Genre: Contemporary

Earning His Trust by Alicia Nordwell

Earning His Trust by Alicia NordwellEarning His Trust Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Source: Publisher

Too little sleep and a moment of inattention sends Evin to the E.R. with a severe burn on his hand.  He’d been making homemade biscuits for his teething six month oldsix-month-old Micah when the accident happened.  The doctor who comes around the curtain is Dr. Ben Perez, the man who once broke Evin’s heart.

Six years ago, Evin and Ben were college students madly in love.  Their breakup was devastating but life goes on. Evin found a meaningful love with Daniel and together they planned their future starting with a surrogate pregnancy.  However, fate was not kind. A tragedy took Daniel and left Evin alone with a son on the way.  

He has neither the time nor the heart for a relationship but, Evin is willing to forge a tentative new friendship with Ben.  The doctor is willing to help in any way he can to ease Evin’s burden. Frankly the father looks exhausted. Slowly their friendship is renewed and the feelings they once shared are rekindled.  Fate does move in mysterious ways indeed.

Earning his Trust presents a heartwarming tale of redemption and love.  Engaging characters and a tender romance gives readers a sweet and sexy story to embrace.  Evin and Ben’s character development elevates Earning his Trust, even their baby Micah’s baby adds charm charisma adds giving the story a delightfully realistic layer.  Love endures in this charmer.

Dominate by Bailey Bradford

Dominate by Bailey BradfordDominate by Bailey Bradford
Series: Power #3
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, MM
Source: Publisher

Taking a deep breath and girding his loins, so to speak, Forest Tilden walks into his very first BDSM club Head n’ Tails.  Years of secret yearnings, reading and watching videos have given Forest the courage to finally accept his sexual desires. It may be baby steps but it’s certainly a start.

Watching consensual acts within the club; Forest is equally uncomfortable and turned on.  When an overbearing Dom is too force full the young submissive isn’t quite sure what he should do.  

Dom Quarry Light is part owner of Heads n’ Tails. He feels strongly about the ‘lifestyle’ and the rules that bind them within the BDSM community. Watching a pushy Dom make a move on the sub he’s had his eye on Quar feels doubly obligated to step in and save Forest.  

The sub is sweet and naïve with very little sexual experience.  Quar on the other hand has several failed relationships under his belt so he’s soured on anything that lasts more than a single night.  Saving Forest from a persistent Dom proves highly satisfying. There’s something about the sexy sub that draws Quar’s attention. Maybe both their lives are about to change.  All it takes is a little faith, in each other.
Dominate treats the reader to a refreshingly adorable and spicy introduction between opposites.  Engaging main characters steal the story with ease. This fast paced slice of BDSM ‘lite’ style works.  Enjoy Dominate as Forest and Quar gently explore the beginnings of a wonderful life together.

THE KISS THIEF by L. J. Shen

THE KISS THIEF by L. J. Shen

THE KISS THIEF by L. J. ShenThe Kiss Thief by L. J. Shen
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher

They say your first kiss should be earned.Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.One kiss.Two men.Three lives.Entwined together. And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.


Author L.J. Shen delivers an epic enemies-to-lovers romance in The Kiss Thief!  I absolutely loved this story! I have been on a serious mafia romance kick lately, so I was looking forward to reading The Kiss Thief.  The premise is scintillating. I’m not usually into triangle’s but this one turned out to be exciting and unpredictable which I loved.  It does have a bit of a dark romance edge to it.  Wolfe is dominant and sexy, but he can be a total ass!  However, it was impossible to not fall in love with him.  If you aren’t into Alpha’s with a dark edge this may not be for you.

I happened to fall for this very bad boy.  Poor Francesca is really thrown into the deep end in The Kiss Thief.  I felt terrible about the circumstances that landed her in Senator Wolfe Keaton’s crosshairs.  However, is was easy to feel the instant heady attraction after Wolfe and Francesca’s first meeting. I really enjoyed Francesca’s growth throughout the story.  It was nice to see her find her strength while watching Wolfe realize there’s more to life than revenge.

The Kiss Thief is brimming with so much passionate emotion it makes you feel like your heart is going to burst. I loved these two so much I didn’t want the story to end.  The Kiss Thief is a definite Joyfully Recommended Read!

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer Ryan

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer Ryan

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer RyanDirty Little Secret by Jennifer Ryan
Published by Avon Genres: Contemporary, Western
Source: Publisher

Meet the women from Wild Rose Ranch—and the men who want them—in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Ryan’s breathtaking series of romance and scandal . . .

Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things: ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. John Cordero groomed Noah to take over the Montana spread where he learned to ride and work the land. But when John unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a woman Noah doesn’t even know.

Roxy shares Noah’s last name, but not his blood. Estranged from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her notorious mother’s past, she is forced to fulfill her father’s last wishes. Inheriting means sharing a home with infuriating, challenging, and oh-so-tempting Noah. But John didn’t just make her owner of his ranch and guardian to her sister, his hidden sideline is her worst nightmare—she’s the new owner of the notorious Nevada brothel called Wild Rose Ranch where she grew up.

As their strictly business relationship starts to turn to true love, Roxy begins to wonder, what will happen when Noah discovers her dirty little secret?


Jennifer Ryan introduces us to the women of the Wild Rose Ranch with fantastic flair.  I absolutely adore Noah, Roxy and their Dirty Little Secret.  This book was such a surprise. It’s not something I would’ve picked up but I received it in the mail and I fell hard and fast for these characters.  One thing that really sucks me in is emotion.  Ms. Ryan has packed Dirty Little Secret with such powerful emotion I felt like my heart was being squeezed in such a good way.

Roxy and Noah have been dealt a rough hand.  Roxy’s father, Noah’s stepfather left them to deal with his secrets and there’s quite the fallout.  Now they must navigate their new lives while living together and taking care of their sister. There are many obstacles thrown their way to make it even more interesting.  It’s impossible not to root for these two. It doesn’t hurt that the chemistry between Noah and Roxy is sizzling. If you love intense romance filled with intriguing and loveable characters, then Dirty Little Secret is for you.

Author Jennifer Ryan has paired a blistering romance with a compelling storyline to deliver a sensational story! I’m excited to Joyfully Recommend Dirty Little Secret!  I can’t wait for the next book in the Wild Rose Ranch series!

 

CONSUMED by J. R. Ward

CONSUMED by J. R. Ward

CONSUMED by J. R. WardConsumed by J. R. Ward
Published by Gallery Books Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Source: Publisher

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.


J.R. Ward’s Consumed is a terrifically terrifying adventure from start to finish! From the first scenes in Consumed there is no doubt this book will be intense.  I’m not sure if I have ever been so engrossed in the first few pages of a book that nothing could distract. It’s been a little bit since I finished the book and I still get nervous butterflies when thinking about Consumed. The beautifully tragic imagery brought forth will leave you gasping for air…literally!

Ward brings her signature writing style to her new series giving the reader the multifaceted storytelling they adore. You always know going into a book from Ward that you will not be denied any of the characters point of view.

All of Anne Ashburn’s life she has been determined to follow in the family footsteps and leave a shining legacy within the fire department.  Tragic circumstances force her to completely rethink her life and what she wants from it.  Danny McGuire is the fire department’s golden boy until events lead him to begin taking unnecessary risks.  To say that these characters are deep would be a gross understatement. It’s impossible to miss the wealth of emotion that drives and sometimes helps these characters thrive.

Consumed, as cheesy as it is to say it will consume you from page one.  This exceptional suspenseful drama will have you dissecting the characters motives to discover the bad guy!  Anne and Danny’s romance is a slow burn in all the best ways.  We really get a chance to know them both and what is driving them. Both are complex and picking up the pieces after a life-changing event.   I fell incredibly in love with these two!

Enthralling, Exhilarating and Explosive are just a few of the words I would use to describe J. R. Ward’s Consumed. It’s most definitely a Recommended Read!

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