Monday, July 24, 2017

Perilous Trust (Off the Grid: FBI Trilogy) by Barbara Freethy

Review:

Perilous Trust - Barbara Freethy

 

 

Getting tangled up with Perilous Trust is a rush. Barbara Freethy set the adrenaline level so high that it takes a while to come back down to solid ground. A tortured love affair sets off a chain of events that are explosive and deadly. It will take some fancy footwork, complete trust and admitting some hard truths to save them from the danger on their trail and in their hearts. The suspense is killer, the danger is intense and the electricity generated between Sophie and Damon is off the charts. All come together to create a lethally seductive thriller.

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SPOTLIGHT: THE VIXEN & THE VET BY KATY REGNERY

 

 

 

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“You get to a point where you have to decide whether or not you want to live,” he said. “You only have one hand, and your whole body’s a world of pain. And you look in the mirror and you know—” His voice hitched and halted, and he cleared his throat. “You know you’re going to be alone … and that no one is ever going to … no one …”

 

His breathing was fraught and heavy through his nose again, and Savannah suspected he was crying as hard as she was, so she turned in his arms again, and without looking at his face, she gathered him against her body. Her legs tangled with his, her breasts pressed against his chest, and she rested her lips to the pulse in his throat. His arm tightened around her back, and his shoulders shuddered with quiet sobs.

 

And then she knew, she realized in startling, terrifying detail, that Asher Lee had had no one to come home to. After years in Afghanistan, far away from Danvers, there was no one left to welcome him home. No loving parents. No friends. No one but an old friend of his grandmother’s, who agreed to come and keep house for him. He’d been utterly alone. He’d had no one left to live for, and yet he’d decided to live.

 

She kept her arms around his neck as he wept into her shoulder. Her own tears kept up a steady stream as she finally understood the depths of his despair, of his crushing loneliness. It broke her heart. It dented her soul.

 

How in God’s name had he stayed alive? With no one and nothing to return to? Unless maybe he’d known, somewhere deep and secret inside, that someday she’d come looking for him.

 

“Asher,” she said, eyes closed, nuzzling his neck lovingly.

 

“Yeah,” he finally managed, clearing his throat and taking a deep breath.

 

“You stayed alive, Asher. I think maybe you stayed alive for me.”

 

The impact of her words made him quake in her arms, and he exhaled like the wind had been knocked out of him.

 

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About the Author:

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

 

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

 

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

 

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

 

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

 

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NOW AVAILABLE: MONSTER AMONG THE ROSES (FAIRY TALE QUARTET) BY LINDA KAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will you dare to gaze upon the monster among the roses?

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTER AMONG THE ROSES

Fairy Tale Quartet #1

Linda Kage

Releasing July 24, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

“Do you know how to get to the rose garden?”

“No, you can’t go there. A monster lives there.”

 

Shaw Hollander is desperate.

 

Broke, unemployed, and determined to help his ailing mother, he falls on the good graces of a wealthy benefactor who is willing to give Shaw a job at his mansion in order to pay off his mother’s debts. Suddenly finding himself surrounded by lavish riches, he has no idea what his duties truly entail until he’s sent to the rose garden and meets the tragically mutilated Isobel.

 

This Beauty and the Beast story holds true to the core of the fable while shaking off the element of fantasy and dragging it into present day reality. Shaw and Isobel are ready to let you climb into their four-wheel-drive pickup and take a ride with them into their version of happily ever after, but only if you first dare to gaze upon the monster among the roses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great. I was lost. Shading my hand over my eyes, I decided the far right should take me in the general direction I wanted to go. So I went that way, only to end up at the edge of the house, but not where I’d started, and not close enough to the rose garden to get me inside.

Strangely enough, however, a boy played outside, using sidewalk chalk to color a picture of…what the hell was he drawing? Maybe some kind of dying animal with blood gushing from its side and an arrow sticking out of its back.

It didn’t look right, whatever it was.

I shook my head and jerked my gaze from the disturbingly morbid sketch. “Hey, kid.”

The boy jumped and looked up, hopping to his feet and backing away from me as I were the scary one.

No idea who he was; he looked too young to be Mr. Nash’s son from the photos I’d seen, plus he had white blond hair, the complete opposite shade of the young man in all the pictures in Mr. Nash’s office. But he was here, so he’d have to do.

Wanting to appear as non-threatening as possible, I smile and waved. “Hey. Sorry for bothering you, but do you know how to get to the rose garden?”

That must’ve been the wrong question to ask. His face drained of color. “No,” he said, shaking his head. “You can’t go there.”

What? “Why not?”

“A monster lives in there. Half her face is melted off. She eats the thorns from the roses so she can spit them at people, stabbing them in the neck to slice their throat open until they bleed out and die.”

O…kay.

Somehow, I’d stumbled across one of the children of the corn. Nice.

Lifting my eyebrows, I drew my own step in reverse. Time to retreat. “Dude, that’s gruesome.”

Please don’t kill me. Please don’t kill me. Please don’t kill me.

He gave a serious nod. “It’s true. My mom’ll tell you she’s real too.”

“Oh yeah?” Relieved he wasn’t claiming he’d sprouted from Satan’s cabbage patch but actually had a mother, I glanced around for this wise, all-knowing parent of his. Maybe she could tell me how to get to the conservatory. “Who’s your mom?”

“The cook,” he said, puffing up his chest as if that were the most important title in the house. “She’s worked here for fifteen years. She knows everything about this place there is to know. So…don’t go into the roses. You won’t come out alive. Lewis, the groundskeeper, doesn’t even go in there.”

Aha! So this place did have a gardener. I knew it.

I took a second to ponder why I was being sent to garden then, when Mr. Nash already paid someone to maintain the place. But if Lewis refused to go into the roses, as the kid had said, maybe it was rumored to be haunted or something, and that was where I came in. Then again, why wouldn’t Mr. Nash just hire a new groundskeeper who wasn’t so scared and superstitious? Then I stopped pondering the whys. It wasn’t my place to question strange, rich people and their strange, oddball orders. I was just here to do what I was told and save my mom.

