Thursday, June 22, 2017

Protecting His Interests (Hot Heroes In Blue #1) by Suzanne Rock

What if the roles in the movie Pretty Woman got switched?

After spending months undercover at a high-end escort service, Special Agent Gabriel Ferreira hits a dead end in his case. Then a gorgeous art restorer picks him as her date, and his luck changes in more ways than one.
Gabe won’t let Scarlett Bishop come between him and his goal of taking down Miami’s newest serial killer, no matter how great she is in bed. Unfortunately, the more he tries to distance himself from the sexy redhead, the more tangled up she becomes in his investigation. Now she has a target on her back, and he must figure out her connection to the killer and keep her safe at the same time. Every second he spends with the sarcastic beauty, he becomes more infatuated. Now if only he can keep his hands off of Scarlett’s gorgeous body and concentrate on his mission before they both become pawns in the killer’s dangerous game.

My review:
Protecting His Interests is a second chance romance/romantic suspense with a fun hook. The problem is that despite being loaded with smoking hot sex scenes I wasn’t feeling the love until the very end. It took way too long for the heroine to wise up. The mystery was predictable but enjoyable. I’d chalk this one up as check your brain at the door and enjoy.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and chose to review it

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cover Fire (Valiant Knox #3) by Jess Anastasi


He'll protect her with his life...but who will protect his heart?

If the assignment is crazy, dangerous, or a little of both, Sub-Lieutenant Sebastian Rayne can’t help but take on the challenge. So when Command Intelligence tags him to fly one of their agents behind enemy lines, it seems like just another routine death-defying mission. Crash landing on the planet was a piece of cake, but the gorgeous agent he delivered safely to her meeting is now believed dead and he must return to retrieve her body.

After Agent Jenna Maxwell realizes her own people attempted to have her killed, she enlists the hot stick jockey’s help. His new mission? Sneak her back onto his ship to ferret out who wanted to get rid of her and why. But she fears her growing feelings for Seb have blinded her to his reckless insistence on helping her stay alive, and his rash behavior will cause them both to lose their lives.

My review:

Cover Fire may be the best in this series to date. Seb is not a total Alpha but he is kind, funny and troubled. CI Agent Jenna Maxwell has been in the game too long. She has lost touch with the girl she used to be and is in danger of becoming a cold unfeeling weapon the Command Intelligence folks throw at whatever they want dead. This is not a case of insta-love it will take almost getting killed to bring these two together but once they fall nothing and no one is going to break them apart. I enjoy this series and can’t wait to see what is brewing between Brenn and Cam.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bite Somebody Else (Bite Somebody, #2) by Sara Dobie Bauer

Imogene helped her newbie vampire friend Celia hook up with an adorable human, but now Celia has dropped an atomic bomb of surprise: she has a possibly blood-sucking baby on the way. Imogene is not pleased, especially when a mysterious, ancient, and annoyingly gorgeous vampire historian shows up to monitor Celia's unprecedented pregnancy.
Lord Nicholas Christopher Cuthbert III is everything Imogene hates: posh, mannerly, and totally uninterested in her. Plus, she thinks he's hiding something. So what if he smells like a fresh garden and looks like a rich boarding school kid just begging to be debauched? Imogene has self-control. Or something.
As Celia's pregnancy progresses at a freakishly fast pace, Imogene and Nicholas play an ever-escalating game of will they or won't they, until his sexy maker shows up on Admiral Key, forcing Nicholas to reveal his true intentions toward Celia's soon-to-arrive infant.

My review:
Imogene has a heart of gold and a filthy mouth. She is hopelessly lost in the 80’s. But if it wasn’t for her newbie vampire Celia wouldn’t have been able to fall in love with her hunky human, Ian. Now Celia and Ian are expecting the unexpected and it has attracted the attention of the Vampire council and they’ve sent Lord Nicholas Christopher Cuthbert III to investigate. Imogene has found the one guy immune to her charms. She is going to have to protect her friend the old fashioned way. Work for it.
The back and forth between Imogene and Nicholas is laugh out loud hysterical. The interplay between them was like watching Maddie and David from Moonlighting. The story is fairly predictable but well worth the read. If you haven’t read the first book in this series Bite Somebody I would recommend reading it first.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

New Moon (Moon #8) by Lisa Kessler

Sometimes Fate plays dirty... 

Jaguar shifter Sebastian Severino is an enigma. He lives alone, works alone, and will die alone. But the night he’s attacked by a female werewolf, nothing will ever be the same. And when his young niece is kidnapped, Sebastian, the deadliest assassin Nero has ever produced, will be forced to choose a side...

