Arc Review ~ Forty-Two Stairs by A. F. Henley

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Author:A. F. Henley

Genre:Contemporary M/M Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 110

Published:Less Than Three Press, June 25, 2014

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Owen has been struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, but it takes a DUI involving another vehicle for him to finally face his issues. The road to recovery is a rough one, and for Owen it’s a journey made harder by bankruptcy, loneliness, and repressed memories.

His new apartment doesn’t help either. It’s small, worn, and hot as hell. The only way to reach it is a tedious stretch of stairs that seems like the final insult on top of a whole pile of misery. Thankfully, the mess comes with one bright spot: intense, pretty Sebastian, who seems to have a knack for keeping his head up and finding the beauty in everything.

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From the looks of it, finding short, good reads, lately, has become a specialty of mine. Not only did the cover grabbed my attention-I have a thing for mysterious looking covers-, but the m/m theme drew me in as well.

What we have here is not an erotica, not a story revolving around the hot sex the two male leads have, but a bumpy journey towards salvation. The story is told from the point of view of Owen while he struggles through an alcohol addiction. I’ve never personally met anyone who went through what Owen was going through here, but I was glad to see I could get inside his head and relate to his thought process. Read More »

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Review ~ Haunted Halls by M. Raiya

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Book: Haunted Halls

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Author: M. Raiya

Format: e-book

Page Count: 57

Published: Less Than Three Press LLC, May 7th, 2014

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College should be a blast for Evan: Same state where he grew up, just a few hours from home, tuition is free, and there’s nothing but new experiences and opportunity in front of him. All he feels is homesick, alone, and adrift. Whatever thrills his roommates eludes Evan.

He is distracted from his misery by Gabriel, who seems to come and go in the blink of eye. But he’s beautiful, confident, proud—everything Evan is not. Most of all, he’s a mystery, and one that Evan is determined to solve …

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This was a short fun read. I’ve always had a thing for ghost stories. Even the word ‘ghost’ is so mysterious and intriguing. So it was no wonder I wanted to read it, and it delivered what it intended, a fun quick read of romance between a loved yet lonely living boy, and a long ago dead ghost of a gentlemanly young man. I liked the main character, Evan, immediately. He was a college freshman and he represented one side of what we all felt at that age and stage of our lives. First time away from his home, he felt a sort of loneliness that only time, and a few good friends you can find, could help him overcome.
The good looking mysterious ghost, Gabriel, I also liked. He was a true gentleman, a ghost I wouldn’t kick out of my house. He was kind, gentle, very considerate of Evan and other living people.
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Review ~ Different Strokes by Nico Jaye

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Author: Nico Jaye

Format: e-book

Page Count: 69

Published: Less Than Three Press LLC, December 11st, 2013

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This was a short yet very sweet story. For a romance that was sixty something pages, it had a good pace. We met the characters when they themselves met for the first time, and we kept delving into their lives in certain periods of the year, like christmas, thanksgiving and valentines, which made the story flow easily.

Tomas is an Olympic medalled swimmer who has his own massage therapist. He’s not very social for the strict and disciplined way he lives his life, so when his therapist has to leave for an emergency and sends her replacement, Darren, Tomas is met with a nice surprise.

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