* Review * MISTER TONIGHT by Kendall Ryan

* Review * MISTER TONIGHT by Kendall RyanMister Tonight by Kendall Ryan
Published by Dream Press on June 18, 2018
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four-half-stars

Last night was the most embarrassing night of my life.

I was that girl.

You know, the highly intoxicated chick celebrating her thirtieth birthday with her two best friends—who are happily married. And the more I drank, the more I wanted to do something reckless to celebrate.

By reckless, I mean the sexy and alluring man dressed in a business suit standing near the bar. You know his type—tall, dark, handsome. I was sure he was out of my league, but I’d had just enough alcohol that things like that no longer seemed to matter. I’m not fat, mind you, but you can tell I like french fries, so there’s that.

He took me home, and I enjoyed the hottest birthday sex of my life. Well, until it came to a screeching and rather unwelcome halt.

There’s nothing quite like being interrupted mid-ride with a little voice asking, “What are you doing to my daddy?”

Just kill me now . . . or so I thought.

Come to find out, the man I rode like a bull at the rodeo is my new landlord.

 

Kendall Ryan never disappoints! Picking up one of her books, you’re always guaranteed a super fun read. Steamy sex, feisty connections between the characters and laugh out loud moments. I loved this story!

She’s out celebrating turning thirty with her best friends when a sexy guy standing by the bar catches her eye. She’s had that one drink too many that makes her think she can get any man she wants … even though he’s totally out of her league! What do you know … he’s actually interested!

He’s a single dad, out for the night and takes the chance on having fun with the hot lady propositioning him at the bar. They’re in the middle of a lusty encounter when every parent’s worst nightmare happens … his toddler walks into his bedroom mid-act! Talk about mortified … he’s never seen a woman run out of his house so fast. He’s sure he’ll never see her again … oh but wait … come to find out, she’s the lady who wants to rent his garage apartment!

four-half-stars

* Review * HIS MILLION-DOLLAR MARRIAGE PROPOSAL by Jennifer Hayward

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* Review * HIS MILLION-DOLLAR MARRIAGE PROPOSAL by Jennifer HaywardHis Million-Dollar Marriage Proposal by Jennifer Hayward
Series: The Powerful Di Fiore Tycoons
Published by Harlequin Presents on July 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

“I have a business proposition for you.”

Sealed with a million-dollar ring!

To win the most important deal of his life, Lazzero Di Fiore needs a fake fiancée. He strikes a pact with his gorgeous but guarded local barista Chiara: he’ll save her father from bankruptcy, if she agrees to wear his ring! But any convenience is consumed by their explosive attraction. Now Lazzero is determined to see his diamond on Chiara’s finger—for good!

 

Fast paced, flirty and delightful! With the next book in The Powerful Di Fiore Tycoons series, we get to watch Lazzero fall head over heals for the woman least likely to be by his side at a luxurious event. She’s tough as nails, but he can’t resist her sensitive side. He’s all business, but the man beneath the suit is irresistible! I really liked them together. Their relationship developed really quickly, but it was quite entertaining.

Lazzero Di Fiore will do just about anything to take the empire he has built with his brothers to the next level of success … even put a ring on a virtual stranger’s finger! He needs a make-believe fiancee and the woman who has been delighting him on a daily basis for months now seems like an ideal choice!

Barista Chiara Ferrante has a personal grudge against the entitled lifestyle of extremely wealthy people, so when Lazzero first approaches her with his request, she’s adamantly against it … until she finds out he will save her father’s bakery from financial ruin for just a few days of time. How can she refuse?

four-half-stars

* Review * FROM DOCTOR TO PRINCESS by Annie Claydon

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* Review * FROM DOCTOR TO PRINCESS by Annie ClaydonFrom Doctor to Princess? by Annie Claydon
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on July 1, 2018
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four-stars

He’s her reluctant patient…

But might she soon be his royal fiancée?

Dr. Nell Maitland escaped her unpleasant former boss to become private physician to Dr. Hugo DeLeon—who’s also a crown prince! But doctors make the worst patients—especially when they’re as distractingly handsome as Hugo. When her past catches up with her, Nell must fake an engagement with the prince who makes her heart pound! Might she become his princess for real?

 

Doctor versus doctor! This story was fast paced and had sweet aspects. The friendship that developed between them was fun to watch and once they began to have romantic interest, it picked up a little bit. Overall, an enjoyable read.

Dr. Hugo DeLeon knows they say doctors make the worst patients, but he’s hoping to get out of being a patient at all because he doesn’t need to be watched by this doctor his father, the King, is insisting on hiring.

