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NO LIMITS by Lori Foster

NO LIMITS by Lori Foster

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NO LIMITS by Lori FosterNo Limits by Lori Foster
Series: The Ultimate Series
Published by Harlequin on September 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Melissa

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it….

Three years ago, Connor Colter rescued Yvette Sweeny from very dangerous men who had broken into her grandfather’s business. Conner knew then that Yvette had feelings for him but she was too young. Now the death of Yvette’s grandfather has brought Yvette back into Connor’s life and this time Connor has no intention of letting her go. Faced with danger from the past Connor must protect Yvette even as he works toward convincing her to stay with him.

 

I only have one word for No Limits …..WOW! I’d been waiting for Connor and Yvette’s story for what seemed forever!  However, once I got my hands on it I couldn’t stop reading. Sexy, full of adventure and my favorite characters from previous books, Lori Foster delivered a winner!

THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer Hayward

THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer Hayward

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THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer HaywardThe Magnate's Manifesto by Jennifer Hayward
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

It was only meant to be seen by his buddies.  However, Jared Stone’s manifesto on women made the rounds on the Internet, and now he needs to do some major clean-up in order to salvage his company with its shareholders.  At the top of his ‘to do’ list is promoting Bailey St. John to VP of marketing. Being the schemer that he is, Jared works it to his advantage until he finds he is more involved than just business relations.

 

Bailey St. John has been working for Stone Industries for several years, and she hoped to have met her life’s goal by now.  However, Jared refused to promote her to a job she felt she could do in her sleep.  When his manifesto comes out, she realizes that her boss is just a pig, and her job is a dead end!  Resignation in hand, she is offered her dream job, only she didn’t read the fine print.

 

The Magnate’s Manifesto was an engrossing chemistry-filled scandalous read from beginning to end.  I enjoyed the fact that Bailey was a hard worker that she was prepared to walk when her boss’s manifesto leaked.  However, she was also willing to put aside some personal issues for the sake of the company, and was confident enough to know that she could help it to succeed in The Magnate’s Manifesto.  Jared was a thrill to watch as all his preconceived perceptions of women were kicked to the side by Bailey and her company-first stance.

 

I also liked that even though Bailey didn’t have the best beginnings, she reinvented herself against all the odds to rise to the top in The Magnate’s Manifesto.  Generally, the hero in these stories seem to have a lot to overcome, and Jared did in The Magnate’s Manifesto, but I preferred the growth of Bailey more.  I think that Jared meant every single word of his manifesto, but Bailey blew those beliefs out of the water, and it was fun watching Jared realize his assumptions were wrong in The Magnate’s Manifesto.

 

The Magnate’s Manifesto had Jared and Bailey slow burning over the course of the tale, and a sleazy villain was tossed in to stir that combustion a little more in their favor.  Who wouldn’t love a story like that?  Therefore, I Joyfully Recommend The Magnate’s Manifesto.

 

CHRISTMAS IN DA CONTI’S BED by Sharon Kendrick

CHRISTMAS IN DA CONTI’S BED by Sharon Kendrick

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CHRISTMAS IN DA CONTI’S BED by Sharon KendrickChristmas in Da Conti's Bed by Sharon Kendrick
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Niccolo Da Conti liked to be in control of many things, including his sister.  However, she is pushing to have her unacceptable school girlfriend, Alannah Collins, act as her bridesmaid, and Niccolo can NOT have the ‘tacky topless model’ sullying his sister’s reputation.  To make matters worse for Niccolo, he finds that he is still attracted to the little tramp.  What else is the billionaire to do, but offer her something she can’t refuse in order to get her out of his system and move on with his life?

 

Alannah Collins has some secrets that her tougher than nails exterior desires to hide.  Going toe-to-toe with the attractive Niccolo Da Conti is one that she is desperately trying to conceal.  However, he pushes the limits on those boundaries, and Alannah can’t refuse his offer for her future, but at what cost?

 

Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed is a fast-paced, page turning hoot that kept me glued to my Fire until the last page was reached.  It’s Sharon Kendrick at her finest with the old school HP that we’ve come to enjoy.

 

Alannah was tough, and she didn’t quite give in to the playboy right away.  In fact, one of my favorite scenes was when he pretty much objectified her in Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed and he knew it, so he endeavored to make it better!  Niccolo got everything wrong with his double standard bit, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing him squirm slightly in Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed.  He wanted someone whom he thought was less than perfect, and he didn’t really like that she didn’t exactly follow his commands either.

 

I enjoyed that Alannah was strong enough to try and carry on, but that Niccolo was man enough to step up and proved that he truly knew her in Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed.

