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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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Monday, 04 May 2015 17:36

Review: Doubleback by Lissa Ford

DoublebackDoubleback by Lissa Ford (Lissa Ford Books, March 27,, 2015, $3.99, 132pp)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24528173-snowcroft-safehouse

 

Summary:

After a tragic shooting left him wounded and in disgrace, all that remained of former deputy sheriff Jude Anderson’s life was a shattered femur, the standard disability package, and a host of issues. Jude seeks sanctuary in a remote upstate cabin and tries to get his life back on track.

 

Life has other plans when Jude finds a dead man draped across his front doorstep. The victim is the first hookup Jude’s had in, well, ever. Once Jude processes that shock he gets another when he learns that the homicide detective sent to investigate the murder is Rowan Muir, Jude’s ex. Their split was ugly, and Rowan isn’t the forgiving type.

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Thursday, 30 April 2015 19:07

Review: Taking What's His by Diane Alberts

TakingWhatsHisTaking What’s His by Diane Alberts (contemporary, Entangled, April 2015, $2.99, 168pp)

 

Series: Shillings Agency

 

Summary:
Some lines are meant to be crossed...

One explosive device was all it took to turn Holt Cunningham from ass-kicking Marine to IT technician. Hell, he's still not over it. So when the cute little strawberry blonde at the bar asks him to kiss her, Holt can't resist the temptation of a sexy distraction. Before he knows it, she's blown his mind...and then skipped out the next morning.

 

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:40

Review: Snowcroft Safehouse by Christi Snow

snowscroftsafehouseSnowcroft Safehouse by Christi Snow (Christi Snow, April 24, 2015, $2.99, 235pp)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24528173-snowcroft-safehouse

 

Series: Men of Snowcroft Book 2

 

Summary:

A year ago Declan Jasper was entertaining sold-out arena crowds as the lead singer of Black Rainbows. But that came to an explosive end when the band got caught up in a criminal cover-up, one that ended with the entire band dead. At least that’s what everyone is supposed to think.

 

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necessaryrestorationsNecessary Restorations by Kate Canterbary (contemporary, selfpublished, April 2015, $2.99, 315pp)

 

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Series: The Walshes, book three

 

Summary:
They liked to call me names. Manwhore. Slut. Player. But I make wrong look so right…

 

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Monday, 13 April 2015 18:00

Review: Only Love by Garrett Leigh

onlyloveOnly Love by Garrett Leigh (Dreamspinner Press, April 11, 2014, $6.29, 274pp)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21902854-only-love

 

Series: Only Love 1

 

Summary:

The diagnosis of a chronic stomach condition leaves thirty-two-year-old Sergeant Jed Cooper with little choice but to call time on his Army career. Then on the dusty streets of Kirkuk, an ambush gone tragically wrong decimates his team, and he returns to the US with a shattered leg and the memory of his best friend dying in his arms.

 

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Sunday, 05 April 2015 18:55

Review: Deep by Kylie Scott

deepDeep by Kylie Scott (contemporary, St. Martins Griffin, March 2015, $14.99, 271pp)

 

Series: Stage Dive, book 4

 

Summary:
Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

 

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