Friday, July 21, 2017

eARC Book review: Leader of the Pack (The Dogfather #3) by Roxanne St. Claire

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Available July 21,2017
eARC Provided by author for review

Very few things ruffle K-9 trainer Liam Kilcannon. Stoic and steady, he has the patience and skill to transform a harmless puppy into a highly protective “schutzhund,” and the quiet strength to lead his five younger siblings through the storms of life. A former Marine who doesn’t waste words or squander emotions, Liam is also a man who very much wanted to spend his life with one special woman by his side. He found her… and lost her. And Liam won’t ever let himself slide down the Andi Rivers Slippery Slope to Misery again. But when his father tells him Andi’s house has been broken into, he doesn’t hesitate to offer her his beloved protection dog, a decision that will put them in close and constant contact.

Architect and single mom Andi Rivers knows nothing in life is certain, having first-hand experience with unexpected changes and tragedies that upended her world. Determined to protect her deeply shy little boy from another heartache, she’s vowed to stay single and unattached no matter how long and lonely her nights might be. Hesitant to take Liam’s dog at first, she soon changes her mind when an estranged relative launches a campaign to take custody of little Christian. A dog won’t be enough…Andi needs a family to protect her son. When the Kilcannon clan moves into action, the solution they offer is drastic but perfect. Liam and Jag are there to protect Andi’s home and child…but what will protect their hearts from the risk of falling in love – and failing – one last time?
 


Liam Kilcannon is a glutton for punishment. He's loved Andi Rivers since he laid eyes on her.  The K-9 trainer at the family business he's tough and  stable on the outside. On the inside he's soft and squishy. He's looking for a love like his parents had and thinks Andi is the one. Unfortunately after only a month of dating the father of her 6 year old son stepped back into the picture and she ended them. Three years later Andi needs his help but her heart is still holding up a stop sign any time he gets close.  I really am enjoying this series and the big family of Kilcannon's too.  I loved both Liam and Andi and Andi's little boy Christian. Liam and his protection dog Jag open shy and sweet Christian up and he's like a new kid. When you think there is only one bad guy in this story you might be surprised when the bigger picture opens up. I really wanted to Andi to get  a clue about Liam sooner than she did. The back and forth was started to get to me by the end.  I loved seeing all the secondary characters woven in and out of the story. The author wraps this up wonderfully and i was so happy with the Epilogue. This has been one of those series you get comfortable reading because you know you're going to enjoy every book. 

Find out more about this series and author Roxanne St. Claire here www.roxannestclaire.com

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

eARC Book review: Rocky Mountain Home (Six Pack Ranch #11) by Vivian Arend

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Available July 18th
eARC Provided by author for review

The FINAL NOVEL in the bestselling SIX PACK RANCH series by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend. 
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There’s no distance you can run to escape the past. 

Too stubborn to face his sins, Jesse Coleman bolted from the Six Pack Ranch, only to fall straight into the arms of a beautiful stranger. Twelve hours later, the seductive firebrand is nothing but a whiskey-laced memory—but one powerful enough to convince Jesse tracking down his elusive lover is worth the effort. 

Darilyn Hayes figured it was her lucky night when the sexiest cowboy in Alberta interrupted her annual drink-until-I-fall-over wake. At least until four weeks later when she discovers she’s pregnant and her one-night-stand is nowhere to be found. Still, as she’s shared with her devoted blog readers, Dare has dealt with life’s not-so-gentle surprises before. She’ll make it on her own. 

When an internet picture gone viral leads to their reunion, Jesse’s floored by Dare’s news. She’s very clear she’s not looking for a commitment, but screw that. He’s going to do the right thing by her and his unborn kid. The fact they lit the sheets on fire is a bonus, but with a baby on the way, both their lives are gonna change. 

Jesse’s got a ton of family to reconnect with, including his estranged twin. Dare holds family loosely—even though she loves them—because she knows too well how fragile life can be. Between her and Jesse, they’ve got enough baggage to open a store. 

But they still have a shot at forever—if they’re willing to fight for it. 

Jesse Coleman left town without saying goodbye to his family especially his beloved twin brother. Running away from his problems wasn't the smartest thing but it led him straight into his destiny. Darilyn Hayes is having her own get away party of one when Jesse walks in to the bar she is drowning old sad memories in. They hit it off right away and after a unforgettable night Jesse wakes up alone. Neither one forgets the other and when Dari realizes she's pregnant she needs to try and find Jesse. Thankfully he finds her when she posts about him on her blog and includes a sexy picture. I loved Jesse and Dari together. They clicked for me right from the beginning. Jesse struggles with the stuff he messed up before he left home and some of the other stuff he feels he did wrong over the years. Dari struggles with what she's going to do with a baby on the way and missing her parents. Changes all around for them both. Dari helps Jesse work through everything and Jesse is there for Dari while both learn about each other.  I felt their love for each other right away but of course they didn't know it realize it themselves. It was fun watching them get to know either other and their respective families while finding their way to love. Hate to see this series come to a end but i know there is a spin off series coming up involving Dari's family. I don't think we've seen the last of the Coleman's just yet. 


Find out more about this series and Vivian Arend here www.vivianarend.com

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

eARC Book review: Fuel for Fire (Black Knights Inc. #10) by Julie Ann Walker

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Available July 4th 2017
eARC Provided by publisher though Netgalley

A brooding covert operative and a spunky CIA agent discover a burning passion in the next installment of Julie Ann Walker's red-hot BKI series

Dagan Zoelner has made three huge mistakes
The first two left blood on his hands. 
The third left him wondering...what if? What if he had told the woman of his dreams how he felt before his world fell apart?

Spitfire CIA agent Chelsea Duvall has always had a thing for bossy, brooding Dagan. It's just as well that he's never given her a second look, since she carries a combustible secret about his past that threatens to torch their lives...


Dagan Zoelner and Chelsea Duvall have been banging against each other for years. Hostile toward each other for reasons we have never really been privy to until now. Small bits and pieces of their histories have been given to us in small doses in previous books. The sexual tension off the charts. Finally Chelsea has her big moment in the field on her own. It all seems to going really well until it just isn't. Dagan to the rescue though with the help from a few other BKI's and they are on the run. Lives in the balance Dagan finally tells Chelsea how he feels.  Chelsea is forced to tell a secret that will devastate Dagan.  Besides a banging great story with the main characters Julie Ann Walker writes beautiful secondary characters as well. You're not just entertained by the main love interests but dazzled by her secondaries as well. She sets up future books in bits and pieces. Just enough to make you get excited by what's to come. Dagan and Chelsea are these wonderful people who blame themselves for things they weren't guilty of. The sizzle between these two was off the charts. There was something about Dagan when he first appeared in this series that got to me. I was so happy to finally see him get his happy ending. He more than deserved it. 

Find out more about this series and Julie Ann Walker here www.julieannwalker.com