THE BEST MM Romance Books
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DO YOU READ MM ROMANCE?
It’s no secret that I love to read MM romance books. Sometimes when I’m in a book slump, all I do is re-read my favorite MM romances. And I must say I have quite a few favorites.
But I’m always looking for the next BEST thing in the MM romance world, so if you have a recommendation for me, drop me a comment below, I’ll check it out ASAP.
I love reading MM romances. I pretty much drop everything when it comes to gay romances. Especially from favorite authors.
Over the years I found MM stories that stood out in every way imaginable. And the books below are the novels I would want to have on my bookshelf, and would recommend to my bestie if she asked for a recommendation.
So, check them out, and see if there is one that peaks your interest.
OTHER ROMANCE TROPES TO CHECK OUT
THE BEST MM ROMANCE BOOKS
SOULBOUND SERIES BY HAILEY TURNER
PATRICK & JONOTHON DE VERE
4.23 avg rating — 3,073 ratings — published 2018 || series is ongoing
I’m a HUGE fan of all things urban fantasy, and this is actually a series I only found late last year. I devoured the first two books without taking a breath, and since then, the author has already released two more.
The couple has great chemistry. And the overall pace and action packed storyline was right up my alley. There are shifters, mages, vampires, gods, everything you can imagine. And the couple is adorable, sweet, but not overly so, just right. Oh, and they “adopted” a juvenile dragon fledgling shifter, and he is hilarious!!!! This series is definitely a new obsession of mine.
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A FERRY OF BONES & GOLD #1
ALL SOULS NEAR & NIGHT #2
A CROWN OF IRON & SILVER #3
A VIGIL IN THE MOURNING #4
ON THE WINGS OF WAR #5
When the gods come calling, you don’t get to say no.
Patrick Collins is three years into a career as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency when the gods come calling to collect a soul debt he owes them. An immortal has gone missing in New York City and bodies are showing up in the wake of demon-led ritual killings that Patrick recognizes all too easily from his nightmares.
Unable to walk away, Patrick finds himself once again facing off against mercenary magic users belonging to the Dominion Sect. Standing his ground alone has never been a winning option in Patrick’s experience, but it’s been years since he’s had a partner he could trust.
Looking for allies in all the wrong places, Patrick discovers the Dominion Sect’s next target is the same werewolf the Fates themselves have thrown into his path. Patrick has been inexplicably attracted to the man from their first meeting, but desire has no place in war. That doesn’t stop Patrick from wanting what he shouldn’t have. Jonothon de Vere is gorgeous, dangerous, and nothing but trouble—to the case, to the fight against every hell, and ultimately, to Patrick’s heart and soul.
In the end, all debts must be paid, and Patrick can only do what he does best—cheat death.
THE BEST MM Romance Books
HEATED RIVALRY BY RACHEL REID
SHANE & ILYA
4.39 avg rating — 3,061 ratings — published 2019 || can be read as standalone
It’s one of my BEST ENEMIES TO LOVERS ROMANCE
I re-read this book only last week. The feelings are so good. BUT some readers might have an issues with this romance since the “relationship” between the characters starts out as hookups. Which makes sense since they play for different hockey teams, in different countries, hundred miles apart.
But boy, there was no doubt about the chemistry, the feels, and the overall storyline which blew me away. SO GOOD!!!
GET THE BOOK: HEATED RIVALRY
Nothing interferes with Shane Hollander’s game—definitely not the sexy rival he loves to hate.
Pro hockey star Shane Hollander isn’t just crazy talented, he’s got a spotless reputation. Hockey is his life. Now that he’s captain of the Montreal Voyageurs, he won’t let anything jeopardize that, especially the sexy Russian whose hard body keeps him awake at night.
Boston Bears captain Ilya Rozanov is everything Shane’s not. The self-proclaimed king of the ice, he’s as cocky as he is talented. No one can beat him—except Shane. They’ve made a career on their legendary rivalry, but when the skates come off, the heat between them is undeniable. When Ilya realizes he wants more than a few secret hookups, he knows he must walk away. The risk is too great.