 

Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed was reminiscent of the HPs I have come to thoroughly enjoy.  So I Joyfully Recommend Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed, and I hope to keep it on my keeper shelf, as well.

HER LONE WOLF by Paige Tyler

HER LONE WOLF by Paige Tyler

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HER LONE WOLF by Paige TylerHer Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #2
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on 2014-11-04
Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Pages: 352
Reviewed by Miranda

JoyfullyRecommendedFBI Special Agent Danica Beckett walked away from the man she loved years ago to save his life.  She comforts herself in her work but has been unable to move on.  When grisly murders land in her territory she must reach out for help from her old boss.  Danica’s history with shifters tells her the killer is a shifter and more dangerous than her and her new partner can handle.  She asked for help but she never expected to see the man who holds her heart to walk back into her life.

 

The absolute last thing shifter Clayne Buchanan wants is to work with the woman who broke his heart into a million pieces.  However, orders are orders and if a shifter murderer needs to be put down he is the man for the job.  Clayne just didn’t counted on the difficult time he would have being so close to the woman that got away.

 

A killer wants to play a game of cat and mouse with the feds.  He stalks his prey lasciviously taunting Danica and Clayne.  Once again, Danica and Clayne must work together or find themselves on the wrong end of a shifter’s claws.  Will their passion reignite or will a killer get to them first?

 

Paige Tyler gets an A+ for Her Lone Wolf and the X-Ops series.  Tyler infuses sexy romance with an outstanding plot and characters that leave you wanting more in Her Lone Wolf.  I could not wait to find out about the woman that Clayne was meant to be with.  Clayne definitely stood out in the first X-Ops series book, Her Perfect Mate.  He is a very passionate and wild character and that side of him came out a lot in Her Lone Wolf.

 

The second Clayne and Danica are on the pages together the reader can feel the intensity between them.  It is electric and I couldn’t help but smile with anticipation. There are some ghastly scenes in the novel but they bring the suspense and keep the reader guessing.  Clayne and Danica really are the perfect team.  They have such chemistry, it’s as if they would not be complete without each other.

 

Her Lone Wolf’s murder mystery is first rate but it’s the emotion that Tyler weaves into the story that makes it unforgettable.  I found myself swept up not only in the relationship between Clayne and Danica but the other characters as well.  With characters like these it’s impossible not to fall in love with them all and keep coming back for more.

 

Her Lone Wolf is must read romance!

STILL by Ann Mayburn

STILL by Ann Mayburn

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STILL by Ann MayburnStill by Ann Mayburn
Series: Long Slow Tease #1
Published by Ann Mayburn Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
Pages: 145
Reviewed by Nikita Steele

JoyfullyRecommended

Ex-Marine Gunnery Sergeant Wyatt Callahan was in trouble. Wyatt suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. After landing in jail from his latest PTSD episode, a drunken Wyatt had the police officer call Michelle Sapphire to bail him out. But, when Michelle issues him an ultimatum, will he accept the challenge?

From the moment they met while serving in war duty, Dr. Michelle Sapphire knew there was a strong attraction between her and Wyatt Callahan; but, Michelle was not interested in having a relationship with a man who did not welcome her Dominatrix lifestyle. But when she receives an alarming late night phone call concerning Wyatt, she is willing to do anything to help him work through his demons – even if it means persuasively introducing him to the Dom/sub world as a way to set him on a road to redemption.

Wow! Still was an emotional tale that took me on an emotionally wild roller coaster ride. I felt sorrow, joy, anger, unhappiness, and excitement all throughout Still. I could not get enough of Michelle and Wyatt. As a responsible Domme, Michelle always ensured that Wyatt was willing and comfortable in the sexual situations she knew he needed. Whereas, Wyatt struggled to come to terms with his desires to sexually please Michelle as a submissive, he never lost his Alpha male personality. And, let me tell you, their sex scenes were scorching H-O-T! I was burning with great desire at each and every sexual encounter. Lastly, I applaud author Ann Mayburn for tackling a difficult subject matter such as PTSD and the distressing effects it can have on soldiers and their family members. Still is a beautifully written, heartfelt story that I Joyfully Recommend!

THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE by Lauren Dane

THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE by Lauren Dane

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NIGHT’S HONOR by Thea Harrison

NIGHT’S HONOR by Thea Harrison

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BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

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ROCK ADDICTION by Nalini Singh

ROCK ADDICTION by Nalini Singh

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SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn Shepherd

SUMMONER’S DIRGE by Evelyn Shepherd

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