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March 2023



The last book in the Necessary Evils series and sigh...it was worth it. 🥰

Thomas Mulvaney was just a child when an error in judgment cost him everything. He vowed then that he would do anything to atone for his mistake. And he did. He never strayed from the right path. Until Aiden.

Aiden Mulvaney doesn’t exist. He’s a lie created by the father who disowned him and by Thomas Mulvaney, the only man Aiden had ever begged to love him. But that was years ago, when he’d still believed in fairytales. Before Thomas rejected him.

Thomas has spent years trying to have Aiden in his life while keeping him at arm's length, but Aiden’s done with half-measures. He’s done with Thomas the martyr. He’s just done. So, he’s kept his distance. Trouble is, now, someone is threatening to expose a secret that affects them all.

Far From Neverland


Peter Pan left Neverland and grew up. Now I want him back.

Captain Hook is very much the villain we all love in this standalone MM dark romance. This Peter Pan retelling is a contemporary fantasy with most of the story taking place in the modern world.

I'm particular about how 'dark' a 'dark romance' can be for me to enjoy it. I didn't find this one too dark, though Captain Hook does some pretty bad things (he is still a pirate, after all). I'm also particular about enemies-to-lovers romances, which is one of my favorite tropes but hard to do well. This one is well done.

The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen


KJ Charles is an auto-buy for me and I preordered this book almost as soon as I could.

Joss Doomsday has run the Doomsday smuggling clan since he was a boy. His family is his life...which is why when the all-too-familiar new baronet testifies against Joss's sister for a hanging offense, Joss acts fast, blackmailing Sir Gareth Inglis with the secret of their brief, illicit relationship to force him to recant. Their reunion is anything but happy and the path forward everything but smooth, yet after the dust settles, neither can stay away. It's a long road from there—full of danger and mysteries to be solved—yet somehow, along the way, this well-mannered gentleman may at last find true love with the least likely of scoundrels.

Hither, Page


I've also bought nearly all of Cat Sebastian's books, too. A jaded spy and a shell shocked country doctor team up to solve a murder in postwar England.

I believe she pitched this book as "Agatha Christie, but make it gay!" It's that and delightfully more.

The Remaking of Corbin Wale


Last month, Alex Barrow’s whole life imploded—partner, home, job, all gone in forty-eight hours. But sometimes when everything falls apart, better things appear almost like magic. Now, he’s back in his Michigan hometown, finally opening the bakery he’s always dreamed of. But the pleasure of opening day is nothing compared to the lonely and beautiful man who bewitches Alex before he even orders.

Corbin Wale is a weirdo. At least, that’s what he’s heard his whole life. He knows he’s often in a fantasy world, but the things he feels are very real. And so is the reason why he can never, ever be with Alex Barrow. Even if Alex is everything he’s always fantasized about. Even if maybe, just maybe, Corbin is Alex’s fantasy too.

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