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Blood Freed


This is one of the few times reading a series out-of-order paid off. If I had read book one first, chances are I would not have continued the series, and I would missed out on two awesome stories. Thankfully, I had an enjoyable experience with the last...

Destiny Disgraced


4 fangalicious stars for DESTINY DISGRACED! As Beta of the Talon Pack, Mitchell Brentwood has always known his place in the world, just like he's known he'd never have another mate after his died years ago. When he meets Maternal Dominant of the unofficial...

Earning His Trust


EARNING HIS TRUST tells the story of Evin. He is a single dad due to his partner being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is having a hard time of it, and just does his best to get by from day to day. Things go wrong when he severely burns his hand,...

Ivar's Prize


Wrongfully sentenced to a mining prison planet, Nadia is sure she will die. Her wimpy and whiney fiancé leaves her hanging in the wind for a minor crime she didn't even completely commit. What a female will do for a man when she is in love is always surprising....

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me


I survived another Mariana Zapata book and am damned proud of it. The length of her stories are daunting, make no mistake, and to go through all near-500 pages of a wry, sometimes-neurotic, sometimes-hilarious female voice telling only her side of the...

Undeniable Lover


UNDENIABLE LOVER is the fourth book in the Worlds of Lemuria: Earth Colony series. This IS a series, so you would have to read it from book one for it to make sense. That being said, this book is a brilliant addition to the series. Saar carries a scar...

Perfectly Seasoned


Five women united by a 25-year friendship provides the basis for Sarah-Jane Berkin's PERFECTLY SEASONED. Each lady has a unique set of circumstances including a cheating husband, an abusive situation, a second chance at love and an unexpected baby. The...

Seeing Red


5 "Uncovering the Truth" Stars! Sandra Brown's ability to pen romantic suspense is as strong as ever! Every year I look forward to her annual romantic suspense release, and once again Ms. Brown has captivated my attention with an intriguing mystery...

Gone in the Night


GONE IN THE NIGHT (Honor Bound #3) by Anna J. Stewart is the 5 STAR conclusion to the Honor Bound trilogy. This entire romantic suspense trilogy is a roller coaster ride that is packed with strong, but emotionally vulnerable heroes to swoon over and heroines...

Before the Dawn


'Before the Dawn' is a bit more predictable than Cynthia Eden's first book in her Killer Instinct series, with a copycat serial killer (with a specific MO) that is typically a trusted ally. But it's also a second-chance story, where a couple separates...

Free to Run


When a beloved mate returns from the dead, Gil is filled with joy. Rafe has been gone for years. Gil lost Rafe to what he thought was illegal poaching in the woods. When Rafe returns to him, he finds out it is more nefarious than he thought. There is...

Her Last Goodbye


Sometimes it seems as though I've been waiting for Melinda Leigh's sequel to Say You're Sorry for too long. But Lance Kruger and Morgan Dane have not strayed too far from my thoughts so it's relatively easy to slip back into their world where they are...

One Night


4 anonymous hook up stars for ONE NIGHT. Amanda Wells is going through the motions of her life after her husband's death. Work, check. Parenting, check. Dating? Not so much. When her friend sets her up on a blind date, Amanda's skeptical. After all,...

Reunited With the P.I.


I had high praise in my previous review for the first book in Anna J. Stewart's Honor Bound trilogy, More Than a Lawman, and it continues in book two REUNITED WITH THE P.I. I got immediately sucked into each story and the lives of all the characters....

The Wrong Kind of Compatible


Cassie Howard is Drew Kerrigan's mark and for him, going undercover--a rare privilege for a hacker like him--is probably one of the hardest things he's ever done when the attraction at every turn, threatens to make him forget his mission. Compatibility...

Eye Candy


Review Vince Carson tries to convince his best mate and colleague Jackie to go after some anonymous hot runner with the intention of swooping in when it falls apart. But the best laid plans go awry as always and somehow, Vince and Jackie find themselves...

Out of Time


Often, when we read stories about a movie star falling in love with the movie's screenwriter, usually the movie star is male and the writer is female. In OUT OF TIME by Melissa Klein, the roles are reversed. We meet Grace Carradine, America's sweetheart,...

Western Song


First let me say, my poor skills as a writer and reviewer will not do this heart grabbing, powerful epic, justice. From the first pages I immediately knew this book would tear out my heart. At times so sad I cried, others so frustrated with Weston I...

Firm Hands


4 wild, wet and wicked stars for FIRM HANDS! Angie Henderson has a prime gig as part of the Female Security Team at The Dungeon. She gets to walk around the club, peeking in on couples, groups and orgies, and, if she's super sneaky about it, have...

Her Knight in Shining Stone


HER KNIGHT IN SHINING STONE is a novella in the Gargoyles of New York Series. Our Hero, Roman, and his fellow gargoyles, watch over the city during the daytime from atop the New York Public Library. At night, they come alive. Roman goes into a diner...

