Archives for September 2012

Review: Hunter’s Season

Reviewed by Jen

This is, by far, my favorite of Thea Harrison’s three Elder Races novella and I’ll tell you why: this is all the about the romance.  And Harrison knows how to write romance.  –That’s not to say her action and adventure tales aren’t fun, but in the love stories, she truly shines.

Our hero and our heroine both come from the Dark Fae world we got to know in Storm’s Heart. Xanthe is an assassin for the Fae court.  Queen Niniane dispatched her to America to find and dispatch the last of the traitors to the throne.  We saw that mission play out in the last novella. Now she is home, but her identity is compromised. No longer able to work covertly, she becomes a guard for the Queen herself.

Aubrey is the chancellor who would have been king, had Niniane not stepped forward and claimed the crown. His power-hungry wife was behind the plot to have her killed, but she lost her own life in the process.  He is a good man, but blames himself for failing to see his wife’s treachery.  He is also clueless to the fact that the Queen’s new guard is completely crazy about him.

Xanthe thinks Aubrey is totally out of her league. But an attempt on his life leaves him in her custody while the Queen investigates.  She slowly nurses him back to health and falls deeper and deeper in love with him the more time they spend together. So, too, does Aubrey grow to care for the loyal, strong, and unassuming woman who has taken him into her home.

The love story here is sooo good.  Xanthe thinks herself so beneath Aubrey that he could never return her feelings, but it’s such a joy to watch him prove her wrong.  Both characters are incredibly likable and I was rooting for them from the very beginning.  The sex is fabulous (as always in this series.) And the ending is very satisfying.

Really good.

Rating: B+

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Hunter’s Season
by Thea Harrison
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Samhain

Review: The Matchmaker

Reviewed by Shelly

I’ve ready Thayer King’s work in the past and I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t too keen on her writing. I’m just not a fan of the over-sexed male. This story was a pleasant surprise and a good read.

Bliss Barnes is the quintessential friend who can’t keep a man and is also the ‘big’ girl of the group. She’s known as the matchmaker in her circle of girlfriends because whoever she’s dating will end up married to one of her girlfriends. (Can you really call those people friends?).

During Bliss’s last disaster of a date, one of her so-called friends rudely interrupts and even worse – flirts with the guy and accepts a ride home from him. (Arghh, you know the word I wanna call her friend.) Bliss decides she’s just done with the whole dating thing. I couldn’t agree with her more, but I was more on the side of losing some of those ‘friends’.

After agreeing to –and being set up on– a blind date by one of her friends, Bliss meets Aric Ericson who she thinks is gay after seeing him in an intimate scene at a restaurant during her last ill-fated date. I think this misunderstanding allows Bliss and Aric to really get to know each other. They’re both interested, but won’t make a move for their own personal reasons. There’s no quick wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am here, and that allows an actual development of a friendship. Although Bliss thinks he’s gay, Aric thinks she’s sexy and he’s doing everything in his power to get her to agree to something more than friendship. After agreeing to accompany Bliss on an out of town trip to attend a wedding (remember Bliss’s last bad date and the rudus interruptus friend – yep, their wedding) Aric decides that this will be the place for his big seduction. Aric is very cute if you like ‘em big, blonde, icy blues and handsome – umm, did I already say big, yeah he’s that too.

I really enjoyed the emotional growth of Bliss, she needed to grow up especially with those piranhas for friends she’s got; and she does finally show maturity and common sense when she has something of her own that’s worth fighting for. I loved the confrontation between her and Shantelle. I’m not a big fan of unnecessary violence in story, but, Shantelle, you know you had that coming.

I thought the ending was a bit too quick and convenient, but that didn’t take away from the story for me at all. In fact, this was a really good read and I’ll definitely read more from this author if the quality of the story is as good as this one. And just because – I left this part for last, Aric is packing some serious heat in the bedroom for which Bliss will tell you she’s eternally grateful.

Happy reading folks!

