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Remind Me by Samantha ChasePleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley ColeUntouchable by Kresley ColeThe Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma DohertyThe Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley ColeThe Empire by Lisa Renee JonesKiss of a Demon King by Kresley ColeDark Desires After Dusk by Kresley ColeHardest Fall by Juliette CrossEntice Me by Kelly ElliottDark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley ColeHim by Sarina Bowen, Elle KennedyWicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley ColeSunkissed Days by Samantha Chase

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Review: ‘Concealed Desire’ by Eden Summers

Review: ‘Concealed Desire’ by Eden Summers

Concealed Desire

by Eden Summers
Published by Etopia Press on January 3, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

"A love that breaks all the rules..."
Since her first day at work, Beth Graison has been in love with Dean Sutherland--the "Son" in Sutherland & Son. Although he's an unrepentant player, there's an unmistakable connection between them, and she knows he feels it too. But she's not about to risk her career for any man, especially one with an office right down the hall whom she works with every day.
Dean Sutherland doesn't do love, but he does do women. And he hasn't felt more than sexual attraction for any woman until Beth. Entirely feminine, smart, and with a natural beauty beyond compare, she makes him think about all kinds of uncomfortable things--like a future and happiness--things he knows from experience are pure fiction.
When his father, the "Sutherland" in Sutherland & Son, propositions Beth to be more than just an employee, Dean can't keep her at arm's length any longer. But he doesn't expect the scorching kiss they share, or the idea that forms when he holds her in his arms. Can he stop his father's manipulating game by making the first move on Beth? Or will his reputation as a womanizer make him just one more Sutherland she wants to ignore?

ARC Review: ‘The Gift’ by Elise Marion

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ARC Review: ‘The Gift’ by Elise Marion

The Gift

by Elise Marion
Published by Bottom Drawer Publications on February 13, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Goodreads
five-stars

All film star Avery O’Dea has ever wanted is a normal home life outside of her career. Meeting Dominic Ramsey, albeit not through the best of circumstances, has made that dream a reality. A few months into their marriage, she’s finally living the kind of life she’s always wished for off-screen. So when their first Valentine’s Day comes around, she expects nothing less than what other girls get on the most romantic day of the year: chocolates, flowers, seduction … the works!When Dominic Ramsay first met his beautiful wife, Avery, he was a struggling photographer and was able to devote much of his time to supporting her demanding career. Track forward twelve months and Dom is now very much in demand after successful showings of his work. He’s been offered the chance of a lifetime to work on a shoot in Paris and accepts the job, even though he’s been away from home a lot in recent times. Valentine’s Day is just commercialism gone mad, he reasons, and he’s sure Avery won’t mind that they celebrate on a different day.Avery is crushed when the gift she receives from Dom makes her wonder if he knows her at all. Dom starts to wonder if Avery liked him better when he could devote much of his time to her. A chance meeting in an airport and advice from the most unlikely of sources just might make them realize what they have to hold on to and that the best gift of all is right under their noses?

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ARC Review: ‘Relentless’ by Winter Austin

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ARC Review: ‘Relentless’ by Winter Austin

Relentless

by Winter Austin
Series: Degrees of Darkness #1
Published by Crimson Romance on February 11, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 286
Format: eArc
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four-stars

Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau trusts no one. He hides from a past that could kill him and anyone involved with him. What he’s not prepared for is the return of an elusive serial killer . . . and an unwanted desire to protect a witness at all costs.
Professional barrel racer Cody Lewis’s dream of being top in the nation is within reach until she discovers a murdered woman in her horse trailer. The event pulls her into the sickening world of the Rodeo Sweethearts serial killer—a madman who terrorized Dallas’s rodeo circuit five years prior and is now back for more. But what’s worse is that Cody fits the profile of the Rodeo Sweetheart victims. . . .
As Remy dives into the investigation, he uncovers secrets of a botched investigation and a tight-lipped boss, while attracting unwanted attention from the killer. Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his past, catching the killer could cost Remy everything. Even Cody’s life.

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ARC Review: ‘Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Volume 2: The Contract’ by Lisa Renee Jones

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ARC Review: ‘Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Volume 2: The Contract’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 2: The Contract

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #1.2
Published by Simon and Schuster on February 18, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 40
Format: eArc
Goodreads
five-stars

An Inside Out novella...
The secret life of Rebecca and the men who have seduced her. These are the journals Sara never sees, but you the reader, will!
The Inside Out Trilogy includes IF I WERE YOU, BEING ME, and REVEALING US
In part one of Rebecca’s Lost Journals, The Seduction, Rebecca meets the rich, darkly alluring man who will draw her into a passionate, intense affair and tempt her into erotic experiences she never thought she would dare.
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ARC Review: ‘It Stings So Sweet’ by Stephanie Draven

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ARC Review: ‘It Stings So Sweet’ by Stephanie Draven

It Stings So Sweet

by Stephanie Draven
Published by Berkley on February 5, 2013
Genres: Historical Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eArc
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

