Wow, what a beautifully written story! Like Sonali's first book, A Bollywood Affair, this one is a tour de force of language and characterization. HerWow, what a beautifully written story! Like Sonali's first book, A Bollywood Affair, this one is a tour de force of language and characterization. Her descriptions are so amazing, pulling the reader in so deep you are experiencing every moment with these characters. Within the first 10 pages, I was tearing up, my heart swelling for Ria. Vikram was perfect, his journey from bitterness to forgiveness wonderfully done (though I would have loved to be in his head for a few scenes). Bride is darker than Affair, but it shows Sonali at the height of her talents. Read this book now!...more
I'm currently working on Book 3 of Hot in Chicago, my sexy series about a family of firefighting foster siblings. Book 3, SPARKIWyatt and ???'s story.
I'm currently working on Book 3 of Hot in Chicago, my sexy series about a family of firefighting foster siblings. Book 3, SPARKING THE FIRE, is Wyatt's story. Wyatt Fox is the eldest, mysterious, low-key, prone-to-squinting Dempsey. He's a calming force, not one for letting his temper get the better of him (like, uh, ALL the other Dempseys), and he has a secret. Strange overnighters away from Chicago which he's very close-lipped about. More hints are given in Alex's story, PLAYING WITH FIRE (out Sep 29), but you won't find out what's up with Wyatt until Spring 2016. His heroine will be an awesome combo of strong and vulnerable, and will bring out Wyatt's protective instincts, cultivated by years in the Marines. I can't wait to share them with you!...more
The final part of Molly O'Keefe's duology picks up right where Part 1 ended and jumps right into the action. Secrets and lies place Annie and Dylan atThe final part of Molly O'Keefe's duology picks up right where Part 1 ended and jumps right into the action. Secrets and lies place Annie and Dylan at odds, but the sexual pull between the pair keeps them bound to each other. This has a lot more plot going on than the first part, but Molly does an amazing job of moving it forward while deepening the romance. In a way, this episode is more about Dylan than Annie, but both have to step up to ensure their HEA. I can't heap enough praise on this dark, ambitious, sexy tale. Loved every minute of it....more
She's a down-on-her-luck Chicago actress slumming it in dinner theater. He's an on-the-rise Texan tycoon who cliAvailable now from Entangled Brazen...
She's a down-on-her-luck Chicago actress slumming it in dinner theater. He's an on-the-rise Texan tycoon who climbed out of the dirt and found a beautiful socialite to marry . . . only to have the actress stick her nose in and tell the bride "Run!"
On his wedding day.
A year later, they need each other but the past is never forgotten.
EVEN THE SCORE is the first book in my new Tall, Dark, and Texan series from Entangled's Brazen line, where romance begins in the bedroom... or on the sofa, the private jet, the hood of a pick-up. Whatever works! Because you know what they say: revenge is a meal best served sexy....more
REKINDLE THE FLAME is Beck and Darcy's story, a prequel novella to the Hot in Chicago series. If you've read the BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE anthology, then you may have already come across REKINDLE THE FLAME, about a sexy Latino firefighter and an heiress-turned-tattoo-artist who re-ignite an old teenage love. Firefighters. Check. Tattoos. Check. Reunion romance. Triple check! If you don't have the anthology, you can now pre-order the novella separately (releases Nov 30, 2015). Meet the Firefightin' Dempseys for the first time and get swept away by their sizzling romances!
Though this is billed as a prequel novella, REKINDLE THE FLAME and all stories in the Hot in Chicago series can be enjoyed as standalones....more
Being a fan of Molly O'Keefe, I thought I knew what to expect--great, flawed characters, real conflicts, and sensual sex scenes--but this book takes wBeing a fan of Molly O'Keefe, I thought I knew what to expect--great, flawed characters, real conflicts, and sensual sex scenes--but this book takes what Molly does best and amps it up to the nth degree. From the first page, I was sucked into Annie's world, her pain, her desires, her need to carve out a place for herself. The setting and the conflict reminded me a little of Lisa Kleypas's Travis series (Sugar Daddy and Blue Eyed Devil), but darker, kinkier, and more edge-of-my-seat suspenseful. This is the first part of a duology, and it ends on a cliffhanger, so I'm praying I can get my hands on #2 (the final part) as soon as possible. Loved every amazing word!
Thanks to the author and Netgalley for an ARC....more
Gage and Brady's story - yay! Hot, cocky firefighter meets gruff former Marine turned five st Update 7/30/15: Only one month to go! Read Chapter 1 now.
Gage and Brady's story - yay! Hot, cocky firefighter meets gruff former Marine turned five star chef. Tattoos, motorcycles, swagger, and more communication issues than you can shake a fire hose at. These guys sparked in FLIRTING WITH FIRE, Book 1 of the Hot in Chicago series, but now things heat up in this special novella available August 31. The story will stand alone, but you might enjoy it more with the background from Book 1....more
Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books and a Washington Post Best Romance of 2015!
He's the man she loves to hate. She's the woman he has to have.Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books and a Washington Post Best Romance of 2015!
He's the man she loves to hate. She's the woman he has to have.
"Meader packs the flawless second Hot in Chicago romance with superb relationship development and profane but note-perfect dialogue.” —Publishers Weekly starred review
"... steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue ... a real page-turner." —RT Book Reviews Top Pick Gold
PLAYING WITH FIRE is Book 2 in the Hot in Chicago series and features a hard-headed mayor and an awesome female firefighter. Eli Cooper, mayor of Chicago has a few "opinions" about the kinds of professions women are suited for, so naturally, kick ass firefighter, Alexandra Dempsey is the perfect heroine to bring him to his knees! We have here your classic comeuppance: by the end of Chapter 2, Alex will have single-handedly saved Eli's life in a fire (not a spoiler, this is in the book description) and made him re-think some of those trenchant beliefs. PLAYING WITH FIRE has sexy banter, storeroom closet hookups, a boss/employee dynamic, an uber-dominant hero, and a firefighter heroine gettin' it done! Let the games begin...
Though this is Book 2, PLAYING WITH FIRE and all stories in the Hot in Chicago series can be enjoyed as standalones. ...more
J-Lem does it again! Another fabulous entry in the Second Chance series with the added bonus of our couple being snowed in at Christmas in a cabin. WiJ-Lem does it again! Another fabulous entry in the Second Chance series with the added bonus of our couple being snowed in at Christmas in a cabin. With only instant coffee - gah! But who needs real coffee when you've got Connor keeping you warm? Le sigh. Connor was absolutely perfect with his big hands and hard muscles and ability to coax life from the earth, just like he did with Faith, who needed to have her hope in love restored. This is just a wonderfully told, sweet 'n sexy tale with great secondary characters and a fabulous setting. And I'm loving the set-up for Glo and Ash. Bring it, J-Lem!...more