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Saturday, 09 July 2016 12:06

Review: Make Me Love You by Johanna Lindsey

Written by Jennifer Porter

MakeMeLoveYouMake Me Love You by Johanna Lindsey (historical, Gallery, July 2016)

 

Summary:
One duel could be considered a matter of honor, but three duels are attempted murder! With enlightened society outraged at such reckless behavior among young noblemen, the Prince Regent orders Robert Whitworth, the earl of Tamdon’s heir, and Lord Dominic Wolfe to end their dispute by allying their families through marriage. Whichever party refuses to comply will forfeit his lands and title.

 

Whitworth relishes the idea of sending his younger sister Brooke to his enemy’s remote estate. He knows the Wolf will reject her as a bride, thereby losing his wealth and status. The Wolf, however, is determined to scare away the Whitworth chit. With dueling no longer an available means of destroying the man he abhors, he will be satisfied to see him lose his lands and title. But he hadn’t expected his enemy’s sister to be so resourceful or resilient.

 

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 17:46

Review: What Remains by Garrett Leigh

Written by Liz Blue

WhatRemainsWhat Remains by Garrett Leigh (Riptide Publishing, July 4, 2016, $6.99, 283pp)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29317012-what-remains

 

Summary:

Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right?

 

Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O’Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between them, and Jodi can’t help falling hard in love. He offers Rupert a home within the walls of his cosy Tottenham flat—a sanctuary to nurture their own brand of family—and for four blissful years, life is never sweeter.

 

StealingHisThunderStealing His Thunder by Sparrow Beckett (erotic, InterMix, June 2016)

 

Series: Masters of Adrenaline, book 1

 

Summary:
Nothing gives Addison Kennedy a rush like stealing cars. The Lexus was the perfect target, but before she can get its engine purring, she's cold-cocked unconscious. When she comes to, she finds herself on a bed with a blonde, tattooed god standing over her.

 

Fox Larson is shocked to discover the thief he knocked out is actually a hot girl. Bringing her home may not have been the smartest move, but he wasn’t about to leave an unconscious and defenseless woman in a parking garage. Besides, if she’s part of an auto theft crew infringing on his territory, he needs to pump her for information.

 

Sunday, 12 June 2016 18:05

Review: Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt

Written by Jennifer Porter

dukeofsinDuke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical, Forever, May 2016)

 

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Series: Maiden Lane, book 10

 

Summary:
A MAN OF SIN

 

Sunday, 22 May 2016 18:46

Mini Reviews for Week of May 16, 2016

Written by Jennifer Porter

wickedheartWicked Heart by Leisa Rayven (contemporary, St. Martin’s Griffin, May 2016)
In Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven, the third book in the Starcrossed series, is a cute, yet emotional romance reuniting Liam Quinn and Elissa Holt. These two met and fell in love five years ago on the set of Liam’s first acting job where Lissa was the stage manager. Liam was on the cusp of stardom and ended up breaking Lissa’s heart when he moved across the country and started dating his co-star. Fast forward to a new play where Liam and his now fiance (Angel) are starring in another stage production that Lissa is managing. There are some seriously unresolved feelings between Liam and Lissa, despite his commitment to Angel - who happens to be a sweet and caring woman. There is no evil fiance to act as romantic foil here. Things aren’t necessarily what they seem between Liam and Angel, and this situation provides the majority of the external conflict.

 

Overall, this one is a heartwarming romance with some very funny moments. This story will satisfy fans of the reunited lovers trope - and possibly make them hate publicists and agents.

 

(A book was provided by the publisher)

DebauchDebauched by Jennifer Dawson (erotic, self published, April 2016)

 

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Series: Undone, book 3

 

Summary:
One night in a moment of sheer madness I confessed my secrets to him.

All my life I’ve been pretending. Pretending to be the woman I thought I should be instead of the woman I really am. I’ve been faking it and I am good. No one has ever guessed. Except him. He just looked at me and knew.

 

YoungTeacherYoung Teacher by Bobbi Ruggiero (contemporary, self published, March 2016)

 

Summary:
Control freak Julia Powers hates surprises. With the skills of a ninja, she keeps her ad business and personal life in perfect order. Matthew Gordon wants nothing more than for his band Joyride to go national. While he waits for his big break, he spends his days working in a sandwich shop—a job he loathes—and teaching guitar on the side—a job he loves. His days get a bit more interesting when a mysterious woman comes in for lunch. Imagine his surprise when she shows up at his door for guitar lessons. Unfortunately, Julia can’t play guitar to save her life, and her frustration threatens to ruin any chance of her finding happiness. Will he ever be able to teach her that she’s perfect just as she is?

 

Dirtiest-Secret-comps-finalDirtiest Secret by J. Kenner (erotic, Random House, April 2016)

 

Series: S.I.N., book one of trilogy

 

Summary:
It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart.

 

The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me.

 

Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have.

 

troublegraceThe Trouble with Grace by Jenn LeBlanc (historical, time travel, self published, April 2016)

 

Series: Lords of Time, book 4 - also is the prequel to Calder and Quinn’s story The Heir and the Spare


Summary:

She had no idea what passion was,

Until she saw them...

 

Lady Alain needs a husband, and Quintin Wyntor will do just fine.

 

She will offer him a mutual agreement of respect and independence—

As long as he never visits her bed to claim his marital rights.

 

allchainedupAll Chained Up by Sophie Jordan (contemporary, Avon Impulse, March 2016)

 

Series: A Devil’s Rock Novel, book 1

 

Summary:
There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .

Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.

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