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Great Paranormal Romance

Loving Their Vixen Mate (Pack Wars Book 4) - Vella Day

Loving Their Vixen Mate by Vella Day is a fabulous paranormal romance.  Ms. Day has provided readers with a well-written book furnished with a fantastic cast of characters.  This is a M/F/M menage book, so it may not be for everyone.  Mackenzie's cousin went to Florida for a job interview and hasn't been heard from since.  When she goes to Florida to find her cousin she meets Sam and Brandon, wolf shifters.  Mackenzie, Brandon and Sam's story is loaded with drama, action, sizzle, humor and suspense.  I enjoyed reading Loving Their Vixen Mate and look forward to my next book by Vella Day.  Loving Their Vixen Mate is book 4 of the Pack Wars Series but can easily be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fabulous Historical Romance!

An Unwelcome Proposal: A Regency Romance (A Forbidden Love Novella Series Book 4) - Bree Wolf

An Unwelcome Proposal is another outstanding historical romance by Bree Wolf.  I've had some of Ms. Wolf's book buried in my Kindle for quite some time.  And once I read one, I was happy to find more squirreled away on the e-reader.  I've become a fan.  An Unwelcome Proposal is a well-written book.  Ms. Wolf has a way with characters and this cast of characters is outstanding.  Christine is summoned to her twin's side when her brother-in-law is injured in a riding accident and has lost 5 years of his memories, including being married.  Wesley will do whatever it takes to help his brother, including helping Christine with her madcap plan.  Wesley and Christine's story is loaded with drama, humor and sexy bits.  I enjoyed reading An Unwelcome Proposal and look forward to reading more from Bree Wolf.  I already have my next book picked out and moved to the head of my reading lineup.  An Unwelcome Proposal is book 4 of the Forbidden Love Novella Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fabulous Historical Romance!

Abandoned & Protected: The Marquis' Tenacious Wife (Love's Second Chance Series Book 4) - Bree Wolf

Abandoned & Protected: The Marquis' Tenacious Wife is a phenomenal historical romance by Bree Wolf.  Ms. Wolf has once again impressed me with her story-telling abilities.  Abandoned & Protected is a well-written book furnished with a stellar cast of characters.  Five-year-old Henrietta is in the home when her abusive father murders her mother and then himself.  Connor is the future Marquis of Rodridge and the new chief of clan Brunwood and meets Henrietta on his way to London to claim his father's titles.  Connor and Henrietta's story is packed with everything a historical romance should have, drama, action, humor, steamy sex and suspense.  I loved this book from cover to cover and look forward to my next book by Bree Wolf.  Abandoned & Protected is book 4 of the Love's Second Chance Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fun Read!

Cheeky Royal - Nana Malone

Cheeky Royal by Nana Malone is a fun contemporary romance.  Ms. Malone has provided readers with a well-written book furnished with outstanding characters.  This book is written in first person, alternating point of view format...my most unfavorite, but it works in this story.  Sebastian is Prince of the Winston Isles but has gone on a search hoping to find his illegitimate brother to go home with him and take his place so he can work on his photography.  Penny is a little bit of a clutz but is still part of the Royal Guard for the royal family.  When Penny finds her boyfriend kissing her brother she accepts the King's mission to find the Prince and bring him home.  Penny and Sebastian's story is loaded with drama, laugh out loud humor, smokin' hot sex, action and suspense.  I loved this story right up to the cliff-hanger ending.  That I didn't love.  I hate cliff-hangers.   I will still read Nana Malone books, but I'll be more careful and try to pick ones that aren't cliff-hangers.  

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Bookfunnel.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Awesome Romantic Suspense

Love Me: The Donovan Family - Margaret Watson

Love Me by Margaret Watson is a fabulous romantic suspense.  This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time.  Ms. Watson has delivered a book that is well-written and packed with an outstanding cast of characters.  Helen is a lawyer that handles a lot of child custody cases.  When a car drives into her office she is shocked when Jamie arrives to repair the building.  Jamie owns his own construction company and is happily surprised to find his one-night-stand from a year ago works in the office he's contracted to fix.  Helen and Jamie's story is loaded with drama, humor, action, sizzle and suspense.  I enjoyed this book from cover to cover and look forward to reading more from Margaret Watson in the future.  Love Me is book 1 of The Donovan Family Series but can easily be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Bookfunnel.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fantastic Start To A New Series

