Review: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Reviewed by Jen

Sometimes I wonder if it would be possible for me to ever not love an Ilona Andrews book. Because every time I pick one up, it satisfies me like nothing else can. Kate Daniels is hands down my favorite heroine, but I’ve got to tell you, Nevada Baylor is right on her heels. Like Kate, she’s strong, funny, loyal, and powerful, with an uber-strong and sexy hero to help heat up the page. But Nevada is definitely her own character and even though this book inspires Kate-level love, it does it on its own merits. [Read more…]

Review: Kiss Me by Sharon Kleve

Reviewed by Shelly

Picking up directly after book 1, Kiss Me continues the adventures of Sage McGuire. As with Chase Me, this is a short read.

Sage is still working for Daniel who is as weird/interesting as ever. They have a dynamic that’s fostered by Daniel’s lack of brain cells and inexperience with having a job. Or at least that’s what I think based on what Sage knows or even cares to find out. But in reality it doesn’t even matter because she wants to quit that job for her dream job as a self employed private investigator. [Read more…]

Review: Chase Me by Sharon Kleve

Reviewed by Shelly

The first in Sharon Kleve’s ‘Sage McGuire’ series, this is a pretty short read and while I thought the blurb sounded very interesting with an adventurous and spunky heroine, I’m not sure that’s what I got. The story opens with Sage and a few of her friends drinking at a bar. They’re there because Sage’s boss has died, but that’s okay because Sage wants to open a private investigate firm. While at the bar, she sees Carter from across the room – sparks fly. When Sage wakes up the next morning, she makes some assumptions that she should have made the night before, but maybe the beer goggles were too thick. Things happen and she finds out that Carter is actually a police officer. Her getting in the PI business and Carter being a cop should equal happiness for her, but not so much, and it’s a long yet short road to their HEA. [Read more…]

Review: Blame It on the Duke by Lenora Bell

Reviewed by Jen

This is my first book from Lenora Bell and my feelings for it is pretty lukewarm. I found the premise a little intriguing: The hero is a sexually experienced rake who refuses to fall in love because he is afraid he is going to go mad one day like his father. And his match is the smart, independent lady who only marries him for the freedom to live her life as she pleases. Together, they agree to a short time together –basically to get it on– and then go their separate ways to live their lives married, yet apart.

Raise your hand if you think that is how things will play out. [Read more…]

Review: Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti

Reviewed by Jaimie

Lethal Lies is the second book in the Blood Brothers series by Rebecca Zanetti and this one was just as good as the first! This series is a spin-off of The Sin Brothers series and so far I have loved every one! The action kicks off right out of the gate with this one and it doesn’t stop throughout. Anya and Heath were a great hero and heroine and the story kept my attention from start until finish. The set-up for Denver’s book has me dying to get my hands on that one as well!! [Read more…]

Review: Dominic’s Nemesis by D Alyce Domain

Reviewed by Aisha

I haven’t tried a self published paranormal from a new author in a while, but the blurb on this one reeled me in. Dominic is a tortured hero whose abilities have made his life miserable since childhood. Very miserable. Now he lives a life of solitude, hiding the gifts that make him special. Only his brothers know his secret. And he keeps even them at a distance. But his life changes forever when Eden becomes a part of it. [Read more…]

Review: Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae

Reviewed by Shelly

I’ve read another story with the theme of a widowed spouse, and because I enjoyed that story tremendously I decided to try this one. The premise of Cassie Mae’s story seemed close enough that my curiosity was captured, plus the idea of pillow talk – who doesn’t like that? And while this story is categorized as ‘a feel-good romance that will steal your heart’ I found it anything but.

This is my first story by Mae and while I’m not sure if this is her writing style, but I found too many things lacking to say that I enjoyed this or even felt good about it. Kennedy’s boyfriend, Jared, is dead. After being diagnosed with cancer, he fought the good fight. A year after his passing, Kennedy’s gone back to Jared’s hometown to spread his ashes. [Read more…]

Review: Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

Reviewed by Joanna

In this series of more mature hockey romances, Sarina Bowen shows us how love isn’t always enough. Sometimes it doesn’t save the day, and more building blocks are needed to fix some relationships. Trust, honesty and commitment are as big issues. These are grown up thoughts happening right here in this second chance romance.

Lauren, office manager and support staff for the Brooklyn Bruisers, has been in love with Mike Beacon, goalie, for years. They were a loving couple until he broke up with her out of the blue, returning to the wife he’d been separated from, who was sick. Lauren didn’t know his reasons as he rather cruelly left her in the lurch.
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Review: Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller

Reviewed by Jen

Chelsea Mueller takes a common urban fantasy trope and gives it a fresh spin with her debut novel. It’s the story of an average girl who gets sucked into the world of magic only to find there is something special about her that she never knew existed. But while that may sound familiar, the particulars are cool, the worldbuilding is unique, and the romance hit all the right notes, giving me a book I really enjoyed. [Read more…]

Review: Baby, Come Back by Molly O’Keefe

Reviewed by Joanna

Second in the Bad Boy Romance series, we already met Jack and Abby, the main characters of this heart wrenching tale. They made appearances in book one, Bad Neighbor, where we found out Abby got pregnant and was running for her life from Jack, the baby’s daddy. We also know her twin was seeing Jack’s brother and even the brother thought Jack was dangerous and no good.

But when we met him in that story, there was obviously more to him than meets the eye. Deadly but not evil, weighed down with duty and broken bits, and carrying an unloaded gun, Jack is fascinating. He works for Lazarus, a mobster and a very bad man, but he’s not one of them.

What I was very interested in was why, all of a sudden, Abby was terrified of the guy she’d likely been in love with. [Read more…]