I saw some buzz about this book on Goodreads...all good and knew I had to immediately add it to the TBR pile and then promptly moved it to the top of...moreI saw some buzz about this book on Goodreads...all good and knew I had to immediately add it to the TBR pile and then promptly moved it to the top of the list.
Wow what an intriguing story!
Although at times dark with the subject matter, I couldn’t help but feel anxious and on the edge of my seat with anticipation about what was going to happen and where the story was headed.
I will definitely be checking out more books by this author!
Another great instalment in the Sam and Nick saga. As much as I love these 2 together, I can't help but feel excited every time Sam and that pesky FBI...moreAnother great instalment in the Sam and Nick saga. As much as I love these 2 together, I can't help but feel excited every time Sam and that pesky FBI agent Avery Hill are within spitting distance of each other. You can't help but feel their chemistry together and although I know nothing will ever come from it, I love how much it pisses Nick off.
Can't wait to see how Sam deals with all the new developments and having to live even more in the limelight now that Nick is VP. It's going to be interesting.
This series is one of my favorite and these characters never disappoint. (less)
The first thing I did after I started reading Twister Perfection was head out to get gas. Strange? Ummm not really. I thought I'd try my luck and see...moreThe first thing I did after I started reading Twister Perfection was head out to get gas. Strange? Ummm not really. I thought I'd try my luck and see if I played dumb about pumping my own gas my own personal Woods Kerrington might magically appear to lend a hand...wishful thinking...not to be.
Wow! I loved this story. Della Sloane was so innocent and yet determined to experience everything life had to offer after a very different, difficult and disturbing upbringing. And to think she started her road trip *experiencing* with hottie McHot Woods Kerrington. Della and Woods...2 ships that passed in the night with a decadent, steamy detour along the way.
Woods is the dutiful son. Engaged to a rival business family’s rich bitch daughter. He’s most certainly caught between an uncomfortable rock and a hard place when Della’s ship crosses his path again 4 months after their initial encounter. He’s being forced into a situation he feels he has no control over in order to assume his rightful place in the family business. He’s got a tough decision to make between family, business and love. Oy Vey!
Damn these books that don’t end. This one kind of shocked me though. I will be eagerly anticipating the next book to see what's in store of Woods and Della. (less)
I was going to take a break from reading NA books but then I saw the cover and read the blurb for Elite and I will admit I was intrigued.
What the heck...moreI was going to take a break from reading NA books but then I saw the cover and read the blurb for Elite and I will admit I was intrigued.
What the heck was this Elect and what was up with all the rules?
When Trace arrived at Eagle Elite after winning the admittance lottery and she *gasp* dared to break the sacred rules on the first day of school and got up all up in God-Like Nixon’s face I was like "you go girl!"
Who were these snobby, spoiled Elect at this weird College? At one point I wondered if they were even human or from another world. I just couldn’t comprehend the way everyone was acting and it all seemed to be a big secret everyone was in on except for Trace. And I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why she wanted to stay at school with these people after the way they treated her.
Ohh and I was very wrong about them not being human...they were.
I guess if I could sum up Elite it would be to describe it as The Godfather meets Gossip Girl.
This one is hard for me to rate so 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars because the author did a good job of making me want to read and figure out what was going on. (less)
I love reading romantic suspense. And when done right and it hits all my buttons, I go to my happy place with a huge smile on my face.
Concrete Evidenc...moreI love reading romantic suspense. And when done right and it hits all my buttons, I go to my happy place with a huge smile on my face.
Concrete Evidence is top-notch romantic suspense. It had everything I crave and love about the genre. Betrayal, deception, a great detailed non-stop action story and lots of sexy flirting and sexual tension.
Erica and Lee based on their incorrect perception and knowledge about each other know their relationship is trouble but they so can’t help the attraction they feel towards each other. They are super hot together.
Erica Kesling thinks Lee Scott is a spoiled, lazy, younger that her at 25 intern who only seems intent on really applying himself to his latest game of Tetris. Boy is she wrong. In reality Lee is secretly working undercover at Drake and Talon, hired by his step-brother JT Talon to discover who is involved in smuggling antiques into the Country using the company as a cover. I adore the working undercover, you have no idea who I really am troupe. I eagerly turn the pages in anticipation for the fallout when all is revealed. I was not disappointed.
