Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Surrender Series by Priscilla West

Forbidden Surrender

The minute I saw Vincent Sorenson, I knew he was trouble. Billionaire. Bad boy. And dangerously sexy. He was everything I craved, and nothing I needed.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t just avoid him. The higher ups at my company decided they needed his business, and I was on the team to bring him in. Vincent Sorenson didn’t seem as interested in business as he was in me, but I knew that was a door better left unopened. If I got involved with him, it would only unearth the pain I spent years trying to bury.

I thought I had it under control, but I seriously underestimated Vincent’s seductive charm and silver-tongue. I would soon find out how delicious it would feel to let myself fall into this forbidden surrender.


Secret Surrender
When a trip to Vincent's exclusive private island revealed the real Vincent underneath the layers of suave nonchalance, I thought we were close to the start of something special.
Just when things were looking up for us, I would discover the one secret that Vincent never intended for me to find.


Beautiful Surrender
No one is who they seem to be.
I let Vincent into my heart because he seemed so different from everyone in my conservative world of wealth management. I thought we shared something special, but Vincent has been playing me this entire time.
As our relationship reaches a crisis point, a man from my past returns looking for a second chance. Is my ex really looking for redemption or is his goal something more sinister?

I try my best to hold it all together, until I discover a revelation that will change everything.

Review of all three

I LOVED them. They were fantastic! I did not want them to end! I loved the way Vincent was protective and firm but also fun and romantic. He took care of Kristen no matter what. Yes he could be seen as over protective but that was part of his charm. I thought this was a great and fun read. They were written well, the covers are catchy and the story line is fun. 

All three stories are very short and you will want to have all of them when you sit down to read but trust me, it will be worth it! 

***These books were given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie



Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game and in the arms of a sexy secret agent...

Jennifer Cruisie is one of my favorite authors so I was excited to have the chance to review this book. The title was right on and perfect for the story. I found that this book followed a certain Christmas movie that I will not name here but it did spin off the movie a little. I was slightly disappointed and felt that this book was not as good as most of her others but all in all, I thought this was a great short story to read on a cold winter day! 

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Wedding Audition Runaway Brides by Catherine Mann, Joanne Rock



The Wedding Audition Runaway Brides by Catherine Mann, Joanne Rock

The tabloids call her the Hit and Run Bride after reality show star Annamae Jessup walked out on Atlanta’s favorite baseball player on cable television. Eager to escape her notoriety, Annamae takes a road trip to find the grandmother she’s never met and winds up discovering a whole lot more than a band of back woods relatives. There’s no escape from reality TV, even in Beulah, Alabama, population 3000.

The last thing Wynn Rafferty needs in his new life is a spoiled television princess who can’t even know his real name. He’s in temporary witness protection as an apple farmer after his undercover work put his life in danger. He needs to lay low until the heat dies down from his last case— even if he sucks at growing apples as badly as he sucks at relationships. But Annamae turns his new town into a media circus, unwittingly threatening the lives of him, her and most of Beulah. Wynn is an expert at keeping the world at arm’s length, but when it comes to Annamae, the only way he can keep her safe is to keep her very, very close.

This was a great read! I loved how Annamae completely turned Wynn's life upside down. Poor guy didn't know what to do!!! While this book did not captivate me, I did find parts of it to be great. It was a fun, rainy day read!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hit 'n Run by Lori Power



Hit 'n Run by Lori Power

 Determined to build a better life, Lorna has climbed the ladder to a successful public relations career one slippery rung at a time. But while on her way to an important meeting, a former lover crashes back into her life—literally—and she becomes embroiled in a police investigation that threatens everything she’s achieved.

Mitch Morgan doesn’t believe in coincidences.

Mitch has spent five years trying to forget Lorna, only to run into her on his way to an undercover sting operation. Old feelings quickly resurface and passion reignites, but as his investigation unfolds, evidence suggests the woman he’s falling for might have ties to the very criminals he’s after.

When Mitch tugs any thread of his investigation, it seems to lead back to Lorna. Caught between his desire for the strong, curious beauty and the growing suspicions of his superiors, he must choose between trusting his instincts and following regulations.

Lorna finds herself entangled in a web of betrayal.

When she learns the nature of the investigation—and her role as a suspected spy—Lorna goes to dangerous lengths to clear her name and prove to everyone, including herself, she’s worthy of the handsome, tenacious Mitch. With danger around every corner, Lorna is on the run for her life, but refuses to run from the past any longer.

She can find the evidence she needs, but at what cost?

Mitch now knows her secrets and must find her first and convince her she—and their love—are worth fighting for, before it’s too late.

My thoughts......

I have found a new author that I love! Lori Power of course! This book is amazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way these two characters stumble across each other after so many years! The tension and suspense kept me intrigued from start to finish! The story line is fabulous and the title is perfect! I can not wait to read the next one!!!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Bad Boy CEO by Sugar Jamison



The Bad Boy CEO by Sugar Jamison


Colt King has spent his whole life trying to prove he's not the trash his hometown of Destiny, Nevada, thought he and his brothers were. As soon as he was old enough he left town, vowing to make a name for himself and never looking back at the place that looked down on him. But that plan goes out the window when his ailing elderly aunt asks him to come home.

He begrudgingly returns to help the woman who raised him. But he's no longer the poor kid from the bad part of town. He's the ruler of a custom car empire and a financial genius. He arrives expecting a boring stay, but when he walks into his childhood home to find a woman in nothing but her underwear pointing a shotgun at his face, he knows his trip home will be a memorable one. With his aunt sick and forcing him to help her restore her fledgling hair salon, he has more than enough on his plate. Colt has no idea that her sexy tenant, Zanna, is going to be the cause of his many sleepless nights.

Zanna Jacobs came to the ghost town of Destiny to stay out of trouble and stay the hell away from men. She's got a serious thing for bad boys that's she trying to kick, and when she lays her eyes on the brutishly handsome Colt, she knows he's got bad news written all over him. He's not the typical thug she goes for: He's too clean cut, too good looking, and too cold--and when he comes to take over her salon, she's not going to take it. Zanna decides to show him exactly who the boss is. Colt is used to people following his orders, and when Zanna challenges his every word he finds her infuriating and incredibly sexy. He can't keep his hands off her...and knows that once he returns to Las Vegas, all bets are off...


Once again, Sugar Jamison does a great job! This book has drama, love, frustration, and a hot bad boy, what more could you want? I really enjoyed the story line this time. We all have parts of our past that we do not like but most of us hide or run from it. Colt was forced to face his past in order to have a better future with Zanna. Add in a meddling old lady and this is a great read!!!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Sunday, November 22, 2015

You Are Mine by Jackie Ashenden



You Are Mine by Jackie Ashenden

In the Nine Circles Club, there's a fine line between pleasure and pain, sin and salvation, heaven and hell. And it takes one bold pair of lovers to cross it...

