SPOTLIGHT, Review & Giveaway: Risky Business (A Bomb Squad Novel) by Melissa Cutler

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Risky Business (A Bomb Squad Novel) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: August 19, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

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Welcome to Destiny Falls, New York, home of Bomb Squad–an ice hockey team full of rugged military heroes. But the season’s biggest match-up isn’t on the ice as one of their own prepares to go head to head with his new boss…

Allison Whitely’s ex left her with a mountain of debt and Cloud Nine, a struggling boat rental business. With zero job skills, her only hope of getting back in the black lies in a brooding ex-soldier who has her seeing red…

Theo Lacroix’s teammates are counting on their star player to help them win an upcoming high profile hockey game. But when a sexy tornado of a woman sweeps into Destiny Falls and expects him to help her with Cloud Nine, Theo is tempted to skate away from it all.

Theo vowed never again to be someone’s knight in shining armor, but his feelings–and desire–for Allison are becoming harder to ignore. He longs to save her, but to win Allison’s love, he’ll have to throw out his old playbook and take the ultimate risk…playing from the heart.

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Risky Business is the first book in Melissa Cutler’s new series, The Bomb Squad. I love Melissa Cutler’s books and was really looking forward to her new series. After reading the first book I’m hooked. Hot military guys that play hockey together. Ummm…yep that sounds good to me. I loved it and can’t wait for more books in the series. Risky Business is full of action, suspense, and steamy romance. It captured and held my attention from start to finish. I highly recommend this book for romantic suspense lovers.

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest at review.

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Kindle $4.27 http://geni.us/NHC | B&N $4.99 http://bit.ly/1ApfWNF | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/1uJJa9D

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What Do You Call A Soldier Wearing Ice Skates?

What do you call a soldier wearing ice skates? A Bomb Squad team member, that’s what! Bomb Squad is the name of the men’s league ice hockey team that Theo, the hero of my latest contemporary romance, Risky Business, plays on. The team is only open to veterans who have been wounded in combat, and, because of that, the team members have formed a strong brotherhood that I’ll be exploring throughout the series.

Why Ice Hockey?

For a few reasons, the first being that ice hockey is my favorite sport and I’ve always wanted to write a romance featuring an ice hockey player. Then, the initial idea to write a series about a group of combat wounded veterans and their post-military lives came to me about the same time as the last winter Olympics, which were followed by the Paralympics. I wanted the ice hockey sled teams with awe. Those athletes are amazing! Which got me thinking…was there a standing paraplegic hockey team? And, of course, I soon discovered that there are tons of them the world over.

But even if you’re not a hockey fan, this book is for you because it’s a sweet and sexy contemporary romance, first and foremost. You’re going to love Allison, the woman who wins Theo’s heart. I have to say, their road to happiness is a bit bumpy, though. As you can tell from this scene…

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A Sneak Preview of RISKY BUSINESS:

As of a few hours ago, Allison had a new mantra. Don’t think about it.
She could live with the aggravation and desperation that Theoren evoked in her, as long as it kept her from the other thought threatening to take precedence in her mind—that thought being about how he’d looked wearing nothing but a pair of sopping wet boxer shorts, as he had been a few short hours earlier on the deck of his houseboat.
Nope. Because she was his boss and that would be totally inappropriate.
He paced to the sink and paused to stare out the window. Allison’s eyes settled on his backside, now clad in worn jeans.
Don’t think about it.
She wrenched her gaze to the table and the cup of chamomile tea she’d poured an hour earlier. It was cold now, but she couldn’t bring herself to bully past him to the microwave to warm it up.
“Theoren… will you just sit down so we can talked about this civilly?”
“It’s Theo. And what was it that you wanted to civilly talk about?”
For the moment, annoyance won the battle over her desperation—and lust. “Don’t play stupid. You know we have a lot to talk about or else you wouldn’t still be here throwing a tantrum like a…like a…hungry bear.”
He prowled to the table, narrow eyed, and braced his hands on it, leaning toward her. “Have you ever seen a hungry bear? Because they don’t throw tantrums. They devour.”
She mimicked his pose, leaning in, getting in his face. “Are you going to devour me?” The second the words crossed her lips, her cheeks heated.
Stop thinking about that, Allison. For real, this time.

