REVIEW: Ruthless by Lexi Blake

Book CoverVeena’s review of Ruthless (Lawless, Book 1) by Lexi Blake
Romantic Suspense published by Berkley 09 Aug 16

The Lawless siblings exist for revenge. From the time their happy childhood was destroyed with their parent’s murder, they’ve spent the intervening years preparing for payback. They’re now ready and are taking their first step with their first target, Ellie Stratton, daughter of the man who ordered the hit on their parents. Riley Lawless will insert himself into Ellie’s company, undermining all her efforts in order to bring the company down. Unfortunately, fate has a way to upset the best-laid plans when Riley finds that Ellie is far from the heir to her father they’ve pictured. Will Riley chose revenge or love when called upon the make the choice?
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REVIEW: The Talented Mr. Rivers by HelenKay Dimon

Book CoverSandy M’s review of The Talented Mr. Rivers (Tough Love, Book 2) by HelenKay Dimon
Contemporary Gay Romance published by Loveswept 13 Sep 16

For me, HelenKay Dimon is one of the best when it comes to gay romance. I’ve read some others over the years that just don’t fire on all burners – too much emphasis on alphaness, not enough emotion, love, or romance, or lack of a good storyline, just to name a few things. Ms. Dimon gives readers a perfect balance of all of those items, plus a lot more. I now enjoy reading gay romance much more than ever before, thanks to her talented writing.

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REVIEW: Burn Down The Night by M. O’Keefe

Book CoverTabs’ review of Burn Down The Night (Everything I Left Unsaid, Book 3) by M. O’Keefe
Erotic Romance published by Loveswept 09 Aug 16

Desperate con-woman Joan doesn’t care what she has to sacrifice to rescue her sister from a dangerous meth-cooking cult-leader. When her last-ditch balls-to-the-wall plan goes pear-shaped, kidnapping a wounded biker and handcuffing him to a bed is really her only viable plan B. Being held hostage by a stripper and her elderly aunt isn’t Max’s idea of a good time at all and he’s determined to escape Joan’s clutches and make her pay. What ensues, against all odds, is a heart-achingly emotional romance between two battered people. You guys, it’s sooooo good.

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REVIEW: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Book CoverC2’s review of The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay, Book 2) by Jill Shalvis
Contemporary romance published by Avon 27 Sep 16

Well, it’s never to early for Christmas books, is it? NOPE. When Christmas books start hitting our shelves, you know the holidays are practically upon us! I tend to enjoy holiday themed books, myself – any holiday – especially Halloween and Christmas. And when you combine holidays with one of my favorite authors? All the yays!

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REVIEW: Sex Machine by Marie Force

Book CoverSandy M’s review of Sex Machine by Marie Force
Contemporary Romance published by HTJB 26 Sep 16

I, of course, have no idea what the powers that be had in mind when they titled this book Sex Machine. I also had no idea what to really expect, though I did have a preconceived idea or two running around in my head, especially after taking a gander at the cover. What got me over all of that and on to reading this book is the fact Marie Force wrote it.  So if you’re leaning toward raunchiness or threesomes or whatever “sex machine” calls up for you, this is one of those cases where appearances can be deceiving or, more appropriately, don’t judge a book by its cover. Or title.

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DDS REVIEW: Gentry Brothers Series by Cora Brent

Duckies Do SeriesKristie J’s Duckies Do Series review of Gentry Brothers Series by Cora Brent
Contemporary Romance published by Cora Brent July 2014 – January 2015

I had barely started the first book in this series when I knew I wanted to read about all of them. I checked out Amazon and low and behold, there was a four book bundle set available. I’ve finished the whole set now and thought I’d do a shorter review of all four since it was just the one book I read – squeal of a deal it was! The series is about a set of triplets – guys – who have had a horrific upbringing and how each one of them overcomes their beginning and falls in love with just the right woman. The fourth one is their cousin who figures in several of the books, and while his upbringing wasn’t quite so horrific, he does have his own ghosts who haunt him.

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REVIEW: To Have and to Hold by Serena Bell

Book CoverShannon C’s review of To Have and to Hold (Returning Home, Book 3) by Serena Bell
Contemporary Romance published by Loveswept 19 Jul 16

I love this series, and have done so since the first book, in which Serena Bell convinced me that a secret baby plot didn’t have to be the dumbest thing I’d ever read. The next one had a love triangle I didn’t hate, and now she has brought her A game with an amnesia plot that worked for me. Her books have just the right mixture of angst, passion, and realism to keep me wishing she would write more quickly.
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REVIEW: Sorcerer To The Crown by Zen Cho

Book CoverStevie‘s review of Sorcerer To The Crown (Sorcerer Royal, Book 1) by Zen Cho
Historical Fantasy published by Ace 12 Jul 16

I have a large amount of fondness for historical fantasy that combines magic with proper manners, even though I’m still to read some of the most eminent novels in the genre. Proper manners, magic, and also a thorough dissection of race and genre issues, however, was too tempting a combination for me to resist for long.

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REVIEW: Forbidden Legacy by Diane Cosby

Book CoverVeena’s review of Forbidden Legacy (The Forbidden Series, Book 1) by Diana Cosby
Historical Romance published by Lyrical Press 16 Aug 16

Lady Katherine is an intrepid Scottish noble woman who escapes from the English who’ve put her family to death and captured her castle. She heads to court and demands the King help her with men and arms to re-take her castle. Stephan MacQuistan has come to court to ask the Scottish King for a safe haven to hide Templar treasure. Marriage is not something either one desires, but those are the king’s terms. A marriage made in heaven it definitely wasn’t. The twists and turns and surprises as the story unfolds will keep you enthralled till the very end.

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REVIEW: The One Real Thing by Samantha Young

Book CoverSandy M’s review of The One Real Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk, Book 1) by Samantha Young
Contemporary Romance published by Berkley 6 Sep 16

I discovered Samantha Young after she’d already released a number of books in her On Dublin Street series. Though I’m better now about reading a book in the middle of a series, when I find an author I really, really like, I want to start at the beginning. So when her book Hero released back in February of 2015, I gave it try – and absolutely loved it. Thus, Ms. Young is now one of those authors I really, really like. If this new book of hers hadn’t been the beginning of a new series, I was determined to start reading On Dublin Street – from the beginning, yes. With this new series, however, I don’t have to worry about getting caught up. I’m already there, and I love her writing, her characters, her story telling. In essence, I love everything about her stories.

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