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A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster
Publisher: Harlequin Romances
Genre: Contemporary Suspense Romance
Length: 305 Pages
Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him.
First Time in PrintArizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it’s dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there’s an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero
A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster was a amazing addition to the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series. I have waited a long time for Arizona’s story; and I am here to say it was well worth the wait.
A Perfect Storm had intensity to it as all the others, but there was a huge opening, to what made Arizona tick. Arizona is tough as nails in that: she knows how to gather Intel and she has her smarts about her. So when upon meeting Spencer for the first time she was a bit puzzled of the why this man to her was so different from the others.
Spence (LOL)He is so amazing for Arizona; he takes all that has happened in her past and is willing to help her through even her darkest hours in her nightmares. Arizona being a total knock-out is nothing to sneeze at either. After all Spence is an all, American red blooded man.
From chasing down the bad guys to them between the sheets, their chemistry in and out of the bedroom is explosive. The raped dialogue between these two is open and honest,with no hidden agendas.
The supporting characters are from the first three books. I enjoyed the same feel in this book as well as the others in this series that they all are connected, that their not just in the background for looks.
Chris, needs a story because I just adore that man. He was always so on to what everyone’s feelings were,and his tender moments with Arizona, well not so tender, *g* had me sighing as I thought what a wonderful addition he has become to this series.
Here is the laugh moment of the book for me. Spencer, Marla and Arizona scenes, there for a while I truly thought Marla was going to turn out to be some crazed obsessed lover.
The plotline was as brilliantly done as in the other books,with just enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat, some off the charts sex*woo baby*, and few special family moments to close this book.
Here is a my question for you, even though I am sure you’re asked this all the time. Is there going to be any more books in this series, Ms. Foster?
I am going to say given I have read this whole series, Lori Foster has made A Perfect Storm my favorite. I will treasure this series.
A Perfect Storm is a hot steamy, suspenseful offering from the popular writing talents of Lori Foster.
Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read
A Knight in Cowboy Boots By Suzie Quint
Erotic Contemporary-Romance Suspense-Western
Pink Petal Books Publishing
A Knight in Cowboy Boots is a fabulously fun, romance that has me craving to read more from Suzie Quint and the McKnight’s. Since this is my first taste, I do think I need some more of those McKnight cowboys.
Zach is no push over as to he does not let Maddie get away with much. I know I would mind getting caught in Zach’s bear trap. *g* he is strong, loveable character from chapter one till the end.
Maddie’s, gumption to push on makes her a very loveable, strong heroine even though her shooting Zach threw me for sure. “LOL” As to them as a couple they make a wonderful team.
Maddie is on the run with her sister’s baby, the father not far behind. So what’s a gal to do but to team up with a roguishly handsome cowboy and see if they can beat the odds?
I truly admire Maddie’s bravery nothing will come between her and the safety of the ones she loves.
If you have not got your first bite of the delicious McKnight’s, then do so. I plan on diving right in. Spurs and all!
Ms. Quint’s writings are like pure honey, they go down so smooth.
My Rating is a 5 Moons
Six Pack Ranch, Bk 2
Coming April 19, 2010
Welcome to the Six Pack Ranch, where learning to live again takes some sensual twists.
Beth Danube has escaped to a small Alberta town to make a new start for herself and her three little boys. Her emotionally abusive husband may be dead and buried, but so is her heart. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever. Yet when her libido reawakens after ten years of unsatisfactory sex in the missionary position is any woman strong enough to turn down sex-in-boots, Daniel Coleman?
The middle child of the rowdy Coleman boys, Daniel’s the quiet one who has always subdued his desires and acted as peacemaker. His powerful attraction to the young widow takes him by storm, and he’s willing to pursue her until they both find satisfaction—in and out of the bedroom.
Only Beth isn’t sure she’s ready to cross the line. Becoming friends with blazing hot benefits means she’s still the one in control. Letting her heart trust again? She isn’t that brave—or foolish. Daniel is going to have to be mighty convincing to help her overcome the past.
