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“Beg Me” by Desiree Holt (ebook, re-read)
I thought I had already read this story, and it turns out I was right. I enjoyed it the first time I read it (and the second). The heroine agrees to submit to the hero in order to get material for a story. But the two have real connection. I love how Sable holds her ground and makes Alex admit that she isn’t just another submissive, but a woman with whom he must connect.
“Emily’s Seduction” by Natasha Blackthorne (ebook)
I had trouble connecting with this story. Alex has all these deep, dark desires that he has kept hidden from his fiancé. I’m not sure why this is. Also, his desires didn’t seem that dark.
“A Bluestocking Christmas” by Monica Burns (ebook, review copy)
Review to come.
“Red Hot Holiday” anthology including “Wish List” by K.A. Mitchell, “I Need You for Christmas” by Leah Braemel and “Breath on Embers” by Anne Calhoun (erotic, Carina, December 2012, $7.99, 262pp)
“Wish List” by K.A. Mitchell
Blindfolds. Handcuffs. Submission.
There's so much Jonah Kendrick hasn't tried, and so much he wants to explore. But just before Christmas he finds a ring box in his boyfriend's desk. Jonah panics. He loves Evan and their sex is hot, but how can Jonah be ready for forever, when there are so many items on his Naughty Bucket List? Desires that might drive Evan away.
“Archangel of Mercy” by Christina Ashcroft (paranormal, Berkley Heat, December 2012, $15.00, 368pp)
Between an angel and a desperate woman comes salvation—and a raw passion that challenges them at every turn…
When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she’s determined not to fall at his feet—despite the desire she feels whenever they’re together.
“His Christmas Wish” by Marquita Valentine (contemporary novella, self-published, November 2012, $1.99, 95pp)
Series: A Holland Springs holiday novella
There's no time like the Present...
War Hero, Joaquin Morales, returns to Holland Springs after years of estrangement from his family...and his wife. His new mission: To convince his wife that they have a Future together.
Falling in love with her husband for the second time was *not* a part of Sage Caswell's plans for the Holiday Season. She's convinced that what they had belongs in the Past.
Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon & Christi Barth’s “Romancing the Holiday” anthology (Carina) Buy from Amazon
I can’t resist holiday romances. They are a great way for me to get myself into the holiday spirit. Plus, I will read anything written by Jaci Burton. I also enjoy HelenKay Dimon’s books and the one by Christi Barth that I read earlier this year. I will be reading this anthology – in the near future.
Anne Calhoun, KA Mitchell & Leah Braemel’s “Red Hot Holiday” anthology (Carina) Buy from Amazon
This anthology contains my favorite Holiday 2012 romance, “Breath on Embers” by Anne Calhoun. This story is an angst-ridden, deeply emotional and highly erotic experience. Fans of erotic romance must read this one. I do intend to read the additional stories in this anthology. I’ve never read anything by KA Mitchell, but am a big fan of Leah Braemel.
Eloisa James’ “To Wed a Rake” (Berkley) Buy from Amazon
I will anything and everything that Eloisa James writes. I cannot wait to get this book on my ereader on Tuesday.
“Bed, Breakfast & Bondage” by Riley Shane (ebook)
Anaya and Devlin have been lovers on and off for years. They grew up together, but Devlin wanted to be a celebrity chef and took off to find fame. Anaya remained home and followed her dream. Devlin returns home to help Anaya run her bed & breakfast with a new mission in life. He wants Anaya to give him eight nights to act out their mutual fantasies. This erotic romance has some great sexual tension between the hero and heroine. Also, it takes place during Hanukah, something I haven’t seen too much of in romances.
“A Perfect Trifecta” by Delilah Devlin (ebook)
Aiden and Jen are an established couple with Aiden as the dominant and Jen the submissive. Jen knows that Aiden can’t be as rough as he’d like with her. She believes Aiden needs more in order to open up. As a result, she pushes Aiden to check out Craig, a switch with a need to find a true dominant. This romance is really about how Craig fits into Aiden and Jen’s relationship – and how the relationship grows to include all three. I thought it was well done. And, this is seriously hot.
“Season for Surrender” by Theresa Romain (historical, Kensington, October 2012, $6.99, 368pp)
Series: Book 2 in the Seasons Quartet
Alexander Edgware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation - for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend his famously naughty Christmas house party - and stay the full, ruinous two weeks. Worse, the lady is Louisa Oliver, a doe-eyed bookworm Xavier finds quite charming. Yet to refuse the challenge is impossible - he will simply have to appoint himself Miss Oliver's protector. Louisa knows her chance for a husband has passed. But she has no desire to retire into spinsterhood without enjoying a few grand adventures first. When Lord Xavier's invitation arrives, Louisa is more intrigued than insulted. And once inside the rogues' gallery, she just may have a thing or two to teach her gentlemen friends about daring.
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“Far from Perfect” by Barbara Longley (contemporary, Montlake, October 2012, $12.95p/$3.99e, 350pp)
Series: Perfect, Indiana, book one
Steal away on a journey to the heartland, where a wounded soldier meets the one woman who could be his new beginning…
Isabella Bradford’s “When the Duke Found Love” (Ballantine) Buy from Amazon
I haven’t had a chance to read any of the books in Isabella Bradford’s historical trilogy, but I want to. All three books appeal, especially this one which features a rake who is determined to save the heroine from an arranged marriage.
Celeste Bradley’s “Fallen” (St. Martins) Buy from Amazon
This historical romance has a hero who mistakenly falls into the heroine’s bed, ruining her in the eyes of society. This is a must read scenario for me.
Kresley Cole’s “Shadow’s Claim” (Pocket) Buy from Amazon
I adore Kresley Cole’s paranormal books. Her Immortals After Dark series is fantastic. It is brutal, filled with violence and emotional upheaval. I cannot wait to read this book which is an IAD spinoff.
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