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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: ‘Bundle of Trouble’ by Diana Orgain

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: ‘Bundle of Trouble’ by Diana Orgain

Bundle of Trouble

by Diana Orgain
Published by Berkley on August 4th 2009
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 296
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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four-stars

First-time mom Kate Connelly is bringing up baby- and bringing down a killer.
Kate Connelly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you're going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San Francisco Bay that may be her brother-in-law, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say "diaper rash" in order to keep her family together.

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Review: ‘Flat-Out Sexy’ by Erin McCarthy

Review: ‘Flat-Out Sexy’ by Erin McCarthy

Flat-Out Sexy

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Fast Track #1
Published by Berkley on November 4th 2008
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 291
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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Independent single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a new, sexy, no-strings-attached man--just not one as young as NASCAR driver Elec Monroe. But he sure does get her heart racing. And after she’s tricked into a blind date with him, Tamara gives in to her passion. Things screech to a halt, though, when he asks to meet her children. Whatever happened to wham-bam-thank-you ma’am? Suddenly Tamara has to decide how much risk she’s willing to take to experience the power of true love.

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Review: ‘Blood Law’ by Karin Tabke

Review: ‘Blood Law’ by Karin Tabke

Blood Law

by Karin Tabke
Series: Blood Moon Rising Trilogy #1
Published by Berkley on May 3rd 2011
Pages: 323
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

For all eternity, only one thing shall separate them—until the Blood Law is avenged…
The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands at the center of it all.

As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer—beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she’s a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both…for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.

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Review: ‘Girls That Growl’ by Mari Mancusi

Review: ‘Girls That Growl’ by Mari Mancusi

Girls That Growl

by Mari Mancusi
Series: Blood Coven Vampire #3
Published by Berkley on October 2nd 2007
Pages: 256
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Rayne McDonald thought getting into the Blood Coven was the hard part. But now there's a new breed of trouble in town...and the former slayer and her vampire boyfriend may be the only ones who can stop it.
Now that she's an official vampire and full-fledged member of The Blood Coven, Rayne assumes her vampire slaying days are over. Sure, she doesn't have any vampire powers, thanks to a mutated blood virus, but she and Jareth can go out in the sun, which is a pretty good trade-off.
But just when Rayne's starting to enjoy her afterlife, she's contacted by Slayer Inc once again. It seems that a member of her high school's football team has disappeared—and the powers-that-be think the cheerleaders had something to do with it. Now Rayne has to infiltrate the squad before the cheerleaders have a chance to sink their teeth into someone else...

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Review: ‘Stake That’ by Mari Mancusi

Review: ‘Stake That’ by Mari Mancusi

Stake That

by Mari Mancusi
Series: Blood Coven Vampire #2
Published by Berkley on December 5th 2006
Pages: 288
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Cover is to die for, but it seems destiny has something else in mind...
Rayne McDonald had it all figured out. Get turned into a vampire, become the mate of the Blood Coven leader, and live the high-life for all eternity. Too bad the head vamp took a bite out of her twin sister by mistake. Now, not only is Rayne still not a vampire, but she learns she's a slayer instead—destined to destroy vamps gone bad.
After being recruited by a secret organization, Rayne is given her first mission: infiltrate a seedy bar downtown and expose its vampire owner, Maverick, for purposely spreading a nasty blood virus. Luckily the Blood Coven sends some help—in the form of sexy vampire Jareth. Will vampire and slayer be able to settle their differences and work together to bring down the evil Maverick? Or will they find their own hearts on the line?

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Review: ‘Night School’ by Mari Mancusi

Review: ‘Night School’ by Mari Mancusi

Night School

by Mari Mancusi
Series: Blood Coven Vampire #5
Published by Berkley on January 4th 2011
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

After their parents' shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins are forced to hide out deep in the Swiss Alps at Riverdale Academy, a secret vampire slayer training facility. And with no way to contact their vampire boyfriends for rescue, they're going to have to play nice with the locals.
But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes that there's more to fear at Riverdale than getting staked by the student body-leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost the twins their lives.

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Review: ‘Bad Blood’ by Mari Mancusi

Review: ‘Bad Blood’ by Mari Mancusi

Bad Blood

by Mari Mancusi
Series: Blood Coven Vampire #4
Published by Berkley on January 5th 2010
Pages: 256
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

The newest Blood Coven novel-accompanied by edgy repackages of the rest of the series
Sunny McDonald is in the ultimate forbidden relationship. Her boyfriend Magnus is a vampire, and the leader of the Blood Coven. And when the Coven decides that Magnus needs a mate to be his co-ruler, Sunny's humanity puts her out of the running. The Coven's chosen candidate is Jane Johnson, a magna cum laude graduate of Oxford University who just happens to look like a vampiric supermodel.
Sunny is suspicious of a Rhodes Scholar who can't answer the most basic poli-sci questions, but Magnus brushes it off as petty jealousy. Still, when the Blood Coven goes to Las Vegas for a vampire convention, Sunny and her twin sister Rayne secretly tag along. And Sunny's not going home before she learns the truth about Jane. Because not everything stays in Vegas-especially bad blood.

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Review: ‘Boys That Bite’ by Mari Mancusi

Review: ‘Boys That Bite’ by Mari Mancusi

Boys that Bite

by Mari Mancusi
Series: Blood Coven Vampire #1
Published by Berkley on April 4th 2006
Pages: 272
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal...
When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to Club Fang by her twin sister Rayne, she doesn't expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving sister and bites her on the neck, she finds out that his fangs are real—and deadly.
Now, Sunny has less than a week to figure out how to reverse the bite, or else she's going to end up as the perpetually undead. And not only will she be a vampire, she'll also be bonded to Magnus—the bloodsucker who bit her—forever. And forever is a really long time...

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