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Review: ‘Heart of an Angel’ by Rosalie Lario

Review: ‘Heart of an Angel’ by Rosalie Lario

Heart of an Angel

by Rosalie Lario
Series: The Fallen Warriors #5
Published by Self-Published on March 5, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook
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five-stars

With war looming between the angels and mankind, Abby seeks out the fallen angel who once saved her life…and earned her love. Nate is shocked to see the nephilim he saved as a young girl—and even more surprised at the alluring woman she’s become. Though he can’t deny the spark of attraction between them, nothing prepares him for Abby’s bold claim. That they are meant to be mated.
Tempting though Abby may be, the thought of loving and losing yet another mate forces Nate to resist her considerable charms. But his fiery little temptress won’t be so easily dissuaded. As the Fallen prepare to battle the angels over the fate of mankind, Abby must convince Nate that loving her is worth risking his heart.

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Review: ‘An Alpha’s Path’ by Carrie Ann Ryan

Review: ‘An Alpha’s Path’ by Carrie Ann Ryan

An Alpha's Path

by Carrie Ann Ryan
Published by Self-Published on December 1, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 59
Format: eBook
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four-half-stars

Melanie Cross knew nothing of the world beyond her books and thought that was all she needed. When she finds herself on a blind date with a shifter who says she’s his mate, she finds out otherwise.
Kade Jamenson knows one day he will be the Alpha of the Redwood Pack but first, he must find his mate. Somehow fate has put her in his path in the most unlikely of ways, but when another tries to block them before they can complete the mating bond, he’ll stop at nothing to keep Melanie safe.
As temptation burns bright, two of them must overcome what they thought were differences and fight for something more than a mere night: fate.

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ARC Review: ‘Until Trevor’ by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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

ARC Review: ‘Until Trevor’ by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until Trevor

by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until #2
Published by Self-Published on December 15, 2013
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 227
Format: eArc
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three-half-stars

Trevor Mayson had his life planned out - make the family business successful and play the field for a few more years before eventually settling down. Then he sees her. Liz Hayes was beautiful, shy and everything that he could ever want...but she didn't fit into his plans. After Trevor painfully rejects her, Liz finally starts to move on, but Trevor is finding it difficult to truly let her go. It seems the more he tries to stay away, the more intense his feelings for her become. Like a stretched rubber band, he can only take so much before snapping.
Liz Hayes is done waiting for Trevor and isn't interested in getting her heart broken by him again, but Trevor is making it difficult for her to forget him when he shoves his way back into her life.
Can Trevor prove to her that he is worth falling in love with again, and is he ready to change his life plan to let her into his heart?

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Review: ‘The Copper and the Madam’ by Karyn Gerrard

Review: ‘The Copper and the Madam’ by Karyn Gerrard

The Copper and the Madam

by Karyn Gerrard
Series: Blind Cupid #3
Published by Decadent Publishing on December 10, 2013
Genres: Historical Romance
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four-stars

In 1897 London, Detective Sergeant Rory Kerrigan never expected to find love among the crime-ridden streets he’s vowed to protect. His wretched past has hardened his heart, keeping emotion from his life. This ensured no interference with his police work. Yet an unlikely woman finds a way around his defenses.
Rea is owner of the brothel, The Blind Cupid, and harbors a desolate past of her own. As a result, she trusts no man. However it is hard to deny the ruggedly handsome Rory is everything honorable and appealing. He awakens feelings she’s never experienced before.
A grisly murder has Rory and Rea determined to bring the killer to justice. As danger lurks, secrets are revealed and passion ignites between them. Despite the obstacles, will the copper and the madam acknowledge their mutual yearning even at the peril of their lives?

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Review: ‘Shattered Ink’ by Laura Wright

Review: ‘Shattered Ink’ by Laura Wright

Shattered Ink

by Laura Wright
Series: Wicked Ink Chronicles #2
Published by Self-Published on October 14, 2013
Genres: New Adult
Format: eBook
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five-stars

AddisonShe is totally and utterly in love. She can’t focus, can’t sleep. She doesn’t want to hang out with friends, doesn’t even care if she graduates from college in a week. All she wants is Rush, and her obsession for him is scaring her. Unable to handle the fear that brings up ugly memories of being abandoned as a child, Addison withdraws to protect herself. But that may backfire when an old flame of Rush's reappears in his life.
RushAddison is the only woman he wants in his bed. Hell, he’s inked her name into his skin, and he plans on asking her to move in with him. Problem is, she’s acting like she doesn’t feel the same way about him. It’s like something’s changed between them. And when an old girlfriend comes back into the picture – stirring up memories and fears about his past – Rush knows that if he and Addison are ever going to have a chance at happiness, it’s time to shatter the walls between them once and for all.

