Genre: Contemporary

TOUGH LUCK HERO by Maisey Yates

TOUGH LUCK HERO by Maisey Yates

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TOUGH LUCK HERO by Maisey YatesTough Luck Hero by Maisey Yates
Series: Cooper Ridge
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Colton West never expected his bridezilla fiancé to leave him at the altar. That’s how he finds himself drunk and married in Vegas to Lydia Carpenter. Lydia has been running for mayor of Cooper Ridge, so when she wakes up married to her best friend’s ex fiancé, she knows that if she want to win her election, she needs to stay married. Colton agrees to help Lydia by staying married. Neither can admit that the real reason they got married isn’t so much because of how drunk they were but rather that they have been attracted to each other for a very long time. Will they admit how they feel and stay together after the election is over?

 

I’m hooked on Cooper Ridge and Tough Luck Hero may be my favorite story yet! I’ve been waiting and hoping that something would happen to stop Colton from the terrible marriage he had planned to a “suitable” woman. I could see the sparks between Lydia and Colton and was intrigued! Maisey Yates didn’t disappoint me! I loved every minute of Tough Luck Hero and can’t wait to see what is coming next in Cooper Ridge!

SINNER’S GIN by Rhys Ford

SINNER’S GIN by Rhys Ford

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SINNER’S GIN by Rhys FordSinner's Gin by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #1
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

The band mates of Sinner’s Gin were riding high from their sell-out worldwide tour and their spectacular night at the Grammy Awards.  Leaving the ceremony the four young men were on top of the world, right up to the point where their car was struck by another driver.  Only one survived.  Lead singer Mieko ‘Miki’ St. John took his battered, broken body home to San Francisco where he holed up in his warehouse condo.  There Miki hid from everyone as his body tried to mend and his soul withered to dust.

 

SFPD Inspector Kane Morgan rents space in a local warehouse to relax in his downtime by creating beautiful woodwork pieces.  On this particular day off Kane’s deep into his zone when another tenant’s dog steals an expensive piece of wood from his stash.  Confronting his neighbor Kane is intrigued by the seriously sexy stranger.   And the conversation becomes extremely awkward when the Inspector makes a gruesome discovery – there’s a dead guy sitting in his neighbor’s GTO.

 

As the investigation gets underway Kane and his reclusive neighbor begin to grow closer.  They have nothing in common except a rising body count of people that once upon a time tormented Miki and a passionate chemistry.  Very quickly Kane is ready to protect the damaged singer from the world at large.  As for Miki, he’s not quite sure how Kane got under his skin, but he did, like a tick, a hot erotic tick.  Someone else, however has entirely different ideas for the singer and neither Kane nor Miki will like the killer’s plans.

 

Hold onto your seat.  Sinner’s Gin is an original, character driven emotional tsunami with a murderous psychopath for extra kicks.  The powerhouse dramatic storyline features incredibly poignant characters who will absolutely grab the reader’s heart.  Secondary characters such as the Morgan clan are equally important to the story.  Miki and Kane’s decidedly uncomfortable beginning highlights their unusual courtship, which further enriches Sinner’s Gin.  These characters challenge and love each other at every turn of the page.  I must Joyfully recommend Sinner’s Gin.  This one will be read again and again.

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD by Rhys Ford

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD by Rhys Ford

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TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD by Rhys FordTequila Mockingbird by Rhys Ford
Series: Sinners #3
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

An informant tip sends the SFPD Swat team to an RV parked outside Marshal’s Amp and Coffee house in Chinatown where they expect to find a large shipment of meth.  What team leader Connor Morgan and his men find instead is the bullet ridden body of Franklin Marshal moments before the RV blows into a million pieces.  After the explosion Connor is there to comfort Marshal’s adopted son, Forest Ackerman.

 

Childhood was a bitter game of survival for Forest before the day Franklin came into his life.  He spent his early years scrambling for food and shelter while his mother thought nothing of whoring him out for her own needs.  Scrawny and starving Forest’s unlikely savior was an aging hippie who saw something special in the mouthy boy. Eventually Franklin managed to pry the child from his mother and gave him a decent life.  Together they discovered his hidden talent as Forest immediately took to playing the drums.

 

On the night Forest’s beloved father is found murdered something intangible happens between the drummer and the SWAT officer.  Days pass where neither can forget the comforting arms of the other.  Each time Connor turns up at the coffee shop Forest’s heart beats faster.  As for Connor, he’s becoming increasingly frustrated by his inability to forget the sexy, brown eyed man.  See, Connor Morgan isn’t gay.  Before he can come to grips with the situation however, an attempt is made on Forest’s life.  Connor may be confused about his love life, but he’d make damn sure nobody else touched his drummer.

