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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 88 books this year.

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Kill the Queen  by Jennifer EstepThe Judgment of Paris by Fall by McKayla BoxJaguar Hunt by Terry SpearDirty Rich Secrets: Part Two by Lisa Renee JonesThe Bride Test  by Helen HoangDark Desire  by Christine FeehanFirelight by Kristen CallihanDark Skye by Kresley ColeDirty Rich Secrets: Part One by Lisa Renee Jones
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Review: ‘Long Hard Ride’ by Lorelei James

Review: ‘Long Hard Ride’ by Lorelei James

Long Hard Ride

by Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders #1
Published by Samhain Publishing on March 1, 2008
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 287
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour Host
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Goodreads
four-stars

Channing Kinkaid itches for a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Enter Colby McKay, bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. He knows he's found a woman who's up to the challenge of cutting loose. Intrigued by Channing's bold proposition to "horse around" on the road, Colby proposes sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in those of his two rodeo traveling partners. Can Channing give up total control? Especially when not all is as it seems with the sexy trio?
Rough Riders- Book 1

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ARC Review: ‘Forgiving Reed’ by C.A. Harms

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ARC Review: ‘Forgiving Reed’ by C.A. Harms

Forgiving Reed

by C.A. Harms
Series: Southern Boys #1
Published by Limitless Publishing LLC on October 13, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.
Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void...
The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett.
She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home.
Except there was one problem.
Home was where Reed would be...
The man who once held her heart, then shattered it into a million pieces.
Grieving the loss of Rhetts dad, and learning to forgive those who have betrayed her, Kori was battling it all.
But will she ever have the strength to forgive Reed?

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Review: ‘Lock & Key’ by Cat Porter

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Review: ‘Lock & Key’ by Cat Porter

Lock & Key

by Cat Porter
Series: Lock & Key #1
Published by Cat Porter on June 20, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 394
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

"A gritty, passionate telling of second chance love, of loyalty and moving on from your past. A tremendous debut novel from a very talented author! " - Totally Booked Blog
Who holds the keys to trust? To brotherhood? To family? To redemption? A bleeding heart?
Sixteen years ago I barely survived my old man’s murder, and I promised myself that never again would I surrender my heart. I left my hometown of Meager, South Dakota and never looked back.
But that all changed in one night.
Forced to return home, I crashed into Lock—a man I thought didn't know, but I was wrong. And the past and present blew up in both our faces. Caught in the crossfire of two bike clubs’ ages old rivalry, our one night of beautiful and delicious turned bitter and ugly real fast. Both of us lonely, running on empty, and still unwilling to admit it.
Until now.
I never knew I wanted a second chance. Now I feel things I'd forgotten about, want things I thought I'd cut out of my insides. Love not only stings when you lose it, when it’s ripped away, When it first sinks its teeth into you, it can cut just as raw and sting just as deep. You can’t fight it.
Real life is messy and strange, and our ride through it left plenty of bruises, slashed hearts, a few lifeless bodies, and blood and smoke in its wake. But it’s our story, this rather mangled tale. Destiny brought me back to South Dakota, and destiny is showing me that I held those keys all along.
**Please note this book has been re-edited since its release in June 2014**
The Lock & Key Series:
1 - Lock & Key2 - Random & Rare3 - Iron & Bone4 - Blood & Rust
Series spinoff - Fury
The Lock & Key series is a 4 book motorcycle club romance saga. This romantic suspense / women’s fiction novel contains adult language, sex, violence and is intended for mature audiences only.

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Review: ‘Pool of Crimson’ by Suzanne M. Sabol

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Review: ‘Pool of Crimson’ by Suzanne M. Sabol

Pool of Crimson

by Suzanne M. Sabol
Series: Blushing Death #1
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on February 6, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 234
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Killing vampires is easy. Trusting one will be the hardest thing Dahlia Sabin has ever done.
Dahlia has lived a lonely existence as a killer of the undead. Known as The Blushing Death to those that fear her, Dahlia uncovers a plot by Columbus’s Master Vampire, Ethan. He intends to raise a demon from the depths of hell to destroy the city, cement his power, and take control.
In her pursuit to stop a demon from manifesting, Dahlia sinks deeper into the city’s supernatural underworld and discovers that vampires are not only deadly; one in particular could be dangerous to her very soul and her heart. Patrick, the Master vampire’s second-in-command with dark penetrating eyes and a cool, deadly sophistication, can’t stay away and Dahlia can’t tell him no. There’s something that neither of them knows, Ethan wants Dahlia’s unleashed power for himself and is willing to do anything to get it.
Dahlia is in a race against time to send the demon back to hell, at war with her better judgment, trusting a dark and intriguing vampire with his own agenda, while struggling to save her own neck. As the portal to hell opens, Dahlia has only herself to rely on in order to survive, if she can …
Also be sure to check out more action with Dahlia Sabin in the second book of the series, Midnight Ash, and the third book in the series, Sliver of Silver.