Dr. Penelope Maitland is happy for the time away from London where she just got out from under a precarious work experience with an unpleasant boss. She quickly starts to appreciate the position Hugo is in and agrees to help him ease back into work, but when her past comes back to rear it’s ugly head, they find themselves pretending to be engaged to stop the media storm that’s about to hit!

four-stars

* Review * THE SECRET SON’S HOMECOMING by Helen Lacey

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* Review * THE SECRET SON’S HOMECOMING by Helen LaceyThe Secret Son's Homecoming by Helen Lacey
Series: The Cedar River Cowboys
Published by Harlequin Special Edition on July 1, 2018
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five-stars

TO LEARN TO LOVE…HE WILL HAVE TO LET GO…

The illegitimate son of the wealthiest man in Cedar River, Jonah Rickard spent his life avoiding his father. Forced back home for a wedding, he’s brought face-to-face with the only woman to ever threaten his hardened heart. Connie Bedford knows what it is to be haunted by the past, betrayed by trust…scared by desire. Years ago, Jonah’s father saved her. Now only Connie and her love can save Jonah—and, maybe, his family…

 

Emotionally powerful! With the latest book in The Cedar River Cowboys series, we get the secret son Jonah’s story. I really enjoyed this book, but I feel like to get a real appreciation of the family dynamic behind his existence, it works better to have read the earlier books in the series. You can read it as a stand alone, I’m just not sure you’ll realize the hardship that’s been suffered by them all in doing so. It’s been a great series, and I enjoyed getting Jonah & Connie story. Very emotional and heartfelt!

Jonah Rickard has felt like J.D. O’Sullivan’s dirty litte secret for the thirty years that he’s kept him a secret from his family. Now that the truth has come out and the turmoil the revelation caused in his father’s family has started to calm down, Jonah finds himself stuck between his love for his mother and his anger at being put in this position to have to have contact with the father that he feels like rejected him.

Connie Bedford works for J.D. and one of Jonah’s half brothers, and feels a special allegiance to them because they saved her at a particularly rough time in her life. She really likes Jonah, and she can’t deny she’s super attracted to him, but how can she consider having anything to do with the man who is constantly bad-mouthing this family that she dearly loves?

five-stars

* Review * LOCKED DOWN WITH THE ARMY DOC by Scarlet Wilson

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* Review * LOCKED DOWN WITH THE ARMY DOC by Scarlet WilsonLocked Down with the Army Doc by Scarlet Wilson
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on July 1, 2018
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four-stars

There’s a crisis in paradise!

But is her heart at risk…?

When Dr. Amber Berkeley met ruggedly handsome Jack at a conference in Hawaii, she never imagined they’d end up locked down together in the middle of a hurricane! Army doc Jack’s take-charge attitude pushes straight-talking Amber’s buttons—until their sparks ignite into a fierce attraction! Amber has a “no doctors” dating rule for good reason, but amid disaster rules are meant to be broken…

 

A race against time! An exciting story of doctors pulling together when a huge disaster is barreling down on them in order to help as many people as possible. Each of the main characters had their own story of heartbreak to share, and each dealt with life’s circumstances differently. An entertaining read!

When Dr. Amber Berkeley agrees to speak at a conference in Hawaii, she doesn’t know it’s going to change her life! Amidst the craziness of a natural disaster, Amber meets a man she’s instantly drawn to … the only problem is, she has a rule against dating fellow doctors!

Army doctor Jack Campbell is at the conference to present a new product he’s hoping will save many lives. He never expected to find a woman who is the first to make his blood stir in years, but now that he’s found her, he’s not going to stand by and let her walk away that quickly just because of what he does for a living!

four-stars

* Review * SWAT STANDOFF by Lena Diaz

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* Review * SWAT STANDOFF by Lena DiazSWAT Standoff by Lena Diaz
Series: Tennessee SWAT
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on July 1, 2018
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four-half-stars

A SWAT team vanishes.

Can two partners put aside their differences to save them?

Playing hero backfires on sexy SWAT team member Blake Sullivan. He infuriates his partner, Donna Waters, as much as he attracts her. But before they can resolve their differences, they discover that the rest of their team have been kidnapped by an unknown assailant. Now as they race to rescue the small Tennessee town’s real heroes, they share a growing mutual trust…and a hot, life-changing connection.

 

Action packed and mysterious! With our latest visit to the Tennessee SWAT series, we walk into the middle of chaos when the majority of the team vanishes into thin air! It’s a fast paced story with secrets popping up here and there to keep the intrigue high. A great connection between the characters brings us a satisfying romance amidst all of the action.

