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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 19:27

Romance Recommendations for February 6, 2018

Written by Jennifer Porter

Looking for something to read this week? I’ve got some new romances that might fit the bill.


OffLimitsOff Limits by Clare Connelly (contemporary, Harlequin Dare, February 2018): Off Limits by Clare Connelly is one of the first books in Harlequin’s new Dare Line which promised to be a super sexy line set in glamorous cities across the world. In Off Limits, billionaire businessman Jack Grant and his blue-blooded right-hand woman (and in house counsel) Lady Gemma Pictou finally give into a longstanding and long-denied attraction. The sex is intense and plentiful (the Dare line does live up to its super sexy promise) as is the emotion. Jack is a bit of the standard billionaire alpha douchebag hero who bangs anything that moves. He is a self-tortured soul, who lost his wife and tries to soothe his loneliness with as many women as possible. However, Gemma is different and Jack can’t move on after what was supposed to be a one-time encounter.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:15

Review: Final Siege by Scarlett Cole

Written by Jennifer Porter

finalsiegeFinal Siege by Scarlett Cole (romantic suspense, St. Martins Swerve, January 2018)


Series: Love Over Duty, book 2


Summary:
IN THE LINE OF FIRE.

Former SEAL Malachai “Mac” MacCarrick is all about the future he’s created with his Navy brothers in Eagle Securities, taking assignments in the most dangerous places, and doing things no one but ex-military would attempt. But when an urgent phone call brings his troubled past—and the woman he once loved—into the present, it’s a chance to redeem himself that he can’t refuse.

 

Monday, 18 December 2017 20:27

Review: Outside the Lines by Anna Zabo

Written by Jennifer Porter

OutsideTheLinesOutside the Lines by Anna Zabo (contemporary, LGTBQ, Riptide, December 2017)

 

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Summary:

Miniature artist Ian Meyers has one week to rebuild his damaged set. Needing help, he goes to End o’ Earth, the local comic and gaming shop. Owner Simon Derry pushes all of Ian’s buttons, and he also has steady hands and the skills Ian needs.

 

Thursday, 14 December 2017 20:21

Review: Hold Me Harder by Renee Dominick

Written by Jennifer Porter

HoldMeHarderHold Me Harder by Renee Dominick (erotic, Entangled, December 2017)

 

Summary:
PR exec Natalie Lindgren is all business…until it comes to dealing with her craving for sexual submission. Two years ago, she walked away from the lifestyle—and her Dom, Javier. Now she’s back at his luxury guest ranch, not as his sub, but as a member of her sister’s wedding party.


But Javier’s not her only problem. Her ex, Ryan—who she left because his ideas to kink up their sex life veered too closely to Natalie’s former lifestyle—is the best man.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:17

Reviews for Books out Week of December 4, 2017

Written by Jennifer Porter

LoveOnTheTracksLove on the Tracks by Tamsen Parker (contemporary, Swerve, December 2017)

Love on the Tracks by Tamsen Parker is a contemporary romance, the first in the Snow and Ice Games series featuring a rock star hero and an athlete heroine (in luge) who fake a relationship for the media. But the feelings that these two have for each other are not in any way fake and what starts out as a stunt turns into the real deal. This is a fun, feel-good romance with a sexually-strong heroine who isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. One thing that stands out in this book is how Parker deals with the issue of sexual consent. These two actually talk before they get intimate and are explicit about their intentions to have sex together. Zane is very clear about needing permission - and Parker is able to make this point without it being pedantic or taking the reader out of the story.

 

Friday, 10 November 2017 15:28

Review: Soft Limits by Brianna Hale

Written by Jennifer Porter

SoftLimitsSoft Limits by Brianna Hale (erotic, Carina, October 2017)


Summary:
Frederic d’Estang: performer, professional villain and my youthful crush.


Graduate student Evie Bell spends her days ghostwriting memoirs and her nights playing out her most intimate sexual fantasies by penning fan fiction. When a famous stage actor bursts into her life, she’s drawn to his dark, sensual presence, despite herself.

Sunday, 05 November 2017 15:39

Review: Done Deal by Lynda Aicher

Written by Jennifer Porter

DoneDealDone Deal by Lynda Aicher (erotic, Carina, October 2017)


Series: The Boardroom, series intro novella


Summary:
Power. Wealth. Respect.


The members of the Boardroom share these things—and more—in this new erotic romance series from Lynda Aicher, author of the bestselling Wicked Play books

 

Sunday, 05 November 2017 11:38

Looking for a Great Historical Romance to Read?

Written by Jennifer Porter

There were some fabulous historical romances released this past week - ones that made me so very happy to read. The first is Janna MacGregor’s The Bride Who Got Lucky (read my individual review here). But I enjoyed several others as well: Valerie Bowman’s The Right Kind of Rogue, Joanna Shupe’s A Daring Arrangement and Eloisa James’ Wilde in Love. All four are very different reads, but each have wonderful romances with fantastic characters that make these romances shine.


RightKindRogueValerie Bowman’s The Right Kind of Rogue, the 8th book in the Playful Brides series, is a story featuring a heroine (Meg Timmons) who has been in love with her best friend’s older brother (Hart, Viscount Highgate) for years. Hart finally decides that it is time to marry which forces Meg to try to get him to notice her. Meg enlists the aid of another friend (she doesn’t want her best friend to know) to help with the matter. With a new wardrobe and some pointers on shedding her wallflower status, Meg does indeed catch Hart’s attention. However, there is a long-standing and bitter feud between Meg and Hart’s parents, making a match nearly impossible. Yet, the feelings developing between these two are real and intense - and maybe a bit out of control.

 

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 18:33

Review: The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor

Written by Jennifer Porter

BrideLluckyThe Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor (historical, St. Martin’s, October 2017)

 

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Series: The Cavensham Heiresses, book 2


Summary:
He would do anything to protect her. Even marry her…

Monday, 23 October 2017 19:00

Review: Taken by Jennifer Dawson

Written by Jennifer Porter

TakenTaken by Jennifer Dawson (erotic, self published, October 2017)

 

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Series: Undone, book 4

 

Summary:
Brandon Townsend III

 

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