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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: ‘Aces Wild’ by Amanda Carlson

Review: ‘Aces Wild’ by Amanda Carlson

Aces Wild

by Amanda Carlson
Series: Sin City Collectors #1
Published by Amanda Carlson Inc on June 2, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 84
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Welcome to Vegas. Home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the Boss and don’t ask any questions.
Nevada Hamilton has learned a few things since becoming a Sin City Collector, and staying away from vampires is one of them. After botching her first Collection, the vamp getting away after causing as much damage as possible, she hasn’t been assigned to another one since.
But when she receives her next playing card, she’s in for a surprise. Not only is a vampire her next target, but they’ve paired her up to make sure she gets the job done right. Refusing a Collection is not an option, but when she discovers who she’s working with, making the mission as difficult as possible for her new partner becomes her top priority…
Being a hellhound isn’t enough to protect Jake Troubadour from Nevada Hamilton, no matter how thick his skin is. Finding out he has to work with the beautiful dhampir, after not seeing her for three years, is a low blow—but Jake is a professional. He takes his Collections as seriously as he does running his bar. He’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done, but after that, he’s out. No more chances for the girl who wrecked his bike and scarred his soul so long ago. But even with his heart dead set against it, this hellhound quickly finds he’s not immune to love after all.
What’s Collected in Vegas, stays in Vegas...

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Review: ‘After This Night’ by Lauren Blakely

Review: ‘After This Night’ by Lauren Blakely

After This Night

by Lauren Blakely
Series: Seductive Nights #2
Published by Lauren Blakely Books on May 12, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 282
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

Their world was passion, pleasure and secrets.
Far too many secrets. But Clay Nichols can't get Julia Bell out of his mind. He's so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can't focus on work or business. Only her. And she's pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though–she's trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that's been chasing her for months now, thanks to the criminal world her ex dragged her into. If only she can get out of this mess, then maybe she can invite the man who ignites her back in her life, so she can have him–heart, mind and body.
He won't take less than all of her, and the full truth too. When he runs into her again at her sister's wedding, they have a second chance but she'll have to let him all the way in. And they'll learn just how much more there is to the intense sexual chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night...

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Review: ‘Last Second Chance’ by Caisey Quinn

Review: ‘Last Second Chance’ by Caisey Quinn

Last Second Chance

by Caisey Quinn
Series: Second Chance #1
Published by Self-Published on May 6, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be?
What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day. And she sure didn’t expect to feel the overwhelming attraction that pulls her to the man who has more issues than she can count on both hands. Like the hotel rooms and tour buses he’s famous for trashing, the havoc he could wreak on Stella’s heart would be irreparable.
Van isn’t at Second Chance for publicity or because he’s suffering from “exhaustion”. He’s on the brink of destruction, and he needs the kind of help Stella isn’t sure she can give. But without her, he'll lose everything. Because he’s on his last second chance.

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Review: ‘Girl Lost’ by Nazarea Andrews

Review: ‘Girl Lost’ by Nazarea Andrews

Girl Lost

by Nazarea Andrews
Series: Neverland Lost #1
Published by A&A Literary on April 29, 2014
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

Northern was supposed to be a fresh start—a place where people didn’t know who I was or how I had spent years in and out of mental institutes. People didn't know about my parents death or the island no one heard of. But when Peter sits next to me in lit class, I can’t stop the memories, and I don’t want to. He looks too much like the boy from the island, and despite my best intentions, coaxes my secrets from me.
He’s gorgeous, irresistible, a little mad, and completely lost—we are a pair of broken cogs in a world neither of us truly fits into. He is somehow gentle and fierce, heartbreaking in his devotion and savage in his defense.
When Belle, his best friend, shows up, pale and lovely and sick, Peter pulls away from me, a startling withdrawal. It’s a relationship that scares and confuses me. She is at times warm and friendly, and other times is violent and unpredictable.
Peter says that he wants me, but refuses to let himself get close. And there are secrets, surrounding both of us, that border on nightmares. As the memories close in, as Belle gets sicker and more violent, I’m torn between what is true and what I believe, and what this magical boy knows about my mysterious past.

