Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Romance Book Review: Bianca D'Arc's Rocky

Author: Bianca D'Arc
Series Connection: Tales of the Were
ISBN: 978-1482706727
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter, Werebear, Magic, Suspense
Publisher: D'Arc

Pregnant and about to give birth, Rocky's first and only love ends up on his doorstep with trouble following her. Years before she choose his best friend instead of him and settle down to a life that didn't include Rocky. Now she's back, her husband dead and about to give birth to twin grizzly bears. 

Maggie didn't want to bring trouble to Rocky's door, but she couldn't hold back the bad guys any more. Now she has gone to the only person she knows can truly protect her, her childhood crush. 

Rocky and the were-Lords have dealt with these bad guys before and he vows nothing will come to harm his new family. 

I had totally missed that a new book in the Tales of the Weres had been out. Actually two, after this one comes Slade and the story of the mysterious Cat shifter mentioned in the other books. Now I'm dying to go back and read the first in the series Lords of the Were, which was one of the first books that I read and got me turned on to the paranormal genre. 

This one in the series won't disappoint especially with too cute little grizzly shifter and a love that has lasted the test of time. 

On the run from her husband's killers, there is only one man who can help her now... her Rock.
Maggie is on the run from those who killed her husband nine months ago. She knows the only one who can help her is Rocco, a grizzly shifter she knew in her youth. She arrives on his doorstep in labor with twins. Magical, shapeshifting, bear cub twins destined to lead the next generation of werecreatures in North America.

Rocky is devastated by the news of his Clan brother's death, but he cannot deny the attraction that has never waned for the small human woman who stole his heart a long time ago. Rocky absented himself from her life when she chose to marry his childhood friend, but the years haven't changed the way he feels for her.

And now there are two young lives to protect. Rocky will do everything in his power to end the threat to the small family and claim them for himself. He knows he is the perfect Alpha to teach the cubs as they grow into their power... if their mother will let him love her as he has always longed to do.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Romance Book Review: Kathleen Brooks' Bluegrass Series Collection

Author: Kathleen Brooks
Series Connection: Bluegrass Series
Book 1 9781468065343
Book 2 9781468154771
Book 3 9781468157246
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform/ Brooks

Purchase Link: Barnes and Noble Amazon

Where the Bluegrass Series all began. Kathleen Brooks introduces the quirky town of Keeneston, Kentucky where no one can keep a secret and it seems everyone in town knows what's going on in your life before you do. The first book, Bluegrass State of Mind is where we first meet Kenna and Dani. The two best friends are one minute celebrating their birthdays and the next running for their lives.

After witnessing her boyfriend and some pretty important people committing rape, Kenna is forced on the run. It is just Dani's bad luck that she is caught in the crossfire. 

Running as far away from New York as she can, Dani ends up in a small town in Kentucky and straight into the arms of her first love Will. Hoping she can stay hidden she is absorbed into a town like she has never been to before. Everyone takes an instant shine to her and does everything they can to keep her safe. 

In Risky Shot, Sheik Mohtadi Ali Rahman, or Mo to his friends, has until his 35th birthday to find a woman he can fall in love with and marry before his father, the king, finds a wife for him. Mo has settled down in the quiet town of Keeneston to raise horses. He meets Kenna when she first comes to town and strikes up an instant friendship. Willing to do anything for his friends, when Dani finally comes to Keeneston, Mo offers his protection to her. Of course it isn't a hardship to Mo because he's been in love with Dani since before he even meets her. And when their parents get in the mix this duo doesn't stand a chance. 

Paige has lived in Keeneston her whole life with her parents, five brothers and a whole town of friends and loved ones. She has been at odds with FBI agent, Cole, since he got involved in her friends' case. The two are like oil and water. When Paige witnesses an assassin try to take Dani and Kenna out she needs all the protection she can get. 

Cole isn't about to let anyone else protect Paige, not even her five brothers who are more than capable. While he's on the case nothing else will happen to the stubborn woman and just maybe she'll see that he's crazy about her. 

We'll written romance best read all together. Check out the first book for free on Amazon and then move on to the others or purchase the box set. You'll love the quirky towns people each with a personality of their own. There is also the five brothers, who the author sets up in their own series next. The books are still able and being written. This is one of the best self published pieces I've read this year. 

The bestselling Bluegrass Series is now a boxset!  Find out why so many readers have fallen in love with this Southern romantic suspense series set in Keeneston, Kentucky.  This bundle includes three full-length novels: Bluegrass State of Mind, Risky Shot, and Dead Heat (total of 215,000 words).

Each book also sold as a separate single novel.

Bluegrass State of Mind
McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

Risky Shot
Danielle De Luca, an ex-beauty queen who is not at all what she seems, leaves the streets of New York after tracking the criminals out to destroy her. She travels to Keeneston, Kentucky to make her final stand by the side of her best friend, McKenna Mason. While in Keeneston, Danielle meets the quiet and mysterious Mohtadi Ali Rahman, a modern day Prince. Can Mo protect Dani from the group of powerful men in New York? Or will Dani save the Prince from his rigid, loveless destiny?

Dead Heat
In the third book of the Bluegrass Series, Paige Davies finds her world turned upside down as she becomes involved in her best friends’ nightmare. The strong-willed Paige doesn’t know which is worse: someone trying to kill her, or losing her dog to the man she loves to hate.

FBI Agent Cole Parker can’t decide whether he should strangle or kiss this infuriating woman of his dreams. As he works the case of his career, he finds that love can be tougher than bringing down some of the most powerful men in America.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Romance Book Review: Diane Saxon's Bad Girl Bill

Author: Diane Saxon
Series Connection: Atlantic Divide
ISBN: 978-1-62210-016-3 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Liquid Silver

Purchase Link: Liquid Silver  Amazon 

Bill has always been one of the boys. When she meets her best friend's brother-in-law, Michael, she falls instantly in lust for the very first time. 

When British Special Forces Operative Michael takes his leave and visits his sisters in America, all he is after is some rest and relaxation and some time with the most important thing to him, his family. When he meets Bill he decides he wouldn't mind a little R&R between the sheets, but for Michael it can only be a one night stand with no commitment, because with his job he could be taken away at anytime for who know how long or he may never come back. 

Can Bill really handle that kind of no commitment relationship. When it comes down to it she's just a small town girl.

