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Tuesday, 08 September 2015 18:34

Review: Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey

HeatExchangeHeat Exchange by Shannon Stacey (contemporary, Carina, August 2015)

 

Series: Boston Fire, book 1

 

Summary:
Lydia Kincaid left Boston to get away from the firefighting community—but family is number one, and her father needs her help running the pub he bought when he retired. Soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort and routine, and even harder to resist her brother's handsome friend Aidan.

 

Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He's had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him, it's her. She's his mentor's daughter. His best friend's sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can't uncross.

 

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Monday, 24 August 2015 12:50

Review: Job Hunt by Jackie Keswick

Job-Hunt-smallJob Hunt  by Jackie Keswick (Dreamspinner Press, May 13, 2015, $5.38, 294pp)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25528914-job-hunt

 

Summary:

You don’t greet your new boss dressed like an underage rent boy. But when Jack Horwood—ace hacker and ex-MI6 operative—opens the door to Gareth Flynn, he's too busy to worry over details like that. And anyway, his potential new boss is his former commanding officer – the same guy Jack has had a crush on since he was seventeen. So he should understand, right?

 

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Sunday, 16 August 2015 18:28

Review: Conscience by Cecilia London

ConscienceConscience by Cecilia London (contemporary, erotic thriller, August 2015, Principatum Publishing, $2.99, 391pp)

 

Series: The Bellator Saga, book 2

 

Summary:
An escape plan foiled…

A determined woman…

One last tiny sliver of hope...

 

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DefensiveHeart300Defensive Heart, the second book in Dorothy F Shaw's Donnellys series will be out on September 8th. Interested to learn more? Check out the cover for Defensive Heart and read an early review.

 

Defensive Heart by Dorothy F. Shaw (contemporary, September 2015, Samhain, $6.50, 326pp)

 

Series: The Donnellys, book 2

 

Summary:
Uptown girl, tattooed bad boy. Think you know which one is wild? You'd be wrong.

 

Greenwich Village is home to successful artist Jimmy Donnelly, and the world is his playground. A broken heart in college left him with zero interest in being tied down. But when he meets a sexy, quick-witted Manhattan attorney, he reconsiders his bad boy ways. Sonja Martin's life is filled with work, an ex-husband who refuses to stay gone, and a teenage daughter who won't follow the rules. Jimmy, with his myriad of tattoos and piercings, looks more like one of her clients than a potential lover. But when every argument between them feels more like foreplay, she can't seem to stay out of his bed.

 

The heat burns through whatever defenses Sonja thought she had. And Jimmy finds his every fantasy fulfilled—and exceeded—by a woman whose fire burns as bright as her fiercely guarded vulnerability.

 

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WishUponJasmine 388x600A Wish Upon Jasmine by Laura Florand (contemporary, self published, July 2015, $4.99, 323pp)

 

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Series: La Vie en Roses, book 2

 

Summary:
Ruthless. That was what they said about Damien Rosier. Handsome. Wealthy. Powerful. Merciless. No one messed with his family, because to do so they would have to get through him. No one thought he had a heart. Not even the woman he gave his to.

 

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TheHierarchyOfNeedsCoverThe Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen (contemporary, Samhain, July 2015, $4.50, 136pp)

 

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Series: Portland Rebels, book 2

 

Summary:
Jamie Matthews is stuck in a rut. After hitting a wall with her dream career, she’s back in her hometown, living a life as monotonous as swimming laps in the neighborhood pool.

 

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Monday, 13 July 2015 17:51

Review: Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane

BeneathStainBeneath the Stain by Amy Lane (Dreamspinner Press, October 16, 2014, $5.38, 482pp)

www.goodreads.com/book/show/22735684-beneath-the-stain

 

Series: Beneath the Stain Serial #1-7

 

Summary:

In a town as small as Tyson, CA, everybody knew the four brothers with the four different fathers-- and their penchant for making good music when they weren't getting into trouble. For Mackey Sanders, playing in Outbreak Monkey with his brothers and their friends—especially Grant Adams--made Tyson bearable. But Grant has plans for getting Mackey and the Sanders boys out of Tyson, even if that means staying behind.

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Saturday, 04 July 2015 12:22

Review: Crave by Jennifer Dawson

CraveCrave by Jennifer Dawson (contemporary, self published, June 2015, $4.99, 350pp)

 

Summary:
I vow. I crave. I give in.

 

I used to be a nice, normal girl. I had dreams. Good, happy dreams of a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, and a fairytale love that lasts forever. Nobody ever warned me that sometimes, the prince dies three weeks before the wedding.

 

Like any addict, I swear this time is the last….

 

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Sunday, 31 May 2015 19:18

Books Not To Miss

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  • All for You by Laura Florand (Book 1 in Paris Hearts Series, April 2015)
    Laura Florand writes some of the most romantic contemporary romances on the market today. Most take place in Paris (or other locations in France) and feature chefs who create masterful chocolate concoctions. All for You was a bit different for me because the romance had a very sweet, first love feel to it. Celie is a Paris chocolatier, one who has made her own life after her brother’s friend Joss mysteriously disappeared one day, many years ago, to join the French Foreign Legion. He returns to Paris, having made something of himself in order to be worthy of Celie. However, Celie is not impressed. She loved Joss and wanted only to be with him. Joss has a hard time understanding this point and must transform himself to become the man that Celie needs. Celie is a strong and confident heroine who refuses to settle. It takes Joss several attempts to get it right, but he is adorable in his confusion. His love for Celie, however, is never in question. Unlike most books by Florand that I have read, All for You did not make me sob - it only made me tear up a bit. I recommend any and all books by Laura Florand; they are delightful, emotionally satisfying and deliciously heartfelt.

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unworthy-heartUnworthy Heart by Dorothy F. Shaw (contemporary, Samhain, May 2015, $6.50, 340pp)

 

Series: The Donnellys, book one

 

Summary:
Ryan Donnelly’s past relationship may have failed, but he’s determined to make single fatherhood and his career a resounding success. He’s got his eye on the top of the ladder at an L.A. marketing firm when his gaze snags on co-worker Maiya Rossini.

 

She’s a feisty, witty, tattooed redhead who’s nowhere near his type, but she pushes every one of his hot buttons.

 

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