Isabelle Wood has never taken the easy path. As a bounty hunter and now a bitten werewolf without a mate, she’s searching for answers to her father’s disappearance while helping to lead an Alphaless Pack. The night she gets the opportunity to take out their enemy, with her blade at his throat, her wolf discovers her mate in the last person she can be with.

My review:
I LOVE a good redemption story. Jaguar shifter Sebastian Severino has always been chaotic neutral. Doing what is best for him at the time and let the chips fall where they may. But for the last few books, since he discovered his half sister, he has become conflicted. New Moon may be the last book in this series (pout) but it is a whole new beginning for Sebastian and a large part of that has to do with wolf shifter Isabelle Wood. Secrets come out and justice is done. A really enjoyable read.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #1) by Katie Ruggle


He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet 'Jules' Jackson, he can't seem to stay away. It doesn't help that Theo's new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules's rambunctious family.

Or that when he's with her, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye—or the heart—of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home...

And this time, there's no escape.

My review:

Run to Ground is a tale that will have you rooting for the hero and heroine, reaching for the tissues, shouting out loud and leave you with a happy heart.
Jules grabbed me from the start. She is stuck in an untenable position where she does the wrong thing for the right reasons. She is risking her future for the happiness and well being of her younger brothers and half-sister.  
K9 cop Theo Bosco has been hit with several losses in a row. His K9 partner passed from cancer then his human partner swallowed a bullet. He is hurting and angry and depressed. Then he meets the new waitress in town.
Jules never meant to fall for a cop and Theo knows Jules is hiding something but they are good for each other and we get to go along for the ride.
Action, adventure and romance this book has it all.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Claiming Her Dragons (Paranormal Dating Agency Universe) by Lia Davis


Be careful what you ask for…

The beautiful, curvy Jackie Olsen has a sex drive in hyperdrive. Her last boyfriend broke it off saying she was too exhausting for him. Without much hope for finding what she needs in the human gene pool, she turns to Gerri Wilder for help, hoping a shifter, or two, could keep up with her desires.
Jackie just isn’t prepared to go on a date with not one, but three hot dragon shifters.

My review:

If you want a quick, sexy/sweet reverse harem read this might be for you. Check your brain at the door and enjoy. This isn’t my favorite Lia Davis book but it was a fun escape.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

A Wolf in Bear's Clothing (Paranormal Dating Agency Universe) by Renee George


Since only a male heir can assume the reigns of the Orsino Bear Clan, quirky and curvy Quinn Orson needs a bear husband and fast. Quinn would willingly let go of her father’s title, wealth, and property—after all, she’s a doctor and lives independent from the clan, but if she doesn’t find a suitable mate in the next two weeks, her mom and younger sisters will suffer the harsh consequences. Quinn wants to save her family's legacy--she just doesn't want to marry some hairy beast to keep it. 

Desperate, Quinn seeks the help of the Paranormal Dating Agency. When she meets sexy security specialist Luke Dashwood, their instant attraction makes him the perfect hubby candidate. After all, if he smells like a bear and acts like a bear … then he’s a bear, right? Um  

Werewolf Luke Dashwood wants Quinn Orson, the voluptuous emergency room doctor whose beauty and smarts make his inner beast howl. When he learns she’s gone to the PDA to find a mate—he’s determined to show her that he can be her one and only. Two problems. 1. She’s the eldest daughter of the Orsino bear clan, and needs a mate to keep her family’s legacy intact. To clarify: A bear shifter mate. 2. She’s the target of a maniac hellbent on killing her before she can reclaim her birthright. 

Now, Luke’s wolf is ready to bear-up and do whatever it takes to keep the woman he loves safe—even if it means losing her forever. 

Reader Note: This book is based in Milly Taiden's Paranormal Dating Agency world, and in that spirit, there is plenty of hot sex, a smart and sexy plus-sized heroine, a hot,hunky alpha who will do anything to make her his own, and enough nail-biting action to keep you on the edge of your seats until the very end!

