Tag Archives: m/m romance

Chasing His Cottontail, book review

Chasing his Cottontail By  A.R. Barley

I’m all for reading books that have a unique twist on them. So when I learned this book was about shape-shifting bunnies… that are gay. Yeah, I was on board. The first half of the book was exactly what I hoped it would be. A timid little bunny who is in love with his best friend’s brother. Oh, and he’s being hunted by werewolves. I mean, this stuff just writes itself. Add in the classic names, Peter, Benjamin, even a gardener named Mrs. Gregor.

Then… it was revealed that male bunnies can get pregnant. Yeah, this plays into a whole new plot twist, which I will not divulge. But, to me, I was thrown out of the book. And I couldn’t get over the fact that the author could have just made the bunny a girl and then there would be no need for this weird extra layer of fantasy. Sometimes for a plot to work out, the gender of the characters is important. I played this novel out in my head with Peter being a girl, and it played out the exact same.

My personal bias with the gender and pregnancy business aside, this novel is as people say. Cute and adorable. It’s a quick, easy, read, but is very well written. The ending was a bit rushed, and the story could have gone on for a bit longer, but meh, it worked. I’ll def read the next one, if for nothing else than to read about how this male pregnancy works. Maybe the next book will make me realize why Peter needed to be a man.

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My new novel! Available now, “Not a Big Deal”

My newest M/M Romance Novel is now out. “Not a Big Deal” published by MLR Press.

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Conspiracies surface in the racist police department when Clayton, a white goody-goody cop, the police chief’s son, starts dating a black man from the projects.

Clayton’s hometown is full of white racist cops who enjoy targeting the dominantly black neighborhoods. His father, the police chief, has supposedly improved the situation.

After Clayton transfers to the department, he begins a relationship with a black man who lives in one of those neighborhoods. Clayton tries to keep his job and ties to the police force a secret from his new lover. It doesn’t help that his new love interest also has secrets, too.

Clayton has to decide who he should trust– his brothers in blue or the man sharing his bed.

Not a Big Deal on Amazon and MLR Press


Kale’s Paroxysm, Book Blitz!

Today “Kale’s Paroxysm” is being featured on some blogs and there’s a $10 gift card to win! So check out the blogs, check out the book, and enter to win!


Book Release, “Kale’s Paroxysm”

My first romance novel is now available!

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Kale has spent years in a volatile relationship with his ex, Martin. Convinced he will come back, even after a conflict that results in Kale being incarcerated and suspended from his law firm, Kale begins a no-strings-attached relationship with the man he meets in jail.

Eli has always kept his romances with men temporary. He hasn’t always been honest about being gay and he prefers to keep the secrets of his past hidden. Kale’s obsessive nature makes it difficult though, and soon their relationship is edging toward something more. Kale’s possessiveness appears to have no limits, nor do his fits of rage, and Eli worries, as Kale’s affection shifts from Martin to Eli, that he may become Kale’s next victim rather than his lover.

Kale’s Paroxysm on Amazon and MLR Press.


Waves Break My Fall, book review

The start of this story roped me in with how detailed and graphic the book is. There is more to this plot than a mere love story, and that is what makes a book good. The characters have flaws, which makes them feel more real. The story, like many, does slow down a bit halfway through. Once the honeymoon period is over, the story is bogged down with the politics of day-to-day life. There’s one sex scene that seems to last forever and I ended up skipping it. The last part of the book doesn’t fit quite right and seems rushed as the author tries to show the effects of PTSD, but we aren’t shown how we went from a slight problem to a huge problem. Perhaps if the character had gone on another deployment it would have been easier to swallow. I would have liked to have seen the characters in their workplaces as well. It felt like I was only getting half the story since I was only shown what happened to them at home.

Waves Break My Fall, by Kendall McKenna