Headstrong Ruben Harper has yet to meet an obstacle he can’t convert into a speed bump. He’s used to getting what he wants from girls, but when he develops a fascination for a man, his wooing skills require an upgrade. Shy, cautious Henry, Ruben’s former high school history teacher, suspects he needs a wake-up call, and Ruben appears to be his siren. But when Ruben bolts, Henry is left struggling to find closure. Inspired by his conversations with Ruben, Henry begins to write articles about the memories stored in everyday objects. As Henry’s snowballing fame takes him out of town and further out of touch, Ruben stretches to close the gaps that separate them.
Kelly’s bastard boyfriend is apparently married. Trying to lick her wounds she goes to her best friend’s house, Dennis. Craig is Dennis’ college friend. Of course, the first thing he does when he hears Dennis in the shower is get a bucket of ice water. He never expects Kelly to jump out. Naked. Once Craig discovers that Kelly is not Dennis’ girlfriend, he makes his move ...
The mistake between Dennis and Craig about Kelly feels very natural. At first. I think it goes on way too long. The sexual tension is wonderfully hot but I wish the story had more substance. Kelly complains to her friends, swims, shops, it’s very slow moving. Craig flirts with Kelly then Dennis comes in and he goes cold because he thinks she’s his best friend’s girlfriend. Craig is a fabulous, upstanding guy right there. I think if this were a novella it’d be great but at 329 pages it’s too long with not much happening. The romance is sweet, boarding on sexy. Things do pick up at the end. There’s a lot of potential here and I’m excited to see what else the author comes up with next.
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Trevor reached up to brush Jesse’s tears away, letting his thumb linger along his cheek. “So thank you. Thanks for letting me see my son through you.”
Jesse’s lips trembled. “I miss him. I miss him so much.”
Trevor slid his hand to the back of Jesse’s neck. “I know.”
With a small sob, Jesse reached out to wrap his arms around Trevor, pulling him close. His body was shaking, tremors of grief Trevor knew only too well wracking him from head to toe. All around them the world ebbed and flowed, oblivious to the fact a twenty-year-old boy had been torn from it, leaving behind two people who’d loved him and who now clung together, their shared pain a strange sort of comfort.
Trevor stroked Jesse’s hair as he shuddered against him, biting his own lip against the tears that stung his eyes. This was Jesse’s fight, and Trevor marshaled every ounce of composure he could, determined to be strong in return for this man who’d given him so much.
“It’s okay,” he murmured over and over. “It’s okay to miss him. I miss him, too.”About the Author:
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Hank is spoiled rich and in the sights of terrorists. Ian is his bodyguard. Together they have to dodge bombs, demons, angels and each other.
This is the second book in the Heaven Corp series. The first one being fantastic, I have high hopes for Exodus and I am totally satisfied with those hopes. Hank is an ass, a sexy, well hung ass but an ass all the same. I really like his character despite that flaws. It is great seeing him grow from the bottom up. Ian is freaking hot, a badass and secretly into bdsm. Seriously, these two are gorgeous together. As their romance flourishes so does the danger. I love the suspense aspect of the story. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Add that to the unique world building and I’m in love with this book, no, this series. The bdsm is seriously sexy. Like I need a cold shower, alone time with my man and ice water, sexy. The power in CC Bridges writing is enticing and different. The whole world is something I’ve never read before. I cannot wait to see what else this author comes up with!
If you’re looking for a unique story with serous heat, you have to read the Heaven Corp series by CC Bridges.
Jordie is in a lot of trouble and it’s not even her fault. Her brother Josh has left witness protection and a creep named Panella thinks Josh stole millions from him. Now, she’s the target of the FBI, Panella and any hitmen he hires. That’s where Shaw comes in. He’s the hitman hired to kill her but things go to hell and after a few hours with her, his resolve falters. Jordie isn’t exactly giving up either. She’s determined to get free and save her brother Josh but the twists that happen will shock you.
Wow, I’ve been wanting to read this book for a month now but haven’t had time. I finally sat down last night to read it, couldn’t stop reading it, slept for a few hours, woke and…finished the book. Yeah, that good! Jordie is fantastic. She’s smart, not helpless but not exactly a badass and she’s got this terrible weakness for Shaw. Maybe because he hasn’t killer her (yet) and maybe because of a surprise smoldering kiss that takes her breath away. She feels indebted to her brother from a childhood tragedy and she’ll go through hell to keep him safe. Shaw, oh my god, Shaw. Can you hear me melting? He’s the epitome of a sexy man, scars, muscles, hairy chest and all that good stuff. He’s also got a lot of secrets. I love the push and pull between them. As the case of Panella, Josh and the missing money unfolds the romance heightens. When the twist unwinds, which is a fabulous development, I could not stop reading. From the first page to the last page, I am totally engrossed in this romantic suspense.
