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Review: Body of The Crime by R. Scarlett

March 30, 2017

Body of the Crime by R Scarlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blackest Gold #2
Release - January 30, 2017
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 346 pages
Review of book 1, Vein of Love

Never trust a demon.
Never trust your heart.
And never trust the woman who holds it.
In Body of the Crime, a beast craved a beauty and oh, how she ravaged him.

Warning: 18+, cliffhanger.

Review: Beyond Bruised by Annie Hughes

Beyond Bruised by Annie Hughes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Broken Girl #2
Release - March 4, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Friends-to-lovers romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 238 pages
Review of book 1, Beyond Repair

Lydia Baker has been fighting a war in her own mind for as long as she can remember. Until now. She's given up. Deemed by herself as beyond repair, Lydia can no longer take on the demons in her mind. She's closed off and thinks her only way out is to change. Change herself, change the opinion of others, and squash down the very things that make her Lydia Baker.

Callum Reeves messed up. He took the most beautifully damaged girl he had ever seen and handed her off for other people to deal with. He let her trust him, after everything, and then let her down. Racked with guilt, he does the only thing he can. He fights her biggest demon for her.

Will it be enough?
Can Callum weave his way back into Lydia's heart?
Can Lydia find her self again?

They're both bruised, but can they heal each other and finally find the love they've been craving?

Review: Beyond Repair by Annie Hughes

Beyond Repair by Annie Hughes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Broken Girl #1
Release - February 9, 2016
Genre - Contemporary Friends-to-lovers Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 292 pages

Lydia Baker is returning home, despite being less than welcome and less than excited about it. The last time she was in the nosy little town of Park Bay, she was being shipped off to the looney-farm by her own father. Her best friend, Kate, is the only reason she’s going back, and Lydia is determined more than ever to fix herself and stop relying so completely on her friend. Which would be
easier if Kate’s judgmental cousin wasn’t in town too and if he didn’t make her drool so damn much.

Callum Reeves hasn’t seen his cousin, Kate, in eight years. Returning home was meant to be the easy comfort that he needed after losing his high flying job in LA, and consequently, his high flying girlfriend. A new job, his hometown, and finally
surrounded by what he knows. It would be perfect if it wasn’t for Kate’s nutjob best friend always being around. Her mood changes as often as her hair colour – which is a lot- and all Callum wants to do is strangle her. That is when he’s not
thinking about how good she’d look in his bed.

Review: Ghostface Killer by M. Never

March 28, 2017

Ghostface Killer by M Never
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - March 29, 2017
Genre - Dark Mafia Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 252 pages

Once, I was nothing.
Hungry, abandoned, wandering, and alone. An adolescent street rat fighting for crumbs.
Then a chance encounter changed my entire world.
A man in an expensive suit asked me how much my life was worth.
I didn't have an answer, because I didn't know.
He asked if I thought it was worth killing for.
Impulsively, I said yes...

He found me, then fostered me, and in the interim turned me into a killing machine. A modern day La Femme Nikita.

Now, I only have one mission. To avenge the death of the man who saved me.

There's an invisible war on the streets. Us against them. Family against family. Power against power.

They call me Ghostface Killer because they never see me coming.

I understand the weight of that danger.
The hazard.
The jeopardy.

Because now here I stand, three months pregnant with the barrel of a gun pressed to my head cause I never saw him coming...

Review: The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett

March 27, 2017

The Hard Truth About Sunshine by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - March 28, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Hero POV - 1st person
Heat - 1.5 out of 5
Length - 350 pages

Despite having narrowly escaped death's clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It's only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life.

What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again... can he learn to love again?

He's about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can't decide whether she wants to live or die.

Four people with nothing in common but their destination. They will encounter adventure, thrills, loss and love. And within their travels they will learn the greatest lesson of all.

The hard truth about sunshine...

Warning: This book deals with some tough issues including suicide and sexual abuse.

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Review: Bossed by Sloane Howell

March 26, 2017

Bossed by Sloane Howell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - March 28, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Office Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 203 pages

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.

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Review: Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston

March 24, 2017

Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Iron Clad Security #1
Release - March 28, 2017
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 446 pages

Five years ago they fell in love after one whirlwind summer. Now she's an internationally famous musician and he's officially out of the military, but when their worlds collide, can they keep things strictly professional?

