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Shadowsong


I loved the previous book, Wintersong, and while I was hoping for a sequel, I also thought the story could end there. But when SHADOWSONG was announced, I was hopping mad to get a copy, eager to revisit the Underground, and hoping for a happy ending for...

Spoiled


In a world ruled by vampires, werewolves and powerful witches, a witch and lover to a powerful arms dealer seems like a perfect captive to human rebels who are trying to make it through. The human rebels have capture Romulus, an arms dealer's lover,...

Buzz & Blow


BUZZ & BLOW is the first novella in the Sangre Trilogy, and we start off with Niko, a rough and ready type, and Asher, a primpy "ponce" (as described by one the characters). Niko works at Killer Kuts, the barber shop which is situated across the street...

Phenex's Retribution


This is the fourth book in Ravenna Tate's Demon on Wheel's MC series. And while you could probably read this as a standalone, you would be much better off reading the entire series from the beginning in order. Otherwise, you would miss the ongoing story...

xo, Zach


5 poetic stars for XO, ZACH! When a gorgeous woman asks you to act as her boyfriend in front of her ex, how can you say no? As the youngest ever Assistant Director in the college's academic advising office, Zach Austin is used to getting hit on by...

Very Irresistible Playboy


5 sealed up and hidden stars for VERY IRRESISTIBLE PLAYBOY! When struggling photographer Hallie Gage meets irresistible playboy Max Carlisle at a Central Park wedding, the sparks fly. And when Hallie takes a job as his pretend girlfriend for a week,...

Fair Game: Women of W.A.R. Book 3


I'm going to remember FAIR GAME as one of Amy Andrews's best. For not just the unusual portrayal of a hands-on, sporty, low-maintenance market gardener and the unusual man-bunned, sports therapist, yoga-loving man but also proving, in the world of alpha...

Branded with a Kiss


What is a heretofore town playboy, Patterson Campbell, to do when he needs to do when his reputation still plagues him. People still look at him at only looking at women for nothing more than a good time [in bed]. However, playboys know they can't go...

Heart on Fire


War-games and politics converge in the last installment of Amanda Bouchet's Kingmaker series, though admittedly, it isn't that much different from the first and second book, except for the fact that the plot moves on with loose ends consolidating and...

Cowboy Boots & Handcuffs


On one hand you've got Kathryn Caruthers, who having been a primp and proper young woman, knew of no other life, other than the one she's been accustomed to. Having had her very impulse accommodated, she had become na´ve regarding how to behave like a...

My Wild Duke


One unfortunate aspect of the regency period had been a woman's inability to inherit property. This is the situation for Lady Beatrix Westport is facing; a woman who had once been the most successful debutant British high society had ever seen. But now,...

Can't Stop Loving You


f there was ever a song which essentially epitomizes the basic storyline for this book, being a child of the 1950's, it would have to be "I Can't Stop Loving You." Bella, unlike her grump, argumentative widowed mother who's forever holding unto resentments...

Seasonal Shenanigans


While all of us look at Valentine's Day, February 14th, to be a special time for romance, whether it be a first love or a second chance one, every woman is longing to find that special guy, a guy she can have her long desired HEA with; most of us have...

Romantic Behavior


A perfect final to what has been an amazing series. This time around we are being kept away from mystery and get our attention on the romance. This has been without a doubt the most romantic instalment of the series and it's just as great was its predecessors....

Never Too Late for Love


Bob finally receives his happily ever after. This is the love story we've been waiting for and it is so good. Bob is constantly the third wheel in a relationship... or 4th, 5th. Bob tries to find love and hasn't found the woman who can do for him what...

Runaway Groom


As the kind who scoffs at reality-tv series like The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, I surprised myself even by jumping into Lauren Layne's RUNAWAY GROOM, then spent all night reading it, at the expense of sleep. Needless to say, it was engaging enough where...

Thieves' Honor


Historical romance...with magic? A new assignment has landed on Thomas' desk and he's not sure he is cut out for this mission. To retrieve the stolen magical artifacts from a recently deceased man, Thomas has to question a notorious crime family. He...

The Villainous Viscount: Or the Curse of the Venns


It's for money and ghosts in Lucinda Elliot's THE VILLAINOUS VISCOUNT. Well eventually there's love. Eventually. In the meantime, there's an absolute cad of a viscount who is in desperate need of marrying a wealthy, young woman who comes into money and...

Whiskey Secrets


4 whiskey-soaked stars for WHISKEY SECRETS. When former cop and current bar owner Dare Collins meets the woman his parents hired to take over the Old Whiskey Inn, he's furious! How dare they not consult their kids before hiring an outsider to run the...

Power of Sight


POWER OF SIGHT is the fourth, and final, book in the Mages of the Nether series. We finish with Zachary's story. He has the sight, although he has been at great pains to hide this, knowing what he does about the future. His time is up when Titus is appointed...

