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Books Reviewed in 2019

Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 64 books this year.

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Hot to the Touch by Jaci BurtonDark Longing by Aja JamesMacRieve by Kresley ColeWrong Bed, Right Girl by Rebecca BrooksA Perfect Lie by Lisa Renee Jones8 Souls by Rachel RustThe Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangEvery Last Breath by Juno RushdanCorrupt by Penelope DouglasPure Healing by Aja JamesA Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
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ARC Review: ‘Back to You’ by Jessica Scott

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.

ARC Review: ‘Back to You’ by Jessica Scott

Back to You

by Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #2
Published by Forever on July 29, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eArc
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

He's in for the fight of his life . . .
Army captain Trent Davila loved his wife, Laura, and their two beautiful children. But when he almost lost his life in combat, something inside him died. He couldn't explain the emptiness he felt or bridge the growing distance between him and his family—so he deployed again. And again. And again . . . until his marriage reached its breaking point. Now, with everything on the line, Trent has one last chance to prove to his wife that he can be the man she needs . . . if she'll have him
. . . to win back his only love.
Laura is blindsided when Trent returns home. Time and again, he chose his men over his family, and she's just beginning to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. But when Trent faces a court martial on false charges, only Laura can save him. What begins as an act of kindness to protect his career inflames a desire she thought long buried—and a love that won't be denied. But can she trust that this time he's back to stay?

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Review: ‘Heart of Rock’ by Karyn Gerrard

Review: ‘Heart of Rock’ by Karyn Gerrard

Heart of Rock

by Karyn Gerrard
Published by Decadent Publishing on July 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eBook
Goodreads
four-stars

Irishman Brogan Byrne is at the pinnacle of rock music success in 1974. Handsome, charismatic, with a three-octave voice, you’d think he had it all. But Byrne sinks to new depths of depravity with women, liquor, and drugs.
Carly Montgomery is an ambitious record executive offered an opportunity to be manager for the last leg of Byrne's tour. Though she's detached and tough as nails, Carly's cool facade comes under attack. Somehow Byrne manages to slip by her frosty defenses.
Brogan, for his part, is broken inside. A memory weighs on his soul and affects his actions. Is Carly the one woman to help him forget his guilt and heal his heart of rock?
This is a re-release. New additional scenes.

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Review: ‘Sunset Heat’ by C.R. Moss

Review: ‘Sunset Heat’ by C.R. Moss

Sunset Heat

by C.R. Moss
Series: Sunset #1
Published by Decadent Publishing on July 2, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
three-half-stars

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A 1Night Stand Story
Can one night transform a woman's life?
Seana Tramonto feels doomed when it comes to relationships. When she’s set up through the 1Night Stand service, she’s apprehensive at best. Her concern turns to ire when her match turns out to be a man who broke her heart years ago. Old wounds are slow to heal no matter how sexy the man asking for forgiveness.
Zachary Russo, a Las Vegas policeman, is talked into doing a 1NS date. When he learns it’s with his high school tutor and friend, the girl he stood up before the Homecoming dance, he’s determined to make it up to her. But seeing her again opens his eyes to the sexy woman she’s become. Can he prove he’s grown up or will circumstance beyond his control kill their second chance?
Genre: Contemporary, erotic romance, chick-lit
Heat level: 4Word count – 11k

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ARC Review: ‘Passionate Addiction’ by Eden Summers

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.

ARC Review: ‘Passionate Addiction’ by Eden Summers

Passionate Addiction

by Eden Summers
Series: Reckless Beat #2
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on November 14, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 306
Format: eArc
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Goodreads
five-stars


He’s been her ultimate untouchable desire.

Nothing says happy birthday like a rock god flying thousands of miles to surprise a woman he's never met. But that's exactly what happens to Gabi Smith when she gives her long distance best friend a flippant invitation to her laid back girl’s night out. She never expected to turn on the dance floor and find Blake Kennedy’s gaze holding her body captive.

She’s his everything and he’s never laid eyes on her.

Gabi means more to Blake than life itself. She’s his strength, his savior, and the only person who helped to vanquish his demons. No one means more to him than his angel. So when things between them start to sizzle, he's ready to fight for the future he never thought he would deserve.