My review:

Dr. Quinn Orson is a smart accomplished woman who is also a bear shifter and heir to her clan but she needs to marry to keep her family and clan safe. There is trouble from within the clan in the form of her fathers second who wants Quinn so he can take over the clan and run it as he likes which won’t be good for Quinn or her sisters. She is hoping that Gerri Wilder can find her a mate her bear can live with.
Werewolf Luke Dashwood wants Quinn but she needs a bear. There doesn’t seem to be a way through for them but Gerri is never wrong and we get to go along for the ride.
A Wolf in Bear's Clothing is a fast paced, sexy romp that will keep you flipping pages to the very end.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jupiter's Shadow (Smoky Mountain Wolves #1) by TL Reeve


Jupiter “Pip” Baldwin, isn’t ready to settle down and produce heirs for the Sequatchie Pack. As the Alpha’s daughter and only child, she is destined to continue his bloodline, while allowing her mate to lead the pack—an archaic rule of the collective Smoky Mountain Wolves packs.
On her thirty-second birthday, five men will be presented to her for choosing. It’s not about love in her pack. It’s about power. When each man reveals who they are, and what they’re capable, Jupiter finds herself in over her head.
Will she be able to narrow down her choices, to the perfect “match,” or will Jupiter find she can’t let any of them go?
Change is coming to the Sequatchie pack, and Jupiter must blaze the trail…

My review:

Jupiter's Shadow is the first in a new series. This is a reverse harem shifters story that has a lot of smoking hot sex but it is all part of the story. I liked Pip and her guys. I had a bit of a problem figuring out her father’s motivations but eventually all worked out. This is a fun story with a bit of angst but mostly a strong woman coming into her own.
Warning there is a m/m scene but it is important to the story (it is also sizzling hot)

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Wolf's Royal Baby (Howls Romance #11) by Milly Taiden


Harper Burns was just abducted from her house by four big, bad shifters. When she finds out her father traded her for his life to a wolf king, she’s ready to escape. Even more confusing is the fact Sebastian tells her she must have his baby. The craziest part is she’s actually considering it. Clearly, she lost her mind on the car ride to the castle. 

Sebastian Roarhart is shifter royalty. He’s been cursed and needs to have a child or die. Now, he has to convince Harper to see him as more than some man holding her hostage. He needs her to fall for him. But it’s harder than he realizes when someone in his castle keeps trying to kill her. 

Sebastian has secrets he’s keeping to save Harper from heartache. Harper knows one thing for sure: she can’t let him die. Not when he’s the first man in her life to show her how special she is. Time’s running out. When truths come to light about her family and past, only the man she’s come to love will be able to keep her safe. 

Reader's Note: This is a dirty, sexy, romantic story meant to make you fall in love with a scarred alpha king. Enjoy 

My review:

Werewolves, curses, murder and love this story has it all. Sebastian Roarhart is shifter royalty. He’s been cursed and needs to have a child or die. He has known since her high school prom that Harper Burns is his fated mate. Time is running short and Sebastian has no choice but to kidnap Harper and find a way to convince to have his child. He will try nice first but isn’t opposed to playing dirty.
This is a fun sometimes silly, sometimes sad and always sexy story. It started a little slow but picked up speed quickly. Stick with it and you too will fall for Sebastian and Harper.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Magic Burn (Shifting Magic #2) by Catherine Vale

Just survive. That's been Kaye's goal since discovering that a murderous Warlock sent a gargoyle to kill her. Now forced into the shadows in search of a powerful dragon clan, as a ruthless army of darkness hunts them down, she must form uneasy alliances, and unravel the secrets of her true identity.
Magic Burn is the second book in the urban fantasy Shifting Magic series. Don't miss this thrilling world of magic, mayhem and sacrifice, in the battle against dark forces.

Shifting Magic Series:
Magic Fire: Book 1
Magic Burn: Book 2
Magic Blaze: Book 3 (available July 2017)

This book contains explicit language, violence, and content suitable for adults. It also features a fierce heroine, powerful dragon shifter and tons of colorful, otherworldly characters.

My review:
In this second installment of this terrific series Fae/Dragon shifter hybrid Kaye, her Fae half brother Zayne and Dragon shifter Darius are off to war. The wicked Warlock Abramelin is determined to wipe out shifters of any kind and thinks that Kaye is an abomination. Zayne is the leader of the resistance and sends Darius and Kaye to rally shifters to the defense. Along the way Darius and Kaye grow closer and we find out a whole lot more about each of them. I love that the author is not rushing their relationship. This story rocked from the first page to the last. But I have to say Spiders ewww.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Middleman by Jayne Rylon


A standalone novel from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jayne Rylon. 

I don’t kneel for any man. Not anymore. 
I had the perfect dominant boyfriend. Then Cortez left me to save the world. 
After two and a half years lost drowning my misery in bad decisions, one man changed everything. 
Rogan is the perfect submissive, who puts me back in control of both him and my life. 
Until Cortez comes home. 
Who am I? Cortez’s bottom or Rogan’s top? 
Maybe I’m both. 
Maybe I was made to be their middleman. 

