Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review: Miss Amelia Lands a Duke by Sandy Raven

Title: Miss Amelia Lands a Duke
Series: The Caversham Chronicles
Author: Sandy Raven
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 2, 2014
Publisher: Sandy Raven, LLC
ASIN: B00O59KH4G

Spinster Amelia accepts a position as a companion to her social-climbing aunt who is planning her next wedding before she is even out of mourning for her second husband. And the man her aunt is stalking is none other than the wealthy widower, the Duke of Caversham.

Horrified by her aunt’s behavior, Amelia decides to hide away in their host’s library and gardens for the duration of their visit. On an evening walk through the maze she meets an older gentleman who intrigues and arouses her. She flees without learning his name, only to stumble across that same handsome gentleman in the library days later, where to Amelia's astonishment, he kisses her. And she kisses him back!

Amelia and the duke are caught in their passionate embrace by her aunt. Embarrassed at her own wanton behavior, Amelia flees the room believing he’s used her to avoid her aunt. After confronting her aunt, the duke does what he believes is the honorable thing and makes plans to marry Amelia.

Only he never asks her.


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Review: The Secret to Seduction by Ember Casey

Title: The Secret to Seduction
Series: The Fontaines
Author: Ember Casey
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: March 11, 2015
Publisher: CreateSpcae
ASIN: B00UKL5PEU

Felicia Liddle has only eight days to seduce Hollywood bad boy Luca Fontaine.

If she wants to keep her dream job, she needs to score an interview with the infamous actor—or with one of his equally legendary (and ridiculously sexy) brothers, the notorious Fontaine boys of Hollywood. And everyone knows that the Fontaines never give interviews--but everyone also knows that neither Luca nor any of his brothers can resist a charming woman, and Felicia's sure that's her way in.

The only problem? Historically speaking, Felicia's way more likely to put her foot in her mouth (or generally make an idiot of herself) than charm the pants off of anyone.

Enter Roman Everet: media mogul (read: billionaire), insanely sexy, and—oh yeah—Felicia's new boss. He might hold the fate of her job in his hands, but he's more than willing to help her become an expert in seduction...


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Review: Wraith's Awakening by Virna DePaul

Title: Wraith's Awakening
Series: Para-Ops
Author: Virna DePaul
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: March 2, 2012
Publisher: Virna DePaul
ASIN: B007GO33UW

A naked female wakes up in an alley with no memory of her human life. Her blue-tinged skin, white hair, and hazy eyes exude "walking dead," and several individuals, including a sophisticated vampire named Colt, claim she's a ghost. Meet Wraith and witness her awakening.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Review: The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History by Chris Smith

Title: The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
Author: Chris Smith

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: November 22, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ASIN: B01BU1ITZU

For sixteen years (1999-2015), The Daily Show was a game-changer in television, blurring the line between opinionated news reportage and comedy. It launched careers, lampooned legions of public figures and garnered 18 Emmy's. Now the fascinating behind-the-scenes antics, controversies and relationships will be chronicled by legendary host Jon Stewart and the players themselves. Starting with the inception of the show and Craig Kilborn's turn as host, this history will cover the groundbreaking election coverage, Jon's famous monologue in the wake of 9/11, confrontations with John McCain and Hillary Clinton, The O'Reilly Factor, the war with CNN and every satirical moment in between, including legendary cast members Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Lewis Black, Jon Hodgman, Steve Carell, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver and a foreword from Jon Stewart.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Review: Truth or Date by Susan Hatler

Title: Truth or Date
Series: Better Date than Never
Author: Susan Hatler
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: April 24, 2013
Publisher: Hatco Publishing
ASIN: B00CJ3GPDM

Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s amazing and total marriage material.

As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. When his turn comes around, he dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Gina finds playing couple with Chris way too much fun.

Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship begins to feel painfully real. Fearing she might be falling for another fly-by man, Gina must focus on Ethan so she doesn’t make the same dating mistakes all over again.


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Review: Cop On Her Doorstep by Karen Docter

Title: Cop On Her Doorstep
Series: True Love In Uniform
Author: Karen Docter
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: June 14, 2015
Publisher: Karen Docter
ASIN: B00ZPZ47KE

In the six years since her husband was killed by S.W.A.T., Carrie Padilla has spent long hours at work, rebuilding a life for herself and her son. The little time she has at home is spent keeping her eight-year-old son out of trouble, but he is all too eager to try to be the man in the house. When a handsome cop shows up on her doorstep, her errant son in tow, Carrie's heart stutters. The sexy Italian cop sets off all kinds of bells in her system, and she knows there's only one thing she can do to save what is left of her family, her husband’s memory, and her heart...avoid her new neighbor at all costs.

S.W.A.T. officer Jake Stafani already lost one little boy to gang violence, the dead boy’s older brother is missing, and Jake's not about to let the same thing happen to a neighbor's son. He drags the youngster home only to discover much more than a passing interest in the boy's beautiful, but wary, mother. Forced to take a leave of absence after a bust goes awry, Jake can think of nothing better to occupy his time than to keep Carrie and her son safe, and locate the missing teen who holds the key to taking the gang off the streets, once and for all.

But Jake doesn’t count on his stubborn, intriguing neighbor distracting him from his job, or the passion that flares between them. He doesn’t expect her amazing son to steal a piece of his heart. Jake is ready to risk everything for Carrie, body and soul. But it’s not all up to him. If their new love is to survive, Carrie will need to be strong enough to see the man's beating heart behind the badge, to look beyond the pain of her past, and decide that loving again is worth the risk.