Tribute Act


There was a lot of family drama in this beautiful and bittersweet romance that made me fall in love with its remarkable characters. I'm really impressed by this first experience reading this book from the author. Nathan is used to fixing everyone's...

Reconsider Me


A hard limit for receiving anal sex for a gay man is going to be pretty difficult to overcome. Fenton is an adorable twink who is submissive and a nice guy. He is not complicated and pretty easily going. But he does have a hard limit which every lover...

Man Card


A not-quite secret: MAN CARD was something I hesitated a long time over, but gave in because, well, it's Sarina Bowen, an author who seems to take on anything, anyone and everything without fear, no matter the consequences. And I'm glad I took the...

Captain's Lady


Surprising, in more ways than one! Jack is a newly titled gentleman with an estate to run. As a captain for so many years, he is used to life at sea and knows nothing about managing a home or breeding pigs. The answer to his problem is to marry a woman...

Why the Earl is After the Girl


Athena Hawthorne is shocked to learn that she is now penniless. Her father had a very successful jewelry design business, but upon his death, their attorney informed her that he had substantial debts to be paid off, even hinting that they may be gambling...

The Siege


THE SIEGE is my second Marilyn Baron story and I couldn't be more pleased. I really enjoyed how Ms. Baron immersed us in the story - both in the present and 1944. Likes: The little details that make the difference between a good story and an exceptional...

The Renegade Wife


"One large hand cupped her cheek, its graceful fingers splayed across her face while a thumb caressed her lower lip. His other hand settled on her lower back and pulled her closer, sending molten fire through her veins. She melted to her core and leaned...

Beautiful Killer


I was hesitant about BEAUTIFUL KILLER because of my not-too-great experiences with Sherilee Gray's last couple of books that actually left me reeling, but I'm glad that I picked up this one. BEAUTIFUL KILLER leans towards suspense-erotica (if there's...

Earning It


5 stars being hit by a weird hatchet-shaped stick for EARNING IT!! Fresh off a nasty breakup, Dr. Pepper Rodgers makes her way to her hometown of Sarasota, determined to start fresh and begin to build her new practice. Pepper doesn't anticipate that...

New Year's Next Door


Fantastic evening read! When a woman finds herself suddenly without plans on New Year's, she doesn't expect to also be lectured by a stranger for the actions of a dog. A dog that belongs to her mysterious neighbor. Yet, after returning the dog and...

A Lady's Code of Misconduct


The marvellous Meredith Duran--whether the plot is something you like or not--always weaves something so well-written that it leaves you breathless with her poetic prose and her sharp insights into human nature. That much is axiomatic and if the rating...

The Ones Who Got Away


I'd be hard-pressed to say that the second-chance romance trope is one that's always believable or easy to swallow. Roni Loren however, presents one of the most unusual and unique premises for reconciliation and reunion that this particular trope gains...

Wrench in the Engine


WRENCH IN THE ENGINE is the third book in the Galaxia Pirates series, and we continue where we left off. The Galaxia is in danger from her engine exploding (or something else equally as bad!) and the only one who can help is someone called Chris, who...

The Ones Who Got Away


5 devastating yet dreamy stars for THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY! Twelve years ago, Olivia Arias was a lucky survivor of a school shooting that killed many of her classmates. Her horrific memories of that day were only compounded by Finn Dorsey abandoning...

To Love a Highland Lord


Can your betrothed actually be your true love? When Logan lays his eyes on the woman he's been promised in marriage to since he was a child, he can't help but fall fast for the intelligent and gorgeous lady. There's just one problem, though. Well,...

Approaching the Bench


5 stars on the run in APPROACHING THE BENCH! Callum Hopkins has secured a job as a law clerk for Judge Trinity Williams, and he couldn't be happier. His life plan involves being in a courtroom in some capacity, so clerking for Judge Williams is ideal....

The Breeder


THE BREEDER is a short, hot read, perfect for a break between longer reads. The dystopian setting is ripe for wild shenanigans, though nothing really happened. But the premise is delicious and thrilling. What I like best about this is that for all...

Leap of the Lion


Get ready for a dark novel with betrayals, erotica and feisty women who don't know their place! Book four in this series is emotional and not to be missed. It can be read as a standalone. It is recommended to read the first three books to understand the...

By the Book


What captured my attention initially is that BY THE BOOK is a retelling of Persuasion by Jane Austen. Now, my experience with Jane Austen retellings thus far wasn't good, because there wasn't much originality with the retellings and I got bored because...

Three Blind Dates


5 awkward dating stars for THREE BLIND DATES! Noely Clark, Good Morning, Malibu host, is in the market for love. Specifically, she's agreed to take part in a new blind dating program by Going In Blind, a restaurant with a niche, hoping to find her...

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