I know I will be getting my copy. 😀
Summary:Operation Danny…that’s all bartender and recent college graduate, Julian Hallowell has had on his mind the past year. Julian may have no idea what he wants to do with his life, but he definitely knows he‘s in love with the boy next door: the next door down the hall to be exact, housing his roommate and used textbook store owner Danny Wallace.
While Julian has done his level best to make Danny fall for him, all his hard work has been in vain. Danny doesn’t seem to view Julian as anything other than a roommate and friend. So when new guy in town Andy Baker asks him out on a date, Julian can’t think of a good reason to say no.
Instead, he institutes a Reverse Operation Danny plan, which he’s positive will purge all thoughts of love and lust for his roomie out of his head. He’s ready to move on and start looking for his next Mr. Right, and Andy just might fit the bill. But has he given up too soon?
Ethan Day’s “As You Are” is a brilliantly done M/M contemporary that will have you laughing, as well as panting. There are some awesome quotes in this book as well, that will give you the chuckles.
I have to ask though, who else wanted to “B” slap Jennie? Show of hands..lol geez, get over it lady. I wished we were able to know what happened when the secrets to ones past is revealed.
Julian and Danny are one of my favorite M/M couples. I wonder if I can have them delivered with a huge red bow?
Aww Heck, Ethan, I found myself chanting Danny not Andy. Don’t mess with my heart now.
With all seriousness this is one M/M for the heart. Waiting to see how and when Julian and Danny would finally come together was worth it.
This is a heart touching fun book that has this reviewer, wanting more of Ethan Day.
5 Moons, and a Recommended Read!
Turn it On by Vivian ArendTurner Twins:Book 1
Available at Samhain
Rated 5 Moons!
Vivian Arend is as brilliant as her stories. Turn it On is not exception. It’s a story with a lot of heart; along with some amazing sizzling scenes.
Ryan and Max’s story is full of heart, and mystery. Maxine, has some trouble ahead, not with just someone scarying her, but with what Ryan makes her feel. Oh the things Ryan can do with his mouth, would make the strongest of women crumble. Add a crazy family like the Turners and you get one interesting story.
Ryan, is someone that wants much more then he is aware of. I must say the scene’s with Carl and Ryan is heart renching. I like the fact that Ms.Arend gives us the information and background as well. It helps me connect and understand as I read along.
Turn it On is a delightfully sexy read, that I for one will be rereading again. Vivian Arend, writes with a brilliant pen, her stories have so much to give to the readers who read her works.
Kate’s Crew by Jayne Rylon
Available at Samhain
Rated 41/2 Moons!
Kate’s Crew is a spell binding erotica sure to make you squirm! Jayne Rylon creates a decandant world of sensual lust combined with heart. Kate and Mike have great chemistry but can Kate let loose and take what she desires? Is it even possible? Mike thinks he can convince her. Kate and Mike are the main characters in this book but the second level are just as powerful. They are HOT, and full of mischief. Joe, Dave, Neil and James all different in their own special ways and just as delicious as Mike.
If you like short spicy trips to Nirvana then Kate’s Crew is your sweet ticket. Jayne Rylon fills your fantasies with dark pleasures and delights.
Rough Cut by Mari Carr
Avalible at Samhain
Rated 4 Moon!
If there is an award for the most intence romance book written for 2010, Rough Cut would be it.
Mari Carr, brought two amazing characters together; added a dash of sensualality, a pinch of BDSM and it all adds up to one amazing story.
Ty and Gwen are truly fabulous. Gwen had me cheering for her from the begining when she let Ty in on her secret. I wanted to say I admire the compassion, Mari Carr put into her hero. You could really feel Ty’s feelings for Gwen. Ty, is so HOT! oh the things he can make ZGwen do.
Rough Cut is a short story but, what it lacks in length it makes up for in passion, heart and a touch of kink. 🙂
Mari Carr is as sweet and charming as her stories.
