Monday, December 27, 2010

Review: Risky Business by Nora Roberts

Title: Risky Business
Author: Nora Roberts

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 5, 2010
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 0263877264
ISBN-13: 9780263877267

'I felt the knife against my throat and thought I was going to die'.

Liz Palmer runs a dive business in the quiet tranquillity of a Caribbean island. Tranquil, that is, until a routine trip over the reef reveals the body of her newest employee—diver Jerry Sharpe. But when his brother, Jonas, shows up asking questions, Liz can't see how she can help. She barely knew Jerry. Then someone breaks into Liz's apartment, intent on her murder. Liz realises that she is already more involved in Jonas' quest to unravel Jerry's murky past than she wanted to be. And now Jonas and Liz will be drawn into a dangerous criminal underworld that could cost them both their lives...

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Review: Nightshade by Nora Roberts

Title: Nightshade
Series: Night Tales
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: December 4, 2009
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 0263877183
ISBN-13: 9780263877182


Colt Nightshade: Professional troubleshooter. A damn good man to know—if he’s on your side…

Althea Grayson: That’s Lieutenant Althea Grayson—a hell of a cop, and heaven in his arms.

Colt Nightshade made his living facing danger—alone. But his search for a runaway girl through the steamy side of the city was one time he had to have help—whether he liked it or not. And if a man had to have a partner, he could do a whole lot worse than Althea Grayson. She was all business…and embodied his every pleasure. Soon, trouble became a four-letter word called love!

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Review: Night Shadow by Nora Roberts

Title: Night Shadow
Series: Night Tales
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: September 4, 2009
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 0263875245
ISBN-13: 9780263875249

Fear casts a long shadow....

In a city ruled by fear...

...a solitary figure shrouded in black walked the night, determined to awaken a terrified metropolis from the nightmare of crime. There was nothing — no bullets, and certainly not legal technicalities — that could deter the man they called Nemesis from his mission.

Deborah O'Roarke, an idealistic young prosecutor waging her own war against crime, owed Nemesis her very life. She shared his passion for justice, yet she could not accept his lawless methods. Still, though she fought her unwelcome desire for this disturbing stranger, she was unable to deny her longing to share the shadows that were his home....

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Review: Night Shift by Nora Roberts

Title: Night Shift
Series: Night Tales
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 7, 2009
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 0263875229
ISBN-13: 9780263875225

Her voice was like hot whiskey, smooth and potent, but it was her contradictions that fascinated Detective Boyd Fletcher - the vulnerability beneath her self-sufficient facade. Radio announcer Cilla O'Roarke was being threatened, and it was Boyd's job to protect her. But though she protested his intrusion into her life, an undeniable attraction sizzled between them...and anything could happen on the Night Shift.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Review: The Orchid Hunter by Sandra K. Moore

Title: The Orchid Hunter
Author: Sandra K. Moore

Read copy: eBook
Published: June 21, 2010
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426867034
ISBN-13: 9781426867033

More hunter than botanist, Dr. Jessie Robards had dedicated her life to tracking down the world's rarest flowers. But finding the Death Orchid was different. The legendary medicinal flower could save her dying uncle—if she could keep the precious bloom out of her greedy competitors' hands. But she'd need more than her scientific mind and strong legs to survive the perils of the Amazon. This time the independent adventurer would need the courage to trust a man she barely knew on a journey into the heart of darkness....

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Review: Sex and the Single Pearl by Mia Varano

Title: Sex and the Single Pearl
Author: Mia Varano

Read copy: eBook
Published: August 1, 2008
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
ISBN: 1603102140
ISBN-13: 9781603102148

Urban legend promises the woman who finds the single pearl one week of pure sexual fulfillment, so L.A. attorney, Kyra Davis, is thrilled when she finds the fabled gem. There's only one problem. Kyra doesn't even know her own sexual fantasies. Can hot-shot sports attorney, Gavin St. Clair, help her realize those fantasies? Gavin doesn't know a thing about the single pearl, but he does know he wants to lead the reserved Kyra on an exploration of her deepest desires.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Review: The Fall by Marie Force

Title: The Fall
Author: Marie Force

Read copy: eBook
Published: December 16, 2010
Publisher: Smashwords

Dr. Ted Duffy has finally met a woman who makes him ache with desire. Too bad she’s dating his best friend of twenty years.

This simple premise has momentous consequences for Ted in “The Fall,” a story that explores the bonds of friendship, the expectations of family, and the power of love to unite and divide.

Ted is a third-generation pediatric oncologist in Boston. He is thirty-seven years old, married to his work, and his patients are his kids. He and his college friends spend summer weekends in Newport, Rhode Island, which is the only break Ted gets from the grind of his job. After a devastating loss at work, he leaves for Newport where he meets his friend’s new girlfriend, Caroline.

During that first weekend together, Ted and Caroline fall in love. When they later act on their feelings, shock and disbelief ricochet through his tight-knit group of friends and family. A highly respected doctor, a beloved son and grandson, a loyal friend, Ted is stunned by his sudden free fall from grace. Sometimes love is not enough...or is it?

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Review: Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann

Title: Infamous
Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Read copy: eBook
Published: July 27, 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 0345521218
ISBN-13: 9780345521217

When history professor Alison Carter became a consultant to the film version of the Wild West legend she’d dedicated her career to researching, she couldn’t possibly have known that she would not only get a front-row seat to a full-blown Hollywood circus but would innocently witness something that would put her life in peril. Nor did she expect that a tall stranger in a cowboy hat would turn the movie—and her world—completely upside down.

A. J. Gallagher didn’t crash the set in dusty Arizona to rub elbows with Hollywood’s elite. Unable to ignore ghosts from the past that refuse to stay buried, A. J. came to put an end to the false legend that has tarnished the reputation of his family. But when he confronts Alison, sparks fly. And when Alison is targeted by ruthless criminals, suddenly she and A .J. must face the intense attraction that threatens to consume them—and survive the danger that threatens their very lives.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Review: True North by Marie Force

Title: True North
Author: Marie Force

Read copy: eBook
Published: November 23, 2010
Publisher: Smashwords

The first time Travis North lays eyes on Liana McDermott, she’s wearing the most hideous bridesmaid dress he’s ever seen. He doesn't immediately recognize the world-famous super model who is attending her cousin Enid's wedding at the country club he owns.

Thanks to Enid's shameless matchmaking, Travis and Liana become acquainted and later embark on a two-week fling intended to be free of emotion and entanglement. As Liana's return to work gets closer, however, Travis wonders how he'll ever let her go when the time comes while Liana considers whether he might be her true north.

Two high-powered careers, two amazing weeks and a love that comes along just once in a lifetime. Is she ready to give up her career for a different kind of life? Does he want the same things she does? After insisting on an emotionless affair, she can't very well ask him. Or can she?

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