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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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Sunday, 04 August 2013 19:13

Review: Spare Hearts

sparehearts“Spare Hearts” by Dorothy F. Shaw and T.D. Hoffman (contemporary, Forever, August 2013, $0.99, 162pp)

 

Summary:
Stuck in this dead-beat town for too long, Candy Jameson is itching for some action. And the magnetically sexy, Sterling Dey might just be her chance to get back in the game . . . at least for a night. Soon the sparks flying between Candy and Sterling ignite into a fiery encounter that scorches the lanes. But when Sterling wants more than just one night with Candy, she's not sure she's ready to bet her heart on a one-night stand.

Former professional bowling champion Sterling Dey wants to reclaim his title. This sleepy alley in a small Texas town with no distractions is the perfect place to practice-until Sterling lays his eyes-and more-on the joint's sultry night manager.

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Sunday, 28 July 2013 18:47

Review: Trust in Me

TrustInMe“Trust in Me” by Dee Tenorio (contemporary, Samhain, July 2013, $5.50, 187pp)

 

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Series: Rancho Del Cielo, book 4

 

Summary:
Locke Jackman is single, childless…and he has a bad case of empty nest syndrome. For years, as he fought tooth and nail to keep his brothers and sisters together after his parents died, his entire life was focused on his responsibilities.

 

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Monday, 01 July 2013 09:56

Review: Sweetened with a Kiss

SweetKiss final nameChange“Sweetened with a Kiss” by Lexxi Callahan (contemporary, self published, June 2013, $0.99, 208pp)

 

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Summary:
Jen Taylor has loved Stefan Sellers all her life. When he surprised her with an engagement ring, she thought all her dreams were coming true. But when she discovers Stefan has an agenda that she never even suspected, she breaks off the engagement and goes to pastry school in Paris. Now she's back in New Orleans, and she has no intention of marrying him for all the wrong reasons. She just has to convince him that marriage is a bad idea. If only she wasn't having so much trouble convincing herself.

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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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