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Starved for Love – Annie Nicholas – 3 stars

September 16, 2012 Uncategorized 0

This was an interesting quick read where i liked the main characters and would not mind seeing more set in this world.

Pia is a succubus who made a mistake when she was younger.  She fell in love with a human who didn’t understand her need.  You see as a succubus she needs orgasms in order to feed.  Unfortunately like humans a diet of only one item makes her sick so infidelity is a given.  For most succubi it isn’t a big deal as monogamy is not the norm but one night stands are considered acceptable.  Unfortunately Pia is not capable of this lifestyle but instead has contracts with her suitors that feed her at scheduled intervals.  She’s ok with this but others worry about her as she just isn’t normal and when one of her suitors is unavailable plus the backup is out of pocket she is forced to go to Sin (her vampire suitor) out of schedule.  He agrees but only if she meets with Val.

Val is an incubus that is in town to find another wife.  You see he is fed by his wives who in turn go out and have sex with others for food enough to keep them alive but also feed him.  He’s a normal incubus where marriage is for business and food but love and affection do not have any place.  He meets Pia and is drawn to her which leads to some interesting times both sexually and mentally.

I liked seeing the two of them come together and realize they fulfill a primal need for one another.  It was sweet to see someone who never really has had love find the love he never thought he needed but once found..  craved it with all his being.

Special thanks to NetGalley and Carina Press for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. 

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Spoiler Free – The Angel – Tiffany Reisz – 5 stars

September 15, 2012 Uncategorized 0

So I went in to this thinking…  “Can she really get me bawling a second time?”…

Answer –
                              HELL YES!!

The Angel takes up not too long after The Siren.  Nora is now back with her Søren and is playing sub to his Master again.

Nora –  In this book she is where she thinks she belongs but her heart still aches for her Wesley.  I will tell you she is still as manipulative as ever but I got the sense she is fundamentally broken at this point.

Griffin – He’s a wonderfully wicked man in this book and I enjoyed every minute of his unrepentant ways.  He’s a wonderful person in both heart and action so watching his play with Nora was fun.   I loved seeing why he hated Søren but am glad that the reason played out the way it did.  

Michael – Your heart will break then cheer for him in this book.  He’s such a broken soul but under the care of Søren, Nora and Griffin he shines.  He is sent with Nora to train while staying away from press following Søren’s inclusion on a short list to become Bishop. 

Suzanne – The reporter that causes Nora to have to go hide was an interesting side story. 

Kingsley – I liked seeing more of him in this one and love him.  I also loved seeing that there is a bit of tension between he and Nora which stems from jealousy and maybe will lead to some nasty times in the next book.

Søren – I will admit I was scared to death of him in the last book but after this one I see where he gets his personality from.  Man oh man is that one fucked up family.  

All in all I loved this book and though in some respects it wasn’t as draining mentally as The Siren it was just as draining emotionally.  I am seriously looking forward to The Prince and wondering what path down the rabbit hole Tiffany is going to take us on in it.

Go grab this one as again it will make you cry, laugh and think about what it truly means to love someone else.

Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Harlequin for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

The Angel – Tiffany Reisz – 5 stars

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In a Fix – Linda Grimes – 4 stars

September 15, 2012 Uncategorized 0

I enjoyed this start to a series and am looking forward to watching this one play out.  We have action…  sexual tension …  and a triangle all in one book.  😉

The three main characters are all adaptors, human chameleons, and all use their talents for either spying or ,in the case of our heroine, facilitating situations to get tehpreferred outcome.

Ciel is our heroine and has landed herself smack dab in the middle of a mess.  She’s just supposed to get the proposal her client has been waiting on and then be out of there.  Unfortunately the place they have been staying is blown up and it is discovered that the man she was supposed to secure the proposal from has been abducted.  This leads to a fun bit of action as she tries to help when her two men don‘t want her.  She’s not exactly great at listening when people tell her to stay put and has a knack for dropping in to the middle of trouble.  She’s been nursing a huge crush on Mark and avoiding the annoyance also known as her “cousin” Billy.  I loved her quirks as I know she means well she just doesn’t always think before she acts.