Nodding gravely to the boy, I said, “Thanks for the warning, kid. But I think I’ll take my chances. Which way?”

He looked at me as if he’d never see me again because I was headed forth to my death, then he lifted his hand and quietly pointed toward another opening in the path of bushes.

“Thanks.” I nodded and got out of there before some of his creepiness started rubbing off.

Fortunately, he’d steered me in the right direction. I landed right at the outdoor entrance into the glass gazebo. Propping the door open, I carted my supplies inside and then paused to breathe deeply.

But fuck me, it smelled good in here. You didn’t have to be a flower enthusiast for this garden to amaze you. It was like the holy shrine of roses. A hallowed kind of reverence filled my chest. Haunted or not, I liked it. It felt peaceful and yet revitalizing.

Suddenly intimidated because I didn’t want to mess anything up in such a perfect place, my hands shook as I flipped back to the pages about rose care. The more I skimmed, however, the more confused I became.

These roses didn’t need a lick of my attention. They were all in excellent condition as if someone already tended to them. Maybe creepy kid had been wrong, and Lewis the groundskeeper came in here hourly to care for them.

Still…What the hell?

I frowned and slid my finger along the silken petals of a blood red rose. Perfectly pruned, weeded, and watered. It was as flawless as a thing could get.

But I couldn’t go tell Mr. Nash they didn’t need anything, could I? What if he fired me for lack of work to do, or because he thought I was lazy and lying about the roses not needing care?

I looked around again, searching for anything to water, or clip, or re-soil. It was crazy how thriving every single flower looked.

Maybe this was some kind of test, and Mr. Nash wanted me to fail. What if he’d never intended for me to work for him and the contract I’d signed to save my mom was being burned in the fireplace in this office as I stood here like a dumbass with nothing to weed.

Confused and worried, and growing a little angry, I scowled at a wall full of pink vine roses growing to my right. But they were honestly too pretty to be glared at, so my mood settled.

I bet Mom would love them. She was a fan of pink. And flowers. Plus, these were the good-smelling kind. I’d be a good son if I brought home such a flower to her. And it seemed as if they grew in abundance, not as if they were one of the rare breeds Mr. Nash had spoken of. So I reached for a bloom to pluck it from the vine without even thinking beyond how much it’d make my mother smile.

Behind me, a voice growled, “What the hell do you think you’re doing?”

Jumping half out of my skin because I’d been certain no one had been in here with me, I whirled around only to gasp, “Shit!”

The creepy cook’s son hadn’t been lying.

In front of me stood an irate woman with half her face melted off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now I live in Kansas with my husband, two daughters, nine cuckoo clocks, and a cat named Holly. My life's been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part my world, and I'm so happy to finally share some of my stories with other romance lovers.

I'm a member of Romance Writers of America, and I've been through a writing correspondence class in children's literature from The Institute of Children's Literarture, and then I continued my writing lessons by majoring in English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REVIEW:  ADONIS IN ATHENS (ROMANCING EUROPE) BY KAT MIZERA

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Adonis in Athens spews fire from all angles. Kat Mizera sets out to tempt readers with the gorgeous landscape while captivating the emotions with this seductive tale of love lost and found. Paige and Apollo are a passionate combination. From the moment they met, their hormones ran away with their hearts. The full package is a wild ride that never slows down, but will not be easily forgotten. Am looking forward to reading more from this author.



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Paige Carter's fling with the dark-haired, green-eyed Greek was short, but it rocked her world. Her only regret was not finding out whether she'd ever see him again before he returned to Greece.

 

Apollo Lakkas earned his degree and was thrilled to return to Greece to begin work with his family's shipping business. His only regret is the way he left the sweet blonde he met in Vegas—who may or may not be his wife.

 

When an unexpected proposal throws Paige into a panic, she packs a bag for Athens and does the one thing she knows she must do before she can face any kind of future...reconcile her past.

 

The moment their eyes meet once again, Paige and Apollo feel the same spark that ignited them down the aisle. Will they be able to plan a future together or is their love destined to be nothing but a bittersweet memory?

 

 

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About the Author:

 

Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.

 

Kat’s a typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max). When she’s not writing, she’s either scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible. She hopes to retire there one day so she can spend her days writing books on the beach.

 

Kat has been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.

 

As you can guess from her series, the Las Vegas Sidewinders, Kat loves hockey. She is also a freelance hockey writer, covering her favorite team, the Florida Panthers, and any other teams that have an interesting story. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…

 

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SPOTLIGHT: TOUGHER IN TEXAS (TEXAS RODEO) BY KARI LYNN DELL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Tougher in Texas
Series: Texas Rodeo #2
Author: Kari Lynn Dell
Pub Date: August 1, 2017
ISBN: 9781492632009

 

 

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And she’s aiming to break them all

 

Rodeo producer Cole Jacobs has his hands full running Jacobs Livestock. He can’t afford to lose a single cowboy, so when Cousin Violet offers to send along a more-than-capable replacement, he’s got no choice but to accept. He expects a grizzled Texas good ol’ boy.

He gets Shawnee Pickett.

Wild and outspoken, ruthlessly self-reliant, Shawnee’s not looking for anything but a good time. It doesn’t matter how quickly the tall, dark and intense cowboy gets under her skin—Cole deserves something real, and Shawnee can’t promise him forever. Life’s got a way of kicking her in the teeth, and she’s got her bags packed before tragedy can knock her down. Too bad Cole’s not the type to give up when the going gets tough…

 

 

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REVIEW: TOUGHER IN TEXAS (TEXAS RODEO) BY KARI LYNN DELL

 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Kari Lynn Dell has quickly carved out a place for herself on my bookshelf. Her ability to create stories that are heartbreakingly realistic and deliver them with power and grace is refreshing. Her stories help you breathe through the pain with laughter and an optimistic point of view. Tougher in Texas blends courageous with outrageous to put a smile on our face as we hand over a tiny piece of our hearts. We laugh, we learn, we enjoy. Well done, Ms. Dell.



