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Love, Technically – Lynne Silver – 3.5 stars

July 28, 2013 Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

Love, Technically – Lynne Silver – 3.5 starsLove, Technically Published by Entangled Publishing, Ever After on July 29, 2013
Pages: 127
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he'd love to meet someone who's actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?

Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?

Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this sweet story of a man who wants someone to love him for him and a woman who wants to be someone who matters.

Michelle is not having a good first week.  She’s trying to get her timesheet printed for her boss but for some reason the stupid printer won’t work.  She ends up running in to a guy from the help desk that manages to figure out that she’s pointed to the wrong printer but she also ends up finding herself flirting with him.  She’s very naive and yet has such a great heart that you can’t help but wanting her to find happiness in the big city.  She’s so excited to be working for such a wonderful company that she overlooks quite a few instances where her new boyfriend tries to explain who he really is and where if she’d pay attention the facts would have come out much earlier and in a much better fashion than they did.  I liked her but I found myself wanting to yell at her to quit falling back to the whole I’m just a small-town girl thing when stuff doesn’t go her way.

Noah…  I loved Noah.  Yes he did something sort of shady by not letting her know who he actually was but I understood why he acted the way he did.  It wasn’t anything meant to hurt or embarrass her he just loved being wanted for who he was and not his money.  He really did try to let her know but was always so afraid to come completely clean as he didn’t want the relationship to change.  I loved what he was willing to do to make things right and his true understanding of who she really is and what value she has to him and others around her was refreshing.  He didn’t look down on her for not finishing school but instead loved how her ideas were fresh and truly inspired.  He just had a knack for bringing out the best in people around him and I hope that his next venture really does bring him long-term happiness.

Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this sweet story in exchange for my honest review.

three-half-stars

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To the Fifth Power – Shirin Dubbin – 3 stars

July 28, 2013 Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

To the Fifth Power – Shirin Dubbin – 3 starsTo the 5th Power Published by Entangled Publishing, Ever After on July 29, 2013
Pages: 122
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three-stars

Three years ago, Zola Noite's nemesis killed her sidekick and forced her to watch. The guilt drove her to hang up her cape. Zola knows one thing for certain. She will never be a superhero again.

Psychologist Dr. Arturo "Fort" Forte specializes in super-powered mental health. He’s the only reason Zola can once again call herself sane—although, truth be told, the heat between them is slowly driving her back to mad.

 

When three mega-villains escape the prison Fort oversees, all Zola's best laid plans go up in flames. Fort asks her for help, and she can't turn down the man she's secretly come to love. As battles ensue and clues add up, the one thing Zola trusts is called into question: Fort's true agenda and which side he’s on.

My Thoughts:

This is going to be a very short review as it is a fairly short story.

Zola has gone thru hell and back watching her sidekick get killed in front of her threw her in to a mental breakdown that she still doesn’t feel healed from.  She’s given up being the main planner for the superheroes guild but isn’t really living life yet.  She’s brought back in to the fold when 3 major criminals get loose from the psychiatric facility they’ve been held in but she’s still not convinced she’s really ready to be what people desperately want from her.

Fort was the one who managed to get Zola functional but has his own major secrets that he holds on to until the very end of this story.  He’s sexy but you always get the sense that there is something holding him back from really taking what he wants from Zola.  I liked him and loved what he risked to help her.  He’s very much more than just a doctor but is really a great match for Zola.

This was a very neat take on superheroes and I am looking forward to more from this series.  I can’t say much more because there is a nice twist in this story that deserves to stay hidden until the reader finds it.  Thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

three-stars

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Luck of the Dragon – Susannah Scott – 2.5 stars

July 20, 2013 Entangled Publishing, Read in 2013, Sent 0

Luck of the Dragon – Susannah Scott – 2.5 starsLuck of the Dragon Published by Covet, Entangled Publishing on June 24, 2013
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
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two-half-stars

   Luciana de Luca has a PhD in sass and gemology--and a problem. Her
twin brother's gambling debts have gotten out of hand, and a mob enforcer is
blackmailing her to rob the latest, greatest mega-casino on the Strip. Although
Lucy has worked her whole life to get away from her family's grifter past, to
save her brother, she dons three-inch heels and a sluts-r-us dress and struts
into Alec's Gerald's casino, determined to put her long-forgotten thieving ways
to the test again.
Alec Gerald, a shape-shifting dragon, has built the Crown Jewel
casino to provide sanctuary for his people amongst the flash and awe of Las
Vegas. Unfortunately, the sexy little thief trying to rob his gem exhibit turns
out to be his mate, and he must woo her before he loses his dragon form
forever. With enemies in every corner, and the all-important mating
ceremony looming, Alec and Lucy must learn to trust each other, before time
runs out for Alec and the rest of the dragons.

My Thoughts:

I’m going to have to admit that I struggled with rating this book for one major reason:

I’m a huge, huge, huge dragon fan.  You tell me something has a dragon in it and man oh man do you have someone that wants it.  This makes me very susceptible to reading titles that I would normally run away from or not finish.

 

This being said we are going to do this review a bit differently from my normal reviews as I can’t do my normal paragraph about each main character to sum up how this ended up with a 2.5 rating.

 

My likes (what will get me to try the next book if there is one):

  • The world – I loved the idea of dragons hiding in plain sight in Las Vegas.  This fascinated me and I can’t help but want to see another story about them.
  • The fact there is dragons…  did ya not see my initial comment???  LOL I know I’m easy but as some saw when they met me at RT you say dragons and I PERK!
  • The hero – While he had his issues I liked how much he wanted his people to be safe and have a place to live where they could be themselves.  He also handled finding out his mate was human in a very good way even though he tended to ignore the issues between them unless they were forced on him.
  • The implications of mating vs no mating – I found it interesting that if a male dragon does not find his mate by a certain age he loses his form.  I mean it does cause him a lot of pressure but I liked that the author made it where the females do not have that same sense of pressure.  If they don’t find their mates or find that the mate is lacking in some form they don’t have to complete the bond.  Does it suck for the men?  Yes in a way but no as well…  it can force them to actually listen to their female to make them happy which in my opinion could help everyone in the long run.

My dislikes (which is why this got a low grade):

  • Joey – The heroine’s brother is just such a lowlife you just can’t help but want to smack her for wasting so much damn time on him.  He’s childish, spoiled and inconsiderate of anyone around him.  His head is so far up his own ass for 99% of the book that you just don’t get why she tolerates his stupidity and obvious attitude that she doesn’t matter.  I must admit I wasn’t happy with something that happens right at the end with him but if he isn’t the hero in the next book and we get to see him maybe start to grow up in the next title I might be able to handle seeing his book.
  • The heroine – Dear Lord I don’t even freakin know where to go with her.  She does stuff in this book that pissed me off to no end in hopes that she might finally save her brother from being a moron.  She’s got this amazing connection with our hero and yet every chance she has to tell him what is going on she doesn’t even though she knows that what she’s doing is harmful for him.  When she’s confronted with exactly what he is does she then tell him her own secret…  of course not…  What does this wonderfully supposedly smart individual do?  She plots to steal from him in order to save her idiot of a brother who has already proven she doesn’t freaking matter to him!  I mean she calls him desperately needing help and what does this ass do?  He keeps pushing her to get him in good with a mobster by stealing from the man who has done nothing but help her.  I swear I just wanted to scream at her to open her freaking eyes already.

Ok so now that you have found out my dirty little secret weakness… I wanted to love this title but the heroine and her idiotic brother just really worked my last nerve and I just couldn’t recover completely.  While I think I will check out the next one in the series, if there is one, I probably won’t be in a huge hurry to do so but hope that the side characters we met in Alec’s retinue will get their HEAs and they will find a partner that is worthy of them rather than one who has so many TSTL moments you just want to scream.
Thanks to Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this as I did enjoy the world the author built but wished both parts of the main pair were worthy of each other.

two-half-stars

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Moonlight – Lisa Kessler – 4 stars

July 14, 2013 Entangled Publishing, Read in 2013, Sent 2

Moonlight – Lisa Kessler – 4 starsMoonlight Published by Edge, Entangled Publishing on July 15, 2013
Pages: 331
Format: eBook
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four-stars

Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf's biggest challenge is keeping his kin's true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.

 

Lana Turpin doesn't realize she's a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she's being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back--even though she's never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.

 

It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls...mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her...and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.

 

"A fabulous read. Lisa Kessler is an up and coming author to remember!"

Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Dark-Hunter Series

My Thoughts:

This was a very well done start to a new series that I hope continues for quite a few books.  I enjoyed the main pair but the questions surrounding Nero and exactly what Sebastian’s end game might be had me wanting more.