At times this story runs a little slow but when the high points come it is definitely worth the wait. Bill is a complicated character with a rough attitude and a protective family that holds on too tight. Michael is more sensitive than he realizes and really needs to work on his British charm. 

With a man’s name and a bad-ass attitude, will Bill prove to be far more than Special Forces Operative Michael Marsden was looking for? Sparks fly and romance ignites in Bad Girl Bill, Book 2 of the Atlantic Divide series from Diane Saxon.

From the moment British Special Forces Operative Michael Marsden meets Deputy Sheriff Bill Swann, sparks fly and lust flows. When a man meets a woman who rides a Harley Davidson and wears a gun strapped to her hip, he’s bound to be in for a few surprises. Because long-legged tomboy, Bill, is definitely not what she seems. Having made it clear he’s looking for a no-strings-attached fling, Michael realizes he has to use all of his tactical knowledge to negotiate his way around Bill’s five older brothers to get her alone. Then he needs to get past her defenses. And his own heart.

Content Notes: Spicy

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Romance Book Review: Olivia Starke's Project Terminal: Legacy

Author: Olivia Starke 
Series Connection: Project Terminal
ISBN: 9781937325770 
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Publisher: Beachwalk Press

Purchase Links: AMAZON Beachwalk Press NOOK 

All Laura wanted to do was finish closing her small town restaurant and go home to her comfy bed, but fate had other plans. While throwing away the restaurant garbage in the back alley a creature attacks her. Okay not a creature, but a zombie. And now she's been kidnaps by a handsome man who tells her this incredible story about how she's going to die in twelve hour and then turn into a zombie. 

Damian has seen it before. A human gets bit by a zombie and they turn into the walking dead, set out to kill whoever they can get their hands on. And it is all the fault of a government agency after creating a supersolider. Damian's job is to kill all the zombies before the world finds out, but he can't just kill the beautiful Laura. He doesn't know why, but she's a fighter and he can't kill that spirit. Not until he absolutely has too. 

But that moment never comes. Laura doesn't die. Something about her keeps her alive and Damian can't let her turn into a human test tube, so he takes her on the run and hopes he can keep her safe from his bosses. 

Lots of action and strong willed heroine and ruggedly sexy hero and heroine make up this well written sci-fi romance. This is just the first in a new series that is starting off really well. Should be interesting to check out future books to come. 

Zombies and super soldiers? Laura is the one hope for a world gone Hollywood crazy.

In only a matter of hours Laura Swift has been bitten by a zombie, rescued by Mr. Tall, Dark, and Foreboding, and thrown into a world gone Hollywood crazy. She has no choice but to follow Damian into his underworld of manipulated viruses and genetically altered super soldiers. Even as her life hangs in the balance, she can't deny the attraction she feels for the incredibly sexy and thoroughly imposing Infantryman.

Damian Gonsalves believes he has a cure for the virus changing innocent people into bloodthirsty undead. Within Laura is the key to stopping the horrific plague. All he has to do is keep her alive and safe, and stay one step ahead of those pursuing them. Her stubbornness frustrates him to no end, while her body drives him to distraction.

When they discover the secret behind Project Terminal, will they survive long enough to help stop the unleashed horror? Or will they just be two more victims of a virus threatening all of humanity?

Content Warning: graphic sex, strong language, and violence

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Romance Book Review: RG Alexander's Wicked Sexy

Author: RG Alexander
Series Connection: Wicked 3
Genre: Paranormal, Magic, Menage, Light BDSM Romance
Publisher: Samhain

Someone is attacking women in the Magians community. Callie has always had good instincts when it comes to people and finding answers. She doesn't come by it through magic, she completely human. She isn't quite done with her studies to be a police officer, but her friend, Harrison, a Magian, asks for her help in finding out who is attacking other women Magian. 

Callie is happy to help, since her friends the Abbotts, a Magian family, has always been more than willing to help her whenever she needs it. When Harrison's brother Tyghe steps into help, Callie can't quite figure out what his angle is. She knows it has to be something because Tyghe never does anything with a way to benefit him.

And then there is Harrison's other brother Tucker. Tucker the one man she has always loved, but also the one man she has known she can never have, because she isn't a Magian. When Tucker comes home unexpectedly to also help with the investigation, Callie knows she might just be in trouble. Especially because Tyghe has suddenly taken a sexual interest in her and he has always been jealous of his older brother. 

To make matters more interesting she has to go undercover as Tucker and Tyghe "mate". With Harrison's help, Callie gets a bit of magic for until the special ball. Callie's willing to use whatever magic possible to have a chance to be with Tucker and Tyghe for just a little while. She'll have to worry about when its over later.

But there is a secret out there and a mystery to be solved, because the attacker isn't just happy beating up woman. The attacker is now killing them. 

This is the first book in a series. The story was put out in 2010 and already has two other books in the series Wicked Bad and Wicked Release. 

Callie is a strong character with a little bit of envy issues, because really who wouldn't want to have a little magic. Tyghe is a complete idiot who could use a little help in the personality department and Tucker is the perfect handsome hero, with a little bit of personality to make him all the more better. For the most part this is a well written piece with a pretty good mystery that is all too soon solved. 

Callie has always known the Abbotts were different. Witches, though they call themselves “Magians”. They are her second family. Harrison Abbott has been her best friend since they were children. Tucker Abbott, her life-long crush. And their brother, Tyghe? A magical pain in her backside.

When the Abbotts need her human perspective to solve a mystery, she doesn’t hesitate. Especially since it means getting everything she ever wanted. A chance to be one of them, to have magic, even if it’s only temporary.

Someone is attacking young women at Triune, a ritual that helps Magians find their perfect threesome—the match that will complete their magic and their hearts. Callie expected to be dazzled by her first glimpse into the Magian world, but the bone-melting desire between her and the Abbott brothers isn’t part of the plan.Nor is the decades-old secret that makes her the target of a killer…

Monday, August 19, 2013

Romance Book Scene: Book Review: Lindsey Brookes' Hero of Her Heart

Author: Lindsey Brookes 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Brooks

As children and teenagers Bethany loved Tanner. She followed him everywhere, until her parents moved to Florida. Ten years later, Bethany returns to her home town to accept an award and upon seeing Tanner again falls madly in love all over again. Only this time it is ten times worse because she's looking for a lot more than Tanner can give.

