Fanning the Flames is a short but very sexy read. Lauren and Jake are in their 40's, both with grown children and moving on to a new phase in life. JaFanning the Flames is a short but very sexy read. Lauren and Jake are in their 40's, both with grown children and moving on to a new phase in life. Jake is a sexy, very sweet and honorable firefighter, and Lauren is an outspoken, bold librarian. I've always loved Victoria Dahl books and I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in this new series!
"God, she loved a hairy male chest. If she wanted to feel soft and smooth, she had free dibs on her own chest. No one else was using it."
Diana Palmer writes with her own signature style. I think of her books as old fashioned, sweet, comfort reads. I've been reading her books for over teDiana Palmer writes with her own signature style. I think of her books as old fashioned, sweet, comfort reads. I've been reading her books for over ten years now. In a Diana Palmer book you'll find small town, quirky characters with a strong connection to their community and each other. The heroes and heroines are a little damaged by past experiences and slowly work their way towards finding love.
That being said, I didn't enjoy Texas Born as much as I have some of her other books. While it had a lot of the Diana Palmer elements of past books, I felt it dragged a little in the middle of the book, and lacked a little in the romance department. I wanted to see more romantic tension between Gabriel and Michelle. I understand the extended friendship because of her young age, still being only 18 to his 24, but without the romance between them the story moved a little slow for me. I really enjoyed the tension and conflict towards the end of the book though and the introduction to future characters. Plus, if you've been reading the Long Tall Texans series over the years, you'll be happy with the many appearances by past characters.
If you're new to Diana Palmer I would suggest starting with an older book like Lawless or Carrera's Bride, to really get a feel for her books and her writing style....more
No More Mr. Nice guy was a fun, and very sexy read. This was the first book I've read by Amy Andrews and I would definitely read more. I love the brotNo More Mr. Nice guy was a fun, and very sexy read. This was the first book I've read by Amy Andrews and I would definitely read more. I love the brother/sister's friend trope, especially when the relationship starts out in secret, which it did for Mack and Josie. I did feel like the switch from friends to lovers happened pretty instantly without much buildup, but there was no question about the chemistry between them. Mack and Josie steamed up the pages!...more
Wild Heat is the first book in Lucy Monroe's new series Northern Fire. This first book follows Kitty Grant returning to her hometown of Cailkirn, AlasWild Heat is the first book in Lucy Monroe's new series Northern Fire. This first book follows Kitty Grant returning to her hometown of Cailkirn, Alaska after her years away had caused her nothing but pain. As a college student Kitty had moved away to go to college with her best friend Tack, but after meeting the wrong man, things go down hill pretty fast. Tack MacKinnon had followed her out of Alaska, a man secretly in love with his best friend, but returned home after Kitty betrayed their close friendship and married another man.
If you enjoy small town romances where everyone knows everyone else's business and family members look out for each other in a tight knit community, then you'll enjoy Wild Heat. Kitty and Tack are both likeable characters, and they share an easy chemistry. Wild Heat may be a sweet, small town romance, but it's not lacking in steamy scenes at all.
Even though Tack is nursing some major hurt caused by Kitty tossing their friendship away all those years ago, I love how right away his first instinct is to help her when he learns of the downward turn her life has taken. He jumps right in and figures out how he can help her and even better understand her issues. That he would take the time to learn about her eating disorder was a really special thing.
There are also some scenes featuring a secondary romance that starts as a mail order bride situation. I really wanted to know more about these two! It looks like their story will be told in book three (although it would make more sense to me to see them in book two). Either way, it will be interesting to see where the series goes next.
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review....more