Review: NAUTI ANGEL (Nauti Girls Series) by Lora Leigh by Lora Leigh

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NAUTI ANGEL (Nauti Girls Series) by Lora Leigh

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense 

Synopsis

A0D04AAB-46DF-4CC6-A3F2-BC149CEB58D4An explosive secret and red-hot passion propel #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh’s Nauti series to its thrilling conclusion.

Angel Calloway is no saint. But when the rough and reckless mercenary shows up in Somerset, she makes a lasting impression on the young Mackay girls, especially Bliss. Their mother Chaya, on the other hand, plans on keeping a suspicious eye on Angel. As the wife of the notorious Natches Mackay, she can tell when her family is being played.

Former Army investigator Reece “Duke” Duquaine can’t help but be curious about the mysterious and sexy new woman in town, and he’s determined to uncover Angel’s secrets. And though his desire for her threatens to consume him, when Duke has the truth about Angel in his sights, he’ll have to take his shot…

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Donna review 4.5 stars

This is a fun, exciting ride through danger and threat. This installment in the Nauti books also lives up to the smoking hot romance they are famous for. My only complaint was that it seemed convoluted in parts, making me re-read to figure who and where we were. Other than that, Angel, Duke and the rest of the MacKay family, kept me glued to the pages.

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

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Buy Links

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Book 1: NIGHT TEMPTRESS http://amzn.to/2hh9E0s
Novella: Nautier and Wilder Anthology: NIGHT SIREN http://amzn.to/2jdVgds
Book 2: NIGHT ENCHANTRESS http://amzn.to/2ztp1Lf
Book 3: NIGHT SEDUCTRESS http://amzn.to/2iHyyX3
Book 4: NIGHT ANGEL http://amzn.to/2xpIhbr

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About the Author

Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Amazon

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Review: FOREVER DEEP: A Station Seventeen Novella by Kimberly Kincaid

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FOREVER DEEP: A Station Seventeen Novella by Kimberly Kincaid

Publication Date: November 6, 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

122A305A-07F7-45F1-900E-58906B3A4133Firefighter Kellan Walker lives for two things: his fiancée and his family at Station Seventeen. But when a case surfaces with ties to Isabella’s past, he knows he’ll do anything to help her solve it—even if that means breaking all the rules.

With days to go before her Christmas wedding, Detective Isabella Moreno should be enjoying the happiest time of her life. But there’s a ruthless killer on the loose, and she’s been waiting far too long to serve justice.

As Kellan and Isabella team up for one last case, the stakes get higher at every turn. Will they outwit the murderer who has haunted Isabella’s nightmares in time to make it down the aisle to their happily ever after? Or do their fears run too deep?

PLEASE NOTE: This novella is an extension of the first book in the Station Seventeen series, SKIN DEEP. While neither story contains cliffhangers, this novella does contain references to SKIN DEEP that could be considered spoilers. It is highly recommended that readers enjoy SKIN DEEP before curling up with FOREVER DEEP. All of the full-length novels in the Station Seventeen series stand alone, with no spoilers, no cliffhangers, and all HEAs.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

This is a lovely extension of Kellan and Isabella’s story from Skin Deep, nicely wrapping up the drama while inviting us to join their wedding. A fast-paced mystery in a short neat package.

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

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Buy Links

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Book 1: SKIN DEEP ➢ Review 4.5 Stars | Kindle
Novella: DEEP CHECK ➢ Review 5 Stars | Kindle
Book 2: DEEP BURN ➢ Review 5 Stars | Kindle
Book 3: IN TOO DEEP ➢ Review 5 StarsKindle

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About the Author

imageKimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting crosslegged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber,” she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

 

Review: FIRED: Worked Up Series by Cora Brent

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FIRED: Worked Up, Book 1 by Cora Brent

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

530C32C1-2374-4CD5-AD41-40CF1FF86D44Still reeling from a nasty divorce, Melanie Cruz’s pride takes another beating when she loses her enviable job at an upscale resort. After a flurry of unsuccessful interviews, she finally—desperately—accepts a job managing a small chain of family-owned pizzerias in a quaint downtown Phoenix neighborhood. The job also comes with Dominic Esposito, her overbearing but ridiculously handsome boss. Falling for him might be the last thing she expects, but maybe it’s the one thing she needs.

