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Saturday, 06 December 2014 19:04

Review: Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker

PersonalGeographyPersonal Geography by Tamsen Parker (erotic, BDSM, self-published, December 2014, $3.99 e, 302pp)

 

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Series: The Compass series, book 1

 

Summary:
Powerhouse consultant India Burke is notorious for her razor-sharp mind, her incisive tongue, and for always being in control. But during her "lost weekends"--out-of-town, one-and-done, anonymous rendezvous solely for the purpose of kinky sex--she craves a submissive role.

 

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MedAnHeiressForAllSeasonsThere were so many new releases last week, but I don’t think I got to that many of them in advance. But here is my take on them.

 

Sophie Jordan’s historical romance, An Heiress for All Seasons, is a delightful holiday novella that will put readers in a festive mood. Violet Howard is an American heiress whose mother is determined that she marry into the British peerage. The mother accepts an invitation to spend the holidays at the home of Will, the Earl of Melton, in hopes of getting Will to propose marriage. Violet is not keen on the idea. She believes herself to be in love with a man back home that her parents have deemed inappropriate. Will isn’t ready for marriage either - or at least he isn’t until he finally meets Violet. In this one, Violet is the one that needs to be convinced, and Will does an excellent job. An Heiress for All Seasons is a quick and highly romantic read.

 

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bindNeed something to read this week? There are so many great or potentially great romances out this week. Read on for more . . .

Katie Porter’s Bind is one of my favorite books out this week. This one is an erotic romance that is the third book in Porter’s Command Force Alpha series (and I recommend all three books very highly. The first is Own and the second is Snap). It features Nicholas (aka Nicky) Stafford, the leader of Command Force Alpha. Nicky is a stern leader, father (his daughter Kat is the heroine of Own) and widower with a kinky past. Nicky hasn’t tied anyone up since his wife’s death, but his affinity with rope is still strong. This is apparent when Astrid Holm, a Command Force Alpha accountant, finds a lead in an open case which involves rope fetishists.

 

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 18:09

Review: Sweet Adventure by Penny Watson

Sweet-AdventureSweet Adventure by Penny Watson (contemporary, self-published, October 2014,  $0.99, 45,000 words)

Series: The Klaus Brothers, book 3

Summary:
Sven Klaus, Chief Toy Designer for Klaus Enterprises, will protect his family at any cost. He’s prepared to battle the most threatening adversaries to do it—frost flowers, snowstorms, Yeti. And beautiful tenacious tabloid journalists.

Andi De Luca’s reporting career is built on lies—about corrupt politicians, greedy Hollywood stars, and Bigfoot. Now she’s determined to uncover the truth about Klaus Enterprises, and she always gets her story. Even if it means revealing her own secret desires to Santa’s son.

After all the lies and deception are exposed, will Andi and Sven survive this North Pole adventure? Or will YETI MAKE THEM DEADY?

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:27

Review: Season for Desire by Theresa Romain

Season-for-DesireSeason for Desire by Theresa Romain (historical, Zebra, October 2014, $6.99, 320pp)

 

Series: Holiday Pleasure, book  4

 

Summary:
Like her four sisters, Lady Audrina Bradleigh is expected to marry a duke, lead fashion, and behave with propriety. Consequently, Audrina pursues mischief with gusto, attending scandalous parties and indulging in illicit affairs. But when an erstwhile lover threatens to ruin her reputation, Audrina has no choice but to find a respectable husband at once.

 

Who would guess that her search would lead her to Giles Rutherford, a blunt-spoken American on a treasure hunt of his own? When a Christmas snowstorm strands the pair at a country inn, more secrets are traded than gifts--along with kisses that require no mistletoe--and Audrina discovers even proper gentlemen have their wicked side. . .

 

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Sunday, 12 October 2014 20:12

Review: Reaper's Stand by Joanna Wylde

ReapersStandReaper’s Stand by Joanna Wyle (contemporary, Berkley, October 2014, 336pp)

 

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Series: Reapers Motorcycle Club, book 4

 

Summary:
As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy--he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

 

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Thursday, 09 October 2014 19:23

Review: Only by HelenKay Dimon

onlyOnly by HelenKay Dimon (contemporary, Berkley, October 2014, $15.00, 352pp)

 

Series: Holton Woods, book 2

 

Summary:
Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he’s still reeling from his ex-wife’s decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast’s love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others.

 

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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:16

Two New Adult Reviews: The Hook Up and Scratch

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I’ve had a tough time with the New Adult romance genre. There are several reasons, but one of the major ones seems to be the glaring disparity in what books get that label. Also, I’ve been burned by many NA books that were just horrible reads for me. But lately, I’ve read some fantastic ones that are making me reevaluate my opinion. Both Kristen Callihan’s The Hook Up and Scratch by Rhonda Helms hit the sweet spot for me with college-set stories that combine sweet and sexy romances with deep emotional angst. The stories are not the same, but have the same type of feel. I highly recommend both.

 

The Hook Up has Drew, the star college quarterback and Anna, the standoffish woman who is determined to keep her emotions bottled up. Drew is the pursuer, a man who sees Anna and falls for her immediately. Anna is gun shy and suspicious of Drew’s motives. How could the school’s star quarterback like her? Additionally, she has learned that relationships don’t last from her mother who has never had any luck with men.

 

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Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:29

Review: Living in Shadow by Jackie Ashenden

livingindshadowLiving in Shadow by Jackie Ashenden (contemporary, Samhain, August 2014, $4.50, 189pp)

 

Series: Book 1 in Living In

 

Summary:
Law professor Eleanor May is fine with taking over a class for a colleague on sabbatical. She’s not so fine with the hot student who’s always seated front and center. Once upon a time she was that student…and the scars remain eight years after it ended.

 

Yet this guy seems different from the others. Despite the alarm bells in her head warning her about history repeating itself, she is drawn toward the forbidden once again—even though this time it could consume her.

 

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:45

Review: Ultimate Sins by Lora Leigh

aultimatesinslgUltimate Sins by Lora Leigh (romantic suspense, St. Martins, August 2014, $7.99, 384pp)

 

Series: The Callahans, book 4

 

Summary:
Three men, bound by blood, will stop at nothing to protect the women who have stolen their hearts and who they have claimed as their own—no matter what the price.

 

A FORBIDDEN LOVE

Ex-Marine Crowe Callahan has only had one obsession in life: Amelia Sorenson. She is the only one who has ever gotten under his skin. However, she is also the daughter of his family’s sworn enemy: a man who has sought to destroy the Callahans for generations in order to further his own nefarious agenda.

 

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