He's been chasing a memory . . .

It was just supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend. He isn't the man he used to be... but Megan isn't the sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either. And she's in trouble.

...but now they're on the run.

Megan Cruz has made something of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he'll do anything to protect what's his.

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Review: Black Hat Hacker by Soraya Naomi

March 23, 2017

Black Hat Hacker by Soraya Naomi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Chicago Syndicate #6
Release - March 28, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 298 pages

You don’t know me.
But that’s only because I don’t want you to.

I have the most lucrative job in the country as a hacker in the notorious underworld. I’ve built entire systems and destroyed evidence for career advancement while stealing and exploiting data for personal gain.
I’m the black hat hacker for the Chicago Syndicate and hold all the dirty secrets of the most powerful men in the U.S. in the palm of my hands, just a keystroke away from mass ruination.

However, no one knows my dirty secret, a decision from my past that’s just aching to blow up in my face and shatter my future. Especially when a certain wavy haired brunette begins to demand my attention with her odd ways and her carefree attitude.

She’s a woman who makes me go against everything I’ve ever believed.
A woman whom I’m forbidden from having my usual one-night stand with, even if she was available.
A woman whom I have to keep from getting herself killed, whether she likes it or not.

You don’t know me, but neither does she…yet.

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Review: One Special Love by Abby Gale

March 22, 2017

One Special Love by Abby Gale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Follow up novel - One Night Only #2
Release - March 26, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 184 pages
Review of the prequel, One Night Only

ASHTON KENNEDY
My life stopped after I lost the love of my life before we even had the chance to begin.
But now my heart has found another reason to start beating again.

ACACIA WINTERS
He’s a walking contradiction. One minute he’s rude and cold, the next, caring and passionate. He enters my life and steals my heart with his deeply engrained scars.
Can he let go of the ghost from his past and let me in?

APRIL ESTELLE
This isn’t my story; I’m just the spectator in the background.
And I’m dead.

Review: One Night Only by Abby Gale

One Night Only by Abby Gale
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Prequel novella - One Night Only #1
Release - September 27, 2016
Genre - New Adult Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 1 out of 5
Length - 44 pages

Life is a struggle…

In the ugly web of illness and pain, every breath I take is a fight to carry on and every doctor visit is another reason to give up.

Love is impossible…

With the bravery afforded me by the knowledge of my limited time, pride has lost its importance. A sensuous touch equals escape and surrender, but also sweet, precious agony.

One Night Only…

A single message is the only thing that matters. A single message that can alter his life forever and erase my pain.

One Night Only... we trade the pain to create a memory of a lifetime.

One Night Only is a stand-alone novella based on a true story.

Review: Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn

Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Binghamton #1
Release - March 23, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 369 pages

What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They're both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.

I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.

Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.

Review: Claimed By Power by Zoey Ellis

March 20, 2017

Claimed by Power by Zoey Ellis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Empire of Angels #1
Release - April 3, 2017
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 159 pages

So angels were real. And they were handsome and powerful and stern.

Thea Robinson has never needed anyone’s charity. Sure, her impoverished existence isn’t desired by most, but her ability to manipulate people’s emotions helps her to blend into the shadows of an unforgiving city. When hideous creatures threaten her life, a surly but gorgeous stranger shows up revealing a world she didn’t know existed. She refuses to put up with his rude, arrogant attitude, but how do you dismiss a warrior angel? And does she really want to when his stormy gaze sends delicious thrills straight to her core?

Cam is one of the most ruthless Power angels in the fight against evil. His devotion to kill demons has made him a celebrated warrior in the Angel Realm, even though his motivation stems from grief. When he is assigned to train and protect a half-angel just coming into her abilities, his rage is unparalleled. Until he realizes Thea isn’t like any others. She stirs a carnal passion in him that he can’t shake. He never counted on her being so beautiful… so fierce… so most definitely his.

