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Books Reviewed in 2019

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February Reviews
The Crush Collision by Danielle EllisonCatching the CEO by Victoria DaviesHis Demand by Lisa Renee JonesNo Rest for the Wicked by Kresley ColeGoing Down Easy by Carly PhillipsStrip Tease by Erin McCarthyAnaliese Rising by Brenda DrakeClose to the Bone by Kendra ElliotLove and Other Words by Christina LaurenJudgment Road by Christine Feehan
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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 1’ by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, & Riley Ross

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

Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 1’ by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, & Riley Ross

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Episode 1

by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, Alicia Pates
on September 1st 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
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three-half-stars

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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
Source: publisher
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five-stars

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
Source: publisher
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four-half-stars

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: ‘His Black Wings’ by Astrid Yrigollen

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Review: ‘His Black Wings’ by Astrid Yrigollen

His Black Wings

by Astrid Yrigollen
Published by Self-Published on November 1, 2012
Pages: 342
Format: eArc
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three-stars

Claren Maidstone has been forced to flee her childhood home after the death of her parents and a vicious assault from a sadistic young man who intends to marry her. Claren changes her identity and finds employment as an assistant to the handsome Fredrick Lowood, a generous yet mysterious benefactor. However, she soon finds out his generosity comes at a price. Fredrick wishes for Claren to befriend his disfigured son who resides in seclusion at their estate, Westwind.
Fredrick Lowood knows what the history books do not teach, that the Grand Council built this new world of peace and beauty on hidden blood and greed. He has plotted for years to bring down the family that enslaved his own people. Suddenly, he has the last living heir in his grasp.
Etrigan Lowood rejects the world that forces him to hide. He is powerful, plagued with a terrible dark beauty: WINGS. It is these wings that carry him out only at night to watch the unwanted intruder in his home. A creature of refined instinct yet little social grace, he is strangely captivated by Claren but knows nothing of how her family’s dark past is intertwined with his own . Through their blossoming friendship, Etrigan realizes he still retains his human heart and yearns for Claren’s love.
Kurten Wandsworth is the only son of the Mayor of St.Marhen. Kurten lives his life fueled by cruelty and lust. Whatever he wants he takes and he wants Claren to be his wife even it if kills her. Scarred by Claren he hunts her down mercilessly until he can set a trap which she will never be able to escape from.

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Review: ‘Meant to Be’ by Karen Stivali

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Review: ‘Meant to Be’ by Karen Stivali

Meant To Be

by Karen Stivali
Series: The Destiny Series #1
Published by Smashwords Edition on August 26, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
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five-stars

(Women's Fiction) Sometimes you’re already committed to the wrong person when fate finally brings you the right one.
When NYU professor Daniel Gardner’s career-obsessed wife convinces him to move to the suburbs, he hopes it’s a first step toward starting the family he longs to have. Instead of domestic bliss he finds his neighbor, Marienne Valeti. She loves her freelance design job, but must contend with a growing sense of isolation created by her husband’s indifference. A penchant for good books, bad movies, and Marienne’s to-die-for brownies sparks a powerful bond between them. Passion simmers, but they resist its lure, surrendering only in the seclusion of their minds. Their friendship helps them weather every hardship, from divorce to widowhood, leaving them both secretly wondering if it can survive a first kiss.

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Review: ‘Holiday Jinx’ by Abbey MacInnis

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Review: ‘Holiday Jinx’ by Abbey MacInnis

Holiday Jinx

by Abbey Macinnis
Published by Abbey MacInnis Publishing on November 23, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 300
Format: eArc
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three-half-stars

Jinx—one of Santa’s elves—is in trouble with the Big Guy. She’s been charged with bringing holiday happiness to Christopher Ragan, CEO of Wondrous Toys. It’s a big job especially when he’s more attached to the bottom of a bottle than helping his fellow man. She’s got enough trouble without spilling the secrets of the North Pole, but then along comes Natalie Burnes, a newbie CEO of Enchanted Toys and in trouble of a hostile takeover from Christopher’s company. The woman literally crashes Christopher’s vacation plans in a tucked away Michigan cabin---and the sparks start flying. As if Jinx’s job of matchmaking the toy makers isn’t hard enough, she’s got to stay one step ahead of the North Pole patrol and keep out of sight of the humans. No way is she gonna screw up and lose her magic again. If the humans can’t find happiness and love by Christmas, Jinx forfeits her chance of seeing her true love too. What’s an elf to do?

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Review: ‘Avoiding Commitment’ by K.A. Linde

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Review: ‘Avoiding Commitment’ by K.A. Linde

Avoiding Commitment

by K.A. Linde
Published by K.A. Linde on July 29, 2012
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 370
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Jack and Lexi never had a typical relationship. After 2 years without speaking, she receives a phone call that changes everything. He unexpectedly asks her to convince the new girl, Bekah, that he's ready to commit. Jack is calling now after everything they had been through because there is another woman. She can't believe it.
Follow Lexi in this heart wrenching drama as she relives her past relationship, or lack thereof, with Jack, and not just in her own mind, but to his fiance-to-be. Throw in Bekah's hot brother who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, a past with more secrets to unravel than you can even imagine, and you get a recipe for disaster.
Find out what happens to Lexi as she travels to Atlanta to get the closure she so desperately desires from Jack, and how the bumps of life seem to keep getting in the way.

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ARC Review: ‘Release Me’ by J. Kenner

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ARC Review: ‘Release Me’ by J. Kenner

Release Me

by J. Kenner
Series: Stark Trilogy #1
Published by Bantam on January 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 345
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms.
He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist.
Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.
Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.
But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.
Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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Review: ‘Forbidden’ by Jacquelyn Frank

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Review: ‘Forbidden’ by Jacquelyn Frank

Forbidden

by Jacquelyn Frank
Series: The World of Nightwalkers #1
Published by Ballantine Books on October 30, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 340
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Goodreads
three-half-stars

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them.The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.
When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.

Review: ‘Girl Most Likely to’ by Barbara Elsborg

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Review: ‘Girl Most Likely to’ by Barbara Elsborg

Girl Most Likely To

by Barbara Elsborg
Published by Ellora's Cave on July 11, 2012
Genres: Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
Amazon Paperback
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four-half-stars

Wren doesn't feel like the girl most likely to end up living happily ever after. Especially when Adam, aka THE BIG MISTAKE, comes back into her life. He wants a second chance but Wren's afraid to risk another dent in her battered heart. When Adam reconnects with Wren, he's torn between wooing her and pursuing Tomas, the sexy guy in the flat next door. They both make his heart sing-how can he possibly choose? Or maybe he's finally found a man and woman to give him the balance he craves. Tomas knows better than to let his personal life interfere with his job as an undercover officer but he can't get enough of Adam...or Wren. Or Adam and Wren, when they're hot, naked and writhing together in his bed. Suddenly Wren's gone from the girl most likely to get ripped off to the girl most likely to get off. But it's more than sex. She, Tomas and Adam have something special, something they're determined to protect at all costs.

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