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Review: ‘Heart of an Angel’ by Rosalie Lario

Review: ‘Heart of an Angel’ by Rosalie Lario

Heart of an Angel

by Rosalie Lario
Series: The Fallen Warriors #5
Published by Self-Published on March 5, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook
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five-stars

With war looming between the angels and mankind, Abby seeks out the fallen angel who once saved her life…and earned her love. Nate is shocked to see the nephilim he saved as a young girl—and even more surprised at the alluring woman she’s become. Though he can’t deny the spark of attraction between them, nothing prepares him for Abby’s bold claim. That they are meant to be mated.
Tempting though Abby may be, the thought of loving and losing yet another mate forces Nate to resist her considerable charms. But his fiery little temptress won’t be so easily dissuaded. As the Fallen prepare to battle the angels over the fate of mankind, Abby must convince Nate that loving her is worth risking his heart.

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ARC Review: ‘It’s Always Been You’ by Jessica Scott

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘It’s Always Been You’ by Jessica Scott

It's Always Been You

by Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #5
Published by Grand Central Publishing on March 31, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

She plays by the rules . . .
Captain Ben Teague is many things: a tough soldier, a loyal friend, and a bona fide smart-ass. He doesn't have much tolerance for BS, which is why he's mad as hell when a trusted colleague and mentor is brought up on charges that can't possibly be true. He's even more frustrated with by-the-book lawyer Major Olivia Hale. But there's something simmering beneath her icy reserve--and Ben just can't resist turning up the heat . . .
. . . and he's determined to break them
The only thing riskier than mixing business with pleasure is enjoying it . . . and Olivia can't resist locking horns--and lips--with Ben. He's got more compassion in his little finger than any commander she's ever met, a fact that makes him a better leader than he realizes. But when the case that brought them together awakens demons from Olivia's past, she will have to choose between following orders--or her heart . . .

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ARC Review: ‘Reckless Weekend’ by Eden Summers

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ARC Review: ‘Reckless Weekend’ by Eden Summers

Reckless Weekend

by Eden Summers
Series: Reckless Beat #2.5
Published by Self-Published on April 29, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 156
Format: eArc
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five-stars

In Vegas, a lot can happen in twenty-four hours. What do you get when you mix a rock band as hot as Reckless Beat, women strong enough to capture several of the bad boys' hearts, and a bet that sparks a competitive streak? Boundaries will be pushed, alcohol will be abused, and loads of sarcasm will be shared. Once the games are over, it's time to make a commitment. But love in the limelight is never easy. The past is trying to catch up with the present, and the pressure may be too hard to handle. Seduction, torment, laughter, and heartbreak-one reckless weekend will test each member of the band and the women who've claimed their love.

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ARC Review: ‘Silence of the Wolf’ by Terry Spear

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Silence of the Wolf’ by Terry Spear

Silence of the Wolf

by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #13
Published by Sourcebooks on March 4, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-stars

Gray werewolf Tom Silver is determined to find the wolves who have been attacking local livestock. While tracking the pack through the Rockies, a blizzard forces him into a remote cabin where he hears a plane crash nearby.
When he discovers the sole survivor is a beautiful female werewolf/coyote shifter mix, bound as a prisoner, he knows it's his duty to hide her. Now, they are both at risk as a search ensues for the missing prisoner.
Will Tom be able to protect this beautiful stranger while tracking down the wolves responsible for terrorizing the local livestock?

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Review: ‘Loving Ms. Wrong’ by C.J. Ellisson

Review: ‘Loving Ms. Wrong’ by C.J. Ellisson

Loving Ms. Wrong

by C.J. Ellisson
Published by Red Hot Publishing on May 7, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 112
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Katrina attends a birthday party for her friend Carla. Little does the health food storeowner know that the fateful girls night out will change her life forever.
Marcus, the polished metrosexual who hates to get his hands dirty, stumbles upon the ladies at a local bar. Sparks fly when the two meet, courtesy of a 12-sided sex dice and a night neither one will ever forget.

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Review: ‘Forever’ by Mary A. Wasowksi

Review: ‘Forever’ by Mary A. Wasowksi

Forever

by Mary A. Wasowski
Series: Forever #1
Published by Mary A. Wasowski on February 20, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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three-half-stars

Following her larger than life best friend to NYU was a dream come true.
Modeling part-time to pay the bills, while she earned her teaching degree, Reese Mitchell never imagined her Nana’s prediction of finding her future husband could be possible. Then she met…HIM! Walker Reed, her handsome stranger. He was sexy as sin and one look from him, she was hooked.
Loving Walker was effortless. He captured her heart with one touch making Reese lose herself in him. From strangers to lovers, they became two hearts…one love. Outside forces conspire to tear their love apart leaving her to wonder if two people from different worlds should stay together?
When promised “Forever” from the man who loves her, Reese is left with only one thing to do. She trusts the promises made. She believes in the happily ever after.
She believes in…FOREVER.

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ARC Review: ‘Hard as You Can’ by Laura Kaye

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ARC Review: ‘Hard as You Can’ by Laura Kaye

Hard as You Can

by Laura Kaye
Series: Hard Ink #2
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on February 25, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eArc
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four-stars

Five dishonored soldiers.Former Special Forces.One last mission.These are the men of Hard Ink.
Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed.
Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can—and never let go.

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Review: ‘Twist Me’ by Anna Zaires

Review: ‘Twist Me’ by Anna Zaires

Twist Me

by Anna Zaires
Series: Twist Me #1
Published by Mozaika Publications on July 31, 2014
Pages: 334
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

Book 1 in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Dark Romance Trilogy Kidnapped. Taken to a private island.
I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.
Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty.
My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him—a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in.
My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story.
***Note: This is book 1 of a completed trilogy. Keep Me and Hold Me are now available everywhere. No cliffhanger.***

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ARC Review: ‘I See London’ by Chanel Cleeton

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ARC Review: ‘I See London’ by Chanel Cleeton

I See London

by Chanel Cleeton
Series: International School #1
Published by Harlequin HQN on February 3, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 319
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Maggie Carpenter is ready for a change— and to leave her ordinary life in South Carolina behind. But when she accepts a scholarship to the International School in London, a university attended by the privileged offspring of diplomats and world leaders, Maggie might get more than she bargained for.
When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself living the life she always wanted. Suddenly she’s riding around the city in a Ferrari, wearing borrowed designer clothes and going to the hottest clubs. The only problem? Another guy, the one she can’t seem to keep her hands off of.
Half French, half Lebanese, and ridiculously wealthy, Samir Khouri has made it clear he doesn’t do relationships. He’s the opposite of everything Maggie thought she wanted…and he’s everything she can’t resist. Torn between her dream guy and the boy haunting her dreams, Maggie has to fight for her own happy ending. In a city like London, you never know where you stand, and everything can change in the blink of an eye.
This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.

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Review: ‘An Alpha’s Path’ by Carrie Ann Ryan

Review: ‘An Alpha’s Path’ by Carrie Ann Ryan

An Alpha's Path

by Carrie Ann Ryan
Published by Self-Published on December 1, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 59
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Melanie Cross knew nothing of the world beyond her books and thought that was all she needed. When she finds herself on a blind date with a shifter who says she’s his mate, she finds out otherwise.
Kade Jamenson knows one day he will be the Alpha of the Redwood Pack but first, he must find his mate. Somehow fate has put her in his path in the most unlikely of ways, but when another tries to block them before they can complete the mating bond, he’ll stop at nothing to keep Melanie safe.
As temptation burns bright, two of them must overcome what they thought were differences and fight for something more than a mere night: fate.

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