As hard as they try to resist, Melanie and Dominic embark on a romance as hot as a brick oven, and Melanie has every reason to believe that maybe, this time, she’s finally found “the one.”

But Dominic has a secret—one even his family doesn’t know. And the scandal could threaten everything he and Melanie have worked for…in business and in love.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I love when I find a new author! Melanie, Dominic and his family drew me into the story immediately – and made me feel like I was one of them. I particularly enjoyed the sexual tension build-up. Yes, Melanie and Dominic fell into the “new relationship – does he? Does she?” stuff, but that resolved quickly and nicely. This was an enjoyable romance.

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

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Buy Links

Kindle $3.99 | Amazon Paperback

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About the Author

Cora Brent is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Gentry Boys series. She was born in a cold climate but escaped as soon as it was legally possible. These days, she lives in the Arizona desert with her husband, two kids, and a prickly pear cactus she has affectionately named “Spot.” Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of unfinished stories that date back to her 1980s childhood (someday she fully intends to finish her first masterpiece about a pink horse that plays baseball), but in the meantime, she’s consumed with her romance novels.

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Review: TANGLED UP IN TINSEL: A Sunshine Creek Vineyard Novel by Candis Terry

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TANGLED UP IN TINSEL: A Sunshine Creek Vineyard Novel by Candis Terry

Publication Date: September 26, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

5217305B-C225-4785-B4F4-BE2E3F6FE611In Candis Terry’s third book in her Sunshine Creek Vineyard series, a restaurant owner has his hands full with his brother’s upcoming Christmas wedding—and the beautiful new chef who’s about to turn his life upside down

Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll go to any lengths to protect their legacy—

but what happens when love gets in the way…?

As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, Parker Kincade has a restaurant to open. The fact that his Groomzilla brother wants the place for his perfect Christmas wedding doesn’t help. Then there’s the stunning woman who appoints herself his new chef before he’s ready to hire one. But one look at Gabriella Montani has Parker reassessing needs vs. wants. And that’s before he tastes what she has to offer…

Gabriella doesn’t need to get tangled up with a sexy man. What she needs is a job and a chance to prove herself. A place in Parker’s kitchen could give her the opportunity she’s been waiting for. The heat between them is sizzling, but a place in his bed could be downright dangerous. Neither Christmas nor men have ever lived up to her expectations, but Parker has soulmate written all over him. Should Gabi let herself be swept up in his holiday magic, or will it disappear before Christmas Day?

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I enjoyed the lovely romance between Parker and Gabriella. The Kincade family has such an easy camaraderie that just pulls you in and makes it very relatable. Gabriella took a little while to warm up to, but was worth the wait. They made a nice sexy couple that helped each other overcome the past and find their own strength. A nicely written, charming read.

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

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About the Author

imageCandis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: HOT PURSUIT (Black Knights Inc.) by Julie Ann Walker

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HOT PURSUIT (Black Knights Inc. Book 11) by Julie Ann Walker

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Synopsis

521D7859-5C8D-4B87-934D-68108E7A6D21Welcome to Black Knights Inc.

What appears to be a tricked-out motorcycle shop on the South Side of Chicago is actually headquarters for the world’s most elite covert operatives. Deadly, dangerous, and determined, they’ll steal your breath and your heart.

Fighting for his life is pretty much standard operating procedure for Christian Watson, former SAS Officer. Doing it with bossy, beautiful BKI office manager Emily Scott in tow is another matter entirely.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I’ll start by saying that I love Black Knights Inc. Each character is so finely crafted that I feel I’m a part of it all. Christian was no exception. I love his accent, humor and sexiness. Yumm. Emily was a good match for him, quick witted and strong willed; that made their romance nice and steamy. My only complaint is that there was so much talking that it felt like the story stalled a few times, which is unusual for a BKI book. I liked the tender ending and the lead in, to what I hope, is Angel’s story to come. I can’t wait!

