Devoted to Pleasure * Shayla Black

 

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The first in an all-new sexy contemporary romance series from New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author Shayla Black.

BOUND BY DUTY…

Bodyguard and former military man Cutter Bryant has always done his duty–no matter the cost. Now he’s taking one last high-octane assignment before settling down in a new role that means sacrificing his chance at love. But he never expects to share an irresistible chemistry with his beautiful new client.

…TEMPTED BY PLEASURE

As the star of a steamy television drama, Shealyn West knows fame well, but it has come at the expense of her heart. With a blackmailer watching her every move and the threat of career-ending exposure looming, Shealyn hires Cutter to shore up her security and keep her safe, never imagining their attraction will be too powerful to contain.

As Shealyn and Cutter navigate the scintillating line between business and pleasure, they unravel a web of secrets that threaten their relationship and their lives. When danger strikes, Cutter must decide whether to follow his heart for the first time, or risk losing Shealyn forever.

 

Net Galley Review :  Cutter is a hot bodyguard -guarding an actress  that is being blackmail.  Cutter is that strong Southern type  who protection and sacrifice is his middle name. But hes in the middle of something he might not be able to handle -the women he loves and his best friend who hes offered to marry because shes pregnant. This story is fun,hot and has great characters a perfect hot afternoon read. 

PS – I am from Louisiana and not far from the towns which is the background to this story, Lisa

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Built to Last * Julie Ann Walker

 

 

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In the epic conclusion to the BKI series, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker delivers her biggest bombshell yet!

Welcome to Black Knights Inc.
What appears to be a tricked-out motorcycle shop on the North Side of Chicago is actually headquarters for the world’s most elite covert operatives. Deadly, dangerous, and determined, they’ll steal your breath and your heart.

After a mission-gone-sideways forces Jamin “Angel” Agassi to change his identity, he’s determined to bring down the world’s worst crime syndicate kingpin once and for all. That’s going to be the easy part. Keeping Interpol agent Sonya Butler from discovering who he really is—and blazing another trail into his heart—is the challenge.

Black Knights Inc Series:
Hell on Wheels (Book 1)
In Rides Trouble (Book 2)
Rev It Up (Book 3)
Thrill Ride (Book 4)
Born Wild (Book 5)
Hell for Leather (Book 6)
Full Throttle (Book 7)
Too Hard to Handle (Book 8)
Wild Ride (Book 9)
Fuel for Fire (Book 10)
Hot Pursuit (Book 11)
Built to Last (Book 12)

What People Are Saying About Black Knights Inc:
“A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride.” —Kirkus for Fuel for Fire
“An intriguing mix of fast-paced action and sizzling romance!” —Fresh Fiction for Thrill Ride
“Exhilarating, not-to-be missed!” —RT Book Reviews for Too Hard to Handle

 

Net Galley Book Review : Lucky number 12 in this series and its an exciting ending to this seines. As Angel is reunited with his love of 10years Interpol agent Sonya. Its been a wild ride as we have tracked down the evil Spider but in this last book all lies and secrets are reveled as two lover are reunited for the last fight for justice. 

Sunday Review : Unbridled

 

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A lone wolf takes on the threat endangering everything he loves in an unforgettable story in the sensational Long, Tall Texans series

Widowed Texas Ranger and single dad John Ruiz hardened his heart years ago. Day after day, he tracks the roughest criminals in the Lone Star State, leaving little room for love. So when John butts heads with the beautiful nurse who’s helping his young son, he’s floored by how quickly the sparks fly.

Ever since her mother’s and brother’s brutal murders, Sunny Wesley has devoted her life to helping save others. Adorable Tonio Ruiz is just another youngster she’s trying to help—or so she tells herself. Little does she know he’s John’s son. When her life comes under fire, can one mysterious rancher rescue her?

 

Editorial Reviews

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“Fans of second chance romances that triumph over tragedy and loss will enjoy this heartfelt story…Untamed will definitely pull at your heartstrings.” – Harlequin Junkie

“With the ups and downs that they go through, readers will be turning the pages to find out if this unlikely couple will get their happily ever after. A wonderful tale written by the prolific Palmer.” -RT Book Reviews on Undaunted

“Defender is an amazing story of second chance love.” –Fresh Fiction

“…You just can’t do better than a Diana Palmer story to make your heart lighter and smile brighter.” -Fresh Fiction on Wyoming Rugged

“Readers will be moved by this tale of revenge and justice, grief and healing.”-Booklist on Dangerous

“The story follows a complicated tale of tangled relationships full of angst, love, friendship, kindness, loss and betrayal. It takes time, but eventually leads to a happy ending…Wyoming Winter has some terrific characters.” -Romance Reviews Today

“Wyoming Winter is another heartwarming yet challenging romance story by the master of small-town conflicts and love.” ­-Fresh Fiction

“Giddy up! Palmer is back with a flirtatious and fun installment of the Wyoming Men series. Wyoming Winter is a sizzling tale of passion and love that will leave readers with anticipation. Moreover, readers will easily relate to the modernization of relationships and its inherent complexity. With that said, Diana Palmer is an amazing storyteller, and her long-time fans will enjoy Wyoming Winter with satisfaction!”-RT Book Reviews on Wyoming Winter

“I recommend reading this spicy concoction…Diana Palmer uses fresh approaches to season a traditional stew.”

