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Review: ‘She Can Tell’ by Melina Leigh

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Review: ‘She Can Tell’ by Melina Leigh

She Can Tell

by Melinda Leigh
Published by Montlake Romance on December 4th 2012
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 337
Format: eArc
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When a terrible accident abruptly ends her riding career, Rachel Parker returns to Pennsylvania to rebuild her family’s horse farm. But her welcome home is anything but warm. Her sister’s abusive husband and a violent vandal threaten Rachel’s new business and her life. Someone is systematically trying to destroy her. Someone who knows private things about her. Someone who’s been watching her. Now Rachel must face the fact that the sins of her carefully hidden past have returned to haunt her.…
Police Chief Mike O’Connell never had trouble drawing the line between his personal life and his job—until he met Rachel Parker. Mike’s investigation uncovers a shocking number of secrets and suspects. But the stalker’s escalating violence convinces him he doesn’t have much time to sort through it all. Whoever is watching Rachel wants her dead. Mike and Rachel race to untangle a web of deceit and lies that stretches two decades into the past—before her stalker strikes again

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Review: ‘Sugar Springs’ by Kim Law

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Review: ‘Sugar Springs’ by Kim Law

Sugar Springs

by Kim Law
Series: Sugar Springs #1
Published by Montlake Romance on December 24th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 361
Format: eArc
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Lee Ann London once had big plans…scholarship, college, love. Then she found herself raising her deceased sister’s twin girls when their father disappeared. Now, with her beautiful girls, a community that depends on her, and her photography studio finally taking off, Lee Ann may not have the life she’d imagined, but it’s definitely where she wants it. Until Cody, her bad-boy ex, returns to Sugar Springs…
Cody’s childhood put a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas. Bouncing around the foster care system, he was always the one to leave before anyone left him first. Then he found a place he wanted to stick. Lee Ann was the best thing that ever happened to him. Only, he hurt her. Bad. He’s back now, and determined to earn her forgiveness…and maybe win back her love while he’s at it.

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Review: ‘Cassandra by Starlight’ by Susan Mac Nicol

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Review: ‘Cassandra by Starlight’ by Susan Mac Nicol

Cassandra by Starlight

by Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Starlight #1
Published by Boroughs Publishing Group on August 13th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 381
Format: eArc
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Unconventional though she may be, Cassandra Wallace leads the life of an average Londoner, from blind dates to rush hour traffic. Then, along comes Bennett Saville. Sensitive, charming, erudite, the up-and-coming actor is like the hero of a romantic movie. He counteracts the tragedy that brought them together, and from the tips of his Armani loafers to that scorching hot kiss he seems absolutely perfect. Only, he’s ten years younger and from the upper class, and those emerald eyes beget dangerous secrets. The world is a stage, full of hungry leading ladies, and how long can any fairy tale last before a villain appears? Yet, on Bennett’s arm each new day is an adventure, and a true romance will always find its happy ending.

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Review: ‘Of Blood and Bone’ by: Courtney Cole

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Review: ‘Of Blood and Bone’ by: Courtney Cole

Of Blood and Bone

by Courtney Cole
Series: The Minaldi Legacy #1
Published by Lakehouse Press on October 8th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 226
Format: eArc
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Luca Minaldi is powerful, rich and mesmerizing. But he is also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all.
Eva Talbot is spending the summer in Malta to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping magnate, there is an instant attraction. He has a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him.
Eva is hired to care for his mother, a woman who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. She desperately wants to reach inside of him and fix what is broken, while at the same time, she knows that she is falling for him. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all.
Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself?
The answer is a matter of life or death.

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ARC Review: ‘Kissed by a Vampire’ by Caridad Pineiro

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ARC Review: ‘Kissed by a Vampire’ by Caridad Pineiro

Kissed by a Vampire

by Caridad Piñeiro
Series: The Calling #8
Published by Harlequin on October 16th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
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For two thousand years, vampire elder Stacia has roamed on her own, haunted by the betrayal that turned her into a creature of the night. Her nights looming empty and eternal, Stacia longs for love, but settles for quick bites and sinful pleasures in South Beach. Until she comes face-to-face with the unforgettable DEA agent she once brought back from the brink of death.
Alex Garcia knows that demons exist—the real kind, the kind that are kidnapping women and selling them into slavery. Finding those victims is his focus—not a beautiful seductress whose otherworldly abilities can't possibly be real. But when Stacia summons all her powers to prove what she really is, Alex will summon all his to believe in the vampire's kiss….

