Friday, February 15, 2019

Review: Battle of the Bulge (OHellNo #4) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

"Nope. I'm not going to listen to you. And you and your big bearded clam hammer, zipper burrito, meat rocket, cocktopus, one-eyed crotch dragon can just...suck it." - Abi Carter

Battle of the Bulge
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: OHellNo #4
Publisher: Mimi Boutique
Published: February 14, 2019
Source: author for review

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“Chicks can’t be bodyguards. Especially hot chicks.”

MY NAME IS MITCH HOFER. I’m a world-famous swimmer from Australia, best known for three things: my gold medals, my looks, and filling out a swimsuit with my…eh-hem—bulky equipment. Let’s just say there’s a reason my nickname is “the Bulge.”

But beyond the fame, sponsors, and glory, there’s more to me than people know, including one hell of a mess I’ve gotten mixed up in. Life-or-death stuff, so bring in the professionals. Just don’t give me a chick bodyguard. Especially a young hot one who distracts me at every turn and hates my guts…

MY NAME IS ABI CARTER, and I hate Mitch Hofer. Yeah, he might be the sexiest champion swimmer in the world, but I’d give this guy a gold medal for being a first-class jerk.

Unfortunately, my boss has given me a choice—guard Mitch or get another job. And I really need the money. I can be professional, but if Mitch says “chicks can’t be bodyguards” one more time, I just might strangle him myself.

Still, something about the way Mitch keeps looking at me makes me think there’s more to his story. It’s almost as if he’s trying to drive me away. But why?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Release Day Buzz: Huge Deal (21 Wall Street #3) by Lauren Layne


Huge Deal
Lauren Layne
21 Wall Street #3
Montlake Romance
February 12, 2019


Even for a top-gun banker, temptation this hot is quite a gamble, in a sexy Wall Street romp from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.

An alpha among the wolves of Wall Street, Kennedy Dawson rose to the top of the pack by striking the right contracts at the right times. But there’s one deal that’s been giving him a run for his money—a pact to never again let his assistant, Kate, get under his skin. She may be smart, gorgeous, and sharp as a whip, but she’s definitely off-limits.

Kate Henley isn’t a banker, but she knows a thing or two about risk management—specifically, about managing her attraction to her smolderingly sexy boss. She already fell once, and Kennedy showed no sign of paying a return on her investment. So when Kennedy’s brother starts pursuing her, Kate figures she has the best of both worlds. Jack is charming, rich, very attentive, and the spitting image of his older brother.

It’s also making Kennedy think twice. But to win Kate’s heart, he’ll have to broker the deal of a lifetime…and prove he’s worth the risk.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Deceptions and Desires by Melinda Di Lorenzo

"I swear to God... If you die trying to keep me alive, I'll bring you back to life, then kill you again myself." - Jane Green

Deceptions and Desires
Author: Melinda Di Lorenzo
Publisher: Harlequin Noir
Published: February 2, 2015
Source: publisher for review

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Well, if I'm going to die, at least it's under a man who looks like that. And feels like this.

Funny the things that leap to mind when your apartment has just exploded in front of you. Jane Greene wasn't always her name. But she left the original behind the night she finally killed her vicious mobbed-up husband and then bolted.

Eight years lying low. Now the only thing standing—lying, really—between her and a crew of vengeful Abruzzi family goons is a man. He says his name is Leo. He wants to save her even more than he just plain wants her. Adrenaline and lust are powerful allies. So they run, together.

But more potent than the sheen of sweat between Jane and Leo is a secret. A past that one remembers with grief and regret, and that the other can't begin to guess. Both know that the Abruzzis cannot be stopped. That a tryst is not trust. And that no one will escape unscathed.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Review: The Viscount Can Wait (The Reluctant Brides #2) by Marie Tremayne

"If I am truly as wicked as you believe me to be, would I not already be ravishing you against the wall?" - Thomas, Lord Evanston

The Viscount Can Wait
Author: Marie Tremayne
Series: The Reluctant Brides #2
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Published: October 23, 2018
Source: publisher for review

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After five years away, Lady Eliza Cartwick isn’t relishing returning to the whirl of the London season. But the young widow knows to ensure the best future for herself and her young daughter, Rosa, she must remarry. If only Lord Evanston, the dashing rogue who has haunted her dreams since she was sixteen, didn’t insist on distracting her with his searing looks and lingering touches at the most inconvenient times...

