We've all read those books with characters that we fall in love with and when the book is done, we wonder what happened to? In this novella, we get th...moreWe've all read those books with characters that we fall in love with and when the book is done, we wonder what happened to? In this novella, we get the next part of Jen and Shane. In this story we get to find out how deep their love is and what they're willing to sacrifice for each other because of that love.
While reading this my heart ached for both of them, I could feel emotions for both of their sides of the issue facing them. Would you be willing to not prevent even the smallest chance of preventing a return of Jen's cancer? Would you ever ask the man you love to give up a part of who he is and was when you met him to keep him safe for you? These are the questions Shane and Jen have to answer.
I do recommend reading Because of You first to get the first part of Shane and Jen's story. I loved this story. Well done Jessica! (less)
Fortune’s Favor is the fourth in Marie Harte’s Power Up series of psychically enhanced agents for the government.
A year after the program is disbanded...moreFortune’s Favor is the fourth in Marie Harte’s Power Up series of psychically enhanced agents for the government.
A year after the program is disbanded; the former government agents are all working in a gym in Bend, OR. Funded by an unknown benefactor, they’re sent on jobs to retrieve stolen artifacts that have psychic or mystical ability.
Nathan is the playboy, whose sex life is a revolving door of men. But with his history, he doesn’t want to get too close to anyone. And he’s been lusting after someone in his unit for sometime now, but he’s not gay, so there’s no hope there. With his ability to read items with a touch, he has to be careful not to absorb too much from the things that surround him
Avery is a by the book, always in charge kind of guy. Bi-sexual, he’s never really hidden that fact, and he’s eyed Nathan for awhile now, but with no intention of becoming part of that long list of men hopping in and out of Nathan’s bed. But he’s seen into the future and knows that he and Nathan get together, but as just lovers for a short time or more like he wants, that’s the part he can’t see.
Sent as partners on a mission to retrieve a mystically evil knife, a knife that calls for blood, this sends them back to Nathan’s home town. And into the pain of his past to find his Uncle who now has the knife in his possession, the Uncle who abused him while he was growing up. And along the way partners become more than that, they become lovers. And as Avery helps Nathan deal with the pain of his past, they move past partners, lovers, and friends and into love.
I fell in love with both of these characters. They are both so real and believable, Nathan with his easy going charm and Avery’s by the book orderly life. You knew that Avery was the perfect man to help Nathan through his past trauma with both order and love. (less)
Looking at Rose is first in Qwilla’s new series called the Poker Posse. I have been waiting for this book since I first heard the concept for this ser...moreLooking at Rose is first in Qwilla’s new series called the Poker Posse. I have been waiting for this book since I first heard the concept for this series…and it didn’t disappoint at all. Now I’ll be the first to admit that is took me a bit to get comfortable with BDSM books, and I now enjoy books with liter BDSM in them. This book I loved!
What are five Southern Belle Mamas suppose to do when their daughters are still living at home and there’s not a prospect of a groom in sight? This is the question of the night at the ladies poker night. Where can they find a groom for their girls? Why at The Omen, the local BDSM club in town.
Rose and her four girlfriends are spending a quiet night lamenting the lack of suitable men in their lives. So where can five singles girls find the right men for them? Why at the local BDSM club in town The Omen of course!
So what happens when Mamas and Daughters all wind up at the same BDSM club on the same night? You’ll need to read this and find out. Oh, and watch out for Mama Rae…
One of the things I truly loved about this book was the characters; both the mamas and daughters were warm and well rounded people. The story was well written, focusing as much on the relationships between all of the women and the element and D/s relationship that forms when Rose finds the man she can see spending her life with.
Now I just have to wait to see how the rest of the ladies fare…I can’t wait! (less)
I am always waiting for Tara's next book set in Laguna Beach. While this one isn't part of the "Balls" series, it still has the same great quirky char...moreI am always waiting for Tara's next book set in Laguna Beach. While this one isn't part of the "Balls" series, it still has the same great quirky characters that all of the books in this setting do. And that is what I love most about these books. The sense of community and friends that live in these books.
