Archives for February 2014

Review: Crazy Stupid Sex by Maisey Yates

crazy stupid sexReviewed by Carrie

This is another novella from Cosmo’s Red Hot Reads that I really enjoyed.

Evie may be a programming goddess but when it comes to men, she is completely out of her element.  Thanks to a new job developing an app for a magazine to help women get their groove on, Evie sets out one night to test its merits.  Using her brain, Evie tries the methods she’s devised on a few men to no result. [Read more…]

Review: Nicholas by Emma Lang

nicholasReviewed by Janell

This is the fifth in a Western series about siblings on a ranch in Texas. I haven’t read any of the previous books, but I jumped in at the promise of a brooding cowboy. This book picked up right after the events of the previous book. I wasn’t exactly lost, because the author inserted summaries of past actions, but I definitely felt like I would have understood the main characters and their relationship better had I read the last book. [Read more…]

Review: A SEAL’s Salvation by Tawny Weber

seals salvationReviewed by Shelly

This is my first Tawny Weber story and it’s one of her SEAL stories. I wasn’t too thrilled with this one, but maybe the other installments in the series are better than this. I’m not sure as I’ve not read any of them.

Brody Lane is the requisite bad boy of his hometown. His father’s a drunk and he’s a troublemaker who has one good thing on his side – his loving grandmother who’s also his conscience. Genna Reilly is the good girl and daughter of the local Sheriff. [Read more…]

Review: Romance for Cynics by Nicola Marsh

romance for cynicsReviewed by Janell

I requested this book because it had a fake-girlfriend scenario, and I’m a sucker for those. It’s from the Harlequin Kiss line, which are “all about the delirium of a potential new romance.” I wouldn’t say that this book showed delirium, but it was fun in its predictable way. Plus it’s Australian, mate! [Read more…]

Review: Marked by Kit Rocha, Vivian Arend, and Lauren Dane

markedReviewed by Carrie

Ooooh lord, this anthology might set your e-reader (and panties) on fire!  I’ve said before that I don’t care for novellas, but some of my favorite authors have been cranking out some great ones!  Let’s break it down.

Beyond Temptation
by Kit Rocha (Grade: B)

This is set in the dystopian world of Sector Four.  It works ok as a standalone if you haven’t read the other books, but you really should because they are that good.  [Read more…]

Review: Geek with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir

geek with the cat tattooReviewed by Janell

I don’t usually read novellas because, if they’re good, then I just want more. I made an exception for this book (it’s 162 pages, is that a novella or a short novel?) because I like cats and geeks, and other reviewers really liked it.

Emerson works in a music store repairing instruments. He’s nursed a crush on one of his customers, Lola, for a long time. But Emerson is painfully shy, and he can barely stammer out a few words when she comes in to have her father’s guitars repaired. Lola misreads this and thinks that Emerson hates her, but her father won’t have his guitars repaired by anyone else. [Read more…]

Review: Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann

do or dieReviewed by Jaimie

Do or Die is the first book in the Reluctant Heroes series by Suzanne Brockmann.  This new series is a spin-off of Ms. Brockmann’s popular Troubleshooters series and in fact Do or Die is set in the TS world.  Characters Martell Griffin from Force of Nature and Deb and Yashi, who work with Jules Cassidy, all play prominent roles in this book.  If you are a fan of that series you are going to love this one. [Read more…]

Review: Avenger’s Heat by Katie Reus

avengers heatReviewed by Jen

This latest installment in Katie Reus’ Moon Shifter series is easily my favorite in the series so far. Reus has been teasing us with the building relationship between Erin and Noah since book one, and now we finally have the payoff!

Noah found Erin on the worst day of her life. She had been beaten and left for dead, discarded like trash near a dumpster. He instantly felt connected to her and brought her back to his pack. The tie between them only grows stronger over time. But Erin insists on keeping Noah at arm’s length. It’s clear that the attack damaged her in ways that no one knows, and that may truly never heal. What it didn’t do was stop her from becoming the Enforcer she was destined to become. [Read more…]

Review: The Marshal’s Ready-Made Family by Sherri Shackelford

marshals ready made familyReviewed by Shelly

I like a good story regardless of the sexual content; this is a good story with no sexual content.

JoBeth McCoy is a tomboy. She wears pants under her dresses. She wears cowboy boots. She wears braids. She works as the local telegraph operator. She’s happy – isn’t she? In a time when all of her friends are married and having children, JoBeth’s given up on both. She’s seen enough to know that it’s not something that she’s suited for and she knows that she could never find someone to love her and her non-womanly ways. Garrett Cain is the local sheriff. He’s just been given custody of his newly orphaned niece, Cora. He’s dealing with his grief, her grief and his own guilt over his past. But first things first, he has to keep Cora from the grubby and greedy hands of his cousin; to do this, Garrett knows that he can’t stay single. [Read more…]

Review: Cipher by Moira Rogers

cipherReviewed by Jen

This is the couple we’ve been waiting for… the carrot on the string for several books now. Finally, it’s time for Kat and Andrew to break through the walls between them and get their long awaited HEA!  The story does just that, and while I liked it, I will admit I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the journey.

As the story begins, we find out Kat is researching her mother’s history, looking for clues to her past and information about the powerful psychic gift passed down through the family.  She gets an email offering her more information, but only if she brings along Julio or Andrew for the meet.  [Read more…]