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  • Armed & Dangerous by Abigail Roux

    Armed & Dangerous by Abigail Roux

    Rated: 4.54 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 41 ratings
    Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady...
  • Fish & Chips by Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban

    Fish & Chips by Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 52 ratings
    Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett are back on the job, settled into a personal and professional relationship built on fierce protectiveness and blistering passion. Now they’re assigned to impersonate two members of an international smuggling ring—an out-and-proud married couple—on a Christmas cruise in the Caribbean...
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  • Divide & Conquer by Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban

    Divide & Conquer by Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 45 ratings
    Baltimore, Maryland, is a city in alarming distress. Rising violence is fanning the flames of public outrage, and all law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are catching blame. Thus the FBI’s latest ideas to improve public relations: a municipal softball league and workshops for community leaders...
  • Wayward by Gregory Ashe

    Wayward by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.59 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 12 ratings
    Emery Hazard is trying to plan his wedding, even though his fiancé, John-Henry Somerset, isn’t exactly making things easy for him. To be fair, Somers has been distracted lately; his father is running for mayor in a hotly contested election, and their hometown is splintering under the weight of divisive politics...
  • A Chosen Man by Jaime Reese

    A Chosen Man by Jaime Reese

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    For Wall McCormack, actions speak louder than words. He’s giving and protective, loyal to his friends, and devoted to his job. While confident and powerful enough to conquer any challenge, his greatest strength lies in his calm nature. Until an unexpected assignment sends his world into a loud and colorful chaos he never could have anticipated. Rejection...
  • Bulletproof by Mary Calmes

    Bulletproof by Mary Calmes

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 22 ratings
    Jory Harcourt doesn't have to go looking for trouble. Wherever he goes, it seems to find him—particularly when his partner, Sam Kage, is working undercover on a federal task force. After the recession forces him to close his business, Jory goes to work as a matchmaker and event planner...
  • Death of a Pirate King by Josh Lanyon

    Death of a Pirate King by Josh Lanyon

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 27 ratings
    #4 in the acclaimed Adrien English Mystery Series by award winning author Josh Lanyon. Gay bookseller and reluctant amateur sleuth Adrien English's writing career is suddenly taking off. His first novel, Murder Will Out, has been optioned by notorious Hollywood actor Paul Kane...
  • The Magnolia Murders by Aimee Nicole Walker

    The Magnolia Murders by Aimee Nicole Walker

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Everything old is new again in love and murder.Work together, live together, and play together is the name of the game for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. But one of those things changes when Chief Mendoza taps Sawyer to lead the newly formed cold case unit. His first task: solve the Magnolia Murders that spanned three decades and suddenly stopped in 2000...
  • Long Shadow by Elle Keaton

    Long Shadow by Elle Keaton

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Niall’s known nothing but betrayal. All Mat wants is Niall’s heart; what will it take for him to coax Niall in from the cold? Mat's connection with Niall is tenuous. One step forward, two steps back. Since that night on the beach Niall's been avoiding Mat like a bad case of the flu--which, ironically, most of his deputies have come down with...
  • Ignite by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott

    Ignite by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Two of Noah’s Army buddies are dead. Someone has taken shots at Noah. And now Noah’s former lover, JB, is a target. Noah, Rowe, and JB team up to track down a killer trying to take out all of Noah’s old Army team in hopes of covering up a dark secret. But this trip to Washington, D.C. threatens to unravel the perfect life that Rowe and Noah have built over the past three years...
    Categorized as:
    military  mystery  suspense  m-m  contemporary
  • Micah's Promise by Annabella Stone

    Micah's Promise by Annabella Stone

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Micah Kennedy has lived with PTSD for years. He is an expert at hiding his struggles behind the quick wit and snark that is very much a part of his makeup. His need to keep a promise to a dying comrade feeds his nightmares and invades his dreams—until that promise brings him military K-9 Delta. Hawk McKinnon has spent most of his life kicking trouble’s ass in every hotspot around the globe...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  military  mystery  m-m  m-m-m  menage  contemporary  poly
  • Noble Hops by Layla Reyne

    Noble Hops by Layla Reyne

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 7 ratings
    Everything Dominic Price has worked hard to uphold is about to come crashing down on everything he holds dear. So much for the quiet life. Just as assistant US attorney and brewery owner Dominic Price is settling into a comfy new chapter with his partner, FBI agent Cameron Byrne, the sudden death of Nic’s father puts their happily-ever-after in jeopardy...
  • Craft Brew by Layla Reyne

