Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Case of the Voracious Vintner (The Middlemark Mysteries #2) by Tara Lain

Where Bo Marchand comes from, gay men are just confirmed bachelors who never found the right girl. But now Bo’s a successful winemaker on the central coast of California, supporting his whole damned Georgia family, and all he really wants is the beautiful, slightly mysterious Jeremy Aames.

Jeremy’s vineyard is under threat from Ernest Ottersen, the voracious winemaker who seems to know all Jeremy’s blending secrets and manages to grab all his customers. Bo tries to help Jeremy and even provides a phony alibi for Jeremy when Ottersen turns up dead in Jeremy’s tasting room. But it’s clear Jeremy isn’t who he claims, and Bo must decide if it’s worth tossing over his established life for a man who doesn’t seem to trust anyone. When Jeremy gets kidnapped, some of the conservative winemakers turn out to be kinky sex fiends, and the list of murderers keeps dwindling down to Jeremy. Bo has to choose between hopping on his white horse or climbing back in his peach-pie-lined closet.

My review:
I loved the mystery, the twists and turns, and the attraction between Jeremy and Bo. I liked catching up with Blaise and Llewellyn from The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean. I loved Jeremy although I wanted to cry about his backstory. I liked Bo well enough but I’ve lived in Georgia for over 30 years and have never met anyone who speaks like Bo. He was a caricature, a bad stereotype and I’m afraid it spoiled the story for me just a bit.  

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1) by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick

One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1) by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick

First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled desire. 

For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…


And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?

My review:
Cowboy loving and romantic suspense. This book has it all. Hot cowboy sheriff falls for a pest from the past. Sam has grown up and she is smart and sassy and she hits all the buttons for Hunter. This is a sharp and sexy story that will leave you limp. Bring on Jacob’s story.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Dead as a Door Knocker (House-Flipper Mystery #1) by Diane Kelly

The first in a brand-new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville--where the real estate market is to die for. 

Meet Whitney Whitaker. A hopeless romantic when it comes to real estate, she knows what it takes to find--and flip--the home of one's dreams. A fixer-upper is like catnip to Whitney: she can't resist the challenge of turning an eyesore into a priceless work of art. So when one of her clients decides to liquidate a crumbling property, Whitney seizes the opportunity to purchase it for a song. But soon a curious incident of the cat in the night-time leads to a change in tune. . .

Sawdust is the name of Whitney's cat--of course. Whitney's passion for gut-renovation may be a mystery to him but one thing Sawdust knows for sure is this: Dead bodies don't belong in flower beds. So why is there one in this new, albeit old, house? Now it's up to Whitney, along with the help of hot-and-cold Nashville Police Detective Collin Flynn, to find the truth about what happened before the mortgage property forecloses and Whitney loses her investment. . .and maybe her own life.

My review:
The first in a delightful new cozy mystery series by Diane Kelly Dead as a Door Knocker is a total winner with terrific characters and a cute as can be cat named Sawdust. I like that Whitney Whitaker is a woman in a male dominated field who holds her own and is comfortable in her own skin. I truly enjoyed this and look forward to future installments.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Kissing the Suspect (Mystical Melvilles Book 1) by Kimberly Frost

Callie sees the future. The universe expects her to deal with it...

Callie Melville doesn't know the first thing about solving crimes. Especially one that hasn't happened yet.

Callie's a Melville storm survivor. Her family has a history of being struck by lightning, only to wake with mystical powers. Now a premonition leads Callie to the prime suspect in the upcoming abduction of a pretty teenager. At first the sizzling chemistry between Callie and the attractive ex-Marine makes investigating him easier, but the more personal things get, the higher the stakes become. 

Add in a massive mutt with bad manners, a nasty new police chief who’s gunning for her, and an irrepressible octogenarian, and life has become pretty complicated. Will she rescue the teen girl in time? Or will Callie become a casualty of the vision herself?

No one ever said being a Melville was easy.

My review:
Kissing the Suspect is a laugh out loud romp that will have you believing in the impossible. Callie and Rufus are adorable and Brink is a mountain worth climbing.  For a fun escape I highly recommend. I look forward to more in this series.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Alpha's Chase by Milly Taiden & Marianne Morea

Cecily Montgomery can’t believe the terms of her father’s will. Marry within a year and produce an heir, or lose everything. The pressure is on to find a hot young stud who’ll help her out with a couple of orgasms that will lead to an offspring. Easy peasy, right? Where’s the vodka when she needs it? 

