Friday, February 20, 2015

Romance Book Review: The Coulter Brothers

A friend passed the word on about this book series by Rachel Hanna which sparked a who discussion on e-book editing. The simple fact is everyone needs an editor, especially me, but do we decide that a book is no good because the editing is bad. Judging from the results of these books on Amazon the answer to the question is no. I tend to agree. In the case of this series, the author many times confused the names of the characters. It was a little distracting during the read, especially by Book 3 when I had seen it too many times to count. 

However, this series is generally well written, I like the country voice in the first book, Lost and Found. By the third book the voice changed to a more modern set and the characters flowed together really well. 

I will say with all the stories I would like to see more character development and more relationship building throughout the story, but they are what the are...short, reads at an inexpensive price with typo-os and a need for a better editor not withstanding I can still give them a pretty fair rating, not the highest, however if you are look for a fun read check this series out. 

Lost And Found 
The Coulter Brothers Book 1

Purchase Link: Amazon

If you love romance cowboy books, this is a great series for you! 

When big-city girl Audrey wakes up on the cold, front porch of a working ranch, she’s got lots of questions. But before she can answer them, she’s greeted by three handsome brothers — cowboys — and their Ma, complete with a warm feast and a welcoming smile. 

Following the doctor’s orders to stay put for a few days, Audrey makes herself useful around the ranch; baling hay and hunting for coyotes. But the cowboys, one handsome one in particular, want to get to the bottom of her story. 

Can she trust these people she just met? And what she’s about to reveal is a dark past she’s trying to escape. Will the ranch be the future she’s looking for, or can she turn back to her flashy, city-sicker lifestyle?

Breaking Away
The Coulter Brothers Book 2

Purchase Link: Amazon

If you love romance cowboy books, this is the series for you! 

Jace Coulter looks like a cowboy but he certainly doesn't feel like one. As the middle brother at the Coulter ranch in Wolf, Wyoming he's been groomed to become the business manager. He's resigned to his fate until feisty Kelsey Harper drops into his life. 

A tough-as-nails lawyer, Kelsey might be just what he needs to turn his life around. It may not be the right time for romance, though. The Coulter ranch is in big trouble and Kelsey is the only one with the know-how to save them. 

But Gage and Riley aren't onboard with her plan and time is running out. Can Jace win her heart and convince his brothers to accept her before it's too late?

Night and Day
The Coulter Brothers Book 3

Purchase Link: Amazon

This is book 3 of The Coulter Brothers Cowboy Romance Series. Check out books 1 and 2 also. 

With the Coulter ranch in serious trouble, free-spirited Riley is being forced to grow up and fast. 

When he and Sam have a drunken fling one night, he’s had just about enough of his womanizing ways. He’s tired of always kicking women out of bed and enduring awkward mornings. 

But when Sam gets pregnant, Riley isn’t sure he can handle the responsibility. His reaction almost drives Sam away forever. It’s up to Riley to come through and be the man he’s always meant to be and love the woman he’s always meant to be with.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Romance Book Review: Finding Happy

Author: Zanne Sweeney
Series Connection: Happy Montana
ISBN: 0692341889
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Motorcycle Club Romance
Publisher: author published

Purchase Link: Amazon

Breezy thought she had a great marriage until one shattering moment changed her world entirely. The man she had been married to for 20 years, turned out to be a cheater and suddenly everyone was telling her she should forgive him, even her two daughters. 

Escaping to clear her head, Breezy takes a long driving trip and ends up in Happy, Montana where she rents a cabin in the hills. There she meets the head of a motorcycle club, Tank, and his Game Warden brother, Toby. While Breezy finds friendship and someone to talk to she begins to heal. Soon she is ready to take the next step with Toby, only to quickly an emergency sends her back to New Jersey and her relationship with Toby a mess.

Breezy returns to Happy, Montana with another big change in her life and someone out to harm her. 

This is generally a good read with a really good story line. The author has a good voice, but unfortunately it takes a step back with poor editing, including dozens of type-os and a slip of a name change in the middle of the story. If you aren't one to worry over a few type-os than you might really enjoy this book. It is the beginning of a series, with Toby's brother Tank being the subject of the next book that has just been released this month. 

Twenty three year old Breezy Lockhardt Vinchellie skipped right over the ‘falling in love’ stage of dating, and right into a marriage that she was not prepared for. Like many women, it’s easier to avoid disagreements and just ‘do.’ So that’s what Breezy did, and she did it well. She raised two wonderful children, always putting the needs of her family ahead of her own. It was what was easiest and it was also what was expected. 

Twenty years later has Breezy finally found happiness? Her life is simpler, her job is rewarding, her daughters are enjoying college life, and her husband is more attentive to her than ever before. Life is good; until Breezy discovers a well-kept secret that turns her world upside down. 

Her life is in shambles until two gorgeous, sexy brothers reawaken the passionate and resilient women Breezy once was.

This is the first novel in the Happy, Montana series. I hope you fall in love with all the characters of this small rural town, starting with Toby and Tank O’Brian, brothers who could not be more different, except they may want the same woman. This book has it all: adventure, heartache, hope, angst, love, and sizzling passion.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Romance Book Review: Jeanne Harrell's Rancher's Girl

Author: Jeanne Harrell
Series Connection: Rancher Series
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Publisher: author published

Purchase Link: Amazon

Looking for a new start Lily moves from California's San Francisco region to small town Nevada and takes on a teaching job for special needs children. There she meets Sandy, the father of one of her students. A widower and rancher, Sandy isn't sure he has time to take on a relationship right now. Lily isn't sure a relationship is what she wants either, no matter how handsome Sandy is, but on thing leads to another and the two fall instantly in love. 

Lily's family has a history in the new town she moved to and a long time family secret could come between the two young lovers. 

This was a sweet love story and the characters were definitely likable. The western story line held true, even being a bit old fashioned. This book hold true romance and may not be something those used to reading erotic romance would enjoy. 