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ARC Review: ‘Bone Deep’ by Brooklyn Skye

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ARC Review: ‘Bone Deep’ by Brooklyn Skye

BONE DEEP

by Brooklyn Skye
Published by Self-Published on September 23, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Format: eArc
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four-stars

The boy who wants forgiveness… Haunted by the train accident his father instigated, college freshman Krister Ledoux is obsessed with finding the person sending him cryptic hate mail. He knows it’s one of them—a family member of one of the accident victims, and he’s willing to go to hell and back to find out which one.
The girl he can’t forget… She was a stranger who kissed him in the middle of the train station, and now she’s the girl who pleads with her eyes for Krister to be the distraction she’s so desperate for. Krister doesn’t know what it is about her, why he’s sucked into playing Cambria’s game… All he knows is that when he’s with her, he isn’t consumed with thoughts of the crash.
The collision that can’t be avoided… Cambria doesn’t know who Krister is—that he’s the son of the town’s most infamous killer, and he knows if his true identity surfaces he’ll lose her forever. However secrets can’t stay buried forever, and now Krister must fight to prove that their bone-deep connection is far more powerful than the hatred she now has toward him.

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Review: ‘Falling for Fate’ by Caisey Quinn

Review: ‘Falling for Fate’ by Caisey Quinn

Falling for Fate

by Caisey Quinn
Series: Second Chance #2
Published by Self-Published on September 23, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 358
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

Fate Buchanan just wants to escape the constraints of her old life. After checking her mother into rehab and catching her fiancé with her maid of honor the night before their wedding, she ran. Angry and hurt, she’s aching to do something reckless.
Dean Maxwell is having one last summer of freedom before taking over his family’s multi-billion dollar medical conglomerate. When he sees a beautiful woman running down the beach alone after dark, he knows it’s not safe. So he does something impulsive.
When their paths cross unexpectedly after a night of unbridled passion, neither of them can forget the memory of the affair they shared. What began as one night is about to become a whole lot more.
Coming Fall 2014
*While part of the Second Chance series, this novel is a standalone.

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ARC Review: ‘Unstoppable’ by Melody Grace

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ARC Review: ‘Unstoppable’ by Melody Grace

Unstoppable

by Melody Grace
Published by Melody Grace on September 19, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-half-stars

A secret scar…Tegan Callahan has sworn off bad boys for good. Growing up on tour with her rock star brother, she knows first-hand the damage they can do. She’s looking for a nice, safe, stable guy – until a chance encounter with a devastatingly sexy stranger makes her question everything she thought she wanted.
A troubled soul…
Ryland James arrives in Beachwood Bay on the run from his mistakes. He knows he’s the last thing Tegan needs, but somehow, he can’t stay away. There’s something about her fierce beauty that draws him in – and makes him vow to protect her, whatever the cost.
A passionate destiny…
Their bond is undeniable; the stakes, higher than ever. But the past won’t stay gone forever, and soon, Ryland must make the ultimate choice: will he risk everything he treasures in the world, or keep Tegan safe – and sacrifice her love forever?
*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*

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ARC Review: ‘Assumption’ by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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ARC Review: ‘Assumption’ by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Assumption

by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Underground Kings #1
Published by Self-Published on August 24, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 222
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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Goodreads
four-stars

as.sump.tion: a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she's not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future."

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Review: ‘Resist Me’ by A.O. Peart

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Review: ‘Resist Me’ by A.O. Peart

Resist Me

by A.O. Peart
Series: McCoy Raven Brothers #1
Published by Three Graces Publishing on August 31, 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 229
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
Goodreads
three-half-stars

One fateful morning changes everything.
Lisbeth Anderson, the lone eyewitness of a shocking murder, believes the FBI witness protection program may be the only way for her to survive. But when a powerful explosion reduces the safe house to ashes, killing all of the FBI agents on duty, will she turn to a perfect stranger for help?
Ethan McCoy, a former-Marine-turned-firefighter, has never really cared for any woman. He lives his life to the fullest, enjoying the bad boy stigma and cultivating a particular taste for dominant sex. Girls come and go, allowed to stay only long enough to satisfy Ethan’s wild appetite.
One morning at dawn, Ethan’s fire brigade is called to a fatal house explosion that levels the structure. When he pries open a trap door to the hidden panic room under the house, he finds a gorgeous, though disheveled brunette. Lisbeth instantly turns Ethan’s world upside down, and he’s overcome by the burning desire to protect her, no matter the consequences.
All books in the McCoy Raven Brothers series are standalone and can be read in any order. They interconnect through the characters

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ARC Review: ‘Dire’ by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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ARC Review: ‘Dire’ by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Dire

by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Dire Wolves Chronicles #1
Published by Self-Published on September 13, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.
It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happens to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves.

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