Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Deceptive Treasures: Slye Temp book 5 by Dianna Love

This new Slye Temp romantic thriller from New York Times bestseller DIANNA LOVE takes readers on an intensely emotional ride when a black ops mission takes a deadly turn, pitting duty against love. 

Allowing her to escape turns into Tanner's worst mistake, but now he’ll risk all to keep her safe or die trying. 

Slye Temp agent Tanner Bodine’s decision to extract a beautiful Amerasian female defector who shows up unexpectedly on a black ops mission blows up in his face, putting his country and his family at risk. Brilliant researcher Soo Jin makes a desperate gamble to save her sister from the vicious Orion Hunters, but the stakes go up when a sexy cowboy steps between her and her dangerous goal. Tanner must let go of his past and Jin must face her darkest fear in a race to prevent chemical warfare from being unleashed that will bring America to its knees. But their greatest challenge lies in who to save when emotions blur the lines and they face a choice between duty and love.

My review:
A romantic thrill ride from start to finish.  This may just be the best in this series to date.  Tanner & Jin will pull you in and keep you guessing from page 1.  This story will take you to parts unknown and then bring you home again.  More secrets are revealed and new mysteries crop up.  A fabulous addition to this terrific series.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Captive of Pleasure: The Space Pirates Woman (LodeStar #3) by Cathryn Cade

Can a woman with no memory inspire a man who is running from his?

As Il Zhazid, ‘The Storm’, he rules the unsettled prairies of Frontiera, striking ruthlessly at other pirates who dare to enter his territory. Only a few know him as Joran Stark, a man who desires only to live wild and free with his loyal band. Women love him, other pirates fear him and the InterGalactic Space Forces can’t control him.

 ZaĆ« is young, lovely and terrified—a slave paraded before the scum of the galaxy to be sold to the highest bidder. Storm interrupts a lucrative raid to save her, only to discover he can’t send her home, because she has no memory of who she is or where she came from. Now he must battle ever-bolder pirates who want his territory and the IGSF officials who want to use him, all with her close by his side.

The last thing he ever wanted to be was a hero, but can this damaged woman inspire him to be the man she believes him to be? And within the shelter of his powerful arms, can she finally believe in herself?

My review:
Fantastically fun space pirate adventure.  Joran Stark is over the top as Il Zhazid, ‘The Storm’.  He may be a space pirate but he only steals from other bad guys making him not so bad.  It is during one of those raids that he rescues the beautiful virgin from a slave auction.  She has been drugged so has no idea who she is so he is kinda stuck with her.  Good guys, bad guys the line gets blurred at times.  But it’s a hell of a ride.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Naughty Bits Part I: The Lingerie Shop(Naughty Bits #1) by Joey W. Hill

Madison is a control freak with one wish—to lose control. Her hidden submissive cravings have led to a string of disastrous relationships. So when she inherits her sister’s North Carolina lingerie shop, Naughty Bits, she jumps at the opportunity to dump her boring finance career and bad history and try her luck down South.

But before Madison can settle in, she catches the attention of the owner of the neighboring hardware store. Sexually dominant Logan Scott can see the hunger for command in Madison’s eyes and is anxious to help unleash her submissive desires. He presents her with three very tempting gifts—handcuffs, erotic cards, and an open invitation to join him at a submissive’s training session.

Faced with the realization that she can’t sell fantasies to her lingerie customers without embracing her own, Madison accepts Logan’s offer. Now, she’s about to discover just how far her desire can take her…

My Review:
This is the first in a sensuously erotic serial by the fabulous Joey W. Hill.  Although I am not a fan of the format I am a huge fan of the author so I gave this a try. The story so far revolves around Madison a “type A” personality who has entered a life altering situation by moving, taking over her recently deceased sisters lingerie shop and shaking her control. This is the set up for the rest of the serial.  I am anxiously awaiting the next installment as I know that with this set up it will only get better from here. 

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Angus (The Cursed Clan #2) by Melissa Schroeder - Review

A man who only believes in fact.

Even after everything the Clan has endured, Angus has always held onto his scientific leanings. He isn’t a believer of instant attraction, so, he is surprised by the force of his attraction to Irishwoman Maggie O’Conner. He doesn’t trust her, but she soon become an obsession he can’t seem to shake. 

A woman who defies every logic.

Single mother Maggie comes from a long line of magickal women, but she walked away from that part of her life. When Angus bursts into her life, she tries to ignore the handsome Scot, but soon finds that she needs his protection. She knows he’s not normal, but she never expected him to be the one man who could capture her heart.

A need they could not deny.

