Archives for June 22, 2019

* Review * A SCANDALOUS MIDNIGHT IN MADRID by Susan Stephens

* Review * A SCANDALOUS MIDNIGHT IN MADRID by Susan StephensA Scandalous Midnight in Madrid by Susan Stephens
Series: Passion in Paradise #2
Published by Harlequin Presents on June 1, 2019
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Her body awakened…</b

By Madrid’s most eligible bachelor

Chef Sadie Montgomery’s life is changed forever by an intense moonlit encounter in Madrid with infamous Alejandro de Alegon. The sizzling anticipation he sparks tempts virgin Sadie all the way to his Spanish castle…and into his bed! She’s never known anything like the wild passion Alejandro unleashes. But their night of illicit pleasure soon turns Sadie into Spain’s most scandalous headline: Pregnant with Alejandro’s Baby!


Gorgeous setting! With the next in the Passion in Paradise series, Susan Stephens takes our breath away with her iterations of gorgeous Madrid, descriptive enough to make us wish we were there as we are reading. The premise of the story was promising, and their connection had a good spark to it, but the follow through of the story line fell a bit flat for me … still an enjoyable read!

Chef Sadie Montgomery hasn’t been showered with love and passion throughout her life, so she’s a bit taken aback with how much she desires Alejandro when she meets him. He’s arrogant, but kind and she wants to know more!

Alejandro de Alegon can’t deny he’s attracted to the feisty yet untouched chef, but he can’t believe his sister had the audacity to match make and send her to his mountain retreat! Well, she’s here and the sparks are flying heavily, so why not? Their passion has consequences though, and soon they will have to figure out how to make a future work together with a baby.


* Review * NAUGHTY STRANGER by Stacey Kennedy

* Review * NAUGHTY STRANGER by Stacey KennedyNaughty Stranger by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Dangerous Love #1
Published by Forever Yours on June 11, 2019
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After a sudden tragedy blew her world apart, Peyton Kerr fled her big city career and started over in Stoney Creek, Maine. So far, she's loving small-town life--no one knows about her past, and her easy flirtation with Boone Knight gives her a reason to smile. But then someone is murdered in Peyton's store, and her quiet, anonymous existence is instantly destroyed. To make matters worse, Boone--a police detective--is assigned to the case, and Peyton knows she can't keep him at arm's length any longer. She's resisted the simmering heat between them--but now this gorgeous man is promising to keep her safe--and satisfied...

Boone Knight doesn't want the complications of a relationship. But when he volunteers to protect his town's newest--and sexiest--resident, he finally admits he'd like to explore their sizzling attraction. And after one incredible night, everything changes for Boone. Peyton is sweeter--and braver--than anyone he's ever met, and with her in his arms, everything makes sense. He just needs to convince her to trust him enough to reveal her secrets, or risk losing her to a merciless killer who seems to grow bolder with each passing day.


Small town life at it’s sexiest! Stacey Kennedy brings us a great rendition of her signature steamy read with a whole lot of heart and a twist of intrigue and mystery thrown in and it is HOT! Learning Peyton’s back story brings a lot to the picture as we start to watch the connection between she and Boone develop. There’s a touch of sadness mixed with a whole lot of spunk as she starts to fall harder than she ever thought was possible again. Loved this story!

Peyton Kerr picked up her life and started over after a major tragedy tore life as she knew it apart and left her with only heartbreaking memories. She’s enjoying the quiet pace of Stoney Creek, Maine where small town life is warm and comforting and best of all, no one greets her with pity in their eyes because they know about her past.

Police detective Boone Knight has been enjoying a subtle flirtation with Peyton whenever he runs into her in town, so when he’s called to the scene of a crime at her boutique, he’s concerned! The victim found dead in her store bears more than a little resemblance to Peyton … was it happenstance, or did someone get the wrong person when aiming for Peyton? He’s determined to keep her safe while he gets to the bottom of the murder!


* Review * SAY YOU’RE SORRY by Karen Rose

* Review * SAY YOU’RE SORRY by Karen RoseSay You're Sorry by Karen Rose
Series: Sacramento #1
Published by Berkley on February 12, 2019
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There is a serial killer on the loose, preying on vulnerable women. The only identifiable mark the killer leaves are letters—sometimes one, sometimes two—all carved into the torsos of his victims. Together they spell “Sydney.”

When he grabs Daisy Dawson, he believes he has found his next victim. But despite her small stature, she fights back with an expertise that quickly frees her. Before fleeing the scene, Daisy also manages to grab what proves to be crucial evidence: a necklace from around the killer’s neck.

The necklace is more than a trivial item—it is a link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. With Daisy’s help, Gideon finally has the opportunity to get closer to the truth than ever before.

But they might not get the chance, as the serial killer has a new target: Gideon and Daisy.


Breathtaking action kicks off the new Sacramento spin-off series from Karen Rose! A thwarted kidnapping had me entrenched immediately as it played out before my eyes, and before I knew it I was inside the mind of a killer as he plotted his revenge. The characters were intriguing and kept me riveted to find out what was going to happen next. Can’t wait for more in the series!

Daisy Dawson can sense that someone is following her and when she turns to confront him, he attempts to abduct her. Little does she know that the man she’s struggling with all of her might against is a local serial killer satisfied that she’ll be his next victim since she got in his way. She manages to get away but not before snatching a piece of evidence from around his neck … a locket with a distinct design on it.

FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds receives a call that there has been a development on the symbol he has flagged to be notified about if it’s ever seen. He arrives on the scene to examine the locket and finds that it is definitely connected to the case he’s been trying to solve for 17 years.

Gideon and Daisy team up to find out more information as bodies begin to pile up around them, and when it becomes clear that the killer has his sights set on coming back for Daisy, Gideon will do anything to save the woman who’s coming to mean so much to him!


* Review * ONE NIGHT, WHITE LIES by Jessica Lemmon

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * ONE NIGHT, WHITE LIES by Jessica LemmonOne Night, White Lies by Jessica Lemmon
Series: The Bachelor Pact #3
Published by Harlequin Desire on July 1, 2019
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She needs to kiss him…

before he figures out who she is!

Reid Singleton just had the best sex ever. When the brown-eyed bombshell turns out to be Drew Fleming—his best friend’s sister all grown-up—Reid can’t decide if he’s furious at her ruse or ready for round two! Drew is determined to tame this stubborn bachelor. But she isn’t the only person from Reid’s past who will change his future…



Sexy with a hint of intrigue! Forbidden passion exploded between Reid and Drew in the next book in The Bachelor Pact series. Reid made a pact to never fall in love with his two best friends Gage  and Flynn, and although those two saps have fallen under the spell of a couple of terrific ladies, he’s determined to remain faithful enough to the vow for the three of them … until he comes across Drew again. They were really adorable together. Sexy as all get out, but also since knowing each other in their youth, they knew more about each other from the start than the average couple and it made for a really open connection between the two of them. I would have liked to have seen a little more development to the ending, but overall it was an entertaining read and added a lot to the series.

Drew Fleming knows who he is from across the room, and when she realizes he doesn’t recognize her from all those years ago, she’s determined to seduce him before he puts two and two together and calls a halt to their fun. After all, bro code doesn’t allow you to put your hands on your best friend’s sister!

Reid Singleton’s mind was just blown with how good the sex was with the seductive goddess he just met at a trade show, but when he realizes her true identity, he’s fit to be tied! Gage is going to kill him for getting it on with his sister … but since the deed has already been done, why not continue the fun??