Jackson - Emily March

Jackson is an outstanding western romance by Emily March.  Ms. March has given readers a well-written book.  I suppose this book is a crossover between this new series and another series by Ms. March.  We meet delightful new characters while also getting a visit with characters from the older series.  Jackson is a musician/songwriter that just lost visitation with his daughter when his cousin calls him to meet him in Texas.  Caroline is struggling with the fact that her husband no longer knows her and to top it off, he's in love with someone else.   Caroline and Jackson's story is packed with drama, humor and spice.  I totally loved reading Jackson and can't wait for the next book in the series.  Jackson is book 1 of The McBrides of Texas Series and book 16 of the Eternity Springs Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Great Read

Real Deal (Single Dads Club #1) - Piper Rayne

Real Deal by Piper Rayne is a fantastic contemporary romance.  The Piper Rayne duo has produced a book that is well-written and furnished it with outstanding characters.  Marcus is a single dad since his wife walked out him and their daughter Lily.  Cat is Lily's counselor at the day camp and has a short but humiliating past with Marcus.  Marcus and Cat's story is loaded with drama, humor, sizzle and a little suspense.  I enjoyed reading Real Deal and look forward to reading more from Piper Rayne in the future.  Real Deal is book 1 of the Single Dads Club Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fantastic Historical Romance

A Brilliant Rose: A Regency Romance (A Forbidden Love Novella Series) (Volume 2) - Bree Wolf

A Brilliant Rose is another outstanding historical romance by Bree Wolf.  The more I read from this talented author, the more I want to read.  Ms. Wolf has produced a well-written book.  The characters are phenomenal.

Charles can't stand in the way when his new wife and identical twin brother fall in love when they meet.  Charles and his brother switch identities and leave Charles alone with the reputation of a rake.  Rose is bookish and meets Charles at the British Museum, when she hears his name and recognizes him as the man that ruined her cousin she wants nothing to do with him.  Charles and Rose's story is full of drama, humor and misunderstandings.  I enjoyed reading A Brilliant Rose and look forward to reading more from Bree Wolf soon.  A Brilliant Rose is book 2 of A Forbidden Love Novella Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Not Impressed

The Perfect Date - Holly L Lorincz, Evelyn Lozada

The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada is a not so perfect read.  Ms. Lozada has produced a book that might appeal to very young adults, but it doesn't appeal to this mature adult at all.

Angel is an overworked single mom going to school to become a nurse and working two jobs to support her asthmatic son.  Duke is a baseball pitcher that suffered an injury during a shooting at a bar.  Duke is angsty and spineless.  Their story is loaded with drama, ghetto slang, bad decisions and sex.   The story itself I would have probably enjoyed but the writing of it ruined it for me.  I'll be sure to skip any other books by this author.  The Perfect Date is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.  

 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Fun Read!

Once Upon a Bad Boy - Melonie Johnson

Once Upon A Bad Boy is a fantastic contemporary romance by Melonie Johnson.  Ms. Johnson has once again impressed me with her storytelling abilities with this well-written book.  The characters are outstanding and I love the humor.  

Sadie is an actress and donut aficionado.  Bo is her ex and now the stunt coordinator on her new movie.  Their story is packed with drama, humor, sizzle and fun and snappy dialog. 

There's nothing I didn't like about this book.  I loved every page and look forward to my next book by Melonie Johnson.  Once Upon A Bad Boy is book 3 of the Sometimes In Love Series but can be read as a standalone.  I've read all 3 books of this series and I think this one might be my favorite so far. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

6 Star Laugh Out Loud Contemporary Romance

Pucked - Helena Hunting

Pucked is my first book by Helena Hunting, but it won't be my last.  Ms. Hunting has given readers a book that will have you laughing from start to finish.  This contemporary sports romance is well-written and populated with phenomenal characters.  It is written in first person, alternating point of view format, usually my least favorite, but Ms. Hunting totally makes it work in this story.  

