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“Tie Me” by Olivia Cunning (ebook)
This erotic romance was okay. Overall, I enjoyed it. However, I had a hard time connecting with Kellen, the hero. I’m also not terribly interested in the characters in this series unfortunately.
“A Simple Twist of Fate” by HelenKay Dimon (ebook)
This is the second book in HelenKay Dimon’s Hanover Brothers series featuring three brothers who inherit a house – a house in a town where their deceased father fleeced many people. I got caught up in the series arc in the first book and was looking forward to Beck and Sophie’s story. I found the romance to be engaging and romantic. The sexual tension between Beck and Sophie was intense, fueled by a sexy scene where Sophie walks in on a naked Beck. I cannot wait for the third brother’s story which should end the series arc.
“Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet” by Darynda Jones (ebook)
I adore Charley Davidson, the heroine in this series by Jones. She is the Grim Reaper and is having an interesting sort of relationship with the son of Satan. Things with said son, Reyes, heat up considerably in this one. These books are perfect, fun, summer reads.
“Gabriel’s Heart” by Rebecca Joyce (ebook)
I kind of thought Gabriel (one of the two heroes in this book) was an ass. I wasn’t sure why he kept pushing the heroine away when it was so obvious she loved him (and he loved her back).
“Not Until You Part VI: Not Until You Surrender” by Roni Loren (ebook)
I feel as if I have to finish reading this serialized novel before I can formulate an opinion.
“Innocence Defied” by Lainey Reese (ebook)
I’m not sure that I can formulate my thoughts on this book coherently. It was a rough, rough read for me. I felt as if the heroine came across as a young teenager rather than a young adult. This made it very difficult for me to buy the romance. I was rather disappointed in this story, especially as I am a very huge fan of the other books in this series.
“Spare Hearts” by Dorothy F. Shaw and T.D. Hoffman (contemporary, Forever, August 2013, $0.99, 162pp)
Stuck in this dead-beat town for too long, Candy Jameson is itching for some action. And the magnetically sexy, Sterling Dey might just be her chance to get back in the game . . . at least for a night. Soon the sparks flying between Candy and Sterling ignite into a fiery encounter that scorches the lanes. But when Sterling wants more than just one night with Candy, she's not sure she's ready to bet her heart on a one-night stand.
Former professional bowling champion Sterling Dey wants to reclaim his title. This sleepy alley in a small Texas town with no distractions is the perfect place to practice-until Sterling lays his eyes-and more-on the joint's sultry night manager.
“Trust in Me” by Dee Tenorio (contemporary, Samhain, July 2013, $5.50, 187pp)
Series: Rancho Del Cielo, book 4
Locke Jackman is single, childless…and he has a bad case of empty nest syndrome. For years, as he fought tooth and nail to keep his brothers and sisters together after his parents died, his entire life was focused on his responsibilities.
“Escaping Reality” by Lisa Renee Jones (new adult, self-published, July 2013, $8.99, 208pp)
Series: Volume 1 of The Secret Life of Amy Benson series
Infinite possibilities.... Infinite passion..... Infinite danger.... His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn't trust him. I shouldn't tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need. At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.
“The Wicked” by Thea Harrison (paranormal, Samhain, July 2013, $3.50, 115pp)
Series: A novella in the Elder Races series
For a librarian with a focus on rare magic books, Olivia’s new job is a dream come true. She has been hired as part of a team to help manage the safe transportation of the collection of books owned by the Vampyre sorceress Carling Severan. The fact that the library is located on a mysterious island in an Other land only heightens the adventure.
“His Desire Her Surrender” by Malia Mallory (ebook)
I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, so I wanted to see what was next for Marcus and Tabitha. I was a bit turned off by the office intrigue, and the way that Marcus rushes to judgment against Tabitha.
“Doubled” by Charlotte Stein (ebook, re-read)
This is an erotic romance about twin brothers and the woman they both love. They seduce her and try to ease her into accepting a commitment with them both. This is a very hot story.
“His Slave” by Vonna Harper (ebook)
Vonna Harper writes very dark BDSM romances, usually with capture or dubious consent plots. This one was very difficult for me to read. Cheyenne is given an assignment to infiltrate a BDSM club by her bosses. She is told to work with Mace who also works for the same people. But, it turns out that Cheyenne’s bosses have their eyes on her for another reason. They want to kidnap her and make her a slave in their secret world. They want Mace to train her and then become a part of their world. Ugh!
“Bonds of Desire” by Lynda Aicher (erotic, Carina, July 2013, $3.99, 229pp)
Series: Wicked Play, book three
Lawyer Allison English never planned to return to The Den--despite her naughty fantasies about being bound by owner Seth Matthews. But when club guest Tyler Wysong is injured in a scene, Seth turns to Allie for help. Aroused by both men, Allie should turn the case down. But she can't...
“Bonds of Justice” by Lynda Aicher (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
Review to come
“Cin’s Secret” by Diane Leyne (ebook)
This one was too short for me to really get into. I had trouble connecting with the heroine or the twin doms.
“The Billionaire’s Ultimatum: His Absolute Need” by Cerys du Lys (ebook)
A review of this very bizarre, cracky and out there book is to come. This one was an experience that did bad things to my psyche.
RNN hosts author Dee Tenorio today to discuss Wanting So Much It Hurts. Dee Tenorio's latest, Trust In Me, releases on July 23. Don't miss this story, an angst-ridden romance with a hero to die for!
Dee Tenorio: Wanting So Much It Hurts
Have you ever wanted something out of your reach? Completely out of your control? It's a strange feeling, I have to admit. Longing for a miasmic something, even when you know deep in your heart that the experience of having it will be completely different than what you imagine. Still, you want. You yearn. And your heart breaks a tiny bit very day that you have to accept it isn't going to happen.
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