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

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What was he doing?
What the bloody hell was he doing?
Emily didn’t realize it, but all her acts of caring, her selfless moments of kindness—from waking him from his nightmare to pulling him into the cab of the pickup truck—had torn open his chest, ripped out his heart, and served it up on a platter.
Then, when she had stepped in front of him, ready to take a bullet that was bloody well meant for him, he had stopped pretending that what he felt for her was lust mixed with a heavy dose of vexation. Stopped pretending that he wasn’t completely arse over teakettle about everything she did, everything she said. Each smile. Each laugh. Each witty quip.
In that moment, he had known. Heart. On. A. Platter.
All she had to do was take it.
Unfortunately, he was the one taking.
Taking a kiss she hadn’t granted. Taking a taste she didn’t return. Taking advantage of a beastly situation.
Had he lost his mind? Had he forgotten the unwritten rule? The one that was bold, underlined, and all in caps?
Not to mention, he’d lost control of himself, of the moment. He blamed it on the memory of Emily in that bastard’s grip. The sight of her there—a pistol to her head, her eyes wide with fear, but her jaw gritted tight because she refused to give in to it—was forever tattooed onto the backs of his eyelids. He knew he’d see it when he closed his eyes at night.
It took effort, but he ripped his mouth away from Emily’s and dropped his hands. Curling his fingers into fists, he locked his jaw until his molars begged for mercy.
“Whaaa?” She blinked up at him through the rain in confusion.
“Sorry.” He ground out. The word was guttural. Hard. “I shouldn’t have…” He shook his head, water flying from the ends of his hair. “Just…sorry, okay?”
Her mouth opened in a bewildered little O. That mouth that tasted like mint toothpaste with a lingering hint of buttered toast. His favorite flavor used to be Welsh cakes, but now it was Emily. Emily and her mint toothpaste with lingering hints of buttered toast.
“That won’t happen again,” he assured her before grabbing her hand and towing her toward the others.
He had thought for sure the man in the black pants and the white shirt was dead. Ben’s shot looked as if it had drilled the bloke directly in the heart. Which meant Christian felt like a total prat for stopping to ask Emily why she had stepped in front of him—for stopping to kiss her—when they arrived in time to hear the decidedly alive man whisper his name. “Philippe Dubois.”
“You’re Boss’s friend,” Ace said, applying pressure to Philippe’s wound. “You’re the former Armée de L’Air commandant.”
Oui. C’est moi,” Philippe managed, water dripping from his chin and earlobes. He wasn’t wheezing. That was good. Meant the bullet hadn’t collapsed his lung.
“Don’t try to talk, Philippe,” Ace told him. “Rusty, call airport security.”
Christian was already pulling his mobile from his soaking hip pocket. The rain had let up. No longer a deluge, it was now more of a steady drip. “We don’t need security. We need an ambulance. This man needs to go to hospital.”
He dialed 999 without hesitation and waited for his call to connect. Dropping his free hand back to his side, he was startled when Emily grabbed it, threading her fingers through his. They felt dainty, delicate. And freezing wet. He desperately wanted to kiss them warmer, kiss them dry.
Glancing at her, he blinked the water from his lashes but couldn’t stop the questions in his eyes. So you forgive me? For taking without asking? For kissing you when you’ve given me no indication you were interested?
Before she could answer, an operator’s voice sounded in his ear, all efficient and bored. After explaining the nature of Philippe’s wound and what had happened in the vaguest of terms, he gave the operator their location. When she asked for his name, he growled, “That’s not what’s bloody important. What’s bloody important is a man’s been shot and needs help. Hurry!” He abruptly hung up. “Help is on the way,” he announced.
Philippe’s white shirt was soaked with blood despite the pressure Ace applied.
“Damnit,” Christian growled, looking around for something to stanch the bleeding. Nothing else for it, he decided, dropping Emily’s hand—he really, truly hated doing that—and shrugging out of his coat. Next came his sweater. He tossed both pieces of clothing to her.
His white cotton undershirt was wet and sticking to his skin, but it would have to do.

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Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/2ocA3Pf

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Black Knights Inc. Series by Julie Ann Walker – Amazon Series Link
✦1. HELL ON WHEELS ➢ Kindle
✦2. IN RIDES TROUBLE ➢ Kindle
✦3. REV IT UP ➢ Kindle
✦4. THRILL RIDE ➢ Kindle
✦5. BORN WILD ➢ Kindle
✦6. HELL FOR LEATHER ➢ Kindle | Review 5 Stars
✦7. FULL THROTTLE ➢ Kindle | Review 5 Stars
✦8. TOO HARD TO HANDLE ➢ Kindle | Review 5 Stars
✦9. WILD RIDE ➢ Kindle | Review 5 Stars
✦10. FUEL THE FIRE ➢ Kindle | Review 5 Stars
✦11. HOT PURSUIT ➢ Kindle
✦12. BUILT TO LAST (Releasing 7/3/18) ➢ Kindle