Sandra Brown proves she’s the queen of romantic suspense in this must read novel, Sting.
Emmi is the mob boss’ youngest daughter and Digger is a hitman that’s been in love with her since they were kids. She’s refused his advances every time, uncomfortable with his job. When her twelve year relationship ends and she kisses Digger under the mistletoe it opens her eyes …
Oh my God, Emmi, yes! I love her attitude, I love her spunk, I love her personality. She is an instant like for me. She’s heartbroken about being dumped by her long-time boyfriend but that didn’t get rid of her steel spine. Digger, ah, Digger. Seriously. Sexy, over the moon for Emmi and refuses to give her up. He’s a contract killer and I am totally on the same page as Emmi with that. Unhappy but damn it, Digger was hard to dislike except the hard-on for killing people. That is creepy. The heat is intense but scene after scene after scene of sex is a bit overkill. By the third or is it fourth sex scene in a row I started skimming them. It is just too much sex after sex after sex. Space those out, pretty please!
The story is really fantastic, I wish the author cut some of the repetitive sex scenes out but other than that this is a brilliant start to a new series! The family dynamic is seriously complicated and it feels so real that it completely sucked me in.
Dante is an in the closet bull rider seeking comfort in a bar after a bitter loss and falls into the arms of Ryan, a financial adviser, for a night neither of them will ever forget. Dante and Ryan meet again a few weeks later when Dante’s grandfather seeks some help with financial planning. Dante’s grandfather is dying, but he turns out to be the bridge between Ryan and Dante that brings them closer.
I’d never read anything by Andrew Grey and I found myself well entertained with A Wild Ride. I am drawn into the story right off and curious as to what will happen when Dante and Ryan meet at that bar. Dante is clearly looking to blow off steam while Ryan, well, he seems to want something besides sex though he isn't opposed to a wild night. Both men get more than they bargain for, leaving them both thinking about each other long after the break of day. As Ryan works with Dante’s grandfather, Ryan and Dante get closer and the vulnerabilities of each man is revealed. Dante is determined to stay in the closet, keeping his affair with Ryan secret, but somehow word gets out. I wonder how people made that leap? The author never alludes to how the rumors possibly get started or with whom. Gossip in a small town? Maybe but I would like to have seen a little more. A few homophobic characters adds a bit of realism to the contemporary story. I like how Dante’s grandfather talks to Dante and helps him realize he has to hang on to Ryan if he wants him. He also helps Ryan see the same thing when Ryan is attacked by a jerk with a bat bent on beating up Dante for being a gay bull rider. I really like how Ryan supports Dante when it becomes clear that Dante might lose his sponsorship. Ryan has all of his friends come out to the event by Dante’s sponsor in hopes of Dante will be able to maintain that sponsor for another year.
A Wild Ride has just the right amount angst and romance for me. I recommend this to anyone who loves cowboys as well as hot and sweet romances.
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Enjoy an Excerpt “I don’t believe it. Am I finally seeing Gabby Monroe, in the flesh, dancing to Daphni Monroe’s music?” Melissa playfully asks as she approaches, holding her hands up as if she’s filming a documentary. I catch Liam walking beside her and instantly a smile sneaks up my face.
“Not dancing,” I argue. “Swaying.”
“Say whatever you want. I have it on film,” she says as she again pantomimes a camera.
Liam chuckles and I shoot them both an incredulous look before rolling my eyes. “Melissa, your dad jokes are seriously next-level embarrassing.”
Melissa dramatically flips her long, red hair over her shoulder. “Whatever, Gabby. I know you love them. Anyways, I got to scoot. We are working on trying to get Daphni a performance slot for the American Music Awards.”
“Hi,” I say, suddenly feeling incredibly self-conscious as my brain instantly replays our kiss from last night. I had fallen asleep with the taste of him on my lips and a dorky smile plastered on my face. Daphni hadn’t shut up about it either, and had insisted I give her a play-by-play reenactment. And now that he was here again, all I could do was stare at his lips and pray they would find their way back to mine again.
“Hi,” he responds, and I feel a jab of surprise at how nervous he looks. He shoves his hands into his pockets and looks over to the stage where Daphni is performing before bringing his piercing grey eyes back to mine. “Did you sleep well last night?”
About the Author:
I have loved romance novels since I was a teen, sneaking them into my Bible studies at my all-girls Catholic school. I love strong heroines who know that the men that may come into their lives are always the icing, and never the cake.