(I love that scene so much! That Theo is such a grouch sometimes… *swoon*)

And don’t forget to add Risky Business to your GOODREADS shelf: http://bit.ly/1cRHpbY

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Giveaway: I’ve got a special treat for one lucky commenter. My reader friend Jackie has created handmade wallets with all three Bomb Squad book covers on them. I took the liberty of adding a $10 Starbucks gift card into the one I’m giving away on Reading in Pajamas blog today. For a chance to win the wallet and gift card, please comment on this post and let me know what your favorite sports and/or sports romance book is. Good luck! – Melissa Cutler

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Bomb Squad Series by Melissa Cutler
Risky Business (A Bomb Squad Novel, Book 1) – August 2014
Undefeated (A Bomb Squad Novel, Book 2) – November 2014
Game Changer (A Bomb Squad Novel, Book 3) – April 2015

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Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world writing sexy contemporary romances and romantic suspense. She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she’s not globetrotting, she’s enjoying Southern California’s flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids. She loves hearing from readers at melissa@melissacutler.net, or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MelissaCutlerBooks ) and Twitter (@m_cutler). Visit http://www.melissacutler.net to learn more about Melissa and her books and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter: http://bit.ly/16mkpCs

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SPOTLIGHT & REVIEW: Hot on the Hunt (ICE: Black Ops Defenders Series, #3) by Melissa Cutler

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Hot on the Hunt (ICE: Black Ops Defenders Series, #3) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

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This ex-ICE agent has one last chance with the one who got away — if he can protect her long enough…

Black-ops agent Alicia Troy spent years plotting the perfect revenge on the man who left her for dead…until her plan is foiled by her ex-teammate–and ex-lover–who taught her the meaning of betrayal. She can’t trust John Witter…so why can’t she stop wanting him?

For John, it’s a race to get to Alicia’s intended victim before she does because he’s the only one who can prove John’s innocence, but the race turns into a battle of wits against the woman who believes he deceived her. But when their former agency turns on them both, labeling them “armed and dangerous,” John has a new mission: keep his woman alive.

Hot on the Hunt is Book 3 in Melissa Cutler’s ICE: Black Ops Defenders series.

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(romantic suspense, action-adventure romance, kickass heroine, former military hero, international setting, fast paced, second chance love, reunion romance, hurricane)

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I love this series! It keeps getting better and better! Great romantic suspense with lots of action, drama, emotion and steamy romance. It kept me on edge and flipping the pages to see what would happen next. I love a good suspense that includes a great love story! I loved the characters and the plot. Melissa Cutler writes a story that really makes the reader feel like they are living the experience with the characters and rooting for them. I highly recommend this series and this book for romantic suspense lovers. Melissa Cutler has become a go to author for me when I’m in the mood for a suspense filled romance.

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

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Kindle $3.82 http://georiot.co/1zcq | Amazon Paperback $4.85 http://georiot.co/mSH | B&N http://bit.ly/1mA2fDB | Kobo http://bit.ly/1mRQUjT

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✦ICE: Black Ops Defenders Series by Melissa Cutler✦
✦#1: Tempted Into Danger (June 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.82: http://georiot.co/17Eu | Amazon Paperback $4.95 http://georiot.co/3WNa | B&N http://bit.ly/16edknt | Kobo http://bit.ly/YGpvDg | iTunes http://bit.ly/10zY4k9
✦#2: Secret Agent Secretary (January 2014) ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://georiot.co/2Bw7 | Amazon Paperback $4.95 http://georiot.co/3hwH | B&N (Paperback $5.50/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/19QnMko | Kobo $4.39 http://bit.ly/1kdLnTV
✦#3: Hot on the Hunt (July 1, 2014) ➢ Kindle $3.82: http://georiot.co/1zcq | Amazon Paperback $4.85: http://georiot.co/mSH | B&N http://bit.ly/1mA2fDB | Kobo http://bit.ly/1mRQUjT

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Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world, dividing her time between her dual passions for writing sexy small town contemporary romances, western romances, and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense for a variety of publishers, including Harlequin, Kensington Books, Penguin, and Macmillan. She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she’s not globetrotting, she’s enjoying Southern California’s flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids.

