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(Stories from Plenty, California #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  54 reviews
As one of the top trauma surgeons in Plenty’s ER, Dr. Taggart Hayes knows how to fix broken things—fractured legs, ruptured spleens, allergies, and traumatic brain injuries. He can put them back together good as new.

A broken heart, though? That’s a bit trickier. Especially when it’s his own.

When Tag swipes on the photo of the hot man in the dating app, he just wants a
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 226 pages
Published December 31st 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
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Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Had I known that this was the same Plenty that both Javi and Cloister lived in, I would have picked this up sooner. There were things that I really enjoyed, namely Bass and his little misleading words that hinted at something more. I knew he was not what he seemed. That was a pleasant development. I also enjoyed dual POV which really made this story so good for me. Another surprising fact was the amount of steam. It was hotter and way more than I expected from this author. I loved it. The danger ...more
May 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF. Considering I haven't picked this up other than to move it from one spot in my room to another since like the beginning of February, it's probably safe to say I'm never going to finish this. I may come around to this again, but T.A. Moore has kind of dropped of my radar of authors-to-read.

I don't know what's going on with the characters' names in this one. Is is 'Bass', like a bass guitar, or 'Bass' like the fish? I mean, once you figure out his name is Sebastiani, it's easy enough to figu
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
In my opinion, 𝗦𝘄𝗶𝗽𝗲's selling point is Tag. He's amazing: generous, kind,with a caring heart that's gotten him in trouble more than once. The beginning of the book has Tag at a awful time in his life. He has to work with his cheating ex and his new boyfriend(both hateful douches),he's the center of the hospital's gossip mill and I think that the author did a wrong choice with assigning Ned as Tag's best friend, because the man runs his mouth  on everything Tag     confides to him(bad,bad friend ...more
Faye K
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great book with a lot of bad choices but that's the MCs talking with their words.
A great start as Doc Taggart finishes a long day shift only to attend a hospital function. But it gets worse seeing his Ex and high tails outta there. Bass was Doc's hookup for a short hot time but they both feel something.
Bass was trying to get into the Brothers gang by proving himself. Unfortunately he drags the Doc in with him. A big gray area around Doc's medical practices and actions in this and definitely
Just Viki
Mar 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: action, rommance
Quite the rough-around-the-edges kind of romance, but once you get past the realization a certain character is not as much of a Jerk-Face-Douche, it's a nice pace of two jaded guys trying to find some happily ever after.

You have a surgeon with a gold heart and nerves of steel and a biker who ends up hoping (and denying it) he actualy found someone he might care for.

There are some dangerous situations, pretty hot making out, overall maturity about the whole process, except the best friend who sou

4.5 stars

This story was intriguing and hot. I liked Tag and Bass. I wasn't surprised at one of the twists but I really liked the way it went. There were a lot of little Moments between them that I really liked. You don’t need to have read her other books set in Plenty but characters do make an appearance. Now I want to read their story.
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-romance
4.5 rounded up to 5 stars. Loved, loved this book. Sexy, sexy times between ER doc and bad boy (or maybe not?) motorcycle club enforcer. These guys had steam. Certainly hope the stories from Plenty, California have a lot more of these two.
3.5 Stars

It only took “Stories from Plenty, California” for me to pick up SWIPE as I really liked Javi, Cloister, and Bon Bon from “Digging Up Bones” which set at the same premise. Mini spoiler: some of the characters from the series made cameo here - which really please me.

SWIPE is the first installment to Moore’s new series that brought together trauma surgeon Taggart Hayes and biker Nico Sebastiani aka Bass via dating app. Only not everything was what it seem and before long Tag was swept in
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tag and Bass Really Shouldn’t Work…But They Do

Let me start by saying I thoroughly enjoyed this book! There’s a trope in here that I can’t talk about because it is a spoiler, but it’s one of my faves, and it always sucks me right in and gets me emotionally invested. This time around was no exception to that rule!

Tag is an ED trauma surgeon who, despite all he has seen, remains committed to the belief that people are inherently good. Just two months out of a years-long relationship, he can’t u
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I requested and received a copy of this novel to review.

