Genre: Contemporary

CONSUMED by J. R. Ward

CONSUMED by J. R. Ward

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

IN MY SKIN by Shannon McKenna

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IN MY SKIN by Shannon McKennaIn My Skin by Shannon McKenna
Series: Obsidian Files #3
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Science Fiction, Suspense


 

 

 

Author Shannon McKenna continues her exciting Obsidian Files series with In My Skin.

Luke is hunting for a way to return the memories he locked away to protect those he loves.  Now all he wants is to remember the people he risked so much for.  There is just one complication…Daniela LaSalle.

Dani is a nurse whose life is turned upside down when an old friend arrives at her home on death’s door wanting help. Before she can get the whole story, her friend dies and leaves her in a world of trouble.

Luke is determined to discover what Dani’s friend said to her but is sidetracked by a fierce need to protect the beauty.  As killers come out of the woodwork with a mission to capture Dani they must go on the run. The only problem is Dani doesn’t know who to trust.  Can they survive what’s coming for them?

In My Skin is a sizzling thrill ride from page one.  Luke and Dani share a passionate chemistry that ignites immediately.  Luke Ryan has been put through hell. I had been wondering what would happen to him after all the atrocities he faced in the previous books.  He deserves some happiness.

Luke and Dani go on one heck of an adventure.  I loved their banter back and forth especially Dani’s smart-mouth retorts. The amazing action sequences leave you on edge while the powerful emotions will have your heart swelling.  Ms. McKenna definitely knows how to choreograph impressive action sequences in her books. They always leave me wanting more.

I thoroughly enjoyed In My Skin! Luke and Dani are fantastic, and the ending was out of this world! I loved it!

If you’re looking for lots of suspense and drama mixed with steamy sex, then In My Skin is for you!

 

MY NEXT BREATH by Shannon McKenna

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MY NEXT BREATH by Shannon McKennaMy Next Breath by Shannon McKenna
Series: Obsidian Files #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Science Fiction, Suspense

Zade has a plan…a foolproof one at least that’s what he thinks.  Zade plans to use Simone to find his missing brother Luke.  The only problem with that plan is the instant attraction that leads to a powerful connection.  Now that he’s gotten to know her he must decide what to do next.

Simone hasn’t been happy for a long time.  Unlucky in love and unhappy in her job she has decided to change things up.  The only problem is the fact that her boss aka her stepfather refuses to let her go.  Little does she know her stepfather’s agenda is more diabolical than she could ever imagine.

Zade and Simone have phenomenal attraction that sparks the moment they cross paths.  It doesn’t take long for Zade to realize he’s in trouble. Simone is nothing like he imagined and now he struggles with his deep feelings for her and an overwhelming need to find his brother.

Author Shannon McKenna’s My Next Breath is a sexy adventure heavy with emotion.  Zade’s desperation to find his brother mixed with the need to protect Simone ramp up the urgent suspense in My Next Breath. Shannon McKenna gives readers excellent stories with her Obsidian Files series.

Simone and Zade have both been dealt a crap hand in life.  Now is their chance to find some happiness if they survive the onslaught of people that want to capture and kill them.  These two were great with just enough sizzle paired with intense action scenes. I cannot wait to find out what happens next. I especially hope that Zade brother’s Luke finds love and his way back to his family.

COZEN by Bethany-Kris

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COZEN by Bethany-KrisCozen by Bethany-Kris
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Erotic


 

coz-en (kuz-uhn)
verb
1. trick or deceive.
• obtain by deception.

She was named most appropriately.

Cozen Taylor has more than earned her place as one of North America’s most successful thieves. Her name is whispered amongst criminal elite as the go-to thief when someone needs a heist.

She has never failed.

A call from the Miami-based Astor family could change all that with a job that seems almost impossible to complete. The mark should be simple—a stolen family heirloom, the man who has kept it hidden for over twenty years, and six months to return the piece to its rightful owners.

Nothing is ever that easy.