    Craft Brew by Layla Reyne

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 8 ratings
    Assistant US attorney Dominic Price is staring down the barrel of his father’s debts. The bull’s-eye on his back makes him a threat to everyone he cares about, so when his lover wants to go public with their relationship, he bolts. Not because he isn’t in love—he can’t stomach the thought of putting Cam in danger...
  • Killer Honeymoon by Aimee Nicole Walker

    Killer Honeymoon by Aimee Nicole Walker

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Honeymoon, happily ever after, and…homicide?Newlyweds, Royce Locke and Sawyer Key, embark on a honeymoon road trip where their biggest threat should be dodging drunk tourists on golf carts. But their arrival on South Bass Island lands them in the middle of a contentious battle between lifelong islanders and a property developer who won’t accept no for an answer...
  • Sleight of Hand by Charlie Cochet

    Sleight of Hand by Charlie Cochet

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 13 ratings
    Former Special Forces Green Beret, Sacha “Joker” Wilder, is well-versed on the subject of demolitions. As a silent partner of Four Kings Security, Joker spends his days working alongside his brothers-in-arms and his best boy, Chip—a bomb-sniffing Belgian Malinois with sass...
  • Somebody to Love by April Wilson

    Somebody to Love by April Wilson

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Chicago homicide detective Tyler Jamison has accepted that fact that he was born defective. Women just don't do it for him, and he can't contemplate any other option. So, loneliness it is. Ian Alexander has met the man of his dreams, but the guy's in complete denial of his sexuality. Ian's not giving up on Tyler, though. Tyler's a domineering, controlling force of nature..
  • Misdirection by Gregory Ashe

    Misdirection by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 10 ratings
    Finding a missing boy will be hard. Dinner with Shaw’s parents might be murder.When a rising star in the state senate asks Shaw Aldrich and North McKinney to transport her son, Flip, to and from his drug testing appointments, they’re not happy—they don’t do babysitting jobs...
  • Blaze by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott

    Blaze by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    The rings have been selected. The champagne placed on ice. The cake decorated. And the pre-wedding sex is off the charts... Lucas Vallois and Andrei Hadeon are finally ready to walk down the aisle. There’s just one small problem. A ghost from Lucas’s past shows up days before the wedding, desperate for help...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  military  m-m  contemporary
  • Stacking the Deck by Charlie Cochet

    Stacking the Deck by Charlie Cochet

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Ex-Special Forces Communications Sergeant Jacopo “Jack” Constantino knows a thing or two about communications technology. As head of Cyber Security at Four Kings Security, Jack spends his days working with high-tech systems. Life for Jack is pretty uneventful—despite working with his brothers-in-arms—and he finds himself longing for a little excitement.Be careful what you wish for...
  • Body and Soul by Lucy Lennox, Sloane Kennedy

    Body and Soul by Lucy Lennox, Sloane Kennedy

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 20 ratings
    Oz: Escaping the international modeling scene to design my own fashion collection is the first step to shucking my bobble-headed supermodel reputation and proving to the world I’m more than just a pretty face. But the minute I have to accept roadside help from the sexy man next door, I feel like the airhead people think I am...
  • Rebel by Reese Knightley

    Rebel by Reese Knightley

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    One man on a journey of redemption and the other out to prove himself.Cohen “Ace” Gray – Pegasus Commander.He’d buried one lover; he wasn’t going to take the chance of that ever happening again. Ace had his own demons to work on, but working closely with Jacob and having his friendship— despite their twenty-year age difference—had made life a bit easier...
  • Fair Play by Josh Lanyon

    Fair Play by Josh Lanyon

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Fifty years ago, Roland Mills belonged to a violent activist group. Now, someone is willing to kill to prevent him from publishing his memoirs. When ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills is called out to examine the charred ruins of his childhood home, he quickly identifies the fire for what it is--arson...
  • Off Duty by Gregory Ashe

    Off Duty by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Hazard and Somerset: Off Duty is a collection of short stories. It includes the following: “Tickets to the Gun Show” Emery Hazard just wants to take his boyfriend to a concert, but some people are assholes...
  • Edison's Professor by Jocelynn Drake

    Edison's Professor by Jocelynn Drake

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    The stranger chose him.Edison Walker had never seen the man with the wide green eyes before. He only knew that he was in trouble.And that he took one look at Ed and decided he was his haven. His protector.Ed would not let him down...
  • A Mended Man by Jaime Reese

    A Mended Man by Jaime Reese

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    A story of healing and confronting demons… Detective Aidan Calloway is rock-solid strong. He's a man of justice—loyal to his friends, family, and job—even if it requires bending a law…or two. He shields himself behind an abrasive, fearless facade, until a phone call one night chips his armor and throws his perfectly planned, hollow life into a tailspin. Jessie Vega is the epitome of optimism...
  • Noble by Annabella Stone

