Posted in Books, MM Standalones

[Novel] HoliGay

Book Title: HoliGay by K.M. Neuhold

Published: January 1, 2021

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

I’ve been in love with my best friend for almost as long as I can remember. The only problem is he’s straight. At least I thought he was. But when he gets me to Fiji for Christmas, he’s suddenly looking at me in a way I’ve never seen before. Could this all be real, or is he just HoliGay?

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[Novel] Playground Games

Book Title: Playground Games by Lily Morton

Published: January 1, 2021

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

School trips are hell on the teachers.

Auguste Patterson’s happy place on a winter holiday would involve a seat by a fire, a good book, and alcohol. Which is why he’s horrified when the headmaster at the primary school where he teaches demands he accompanies a group of young students to France on a skiing trip. Gus believes snow should always be viewed from inside a warm building and never encountered while flailing on skis.

The holiday’s single perk is also the one reason Gus has for liking sports—the school’s PE teacher, Doug Henshaw. Doug is Gus’s secret crush, and sharing a room at the ski chalet with him almost makes managing forty school children bearable. But Gus doesn’t stand a chance with Doug. A handsome, funny ex-professional football player would never fall for a hopelessly unathletic language teacher. Would he?

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[Novel] Merry Measure

Book Title: Merry Measure by Lily Morton

Published: December 2, 2020

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Arlo Wright’s introduction to his sexuality came when he saw his older brother’s best friend, Jack Cooper, in his sweaty football kit. Unfortunately, he didn’t have long to enjoy the revelation because he promptly knocked himself out on a table.

Relations between them have never really moved on from that auspicious beginning. Arlo is still clumsy, and Jack is still as handsome and unobtainable as ever.

However, things look like they’re starting to change when Arlo finds himself sharing a room with Jack while on holiday in Amsterdam at Christmas. Will the festive spirit finally move them towards each other, or is Arlo just banging his head against a wall this time?

From bestselling author, Lily Morton comes a warm romantic comedy set in chilly Amsterdam.

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Posted in Books, Doubleback, MM Series

[Novel] Doubleback

Book Title: Doubleback by Lissa Ford

Published: March 27, 2015

Synopsis (Goodreads):

After a tragic shooting left him wounded and in disgrace, all that remained of former deputy sheriff Jude Anderson’s life was a shattered femur, the standard disability package, and a host of issues. Jude seeks sanctuary in a remote upstate cabin and tries to get his life back on track.

Life has other plans when Jude finds a dead man draped across his front doorstep. The victim is the first hookup Jude’s had in, well, ever. Once Jude processes that shock he gets another when he learns that the homicide detective sent to investigate the murder is Rowan Muir, Jude’s ex. Their split was ugly, and Rowan isn’t the forgiving type.

Now Jude is drawn back into a world he left behind: murder investigations and fighting the undeniable attraction he has for Rowan. Rowan is still holding onto a substantial grudge. But both men need to figure out how to cope with being thrown together again, because it’s becoming increasingly clear that Jude is being targeted by a murderer – one who may have come from Jude’s past for revenge.

Warnings: if you don’t like man-on-man sexytimes, this isn’t the book for you. Everyone else: hot law enforcement officers, angst and hot make-up sex is on deck.


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Posted in Books, MM Series, The Will Darling Adventures

[Novel] The Sugared Game

Book Title: The Sugared Game (The Will Darling Adventures 2) by KJ Charles

Published: August 26, 2020

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

It’s been two months since Will Darling saw Kim Secretan, and he doesn’t expect to see him again. What do a rough and ready soldier-turned-bookseller and a disgraced shady aristocrat have to do with each other anyway?

But when Will encounters a face from the past in a disreputable nightclub, Kim turns up, as shifty, unreliable, and irresistible as ever. And before Will knows it, he’s been dragged back into Kim’s shadowy world of secrets, criminal conspiracies, and underhand dealings.

This time, though, things are underhanded even by Kim standards. This time, the danger is too close to home. And if Will and Kim can’t find common ground against unseen enemies, they risk losing everything.

A 1920s m/m romance trilogy in the spirit of Golden Age pulp fiction.

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[Novel] The Experiment

Book Title: The Experiment by Rebecca Raine

Published: August 17, 2020

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

When a single kiss calls your sexuality into question, there’s only one sure path to a reliable answer: further research.

Patrick

I like to think I know myself outside and in. What you see is what you get, and what you get happens to be straight. This is no mere opinion. It’s a fact – tried and tested. So, when I end up kissing my best friend to satisfy a lost bet, I already know I’ll hate every second of it.

Until I don’t.

