Saturday, July 23, 2016

No Were To Run: Shift Happens Book Three (Shift Happens #3) by Robyn Peterman



Blurb:
My name is Dima and I’m a Dragon. I’m also going to die soon. 

It's a battle I’ve waged most of my life, but now the odds are looking crappy. Before I go up flames, I have to find a way to save my horde and make sure my secret treasure is safe. There is one way I could stick around a bit longer, but the men I’ve met aren’t exactly lining up to save me. 

What in hell does a Dragon Princess have to do to find a mate? Offing my father, the reviled Dragon King, would be one way to go. He has a penchant for eliminating any male who shows interest—not to mention he’s been trying to kill me for almost 500 years.  

So my brilliant plan is to take out my father in a blaze of glory—pun intended. However, I have to suck it up and do some stuff I don’t want to do.  

For example, getting along with Dragons who don’t trust me is a horrific challenge even though we share the same goal. That’s why I aligned myself with the rag tag pack of shifters who accepted me and my secret treasure unconditionally. They’re my friends now and I’m keeping them. I’ll fry anyone who dares to speak against my Werewolves, Werecows and the fabulous gay Vampyre named Dwayne.  

Unfortunately the Weres who love me don’t have the kind of fire power I need to take out my father. To get that I have allied myself with a dangerous group of Dragons known as The Resistance. Staying away from the sexy, pompous, fire-breathing, blow hard of a leader is turning out to be a full time job. And no… he’s not even in the running for the mate. Mutual incineration would be inevitable—or sexual combustion.  

You see… Dragons aren’t the easiest of the species to get along with. You can dress us up and take us out, but at the end of the day we’re still the idiots who like a little friendly blood shed and sex—make that lots of sex. 

My life keeps getting more and more complicated, but I’ve run out of options. I’m about to run out of time too. I’m learning there’s no where to run and no where to hide from destiny.

My review:
Robyn Peterman takes serious subjects and injects them with laugh out loud moments of complete hilarity and guarantees a great read. This book is bound to make you think but it will also leave you with a smile.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

When A Lioness Snarls (A Lion's Pride #5) by Eve Langlais



Blurb:
Stalking is only a crime among humans. In a lioness’s world, it’s called dating. 

Jeoff, is a bit of a killjoy, a super cute one who gets furry on full moons. 

But so does she. 

Luna is everything Jeoff is not. Outrageous, outgoing, and violent. Very violent, and unafraid to go after what she wants—and she wants Jeoff. 

Silly man, he thinks he can resist, but once a lioness sets her sights on a man, paws off! And if anyone thinks to try and take him… There’s a reason why the ladies of the pride win the yearly award for Baddest Biatches. 

Fear the claw. *Snarl*.

My review:
Quiet wolf and rowdy lioness, it’s a clear case of opposites attracting.  Wolf alpha Jeoff only dates humans because shifters are trouble. He is so right. Luna the lioness has never had a relationship that has lasted longer than three months. She can’t help it if guys can’t handle the awesomeness that is her. When these two are forced by Arik to work together they both fight the attraction for different reasons but what is meant to be will find a way. This is a fun snarky romp that has an ending that will leave you clamoring for more.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer's Wolf (Westervelt Wolves #2) by Rebecca Royce



Blurb:
Three years ago, Summer Morrison’s happy, normal life was thrown into upheaval. Forced to discover, before she was ready, that she was half-wolf shifter and mated to the pack’s enforcer has left Summer moody, shaken, and resentful. When tragedy strikes her family, Summer is forced to come back to the world of the Westervelt Wolves…and into the arms of Cullen Murphy.

Cullen has waited three years for Summer, having promised her mother he would give her time to grow up. But he’s never forgotten his mate and craved her presence since he first saw her on the battlefield three years earlier. The trouble is, now that Cullen has Summer, he has no idea what to do with her. Three hundred years of being alone has left Cullen socially inept and more lonesome than he would ever admit. He lives with the guilt and shame of his deeds, while knowing his role is pivotal to the pack’s survival.

Together, Cullen and Summer will heal each other’s wounds and discover that life is worth living as long as they are together. Now there’s just the little matter of Kendrick and Claudius, their evil henchmen, the army of miscreant wolves, and the demons that keep attacking. If they can survive, their love will be everlasting. But failure will mean not only their destruction, but the end of the Westervelt Wolves.

When love is eternal, failure is not an option.

