When Lorena finds The Castle, which specializes in Virtual Reality adventures to any time era, she and her friend jump at the chance to play. When they walk through the open door to 1969's London, it's apparent they've walked into more than just a game...
This is such an amazing story. The best time-travel story I’ve ever read! Time traveling back to 1969 under the pretense of a virtual reality experience provides these two women in their sixties another chance at love. Sherry returns at a time to take a chance she didn't take with Jeremy on the tube. They shared one kiss together and that has been her biggest regret.
Lorena, goes back with Sherry to London, however she returns home. While home she decides to spend time with her deceased husband Dave in California. They both take chances that, they didn't the first time around and really enjoy life to the fullest. What they didn't realize is that this virtual reality game is no game at all. I can't explain the twist because it'll give too much of the plot away but it is fabulous! I thought the idea and story is fresh, new and exciting. Both Sherry and Lorena have amazing stories. I must say I am shocked at how everything turns out. I’m glad that they are able to step back in time and go after what is important to them!
The author does an amazing job writing this story with such an interesting take on time-travel and virtual reality, making this a five star read!
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Title: Banking on Life
Author: Curtis A. Cooper
Length: Novel - 160 pages
Genres: Adventure, Contemporary, Inspirational, Young Adult
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars – A Good Read
Faith and Hope. A modern family must find both to re-connect with each other and what's important in life.
This is a tale of faith both lost and found, and the journey back to wholeness of a family on the verge of unraveling. Jake Farnsworth sees his family of four drifting apart, and plans a camping trip to rekindle a sense of togetherness. At odds with his wife's dedicated involvement with her church, and his son and daughter indifferent to just about everything, Jake is a man whose inner compass has begun to lose its true north. However, nature has other plans than providing the Farnsworths with just a pleasant hike through the woods. When the camping trip becomes a life or death situation, true love and true faith bring out the best in everyone and heal a hurting family unit.
As an 'inspirational' read, this novel certainly ticks all the boxes, and adds in a thriller element for good measure. While at times unrealistic, the plight of this family and the dangers they face keeps the pages turning. However, a little less detail and a bit more research into back-country camping requirements would have made the story tighter and more believable. But in the end, finding renewed purpose and re-establishing a loving family relationship through such trials sends a joyful and inspirational message that tugs at the reader's heart and brings a satisfying happy ending.
Rosanna and Houston are happy. The sex is great. Their jobs are great. Life is beautiful. But Houston, being a detective, tells Rosanna about a 12-year-old unsolved case and the memories she thought were lost begin to return. Could the woman he loves be the key to the unsolved case or the killer?
This is a really unique story idea that instantly caught my attention. This is a thrilling story with erotic romance weaved throughout. I quickly found myself engrossed in the mystery and secrets. I love me some sexy cops/detectives so I am all for Houston. I found Rosanna to be sweet and complex. Together they heat up the pages but also give you a look at the dark secrets in their past. If you like romantic suspense or you’re like me, where I devour it, you’ll love this book.
Looking for a twisted, romantic, edge of your seat story? Look no further than Undeniable by Ravenna Tate!
What can you do when the man of your dreams is a man of the cloth? Pray!
Nurse Clara Jennings has moved to the big city from her hometown village, and finds comfort and familiarity in attending St. Agnes church in London. All too familiar is the church’s new vicar, Reverend Mark Travis, handsomer than any cleric has a right to be, and the one boy from her youth she can never forget. Will he remember her, and feel the same unrequited longings as she, from their intimate encounter years before? Would it even matter? Sadly, the one man she always wanted is the one Clara can never have. Mark’s straightlaced background led him down a path of righteousness, but meeting Clara again just may turn him down the road to sin!
This author has a knack for telling a potentially polarizing story in the sweetest way. Religious oaths are not to be taken lightly; few can endeavor to uphold them, and even fewer can truly resist temptation. Mark Travis is such a man, and Clara provides the temptation in spades.
I like how Clara is more the romantic aggressor here than saintly Mark, a nice turn of the tables. The romance and sexy scenes are not overdone nor underdone. Like baby bear’s porridge, they are “just right” for this genre and style. The pace and length make Confession a perfect paperback to hide in your hymnal, and finish reading before the preacher’s sermon is done. Everyone will think the smile on your face is from his uplifting words. But you’ll never have to confess the real reason!
The cover does not do this book justice. Just putting that out there. The blurb sounded okay but once I started reading I was hooked!
Nicolas works for the mob. He’s at yet another beat down when he’s left alone to question the young man getting wailed on. It turns out Miles isn’t a mole just a brother but he originally lied to the mob and told them he didn’t have any family. Nicolas isn’t the hard ass he seems to think he is when Miles story makes him feel too much. With the mob involved, how can they possibly find a happy ending?
Dark, gritty and well written is the best way to describe this book. The story has a very real feel and the details show the grimy world of the mob. It’s not all death and bullets. There’s a love story in here and it plays out with the city backdrop. I really found myself reading this and being pulled under the sway of the authors talent. Add in all the action, intriguing characters and hot sex, what more can you possibly want? And those sex scenes *gasps*, wow! This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I’m excited to see what else S.A. Stovall has for readers. It’s definitely one of my favorite books this year.