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Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: MINE FOR THE WEEK (Wild Love Series #2) by Erika Kelly

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MINE FOR THE WEEK (Wild Love Series #2) by Erika Kelly

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Genre: New Adult Romance/ Contemporary Romance

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1BE05778-3CCA-479E-BE99-B169A5CCC6A6From the award-winning author of MINE FOR NOW comes the next sizzling story in her Wild Love series, about a chance meeting that changes the course of two people’s lives.

As the top collegiate shortstop in the country, Ryan O’Donnell’s life is about discipline and training. But a growing restlessness causes him to bail on his baseball team over spring break to join his buddies at an exclusive singles resort. He just needs a few days to escape his life, and then he’ll get right back on track. But not twenty minutes after he arrives he meets HER, and the world as he knows it changes irrevocably. It should only be a hookup—that’s what spring break’s all about—but one taste of this sexy, vibrant woman isn’t enough. He has to have her. Even if it’s only for a week.

Sophie Valentine—yes, that Valentine—just found out her siblings want to sell off Crazy Hearts—the Peeps of the Valentine’s Day world. Being the youngest by eight years, she’s used to feeling left out, but selling off her family’s legacy without talking to her first? Not gonna happen. Upset, she takes off with her friends on their spring break vacation. She only wanted an escape—she never imagined meeting HIM. He’s smoking hot and intensely protective of her—and she loves it. But he’s about to start a major league baseball career, and she’s launching a battle to keep the family company. They have no future. It’s just…she’s never felt this way for anyone before.

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“What’re you thinking about?” she asked.
His attention remained focused on the road. “I’m not.”
“You’re not thinking?”
“Nope.”
“Who doesn’t think? You’re driving along, but you’re not thinking?”
“Nope. I’m just enjoying being with you.”
Warmth flooded her. She looked away from him, letting it spread through her, thick and sweet as caramel. He’d seemed at peace when they’d first started out and she’d told him about the island, the superstitions. She’d even told him about her conversation with her sister. He’d gotten angry at Abby’s attitude, and she’d appreciated his support.
Up ahead she noticed a stand of trees. “Here we go. It’s getting more wooded. We’re close.” She read the information she’d printed out. “Pretty soon we’re going to see a big rock with some graffiti on it, and then we enter a forest.” She leaned into him, their arms brushing, as she reached for the control panel.
“What’re you doing?”
“Resetting the odometer.” She looked for the button. “The path’s exactly two point four miles from the rock.”
He batted her hand away, leaned forward, and hit the button.
“Awesome. I can’t wait.” She gestured to his lap. “You can go in your shorts.”
“That’s okay.”
“Oh, you have to go in. The water has magical properties.”
“So you said.”
“You don’t believe in it?”
He shrugged. “I believe telling people water has magical properties is a great way to get tourists to come out here and spend money. Do they sell it in bottles in roadside kiosks?”
“Well, hello to the itty bitty cynic who lives inside you. Does he come out often? I don’t think I’ve met him before.”
He slowly leveled her a look that said he wasn’t amused.
So she met his with one of her own. “This isn’t a tourist attraction. The islanders actually believe in it.”
“And a tourist guide book told you that?”
“I didn’t buy a tourist guide book.”
“You learned it from an islander?”
“I got it from the Internet.”
And then that serious face blew wide open with laughter. “Okay then.” And that right there was the man she’d fallen for.
And, yep, no doubt about it. She’d fallen for this complicated, moody, sexy man. “You can fester in your cynicism. I choose to believe in magical properties.”
“And what do you hope to get from the magic?”
She quickly turned away from him. “I don’t know.”
“Wait, did you just blush? Are you…embarrassed?”
“Just drive the freaking car. I’m not embarrassed.”
He took his foot off the accelerator, shifting gears. “Not until you tell me what you want the magic for.”
She shoved his thigh. “God, Ryan. I want to eat whatever I want and not gain weight. I want to meet the man of my dreams and drive off into the sunset in a convertible. I want to find my passion and earn a living out of it. What does anyone want?”
And from his very intense expression she had a strong feeling he wanted her.