Mark is her crush and a CIA spook.  He’s a sexy man but has always treated Ciel like a little sister.  He protects her and watches out for her but that is all it has been until now when it seems he might actually see her as a woman..  better yet..  he might actually be interested.  I liked him but to be honest I felt more drawn to suitor number two…  I mean he’s a good guy and sexy but ya know there is something about ….

Billy…  he’s sexy as well but has a wicked sense of humor and don‘t get squicked out by the whole “cousin” thing as they are actually not related by blood.  I loved watching him protect her but at the same time give her room to be herself.  He’s a bit of a wild-card and you’ll love him for that.  I got the sense that he has been biding his time before making a move and letting his intentions be known. 

Go grab this one because I know I am waiting for book 2 to come out so I can see if it goes anywhere with Billy or Mark…  Or heck I just would like to see more of the craziness that surrounds Ciel.  

Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Tor Books for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. 

In a Fix – Linda Grimes – 4 stars

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Navy Seal Rescuer – Shirlee McCoy – 3 Stars

September 14, 2012 Uncategorized 0

This is going to be a short, sweet review.  I liked this book and enjoyed the main characters but would have liked a bit more time to get to know everyone before it was just wrapped up.

Darius is a former Navy Seal now security expert that just so happens to live next door to a woman who was falsely accused of murder.  He’s sexy and very protective once his instincts are triggered.  He quickly falls for our heroine but has a few things of his own to work thru.  I liked him and loved his ability to play nice while still protecting those he cares for.

Catherine was at a great spot in her life…  She had the man she thought was the love of her life at her side…  her career as a nurse that she loved…  and then she’s accused of killing patients.  She serves time in prison and then thankfully is cleared but not everyone believes in her innocence. Some threats happen and she thankfully gets help from our wonderful hero.  

The story is fast paced but it works.  Thanks to NetGslley.com and Harlequin for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. 

Navy Seal Rescuer – Shirlee McCoy – 3 Stars

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Savage Redemption – Alexis Morgan – 4 stars

September 14, 2012 Uncategorized 0

I did not realize this was a series until after I had already read it.  I will tell you I don’t think I missed a lot but I will be going back to read the rest in this series.

Conlan is a human/vampire halfbreed and head of security for a vampire.  He’s a very tough man to get close to and in this story you understand why he has huge walls around him.  I liked seeing how strong he was but how soft he can be when he lets his guard down.  I loved seeing him come to terms with his feelings for Kat and as much as he doesn’t want to forgive her he really has no choice.  He’s sexy as hell and when he wants something he will move heaven and hell to get it.  She’s a lucky lucky woman.

Kat… I’m telling you this is an incredibly strong woman.  To have withstood all the loss and pain she has and still have the ability to love is a testament to her strength.  She’s on the run from someone who has already killed her family other than her nieces but isn’t willing to give up until she has them somewhere safe.  This leads her to a strong vampire and back in to the arms of the man she loved but left for his own safety.  She’s fighting her attraction to him but when the walls come down it made for some steamy times.  I loved watching them at the end and admired her for what she was willing to do even though she had nothing to be sorry for.  She is truly innocent in this mess but was willing to take the fall if it meant her nieces were safe.

Go grab this cause I know I am going to grab the back-list.

Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Harlequin for letting me read this in exchangefor my honest review. 


Savage Redemption – Alexis Morgan – 4 stars

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As You Wish – Elyssa Patrick – 4 Stars

September 14, 2012 Uncategorized 0

Although at times I wanted to kill both main characters, I really enjoyed this due to the dialogue.
Aubry is a ROCK STAR…  he has hit bottom due to a personal tragedy plus his own self-destructive behavior.  He’s a bad boy who never has claimed to be anything else but…  he really isn’t a bad guy.  Truly he isn’t but dammit some of the stuff he says and does to the heroine made me want to kill him then kill her for not having a backbone to tell him to take his attitude, sexy self and everything else and shove it where the sun don’t shine.  He needed to grovel grovel grovel more than she made him but despite all this I still had a soft spot for him.  He really does have a soft heart but damn does the boy hide it behind a hell of a lot of asshole.  
Portia is a doormat nice girl who is running her family’s floral business.  Unfortunately things aren’t going too well but she just can’t admit this to the rest of the family.  She has a car meltdown that results in her meeting Aubry.  They are intensely attracted to one another from the moment they meet which results in a majorly hot kiss.  She puts up with his asshat ways more than I probably could of but he does come around and I think there is a true HEA for the two of them.
My wish was that this was a bit longer so you could maybe see better groveling from Aubry as some of what he says and does were a little too hurtful for the quick everything is ok.
This is a very quick read with some nice hot moments and I am grateful to Elyssa for giving me a copy of this for review.
I wish her lots of luck in the future.

