Cal and Jenna were fabulous protags. Their chemistry was of the charts and the love scenes top notch. I loved how Erickson didn't give them a fast andCal and Jenna were fabulous protags. Their chemistry was of the charts and the love scenes top notch. I loved how Erickson didn't give them a fast and easy fix to their relationship. The conflicts were realistic and blended well with the humor. t Looking forward to book two as Brent is quite the brat. ...more
Fans of Ilona Andrews and their On The Edge series will be happy to see some familiar faces in the second book in their self published series that focuses on a young woman whose struggles to survive lead her into an epic adventures fraught with suspense, humor, danger, and a smattering of romance. The Innkeeper Chronicles were originally published as serials, free of charge, on the Andrews’ blog. Book one, Clean Sweep, is the set up book for this world. We are introduced to Dina DeMille and given her backstory. You don’t have to read Clean Sweep in order to enjoy Sweep In Peace but it would help you to fully understand the characters, the world, and certain scenes in this installment.
Dina’s parents were innkeepers until they and their inn abruptly disappeared one day. Dina and her brother searched all the galaxies for their parents with no results. Dina decided to open her own inn, the Gertrude Hunt, hoping that someday a guest will walk her halls, see a picture of her parents and recognise them. As an unestablished inn owner, she is the last on the list for guests to use. When an Arbitrator comes to her, asking to use her inn for a peace summit in order to negotiate peace between three warring factions (the Otrokars aka the Hope Crushing Horde, the Holy Cosmic Anocracy, and the Merchants), she seriously considers accepting the challenge, knowing this could be a huge win for her or a total loss.
“There was an attempt to broker peace between the Otrokars & the Holy Cosmic Anocracy during their ten year conflict.”
“Yes, I am familiar with it.”
“Then you also know how it ended.”
“I believe the patriarch of the House of Jero lunged at the Otrokar Khan, & the Khan beheaded him.”
“He ripped the patriarch’s head off with his bare hands and then proceeded to the beat the Marshal of the House of Jero to death with it.”
“Well, this venture could be viewed as risky…”
From this moment on you are swept away on a high octane adventure as the Andrews continue to expand and evolve this cleverly fluid new world; layering it with new storylines, conflicts, and faces. Fast pacing keeps you engaged as the story unfolds, maintaining a fine wire edged balance between the humor and sorrow that permeates the pages. We are shown the price war has on families and friends and how hard it is to step away from the battlefield when you have nothing left to defend but your memories. Dynamic well-developed characters are in abundance and offer readers a cornucopia from which to cheer and jeer. We met a battle-hardened general whose only thought is for her last living son. We meet a knight in shining armor who has learned that fairy tales don’t exist all he has left is his grief. We meet a man who will do the unthinkable to see his family survive. Each of these people want peace so desperately you can taste it but are unable to figure out a way to do so without condemning themselves and their people in the process. Lucky for them, they have Dina.
“I’ve found awe tends to cut down on revolts.”
Dina is a breath of fresh air in Urban Fantasy where too often the main protagonist’s own story is a weight that the reader bears while reading. While Dina has her own problems, she carries no real baggage that impedes her emotional or mental growth. Intelligent, witty, and fast on her feet, her no-nonsense attitude is the stabilizer on which the story is built. Not one to tolerate any misbehavior in her home, watching her handle her guests provided much laughter.
“I am glad the rooms were to your liking, Under-Khan. Unfortunately, I must ask you to depart, so the Marshal of House Krahr can inspect the quarters of his people.”
“And if I insisted on staying?”
“Then I’ll seal your body in wood, so all you can do is breathe, and use you as a lawn ornament.
What I adore about this heroine and the Andrews writing in general is they appear to have found the magic formula that enables them to balance the conflict with the emotion without succumbing to trite plotlines or made up controversy.
