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Mini Reviews for Week of May 16, 2016

wickedheartWicked Heart by Leisa Rayven (contemporary, St. Martin’s Griffin, May 2016)
In Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven, the third book in the Starcrossed series, is a cute, yet emotional romance reuniting Liam Quinn and Elissa Holt. These two met and fell in love five years ago on the set of Liam’s first acting job where Lissa was the stage manager. Liam was on the cusp of stardom and ended up breaking Lissa’s heart when he moved across the country and started dating his co-star. Fast forward to a new play where Liam and his now fiance (Angel) are starring in another stage production that Lissa is managing. There are some seriously unresolved feelings between Liam and Lissa, despite his commitment to Angel - who happens to be a sweet and caring woman. There is no evil fiance to act as romantic foil here. Things aren’t necessarily what they seem between Liam and Angel, and this situation provides the majority of the external conflict.

 

Overall, this one is a heartwarming romance with some very funny moments. This story will satisfy fans of the reunited lovers trope - and possibly make them hate publicists and agents.

 

(A book was provided by the publisher)

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Sunday, 01 May 2016 15:48

April #SpurtCount2016

BegForItBooks Read: 47

Spurts: 29

Love Spurts: 20

Non-Love Spurts: 9

 

High:

  • Beg for It by Megan Hart 5 (5 love spurts)

  • Didn’t I Warn You by Amber Bardan 4 (1 love spurt, 3  non-love spurts)

 

Spurt of the Month: “He came with a ragged growl, his knees weak and threatening to give out as he bucked and spurted into the toilet.” from Strictly Yours by Sheryl Nantus (out on May 3, 2016). This is my first self-love spurt into the toilet!.

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Sunday, 01 May 2016 15:43

Jennifer's April 2016 Reads

Monthly Totals:

Books Read: 47
Ebooks Read: 46
Paper Books Read: 1

Review Books Read: 28

Re-Reads: 1

 

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DebauchDebauched by Jennifer Dawson (erotic, self published, April 2016)

 

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Series: Undone, book 3

 

Summary:
One night in a moment of sheer madness I confessed my secrets to him.

All my life I’ve been pretending. Pretending to be the woman I thought I should be instead of the woman I really am. I’ve been faking it and I am good. No one has ever guessed. Except him. He just looked at me and knew.

 

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YoungTeacherYoung Teacher by Bobbi Ruggiero (contemporary, self published, March 2016)

 

Summary:
Control freak Julia Powers hates surprises. With the skills of a ninja, she keeps her ad business and personal life in perfect order. Matthew Gordon wants nothing more than for his band Joyride to go national. While he waits for his big break, he spends his days working in a sandwich shop—a job he loathes—and teaching guitar on the side—a job he loves. His days get a bit more interesting when a mysterious woman comes in for lunch. Imagine his surprise when she shows up at his door for guitar lessons. Unfortunately, Julia can’t play guitar to save her life, and her frustration threatens to ruin any chance of her finding happiness. Will he ever be able to teach her that she’s perfect just as she is?

 

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Dirtiest-Secret-comps-finalDirtiest Secret by J. Kenner (erotic, Random House, April 2016)

 

Series: S.I.N., book one of trilogy

 

Summary:
It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart.

 

The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me.

 

Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have.

 

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troublegraceThe Trouble with Grace by Jenn LeBlanc (historical, time travel, self published, April 2016)

 

Series: Lords of Time, book 4 - also is the prequel to Calder and Quinn’s story The Heir and the Spare


Summary:

She had no idea what passion was,

Until she saw them...

 

Lady Alain needs a husband, and Quintin Wyntor will do just fine.

 

She will offer him a mutual agreement of respect and independence—

As long as he never visits her bed to claim his marital rights.

 

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Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:51

March #SpurtCount2016

DesiringForbiddenBooks Read: 47

Books With Spurts: 20

Spurts: 48

Love Spurts: 34

Non-Love Spurts: 14

 

High:

  • Desiring the Forbidden by Megan Michaels 8 (8 love spurts)

  • Stepbrother’s Gift by Riley Jones 6 (5 love spurts, 1 non-love spurt)

  • At the Brink by Anna Del Mar 6 (3 love spurts, 1 non-love spurt)

  • Beyond Ruin by Kit Rocha 3 (3 love spurts)

  • Dangerous to Know by Dawn Ryder 3 (3 love spurts)

 

Spurt of the Month: “Just enough and he cried out - roared, really. Totally Viking. And he came in thick spurts down my throat. Across the top of my mouth.” From Rennie’s point of view, the heroine in Molly O’Keefe’s We Are All Found Things in the Devil’s Doorbell anthology.

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Sunday, 17 April 2016 17:10

Jennifer's March 2016 Reads

Monthly Totals:

Books Read: 47
Ebooks Read: 46
Paper Books Read: 1

Review Books Read: 20

 

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allchainedupAll Chained Up by Sophie Jordan (contemporary, Avon Impulse, March 2016)

 

Series: A Devil’s Rock Novel, book 1

 

Summary:
There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .

Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.

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