When pretty Lily Cable moves to a small town in Nevada to rebuild her life, the last thing on her mind was falling for local rancher Sandy Johnson. Neither was remotely interested in any romance. But they had more in common than they thought: He's a cowboy poet and she loved Jane Austen novels. They might have had a chance when old family secrets are exposed that throw their love in jeopardy.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Romance Book Review: Kathleen Ball's Texas Haven

Author: Kathleen Ball
Series Connection: The Dawson Ranch Series
ISBN: 978-1-61885-297-7
Genre: Western Romance, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Secret Cravings Romance

Purchase Link: Secret Cravings

On an errand to check out a property in a small Texas town for her stepbrother Annie's rental car breaks down on the side of the road and Burke comes to her rescue. Before long the two are hitting off. When Annie learns that Burke is searching for a wife she throws her name into the ring. Burke is incredibly attracted to Annie, but he has had the worst experience with a city girl and knew that Annie wasn't made for ranch life and rejects her. 

Sending her away was for the best, but when he can't stop thinking at Annie, he sends for her asking to marry her. The only problem is not everyone is happy about the two being together and everything falls apart.

While I can't say this is the most original theme, I did like the way the author put it all together and I was able to easily immerse myself into this couple's world and read right through. I loved Annie's transition to make herself into a stronger person, but still keep her ability to help people along the way. Nicely done.  

Everything in Annie Douglas' life has taught her that men can’t be trusted. Although Burke is big, strong, and not seemingly gentle, Annie feels drawn to the handsome Texas cowboy. Upon discovering Burke’s advertisement for a wife, Annie shyly asks if he might consider her.  
Burke Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His first wife was a citified hellcat who stole half of his ranch. Now Burke’s determined to find an honest country girl with no expectations of love.

Misunderstandings, accidents, and treachery leads to Annie leaving shattered and alone. Can their shaking start lead to the possible loving relationship they both desire but neither is sure of?

Kimberly Krey's Cassie's Cowboy Crave: Witness Protection - Rancher Style

Author: Kimberly Krey
Series Connection: Sweet Montana Bride Series
ISBN: 1482710455
Genre: Sweet Romance
Publisher: Candle House Publishing

Purchase Link: Amazon

After serving on a jury that finds a gangster guilty, Cassie is set into witness protection on a ranch that has offered her protection. While there she meets and falls in love with Shane. Unfortunately, Cassie knows her time is limited and she can't possibly be more than a burden.

Shane's family has been taking in people from witness protection programs for years. In fact his two brothers have met their soul mate through the witness protection program. His family is convinced that Cassie is the woman for Shane, but Shane isn't too sure. Just because his brothers got lucky doesn't mean he will. 

I love the original premise to this story, not necessary the witness falls in love, but the idea that the program has no money to send witnesses to, so they take advantage of this underground network. Great idea. Shane and Cassie are perfect for each other. Shane is a great cowboy hero. It isn't necessary to read books one and two to enjoy this book, but you might want to check out books one and two first, or read them after you check out this one. 

Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who'll be posing as her newlywed groom.

Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he's agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family's way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham?

In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss.

In return, Cassie steals his heart.

Yet before they confess their undying love,

a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart.

*Though this novel is considered clean romance, it contains passionate kissing & a few mild curse words.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Romance Book Review: Amelia Rose's Learning To Love

Author: Amelia Rose
Series Connection: Carson Hill Ranch
ISBN: 978-1630227500
Genre: Cowboy Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Speedy Publishing

Purchase Link: Amazon

Running from her past Miranda takes Bernard Carson up on his offer to come out and marry one of his sons after meeting on an Internet dating service. At first when she finds out that her younger sister signed her up on the Cowboy Dating service she thought the idea was crazy, but when an abusive boyfriend goes to far she and her sister get on the next bus to see about the offer. 

Once she gets there she meets Casey, Bernard's oldest son. At first she thinks she made a big mistake, but soon get to know the young man and the two hit it off.

For the most part this isn't a bad cowboy romance. There are a few flaws, but nothing to fatal. I would have liked to have seen more development of characters together as a couple. There are two set conflict scenes that are handled rather quickly. Either would have made a good source of a longer conflict in the story and added to the plot. 

I did like that this story was a sweet romance and there were no overt sex scenes, although that didn't meant there wasn't something left to the readers imagination. An okay start for a long series. I'll give the series a second look and check out the next one in the series. 

This is book 1 in the Carson Hill Ranch Series 

For Miranda, Newark has nothing to offer except a dead-end job, a crummy apartment, and an abusive boyfriend. But when her younger sister signs her up for an online dating website to prove to her the kinds of guys who would be interested in her, she starts an online connection with the perfect guy. He's handsome, he's a real-life cowboy, and...he's in his seventies! 

Miranda steps off the bus to find the man of her dreams waiting for her, only he doesn't know it. His elderly father, concerned that his six sons are isolated on their highly prosperous 800,000-acre ranch signed up one of his oldest boys and did a little matchmaking behind their backs. 

Now Miranda and Casey have a choice to make, but will they be willing to put aside their mistrust and give this a shot, or go their separate ways?

Friday, February 6, 2015

Romance Book Review: Sarah Makela The Witch Who Cried Wolf

Author: Sarah Makela
Series Connection: Cry Wolf
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance 
Publisher: Kissa Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

Right now this book is available Free on Kindle.

Reluctant witch Mia is asked by her friend to whip up a healing potion for a customer. No happy being cornered into making the potion, Mia doesn't really pay close enough attention who she is really making the potion for. 

To make matters worse her brother asks her to pick up his best friend and Mia's secret crush from the airport. To say the least she would rather not pick Ethan up, but can't say no to her brother. 

Meanwhile she has decided she's not sure she wants to be with her current boyfriend, but decides she can break his heart during the holidays, so decides to keep her relationship going through the holidays. 

Not that everything is going so great now, but it just seems to get worse and worse after picking Ethan up from the airport. 

Ethan has been in love and lust with Mia since they were both younger, but being her brother's best friend he can't see things going forward in a relation between the two of them. He isn't exactly thrilled when Mia picks him up from the airport and less thrilled when he and Mia are attacked by a wolf in the airport parking lot. 

Everything is about to change in soldier Ethan's well ordered life. Most importantly thought he needs to keep his hands off Mia, if he can. 

