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Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) by Angelique Jurd – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe #1)Pet Me by Angelique Jurd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pet Me: The Toye Shoppe by Angelique Jurd
Five Stars

Pet Me: The Toye Shoppe is the first book I have read by this author. I hope it is the beginning of a series. I enjoyed this short book and look forward to the rest of the guys’ stories. Bailey and Sam are a wonderful combination. They have great chemistry. The story flowed well, and my only complaint would be it was over too soon. I am really looking forward to adding more of Ms. Jurd’s books to my library.
Review by @sunbarn

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Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) by Angelique Jurd – Review by Angela Packard

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe #1)Pet Me by Angelique Jurd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bailey Richards is young, sweet, and on the verge of dipping his feet into a mild kink. He goes to the adult store once a week to visit the unicorn tail that he has fallen in love with and is just itching to buy. Bailey can’t walk to the back of the store without tripping over something, knocking something over, or embarrassing himself completely.
Sam Thurston owns the adult store. Bailey caught his eye; he knows Bailey is old enough to be in the store as he checked his ID. Sam happens to stop at a diner for lunch and it just happens to be where Bailey works. Sam asks Bailey out and Bailey just can’t understand why Sam would want to go out with him. With Sam’s encouragement and help from the “brat brigade” Bailey not only finds friends, a lover, but more importantly; himself.
I enjoyed all the characters in the book, the “brat brigade” is such a mix of personalities yet they fit so well together. Sam and Bailey each have their own insecurities but find themselves blossoming under the care of each other.

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Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) by Angelique Jurd – Review by Ashleyann Sanabria

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe #1)Pet Me by Angelique Jurd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Short and super cute. This story definitely has a fair amount of spice, so take note. The main character is awkward, self conscious, and quite relatable, which I adored. There is a kink in the book that I had not previously be exposed to, so it was interesting to read about. The kink plays a role in the character development, and the spice was definitely descriptive and well done. Even setting the spice and kink aside, I curled up with this book and read it in a day. I loved that there is not a focus on beautiful bodies as both protagonists are portrayed with real bodies. I do think it was just the beginning and I would love to get more of the story. There could have been more drama and plot, but as a start, I think it was very well done. Maybe I am just it big sap, or am a sucker for an LGBTQIA+ romance, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and would recommend to anyone! As long as you are comfortable with Spice and Kink, the book really is cute, quick read, and I will definitely read again. I am not sure if the author plans to make this a series, but I would love to read more!

Reviewed by @asanabr1

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Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) by Angelique Jurd – Review by Ashley Lape

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe #1)Pet Me by Angelique Jurd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bailey, younger, sweet, nervous, and still a virgin. When he makes his way into his local adult store, he meets Sam. It takes some convincing on Sam’s part but he finally gets Bailey to agree to go out to dinner.
It is sweet and indenting to watch the relationship grow between Sam and Bailey. The book also has some interesting subtopics such as pony play but the author gives just enough detail to keep reading and leaves you wanting to read the rest of the books in the series. I can’t wait to read more for this series.

reviewed by @alape

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Remember My Name (Remember My Name Series Book 1) – Review by Beverly Finnie

Remember My Name (Remember My Name #1)Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman is not for the faint heart and has potential trigger warnings within. It’s well written and it definitely has lots of intrigue.

The main character Shane reminds me a lot of Holden from Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. He’s stubborn and he’s all about Shane! He’s someone who doesn’t take other’s feelings into account and uses sarcasm as a defense mechanism. This is his journey of his experiences of that great love as well as a past, present, and future of trauma and sadness in his life.

When Shane first meets Callen, he knows that’s it for him. Callen and Shane share a chemistry that exceeds all obstacles in their way, or does it?

He’s extremely secretive and the trauma’s in Shane’s life not only impact his relationship with Callen, but also family and the few friends he has. Unfortunately he has one secret he feels could destroy everyone he loves that he uses to push everyone in his life away.

Does Shane end up with his happily ever after? Do his secrets destroy everything he holds dear? I encourage you to dig in and find out. If you love a good romance with some suspense and mystery thrown in, this book is for YOU!

Reviewed by @placexba

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Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) by Angelique Jurd – Review by Cindy Rushin

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe #1)Pet Me by Angelique Jurd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this love story by Angelique Jurd. It was so fun to watch Bailey grow as an individual and find love with Sam. I think the story is a tribute love of all kinds as it gives us hope that no matter what our little peculiarities might be we can still find someone who loves us as we are. Sam and Bailey are so good for each other and I was happy to see them connect and come together with their love. Angelique Jurd interested me and I look forward to reading more from her.

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Remember My Name (Remember My Name Series Book 1) by Laurencia Hoffman – Review by LeeAnn Leonard

Remember My Name (Remember My Name #1)Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Childhood trauma can manifest in an adult in many ways. Shane has suffered and survived, but has yet figured out how to thrive. Coming to terms with long kept secrets may be the key to his healing. This book is full of compassion, intrigue, mystery and heartbreak. You’ll be rooting for Shane & Teddy as they both deserve a happy ending.

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Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) by Angelique Jurd – Review by Jessica Leombruno

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe #1)Pet Me by Angelique Jurd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pet Me is the first book in the Toye Shoppe series by Angelique Jurd. I loved a good M/M romance and added in a younger/older kinky troupe, even better. I was surprised how much I enjoyed Bailey and Sam’s story as this was my first book by this author.

Watching Bailey transform from a shy, innocent man to a rainbow unicorn with Sam beside him showing him love and support was wonderful. Even the secondary characters have me wanting more. I can’t wait for more in this series.

Reviewed by @jbruno26
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Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) by Angelique Jurd – Review by Karyn Taylor

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe #1)Pet Me by Angelique Jurd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pet Me is the first book in the Toye Shoppe series by Angelique Jurd. This was a new author for me but I found the blurb very intriguing and gave into temptation and gave the book a try. I’m really glad that I took the plunge as this is a really great M/M story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
M/M may not be everyone’s cup of tea but if it’s a genre that you enjoy reading then I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading Bailey and Sam’s story. Sam is the owner of an adult shop and Bailey is the awkward, shy guy who comes in a couple of times a week to look at one of the items in Sam’s shop.
I really enjoyed reading Sam and Bailey’s story. It’s definitely a case of opposites attract. I enjoyed reading about how Sam managed to bring put a whole new side to Bailey and allowed him to explore his sexuality and fantasies safely.
Added to Sam and Bailey are a really great cast of secondary characters whom I’m sure we will get to know much better in the following books in the series. They do play an important role in this book and add much to the storyline and I look forward to reading more about them.

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Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) by Angelique Jurd – Review by Kerry Carr

Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe #1)Pet Me by Angelique Jurd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a lovely written  MM romance. The author does an amazing job with the characters. The portrayal of Bayley as a shy almost frightened young man and Sam who is confident and knows what he wants.
The story does contain references to pony play but it’s beautifully done between 2 consenting adults. The attraction between them is impossible to ignore but Bayley’s shyness makes things harder for Sam to judge what he wants.
This book is a sweet romance about founding out each others needs and wants but also taking things slow and experimenting together. As sweet as the romance is there is plenty of passion between them.

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