Rating: B

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The Matchmaker
by Thayer King
Release Date: August 15, 2012
Publisher: Sugar and Spice Press

Review: The Curse

Reviewed by Jen

I really enjoy the Belador series.  I think it’s because the heroine, Evalle, is just so damn easy to root for. She has been kicked down, abused, and maligned her entire life. She is considered a monster, even by those she lives to protect. But she never wavers. She never acts dishonorably. She simply accepts those things about herself that she can not change and she soldiers on, always fighting the good fight.

As this third installment of her story begins, she is on the hunt for others of her kind.  The goddess who oversees the Beladors has agreed to recognize Alterants as a race within her pantheon. But only if Evalle can bring them forward and they swear their fealty.  First and foremost, she wants to find Tristan, but her search has been stymied by a rash of troll attacks in the Atlanta area.  She must work with her VIPER team-mates to protect the humans.

On top of that, Storm is missing. And as he slowly reenters the picture, she must continue to come to terms with her feelings for him. (And Isaak too.) There is strain in her friendship with Quinn… let’s not forget that he led the Medb to her at the end of the last book.  He is trying to deal with his feeling for Kazira –while poor Tzader tries to honor his vow to let Brina go.

Plus… more trolls.  Giant, black-ops, demon-infused, bounty-hunter trolls.

It’s all part of the Medb plan to breach Brina’s sanctuary and vanquish the Beladors.  There’s a lot of scheming, machinations and betrayals.  There’s also much violence and bloodshed.  You won’t find many dull moments.

However, I don’t feel like we moved forward much here.  Don’t get me wrong, I was never bored. I was invested in the characters and deeply ensconced in this very complicated world.  But in many ways this installment was almost like a placeholder.  There were no huge developments in any of the relationships –and there are a lot of relationships at play.  No big revelations about the Alterant race. No big movement in the war with Medb. I mean, stuff happens, it’s just nothing game changing.

Did I enjoy the book? Absolutely.  I love Evalle. I love Storm. And I am dying for Brina and Tzader to have some happiness. Or at least get on the path to it.  It feels a little stalled, though. I wanted more. It all sort of seemed like baby steps. I’m ready for these characters to make some strides.

If you’re interested in the Belador series, I strongly urge you to start from the beginning with Blood Trinity. I just don’t think this is a series where you want to jump in, mid-way through.

Rating: B

*ARC Provided by Pocket Books

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The Curse
by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books

Guest Post & Giveaway: Patricia Green

Why Texas? 

by Patricia Green

Where does a book take place? Is it on a ranch, a manor, a sailing boat, a lonely stretch of desert? Is the time period current, historical, a mix (as in time-travel), the future? What is the political situation at the time of the story? How about the religious mores? What’s the technology like?

All of these questions pertain to setting. They are the black velvet background on which the writer paints her portrait of Elvis. Without this kind of detail, the story will be flat and lifeless.

I start my writing process with a what if question, but having answered that, I try to put that scenario in its proper place and time. So, when I thought about the Journey Family series of books, I knew that the characters had to have Mom and apple pie values, a strong sense of family, and a tie to the land. They had to have religious convictions (but not so many that the story would be about those convictions), and they had to hail from someplace I was familiar with. “Write what you know” applies.

I’ve lived all over the US and in Canada. For about five years I lived in Texas. We had a house in a rural burg a bit more than an hour outside the state capital. It was a small town of about 2,000 people and had a Western, nineteenth century kind of feel to it. The people were hunters and farmers, ranchers and Main Street merchants. Even in a town of less than 2,000 folks, they had three churches. All the values I wanted my characters to have were present in that little town. It was a no-brainer for me to choose rural Texas for the setting of the Journey Family series. It started with Liv’s Journey, at the fictional Journey’s End ranch near Sonora, Texas, (a real town of about 4,000 souls) and in the current era. But that wasn’t where it stopped.

Although I had a great time in Texas (and would love to live there again), I’ve also had quite a bit of experience living in some very large metropolises. And, for book two of the series, Ace-High Flush, I wanted to take a very confident and capable character (Ace Journey) out of his element in Texas and into something he was much less familiar with, Manhattan. We have the impression that Ace has been there before, but he’s fairly out of place there anyway, with his cowboy hat, boots and bolero tie. Nevertheless, he’s confident and capable, and when the going gets tough, he sticks with it and rides the bull the full eight seconds. Thus, I used my citified, east coast experience to flesh out the setting of the book.