You can really tell Rachel Grant knows her stuff. Concrete Evidence had a very interesting storyline that set the stage for a rich, well developed story with so many twists and turns.
I loved Erica. This poor girl had been through the wringer and yet she was totally dedicated to her job, trying to get herself out of financial ruin thanks to her dear Mama and wanted desperately to clear her professional name.
Lee was sent into Drake and Talon to solve a crime and find a crook and number one on his suspect list was his tantalizing boss Erica. But the more time Lee spent in close quarters with Erica he began to have serious doubts that Erica was the culprit he was looking for. Then a blast from the past sends shock waves through Erica’s life and bad things started happening to her and all of Lee’s protective instincts kick in.
I can’t recommend Concrete Evidence enough if you are looking for an action packed, well plotted, steamy, sexy romantic suspense story. I can’t wait for Ms. Grant’s next book Grave Danger.
I’ve just added another author to my RS auto-buy list right up there with Laura Griffin, Pamela Clare, Karen Rose and Roxanne St. Clair. (less)
I’ve had this one for awhile on the TBR and I think when I saw the buzz about book 2 Second Chance Boyfriend on Twitter, I wanted to read thi...more4.5 stars
I’ve had this one for awhile on the TBR and I think when I saw the buzz about book 2 Second Chance Boyfriend on Twitter, I wanted to read this one right away.
Fable and Drew are an unlikely couple. In fact they aren’t a couple, yet they are the perfect couple. They barely know each other but they know “of” each other. Drew’s the star of the football team and Fable’s got her own reputation whether it’s earned or not.
Fable desperately needs the money Drew offers to be his fake girlfriend for one week. How can she refuse when it will keep help keep a roof over her head and food on the table? She’s already working two jobs and is basically the sole caregiver to her thirteen year old brother. Drew presents an offer to Fable that she just can’t refuse. It’s a win-win.
But what starts out as a simple business transaction with no feelings involved quickly turns to like, respect and love as Fable and Drew forced together in close quarters come to discover truths about each other and neither can deny the growing attraction between them.
I was smart to start this book. I will end with one word: MARSHMALLOWS! (less)
You cannot imagine my joy at seeing a book including anything even remotely related to tennis *happy dance*. I love tennis and I love reading and it d...moreYou cannot imagine my joy at seeing a book including anything even remotely related to tennis *happy dance*. I love tennis and I love reading and it doesn’t happen very often when the two converge. So color me ecstatic when I saw Broken at Love was about a tennis playing hero...kind of...not really.
Nobody gets to be a world class, elite athlete at 20 without a lot of hard work, sweat, tears and dedication and for that reason I just couldn’t relate to sullen, oh-whoa-is-me, rich, pretty boy Quinn Rowland.
Yes life dealt him a low blow by ending is promising tennis career much to early, yes is father is a dickhead and his step-brother is one step above being the devil incarnate but that still doesn’t excuse his terrible behavior and treatment of girls by participating in his brother’s twisted Grand Slam games.
I never understood Quinn’s motivation. Like sleeping with a bunch of googly-eyed girls and then dumping them in his asshole way to get back at his Russian tennis star ex-girlfriend for breaking up with him? Like she would know or care? I didn’t feel the least bit sorry for him and by the time Quinn redeemed himself, it was just a little bit too late for me to care about him after spending a good portion of this booking thinking he was a 20 year old dickhead frat boy.
I guess I’ll keep searching for my next tennis-centric book. Final score 6-1, 6-4. (less)
The Bet had a similar storyline to a book I just finished One Week Girlfriend...the I-need-a-fake-girlfriend-to-take-home-to-the-family plot....more2.5 stars
The Bet had a similar storyline to a book I just finished One Week Girlfriend...the I-need-a-fake-girlfriend-to-take-home-to-the-family plot. In Jake's case he needs a pretend girlfriend to clean up his act and improve his wayward, playboy image to appease the board of directors of the family company of which he is CEO at 21...mmmmm ok. Enter his childhood, best friend forever Kacey who agrees to be his fake fiancée and head home to perpetrate the lie in front of friends, family and the all important paparazzi. This plan had disaster written all over it especially since Jake and Kacey aren’t exactly BFF‘s anymore. Why Kacey? Why?
