Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Captured in Ink (Montgomery Ink: Boulder #4.5) by Carrie Ann Ryan

 



 

Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan returns to the Montgomery Ink world with three souls bruised yet forever connected in this sexy and intoxicating ménage romance.

Julia and Ronin know their relationship is solid. They’ve been through hell and back, but their love has stayed true through it all. When Ronin’s ex, Kincaid, comes back to town, however, the two realize what they might be missing.

Kincaid didn’t mean to leave Ronin behind all those years ago. When tragedy struck not once, but twice, bringing with it the heat of horror, he couldn’t face the past he’d left behind. Now, he’s back and doesn’t know how he fits in with the seemingly perfect couple—especially not when their families will apparently stop at nothing to keep them apart.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.*

 

My review:

Making a relationship work is hard. It takes care and communication.  Adding another person makes it that much harder but if its right it will be worth it. 

Ronin has been in a poly relationship before. When it crashed he survived and found love with Julia. They’ve been happy together for years but when his former lover, Kincaid, comes back to town a broken and beaten man, Ronin and Julia need to see if Kincaid can be a part of their lives and in what role. 

This is a really sweet and heartwarming tale of unconventional love that only goes to prove that love is not a one size fits all prospect.  This is a well written, sensitively approached tale of love and forgiveness.

 

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Rescuing Rita (SANCTUM #6) by Pepper North

 



 

Blurb:

When she walks in the wrong door at the worst time, will anyone be there to help her?

Bartender Rita Alma discovers the new owner of the bar with a vast display of drugs.  When he forces his full-figured employee out the backdoor, Rita takes the first opportunity to get away while no one else can get hurt.  

The last thing handsome, veterinarian Bartholomew Jennings expected to find hiding inside Gumdrop’s horse trailer was a beautiful stowaway.  When she strikes her head getting into his truck, Bart will do anything to help the captivating mystery woman.  Especially, when his Little radar is on high alert.

 

My review:

Let me preface this with admitting I haven’t read the other books in this series but it stands on its own just fine. Age play isn’t my thing but I’m always open to walking in someone else’s world just to see what the noise is all about. Rescuing Rita is a sweet insta love story of a curvy bartender who ends up on trouble being rescued by a hunky vet who want to be her Daddy. The romantic suspense elements were terrific. Still not into age play but I enjoyed the story.

 

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Special Effects (Gemma-Hydrox #7) by L.J. Vickery




 


Blurb:

Kels Xafer, drummer for the intergalactic powerhouse metal band, Wortthest, is in huge peril. He’s blissfully unaware there’s a threat until several attempts on his life make it clear someone doesn’t want him around. With the help of the FPU he hopes to discover who wishes him dead. But will his huge attraction to the drangel assigned to his case put both their lives in danger?

Sallsy is frustrated watching all her fellow agents find true love. Where is her happily ever after? She’s waited months for the man she’s crushing on to ask her out, but it hasn’t happened. Taking things into her own hands, she enlists the aid of Gerry Wilder, dating guru extraordinaire, who warns her things don’t always turn out the way one imagines. Is it possible Ms. Wilder knows something she doesn’t?

 

My review:

Scifi/rock-n-roll romance. Such fun! Gerri Wilder is never wrong. So when she tells Sallsy she is crushing on the wrong guy she really should pay attention especially since Gerri knows who the right guy is. Sallsy is sweet and sassy and someone I’d love to hang out with. Kels is hot as Hades and talented to boot. Watching these two dance around each other is hilarious.  This story made me laugh out loud and sweat a bit. A total romp.

 

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Romancing Paris (Warwick Dragons #3) by Milly Taiden


 


Blurb:

Paris Warwick, dragon shifter and reclusive artist, prefers being alone. No mates, no kids, and barely any friends. It’s all just a distraction from his art. He never goes out to clubs. Ever. Of course, the one night he goes out changes his life. When he sees her. His mate. He knows he can’t walk away from the beautiful Corinne, so he vows to only have one night with her. That’s it. Then it’s back to loneliness, right?

Corinne DuBois is on the run, free for the first time since…ever. It took her years to plan the perfect escape, and only one night to ruin it. The sexy stranger from the club had some pretty fertile mojo because she is definitely pregnant. Too bad he gave her a fake name. Two months later, with little hope, she is comforted by a sympathetic, elegant woman, who gives her a job and a place to stay. Lucky her, for once.

Turns out, her mysterious one-night stand was Johanna Warwick’s son. Corinne can’t help but fall for her baby daddy when he tells her that they are destined mates. Too bad her past just caught up to her, threatening the new life she was starting to build with Paris.

