Friday, July 31, 2015

ARC Book review: Thrill Me (Fool's Gold #18) by Susan Mallery

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Meet the Mitchell brothers of Fool's Gold, California—five gorgeous men who've left a trail of broken hearts in their wake… 

Maya Farlow learned the hard way to depend only on herself, so when she fell too deeply for the bad-boy charms of Del Mitchell, she did the only thing she could—she ran. Stunned, Del left Fool's Gold to make his name and fortune in extreme sports. 

Now ten years later, Maya's been hired to promote her hometown's new slogan, The Destination for Romance. The celebrity spokesman is none other than Del, the man she dumped but never forgot. Awkward! 

Although Del's not the type to hold a grudge, he's determined to avoid falling a second time for the woman who broke his heart. He's a daredevil, not an idiot. Trouble is, in all his adventures, he never found a rush as exhilarating as Maya's kiss. Maybe risking his heart will prove to be the biggest thrill of all…

Susan Mallery introduces us to a new group of brothers in her newest Foold Gold series book. The Mitchell brothers are all gorgeous and successful and full of secrets. Del Mitchell is the oldest brother and ten years ago he thought he found the love of his life in Maya but she broke his heart and left town so he did too. Maya Farlow was introduced in the last book in this series and now we finally find out who she really is and her past in Fools Gold. Dropped in a new family with 2 step brothers as a teen she was scared of relationships and love but found with Del she could be herself. When things got series her past experience with her mother freaked her out enough she told Del he was too boring for her and fled. Now as luck ( or Mayor Marsha) would have it they are both back in town and thrown together to work on a town project.  Love these two together. They compliment each other and the chemistry is great! Secrets are a problem in the Mitchell family and Maya is forced to keep a secret from Del she knows will blow their rekindled relationship apart. Great introductions into of the entire Mitchell family with a few of their secrets revealed but something tells me there are more coming. Love how the author keeps this series alive and we still get to see some of the original characters popping in now and then. Can't wait to see what happens next!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ARC Book review: Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Available July 28th 2015
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Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down. 

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

This is the first in a new series by Sawyer Bennett. Woolf Jennings and Callie Hayes have a history.  Woolf was best friend with her brother for years until his death. Then they lost touch except for now and then run ins. Callie offered Woolf her virginity but do to some guilt he turned her down. Heartbroken Callie tried to move on. Callie has had feelings for Woolf since first laying eyes on him as a kid.  Now she is back in town fresh off a break up with her boyfriend. After catching him in a kinky sex type position with another women she's done.  Woolf has a history of kinky sexcapades himself. He and his college room mate and best friend have opened up a night club with a secret sex club on the same property. When Callie turns up on the bar in a  wet t shirt contest Woolf sees red. Callie is done being the women that does what other people expect. She's decided to make a change and live a more full life. Woolf is going to help her with that whether he likes it or not. So begins a crazy whirlwind relationship between Callie and Woolf. Smoking hot sex scenes along with complicated feeling does not make a for a easy time. Woolf has to come to terms which what he really wants before he loses Callie for good. Loved the relationship between Bridger and Woolf. It's a rare thing when two people can be so close as the share everything and know each other better than they know themselves. I can't wait to see if we learn more about Bridger in the next installment. Callie has to be a tough women to put up with all the bullshit with the men in her life. Seems like they all hurt her over and over. I kept wondering how Callie and Woolf would find the balance in their lives. I love how it ended and look forward to book two. There is a peek at chapter one of the next book and the end and it's a little shocking and confusing until you get to the end so if you get there keep reading. Such a great balance of relationship and kink. A must read for fans of erotica and light BDSM.

Find out more about the series and Sawyer Bennett here

Monday, July 27, 2015

ARC Book review: Fatal Pursuit (Aegis #3) by Elisabeth Naughton

Available July 28th
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Five years ago, Aegis Security op manager Marley Addison’s lover died in a South American raid gone horribly wrong…or so she thought. When she receives a phone call telling her that he is still very much alive and in danger, she vows to bring him home safely, even if Aegis CEO and former Navy SEAL Jake Ryder has kept her out of the field for the last few years. Then Jake shows up in Colombia to help her, leaving Marley annoyed…and more than a little distracted by her alarmingly handsome boss.

As things between Marley and Jake heat up in the wilderness, they discover their rescue mission is filled with treachery. Now the domineering Jake has to rely on Marley for survival. But can she depend on him when their mission takes a shocking and deadly turn?