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Review: Anson by Maggie Ryan & Alta Hensley

March 19, 2017

Anson by Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Black Stallion #3
Release - March 24, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance with D/s & suspense elements
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 237 pages
Review of book 1, Maddox
Review of book 2, Stryder

Anson Steele, along with his two brothers and father, lives by one code: Help all in need. Even if it means saving those who walk among the most sinister criminals in the world. Known as The Black Stallions, their mission is simple – provide rescue and safety to the innocents drawn into the evil depths of the underground.
Natalia Alvarez has been sold to the leader of one of Argentinian’s largest drug cartels at an underground human auction. Being sold to the highest bidder, she is now nothing more than a possession of Juan Montez and hidden away deep within the walls of his South American compound.

Anson Steele has been on the hunt for Natalia since the day he first saw her at the auction and helplessly had to watch her while not being able to do a thing about it. But he has made it is life’s mission to find this woman and pull her out of the depths of hell at whatever cost. She will be his save one way or another.
With the backdrop of the mission being the unforgiving jungles and the dangerous streets of Argentina, and escaping a foreign country near impossible, is Natalia doomed to be locked away forever?

While fighting against a powerful drug cartel and their ruthless leader, will Anson Steele be able to rescue Natalia before it is too late? Will they both be able to find refuse in The Black Stallion Ranch and put this awful nightmare behind them?

Review: Extra Credit by Poppy Dunne

Extra Credit by Poppy Dunne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - March 22, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 193 pages

The first time I saw Will Munroe I had him pegged as a typical LA douchebag—a little too handsome, a little too rich, a little too into his probiotic kale smoothies. The next time I ran into him—at his daughter’s parent/teacher conference (me: teacher, he: parent)—I noticed his steel grey eyes, his hard chest under a crisp white button down, and his suggestively bare ring finger. I was hooked.

If life really imitated art, he’d have swept me off my feet and taken me right there on the principal's desk. Instead, we are stuck in our assigned roles. He’s the workaholic single dad of a precocious girl child, and I’m her fiery substitute teacher. Never the two shall meet. Enter one zany, yurt-dwelling ex-wife, a stock market that never sleeps, and some over-the-top, A-list fundraisers, and I've got plenty of drama ahead. Better to keep my hands to myself.

But when Will asks me out for a pancake breakfast, how can I resist? My heart (and my stomach) say yes, but am I willing to risk my job for a short stack and a romp in the hay? A slow, sensual, mind-blowing romp in the hay…

But where there’s a Will…

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Review: Unprofessional by J.D. Hawkins

March 18, 2017

Unprofessional by JD Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - March 22, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Best Friends to Lovers Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 227 pages

What happens when the internet's favorite playboy falls in love?

I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.

But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.
But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.
I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.

So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.

And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.

Things are about to get unprofessional.

ARC Review: Wolf by Crimson Syn

March 17, 2017

Wolf by Crimson Syn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Hell's Lovers MC #1
Release - March 28, 2017
Genre - MC Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 139 pages

Scarlett Chase is every man’s wet dream.
As soon as I laid eyes on her, I knew she’d be mine.
That is, until I found out she was untouchable.
One kiss, one forbidden touch, will have me out on the streets and stripped of who I am.
Yet I want her. I need her. And I’m done following all these damn rules.

Wolf Stone is my obsession.
Ever since he pulled over on that empty road, I’ve been tormented by the man.
His possessive words and heated looks have me tightly wound.
One touch, and he lights me on fire.
But I want more.
I not only want him in my bed, I want to keep him for myself.
But he won’t budge, and now it’s up to me to entice his sleeping wolf.

Review: Wanderer by Janine Infante Bosco

Wanderer by Janine Infante Bosco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Nomad #2
Release - March 7, 2017
Genre - MC Second Chance Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 251 pages
Review of book 1, Drifter

Cobra
I’ve lived two lives.
One full of innocence and one full of sin.
I mourned the perfect life I was born into and made it my duty to chase the phantom who stole it from me.
Revenge, mayhem and loss are all I know.
I am the lone man—I am the wanderer.
The former nomad—now, Satan’s deadliest soldier.
The two worlds were never supposed to collide. Innocence and sin aren’t made to coexist yet somehow my past bleeds into the present and I find myself facing my biggest regret…I find myself face to face with her—the girl who got away.
The girl I let go.
The woman I’ll ruin if I stay.

