Author: Elizabeth Lapthorne

TRACKING DESIRE by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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TRACKING DESIRE by Elizabeth LapthorneTracking Desire by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: Urban Seductions #6
Published by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc on 2013-04-12
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal
Pages: 116
Reviewed by Jo

Book 6 in the Urban Seductions series. Julian Sherwyn has always been solid, dependable, completely unflappable, even when his eyes were opened to the magical world hidden behind the human one. Nothing ruffled him-until his last mission brought him into contact with Olivia Congreave. Wild, sexy and the most desirable witch he's ever met, she fires his passions and that wicked grin of hers has stolen his heart. Liv is drawn to Julian. He radiates strength, and for her there's no more potent aphrodisiac. Working together, forced to rely on each other, burning up the sheets comes all too easily. But dependable though Julian may be, Liv is reluctant to trust her heart to his hands. A Romantica(r) paranormal erotic romance from Ellora's Ca

Olivia Congreave is a tracker and a very sexy witch.  Olivia came into contact with the team of Enforcers and human cops when they were investigating what turned out to be her best friend.  Even when Olivia was trying to keep her friend safe, she was attracted to one of the team who visited her.  Now that investigation is over and her best friend is part of the very team that came looking for her.  Olivia is drawn into the investigation and she is more than ready to put her talents to the test and to also get just a bit closer to Julian.

Julian Sherwyn is a human cop who has experienced the paranormal ever since he became part of a test team that mixed Enforcers and human police.  Julian has loved the experiences and how effective the team has been.  Now he has one more reason to be happy with the team, when an investigation introduced him to Olivia, one of the sexiest witches he has ever met. 

Julian and Olivia team up, along with his partner and her best friend, to find what has been advertised as a partial antidote for a new drug that is harming both the magical and the humans.  With Olivia’s tracking gifts, they not only confirm who has the so-called antidote, but when things go crazy, fast thinking has them leaving with a sample of it.  The team believes they finally have the upper hand on this drug that is hurting so many, but that doesn’t last long when their side is attacked.  Tempers are getting short and so is the time to locate who has the drug antidote now and what they want with it.  While all this is going on, Olivia and Julian discover their attraction is much more and only want the opportunity to explore just where it can lead them, but first they have to finish this part of the mission.  Will Julian, Olivia and their unique team be able to track down what was lost before anyone else is harmed?

An attraction becomes a deep passion while danger and suspense abounds in Tracking Desire.  I am loving how every member of this team is discovering their true love all while working on stopping a drug that is harming both their societies.  I knew that Olivia would be a smart and determined woman when I first met her while she was protecting her best friend.  She more than confirmed that while she was helping Julian and the team.  I was so happy to see that Julian was going to get his love because he had been so supportive of his other team members while they found theirs.  The passion was hot and the suspense was very intriguing from the beginning to the end.  Watching Julian and Olivia discover just what they found with each other had me smiling, even when their mission made things a bit dicey.  Tracking Desire is loaded with red-hot passion and lots of suspense and danger; the perfect mixture to keep you flipping the pages.

SEDUCTIVE TRACKS by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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SEDUCTIVE TRACKS by Elizabeth LapthorneSeductive Tracks by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: Urban Seductions #5
Published by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc on 2013-03-08
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 122
Reviewed by Jo

Kelly Robbins works in the archives, mistress of the magical world's many mysteries. But she has a secret herself-she's also a cat burglar, playing the game for the adrenaline rush that runs through her when she slips into the shadows with some forbidden trinket. Matthias Kestell is a Tracker on the other side of the law, able to sense the power each magic user holds within them. When he and Kelly join forces to steal an antidote to a magical drug that is poisoning the streets, he is bewitched and seduced, instantly smitten with her. Even though Kelly now finds herself working with the enemy, Matthias has a magical charm all his own. As heat burns between them, she begins to realize this wizard could provide even more of a physical thrill than theft-and, given the chance, he could steal her heart. A Romantica(r) paranormal erotic romance from Ellora's Ca

Kelly Robbins is living a dual identity, one as a respective worker in the magical archives and the other as a cat burglar with an impressive record.  Because of some unusual abilities, Kelly isn’t worried about being caught in her hobby.  That ends the day she finds herself face to face with a Tracker.

Matthias (“Matt”) Kestell is one of the best magical trackers around.  Matt has been able locate even the trickiest magical user with his abilities, so when he is assigned to find this cat burglar who might be able to help his unit in a matter, Matt easily agrees.  But then he discovers that there is nothing to track, nothing at all.  Matt knows about the rare few magical users who leave no essence and decides that isn’t going to stop him. He’ll use other ways to track down this woman. 