My review:

You can always count on Jayne Rylon for a smoking hot story and this is no different. The problems come in when they are out of bed. I felt the angst and pain but I think forgiveness came too fast. Not the authors best but overall a steamy read and well worth it.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Missing Mate (O'Neil Pack Series) by Roxanne Witherell


Missing Mate

Jessica Salone had a one night stand that resulted in twins. Years later, a hereditary issue arises. The only way to help her son is to get in touch with his father, who doesn’t even know the twins exist. Facing her regrets head on, she takes her twins to the resort where it all started. Will Alexander reject them? Will Jessica find the answers she needs? Or will she be thrown into a world of the unknown.
Alexander Jamison is trying to find information as to why unknown shifters have been in the area. When he hears that a woman called asking questions, he is suspicious. Is something in his past catching up to him? Could the timing be a coincidence or is there something more sinister going on?

My review:

When a one night stand ends up with Jessica pregnant with twins and the father oblivious it could have been worse. Now, it just got worse as the babies are now three years old and they turn into wolf puppies! Jessica never knew shifters existed but has now become a believer. She needs help. She has to go back to the resort and find the twins dad, explain why she didn’t tell him sooner and find out what she needs to know about raising shifters.

One of the things I like best about finding new authors is watching them improve with each book. This is Roxanne Witherells’ fourth book and each gets successively better. The writing is a little stiff in this book but the story is so exciting you don’t really mind. I think that this author is well worth growing with. I should mention I drooled a little bit on this cover.

For a different type of tale you need to read Missing Mate

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dragon My Heart Around (Paranormal Dating Agency Universe) by Marianne Morea

A dragon shifter, a curse, a rare book, and the woman who is the key to setting him free…
Finding the love of a lifetime won’t happen between the dusty pages of old books, but for researcher Camille Forester, it’s her job. She’s hopeful a call to Gerri Wilder and the Paranormal Dating Agency will fix the lack of romance in her quiet librarian’s life and put her between the sheets instead of just between the pages. What she didn’t expect was the fantasy hero who appeared in her living room, naked and ready to please. Talk about a book boyfriend come to life! A sex-slave cursed into the book Gerri gave her, his story is too fanciful to believe, yet somehow Camille knows he’s telling the truth. Now all she wants is him and to break the curse so they can have their own happily ever after.

My review:
INCREDIBLE! In this addition to the PDA universe, Marianne Morea, has given us a sexy adventure and new information about the enigmatic Gerri Wilder.  Dragon My Heart Around is a sexy dragon shifter romantic fantasy that I will re-read often. I heartily recommend it!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

His Twisted Tail (Paranormal Dating Agency Universe) by Melanie James

Calder Lorenson inherits one hell of a mess when he’s thrust into the limelight to fill the role of Alpha at Twisted Tail Pack. With treachery in the ranks, Calder quickly finds himself in over his head. If that wasn’t enough to deal with, pack law decrees that he must be mated.
With no time to spare, Calder does the only thing he can think of—asks for a little help from a famous matchmaker, Gerri Wilder. Will Gerri be able to locate his mate before the looming deadline? Or will Calder have to face the consequences set by pack law?

My review:
Melanie James hits another out of the park! One of the reasons I read Melanie James’s books is because she manages to inject humor into the most difficult of situations. New Alpha Calder Lorenson is being forced to find a mate to satisfy some archaic law dug up by his enemies. In an effort to find a mate he can be happy with he calls Gerri Wilder’s PDA.
Dr. Daisy Parks is an ER doctor with no life outside work to speak of.  When she literally bumps into Gerri Wilder she doesn’t yet know that she is about to enter the adventure of a lifetime. Now all they have to do is survive it.
A fun twist with action, adventure and love wrapped up in one sweet tale.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Love Unleashed (A Paw Enforcement Novel) by Diane Kelly

Bestselling author Diane Kelly brings the heat to her popular Paw Enforcement series when sparks fly between a teacher and a firefighter in Love Unleashed.
Between wrangling her rambunctious kindergarten class and trying to catch an elusive Dalmatian pup who’s been hanging around the playground, teacher Jessica Bellingham can hardly seem to catch her breath. And when hot, hunky fireman Louie DeLuca arrives to teach the children about fire safety, she just might need mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Who’d have thought a yellow slicker could be so sexy?
Things heat up quickly, igniting a passion the two would gladly allow to consume them. But will their romance become a four-alarm blaze, or will a dark secret from Jesse’s past threaten to cool things off for good? And what will become of the playful puppy who seems to stay just out of reach?

My review:
Love Unleashed is a sweet spinoff into the firefighter side of the Paw Enforcement series. 