Choosing a setting for a story can also set the erotic tone of the piece. Not to put too fine a point on it, I write erotic spanking romances. The story has to have a thread of domestic discipline for me to fit in well with the publisher and sub-genre I so frequently target. And the erotic part…well that’s just how I write. All my romance books have a strong erotic component; the Journey Family series is no exception. So, you might ask, how does a Texas ranch work with an erotic story about domestic discipline?

Domestic discipline is spanking, standing in the corner like a naughty child, writing lines over and over again on paper (keyboarding doesn’t work), and things like that. The Journey family’s old-fashioned values and strong male characters were a natural for a family tradition of spanking recalcitrant women. I could easily envision a fellow with a deep Texan drawl giving a stern lecture while he smacks a heroine’s behind. And there would be hot, sensual, all-consuming love between the hero and heroine—love that naturally led to erotic encounters. To me, it’s incredibly sexy to imagine pillow-talk in a deep, male voice with a native Texas accent.

All six of the Journey Family books (four are available now and two more will come out this Fall) have a strong Texas component. Texas works for the Journey Family books and it was great fun to write the whole series. I feel like I got right into the heads of a traditionally-minded Texas family. Hopefully, I’ve shared that wonderful experience with readers.

Trey likes to spank and he makes that pretty clear early in their acquaintance by spanking Liv during a walk among the pecan trees. It turns out that Liv likes it, but he holds some back as a reward to be given at a more appropriate time.Not long after they meet, Liv finds out that spanking isn’t always fun—she gets mouthy and disrespectful in front of some of Trey’s friends, and he takes her out to his truck to teach her some manners. Unfortunately, while he’s spanking her, a paparazzo snaps a photo of her bare-bottomed and face turned toward the camera as she’s being spanked.

Liv is mortified and sure that her career will be over if that photo gets published. Trey feels guilty for putting her in that position, not to mention that his commanding officer is displeased with his behavior. They simply must get the rights to the picture so that it can’t be published.

Here is a taste of the story:

At first, there was a cool breeze on her bare bottom, as the pecan trees shielded her from the harsh sun. Birds chirped incessantly; it seemed like all the birds in the world came to Texas in the spring. Trey’s thighs under her belly were warm and hard and there was a growing lump against her left hip where his excited cock lay tucked into his jeans. As his hand passed over her bottom, Trey hummed softly. It was a sound of pleasure, a calm sound, a controlled sound.
Liv’s heart beat faster, knowing what that sound presaged. The humiliation of being bare-assed and over his lap was nothing compared to what was to come.
The sharp retort of the strap on her butt cheeks silenced the birds entirely. Some flew away in fright. And it hurt, but Liv gasped not out of pain but surprise at the sudden smack. Even knowing that it was to come, the exact moment it fell was always one second before it was expected. The first blow was still echoing through her mind when there was a second, third, and fourth. Heat blossomed over her rear and a sharp sting became a bright bloom. She moaned as the count rose above ten, and she couldn’t help but squirm.
“Still, angel.” His free hand pressed down on her back to keep her steady. She couldn’t do it herself. Her body wanted to wriggle away from the pain. Or, parts of it did. Some parts, the parts that sometimes wouldn’t heed her better judgment, got wet and slick and very ready for the reward Trey would share with her.
As the count reached twenty-two, tears began to stream from Liv’s eyes and her moans became sobs. She wanted this spanking, she knew she both needed and deserved it. Tears would cleanse any lingering feelings of guilt over poor behavior and her reward for taking her punishment would be hot, hotter than her flaming ass.
Liv lost count after twenty-five blows from the strap. She knew her bottom would be striped and fiery red. She’d seen it in the mirror after times like this. Perversely, she wore those stripes like a badge for the day or two they lingered. She’d earned her pleasure. She’d paid for her transgressions. Conflict was over and only sweet contentment remained.
Crying freely, she sobbed and sniffled as the spanking stopped. Trey’s big, hot hand glided over her stinging behind reverently, and sometimes a finger would trace one of the welts left by the strap.
“I’m sorry,” she said, her voice thick and watery.
His fingers slipped between her legs and found her pool of excitement. Her hot face got hotter. “You gonna be a good girl now and mind when I’m tellin’ you to do what you know you should?”
“It’s a habit…”
“A habit we need to get you over or you’ll be miserable, Liv.”
His fingers dipped deeper into her pussy and explored a little. A wave of pure desire washed through Liv’s belly.
“Yeah,” she agreed, though her mind was on those fingers. They retreated slightly and slid toward her swollen clit. “Please. Trey. Please.”
She could hear the smile in his voice as he responded. “Please what?”
The last of her tears dripped onto the leaf-strewn ground. “Please, fuck me.”
He rolled her over on his lap and pressed her face against his broad chest. “You’ll have to wait until after.”
“After! But that’s hours from now!”
“Yup.”
She looked up into his face, hoping for a teasing look in his brown eyes. The crinkles at the corners told her that he was smiling, even before she noticed his grin. “You can’t be serious.”
“I am.”
“Trey!”
He slid his hand up her torso and cupped a full breast, his thumb flicking over her nipple as it pressed against her bra and thin cotton blouse.
“You’re being mean.”
“Maybe.”
She growled her frustration and squirmed, her bottom hot and itchy against his denim. One more try. “Please?”
“Nope. After.”
Trey did things in his own time, and in his own way. Liv was usually happy about that; she trusted him after all they’d been through. So she’d wait for her reward. After wasn’t so far away.

