Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ARC Book review: Catnapped (A Matchmaker Mystery #3) by J.B. Lynn



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Cats have nine lives.

People don’t. 

When cyber-sleuth Pete Hanlon goes to the gym, he has no idea he’ll reconnect with the red-hot woman he shared a single, memorable dance with at his brother’s wedding. 

Coolly confident ex-cop Alyssa Montgomery agreed to help out a friend, but soon discovers she must deliver the ransom for a stolen cat. Worse, she needs Pete Hanlon’s help to save the kitty and solve a potentially deadly mystery. 

Can the two work out their differences in time to figure out what’s really going on before something terrible happens? 

Or will they miss out on their one chance love?

Armani is at it again playing matchmacker with her quirky mysterious ways. In Catnapped She matches up Pete Hanlon and Alyssa Montgomery although neither one really is sure they believe in Armani's talents.  Before he knows it Pete is caught up with Melissa helping to find the missing cat and protecting Mrs. M. Melissa is fighting fears from things that happened in her past and letting Pete in isn't a easy to do. It's fun to watch the characters in this story interact. You'll definitely do some laughing reading this book. Armani pops up here and there to give Alyssa or Pete a push in the right direction or at least that's what she thinks she's doing. While trying to solve the mystery Pete and Alyssa get closer and of course there is some action in this book along with the mystery and humor. All around great book and a excellent addition to this series. 

Find out more about this book and series and JB Lynn www.jblynn.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ARC Book review: Holding Strong (Ultimate #2) by Lori Foster



Available March 31st
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley for review

An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster's irresistible new novel 
Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn't share. That's why he's been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry's about to need more than she knows… 
Denver's combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she's been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can't hide behind a carefree facade. Because the man by her side is one who'll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she'll trust him enough to let him…

This is the second book in Lori Foster's new MMA fighter series. Denver Lewis has had a thing for Cherry Peyton for a while but he doesn't like games and Cherry seems to like to flirt with everyone. Once he finally gives in though he is all in. Cherry has been interested in Denver for a long time but something in her past comes back to haunt her and she has to try to put away her hard fought independence to let Denver and his friends help her. There is the romance between Denver and Cherry going on as well as the threat to Cherry by her former foster brothers.  Finding out what they are after and keeping Cherry safe becomes a big part of Denver's life along with training for a big fight he has coming up and helping out at the rec center. While i enjoyed the book the secondary characters were more entertaining to me that the main characters. For some reason i just could not click with Denver and Cherry.  It seemed to drag here and there for me too. Enjoying the series but this one is not my favorite. 

Find out more about the book and series as well as Lori Foster's other work here www.lorifoster.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ARC Book review: Texas Bossa Nova (Texas Montgomery Mavericks #5) by Cynthia D'Alba



Available March 31st
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley for review

He plans to take the wander right out of her wanderlust.

Magda Hobbs’s job as ranch housekeeper—and its daily dose of cowboys—wreaked havoc on her libido. Especially one certain cowboy she couldn’t resist. Scared of going down the same path as her mother, Magda jumped on her motorcycle and hit the road.

Five months later, her father’s mild heart attack has forced her back to Whispering Springs. While she’s grateful for the cleaning job at one of the Montgomery ranch houses, she’s not so thrilled one of the cowboys she’s looking after is the one she fell for last spring.

Reno Montgomery’s parents hiring a housekeeper for him and his brother is a nice surprise, but he’s shocked to discover it’s Magda, the woman who up and left just when things were getting serious between them.

When a freak snowstorm cuts off the outside world, the isolation rekindles their desire. But when the weather and the roads clear, Reno has to work hard and fast to keep the woman of his dreams from accelerating right out of his life again.

Warning: Contains a woman born with a bad case of wanderlust, and a cowboy determined to show her that life’s a dance that doesn’t have to two-step her out of his life

Magda Hobbs is a wanderer. Her upbringing never gave her the stability of a permanent home. Her mom  raised her on her own til she passed away when Magda was only 12. It wasn't until she was grown that her biological dad found her and finally gave her her first real home. A hot relationship with Reno Montgomery scares the crap out of her. She doesn't want to repeat her mothers mistake of falling in love with a man who doesn't love her back, so she takes off. A phone call that her dad has a heart attack to bring her home. Being home means seeing Reno. Reno and his twin brother Darren get Magda as their housekeeper as a gift from their parents for Christmas. Magda needs the money and thinks she can handle being around Reno. Not as easy as she thought when a storm traps them alone together with the power out and Reno falling in the freezing pond. This was a fast one sitting read. Gave myself a book hangover staying up to finish this it was so good. The page sizzles with Reno and Magda together. The Montgomery clan as always is fun and interesting . I'm left wondering if Darren, Reno's twin has a story in the works.  One can only hope! 


