Archives for January 13, 2017


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** REVIEW **  TEXAS-SIZED TROUBLE by Barb HanTexas-Sized Trouble by Barb Han
Series: Cattlemen Crime Club
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on February 1, 2017
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A Texas reunion turns old rivals into soon-to-be parents

For as long as the O'Briens have run their ranch, their rivals have been the McCabes. So when Ryder O'Brien returns home to his brothers, only one thing can screw things up: getting involved with Faith McCabe. There's no temptation greater in Texas, and Ryder is about to pay the price for their forbidden fling.

Because just as their passion ignites, Faith up and leaves…only to return five months later, seeking Ryder's help finding her missing brother—and pregnant with Ryder's baby. Ryder O'Brien may have held grudges longer than he ought to, but he always does right by his kin. Especially when the woman about to change his life is in danger.

Falling for a member of the rival family in your town isn’t the smartest move, but Ryder O’Brien and Faith McCabe just seemed to happen upon each other when they both were in a place that they needed a friend … and more.  Though things ended badly, Faith knows that when she needs help, Ryder is the only one she can turn to!  The latest in Barb Han’s Cattlemen Crime Club series takes us through their story and the hunt for answers.  It’s exciting, riveting and gives us a happy feeling inside when we see how much they overcome to be together!

Faith might be a member of the dreaded McCabe family, but Ryder thought she was different from the rest … until she up and left him in a cold-hearted and humiliating way.  He has no use for the likes of her anymore either.

Faith didn’t want to end things with Ryder, but when faced with a situation that terrified her, she set a plan in motion that would extricate her from the relationship in the best way to move forward with her plan.  Now she’s back and asking for help to find her missing brother.  Ryder is hesitant to have anything more to do with her … until she drops her bombshell on him … they’re having a baby!  Can he get them through the danger that is stirring around them and keep them safe for the long haul?



I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

** REVIEW ** RAFAEL’S ONE NIGHT BOMBSHELL by Tina BeckettRafael's One Night Bombshell by Tina Beckett
Series: Hot Latin Docs
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on February 1, 2017
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From passion to pregnancy!

An encounter with Rafael Valentino is brokenhearted Cassandra Larrobee's chance to live in the moment. It was supposed to be one night only, but the sinfully hot doc has left her with more than just memories…

Since a heartbreaking decision years ago, Rafe has been determined to remain alone—but when he's sent to work with Cassie he can't resist their reckless kisses! When he discovers Cassie's shocking surprise, can Rafe let her bring light into his shadowed life…and become a daddy to their baby?

A sexy yet sweet continuation of the Hot Latin Docs series!  I am really enjoying this family of brothers and seeing them continue to heal from past heartache and find their way into a world of love and bright futures!

Neonatologist Cassandra Larrobee isn’t a risk taker, but on the night she had her heartbroken by an ex, she decided to be wild for once in her life and seek the arms of comfort that she needed. One night … that’s all it was going to be … until she ran across him again … and discovered the lasting token of their passion that she was left with.

Epidemiologist Rafael Valentino spends his time living life for today with no thoughts of happily ever after.  He has past heartache and painful decisions weighing him down, and is happy to live life in the background where nothing ever falls on him again.

When Cassie & Rafe are called to work together on a medical scare, they can’t deny the attraction is still there.  As they spend more time together, it only grows stronger … and when they discover she’s having a baby, will it be the nudge he needs to open himself up to love and forever or will he decide he can’t commit to being a Daddy?


** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Janie Crouch – with a GIVEAWAY! **

Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!

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Featured today is Harlequin Intrigue author JANIE CROUCH!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Janie!

Janie recently relocated with her husband and four children to Germany (due to her husband’s job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years.  When she’s not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), she enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movie-watching, knitting and adventure (obstacle) racing. Janie completed an Ironman Triathlon in 2014 and is prepping for another one in 2017.

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My favorite color is … teal. But a dark one! Not turquoise or aqua.

My favorite place to read is … in a large bath tub with a blow up pillow for my head.

My favorite snack is … definitely salty, not sweet. I love cheese, chips, and popcorn of all kinds.