As their attraction intensifies, they struggle to keep their relationship out of the public eye. If the truth comes out, it could ruin them both. But when their need for each other rivals their ambition on the ice, secrecy is no longer an option…
THE BEST MM Romance Books
LIKE US SERIES BY KB RITCHIE
MAXIMOFF & FARROW
4.02 avg rating — 7,517 ratings — published 2017 || series is ongoing. But Maximoff’s and Farrow’s arc is finished, the overall arc is not
Another couple who makes it into my top five couples of all time is Maximoff and Farrow – a dream team!! The cool thing about this series, is that it’s not just about these two, it’s about a HUGE family, three separate families, with tons of cousins, so many fascinating characters, with really strong and deep connections.
But besides that, the reason I’m hooked on these two are the one of a kind connection they have. They get each other. I’m not kidding. One glance and the other knows what’s going on. I’ve never read about a couple before that was so in tune with each other. Makes my heart go BOOM! Every time!
Don’t date your bodyguard.
It was the one rule he had to break.
Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. iBy two, his face is all over the internet.
Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth.
He is certified American royalty.
When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies.
Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated.
Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.
THE BEST MM Romance Books
MARSHALS SERIES BY MARY CALMES
MIRO & IAN
4.20 avg rating — 6,033 ratings — published 2014 || series is finished
So, I must admit that this list has some of my most beloved series ever. Series I’ve read numerous times already. And Miro & Ian, are right there on the very tope with Maximoff and Farrow.
This series is explosive, entertaining, fast paced, and just what I like. It’s a friends/colleague to lovers kind of scenario. Miro and Ian are US marshals, partners, until they are more. Love Ian’s possessiveness, and Miro’s support and understanding. Together they are one of my most favorite couples EVER!
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ALL KINDS OF TIED DOWN
FIT TO BE TIED
TIED UP IN KNOTS
TWISTD AND TIED
Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they’ve gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more.
As a marshal and a soldier, Ian’s expected to lead. But the power and control that brings Ian success and fulfillment in the field isn’t working anywhere else. Ian’s always resisted all kinds of tied down, but having no home—and no one to come home to—is slowly eating him up inside. Over time, Ian has grudgingly accepted that going anywhere without his partner simply doesn’t work. Now Miro just has to convince him that getting tangled up in heartstrings isn’t being tied down at all.
THE BEST MM Romance Books
FOR REAL BY ALEXIS HALL
LAURENCE & TOBY
4.25 avg rating — 4,370 ratings — published 2015 || can be read as standalone
This book won the RITA award in 2016. And it deserves it!
Unique, spellbinding, a must read for any MM romance lover.
There is an age gap between the couple, and the younger man is the dominant one. I’m only going to say one word – HOT!!
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Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he’s pushing forty and tired of going through the motions of submission.
Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable. Everything Laurie can’t remember being.
Toby doesn’t know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, that he wants Laurie. He wants him on his knees. He wants to make him hurt, he wants to make him beg, he wants to make him fall in love.
The problem is, while Laurie will surrender his body, he won’t surrender his heart. Because Toby is too young, too intense, too easy to hurt. And what they have—no matter how right it feels—can’t last. It can’t mean anything.
It can’t be real.
THE BEST MM Romance Books
BOYFRIEND MATERIAL BY ALEXIS HALL
LUC & OLIVER
4.25 avg rating — 5,505 ratings — published 2020 || standalone
This was such a charming and fun novel. SO FUNNY!!! And BRITISH!! Many LOL moments, a cute story, with a cute and endearing couple. Crazy friends that add to the overall uplifting feel of the novel. Also it has a great fake relationship trope that isn’t as cliche as it sounds.
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One (fake) boyfriend
Practically perfect in every way
Luc O’Donnell is tangentially—and reluctantly—famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he’s never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad’s making a comeback, Luc’s back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything.
To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship…and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. He’s a barrister, an ethical vegetarian, and he’s never inspired a moment of scandal in his life. In other words: perfect boyfriend material. Unfortunately, apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened.
But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that’s when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don’t ever want to let them go.
THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR BY SARINA BOWEN
MICHAEL & JOHN
4.17 avg rating — 10,201 ratings — published 2014 || can be read as standalone. BUT the rest of the IVY YEARS are all adorable college NA books. With the first book The Year We Fell Down my favorite
My very first MM romance book. It will always own a special spot in my heart. And honestly I couldn’t have picked a better book to start this genre with.