 

The Morgan family is back again with another sensuous, dangerous drama.  Passion and murder take readers on a difficult journey in Tequila Mockingbird, book three in the excellent Sinner’s series.  Forest and Connor, as well as the rest of the cast, come alive in this chilling tale of death.  Forest is emotionally scarred, Connor is trying to redefine his sexuality.  Author Rhys Ford takes her characters through hell and back and on top of the world with Tequila Mockingbird.  These incredible characters stay with you long after the last page ends.  I Joyfully recommend Tequila Mockingbird.  This series is one of the best. Ever.

TEMPERANCE by Stephanie Tyler

TEMPERANCE by Stephanie Tyler

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TEMPERANCE by Stephanie TylerTemperance by Stephanie Tyler
Series: Defiance #4
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, MM

Those who survived called it the Chaos.  Earth’s atmosphere was crippled, volcanos erupted, and the land barely limped along.  A thick layer of ash covered the skies and torrential, deadly rain storms seemed endless.  In the end those who had underground hideaways were the strongest.

 

In post apocalyptic Chaos the Defiance Motorcycle Club and Keller’s mafia compound were able to thrive.  Other groups survived as well, like the Lords of Vengeance Motorcycle Club who recently attempted to decimate Keller’s compound and caused great loss of life before they were driven off.  Retaliation, however, was brutal.  Whispers of another group called the Nomads were reported to have psychic talents, though no one ever lived to verify their existence.

 

To strengthen their home bases Defiance and Keller call a truce, an alliance against all others.  Willing hostages are exchanged between them.  Keller sends one of his top men, the assassin Declan to Defiance.  The club is unaware that Declan and Rebel, one of the MC’s ranking members, are engaged in a secret relationship.  Rebel is adamant that no one can know.  His life could be in danger within the club if anyone found out.  At first they were scratching an itch, but now it’s different.  Neither will admit to love yet… Declan will be with Rebel every day, within reach.  Talk about Chaos.

 

Temperance sets the stage for madness in a world few are equipped to handle.  Life is cheap and love can be deadly in the fourth Defiance story.  Brutal times, intense characters, and excruciating emotional baggage Temperance delivers a dynamic tale.  Author S.E. Jakes, otherwise known as Stephanie Tyler, pens a terrific story set in a cruel future with potent characters, driving dialogue, and deadly rivals.  This complex book will keep you up reading long past bedtime.  I Joyfully recommend Temperance for her passionate cast, incredible sexuality, and a story not to be missed.

INTO THE BLUE by Chanel Cleeton

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INTO THE BLUE by Chanel CleetonInto the Blue by Chanel Cleeton
Series: Chanel Cleeton
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Eric “Thor” Jansen lives to fly his fighter jet but after the loss of a friend, he needs a time out. He finds himself on leave and headed home to South Carolina. It took Becca Madison a long time to recover after Eric broke their engagement. But now she’s happy with her life, at least until she sees Eric again. Eric has always known that he made a mistake when he left Becca but now he’s determined to win a second chance. Can they both let go of the past and find a future together?

 

 

I’ve never read anything by Chanel Cleeton before but have to admit I really enjoyed Into the Blue. It was in turns sexy, frustrating and sexy again. I fell in love with Eric even as I knew that how he had broken up with Becca was pretty much a game stopper. I wanted them to be together one minute and then the next wanted Becca to keep moving on. It was this that kept me turning the pages. I felt that Eric was truly sorry for the past and wanted him to have what he had thrown away even as I wasn’t sure that he deserved it. Talk about driving me crazy LOL!! I can’t wait to see what comes next in Chanel Cleeton’s Wild Aces series!!

WHISKEY AND WRY by Rhys Ford

WHISKEY AND WRY by Rhys Ford

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TAKE ME ALL THE WAY by Toni Blake

TAKE ME ALL THE WAY by Toni Blake

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEDDING by Sara Richardson

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RIVERBEND ROAD by RaeAnne Thayne

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DOMINATED by Maya Banks

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DANGEROUSLY BROKEN by Eden Bradley

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GETTING ROUGH by C. L. Parker

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FILTHY RICH by Virna DePaul

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HITCHED by Erin Nicholas

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IN A BAD WAY by Karen Tabke

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COMPROMISING SITUATIONS by Susan Laine

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BREAKING BAD by Karen Tabke

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THE HARDER THEY FALL by Ari McKay

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SLOE RIDE by Rhys Ford

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PLACES LIKE HOME by April Kelley

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