Book Reviews, LGBTQA+, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Hijacked by Lucy Lennox and May Archer

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Hijacked; A Licking Thicket Horn of Glory #1 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: September 2, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Doctor/Security/Romcom/MM Romance

Author: Lucy Lennox and May Archer

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars4.5 stars



Both of these authors are new authors to me and boy, did I jump into one zany book filled with fun, suspense, and two hot heros.

Dr. Carter Rogers is working in South America for a doctor without borders type operation and his grandfather insists on protection, which is a good thing considering the sweet, caring doc gets kidnapped to help an infamous cartel drug lord for his failing health.

Riggs is highly overprotective, but even he can’t stop Carter from helping others. It’s why he likes the guy, but he shouldn’t get involved with the man he’s hired to protect, but highly charged situations and one highly charged doctor make it almost impossible to resist. Can Riggs get them rescued before the drug lord ends Carter’s services?

There are a lot of crazy situations these two find themselves in, several suspenseful ones too, and together these two are also sweet and steamy. It’s quite the bag of mish-mash romantic romcom, but somehow it all works.

Jump into this zany world and get hijacked with Riggs and Carter.


Renowned cardiologist Carter Rogers is used to having things under control. His life, his prestigious reputation, his career, his future.

Things he can’t control this time around:

• His meddling grandfather

• His annoying gamer cousin

• Buggy South American jungles

• Being the meat in a feuding cartel sandwich

• Getting kidnapped by a monologuing drug lord

•Falling for the very hot, very mouthy ex-soldier from his past

In short, Carter’s peaceful, well-planned life has been… hijacked.

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Review – Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley

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Love, Comment, Subscribe 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: October 1, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance/Romcom

Author: Cathy Yardley

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



I connected to this book on a lot of levels.  I loved both characters and empathized with them, but more than anything I loved how they brought their unique brands together to collaborate and create something that both of their audiences could enjoy. Uniquely brilliant!

Lily and Tobin are both influencers on YouTube. While what they vlog about are completely different things, Tobin is more of a gamer and unique commentator on random events and Lily is into beauty and fashion, how in the world could these two worlds ever combine to form a partnership in a collaboration? Especially when they can hardly stand to be in the same room together for a few minutes. It’s actually that premise that pulls their viewers in and makes the clicks and comments roll out. Fiery chemistry that began long ago when they used to banter back in high school. Would they kill each other or make out like mad?

The entire concept pulled me because honestly, I had to know that answer just like their viewers. I seriously wanted to know what these two were going to do to entertain two entirely different vlogging audiences and also if Lily and Tobin were going to take things further. There was no creativity left behind because what these two came up with was pure brilliance!! Every moment between Lily and Tobin was fantastic.

Not only were these two vloggers a unique collaboration, but it also ended up changing the trajectory of both of their lives. Is there love involved…it wouldn’t be a romance if somebody didn’t fall, right? But, more than that, these two completed the other more than they ever thought possible.

When they should have ended up killing each other, they end up…well not. It’s sweet and funny and all things fun that I love in a great book. I’ll definitely be picking up another Cathy Yardley book again.


From award-winning author Cathy Yardley comes Love, Comment, Subscribe, a fun, feisty romance about high school frenemies turned unlikely collaborators.

Back in high school, Lily Wang wanted to be popular, but she considered herself lucky to be part of a tight group of oddballs and honors students called the Nerd Herd. Now, at twenty-eight, she feels like she’s finally on the cusp of succeeding as a beauty influencer—if she can hit five million subscribers, brands will take notice and she could get her own makeup line.

Fellow Nerd Herd alum Tobin Bui has had a lot of success as a YouTube gamer. But the road to online stardom has been rocky. First, he disappointed his parents by dropping out of college, and now, after years of pranks, skits, and playthroughs, he’s struggling to come up with new content to satisfy his ever-growing fan base. His agents say he needs cross-audience appeal, a new twist.

When Nerd Herd frenemy Lily approaches Tobin about teaming up to do a video to bolster her brand and reinvigorate his, he agrees. But when their first collab video goes viral, their relationship heats up too. With the whole internet watching, will these two former misfits finally realize they’re perfect together?

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Blog Tour – Ruined Sinner by Becker Gray

RUINED SINNER (Hellfire Club #4) by Becker Gray
Release Date: August 24th

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It’s no secret that Aurora Lincoln-Ward hates Phineas Yates, but what most people don’t know is the reason. Last summer, Phineas broke Aurora’s heart in the worst way, and she promised herself then and there that she would never fall prey to the sinner of Pembroke Prep again.

