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Review: ‘Just for Now’ by Rosalind James

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: ‘Just for Now’ by Rosalind James

Just for Now

by Rosalind James
Series: Escape to New Zealand #3
Published by Rosalind James on January 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 310
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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Goodreads
five-stars

There's no place like home . . .
For teacher Jenna McKnight, nothing spells "heartbreak" like finding her husband with somebody else--in her bed. It's clearly time to reinvent herself. A new body, a new city, and a new job later, she's done just that. The beautiful Auckland villa isn't really her home, though. Finn Douglas and his kids aren't really her family, however much she wishes they were. And playing house can be a dangerous game.
Rugby star Finn Douglas is just looking for a temporary nanny and housekeeper. Not a girlfriend, and definitely not a wife. He can't resist Jenna's cooking, it's true. Who knew he'd have so much trouble resisting her? He wants to do what's right for his kids. But waiting is so hard . . .

ARC Review: ‘Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction’ by Lisa Renee Jones

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ARC Review: ‘Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #1.1
Published by Simon and Schuster on January 28, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 40
Format: eArc
Goodreads
four-half-stars

NOW OPTIONED for Cable TV!
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!
Connection to The Inside Out Trilogy that has recently been optioned to STARZ for TV with Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland w/Johnny Depp) producing and includes exciting clues for the series readers but stands alone as it’s own exciting erotic story.
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: ‘The Reluctant Countess’ by Wendy Vella

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ARC Review: ‘The Reluctant Countess’ by Wendy Vella

The Reluctant Countess

by Wendy Vella
Published by Loveswept on January 14, 2013
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 302
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

From rising romance star Wendy Vella comes a Cinderella story of whirlwind passion between a dashing earl and a beautiful countess—and the secret that threatens to tear them apart.   Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.   Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.  Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Escape Diaries, The Devil’s Thief, and The Magic.

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 3’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & Riley Ross

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 3’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & Riley Ross

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 3

by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden
Published by MTR Publishing on December 8th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
four-half-stars
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ARC Review: ‘The Cat’s Meow’ by Stacey Kennedy + Guest Post

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ARC Review: ‘The Cat’s Meow’ by Stacey Kennedy + Guest Post

The Cat's Meow

by Stacey Kennedy
Published by Entangled Publishing on December 13th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 256
Format: eArc
Source: publisher
Goodreads
five-stars

When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby, an enchantress, is determined to discover who is behind the odd deaths. But being a witch gifted by the Goddess won’t protect her from the talented warlock the Coven sends to assist her. Kale weaves a spell more powerful than any she’s ever seen--and he's sexy as sin. But why he's even needed for such a simple mission is beyond her.
While having some muscle around can't hurt her investigation, fighting her growing attraction for Kale is worse than a hex, especially considering she knows he—and their Coven—are hiding something from her. When she turns up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats, though, the elusive warlock isn't the her only concern. She now has a political rebellion on her hands, too. And when the truth about who she really is begins to surface, the only person Libby can trust is herself.

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 2’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & Riley Ross

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 2’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & Riley Ross

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Episode 2

by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, Alicia Pates, Stephanie Fodor Scott
Published by MT Books on October 24, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Author Ty Langston's: CRAVE
Preview of Episode 2
Exhausted and burnt out due to a mix of long hours and a steady diet of working hardened news stories, left Harper at a loss when she met the magnetic and mysterious lead singer of Crave, Cass St. Marie.
She was drawn to him, yet frightened. What was he? Who was he? Did he have anything to do with Darien’s disappearance?
Desperate for the truth, the more she talked with him, the more attracted she became. Did he really have the answers she sought or was he a distraction of something more sinister.
Author Tigris Eden's: The Genesis Project
Preview of Episode 2
Xander Treegold sees something in Genesis that he can’t explain. Is it her oddity that captures him or her innocence? Xander’s never taken no for an answer when it comes to getting what he wants and at every opportunity that is given to him Xander seems to fail miserably. That is until he pulls Genesis into a dark alcove in the Great Hall where others are preparing for their journey back to New Earth for Luna.
Will Genesis succumb to his attentions or will she once again deny him the only thing he’s ever truly wanted…. Her.
Politics and other’s seem to get in the way of his every intentions and as Luna approaches so does the private tasting he’s invited Genesis to. Will she indulge like the rest of them, or will she stand in the back, watching, wanting, and needing to be tasted as much as the next female.
Gen is happy to finally be back home with her father Vaggo, and as short as this homecoming is, she is determined not to let the outside influence of Xander Treegold convince her of his intentions. With Adam constantly showing up at her door step, attempting to sway her away from his soon to be brother –in-law she finds that Professor Aylet is correct in her assumptions. There are two males that make her question her every feeling.
Adam’s sultry scent and Xander’s fire.

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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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Goodreads
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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Goodreads
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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Goodreads
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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