Reviews written by Kirsty Bicknell

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December 12, 2017 (Updated: December 12, 2017)
Overall
 
5.0
Open windows and open hearts

An Open Window is Rick R. Reed's contribution to this year's Dreamspinner Press' advent calendar, Stocking Stuffers. An Open Window is told retrospectively, which is a tactic that works...

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Kirsty Bicknell
November 18, 2015 (Updated: November 18, 2015)
Overall
 
3.0
Discovery reviewed by Kirsty

To be honest, I am usually put off when a story begins with a list of definitions and in the case of Discovery I avoided these in the hope...

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Kirsty Bicknell
October 02, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
More romance and mystery in Stonebridge

Inner Sanctum continues Nathan and Sam's story which began in Double Indemnity and opens up a new investigation after a series of arson attacks in Stonebridge. Though I think...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 29, 2015
Overall
 
3.0
Atheist Angels???

I am a huge fan of angels but before I started Rearranging Stars it had been some time since I had read a story about the heavenly beings. Drake...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 24, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
Sweet romance and mystery

Undercover Lovers is the first book I have read in R J Scott's Bodyguards Inc series, although it is actually the fourth instalment. Initially I was enticed by the...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 24, 2015
Overall
 
3.0
Mixed reactions

To me, Flesh and Blood separates into 4 parts; the slow beginning, the exciting middle, an unnecessary plot shift and the WTF ending! The Cristian Flesh we see in...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 16, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
Is family always blood?

Charlie Matthews is a second-grade teacher who sees paramedic Josh one day across the playground, where he is tending to one of the children who has fallen and broken her...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 16, 2015
Overall
 
3.0
Original story-telling

Trust is an interesting story although Sarah Masters' style of writing is unconventional. The novella is written in first-person narrative, much of which is inner dialogue as Trev struggles with...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 04, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
Such fun!

I am not used to reading books that make me snigger out loud, but in Drama Queen Joe Cosentino has struck a great balance between his use of tongue in...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 04, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
Bent Arrow

Bent Arrow by Posy Roberts is one of those short stories which would have worked really well as an extended novel, however as it stands it is a charming and...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 04, 2015
Overall
 
3.5
HOT m/m romance

I think it is natural to compare the second book in a series to its prequel. This is more true when the first book was a 5-star read, like Helping...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 01, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
A fun contemporary M/M Romance

Taxes and Tardis by N R Walker is only just over 100 pages long, making it possible to read the story from cover to cover, as we fall totally in...

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Kirsty Bicknell
September 01, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
All You Need Is Love . . . .

A Hard Day's Night by Mia Kerick is an adorable story about Lennon and Fin; social opposites but best friends nonetheless. These two young men have given themselves 24 hours...

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Kirsty Bicknell
August 20, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
Another great romance by Jay Northcote

This fun short story is a must read for any fans of Jay Northcote's recent addition to The Secrets Collection. In Top Me Maybe Jules is Tyler's workmate and friend,...

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Kirsty Bicknell
August 12, 2015 (Updated: August 12, 2015)
Overall
 
4.0
Murder and Mayhem by Rhys Ford

Murder and Mayhem is the first book I have read by Rhys Ford and I am already a fan of her fast-paced writing and solid male characters. ...

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Kirsty Bicknell
July 02, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
A compelling mystery

For me, one of the questions Ethan Stone raises during In the Flesh is whether readers have to like a main character to become involved in the story. Cristian Flesh...

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Kirsty Bicknell
July 02, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
A good start to the series

Submerging Inferno is the first book in Brandon Witt's Men of Myth series and an ideal choice for fans of M/M paranormal romances. I really liked the characters of...

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Kirsty Bicknell
May 24, 2015 (Updated: May 24, 2015)
Overall
 
4.0
A great contribution to the Young Adult M/M Romance genre

Love Complicated is a Young Adult contemporary romance, in which Teegan Loy's protagonists deal with first love, trust, self-confidence issues and uncertain futures. Honestly, this is a story which...

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Kirsty Bicknell
May 19, 2015
Overall
 
2.5
Did not live up to expectations

The synopsis of Hush suggests that in the novel we will be introduced to two strong male characters who are sexually drawn to one another, but resist this is some...

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Kirsty Bicknell
May 11, 2015
Overall
 
4.0
A great debut

My experience of really good Young Adult M/M Romances is limited and to be honest I reached a point during Go Your Own Way at which I thought I could...

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Kirsty Bicknell
May 11, 2015 (Updated: May 11, 2015)
Overall
 
3.0
Enjoyable

Most people who start Light in Endless Darkness will have been intrigued by the synopsis, which implies that behind Dominic’s dark and brooding exterior, lurks a enigmatic and paranormal identity....

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Kirsty Bicknell
May 07, 2015
Overall
 
5.0
The Altered leaves you wanting more!

The concept of a virus causing humans to become shapeshifters is not a new idea, but in Annabelle Jacobs' story this virus is leaked into the drinking water of ordinary...

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Kirsty Bicknell
April 29, 2015 (Updated: May 06, 2015)
Overall
 
4.5
A great sequel!

As the title suggests, the sequel to The Dating Game sees Owen and Nathan planning their wedding, yet Jay Northcote leaves us questioning whether their big day will actually happen!...

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Kirsty Bicknell
April 23, 2015 (Updated: May 06, 2015)
Overall
 
5.0
A MUST read!

The Dating Game is a contemporary gay romance which is sweet, without being overly sentimental. Owen, Nathan and their friends are such animated characters that I could imagine being sat...

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Kirsty Bicknell
April 16, 2015 (Updated: May 06, 2015)
Overall
 
4.0
Love these characters!

Shadows in the Night is the story which introduces The People, an ancient group of Native Americans who lived in harmony with nature and in return each child born was...

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Kirsty Bicknell
April 10, 2015 (Updated: May 11, 2015)
Overall
 
4.0
Take a Leap of Faith!

To Touch the Sky is the second novel in M A Church's Leap of Faith series. M A Church is able to re-cap most of the Native American history well...

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April 04, 2015 (Updated: May 11, 2015)
Overall
 
3.0
Perplexing

In my opinion Craving Stains is a dichotomous novel. Although I was interested in the story, I felt unfulfilled by its outcome. The issue was that Alina Popescu creates an...

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