Fireman Lieutenant Louie DeLuca works out of the same house as Seth, Frankie and Blaze. He is tired of women hitting on him just because he has a hot bod. Being in shape is part of the job it isn’t who he is. 

Jessica Bellingham is a cute kindergarten teacher with more curls than she knows what to do with. She loves her job and her life and she would love to share it with someone. The attraction between the two is instant and super hot but they both have secrets. Will those secrets keep them apart?

Yes, the whole thing is terribly predictable but these characters are so lovable and real you just have to find out how they are going to overcome and get together. It may take a little Stinker of a pup. I really enjoyed this quick, sweet read.

You don’t have to have read any of the Paw Enforcement stories to enjoy this one but if you enjoy this one you may want to check them out. I love them.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Inked Expressions (Montgomery Ink #7) by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Montgomery Ink Series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues with the brother who keeps his secret and the one woman he shouldn’t want.

Everly Law married the love of her life and on the eve of giving birth to their twins, lost him in a tragic accident. Now she’s a single mother working overtime at her bookstore trying to make sure her boys have the life they deserve. Her life is busy enough without her adding dating a Montgomery. As past secrets come to light, she’ll need Storm more than ever—even if she doesn’t realize it.

Storm Montgomery has spent his life atoning for sins that only few know he’s committed. When he lost his best friend, he promised his widow that he’d always be there for her—even when she wanted nothing to do with him. But when a single touch ignites passions they’ve both buried deep inside, he’ll have to remember exactly who is in his arms and that taking chances might be far more dangerous than they bargained for.

My review:
Author Carrie Ann Ryan has done it again!  Storm Montgomery has been sitting quietly among his boisterous siblings just waiting for his turn to break our hearts. And oh how his story tore me up. When he finds himself falling for his best friends widow, Everly, I thought things would pick up for them but nooo the author had to put them through even more stuff before they could get their happy. This book will take you on an emotional ride you won’t soon forget.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wolf Hunt (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #6) by Paige Tyler

Remy Boudreaux is back in his hometown, New Orleans. He's there with three of his fellow Dallas SWAT officers for a week of training with the NOLA PD. On the eve of a tropical storm, Remy and his buddies prowl the French Quarter. One tantalizing scent captures Remy's senses, forcing him to follow until he is face to face with Triana Bellamy—his beautiful high school crush.

After reconnecting, Remy and Triana are close—very. Remy struggles to keep things casual. Ever since his partner—and first love—was killed on the job, he's kept women at a distance.

But when a mysterious wolf pendant ropes them both into danger, Remy's protective instincts kick in. He may have to reveal his true self...and hope Triana accepts him.

My review:
Anything can happen in NOLA and for Dallas SWAT werewolf, Remy Boudreaux, that would mean forgiving himself and letting himself love again. It is going to take his nerdy high school crush, Triana Bellamy, now all grown up mother to crack through the shell around his heart to help him learn to love again. This is a high energy, fast paced sweet and sexy addition to the series and I thoroughly enjoyed every page. This book also hints at a danger to the wolves much bigger than any perp they’ve encountered to date. Bring it!

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Monday, June 5, 2017

A Grave Calling (Bodies of Evidence #1) by Wendy Roberts

There had been no attempt to bury the dead girl, naked except for the white ribbon tied to her wrist
Twenty-five-year-old Julie Hall has a unique ability: when she takes up a dowsing rod, she finds not water but bodies. To Julie, it's a curse, not a gift, and one she rarely uses—she prefers her quiet life in a trailer, with her grandfather and her dog for company. But when FBI agent Garrett Pierce shows up at her door seeking help with a case, she has no choice but to assist with their search.
Three girls are still missing. The killer is still out there. As bodies are discovered and more girls disappear, the case becomes almost more than Julie can bear. And when the killer turns his sights toward her, even her growing relationship with the protective Agent Garrett may not be enough to save her.

My review:
WOW! This book kept me riveted. I could not put it down. This story takes you on twists and turns you don’t see coming. Fans of the Harper Connelly stories by Charlaine Harris will love this story. This is the first I’ve read by this author but I assure you it won’t be the last.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews

The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …

My review:
I feel like I have been waiting forever for this book. It was well worth the wait.
Nevada Baylor is a young woman with strong magic. She is pretty much self-taught and probably wouldn’t be as far along as she is if it hadn’t been for a push from the incredibly gifted and totally sexy Connor "Mad" Rogan. At the end of the first book Nevada pushed aside Connors advances because despite being attracted to him she feels he lacks empathy and would only be using her. Now two months after the ending of the first book she and Connor are once again thrown together to solve a convoluted case that will test their gifts and force them to confront their feelings for each other. Nevada is just what Connor needs to keep him grounded and Connor can help keep Nevada’s family safe.
This book takes you on a fantastic ride and keeps you flipping pages. I am really glad I won’t have to wait quite so long for the next installment.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Piece of Tail (Paranormal Dating Agency #13) by Milly Taiden


