Friday, May 31, 2013

Beauty and the Wolf (The Cursed Princes) by Marina Myles

Both Lord Draven Winthrope and his new bride Isabella have their own curses to deal with.  Hers comes in the form of an Egyptian amulet that curses her to kill the one she loves and then herself and his comes in the form of a werewolf.  Can these two doomed lovers curses cancel each other out?
This book is written in the time honored tradition of Gothic romance.  I could see this in a black and white movie kind of way.  It was a fun throw back type of story and I truly got a kick out of it.

I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

 This book goes on sale June 6th 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Leopard's Prey by Christine Feehan

We met Saria Boudreux’s brothers in Savage Nature.  Homicide cop, leopard-shifter Remy Boudreux is the oldest and on the hunt for a serial killer that threatens everyone he loves and their way of life.  It is not the best time for a big eyed waif from their past to return to the bayou and steal his heart but that is exactly what happens in this wonderful new addition to Christine Feehans’ Leopard series.  This book has all the fast paced adventure, mind bending mystery and steamy romance you expect from Ms. Feehan. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bedding the Wrong Brother (Dalton Brothers #1) by Virna DePaul

Contemporary romance.  Melina Parker has issues.  Her last boyfriend (not that she has had all that many) informed her that she was lousy in bed.  Intellectually she knows better but still… She asks childhood friend and magician Max (twin brother of her lifelong crush Rhys) to give her a crash course in becoming a better lover.  Max who knows that Melina and Rhys have been crushing on each other for years but not acting on it sets them up by telling Melina he’ll help her out and then sending Rhys in to do the job. But will Melina forgive Max for setting them up and what will Rhys think of her knowing she was going to sleep with his brother.  Maybe they can make magic together.
The more I read of  Virna DePaul the more I enjoy it.  This contemporary took twists and turns and kept me turning the page.  I look forward to reading Max’s story.

ARC courtesy of Season Publishing and NetGalley

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Training Their Mate (Pack Wars #1) by Vella Day

Erotic Romantic Suspense, Werewolves, BDSM, MFM, ménage.
In this first of a new series by new to me author Vella Day Real Estate agent Liz Wharton’s life has been knocked for a loop.  After her mother commits suicide she find a diary that explains that a man named Harvey Couch had raped her twenty years ago and had recently come back into her life and been raping her again which is why she felt she had no other way out.  Liz is determined to kill Harvey in retaliation.  What she doesn't know is that Harvey is a werewolf.  When Liz attempts her revenge she is doomed to fail.  Harvey sends a couple of goons to kill Liz and she finds herself saved and protected by Trax and Dante Field. Trax and Dante are also werewolves but they are the good guys.  They protect humans from the bad weres like Harvey.  One sniff and they know that Liz is meant to be their mate.  But will she forgive them the fact that they are weres? 

This is a fairly typical werewolf ménage.  The men are alpha and the sex is hot.  This is a quick sexy vacation for the brain.   

Monday, May 27, 2013

SEAL of Honor (HORNET #1) by Tonya Burrows

Romantic suspense.  Take a group of former military and government operatives and form a private hostage rescue team.  After a terrible car accident seriously injures Navy SEAL Gabe Bristow he is retired from the Navy and faces a desk job in Washington DC until he is offered the chance to head up a private hostage rescue team.  The problem is they have a mission right now and the team hasn't had a chance to train together.  But Gabe knows that the only easy day was yesterday and he will complete the mission.  Whatever can go wrong seems to but meeting the hostages sister may be the best thing that has ever happened to Gabe.
I like that some of the guys are already in relationships.  I’d like to see where Tonya Burrows takes these guys and watch them become the team I know they are capable of being.  Fans of Julie Ann Walkers Black Knight Inc. will get a kick out of this series too. 