I want to like this book in so many ways, but during the book there are a few unanswered questions. Also, I had no idea it was a serial and that while this ends with an apparent happy ending, it goes on with more stories about Mia and Ethan. I wanted to learn more about Ethan and find out if Mia's brother had any special reason why he sent Mia to the airport to pick up Ethan. It seemed there was more to the story but we never hear it. 

Also it seems part of Mia's story of how she is a real witch, not just a Wicca, but does her family know or not? I may pick up the next book to see if some questions are answered or not. 

Be careful what you wish for… 

A potion gone wrong: Mia Brooks is a reluctant witch, with powers that she tries to hold in check. But when her magic gets mixed up, supernatural forces are unleashed and suddenly she’s being pursued by werewolves—that she didn’t even realize existed… 

Hidden emotions: Ethan Parker, Mia’s brother’s best friend, is home from deployment for the holidays. Mia’s not only hiding from werewolves, she’s trying to keep her feelings for Ethan secret; it would be a disaster if he knew she’s been nursing a long-time crush… 

The power of love: things take a terrifying turn when Mia and Ethan are attacked by a werewolf. Ethan is amazed when Mia reveals her paranormal prowess as she tries to shield them from danger. But can she really protect them from the darkness that lurks? And how can he tell her that, for ages, he’s been denying what he really wants? Mia... 

The Cry Wolf series 
#1 - The Witch Who Cried Wolf (available now) 
#1.5 - Cold Moon Rising (February 2014) 

#2 - The Wolf Who Played with Fire (Spring 2014)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Romance Book Review: TK Lawyer's Nightfall

Author: TK Lawyer

ISBN-13: 978-1910397381
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing LLP

Purchase Link: Amazon

When Tamara takes in a stray dog she becomes very attached and falls instantly in love with her new pet. What she doesn't realize is that the "dog" she calls Nightfall is really not a dog at all but a half wolf-half man. 

Josh has known that Tamara was his mate for a while now, but she wouldn't date him as long as she was counselling his nephew. Now that he has an in with her, Josh is taking it slow to give her a chance to get to know him, but when Tamara finds out that her beloved pet is really a man who claims to be her mate will she be able to accept Josh for who he is?

To be honest for a while into this book I wasn't sure that I liked it. I kept wondering when is this guy going to show her he's a man? Eventually I started to understand the author spent so long trying to show Josh's dedication for Tamara. I really started to like his character more and more, but because a little annoyed that it seemed to take no time for Tamara to fall for Josh as Nightfall, but then months before she would accept him as Josh. 

Even with all that, this is a book that those who like paranormal will enjoy. It was definitely a different approach to this romance sub-genre.  

Tamara’s spicy scent, thrills, seduces, and weakens him like no other. She is his and he wants her. Unfortunately, she is done with men. Tamara has been burned too many times in the past, and she’s not looking for a relationship…ever. But when she finds a stray dog on her doorstep, she decides she wants a relationship with a male, after all—that of pet and pet owner. 

Josh is not a dog, and he has no interest in staying her pet. He has one burning desire—Tamara—in his bed, nightly and permanently. He will stop at nothing to convince Tamara they are better together, and that he needs her, forever. 

Their paths are intertwined and their future is inevitable, but will Tamara allow Josh to love, cherish, and protect her? Or will she say goodbye to the amazing, dedicated man, whose loyalty and sweet promises could shatter her walls completely, and consume her with desire? 

Reader Advisory: This book contains intense, romantic loving, and moments of explosive cravings between an adorable, part sweet/part devilish half-wolf, and his delectable, feisty human mate.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Romance Book Review: Diane Saxon's Short Circuit Time

Author: Diane Saxon
ISBN: 978-1-62916-086-3 
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Publisher: The Hartwood Publishing Group, LLC

Purchase Link: Amazon

As a sixteen year old Zaphira was madly in love with her father's assistant. Finally she decides to make her move, and he rejects her. 

Jump ahead eight year in 2086 and Zaphira hasn't seen another human in at least two years. Years before human life was destroyed by illness and as far as Zaphira knows she may very well be the last person on earth because she is immune to the effects of the illness. Before her father died he told her there were other humans out there and they would find her. 

Until then she is all alone, until one day the love of her life and the man who she thought dead eight years before steps out of a bubbling pond, but he isn't exactly as he was eight years ago.

Eight years ago Aiden was Zaphira's father's assistant, a clumsy geek who couldn't get away for Zaphira fast enough the night she kissed him on the lips. Not because he wasn't attracted to her, far from it, but because she was sixteen and he was twelve years older than her. 

Coming back through the worm hole her father sent him through has left Aiden needing help that only Zaphira can give him. Will she learn to trust him or will she and give them both a second chance at love or will these two lonely souls miss their chance. 

I love the fact that author Diane Saxon is feeling her oats and switching sub-genres again, this time to sci-fi romance, and doing a great job of keeping the romance alive. This short, quick read still features, Diane Saxon characteristic strong female lead, that isn't afraid to show emotion and the not so perfect handsome male lead. 


In the year 2086, Zaphira is alone, the last survivor of biological warfare on Earth. Before he died, her scientist father promised other survivors would come. Nobody has. So when a horribly mangled android shows up claiming to be her father’s assistant, Aiden, who has been sent through time to rescue her, she’s both frightened and astounded.

The last time she’d seen Aiden, she’d been sixteen, head-over-heels in love with him, and had literally thrown herself at him, leaving her devastated by his rejection and him running for the hills. The following day, she’d been told of his death.

Eight years later he’s miraculously back, this time asking for her help. Without it, he won’t survive. But can she really put a dead man back together with tweezers?

For Aiden, everything has changed. There are no other humans, no government, and time travel has left his new android body unexpectedly weak and suffering from inexplicable genetic changes in eye and hair color, brought about by his molecular shake-up. Unbelievably, the scientist who sent him is dead, and he must rely on the scientist’s daughter to help him. A woman who he’s not so sure has his best interests at heart.

The last time he’d seen her, Zaphira had been a sixteen year old with a dangerous crush on him and he’d been rocked by the turmoil of his own feelings. Now she’s twenty-four and literally holds his survival in her hands. Too bad everything he does and says seems to annoy her.
Trusting her might be his undoing. But he is left with no choice.