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Review: Transforming Love

Reviewed by Shelly

Daddy’s girl Jenifer Koning (of the Koning clan) decides that an adventure across the great state of Colorado will cure her boredom. While she’s on her travels, she runs into a bit of car trouble and has no choice but to hoof it to the nearest place for help. After being on the road for a few miles, she comes across Gryph’s bar where she meets a host of characters, including scrumplicious, alpha male, and bar-owner Gryph.

After meeting Gryph, Jenifer finds out about her heritage and her role as part of the Koning clan. The attraction between these two is strong and Gryph knows she’s his but Jenifer’s not going to go down easy. To win Jenifer’s hand the men of the clan compete in a slag, a contest of cunning, power and might where the winner claims her. But, but, but… there’s a twist in there that was unexpected and I gave her kudos and a GO JENIFER!

I was very impressed with novella by an Indie author. It’s strong and has great promise for future stories in the series, yeah Kane I’m talking to you. Sorry about that folks, I’m back from the edge.

Now the thing is that Jenifer is a bit of a spoiled brat but she’s likable and I didn’t have the urge to either smack her down or tell her to shush it. And goodness gracious Grpyh is something oh so nice, he reminded me of a frozen chocolate bar – you just wanna keep licking away at the yummy goodness on the outside until you got to the middle (get your mind out of the gutter.) He’s quite the beat the chest while yelling ‘I am Tarzan’ mentality but he really cared about Jenifer and in the end his sacrifices on her behalf are what every girl wants. And just in case you’re wondering, heck yeah the sex is how shall I say this…? Yeah, sexy. That’s it –sexy.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: A-

*Book provided by author for review

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Transforming Love
by Debra Smith
Release Date: August 25, 2012

Review: The Wicked Wager

Reviewed by Jen
 

This is a hard book for me to categorize.  It’s not exactly a historical romance, though it is historical and it centers on a couple’s efforts to get together. It’s also a bit of a mystery. Maybe a little farce.  The author calls it “A Regency Murder Mystery & Romance.” A mouthful, but as good of a description as any. Ultimately, it’s light and it’s fun.

The story begins with Emma and Richard becoming engaged.  Unfortunately, Emma’s uncle wants them to have a long engagement.  Her uncle is a Duke and it’s expected that he will one day pass his title to her father, so Emma’s family is inclined to give in to his wishes.  Richard, however, doesn’t want to wait, so he comes up with a convoluted scheme to marry Emma on his own timetable.

Emma has plans to go visit the Duke and Richard decides to pose as a gardener on the estate to stay close to her.  He sets out to prove himself wilier than her uncle. He and Emma make a bet that if he succeeds in his ruse for one month, she’ll allow him to compromise her so they can get married right away.

