Secret by Kindle Alexander

Title: Secret
Author: Kindle Alexander
Publisher: The Kindle Alexander Collection, LLC
Characters: Tristan Wilder, Dylan Reeves
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 5


Tristan Wilder, self-made millionaire and devastatingly handsome CEO of Wilder-Nation is on the verge of a very lucrative buyout. With tough negotiations ahead, he’s armed with his acquisition pitch, ready to launch the deal of a lifetime. There’s just one glitch. The last thing he expects is to fall for the hot business owner he’s trying to sway.

Dylan Reeves, computer science engineer and founder of the very successful social media site, Secret, is faced with a life-altering decision. A devoted family man with three kids and a wife, Dylan has been living a secret for years. Fiercely loyal to his convictions, his boundaries blur after meeting the striking owner of the corporation interested in acquiring his company. For the first time in his life, reckless desire consumes him when the gorgeous computer mogul makes an offer he can’t refuse


Kindle Alexander is quickly becoming a ‘must read’ author for me. Her book, Always, had me using tissues so much my trashcan was soon filled to the rim with them. When I saw her new release, Secret I immediately knew I had to read it. Boy, was I not disappointed. I absolutely loved this book and adored the story they had to tell.

It is very clear that Ms. Alexander loves her characters. They are very well-written and realistically portrayed. These men are people you would easily call a friend and hang out with. The great thing about her heroes is they truly live and breathe off of the written page. When I began the book, I was quickly enthralled in Tristan and Dylan’s lives and gripped into their story so much that I ended up reading the entire book without stopping.

Yes, it is that good.

Tristan and Dylan were truly meant to be together but they have many obstacles to overcome and are faced with hard decisions to make if they are to achieve happiness together. I loved that Tristan himself, is actually a very patient and loving man. It was easy to see why Dylan fell so hard and so quick for him. I liked how they really strove to look out for each other, even when Dylan was conflicted as to when he should come out and was worried about how his children would take it. I loved the strong family unit Dylan had with his wife and kids. Now, having said this…PLEASE do NOT think Dylan is a cheater because he’s really not. He and his wife know about his sexuality and although they forge a united front, they also have separate lives that both are very aware of. The great thing about this was the support and encouragement Dylan and his wife gave to each other. I couldn’t help but really like her and I know you will too. They are best friends and it clearly showed how much they truly care about each other.

The emotional connection between Tristan and Dylan is a strong one but they also have a physical chemistry together that is off the charts HOT! You will love how these two men love each other…I know I did!

Secret is a very easy book to recommend. If you love well-written, thought provoking stories with very sexy heroes that truly like, love and respect each other then Secret is a book that must not be missed. It’s a perfect read for that lazy afternoon you are craving a hot and sexy romance. I loved this book and can’t wait to see what Ms. Alexander has in store for us next!

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi


Bridged by Love Nancy Corrigan- AND a chance to WIN a gift basket!



Follow his head, he breaks her heart. Follow his heart…he breaks his pack.

Kagan Wolves, Book 1


From the moment he was born, Nic Kagan’s future was sealed. He’ll accept a mate, have kids, and eventually take over his father’s role as pack alpha. There’s just one problem.

Long ago, his heart settled on Riley, the pack’s human doctor and honorary member. Except only half of him can have her. The other half—his wolf—won’t give a weak non-shifter female a second sniff.

No one—human or shifter—has left a mark on Riley’s soul like Nic. But with his father hospitalized, any hope things could work out between them is slipping away. Yet Riley understands something else about pack life. Power isn’t always a physical gift; love is just as strong. What she and Nic have is worth fighting for.
With rival threats mounting, Nic realizes he can’t simply turn his back on Riley. Though his wolf could tear his heart out for it, he must fight for what he wants before he loses his mate. His pack. Maybe even his sanity.

Warning: Contains a reluctant alpha with only one roadblock between his heart and the woman he loves—biology. And a woman who isn’t giving up on him, even if it means risking her life to fool Mother Nature.

