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Between Death and Destiny


Have you ever read a story that put your mind into a tailspin and you found you couldn't stop thinking about it? For me, that's BETWEEN DEATH AND DESTINY. Reegan and Bernadette are as different as can be and there's definitely no love lost between...

Dawn of Surrender


4 US Marshal stars for DAWN OF SURRENDER. It's 1892 in Surrender, Montana, and Cole and Elizabeth MacKenzie have been married close to a year, but still don't really know one another all that well. Taking a few days for themselves, their belated honeymoon...

Roll With the Punches


When life throws curve balls, a person can be beaten to death by trying to stand up against the balls or they could bend and roll with the punches. This story follows Heartache Spoken Here and should be read only after reading it. Just reading these two...

Ballerina Dad


BALLERINA DAD is a lovely short Christmas story. It was really sweet and romantic. Patrick is a tough professional hockey player who would do anything for his daughter, including showing up in a tutu to her holiday dance recital. Her ballet instructor,...

Habitat for Human Remains


HABITAT FOR HUMAN REMAINS by Scott A. Lerner is a Samuel Roberts Thriller and my first story by this author. I absolutely loved it. Bob and Sam should be nicknamed the Abbott and Costello of the paranormal because their dialogue had me grinning the entire...

Rush


RUSH by C E Vescio is part romantic suspense and part ballet aficionado's fantasy. Alex Strong is a bodyguard who used to be a private military contractor. Now, his stepfather, who he feels animosity towards for once hurting his mother, has asked him...

Defenseless


DEFENSELESS started out with what I thought was info dumping about Georgia's life, but I'm glad I didn't give up because the story picked up when she met Parker at the end of Chapter One. Oooh, Parker!! Parker is a geek, and he's super brilliant, but...

Oscar Down Under: Part One


Jack Ladd's OSCAR DOWN UNDER PART ONE is bit of a coming of age story told in flashback coupled with a touch of redemption, or perhaps it's more of a second chance. When we meet Oscar, he's quite the partier. Quick to find a fix, whether that be drugs,...

The Beast Within


4 very bloody stars for THE BEAST WITHIN. 16-year-old Nika Adams is heartbroken. The love of her life, Hunter, fled when he was turned into a vampire, leaving her alone to try and get over the pain. Hunter despises what he's become. A lifetime spent...

Heartache Spoken Here


Heartbreak of more than one kind is doled out in this tale. And even in the darkest of hours, with family and friends, it is possible to overcome disappointment and pain. This tale starts out with a young boy escaping from his narrow-minded family. Stuart...

The Hike


Mother Nature converts a romantic getaway into a run for their lives chase in this full of surprises story. For best friends Ashley and Tucker, a hike from the Southern California desert is the perfect opportunity to discover and take pleasure on...

The Induction of Satine


THE INDUCTION OF SATINE is a fast read and what I would qualify as a naughty nooner. Bit of fun reading to enjoy on your lunch break. Well, okay, maybe a work lunch isn't the best time to read this story, depends on where you work. At only about 5,000...

Dirty Filthy Fix


DIRTY, FILTHY FIX was certainly different from the usual romances that I read. It also didn't fit the description of a traditional romance, which is that once the main characters get together, they couldn't have any sexual relations with other people,...

Reckless Behavior


RECKLESS BEHAVIOR was such an intense book, impossible to put it down. I loved it. This series is proving to be so much more than I expected and every installment gets better than the previous one. I really wasn't prepared for the level of action in this...

Any World That I'm Welcome To


Just when you think Ms. Dalton can't make her characters suffer any more, this book comes out. Seriously, it is best to read this story with a hankie or box of tissues close by. This can be read as a standalone and perhaps sandwiched between books with...

Beauty and the Gargoyle


BEAUTY AND THE GARGOYLE is the second novella in Tamsin Baker's The Gargoyles of New York series. I really enjoyed the first one, so I decided to try this one out as well, and I certainly was not disappointed. This book is about Raphael, or Rafe, who...

Silent Threat


Dana Marton's books tend to stand out for me particularly since they tend to involve unusual and unlikely pairings with protagonists who aren't the most good-looking or the usual types that conform to the stereotypes of romantic suspense. Throw this unbalanced...

The V Card


5 sexploration stars for THE V CARD! CJ Murphy has a plan. She's GOT to get on the ball and turn in her V card...she's closing in on 26 for the love of Pete! She's certain that her friend Graham Campbell can teach her everything she needs to know...

The Wallflower's Wicked Wager


Two broken souls mend together... When Morgan sees a lady fall into a pond, he instinctively jumps in to rescue her. It's just in his nature. And when the woman needs someone to help shield her from the overzealous suitor who is chasing her, well Morgan...

Twisted Threads


A geisha turned assassin? A treasure seeker? Murder on a cruise ship? If you've ever read any of Kaylin McFarren's stories, then you'll realize that these are the best ingredients for her erotic psychological thriller, TWISTED THREADS. Oh boy! This...