Tanner's always know he wanted to be a police officer just like his dad, but unlike his dad, he doesn't want to leave a family behind when he dies on duty. So he decides early in life he isn't getting married no matter what. He kept the promise to him self too. Now the sheriff of his home town, he keeps his entanglments brief. No woman in his life to hold him down. 

That includes Bethany, his childhood friend that has grown up into a raving beauty. He is extremely attractive to her, but he can't let himself get involved no matter what. But the best laid plans and all.

Can Tanner convince Bethany that he's had a change of heart or will she move on?

This story is a little old fashioned and over done, however not badly written. My main complaint was that the hero spent so much time trying to be apart from the heroine that we never really get to see them fall in love. He's more like in lust through the whole book, taken in by her change in appearance, but not falling for the woman underneath. That might have been corrected if the pair had a chance to have have story time together learning about who they each were and how they had filled their lives since seeing each other last. 

Otherwise, this is a well written book worth of a Harlequin hit. 

From the moment Bethany Warner was born, Sheriff Tanner Montgomery was on the run. And he was only four at the time. Their mothers' matchmaking efforts finally ended when Bethany's family moved away. Now, ten years later, she's coming back to Ruby Creek and his mother is up to her old tricks again.

Tanner is happy with his life just the way it is. No emotional entanglements. No wife or child to worry about leaving behind if something should happen to him in the line of duty. Then Bethany returns, all grown up and sexier than sin. Now he's on the run for a whole new reason.

Growing up, Bethany idolized Tanner. He was the HERO OF HER HEART. But to him she'd been nothing more than a tag-a-long little kid. Too tall, too thin, with unruly curls and teeth she could whistle through.

That was then. Now she's coming back to Ruby Creek, a successful, confident businesswoman, and no longer the ugly duckling she had once been. Can Bethany convince Tanner to give love a chance? And if she does, will it be everything she had always dreamt it would be?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's He Ain't Lion

Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Ridgeville Series 
Genre: Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing

After a rough breakup BBW beauty Maya decides to go out and have a good time. Unknown to her, Maya's friend plays a trick on her and sends her to a shifter only club that is hosting their annual festival. The invite is only given out to human who know the rules and are dedicated to the  werelions and their quest to keep their species going.

When Maya gets to the club she meets the club owner and Prime for the werelions and quickly finds the mutual attraction leads to a lot more than just the one-night stand she was after. 

Werelion Prime Alex can't help himself, Maya is his true mate and he's going to keep her. 

Very quick sex read. Alex is a strong, arrogant leader, but you can't help but like him, even though he totally screw up. Maya has a few problems with self image, but learns that there is someone for everyone. Good story, just a little short. Would have liked to have seen more world building in the story. 

Life sucks... And then you get turned into a werelion...

Curvaceous, blonde bombshell Maya Josephs is looking for a little action to take her mind off of her recent break-up. Crazy werecats or not, an evening at Genesis is exactly what she needs. And when she meets the hotter than hot, super-sexy owner, Alex O'Connell, the alpha lion shifter is just the man to fit the bill for a one-night stand.

Dumped like a rotting piece of meat by her ex, Maya is on the prowl, fixin' to do whatever it takes to get herself a piece of the gorgeous furball. Besides, what's the harm in a girl having a little bit of fun?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Romance Book Review: Harmony Raines' A Virgin For The Wolf

Author: Harmony Raines
Series Connection: Curves For Her Werewolf Boss, BBW Erotic Romance
Genre: Paranormal romance, Shifter romance, BBW Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Silver Moon Erotic

Ellie is desperate to get a better paying job so she takes a few liberties when she writes her resume. When her sexy boss finds out, he seems to make an indecent proposal, bul Ellie isn't that type of girl.

Ellie will not give up she will find a way to take care of her brother and herself.

Nat is a billionaire business own with secrets of his own. When he meets Ellie he realizes right away she is the mate he's been waiting for, but she isn't like him and he needs to figure out a way to keep her. Ellie isn't like the other women he knows and when his tactics send her running he'll need to be more persuasive that he ever has to have been. 

Very, very short romance that was pretty good, but would be better if it were slightly expanded with more of a background on Nat and his family. Worth a quick read for a happy ever after romance. 

Nathaniel Greystone has always been successful, except when it comes to finding his true mate. When he returns from the wedding of one of his younger brothers he knows he is going to have to try a little harder. As pack alpha it is his duty, but when he finally finds her right under his nose, he blows it.

Curvy Ellie Carter lied on her job application in an attempt to make a better life for her and her brother. She has sacrificed her personal life to keep the two of them together. When her billionaire boss discovers the truth he tries to offer her an arrangement, one that will suit them both. Yet Ellie is having none of it, and leaves as fast as she can. 

However there's no escaping Nat, because Ellie is his true mate and he will do anything to get her to realise it. Can he succeed in winning Ellie over? Will he be able to convince her to stay when he reveals his werewolf secret?

Romance Book Review: Celia Kyle's Gabriella

Author: Celia Kyle
Series Connection: Alpha Marked
Genre(s): Menage, Paranormal Romance, BBW Romance 
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing

Gabriella is smart, funny and sassy and she can't play anyone's patsy, but she knows that there is nothing us to do but accept her fate when she is called to the Gathering now that she is thirty. If she has to do it she's not going to take anything from anyone. That's her motto, until she sees how happy her sister is after accepting her mates.

But things don't go as smoothly for Gabriella as they did for her sister. Gabby mates aren't an alpha pair, or at least they haven't completed their bond and they reject her. 

That rejection doesn't stop a challenge against Gabby and now all Gabby sees is things are going from bad to worse.

Berke and Jack have known they were an alpha pair since the age of four when they started the right of passage, but circumstances in the past stopped the process and now they are stuck with the consequences. For Berke it is hell. He has wanted nothing but to claim his place with Jack and find their mate. And her she is. But Jack's tortured past is leaving him in limbo. 

Can Jack push forward and save Gabby before it is too late?

Humorous and exciting to the end, Gabby is the type of personality that you just want to keep routing for because even though she is so tough and jaded, she has a heart of gold and a sense of humor that is lights up the pages. Making this story a hit even if the romance didn't pan out.  

Thirty and single? Getcha ass to the Gathering!