My review:
In this second installment of the Westervelt Wolves we get Ashley’s younger sister Summer and the enforcer Cullen’s story. 300 years old Cullen has been waiting all his life for Summer. When he found her three years ago Summer’s mom made him promise to wait until she was older. He has honored that promise until now. Now Summer has discovered the mutilated remains of her parents and wants revenge. Who better to deliver it for her than the baddest big bad wolf she knows… Cullen. Watching these two get together is a treat. He is much older but socially inept and she is a thoroughly modern girl and constitutionally unable to tell a lie. Heads are going to but. A truly fun read. I recommend reading Her Wolf (Westervelt Wolves #1) first but this can be read stand alone.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sweet Little Lies (Heartbreaker Bay #1) by Jill Shalvis



Blurb:
Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .

As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.

Fall for him—hard . . .

Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.

And then tell him the truth.

Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .

My review:
I love Jill Shalvis! Only she could make San Francisco a small town. Pru is sweet, tough and resilient. Finn is a workaholic who has had to grow up fast to protect and make a life for him and his brother. When these two meet you can feel the chemistry. But can love grow and survive a lie of omission? This may be the thing that breaks Pru and Finn. This is a fun story with a little dog and younger brother for comic relief and a gang of friends and neighbors for support. I can see a lot more fun coming from this crowd and cannot wait.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss #4) by Nalini Singh



Blurb:
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh continues her Rock Kiss series with a hot, sweet, emotional contemporary romance about love and forgiveness…

After a lifetime of longing for a real family, Sarah Smith thought she’d finally found her home with rock star Abe Bellamy, even if she knew Abe didn’t love her the way she loved him. But their brief relationship, filled with tragedy and heartache, nearly destroyed her. Alone, emotions in turmoil, and already shaky self-esteem shattered, Sarah struggles to pick up the pieces in the wake of their divorce.

Abe knows he’s to blame for the end of his marriage. Caught in a web of painful memories, he pushed away the best thing in his life – the sexy, smart woman he adores – breaking them both in the process. Then fate throws him a second chance to get things right, to prove to Sarah that she means everything to him. Abe desperately wants that second chance at love...even if he knows he doesn’t deserve it.

But can he convince Sarah – now strong and independent without him – to risk her wounded heart one more time?

My review:
Sweet, heart wrenching second chance romance. Gifted musician/rock star Abe Bellamy has let ghosts from his past chase him into drugs and alcohol to drown them out. It cost him his wife, the woman who loved him for him and not his money or fame. The guys in the band got him into rehab and now Abe is clean and sober and he wants a second chance with Sarah. Sarah has grown up in the four years they’ve been apart. She has gone to school and started a successful business. She isn’t sure her heart can stand another go round with Abe. But oh do we have fun watching these two clear the air and along the way we get to see the other band members tie the knot with their respective partners. Another reason Nalini Singh is on my auto buy list.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Dragon Master by Julie Morgan & Marianne Morea



Blurb:
For Dr. Jamie Torrent life was about empirical proof. What you could see and touch. But when she wakes to a surreal reality where dragons fly free and magic rules the land, the proof is too real to ignore. As real as the dangerous passions set to blaze by the man who summoned her. 

Tryst, Dragon Master, has to marry or fear losing the kingdom he loves. When he meets Jamie, worlds collide in a fierce battle for domination. Will Tryst win and keep his kingdom or will Jamie set aside what she knows as truth?
 

My review:
Take two modern day scientists and drop them into a fairytale world with Kings, Queens, shapeshifters and magic. Medicine is atrocious and corset wear is DE trope. Shake well with a sense of humor and a healthy dollop of smoking hot sex and you have this fun collaboration from two very talented authors. This book is not for the faint of heart. If you aren’t ready for an adventure and all that entails don’t read this book. But if you want a story filled action, adventure and love by all means gobble this up. I am so glad they are doing another in this world. I can hardly wait.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Amber's Ace (Black Hills Wolves #51) by Taryn Kincaid



Blurb:
Riley Morgan, the all-star ace pitcher of the world champion New York Kings, has long hidden his secret from his adoring fans and the clamoring metropolitan press. But when a long-distance mate call distracts Riley on the mound, he suffers a freak, career-ending injury that sends him back to his South Dakota wolf pack to heal. 

Stolen from her family along with her twin sister years earlier, Amber Northridge has been held prisoner and abused by the crazed former alpha and his henchmen since she was a teen, managing to survive through her resourcefulness and wit. Now, at long last, the pack has located them and set them free. 

Home in Los Lobos, Amber recognizes the hunky baseball player she's seen on TV as her mate, but she doubts she can be with any man after all she has suffered. 

Can the romantic machinations of Los Lobos' four renowned matchmakers unite the damaged pair?

My review:
Another hit in this loosely connected series. You have got to love a hero who loses one future for his mate and still has the patience to woo her gently. Riley is no longer the all-star pitcher but he is okay with that as long as Amber doesn’t reject him. Amber has lived through hell but Riley looks like a light at the end of the tunnel. Amber's Ace is a sweet tale of love conquering past demons.

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