Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Review: The Guy Next Door by authors Lori Foster, Susan Donovan and Victoria Dahl

The Guy Next Door is a anthology with three great books inside. Kind of like a chance to try out possibly 3 new to you authors. This is why these books are fun. I have read Lori Foster before she is one of my fav authors as well as Victoria Dahl. I have only read one of Victoria Dahl's series and that's the deliciously funny Tumble Creek series. This is the first time that I've read Susan Donovan that i know of though. I only knew that Lori Fosters novella is this is a intro to her Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series so i had to hurry up and read that so i could be ready for that first book in that series. I've read and reviewed the first two in that  series here, When You Dare and Trace of Fever on the blog. I read that first then set it aside for a bit to read other stuff. I am so happy i got back to it this past weekend and read the second two books in this because wow good stuff!

Victoria Dahl's contribution introduces you to a new series that she is coming out with this fall called The Donovan Brothers Brewery series. I have to tell you her novella Just a Little Taste is just that a little taste! Wow she reels you in and  leaves you hanging. What a  tease! Leaves you something to look forward to this fall though so that's great right? Eric Donovan is always the responsible brother. In a moment of insanity he pretends he's his brother Jamie so he can have a one night stand with a gorgeous women who doesn't realize he's not the wild brother. This story is continued later this fall.

Susan Donovan is a new to me author. Love when i get to read one of those and love what i read. Her contribution to The Guy Next  door is called Gail's Gone wild.  In this one 36 year old Gail decides to go along with her 17 yr old daughter and her friend on spring break to Key West. What she didn't expect is to find a hot sexy 38 year old Jesse next door to her rental. Jessie who has burned by women before is really JD Batista (Jessie to friends and family) but Gail doesn't recognize him as the best selling author of thrillers that he is. When he finally comes clean can things work out between the two of them after spring break?? This one was so much fun. Gail gets to experience a freedom of life she never got to before since she got pregnant and married young and has had responsibilities.Divorced for a while now and her daughter almost grown it's time to let loose some right?  It was great to see this story unfold and see how the 17 year old daughter reacts to her mom getting a life!

Here some little bits from each novella

Lori Foster Ready, Set, Jett!
A vacation from her no-strings romance with her sexy next-door-neighbor. That's what Natalie Alexander needs to get her head—and heart—together. But her solo trip south turns into a disaster—until gorgeous Jett Sutter turns up with another challenge.
You can read a excerpt for this book on Lori's website by clicking here. Make sure you check out the series Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor that this novella introduces you to.

Susan Donovan Gails' Gone Wild
Single mom Gail Chapman insists on chaperoning her teenage daughter's spring-break trip to Key West. But she never expects to face temptation—in the hunky form of Jesse Batista, the mysterious man in the cottage next door.

Victoria Dahl Just a Little Taste!
The Donovan Brothers Brewery series, set in a family-owned microbrewery in Boulder, Colorado, opens with the novella "Just One Taste" in the anthology The Guy Next Door.
Eric Donovan is the oldest of the family, and he's always responsible and well-behaved. After all, he has to set an example for his brother and sister, right? Well...

All-work-and-no-play businessman Eric Donovan won’t be distracted by a “businesswoman” who’s all wrong for him. Beth Cantrell owns a woman’s erotica shop! And she has a juicy little secret. Can she tempt him to put pleasure before business for once?

"Just One Taste" is the start of his story with Beth Cantrell. What happens when they meet up again later? You'll find out in Real Men Will, out in November! Find out more about The Donovan Brothers Brewery series on Victoria Dahl's website by clicking here .

I have to say that before i read this the reviews i heard about were pretty mixed but i loved all three. Susan Donovan's novella was a great funny refreshing read and Victoria Dahl reminded me who i loved her writing and Lori Foster what can i say i love romantic suspense and her novella puts your foot in the door to a great series of books so far with The Men who Walk the Edge of Honor series. I give amply titled book The Guy Next door 4 and 1/2 Modokker Book Pick Stars.

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