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Friday, 14 February 2014 20:08

Review: Disarm

disarmDisarm by June Gray (contemporary, Berkley, February 2014, $15.00, 384pp)

 

Summary:
When the secrets of the past begin to surface, the truth can be disarming…

 

Twenty-six-year-old Elsie Sherman has had a crush on her brother’s best friend, Henry Logan, since she was twelve years old. Unfortunately, Henry—now an Air Force officer—has only ever treated her like a younger sister, stepping into her brother’s shoes after he was killed in action.

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Saturday, 08 February 2014 11:17

Review: Melting the Ice

melting iceMelting the Ice by Jaci Burton (contemporary, Berkley, February 2014, $15.00, 333pp)

 

Series: Play by Play novel

 

Summary:
BODY CHECK

 

Everything’s coming together for budding fashion designer Carolina Preston. Only months away from having her own line, she could use some publicity. That’s when her brother suggests his best friend as a model—hockey player Drew Hogan.

 

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babboybillionaireThe Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement (contemporary, Avon Impulse, December 2013, $0.99, 128pp)

 

Summary:
The first installment of a sexy series about a modern-day heroine writing historical novels based on her romantic misadventures with the Bad Boy Billionaire.

 

Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook—to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it's discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (one hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she'll be completely humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected: He plays along with her charade.

 

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Saturday, 18 January 2014 20:30

Review: The Chocolate Temptation

ChocolateTemptation 281x176The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand (contemporary, self-published, January 2014, $4.99, 313pp)

 

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Series: Amour et Chocolat

 

Summary:
She hated him.
Patrick Chevalier. The charming, laid-back, golden second-in-command of the Paris pastry kitchen where Sarah worked as intern, who made everything she failed at seem so easy, and who could have every woman he winked at falling for him without even trying. She hated him, but she'd risked too much for this dream to give up on it and walk out just so he wouldn't break her heart.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 20:28

Book Review: The Chocolate Heart

the chocolate heartThe Chocolate Heart by Laura Florand (contemporary, Kensington, December 2013, $14.00, 368pp)


Series: part of The Chocolate series


Summary:
No one hates Paris - except Summer Corey. The moody winters. The artists and their ennui. The inescapable shadow of the Tour Eiffel. But things go from bad to worse when Summer stumbles into brooding, gorgeous chef patissier Luc Leroi and indecently propositions the hero of French cuisine...Luc has scrambled up from a childhood panhandling in the Paris Metro to become the king of his city, and he has no patience for this spoiled princess, even if she does now own his restaurant. Who cares if she smiles with all the warmth of July? She doesn't eat dessert! There is only one way to tempt her. A perfect, impossibly sweet seduction...

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Monday, 07 October 2013 18:38

Review: Popping the Cherry

PoppingTheCherry“Popping the Cherry” by Aurelia B. Rowl (young adult/new adult, contemporary, Carina, September 2013, $6.68, 278pp)

 

Summary:
You only get one first time... 

From driving tests to relationships, Valentina Bell thinks she's a failure, with a big fat capital F. At this rate, she's certain she'll be a virgin forever. So Lena's friends plan Operation: Popping the Cherry to help her find the perfect first time. Yet somehow disastrous dates with bad boy musicians and fabulous evenings with secretly in-the-closet guys aren't quite working out how Lena planned. Soon Lena's avoiding Operation: Popping the Cherry to spend time with comforting, aloof Jake, her best friend's older brother, who doesn't make her feel self-conscious about still clinging to her V card. But could Jake show Lena that sometimes what you're looking for most is right by your side? 

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Monday, 16 September 2013 19:29

Review: Stay with Me

StayWithMe“Stay with Me” by Elyssa Patrick (new adult, contemporary, self published, August 2013, $3.99, 277pp)

 

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Series: With Me, book one

 

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Tuesday, 03 September 2013 18:30

Review: Uncommon Passion

UncommonPassion“Uncommon Passion” by Anne Calhoun (contemporary, Berkley, September 2013, $15.00, 320pp)

 

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Summary:
After leaving a restrictive religious community, Rachel Hill is on a mission to divest herself of her virginity. Newly independent and struggling to establish herself, she’s not looking for anything complicated. She bids on sexy SWAT officer Ben Harris at a bachelor auction, confident he’ll give her the night of her life and nothing more.

 

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Sunday, 25 August 2013 08:26

Review: Glitterland

Glitterland 200x300“Glitterland” by Alexis Hall (contemporary, m/m, Riptide, August 2013, $6.99, 248pp)

 

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Summary:
The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand.

 

Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.

 

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013 19:43

Review: The Couple Who Fooled the World

CoupleWhoFooledWorld“The Couple Who Fooled the World” by Maisey Yates (contemporary, Harlequin Presents, June 2013, $4.99, 192pp)

 

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Summary:
The true meaning of keep your enemies close…

 

Most women would kill to be on Ferro Calvaresi's arm. The enigmatic Italian is one of the richest men in the world and at the top of his business game. Julia Anderson is not most women. She's as rich as Ferro and twice as hungry.

 

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