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Saturday, 23 March 2013 10:46

Review: Relentless

relentless“Relentless” by Cindy Stark (contemporary, self-published, May 2012, $2.99, 108pp)

 

Series: Aspen Series Book #1

 

Summary:
Lily Chandler lost her job and lost her apartment. The last thing she wants is to lose her heart to a small-town sexy cowboy who is known to love 'em and leave 'em.

Rumored bad boy Luke Winchester needs to shed the reputation he hasn't earned if he wants more than a stolen kiss from Lily. Unfortunately, the scorned woman who stands in his way happens to be Lily's best friend.

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Monday, 18 March 2013 19:37

Review: Lumberjack in Love

lumberjack in love“Lumberjack in Love” by Penny Watson (contemporary, self-published, September 2012, $0.99, 115pp)

 

Summary:
City slicker Ami Jordan was just dumped by her back-stabbing boyfriend, has no job prospects, and can't find a decent cup of coffee in the entire state of Vermont. The last thing she needs is a sexy, bearded lumberjack complicating her life. Even if he’s smart, talented, and has the hottest ass she’s ever seen.

Tree house builder, environmental champion, and Bulldog owner Marcus Anderson has no patience for flatlanders with an attitude. But when landscape designer Ami Jordan shows up at his log cabin, he suddenly develops a hankering for a high-maintenance city gal. Now his house looks like a jungle, his recycling is in disarray, and his libido's on fire.

He's a lumberjack in love.

 

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Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:40

Review: Thrown by a Curve

thrownbyacurve“Thrown by a Curve” by Jaci Burton (contemporary, Berkley, March 2013, $15.00, 352pp)

 

Series: Play-by-Play, book 5

 

Summary:
She thinks she knows this player—but he has a few surprise moves.

 

For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man.

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Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:34

Review: High Risk

High-Risk“High Risk” by Vivian Arend (contemporary, Berkley, March 2013, $7.99, 336pp)

 

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Series: An Adrenaline Novel, book one

 

Summary:
LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them…

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Friday, 22 February 2013 13:09

Review & Giveaway: Uncovered by Love

uncovered by love“Uncovered by Love” by Madeline Ash (contemporary, ePenguin, December 2012, $3.93, 172 pp)

 

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Summary:
Vera Cole is a passionate sculptor whose dream is to study art in Spain. But when wealthy investor Leeson Stone offers her work at his gallery, her dwindling bank balance forces her to agree.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 20:15

Review: How to Misbehave

HowToMisbehaveSmaller“How to Misbehave” by Ruthie Knox (contemporary novella, Loveswept, January 2013, $0.99, 121pp)

 

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Series: a novella introducing the Camelot series

 

Summary:
As program director for the Camelot Community Center, Amber Clark knows how to keep her cool. That is, until a sudden tornado warning forces her to take shelter in a darkened basement with a hunk of man whose sex appeal green lights her every fantasy. With a voice that would melt chocolate, he asks her if she is okay. Now she's hot all over and wondering: How does a girl make a move? 

 

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Friday, 15 February 2013 20:14

Review: Crystal Cove

crystalcove“Crystal Cove” by Lisa Kleypas (contemporary w/ paranormal elements, St. Martin’s Griffin, February 2013, $14.99, 336pp)

 

Series: Friday Harbor, book 4

 

Summary:
In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas's Crystal Cove, Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.

 

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Monday, 11 February 2013 12:33

Romance Crack: Taboo

Taboo“Taboo” by Olivia Rupprecht (contemporary, Loveswept, March 1991, $2.50, 192pp)

 

Summary:
Too close for comfort...

They had been raised as brother and sister since Cammie Walker lost her family in a deadly car crash. Little did she realize that Grant Kennedy had wanted to be anything but a brother since she took up residence in his heart when she moved into his childhood home.

But when fate intervenes and frees him from years of stolen touches, Cammie must decide if she can forfeit the only family she has left in exchange for a lover who is strictly taboo…

 

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Sunday, 10 February 2013 17:42

Review: Game for Marriage

GameForMarriage“Game for Marriage” by Karen Erickson (contemporary, Entangled, January 2013, $2.99, 160pp)

 

Summary:
He’s going in deep to make her his…

Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist offers her a proposition: a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags. Being that close to Jared would be too tempting, so to protect her heart, she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 08:58

Review: Downfall of a Good Girl

downfall good girl"Downfall of a Good Girl" by Kimberly Lang (contemporary romance, Harlequin Kiss, January 2013, $2.59, 224pp) 

 

Series: The LaBlanc sisters, 2 books

 

Summary:
"Why would you decide to seduce me? And why now after all these years?"

 

Southern debutante Vivienne LaBlanc can't believe bad-boy rock star Connor Mansfield is back in town for the New Orleans annual Saints and Sinners pageant. He has a reputation as wicked as his devilish smile, and Vivi has no intention of becoming one of his latest groupies!

 

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