Friday, August 12, 2022

Alpha Medicine: Paranormal Dating Agency (Shifter Hospital Book 1) by Renee Hewett and Mandy Rosko


 


Blurb:

Two wolf shifters, a matchmaker, and a hospital in the middle of the Colorado mountains. Sparks will fly.

Laura Boyd is used to cleaning up her twin sister’s messes, but this time, it’s worse than ever. While at a charity conference, Laura receives a call that her sister’s in trouble. When Gerri Wilder suggests a mountain hospital and recommends a specific doctor, Laura is relieved. Hopefully, this man will be willing to turn a blind eye to her sister’s mistakes—and hopefully, the secluded location will ensure no tabloids pick up the story.

Dr. Jordan Hill patches up bodies all the time, but sometimes it hits a nerve—like when a rich, spoiled princess endangers the lives of others. He’s not going to let things slide, and he can’t be bought, even if the patient’s sister turns out to be his fated mate.

Despite the two being at odds, their wolf shifter sides have already decided they’re fated mates, and they’re going to have to deal with it!

This paranormal romance is book one in the Shifter Hospital series but can be read as a standalone. This novella is part of Milly Taiden’s Paranormal Dating Agency shared world and features matchmaker extraordinaire Gerri Wilder.

 

My review:

Twins, one the responsible sister the other is a wild child. Laura is used to being the good one and cleaning up the mess after one of her sisters escapades. She doesn’t resent it too much. This time it could have been deadly. Amy ends up in the hospital after wiping out texting while driving. The damage is even more than her shifter metabolism can handle. Gerri Wilder recommends Dr. Jordan Hill and so that’s who Laura requests to care for her sister. He is grumbly, rude and a pita. He is also hot as smoke and Laura’s fated mate.

This is a fun tale of two shifters fighting their natures because of preconceived notions. I really liked Laura she was no pushover. It took a whole lot longer for me to warm up to the opinionated Dr. Hill. But when these two finally give into their wolves, oh my!

 

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Black Forest (Little Cakes #6) by Pepper North and Paige Michaels

 


Blurb:

Cardio is good for the heart, but it isn’t the answer to finding love.

Rebounding from her husband’s affair and their subsequent divorce, Sue Taylor is on a mission to make herself irresistible to men. Convinced that exercise will fix whatever made her ex look elsewhere, she joins the gym near Little Cakes and commits to putting in the work.

When fate leads Davis Irving to coach Sue through her first workout at his gym, the silver fox is captivated by the cheerful woman in his charge. He knows his search for someone special to care for has ended. Sue doesn’t need crunches, just the special training of an experienced and devoted Daddy.

 

My review:

Sue has self-esteem issues thanks to her annoying ex. True she could afford to drop a couple of pounds and working in a bakery doesn’t help. Working up her courage she decides  to check out the gym across the way from Little Cakes. Sue did not expect the silver fox of a gym owner to take a very personal interest in her and her continuing good health. Watching Sue blossom was the cherry on top. A terrific addition to the series.

 

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton, James Patterson

 


 

Blurb:

Every song tells a story. 

She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. 

She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. 

Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny.  It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her.  And destroy her. 

 

My review:

“If you’re big star bound it’s a long hard ride…” The Ride by David Allan Coe

That’s what was playing in my head as I read this book. Success in Nashville is earned by talent, grit, determination, perseverance, and a great deal of luck. AnnieLee is a gifted young woman determined to make a future for herself. She won’t let anyone tell her she can’t. This book will immerse you in the side of the music business normal folks don’t see. It certainly isn’t all glamor and glitz.  

AnnieLee is the mystery in this book and when you find out her story it will make you think. I loved Ruthanna and Ethan and really enjoyed the ride.

 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Storm Echo (Psy-Changeling Trinity #6) by Nalini Singh

 


Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into the hearts of two fractured people in a world on the brink of a psychic Armageddon . . .

Silence has fallen. The Psy are free to feel emotion. Free to love. But Silence was never a prison for Ivan Mercant. The biggest threat to his future lies dormant in his brain—a psychic monster that wants only to feed. And now, the brutal leash he’s kept on that monster is slipping. He prepared for this day, for the end of Ivan Mercant . . . but that was before he met Lei.

As primal as she is human, this wild changeling brings color into his life, laughter to his soul. Then the dream shatters in a rain of blood, in silent bodies in the snow. Lei is gone. Vanished without a trace . . . until he meets strangely familiar eyes across a busy San Francisco street.

Soleil Bijoux Garcia is a healer who has lost everything. She exists in a world of desolate aloneness . . . till the day she finds herself face-to-face with a lethal stranger. The animal who is her other half knows this man, but her memories are tattered fragments. Sorrow and a need for vengeance are all that drive her. Her mission? To kill the alpha of the DarkRiver leopard pack.