The author does such a great job with pulling the romance, the romantic feels to the foreground. The desire, the chemistry, the connection is what makes her book so great for a MM newbie.
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What happened in high school stayed in high school. Until now.
Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself.
So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.
John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. iAs the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.
And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.
Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former… best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. He drinks too much and can’t focus during practice.
Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won’t be easy is the Understatement of the Year.
THE BEST MM Romance Books
HELLO GOODBYE SERIES BY SARINA BOWEN
JOSHUA & CALEB
4.23 avg rating — 5,099 ratings — published 2015 || can be read as standalone
Sarina Bowen has a gift for writing the most romantic MM novels.
Although this book is something different. Special in regards to their upbringing. Both characters escape from a cult/sect encampment, and their love story is just awwwwwww.
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Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home.
In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.
But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.
It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.
Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.
Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?
ROOMMATE BY SARINA BOWEN
RODERICK & KIERAN
4.24 avg rating — 2,045 ratings — published 2021 || standalone, but part of a series
Roommate was adorable. Actually adorable. Sweet, charming, and heartwarming. Roderick and Keiran were such a cute couple. I loved it when they plaid house. Roommate is a MM romance I would recommend to anyone just because it’s such a cute and sweet romance.
Wanted: One roommate to share a 3-bedroom house, split the rent, and ideally not be the guy I can’t stop thinking about.
I’m a man with too many secrets, so the last thing I need is a new roommate with a sexy smile and blue eyes that see right through me. Eight years ago, Roderick left town after high school. We’re not friends. I owe him nothing. But back then, I let one of my secrets slip, and he’s the only one who noticed.
Part of me knows I should run far, far away. But the other part wants him to come upstairs and spend the night. But if I let him in, I could lose everything.
Seeking: A room to rent in town. I’m tidy, have no pets, and I will feed you homemade bread.
I should probably add: Gay AF, and has no filter. It’s no wonder my new landlord is so wary of me.
A smarter man would ignore those hot glances from Kieran Shipley. The broody lumberjack wants more from me than another homemade pretzel, but if I push my luck, I’ll end up back on the street.
Too bad I’ve never been smart with my heart …
HIM SERIES BY SARINA BOWEN & ELLE KENNEDY
JAMIE & WESLEY
4.33 avg rating — 26,830 ratings — published 2015 || series is finished, unless authors decide to write more
Love Wesmie (Wesley & Jamie) so much. This series was only my second foray into MM, my first MM book is further down the list, same author, and same kind of romantic feel to it.
If you are new to MM, and you love romance books, this is the series I would recommend you starting out with. The romance, the feels, and the relationship between the characters is in the forefront. It’s a favorite for many, and you’ll be falling in love with Wesmie as much as everyone else.
They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?
Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.
Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.
Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions— can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend…and a big one to learn about himself.
TOP SECRET BY SARINA BOWEN, ELLE KENNEDY
LOBSTERSHORTS & SINNERTHREE
4.20 avg rating — 8,442 ratings — published 2019 || standalone
I love this author duo, and really enjoy their writing. Again, this book is sweet, witty, charming, and entertaining. It might be not in the top 5 of my favorite MM books, but a solid recommendation.
GET THE BOOK: TOP SECRET
LobsterShorts, 21. Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.
LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.
SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.
LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?
SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?
SinnerThree, 21. Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF.
SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?
LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.
SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries…
LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?
SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.
LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing…
SHATTERED GLASS BY DANI ALEXANDER
AUSTIN & PETER
4.08 avg rating — 8,639 ratings — published 2012 || standalone
This was my latest find. I found it only last month and WOW it was exactly what I’m looking for in a MM novel. The writing was excellent, it was different, the characters were distinctive, again unique and were standing out from the crowd. And the story hooked me from the very first page.
Unfortunately, and I actually shed tears about this when I found out, this book will probably always be a standalone novel, since the author hasn’t written anything since this book, which was the author’s debut novel, was published in 2012.
GET THE BOOK: SHATTERED GLASS
A male prostitute, a mangy cat, a murder and an obsession that threatens his career, his impending marriage and his life. Nothing is going as planned for Austin Glass.