    Noble by Annabella Stone

    Rated: 4.34 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Red Squadron is the tip of the spear in the war against global terrorism. Navy SEAL Commander, Noble Bauer, leads the JASOC Taskforce and knows his team won’t be complete until he finds a Communications Specialist. He knows just the man for the job. The only problem is can he get him to listen...
  • Not My Spook! by Tinnean

    Not My Spook! by Tinnean

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Highly ranked CIA officer Quinton Mann finds himself in a relationship with Mark Vincent-for exactly five days. At that point, Mark uses the excuse of going to Massachusetts for his mother's funeral to end it. But Quinn's a spook, and you can't fake a faker. Mark fears he's getting in too deep with Quinn, hence the disappearing act...
  • Off Course by Nicole Edwards

    Off Course by Nicole Edwards

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Nicole Edwards comes the ninth installment in her Brantley Off the Books series. With wedding plans underway, Brantley Walker and Reese Tavoularis are attempting to create some balance between work and life. After a busy summer, they’ve finally slowed down enough to take a breather. At least until the hacker extraordinaire—a.k.a...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  military  mystery  m-m  contemporary  bisexual
  • Kairo's Billionaire by Jocelynn Drake

    Kairo's Billionaire by Jocelynn Drake

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Kidnapped.Someone of his skill should not have been kidnapped at all. Let alone so easily.But when Kairo Jones wakes up halfway around the world with a reclusive billionaire begging for his help, the mercenary knows he can’t say no.He also knows that he might be in over his head...
  • Roman by Annabella Stone

    Roman by Annabella Stone

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Fact: Six years ago, former Force Recon Marine Roman Walsh made the biggest mistake of his life and chose duty to his country over love. Fact: He was an idiot. Now the one he loves is missing, and Roman has only one thing on his mind. Get him back alive...
  • Deadly Lover: Special Edition (Exit Strategy) by Jocelynn Drake

    Deadly Lover: Special Edition (Exit Strategy) by Jocelynn Drake

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    New Expanded Content for Deadly Lover!Justin Mallory is an assassin. But he’s really a good guy.He has years of bad decisions to make up for, starting with agreeing to join the CIA after being recruited out of the Marines. No reason to add more black marks to his soul.Now he chooses the jobs and he works always alone. It’s safer that way, and he can make sure the good guy always wins...
  • Enduring Night by John Wiltshire

    Enduring Night by John Wiltshire

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Nikolas has always liked art. You'd have thought that Ben and Nikolas would have learnt that their romantic holidays inevitably end up as disasters. A short break on the polar ice sees them trapped in a nightmare of murder and deceit...
  • How Not to Break by Susan Hawke

    How Not to Break by Susan Hawke

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Take one former SEAL with a healthy dose of regret… Nick St. Cloud is living with shame from the one time he let his lust override his sense of honor. He’s haunted by the memory of when he made love to his best friend’s eighteen-year-old son. The tragic accident that happened that same night has only compounded his guilt...
  • The Bruise-Black Sky by John Wiltshire

    The Bruise-Black Sky by John Wiltshire

    Rated: 4.27 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 5 of 5
    Explicit and plentiful [?] · 11 ratings
    Ben usually overlooks Nikolas's occasionally jarring dissonance. Not this time. A deep rift, a terrible lie, separates them. Eleven thousand miles from Nikolas, in New Zealand, it's bitter winter as Ben films the tragic story of a post-apocalyptic gladiator, a victim of his own personal darkness. But on receiving a death threat, Ben suspects the truth of actor Oliver Whitestone's suicide...
  • Sadistic Sherlock by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott

    Sadistic Sherlock by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Ten years ago, Dominic Walsh faked his own death. With no true identity, it wasn’t hard. But if he’d stayed, he would have been drawn further into a life he’d never chosen. He has friends and family at Ward Security now and has managed to escape his dark past. There is only one thing he truly wants. Abraham Stephens...
  • A Fighting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

    A Fighting Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Army Ranger Slater Cassidy has a very special – very sexy – target in his sights. Meeting gorgeous, smart, uber-snarky Casper Kennedy was the highlight of Slater’s last trip home to New York. The soldier in him carefully plans his conquest. Unfortunately, Casper’s wearing some seriously strong armor and Slater’s charm offensives bounce right off...
  • Charlie's Doctor by Jocelynn Drake

    Charlie's Doctor by Jocelynn Drake

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    A second chance to say ‘don’t let me go’.When paintings for an artist who disappeared roughly fifty years ago suddenly surface, Charlie and his friends decide it might be worth looking into what really happened. Besides, who isn’t up for adventure and fun in Buenos Aires?But things go horribly sideways when Charlie stumbles across Dr...
  • Without a Trace by R.J. Scott