He's master of the game.
Zac Rutherford is one of the most powerful and sought-after men in New York's private club scene. Masterful and demanding, he attracts beautiful women willing to surrender to his every whim, every desire, and every command. But Zac is in love with one woman, and one woman only. She is his true passion-and sole obsession. A glorious angel in the flesh...who refuses to be touched by any man.

She doesn't play by the rules.
Eva King owes her life to Zac. Seven years ago, he rescued her from darkness. Still, in spite of her attraction to Zac, she refuses to allow any man to touch her body, let alone her heart. But when a dangerous enemy from Eva's past reappears, Zac is the only one who can save her-if she's willing to bare her soul, shed her inhibitions, and surrender control...to him.

FANTASTIC!!! This book was amazing from start to finish! The characters were captivating, the story line was catchy and the writing was amazing. As I read this book, I was taken out of my real life and inserted into this book. I felt like everything was really happening all around me. There was romance, mystery and suspense, it was very well rounded.

After reading this book, I am now desperate to get my hands on the next one (which does not come out until next year-agh). I will have to settle for going back and reading the first two while I wait on the next one to get released.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to branch outside the typical romance book and get a little darker.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Did you miss me?

I'MMMM BBBAAACCCKKKK!!!!!

I have missed this blog in the last few months but I am happy to announce that I am back and ready to review! I have some amazing books on my shelf that I can not wait to read and share with you!!! Thank you to those of you who sent messages while I was gone, you are much appreciated!

Be back soon!!!

~Libby~

Monday, May 25, 2015

Risk It by Jennifer Chance



Risk It by Jennifer Chance

As dominating in business as he is in bed, Rand Sterling Winston, IV, always gets what he wants. And even before he realizes that she’s scammed him into paying triple the cost for her friend’s painting, he wants Dani Michaels. To catch her alone, Rand demands she personally deliver his purchase. The attraction between them is immediate and electric, and he knows she feels it, too. So when the part-time petty thief rebuffs his advances, he gives her a choice: a night in jail or an evening with him.

Despite her checkered past, Dani has never met someone like Rand: brooding, intense, and oh-so tempting. Only a man with a broken soul could make losing control feel this dangerous. Still, when Rand proposes a no-strings, no-holds-barred affair, Dani’s more than a little intrigued. It’ll be the trickiest con she's ever run and a chance to indulge her steamiest fantasies—nothing more. But as their encounters grow increasingly intimate, Dani uncovers a vulnerable side to Rand’s steely exterior . . . and opens her heart to the ultimate risk.


This book was great! I did not want to put it down! There were twists and turns, ups and downs, comedy and romance. A great, well rounded package. I love Dani and love Rand even more! The relationship they have is great! I found myself completely absorbed in this book from beginning to end. 

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*** 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher



Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher

Secret Service agent Kent Sinclair, head of POTUS security, thought himself prepared for every contingency. Until the First Lady—a woman who barely tolerates his presence—approaches him with a request that startles the hell out of him.

Carlene Broderick is frightened. With the weight of the country and impending war on his shoulders, her husband, James, is buckling under the strain. The key to helping him cope is the name he calls out in his sleep—and it’s not hers. It belongs to his fellow ex-SEAL team buddy. His ex-lover. Kent.

Without hesitation, Kent plunges into treacherous emotional territory, only to realize it’s not really him that James needs. The Commander in Chief needs to give up complete control in the bedroom.

To relieve that much pressure, Kent and Carlene must work together and declare a truce that rapidly heats up into something more. Something that leaves James caught deep in forbidden territory—torn between his beloved wife and the man he’s never stopped loving.

This book was not quite what I expected. It was fun and entertaining but I was expecting a little more adventure. The characters were good, but nothing spectacular. All in all it was a good read for a rainy day but nothing too intriguing.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, May 18, 2015

I Choose You by Charles A. Bush



I Choose You by Charles A. Bush

 Emily Robertson is fully content with her life. She was valedictorian of her Yale undergrad class, is ranked top of her Yale Medical School class, and unlike her promiscuous roommate, she would rather spend her free nights reading Jane Austen than out partying. Undeniably, the lifelong promise that she made to her dying mother to become a doctor, is firmly in her grasp and she is focused not to let anything or anyone deter her from fulfilling it. That is, until the last day of her second year of medical school, when her friends surprise her with a summer vacation to England. While in England, she breaks one of her many sacred rules and falls for, Jude, a professional footballer with an appetite for wild parties and beautiful women. Over the course of their improbable summer romance, Jude introduces Emily to a new world of excitement and spontaneity, leaving her to question the secluded life she had always known, while Emily shows Jude the depths of the human heart and all the joy it can bring. However, once the summer ends, their love is tested by distance, social class, and the sacrifices needed to make enduring love blossom. And when fate intervenes by sending their lives spiraling on separate paths, will a memorable summer romance years ago be enough to bring them back together? 

Looking for a sweet romance to read? Tired of all the "romance books" that are full of  "sex scenes" and no real story? This book is perfect for you. Seeing Emily and Jude fall in love is very sweet. Watching them figure out how to sacrifice and make a long distance relationship work is very refreshing. There were several phrases that were used that I did not understand and that slowed me down a bit, but other than that, I really enjoyed this book. The surprise ending is unheard of and really threw me for a loop but I will not spoil anything here. I hope you all enjoy this book as well!!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

License to Date by Susan Hatler


License to Date by Susan Hatler

After discovering her fiancé cheated on her, Kaitlin is focused on two things: remodeling her new home and avoiding men at all costs. But her friends insist she get back in the driver’s seat and date again. They strike a hard bargain and agree to paint her house if she goes on five dates.

Anxious to get the paint job started, Kaitlin schedules five dates in five days, but her plan falls to pieces when a sexy bartender at her venue-of-choice makes her swoon. Even though he observes each of the dates from afar, she can’t help but want him to come a little closer.

The last person she should fall for is a mysterious bartender with a sinful smile, but Paul makes her want to take risks again. Will the charming man with electric blue eyes break her heart or will he prove to her that a license to date is what makes life worth the drive?

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved the drama and the comedy and the romance. I loved every second of this book and wish it never ended. Paul......I wish you lived close to me, I would steal you away from Kaitlin. I am so in love with you right now!!!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, May 11, 2015

Force of Attraction by D. D. Ayres


Force of Attraction by D. D. Ayres

A seasoned K-9 officer with the police in Maryland, Cole Jamison has left her old life behind her. With a new home and a new partner--a protective canine named Hugo--Cole is ready for fresh challenges. A crucial position on an important drug task force is exactly what she wants…until she discovers her gorgeous, infuriating ex-husband will be the DEA agent in charge.

Agent Scott Lucca may be a pro when it comes to undercover assignments, but this job is daunting even for him. Posing as a happy couple on the dog competition circuit means he and Cole need to get a lot closer than they've been in years. Playing a live-in couple should seem like a walk in the park compared to tracking a brutal criminal, but suddenly nothing could be more dangerous than the passionate fire they've rekindled

This book was slightly different from the normal romance. There was the typical lost lover come back and the old fights and make up but here there was a little more excitement. Being thrown into this undercover assignment as a couple was great and I enjoyed it alot.