Getting to see Jack, George, and Lark (On the Edge series) again was a gift I didn’t expect but so happy to have received. The changes in them are rather complicated and I can only wish we had been able to experience them growing up in order to understand why they are like they are now. Especially George. Sean and Armand revisit, though if you’re hoping for a clear resolution to that situation, you’re out of luck. And of course my favorite guest of all-Her Grace, Caldenia ka ret Magren. A ruthless predator whose actions in the past have left her in need of the inn’s sanctuary. Her love for Mello Yello and Funyuns is at odds with her diabolical nature.
She liked him, so she was torturing him. Her Grace in a nutshell.
The end is a roller coaster ride of such dramatic twists and turns it would have left Machiavelli in awe. While the Andrews don’t make Dina’s journey easy at all, they do make it an exciting ride that further solidifies their reputation as fantastic storytellers who only seem to improve with each new adventure.
I am definitely looking forward to more Innkeeper Chronicles in the future.
Out this entire series, I enjoyed this one the best. Maybe because in terms of plots and characterization, the hero and heroine acted the most realistOut this entire series, I enjoyed this one the best. Maybe because in terms of plots and characterization, the hero and heroine acted the most realistic. There were no extreme drama llama moments, alpha posturing, or off the wall plotlines that ran willy nilly through the story. . The flow was genuine and the action steady and engaging. My only qualm is the stalker angle. I felt they both resolved easily with no real explanations as to why. Looking forward to Kite's book. ...more
A super cute, sexy, and funny marriage of convenience romance between a roller derby soap making queen and a billionaire beta hero with a heart of golA super cute, sexy, and funny marriage of convenience romance between a roller derby soap making queen and a billionaire beta hero with a heart of gold. ...more
“Is this because I have my hand on your boob?” he asked.
I yawned widely, noting that he did not, in fact, move his hand from my left breast. “That, too.”
We all know how Jane Jameson and Gabriel Nightingale’s romance came about (and what a ride that was) but how did Andrea and Dick Cheney (no, not THAT Dick Cheney) meet and fall in love? Fangs For The Memories revisits the Nice Girls series and takes us down memory lane to show us how one of the series most interesting and fun couples- Andrea and Dick- starting dating.
Andrea doesn’t dislike vampires but after losing her self-esteem, respect, and parents because she dated one, she is wary of them. Now living in Half Moon Hollow and working as a human happy meal for clients, Andrea is rebuilding her life one job at a time and she has no time for the sexy Dick Cheney, a vampire who seems to enjoy walking on the seedier side of life. When a client of hers goes a little too far on a feeding and Andrea is left near dead, Dick swoops in to save her life and Andrea sees a different side of him-one she likes very, very much.
Most fans of Molly Harper’s Jane Jameson and Half Moon Hollow series have a soft spot for the irresistible pervy vampire-Dick Cheney. This short but sweet and funny novella picks up right when Jane’s beloved boss, Mr. Wainwright, has passed away and everyone is getting ready for Zeb and Jolene’s redneck Titanic themed wedding. Plenty of sass, snark, and cuddling follows Andrea as she resists Dick at all turns until he lays a huge hard wet kiss on her outside the book shop then shows up when she is in dire straits. In saving her life and learning he was ready to go all supervillain on her ex-boyfriend has Andrea seeing a new side to Dick-one that appeals to her bruised heart. This little niblet ends with them on a date and Dick showing his uber romantic side.
This should probably go without saying, Andrea, but I like you. So much. It feels silly to put it like that, but I know I don’t love you yet. I don’t know you well enough to be able to say that and have you believe me. But I could love you so easily. And I want you to love me, too.
I only had one issue which was I wish it had been longer. I wanted more dates and time spent together.