Ugh. Gabriella Wickham thought turning thirty was bad enough, but now she’s been invited (ordered) to attend this year’s Gathering (werewolf speed dating). Having a Mark on her arm means that she’s one of the few human women destined to mate with not one, but two Alpha werewolves. Thank goodness werewolves don’t come in “ugly.” After her sister Scarlet mates the Ruling Alphas, things really start to get interesting. Gabby runs into not one, but two hotter than hot werewolves who make her tingle in all the right places. Yum. Of course, “yum” comes with baggage of both the mental and female kind. Lovely. Luckily it’s nothing a few punches and a good talking to can’t cure. Maybe…-ish.

Berke Davis and Jack Wright know that lush, curvaceous Gabriella is their mate. Who cares that they’re currently not part of an Alpha pair? Details, details. Burke has been half bound to his best friend Jack since they were four, but the past keeps them from solidifying their pairing and taking up the mantle of Alpha. Berke understands his friend’s feelings, but Jack is about to get a lesson on living and loving. Berke just hopes the lessons are learned before they both lose Gabriella. Especially when she is Challenged by a rival to first blood…a Challenge that could end in very permanent, and deadly, consequences…for Gabriella.

Romance Book Review: Georgette St. Clair's The Alpha Claims A Mate

Author: Georgette St. Clair
Series Connection: A BBW Paranormal Romance
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter, Werewolf, Witch, Ghost, BBW, Erotic Romance, Light BDSM, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Ginger, a wolf-shifter/witch, heads on vacation with her roommate from New York to a small town in Florida. While out at a local bar she accidentally insults a local alpha werewolf shifter, Loch, and gets in trouble from her own alpha. 

To make a mends, Ginger agrees to work for Loch in his sheriff's office for a couple of weeks. Determined not to let the sexy man get to her Ginger can't help but continue to put her foot in her mouth.

While she is working for Loch she gets to see a different side of him and can't help falling. In the meantime, a professor who is staying at the same boarding house as Ginger ends up going missing and while everyone fears the worst, Ginger knows he isn't dead, but exactly what has happened to the professor remains a mystery. 

This book has a little bit of everything in such a small package that it almost seem a little rushed, however the lead characters work well together and seem to click. The story is told in the third person, but only in Ginger's point of view. That is fine except it would be interest to her from Loch, especially after his behavior of the first night to two meet. It would just make me like him more if we were in depth with his feels, as well. 

New Yorker Ginger Colby, half witch, half werewolf, all curves, has made an immediate and lasting impression on the Alpha of Blue Moon County. Unfortunately, she did it by publicly insulting him – she turned down the smug, sexy werewolf sheriff when he asked her to dance with him at the local honky-tonk. 

Now the furious Alpha of her pack is ordering her to make amends with Sheriff Sexy – or risk igniting a war between the Red Wolves and the Gray. The Sheriff’s idea of re-establishing his dominance includes a bare bottom spanking, making her work for him as his new assistant, and flirting with her outrageously. But is he flirting with her just to get revenge for humiliating him – or does he want something more? And can a liberated big city werewolf find happiness with a dominant small town shifter?

With the mysterious disappearance of an archeology professor, and a jealous Alpha female stirring up trouble…Ginger may not have a chance to find out!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Romance Book Review: Tracey Jane Jackson's Bound By Fire

Author: Tracey Jane Jackson
Series Connection: Cauld Ane Series
ISBN: 978-1481962285
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Suspense Romance
Publisher: Jackson

Pepper is really in trouble. She's been getting little notes and people around her are getting hurt every time she doesn't do what her stalker tells her to do. She hasn't wanted to worry her best friend Sam what is going on, but she knows Sam's not fooled. 

She finally goes to Sam's brother for help, but he gets shot in the process and now she feels truly trapped. 

Getting ready for Sam's wedding Pepper meets Sam's fiance's family, including big and strong Connall. Her immediate connection to Connall is a little frightening at first, but as she gets to know the man, she realizes he's not a threat to her.

Connall knows he needs to take it slow with Pepper. It isn't helping that she has a stalker and that Pepper and Sam's brother seem a little close, but he knows he can protect her. After the threat to her is gone, he'll have to then tell her his own mysterious story and hope he doesn't lose her. 

This book steps back a few weeks before the first book, Bound By Blood, left off. In the beginning the back story is needed to remind readers and also give the perspective from Pepper's point of view, although sometimes it does get a little weird, especially if you read both books right after the other. 

However, I am really impressed with the world that Tracey Jane Jackson has built in this book and hope that there will be more to the series. The main characters are great and the side characters only add to the story instead of distract.  

Pepper Brooks has always dreamed of escaping her small town life and her alcoholic mother. Working double shifts at her dead-end waitressing job, she saves every penny in order to join her best friend in Scotland. Her plans are threatened, however, when she finds herself alone and in danger with no apparent way out. 

Connall Gunnach is traveling to the United States to attend the wedding of his brother when he is bombarded with panic. However, the panic is not his own. He realizes his destined mate is in peril and he must find her before it’s too late. But when he does, he discovers she already has a champion and a massive chip on her shoulder…and he is a man of many secrets. Will Connall be able to convince her to trust him and him alone? 

Will Pepper be able to put aside her past hurts in order to fully embrace her destiny?

Romance Book Review: Nikki Sex's What Wendy Wants

Author: Nikki Sex
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Nikki Sex

Funny, witty and charming this novella tells the story of a married couple who have hit a point in their marriage where sex just isn't the same anymore. Wendy is looking for something different. Something like the BDSM books she's been reading in her Kindle. 

When her husband, Frank, accidentally takes Wendy's Kindle to work with him instead of his own, he gets quite an eyeopener about what his beautiful wife wants. Wanting nothing more than to please her and knowing that he has done her wrong. Frank sets out to give her a night of passion that might just change their world forever.

This is such a wonderful story. Yes, fully erotic romance with light BDSM this story will have you laughing and hot at the same time. 

After thirteen years of marriage and three children, Wendy Hayward is bored with sex.
As much as she loves her husband, Wendy married “Mr. Vanilla.” Now she reads nothing but steamy erotic romance stories on her Kindle and fantasizes about having sex with fictional characters, complete strangers, and tattooed rock stars.