What ensues is one difficulty after another in Richard’s plan… not the least of which is the Duke’s invitation for him to come to the house, more than a week after he has insinuated himself into the household under disguise.  That prompts him to call on a friend to impersonate him –a man who promptly falls for Emma’s cousin. And then someone tries to blackmail him and it all culminates in an unexpected murder.

I know it sounds like a romance to some extent, but really it’s not.  Emma and Richard are sealed in the first chapter. It’s less about them coming together than about their silly plan and its constant hiccups.  But then about halfway through, the mystery part comes in with the blackmail and the death and it sort of feels a little like Clue, but without the slapstick. (OK, maybe there was one scene where someone’s pants split in a very revealing way that was both unexpected and funny.)

It’s not a deep character piece. I didn’t really get invested in any particular character or their feelings, but the pacing is pretty fast and the story is pleasant, with interesting side characters. It wasn’t terribly hard to figure out who the killer was, but I didn’t get bored during the journey.  

Rating: B-

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The Wicked Wager
by Anya Wylde
Release Date: August 7, 2012

Review: Someone to Love

Reviewed by Shelly

This is a really short read (about 44 pages) and it’s a bit of a punch in the gut in how its characters are so anti-hero/heroine.

Because of her scarred face Raina has retreated into herself. Working for the same company, she and Bill the Junkie embark on what has the potential to change both of their lives.

Now folks because this is a short read, the review will follow suit. What I really liked about this story was the potential for something great but I didn’t read that at all and I was sorely disappointed. What I read was the day in the life of a junkie who wanted to stay a junkie and a physically scarred girl who I had absolutely NO sympathy for once I found out how she got her scars. The penance she’s paying I thought was very fitting and well deserved. Before you think I’m being harsh, you have to read the reason why Raina’s face is scarred; she’s not an innocent at all.

Did I think that these two should be together? I wouldn’t say that they should but then again I guess it’s hard to create solid characters in 44 pages. The end was a very rushed and way too easy, all I could do was shake my head and call BS on that.

I’ll say this – it’s great to have good writers who have a knack for writing imperfect but redeemable characters but there’s got to be something that I/we the readers can empathize with and invest our emotions (and dollars) into. I’ve had good luck with Pace’s novels in the past and I’m sure I will again because with every good writer there will be hits and misses.

Happy Reading Folks!

Rating: C

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Someone to Love
by Pepper Pace
Release Date: August 4, 2012

Review: How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days

Reviewed by Allison

Grace is sick of her creepy ex threatening to take away her son. He’s already stolen the first two years and she is unwilling to let him steal any more. She’s tried the courts, but she’s ready to get down and dirty to give him what he deserves. It’s time to call the Crown Prince of Hell, Caspian. When she summons him, he is so taken with her that he agrees to make her mobster of a boyfriend miserable if she’ll agree to be his – whenever, however, and for as long as it takes to wear the guy down. Of course, with Caspian being the sexiest demon she’s ever met, the deal isn’t too hard to make – sealed with an orgasm, of course! Thus begins the torrid affair between Grace, the human and Caspian, the Prince of Hell.

I think the author was going for a Darynda Jones paranormal comedy feel, but unfortunately it fell pretty flat for me. The humor was trying too hard (it read like a paranormal Three Stooges), the romance wasn’t all that convincing, & it was downright graphic in the creepy ex-boyfriend parts. (He was so evil, his goal was to become a demon).

There was a mystery with a twist thrown in that I didn’t see coming that made me hate her ex that much more (yes, it’s possible!) and I did like the characters themselves…I just feel that they alone couldn’t carry the story. I’m glad they got their Happy Ever After, but I can’t say I’d read another by this author.

Grade: D-

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How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days
by Saranna DeWylde
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Kensington Bravia

5 for Friday – September 14

Another week has come and gone and I am just not getting enough quality reading time in lately.  As I write this, I am about 75% through with The Burning Bush by Kenya Wright. It’s reminding me of how much I enjoyed Fire Baptized! But I think it is only the second or third book I have read all week.  Life just keeps getting in the way!  Here’s hoping things slow down a bit next week… I’ve got a ton of great stuff in the queue.