A troubled childhood has Micah living his life under tight health conscious control, not leaving much room for other's non-healthy life styles. After a crap-tastic day of his best customers coming to his raw food store with (gasp) cupcakes, finding his boyfriend in his bed with someone not him and kicking him out..well maybe it's time to go to an Anti-Valentine's day party and drown his sorrows in some organic wine.
Quentin with his Grandma Mary Beth have just moved to Laguna Beach from the South, where gay gentlemen don't come out to anyone. Even their very loving, hip Grandmas. And starting over with a cupcake bakery using Mary Beth's recipes, he still thinks he needs to keep his secret. Which he has always hidden using a drag persona named Queen. And it's as Queen he attends and catches the eye of Micah at the Anti-Valentine party.
What follows are misunderstandings, blackmail, re-evaluations of beliefs and reveling of secrets on a path to love. This is just a sweet story that touches your heart, like all of Tara's stories do. Her characters are warm, real people who are learning life lesson as you read their journeys to their happily ever after. (less)
The Lost Locket is the first in a series by Marie that kind of takes off where Circe's Recruits and Dawn Endeavor series ended. Members of the PWP hav...moreThe Lost Locket is the first in a series by Marie that kind of takes off where Circe's Recruits and Dawn Endeavor series ended. Members of the PWP have move to Bend, OR and are keeping busy running a gym which covers as a base of operation for their new work as civilians. The gym also lets them work off their excess psychic energies.
Keegan and James have been friends from the first time they meet, making them work partners. And they couldn’t be any more different than night and day. Keegan is the long, tall, built and buff Texas sweetheart and James is as Keegan calls him, Mr. GQ. They get sent a what is suppose to be a simple retrieval job across country to find a girl and the locket they are to bring back. And in this tale, this is where they take that next step into a stronger and more physical relationship. While this is easier for James since he’s lusted after Keegan forever and has always loved both sexes, Keegan is still fighting his attraction to James.
When they get to where they’re suppose to be to find the girl who has the item they need to retrieve, they both realize that maybe there’s suppose to be a third in their little mix. But for James, he’s knows that Rory is as wary about any relationship with the two of them as Keegan still is with the still new relationship with him.
This story is their journey past insecurities and into love. The sex scenes are the usual hotness you expect from Marie. But for me I loved the story itself, the difference in the characters in this love triangle and the evolving relationships.
While this is the first in a series, these books can stand alone and do not need to be read in any particular order. (less)
Post Apocalyptic Western. When I read that description I wasn’t real sure what I was going to find on the pages. Add the list...moreFuture meets the Past...
Post Apocalyptic Western. When I read that description I wasn’t real sure what I was going to find on the pages. Add the list of ‘Procreation is necessary, not optional. Women are a precious commodity. Harm the earth, lose your life. If it can eat you, it will’ and all kinds of interesting combinations come to mind.
As I started to read I loved Hinto from the beginning. He’s a bounty hunter trying to collect enough bounties to get a medical treatment for his dad. And in this future/past western Hinto rides a beast, which is a meat eating horse. Which is one of the ways that Marie Harte blended things from the old west with an element you’d think to see in a post apocalyptic world. Small details like this make this new west believable.
Thais is an Amazon and is given the task of returning her Queen’s crown when it’s stolen. Being out of the Amazon puts her well out of her element, even with her abilities to take care of herself. She and Hinto meet up and he offers her his services in tracking down the thief of the crown. As an Amazon, Thais isn’t used to dealing with men. So the relationship between the two of them starts slowly as friends and continues to build to the point where you know it’s going to just combust when they both give in their need for each other.
I have always been a huge fan of Marie’s writing and it’s her building of the worlds that the characters live and the world itself that always pulls me into her books. By the time I finish one of her books I know the characters like friends and I can visualize the world they live in completely. For me, another fantastic read from Marie. (less)