As they work together, their need for each other threatens to consume them both. But just as they close in on the next jewel, a new enemy emerges and puts everything they hold dear into jeopardy.

My review:
This isn’t a case of opposites attracting as they have more in common than Angus would like to admit.  I really liked the characters of Maggie and Jack.  Melissa Schroeder has a gift for putting characters in stressful situations and having them come out better and stronger together.  And though Angus isn’t the McLennan my heart goes pitty pat for he is one fine Scot.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dante's Circle Box Set (Dante's Circle #1-3) by Carrie Ann Ryan


Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes? The first three books of the bestselling Dante’s Circle series are now in one place at a special low price. Do you dare enter the world of the realms?

Dust of My Wings – Book 1

When chemist Lily Banner finds a vial of angel dust, angelic warrior Shade Griffin will have to do all in his power to protect the ancient secrets of the paranormals. Only when he finds Lily, his world shifts and his allegiance changes, forcing the ones who want Lily put down to take action. The war between the realms is on the edge of a blade and only Shade and Lily can stop it.

Her Warriors’ Three Wishes – Book 2

Jamie Bennett has known Ambrose Griffin was hers from the moment she knew things that went bump in the night were real. Ambrose has held himself back because he can’t afford to lose anything else. But when Jamie is kidnapped and sent to the hell realm, the warrior angel will not only risk a war to find her, he’ll find his heart—in Jamie and Bailin. When Bailin, a demon from hell, meets the two people who could fill his heart and his soul, he’ll need to fight for something he hasn’t felt in over a century—hope.

An Unlucky Moon – Book 3

Hunter, the wolf from hell’s games, is finally ready to mate with Becca. If only Becca were ready to forgive him. Between the Pack’s council and strangers who could take everything away from them, Becca and Hunter have more to fight and everything to fight for. Hunter’s dark past takes over their courtship, and just when he thinks all his lost, he’ll find that Becca’s more than he—or she—ever thought.

My Review:

Carrie Ann Ryan has created a world filled with sexy supernatural and the changed humans that love them.  These three books cover the first 3 of 7 women who were hit by a bolt of lightning that will activate the magical portion of their DNA as they meet their true mates.  Action, adventure, magic and hot sex what more could you ask for?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Werewolf in Las Vegas (Wild About You #6) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Win it all, or lose it all 

Giselle Landry is in Las Vegas to haul her wayward brother back home. But casino owner Luke Dalton is also looking for her brother, who has run off with his little sister. The two should join forces, but Luke is unaware that Giselle’s brother is also fleeing his duties as the future alpha of the Landry werewolf pack—which includes his Were bride.

The Landrys don’t believe in Weres mating with humans, and Giselle is no exception. Though Luke is wealthy, gorgeous, and protective, Giselle can’t let herself get close to him, even to solve their shared dilemma. But the tension wears away her resistance, and after a wild night with Luke, she is shocked to find she’s fallen for him.

But Luke still doesn’t know Giselle’s true identity. And once their siblings are found, Giselle must return to San Francisco. Can they overcome the odds—or will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?

My review:
This is a fun loosely connected series.  This is romance with a subtle underlying positive message.  In this book it is about letting your loved ones be who they are not what you think they need to be.  It is also about letting go of preconceived notions of what should be and allowing yourself to just be.  I get a kick out of Ms. Thompson’s world and love visiting each and every time.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Home Court Advantage (Lawyers in Love#2) by N.M. Silber

Once upon a time, two lawyers fell in love across a courtroom ... Gabrielle and Braden have fallen in love and face a bright future together if they can just survive all of the crazy people they encounter, like anonymous napkin droppers, UFO enthusiasts, crooked businessmen, nude drunk drivers, and a woman who tries to break into jail. When the gavel falls will the verdict be happily ever after? Come join the fun as the sexiest couple in the Philadelphia Criminal Court System shares more witty banter and red hot lovin' with a dash of mystery thrown in. The story that began with The Law of Attraction concludes with lots of love and laughter in The Home Court Advantage.

My review:
Gabrielle and Braden hotter and more hilarious than the first book.  Gabrielle and Braden are falling faster and deeper into love.  However real life (or as real as the insanity that surrounds them can be) keeps throwing new and increasingly funny obstacles in their way.  Will they ever find out who is stalking Gabrielle and why?  Will Cam and Jess ever hook up?  Just what is going on with Adam and Lily?  Will Mark and Drew ever get a girlfriend?  Is the meeting between Gabrielle and Braden’s families the signal for WWIII?  The answers to some of these questions can be found in The Home Court Advantage.

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