Author: Lucy Monroe

MOON BURNING by Lucy Monroe

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MOON BURNING by Lucy MonroeMoon Burning by Lucy Monroe
Series: Children of the Moon #3
Published by Berkley Publishing Group, Sensation Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Miranda

Sabrine is the protector of her raven shifter clan. She is searching for a sacred stone that was taken from her clan by the dastardly Donegal clan. Werewolves and Ravens have been enemies for centuries, so it’s not surprising to Sabrine that the Donegal wolves stole their stone. Sabrine is willing to do whatever it takes to get it back including infiltrating the enemy camp.

Barr never asked to be the new laird of the Donegal clan but it doesn’t take him long to realize the guy he replaced is as corrupt as they come. It is now his job to turn this clan around and get rid of the riff raff. The clan is his primary focus until he gets pleasantly distracted by a lovely lass he finds in the woods. He doesn’t believe he’s getting the whole story from the lass but he is beguiled by her and claims her under his protection.

Barr and Sabrine may not build their relationship on trust but they have plenty of fiery chemistry to make up for it. Can two natural born enemies find love together? Will they survive the enemies that lie underneath their noses?

Action, passion and a clever plot make Moon Burning a sizzling story! Barr and Sabrine are like star-crossed lovers fated to be together and yet they are born enemies. The scenes between them are overflowing with skyrocketing fireworks. Whether they are arguing or making up these two know how to turn the heat up a notch. Sabrine and Barr are both fierce characters and they bring their strong wills to the relationship making for some interesting situations. The story underlying the relationship is fast-paced and intriguing. It is easy to be drawn to the characters and the situations they are facing. Lucy Monroe’s storytelling is suave and exciting. This is my first Children of the Moon novel and I can’t wait to read the next. It’s not necessary to have read the first two novels to enjoy Moon Burning.

ONE NIGHT HEIR by Lucy Monroe

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ONE NIGHT HEIR by Lucy MonroeOne Night Heir by Lucy Monroe
Published by Harlequin on 2013-06-18
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 192
Reviewed by Vanessa

Only a royal wedding…Bitter life lessons have taught Crown Prince Maksim Yurkovich that duty must come before desire. His country needs an heir, so when he discovers his lover can't have children, he must sever their ties. Only Maks can't resist spending one last night in her bed.…can avert this royal scandal!Now he faces the biggest diplomatic crisis of his life. Against all odds, Gillian Harris has become pregnant. Maks's royal reserve masks the heart of a fierce Cossack warrior—one who is not above using their mutual passion to convince a hurt, wary Gillian that she must be his queen!

Crown Prince Maksim Yurkovich MUST put duty before his own wants.  He has been dating Gillian Harris for a while, and she appears to check all the boxes.  They were just getting the reports back on that all important one—can she have a child?

Gillian believes that Maks is ready to pop the question and hasn’t even bothered to read her report which could shred her marriage prospects to Maks!  However, Maks gives in to his desires and has one last night with Gillian before he lets her down.  Gillian is hurt, deeply, but soon discovers that she can reproduce.  Gillian doesn’t plan on telling Maks yet, but his “helpful” cousin lets him in on her secret.  Now Maks must scramble to convince Gillian that he doesn’t just want her because of the child she now carries.  Will she relent or will she make him work for it?

One Night Heir was an enjoyable read that explains Maks’ duties fully.  It’s not what many would have to deal with, but he does.  I never felt that Gillian was a complete victim here.  She knew what his duty was, she just didn’t realize, at the time, that she couldn’t fulfill things in One Night Heir and that he truly cared for her more.  Gillian did stand up to Maks at times and refused to fold too quickly in One Night Heir and that was a nice little change.  Maks and Gillian do work out their problems over the course of the story instead of all at the end, too.  There is an interfering third party in One Night Heir, but they are there to help Gillian see that what she believes isn’t true at all.

