Fanfiction Review: You Can Do This by osointricate

McDannoYou Can Do This

Author:  osointricate

Genre: McDanno M/M romance & family

Warnings: Typical Hawaii Five-0 violence, serious Rachel bashing, and past child abuse

Rating: MA

Length:  111,845 words (novel)

Synopsis

“What’s it about? Steve and Danny start dating each other, then they start a family, and then they freak out because they realize they are dating each other.” -Kono Kalakaua, age 31

“Uncle Steve and Danno are idiots, they are such idiots, they drive me crazy because what the [“Grace Danielle! Watch your language!”] took them so long?” -Grace Williams, age 13

“‘Mander and Danno are the best except Daddy is pretty cool too. (“Can they all tie for best?” “Yeah, sure.”) They all tie for best.” -Charlie Edwards, age 4

“The motorcycle stuff is my favorite part. The rest is just an exercise in frustration because they should have been dating years ago.” -Chin Ho Kelly, age redacted

“Turns out I get a happy ending, imagine that.” -Nahele Huikala, age 15

Featuring: Giant sharks, family bonding, a bazooka, frustration, idiot fathers, purple casts, mothers that just don’t understand, New Years confetti, and Grace facepalming way more often than she would like it. Rated T for “Throw them in a closet until they make out.” “Grace, no.”

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Book Review: A Matter of Time Vol. 2 by Mary Calmes

A Matter of Time Vol. 2 (A Matter of Time Books 3 & 4)

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Warnings: Violence, kidnapping (or adultnapping), and a creepy serial killer with peeping tom tendencies and mommy issues

Rating: M

Length: 298 pages (novel)

Related Books:  Piece of Cake by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 8); Parting Shot by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 7); Ears, Eggs and Bunnies by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 6.5); But For You by Mary Calmes ( A Matter of Time Book 6); Just Jory by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 5.5); Bulletproof by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 5); Book Review: A Matter of Time Vol. 1 by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Books 1 & 2)

Synopsis

Three years ago, Jory Harcourt changed his name and shut the door on a past full of pain, only to emerge stronger on the other side. He has a new career, a great working partner, and a satisfying life—except for the hole in his chest left behind when police Detective Sam Kage walked out with his heart.

Now Sam’s back and he knows what he wants… and what he wants is Jory. Jory, who doesn’t know if he can survive another break up or losing Sam to his dangerous job, resists returning to the arms of the only man he has ever truly loved. But when a serial killer with a score to settle targets Jory, he will have to decide if love is worth the danger as he tries to solve the case and keep Sam safe.

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Book Review: A Matter of Time Vol. 1 by Mary Calmes

A Matter of Time Vol. 1 (A Matter of Time Books 1 & 2)

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Warnings: Mild violence & the threat of rape

Rating: M

Length: 280 pages (novel)

Related Books:  Piece of Cake by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 8); Parting Shot by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 7); Ears, Eggs and Bunnies by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 6.5); But For You by Mary Calmes ( A Matter of Time Book 6); Just Jory by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 5.5); Bulletproof by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Book 5); A Matter of Time Vol. 2 by Mary Calmes (A Matter of Time Books 3 & 4)

Synopsis

Jory Keyes leads a normal life as an architect’s assistant until he is witness to a brutal murder. Though initially saved by police Detective Sam Kage, Jory refuses protective custody—he has a life he loves that he won’t give up no matter who is after him. But Jory’s life is in real jeopardy, especially after he agrees to testify about what he saw.

While dealing with attempts on his life, well-meaning friends who want to see him happy, an overly protective boss, and a slowly unfolding mystery that is much more sinister than he could ever imagine, the young gay man finds himself getting involved with Sam, the conflicted and closeted detective. And though Jory may survive the danger, he may not survive a broken heart.

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Book Review: Sultry Sunset by Mary Calmes

Sultry Sunset (Mangrove Stories Book 3)

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Gay Romance

Warnings: Off-screen heterosexual sex, and detailed-yet vague- reference to periods

Rating: M

Length: 78 pages (short-story/novella)

Related Books: Quiet Nights by Mary Calmes (Mangrove Stories Book 2); Blue Days by Mary Calmes (Mangrove Stories Book 1)

Synopsis

Hutch Crowley is well-liked in the small resort town of Mangrove—he’s got friends in his new neighbors, he’s the owner of the town grocery, and he’s building a community center—but he’s still unlucky at love. Every man he’s attracted to is either taken or simply not interested, including his best friend, Mike Rojas.

When Mike came to Mangrove two years ago, Hutch gave him a job and a place to stay in his guesthouse, where Mike has remained ever since. Despite the rumors circulating about them, Hutch knows Mike is straight and looking for the right woman. But his friends disagree, and after some hints to the contrary, even Hutch finally has to admit that maybe the rest of the town sees something he’s been missing. If Hutch wants to spend each sultry sunset with the man of his dreams, it might be time to figure out what’s going on with his best friend’s heart.

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Book Review: Just Desserts By Mary Calmes

Just Desserts (Tales of the Curious Cookbook Book 5)

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Gay Romance

Warnings: Part of the Tales of the Curious Cookbook series. However, each book can be read as a standalone and in any order.

Rating: M

Length: 103 pages (novella)

Related Posts: Book Review: Cookies for Courting by Amber Kell (Tales of the Curious Cookbook Book 4)

Synopsis

Boone Walton has tried hard to create some distance between himself and his past. He’s invested in his new life, his New Orleans art gallery, and his friendship with Scott Wren. Things finally seem to be settling down to normal, and Boone couldn’t be happier.

Chef Scott Wren wants much more than normal with Boone. He wants to raise things to the next level, but Boone is terrified—and not because of the ghost in Scott’s apartment or Scott’s relatives. No, Boone’s past is about to pay him a visit, and the only thing that can get between Boone, Scott, and a hinky recipe for chocolate mousse found in a curious cookbook is the river of pain Boone had to swim across to get to this side of The Big Easy. There’s a secret behind the ingredients, though—one that might reveal the trust and love that have been missing from Boone’s life.

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