Monday, March 28, 2016

Romance Book Review: Genevieve Turner's Her Billionaire Rancher Boss

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Author: Genevieve Turner
Series Connection: A Cowboy of Her Own
ISBN: 978-1515211549
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Purchase Link: Amazon

Pilar Lopez is ready to move on and stop being the Merrill family's favorite charity case. For five years she has been Benedict Merrill's secretary for five years, after receiving a scholarship from the family and being given the job after her parent's death. When her brother graduated from high school she has plans to start over her life and do what she wants to do for herself.

What Pilar doesn't realize is that Benedict has plans of his own for Pilar. He's waited a long time for Pilar to finish the obligation of raising her brother and rather than lose his chance he makes a proposition to step up his plans.

Will Pilar be able to move forward with her plans or lose her heart Benedict and stay to build her life with Benedict.

Told in the third person from the heroines POV, Her Billionaire Rancher Boss is the first of the Cowboy of Her Own series.  The full length novel features a down to earth, not so perfect billionaire, who just wants to take care of everyone he loves, and a young woman who had to side track her life's goals after the death of her parents to raise her teenage brother and is now looking to get it back on track. The incredible attraction between the two has them both trying to reevaluating their goals.

We'll written sexy read.

She’s handed in her resignation—but this wealthy rancher has another position in mind…

In three months, Pilar Lopez will be free: free of the charity she’s always had to take from the Merrill family, free to live where she wants, free to be her own person. The secretarial job Benedict Merrill gave her five years ago has allowed her to support her younger brother and she’s indebted to the wealthy rancher. But soon her brother will be on his own and she’ll leave the tempting Benedict—and her powerful attraction to him—behind forever.

When she hands in her resignation, Benedict reveals plans of his own—ones that involve Pilar in his bed. She can handle a three month affair, no sweat. But when she starts to fall for Benedict, will she be able to handle loving him for always?

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Romance Book Review: Second Chance Ranch

Author: Liz Isaacson
Series Connection: Three Rivers Ranch
ISBN: n/a
Genre: An Inspirational Western Romance, Western Romance, Military Romance, Sweet Romance
Publisher: Amazon Digital

Purchase Link: Amazon

As a teen Squire had a big crush on Kelly, his sister best friend. He even asked her to her prom, but his heart was broken when she didn't even respond to his proposal. Now ten years later Kelly is back in his life and Squire still loves her just us much as he did back then, but she didn't want him then, how can she even want him now.

A lot has happened to Kelly in ten years. She fell for her boss, married him and then found out his was cheating on him and divorced him. Now she's back home and has a chance to work for the ranch she used to love spending time at as a kid. For her first assignment Kelly needs to help the owner's son, Squire, find missing money from the ranch before the ranch goes bankrupt.

As a wounded warrior, Squire is a character with a lot of depth. He is experiencing post traumatic stress and dealing with trust issues from when he was younger. Kelly is newly divorced with a four year old son and isn't sure she's ready for a relationship just yet. A lot of emotions flowing through the pages of this novel.

Do Squire and Kelly have enough patience and faith to make their second chance possible?

After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, anxious to prove himself capable of running the cattle operation so his parents can retire. Things would be easier if the ranch wasn’t missing 1.6 million dollars, which forces Squire to hire Kelly, the girl who rejected his high school prom invitation, as his accountant.

She’s back in town with her four-year-old son, living in her parent’s basement until she can get her life back together. With fresh ink on her divorce papers and open gashes on her heart, she’s not ready for much beyond her new job on the ranch.

Squire wants to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she needs, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, it will take patience and faith to make their second chance possible.

For fans of inspirational western romance authors Kimberly Krey, Becky Wade, and Denise Hunter.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Romance Book Review: Zoe Chant's The Billionaire Dragon Shifter's Baby

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Author: Zoe Chant
Series Connection: Gray's Hollow Dragon Shifters
Genre: BBW Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Dragon Shifter Romance
Publisher: Kindle

Purchase Link: Amazon

Tired and burned out social worker Amy is on her last hour before she takes leave from her demanding and emotional job. She makes one more stop to a foster family house to check on a baby placed in the family's custody. Expecting this will be the last time she sees this particular child before she is placed further into the system and eventually adoption, she receives the call from the baby's father that she hoped for, but is this just a fairytale or is a chance of a lifetime.