Paranormal Dating Agency Book 13 - STANDALONE 

***You don't have to read any of the other books in the series to read this one. It's 100% standalone*** 

A female Prowl Leader? Unthinkable. It’s what Becca Duran has dealt with since the sudden, tragic death of her brother. Now, the leopard council demands she mates an alpha, whether she loves him or not. Given no choice, Becca takes a chance on Gerri Wilder’s PDA. It should be simple. Get a match and move on. Except, it’s not. It’s hard (thick and hard) with large muscles and a panty-wetting smile. 

Jaylon Ross has thirty days to find a mate to help solidify his pack or face the consequences of an unhappy council. Forcing his hand, he makes an appointment with Gerri for help, but stumbles into the answer to his prayers in the heart of Manhattan. A sexy, curvy, sarcastic feline he dreams of stroking and wants to hear purr. 

The two collide and more than instant sparks ignite with an attraction neither can ignore. Of course, nothing is as easy as it seems. Becca’s past and Jaylon’s present throw a monkey wrench into what should be so simple. Now they fight to find a way to stay together. Oh, and alive. 

Reader's Note: This book is smoking hot. Like it dirty? With biting, scratching know? If you do, check this baby out. It's sure to please your dirty mind. If you don't like these types of romances, keep it moving. 

My review:
Curvy Latina Becca Duran is the leader of her Prowl (mountain leopard shifters) who is being forced by the council to find an Alpha to mate or they will find one for her.
Jaylon Ross is the new Alpha of his wolf pack and his council has given him thirty days to find a mate or they will find one for him.
They each reach out to Gerri Wilder’s Paranormal Dating Agency in hopes that she can find them someone that make them and their respective councils happy.
This is a terrific addition to the PDA series. I loved both of these characters. They were perfectly flawed and perfect for each other. Who says dogs and cats can’t get along?

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Tradition Be Damned (Last Hope Book 1) by Rebecca Royce


It is the end of days…

Taken from her family at birth, and raised by the mystic Sisterhood, Anne understands she will fight the demons for the rest of her life. Often referred to as the Weird Sister, Anne longs for a life she knows she can never have and dreams of her five guards affections although she believes they hold her in disdain.

She couldn’t be more wrong.

Bryant, Mason, Garrett, Kieran and Milo see Anne for who she is and they’ve loved her every day they’ve known her, although they can never see her face. Fate has chosen them as her beloveds and when the already destroyed world falls apart, they will see they are meant to be…and that maybe all hope is not lost at all. Maybe it is just the beginning.

My review:

Tradition Be Damned by Rebecca Royce is a dystopian/reverse harem story that will enthrall you from the very first page. Our heroine demon hunter Sister Anne has always felt like the Weird Sister. She has a good heart and isn’t comfortable with the structure of the order she was raised in. Turns out there is a reason for that and that is what this book is all about. Fantastic world building and engaging characters make this a fantastic start to a new series. I really look forward to the next installment.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Return of the Chauffeur's Son by Tara Lain

Luca McGrath may be returning to Napa Valley, California as a promising chef with dreams of starting his own restaurant and winery, but his heart still lives with bad-boy billionaire’s son, James Armstrong. Luca spent his childhood playing games with the golden boy of California society, so blinded by James he barely noticed the dark, quiet lure of his conservative older brother, Dylan Armstrong.
But now, Luca’s home and his own powers of attraction are enough to make James question his dedicated heterosexuality and his promised marriage to a wealthy and powerful businesswoman. The obvious attraction between Luca and James spurs Dylan into action—but he’s fighting a huge secret. While Luca dreamed of James, Dylan dreamed of Luca. When Luca gets caught in the struggle between the brothers and gets accused of culinary espionage he’s ready to chuck the fairy tale—unable to even imagine Dylan’s power to make his dreams come true.

My review:
Return of the Chauffeur's Son by Tara Lain is a wonderful take on an old trope. I don’t want to give away anything so I will just say it was a fun trip watching love prevail. There were times I wanted to smack Luca upside his head for missing the obvious but he had to come to it on his own and oh what fun the ride is. I totally enjoyed watching Luca grow up and find love. I adored his father and was doing the happy dance at the end.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Innkeeper Chronicles Volume 1 (Innkeeper Chronicles #1-3) by Ilona Andrews

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Doris Mantair.