TITLE: Blood & Mint Chocolates
AUTHOR: Adrianne Brennan
RATING: 4 Moons
Meridith a vampire of the Clan Gladius she was well respected, librarian to the Clan. Even a vampire
woman has a few passions one of Meri’s is mint chocolates, the slow melting texture and the tingle of mint, to hard to pass up. Meri’s other passion is a little more difficult.
Kalia the magistra of the Clan Corvus, She was a stunning beauty with her glossy short black cap of hair and sensual curvy body. She could make man of woman’s blood heat.
Upon meeting Kalia at the Masquerade ball all Meri’s fantasies came to life. Both of them seeking passions from each other their bond grew. With a need to feed they set off to find a will person for each of them, who the found was Steve and Erin. After, feeding from Steve, the ladies wanted to have fun with Erin, who seemed to know what they were.
They need to keep a open link with Erin since she knew they were vampires. Meri linked with her as she drank from Erin, upon doing so Meridith found danger awaiting both Clans.
After Meridith’s return home she received a summons to join the magistra of Clan Corvus.
What would it be like seeing Kalia again? Could Kalia share the same feelings for Meridith?
When Meridith tells what she seen in her vision will they be able to save both Clans from destruction?
Blood & Mint Chocolates the story is fast the sex is oh so hot..don’t miss out. It will have you craving more than chocolate. It will leave you wanting .
Adrianne Brennan is a sensual treat, as a reviewer I will never get enough of.. Miss Brennan delivers on all counts.
Title: Hurricane Winds
Author: Cheri Valmont
Genre: Cajun Erotica book #4
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
ISBN #: 978-1-60313-304-3
Book Format: Ebook
Page Count: 169
Rating: 5 Moons
Tanner Sandoval came home to Lafayette to start fresh, what he found was a job he was made for and one sassy lady that made his mouth water. Tanner has blond hair, green eyes and a body that could make the strongest woman crave. There was one woman he’d like to get attention from but Miss Carrie Ann Horville was a counter diction he planned to figure out soon.
Carrie Ann Horville with her dark looks and soul reaching brown eyes knew she was in trouble the first time she met Tanner. She and her twin brother had the power to feel and sense things from people. Tanner was a man with secrets, Carrie was not going to give her heart a chance to find out what they were.
Carrie, knew she was in trouble when she and Tanner first shared their passion, but yet she could not trust what she felt for him, once you got burned it was hard to trust again. Could she really open her heart and let another man in?? What she feels for Tanner was 100 times more intense then what she felt with Steve. She was afraid Tanner could really destroy her heart for good. Tanner knew Carrie could be stubborn, but she was driving him crazy. Their weekend of passion was more than he could have ever hoped for. He opened her shell; Carrie thrived as she learned on what it means to be a submissive. He knew she held secrets as well as he held them to. Could they open up to each other, to lean on each other for the support they both need? With Hurricane Brenda upon them, let’s see if these two can keep their heads above weather long enough to tell each other their secrets and see where their passion will take them.
Hurricane Winds, was a sensual story that had great sparkling passion. You could just feel the fire in Tanner’s eyes when he bored down on Carrie. HOT! Cheri Valmont, is as HOT as her Books are! I was amazed at finding myself unable to put this book down. I enjoyed it! One question though, Miss. Valmont is Corey going to have his own story?
|Pleasure After the Pain by Savannah Chase|
|Title: Pleasure After The Pain
Author: Savannah Chase
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Release Date: September 2008
Book Format: Ebook
Page Count: 22 pages
Rating: 3 Moons
Jack was a tattoo artist. He enjoyed what he did; that is, until the day Serena walked through the door of his shop.
Serena knew she was crazy to let her friend talk her into this. Now that they were here, there was no turning back.
Serena found the tattoo she wanted, and now all she had to do is convince Jack to do it. Jack tried to warn her but Serena would not listen. Having no choice, Jack gave her what she wanted; now all he could do was wish her luck.
