Book recs for 09/22/2013

Good morning! If you’re looking for something new to read I’ve got two new recs for you:

Show of Force by AJ Quinn from Bold Strokes Books

Show of Force

This one is a f/f book and just calling it a romance doesn’t give it justice. It’s angsty, painful and you can feel the relationship between Tate and Evan grow out of one hot night together and evolve into so much more. The descriptions and characters AJ Quinn bring to life are chilling and the way that Evan endures and learns to survive are so well written you won’t be able to put it down.


It should have been simple, but life has a way of getting complicated.

When correspondent Tate McKenna broke her own rules and took navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Evan Kane home from an embassy dinner in Bahrain, she knew all the reasons why it wouldn’t work. Long, unpredictable work hours. Extended absences. The dangers inherent in their jobs. Yet after being with Evan once, it was inconceivable she wouldn’t be with her again.

When they finally have a chance to get things right, danger follows them home from Afghanistan. Now, Tate and Evan must stand together in a show of force or risk losing everything—including their lives.

(Copy provided by Net Galley for an honest review)

Illumination by Rowan Speedwell from Riptide Publishing


This one is a m/m and sexy rocker Adam is a lost soul until he meets Miles by total accident. You feel for Adam for losing himself in being who he’s “supposed” to be and Miles is quirky and sometimes frustrating. These two clicking is a hot read that has you pulling for them to overcome all the odds against them. Check it out!


Adam Craig is burned out. Lead singer of the hard rock band Black Varen, he’s tired of the empty life of groupies, paparazzi, and hotel rooms. Worse, a life in the closet. After the final concert of their latest tour, he flees the afterparty, pursuing memories of lost summers and carefree days, until he passes out on the patio of a shuttered lake resort.

Miles Caldwell is a brilliant artist, tied by agoraphobia and social anxiety to his family’s lodge. Alone but for his parrot, he spends his days illuminating manuscripts and hiding from the complexities of life. When he discovers Adam asleep in a deck chair, he’s furious but intrigued. Adam soon charms his way into Miles’s bed, and they lose themselves in a summer idyll, safe from the compromises and claims of reality.

But Adam’s life, with all it demands, is waiting for him. And Miles, uncertain of Adam’s true feelings, is battling demons of his own. Somehow, the man who’s never home and the man who never leaves it must find the strength to fight for a future together.

(Copy provided by  Net Galley for an honest review)

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