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Review: Live Wire by Lora Leigh

Review: Live Wire by Lora Leigh

Title: Live Wire (Elite Ops #6) Author: Lora Leigh Publication Date: March 1, 2011 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book Depository Source: Purchased Meet Captain Jordan Malone. For years he has been a silent warrior and guardian, operating independent of government protocol or oversight, leading his loyal team of Elite Ops agents to fight terror at all costs. A legend in the field, Jordan’s true identity has remained a mystery even to his own men…until now. Tehya Talamosi, codename Enigma, is a force to be reckoned with. A woman this striking spells nothing but trouble for Jordan. Armed with killer secrets—and body… Read more »

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Audiobook Review: Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Audiobook Review: Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

I read and really liked First Grave on the Right, the first book in the Charley Davidson series. Charley’s sarcastic wit and self-deprecating nature really appealed to me and had me laughing out loud. The super hot romance with Reyes was an added bonus and I was really happy to find a fun new series to get into. I don’t know what happened between when I read the first book and when I read the second one, but Second Grave on the Left was not fun and I really had to push myself to finish it.

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Review: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Review: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) Author: Charlaine HarrisPublication Date: May 7, 2013Publisher: AceGenre: Adult Urban FantasyFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book DepositorySource: Library There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart…Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.Then a shocking… Read more »

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Review: Seeing Red by Jill Shalvis

Review: Seeing Red by Jill Shalvis

Title: Seeing Red (Firefighter #3) Author: Jill ShalvisPublication Date: Aug 6, 2013 (re-release, original published 2005)Publisher: Forever YoursGenre: Adult Contemporary RomanceFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Book DepositorySource: Publisher via NetGalley IT ONLY TAKES A SPARKSummer Abrams left everything behind-the warehouse fire that took her father’s life, the town where her world fell apart, and her best friend in the world, Joe Walker. All she carried with her was guilt. Now, twelve years later, another fire has devastated the same warehouse, and Summer returns to Ocean Beach to search for answers. But what she finds first is an old flame that never went out . . . Joe Walker has become… Read more »

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Review: Rush

Review: Rush

Rush (Breathless #1) by Maya Banks Publication date: 05 Feb 2013 by Berkley ISBN 10/13: 0425267040 | 9780425267042Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Adult Erotica/RomanceKeywords: Erotica, romance, contemporaryFormat: Paperback, eBookSource: Library Synopsis from Goodreads: Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking… When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to… Read more »

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The Devil’s Pearl – Short Story Review

The Devil’s Pearl – Short Story Review

The Devil’s Pearl (House of Trent #0.5) by Jennifer Haymore Publication date: 07 May 2013 by Forever Yours ISBN 10/13: 1455548006 | 9781455548002Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes Category: Adult Historical RomanceKeywords: Historical, romance, second chances, revengeFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: e-ARC received from Netgalley Synopsis: Sir Devlin Vaughn will never forget the sweet, sensual pleasures of his beloved “Jewel.” Charmingly naive in the ways of love, she had blossomed under his guidance to become the most skilled lover a man could ever desire. And desire her he did—especially after she disappeared, leaving him alone and longing for her… Read more »

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Lord Of Secrets – Review

Lord Of Secrets – Review

Lord of Secrets by Alyssa Everett Publication date: 25 March 2013 by Carina Press ISBN 10/13: B00APEYANYGoodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo  Category: Adult Historical RomanceKeywords: Historical, romance, maritimeFormat: eBookSource: Bought Synopsis: Lord of Secrets is the story of a young woman, Rosalie Whitwell, who’s spent most of her life sailing the globe with her father. When he suffers a fatal heart attack in the middle of the North Atlantic, she turns in her panic to a fellow passenger–the moody, mysterious Lord Deal. Having witnessed his father’s suicide years before, David Linney, Marquess of Deal, has withdrawn from society, living the life of a… Read more »

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Wicked Nights – Review

Wicked Nights – Review

Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark #1) by Gena Showalter Publication date: 26 June 2012 by HQN ISBN 10/13: 0373776985 | 9780373776986Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Adult Paranormal RomanceKeywords: Paranormal, romance, angels, demonsFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: Bought Synopsis: Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless — and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he’s never known before. Accused… Read more »

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Dark Companion – Review

Dark Companion – Review

Dark Companion by Marta Acosta Publication date: 03 July 2012 by Tor Teen ISBN 10/13: 0765329646 | 978-0765329646Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Young Adult Mystery/Romance Keywords: Mystery, romance, Gothic, boarding school Format: Hardcover, eBookSource: ARC received from publisher at ALA Synopsis: Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work and determination, she manages to win a scholarship to the exclusive Birch Grove Academy. There, for the first time, Jane finds herself accepted by a group of friends. She even starts tutoring the headmistress’s gorgeous… Read more »

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Grave Peril – Audiobook Review

Grave Peril – Audiobook Review

The Dresden Files is one of those series that everyone seems to love and I feel like I should love it, too. I diligently listened to the first two books and, while I found them entertaining, they didn’t wow me. I never wanted to rush out and read the next book and I always felt like something was missing. But I kept seeing the reviews and people said that it just took a little bit of time for the series to hit its stride and then you’d be hooked. With that in mind, I decided to give the third book in The Dresden Files a chance in the hopes that it would be the book that would convince me of this series’ awesomeness.

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