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Books Reviewed in 2019

We have reviewed 38 books this year.

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March Reviews
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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ARC Review: ‘The Secret Life of Avery O’Dea’ by Elise Marion

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

ARC Review: ‘The Secret Life of Avery O’Dea’ by Elise Marion

The Secret Life of Avery O'Dea

by Elise Marion
Published by Bottom Drawer Publications on August 28th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Photographer Dominic Ramsey is having a bad year. His car won’t start, the rent is weeks overdue, his girlfriend dumped him, and photography jobs have been few and far between. Moonlighting as a paparazzo to scrape up some extra cash isn’t exactly going well; there’s only so much money to be made in photos of tacky celebrity outfits.
Avery O’Dea has led her life in front of the cameras since shooting to stardom in her first romantic film. When her on-screen romance becomes something more she and her Hollywood beau are, at least the way the magazines tell it, a match made in heaven. So what if Avery’s had to convert to Ryan’s vegan lifestyle publicly in order to solidify the relationship to the public eye? So what if she’s had to make a few sacrifices in order to achieve the Hollywood dream?
When a daring photographer catches her in a lie and exposes the truth of Avery and Ryan’s relationship to the world, Avery realizes just how tired she is of being ‘America’s Sweetheart’, and the elaborate cover-up becomes a burden that she no longer wishes to bear. As she locks eyes with the photographer that set her world on fire with a single photo, she begins to long for more from life; passion, love, and the freedom to live her life as she pleases.

Review: ‘Because of You’ by Jessica Scott

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Review: ‘Because of You’ by Jessica Scott

Because of You

by Jessica Scott
Series: Coming Home #1
Published by Random House Publishing Group on November 14th 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 200
Format: eArc
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five-stars


A Love Story You'll Never Forget:
From the war-torn streets of Baghdad to the bittersweet comforts of the home front, two wounded hearts navigate the battlefield of coming home from war in this explosive eBook original from newcomer Jessica Scott.
Keeping his men alive is all that matters to Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison. But meeting Jen St. James the night before his latest deployment makes Shane wonder if there's more to life than war. He leaves for Iraq remembering a single kiss with a woman he'll never see again - until a near fatal attack lands him back at home and in her care.
Jen has survived her own brush with death and endured its scars. And yet there's a fire in Shane that makes Jen forget all about her past. He may be her patient, but when this warrior looks her in the eyes, she feels, for the first time in a long time, like a woman. Shane is too proud to ask for help, but for Jen, caring for him is more than a duty - it's a need. And as Jen guides Shane through the fires of healing, she finds something she never expected - her deepest desire...
Loveswept brings you the very best of classic romance - from treasured favourites to exciting new talent, these are love stories you'll never forget. Find out about other titles in the series and choose your next Loveswept hero at www.lovesweptbooks.co.uk

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Review: ‘Kissin’ Tell’ by Lorelei James

Review: ‘Kissin’ Tell’ by Lorelei James

Kissin' Tell

by Lorelei James
Published by Ridgeview Publishing on June 26, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 318
Format: eBook
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five-stars

Once she led him around by a string. Now he's the one holding the reins.
Georgia Hotchkiss swore wild horses couldn’t drag her back to Sundance, Wyoming. So it’s ironic she’s forced to take a rodeo PR job in her former hometown—right before her ten-year class reunion. The only thing worse than facing her cheating ex-husband? Showing up to the reunion without a date.
Tell McKay had it so bad for Georgia “Hot Lips” Hotchkiss during high school that he let her run roughshod over him. But he’s no longer that easily manipulated boy—these days he’s earned a reputation with the ladies that lives up to the McKay last name. He agrees to escort her to the reunion—with one stipulation. Georgia has to prove she’s left behind the goody-goody cheerleader of the past—by sharing his bed.
Their sexual chemistry burns so bright, they barely notice that the reunion has come and gone, and now they’re tangled up in another dreaded “R” word—relationship. But if Tell wants to get the girl this time around, he’ll have to come up with a whole new set of knots to tie up her heartstrings.

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ARC Review: ‘Giving It Up’ by Amber Lin

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ARC Review: ‘Giving It Up’ by Amber Lin

Giving It Up

by Amber Lin
Series: The Lost Girls #1
Published by Loose Id LLC on June 18th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 308
Format: eArc
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four-stars

Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it's not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.
He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren't enough to put her back together again. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way; she'd be stupid to trust a man again. Especially one like Colin, whose criminal past threatens them both.
When her rapist returns, Allie must fight for the man she loves--and her life--hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.

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Review: ‘Fur Ball Fever’ by Maureen Fisher

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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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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: ‘Hot Finish’ by Erin McCarthy

Review: ‘Hot Finish’ by Erin McCarthy

Hot Finish

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Fast Track #3
Published by Berkley on August 3rd 2010
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 284
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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three-half-stars

Desire is about to reach its peak.
Suzanne Jefferson is broke, which is why she's given up charity work for wedding planning. Fortunately, she has a high-profile client-and best of all, he's paid in advance. There are just two teensy problems: the bride is a bona fide bridezilla, and Suzanne's stock racer ex- husband is the best man. At least she thought he was her ex-husband...

Review: ‘Bared to You’ by Sylvia Day

Review: ‘Bared to You’ by Sylvia Day

Bared to You

by Sylvia Day
Series: Crossfire #1
Published by Berkley on June 12th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 338
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon... "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness." "" He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily Gideon "knew." He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each others most private wounds and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart "

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Review: ‘Hard and Fast’ by Erin McCarthy

Review: ‘Hard and Fast’ by Erin McCarthy

Hard and Fast

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Fast Track #2
Published by Berkley on May 5th 2009
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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five-stars

The sequel to Flat-Out Sexy, starring a bad boy race car driver hero who's met his match-from a hot USA Today bestselling author.
Grad student Imogen Wilson realizes she's hit on the perfect thesis for her sociology degree. If she follows the so-called "rules" on how to get a man, can she steer her way into the world and hearts of stock race car drivers, and establish their dating- and mating-patterns?
Although sexy and reckless racer Ty McCordle is the ideal test subject, Imogen knows that for the sake of science, she can't give in to her growing attraction for him. Yet he's the one who's chasing after her, and Imogen realizes that she actually wants to be caught. A southern gentleman like Ty will satisfy all her curiosity-and make all the risks worthwhile...

Review: ‘Touch Me’ by Callie Croix

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Review: ‘Touch Me’ by Callie Croix

Touch Me

by Callie Croix
Published by Carina Press on January 2nd 2012
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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three-half-stars

Arriving home on leave from his tour of duty, Army Captain Alex Montoya knows there's a beautiful woman waiting for him-his best friend's sister. She's always been off limits...until now. He fully intends to move them out of being "just friends" and encourage her to release the sexual needs he senses she's buried deep.
Tianna McIntyre is starting over after her marriage ended. Her ex-husband weakened her self-esteem and caused her to deny her true sexual desires. But being around Alex brings all her dormant fantasies to the surface, and now Tianna feels the stirrings of her secret, submissive wishes.
Determined to help repair the damage Tianna's ex did to her self-worth, Alex will use whatever means necessary to convince her they're meant for each other, including tying her down to make sure he has her full attention while he takes her to the heights of pleasure she's always dreamed of...

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