Chase Villarreal isn’t looking for marriage, but when the sexiest woman he’s ever laid eyes on needs rescuing, he finds himself saying ‘I do’. She’s a handful and totally out of his league, but none of that matters because now she’s his. 

When danger comes calling and his wife’s life is at risk, Chase is ready to show anyone he’ll protect what’s his. But will Cecily give up her for fortune for a lifetime with him or will terror strike before they get to their happily ever after?

My review:
Smart, curvy and alpha Puma shifter Cecily Montgomery is forced by the draconian terms of her fathers will to marry and get with child within a year of his death or lose it all. If her wicked stepmother and her son wouldn’t benefit she would say screw it all but those creeps don’t deserve a nickel of her fathers legacy. While bemoaning her fate she meets hunky bar owner Chase Villarreal. One thing leads to a Vegas wedding and a Colorado countryside honeymoon.
This is a sexy escape. Check your brain at the door and enjoy Chase and Cecily getting to know each other. This is a smoking hot series of unfortunate events that will leave you sweaty and with a smile on your face.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Dragon's Curvy Patient (Dragon's Curvy Romance #4) by Mychal Daniels

“Cole… bae, are you my bae?” she asked with an obvious struggle to form words. “Can I ride on your back naked, like in that strength picture?”
“What?” He stopped himself realizing her concussion was showing its handy work. He leaned back to break her spell before adding, “Maybe later, after we get you back on your feet.”
Time for a reset.
Sabra Patterson has bitten off more than she can chew. After a legal miscalculation, Sabra’s kiddie-pageant hairstyling company has failed. She’s been social media shamed and facing bankruptcy—at the tender age of twenty-eight!
When a desperate Sabra Patterson asks her best friend to do an Oracle reading, little does she know that the wheels of destiny start to spin.
She’s facing the cataclysmic collapse of her business. Determined to regroup and rebuild herself by following her true passion, Sabra is talked into giving a speech that forever changes the course of her life.
Sabra Patterson can’t believe the tall sexiness wearing the Sour Patch Kids face has the nerve to approach her. After a night of scowling and doing everything to ignore her, this guy is trying to be kind and helpful? She’s got work to do. He’s offering to help, and she’s calling his bluff.
Sabra isn’t ready for the sucker punch fate throws her way. When she falls, both literally and figuratively, under the care of this Doctor, her life is turned upside down. Will Sabra be able to resist the charms of the sexy doctor to return to her plan to build her new company? Or, will she succumb to forces so powerful they promise to rewrite the fundamental definition of who she is?

Family duty and honor rule his way.
Doctor Colson Kelnar is the even-tempered, self-controlled one of the Kelnar Dragons. No brute force, macho man Dragon tactics for him. No, he’s refined and has life under control.
His private medical services company’ success has grown to the point where he’s able to spend his time raising his young daughter and fulfilling family social obligations. That’s what he’s attempting to do when fate hooks him into the pursuit of his heart’s greatest treasure.
Sabra Patterson is that rare jewel that knocks Colson off his perfect equilibrium. She’s an independent spirit who has no problem proclaiming that she does what she wants. How can he not do everything in his power to claim her? She’s his perfect mate.
Desperate times call for drastic measures. When the mating thrall throws him off his usual self-disciplined game, Colson has to re-evaluate his idea of how to woo his mate. After a few failed attempts, his Dragon is pissed, and he’s desperate enough to take advice from a werewolf! There isn’t anything he won’t do to win her heart.
Unable to think of anything but winning his mate, he must rely on the wisdom of his Dragon to guide him through. With his hunger for his mate growing exponentially and an inability to have an appetite for anything but her, will Colson finally get Sabra to accept him as her mate, or will he be doomed to the fate of a shell of himself?

My review:
Dragon's Curvy Patient is a cerebrally sexy shifter romance. Voluptuous Sabra Patterson is at a crossroads in her life when her business goes under and she meets dragon shifter, single father Doctor Colson Kelnar who is flabbergasted to find that she is his destined mate. Now all he has to do is figure out how to convince the independent woman she is meant for him. The chase is exhausting and wonderful. The surrender sublime. I am looking forward to seeing Chloe and Tilar find their happiness as well.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Infinitely Human (Only Human #6) by Candace Blevins

Book six of the ONLY HUMAN series… 

Kirsten is determined to get the piece of Josh’s soul back from the Siabhra. Her plan will fix another problem, but Abbott won’t be pleased. 

