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Reviews by Christy Duke

14 Ratings
Avg - 4.50
The Bear Necessities (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

** spoiler alert ** My main issue with this book is the large number of inconsistencies that I found. Really, Stormy? I know you’re better than this! *if the shifters aren’t out to humans and they’re supposed to be all secretive... then why do they do so many animal-like things where humans can see/hear AND talk about their shifting within range of humans hearing them? *Erik caught his ankle/foot in a bear trap and because of drugs given to him he can’t shift to heal but within less than 24 hours he’s running down the street on said foot These are just a couple of things but I’m a little disappointed.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 09/27/2019)
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10 Ratings
Avg - 4.50
The Cat Burglar (MM) by Jane Wallace-Knight (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

Great follow-up to Ben and Bear’s story. Alexios is hot and definitely clueless when it comes to his own appeal...outside of physical, anyway. Kit is daring and hilarious - I adored him immediately. Looking forward to what the author will bring next.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 07/24/2019)
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17 Ratings
Avg - 4.59
Diesel (MM) by Jane Perky (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.5
Categories: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

I had hoped the author would continue the storytelling in the same vein as Griffin and Ben’s story, but no such luck. There are so many inconsistencies, the plot is sketchily written, and the characters need more depth.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 07/12/2019)
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28 Ratings
Avg - 4.50
Tyler's Transformation (MM) by Bellann Summer (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Contemporary, Western/Cowboys, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

I can’t believe it took me this long to realize Bellann Summer wrote Tyler Hayward’s story. Where the hell have I been? Tyler’s brothers, Brad and Brian (Pip) are both featured in books in the authors ‘Rescue for Hire’ series, along with Tyler’s ex, Tony. Because of having read those stories I was intimately familiar with a lot of Tyler’s background. I was very happy to read this and see a Tyler find the man (and the love) he deserved. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Graham and Tyler plus reading more about the men from the Crazy Angle Ranch.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/13/2019)
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54 Ratings
Avg - 3.85
Heart Mate (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$6.99
Categories: Alternative (M/M, Gay), Futuristic

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

2.5 Stars ~ I honestly don’t think I’ve ever given a Stormy Glenn book this low of a rating, and had I read this book back when I read the first three in the series I’m sure my rating would be higher. Unfortunately, I just can’t. The level of misogyny represented by Hassan and sheer assholeness is out of this world and I was terribly disappointed. I may never reread those first 3 books since my opinion now might just be gravely different from what it was originally.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/07/2019)
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17 Ratings
Avg - 4.53
Griffin (MM) by Jane Perky (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.5
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

This was definitely better than Piston and Bob’s story. I still think the author could flesh this all out and give more depth to the plot and the characters.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/01/2019)
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6 Ratings
Avg - 3.33
Passion on the Bayou (MMM) by Robin Gideon (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 1 - Poor

The blurb showed such promise but this really didn’t come close to working for me.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/01/2019)
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55 Ratings
Avg - 4.62

Craig and Synn are great together plus the culmination of the case they’ve all been working on since book 1 was exciting.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/01/2019)
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43 Ratings
Avg - 4.44

Such fun! I enjoyed seeing Dean, Creed, and Job fall in love. The ongoing investigation involving the former sheriff of Pine County and his deputies continued in full force and was very entertaining. The sex was hot which was to be expected LOL. Looking forward to reading more.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/01/2019)
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64 Ratings
Avg - 4.39
Sweet Oblivion (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

I liked this although it’s easy to see its one of Stormy’s earlier works. It would be great if she decides to revisit the world as the other brothers all deserve their own stories!

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/01/2019)
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15 Ratings
Avg - 4.40
Piston (MM) by Jane Perky (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.5
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

I would like to rate this higher because the characters are great. Unfortunately, the author cut a lot of corners on the story, and had it been fleshed out (and longer) it might have made a much bigger impact.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/01/2019)
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20 Ratings
Avg - 4.45
The Bear Naked Truth (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.99
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

** spoiler alert ** Harvey and Dwayne’s story fit right in with the first two really well. It was funny to see Rob, Casey, Harvey, Dwayne, Jeb, and Billy Ray traveling to find a place to settle down and maybe start their own clan.... and then Rob ends up as alpha to two clans. All the ins and outs were done perfectly and I loved seeing these guys find a home. I especially loved knowing George and Leon will soon be coming to apply to join their clan! Dwayne and Harvey are super hot together and I look forward to more shenanigans from all of them.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 06/01/2019)
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11 Ratings
Avg - 4.73
Mate of Convenience (MM) by Jane Perky (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.5
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

3.5 Stars ~ Definitely the best of the series so far and that’s saying a lot for me. The plot was horribly predictable and the author could have made it so much better had she expanded on Kip’s decision. Anyway, I liked this one the best, so far.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 04/17/2019)
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17 Ratings
Avg - 4.12
Repaying His Debt (MM) by Jane Perky (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

2.5 Stars ~ This could have been so much better, IMO. There was a lot of backstory on both Reggie and Hunter that could have been explored and might have given these men a more well-rounded character.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 04/15/2019)
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10 Ratings
Avg - 4.60
Dangerous Transaction (MM) by Jane Perky (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.5
Categories: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

So far I’m not really impressed, sad to say. I was hoping for way more!

