Archives for November 2017

* Review * PROTECTOR’S INSTINCT by Janie Crouch

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* Review * PROTECTOR’S INSTINCT by Janie CrouchProtector's Instinct by Janie Crouch
Series: Omega Sector: Under Siege
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on December 1, 2017
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five-stars

He knows he failed her once before. This time he’s determined to protect her by any means necessary…

Former police detective Zane Wales won’t let history repeat itself. He couldn’t save the woman he loved from a brutal assault, so he left the force—and Caroline Gill’s life. But now a psychopath has her in his vengeful sights. And the only way Zane can keep the strong-willed paramedic safe is to stay close 24/7—even as their reignited desire burns out of control.

Caroline can finally face down her past by helping Zane catch this perp. And she’ll give Zane all the passionate healing he needs to show they have a future together. But a danger they never saw coming will turn their second chance into a lethal, inescapable trap…

 

Danger strikes when they least expect it! With a riveting story line, Janie Crouch has us knee-deep in the next Omega Sector: Under Siege book. The characters have a past that make us want to keep turning page after page to see what led to their parting … and then had us hoping against hope that they were going to manage to pull themselves back together again! We recognized a few key players from the Omega Sector world and watched as the story line played out. Great book!

Paramedic Caroline Gill suffered a brutal attack a year and a half ago, and she’s still trying to find her new normal. She’s working hard to move forward with the job that she loves, and keep her demons at bay. Her hard work to redefine herself feels tested when she comes into contact with her ex again … he walked away from her when she needed him most, but she can’t find it in herself to regret the time they had together … or to stop wishing things were different!

Police detective Zane Wales felt like he failed the woman he loved when he couldn’t keep her safe, so he walked away from her … and the job that lived for. He couldn’t face the fact that he wasn’t there to protect her. Now he gets word that a psychopath has her in his sights again and rushes to her side … no one is going to hurt her on his watch again!

five-stars

* Review * A FORTUNES OF TEXAS CHRISTMAS by Helen Lacey

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* Review * A FORTUNES OF TEXAS CHRISTMAS by Helen LaceyA Fortunes of Texas Christmas by Helen Lacey
Series: The Fortunes of Texas
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on December 1, 2017
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four-half-stars

OOH-LA-LA! A FRENCH FORTUNE!

The Yuletide season brings something très magnifique to Austin, Texas, in the form of sexy French entrepreneur Amersen Beaudin. The sexy but standoffish playboy has zero interest in meeting his newly discovered Fortune relatives, least of all the man who is his biological father. But when matriarch Kate Fortune dangles an all-too-attractive business proposition, he is too intrigued to stay away. And once he meets Kate's beautiful gardener, Robin Harbin, he starts to rethink his holiday plans…

A spicy affair with the blonde, blue-eyed Texan is now at the top of Amersen's wish list. But all Robin wants for Christmas is the flirty Parisian's heart and soul. Can she convince him that love—and family—can lead to a joyeux Noël?

 

Sparks fly and tension mounts as temptation arrives on her doorstep! A great continuation to the Fortunes of Texas series. If you’ve read any of these books previously, you know the premise … and more illegitimate siblings are coming out of the woodwork every time we turn around. The characters were enticing and kept us entertained as their story played out. The plot was fun and fast moving. The only downside of this delightful book for me was the haste in which they reached their happily ever after … overall, a real pleasure to read!

Frenchman Amersen Beaudin has no interest in meeting his newly found Fortune family, but when Kate Fortune contacts him for a seemingly unrelated business venture, he is intrigued enough to make the trip to Austin, Texas to see what she has in mind. He’s planning a quick in and out visit so he doesn’t run into any of his half siblings who have been reaching out to him, but the second he sets eyes on the vision in white outside Kate’s home, he might be rethinking the rush!