Austin Glass seems to have it all, a loving fiancee, a future with the FBI and a healthy sized trust fund. At least on the surface. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to the world hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember, and his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled—until he meets a redhead in a pair of bunny slippers.
As events unfold in the biggest case of his life, Austin’s carefully planned future unravels, and he finds himself pushed into making quick, life-changing decisions. But can he trust himself or anything he feels, when each event seems to be just a series of volatile reactions?
THE BEST MM Romance Books
THE CAPTIVE PRINCE TRILOGY BY CS PACAT
LAURENT & DAMEN
4.21 avg rating — 148,941 ratings — published 2013 || series is finished
This series is probably the one on this list that isn’t for everyone, and I would suggest either to have an open mind or to read a couple reviews on Goodreads. I LOVE it, unapologetically, it’s fantasy, and it’s another of these handful series that give me the worst book hangover EVER!! I’ll always love it, and will recommend it if readers are interested in reading something different. This adult fantasy trilogy, is gripping, all consuming, but not for everyone.
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Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.
Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.
For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…
ALL FOR THE GAME SERIES BY NORA SAKAVIC
ANDREW & NEIL
4.34 avg rating — 81,220 ratings — published 2013 || series is finished
I fell in love with this YA fantasy sports trilogy the first time I read it, and it’s one of the few series that gave me a book hangover. And made me buy/commission fan-art. I’m a bit obsessed with all things Foxhole Court, and will be reading this trilogy many times more.
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THE FOXHOLE COURT
THE RAVEN KING
iTHE KING’S MEN
Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.
Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.
But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.
THE BEST MM Romance Books
AUTOBOYOGRAPHY BY CHRISTINA LAUREN
TANNER & SEBASTIAN
4.26 avg rating — 27,454 ratings — published 2017 || standalone
Autoboyography is an incredibly sweet and well written MM YA romance.
Loved this YA romance between a half jewish, half mormon bi-sexual California teenager and the son of a mormon bishop. The book was so well done! Touching, moving, just absolutely wonderful.
GET THE BOOK: AUTOBOYOGRAPHY
Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.
But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.
It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.
THE BEST MM Romance Books
GEARSHARK SERIES BY CAMBRIA HEBERT
DREW & TRENT
4.30 avg rating — 15,241 ratings — published 2016 || finished series
Unique premise – and race car drivers are just HOT!! Also DREW & TRENT are a couple that really worked. I loved their connection and camaraderie.
GET THE BOOKS: #JUNKIE || #REV – ( currently available with Kindle Unlimited)
Drew Forrester is a total adrenaline junkie.
His high of choice?
The faster, the better.
He’s been making waves in Maryland’s underground racing circuit since he crossed the state line, and after speaking with him, we know he’s not hitting the brakes anytime soon.
So what exactly does it take to burn rubber and make a name for yourself in a world where the only rule is there are no rules?
You gotta be hungry…
You gotta have balls…
And you can never back down.
What’ve we learned here at GearShark?
Drew is all of the above.
We also know he’s got some secrets buried under his hood.
Secrets we think are loaded with octane and just might set the world of cars on fire.
Check out the full feature article inside…
THE BEST MM Romance Books
SIXTY FIVE HOURS BY NR WALKER
CAMERON & LUCAS
4.18 avg rating — 5,095 ratings — published 2012 || standalone
This novella was ADORABLE!
It’s an office romance – which I LOVE. Sweet, with lots of banter, just the perfect read for in between other books.
GET THE BOOK: 65 HOURS (currently for FREE on Amazon)
Cameron Fletcher and Lucas Hensley are advertising executives who have Sixty Five Hours to pull together the campaign of their careers.
Sixty Five Hours to get along. iSixty Five Hours to not kill each other. Sixty Five Hours to fall in love.
OTHER MM BOOKS I ENJOYED
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE: A NOVEL BY CASEY MCQUISTON
What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?
WOUND TIGHT BY TESSA BAILEY
When CEO Renner Bastion walks into a room, everyone keeps their distance. Well, everyone but the sarcastic, tattooed, Boston-bred security guard whose presence has kept Renner in New Jersey longer than intended. As if the unwanted attraction isn’t unsettling enough, Renner finds out his protector isn’t as unavailable as originally thought.
