Archives for February 2014

Review: The Darkest Joy by Marata Eros

darkest joyReviewed by Janell

I haven’t been reading a lot of angsty New Adult lately because I’m tired of characters moping around, thinking about how horrible they are. If they don’t like themselves, I have trouble liking them. This book sounded a little different, though. A girl goes through a sudden tragedy and tries to escape the past, and then she meets a deep sea fisherman. Have you ever read a fisherman hero? Or a guy on a boat who wasn’t a pirate? I had to check it out. [Read more…]

Review: The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart

secrets of mia danversReviewed by Shelly

I’ve never read Robyn DeHart before and it irks me to great extent that I had this story in my TBR for as long as I did before buckling down to read it. The first in the Dangerous Liaisons Series, I couldn’t have asked for either a better introduction to both the author and the series. I even cheated a little by not reading this too fast because I just knew that I didn’t want it to end. [Read more…]

Review: Sinfully Yours by Cara Elliott

sinfully yoursReviewed by Janell

This Regency novel, the second in a series about sisters who secretly have brains and use them to form opinions and write things, is about Anna and Devlin. Anna’s family was poor, and she was groomed to catch a rich man for a husband to save them all. Her manners are impeccable, her reputation is spotless, and her suitors are wealthy. However, in the previous book, her older sister landed a man of wealth and now Anna is off the hook. [Read more…]

Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

undead poolReviewed by Jen

With the notable exception of A Perfect Blood, the Hollows has been steadily gaining momentum in the past few years.  Each book is better than the one before.  Each book has reminded me why I love this series so damn much. And once again, with this new installment, I have a new favorite. And frankly, I don’t know how Kim Harrison is going to top this one.  In fact, part of me wants to just stop reading right here, so she can’t sucker-punch me at the end of the series. [Read more…]

Review: When the Duke Was Wicked by Lorraine Heath

when the duke was wickedReviewed by Jen

Lady Grace has been in love with the Duke of Lovington since she was a young girl. Nine years older, he was the object of her childish dreams. Then he married and moved on to his happy ever after. Lovington was madly in love with his wife, and the addition of a daughter only painted a happier picture. Until illness took them both and crushed him. Now, years later, he is a shell of the man he once was. He has removed himself from society, choosing instead to live a life of detachment and debauchery. [Read more…]

Review: Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep

killer frostReviewed by Jen

Jennifer Estep delivers a fitting farewell with this series finale to her Mythos Academy series. It’s the big face off between Gwen and Loki. I wasn’t sure how our heroine was going to pull it off, but in the end, I thought it was a resolution that satisfies. [Read more…]

Review: No Such Thing by AM Arthur

no such thingReviewed by Jen

This is a sweet little love story about two men who have never had a real relationship.  Alessandro has had plenty of sex, but love has never been part of the equation.  Jaime has never even been kissed.  And while the story starts out following Ale’s plan to teach Jaime about physical pleasure, it ends up showing us how they teach each other about love. [Read more…]

Review: Last Call by Alannah Lynne

lastc allReviewed by Shelly

After reading the first story in this series (Heat Wave) I decided to give this one a try. A quick, fun, and dare I say, sexy read – the story of Gavin McLeod and Aimee Lee ‘Sunny’ Black is a nice reprieve from the typical rich boy/poor girl story. Set in small town USA, businessman Gavin is going back to the place where he had some of his fondest childhood memories fishing with his grandfather. During a daytrip to Anticue, he stops by the bar where Sunny works to scope it out for a possible business opportunity. Sunny’s put every penny she has and a lot of hard work into this bar to make it a place where she and her brother can call home. [Read more…]

Review: Misbehaving by Tiffany Reisz

misbehavingReviewed by Carrie

I loved this sexy novella from the author of the Original Sinners series.

Billed as an erotic reimagining of Shakespere’s, Much Ado about Nothing, this sexy follows Beatriz, a sex blogger.  Beatriz has a problem.  She needs to review a sex positions manual the weekend of her sister’s wedding and the only acceptable available man to help her out is Ben, a former crush from college that rejected her. [Read more…]

Review: Hard to Handle by Jessica Lemmon

hard to handleReviewed by Shelly

I’ve had this story in my TBR for a while now. I’ve not read anything by Jessica Lemmon before and I’m glad I finally did. It’s a nice light read that most romance readers will find refreshing as the hero is the one who’s wearing his heart on his sleeve.

A year ago, Sadie Howard was dumped by Aiden Downey. Not only did he dump her, he did it over the phone. Ouch! During her best friend and his cousin’s wedding, Sadie bumps into her old boyfriend. Aiden’s back in town after a family tragedy and he’s back to stay. He’s 30 and living with his father, but that’s only temporary until he can get his life back on track. [Read more…]