“Ms. Palmer masterfully weaves a tale that entices on many levels, blending adventure and strong human emotion into a great read.” -RT Book Reviews on Desperado

About the Author

The prolific author of more than one hundred books, Diana Palmer got her start as a newspaper reporter. A New York Times bestselling author and voted one of the top ten romance writers in America, she has a gift for telling the most sensual tales with charm and humor. Diana lives with her family in Cornelia, Georgia.

My Net Galley Review :  This is part of The Long Tall Texas series where you will see some recurring characters in this book. But you could read this as a lone book book if you are a long time fan of this author you will be right at home. Like most in this series- He;s a Texas Ranger a wealthy rancher & a widower with a troubled  son.  Shes a innocent sweet Nurse who he meets and there world collide with passion and problems. Its another great read from this author that you will enjoyed lisa 

Sunday Review* Vampire’s Faith

Sunday’s Net Gally Review: 

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The Dark Protectors are Back!

Vampire Ronan Kayrs wasn’t supposed to survive the savage sacrifice he willingly endured to rid the world of the ultimate evil. He wasn’t supposed to emerge in this time and place, and he sure as hell wasn’t supposed to finally touch the woman who’s haunted his dreams for centuries. Yet here he is, in an era where vampires are hidden, the enemy has grown stronger, and his mate has no idea of the power she holds.

Dr. Faith Cooper is flummoxed by irrefutable proof that not only do vampires exist . . . they’re hot blooded, able to walk in sunlight, and shockingly sexy. Faith has always depended on science, but the restlessness she feels around this predatory male defies reason. Especially when it grows into a hunger only he can satisfy—that is if they can survive the evil hunting them both.
 
“Hot and fast from beginning to end.”
—Kate Douglas on Fated
 
“Sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast.”
Publishers Weekly on Claimed
 
“A fast-paced, excitement-filled explosion of action… Zanetti keeps getting better.”
—RT Book Reviews on Marked, 4.5 Stars Top Pick

My Review -This is Book #8 and not really a stand alone. Since this can get confusing with all the back stories & background. So if you haven’t read this series or missed some book catch up and then read this one. ( if looking for older books  online libraries are a great resources) 

Roman Kayrs ( yep that family) ends up in a human hospital and the doctor called for him is Faith. But hes a man out of time -since hes been looked  in a different dimension & his kind does not exist. But that doesn’t stop the bad guys from coming after him and Faith and they go on the run. Roman finds some help but how does he explain everything to human  Faith who is Special  and his mate but knows nothing of his world and is all about science.

This series as come a long way. And some old characters are brought into this story as it take another path. We learn more about the dimension and the battle of good and evil . And a whole new group that is looking to find The Key. If you are a fan of this series don’t miss this next book.

Lone Witness * Rachel Dylan

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Prosecutor Sophie Dawson’s first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.’s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down.

Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don’t know who they can trust.

Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what’s right–but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?

Net Galley Review:
. The emphasis in this story is the courtroom drama, but there’s some sort of action taking place all through the story. The characters are believable and relatable. There’s a little bit of romance thrown in. A perfect follow up to the first book. If you enjoy crime novels with lots of twist and turns and a dash of a hot protector hero this book is for you.

The Other lady Vanishes

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California–where the most dazzling of illusions can’t hide the darkest secrets…

After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over.

Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover.

In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they’ll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection.

Neither Adelaide or Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they’ll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be–and uncover the specter of a killer who’s been real all along…

Net Galley Review:
This is a follow up on the author’s first 1930s novel, The Girl Who Knew Too Much. The heroine is Adelaide Blake-Brockton and the hero is Jake Truett. Raina, the Enright’s secretary from the first novel, returns in this novel as a PI in Burning Cove. Luther Pell, the night club owner, also returns.

Adelaide starts out rather quite & charming but gains strength and confidence as the novel progresses. Jake’s past problems and Adelaide’s intersect and, while spending time together investigating their past problems, they discover a mutual attraction as well as the mutual villains who are trying to kill them. Its a great who done it -with a vintage feel and a great romance between to people that bond together.

The Only Thing * Marie Harte

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“Readers will…read this book from cover to cover…and then read it all over again.”—RT Book Reviews for Just the Thing Five Stars GOLD

What do you do when a “fake” relationship is so much better than the real thing?

Hope Donnigan is finlly getting her life together. She’s working a job she likes, has some amazing friends, and is steering clear of Mr. Wrong. Now if only she could get her mother to understand that. Maybe a hot tattoo artist from the other side town is just the ticket to teach her mom a lesson.

