Thursday, January 19, 2017

FIRST BITE IS THE DEEPEST (Dances With Werewolves #2) by Nora Snowdon



Blurb:
This playful take on modern werewolves is perfect for fans of Dakota Cassidy's Wolf Mates series. Sexy, hilarious, and emotionally satisfying, FIRST BITE IS THE DEEPEST is a book that will have you howling with laughter.
Can a woman bitten by a werewolf choose not to become one herself? Ella is not persuaded by rich, handsome, and (unfortunately) neutered werewolf, Robert Colbert that his bite need change her life. Despite her annoyance with his arrogance, she agrees to let him take her to dinner if he’ll let her interview him for her gossip magazine LoveLifeStyle about his previous job as a designer/host for a reality TV show.
Trying to convince her to accept her werewolf fate before the rapidly approaching full moon, Robert finds himself falling in love with the stubborn bitch-to-be. But with some dark secrets of her own and a scarier suitor on her horizon, Ella may prove to be the one woman able to resist Robert’s wolfish charm.
The sequel to JUST ONE BITE about Robert’s brother, Lucas, this steamy tale of mismatched lovers will have you dreaming of catching your own werewolf lover. Playing fetch? Not so much…

My review:
Totally not what I expected and yet a truly fun story. In the last book Just One Bite we met Robert Colbert former heir to the Colbert pack whose position was nullified when he got drunk, captured and neutered. Robert isn’t totally unhappy about the situation. Now his brother can have all the responsibility and he can continue his player like ways. What he never counted on was meeting Ella. Ella is Roberts total opposite and not easily swayed by his charm, money and good looks. Ride along with their rollercoaster romance and fall in love with these fun and quirky characters. I know I did.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Adoring Ink (Montgomery Ink #6.5) by Carrie Ann Ryan


 Blurb:

The Montgomery Ink series continues with the most unlikely of romances between the one that got away and the man who can show her the world. Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Though she’s always been the dependable good girl, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has a tomorrow at all. When he sees Holly, he’s not only intrigued, he also hears the warnings of danger in his head. She’s too sweet, too innocent, and way too special for him. But when Holly asks him to help her grab the bull by the horns, he can’t help but go all in. As they explore Holly’s bucket list and their own desires, Brody will have to make sure he doesn’t fall too hard and too fast. Sometimes, people think happily ever afters don’t happen for everyone, and Brody will have to face his demons and tell Holly the truth of what it means to truly live life to the fullest…even when they’re both running out of time.  

My review:

The good girl teacher and the bearded tattooed mechanic, Holly and Brody shouldn’t work but they do surprisingly well. Holly is a cardigan wearing elementary school teacher. She is getting antsy as all of her friends are finding their soulmates and settling down. Holly has worked hard to become who she is and likes herself just fine. I love that about her. I laughed at how Holly and Brody first met and enjoyed watching them each step out of their comfort zones. Carrie Ann Ryan takes these two opposites and turns them into a whole in a fairly short time yet you don’t feel short changed. Sweet, sexy fun. 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Falling for the Player by Jessica Lee



Blurb:
Bad boy and former NFL running back Patrick Guinness is tired of meaningless sex. Ever since his scorching hot one-night stand three years ago, no one has interested him. So when Max Segreti wanders into his mechanic shop—and his life again—Patrick can't stop thinking about the totally-out-of-his-league law grad and the possibility of getting him out of his system once and for all…
Max Segreti has spent his entire life doing what his father wants. But when he runs into the hotter-than-hell player he’s never been able to forget, he’s not thinking about studying for the bar. A distraction is the last thing he needs, but after an encounter leaves him wanting more, Max embraces the chaos that Patrick brings…even as he knows it can’t last. They're too different to ever have a future together.

My review:
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Falling for the Player is a sweet second chance, come from different sides of the tracks, nerd/jock romance. I fell for Max right away. Patrick took me a bit longer but the two of them together made my heart go pitty pat. They meet and have a one night stand in college. Max is determined to be a lawyer and Patrick is headed for the NFL. The real story takes place three years later when a chance meeting has them taking chances and falling in love. I loved this sweet and sexy story.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Dragon King Of Treoir (Belador #8) by Dianna Love




Blurb:

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love's Beladors are back and the surprises keep coming in an action-packed urban fantasy.

The Treoir dragon holds the fate of the Beladors in one hand … and his own in the other.