Three-hundred million for a successful heist. No smart thief would turn the offer down. Cozen didn’t expect a complication like him to put a kink in her plans, though. Sargon Makri—tall, dark, gorgeous, and entirely dangerous. For her life, her heart, and for the success of the heist.

The last thing Cozen needs to be thinking about is Sargon, and how she can get him into her bed … especially when he just happens to be her mark’s bodyguard. The thrill of the job has never been more addicting to Cozen, and she will risk everything to make the heist a success.

But at what cost?

 

 

Who can you trust is one of the major themes in Bethany-Kris’ latest release, Cozen. Who can you trust with your heart and most importantly your life?

Cozen Taylor is the most famous thief in America. She’s looking to retire when she gets roped into one final job which turns out to be the largest and most dangerous of her career.

Sargon Makri is a hardened killer with no allegiances.  He is a lethal bodyguard who recently found himself protecting one of the deadliest criminals in the U.S. His life is monotonous until a sexy waitress upends his life.  He wants her…he wants her bad…it’s just too bad his boss wants her as well.

Cozen is a highly entertaining read.  I found it a fast, fun exciting romance.  I particularly enjoyed the thrilling intrigue.  The sparks between Cozen and Sargon are swift and scintillating.  I loved that Cozen is such a badass in her field of expertise. It was great that she never shrunk under the daunting circumstances of the heist. She was determined to never rely on Sargon to save her.  If you are looking for sinfully erotic sex, steamy romance and excellent storytelling plus one heck of a twist then Cozen is for you.

THE WHOLE WAY HOME by Sarah Creech

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THE WHOLE WAY HOME by Sarah CreechThe Whole Way Home by Sarah Creech
Published by William Morrow Genres: Contemporary


 

Joanne Lover is an up-and-coming country music singer.  She longs to be among the legendary ladies of the genre.  She has her whole stage persona laid out, and she tries to maintain that mask for all intents and purposes.  However, when J.D. Gunn, her first love, crashes back into her life and forces her to work with him, all bets are off.

J.D. Gunn’s road to success took a different route than Joanne’s path, and some would say he sold out for glory.  But now J.D. wants to return to what he holds value in and one of those things is the sassy Joanne Lover.  Joanne is proving to be more stubborn than an ass, but J.D. won’t give up without a fight!  When secrets from Joanne’s past threaten to see the light of day, the former lovers need to rally together and keep them covered but, in the end, would it really be so bad?

The Whole Way Home is a novel that gripped me from the opening pages and made me want to discover exactly what was going on with Joanne and J.D.  I wanted to know what secrets they held, why they broke up, and I wanted desperately for J.D. and Joanne to work for the happily ever after in The Whole Way Home.  Sadly, I was left wanting.  I found the secondary characters’ relationship more interesting, and J.D. and Joanne’s story left some holes and some dots that weren’t connected at all for me in The Whole Way Home.  I expected Joanne to be that feisty singer that she pretended to be, and I thought J.D. would be more giving and less wrapped up in himself in The Whole Way Home.  The big reveal and secret revelation by someone didn’t make any sense to me, because they didn’t really reveal anything. It was an assumption that was not published in a tabloid where the lines of fact and fiction are more fluid, but in a magazine that should have been more credible.

 

WHISKEY SHARP by Lauren Dane

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GIVING CHASE by Lauren Dane

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DEAD GIRL RUNNING by Christina Dodd

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ALL WE KNEW by Jamie Beck

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THE WEDDING DATE by Jasmine Guillory

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NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT by Kristan Higgins

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EVERY DEEP DESIRE by Sharon Wray

EVERY DEEP DESIRE by Sharon Wray

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WHISKEY SHARP: UNRAVELED by Lauren Dane

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UNDONE BY YOU by Kate Meader

UNDONE BY YOU by Kate Meader

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WIRED by Julie Garwood

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STEEL TRAP by L. M. Somerton

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NEVER THE GROOM by Samantha Cayto

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SO OVER YOU by Kate Meader

SO OVER YOU by Kate Meader

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ROYALLY RUINED by Nora Flite

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BEFORE THE DAWN by Cynthia Eden

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