Contemporary

Any lover of ManLove will be familiar with the difficulties of men romancing each other in today’s world, and that’s exactly where contemporary ManLove draws its conflict from. Coming out and first-time narratives are often explored in this genre, as well as all the surrounding issues of introducing M/M relationships to friends and family, hate crimes and bullying, or the prejudices and problems that can face openly gay men in the workplace. Other contemporary ManLove books tackle tough grounds like mental illness, abusive relationships, or drug addiction when a loveable but troubled hero is challenged to confront his internal demons by a tough but caring lover. With all the heart, humor, drama, and desire that pepper real-life relationships, contemporary ManLove is just as relatable and loveable as your own sweet self!

Recommendations:

Men of Holsum College (series) by Daisy Harris, Cruising with Destiny by Alex Carreras, More Than Make-Believe by Tymber Dalton, Robert’s VP by Lynn Hagen, Sub by Susan Laine, Ink, Sweat, and Tears by Sage Marlowe, Everyday Romances (series) by Christine Shaw, Choosing Love by Winona Wilder

 

Sneak Peek: Changing Gear by Joy Lynn Fielding

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Sneak Peek: Changing Gear by Joy Lynn Fielding

When incredibly handsome Hugh Taylor shows up at Scott Davison’s Auto Repair shop looking for a job as a mechanic, starry-eyed Scott hires him on the spot, thankful that his new employee actually turns out to be good at his job. It doesn’t take long before the two begin a passionate yet hushed affair, and everything seems perfect…until a gorgeous mystery man shows up at the shop one day, asking Scott on a date. Cameron Phillips is back in town for a few days while working as a location scout for a high-profile film studio in LA. He’s...

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Sneak Peek: Take Me by Taylor Brooks

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Sneak Peek: Take Me by Taylor Brooks

Selling high-end automobiles to the rich and the famous of Orange County wasn’t exactly what Clint Rodham had expected to be doing with his life, but when Elite Imports hired him right out of college he realized that he had a natural gift for sales. Eight years later he’s still working for Elite Imports and is one of their top salesmen. However, his outgoing personality, hard-working attitude, and aptitude for sales no longer seem to matter when it comes out that he’s gay. His coworkers shun him and his boss saddles him with menial...

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Sneak Peek: Adversary and Endeavour by Holly Meadowes

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Sneak Peek: Adversary and Endeavour by Holly Meadowes

Navy officer Eammon O’Donnell is heartbroken when his husband, Lieutenant Commander Kahlil Farid, divorces him after two years together. He still hasn’t gotten over what happened and why the marriage crumbled, but despite still being in love and wanting nothing more than to be reunited, he knows it’s hopeless. After all, Kahlil has made his choice. Fast-forward three years. When Captain Jamieson comes to Eammon telling him that Kahlil is being brought up on charges of sexual misconduct, for trying to seduce an admiral in order to climb...

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Sneak Peek: Point of Beginning by Gale Stanley

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Sneak Peek: Point of Beginning by Gale Stanley

Gale Stanley’s newest series, The Gentleman’s Club, gets off to a solid start with Point of Beginning, a story about self-acceptance. Jackson Monroe is beginning to think he’s gay. Actually, he’s pretty sure of it. It would definitely explain his affinity for gay porn and the massive crush he has on his co-worker, Alexander James, a man who happens to be faithfully committed to his girlfriend, or so Jack believes. Through Jack’s self-deprecating thoughts and general awkwardness, Gale Stanley is able to interject some serious humor...

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Sneak Peek: My Guardian Angelo by Stormy Glenn

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Sneak Peek: My Guardian Angelo by Stormy Glenn

My Guardian Angelo is the third book in Stormy Glenn’s Special Operations series, which follows the ruggedly good-looking Harrison brothers. In the first two installments, John Henry’s Beautiful Charlie and Tattooed and Taken, brothers John Henry and Robby found their happily ever afters, and now it’s Lieutenant William Patrick Harrison’s turn to find love. And it seems he just might find it in the last place he would expect—while on an undercover assignment infiltrating a Central America drug cartel. When DEA agent Angelo...

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Sneak Peek: Training TJ by Tatum Throne

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Sneak Peek: Training TJ by Tatum Throne

The first book of the Hard Hits series, Training TJ launches right into the action. The story opens with TJ, a detective who listens to his gut over the orders of his superiors, and Parker, an expertly trained SWAT doctor, attempting to talk a man out of jumping off a bridge. The sparks of a yet-unvoiced passion erupt almost immediately between Parker and TJ, and between their locker room double entendres and sweaty Krav Maga training sessions, the sexual tension never lets up. Training TJ is a masterfully told story about taking risks and...

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Sneak Peek: A Hero of His Own by Susan Laine

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Sneak Peek: A Hero of His Own by Susan Laine

AVAILABLE: Wednesday, January 30th Patrick Prescott leads a troubled, aimless existence. His father is the prominent town mayor and regards his son as an embarrassment. All are baffled by Patrick’s inability to be anything other than a screwup. Only he knows the root of his unhappiness. He’s a gay man struggling to lead a straight lifestyle. Enter Dan West, a submarine captain on leave from the Navy who comes upon a car wreck and rescues Patrick, in more ways than one. In A Hero of His Own, author Susan Laine again uses the idyllic...

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Sneak Peek: Protective Custody by Stormy Glenn

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Sneak Peek: Protective Custody by Stormy Glenn

When FBI analyst Christopher Jackson is called into his director’s office for a briefing on his new assignment, he is told he has been recruited because of his unique set of skills. Assuming that this refers to his analytical talents, Jackson is thrown for a loop when he is told he has been recruited because he is gay. His assignment is to protect Hayden Flynn, an important witness in an ongoing arms smuggling investigation. Hayden has already survived multiple attempts on his life and is expecting another at any time. The plan is to move...

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Sneak Peek: Circus of Dreams by Kelly Conrad

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Sneak Peek: Circus of Dreams by Kelly Conrad

Jack Blood, the sole survivor of a terrible plane crash, finds himself stranded in the remote Florida Everglades. And then things get strange. He comes upon the grounds of a haunted circus and befriends a caged wild man named Taejon. Is Jack dreaming? Dead? What happened to this dilapidated circus, and how might this all connect to Jack’s tragic circus past? Kelly Conrad’s Circus of Dreams will whisk readers away to a fantastical world. The old-fashioned circus comes to life with her imaginative descriptions, and the dreamlike nature of...

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Sneak Peek: Troy’s Older Lover by Sam Crescent

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Sneak Peek: Troy’s Older Lover by Sam Crescent

Troy’s Older Lover, Sam Crescent’s latest novel, is a warm tale of the May-December romance that unexpectedly blossoms between a lonely man and his aloof boss. Society and their own preconceived notions challenge the new couple, and they must learn to accept one another and themselves if their relationship is to prevail. Troy Stone is a young law secretary who has lived in isolation ever since his father disowned him ten years ago when Troy came out. Emotionally scarred, he doesn’t believe that he will ever find love. But then Troy runs...

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