Tuesday, 09 December 2014 20:00 Written by Jennifer Porter
Callie, Unwrapped by Amy Jo Cousins (erotic, self published, November 2014, $2.99, 97pp)
Series: book 1 in Play It Again series
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.
Saturday, 06 December 2014 19:04 Written by Jennifer Porter
Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker (erotic, BDSM, self-published, December 2014, $3.99 e, 302pp)
Series: The Compass series, book 1
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:16 Written by Jennifer Porter
There 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.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 19:04 Written by Jennifer Porter
Need 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.
Sweet Adventure by Penny Watson (contemporary, self-published, October 2014, $0.99, 45,000 words)
Series: The Klaus Brothers, book 3
Andi De Luca’s reporting career is built on lies—about corrupt politicians, greedy Hollywood stars, and Bigfoot. Now she’s determined to uncover the truth about Klaus Enterprises, and she always gets her story. Even if it means revealing her own secret desires to Santa’s son.
After all the lies and deception are exposed, will Andi and Sven survive this North Pole adventure? Or will YETI MAKE THEM DEADY?
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:27 Written by Jennifer Porter
Season for Desire by Theresa Romain (historical, Zebra, October 2014, $6.99, 320pp)
Series: Holiday Pleasure, book 4
Who would guess that her search would lead her to Giles Rutherford, a blunt-spoken American on a treasure hunt of his own? When a Christmas snowstorm strands the pair at a country inn, more secrets are traded than gifts--along with kisses that require no mistletoe--and Audrina discovers even proper gentlemen have their wicked side. . .
Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wyle (contemporary, Berkley, October 2014, 336pp)
Series: Reapers Motorcycle Club, book 4
Only by HelenKay Dimon (contemporary, Berkley, October 2014, $15.00, 352pp)
Series: Holton Woods, book 2
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:16 Written by Jennifer Porter
I’ve had a tough time with the New Adult romance genre. There are several reasons, but one of the major ones seems to be the glaring disparity in what books get that label. Also, I’ve been burned by many NA books that were just horrible reads for me. But lately, I’ve read some fantastic ones that are making me reevaluate my opinion. Both Kristen Callihan’s The Hook Up and Scratch by Rhonda Helms hit the sweet spot for me with college-set stories that combine sweet and sexy romances with deep emotional angst. The stories are not the same, but have the same type of feel. I highly recommend both.
The Hook Up has Drew, the star college quarterback and Anna, the standoffish woman who is determined to keep her emotions bottled up. Drew is the pursuer, a man who sees Anna and falls for her immediately. Anna is gun shy and suspicious of Drew’s motives. How could the school’s star quarterback like her? Additionally, she has learned that relationships don’t last from her mother who has never had any luck with men.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:29 Written by Jennifer Porter
Living in Shadow by Jackie Ashenden (contemporary, Samhain, August 2014, $4.50, 189pp)
Series: Book 1 in Living In
Yet this guy seems different from the others. Despite the alarm bells in her head warning her about history repeating itself, she is drawn toward the forbidden once again—even though this time it could consume her.