It’s time for Cora to become alpha of her own pack, but no one knows what this will do to her bond with Kirsten. Will Cora get enough energy from her wolves so she’s in control of the bond? Or will Kirsten own Cora and the pack? 

A night of explosions all over the South, a week traveling with Ryan, a few trips to Faerie, Bran saves her life (again), and she nearly has to battle Abbott (again). Oh, and she’s still dealing with the evil European vampires and their politics. 

Strap in and get your popcorn, because the ride towards the big battle is picking up speed. 

Note: This is book six in an urban fantasy series that must be read in order. The series starts with ONLY HUMAN. 

My review:
Life is changing for Kirsten and the supernatural community. The war between good and evil is coming yet life goes on. Cora is founding her pack and they have to find Kirsten’s place in or out of it. This story is high intensity action on the way to the battle yet to come. A rocking good read.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Loving the Monster Within by Cassidy K. O'Connor

Penelope Harbough has dedicated her life to her job at a home for battered women and children. With such a stressful and heartbreaking job, she finds her solace in the arms of Frank - a gargoyle statue that sits atop her building watching over the city. She spills her heart to him daily while watching the sun rise. 

Asald sold his soul for the woman he loved. After upsetting the prince of Hell, he is cursed to become the monster he feared was inside him. To make up for some of the guilt, he takes it upon himself to protect the women of the shelter. A vigilante. A modern day winged Robin Hood, of sorts. Until he's forced to reveal himself... 

Love trapped him but can it save him, too? When Penelope learns the truth, will she run screaming or will love prevail?

My review:
Some things don’t change with time. The ability to love and the ability to do harm have existed across the ages. Humans can be the most monstrous of beings and that hasn’t changed. Asald sold his soul for love and was cursed for angering the demon who held his leash for centuries. Penny sees the results of human monsters every day at work at the womens shelter and still manages to keep a loving heart. When these two meet the definition of monster may change for you as well.
This is a really sweet tale that will leave you with a happy heart.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Covert Games (Redemption Harbor #6) by Katie Reus

She was supposed to be a means to an end…

Redemption Harbor Consulting’s greatest enemy, Alexei Kuznetsov, is in their sights. For RHC cofounder Leighton, toppling the treacherous criminal’s empire is one more small step toward making up for his own past. To destroy Kuznetsov, he’ll go through the Russian’s niece, a woman Leighton suspects may also be guilty of dirty deeds. A woman he doesn’t count on wanting…who boils his blood and makes Leighton want things he doesn’t deserve with someone he can’t have.

Now she’s everything to him…

Despite other prospects, family loyalty has Lucy Carreras running one of her uncle’s prosperous hotels. But the longer she observes its operations, the more she believes the elegant establishment is host to some shady exploits. When her suspicions are confirmed by Leighton—a dangerous man straight out of her fantasies—Lucy’s entire world explodes when she learns just how evil her uncle’s sins are. Now she can’t stand by and let it continue. She and Leighton will take Alexei down together…if they can survive the deadly storm hurtling toward them.

My review:
Action, adventure and love! A great addition to the Redemption Harbor series Covert Games gives Leighton his happy in the form of their enemy’s niece. I liked that Lucy wasn’t kick a$$ but she was no shrinking violet either and she made the guy with the sad eyes smile. This is romantic suspense at its best.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ashes to Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs #2.5) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Back in Denver, Abby lost everything she ever loved, except for her daughter, the one memory she has left of the man she loved and lost. Now, she’s moved next to the Montgomerys in Colorado Springs, leaving her past behind to start her new life.

One step at a time.

Ryan is the newest tattoo artist at Montgomery Ink Too and knows the others are curious about his secrets. But he’s not ready to tell them. Not yet. That is…until he meets Abby.

Abby and Ryan thought they had their own paths, ones that had nothing to do with one another. Then…they took a chance.

On each other.

One night at a time.