Find out more about this fabulous series and Cynthia D'Alba here www.cynthiadalba.com

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ARC Book review: The Risk (Xtreme Heroes) book one by Skye Jordan



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Former Olympian turned physical therapist to the elite Julia Bailey knows all about pushing the limits. But when a sexual harassment suit costs her a dream job—not to mention her reputation—she takes on the biggest risk of her life. Rehabilitating the X Games’ most notorious bad boy might be just what she needs to secure the funds for her own treatment center. Problem is, the only kind of recovery her new client is interested in is under-the-covers freestyle—gear optional. 

Daredevil snowboarder Noah Hunt is a rock star—on and off the slopes. A recent accident might have him down, but he’s far from out. He doesn’t care what the sexy therapist with the sweet curves says. He’s got sponsors to impress and trophies to collect, and taking things slow and steady just ain’t his style. A little dirty talk and a sizzling night later, Julia learns just how fast and hard he likes to play. Too bad for him, his heart goes all in, and one wrong move could cost him more than just his career.

This is the first book in a brand new series by Skye Jordan. It's always kind of exciting to see a brand new series start. Julia Bailey is hiding out from a scandal by working in a nursing home as a physical therapist. Her friend Drake comes to offer her a chance at getting back to her dream career. Rehabbing Noah Hunt who is a bad boy, risk taking high profile snow boarder. A serious injury combined with the stubborn Noah thinking he can rehab himself when he needs to be 100% in time for the X Games.  The two get off to a rough start with Julia eventually walking off and stealing Noah's car.  Julia had a hot career as a physical therapist until one client ruined it for her and destroyed her life. Noah is her chance to get back in there. Noah is in denial over his injury and as much as he'd like it's not getting better. Once he gives in and let's Julia start working with him he slowly gets better. One night of passion makes everything harder when Noah wants more and Julie trying to protect herself says no way.  Not while she is working with him as a client. There were also several fun secondary characters and some interesting technical information about health and diet. I loved how the story between Julia and Noah developed slowly but steady and the details about their lives came out and what happened to Julia before the book began that messed up her career. Can't wait to see where this series goes next!


Find out more about this series and Sky Jordan here www.skyejordanauthor.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ARC Book review: Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2) by Nalini Singh


Available March 10th 2015
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In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past… 

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.


This is the second book in the Rock Kiss series and book one takes place at the same time as this one pretty much. You can read this one as a stand alone as well. Gabriel is this tall, sexy and smart ex rugby player turned business guru, He takes failing companies and turns them around to make them profitable again. Charlotte has had some really bad things happen in her life and ever since then she is very careful about the people around her. Especially men. Her first meeting with Gabriel she runs into him at her work which he is the new boss. Alone after work hours she hear someone and thinks it's a intruder and throws a stapler at him. Charlotte starts out at the beginning of this book like the back of the book blurb says as a mouse. Gabriel sees something in her that attracts him though and little by little brings Charlotte out of the dark shadows she's spent the past few years in, Then the threat from her past comes back and it's sink or swim time for Charlotte. Go back to the way she was or let Gabriel be there for her and fight. I loved Gabriel and Charlotte both. Gabriel is visually described at this really big guy over 6ft tall, wide shoulders and muscular and Charlotte is described as a small and delicate. Gabriel doesn't hold back in the way he talks to Charlotte describing all the things he want to do with her but still he controls himself physically around here giving her time to get used to him. Even though he helps her a lot the help isn't just one sided. Gabriel has some issues himself with some things from his past and Charlottte helps him with it. Once she starts getting her self confidence and security in herself back she doesn't let Gabriel get away with anything. There banter is fun and her T-REX knickname for him just seems to fit. There is just so much about this book to love. It makes me wish i could unread it so i can read it again for the first time. 

Find out more about Nalini Singh and her books here www.nalinisingh.com