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Review: ‘Twisted Magic’ by Holly Hood

Review: ‘Twisted Magic’ by Holly Hood

Twisted Magic

by Holly Hood
Published by Self-Published on August 16th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 243
Format: eBook
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Hope is now a witch. She never realized becoming one meant dealing with evil. She soon is learning that being a witch comes with a lot of bad consequences. She is now a member of a dark circle that is bent on destruction. Evil is all around, begging her to join. She wants to be with Slade, but the darkness is a lot for a girl like Hope to handle. She soon learns there is a side of Slade and magic that she wishes she never knew existed. Soon she is battling a coven, and her own personal life.Should she stay true to the girl she always was or take a chance with the greatest guy she ever met?This new life could turn her into something evil; she has to decide if it is worth it.

Review: ‘The Monster Within’ by Lola Rayne

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Review: ‘The Monster Within’ by Lola Rayne

The Monster Within

by Lola Rayne
Series: Mounting Darkness #1
Published by Lola Rayne on October 2nd 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 117
Format: eArc
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Sometimes the monster that haunted you as a child truly is real...
All it took was one phone call to bring Nicole Jones's life crumbling down around her. Now a nightmare she thought she'd left in her past is back, and he's not exactly bringing her candy and flowers. While fleeing, in a non-terrified fashion, she meets a menacing man in a dark alley. Then promptly passes out at his feet.
Gideon Evans hasn't exactly been having the best run of luck, but all that changes when a buxom little blonde collapses right in front of him. Or at least he thinks it has. It doesn’t take him long to realize that bombshell is an appropriate description for more than just her looks. Now he's facing several problems, including a surprising enemy, his own dark past, and a rather inconvenient case of lust.
Can they work together to battle the nightmare that's chasing them? Or will they succumb to the monster within?

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ARC Review: ‘Rev it Up’ by Julie Ann Walker

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ARC Review: ‘Rev it Up’ by Julie Ann Walker

Rev It Up

by Julie Ann Walker
Series: Black Knights Inc. #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 2nd 2012
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 321
Format: eArc
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He's the heartbreaker she left behind...
He Never Misses a Target
Jake "the Snake" Sommers earned his SEAL code name by striking quickly and quietly—and with lethal force. That's also how he broke Michelle Carter's heart. It was the only way to keep her safe—from himself. Four long years later, Jake is determined to get a second chance. But to steal back into Michelle's loving arms, Jake is going to have to prove he can take things slow. Real slow...
She Aims to Make Him Beg
Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for being so cliché as to "love her and leave her." But when her brother, head of the Black Knights elite ops agency, ticks off the wrong mobster, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in Jake's hands. No matter what they call him, this man is far from cold-blooded. And once he's wrapped around her heart, he'll never let her go...

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Review: ‘Alice in Zombieland’ by Gena Showalter

Review: ‘Alice in Zombieland’ by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland

by Gena Showalter
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on September 25th 2012
Pages: 404
Format: Hardcover, AudioBook
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She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.
If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.
Her father was right. The monsters are real.
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

ARC Review: ‘Savage Hunger’ by Terry Spear

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ARC Review: ‘Savage Hunger’ by Terry Spear

Savage Hunger

by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Jaguar #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 2nd 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 341
Format: eArc
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As a jaguar he is graceful and gorgeous. Speedy and stealthy. Fierce, independent and wild. As a man he is passionate and powerful, wilful and wonderful.
And he'll stop at nothing to protect what's his...
In the heat of the jungle, jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love. With hopes of overcoming night terrors and thanking the man who saved her life, Kathleen McKnight returns to the Amazon.
A jaguar at heart, Connor Anderson doesn't just protect her, but wants to claim her for his own.