For Zaphira, getting used to the transformation of old Aiden to android Aiden requires a large mental leap. But when android Aiden starts to rebuild his human form to a new and improved standard, things start to get tricky.

The Aiden she loved as a little girl was her father’s nerdy assistant. The new Aiden is hot. But are her feelings as strong eight years later or are they simply a cherished memory?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's Lorelei

Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Alpha Marked
ISBN: 9781680399981
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Werewolf Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

Book five of the Alpha Marked series finds the second of the Twynham sisters to be found at the gathering. Although the Twynham sisters are related to the Wickham sister, their side of the family does not know anything about their heritage or that werewolves even exist. When Lorelei sudden finds herself zapped from the firing range to the Gathering hotel hallway with nothing but her little pink gun she doesn't have any idea what is going on and has to use her whits to get her through the ordeal.

It isn't until she meets her hunky mates that she first gets an idea of what is happening, but not everyone wants the Lorelei to find her Warden werewolf mates. And what has happened to her youngest sister?

Ever since I first started reading Celia Kyle's stories, I've enjoyed all, but this one gets a few points off. I wanted to see more of the authors usual rumor and free flowing spirit run through the story line, and I felt we didn't really get a chance to get enough detail about all the characters. We learn a lot about Dylan, the strong, not so self assured mate and his past, but what about Zeke, besides being the easygoing wolf. Even what we learn about Lorelei is limited as more story is based on what could have happened to the third sister Paisley.

However, these books must be read in sequence and maybe we will learn more in book six and Paisley's story.

Thirty and single? Well, getcha ass to the Gathering! Wait… what?

Lorelei is a hint over thirty—nobody better ask how much of a hint—and isn’t sure why the hell she’s been magically hauled to the land of werewolves. But she has. Which sucks. At least they stole her while she was at the gun range. Go Pink Pistol of Doom! So, they stole her, she stole a cell phone in return, and all is crazy in her new werewolf-laced world. It gets even crazier when, 1—she discovers her sisters have been kidnapped, too, and 2—werewolves are sexy as all get out. Lorelei is determined to come to her sisters’ rescue and well, see what Dylan and Zeke have to offer.

Dylan and Zeke can’t believe they’ve found their mate. Even though word was passed around that Wardens can have mates, they never thought they’d find theirs. And yet, here she is. Lorelei—gorgeous, lush, and curved in all the right places—calls to their magic and heats up their wolves. They want to lick her from head to toe… together. And they will, once they get that little gun out of her hands. Hell, maybe she could keep it. She is sexy even when she threatens their lives.

They found her and now they’re gonna mate her… as soon as they take care of the powerful five families threatening to take Lorelei from them. Blood may be involved. Sucks to be those guys.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Romance Book Review: Amira Rain's Mated To The Dragon Of Manhattan

Author: Amira Rain
ISBN-13: 978-1503230934
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter, Dragon Shifter Romance
Publisher: Amira Rain

Purchase Link: Amazon

One second Brette is heading into the bank vault at work and the next she finds herself in a plush lobby with security guards placing a gun to his head. Learning what happens to her is out of this world. 

Falling into a parallel world Brette learns that in another dimension Manhattan is run by a dragon shifters lord, a very sexy lord. 

Immediately Brette realizes that Lord Truman Stone is someone she could easily fall in love with. 

From the start Truman knows that Brette is innocent, but for the safety of his people he has to follow the rules. After spending some time together both Brette and Truman begin to have feelings for each other, but not everything is smooth sailing for the couple. 

A little long winded on dialog, but this story has some good lovin' and a lot of action with handsome shifter dragons and damsels working to become brave companions. 

"A Unique Spin On Dragon Shifter Romance Stories.." 

Curvy bank teller Brette Morgan has lived in New York City most of her life and she thinks she has seen it all. 

That is until one day she stumbles upon something she shouldn't have and she finds herself kidnapped and handed over to Lord Truman Stone, a devilishly handsome dragon shifter. 

He claims there is a whole different side to New York City that she does not know about and that it is he who truly rules Manhattan. However, now that she has discovered he exists he suggests he has no choice but to kill her. 

That is, unless she can prove she is worthy of being his mate... 

Read the whole thing by scrolling back up and clicking BUY NOW! 

Disclaimer: This is a COMPLETE paranormal dragon shifter romance novel No cliffhangers! Also, contains scenes of a sexual nature. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's Sassy Mates Series

Sassy Mates Series
Milly Taiden

Meet the Wolfe brothers. The brother's mother Barbara is ready to become a grandmother, but her sons are taking their time getting mated and having children. The Wolfe's are shifter wolves and brothers Aric, Nathan, Jake and Mason all have known their mates for years, but have waited for the ladies to be ready to take on who they are. 

On the night of one of the pack's scenting ceremony Barbara and her daughter Ellie get the girls to the ceremony and then let nature take its course. When the brothers find their mates in the woods, anything can happen.

Scent of a Mate
ISBN-13: 978-1492771197

Purchase Link: Amazon

In the first story, Aric has known his mate Jordan for years and knew that she needed to grow and become her own woman before taking her for his mate. Now is his chance to convince Jordan their time is right. 

Young school teacher Jordan has had a mad crush on Aric, her best friend's older brother for years, but he's way out of her league, or so she thinks until Aric starts to pursue her. Jordan hasn't had much luck with love or commitment. Her own parents took off on her when she was young. Since Aric is interested she take him on for as long as she can. 

Jordan and Aric 

An alpha looking to claim his curvy, sassy mate is about to learn it's not as simple as a bite. 

Mission: Scent a Mate
Jordan Alvarez knew that a promise to her best friend involved staking out the local wolf pack’s scenting ceremony and recording the graphic details, but she was the writer and the only one with the balls to finish the task. No one would know that four human women had sneaked proof of their rituals, or at least, that was the plan until Aric Wolfe showed up. 

Mission: Stake a Claim
Aric Wolfe knew his baby sister was up to something, and expected her best friend, Jordan, to be in on the chaos. He finally had an opportunity to lay claim to a mate that had been under his nose for years. Jordan’s scent called to both the man and the animal, and he was done fighting the call of the beast. It was time to mark his mate. 

