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Books Reviewed in 2019

We have reviewed 24 books this year.

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February Reviews
Vengeance Road by Christine FeehanThe 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: ‘Just this Once’ by Rosalind James

Review: ‘Just this Once’ by Rosalind James

Just This Once

by Rosalind James
Series: Escape to New Zealand #1
Published by Self-Published on August 29, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 294
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes.
Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn’t looking for a sexy fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn’t do casual. But maybe just this once ...
As much as he’s shared with Hannah, Drew Callahan has kept one very big secret. And learning the truth, now that she’s back home again, has made Hannah warier than ever. Drew knows that she’s right for him. But how can he convince her to let down her guard enough to explore what they could have together?
Note: This romance, like New Zealand, contains some steam. If that isn't your cuppa, you may want to visit another country ... er, book.

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ARC Review: ‘Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction’ 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: ‘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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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 3’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & 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 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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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 2’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & 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 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
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
three-half-stars

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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
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
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: ‘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
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
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
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
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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ARC Review: ‘Release Me’ by J. Kenner

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: ‘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
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
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: ‘Wish List’ by Sylvia Day

Review: ‘Wish List’ by Sylvia Day

Wish List

by Sylvia Day
Published by Self-Published on December 2, 2005
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 44
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
When Nicolas James draws Stephanie Martin's name in their law firm's Secret Santa exchange he knows he's in for a merry Christmas-if he can figure out what to give the woman he's wanted for months. When he works late and finds a crumpled piece of paper listing Steph's personal wish list, he knows he's in luck. Because all Steph wants for Christmas is him, in a number of naughty ways.
And not-so saintly Nick is going to make every one of her carnal wishes come true.

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