Review: Devoted to Pleasure by Shayla Black

Reviewed by Jaimie

Devoted to Pleasure is the first full-length book in the Devoted Lovers series by Shayla Black and it was fantastic! I was so upset when the Wicked Lovers series ended but this spin off allows us to see glimpses of the people we loved from the earlier books. Cutter and Shealyn are a great couple and their story was full of everything I love in a romantic suspense. This one also set up a story that I am really looking forward to!

Cutter Bryant is one of those genuinely good guys. He always tries to do the right thing – even if that means marrying a girl he considers his “sister” because she is pregnant and unmarried. He is sent out on a big assignment to protect a famous actress. Expecting this job to be a quick in and out, Cutter has no idea what he’s in for. [Read more…]

Review: Devoted to Wicked by Shayla Black

Reviewed by Jaimie

Devoted to Wicked is the first book in Shayla Black’s Devoted Lovers series. For fans of her Wicked Lovers series, this one is a spin off and we get peeks at some of our favorites from that series. This is a short novella but it is a bit confusing because it takes place after the events in the next book in the series. I actually read them out of order so it was good for me, but don’t be confused when you read the next one!

Karis Weston is Jolie’s sister (the heroine in the final book in the Devoted Lovers series Holding on Tighter). She takes a vacation to Mexico with her friend for a little rest and relaxation and her trip is not smooth sailing. When someone breaks in to her hotel room and steals her passport, money, jewelry, etc., she calls home asking for someone to come and help her. With Jolie pregnant and busy with her business, Cutter sends his brother to help her out. What he doesn’t know is that Cage is the last person Karis wants to see. [Read more…]

Review: Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti

Reviewed by Jaimie

I am SO sad to be writing the final review for the Blood Brothers series by Rebecca Zanetti. This one and the Sin Brothers series, which are related, are two of my all-time favorite series and the final installment was bittersweet. Twisted Truths gave us Denver’s story and I could tell from the way he was hitting the bottle in the two previous books to forget Noni that his was going to be great. It did not disappoint!

Noni, a business owner who makes lotions and creams, is in a desperate situation. Her niece has been kidnapped and Noni is frantically trying to rescue her from her gangster father. The man likely killed her sister and Noni was named as the baby’s guardian. For now it is just her and her two aunts chasing dangerous criminals around the country but she knows she’s in over her head. Swallowing her pride, she posts all over the internet looking for the man who broke her heart the year before. Unfortunately for Noni, by plastering pictures of herself and Denver, she has welcomed Denver’s enemies to come after her as well. [Read more…]

Review: Dark Justice: Hunt by Jenna Ryan

Reviewed by Jaimie

I love a good romantic suspense book and I’m always on the look-out for new authors. Dark Justice: Hunt is the second book in the Dark Justice series by Jenna Ryan, and this one kept me reading from the start! I had not read any of Ms. Ryan’s books before and I didn’t start at the beginning of the series. I definitely plan to go back and read the first one but I was still able to enjoy this one.

Dr. Melia Rose thought she had it all – great career, perfect marriage – she really couldn’t have asked for more. Until one night saw her life go up in flames. She’s not even sure what happened, but she blames herself for the end of her marriage. She spends three years jumping from city to city trying to avoid her pain but settles back in her home town. Dr. Rose takes over the local GP practice and wants to focus on getting back to “normal”. And just when she starts to get in a groove, an associate of her ex-husband shows up and blows her comfortable lie to hell. [Read more…]

Review: Love Me Again by Jaci Burton

Reviewed by Jaimie

Love Me Again is the seventh book in the Hope series by Jaci Burton. I was introduced to Ms. Burton’s work with her Wild Riders series and even though this one is quite different, I love everything she writes. The Hope series typically has sweet, loveable stories and this one is no exception.

Loretta Simmons returns to Hope, Oklahoma, after her marriage went down in flames. She allowed her parents to influence her as a teenager so she dumped the man she really loved to marry the now ex-husband. She works hard to make life as stable as possible for her daughter, running a bookstore in town, starting a book club and doing her best to be an independent woman. The only thing that could throw her new life out of balance is the man renovating the building next door. After avoiding him when she returned to town, she can’t avoid it any longer. [Read more…]

Review: Burning Up by Jennifer Blackwood

Reviewed by Jaimie

Burning Up is the first book in the Flirting with Fire series by Jennifer Blackwood. This was my first experience with Ms. Blackwood’s work and I am so glad I gave this one a shot! The book was sweet and predictable, but well written and really enjoyable.

Erin Jenkins is an unemployed school teacher who lost her job due to budget cuts. She has returned to her hometown for the first time in ten years and that was definitely not in her life plan. Erin’s mother is thrilled that her daughter is back in town and she is doing her best to convince her to make it permanent. Just when she’s not sure she can cope with being back in town, she runs in to her older brother’s best friend – the guy she’s always carried a torch for. Suddenly the summer starts to look up! [Read more…]

Review: Collision Point by Lora Leigh

Reviewed by Jaimie

Collision Point is the first book in the Brute Force series by the amazing Lora Leigh and I cannot tell you how excited I was to read this one. This series is a spinoff of sorts from the Elite Ops series and the first book features Nathan/Noah’s brother Rory. I was reallllly hoping we would get his story, but when I realized the series was over I figured that wasn’t going to happen. Luckily I was wrong!

Riordan Malone, or Rory as his family calls him, is now a member of the Brute Force Agency. When we last saw him he was running the garage alongside his sister-in-law, but now that his it has been revealed that his brother isn’t actually dead, Rory needs to branch out. Given a job as a bodyguard, he finds himself quickly involved with the young woman he is protecting. While he’s out of town, she is kidnapped and beaten severely. Rory is gravely injured during the rescue. Six months later, the woman he can’t get out of his mind is on his doorstep. [Read more…]

Review: Dirty Money by Jessica Clare

Reviewed by Jaimie

After starting with the second book in the series and moving backwards, I found that I enjoyed this one even more than Dirty Scoundrel. Jessica Clare’s new series Roughneck Billionaires centers around brothers who happen to have land that was sitting on top of a lucrative oil well. Overnight they go from scruffy, paycheck to paycheck lives to billionaires. Dirty Money is the first book in the series and tells Boone and Ivy’s story.

Boone Price has worked hard and is now enjoying the privileges that come along with being disgustingly rich and hot. He may come across as having a lot of swagger, but Boone just wants to be accepted. He sets his sites on the wealthy and successful realtor who he imagines will make a perfect trophy wife. [Read more…]

Review: Dirty Scoundrel by Jessica Clare

Reviewed by Jaimie

As a fan of Jessica Clare I find that I enjoy the “predictable” nature of her books. I like her writing style and the way she draws out her stories, and this one was no exception. Dirty Scoundrel is the second book in the Roughneck Billionaires series and I must admit I read out of order. I picked this one up first and then went back and read the first book because I liked it so much.

Clay Price is a disgustingly rich man who tries to come off as cold-hearted. He may have found success in the business world, but his personal life is not the greatest. After proposing to the love of his life years earlier, and being turned down, Clay threw himself into his business. Now he has the woman who broke his heart years ago right where he wants her. [Read more…]

Review: Nauti Angel by Lora Leigh

Reviewed by Jaimie

I don’t know if I’m just overly emotional or what but Lora Leigh had me crying throughout Nauti Angel, the latest installment of her Nauti Girls series. We got a very brief glimpse of the heartache that was going to play out at the end of Nauti Seductress when Angel revealed that she was actually Chaya’s daughter who everyone thought had died at the age of three. It was a long wait but well worth it. Angel is one badass, wounded woman and I instantly loved her. [Read more…]