Best Gay Romance Book Recommendations: The Salisbury Key, Clockwork Tangerine
The Salisbury Key by Harper Fox
All I knew was that I loved him, so much that my heart felt ready to crack my rib cage apart.
“Come on, beautiful boy,” he whispered. “Time to get us both off this hook.” I did my best. I leaned into him, propping my weight on stiff arms, moving carefully. He winced and said no as the head of my shaft breached his entrance, and I considered the sound of it, decided it wasn’t a complaint and pushed on. A moment later his thighs closed warmly on my waist, and he continued a soft, half-wailed litany–ah, God, no, no!–all the way through my slow slide up into his body, his head arching back, his legs wrapping strongly around me.
I burst out laughing, forgetting for whole seconds that my world had crashed and burned.
Heat Rating: Molten
Genre: Modern Romance, Gay, Suspense
Warning—Contains bombs, archaeology and explicit M/M sex, not necessarily in that order.
All right, Smuffins. This? This is THE gay romance novel for me. This is what keeps me in this genre, because I am always hoping I will find another book like this. It is my all time favorite. I’ve been saving this because I just don’t feel like I can do this book justice. After I had read this, I couldn’t pick up another book for two weeks. Maybe I was just in the right mood at the time, I don’t know what it was, but The Salisbury Key struck such a deep cord that years later I still think about it and get butterflies in my stomach. It’s the reason why Harper Fox is my favorite author. There is just something about the stories she tells, the characters she creates, the romance, hurt, loss, passion and love that she spins, that grips me and doesn’t let go. I love this book. I love this book so much it makes me tear up just writing this. If you have a day to yourself and you just want to lose yourself in this heartbreaking, uplifting, hot and beautiful world, you won’t regret it. I promise you, this is a book you will never forget.[/box_light] [box_light]
Clockwork Tangerine by Rhys Ford
“I’ve been sitting with you since I brought you in, and I’ve been talking up a storm because the doctor said you’d hear… something. I didn’t want you to think you were alone,” the man confessed slowly, his deep voice rumbling out of his broad chest. “Now you’re awake, and damned if I have any idea what to say to you. Any suggestions?”
“Just one,” Robin cocked his head and murmured. “Who the hell are you?”
Heat Rating: Molten
Genre: Gay, Steampunk
Series: Standalone; Novella
Oh I loved this sweet story! It starts out as plain and simple hurt/comfort set in a fascinating steampunk world, that turns into so much more as the main Robin and Marcus get to know and trust each other. I really liked the easy flow of this, how it’s written in a no-nonsense style that will draw you in from the first page and keep you entertained until the last. (I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.)[/box_light]
- Strain by Amelia C. Gromley ★★★★½
- Beneath the Surface by Kate Sherwood ★★★★½
- No Such Thing by A.M. Arthur ★★★★
- Static by L.A. Witt ★★★★
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides ★★★★
- Let’s Hear It for the Boy by T.A. Webb ★★★★½
- It’s All Geek to Me by JL Merrow ★★★★
- Tailor Made by Josephine Myles ★★★★½
- Paradox Lost by Libby Drew ★★★★½
Solange reads and writes gay romance like it’s her job — because it is. She likes her heroes and heroines tortured and horny, her plots juicy and riddled with angst, and rarely passes up the opportunity to add in some hurt and comfort. When she’s not reading or writing, Solange rides horses, hikes around Michigan’s plentiful lakes or whizzes down mountains with a snowboard to her feet. She’s a speed-junky, a caffeine addict and a dog lover. If you’d like to get in touch, email her here. She doesn’t bite, unless that floats your boat.