Celeste
Our young love was marred by violence.
Our guilt destroyed us, fate tempted us but, it was he who broke us.
They say time heals all, but all time did was dull the ache of his abandonment.
Now, dressed in leather, covered in ink the boy I mourned is now a man—a man tormented by his demons.
In another life we were everything to one another.
In this life we’re strangers.

Review: Mixed into Love by Rochelle Paige

March 14, 2017

Mixed into Love by Rochelle Paige
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Bachelorette Party #2.5
Release - March 14, 2017
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 69 pages

Dane Edwards thought he’d be in town for less than two days.

It was supposed to be a quick business trip to help a friend decide if a club was a good investment. Then he spots the blonde bombshell behind the bar, and all his plans fly out the window.

It’s always been easy for Addilyn Johnson to tell customers no.

Dating guys from the bar is something she’s never been tempted to do. Until Dane. With a little nudge in his direction from a bachelorette, she finds herself saying yes… and winds up with more than she bargained for!

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Review: The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan

The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Roommates #2
Release - March 13, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Trope - best friend's sibling
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 285 pages

His best friend's little sister is all grown up … and ready to play in a whole new way.

Smith Hamilton has it all—he's smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he's not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm's length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him.

Evie Reed knows she's blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family's lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She's crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.

Except that when Evie's plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.

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Review: Surviving Harley by K Webster

March 13, 2017

Surviving Harley by K Webster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Sex, Vows, & Babies
Release - March 14, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 174 pages

Taylor Cunningham is a diva talk show host who’s signed on for ninety days of marriage to a stranger.
All in the name of skyrocketing her career.

Harley Harrison is a bearded survivalist who’ll do anything to move past a broken heart.
Even if that means letting millions of people choose his perfect match and letting them televise his every move.

Opposites don’t always attract. Two people can’t be forced to be happy. And after nearly three months in marriage hell, they are counting down to the moment they can throw in the towel and divorce, without breaching contract.

But then everything changes in the blink of an eye.

One hot drunken night. A national scandal. Terrorists. Bombs. And total anarchy. This unlikely couple will be forced to work together...even if it kills them.

Will they survive and find love along the way?
Or is this marriage over in more ways than one?

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Review: Hinged by Char Sharp

March 12, 2017

Hinged by Char Sharp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Soul Mate Rescued #2
Release - March 14, 2017
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5
Length - 258 pages

She can’t remember him.

He’ll never forget her.

When Robin Finch is abducted and tortured by an evil cybercriminal, her salvation comes in an unlikely hero, Dr. Ramsey Gunn, trauma surgeon and computer genius. Developing amnesia after enduring her captor’s sadistic torture, Robin has no memory of her previous life. Dr. Gunn rescues Robin away from their captor and goes off the grid to keep her safe for years. But Dr. Ram Gunn may not be the savior he claims to be.

Upon his return from a mission, Navy SEAL Cooper Baron discovers his fiancée missing and presumed dead. Not believing she’s dead and hell-bent on discovering the truth about Robin’s disappearance, he will stop at nothing until she is back in his arms. Through the long years, searching for her in every woman’s face, he’s determined to locate the woman who haunts him. But finding Robin may put her in more danger than she’s ever faced before. Can Cooper’s love help her restore her memories without forcing her to confront the horrific reality of her abduction?

Once the reality is known, can their love survive the truth?

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Review: The Vampire Mafia: The Complete Series by M.A. Wilder

March 11, 2017

The Vampire Mafia by MA Wilder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Boxset
Release - December 31, 2016
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Multiple POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 483 pages

Five deadly love stories.
And one dark saga.

This is August, New York, where the chaotic world of the supernatural will collide with unsuspecting, vulnerable humans.

Trouble

Notorious criminal Mickey McKennan is everything Nora Evers shouldn't want. He's power and sex in a suit with a rogue smile, and when they meet, her world tilts as she falls in lust--until that world halts when tragedy strikes. Nora's life quickly goes from bad to worse, and she finds Mickey at every turn. Although his deadly secrets ensure that trouble follows him, she is drawn to him more and more. But, when her past haunts her present, Nora's life is threatened, and she is unsure of who she can count on to help her survive.

