Stay with me here, The Virus Maker is the 4th in a series but it’s about the Virus first breaking out where the rest of the books in the series are about the Virus after effects. So essentially this could be like the first book in the series. It was interesting how the timeline played out with the books. They could be read first to last or last to first.
Now, to the meat of the review. Fabulous! I really loved flirtatious sheriff Jace. He was so freaking adorable and there were funny one-liners. He was by far my favorite out of the trio. Colton was
great too. He was trying to save the planet but things took a turn and well, you’d have to read it to find out. Then there’s Mitch, who’s like the ankle bracket to a great slinky outfit. The three of them together lit up the page all the while the storyline kept pushing along nicely. I really loved this book. I’m
definitely getting the other books in this series!
The Virus Maker will make you a fan of James Cox writing style and his post apocalyptic world!
Giveaway: Mr. Cox is giving away a copy of the first book in the series, The Last Cowboy. The TBR Pile is giving away a Ebook from our prize list. To ENTER: Comment below on why you want to read The Virus Maker!
Elliot is an incubus who’s a business partner to Justin. Justin has one rule, never get involved with an immortal but rules are meant to be broken when love is involved.
This is the first book I’ve read by SJ Thomas and I was pleasantly surprise. The book gets right into the story but it’s not in the middle of some scene to confuse the reader. It was well done and I instantly connected with Justin. From how he talks about Elliot, I couldn’t wait to get to know him too. Elliot was fabulous, a sex demon who never missed the opportunity to flirt. The story was quick but really well done. I enjoyed it so much. The characters are still lingering in my mind.
My Business, Your Pleasure is a hot, entertaining read.
Whitney was an English teacher, after a hostage situation she runs back to her hometown trying to figure out what to do with her life. Colt, is the father of her former brief boyfriend. One she always had her eye on but was too shy to bother with, until now.
Colt could be described as arrogant, too confident, but for some reason it really freaking worked for him. I felt myself blushing as much as Whitney. He was such a dominating older man, and so well written. Whitney was so shy and emotionally damaged from her past. I wanted to see her happy ending! The editing was rough in places and some of the dialogue was a bit awkward, especially during the sex scene. Fortunately, the story was great besides those points. The characters were perfect and the plot really
romantic. Colt will be one of my favorite older men from a book, and that list is pretty short. Yes, I liked him that much. *sighs dramatically*
Vanessa Devereux is an author to look out for!
Kade is of an alien race known as D’shar. Ivy is a top scientist for earth. Together they search for a badass enemy and find out that they are mated.
Kade, oh, Kade! What an amazing man! He made me want to go crawling into a spaceship and search the vastness of space for the D’shar people. He was so hot and sweet but gorgeous. I really loved his personality. Ivy was adorable and she was equally as lovable. When they two meet, I was enthralled and knew their story would be one of my favorites. The plot is really unique and I love the world that Ms. Colt created! I haven’t read any other book in the series but it was easy to follow.
The surrendering is a must read! You’ll fall in love with the D’shar men like it did!
I was hooked from the moment seventeen year old, Dani pricked her finger on a magical rose bush. Together Again is a humorous, well-thought out, sensual take on time travel. An avid Dr. Who fan, I came with high expectations. I have to say Ms. Barbour delivered. She weaved from the past and present with the sure strokes of a strong swimmer.
Dani is nothing short of incredible. Aged beyond her years, the seventeen year old posses a witty
intelligence I found enchanting. With a hard to please and extremely controlling mother, this adventure couldn’t have happened to a more perfect person, which really made you believe the way she reacted to events that unfolded.
The hero Troy is a sexy investigator on the trail of “the” big story when he’s whammed by a spirit who turns his entire world upside down. Beneath his tough exterior lies the heart of a generous man
who’d sacrifice to help someone in need. I enjoyed watching him grow and figure his way out of the situations he was placed in. I want to say more but it might ruin your experience with spoilers, and that’s just not my style. *winks*
Full of twists, turns, and a wide range of emotion, this is a satisfying tale you’ll read time and time again. The romance scenes in the book were made so much hotter by the undeniable connection that existed between Dani and Troy. I loved that this romance came from such an internal place. Without the
trappings of external façade you’re staring at the 'Soul' of a person.
I highly recommend this very unique story of love and growth.
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I absolutely adored this story! Warm, heartfelt, and full of triumph, The Secret Santa Wishing Well, is certain to get you into the Holiday spirit. Ms. Barrett does an excellent job of capturing the nuances of everyday life. We all have scars and baggage we carry along with us on the journey known as life.