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Website: http://www.melissacutler.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaCutlerBooks
Twitter: @m_cutler
Bookshelf: http://www.melissacutler.net/bookshelf/
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/10zEWNY
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/13Sn6gC

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Spotlight & Review: How To Rope A Real Man: Catcher Creek #3 by Melissa Cutler

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How To Rope A Real Man: Catcher Creek #3 by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn & Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

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Against all odds, the Sorentino sisters saved their family’s rundown New Mexico ranch, but the youngest has a dream that just may ruin their hard-earned peace–unless a certain sexy cowboy lawyer changes her mind. . .

Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she’s grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby’s daddy, go to night college–and hide her plan to escape tiny Catcher Creek. She’s also stopped dreaming of happily ever after–except in the case of gorgeous, rugged, Santa Fe native Matt Roenick. Too bad the oil rights attorney acts like he barely knows she’s alive. . .

Matt knows only too well that Jenna’s alive–in fact, she’s driving him crazy with desire. But Matt’s got his reasons for resisting her. And when her son’s father shows up, those reasons multiply. Trouble is, Jenna’s secrets are more complicated than he imagined, and forgetting her isn’t as easy as he’d hoped. Matt knows life can be messy as hell. For Jenna, maybe it’s time he got dirty. . .

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Perfection! How to Rope A Real Man had everything I look for in a great story! I loved the interactions between the characters and the story was well written and flowed easily. There was danger, suspense, emotion and sizzling romance.

Jenna has her life all mapped out and the plan is to finish her degree in a few weeks and skip town. She is convinced this is the only way to protect her son. The town she lives in is so narrow minded and Jenna figures its only a matter of time before the small town knows her secret. And then she meets Matt. Matt is everything she would want in a man, if she wanted a man. Matt doesn’t get involved with single moms. He has had his heart broken too many times. When this has not worked out in the past, he not only loses the relationship, he loses the family too. Matt wants nothing more than to be a dad. Matt and Jenna’s seem to connect on every other level. Jenna knows one night with Matt would blow her mind and Matt knows one night with Jenna would never be enough. When they do come together they nearly burn up the sheets as their passion explodes. Jenna and Matt both fall hard for each other quick. Jenna still has to get out of town, and when her son’s father comes back into town, she might have to leave sooner than she thought. Jenna’s priority is protecting her son, and she will stop at nothing to keep him safe. Jenna and Matt love each other, but can they live without each other and is love enough?

I recommend this book and the series for romance lovers. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading them all. Melissa Cutler is an author to watch!

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

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Kindle $4.61 http://georiot.co/GEI | Amazon Paperback $5.06 http://georiot.co/2IDb | B&N (Paperback $6.99/ Nook $5.49) http://bit.ly/1g0FZPM | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/1lOD9mc

20140506-083338.jpg✿The Catcher Creek Cowboys Series by Melissa Cutler✿
✦Book 1: The Trouble with Cowboys ➢ http://amzn.to/1ffbG6Kt
✦Book 2: Cowboy Justice ➢ http://amzn.to/15XIcMd
Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Jp
✦Book 3: How to Rope a Real Man ➢ http://georiot.co/GEI

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Join Melissa Cutler – Author for two hours of fun, giveaways, and a Q&A on Wednesday, May 7th from 7-9pm EST (that’s 4-6 on the west coast) in celebration of her Catcher Creek cowboy series and the release of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN.

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MELISSA CUTLER’S GIVEAWAY:
“REAL MAN in the Wild” Selfie Contest
May 6 – May 20, 2014
Link to Giveaway Information: http://bit.ly/StnvSW

In celebration of the May 6th release of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN, Melissa’s having a contest!
***How to Enter***
Get out there and find HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN in your local bookstore (Barnes & Noble, WalMart, Books-A-Million, and more) or online from an e-retailer such as Amazon.