Kelly agrees to work with Matt when she has no way to deny who and what she is; although, she isn’t so sure about working for the law as their cat burglar.   It seems a bit backwards, but Kelly has realized that Matt could probably convince her to do almost anything.  The lust and passion that sprang up between them the minute they laid eyes on each other is another factor in their partnership.  Matt and Kelly have to find out who has an antidote to a magical drug that is on the streets and harming magical and human alike.  Finding the threads and clues to a network that is motivated solely by money and locating the antidote brings a shimmer of suspense to the flaming passion Matt and Kelly have.  When their mission is over, will that passion be enough to keep them together or will their past rule these two brought together by the law?

An enforcer of the laws and a confirmed lawbreaker find a passion that will bring one of them to the other side of the law in Seductive Tracks.  Kelly and Matt learn very fast that love doesn’t care what you do with your lives when it’s meant to be.  Seeing Kelly flaunt the rules because she could brought a smile to my face when I saw that she did it as a lark and didn’t really profit from her heists.  Seeing Matt’s surprise that he couldn’t track Kelly down the normal way had me laughing, but I soon saw that he was a man determined to fulfill his mission.  I loved how fast Kelly and Matt came together and were able to team up in order to help both the human and the magical communities.  I foresee a very interesting future for this tracker and cat burglar combo – one filled with passion, suspense and adventure. Seductive Tracks is an erotic and suspense filled journey as a newly reformed cat burglar falls for her magical tracker and they become one unbeatable team – professionally and in love.

 

PASSIONATE VENGEANCE by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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PASSIONATE VENGEANCE by Elizabeth LapthornePassionate Vengeance by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #5
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

Abigail Turner only went to the doctor for a checkup and when her blood tests came back, she agreed to a series of shots meant to help her with a deficiency.  In reality, she agreed to the beginning of a nightmare of pain and confusion. Abigail can’t understand what is happening with her body lately, but in a weird dream a knight saves her and gives her hope.  One night the man with her knights face breaks into the room Abigail is being held in and rescues her. 

Lucas Sloane is an agent for the Agency and he knows better than to let anyone he comes across while working a case to affect him.  Yet, from the first time he learns of what is going on with Abigail, Lucas is driven to find and save her.  Research shows Lucas and his partner just where Abigail is being held now and that is all he needs.  From the moment that Lucas walks out of that place with Abigail, he is determined to be her hero in real life.

Abigail isn’t sure if she can believe the story that Lucas and his partner tell her about the shots she was given and the doctor who gave them to her.  However, Abigail knows that if they are telling her the truth, then she wants vengeance for all the pain and suffering she has gone through.  Lucas agrees to let Abigail help them track down and capture the doctor, but at a distance from the danger.  While this is going on, the passion that was instant from the minute they laid eyes on each other is distracting both Lucas and Abigail.  In Lucas’ profession distractions can mean you or your partner getting seriously hurt or killed.  When the doctor is located, it takes everything Lucas has to keep his mind off of Abigail and on the mission.  When things go sideways during the mission, will Lucas and his partner make it out to their loved ones?

An agent and a victim come together in a blinding passion amongst a dangerous case in Passionate Vengeance.   Lucas and Abigail have to find a way to finish the case that brought them together while getting a handle on the feelings that are flaming between them.  I wasn’t surprised to see Lucas pushed until he found the location where Abigail was being held.  I wondered if Abigail could possibly feel the same as Lucas after everything she had been put through but it was very easy to see that Lucas was helping her deal with it all.  I enjoyed watching as Lucas and Abigail worked to finish the case while exploring what they were feeling.  When the final battle unfolded, I wondered if Lucas would get out and be able to have the promising future with Abigail that seemed so bright.  Of course, love won that day for everyone.  Passionate Vengeance is filled with suspense and passion with bits of friendship and humor that made it a page turner.

PASSIONATE IMMUNITY by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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PASSIONATE IMMUNITY by Elizabeth LapthornePassionate Immunity by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #3
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Coming of Age, Suspense
Reviewed by Jo

 Kimberly Melmoth is a scientist who has always craved a grand adventure.  When a friend’s husband requests her help, Kimberly jumps at the chance to help out an investigation with the Agency; it’s a dream come true to Kimberly.  She might admit out loud that it’s a simple task, but inside she is doing the happy dance and hopes that she can find some way to increase her part.  Kimberly is also hoping that she just might find her Bond and passion.

