Monday, June 29, 2009

Review: Heated Rush by Leslie Kelly

Title: Heated Rush
Series: The Wrong Bed
Author: Leslie Kelly
Read copy: eBook
Published: July 1, 2008
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426818920
ISBN-13: 9781426818929

You know you're hard up when you have to buy a date...

But Annie Davis's big family reunion is looming, and she needs a stand-in man fast or she'll never hear the end of it. Any gorgeous guy will do. Her solution? The drop-dead-sexy man at the charity bachelor auction. His good looks and blue-collar background make him perfect for her! Or is he?

Sean Murphy has a bit of a surprise for Annie. Not only is he not blue-collar, he's actually a sophisticated European entrepreneur, one who's made pleasuring women an art form. And he wants to permanently pleasure Annie! But Sean knows that if she discovers his secret, their wickedly delicious liaison will be over. Lucky for both of them, he's learned enough tricks to keep Annie distracted for a long, long time....

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Review: Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly

Title: Slow Hands
Series: The Wrong Bed
Author: Leslie Kelly
Read copy: eBook
Published: June 1, 2008
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426830718
ISBN-13: 9781426830716

This is Maddy Turner's lucky day. The civilized society girl just bid on sexy rogue Jake Wallace at a charity bachelor auction—and won! But Maddy knows Jake's dirty little secret. And it should keep her from trying out her new boy toy. Too bad she can't stop herself from indulging in raw, quite uncivilized sex all the same....

Jake Wallace is utterly bewitched by Maddy—and utterly bewildered. How can this tantalizing woman melt so rapturously under his ministrations one moment, then turn into a haughty queen the next? He's determined to get to the bottom of Maddy's agenda. One slow, delicious inch at a time...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Review: Leaping Hearts by Jessica Bird

Title: Leaping Hearts
Author: Jessica Bird

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: July 30, 2002
Publisher: Ivy Books
ISBN: 0804119880
ISBN-13: 9780804119887

A beautiful young woman with a defiant spirit, A. J. Sutherland spends a small fortune on a horse with a wild reputation, and is forced to sacrifice her position at her family’s stables to keep him. She plans to ride the magnificent stallion in the biggest event of the show jumping season—and she knows she can win. But without the backing of Sutherland Stables, A. J. must rely on a stranger to help her: a man who makes her heart pound, her head spin ...and who just happens to be a legend in equestrian circles.

When Devlin McCloud’s career was cut short by a tragic accident, he never expected to get back in the ring. But when A. J. asks him to be her trainer, he finds he cannot resist the chance—or his stunning new employer. And what begins as a business arrangement soon becomes something deeper, as Devlin and A. J. learn that even in a sport full of hazards, sometimes the most dangerous thing to risk is one’s heart...

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Review: Mysteria (anthology) by MadyJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, P.C. Cast, Gena Showalter

Title: Mysteria
Author: MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, P.C. Cast, Gena Showalter

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: July 5, 2006
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 0425211061
ISBN-13: 9780425211069

Hundreds of years ago, in the mountains of Colorado (just close enough to Denver for great shoe shopping), the small town of Mysteria was “accidentally” founded by a random act of demonic kindness. Over time, it has become a veritable magnet for the supernatural—a place where magic has quietly coexisted with the mundane world.

It’s a town like any other town, where the high school’s Fighting Fairies give fans something to cheer about, where everyone knows your name—if not exactly what you are—at the local bar, and where the wishing well actually lives up to its name.

Strange occurrences happen every day, but now the ladies of Mysteria are about to unleash a tempest of seduction that will have tongues wagging for centuries to come...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Review: Killer Charms by Marianne Stillings

Title: Killer Charms
Series: Darling Detectives
Author: Marianne Stillings
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 26, 2008
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0060850744
ISBN-13: 9780060850746

If he could really see the future...

Logan Sinclair is nothing but a fraud. Or at least that's what Inspector Andie Darling, undercover on the streets of San Francisco, is determined to prove. Sure, the sexy Scotsman may say he's a clairvoyant, but Andie's never believed in second sight—or love at first sight. So why does his sweet talk turn her into a lovestruck fool?

He'd know that Andie Darling always gets her man...

Getting the goods on the elusive con man would get Andie out of boring Vice and into Homicide, yet all she can think about is getting into Logan's arms. But juggling her job and her heart leaves her with little time to protect herself from a crazed killer hot on her heels. Logan would love to help Andie—and get closer to her—but charm might not be enough to save them now...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Review: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Title: The Da Vinci Code
Series: Robert Langdon
Author: Dan Brown
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 1, 2004
Publisher: Corgi
ISBN: 0552149519
ISBN-13: 9780552149518

Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci—and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vaults of history.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Review: Last Wolf Standing by Rhyannon Byrd

Title: Last Wolf Standing
Series: Bloodrunners
Author: Rhyannon Byrd
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 1, 2008
Publisher: Silhouette Books
ISBN: 0373617828
ISBN-13: 9780373617821


That a woman who was his perfect match even existed. And that he'd find her in a bustling café. Yet just the scent of sweet, mortal Torrance Watson ignited a driving, explosive need to claim her that he knew his pack would never sanction. Worse, the rogue werewolf he'd been hunting had sensed that attraction and made Torry his prey.

Forced to safeguard her from this ruthless assassin, who already posed a threat to his pack, Mason now faced the ultimate challenge. Did he have the courage to cross the line by sealing the blood bond that would make Torry his alone—a disloyalty few of his kind ever survived—or would he live an eternity without love?

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Review: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Title: Angels & Demons
Series: Robert Langdon
Author: Dan Brown
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: June 18, 2001
Publisher: Corgi
ISBN: 0552148717
ISBN-13: 9780552148719

When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church.

Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the ’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.

Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Review: Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James

Title: Just the Sexiest Man Alive
Author: Julie James

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: October 7, 2008
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425224201
ISBN-13: 9780425224205

Cool. Calm. Collected.

Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her–not even her cheating ex-fiancé. So when she’s assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob’s charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.

Confident. Famous. Irresistible.

Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. When Taylor Donovan gives him the cold shoulder, he’s thrown for a loop. She’s unlike any other woman he’s ever met: uninterested in the limelight, seemingly immune to his advances, and shockingly capable of saying no to him. She’s the perfect challenge. And the more she rejects him, the more he begins to realize that she may just be his perfect match...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Review: The Cursed One by Ronda Thompson

Title: The Cursed One
Series: Wild Wulfs of London
Author: Ronda Thompson
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: November 28, 2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312935757
ISBN-13: 9780312935757

Wed and widowed in one day, stunning socialite Amelia Sinclair's honeymoon is anything but typical. Then again, neither is Amelia—rebellious and impulsive, marrying Robert Collingsworth was the one sensible thing she ever did. Now he's dead, and she must escape the vicious creatures stalking her—even if it means relying on a stranger. Well, maybe not a complete stranger. Amelia first glimpsed Gabriel Wulf years ago on the busy streets of London; since then he has haunted her dreams. But in the flesh, Gabriel is much more tantalizing than she ever dreamt, and much more complicated.

Gabriel Wulf, the strong one, the sensible one—the family, and the curse that plagued them, were his only priorities; there was little time for women and none for love. Now, he must protect an enticing beauty—and not just from the dangers that prowl the woods around them. Gabriel has secrets, dark ones he's sure Amelia must never know and could never understand. But she has already awakened his heart...and the beast within. Will Amelia be the key to his salvation, or the architect of her own demise?

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