Review: Proving Paul’s Promise by Tammy Falkner

proving pauls promiseReviewed by Joanna

I really meant to stop reading this series for a while cos it got a bit same-y. Well, that didn’t happen. There were just two brothers to go, so I went straight for book five and big, tall Paul.

Paul’s the eldest of the Reed brothers and the guy who had to pick up the slack when their dad walked out after their mother died. I’m a sucker for a guy who has to stand up and be a man, and Paul gave up so much to raise his four brothers. He’s also been crazy about Friday, the tattoo shop receptionist and artist for the four years she’s worked for him. [Read more…]

Review: Devil May Care by Pippa DaCosta

devil may careReviewed by Jen

One thing is for sure, Pippa Dacosta doesn’t flinch away from the dark. It’s one thing to know your heroine has endured the stuff of nightmares. It’s another to see it happen on the page. Muse faced a tough battle in the first book of this series, but it was nothing compared to her fight in this installment. That’s because her owner is back. The demon she thought she had killed to win her freedom isn’t only alive, but he’s in the human world and he’s hunting her. It’s only a matter of time before she has to face him again, only this time she has made an enemy of her former savior, and her inner demon is inaccessible. The deck is stacked against her, and you feel it in spades. [Read more…]

Review: Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

bittersweetReviewed by Joanna

This is a sweet and sexy romance set on a farm in Vermont and it is such a lovely book. They grow apples in the sun, make cider, milk cows and it’s all organic and delicious-sounding. Reviewer’s warning: do not read this when hungry.

“He tasted of cider and male hunger, and I felt that kiss everywhere.”

Grumpy farmer Griff runs the place, and Audrey comes by to negotiate on buying some of his produce, accidently running her hire car into a ditch. A damsel in distress is the last thing Griff needs, but as he watches her sexy ass back out of the crashed car, he realizes he knows her. Intimately. Together they shared a couple of very memorable hook ups at college and instant attraction sparks again. [Read more…]

Review: Next to You by Julia Gabriel

next to youReviewed by Shelly

Be forewarned, the heroine in this book is a millionaire and the hero is a billionaire. That’s a complete uphill battle for the author to convince me that my sympathy and/or empathy should be targeted towards either of these characters. For goodness sake, they’re both rolling in the dough; come on now we all know that money = happiness or is it?

Phlox (pronounced Floks) Miller and her best friend, Zelda Malisewski, have answered a market need; they sell beauty products. Recently, they created a new line of specialty cream that’s specific to each buyer. During some product testing while in her home kitchen Phlox accidentally blew up a pot of oil and wax and unfortunately she was in close proximity and got a face full. Over the past year, she’s undergone dozens of surgeries to repair some of the damage done to her face. The thing about plastic surgery is that when skin/bone/cartilage is needed for the repair, it’s best to be autologous as it reduces the chance of rejection. So for Phlox, she’s got scars in other places to fix the damage done to her face. [Read more…]

Review: Idol by Kristen Callihan

idolReviewed by Joanna

Yum. Rock star romances can be hit or miss, but this one was pretty much on the money for me. I’m a Kristen Callihan fan anyway from her sports-based novels so I was expecting quality and I got it. It’s a dual-perspective ride through rock ‘n roll land till we get to a nice HEA, and I was all kinds of happy with this book.

Liberty Bell finds a strange man on her lawn one day. He’s drunk, disgusting and he’s crashed his Harley right through her fence. She hoses him down whilst berating him for the lives he risked being a drunk driver. He promptly pukes on her. [Read more…]

Review: The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake by Jessica Clare

billionaires favorite mistakeReviewed by Jaimie

The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake is the fourth book in the Billionaires and Bridesmaids series by Jessica Clare. Despite the whole billionaire thing, the description of this one really appealed to me. I love the accidental pregnancy trope, so despite not having read any of the other books in this series, I dove right in. Thankfully it didn’t feel like I had missed anything major by not having read the previous books. I’m not going to say this book will hit my all time favorites list, but overall it was a fast read with an entertaining story and a really sweet couple. [Read more…]

Review: Undecided by Julianna Keyes

undecidedReviewed by Joanna

You know when you pick up a book and it’s so bang on to your tastes you love it from the off? = me with Undecided.

I like college NA, I like the player-falls-in-love trope, I like people having hidden depths and I like this well-written book. A lot.

To the plot – Nora Kincaid is in her second year at college and trying to live very differently than her wild first year. She screwed around, got arrested and failed her courses. This year she’s moving house to be with a boring and studious flatmate and promised herself, her parents and the Dean of the school that she won’t make the same mistakes again. Nora Bora is a la mode. [Read more…]

Review: Demons From My Past by JL Leslie

demons from my pastReviewed by Shelly

Kingsley Huxton is 5 years sober from both drugs and alcohol. There’s nothing she’d rather do than make her father proud, because she’s been disappointing him since she was a teenager stealing from and lying to him all in the name of getting her next hit. She’s finally in a place where she can do right by her family.

She’s already got her mother and younger sister on her side, so the only one left is her father. After what was probably a brow beating from his wife, Kingsley’s father agrees that she can come to work at his company as an Events Planner. On Kingsley’s first day at work she meets Paxton Rowe who happens to be the guy she kissed in the alley the night before. Whoopsie! [Read more…]

Review: Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta

beyond the veilReviewed by Jen

These days, so many Urban Fantasy heroines have the same sort of feel… some kind of derivative of Kate Daniels. I get that. Kate is totally awesome and strong and empowered. I love her, and honestly, I enjoy most of the other heroines who follow a similar formula. But it’s also kind of cool to get a change of pace every so often. Muse is cut from a different cloth. She has been through hell; a half-demon, she’s an anathema to demonkind. She’s lived as a slave. Tortured. Passed around. Hunted. Now, all she wants is to live a quiet, human life, but that’s a dream that will never come true. [Read more…]

Review: Eidolon by Grace Draven

eidolonReviewed by Jen

Radiance was one of my favorite books of 2015, and I have been eagerly awaiting more of Brishen and Ildiko’s story since the moment I finished this series’ first installment. This sequel is a little different, but it has to be. This is no longer a story of two members of vastly different species falling in love. That’s already happened. Now it’s the story of what comes next for them. It’s still a fantastic book, though, and it continues the thread of how this Kai man and human woman not only manage to love one another through their differences, but how their union is accepted among their people.

If you haven’t read Radiance, by the way, go do it now. [Read more…]