Nicole Kimberling. Due out 9th Oct, 2018, it's 317 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats.
I am a big fan of urban fantasy, though possibly a bit too much of a curmudgeon to consider myself a romance fan. These stories, while they definitely had a big romance component, were squarely in the not-too-saccharine category.
There are recurring characters and these two stories fit into a larger canon by the author. I read the book as a standalone and wasn't familiar with the setting or characters and I had no trouble following along.
I was definitely pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing and plotting. The dialogue is very well done and humorous, but not too snarky. The language is often rough but not out of context and the sex scenes are well done and move the plot along (i.e., not gratuitous). As other reviewers have noted, this is an M/M story.
I enjoyed these stories enough that I fully intend to seek out the other works with these characters. Well done.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.