The Haunted Heart: Winter by Josh Lanyon: B+
The "I Spy" series by Josh Lanyon: Grade B
The other short stories in this series, I Spy Something Wicked (B-) and I Spy Something Christmas ( C), are holiday companion pieces and further reinforce the main characters' happy ever after.
Cards on the Table by Josh Lanyon: B+
Fall Hard by J.L. Merrow: Grade B
Try (Temptation #1) by Ella Frank: Grade D
In the end, there's not much in this story that separates it from many other reads with repetitive sexual scenes expected of an m/m erotic romance. These are two bisexual men who get involved in a gay sexual relationship -- with one man initially sexually harassed and ruthlessly pushed into it by the other -- that may lead to more in the future. The story ends in a cliffhanger since it seems there is an upcoming sequel in the works.Sexual harassment on the job is a deal breaker for me, and I couldn't shake the feeling that a fine line was crossed in Try one time too many. Additionally, I had problems with the dialog and found the legal research used to develop the story, poor. Needless to say, the book did not work out for me on many levels.
Secrets and Ink by Lou Harper: Grade D