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Review: The Bad Assassin by S. Doyle

Title: The Bad Assassin
Author: S. Doyle

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: May 9, 2016
Publisher: Bad Boy Romance / S. Doyle
ASIN: B01FGRG6MM

Zeke Rodgers, the government's most deadly agent, is known only as the Poltergeist. He's on the run, and getting lost is the only way to stay alive. Luckily Hope's Point Alaska, is the end of the world. Now he's living a quiet life, his past a memory.

It's all about to go to hell.

When Eve Donner stumbles into Hope's Point to do research, she's the only woman in a world of uncivilized men. One man has decided she's worth protecting - but Eve has no idea her new bodyguard is one of the most badass killers alive.

Zeke's past quickly catches up to him and bullets start to fly. However, he can't keep his mind - or his hands - off the sexy scientist.

He'll have to find away. Because he can protect her, or he can trust her.

He can't do both.


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Review: Not a Hero by Sarah Robinson

Title: Not A Hero
Author: Sarah Robinson

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Sarah Robinson
ASIN: B01L4XZ858

Former Marine, Miles Kydd, is trying to readjust to civilian life after ending his career and returning to his small home town when he learned his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he’s expected to be—possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan.

Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father’s live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together they are explosive—in more ways than one.

A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles’s heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she’s not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he’ll let her.

Things get complicated fast when Miles realizes burying his secrets isn’t actually the same as healing from them and if he wants the girl, he’s going to have to tell her the truth—the one thing he can’t do.


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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Review: Primal Force by D.D. Ayres

Title: Primal Force
Series: K-9 Rescue
Author: D.D. Ayres
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 1, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ASIN: B00UG65NPK

Passion is always worth fighting for...

Jori Garrison trains dogs for Warrior Wolf Pack, which provides service animals for disabled veterans. Four years ago, she was wrongly convicted of a crime—thanks to her no-good ex-fianc√©. Now she just wants to live her life in peace with her beloved dogs. No men, no complications. But it’s hard to play it cool when a lethally hot male is on her tail—and the attraction is fierce, mutual, and dangerous...

PRIMAL FORCE

Lauray "Law" Batisse is a Military Police veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan. Haunted by the loss of his K-9 partner in combat, he’s reluctant to accept a service dog named Samantha into his life. But once he meets her trainer—the gorgeous Jori Garrison—he can’t fight his primal instincts. And neither can Jori. This sexy alpha male might be the only man strong enough to unleash her desires. And when unseen enemies start hunting them down, he and his new K-9 partner might be her only hope...to survive.


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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Review: The Beast of Bath by Chasity Bowlin

Title: The Beast of Bath
Author: Chasity Bowlin

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Chasity Bowlin
ASIN: B00XTEMJR6

Lord Victor Mayhew, Viscount Norcross, lives in the shadows, hiding his scarred face from those who would fear him...or worse, pity him. He's become accustomed to the dark, and to the aching loneliness that is his only and constant companion. But while traversing the city in the dark of night, he encounters a beautiful woman who is running for her life.

Lady Thessaly Shade has discovered that the prettiest of faces can hide the ugliest of hearts. While Lord Norcross keeps his face carefully concealed from her, he cannot hide the fact that he is a man of honor, a man for whom the word gentleman is a way of life and not merely an honorary title.

With no way to repay him for his kindness, for his courage in aiding her at great risk to himself, Thessaly bargains with the only thing she possesses of value...herself. Can she convince him to trust her, to believe that she can see beyond the scars he bears to the man he is? Or will he push her away out of fear and retreat into the loneliness that he knows so well?


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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review: Unmasking of a Lady by Sophie Dash

Title: Unmasking Of A Lady
Author: Sophie Dash

Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: July 23, 2015
Publisher: Carina Press
ASIN: B00YALQON2

A woman is revealed…
By day Miss Harriet Groves is a highly respectable lady, and a darling of society with her quick wit and blonde beauty. But by night Harriet dons a disguise, riding out into the countryside as the feared – and often revered! – Green Highwayman.

A life of crime was never the plan, but saving her family from ruin keeps Harriet riding into danger under the cover of darkness. A danger made all the more acute by the arrival of Major Edward Roberts, the man commissioned to unmask Harriet’s legendary highwayman and bring him to justice!

Harriet’s far too clever to fall into any trap the Major sets to capture her alter ego. Understanding it’s best to keep your enemies close, she sets out to thoroughly distract the Major from his duty using all of her womanly charms.

Only allowing Edward closer has unexpected consequences for Harriet. How could she have guessed that time spent sparring and flirting with Major Roberts could inspire an excitement in her equal to the adrenaline surge she experiences on her night-time adventures? It seems the dashing Major is a danger to her life, and to her heart…


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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Review: Force of Attraction by D.D. Ayres

Title: Force of Attraction
Series: K-9 Rescue
Author: D.D. Ayres
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: March 31, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ASIN: B00NKBEGDS

The only thing more powerful than fear is desire...

A seasoned K-9 officer with the police in Maryland, Cole Jamison has left her old life behind her. With a new home and a new partner—a protective canine named Hugo—Cole is ready for fresh challenges. A crucial position on an important drug task force is exactly what she wants...until she discovers her gorgeous, infuriating ex-husband will be the DEA agent in charge.

FORCE OF ATTRACTION

Agent Scott Lucca may be a pro when it comes to undercover assignments, but this job is daunting even for him. Posing as a happy couple on the dog competition circuit means he and Cole need to get a lot closer than they've been in years. Playing a live-in couple should seem like a walk in the park compared to tracking a brutal criminal, but suddenly nothing could be more dangerous than the passionate fire they've rekindled...


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Friday, November 4, 2016

Review: Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres

Title: Irresistible Force
Series: K-9 Rescue
Author: D.D. Ayres
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: August 26, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ASIN: B00IHCFB8E

When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire...

For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.

Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend...to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart?


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