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Saturday, 15 June 2013 07:35

Review: Faking It

FakingIt“Faking It” by Diane Alberts (contemporary, Entangled, March 2013, $2.99, 147pp)

 

Summary:
Derek Rory never meant to propose to his best friend's little sister. But when her boss tells a family-oriented investor he's Stephanie's fiancé, Derek can either play along or let her get fired. He's hardly one to turn away from a damsel in distress. If only that damsel wasn't adorable and sexy with a laugh that could melt any cold business mogul’s heart.

 

When a business proposal becomes a marriage proposal, Stephanie Miller tries to keep it strictly boardroom. But when things get hot under the table, it's all they can do to stay apart. As the tangle of lies drags them deeper into the underhanded world of business politics, Stephanie finds herself in over her head—not just with her job, but with her "fiancé." His eyes are cold, but his kisses light her on fire. If she's not careful, she'll end up faking her way into a real romance.

 

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Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:32

Review: Skin in the Game

SitG-500px“Skin in the Game” by Jackie Barbosa (contemporary, Entangled, May 2013, $2.99, 250pp)

 

Summary:
Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she’s shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls asks her back to his hotel room. And then tries to steal her job.

 

Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he propositioned would offer up any resistance. Not to a repeat of the amazingly wild night they shared and certainly not to his coaching position.

 

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Saturday, 11 May 2013 18:39

Review: The Long Way Home

LongWayHome“The Long Way Home” by Mariah Stewart (contemporary, Ballantine, February 2013, $7.99, 432pp)

 

Series: Book 6, The Chesapeake Diaries

 

Summary:
As the only child of a wealthy investment manager, Ellie Chapman has never known anything besides a life of perfect privilege. But her years of good fortune come to an abrupt end when her father is exposed for swindling billions of dollars from innocent investors in a massive Ponzi scheme. And just like that, Ellie loses everything: money, job, home—even her fiancé, who’s jailed as her father’s partner in crime. With no job prospects on the horizon, no cash, and her family name in tatters, Ellie has only one place to go.
 

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Friday, 26 April 2013 16:41

Review: Own the Wind

OwnTheWind“Own the Wind” by Kristen Ashley (contemporary, Forever, April 2013, $3.79, 448pp)

 

Series: Chaos, book one

 

Summary:
Too hot to handle . . .

Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos-the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship . . .

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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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