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Sunday, 28 October 2012 18:56

Review: Pitch Perfect

pitchperfect“Pitch Perfect” by LuAnn McLane (contemporary, Signet, September 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

Summary:
Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its theater, shopping, and cuisine. But tough times are crushing tourism—until a hard-swinging baseball team and three hometown heroes begins revitalize the community one inning at a time….

 

Determined to prove her independence, Mia Monroe is no longer Daddy’s little rich girl. Buying an old car with the last of her money, she sets out for who knows where… until her clunker clunks out in Cricket Creek. With no plan and no credit cards, Mia has to find more resilience than she’s ever never needed before. And a little help from an attractive new acquaintance wouldn’t hurt… As first baseman for the Cricket Creek Cougars, Cameron Patrick has two jobs: win games and stay out of trouble. If he can do both, he might just make it back to the minor leagues. He knows Mia is trouble from the moment she catches his eye—but he can’t stop looking. And maybe her kind of trouble is exactly what he needs.   

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:43

Review: Wyoming Fierce

WyomingFierce“Wyoming Fierce” by Diana Palmer (contemporary, HQN, November 2012, $7.99, 352pp)

 

Summary:
Ranch owner Cane Kirk lost more than his arm in the war. He lost his way, battling his inner demons by challenging any cowboy unfortunate enough to get in his way. No one seems to be able to cool him down, except beautiful Bodie Mays. Bodie doesn't mind saving Cane from himself, even if he is a little too tempting for her own peace of mind.

 

But soon Bodie's the one who finds herself in need of rescuing—only, she's afraid to tell Cane what's really going on. How can she trust someone as unpredictable as this fierce cowboy? When her silence only ends up getting her into even deeper hot water, it's up to Cane to save the day. And if he does it right, he won't be riding off into the sunset alone.

 

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 19:29

Review: Until There Was You

until_there_was_you“Until There Was You” by Jessica Scott (contemporary, Random House Digital, October 2012, $2.99, 250pp)

 

Summary:
A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure--except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.

Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to earn the rank on her chest. In Evan, Claire sees a rigid officer who puts the rules before everything else--including his people. When the mission forces them together, Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye. He's more than the rank on his chest; he's a man with dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.

 

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Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:21

Review: Josh

Josh“Josh” by J.C. Ryan (contemporary, Grand Central, September 2012, $7.99, 368pp)

 

Series: Book 2 in the Wyoming Sky Series

 

Summary:
Rancher and mountain climber Josh Conway has never backed down from a challenge. So when a photographer disappears in the wilderness during a blizzard, Josh answers the emergency call and leaps into action. Yet he's soon shocked to find the person in "distress" is doing fine-and she's a gorgeous blond spitfire who's as brave and bold as he is.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:10

Review: As You Wish

As_You_Wish_-_Final“As You Wish” by Elyssa Patrick (contemporary, selfpublished, September 2012, $2.99, 250pp)

 

Summary:
Love doesn't always follow the sheet music . . .

This Christmas, Portia Jackson needs a miracle to save her family's generations-old florist shop. What she gets instead is a car that breaks down during a blizzard. Help arrives unexpectedly when the infamous Aubry Riley pulls over. She only expects him to drive her to the gas station . . . she never expects that kiss. But Portia lives in the real world--she knows this is only a holiday fling for Aubry. Except it doesn't feel so temporary, and the last thing she wants is a broken heart.

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Monday, 10 September 2012 19:19

Review: Luscious

luscious-cover-final“Luscious” by Amanda Usen (contemporary, Sourcebooks, July 2012, $6.99, 320pp)

 

Summary:
Eat, play, love

Plain old ice cream just isn't going to cut it. To beat these blues, chef Olivia Marconi needs the good stuff: rich, creamy tiramisu gelato. And no place better to get it than Italy. But a fresh start is nearly impossible with Sean Kindred dogging her every move. She's been burned by his too-hot-to-handle antics before. Though there's no denying the man can still get her all fired up. Could a weeklong affair finally turn into something more lasting...or will it all go up in flames?

 

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Friday, 07 September 2012 18:49

Review: A Man of Distinction

A_Man_of_Distinction“A Man of Distinction” by Sarah M. Anderson (contemporary, Harlequin Desire, September 2012, $4.99, 192pp)

 

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Summary:
He'd said goodbye to his life on the reservation without regrets. He'd asked Tanya Rattling Blanket to come with him too many times, and Nick Longhair never begs. But when business brings him back to his ancestors' land, he finally understands what he exchanged for money and power.

 

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Sunday, 26 August 2012 15:16

Review: Wild Card

WildCard“Wild Card” by Lora Leigh (contemporary, St. Martin’s Griffin, August 2012, reisusse, $14.99, 432pp)

 

Series: Book 1 of the Elite Ops series

 

Summary:
It was supposed to be simple. All Navy SEAL Nathan Malone had to do was rescue three young girls from a Colombia drug cartel, then allow himself to be captured just long enough to draw out a government spy. That was before his mission went disastrously wrong…and before his wife, Bella, was told that Nathan was never coming home.

 

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Monday, 13 August 2012 09:48

Review: A Man of Privilege

A_Man_of_Privilege1“A Man of Privilege” by Sarah M. Anderson (contemporary, Harlequin Desire, July 2012, $4.99, 192pp)

 

Series: Book 2 of Lawyers in Love trilogy

 

Summary:
A MAN ON A MISSION

James Carlson is building the biggest case of his career. He’s spent years systematically rooting out corruption in the legal system, and the conviction of a federal judge is the final step before he resigns and runs for office. But to get his conviction, he needs the testimony of a former hooker. Given her rap sheet, he’s surprised that this potential witness is still alive.

 

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Saturday, 11 August 2012 10:03

Review: Planning for Love

PlanningforLoveCoverSm“Planning for Love” by Christi Barth (contemporary, Carina, August 2012, $4.99, 226pp)

 

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Series: Book 1 in Aisle Bound series

 

Summary:


Hopeless romantic Ivy Rhodes
and
anti-Cupid
Bennett Westcott
request the pleasure of your company for
their disaster of a courtship

 

Wedding planner Ivy Rhodes is the best in the business, and she’s not about to let a personal problem stop her from getting ahead. So when she’s asked to star in the reality TV show Planning for Love, it doesn’t matter that the show’s videographer happens to be a recent—and heartbreaking—one-night stand.

 

Bennett Westcott admits he didn’t handle his encounter with Ivy very well. But looking at her beautiful smile—and great body—through a camera lens every day? He can’t be faulted for suggesting they have some no-strings fun.

 

The more time they spend together, the more Ben realizes Ivy isn’t the wedding-crazed bridezilla he’d imagined. But if he doesn’t trust himself to make a relationship last, how can he convince Ivy to give him another chance?

 

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