They vibrated with incendiary Jazz. They teemed with sexual abandon.The Twenties were roaring and the women—young, open, rebellious, and willing—set the pace and pushed the limits with every man they met…
In the aftermath of a wild, liquor-soaked party, three women from very different social classes are about to live out their forbidden desires.
Society girl, Nora Richardson's passionate nature has always been a challenge to her ever-patient husband. Now he wants out of the marriage and she has just this one night to win him back. The catch? He wants to punish her for her bad behavior. Nora is offended by her husband's increasingly depraved demands, but as the night unfolds, she discovers her own true nature and that the line between pain and pleasure is very thin indeed.
Meanwhile, Clara Cartwright, sultry siren of the silent screen, is introduced to a mysterious WWI Flying Ace. If Clara, darling of the scandal sheets, knows anything, it’s men. And she’s known plenty. But none of them push her boundaries like the aviator, who lures her into a ménage with a stranger in a darkened cinema then steals her jaded heart.
Working class girl Sophie O'Brien has more important things on her mind than pleasures of the flesh. But when her playboy boss, the wealthy heir to the Aster family fortune, confronts her with her diary of secret sex fantasies, she could die of shame. To her surprise, he doesn't fire her; instead, he dares her to re-enact her boldest fantasies and Sophie is utterly seduced.
One party serves as a catalyst of sexual awakening. And in an age when anything goes, three women discover that anything is possible…

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ARC Review: ‘Anything for you’ by Jessica Scott

ARC Review: ‘Anything for you’ by Jessica Scott

Anything for You

by Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #1.5
Published by Jessica Scott on February 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Pages: 42
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

From the author of Because of You comes an all new Coming Home short story.
Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent a year recovering from his combat injuries. A year spent in the arms of the woman of his dreams. But loving Jen comes with a price: every time he touches her, he faces the uncertain fear that loving her might mean losing her forever.  Jen is a breast cancer survivor and with Shane, she’s found a man who loves her despite her scars. But her scars may be too much for their love to survive.
As their love grows, so does the risk to Jen’s life. And Shane must make the toughest decision any man can make to save the woman he loves.

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ARC Review: ‘Shattered Circle’ by Linda Robertson

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ARC Review: ‘Shattered Circle’ by Linda Robertson

Shattered Circle

by Linda Robertson
Series: Persephone Alcmedi #6
Published by Pocket Books on January 29, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
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four-half-stars

After her werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, tried to kill her, Persephone Alcmedi finds herself in the comforting arms of powerful vampire Menessos. She’s trying to sort out her feelings for the two men, but not even Seph is above the confusion of tangled emotions. All Johnny wants to do is mend their relationship and reveal the life-altering news he’s recently received, but his new responsibilities as the werewolf king take up most of his time.
Does this mean Menessos can finally make his move?
Meanwhile, unknown to Seph, her beloved foster daughter, Beverley, has been playing with a magical artifact and making dubious friends on the other side. When Beverley disappears, Seph must seek help from a supernatural being so potent that even Menessos fears him...and such aid always comes with a very steep price.

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ARC Review: ‘A Howl for a Highlander’ by Terry Spear

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ARC Review: ‘A Howl for a Highlander’ by Terry Spear

A Howl for a Highlander

by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #10
Published by Sourcebooks on February 1, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 416
Format: ARC
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

Book 2 in Terry Spear's Highland Wolf Series
A Highland Wolf on a Mission...Meets a Dangerous Distraction
Duncan MacNeill is hell-bent on catching the thief who's stolen the clan's fortune and run off to Grand Cayman Island. Duncan has rarely left his homeland and he couldn't care less about an island paradise. He never expected to find a beautiful distraction who will show him just how appealing paradise can be...
Lone wolf and botanist Shelley Campbell headed to the island to study the old growth forests. She didn't count on meeting a handsome Highlander who can't keep his paws off her.
Highland Wolf Series: Heart of the Highland Wolf (Book 1) A Howl for a Highlander (Book 2) A Highland Werewolf Wedding (Book 3) Hero of a Highland Wolf (Book 4)A Highland Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Praise for Dreaming of the Wolf: "Intense and swoon-inducing...The chemistry is steamy."--USA Today Happy Ever After"Fascinating characters and an exciting, action packed plot."--RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars"Intriguing...The queen of werewolf drama Terry Spear provides a powerful take of love and war."--Midwest Book Review
Praise for Heart of the Highland Wolf: "Highlanders and werewolves. Be still my heart!"--The Good, the Bad, and the Unread

ARC Review: ‘How to Misbehave’ by Ruthie Knox

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ARC Review: ‘How to Misbehave’ by Ruthie Knox

How to Misbehave

by Ruthie Knox
Published by Random House Publishing Group on January 28th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 96
Format: eArc
Source: publisher, Netgalley
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

What woman can resist a hot man in a hard hat? Beloved author Ruthie Knox kicks off her new Camelot series with this deliciously sexy original novella, in which a good girl learns how to misbehave . . . with all her heart.
As program director for the Camelot Community Center, Amber Clark knows how to keep her cool. That is, until a sudden tornado warning forces her to take shelter in a darkened basement with a hunk of man whose sex appeal green lights her every fantasy. With a voice that would melt chocolate, he asks her if she is okay. Now she's hot all over and wondering: How does a girl make a move?
Building contractor Tony Mazzara was just looking to escape nature's fury. Instead, he finds himself all tangled up with lovely Amber. Sweet and sexy, she's ready to unleash her wild side. Their mutual desire reaches a fever pitch and creates a storm of its own--unexpected, powerful, and unforgettable. But is it bigger than Tony can handle? Can he let go of painful memories and let the force of this remarkable woman show him a future he never dreamed existed?
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Along Came Trouble, Flirting with Disaster, and Room at the Inn.

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Review: ‘Vanilla on Top’ by C.J. Ellisson

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Review: ‘Vanilla on Top’ by C.J. Ellisson

Vanilla on Top

by C.J. Ellisson
Published by Entangled Publishing (Brazen) on January 11, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 279
Format: eArc
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Goodreads
five-stars

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free…
Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.
Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he’s ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table.