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Shawnee slowed and turned into the driveway of the saddle club. The parking lot was already crowded and a good number of riders circled the arena, warming up. Her pulse did an eager shimmy of anticipation.

Cole gulped audibly. “I thought this was just some little local deal.”

“It is.” Shawnee wheeled into an empty slot and shut off the engine. “Looks like there are a lot of locals.”

Cole trailed behind her like a bewildered child as she strolled over to the entry office/concession stand. He got a Coke while she gave the secretary their names. They both paid their entry fees. As they stepped aside to make way for the next in line, Cole froze, staring at the poster that described the roping, taped to the table for quick reference.

“It’s progressive?” The horror in his voice suggested she’d invited him to a ritual sacrifice.

“Almost all of the ropings are nowadays,” she said, ignoring the curious glances from the others in the line to enter.

“If I miss the first steer, we’re done. You won’t even get to rope.”

He sounded so desperate, on the verge of panic. “Well, then, don’t miss,” she said, and walked away.

If only it were that simple. When the position draw was posted, she and Cole were the fifty-seventh team out of ninety-eight, and with each successive bang of the chute gate, he got a little paler, sat a little more rigid in his saddle, until Shawnee was afraid if she tapped his arm he’d keel over.

As team number fifty-one rode into the roping boxes, she nudged Roy closer until her knee bumped Cole’s. His eyes were glazed and he was barely breathing. She crooked a finger. When he leaned down within reach, she clenched her fist in the front of his shirt and slapped a long, hot kiss on him. By the time she let go, he had regained some of his color.

“Just a reminder,” she said. “What you get later for being a sport.”

“Even if I miss?”

“Especially if you miss. Then you’ll owe me. Big. And I already know how I plan to collect.”

His smile was a pitiful thing, but at least he seemed to be taking in air again.

And he didn’t miss. The loop wasn’t a thing of beauty, but it fit. Cole dallied up and went left, and Shawnee was able to snag both hind feet. Roy buried his rear end and the big steer hit the end hard enough to jerk two feet of rope through her gloved hand. Like a junkie snorting a line, her blood sang at the hot slide of nylon against her palm and the smell of burning rubber from her saddle horn.

God, she loved this game.

Her grin was made of pure joy. Cole’s held the petrified relief of a man who’d taken a single step into a minefield and hadn’t blown up…yet.

While they waited for their next run, Shawnee wallowed in the singular aroma of horses and ropes and dirt, Roy’s quiet strength beneath her, the laughter and banter of the other ropers filling the air. Not a particularly friendly bunch. Or Cole was scaring them away with his Grim Reaper face. Shawnee stuck by him, rather than wandering around to chat up strangers. Funny, how much easier it was to make friends after they saw her double-hock a steer or two.

Yeah, kiss this, boys.

Almost half of the teams dropped out in the first round, so their turn came up quicker the second time. As the team ahead of them tracked their steer to the catch pen, Shawnee stuck out her chest and flipped back one side of her button down shirt to flash Cole some cleavage. “Don’t forget.
Catch now, or pay later.”

He caught. Farther down the arena than Shawnee would have preferred, but her own loop was quick and deadly, so their time was still respectable. The two runs combined put them eleventh out of the top twenty that got to rope a third and final steer. Not bad. And as the saying went, a bad day roping was better than the best day doing anything else. Shawnee was buzzing with adrenaline. Cole looked like he was going to puke.

Shawnee put her hand on his thigh and squeezed. “Dude. It’s a fifty-dollar jackpot. We’re not roping to win the world.”

He just shook his head and rode over to the corner where he sat alone, muttering to himself.
By the time they backed in the roping boxes for their final steer, he’d gone from pale to green. He nodded his head, took three swings, and threw a balled up mess of a loop that swatted the steer on the side of the head and fell on the ground. Cole dropped his head, reined Salty up, and turned to ride straight out the gate, his rope trailing behind, without even glancing at Shawnee. He was already off his horse and jerking at the cinches when she caught up with him at the trailer.

“Cole—”

“Don’t try to tell me it doesn’t matter.” He wadded up the rope and slung it in general direction of the tack room. “I’ve heard Tori talk. You rope to win, not just show up.”

Shawnee paused, knowing she needed to tread carefully. Not exactly at the top of her skill set. She listened instead—to the times being announced while Cole yanked his saddle off and slammed it onto the rack so hard it almost went through the wall. Finally, she said, “You did rope to win.”

Cole made a noise packed so full of disgust it practically turned the air purple.

“Quit your tantruming and pay attention.”

“I am not—”

“Oh please. You’re two seconds away from throwing yourself on the ground and holding your breath until you turn blue.” Shawnee pointed at the nearest loudspeaker, now droning out the final results of the roping. “Listen to the placings.”

Cole scowled, but listened, then punched a frustrated fist into the other palm. “If I’d caught, we would’ve won third or fourth.”

“Assuming I caught two feet.”

He glared at her. “You never miss.”

She laughed outright. “If only. Then I’d be a legend in something other than my own mind.” She hitched her thumbs in his belt loops and dragged him close, wishing she had a bucket to stand on so she could glare straight into those stony blue eyes. She gave him a shake instead. “You threw to win. Gave it your best shot. That’s what matters. I know how hard this was for you, and I really appreciate it. If you hadn’t gutted it out, I wouldn’t have been able to rope at all.”

He shook his head, jaw set, rejecting every word.

Shawnee sighed. “How long do you intend to mope about this?”

“Forever.”

She laughed again, then realized he wasn’t joking.

“I can list every steer I ever missed for Xander at a rodeo,” he said, his voice flat. “And every free throw in basketball in high school. This is why I don’t play team games. I don’t forget anything.”