My review:
Break out the tissues! This is going to break your heart and build it up again. I loved this story it showed that life is for the living and love makes life worth living. Abby is my freeking hero

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Roll The Dice (Vegas #2) by Mimi Barbour

When attractive Las Vegas detective, Aurora Morelli, makes a friend, she takes the relationship very seriously. And if someone hurts that person, they’re going down. Slim and dainty, she has the heart of a lion, and when angry, the manners of a she-cat. Therefore the sicko who attacked her partner has become her prime target and nothing or no one will stand in her way. Except maybe her new partner who arrives in town full of vengeance for the same culprit. 

Kai Lawson, a Bruce Willis look-alike, annoys her, and almost from the beginning, things go wrong. She questions whether they should be working together, especially after he shoots her, and not accidentally. Constant screw-ups on the job and the attraction building between them makes reaching her goal seem almost insurmountable. Almost!

My review:
Smart, tough and sassy Las Vegas detective Aurora Morelli and her new partner hunky former LA detective Kai Lawson are searching for a serial rapist that attacked Kai’s sister and Aurora’s former partner. This is a high energy story that will keep you flipping pages. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Kai and Aurora and look forward to their further adventures.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

A Merciful Fate (Mercy Kilpatrick #5) by Kendra Elliot

In the next book in the Wall Street Journal bestselling Mercy Kilpatrick series, there are no such things as little secrets…

Raised by preppers, survivalist and FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick has a deep-rooted need for a safe place. Her getaway in the Cascade Foothills is her secret. But when skeletal remains are unearthed—those of a murdered man linked to a notorious heist—Mercy realizes she isn’t the only one with something to hide.

Thirty years ago, an armored-car robbery turned deadly. The mastermind was captured. Four conspirators vanished with a fortune. One of them, it appears, never made it out of the woods alive. For Mercy and her fiancĂ©, Police Chief Truman Daly, their investigation opens old wounds in Eagle’s Nest that cut deeper than they imagined. Especially when a reckless tabloid reporter draws fresh blood. It’s clear to Mercy that somebody in this close-knit community is not who they seem to be.

Some are still shattered by the heist. Some still have reason to be afraid. But which one will kill again and again to hide three decades of secrets? To land this case, it’s up to Mercy to unmask a familiar stranger before someone else 

My review
WOW!: This latest installment in the Mercy Kilpatrick series will keep you guessing right up until the very end. Truman may have rubbed the rough edges off Mercy but she is still sharp as a tack. I was riveted from the first page until the last. I look forward to further mysteries with Mercy, Truman and the gang.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Vexed (The Blood Court Book 1) by Dagmar Avery, K. Margaret, Stella Price

The competition over, Nymea Blut and her guard are back to real life, with a new objective. Queen Verity has decreed that Blutfeuer, Nymea’s family wineries and distilleries, branch out into the human realm, in order to bring more revenue into their new vision of Faerie. Nymea is ready and able, though she is going forward grudgingly. 
A woman set in her ways, Nymea isn’t interested in humanity or humans, only creating her infusions and living quietly with her rag tag guard. If this will help Faerie, then she is a team player, but opposition is on the horizon. 
But with new opportunities comes mysteries and provocations that Nymea and her guard are not prepared to handle. Flying blind through the world of corporate espionage wasn’t on the docket for their next phase but it seems nothing is ever cut and dry or easy. 
And it’s going to take all their cunning and resources to make this transition as bloodless as possible. 

My review:
OMG! Princess Verity of the Sleeping Court is now Queen of Faerie and making changes. She has encouraged Princess Nymea Blut of the Blood Court to expand her business into the human realm. But someone doesn’t want her to succeed and is sabotaging her efforts. This book has us mourning the loss of Nymea’s guards, tightening the bonds of her remaining guards (break out the ice water) and finding a way forward. This story will suck you in and leave you gasping.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Winter Takes All (Paranormal Dating Agency #19) by Milly Taiden

Where’s a curvy girl with a love of snowy mountains and cold, crisp air to find a man who’ll light her fire? Gerri Wilder knows just the place and most certainly the right shifter. Promising a guy with warm hands and a hot body to keep Juliet Taylor cozy on those long Alaskan nights, the sexy scientist has to wonder if the renowned matchmaker’s idea of a hot date will waddle up to her door wearing a tuxedo made of feathers.

