Aug
26

Delta: Retribution by Cristin Harber (Delta #1)

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A MAN IS NOTHING
Trace Reeves was one bad day from a dishonorable discharge. The best the Navy SEALs had to offer, he became a vengeful, angry mess when his twin brother was killed-in-action. Now he’s focused on a deadly obsession and unable to cope with the pain and guilt… except one time, in the arms of a one night stand that he’d never see again. She was smart, the sexiest thing he’d ever touched, but she disappeared into the night.

WITHOUT HIS TEAM
Titan Group was recruiting for their Delta team. They wanted ghosts. No ties. Nothing personal. The best of the best who could live off the grid and surface when commanded. Trace was the perfect recruit. Damaged. Heroic. Nothing to lose.

UNTIL A MISSION–OR A WOMAN–CHANGES EVERYTHING
But when Trace’s one-time fling becomes his high-value target during a black ops job, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself.

My Review:

This was an AWESOME start to a new series with the “older guys” popping in!!

This was a pretty short book & I couldn’t put it down! I was up all night!!

A one night stand with a morning escape leaves a man, Trace, wondering about the girl. He ends up on a mission having to rescue the same woman, Marlena. Now he’s asking her questions. Someone is still after and it’s his job to keep her safe.

This was a great spin off of her other series! I’m glad she has a new series so she doesn’t run out of men! LOL!!

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Aug
23

Taste of Darkness by Katie Reus (Darkness #2)

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He spent more than a thousand years imprisoned in Hell…

Drake is an ancient dragon shifter, one of the most powerful beings in existence, but a millennium trapped in utter darkness has left him ill-equipped for modern society. If it wasn’t for Victoria, the sweet female brave enough to befriend him, he’d be lost. She’s smart and gorgeous and everything he never dared dream of during his years of agonizing loneliness. He may not have anything to offer her, but one thing he knows for sure: he’d die to keep her safe.

Only to fall into the heaven of her touch.

Victoria is a wolf shifter, healer of the Stavros pack. She’s seen a lot, but she’s never met anybody quite like Drake, the fiery, fascinating shifter who can blaze through the skies unseen by mere mortals. He’s lost, dangerous, and the last male she should fall in love with, but the more time she spends helping him navigate modern life, the deeper—and hotter—their connection becomes. She’s thrilled when they finally locate his family, but reuniting with his people plunges them both into unimaginable danger. It’s a race against the clock trying to figure out who wants them dead and who they can trust, especially when the threat is closer than they ever imagined.

My Review:

Drake is a dragon that was sacrificed when he was young. That sent him to hell until he escaped. No real memory of his family, he is rescued & befriended by Wolf shifters. He’s a fighter & no one can beat him.

Victoria is is his best friend, also his mate. He wants to be worthy of her before he follows through with the mating.

Someone is out to get Drake & they will get to him through Victoria if they have to.

This was a great story, moving along quickly. There is never a dull moment. I will follow this series all the way through.

 

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Aug
23

Evernight by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #5)

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Once the night comes . . .

Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can’t control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming him—until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.

Love must cast aside the shadows . . .

Holly cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable—and she’s the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance for redemption will be lost.

My Review:

The ABSOLUTE BEST Steampunk writer EVER!!

As always this author pulls out a story that cannot be compared to any others! She has an off the chart fantastic imagination along with an awesome writing gift, making her pretty perfect as an author!! You can feel the story unfold.

Holly Evernight was one forced to replace Will Thorne’s ripped out heart with one of her metal hearts. Because he’s demon, the metal keeps taking over his body & mind.

Some time later after Holly’s release, Will tracks her down to kill her & find out she can manipulate the metal into a retreat. The problem is, that this is only temporary and she needs to touch him every 4 hours or so.

Someone else wants Holly dead & Will must protect her to keep himself sane, but there is more of a connection between them than that & that unfolds developing perfectly to the end!!

I cannot wait until the next book!!!

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Aug
14

Ever After by Kate SeRine

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To Catch a Thief. . .

For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.

Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood–the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.

Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?

