Archives for February 2013

Review: Adding to the Collection by B.A. Tortuga

Rating: 4.25 stars Buy Links:  Amazon | All Romance Length: Short Story Closeted rancher Derrick Stahlman has always had a thing for professional bull riders. Once a year he treats himself to a small vacation to watch the PBR Finals in Reno and get himself laid in the process. This year, Derrick has a chance to […]

Review: The 51st Thursday by Mercy Celeste

Rating: 4.25 stars Buy Links:  Amazon | All Romance Length: Novella When Hurricane Sally threatens Mobile Bay’s coastline, Joe Deacon – “Deacon” to those who know him – owner of Deacon’s Place, finds himself watching the doors waiting for the mystery man who has shown up at the bar every Thursday night for the past fifty […]

Guest Post: Ball-Sports for Dummy Writers by Anne Tenino

I’m writing the following with a completely straight face: In high school, I lettered in football. I grew up in Oregon, the real-life land of Quarterback Princess (a movie from the 1980s about a girl who successfully fought for a position on the football team—you don’t need to see it, trust me, but here’s the […]

Review: Home Ice by Kate Sherwood

Rating: 4.25 stars Buy Links:  Amazon | All Romance Length: Novella Who doesn’t like a man who can play hockey? In this case, you’re getting two men, who are talented both on and off the ice. Mike and Jason have a history. Mike just retired from the National Hockey League and has returned to his home […]

Review: Tigerland by Sean Kennedy

Rating: 5 stars Buy Links:  Amazon | All Romance Length: Novel When I arrived in Melbourne, Australia a few weeks ago, the amount I knew about “footy” could be contained in one simple sentence, “Isn’t that rugby?”  Well, yes and no, and Aussies were quick to correct me and talk about their national sport—their passion—ok, their […]

Review: Match Maker by Alan Chin

Rating: 4.75 stars Buy Links:  Amazon | All Romance Length: Novel There are times when writing a review becomes a bit of a burden. Not because I didn’t enjoy the book, but because my adoration of it seems difficult to express. When I started to read Match Maker by Alan Chin, I didn’t expect it to […]

Review: Str8te Boys by Evangeline Anderson

Rating: 4 stars Buy Links:  Amazon | All Romance Length: Novella Maverick Holms and Duke Warren have been best friends, soccer teammates, and roommates for the last four years of college.  They have always been very close; Duke in particular is very affectionate and the guys even share a bed platonically on occasion.  Mav doesn’t think […]

Guest Post: Rather Be Wet by Katey Hawthorne

The summer Olympics having been and gone, of course the joys of competitive swimming have faded slightly from the collective memory, by now. Six months ago, twitter was buzzing with Phelps vs. Lochte, Missy Franklin’s triumphs, and “Oh my god who is that adorable Nathan Adrian on the relay team?” For about a month every […]