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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 19:43

Review: Uncommon Pleasure

Uncommon Pleasure“Uncommon Pleasure” by Anne Calhoun (erotic, anthology, Berkley, March 2013, $15.00, 304pp)

 

Summary:
In “Over the Edge,” after a tragic incident during Ty Hendricks’ last tour of duty, he cut off all connection with anyone he cares about—until a night with Lauren Kincaid draws him reluctantly back into the world. Lauren sees a wounded man in danger of losing everything to his inner demons, but the sensual, no-holds-barred fight for Ty’s soul could cost Lauren her heart.

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Monday, 11 March 2013 13:25

Review: Staging Murder

StagingMurder“Staging Murder” by Nora LeDuc (romantic suspense, Wild Rose Press, October 2012, $12.99, 254pp)

 

Summary:
Ava Ray returns home to put aside family grudges, never expecting to be swept into the mystery surrounding her stepmother's murder and the sinister fires lighting up the city's night skies. Now the murderer is obsessing over Ava and sending her gifts. The police believe the killer and the arsonist are the same person and focus their attempts to capture the criminal around Ava. But how can she trust head detective Ben "Mac" McNamara, her ex-love, when he treats her as a suspect? Mac fought his way through the foster system to become a respected member of the police force. When evidence points to Ava as the murderer, he's torn between believing in her innocence and fearing her guilt. Soon their past mistakes ignite emotions hotter than the arsonist's fires, forcing Mac to choose--protect a vulnerable Ava? Or arrest her as a cold, calculating killer?

 

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Friday, 08 March 2013 11:15

Review: Her Lucky Love

HerLuckyLove72“Her Lucky Love” by Carrie Ann Ryan (paranormal, Fated Desires, March 2013, $2.99, 195pp)

 

Series: Holiday, Montana

 

Summary:
Brayden Cooper has always been lucky. It's in his blood and in the coin that he has hanging on a leather tie around his neck. He has everything in the world he could ever want, money: a job, brothers he loves, and the luck that comes with his powers. Yet he's empty. Everyone but him knows he loves Allison, yet it's going to take something stronger than luck to bring them together.

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Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:40

Review: Thrown by a Curve

thrownbyacurve“Thrown by a Curve” by Jaci Burton (contemporary, Berkley, March 2013, $15.00, 352pp)

 

Series: Play-by-Play, book 5

 

Summary:
She thinks she knows this player—but he has a few surprise moves.

 

For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man.

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Sunday, 03 March 2013 13:13

Review: See the Light

seethelightnewrelease“See the Light” by Cassandra Carr (erotic, m/m, Loose Id, February 2013, $5.99, 131pp)

 

Summary:
Hockey player Jason Monroe lives a double life—star defenseman and soon-to-be Olympian on the ice and closeted gay man outside the rink. A serious relationship is out of the question, and Jason makes do with anonymous sex in barroom bathrooms, not willing to take the chance on coming out as gay in a decidedly macho sport.

 

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Saturday, 02 March 2013 14:18

Review: A Bride by Moonlight

bridemoon“A Bride by Moonlight” by Liz Carlyle (historical, Avon, March 2013, $7.99, 432pp)

 

Summary:
On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposal she dare not refuse: masquerade as the future bride of the steely-eyed Royden Napier and help him solve his most dangerous case. Soon Lisette is in even greater danger—of losing her heart to the one man with the power to destroy her . . .

 

Estranged from his aristocratic family, the enigmatic Napier has forged a reputation as Scotland Yard's most relentless police commissioner. He's vowed to bring Lisette to justice—but with every forbidden kiss and every tantalizing touch, he finds himself becoming less convinced of her guilt . . . and more certain he must have her. But when danger touches Lisette, can he save her?

 

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 20:06

Review: Knowing the Ropes

KnowingTheRopes v1“Knowing the Ropes” by Teresa Noelle Roberts (erotic, Samhain, February 2013, 312pp)

 

Summary:
They’ve got the sex factor in spades. But can love survive the “ex” factor?

Selene has harbored kinky, submissive fantasies most of her life, but her experience as a domestic-abuse counselor leaves her leery of giving up that much control. Case in point: the ex-fiancé she didn’t love quite enough to test the limits of trust.

 

At a BDSM meet-and-greet, she sets out to learn how far is too far. Nick seems like the ideal dom to show her the ins and outs of ropes, floggers, and paddles—with no commitment clause.

 

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 20:35

Review: Edge of Dawn

edgeofdawn150px“Edge of Dawn” by Lara Adrian (paranormal, Delacorte, March 2013, $25.00, 288pp)

 

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Series: Midnight Breed, book 11

 

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Monday, 25 February 2013 20:14

Review: Winterblaze

winterblaze-cover“Winterblaze” by Kristen Callihan (historical, paranormal, Forever, February 2013, $7.99, 448pp)

 

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Series: The Darkest London, book 3

 

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Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:51

Review: Irresistible

Irresistible“Irresistible” by Liz Bankes (young adult/New Adult, Walker Childrens, February 2013, $2.99, 240pp)

 

Summary:
When Mia gets a summer job at a prestigious country club, it's hard work, but fun, especially as a romance develops with fellow student Dan. However, from the beginning she is drawn to the sexy, rich and bored Jamie--he's got everything he could ever want, and enjoys nothing more than messing with people's lives for his own entertainment. Mia knows getting involved with Jamie is a bad idea, but there's something so dangerously exciting about Jamie she just can't resist.

 

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