Gardener Robin Harbin might be attracted at first glance to the handsome visitor, but the last thing she needs is another womanizing man! She can tell he’s interested by his heated perusal, but there’s no way she will allow herself to be interested in this playboy! She finds he’s persistent though, and after a few times spent getting to know the man beneath the exterior, she finds she likes him way more than she should … can she convince him that love isn’t as bad as he seems to think it is?

four-half-stars

* Review * THE SPANISH DUKE’S HOLIDAY PROPOSAL by Robin Gianna

* Review * THE SPANISH DUKE’S HOLIDAY PROPOSAL by Robin GiannaThe Spanish Duke's Holiday Proposal by Robin Gianna
Series: Christmas in Manhattan
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on November 1, 2017
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four-half-stars

Temporary Christmas fiancée—to future duchess!

When paramedic Mateo Alves unexpectedly becomes heir to his family's dukedom, he's asked to return home. But Mateo loves his New York career. So when sparks fly between him and beautiful ER doc Miranda Davenport, he sees a way to appease his family over the holidays…

Miranda can't believe she's agreed to be Mateo's temporary fiancée, but as love child to the head of the wealthy Davenports, she knows all about troubled families. Can a magical Spanish Christmas together bring them both the happiness and belonging they deserve?

 

Robin Gianna always knows all of the right buttons to push to pull at our heart strings! With Mateo and Miranda’s story, she gives us two accomplished people who carry scars of their past on their shoulders and yearn for a closer knit place in the world. The characters are well developed and the plot was fast moving and kept us entrenched in their story. I would have been happy to read a bit more of their relationship evolving into forever … but overall a very enjoyable read!

Happenstance puts New York paramedic Mateo Alves and Dr. Miranda Davenport in the right place at the right time to help each other during a bit of a stir up outside of the hospital. The friendship they strike up leads Mateo to ask a big favor … for Miranda to pretend to be his fiancee on a trip back home to Spain in order to get his parents to back off about him returning home to take over his newly passed down title of Duke full time!

Miranda isn’t so sure about this whole arrangement, but she likes Mateo and is willing to put in the time to help him. As they explore his countryside and delve into getting to know each other’s past better, they find themselves falling for each other for real!

four-half-stars

* Review * MIND GAME by Iris Johansen

* Review * MIND GAME by Iris JohansenMind Game by Iris Johansen
Series: Eve Duncan
Published by St. Martin's Press on October 24, 2017
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four-stars

Mind Game takes Jane MacGuire back to Scotland where she continues her search for the treasure she’s been chasing for years. But now she’s being plagued by dreams of a girl in danger. Who is this girl, and what is she trying to tell Jane? And will Jane figure it out before it’s too late—for her and the mysterious young woman? Things are further complicated when Seth Caleb comes back into Jane’s life. This time he’s the one in trouble, and Jane will find herself pulled unexpectedly into his world as she fights to save him.

With the adventure, intrigue, and explosive energy that Iris Johansen fans love, Mind Game is a high-octane thriller that readers won’t be able to put down.

 

With the latest in the Eve Duncan series, we move forward with Jane playing the biggest part as the lead heroine this time, but we still see plenty of Eve, Joe and other characters we’ve come to know and love during the series. It’s an interesting spin on the story and we have a couple of different plot twists going off simultaneously throughout the book. There were parts that drug a little bit, but overall, it kept my attention and gave us a thrilling excursion into their world!

Jane MacGuire is drawn back to Scotland to continue the search for the lost treasure she’s been involved with for a few years now, but amidst that drama, she’s having dreams about a young woman who she thinks is in danger. She’s running herself ragged trying to figure out why this girl has reached out to her and how in the world she can help her when Seth Caleb steps back into her life. The attraction she feels for him mixed with the conflicting relationship they share always sets her off balance. This time it’s him in need of help … and Jane will do anything in her power to help him like he has helped her family in the past!

four-stars

* Author Spotlight * JASMINE SEA by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Jasmine Sea: A River’s End Love Story. Book Two

Sometimes facing the past is the only way forward.

Starting over never felt better. Christie Ryan adores the little cottage she’s renovating, the seaside town that embraced her, and Martin Blake, the man she longs to marry. Ex-fiancé Derek Hobbs is finally out of the picture, and there are no more secrets in her life or mysteries to solve.

Will the arrival of a mysterious woman who commissions a portrait from Martin under a cloud of secrecy break her after all? Unrest and suspicion remind Christie that happiness can be fleeting, and when the peaceful town is shattered by crime, her past is again thrust into the limelight.

