Love, Lex is the first New Adult I’ve read and Aster’s style caught me from the beginning. Lex, her quirky heroine is a troubled girl/woman with familLove, Lex is the first New Adult I’ve read and Aster’s style caught me from the beginning. Lex, her quirky heroine is a troubled girl/woman with family problems she can’t fix or overcome. Her closest friends are as emotionally complicated. Being arrested for firebombing her mother’s apartment makes for an action filled plot. Although Lex is looking to lose her virginity and ideas about sex are hot and heavy, I like that the actual act marks the ending. I’m looking forward to the next story. five stars....more
Sky is a Harvester sent from her home planet to collect men to be sex slaves in the Matriarchal society. But Sky doesn’t want to be a collector or theSky is a Harvester sent from her home planet to collect men to be sex slaves in the Matriarchal society. But Sky doesn’t want to be a collector or the next in line to inherit the throne. She’s on a backwater planet named Earth when she finds two perfect men who arouse feelings she’d never had for a mate. She’s forced to take them when another Harvester threatens to take them. Zane Nix and Jaxon Sinclair have been together since childhood, even joining the Seals together. Now they’re working in a Sex Review for the big bucks. Their brawny bodies spark Sky’s desire. She’s experienced but they have her trembling. the resulting menage a trois burns up the pages. The story heats up more when Sky confines them in her space craft. With hours to fill, the perfect solution is sex with both. They realize Sky is being hunted, but show their physical prowess includes fighting skills. I liked Lynn’s style and fast moving plot, although I felt the sex to be repetitious at times. This book was a gift. ...more
Pale With Color by Susan JP Owens Susan’s detailed description of the reenactment pulled me into the setting. then when Cheyenne Clark doesn’t believePale With Color by Susan JP Owens Susan’s detailed description of the reenactment pulled me into the setting. then when Cheyenne Clark doesn’t believe she moved through a time portal at the Battle of Gettysburg and finds Captain Joseph Westerly factoring wounded, I was hooked. When she finally does believe, she’s already in love with the handsome doctor. She is undecided if should she keep hunting for a way to return or stay with him. Joseph doubts her story at first. He wants her to stay and asks her to marry him. They find the portal and then tragedy strikes. Cheyenne has to cope with the unbelievable as she waits for Joseph to fulfill his promise to find her in this world. I gave this four stars
The Cowboy Dom by Bliss Brant Tate Hardy is a sexual dominant rodeo cowboy who rides bulls and women. Tess Campbell is a woman left to deal with Tate when her brother, his best friend, asks him to take care of her when he dies suddenly. Tate isn’t ready for responsibility, but finds ranch duties satisfying and Tess tempting. Tess wants him to leave until she realizes she could learn from this sexy cowboy about Dom/sub and enjoy every minute. Bliss had written a well-plotted story that would have kept me reading without the exotic sex. The characters build their relationship so well that the fulfillment feels natural. This book set was a gift. ...more
Susan Coryell’s A Red, Red Rose quickly drew me into the slightly gothic atmosphere of a Southern mansion with a ghost and a hidden history. Ashby, aSusan Coryell’s A Red, Red Rose quickly drew me into the slightly gothic atmosphere of a Southern mansion with a ghost and a hidden history. Ashby, a modern girl, misses her cell phone and internet access as she takes on caring for her nephew for the summer at the family home she’s never visited. The explanations for the estrangement increase the suspense page by page just as the romance between Ashby and Luke grows stronger. Ashby is intrigued by the family secrets and the ghostly spirit that seems to be protecting her. despite the reluctance of everyone to share what they know, Ashby persists. The revelation result in a violent and surprising end. I really enjoyed reading A Red, Red Rose and will be looking for the next story by Susan.
Review- Saturday in Serendipity by Margo Hoornstra
Margo creates a delightful cast of characters in this anthology. The stories circle around the peoplReview- Saturday in Serendipity by Margo Hoornstra
Margo creates a delightful cast of characters in this anthology. The stories circle around the people who reunite for their 20th class reunion.
In Three Strikes Thursday I was hooked on the first page by baseball jock Barry Carlson who made a stupid mistake with the girl he loved Amanda Marsh and left her behind when he went on to a successful sport career. He returns to coach the local team, but Amanda also works there. Unable to resolve their differences, they also admit their love never died. The resolution is sweet.
Two onTuesday brings together Matt Durand, an investment financier & Blane Weston, head of a construction company looking for investors. He’s fascinated by a beautiful woman in a man’s job and wants to pursue a relationship. Blane has worked hard to be a success and resists his efforts because she feels he doesn’t respect her. She hopes to find another investor while at the reunion, but Matt throws a wrench in the works. Another great resolution.
Jake Holbrook & Dr. Bethany Thomas were friends since third grade and thought that love would bind them together. A misunderstanding has Jake leaving. Instead Bethy marries another only to spend years in regret. Jake hires Bethany to head the clinic at his hospital. Bethany is fighting to recover from years of mental abuse and every error on Jake’s part widens the wedge. The way they find the way to a new life together is well written and believable.
