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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 19:36

Review: Tempted into Danger

Written by Jennifer Porter

Tempted-into-Danger-cover-189x300“Tempted into Danger” by Melissa Cutler (romantic suspense, Harlequin, June 2013, $5.50, 288pp)

 

Summary:
When a simple mission to deliver the beautiful and brilliant Vanessa Crosby to a safe house goes horribly wrong, ICE agent Diego Santero’s life gets complicated. Keeping the anti-crime analyst safe from the notorious mercenaries after her program will put everything he’s worked for at risk.

 

Relentlessly hunted and not knowing whom to trust, Diego takes Vanessa on the run, deep into the heart of the deadly Panamanian rainforest. Vanessa reminds herself that she’s just another asset to the ruggedly handsome black ops agent…until their intense situation leads to a release of passion neither expected. But even if they make it out alive, how can they ever have a future together?

 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:16

Review: One Heart to Win

Written by Jennifer Porter

OneHeartToWin“One Heart to Win” by Johanna Lindsey (historical, Gallery, June 2013, $26.00, 384pp)

 

Summary:
Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s wishes, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over a disputed strip of land. But in the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity: By assuming the identity of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. But, too late, Tiffany discovers that the rivalry between the Warrens and the Callahans has escalated when the Callahans steal the Warrens’ “housekeeper” as soon as she steps off the train!

 

Saturday, 15 June 2013 07:35

Review: Faking It

Written by Jennifer Porter

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.

 

Monday, 10 June 2013 18:28

Review: Defiance

Written by Jennifer Porter

defiance“Defiance” by Stephanie Tyler (new adult, dystopian, Carina, June 2013, $3.99, 78,000words)

 

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Series: Book 1, Defiance

 

Summary:
Rebelling against her legacy as the MC's princess, Tru Tennyson escaped the ruthless, male-dominated culture of the Defiance motorcycle club. Three years later, her newfound freedom is ripped away, thanks to a massive hybrid storm that killed millions. Now, in the post-Chaos world of semi-darkness and near-total anarchy where gangs rule, she discovers the dangerous world of Defiance may be the one thing that can keep her safe.

 

Sunday, 09 June 2013 19:20

Review: The Chieftain

Written by Trina Chase

TheChieftain“The Chieftain” by Margaret Mallory (historical, Forever, March 2013, $7.99, 448pp)

 

Series: Book 4, The Return of the Higlanders

 

Summary:
Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 07:40

Review: Heart of Obsidian

Written by Jennifer Porter

HeartOfObsidian“Heart of Obsidian” by Nalini Singh (paranormal, Berkley, June 2013, $25.95, 368pp)

 

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Series: Psy/Changeling, book 12

 

Sunday, 02 June 2013 10:30

Review: The Libra Affair

Written by Jennifer Porter

TheLibraAffair“The Libra Affair” by Daco (romantic suspense, Crimson, April 2013, $4.99, no page length given)

 

Summary:
Her Mission: Launch an ICBM

 

Code Name: Libra

 

Obstacle: Love

 

Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:32

Review: Skin in the Game

Written by Jennifer Porter

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.

 

Saturday, 11 May 2013 18:39

Review: The Long Way Home

Written by Trina Chase

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.
 

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 18:41

Review: Ours to Love

Written by Jennifer Porter

Ours to Love“Ours to Love” by Shayla Black (erotic, Berkley, May 2013, $16.00, 400pp)

 

Series: Wicked Lovers

 

Summary:
Between two brothers…

Xander Santiago spent years living it up as a billionaire playboy. Never given a chance to lead his family business in the boardroom, he became a master in the bedroom instead. His older brother, Javier, inherited the company and worked tirelessly to make it an empire. But while cutthroat corporate espionage took its toll on Javier, nothing was as devastating as the seemingly senseless murder of his wife. It propelled him into a year of punishing rage and guilt…until Xander came to his rescue.

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