Author’s Note: Bridged by Love is an emotional, dark paranormal book.


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Book Title: Bridged by Love

Series Name: Kagan Wolves

Series Number: 1

Author: Nancy Corrigan

ISBN13: 978-1-61923-004-0

Length: 63,982

Categories: PAW: Paranormal, PAW: Red Hot, RH: Paranormal & Alternate Worlds

Tags: Shape-Shifters; Werewolves

Price: $5.50

Publication Date: July 21st 2015


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Excerpt (PG)

Nic strode across the packed bar, hands clenching and releasing at his sides. Shifters and humans alike moved out of his way. He couldn’t blame them. No doubt he looked as pissed off as he felt. Returning to West Virginia hadn’t been on his agenda, at least not until a certain female died of old age or moved. Yeah, moving worked. Too bad it hadn’t happened. She remained in Hollow’s Grove like a damn forbidden fruit and a reminder of a life he could never have.

The two male wolf shifters at his old table grabbed their beers and scattered, leaving his sister to deal with his wrath.

He yanked a chair out and straddled it. “Who did it?”

Hannah lifted a slender brow. Four years separated them, but she could’ve been his twin. They both had their mother’s black hair and blue eyes. They both shifted into black wolves too, a rarity among their kind. Neither of them cared about the awe many felt in their presence. Him and Hannah? They cared about the strength the revered wolf gave them. Power was everything in their world.

“Did what? Put Dad in the hospital, or almost hit your ex-girlfriend’s car?”

He gritted his teeth. “Riley is not my ex-girlfriend.”

“What do you call your first lover and the female you warned every available male in a fifty-mile radius away from, then?”

Had Riley been a shifter, he’d call her his mate. As it was, she was a temptation, one he had to stay away from.


Excerpt (PG-13)


Nic ran through the woods. The broken twigs and rocks poking into his paws barely registered. He pivoted and headed deeper into the underbrush. The sharp pulling of the low-hanging tree limbs on his fur appealed to his need to punish himself. He wanted to hurt. A fight would’ve been better, but he couldn’t go around initiating any. Actions like that would come off as a dominance tactic, and the Kagan males had always held to a higher standard. They understood all members of a pack played a vital role.

He lowered his head and pushed through the bowing evergreens. An open space greeted him. He froze. Sides heaving and blood soaking his fur, he panted and took in the small home in front of him—Riley’s place. His dad had bought it for her. Last time Nic had seen it was right after she’d moved in. She must’ve remodeled since then. Where the concrete stoop once stood, a wide front porch spanned the house. It looked inviting with the swing and chairs decorating it. He could see himself lounging on it, enjoying the night.

A low growl rumbled in his chest.

It didn’t surprise him that he’d ended up here. He hadn’t been able to get thoughts of her out of his head. Guilt ate at him. He’d treated her like shit the last time they were together. She deserved an apology and explanation. If he’d been man enough, he would’ve been straight with her then.

He padded across the gravel road. On the other side, soft grass met the pads of his paws. Halfway across the front yard, the door opened. Riley stepped out, a bottle of beer in hand. An oversize flannel shirt covered her chest and bare thighs. Jealousy surged, knowing she wore another male’s clothes. Shock replaced it with his next breath. It was his shirt, the one he’d had on the last time they were together.

She whipped her head in his direction. Narrowed eyes zeroed in on him. They widened on a gasp. She set her bottle down and sprinted across the yard. Her loosely buttoned top gave him a tantalizing glimpse of her legs. He sat on his haunches to watch her, but she reached him before he could decide if the swath of black between her thighs was a thong or a bikini.

“Nic”—she dropped to her knees in front of him—“what happened?”

He couldn’t answer her in his wolf form. She knew that. She also understood that depending on how much control he gave his other half, he might not even hear her. It never stopped her from approaching shifters. She’d said she could tell who was in charge by looking into their eyes.

