Jay Northcote’s new series starts with a sweet and very real couple and set a lovely place for future love stories. Eager for book two already!

Rainbow Place by Jay Northcote
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sweet and sexy and very... I don’t know, real? It felt real. And natural. And honest. And cute. And yummy.

This is about an openly gay man who falls for a closeted case in a small town. That’s a trope I enjoy and even if not original in the premise it was great and honest in the execution and storytelling.

Seb, AKA, the gay one: Kind, with a great heart trying to help the queer community in a light but meaningful way. Just by opening a LGBT-friendly café in a beautiful but small Cornish town, he is trying to make a difference. A helpful little difference.
He has to deal with a lot of very real insecurities that made him a real character. A lovable one.

Jason, AKA, the closeted: Sexy, conflicted with very understandable fears, honest in this thoughts, still trying to deal with his sexuality. He’s a father of a teenager. He’s divorced from a woman (a nice I-want-more-characters-like-this ex wife, if I have to be more specific).

A …

Third installment in the Skins series by Garret Leigh and Simone tells us her thoughts in a beautiful and sincere review. Well done friend and well done author!

Believe by Garrett Leigh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

***4 - 4.5 Stars***
"You can't expect the world to accept you if you don't accept yourself."

Because in the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take...

Do you know that feeling? When you realize you are only riding shotgun in your own life. That what you thought made you happy is just an illusion. That you want more. That something's got to give.

Rhys Foster, air paramedic by day and party boy by night, a guy who would never say no to a quickie with some random stranger in his favorite gay sex club Lovato's, suddenly finds himself feeling discontent. Restless. Lonely. Everyone around him is in a loving relationship and all of a sudden he yearns for the same. Someone special. But growing up with a violent and abusive father who trampled all over his self-esteem and his own non-existing shyness when it comes to sexual experience - to put it mildly - makes him feel unworthy and no one in his …

Lily Morton has convinced me after some doubting at the beginning. Doubts unfounded, I liked it and I’m eager for book two—Standalone and promising—.

Rule Breaker by Lily Morton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

It’s incredible how our moods are able to interfiere our readings, or play with the way we perceive a book, because here’s the thing: I didn’t like the first 20% of this book. I felt completely disconnected to characters and plot and even the humor (the one I was told was snarky and fabulous) escaped me. But when I smelled the drama near, I became invested and started feeling it. When the rejection, unrequited love and the unreachable jerk character showed up, I was in, invested and wanting to keep going. And look! 3.5 stars! And that’s an almost 4 stars rating for a book a put on hold 3 times—3!!!!!— in two weeks.

This is a lovely assistant (not naive, not the stereotypical virgin we’re used in this kind of stories. Just lovely, warm and kind) who falls in love with the rich, orphan boss—with all the numbers to be traumatized by his past— allergic to love, relationships and tenderness.
I must said that even if my descripti…

The Order Universe is captivating, well done and full of romance, humor and good writing. You don’t want to miss that, do you?

Twenty-One Arrow Salute by Kasia Bacon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Kasia Bacon goes all New Adult on me and I just can’t stop my sighing. Good stuff.

*sighs a bit more*

So, yes NA greatness in The Order Universe and I loved it from the first sentence of the author’s note. I specially liked something Kasia said there, because it describes perfectly this book and its characters.

“You know that unique period when everything feels like a new challenge? When dramas resemble storms in a teacup, failures cut deep enough to gut, and every joy overwhelms?”

This is the story between Verhan Tūrryés and Hernan Seinnés and it’s kinda an elves sport romance with Verhan training Seinnés for the upcoming Twenty-One Arrow Salute, a very important festivity for our pointy ears guys.
Fantastically written as usual and full of sweet and humorous moments even with the typical short length of this series.

Verhan, the dark elf, Ervyn’s cousin. A huge discovery I must say. Terrific character. Super funny. Horn…

Dark, gritty and fabulous: that’s the third installment of geniuses KA Merikan’s Guns n’ Boys.

Guns n' Boys: Homicidal Instinct by K.A. Merikan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Obscurely funny and very, very thrilling.

A strange road trip. Two sexy and intense guys on the run. The perfectly imperfect couple formed by this funny and gritty killer called Domenico Acerbi and Seth— that lovely man with the wtf ideas, moods and tantrums—. A ride to shinny beaches that took an unfortunate turn to hell.

The Merikans and their dark comedy, their superb humor and the way they play their cards are something I don’t want to miss. I need them in my life. They are the juicy steak and wine after a week of Diet Coke and salads. That good and welcome.
And the beginning of this third installment couldn’t have been better: it catches up exactly where Guns n' Boys: He Is Mine ends and it starts with an amnesic Domenico and that gives the plot a new beginning vibe making everything better, more exciting, sexier, sadder... because these two are destined to be together and this book proves it.

This stor…

Second installment in The Order Series by Kasia Bacon: so good, so short and so “keep writing about this universe Kasia, and do it fast”

The Highlander​ by Kasia Bacon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even better than The Mutt. Still very short but packed with feels and emotion.

”At times, he felt, smelt and tasted like my fate. At others—my biggest mistake”

This is a peek in Lochan’s head. Our assassin is a complex character and his thoughts and fears are masterfully shown. Not easy with such little length but that’s not a problem for this author, is it?
Ervyn’s feels are there too, for you to taste them, even without his POV. There’s no need. We see the love, we see the sexiness, we see the heartbreak and we see how they function with and without each other. Lovely views all of them.
Special mention to chapter four: a delight.

I highly recommend this series. For elves fans and for those who want to read about young, cute and funny warriors in a beautifully described world.

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Yummy starter in a new series. Loved both MCs and loved the writing. Onto the next!

The Mutt by Kasia Bacon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a fantastic little read. And I’m not using fantastic because of the genre (this is about elves, yes, but this could be any place in the world, an atemporal society populated with warriors—hot, gorgeous and funny long haired warriors, to be more specific—) but I’m using the word because this was fabulous, a beautifully written short, a love story between a mutt and a Highlander, about their beginning, their first kiss and touches and the way the blonde Dark Elf (what a nice paradox, eh?) will do anything to be with the powerful half breed.

“He’d become a menace against which I was weaponless”

42 pages... and still Kasia Bacon manages to deliver a detailed and attractive universe with beautiful words and with a weird gift that I’ve been noticing in her work: she can transmit in short stories more than some full length books can.

42 pages! I want more, a lot more. So I’m starting The Highlander right now, to know more about Ervyn Morr…

One of the best MM Romance I ever read and one of the best thrillers too. This book is remarkable. Dal Maclean, thank you for this refreshing breath.

Bitter Legacy by Dal Maclean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So good. So, so good.

Greatness in the storyline and in the mystery development, with the perfect amount of clues here and there. The perfect timing to introduce each one of them too and in a era where romance and a good thriller seems to be at odds with each other, finding a terrific suspense novel with some resemblance to Fincher’s work was refreshing and an awesome surprise.

Greatness in the couple, the angst, the exquisite rejection, the well written conflict, the unexpected in every day that goes by . You never know what James is gonna find every time he arrives home and that constant what now? keeps you there, invested and terrified about what is gonna happen next.
And James is gold. James is pure paradox. We have that vision of this brave cop, trusting in his guts, showing confidence and a smart attitude as detective, with a terrific instinct ... and then we see the reflection of this sweet lost man with a cute tendency to blus…