But fate has other plans. Soon, a deadly soldier who believes himself a monster and a broken healer might be all that stand between life and death for the entire Psy race. . .
 

 

My review:

Ivan Mercant is the head of security for the Mercant family enterprises. Ivan has secrets in a family that specializes in secrets. His control is absolute even after the fall. That is until he finds a ray of sunshine in the form of an ocelot shifter who favors bright colors and happiness.

Ivan is not your typical Psy. Raised with his cousins from the age of eight he owes everything he is to the Mercant matriarch Ena Mercant. Family is everything. It gives him a reason for being and something to hold on to, keeping him from becoming a monster.

Lei is a shifter without a pack. Her life has been one crisis after another. Her cat wants Ivan and refuses to take no for an answer.

I loved this story. We get to visit with some old favorites. I like that the story emphasizes the necessity of folks from different backgrounds working together to make things happen for the good of all. This is a fantastic addition to the series.

 

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Alpha Hellclaw (Rejected Vampire Mate Book 1) by Lia Davis and and Lainie Anderson




 

Blurb:

Braxton Hellclaw, Alpha of the Hellclaw wolf pack.

Meeting my mate should be the happiest time of my life. That would be true if I didn’t find her after she’s been bitten by a vampire. She has a 50/50 chance of turning into the creature I’ve spent my life hunting. I’ve seen the effects of a vampire bite and the carnage they leave behind firsthand.

Now my mate is fighting to keep her humanity. If she turns into a vampire, I’ll have no choice but to kill her.

Freya Workman, a woman on a mission.

My ordinary, boring life is turned upside down when I’m attacked by a monster with fangs. I’m thrust into the world of vampires and shifters without the how-to survive pamphlet. I’m learning as I go and making up my own rules.

The alpha wolf who claims I’m his mate while saying he must kill me is a few cards shy of a full deck. But we have one thing in common. We want the monster who turned me dead.

To stay alive, I must prove that I can hold onto my humanity. Dying after I found the one thing I’m good at would really suck.

 

My review:

This is a case of wanting what you shouldn’t have. After watching his baby sister being killed by vampires Braxton Alpha of the Hellclaw wolf pack has made it his lifes mission to kill vampires where he finds them. As Fate would have it he finds his fated mate, a treasure beyond compare, just as she is attacked and turned. As he debates killing her she has to find her way in her new reality.

The chemistry between Braxton and Freya is scorching. Braxton’s conflict could cost him more than his intended mate. Freya is used to making the best of whatever life throws at her and is determined to do the same now that she is vampire. You have to love her determination to make lemonade out of the lemons life (and unlife) have handed her.

 

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Out on the Seas by Sheri Lyn

 


 

Blurb:

Skyler Pinkerton loved his job at the Alphabet Mafia Magazine, but when his boss and old friend gives him his latest assignment, he’s ready to give it all up. An LGBT singles cruise was the last place he wanted to go.

Nikolai Drakos was on a break from his job as an eco-warrior. When he heard about the cruise, he jumped at the chance to meet new people and have a fun relaxed trip before he got back to saving the world.

Sky had his world torn apart once already, he wasn’t willing to put his heart back on the line, not even for the sweet man who’d pulled him back into the living.

Nikolai, and their new friends aboard the cruise ship had seven days to convince Sky that love was working taking a second chance on.

 

My review:

Sky wasn’t looking for love. He was burned by his previous partner and doesn’t think he is ready to risk his heart. When he is assigned to write a story on a singles cruise he is less than thrilled.

Eco-warrior Nikolai is thrilled to be on this singles cruise if only to see new faces and make new friends. He never counted on Sky.

Can Sky open his heart to Nikolai or will he wallow in his hurt. Read on to find out in this sweet tale of finding love on a singles cruise.

 

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Voice de la Muerta by Ava Lynn Wood

 


 

Blurb:

Megan McCall has an attachment. A ghost that won’t leave her alone. A spirit that belongs to none other than Jordan Jimenez, her high school tormentor.

Running into Jordan was never in Megan’s plans and while the child psychologist in her wants to help the little girl, the wounded teenager she once was just wants to keep her distance. But her attachment won’t back down and Megan finds herself caught between her past and a present she isn’t sure she can trust. The Jordan of yesteryear was cruel and vicious, but this Jordan has a softer side that he slowly reveals piece by piece. Something about Jordan continually draws Megan in.

While the bars around Megan's heart slowly crumble, the steel cage protecting her mind stands firm. With her heart and mind at odds, Megan must decide if she can help Jordan’s daughter crossover to the other side or if the demons of her past will be her undoing.

 

My review:

The only thing I didn’t like about this story is the title. I understand why it is the title but I am sure the author could’ve come up with something different.

Child psychologist Megan McCall finds a little girl at a Dios de la Muerta celebration that turns out to be a ghost. Driven by her past and by her profession she is driven to help the precocious child.

This is a sweet tale of redemption and starting over.

 

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