REVIEW: Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan

Book CoverVeena’s review of Shadow Rider (Shadow Series, Book1) by Christine Feehan
Romantic Fantasy published by Jove 28 Jun 16

Ms. Feehan kicks off her new series with brand new, exciting characters who have some very intriguing psychic traits. The Ferraro siblings are shadow riders in that they can literally ride the shadows to travel from one place to another hidden in plain sight.  Chapter one is electrifying as Stefano Ferraro puts his stamp of ownership on Francesca Capella at first meeting. So how does it all turn out from there? read more…

REVIEW: The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn

Book CoverStevie‘s review of The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn
Young Adult Romantic Mystery published by Kensington 28 Jun 16

Losing a parent has to be one of the most devastating events that can impact a teenager. However, losing a parent in combination with the revelation that everything you believed about them was apparently a lie has to be many times worse. That’s the situation Cecelia finds herself in as she prepares to enter her senior year of high school. Her mother has been found dead – in what everyone believes to have been a suicide – shortly after a male student, a promising football player, reported that he was in a relationship with her. Now, Cecelia must force herself to carry on as normal while her father is barely functioning in his parental role and her paternal grandmother – a professional poker player – has moved into the family home to take care of them both. If all that wasn’t enough to cope with, Cecelia has to deal with hostility from her classmates, and from those members of the football team yet to move on to college or who are attending college in their home town. Fortunately, at least one member of her class seems to be on her side.

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REVIEW: Wicked Sexy by J.T. Geissinger

Book CoverSandy M’s review of Wicked Sexy (Wicked Games, Book 2) by J.T. Geissinger
Contemporary Romance published by Jack’s House Publishing 19 Jul 16

Whenever I read a new author and I like that first book in a series, I’m always a bit wary when I begin to read the next one – mostly because sometimes a followup is never as good as the first that blew you away. Just like the second movie in a series, that sophomore try never seems to live up to the excitement and fun of the first. My hesitation in this case was I didn’t want Tabby to turn out to be so much like her boss in Wicked Beautiful that it would take me just as long to warm up to her as happened with Victoria.

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REVIEW: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Book CoverTabs’ review of Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley, Book 2) by Alice Clayton
Contemporary Romance published by Gallery Books 12 Jul 16

Alice Clayton returns to Hudson Valley for more raunchy romantic comedy. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, Nuts, so I was totally ready for big-city advertising executive Natalie and taciturn country dairy farmer Oscar to get their turn at bat. And what a great turn it is. read more…

REVIEW: Island in the Sea by Anita Hughes

Book CoverSandy M’s review of Island in the Sea by Anita Hughes
Contemporary Romance published by St. Martin’s Griffin 12 Apr 16

This is my first book by Anita Hughes. Between the cover and the blurb, there was something that pulled at me to read this story. Soothing and calm beaches and one of the world’s most beautiful cities as a backdrop to broken hearts and finding love again. Unfortunately, that doesn’t even come close to what I got.

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REVIEW: Best of My Love by Susan Mallery

Book CoverVeena’s review of Best of My Love (Fool’s Gold, Book 20) by Susan Mallery
Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin HQN 26 Apr 16

This series is like chocolate. It brings a smile to my face every time I get to bite into a new release. I couldn’t wait to see how Ms. Mallery spins her newest romance, especially since it’s a sure bet there is no platonic romance between a man and a woman.

Shelby is happy with her life and making new friends in Fool’s Gold but still has a long way to go before she’s going to trust her body and heart to a man.  Aidan, on the other hand, has no problems jumping in and out of bed with a host of different females without making a commitment of any kind. Can the two of them come together as friends and help each other heal and move on toward their very own happily ever after?

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DDS REVIEW: The Bad Bitch Series by Christina Saunders

Duckies Do SeriesTabs’ Duckies Do Series review of The Bad Bitch Series by Christina Saunders
Contemporary Romance published by SMP Swerve 05 Jul 16

I have been reading a crap-ton of contemporary titles lately and have realized the thing that will make me forgive all flaws and just nose-dive into an author’s books is voice. And, hoooo boy, does Christina Saunders have good voice. I couldn’t put any of these books down. The stories follow three lawyer brothers and they all have jerk heroes, women who don’t suffer fools, bad-ass lawyers, and glorious profanity dripping from every page.

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REVIEW: Now and Then Friends by Kate Hewitt

Book CoverStevie‘s review of Now and Then Friends (Hartley-by-the-Sea, Book 2) by Kate Hewitt
Contemporary Women’s Fiction published by NAL 12 Jul 16

This series got off to a great start with a tale of sisters reconnecting in a small Lake District village, and we return to the village for a tale of childhood friends who have been estranged since their pre-teen years and whose lives have followed very different paths, until the outwardly more successful of the two suffers a series of setbacks and returns to her family home in order to reassess her situation.

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REVIEW: Wicked Beautiful by J.T. Geissinger

Book CoverSandy M’s review of Wicked Beautiful (Wicked Games, Book 1) by J.T. Geissinger
Contemporary Romance published by Jack’s House Publishing 12 Jul 15

I’ve not read J.T. Geissinger before, so I’ll admit the draw to reading the books in this series is because they’re the first to be published by Jack’s House Publishing, Marie Force‘s newest foray into the industry. When I discovered she’d opened her own house, and knowing how talented and successful she is in her own right as an author, I was curious as to the authors and books she’d choose to give to readers. I have a feeling Ms. Force is going to continue to be quite a success story in the publishing industry.

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