Mission: Survive an Alpha
When a good intention creates a problem for the Wolfe family, Jordan finds herself being stalked by a woman intent on claiming Aric as her own. Battle lines will be drawn, love will be put to the test, and Aric will have to fight Jordan’s strong personality to keep her alive. Two alpha hearts seeking control will either find the balance or risk losing their love forever. 

Mature reader warning: Adult content including but not limited to: Violence and raw sexual language and actions.

A Mate's Bite
ISBN-13: 978-1494841591

Purchase Link: Amazon

On the night of the scenting ceremony Karla runs into her crush Nate in the woods. After a role around the woods things get busy. It isn't that Nate wants to ignore his mate but with the problems in a neighboring pack and the attacks on Jordan, his brother's mate. 

Karla doesn't know whether to trust Nate or not. Her parents were not great role models in relationships. Her mother clung to her father, who really wanted nothing to do with her or their children. So when Nate doesn't follow through after their night in the woods, she doesn't want to be clingy. Little does she know that Nate wouldn't mind her sticking to him like glue. 

Sassy Mates Series Book 2

Mission: Don't fall in love 

After an explosive night of passion during a scenting ceremony, Karla Alves is sure she was just a one night stand for the man she'd been crushing on for years. She teased him and pleased him, and Nate hasn't been around since. Her fear of becoming clingy kept her from risking her heart and asking for more than a few hours of skin sin. 

Mission: Crack her walls 

She. Is. His. Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he'll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing. 

Mission: Embrace the bite 

With Karla's wayward sister wreaking havoc and friends needing more of his time than ever, Nate will have to rearrange his priorities if he ever hopes to earn Karla's trust. But will time with her be enough? Only true love and a wolf's promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite, a scenting, and a hope for tomorrow.

Unexpectedly Mated
ISBN-13: 978-1499371307

Purchase Link: Amazon

Jake Wolfe own a strip club and has a fan club, he's a smooth talker and flirts continuously with Nicole. She thinks he's great for some fun, but can she really trust him with her heart. Why should she, she couldn't be what he wants. 

Jake has waited a long time to get Nic as his mate, but Nic just isn't ready to trust him yet. 

A trip to Vegas with her girlfriends turns into something so much more for Jake and Nic, but although Nic knows she cares for Jake, how can she tell if she really loves him when she doesn't know what love is. 

After years of lusting over Jake Wolfe, Nicole finally got a taste of the dirty-talking bad boy. During the scenting ceremony, he showed her how explosive things can be between them. But Nicole doesn’t do love. She doesn’t even know what love is. So how can she know if a relationship with Jake would be the right path to take? 

Jake Wolfe wants Nic more than his next breath. She’s curvy, mouthy and so hot his blood boils just thinking of her. But Nic’s been keeping him at a distance. And Jake is tired of her games. One fateful trip to Sin City and all bets are off. After a fun night of drinking, Nic wakes up married to Jake and with a second shifter wanting her for himself. She'll have to finally face the feelings she has or shut them out forever.

Their newly formed bond will either allow her to open her heart to love or leave Jake without a mate to call his own.

A Sassy Wedding

Purchase Link: Amazon

Sassy Mates Series 3.7 

In this short from the Sassy Mates series, Aric and Jordan are still in Vegas with their friends. Jordan can't stand all the stress in planning her wedding and would love to just get the whole wedding over with their in Vegas and move on to just being married to the man she loves. 

Aric knows just how to take care of his mate and he has a real surprise for her. 

An Alpha and his BBW finally get their walk down the aisle... 

Attention, this is NOT a standalone nor is it a FULL length book. This is a SHORT, meant to be read once Books 1-3 have been read. This short follows the story line from previous books. 

Time to revisit Jordan and Aric. 

With everyone in Vegas for a girl's week, Jordan's stress level goes through the roof with wedding plans, until Aric decides to take matters into his own hands. 

Read about what he does to help Jordan with the wedding. And then, see what happens when Jordan comes face to face with her past. 

Warning: If you don't like sex of any kind, this is probably not the book for you. Intended for 18+ readers only.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Romance Book Review: Riley Murphy's A Perfect Holiday

Author: Riley Murphy
ISBN: 978-1493585946
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Publisher: Riley Murphy

Purchase Link: Amazon

Sidney has always worked to be the good girl her rich parents expect. Just once she'd like to be the bad girl. She gets the chance when she gets the opportunity to spend some quality time with her sexy neighbor.

Forced to take some R&R for a weekend, Riker finds the perfect distraction and a chance to spend time with his cute neighbor Sidney, but soon it turns into more.

Can Sidney move away from being the perfect daughter to spend the perfect holiday and the perfect future with Riker?

Cute holiday story about well developed characters and a hot sexy romance.

What do you get when a good girl looking to bad is left alone at Christmas with a jaded bad boy looking to be good? A Perfect holiday. 

It’s not a matter of what could go wrong when a kindergarten teacher who’s tired of living vicariously through her porn collection is virtually stranded for the weekend with Mr. Sex-on-a-stick. It’s more a question of what could go right. 

Sidney Capp is tired of denying her natural desires to be the quintessential good girl her parents expect her to be. So when the holidays arrive, and she’s free of her folks breathing down her neck for the weekend? She’s drunk with power. Probably why when the opportunity to be a little bad presents itself, she doesn’t hesitate, but dives all over him. 

Riker Mitchell thinks being forced into some much needed R&R for a few days is going to kill him until he inadvertently discovers his sexy but shy neighbor is secretly into watching porn on the weekends. Apparently, he isn’t the only one with erotic ideas on the brain. Little does he know, the hottie in two B is determined to turn her sizzling dreams into a sensual reality. On a regular day, with a regular girl, he would have been the first to sign up, but with this little innocent? No matter how tempting it might be, he’s not going to take advantage of her…unless she can persuade him to do the wrong thing.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Romance Book Review: Hazel Gower's Winning Her Love

Author: Hazel Gower
Series Connection: Douglas Family (First book)
ISBN: 9781940744575
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press

Purchase Link: Beachwalk

Rugby player Chad Douglas has had a thing for Lana Cage since she was too young for him to even consider. When she turned 18 the two had a night that he couldn't forget, but the next morning Lana disappeared and moved to England to live with her mother. Gone for three years Lana comes home with a baby girl, but Chad isn't deterred, he has waited for her to come home and now that she's here nothing is going to stop him. 

