April 11th, 2021

books

Book Reports (57-60) ...

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

**
Love Me Again, by Aiden Bates, Ali Lyda -- m/m contemporary romance -- Leo's life was upended in high school when a guy he thought was his boyfriend shamed and ridiculed him in front of everyone; now, seven years later, they've met again, and this time, Leo wants to give them a try.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3939386226

****-
Love Hurts, by Aiden Bates, Ali Lyda -- m/m contemporary romance -- Kairo and Jun have long been rivals, but now that they're both up for chief of staff, both begin to notice other aspects of the other.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3939405058

****-
Hell and Gone, by Tal Bauer -- m/m romantic mystery -- Everett has been sent to Montana to help solve a murder by hanging; Lawrence is the man the sheriff believes is at the heart of things, but when Law is forced into helping Everett, the two men discover they work together to find the real truth behind the rustling and the deaths.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3939459309

****+
Press, by Nora Phoenix -- m/m political intrigue -- Levar is the press secretary for the VP, and Henley is the White House correspondent for a well-known newspaper; when they become friends during a commemorative weekend (for a bombing they both survived), their friendship begins to deepen, even though they know they can't continue, and when the politics become deadly, they must decide how to move forward.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3939476288