Skeletons from his past will threaten his only chance at love...

Blake has come a long way—with Gabi's help—to leave the hell of his youth behind him, but sometimes memories don’t want to stay buried. Determined to stand on his own for once, Blake is willing to stretch the truth to keep his troubles from burdening the woman he adores.

Little white lies can create black holes in any relationship. Only time will tell if an Aussie with a heart of gold will forgive her bad-boy boyfriend or if the deceit will end his passionate addiction.

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ARC Review: ‘The Christmas He Loved Her’ by Juliana Stone

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

ARC Review: ‘The Christmas He Loved Her’ by Juliana Stone

The Christmas He Loved Her

by Juliana Stone
Series: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 24, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 353
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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Goodreads
five-stars

All he wants this Christmas is her...
In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire with those you love. For Jake Edwards, it's also time to come home and face the music. He thought there would never be anything harder than losing his brother. Turns out there is: falling in love with his brother's widow, Raine.
Ever since they were little, Jesse was the Edwards brother who was always there for her, and Jake was the one who knew just how to push her buttons. Raine can't imagine a life without them, which is why it was doubly decimating when Jake left town after his brother's sudden death. Now he's back and she doesn't know whether to be mad or thrilled. Maybe both. Or maybe it will be the perfect chance for both of them to finally find happiness again.

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Review: ‘Double Dare’ by Karin Tabke

Review: ‘Double Dare’ by Karin Tabke

Double Dare

by Karin Tabke
Series: The Chronicles of Katrina #2
Published by Karin Tabke LLC on September 17, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 91
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars

She found passion on a dare but is she willing to risk her heart?
Since The Dare that changed her life, Dr. Katrina Winslow has hooked up, broken up, hooked up again, and run like hell, but her drama’s just getting started. Not only does she lose her job, but unpredictable and sexy-as-hell cop Simon insists they have fantasies left to explore.
Simon’s a man who gets what he wants and he’s got Katy in his green-eyed crosshairs. Though Katy runs from him, she’s never further away than his fingertips, something he proves when he sexts her a provocative double dare.
Will the prim and proper scientist resist the sexy cop’s thrilling texts? Or will she allow Simon to strip her bare and guide her closer and closer to what she truly desires?
Simon Double Dares you to find out…

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ARC Review: ‘Revealing Us’ by Lisa Renee Jones

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.

ARC Review: ‘Revealing Us’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Revealing Us

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #3
Published by Gallery Books on September 10, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eArc
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

The third installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance series—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
You've discovered Rebecca's secrets. You've discovered Sara's secrets. Now Sara will discover "his" deepest, darkest secrets...but will those secrets bind them together--or tear them apart?

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Review: ‘Being Me’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Review: ‘Being Me’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Being Me

by Lisa Renee Jones
Published by Gallery Books on June 11, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 351
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.
In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?

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Review: ‘If I Were You’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Review: ‘If I Were You’ by Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #1
Published by Gallery Books on March 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

The steamy first installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.
Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.

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Review: ‘Rub Down’ by Suzanne Rock

Review: ‘Rub Down’ by Suzanne Rock

Rub Down

by Suzanne Rock
Series: Ecstasy Spa #3
Published by Smashwords Edition on April 5, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

Jake longs to turn his friends-with-benefits relationship with Roxanne into something deeper. As coworkers at the Ecstasy Spa, he knows it’s against their contracts to be caught dating each other. Roxie seems content with keeping things the way they are, but he dreams of one day taking her hand and leaving the promiscuity and madness of the spa behind. Until then, he takes his frustrations out in his paintings, a secret hobby he has enjoyed since he was a kid. Then one day someone buys one of his oils and comissions him for some more. Suddenly the dream of walking away is a reality. Now if only he can convince flirty and fun Roxie to leave everything she has ever known and run away with him…
This is Book #3 of the Ecstasy Spa and a M/F erotic romance.
Books in the Ecstasy Spa Series:
Quick FixAromatherapyRub Down
The Great EscapePressure PointMind and Body
Ecstasy Spa: An Erotic Anthology, Part IEcstasy Spa, An Erotic Anthology, Part II

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