My review:

We have all wanted to hide from the world at one time or another. Paris Warwick is hiding from his family name, his past and most importantly from future hurt. He is perfectly happy to hide out in his loft creating art. Except his muse has gone on strike which leads his only friend to drag him out for a night on the town. Most shifters would be thrilled to find their mate but Paris isn’t your everyday shifter. Fate will win out and put you through the wringer if you try to defy her. 

I loved Paris! He is a wonderful soul. Corinne makes a wonderful tool for the fates and truly deserves happiness.  I will admit that Johanna is my favorite Warwick but I’ve enjoyed watching the boys find their happiness.

 

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Special Ops Seduction (Alaska Force #5) by Megan Crane

 


 

Blurb:

She's the last woman he ever wanted to see again...

After an official operation turned deadly, Jonas Crow began a new life in Grizzly Harbor with Alaska Force. But when fellow soldier Bethan Wilcox joins the group, she forces him to remember things he actively prefers to forget. That’s unforgivable enough. But now the two of them are forced together on a mission to uncover deadly secrets tied to their complicated past, and with the heat between them at a boil, forgiveness is the least of his worries...

And the only woman he needs.

Bethan Wilcox, one of the first women to make it through Army Ranger school, didn't join Alaska Force to deal with Jonas's foul temper. Or her own errant attraction to him. Thrown together in a race against the clock, they have to pretend to be a couple and play nice to throw the enemy off their scent. She knows better than to let their pretend love feel real...especially while time is running out.

Jonas has always been good at saving the world. But it’s Bethan he needs to save this time around—if she doesn’t save him first.

 

My review:

He grew up neglected on the streets and made himself into an elite warrior. She grew up not fitting into the mold her wealthy parents wanted for her. Joining the Army started out as a rebellion but she made herself into the best of the best. Now they are working together at Alaska Force and things are tense between them.

Jonas is a hardass. He is tough on everyone but he is especially cold and tough on their one female operator even though she meets and often exceeds expectations at every turn. Bethan has never met a challenge she couldn’t meet except Jonas. When they are forced together on an undercover mission will they be able to adapt and overcome past animosities or will they let the past ruin their future? I loved Bethan and always wanted to be her. This book sucked me in and kept me flipping pages till the very end. Though it’s part of a series it can be read standalone.

 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Crimson Moon Hideaway: When Reapers Fall (Women of the Fold Book 2) by Terri A. Wilson



Blurb:

Some mistakes are too painful to forgive.

Catrina Fernandez faced an impossible dilemma, and every choice has a consequence. When a woman from hell gave her a solution it seemed like her only option. However, she never realized she’d have to lose her soul in the process. Now as a reaper and a highly sought-after hired assassin she’s created quite the reputation. But she never forgot the only man she truly loved, especially since he was the first man she killed.

Finn McPherson worked as a reaper and a hired assassin for three hundred years. He never mixed business and pleasure until he met the one woman who moved his soul and needed a savior. Throwing caution to the wind, he offered her his protection but never imagined she would shoot him.

Now, these two reapers will meet at the Crimson Moon Hideaway and sparks will certainly fly, in and out of the bedroom. Too bad their roles are reversed this time and Finn will have to choose between killing the love of his life or being killed by his employer.

 

My review:

Love wins! This book features two souls separated by forces beyond their control for a very long time. When they find each other they are bound to kill one another. The author says this story pays homage to the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie a movie I haven’t seen so I may have missed some inside jokes but no matter I really enjoyed the story anyway. This story can be read stand alone but will be more enjoyable if you’ve read Crimson Moon Hideaway: Time Wasn't Ready (Women of the Fold Book 1) first.

 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Loving Bea (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Counterstrike, #4) by Cara Carnes




 


 

Blurb:

She’s a magnet for trouble...

After they saved her from a violent marriage years before, Bea Stanz made a vow to fix her own problems and not rely so much on her brother and his fellow operatives at Counterstrike. Her newfound independence has been far from easy, but Bea 2.0 is determined to handle whatever comes her way. When a simple errand exposes a dangerous international kidnapping ring, she turns to the one man who’s taken her protection as a personal mission.

He swore to keep her safe…

Joe “Hazard” Santos left military service and joined Counterstrike after they rescued his sister. Protecting innocent women and children is his new mission, one he won’t fail. The beautiful, impulsive, and passionate little sister of a fellow operative is a task—one who blew into his life like a hurricane. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, even if she doesn’t want his help.

They will need every resource at their disposal to face this threat, but will all of Counterstrike and a Delta team be enough to succeed?
 

 

My review:

Another winner from Cara Carnes. The author adroitly mixes characters from three different series to give us a pulse pounding romantic suspense. Joe may be the perfect man. He’s patient and kind. It doesn’t hurt that he is all buff –n- tough and stuff. Bea is bent but not broken and having survived the storm she’s come back better and stronger than even she knows. Watching these two work together to save others is amazing but watching them come together in love is transcendent.  Totally recommend.

 

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