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* Review * BOUND TO YOU by JC Harroway

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * BOUND TO YOU by JC HarrowayBound to You by JC Harroway
Series: Billionaire Bedmates #1
Published by Harlequin Dare on February 1, 2021
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five-stars

Lone wolf billionaire Hudson Black is forbidden fruit—and I’ve already taken a bite! After our unforgettable one-night stand years ago, we went back to business as usual. We care too much about the company we run with my ex-husband—Hudson’s best friend—to let wickedly hot sex interfere with the bottom line.

But when Typhoon Kano traps us in Hudson’s high-rise Tokyo office, the heat between us is as potent as the storm outside. Soon things go from intense to incendiary! Just one wild night—that’s all I want. So why can’t I stop shuddering at his touch, gazing into his dark eyes, craving his body…

After growing up in the foster system, Hudson will never be bound to anyone. And after my failed marriage, I’m not rushing to the altar. But I still want it all—the career, the family, the love of my life. Hudson and I are both risk takers, in work and in bed. Can we trust each other enough to risk our hearts?

 

Temptation at it’s very best! With the first book in her scandalously hot Billionaire Bedmates duet, JC Harroway delights her readers with a forbidden romance and it does not disappoint! The characters are attention grabbing, the passion is spot on and the emotional depth of their story is the highpoint of the book. I can’t wait for Sterling’s story!

Hudson had my heart from the first moment he stepped onto the pages and we learned a little bit about his back story. He’s kind, he’s sincere and his lost soul is endearing.

Monroe is confident and cheeky, but having to keep what she feels for Hudson a secret is wearing her down. Seeing them connect in the way they’ve both always wanted to is so satisfying.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a clandestine romance with lots of sparks and so much heart.

five-stars

* Review * HARD HIT by Toni Aleo

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* Review * HARD HIT by Toni AleoHard Hit by Toni Aleo
Series: IceCats #3
on February 2, 2021
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five-stars

Kirby Litman has been abandoned by everyone in his life at one time or another since childhood. And when his cheating ex drops their baby girl in his lap and leaves the country, he vows he won’t abandon his daughter, Celeste, like he was. Between parenting, hockey, and mentoring three brand-new young players, he doesn’t have much time for himself. Though, when Jaylin Raventorn crosses his path again, he wants to stop the clock for her.

Jaylin has had her eye on Kirby from the first moment they met over a year ago, but his surprise fatherhood threw their plans into the penalty box. Now that he’s back in play—and with a cute new teammate to boot—Jaylin is as eager as Kirby to pick up where they left off.

But will the love-’em-and-leave-’em lawyer be able to let go of her fears to build a future with the man who’s always been left behind? Or will the hard hit from their pasts be too much for them to overcome?

 

Single dad yumminess! With book three in her IceCats hockey series, Toni Aleo delights us with all of the adorableness of Kirby and his baby girl. I adored him, I loved Jaylin and I just couldn’t put this book down from start until finish. Looking forward to more in the series!

Jaylin is a strong willed, confident attorney who doesn’t let her guard down easily so when the sole man to have gotten through her shell comes into her life again, she can’t resist succumbing to him.

Kirby is such a good guy! He’s career oriented, but his baby girl means everything to him and he will put her first always.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a good hockey romance filled with bits of the game and lots of the passion flowing off of the ice.

five-stars

* Review * A KILLER’S DAUGHTER by Jenna Kernan

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* Review * A KILLER’S DAUGHTER by Jenna KernanA Killer's Daughter by Jenna Kernan
Series: Agent Nadine Finch #1
on February 11, 2021
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four-stars

Who better to catch a murderer than a woman raised by one?

The beautiful young woman’s long black hair clings to her face like seaweed. As Nadine turns the body, she prays this will be different: but seeing the wounds, her prayers go unanswered. It’s just like the others. An exact match to her mother’s victims.

Keeping her head down and refusing to let anyone get close is Agent Nadine Finch’s atonement for never realising her mother Arleen was a serial killer. But when the body of a young woman is found drifting in the warm Sarasota Bay waters, right where Nadine grew up, the past she’s worked so hard to keep hidden comes calling.

Rushing to the scene, Nadine is the first to notice the circle carved around the girl’s ring finger. It’s the exact same marking Arleen left on all her victims. Suddenly, Nadine is a teenager again, watching her mother come home to their trailer in the middle of the night, covered in blood.

With a heartbroken family reeling, and no witnesses or forensic evidence, Nadine has no choice but to face her demons and visit her mother in prison. When her mother whispers a name Nadine hasn’t heard for years, the case takes a terrifyingly personal turn, and returning home, the bag of bloodied clothes left on Nadine’s bed tells her someone is watching her every move…

With her dark family history out in the open, it’s not long before suspicion falls on Nadine herself. As her team turn against her, the closer she gets to her mother and this case, the more danger she’s in. Time is running out. Can she catch the killer—or will she be the next victim of this dark family legacy?

 

Terror from start to finish! With the first book in her brand new Agent Nadine Finch series Jenna Kernan makes a solid debut into a more diabolical genre than I typically read her in. With A KILLER’S DAUGHTER we are quickly thrust right into the heart of a copycat killer who is preying on a forensic psychologist by repeating the crimes her serial killer mother tormented her youth with. The story was quick to draw me in and had a solid foundation, but to have me all in I needed it to be faster paced with more edge of my seat suspense and less core characters to distract from the ongoing tension. A solid story with a satisfyingly sinister follow through left me hungry for more of Nadine in the series yet to come.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a mystery interwoven with past terror and current killings as the characters ease their way under our skin.

four-stars