She had to blink a few times to take it in. “What about the good runs? The shots you made? Do you remember those?”

“Well…yeah.”

“But you focus on the mistakes.”

“I can’t help—”

She wanted to call bullshit—would’ve if it had been anyone else—but Cole’s brain didn’t work like other brains, so maybe he couldn’t stop himself from obsessing. Either way, he’d known this day would be torture and he’d come with her anyway. Her heart did a complicated, slightly terrifying whirl and swoop. This man. This strange, wonderful, maddening man.

What the hell was she going to do with him?

 

 

 

KARI LYNN DELL brings a lifetime of personal experience to writing western romance. She is a third-generation rancher and rodeo competitor who works on the family ranch in northern Montana, inside the Blackfeet Nation. She exists in a perpetual state of horse-induced poverty along with her husband, Max and Spike the (female) Cowdogs, a few hundred cows and a son who resides on the same general segment of the autism spectrum as Cole Jacobs and doesn’t believe names should be gender-limited.

 

 

My Favorite Cowboys Who Don’t Play One on TV

 

We all know about the actors who play cowboys, but you might be shocked to know who among the celebrity crowd are the real thing. If you’re a baseball fan, you’ve heard of Madison Baumgarner, the pitcher who led the San Francisco to the World Series title in 2014 and was named the MVP. This long, lanky North Carolina boy doesn’t just have a 90 plus mile-an-hour fastball. He also throws a pretty mean loop. He’s ridden horses all his life and started team roping when he met his future wife, whose family is involved in rodeo. And since his spring training is in Arizona—a hotbed of team ropers—he brings his horses along to squeeze in a few roping sessions in his spare time. I’m sure his manager is thrilled.

I love this interview discussing similarities between baseball and rodeo. Of course it doesn’t hurt that he’s chatting with Stran Smith—once named to People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful list—and the all-time winningest cowboy in professional rodeo, Trevor Brazile, who gets a gold buckle for world champion dimples. http://wranglernetwork.com/portfolio-view/trevor-brazile-and-madison-bumgarner-with-stran-smith/

 

James Pickens Jr. sounds like a born and bred cowboy name, but you’re more likely to know him as Dr. Richard Webber on Grey’s Anatomy. Despite growing up in Cleveland, Pickens had been involved with horses from early on. Twenty some years ago on a movie set, a cowboy working as a transport driver had brought along a roping dummy and was throwing a few practice loops to kill time. Intrigued, Pickens asked to give it a try…and he was hooked. He is now a card-holding member of the United States Team Roping Championships association and produces his own prestigious charity event each year. And yeah, I had to include this particular picture because the winning cowboy on the left is Dustin Bird from right here in my home town of Cut Bank, Montana.

In the Texas Rodeo books, team roping is Shawnee Pickett’s main event, though she’s put it on the back burner to fill in as a pickup man at Jacobs Livestock’s rodeos. Despite his dread of competition, in the excerpt below, Cole agrees to be her partner so she can get a roping fix on one of their off days. Now that’s my kind of hero.

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IN 1 DAYS: BILLIONAIRE UNVEILED: MARCUS BY J.S. SCOTT

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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The 11th book in The Billionaire’s Obsession Series

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Billionaire Unveiled by J.S. Scott

 

 

BILLIONAIRE UNVEILED:  MARCUS BY J.S. SCOTT

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

What happens when a man you've always hated turns out to be the one who saves you, risking his own life to rescue you from certain death? 

Lines are blurred. 

Everything you've always thought was true isn't quite so clear anymore. 


Dani

I've always hated Marcus Colter. I have since high school. We antagonize each other every time we meet, and I thought our dislike was mutual, until he ends up saving my life on a suicide mission to rescue me from my captors, men who would have killed me if not for Marcus. Everything that happens after that successful, crazy, and dangerous mission confuses me. 

Turns out, not only is Marcus incredibly brave, but he also has a gruff kindness that I never knew existed. His quiet strength sees me through my pain and fear after he pulls me out of the danger zone. 

I'm not sure what to think of Marcus Colter anymore. 

He's still the bossy alpha male who drives me crazy, but I eventually discover that there's so much more to Marcus than what's on the surface. 

Apparently, I've never known the real Marcus Colter. 

Maybe nobody does... 



The Billionaire's Obsession Series

The Billionaire's Obsession - (The Complete Collection) - Simon 
Heart Of The Billionaire - Sam
The Billionaire's Salvation - Max
The Billionaire's Game - Kade 
Billionaire Undone - Travis
Billionaire Unmasked - Jason
Billionaire Untamed - Tate
Billionaire Unbound - Chloe
Billionaire Undaunted - Zane
Billionaire Unknown - Blake
Billionaire Unveiled - Marcus

 

 

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REVIEW:  BILLIONAIRE UNVEILED:  MARCUS BY J.S. SCOTT

 

Billionaire Unveiled: Marcus (The Billionaire's Obsession, #11)Billionaire Unveiled: Marcus by J.S. Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




He's her guardian angel ...

Billionaire Unveiled is a romance unlike any other. Within these pages there is adventure, romance, mystery and courage. Marcus is an international man of mystery. From the shadows, he watches over his greatest weakness and his most heartbreaking regret. When danger threatens his heart's desire, he'll risk everything in the name of love.

She's his saving grace ...

Dani has an adventurous spirit. She's been around the world and seen many dire places, but never did she forsee herself, fighting for her life in a foreign country. Bravery brought her here, will love guide her out?

Marcus and Dani are as complex as the author that created them. J. S. Scott is not afraid to shine a light on the frailties that make us human. She seduces readers with her tempestuous romances but she also shows the power that hope, courage and love has to set us free. 