Subterranean Press is pleased to present, from NYT #1 bestselling author Ilona Andrews, an omnibus of the first three novels in the Innkeeper series. Our edition will be huge (over 760 pages), with an original full-color wraparound dust jacket, as well as full-color and black-and-white interior illustrations by Doris Mantair.
Meet Dina Demille, a nice Texas gal who runs a seemingly ordinary, quaint B&B.  But Dina’s inn is a magic, thinking entity; her fluffy Shih-tzu, Beast really is a beast; and her guests are the kind that no one on earth is supposed to know about:  guests like a dethroned galactic tyrant with a massive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced—and superhot—alpha-strain werewolf.

So don’t expect a normal stay…and don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage….

In Clean Sweep, Dina—with the unwanted assistance of newcomer (and alpha werewolf) Sean Evans and Arland, a cosmic vampire soldier—takes on an extraterrestrial killing machine that could destroy her Inn, her neighbors, and everything she holds dear.

Sweep in Peace, finds Dina hosting an anything-but peace summit between three warring intergalactic species; Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char.  

One Fell Sweep sends Dina to the galaxy’s worst penal colony to rescue her sister; and back home to fend off a clan of assassins in pursuit, all while saving a guest’s civilization from annihilation…and searching for her missing parents. 

My review:
The Innkeeper Chronicles Volume 1 contains three fantastic tales and some incredible artwork. It goes to show why I think that the Ilona Andrews team is among the best at world building, When reading an Ilona Andrews book I am swept into a fully functioning world and can see and feel things as they happen to our heroine the Innkeeper Dina Demille. Dina is totally relatable. Not perfect but she tries hard. I love the fact that these stories are female positive. 
Clean Sweep – The first rule of Innkeeping is don’t let the normal know what is going on. An extraterrestrial visitor is determined to test Dina’s boundries. With the help of her new neighbor alpha-strain werewolf Sean Evans and Arland, a cosmic vampire soldier Dina is more than up to the challenge.
Sweep in Peace – Dina hosts intergalactic peace talks that are anything but peaceful.  This tests her abilities as Innkeeper but she is more than up to the task and then end results will more than make up for the inconvenience. I loved revisiting with some of the characters from The Edge.  George, Jack and Lark were exactly how I envisioned them.
One Fell Sweep – This story was the best of them all. It goes into what it really means to be an Innkeeper and has the added benefit of bring all our favorite characters back together and introducing us to a few more.

This is more than a book it is a work of art.

ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Physical Forces (K-9 Rescue #6) by D.D. Ayres

Macayla Burkett is no ordinary private eye. She’s a pet detective, dedicated to tracking down missing dogs and cats. When two famous racing greyhounds disappear and turn up dead, Macayla finds herself in the midst of a much more serious case. And when the thieves target her and threaten her life, she realizes she’s in grave danger—until a ridiculously handsome stranger enters the picture …
Oliver Kelly may look like a male stripper, but his muscles aren’t just for show. The gorgeous Australian is co-owner of a K-9 Search and Rescue service dedicated to saving those in danger. When he and his K-9 partner, an Australian shepherd named Jackeroo, rescue the fiery detective from trouble, the sparks begin to fly. And when they join forces to stop a widespread case of animal theft, it unleashes a torrent of passion that’s impossible to tame…

My review:

Physical Forces is an outstanding addition to this series! Pet detective Macayla Burkett and BARKS co-owner Oliver Kelly have the best meet cute I’ve read in a while. Oliver hasn’t let his disability slow him down from anything he has wanted to do except maybe getting close to a woman outside of the bedroom. Macayla is starting over. She has a new life in a new town and just wants to earn enough to keep a roof over her head, food in her belly and to forget. But trouble seems to find her and the sexy Aussie and his incredible K9 are determined to help. Watching Mac and Oliver learn to love each other is well worth the read.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Then Came Wanda...With A Baby Carriage (Accidentals #15) by Dakota Cassidy


There’s almost nothing Wanda Jefferson wants more than a family to call her own, and she’s almost got it all with her husband Heath, a beautiful home in the suburbs, and her soul-satisfying work with her best friends as part of OOPS—a paranormal crisis hotline.
Yet still, there’s a tiny hole in Wanda’s heart she longs to fill with a baby. As she and Heath explore adoption, and finally bring home a beautiful baby boy with the support of their friends and family, everything that can go wrong, does.
First, no one, not even Nina the baby-loving vampire, can soothe the cranky infant. He’s cries constantly, bringing Wanda’s insecurities as a new mother out in full force. Then banshee, Sal Brice and sexy skinwalker, Grey Hamlin show up, and yikes, do they have a tale to tell—one that involves a diabolical plan that threatens Wanda’s newly formed family!
You know what that means, right? Hell hath no fury like the OOPS women on a case!