Dragon shifter Teo "Teddy" Gray doesn't have any idea he's a father. When he gets back from a long vacation and finally turns on his phone he hears the news and hopes he isn't too late to get his to daughter. What he finds when he meets his little girl and the woman who has been taking care of her is more than he could have asked for.

This is not your normal playboy billionaire and unknown baby story. Teddy is not the playboy you would expect, which really makes the book stand out in the crowd. This is book 5 of the Gray's Hollow Dragon Shifters series. You don't need to read the other books to understand this novella, but you may want to just to check out the other sexy dragon shifters.

A curvy social worker in need of a break + a carefree dragon shifter + a baby dragon who needs her father = one hot and heartwarming romance!

Amy McCullough has to handle just one last case before she takes some much-needed leave from her stressful job as a social worker. But when she finally gets the call from a baby's missing father, Amy's the one who gets a fairy tale ending. The man she's been searching for turns out to be her childhood crush, Teddy Gray--and now that they're both adults, the pull between them is all grown up and impossible to deny.

Teo Gray was a carefree dragon living the billionaire playboy life until he got a phone call that changed everything. In one night he met the daughter he didn't know he had and the mate he never thought he would find. He's determined to step up and be the father Sophia needs and the mate Amy deserves, but can he change his ways quickly enough to keep them both?

The Billionaire Dragon Shifter's Baby is a standalone BBW dragon shifter romance. No cliffhangers!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Romance Book Review: Milly Taiden's Raging Fall Series So Far

Miss Taken
Raging Falls, Book 1
Author: Milly Taiden
ISBN-13: 9781517592646
Genre: Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural

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Purchase Link: Amazon

The first in a new series by Milly Taiden. Kira is just waiting for her 40th birthday so she can get her company back from her crazy brother. When her father died he decided she either had to be married or her brother would run her company, leaving Kira to clean up after her brother and hoping he wouldn't run her company into the ground before the day she could take over.

When her brother pushes Kira to go to check out a mountain property he wants to purchase and build cabins on, Kira is curious as to why he is so anxious to get his hands on the property. Driving out when a snow storm is about to hit probably was her first problem, having car trouble and breaking down on the background is the second and it can't get much worse when she feels herself being followed when she goes to search out help and suddenly hears a loud growl.

Lion shifter Luke finds Kira on his property passed out. It isn't long before he realizes that this human is his mate, he just has to convince her, which won't be easy because, besides the fact that she's the most stubborn woman, Luke has met, but there are some strange happenings around his home.

This was a fun read, but was over too quick. This is just a series of short novellas. If you like sexy shifter books, then you'll like this one. 

Waking up in some strange man’s bed was never big girl Kira Ardan’s goal for the day. Neither was waking up naked. Wait, naked? Someone had a lot of explaining to do and soon.

Luke Lyen is at the height of his need. He wants a mate and he wants her now. Finding the woman meant to be his brings out the lust he’s been fighting for days. If only she weren’t so stubborn, he might be able to get her to understand she is his. Then they could move on with dirty, freaky loving.

The big lion is doing things with his tongue that makes Kira’s brain cells melt. It will take more than a little danger to get this curvy woman to let go of her firm beliefs. She’s not interested in being anyone’s MINE, but maybe he can convince her to be HIS.

Miss Matched
Raging Falls, Book 2
ISBN-13: 9781523842346

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Purchase Link: Amazon

Carly is a little melancholy at her best friend's wedding and has just a bit too much to drink, when she invites bear shifter Bastien to her room after the wedding. She isn't looking for anything more than a night, no matter how sexy Bastien is. At least that's what she tells herself and Bastien.

Bastien knows that Carly is his mate but for the past few months has been having a hard time getting her attention. When he gets a chance to spend some time with her, he can't resist, but can he convince her to be his forever.

Bastien doesn't think he knows the first thing about romance, but as he sets out to give it a try, he works to win Carly's heart, just when it seems she has a lot more than enough male attention.

This is the second installment in the Raging Falls series. I didn't like it as much as the first because I was quickly becoming frustrated with the Carly. I am hoping there will be a next installment with Toni and Garret. That one should be a hoot.

Carly Toblan had a little too much champagne at her best friend’s wedding. Now she’s found herself flirting with a hunky shifter who’s bent on showing her how much he wants her. She’s never been with a shifter but suddenly this curvy girl is hearing the call of the wild up close and personal.

Bear-shifter, Bastien Auberon, knows two things for sure. 1. Carly is his mate and 2. She doesn’t want to want him. Too bad because she does. And he’ll use that unquenchable desire to get her to be his. He’d never used sex to keep a woman before, but in love and war, anything goes.