Thomas, Lord Evanston, has wanted Eliza since her engagement ball all those years ago. His best friend’s sister has constantly been out of reach . . . until now. The forbidden has always tempted him, but when Thomas realizes he wants the object of his fantasies for far more than a dalliance, he must convince her that he’s not just a rake; he’s a viscount who’s worth the wait.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Spotlight: The Military Wife (A Heart of a Hero #1) by Laura Trentham


The Military Wife
Laura Trentham
A Heart of a Hero #1
St. Martin's Press
February 5, 2019


A young widow embraces a second chance at life when she reconnects with those who understand the sacrifices made by American soldiers and their families in award-winning author Laura Trentham’s The Military Wife.

Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband, Noah Wilcox’s death, nearly five years earlier. With her son Ben turning five and living at home with her mother, Harper fights a growing restlessness, worried that moving on means leaving the memory of her husband behind.

Her best friend, Allison Teague, is dealing with struggles of her own. Her husband, a former SEAL that served with Noah, was injured while deployed and has come home physically healed but fighting PTSD. With three children underfoot and unable to help her husband, Allison is at her wit’s end.

In an effort to reenergize her own life, Harper sees an opportunity to help not only Allison but a network of other military wives eager to support her idea of starting a string of coffee houses close to military bases around the country.

In her pursuit of her dream, Harper crosses paths with Bennett Caldwell, Noah’s best friend and SEAL brother. A man who has a promise to keep, entangling their lives in ways neither of them can foresee. As her business grows so does an unexpected relationship with Bennett. Can Harper let go of her grief and build a future with Bennett even as the man they both loved haunts their pasts?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Spotlight: The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride (Outlaw Mail Order Brides #1) by Linda Broday


The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride
Linda Broday
Outlaw Mail Order Brides #1
Sourcebooks Casablanca
January 29, 2019


When the West was wild
And man’s law favored the few
These extraordinary women could be found…
…in the heart of an outlaw.

Former outlaw Clay Colby is abuzz with his mail order bride’s expected arrival. He’s fought long and hard to drag Devil’s Crossing out of lawlessness…so when his homestead is set ablaze by a bitter rival, he’s heartbroken. There’s no woman in the world who’d stand by him now.

But Tally Shannon is no ordinary woman.

After escaping the psychiatric hospital in which she was wrongfully detained, Tally only wants someone to protect her and the little girl under her care. She doesn’t mind that Clay’s home is dang near burned to the ground—not when he makes her feel so safe. So cherished. But it’s only a matter of time before the ghosts of her past come calling…and her loving cowboy must defend his new bride—and the family they built together—to his very last breath.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Review: The Way You Love Me (Angel Falls #2) by Miranda Liasson

"You must taste good. I mean -- what I meant was, you must have something on your hand that tastes good." - Caden Marshall

The Way You Love Me
Author: Miranda Liasson
Series: Angel Falls #2
Publisher: Forever
Published: January 29, 2019
Source: publisher for review

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Gabby Langdon has always tried to make people happy. She even went to law school to please her father, and now she’s a highly successful-albeit bored-attorney. But Gabby secretly dreams of being a writer, so for once she does something for herself-she signs up for a writing class taught by best-selling novelist Caden Marshall. There’s only one problem: her brooding, sexy professor is a distraction she can’t afford if she’s finally going to get the life she truly wants.

Recently divorced and suffering from the world’s worst case of writer’s block, Caden is in Angel Falls to get his life back on track. He’s focused on teaching and providing a stable and loving home for his young daughter, Ava. The last thing he needs is to jeopardize his new job, which means keeping plenty of distance between himself and his talented new student-no matter how tempted he is by Gabby’s beauty, kind heart, or the sparks that fly whenever they’re together.