Swipe opens with Dr. Taggert Hayes storming out of a charity event when his cheating ex strolls in with his new squeeze. And since his ex is getting laid, Tag decides he needs to have some fun, so he opens up his app, swipes, and sees something that makes his mouth water—gorgeous abs. Needless to say, Doc Tag gets laid by bad-boy Bass in a bad part of town. And it was unforgettable. Okay, how about no-strings attached affair. Even better—l
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Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Swipe (Stories from Plenty, California #1) by T.A. Moore
4 stars
M/M suspense romance
Triggers: talk regarding cheating, biker lifestyle
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Bass is a tough, rugged, somewhat scary biker that lives in the small town of plenty. He's used to living on the edge and doing what needs to be done, because he wants in on the local MC club. He had a bout in juvie, lived some life and came how to see if he could make it here.

Taggart is a trauma surgeon wh
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Grammy 1
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Review by Gloria Lakritz Review Chair and Sr Reviewer
5 Stars
Name of Book: Swipe
Series: Stories from Plenty California Bk #1
Author:T A Moore
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release date: Dec 31, 2019
Page Count:226
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rated: Mature LGBTQ

Happy Birthday to me…Thank you Ms Moore for your newest release on my birthday!!!
I have been loving your Bone Series which happened to find us in Plenty, California. I guess you didl like the area as well, being from over the pond. Hopefully we
Kendra Patterson
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bad Boy Bass is a sexy, rough talking biker who is newly returned to Plenty and trying to get accepted as a full member of the Corpse biker club. He has lots of secrets and telling lies is a past time to him. Nothing is as it seems.

ER Dr Tag Hayes is newly separated from a cheating ex and having to navigate work when the ex and his current are working at the same hospital. After trying to attend a hospital charity event and not being able to stomach the ex and the surrounding gossip, he leaves t
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of MM romantic mystery/action suspense you don't want to miss this one. Raw, gritty, hot, one of TA Moore's best works so far. I couldn't put it down. This was probably the most unlikely pairing of MC's or at least it seems so at the beginning. Their chemistry is of the charts but their lives are worlds apart, so how can they possibly make it work? The story is full of twists and turns, but in the end all of the pieces fall together. I'm a very visual reader - the movie plays in ...more
Maryann Kafka
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Swipe” has everything I crave for in a novel. It has heat, danger, tension, mystery, violence, action and a snarky bad-ass biker.

Be careful what you swipe for! ER Dr. Taggart “Tag” Hayes’ life is in a bit of a turmoil. A bad break-up and he’s throwing in the towel. On a stormy night he takes a chance and swipes.

Bass is a bad-ass biker. When Tag shows up at his door soaked to the gills there’s no turning back. The one thing Bass is up front about, he’s a liar.

Is one hook-up enough? Or is Bass go
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Swipe by TA Moore

This book is hot!!! I highly recommend keeping a fan nearby to cool yourself off after reading the first few chapters. Dr Taggart Hayes is trying to get over his ex cheating on him when he decides to take a chance and hook up with what should be a one night stand. Easier said than done when he shows up at Bass Sebastiani’s door. Bass is a bad boy who pushes all of Tags buttons but Bass’s world is dangerous and violent. Can the two find a common ground other than sex? Is there mo
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this. Hands down already a strong contender for best book I've read in 2020.

Taggart (Tag) is recently single and not exactly chill with the circumstances of why. Meeting Bass is a consciously bad decision made in not the best of circumstances, and it's a bad decision he continues to make - I can see why though, because Bass is hot. as. hell. Bass is bad news wrapped up in a sexy package - a criminal and member of a violent biker gang, but he presses all of Tag's buttons, and despite Bass
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Blue Light Special on Amazon 99c 08/21/20

Ugh...Im not sure what else I could have spent 99c on that would have been better..a pack of gum? Its just safe to say I have buyer's remorse.

Ok..There are such things as unhealthy relationships (yes, this is my experience talking) but if you have letters behind your name yet like a bit rough (that sounds better in a brit accent) then you need your own warning label.

