Stolen Desire
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Review: Stolen Desire – Robin Lovett

This whole series – set on an alien sex planet – has been absolutely and delightfully bananapants, and this book is no different. It’s the third in the series, and while I think you’d miss out on some backstory, this could be read as a standalone if you’re just looking for some blue alien sexy times. “I have a rebellion…

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The Affair of the Mysterious Letter
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Review: The Affair of the Mysterious Letter – Alexis Hall

Content warnings: While I can’t say I’m terribly familiar with the original source material, I’m a pretty big fan of Sherlock Holmes adaptations. While my favorite so far has been the excellent The Tea Master and the Detective, this Lovecraftian take might just knock it out of that spot. It’s utterly weird and completely queer and I really can’t recommend it…

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Just Past Two
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Review: Just Past Two – Elia Winters

Content warnings: Wow, this was a super kinky fan-yourself-off type of book. I’ve read some pretty kinky stuff before, but I have to admit that this particular insight into polyamory was a new one for me! While the first book was also about a polyamorous couple, they were in a closed triad, something I’ve read about before (uh, extensively, thanks,…

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Last Tango in Cyberspace
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Review: Last Tango in Cyberspace – Steven Kotler

Content warnings: While I went in expecting a cyberpunk, this is definitely more on the thriller end of the spectrum and almost anti-cyberpunk. It’s set in the near future, so while some things are strange, most are familiar. The author also notes that most of the things referenced in the book are things that are either possible now or likely…

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Wrong Bed, Right Girl
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Review: Wrong Bed, Right Girl – Rebecca Brooks

I loved the first book in this series, and was so excited to read this one.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I was expecting. Talia was in the last book – she’s the heroine’s roommate and BFF and the hero’s sister.  At the start of this book, she’s just sublet the apartment of a ballerina friend who’s had to leave suddenly…

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Getting Hot with the Scot
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Review: Getting Hot with the Scot – Melonie Johnson

Content warnings: I’m not a big fan of Scottish or highlander romances, but the cover was so gorgeous and the blurb so intriguing that I had to read it.  While I had some issues with it, overall this is a light, funny, and enjoyable read. While wandering off on a tour of a Scottish castle, Cassie stumbles upon a man…

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Every Last Breath
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Review: Every Last Breath – Juno Rushdan

Content warnings: This is simultaneously an angsty second chance romance and a fast-paced thriller, and, oh boy, did that work for me! “Why?” After all this time of playing dead and pretending she didn’t exist—­nine years of not giving two shits about her. “What do you want in return?” He cupped her neck with a familiar and fierce tenderness, bringing…

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The Austen Playbook
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Review: The Austen Playbook – Lucy Parker

Look, this book has a house party with a family secrets mystery and a romance between a Slytherin and a Hufflepuff.  That should be enough to tell you if you’re interested, but if you want an actual review, well… This is the fourth in the London Celebrities series, but I think would work well as a standalone. “It was a…

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Play It Again
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Review: Play It Again – Aidan Wayne

Content warnings: What an utterly adorable book!  It’s mushy and sweet, both low heat and low angst, and it’s nice and short. Dovid is a minor Youtube celebrity.  As a blind man, he documents the lives of himself and, to a lesser degree, his twin sister Rachel, as well as restaurant reviews (which includes accessibility as well as the usual…

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Pilu of the Woods
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Review: Pilu of the Woods – Mai K. Nguyen

Content warnings: This is so gorgeous and adorable.  It’s marketed as a middle-grade graphic novel, but I enjoyed it immensely and think the lesson would be applicable to and accessible to most ages. After an argument with her older sister, Willow runs away into the woods where she meets a fellow runaway, a wood spirit named Pilu.  While Willow is…

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