In the case of our Heroine, Cheyenne the bulk of her stress is caused by an ex-husband turned dead beat dad, Eric. Forced to raise two children on her own she works hard to provide, and still try to maintain an upbeat attitude. I couldn’t help but admire her as she pulled twelve hour shifts, and still managed to
donate her time to charity. Flawed and healing her thought process breaks my heart at times, but made the journey to wholeness so much sweeter!
Jacob. *Sighs blissfully* While he had his own issues, the man stole my heart. Sensitive, caring, and strong when he needed to be, he was the perfect match for Cheyenne and her children. The way he adored not only Cheyenne, but her children, Ben, and Desire almost brought me to tears. The bonds forged between all three of them added depth and richness that truly moved me.
Step by step Jacob and Cheyenne maneuver their way through past hang ups, Eric and tragedy to reach their happily ever after. I highly recommend this feel good romance.
This is the story of Jennifer, a part-Native American, part “other” (turns out to be Selkie)
who discovers there’s a lot more to the world than simply the gifts she thought she inherited and had to hide from the world over the course of her life. When visiting her best friend, who recently married an international rock star, she meets the mysterious man named Gabriel, and is thrust into a world she never knew existed.
I have to say, once you pick your way through the excess material in this book (I think
this book could have been closer to a 4 star review if it had been condensed), the author has a great world she’s put together here for Jennifer and Gabriel to move through. Gabe and Jennifer hook up after some strife and difficulties, though for a time I wasn’t sure who she would end up with. Every single
man she crossed paths with in this book was incredibly hot. I thought there was going to be something between Raphael and Jennifer, but it turned out to be Gabriel. Poor Rafe. At least he gets his own book and love next!
Ms. Nelson’s got a different take on where vampires come from and I have to say I really liked the threat of the impending battle between the followers of Sekhmet and Set. If you’re interested in seeing a different take on vampires and "others” (including Selkies), I say take a chance on this book.
What happens when you add one naturally submissive baker to one hard-ass biker and his cowboy mechanic best friend? You get a very hot ménage relationship! Noah Appleton meets Jake Harding
when his delivery truck breaks down on his way to deliver an order. Jake and his best friend, Michael Rawlins, own a garage called Hard & Raw, as well as being part owners in a BDSM club. The attraction between the three men is mutual and instantaneous, and soon, Jake and Michael are training Noah to be their third in hopes of a permanent relationship.
This relationship, and therefore the book, never has a real crisis point. The three just find ways to make their communications grow over time, and slowly fall in love. There are times when Noah is insecure and clingy, but he is also in his early twenties, so it was fairly natural. Although it seemed that it was an excuse to write lots of sex scenes. I enjoyed the read and plan to read more in the series. I have not read any of the previous books but could not see that it detracted from this one at all. (And it was really hot, so if that's what you are looking for in your next book, this one is a good choice!)
This is the sequel to "Switch Him Up". One year after Christian came back to Alec, after much groveling and working through their issues, the two are celebrating one year back together. However, Alec worries that Christian is subsuming all of his own needs in order to keep Alec, and each new stress in their lives makes him more concerned.
I really found this to be a nice follow-up to the first story. It is often lovely to see how an established
couple keeps it together. In this case, the scenes involving Christian's co-worker and the damage that he could have done really showed how far the two men had come in their relationship. The house-hunting was also a great analog for where they were as a couple. I definitely recommend this read to fans of
the author, those who read the first book, or someone that wants to read a good story with an established couple.
Sylvia (nicknamed Silly quickly by the hero Matthias) has pretty much adored basketball player Matthias (an experienced and very popular basketball player) her entire life. She’s working part-time at an art museum, close to finishing up her degree in sports physical therapy, when she runs into her idol who’s there for an exhibit (he’s a patron of the museum). They talk and thanks to a blizzard, quickly end up going home, and sparks ultimately fly between them. They struggle to keep their relationship a secret throughout the book from the media/most of the world because neither of them want that sort of attention.
I think a lot of the book was realistic, with the PR people scrambling to keep his personal life a secret and keep him the golden boy of basketball. When Silly goes on her final internship for her degree off to spring training and gets hit on by one of the jerk rookies, I could totally believe that set up too. I loved how Matthias got involved in that and got the guy to leave her alone. He was such a great protector, though at times he did get a bit overbearing. Silly didn’t let him get away with it too much, though in the beginning it was kind of creepy how possessive he was (both as a reader and for Silly, though she did get him to relax a bit). There was a villain who does her best to split the two of them apart and it seems to work initially, but of course love triumphs over all. I was glad to see these two get together.
I’m glad I got a chance to read this book and hope to see more from Ms. Prince in the future.
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