Saturday, April 25, 2015

Brandt & Connelly Capers Series by Xavier Mayne UPDATED APRIL 2015

Just finished the 3rd book of this series, and WOW they just keep getting better and better,  if you are looking for a LOL series, thats seriously sexy and hot, this is it.  The Brandt and Donnelly Capers by Xavier Mayne.

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Lessons for Suspicious Minds by Charlie Cochrane

An invitation to stay at a friend of the Stewart family’s stately home can only mean one thing for Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith—a new case for the amateur sleuths! With two apparently unrelated suicides, a double chase is on.

But things never run smoothly for the Cambridge fellows. In an era when their love dare not speak its name, the chance of discovery (and disgrace) is ever present—how do you explain yourself when a servant discovers you doing the midnight run along the corridor?

The chase stops being a game for Orlando when the case brings back memories of his father’s suicide and the search for the identity of his grandfather. And the solution presents them with one of the most  difficult moral decisions they’ve had to make...

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I have come to love Historical's in the M/M genre, though this was my first book by this author, I plan to go back and read the 9 books ahead of this.  Loved the chemistry between Jonty and Orlando, even though they were in the age of prison by showing homosexuality.  It was the small things that made them so sweet.  Love that Jonty wants to clear up Orlando's past for him even though Orlando says it doesn't matter (you can tell that it does matter).

Now lets talk about Jonty's parents,  my oh my, did they make me giggle, especially his dad.  Loved their interactions during their "conferences".  Really great mystery and a fantastic ending,  would recommend this book if you are looking for a great whodunit without sex scenes.

I give this book 4 stars.

This book was given to me by Netgalley for my honest review.

Carry the Ocean (The Roosevelt 1) by Heidi Cullinam

Carry the Ocean (The Roosevelt 1)
Heidi Cullinam

The Roosevelt, Book 1
Normal is just a setting on the dryer.
High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it’s time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey—and he’s autistic.
But Jeremey doesn’t judge him for that. He’s too busy judging himself, as are his parents, who don’t believe in things like clinical depression. When his untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him along as a roommate to The Roosevelt, a quirky new assisted living facility nearby.
As Jeremey finds his feet at The Roosevelt, Emmet slowly begins to believe he can be loved for the man he is behind the autism. But before he can trust enough to fall head over heels, he must trust his own conviction that friendship is a healing force, and love can overcome any obstacle.
Warning: Contains characters obsessed with trains and counting, positive representations of autism and mental illness, a very dark moment, and Elwood Blues.

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Choo, Chooooo!!  First things first, I fell in love with Emmet David Washington on page 2.  This book was everything I was hoping for and more.  How the author was able to aloow us to see inside the heads of this remarkable characters is beyond me.  All 3 “non-normal” characters were very enlightening to read with their disabilities.

Highly functioning, geniusly autistic and he has set his sights on Jeremey, his next door neighbor.  I loved how Emmet expressed himself through his t-shirts and that when he could not express his feelings verbally,  he used ALS or text messaging.  I literally cried when his mom would scold him with the use of 2 fingers,  which in turn he applied 3 fingers to apologize to her.

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Sweet, beautiful and trusting (of Emmet) he seemed to have the most problems throughout the book.  With a extremely depressive disorder, he faced everyday life on the scale of how bad his panic attacks would be, and how someday’s his depression would not even let him leave his bed. (I  loved how Heidi used Target instead of Walmart, when Jeremy was facing his demons about shopping, but I feel everyone has a panic attack facing Wally World at one time in their lives.)

I see David as the Enigma,  he was a royal dick when he first arrived but I ended up loving him in the end.  He completed the circle for Jeremy and Emmet by being a true friend and confidant to both.  Really looking forward to reading his story (as Emmet says its only his to tell)



I give this book a whole train track full of STARS!!!!!!


Snowcroft Safehouse (Book 2 of The Men of Snowcroft) by Christi Snow

Snowcroft Safehouse
(Book 2 of The Men of Snowcroft)
Christi Snow

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A year ago Declan Jasper was entertaining sold-out arena crowds as the lead singer of Black Rainbows. But that came to an explosive end when the band got caught up in a criminal cover-up, one that ended with the entire band dead. At least that’s what everyone is supposed to think.

Now, Dex is hiding in plain sight, working as the school band director in a sleepy little mountain resort town while under the protection of a hard-nosed FBI agent. Instead of eyeliner and black leather, he now wears glasses and corduroy. Instead of having sexy coeds—both male and female—throw themselves into his bed, he’s dealing with teenage angst and grumpy parents.

At the top of his troubles list is Kelsey Walker, a junior high bundle of rare musical talent in the form of one confused, messed-up adolescent. Dex figures the problem comes from her broken home and wants to help. But when he meets her father, sexy bar-owner, Jack Walker, he realizes that instead of helping he’s probably just bringing more trouble and danger to their door.

Dex has to stay alive until the trial to bring his bandmates’ murderers to justice, but can he do that if it means sacrificing his own happily ever after?


I’m a sucker for a good M/M suspense, it happens to be my favorite sub-genre,  and this book was everything I was looking for.  After suffering through the loss of 3 of his best friends and bandmates, Declan “Dex” Jasper/Finn Alexander has put his life on hold and pretened to be dead to bring a murderer to justice.

But teaching junior high band, was not something he was looking forward to facing.  When he meets bar owner Jack and his 12-year-old daughter Kelsey, Finn thinks this is not such a bad set up.
Loved how Dex knew that Kelsey heard music in her head,  and set up to let it loose.
The suspense really doesn’t build up until about 60% into book, but the ride the author takes you on to get there made it worth while.


As an avid reader my entire life, I’ve always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy I feel when I read.

But…I never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

When I turned 41, I decided it was time to go after my dream and started writing. Within four months, I’d written over 150,000 words and haven’t stopped since. I’ve found my passion by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. I’m truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.

My tagline is…

Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. I have to admit, I am loving this adventure!
Was giving this book through NetGalley for my honest review

I give this book 5 Saxophones

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