Lana hasn’t had the best of lives but recently when she thought it couldn’t get any worse she gets a huge wakeup call in the form of a hard-headed man.  She’s been tossed from foster home to foster home and since she hit 18 she’s been dealing with once monthly (at the new moon) memory lapses that have ended up with her having blood on her hands (squirrel) with no recollection of what she had been up to the night before.  This has made her doubt everything and yearn for some sense of family or belonging but due to being chased by some unknown people with tattoos on their arms of a lion’s head she just can’t rest or stay put for any amount of time.  She makes due with freelance writing jobs and a strong sense of self but craves companionship and love.  I liked how strong she is and how real it felt when she did struggle with her emerging feelings for our hero but also got frustrated with some of the stupid, reckless things she does to find out the truth.

Adam isn’t expecting to find his mate in the shape of a woman who happens to be a species his Pack would never accept.  When he meets Lana he is bowled over by her lack of knowledge about what she is and also by his primal reaction to her.  He knows this can never work but also knows that he cannot step aside and let her go.  He works with her to find out the truth about what she is and why the Nero group is hunting her but as he does so he realizes he will have to make a choice – stay with his Pack and let her go …. or stay with her and leave his Pack.  He’s got such a strong sense of self but when he finds his true partner he really struggles with what is the right thing to do.  I liked that nothing was easy for him but he still wanted to do the right thing even as it caused him pain.  He really is an honest man and to see him struggle with what was right for him versus what would work for the Pack he’s been groomed to rule was painful at times.  I felt for him as he had to work on his relationship with Lana while at the same time keeping something that should be a cause for rejoicing so quiet and hidden from his family and friends.  I appreciated that he realized how much keeping her a dirty secret hurt her on a fundamental level and even when he said some really horrible things to her I never lost faith in his realizing they weren’t warranted.

Both of the main pair have major issues to work through and while they both make mistakes they were understandable.  I especially enjoyed the side-characters and hope you will as well.  I know I can’t wait to see more of this series and will be keeping a close eye out for more.

Thanks to Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.  You may also want to check the Launch Day post on July 15th for a chance to win some fun prizes care of Entangled Publishing by clicking here.

four-stars

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Some Like It Spicy – Robbie Terman – 4.5 stars

July 13, 2013 Entangled Publishing, Read in 2013, Sent 0

Some Like It Spicy – Robbie Terman – 4.5 starsSome Like It Spicy Published by Edge, Entangled Publishing on July 15, 2013
Pages: 300
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

Ashton Grey’s restaurant, Sweet Home, is in trouble. Months of empty tables have left her and her partners near bankruptcy, and her father’s prediction of her failure as a chef seems imminent. But a chance encounter could provide Ashton with the publicity she needs to save her restaurant—if the fiery chef is willing to compete on a reality cooking show. But in order to win, she needs to stay focused. No problem…until she meets the head judge.

Celebrity chef Ty Cates is ready to get away from the camera and back to the kitchen where he belongs. Performing as head judge on a reality show is just one more commitment he’d like to get out of, especially after he meets Ashton. Head judges dating contestants is about as taboo as putting ketchup on filet mignon, but from the moment they meet, there’s a simmering heat between them that neither can ignore.

As the competition heats up, they rely on sneaking around, stealing amazing night after amazing night together when the cameras aren’t rolling. When both realize what’s starting to feel like love could easily be a recipe for disaster, Ashton and Ty need to make a choice—get out of the kitchen or turn up the heat.

My Thoughts:

I have to thank Jessica from Entangled for putting this on my radar and then being generous enough to give me a copy to read/review with no expectations for how I would feel about it.  This was a fun read with heart, heat and angst plus a hero that really gets under your skin.

Ashton’s dream is crumbling around her and her partners.  The restaurant she’s always wanted is not getting enough traffic to pay the bills and her own temper may have just put the final nail in the coffin.  What she doesn’t count on is a reality cooking show seeing the melt-down and offering her a last minute spot on the show which could give her restaurant the publicity it desperately needs to survive.  She goes to the set and runs in to the hottest celebrity chef out there but not only does she realize this contest offers more than just publicity it also puts her in close contact with a man she shouldn’t crave but can’t resist.  She’s got a lot of issues caused by a demanding, cold father who happens to be one of the most respected restaurant critics and also has a tendency to bottle her emotions up until they explode out of her and get directed at everyone but the one man she needs to finally stand up to.  I felt for her as she tries to deny what she is feeling for Ty and keep the lid on what she wants to say to her father.  I have to say one of my favorite moments was her finally standing up for herself and loved that Ty stood beside her when this all comes to a boil.

