Sunday, March 29, 2015

Romance Book Review: CA Harms' Loving Colt

Author: CA Harms
Series Connection: Southern Boys
ISBN: 978-1507738788
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Purchase Link: Amazon

Alexis is running from an ex-boyfriend who had been abusing her. On the last of her money, she hopes to make it home to Florida with her little girl Maddie before she runs out. Seeing mother and daughter together in his hometown diner, Colt decides to play good Samaritan and tells the waitress that he will pay for their dinner as he leaves the diner without saying a word.

Spending the night in a local motel, Alexis takes Maddie to breakfast at the same diner and runs into Colt and his mother Ann. The speak only for a minute before Colt and mom leave the restaurant. Before leaving town Alexis bumps into Maria, Colts sister and without knowing the connection. When Maria sees Alexis needs help she sends the mother and daughter to her own mother's house, who is delighted to help the young woman she met earlier in the day.

So starts the relationship between Colt and Alexis. There is an instant attraction between the two, but is this the right time for Alexis to start a new relationship? Can she trust that Colt won't hurt her or her little girl?

Colt never thought he would want to be in a relationship, but everything goes out the window where he meets these two.

These books get increasingly better as the story goes along. I'm not sure, but am wondering if there will be more to the series. Colt is a warm-hearted guy who loses his heart to Alexis and Maddie. Alexis shows a lot of strength to pick up and drive across country to get away from the abusive boyfriend and to even think about taking a chance on someone new.


Description:
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. 

Alexis and Colt never planned on crossing paths. 

Alexis and her three year old daughter were running from their past and Colt was looking for his future. 

Neither planning to find salvation in one another. 

One night changed it all… 

And they had no hope of ever being the same again. 

Finding a way to make things work, when it feels like everything is against them, is something they will have to work hard to overcome. 

Will Colt be strong enough to handle Alexis' past? 


Or will it be too much?

Romance Book Review: CA Harms' Finding Gavin

Author: CA Harms
Series Connection: Southern Boys
ISBN: 978-1503009752
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Purchase Link: Amazon

This is the second in the CA Harms Southern Boys series. Finding Gavin tells the story of Maria and Gavin. A lot of the before story of Maria and Gavin was told in the first book in the series Forgiving Reed. Gavin comes to work for Kori's parents. On the night that Kori's son Rhett become very ill, Gavin comes to drive Kori, Rhett and Maria to the hospital. He stays with the girls until word comes back on the baby's health.

Maria falls hard for Gavin, but Gavin is just getting over his wife betrayal and isn't interested in becoming involved in another relationship. Over the course of the next year, the two see each other, however Gavin is also dating someone else. This leaves Maria heartbroken, but what can she do, she's in love.

Maria has a hard past. As a child her father leaves her and her mother. Her older brothers follow their father leaving Maria feeling like she is unlovable to males in general. Her mother is wonderful, as well as the love of her best friend Kori. She grows into a strong woman, but she feels she has lost everything when she can't get Gavin to commit to her.

Gavin is fighting with his ex-wife for a divorce. He hasn't told Maria the whole story of what has been going on in his life. Now that he has found the truth and his divorce in finally going through, he is ready to commit to Maria.

Now he has to work to get her back. Can the two finally find their HEA?

I am starting to understand why this series was recommended to me from one of my Facebook friends. This second book was put together better than the first. I think Gavin had every right to be going through a hard time with his wife's betrayal and needed time to heal. Maria was a little out of character in some spots, but she did go through some of her own hard times, so it was acceptable. Looking forward to reading Colt's story next.

Description:
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Gavin was a broken hearted cowboy from Savannah...

The one she fell for even though he tried to warn her away.

Maria's entire life had been one rejection after another, always going after things that were just out of reach.

Gavin was no exception.

She wanted him, so desperately...

But life had a way of making things unattainable, at least for her anyway.

Just when things began to change, once again the darkness glooms, and Maria finds that her happy ending is again...


Unreachable.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Romance Book Review: CA Harms' Forgiving Reed

Author: CA Harms
Series Connection: Southern Boys
ISBN: 978-1502392992
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

Purchase Link: Amazon


Kori had two great loves in young life. Reed, who was her high school sweetheart who she caught having an sex with someone else, and Blake, the father of her son who died in a car accident. After losing Blake, Kori moves back home to Georgia to her parents' farm. She meets old friends including Reed, who wants to make amends and be her friend. 

After some time has passes and Reed works his way back into Kori's heart the two find their HEA. 