ARC courtesy of Entangled and Netgalley

This book goes on sale May 28th

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Vicente (The Santinis #4) by Melissa Schroeder

Marine officer Vince Santini has loved one girl since high school.  His problem was that she married his best friend.  Now she is a widow and afraid to love again.  Can he convince her to give him a chance this time around?
This was the sweetest of the four Santini brothers stories.  I actually teared up at one point.  Vince like his brothers is strong and sexy.  Despite his strength his relationship with Julianna leaves him endearingly vulnerable.    

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Innocent Ink (Inked in the Steel City #2) by Ranae Rose

Karen has a gift.  Her photography is art.  The photograph she took of her friend Mina’s tattoo got her noticed and Karen is now a full time photographer.  She is still doing tattoo shots for the clientele of the Hot Ink tattoo studio where Mina and her fiancé work.  Ever since she met Jed, the owner of Hot Ink, she has had a mad crush.  Jed and Karen share a birthday and their friends throw them a joint party.  When Jed drives her home the kiss they share has Karen thinking they could share more than a birthday.
You know you are invested in the characters when you want to reach out and smack them on the back of the head as I was want to do to Jed on several occasions.  I really liked Karen when we met her in Hot Ink and was thrilled that she was going to get a story.  Oh what a story.  Jed is hot but he has issues.  Karen is the best thing that could have happened to him.  She drags him kicking and screaming back to life and love.  This book could probably be read stand-alone but you will enjoy it so much more if you read Hot Ink first. 

I’d like to thank the author for giving me an ARC to read and review as I really enjoyed this book.

This book goes on sale May 27th.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Cinderella Wore Combat Boots (1NightStand #31) by D.L. Jackson

The 1NightStand stories are for the most part stand-alone and written by different authors. They have certain things in common Castillio Resorts and most importantly Madame Eve who has a gift of matching people who invariably end up with more than 1 night whether it is a forever kind of love or a chance to see if there is a chance for a forever kind of love.
In Cinderella Wore Combat Boots. An injury received while on deployment has earned First Sergeant Cori Valentine an early retirement from the Marine Corps. She is devastated she is 40 single and now being forced into an uncertain future. Cori has devoted her life to the Corps and the men and women in her unit are not going to let her get out of her retirement party. They go so far as to arrange a date for her with Madame Eve’s 1NightStand service. Retired SEAL, Sol Keller has been where Cori is and is just the man to see her through the party and give her a clue that her service to her country doesn't have to be defined by the Corps. 
As anyone who has read my blog with any regularity knows I am a big fan of military romance. And this short read gets 5 stars from me. I really liked Cori and Sol and would've enjoyed reading more but what I read hit every button.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Surrender To Desire by Tory Richards

We met Blade Evans in A Perfect Fit as one of the Evans triplets.  He is just as big and hot as his brother Beau.  Surrender To Desire takes place about a year after A Perfect Fit as Marissa & Beau are married, pregnant and living on their own ranch.  Marissa decides that Blade and Chaz need a housekeeper and with the help of her friend Val have found the perfect person for the job.  Callie Peters has a stalker and has been on the run.  There is no way he will find her on the Evans Ranch.  Now the danger is in Callie’s reaction to hunky cowboy Blade Evans.  He is destroying her libido with scorching kisses and steamy caresses and if she isn't careful he will steal her heart.
Another flaming hot read from Tory Richards.  I think this one may even have been better than A Perfect Fit.  I can hardly wait for the fireworks between Val & Chaz to ignite.  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Perfect Fit by Tory Richards

Blurb: An ex-Texas Ranger turned bodyguard is hired to protect a beautiful plus-size model from a possible serial killer! They mix like oil and water but in bed, their uncontrolled passion ignites an inferno! Can their passion for one another turn into love?
What’s not to love?  A hot bodyguard.  A real sized woman. And some off the chart steamy sex.  This short smoking hot read will send you for the ice.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What Part Of Marine Don’t You Understand (Always A Marine #12) by Heather Long

