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NATE by Celia Aaron

NATE by Celia Aaron

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NATE by Celia AaronNate by Celia Aaron
Series: Dark Protector #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Suspense
Celia Aaron does dark mafia romance like no other.  I’m completely in love with Aaron’s irresistible dark heroes.  I had the good luck to pick up the first book in Aaron’s dark mafia series, Dark Protector, on my birthday.  It was the perfect birthday gift.  I have been counting down the days  until I could get my hands onNate ever since.  In Dark ProtectorNate brought the laughter and lightness to the dark romance.  It was impossible not to fall in love with his cocky humor.

 

Nate’s story picks up five years after the events in Dark Protector.  Nate is now the head of the Genoa crime family.  He’s all set to weed out certain aspects of the business, work with the Irish, and fight a war with the Russians.  He never expected his life to be turned upside down by a beautiful woman.  He definitely didn’t count on the girl he took in five years ago coming back from boarding school a beautiful woman determined to seduce him.  Sabrina has seen her fair share of violence and bloodshed.  She is prepared to seduce the man she’s always loved and enter his dangerous world whether he likes it or not.  Sabrina turned out to be much stronger than I anticipated.  I really enjoyed her fiery attitude.  These characters were so much fun.  I could not get enough of the sexy banter between them.

 

Nate combines scorching romance, a possessive Alpha male, and white knuckle action expertly.  My only complaint with Nate is it was over to soon.  I think I could’ve read about this couple for days.  Nate and Sabrina are just so damn Hot!  Celia Aaron’s dark mafia romances are an addictive adrenaline rush and I cannot wait to read another one.  I’m excited to be including Nate in my picks for September’s Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Reads.  If you love a dark hero with a wicked sense of humor, danger lurking around every corner and titillating romance then Nate should be your next purchase.
WICKED BITE by Rebecca Zanetti

WICKED BITE by Rebecca Zanetti

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WICKED BITE by Rebecca ZanettiWicked Bite by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Realm Enforcers #5
Published by Lyrical Press Genres: Paranormal, Suspense

Wicked Bite is fantastic!

 

Witch Nessa Lansa is on a mission and she needs the Alpha of the Grizzly shifters Beauregard “Bear” McDunphy to succeed.  After Bear was gravely injured he was forced to shift and go into seclusion of three months to heal.  He feels more animal than man and has accepted that he will never be whole again.  Bear is not a fan of witches.  When Nessa barges into his life he tries to escort her right back out.  But her offer is almost too good to refuse…

 

Nessa a healer witch needs Bear’s help in her hunt for a drug lord.  She’s willing to heal him but in return he must mate her.  Nessa soon realizes that her plan has a few holes in it.  She may not be able to mate Bear and walk away as she anticipated.  After deciding to leave the grumpy shifter to himself they are attacked.  Now that Bear knows Nessa is in danger he’s determined to protect her.  Will they fall in love in the process or will the secrets between them tear them apart?

 

I love Bear and Nessa! Both characters are extremely strong willed. It’s positively electric when they butt heads.  Their desire to protect the people they love is beautifully sincere.  The attraction between them is hot and sweet.  Bear and Nessa are the perfect pair.

 

Ms. Zanetti’s ability to combine intense action sequences with scorching romance is masterful.  Wicked Bite is a non-stop thrill ride from page one.  The intrigue is enticing.  Trying to decipher who is bad and what is going to happen next is highly entertaining.  The battle scenes are vivid and will leave the reader breathless.  I’m very happy to Joyfully Recommend the latest and final Realm Enforcers novel, Wicked Bite.

 

Wicked Bite is a wicked pleasure!

IRRESISTIBLE YOU by Kate Meader

IRRESISTIBLE YOU by Kate Meader

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IRRESISTIBLE YOU by Kate MeaderIrresistible You by Kate Meader
Series: Chicago Rebels #1
Published by Pocket Genres: Contemporary


 

Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

I was attracted to Kate Meader’s Irresistible You from the description.  I thought it was unique for three estranged sisters to inherit a hockey team, be forced to work and live together.  This basically guaranteed lots of emotion and I love a story that gives the feels. Ms. Meader didn’t disappoint.  Irresistible You is just freaking great.  I will be the first to say that I am a bit of a suspense junkie so a straight up contemporary is unusual for me.  However, the blurb hooked me and the seductive chemistry between Harper and Remy kept me turning the pages.