    Without a Trace by R.J. Scott

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    When long-buried secrets are exposed, and the search for truth becomes a race to save a life, how can two men ever hope to find real love?Losing his brother has shaped Drew to become the man he is today—heartbroken, alone, but determined to make a difference in the world...
  • Just Jory by Mary Calmes

    Just Jory by Mary Calmes

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    A ficlet which is set in the time period between Bulletproof and But For You...
  • Silent Knight: A Fog City Novel by Layla Reyne

    Silent Knight: A Fog City Novel by Layla Reyne

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    I won’t let anything happen to you. Fourteen years ago, Braxton Kane’s feelings were forbidden.As an officer, he couldn’t fall for an enlisted… no matter how much he longed for Holt Madigan.Now—as a police chief in love with a digital assassin—his promise to always protect Holt is becoming harder to keep. I’ll protect you...
  • And So We See Darkly by Cole McCade

    And So We See Darkly by Cole McCade

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    COP KILLER.That's the accusation scrawled on the home of a dead man, found executed in his own bedroom. That's the tawdry headline thrown around every news channel, every social media feed, every conversation taking over Baltimore.That's the name given to a man who may have been innocent, but never had the chance to prove it — and now Malcolm and Seong-Jae must solve his murder...
  • Help Me Remember by Romeo Alexander

    Help Me Remember by Romeo Alexander

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Falling in love while on the run and recovering from amnesia wasn’t the plan.I wake up injured. Unable to remember who I am.A hot stranger with white-blond hair and bright blue eyes says his name is Eric and claims mine is Dylan. Apparently, he was my best friend. The chemistry between us is undeniable. I need help, and Eric seems willing to give it...
  • The Mystery of the Curiosities by C.S. Poe

    The Mystery of the Curiosities by C.S. Poe

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Life has been great for Sebastian Snow. The Emporium is thriving and his relationship with NYPD homicide detective, Calvin Winter, is everything he’s ever wanted. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Sebastian’s sole concern is whether Calvin would enjoy a romantic date...
    Categorized as:
    military  suspense  mystery  humor  contemporary  m-m
  • Locked and Loaded by Patricia Logan

    Locked and Loaded by Patricia Logan

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    ATF agents Thayne Wolfe and Jarrett Evans are back and this time, they’ll be facing a familiar foe. International arms dealer, Mills Lang, has acquired a stolen cache of tabun, a powerful nerve agent, to sell to the highest bidder. The last thing either Thayne or Jarrett wants to do is get involved with the psychopath again but duty calls...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  military  m-m  contemporary  angst
  • Slip and Slide by Patricia Logan

    Slip and Slide by Patricia Logan

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    ATF special agents, Thayne Wolfe, and his partner, Jarrett Evans, have gotten into sticky situations in the past but nothing prepares them for the daunting task of being loaned out to a coal mine in West Virginia where Jarrett’s grown up. Investigating a deadly mining explosion may be the end of them yet...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  military  m-m  contemporary
  • Indirection by Gregory Ashe

    Indirection by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Rabid readers. Backbiting authors. A romance convention from hell.Shaw Aldrich and his best friend, boyfriend, and partner, North McKinney, are doing great, thanks. The aftermath of their search for the Slasher has finally settled down. Their private investigation agency is thriving. And after years of missed opportunities, they’re finally together...
  • Just Say When by Aimee Nicole Walker

    Just Say When by Aimee Nicole Walker

    Rated: 4.19 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Someone wants Police Chief Emilio Mendoza dead. And if his unknown assailant doesn’t kill him, pining for Sheriff Abraham Beecham just might. Abe and Lio’s thirty-year journey has taken them from heated rivals to best friends with countless labels and pit stops along the way. Romance is the only avenue left unexplored but not from lack of love or desire...
  • Other Than Honorable by Parker St. John

    Other Than Honorable by Parker St. John

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Revenge is a risky business… but nothing is more dangerous than love. No one would suspect the hell Matthew Ballard has lived through, least of all the green-eyed Marine sent to protect him. Matt is playing a long con against a dangerous foe. He can’t afford the distraction of a bodyguard with his own pile of issues… no matter how desperately he secretly craves the feel of his rough hands...
  • Balanced and Tied by Mary Calmes

    Balanced and Tied by Mary Calmes

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 12 ratings
    Deputy US Marshal Eli Kohn is doing fine. As the Director of Public Affairs for the Northern District, he represents the USMS in Chicago and that suits him. Yes, it’s wearing to always be on, to smile and wave even in the face of adversity, but he’s good at his job, and no one ever sees him sweat. His personal life, though, has been stagnant, and that doesn’t seem likely to change...
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