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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 19:17

Reviews for Books out Week of December 4, 2017

LoveOnTheTracksLove on the Tracks by Tamsen Parker (contemporary, Swerve, December 2017)

Love on the Tracks by Tamsen Parker is a contemporary romance, the first in the Snow and Ice Games series featuring a rock star hero and an athlete heroine (in luge) who fake a relationship for the media. But the feelings that these two have for each other are not in any way fake and what starts out as a stunt turns into the real deal. This is a fun, feel-good romance with a sexually-strong heroine who isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. One thing that stands out in this book is how Parker deals with the issue of sexual consent. These two actually talk before they get intimate and are explicit about their intentions to have sex together. Zane is very clear about needing permission - and Parker is able to make this point without it being pedantic or taking the reader out of the story.

 

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 17:11

Review: Hold Her Again by Shannon Stacey

HoldHerAgainHold Her Again by Shannon Stacey (contemporary, novella, Carina, October 2017)

 

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Summary:
Ava Wright isn't happy to see her high school sweetheart rolling into their hometown a few weeks before Christmas. He's only come back to bury his estranged father, but there's no way she'll be able to avoid him. No one can: he's become a country-music superstar since going solo and leaving Ava behind.

 

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Saturday, 30 September 2017 12:35

Review: In Her Court by Tamsen Parker

InHercourtIn Her Court by Tamsen Parker (contemporary, self published, September 2017)

 

Series: Camp Firefly Falls, book 18 (continuity series by multiple authors)

 

Summary:
Newly minted professor Evangeline “Van” Thompson’s academic dreams have turned into nightmares. She can’t wait to escape the pressure cooker of the university to spend the summer at Camp Firefly Falls with her bestie, Nate.

 

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:38

Review: Too Beautiful to Break by Tessa Bailey

TooBeautifultoBreakToo Beautiful to Break by Tessa Bailey (contemporary, Forever, September 2017)

 

Series: Romancing the Clarksons, book 4

 

Summary:
A love of a lifetime . . .

 

Leaving Belmont Clarkson is the hardest thing Sage Alexander has ever done. From the moment they met, she knew Belmont was the one, and getting up close and personal with him on his family's epic road trip has taken her desire to a new, even hotter level. But there's no way she can go there---not without revealing secrets that could devastate them both.

 

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 18:48

Review: Rogue Desire Anthology

RogueDesireRogue Desire: A Romance Anthology (contemporary, self-published, July 2017)

 

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Summary:
When all else fails, find love.

 

Eight brand new romances for fans of the West Wing, fired-up #resistance fighters, and everyone who ever had a crush on that guy at a protest...

 

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Monday, 24 July 2017 19:46

Review: Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai

HateToWantYouHate to Want You by Alisha Rai (contemporary, Avon, July 2017)

 

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Series: Forbidden Hearts, book 1

 

Summary:
One night. No one will know.

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bridesmaidhurricaneThe Bridesmaid and the Hurricane by Kelly Maher (contemporary, self-published, July 2017)

 

Series: Capital Kisses, book 1

 

Summary:
Being a woman in TV is hard enough, but when the boss is trying to derail Radhika O’Leary’s career from behind the scenes, she has to make sure every aspect of her work—and her life—stands up to scrutiny.

 

Of course, the double standard is alive and well and Malcolm Jones, the broadcast meteorologist known as “Colm” to his friends and “The Hurricane Hottie” to his fangirls, knows that fame can hurt just as much as it helps. When Colm moves to DC, he’s excited to work with Radhika—her professional reputation is sparkling, and so are the kisses they shared that one weekend over a year ago when he was in town covering a blizzard.

 

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 14:54

Review: Undaunted by Diana Palmer

UndauntedUndaunted by Diana Palmer (contemporary, HQN, June 2017)

 

WARNING: THIS IS A HIGHLY RANTY REVIEW THAT CONTAINS MULTIPLE SPOILERS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

 

Summary:
The only man she wants is the one who'll never forgive her
Falling in love with her boss's handsome millionaire neighbor was easy for young Kate Martin. Despite the vast differences between them, and a past that's left Garrett Carlton reclusive and wary, Kate gambles her heart on a desire that rocks them both. But there's something Garrett doesn't know: Kate is responsible for an accident that changed his life forever. 

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 13:07

Review: Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey

TooHardToForgetToo Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey (contemporary, Forever, April 2017)

 

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Series: Romancing the Clarksons, book 3

 

Summary:
This time, she's calling the shots.

 

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thingaboutloveThe Thing About Love by Julie James (contemporary, Berkley, April 2017)

 

Summary:
FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army Ranger clashed during their training at Quantico and gladly went their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to be assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.

 

For both of them, being paired with an old rival couldn’t come at a worse time. Recently divorced from a Hollywood producer and looking for a fresh start, Jessica is eager to prove herself at her new field office. And John is just one case away from his dream assignment to the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team. In order to nail a corrupt Florida politician, they’ll have to find a way to work together—a task that becomes even trickier when they’re forced to hole up at a romantic beachfront resort as part of the investigation. Suddenly, the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a lot more complicated...

 

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