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HAPPY BOOK WEEK: BONDING GAMES (A TROPICAL TEMPTATION) BY CATHRYN FOX

 

 

 

Today we have the blog tour for Bonding Games by Cathryn Fox! Check out our stop and you’re your copy of this fantastic new romance today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Bonding Games:


Former Navy SEAL Josh Steele gets tasked with a babysitting mission—watch over his boss’s daughter—a job he can only describe as hell. But when his assignment takes him to a tropical island, and he begins to see another side of Holly Fairfax, attraction sizzles between them—but he knows better than to risk his job for it.

 

Holly can’t believe that underneath those baggy clothes tech-guru Josh Steele is all ripped abs and sexy hotness. Ignoring said hotness is tough, especially since she has to work with him on the team-building exercises her boss has assigned if she wants a coveted promotion. It’s even harder when she discovers being around Josh brings out her naughty side – one she didn’t know she had.

 

But if she cracks the code on his cover, everything they’ve built could come crashing down.

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REVIEW:  BONDING GAMES (A TROPICAL TEMPTATION) BY CATHRYN FOX

 

Bonding GamesBonding Games by Cathryn Fox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Bonding Games is another Cathryn Fox original. Smart, sexy and challenging. Josh and Holly create an allure that is naughty but plays out quite nicely. Ms. Fox spins a web that starts out deceptively innocent, but quickly spirals into wickedly tempting territory. The twist is the lesson that she highlights along the way. Don't judge by what's on the outside, what really matters is what's hidden on the inside. Powerful message wrapped in a knock your socks off read. My favorite read by this author.



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About Cathryn Fox:


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter but loves to spend time writing page-turning books that her readers will love.

 

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

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The Cowboy's Socialite

 

 

 

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THE COWBOY'S SOCIALITE BY CARMEN FALCONE

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 24, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

"Grab your cowboy boots and stomp into Carmen Falcone's new Western Romance. Funny, heartwarming and sexy, Falcone blazes into the western romance world with a sure hit." ~ NYT Bestselling Author Cynthia D'Alba 

Winning the bet should be easy. Keeping their hands off each other is a lot harder… 

After losing everything, socialite Lola St. James moves to Texas to convert her only possession, Red Oak Ranch, into a luxury bed and breakfast. After all it can't be that hard to trade in a pair of stilettos for cowboy boots. 

Jack Canyon, her estranged husband and co-owner of the ranch, vows to stop her from turning his home into Barbie's country hotel. He knows her promises are meaningless, and he needs the land’s mineral rights to expand his business. He bets everything she won’t last a week as a cowgirl. She agrees—if he’ll turn over his half of the land. No problem. 

Except now they’re forced to live together. New flames reignite until Lola and Jack can’t deny the red hot sexual tension between them. But when old betrayals resurrect, Lola must choose between running away or staying in Jack’s arms…

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE COWBOY'S SOCIALITE BY CARMEN FALCONE

 

The Cowboy's SocialiteThe Cowboy's Socialite by Carmen Falcone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


She's high maintenance. He's country strong and cowboy ready. The Cowboy's Socialite is a battle of the sexes that is scorching. One ranch and two owners turns into a reunion that is as love - hate as it is tempting fun. Forced to face an unfinished past these two exes learn some serious truths about themselves and each other as they reignite a passion they both thought had fizzled out. Have the smoke alarms ready because Jack and Lola make this read a fire hazard.



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 One Week With the Marine (A Morris Brothers Novel, #1)

 

 

ONE WEEK WITH A MARINE (LOVE ON LOCATION) BY ALLISON GATTA

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 24, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Best friends with benefits… 

Avery Forrester has never been the type to settle down—not to one place, not to one job, and certainly not to one man. Still, when her long-term best friend with benefits comes home on leave with a plan—including marriage and children—she realizes she’ll have to do something drastic in order to keep him. Luckily, drastic is what she does best.

…isn’t enough anymore.

U.S. Marine Holden Morris has never backed down from a challenge. And this time, that challenge is persuading wild child Avery Forrester, the woman he’s loved his entire life, to marry him. He wants the whole deal—a wife, a family. But convincing her to become a military wife won’t be easy. Then again, he knows Avery—in every way possible. Armed with that kind of knowledge—carnal and otherwise--how can he possibly fail?

 

 

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REVIEW:  ONE WEEK WITH A MARINE (LOVE ON LOCATION) BY ALLISON GATTA

 

One Week With the Marine (A Morris Brothers Novel, #1)One Week With the Marine by Allison Gatta

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Ms. Gatta is a pro at standing out. Her stories range from sweet, salty to naughty. One Week With a Marine falls into the naughty category with a number of sweet moments. What woman wouldn't want a man whose willing to fight for her heart? Holden never ran from a battle and he was in a fight to the finish for Avery's heart. If it ain't broke don't fix it, would be a good way of describing the appeal of Allison Gatta. Be careful! She just might run away with your heart.



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CASUAL AFFAIR (SLOW SEDUCTIONS) BY MELANIE MUNTON 

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 24, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Bea Paxton is a free spirit. She loves her fledgling interior design business, having fun, and she loves men. But only temporarily. Rule #1 is no relationships, no love, no commitment. She likes being in charge. It’s the only way to protect herself from getting hurt again. 

Zane Price is the perfect candidate for a steamy time—beautiful, built, and British. Plus, he’ll soon be moving back to England. Really perfect. 

Well...except for the fact that he’s her biggest client. And he doesn’t play by her rules. Hell, no. He wants more. Much more. Which is definitely not on the agenda.

Unfortunately, his kisses are nothing short of toe-curlingly awesome. And he is distracting her—a lot—from doing her job. 

She needs to stay away from him. Her livelihood depends on it. 

But Zane always gets what he wants. And he wants Bea. But for right now? Or forever...?

 

 

 

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Casual AffairCasual Affair by Melanie Munton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


He knows what he wants and is not above playing dirty to get it. She knows what she needs and that's not some smooth talking, sexy British playboy. Not only would it be bad for business, it could be detrimental to her heart. She can't afford to let her hormones write a check her heart can't cash. He refuses to walk away from a woman as intriguing as she is frustrating. Let the battle begin. Casual Affair is creatively smart, immensely sexy and the dialogue is the best in naughty word play. Ms. Munton has peaked my interest with this pair.



