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runninghot 250Two of HelenKay Dimon’s recent releases, Too Far Gone (contemporary, Berkley, December, 2014, $4.27, 249pp) and Running Hot (romantic suspense, Avon, December 2014, $1.99e, 22pp) are fantastic romances that have something in common - very strong relationships between male characters of the series. Ones that are actually rather funny.

 

Too Far Gone is the final book in Dimon’s Hanover Brothers series - a series about brothers who have to deal with the fallout of their con man father’s long years of fraud. In the first three books, the three Hanover brothers inherit a home in Sweet Water, Oregon and attempt to make a life there. Unfortunately, the people of the town are not thrilled to have Charlie Hanover’s sons around. The appearance of Walker Reeves, an FBI agent, is an added insult especially when it is revealed that he is actually another of Charlie’s children.

 

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Thursday, 11 December 2014 18:45

Review: At the Billionaire's Wedding

AtBillionairesAt the Billionaire’s Wedding by Maya Rodale, Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe and Miranda Neville (contemporary, self published, November 2014, $3.99e, 400pp)

 

Summary:
The Bad Boy Billionaire is Getting Married!

 

A stately home in the English countryside seems the ideal place for a bad boy billionaire and his bride to tie the knot. Until the Internet fails. And the oven breaks. And paparazzi invade. And police crash thebachelorette party. And four unlikely couples discover that passion

never waits for perfection, and happily ever after is just an "I do"

away.

 

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:21

Review: Tempting Boundaries by Carrie Ann Ryan

temptingBoundariesTempting Boundaries by Carrie Ann Ryan (contemporary, Fated Desires, December 2014, $4.99e, 300pp)

 

Series: Book 2, Montgomery Ink

 

Summary:
Decker Kendrick knows it’s wrong to have feelings for his best friend’s little sister, but that doesn’t stop his thoughts from going down that path. No matter how hard he’s tried to stay away from Miranda, once she gets her sights on him, there’s no backing down.

 

Miranda Montgomery might be the youngest of the Montgomery clan, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know what she wants. Namely—Decker. She’s loved him for as long as she can remember and won’t walk away until she gives it her all.

 

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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 20:00

Review: Callie, Unwrapped by Amy Jo Cousins

CallieUnwrappedCallie, Unwrapped by Amy Jo Cousins (erotic, self published, November 2014, $2.99, 97pp)

 

Series: book 1 in Play It Again series

 

Summary:
The best presents are the ones you unwrap early...

 

Callie isn't sure just how kinky anyone can get on a Tuesday before Christmas, but she's willing to find out. That is, assuming this first drink at a pool hall with her ex, Gabe, and his girl, Kate, doesn't send anyone screaming from the bar. Newly divorced after years of sleep-walking through occasional sex, she's hoping to find her way back to the fiery confidence of her youth, when she saw what, or who, she wanted and grabbed it with both hands. It's a Callie she barely remembers and that Gabe is convinced is buried somewhere deep inside her still.

 

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Saturday, 06 December 2014 19:04

Review: Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker

PersonalGeographyPersonal Geography by Tamsen Parker (erotic, BDSM, self-published, December 2014, $3.99 e, 302pp)

 

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Series: The Compass series, book 1

 

Summary:
Powerhouse consultant India Burke is notorious for her razor-sharp mind, her incisive tongue, and for always being in control. But during her "lost weekends"--out-of-town, one-and-done, anonymous rendezvous solely for the purpose of kinky sex--she craves a submissive role.

 

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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 19:19

Jennifer’s November 2014 Reads

Monthly Totals:

Books Read: 35

Ebooks Read: 34

Paper Books Read: 1

Review Books Read: 16

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MedAnHeiressForAllSeasonsThere were so many new releases last week, but I don’t think I got to that many of them in advance. But here is my take on them.

 

Sophie Jordan’s historical romance, An Heiress for All Seasons, is a delightful holiday novella that will put readers in a festive mood. Violet Howard is an American heiress whose mother is determined that she marry into the British peerage. The mother accepts an invitation to spend the holidays at the home of Will, the Earl of Melton, in hopes of getting Will to propose marriage. Violet is not keen on the idea. She believes herself to be in love with a man back home that her parents have deemed inappropriate. Will isn’t ready for marriage either - or at least he isn’t until he finally meets Violet. In this one, Violet is the one that needs to be convinced, and Will does an excellent job. An Heiress for All Seasons is a quick and highly romantic read.

 

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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 20:02

Penny Watson's Holiday Bash

Holiday Bash

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Saturday, 01 November 2014 10:02

Jennifer’s October 2014 Reads

Monthly Totals:

Books Read: 35

Ebooks Read: 35

Paper Books Read: 0

Review Books Read: 16

DNF: 1

 

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bindNeed something to read this week? There are so many great or potentially great romances out this week. Read on for more . . .

Katie Porter’s Bind is one of my favorite books out this week. This one is an erotic romance that is the third book in Porter’s Command Force Alpha series (and I recommend all three books very highly. The first is Own and the second is Snap). It features Nicholas (aka Nicky) Stafford, the leader of Command Force Alpha. Nicky is a stern leader, father (his daughter Kat is the heroine of Own) and widower with a kinky past. Nicky hasn’t tied anyone up since his wife’s death, but his affinity with rope is still strong. This is apparent when Astrid Holm, a Command Force Alpha accountant, finds a lead in an open case which involves rope fetishists.

 

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