5. Just a few more weeks until the release of Fury’s Kiss, book three in the Dorina Basarab series by Karen Chance. I really enjoy her Cassie Palmer books and I keep telling myself that I am going to get started on these spinoff books one of these days.  Anyway, the book trailer is out. Take a look.

Fury’s Kiss is out October 2nd.

4. Historical romance author Sara MacLean has revealed the cover for her next book, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover.

The second in the incredible new Rules of Scoundrels series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean. Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant fourth daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, Pippa wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she’s never seen before marriage. And she knows just who to ask: the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel, London’s most notorious and coveted gaming hell, known only as Cross.

Like any good scientist, Pippa’s done her research and Cross’s reputation makes him perfect for her scheme. She wants science without emotion – the experience of ruination without the repercussions of ruination. And who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? But when this odd, unexpected female propositions Cross, it’s more than tempting . . . and it will take everything he has to resist following his instincts – and giving the lady precisely what she wants.

I liked the first book in this series, A Rogue by Any Other Name, so I am looking forward to this one.  One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is set to release on January 29th.

3. Another cover reveal… this one on Larissa Ione’s Rogue Rider.

How hot is Reseph, y’all? This book is really good! And I’m already excited for Reaver’s book in 2013!! Rogue Rider, book four in the Lords of Deliverance series, releases November 20th.

2. Sons of Anarchy returned this week, to kick off its fifth season.  This is such an amazing show!! Jax was not naked this week. He didn’t even take off his shirt. But I was surprised to discover just how much I enjoyed watching Jimmy Smits get busy.  He has either a really nice ass or a really good body double.  Who knew?

Of course, the real scene stealers this week were Tig and Harold Perrineau’s new character.  I sat on my sofa with my mouth hanging open when he threw that cigar! Holy shit! This show shies away from nothing.  It amazes and astounds me. It kicks me in the gut. And sometimes Jax is in the shower.  If you are not watching, you must hit up NetFlix right now!!

1. And finally… God, I love YouTube.  Seriously.  Jon Hamm.  Commando.  Wow.

There are no more words.

XOXO,
Jen

Review: The Space Between Us

Reviewed by Allison

Tesla Martin is not really sure what she’s doing with her life, but she’s not exactly in a hurry to figure it out either. She works at Morningstar Mocha as everyone’s favorite barista while living with the man (and his wife and two adorable kids) who took her and her brother in when her parents decided their lives were more important than that of their children.

Tesla enjoys the customer interaction and the constant stream of caffeine. However, there is one regular in particular that she wants to be more than just a barista to – Meredith. Meredith is one of those people that is so charismatic that she can convince you to tell her anything, to confide over a cup of coffee (or three) with a sparkle of mischief in her eye. And Tesla does. She lays bare her history in hopes the connection will give them an intimate edge she might not otherwise have…considering Meredith is a married woman. The story she weaves definitely has an effect on her, but not in a way Tesla expects. Meredith begins to flirt, to get to know her better, to develop a more-than-a-regular rapport with her only to invite her to bed… to sleep with her husband.

While shocked, Telsa considers it, requiring she meet Meredith’s husband Charlie first. When the three of them meet up for a very unorthodox date, they immediately click and end up talking and laughing the night away. One date turns into two, turns into three, turns into falling into bed together. All together.

In the beginning, the relationship was definitely geared more towards Tesla trying to get closer to Meredith, but the more she got to know Charlie (who is incredibly irresistible, no doubt about it!) the more she explored the extraordinarily complex dynamic between them. I liked Meredith for the purpose she served in the story but the characters that really shone for me were Charlie and Tesla. The way they completely changed for Meredith but owned their change and made it work for them so thoroughly, impressed me. I loved the way Charlie and Tesla bonded, the way he stood up for her, made her feel so special. Their relationship was such a pleasure to read.

My favorite aspect about any Megan Hart book is her characters. They are always so real; their emotions inspire you to feel, to experience life through their eyes. This book is no exception. While it certainly makes you think twice and can serve as a cautionary tale to be careful of what you invite in your bed and in your marriage – the other side of the coin shows us that not all connections we find in life will be conventional and that if it’s real, it’s worth fighting for.

Grade: A+

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The Space Between Us
by Megan Hart
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA