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Review: Wicked Kiss – Rebecca Zanetti

Review: Wicked Kiss – Rebecca Zanetti

Wicked Kiss was yet another fast-paced, action-packed romance in the Realm Enforcers series. I loved Tori, and the way she brought Adam to his knees. Story: I loved the strength Tori showed throughout Wicked Kiss, even if she put herself in danger at times because of her stubbornness. Adam pushed all her buttons, though, so it really wasn’t difficult to forgive her for some lapses in judgement. The overall Realm Enforcers plot continued with the search for the mastermind behind Appollo, and the suspense was sharp-edged. There was danger everywhere, and Tori needed to learn to use her power, rather than let it use her. There were more than one show-down, and the last one made me completely breathless. Adam’s […]

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Review: Irresistible You – Kate Meader

Review: Irresistible You – Kate Meader

Irresistible You showed a different aspect of hockey-teams and trades, and while it’s not the first one I’ve read with female owners, it was one of the best! Good hockey, strong romance, and great character development. Story: After their father’s death, three half-sisters who didn’t know each other well inherited ownership of the Chicago Rebels hockey club. Harper had been working with the franchise for years, and she wanted the team to succeed. Bonding with her sisters or the hot, new player she had acquired for the team was not part of the plan. Irresistible You played with my heartstrings, and I also enjoyed all the hockey talk. Strong female characters, and a male lead that made me drool sure […]

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Review: The Other Girl – Erica Spindler

Review: The Other Girl – Erica Spindler

The Other Girl was an excellent psychological thriller, with a fast pace and a lot of action. Story: The Other Girl was a scary trip back into the past, but also in the present. Miranda was somehow involved, but not by choice. At the crime scene of a murder, her finger prints were found on a bottle… and there was information about a long ago case, where she had escaped, but had to leave the other girl behind. The suspense was really well done, and with each new revelation, I found it more difficult to trust anyone at all – even Miranda. Characters: Miranda is a detective, and has worked very hard to not be ‘the girl who lied’. In […]

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Review: Wish You Were Here – Renée Carlino

Review: Wish You Were Here – Renée Carlino

Wish You Were Here was a very emotional story, filled with love and hope, and beautifully written characters. Story: Charlotte has never felt ready to settle down, not with a man, not with her education, and not with a job. She was quite lost for a while, until she met Adam for one magical night of getting to know him, and feeling both loved and beautiful. Even if he was acting strangely. Afterwards, it took her a long way to get her self confidence back, in spite of the fact that meeting Seth was nice. Still, Adam was on her mind, and through some fateful circumstances, they met again. Only for her to understand that Adam hadn’t left his loft […]

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Review: Wicked Burn – Rebecca Zanetti

Review: Wicked Burn – Rebecca Zanetti

Wicked Burn left me with a ‘holy fast-paced action Batman!’ feeling… my head is practically spinning right now. Story: Simone was framed for treason, as a member of the ruling body of witches, she was powerful, maybe too much so for her own good. However, she was so smart she was able to deal with a lot of things while still preparing for her trial. Nick wanted to save her from the guard, and was taken with her back to Dublin and thus was able to spend more time with her. Alone. Tori and Bear were snatched by the guard as well, and because of this, Tori learned that there were other species than humans in the world – which […]

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Review: Winner – Belle Brooks

Review: Winner – Belle Brooks

Winner is a whimsical tale, where the actual plot was a bit hard for me to grasp. Story: Winner starts with a horrible flash-back into Tank’s past, then slides into the present. He has a hard job at a steel mill, and no money. Until he wins the lottery, that is. Only, he can’t believe his own luck, and almost loses the ticket when he’s in a car accident and his car catches fire. There is a lot going on, but I didn’t really invest in the characters, so even the suspense in Winner was a little off to me. Characters: Finley ‘Tank’ is the main character, he might look like a goon, but he has a heart of gold. […]

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Review: Bad Deeds – Lisa Renee Jones

Review: Bad Deeds – Lisa Renee Jones

Bad Deeds was a fast-paced and exciting read, with a monumental cliff-hanger that left me breathless and incredulous. Story: Following straight after the ending of Damage Control, Bad Deeds is faster paced, and because I have gotten to know the characters much better, I was more involved as well. The danger is stronger, as is the rivalry between family members, until something happens to make a change. Emily is put in extreme danger and a situation she could never have seen coming. And the plot continues to thicken. Characters: Shane and Emily are still the main characters, however, the readers get more time with Derek, Seth and Jessica, which makes for a more even story in some ways. Writing style […]

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Review: Holding Out for a Hero – Codi Gary

Review: Holding Out for a Hero – Codi Gary

Holding Out for a Hero is a sweet story, but a little cheesy for my taste at times. I enjoyed Hannah and Blake, however, I felt like the book could have been slightly shorter and still told the full story. Story: Ex navy-SEAL and cute waitress dance around each other without much interactions outside of the café where Hannah works. Until one day when there’s a hold-up at the café. And Hannah plays the hero. Bringing a lot of memories back to Blake – memories he didn’t really want to resurface. Holding Out for a Hero includes dogs and good friends, too. Blake works at a training center where they train dogs, but they also help  keep troubled youth out […]

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Review : Why Do Dukes Fall in Love – Megan Frampton

Review : Why Do Dukes Fall in Love – Megan Frampton

Why Do Dukes Fall in Love was an absolute delight. It was impossible to not fall head-first in love with Mrs. Chelsam and His Grace! They were awesome, I loved their tongue-in-cheek humor, their loyalty, their intelligence and their steamy romance! Story: A duke who hires a female secretary is unconventional to say the least, and I love unconventional historical romances. Why Do Dukes Fall in Love was a fun story, with some intrigue and suspense, and a lot of slow, hot romance. I loved that a capable woman got a chance to take care of herself and her daughter – and still have some love in her life. Characters: Edwina was a widow, left with her young daughter, and […]

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Review: Damage Control – Lisa Renee Jones

Review: Damage Control – Lisa Renee Jones

There is even more action and danger in Damage Control than in the first book. Emily and Shane have a lot difficulties to deal with; most of it outside of their control. Story: Danger galore in Damage Control. And the familial relationships are more than tense. Emily is still keeping back part of herself, as she is too afraid her past will catch up with her and damage Shane. The plot moves forward nicely, and the pace is fairly even. There are a lot of sex scenes, and sometimes, I skimmed part of them, as I didn’t feel they always added something to the actual story. Characters: Shane is fairly standoffish in some ways, but he really cares for Emily. […]

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