Friday, December 9, 2016

The Navy SEAL's Secret Baby: A Second Chance Romance by L.K. Shaw



Blurb:
After kicking my cheating boyfriend to the curb, I was ready to drown my sorrows in a bottle of tequila. Then I saw him. What started out as a sexy flirtation turned into a night of red-hot passion. When I woke the next morning next to a naked man whose name I couldn’t remember, I did the only thing I could — I ran. 

When the beautiful, curvy blonde laid one on me, I couldn’t stop with one kiss. Before I knew it, we’d spent a mind-blowing night together. When I woke up alone, I did everything I could to find her, but the trail ran cold.

Two years later, we are unexpectedly reunited, and I discover the secret she’s kept from me. 

I refuse to let her get away again. Not when she’s the mother of my child.

My review:
Check your brain at the door and just enjoy. A hot one night stand leaves Sofie pregnant and she can’t even remember the name of the stud she hooked up with. Two years later she is on vacation with friends and meets up with the baby daddy (only in a romance novel) and he still has the hots for her despite the baby weight she has yet to lose. This book is hot and predictable and is still a blast to read. A fun escape.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Cowboys Don't Come Out by Tara Lain



Blurb:
Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii, with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.

Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out.

My review:
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Cowboys Don't Come Out by Tara Lain is a sweet tale of two closeted cowboys finding each other. The story is fun and filled with snippets of information about Hawaiian cowboys. There is terrific scenery and the secondary characters are great. The problem is that although Rand is instantly smitten I don’t feel it from Kai. Kai is more like insta lust. Or maybe his fears get in the way. Whatever it is this story while likeable doesn’t have the flow that I usually get from one of Ms. Lains stories. This isn’t a bad story it just isn’t as fantastic as others I’ve read by this author.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Legend of Love (The Muse Chronicles #2) by Lisa Kessler



Blurb:
The Prophecy - “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.” 

Callie O'Connor's life has never been the same since the Muse of Epic Poetry came alive inside of her. Now she's on the other side of the country, working as civilian psychologist for the Navy, and leading her Muse sisters in their quest to reopen the Theater of the Muses.

But nothing could have prepared her for Hunter Armstrong. He's a Navy Seal, driven, confident, and dangerous. And he plans to do more than just protect her.

The gods couldn't have picked a better Guardian. But as Hunter soon discovers, Callie has some skeletons of her own in the closet, and loving her could lead to his destruction.
 

My review:
Sweet, sexy and super! The second book of the Muse Chronicles has us following Muse of Epic Poetry Callie as she finds her guardian in the very sexy SEAL Hunter Armstrong. She is going to need his skills in and out of the bedroom. Strap in and enjoy this exciting ride into Lisa Kessler’s world of modern Greek mythology and love.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wolf Unleashed (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #5) by Paige Tyler



Blurb:
Wolf shifter Alex Trevino has fallen hard for veterinarian Lacey Barton. Getting her to agree to a date is a lot of work—and winning her heart proves even harder.

Lacey can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex, but she has no intention of letting herself fall for him. In her less than stellar experience, men don’t stick around.

When Lacey’s sister is kidnapped, it’s up to Alex to crack the case—and prove to Lacey that he isn’t going anywhere.
 

My review:
Hunky cops that just happen to be werewolves, there are so many places that can take us and in this series Paige Tyler is exploring each one. In Wolf Unleashed werewolf Alex Trevino finds his One in veterinarian Lacey Barton. He is going to have a tough time of it though because Lacey doesn’t trust men. Plus he and the guys are trying to bring down a drug ring when they stumble across an organ harvesting operation and then there is the dog fighting ring. Alex isn’t going to have the time to woo her but he will give it his all. This book is a speeding freight train of action, adventure and love. Strap in and enjoy.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

A Wolf's Bargain (Black Hills Wolves #59) by T.L. Reeve



Blurb:
Chris Banks, livestock vet and longtime friend of Kalum Truesdale, has a secret. Ever since he met the cute, shy, yet bratty Lily Truesdale, he’s wanted to claim her. As a Dom, he knows how to take his time, enjoy the chase, however Lily isn’t taking the bait. 

