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Books Reviewed in 2019

Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 91 books this year.

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Review: ‘Fur Ball Fever’ by Maureen Fisher

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

Review: ‘Fur Ball Fever’ by Maureen Fisher

Fur Ball Fever A Romantic Crime Mystery with Tons of Humor)

by Maureen Fisher
Published by Self-Published on September 5, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 298
Format: eArc
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four-stars

A pet spa owner loses her client’s prize pooch. Too bad the only man qualified to help is a former flame with his own agenda. Add an aging hippie aunt, renegade schnauzer, and a dominatrix or two. Non-stop action bounces from beached corpses to fancy yachts and a raunchy Jersey Shore nightclub. Hazards soon multiply like bunnies, culminating in a Fur Ball gala the locals will never forget.

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(18 & Over) Review: ‘Beg For It’ by Stacey Kennedy

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(18 & Over) Review: ‘Beg For It’ by Stacey Kennedy

Beg For It

by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Pact of Seduction #2
Published by Loose Id on May 29th 2012
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 79
Format: eArc
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four-stars

The Pact of Seduction has one rule—fulfill your ultimate fantasy. Bella’s problem, she can’t live up to her vow. But her failure spins events that lead her into unknown territory. Kole, a Dom at the sex club Castle Dolce Vita, wasn’t part of her fantasy, but he’s about to show her he should have been.
Kole is more than willing to introduce Bella to BDSM since he’s held an interest in her for some time. But the feisty woman isn’t easily tamed and her strong personality proves to be difficult. While she might be determined to keep him at a distance, Kole has other ideas. He won’t allow her to shut him out.
A pact between best friends brought them together, emotional barriers tear them apart. Kole skillfully reminds Bella through pleasure and punishment that she is now his submissive, and her place is under his command.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and elements.

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Review: ‘Night Sky’ by Jolene Perry

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Review: ‘Night Sky’ by Jolene Perry

Night Sky

by Jolene Perry
Published by Tribute Books on March 1st 2012
Pages: 247
Format: eArc
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four-stars

After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

Review: ‘Let Me In’ by Callie Croix

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Review: ‘Let Me In’ by Callie Croix

Let Me In

by Callie Croix
Published by Carina Press on May 21st 2012
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 103
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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five-stars

On leave for Thanksgiving, the last thing marine lieutenant Talia Barnett expects to find is Liam Brodie waiting for her at the airport. He's had a starring role in her fantasies for the past two years, and although she'd love to make them a reality, she has a dark secret that prevents her from taking things further.
A former marine, Liam's specialty is planning tactical operations, and that's just what he plans to do to win Talia. The woman has kept him at arm's length for too long, and this time he's finally going to claim her—body and heart.
What begins as comfort quickly turns hot. When Liam shows Talia a hint of the dominant nature inside him, the submissive part of her flares to life. Though she desires him, she's going back on deployment and doesn't want to dump all her drama on him. Will he find a way to break through the protective walls around her heart and convince her they have a future that goes far beyond the bedroom?

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Review: ‘Exclusively Yours’ by Shannon Stacey

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Review: ‘Exclusively Yours’ by Shannon Stacey

Exclusively Yours

by Shannon Stacey
Series: Kowalski Family #1
Published by Carina Press on January 1st 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 322
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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three-half-stars

When Keri Daniels’ editor finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive bestselling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job.
Joe’s never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he’s intrigued to hear Keri’s back in town and looking for him. Despite his intense need for privacy, he’ll grant Keri an interview if it means a chance to finish what they started in high school.
He proposes an outrageous plan - for every day she survives with his family on their annual camping and four-wheeling trip, Keri can ask one question. Keri agrees; she’s worked too hard to walk away from her career.
But the chemistry between them is still as potent as the bug spray, Joe’s sister is out to avenge his broken heart and Keri hasn't ridden an ATV since she was ten. Who knew a little blackmail, a whole lot of family and some sizzling romantic interludes could make Keri reconsider the old dream of Keri &Joe 2gether 4ever.

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Review: ‘Endure’ by Carrie Jones

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Review: ‘Endure’ by Carrie Jones

Endure

by Carrie Jones
Series: Need #4
Published by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books on May 8th 2012
Pages: 272
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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four-stars

It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .
Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.

Review: ‘Dead and Beyond’ by Jayde Scott

Review: ‘Dead and Beyond’ by Jayde Scott

Dead And Beyond

by Jayde Scott
Series: Ancient Legends #4
Published by Createspace on February 25th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 292
Format: eArc
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three-stars

Amber Reed is a dead girl walking.
Having just been turned by her gorgeous vampire boyfriend, eighteen-year-old Amber Reed is bestowed with the ability to see ghosts. Between trying to figure out how to control her bloodlust and solving the mysterious disappearance of a friend, Amber realizes someone wants to step into her shoes so badly, they’ll do anything to take her place.
When one secret after another pops up, the only person who believes her is her enemy, Devon. Amber can’t figure out if he’s here to help or save his own immortal race from losing the ancient war against the vampires. What she does know, however, is that she can’t resist his good looks just as much as she can’t help becoming someone else…
In a world of dark magic and ancient enemies, three powerful courts fight for supremacy, and Amber might just be the pawn in winning this war forever. But how’s a girl to survive when everyone wants her dead?

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Review: ‘Veiled Virtues’ by Jan Fischer Wade

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Review: ‘Veiled Virtues’ by Jan Fischer Wade

Veiled Virtues

by Jan Fischer Wade
Published by MuseItUp Publishing on February 11, 2012
Pages: 225
Format: eArc
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three-stars

When Paige Stewart left America to house-sit in England, her only thoughts were to get away from her controlling mother and to have fun. Little did she know that her working holiday would turn into a battle between good and evil, or that she would be the epicenter of that battle. She certainly didn’t expect to be swept off her feet by a modern-day English knight. But when blood appeared on her keyboard and she discovered her childhood scars bleeding, her holiday took a turn for the eerie and dangerous, and when she ventured into the metaphysical shop run by Nathaniel Brightmore, she found much more than tarot cards and crystals.

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Review: ‘The Best Mistake’ by Kate Watterson

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Review: ‘The Best Mistake’ by Kate Watterson

The Best Mistake

by Kate Watterson
Published by Carina Press on January 16th 2011
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 54
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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four-stars

When Lacey Billings gives her boyfriend, Ran, an erotic wake-up call in the middle of the night, she’s shocked to discover that the gorgeous man she’s kissing isn’t Ran...it’s his cousin, Rick.
Although Ran laughs off the mix-up, Lacey and Rick can’t stop thinking about the unexpected encounter, and they can’t escape the scorching flashbacks it’s aroused.
Ran doesn’t want an innocent mistake to ruin his relationship with his girlfriend or his cousin, so he proposes a solution. He wants the three of them to solve this problem the old-fashioned way, by sleeping on it...together.

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Review: ‘The Immortal Rules’ by Julie Kagawa

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Review: ‘The Immortal Rules’ by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules

by Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 24th 2012
Pages: 484
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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four-stars

To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them�the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend�a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what�and who�is worth dying for…again.
Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.