With one chance and only minutes to save those she loves, Christie comes face to face with her greatest fear—and there is no way around it.

Jasmine Sea follows on from The Stationmaster’s Cottage, set shortly after its stunning conclusion.

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Is there a special memory that you have about when you decided you wanted to become an author?

I remember as a teenager typing madly on an old Underwood typewriter, a song through my giant headphones reminding me to ‘do what you want to do, be who you are’ (Hall & Oates), and just knowing that this was right. At the time, I was writing science fiction but oddly, it had a big romance in it!

Is there a particular author that you remember being the first that drew you into being a fan of the Romance genre?

Difficult one. I think there is romance everywhere, so I see it in books that aren’t necessarily written in the genre, but have the elements that appeal to me. I write love stories, which are not always romances. For true romance, probably Georgette Heyer. Always liked a mystery and a bit of love.

If you could visit one place in the world that you have never been, where would it be?

The Burren in Ireland. My beautiful sister lives there and says it is a magical place.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

Reading, listening to music, playing with our Labrador, dreaming about writing.

Is there a topic you’ve always wanted to write about that you haven’t had a chance to yet?

I’d like to write about my Dad. He disappeared from my life as a child and passed away before we could reunite, but he had a very colorful life that would make a wonderful book.

Any future books or projects that you want to share with us to look forward to?

In the next year or so, I have two main projects in mind. One is Paddy’s Lighthouse, another dual timeline story. The other is Obelisk, my speculative thriller, quite different from my first two novels.

Phillipa Nefri Clark grew up around lonely Australian beaches with wild seas and misty cliffs. From a young age she wrote stories and dreamed of being a writer. There were many detours along the way as she trod paths as diverse as a travelling sales rep to singing and acting. Fascinated by film, Phillipa wrote five feature length screenplays, one which was optioned. Now living in regional Victoria on a small acreage close to a mountain range, she markets the family business a few days a week and writes the rest of the time. With nonfiction credits for specialist canine publications, she finally returned to stories with the release of The Stationmaster’s Cottage, a dual timeline romance, in February 2017. Her great loves, apart from writing, are her family of two young adult sons and her husband, their Labrador, music, fine wine, and friends.

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* Blog Tour / Book Review * CHRISTMASTIME COWBOY by Maisey Yates

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* Blog Tour / Book Review * CHRISTMASTIME COWBOY by Maisey YatesChristmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Series: Copper Ridge
Published by HQN Books on October 24, 2017
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four-stars

It's Christmas in Copper Ridge, and love is waiting to be unwrapped…

Falling for a bad boy once is forgivable. Twice would just be foolish. When Sabrina Leighton first offered her teenage innocence to gorgeous, tattooed Liam Donnelly, he humiliated her, then left town. The hurt still lingers. But so does that crazy spark. And if they have to work together to set up her family winery's new tasting room by Christmas, why not work him out of her system with a sizzling affair?

Thirteen years ago, Liam's boss at the winery offered him a bribe—leave his teenage daughter alone and get a full ride at college. Convinced he wasn't good enough for Sabrina, Liam took it. Now he's back, as wealthy as sin and with a heart as cold as the Oregon snow. Or so he keeps telling himself. Because the girl he vowed to stay away from has become the only woman he needs, and this Christmas could be just the beginning of a lifetime together…

 

The last Donnelly just may be down for the count! Liam has always been the hardest to read and the most standoffish, even with his family. We’ve been getting hints that something happened with Sabrina back when they were teenagers that left it a bitter subject for him, so it’s fun to finally get their story! The Copper Ridge characters are always a joy to read and the plot is always thick with family love and angst.

Sabrina Leighton has never forgiven her teenage crush Liam Donnelly for rejecting and humiliating her all those years ago when she put her heart on the line and offered herself to him. Hurt and anger has festered and even though she has told herself she despises him, she still finds herself comparing every man she meets to how he made her feel … and being let down when nothing ever comes close. She’s being forced to work with him to get a new tasting room project completed before the Christmas festivities begin, but she’s so not happy about it!

