Showing posts from April, 2018

Soft Wild Ache by Vivian Lux

These characters hit me harder than a lot do, and they're now permanently part of my heart. Rachel's character is refreshingly unique for a romance heroine, having been raised in a sheltered environment bordering on cultish, and it resonated with me. I was pretty sheltered, growing up in an ultra-conservative home, where ladies were to act as ladies, men were the final authority, and great emphasis was placed on eternal destiny. I saw Rachel's family as mine on steroids and then magnified one hundred percent. Watching her find her way in the "secular" world brought to mind many enlightenments I experienced once I left home, so I had no trouble empathizing with her character and feeling my way through her experiences.

Vivian Lux has quickly impressed me with her talent and skill, and is on my list of top ten authors, but she outdid herself with this book. The give and take between Beau and Rachel, and the way Beau was so tender, caring and patient made for a swee…

Nikki Ash "Clinched" It!

Title: Clinched: A Single Dad Romance Author: Nikki Ash Genre: Contemporary/Single Dad Romance Release Date: April 28, 2018 Charlie is everything I want and didn’t realize I need. It’s clear to me now that the woman I met at the club is only one layer of the woman I’m falling for. I’m a fixer by nature but for the first time I wouldn't fix a thing. I want her just the way she is. Broken pieces and all. Who needs the fairy tale when we can have the reality. 
Tristan is everything I want, yet don't deserve. He’s loving, protective, smart, an amazing father, and he’s on to me. That's why I need to speed this story up and tell him everything, so we can flip to the end of the book, and him and his daughter can move on to the next story. One where they get a happily ever after. Because there’s no story I’m a part of that ends in any way but tragedy. 
“Holy Hell! Oh. My. God! I don't even know where to begin with this book! To say I loved it is a HUGE understatement.” - Justlovemyboo…
Title: Sworn Series: Blood Duet #1
Author: Maria Luis Genre: Sexy Romantic Suspense Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo: James Critchley
Model: Charlie Garforth
Release Date: May 17, 2018
I bow to no man.

The words are tattooed on my skin, just as they’re branded on my heart.

But I never planned for Sergeant Lincoln Asher, a man as deceptive as he is cold. His dominance sets my teeth on edge . . . and my body on fire. He won’t stop until I’m his, but I’m not his to take.

My secrets bind me—and blind me.

I live in the shadows of New Orleans. Hidden and protected in the underworld I call home. I know who I am.

I vow never to kneel before a man...

Save one.

And he will be my downfall.




Title: Defied Series: Blood Duet #2
Author: Maria Luis Genre: Sexy Romantic Suspense Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo: James Critchley
Model: Charlie Garforth

Desire by Cybill Cain

Cybill Cain knows romance, but it goes far beyond that. Her books are so much more than the formulated "boy meets girl, they fall in love, there's a big crisis that gets resolved and they live happily ever after."  Her books are full of drama, suspense, intrigue and shocking surprises. They're gritty, raw, and even a little dark, but they also have a way of laying the reader bare -  deeply emotional, heartbreakingly vulnerable, touched with humor, full of hope, with a soul-deep connection between two people lasting through several lifetimes that we all long for.

Desire is the latest book in the Chimera Club series, all centering on the enigma that is Thomas Meenan. Meenan is the right-hand man to billionaire, James Draven, who has a team of operatives righting wrongs and rescuing innocents. Meenan also has a way of orchestrating things behind the scenes, resulting in his operatives, and even James Draven himself, finding their happily ever after.  This time it's …

Finally, Royally Pucked is Here!!

Title: Royally Pucked Author: Pippa Grant Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 6, 2018

A hockey-playing prince, a most improper lady, and one accidental pregnancy…
When you’re an heir so spare that getting attacked by a shark is more likely than you ever wearing the crown, you’re only allowed certain liberties. Yet still, those liberties can bite you in the ass.
Good thing I’m such a charming devil. 
Even then, I’ve been banished to America for a year under the pretense of playing professional hockey while my father cleans up my latest mess. But trouble follows me wherever I go. Generally trouble of the beautiful female variety, and Gracie Diamonte is no exception. Or possibly, she’s the best exception.
Until the dinosaur suit. The cookie incident. And the accidental pregnancy.
Of course I’ll do the right thing.
Just as soon as I solve that pesky problem of my royal betrothal.
I’m about to be the biggest scandal to rock my country and there’s a good chance my father may throw me to th…

Royally Pucked by Pippa Grant

If you haven't yet read Pippa Grant, you're really missing out! With titles like Stud in the Stacks,Mr. McHottie, The Pilot and the Puck-Up,and her latest, Royally Pucked,(available 4/6/18) this author is either slightly deranged, incredibly clever, or maybe a bit of both.  The series is loosely based on hockey-playing twin brothers, Zeus and Aries, their sister, friends and teammates. Zeus and Aries are gentle giants with unique, memorable personalities and shenanigans somehow seem to surround them.

One thing is sure. You've never had a reading experience like Ms. Grant delivers. I've read a lot of rom-coms, but her books are an entire family, interactive experience.  Provided you're reading in the company of family.

My experience went something like this.

BIL:  What are you laughing at?

Me:  Err . . . <shows book titles to sister>

Sister: (Who does zero novel reading, anymore) 😲

BIL:  Are you on Facebook or reading?

Me:  Reading.

(My father is a 90 year o…