We met Matt McCall in Tell It To The Marine (Always A Marine #3).  Matt had been having a hard time dealing with his medical discharge from the Corps and was at Mike’s place getting physical and psychological therapy.  This story takes place about two years after his discharge.  He is back at Mikes place after a couple of attempts to reintegrate with his family back.  Mike is fighting depression and has finally gotten a diagnosis of PTSD.  He has been given a dog who seems to get when he is down.
Naomi Sparks is an aspiring country singer/songwriter. She comes from a family of Marines.  Her dad and four brothers are Marines or former Marines.  After touring Mikes Place she asks to stay on so she can learn more about the work they do and for inspiration.  She meets Matt while playing guitar in the park.  She realizes he has problems but admires him for his courage in dealing with them.  He inspires her with his strength and honesty.  Can she heal him with her love?
What Part Of Marine Don’t You Understand is a part of a sub series of Always A Marine, the Challenge Series.  These are books that deal with the more difficult aspects of being a member of our Armed Forces.  Not all our military men and women come home whole in body or spirit.  They have extra challenges to overcome and they deserve love and happiness as much as if not more than anybody else.  I find myself particularly drawn to these stories (although I have yet to find an Always A Marine tale that I haven’t enjoyed).  They strike a chord in me and Ms. Long tells the story with love and respect, humor, sensitivity and a healthy dose of romance so what is not to enjoy?  I became invested in Matt in Tell It To The Marine and we saws an occasional peek of him in some of the other books so I was happy that we got to see his progress and chance at happiness.

I received a copy of this story in return for a fair and honest review.  This book will be released on May 24th.  Go buy this book.  I dare you to read it and not be moved.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lover Be Mine (Legendary Lovers #2) by Nicole Jordan

The scandalous Wilde cousins seek true love by imitating history's legendary lovers... and with the success of Ash & Maura’s Cinderella story Kate & Skye turn their matchmaking to Jack Wilde and Sophie Fortin as a modern day Romeo & Juliette without the dying of course.  Can Jack win the heart and hand of fair Sophie despite their family feud?
Okay so modern is relative in this Regency romance by Nicole Jordan but you get the idea.  Clever dialog and sensual intrigue move this story from an everyday historical into a must read.  Lover Be Mine is the second in the Legendary Lovers series but can be read stand-alone.  I am anxiously awaiting the further adventures of the Wilde cousins.

This ARC copy of Lover Be Mine was given to me by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. This book goes on sale May 28th.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper

I was lucky enough to win an ARC of A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper fromthe author on Facebook.

Another hilarious adventure in Half Moon Hallow.  Witch Nola Leary is sent by her family to find four artifacts that her grandmother had entrusted to Nola’s now deceased grandfather.  This leads her to Half Moon Hallow where with the help of Jane Jameson, Dick Cheney and company she sets off on her treasure hunt.  Add in the sexy shape-shifter next door and we are off on another fantastic adventure.
My husband always knows when I am reading a Molly Harper book by the amount of giggles, snickers, and outright guffaws.  This book is no different.  If you enjoy funny contemporary PNR you have to check this book out.

Release date May 28th

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Cursed (League of the Black Swan #1) by Alyssa Day

Rio was raised in a convent/orphanage and has managed to take care of herself just fine thank you.  Things are strange in Bordertown where magic and other beings are normal.  But as Rio approaches her 25th birthday things are weirder than normal and it all seems to be focused on her.  She needs help and if it comes in the form of the super sexy wizard and private investigator Luke Oliver so much the better.  Rio has had a crush on him forever but Luke has been hands off.  He has his reasons and it isn't because he doesn't like her.  Just the opposite in fact.  But now he will do anything to keep her safe even at the peril of losing his soul.
I am a huge fan of Alyssa Day’s Warriors of Poseidon series so I had to snap up this first installment of her new series.  I am thrilled that I did as this series may prove to be even better.  There is a complex, imaginative world with endless possibilities.  There are good guys, bad guys and guys you aren't sure about.  And there is humor.  Lots of humor.  I recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Ilona Andrews Edge series or Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series or anyone who likes action, adventure, romance, magic and a little spice.  