One fateful day however, her husband grabs the wrong Kindle on the way to work, and discovers some of Wendy’s more “interesting” fantasies.

Unbeknownst to Wendy, Frank is very keen to fulfill every one of her secret desires. . .

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Romance Book Review: Tracey Jane Jackson's Bound By Blood

Author: Tracey Jane Jackson
Series Connection: Claud Ane
ISBN: 978-1479126750
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Jackson

Sam is a blood genetics research genius. She is called to a job in Scotland at a very posh pharmaceutical  company. Ready to make a change in her life she moves to another country with the hope of adventure. On the plane she meets an American named Cole who is going to Scotland on a lecture tour. But he isn't the most interesting man she meets there. Her boss Dr. Kade Gunnach, owner of the company isn't too bad himself. But he's her boss and she has a strict rule about mixing business with pleasure. 

Kade wants her to change that rule. He has a secret. He knows that Sam is his, he just has to convince her of that and maybe tell her a few more of her family secrets. 

There is a lot of intrigue and romance going on in the rated G in the sex department book. I really love the way the author has woven the characters together in this store. Kade is a sexy, strong willed head of his clan and while Sam might be the shy type, she doesn't back down where Kade is concerned. That makes for a strong relationship in the world. 

Dr. Samantha Moore is one of the youngest and most acclaimed researchers in the world. Her specialty is blood and she has been recruited by the largest pharmaceutical company in Scotland. For what purpose she cannot begin to imagine, but in an attempt to break out of her painfully shy shell, she throws caution to the wind and leaves her family and best friend behind in Savannah. 

Dr. Kade Gunnach is taking a chance hiring an outsider, but he’s desperate to find out how to help his sister. He believes the key lies in her blood, but so far, no one has found the answers. When the new researcher walks into his office, he’s unprepared for his reaction to her and the life-changing ramifications her arrival brings. 

They’re drawn together by a force neither is prepared for, but Kade is holding something back. Something that could scare her away. 

When Samantha learns his secret, will she run? 

Will Kade be able to live with the answers he’s been desperately searching for?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Romance Book Review: Leigh Ellwood's Sheer Bliss

Author: Leigh Ellwood
ISBN: n/a
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: DLP Books

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Calla owns a beauty salon in the town of Bliss, NJ. Bliss isn't just any town. In Bliss shifters live along side human and the local know and accept them. When she was younger Calla had been in love with shifter panther, Caleb. Caleb had love Calla as well, but he was promised to another.

To keep their species going, Caleb had to leave Calla and marry someone else. While mated, Caleb accepted his fate and loved his mate, however she has been gone a while now and when he meets Calla again he knows that there is still a huge attraction between them both and wants her back.

Can Calla accept him back after all that has happened?

This is a series that looks like it has an interesting story line. This book is from 2011 and the second in the series Pure Bliss has already been released. It would be nice if a longer back story was written to give a better idea. Especially with the family feud between the were panthers and and werewolves that surrounds the back story to the series.

From award-winning author Leigh Ellwood comes a wild and sexy tale about werewolves, were-panthers, and the women who love them.

Living in Bliss, New Jersey has it perks, unless you're a shifter looking for love or a human looking for peace and quiet. Not only does Calla Savitch, owner of Shear Bliss salon, have to deal with warring panthers and werewolves with overlapping appointments, she's fed up with their constant matchmaking attempts. The last thing she wants especially is a hook-up with the one shifter who broke her heart years ago.

Handsome were-panther Caleb Houlihan still nurses the guilt of Calla's heartbreak, but when presented with a second chance to woo her he is reluctant. Calla may forgive his youthful indiscretions, but when she discovers his aunt's true motive for wanting them together, will she send him packing?

On this stretch of the Jersey Shore, it's a different "situation"!

. Also check out Leigh's award-winning Dareville series of erotic romances: Truth or Dare, Dare Me, Daring Young Man, and Dare to Dream!

Romance Book Review: J.S. Scott's The Curve Ball

Author: J.S. Scott
Series Connection: Big Girls And Bad Boys: A BBW Erotic Romance
Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance, BBW Romance
Publisher: Scott Erotica

Maggie, a pastry chef, has lusted after Jake for a long time. He comes in everyday for sweets. He's asked her out dozens of times, but she can't believe he is serious. After all, who would want to date a woman who looks like she ate a few too many of the confections she makes. 

When Maggie's friend Lisa comes in asking her a big favor the last thing Maggie wants to do is get dressed up and go to a singles ball, but she'll do it for Lisa. 

Jake is desperate. He's tried to get Maggie to go out with him and she always makes a joke about his offer. This is his last attempt. Of course he's said that to himself before. With the help of Maggie's friend Lisa, Jake hopes she'll finally take the leap and go on a date with him. 

Nice erotic short story for a quick afternoon read. In a way I like the fact that this one is short. They way the author doesn't spend so much time with Maggie lamenting her weight through the whole book. 

When Maggie Jones lets her best friend talk her into attending the annual charity mystery single's ball to help her friend out of a jam, she never imagined she would end up paired with the most handsome, eligible man at the ball. Unfortunately, he was also the man that she had secretly adored for over a year. What chance did an overweight pastry chef have with a hunk like Jake Rawlins? 

Jake Rawlins wants Maggie Jones, but he can't get her to take his advances seriously. He's been hinting around for a year. Now he's ready to take drastic measures to get Maggie to notice him. 

Will Maggie realize that her Prince Charming has finally arrived at the ball, or will she miss out on having a man who truly wants her exactly the way she is just because of her insecurities? 

This is a short story erotic romance.

18+ Only. This story contains graphic sex, graphic language and other subjects for mature audiences only.

Romance Book Review: Jaymie Holland's The Auction

Author: Jaymie Holland
Series Connection: Auction
ISBN: 978-1480247048
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance, BDSM

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Those interested in learning more about BDSM would enjoy this all in one series from author Cheyenne McCray writing as Jaymie Holland. The series features three friends who give themselves as prizes at a charity auction. In order to help raise money for the charity a club who are into Kink decide to add their a few of their members to the mix.

Those who belong to the club, secretly place a circle or triangle charm on their clothing. The dom wearing a triangle can bid on sub wearing circles.

In the three stories each person finds their match and and agrees to spend a weekend exploring their new found relationship. But these couples don't always make it to the weekend before they decide to spend a little time together.