Liam Donnelly had a nightmare of a childhood and left it scarred and feeling like he wasn’t good enough for a goodhearted person like Sabrina, so when her father offered him a free ride to college just to leave his daughter alone, he took the opportunity. He went on to prosper and make a lot of money … and now is back in Copper Ridge playing his part at working the ranch with his brothers. It’s obvious every time they run into each other that the draw and attraction is still there, so eventually they agree to act on it and get it out of their systems while they are being forced to work together on this project … but when all is said and done, will either of them be able to walk away?

 

 

 

 

About Christmastime Cowboy

Series: Copper Ridge
Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (October 24, 2017)

It’s Christmas in Copper Ridge, and love is waiting to be unwrapped… 

 

Falling for a bad boy once is forgivable. Twice would just be foolish. When Sabrina Leighton first offered her teenage innocence to gorgeous, tattooed Liam Donnelly, he humiliated her, then left town. The hurt still lingers. But so does that crazy spark. And if they have to work together to set up her family winery’s new tasting room by Christmas, why not work him out of her system with a sizzling affair?

Thirteen years ago, Liam’s boss at the winery offered him a bribe—leave his teenage daughter alone and get a full ride at college. Convinced he wasn’t good enough for Sabrina, Liam took it. Now he’s back, as wealthy as sin and with a heart as cold as the Oregon snow. Or so he keeps telling himself. Because the girl he vowed to stay away from has become the only woman he needs, and this Christmas could be just the beginning of a lifetime together…

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About Maisey Yates

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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Maisey Yates’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, November 6th: Reading Reality
Tuesday, November 7th: The Sassy Bookster – excerpt/spotlight
Wednesday, November 8th: Crystal Blogs Books
Tuesday, November 14th: A Fortress of Books
Wednesday, November 15th: Thoughts of a Blonde
Thursday, November 16th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, November 17th: Stranded in Chaos
Monday, November 20th: A Splendid Messy Life
Tuesday, November 21st: Book Nerd
Wednesday, November 22nd: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, November 24th: Books a la Mode – author guest post
Monday, November 27th: Becca the Bibliophile
Tuesday, November 28th: OMG Reads
Wednesday, November 29th: Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, November 30th: The Romance Dish
Friday, December 1st: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Monday, December 4th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Tuesday, December 5th: Cara’s Book Boudoir
Wednesday, December 6th: Written Love Reviews

four-stars

* Blog Tour / Book Review * ROCK SOLID by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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* Blog Tour / Book Review * ROCK SOLID by Carly Phillips and Erika WildeRock Solid by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Series: Book Boyfriend #4
Published by CP Publishing on November 14, 2017
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five-stars

Connor Prescott doesn't do one night stands (yes, ladies, he's an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He's pretty sure he'll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . . You're a daddy.

 

Steamy with a side of sweet! We’ve been enjoying all those sexy men at Premier Realty, and now it’s time for Connor’s story. He’s the rare exception of a man who isn’t interested in meaningless flings, so even though he only had one night with the mysterious Katie, he hasn’t forgotten her … and keeps comparing anyone he meets to her. This book kept our attention from start to finish … it’s sexy with a super sweet connection between the characters. Really enjoyed!

Connor Prescott doesn’t do casual. He’s a rare breed of a man who doesn’t like to hook up just for the fun of doing it. He likes to know a woman and have a connection with her before they take things any further. He makes a rare exception the night he’s stranded at an airport with a stranger only known as Katie … and when he wakes to find her gone, he wishes he had a way of finding her again.

Katie Kaswell was freshly heartbroken the night she met Connor and she just wanted a sexy night to help her see that there was life out there beyond her ex. She slipped out before he woke up and to him it seemed like she never looked back … only when she finally finds out how to track him down 3 1/2 years later to tell him he’s a Daddy, he realizes she never forgot him either!

 

 

 

 

 

Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Rock Solid

Book Boyfriend Series Book 4

Release Date Nov. 14, 2017



Blurb:


Connor Prescott doesn’t do one night stands (yes, ladies, he’s an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He’s pretty sure he’ll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . You’re a daddy.


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Carly Phillips

After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.


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Erika Wilde

Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison (http://www.janelledenison.com/)) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

So, why the new pen name?

As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.

Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.

I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates. Sign up to receive my newsletter for updates and news!