Friday, May 17, 2013

Gianni (The Santinis #3) by Melissa Schroeder

Oh my! The Santini men just keep getting hotter.  Gianni Santini is a PJ in the Air Force stationed out of Valdosta, GA where he meets college professor Kianna Jones.  Kianna is older, curvy, and not looking for love with a man in any kind of uniform.  But Santini men never back down from a challenge and Gianni may just be in for the fight of his life.
This is a quick smoking hot read from one of my favorite authors.  Ms. Schroeder has intimate knowledge of the military and brings that realism to her stories.   

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gambling on Love by Nancy Fraser and Patti Shenberger

The Civil War is over and the 13th amendment has been passed. Now Felicity Beaumont is trying to get her father's illegally indentured workers north to St. Louis.  To do this she has sold off some of her deceased mothers silver and fripperies.  She chopped off her hair and dressed to look like a boy of 15 or 16.  She has arranged with Jake McCade, the owner of the gambling river boat to take them.  Unfortunately a storm tears up the boat and Felicity is knocked out.  This is when Jake finally realizes that the young man is indeed a rather striking young woman.  When Felicity’s father finds his daughter and his “property” missing he goes looking for them.  He catches up to them and has Jake arrested for theft and kidnapping.  He and Felicity are forced to marry or he will go to jail.  Can a marriage between a southern lady and a man who prefers the sights, sounds, and smells of a gambling boat work?  It will take Gambling on Love.

This is a smart, sexy historical novel.  Well told with a good feel for the times.  The chemistry between Jake and Felicity is fun romance at its best.  I stayed up late reading this because I just couldn't put it down.

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This book goes on sale May 20th .  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Merger to Marriage (Boardrooms & Billionaires #2) by Addison Fox

In Tempting Acquisitions (Boardrooms & Billionaires #1) we met the McBride sisters and were treated to Keiras’ story.  Merger to Marriage is Mayson’s tale.  On the night of Keira and Nathan’s wedding an over-tired Mayson literally falls into the arms of Holt Turner.  She takes it as a sign and they enjoy a passionate one night stand.  She didn't expect to still be thinking of him six weeks later and she sure didn't expect to be pregnant, despite precautions, with his child.
Holt can’t get the girl he met at Nathan’s wedding out of his mind so when she shows up at a house party six weeks later he is thrilled to see her again.  He is less than thrilled that she is pregnant with his child.  He wants to do the right thing though he knows he isn’t the best husband material he proposes a merger for the good of the child.
Mayson doesn’t want to end up in a loveless marriage like her mother can they turn this merger to marriage?
This is a sweet sexy romance. The characters are sharp and interesting and you quickly become invested in their success.  Both Mayson and Holt will need to overcome their pasts to enjoy their future.  I look forward to Camryn’s adventures in The Billionaire's Demands (Boardrooms & Billionaires #3).

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Burning Up the Rain (Hawaiian Heroes #4) by Cathryn Cade

It has been the blessing/curse of the Ho’omalu ohana (family) to serve as the protectors of the Hawaiian Islands.  They have served in this capacity for a long time in a lot of different ways.
Cousin Lalei Kai-Ho’omalu has come to Nawea for Daniel and Claire’s (Rolling in the Deep, Hawaiian Heroes #2) wedding.  She has always felt like the outsider in the closely knit family.  Her mother is a socialite widow whose financial stability has suffered in these rough times and she wants to Lalei to marry well so she can continue to live the she has become accustomed to it doesn’t really matter what Lalei wants.  Lalei has been the good daughter up to now but the man her mother wants her to marry makes her skin crawl. 
California Realtor Jack Nord played football with David, Daniel, and Malu and has come for the wedding.  He has seen Lalei at other Ho’omalu functions and thought she was the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, also a bit stuck up.  When Lalei offers no strings sex he isn’t about to turn her down even though she is just using him to get rid of the guy her mother wants her to marry. 
While visiting Jack and Lalei learn that developers are trying to carve up Ho’omalu lands for a new resort and using unscrupulous means to do so.  So angered by this Lalei comes into her powers as a guardian and uses them to delay the developers while the rest of the family attempts to get an injunction against the developers. Jack finds himself falling for the Hawaiian warrior woman hidden inside Lalei.  But is he going to be able to handle a woman who can throw lightning? 
I adore this unique series.  Lots of hunky Hawaiian men, beautiful wahines, and exotic scenery.  This steamy installment has a lot going on not the least of which is Lalei growing into her skin as a person and a guardian.  I look forward to future  Hawaiian Heroes.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Marco (The Santinis #2) by Melissa Schroeder

