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Review: ‘Laid Bare’ by Lauren Dane #Romanceopoly2020

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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 56 books this year.

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Romanceopoly Challenge 2020

Romanceopoly Challenge 2020 – June Picks

Romanceopoly 2020 Participant

As of right now I’ve chose the Adventurer Challenge and picked the Moon Pack for my challenge. Although I’ve been reading the seasonal challenges for Sun Pack.

I rolled the dice ‘4’ times for June.


Here are the following squares that I managed to land on when I rolled the dice ‘4’ times:

1. [Outer Space]Warrior by Anna Hackett

2. [City Lane]Year One by Nora Roberts

3. [New View]Frigid by J. Lynn

4. [Library]A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot


April/May Picks and RomanceopolyAThon picks that I managed to read and finish:

[Amour Avenue]The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams (Finished Reading for #RomanceopolyAThon: April 29, 2020)

[Soldier Street]The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks (Finished Reading for #RomanceopolyAthon: May 3, 2020)

[Library Choice]A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot (Finished Reading: May 9, 2020)

[Drive-In Movie]The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai (Finished Reading: May 15, 2020)

[Action Avenue]Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Finished Reading: May 25, 2020)

[Lady Lane]Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarland (Finished Reading: May 31, 2020)


May Picks I still need to read:

[Passion Place]Laid Bare by Lauren Dane

[Spring – Sun Pack]Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin


Are you participating in the Romanceopoly Challenge? If you are, what have you read so far for the Challenge?

Review: ‘A Merciful Secret’ by Kendra Elliot #Romanceopoly2020

Review: ‘A Merciful Secret’ by Kendra Elliot #Romanceopoly2020

A Merciful Secret

by Kendra Elliot
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick #3
Published by Montlake Romance on January 16, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 325
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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four-half-stars

In this Wall Street Journal bestseller, a pair of ritual murders could expose Mercy Kilpatrick to something terrifying: her own past…
Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They’re in her blood. They’re her secrets—as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills.
In a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds. Hundreds of miles away, a body is discovered slashed to death in a similar way. The victims—a city judge and an old woman living in the woods—couldn’t be more different. With the help of police chief Truman Daly, Mercy must find the killer before the body count rises. Mercy knows that the past has an edge on her. So does her family. How can she keep her secrets now…when they’re the only things that can save her?


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Review: ‘Lord of the Fading Lands’ by C.L. Wilson #Romanceopoly2020

Review: ‘Lord of the Fading Lands’ by C.L. Wilson #Romanceopoly2020

Lord of the Fading Lands

by C.L. Wilson
Series: Tairen Soul #1
Published by HarperCollins on October 2, 2007
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 402
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Once he drove back the darkness. Once he loved with such passion his name was legend.
Once, driven wild with grief over the murder of his beloved, the majestic Fey King Rain Tairen Soul had laid waste to the world before vanishing into the Fading Lands. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat draws him back into the world—and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long dead.
Ellysetta, a woodcarver’s daughter, calls to Rain in a way no other ever had. Mysterious and magical, her soul beckons him with a compelling, seductive song—and no matter the cost, the wildness in his blood will not be denied.
As an ancient, familiar evil regains its strength, causing centuries-old alliances to crumble and threatening doom for Rain and his people... he must claim his truemate to embrace the destiny woven for them both in the mists of time.


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Romanceopoly Challenge 2020 – May Picks

Romanceopoly 2020 Participant

As of right now I’ve chose the Adventurer Challenge and picked the Moon Pack for my challenge. Although I’ve been reading the seasonal challenges for Sun Pack.

I rolled the dice ‘4’ times for May  and I’m including my pick for the Spring – Sun Pack for this month too.


Here are the following squares that I managed to land on when I rolled the dice ‘5’ times:

1. [Drive-In Movie]The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

2. [Action Avenue]Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

3. [Lady Lane]Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarland

4. [Passion Place]Laid Bare by Lauren Dane

5. [Spring – Sun Pack]Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin


March/April Picks that I managed to read and finish:

[Spring – Moon Pack] –  A Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester (Finished Reading: April 5, 2020)

[Burger Joint] – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Finished Reading: April 14, 2020)

[Fated Folly] – Dark Gold by Christine Feehan (Finished Reading: April 21, 2020)

[Farmer’s Market] – Nuts by Alice Clayton (Finished Reading: April 23, 2020)

[Journey’s End] The Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson (Finished Reading: April 27, 2020)


April Picks I still need to read:

[Library Choice]A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot


If you’re participating in the challenge, how many books have you managed to read? If you aren’t participating, I highly recommend you do soon. 🙂

Review: ‘Nuts’ by Alice Clayton #Romanceopoly2020

Review: ‘Nuts’ by Alice Clayton #Romanceopoly2020

Nuts

by Alice Clayton
Series: Hudson Valley #1
Published by Gallery Books on October 20, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 308
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner.
When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all. Leo is heavily involved in the sustainable slow food movement, and he likes to take his time. In all things. Roxie is determined to head back to the west coast as soon as summer ends, but will the pull of lazy fireflies and her very own Almanzo Wilder be enough to keep her home for good?
Salty. Spicy. Sweet. Nuts. Go on, grab a handful.


