Saturday, September 28, 2013

Review: Play by Play by Kate Donovan

Title: Play by Play
Series: Play Makers
Author: Kate Donovan
Read copy: eBook
Published: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781937349776


Former college football star Jake Dublin’s wildly popular sports blog also details his personal life. And lately it’s all about Sophie, the pretty young woman who just moved into his apartment building. His readers know her only as “Elevator Girl,” and they’re all rooting for Jake to score.

The blog posts and banter with his followers are all in good fun, and he fully intends to come clean with the woman he’s wooing and wowing. That is, until she confides that she grew up in a house full of jocks and even dated a few. Her verdict? Never again!

Jake knows he needs to confess. But somewhere along the line he fell in love with Sophie and can’t stand the thought of losing her. So he procrastinates, and blogs, and digs himself deeper into a hole, until it all leads to a showdown that’s so nail-biting, not even the best play-by-play guy could ever have seen it coming.


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief by Emily Greenwood

Title: Gentlemen Prefer Mischief
Series: Mischief
Author: Emily Greenwood
Read copy: eBook
Published: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402276346
ISBN-13: 9781402276347

It's going to take a dash of mischief to bring these two together…

If it hadn’t been for the haunted woods, Lily Teagarden would never have spoken to her neighbor, Viscount Roxham. Known to the fashionable world as Lord Perfect, to Lily he’s a man she can never respect…and the careless rogue who broke her fledgling heart. But sightings of eerie lights among his trees are causing her trouble, and she needs his help.

Intrigued by this prim beauty who was once an ugly duckling, Roxham agrees to investigate, though hardly has he begun when she mysteriously undermines his efforts. The mischief she throws in his path awakens his sleeping heart, just as his touch stirs a passion she can’t accept. But Roxham is the last man to whom Lily would surrender, and it’s going to take everything he’s got to win her love.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: Deep Autumn Heat by Elisabeth Barrett

Title: Deep Autumn Heat
Series: Star Harbor
Author: Elisabeth Barrett
Read copy: eBook
Published: July 9, 2012
Publisher: LoveSwept
ISBN: 1448111609
ISBN-13: 9781448111602

Lexie Meyers decides there's nothing sweeter than watching Sebastian Grayson's perfect, wicked mouth devour her coconut cake. He's hot, he's hungry, and he's sizing her up like she's the best thing on the menu. But she's been burned in the past and flings just aren't her thing. Too bad Sebastian can't resist a challenge.

Worldly, famous, and notorious with the ladies, Seb had planned a weekend of fishing and relaxation with his brothers. Until Lexie, with her kissable lips and frosty "get lost" attitude, makes him want to forget his culinary empire and create some magic with her. After he fires up his charm-including challenging her to a televised cook-off to break through her resistance-it's now hotter in the bedroom than it is in the kitchen and Lexie isn't sure whether she's lost her mind . . . or just her heart.


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Monday, September 23, 2013

Review: Concrete Evidence by Rachel Grant

Title: Concrete Evidence
Series: Evidence
Author: Rachel Grant
Read copy: eBook
Published: April 11, 2013
Publisher: Janus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0989301001
ISBN-13: 9780989301008

A year ago she lost everything. Now she wants revenge…

Accused of stealing artifacts from a five hundred year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s concealed her past and taken a job certain to give her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She's finally closing in on her goal, when she's distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge.

But Lee Scott is no intern. He's looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.

As Erica and Lee struggle to conceal their real agendas, the one thing they can’t hide is the attraction that burns hot between them. When Erica’s quest puts her life in jeopardy, Lee must choose between old loyalties and a woman he never expected to fall for.


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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review: Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts

Title: Chesapeake Blue
Series: Chesapeake Bay Saga
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Paperback
Published: April 1, 2010
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749952725
ISBN-13: 9780749952723

The first ten years of Seth Quinn's life were a prison of fear and neglect—until he was rescued by the Quinns: father Ray, and hot-blooded brothers Phillip, Ethan and Cameron.

Now an adult and successful artist, Seth returns home to Chesapeake Bay, to the only family he has ever known. There he meets newcomer to the town Drusilla Whitcomb Banks, but while an attraction sparks, Seth realises that she is way out of his league. Added to which, her own history has taught her not to give her heart lightly.

But Seth cannot ignore his feelings. And if he is ever to win a place in Dru's affections, he must finally face up to his own tragic past and the mother who sold him ...


