Book Review: Cookies for Courting by Amber Kell

Cookies for Courting (Tales of the Curious Cookbook Book 4)

Author: Amber Kell

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: 68 pages (novella)


After his sister’s death, businessman Marshall Hunter gains custody of his niece. Unused to children, Marshall struggles to connect with her. In an effort to make her more comfortable in her new home, he hires professional muralist Pace Barlow to personalize her room.

Pace is intrigued by his tiny client, and even more interested in her handsome uncle, but Pace isn’t certain he’s ready for the commitment of an instant family.

When Marshall decides to move for the sake of his niece, will he be able to keep his relationship with his young artist, or will he have to give up love to become a good father for a lonely little girl?

The love baked into an old-fashioned recipe might bring the two men together, but some things take more than magical cookies to fix.

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Book Review: Change of Heart by Mary Calmes

Change of Heart (Change of Heart Book 1) 

Author: Mary Calmes

Genre: Gay paranormal romance

Warnings: Werepanthers, sex in partially shifted form

Rating: M

Length: 260 pages (novel)


As a young gay man—and a werepanther—all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jin’s old life doesn’t want to let him go. When his travels bring him to a new city, he crosses paths with the leader of the local were-tribe. Logan Church is a shock and an enigma, and Jin fears that Logan is both the mate he fears and the love of his life. Jin doesn’t want to go back to the old ways, and mating would irrevocably tie him to them.

But Jin is the mate Logan needs at his side to help him lead his tribe, and he won’t give Jin up so easily. It will take time and trust for Jin to discover the joy in belonging to Logan and how to love without restraint.

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