But this isnt really the line in the book. Tag's looking to get over an ex guy by gettin
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sometimes, making a bad decision may be the best that can happen to you… but only if you survive its consequences
Dr. Taggart Hayes’ life seems to be going down really fast… From the moment his partner cheated on him, Tag has been making one bad decision after another. But getting involved with bad boy Bass seems to be the worst of all. Suddenly, Tag moves from fearing for his sanity to fearing for his life…
A very well balanced story which masterfully mixes interesting characters with a bit of my
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was a little thrown when I realised I’d won the ARC lottery for this book. I am a big fan of Javi and Cloister (especially Cloister), but I’m not really a fan of MCs with a reputation for violence, biker gangs aren’t normally my style as I feel ambivalent about investing in someone I can’t really understand. But I really enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting. It was gritty, dark, there was violence and it was a rough ride, but Tag and B
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First: I received an ARC of this story, but I requested it because I really enjoy Ms. Moore's Digging Up Bones series that are based in Plenty and I was pleased with the Easter eggs from that series that I found in Swipe. I wasn't sure if I was going to end up liking this pairing of MCs, but then there was this one scene involving a shootout that shows Bass's true character in one throwaway line and I went "Aha, this is what he really is like, and I bet he is _______."

As I continued reading, I
I loved seeing Javi, who we last saw in Skin and Bone almost a year ago. That was the high point for me. There was also a huge twist in the middle of the book which was very nicely done. But I didn't emotionally resonate with these guys the way I did Cloister and Javi.

I'd really like to read a TA Moore book where nothing bad happens to babies. Where terrible fathers don't try to sell their own kids, and gangs aren't trafficking babies, and no babies are almost burning to death in cars. Three TA
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gromance
Bad boy biker meets good-hearted ER doc. I loved the characters but the storyline took a while for me to get in to. Around halfway there's a big reveal or plot twist that changed the dynamics of the story - for the readers because, of course, the characters only find out later on. I immediately loved Tag but Bass took a little bit more time to warm up to, but I guess that's the point of having a bad boy in the story. This story really excels in the atmosphere it creates. The places, the people, ...more
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Tag and Bass were good together, though, I have to admit I wasn't sure that Bass was the kind of guy I wanted to have a happy ending. (view spoiler) T. A. Moore is very good at writing dark themes, so I was worried.. ...more
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I never know with TA Moore if I'll love or hate the book, but so far I never felt indifferent.
I did not realize that this book is related to other series but I did enjoy it as a stand-alone.
I really liked the writing and Tag's character but a lot of things did not make sense to me or got me rolling me eyes, like the surgery at the pool table or a blackmail scheme or a friend that goes and tells private things to everyone and their grandmother...
I think the plot points and motivations need some
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Swipe is an exciting MM romantic thriller with unexpected twists and turns. It features a hard-edged biker named Bass, trying to become a member of a criminal MC and a do-good ER doctor named Tag, looking for some easy sex after being cheated on by his long-term boyfriend. Tag gets far more than he bargained for when he swipes right and hooks up with Bass. But what does Bass’s sketchy lifestyle matter if it’s just a hookup? And what happens when that one night stand starts to turn into more than ...more
Erica Fisher
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Swipe by TA Moore was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Taggert, meets Bass through an online hook up app little did he know that Bass would become so very important to him despite his bad boy reputation and lifestyle. I absolutely loved this book, it has twists, turns, some surprises and a visit from some old friends. TA has a way with words that places you right into the city and scene that is so vivid you can smell the antiseptic in the hospital’s ER. I am looking forward to the n ...more
Jennifer R
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. Bass is the perfect bad boy and you can understand why Tag gets sucked in. Their chemistry was hot and the story has a high steam factor. Nice amount of action and danger. My one complaint is that something revealed midpoint is not much of surprise, at least to me, but that is minor issue. I have only read one other book by this author, but I liked this enough that I went looking for more and was excited to see that there is related series with the lead Fed and one o ...more
4.5 Star

I absolutely loved this. I loved Tag's smart mouth. I loved how he stood up for himself. I loved "Doc". I loved Bass. I loved his give no shits attitude. I loved Tag and Bass together. GAH! I wasn't ready for their story to be over. I wanted more. Solid 4.5 Stars from me and on the 6th day of January to already have found a book in my Favorites of 2020, that's saying something.

I also loved seeing Javi again.

This book also remind me again why I never talk to people. Hate gossipers. Just
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TA Moore is a Northern Irish writer of romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and contemporary romance novels. A childhood in a rural, seaside town fostered in her a suspicious nature, a love of mystery, and a streak of black humour a mile wide. As her grandmother always said, ‘she’d laugh at a bad thing that one’, mind you, that was the pot calling the kettle black. TA Moore studied History, Irish myt ...more

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