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Takhini Wolves – Books 1 &2 – Vivian Arend

September 11, 2012 Uncategorized 0

I was lucky enough to be given review copies of both Black Gold and Silver Mine by Vivian Arend.  I have loved her wolfies in the past and enjoyed the start of this new series.

Black Gold – 4 Stars:

We start the series by meeting Evan (Takhini Alpha) and Shaun..

Evan plays a part in both books released so far and let me tell you he is far from being a traditional Alpha.  You’ll love his sense of humor and the fact that he really wants what is best for the pack not just power…  Helps that he is sexy but ya know…

Shaun is a bit of a lone wolf but he actually isn’t the shifter he tries to portray.  He runs from any sort of commitment but he is there when people need him even if they don’t think they do.  He really does try to help but if you asked him he would deny it until he was blue in the face.  I liked seeing the give and take between him and Evan especially when he gets drunk on Evan’s “special” hooch.  LOL…  this leads to a major OOPS that dear gawd made me laugh but at the same time you really feel for him.  He’s smart, sexy, devious when he needs to be, Alpha but doesn’t want to be the main man, and very protective of his mate when he finally understands that she’s his…  aka sober…  I loved watching his progression in this book and loved the little glimpses we got of him in Silver Mine.

Gemmita….  poor sweet, coddled Gemmita….  She meets her mate just as she is trying to come out from under the thumb of her well meaning Alpha father.  She’s not used to being so open with her wolf nor is she used to being accepted as someone who can truly stand on her own feet.  I felt for her as she not only tried to gain her independence but also had to learn that being independent didn’t mean shutting out her mate’s help.  These two took a bit to soften to one another but let me tell you when they come together…  watch out.. they are hot HOT HOT.

Anyway go check this one out so you can get addicted to the Wolfies… then head on to Silver Mine.

Silver Mine – 3.5 Stars:

I have to admit…  this one took me a bit longer to warm up to.  Not that the main pair isn’t hot but for some reason I just wasn’t as quickly drawn in.  I liked them both when I finished this but at first it just didn’t call to me.
This is an interesting book in that the main pair are both oddities in the shifting world…
Chase is a hybrid that is never certain if he will turn in to a cougar or a wolf when he shifts.  He’s a bit of a loner at the start of this but stands as the Alpha for a rag-tag group of shifters who just don’t fit in to a traditional pack or hierarchy for one reason or another.  He is heading in to town to pick up supplies for himself and the outsiders but also ends up getting seen for an odd wound that just won’t heal.  He’s very loyal to his adopted people and only ends up staying in town longer than expected due to the wound.  He is fascinated with the heroine when they first meet but this is no jump in to bed romp.  
Shelly is the half-sister of Caroline (Evan’s sort of lover/assistant… hmmm no they are lovers but dude you have to read both books to get a good picture) and a wolf that can’t shift.  She’s been treated poorly due to the inability to shift but has finally decided to come home to open a clinic…  vet…  she’s not completely aware of Evan and the changes he is making but you’ll like how he treats her when he meets her.  She’s not looking for a man but is also attracted to Chase when they meet.  
The whole mystery surrounding his wound was interesting and man oh man when the two of them finally get down to business the pages do heat up.  I liked seeing these two find something they weren’t looking for and was happy to see their HEA.
Ok…  This being said …  I’m impatiently waiting to see what Vivian does with Caroline and Evan…  they both deserve an incredible HEA and if they aren’t together she better make it worth our while..  (Hint Hint)…  LOL.  I’m left with some questions after this one but I think that there is more to their story than what we have so far but hey I have faith she’ll not only make us squirm for a bit longer but the payoff will be huge.
Go grab them both …  You should enjoy them.