 

Irresistible You didn’t have as much of the sister storyline as I anticipated but Meader more than made up for it with the romance.  The scenes where all three sisters are together are hilarious especially pottery night 😊 Each of the girls are wildly different which I find intriguing. I cannot wait to find out what happens when they find their men.

 

Harper and Remy are two fascinating characters.  Each are stereotyped by their peers and each other.  As they pull apart each other’s layers the emotional and sexual tension becomes palpable and downright irresistible. Pun intended 😊 Ms. Meader is very good at creating a bond between the reader and her characters.  For instance, Remy’s family is simply gold.  It’s impossible not to fall in love with them and it’s easy to see how he became a good man.  While he thrived from his family and their support Harper thrived from her determination to surpass all her naysayers.  The number one naysayer being her father.  Irresistible You is a heady romance that will make you weak in the knees but it is also a powerful story built around strong characters.

 

Kate Meader’s Chicago Rebels series is a Hit! I Loved it and I’m Joyfully Recommending it! Irresistible You is a sexy, sassy, oh so tasty feast.

THE GAME by Vanessa Fewings

THE GAME by Vanessa Fewings

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THE GAME by Vanessa FewingsThe Game by Vanessa Fewings
Series: ICON #2
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary, Suspense


 

Can she outwit the ultimate master in a timeless game of seduction? 

Chasing Icon, the world's slickest art thief, was the most seductive thrill of London art investigator Zara Leighton's career…until the clues led her to the man who holds command of her body and heart, Tobias Wilder, an American billionaire with charisma to spare. Her duty to capture him is complicated by the intensity of their passion. Her will to end their connection is tinted with red-hot need to never let him go.

Tobias's heists are about more than money and ego. His plot to orchestrate the perfect deception in Los Angeles is destiny. No one—not even Zara—knows the depths of his motivation. And no one suspects the truth behind a single artifact that holds the secrets to an entire civilization. Forced to deny one calling to satisfy another, he knows something must be sacrificed: his code of honor or his loyalty to Zara.

Vanessa Fewings has the magic touch.  I didn’t think there was any way The Game could live up to the excitement within Fewings first ICON book, The Chase, but boy did it!  Zara and Tobias totally Rock My World!  I’m so in love with this couple and their adventure!   Fewings impressive writing style takes the reader on a journey of a lifetime.  I’m not sure I can properly express how magical it was visiting all the art galleries in these books.  I could see each piece and feel the beauty as if I was standing before them.

 

The Chase featured mostly classic art but The Game gives us some sensational modern pieces that boggle the mind and make you beg for more. Fewings spectacular description of one piece will leave you breathless, guaranteed!  The Game delivers everything.  The suspenseful romance lover will eat this up in one sitting.  I am thoroughly impressed with Vanessa Fewings ICON series.  I was so geared up for The Game that I went back and read The Chase again which only reminded me why I love Zara and Tobias so much!  This is a couple you can’t help but root for!

 

I need more and I need it now! I was shocked by the ending and now I’m counting down the days until the final book in the trilogy, The Prize comes out! I hope this is very soon because I am excited to find out what happens to Zara and Tobias next!  I’m also sad because it means I will be saying goodbye to these fabulous characters and riveting story.  The Game is one sexy, sweet, edge of your seat treat!  If you hear me squeeing you will know I’ve gotten my hands on The Prize! 🙂

ARCHANGEL’S VIPER by Nalini Singh

ARCHANGEL’S VIPER by Nalini Singh

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ARCHANGEL’S VIPER by Nalini SinghArchangel's Viper by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #10
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal


 

Holly Chang was a happy college student on the day she and several of her friends went out on a girl’s day.  That all changed when they were kidnapped, tortured and, for Holly’s friends, killed by a crazy archangel.  Holly was the sole survivor when she was found by Elena, broken and changed, but alive.  It’s now been several years since that happened and Holly has worked hard to overcome what she was changed into and to deal with the creature she has become.  Unlike most humans when they are transformed, Holly isn’t quite a vampire nor is she human.  Now it seems that someone wants Holly, and they are willing to risk the Tower’s wrath to get her.

