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Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Story Guy

    The Story Guy by Mary Rivers
    File Size: 1492 KB
    Print Length: 131 pages
    Publisher: Loveswept (July 8, 2013)
    Sold by: Random House LLC

Librarian Carrie West is scrolling through personal ads when she sees one placed by a user named Gear Tattoo who is looking for someone to meet him in the park on Wednesdays for kissing. Carrie loves her job as the "Liberrian" but longs for love in her life. Gear Tatttoo is Brian Newburgh who has promised kissing only on the Wednesday dates which will stop if either person stops coming to their dates.

Carrie and Brian are strongly attracted to each other but Brian has a secret. Carrie soon wants more from Brian than the kissing sessions he had promised but his secret is coming between them. Then one day Brian's secret is revealed in a way neither could have anticipated.

Mary Ann Rivers has written an very emotionally touching story about a couple who have to learn to love. I really felt the connection between Brian and Carrie.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Turned by Virna DePaul

Turned by Virna DePaul

    Print Length: 384 pages
    Publisher: Bantam (April 1, 2014)
    Sold by: Random House LLC
    Language: English

As an FBI special agent Ty Duncan was captured and turned into a vampire against his will. He hates being a vampire! He was recruited to work for the super secret Belladonna Agency and his task now is to persuade Ana Marin to work for the agency. In front of Ana he dangles the one key which might persuade her to join Belladonna – to find her long lost sister Gloria. Belladonna wants agents to infiltrate a secret group which masquerades as an aid organization to assist new Spanish speaking immigrants to the US. Their secret agenda is turning humans in to vampires. According to vampire laws, it is illegal to turn humans into vampires but there are rogues vampires who are doing just that.

Ana Martin is a former gang member who has spent time in prison but has become a coffee shop owner since her release. She has become a very independent, strong woman. She has never forgotten or given up hope of finding her sister Gloria. When she meets Ty there is an instant attraction but he believes she could never want him once she knows he is a vampire.

Belladonna wants agents to infiltrate a secret group which masquerades as an aid organization to assist new Spanish speaking immigrants to the US. Their secret agenda is turning humans in to vampires. According to vampire laws, it is illegal to turn humans into vampires but there are rogue vampires who are doing just that.

This is the first book in Virna DePaul's new series Belladonna and I am looking forward to the next book. I enjoyed reading the interactions between Ty and Ana. Their relationship was not without problems as they began to know each other. The sex was hot!

ARC provided by Netgalley

Sunday, March 9, 2014

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Wicked Wild Eden by Lynette Vinet

      File Size:500 KB
      Print Length: 279 pages
      Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
      Publisher: Steel Magnolia Press (July 18, 2013)
      Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
      Language: English

      Eden Flynn met her husband Shamus in the brothel where she worked as a bookkeeper. Upon his death she inherited his share of a gold mine in New Zealand which was partly owned by Shamus' nephew Damon. She traveled to New Zealand to claim her share only to discover that Damon's nephew didn't want her there because he thought she was a gold digging witch like his deceased wife. Eden had no intention of falling in love with Damon.

     Damon misjudged Eden more than once. He thought she was after his money like his first wife Tessa and he also assumed that since she had worked in a brothel she was experienced in sex. Far from it. Eden was virgin when he took her to bed where after making love Eden immediately mentions love and marriage.

      Then there is Jock who is a wealthy, sophisticated landowner who decides that Eden should be his and he sets out to estrange her from Damon by bringing back Damon's deceased wife, Tessa.

        Eden's innocence regarding sex seemed a bit over done. Even if she was the bookkeeper in brothel it seems that she would have overheard some conversation regarding sexual desires between men and women. The New Zealand setting was a good setting change from the usual historicals set in England.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

After The Kiss

After the Kiss (Sex, Love and Stiletto)

    File Size: 1266 KB
    Print Length: 232 pages
    Publisher: Loveswept (August 26, 2013)
    Sold by: Random House LLC
    Language: English

Julie Greene is a journalist working for one Manhattan's trendiest magazines. Her reputation is to never reach the stage of staying home to watch movies as a date night. Her editor gives her the assignment of finding someone to date to actually reach that stage. Who can she find to conduct her experiment? Enter Mitchell Forbes.

Mitchell Forbes has had relationships that tend to be long lasting commitments. A co-worker bets Mitchell that he can't become involved in a short term relationship and then end it. What's at stake? Season tickets for the Yankees.

After the Kiss is a fast, fun, sexy read with good character development and witty dialogue I recommend this story. Lauren Layne gave great insight into both Julie's and Mitchell's feelings as their relationship progressed.

Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Welcome to Camelot

File Size:1838 KB
  • Print Length:416 pages
  • Publisher:Loveswept (March 11, 2013)
  • Sold by:Random House LLC
  • Language:English

Ellen Callahan is a single mother and sister to rock star Jamie Callahan. During her childhood she had been forced by her mother to make Jamie to become successful. Now she lives next door to Jamie's former girlfriend Carly who is pregnant. Both Ellen and Carly are under surveillance by the paparazzi and Jamie's security firm hires Caleb Clark, former Army MP, to protect them.

The problem is that Ellen treasures her independence from her alcholic ex-husband who never met a woman he didn't like. She is determined to raise her son Henry on her own and believes that there is nothing that can't handle. She disagrees with Caleb on every security measure he wants to implement for her.

When Jamie returns to town woo Carly. after deciding that he was missing out on a family life by being on the road the attention heats up with paparazzi all over Ellen and Carly's neighborhood in Camelot, Ohio. Carly's grandmother is a feisty character who enjoys watching Jamie's attempts to get back into Carly's good graces.

There is also Caleb's family and this book has a story arc for Katie, Caleb's sister. Hopefully hers is the next book as I like Katie and want her to have a story. I admired Caleb's determination in going after Ellen but her resistance to Caleb's attempts to protect her was too overbearing at times. Atthough, Caleb seemed too patient with Ellen while she fought herself and him trying to decide their relationship.

A copy of this book was provided by Net Galley,

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hot Cops

Arrested By Love: A Loveswept Contemporary Erotic Romance by Virna DePaul

Publisher: Loveswept Contemporary (May 27, 2013)

Review copy provided by Net Galley

Virna DePaul's Arrested by Love features three novellas under one cover. The novellas are connected by the heroes who are police officers and two of the novellas include menage scenes.

"Copping to It" is the story of Claire and Ty who go some extremes to protect their undercover work. Claire is a journalist who has been profiling a gang while Ty is an undercover detective working within the gang. Claire and Ty had a previous relationship which she ended because she was afraid to reveal her naughtier side to Ty. In spite of danger from the gang, Claire and Ty can't keep their hands off each other. Ty even invites his partner Luke to join them in a menage.

"Cop Appeal" features Sarah and Luke who had previously been lovers. Sarah married another cop and divorced him when he showed how abusive he could be. His abuse even led to him stalking Sarah. Again, this story has a menage with Luke's colleague Noah.

"Copping Attitude" is about Jenna and Noah. Noah has wanted to know Jenna better for weeks but she is the survivor of a sexual assault and she wants revenge on her attacker. Noah is a compassionate lover who shows her that men can be tender.

The emotional connections between the lovers in each novella were clearly descrbied drawing me into each story. While I enjoyed all three novellas, it was Jenna and Noah's story which touched me th most. The care he took with her not to frighten her in their first sexual encounter made this a heart warming story.