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Reviews by Christy Duke

35 Ratings
Avg - 4.57

I enjoyed Jake and his warriors story even more than Cas and his chieftains. The betrayal aspect of the story is ridiculously predictable but I still enjoyed the plot.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/27/2019)
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11 Ratings
Avg - 4.55
Caleb (MM) by Fel Fern (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

Surprisingly enough, Fel Fern has redeemed herself (for the moment) with this second book in the ‘Gates Brothers’ series. The characters are great but the story is equally captivating... unlike Creed and Luke’s story. Crossing my fingers that Colton’s story will be good, too!

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/26/2019)
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19 Ratings
Avg - 4.68
The Behr and His Keeper (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

A great beginning to a new series. I’m looking forward to more adventures with Rogan and Tom. I hope the author keeps the majority of the focus on them. Tom still has so much to learn!

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/26/2019)
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35 Ratings
Avg - 4.54
Leader and the Writer (MM) by Joyee Flynn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

This started out so well and then like many of this author’s stories it went completely off the rails. The plot became jumbled and inconsistencies were abundant.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/23/2019)
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19 Ratings
Avg - 4.74
Street Rat (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

‘Hot Mess’ is one of my all-time favorite series by this author and the spin-off, ‘Hot Mess: Friends and Family’, is equally fantastic. The first time I met Patrick (Patty) Flannigan in Lany and Sal’s book (volume six), I really wanted him to get his own story. There was just something about this head of the Irish mob in Chicago that had me at hello. Lucky for me the author didn’t forget about Patty and ‘Street Rat’ is his and Danny’s story. Danny was fifteen and had been living on the streets for three years when Patty caught him dumpster diving behind his bar looking for food. At the time Patty didn’t understand his motivation to be kind to this bedraggled, starving waif, but Patty took him in and became his mentor. Of course no one could ever know about Danny, except for a handful of people whom Patty trusts, because Patty never wants Danny hurt due to knowing Patty. Well, when Danny turned nineteen Patty realized his feelings had changed from mentor to wanting something much more intimate and long-term. Stubborn man that he is, he ignored his feelings for three more years until everything explodes in his face. Danny was sixteen when he realized he wanted Patty to look at him like an equal. So Danny does what he can, quietly attending college and working part-time, in order to be more than the “kid” that Patty protects and takes care of. All Danny has ever wanted is to finish his degree and work for Patty handling his legitimate businesses. He knows full well that Patty will never allow him near anything that isn’t 100 percent legal. Funnily enough, at least for a mobster, Patty is actually not involved in too many illicit dealings. Anyway, due to Danny’s position in Patty’s life, Danny is kidnapped and his life is put into danger. Exactly what Patty tried so hard to never have happen! This is a great installment and addition to the series and I enjoyed watching these two finally get what they’ve both wanted for so very long. Now the big question is: when is Supervisory Special Agent Burke getting his own story?

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/22/2019)
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36 Ratings
Avg - 4.44

Disappointing. I really wanted to enjoy this installment in the series but it just didn’t work for me.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/22/2019)
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110 Ratings
Avg - 4.60
Air Demon (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Contemporary, Fantasy, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 4 - Good

3.5 Stars

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/18/2019)
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12 Ratings
Avg - 4.58
Creed (MM) by Fel Fern (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

You'd think I'd know better after being disappointed by this author's writing in the past. Unfortunately, the blurb was really good and kind of hooked me... I'm only human after all. 'Creed' began so strong only to fizzle and start to burn out about a third of the way in. Such a shame because I really liked the characters.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/04/2019)
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6 Ratings
Avg - 3.50
Mate of Two Rockstar Alphas (MMM) by Marcy Jacks (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Contemporary, Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

I know, I know... I did it again. Sometimes I can't help myself but I really need to try. This was just as poorly done as book one.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/02/2019)
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6 Ratings
Avg - 4.00
Rockstar Werewolves (MMM) by Marcy Jacks (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$4.5
Categories: Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 2 - Fair

I don't know why I continue to occasionally buy Marcy's books. They honestly don't get any better. The editing is horrible and the inconsistencies are through the roof. The worst part? She has good ideas. Just no follow-through.

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/02/2019)
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15 Ratings
Avg - 4.40
Operation Bravo (MM) by Stormy Glenn (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$5.5
Categories: Paranormal, Alternative (M/M, Gay)

This reviewer's rating: 3 - Average

*SPOILERS* Feeling rather disappointed with Ms Glenn today. I was really looking forward to Kaito and Jack's story but the inconsistencies drove me a little batty. Not to mention some of the over-the-top-unreality within the plot/story. First - when Ian and Kaito notice the nondescript sedan with two guys watching them and Ian told Hank... why in the hell didn't Hank and Jack immediately go and confront them? They were at the end of the block, FFS! Second - when Kaito was kidnapped by the two men (of course!) they didn't seem to take him very far, Hank and Jack weren't that far behind, but they still couldn't get to him in any reasonable amount of time? And on and on and on...

Reviewed by: Christy Duke (Date: 12/02/2019)
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17 Ratings
Avg - 4.59
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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11 Ratings
Avg - 4.55
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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29 Ratings
Avg - 4.52
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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55 Ratings
Avg - 3.87
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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58 Ratings
Avg - 4.64

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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45 Ratings
Avg - 4.47

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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65 Ratings
Avg - 4.40
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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22 Ratings
Avg - 4.50
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 - 4.06
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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