Lily Truesdale, is enamored with Chris Banks. The sexy cowboy with a gentle touch, does things to her no other wolf ever has. But, when his secret is spilled by one of the female wolves in the pack, she backs away, uncertain of the man. 

Taking a page out of Kalum’s book, Chris devices a plan to win Lily over. He knows she has a submissive streak buried beneath her bluster. Getting her to acknowledge it is the issue. So he offers her a deal. One night with him, no holds barred, to explore Dominance and submission. 

Lust combines with passion leading to an unforgettable evening of pleasure. One that unveils a deeper connection between them—which leads to one more question, will one night ever be enough? 

My review:
A Wolf's Bargain by T.L. Reeve brings back characters from Winter Magic, Omega's Heart and A Wolf's Contract but can be read stand alone. The author takes us on a ride that decries the insta love of the fated mate trope. Lily knows that Chris is her fated mate. But she also knows he visits a place called The Dungeon and is with other she wolves. Not going to happen to her. She doesn’t know much about The Dungeon but she knows she is a one wolf woman and will not fall for a hound dog wolf. Besides she has responsibilities. I loved this story. Yes Lily makes Chris work for it but the fates don’t put together folks that are wrong for each other. Break out a fan and some tissues as there is some sadness in amongst the heat.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Salvaged Souls (Black Hills Wolves #58) by Deena Remiel



Blurb:
When a new woman comes to Los Lobos, looking for a fresh start and a helping hand, she turns dominant black wolf, Parker’s world upside down. Struck by her beauty and vulnerability, he’s immediately consumed by her voice. One with which he’s all too familiar. The seductive, tremulous voice of his red wolf, his dream lover who he’d give anything to rescue from a torturous life. His mind is slammed by the impossible implications, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he finds out who she really is. 

Shiloh has endured endless days and nights as a captured, forced mate of an alpha, chained to a cast iron stove, a vessel for all manner of unspeakable abuses. The only thing keeping her alive? Her black wolf, her mate, who comes every night in her dreams, soothing away the anguish, offering exquisite love and hope that one day an opportunity will come for her to break away. With her mate away on a trip, she just might have that chance. 

Shiloh and Parker are two bruised souls, salvaged from the wreckage of their tragic pasts, who find that love might finally set them free. 

My review:
I am really conflicted. These are some really great characters that had a wonderful story to share but I think that the story was rushed to make it short enough for this series. I really felt for Shiloh. She has been through abuse and come through the other side bent and broken. She needs time to heal and this story didn’t give it to her. I give Parker props for admitting he was wrong and going for help to try to fix it. Not a bad story just not as great as it could have been. Still worth the read.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Matanzas Moon: Ablaze by Elizabeth Raven



Blurb:
After a wicked Halloween showdown with the vigilante ghost of a Voodoo Priestess, clairvoyant Bridget Quinn is hoping her life will finally cool off.   Winter never poses much of a threat to the Nation’s Oldest City where there’s no shortage of Holiday Spirits when the blazing Florida sun sets.    Again, the Ancient City is plagued by mysterious murders, this time masked by arson.

 Hearse-driving Ghost Tour Guide, RIP Ryder, drowns his staggering guilt with excessive intoxication while Officer Nick Maddox’s heart breaks as Bridget’s peculiar behavior escalates.   RIP has an epiphany, recognizing Nick and Bridget’s paranormal vexation as the work of RIP’s ghostly nemesis from years gone by...


 Can RIP rally the troops to save Nick and Bridget before the flames consume them all?

My review:
A fantastic follow up to Matanzas Moon. This book is better than the first. In Matanzas Moon: Ablaze we find out more about RIP’s past and what makes him tick. We follow the progression in Bridget and Nick’s relationship. All while fighting off some evil from the past. As with the first book St. Augustine plays a major role. This is an intriguing paranormal mystery.

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