Monday, August 31, 2015
“‘Twas Beauty that soothed the savage Beast.”
* It is recommended that you read the Blood Prince series first, but you won’t be lost if you don’t. May contain spoilers for books in the Blood Prince series.
A Man Becoming a Beast . . .
The naga lord Daman is trapped between forms, half man half wyvern. Once the savior of enslaved changelings all over the kingdom of Sanguenay, Daman is now a danger to everyone around him. The curse that holds him prisoner in his own skin and scales keeps him in a constant state of imbalance, his altruistic nature fighting with the quick and violent temper of his more bestial side. When his plan to capture the witch who cursed him fails and leaves him with a sweet and beautiful changeling, Daman finds himself with the perfect opportunity to prove to himself that he is more man than beast. But hope dies a little more every day, and with every passing sunset, Daman finds his temper growing more and more out of control…
A changeling searching for freedom . . .
Guilt is eating Gigi alive. Since her family lost their fortune and had to move out of their mansion to a poor farm, Gigi has never felt better--and her sister has never felt worse. It seems that every time Gigi digs her hands into the earth to work the farm, she feels stronger, and every time her sister even thinks about working the land, she grows weaker. Gigi’s existence is about easing her sister’s pain, and the guilt over wanting freedom from that responsibility is killing her. What does it say about her loyalty when she leaps at a chance to be the prisoner of a monster just to get away from being her sister’s keeper? And what does it say about her that this monster makes her feel more alive than she ever imagined?
A tale as old as time…
An enchanted rose. A witch’s curse. A beast’s temper. A maiden who can see the potential for good even beneath the scales of a monster. It’s amazing what can transpire…All for a Rose.
This book was amazing! I fell in love with the prince's of the kingdoms in her previous series and was very excited to find this story is in the same kingdoms. That said, this story is good all on its own merit. The beauty and the beast storyline with her own unique flair was perfect. Beauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorite stories and so the fact that I loved it, would have been a challenge for any author, however she really nailed it. I cannot wait to see what she writes next.
Jared is a young medical resident with a quick wit, a ripped body and a heart of gold. He has a terrible secret—one that has always stopped him from baring his heart to any girl.
Paige is a smart girl, but she’s hopelessly shy and awkward—that is, until Cupid stabs her with his golden arrow, and all she can think about is getting in the pants of perfect but secretive Jared.
Will Cupid’s decision to make Paige fall hopelessly in love with Jared spell trouble for them both?
This was a wonderful story. This is the second short story I've read in this series and it is just as sweet with a little heat as the last. I truly enjoyed reading Jared and Paige's story and think you will too.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Aspiring actress Abbey Marie Cordova knows more than most people do about vampires—she was born among them, the only human child in a centuries-old family of the undead, and determined to stay that way. But a chance encounter with dark, mysterious Niklaus Desanto rocks her to the core. Nick is a vampire, and he’s the only man who has ever made her feel so beautiful, so cherished, and so passionately desired …
Nick has spent hundreds of years on his own, and the decadent pleasures of the world have lost their appeal. Rumor has it the vampire who made him has regained her humanity—the temptation to find her and demand to know the secret is overwhelming. But one glance at innocently alluring Abbey changes everything. Drawn to her with dangerous, consuming passion, Nick will need more than a lifetime to love her…
This was a wonderful paranormal romance. I have yet to read an Amanda Ashley book that I didn't like and this was no exception. While the beginning was a bit stilted A's the story progressed it flowed beautifully, I really loved Nick and his struggle with his age. The couple finding each other and the journey they took to be together was simply amazing.
She's his last chance for redemption...if she doesn't kill him first.
Copilot of the Blood Hunter, Daisy is a newly-turned vampire, and she's hungry. Really hungry and it's interfering with her plans for revenge. Unfortunately, the only thing that can distract her from said hunger is sex...which is a problem when she can barely refrain from draining any man dry within moments. But old flame Fergal Cain might just be the sexy-assed solution to her problem.
Part human, part cyborg, and with a poison coursing through his system, Fergal's running out of time to find the scientist who has the cure. Unfortunately for him, the misfit crew of the Blood Hunter put a serious kink in his plans. And if the poison doesn't kill him, the hot little vamp he can't resist might do the honors herself...