I have not read the previous books in this series. I generally do not like coming into a series in the middle so to speak but romantic suspense is one of my favorite genre's. I really enjoyed this author's Eternal Guardians series so i wanted to try this one.  It drew me in fairly quickly and i read 70% of the book in one sitting. Marley is a very worldly women she's been all over with her father and his security firm growing up. Because of a incident 5 years earlier where the man she was dating was lost in a op over seas Marley left her father's company and later went to work for Aegis. Jake Ryder is the owner of that company and they clash all the time. Marley wants to be a field operative but Jake won't let her. She believes he doesn't think she is capable. Jake likes Marley more than he thinks he should so he does a lot of stupid things that hurt Marley. After leaving her out of important info changes on a op Marley decides she is finally done. Then she receives a phone call from the man she thought was dead, she drops everything to go help him. Jake panics a little when Marley tells him she is through and then more so when he finds out she's gone to Columbia.  He  decides to go after her. This is where it starts to get interesting but also a little weird. I thought something more would happen in Columbia. While they did get together I thought there would be more danger and something would happen once they found Marley's ex. I was expecting more. Back stateside though not much more happens in regards to the suspense part. It didn't really happen until the very end. I think this story was more about the relationship between Marley and Jake.  Overall i enjoyed Fatal pursuit and hope i can go back and read the first two books. Definitely would like to see more books in this series and enjoyed all the characters.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ARC Book review: The Hitwoman's Act of Contrition (Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman, #10) by J.B. Lynn

Available July 25th  PRE-ORDER Now
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Imagine a high-strung, comfort loving hitwoman at a rustic spiritual retreat. 

Things are finally looking up for Maggie Lee. 

Her almost-lover Patrick is taking steps (albeit deadly ones) to insure they’ll have a future together, her niece Katie is about to be released from the hospital, her sister Marlene has stopped turning tricks and started tossing pizzas, and Maggie has a chance to land a new (legal) job. 

If only God would stop hounding her to apologize to her mother, Maggie would be pretty close to content with her life. 

When Maggie agrees to take out a new target, using a spiritual retreat as her cover story, she ends up with a spoon (long story), an odd, selectively mute roommate, and a chance to save a life. 

As Maggie struggles to balance all the important people in her life and deliver on the deadly contract, she begins to believe that God may be right about the act of contrition he’s demanded…but will she live long enough to do it?

If you have been following along with this series you know all about Maggie Lee and if you don't, well Maggie is a hitwoman. She didn't intend to be one it just kind of happened. It all started when she was in a car accident with her sister and her brother in law and her niece. She survived without a scratch. Her sister and Brother in law didn't make it and her niece Katie in a coma with brain trauma. Maggie finds herself the guardian of little Katie and to get her the best care she stumbles into this hitwoman gig. She has a real job too at a insurance company. Between book one and now a whole lot happens to keep Maggie Lee on her toes. Of course just when she thinks she might be getting a hold on her life again something else happens. In this book Maggie finds herself and a spiritual retreat. It's the last thing she want to do but to complete a hit she has taken on a pedofile and all around bad guy she has to bear with it.  Patrick her murder mentor/cop/ and maybe lover is there to add moral support and shows steps towards them being together for real someday. He's complicated. Of course her animal menagerie is there, Dee Dee the Doberman Pinscher, Piss the cat and God (short for Godzilla) the lizard. Did i mention Maggie can talk to all of them? Yup and they help out where they can. Sometimes they are Maggie's eyes and ears.  Armani her semi psychic friend is there to give her a little direction with her scrabble tiles. If you want to laugh experience a little mystery with it The Hitwoman's Act of Contrition will hit the spot.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ARC Book review: Hell or High Water (Deep Six #1) by Julie Ann Walker

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In a world on the brink...

Six men. One sunken Spanish galleon. Millions in gold and silver coins lying on the ocean floor. And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto: the only easy day was yesterday...

There's more than one kind of treasure...

The nation's security has always been CIA agent Olivia Mortier's top priority. But a mission-gone-wrong has begun to make her wonder if there's more to life than risking hers.

And more than one secret at the bottom of the sea...

Only two things could make Leo Anderson abandon his hunt for the legendary lost ship, La Santa Christina, and return to the world of weapons and warfare he swore to leave behind: a capsule of enriched uranium, lost on the ocean floor, and a plea for assistance from the one woman he can't seem to forget...

Julie Ann Walker's new spin off series Deep Six starts out with the sexy Leo Anderson. We met all the guys on his newly formed salvage company in the last Black Ops Inc series book. Now it's their turn show us what they have got. Just when Leo and his former Navy Seal friends are getting ready to embark on their first salvage attempt CIA agent Olivia Mortier shows up with her own salvage job for them. They have the equipment and the military background just in case there is trouble and they are in the right place. Then there is that pesky thing that Olivia and Leo kind of had going back on a mission that ended in the death of one of their own. What's that all about? Leo wants to find out. No matter if they are civilians now their military training and integrity tells them they need to help out. Things are never easy though and it doesn't take it long for thing to go awry. A great introduction to the new series and even though Leo is the main hero in this story we get some interesting glances into the other guys as well. The guys show how tough they are still are and Olivia proves she can hang with the big boys even when inside she wants to hide. Can't wait to see what's in store for the Deep Six guys next!

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