Lev by Bella Aurora is a cinderella-esque story about a homeless girl who is rescued off the streets by a rich man whose connections to the mob causeLev by Bella Aurora is a cinderella-esque story about a homeless girl who is rescued off the streets by a rich man whose connections to the mob cause trouble. An enjoyable story, perfect for fans of Jamie Begley, Lani Lynn Vale, or Bella Jewel. Though the story itself is a bit unbelievable at times, the characters & dialogue sucked me in. As cheesy as it sounds, it’s a sweet sexy story with no cheating or violence. ...more
Favorite Quote: “Fuck the guy, take the girl, save a soul”
Raze is a medic for Underworld General and a supernatural night club. He is also a seminus demon (sex demon) who has a bit of a problem. He’s gay. Unfortunately, he can only obtain the sexual release he needs to survive with females. 30 years ago he met a succubus, Fayle, who saved his life and now services him when he needs relief. Raze appreciates what Fayle does for him but neither are interested in each other and her possessiveness is beginning to wear on him. Raze has accepted his fate but when he meets a sexy man, he wonders if it’s possible for him to not only have what he needs…but who he wants.
Slake is an assassin for a demon run law firm. He escaped his violent homeland and made a deal with the devil (or someone pretty close to Satan) in order to survive but now finds himself on a deadline. He needs to retrieve a succubus and deliver her pronto or he forfeits his soul forever. The stunning medic he recently met has all his engines firing at full throttle but when he discovers his target, Fayle, is the only thing keeping the Raze alive, he finds himself caught in a trap of his own making.
As Raze and Slake look to find some middle ground, Fayle’s jealousy turns deadly, and suddenly Raze and Slake are fighting for more than their right to love. Now they’re fighting for their lives.
If you are anything like me, you glom Larissa Ione’s Demonica series with an unholy passion. I continue to wait breathlessly for each little niblet Ione releases in this world. When I heard she was writing an MM romance…my grabby hands went into hyper drive. As always, this wickedly dark and gritty paranormal world continues to thrive with it’s dynamic characters, devious plots lines, steamy sexually intense romances, and engaging often humorous dialogue.
Raze and Slake are a delightful addition to this world. Both are intelligent, gorgeous, honorable men who haven’t had the easiest of times. Ione weaves a sensual “lust at first sight” romance and divulges just enough into their backgrounds to help fan the flames of desire and attraction. Delicious love scenes and some unusual but well plotted twists helps these boys towards their happily ever after. Fans will delight in seeing cameos of various beloved characters who pop in and out to help Raze and Slake. My only qualm is the blurb claims Fayle and Raze are best friends but the storyline doesn’t support that. Their relationship is anything but friendly and decidedly one sided.
Once again Ione has given us a much desired and sexy glimpse back into her world and reaffirms that in the PNR genre, she is definitely royalty.
Saving Grace is a fun, sexy, humorous contemporary romance with lively banter, smoking hot chemistry, and a whimsical storyline that left me crackingSaving Grace is a fun, sexy, humorous contemporary romance with lively banter, smoking hot chemistry, and a whimsical storyline that left me cracking up the whole book. Though I loved everyone in here, Clementine the water, pickles, slice cheese, purple, dirt, nickname fearing dog completely stole the show. ...more
When I hear the name Alessandra Torres I instantly think dark romance so this book was a complete surprise for me. A lighthearted humorous small townWhen I hear the name Alessandra Torres I instantly think dark romance so this book was a complete surprise for me. A lighthearted humorous small town romance that pits a world weary famous movie star in the midst of a nasty divorce against a small town girl whose antics have made her infamous. Laughter, angst, and some steamy romance made this a fast fun read. Some may find the head hopping and switching of tenses annoying but for me, the story engaged me enough to overlook. ...more
The Lost Soul of Lord Badewyn is the third installment of Harlow’s enchanting and intriguing paranormal historical romance series-The Order of M.U.S.E. As with each installment in this series, each book can be read as a standalone though there are continuing subplots that cross from book to book. Even more strongly character driven than the first two books, the romance maintains a tight grip on the novel with the conflict being more personal in nature and not requiring the official investigations of the Order. Marlow writes her story with a smooth hand; engaging us at a steady pace as she develops a romance that draws in your attention right from the start. This book seems to be softer- not as action packed as the last two installments- choosing to embrace the emotional aspects to focus on.