This was an awesome, action packed, paranormal, science fiction, romance. I loved every minute of this book. I never wanted to put it down, and now I want to read about the rest of the crew and their stories. This is definitely worth the time to read
This lone wolf falls hard...for his enemy.
Unmated werewolves don't normally live past three hundred years old...and billionaire Jack MacGrath is cutting it close. Sure, he has almost everything-the respect of his peers, a mansion in San Francisco, a private jet, and fast cars. But without a mate, Jack's in trouble. Then he sees her. Gorgeous, proud...and his enemy.
Isabelle Connelly is good at hiding things from her father. Like her success as a painter, or the incredibly intense attraction she has to Jack MacGrath. After all, she's royalty and falling for anyone lesser-to say nothing of a rival pack-would be, er, unseemly. Now she must choose between her duty to her family and her pack...or her perfect fated mate.
This amazing book is a cross between Beauty and the Beast and Romeo and Juliet. I love both those stories so mixing the two and adding a dash of paranormal was shear genius in my opinion. I truly loved this story.
Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town’s infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart—the most handsome man she’s ever seen, and the only man who’s ever impressed her in the least…
With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can’t help but be stirred by Cat. It’s terribly unfortunate he’s not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir’s birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken—in true fairy-tale fashion—by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin…
I loved this book. This is an amazing series and this book is a great second book really delving into the curse placed on the house of Heart. I can't wait till the next book in the series comes out so I can find out what happens next.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A match made in Manhattan...
By-the-book Marianne McBride wants to prove she's more than a computer geek in a pair of horn-rimmed glasses. But how did she end up hiding in a cake, waiting to sing "Happy Birthday" to Nick Wright, a sexy and arrogant serial-dater? Not exactly part of her plan. Especially when she finds herself kissing the birthday boy, and then running like hell...
Nick falls for no woman. No strings, no commitments, and no relationships. Not even with the sweetly curvaceous bombshell from his birthday. But then he's hit by a bombshell of his own. He needs to find the perfect faux fiancée, or kiss his key to the executive washroom goodbye. Fortunately, his matchmaker sister has the perfect girl in mind.
Now Nick and Marianne have to pretend they're in love for six weeks. No dating. No sex.
And definitely no acting on the wickedly-hot chemistry that could ruin everything...
This was a lovely story about finding love where you least expect it. When HEA Marrianne and cynical Nick enter an agreement for a 6 week fake engagement, neither thought it would be permanent. But sometimes Cupid has other ideas...
He's taking on the bad girl of romance...
Author Jessie Jameson is the Bad Girl of romance, making a huge name for herself writing love stories with sizzling hot sex scenes. No one needs to know that her real-life inspiration is sexy publishing exec Grayson Reynolds. Or that after the hottest sex of her life, Grayson walked out on her.
Grayson's finally taken the reins of his family's publishing business, and he's determined to sell off the romance division. But Jessie Jameson's contract is complicating things. It's like she's been trying to ruin him ever since the mind-blowing night they shared-the night she walked out on him.
Now the sparks are flying. Heated, sexy sparks. It's a Wild West showdown between Jessie and Grayson. But when Romance ends up in bed with Business, only one can walk away...
This was a wickedly funny romance. I laughed through most of the story. The cynic and the romantic collide together to make one amazing story. It was a great afternoon read, and I truly believe it's a book worth taking a chance on.
The Complete Serial! Also includes two exclusive bonus epilogues!
I push her buttons. I want to push them in the good way. Dirty, up-against-the-wall, my-hand-in-her-pants kind of way.
But that’s not possible, because I’m dark and she’s light, and we both know it.
So I push her buttons in the bad way, making her hate me.
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d ask for Cole Parker to never look at me again, that I’d forget the dark promise in his eyes, and that just once, before he vanished from my life completely, that he’d push me up against a wall and make me scream.
Then I’d go wash my mouth out with soap.
This story was originally published in a three-part serial. Those are included, as well as a bonus postscript section at the back with two additional scenes.
This is the complete story of Cole Parker and Hailey Dashford Reid. The Horus Group series will continue…
I loved the turns that it made and was hooked from part one so much that by the time I got to part three I just couldn't put it down, and the extra endings she added to the complete book made me want to do a happy dance! I love the men of the Horus Group and I absolutely CANNOT wait for Jason's story! Ainsley Booth has done an amazing job on this book, and definitely recommend it to everyone who loves a little danger in their love story.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Billionaire Lucas Oliver is hell bent on revenge. And his plan begins when Sydney Blake—the stunning daughter of his enemy—is tricked into bidding on Lucas at a bachelor auction. Then he serves up a little blackmail...followed by a marriage proposal Sydney has no choice but to accept.