Lana brings her baby girl home to Australia to live after spending the past several years living in England with her family. Her daughter has started asking who her daddy is, but Lana can't remember. She knows that the child was conceived at a part at her best friend's brother's housewarming party a week before she left for England. So embarrassed by her behavior that night she has avoided seeing Chad and his sister since she left, but now she can't avoid it any longer. 

On the cusp of a new budding relationship the mystery to Lana's baby's father is revealed and to every one's surprise. Can they all live with the revelation?

This is the first non-paranormal book by Hazel Gower that I've read and she doesn't disappoint. Despite the celebrity rugby player and the woman who can't remember after drinking too much the characters are interesting and real. The little girl plays for some good comic relief. 

It looks like this will be a start of a new series although the author doesn't series connect this story on the cover.  

Can love survive when surprises are revealed? 

Chad Douglas has been in love with his younger sister's best friend for years, but he's kept his distance—their age difference, his rising rugby career, and uncertainty standing in his way. However, a drunken night together allows Chad to believe that maybe there is a chance, only for everything to come crumbling down when he wakes to find Lana gone. 

After living in England for the past three years, Lana Cage moves back home to Australia. The night before she left Australia for England is a blank memory, but on her arrival home, the consequences end up being a surprise for both her and Chad. 

Desperate for another chance at love, can Chad and Lana have their happily ever after once the surprise is revealed? Or will trust be lost and their lives forever changed? 

Content Warning: this book contains one tough rugby player who knows exactly what he wants and is determined to get it.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Romance Book Review: P. Jameson's A Mate's Wish

Author: P. Jameson
ASIN: B00R5219XI
Genre: Holiday Romance, Paranomal, Shifter Romance, Werecat Romance
Publisher: Author

Purchase Link: Amazon

Okay so Christmas has come and gone this year, but it is never too late to enjoy a little bit of seasonal romance and since this book doesn't so much center on Christmas as it does the couple go right ahead and indulge.

Bethany takes on a season job at a holiday vacation spot only to find that the boy her family once fostered works at the same lodge as a handyman. When Bethany was 12 she fell in love with Renner, but he had been mean and tortured her on many occasions. She had no idea that Renner had secrets and was doing what he thought was best for her. 

Now all grown up, Bethany is not longer the same tender hearted 12 year old, as a matter of fact she looks nothing like her old self and although Renner is more than interested he has no idea she is the young girl he left behind fifteen years earlier. 

Bethany however know that the boy she once loved is Renner and is on the one hand upset he doesn't know her and grateful for the chance to keep her heart in tact. So she stays far away for Renner in hopes he doesn't recognize her. But that doesn't last for long when they do finally get together and Bethany's secret is out everything changes for both of them. Worse yet is that Renner has been keeping a big secret from Bethany and that secret could keep them from their own happy ever after. 

For a nice quick holiday romance this is a good read. It is set as a stand alone book, but may be the author will decide to move this into a series using members of the secondary cast as leads. 

Christmastime at Lake Haven Lodge is the stuff of legends. Tucked away in a crook of the Ouachita Mountains, visitors come to relax and unwind for the holidays. What they don’t know is that it’s run by a clan of virile mountain cats. 

Handyman, Renner Blackfoot, is bored with his existence. Filling his bed with random females for his panther’s pleasure isn’t enough anymore. When the lodge hires an extra masseuse to help with the busy holiday season, he finds himself pulled in by her sensuality and wishing he was anything but a shifter. Because the cats have a code: No life mates. No exceptions. Break the code and you’re on your own. 

Bethany Robertson has a secret: she knows the handyman and she wants to steer clear of him at all costs. Luckily, she’s changed enough since they were kids that he has no clue she’s the girl who used to comfort him when he cried at night. The girl he tormented in return. She just needs to get through the holidays without Renner recognizing her and then she’ll be on her way. When her secret is revealed after a chance encounter, she wonders if maybe their history wasn’t what she thought it was. And if maybe they have a future. 

***Contains adult language and explicit sex scenes. Intended for mature audiences only. 

***A stand-alone holiday shifter romance

Saturday, December 20, 2014

ABCs of Christmas Romance..."M"

Title: Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel
Author: Debbie Macomber
ISBN-13: 978-0553391152
Genre: Holiday Romance
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Purchase Link: Amazon

Beloved author Debbie Macomber celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in this heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home—coming soon as a Hallmark Channel original movie!

Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track—and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store.

After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn’t plan to do is run into Erich Simmons.

Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they’re suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble.

Perhaps it’s the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought—and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they’ll never forget.

ABCs of Christmas Romance ... "L"

Title: Love and Mistletoe
Author: Zara Keane
Series Connection: The Ballybeg Series
ISBN-13: 978-3906245119
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Publisher: Beaverstone Press LLC

Purchase Line: Amazon

Kissed by Christmas, True Love by New Year...

Policeman Brian Glenn wants a promotion. Studying for a degree in criminology is the first step. When a member of Ballybeg's most notorious family struts into his forensic psychology class, his hopes for a peaceful semester vanish. Sharon MacCarthy is the last woman he should get involved with, however hot and bothered she makes him get under his police uniform. Can he survive the semester without succumbing to her charms? 

Sharon's had a rough few months. She knows her future job prospects depend on her finally finishing her degree. When she's paired with her secret crush for the semester project, she sees a chance for happiness. Can she persuade Brian that there's more to her than sequins, high heels, and a rap sheet?

ABCs of Christmas Romance..."K"

Title: Kisses, She Wrote: A Christmas Romance
Author: Katharine Ashe
Series Connection: The Prince Catchers
ISBN-13: 978-0062229908
Genre: Historical Romance, Holiday Romance
Publisher: Avon Impluse

Purchase Link: Amazon

Christmas in town has never been so steamy . . .

Handsome as sin and scandalously rakish, Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, is every young lady's wickedest dream. Shy wallflower Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire knows this better than anyone, because her dreams are full of the breathtaking earl's kisses. And not only her dreams—her diary, too.

But when Cam discovers the maiden's not-so-maidenly diary, will her wildest Christmas wishes be fulfilled in its pages . . . or in his arms?

