Saturday, November 21, 2015

Review: La Mentira by Caridad Bravo Adams

Title: La Mentira
Author: Caridad Bravo Adams

Read copy: eBook
Published: 1972
Publisher: Editorial Diana, Mexico
ASIN: B001CMF2R6


En una síntesis llena de vigor, "La mentira" conduce a desentrañar las vivencias de las más significadas pasiones, las que subliman y las que envilecen. La honradez encasillada por los prejuicios: la nobleza, débil y por eso incapaz de luchar; la fortaleza de espíritu que arrostra todos los peligros, físicos y morales, para destruir el engaño y la falsía...

"La mentira" conmovedoramente humana, no interrumpe en ningún momento el clímax de la emoción.


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Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Where Evil Waits by Kate Brady

Title: Where Evil Waits
Series: Mann Family
Author: Kate Brady
Read copy: eBook
Published: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 1455576344
ISBN-13: 9781455576340

Special Prosecutor Kara Chandler made a name for herself putting violent criminals behind bars. But now, she'll face one of the world's most dangerous assassins...and put her life in his hands.
A killer is hunting Kara Chandler and her son, and systematically taking out anyone she turns to for help. Her only hope for escape is Luke Varon, a hitman for a powerful drug cartel. She's met Luke several times in the courtroom but he's always beaten the system. She's counting on him to do the same now, as he helps Kara fake her death and catch a killer.

But Luke isn't who Kara thinks he is. He's actually a secret agent under deep cover. The last thing he needs is a beautiful distraction like Kara Chandler. But the fear in her eyes is too real to ignore.

Luke assumes the assassin is somehow linked to Kara's late husband, a man who had a hand in several shady business deals. But soon they learn his connection to Kara is even more chilling. This killer has been waiting years for his chance to possess Kara, and now Luke will have only days to stop him.


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Review: Where Angels Rest by Kate Brady

Title: Where Angels Rest
Series: Mann Family
Author: Kate Brady
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 20, 2012
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 145551778X
ISBN-13: 9781455517787

A RACE FOR SALVATION

For the past decade, psychologist Erin Sims has been helping victims of violent crimes move on with life...but the one person she can't save is the one who matters most. In only seven days, her brother will be executed for a murder he didn't commit. Convinced she knows the identity of the real killer, Erin is determined to find the man and bring him to justice.

A COUNTDOWN TO DESTRUCTION

Sheriff Nick Mann moved to rural Ohio hoping to forget the tragedies of his past. When Erin shows up in town, bringing scandal and unwanted media attention with her, Nick knows she's trouble. No one believes sleepy Hopewell could harbor a serial killer...until residents begin to disappear. Now as Nick untangles the dark secrets plaguing his town, he can't help falling for the beautiful woman with the warm heart and iron will. And, as the days tick by, the truth becomes clear: Erin is hunting a vicious murderer—one whose only escape is to silence her forever.


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Review: Sinful Surrender by Elisabeth Naughton

Title: Sinful Surrender
Series: Aegis Security
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: April 19, 2014
Publisher: Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC
ASIN: B00JT3DH0O


One night of sin...
He’s been watching her—from the slopes, in the restaurant—and now he’s here, in the dimly lit bar of the swanky Vail resort, pretending not to notice her from across the crowded room. Songwriter Grace Ryder has never liked the spotlight, but her skin tingles whenever his mysteriously sexy gaze drifts her way. His muscular body may be built for danger, but those tempting lips scream sweet relief. Only one night will prove whether he’s safety or sin.

...will lead to a dangerous game of surrender.
Aegis operative Brian Walker’s orders are clear: observe, but don’t touch. Grace Ryder is off limits in every way possible. Things change, though, the moment the leggy brunette makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Desire leads to seduction and one night of surrender that will test both Brian’s personal and professional limits. And though his dark cravings win out, the cost could be more than he’s ready to accept. Because lurking in the shadows, a stalker’s waiting for the moment to strike, and if Brian’s not careful, his obsession for a woman he never should have touched could get them both killed.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Review: First Exposure by Elisabeth Naughton

Title: First Exposure
Series: Aegis Security
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 29, 2013
Publisher: Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC
ASIN: B00FKLJBD6


A film that could make her career...

America’s sweetheart, Avery Scott, is up for the biggest role of her life, one with Oscar potential. When her girl-next-door fame prevents Avery from doing the in-depth research for the sensual role herself, her assistant insists on traveling to an exclusive couples resort to handle the job. But when her friend goes missing, Avery’s focus shifts from landing the role of a lifetime to finding out what happened on the sultry Caribbean island.

A weekend that will change her life

Avery contacts Aegis Securities and hires one of their elite operatives to accompany her to the resort. She just doesn't expect to get former undercover FBI agent Cade Blackwell—the man who ripped out her teenage heart twelve years before. Avery’s a good actress. With a little work and a convincing disguise, she’s confident she can fool the staff at the resort. The question is...can she fool Cade? Because one weekend at the sexiest resort in the world with the only man she’s ever loved will expose her to more than just a kinky new lifestyle. It’ll expose her to numerous wicked firsts that will test every ounce of her self-control. And if she’s not careful, she could lose her heart—and her life—in the process.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Review: Beauty or Brains? by Barbara Cartland

Title: Beauty or Brains?
Author: Barbara Cartland

Read copy: eBook
Published: January 11, 2013
Publisher: M-y Books
ISBN: 1782130551
ISBN-13: 9781782130550

When the Marquis of Sherwood declines her invitation to a Society occasion with the scathing comment that he has no wish to spend his time with débutantes, whom he believes are "half-witted, gauche, stupid and not well-educated", Lady Katherine Wick is incensed. Even more so when she discovers that he apparently prefers the company of the Gaiety Girls, the femmes fatals of the theatrical set.

So she resolves to teach him a lesson by enlisting dear friend Lavina Vernon and her most beautiful, talented and witty friends to pose as Gaiety Girls at an unchaperoned party at the Marquis' country mansion—there to prove that Society girls are intelligent as well as glamorous. Kind, demure country parson's daughter Lavina is uncomfortable with this deceit—all the more so as she comes to realize that her heart belongs utterly to the Marquis. The question, once the pretense has been exposed, is whether he will treasure it...Or break it.


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Monday, June 1, 2015

Review: Three Fates by Nora Roberts

Title: Three Fates
Author: Nora Roberts

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 1, 2003
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749933550
ISBN-13: 9780749933555

MALACHI, GIDEON, AND REBECCA SULLIVAN are determined to recover a precious family heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three Fates that their great-great-grandfather liberated from the Lusitania.

The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York—and introduce them to a formidable female professor; to a daring exotic dancer who sees the Fates as her chance at a new life; and to a seductive security expert who knows how to play high-tech cat-and-mouse. And it will pit them in a suspenseful fight against an ambitious woman who will stop at nothing to acquire the Fates...


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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Review: The Major's Faux Fiancée by Erica Ridley

Title: The Major's Faux Fiancée
Series: The Dukes of War
Author: Erica Ridley
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: June 1, 2015
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
ASIN: B00U68EKWA

When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. He figures now that he's missing a leg, a faux fiancée is the best an ex-soldier can get. He admires her pluck, but the lady deserves a whole man—and he'll ensure she gets one.

Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool's chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway. But the major is equally determined that she break the engagement. With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love...


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Review: The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress by Erica Ridley

Title: The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress
Series: The Dukes of War
Author: Erica Ridley
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: March 2, 205
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
ASIN: B00QFGP5HG


Captain Xavier Grey’s body is back amongst the Beau Monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn’t deserve it. Just like he doesn't deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed...

Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review: The Viscount's Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley

Title: The Viscount's Christmas Temptation
Series: The Dukes of War
Author: Erica Ridley
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
ASIN: B00OR549DS


Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fête of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time—he needs her!

When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family's annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after twelve days of beguiling Lady Amelia's guerrilla tactics, he's up to his cravat with tinsel . . . and tumbling head over heels in love.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

Title: The Liar
Author: Nora Roberts

Read copy: Paperback
Published: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Putnam
ISBN: 0399174400
ISBN-13: 9780399174407

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions...

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning...


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