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 04/15/2019)
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12 Ratings
Avg - 4.58
A Murder of Crows (MM) by Jane Wallace-Knight (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

A really fun follow-up to book one. I adore geeks and Benjamin definitely hit all my buttons. Bear was surprisingly different from the "big, bad, bear-shifter" I had envisioned. Looking forward to the next one!

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 04/15/2019)
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22 Ratings
Avg - 4.73
Fate & Forgiveness (MMM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Menage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

I liked this addition mostly because the author has evolved in her writing since the previous installments were released so there’s less errors, way less inconsistencies, and the overall storyline is strong. I definitely liked all 3 men and I only wish it was longer.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 04/03/2019)
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22 Ratings
Avg - 4.64
His to Bear (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

Loved absolutely everything about this book. George is such a gentle giant and I couldn’t get enough of him. Leon is super sexy and just what a big ol’ bear could want. The asshole, Raymond, got what he deserved and I really hope someone will challenge Alpha Barker for his clan so he can escape giving it over to his son. Looking forward to the next one!

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 04/03/2019)
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33 Ratings
Avg - 4.42
Love's Betrayal (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.99
Categories: BDSM, Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

This book definitely brought the fun back, for me anyway, of the series. A lot of it was predictable but I was okay with that. Jesse is sweet and Kerry is the dominant any nice submissive might want.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 04/01/2019)
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34 Ratings
Avg - 4.38
Whatever He Desires (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

2.5 Stars ~ As much as I adore this author I didn’t like the way Drew was written. He came across, to me anyway, as very weak and unable to handle life. I also wasn’t thrilled with the poor editing but since I know the author has improved greatly since this was released I’ll give her a pass ????

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 03/30/2019)
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25 Ratings
Avg - 4.36
Taking Care of You (MM) by Dani Gray (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Contemporary, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

SPOILER ALERT: 2.5 Stars ~ I want to point out that even though this book wasn’t for me that does not mean that someone else wouldn’t love it. I thought the premise was fantastic and I’m usually open to trying a new-to-me author. However there are a number of things that didn’t work for me. #1. I’m perfectly okay with insta/lust/love.... what bothered me is that Michael has very significant mental health issues that have compromised his whole life and yet with Shane they seem to disappear. Not usually my understanding of these types of problems. #2. Shane has been paralyzed from the waist down since he was 13. The attack involves men kicking Shane, including on his lower back, which prompts a surgeon to recommend a “new” procedure he has invented that should allow Shane some renewed feeling in that area. Well, LO & BEHOLD, Shane is out of surgery and within 24 hours he’s got an erection that he can feel and is achieving orgasm. Here’s the thing. After all those years of paralysis it would take a significant amount of time for a.) the nerves to stop being agitated by the surgery, b.) the nerves to actually begin to function, and c.) a whole shit-ton of therapy to get to these points. I realize this is fiction but it just didn’t fly for me. I was also a little turned off by the “schmoopy” language between the male couples. Again remember that just because this wasn’t completely to my liking doesn’t mean others won’t enjoy it!

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 03/29/2019)
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15 Ratings
Avg - 4.40
Apex Bear (MM) by Fel Fern (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

2.5 Stars ~ Better than Sam’s story but still way too similar to the previous installments. The editing leaves a lot to be desired although Sam’s book is still the worst.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 03/21/2019)
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13 Ratings
Avg - 4.31
Apex Lion (MM) by Fel Fern (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

So disappointing. Sam’s story is almost identical to his brother, Adam’s, from the first installment. It truly made me wonder whether there’s any truth to so many authors using ghostwriters. Even the sex scenes were almost exactly the same. Sigh.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 03/21/2019)
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12 Ratings
Avg - 4.42
Apex Wolf (MM) by Fel Fern (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.99
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

3.25 Stars ~ I really liked the premise of this story and I’m certainly entranced with post apocalyptic worlds. Talon is everything I expected the Apex Alpha of the wolves to be but I was pleasantly surprised by Adam. He’s certainly made of stronger stuff than anyone in his village (sadly, including his brother, Sam) ever believed him to be. As I find often with this author the editing left a lot to be desired which always detracts from the story for me. Regardless, I know I’ll be jumping into Sam’s story next.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 03/20/2019)
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13 Ratings
Avg - 4.00
Czech Mate (MM) by Jane Wallace-Knight (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

A delightful beginning to a new series. The idea of a shifter division of MI6 is definitely sexy and I liked the way the author introduced her world. Lane and Andrew are perfect for each other and I’m certainly looking forward to more stories in this series.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 03/19/2019)
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