The Left Hand of Calvus by Ann Gallagher: 1/10 Stars

  Former gladiator Saevius is certain fortune’s smiling on him when a Pompeiian politician buys him to be his bodyguard. But then his new master, Laurea Calvus, orders Saevius to discover the gladiator with whom his wife is having an affair. In order to do that, Saevius must return to the arena, training alongside the … Continue reading The Left Hand of Calvus by Ann Gallagher: 1/10 Stars

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What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger: 7/10 Stars

  Eli Bell is the only son of a police chief inspector and a forensic scientist. He's grown up wonky in a world that only deals with the straight and narrow -- and his new boyfriend isn't helping. Rob Hawkes is six feet of muscle, tattoos, and arrest warrants. A career criminal and a former … Continue reading What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger: 7/10 Stars

Being With Him by Mickie B. Ashling: 0/10 Stars

  Zeb Araneda leaves his privileged but closely supervised life in the Philippines to study architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where his new roommate is openly gay Luca Dilorio. Alex Boulet is a successful print model who appears to have it all, but on closer inspection, the ready smile never reaches his … Continue reading Being With Him by Mickie B. Ashling: 0/10 Stars

Starting From Scratch by Jay Northcote: 3/10 Stars

  Ben is transgender and back at university after hormone treatment and chest surgery. His new housemates have no idea about his history and Ben would prefer to keep it that way. He’s starting from scratch and his life is finally on track, except in the romance department. The idea of dating guys as a … Continue reading Starting From Scratch by Jay Northcote: 3/10 Stars

Sex in C Major by Matthew J. Metzger: 9/10 Stars

  He knows chasing those fantasies is only going to end in disaster, but he can't seem to stop his self-destructive spiral. He’s a transgender man struggling to come to terms with the intersection of his identity and his sexual fantasies as a submissive. He needs someone to take control before he loses it completely. … Continue reading Sex in C Major by Matthew J. Metzger: 9/10 Stars

Ace of Hearts by Caitlin Ricci: 2/10 Stars

  Ashton lived for show jumping, until an accident killed his horse, Atreyu, and left him unable to ride. He blames himself for Atreyu's death and has sworn off horses. Rubbing salt in the wound, his boyfriend and friends were okay with Ashton being ace, but not with his retirement. His mom has purchased him … Continue reading Ace of Hearts by Caitlin Ricci: 2/10 Stars

Whip Stir and Serve by Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake: 9/10 Stars

  Maggie Jensen has one goal: make cinnamon buns, from scratch, for her father's retirement party. She’ll do whatever it takes to finish the job and prove she isn't a klutz in the kitchen, family stories about her burned hard boiled eggs be damned. She’s more comfortable in the wood shop, but how hard can … Continue reading Whip Stir and Serve by Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake: 9/10 Stars

Change of Heart by Liv Rancourt: 6/10 Stars

  Momma says a body reaps what they sow, and Clarabelle’s planted the seeds of trouble. The year is 1933, and not much else is growing in the Oklahoma dirt. Clarabelle’s gone and fallen in love with her best friend, so she figures it's time to go out and see the world. If she’s lucky, … Continue reading Change of Heart by Liv Rancourt: 6/10 Stars

Rainbow Islands by Devin Harnois: 5/10 Stars

  In the Christian Republic, homosexual people are given two choices—a camp to "fix" them, or exile to the distant islands populated by lesbians and gay men. Sixteen-year-old Jason chooses exile and expects a hardscrabble life but instead finds a thriving, supportive community. While exploring his identity as a transgender boy he also discovers adventure: … Continue reading Rainbow Islands by Devin Harnois: 5/10 Stars

Darkling by Brooklyn Ray: 9/10 Stars

  Port Lewis, a coastal town perched on the Washington cliffs, is surrounded by dense woods, and is home to quaint coffee shops, a movie theater, a few bars, two churches, the local college, and witches, of course. Ryder is a witch with two secrets—one about his blood and the other about his heart. Keeping … Continue reading Darkling by Brooklyn Ray: 9/10 Stars