Tristan Walters has been a spy for a long time and when he is asked to investigate a mystery found in the records of the Agency mole, he jumps at the job.  After all, Tristan’s last partner was killed recently because of the mole.  This is a way for him to try and put that hurt behind him and to help the entire Agency move on.  However, Tristan is blindsided by the passion that springs up when he meets the fun blond scientist who has agreed to help out.

Although Kimberly was hoping for a bit of passion with her mission, even she was surprised how fast it hit and that Tristan feels the same.  That first day it was hard for both of them to keep their focus on the job and not on each other and their mutual feelings.  It quickly becomes obvious that something strange is going on at a laboratory from the data and when it’s decided that a break in is necessary, Kimberly wrangles her way into that job too.  Tristan might have agreed to bring Kimberly along, but he knows that keeping her safe is his and his partners’ job.  That instant passion bubbles over just as the most dangerous part of the job is about to begin.  Will Tristan be able to keep his mind on looking for the data and answers or will having Kimberly there beside him be one distraction too many?

An unexpected job brings an adventure seeking scientist the love of her life in a handsome spy as they look for answers in Passionate Immunity.  I could tell that nothing was going to slow Kimberly down when she was given the chance to help out the Agency.  I could tell that Tristan was still having a hard time from the killing of his partner.  Yet, when he is offered the task of investigating a mystery located in the mole’s records he never expected to find love at the same time.  The quickness of meeting to erotic explosion proved to me that both Kimberly and Tristan were meant to be together.  I was surprised that Kimberly was allowed on the break in.  Again, it was her expertise in lab work and data that brought her and Tristan together in the first place.  While Kimberly and Tristan’s future might be figured out, the things they found at the lab only brought up more questions and answers.  I can see that a book 4 will be needed at the very least to answer the additional questions.  Passionate Immunity is a quick moving story with erotic passion and deadly danger and just light hearted enough to bring a smile.

INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE by Elizabeth LapthorneIntimate Knowledge by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #5
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Steampunk
Reviewed by Jo

Jennifer Mabbot needed to get away and do some soul searching, so she took some time and went to a well-loved camping site.  One night Jennifer was awoken by the sounds of someone by her camp. Wondering what is going on, Jennifer followed the sounds and found a man burying something.  Thinking it was a personal thing to that man, Jennifer watched for a bit and then went back to her tent and forgot about it.  That is, she forgot about it until strange men looking for something attacked her in her home.  Scared to death, Jennifer calls the one person she knows will protect her.

Saul Haslen works for the Agency and knows very well what can happen to innocent people who get in the way.  When Saul receives the call from Jennifer, he instantly works out a plan to get to her, to keep her safe and discover just who is after her and why.  Saul has kept several things from his childhood friend, two of them being the reality of his work and his passion for Jennifer.  With danger surrounding Jennifer, Saul knows it time for him to open up about both and hope he won’t lose his friend and love.

Jennifer has always felt safe with Saul and it came as no surprise to her just what his work really entailed.  Protection just came naturally to Saul.  When they both open up about the feelings they had been hiding from the other, the passion that had been long denied came forth stronger than ever.  Balancing out the need to explore their love and to end the danger that threatens Jennifer, Saul and Jennifer team up to follow the clues and discover what Jennifer saw that night went much deeper than a man burying personal items and that the Agency was already involved.  Saul wants to be in on ending the threat to Jennifer, but he also wants to keep her safe.  The question is now, who are the good guys and who is the bad guy and just how is the Agency involved?

Lifelong friends finally open up to the passion between them when danger comes to call.  Saul and Jennifer discover just what has been between them all along in Intimate Knowledge.  I loved how Jennifer knew without a doubt she could call on Saul and he would help her.  I also loved how Saul dropped everything when he got her call to do just that.  When their passion blazed immediately and hotter than ever, I wasn’t surprised because it was obvious to me that it was only waiting for an opening.  The twists and turns that appeared during the course of Saul and Jennifer investigating just what was going on kept me off from figuring out just what was going on and who was doing it.  The only thing I know for certain is that the passion between Jennifer and Saul is one that will last for a very long time and that something odd is going on in the Agency right now.  I can’t wait for the next visit to that very interesting Agency for my next clues.  Intimate Knowledge takes Saul and Jennifer from best friends to passionate lovers to a mixture of the two combined with a strong love all while they work to end the threat to that very love.

FLIRTING WITH DANGER by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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ENFORCER ENSHARNED by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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