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CHANCE SEDUCTION (THE SEDUCTION SERIES) BY JESS DEE

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 24, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

When Lexi Tanner’s unbelievably hot one-night stand turns out to be the same man she needs to approach for a hefty donation, things certainly get complicated. She’ll do anything to raise the money needed for the children’s charity she’s starting—but how can she ask AJ Riley for money now?

Adam knows he’ll never love again. He’s been there and done that. But the sexy woman he had an unbelievable night with causes cracks in his emotional defenses as well as cranks up his libido. One night should have burned her out of his system, but this kind of heat comes with strings…
 

 

 

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REVIEWCHANCE SEDUCTION (THE SEDUCTION SERIES) BY JESS DEE

 

 Chance SeductionChance Seduction by Jess Dee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Chance Seduction is heartbreaking, seductive and irresistible all at once. Ms. Dee continues to surprise me with a versatility that I initially found to be lacking. She proves herself to be a powerhouse in matters of the heart while never losing that sensuality that I've come to expect from her. The seriousness of the story is balanced out by some much needed humor that lightens the heart and ceases to detract from the subject at hand. Impressive.




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Bonding Games

 

 

BONDING GAMES (A TROPICAL TEMPTATION) BY CATHRYN FOX

 

 

Release Date:  July 24, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Former Navy SEAL Josh Steele gets tasked with a babysitting mission—watch over his boss’s daughter—a job he can only describe as hell. But when his assignment takes him to a tropical island, and he begins to see another side of Holly Fairfax, attraction sizzles between them—but he knows better than to risk his job for it.

Holly can’t believe that underneath those baggy clothes tech-guru Josh Steele is all ripped abs and sexy hotness. Ignoring said hotness is tough, especially since she has to work with him on the team-building exercises her boss has assigned if she wants a coveted promotion. It’s even harder when she discovers being around Josh brings out her naughty side – one she didn’t know she had.

But if she cracks the code on his cover, everything they’ve built could come crashing down.
 

 

 

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Bonding GamesBonding Games by Cathryn Fox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Bonding Games is another Cathryn Fox original. Smart, sexy and challenging. Josh and Holly create an allure that is naughty but plays out quite nicely. Ms. Fox spins a web that starts out deceptively innocent, but quickly spirals into wickedly tempting territory. The twist is the lesson that she highlights along the way. Don't judge by what's on the outside, what really matters is what's hidden on the inside. Powerful message wrapped in a knock your socks off read. My favorite read by this author.



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The Importance of Being Scandalous

 

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SCANDALOUS (TALE OF TWO SISTERS) BY KIMBERLY BELL

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society…

None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fiancé.

The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield into a truly engagement-ending scandal. The Wakefields are the height of propriety, and Nicholas’s parents have made it clear a wife from the neighboring Bishop family would be unacceptable…

But Nicholas would give up his family and his fortune if Amelia would ever see him as more than just a childhood friend. He’ll go along with her scheme, even if it means ruining them both, because he’s got a plan that will change her mind about him being merely the boy next door.
 

 

 

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REVIEW:  THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SCANDALOUS (TALE OF TWO SISTERS) BY KIMBERLY BELL

 

The Importance of Being ScandalousThe Importance of Being Scandalous by Kimberly Bell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


How can anyone not love a heroine, smart enough to know what she wants and brash enough to set about trying to get it? Strong women characters are a huge plus for me, because so many times they are portrayed as secondary, more than the stars that they are. Amelia is a stunning example of independence. She's strong enough to follow her own rules and wise enough to listen when her heart comes calling. Nicholas is just the icing on the cake. He loves her strength and despite her a scandalous behavior, she owns his heart. The Importance of Being Scandalous wins my vote for a wonderful and empowering tale.



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WHEN I NEED YOU (NEED YOU) BY LORELEI JAMES

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Rules are tossed aside when a pro football player join forces with a spitfire cheerleading coach in New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James’s brand-new romance…

Heir to Lund Enterprises and ladies’ man Jensen “The Rocket” Lund has three conditions when it comes to dating: 
1) No single mothers
2) No cheerleaders
3) No medical personnel
So it makes no sense that he’s wildly attracted to Rowan Michaels, who breaks all three.

Rowan Michaels didn’t pass the rigorous requirements to become an athletic trainer and Vikings cheerleader in the hopes of landing a pro athlete: been there, done that, and she has a young son as proof that football players and fidelity don’t go hand in hand. When Rowan learns her new neighbor is Jensen Lund, the smoking-hot tight end who takes being neighborly to a whole new level, she’s grateful for the team’s strict “no fraternization” policy because the sexy man defines temptation. 

But Jensen is intent on rushing straight to the goal line to prove to Rowan he’s much more than just a player…on and off the field.

 

 

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REVIEW:  WHEN I NEED YOU (NEED YOU) BY LORELEI JAMES

 

When I Need You (Need You, #4)When I Need You by Lorelei James

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


From the outside looking in Jensen Lund is living on easy street. There is no easy street when injury sidelines your career and leaves you doubting yourself. Determined to fight his way through the storm, he sets out to gain back his losses, but ends up meeting two people who change his life. Rowan knows what it means to fight. Nothing has come easy to her and despite the roadblocks she doesn't give up. She works hard at making ends meet and building a better life for her and her son. In no way does she need another heartache. Until Jensen has her questioning whether she should listen to her brain or follow her heart. Lorelei James, knows what it takes to get readers invested in her stories. Strong central characters, excellent writing and eclectic dialogue are just the thing to keep readers coming back for more. When I Need You blends these three traits with a bit of heat on the side.

