February 6th, 2021

books

Book Reports (21-25) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****
Stacking the Deck, by Charlie Cochet -- m/m romantic mystery -- Jack has had a 'crush' on Fitz for a couple of years, but Fitz was in no position to start a relationship until recently; now, though, someone is doing his best to undermine Jack professionally and personally, and Fitz gets caught in the crossfire.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3822510733

***-
Raising the Ante, by Charlie Cochet -- m/m romantic mystery -- Frank believes someone is out to destroy his business, and Josh decides to help him out and finally express his feelings.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3822539253

****-
The Note, by May Archer -- m/m romance -- Tyler is the best man at the wedding for his sister as she marries the supposed love of his life, all based on a note Tyler got at 18.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3822564243

***-
Closet Case, by K.M. Neuhold -- m/m romance -- Jax and Matthew are attracted to each other, but Jax doesn't date closet cases, and Matthew believes he can never play pro football if he comes out.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3822592466

****+
Borrowing Blue, by Lucy Lennox -- m/m romance -- Blue and Tristan meet in the bar of a winery when Blue is bemoaning his ex's presence (with a plus one) at his sister's wedding, and Tristan comforts him and then agrees to pretend to be his boyfriend.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3822617533