With her father sending eligible men her way, and someone trying to take his mate from him, Bastien’s ready to roar in frustration. He has a lot to figure out before he can get Carly into a forever state of mind. Claiming a woman had never been this difficult. Good thing he’s so persistent and will let nothing stand in his way.

Reader Note: I hope you’re ready for more panty-dropping sexiness. There’s hot, sweaty, naughty sex, adult language, lots of violence and blood, a BBW heroine with an attitude and a roaring bear ready to claim his girl. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you’re a fan of all things naughty and humor, this is perfect for you. Enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Romance Book Review: The mating moon is rising…

It has been a couple of weeks since I've posted, not because I haven't been reading, just because it has gotten pretty busy. One of the series I've been making my way through this month is part of a collaboration between several different authors. It is called Mating Season and features several series of novellas by authors Eliza Gayle, Emma Storm, Elsa Jade, Kenzie Cox and V. Vaughn.

The mating moon is rising…

Wherever that silver light touches, lone male werewolves are seized by the urge to find their mates. Join these six packs of growly alpha males (with six-packs!) as they seek out the smart, sassy women who are strong enough to claim them forever.

The “Mating Season” werewolf shifter novellas are brought to you by six authors following the adventures of six different packs. Each novella is the story of a mated pair (or trio!) with their Happily Ever After. Enjoy the run!

Each short story is themed in the shifter, paranormal genre. 

Eliza Gayle's features four stories from the Devils Point Wolves series, including Wild, Wicked, Wanted and Feral. Four women meet their werewolf match during mating season.

Emma Storm features three stories from the Grey Wolves Rising series. Three brothers in the throws of mating heat with their fated mates not too far away. 

Elsa Jade offers up the Wolves of Angels Rest with nine stories about the wolves of the Villalobos pack.

Kenzie Cox tells the story of of the Riveaux, Michelson and Davenne brothers and cousin werewolves living in the Bayou and looking for their mate.

And finally V.Vaughn's Winter Valley Wolves series. These wolves are very interested in finding their mates during mating season, but not all their mates are so interested in finding them. 

Next up in the Mating Season books include bear and dragon shifters and much more. For more information check out their website at:

Friday, March 4, 2016

Romance Book Review: Lauren Dane's Wolf’s Ascension

Author: Lauren Dane
Series Connection: Cherchez Wolf Pack
ISBN: 9781459293519
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Werewolf Romance
Publisher: Carina Press

Walking through the back alley Kari is attacked and nearly killed. When she wakes up in the hospital all isn't what it seems. Before she is released she is kidnapped and told a wild story, at least that is what she thinks until she has no choice to believe what she's told and her life changes forever.

Andreas had a plan. He would get to know the human woman who would be his mate and then tell her who he was and how her world would change, unfortunately his cousin's actions changed everything. Now Kari is a werewolf months earlier than planned and she hates Andreas.

Slowly the two come together, but not everyone is happy about their mating and now Kari is in more danger than ever. Andreas must find whoever in his pack wants Kari dead before it is too late.

The Cherchez series was the first series I read by Lauren Dane, it was interesting to get a chance to re-read the newly released books. Although some of the book titles will be changed, this book in the series kept the same title. The author said that she made some changes in this book, but it wasn't really anything that I noted in the theme of the the book, but it was fun to go back and revisit the series. I liked it the first time and it was good for a re-read.

Keep in mind there are a lot of erotic romance scenes.

My favorite in the original series was the second book which was originally called "Fire and Rain", but it will now be called "Sworn to the Wolf" and will be out on March 15.

Attacked by werewolves. Mated to the Alpha. Declared a queen. Kari is having an unusual day.

In the Cherchez wolf pack, loyalty is earned, not given. For Andreas, the pull he feels toward Kari cannot be ignored, a physical bond immediate and unbreakable—though Andreas wants to win Kari’s heart as well as her body. But someone isn’t happy about his new mate, and Kari’s just beginning to trust him and the pack when attempted murder threatens their newfound happiness.

Andreas brings out the deepest hunger in Kari, a sexy, passionate side of herself she never knew was there. And her new life as werewolf queen is turning out to be surprisingly emotional in other ways, as well. The bond she feels with Andreas extends to the others in the pack—others she’s now bound to defend.

And as the pack’s enemies are about to discover, Kari will do anything to protect her new family.

Previously published under a different title, newly revised by author