Sydney has been controlled by her family her whole life. When Lucas threatens to reveal her father's shady business, she is once again forced to do her duty for her family. But worse—oh so much worse—is the rush of lust that Lucas ignites in her blood.
Lucas is determined to make Sydney suffer, but it’s tough when he can’t keep from touching her–or thinking about touching her–all the time. She’s not fairing much better since she’s engaged to a darkly handsome beast intent on destroying her entire family...along with her heart.
I love this Beauty and the Beast meets revenge seeking tycoon. Modern twists on old fairy tales are some of my favorite types of books. I really enjoyed reading this one, as it fit right in with this genre. I really think anyone who loves this genre will enjoy this book as well.
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
The wrong bed. The wrong guy.
Party planner Vicky Stone is on a post-divorce mission. Not only does she intend to land her dream promotion, she's going to indulge in a night of hot hook-up sex. Preferably with the hunky actor she just met at a work function, no-fraternization rules be damned. Fortunately, his drunken directions included a right that should have been a left, landing her in bed with her brother's extra-hot, extra-off-limits best friend instead of the unemployment line.
And, oh, he feels good. Too good.
Bad boy Dante Palladino's forbidden fantasies are about to come true...until Vicky realizes who she's feeling up. And to find out she risked her job for sex with some loser? Not on his watch. Dante throws down the ultimate, albeit self-serving, blackmail. Vicky will date him-and only him-and her secret will be safe. But Vicky swore never to fall for another guy who could break her heart...and Dante's on course to do just that.
This was a great story of two broken people finding their way to each other. Between the hero's past and the heroine's ex husband, the two really had a fight with themselves just to decide if they could be a couple. But when someone wanting revenge causes problems they will have to see if they have the trust involved to tough it out, or just walk away.
o capture the most eligible bachelor in London...
The handsome Earl of Summersby may just be the most eligible bachelor in London, but has no interest in a wife. As a member of the Brotherhood, Bennett Haile is far more vested in his undercover duties for the crown and protecting the Queen from would-be assassins. For now he has the perfect tool with which to lure out the villains—a young woman with an uncanny likeness to the queen.
The spirited Evelyn Marington is about to live out every country girl's dream—becoming royalty overnight. Under the tutelage of the arrogant Earl of Summersby, she'll have to fool the entire court that she is, in fact, the queen. But as danger threatens from every side, Bennett realizes that his lovely little protegé isn't just placing her life in his hands... She's stealing his heart.
I loved this story. The combination of romance and intrigue made for a wonderful adventure. I live that the heroine wasn't your average Victorian miss, instead she was as headstrong as the queen herself, and the brooding hero was a perfect compliment to her.
Friday, August 7, 2015
A MATCHLESS DILEMMA
Sir Justin Keighley was everything that repelled Margaret Mayfield in a man. He was shocking in his opinions, arrogant in his manner, rude in his actions, and completely without respect for the common decencies of civilized society.
Margaret was everything that Sir Justin detested in a woman. She was shy, retiring, obedient to her parents, almost embarrassed by her own beauty, and ignorant of virtually every phase of real life in the real world.
Needless to say, they both did everything in their power to escape being matched with each other. Somehow everything was not enough....
This was a very lovely story, however I felt the beginning of the story was a bit slow as it felt more like diary entries than what we should have felt. As the story progressed I fell in love with the characters and especially the heroine as she took the journey of finding herself. The two were a wonderful love story that was hard earned. I especially love that it was not love at first sight and was developed as one would in real life.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
This Marine will protect her at all costs...
When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she's humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the engagement, only to be blackmailed by her now ex-fiancé, who threatens both Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the one man she can trust.
Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece's lethal skills could save Alyssa's life. But his little sister's best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can't trust himself to keep his attraction hidden...or even pretend to be the man that Alyssa remembers.
Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he knows she could never love...a killer.
Wow. What an amazing story of trials and courage and finding love. The things they went through were horrible and gut twisting. I love the courage the heroine has to take the life she wants and helps the hero fight his demons, while he is saving her from physical evil. I loved this story and wholly believe you will too.