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Books Reviewed in 2019

We have reviewed 6 books this year.

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January Reviews

Wrong Bed, Right Roommate by Rebecca BrooksOne Cruel Night by K.A. LindeEvidence of Desire by Lexi BlakeTaken by a Dragon by Felicity HeatonCowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait BallengerNightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

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In accordance with the current FTC disclosure rules for bloggers & reviewers, the books you see reviewed on Book Lovin' Mamas are either purchased by us or procured from NetGalley, Edelweiss, or directly from the author or publisher in an exchange for an honest review.

Review: ‘Platinum’ by Jeffe Kennedy

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

Review: ‘Platinum’ by Jeffe Kennedy

Platinum

by Jeffe Kennedy
Series: Facets of Passion #2
Published by Carina Press on February 25, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 117
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Althea Grant's Charleston gallery might be suffering from the bad economy, and her artistic aspirations have gone nowhere, but she's doing just fine, thank you. When bad-boy sculptor Steel rides up on his motorcycle looking to rent studio space, his infusion of cash is more than welcome. But his art is raw, visceral, sexual—and completely inappropriate for her pastel world of watercolor landscapes.
Steel, fascinated by Althea's rare albino coloring, sees in her the key to his next piece: a metal satyr designed for bondage games. Moving into her gallery basement is the first step; seducing the cool Southern belle into modeling for him is the second.
As Steel peels away her careful manners and tasteful outfits, Althea begins to realize her life isn't just fine at all—it's as pale and washed-out as the watercolor paintings she's failing to sell. Can she transform her life and accept her most secret desires?

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ARC Review: ‘Beauty Awakened’ by Gena Showalter

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ARC Review: ‘Beauty Awakened’ by Gena Showalter

Beauty Awakened

by Gena Showalter
Series: Angels of the Dark #2
Published by HQN Books on February 26th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 447
Format: Paperback
Source: publisher
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five-stars

His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary-and he lives only for vengeance, determined to punish the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be kicked from the heavens, eternally damned.
She is his last hope. Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo's deliverance...and his downfall. Though he fights duty, destiny and his first addictive taste of desire, his toughest battle will be the one for Nicola's life-even if he has to sacrifice his own....

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Review: ‘S.E.C.R.E.T’ by L. Marie Adeline

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Review: ‘S.E.C.R.E.T’ by L. Marie Adeline

S.E.C.R.E.T.

by L. Marie Adeline
Series: Secret #1
Published by Broadway on February 5, 2013
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
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three-half-stars

Život Cassie Rochibaud, konobarice koja radi u malome kafiću u New Orleansu, odvija se u jednoličnom i predvidljivom ritmu. Nakon suprugove smrti svakodnevica joj se svela na uzaludno čekanje uzbuđenja između odlazaka i dolazaka na posao.Kad jedna tajanstvena lijepa žena zaboravi dnevnik u kafiću, Cassie ne može odoljeti znatiželji i iskušenju. Listajući stranice otkriva najintimnije detalje njezina života i doznaje za glamurozno tajno društvo koje pomaže ženama da stupe u dodir s najmoćnijim dijelom svog bića i ostvare svoje najdublje skrivene želje. Svaka od njih nosi zlatnu narukvicu s privjescima koji simbolično označavaju korake prema sveprožimajućoj seksualnoj emancipaciji.
Cassie se pridružuje ovome društvu i, korak po korak, ostvaruje svoje fantazije koje postaju sve intenzivnije i izazovnije. Cassie će od povučene, sramežljive žene evoluirati u ženu razigrane, putene seksualnosti.
Ona je iskoristila svoju priliku za novi početak.
HOĆETE LI I VI?

Review: ‘Just For Fun’ by Rosalind James

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Review: ‘Just For Fun’ by Rosalind James

Just for Fun

by Rosalind James
Series: Escape to New Zealand #4
Published by Rosalind James on January 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eArc
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four-stars

What if the person who broke your heart turned out to be the only one who could mend it?
Nic Wilkinson is a responsible, organized, disciplined rugby player at the top of his game. Emma Martens is a sometimes-scattered, often-emotional, and always-broke would-be designer with a big chip on her shoulder where Nic's concerned.
They have no history together, except one perfect week. Nothing in common anymore, except the most important thing of all. Getting together again would be messy. Complicated. Scary. And, just maybe, worth every risk.