Thanks to my own marriage, I have learned that the challenges of life can only help to make love stronger and I am grateful to my partner for embodying all the magic that love can offer.
When I am not writing or dreaming up new love stories, I am working in a retirement community outside of Boston that provides me with enough writing material for ten lifetimes.
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Love at the End of the World ...
On a future Earth, 38-yr-old single mom Jennifer Montgomery has resigned herself to making do, living her life solely to raise daughter Lila, and abandoning any thoughts of personal or career happiness. But Jennifer's narrow world blows apart as the spoiled Lila turns 18 and disappears, presumably to another planet. She'll do anything to get her back, even attacking a Terran Station official for information on her daughter's whereabouts.
Enter Siril, Zelthrane3's most notorious warrior and defender, battle scarred and missing a few body parts, but intrigued by the hotheaded Jennifer, whom he offers his help in finding Lila only on the condition Jennifer accepts him as a mate.
While it's a bit sad to think women will still have these struggles x-number of decades into the future, the parental instinct will never die. The heartbreak and frustration Jennifer feels at the loss of her daughter is completely relatable. Putting herself last is another all-too familiar theme of parenthood, and it is nice to see Jennifer gradually let go, give in to the advances of Siril and accept pleasure for herself. Also a nice change, the noble Siril comes across as sexy and desirable in spite of his age, battle scars and prosthetic parts. (This reader could do nicely with a Siril on the scene!)
However, as the two grow closer (and engage in some unconventional sex that will get your hormones firing on all thrusters), we are left wondering what has become of Lila. Told in beautifully simple language, you will have to read this story for yourself to find out. But seeing Jennifer find lasting love along the journey to finding her only child is happy ending enough for any reader, no matter which planet you read it on!
Title: The Officer and the Vampire Chef
Author: Charlie Richards
Length: 94 pages
Genres: vampire, contemporary romance,
TBR Reviewer: Erica
Rating: 3 Stars - A good read!
Heat: 3/5 -—blush worthy
A vampire chef is happily going about his life when he crashes into a robbery that leads to sparks with a human cop.
This was my first book by Charlie Richards, and I was looking forward to it. I wasn’t sure what to expect but let me start off by saying, the writing is excellent and the story is a fun short read. The story doesn’t have a good deal of the fantasy vampire world in it. The characters all carry on like humans other than mentions of blood donors. The vampire chef, Patrick, is a fun character with his blue toe nails and his very human way of disarming a robber by throwing eggs at him. Patrick also likes to dance and has a thing for fashion it seems. He’s also a good cook obviously which you rarely see in vampire romances. I like seeing it here because it adds a human dimension to vampires—it’s a wink and a nudge to the humans they once were. When Patrick stops a robbery and officer Allen Robinson comes to the scene the two don’t automatically hit it off, but it’s clear to Patrick that Allen is his beloved—soul mate. Patrick and Allen have one meal together and some hot making out but Allen is a virgin who’s so deep in the closet he steers clear of Patrick after that. So, with the help of friends, Patrick resorts to a little old-fashion game playing with a plot to run into Allen at a policeman’s dance.
I thought the story was fun but short. I would love to have seen more interaction between Patrick and Allen before Allen just accepts that Patrick is a vampire and gets involved with him. However, Allen’s reticence to come out of the closet even after the two men start dating is realistic.
I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a quick read with a hint of the supernatural, some good sex, and good writing.
Title: The Russos Episode 3
Author: D.J. Manly
Length: 56 pages
Genres: contemporary romance,
TBR Reviewer: Erica
Rating: 3 Stars -A Good Read!
Heat: 1/5 - Tame
Temptations and confessions abound as a family attempts to wade through the murky waters of the aftermath of a near fatal shooting. The Russos is a series of shorts that center around its stars Johnny and Drake Russo who are rock stars.
I’m not a fan of stories of this nature where the story is told in short bites and I haven't read the first two shorts. That said, the episode is easy to follow as it centers around an event from Episode 2 where Johnny Russo has been shot in a tussle for a gun with his brother. This is a story of taboo love and the family that surrounds Drake and Johnny the two brothers who are in love. Drake grapples with his feelings and his fears that his brother might not survive the injury. Drake also has to deal with the fact that his lawyer, a woman, is attracted to him and he can’t or might not ever be able to return her feelings since he’s in love with his brother.
I think the incestuous relationship is being handled with some sensitivity though some of Drake’s family seem to be ignoring it while others accept the closeness with a bit of bitterness. Also, an illegitimate son is introduced and he wades into the family’s muddy waters unaware that love and relationships aren’t exactly as they seem on the surface in the Russo family, well not all of them.
If you like family drama this one is for you.