I have been interested in getting Meg Anthony’s story since first meeting her. A strong, loyal, street smart young woman, her life hasn’t been a bed of roses. Used by her relatives for criminal activities, Meg eventually runs away and finds protection with the Duke of Camden. Called a finder, she is able to locate anyone or anything. Issues concerning her gift revolves around the fact she has to spiritually leave her body in order for it to work. Basically, she dies & her soul leaves her body, only to return when she wills it to. This has caused the Duke to place an edict on her that she will not use her gift unless she is given permission. The only one of the order who is not of the upper class, Meg feels insecure about her place in the order and struggles to accept that she is just as important as any of them. She feels unworthy of their kindness and affection.
Samuel, Lord of Badewyn, seeks to remain closeted from society due to his celestial nature and his family. He knows what will happen if he ever falls in love and marries. Something that has happened to every one of his brothers before him. He believes himself without a soul or heart ; unworthy of anyone’s affection. He’s fiercely loyal, intelligent, and stubborn. Once he sets himself on a course, it is almost impossible to deviate him from it. Yet, once he meets Meg, he begins to see that maybe he has a chance at a normal life.
I found our hero and heroine to be sweet, honest characters whose peculiarities actually make them perfect matches. Both unsure of their place in society and life, choosing to hide away rather than bring their problems to anyone’s door. Their strengths are magnified by their perseverance and intelligence, and willingness to fight for what’s right. The journey they travel together is littered with pitfalls and secrets but Marlowe tempers the seriousness with witty antagonistic banter, light flirting, and some humorous internal dialogue. Both of them know that due to their circumstances, falling in love is not a luxury that either can afford. Regardless, the chemistry between them is hot and delicious, leading to some delightful love scenes that allow them to bare their hearts to one another.
Familiar secondary characters dot the landscape, adding to the tension and suspense while resolving their own issues. We meet a few very interesting new faces who I shall enjoy seeing more of in the future. The strong camaraderie continues to be felt and Marlowe further explores the intricate ties that bind them together. I look forward to reading their stories in the future. As with most of Marlow’s books, a single grand gesture of love pushes the story towards the end, granting you the answers you seek and the happy ending you desire.
Daphne Arden has been trying to live down her mother’s wild antics for years but it’s hard when the gossip grapevine, nicknamed the beast, lives and breathes in her very own business, SPAkles Salon. Having been raised by her grandmother after her mother, Jolie, disappeared over 20 years ago, Daphne’s childhood was a mixture of speculation and innuendos. Having survived that gauntlet, all Daphne wants is to lead a quiet, respectable, boring life. But when her eccentric relatives refuse to act sane, dead bodies keep appearing in the pond behind her house, the gossip concerning who her father might be stirs back up, and the town lothario and former crush suddenly starts courting her, Daphne just knows the beast is getting ready to gobble her up for good.
This is my first time reading Kitty James but it won’t be my last. As an aficionado of small town romances, I was instantly encouraged when I was offered this for review. James’s voice rings true and clear as she opens her story with a look into the past at the heroine’s mother; giving readers an eye opener at just how wild this woman was. James then switches to the present to introduce us to our heroine, Daphne Arden, and show us how her mother’s actions from so long ago have affected her life and continue to do so in the present.
“Jolie made sure I was under a microscope my entire childhood…”
Everybody Talks is the second book set in Kitty James’s fictional town of Crestwood, NC. This small town romantic suspense series blends snarky humor, a multi-layered mystery, eccentric characters, and some steamy romance to build an engaging story that flows smoothly and evenly. Though this is the second in the series, I found it was self sustaining for the most part. James gives readers just enough to ensure anyone who has not read book one-Dragonfly-is not lost or confused. The namesake of the series, Kitty James, seems to take more of a supporting role in this installment to Daphne and her multitude of problems.
