Category Archives: Romance

Review: Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye

Her Forbidden Hero
By: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: May 15, 2012
Genre: Contemp Romance
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You always want what you can’t have…

She’s always been off-limits…

Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco’s not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he’s not about to let her see the mess he’s become.

…but now she’s all grown up.
When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can’t stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa’s not looking for protection–not anymore. Now that she’s back in his life, she’s determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time…

 

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All’s Fair by Suzie Quint

All’s Fair
(A McKnight Romance, #1.5)
By: Suzie Quint
Publisher: Self-published
Published: Oct. 11, 2011
Genre: Romance
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Sol McKnight has trouble letting go of his ex-wife. If that means he has to torpedo her love life, then so be it. After all . . . All’s fair in love and war.

 

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“What?! That’s it?!”– That is pretty much how I felt when this book ended. I will admit that I read the second book, Knight of Hearts, before reading this little snippet of Sol’s. Even so, I still enjoyed Sol’s quirkiness and his softer side since you don’t really see too much of it in “Knight of Hearts”.

The story starts out with Sol taking his daughter Eden to a carnival which just so happens to be the place that his ex-wife is currently on a date. Once he “bumps into” Georgia and her date he talks Eden into going on a ride with her mother so that he can have some one on one time with the new beau. After he works his magic, Sol has the guy running from Georgia. Which of course infuriates her once she finds out what made the guy turn tail and run from her. However, when Sol gets injured while bull riding she is put on the spot to watch over him for the night to make sure that he is okay… and the old flames start to rekindle.

I wished there was more to the story because I really like Sol’s character but I understand that it’s just a taste of what’s to come for Sol and Georgia. I cannot wait until this story is released.

 

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The absurd things he tells Georgia’s date was pretty hilarious. And I must agree with Sol, that if someone could believe the junk that was spewing out of his mouth, then it’s best for Georgia that Sol scared him away.

“Just so you know. I still love George-Georgia. But the changes…” Sol shook his head. “They just don’t turn me on. That don’t mean I won’t get a couple of my cowboy buddies and stomp you if you hurt him… her.”

 

 

Review: Wicked Weekend by Gillian Archer

Wicked Weekend

(Pleasure Code, #1)
By: Gillian Archer
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: March 12, 2012
Genre: Erotica
Source: Netgalley
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Why did Lauren Vaughn introduce her sister to the man she herself was crazy about? Now Lauren is watching the happy couple at their combined bachelor/bachelorette party—while Lauren sits all alone at the bar. Until she spots a hot stranger with the telltale black handkerchief in his pocket: the signal for “seeks no-strings affair with sexy submissive.” Lauren can’t take her eyes off him. So when he comes over, she kicks her inner good girl to the curb and follows Jamie Forman to his room, where he makes her scream with pleasure all night long.

But Jamie is a complicated man. He can’t handle how desperately he wants her in his bed—and his life. It’s up to Lauren to teach him how to make all night last forever.

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Review: Fever by Joan Swan

Fever

(Phoenix Rising, #1)
By: Joan Swan
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Published: March 1, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Source: Won
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When Dr. Alyssa Foster is taken hostage by a prison inmate, she knows she’s in deep trouble. Not just because Teague Creek is desperate for freedom, but because the moment his fingers brush against her skin, Alyssa feels a razor-sharp pang of need…

A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose. At least Teague doesn’t, until his escape plan develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives, he can only give her lies, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.

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Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander
(Outlander, #1)
By: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: June 1, 1991
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Library
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In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord…1743.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire’s destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life …and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire…and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

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Review: Exceeding Expectaions by Lisa April Smith

Exceeding Expectations
By: Lisa April Smith
Publisher: 2old2wait2young2giveup
Published: Nov. 29, 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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It’s 1961 and Palm Beach socialite, irresistible rascal and devoted father Jack Morgan encounters genuine danger while staging his suicide to shield his beloved daughters from disgrace. Next, meet his daughter Charlotte (Charlie), an over-indulged 23 year-old struggling to cope with the traumatizing loss of her beloved father, her sister’s resulting mental breakdown and the discovery that she’s suddenly penniless. Fortunately Raul, an admiring young attorney, appears to offer assistance. As terrified as she is about daily survival, Charlie soon realizes that she has to learn what drove her father to kill himself. With Raul’s much needed ego-bolstering, the drive of necessity and unforeseen determination, Charlie finds a practical use for her annoyingly lean 5’ 11” frame. In time, this career finances her hard-wrought independence, her sister’s costly treatment and an emotional eye-opening journey to Paris.

Jumping back in time to romantic pre-WWII Paris readers meet young Alan Fitzpatrick – aka Jack Morgan – lack-luster artist, expert lover, irresistible rascal, and the bewitching girl who will become the mother of his children. Not even Charlie’s relentless detective work will uncover all Jack’s secrets, but in a fireworks of surprise endings, she discovers all that she needs to know and more: disturbing truths about her father, hew own unique talent, crimes great and small and a diabolical villain.

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Review: Deadly Dance by Dee Davis

Deadly Dance
(A-Tac #5)
By: Dee Davis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: March 27, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah doubts everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. When handsome Harrison Blake joins the team, she’s reluctant to trust him – or to act on her intense attraction to him. Then Hannah receives a podcast of a gruesome murder, and the only person who can help her find the killer is Harrison.

Harrison has spent years trying to hunt down the cunning monster who killed his sister. Now investigating with Hannah, he faces a shocking possibility – his sister’s murderer has resurfaced. As the danger escalates, Hannah and Harrison grow closer, the desire simmering between them ignites. And when Hannah disappears, Harrison has only one chance to save the woman he loves.

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Review: Shadow’s Stand by Sarah McCarty

Shadow’s Stand
(Hell’s Eight #5)
By: Sarah McCarty
Publisher: HQN Books
Published: Jan. 31, 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
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Shadow Ochoa is lying low in the western Kansas Territory, waiting for his fellow Texas Rangers—the Hell’s Eight brotherhood—to clear his name. That is, until he’s unjustly strung up for horse thieving…and pretty Fei Yen intervenes. Invoking a seldom-used law, the exotic lady prospector claims Shadow as her husband and rides off with the bridegroom shackled to her buckboard.

Savvy, fearless Fei is single-mindedly devoted to her hidden claim and all it promises: wealth, security and freedom. A husband is just a necessary inconvenience and a name on paper to hold the claim she cannot.

 
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Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Firelight
(Darkest London #1)
By: Kristen Callihan
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 2012
Genre: Paranormal/Historical Romance
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London, 1881
Once the flames are ignited . . .

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family’s fortune decimated and forced her to wed London’s most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .
Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it’s selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can’t help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn’t felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

 
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Review: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

Undeniably Yours
(Kowalski Family #2)
By: Shannon Stacey
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: Nov. 1, 2010
Genre: Romance
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Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but lately he’s more interested in finding a woman to settle down with. A woman like Beth Hansen. If only their first meeting hadn’t gone so badly…

Beth’s tending bar at a wedding when she comes face-to-face with a tuxedo-clad man she never thought she’d see again. She tries to keep her distance from Kevin but, by last call, she can’t say no to his too-blue eyes or the invitation back to his room. Then she slips out before breakfast without leaving a note and, despite their precautions, pregnant.

Kevin quickly warms to the idea of being a dad and to seeing where things go with Beth. After all, he’s not the player she thinks he is. But she’s not ready for a relationship and, given his reputation, it’s going to take a lot to convince her to go on a second date with the father of her child.

 
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