This special limited time edition, at a special price, contains the four novellas from The Auction collection, including "Sold," "Bought," "Claimed," and "Taken." Beautiful women and sexy men find themselves on the auction block at an exclusive charity auction that has some discreet BDSM club participants.

SOLD—Book 1
Christy Clarkson finds herself at an exclusive charity auction where she's agreed to be one of the participants who will be auctioned off and will share a weekend for two at a resort hotel with the high bidder. There is added intrigue when she learns that members of an elite kink club are participating in the auction.

Years ago, she broke up with Zach Nikas when she found his pictures of bound women. She was naive about what his bondage interests meant and she ran from the relationship. Ever since she left him she's explored the kink only to discover that it intrigued her, though she never actually participated.

When Zach shows up at the auction as a bidder, Christy is exhilarated to see him. No one else stands a chance of winning her over Zach.

Her curiosity about kink is about to become experience.

He's hot and sexy, intelligent and successful, and just happens to have a well-outfitted dungeon. A dungeon where Christy learns what Zach and "play" are all about.

Roni McAllister is being put up for sale to the highest bidder at a charity auction that has some discreet BDSM club participants. She's excited at the prospect of being bought by a hot Dom.
But when John Taylor purchases her, she gets more than she expected with one tall, dark, sexy, and mysterious man. When she tells him that she loves fear, he is more than willing to give her what she wants and more.

Rope bondage and sensory deprivation are just two of the many ways he shows her who's the Dom and whose the sub. Her nights with John are filled with erotic encounters.
However, even as her new relationship develops, something sinister is going on. Women fitting 

Roni's description are being murdered and Roni finds out things about John that send her into a panic. Could the killer be the man she thought was the man of her dreams? Find out in this 24,000 word erotic suspense.

How do you dominate one of the toughest men in the world?

You don't.

Navy SEAL Rick Pierce is donating his time to be auctioned off at an exclusive charity auction as a favor to his sister. What he doesn't realize is that a kink club has infiltrated the auction and he's about to get an introduction to kink that he will never forget.

Leslie Adams loves to control and tie up strong, powerful men and thinks that to tie up a SEAL would be the ultimate high. She purchases Rick at the auction for a weekend in Cabo.

Despite her efforts, she soon learns there's no tying down a SEAL. She finds she's the one in knots and he's the one with all of the control.

TAKEN—Book 4
Kelley Bachman is ready for a little fun away from her demanding life. For once she would like someone else to make decisions for her. She's always been a strong woman but right now she has a secret fantasy to turn over control to a dominant man for a weekend.

Kelley agrees to be auctioned off in an exclusive charity auction. The fact that discreet BDSM players from an elite kink club are participating makes it all the more exciting to her. When she sees a man she lost contact with, and finds out they have similar interests in kink, it's almost too good to be true.

Nate Davis is more creative than she could have imagined as he shows her things she would never have dreamed of, including what plastic wrap can be used for.

Nate was infatuated by Kelley the first time he met her. Little did he know, her desires for BDSM matched his own. Now he is more than intrigued. Now he wants to take her places she never thought she would go.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Romance Book Review: Cat Scofield's Taken By the Pack

Author: Cat Scofield
Series Connection: Taken By the Pack
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary Romance, Werewolf, Menage, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Cat Scofield/Amazon

Lisa let her curiosity get the better of her and peeks in the window of a club she's been trying to gain admitted to. What she sees is unbelievable, but what is worse is that she's put her life in danger because of it. 

She is saved by a young werewolf named Toby, who she is now in the run with to save her life. Along the way they meet werewolf outcast Warren. The three make their way across the country in hopes of seeing the "Alpha Father" and saving Lisa and her new loves. 

This is a serial romance and while each book can be read separately it is better to pick up a anthology like this one to keep the cost down. There are several more books after this first set of three. Good world building, lots of adventure and lot of sex throughout this series. 

Lisa Bright, a young and curious Los Angeles music journalist, has no idea what she's in for when she tries to sneak into the exclusive underground Club Other. There are creatures inside beyond belief, men with claws and fur and toothy smiles...

It's not long before she's running for her life, splitting out of LA to escape the clutches of the terrifying were Old Pete. Luckily she has protectors - Toby, a gorgeous werewolf with a Southern drawl, and his friend Warren, a lonely artist who split from his pack after a personal tragedy. Together with her two men, Lisa has a chance at a new life and new love... that is, if Old Pete and his cohorts don't catch her first...

TAKEN BY THE PACK COLLECTION #1 is a 26,000 word action-packed omnibus that includes the first three stories in Lisa's journey: Full Moon, Star Kissed, and Midnight Eyes. This collection contains sizzling menage scenes between Lisa and her two werewolf lovers, and is 18+ only.

Also includes a preview of Taken by the Pack #4: Nightfire!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Romance Book Review: Aimelie Aames' Her Billionaire Her Wolf

Author: Aimelie Aames
Series Connection: Her Billionaire Her Wolf
ISBN: 9781476283746
Genre: Paranormal, Werewolf, BDSM, Erotic Romance

The first in a four part series of short novellas, Everyday Sara goes to lunch at the same restaurant, although she can barely afford to eat there. She continues because the sight of a man who sits along in a booth that she views from a mirrored wall attracts her. She doesn't know who he is, but he must be powerful.

The two never speak and their eyes never meet, until one day Sara gets into an altercation with another customer and the man takes notice and stands up for her. He becomes her knight in shining armor and when he takes her up to the office to take care of her, she realizes that he's just as taken with her as she is to him. 

This is a very dark tale that promises a strong rushing story of intrique and suspense. Who are all the players and where is the story going is unclear but it seems promising.

A billionaire story unlike any other—

She watches him every day.

For two months she has spent each lunch hour studying the enigmatic man in a restaurant always filled to overflowing; yet, for two months he is there each day in a booth all to himself.

Sara thinks she is safe as she drinks in every gorgeous detail reflected in the bar's back mirror. She asks herself who he could possibly be, convinced he would never notice her...convinced that no one ever does.

She could not have been more wrong.

Chance brings them together and animal lust is unleashed. But what she never could have imagined is far from being the strangest part of this tale. For there are shadowy figures holding the strings offstage and the manipulation of Sara Renardine has only just begun.