Roomies


Have you ever wanted something so much that you'd do anything for it, particularly when life is in limbo? ROOMIES seems to revolve around this central question with the fake marriage trope, when a series of events actually leads to the courthouse...

Bad Princess


Such a fantastic fairy tale romance! When Brinley is forced to take the place of her absentee princess sister, she's sure it won't be an easy task. Especially since she's earned the reputation of a bad princess already. And everyone else seems to think...

Ignite


IGNITE (Underground Encounters Book 3) by Lisa Carlisle is now my favorite of this series! Vamps underground nightclub is the epicenter of each book in this paranormal romance series that are all easily read as standalone stories. Ms. Carlisle's world...

Wolf Moon


Oh, Luke. My new favorite brother! Raven is stuck in a tough position. She needs to get away from her controlling and abusive alpha, but she can't bear to leave her sister behind. So the plan is for her to leave and get help from the Reno wolf pack....

Abroad in the Stars


ABROAD IN THE STARS is the first book in the Galaxia Pirates series, and we get a very thorough look at just what being a Galaxia pirate involves. Tony is their navigator, and has done a magnificent job of it so far, earning his place among the crew....

Rub Me Raw


Back to smexy manlove getting it on! This can be read as a standalone and it is deliciously kinky. Simon is a sweetheart and a submissive who enjoys serving. This does not mean he should be taken for granted and be a free housekeeper. When Simon finally...

Shake Up


What's a woman to do when the men in her life persist in telling her what she can and cannot do without checking with her first? Well, in Lacey Parker's case, you take a field position with the DEA and when your husband tells you, no, you leave and don't...

No Reservations


5 super yummy angry sex stars for NO RESERVATIONS! Maura Jenkins thinks Chase MacKenzie is a class A dick. She certainly shouldn't want to be his most recent notch...but damn he's hot. After one sinfully delicious night together, Maura is DEFINITELY...

Miss Mechanic


4 toolbox bangin', grease covered stars for MISS MECHANIC! After years of working as a mechanic in her dad's shop, Jamie Bell is heartbroken to see the business now owned by someone else. She's got to work though, and even though the new owner Dexter...

Tell It Like It Is


TELL IT LIKE IT IS (Northstar Security #5) by Stanalei Fletcher is the newest addition to this fantastic romantic suspense series! I believe Ms. Fletcher consistently produces realistic and strong heroes and heroines, interesting suspense plots and romance...

Don't Go


DON'T GO is in fact, part of the For You series, though it's now Miles/Mallory's son's story, which can be a little jarring since it wasn't too long ago that I read his parents' HEA, though in Alexa Riley's fictional world of the Osbournes, over 2 decades...

Letters to Lincoln


LETTERS TO LINCOLN is heartwarming, which you might find a weird sentiment considering tragedy is the core of the story. But for me, it's the message of hope shining through that was my key takeaway at the end. The story tugged at my heartstrings from...

Lady Charlotte's Christmas Vigil


"He pulled her into an embrace, pushing back her bonnet and laying her head against his shoulder. She let the feeling of being cherished seep deep into her bones. She slid her hands up his chest to wrap around his neck and pull him closer." LADY CHARLOTTE'S...

New Moon


This book was awesome! I knew the moment I saw which characters were featured in this book that it was going to be great. We have an assassin who always seems to have a hand in everything being paired with a bounty hunter who is on a mission to uncover...

Torrid Little Affair


3 secretive little stars for TORRID LITTLE AFFAIR. Cooper Kingsley was heartbroken when the woman he loved picked his brother over him. After taking some time to drown himself in women and wine, Cooper returns to his family's escort service, Forbidden...

Noah


4 shooting stars for NOAH! Noah Coleman's world was rocked when he found out his cousin Lainey was dying of cancer. He hurriedly quit the Navy SEAL program, returned to Eagle's Ridge, WA and mourned while beginning the process of raising Lainey's...

Lipstick on the Strawberry


Camilla runs a catering company in Boston and returns home to England after the death of her father. Filled with regret over not visiting, she's helping her sister empty out his house to put it up for sale, while dealing with her own trials and tribulations...

One To Grow On


ONE TO GROW ON was a short and sexy read. Romance and sex, sex and romance, need I say more? I highly rec' this to anyone who wants to read about a passionate married couple and their foray into some things that are considered taboo. I loved it. Judi...

Western Song


If you read the summary to Leigh Podgorski's WESTERN SONG, you might be left wondering about the story because let's admit it, there's not much there. "Contemporary Western Love Story about a bull riding rancher and his deceased best buddy's Thai immigrant...

Walk Between the Raindrops


Never underestimate a petite woman; it could kill you. This story hurt my heart so much. I've liked Scyre and June as they seem to be the mentors in the Suncoast Society. Scrye is the ultimate rope/rigger guy and they seem to have a wonderful life. They...

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