The Beladors finally have a true leader in Daegan, their new dragon king, but life is far from secure now that they’ve inherited his enemies. As their Maistir, Vladimir Quinn played a risky role in freeing the dragon from the lair of their enemy, the Medb. Quinn now faces a heavy price for his part. The Medb queen is out for blood. Vigilante killings erupt among Atlanta’s secret preternatural community and all fingers point to the Beladors. The dragon king has his first real test as a ruler when he has to choose between protecting his people and entering a hostile realm full of deities capable of killing a dragon. But as a two-thousand-year-old warrior, Daegan has never shied away from any battle. Quinn, Evalle, Storm and friends race to discover who is trying to turn the entire VIPER coalition against the Beladors before war breaks out. With the clock also ticking down for Quinn, who has been ordered to hand over Kizira’s body to the Medb queen, Daegan reveals an even greater reason to prevent the queen from using necromancy on the body beyond the secrets Quinn protects.

Freedom is never free. Not when the powerful gods and goddesses poised to decide Quinn’s fate see an opportunity to also destroy a threat to their existence – the last dragon shifter.


My review:
This book is a delicious addition to this series. The author once again puts our favorite characters through the ringer and they once again manage to make it through, maybe a little bent but they made it. This book is loaded with surprises and several teases about the future directions the series may take. All I can say is please take me along for the ride.    

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Malcom (Alphas #1) by Jessica Cage



Blurb:
Alpha’s word is Law. That is the creed Malcom lived and breathed until the day his Alpha decided to only take everything from him. Stripped form him was the love of his life and the pack he was born into. Hunted down liked a rabid animal to be taken down he is deemed enemy of the people he once called family but he refuses to allow his former Alpha the joy of turning him into a killer of his own kind.
Vincent, his former Alpha, has lost all sense of reality. He only lives now to exact revenge on those he thinks have betrayed him and Malcom is at the top of that list. Once an advocate of saving their race he is now the one destroying it. He wants nothing more than Malcom’s head on a platter for as far as Vincent is concerned all of his troubles can be laid at Malcom’s feet.
After calling in a favor from an unlikely ally, Malcom is called upon to take down his former Alpha. Vincent is so far gone that he is now sending children out to be slaughtered. Will Malcom be able to bring himself to help a people who have turned their backs on him?

My review:
Malcom is the first book I’ve read by this author. I loved the story and the supporting characters. I was however torn in my feelings for the main character Malcom. Malcom has had/and lost the love of three terrific women. He has dealt with them with benign neglect. Yet he feels betrayed by his former Alpha, Vincent. When it comes time to take out Vincent will he step up to take his place? Will he do right by the women he’s hurt? Read the story and find out. I look forward to discovering more by this author.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Forever Mated by Alma Black



Blurb:
A sexy businessman seeking a feisty female lion shifter. A shifter lioness who needs to mate and make cubs. He’s man enough to tame a shifter, but is he man enough to satisfy her? 

Kyra has always longed for a family of her own. But bad relationships, unrequited crushes, and insecurities have always stood in this lioness shifter's way--until now.

Zac, a rich and powerful entrepreneur has wanted the curvy and petite Kyra the moment from he laid eyes on her. It's his turn to prove that even though he's human, he's strong and virile--and he's exactly what this pretty kitty needs.

But with the threat of Power Shift growing, Zac uncovers dark secrets about his family. Now, he must choose between the father he thought he trusted, and the woman of his dreams. Can Zac mate Kyra and protect her, or will this alpha human lose everything in a violent uprising?

My review:
I really enjoyed this story. Kyra is a smart self-assured lioness shifter who can handle anything but her attraction to her human boss Zac. He is a tall hot man whore who has never had to work for a woman. Till now. Kyra is smart enough to know that there are things to consider when dealing with Zac. He is human she isn’t. He is older. He is really tall. She has a crappy record with men. He is sort of  her boss. She wants a forever kind of love and he is looking for a good time. But when he pushes it she gives in to his request for a date. Now she has to protect her heart and he has to protect her from the hate group Power Shift. And we get to watch all the fun.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Kill Without Shame (ARES Security #2) by Alexandra Ivy



Blurb:
Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They’re the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again…
 Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.
 Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves…

My review:
Fantastic romantic suspense/second chance romance. Lucas St. Clair left Louisiana and the girl he loved to escape the stifling future his parents had planned for him. He hasn’t forgotten her or their love. This book takes place fifteen years later. Lucas has been through hell and survived to start a successful security agency in Houston, TX. Mia has survived a different kind of hell and turned her fathers landscaping business into her own and something to be proud of. She hasn’t forgotten the boy who broke her heart. Now her life is in danger and Lucas will find out who the threat is and protect her whether she wishes it or not. He is determined to win back the only woman he has ever loved. But they have to survive first. 
Kill Without Shame is a fast paced convoluted mystery that will keep you guessing and make you fall for Lucas and Mia along the way.

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