ABCs of Christmas Romance..."J"

Title: Just Like Christmas
Author: Jennifer Conner, Sarah Vance-Tompkins, Carol Ritten-Smith, Samna Ghani
Genre: Holiday Anthology
Publisher: Books to Go Now

Purchase Link: Amazon

The Christmas Horse - Jennifer Conner 
Laura left Jon for New York five years earlier to become a dancer. Jon told himself he was over Laura and he definitely no longer loved her. 
When Laura’s horse is spooked by a siren, he falls in the neighbor’s pool and Jon saves him.  
How far will this matchmaking Christmas horse have to go to bring Jon and Laura back together? 

Celebrate Me Home - Sarah Vance-Tompkins 
When career-focused Shelby Martin returns to her small hometown in northern Michigan to take care of her mother, she is counting the days until she returns to New York City in time to celebrate Christmas...until she finds steamy comfort in the arms of her former high school crush, Ethan Bardenhagen. The former NHL bad boy is more than willing to keep Shelby hot on cold winter nights, but he's made it clear there's no strings attached. 
Shelby can't forget Ethan broke her heart when she was a teenager, but the longer she spends enjoying the passion she finds in his arms, the more she knows she's fallen crazy in love. Ethan has already found his way home, but with Christmas just around the corner, will Shelby find true love or is this just a hot holiday fling? 

Christmas Charisma - Carol Ritten-Smith 
Several months after the death of her husband, Joanna Hollister and her son return to her hometown to restart their lives. But with Christmas drawing near, her immediate goal is to get through the holiday season with as little heartache as possible.  
Then she meets single-father, Luke Klausen. Luke helps her settle into the community. She finds him charming, and everything points to a positive future with him. He’s a good man. Their boys get along. Her parents think Luke’s perfect for her. And she knows he loves her.  

As tempting as it might be to allow their relationship to bloom at Christmastime, Joanna holds back. She feels disloyal to her deceased husband. Or is she merely afraid of loving another man and perhaps losing him too? 

'Tis but a Dream - Samna Ghani 
When ambitious and talented Snow Donovan finds the job of her dreams, she thinks she has finally found her fairy-tale ending. The right job, the ultimate home and financial security.  

However, a hostile supervisor is all set to shatter her aspirations. Snow is unprepared for not only the hostility but also the irresistible attraction she feels for Richard Wilder, a dynamic and successful business-man who is committed to protect her at all cost. Will Snow be able to control her attraction to him and keep things professional or will she finally give in and find her true “happily ever after?” 

ABCs of Christmas Romance..."I"

Title: It Happened at Christmas
Author: Debbie Mason
Source ISBN: 1455527718
Genre: Holiday Romance
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Purchase Link: Amazon

"Christmas, Colorado, will get you in the spirit for love all year long." --- Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

Love is the best Christmas gift of all.
Free-spirited activist Skylar Davis is out of money and out of options. After using up her trust fund trying to save the world, she hides out in Christmas, hoping the kindness of friends will help her forget the reckless actions of her past. All goes well . . . until she comes face-to-face with one of her mistakes: the town's gorgeous young mayor.

Ethan O'Connor likes his life drama-free and predictable now that he's about to make the move from small-town politics to the Colorado State Senate. Then Skye blows back into town, as impulsive and passionate as he remembers. If word ever got out about their night together-the night he's never been able to forget-the scandal could cripple his career. Yet as he starts his campaign, Ethan finds that, like the town of Christmas itself, he can't get Skye out of his head . . . or his heart.

ABCs of Christmas Romance... "H"

Author: Mary Connealy, Audra Harders, Ruth Logan Herne, Sandra Leesmith, Tina Radcliffe, Missy Tippens
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Publisher: Amazon

Purchase Link: Amazon

Six heart-warming romances from award-winning, best-selling and multi-published authors will make you smile your way through the holiday season... and beyond! In today's busy, commercial world these sweet stories remind us of the true spirit of Christmas: faith, hope and love... and the greatest of these is love! Six happy reads at one low price! Merry Christmas! 

"Hope for Christmas" by Mary Connealy 

Kelsey is alone, lost, pregnant, stuck in a blizzard and surrounded by wolves. 
And then things get worse. Tanner Harden finds her but with trouble coming and a baby at risk, can they stay alive long enough to fall in love? 

“Her Christmas Cowboy” by Audra Harders 

Can a single mother looking for forgiveness, and a reclusive cowboy convinced he’s beyond redemption, find hope and love in a simple Christmas pageant? 

"Longing for a Miracle" by Ruth Logan Herne 

Christmas dimmed when an automobile accident claimed Tasha Sorkos’s little girl… could saving Rafe Karralis’s sick daughter bring the light of faith, hope and love back into her eyes? 

"A Heart Full of Hope" by Sandra Leesmith 

Elena Delgado loves her father’s new business partner, Stephen Edwards. As they work together to find funding for the project that will bring jobs and hope to their small community in time for Christmas, will Stephen notice her? Or is he still in love with the fiancée who left him? 

“I’ll be Home for Christmas” by Tina Radcliffe 

Dr. Matthew Christopher doesn't believe in happily ever after. Can wedding planner Patience McCord melt the heart of the last bachelor in time for Christmas? 

"One Perfect Gift" by Missy Tippens 

In this sweet Cinderella story with a country music twist, a homeless single mother with a secret may get more than she expected for Christmas, including hope, love and home, sweet home.

ABCs of Romance "G"

Author: Karen Hall
Genre: Holiday Romance
Publisher: Books to Go Now

Purchase Link: Amazon

Popular bachelor Robert “Bob” Barnwell is in no hurry to get married. Between running Barnwell’s, his family’s candy company while his uncle is on his honeymoon, and his round of social engagements, who has time to fall in love, especially when Barnwell’s is competition with Hanover’s, his chief rival for a coveted cash prize. When pretty saleswoman Laura Stern convinces him to buy a typewriter, Bob hires her as a temporary secretary and finds himself unexpectedly attracted to her. But then calamity strikes the factory and it looks as if the woman of Bob’s dream might be his worst Christmas nightmare come true. 