Leaving home after a heart-wrenching tragedy, Tevrik Awulf has stayed hidden away in the most remote corner of Alaska for nearly fifteen years. Guilt, loneliness, and snow his only companions, he refuses to believe that any woman would ever live in a shack in the middle of the frozen tundra, let alone that the mate for him will fall out of the sky. Obviously, his friend’s had way too much caffeine. 

Threatened by an avalanche, Tevrik finds himself catching the most gorgeous woman he’s ever laid eyes on as she falls right out of the sky. With every hour that passes, Juliet sinks deeper into his soul and becomes part of his very existence until he’s wonders how he ever lived without her. The world stops when Juliet goes missing. With the need to find, protect and tear apart whoever has taken her, Tevrik’s suppressed alpha roars to life. Can this lonely warrior let go of the past that haunts him or will he lose the only woman who can give him a future worth living?

My review:
Milly Taiden does it again! Tortured angsty alpha male who wouldn’t accept happiness if it fell in his lap. Smart romantic woman who wants love but not just for the night. She wants the forever kind her parents have. When fate ;ands them in the same place at the same time will he allow himself some happiness and claim his mate. Will she settle for less than his heart?
The chemistry between Tevrik and Juliet is hot enough to melt snow. This story is filled with action, adventure and love. I think it is a fantastic addition to the series. This story is part of a series but can be read standalone

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Perfect Match by A.G. Meiers

Secrets can derail even the most powerful attraction.

Logger Sven Larson has never found a man worth publicly coming out of the closet for. But his family has other plans. As a thirtieth birthday gift, his mother hires the online dating service Perfect Match to find Sven the love of his life. To say Sven isn't thrilled is an understatement, but it's too late to cancel, and Jayden Calver arrives.

Perfect Match's success rate is unsurpassed, but they don't come by it honestly: if a client can't be matched, the agency uses a stand-in to fulfil their guarantee and protect their profit.

Tough luck has left Jayden in debt, and playing Perfect Match's deceptive game is his only option. So he travels — sparkling toenails and all — to a remote camp deep in the mountains to meet Sven Larson and pretend to be his perfect match for a few days.
Sparks fly on first contact. But as the two men get closer, Sven grows more and more suspicious of Jayden, and Jayden struggles with guilt over his deceit. They both want a future together, but first they must find the courage to be honest with themselves and each other.

My review:
Opposites attract in this entertaining tale of the lumberjack and the city boy. Sven is a logger and author who receives his “Perfect Match” for his 3oth birthday from his nosey but loving family. Jayden is a city boy in financial trouble and is offered a way out by playing “Perfect Match” for Sven for ten days. Neither intended to fall for each other they just needed to get through it. It was fun watching them find their way into each others arms and hearts. I liked that they argued like adults.
I enjoyed this story. The ending is worth the read. I look forward to more Perfect Matches.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Shelter For My Mate: Sassy Ever After (Sanctuary for My Mate Book 3) by Terri A. Wilson

What do you do when you’ve lost everything you’ve ever wanted?

Caleb opened the Libre Volare Resort with one mission, provide sanctuary for those in need. Taking care of his family became his only goal. But the harder he works to save the resort, the further away he drives his family. Wednesday struggles to remain by his side, but when he pushes away from her, she’s left alone and full of doubt. Then tragedy hits and the sanctuary he created falls apart. His dreams die, and he can’t face the defeat and humiliation. The only way he can find his way back is to accept he needs help from the same people he vowed to care for. Is Wednesday’s love strong enough for both of them? Can she show him that fighting for his dream is the worth the trials and tribulations? 

My review:
Shelter For My Mate takes us into Caleb & Wednesday’s story as they are preparing to welcome twins and open the resort. Marriage is tough. Keeping the love alive when you are working night and day is really tough. This story takes us along as Caleb and Wednesday figure out what it takes to get through the hard times together. This book had me crying ugly tears but left me with a happy heart. This book can be read standalone but is better if you’ve read the first two.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019


The first quarter of this year I will be facing some health challenges that will force me to cut back on my reading. Before you recommend audio I will say that I will try but I’ve found that unless it’s a road trip I can’t concentrate on an audio. I will be posting as many reviews as I can but I am afraid they won’t be almost daily at least until after I see the specialist in March. It’s nothing life threatening but I will be facing challenges. I hope you will stick by me and enjoy the reviews I manage to post.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Black Hollow: One Man's Curse by Jennifer Wedmore

Ravenna Burroughs thought she was being offered the perfect job in Black Hollow. One that gave her access to the oldest books on magic. Here she could finally find out how to break a curse and fix her family’s magic problems. What she didn’t expect to find…. The family, that her’s cursed.