Violet is roped into going to watch her stepbrother's hockey game.  She took her book club book with her.  She's not a puck bunny because she believes all the players are man whores.  Alex is the captain of her brother's team and has, for the most part, outgrown puck bunnies.  Alex and Violet's story is packed with drama, humor, steamy sex and did I mention humor?  I loved this book from page one to the end and look forward to reading more from Helena Hunting soon.  

Pucked is book 1 of the Pucked Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fabulous Historical Romance!

Sensing Danger - Wendy Vella

Sensing Danger is a great historical romance with a little supernatural flair by Wendy Vella.  Ms. Vella has delivered a well-written book and filled it with phenomenal characters.  Here's where I confess, I read some of the books from this series out of order.  I must say, I wish I had read this first, it's a fantastic kickoff for the series.  

The Sinclair family has heightened senses, legend says because they once saved the head of the Raven family and a pact was made.  James, Duke of Raven, is attacked, tied and tossed off a cliff into the ocean.  Eden has a heightened sense of hearing and overheard the plan.  She got into the water as quickly as she could and waited for James to hit the water.  After cutting his ropes they helped each other to safety.  James and Eden's story is packed with drama, humor, action, sizzle and suspense...all the things you want in a historical romance.  I loved this book from the first page to the last and look forward to reading more from Wendy Vella in the future.  Sensing Danger is book 1 of A Sinclair And Raven Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Contemporary Romance

Once Burned (Firehouse Fourteen Book 1) - Lisa B. Kamps

Once Burned by Lisa B. Kamps is a contemporary romance.  Ms. Kamps has provided readers with a well-written book.  This is a very angsty read, so if you don't like a lot of angst in your books, this probably won't be your favorite book ever.  If you do like angst, this book will be right up your alley.  

Nick was a teenage alcoholic when he crashed his car with his girlfriend in it.  Since that time he's cleaned up his act and is now a high school teacher.  Mike (or Michaela) is Nick's ex that was badly injured when their car accident happened and is now a firefighter.  Mike and Nick's story is loaded with drama, bits of humor, loads of angst and sex.  

While I enjoyed this story, the angst level was a little to much for me to love it.  I would be willing to give another book by Lisa B. Kamps a try though.  Once Burned is book 1 of the Firehouse Fourteen Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fun Read!

Shaken, Not Purred (Undercover Cat, #2) - Kelle Z Riley

Shaken, Not Purred by Kelle Z Riley is a romantic suspense with a side of science.  The only way I can think of describing this is a cozy mystery with a massive science injection.  Ms. Riley has delivered a book that is well-written and populated it with phenomenal characters.  Bree is a spy passing herself off as Cat Holmes.  She waffles between love interests Tugood, her handler and the only cop that knows she's a spy, James.  Their mission is to find out if drugs are being made at Naturalistics.  There's plenty of drama, humor, action and suspense to keep readers turning the pages.  I enjoyed reading Shaken, Not Purred.  Shaken, Not Purred is book 2 of the Undercover Cat Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I read a print copy of this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Awesome Quick Read

Resisting Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5) - Carole Mortimer

Resisting Alexandre is a fantastic contemporary romance by Carole Mortimer.  This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time.  Ms. Mortimer has delivered a well-written book loaded with outstanding characters.  Stazzi works at the Meyers Hotel and accidentally sent an email stating what a demanding pain in the butt Prince Alexandre was being about his upcoming trip.  Alexandre has wanted Stazzi since he saw a photo of her on the hotel website.  Alexandre and Stazzi's story is packed with drama, humor, sizzle and a little suspense.  I enjoyed reading Resisting Alexandre and look forward to reading more from Carole Mortimer in the future.  Resisting Alexandre is book 0.5 of the Knight Security Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fun Read!

My Only - Alex & Jamie - Melanie Shawn

My Only by Melanie Shawn is an outstanding contemporary romance.  Ms. Shawn has once again delivered a book that is well-written and packed with a phenomenal cast of characters.  Jamie is a single mom, a nurse and a part-time waitress.  Alex is a firefighter and an ex-Navy SEAL and favorite hottie of all the women in town.  Alex and Jamie's story is loaded with drama, humor, sexy bits and a few matchmakers.  I enjoyed this book from cover to cover and look forward to my next book by Melanie Shawn.  My Only is book 3 of the Crossroads Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.