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Guest Review: Heart’s Truth by Tamsin Baker

Posted October 20, 2013 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Guest Review: Heart’s Truth by Tamsin BakerReviewer: Tracy
Heart's Truth by Tamsin Baker
Series: Melbourne Men #1
Publisher: Steam eReads
Publication Date: July 17, 2013
Format: eARC
Genres: Anthologies (multiple authors), M/M
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Series Rating: four-stars


Marcus is a 30-year-old successful architect. He wants someone to love and knows the right man will turn up when he least expects it. That moment arrives at his friend’s party. He sees Danny for only a moment, yet his interest is piqued. What could be more irresistible than a blue-eyed beauty who is completely untouched?

Danny knows he doesn’t find women attractive, but how is he going to find out if he’s gay? His sister’s party answers his prayers and the most gorgeous guy he has ever seen asks him out. But can their love survive when Marcus wants more than a closeted partner and Danny wants nothing more than to hide forever?

Marcus is at his friend Sienna’s 30th birthday party when he sees a man who flips his switch. Since his switch has been decidedly Unflipped for a long damn time he’s definitely intrigued by the young man. Finding out he’s Sienna’s brother makes him hold back a bit but not for long.

Danny is unsure of who he is – and if he’s gay or not. He’s definitely attracted to Marcus and when Marcus kisses him he’s all in. Marcus invites Danny over to watch football with is friends in a weeks time to give Danny time to think about things.

Danny attends the get together at Marcus’s house and decides that Marcus is into another guy – which isn’t true at all. Marcus soon has Danny believing that it’s only Danny that he’s been thinking about and they end up spending the night together. This starts a relationship and six months later they’re a solid couple. Danny however still, after all that time, ready to tell his friends or family that he’s gay and no one knows about their relationship. As much as Marcus cares for Danny he’s tired of hiding but willing to go along with Danny. When their relationship is found out Danny’s family acts as expected but it ends up being what’s perfect for the two men.

Heart’s Truth is a short novella that tells a tale of two men who fall in love but are held back by secrecy. Marcus is out and proud by loves the younger Danny so much that he’s willing to hide their relationship. This creates tension between the two men which had me feeling horrible for the guys. I could tell that they truly cared for each other but Danny lived in fear and that just wasn’t healthy for their relationship. The author did a good job of involving me in their trials and had me pulling for the guys to make it thru.

This is a sweet, sexy story that I very much enjoyed.

Rating: 4 out of 5


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What I Read Last Week

Posted September 30, 2013 by Tracy in Features | 3 Comments

Hi-di-ho neighbor!  How the hell are ya? 

The past week zoomed by once again. I’m home today with a serious migraine. (I’ve got my laptop screen brightness so low it’s hard to see the darned thing – but it’s oh so good on the eyes and brain.)

The excitement of my week was getting this:

That’s Catch Me If You Can by LB Gregg…translated into Japanese!  So freakin cool!  It was such an awesome surprise to open my mailbox and find this.  

So on to what I read this past week:

I started off the week with All of You by Christina Lee.  This was a New Adultish book that had a nursing student and an artist in her building starting a friendship and then a relationship.  Avery only does one night stands, however, and Bennett is a virgin and only wants a long term relationship.  It made for a great story and it was pretty emotional for me. 4.25 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

Next up was Lady Pirate by Lynsay Sands.  Valoree takes over her brothers ship when he is killed and the entire crew believes her to be a man (except 1).  After 5 years on the high seas she needs to claim her home and inheritance but the will stipulates she must be married and either have a child or be with child by the time she’s 25 – which is like 8 months away.  The crew who now knows her to be a woman sets out to get her married off and that’s when the fun begins.  Between face makeup made of cake batter, allergic reactions and fortune hunters it’s not easy trying to be a lady and find a man.  The story was fun, funny and touching. I really liked Sands’ historicals.  4 out of 5

Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis is the story of Leah and Jack who have been friends for years and after a “fake” relationship fall in love.  The story was great and I loved it just like I have the other books in the Lucky Harbor series.  I’ll post my review later this week. 4 out of 5

Heart’s Truth by Tamsin Baker is an m/m story about a man who is out and proud and the younger man he falls for who hides the fact that he’s gay and that he’s with Marcus from his friends and family.  It’s a sweet sexy story that I really liked.  4 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

Caught by Menace by Lolita Lopez is a sci-fi story about military men who “grab” their brides.  Menace is on the tail of one woman, Jennie, but Naya and Jennie have plans to get out their planet and not by being grabbed.  Naya saves Jennie but Naya is caught.  Menace and Naya end up starting to like each other but Naya’s past catches up with her and the two may be torn apart forever.  I really liked this book.  Yes, there was a ton and a half of sex but the story was very good and had me turning page after page.  4 out of 5

Last for the week was Lady in Red by Maire Claremont.  The story of Mary who was put into a mad house by her father, escapes and wants revenge on her father.  The man who helps her loves her, though he denies it, and soon realizes that Mary just might ruin herself if she goes after the revenge she seeks. Not a completely fulfilling romance but I like the rest of the book. 3.75 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
Ablaze by Morgana Black
Unexpected by Maisey Yates

Happy Reading!

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