As far as the mystery portion, I was able to figure out "who did it" really early in the book. That is my only complaint. I felt like it was really obvious and I was hopeful that there would be a twist. There was not.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review.***

Friday, May 8, 2015

Game On by Gabra Zackman

 

Game On by Gabra Zackman

Part caper, part romantic comedy, this hilariously entertaining book in the Bod Squad series features a sassy and sexy undercover operative, Susannah “Legs” Carter, and her Ocean’s Eleven–style team of private investigators.

From Washington, DC, to Paris, Legs is tailing Charles Oakley Palmer III, a white-collar criminal she’s determined to bring to justice. But will romance or betrayal blossom along the way? Find out in the first in a sizzling new series about a team of highly skilled investigators who go undercover to catch criminals—while juggling romance, world travel, and danger around every corner.

This book was very exciting and funny. I laughed so hard from start to finish. "legs" was a great character who kept finding herself in sticky situations. The story line was great, the ending was fantastic and there was never a dull moment.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, May 4, 2015

SEAL's Desire by Elle James



SEAL's Desire by Elle James

Navy SEAL Remy LaDue wants Mitchell Sanders, but hasn't made a move since he slept with her the night of his buddy, her former boyfriend's funeral. A year later, his plan to be her Valentine date runs amuck when he finds her undercover as a stripper at a local club.
NCIS agent Mitchell Sanders never wanted to settle, dedicated to her job and justice is finally ready to commit to the SEAL she accidentally fell in love with. When her friend, a female navy officer, goes missing she puts her love life on hold and goes undercover to find her friend, only to discover her SEAL is back in town and threatening to blow her cover.
Remy and Mitchell join forces to find her friend and uncover a human trafficking organization in the darkest heart of Virginia Beach while their attraction for each other burns hotter than the sun.

I found this book to be fun and entertaining. It has a good story that is based on things that REALLY do happen in this world. Everyone needs to read stories like this and become aware of their surroundings. I felt like it was very honest and true but it was toned down ALOT. The real life situations are much more harsh than what was portrayed in this book and I do wish it would have been a little more realistic. But all in all, it was a good read. I enjoyed the comedy mixed throughout and the sparks between Remy and Mitchell.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, May 1, 2015

Chain of Command by Helen Kay Dimon



Chain of Command by Helen Kay Dimon

Retired marine Sawyer Cain can’t forget all he’s seen and lost, but he can try to start over. Opening a gun range with his closest friends is the first step toward a new life—one where he finally buries the guilt he can’t seem to shake. So much depends on the property he needs to buy…and the gorgeous but completely frustrating woman who refuses to sell it.

Hailey Thorne is done—with loss and with anything military, after the closest thing she had to an uncle died in Afghanistan. When Sawyer shows up on her porch he has military written all over him. He’s one more in a long line of people who wants the land she inherited, and suddenly he’s everywhere she goes. Hailey can’t get the broad-shouldered, dirty-talking, dead-serious man out of her head. Or her life.

Sawyer’s not above using his skills in the bedroom to try to convince her to sell, and Hailey is more than willing to let him. Their pleasure-only arrangement works…until emotions get in the way. But Sawyer has a secret he’s convinced will have Hailey hating him forever, and Hailey’s not willing to risk loving anyone she could lose.

This book is not holding my attention. I really want it to be good but I am having a hard time getting into it. The characters are not really interesting, the story is just dragging in my opinion. I would love to know what you think though, so please leave a comment!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, April 27, 2015

Time Served by Julianna Keyes



Time Served by Julianna Keyes

I’ve never forgotten how it felt to follow Dean—dangerous, daring, determined—away from the crowd and climb into his beat-up old Trans Am. I was sixteen and gloriously alive for the first time. When I felt his hand cover my leg and move upward, it was over. I was his. Forever.

Until I left. Him, my mom, and the trailer park. Without so much as a goodbye.


Now Dean’s back, crashing uninvited into my carefully cultivated, neat little lawyerly life. Eight years behind bars have turned him rougher and bigger—and more sexually demanding than any man I’ve ever met. I can’t deny him anything…and that just might end up costing me everything.

This book was not one of my favorites although I do not know why. Parts of it were good, parts of it were not. I was not really thrilled with the characters, nothing was believable and I was not lost in this book. All in all, I was pretty disappointed with it, but it was not horrible.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, April 24, 2015

Special Delivery by Laura Browning



Special Delivery by Laura Browning

All Holly Morgan wants is a safe place to have her baby. Nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains, miles away from her abusive ex-fiancé, Spence, Mountain Meadow seems perfect. Holly can manage a few meddling church matrons if it means Spence can't find her. Harder to handle is Jake Allred. He may be a dark-haired hunk, but he's also someone Holly can't trust: a cop.

Since his time in the military, Lieutenant Jake Allred has lived to protect and serve. And if anyone needs protection, it's Holly. Having been let down by the law before, she's wary of letting Jake into her life. But when an unexpected snow storm strands them together, their attraction is hot enough to melt the mounting ice. Just when Jake thinks he's finally warmed Holly's heart, Spence strikes. Now it's up to Jake to save Holly's baby and bring their fledgling family back together.

I thought this book was adorable. Very sweet and lovey. Very much a romance. There was some mystery and suspense which helped round out this book and make it amazing. I loved all of the characters and the story.

 This book is perfect for a rainy or snowy day. I just snuggled up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoyed this read.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, April 20, 2015

Trail of Guilt by Rebecca Tust



Trail of Guilt by Rebecca Tust

In Trail of Guilt, Chelsea Turner barely managed to survive at the hands of a psychotic stalker. Chelsea is still fighting inner demons when circumstances force her into hiding with the one man she's been desperately trying to avoid: Blake Harrington.
As Blake Harrington's boat explodes, killing two of his closest friends, he is certain it wasn't an accident. Convinced he's still in danger, Blake pulls the hard-headed radio announcer, Chelsea Turner, into hiding with him and turns to his old college friend, Special Agent Nicholas Braun, for help.

As Blake, Chelsea, and Nicholas search for answers, they find someone is ruthlessly determined to keep secrets buried. As they discover a trail of lies and deceit, will they be able to expose the truth before more lives are lost?

This book was different from others that I have read so I enjoyed it alot. The mystery and excitement was perfect. There was comedy, romance, suspense...... full well rounded package. I thought it was well written and very enjoyable.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, April 17, 2015

His Last Redemption by Clarissa Yip



His Last Redemption by Clarissa Yip

Lauren Burke waited fifteen months and twenty-three days for her divorce to be finalized. Instead, her ex-husband went one step further—he turned up dead. And the detective working on the case is none other than Kane Hollister—the man who ran off over three years ago and shattered Lauren’s heart into a zillion pieces.

It looks like Lauren, but she’s no longer the carefree girl Kane once knew. And yet he can’t deny the awareness that heats his blood at the sight of her. But when the death threats begin, Kane realizes that the killer has a new target… and it’s Lauren. Now he must protect the woman he’s always loved—and always hurt— from a vicious murderer. And when the sparks between them ignite, Lauren will have to make a choice between her life…or her heart.