I recommend this to everyone who believes in love and happily ever after....more
Alice Parker has dreamed of being a teacher and it looks like her dream is coming true. She’s been hired by Pike’s Run to educate their children. ButAlice Parker has dreamed of being a teacher and it looks like her dream is coming true. She’s been hired by Pike’s Run to educate their children. But not everything is going smoothly. Her strong will and independent attitude have her clashing with the town leader. Her attraction to Sheriff Conner Lonnigan has her questioning her goals. Conner falls for Alice from their first meeting, but he can’t ask her to marry him. He’s responsible for his panic attack prone mother, two brothers and his duties as sheriff fill his days. He pursues her anyway. After night of passion Alice is willing to give up her dream until she finds Conner won’t offer marriage. Betrayed, she refuses his apology. Conner must solve his problems if Alice is to be part of his life. An absorbing tangle of conflict kept me reading this adventure until the end....more
Toby Lawson’s past keeps her from a bright future. She believes her alcoholic mother needs her care and lovReview, End of Lonely Street by Alicia Dean
Toby Lawson’s past keeps her from a bright future. She believes her alcoholic mother needs her care and love despite her failure to stay sober. Toby has worked hard to earn her teaching certificate and leave her tainted past, but she takes on a project she believes important and refuses to back down. Noah Rivers doesn’t understand Toby’s conflicted feelings. Or why she thinks she’ll be like her mother. Both are from an era when innocence was the norm. The conflicts are part of that time. I Enjoyed reading it. Alicia Dean creates a nostalgic glimpse into a time when innocence prevailed. ...more
Destitute, the orphaned O’Donnell sisters, Maria and Abigail, are determined to find a new home with their Uncle. Only when tReview Under Starry Skies
Destitute, the orphaned O’Donnell sisters, Maria and Abigail, are determined to find a new home with their Uncle. Only when they arrive in Golden, Colorado, its to find their uncle murdered and his widow unwelcoming. Abigail continues with her plan to manager the local hotel/bar as planned and shy Maria takes up her duties as the new schoolteacher. Both women face problems. Maria is frightened by their the wild surroundings and reluctant to lose her position by falling in love with Tye, a local rancher. Abigail can’t accept the help of Brett after she learns he stole the mail although she is drawn to him. Judy Ann Davis writes a complicated story that kept me reading to find the answers. ...more
In an Unusual Christmas, author Mona Risk sends her heroine Dr Jillian Burton, to Belarus Russia to bring aid a needy hospital. She’s using her demandIn an Unusual Christmas, author Mona Risk sends her heroine Dr Jillian Burton, to Belarus Russia to bring aid a needy hospital. She’s using her demanding career to run from her guilt over the tragic loss of her son. She’s unable to accept the attentions of handsome Dr, Fyodor Vassilov, the hospital surgeon and administrator who has his own issues. A widower with four small boys, he knows he should find a mother for them. Mona throws believable conflicts into the mix and then takes Jillian and Fyodor on a delightful journey of discovery and love. Another wonderful story from a talented author. From Barbara Edwards...more
Shift Happens begins with a murder. Not a normal murder, but an assassination by Andrea, a shape-shifter working for a government agency. Only he’s noShift Happens begins with a murder. Not a normal murder, but an assassination by Andrea, a shape-shifter working for a government agency. Only he’s not dead, she’s not your usual shifter and the government is hunting her, not giving her assignments. From there it gets better. Andrea, or Andy as she insists she be called, is a different kind of shifter who lives in a time when paranormal forms are out in the open. J.C. McKenzie has made changes to the usual shape-sifter, werewolf, vampire, witch and even demons from the accepted stereotypes. Enough to increase the tension, but not enough to jar me from the increasingly twisted plot. Andy is battling hurtful memories that keep her from trusting the werewolf Wick who lures her to be his mate. I liked the uncertainty in their building attraction. In fact I liked all the characters from the well-portrayed hero to the multiple villains. With help from Wick, she works to unravel why she is targeted to take the fall for the attempted murder, what is Carus and her longing to mate. She must also protect her shifter secrets as she battles with changing enemies. The story ended too soon for me. I want more and am looking forward to the next in the series.
Monique DeVere has written a funny, sad, complicated story in Zach’s Rebound Girl. Maddy is not the shy, quiet, studious girl that Zach knew in UniverMonique DeVere has written a funny, sad, complicated story in Zach’s Rebound Girl. Maddy is not the shy, quiet, studious girl that Zach knew in University. She’s blossomed into the creator and star of a successful remodeling television show. Zach is also a financial success at developing resort property. Only he’s acquired the property she wanted, her former family estate. Too many years have passed for Maddy to trust him. Complications multiply, not the least of which is Zach’s divorce. Trouble keeps finding Maddy until the surprising climax. I’m looking forward to reading more of Monique’s writing. ...more
Jessica Subject drew me into a world where social and sexual norms are being challenged. The hero is determined to regain his freedom to love, and finJessica Subject drew me into a world where social and sexual norms are being challenged. The hero is determined to regain his freedom to love, and finds himself mourning the loss of his lover. How the story resolves is heart-warming. I'll be looking for other books by Jessica....more
Lacey Carlyle has more trouble than she can shoulder when the farm she has built into a viable business is bought for development. Desperate, she wantLacey Carlyle has more trouble than she can shoulder when the farm she has built into a viable business is bought for development. Desperate, she wants the new owner to consider selling to her only he’s Alex Benson, who abandoned her thirteen years ago. Alex wants revenge for Lacey’s betrayal. He’s never gotten over her and hopes forcing her into a short-term marriage will free him from his past hurt. She never answered his letters and when he was badly injured in an explosion she ignored his plight. The biggest problem is each still feels the sexual attraction that overpowered them in the past. Lacey can’t tell Alex their lovemaking resulted in pregnancy and the birth of twins she’s been raising alone. Conflict arises at every turn. Family interference makes problems worsen and neither Lacey nor Alex is ready to trust again. The resolution results from a building tension and returning love. It was a satisfying read and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for romance. ...more