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review: Inner Harbour by Nora Roberts

Title: Inner Harbour
Series: Chesapeake Bay Saga
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Paperback
Published: March 4, 2010
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749952679
ISBN-13: 9780749952679

Phillip Quinn had done everything to make his life seem perfect. With his career on the fast track and a condo overlooking the Inner Harbour, his life on the street was firmly in the past. But one look at his adopted brother Seth and the memories come flooding back. In Seth he sees the boy he once was.

Seth's future seems assured—until Dr Sybill Griffin shows up in the sleepy town of St. Christopher's. She claims to be researching the town for her new book, but Phillip is sure she is hiding something. While he is determined to uncover her motives, Sybill cannot deny her own growing feelings for the intense and mysterious Quinn—but the secret she hides has the power to shatter the brothers' lives for ever...


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review: Rising Tides by Nora Roberts

Title: Rising Tides
Series: Chesapeake Bay Saga
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Paperback
Published: February 4, 2010
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749952628
ISBN-13: 9780749952624

Ethan Quinn shares his late father's passion for the ocean, and he's determined to make the family boat-building business a success. But as well as looking out for his young brother Seth, the strong but guarded Quinn is also battling some difficult home truths.

Grace Monroe, the woman Ethan has always loves but never believed he could have, is learning that appearances can be deceptive. For beneath Ethan's still, dark waters lies a shocking past. With Grace's help, can he overcome the shadows that haunt him and finally accept who he is?


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Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Sea Swept by Nora Roberts

Title: Sea Swept
Series: Chesapeake Bay Saga
Author: Nora Roberts
Read copy: Paperback
Published: January 21, 2010
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749952571
ISBN-13: 9780749952570

A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father called him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changed overnight...

After years of independence, Cameron had to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggled with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flared between Cameron and his brothers, but they tried to put aside their differences for Seth's sake. In the end, a social worker would decide Seth's fate, and as tough as she was beautiful, she had the power to bring the Quinns together—or tear them apart...


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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review: Deception Cove by Jayne Castle

Title: Deception Cove
Series: Harmony, Rainshadow
Author: Jayne Castle
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Jove
ISBN: 0515152854
ISBN-13: 9780515152852

As a light-talent, Alice North has the rare ability to make things disappear, including herself—a gift that comes in handy during her magic act with her dust bunny Houdini.

Business mogul Drake Sebastian is day-blind, since his sight was nearly destroyed in a lab accident. But he’s the one man who can see Alice when she disappears—and he needs her.

On Rainshadow Island, two dangerous Old World crystals are missing, igniting a paranormal storm. Drake thinks Alice is the key to finding them, and proposes they head there, but only after a Marriage of Convenience.

Alice’s honeymoon on Rainshadow is guaranteed to be memorable, as the island—and the passion between her and Drake—is about to explode...


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: The Last Arrow by Marsha Canham

Title: The Last Arrow
Series: Robin Hood Trilogy
Author: Marsha Canham
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 7, 1997
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440222575
ISBN-13: 9780440222576

THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS

She caught him trespassing on her family's lands, the sensuous and mysterious knight who had come to Normandy to challenge her brother, Robin, in the tournament at Chateau Gaillard. Brenna Wardieu's well-honed instincts warned her that Griffyn Renaud was no ordinary mercenary. When she discovered he was the invincible Prince of Darkness, undefeated champion in three lands, she feared he has been hired to do more than just defeat Robin in the lists.

THE FIRES OF PASSION

She was Lady Brenna Wardieu, daughter of the legendary Black Wolf, and from the moment Griffyn found himself at the mercy of the magnificent lady archer, he suspected he had met his match. And when she offered him her body in exchange for her brother's life, it proved to be the instrument of his own defeat, for the passion he discovered in her arms threatened to shatter not only the armor surrounding his heart, but the peace of two kingdoms.


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Review: In the Shadow of Midnight by Marsha Canham

Title: In The Shadow of Midnight
Series: Robin Hood Trilogy
Author: Marsha Canham
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 5, 1994
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440206138
ISBN-13: 9780440206132

IGNITED BY A TREASONOUS PLOT, A PASSION DEFYING A KING'S COMMAND.

Niece to the powerful Marshal of England, Lady Ariel de Clare was as skilled with the broadsword as any knight—a fierce, headstrong beauty determined to disobey the King himself rather than marry by decree. No man would ever command her. And no man did—until she met the legendary warrior pledged to see her safely to Wales, the bastard son of a nobleman who challenged her untamed soul.

She was a complication Eduard FitzRandwulf d'Amboise could ill afford, the ravishing redhead disguised as a squire in his ragtag band, a pawn in a dangerous plan to rescue Princess Eleanor from the unspeakable evil of King John. There was no room for error—or for wildfire passions raging out of control.


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