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Cori 4.5 Stars

I fell in love with Ryan! Loved this book! MINE FOR A WEEK is the second book in Erika Kelly’s Wild Love Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I usually like to read a series in order and the first book, MINE FOR NOW, is great too so I would recommend reading it in order. The Wild Love series a new adult romance series that features one of the O’Donnell siblings in each book. MINE FOR THE WEEK  is a great mix of passion, emotion and humor. Ryan and Sophie’s chemistry heated up the pages and I just really enjoyed their story. Erika Kelly always delivers a great love story that makes you feel good. I’ve been hooked on her books since I read her first book, YOU REALLY GOT ME, from her Rock Star Romance series. Erika Kelly is on my must buy list and I recommend her to readers who are looking for a feel good romance.

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

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MINE FOR NOW (Wild Love Book 1) by Erika Kelly ➢ Review 4.5 Stars | Kindle

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✦1. You Really Got MeReview 5 Stars | Kindle
✦2. I Want You To Want MeReview 5 Stars | Kindle
✦3. Take Me Home TonightReview 5 Stars | Kindle
✦4. More Than a FeelingReview 5 StarsKindle

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IMG_7511Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life—she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.

Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: HER DARK HALF (X-Ops) by Paige Tyler

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HER DARK HALF (X-Ops Book 7) by Paige Tyler

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

her dark half_ coverTrevor Maxwell
• Coyote shifter with an attitude
• Covert operator
• Trusts no one, especially his devastatingly beautiful new partner

Alina Bosch
• Former CIA, newest operative on the covert team
• Hired to spy on her partner
• Motto: “Never be deceived again.”

Coyote shifter Trevor Maxwell is teamed up with CIA agent Alina Bosch to catch a killer. But when the mission becomes much more dangerous than they expected, they’re going to have to ignore the attraction between them and learn how to trust one another to come out on the other side…

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I enjoyed this rollercoaster ride of a story. It never let up on the intensity so that I could catch my breath. Between the dangerous action and heated romance, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Although it would be easy enough to figure out what was going on, it isn’t a stand-alone novel, even though Alina is a new character. Reading the others in this series will help you know the players and the why of their actions. Trevor and Alina make a believable pair, and the lead-in to the next book has me waiting impatiently.

