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THE DARK VAMPIRE by Kate Baxter

THE DARK VAMPIRE by Kate Baxter

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THE DARK VAMPIRE by Kate BaxterThe Dark Vampire by Kate Baxter
Series: Last True Vampire #3
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyMelissa

Jenner is a newly turned vampire so it comes as quite a shock when he walks into his King’s house and finds his mate staying there. Bria has been sheltered by her uncle all her life so when their coven is attacked and she is mortally injured, she is stunned to find herself turned by the King and then as soon as she recovers, faced with a possessive mate. Bria maybe surprised by the sudden changes in her life but she is more than willing to give it her all. But as much as Jenner wants to give in to his desire for Bria, he’s afraid of the darkness inside of him. Darkness that could consume him and destroy Bria. Can Bria convince him to give into her and prove he can control the darkness? Or will Jenner continue to run from his past?

 

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a vampire romance that enthralled me as much as The Dark Vampire. Kate Baxter has skillfully drawn me in and not only made me invest in Jenner and Bria’s story but left me jonesing for what I know will be stories for the secondary characters. How can I wait? I’ll be stalking the new releases for the next addition of this series!!

DARE TO TAKE by Carly Phillips

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DARE TO TAKE by Carly PhillipsDare to Take by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #6
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Tyler Dare and Ella Shaw have a secret.  Years ago they had one night together that ended badly. Even though Tyler’s sister is Ella’s best friend, they have managed to avoid each other whenever possible. But when a hurricane is bearing down on the tropical island where Ella is staying, Tyler can’t say no when his sister begs him to rescue her. For the first time in years, Ella and Tyler are forced to spend time alone together and discover that the attraction between them is even stronger. Can they overcome the past to have a future together?

 

Dare to Take is another addition to Carly Phillips Dare to Love series and I’m loving it! Tyler and Ella are so hot together that my screen steamed up. I couldn’t wait for them to take a chance and be together. This is one series that romance lovers shouldn’t miss out on!!

ONLY BELOVED by Mary Balogh

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ONLY BELOVED by Mary BaloghOnly Beloved by Mary Balogh
Series: Survivors' Club
Published by Signet Genres: Historical
ReviewedbyMelissa

George, Duke of Stanbrook is lonely. He’s never seriously considered remarrying until now but wants a companion. And there is only one lady who he can see as his wife. Dora Debbins gave up on the idea of being a wife a long time ago when family scandal left her caring for her younger sister. When George proposes, Dora is stunned but finds herself agreeing. What begins as a marriage for companionship becomes something more as George and Dora find themselves falling in love. But when an enemy from George’s past returns, determined to prevent George from being happy, can he protect the unexpected love he’s found?

 

I love Mary Balogh. I think I’ve read every book she’s ever written! Only Beloved is a wonderful addition to the stellar historical romances I’ve come to expect from Mary Balogh. George and Dora were characters that I enjoyed every minute I spent buried in the pages with. I know that this is one that will quickly find it’s way to my keepershelf!!

CUFF ME by Lauren Layne

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CUFF ME by Lauren LayneCuff Me by Lauren Layne
Series: New York's Finest #3
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Police officers Vincent Moretti and Jill Henley have been partners for years and during that time they have grown to care deeply for each other. But neither has been willing to make the move to take their relationship intimate and jeopardize their friendship. Things come to a head when Jill is forced to take time off to care for her mother in Florida. While there she meets Mr. Perfect and accepts his marriage proposal. Vin is blindsided when she returns engaged. Can Vin finally take a chance before Jill is lost to him forever?

 

I’ve never had the pleasure of reading Lauren Layne before and boy have I been missing out! Cuff Me was just what I was looking for. At times I wanted to shake Vin for his pigheadedness while still desperately wanting him to wake up and grab Jill before it was too late. I truly enjoyed this story and you can bet I’ll be back for more of Layne’s New York Finest series!

ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR by Nalini Singh

ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR by Nalini Singh

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ALLEGIANCE OF HONOR by Nalini SinghAllegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #15
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

The Psy/Changeling world has recently had many, many changes. First, a war that almost tore the entire world apart and then shock after a madness brought chaos, and then finally a tentative peace with the Trinity Accord.  While many of the strongest Psy, Changeling, and Humans are doing everything they can to achieve the peace the world needs so desperately, there are many strong people of all the races who are determined to destroy the agreement before its roots can grow strong and sink in deep.  As the days and weeks go by, it becomes apparent to those backing the Accord that more changes will need to be made to the backbone of the Accord itself so that it can grow and include more than the first signers.

 

That would have been enough to keep the Humans, Changelings and Psy busy, but life must go on and as the DarkRiver and the SnowDancers get ready to welcome the pupcubs and the Arrows of all ages are learning to feel and love, a cry for help is located from one of the missing BlackSea Changelings, and it appears that the Coalition believes that Lucas and Sasha’s daughter is the perfect way to destroy the tentative peace.  It’s all hands on deck to not only find the missing BlackSea member and keep all of the children safe, because it’s not just Naya that is in danger, but all of the children from every group who signed the Accord.  There are many changes both happy and sad that happen as the various groups learn to talk with each other and share in order to protect and grow.  The world is never going to be perfect, but maybe so long as communication and cooperation continues to happen, the world just might find the peace it’s seeking.

 

Buckle up because this is going to be a bumpy and emotional ride but so, so worth it.  Allegiance of Honor ties-up many threads from the first arc in Ms. Singh’s wonderful world.  We get to catch up on all of our favorite couples and characters, learn more about some recently introduced characters, and see the trundles of what is in store for this world when the new story arc unfolds.  As with life, not all of the experiences are joyful ones, but even in sorrow, you can also find joy, and I experienced this in a couple of places.  Of course, there is the great suspense we have come to expect in a Psy/Changeling book.  And I was so very impatient to see the birth of the pupcubs—another wonderful moment you will love to experience.

 

As I closed the book, I knew that the world and my favorite characters would continue to live their lives, and I might see glimpses of what they are doing much later down the road, but I have to admit that it was a bittersweet feeling.  I actually read the book twice before I even tried to write this review and then had to re-do this several times—all because I wanted to tell you about so many points that just grabbed me.  In the end, I just have to Joyfully Recommend Allegiance of Honor as a true must-read and an absolute keeper.  Heck, if we had a higher category to rate a book, I would have given it to this one.  I can’t wait for this book to come out so I can discuss it in detail with other rabid readers.

 

Ms. Singh has produced a major hit to end a favorite story arc and deserves to take a bow, but a quick one so that she can give us the next adventure in this growing world…hint, hint.

FIRST AND FIRST by Santino Hassell

FIRST AND FIRST by Santino Hassell

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BETTING THE BAD BOY by Sugar Jamison

BETTING THE BAD BOY by Sugar Jamison

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RETURN OF THE BAD BOY by Jessica Lemmon

RETURN OF THE BAD BOY by Jessica Lemmon

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PLAYING HARD by Melanie Scott

PLAYING HARD by Melanie Scott

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THE SECRETS OF SIR RICHARD KENWORTHY by Julia Quinn

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IF THE VISCOUNT FALLS by Sabrina Jeffries

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NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED by Sarah MacLean

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I MARRIED THE DUKE by Katharine Ashe

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FOREVER WITH YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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REDEMPTION by Kate Douglas

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INTIMATE by Kate Douglas

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DRAGON STORM by Katie MacAlister

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SIRE by Kate Pavelle

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THE PLUMBER by Serena Yates

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RAINBOW OVER CEDARWOOD by Megan Slayer

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