Ty was such a strong hero with an amazing heart.  Sure he’s got all the trappings that being one of the hottest celebrity chefs entails but the whole dating the latest model or being at the latest hot spot is wearing him down.  He misses being able to cook and actually have a private life with hopes of finding a woman who will complete him.  When he meets Ashton there is an amazing instant attraction and connection but when he realizes she’s a contestant on the show he is judging he knows it can’t go anywhere.  He still ends up pursuing her and we get some hot sexy times as they both manage to sneak time with each other.  When things blow up due to a conniving eliminated contestant we get to see that this relationship means more to both of them than they were ever willing to tell each other.  I loved watching him come to terms with issues she has and supporting her even when she makes it incredibly difficult to do so.  He’s such a strong character and I adored that.

Thanks again to Entangled Edge and Jessica for sharing this with me as I will be keeping my eye out for more by this author.

four-half-stars

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Into the Fire – Amanda Usen – 4.5 stars

July 5, 2013 Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

Into the Fire – Amanda Usen – 4.5 starsInto the Fire Published by Entangled Publishing, Indulgence on June 10, 2013
Pages: 201
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four-half-stars

Jackson Calabrese has a lot of nerve. He beat Lila Grant in the Culinary Academy competition using her recipes. Now, he’s opening a restaurant and wants her help? Fine, she'll fix his menu, but it's going to cost him.

Heir to the Calabrese restaurant empire, Jackson can buy anything he wants, except creativity, so he buys Lila's instead. He can craft perfect paella, but to take New York by storm he needs her innovative spark.

Skillets aren't the only things hot in the kitchen, and an uneasy truce ignites into passion. They’re great in bed, but Jackson doesn't trust her, and Lila is contemplating revenge. The restaurant opening approaches, the menu is completed, and the tables are set for one final act of betrayal. How can love bloom in the midst of such a hot mess?

My Thoughts:

I have to say this was a steamy quick read with a main pair that sizzle when they are near one another and a hero that really needs to learn his own true value.

Lila just wants to win this last competition in culinary school so she can pay off some student loans and have a better starting point post-graduation.  The night before the final round she’s at a party and ends up spending time with the school’s resident golden boy who she’s secretly crushed on for years.  They’ve been jockeying back and forth for supremacy of their class but the sparks that are flying tonight are of a sexual nature and not a competitive one.  They have a hot interlude in which they share their plans for the competition tomorrow but Lila ducks out in the morning before he’s even woken up and then falls apart the next day as they compete.  She’s angry at him for stealing her idea but she struggles on as a caterer and still works to pursue her dream of making it as a chef one day.  She’s strong but doubts her own worth at times just because of the money struggle and I liked how once she realized what was going on between her and the hero she really did fight for what was right even at what seemed to be the expense of her happiness.  She’s a bit hard on him at first but you can understand why and when the truth really comes out about why he took her idea and ran with it I wanted to cheer because this is a couple who really do balance one another and dear lord the chemistry was off the charts.

Jackson has always seemed to live a charmed life.  I mean he is the heir apparent to a restaurant family that seems to have the golden touch.  He’s shocked when he runs in to Lila at a party and ends up spending a rather steamy night with her.  In the morning when she disappears before he even wakes up he’s shocked but when she shows up for the competition and doesn’t prepare what he expected her to he gets angry.  He tries to find her again but she doesn’t show up for graduation and he has to do a bit of sleuthing to find the woman that intrigues him more than she should.  When he finally finds her at a catering company he talks his buddy in to hiring the firm just so he can try to see what happened but what he doesn’t count on is the incredible spark that flies between them.  He does a lot of stupid things to push this connection away and not fully explore it but as he comes up with a deal that will help him maybe finally find something for his father to be proud of he has to give in.  He’s a very misunderstood person who reacts out of hurt and lets his past experiences with his father and others cloud his judgement of Lila but she does the same at every turn as well.  They both have such mountains of hurt to overcome and learn to trust one another but when push comes to shove at the climactic scene near the end  you wonder has he truly learned anything at all or will he let his own self-doubts and past hurts drive away the one person who really understands him?

