Genre: Contemporary

THE ITALIAN’S DEAL FOR I DO by Jennifer Hayward

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THE ITALIAN’S DEAL FOR I DO by Jennifer HaywardThe Italian's Deal For I Do by Jennifer Hayward
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Rocco Mondelli is shocked to discover that his late grandfather didn’t leave him a controlling interest in the family’s business.  He is also disheartened to learn that his grandfather had been keeping a mistress young enough to be his granddaughter!  However, Rocco soon finds that the young woman is super-model Olivia Fitzgerald, and she doesn’t want anyone to know who she is or why she skipped out on a very lucrative contract.  Olivia Fitzgerald has her own demons to ward off and fighting an attraction to the handsome playboy isn’t helping things.  Wanting only to realize her dreams and seeing that she doesn’t have another option, she agrees to the proposal that Rocco presents her with at the risk of losing herself.  Will Rocco and Olivia find that sometimes the price of fulfilling their dreams is too great, or will they push on to achieve their goals?

 

The Italian’s Deal for I Do is an emotional tale that pushes the protagonists to work through their issues and truly trust each other before attainting their HEA.

 

Rocco was the typical jump-to-conclusions Hero, but he wasn’t too prideful to issue that apology when it was called for in The Italian’s Deal for I Do.  Olivia was amusing when she teased Rocco about things that he completely denied.  Placing him in the hot seat just added to the foreplay between the two of them in The Italian’s Deal for I Do.  The troubles that Olivia went through seemed quite plausible, and I felt that Rocco was truly there to hold her hand as she navigated her way through them.  Rocco and Olivia learned quite a lot on their road to HEA in The Italian’s Deal for I Do, and it was gratifying when they completed their tasks.  I found that there was some symmetry in both Rocco’s and Olivia’s tasks, as well.  Hindrances were placed in both their paths, but they had to choose what was more important in order to see things through.  They seemed to realize that sometimes they would have to give up things in order to move forward in The Italian’s Deal for I Do, and this seemed to fully evolve their characters, too.

PRINCESS’S SECRET BABY by Carol Marinelli

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PRINCESS’S SECRET BABY by Carol MarinelliPrincess's Secret Baby by Carol Marinelli
Series: The Chatsfields Gold #11
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Princess of Surhaadi, Leila, is determined to break from the oppressive pall that has covered her family for the past sixteen years! Forcing a confrontation, revealing a truth that Leila has long suspected, she runs away….and into the arms of a willing stranger!

James Chatsfield believes that the beauty is up to some media coverage subterfuge for a competitor, but he can’t help being drawn to her. Unable to turn down what she is clearly offering, James falls for her and discovers some things that Leila failed to mention!  Attempting to contact her again, he finds his way blocked, and he is soon headed off to forget her.  However, when the news reveals something she should have, James wastes no time to right the wrongs of the past.

Princess’s Secret Baby grabbed on to the reader from the start with the dark ominous truths revealed in the opening pages.  The tale couldn’t maintain that darkness throughout the pages though, as Princess’s Secret Baby would have been a terribly depressing story.  Carol Marinelli knew what she was doing when she developed James as he completely embodied a romance hero in Princess’s Secret Baby.  Sure, he had some failings, one that was glaring and a little off putting, but it wasn’t in your face, and I tried hard to overlook it, because he did have a point for his actions.

Leila was a complete and utter innocent in more ways than one and that was hard to swallow in Princess’s Secret Baby, however, she did come from a completely different background.   James worked hard to win Leila, and I felt that she probably should have let him off the hook in one area that truly wasn’t his fault, but I don’t think she knew that he blamed himself for that in Princess’s Secret Baby.

In the end, Princess’s Secret Baby is a part of a series, however, there was something that wasn’t completely wrapped up or explained about things that occurred in Princess’s Secret Baby.  I’m afraid that in order to garner that information, one would have to read Leila’s brother’s story Sheikh’s Desert Duty.

PROTECTING WHAT’S THEIRS by Tessa Bailey

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PROTECTING WHAT’S THEIRS by Tessa BaileyProtecting What's Theirs by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty Novella
Published by Entangled Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Miranda

Ginger Peet and Derek Tyler are heading towards different stages in their relationship.  They are happy living together and Ginger has some special news for her Lieutenant but he refuses to listen.  Derek closes Ginger out instead of sharing the truth with her.  A bad guy returns to Chicago and Derek thinks putting distance between himself and Ginger is the right move.