*Review copy provided NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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“What’s the plan here?” she asked Trevor quietly as the restaurant’s patrons eyed them curiously. “Because I don’t see anyone warming up to us enough to invite us into the back room.”
“We’re Trevor and Alina Hoffman, a filthy rich, newly married couple from Silicon Valley,” Trevor said, glancing around as if taking in the ambience. “We’ve been on an extended honeymoon for the past few months and are currently heading for a trans-Atlantic cruise out of New York City. We decided to do some gambling and got tired of dealing with all the crap at the local casino.”
“You think they’ll buy that?” she asked as he led her across the room toward the door with the guards.
“You sell the fact that we’re a newly married couple, and I’ll make them believe I’m a rich guy with a gambling addiction.”
She could do that. Then she realized one big flaw in their cover story. “If we’re a newly married couple, shouldn’t I be wearing a ring?”
Trevor gave her a sidelong glance. “What makes you think you aren’t?”
She looked down at her hand in confusion and almost fell off her stacked heels as she saw the monstrously large diamond he’d somehow slipped onto her ring finger when she wasn’t looking. Oh crud, it was huge! And as beautiful as any she’d ever seen.
“When did you put this on? More importantly, is this thing real?” she whispered.
Thank goodness she had his arm to keep her steady. She was feeling faint at the idea of wearing a diamond that was probably worth more than her entire apartment.
“I put it on you when we were married on the first of June in Monaco,” he whispered back. “And of course it’s real. I would never put something fake on the love of my life.”
“Trevor, I’m serious,” she said.
He made a face. “Okay. I slipped it on your finger when I was helping you out of the SUV. And yes, it’s real, so don’t lose it. I had to sign my life away to get it out of the DCO safes.”
She gulped. “How much is it worth?”
“Nothing compared to you, sweetheart,” he said in a romantic tone as they stopped in front of the two guards.
The bouncers working this door were a little bit more professional than the ones outside.
“Can I help you?” one of the men asked in a deep, rough voice that made Alina wonder if he chewed gravel for fun.
“Someone told me a man might be able to find a friendly game of poker somewhere near here,” Trevor said casually. “I don’t suppose you two might be able to point my wife and me in the right direction for a game like that?”
The two men regarded him suspiciously.
“I think you’re talking about the Horseshoe Casino,” Gravel said. “It’s nearby, very clean and friendly.” Trevor chuckled. “The Horseshoe is very friendly. But the place doesn’t have the quite the atmosphere we’re looking for. It’s a little too…what’s the word?… sanitized for our liking.”
Gravel studied Trevor for a moment, then glanced at the bar, giving someone there a nod. Ten seconds later, a slim man in an expensive suit appeared at their side.
“My name is Teddy,” he said in a cautious yet friendly tone. “What can I do for you?”
“I’m Trevor Hoffman. This is my wife, Alina. We’re getting ready to head out on a cruise in a few days and decided to do some gambling while we’re in town. Someone told us this place runs a clean game, so I thought I’d spend some money here.”
Teddy surveyed them with a practiced eye, taking in the cut of Trevor’s suit and her expensive gown, not to mention the big honking ring she wore. He must have liked what he saw, because he nodded.
“If I could get some identification and a credit card from you, Mr. Hoffman, I can quickly check your credentials and set you up with a line of credit.”
Alina tensed as Trevor handed over the requested ID and credit card. They could be in trouble. The fake ID and credit card by themselves would have taken quite a bit of time and money to pull off. Coming up with an Internet background to support that would take even longer.
“What are they going to find when they run your name and that credit card number?” she whispered as he slipped his arm around her and casually urged her away from the two men guarding the door.
“Relax.” He flashed her a grin. “They’ll find us with all the relevant financial and societal tidbits one would expect to see when looking at the rich and bored.”
She glanced at Teddy. He typed something into a computer just out of sight behind the bar. A moment later, he lifted his head and frowned in their direction.
“Something’s wrong,” she whispered.
Even the two guards were eyeing them funny now. She was starting to wish she had a weapon. If things went bad, they were in trouble.
“Alina,” Trevor said softly as he tightened his arm around her waist and tugged her closer. “Now’s the time for you to sell the newlywed thing.”
She opened her mouth to ask him exactly how he suggested she do that when he pulled her even closer.
She wished she could have said it was years of CIA training that took over and made her kiss him. But that wouldn’t have been true. Instead, it was a totally different kind of instinct. The kind that made a woman want to kiss a hot guy.

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Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: DESTINED TO CRAVE (Descended of Guardians Book 1) by Setta Jay

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DESTINED TO CRAVE (Descended of Guardians Book 1) by Setta Jay

Genre: Erotica/ Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: August 30, 2017

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DestinedtoCraveeBookFate gave them love… then tore them apart.

The descendant of two almighty Gods and a Guardian of Earth, Eirykr “Rykr” is born of immense power. Yet, no amount of strength or skill can save him from the curse that tore him away from his first and only love. Turned into a shadowy assassin, he wields the demons bound to his soul with the ruthlessness of a blade. For nearly a decade, he’s searched for the key to free himself, all the while watching over and dangerously craving the beautiful mate who believes she’s driven him away.

Lucy is a born protector, a trait of her Guardian lineage. When her greatest gift was torn from her, leaving a gaping hole in her soul, she refuses to allow a young Rykr, her known mate, to suffer the same dire consequences. Her fear forces her to make a haunting decision and with a grave threat, she crushes him, demanding they part for a decade. Yet, as the years pass she can feel him watching her from the shadows, conjuring wild fantasies that make her ache for him to finally end their torment.

As time ticks toward the decade mark, dark forces rush to descend. Will Rykr’s secret and relentless need to protect Lucy condemn them to a hopeless destiny of constant craving? Or will Lucy bind them for all eternity, no matter the violent threat to her very soul?

Warning: This title contains dirty talk, bad language and erotically charged scenes meant to scorch your eReader.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

What a whirlwind introduction to the new series! Setta included enough of the established characters, that it seems, but a continuation of the Guardians of the Realm series. With a new twist that is. Because it is a novella, the character development of Rykr and Lucy is not as developed, but that didn’t keep me from being invested in what happens to them. I was pulled along through this sexy mystery, eagerly turning the pages. I look forward to where this spin-off series is headed.

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

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Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She’s garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves creating stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat.

