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DESERT HEAT by Lucy Felthouse

DESERT HEAT by Lucy Felthouse

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Out Now – Desert Heat by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985) #erotica #romance #gay #mm #military

Blurb:

Their love is forbidden by rules, religion and risk. Yet still they can’t resist.

Captain Hugh Wilkes is on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan. The British Army is withdrawing, and Wilkes expects his posting to be event-free. That is, until he meets his Afghan interpreter, Rustam Balkhi, who awakens desires in Wilkes that he’d almost forgotten about, and that won’t be ignored.

Please note: this book was previously published as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle.


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ON THE DOTTED LINE by Kim Carmichael

ON THE DOTTED LINE by Kim Carmichael

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BORN TO BE WILD by Lynne Connolly

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BORN TO BE WILD by Lynne ConnollyBorn to be Wild by Lynne Connolly
Series: Nightstar #6
Published by Ellora's Cave Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Jo

Riku Shiraishi is one of the members of the world famous rock band, Murder City Ravens.  They hit it big during this world tour, and they just hit the last stop on the tour—his home town of New York.  Riku is ready to begin the next album, along with the other members, but he has something pulling him to a certain shop in Manhattan today…the woman with whom he had a long term affair while they were both in music school and who disappeared without a word.  Riku has located her and now just needs to work up the nerve to walk into through front door.  But fate might have answered his inner questions for him.

 

Cyn Woodley, okay, it really is Cynthia but don’t call her that if you want to stay on her good side, has become an up and coming jewelry designer after giving up her dreams of becoming an opera singer and exploring her love and possibly having a life with Riku.  Cyn is very surprised one afternoon when she literally bumps into Riku after over eight years passing since they’d last seen each other.  Once they go into her shop, things turn crazy fast as Riku is recognized, and her shop is suddenly filled with fans.  Another thing that surprises Cyn is how fast the feelings and passion between her and Riku come back.

 

Riku has never known why Cyn left the school they both attended or why she didn’t fulfill her promise to join him in Paris.  Cyn knew that Riku didn’t have the best childhood and part of his current reputation and personality was his way of taking control, but even she had not figured out exactly what drove him.  While their past passion seemed as if it never went away, these years apart have made them different people than they were as teenagers. Riku and Cyn figure out pretty fast that their feelings for each other are hot as ever, yet something seems to be getting in the way of building on that passion and fulfilling the promise of a life long journey together.  It will take emotional circumstances and soul opening discussions before Riku and Cyn can overcome what seems to be the huge hole between them and to be together like it seems they have always reached for.  The questions are, have they waited too long for this discussion and are their lives too different to be combined now?

 

Two teenagers who once had a passionate life together rediscover each other as adults in Born to be Wild.  Many things have happened to both Riku and Cyn during the time they have been apart—things that made them the adults they are today.  I was very happy to see that Riku was going to get his happy ever after like this band mates did and that it was with a woman he loved once before.  I personally felt after learning all that happened to both Riku and Cyn while they were apart, that those differences made them more compatible now than if they had stayed together the entire time. I loved how they both had a sense of the outlandishness and yet how it affected both of them in different ways.  I also enjoyed seeing how Cyn and Riku both pumped each other up and completed each other.  Born to be Wild brings two strong willed personalities together with a combination of passion and compassion all rolled together with a bedrock of friendship, which makes for one great journey to love.

 

Now that all of the members of the Murder City Ravens have found their partners in life, I can see that I will need to begin at the beginning and read them back to back.

TASTE ME DEADLY by Nikki Duncan

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TASTE ME DEADLY by Nikki DuncanTaste Me Deadly by Nikki Duncan
Series: Sensory Ops #5
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Greycen Craig has been in the Federal Witness Protection program for the last five years and was pretty much a model witness until she heard about attack that injured her sister and placed her in the hospital.  Greycen might have been able to walk away from her sister in order to save her, but there is no way that she won’t go to her sister’s side now—even if it means putting herself in deadly danger by leaving the program.