Laura Stern love the independence her work being a sales clerk and a volunteer teacher gives her. Give that up for a husband? No, thank you! Calling on England’s biggest candy company to demonstrate a typewriter is just part of her job. But when Robert Barnwell hires her to work the few weeks before Christmas, and they later wind up in the same community choir, her heart begins to take on a mind of its own. And just when it looks like Cupid is about to strike, an old nemesis makes its own mark, threatening not only Laura’s reputation but her newfound love as well. 

ABCs of Christmas Romance "F"

Author: Mary Campisi
Series Connection: Truth in Lies
ISBN: 978-1942158011
Genre: Holiday series romance
Publisher: Mary Campisi

Purchase Link: Amazon

It's time to head back to Magdalena in this holiday novella...

The town is preparing to celebrate the holidays when a snowstorm hits and threatens to ruin the festivities. But that's not the only threat blowing into town...Pop's son is here from California to enjoy Christmas with his father, but when he leaves, he's taking Pop with him...or is he? Will the town give up the Godfather of Magdalena, or will they show Pop's son that when we open our hearts, anything is possible...even second chances?

NEW FEATURE: Magdalena's growing! People are getting married, having babies, and moving back to town, so I've decided to include a list of characters and their backgrounds--some new faces, some from previous books. You'll find Who's Who in A Family Affair: Fall located right after the dedication.

Bonus Material: If you enjoyed the small-town sense of community and caring in A Family Affair (Truth in Lies Series), you'll experience that same coziness in Simple Riches. There's heartache, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, all wrapped up and waiting for you. Included in this e-book is the first chapter of Simple Riches, That Second Chance, Book Three. I plan to introduce Simple Riches' "Bad Boy," Michael Androvich and "Good Girl," Elise Pentani to Magdalena, New York in A Family Affair: Winter.

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's Curves 'Em Right

Author: Milly Taiden
Series Connection: Paranormal Dating Agency
ISBN: 978-1503175129
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, BBW Romance
Publisher: Latin Goddess Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

Dani is looking has given up looking for the perfect boyfriend until her friend introduces her to Mrs. Gerri Wilder of the Paranormal Dating Agency. Gerri is sure she can help an adventurous girl like Danny find the man she's been looking for, maybe even two men who really need Dani to complete them.

Alpha Kane and his Beta Blake have been looking for the right woman to complete their triad. Kane's mother has decided it is time to intervene and introduces the men to Gerri Wilder and the PDA. Thinking there is no way she is going to find them, what the two have been looking forever for Blake and Kane agree to give it a try.

Dani is surprised when she meets the men that Gerri wants her to meet is her brother's good friends Kane and Blake. Kane and Blake can't believe that the woman that Gerri wanted them to meet is Dani, someone they've wanted for a long time, but promised her brother they would never date. Once the three meet the chemistry is definitely there, but there is still a lot to work out for them to have a future together.

The is book can be read alone from the series. It definitely scores high on the hot, hot, hot meter, however it may have a tad too much sex for me. I liked the idea that the wolves thought they needed to spend some time with Dani so that she didn't think their relationship was all about sex, however they never seemed to get around all the sexy time together.

A BBW in search of love + two sexy wolf shifters ready to claim her as their mate = Sizzling Ménage Romance

Daniella Flores is looking for a good man. A man who will accept her as she is and go crazy for her curves. So far she’s had no luck in the romance department and is worried she might never find the right one. When Mrs. Wilder of the PDA offers to help, Dani is all for trying anything. Mrs. Wilder promises to find her love, romance and hot sex. What woman in her right mind would say no to that?

Kane and Blake have been searching for a mate to complete their Alpha triad. There’s just one problem: they’ve yet to find a woman they both want. 

Not to worry, Kane’s mother comes to the rescue and brings in the PDA. Unfortunately for them, Mrs. Wilder has something up her sleeve and it’s not a bra. When they meet their mysterious date, they know she’s the woman they need.

A masquerade ball brings Dani and the shifters together. The two men who are really good friends with Dani’s overprotective older brother. She’ll get one chance to finally live the fantasy night she’s always wanted with the wild wolves. Besides, it’s not like they could really want her for a mate. It will take some maneuvering for Kane and Blake to keep Dani, not lose their friend and their pack, and prove her curves are the only ones they want.

Note: This book can be read as standalone.

Reader Warning: This book contains panty-melting sex (the kind that makes you need fudge and a cold shower), adult language (we like some freaky dirty talk), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with two men on one curvy sarcastic girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Romance Book Review: GA Aiken's Light My Fire

Author: GA Aiken
Series Connection: Dragon Kin
ISBN-13: 978-1420131598
Genre: Fantasy, Shifter Romance, Dragon
Publisher: Zebra Books

Purchase Link: Amazon

In number eight in the Dragon Kin series, readers are brought back to human Queen Annwyl domain and time. 

Elina, Daughter of the Steppes has been sent by her people to kill the Queen of Dragons, Rhiannon. This is a task that Elina knows will lead to her death, but she is a woman of honor and tries her best. When she fails her mission she is put in jail. 

As the captain of the Queen's guard it is Celyn's job to follow Queen Rhiannon's orders. So rather than kill a would be assassin he puts the young human in a safe place and then forgets about her, until the queen asks Celyn to bring the human to him, now if he can just remember who the Queen is talking about. 

A member of the fierce Cadwaladr clan, Celyn hasn't really been considered a warrior. The Queen nick named him "Celyn the Charming". So when he has a chance to prove to his family that he can take on a tough task for his Queen to prove that he can live up to the family name. 

When Celyn escorts Elina back to her homeland to work on an alliance between their two people as they battle a common enemy. But it isn't going to be an easy home coming for Elina, as the Queen has once mentioned, Elina was set on a mission she was sure to die trying and her leader was not happy to see her alive. 

In the meantime a new enemy is found that wishes to rid the world of the human Queen Annwly's and dragon prince Fearghus' children, as well as the other human/dragon children. 

As one of my favorite authors, GA Aiken/Shelly Laurenston never fails to entertain. This book is just the right amount of humor, gore and romance—a recipe for success for any book in this series. 

The trouble with humans is that they’re far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months–and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I’m trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!

But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.

Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I’m sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?