Oh my gosh! Amazing! LOVE this book! The characters were very believable and captivating! The twists and turns were perfect and made this book even better. All I can say is do not start reading this book if you have things to do, once you start reading it, you will not want to put it down!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fall Away by Zoe York



Fall Away by Zoe York

Navy SEAL Trick Novak knows he needs to find a better cure for his insomnia, but a warm body and a pretty smile worked just fine until he met Gaby Ellis—his latest conquest’s roommate. Now he’s not sleeping, and he’s definitely not getting laid, but that just means he’s got more time to plot ways to win over the beautiful and stubborn kindergarten teacher.

This story was very fun to read. The story line was fun and the characters were hilarious and exciting. I loved watching them grow and develop. While this was not one of the best books I have read, it was entertaining.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, April 10, 2015

Penthouse Prince by Virginia Nelson



Penthouse Prince by  Virginia Nelson

 Single mom Jeanie Long was trying to save her butt at work by reporting her manager to the company owner. Instead, she finds herself greeted warmly by gorgeous company CEO Camden James...and introduced to his father as his fiancée. Now she's been hired—complete with a hefty pay raise—to be the fake fiancée of the infamous “Penthouse Prince.”

Camden doesn't believe in love. He believes in mutually beneficial business arrangements. With his real fiancée off cheating on him, Camden needs someone to help him prove to his father that he's definitely ready to marry. Yet Jeanie's combination of beauty and bluntness act like an aphrodisiac, and their “for the press” kisses look incredibly real. So real that Jeanie and Camden are either really convincing actors...or they've fallen for their own charade.

This book was amazing! I loved it! I have not laughed so hard while reading a book in a long time. Jeanie was absolutely hilarious and Camden was.....well, I enjoyed him. LOL. There was never a dull moment in this book and I really appreciated that!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, April 6, 2015

Need Me by Cynthia Eden



 Need Me by Cynthia Eden

Innocent…or guilty?


The cops think that Julianna Smith is a murderer. No one will listen when Julianna claims she’s innocent, and as the suspicions mount against her, only Julianna knows the truth…a killer is hunting her. Somewhere in the darkness, a stalker is closing in and preparing to deliver a final justice that she can’t escape.

He’s her only option.

Devlin Shade isn’t a man who trusts easily, and when Julianna Smith walks into VJS Protection, he’s well aware of her reputation—the sexy blond could be a cold-blooded murderer. Only when he looks at her, cold is the last thing that Devlin feels. There’s an instant attraction between them—hot, fierce, primal. And he agrees to take her case. He’ll be her bodyguard. He’ll keep her safe from the enemy hunting her, and he’ll also find out the truth about the mysterious Julianna. If she is a killer, he’ll turn her over to the cops himself.

She can’t let him get too close…

Julianna knows that she is walking a dangerous line with Devlin. She never expected to want him so much, and as they grow closer, she realizes that he’s working to uncover her secrets. But the secrets that she carries are worth killing for…and she can’t let anyone discover the truth, not even Devlin.

Killer or victim…

Soon the thin line between right and wrong is blurred. For Devlin, the case becomes personal, and all that matters is Julianna—keeping her safe and stopping the stalker who is on her trail. As he slides deeper into Julianna’s dangerous world, Devlin’s own darkness rises up. He’s played the good guy for so long, but now his mask is falling away. He isn’t controlled, he isn’t safe, and when Julianna is threatened, he will cross any line to keep her safe.

This book was fantastic! I was hooked from the first chapter and could not put this book down! I could not wait to see what was coming on the next page and was desperate to get to it. I enjoyed the way it was written. The author gave you a tidbit to get your curiosity going and then makes you wait for the details. All in all, this book was amazing! I will have to go and read the rest of them now!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, April 3, 2015

TAG by Shari J. Ryan



 TAG  by Shari J. Ryan

What if your family had a big secret . . . a life changing secret. My dad, the bigwig CIA agent, was always on the run, whether he was being chased or doing the chasing. I missed him. Then my mom passed away, and my sister was murdered. I turned my solitude to strength because the alternative was too bleak.

But my luck seemed to turn: I met Tango. And while I want him more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my twenty-two years, danger lurks around every corner and I simply can’t take the chance of it finding me. But his tattoos, his smell, his darkness, and his body— that marine has taken over my every thought. But, what if he too isn’t what I think? A ticking time bomb isn’t going to leave me much time to waver. Even the bravest person can be in need of a miracle.

Before she was gone, my mom warned me to know everyone and trust no one. But what was I supposed to do when I found out I am the one not to be trusted? Turns out, I was always the bait in this conspiracy.

This book was very fun to read. There were shocking secrets, twists and turns and some very hot moments. I was addicted to this book and had a very hard time putting it down. Every time I picked up this book there was a twist that blew me away. I loved that I did not see these things coming. The writing was great, the story line was fun. All in all, this was a great read!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, March 30, 2015

Accomplice by Kristi Lea



Accomplice by Kristi Lea

All FBI agent Noah Grayson wants is to uncover the mastermind of a blackmail plot that touches the nation's highest ranking politicians. All the clues lead straight to Jessica's late husband, who died under suspicious circumstances. Though his instincts tell him that that the beautiful model is no criminal, he can't help but wonder how much she knew about her dead husband's business dealings.

Then a diamond necklace with ties to the blackmailer is stolen from the Kingsbury mansion, and Jessica begins receiving death threats. She must decide whether she can trust the handsome agent with her secrets and her life, not to mention her heart.

This was a good book. I enjoyed the relationship between Jessica and Noah all the way through. There was never really a dull moment between the two! I thought the story was fun and a little different. I think it could have had more action, but it was still a good read.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, March 27, 2015

Barbecue and Bad News by Nancy Naigle



Barbecue and Bad News by Nancy Naigle

Savannah Dey politely agreed to attend her ex-husband’s wedding, but she’d be grateful for any reason to get out of it…which is why the speeding ticket from the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove is both a surprise and a reprieve. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the man who pulled her over. Now, all she needs is a way to deal with all the bad memories the small town dredges up…

Sheriff Scott Calvin can’t forget the woman who set off his radar, but he’s determined to send Savannah on her way. He’s done making bad choices, and this beautiful city gal is sure to leave Adams Grove once she finishes her story. By the time she’s stirred up a hornet’s nest, he’s already falling for her. Will trouble bind them together, or will her secrets tear them apart?

This book was FANTASTIC!!! I absolutely loved every minute of it. The story line is great. Who would not love stopping in a small town and falling in love with the sheriff, town and all the people?

From start to finish, I was laughing, crying and yelling! I felt every emotion from every character. Nancy Naigle really knows how to write in a way that brings the reader into the story!

The cover was not exciting in my opinion. I almost did not read this book because of the cover, but I decided to read it anyway and boy was I happy that I did!!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, March 23, 2015

Let it Snow, Six Spicy Winter Romances


Six steamy holiday romances, including offerings by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, will keep you warm through winter's coldest nights, so Let it Snow.

