Double the Heat (New York Blades #7.5)
New York Times bestselling sensations Lori Foster and Deirdre Martin and USA Today bestselling authors Elizabeth Bevarly and Christie Ridgway join together for this enticing anthology. With authors like this, readers get double the pleasure and double the hea ...more
I have read all of the books in the series from three of the authors and I guess since I had that background for the stories I related better to the characters. All of the characters had good chemistry with at least one sizzling sex scene. If you are into Lori Foster's Winston series, Deirdre Martin's New York Blade...more
Hart and Soul by Lori Foster
This short story should be read after Dex's story from Double the Pleasure but it's not absolutely necessary. In Dex's story we learn that Hart had a one-night stand with Lisa who he describes as plain and not his normal type. In H ...more
Contemporary Anthology -Dec 1st, 2009
Breaking the Ice by Deirdre Martin
Deirdre Martin has written a short and charming romance.
Lennie has recently moved to New York to take classes at a fashion college. Where she quickly makes herself at home with her Aunt Mary and an eclectic cast of housemates that are a fun and amusing to read. On a chance occurrence of mistaken identify she meets the handsome and friendly Sebastian the newest member of the city’s professional hockey te ...more
The other three stories were not my favorite. The Deidre Martin one was pretty good and did make me want to seek out some of her other books, but other two were not anything that would make me w ...more
Breaking the Ice by Deirdre Martin: This is book 7.5 in the New York Blades series. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I enjoyed it. I actually put that whole series on my wishlist after reading this book. He's new t ...more
Apparently this is tied into another series by her, that I didn't know about until now. I guess I'll have to go check it out.
I liked that Brian O'Quinn (or is it Quinn?) from the previous NY Blade's series, a minor side character from Just a Taste, got an acknowledgement. He married Vivi's sister who I hated and can't remember her name at the moment. Well at least she wasn't IN the book, because I really didn't like her.
The story with Lennie and Sebast ...more
As for the other stories, I enjoyed fthem well enough.No offense to the other authors, but they didn't do a whole lot for me.
Lori Foster - 4 stars. Protected sex. I was surprised I liked this one. I didn't really care for Hart in the last book. I thought he was a jerk! He comes off better in this one. Joe is in it as well.
Deirdre Martin - 3 stars. Protected sex. This one started off great! I really liked the H/h. Then, just like in the last anthology, DM has her female lead act like an idiot. If this is her usual, then forget it! I can't stand a stupid heroine.
Elizabeth Bevarly - 1 s ...more
Deidre's Book- enjoyed Sebastian and Lennie. The "conflict" felt forced as if the author needed something to cause dissent between the couple. Lennie's reaction seemed too extreme, and their time apart was too long in my opinion. Up till the conflict the story was good.
Elizabeth's story- Good story, and liked that Max and Amanda had such animosity towards one another. Didn't like ...more
Each story was fun and light. Other than falling in love they don't share any themes. In fact they are all remarkably different.
I enjoyed it enough to recommend it, especially as a travel read; the lightness and the length of the individual stories is perfect for time on a plane or time ...more
The 1st (Lori Foster) was good, and is a continuation of the Winston clan. Short, to the point with a little bit of suspense thrown in.
The 2nd (Deidre Martin) was good as well, which combines the Blades series and the Harts (sort of, the characters were there).
From the other book, I didn't care for Hart and his actions in this one didn't change my mind. I hated how he treated Lori with no regard and I loved it when she was short with him and gave him crap. Her nickname of Skippy had me laughing and so appropriate. I have a hard time believing in the HEA for these two.
The other stories in this collection were pretty good, quick reads. This was a perfect book to read during my lunch breaks.
I'm going to have to look into Deidre Martin's hockey series.
|Lori Foster's New Winston Story Featured in New Anthology||1||5||Dec 01, 2009 09:27AM|
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds fro ...more