March 27th, 2021

books

Book Reports (51-56) ...

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

***+
Stud, by K.M. Neuhold -- m/m humorous (kind of) romance -- West has crushed on Sawyer for a few years now, but Sawyer keeps rejecting him; after becoming close friends, though, Sawyer is starting to wonder, and when West begins looking for a boyfriend, Sawyer finds himself sabotaging the dates.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3911921355

*****
The Night Of, by Tal Bauer -- m/m romantic suspense -- When Jonathan (US VP) calls Sean (Secret Service Agent) after more than a year since their last conversation for help with a national tragedy (the President's suicide), Sean is stunned to learn that Jonathan believes the President was murdered ... but he can't say no to Jonathan and soon finds himself in the middle of a political mess.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3911942898

****-
Spring For Me, by Raleigh Ruebins -- m/m contemporary romance -- when Patrick hears of a new bar opening just down the street from his bar, he at first doesn't worry, as he has the loyalty of their small town ... but after the opening night (and after meeting the bar owner, Taran), he's not as confident, and worse still, he has a bit of a crush on the hot owner too.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3911969370

* to ****-
The Caldwell Brothers, by Ali Lyda and Aiden Bates -- m/m romance -- books about the six gay Caldwell brothers and how they found romance. (The single star is for #4, which I didn't even finish -- that's why the GR review link is missing below. My favorite is #3, in case you're curious; the other two got 3 stars.)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3911991867
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3912026901
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3912055388