Hot As Hell by Julie Ann Walker – A scary yet fun story about a SEAL and the Ambassadors assistant. Classic Julie Ann Walker heat and humor. In Plain SHot As Hell by Julie Ann Walker – A scary yet fun story about a SEAL and the Ambassadors assistant. Classic Julie Ann Walker heat and humor. In Plain Sight by Catherine Mann – Stacy and Gavin were first loves but she wanted home and stability and he wanted to make something of himself so they parted ways. Gavin became a PJ for the Army and Stacy married an abusive ass. Now Gavin is back and Stacy is divorce but her ex doesn’t quite see it that way. Can Gavin protect her? Can he protect his heart? A great story with a lot of twists. Torn by Kate SeRine – This is a second chance romance. It has always been Sadie for Joe but she doesn’t know that. Now he has been injured and she has helped him through it. He is back home fighting PTSD and his feelings for her but someone is sending threats and he may just be the guy to keep her safe. Sweet and sexy. War Games by Lea Griffith – Secrets, upon secrets, upon secrets. This has the former military/black ops feel to it. Lots of action and suspense plus a bit of romance. Rook and Vivi make quite a team if they can live that long. Beauty and the Marine by Tina Wainscott – I loved this story! Former Marine Griff hides his scarred face and body away at his family’s hunting and fishing camp. Kristy has scars of her own, placed on her by her stalker. Her security detail wants to capture the stalker before he manages to do worse so they are setting a trap at Griff’s camp. Kristy manages to get Griff to forget about his scars and live again but will it cost Kristy her life? The romantic suspense in this one is off the charts. NSDQ by M.L. Buchman – THIS WAS MY FAVORITE in the whole book! I haven’t read this author before (aren’t anthologies/box sets the best for finding “new to me” authors) but I will be checking out his back list for sure. This story stars a true hero. When faced with the choice of her or her crew and passengers there was no thinking about it Combat Search and Rescue chopper piolet Army Captain Lois “Superwoman” Lang pulled the maneuver saved them and ended up with a couple of medals and a missing leg and the knowledge that her crew and passengers survived. But it may cost her everything she has worked for. She lived to fly. Now she has to deal and Kendall Clark civilian Black Hawk specialist from Sikorsky may just be the man to help her start over. I loved these characters and so will you. SEALed with Passion by Anne Elizabeth – After a night of passion at his best friends wedding Navy SEAL Jonah lets the woman who has stolen his heart go. He doesn’t plan on seeing her when he goes to his buddies house to help finish it up on his down time. The fire is still there and he finds out that they have been apart because he misunderstood an overheard conversation. Can she forgive and forget? Can communication get these two together? Fun second chance romance. Home Fire Inferno by Suzanne Brockmann – A SEAL team short story by the woman who owns the genre. We get to visit with some old friends and watch how the home team pulls together when Jenn Gilman goes into early labor. It’s Suzanne Brockmann nuff said. The proceeds from this book go to the Wounded Warrior Project. ...more
I LOVE shifter stories. This book contains 3 wonderfully quick and smoking hot stories. WATCHING HER EVERY MOVE - Stacee is in the wrong place at theI LOVE shifter stories. This book contains 3 wonderfully quick and smoking hot stories. WATCHING HER EVERY MOVE - Stacee is in the wrong place at the wrong time and is bowled over by the bad guy who is being chased by Agent Jonas Dreyer. Agent Jonas Dreyer is bowled over by Stacee. He goes above and beyond to protect her from the bad guys but can he protect his heart? Fun, suspenseful and sexy. ALPHA AWAKENING - Rush Donovan never wanted to be Alpha and he sure doesn’t want to find his true mate after watching his mother wither and die after losing his dad leaving him to raise his sister Sheridan. But life happens and the heart wants what the heart wants and his heart wants Kay. It helps that he is a cop and Kay has a crazy ex she needs help escaping from. LOVE'S LEARNING CURVES - The first 2 stories in this book are about wolf shifters. In this book Dario Acardi is a Cougar shifter who falls for wolf shifter Sheridan. I’ll admit to falling big time for Dario. He is sweet, sexy, supportive and just dominant enough to trip my trigger. This story is proof that dogs and cats can get along very well. ...more
This second chance romance will tug at heart strings you didn’t know you had. Sebastian is 5 years older than Amanda. They were scheduled to be marrieThis second chance romance will tug at heart strings you didn’t know you had. Sebastian is 5 years older than Amanda. They were scheduled to be married but 911 happened and he left her 4 days before the wedding to join the military. Amanda moved on and married but neither of them have forgotten their love. Now she is divorced and he is back in town starting over. Can they get over past hurts and try anew? Should they? Champagne and Bullets is a fun sexy read by the fantastic Olivia Jaymes. I just bought the next two books in this series....more