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ARC Review: ‘Mating Instinct’ by Katie Reus

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ARC Review: ‘Mating Instinct’ by Katie Reus

Mating Instinct

by Katie Reus
Series: Moon Shifter #3
Published by Signet Eclipse on March 5th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 348
Format: Paperback
Source: publisher
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five-stars

As the beast within struggles to break free, he must learn to be what she needs...
Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the end of their relationship.
A year later, an attack that left Kat near death has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf.
And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who almost killed her are looking to finish the job…

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Review: ‘Rocked Under’ by Cora Hawkes

Review: ‘Rocked Under’ by Cora Hawkes

Rocked Under

by Cora Hawkes
Series: Rocked #1
Published by Self-Published on December 31, 2012
Genres: New Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Falling in love isn't always easy or pleasant. The intense and angst-filled story of Emma and Scott is a painful, gut-wrenching and exhausting portrayal of how hard it can be to let go...
Picking up the pieces and starting again in the US, Emma enrols in college with her cousin, Ashley. She is finally free to do what she wants and live how she chooses, and no man will ever rule her decisions or emotions again.
That is, until Scott Mason walks on stage...
Intense bad boy Scott is the lead singer of a popular local rock band. A ladies’ man and Ashley's long-time friend, Scott holds an instant fascination for Emma — she finds herself drawn to him, even though he represents everything she hates and needs to stay away from in a guy. He treats females like he does a cigarette — light it, use it, and lose it.
For her cousin's sake, Emma makes an effort to get along with Scott, but she soon discovers that there is more to him than first appears, making him even more dangerous in her eyes. Behind the façade of friendship, jealousy, obsession, fear and insecurity fester — an internal battle rages as she fights her attraction and does everything she can to stop history from repeating itself.
One thing she knows for sure is that if she breaks her rule, it may destroy her.
Warning: Contains mature content — recommended age 17+.

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Review: ‘Walking Away’ by Adriane Boyd

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Review: ‘Walking Away’ by Adriane Boyd

Walking Away

by Adriane Boyd
Published by Self-Published on December 14, 2012
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 57
Format: eArc
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three-stars

Twenty -five year old Coraline Renfro is in mourning. She and her long time boyfriend, Blake Parrish, have broken up and Cora hasn’t been dealing with it well. She’s shut herself off from the world around her, and buried herself in her work. Tired of being alone, Cora accepts a date from a colleague, and slowly begins to move on. When Blake comes calling again, will Cora take him back or will she show him how it feels to have a door slammed in his face and his hopes and dreams of a future with her dashed?

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Review: ‘Caressed by Night’ by Amanda J. Greene

Review: ‘Caressed by Night’ by Amanda J. Greene

Caressed by Night

by Amanda J. Greene
Series: Rulers of Darkness #2
Published by Self-Published on February 29th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

Review: ‘The Better to See You’ by Kate SeRine

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.

Review: ‘The Better to See You’ by Kate SeRine

The Better To See You

by Kate SeRine
Series: Transplanted Tales #2
Published by eKensington on February 7th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 290
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

Once upon a time, a spell went awry and Make Believe characters were cast into the ordinary world. And the results aren’t always happily ever after…
Everyone thinks fairy godmothers can do no wrong. But if not for a certain spell mis-cast by Lavender Seelie, Cinderella’s former fairy godmother, the Tales would not be stuck in the Here and Now. Fortunately for Lavender, she’s about to get a second chance at a happy ending…
The Refuge, a sanctuary for wayward Tales, seems like the perfect place for Lavender to start a new life—especially when she discovers an unexpected ally in Seth, the brooding werewolf who’s been typecast as a villain ever since his run in with Little Red Riding Hood. But when humans from nearby towns start turning up dead, their bodies mutilated with archaic Tale symbols, Lavender wonders if Seth’s deep sensuality has blinded her to the truth. And that distraction could put innocent lives in danger. Including her own…

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Review: ‘Primal Possession’ by Katie Reus

Review: ‘Primal Possession’ by Katie Reus

Primal Possession

by Katie Reus
Series: Moon Shifter #2
Published by Signet Eclipse on September 4th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 345
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

To protect her, he will unleash the beast within… As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.
December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.
When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.

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