Derrick Ainsworth and his whole family were cursed thousands of years ago. Something changed and the curse was setting in earlier and earlier. He wasn’t willing to let another year go by without ending it. He never expected the key to fixing his family began with the descendant of the one who cursed them.

Derrick is running out of time to save his family from turning into the mindless moaning Zombies everyone thinks they are. Ravenna never put a face to the names of the cursed, but now she can’t forget them. She knows time is running out to save those she has come to love. Together they find out what really happened to their ancestors and that one person won't let the curse end.

My review:
Zombies aren’t my thing but having met the zombies involved in previous Black Hollow books I chose to give this a read. Oh what fun! This book is delightfully sweet and silly. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Raven and Derrick and they made me smile and laugh out loud on several occasions. This book is part of a terrific series but can be read stand alone.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

What are you doing this summer?

What are you doing this summer? Would you like to hang out on the beach? How about meeting some of the best authors I know? Then come hang out with me on my birthday* at the Space Coast Book Lovers

 Space Coast Book Lovers Discount

Click on the picture and use the code NewYearNL for a $20 discount.

And if you can’t do the whole con do try to make it for the free signing on Saturday June 29th  11:00am – 2:00pm.

*My birthday is June 27th Come find me and wish me a happy birthday and I have a gift for you.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Evidence of Desire (Courting Justice #2) by Lexi Blake

A fast-paced contemporary romance that sizzles from the New York Times bestselling author of Order of Protection where passion for the law isn't the only thing heating up the courtroom.

Isla Shayne knows she's in over her head. As former all-star linebacker Trey Adams's personal lawyer, she's used to handling his business dealings and private financial matters, not murder charges. She needs to find an experienced criminal attorney who speaks her client's language. David Cormack of Garrison, Cormack and Lawless is exactly what she needs in the courtroom--and the only man she wants in the bedroom.

For David, taking on the Adams case means diving back into a world he thought he'd left behind and colliding head on with tragic possibilities he's in no mood to face. There's a reason professional football is in his past and no matter how close Isla gets to the truth he intends to leave it there.

But long days working on the case together lead to hot nights in each other's arms. As their feelings grow, the case takes a deadly twist that could change the game between the two lovers forever.

My review:
Evidence of Desire is a smart and sexy contemporary story of mystery and romance. Criminal defense attorney David Cormack takes on a case that cuts close to home but it doesn’t stop him from falling for business attorney Isla Shayne. I loved Isla. She is smart, strong and goes for what she wants. Watching these two solve a crime and fall in love was truly enjoyable. Though this is part of a series it can be read stand alone.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Forever Broken (Talon Pack, #9) by Carrie Ann Ryan

In the finale to the award-winning Talon Pack series from NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan sets, the final Brentwood must find his mate as the war with the Aspens comes to a close.

Cheyenne Liles has watched all of her friends mate into the Talon Pack and have their lives changed forever, one by one. She’s stood back, helpless to assist in the war with a rival Pack. But just when she thinks her time with the Talons is over and believes she should move on with her human life, the Aspen Pack Alpha takes matters into his own hands, altering her fate far more than a single mate mark ever could.

Max Brentwood used to be the smiling one, the only Brentwood who was somehow able to save his soul during the last Alpha’s reign. But his life was irrevocably changed one fateful day on the battlefield, and he was never the same again. Suddenly, Max is forced to face his future and make a choice when Cheyenne comes into danger: let fate decide, or watch his world crumble around him.

The shifters of this world have fought demons, humans, and themselves. Now, it’s time to find out who they truly are as the war between the Packs ends, and the moon goddess finally takes a stand.

My review:
Forever Broken is Max and Cheyenne’s story but it is so much more than that. This story brings the battle with Blade to its conclusion bringing the packs into a new future. This story had me riding an emotional roller coaster that had me laughing one moment, crying the next and biting my nails throughout. I’ll admit to a bit of a thrill as Max has always been one of my favorite characters and I was thrilled to watch him grow and fall in love.  I hope the author continues her wolf stories so that maybe we can check in with Max at some point in the future. This story will fill you up and leave you smiling.

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