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five-stars

* Release Blitz / Book Review * TWISTED TRUTHS by Rebecca Zanetti

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* Release Blitz / Book Review * TWISTED TRUTHS by Rebecca ZanettiTwisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #3
Published by Forever on November 14, 2017
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four-half-stars

You can't escape the past . . .

Noni is desperate. Her infant niece has been kidnapped, and the only person who can save her is a private detective with too many secrets to count--and more enemies than he can name. A man who walked away from Noni without any warning a year ago, a man who broke her heart. But with Talia's life on the line, Noni needs his help now more than ever--and this time, she won't take no for an answer . . .

The moment Denver Jones sees Noni, the memories come rushing back. The fire in her eyes. The determination in her voice. The danger of having her in his life. Denver had to push her away once, but now with vicious criminals threatening Noni and her niece, he'll do whatever it takes to protect them. But enemies from his past are circling, and they'll use anything--and anyone--to get to Denver.

With twists and turns that will blow you away, TWISTED TRUTHS is sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti.

 

Exciting from start to finish! With the final book in her Blood Brothers series, Rebecca Zanetti takes us on an explosive finale with Denver’s story. We get to meet the love that it has been torturing him to have left … and get wrapped in a plot to help her track down kidnappers at the same time that Isobel and Sheriff Cobb are closing in on where the brothers have been hiding. The supporting cast has been strong throughout the series so we are familiar with most of the players already going in. The ending was slightly abrupt, but overall a deserving send off to the Blood Brothers!

Denver Jones walked away from Noni Yuka a year ago and has lived with the pain of doing so ever since. She is still burrowed deep into his heart and soul, so when he gets a message from her that she needs her help, he’s there. The only problem is, her method of contacting him exposed his whereabouts to the past that is trying to take him down!

Noni is desperate to track down her kidnapped niece and she keeps hitting roadblocks. The only person she can think of to help her is Denver. She might hate the fact that he broke her heart when he walked out  on her, but she will do anything to get Talia back in her arms … even beg the devil!

 

 

 

 


TWISTED TRUTHS
by Rebecca Zanetti

Part of the BLOOD BROTHERS series.

November 14, 2017 | Trade paperback: $14.99 | eBook: $5.99 | ISBN: 978145559431

 

 

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One year ago, Denver Jones blew up his life and left everything behind. To stay alive, he had no other choice. But now, when video footage of the woman he could never forget goes viral, begging for his help, he has no choice but to go to her. Her niece has been kidnapped and Denver and his blood brothers are the only people she can trust.

But Denver isn’t the only one watching that video. The deadly forces from his past see it too-and they’ll use anything–and anyone–they can to lure Denver out of hiding to exact their revenge.

 

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EXCERPT

Slowly, numbly, she shrugged.  “I knew you were dangerous and relentless in pursuing somebody,” she whispered.  But a killer?   Her search for him had held a romantic element, and she knew it.  This guy was all edge—no romance.  “Am I in danger?”  Her voice quivered, but she had to know.

“Yes.”  He didn’t move.  Didn’t even seem to breathe.

She blinked.  Rapidly.  “From you?”

His eyes darkened.  “No.  The only thing I’m capable of breaking is your heart.”

Cold swam through her.  The arrogance.  “You think you broke my heart?”

His lip twisted.  “I know I did.”  His tone was low with what seemed like self-hatred.  Dark and raw.  “I’m sorry.”

Those words.  She’d needed those words and hadn’t realized how badly.  “Thank you,” she said, going on instinct.  “Then how am I in danger?”

“I’m in danger, and anybody close to me is free game for an enemy who will keep coming until I’m dead.  Until everything I care about, everything I dream about, is taken away and I want death.”  He looked back down at the computer, intensity pouring from him.

Whoa. Okay.  Denver didn’t have one bit of hysteria in him.  His words scared her, but curiosity still rose up.  “Who?”

“Irrelevant.  As soon as we get Talia back, you have to forget me.  Now.  Back to Richie.”

She could live forever, and she’d never forget him.  Not for one second had she been able to pretend he didn’t exist.  But he was right.  They had to find Talia, but he still needed to explain more.  She had a right to know everything.  “I have files on everything.”  She threw her pack at Denver, and he easily caught it before it smashed him in the face.  