The intense desire aroused by Logan’s kiss has me asking all sorts of new and exciting questions. Thankfully, as a developmental psychologist, I know exactly how to find the answers I need.

Logan

I’ve put a lot of effort into keeping Patrick out of my fantasies and in the friend-zone. Our recent lip-lock may have unleashed my feelings for him temporarily, but I’ll get them back on their platonic track in no time. Falling for a friend, especially a sexually ambivalent friend, is a one-way ticket to heartache.

Then Patrick announces his intention to conduct an experiment into the extent of his bisexuality. I can’t resist volunteering to help. If any man is going to join Patrick on his journey of self-discovery, it’s sure as hell going to be me.

The Experiment is a steamy, best friends to lovers, bisexual awakening, gay for you story with high heat and low angst. It is a standalone novel set in Australia. Swoon-worthy HEA included.


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Posted in Novel/Web Novel, Yue Xia Die Ying (千山茶客)

[Web Novel] Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage (重生之将门毒后)

重生之将门毒后 | Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage

Author: 千山茶客 | Yue Xia Die Ying

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-rebirth-of-the-malicious-empress-of-military-lineage

Raws: https://www.xxsy.net/info/688238.html

Translation: https://chubbycheeksthoughts.com/translations/

Chapters: 231 + 4 side chapters

WHAT IT IS (SUMMARY FROM TRANSLATOR’S SITE)

The Di daughter of military lineage, pure, amiable, quiet and yielding, foolishly in love with Prince Ding, throwing oneself to the role of a wife.

After assisting (a ruler) for six year, she finally became the mother to the world.

Accompanying him to fight for the country, to flourish the country’s territory, taking risk to be a hostage in other country, after returning five years later, there was no place to fit in the Inner Palace.

The beauty in his arms smile brightly, “Older sister, the country is stabilized and you should retire.”

Daughter had met with a violent death and the Crown Prince was disposed. Shen family who had sacrifice themselves for the country, not one of them were lucky to escape. In one dynasty everything was overturn, her clan had perished and she need to mourn for her children!

Shen Miao never did thought that as a married couple who went through trials and tribulations and mutually assisting one another was just a stage joke to him!

He said, “Seeing that you have followed Zhen for twenty years, will grant you with an intact corpse. Thank this kindness.”

Under the three Chi (1 chi = 1/3 meter) of white silk, Shen Miao made a malicious vow: In the time to come, she will take part in each and everyone’s end!

Upon rebirth, she return to the time when she was fourteen, where the tragedy had yet to occur, her family were still alive and she was still the pure, amiable, quiet and yielding Di daughter of military lineage.

Relatives hiding a black heart, Elder and younger (female) cousins are ruthless and malicious, the new Yiniang is like a tiger watching its prey and the disreputable man that wants to repeat of events?

Family must be protected, the huge enmity must be avenged, the Imperial seat of the country must also be part of the trophy. In this lifetime, let’s see who can beat the others!

But that little marquis from the Xie family, the arrogant and obstinate spear carrying youth, stood biasedly at her side and proudly said, “Just the fall of the Imperial power. Remember this, the world belongs to you. You– Belong to me!”


After Heaven Official’s Blessings, I thought I’d never touch another 200+ chapter novel. But lol, who am I kidding. 😅

This is all thanks to Usagi’s review of this novel, the main reason why I got intrigued and started reading this. While I’ve read quite a few of CNovels already, they’re mostly BL. Stories with female leads are still fairly new territory to me. But I’m glad I decided to read this one because woaaaah the schemes.

Ehem.

Let’s just get to the main post. 😆

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Posted in Novel/Web Novel, Tian Xia Wu Bing (天下无病)

[Novel] Grabbing Your Hand, Dragging You Away (执子之手,将子拖走)

grabbing your hand dragging you away

I have fallen in love with a novel.

A Chinese novel to be precise.

As my first foray into Chinese novels, I randomly picked up Grabbing Your Hand, Dragging You Away. The synopsis is just so intriguing I couldn’t resist. I considered other novels but my mind continued to wander on this title until I finally gave in.

Translations thanks to XIA0XIAO1MEI:

I am a princess, moreover, I am a fool of a princess.

 

Born in the imperial palace, my appearance is as average as that of the white radish and cabbages in the fields. Throughout the four seasons of the year, my face is always displaying a dull expression, eyes forever shrouded in haze.

 

But in reality, I know of the secrets within this palace.

 

Including hers, his, and theirs.

 

Just leisurely living my days comfortably in the palace like this, I firmly believe I can continue to play dumb to the end.

Who wouldn’t want to know how this kind of main character plays out?


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


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