5 Stars, Cameron Dane, Genre Romance, Loose Id, Reviewed by Kathie

Review: Brokedown Hearts by Cameron Dane

Title: Brokedown Hearts (Foster Siblings: Book Three)

Author: Cameron Dane

Publisher: Loose Id

Pages/Word Count: 332 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Ex-con David Joyner returns home knowing he must atone for his past sins. Working at an animal shelter, David keeps his head down, desperate to prove to a hostile town he’s a new man. The one time David looks up, he spots fellow motel dweller Ben, and is terrified by his attraction to the man. David doesn’t want to feel anything. He can only damage what he loves. Continue reading

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3 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, M.J. O'Shea, Reviewed by Kathie

Sound Bite Saturday: Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea – Narrated by Tom Vilot

Title: Finding Shelter (Rock Bay: Book Three)

Author: M.J. O’Shea

Narrator:: Tom Vilot

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 6 Hours, 15 Minutes

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: Justin Foster has 19 years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Andrew Grey, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kathie

A Man Is Looking For A Life Change In Andrew Grey’s “Upside Down”

Title: Upside Down

Author: Andrew Grey

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 200 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Lowell Cartwright’s life as a mercenary problem solver has taken its toll, and after one more difficult job, he wants out. For help, he turns to Bull, a soldier of fortune turned club owner—not exactly a friend, but the best chance Lowell has. He visits Bull’s club to scope it out and meets Jeremy Hodgson. The twink captures his attention in a big way. Bull tells Lowell to stay away from the club until he decides whether he can help, so Lowell stays in town. When he spots Jeremy passed out on the floor of a convenience store, he goes to Jeremy’s aid. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Jacob Z. Flores, Reviewed by Kathie

Sound Bite Sunday: “Chasing the Sun” by Jacob Z. Flores – Narrated by TJ Jamesin

“We should always define ourselves and never be defined by what others see or expect.” – Jacob Z. Flores


Title: Chasing the Sun (Provincetown: Book Two)

Author: Jacob Z. Flores

Narrator:: TJ Jamesin

Publisher: Dreasmspinner Press

Run Time: 3 Hours, 39 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: As a physician and prominent citizen of Victoria, Texas, Dr. Gil Kelly took a hard fall when his vengeful wife revealed his infidelity with other men. Closing ranks around her, the town’s elite ostracized him, and his relationship with his children was nearly destroyed. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Jacob Z. Flores, Reviewed by Kathie

Sound Bite Sunday: T.J. Jamesin’s Audio Narration Brings Jacob Z. Flores’ “When Love Takes Over” To Life

“P-Town is supposed to happen. This is a special place. It changes people’s lives. The problems and worries that you bring with you don’t mean as much.” — Jacob Z. Flores


Title: When Love Takes Over

Author: Jacob Z. Flores

Narrator:: T.J. Jamesin

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 9 Hours, 15 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Zach Kelly’s life is a shambles. His boyfriend of three years dumped him, and his writing career is going nowhere. On a whim, he heads to Provincetown, Massachusetts, to nurse his broken heart and figure out his next step. He’s expecting to find rest and relaxation on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. Instead, Zach meets a hunky porn star during a chance encounter at a leather shop he mistakes as a place to buy a belt that is definitely not for whipping. Continue reading

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3.5 Stars, Andrew Grey, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kathie

John Solo Narrates Andrew Grey’s “Inside Out”

Title: Inside Out

Author: Andrew Grey

Narrator:: John Solo

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 6 Hours, 35 Minutes

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Blurb: Former mercenary Bull Krebbs now heads up security at his nightclub in Harrisburg, PA. Working the door night after night, he’s seen it all. Though tough on the outside, he’s a little hurt that people find him unapproachable. Then he pulls a cute twink out of line to perform a random search, and he’s surprised when the guy giggles and squirms. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Amy Lane, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kathie

Amy Lane’s “Behind the Curtain” Gets A Recommended Listen – Narrated by Hugh Bradley

“I thought you liked sex?”

“I do, but I want you to come back. You can get more, better sex with anyone. But you can only get the whole Dawson experience when you’re here.” – Amy Lane


Title: Behind the Curtain

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator:: Hugh Bradley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Blurb: Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji, know they’ll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt.

But nothing prepared him for falling on Jared Emory’s head. Continue reading

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Reviewed by Kathie, Reviewed by Rena

Here We Grow Again!

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr


BadgeThe more things change, the more they stay the same, so the saying goes. We’ve lost one reviewer from our staff here at The Novel Approach–our dear BJ has left to concentrate on his writing career. He’ll be back on August 3rd, though he’ll be here to promote his own new book rather than to tell you about someone else’s, so be sure to watch for that.
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