As the newest member of the Destiny, Tennessee SWAT team Blake Sullivan is finding it hard to let go of some of his past experiences and become a true part of the team. He’s been partnered up with Donna for the last few months and as much as she tries to show him the ropes with how things are done here, he just keeps pushing people’s buttons and going his own route. A recent training exercise just might be the last straw!

SWAT officer Donna Waters likes Blake and wants him to succeed, but he needs to admit his faults and show the boss that he’s going to do better if he gives him another chance … only just when she’s going to get him to do so, the team has disappeared! Something is in play here and there’s a limited time for Blake and Donna to figure out what it is and rescue their team before it’s too late!

four-half-stars

* Blog Tour / Review * SURRENDER by Elisabeth Naughton

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* Blog Tour / Review * SURRENDER by Elisabeth NaughtonSurrender by Elisabeth Naughton
Series: A House of Sin Novella
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on June 12, 2018
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four-stars

The leaders of my House want her dead.

The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup.

I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own.

Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies.

Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders...

 

Dangerously wicked! If you’ve been reading the previous books in the House of Sin series, you’ll already recognize Marco and Felicity, but now we’re getting their story from when it started! It was short and sweet, but filled with lots of passion and information of how it all began for them. Looking forward to more to come in the series!

She’s a key figure in the Houses, and doesn’t realize the danger she’s in.

He’s been sent to teach her a lesson for daring to screw up the plans they’ve made.

Attraction explodes around them as danger nears. Will joining forces help get her to safety, or will one of them lead the other into more trouble than they ever expected?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From New York Times Bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton, comes SURRENDER, a new novella in her House of Sin Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

 

 

About SURRENDER:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton comes a new story in her House of Sin series…

The leaders of my House want her dead.

The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup.

I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own.

Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies.

Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders…

 

 

 

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EXCERPT:

“You think you know a lot about me, Mr. Garcia.”

“I think you and I both know you’re down here with him”—he nodded toward Comb-Over passed out on the floor—“because you’re afraid to be down here with me.”

He was wrong. I was down here for the damn file. But he was also right. I was also afraid to be here with him. Because the longer he looked at me with those fiery, lust-filled eyes, the more my mind wandered from the reason I was even in this mansion and zeroed straight on him.

“Hm?” Those lush lips curled on one side, tempting me to kiss that sexy smirk right from his face. “Admit it. I scare you because you already know how good it would be.”

He leaned close to my ear. “Imagine it. My lips on your skin. Kissing. Licking. Biting you gently until you shivered.”

My eyes drifted shut. And as his warm breath sizzled over my neck and down my spine, my fingers curled against his shirt, and I struggled to keep from melting against him.

“I’d start right here.” He brushed his lips against the soft skin behind my earlobe. Not a kiss. A caress of his lips. One I felt everywhere. “Then I’d move to your throat.” He lifted the hand at my hip and gently trailed his finger down the side of my neck to my collarbone. “I’d take my time. Over the hollow right here.” He very softly skimmed the indent between my neck and my shoulder. “And when I got to the strap of your dress…” He fingered the thin strip of fabric, tracing it all the way from the top of my shoulder down to the square neckline of my dress, so low his touch teased my breast and sent tingles straight to my nipples. “I’d tug it off with my teeth.”

My whole body trembled, and my hands slid to his shoulders. Before I could stop myself I lifted against him and rocked my hips against his—against that heavenly erection that was all but calling my name.

“Mm.” His lips skimmed my throat again. And he whispered, “I think you’d like that.”

I knew I’d like it. And I was pretty damn sure this man could make a woman bark like a dog and enjoy every moment of it.

 

 

 

 


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ABOUT ELISABETH NAUGHTON:

Elisabeth Naughton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Elisabeth: “I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

“Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

“My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

“I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.”

 

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four-stars

* Review * BRETT by Leigh Duncan

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* Review * BRETT by Leigh DuncanBrett by Leigh Duncan
Series: The Hometown Heroes Series #2
Published by Gardenia Street Publishing on June 15, 2018
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four-stars

The broad-shouldered Adonis standing on Stephanie Bryant’s front porch cannot fathom why the sassy beauty failed to evacuate along with the other residents of Cocoa Beach, but she has her reasons.

With a big promotion at stake, the approaching storm doesn’t figure into Stephanie’s plans any more than falling for the hunkiest cop in Florida.

But more than the landscape changes when a hurricane practically blows Florida’s newest resident into the arms of disillusioned cop Brett Lincoln. While the last thing he wants in his life is another self-centered woman, the keys to his emotional survival just might dangle from Stephanie’s perfectly sculpted nails.

* This book was originally published in 2010.