Romance Book Review: J.S. Scott's Mate of the Werewolf

Author: J.S. Scott
Series Connection: Changeling Encounters
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Werewolf
Publisher: Scott Publishing

Free Friday book features a short story of a werewolf that finally meets his mate after 300 years. After seeing Grace at a social fundraiser, Noah pulls her into the bathroom to have his way with her. Not understanding what exactly is going on, and just learning that werewolves and mates exist, Grace doesn't immediately fall at Noah feet. 

Noah gives Grace and ultimatum letting her know that if she doesn't mate with him, he will cut her funding. Never one to be backed in a corner, Grace just can't go along with it. Can Noah salvage a relationship with Grace before he loses her forever?

Quick and dirty gets the job done in this very short story. Great dialog and hot, hot sexy scenes complete this story. If your just looking for a steamy romance to read during your lunch hour this one fits the bill. 

Grace Marin was a veterinarian with a mission. She needed to raise and keep enough funds for her wildlife sanctuary. When she meets her biggest donor at a fundraiser...her world is turned upside down. After a passionate and wild encounter in a bathroom...he drops a bomb. He's a wolf changeling and she is his mate. Unless she agrees to his terms and mates with him...he will pull her funding. The proof of his claim becomes indisputable, but Grace is torn. She is drawn to him...but can't give in to his blackmail. He's a dominating alpha with an attitude and she's a stubborn woman. But her wildlife refuge means everything to her. Can these two destined mates negotiate terms that will satisfy them both? 

18+ Only. This is a short romantic erotica with very explicit sex, graphic sex, graphic language, rough sex, spanking and other subjects for mature audiences only.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Romance Book Review: Mindi Winters' Cajun Vacation

Author: Mindi Winters
Series Connection: Cajun Vacation
Genre: Contemporary Romance Series, Anthology
Publisher: Amazon

Three sisters spend one weekend trip a year together to reconnect only this year New Orleans has something all together different to offer. First meet Erica who weekend with her sisters is interrupted by her selfish boyfriend who she has just caught cheating. Unfortunately her ex is also her boss and if she doesn't deliver on a job assignment the weekend of her vacation with her sisters, she just might lose the job she loves. 

So Erica does the only thing she can, she agrees to meet the camera man for her job assignment and get right back to enjoy the weekend with her sisters. Only things don't go as planned. 

Justin can't stand the city reporters who come out to report about the environment of the New Orleans coast, but its his job to show them around. He's experiencing a drought in the ladies department and decides maybe this time the reporter will do him a favor and help him out with his little problem, but when he meets Erica, he realizes she's more than just someone he wants to spend the night with.

In the second story of the book... readers meet Sara. Sara is a little overweight and she has very little self esteem about her problem thanks to her ex-boyfriends. When she wins a free dinner at an hot restaurant with an equally hot chef and owner she can't get rid of the certificate fast enough. Thinking she can make a deal with the owner, she takes a fast trip to the restaurant and tries to make it so that she doesn't have to have a special dinner by the chef.

Laurent isn't hearing any of it. He'd like to spend as much time with Sara as possible, so he invites her to lunch with plans to keep her forever. 

In the final story, younger sister Alicia has had lots of experience with men and she's more than happy to give advice to her sisters. She's made an art out of seducing and playing with men's feelings. She can't image that there is a man out there that she can't take to bed if she wants to. 

Peter has had a few girl friends in the past couple of years, but he has decided not to have sex with any of them until he feels that he has fallen in love. The minute he sees Alicia he has to work hard not to break the bargain he made with himself. Just how long can he hold out when Alicia brings on the seduction. 

The three stories fit together as if in one entire story, although the first two books can be purchased separately. This is the first story I've read by Mindi Winters. It was also the first time I started rooting for there to be no sex in one of the stories. As you read through the book you'll see what I mean. I just wanted this guy to win so bad. Good writing, with a great location make it a hot summer read. 

New Orleans — the delightful burn of gumbo…the untamed bayou…the beat of jazz in the air…and wicked, wonderful men. When the Canning sisters head for their annual trip together to the city of soul, they have no idea that the men they meet will drive into their hearts and unlock the hidden desires they’ve been longing to have filled.

TAKE ME (Cajun Vacation 1)
Erica can’t understand how her career has gone from soaring to on the brink in less than 36 hours. Now her weekend getaway with her sisters is interrupted with a work assignment that she needs to complete to prove that she’s still a ‘team player’. But her bayou guide sets loose her wild side and Erica needs to decide who she really wants to give her body and soul to.

Content Notice: This book is part 1 of the Cajun Vacation story. It is a stand-alone story. You can buy part 1 now or when it comes out in January as the complete 3-part story.

TOUCH ME (Cajun Vacation 2)
As a successful business consultant, Sara Canning is paid to figure things out. But her shaky self-confidence leads her to always pick the losers in her love life. Now on her annual weekend getaway with her sisters, she's sidetracked by a wickedly handsome, celebrity food judge and restaurateur. Now he’s touched something wild in her that she never knew existed and she must decide to either confront her own doubts or live with them forever.

Content Notice: This book is part 2 of the Cajun Vacation story. It is a stand-alone story. You can buy part 2 now or when it comes out in January as the complete 3-part story.

Heat Level: Lots of sex and emotion.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Romance Book Review: Carol Lynne's Building Sandcastles

By: Carol Lynne
Series Connection: Perfect Stranger
ISBN: 9781936387496
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance/ LGBT
Publisher: OmniLit / All Romance eBooks, LLC

After being mugged and having a near death experience Leo realizes that while he has all money can buy, he had no one in his life. While in the hospital no one visited him, no one event sent flowers or a card. He decides he needs to get away from New York for a while and rents an RV and sets out on the road. Stopping in a small town in Iowa, Leo meets Tank and the two develop a relationship. 

Tank is instantly attract to Leo, but he needs to convince Leo to stay in Iowa and can't figure out what would keep a man like Leo in a small town with him. Along the way Tank hopes to teach Leo how to build sandcastles.

A lot of story in only a novella format. Strong Tank is almost too good to be true, but his character blends well with Leo's.

After a brush with death, he begins to live...

After a mugging and near death experience, Leo Gorgan realizes the only thing he has in New York City is business contacts. He decides to take a year off and travel the country. When a needed repair on his motorhome lands him in Destiny, Iowa, Leo has no idea the ruggedly handsome man at the hardware store will be able to fix more than his leaky faucet.