Milo Bautista just came out to his wealthy, ultra-confident boss, a man he secretly respects and admires…in more ways than he’ll admit. Worldly, experienced Renner would never look in his direction, let alone share some of that confidence he wears like a cloak, so Milo has set his sights on someone else to be his first.
Until Renner offers him private lessons in seduction…
HEAT STROKE BY TESSA BAILEY
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They can’t be together. They won’t stay apart.
Marcus “Diesel” O’Shaughnessy is a brash, oversized CrossFit enthusiast with a naked lady tattooed on his rippling forearm. Jamie Prince is a private school teacher with an extremely low tolerance for bull. The two men have zero in common. Well, except for three things.
They’re both moonlighting as lifeguards for the summer.
No matter how hard they try, they cannot stay away from each other.
And both of them have secrets they’re determined to keep.
But what happens in the shadows of the Long Beach boardwalk can only remain hidden for so long, before the July sunshine reveals the hot, unrelenting connection they never expected, forcing Marcus and Jamie to decide if they’re simply caught up in a temporary heat stroke or if they’ve found something worth rescuing…
FRESH CATCH BY KATE CANTERBARY
Take a vacation, they said. Get away from Silicon Valley’s back-stabbing and power-grabbing. Recharge the innovative batteries. Unwind, then come back stronger than ever.
Instead, I got lost at sea and fell in love with an anti-social lobsterman.
There’s one small issue:
Owen Bartlett doesn’t know who I am. Who I really am.
I don’t like people.
I avoid small talk and socializing, and I kick my companions out of bed before the sun rises.
No strings, no promises, no problems.
Until Cole McClish’s boat drifts into Talbott’s Cove, and I bend all my rules for the sexy sailor.
I don’t know Cole’s story or what he’s running from, but one thing is certain:
I’m not letting him run away from me.
LEO LOVES ARIES BY ANYTA SUNDAY
Leo loves Aries. If only Leo’s clueless ass could see it.
Theo Wallace—fun, lazy, Leo—needs a friendship that sticks. That thrives. iThat helps him leave past pains behind and look toward the Bright Future.
Mr. Jamie Cooper—level-headed, motivated, Aries—seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written-in-the-stars, he’s-his-newest-roommate convenient.
Things are fun.
Things are better than fun.
But what’s with those long looks Jamie keeps giving Theo?
And what’s with the quivery feelings in Theo’s stomach?
Clueless Leo will need a clever Aries to figure it out.
RULE BREAKER BY LILY MORTON
Is it really wrong to want to murder your boss?
Dylan has worked for Gabe for two years. Two long years of sarcastic comments. Two long years of insults, and having to redo the coffee pot four times in the mornings to meet his exacting standards.
Not surprisingly he has devoted a lot of time to increasingly inventive ways to murder Gabe. From stabbing him with a cake fork, to garrotting him with his expensive tie, Dylan has thought of everything.
However, a chance encounter opens his eyes to the attraction that has always lain between them, concealed by the layers of antipathy. There are only two problems – Gabe is still a bastard, and he makes wedding planners look like hardened pessimists.
But what happens when Dylan starts to see the real Gabe? What happens when he starts to fall in love with the warm, wary man that he sees glimpses of as the days pass?
Because Gabe is still the same commitment shy, cold man that he’s always been, or is he? Has Dylan had the same effect on Gabe, and has his solid gold rule of no commitment finally been broken? With his heart taken Dylan desperately needs to know, but will he get hurt trying to find the answers?
THE HITMAN’S GUIDE TO MAKING FRIENDS AND FINDING LOVE BY ALICE WINTERS
What happens when a snarky hitman and a by-the-book PI cross paths?
Being a hitman has its perks, but I never thought getting an accidental mooning by an attractive PI while he’s caught on a fence would be one of them. While it’s not exactly love at first sight, he’s captured my interest and won’t let go.
Suddenly, I find myself caught in a game of cat and mouse, determined to attract the attention of Jackson, the PI who should be my enemy. He pretends like he’s not flattered by my flowers and the mentions of my totally-not-fictitious blow-up doll Randy (or was it Dandy?), but I know better. Why else would he be teaming up with me to bring down Hardek, one of the city’s most ruthless criminals?