Navy SEAL Marco is the “quiet one” of the Santini brothers.  Stationed in Hawaii he was lucky enough to find a cottage to rent instead of an apartment.  Even better his landlord is a curvy bombshell he has been attracted to but was hesitant about approaching until his brothers visit and start flirting with her.  He stakes his claim and makes his move.  Alana has lost her family and has been hurt by a gold digger ex.  This doesn’t leave her open to relationships but a Navy SEAL never backs down from a challenge and a Santini always gets his woman.
Le sigh.  Marco is an alpha male all the way.  And when he gets done being a neanderthal he is actually achingly sweet and sexy.  Bring on Gee.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hot Ink (Inked in the Steel City Series #1) by Ranae Rose

Bank teller Mina feels 24 going on 40.  As guardian for her wheelchair bound 14 year old sister she doesn't get out much and can’t identify with her peers.  She meets sexy tattoo artist Eric when she decides to get a rather intricate tattoo.  He is nothing but professional while giving her the tattoo but when Mina’s best friend rising photographer offers to take pictures of some of the ink work as advertisement for the shop Mina and Eric end up in close quarters and the chemistry between them is obvious.  With some pushing from her bff Mina agrees to a date with Eric.  But will he still want to go out with her when he finds out that he can’t be her first priority?
I love that these characters are so real.  Mina is so strong but riddled with insecurity.  Eric is strong and sexy but not perfect either.  They are perfect for each other.  Hot Ink is a short book but it is filled with a terrific story with multiple sub plots.  It is well worth the read.  I do have one problem with it though.  The plot device to introduce the two is improbable given Mina’s character.  She wouldn't spend the money necessary for a tattoo especially one that involved.  But once you get past that…

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses

A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses

Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.
Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor Jed Trudeau keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn’t need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially since Jed’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard. Can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?

Coming May 28th 

Plan Witch From Out of Town (Chance Monroe #2) by Heather Long

Chance Monroe is a Hedge Witch.  She has survived the attentions of a serial killer and is just trying to get on with her life.  When she is thrown from her bed by an earthquake she starts to wonder if the stress has gotten to her and is she causing havoc to the Earth she has sworn to protect.  With her friends by her side Chance has to come to terms with her past and look to the future or fall to her fears.
Another fast paced adventure with Chance and her friends.  Fans of PNR and UF will love this book.  I hope there will be more adventures with Chance and company to come. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cover reveal - Dream Nights with the CEO by Kathy Lyons

Dream Nights with the CEO by Kathy Lyons

Hotel chain CEO and millionaire Wyatt Monroe is a stick in the mud. Sure, he's hot as sin, even with the tie, but free-spirited assistant Megan Bradford refuses to jeopardize their perfect working relationship. Why mess that up with sex? She knows he's the love 'em and leave 'em type, and she's determined to find a family man. Wyatt would never cross the line between boss and employee with Megan, no matter how hard it might be to resist the temptation. But when they visit a mysterious B&B in a bid to acquire the property, he starts having erotic dreams about the sexy brunette that make it hard to resist her in daylight.  Soon the line between reality and dreams further blurs when they learn they were sharing the same erotic dreams… 

On sale May 27th 2013 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Drake House by Kelly Moran

Romantic suspense with a touch of paranormal.