William “Tank” Borsoiv loves his life. The farm he owns is enough to feed his soul, but not enough to make ends meet. Working at the hardware store has always bridged the gap financially, but it also allows Tank to interact with the townspeople. When a stranger with dark red hair enters the store, Tank’s body takes notice.

Tank knows Leo has a life in New York he’ll eventually go back to, but he won’t let that stop him from entering into the hottest relationship he’s ever experienced. Loving Leo may come with a price, but Tank will gladly pay the debt.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Romance Book Review: Theodora Taylor's The Owner of His Heart and The Wild One

Title: The Owner of His Heart
Author: Theadora Taylor
ISBN: 978-0-9849193-0-7
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Interracial Romance
Publisher: Amorous Publishing

Layla is determined to pay the debts her late father left behind and also figure out what happened her first year of college, a time she can't remember due to an accident. She finds evidence that her father received money from a rich family in Pittsburgh, where she spent her first year of college. Hoping someone at Sinclair Industries can help her she runs into Nathan Sinclair, a man who by all accounts seems to hate her.

Nathan can't believe that Layla just walked into his office and now she says she can't remember who he is and what happened the last time they met. All he knows is that he plans to make her pay for what she did to him, only there is more to what happened in the past then either of them know and now it appears there is someone else in the picture who might have a grudge against Layla too. Can Nathan save the woman he loves and also keep her out of the hands of his twin brother, the man she once loved?

This is part of Theodora Taylor's 50 Loving States Series books. The series features strong woman and sexy heartthrob men. This book sequels in this series with The Wild One. Layla is a strong character who tells it like it is. She may fall in love with the hero in this piece, but Nathan is far from a good guy. His character is slightly tarnished, but he is also scared that Layla will leave him when she realizes that his brother is the better man.

A Smoking Hot Interracial Romance from the 50 Loving States series. An accident left Layla Matthews with no memory of her freshman year of college in Pittsburgh, and almost ten years later she returns to the city to solve the mystery of her own past. One clue leads her to Nathan Sinclair, the handsome, rude, and arrogant CEO of Sinclair Industries. 

She doesn’t remember him, but oh, does he remember her. Apparently something went down between them her freshman year that made him harden his heart against her and all other women. Something he refuses to talk about, even after their unexpected reunion explodes into a passionate love affair. Can Layla solve the mystery of her past and become the owner of his heart? 

WARNING: This book features hot sex scenes, a steamy romance, and a mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Title: The Wild One
Author: Theadora Taylor
ISBN: 978-1479289134
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Interracial Romance
Publisher: Amorous Publishing

In The Wild One Andrew has made a life for himself in Montana. He's finally moving on from his feelings for his brother's wife, Layla. But just when he thinks life is finally taking a turn for the better, Layla walks back into his life and he has the second chance with her he's always wanted, or has he?

Roxxy is being stalked and people are dying around her. With the help of the District Attorney's office she is going to hide out in Montana, but before she can be delivered to Andrew's Montana Ranch, her escort is killed. By chance she runs into Andrew, who mistakes her his lost love. Not sure what to do, she is advised to keep her cover until the police can find the person who has been stalking her and killing those around her.

In the meantime the two begin to fall in love, although Andrew will be in for a big surprise when he realizes that Roxxy isn't Layla and she's been lying to him all along.

This story starts off very strange the lead paragraph leads everyone thinking that Layla has finally come back to Andrew, a bold move on the writers part for those hopeless romantics who read The Owner of His Heart. As with the rest of this 50 Loving States series, there is more to the story and the reader can't help but plow through the pages to get to the end and figure out what is going on.

Introducing the fourth smoking hot interracial romance in the 50 Loving States series, and the follow-up to the Amazon Bestseller, THE OWNER OF HIS HEART! 

After Layla Matthews chooses his identical twin brother over him, Andrew Sinclair moves to Montana, vowing to forget about the ex-girlfriend that got away. But when she shows up in Montana, sassier and sexier than he remembered, and seeking refuge on his guest ranch, he doesn’t know how long he’ll be able to keep that vow … or resist setting her Montana nights on fire. 

The only thing is, this Layla Matthews isn’t quite what or who she seems. The craziest 50 Loving States entry yet, this book features two outrageously handsome twin brothers, a mystery that will keep you guessing, and an extremely hot case of mistaken identity.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Romance Book Review: Donna Fasano's Reclaim My Heart

Author: Donna Fasano
ISBN: 9781939000194
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Hard Knocks Books

When Tyne's son gets arrested she must face the man she left 16 years ago and never told he was a father. 

A lot has happened and Tyne's and Lucas' lives since they have last seen each other. Lucas has become a well known up and coming lawyer and Tyne now owns her own business and is raising a teenage son. When the boy gets himself in trouble she turns to Lucas for help. Lucas doesn't know his son and after meeting him for an hour goes before a judge and tries to plead the teen's case. He comes up with an idea to help both his son and give him a little time to get to know the boy. 

The hard judge is willing to give a try to Lucas' idea and places the boy in the custody of his father. Not meaning to take the boy away from Tyne, Lucas invites her to come back to their hometown and help the boy before his behavior turns worse. 

The problems arise when Tyne does not turn out to be the woman that Lucas has painted her to be and he has secrets of his own that he is sure that Tyne will not like. Can the three repair the damage that has been done and help the boy change his life. 

This is a sweet story of remembered young love, teen pregnancy and how lives don't always turned out the way it is planned. While the theme is common, the story is well written with enough changes to keep the story fresh until the end. 

Sixteen years ago, Tyne Whitlock cut all ties to her past and left town under the shameful shadow of a teenage pregnancy. Now her fifteen-year-old son is in trouble with the law and she is desperate for help. But reaching out to high-powered attorney Lucas Silver Hawk will tear open the heart-wrenching past in ways Tyne never imagined.

Forced to return to the Delaware Indian community where Lucas was raised, Tyne and Lucas are tempted by the heated passion that consumed them as teens. Tyne rediscovers all the reasons she found this man irresistible, but there are scandalous secrets waiting to be revealed, disgraceful choices made in the past that cannot be denied. Love is a powerful force that could heal them both--if the truth doesn't rip them apart.