“You’re bleeding.” She brushed back his fur and gently touched the skin around a long gash. “This wasn’t from a fight, was it?”

He shook his head, the only answer he could give in his limited form.

She stared into his eyes. Not a hint of fear showed in her expression. She treated his dad and the other dominants with the respect owed them by avoiding eye contact. Never Nic, at least not in private, but the rules were different around the other wolves. Riley had always understood the need for hierarchy among the members. In the pack’s eyes, she was as low as one could be. In his, she was his equal.

“Shift and tell me why you decided to drag your sorry ass to my house. None of these cuts need my attention.”


Excerpt (R)


“Do you like what you see?”

Riley’s husky voice drew him back from the edge. Tension drained from his limbs. He yanked her panties off, tossing them across the room. “Yeah, baby, I do. I like it a lot.”

Using his thumbs, he swiped the length of her lips from bottom to top, spreading her folds and searing the memory of her perfect sex into his mind. Pink and glistening, she looked damn inviting. He knew every inch of her body, inside and out. He’d memorized her every trigger point and learned how far he could push her before pleasure turned to pain, but the sight of her, wet and welcoming, always left him in awe.

“Fucking beautiful.” His mouth watered. The small taste he’d gotten from licking his fingers hadn’t been enough to satisfy his craving. He needed to lap up her spilled cream and drink of her release. The urge took over, one he couldn’t resist. He bent and licked her cleft. Her rich flavor hit him. He groaned.

So damn good.

He wanted to get drunk on her. More licks, more swipes, and she writhed for him. He laid a hand on her lower stomach and pushed, urging her to lie back and let him pleasure her. She followed his direction. No hesitation. He slid her bottom to the very edge of the counter and massaged her hips as he teased her lower lips with slow strokes of his tongue over her cleft.

More sweet cream flowed, an irresistible lure. He dipped the tip of his tongue into her opening, and her body gripped the small invasion. Overly sensitive from her last orgasm, every touch wound her higher. A few more thrusts, and she’d come for him. The trembling in her thighs told him how close she was to finding ecstasy.

Not yet. He hadn’t fulfilled his craving.

He withdrew his tongue and repeated the languid exploration of her sex, dipping into her hot center on each pass, but not lingering. And she writhed for him. Clutched at his forearms. Moaned his name.

Perfect. She’s perfect.

He dropped to his knees and draped her legs over his shoulders, spreading her wide. The arousal waiting for him to feast on coated her cleft. With his hands under her bottom, he tipped her hips, bringing her sex closer, and kissed her lower lips as deeply as he’d taken her mouth moments before.

“Oh God. More. Give me more. Feels so good.”

Her praise registered in his hazy mind. He might’ve smiled, but he couldn’t tear himself away from her sex. Her flavor drugged him. Her moans enflamed him. Nothing else mattered beyond his need to worship her body and make her wild.

Make her come. Hard. Exactly as she’d demanded.


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A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm.

She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.



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Xavier by Catherine Lievens

Title: The Gillham Pack Series, Book 1: Xavier
Author: Catherine Lievens
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Pages: 133
Characters: Xavier, Andy
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Shifter, Paranormal, Series, Romance
Kisses: 3.75


Xavier’s life has gone to hell. Not only has his ex-boyfriend’s stalker attacked him, but in order to keep him safe he’s being sent to the Gillham pack. It wouldn’t be too bad, if not for the small detail that he hadn’t known shifters existed before that! He’s not sure what he can expect from them, but he doesn’t have a choice. When he meets Andy, he’s weirdly attracted to the man, but Xavier knows he’s not good enough for him.

Andy doesn’t want to play babysitter for Xavier, at least not until he meets him and realizes the man is his mate. He knows he’s going to have a hard time convincing Xavier to at least give their bond a chance, and that’s not counting the other problems their relationship will have to face.