Vice City is a raw, gritty, dark romance that you MUST READ!
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Cassie has a bad history with men but she’s content to focus on her job. But her next-door neighbor and co-worker, deputy Slade is driving her nuts. Must he have sex with women outside and it’s always a different girl! When the come to a tentative truce they both find out there’s more to each other than what’s on the surface.
Cassie rocks! She’s had a tough past and is now very guarded but I love the way she deals with Slade. She doesn’t fall over him, she stands up to him. She’s not weak and worthless. She isn’t falling for his sexual pickup lines or his handsome face…at first. There’s a slow chipping away at her resolve that I really love reading. Jared doesn’t date just uses women for sex but that pattern is changing now that he’s gotten to know his neighbor and co-worker Cassie. Their romance is tantalizing and intoxicating. I couldn’t stop reading! There isn’t much action but that didn’t matter because their story really pulled me in. I wanted to see how they finally admitted to each other about their feelings. The ending is really rushed though and I wish the author would have taken her time telling us about Cassie and Slades happy ending.
If you’re looking for a hot, quick read this book will be perfect fit.
Jared is in love. Hopelessly, helplessly, completely in love. The problem is that Freya is self-conscious and doesn’t understand how much she means to him.
This is a simple but sweet story of falling in love and getting that elusive happily ever after. I like Jared. His feelings for Freya come through loud and clear. His intentions are honorable and from his heart. Which is why some of the creepy bits feel acceptable, such as the camera’s in the apartment. Jared persistence is a complete turn on too. Freya has issues and she doesn’t want to want Jared but she does. We women can be a complicated bunch. I like the push and pull between them. The romance is hot if a little predictable. Freya’s a virgin and Jared’s a sex god. Addicted to his Touch hit that swoon spot for me though. I’ve been in the mood for this kind of sweep you off your feet book. Jared and Freya are perfect for that satisfaction.
Humans have been marked for and by the dragons for centuries, however they do not know dragons exist. Tattoo artist and dragon shifter Duncan Strannach faces problem when he scents his very human mate. Kerry Jo Watson cannot understand the insane attraction she feels to this dominant man. She came here to get a tattoo checked, not have these feelings for the artist—or get a job as his receptionist. She’s determined to not get involved with the boss. Duncan needs Kerry’s submission of her own free will, and it kills him to keep his distance. The revelation of “I turn into a fire-breathing dragon” tends to wreak havoc on a relationship. In the end, it’s all rather simple. They’re dragon mates, and when Kerry accepts the dominance of her Sir, magic happens.
Duncan, a tattoo artist and dragon shifter has all but given up on his mate coming to him. He is shocked to find his mate and that she is human. From the start I loved Kerry Jo and Duncan together. It is amazing how fate finally brings them together. Their story is fast past, but I like that it isn't prolonged with the dating or miscommunication. I find the way the author wrote this as exiting and sexy. Duncan and Kerry Jo's love of BDSM brings that extra heat to their relationship! I also think the secondary characters to be exciting and interesting. Dragon shifters are not as common as other shifters and I loved the way they are portrayed in this story! I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.
If you love shifters, you have to read Marked by the Dragon!
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Rai is in serious trouble, the kind that could end up with her face down in a river. The mob is after her when she refuses them. She has no plan, no hope and then she finds herself face to face with Tannin. Tannin is a member of the Demons on Wheels MC. He’s a bad boy who knows what he wants and what he wants is Rai.
When Rai meets Tannin it is literally explosive and in a horrible, hysterical, oh my God!, kind of way. Instantly, I love Rai because that’d be something I’d do. Meet a sexy guy and get sick. She isn’t a tough woman but she isn’t totally helpless either. I love that about her. She is your average woman and not some TSTL character. Tannin! Oh, my. Yeah, he’s the type of bad boy that makes a woman dream very dirty things. I really like how Rai and Tannin interact. It feels very natural and incredibly hot! Add in some suspense and this is a five star, must read, seriously go buy this, type of book.
If you’re looking for sexy bikers, action, romance and a book you can’t put down, check out Tannin’s Thunderbolt!
A busted radiator strands Lyndi Garrison on a deserted road and shoves her directly into the path of a sexual predator. She fends off her attacker until a stranger appears from nowhere to help. She's instantly attracted to him and before the evening ends, they share a devastating kiss and a knock-out round of sex unlike anything she's ever known. Can these two make it work?
Seth fell for another angel eons ago, and was cast down from the Heavens. Seeking redemption, he works for the Angels of Death, taking lives of those destined to die. All he wants is to return home and get his wings back! Everything changes when a beautiful brunette pops into his life and turns his ordered world up-side down, tempting him with something he hasn't experienced in forever. Love.
I really enjoyed this story about angels & demons. Seth is still sweet and good despite being a fallen angel. He just fell for the wrong girl/demon. Seth is just a genuine man who wants to do good in the world! Lyndi, has fallen on hard times as well. After losing her child, she has a lot to overcome and she starts on her path to recovery. Meeting Seth has brought out feelings she never thought she would have again. I love her personality and that of her family. These two make each other complete! I love the connection they have and where their story goes. The whole good versus evil makes everything that much more thrilling.
Tempted is a thrilling tale of an angel and human finding love again to heal one another!