Displaying items by tag: Jennifer Porter
“Playing to Win” by Jaci Burton (erotic, Berkley Heat, September 2012, $15.00, 320pp)
Series: Fourth book in the Play by Play series
Someone’s going to have to let down their guard…
Football star Cole Riley is notorious for doing as he pleases—on the field and off. He parties hard and fights harder, but if he doesn’t clean up his act, his career is over—so Cole reluctantly agrees to work with image makeover consultant Savannah Brooks. He’s not used to being told what to do, especially by some (admittedly hot) Southern belle. As for Savannah, she’s not convinced she can transform this cocky (and aggressively sexy) force of nature. But she’s determined to give it her best shot
“Double In” by Tonya Ramagos (ebook)
Brothers Porter and Reid both want Marsha. Unfortunately, they hurt her badly in the past when they supported their sister’s attempt to sue Marsha. But, the two are done giving Marsha space. This story was ok. I liked the romantic relationship between Porter, Marsha and Reid much more than the external plot. I skimmed quite a bit of this one.
“Because You Are Mine, Part V: Because I Said So” by Beth Kery (ebook)
Ian and Francesca are still in France, basking in the glow of their new sexual relationship. The two return to the museum for driving lessons, which of course turns into something much more. Ian is quite dangerous normally, but even more so when he gets close to the museum. I am still enjoying this one, although am quite eager to get to the end.
“My Liege of Dark Haven” by Cherise Sinclair (ebook)
It is finally Xavier’s turn to get his happily ever after, and it comes in the form of Abby, a professor who is intending to write a paper on BDSM. When she gets hired as a receptionist at Dark Haven, she gets more than she bargained for though – as receptionists must participate in club demonstrations. Abby is tough to like initially. She comes to the club to study, not to get involved and as such, is very disconnected. Also, she is hung up on her ex-boyfriend who dumped her because she wouldn’t act as his submissive. However, Xavier does peel away her layers eventually. I enjoyed seeing Abby’s growth and how she blossomed under Xavier’s care.
“A Study in Seduction” by Nina Rowan (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $5.99, 400pp)
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...
“A Lady by Midnight” by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Series: Book 3 in the Spindle Cove Series
A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making . . .
“The Ugly Duchess” by Eloisa James (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Series: This is the fourth book in the Fairy Tale series.
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.
“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.
“Wild Card” by Lora Leigh (contemporary, St. Martin’s Griffin, August 2012, reisusse, $14.99, 432pp)
Series: Book 1 of the Elite Ops series
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.
“Softly at Sunrise” by Maya Banks (romantic suspense, self-published, August 2012, $2.99, 132pp)
Series: KGI novella
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.
“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.
“Pleasures of a Tempted Lady” by Jennifer Haymore (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $7.99, 448pp)
Series: Book 3 of the Donovan Sisters series
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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