The two mates will have to navigate angry families and the ever-present lab problem, and still Andy isn’t sure he’ll be able to help his mate get over his low self-esteem long enough to give him a chance.


To my knowledge, Xavier is the first book I’ve read by Catherine Lievens and it definitely won’t be my last. Ms. Lievens wrote a sweet and sexy romance between two interesting characters that left a smile on my face and a craving for more!

I really liked how these two men learned to like, respect and trust each other. Although it is a shifter romance, which often means there is an insta-attraction/love element to it, *I love insta-love* I appreciated how these men truly wanted to get to know one another and in the end, chose to be together.

I loved the wolf-shifter, Andy. Whew! He is a hottie! What’s even better is he has a very loving side to him that made me want to swoon. Who wouldn’t love a tattooed, sexy as hell, strong man with a big heart? I adored the way he was determined to have Xavier in his life and really appreciated the patience, love and kindness he showed him.

Xavier was a sexy man too. He’s sweet and loveable and it was so easy to see why Andy would be head over heels with him. I LOVED the fact Ms. Lievens made him not have perfect abs and body. He’s a little on the heavy side and because of this, he has low-self esteem. I admit, this low-self worth drove me nuts at times. I wanted to shake some sense into the man and truly craved for him to see how others, and especially his mate saw him. I wanted to clap with glee when he finally gets that he is sexy and worthy both as a man and as Andy’s mate.

The reason this was not a higher kiss read for me was because of the abrupt ending this book had. The last chapter jumped a month from the previous one before and BOOM…it felt like I missed a lot. I would have liked to seen more affection, growth and love they gave to their growing family. I kinda felt cheated, but I still really liked this book and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Xavier is the first book in the Gillham Pack series and it definitely starts the series with a very intriguing and strong beginning. If you are looking for a sexy and romantic shifter romance, Xavier is definitely the book for you!


Reviewed By: Gabbi

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Cravings Creek by Mel Bossa

Title: Cravings Creek
Author: Mel Bossa
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 185
Characters: Alistair, Ryde
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 5+


For the man he loves, he will fight—body, mind, and soul.

Fourteen years ago, on a sun-drenched summer day on the banks of Craving’s Creek, Ryde swore to his best friend, Alistair, he’d never be alone in the world. Though Alistair was destined for the priesthood, there was something beyond holy about the first kiss they shared.

But a fun camping trip went horribly wrong when Alistair was involved in a horrific incident.

Now, at age thirty-one, Ryde’s life is a mess of alcohol and the painful imprint of his last look into Alistair’s desperate eyes. Since the evil they encountered on that shore, his first love has been lost to him—until he learns a friend’s wedding is to be officiated by a priest named Father Alistair Genet.

Amid the rush of emotions, one thought crystallizes: Ryde’s love for Alistair not only has never died, it’s stronger than ever. Stronger than God. But it may be no match for the church…and the repressed memories that are slowly tearing Alistair’s mind apart.

Product Warnings

Contains a drunken confessional, a self-destructive clergyman, and a fight to the spiritual death for love.


Once in a while I’m fortunate to read and review a book that leaves me breathless because of it’s amazing characters and the story they have to tell. While, I’ve never read this author before, Mel Bossa has a true gift of writing a story that left this reader’s heart aching with the friendship, understanding, compassion and true love these two men had for one another.

There were times I literally wanted to reach into the story and give these two men a hug. They touched me in ways I haven’t felt in a long time and even though I went through a range of emotions while I read this book, I couldn’t bring myself to take a break…even when the story was heartbreaking at times.

Yes, Cravings Creek is a tear-jerker. Prepare yourself. Get some tissues available. The journey these two men go through will pull at your heartstrings, but even though I did the ugly cry at times, there were still some splendidly told moments that made this reader’s heart beat with sheer joy and happiness.