My review:

This addition to the Accidentals series has more aww than haha but is still a wonderful read. Wanda and Heath have adopted a little boy and the gang is thrilled for them. But it is going to take an outsider to tell them why the sweet little boy won’t stop crying. But by doing so she has put them all in danger. The OOPS family surrounds the wagons and even adopts a few new members. This story reminds us that there is the family you are born into and then there is the family you choose. I loved that even Wanda the sweetest most put together member of the team has moments of insecurity too. I adored this sweet read and revisiting the OOPS gang.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saving His Wolf (Shifter Wars) by Kerry Adrienne


From USA TODAY bestselling author Kerry Adrienne comes a riveting novella perfect for fans of the Shifter Wars series 

Olivia, born blind and without the ability to shift, yearns to seek her own fate away from her watchful and devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form, she's alone and at risk in the forest's brutal winter when she's rescued by a park ranger and taken to his cabin in Deep Creek. By the warmth of a crackling fire, she's comforted by his presence. But it's his rugged scent that stirs something in her she's never felt before.
Bear shifter Powell sensed the instant he held her that Olivia was his mate. He also knew she had the untapped powers to discover her true shifting nature--if only he could convince her to trust in him, and to believe in herself. Now the one thing that stands to threaten their healing mating hunger is Olivia's distrusting and vigilant pack. A pack prepared to do anything to get her back.
But there is no danger as strong, no desire so liberating as what Powell is bringing out in her--because Olivia can finally see where her destiny lies. 

My review:
Saving His Wolf by Kerry Adrienne is a sweet PNR about overcoming obstacles, finding yourself and love. Olivia is determined to avoid being force to mate the sadistic second of her pack. She is blind and unable to shift. She runs away during a snow storm. Gets hurt and off track. She is found by bear shifter Powell. Powell doesn’t want a mate but fate has given him one in Olivia. These two have a bit to learn about themselves before they can get to a HEA. This is a short, sweet and sexy tale that will get you thinking.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sassy Ever After: The Sweetest Sass by Alyse Zaftig


My bakery is struck by lightning.
Firefighters show up to fight the blaze during the thunderstorm. Two of them wrap me up in a blanket, give me coffee, and take me home.
We agree to meet the next day.
And the next.
And get the picture. Not surprising when I figure out I'm pregnant.
But they have a secret that they haven't told me. I'm a boring old human.
They're not.

My review:

Raven meets two wolf shifter firefighters on what is one of the worst days of her life. Who knew it was the start of the rest of her life. Orion and Quinton have known they would share a mate. They just never figured their mate would be human. I liked the story well enough but it really didn’t do anything for me. Maybe it was all the interruptions. If you want a quick sexy read give it a try.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick


Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of ’Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins…
When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool…
The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn’t resist—especially since she’s just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene’s investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment.
Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician—until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can’t let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago…
With Oliver’s help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past—always just out of sight—could drag them both under…

My review:

In The Girl Who Knew Too Much by  we are transported to America in the 1930’s. There are several murders and several suspects each with different motives. The ending will blow you away! I loved the location and excitement of the era. The author whirled me away to a more glamorous past and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Noble Intentions by Andrew Grey

Robert Morton is in for the surprise of a lifetime. His mother, a bit of a rebel, raised him away from the rest of the family, and it's not until he's contacted by his lawyer about an inheritance that he learns who he truly is: the new Earl of Hantford. His legacy includes ownership of the historic Ashton Park Estate--which needs repairs Robert cannot afford. He'll simply do what the nobility has done for centuries when in need of money. He'll marry it.

Tech wizard Daniel Fabian is wealthy and successful. In fact, he has almost everything--except a title to make him worthy in the eyes of the old-money snobs he went to prep school with. His high school reunion is looming, and he's determined to attend it as a member of the aristocracy.

That's where Robert comes in.

Daniel has the money, Robert has the name, and both of them know they can help each other out. But their marriage of convenience has the potential to become a real love match--unless a threat to Daniel's business ruins everything.

My review:
Noble Intentions by Andrew Grey is a sweet arranged marriage / matchmaker romance. Barrister Robert Morton (now Earl of Hantford) and American tech wizard Daniel Fabian are more alike than different. They are both consumed by their work. Their love lives are practically nonexistent. But their reasons for getting together couldn’t be more different. Robert wants to protect the past and Daniel wants to overcome it. Regardless of how they came together watching them grow together was worth the read.

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