The Lady's Arrangement


A woman wants a temporary husband, but she gets more than she bargained for! Regina needs a husband and in a hurry. The bank won't allow her deceased husband's land to transfer to her name and marrying someone is the only answer to her problem. So...

Chasing Christmas Eve


I've always wanted Spence's story--the hot, smart but lonely geek always there for his friends but also always caught up in his work--and I'm so glad that Jill Shalvis has delivered CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE just as I thought this poor guy was going to be...

A Drop of Paradise


A DROP OF PARADISE by Alex L. Michaels is a contemporary romance that has a fun premise and is set in paradise, but also has a few problems that some may not be able to ignore. Jessica Slade is a librarian turned successful romance writer. After ten...

Pepper's Journey Home


PEPPER'S JOURNEY HOME is the ninth book in the Grey River series, and we get to know Pepper in more detail. We met her briefly in Melaina's book, but this one quite rightly focuses on her. She is a very strong psychic, but with a strong sacrificial streak....

Dragon Burn: A Dark Kings Novella


4 fire breathing and scaly stars for DRAGON BURN. Dragon King Sebastian let his friend Ulrik down once before, but he won't let it happen again. But first he's got to find him. Sebastian feels certain that the beautiful Gianna Santini is just the...

Make Me a Match


The one you want might not be the one you need. When Mark spots a sweet and innocent-looking woman in his friend's spa, he can't help but want to break his dating fast and ask her out. Even though his friends think she's a terrible match for him, he...

Mad for the Marquess


Anne Winton gets thrust into a seemingly world full of madness when she arrives at Ballencrieff to serve as a general companion to two ladies. Author Jess Russell adds a bit of the supernatural to this lovely Regency tale featuring Lord Devlin, who...

Most of All You


Therapy can come in the oddest forms, according to Mia Sheridan. And from there, when given enough time, come affection and desire, in the shape of a hardened, cynical stripper who distances herself from her clients and a gentle, sensitive artist who...

The Botanist


THE BOTANIST is part of The Sin Bin series, and let me tell you, this may be classed as a short story, but it is full of everything you could wish for... apart from one thing, which I'll get to later! Wyatt (Earp) Hardy is a Navy Seal, on a combined...

Releasing Chaos


The conclusion to the Sumeria's Sons series brings the characters together and gives us a chance to hear each of their voices. I was glad there was an excellent and lengthy prologue to bring us up to speed on the major events that happened in the first...

Similar to Rain


SIMILAR TO RAIN brings in another all star, this time an athlete. I like how this series shows different types of people in the lifestyle. Most of the people are your regular folks. Once in a while, Ms. Dalton throws in a rich and famous type of character....

Royally Mine: 22 All-New Bad Boy Romance Novellas


Hops up and down. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. It's another anthology from some of my favorite erotica authors and this time, it has royals in it. Woot! Susan Stoker, Annabel Joseph, Katy Regnery, Nikki Sloane, Renee Rose, Molly O'Keefe, Alta Hensley, Nora...

Before the Dawn


Originally posted at Reading Alley: This is the second book in the series. Full disclosure, I read this book out of order. This book can be read as a standalone. I have read Ms. Eden's books before. Mostly, I tried her paranormal romance and enjoyed...

Awaken My Heart


A fourteen year old secret rocks one man's world. When newly-divorced Nick spots an old flame on the side of the road, he has no idea that it's the beginning of a wild ride that will turn his whole life upside down. Ashley hasn't only moved back home,...

Her Enemy at the Altar


It's not easy being a six foot tall, red haired debutante in a world of petite, blonde confections. Yet, Lady Constance Stuart made her debut at Almack's, full of hopes and dreams that she would find someone to love her and build a future with. When Aaron...

Internment


When Justin's uncle lures him to an isolated ranch, a chain of events occurs leading to daily beatings. Uncle Blake claims to be an expert on isolation and how it affects memory, in addition to how well people relate to others after they've been alone...

The Duchess Deal


Not having dipped my wick into historical romances in yonks, it always surprises me to see how much of an 'updated' feel--writing style, dialogue and characterisation--they have for contemporary readers who balk at anything that's got a whiff of anti-feminism....

Antisocial


From cover to end, this was a magnificent book. I love every aspect of it, from the stunning cover art to every single character and the way an unusual love story comes to lighten up the heart of such beautiful persons. It was an absolutely joy to read...

Tannin's Thunderbolt


The superduper, remarkable Ravenna Tate has come out with an all-new series that will not only blow her fans away, but will have lovers of MC romance flipping their e-reader pages with glee. TANNIN'S THUNDERBOLT is the first book in the new Demons on...

Fatal Threat


Originally reviewed at Reading Alley: My real question for this story is why have I never read Ms. Force before? Her name is familiar to me and I thought about reading her books and somehow always shied away. Ms. Force is now on my list to auto read....

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