My Review:

This author is phenomenal!! She is so original in her characters & stories, that she cornered the market with the characters she created!! It wouldn’t be the same if someone else tried!!

This one is Robin Hood & Little John! Robin Hood is ALL woman & Little John LOVES HER!!She’s stealing the relics belonging to the nursery rhymes who have come through the rift to the here and now. Even Red Riding Hood is real!!

Hundreds of years passed since her supposed death, Arabella makes an appearance… Why now?

The mysteries that surround these characters are complex & make total sense! I love everyone of them!!

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Aug
14

Heart Craving by Sandra Hill

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They share love, laughter, and a passion that burns up the night.

But can he share the secrets that threaten their marriage?

Nick and Paula DeCello are getting divorced in seven days, even though they love each other dearly. His overprotectiveness has finally become too much for her, and there’s something painful locked deep inside him. Desperate, Nick takes the advice of a quirky, old fortune teller to find his wife’s “heart craving.” To Nick, that means sexual fantasies.

Armed with a hilarious collection of advice books, he embarks on a wild, funny seduction of Paula that proves there’s nothing wrong with their relationship in the bedroom. When it comes to giving her what her heart really craves—soul-sharing communication—he’ll have to take a big step outside his comfort zone.

My Review:

This was another quick read, that was totally worth it! I read on a flight out of town & cracked up a couple times on the plane!

This is a story of a man who realizes what he’s losing & gives all he can to win back his wife. All SH men are hot! Just saying!! I do love Sandra Hill!

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Aug
14

Devil’s Bargain by Christine Warren

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First released in the HUNTRESS anthology, get caught up in the magic and sensuality of bestselling author Christine Warren’s erotic paranormal short story “Devil’s Bargain.” Now available for the first time ever as a standalone e-book.  It takes a real man to satisfy the powers and passions of this supernatural huntress.

Supernatural bounty hunter Lilli Corbin made a pact with the Prince of Hell: She agreed to recover a book of prophecies. When she learns it could trigger the apocalypse, Lilli is forced to make the ultimate choice: save her soul, or the man she loves?

My Review:

I am so glad she moved on to another series!! AND this was a great start to the new one!!

Lilli Needs to retrieve a book for the devil (one of many) so she can be free. She thinks this will be an easy thing, but NOPE… It’s pretty messy.

Cute fast paced novella with instant attraction!!

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Aug
08

Dark Skye by Kresley Cole (#15 Immortals After Dark)

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In this highly anticipated fifteenth novel in the Immortals After Dark series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole spins a sultry tale of a mighty warrior scarred inside and out and the beguiling sorceress with the power to heal him—or vanquish him forever.

Eternal Obsession
As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

Endless Yearning
Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.

Can the heat of desire burn brighter than vengeance?
With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

My Review:

Absolutely this was another great book by Kresley Cole! AND if you have been keeping up with this series,you know already that several character viewpoints pick up in this continuation of yet another view point of a character on the Island during the escape of all of the immortals.

When I first started reading this book, it was on a plane & I was going on vacation… I ended up with poor internet connection in the mountains & couldn’t post the review I had floating in my head. Since then, I’ve read 3 books, also being in the mountains & my creativity is overlapping while I am mentally trying to explain how good this was.

I was very sad for Thronos because he was a sweet innocent boy caught in a war only innocent kids caused by sharing secrets. Lanthe , who Thronos knew belonged to him, caused him to land without opening his wings falling from a great height in retaliation to the death of a family member…. is constantly stalked by Thronos, because she is his. She is running from him because they were born enemies & a little out of guilt for maiming him, I would say…

It’s such a great addition to this series, you have to read it!!  She’s so action packed with so much emotion, even a 400+ page book doesn’t really seem long enough!!

 

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Jul
28

Hero of a Highland Wolf by Terry Spear ( Heart of the Wolf #14)

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The MacQuarrie werewolf clan has overseen the Playfair family’s
Farraige Castle for three centuries. So when a Playfair granddaughter from abroad inherits the estate, clan chief Grant MacQuarrie has to train her to manage it—and he’s not happy about having her in his way. Until the prim old lady he’s expecting turns out to be a sexy young wolf…

Colleen Playfair has big plans to change the way the castle is run.
But the stubborn Grant won’t make things easy, and she’s forced to
turn to seduction to get her way…

My Review:

Terry Spear is my favorite “shifter” author… That said, this book missed it’s mark for me.

