Comfort Food by Sierra Riley

31435566Author: Sierra Riley
Publisher: Sierra Riley
Word/Page Count: 198 pages epub
Published: August 19, 2016

Comfort Food is the perfect name for Riley’s newest book – it was filled with lovey goodness and a sense of being wrapped up on a GFY love story built around an interesting food-charity-based plot line. Martin is a mostly-reclusive guy, wealthy, without much ambition and scared of anything that could possibly go wrong. When he meets straight former rockstar chef-turned charity owner, Travis, he crushes hard… but can’t get out of his own head to deepen the connection. Thankfully for Martin, Travis is intrigued – and finds himself enjoying Martin’s company and feeling a sense of “comfort” and home with him.

Both characters in Comfort Food were well-developed, filled with unique quirks and their own personalities. I absolutely fell in love with Martin – even if I wanted to help him get his thoughts out into the open more often than not. But his quiet demeanor and approach to taking on the world, was sweet. His match with Travis seemed to work perfectly, even though at first it felt like it could be a disaster – opposites attracted here. With very little angst, the two were able to come together to battle a common “enemy” and create their own perfect happily ever after.

This is a great read for anyone who loves a romantic love story – especially if you’re new to m/m or well-read (like me) in the genre, and looking for an easy HEA read. This won’t disappoint!

Copy of the book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Out of five…
Overall Read: ♥♥♥♥
Sex Heat: ♥♥
Plot: ♥♥♥♥

The Burnt Toast B&B – Heidi Belleau & Rachel Haimowitz

BurntToastBBAuthor: Heidi Belleau & Rachel Haimowitz
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Word/Page Count: 176 pages epub
Published: January 2015

This is the latest installment from the Bluewater series – all (except for one) of the books in this series has been great, so I purchased this without reading the “about” section, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect.

This is the first book I’ve reviewed where one of the main characters identified as transgender. I have to say, this book was very well done – and took a situation which could seem a bit uncomfortable for people who do not read a lot of books outside of the gay man/gay man story line, and made it not only accessible but also engaging.

The main characters are a stunt double from the popular Wolf’s Landing and owner/operator of a B&B. It’s not an easy love story, but that’s what makes it so fantastic. They struggle. They search for answers. They have fun. They love each other.

I highly recommend this book to people who like a good love story, with bumps in the road, ups and downs, and a “reality” check. Also, if you haven’t ventured into books with a transgender character, start with this one. (You may need to google a few pronouns that come up…)

Out of four…
Overall Read: ♥♥♥♥
Sex Heat: ♥♥
Plot: ♥♥♥