He didn’t so much as frown.  “Thank you.”

She swallowed.  They were in the same room.  After a year of hurting for him, he was right there in solid form.  More than solid.  She hadn’t imagined his hard body or intense charisma.  He owned every room he walked into with no effort.  She’d never met anybody like him, and here he was.  Her body tingled, her heart ached, and her mind spun.  Yeah.  Denver was definitely there.  “What now?” she asked, her eyes gritty and her throat scratchy.

“I’ll do some research.”  Slowly, numbly, she shrugged.  “I knew you were dangerous and relentless in pursuing somebody,” she whispered.  But a killer?   Her search for him had held a romantic element, and she knew it.  This guy was all edge—no romance.  “Am I in danger?”  Her voice quivered, but she had to know.

“Yes.”  He didn’t move.  Didn’t even seem to breathe.

She blinked.  Rapidly.  “From you?”

His eyes darkened.  “No.  The only thing I’m capable of breaking is your heart.”

Cold swam through her.  The arrogance.  “You think you broke my heart?”

His lip twisted.  “I know I did.”  His tone was low with what seemed like self-hatred.  Dark and raw.  “I’m sorry.”

Those words.  She’d needed those words and hadn’t realized how badly.  “Thank you,” she said, going on instinct.  “Then how am I in danger?”

“I’m in danger, and anybody close to me is free game for an enemy who will keep coming until I’m dead.  Until everything I care about, everything I dream about, is taken away and I want death.”  He looked back down at the computer, intensity pouring from him.

Whoa. Okay.  Denver didn’t have one bit of hysteria in him.  His words scared her, but curiosity still rose up.  “Who?”

“Irrelevant.  As soon as we get Talia back, you have to forget me.  Now.  Back to Richie.”

She could live forever, and she’d never forget him.  Not for one second had she been able to pretend he didn’t exist.  But he was right.  They had to find Talia, but he still needed to explain more.  She had a right to know everything.  “I have files on everything.”  She threw her pack at Denver, and he easily caught it before it smashed him in the face.

He didn’t so much as frown.  “Thank you.”

She swallowed.  They were in the same room.  After a year of hurting for him, he was right there in solid form.  More than solid.  She hadn’t imagined his hard body or intense charisma.  He owned every room he walked into with no effort.  She’d never met anybody like him, and here he was.  Her body tingled, her heart ached, and her mind spun.  Yeah.  Denver was definitely there.  “What now?” she asked, her eyes gritty and her throat scratchy.

“I’ll do some research.”

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Find Rebecca at: www.rebeccazanetti.com

 

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* Review * TROUBLE NEXT DOOR by Stefanie London

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * TROUBLE NEXT DOOR by Stefanie LondonTrouble Next Door by Stefanie London
Published by Entangled: Lovestruck on November 13, 2017
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four-stars

McKenna Prescott is the queen of picking the wrong men. When her latest boyfriend dumps her, she decides to devote her time to “exploring herself” (read: drinking wine and ordering sex toys online) and starting her freelance makeup business. That is, until an embarrassing delivery mix-up puts her sexy, gruff neighbor in her path...

Beckett Walsh is married to his job...which is a deal-breaker for the woman he’s supposed to be marrying. Even worse, his would-be father-in-law has pulled support from Beckett's startup and now Beckett stands to lose everything. But the gorgeous, crazy makeup artist from down the hall has an equally crazy but mutually beneficial idea: if he convinces his sister to hire McKenna for her high-society wedding, McKenna will teach him about what women want so he can get his fiancée back.

All he has to do is make sure he doesn’t fall for the wrong girl.

 

A delightfully fun jaunt into love! Fast paced and full of sass, this story made me smile and laugh out loud more than once. McKenna is quite the character! Beckett is a bit surly at first, but no one can stay distant when they are around this firecracker!

McKenna Prescott is fed up with men, and she’s decided to take some time out to love herself more … starting with lots of wine and a sex-toy shopping spree! When an embarrassing delivery mix-up has her knocking on her sexy neighbor’s door, she’s not sure this new lifestyle is starting out all that well!

