Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Romance Book Review: Noelle Adams' One Night Series Book 1-3

Author: Noelle Adams
Series Connection: One Night
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Novella Romance
Publisher: Author

One Night With Her Boss

Anne has been in love with her boss for years, but he's all business and doesn't seem to be the least attracted to her. When she finally decides it is time to move on and get a job using her college degree Anne gives her two week notice, which send her boss Jake reeling. 

Good start to this series if not a little short. Jake is a sexy ex-surfer who seems to have left all his carefree surfing days behind. Anne and he seem like the perfect match. The readers can feel he wants so much to take the next step, but Anne has a way with him that I really liked. 

Anne has worked for her sexy, ex-surfer, businessman boss for seven years, and she’s been in love with him for two. Jake doesn’t think about her as anything but his ever-efficient assistant, though. She’s been trying to get over her feelings by dating other men and interviewing for other jobs—which doesn’t make Jake very happy. But Anne is determined not to put her life on hold for him. 

When she gets a new job offer, Jake will do anything he can to keep her, but he still only seems to want her as an employee. Anne might find him irresistible, but she’s learned to resist. There are lines that he’ll just never cross. 

But then everything changes in only one night...

One Night With Her Roommate

To say that Meg's roommate East is a little flaky is an understatement as far as Meg is concerned. East doesn't have a job and he doesn't seem to take anything seriously. Even so serious Meg can't help caring for the guy. 

When a kiss leads to more, will serious Meg take the next step with someone who seems completely so different from her?

While East comes off as the mysterious type it seems we don't really get to understand why by the end of the book. That was a little disappointing, still I liked Meg and East together. They seem to be what each needs. 

Ever since her former roommates deserted her, Meg has had to share an apartment with a lazy, obnoxious ass. He won’t pick up after himself, and he refuses to get a good job. Plus, he doesn’t always wear enough clothes—which is really a problem, because he’s hot. 

Maybe he’s occasionally funny. And every now and then he can be sweet. But mostly he’s just annoying. It doesn’t matter how much he’s starting to flirt with her—Meg is going to resist. She’s way too smart to fall for a guy who never takes anything seriously. 

But then everything changes in only one night...

One Night With the Best Man

Talk about two people who couldn't be more different. Justin, Jake's (from book 1) baby brother, and Raney have nothing really in common. Justin is a little geeky, but Raney thought that she and he were getting along well until something happened between them that Raney just doesn't understand. 

On the weekend of Jake and Anne's wedding Justin and Raney are forced together and she realizes how much Justin is beginning to mean to them, but misunderstandings and uncertainty keep the two apart. 

I always like the story where the geeky guy gets the pretty girl. Justin is a good guy and Raney is the sweetest girl. So different the two work well together.  

Raney wants to enjoy being a bridesmaid at her friend’s wedding, but the best man, Justin Woodward, keeps putting a damper on her mood. He’s brilliant and kind of geeky—not at all the kind of guy she’s used to—but she’s always been nice to him, so she can’t figure out why he acts so cool and obnoxious with her. 

It shouldn’t matter what he feels about her, but she can’t stop thinking about him. So her mission for the weekend is to get Justin to like her. Her attempts don’t seem to work at all. 

But then everything changes in only one night...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Romance Book Review: Cassie Wright's Den & Breakfast

Author: Cassie Wright
Series Connection: Honeycomb Falls
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Witch Themed Romance, Were Themed Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Shelf

Purchase Link: Amazon

Rachel is having a real bad day. She just finds out that the grandmother she intended to reconnect with, but never found the time to, has passed away. If that isn't bad enough she is fired from her job, only to come home early to find her freeloading boyfriend having sex with another woman in her bed. Now she has some choices to make. 

She decides getting away and visiting the home her grandmother left her is just what she needs to cheer herself up. When she gets there she finds a whole different world waiting for her and one real upset shifter whom her grandmother had locked away on the grounds of her estate. 

