Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Review: Hold on to the Nights by Karen Foley

Title: Hold on to the Nights
Series: Dressed to Thrill
Author: Karen Foley
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 1, 2009
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426842651
ISBN-13: 9781426842658

Graeme Hamilton: Hollywood's hottest bachelor. Lara Whitfield: his biggest fan. To the world, they're strangers. But Lara has a juicy secret... their five-year-old annulled marriage is still legal!

How should Lara break the news? Jump Graeme at a fan convention, of course...in costume! Her reward: the earthshaking sex she's been missing.

But Graeme instantly recognizes Lara's tantalizing touch. And he's got a secret, too. First, though, he's going to make his wife pay for their years apart... one shattering orgasm at a time....

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Review: Making A Scene by Trudy Doyle

Title: Making a Scene
Author: Trudy Doyle

Read copy: eBook
Published: December 17, 2008
Publisher: Ravenous Romance
ISBN: 1607770075
ISBN-13: 9781607770077

Pamela Flynn is the author of the popular Tanaka & Shields series, about a hot Philadelphia detective duo whose upcoming fourth book will no doubt send Pam into the bestseller stratosphere. Or so believe her editor and agent, since a prestigious production company wants to turn the series into a movie. But only on one condition: Pam has one week to deliver a scene in which the sexy Philly cops finally drop the double entendre and do the down and dirty. But ever since Pam tossed out her live-in boy-toy after she caught him in bed with her oldest friend, she’s been cursed with a perpetual blank page. And if writer’s block isn’t bad enough, she can’t even get a decent cup of coffee.

So when Pam ends up at the new bistro, Serious Joe, she doesn’t realize how much inspiration can be packed into a gratis cup of coffee from the cafe’s steaming-hot owner, Roark Carmelli. But even though it’ll take a few Mocha Javettes, several croissants, a stakeout, a wild train trip, a gun to the head and the beta version of the mile high club, with Roark’s help, Pam’s betting she can make the scene!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Review: Shadow Protector by Jenna Ryan

Title: Shadow Protector
Author: Jenna Ryan

Read copy: eBook
Published: September 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426866186
ISBN-13: 9781426866180

Sera Hudson didn't need an invitation to Blue Ridge; she was looking for an escape. The only surviving witness of the Blindfold Killer, Sera wanted to lay low, but when danger found her yet again, she had no choice but to turn to the handsome local sheriff.

Logan may have patrolled a small town, but he had big-city instincts. The object of every woman's desire, he had a soft spot for newcomers and there was no chance he'd allow a murderer free rein over his charge. But he wasn't going to babysit Sera, either. He knew more about her than he let on, and their shared past held clues to the killer's identity. If they could find common ground, then maybe, just maybe, Sera could finally stop running away and see that he was her reason to stay....

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Review: Zorro by Isabel Allende

Title: Zorro
Author: Isabel Allende

Read copy: eBook
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0007201974
ISBN-13: 9780007201976

Witnessing the injustices against Native Americans by European settlers from childhood, Diego de la Vega, the son of an aristocratic Spanish landowner and a Shoshone mother, returns to California from school in Spain to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised to seek justice for the weak and helpless.

A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well.

Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, Diego de la Vega is a child of two worlds. His father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. At the age of sixteen, Diego is sent to Spain, a country chafing under the corruption of Napoleonic rule. He soon joins La Justicia, a secret underground resistance movement devoted to helping the powerless and the poor.

Between the New World and the Old, the persona of Zorro is formed, a great hero is born, and the legend begins. After many adventures—duels at dawn, fierce battles with pirates at sea, and impossible rescues —Diego de la Vega, a.k.a. Zorro, returns to America to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised and to seek justice for all who cannot fight for it themselves.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Review: Nocked for a Loop by Sam Cheever

Title: Nocked for a Loop
Author: Sam Cheever

Read copy: eBook
Published: July 20, 2009
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
ISBN-13: 9990100000290

When Cupid Christian Kairos sees the lush, beautiful goddess Arion on Olympus, he’s drawn to her like a bee to pollen. Her reaction to him suggests she feels the same. So when they find themselves alone together, it doesn’t take long for them to pollinate. Christian decides he has to have her for his own. Unfortunately she’s been promised to another.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Title: The Princess Bride
Author: William Goldman

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: October 8, 2007
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: 0156035219
ISBN-13: 9780156035217

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini - the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik - the gentle giant; Inigo - the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen - the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup's one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Review: Wild Heat by Bella Andre

Title: Wild Heat
Series: Hot Shots: Men of Fire
Author: Bella Andre
Read copy: eBook
Published: April 28, 2009
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 044033845X
ISBN-13: 9780440338451

He's a hotshot firefighter addicted to risk.
She's the sultry beauty he never saw coming.

Maya Jackson doesn't sleep with strangers. Until the night grief sent her to the nearest bar and into the arms of the most explosive lover she's ever had. Six months later, the dedicated arson investigator is coming face-to-face with him again. Gorgeous, grinning Logan Cain. Her biggest mistake. Now her number one suspect in a string of deadly wildfires.

Risking his life on a daily basis is what gets Logan up in the morning. As the leader of the elite Tahoe Pines Hotshot Crew, he won't back down from a blaze—or from beautiful, lethal Maya Jackson. She may have seduced him with her tears and her passion, but it'll be a cold day in hell before Logan lets down his guard again. But when Maya's life is threatened, his natural-born-hero instincts kick in, and Logan vows to protect the woman sworn to bring him down. And as desire reignites, nothing—not the killer fire nor the killer hot on their trail—can douse the flames....

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