This series was suggested to me by a Facebook friend who really liked it. This first installment isn't a bad start. It seemed to run a bit slow moving, but you have to understand that Kori is running through emotional turmoil in her life. She has to get over he last love to go back to her first. While I get that, there were some good chances to make this book a little more interesting.

Without telling any plots I saw at least two occurrences in the book where a developing storyline could have changed the course of this book to make it stand out, but for some reason the author decided not to move the story in that direction and then never wound up explaining where she was headed. They seemed to serve no real purpose in the story. Maybe they will be picked up in future stories, I hope so. I just wanted to explain why I gave this book such a low rating. 

Description:
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. 

Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void…

The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett.

She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home.

Except there was one problem.

Home was where Reed would be…

The man who once held her heart, then shattered it into a million pieces.

Grieving the loss of Rhetts dad, and learning to forgive those who have betrayed her, Kori was battling it all.

But will she ever have the strength to forgive Reed?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Romance Book Review: Juliana Stone's Tucker

Author: Juliana Stone
Series Connection: The Family Simon
ISBN:  978-1495477904
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Juliana Stone

Purchase Link: Amazon

Three years ago a tragedy turned Simon's perfect world upside down. Over the past year he's been finding peace with too many different women in his bed and the friendship of bartender Abby Mathews. When his mother insists he bring a date to his cousin's wedding he invites his current bed partner, but at the last minute she ditches him for a weekend spa trip.

Know he can't go alone he asks Abby to come along. There is one big rule though...he can't sleep with her.

Abby has been in love with Tucker since the day he walked into her bar, but she know that for him she's strictly in the friend category. She isn't ready to lose that, but when she tells him what she thinks of his behavior with other women, he surprises her by inviting her to a family weekend wedding.

Is this Abby's chance to help Tucker move on with his life and find the love she can give him, or will they ruin their friendship forever?

Tucker is the first in a series about a well-to-do family complete with movie stars, politicians and a mother who is out to see her family happy and loved.

Tucker's life is a mess and the chance for a HEA in this story seems hard in coming in this book. That's just the way I like it, if it were too easy it would be boring. The plot was predictable, but I like the way the author resolved everything at the end. Abby was a surprise, a little sassy, but not as strong as you would suspect. She knew what she wanted, she needed a little push to get her there.

This series is a cast off to another of the author's series, The Barker Triplets, where Tucker's brother Beau (the movie star) is introduced. Beau and his girlfriend Betty Jo Barker are regulars throughout the book.

Description:
When all hope is gone, can love still will find a way? 

Tucker Simon has given up on love. After a tragedy, it’s just not in the cards for him, and he wishes his family would get off his back. He’s fine—or at least he thought he was--until a family wedding forces him to address a few things, namely his date, Abby Mathews. She's been put in the ‘friend’ category, mostly because she deserves so much more than what he can give. But the more time that he spends with her, Tucker begins to think that maybe there is a chance for love after all... 


Abby Mathews has been in love with Tucker Simon since he walked into her family’s bar nearly a year ago. But he’s got baggage and heartache a plenty. His one-night-stands isn’t going to lessen that no matter what he thinks. Tucker needs a friend, but Abby wants to give him more, and as they navigate their way through a weekend in Florida, their attraction can’t be ignored. Abby has to make a choice. Does she cherish their friendship and take what she can get? Or does she go after what she really wants, which is Tucker’s heart…

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Romance Book Review: Georgette St. Clair's Hard to Bear


Author: Georgette St. Clair
Series Connection: Blue Moon Junction
ISBN: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Werebear Romance, Werewolf Romance
Publisher: Georgette St. Clair

Purchase Link: Amazon

Taking a job at a small newspaper, in her sister's new home town, half werewolf-half witch Coral Colby learns of the disappearance of a human and two shifters. There seems to be nothing in common between those missing and the police don't seem at all worried about the disappearances. Coral knows there is a story here she just has to dig a little deeper and see what she can find. 

At the same time she is trying to land a interview with local businessman, Flint McCoy and his plans to grow his family's business, but Flint doesn't seem to be interested in an interview. Now isn't that strange one would think that a businessman who was trying to grow his business would want as much free publicity as he could get. Something is going on in this small town and Coral is going to find out what it is?

After reading a couple of others in this series, a little out of order, I thought I'd catch up and check out other books by Georgette St. Clair and Blue Moon Junction. All the books seem to have different plots going on. This one had a fairly good plot, but wished it would have been more drawn out. This plot could have gone on through all the books in the series and connected the stories together better. Otherwise a quick read with a sweet story.

