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Displaying items by tag: Jennifer Porter
Saturday, 01 September 2012 19:32

Review: A Study in Seduction

StudyinSeduction635x1024“A Study in Seduction” by Nina Rowan (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $5.99, 400pp)

 

Summary:
A HEART DIVIDED

The lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles. The one challenge she can't top? Managing the most infuriating man she's ever encountered.

Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one-of-a-kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holds for Lydia. The gentlemanly thing to do would be to simply return it. But Alexander is curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:03

Review: A Lady by Midnight

ALBM“A Lady by Midnight” by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series: Book 3 in the Spindle Cove Series

 

Summary:
A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making . . .

 

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Monday, 27 August 2012 18:43

Review: The Ugly Duchess

ugly_duchess“The Ugly Duchess” by Eloisa James (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

Series: This is the fourth book in the Fairy Tale series.

 

Summary:
How can she dare to imagine he loves her…when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?

 

Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion.

 

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“Because You Are Mine, Part IV: Because You Must Learn” by Beth Kery (ebook)
In last week’s installment, Ian whisks Francesca off to Paris in order to consummate their relationship. Everyone should see a museum the way these two do. I was a bit worried about what the curators might think of what actually happened there (okay, not really). This is the steamiest entry so far in the serial. We shall see what happens next . . .

 

“Cowboy Lust” by Delilah Devlin and Lorelei James – anthology (ebook)
I thought the stories in this anthology varied widely. Some were great and some didn’t hold my attention. Part of the problem for me is that the stories are extremely short. When they are this short, I can often find it difficult to connect with the characters.

 

“Damaged Goods” by Lainey Reese (ebook)
This book is a sequel to Lainey Reese’s “A Table for Three.” Its hero is Brice Marshall (who we meet in ATFT). One evening at his cousin’s BDSM club, he spies Terryn who is the sub of his dreams. The two become embroiled in a spicy relationship as Brice is working on a case to catch a serial killer. The serial killer is very close to Terryn. The relationship between Terryn and Brice is my favorite part of the book. I enjoyed reading about the couple. At times, I felt the suspense plot dragged a bit – and/or took away from the romance.

 

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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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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 17:09

Review: Softly at Sunrise

softly_sunrise“Softly at Sunrise” by Maya Banks (romantic suspense, self-published, August 2012, $2.99, 132pp)

 

Series: KGI novella

 

Summary:
Rachel Kelly has traveled a long, hard road in her journey back to her husband, Ethan, and the Kelly family. Now, as she and Ethan are poised to move into their new home, safe behind the walls of the Kelly compound, Rachel wonders if she’ll finally be free of the ghosts that have haunted her for so long and if she’ll step into the sun after a past steeped in darkness.

 

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“Because You are Mine, Part III: Because You Haunt Me” by Beth Kery (ebook)
Things are definitely heating up between Francesca and Ian. Again, I’m totally hooked on this story, but want to read the whole thing now!

 

“Indelibly Intimate” by Regina Cole (ebook)
This was a decent story about a down on her luck and recently dumped woman and a tattoo artist. I did like the developing romance. However, the hero’s name is Hammer which made me cringe repeadtedly.

 

“Seducing Cinderella” by Gina L. Maxwell (ebook, review copy)
Review to come.

 

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Monday, 20 August 2012 12:37

Review: Pleasures of a Tempted Lady

pleasures_sm“Pleasures of a Tempted Lady” by Jennifer Haymore (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $7.99, 448pp)

 

Series: Book 3 of the Donovan Sisters series

 

Summary:
Forbidden passion is the ultimate temptation…

Captain William Langley knows the ocean well, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers adrift on the cold Irish Sea. The tiny boat carries two passengers: a child—and Meg Donovan, Will’s long-lost love. Meg’s disappearance at sea eight years ago was a devastating blow. Now she’s back, as beautiful as ever, and with secrets as deep as Will’s own . . .

 

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012 16:16

Review: Stygian's Honor

stygianslg“Stygian’s Honor” by Lora Leigh (paranormal, Berkley, August 2012, $4.99, 384pp)

 

Series: Book 27 in the Breeds series.

 

Summary:
Window Rock, Arizona, is the last known location of Honor Roberts, who vanished when she was just thirteen. It was her only sanctuary from the Breed research that would surely have ended in her death—one such insidious experiment should, indeed, have killed her. That she lived is both a miracle—and a great mystery.

Stygian’s mission is to find Honor Roberts, no matter the cost. Now, with the help of Liza Johnson, assistant to the chief of the Navajo Nation, he is closer than ever to his goal. But will the discovery of Honor Roberts mean the destruction of the mating heat that has developed between Stygian and Liza?

 

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Monday, 13 August 2012 18:31

Review: White Hot

white-hot-main“White Hot” by Nina Bruhns (romantic suspense, Berkley, August 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

Series: Book 2 in Men in Uniform series

 

Summary:
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Clint Walker is on the run across the icy Alaskan Bering Sea. The Chinese operatives tracking him will do anything to retrieve the stolen military plans in Clint's possession--and kill him for their trouble. Desperate to safeguard the documents, he stows aboard a cargo ship--and comes face to face with the most beautiful--and determined--ship's commander he's ever encountered...

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