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Intuition – Carol Ericson – 3 stars

September 8, 2012 Uncategorized 0

This was a nice quick read with a bit of mystery and main characters who were quickly interested in one another but not 100% sure of each other.

Kylie has had a lot of pain to deal with in her life due to her own psychic abilities and her mother committing suicide.  She’s since learned to use her abilities to assist police in solving cases which gives her the sense of at least helping others.  She’s brought back to town to get to the bottom of a missing woman who disappeared not long before her own mother committed suicide.  She’s determined to not only find out what happened to the young woman but also get to teh bottom of what might have happened to her mom.

Matt is hired by the father of the missing woman and didn’t know that Kylie was also working the case and hired by the mother.  He saves her from falling off the same landing that her mom committed suicide from.  He remembers her from school but they never really spent any time together then.  You see he was a bit of a bad boy back then or at least assumed to be one and she never truly made his radar.

We get to see the two of them work together to get the cases solved and also get to see the two of them realize how much they mean to each other.  There is a bit of tension between the two as neither completely reveals everything to the other until forced to.  I liked the mystery and enjoyed watching the two of them get to know each other plus have some nice moments of heat.  They really do make a good pair and I was happy to read this.

Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Harlequin for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. 

Intuition – Carol Ericson – 3 stars

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The Truth About Tara – Darlene Gardner – 3 stars

September 4, 2012 Uncategorized 0

What would you do if everything you thought you knew about yourself was thrown in to question?

That is the fundamental question of this book for both main characters…  I am not going to give much away as I think you should read this to see the answers but the main pair are definitely made for each other even if she tries to fight it from day one.

Tara is a PE teacher and a devoted daughter.  She is the kind of person you would love to have as a friend because you know she will be true although I feel for her due to how tightly her mom holds on to her.  She allows this and feels guilty that she doesn’t do more but I felt that she needed to separate herself more from her mom. I felt for her when she gets some information that would throw anyone for a loop and has her doubting even her own memories.

Jack is doing a favor for his sister on the way to an appointment that could change his life forever.  He meets Tara and finds her to be beautiful but writes it off since he is only passing thru.  After his meeting he decides on a whim to rent a place on the shore for the summer.  He sees an ad for volunteers at a day camp for kids with special needs (Down Syndrome) and decides that it will not only give him something to do but also put him in contact with Tara.  I found myself really liking Jack especially when he works so hard to help Tara’s foster brother, Danny.  He’s a good guy and it was nice to see the two of them come together.

There is a lot of angst in this book but it was still interesting to watch two people come to terms with the major changes in their lives but also find love with each other.

Nice read that I thank NetGalley.com and Harlequin for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. 

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The Cowboy Solider’s Sons – Tina Leonard – 2 stars

September 4, 2012 Uncategorized 0

I wanted to like this one but… just couldn’t really love it. 

When we first meet Tempest (Zora) we find a woman drawn to a man who isn’t afraid to get down and busy with someone she has only physically known for maybe 30 minutes.  I mean it was fast fast fast….  She’s an actress who is back in her hometown to see a young fan who happens to be related by marriage to our hero.  She’s got baggage but is a nice person.

Shaman has issues of his own but when this gorgeous woman wants to bed him he doesn’t complain.  He’s got physical and mental scars from his time in the military but his inability to see why she might be attracted to him got a bit bold.

Anyway…  she becomes pregnant and they get married in order to provide the kids his name (yeah that’s needed) but then he finds himself wanting it to be real and she finds herself wanting it to be real but they just don’t talk to each other.  We have a bit of drama with her “family” but otherwise this is just a story of two people who hop in to bed together then end up realizing they want it to be more than just sex.

I wouldn’t say run out and get this but it wasn’t a horrible read.  I found I liked Shaman a lot even though he tends to react first then think it thru later.

Thanks to NetGalley.com and Harlequin for allowing me to read this in exchange for my honest opinion. 

The Cowboy Solider’s Sons – Tina Leonard – 2 stars

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