Description:
Humans and shifters alike are vanishing from Blue Moon Junction without a trace, and Coral Colby, curvy wolf shifter and small town reporter, is on the case. Unfortunately, there are numerous distractions along the way – like the sexy, arrogant bear shifter who’s been rudely refusing Coral’s interview requests, and the complicated love lives of, oh, everyone in town. 

But soon she’ll have bigger things to worry about, like who’s really buying up all the swampland around Blue Moon Junction, and why the bear shifter suddenly can’t get enough of her. The deeper she digs, the closer she comes to a terrifying truth – and to losing the love of a bear who may just be her fated mate.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Romance Book Review: Georgette St. Claire's My Heart Laid Bear

Author: Georgette St. Claire
Series Connection: Blue Moon Junction
ISBN: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werebear Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Georgette St. Claire

Purchase Link: Amazon

Clover is a bear shifter, whose family has a less than socially acceptable background. Rushing to the aide of her family, she takes in her young siblings and again rushes to the aide of another sibling member and moves back to her hometown. Only wanting to help her younger sister, Clover approaches bear shifter Sam McCoy about his brother who has gotten her sister pregnant. She remembers Sam from her youth and knows him to be arrogant and sexy as hell, but that isn't going to stop her from pounding him to the ground for what he's done to her sister.

Sam is immediately smitten with Clover. He wants her for himself but he knows if he tells her why he stopped the wedding between his siblings, she just get more mad at him. Instead he offers her a job and hopes for the chance to get to know her.

Within the first chapter I was hooked especially after this paragraph:

"Well, that was in the past. He’d grown up to be the arrogant furball who’d arrested numerous members of her family over the years and run them out of town until there were no Jones left here. Even worse, he thought that her sister wasn’t good enough to marry one of the wealthy McCoys. Well, too damn bad. Her sister was eight weeks pregnant, and that bastard Jeffrey was going to do right by her, or her name wasn’t Clover Lulabelle Movie Star Windwalker Jones. Which, unfortunately, it was."

Georgette St. Claire's books are generally short, but a good afternoon read. This latest in the Blue Moon Junction series fits in with the others in this series offering a smart mouth heroine and a ruggedly handsome male lead along with a quick sexy, humor filled story. 

Description:
Bear shifter Clover is steaming mad and ready to be fitted with a new pair of bear skin boots. How dare the sexy head of security for the McCoy clan forbid her younger sister from marrying his brother? His brother knocked the girl up and he’s going to do right by her, or her name isn’t Clover Lulabelle Movie Star Windwalker Jones – which, unfortunately, it is. (Her parents were hippies.) 


His. Clover is hotheaded, impulsive, demanding – and she’s his. Sam McCoy knows it the second he lays eyes on her. Sure, he’s arrested most of the members of her family at one time or another, and now she’s blaming him for ruining her younger sister’s life – details, right? 

Sam has a secret weapon – he gets her a marketing job at his family’s jelly and jam factory, which will help her retain custody of her brother and sisters. Late nights at the office and some sexy honey samplings lead to even sexier times, and the possibility of a future – until Clover’s past comes back to haunt her and threatens to tear apart the family she’s fought to save.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Romance Byte: Sara Hantz's Capturing the Bodyguard's Heart

Author: Sara Hantz
Series Connection: The Emerald Quest
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sara Hantz

Purchase Link: Amazon

Description:

When Lexi Turner attempts to board a luxurious yacht on her quest to recover a family heirloom, she didn't envisage being thwarted in her attempt by Spencer Marsh, the hot bodyguard, who’d been staking out the billionaire owner. Sucked into a dirty underground world, their love is put to the ultimate test.

Romance Byte: Meg Chambers' Running Wilde

Author: Meg Chambers
Series Connection: Winnie Wilde Series
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Meg Chambers

Purchase Link: Amazon

Description:
When her thirty-year marriage ended, fifty-year-old Winnie Wilde took back her maiden name and set out to rediscover the woman she'd left behind. She never expected her journey to begin in the arms of Ben Church, a young contractor nearly half her age with the right tools to unleash Winnie’s potential.


Romance Byte: Ella Jade's Sliding into Second

Author: Ella Jade
Series Connection: The Kingston Heat
Digital ISBN: 9781940744643
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press

Purchase Link: Beachwalk

Description:
Jilted once before, now it's her turn to level the playing field.

Hotshot sports reporter Sage Millan has been busy making a name for herself in the male dominated world of baseball. She's just landed her dream job, and her first assignment is covering the newly crowned World Series champions, The Kingston Crushers. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The only problem…her ex-boyfriend, and the only man she's ever loved, is the team's second baseman. Things ended badly between them, and she's not sure she can put those demons to rest.