Pleasure After The Pain was a short story. It packed a sensual punch that will have you wanting more. It had me wanting to know the whole story behind the amazing tattoo. Savannah Chase is one hot firecracker! She is new to the author world, she is one to watch.
Title: Spanish Topaz
Author: Regina Carlysle
Publisher: Elora’s Cave
Release Date: Nov 2008
ISBN #: 978-1-419981667
Book Format: E book
Page Count: 44 pages
Rating: 5 moons
Cash Carter owned the “Classic Cash Ranch” He was indeed one hot cowboy with green eyes and blond hair that would make any female pant.
Graciela Fuentes was smart as she was beautiful. She has had dreams all her life of a woman speaking to her. As an archaeologist specialist, when she received a call from Cash about some dagger, she was naturally interested.
Cash and Gracie were in each others life since they were children. Gracie parents worked on the ranch. As they grew their passion for each other grew as well. With Gracie going off to school and Cash staying to run the ranch, they got together when they could. Cash found a dagger, which would hold secrets beyond his and Gracie’s belief. The dagger held a soul of Miguel De Castillo after a priest curse his soul into it. Now looking to join his wife, he has joined Cash and Gracie in unbelievably unbridled passion to free his and his wife’s souls. Can these three create enough passion to bring the two lost lovers back together? After it is all said and done can Cash convince Gracie she belongs to him?
Spanish Topaz is a story not to be missed, enchanting. I was truly captured in this intriguing story of love renewed, love rekindled. The Mystery unfolds as Gracie returns home. Regina Carlysle writes with a passionate pen. Miss Carlysle has a talent for creating dynamic couples, with intriguing plots. Come try this passionate author.
AUTHOR : Qwilla Rain
PAGE COUNT: 166
RATING: 5 moons
Elfina Jefferies, Chestnut hair, jade green eyes to draw any man to his knees. Elf worked as Dayton’s right hand for three years. Working with Dayton everyday wanting him was driving Elf nuts, she needed a plan.
Dayton Kringle loved making toys since he was a boy. With a name like Kringle it’s only fitting he would own a toy store. Dayton was shocked to learn he had sensual feelings for Elf. Never having feelings like this toward another woman Dayton was at a lost. He only hoped when the chips were down he and Elf come out winning.
Dayton, pulsed Dom, he could have any woman but for three years he wanted Elf, mind set Dayton smiled as he set his plans into motion.
Elf being a innocent never knew the passion she felt for Dayton could be so feirce , in some ways it scared her. Upon seeing the first mysterious gift at her desk, Elf found herself shocked at what was inside. Can Elf keep her heart out of it? Can Dayton trust himself to let Elf in ?
Santa’s Elf is Hot, Hot, Hot!! Not a Christmas story for the faint of heart. Make sure you have ice on hand.
Qwillia Rain, a bright shiny star. An author not to miss.
AUTHOR : Desiree Lee
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
PAGE COUNT: 65
RATING: 4 moons
Deylen lost his parents to an enemy a different clan they were Were spiders Koda their leader was involved some how and Deylen would find out the truth.
Now he was the Alpha of his clan as his father raised him to be. Now Daylen finds himself at war with the weresiders and the one woman ho has his soul.
Seneca McLane was a beautiful and smart lady,with her green eyes and raven black hair she could make any man pant. There is one man she would love to make pant for her. She knew she took this job for the money to put her through school but she had no idea there would be such a bonus like Deylen Troika.
Working together, Deylen and Seneca plan to make themselves some money but what they did not know was Deylens enemy Koda was lying in wait. Koda knows Deylen will do anything to save his mate. Can Deylen make it in time to save Seneca? Will Seneca be willing to except what Deylen is after the frighting experience she had being kidnapped by a Werespider?
Come read this unique were shifter book to find out.
Scorpio Risen will have you on edge till you turn the last page. It is a wonderfully different Were story that has some interesting characters. Deylen and Seneca passion for each other can be felt from the first moment they meet in the lab. But will that passion be enough?
Desiree Lee is phenomenal!! The way her mind spins out the story and captures the reader with in the words, spine tingling.