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Review: ‘Dark Gold’ by Christine Feehan #Romanceopoly2020

Review: ‘Dark Gold’ by Christine Feehan #Romanceopoly2020

Dark Gold

by Christine Feehan
Series: Dark #3, Carpathian #3
Published by Avon on November 21, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 344
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
three-half-stars

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan delivers another deliciously dark paranormal romance in the DARK Series
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light . . . was he a man . . . or a miracle?
Alexandria Houton will sacrifice anything—even her life—to protect her orphaned little brother. But when both encounter unspeakable evil in the swirling San Francisco mists, Alex can only cry to heaven for their deliverance . . .
And out of the darkness swoops Aidan Savage, a golden being more powerful and more mysterious than any other creature of the night. The ageless Carpathian male snatches them from a hideous fate. But is Aidan a miracle . . . or a monster? Is he Alex's salvation . . . or her sin?
If she surrenders to Aidan's savage, unearthly seduction and gives him the color, the light, the family he craves, will Alex truly save her brother . . . or sacrifice more than her life?


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Review: ‘Halfway to the Grave’ by Jeaniene Frost #Romanceopoly2020

Review: ‘Halfway to the Grave’ by Jeaniene Frost #Romanceopoly2020

Halfway to the Grave

by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #1
Published by Avon on October 30, 2007
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 358
Format: eBook, AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

Flirting With The Grave…
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father – the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership.
In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner – are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side … and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.


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Review: ‘Desire Untamed’ by Pamela Palmer #Romanceopoly2020

Review: ‘Desire Untamed’ by Pamela Palmer #Romanceopoly2020

Desire Untamed

by Pamela Palmer
Series: Feral Warriors #1
Published by Avon on June 30, 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 363
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
four-stars

They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .
Kara MacAllister's quiet small-town life is transformed forever the night a powerful stranger rips her from her home, claiming she is the chosen one—the key to his survival.
Spiriting her away into the rain-soaked night, Lyon reveals a truth Kara can barely credit. She's immortal, and the only one who can save his race. And deep within her, he arouses a fierce, primal hunger beyond anything she's ever imagined.
But only when their lives are threatened by an ancient evil will Kara and Lyon realize they have found a love they would risk their immortal souls to claim . . . and a powerful desire that could never, ever be tamed.
And he begins to wonder if the woman who's stolen his heart is destined to be his salvation...or his doom.


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Review: ‘Tangled’ by Emma Chase #Romanceopoly2020

Review: ‘Tangled’ by Emma Chase #Romanceopoly2020

Tangled

by Emma Chase
Series: Tangled #1
Published by Gallery Books on January 14, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 232
Format: eBook, AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
three-half-stars

When rich, handsome, and arrogant meets beautiful, brilliant, and ambitious, things are bound to get tangled
Drew Evans makes multimillion-dollar business deals and seduces New York's most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He'll tell you he has the flu, but we all know that's not really true.
When Katherine Brooks is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father's investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy's life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.
How can one woman turn a smooth-talking player into a broken, desperate man? By making the one thing he never wanted in life the only thing he can't live without.


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Romanceopoly Challenge 2020 – April Picks

Romanceopoly 2020 Participant

As of right now I’ve chose the Adventurer Challenge and picked the Moon Pack for my challenge. Although I’ve been reading the seasonal challenges for Sun Pack.

I rolled the dice ‘5’ times for April again. I need to read one book from my March picks, which happens to be for the Spring Square for the Moon pack.


Here are the following squares that I managed to land on when I rolled the dice ‘5’ times:

1. [Burger Joint] – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

2. [Fated Folly] – Dark Gold by Christine Feehan

3. [Farmer’s Market] – Nuts by Alice Clayton

4. [Journey’s End] – Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson

5. [Library Choice]A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot


February/March Picks that I managed to read and finish:

[Winter – Sun Pack] –  Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh (Finished: March 3, 2020)

[The Vault] – Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall (Finished: March 17, 2020)

[Emergency Services]A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot (Finished: March 20, 2020)

[The Office]Tangled by Emma Chase (Finished: March 23, 2020)

[The Bar] Desired Untamed by Pamela Palmer (Finished: March 27, 2020)


March Picks I still need to read:

[Spring – Moon Pack] –  A Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester


Are you participating in the Romanceopoly Challenge? If you are, what have you read so far for the Challenge?