Professional baseball player Nicolas Cordova is having the time of his life. His team has just won the World Series, and with the victory comes more fame, women, and exposure than he ever could have imagined. But things are about to change for the sexy, charismatic athlete. He never expected his ex-girlfriend to walk back into his life, much less the locker room.

These days Sage is smarter, more mature, and doesn't plan on being played a second time. Her appearance stirs old memories for Nic. She's the one he let get away in the name of his career. He vows he can be the man she needs this time around. Will that be enough to mend her broken heart?


Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's Chasing Tail

Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Quick and Furry
ISBN: 9781680399905
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Werelion Romance
Publisher: Celia Kyle

Purchase Link: Amazon

Sitting alone at her desk in the library, werelioness Penelope knows a predator when she sees one. When the powerful lion shows up hunting the bookshelves she has a right to be leery, but she realizes that werelion is her mate everything changes. That is until she finds out that it all may be part of a witches spell.

This is the first book in a new series by paranormal author Celia Kyle. All the stories are generally very short. If nothing else, this book will give you a quick bite of entertainment and a chance to see if you'd be interested in delving into other books by this author. It is a fairly good book that in my opinion could be longer so we an get to know the characters a bit better.

Description:
Werelioness Penelope Little has a growling lion pacing the library’s shelves. Not just any lion, either. He’s the most powerful feline in the country. And for some reason, he’s got his sights set on curvy, slightly nerdy, and totally frumpy Penny Not-So-Little.

When he finally calms enough to shift… Well, gorgeous doesn’t begin to describe him. He’s sexy, sinful, and has a smile that nearly brings her to her knees. Even better, he’s all hers. Or is he? When a witch is involved in his sudden appearance, there’s no telling. 

**Stand alone, no cliffhangers.** 

Quick & Furry: Love, Laughs, and a Bit of Rawr on the Go. 

Part of the Quick & Furry series: 
Chasing Tail 
Tailing Her 
On Her Tail 

Heads or Tails

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's The Mate Challenge

Author: Milly Taiden
Series Connection: Sassy Mates Book 4 ~ Emma and Mason
Genre: Erotic Romance, Shifter Romance, Werewolf Romance, Vampire
Publisher: Latin Goddess Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

As with all the other Sassy Mates, Mate Challenge begins with the same evening where we find out the Emma has set her friends up to be mated with the help of her friend Ellie and Ellie mom Barbara. She's tired of them being stubborn. But readers soon learn the Emma is being stubborn herself.

Mason marked Emma months before when he met her and learned she was his mate. They've been sort of dating during all that time, but Emma can't commit until Mason realizes that he can't control her every move. Mason can't seem to help but want to protect Emma, especially since she spends too much time putting herself in danger.

When a teenager goes missing Emma goes on the hunt for her, meeting a vampire and working against time in hopes of finding the girl alive.

With the fight still continuing within the neighboring pack in the background story, Mate Challenge adds a whole new set of characters to the story that I'm hoping will continue as the story moves into the fifth book. I particularly like the sexy vamp and am wondering if she has a new "pet" in her future.

If I had to share one thing that I wasn't crazy about with this book it would be that there was a wee bit too much sex in the story, although I have to say that Mason's on going monologue during those scenes certainly made for some hot reading.

Description:
Emma Ferro wants nothing more than to accept Mason Wolfe’s offer to be his mate. He’s wild, sexy and can do things with his tongue that should be illegal. But Mason is also overwhelming her with his need to protect and keep her out of trouble. He needs to live and let live. It’s not like she’s killed anyone...yet. Until he learns she’s an independent woman, he’s going to stay waiting. 

Mason Wolfe has a problem of the short, sassy and curvy kind. Every time he leaves Emma alone, he knows she’s going to get into trouble. It’s getting to the point he’s ready to slap a tracker on her butt just to keep his sanity. He’s busy holding down the pack, helping with fighting new rogues and a secondary threat that’s come to town. 

When Emma goes searching for a missing girl, she finds a lot more going on in Blue Creek than even the biggest shifters are aware of. With the help of the least likely person, she’ll put herself on the line in order to save the ones she loves. Mason will have to find a way to help Emma or face losing her forever. 


Reader Note: This book contains wild and growly sex (the hot and sweaty kind), adult language (dirty talk is our middle name), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like a domineering wolf on a mouthy curvy girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Romance Byte: HelenKay Dimon's Chain of Command

Author: HelenKay Dimon
Series Connection: Greenway Range
ISBN: 9781426899584
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Carina Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

Description:
Retired marine Sawyer Cain can’t forget all he’s seen and lost, but he can try to start over. Opening a gun range with his closest friends is the first step toward a new life—one where he finally buries the guilt he can’t seem to shake. So much depends on the property he needs to buy…and the gorgeous but completely frustrating woman who refuses to sell it.