Take a picture of yourself holding the book or holding your e-reader/smartphone with the front cover displayed. Email the photo to melissa@melissacutler.net

BONUS ENTRY: If, along with your book selfie, you email Melissa a photo of you with your favorite REAL MAN in your life and a brief description of why he’s a great man, you’ll receive an extra entry into the Grand Prize $100 gift card drawing.
DAILY WINNERS: Daily until May 20th, one entry photo will be featured on Melissa’s Facebook page and that entrant will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.
GRAND PRIZE: On May 20th, a grand prize of $100 Spafinder.com gift card will be awarded to one lucky entrant. Spafinder gift cards are good at over 20,000 spas and wellness centers worldwide. Daily winners are still eligible for the grand prize, too.

WHERE TO SEND YOUR ENTRY: You must send your selfie to melissa@melissacutler.net to be entered into the giveaway. Use “Real Man Selfie Contest” as the subject. Don’t post your selfies directly to Facebook or Twitter because those won’t count as entries. In your email, include: 1) your name, 2) which store/e-retailer you found the book in, and 3) if you’d like to subscribe to Melissa’s newsletter. Don’t forget to include your ‘real man’ BONUS ENTRY photo.

FAQs
No Purchase Necessary: Melissa would love for you to purchase a copy of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN (which only runs appx. $4.99/$6.99), but to enter the REAL MAN IN THE WILD Selfie Contest, you can take your selfie with a copy of HOW TO ROPE at a bookstore right there in the aisle or download a FREE sample at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, or Melissa’s website. One entry per reader.

International Entries Welcome, but the contest is void where prohibited. International winners in countries that are ineligible for Starbucks or Spafinder e-gift cards will be awarded an alternative prize of an equivalent monetary value.

This entry was posted by Melissa Cutler on May 5, 2014 at 9:36 am, and is filed under Blog.

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Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world, dividing her time between her dual passions for writing sexy small town contemporary romances, western romances, and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense for a variety of publishers, including Harlequin, Kensington Books, Penguin, and Macmillan. She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she’s not globetrotting, she’s enjoying Southern California’s flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids.

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Find out more about Melissa and her books at http://www.melissacutler.net or write to her at melissa@melissacutler.net . You can also find Melissa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MelissaCutlerBooks) and Twitter (@m_cutler)

WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 12/29-1/04 ✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Romantic Suspense✦Erotica✦New Adult✦

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*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Goodreads Link is provided if the buy links are not available yet. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
✦Ruined (The Eternal Balance, Book One) by Jus Accardo #PNR #NA ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/JlsEaV | B&N http://bit.ly/1bv7wVW | Kobo http://bit.ly/19TbOdx
✦Break Out (Blood Hunter #1) by Nina Croft #PNR ➢ (Re-Release Special $0.99 Limited Time) Kindle http://amzn.to/18DkiXB | B&N http://bit.ly/19TduE0 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1in4rjf
✦Heart of the Incubus (Demons of Infernum) by Rosalie Lario #PNR ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1l1DBtQ | B&N http://bit.ly/19TdUtO | Kobo http://bit.ly/1eizXJO
✦Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler #PNR ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1etwKf3 | B&N http://bit.ly/1dgDSsc | Kobo http://bit.ly/1eMrDGT
✦Ashes by Sarah Gilman #PNR ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1drCi4p | B&N http://bit.ly/1dgE8qY | http://bit.ly/1hMGIGe
✦Finding My Forever (The Beaumont Series) by Heidi McLaughlin #CR #NA ➢ Kindle $3.99 http://amzn.to/1cdXnge | Amazon Paperback $13.49 http://amzn.to/1cdxfFY

