Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Masquerading In the Midlife (Fanged after forty #3) by Lia Davis & L.A. Boruff

 


 

Blurb:

Forty and fanged.

That’s only half of who Hailey Whitfield is. She’s also a bounty hunter and the true mate to the vampire master who made her. The latter is something she isn’t sure she is ready for. She’d previously sworn off marriage. Never again. A true mating bond, though, seems like so much more than a marriage!

She has two months to figure out the bonding thing and she plans to put a pin in it for now. A more important mission had come up. Her friend and fellow bounty hunter, Chloe, is missing, and it’s up to the Bond Girls to bring her home.

The case takes a dangerous turn that sends Hailey and her team undercover to get an invite to the largest masquerade ball on the east coast.

Is it wrong to be excited about the ball and scared for her friend at the same time? Probably. But Hailey is taking the world by storm, one case at a time.

 

My review:

This story picks up where Staked in the Midlife left off. I was really enjoying the give and take between Hailey and Jax and trying to figure out the mystery of Chloe’s kidnapping. Kendra and Hailey’s ex had me rolling on the floor laughing. I loved this story right up to the end. Bring on the next installment ASAP.

 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Duty Bound (Angelbound Lincoln #1) by Christina Bauer

 


 

Blurb:

As the High Prince of the demon-fighting thrax, Lincoln knows he must marry for political gain. Not that he minds. For all of his eighteen years, Lincoln’s been bound to his duty. Then the prince glimpses Myla, a part-demon girl.

Everything changes.

Emotion blossoms, along with a single question: What happens when a woman you’ve never met upends your life completely?

Lincoln’s about to find out.

 

My review:

Oh; the questions this story left me with. Lincoln is a young man, Prince of the Thrax and demon fighter across realms. Till now his life has been filled with his duties. He is angered by his future father in-laws (a political marriage) disregard for the men under his command throwing away their lives and fighting Lincoln’s attempt to train them correctly. What does his future father in-law hold over Lincoln’s father? Who is Myla the part-demon girl and warrior? This book introduces you to the characters and the issues and leaves you with questions and wanting more.

 

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Monday, January 17, 2022

He's with the Band by Julie Stone


 


 

Blurb:

After twenty-three years of marriage to an utter jackass and beige décor as far as the eye can see, Campbell Cavett is now divorced. Officially. But how did she lose herself for all these years? Somehow she went from being a bold, starry-eyed young groupie who followed Golden Tiger on tour to…snapping photos of snot-nosed kids for their Pinterest moms at the local Portrait Hut.

But she takes her Divorce Party one bottle of Pinot Grigio too far and wakes to discover she’s quit her boring-ass job, arranged to sell her house, and has tickets to the Golden Tiger reunion show. Which is exactly when fate and Campbell decide it’s time to pick up where she left off all those years ago.

Now Campbell’s on tour as the official photographer of her favorite band and living the life she’s always dreamed. But backstage access means that she’s about to discover a whole lot. Not just about herself, but about a blast from her past who looks way hotter than he has any right to twenty-plus years later. Plus there’s that mind-blowing secret Golden Tiger’s been hiding from everyone. They say time can heal anything. But is six weeks on the road enough to truly start fresh?

 

My review:

Former wild child Campbell gave up the life she wanted for the one she thought she should have. Beige and boring she isn’t living she’s existing. Enough! Days after the divorce was finalized Campbell gets a chance to discover which path was the one she should have taken. This is a terrific story of what ifs and second chances.

 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Medicine Balls (Balls to the Wall #8.5) by Tara Lain

 


Blurb:

When a guy’s so far out of your league he makes you hyperventilate, it’s time to call a doctor.

Zach Elliot, MD, knows he’s pudgy and plain because his super-hot fiancé tells him it’s true. How did Zach get lucky enough to rate Johnny?

Maybe Ben McLean, the gorgeous personal trainer, can get Zach fit enough that Johnny doesn’t have to be ashamed of him at their wedding?

But when Zach’s efforts to get better cause Johnny to act a whole lot worse, Zach’s eyes start to open and a couple of sessions in a steam room with Ben give Zach new dreams.

What he really needs to be trained to do is see the truth.

Medicine Balls, a stand-alone story in the Balls to the Wall series, is a love triangle, opposites attract, friends-to-lovers, MM romance.

Content warning: body shaming.

 

My review:

Zach is a smart guy with poor self-esteem. He’s found a cute guy to marry him and wants to get fit so he can feel like maybe he deserves him. With the help of his hot ask heck personal trainer Zach drops some weight and takes a good look at his life. I felt so bad for Zach and was rooting for him.

I got this book on Prolific works. I’ve read all the Balls to the Wall books but you can read this one stand alone. A terrific addition to the series. This book kept me thinking long past the last page.

 

 


Friday, January 14, 2022

Broken Justice (The Asylum Fight Club Book 10) by Bianca Sommerland

 


 

Blurb:

Gun-for-hire River Capaldi's assignments at The Asylum should be pretty tame:

-Find a missing shrink.

-Collect intel.

-Make sure future holiday gatherings don't get bloody.