 

Liam Burgess is an FBI agent who is known for being the sensible one and all that, but there was one memorable time when Liam not only went crazy, but has spent the last five year trying to find the woman who brought out the unexpected in him: the woman he met and married, and who disappeared all within 24 hours.  When a lead tells him that a recent hit-and-run victim could be just connected to his mystery woman, Liam makes it is mission to go there and wait to see who shows up.

 

Greycen never forgot those wonderful hours in Liam’s arms and why she had to leave him without word and disappear, but she was totally amazed to find him in her sister’s room. The same shock seems to find Liam, but for a different reason. He thought he could handle what Greycen did to him just by being in the room—a very wrong assumption, he quickly finds out.  Greycen ends up telling Laim everything. Liam offers the help of his team to not only keep her safe, but to end the nightmare once and for all. At first, Greycen declines and lets herself be persuaded to accept the offer instead of trying to protect both her sister and herself alone.  However, when Greycen sees just how full Liam’s life is, she takes an action that will place her in even more danger, unless Liam can get to her first.  The next few hours will decide just what Greycen and Liam’s future will be, and if they will be able to stay together and safe, forever on the run, or forever apart and alone.

 

Two souls found and recognized each other instantly only to be torn apart by murder. When given a second chance, can that hope of love finally get the chance to happen, or will it be denied forever?  Liam and Greycen will discover this answer and many more in Taste Me Deadly.  Liam and Greycen could not have been more different, and yet it was clear that they were soul mates, and they just needed the chance to fulfill that destiny.  It didn’t surprise me at all that Liam stepped right in to take control of the situation and protect Greycen and her sister.  Greycen might have been a free spirit, but when she loved someone, she would do anything to protect them, even if it meant running from them.  I really enjoyed watching as Liam slowly helped Greycen overcome her fears, and he showed her that they belonged together.  When the final answers came clear, and the entire events of the night that changed Greycen’s life became clear, I discovered that I had figured out part of the answer, but not all of it. I have a feeling that Liam and Greycen’s life will be full of unexpected and wonderful things.  Taste Me Deadly is a great suspense story that proves once again that depending upon those you love is always the best way, even if it’s a recent loved one.

MISTER BLACK by P. T. Michelle

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MISTER BLACK by P. T. MichelleMister Black by P. T. Michelle
Series: In The Shadows #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Military
Reviewed by Jo

Talia was saved and really given her second chance by a sexy young stranger at a time in her teens when she thought life was lost.  She named her savior “Blackie” and kept the gift he gave her at that time.  Several years later, Talia is a reporter for her college paper and is trying to find a way to interview a student who might or might not have been involved in her roommate’s death.  A timely masquerade is her answer and to go with her red hair, she goes as little red riding hood.

 

Sebastian is home on leave from the Navy and is convinced by his family to participate in the masked party they are having.  He never expected to come across a mysterious and sexy woman dressed as little red riding hood or that their meeting would lead to hot and erotic passion and even more mysteries.  Especially when Sebastian decides to trust her and let her talk to his half-sister about the death that drove her home from college.

 

That night turns out very complicated with hot erotic passion, the memory of a past rescuer being found again and a budding chance at what could be a romance and relationship that will live with Talia and Sebastian forever – that is if the stars and fates allow them to meet again.

 

A chance encounter that originally changed Talia’s life happens a second time with the same man in Mister Black.  What are the chances that the same man would just step into Talia’s life twice and that he would have the same effect the second time?  That was my initial response when Talia and Sebastian or rather Scarlet and Mr. Black met at the masquerade several years after their first encounter.  The tension was thick and their encounter became both erotic and red hot while at the same time I could tell that they both understood that those feelings could become much, much more if given the chance.  The relationship was left hanging but in such a way that I just know that Scarlet and Mr. Black will meet up again and it will probably be much steamier the next time.  Mister Black kept me full of suspense from the first meeting through the time they were torn apart once again and talk about steamy and full of tension.  This is a serial that will only go up from here and I can’t wait to see the next time Scarlet and her Mr. Black meet up.

TEMPTED BY MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian

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WOLF IN GUCCI LOAFER’S by Tara Lain

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ACCEPTING CALADON’S SCALES by Charlie Richards

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DRAWING OUT HIS WOLF by Charlie Richards

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KIPLIN’S COMING OUT by Stephani Hecht

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