Heavily character driven, the story stays mainly in the present though it flips back to the past at pivotal moments in order to show the connections. Daphne mother was a real piece of work. A narcissistic, drug addicted, con artist, she used her beauty and body to get what she wanted leaving a trail of bodies in her wake. Daphne was born as a means to an end but lucky for her, her grandmother was there to give her the love and care she needed. After her mother disappeared, Daphne was raised by her grandmother and took over her beauty salon after she passed away. Forced to live in the town that never lets her forget who her mother was and what she did, Daphne goes to the extremes to make sure no one can mistake her for her mother. She is discreet, keeps to herself, dresses conservatively, and never dates the locals.
“I didn’t like to let others know my reactions, preferring to keep my thoughts and emotions to myself. That as a direct result of having my mother, and as a result, my own, personal life subjected to small town gossip throughout my whole childhood.”
Daphne is a character we all like to root for. The underdog. Small towns are breeding grounds for gossip and in this town, Daphne has always been in their sights. Despite all this, she doesn’t let it get her down. She has a thriving business, a few good friends, and plenty of relatives who have her back. Hilarious internal musings had me rolling as she speculates on some cheating neighbors, her uncle’s side business out of the trunk of his car, and her friend Kitty’s unnatural preoccupation with murder.
“I hope I never got called to testify about anything she said, because it would mean I’d have to admit under oath that I had heard her say something like ‘the best way to fake a drowning is to tie a concrete block around the waist,’ or any number of similar things.”
The multi-plotted mystery circles back to Daphne’s mother as we began to piece together what is happening and it’s connection to Daphne. James uses humor to deflect the seriousness of the issues at hand, keeping the story on this right side of lightweight. An eccentric secondary cast has you shaking your head and giggling as small town residents often do. A small but delicious romance only further adds to the humor of the story. Daphne’s high school crush, homicide detective David Mitchell, has suddenly decided to make his interest known but she doesn’t trust him due to an incident from high school. The evolution of their relationship is cute and sweet as he overrides her objections faster than she can voice them.
“He’s awfully pretty isn’t he?” Yeah, I guess so. If you like that type.” “You mean single, tall, gorgeous, and employed?”
Everybody Talks does what it set out to do-provides an entertaining who dun it with a flair for comical mayhem. I look forward to seeing what Kitty and the town of Crestwood gets up to next.
I put off reading this for awhile even though I was told repeatedly I would enjoy it. Frankly, I thought it would be lowbrow cheesy soft porn masqueraI put off reading this for awhile even though I was told repeatedly I would enjoy it. Frankly, I thought it would be lowbrow cheesy soft porn masquerading as sci fi erotic romance. Imagine my surprise that it is a well written story with developed characters, viable plotlines, and some steamy hawt action. The hero is a sweetie and I loved the heroine with her snark and ability to adapt to any situation. ...more
A spin-off of Wright’s popular Phoenix Pack series; this new series focuses on the Mercury Pack which is led by Nick and Shayla -from Carnal Secrets. Just as with her other PNRs, Wright builds an engaging story featuring strong men and women, humor, action, suspense, and some steamy hot love scenes. Smooth writing and strong dialogue keeps the story flowing fast and able to handle the multiple plot lines. Fans will love seeing plenty of old faces from The Phoenix Pack and getting some updates on previous couples. ...more
A lovely bittersweet second chance romance that blends the past and the present perfectly as Carlino shares a couple's journey of love, loss4.5 stars.
A lovely bittersweet second chance romance that blends the past and the present perfectly as Carlino shares a couple's journey of love, loss, and forgiveness. Told almost entirely from the male prospective, Carlino hits all the right notes as she painstakingly but effortlessly guides us through Matt and Grace's story from their first meeting. Well written with an appealing steady pace that doesn't gloss over or over dramatize the conflicts that arise. Complex characterization and a well developed range of emotions gives life to this favorite trope and charmed me to the very end. ...more
Such a delightfully funny and sweet romance. Jake , Chelsea, and the kids had me giggling and out right laughing the entire book. The perfect amt of dSuch a delightfully funny and sweet romance. Jake , Chelsea, and the kids had me giggling and out right laughing the entire book. The perfect amt of drama and angst to add realism without overwhelming or dragging the reader down. So glad I picked this one up.