You never know when or where you are going to find the next “new to me” author that becomes an instant must read.  I was cruising Facebook one day and Caridad Pineiro one of my favorite authors had posted a healthy shirtless man on her page and was having Man Wars with a fellow author Kelly Moran.  Well I had to put my 2¢ in and for my troubles I received a copy of The Drake House by Kelly Moran.  I’ve just finished reading it and have to say that I will be checking out her backlist.

Nick Mackey is the new cop in town.  He has moved to Small Rapids to start over.  He wants the peace and quiet of a small town.  What he gets instead is a mystery wrapped up in Trisha Eaton.  Trisha owns an apple orchard just outside town and someone is threatening her about events from the past.

I was sucked in from the get go.  Two damaged souls finding and loving each other.  I’m not much for ghost stories but the mystery had me on the edge of my seat and turning page after page trying to figure out who did it.  A definite re-read. 

Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) by Charlaine Harris

In this the final installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series we get to catch up with a lot of old friends.  This is a good thing because Sookie is in trouble again.  Arlene has managed to get out of jail and has been murdered and Sookie is the prime suspect.  She needs to find the real killer before what passes for justice in Bon Temps puts her away for life.  This event has shown Sookie just who her friends are and just how many of them she has. 
There has been a lot of controversy regarding this book.  I trust Charlaine Harris as an author she has rarely let me down and didn't this time.  I LOVED this book and its conclusion.  I am thrilled we got to check in with some old friends. This book is for fans of the series I don’t think you would enjoy it half as much without having read the rest of the series.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Taken by a Vampire (Vampire Queen #9) by Joey W. Hill

From the moment she was born Alanna was to become an Inherited Servant.  An honorable destiny and one she excelled at.  Until the day she betrayed her vow by turning her Master, made vampire Councilman Stephen, into the Council as a traitor (Vampire Trinity - Vampire Queen, #6).  Now the council wants to use her to find her Master and hope they can do it before he destroys her mind body and soul.  To that end they send her on the road with made vampire Evan and his servant Niall.  Being a servant to Evan is total culture shock to Alanna.  She was trained to serve the highest of the high and to make their will her own.  Evan and Niall encourage her to think outside her Masters wishes to think of herself and her wishes.  A totally foreign concept to her.  Alanna knows that when the capture Stephen they will kill him and as his third marked servant she will die with him.  But as she gets to know Evan and Niall she is determined to make the most of her time left and she learns that sometimes servitude can be more than duty.  Now that she is going to die she is just starting to live.
Once again Joey W. Hill takes us into the world of the Vampire Queen.  This story puts you through the ringer.  You run the gamut of emotions from despair to ecstasy and all points in between and ask for more.  I can’t get enough.  

Monday, May 6, 2013

Desire by Design by Paula Altenburg

Eve Doucette is a project manager for a design/build construction company.  Right now the Mayor is driving her nuts by making changes to the new city hall building her company was supposed to design and build. And now he is bringing in his high priced architect nephew to design the building and it won’t be anything like the preliminary drawing the Eve had done.  Matt Brison is a well-known architect who is doing a favor for his Uncle Bob the Mayor.  He never counted on the force of nature that is Eve.  He starts out on the wrong foot and despite the fact that she is nothing like the women he has dated in the past or is looking for in his future he finds himself drawn to Eve.  Eve has been hurt and doesn't want to be drawn to Matt but he may be the one guy she can see building a future with.

This book was hilarious!  Fans of Jill Shalvis and Kristan Higgins will love this book.  It is filled with a multitude of “I Love Lucy” moments, a sweet thoughtful man and a woman who will shake up his world.

I’d love to thank Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC in return for an honest review.  It was seriously my pleasure.

