Thursday, December 10, 2009

Review: Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley

Title: Scarlett
Author: Alexandra Ripley

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: October 1, 1992
Publisher: Warner Books
ISBN: 0446363251
ISBN-13: 9780446363259

The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now bestselling writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over half a century ago, moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless, consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler reaches its startling culmination.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Review: Mouth To Mouth by Erin McCarthy

Title: Mouth To Mouth
Author: Erin McCarthy

Read copy: eBook
Published: November 1, 2007
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758228295
ISBN-13: 9780758228291

In Love, There's No Such Thing As A Simple Plan

Rule #1: Cops maintain their distance.

It was supposed to be your average stakeout. My partner and I would scope out both the coffee shop and Laurel Wilkins, the latest target of con man Trevor Dean's scheme to meet women online and bilk them of their money?and everything else.

Rule #2: Cops think fast on their feet.

So I went inside to get a better look. So she happened to be gorgeous with a body that made me temporarily forget how to order coffee. So she knew my name—Russ Evans—and hugged me like we were more than friends. So what the $#@ is going on?

Rule #3: Cops never, ever get involved.

At least she?s willing to offer herself up as bait. All I have to do is keep her safe—and keep my hands off. Anything else would be against the rules. And oh so tempting...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Review: Mistletoe And Murder by Jenna Ryan

Title: Mistletoe And Murder
Author: Jenna Ryan

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: November 6, 2007
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373692943
ISBN-13: 9780373692941


Every Christmas the threats started again. They came delivered in red greeting cards, and this year Romana was forced to take them seriously. Even if it meant turning to Jacob Knight—the sexy detective she'd always kept at arm's length. After seven years, he was bigger, stronger and more man than she was prepared for. His dark past endangered Romana—but only his arms could provide protection from the convicted killer bent on exacting revenge. And as the nights grew longer and more difficult, their passions threatened to erupt—and expose them to dangers as irresistible as they were reckless.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Review: His 7-Day Fiancée by Gail Barrett

Title: His 7-Day Fiancée
Series: Love in 60 Seconds
Author: Gail Barrett
Read copy: eBook
Published: May 1, 2009
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426832796
ISBN-13: 9781426832796

After being falsely accused of murder, mega-billionaire Luke Montgomery couldn't afford more scandal. Especially if he wanted to clinch his plan to crush rival magnate Harold Rothchild. However, when the handsome high roller spotted a skittish single mom under siege in his Vegas casino, he figured the odds were finally in his favor...Before Amanda Patterson could catch her breath, Luke brokered a deal to spirit mother and child off to his mansion to protect them from a predator. His asking price? Pose as his fiancée. But Luke was blindsided by his smoldering desire for Amanda. Would this notorious playboy relinquish control and gamble on love?

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Review: The Heiress's 2-Week Affair by Marie Ferrarella

Title: The Heiress's 2-Week Affair
Series: Love in 60 Seconds
Author: Marie Ferrarella
Read copy: eBook
Published: April 1, 2009
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426831536
ISBN-13: 9781426831539

"Candace is dead."

Shell-shocked detective Natalie Rothchild wasn't sure what stung more—knowing that her twin had paid dearly for flaunting their fortune at a Las Vegas hot spot—or prying information from the man who went AWOL after promising her forever.

In between lame excuses and darkly possessive glances, casino security expert Matt Schaffer revealed how the bejeweled tabloid queen sashayed down the red carpet before she died. Yet he couldn't say whether Natalie was dealing with a crime of passion or a family foe on a wild rampage.

Would the two ex-lovers partner up to solve this horrific crime—or would they give the sizzling heat of Sin City a run for its money?

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Review: The Cavanaugh Code by Marie Ferrarella

Title: The Cavanaugh Code
Series: Cavanaugh Justice
Author: Marie Ferrarella
Read copy: eBook
Published: December 1, 2009
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426844867
ISBN-13: 9781426844867

While searching for clues in a murder victim's apartment, Detective Taylor McIntyre stumbles upon an intruder. Thinking she's got her killer, Taylor handcuffs him to a railing. The next morning, she's shocked when she runs into her "fugitive" at the police precinct. Even more infuriating is her undeniable attraction to him.