Anything But Broken by Joelle Knox (aka Kit Rocha aka Moira Rogers) is an NA romance contemporary that deals with little sister crush, second chan3.5
Anything But Broken by Joelle Knox (aka Kit Rocha aka Moira Rogers) is an NA romance contemporary that deals with little sister crush, second chances, and some serious subject matters. Two strong well developed and likable protagonists build a sweet and sexy romance while discovering some uncomfortable truths about one another, themselves, and their combined pasts. Angsty, broody, and wonderfully romantic with some delightful supporting characters whose humor and support adds some lovely lighthearted moments to break the serious overtones. All in all enjoyable NA, I did have a couple of issues. One, I found Hannah hard to relate to for most of the book. Knox did such a good job showing the readers how emotionally disconnected Hannah was I never felt we really got to see the real Hannah till almost the end. Also, I felt the ending came hard and fast with too little resolution for the serious of this couple's issues. I am looking forward to the next book as this looks to be the start of another winning series for this dynamic and prolific writing duo.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. You must suspend a lot of belief for Vale’s books. Insta love prevails amongst over theRating: C+
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. You must suspend a lot of belief for Vale’s books. Insta love prevails amongst over the top antics and melodrama fueled conflicts. Blake and Foster are good together. Hot chemistry and excellent banter. Storyline is well plotted though the suspense concerning Blake was odd and seemed under developed. I wish Vale had divulged a little deeper into her ex husband’s animosity towards her. Vale writes sexy fun and her books that guarantees fun fueled escapism....more
I picked up Alluring due to S&M Obsessions tweeting about it. Though I’m not a fan of the billionaire alpha caveman and virginal innocent poor heart of gold heroine trope, there was something about this opposites attract story appealed to me. Formulaic and rather simple, this heavily character driven story focuses on the protagonists and Curtis writes them with style, humor, and a wee bit of drama. Dual points of views gives insight to what our lovers are thinking without rehashing scenes or clunky dialogue. Steady pacing and a clear voice makes this a fast, easy, and sexy read. Though this is a series, each book is a standalone with a HEA ending.
Jackson Cole IS a bit of an alpha caveman but he readily admits it. While he definitely has a possessive obsessive side, he doesn’t strive to make Alexis one of his possession. He doesn’t keep her in the dark about things, is always upfront and honest with her, and doesn’t make demands that will keep her under his thumb. Cupid’s arrow has hit him hard and while he’s a little confused about his feelings, he doesn’t use his new found feelings to create unnecessary drama or push the Alexis away.
“You can’t force me to date you, Jack.”
“I won’t be forcing you. I won’t need to force you. By the time I’m done with you, you’ll be begging me.”
“Why are you doing this? Why go to this much trouble? Surely there are hundreds of women out there more than happy, probably thrilled to spend time with you. You wouldn’t even even have to try. Why don’t you go after them?”
“Because I want you.”
Alexis isn’t your usual poor defenseless heroine. She doesn’t need saving. She wasn’t placed in a situation that demoralizes or causes her to eat ramen noodles for weeks on end (not that ramen noodles are bad-I happen to love them). She works very hard but has friends, a decent apartment, and a small but enjoyable personal life. Strong, forthright, and smart, Alexis is more than able to hold her own against Jack. Alexis knows who Jack is and has seen the women he has dated. She knows his reputation as a one night only lover and is honestly perplexed why he wants to date her. She doesn’t do one night stands, admitting that when she finds the one for her, she will be all in and doesn’t think that the instant gratification of sex for one night is a good enough trade against what she really wants.
