Archives for May 2015

Review: Angel of the Somme by Terri Meeker

angel of the sommeReviewed by Jen

I love a good wounded hero, so when I read the blurb on this story, I couldn’t wait to dig in to a romance between a World War I soldier and the nurse who steals his heart. It had great potential, but for me, it did not deliver.  My biggest issues were with the underwhelming gentleness of the romance and with a supernatural element that I just wanted to go away. [Read more…]

Review: Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire

Untitled-2Reviewed by Jen

Well, it’s about damn time. This is the book that Tybalt fans have been waiting for. It’s THE book, y’all. And it was every bit as satisfying as I hoped it would be. I say this, in part, because we finally get all the feels, but also because the story is just that good. [Read more…]

Review: Force of Attraction by D.D. Ayres

force of attractionReviewed by Shelly

This is my first from this author and while it was an okay read, I wasn’t too gung-ho about the hero. Scott Lucca is a DEA agent working on a case involving puppies being used as drug mules. Scott is good at the job of being undercover and bringing down the bad guys; this time his boss wants him to partner with Nicole ‘Cole’ Jamison to pose as couple and infiltrate the local dog show circuit. It turns out that Nicole and Scott have a past – there were married for a short time but few, if anyone, on the force is aware of their personal history of being together. [Read more…]

Review: Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt

notorious pleasuresReviewed by Jen

Elizabeth Hoyt writes such sensual and decadent romances. She consistently delivers the goods, with fantastic sexual tension and love scenes that practically light up the pages.  They’re the kind that make you fan yourself, but I don’t find them gratuitous or crass, just very hot.

I had to say that first.

This is the second story in Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series and the tone isn’t quite as dark as in book 1.  There are many overlapping characters and storylines, though, so while you don’t have to read Wicked Intentions to enjoy the main romance, you’ll appreciate the backstory for some of the secondary threads. [Read more…]

Review: Mark of Cain by Kate Sherwood

mark of cainReviewed by Jen

I am such a sucker for a priest-romance. It’s rare I can turn one down, and this one has added angst… not just because the hero is gay, but because his love interest killed his brother.

Lucas barely remembers the night that put him in prison. He knows, though, that drunken bar fight ended with him hitting another man in the head with a bottle, ending his life. He served three years for his crime, and now he’s out on early release. All he wants is to stay out of jail. He plans to walk the straight and narrow. But his old friends have other ideas. They expect him to go back to the man he was before. Only, Lucas doesn’t want to go back. [Read more…]

Review: Victorious by M.S. Force

victoriousReviewed by Shelly

I’m probably the only person who didn’t like this story. I’m a ginormous fan of this author’s romance novels. I think her Green Mountain series is absolutely brilliant and I’ve have had nothing but praise for it. I read the first two books in her new Quantum Trilogy series and was suitably impressed with those, because the story telling was good and the sex wasn’t overpowering. As this is a serial, each book picks up immediately where the other left off. At the end of book two’s review, I put something out there that I wish didn’t happen – ‘I’m going to be sorely disappointed, scratch that – make it pissed off, if Natalie gives in to Flynn’s BDSM lifestyle desires like a bowling pin’. Guess what happened. [Read more…]

Review: Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones

eighth graveReviewed by Jen

So much happens in this book. So many question are answered. So many things we have been anxiously awaiting finally come to pass.  It’s got everything I’ve been waiting for… and some things I never expected.  It’s a great story with a fast pace, Charley’s trademark humor, and plenty of feels.  It also has an ending that is not only a cliffhanger, but could create some mixed feelings among fans. [Read more…]

Review: Taming the Legend by Kat Latham

taming the legendReviewed by Janell

I don’t care for reunited lovers stories, especially when those lovers were teenagers when they met. So I started this book thinking, “ugh,” but it wasn’t long before I was thinking, “Kat Latham, I’m sorry I doubted you, I love you forever.” Seriously, every book in this series (Knowing the Score, Playing it Close, Tempting the Player) has been fun, emotional, and sexy, plus the heroines always kick ass. [Read more…]

Review: The One Worth Finding by Teresa Silberstern

one worth findingReviewed by Shelly

Looking for a novella, I kindly asked GoodReads for a recommendation. This ditty popped up and I was immediately on alert because… well let’s be honest that cover is ‘interesting’. Then I needed the extra push and asked the ladies on the blog, and here I am reviewing a story about anal fisting. But it’s not just that it’s that the anal fist-er is a Domme and the fist-ee is a male. The content is in the blurb so I can’t claim surprise, but I still expect a story that I can believe and is plausible. [Read more…]

Review: One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire

one salt seaReviewed by Jen

You read series like these and at a certain point, you start to see the writing on the wall.  You know when something bad is going to happen. And you would think that knowing it would help make it easier to go down. But it never really does.  This fifth installment of the October Daye series is the most emotionally charged one yet. It breaks Toby’s heart and it ends with her in a very different place from where she begins. [Read more…]