This book goes on sale May 13th.  Do yourself a favor and indulge.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox

Sweet Iowa farm girl Eden Carver moves to New York to become an actress.  She is head over heels in lust with Jay Bennett the sexy cop next door and her best friend.  Jay thinks he is too kinky for the girl next door.  Eden wonders why everybody thinks that farm girls can’t be kinky too.  She finally decides to show the NY cop just how kinky farm girls can be but will it cost her his friendship?
This is a really short story perfect for a lunch time quick read if you don’t mind squirming in your seat afterward. 

This book goes on sale on May 13th  
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Nothing But Trouble by Trish Jensen

Fun light contemporary romance.  Bar owner Laura Tanner has come up the hard way.  She has earned everything she has.  Brandon Prince was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.  Laura comes from a single parent home in the south and Brandon comes from the perfect family in the north.  So when they meet you would think they’d have nothing in common.  Well except for the explosive chemistry they seem to have for each other.  Can Brandon convince Laura that they have a chance despite coming from different worlds?
I enjoyed this light romance.  Mostly because I got a real kick out of Laura.  I hope the author is going to write Ned & Hannah’s story.

I received the ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGallery for an honest review

Looking forward to Plan Witch From Out of Town

Doing something different today.  Heather Long's next book in The Adventures of Chance Monroe is coming out May 6th and I so enjoyed the first book Earth Witches Aren't Easy that I thought I'd share the cover and blurb for Plan Witch From Out of Town.


Plan Witch From Out of Town
Publisher: Champagne Books
Release Date: May 6


Life should be getting back to normal...

Chance survived a serial killer returning from the grave and said yes to a date with her ex-lover Jack. But survivor's guilt eats away at her and her world turns upside down when earthquakes begin to rattle the landscape and devastate the region she calls home.

Madness becomes her...

Terrified that she is the source of earthquakes devastating her land, she tries to shut down her connection to Earth. But when enemies aware of how to shatter her bond to earth kidnap her, Chance faces her most desperate hour.

When the earth shakes, the witch bleeds...

Staring into the face of madness, she must learn to trust her allies or risk losing everything - and everyone she loves.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Willing Sacrifice (Knights of the Board Room #6) by Joey W. Hill

Janet Albright, executive secretary for Matt Kensington CEO of K&A has a lot of other names… Ice Queen, Dragon Lady and Mistress.  She is a strong woman and she deals with strong men every day.  In the bedroom she likes her men submissive so she can’t figure out just what her attraction to Max Ackerman.  Max, a former SEAL, is attractive but he isn't a sub by any stretch of the imagination.  Still there is chemistry there.  When they decide to explore they find they have more in common than they knew.   Maybe it will be enough.  They connect on so many levels a little give and take on both sides lead them to a possibility of a future together until ghosts from their pasts interfere.  Can their new found feelings overcome the scars of the past?
Joey W. Hill does it again!  The Knights of the Board Room series explored varied versions/levels of BDSM relationships.  In this installment she explores whether a Mistress can be happy in a relationship with someone who isn't a sub.  She handles it with sensitivity and compassion.  There is a lot going on in this book and I will read and re-read to get every drop out of it.  I am a huge fan of Joey W. Hill so I don’t know how objective I can be so I urge you to read for yourself.   

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Plus One by Brighton Walsh

Olivia is thirty two and tired of dating Mr. Wrong.  She is bright, moderately successful and pretty.  Why oh why can’t she find a decent guy?  She has decided to give up the dating scene but unfortunately she has a series of weddings to attend and there is nothing more depressing than attending a wedding solo.  Ian is Olivia’s best friends brother.  She has known and been friends with him forever so when he offers to be her plus one she accepts.  What she doesn't expect is the attraction she feels for Ian.  Can friends become lovers without it costing them a lifelong friendship?  Do they dare to find out?
I can so totally relate to Olivia.  No woman wants to go solo to a wedding.  At a certain age all your friends start to get married and you are either in the bridal party or a guest.  This quick friends to lovers story goes to more than that and is sweet as can be.

This book goes on sale May 6th

I’d like to thank Carina Press and Net Galley for giving me the opportunity to read in exchange for an honest review.