Displaying items by tag: Jennifer Porter
“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.
“The Libra Affair” by Daco (romantic suspense, Crimson, April 2013, $4.99, no page length given)
Her Mission: Launch an ICBM
Code Name: Libra
“Skin in the Game” by Jackie Barbosa (contemporary, Entangled, May 2013, $2.99, 250pp)
Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she’s shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls asks her back to his hotel room. And then tries to steal her job.
Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he propositioned would offer up any resistance. Not to a repeat of the amazingly wild night they shared and certainly not to his coaching position.
“Tempted into Danger” by Melissa Cutler (review copy)
Review to come. This is a romantic suspense story where the hero rescues the heroine and they trek through the jungle.
“Needing Nita” by Norah Wilson (ebook)
This is an erotic novella about an attorney who gives into her desire for a sexy cop only after she thinks she might have a brain tumor. I enjoyed this one.
“Her Master’s Kiss” by Vivien Sparxx (ebook)
This one isn’t my thing. It is the story of a woman who wants to be trained to be a slave – and she and her master find much more. The master/slave relationship portrayed here is rather harsh and missing the emotional connection that I need to believe in the relationship.
“Indulging the Professor” by Ella Jade (ebook)
This is a good, short story about a professor and his student who plan a getaway to begin their relationship after she graduates. This was a fun and sexy story.
“Fire Inside” by Kristen Ashley (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
Review to come, but Lanie and Hop’s story is now one of my favorite Kristen Ashley books!
“A Virgin for Two Brothers” by Jenika Snow (ebook)
This is a futuristic book featuring a heroine who puts herself into a virgin auction in order to get money to help her family. She is purchased by two men. I enjoyed this one, but felt it was too short for the price. I much prefer longer stories.
“A Hot Mess” by Christy Gissendaner (ebook)
I enjoyed this story about a woman who is dumped by her fiancé in Vegas. She calls her old friend Dylan to come rescue her – and their relationship takes a new turn.
“The Submissive” by Tara Sue Me (review copy)
I’m pondering this one. I don’t think it was my favorite story. I had a hard time warming up to the hero. I felt he was rather removed and somewhat unfeeling. However, I was caught up in the story enough that I think I will have to read the next two stories in the trilogy.
“His Risk to Take” by Tessa Bailey (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
A review of this title, out on May 13, will be coming. However, Tessa Bailey is the most recent author added to my “Must Buy” list. She has a knack for writing heroes who are very dirty talkers.
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