 

Ginger’s insecurities return the longer Derek is absent from her life.  She starts to think the worst.  If Derek and Ginger don’t share the secrets they are keeping, this relationship could have a disastrous end.

 

This novella is a follow up to the first Line of Duty novel from Author Tessa Baily, Protecting What’s His.   Protecting What’s Theirs is a fantastic follow up to Ginger and Derek’s love story.  I absolutely love this couple.  While the sex is absolutely sinful in the most sensational ways it’s Ginger’s vulnerability & quirkiness combined with Derek’s dirty talking Alpha “she is mine” attitude that brings this reader back for more.

UNFIXABLE by Tessa Bailey

UNFIXABLE by Tessa Bailey

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UNFIXABLE by Tessa BaileyUnfixable by Tessa Bailey
Published by Entangled Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Reviewed by Miranda

Willa Peet won the trip of a lifetime! She gets to spend a month in Ireland at the Claymore Inn.  The trip couldn’t come at a more perfect time. Willa’s sister Ginger is starting her much deserved family after raising Willa when their mother went AWOL.  Willa is so happy for her sister and yet she is a bit lost. She doesn’t feel right in her skin anymore. She broke up with the boyfriend who was intent to mold her into someone else and got on a plane to Ireland. She never expected what came next!

 

Shane Claymore lives for the rush of racing his Formula One car. However, since the death of his father he has been forced to abandon racing, come home and run the Inn with his sister.  Shane is determined to get things in order with the Inn and sell it to the highest bidder.  His sister Faith hates the thought of losing the Inn and the only home she has known.  Shane isn’t concerned with her opinion.  He only cares about making sure she doesn’t get into any trouble!  His definition of trouble drastically changes as he tries to pick up the wild, smart ass American that will be staying at the Inn for a month.

 

When Willa and Shane meet it is reminiscent of the “Thrilla in Manilla” fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Fraser.  There is one major difference…as Willa and Shane spar the heat rises and an unforgettable love story is born.

 

Tessa Bailey makes magic with Unfixable!  I had the honor of meeting Willa in an earlier book of Bailey’s, Protecting What’s His.  Willa and her sister Ginger where running from a dark past. And while their time in Chicago definitely helped Willa doesn’t come into her own until she’s in Ireland.  Willa is forced to discover what will make her happy.  Willa definitely doesn’t like that she is drawn to the stubborn and sexy Shane.

 

Shane is in the opposite situation. He believes he knows exactly what will make him happy and that is getting rid of the family Inn.  He wants to race, he’s good at it and he needs that feeling of accomplishment.  He doesn’t expect the feisty American girl to mess with his head so much.

 

Ms. Bailey has written a story that takes possession of the reader, pulls them into the mind of a strong, yet conflicted young woman and then brings them on the ride of a lifetime in Unfixable!  This is the type of story that inspires women to charge forward.  It is possible to find your own happily-ever-after in this country or the next. :)  Willa and Shane challenge and encourage each other.  Their passion never fades as the story unfolds in Unfixable.

 

Tessa Bailey’s Unfixable is a shining star in the New Adult genre.

HERO by Samantha Young

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HERO by Samantha YoungHero by Samantha Young
Published by Signet Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Melissa

Alexa Holland is ashamed of her father. The things he’s done and the lies he’s told. Caine Carraway hates the Holland name. Alexa’s father was directly involved with his mother’s death and he’s never forgotten nor forgiven.  When Caine runs into Alexa his animosity ends up getting her fired!

 

Caine isn’t sure why he feels guilty for Alexa losing her job but he finds himself giving her a new job working for him. Now they are in constant contact with each other and before long give into the attraction between them. They quickly discover their attraction deepening into love. But with the past still standing between them can they find a way to make it work?

 

Hero is the first book that I’ve ever read by Samantha Young but it certainly won’t be the last. Sexy and drama filled Hero keeps you hooked on Alexa and Caine. You can’t go wrong here!

THIRTY DAYS TO WIN HIS WIFE by Andrea Laurence

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THE BILLIONAIRE’S BRIDAL BARGAIN by Lynne Graham

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THE LAST THING HE NEEDS by J. H. Knight

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OUTING THE QUARTERBACK by Tara Lain

OUTING THE QUARTERBACK by Tara Lain

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SOLITUDE by Anna Martin and Tia Fielding

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