An avid reader her entire life, her love of romance started at a far too early age with the bodice rippers she stole from her older sister. Along with reading, she loves animals, brunch dates, coffee that is really more French vanilla creamer, questionable reality television, English murder mysteries, and has dreams of traveling the world.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Idaho with her incredibly supportive husband.

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to ask her questions on social media or send her an email and she will happily reply.

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Review: BRING THE HEAT (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

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BRING THE HEAT (Dragon Kin) by G.A. Aiken

Publication Date: August 29, 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

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I, Aidan the Divine, am, well divine. My name was given to me by the Dragon Queen herself! I’m a delight! Cheerful. Charming. And a mighty warrior who is extremely handsome with a very large and well-hidden hoard of gold. I am also royal born, despite the fact that most in my family are horrendous beings that don’t deserve to live. And yet, Branwen the Awful—a low-born, no less—either tells me to shut up or, worse, ignores me completely.

SHE SAYS…

I’ll admit, I ignore Aidan the Divine because it annoys him. A lot. But, we have so much to do right now, I can’t worry about why he keeps staring at me, or why he always sits so close, or why he keeps looking at me like he’s thinking about kissing me. We have our nations to save and no time for such bloody foolishness…no matter how good Aidan looks or how long his spiked tail is. Because if we’re going to win this war before it destroys everything we love, we’ll have to face our enemies together, side by side and without distractions. But if we make it out alive, who knows what the future will hold…

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I loved this chaotic ride with the dragons and the trouble that is always present. All I could do was hang on and enjoy the madcap mayhem. It isn’t a sweet romance, or even a hot one – but rather a fun one, because Brannie had her usual brassiness, which was well matched with Aiden’s patience. Sadly, they didn’t have a lot of time alone, it was usually filled with enemies and their crazy families; but that is what makes it a Dragon Kin novel. I admit that a part of me misses the more “one on one” romances of the first books, but once in this world, it’s hard to let go. Another fun addition to the series.

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

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Dragon Kin by G A Aiken reading order

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✦8: Feel the Burn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1EXIfql | Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3r3

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About the author

Originally from Long Island, New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Writing as Shelly Laurenston, she is also the creator of the wickedly funny Pride series for Brava. For more info about G.A. Aiken’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, go to http://www.gaaiken.com.

Author Links: Website | GoodReads | Shelly Laureson’s Website

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Review & Giveaway: WHEN I NEED YOU: The Need You Series by Lorelei James

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WHEN I NEED YOU: The Need You Series, Book 4 by Lorelei James

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Synopsis

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Heir to Lund Industries and ladies’ man Jensen “The Rocket” Lund has three conditions when it comes to dating:
1) No single mothers
2) No cheerleaders
3) No medical personnel

So it makes no sense that he’s wildly attracted to Rowan Michaels, who breaks all three.

Rowan didn’t pass the rigorous requirements to become an athletic trainer and Vikings cheerleader in the hopes of landing a pro athlete. Been there, done that, and she has a young son as proof that football players and fidelity don’t go hand in hand. When Rowan learns her new neighbor is Jensen Lund, the smoking-hot tight end who takes being neighborly to a whole new level, she’s grateful for the team’s strict no fraternization policy because the sexy man defines temptation.

But Jensen is intent on rushing straight to the goal line to prove to Rowan he’s much more than just a player…on and off the field.

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Cori 4.5 Stars

I loved this book! I had a smile on my face throughout the entire book. WHEN I NEED YOU is the fourth book in Lorelei James’s Need You Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but it’s a great series if you’d like to start at the beginning. The fourth book is Jensen Lund, the sexy football player and Rowan, a cheerleader and single mom’s book. It’s a friends to lovers romance and I enjoyed the slow build. The romance was steamy and I really enjoyed the interactions and banter between the characters. WHEN I NEED YOU was just a really fun and light romance. I highly recommend this book for readers looking for a fun and sexy romance to relax with this summer.

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

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THE NEED YOU SERIES BY LORELEI JAMES

  1. WHAT YOU NEEDReview
  2. JUST WHAT I NEEDED ➢ Review
  3. ALL YOU NEED
  4. WHEN I NEED YOU

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*Winner will be announced Friday (8/4) by 6PM CST on Facebook. Paperback courtesy of Berkley Romance.

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About the Author

imageLorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances.

Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

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