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Monday, 02 March 2015 19:32

Jennifer’s February 2015 Reads

Monthly Totals:

Books Read: 43

Ebooks Read: 42

Paper Books Read: 1

Review Books Read: 18

Re-read: 1

 

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 19:21

Review: Driven by Fate by Tessa Bailey

DrivenByFateDriven by Fate by Tessa Bailey (erotic, Entangled, February 2015, $2.99, 181pp)

 

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Series: Serve

 

Summary:
The first rule is obey... and she already broke it.

 

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companioncontractThe Companion Contract (erotic, Carina, February 2015, $3.99, 233pp)

 

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Series: LA Doms, book 3

 

Summary:
Control. Submission. Power.

 

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Monday, 16 February 2015 18:20

Review: Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton

quarterbackdrawQuarterback Draw by Jaci Burton (erotic, Berkley, February 2015, $15.00, 336pp)

 

Series: Play by Play, book 9

 

Summary:
Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star—flash that dazzling smile, throw the winning pass, get the girl. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart. Then he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model, and Grant finds himself wanting more than a fling.

 

Supermodel Katrina Koslova might live in a world of glitz and camera flashes, but she works hard to provide for the family that relies on her. She doesn’t have time for fun—much less a boyfriend—but Grant seems determined to be the exception to Katrina’s rule.

 

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 18:50

Hate Reading: Some Thoughts

HateToLoveYouThere are many reasons that I read books: sometimes for review, most often because I think I will enjoy them, sometimes because someone asks, often because people are talking about them and even occasionally because I’m too lazy to get up and there is a book is next to me. Normally if a book induces rage or makes me crazy, I give up on it and do not finish (DNF). Admittedly, I don’t like to give up, but it happens. Yet, there is something even stranger that happens periodically when I am reading a book that makes me so angry, so angry that I have to keep reading to find out how much more it can piss me off. This hate reading is a bizarre phenomenon that I sometimes cannot help.

 

What makes the difference between a hate read and a DNF? I can’t entirely figure it out, but I do think it often has to do with my mood. There are two books that stand out to me as hate reads - ones that have made such deep impressions on me that the thought of the books still makes me ragey. The first is Hate to Love You by Elise Alden which I first read in June of 2014. The second is Power and Possession by CC Gibbs, a book that I just finished last week.

 

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Sunday, 01 February 2015 15:11

Jennifer's January 2015 Reads

Monthly Totals:

Books Read: 58

Ebooks Read: 56

Paper Books Read: 2

Review Books Read: 21

Re-read: 1

DNF: 1

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playingdirty 250Looking for a new book to read? There are plenty of great choices from this week’s new releases.

 

HelenKay Dimon’s Playing Dirty is a romantic suspense in the Bad Boys Undercover series - a series about a group of international covert operatives. Ford Decker is on an undercover mission to get close to Shay Alexander whose cousin has been identified as a national security threat. And boy does Ford get close to Shay. Playing Dirty is an action-packed story with several twists and turns, as well as many sexy moments. One of my favorite parts of this book (and the entire series) is the relationships between the operatives of the Alliance, in particular the male bonding. The story is filled with their lighthearted banter. Playing Dirty is an intense, yet fun romantic suspense that I highly recommend. I would suggest that readers start with Running Hot, the novella that introduces the series.

 

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Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:59

Review: Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy

underhistouchUnder His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy (erotic, Carina, January 2015, $3.99, 230pp)

 

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Series: Falling Under

 

Summary:
Amber Dolors knows better than to get involved with her boss. Devastatingly handsome in his sharp suits and sexy beyond belief, he possesses an air of command that fuels her darkest fantasies. But she's worked too hard to get this job, and keeping it will lead to a brilliant future. She won't cross that line—even if his way of giving orders and demanding her best performance gives her delicious warm shivers.

 

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Monday, 19 January 2015 14:02

Review: A Shot of Sin by Eden Summers

ShotSinA Shot of Sin by Eden Summers (erotic, Carina, January 2015, $4.50, 166pp)

 

Series: A Vault of Sin, book 1

 

Summary:
Leo Petrova is between a rock and the hard place in his pants. Shot of Sin, the night club he owns with his two best friends, is short one bartender downstairs. The only available replacement is the upstairs bar manager—the one woman Leo knows he can’t take downstairs, can’t have, can’t touch. The one time he gave in to temptation convinced Leo that Shay’s no match for his sexual demands.

 

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I have felt rather disconnected from historical romance of late. I do not read nearly as many historical romances as I once did, and I often don’t even notice - well until I read some great ones that remind me of what I am missing out on. Recently, I had this experience with two books: Tessa Dare’s Say Yes to the Marquess and Miranda Neville’s The Duke of Dark Desires. Both were wonderful stories with heart despite being very different.

 

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare is the lighter of the two romances. Clio Whitmore has been engaged to local lord, Piers Brandon, the Marquess of Granville, for eight long years. Piers has been absent for quite some time, working as a diplomat abroad. Clio is tired of waiting, and Piers really isn’t the husband she wants anyway. Determined to take control over her own life, Clio marches into a seedy area of London to find the only man who can free her from her engagement, Lord Rafe Brandon, her brother in law to be.

 

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