Got to love the idea of a skunk shifter right? I mean the problems/possibilities are fun to think about and so I just had to read this. This is a fastGot to love the idea of a skunk shifter right? I mean the problems/possibilities are fun to think about and so I just had to read this. This is a fast fun shifter story. Oliver (our skunk shifter) and shy English lit major Chrissy have lusted after each other for a bit but neither did anything about it until Chrissy decides to explore a weird Facebook post regarding one of her professors. Oliver is her unlikely rescuer and they finally start to acknowledge each other. It is almost painful to watch these two very shy individuals dance around their mutual attraction. I got a real kick out of this book. I could wish it was a bit longer but really got a kick out of it. It is never a bad thing when you end a story with a smile on your face. ...more
This story takes place in the world of Black Hills Wolves but can be read stand alone. This is a short sweet story with BDSM elements. Patch is a submThis story takes place in the world of Black Hills Wolves but can be read stand alone. This is a short sweet story with BDSM elements. Patch is a submissive wolf but still suffered under the former regime do she has learned to take care of herself. She avoids everyone socially and goes to a small fet club to get her other needs met. It is there that she meets the very human Dom Kennedy Laurie. He has his own issues but there is a connection between the two. Can Patch continue to keep her worlds separate? Will Kennedy allow her too? Read this short sassy book and find out. I got a total kick out of Patch. I really enjoyed this story. ...more
I am not usually a fan of MC books but I am a fan of the ROAR series of loosely connected stories of young shifters coming into their own so I decidedI am not usually a fan of MC books but I am a fan of the ROAR series of loosely connected stories of young shifters coming into their own so I decided to give this installment a chance. This was a really good read by a new to me author. The characters were real and the story despite having shifters was believable. Being married to a man 14 years my senior I was in a place to commiserate with the 12 year age difference between Quade and Cameo. And unlike some of the others in this series I didn’t feel like everything was rushed to meet the size limitations. I truly got a kick out of it and look forward to Fe & Cougars story. ...more
This is a fabulous cozy mystery. Helena is strong, motivated and herself. I love that she is pushing forty and fantastic. In this book she comes to thThis is a fabulous cozy mystery. Helena is strong, motivated and herself. I love that she is pushing forty and fantastic. In this book she comes to the rescue of her baby sister 10 years her junior and a Hollywood up and comer. The characters jump off the page and you have no trouble watching them play in your mind. The mystery kept me guessing right up to the end. I am looking forward to more fun with Helena. ...more
Seven fantastic authors share their love for the city of Austin, Texas and its music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) by writing stories that take pSeven fantastic authors share their love for the city of Austin, Texas and its music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) by writing stories that take place there during the festival. They are loosely connected by Dex Reeds party. This is a terrific compilation by some wonderfully talented authors. And they say nothing good comes out of Texas…
No Quitting Allowed, Rebecca Royce - The only books I’ve read by the fabulous Rebecca Royce have been paranormal so reading this contemporary was fun. Ms. Royce has brought the magic of Austin to a NYC girl. This story was a lot of fun and I really got a kick out of Lana and Jake.
Twisted, Cara Carnes – I was iffy about this story until the middle. I didn’t get Shasta until then. I loved Psycho Bets her best friend and Caleb was hot. Worth the read.
Do Over, Chandra Ryan - Who knew getting stood up at the altar was the best thing that could happen to a girl? Julie did much better the second time around.
Consortium, Riley Bancroft – The review copy I received didn’t contain this story
Tall Order, Irene Preston - m/m This is a sweet second chance romance. Win/Aston was sweet and kind of geeky and Dylan deserved a second chance. I was glad he got to experience both sides.
Enchanted, Evelyn Berry - The first of two paranormal stories in the collection. I liked Dallas and Aurora. This story was a great blend of sweet and sexy.
One Night with the Vampire, Jax Garren – I liked the story but have to admit I wanted to know more about Cash and Rhi than Alex and Sofia. Guess I will have to check out this authors back list.
All I can say is run and get this collection. I took the best vacation in Austin without leaving my chair.