MILLION DOLLAR CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL by Lucy Monroe

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MILLION DOLLAR CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL by Lucy MonroeMillion Dollar Christmas Proposal by Lucy Monroe
Published by Harlequin on 2013-11-01
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 192
Reviewed by Vanessa

Always read the fine print!  Tycoon Vincenzo Tomasi needs a new nanny for his niece and nephew by Christmas. And the million-dollar salary on offer will be more tempting than anything in Santa's sack! Audrey Miller already works for Enzo and loves children, and stepping into his family would dramatically help her own. What Audrey doesn't know is that Enzo expects the right candidate to become his wife—and high on the requirements list is sexual compatibility. While she's lusted after her enigmatic boss for years, will innocent Audrey risk everything to explore her irresistible attraction in the most unlikely interview process ever?

Unexpectedly saddled with his orphaned niece and nephew, Vincenzo “Enzu” Tomasi seeks to set up the perfect family for them.  He believes he can buy a woman to “love” the kids as well as share his bed!  Young Audrey Miller, wanting to fulfill the dreams of her young charges, points out to her tycoon boss, Vincenzo, that love can’t be purchased.  Undoubtedly, he will procure that woman to accept the monies for the position and share duties of the marital bed, but she won’t love the children like Audrey can.  However, Vincenzo insists that he take her out for a spin before signing on the dotted line.  Will virginal, romantic Audrey accept his conditions at the risk of damaging her heart and responsibilities, or will the gamble be worth the risk?

 

Million Dollar Christmas Proposal is a heartwarming Christmas tale about two individuals who know where their priorities lie and pursue a means to that end.  Vincenzo and Audrey were truly a match made in heaven without any overly dramatic misunderstanding to cloud the issues in Million Dollar Christmas Proposal.

 

Both Enzu and Audrey had horrible people that set examples for them early on, but they found that they were able to get away from that and still find happiness in Million Dollar Christmas Proposal.

 

Million Dollar Christmas Proposal was filled with snapshots of Enzu and Audrey and their times together, showing how well they meshed—two sides of the same coin.  There weren’t overly dramatic moments and misunderstandings in Million Dollar Christmas Proposal, because the leads were more mature and seemed to know exactly what they needed to provide a fulfilling life for others—finding love between them was just a bonus!

HEATSEEKER by Lucy Monroe

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HEATSEEKER by Lucy MonroeHeatseeker by Lucy Monroe
Published by Kensington Publishing Corp. on 2013-01-29
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 304
Reviewed by Nannette

Always ready, always deadly. That’s the motto of the Atrati—a mercenary organization of black operatives who specialize in doing what no one else can.A former sergeant in the Marine special forces, Kaden Marks dreams of one day having a family. But he’s haunted by the deeds of his past and won’t let anyone get close. Then a new mission comes his way. A fellow operative has had her cover blown—and it’s up to Kaden’s team to bring her out safely. What he doesn’t realize is that the beautiful but stubborn Rachel Gannon has no intention of letting herself be rescued…Rachel will come out only when she can promise adequate protection for her unwitting informant. As a former DEA agent, Rachel still blames herself for her sister’s death—and is unwilling to let someone else get hurt because of her. But she hadn’t counted on falling for Kaden Marks, and falling hard. Now she must convince him to help her bring down the enemy’s entire organization—without risking the life of the man she’s come to love…

Kaden Marks was a former sergeant in the Marine Special Forces. He’s now a member of the Atrati. A black-ops mercenary organization that specializes in doing what no one else can. Kaden’s latest mission is to rescue another undercover agent whose cover has been blown. When he discovers that the agent is Rachel Gannon, the woman he swore to love forever ten years ago but left to protect, his world is rocked.

 

Rachel will not leave until her friend is safe and her mission completed. No matter the cost to herself. Whether it be her life to the enemy or her heart to Kaden.

 

The chemistry between Rachel and Kaden puts the heat in Heat Seeker. They do their fair share of steaming up the tent and anywhere else they are alone. An intricate and action-packed storyline backs up their romance. While I think Kaden made a mistake being so hard on himself and so insistent that he needed to push everyone in his life away without explanation to them, I was happy to see him reconnect with Rachel. They clearly had unfinished business between them. Rachel could have handled anything Kaden had to give from the beginning. He underestimated what a tough woman she is. Two happily-ever-afters makes Heat Seeker twice as good. Wyatt and Neil’s poignant reconciliation is heartfelt and passionate. Fans of M/M romance will love their angst-filled story as well.

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