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Fly Away with Me (Blue Moon Harbor #1)

 

 

FLY AWAY WITH ME (BLUE MOON HARBOR) BY SUSAN FOX

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Known for its rugged beauty and eccentric residents, tiny Blue Moon Harbor is big on love . . .


For busy lawyer Eden Blaine, a trip to a Pacific Northwest island she's never even heard of is far from a vacation. Eden's ailing mother has tasked her with finding her long-lost aunt, who once had ties to a commune on the island. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend, romance is the last thing Eden is looking for. But her gorgeous seaplane pilot has her wondering if a carefree rebound fling is exactly what she needs. . .


Aaron Gabriel has no illusions about happily ever after. His troubled childhood made sure of that. But he does appreciate a pretty woman's company, and Eden is the exact combination of smart and sexy that turns him on. Still, as he helps her search for her missing aunt, the casual relationship he imagined quickly becomes something much more passionate--and much harder to give up. Can two people determined to ignore romance recognize that their heated connection is the kind of love destined to last?  

 

 

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REVIEW:  FLY AWAY WITH ME (BLUE MOON HARBOR) BY SUSAN FOX

 

Fly Away with Me (Blue Moon Harbor #1)Fly Away with Me by Susan Fox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


For me Susan Fox epitomizes home. Her characters are relatable, her words are profound and her stories are priceless. Fly Away With Me delivers lessons in love, words of wisdom and the ability to hope. Eden has a promise to keep and answers to seek as she sets off into the unknown beauty of this island hideaway. Beautiful scenery, welcoming people and her tempting guide have her rethinking her life and losing her heart. Ms. Fox knows how to set off the waterworks. Be prepared to laugh and shed a few tears and along the way learn what it means to face down fears. 

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ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL (BILLIONAIRE BUILDERS) BY JENNIFER PROBST

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger, inexperienced Sydney Green, or the hurtful break-up that tore him apart. When he’s forced to return home and face his past, will he be able to carve out a future, or will lies ruin his second chance at love? 

Sydney Green loved Tristan her entire life, but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust with him. Now that they’re together again, it’s time they both face the biggest secret of all….

 

 

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REVIEW:  ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL (BILLIONAIRE BUILDERS) BY JENNIFER PROBST

 

 

All or Nothing at All (Billionaire Builders, #3)All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I have really enjoyed getting to know the Pierce Brothers. Smart, creative, complicated are the skills they know best, but underneath all drama, hurt and secrets lies a really strong family. Cal, Dalton and Tristan love each other, they just express it differently. Isn't that what family is all about? Making what should be the most simple of tasks, anything but. Sydney and Tristan should be experts at that. Their love was a long time coming but ended all too soon. Or did It? Can they rebuild the trust they lost and the love they let slip way? Through the wounded pride and long withheld secrets, for me the most priceless of moments were the interactions between Becca and Tristan. Watching them go from wary strangers to building a tentative connection was such a sweet sight to behold. I fell in love.



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WELL BUILT (BOOK BOYFRIEND) BY CARLY PHILLIPS AND ERIKA WILDE

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

When it comes to women, sexy, well-built Kyle Coleman has always been a lover, not a fighter. His one exception? The sassy, tempting, smart-mouthed Ella Fisher. Her family and his are sworn enemies, which make the two of them off-limits—despite the fact that she's inspired some of his dirtiest, most erotic fantasies for years. But when the lines between animosity and lust become irrevocably blurred one fateful evening, their one night stand leads to a very unexpected consequence—that changes everything between them forever.

 

 

 

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REVIEWWELL BUILT (BOOK BOYFRIEND) BY CARLY PHILLIPS AND ERIKA WILDE

 

Well BuiltWell Built by Carly Phillips

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Erika Wilde and Carly Phillips are an explosive combination. With Erika's spicy dialogue and Carly's blend of complication and emotion, Ella and Kyle set fire to the pages. Kyle creates his own brand of smooth from brash antics to suave words, he has the moves to make a woman forget herself. Ella is the spark that lights him up. She's a good girl that knows how to work her inner bad girl. Well Built gives a well written nod to the seductive while going for broke with some sweet romance. When greatness is expected, it's no surprise when it's delivered.



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Eye Candy (Real Love, #1)

 

 

 

EYE CANDY (REAL LOVE) BY JESSICA LEMMON

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Jacqueline

 

As an adult woman--and the vice president of a marketing firm--I shouldn't be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he's a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can't bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he's borderline obsessive about "getting me laid." (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it's clear: The one I'm falling for is Vince.



Vince

 

Jackie Butler's got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn't bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can't ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything's going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.

 

 

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REVIEW:  EYE CANDY (REAL LOVE) BY JESSICA LEMMON

 

Eye Candy (Real Love, #1)Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Eye Candy is a delicious blend of sultry and sweet. With the goddess of savory on hand, there's no doubt that addictive is the name of the game. Through characters like Jackie and Vince, Ms. Lemmon relays the most secret thoughts in the most decadent of ways. Heat and humor mesh well with the heart already on full display. One taste will never be enough.



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Locked in Temptation (The Protectors #3)

 

 

LOCKED IN TEMPTATION (THE PROTECTORS) BY BRENDA JACKSON

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

His job is to protect her…no matter the cost 

Police detective Joy Ingram's connection to elite security expert Stonewall Courson is instant. Undeniable. Electric. But her commitment to protect and serve has always come first. Everything else is secondary—especially when she uncovers an underground surrogate baby-making ring. Joy can't risk a distraction during the most important case of her career, not even one as sexy as reformed ex-con Stonewall. 

There are few things Stonewall values more than a strong woman. But when Joy's investigation draws her into a deadly conspiracy that goes deeper than she ever imagined, he must convince her that he's the best man to protect her. And while he puts his life on the line to save hers, the insatiable attraction between them becomes the one danger neither of them can escape.
 

 

 

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Locked in Temptation (The Protectors #3)Locked in Temptation by Brenda Jackson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


How to a create a heartbreaker ...

