Reviews written by Amy Leibowitz

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April 05, 2017
Overall
 
5.0
A must-read

Having read and enjoyed a number of the author’s other works, I can confidently say this is one of his best. From the history of LGBT rights to the...

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Amy Leibowitz
March 02, 2017
Overall
 
4.0
Quick and Suspenseful

This is a quick read with a suspenseful plot and intriguing characters. I really liked how we got to see into the minds of all three main characters. The...

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Amy Leibowitz
March 01, 2017
Overall
 
4.5
A good enemies-to-lovers story

Enemies-to-lovers is one of my favorite tropes, so right from the synopsis this had my attention. I was also interested to see how the death of Sofia’s partner was...

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Amy Leibowitz
February 27, 2017
Overall
 
5.0
Captivating

I’m not usually a reader of fantasy, but the plot of this had my attention. It’s more folklore than genre fantasy, and this is a well-written novel with an...

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Amy Leibowitz
February 21, 2017
Overall
 
5.0
Hits every note perfectly

This is the book I didn’t know I needed to read. First, let’s get this out of the way: It is not a romance in any traditional...

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Amy Leibowitz
January 16, 2017
Overall
 
4.0
Great world-building

This is a terrific crossover romance/science fiction short novel. The world-building is outstanding. There are no lengthy descriptions. Everything is woven into the plot, and we’re given an understanding...

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Amy Leibowitz
January 13, 2017
Overall
 
4.0
An excellent start to the series

While I wouldn’t call myself an avid reader of science fiction, it’s still one of my favorite genres. This novel is, on the whole, a well-executed and satisfying work....

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Amy Leibowitz
January 06, 2017
Overall
 
5.0
Full of humor and heat

These two stories are smart, sexy, and fun. If you're looking for something steamy but that's firmly outside the box, this should do it for you. Cheese...

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Amy Leibowitz
January 05, 2017
Overall
 
5.0
Sensitive topic handled beautifully

I’m always at a bit of a loss to explain just why I love these authors’ books so much, but it boils down to a few key things: Romance...

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Amy Leibowitz
January 04, 2017
Overall
 
5.0
A gripping adventure

This is the first book I’ve read by Michael Jensen, but it won’t be the last. It’s well-written, and it drew me in and gripped my attention all the...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 20, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
Sexy, funny, and festive

This is only the second story I’ve read by L.D. Blakely, but I’m officially hooked. The story is funny, smart, and steamy enough to melt a whole box of...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 16, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
A bit of holiday magic

I love good young adult literature, especially if the protagonist is LGBTQIA and it’s not full of drama centered on homophobia. More importantly, though, is whether or not I...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 16, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
Sweet, sexy, and fun

This is a terrific story, short enough to read on a cozy afternoon. It should hit the high notes for people who enjoy “you’ll know it when the right...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 15, 2016
Overall
 
4.0
Worth taking a chance

Reflections by Chase Potter What a great start to the anthology. I love the writing style, and this is a very sweet story. The opening caught me by surprise...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 02, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
Humor with a dark undertone

A Shooting Star has a tone of humor (clearly a hallmark of Joe Cosentino as a writer, and pretty much what guarantees I’ll be looking for anything else he...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 02, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
Bittersweet

An Infatuation is a terrific story combining coming-of-age with reconciling the past. What stood out to me immediately (and what made it my kind of story) was that it...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 02, 2016
Overall
 
4.5
A beautifully gift-wrapped love story

I’m going to go on record saying that Joe Cosentino pretty much has me at hello. His writing style is incredibly smooth with beautiful details that never feel like...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 02, 2016
Overall
 
4.0
Steamy and Fluffy, Light on Drama

This is a steamy and yet also endearingly sweet romance. It’s pretty low on angst or drama, though there’s a little bit of tension between the main characters. It’s...

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Amy Leibowitz
December 01, 2016
Overall
 
4.0
Well-written but has some issues

For a lot of reasons, this is a really tough review. For one thing, it’s not my usual fare. As much as I love parts of the legend of...

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Amy Leibowitz
November 21, 2016
Overall
 
4.5
Insightful and intriguing

This is a series of short stories which provide some understanding into how Bastia became the intolerant society in Becoming Clissine. I enjoyed these glimpses, and I hope we’ll...

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Amy Leibowitz
November 21, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
Exceeded my expectations

I’ve been reading and reviewing Ms. Vitsky’s books for some time, and for no good reason, I’d never read this one. I wanted to read the new one set...

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Amy Leibowitz
November 03, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
Emotional and empathetic

This is a short read, quick enough to finish in an afternoon. Don't let the length fool you---there is a lot of depth, and the characters are fleshed out...

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Amy Leibowitz
November 03, 2016
Overall
 
4.0
Clever and sexy

This is a fun, quick read that can be completed in a single cozy afternoon. I love fairy tales, especially featuring women who love women, and I especially like...

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Amy Leibowitz
November 01, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
Intense, deep, and enthralling

This is by far one of the best books I've read this year. The writing is phenomenal, really tight. Everything is woven together perfectly. Each scene is carefully detailed,...

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Amy Leibowitz
October 14, 2016
Overall
 
5.0
A story of redemption, forgiveness, and reconciliation

Taylor Little is a Dom gone wrong. He has no sense of propriety or concern for the boys he trains. At the start of the story, he's aggressive, arrogant,...

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