To Be or Not to Be…Read TBR Pile Vote Janurary 2018

Posted January 24, 2018 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 15 Comments


Sophia's To Read or Not

Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books.  I would like you to vote on a choice.  Yes!  You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month.  I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy.  I will update everyone at the end of the month in my reading update and will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review.

This month, I’ve got some male lovin’ for you to choose from.  I’ve read and enjoyed the writing of both authors before and look forward to what you have for me in the new year.


Candidate #1


Tied To Trouble by Megan Erickson
#3  Gamers
M/M Contemporary

Blurb:  Between love and hate, there’s a whole lot of trouble…

Chad Lake only showed up at his sister’s party for the free food, but when he spots an uptight nerd at the edge of the crowd, he can’t resist trying to ruffle the guy’s perfect bow tie and impeccable hair. The hottie’s ready for him, though, and in the end, it’s Chad who’s left wide-eyed, his ears still ringing with the filthy things Bow Tie whispered in his ear. No one gets the upper hand on Chad. Ever.

Owen Hawkins has heard all about the cocky Adonis from Chad’s sister—the same sister who holds Owen’s career advancement in her hands. He has every intention of steering clear of the other man…until Chad’s sexy taunts push him too far. There’s something intriguing about Chad, and even though Owen knows that getting tangled up with the infuriating man is trouble, he can’t seem to stay away…

**This is part of an M/F series but can be read as standalone**


Candidate #2


Matchstick Men by Adira August
#1 Hunter Dane Investigation
M/M Romantic Suspense

Blurb:  SEX, GAMES & MURDER ~ Want to play?
It was munch night at the most elite underground BDSM club in the Rockies. Relaxed and informal, highlighted by the weekly Matchstick Challenge game.

Detective Sergeant Hunter Dane, reigning champion, looked forward to a relaxing evening to start his 3 days off. A few beers on the deck. An interlude with a sweet sub. Stumping a challenger with a new puzzle. Home early for a decent night’s sleep.

Some people are SO deadly serious about their games.
Now Hunt has a fresh body and a new puzzle to solve in twenty-four hours if he wants to find a killer.

A 48k police procedural with a liberal dose of M/M hotness. Which means our fave full-metal Dom shows up to collect on Hunter’s offer of his … coffer. So to speak.

There are puzzles for the reader and mysteries to be solved. Based on characters introduced in the short story On His Knees. For adults.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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4 years ago

Matchstick Men! The sub and Dom stuff just is a no for me to be honest. Either way I hope you enjoy!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Lorna

No sweat, Lorna! I know its definitely not an all-round crowd favorite. I can’t wait to try either of these so its a win-win. 🙂

AngieElle @ Ba_BAMB
4 years ago

I’m going with Tied to Trouble. I just sounds like too much fun. AND I want to read your review in case *I* want to read it, too. LOL

Happy reading!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Yeah, the pair of them sound like a good, feisty match-up in that one.

4 years ago

I went with # 2, basically on the strength of the cover 😉

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Sharonda

Cover appeal is a real thing. 🙂 Thanks, Sharonda!

4 years ago

Is it bad I want to pick #2 because the cover? hehehe

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Nope! I’ve got books on my shelf all because a cover grabbed me and I had to have it. 🙂

Lover Of Romance
4 years ago

I would say Megan Erickson…because I do like that author quite a bit and I want to see how you like her MM romance since I have been itching to try it. Hope you enjoy whichever one you decide on.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

I’ve read two of her M/Ms and found them both great in their own ways. She had fantastic characterization work and romance development in Trust the Focus, a New Adult Contemporary (think you’d really like that one) and lots of excitement and action in Daring Fate, a paranormal dystopian.

Carole's Random Life
4 years ago

I voted for the Megan Erickson book because I have enjoyed the couple of books that I have read that she wrote. I hope you enjoy whichever book you end up reading.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

I’ve read both authors and liked them so it will probably be fun, either way. 🙂 I just don’t have the agony of trying to pick. Haha!

Nadene@Ttly addicted 2 reading

Tied to Trouble, what can I say , I am a sucker for romantic suspense.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

I was away from romantic suspense for several years getting my UF/PNR fix, but lately, I’m back to loving on it, too, Nadene. 🙂

4 years ago

Is it bad I want to pick #2 because the cover? hehehe