Archives for November 2014

Review: Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy

midnight actionReviewed by Jaimie

Midnight Action is the fifth book in the Killer Instincts series by Elle Kennedy, and if you are a fan of this series – this story is the one we’ve been waiting for.  Throughout the books leading up to this one we have seen the genuine hatred between Jim Morgan, the leader of a group of mercenaries who have been the focus of the previous books, and Noelle, aka the Queen of Assassins.  But as we all know there is a fine line between hate and love and I couldn’t wait to find out all about what had led them to this point. [Read more…]

Review: The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

raven princeReviewed by Jen

There are few things more exciting to an avid reader than to discover a great author a bit later than everyone else. Elizabeth Hoyt isn’t exactly new to me, but I did start reading her work several years into her career. What makes this such a win, of course, is the opportunity to plow through her backlist whenever I get into a reading slump.  And I get to discover absolute gems like this one.

I loved this book. Maybe I should have started with that.  It’s sexy and engaging, with two unattractive lead characters who made me absolutely ache for them to get together. [Read more…]

Review: I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

i want it that wayReviewed by Janell

I haven’t read a New Adult book in a long time. They all seemed so angsty, full of tortured souls and lots of weeping. I admit that I enjoy dramatic sobbing on occasion, but I require a good mental palate cleanse afterwards. This book was quite a surprise for me, then, because it was so New Adult-y with the age range and characters learning to be independent, but the characters were so…what’s the opposite of dysfunctional? Oh, right. Functional. [Read more…]

Review: The Second Chance Hero by Jeannie Moon

second chance heroReviewed by Shelly

I’m a newbie to Jeannie Moon’s writing but I’m already a fan. The fourth book in her Forever Love series is one that I enjoyed but then again, what war-torn-soldier-loving reader wouldn’t? Unlike many other stories I’ve read, the heroine is also a veteran in the war, having served in a medical unit as an RN. I’ve not read any of the other stories in the series, so I don’t have an opinion on how either the writing or story lines differ, and this read just find as a standalone. And for those of us who want to know if it’s a ‘billionaire’ story – even though this is a story about a billionaire, it didn’t play much of a part in the awe and shock moments. [Read more…]

Review: Lost in Kakadu by Kendall Talbot

lost in kakaduReviewed by Janell

I bought this when it was on sale, thinking that a good plane crash romance would hit the spot. After finishing it, I would say that the spot was not exactly hit, much in the same way that the destination spot was not exactly hit by the crashed airplane. Ha!

We first meet Abigail in some rural Australian airport as she’s going on a trip with her husband. Abigail has recently learned that her husband has been sleeping around on her. She’s a rich society woman who pretty much hates the great outdoors, but she’s going on the trip to save her marriage. [Read more…]

Review: A Taste of Midnight by Lara Adrian

taste of midnightReviewed by Jen

We never really had a chance to get to know Danika in the first Midnight Breeds book. Her mate, Conlan, was the warrior who died in that installment.  Danika was pregnant and went off to Europe to have the baby.  Now, a couple of years later, she is still trying to come to terms with Conlan’s death and new love is the last thing on her mind. [Read more…]

Review: Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday

saving the ceoReviewed by Janell

Confession: I was never into the billionaire craze, because they all seemed to be alphahole control freaks, and that is not my type of romance hero. Now, I’m not sure if the hero in this book is a billionaire, but he is a rich businessman, and I ordinarily would have passed this book right by.

However, I follow @TropeHeroine on Twitter, who posts gems such as: “You’re no one until there’s a wager about you in the book at White’s.” “I babble when flustered (which is pretty much all the time around you) even though I am otherwise a very successful litigator.” “I like a man who smells of soap and man.”  “I often look in mirrors and make note of my own hair and eye color. I might forget what I look like otherwise.” On and on, insightfully. [Read more…]

Review: Love’s Last Call by Beth Matthews

loves last callReviewed by Janell

I can’t resist a nerd hero, so of course I read this book where the nerd hero is also a bouncer in a bar and his name is Norman. I mean, come on.

In this story, Lucy is a shot girl at a bar called Jezebel’s. That means she wears skimpy outfits and lets guys look down her shirt while she pours cheap booze down their throats. She’s pretty much all alone in the world and she’s saving money to transfer to a big college to eventually become an engineer. The staff at Jezebel’s has been there for her ever since her father died; they’re the only family she has. Which is why she really wants to obey the “bouncers and shot girls can’t date” rule, because she doesn’t want to get fired. [Read more…]

Review: Gentlemen Prefer Curves by Sugar Jamison

gentlemen prefer curvesReviewed by Shelly

After too many alpha males, I needed a break and was in the mood for a sassy heroine and Belinda gave me exactly what I wanted. The third story in Sugar Jamison’s ‘Perfect Fit’ series is a quick, funny read with the most precocious five year-old little girl. There’s an old adage – children or dogs always steal the show. Carter’s daughter, Ruby, stole every scene and she’s in a lot. As I didn’t read book 1 or 2 in the series, I don’t have any comparisons but this read really well as a standalone. [Read more…]

Review: Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens

heart mateReviewed by Jen

I am always looking for new series to love. I stumbled across the blurb to book 13 in this series and I was intrigued. I picked it up and was completely overwhelmed by the glossary and cast of characters, so I decided to go back to the beginning to see if I’d get a better understanding of the series on the ground floor. Turns out, yes, I did.  I understood everything.  But that didn’t mean I’m ever going to make it to book 13.
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