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review...more
Ménage Must Love Cakes is the third in Virginia Nelsons Watkins Pond series and like the others can be read standalone. Carolyn, Ben & Grady have bMénage Must Love Cakes is the third in Virginia Nelsons Watkins Pond series and like the others can be read standalone. Carolyn, Ben & Grady have been friends forever and own a bakery together. Rumors have had them doing each other in various configurations for years. The guys would like nothing more than to have Carrie anyway she would let them but she has had a jerk for a boyfriend and they don’t poach. She is single now and they need to find a way to convince her that sex with them won’t ruin the relationships they have with each other. Can Carrie relax enough to give them what they all want? Can they risk it all? This is a fun book that explores all that with some rollicking good dialogue and scorching hot sex. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher via NetGalley for an honest review....more
I have conflicted feelings about this story. There were parts I loved and parts I absolutely disliked and very little in between. Lennox Averdeen is aI have conflicted feelings about this story. There were parts I loved and parts I absolutely disliked and very little in between. Lennox Averdeen is a bit naïve but likeable enough when she isn’t vacillating between her old boyfriend and the guy who has been chasing her since she was 12. Garrett Anderson was Lennox’s best friend in college until he broke her heart by marrying another. His wife has died and he is convinced he can only love once but now that he has reconnected with Lennox he doesn’t want to want her yet he doesn’t want he to be with anyone else. Ian is Lennox’s neighbor and has loved her since she was a kid but has always had to play second to Garrett and/or the memory of Garrett. Nox is Garretts son and Lennox’s Godchild. She instantly falls for the boy but even he isn’t enough of a reason to put up with Garretts push me pull you routine. Gran, Cash, Jules, Dillion, Paulo and Sherriff Stan the exterminator are the side characters that make this story worth reading. They provide comic relief and honestly save the story. This is the first in the series and I liked it enough to give the second book a try since I assume it will be about one of the secondary characters and I loved them. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. ...more
An updated re-release. If you like Melissa Schroeder's military love stories you will get a kick out of this. This story takes place in Hawaii a locatAn updated re-release. If you like Melissa Schroeder's military love stories you will get a kick out of this. This story takes place in Hawaii a location that Ms. Schroeder loves and it is apparent in this book. I got a kick out of watching Mano fall for his little sisters best friend....more
*I received a copy of this story through NetGalley for an honest review.* I asked to read and review this story because I loved the title. It painted a*I received a copy of this story through NetGalley for an honest review.* I asked to read and review this story because I loved the title. It painted a picture in my head of a really fun and snarky story. This story has its moments and overall it is a good read but I really didn’t connect with either of the main characters and there is little to no snark. My bad for the assumption going in. Hayden is the rich playboy who needs to have his public image groomed. Melina is the reporter who can get it done. If only hadn’t stood her up a year earlier. This story had all the right elements and a rockin good mystery. If only I liked the characters a bit more. Still a good read. ...more
You have to watch out for the quiet ones. Good girl workaholic TV star Mary Miller enjoys her kink with bad boy former surfing champion Mike Kane. TheYou have to watch out for the quiet ones. Good girl workaholic TV star Mary Miller enjoys her kink with bad boy former surfing champion Mike Kane. They have been seeing each other secretly (her choice) for a year when the stress gets to her and she breaks up with him over the phone while he is stuck in NY due to a blizzard. She doesn’t take his calls and he has no idea why. After being apart for a week or two Mary is a mess and realizes she made a mistake she needs to go to Mike and explain. And then this book gets smoking so if you aren’t into a long weekend with lots of kinky sex, making love and sexy body jewelry don’t read this book because getting back together has never been this hot. But will they be able to take their relationship into the future? I didn’t like Mary at first but she grew on me. This was a totally fun/super hot Hollywood read. ...more
I want more! This is a middle book. You really should read Love Beyond Time (The Outsiders #1) before reading this. Love Beyond Sanity has Charma (pronI want more! This is a middle book. You really should read Love Beyond Time (The Outsiders #1) before reading this. Love Beyond Sanity has Charma (pronounced Karma but spelled with a ch) one of the more intriguing Outsiders finding the soul mate she thought was dead. Charma actually leaves home to do it! Something that is really tough for her to do as there are so many clamoring for her help. And where does she have to go? An insane asylum. The interplay between Charma and Jason is a lot of fun. Jason once he gets his head out of his ass looks to be a terrific character. I think Charma will get his head on straight in no time. I have a small problem with the ending (besides wanting it to go on) where did Eden go? I know that Gabriel and Drew took off but did Eden? Please hurry with the next book and the answers to all the new questions raised in this book. ...more
A strong single mother wolf shifter and a human doctor. When Alanna’s son get shot and brought to a human hospital it shouldn’t have been a problem. GA strong single mother wolf shifter and a human doctor. When Alanna’s son get shot and brought to a human hospital it shouldn’t have been a problem. Go in get the kid and wipe everyone’s memory of your existence. Big problem the sexy doctors mind can’t be wiped. What is a wolf to do? I love this series of loosely connected books by different authors. It means I can visit the Black Hills Wolves dysfunctional pack more often. In this installment you have a strong young woman placed in a difficult circumstance. The doctor is smart, handsome and tenacious. She is afraid to enlighten him as to the reality of wolf shifters because if he rejects it he rejects her, his mate. ...more