One of the beautiful things about this book was the relationship between these two men. They go through such hell at times, but are still able to feel nothing but kinship and pure love for one another. I liked how they truly strove to understand each other and face their demons head on. I thought Ms. Bossa did an amazing job at showing the devastation of what a mental illness can cause, but yet also show what how one can heal with the passing of time and with a little love, determination and understanding can give.

Craving’s Creek is one of the best books I’ve read…period. I can’t recommend this book high enough. If you are in the mood for a romantic tale that is beautifully executed with characters that will live with you long after you finish the book, Craving’s Creek is the story for you. Just make sure you have plenty of time to read before you start this book. Once you begin the journey with these two men you won’t want to stop it until you finish it. I loved, loved, loved this book and can’t wait to read more by this author in the future.


Reviewed By: Gabbi

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Breaking the Habit by JP Bowie

Title: Breaking the Habit
Author: JP Bowie
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Pages: 124
Characters: Mike Peterson, Larry Bertoli
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 5


Mike Peterson is determined to break the gambling habit that resulted in two failed marriages, no money, no job, plus almost getting himself and his brother killed when loan sharks came looking for their money. In addition, he’s recently been having some doubts about his own sexuality. When his gay brother suggests he get in touch with an old friend, recently out police officer Larry Bertoli, Mike is at first leery of the idea, and their first meeting isn’t exactly ideal.

They decide to meet again and this time more of what they are and what they could mean to one another is revealed during their time together. They begin a tentative friendship that graduates to a first, fumbling attempt at romance. Can they find the secure relationship they both want, or will Mike’s addiction and lack of self-esteem hinder what could possibly be salvation for both men?


There was one thing that struck me as I was reading Breaking the Habit by JP Bowie. As much fun and craziness Dumping Las Vegas was, the second book Breaking the Habit was a slow, sexy burn. I really liked this contrast between the two books. In my opinion, it show how diverse Mr. Bowie’s writing really is. Although I know I’m in for a treat when I read his books, it’s great when the author writes something quite different than he had previously before.

I have to admit that Breaking the Habit is my favorite book between the two. I’m actually quite shocked by this because I admit I wasn’t completely sold on Mike in the first one. It was because of him that his brother, Jerry went through so much hell, so I didn’t know if I would end up really liking him in the end. Well, guess what? I totally did! Mike ended up truly working hard at overcoming his gambling addiction, as well as, trying to get his life back on track. He ended up being a very likeable and wonderfully flawed hero and I loved him.

I enjoyed the journey Mike goes through as he gets his life back in order. He’s trying to find a full-time job, goes to counseling and for the first time is starting to realize that he’s pushed aside his attraction to men practically all of his life. When he reunites with Larry there is a slow burn of attraction and respect that flows between them. Mike has to come to terms with his sexuality and it doesn’t happen overnight. I also liked that Larry didn’t pressure him. They talk. They begin to get to know one another and there is a friendship that forms between them before they fall into a sexual relationship.

But…when the do have sex…whew! There is an erotic chemistry between them that really sparked off the written page! I ended up loving this couple. They go through some issues, but in the end it was very easy to root for their happy ending and hope that everything turns out great for them in the end.

Breaking the Habit is a thought provoking romance with characters who live and breathe off of the written page. I loved this book and it’s a very easy book to recommend. Mark and Larry are truly a special couple who will live in your heart and mind long after the book is over. In all honesty, I hated to see it come to an end, but what a sweet and happy ending it was!! Loved it!

Although Breaking the Habit could be easily read as a stand-alone book in this series, I recommend reading the books in series order. You’ll definitely love Jerry’s story and you’ll also see how much Mark’s character truly develops over time.