But now sin is in the air, and the Hellfire Club’s number one sinner has his sights set on her…

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Becker Gray is the brainchild of two best friends who love rich boys in peacoats. The Hellfire Club is their first series together.
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New Release – ALL IN WITH HIM by Lauren Blakely

ALL IN WITH HIM by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: August 27th

Finding love isn’t the hardest part.

Keeping it is.


The final book in the Men of Summer series from #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely is NOW AVAILABLE in all formats!!

Make sure to grab this SEXY, emotional, addictive forbidden MM romance TODAY!!


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Once upon a time all I needed was baseball, friends and extracurricular activities. Then everything changed when Declan Steele stormed into my life and upended all my priorities with his heart, his love, his passion.

So my next five-year plan will include this new ground rule—Love big.

Only, that’s easier said than done when my man and I come face to face with hard truths and new troubles about what it means to be all in.

That’s when I learn that finding love isn’t the hardest part.

Keeping it is.

All In with Him is the final novel in the Men of Summer series, and should be read following Winning With Him.


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A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible

Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s

sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York

Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with

more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

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New Release – Fearless by Ivy Fox

🖤 ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℕ𝕖𝕨 ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 🖤

Elle’s duet is finally complete!

Dive into one of the most intense and sexiest books in Ivy Fox’s 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 series.

This duet is going to ruin you in the best way.


Whoever said when life hands you lemons to make lemonade can suck it!

Everything is falling apart.

Rome is in jail for murdering our father.

Holland is in the hospital fighting for her life.

And I haven’t spoken to my best friend in God knows how long.

Oh, but it gets worse.

I’ve fallen in love with my nemesis, too.

It might not seem like a big deal to most, but it sure is to me.

Especially since my heart still longs for the green-eyed boy, I vowed to love for eternity.

But I’m not the only one suffering.

Saint is too.

I feel his misery in every kiss he gives me, in every caress and embrace.

We’re not whole.

Not as long as we don’t have him.

If I want to heal all three broken hearts, there is only one way to go about it.

And that is to be fearless enough to fight for our happy ending.

They’re both mine, and I won’t let either of them go without a fight.

*Fearless is the last book in the duet focusing on Elle Grayson’s love triangle in The Privileged of Pembroke High series.

*This is a bully/enemy-to-lovers, friends to lovers, contemporary romance, full-length novel.*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, sensitive content and adult situations featuring m/f, m/m, m/f/m.

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Holland’s Trilogy – A stepbrother reverse harem romance

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Elle’s Duet – Enemies to Lovers menage duet



Maya’s standalone – secret-lovers contemporary romance



Lover of books, coffee, and chocolate ice cream!

Ivy lives a blessed life, surrounded by her two most important men—her husband, and son, and the fictional characters in her head that can’t seem to shut up.

Books and romance are her passion.

A strong believer in happy endings and that love will always prevail in the end.

Both in life and in fiction.


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New Release – When We Were Reckless by Emery Rose

🌟 ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℕ𝕖𝕨 ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 🌟

𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗪𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗯𝘆 𝗘𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘! 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗽, 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱, 𝘂𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲!!
#𝟭-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!


𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐚𝐜k?

𝐽𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒 𝑀𝑐𝐶𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟.

Motocross legend. Reckless heartbreaker. And the love of my life.

Too bad he only thought of me as his best friend’s little sister.

Naïve and innocent. Only eighteen. Completely off-limits.

Unrequited love… was there anything more painful?

Turns out there was—when he kisses you but has no memory of it.

When he tells you his heart was broken, and he doesn’t believe in love.

When he doesn’t want you kissing anyone else, but you’re stuck in the friend zone.

Despite the odds stacked against us, my foolish heart refused to stop loving him.

Now I’m falling under his spell. Drowning in his perfect lies. Addicted to his stolen glances and forbidden kisses.

I’m on a collision course with disaster and only one thing is certain… Jesse McCallister is going to ruin me.

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Emery Rose has been known to indulge in good red wine, strong coffee, and a healthy dose of sarcasm. When she’s not working on her latest project, you can find her binge-watching Netflix, trotting the globe in search of sunshine, or immersed in a good book. A former New Yorker, she currently resides in London with her two beautiful daughters.


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