My favorite type of music is … very difficult to answer! I like all sorts of music depending on what I’m doing. But I have to admit I love musical theatre show tunes quite a bit!

My favorite hot beverage is … coffee. Always. Lots of cream, lots of sugar.

My favorite type of flower is … stargazer lilies. I had them at my wedding.

My favorite time of day is … early morning after a good night’s sleep. I’ve got the whole day ahead of me!

My favorite candy is … butterscotch.

My favorite hobby is … running. I love to run.

My favorite place to vacation is … anywhere new that I haven’t been. I love traveling to new cities and countries.




Omega Sector: Critical Response Book 6
Publication Date:   January 1, 2017



Someone’s always watching her…

Everywhere she goes, Rosalyn Mellinger has eyes on her. The Watcher follows her everywhere. It seemed hopeless, inescapable…especially when she met Steve Drackett on his vacation. Another person to be hurt by her stalker. But Rosalyn didn’t know Steve was part of Omega Sector—there was literally no one better to protect her, if she’d just open up to him. He had years of experience, and while the Watcher preyed upon Rosalyn, Steve would beat him at his own game.

But Rosalyn had a secret even Steve couldn’t see coming: a baby from his vacation romance…

Read an excerpt HERE!


Previous books in the OMEGA SECTOR: CRITICAL RESPONSE series:



Published:  January 1, 2016

He has to shut down the terrorists or lose it all. Including the woman he can’t admit means everything to him. 

Omega Sector: Critical Response agent Derek Waterman is hunting the architects of a lethal terrorist bombing. After weeks of chasing cold leads, he has finally found the evidence that could expose the perpetrators. But in order to take them down, he needs help from Dr. Molly Humphries, Omega’s lead forensic scientist. 

Shy Molly works to retrieve the data–and overcome her debilitating crush on the sexy agent. Derek carefully suppresses his mutual smoldering attraction, sure that his dark past will drive Molly away if she knows. But when Molly’s kidnapped, he will stop at nothing to save her. Even if a lethal enemy will do everything to keep him from doing so.

Read an excerpt HERE!



Published:  February 1, 2016

The Texas heat did nothing to stop an elusive criminal.

Omega Sector: Critical Response agent Jon Hatton is running out of options. If he doesn’t get a decent lead soon, a serial rapist will strike again. His best chances lie with the intuitive skills of forensic artist Sherry Mitchell, a beautiful woman struggling with PTSD. 

In exchange for her help, Jon teaches Sherry to manage her symptoms, and soon they are unable to resist their Texas-hot attraction. With Jon as her lifeline, Sherry uncovers clues that prompt a frightening message from the attacker. Jon knows Sherry’s determined to help catch this criminal, but keeping her safe is his top priority. Followed by making her his bride.

Read an excerpt HERE!



Published:  June 1, 2016

One secret can change everything

It’s been eight years since Liam Goetz has seen his ex-fiancé. Vanessa Epperson had everything: beauty, brains…and a family fortune. He chose her, while she chose a life of luxury and never imagined their paths would cross again. An unexpected phone call from Vanessa—desperate for his help in a human trafficking case—ressurects old longings. As they work together to save hostages and catch a predator, Liam begins to learn some shocking truths—about himself and the woman he thought he once knew so well…

Read an excerpt HERE!



Published:  July 1, 2016

He was a man of action—especially when it came to protecting his new undercover partner… 

 At ninenteen, Andrea Gordon’s life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector’s top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting exotic dancers, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea’s own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other.

Read an excerpt HERE!



Published:  December 1, 2016

He lost her once. He won’t lose her again. 

Despite an illustrious career as a top hostage negotiator, Joe Matarazzo is haunted by the past. It was a year ago that three innocent lives were lost under his watch. But Joe isn’t the only one who remembers that day. When Joe’s exes begin to fall victim to a violent stalker, Joe seeks the help of Laura Birchwood—a lawyer and the woman he once loved. Despite old wounds, Laura agrees to help Joe find out who’s framing him. And while they expect to be met with danger, they’re unprepared for passion that still burns strong, and their determination to give what was between them a second chance.

Read an excerpt HERE!


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