Kristen Ashley – Own The Wind: A Chaos Novel – 4.5 Stars

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Book Description
Release date: Ebook: April 2, 2013 and Paperback: June 25, 2013 | Series: Chaos

Too hot to handle . . .

Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos-the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos’ leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby’s thinking about much more than friendship . . .

Tabby is everything Shy’s ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can’t have. She’s beautiful, smart, and as his friend’s daughter, untouchable. Shy never expected more than friendship, so when Tabby indicates she wants more-much more-he feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn . . .

Review:
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Wow! Hot, alpha, motorcycle men and lots of romance! I loved this story! I recently read Kristen Ashley’s Dream Man Series and could not put them down. Read them all back to back! Then went back and found her Rock Chick series and devoured those! Her men are hot, protective alpha males. I love them all! The Dream Man series ends with Motorcycle Man and this book picks up after it. Tabby is the daughter of the leader of Chaos and Shy is a member. Shy starts off always pulling Tabby out of trouble. There relationship leads to friendship and then love. Shy lets Tabby be herself and heals her broken heart after a tragedy. These two bring out the best in each other. Loved it and can not wait for the next one!

*Review copy provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Jeaniene Frost – Twice Tempted

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges…

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity…

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

Review:
Rating: 4 Stars
This is book two in this series. I did a quick reread of the first book, Once Burned, before reading the new book. I enjoyed this one a lot more! The first book left such a cliffhanger that it made it feel really incomplete. There will be another book after this one, but this one answers a lot of unanswered questions than the last one. I love Vlad! Leila is the perfect woman for him because he needs someone unafraid of him and all his enemies. She won’t accept anything less than his heart. Lots of steamy romance and plenty of action! Can not wait for the next book in the series!

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Jennifer Apodaca – The Baby Bargain – 5 Stars

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Book Description
Publication Date: March 11, 2013
Seeing Adam Waters is the last thing veterinarian Megan Young expects. Ex-Marine. Ex-boyfriend. And still extremely dangerous territory. But Adam doesn’t know the secret Megan has been keeping from him. The secret that was created three years ago, after their last night together…
Adam returns to Raven’s Cove to sell his home in a final break with the town and memories that haunt him. The problem is that his attraction to Megan is as blazing hot as it ever was. But when a vicious smear campaign against Megan turns ugly, Adam learns the truth he never knew—he has a son.
Now the only way Megan can protect her child is to strike a bargain with Adam. And it’s a bargain that looks a lot like blackmail…

Review:
Rating: 5 Stars
So heartwarming it brought tears to my eyes! I usually stay away from books with “baby” in the title because they are not usually stories I enjoy. I love Jennifer Lyon’s books so I figured I would like anything written by her other writing name, Jennifer Apodaca. I was not disappointed, I loved this story! Adam is a ex-marine who never thought he would be a good husband or father so he left Megan behind. Megan never contacts him when she finds out she’s pregnant because she is scared of rejection. They seem to heal each other in this story. Their scorching chemistry keeps bringing them together. This book provides lots of romance! I couldn’t put this book down and read it in one afternoon. I am adding Jennifer Apodaca to my must read author list!

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Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Disaster

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Description
Release date: August 14, 2012
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Review:
Rating: 5 Stars
This book was a whirlwind of emotions for me! I loved it, then I wanted to scream and throw it the characters frustrated me so much, and then I loved it again! The title completely fits this story. Abby and Travis are a Beautiful Disaster! They ultimately belong together. It just takes a while and obstacles to get them to their happy ending. I rated this book 5 stars because any story that can cause as many emotions in me as this one deserves it! I can’t wait for the next book that is told from Travis’s point of view, Walking Disaster.

Lynsay Sands – Immortal Ever After: An Argeneau Novel

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Lynsay Sands – Immortal Ever After: An Argeneau Novel

Book Description:
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands delivers a wickedly fun Argeneau novel featuring a vampire ready to claim his mate and the beauty who resists her fate!

A kiss doesn’t mean eternity . . .

Valerie Moyer doesn’t believe in vampires—until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she’s through with creatures of the night. Until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!

. . . Or does it?

Anders felt a connection to Valerie from the moment he cradled her bruised body in his arms. But before he claims her, he must destroy the vampire who almost stole her from him forever. His job would be easier if Valerie didn’t fight him every step of the way. Still, Anders loves a challenge, and the green-eyed beauty is worth fighting for!

Review:
Rating – 4 Stars
Lynsay Sands always delivers sexy, fun romance with the Argeneau series. Fans of this series have been waiting for Anders’ story! Anders is a sexy, protective, alpha hero who rescues Valerie from a psychopath. Valerie has endured what would break most women, but it only makes her stronger. She is thrust into a world she never thought possible. Lots of action, lots of romance, and great characters. I loved Anders and Valerie’s story!

Maya Banks- Highlander Most Wanted

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Description:
Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of erotic romance, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance, has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood. In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love.

Genevieve McInnis is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen’s rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress—something warm, wicked, and tempting.

Bowen seizes his enemy’s keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He’s enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer’s skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her—even if it means losing her forever.

Rating 4.5 Stars
Review:
Wow! This book was the best yet in Maya Bank’s highlander series! Genevieve has endured hell at the hands of Ian McHugh and her spirit has been crushed. She has lost all hope when Bowen Montgomery takes over the McHugh Clan. He falls in love with Genevieve’s spirit and beauty and in doing so heals her soul. I just loved this story! A woman who goes through hell but doesn’t let it break her and a hero that stands up for her and puts her happiness above his own. Loved it!

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Lara Adrian -Edge of Dawn – 5 stars

Lara Adrian – Edge of Dawn
Release Date – February 26, 2013
Rating – 5 Stars

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In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into war–and a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love.

Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn–when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them–the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.

Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift–and even lethal–justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.

Kellan didn’t think he would ever see Mira again–or have to confront the truth of why he left”. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides–between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.

Review:
I love Lara Adrian’s Breeds. Edge of Dawn is set in the future where Mira and Kellan are all grown up. Mira loved Kellan since she was a child. I really loved reading about the original breed’s children. Mira is now a captain In the order and she is out for revenge against the rebels who she believes took the love of her life. Lara Adrian’s breed world is amazing and I highly recommend this book.

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Book provided for review by netgalley

Cynthia Eden – Die For Me – A Novel of The Valentine Killer

Die For Me
Release Date: February 5, 2013

Description
She thought her fiancé was the perfect man—until he turned out to be the perfect killer…

Katherine Cole is running for her life, desperate to escape the Valentine Killer—so-called because he stabs his victims through the heart and leaves them holding a telltale single red rose. Still he tracks her to New Orleans and begins carving a bloody path to her door. But this time, Katherine refuses to run any farther. This time, she’ll do anything to stop the madman she once loved, even trust the sexy cop promising to keep her safe…

Detective Dane Black never lets his emotions interfere with his job, even as the Valentine Killer surfaces in New Orleans to stalk his prey. But when Dane agrees to protect the killer’s ex-fiancée, Katherine Cole, he can’t ignore the passion kindling between them. After a single unforgettable night binds them body and soul, Dane knows he won’t rest until Katherine is safe in his arms—and the Valentine Killer is dead. Dark and intensely sexy, this romantic suspense novel from USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Eden is sure to leave readers breathless.

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Review:
5 Stars
I am never disappointed when I read anything Cynthia Eden writes! Loved the suspense in this new book. Who doesn’t love a hot and protective cop? I read this straight through. Couldn’t put it down because I had to read what would happen next!

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