O Christmas Three - Suzan Butler

When Brianna Zane confesses to her husband Garrett she wants a threesome with his best friend, it awakens feelings he’s long tried to forget. Seducing Leo Vasquez will test their relationship, reveal old secrets, and potentially tear them apart. While there may be room for Leo in bed, there may not be room for a third in their marriage.

All He Wants - Emily Ryan-Davis

All he wants for Christmas is her…

After a long tour of duty abroad, U.S. Marine Captain Keith Moss is more than ready for some festive R&R, but first he must complete the most important mission of his life: convincing his best friend’s little sister to give him the gift of her heart.

Jingle Ball - Cari Quinn

This year, rocking the office holiday party has taken on a whole new meaning.

All receptionist Wendy Stanton wants for Christmas is a chance for a relationship with her sexy, dominant boss outside the boardroom. But his secrets—and hot encounters including her other boss—are complications she never expected.



Let it Snow, Six Spicy Winter Romances by Suzan Butler, Emily Ryan-Davis, Cari Quinn, Vivienne Westlake, Sadie Haller, Holley Trent

A Marquess for Christmas - Vivienne Westlake

Notorious gambler and pugilist, the Marquess of Kittrick refuses to settle down—until he loses his memory on a daring rescue mission. Violet Laurens is no cowering damsel in distress, and Kit soon finds that the widow can match him at any challenge. But falling in love is the hardest challenge of all.

One Gold Heart - Sadie Haller

When reclusive oboist, Mac Wallis agrees to replace an injured friend for the Christmas concert season, she gets more than she bargained for when she meets Dom, Finn Taylor and has to decide whether to take a chance or return to her life of seclusion.

Three Strikes - Holley Trent

The one woman the “Dark Dom” Max Fletcher wants is the one who doesn’t want him back. But magic has been known to happen during the Den of Sin’s Winterball. There, if he can warm his sometime-submissive Giselle’s heart for the night, he may be able to win her for good.

This book was great! Each story was the perfect size, not too long, not too short. I tried to decide which one was my favorite and that was just not going to happen, I loved them all!

This is an excellent book to read while you are stuck in the house during a blizzard. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, a blanket and snuggle up in front of the fire with this book and I promise, you will love it!!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, March 20, 2015

SEAL's Honor by Elle James



SEAL's Honor by Elle James

SEAL Reed Tucker doesn’t believe in commitment, until he tangles the sheets with one hot pilot, Delaney O’Connell. His phobia against commitment is challenged when his best friend asks Delaney to marry him first.

As a helicopter pilot for the 160th Night Stalkers, Delaney knows the risks of loving a SEAL. When her lover's friend loses an arm in battle, she can’t refuse his marriage proposal when he's already lost so much. In love with one man, pledged to marry another, she’s torn.
Tuck and Delaney must come to grips with the happiness they owe themselves and the happiness of their friend who has lost so much.

Well, this book was certainly  different. Generally there is a man and woman who are the focal point of the book. This book had two men after the same woman. There was a little adventure and a little romance but nothing overly spectacular. This would be a good rainy/snowy day read when you just want to get away from your life.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Monday, March 16, 2015

Held Against You by Season Vining



Held Against You  by Season Vining

Accused of a horrible crime and on the run, Kat has been rejected by everyone she loves. She’s a fugitive from her past, flitting from town to town with nothing but the clothes on her back. Until she meets a man who literally stops her in her tracks.

This notorious bounty hunter, with his stunning good looks and powerful instincts, never fails to capture his prey. But there’s something about his newest mark that gets under his skin–and it’s not just the naked innocence he sees in her eyes. Behind his ice cold demeanor, he has his own secrets... and now his lively, vulnerable captive is about to crack him wide open.

As they drive across the country together, neither of them can deny the spark of attraction between them. Will their journey force these two passionate opposites together…or will their dangerous secrets be too much to bear?

This was an excellent book. I really enjoyed this book. The majority of this book takes place in a car but it is so well written that it never got boring. I wish there had been a little more action in the end but other than that, I found it very fun and entertaining.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, March 13, 2015

I'll Show You Mine by Lauren Gallagher



I'll Show You Mine by Lauren Gallagher

When Alyssa Warren meets Shane McNeill at a wedding, sparks fly. Despite a litany of mistakes no one will let her forget, she can’t resist indulging in one hot night…one that leaves her hungry for more.

Alyssa’s not ready to let her past scare Shane off, though, so she proposes a casual arrangement—live in the moment, no discussing ancient history.

Shane’s on board with that. No-strings, kinky sex with a beautiful woman who has no interest in his past—and with a libido that matches his own? Hell yeah. If she knew about the monster mistakes he’s made, she’d run for the hills, so he’s all for enjoying this wild ride for as long as it lasts.

As they delve deeper into each other’s kinks, though, it’s only a matter of time before trust and intimacy start entangling their hearts. But before a future can take shape, they’ll have to come clean…and hope their confessions don’t drive them apart.

This book is a little different from my usual books. There is more sex than story in this book. Don't get me wrong, it is very well written and is a good book but I would have liked to have more story to it.The characters were good and all in all, it was a fun read.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Monday, March 9, 2015

Snowbound in Montana by C.J. Carmichael



Snowbound in Montana by C.J. Carmichael

When Eliza Bramble signs up for a Christmas mountain ski adventure with sexy mountain guide Marshal McKenzie, she’s looking to escape the attention of a two-timing charmer and find some inner peace. Instead, a blizzard traps her in a remote mountain hideaway with Marshall and two other families in need of their own Christmas miracles.

Christmas is looking like a write-off, until Marshall suggests they make the best of what they have, and work together. The avid outdoorsman has a special touch with people…and with Eliza in particular. Soon she realizes Marshall isn’t just fixing Christmas — but her broken heart, too.

Marshall has stolen my heart! I am in love with him and would marry him in a heartbeat! This story is very heartwarming! The way it was written is different. The majority of this book, they are stuck in or around a ski lodge and yet, it was still exciting. That tells me alot.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, March 6, 2015

Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose



Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose

Nikki Case is no fan of baseball. Her ex gambled away a fortune on the sport, and now her PR firm has tasked her with cleaning up the league’s most notorious bad boys. The New Jersey Sonics are known for wild womanizing and booze-fueled brawls, so Nikki expects the worst. Her first stop in the battle to win hearts and minds is star hitter Jake Baldwin—a legendary ladies man so smokin’ he threatens to melt her tough-girl armor.

Although his teammates prank her without mercy, Jake admires the way Nikki gives as good as she gets. She may be the queen of frost, but there’s kindling beneath those sultry curves—and he’s just the man to ignite it. But when a PR nightmare lands the Sonics in headlines across the country, Nikki is ready to walk. Only then does Jake realize how important she is to the Sonics’ success—and that winning the love of a good woman is no game.