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Review: ‘Point of Return’ by Stacey Lynn

Review: ‘Point of Return’ by Stacey Lynn

Point of Return

by Stacey Lynn
Series: Nordic Lords MC #1
Published by Self-Published on April 21, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
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four-stars

Deceit. Destruction. Death.
Olivia Masters grew up familiar with all of them. The daughter of the President of the Nordic Lords Motorcycle Club, Olivia always knew she wanted nothing to do with any of it. Her plans were made to leave the town she grew up in as soon as she and her boyfriend, Daemon Knight, turned eighteen.
But then Olivia was shot. Her mother killed in front of her. Fleeing became her reality. Forced to return to her hometown of Jasper Bay five years later, events beyond Olivia’s control put her directly back into the life she swore she’d never return to.
Her dad wants her back in the family. Daemon wants her in his bed. But just as Olivia begins to accept her destiny, history finds a way to repeat itself.
This time, will Olivia be strong enough to fight for the family she once turned her back on? Or will she once again flee from the only life that has ever felt like home?
*Warning: Due to violence, language, and sexual content, this book is not recommended for readers under the age of 18.*

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Review: ‘Night After Night’ by Lauren Blakely

Review: ‘Night After Night’ by Lauren Blakely

Night After Night

by Lauren Blakely
Series: Seductive Nights #1
Published by Lauren Blakely Books on April 16, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Their world was sex, love, and lies.He intoxicated her. Commanded. Consumed.With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he's back, and determined to make her his own.No matter the cost.She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn't willing to let her go without a fight. But she's got dark secrets of her own that threaten to destroy any chance of happiness. She's a wanted woman—the stakes are high, her every move is watched, and yet the lure between them can't be denied. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?

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Review: ‘Salvation’ by Noelle Adams

Review: ‘Salvation’ by Noelle Adams

Salvation

by Noelle Adams
Published by Self-Published on February 21, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 262
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

You get to the point where you can just say it. There was never anything special about me, except my father is rich and important. That's why it happened.
It was just a normal Tuesday afternoon. I was twenty-three and thinking about my new designer boots. They kidnapped me for ransom. They raped me before I was rescued. My therapist says that talking about it means I'm starting to heal.
I don't really think I am.
It's even harder to talk about Gideon. He couldn’t save me when it really mattered, so he keeps trying to save me now. He refuses to give up on me, and I can’t make him understand. There are some things you just can’t be saved from.
Salvation is a love story that follows a difficult path of healing after sexual assault. It is a true romance, but it addresses very hard issues, including rape and attempted suicide. The novel is not, however, about captivity and violence. It is about love, healing, and hope.

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Review: ‘Dare to Love’ by Carly Phillips

Review: ‘Dare to Love’ by Carly Phillips

Dare to Love

by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #1
Published by CP Publishing on January 10, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 257
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

She arouses his dominant and protective instincts And he will do anything to possess her … And does.
When billionaire Ian Dare gets one glimpse of the sensual and irresistible Riley Taylor, he knows that he must have her. But any future he might have with Riley means he'll have to confront his past — a past he'd rather forget. And that's something this NFL team owner won't dare to do — not even for love.

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Review: ‘Revenge’ by Winter Austin

Review: ‘Revenge’ by Winter Austin

Revenge

by Winter Austin
Series: Degrees of Darkness #3
Published by Crimson Romance on November 11, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 284
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

In New Orleans, justice is best served with a heavy dose of revenge, and Remy LeBeau intends to tip the scales in his favor. For good.
Forced to take a mandatory vacation from the Dallas PD, Remy leaves his girlfriend, Cody, to protect her from what's to come. If there's to be any chance for a normal future for the two of them, he has to face his enemies and finish what they started - alone.
Cody Lewis gave up on someone once before, but not this time. She needs to come to terms with Remy's past and her own as she seeks him out among the historic and deadly streets of New Orleans. But she got more than she bargained for. Those who oppose her will find you don't get in the way of a determined Texan; especially a woman in love.
As Remy closes in on the nameless faces who have controlled his life for too long, his ability to save himself and those closest to him is tested, putting everyone he cares for in grave danger. And this time, Cody may face the reality of his death.
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

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Review: ‘Whiskey Sour Noir’ by Mickey J. Corrigan

Review: ‘Whiskey Sour Noir’ by Mickey J. Corrigan

Whiskey Sour Noir

by Mickey J. Corrigan
Published by The Wild Rose Press on March 5, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 60
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

Love is like a whiskey sour: you've got to watch out or it sneaks up on you.
Tami Lee Conkers is a spunky Florida chick who works at a homeless shelter. Cat Avery is handsome, well-educated, articulate, funny and dark. He lives in a bum motel and bartends right down the street from Tami Lee. She falls for him—even though she knows better. The man is a registered sex offender.
Avery claims he's innocent. Tami Lee is following her heart, but she's afraid she knows where that will take her. The love they make feels doomed. All around them, life is going from bad to worse. Especially since the Gulf Stream has stopped moving for the first time in thousands of years.
An end of the world romance, Whiskey Sour Noir is an engaging story of two unlikely lovers battling tough odds.
Love can be so bittersweet.

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