Yes! New Ilona Andrews book! Burn For Me very similar to the Kate Daniels series with the magical and mundane worlds mixing, a reluctant working class heroine with hidden powers, and an extremely powerful alpha male. The characters and settings are different but the patented Ilona Andrews style is definitely there. While this is classified as paranormal romance, don’t let that scare you away if you’re typically not a fan of romance. While it has more of a romance element to it than the Kate Daniels series, I would still categorize it as closer to urban fantasy with a healthy dose of romance vs the other way around. Andrews is a master of the slow burn so expect a lot of foreplay, both verbal and physical. It reminds me a bit of The Edge series in tone so if you like that series, I think you’ll like this one.
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After being falsely accused of murder and spending 4 years in Bedlam, Apollo Greaves escapes with a little help from the Ghost of St. Giles. A beating has left him unable to speak and he poses as a simple gardner on the grounds of the ruined Hart’s Folley. The authorities are still looking for him and he must figure out who really murdered his friends before they find him. Things get complicated when celebrated actress Lily Stump and her son take temporary refuge in his garden.
As an avid reader of David Lebovitz’s blog, I knew that I wanted to add My Paris Kitchen to my cooking library as soon as it came out. His stories on life and cooking in France are funny, charming and delicious. I already have several of his dessert cookbooks in my kitchen and they are well used and well loved. While you may expect a former chef to be snobbish about food, Lebovitz is not. While he recommends getting the best ingredients you can afford, he isn’t stuck on labels or appearances so much shopping local and using what tastes good to you. My Paris Kitchen is a wonderful extension of Lebovtiz’s blog and is filled with funny stories and anecdotes about his life in Paris as well as over 100 recipes for modern French cuisine.
I am a huge, huge fan of author Nalini Singh, with my favorites being her Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunters series of paranormal romances. The announcement of the Rock Kiss series was a bit of a surprise since she doesn’t usually write straight contemporary. While contemporary isn’t my favorite genre, I knew that if Nalini Singh was writing it, I had to read it. If anyone could turn this paranormal/urban fantasy lover into a contemporary convert, it would be Singh.
We finally get Reaver and Harvester’s story! If you’ve been reading this series, you know that their relationship is complicated, to say the least.
Overall I liked this one, but not as much as I thought I would. The pacing felt a little off at times and I didn’t like how a lot of Reaver and Harvester’s back story was told instead of shown to us. However, I enjoyed learning about the long history between Harvester and Reaver. They have both made mistakes with each other and both learn to forgive each other.
Shaw London has it all – or so it seems. A beautiful woman from a respected family and she’s on the fast track to medical school. The one thing she wants is the one thing she can never have. Rule Archer doesn’t play by anyone’s rules but his own. He thinks of Shaw as an annoying little sister until they both have a little too much to drink one night and suddenly Rule starts seeing Shaw in a totally different light. It’s a classic case of good girl meets bad boy but can these two seemingly opposite personalities work past their differences and find the love they both deserve?
Where’d You Go Bernadette is an epistolary novel told through emails, faxes, newsletters, FBI reports, handwritten notes and journals entries from various characters as they try to piece together the events leading up to the disappearance of Bernadette Fox. Bernadette Fox is an agoraphobic mother and former architectural genius who lives in a crumbling old school house with her precocious daughter Bee and her workaholic husband Elgin Branch. A few days before her family is set to go to Antarctica, Bernadette goes missing. The book is a collection of documents that Bernadette’s daughter Bee pit a together to try to unravel what happened leading up to her mother’s disappearance.
Jake is a Master at Shadowlands – a vet by day and Dom by night. Rainie is a sweet, smart sub who has purposely avoided contact with Jake. Unknown to Jake, Rainie knows him from a long time ago, when she was a shy and scared teenager. After being teased, Rainie’s runs from Jake’s home and into a situation that has her running away from home. Rainie vows to keep Jake in the dark about her past but, as he breaks down all her walls, she finds it harder and harder to protext her heart.
Ever since I read Marine for Hire (Front and Center #1) , I was hoping for a Mac and Kelli book. I was so excited to see that it was coming out that I pre-ordered it. This is big, since I don’t pre-order many books. When the book arrived, I started reading it immediately. I would have read it all night if I hadn’t had an early morning training. As it was, I stayed up too late and then felt like a kid again as I tried sneaking in chapters during the breaks and slows parts of the training. And when I did finally finish reading it, I went back and re-read all my favorite parts.
Normally I love a good tale of romance and estranged lovers, but Must Love Dukes was only so-so for me. I am still not sure why but I did not feel an emotional connection to either Lily or Devon. They were both pleasant characters but neither sparked a strong reaction from me. While they had plenty of chemistry in and out of bed, the rest of the plot dragged and I found myself skimming large parts of it.