J.T. Webster fell for Hope months ago at his sister’s wedding. So when she propositions him to be her fake boyfriend to get her mother off her back, he’s all in. The only problem is J.T. had no idea their pretend relationship would be better than anything real he’s ever had…

The Donnigans Series:
A Sure Thing (Book 1)
Just the Thing (Book 2)
The Only Thing (Book 3)

Net Galley Review : You meet the family in Book 1-2 now it’s Hope turn to find a man. To get her Mother off her back about dating . .Hope ask JT to pretend to be her boyfriend this tattoo artist & ladies man has had his eye on Hope but can he be the man Hope needs. Read this fun book & find out how a fake boyfriend becomes real & falling in loves can be dangerous. . I would start with book 1 & work your way to book 3 (trust me) these books are perfect afternoon read full of great characters ,loving family and yes Hot sex. So get ready Hope is done with Mr Wrong & ready for Mr Wright & he’s JT. Lisa

The Big Alpha in Town

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Three hot stories about three sexy shifters from a trio of today’s hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!

Bearing His Name
Meeting his mate should have been cause for celebration. There’s just one teeny tiny problem. Jade thinks Ark might have impregnated her sister. He didn’t, but convincing Jade is going to take a bit of honey.

Owned by the Lion
Keir’s been told to stop playing the field and settle down—difficult advice for a hard and hot man with a lion’s heart to follow. But his sights have always been set on Ally. She’s his mate, plain and simple. With her sweet and delicious curves, she’s nothing but sugar and trouble all rolled into one. But he’s known her and sparred with her for years. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s going to take a whole new level of convincing that he’s the mate for her.

No Need Fur Love
Moving with his pack to the tiny town of Stanley, Idaho has Owen Courtney a little on edge. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. But you know the saying about a werewolf walking into a bar…
Gorgeous wood nymph Mia Oliver is on a mission: Find a suitable male to get her good ‘n pregnant and provide her with an heir. But when Mia decides to pick up a gorgeous and oh-so willing werewolf at the bar, she realizes she might be in over her head. …

From Net Galley : 3 great shifter books from 3 great authors. Each one features a shifter & his mate. Book 1 is a bear shifter alpha who finds his mate while looking for her pregnant sister. The loins are featured in book 2 – and a mate whose his best friend sister. Book3 is a lovely Wood nymph whose looking for a baby Daddy & finds a wolf mate in these fun & sexy short books. A winning combo of great books & authors. Lisa

Blind Betrayal* Book #3 Defenders of Justice

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Casey Sloane has worked at the St. Louis Marshals office for two years and is given a routine assignment to help transport a reporter to D.C. to testify before a grand jury. Valerie, the reporter, was writing a story about an up-and-coming environmentalist who suddenly disappeared and, she later discovered, whose backers purportedly have ties to a terrorist.

When the seemingly ordinary assignment suddenly takes a shocking turn, Casey is forced to put aside her own feelings about the unexpected reappearance of a man from her past as she and two other Marshals take Valerie on the run. And as it becomes dangerously clear Valerie’s testimony has even bigger implications than they knew, they’ll do whatever it takes to make it out alive.

Net Galley Review : Defender of Justice book #3.  Is the 3rd novel about U.S. Marshals service & perhaps a less known part of federal law enforcement. Casey and another marshal are tasked with guarding and transporting a woman who is to be a witness at a grand jury. The testimony would help give the FBI enough evidence to convict a terrorist with a dangerous cell near St. Louis. The terrorist has undercover operatives everywhere. A routine transporting assignment becomes deadly for Casey.This books has it all excitement,terrorist and yes a little romance a perfect book for any fans of this genre.  

Murder with Cherry on Top * Cynthia Baxter

Its Net Galley Sunday ! And I am thinking Ice Cream –

 

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Kate McKay had doubts about swapping her high-powered life in Manhattan for Wolfert’s Roost, the quaint Hudson Valley village where she grew up. But when she moves back to care for her ailing grandmother, Kate decides to start fresh and indulge her dream of running an ice cream shop. All goes smoothly—until she’s reunited with old acquaintances nuttier than a vat of rocky road . . .

Kate should be thrilled about opening Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe in the heart of town. Instead her spirits melt like soft serve in the summer when she learns that her childhood frenemy, Ashley Winthrop, has started selling frozen treats in the bakery across the street. Turns out, Ashley hasn’t sweetened since high school. And, once again, she’s game for some very unfriendly competition . . .

But before Ashley can kill Kate’s new business, someone kills Ashley—stabbing her to death inside the bakery. Worse, the murder occurs right after the two rivals drew crowds with a heated argument, leaving half of Wolfert’s Roost speculating that Kate was finally pushed over the edge . . .

With rumors swirling and her reputation in serious trouble, Kate is determined to get the real scoop on the crime—even if it means joining forces with a former flame. As she pieces together clues to a chilling scandal, Kate soon realizes that she’ll need way more than a sprinkle of wit if she wants to expose the killer and live to see another sundae . . .

Includes mouthwatering ice cream recipes from the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe!

Net Galley review – Yum Ice Cream & a new cozy mystery a perfect match. Kate open a new ice cream shop in the area she grew up. But when a childhood rival starts selling ice cream too – murder is next and who is the prime suspect Kate.  A cute coming home cozy mystery with fun characters & hometown charm. And yes – Ice Cream in this start of a new series. Bring me more.   Lisa