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Review: ‘Until November’ by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Review: ‘Until November’ by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until November

by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until #1
Published by Self-Published on September 19, 2013
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 291
Format: eBook
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four-stars

November is looking forward to getting to know her father and the safety of a small town. After leaving the big apple and her bad memories for Tennessee, November starts working for her dad at his strip club doing the books. The one time she’s allowed there during club hours she runs into Asher Mayson. He’s perfect until he opens his mouth and makes assumptions. November wants nothing to do with Asher but too bad for November fate has other plans. Asher Mayson has never had a problem getting a woman that is until November. Now all he can think about is making November his and keeping her safe.
*Recommended for mature audiences 17+ due to strong language and sexual content.*

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ARC Review: ‘Bet on Ecstasy’ by Stacey Kennedy

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ARC Review: ‘Bet on Ecstasy’ by Stacey Kennedy

Bet on Ecstasy

by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Pact of Seduction #3
Published by Self-Published on September 23, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 92
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Business partners, Smith and Brock share their fortune, success, and they share their women. A healthy competitive streak built MDR Software into a multi-million-dollar enterprise, and their on-going bets continuously raise the stakes. The current proposition: an arranged ménage encounter through the sex club, Castle Dolce Vita. The prize: a sexy kitten, Kyra.
While the two wealthy, powerful men are enough to pique Kyra’s interests to fulfill the Pact of Seduction and live out her ultimate fantasy, a bet forged between the men comes with an intriguing promise. Her pleasure is now part of their wager.
Soon, Kyra fights against her desire for the men as she struggles through the complications of a ménage relationship. Of course, the men take their bets seriously and are determined to show Kyra that in this game of seduction no one loses.

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Review: ‘Catching Liam’ by Geneva Lee

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Review: ‘Catching Liam’ by Geneva Lee

Catching Liam

by Geneva Lee
Series: Good Girls Don't #1
Published by Self-Published on July 8, 2013
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 210
Format: eBook
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five-stars

Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Boy-catching isn't just a game for Jillian and her friends, it's a lifestyle. After all, boys might be good for a dance or a drink and certainly a little under-cover action of the scandalous variety, but expect much else and you're bound for heart ache.
So when her best friends and fellow boy catchers start dropping like flies junior year, Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can't—or perhaps won't—take a hint.
Study abroad student Liam doesn't want to be another notch on Jillian's bedpost. Actually he has much more interesting ideas for Jillian and her bedposts, but his student visa's set expiration date means he can't promise her forever. That doesn't mean he's going to walk away from the challenge of discovering why Jillian is hell-bent at keeping people at a distance.
Before long, neither is sure who is catching who—or if they're playing for keeps. Jillian knows one thing though: falling in love will not only break the only rule of boy-catching, it could also break her heart.

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Review: ‘Back to Basics’ by Erin McCarthy

Review: ‘Back to Basics’ by Erin McCarthy

Back to Basics

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Smoky Mountain Romance #1
Published by Self-Published on July 18, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 264
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Angel Weiss can’t believe that her old friend Brian has stood her up at their wedding, for a stripper no less, ruining her plans to collect on some old college bet money. If you can’t trust a man to follow through on a fake wedding, who can you trust? So maybe she is a little uptight and suppressed, as Brian points out, but after watching her father run through six wives, she can’t help but be a little bit of a control freak. Who never intends to get married for real. Rick Dengler did the marriage thing and the only good thing that came out of it was his daughter.
Otherwise, it just left him broke and disillusioned. So he isn’t looking for anything but illegal campers when he’s doing rounds through the park on his job as a ranger. What he finds is a sexy blonde in heels frozen in the path of a black bear.
Which leads to them both covered in poison ivy. Which leads to stripping down to what nature intended in a heart shaped hot tub. Which leads Angel and Rick to conclude that maybe they’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to falling in love with a person all wrong for you..

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ARC Review: ‘Unscrupulous’ by Avery Aster

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ARC Review: ‘Unscrupulous’ by Avery Aster

Unscrupulous

by Avery Aster
Series: The Manhattanites #1
Published by Self-Published on August 14, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 260
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

Book 2 in The Manhattanites series
At thirty-three Warner Truman is one of the richest men on the planet, a spa mogul who buys and sells resorts at will. He holds powerful executive’s careers in his well-groomed hands. Nothing is beyond Warner’s reach…until he meets her.
Stunning, tantalizing, and perverse, Taddy Brill captivates Warner’s carnal desire like no woman he’s ever met. A self-made millionaire, Taddy is tougher than steel, more brilliant than diamonds and, at twenty-seven, she’s never depended on a man for anything…until she meets him.
The more Taddy plays with Warner’s affections, driving him to erotic heights, the more she is confronted by a dark past. But before she can love him, Taddy must meet her worst fears head-on or risk losing it all, including herself.
A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora's Cave

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