Des, I love this series, is there another one to come?
At Piper’s Point by Ethan Day
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: GLBT (M/M), Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Ten years and many boyfriends later, Cassidy Winters finally returns to the ancestral home of his late grandmother, Sadie Hart, despite the best efforts of his father to prevent it. Cassidy’s plans of a quiet, seaside ceremony to wish a final farewell to Sadie quickly unravel. Interruptions run roughshod, beginning with Neil, who walks out of the ocean and straight into Cassidy’s bed. The dominos topple one by one when the little dog he rescues from the hounds of hell brings him to Ben, the hunky vet who rescues Cassidy right back. News of his arrival spreads faster than Cassidy’s legs, bringing his boyhood friend and first love Nate Sommers to his doorstep — leaving Cassidy spiraling into a multi-layered love snafu. As if the island wasn’t getting crowded enough for Cassidy’s good taste and bad decisions, best friends Ollie and Spencer arrive in time to witness the uninvited return of Cassidy’s most recent ex, Teddy, who’s refusing to stay dumped.
Fists fly and all hell breaks loose amid mojitos and martinis while Cassidy finds himself planning a huge party to celebrate Sadie’s life. Accusations are aimed as arguments and libidos boil over, but even through the chaos Cassidy knows exactly who he wants. While he’s certainly willing, he isn’t sure if he’s ready or able for love and life at Pipers Point.
Wacky, loving characters, snarky humor, and screwball antics perfectly balanced by emotional depth make At Piper’s Point by Ethan Day the best book he has written to date.
Sadie Hart was the anchor of Cassidy Winters’ childhood. Raised by emotionally cold and distant parents, Cassidy spent his summers on Hart’s Island with Sadie, her friend and housekeeper, Natalie, and Natalie’s son, Nate. As teenagers, Nate and Cassidy’s friendship turned passionate, but unfortunately, they grew apart after Cassidy went to college, and Sadie suffered a stroke. A long court battle ensued when Cassidy’s father put Sadie in a nursing home following her stroke and subsequent death. After winning the court battle, Cassidy brings Sadie’s ashes home, and he is confronted by his past at every turn.
Cassidy’s love life is a disaster. All of his relationships begin with the shelf life of the school year. His current and ex lovers crash headlong into one another at Hart’s Island with alarming regularity, and provide many of the numerous tickle the funny bone moments in At Piper’s Points. Cassidy’s interactions with the players in his love life drama are funny, poignant, and fraught with sexual tension as he tries to come to terms with the past so he can move on with his future. The sex scenes are hotter than hot yet light-hearted and playful.
At Piper’s Point is as humorous as Mr. Day’s other novels, but the underlying thread of seriousness brings an added emotional intensity that is absent from his other works. Cassidy’s deep examination of his past is exacerbated by all of the people surrounding him. Ollie and Spencer are friends who are ex-lovers of his. Nate is his childhood friend and ex-lover. Natalie and the town welcome Cassidy back with open arms. And Sadie is foremost in Cassidy’s thoughts. Although she is dead, Sadie is, by far, the most powerful character of the novel. Sadie is captivatingly larger than life, and I found myself reading faster and faster so I could get to her next scene.
Mr. Day’s character development is so phenomenal that I feel like I have made new friends when I finish reading one of his books. The characters have their share of flaws, but they are always three dimensional, likeable, and realistic. And let’s not forget fun loving! As is so often the case when reading one of Mr. Day’s novels, I found myself laughing so hard I wind up crying. Another hallmark of Mr. Day’s novels is the intense and remarkable bond of friendship the characters share, and I think this is one area where At Piper’s Point truly shines.
If you are an Ethan Day fan, you will find At Piper’s Point as amazing and moving as I did. If you are new to Ethan Day, you will be blown away by this talented author and immediately buy his previous works. I am waiting with breathless anticipation for Mr. Day’s next novel!
Rated 5 Delightful Divas and a Recommended Read by K.B.!