Beautiful

Everyone has a price, and thanks to the captivating Simon Handover and his proposition, Penny Ames has discovered hers. She will just need to make it through one month with him before she can flee and never look back. But, with his Clark Kent good looks and Superman swagger, Simon is more of a threat to Penny than she realizes. While fighting not to lose her heart, she stumbles into a world filled with guns, gangs, and...vampires, and soon, she finds herself also fighting for her life.

Review: Dirty CEO by Mickey Miller

Dirty CEO by Mickey Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Windy City Bad Boys #1
Release - March 14, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 309 pages

Vince:
LaRosa and MacNamara are two names that don't belong in the same breath. Not unless you want bullets flying through the air, and blood on the floor.

I'm sick of the death and fighting. All that violence? Yeah, I might love it, but it's not good for my bottom line. With Kelly MacNamara's influence, my money, and our fake relationship, the decades-long feud between her family and mine is coming to an end.

I just hadn't expected to become addicted to Kelly's tight little body, come hither eyes, and scorching kisses. She might be a wanna-be actress, but the heat between us is all too real.

Kelly:
As the only daughter of an Irish bigwig, I'm expected to follow in my father's footsteps and take over the family business. But I don't want this life. I have California dreams and a shoestring budget. Truth was, I had zero chance of changing my life. Until Vince LaRosa offered me an out.

His plan? Pose as his girlfriend, smooth over the tension between the Italians and Irish, and then I’ll head west to start over with a nice little nest egg compliments of the man himself.

It didn't seem like a big deal to fake it for a few months. He's ruthless as hell and panty-dropping hot. I thought I could handle him and the passion between us. But I was wrong.

Now, not only is my family in jeopardy from Vince's ruthless strategies, but so is my heart.

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Review: Devil You Know by L.A. Fiore

March 09, 2017

Devil You Know by LA Fiore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Lost Boys #1
Release - March 10, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 362 pages

Damian Tate. One look into his sad green eyes and I was hooked. I wanted to be the one to make him laugh, to make him smile. I hadn't expected him to be the one to make me blush, to make me hot...to make me fall in love. He was my first kiss, my first love, my first everything. I wanted forever with him, but life got in the way.

He enlisted, I went to college, and for years we were never in the same place long enough to pick up where we left off.

Thirteen years after he left, tragedy brings him home. The stoic boy I fell in love with grew into a quiet, dangerous and wildly sexy man. He still tugs on all the right strings for me, but he seems determined to keep me at arm's-length.

However, when trouble comes knocking at my door, he is the one to put himself between that trouble and me.

Spending time with him might drive me insane, or it might be our second chance at first love.

Review: The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

The Deep End by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Honey #1
Release - March 7, 2017
Genre - BDSM Erotica
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Length - 482 pages

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are pleasure slaves committed to fulfilling a woman's every desire. At the elite Honey club, no boundary will be left untested, and one's darkest desires will become a sensual reality.

Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him craves the lifestyle offered by this secret, exclusive club.

When Amèlie invites Olivier to surrender, she pushes him to explore his deepest desires as a submissive. As they grow closer and find themselves falling harder than either of them anticipated, the truth about Olivier’s past could threaten the budding relationship they both long for.

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Review: Renegade by Laramie Briscoe

March 08, 2017

Renegade by Laramie Briscoe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone - Moonshine Task Force #1
Release - March 9, 2017
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 266 pages

When you fall in love with the most unexpected person, at the most unexpected time……

Ryan “Renegade” Kepler

I’m the type of man who knows what I want. I make up my mind and stay in my lane, never veering off the course I set for myself.

Going into the military? Did it. Youngest member of the Moonshine Task Force? That’s me. Get my best friend’s older sister in bed? It was my pleasure.

Age means nothing to me. I’ve seen and done things men twice my age never will. What I want more than anything is someone to share my life with and that person is my best friend's older sister, Whitney.

Whitney Trumbolt

Ryan is ten years my junior, but damn, being a cougar never felt as good as it did the night we spent together. Now I’m struggling with wanting things to either go back to the way they were or spend every night in his arms.

Make my wedding planning company the best in the south? Did it. Ignore the way my body trembles when I see Ryan? Epic fail. Freak out when I see a positive pregnancy test staring back at me? Complete with mascara running down my face and clutching my pearls.