Hailey Thorne is done—with loss and with anything military, after the closest thing she had to an uncle died in Afghanistan. When Sawyer shows up on her porch he has military written all over him. He’s one more in a long line of people who wants the land she inherited, and suddenly he’s everywhere she goes. Hailey can’t get the broad-shouldered, dirty-talking, dead-serious man out of her head. Or her life.


Sawyer’s not above using his skills in the bedroom to try to convince her to sell, and Hailey is more than willing to let him. Their pleasure-only arrangement works…until emotions get in the way. But Sawyer has a secret he’s convinced will have Hailey hating him forever, and Hailey’s not willing to risk loving anyone she could lose.

Romance Byte: Nicole Simone's To Cherish and To Hold

Author: Nicole Simone
ISBN: 9781310632822
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Nicole Simone

Purchase Link: Amazon

Description:

Luke and Marlene return in the follow up to the Amazon best selling novel, Love of a Rockstar

Marlene Parker got her fairy tale ending. Luke Anderson, her one and only love and their darling little girl are finally a family again. However, nobody said marrying a rockstar is easy. 

The media is out for blood, groupies are singing on Marlene’s front lawn and people are deeming her the new Yoko Ono. If that wasn’t enough, there is a wedding to plan and pies to bake. An expert in chaos, Marlene doesn’t get easily stressed. 

That is, until an unexpected pregnancy digs up old insecurities, potentially threatening the life she has worked so hard to gain.

Will Marlene and Luke vow to cherish and to hold forever?

Or was their story never meant to be?

To Cherish and To Hold is a novella. Not a full length novel.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Romance Book Review: Linda Howard's Shades of Twilight

Author: Linda Howard
ISBN-13: 978-0671019716
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition

Purchase Link: Amazon

Originally published in 1997, this timeless romantic suspense by Linda Howard is a classic by the author who has long since mastered the art of romance and suspense. 

Roanna and her cousin Jessie's parents are killed in an accident and the two orphans move in with their wealthy grandmother Lucinda. Lucinda has a lot of plans for her grandchildren, as well as he nephew Webb. To Lucinda the children are the future of her family empire. She decides the Webb will inherit and expects that someday he will marry her granddaughter Jessie. 

The the children grow they become closer and soon Lucinda's goals are met, Webb and Jessie marry. Roanna who is much younger is desperately in love with Webb, but she realizes there's no chance for her with him. She very accident pron, always saying the wrong things and not at all what every in the family expects a young socialite to be. She loves spending time with the families horses. Webb takes care of Roanna when he can, always spending time with her and giving her attention even when she follows him around like a little puppy dog. 

Jessie, on the other hand is a complete witch to Roanna and her marriage to Webb isn't what she thought it would be at all. She begins a elicit affair and soon is violently murdered. With the case left unsolved and Webb as the prime suspect with no proof, he takes off and leaves Lucinda and Roanna when they need him most. 

After 10 years Lucinda sends Roanna to go find Webb and bring him back. Still as ruthless as he once was, maybe more so he gives Roanna an ultimatum. He'll come back if she sleeps with him. 

Check out the rest of the book and find out who really killed Jessie and who has set his sights on Roanna and Webb next. This book leaves you guess right until the end. 

Description:
Roanna Davenport was raised a wealthy orphan on her grandmother's magnificent Alabama estate, Davencourt, where she had a passion for horses, a genius for trouble, and a deep love for her cousin, Webb. But everyone expected Webb to marry their ravishing cousin, Jessie. When he did, Roanna's desire became no more than the stuff of dreams -- until the night Jessie was found bludgeoned to death. 


After the shocking murder of his wife, Webb left for Arizona, abandoning the legacy that he had once believed was all he wanted. But then an all-grown-up Roanna walked into a dingy bar in Nogales to bring him home; the mischievous sprite he had known ten years earlier was no more. Gone, too, was her fire. In its place was ice that melted at his touch. Webb is drawn back to Davencourt, to Roanna, and to the killer that once destroyed his life and waits only for the chance to finish the job....

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

Description: 
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

Description:
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. 

Description:
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. 

Description:

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.  

Description:
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. 

Description:
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. 

Description
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. 

Description: 
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.  

Description:
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. 

Description: 

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.

Description:
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. 

Description:
"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. 

Description:
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. 

Description:
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. 

Description:
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
ISBN: N/A

Purchase Link: Amazon

Description:
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. 

Description:
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.

Description:
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.