The books in series order are:

Dumping Las Vegas
Breaking the Habit

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi


Dumping Las Vegas by JP Bowie

Title: Dumping Las Vegas
Author: JP Bowie
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Pages: 127
Characters: Jerry Peterson, Taylor Maitland
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 4.5


When Jerry Peterson’s brother Mike begs for help in paying off a Las Vegas gambling debt, Jerry reluctantly travels to the city he loathes. Things are even worse than he expected—his brother is being held hostage until the debt is paid. Taylor Maitland is in Vegas writing an article on compulsive gambling, an addiction his father was unable to free himself from. When the two men meet, Taylor offers to help Jerry locate his brother and negotiate with the captors. Despite the series of violent events that screw up their plans and have them dogged by two homicidal thugs, Jerry and Taylor are drawn together by their mutual attraction for one another, even finding time in between narrow escapes, to indulge in some hot man lovin’!


I jumped at the opportunity to read and review Dumping Las Vegas by JP Bowie. I’ve read several books by this author and know when I read his books, I’m always in for a treat. Dumping Las Vegas is an erotic thrill-ride full of action, angst and sex between two very interesting men.

Jerry has to bail out his brother *again* on a huge gambling debt that he has no way to pay. Afraid for his brother’s life Jerry is just about willing to do anything to keep his brother safe. The one thing I did like about Jerry was his dedication to his family…especially his brother. Having said this, there were times I wanted Jerry to let Mike deal with his own consequences and stop enabling him. When Jerry meets Taylor, there is an immediate fire that burns between them. As soon as Jerry finds out the connection Taylor has with Mike and the fact Taylor is willing to help him out, things definitely take an interesting turn…for both of them.

What I liked about this book was the suspense of what was going to happen next. There are many twists and turns that made Dumping Las Vegas a nail biting read. I loved the crazy situations they found themselves in and I enjoyed seeing how everything was going to work out. There is a lot going on in this story, so there’s never a dull moment or a time that it lags at all. In fact, there were times I did wish things would slow down a tad.

I really liked the two men together. They have a strong physical chemistry that sizzles off of the written page. Also, I liked how they truly began to open up to each other and begin to connect on a deep emotional level. Since the book is in first person-like Jerry, we learn about Taylor as he does. I liked how they seemed to fit together very nicely and in the end, I couldn’t keep from hoping they’d get the happy ending they deserve.

Leaving Las Vegas by JP Bowie is a sexy romp of a story that will leave you with a smile on your face. I’m anxious to read the next book in the series and see what happens next. If you are looking for a fast-paced, sexy read this is definitely a good choice for you on a lazy summer’s day.


Reviewed By: Gabbi


Path Not Taken by Andrew Grey

Title: Path Not Taken
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 59
Characters: Trent, Brit
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 3.5


On the train from Lancaster to Philadelphia, Trent runs into Brit, his first love and the first man to break his heart. They’ve both been through a lot in the years since they parted ways, and as they talk, the old connection tenuously strengthens. Trent finally works up the nerve to call Brit, and their rekindled friendship slowly grows into the possibility for more. But both men are shadowed by their pasts as they explore the path they didn’t take the first time. If they can move beyond loss and painful memories, they might find their road leads to a second chance at happiness.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”


Path Not Taken by Andrew Grey is a sweet, second-chance romance between to mature men who are able to rekindle a friendship and more after many years apart.

Mr. Grey does an excellent job at writing getting to the heart of his characters. I particularly liked Trent and thought he was a really well-written hero. Trent is still grieving over the loss of his partner and when he notices his first-love and best friend from years ago, Brit, those old feelings for him start to resurface.

Trent is an all-around nice guy. Seeing Brit again makes him start to believe there might be another chance for both of them find love with each other. But Brit’s life is also a little complicated and a misunderstanding and hurt feelings from the past might keep the men from finding their second chance of love together.

I really liked the way these two men connected, although I admit I would have liked this book to be a longer one. In some ways, Brit was still more of a mystery to me. I understood where he was coming from, but would have liked to really have seen these two men develop a relationship together. In ways it felt their story was a little too rushed and washed over, but in the end, I still liked it and know that any fan of Mr. Grey will enjoy it too.


Reviewed By: Gabbi

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