“What will I do when you’re gone? I’ve grown so dependent on you.”
I’m not going anywhere, sweetheart.”
You can’t predict the future, Jack.”
“There is no future I see, that you aren’t in.”
The romance builds quickly as Jack chases after and systematically wipes out all of Alexis’s objections to why they shouldn’t date. Jack is very vocal about how he feels about her and what he wants from her. I found it a bit cheesy at times but in a good way. Jack and Alexis are cute and funny together; especially when they don’t see eye to eye. The sexy times are playful and hot with some silly moments that only adds to the fun of them.
God, that mouth of his. Was that going to be her punishment? His dirty mouth, doing dirty things to her body. She could live with that.
Alluring is a sweet, sexy, fluffy read that doesn’t tax the reader with intricate plot lines or deep character reveals. There is no real angst, huge secrets or emotional baggage to overcome. It’s a simplistic romance that did exact what it intended to do-entertain me from beginning to end. My only qualms is the stalker plot line was weak and gratuitous and there were some editing/grammar issues. Curtis has the talent and potential that could be further tightened up with the help of a good editor. I look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Lani Lynn Vale is crack read for me with her alpha caveman chest beating alphas and snarky, funny, do what they want to do heroines that they fall in love with. Execution Style is a spin off of the SWAT team of Kilgore. The usual laughs and outrageous situations dot the landscape when Miller, a swat team member, saves and falls in love with Mercy, a crime victim he helps save. The romance seemed to develop overnight and out of sight. This one didn’t resonate with me as usual. The romance comes across weak as it mainly develops off scene and the time jumps don’t help. Some actions taken by the couple also caused concern. One being sleeping together to try to thwart the possibility of heroine being pregnant by her rapist. An eyebrow raising somewhat convoluted mystery keeps the story moving at a fast clip though even for Vale, this one jumps shark quite a bit....more
An utterly delicious and heartwrenching historical romance that emcompasses star crossed lovers, second chances, revenge, hope, and redemption. A darkAn utterly delicious and heartwrenching historical romance that emcompasses star crossed lovers, second chances, revenge, hope, and redemption. A dark brooding hero whose past has damaged him and a strong intelligent heroine who refuses to give up find one another again years after they were brutally separated as children. Now they must find a way to let go of the past if they want the future they always dreamed of. Passionate, heartbreaking, and overflowing with action, suspense, and addictve dialogue...The Highwayman is one of my surpise top reads for 2015
Perfect for fans of Jenifer Ashley's Mackenzie series and/or Elizabeth Hoyt's Maidan Lane series....more
A shy young woman makes up a suitor to thwart her family's matchmaking schemes but never imagines the lengths she will have to go to keep up4.5 stars
A shy young woman makes up a suitor to thwart her family's matchmaking schemes but never imagines the lengths she will have to go to keep up the charade until her make believe fiance shows up to claim his "bride."
Let the games begin.
When a Scot Ties the Knot is an absolute delight and fans will definitely cheer this humorous, sexy, and emotionally fulfilling marriage of convenience tale between a shy heroine and a war weary veteran. ...more
I was super excited when Molly Harper told me at CMC2015 she was co authoring a new pnr series based on a Russian mob family who just happen to be wolf shifters. So I stalked her until I got a copy. GO ME! A strong, intelligent, sexually free alpha heroine takes the stage front and center as she fights to save the family business from her insane brother and her right to live and love on her own terms in a world where women are nothing more than pretty decorations. Humor and horror go hand in hand as Conrad and Corona build an engaging world that straddles the line between the mundane and the supernatural. Dynamic characters and witty dialogue keep the story moving along at a steady pace. Overall, I enjoyed though there were issues that stood out for me. A bit too much repetition (heroine constantly repeats that she can’t be with the hero due to his family) and there are some plot holes that defied explanation. Regardless, I look forward to reading more of this world.