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
✦Born In Blood: The Sentinels by Alexandra Ivy #PNR (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.34 http://amzn.to/17i6k89 | Amazon Paperback $4.83 http://amzn.to/17i6jRz | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.49) http://bit.ly/19P0IBJ | Kobo $5.79 http://bit.ly/1eSWuxz
✦The Valentine’s Arrangement: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich (Dawn 4.5 Stars) #CR (Re-Release/Paperback Release) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/18iUdwM | Amazon Paperback $10.50 http://amzn.to/18xmhr0 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1bsOm6f
✦Somebody to Love: A Cupid, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde (Dawn 4 Stars) #CR ➢ Kindle $6.64 http://amzn.to/1cy46pX | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1fR6SGB | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.99) http://bit.ly/1eiFoZn | Kobo $6.99 http://bit.ly/1in8JXR
✦Sweetest Mistake by Candis Terry #CR (Dawn 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $4.74 http://amzn.to/1hHbsvH | Amazon Paperback $5.39 http://amzn.to/HS0ALE | B&N (Paperback $5.99/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/1bpJlIF | iTunes $4.99 http://bit.ly/1bpJD2a
✦Shatter: Phoenix Rising by Joan Swan #RS #CR ➢ Kindle $7.39 http://amzn.to/19uOepw | Amazon Paperback $8.96 http://amzn.to/KcHssu | B&N (Paperback $9.95/ Nook $8.49) http://bit.ly/1afEeLi | Kobo $7.39 http://bit.ly/1lpx1xx
✦Heart of Stone by Christine Warren #PNR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://amzn.to/1aJO7pd | Amazon Paperback $5.03 http://amzn.to/1cy4HIg | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/JAH1aH | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/KcKhKL
✦How to Run with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper #PNR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://amzn.to/1cy3wZc | Amazon Paperback $5.03 http://amzn.to/1cdE22m | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1kRckNB | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1in8pIq
✦The Commander (Red, Hot, & Blue) by Cat Johnson #CR ➢ Kindle $2.66 http://amzn.to/1dLJF6Y | B&N $3.49 http://bit.ly/1cK3IpS | Kobo $3.09 http://bit.ly/JACmpb
✦Fighting Love (Love to the Extreme) by Abby Niles #CR ➢ Kindle $5.69 http://amzn.to/JlyyZr | Amazon Paperback $11.43 http://amzn.to/1cy0N21 | B&N (Paperback $11.62/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1eMuJe6 | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/JlyTeK
✦Desperately Seeking Fireman: A Bachelor Firemen Novella by Jennifer Bernard #CR ➢ Kindle $1.99 http://amzn.to/1hMK38h | Amazon Paperback (1/7 Release) $3.90 http://amzn.to/19sWCAh | B&N (Paperback 1/7 Release $3.99/ Nook $1.99) http://bit.ly/1jV8EMB | Kobo $1.99 http://bit.ly/1h52nMd
✦Prey & Prejudice (Cougar Falls) by Marie Harte #PNR #ER ➢ Kindle $3.44 http://amzn.to/1cy2UTr | B&N $4.49 http://bit.ly/19TjhJN | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1dgJiTZ
✦The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement by Maya Rodale #CR ➢ Kindle $0.99 http://amzn.to/1cy5BEz | B&N $0.99 http://bit.ly/1bvceTE | Kobo $0.99 http://bit.ly/1cKbKiF

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
✦King Cave by Scarlett Dawn #PNR #NA (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $4.99 http://amzn.to/1hmDxEU | B&N $5.49 http://bit.ly/18AlKoc | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/18HWfRO
✦Secret Agent Secretary (ICE: Black Ops Defenders) by Melissa Cutler #RS #CR ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://amzn.to/ISQz19 | Amazon Paperback $4.95 http://amzn.to/19vShzR | B&N (Paperback $5.50/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/19QnMko | Kobo $4.39 http://bit.ly/1kdLnTV
✦Deadly Engagement by Elle James #CR #RS ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://amzn.to/19t24mN | Amazon Paperback $4.95 http://amzn.to/1cy6b5g | B&N (Paperback $5.50/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/1cy6k8S | Kobo $4.39 http://bit.ly/1kRfOzx

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CS – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SF – Science Fiction Romance

Review: Cowboy Justice (Catcher Creek, Book 2) by Melissa Cutler

Cowboy Justice (Catcher Creek, Book 2) by Melissa Cutler
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Transforming their parents’ rundown ranch in the small town of Catcher Creek, New Mexico, into a tourist destination is the toughest challenge the three Sorentino sisters ever faced. But now one of them has another fight on her hands – to keep from falling for the sexy town sheriff – again…