Kacey’s childhood nemesis in the form of Jake’s older brother Travis has also returned to the family homestead for a visit unbeknown to Kacey and then it’s a free for all and a three ring circus breaks out. Sibling rivalry is alive and well in the Titus household.
I know these characters are young. But the author chose to make a 21 yr old the CEO of a company and the 23 yr old the owner of one of the largest ranches in Seattle. Unfortunately for the most part they acted like they were 12 yr olds in middle school.
I think I need to switch genres for a while. I need a break from NA. Bring on a romantic suspense. (less)
I moved Protecting What’s His up the TBR after seeing Mandy @ Smexybooks tweeting about the verra verra durty mouth on the hero. Who does...more3.5 - 4 stars
I moved Protecting What’s His up the TBR after seeing Mandy @ Smexybooks tweeting about the verra verra durty mouth on the hero. Who doesn’t love that?
Derek and Ginger butt heads from the minute they meet. He’s a police Lieutenant used to barking commands and having his men follow them without hesitation or question.
Ginger’s had to shoulder adult responsibilities from a far younger age than anyone should be forced to. She’s been the main stabilizing influence in her younger sister Willa - WIP for short (loved that nickname) since she was barely more than a kid herself since their mom is a druggie/alcoholic/hooker. Mom of the year material for sure...not.
Ginger Peet does not say “How high?” when Derek shouts “Jump!”. Let the games begin. (less)
This book wasn’t available to me in Canada while it was serialized...Canada eh? Once I got over my initial disappointment I realized this was a blessi...moreThis book wasn’t available to me in Canada while it was serialized...Canada eh? Once I got over my initial disappointment I realized this was a blessing in disguise since I hate this new trend towards serializing books. But I’d read Snow’s Kathleen Turner series and loved it so I really, really wanted to read Blank Slate. Good things come to those who wait.
Color me excited the day I discovered Blank Slate available in it’s entirety on Amazon and reasonably priced to boot. Win-win!
Clarissa O’Connell is Kathleen Turner reincarnate...2.0...and is just as much as a trouble magnet. Poor FBI agent Erik Langston never stood a chance.
If you’ve enjoyed Snow’s Turner series then you will certainly enjoy Blank Slate and it’s non-stop, over the top action and sexy tension between an FBI agent out to catch his man...err girl...even if she can’t remember her checkered past.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Blank Slate is a wild ride. (less)
I’m a huge Julie James fan and she’s been an auto-buy author for me since I discovered and read my first ever book by her Just the Sexiest Ma...more3.5 stars
I’m a huge Julie James fan and she’s been an auto-buy author for me since I discovered and read my first ever book by her Just the Sexiest Man Alive.
I’ve loved all the other books in the FBI/US Attorney series but for me I just didn’t connect to the story in Love Irresistibly. Too much time spent for me about the Food Service Industry at big venues and trying to win contracts...too much filler like in a hotdog and I just lost interest.
There was still lots of Julie James trademark sexy, witty humorous banter between Cade and Brooke and I did enjoy their scenes.
The Kindle sample sold this book. I love when that happens. I stayed up way too late on a work night reading this book and couldn't wait to get back a...moreThe Kindle sample sold this book. I love when that happens. I stayed up way too late on a work night reading this book and couldn't wait to get back at it.
I loved the dog fighting ring storyline. It was a change of pace from the sex slave or drug cartel storylines that seem to permeate books today.
The heroine was on the youngish side and certainly naive, but it worked for the story. And she's got pretty good aim with her Jimmy Choos.
Ian/Fitz was a good "bad guy", a great cop and I loved that his and Jessica’s relationship actually developed over a few months even though their attraction to each other was instantaneous. The circumstances at the start of Falling in Danger lend itself to lots of sexual tension between them.
And Bruta….what can I saw about this big, scarred Pit-bull? I think had I been in Jessica’s place I would have been terrified of him in the beginning but your heart can’t help but feel for what he has to endure as a fighting dog. As a dog lover I couldn’t help but cringe at his brutal treatment…I felt so sorry for him. I certainly grew to love him...you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t and I was so glad he got to show his true colors. In the end he was the true hero.
I will definitely be reading more from this author. (less)