 

Venom is one of Raphael’s seven, his private guard.  Known for his slick dressing, eyes like a viper, and poison that he can release with his fangs, Venom usually faces the world behind dark glasses.  Venom is one of the seven who has been working with Holly, because it appears they are the only two on earth with faster than fast reflexes and deadly poison that they can release with their fangs.  When the bounty on Holly comes to light, Venom volunteers to become Holly’s “babysitter” and personal bodyguard until they find who is behind the threat and terminate it.

 

Holly would rather spend time with anyone OTHER than Venom, but she is so far down the Tower’s chain that she is stuck with him after Dimitri assigns them together .  As Venom and Holly work on following the clues on why someone would want to kidnap Holly, they also continue working on Holly discovering just what her gifts are and how she can control them.  They also slowly begin to discover that their game of baiting each other is revealing an attraction that quickly becomes a passion.  The deadly game of keeping Holly safe is interrupted by an even deadlier search to reveal the answers to just what Holly has inside her and how it is connected to the insane archangel who transformed her.  This search will take Venom and Holly from New York and into the stronghold of an archangel who will destroy them if they are discovered before the truths come out and a final battle is waged—one that might end Holly’s life once and for all.  It will take all of Venom and Holly’s strength and trust in each other to overcome the battle before them and come out alive and able to explore the overwhelming passion they have found together.

 

Match up one of the personal bodyguards to the New York Archangel with a petite Chinese-American woman who has lived through horrors, throw in a treat and a deadly  mystery, and you have the journey to love that Venom and Holly will travel in Archangel’s Viper. I would have never put Venom and Holly together and, yet, as I watch them circle around and try to one-up each other, I found that they were the perfect match is so many ways.  I absolutely loved watching as Venom and Holly at first fought against their attraction and then as they started to explore their passion and finally as they battled to overcome the deadly horror that was threatening Holly’s life.  I also enjoyed learning more about Venom’s background and the why and how he was made as he was.  But what I learned most about Venom was that behind his slick suits and those dark glasses, he has a big heart and a soul that needed someone to love and to help him forgive long past hurts that were still festering deep within him.  Holly’s zest to live out every minute of life and to make every day count was exactly the person to help Venom finally free himself to accept the love that has connected them.

 

I was captivated from the first page and wasn’t let go until I turned the final page.  I could not wait to discover what would happen next as Venom and Holly worked to find all the answers that would allow them to have a future to love and learn more about each other.  I also loved seeing some of the everyday life of Raphael’s seven when he wasn’t around.  The timing of Venom and Holly’s story was just as revealing as the Tower’s curtain was slightly moved aside to reveal some of its inner workings.  There was much more I could have talked about, but I will just say that you have to read the book. I would suggest that you wait to open the cover until you have a good long stretch uninterrupted time to read.  To say that I Joyfully Recommend Archangel’s Viper as a must-read and a true keeper, doesn’t quite cover it, but I do so whole-heartedly.

 

BOARDWALK SUMMER by Kimberly Fisk

BOARDWALK SUMMER by Kimberly Fisk

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SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh

SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh

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THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

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BLIND TIGER by Rachel Vincent

BLIND TIGER by Rachel Vincent

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LION’S SHARE by Rachel Vincent

LION’S SHARE by Rachel Vincent

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MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

MOONSHADOW by Thea Harrison

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NO LIVING SOUL by Julie Moffett

NO LIVING SOUL by Julie Moffett

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SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD by Julia London

SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD by Julia London

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THE MISTAKE by Elle Kennedy

THE MISTAKE by Elle Kennedy

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THE DEAL by Elle Kennedy

THE DEAL by Elle Kennedy

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ONE FOR THE ROGUE by Charis Michaels

ONE FOR THE ROGUE by Charis Michaels

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ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by Jill Shalvis

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE by Jill Shalvis

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ANYTHING BUT MINOR by Kate Stewart

ANYTHING BUT MINOR by Kate Stewart

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ON BROKEN WINGS by Chanel Cleeton

ON BROKEN WINGS by Chanel Cleeton

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THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN by Lorraine Heath

THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN by Lorraine Heath

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