Even though the cops are telling me that the hitman is a notorious contract killer, I can’t help but admit that I’m drawn to him. He’s funny, charismatic, and attractive. There’s no way this ridiculous man can be the person the cops are after.
But when Leland ends up at my doorstep injured, I’m faced with a tough choice. It’s my duty to hand him over to law enforcement, but my heart has other plans. I want to keep him. To protect him. iTo be with him.
Though one question remains: why in the world does the man have so many d*mn guns?
ACED BY ELLA FRANK & BROOKE BLAINE
Ace Locke is Hollywood’s hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn’t interested in those—he’s more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day.
Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there’s something in the model’s expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if?
Dylan Prescott just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he’s cast in Ace’s latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate fantasy.
Outwardly confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the impossible—Ace Locke.
From Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance.
What happens when these two worlds collide?
ACROBAT BY MARY CALMES
Forty-five-year-old English professor Nathan Qells is very good at making people feel important. What he’s not very good at is sticking around afterward. He’s a nice guy; he just doesn’t feel things the way other people do. So even after all the time he’s spent taking care of Michael, the kid across the hall, he doesn’t realize that Michael’s mob muscle uncle and guardian, Andreo Fiore, has slowly been falling in love with him.
Dreo has bigger problems than getting Nate to see him as a potential partner. He’s raising his nephew, trying to leave his unsavory job, and starting his own business, a process made infinitely more difficult when a series of hits takes out some key underworld players. Still, Dreo is determined to build a life he can be proud of—a life with Nate as a cornerstone. A life that is starting to look like exactly what Nate has been looking for. Unfortunately for Dreo—and for Nate—the last hits were just part of a major reorganization, and Dreo’s obvious love for Nate has made him a target too.
THE WEIGHT OF IT ALL BY NR WALKER
After being dumped by his long-term boyfriend for being overweight, Henry Beckett decides to make some drastic changes. In a vain attempt at getting his boyfriend back, Henry does the most absurdly frightening thing he can think of.
He joins a gym.
Reed Henske is a personal trainer who isn’t sure he’ll ever be ready to date again. He’s sick of guys who are only interested in the perfect body image, never seeing him for who he really is.
As Reed tortures Henry with things like diet and exercise, Henry enamours Reed with recipes and laughter. As the friendship lines start to blur, Henry is convinced there’s no way Thor-like Reed could ever be interested in a guy like him.
Reed just has to convince Henry that life isn’t about reaching your ideal bodyweight. It’s about finding your perfect counterweight.
AND FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT:
For some really special and different reading experiences check out TJ KLUNE’s book. He has written some amazingly unique stories. Probably the most famous of his books is WOLFSONG, a MM shifter novel. And his magical THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA is something entirely different, a LGBT novel that is incredibly special. And I adored THE EXTRAORDINARIES, a YA novel that focuses on super heroes and fanfics, was even more hilarious than expected.
WOLFSONG BY TJ KLUNE
4.40 avg rating — 17,351 ratings — published 2016 || first in a series
WOLFSONG was my first novel by TJ KLUNE and I was blown away by the quality of writing and the unique premise. I’ve always been a big PNR shifter fan, but until this book I have never read anything as the likes of WOLFSONG before. UNIQUE. BRILLIANT. BEAUTIFUL. SPELLBINDING.
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Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.
Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.
iOx was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.
Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.
It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.
THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA BY TJ KLUNE
4.54 avg rating — 19,181 ratings — published 2020 || standalone
This book was the most magical and feel good book of the author so far. I most unique but also heartwarming story. The glowing feel of coziness and happiness followed me throughout the novel.
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Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.
Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.
The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.
THE EXTRAORDINARIES BY TJ KLUNE
4.21 avg rating — 2,783 ratings — published 2020 || first in a series
For all the fans of fanfiction and super hero comics and movies, this novel is for you. I laughed so much listening to the audiobook. The author cracked me up with witty dialogues and characters that were so real and upfront with their thoughts. Loved it and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
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Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?
After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life).
Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Marissa Meyer’s Renegades in TJ Klune’s YA debut.
MORE TO COME…
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