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Whistle Blower by Dev Bentham (5 Stars)

Two lonely men discover friendship and love even though they fight it all the way.

Ben lost his husband, the love of his life, after 25 wonderful years together. For the past two years, he’s been living his lonely life running an outdoor adventure resort with his sister-in-law, Miriam.

Jacob is finally a junior partner at his law firm. He worked so hard to get to this point, but it was to the detriment of all of his relationships. He’s never been in love, but he’s finally starting to think it was a mistake not to share his life with somebody else. When he discovers that one of the other partners might be engaging in shady activities, he decides to investigate. He ends up at Ben’s resort, and the instant attraction between the two of them is the beginning of a lovely relationship.

Ben brings a lot of history and memories of his husband into the new relationship with Jacob. Ben had been with his husband for 25 years, all of Ben’s reflections are positive without any regrets, and Jacob is never seen as a replacement. For these reasons, it never bothered me that Ben spent a lot of time thinking of the past. I really enjoyed watching the two of them enjoy being with each other over the months that the story takes place. They made a beautiful couple, and it came through in their thoughts and actions.

The investigation of the potentially corrupt partner gave Ben and Jacob reasons to see each other. Since both of them were fighting the idea of spending their lives together for understandable reasons, it was great for them to have an excuse for bonding time.

I really enjoyed this beautiful romance between two mature men who had to learn how to move forward with their lives.


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
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The Gift (Las Vegas Escorts #2) by Andrew Grey (5 Stars)

Love shouldn’t be impacted by our choice of professions, but too often it is. Can an escort and a prince rise above this and find happiness?

Ember Savoy is an escort in Las Vegas and also the owner of a yoga studio. He knows the escort business won’t last forever, and he also needs yoga and meditation to help him deal with being an escort. Ember is taking care of Jimmy, a young man from his hometown that was kicked out of his home for being gay, just like Ember was. Ember and Grant, from the beautiful first story in the series, are trying to help Jimmy get his GED so he can go on to college. Ember is clearly a warm and compassionate person.

Alejandro Martine is the prince and future ruler of a small foreign country who is taking an extended vacation before stepping up to his new responsibilities back home. His family doesn’t know he’s gay, and he doubts that they will support him if they discovered this fact. Alejandro brought his best friend, Christo, along with him. I loved the interaction between these two as Christo encourages Alejandro to live his own life. Alejandro definitely matures as the story builds, and he moves from being a spoiled prince to a mature leader.

Alejandro meets Ember after taking one of the yoga classes. Their chemistry is instant, but it’s the build-up of the relationship through dates and discussions that cements the deal. I enjoyed watching Ember and Alejandro get to know each other better as they took in the sights while talking about thier pasts and futures.

In the back of my mind, I kept wondering how these two would get over the huge hurdles in front of them. Alejandro needed to return home or it would cause issues for his family and the country. Ember has his studio, his friends, and his estranged siblings that he hopes to reconnect with. Ember would also have to stay hidden if he followed Alejandro. Ember had already given up so much to live his life in the open, and he really doesn’t want to go back to hiding. Fortunately, the story didn’t focus on the issues that could separate them, but instead kept showing why they should stay together. The author tends to write characters that are very realistic, faults and all, which always makes the stories more enjoyable and unpredictable. I was very happy with the final resolution and how it was reached.

I really enjoyed this latest addition to the Las Vegas Escorts series, and I’m looking forward to the next one.


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
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Affiliations, Aliens & Other Profitable Pursuits (Claimings #3) by Lyn Gala (5 Stars)

Another adventure in the interesting lives of Liam and Ondry.

I always enjoy the discussions between Liam and Ondry and the Grandmothers. The delicate choice of words and the thought that must go into each conversation is fascinating. It would be exhausting to live like this with every single conversation, but there are definitely advantages to being more careful with our choice of words.

Liam and Ondry are traveling on a ship as part of Ondry’s personal mission to find a cure for Liam’s short life as a human. Ondry is convinced that there is a genetic answer to this problem. It was nice seeing how well these two continue to work and live together. They are a perfect match and it shows in all of their interactions. I think my favorite new part of their relationship was Ondry discovering the delight of kissing.

The Grandmothers on the ship haven’t recognized Ondry with the rank of tuk even though the Grandmothers on his planet have already given him that designation. As Ondry works to prove himself, Liam is dealing with his own issues. Liam meets up with some of his former comrades and learns what has happened to them since he left. One of them is concerned that Liam is not in a healthy relationship. It was sweet watching Ondry try to help Liam deal with his emotions.

This is part of an amazing series and should definitely be read in order.

I adore this unique series with its sweet romance and a love for the nuances of communication.

Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
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Magpie (Avian Shifters #2) by Kim Dare (5 Stars)

Kane doesn’t realize how desperately he needs somebody to care for him. Fortunately, Everet is the perfect raven for the job. Kane, a magpie, is addicted to stealing and shooting up with the drug quicksilver. Everet rescues him from a serious beating, and then helps him deal with withdrawal. It broke my heart to watch them go through this together.

Kane is the definition of a brat, and he’s been using his good looks and sex appeal his entire life to get what he wants. None of it works on Everet although it was fun to watch Kane constantly try. Everet is in charge of security, and he also likes to be in charge in his relationship. Everet likes the real Kane, and he’s determined to make sure Kane starts to finally like and respect himself. It was a long road, with several missteps, but Everet had the patience to stand true to his convictions. Watching these two together was beautiful. They truly complemented each other in their needs and capabilities. I enjoyed seeing Ori and Raynard from Duck! and felt that their presence added to the story.


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