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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May Brazen Release Blast with Jennifer Bonds, Megan Erickson and Sara Jane Stone

I know how much you love a good binge! Forget those TV shows that have left you hanging for months and grab the latest releases from Brazen. These final titles complete each series which means you get commercial free binges that'll keep you entertained all month long.

Monday, May 2, 2016

ARC Review: Trust Me by Margaret Watson

I jumped on this bandwagon a little late. This is book four of Margaret Watson’s Donovan Family series it can be read as a stand-alone just fine, but now I want to go back and read the other three. This is my first Margaret Watson book and I like her style so far. It was very engaging and well-paced the characters are relatable and likeable. The sexual tension was delectable and even after the H/h had sex the tension was still there, probably because the situation it happened in. I loved the story the premise and the execution of the story was very well done.

Revenge is a dish best served cold, preferably after weeks of psyching out your prey and making him extremely paranoid. Raine Taylor has everything planned out to avenge the death of her sister, she has been working on the plan for a while the time is getting closer to when she will provoke her brother-in-law to attacking her and she can claim self-defense and as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do she believes she could easily take him on. Connor Donovan is a detective he wasn’t even technically supposed to take the prowler call but it kept his sister from pulling overtime and sent her home sooner. Connor is glad he took the call the prowler was a female who managed to take him by surprise and kicked him in the chest. One thing he’ll never forget is the fine ass at the top of those dangerous legs. The next day he is volunteered to watch the department sponsored after-school Tae Kwon Do Club, can you see where this is going? Yeah, Raine is a teacher and a Tae Kwon Do instructor. Connor recognizes that fine ass of hers. After a bit of convincing and wooing, Raine admits to Connor what she is doing. Connor as a cop and as someone who cares about Raine is adamant that she does this legally and starts to investigate the murder of her sister. Connor has a tough time trying to convince Raine that if her brother-in-law is cunning enough to get away with murder than Connor and Raine need to be even more smart and sneaky to get the evidence they need. Along the way Connor is fully aware that he wants a serious relationship with Raine and he needs to convince Raine that he’s in for the long haul.

Overall, this was a great suspense. I loved the romance and interactions between the characters. I really need to go back and read the other three.

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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Guest Post with Author Victoria Roberts and Giveaway

Victoria Roberts writes sexy, award-winning Scottish historical romances about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. Prior to ever picking up a single romance novel, she penned her first young adult novella at 16 years old. Who knew her leather-studded motorcycle hero would trade in his ride and emerge as a kilt-wearing Highlander wielding a broadsword? Victoria lives with her husband and their two beautiful children in western Pennsylvania.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

ARC Review: Dueling With the Duke by Robyn DeHart

This is my third book by Roby DeHart and just like the other two I read by her, I really enjoyed “Dueling with the Duke.” Just like the previous two books, I enjoyed the hero and the heroine. I also loved the chemistry of the characters and I really enjoyed her storyline!

When the story starts, Lilith Crisp, Lady Thornton is outside on the balcony at a ball. Gabriel Campbell, Duke of Lynford happens to step outside and the two of them strike up a conversation! There is an instant attraction between the two of them but nothing comes up it!

Lilith is a beautiful women and has her pick of men to marry but her father is not going to settle for just any man, he wants someone with heavy pockets. Gabriel is the second son and he knows he is out of Lilith’s league. As luck would have it, Gabriel’s older brother ends up asking her to dance and she accepts. Through a twist of fate Lilith and Gabriel end up being forever connected but neither of them are happy about how this comes about. I think that the little twist in both Gabriel and Lilith’s story is so essential to the story and I don’t want to give it away!

Years later, Lilith is married and she ends up face to face with Gabriel again. Lilith’s marriage was anything but happy but she has learned to survive and she made the best of it. Lilith always used her beauty to get her way. She never let her appearance get in her way and she always knew how to get the men around her to do what she wanted.

The only man who doesn’t seem to fall into her hands is Gabriel. He was nicknamed “the Saint” because of his celibacy. After the events that tied him and Lilith together forever, he turned over a new leaf and joined the Brotherhood of the Sword, a group of men dedicated to protecting Queen Victoria.

So, I really enjoyed both Lilith and Gabriel! I found their story to be so complex and intriguing! I also really enjoyed his allegiance with the Brotherhood! I loved the adventure and mystery that they both had to solve. I also cannot wait to see what DeHart has planned with Isabela and Angel! I could already see their chemistry. Finally, there was a moment in the story where the author just shocked me and I could not believe what I was reading! I had to re-read it! So good! I did not see that coming! Needless to say, this was a fantastic read and I cannot wait to read the next book by DeHart!

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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ARC Review: Moth by Jennifer Foor

I am a huge fan of Jennifer Foor's, so when I saw she had a new book coming out I couldn't wait to read it! The blurb drew me in, and I was so excited for Moth. While there were things I liked here, I had mixed feelings on the story as a whole. This wasn't exactly what I had been expecting and there were some things that I struggled with here. 

After a mission gone wrong and his brother being found dead, DEA agent Timothy "Moth" Douglas is determined to get to the bottom of everything that has happened. He will do whatever it takes to make those involved pay for his brother's death. Needing to get close to those that knew his estranged brother, Moth goes undercover as a college student. He knows that Windy Lewis has information that he needs and he knows that she is lying based on what he has discovered and the story that she told the cops. But what starts out as him getting closer to her for information quickly turns into more when he finds himself unable to avoid the pull she has on him. The more their connection grows, the more he begins to wonder if she will be his downfall and if it will come down to him having to choose between justice for his brother or love.

I loved that we got Moth's POV here, and I really enjoy stories that are told from the hero's POV. I find it just gives an interesting twist to romance novels. But while I enjoyed this one being told that way, I also felt like we never fully got to know the heroine here. She just felt surface deep, and I wanted more. Because of that, I wasn't able to feel connected to her or invested in the story the way I would have liked. There was definitely heat and chemistry between them, but I just wanted something deeper. I will say that I thought Jennifer Foor absolutely nailed Moth's character though. He was crude and crass, and it was so authentic and believable. While some might have a problem with that, I thought that it was so perfectly done and felt so genuine to the character that I loved it. 

My biggest issue though was that I had a tough time getting into this book. The first half had some promising moments and I knew that there was a ton more to this story was a bit slow to draw me in and I kept losing interest. It felt slow and overly detailed in a way that focused on telling rather than showing. It just didn't have a lot to hold my interest, despite the fact that I wanted to know more. While the story did eventually pick up and there were twists and turns here that definitely took me by surprise, this book wasn't my favorite of Foor's. I think that there are a lot of readers that will enjoy the story, but this wasn't a personal favorite of mine. If you are a fan of romantic suspense and like books told from the male POV this one is worth giving a shot. I really enjoy Jennifer Foor's books, so this won't be the last I read from her.

**ARC Provided by Inkslinger PR**

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