Beckett Walsh is typically the gruff, serious guy down the hall … but when she finds out he has a connection she could use to give her make-up business a jump-start, she comes up with a win-win situation for the both of them!  He’ll put in a good word for her with his sister who’s planning her high society wedding and in need of a make-up artist … and in return, she’ll help him figure out how to win back his fiancee before the business deal her father was financing goes belly up.  Easy peasy right? Well … maybe if they hadn’t started being attracted to each other!

four-stars

* Blog Tour / Book Review * A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS by Tara Taylor Quinn

* Blog Tour / Book Review * A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS by Tara Taylor QuinnA Family for Christmas by Tara Taylor Quinn
Series: Where Secrets are Safe
Published by Harlequin Superromance on November 1, 2017
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four-stars

A second chance for Joy

While recovering at a remote cabin, Dr. Simon Walsh stumbles across Cara Amos. Injured and left for dead, Cara is harboring dark secrets. Yet Simon can't help falling for his mysterious patient. As her memory returns and her injuries fade under his gentle care, he vows to help her find her missing daughter.

At The Lemonade Stand shelter, managing director Lila McDaniels is helping Cara's estranged father, Edward Mantle, bond with his traumatized granddaughter, Joy. And his feelings extend well beyond gratitude.

Bringing this family together seems impossible… Luckily, Christmas is the season of miracles.

 

A healing opportunity! If you read the previous book in this series (For Joy’s Sake), you will quickly pick up on the fact that this is a direct continuation of the on-going plot of that story. I felt like the dual plot of this book was somewhat distracting. I guess it was meant to make it a more stand-alone by letting the reader in on what had happened in the past and was on-going with additional characters than the main two of this particular romance, but I think I would have gotten more enjoyment out of it if it had just been a concentration of Simon and Cara and then in the end the reunification of the story line would have happened. None-the-less, I was happy read the completion of this mystery, and I enjoyed Simon & Cara’s relationship a lot!

Doctor Simon Walsh is on leave and staying in a deserted cabin in Nevada when he stumbles across a woman left for dead by her abuser. He manages to get her to his house and sets out to find out what happened to her and see if he can tend to her wounds enough to have her on the mend.

Cara Amos has a spotty memory but the things she is remembering from what happened to her is scaring her! She has no clue that her missing daughter is actually forging a connection with her own estranged father at The Lemonade Stand in Santa Raquel, CA. Will she be able to remember the details of her attack before danger gets to her daughter?

 

 

 

 


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A Family for Christmas
(Where Secrets Are Safe #13)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance

A second chance for Joy

While recovering at a remote cabin, Dr. Simon Walsh stumbles across Cara Amos. Injured and left for dead, Cara is harboring dark secrets. Yet Simon can’t help falling for his mysterious patient. As her memory returns and her injuries fade under his gentle care, he vows to help her find her missing daughter.

At The Lemonade Stand shelter, managing director Lila McDaniels is helping Cara’s estranged father, Edward Mantle, bond with his traumatized granddaughter, Joy. And his feelings extend well beyond gratitude.

Bringing this family together seems impossible… Luckily, Christmas is the season of miracles.

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(Books released as of August 2017. Each can be read as a standalone.)



About the Author


The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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Domestic Violence Shelter Drive

As Tara supports speaking out against domestic violence and supporting those who have been abused, both through her books and in her community, she would love for you to join her in donating items to a shelter in your area. Find out more here.

Tour Schedule

November 11th: Launch
November 12th: Becky on Books
November 13th: Harlequin Junkie & Thoughts of a Blonde
November 14th: Wishful Endings
November 15th: Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews & Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
November 16th: Book Lover in Florida & Harlie’s Books
November 17th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaways

1ST RAFFLECOPTER:

1 winner will receive ebooks of Where Secrets are Safe series books 1 – 13 (open internationally)
1 winner (per the four tour segments) will receive a $10 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)

2ND RAFFLECOPTER:

1 winner will receive 25,000 Harelquin My Rewards Points, equivalent to 5 books (US and CAN only)
1 winner will receive 5,000 Harelquin My Rewards Points, equivalent to 1 book (US and CAN only)

Both Rafflecopter giveaways end November 30th, 2017

four-stars