Review: Twice the Growl by Milly Taiden

twice the growlReviewed by Shelly

I have no idea what I just read. It’s so ridiculous and without logic that it blows my mind that I actually enjoyed it. There’s nothing in this story that makes a lick of sense. In Talia Barca’s world, shifters are a given; one of her favorite people, Geraldine “Gerri”, her neighbor and the owner of Paranormal Dating Agency is a shifter. Talia needs a date for a wedding; she wants a date with a good looking guy because her ex is going to be there and she wants to stick it in his face that she’s moved on. Gerri’s nephew, their pack Alpha and his beta, Theron and Connor, are looking for that 3rd member for their perfect triad. [Read more…]

Review: This Earl is on Fire by Vivienne Lorret

this earl is on fireReviewed by Jen

I enjoyed his second installment in Vivienne Lorret’s series of the Season’s Original as much as I did the first. It’s sweet and engaging with a jaded hero and the sweet, country miss who shows him that it may be worth it to trust people again.

We met Liam, the Earl of Wolford, in the last book.  He came off as a complete wastrel, but we learn here that he crafted that reputation on purpose. Liam is trying to keep himself apart from society, specifically the conniving debutantes, scheming for a rich and titled husband. He loves to collect valuable artifacts and he’s actually quite smart, but he likes to hide the truths of himself from the world. [Read more…]

Review: A Fine Mess by Kelly Siskind

fine messReviewed by Joanna

Lily needs to break up with Kevin. Not just because of Sawyer, but yeah, definitely because of Sawyer. Our heroine is in a comfortable but past-its-sell-by-date relationship, and she needs to quit. The fact that her new design partner / boss is super-hot and she’s super in to him is only one of the reasons.

Lily’s a designer and her friend Shay hooked up with Sawyer’s friend Kolton in book one. You don’t need to read that, but it’s good and has bra-flinging, so why not? [Read more…]

Review: Secretly Hers by Jamie Beck

secretly hersReviewed by Shelly

This is book 2 in Jamie Beck’s Sterling Canyon series about life in a ski town around the Denver, CO area. I didn’t read book 1, but I didn’t feel as if I missed anything. I’m not a fan of this kind of heroine; actually I’m not a fan of this kind of person.

Thirty year old Kelsey Callihan wants nothing more than to be married with children, which is more than fine by me, but what I don’t like is the manipulation to get what she wants. She literally talked herself into her love of Trip. When one of her good friends, Emma, asked what she loved about him, this is Kelsey ‘He’s sexy and surprisingly sweet, strong and willful, fun and sentimental, even if he doesn’t see it’. If sexy is the first thought much less word out of your mouth, what happens when his looks fade? Yeah, I know it takes two to tango, but her thoughts are revealed to the reader, so I know where she’s going and I know what she wants, and I see her just being someone I can’t stand. [Read more…]

Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

wild embraceReviewed by Jen

I’m such a fan of the Psy-Changeling series. This anthology gives us a peek into the lives of (mostly) secondary characters whose stories have been waiting to be told.

Echo of Silence – This story takes place early in the series timeline, after the second book, Visions of Heat, but if you’re worried about jumping that far back in the series, don’t. This story stands up completely on its own, and it may be my absolute favorite novella in the series. It harkens back to those early stories where the Psy are still holding tightly to Silence. And though our hero’s Silence is fractured, it’s a secret that could cost him his life. [Read more…]

Review: Happily Ever All-Star by Sosie Frost

happily everReviewed by Shelly

This is a new to me author. When I started this story, I didn’t realize that this was a full (not novella) story. The kindle version that I’m reading also has these other stories by the same author – “Bad Boy’s Baby,” “Beauty and the Blitz,” “Once Upon A Half-Time,” and “Touchdowns and Tiaras,” a mini-novella. It’s an investment in reading time I wasn’t prepared to give. This was good enough that one day I might go back and read the others, but today I’m only interesting in the story with the blurb. [Read more…]

Review: Didn’t You Promise by Amber Bardan

didnt you promiseReviewed by Joanna

Angelina and Haithem are back. This is book two so go back and read Didn’t I Warn You if you like sexy scientists with Big Secrets and Aussie girls who stow away on boats. The rest of this review is spoilery for book one, so be warned.

Our couple is on the run. Haithem’s magical energy-making device is in top secret production in multiple locations, and lots of people want him dead. Oil money is used by bad people around the world from governments to terrorists, and as soon as the energy cell is launched, their power base disappears. You can see why they wouldn’t want that. Phew, not much on the shoulders of our crazy-in-love couple? [Read more…]

Review: An Accidental Gentleman by MQ Barber

accidental gentlemenReviewed by Shelly

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Her Shirtless Gentleman. Rob and Nora were a fun couple to read. And as much as I loved book 1, the 2nd book in the series, An Accidental Gentleman, fell completely flat for me. I’m a Barber fangirl, and when I started reading this I immediately didn’t care for the heroine, Katherine ‘Kit’ Runyon. I can’t say that I found Brian Hendricks to be much of a hero either. I thought this might be like HSG in that it was a slow build and I would eventually feel the love but, yeah, I never did. [Read more…]

Review: Ultimate Courage by Piper Drake

ultimate courageReviewed by Jaimie

I have been on a streak lately with great books! Ultimate Courage is the second book in the True Heroes series by Piper Drake. This was my first experience with Ms. Drake’s writing, and I can tell I’m going to be a big fan of her work. I already ordered the first book in this series. I love the whole stalker ex trope, and this one had a bit of a twist on it which was a nice change. [Read more…]

Review: Silent Praise by Michelle Lindo-Rice

silent praiseReviewed by Shelly

This is the 3rd book in Michelle Lindo-Rice’s Christian IR ‘Able to Love’ series. I read the first one, Color Blind, back in 2014 and didn’t care for that because I couldn’t stand the heroine; then I read the 2nd in the series, Unbound Hearts, and even with a different heroine I still couldn’t stand her. So why not finish out the series, right? I will say I liked the heroine quite a bit more, but this time I couldn’t be distracted by a bad heroine because the writing made me wonder why I even bothered. [Read more…]