This book is great! Nikki is a great, take charge character that I can look up to. Jake is a typical jock. I am not generally a fan of sports books but this one was cute and I did enjoy reading it. I will be reading it again!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Monday, March 2, 2015

Playing Santa by H.Y. Hanna



Playing Santa by H.Y. Hanna

Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus long ago... until a house-sitting vacation in Australia rekindles the magic of Christmas. When she rescues a litter of abandoned puppies and meets a handsome veterinarian who captures her heart, she finds herself tempted to give up everything for a chance at love.

The last thing billionaire Dr Nick Forrester expected when helping out at the animal hospital was to meet this pretty American. He knows that they belong together - but with malicious gossip and culture clash coming between them, can he convince Holly that all he wants for Christmas is her?

This book was very cute. Nothing like animals to bring two people together! This book has romance and comedy, the puurfect mix! There is a spider scene in this book that is beyond hilarious and is very memorable! It creeped me out, but I will always remember it, so that says alot for this book!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tempting Fate by Brinda Berry



Tempting Fate by Brinda Berry

When two worlds collide, it can only be fate.

Collin knows trouble when he sees it. A beautiful girl crashing into his car? She should be flashing a neon DANGER sign. He knows better than to get involved with a fresh-faced babe who could break his already-tattered heart. After graduating from college, he's on track to start over in a new place. He's discovering what he wants from life, away from the shadow of his overbearing father and the betrayal of his cheating ex-fiancé.

Veronica's home life morphs from trailer park to homeless after a bloody fight between her brother and her ex. She's on the run from a situation that promises to be deadly. Without a home, money, or friends, she's at Collin's mercy.

Fate brought them together. Will a secret from her past tear them apart?

This book was a fun read. There is nothing that really stood out and made it special but it was fun. The  characters were entertaining and the story line was different so all it all, it was a good book.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dr. Who: The Blood Cell

An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space - the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The Governor is responsible for the worst fraudsters and the cruellest murderers. So he's certainly not impressed by the arrival of the man they're calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant. Or, as he prefers to be known, the Doctor. 

What does impress the Governor is the way the new prisoner immediately sets about trying to escape. And keeps trying. Finally, he sends for the Doctor and asks him why? But the answer surprises even the Governor. And then there's the threat - unless the Governor listens to the Doctor, a lot of people will die. 

Who is the Doctor and what's he really doing here? Why does he want to help the Governor? And who is the young woman who comes every day to visit him, only to be turned away by the guards?  

When the killing finally starts, the Governor begins to get his answers...
My brother is a huge Dr. Who fan so I wanted to read this book and see if it was something I could get into. When I started reading this book it caught my attention. I was  hooked and could not put it down. As  the book progressed, there was alot of violence and death. About halfway through,  I got bored with it. If you are already a Dr. fan, you may love this book but for me, I have no desire to read another one, or watch the show after reading this book.
**This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review**

Monday, February 23, 2015

Just in Time for Christmas by Kim Boykin



Just in Time for Christmas by Kim Boykin

Nobody does Christmas like Miranda Hamilton, and now that she finally has her chance to chair Magnolia Bay's tree lighting and the cotillion, which benefits her late mother’s breast cancer foundation, this Christmas is shaping up to be the best ever. That is until her childhood nemesis Logan Mauldin buys his way on her committee and starts making plans of his own.

Logan Mauldin loves to get under Miranda's very sexy skin, and it's only fair. She's been getting under his since long before their first kiss at 13. Logan’s the last man interested in co-chairing a Christmas committee or participating in a sexy bachelor auction, but since that night he interrupted Miranda on a date and cornered her under the mistletoe, he can't stop thinking about her. Or vying for her attention and bugging the hell out of her.

Christmas cheer isn’t the only thing that heats up between the Miranda and Logan, but, thanks to a lie that is as much her fault as it is his, he loses the woman he’s loved since forever. Logan will need a Christmas miracle for Miranda to forgive him. A grand gesture to melt her heart and win her back just in time for Christmas.

This book is short but sweet. Logan suffers some serious problems but love will conquer all. Miranda and Logan are clearly into each other but of course, neither one will admit it. This is a great read when you want to take your mind off of things.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, February 20, 2015

Toying With His Affections by Laura K. Curtis



Toying With His Affections by Laura K. Curtis

Good girl gone bad... Evie Bell couldn't wait to get out of the small town that had labeled her a goodie two-shoes. She dreamed of showing her more daring side. Selling sex toys might not have been the career she envisioned when she left Fairview, TN, to become a Las Vegas showgirl, but she's proud of her hard-earned success. Now, forced to return to the town she'd hoped never to see again to care for her ailing aunt she will need every bit of that pride to get along with those who disapprove of her way of life.

Bad boy gone good... Griffin Barstow was given a choice at eighteen: jail or the military. He chose the military. Now he's come home to Fairview to run for sheriff. But small towns have long memories and the last thing he needs while trying to convince voters he's turned his life around is an attraction to a completely inappropriate woman. Evie would like to avoid Griffin entirely. Her aunt, however, is in financial as well as medical trouble, and Evie must take on the job of making her aunt's shop more profitable the only way she knows how-by adding a touch of sex appeal. And when vandals make their disapproval of her changes evident, she needs the law on her side. When sparks begin to fly, both will have to decide whether a future together is possible given the issues of the past.

This book is fantastic! I love the story line here and the characters are a hoot! Just thinking about selling toys to the people in my life makes me laugh, I could not imagine being in Evie's shoes. The sheriff definitely has his hands full and that makes this story even funnier! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review.*

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles



Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles

Briar Creek's quaint shop windows, cozy homes nestled in snow, and neighborly residents are what Christmas dreams are made of--for everyone except Grace Madison. She left her hometown years ago to pursue a writing career. But when her father's death leaves his bookstore empty, Grace must return to face why she fled Vermont in the first place: Luke Hastings, who still heats her up like a shot of smoky whiskey on a cold winter's night.

Grace is back, and Luke is worried. How much has she changed as a bestselling author in the big city? What memories will she stir up? And was the choice he made five years ago the biggest mistake of his life?

Now, with their past, present, and future rocking around the Christmas tree, it's time for Grace and Luke to face the music . . . and the mistletoe.

This book is very sweet. A typical lovey dovey Christmas type of book. There is nothing spectacular but it is a great read. Grab some hot chocolate, a fuzzy blanket and this book and snuggle down, it will be worth it!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, February 13, 2015

Want It by Jennifer Chance



Want It by Jennifer Chance

For Erin Connelly, being a good girl isn’t such a bad thing. She’s working her dream job at a Boston art gallery and staying out of trouble, which is more than she can say for her deadbeat mom. Unfortunately, her mother’s latest misadventure lands her in the clutches of a Mexican drug lord. Now the only person who can save her is the one man Erin has no business asking for help: the sexy-as-sin army ranger who just so happens to be her former high school sweetheart.

Zander James is no gentleman—and no officer, either, thanks to Erin. Four years ago, she made a call that terminated his highest aspirations . . . and their relationship. He’s never forgiven her, but when he learns that Erin’s embarking on a half-baked rescue mission, he sure as hell can’t let her go alone. Now, with a treacherous enemy lying in wait, the electrifying tension between them may just be Zander’s undoing. Because while he may be able to keep Erin alive, he can’t promise to keep his hands off her.

