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From 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.
“Calling the Shots” by Christine d’Abo (erotic, Carina, October 2012, $4.99, 68,000words)
Series: Book 4 in the Long Shot series
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...
“Until There Was You” by Jessica Scott (contemporary, Random House Digital, October 2012, $2.99, 250pp)
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.
“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.
“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
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?
“Reflected in You” by Sylvia Day (erotic, Berkley, October 2012, $9.99ebk, 432pp)
Series: Book 2 in the Crossfire Series
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...
Jennifer Ashley’s “Mate Claimed”
I read the first book in this series way back when it was released by Dorchester. I didn’t really care for the fact that the shifters were collared. However, I’ve heard some good things about this series recently. I have a copy of “Mate Claimed” and am planning to read when I get a chance.
Lauren Dane’s “Laid Open”
In this novella, Dane revisits the trio of Erin, Ben and Todd – one of my all-time favorite romantic triads. I have been waiting for this one since I first found out about it. Out of the books that will be delivered to my Kindle tomorrow, this is the first one that I will be reading!!!!!
Total Books Read: 42
Ebooks Reads: 37
Paper Books Read: 5
Review Copies Read: 20
“Deep Desires” by Charlotte Stein (ebook, review copy)
I have a new reviewer reading this one. I adored the story, however. This is very different – the story of two very damaged people who find comfort (and passion) in each other. I recommend this for those looking for something very different.
"Knight" by Kristen Ashley (ebook)
@KatiD on Twitter got me into Kristen Ashley by loaning me a copy of “Motorcycle Man.” I then moved to “Knight,” which I adored. Knight is an alphahole extraordinaire – a domineering and dominating type of dude (who is also a pimp). This one is very extreme and will cause many readers to scream in agony. Kristen Ashley is cracktastically awesome!
“Hold ‘Em” by Katie Porter (ebook, review copy)
Review to come.
“The Lady Risks All” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, October 2012, $7.99, 496pp)
Series: While not part of a series, the hero, Neville Roscoe, appears in both “The Edge of Desire” and “The Reckless Bride.”
Neville Roscoe, notorious and enigmatic, lives resolutely outside society, bound only by his own code of honor - until challenged by his desire for the one woman he cannot have.
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