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“At the Duke’s Wedding” anthology by Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale (historical, self-published, June 2013, $2.99, 376pp)
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem — and romance. Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale serve up delectable Regency fun and a sexy contemporary twist in this anthology of original novellas.
“One Sweet Ride” by Jaci Burton (erotic, Berkley, June 2013, $15.00, 336pp)
Series: A Play-by-Play novel, 6th book
Gray Preston was born into money, but he’s built his racing empire on hard work and muscle. And now that Gray has millions of fans, his senator father sends one of his aides, Evelyn Hill, to elicit Gray’s help in garnering votes for the upcoming national election. Gray wants nothing to do with his estranged father’s campaign, but Evelyn can be pretty persuasive. She’s willing to learn about racing, and maybe even get a little dirty.
“Tempted into Danger” by Melissa Cutler (romantic suspense, Harlequin, June 2013, $5.50, 288pp)
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?
“One Heart to Win” by Johanna Lindsey (historical, Gallery, June 2013, $26.00, 384pp)
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!
“Losing Herself: Surrender” by Alicia Roberts (ebook)
This is a 77 page story about Emily who finds herself falling for her billionaire, dominant boss. It is steamy, but is the first of two books. While this one was $0.99, the follow-up (“Losing Her Heart: Surrender”) is only 56 pages and is $2.99. To me, these aren’t worth the money, despite a decent story.
“Officer Off Limits” by Tessa Bailey (ebook)
Tessa Bailey is my new favorite author. She knows how to write dominant, alphahole heroes who burn up the sheets with their dirty talk. This is the tale of Story, who rushes to New York after her fiancé dumps her and her estranged father suffers a heart attack. In New York, she meets Daniel, her father’s partner on the police force. The two cannot stay away from each other. Tessa Bailey’s books are steamy. I can’t wait for more from her.
“Isabel’s Awakening” by T.D. Hassett (ebook)
Isabel is a school teacher in an inner-city school who is working hard to finish a graduate program when she meets Thomas, a rock star. I very much enjoyed the relationship between Thomas and Isabel. I did have to suspend my disbelief at how easily Thomas was able to live his life without being mobbed by paparazzi and fans, but found this to be a strong romance.
“Faking It” by Diane Alberts (contemporary, Entangled, March 2013, $2.99, 147pp)
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.
“Defiance” by Stephanie Tyler (new adult, dystopian, Carina, June 2013, $3.99, 78,000words)
Series: Book 1, Defiance
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.
“The Couple Who Fooled the World” by Maisey Yates (ebook, review copy)
This Harlequin Presents book will be out on July 1st. The story is very angsty. The hero and heroine are business rivals that masquerade as a couple to get a business contract – and get more than they bargained for. This story was very different, and I loved it.
“The Mistress” by Tiffany Reisz (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
The next installment in Reisz’s Original Sinners series will be out at the end of July. But, Reisz knocked this one, which ends a series arc, out of the park – possibly all the way to Uranus.
“Complete Me” by J. Kenner (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
The last book in this trilogy by Kenner is out at the end of July. I did enjoy this one, but still think this romance could’ve been told in one book.
“Heart of Obsidian” by Nalini Singh (paranormal, Berkley, June 2013, $25.95, 368pp)
Series: Psy/Changeling, book 12
“Soul Stripper” by Katana Collins (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
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“Kiss of Snow” by Nalini Singh (ebook, re-read)
“This is Who I Am” by Cherise Sinclair (ebook)
This erotic romance featuring Sam the sadist and Lynda the masochist was difficult for me to read. Lynda was once kidnapped by human traffickers and treated as a sex slave. She is having trouble readjusting to life and is afraid to accept her kinky desires. I think the story is well written – and I felt that the Sam and Lynda’s happily ever after was well done. This is one of those stories that is not easy to get out of one’s head.
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