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Witch's Stone


A witch and a wizard walk into a ballroom... Duncan's mission is clear. Go to Scotland, fetch the Witch's granddaughter, and bring her back to London so she can retrieve the Witch's Stone. Then he intends to go back to his life in the bustling English...

Her Dark Half


HER DARK HALF is a book that has been coming for a long time, or at least the revelations in it, where the narrative arc comes to an end, so to speak, before another begins. There's clearly too much to recount here, but along with Alina's and Trevor's...

Bought by the Boss


Two office romances in one! The two stories occur one after the other, so you get to see what happens to the characters after the first story ends. Anyway, there's an epilogue, which I like a lot, because we get to see what happens to them 16 months down...

The Remaking of Corbin Wale


THE REMAKING OF CORBIN WALE was such a beautiful and magical book. It has one of the most unique and precious characters I'd ever read about. It was very easy to love it. Alex is back in his hometown to open the bakery he had dreamed of. When Corbin...

Shave & Shimmer


SHAVE & SHIMMER is the second novella in the Sangre Trilogy, and now that Asher has found love, he is determined everyone should. The first person on his matchmaking list is Tory, the high maintenance twink we were first introduced to in Asher & Niko's...

Brave


It has been a long, long time since I've read a Tammara Webber book and coming back to one is a reminder of Contours of the Heart as one of the first few books that actually made me aware of the then-emerging New Adult (sub)genre that had suddenly scored...

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...

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