This book is one very quick standalone in a in the Honeycomb Falls, maybe just a little too quick. I loved Rachel and her journey to finding her inner strength I just wish it would have taken a little longer to get there and we got a chance to spend a little more time with Blake. Otherwise this is just a very erotic romance with a little bit of storyline. The author could have cut one of the sex scenes and added a little more time to get to know the characters a little more. 

Otherwise the storyline is pretty good and the characters have a lot of potential.

 A BBW in search of love + A sexy shifter only she can free = Smokin' Roaring Romance 

When Rachel inherits her grandmother's home in the idyllic village of Honeycomb Falls, she decides to turn it into a gorgeous bed & breakfast. Yet will her plans survive her encounter with the sinfully hot werewolf masquerading as the gardener, or the darker heritage that her grandmother has left her, whom rumor has was a powerful witch? 

Reader Note: This book contains searing sex (ice cream time-outs are recommended), adult language (he knows what he likes and he's not shy about demanding), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with a sinfully hot wolf on one funny curvy girl, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Romance Book Review: Michele Bardsley The Shadow Pack Rules

Author: Michele Bardsley 
ISBN-13: 978-1505383485
Series Connection: An Alpha Werewolf Shifter Paranormal Romance
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf Romance, Shifter Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Freeman Publication

Purchase Link: Amazon

Arabelle was supposed to have a very different life. She was born just six minutes after her sister but that meant that she was the second sister not the first. In her world that meant she was free to live her life. All first daughters in Arabelle's generation were already promised to the local werewolf pack.

It didn't turn out that way for Arabelle, when her sister died that meant that all Arabelle's dreams were taken away from her. To honor her family and her community Arabelle must now participate in the "Choosing".

When the alpha chooses Arabelle as his mate Arabelle must face a lot of changes in her life including falling in chance of falling in love with her new mate.

Despite a few typos here and there this book offers a well rounded paranormal romance featuring everything from hot love scenes to a good fight.

This version of the book is published in a serial version and includes:
1. Chosen by the Alpha
2. Taken by the Alpha
3. Ruled by the Alpha
4. Rescued by the Alpha
5. Loved by the Alpha 

An Alpha Werewolf Shifter Paranormal Romance Novel 

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Michele Bardsley 

Every 20 years, the Shadow Pack arrives in the small desert community of Bleed City, Nevada. To honor the pact made 150 years ago with the werewolves, the town offers up their eldest daughters for the Choosing--a ceremony where the shifters pick their virgin brides. 

Like most werewolf packs, the Shadows need human females for mating and breeding so they can replenish their werewolf bloodlines. Arabelle Winton considers the entire process somewhat barbaric, but as the oldest female in her family, she must take her place among the other women. What she doesn't expect is to catch the interest of Alpha Greyson Burke. 

Yes, Grey can have her body any way he wants... but Belle will never give her heart to a werewolf.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Romance Book Review: Jo Ellen's Texas Pack Series

Author: Jo Ellen
Series: Texas Pack

New author Jo Ellen features her first series with romance sub-genre fantasy/paranormal Texas Pack. So far the three stories, which leaves the door open to more in the series features three brothers who live in small town, Wolf Creek, Texas. The brothers run and ancient old pack of werewolves that watch over a magical pond that hold the entrance gates to the fae world.

Together with their new mates and members of the fae guard the Wolf Creek Pack watch over the magical pond from those who would abuse the magic powers from the pond.

In the first story Wolf Creek Alpha, oldest brother and pack alpha Rafe meets his match in witch Lisa. Visiting friends in Wolf Creek Lisa meets a new man and soon realizes there is more to this world than she ever knew. Now she's meeting werewolves and finding out she has magical abilities of her own that she never knew she had.

Rafe says Lisa is her mate and that they will forever be together, but Lisa has no idea how to take this strangers word for something that could be nothing more than just lust.

Then there is a who other problem. An dark fae has his sights on Lisa and what happens if he gets his hands on Lisa and her new found powers. Not to mention that he could then get access to the magical pond.

