Archives for September 2016

Review: Her Demigod Complex by Abigail Owen

her-demigod-complexReviewed by Ronelle

When Legendary Consultants assigned Lyleia Naiad (yes, she is what her surname implies) to work as an Executive Assistant for a billionaire businessman, she was given one directive – don’t fall in love with her boss. Evidently, that’s been an issue with his previous assistants, both male and female. It shouldn’t be a problem for Leia, though; as an ex-nymph, she has the unique ability to resist even god-level charm.

At least, until she met Castor Dioskouri. [Read more…]

Review: Delinquent Daddy by Linda Kage

delinquent-daddyReviewed by Shelly

Elora Trent is in for the surprise of her life. So too is Boston Kincaid. Elora’s daughter Cassidy has written a nice little note to Boston’s brother, Montgomery, asking a very simple question – are you my Dad?

I’m a fan of Linda Kage’s work; I’ve read a few NA and contemporary stories (the ‘Tommy Creek ‘ series is my fav) from her that I’ve throughly enjoyed. This is one of those stories where I wasn’t disappointed by the heroine in the ‘hero wasn’t aware of child’ trope. [Read more…]

Review: The Perks of Loving a Scoundrel by Jennifer McQuiston

perks-of-loving-a-scoundrelReviewed by Jen

What book lover hasn’t pictured herself as one of the heroines she’s read about? Read a mystery and think herself as canny as an inspector? Compared a man to one she’s seen on page? Miss Mary Channing has done all of that. But she hasn’t done much living in the real world. It’s easier to live vicariously through characters she meets on the page. A visit to her sister in London, though, is about to change everything. [Read more…]

Review: The Sinner by Amanda Stevens

sinnerReviewed by Jen

If you’re in the mood for a dark and lush gothic series, you need to try the Graveyard Queen book. Each one of these stories pulls you in deeper than the last, and I think this installment is the creepiest one yet.

It’s been an entire year since the events of the last book, which is a kick in the teeth to anyone hoping for some John and Amelia loving. He walked away from her at the end of The Visitor and apparently, he’s never looked back. Now, Amelia is working on a restoration out of town, trying to keep him out of her mind. She’s failing miserably. [Read more…]

Review: Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare

do-you-want-to-start-a-scandalReviewed by Jen

Oh Tessa Dare, how I love thee. Seriously, her books are like candy. This one made me laugh. It gave me two solid characters that I cared about. And it gave me a romance I could root for. Really, what more could you ask for?

This is a Spindle Cove novel, but the story takes us to a new location, as our heroine Charlotte and her mother attend a house party. It’s a perfect opportunity for a set-up and Charlotte knows exactly the marquess her mom would like to get her hooks in. So she decides to be proactive and beat her to it. Charlotte approaches Piers, Lord Granville, in the library to warn him. [Read more…]

Review: The Force of Wind by Elizabeth Hunter

force-of-windReviewed by Jen

I have to say this is the strongest book in the Elemental Mysteries book so far. So much happens here. So much that we have been building toward! This feels like the culmination of a giant build that basically explodes off the page. That being said, don’t jump in the series with this installment. You definitely want to start at the beginning. [Read more…]

Review: Missouri Bride by Eugenia Riley

missouri-brideReviewed by Ronelle

This one is a little unusual; it was originally published in 1987 under the title “Sweet Reckoning”, and then later released in ebook form as “Missouri Bride”. I found that a little odd, but I’m sure it happens. I’m simply pointing it out to avoid any potential confusion.

We open in 1873 St. Louis, MO and Amy Harris is desperate. Tasked with raising her little sister, Hannah, she is also responsible for providing care to their sick, cruel, and abusive mother. Their father disappeared during the Civil War, leaving the girls to fend for themselves. Amy has been stood up on three occasions by her fiancé and long-time friend, Lacy Garret, and things are looking grim for our beautiful young heroine. [Read more…]

Review: Dirty Work by Amanda Heger, Harper St. George & Tara Wyatt

dirty-workReviewed by Shelly

I occasionally read anthologies because there’s a single story that I’m interested in. I tend to usually stay away, because the majority of them are more of an intro to a story line with little to no story, just a day in the life of. For this anthology, I went all in because there are only 3 short stories and even more promising – all new to me authors. These are all stories of second chances. [Read more…]

Welcome Ronelle!

We have a new reviewer joining our team! Please help me welcome Ronelle to Red Hot Books.

ronelleRonelle Antoinette was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in beautiful Colorado. She currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, two sneaky cats, and one dog-who-believes-he’s-a-person. While she’s a mother to none, she’s an auntie to a small army… the newest recruit joined them in April 2016. Ronelle dabbled in creative writing for many years and even considered it as her major in college. (She ended up getting a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology.) She published her first novel, Errant Spark, in July of 2016. Dream. Come. True.

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Review: Aflame by Penelope Douglas

aflameReviewed by Joanna

This book is a big deal to fans of the Fall Away series. If you haven’t read book three, Falling Away, look away now.

We good? Okay. So Jared left Tate – shock, horror after how obsessive he was over her, and she over him, but stuff got real and he walked away.

As series followers will recall, Jared went into a military academy to make something of his life. Tate’s plans to become a doctor meant he didn’t want to be the unsuccessful husband she was embarrassed by. But our boy hated the academy and in a terrible scene in Falling Away, Tate found this out when his brother, Jax, yelled it at him. Families, smh. This caused a big fight and everything went wrong. [Read more…]