Looks like things won’t go back to the way they were. There’s a man in my life that doesn’t take no for an answer. He’s the one who makes my blood run hot, cheeks turn red, and heart beat wildly within my chest. His name is Renegade.

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Review: Riot by Tillie Cole

March 07, 2017

Riot by Tillie Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Scarred Souls #4
Release - March 7, 2017
Genre - Dark Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5

Stolen by the Arziani Georgian crime mob as a child, 152 was raised and conditioned to be a Mona—the most subservient of the Arziani Blood Pit slaves.

Gorgeous and kind, she has been and under the imprisoning influence of the Type B drug and under the command of the Blood Pit Master’s sister, Mistress Arziani, for most of her life, until the Master calls her back home to Georgia.

He wants her under his total control, and Master always gets what he wants.

But when 152 is gifted to the Blood Pit’s fearsome champion death match fighter as a prize, 152 suddenly finds out that the men who appear most brutal, may just own the kindest hearts. And love may be found, even when living in hell.

Freedom, family, love, 152 will have to fight for what she wants and ultimately make an impossible choice.

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Review: Breaking the Seventh by Allie Gail

Breaking the Seventh by Allie Gail
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - Febraury 25, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 322 pages

He's hot, blue-eyed and butt naked.

Did I mention he's naked? And I've never seen the guy before in my life! So WHY is he doing the backstroke in my neighbor's pool?

Myles Bellamy may be a walking wet dream, but turns out he's got the temperament of a bull shark. And yet every time I clash with the new next-door Neanderthal, I find myself fantasizing about all the dirty things he could do to me. Really dumb on my part, considering the timing...

She's certifiably nuts.

I'm not kidding. That chick is wonkier than Willy’s chocolate factory. Between her head-banging music, smoke alarms going off during séances and the dog I'm pretty sure she trained to crap on my lawn, I'm about ready to give Leah Whitfield a piece of my mind. Or better yet, a piece of me. Because every time I catch her sunbathing in that barely-there bikini, my resolve turns to dust.

And her excuse for turning me down? Her birthday's coming up. According to Leah's weird and warped logic, that day is supposedly cursed.

See what I mean? I can't even...

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Review: The Silver Swan by Amo Jones

The Silver Swan by Amo Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Elite Kings Club #1
Release - March 7, 2017
Genre - Dark YA (not a romance) Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 312 pages

Riddle me this...
“I am neither dead, nor alive, and I’m not something little Madison can hide.
But you will be dead, by the time this is done...
the timer starts now, and the games have just begun…”

Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?

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Review: Cole by Tijan

March 06, 2017

Cole by Tijan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - February 26, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Mafia Romance
Primarily Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 314 pages

I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
Cole Mauricio

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Review: The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

March 05, 2017

The Cad and the CoEd by LH Cosway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Rugby #3
Release - February 12, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 307 pages

Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls.

THE CAD
Bryan Leech is a cad.
Or, he *was* a cad.
No one is quite certain.

Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act.

The only problem is, no one believes him.

Review: All the Frogs in Manhattan by Carrie Aarons

March 04, 2017

All the Frogs in Manhattan by Carrie Aarons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - March 3, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 220 pages

You know how Cinderella had the whole glass slipper, pumpkin carriage, fairy godmother thing?

Yeah…with foot-destroying stilettos, Uber, and a Twitter horoscope, my life is far from a happily ever after.

In fact, instead of Prince Charming, I end up dating every slimy, scaly, brainless frog in the kingdom of Manhattan. And by frog, I mean all of the stereotypical bad guys that Mom and Lifetime movies warned you about.

The meathead player.
The mommy's boy.
The namedropper.
The cheapskate.

If they suck at relationships, I’ve probably kissed those cold, clammy lips in the hopes of finding love. Until one day, when one man with commitment issues offers to help me find the Romeo to my Juliet.

But what happens when the frog, who was never supposed to turn into a prince, kisses you at midnight? Ok fine, he propositioned me for some afternoon delight after brunch, but not everything can be straight out of a fairytale.