Very hot read with some incredible descriptions of food that will make you want to run to the nearest restaurant to have some incredible food.  I found myself wanting to indulge many times as I was reading this so make sure to read it on a full stomach.  Thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

four-half-stars

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Cover Reveal – Origin by Jennifer Armentrout Releases 8/27/2013

July 1, 2013 Cover Reveal, Entangled Publishing 0

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ORIGIN official Blurb:

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

 

ORIGIN Links:

 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13644052-origin

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Lux-Series-Entangled-Teen/dp/1622660757/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/origin-jennifer-armentrout/1114855732

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

 

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

 

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Additional links to Jennifer’s pages:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JLArmentrout

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Website:http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

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Talking Dirty with the CEO – Jackie Ashenden – 4 stars

June 23, 2013 Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

Talking Dirty with the CEO – Jackie Ashenden – 4 starsTalking Dirty with the CEO Published by Entangled Publishing on May 13, 2013
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four-stars

Gadget journalist Christie St. John is more geek than chic. But when research for an article she has to write on online dating leads to the bed of the hottest guy she’s ever met, she knows that if the geek is to keep the hottie CEO, she’s going to have to come out of her digital shell.

Tech mogul Joseph Ashton never expected an Internet blind date to end in the best sex of his life. Yet as the chemistry between him and Christie burns out of control, he can't help but think this woman is out for his money like all the rest. She claims she wants his heart instead – but that’s the one thing he can never give.

My Opinion:

I have to say this was a fun read that made me laugh a few times with the things that both of the main pair said/did.

Christie is used to everyone not having high opinions of her.  She doesn’t fit in to the typical female mold and her own family doesn’t know what to do with her so why should she think that she’ll ever find a man that will accept her for who she is nerd and all.  She’s surprised when she starts to talk to another online gamer and even more surprised when she agrees to meet him face to face.  This surprise turns in to a massive case of lust when she sets her eyes on this gorgeous hunk of a man but their first encounter leads her to panic and run.  She’s understandably shocked when she finds out his real identity but as they spend time together she wants more than he believes he is able to ever give.  He helps her overcome her issues but can she reach through to him?

Joseph is an incredibly brilliant man but he has one major issue.  He’s notoriously bad about remembering anything if he gets in a zone working on something that catches his attention.  He’s always felt like he hurts those around him with his ADHD and OCD tendencies but in reality people who know him and truly love him have learned how to cope with this behavior.  Joseph is shocked when he meets a woman that not only gives him the best sex he has ever had in his life but that he finds himself able to focus on her without a burning need to crawl out of his skin.  He’s willing to work on helping her realize how amazing she is and that she deserves more than her family has ever given her but he isn’t quite as willing to believe that he won’t hurt her by his own tendency to forget things that are important to others when he gets distracted by some new shiny.

I liked this in the humor and real feelings that were invoked as both of the main pair work through issues they’ve had since childhood but it does start a bit slow so please hang in there.  The relationship was deeper than I originally thought so that was a wonderful thing.  Thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

four-stars

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The Waiting Game – Eve Devon – 4 Stars – Tour Stop & Contest!

June 7, 2013 Contest, Entangled Publishing, Read in 2013, Sent 0

The Waiting Game – Eve Devon – 4 Stars – Tour Stop & Contest!The Waiting Game by Eve Devon
Published by Entangled Publishing on May 27, 2013
Pages: 243
Format: eBook
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four-stars

Five years ago a madman stalked her. Kidnapped her. Tattooed her.

When security expert Cameron Dexter—the man Brooke Bennett once loved—appears unexpectedly at her door with terrifying news, the former musician discovers she can no longer hide from her past. After five years, her vicious kidnapper is out of prison and on the hunt—for Brooke.

Now he’s returned to complete his art.

Cam failed to protect Brooke once before. Now he’d rather die than let her be captured. With her life at stake, Cam vows to keep her hidden and safe. Brooke, however, is done with running. Unlike Cam, she wants to stand and fight. Emotions both old and new roil between them, but addressing their heated past must wait. Together they set a trap in London to catch a killer. But they soon discover the enemy wears many faces...

And waiting is no longer an option.

 

 

About Eve Devon

Eve Devon_author photo_for Entangled use

Eve Devon writes sexy heroes, sassy heroines & happy ever afters...

Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave Eve Devon a taste for adventure; her love for romances began when her mother shoved one into her hands in a desperate attempt to keep her quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals!

When Eve wasn't consuming books by the bucketload, she could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down her adventures. As a teenager, Eve wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, still hooked on romance and mysteries, she worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucketload, until realizing she was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense herself.

Visit Eve at her website: www.EveDevon.com

Find Eve Devon

 

Website: http://www.EveDevon.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EveDevon

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EveDevonAuthor

 

 My Thoughts:

This was a really well done story where you knew who the main bad guy was but there is enough other stuff going on that you know you have to be missing something.

Brooke is living a half-life in France after being kidnapped and tattooed up by a psychopathic stalker.  She used to be this bright open soul but now in many respects is hiding from life and unable to move on from the nightmare.  While she originally felt something for her former bodyguard she now believes herself to be worthless because of the damage this man did to her.  She’s lost her voice and the love of her life, music, and when Cameron comes back in her life and advises that the man has been let loose after only 5 years in jail she’s tired of being weak.  She tries to avoid feeling anything for the man who seems to think of her only as a job or even worse as something to feel guilty about or pity for but she’s bound and determined to get her life together.

Cameron has a lot to feel guilty for (not really but).  In his eyes if he hadn’t of been such an asshole to the woman who was rapidly stealing his heart she wouldn’t have gone out and then been abducted.  He’s kept himself away from her because in his eyes he’s the reason she was taken and put through the hell she survived.  He found her, rescued her and then proceeded to keep an eye on her from a distance.  He’s always known where she was but felt that after how badly he failed her he didn’t deserve to be near her.  He’s strong but conflicted during most of this about how to handle keeping her safe while putting her directly in the path of the man who wants nothing more than to finish the job he started.  As he does this he’s forced to confront exactly what she means to him and what he really wants/needs in his life.

The story was fast-paced and yet I didn’t feel shorted in either the suspense or romance departments which I greatly appreciated.  I’m happy to host a stop on the tour for Eve and Entangled Publishing.  I really hope you give this one a try as even though they provided a copy to me for review I can tell you I enjoyed it very much.

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four-stars

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Dream Nights with the CEO – Kathy Lyons – 3.5 stars

June 1, 2013 Entangled Publishing, NetGalley, Read in 2013 0

Dream Nights with the CEO – Kathy Lyons – 3.5 starsDream Nights with the CEO Published by Brazen, Entangled Publishing on May 27, 2013
Pages: 276
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley.com
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three-half-stars

Hotel chain CEO and millionaire Wyatt Monroe is a stick in the mud. Sure, he's hot as sin, even with the tie, but free-spirited assistant Megan Bradford refuses to jeopardize their perfect working relationship. Why mess that up with sex? She knows he's the love 'em and leave 'em type, and she's determined to find a family man. Wyatt would never cross the line between boss and employee with Megan, no matter how hard it might be to resist the temptation. But when they visit a mysterious B&B in a bid to acquire the property, he starts having erotic dreams about the sexy brunette that make it hard to resist her in daylight.  Soon the line between reality and dreams further blurs when they learn they were sharing the same erotic dreams…

My Thoughts:

Wyatt is very career-driven and tends to focus on what he’s doing more than living life.  He’s been having some crazy dreams about sexy times with his assistant but while they are steamy he just can’t make the move he wants to.  He’s always been attracted to her but is unable to take the chance on making a move.  He’s very understanding about practical things but not so good at the intangibles in life.  As he realizes that there is more in life than just work he becomes someone I would love to know.  He has a secret thing for comics so that was fun to see but the rest of his life made me sad for him as one should not be happy living that way.

Megan was always free-spirited but after a meeting with Wyatt when she was working at a B&B he took over made her rethink her priorities.  She understands him better than anyone but still has those moments when her fanciful side comes out.  She’s had these sexy dreams about a mystery man but never figured out it was Wyatt until they stumble on the fact that both of them are dreaming the same things at the same time.  She’s more willing to accept the paranormal than Wyatt but the good news is this made them both make a move they wouldn’t have normally made.  I enjoyed watching their interactions and especially enjoyed how good she was at managing his obsessiveness.

The moments they were together in the dreams were fun but I enjoyed the give and take that went on between the two of them as it showed that they were truly equals.  Special thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

three-half-stars

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