Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Book Review: Love Is an Open Road (Don't Read in the Closet 2015)—Dani's Top Picks, Round 1

An extension of the Don’t Read in the Closet event from the M/M Romance Group at, Love Is an Open Road is a collection of FREE M/M short stories and novellas.

The stories are written by authors who are members of the GoodReads M/M Romance group, and are based on images and prompts provided by members of the same group.

Click here for more information about the Love Is an Open Road event.

Click here for a list of all stories by release date.

Dani's ratings:

I am completely astounded by the quality of the Love Is an Open Road stories released thus far this summer. There's something here for every reader: fantasy, contemporary, young adult, new adult, light & fluffy, angsty as hell, hurt/comfort, friends to lovers, and more. Some stories are sexy, some sweet, but all are worth reading.

Support new authors or check out a tried & true favorites. At least one new story will be released daily through September 2015. Download links are available a few days after the story is released.

The following stories are my June 1–9 Top Picks and receive all the stars.

Nash Summers

The story spans 20 years and is a testament to the abiding power of love. Love that hurts. And love that saves. Love that leaves ... and returns. When Rust first sees Ancel in a field, he doesn't even know his name, but he knows Ancel will break his heart. And he does. More than once.

Read my full review on GoodReads.

Download this story for free.

The Forrest Savage
Claire Davis and Al Stewart

This is a powerful story, which speaks of the madness of love, an obsessive love, a love that HURTS. Love becomes the abuser, and you the willing victim. The authors took the prompt and made it something bigger, something beautiful and important and bright.

Read my full review on GoodReads.

Download this story for free.

Gabbo de la Parra

This is fantasy at its finest: flying vultures, healing rites, Oracles, and "two men who had not been born to be kings ruling out of love for their people." This book has it all: political intrigue, adventure, battle, suspense, naked warriors, and the hottest sex this side of the moon.

Read my full review on GoodReads.

Download this story for free.

Lima Oscar Victor Echo and the Truth About Everything
Suki Fleet

Lima Oscar Victor Echo and the Truth About Everything is a tale of young love, first love, only love. It's a tale of finding yourself and daring to live your life honestly. Fleet writes beautifully and captures the feeling of uncertainty that accompanies most of us at the brink of adulthood. This story is poignant, tender, sweet, and lyrical.

Read my full review on GoodReads.

Download this story for free.

Waiting for Clark
Annabeth Albert

Waiting for Clark is one sweet, sexy story about estranged best friends reconnecting after half a decade apart. This is such a light, adorable read, you can't help but smile and cheer for these slightly geeky superheros.

Read my full review on GoodReads.

Download this story for free.


Thanks for stopping by our blog and happy reading always!

"A book is a dream that you hold in your hand."
~Neil Gaiman

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  1. Sounds like there will be lots of great reading ahead (and it's free - wow!). Thanks for sharing your top picks.

  2. I've been so impressed with the stories I've read thus far. I didn't even include my 4 and 4.5 star reads on this list, and I had a few of those. :)

  3. Looking forward to this next round of stories, Don't Read in the Closet 2015, written by members of the GoodReads M/M Romance group. This one is really great!

  4. Every day I can't wait to see what stories got released!


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