Rachel Sorentino has spent her whole life protecting her siblings from trouble – only to run headlong into it herself. Her first regret about shooting at the vandals targeting her family ranch is that her aim wasn’t better. Her second is that when bullets started flying, it was Sheriff Vaughn Cooper’s number she dialed. Vaughn is the mistake she keeps on making, a cowboy lawman who cuts through Rachel’s surface bravado to the vulnerability no one else sees. And no matter how inconvenient their attraction – for his career, her tangled case, and his already battered heart – there’s no denying what feels so irresistibly right…

REVIEW:

Cowboy Justice is the second book in Melissa Cutler’s Catcher Creek series. You do not have to read the first book, The Trouble with Cowboys, before reading this book, but you will enjoy the story more if you read the series in order. I loved the first book and thought Cowboy Justice was even better. I loved sexy Sheriff Vaughn Cooper. He’s definitely hero material. Rachel is tough and use to taking care of everything and everyone around her, but turns to Vaughn after a shoot out defending her ranch and her sisters lands her in the hospital. Vaughn and Rachel have explosive chemistry and heated up the pages. Their story is full of action, danger, mystery and smoking hot romance. I haven’t read a book by Melissa Cutler that I haven’t loved! I highly recommend this book and this series. I can not wait for the next book.

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

BUY LINKS:
Amazon Paperback ($6.29) | Kindle ($4.99) | B&N (Paperback $6.99/ Nook $5.99) | Kobo ($4.99) | iTunes ($5.99)

READING ORDER: Catcher Creek Cowboy Series
✦ Book 1 – The Trouble with Cowboys (October 2012) http://amzn.to/1ffbG6K
✦ Book 2 – Cowboy Justice (October 2013) http://amzn.to/15XIcMd
✦ Book 3 – How to Rope a Real Man (Coming May 2014)

10 Great Books Under $5 To Read Labor Day Weekend

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I randomly selected 10 Hot Romances for Labor Day Weekend Reading. All of these books are great and I highly recommend them. Included a variety of genres and some are new releases and some were released earlier this year. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day Weekend!

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$3.79 ~ Motorcycle Man (Dream Man) by Kristen Ashley
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Book Description

Get ready to ride . . .

Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she’s back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn’t the tequila and hot sex talking. He’s the kind of man she’s always wanted. Unfortunately, he’s also her new boss . . .

Kane “Tack” Allen has a rule. He doesn’t employ someone he’s slept with. So when he learns he spent last night in bed with his new office manager, he quickly fires Tyra. Yet when Tyra stands up to him and fights for her job, Tack is intrigued. He tells her she can keep her job on one condition: no more sex. Ever. But as things heat up between them, Tack finds that he’ll be the one breaking all the rules…

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Buy Links:
Kindle ($3.79) | Nook ($3.79) | Kobo ($3.99) | iTunes ($3.99)

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Sale 99 Cents ~ The Line Trilogy (The Line Series) by Kimberly Kincaid
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Book Description
3 Novellas by Kimberly Kincaid

Love On The Line: Violet Morgan puts the personal in personal chef, catering to clients who want the full cooking experience rather than a culinary drop-and-dash. But when her brother’s police detective partner is injured in the line of duty and needs help during recovery, she makes an exception. Violet lost her father to the job seven years ago, and worries for her brother’s safety every day. The last thing she wants is to get up-close with her brother’s career-cop partner…again.

For Noah Blackwell, being a detective isn’t just a lifestyle, it’s a legacy. So when he’s forced to take mandatory leave and deal with the trauma amnesia keeping him from identifying his shooter, it’s as if insult and injury have joined forces— and now he’s got to deal with an unwanted caregiver on top of it. Never mind that he and Violet shared a steamy, secret kiss last New Year’s Eve. She rejects everything related to the job, and Noah’s not about to be distracted from recovering his memory and getting back to what he does best. No matter how pretty Violet is.

Despite their differences, Violet and Noah share a surprising bond in the kitchen that grows into something neither of them expect. But as Noah heals and their feelings for each other extend from the kitchen to the bedroom, Violet knows she must make an impossible choice. She may wear her heart on her sleeve in the kitchen, but can she put love on the line?