Only one problem. No one's rolling out the welcome mat until he proves he isn't a threat to the found family made up of a ragtag collection of fighters and their men. Thankfully, he's got some strong connections to smooth the way. And their trust comes with a few perks.

-His very own sub to protect.

-On-site accommodations.

-And front row seats for some sexy drama.

The longer River stays, the more drawn he is to this safe haven in the center of a brutal world. A few rounds in the ring becomes a seductive dance. Not a life he can indulge in long-term, but for the men he begins to think of as friends and lovers?

He'll sacrifice just about anything to keep it safe

Tattoo artist-in-training and non-toxic twin, Tayden Powell, enjoys the spot he's earned on the outskirts of The Asylum's core. Sure, there are times he wouldn't mind joining the inner circle, but at least he isn't neck deep in the danger they constantly face.

Until one wrong step has him drowning in it. And needing his very own merc bodyguard.

Temporary collars are coveted prizes among The Asylum subs, because they often lead to something more permanent, but Tay can tell River's got one foot out the door. And there's no way to build anything together on a foundation of secrets he can't share.

For now, Tay can have a bit of fun. Get a taste of what he's watched from the sidelines. So long as he follows his short-term Dom's one rule.

Don't fall in love.

 

My review:

Another fantastic tale from the Asylum Fight Club! This tale features two (formerly) minor characters. River and Tay made me warm all over. I love these two together. If you haven’t read the earlier books you may not get the full enjoyment from this story as it wraps up a few arcs from the former books and gives us questions going forward.

 

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Dusk Unveiled (Ravenwood Coven #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan

 


 

Blurb:

NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues her magical paranormal series where a town keeps its secrets, but an aging curse might just be their downfall.

The Christopher curse is one of legend—so old that every new generation knows they will be touched by it. With every spell muttered, every magical pull needed to save her town, Laurel Christopher knows she’s one step closer to burning to ash and leaving those she loves behind. She’ll fight with all she has to protect her people—and the man she loves—but she might not have enough strength remaining to save herself.

Jaxton Dark lost his best friend to the necromancer attacking Ravenwood but refuses to lose his mate to a curse that could take them both. He’s well aware of the loss calling them, but before he can stand up for those he loves, a betrayal cuts him to the core.

Sacrifice was always an inevitability when it comes to the curse that threatens their fate. Yet it’s only when the darkness makes a subtle and surprising move that star-crossed lovers, Laurel and Jaxton, will truly find out the meaning of who they could be and what they must give up to survive

 

My review:

This second Ravenwood Coven book will tear your heart out. We watch as Laurel is burning from the inside out denying her a future and her mate. The curse is destroying any chance at happiness they might have had. Each time she uses her magic the less time she has. And now Ravenwood is under attack again. Carrie Ann Ryan shows once again why she is a master of her craft.

 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Another Day, Another Partner by Rachel Mucha

 


Blurb:

Officer Luciana "Lulu" Martinelli prefers to work alone. Who wouldn't, after falling in love with their partner, only to have him up and leave? Unfortunately, her captain, who's also her father, is determined to pair her with someone. His latest recruit, former Boston detective Dominic Delgado, is turning out to be harder to shake than the others. Dom's as talented at his job as he is gorgeous, and the worst part is...he knows it.

Lulu can't understand why a big-city cop would want to work for a small Rhode Island police department—until he's brutally attacked after his first day on the job. Dom didn't exactly give up his old life by choice, and some pretty terrifying bad guys want him dead. Things only get stickier when Lulu's ex-boyfriend Rob resurfaces with a far-fetched explanation for leaving her, and an interesting connection to Dom.

Forced to team up with the man who shattered her heart, her dangerously charming new partner, and even her bored teenage sister home on summer break, Lulu discovers her little town isn't as crime-free as she thought — and that maybe, just maybe, having a partner to watch her back isn't the worst thing in the world. Officer Luciana "Lulu" Martinelli prefers to work alone. Who wouldn't, after falling in love with their partner, only to have him up and leave? Unfortunately, her captain, who's also her father, is determined to pair her with someone. His latest recruit, former Boston detective Dominic Delgado, is turning out to be harder to shake than the others. Dom's as talented at his job as he is gorgeous, and the worst part is...he knows it.


Lulu can't understand why a big-city cop would want to work for a small Rhode Island police department—until he's brutally attacked after his first day on the job. Dom didn't exactly give up his old life by choice, and some pretty terrifying bad guys want him dead. Things only get stickier when Lulu's ex-boyfriend Rob resurfaces with a far-fetched explanation for leaving her, and an interesting connection to Dom.

Forced to team up with the man who shattered her heart, her dangerously charming new partner, and even her bored teenage sister home on summer break, Lulu discovers her little town isn't as crime-free as she thought — and that maybe, just maybe, having a partner to watch her back isn't the worst thing in the world.

 

My review:

Another Day, Another Partner by Rachel Mucha is a laugh out loud tale of a female cop who has had a series of crappy partners. The new guy is made of better stuff and may just be the one to stick. The family dynamics had me rolling. I highly recommend this fun story.

 

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