 

A chance meeting, undeniable attraction and the start of a new relationship! With the next book in the Hometown Heroes Series, we get Brett’s story. He’s a become a bit bitter about his outlook on people since becoming a cop and seeing all the issues in the world, but a fresh perspective from Stephanie’s viewpoint has him rethinking his ways! This was a fun read … fast paced and entertaining.

When Stephanie Bryant transfers to Cocoa Beach, Florida as part of a big promotion, she has no clue she’s driving into town right in the middle of a big evacuation. Yes, the streets seemed fairly dead, but she’s from Ohio, what does she know about storms and evacuating?

Police officer Brett Lincoln can’t believe it when he sees her doing work around the house when everyone should already be out of the path of this storm. He figures out what’s going on with her and gets her on her way towards the only shelter left with any space and figures he’s done his good deed. When the town returns after the storm though, he just keeps running into her again and again … and he has to admit, he’s starting to like it!

four-stars

* Review * THE BROODING SURGEON’S BABY BOMBSHELL by Susan Carlisle

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* Review * THE BROODING SURGEON’S BABY BOMBSHELL by Susan CarlisleThe Brooding Surgeon's Baby Bombshell by Susan Carlisle
Published by Harlequin Medical Romances on July 1, 2018
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four-stars

One night, unexpected consequences…!

But can they be a family?

After sparks fly with Dr. Gabriel Marks at a conference, nurse Zoe Avery’s left with a permanent reminder of their night together. Knowing Gabe doesn’t want kids, Zoe decides she’ll have the baby alone. Then Gabe moves to the same city just as pregnant Zoe needs a temporary home. Gabe comes to her rescue, but can they overcome their hurdles and become a family?

 

A surprise baby, a steamy attraction and real-life always popping up to keep them on their toes! A nice ground-work is laid for the story from the beginning of the book, and we get to know more about the characters as the story progresses. Zoe is really stubborn and fairly selfish in how she sees this whole baby thing, so she’s a bit hard to like. Gabe immediately steps up and wants to be a part of the process, so we feel for him as she tries to push him away. A solid read!

When attraction gets the better of them at a conference, Dr. Gabriel Marks and nurse Zoe Avery decide to have a fling before they each return home to their lives across the country from each other. He’s a busy transplant doctor, she’s a patient advocate with personal issues of her own that take up a lot of her time. They expect to possibly see each other again in six months at the next meeting, but other than that, go on about their lives.

When the next conference rolls around, Gabe is shocked to see that Zoe is pregnant. She knew from discussions they had previously that he wasn’t interested in marriage and a family, so she decided she’s having this baby on her own. It turns out Gabe is moving to her neck of the woods at just the right time when she needs a temporary place to live, and he’s not backing down now that he knows they have a child on the way … he plans to be a father to this baby!

four-stars

* Review * INHERITED FOR THE ROYAL BED by Annie West

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* Review * INHERITED FOR THE ROYAL BED by Annie WestInherited for the Royal Bed by Annie West
Published by Harlequin Presents on July 1, 2018
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four-stars

“I now belong to you.”

He will finally claim his inheritance!

Four years after inheriting—and liberating—a concubine, powerful ruler Sayid is shocked to see the transformation of Lina. No longer shy and naive, Lina is a feisty, irresistible woman. And Sayid has never wanted anyone more! But he’s duty bound to his country, and Sayid can only commit to a brief affair. Will Lina accept his outrageous proposal of a week in the royal bed?

 

Exotic and delightful! My attention was nabbed right off the bat as a young lady enters the realm of her new sire and offers herself for his service. She’s been raised to feel less important than the men in her culture, but she knows she deserves more. When faced with kindness and opportunity, she graciously accepts the life Sayid offers to help her with and never forgets what he’s done for her. Upon her return, she’s grown into a beautiful woman who catches his eye just as quickly as she did years prior. The attraction is intense … and the aftermath is explosive! The characters were developed well, and the plot while having a great foundation felt too short. Overall a very enjoyable read!

When Sayid Badawi, Emir of Halarq first met Lina she was young, naive and floundering. He took her under his wing and made sure she had a safe place to secure the education that she dreamed of, and most of all a place to call home. Now after more than four years, she’s returning to his kingdom and is more decadent than ever! He has too many duties to be able to give her the life that she deserves, but he could give her one week of passion she won’t forget!

Lina Rahman will be forever grateful to the Emir for the knowledge and education he gave her, and the crush she’s been harboring on him for all of these years only grows stronger when she sees him again. He’s a powerful, yet kind man and she would love being taken into his arms just once. When the opportunity arises, will she be able to settle for the few days he can offer her?

four-stars