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Mini Reviews for Week of May 16, 2016

wickedheartWicked Heart by Leisa Rayven (contemporary, St. Martin’s Griffin, May 2016)
In Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven, the third book in the Starcrossed series, is a cute, yet emotional romance reuniting Liam Quinn and Elissa Holt. These two met and fell in love five years ago on the set of Liam’s first acting job where Lissa was the stage manager. Liam was on the cusp of stardom and ended up breaking Lissa’s heart when he moved across the country and started dating his co-star. Fast forward to a new play where Liam and his now fiance (Angel) are starring in another stage production that Lissa is managing. There are some seriously unresolved feelings between Liam and Lissa, despite his commitment to Angel - who happens to be a sweet and caring woman. There is no evil fiance to act as romantic foil here. Things aren’t necessarily what they seem between Liam and Angel, and this situation provides the majority of the external conflict.

 

Overall, this one is a heartwarming romance with some very funny moments. This story will satisfy fans of the reunited lovers trope - and possibly make them hate publicists and agents.

 

(A book was provided by the publisher)

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DebauchDebauched by Jennifer Dawson (erotic, self published, April 2016)

 

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Series: Undone, book 3

 

Summary:
One night in a moment of sheer madness I confessed my secrets to him.

All my life I’ve been pretending. Pretending to be the woman I thought I should be instead of the woman I really am. I’ve been faking it and I am good. No one has ever guessed. Except him. He just looked at me and knew.

 

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YoungTeacherYoung Teacher by Bobbi Ruggiero (contemporary, self published, March 2016)

 

Summary:
Control freak Julia Powers hates surprises. With the skills of a ninja, she keeps her ad business and personal life in perfect order. Matthew Gordon wants nothing more than for his band Joyride to go national. While he waits for his big break, he spends his days working in a sandwich shop—a job he loathes—and teaching guitar on the side—a job he loves. His days get a bit more interesting when a mysterious woman comes in for lunch. Imagine his surprise when she shows up at his door for guitar lessons. Unfortunately, Julia can’t play guitar to save her life, and her frustration threatens to ruin any chance of her finding happiness. Will he ever be able to teach her that she’s perfect just as she is?

 

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troublegraceThe Trouble with Grace by Jenn LeBlanc (historical, time travel, self published, April 2016)

 

Series: Lords of Time, book 4 - also is the prequel to Calder and Quinn’s story The Heir and the Spare


Summary:

She had no idea what passion was,

Until she saw them...

 

Lady Alain needs a husband, and Quintin Wyntor will do just fine.

 

She will offer him a mutual agreement of respect and independence—

As long as he never visits her bed to claim his marital rights.

 

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allchainedupAll Chained Up by Sophie Jordan (contemporary, Avon Impulse, March 2016)

 

Series: A Devil’s Rock Novel, book 1

 

Summary:
There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock . . .

Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.

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strictly-pleasureStrictly Pleasure by Sheryl Nantus (erotic, Samhain, March 2016)

 

Series: Hooded Pleasures, book 2

 

Summary:
Veronica Locksley is a Domme without a club to play in. Suspended from Boots ’n’ Chains for not being gentle with her submissives, she’s offered one chance to regain her status. Spend some time as one of them.

 

Everything in her rebels at the idea, but she has no choice but to agree.

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DreamWithMeDream With Me by Elyssa Patrick (new adult, self published, March 2016)

 

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Series: With Me, book four

 

Summary:
There are a few things I, Evie Hart, thought I knew for sure:

 

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notamistakeNot A Mistake by Amber Belldene (contemporary, self published, March 2016)

 

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Series: Hot Under Her Collar, book one

 

Summary:
Sometimes a scandal isn't a sin...

 

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OneMoreNightWithYouOne More Night With You by Lisa Marie Perry (contemporary, Harlequin Kimani, March 2016)

 

Series: The Blue Dynasty

 

Summary:
Loving him is a dangerous job…

 

Former DEA agent Josephine de la Peña loved Zaf Ahmadi once—and she's got the bullet scar to prove it. No wonder she holds a grudge against her hacker ex. But now, just as Joey's preparing for a new job with the Las Vegas Slayers, Zaf reappears, insisting she's in danger. The sexual pull between them is still as intense, and liable to hurt more than any gunshot.

 

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AgainstWallAgainst the Wall by Jill Sorenson (contemporary, New Adult, Loveswept, February 2016)

 

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Summary:
Eric Hernandez is the bad boy of every schoolgirl’s fantasies—and every mother’s nightmares. But after serving time for manslaughter, he’s ready to turn his life around. He just needs a chance to prove himself as a professional tattoo artist. The one thing that keeps him going is the memory of the innocent beauty he loved and left behind.

 

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