Review: Vein Of Love by R. Scarlett

March 03, 2017

Vein of Love by R Scarlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blackest Gold #1
Release - August 16, 2016
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5
Length - 390 pages

"Darkness isn't all one shade, sweetheart."

Three centuries ago, Molly Darling’s ancestors signed a contract in blood—daemon blood—to protect themselves from harm. On the eve she turns nineteen, Molly leaves for her birthday party against her parent’s wishes, sick of their warnings about her “betrothal to a demon.”

Except that she’s very much betrothed, and he’s very much a demon—one who’s only agreed to the nuptials to steal Molly’s ancient daemon powers. Brash, arrogant, and built like a Greek god, Tensley Knight keeps showing up to save Molly from otherworldly attacks, only to insult her a moment later.

As Molly learns more about the demon world, she realizes two things: that her family’s safety depends on a successful marriage, while any chance of freedom she’ll ever have calls for Tensley’s demise.

Yet sometimes Molly spots a tortured soul beyond those liquid grey eyes, and there’s no denying the way her skin tingles when Tensley touches it. In Vein of Love, safety requires sacrifice, foe becomes lover, and one must decide whether to kiss...or to kill.

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Review: Arousal by Simone Sowood

Arousal by Simone Sowood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - March 4, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 420 pages

Fake Girlfriend, Real Arousal

A woman I've never seen before just told her father I'm her boyfriend.
I walked into the restaurant to grab dinner between important meetings and there she was, red cheeked and fury in her electric blue eyes.
I figure I'll help her out with whatever she has going on with her father, so I kiss her.
If she wants to be what's on my menu, that's fine by me.
As she melts into my arms, the taste of her lips and the fire in her eyes hits me in the gut.
She's mine.
This might be a game to her, but I'm playing for real. And trust me when I say I never lose.
I'm going to use my vast wealth and power to get her exactly where I want her.
Who knows, I might even tell her who I really am.

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Review: Infamous by Lori Sizemore

Infamous by Lori Sizemore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - December 14, 2016
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 370 pages
Publisher - Wild Rose Press

Justine Montgomery, daughter of a divorced beauty queen and TV magnate, is a tabloid disaster after her infamous sex tape. She’s so desperate to help save her family’s home she turns to her deal-making dad. Can she prove to him she’s cut out for a career in television or will she lose it all?

Sawyer has his own past and a successful career is his only goal. Seeing Justine fail would mean the promotion of a lifetime, but things get complicated when he develops feelings for her. Suddenly, the lines between work, life, sex, and love are blurry.

They will have to overcome the bitterness of a rejected ex, the controlling actions of her father, and the half-truths they’re telling one another to forge a lasting partnership both on the job and off the clock.

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Review: Dark Protector by Celia Aaron

March 02, 2017

Dark Protector by Celia Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Dark Protector #1
Release - February 27, 2017
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 270 pages

From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse and collected bounties drenched in blood.
I thought staying away would keep her safe, would shield her from me. I was wrong. Danger followed in my wake like death at a slaughter house. I protected her from the threats that circled like black buzzards, kept her safe with kill after kill.
But everything comes with a price, especially second chances for a man like me.
Killing for her was easy. It was living for her that turned out to be the hard part.

Review: For His Eyes Only by Lexi Blake

March 01, 2017

For His Eyes Only by Lexi Blake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Masters and Mercenaries #13
Release - February 28, 2017
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 453 pages

A night he can’t forget

Five years ago, Nick Markovic found himself consumed by his quest for vengeance. The one time he managed to find peace was in the arms of Hayley Dalton. Being with her was like bathing in sunlight, and he ached to feel that again, but he couldn’t. He gave his oath to Hayley’s cousin Desiree, his partner at McKay-Taggart and Knight, that he’d never let his darkness infect Hayley’s innocent world.

A spark she can’t put out

It was years before that Hayley offered everything she had to Nick. After that one amazing night, all she wanted was to be his forever. Unfortunately, Nick’s reaction was to walk away from her and never look back. The warm and caring man she’d discovered was gone, and after Des’s death, he’d only grown colder. But when Hayley finds herself in mortal danger, she’s forced to seek protection from the man who broke her heart.