Private investigator J. C. Laredo finds Taylor's tough-as-nails demeanor a turn-on. And her stubborn refusal to accept his help in the murder investigation doesn't deter him. He always gets what he wants. But as the body count rises, J.C. and Taylor must race to find a twisted serial killer—before he finds them...

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Review: Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler

Title: Hard to Hold
Series: Hold Trilogy
Author: Stephanie Tyler
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 24, 2009
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440338840
ISBN-13: 9780440338840


Lieutenant Jake Hansen has survived some of the riskiest missions known to man. But now the wounded Navy SEAL faces his toughest job yet: smuggling Dr. Isabelle Markham out of Africa without triggering an international incident. Not easy to do when the gorgeous hostage happens to be a senator's daughter—and about as easy to resist as an oasis in the desert.

If it weren't for Jake, Isabelle would still be halfway across the world, where rebel forces left her for dead. The special ops warrior may have saved her life, but she doesn't need him to protect her now. Tell that to the ruggedly handsome hunk in full battle fatigues who's just been assigned as Isabelle's personal bodyguard. Close quarters aside, Isabelle won't let Jake anywhere near her heart—until danger throws them together again. And nothing in the jungles of wildest Africa could prepare them for a passion this wild. This crazy. This hot...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Review: Twelve Nights by Hope Tarr

Title: Twelve Nights
Author: Hope Tarr

Read copy: eBook
Published: December 1, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426844433
ISBN-13: 9781426844430

Bad boy Callum Fraser is head over heels for the first time in his life. Only his beloved, the Lady Alys, is keeping him out of her bed until their wedding Christmas morning. It's enough to drive a man crazy!

Still, he intends to make up for his restraint. There are many ways to seduce, and Callum's a master at all of them. His goal? To leave Alys shivering in desire, anticipating the many delicious ways he'll bring her pleasure on their wedding night and throughout the twelve days of Christmas.

At least that's the plan...until Alys's dead first husband shows up, very much alive!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Review: Hot-Wired by Jennifer LaBrecque

Title: Hot-Wired
Series: From 0-60
Author: Jennifer LaBrecque
Read copy: eBook
Published: May 1, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426832303
ISBN-13: 9781426832307

Bad boy Beau Stillwell was born with a need for speed. The reigning champ of Outlaw racing, Beau's always been a lightning rod for women—but not one of them has ever sent a real sizzle his way.

Until he meets Natalie Bridges, his little sister's wedding planner. Natalie's uptight. Controlling. But Beau discovers that underneath her cool, classic exterior, Natalie's a fiery little hot rod. And he knows exactly how to get her engine revved...

But when Natalie finds out Beau's deceived her, she hits the brakes. It's time for a little payback. And Natalie's going to start by driving Beau absolutely wild...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Review: Out of Control by Julie Miller

Title: Out of Control
Series: From 0-60
Author: Julie Miller
Read copy: eBook
Published: April 1, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426831048
ISBN-13: 9781426831041

Legendary detective Black Jack Riley likes fast cars and faster women. But he's a man on a mission: going undercover at the Dahlia Speedway to avenge a friend.

Enter sexy, unpredictable young mechanic Alexandra Morgan. She's delicious trouble, with a capital T! She's also key to his success...

...if Jack can keep her from blowing his cover.

Their thrilling rides between the sheets are a sweet bonus. Yet no matter how hard and hot Alex revs his motor, vengeance drives Jack. If he loses control, he loses the case.

And even the raciest sex of his life isn't worth that....

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Review: A Long, Hard Ride by Alison Kent

Title: A Long, Hard Ride
Series: From 0-60
Author: Alison Kent
Read copy: eBook
Published: March 1, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426829566
ISBN-13: 9781426829567

Cardin Worth is ready to tune up her engine—with Trey, her former crush! However, he's a Davis—one of her car-racing family's bitter rivals. But she might be able to create peace, and also get some sizzling sex on the side...

...if Trey pretends to be her fiancé, that is!

Having a little fun on those steamy Southern nights seems like a great idea. Just to patch up the feud, of course. Then Trey'll be leaving town again—this time for good.

But Cardin's not sure she can relinquish the superheated sex...Because Trey's the most talented, uh, mechanic to ever look under her hood!

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