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Displaying items by tag: Jennifer Porter
Saturday, 20 October 2012 11:05

Review: His Mistletoe Bride

His_Mistletoe_Bride“His Mistletoe Bride” by Vanessa Kelly (historical, Zebra, October 2012, $6.99, 352pp)

 

Summary:
Blame It On The Mistletoe--

When Major Lucas Stanton inherited his earldom, he never dreamed his property would include the previous earl's granddaughter. Phoebe Linville is a sparkling American beauty, yes, but with a talent for getting into trouble. Witness the compromising position that forced them into wedlock. Whisked away to Mistletoe Manor, his country estate, it isn't long before she is challenging his rules--and surprising him in and out of bed--

Phoebe has no intention of bowing to Lucas's stubbornness even though he offers all that she wants. His kisses and unexpected warmth are enticing, but Phoebe is determined to show the earl of Merritt what real love is all about. And if that takes twelve nights of delicious seduction by a roaring fire, she's more than willing to reveal her gifts very slowly--

 

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:43

Review: Wyoming Fierce

WyomingFierce“Wyoming Fierce” by Diana Palmer (contemporary, HQN, November 2012, $7.99, 352pp)

 

Summary:
Ranch owner Cane Kirk lost more than his arm in the war. He lost his way, battling his inner demons by challenging any cowboy unfortunate enough to get in his way. No one seems to be able to cool him down, except beautiful Bodie Mays. Bodie doesn't mind saving Cane from himself, even if he is a little too tempting for her own peace of mind.

 

But soon Bodie's the one who finds herself in need of rescuing—only, she's afraid to tell Cane what's really going on. How can she trust someone as unpredictable as this fierce cowboy? When her silence only ends up getting her into even deeper hot water, it's up to Cane to save the day. And if he does it right, he won't be riding off into the sunset alone.

 

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Monday, 15 October 2012 18:56

Review: Hold 'Em

Hold-Em-med“Hold ‘Em” by Katie Porter (erotic, Samhain, September 2012, $5.50, 271pp)

 

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Series: Book 3 of the Vegas Top Gun series

 

Summary:
Daughter of a world-famous motocross champion, and head-on competitor with three brothers, Captain Leah "Princess" Girardi was born with a need for speed. No one tells her what to do, especially not men with chauvinistic "girls can't be fighter pilots" attitudes.

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“Until There Was You” by Jessica Scott (ebook, review copy)
See review

 

“Creed” by Kristen Ashley (ebook)
This is the second book in Ashley’s Unfinished Heroes series. Creed is the hero who is brought back into Sylvie’s life by Knight – the cracktastic hero of “Knight.” These books have to be read to be believed. I am definitely a big fan.

 

“Halloween Submission” by Bonnie Bliss (ebook)
This is part of the Holiday Dom series by Bliss. I bought this one because of the series title (I read the 4th of July one which wasn’t my favorite) because I find the placement of the words holiday and dom a bit incongruent. It makes me chuckle. In this one, Tom's best friend Richard and sister Millie set up Tom and Lucy at a play party. I found this an okay read, although got irritated with Tom’s reaction to finding out that he had played roughly with Lucy, the woman he wants to “date.” I a little want bit wanted to smack him.

 

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stygianslgFrom the moment that I read my first Lora Leigh book, I was hooked. She writes some incredibly dominant heroes who I often want to knock some sense into. However, I can’t resist them. I don’t even mind that some of her books may have timeline/continuity issues or grammatical errors. Her stories speak to me, and I relish the opportunity to read each new book. And to be honest, I relish the opportunity to re-read them as well.

 

Now, Lora Leigh has all sorts of signature devices in her books. Most of her heroes find they don’t truly connect to their women until they can express their love anally. There are often lots and lots of candy references a la “I’m going to eat you up like the sweetest candy” along with comparisons of nipples to fruit (nipples as tight berries, etc). Oh yeah, and most of her heroines are waxed smooth for their men. And again, I love these facets of Leigh’s writing that absolutely identify her words as her own. I actively look for them in each book and smile when I find them.

 

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 20:23

Review: Calling the Shots

CallingTheShotsmed“Calling the Shots” by Christine d’Abo (erotic, Carina, October 2012, $4.99, 68,000words)

 

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Series: Book 4 in the Long Shot series

 

Summary:
He's had a wild ride, and now sex club owner Josh Scott is looking for a change of scene. But first, he's determined to bring two friends together, and he's willing to be a third wheel to move things along...

 

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 19:29

Review: Until There Was You

until_there_was_you“Until There Was You” by Jessica Scott (contemporary, Random House Digital, October 2012, $2.99, 250pp)

 

Summary:
A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure--except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.

Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to earn the rank on her chest. In Evan, Claire sees a rigid officer who puts the rules before everything else--including his people. When the mission forces them together, Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye. He's more than the rank on his chest; he's a man with dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.

 

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“Forbidden Desire” by Jodie Griffin (ebook, review copy)
Review to come.

 

“For Keeps” by Karen Booth (ebook)
I won this book from the author. It features Allie and her much younger neighbor Cooper. I thought this a very strong story. The author did a great job portraying the age difference, as Cooper seemed much more immature than Allie. I was very caught up in the story and couldn’t wait to see how she resolved the age conflict and gave them their HEA (very nicely).

 

“Laid Open” by Lauren Dane (ebook)
Erin, Todd and Ben are one of my favorite committed threesomes, so I was so excited when Lauren Dane announced she would be revisiting them with a novella. This is a fabulous read that any fans of Dane’s Brown’s series must read.

 

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:40

Review: Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed

seven_nights_in_rogues_bed_US“Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed” by Anna Campbell (historical, Grand Central, October 2012, $5.99, 416pp)

 

Series: Book 1 in the Sons of Sins series

 

Summary:
WILL A WEEK OF SEDUCTION . . .

Desperate to save her sister's life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic-even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.

. . . SPARK A LIFETIME OF PASSIONATE SURRENDER?

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Monday, 01 October 2012 20:09

Review: Reflected in You

reflected_217“Reflected in You” by Sylvia Day (erotic, Berkley, October 2012, $9.99ebk, 432pp)

 

Series: Book 2 in the Crossfire Series

 

Summary:
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.

We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...

 

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