First of all.....Did you see the cover? Whew! Yummy! Lets be real, that is what made me pick up this book in the first place. Did I WANT IT? Heck yeah! GREAT title and picture! Together, they did the job very well.

This book was hot, sexy and smoldering. I enjoyed the way Erin and Zander worked together and got along. I felt like I was there with them. I will be reading this again soon!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Monday, February 9, 2015

Under His Protection by Katie Reus



Under His Protection by Katie Reus

Julieta’s stalker doesn’t play by the rules...

Lingerie shop owner Julieta Mederos has worked hard to get her business off the ground. Now she’s looking forward to some quality time with her friends and her big, boisterous family. But explicit texts from random phone numbers and vandalism at her shop makes it clear someone dangerous has fixated on her. Without any solid leads, the police can’t help her and she’s forced to turn to the last man she wants to depend on.

…but neither does Ivan.

Former Army Ranger and newest Red Stone Security employee Ivan Mitchell has gotten used to being alone in the world. He never even thinks about it anymore—until he meets sexy, independent Julieta. She’s everything he could ever want…but she seems determined to keep him at arm’s length. Until now. Maybe the cops can’t do anything to protect her, but he can. When things escalate faster than even he expected, he finds himself pulling out his most extreme combat skills to protect her. He’ll do what it takes to save her life—and prove to her she belongs in his.

This book was good and was a fun read. It was not over the top amazing,but it was fun. I did enjoy the characters and found it easy to relate to them and the drama/mystery was good. This is a great rainy day read.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, February 6, 2015

Worth the Fall by Caitie Quinn



Worth the Fall by Caitie Quinn

Her idea of success never involved losing her job, man, and apartment in 24-hours. Now, with nowhere to go and no way to pay for it anyway, Kasey decides it’s time for a fresh start, which means a new apartment, a new career, and…no men.

But as a magnet for ridiculousness and absurd brushes with the law, her start goes from fresh to stale in record time. It doesn’t help that Mr. Wrong keeps showing up during her adventures gone awry and taking over. Now, as Kasey plans her way to independence she has to decide if the only path to success is going it alone...or if maybe a partner in crime can make the journey sweeter.

This book was absolutely hilarious. I have not laughed that hard while reading in a really long time. Kasey is a real hoot, always in the wrong place at the wrong time and of course getting caught.

The only problem I had was that the end was a big let down. It could have had more detail.... more excitement but it was dull and rushed. Other than that, the book was great!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Monday, February 2, 2015

Against the Sky by Kat Martin



Against the Sky by Kat Martin

For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he's seen, he's definitely in need of a break.

Samantha Hollis never thought she'd meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be anything more than a one-night stand?

When Nick invites her to Alaska, Samantha decides to find out, never guessing the depths she'll discover in him or the tangle of murder, kidnapping, and danger about to engulf them both.

This book was amazing. The characters were believable and the story line was very catchy. There was never a moment that I wanted to put this book down. I was very into it from the first page all the way through.

The mystery was a good one and kept me guessing. There were some very hard to read parts that brought alot of emotions but the comedy soon came back.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, January 30, 2015

Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday



Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday

Real estate mogul Jack Winter has rules. Lots of rules. After all, a man doesn’t build an empire without a little discipline. And on page one of the rulebook? Don’t sleep with your employees. Especially when there’s a multimillion dollar real estate deal at stake...

Luckily for Jack, Cassie James isn’t really his employee. She’s a hot bartender who just happens to be the math genius he needs, and if they share a wicked chemistry? Well, that's just a sexy little perk. So they strike a deal: Cassie helps Jack with the merger. And until the deal goes through at Christmas, they can indulge every sexy little impulse they desire. But the more rules Jack makes, the more he seems to break...

This book was great! Jack is HOT and well, Wow, if I ran into him in a bar........

I loved the relationship between Jack and Cassie. They were having fun and enjoying each other. This book was very sweet. The perfect snuggle up book for a rainy day.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Monday, January 26, 2015

SEALS of Winter Boxed Set



SEALS of Winter Boxed Set

Nine alpha Navy SEAL romance heroes from your favorite NYT & USA Today bestselling authors. Brand new Christmas military romances from Cora Seton, Elle Kennedy, Jennifer Lowery, Elle James, Anne Marsh, S. M. Butler, Delilah Devlin, Kimberley Troutte, and Zoe York!

Sequel to the NYT and USA bestselling SEALs of Summer boxed set.

THE NAVY SEAL'S CHRISTMAS BRIDE (a Chance Creek novella) by CORA SETON. Navy SEAL Dan Hemmins goes head to head with soldier Sarah Metlin to prove once and for all that women can't possibly qualify for an elite branch of the military, but when Sarah proves she's not just one of the most qualified warriors he's ever met, she's also one of the smartest and sexiest, too, he'll do whatever it takes to get closer to her, even if he has to challenge her to another contest...or three...or five!

FLASH FIRE (an Out of Uniform novella) by ELLE KENNEDY. Navy SEAL Cash McCoy knows all about danger--he lives and breathes it on a daily basis. When it comes to the love of his life, though, this alpha soldier does everything in his power to keep Jen Scott happy and safe. But when the tables are turned and Jen places herself in harm's way for her job, their relationship is put to the test. Now Cash must learn to trust the woman he loves...or lose her forever.

A SEAL FOR CHRISTMAS (a SEAL Team Alpha novella) byJENNIFER LOWERY. Navy SEAL Donovan Demarco is looking to spend a quiet family Christmas, but an accident puts Cloe Carter's life in danger and he is honor-bound to protect her. Will the threat against them tear them apart or will this holiday season mend their broken hearts?

SEAL'S PROPOSAL (A Take No Prisoners story) by ELLE JAMES. On a mission to create the perfect setting for a Christmas proposal, Navy SEAL Remy 'Gator' LaDue finds himself running interference for his beautiful, independent-minded FBI Agent Mitchell Sanders when she becomes the target of an escaped criminal she helped convict

YOURS FOR CHRISTMAS by ANNE MARSH. When Navy SEAL Zack Medina comes home to Strong, California for Christmas, he's got more than a firefight on his hands. He needs to convince his estranged wife that 'tis the season to forgive...and that will take a Christmas miracle. Bree lost her heart three years ago to the sexy SEAL and letting him back into her heart--and her bed--would be a mistake. A really hot, impossibly sweet mistake

SEALED UNTIL CHRISTMAS (a Lucky Thirteen story) by S.M. BUTLER. Jesse Richter is a Navy SEAL with a hero complex, but he's met his match in Charlie Morgan, the girl who refuses to be the damsel in distress. A battle of wills and a little mistletoe bring them together, but secrets may tear them apart.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by DELILAH DEVLIN. Callie Murphy's never been one to moon over a man. Fairytale romances don't exist outside of books. She's seen first-hand how transitory love can be after watching her mother fall in and out of marriage. Derek Tilden hammered home that truth when he joined the Navy to become a SEAL--he was the boy who couldn't wait to see the world and she was the girl ready to plant deep roots. Now he's back and asking her to marry him one last time...