Drawing the Line: When Detective Jason Morgan is tasked with keeping a local restaurant owner safe as part of a make-or-break case, he rises to the challenge. The job is his first priority, and he owes it to the memory of his father, a detective killed in the line of duty, to do it at any cost. But Jason never expected Serenity Gallagher to be so beautiful, so serious…or so tough to protect.

Serenity has moved from place to place at the whim of her capricious mother all her life. The last thing she wants is to leave the diner she finally calls home, even if it means being stuck with a sexy blue-eyed detective. But she’s the only witness to a horrible crime, and the man behind it wants her very, very dead. Going into protective custody means survival, no matter how much Serenity hates hiding.

As Jason and Serenity bide their time together, they are shocked to discover they have much more in common than the surface reveals. But keeping her safe is Jason’s number one priority, no matter how much he’s drawn in by the woman beneath the witness, and Serenity’s past makes it difficult to trust. As the stakes get higher and the spark burns hotter, can Jason and Serenity draw the line?

Outside The Lines: As an Ivy League ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée.

Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood.

As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be outside the lines?

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Colton by Blood (The Coltons of Wyoming) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: August 1, 2013

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Book Description
Rising romantic suspense star Melissa Cutler reveals more secrets from the Coltons of Wyoming… An unsolved murder haunts those who live and work at Dead River Ranch. When called to care for the ailing Colton patriarch, Dr. Levi Colton must face the father who never claimed him. He’s not looking for distraction, but he finds it in Kate McCord, the irresistible pastry chef. Beneath her sweet smile are scars from her own tragedy—and a determination for justice.

As a wildfire forces them together with an unknown killer, Levi and Kate must confront an attraction that flares hotter than flames. They edge closer to the truth, discovering that the secret that links their pasts could lead them straight into the killer’s trap.
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Real (The REAL series) by Katy Evans

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EBOOK Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Book Description

An indie phenomenon and New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, the first in a heartwrenching New Adult series about a beautiful young sports rehab specialist who can’t fight her attraction to a dangerously sexy underground fighter.
A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents…

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?
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Crazy Beautiful Love (The Martelli Brothers) by J. S. Cooper
Publication Date: August 25, 2013

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:
This is not the typical bad boy meets good girl story.

Logan Martelli is a bad boy. He’s handsome, sexy, and knows what he wants. He steals cars. He doesn’t do relationships. And he has the hottest green eyes in River Valley.

Maddie Wright is a good girl with a wild streak. She’s confident, strong, and goes after whatever or whoever she wants. And Maddie wants Logan Martelli with a passion.

One fateful night brings Logan and Maddie together and electricity sparks between them. Maddie and Logan make a real connection, but when Logan finds out who she is, he wants nothing to do with her. However, he soon realizes he can get the ultimate revenge for his family if he continues to date Maddie. The problem is he’s starting to fall for Maddie, and he knows that a relationship will mess up everything.

Logan has to decide if revenge is worth losing his one shot at real love. What price will he pay if he betrays the one woman who may finally see behind his bad boy image?

Crazy Beautiful Love is a new adult contemporary romance book. This book has mature content and is recommended for ages 18 and up.

Crazy Beautiful Love is an 85,000 word full-length standalone book, with no cliffhanger!

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99 Cents ~ Wicked Firsts by Elisabeth Naughton, Alexandra Ivy, Cynthia Eden, Laura Wright, Katie Reus, Joan Swan

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Genre: Paranormal Romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance
Heat Level: Hot
Tags/elements: Paranormal, shifters, romance, sensual, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, first books of a series, bestselling authors, box set, box set of first in a series, alpha hero

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$1.99 ~ High Risk (Adrenaline Search & Rescue) by Vivian Arend
Publication Date: March 5, 2013

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Book Description
LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them…

Rebecca James was once revered for her devil-may-care attitude and backcountry survival skills. But ever since she lost her partner in a fatal accident, patches of her memory have been missing. And until she can recall those final, tragic moments before the accident, she can’t move on.

Since Marcus Landers was permanently injured during a mission, all his energies have been focused on his Lifeline team. When Becki—whom he had an intense affair with seven years ago—arrives in Banff, he’s inspired to reignite the spark they once had. Their mutual ardor slowly awakens Becki’s dormant, haunting memories.