Just ask Brenda Jackson. Stonewall is a prime example. He's a protector from his larger than life personality to his wicked good looks. He's the ultimate bad boy. A man with his own demons to bare and the muscle to hold back the darkness that hovers around one special lady. 

Joy is used to fighting her own battles. Her job is to help others and she does that with the ferocity of a lioness. What happens when the lioness finds herself on the receiving end of danger? She just may get more than she bargained for. Locked in Temptation dominates from beginning to end. Joy and Stonewall are a power couple. Every step pulled me further into this seductively written dance of danger.




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Billionaire Unveiled by J.S. Scott

 

 

BILLIONAIRE UNVEILED:  MARCUS BY J.S. SCOTT

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

What happens when a man you've always hated turns out to be the one who saves you, risking his own life to rescue you from certain death? 

Lines are blurred. 

Everything you've always thought was true isn't quite so clear anymore. 


Dani

I've always hated Marcus Colter. I have since high school. We antagonize each other every time we meet, and I thought our dislike was mutual, until he ends up saving my life on a suicide mission to rescue me from my captors, men who would have killed me if not for Marcus. Everything that happens after that successful, crazy, and dangerous mission confuses me. 

Turns out, not only is Marcus incredibly brave, but he also has a gruff kindness that I never knew existed. His quiet strength sees me through my pain and fear after he pulls me out of the danger zone. 

I'm not sure what to think of Marcus Colter anymore. 

He's still the bossy alpha male who drives me crazy, but I eventually discover that there's so much more to Marcus than what's on the surface. 

Apparently, I've never known the real Marcus Colter. 

Maybe nobody does... 



The Billionaire's Obsession Series

The Billionaire's Obsession - (The Complete Collection) - Simon 
Heart Of The Billionaire - Sam
The Billionaire's Salvation - Max
The Billionaire's Game - Kade 
Billionaire Undone - Travis
Billionaire Unmasked - Jason
Billionaire Untamed - Tate
Billionaire Unbound - Chloe
Billionaire Undaunted - Zane
Billionaire Unknown - Blake
Billionaire Unveiled - Marcus

 

 

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Billionaire Unveiled: Marcus (The Billionaire's Obsession, #11)Billionaire Unveiled: Marcus by J.S. Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




He's her guardian angel ...

Billionaire Unveiled is a romance unlike any other. Within these pages there is adventure, romance, mystery and courage. Marcus is an international man of mystery. From the shadows, he watches over his greatest weakness and his most heartbreaking regret. When danger threatens his heart's desire, he'll risk everything in the name of love.

She's his saving grace ...

Dani has an adventurous spirit. She's been around the world and seen many dire places, but never did she forsee herself, fighting for her life in a foreign country. Bravery brought her here, will love guide her out?

Marcus and Dani are as complex as the author that created them. J. S. Scott is not afraid to shine a light on the frailties that make us human. She seduces readers with her tempestuous romances but she also shows the power that hope, courage and love has to set us free. 



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The Lady's Guard (Sinful Brides, #3)

 

 

THE LADY'S GUARD (SINFUL BRIDES) BY CHRISTI CALDWELL

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

In the third installment of USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides series, a rogue turned bodyguard risks his heart on the woman he’s hired to protect.

At the notorious Hell and Sin Club nestled in London’s dark streets, Niall Marksman relishes taking the fortunes of the very same society that once disregarded his existence. Oh yes, Niall has sold his soul to the devil and paid dearly. It’s only when Lady Diana Verney appears at the gaming club looking for help that Niall knows that the devil has finally come to collect … by forcing him to protect the duke’s pampered daughter.

Disdained by the peerage and ignored by her father, Diana knows that someone wants to harm her. Her only protection is Niall, a scarred, intense man who lives and dies by the knife. Now her life and safety are in the hands of the most dangerous man in London. But a man raised on the city’s mercenary streets is adept at stealing anything he wishes—including a lady’s reputation and her heart.

 

 

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The Lady's Guard (Sinful Brides, #3)The Lady's Guard by Christi Caldwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Beauty enters the lair of the beast and ends up rescuing them both. An adventurous spin on a tale embedded within the hearts of many romantics all over the world. Christi Caldwell has that touch. The Lady's Guard proves it. Naill is a broken man who lives on the edge of society and wallows in the center of danger. Diana is a woman that finds herself in the midst of a mysterious power struggle that lands her in serious danger from an unknown enemy. There is always a twist and a hidden lesson of value waiting hidden within. The most valuable one: The most beautiful person shines from the inside, not dazzles from the outside. Through dazzling adventure, the darkest of dangers and the tragedy that surrounds them this couple creates something beautiful.



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CAN'T STOP LOVIN' YOU (MAVERICK JUNCTION) BY LYNNETTE AUSTIN

 

 

 

 

Release Date:  July 25, 2017

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Maggie Sullivan can't wait to get out of Texas. Luckily, she just got the break she needed to make her big-city dreams a reality. But then Brawley Odell swaggers back into Maverick Junction, looking hotter than ever in his dusty cowboy boots and well-worn jeans. He's the guy she still dreams of at night. The guy who broke her heart when he left her behind.

 

Fed up with city life, Brawley jumps at the chance to return home and take over the local vet's practice—and get back to the smart, sassy woman he's never been able forget. He couldn't be prouder of Maggie's new wedding-dress business... until he realizes it may mean losing her all over again. Determined to win her back, Brawley must find a way to convince Maggie that their one true home is with each other.

 

 

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Can't Stop Lovin' You (Maverick Junction, #3)Can't Stop Lovin' You by Lynnette Austin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Maverick Junction is the place everyone tries to walk away from, but just can't live without. Lynnette Austin takes a sugary sentiment and makes it her own. Can't Stop Lovin' You runs away with an old fashioned adage we all know and love, but do everything we can to ignore. Through sentiment, valuable lessons and heartwarming characters, Ms. Austin proves that home is more than a place, it's the people that make this life worthwhile.



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