UNDER THE RADAR (SEAL EXtreme Team III) by KIMBERLEY TROUTTE. SEAL pilot, Ty Whitehorse, is shot down in the Arctic and must escape through hostile territory. But when the mother of all blizzards attacks, he holes up in a hunter's cabin with Holly Colton, a sexy lady musher with a deady secret. Ty isn't the only one laying low under the radar. They're both in enemy crosshairs. Staying together is dangerous. Separating? Impossible.

FALL HARD (a SEALs Undone novella) by ZOE YORK. Jared Sutter has a simple rule when it comes to women: keep 'em happy and keep 'em at a distance. He's got his reasons, and they all make sense until he falls for his neighbor and Cassie Bronson makes him want things he has not wanted in a long time.


OMG!!! A boxed set of Navy SEALS. How could this go wrong? I was in heaven! I was drooling! I was head over heels in love with every one of them! Every one of these books were amazing. They were all slightly different but equally fantastic. I was trying to decide which one I liked the most and could not even narrow it down to the top three! That should show you how amazing they all are! 

I am so excited to own this set as I will definitely read them all several more times. I recommend this set to anyone who likes romance.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, January 23, 2015

Phoenix Inheritance by Corrina Lawson



Phoenix Inheritance by Corrina Lawson

Ex-Navy SEAL Daz Montoya and rescue dog handler Renee Black have made a career out of saving people. But when their whirlwind affair resulted in pregnancy, Daz’s verbal fumble tore their budding relationship apart.

It’s been a tough eight years for Renee, raising Charlie alone with his autism-fueled impulsiveness, but she’s managed—until now. When she has to chase him to the edge of a cliff in a snowstorm, seeing the face of their rescuer is just the rotten cherry on top of an already rough day.

In the close confines of a snowbound cabin, Renee and Daz rediscover the heat still simmering between them. But while Renee welcomes Daz’s renewed determination to help Charlie however he can, she’s reluctant to trust him with her heart.

With the Phoenix Institute’s help, Renee and Daz discover their son’s gift for animal telepathy is real. And that to save him from old enemies that would kill to control him, they must join forces—and risk losing everything they’ve ever loved.

Warning: This novel contains explicit reunion sex and characters used to mixing a little danger in with their romance.

This book was WAY out of my comfort zone and I almost stopped reading it but in the end, it was worth the read. The story line was good, the characters were well written, all in all, it was catchy. Once I got past the strange things in the book, I could not put it down. I found it exciting and fun!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange of an open and honest review*

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dino-Boarding Lisa Wheeler (Author), Barry Gott (Illustrator)



Dino-Boarding Lisa Wheeler (Author), Barry Gott (Illustrator)

Meat-eating and vegetarian dinosaurs compete in surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding events.

This book has amazing illustrations! It is easy to read and very fun. We enjoyed reading this book together and Max also enjoyed reading it alone.

Review from my 7 year old son, Max-"This book is so awesome! I love dinosaurs and this one is so cool!"

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Monday, January 19, 2015

For His Protection by Amber A. Bardan



For His Protection by Amber A. Bardan

For years Tyler has longed, lusted and burned for the girl who saved his life. He’ll do anything to have her—including hiring her as his bodyguard. But when the girl of his dreams turns out to have a dark streak he never could have imagined, he’ll need more in his seductive arsenal than sweet talk—he’ll have to find out just how far he’s prepared to go to get her.

Brooke has been through the kind of hell that doesn’t make it into most people’s nightmares. She’s strong, she’s fierce and she believes the only place any man belongs in her life is wedged under the toe of her shoe. Ty is the one man to get under her skin and send her mindless with desire. He’s also a spanner in her life that could undo everything she's worked for.

She wants him—but can a man like Ty handle the kind of fantasies she has in mind?

This book is a little different as it starts off pretty stalkerish but it did level out and became quite a good book. Seeing a man who is so love sick and weak is a bit strange and different but it worked here. Was this my favorite book? No but it was still a really good book and I would encourage you to read it.

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Friday, January 16, 2015

Lethal Consequences by Elisabeth Naughton



Lethal Consequences by Elisabeth Naughton

Three months after rescuing Olivia Wolfe from danger, Aegis Security operative Landon Miller still can’t stop thinking about her, even though she’s off-limits in every way possible. Knowing he’s leaving Aegis and returning to the DIA soon, Landon decides it’s time for their flirty online relationship to end. But Olivia can’t stop thinking about Landon, either. On a whim, she takes a leave of absence from her teaching job to surprise him in Barcelona—and arrives to find a sexy redhead in his hotel room.

Things aren’t always what they seem, though. Landon’s would-be one-night stand is really a member of the Red Brotherhood, a terrorist group targeting Landon for information on a lethal bioweapon. And now Olivia is unwittingly ensnared in their deadly plot, too. Forget escaping emotionally unscathed; Olivia just wants to make it home alive. Yet to survive, she’ll have to put her trust in the very man who not only broke her heart, but whose lies now threaten both their lives.

In the second book in bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton’s popular Aegis series, heart-pounding suspense stirs up deliciously sizzling romance.

This book was full of excitement all the way through. I found it very hard to put it down. I did think the ending felt a little rushed. There could have  been more excitement and a bigger payoff but other than that, it was great!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pretending with the Playboy by Tracey Livesay



Pretending with the Playboy by Tracey Livesay

Commitment makes you weak. It's playboy Carter Richardson's motto. The only exception to the rule is his aunt, and when Carter learns she's terminally ill, he rushes to her bedside. Filled with fear and guilt—and desperate to ease his aunt's mind—Carter does the only thing a guy could do...he panics and blurts out that he's engaged to his aunt's enticing protegée.

Lauren Olsen has already had her heart crushed once by Carter. Against her better judgment, she agrees to keep up appearances—until Carter makes their “engagement” public in order to protect the family business. Now Lauren's torn between obeying her conscience, and obeying her desire. Because while she could never trust the womanizing Carter she once knew, she seems to be falling for the man beneath the playboy...

This book was very very cute! I loved the story line (although it was very predictable) and loved the characters! There is so much humor from start to finish and that is my favorite part of this book!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I'M BBBAAAAAAAACCCCCKKKK!!!!

Hello my friends! I  am back!!!!

As we got into the holiday season, life got a little hectic and I ran out of time to read and write my reviews. I have missed you all and I have decided that I am going to start reviewing at least two books a week for the rest of the year.

As you will see in the coming months, I am on a Military kick, especially Navy Seals! Yum!! If anyone has any similar books that I can read and review, please let me know! :)

Max has been reading more chapter books lately and less picture books so he will not be reviewing as much since they take longer to read. I will still try to get him to post a review a week but there may be weeks he does not make it.

Enough talking......I am ready to read! Lets have a fantastic year!