New truths surface until Becki must at last confront her greatest fear. Remembering the past might mean a future without the man she loves…

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$1.99 ~ King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

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Book Description
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.
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$2.99 ~ The Baby Bargain: A Once a Marine Series Book by Jennifer Apodaca
Publication date: March 11, 2013

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Book Description
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…

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99 Cent Sale ~ Shattered Blue: A Romantic Thriller By Jane Taylor Starwood
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Publication Date: March 14, 2013
Book Description
2013 RONE Award Nominee, Romantic Suspense

She thought she could escape her dark past by running away, changing her name. She thought her tormentor was dead. She was wrong.

Shane MacKinnon used to be somebody else…

Hounded by scandal and haunted by a terrible secret, Shannon Malone fled Manhattan for the mountains of New Mexico and a new identity. Five years later, she’s met a man who loves her in spite of her troubled past, a man who’s leading her into a world of sensual pleasure she’s never known. One morning a voice from her past threatens to shatter her new life. Someone thinks she has the missing millions from an investment scam, someone who also has a far more sinister reason to find her. The monster who tormented her childhood is after her again, and Shane must find the courage to beat him at his own sadistic game.

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Colton by Blood (The Coltons of Wyoming) by Melissa Cutler

Colton by Blood (The Coltons of Wyoming) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Rising romantic suspense star Melissa Cutler reveals more secrets from the Coltons of Wyoming… An unsolved murder haunts those who live and work at Dead River Ranch. When called to care for the ailing Colton patriarch, Dr. Levi Colton must face the father who never claimed him. He’s not looking for distraction, but he finds it in Kate McCord, the irresistible pastry chef. Beneath her sweet smile are scars from her own tragedy—and a determination for justice.

As a wildfire forces them together with an unknown killer, Levi and Kate must confront an attraction that flares hotter than flames. They edge closer to the truth, discovering that the secret that links their pasts could lead them straight into the killer’s trap.

REVIEW:

I loved Colton by Blood! It is the second book in the Colton series written by different Harlequin authors. I haven’t read the other books in the series, but requested this one because I read Tempted Into Danger by Melissa Cutler and loved it. She is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine after reading my second book written by her. She definitely knows how to write sexy heroes. I loved the hot Dr. Levi Colton. Both Levi and Kate have been through a lot and are portrayed in a way that really makes the reader feel for them. Their story is fast paced, emotional and full of passion. I will be going back to read the first book in the Colton series by another author and look forward to reading what happens next in the series. I am also putting Melissa Cutler on my must buy list. She writes great romantic suspense books.

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

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TEMPTED INTO DANGER (Harlequin Romantic Suspense) by Melissa Cutler

TEMPTED INTO DANGER (Harlequin Romantic Suspense) by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:
“Keep the asset safe or die trying.”

When a simple mission to deliver the beautiful and brilliant Vanessa Crosby to a safe house goes horribly wrong, ICE agent Diego Santero’s life gets complicated. Keeping the anti-crime analyst safe from the notorious mercenaries after her program will put everything he’s worked for at risk.

Relentlessly hunted and not knowing whom to trust, Diego takes Vanessa on the run, deep into the heart of the deadly Panamanian rain forest. Vanessa reminds herself that she’s just another asset to the ruggedly handsome black ops agent…until their intense situation leads to a release of passion neither expected. But even if they make it out alive, how can they ever have a future together?

REVIEW:
Melissa Cutler is a new author for me and I was surprised and completely blown away by Tempted Into Danger! It completely captivated me from page one and kept me up late turning the pages. Diego is the definition of a hot alpha male! I loved him! Vanessa starts off as a mission for Diego and turns into the person he can’t live without. The danger kept me on the edge of my seat and rooting for the characters. Their story completely pulled me in and once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down because I had to see what would happen next. This story has everything I look for in a great book. It is packed with danger, action, steamy romance and great characters. I highly recommend this book for all you Romantic Suspense lovers! I can not wait for the next book and I am adding Melissa Cutler’s books to my must read list!

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

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