A flame that threatens to consume them both

Haunted by the women he failed, Nick can’t allow himself to grow close to Hayley again. Running to stay ahead of the powerful forces that endanger their lives, they travel from the lush Garden in London to the glittering lights of Rio. As the threat against her becomes clearer, he realizes that to keep her safe he must confront the demons from his past, even if it costs him a future with the woman he loves.

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Review: The Pool Boy's Beatitude by D.J. Swykert

The Pool Boy's Beatitude by DJ Swykert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - July 23, 2013
Genre - Contemporary Fiction
Male POV - 1st person
Heat - 1.5 out of 5
Length - 239 pages
Publisher - Rebel Epublishers

In space, the expansion of the universe exceeds the speed of light. In a jail cell the speed of light slows, time ages and deteriorates slowly to a crawl.

Jack Joseph understands physics. He understands the nature of quarks, leptons, dark matter and the desire to find the God particle. What Jack doesn’t understand is Jack.

He has a Masters degree in particle physics, an ex-wife, a sugar mama, a passion for cooking and chronic dependencies he needs to feed. He cleans pools to maintain this chaotic lifestyle.

Spinning about in a Large Hadron Collider of his own making, the particle known as Jack is about to collide with a particle known as Sarah.

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Review: I Am Lioness by Dee Garcia

I Am Lioness by Dee Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Bloodshed Duet #1
Release - December 10, 2016
Genre - Sports MMA Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 252 pages

With pain comes strength.
My name is Hazel Perry.
You, however, can call me Lioness.
I live and breathe MMA -24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
That ring is mine. I'm the Queen.
Fierce, untouchable, and undefeated.
I've been asked how I willingly subject myself to such an intense, brutal career.
My answer… Because it feels good.
The rush, the high, how all other pain in your life numbs away into nothing. It's made me stronger. Every single stitch of pain I've experienced -both physically and emotionally- has made me stronger.
I've learned to protect myself. I don't trust easily and I never allow others to get too close.
Until Knox Carr.
He turned my world right side up and showed me how to feel again. How to live again.
How to love again.
Through the bouts of separation and trials along the way, will we make it out alive?

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Review: Betting On Kincade by Devon McKay

Betting on Kincade by Devon McKay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - February 15, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Western Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2 out of 5
Length - 228 pages
Publisher - Wild Rose Press

Everyone Cassie Wilcox loved is gone. And now, thanks to her drunken stepfather, her house and family business will be taken from her, too, unless she can find a way to buy back the ranch from the new owner. With less than two months to come up with money she doesn’t have, her options are running out, and apparently, her common sense as she rents out rooms to an eclectic group of strangers.
Returning home for Dalton Kincade is bittersweet. Not a damn thing has changed. Two years on the rodeo circuit weren’t able to shake free the memory of the feisty redhead who’d broken his heart into a thousand pieces. Nor the sting of her parting words…Never trust a Kincade.
Winning her beloved ranch in a drunken bet is the last thing he expected to happen, but at least he saved it for her. Now, he has to figure out how to break that news to a woman who never wants to see him again. Renting a room in the house he now owns might be a risk, but it’s nothing compared to betting his heart on winning back the love of his life.

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Review: The Boxer by Piper Rayne

The Boxer by Piper Rayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Modern Love #2
Release - March 1, 2017
Genre - RomCom
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 264 pages

“Who knew a bad boy could mend a broken heart?"

What does a girl do after she discovers her fiancé is a cheating bastard?

In my case, I performed the ritual implosion of all scorned women. I drowned my sorrows in cases of white wine, wallowed in gallons of ice cream, and ignited a bonfire to burn away every damn remnant of his existence. Six months later, the only result was a permanent impression of my ass on the couch.

Adventure Dating my friends dared.
A new and exciting opportunity they said.

I thought they were crazy, but I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so I signed up for the entire four-week deal.
That’s where I saw HIM. Lucas Cummings. He isn’t the classic rich boy I usually end up with. The one whose idea of working up a sweat is waiting for his margarita to be served beachside. Nope. He’s a rough and tough bad boy that all fathers warn their daughters about. You know the type. Cocky swagger, chiseled jaw—the ‘V’.

SOLD, I said to myself, until I discovered he was so much more than just a BOXER.

Left Hook.
Right to the heart.

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