Hot Highlander wolves?? What else could you ask for! I am a faithful follower & I still like the stories, each pretty fun & entertaining…

TS usually has a purpose for her character descriptions & backgrounds. This one made no sense. Colleen had been mated twice to beta wolves. So? Why? It didn’t matter. Never came up as to why, so who cares. She could have never been mated, it wouldn’t play any part in this story except that it was mentioned. It only made her seem old. So… Then because of that I wonder about the age thing & talking about the older wolves being around in old days. What makes a wolf young or old. Colleen & Grant were old, but written as young, where aunts and uncles were old. Wolves live a long time, so how did Colleen’s mates (both of them) die under normal circumstances?? Geez I was confused! All in all, none of this matters, but it isn’t consistent with the other books. I did miss a couple in the series, so I’m not sure about the changes.

I was just bothered by the fluff. Things thrown in without purpose & I was looking for the reasons to show themselves & it never happened. For me, I never liked Colleen. There was no surprise. Only a stiff bossy alpha female. I pictured old corporate divorcee, with clock ticking, with no life time frame. Maybe I was asking too much.

I wish…

-The Pirate flag would have played out more humiliating to the men.
-Colleen had never mated before.
-Grant would have been more embarrassed in the beginning of the book with his mock fight with Ian
-The wolfhounds played more of a part than dog training.
-The ghost actually played a part
-Book discrepancies played a bigger part with the intro of the villain

I was pretty satisfied with the book from the pirate party on. I had a mental rearrangement of character descriptions & made them younger than portrayed early on. The pirate party was fun, but the antagonism should have lasted longer.

Oh well, I can’t have everything!! I am still a faithful follower!!

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Jul
26

Hard Knocks: An Ultimate Novella by Lori Foster

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Power. Brute strength. Unforgettable moves. It’s no wonder Harper Gates hasn’t been able to get her fling with Gage “Savage” Ringer out of her head. Months have passed since she laid eyes—or any other body parts—on him. Months without a word of contact… until, sidelined by injury, he comes back to town.

Staying focused on his training seemed like a smart move to Gage, even if he thought about Harper every day. Seeing her again only makes it clear how much is at stake. He’s got one night to earn back her trust. One night to show her that behind his breathtaking skill and ripped body is a man who’ll give her everything she needs.

My Review:

This was a quick read about Harper & Gage’s story.

Gage injured in a fighting practice flub accident is now not able to go to the tournament & he is brooding at a rec center party having to watch the event televised, where he is taunted (not in a bad way) by Harper.

It was a great fast read & a good novella! I wish their story had more details, but I will definitely follow this series!

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Jul
24

Extreme Measures by Elisabeth Naughton

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Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and—even more surprising—in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he’s now demanding the one thing that she can’t give him: the truth.

When he caught her breaking the rules years ago, Zane let Eve walk away without an explanation. Now someone has not only sabotaged Aegis but also turned an American city into a war zone, and all signs point to Eve. Zane needs answers that can come only from Eve’s still-tempting lips, and he finally has the elusive operative right where he wants her—at his mercy.

The first book in bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton’s new steamy romantic suspense series brings a spy in from the cold…and sets her heart ablaze.

My Review:

Elisabeth Naughton is a good writer, no matter what she writes. This one is an intro into a new series she’s writing about a group of former gov’t agents who have come together to form their own agency.

Eve works with the CIA, Zane used to… As former lovers with a botched past, Zane wants revenge & Eve, well, she still loves Zane. Someone is setting them both up as the bombers in downtown Seattle… Now they are on the run to find out who & to get Eve’s sister back, who is being held hostage by the people responsible.

I did like this book, and it held my attention. There were points in the beginning that I got a teeny bit bored, because the jumping to conclusions & the lack of defending themselves, kind of dragged on… But I excuse this irritation, because this action packed book was stressful (on purpose), entertaining & Hot!!

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