Wolf Creek Alpha

ISBN-13: 978-1494255039

Purchase Link: Amazon

Rafe: Handsome * Strong * Protective 
Lisa: Beautiful * Funny * Sarcastic 

Lisa is a snarky witch using humor to navigate her new 'normal'. 

Rafe is an alpha male, growling one moment, then grinning the next as he tries to corral his stubborn, defiant witch. 

Lisa has no idea that magic actually exists until she is threatened by a powerful dark fae--and until she meets the alpha of the East Texas wolf pack. Rafe is in charge of guarding the pack's magical pond. And, now, he's in charge of guarding Lisa too. 

When a seer from the cougar pride has a vision concerning all shifters, Rafe must ask the light fae to help him protect Lisa and the pond from the menace that threatens them all. 

Rafe knows Lisa is his mate. Convincing her is another matter. 

Her Wolf Creek series are contemporary romance, paranormal, supernatural/fantasy books about werewolves and alphas, witches, Fae, shifters and shapeshifters, mates, druids and wizards. Evil Fae and Good Fae alike. Oh, and a couple of cougar shifters also! Book 2 adds Druids into the mix...

In the second book, Wolf Creek Enforcer, middle brother Ian is the pack enforcer. His whole life has been about protecting his family, his pack and the magical pond. 

Suddenly one day Ian feels like he needs to go out wondering in search of something but he doesn't know exactly what. When he leaves he finds his mate, Melanie, walking along on the highway. She's not anything he ever thought his mate would look like and completely opposite of Ian. Hopefully opposites really do attract and stay together forever.

Melanie knows she has met her destiny in Ian, but she has a big secret that not many people know. She's magical, but in a whole different way. Can she trust Ian with her secret and will the big bad protector let her keep her job if they decide to mate.  

Wolf Creek Enforcer
ISBN-13: 978-1494747954

Purchase Link: Amazon

Ian: Handsome * Stoic * Protective 

Melanie: Beautiful * Funny * Free Spirit 

Ian is the head enforcer for his pack. Something is pulling at him until he hits the road, looking for his mate. He finds Melanie, a free spirit hitchhiking in New Mexico. Once he gets her to his home in East Texas, he has to protect her from an evil wizard who wants her for her magical abilities. Melanie couldn't wait to explore this feeling that led her to take to the highway. Finding Ian was more than she could have hoped for. The difficult part would be telling him of her family's secret and the job she was entrusted with.

In book three, Wolf Creek Ghost, baby brother Devlin is happy to not be mated, however riding his new motorcycle into town one day he meets a woman who might just be his mate, but there's something off and he can't figure out what it is. 

Ever since she was a little girl, Olivia has always seen ghosts. Her family doesn't know what to do with her. No one else in the family has this ability. So she takes off and travels around, helping her ghostly friends whenever she can. 

Ghost Jack has been traveling around with her when they make their way to Wolf Creek. Olivia isn't sure what she can do for him, but she knows that Wolf Creek is where she needs to be and where she meets Devlin. 

Devlin knows he has to help Olivia, if she will let him. Olivia just wants to help Jack and then figure out what to do with her love life later. 

Now there is a crunch against time to find a way to get rid of an evil ghost before he can gain too much power from the magic pond. 

Wolf Creek Ghosts

Purchase Link: Amazon

Devlin meets his mate near his home when her car breaks down. He knows instantly she is his mate, but he has some concerns. She talks to imaginary people. 

Olivia enjoys nice clothes, manicures, and helping ghosts that are lost or lonely. Talking to dead people is commonplace for her. Meeting a man claiming to be her mate and a werewolf blows her mind. 

They will work together to send an evil ghost on to the fate that awaits his darkened soul.

Series Review: This is a great series for those who love short fantasy romance. It has all the fun paranormal species including handsome alpha males and strong females of all shapes and sizes. Each female lead has her strengths. The themes are way out their but the characters are likable and there is a fair amount a humor placed within the short suspense spurts. The author is definitely getting better as she goes along. I hope she continues on with the series.