Genre: Romance

INFATUATION by Melissa Schroeder

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INFATUATION by Melissa SchroederInfatuation by Melissa Schroeder
Series: A Little Harmless Military Romance #1
Published by Self Published on 2012-05-01
Genres: BDSM, Erotic, Romance
Pages: 164
Reviewed by Miranda

To prove her love and save her man, she has to go above and beyond the call of duty.Infatuation: A Little Military Harmless RomanceFrancis McKade is a man in lust. He's had a crush on his best friend's little sister for years but he has never acted on it. Besides that fact that she's Malachi's sister, he's a Seal and he learned his lesson with his ex-fiancé. Women do not like being left alone for long months at a time. Still, at a wedding in Hawaii anything can happen—and does. Unfortunately, after the best night of his life, he and Mal are called away to one of their most dangerous missions.Shannon is blown over by Kade. She's always had a crush on him and after their night together, it starts to feel a little like love. But, after the mission, Kade never calls or writes and she starts to wonder if it was all a dream. Until one night, her brother Mal drags him into her bar and grill and Shannon gets the shock of her life.Kade isn't the man Shannon knew in Hawaii, or even the last few years. Losing a friend and being injured, especially one who had never felt so vulnerable. He still can't shake the terror that keeps him up at night. Worse, he is realizing that the career he loves just might be over.Shannon is still mad, but she can't help but hurt for the man she loves. He is darker, a bit more dangerous, but beneath that, he is the Kade she's known for so many years. When he pushes her to her limits in the bedroom, Shannon refuses to back down. One way or another, this military man is going to learn there is no walking away from love—not while she still has breath in her body.Warning: This book contains two infatuated lovers, a hard-headed military man, a determined woman, some old friends, and a little taste of New Orleans. Of course, there is a Dom who wants to be in a charge and a sub who wants to challenge him. As always, ice water is suggested while reading. It might be the first military Harmless book, but the only thing that has changed is how hot our hero looks in his uniform—not to mention out of it.This is an original novella that is approx 32,000 words. It is an interracial military romance with light bdsm.Also includes for the first time in print the Harmless shorts: A Little Harmless Fling, A Little Harmless Kalikimaka, A Little Harmless Surprise and A Little Harmless Gift.

A beautiful wedding brings family and friends together to celebrate. It also provides the perfect opportunity for Shannon Dupree to finally take advantage of the man who has been starring in her fantasies for years. Kade is her brother’s best friend and his Navy Seal teammate. Shannon never wanted to get in between them, but she is dying to get Kade between the sheets.

Francis McKade has been infatuated with his best friend’s sister forever but always wary of taking things to the extreme like he wants to. A Hawaiian wedding sets the perfect mood for romance and Kade is more than willing to take advantage. However, after being wounded months later Kade is unwilling to go there again with Shannon, yet he can’t stand to see her with another man. Can Kade man up or will he watch the woman of his dreams walk into the arms of another? 

Infatuation is overflowing with passion and fire! Kade and Shannon are sizzling together in and out of bed. Shannon is a firecracker and the perfect woman to make Kade toe the line. I just loved Kade’s struggle with jealousy. He so deserved it! I cannot wait to see what happens with the other characters that I have come to love in the Harmless series. It was great to see Mal, Shannon’s brother, again and I hope to read more about Mal and Kade’s other teammate Deke. Even though this is primarily set in New Orleans we still got some glimpses of Hawaii and the Harmless characters we love. Melissa Schroeder’s Infatuation is brimming with romance and it features an ending that is simply swoon worthy. 

IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Stephanie Tyler

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IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Stephanie TylerIn the Air Tonight by Stephanie Tyler
Series: Shadow Force #3
Published by Random House LLC on 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 388
Reviewed by Jo

With danger closing in, all they have is each other. Haunted by a mission he barely survived, Delta Force operative Mace Stevens still carries a soldier’s burden. Running a small bar in upstate New York, he remains a stone-cold warrior who guards dangerous secrets and stays ready for anything. Anything except beautiful, vulnerable Paige Grayson, who shows up at his door, demanding answers about her heroic stepbrother’s death under his command. Paige bears burdens, too. She’s plagued by demons unleashed by an older brother who committed mass murder before her eyes. But here in this snowy haven with Mace, she almost feels safe from the menacing promises of her insane sibling. As a nurse whose hands can read the deepest thoughts of anyone she touches, Paige knows that Mace needs her as desperately as she needs Mace. And when a faceless killer begins unleashing fresh terror, Mace proves just how far he will go to save the woman who means everything to him.
Paige Grayson lost her rock when the military informed her family that her stepbrother had been killed on a mission.  Finding out that he had been killed long before the family was told has Paige determined to find out what happened on that mission and she knows just who to contact.  The timing couldn’t be better or worse – depending on how you look at it – as long held secrets have surfaced again and she needs to get away fast.
 
Mace Stevens has enough trouble on his hands with trying to keep what is left of his Delta Force team together and sane.  Their last mission all but destroyed them and they are slowly regrouping.  The night that Paige walks into his bar, Mace knows that his troubles have just doubled at least.  Mace has no intention of telling Paige anymore than the military has already told her.
 
Danger seems to have followed Paige to Mace and the rest of the Delta team, good thing they know just what to do with dangerous situations.  Emotions are running high all over which makes the passion that Paige and Mace are avoiding even fiercer.  As the search is on for who is after Paige, several people are discovering that danger and passion can go hand in hand.  As Mace and Paige close in on what’s happening, the passion between them is only grown stronger.  When answers come from several directions, will knowing them bring Mace and Paige closer together or will it tear them apart forever?
 
Old murder and special gifts bring two life-battered people together in a passion that can heal anything.  Mace and Paige learn this In The Air Tonight.  Paige has spent several years trying to escape her past only to have it burst back into the headlines once again.  Not having her stepbrother to lean on makes it even worse.  Mace made a pledge long ago to watch out for Paige if it was ever needed.  I enjoyed watching as Mace and Paige finally gave in and discovered the passion that was waiting for them.  The suspense just gave that passion a spice that made it richer.  If a group of people deserved a break and some love, it has to be Mace’s Delta Team.  Seeing some of them get a step towards that was great.  Seeing Mace and Paige get the happy ending they deserved gave me such a satisfied feeling as I turned the last page over.  In The Air Tonight takes murder, suspense, psychic gifts and passion twists them all up and then tosses them out in a way that will keep you wondering what will happen next.

A CURSED EMBRACE by Cecy Robson

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A CURSED EMBRACE by Cecy RobsonA Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #2
Published by Penguin on 2013-07-02
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Reviewed by Miranda

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twentysomething girls—with one tiny exception: They are the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that made them, well, a little weird.... After Celia Wird and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region. But fame comes at a price, and being “weird” isn’t always welcome. To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status. And once weres start turning up dead—with evidence pointing to the vampires—she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever. But the chaos only masks a new threat. An evil known as the Tribe has risen—and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.

Celia and her sisters have been exposed to the paranormal community. While Celia would like to take her relationship with werewolf alpha Aric to the next level his pack is none too happy.  They want to reserve his pureblood werewolf status and will do anything to convince Aric to dump Celia.

Another complication is hot vampire Misha who would love to call Celia his.  Danger comes calling and Celia is in trouble. Will Celia and her sisters be able to survive the latest foe out to get her? Which man will Celia end up with?

Cecy Robson’s A Cursed Embrace is an outstanding follow up to the first book in the Weird Girls series.  I cannot get enough of Celia, her sisters and her men.  While I am rooting for Celia and Aric I love the sexual tension between Celia and Misha.  Ms. Robson’s storytelling is topnotch! The plot flies fast and furious. I found myself so enthralled by A Cursed Embrace that I could not put the book down and finished it in one setting.  I will be counting down the days until the next book in this series releases! Thank you Cecy Robson for getting me excited about urban fantasy once again! Her characters are phenomenal!

RULE BREAKER by Lora Leigh

RULE BREAKER by Lora Leigh

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RULE BREAKER by Lora LeighRule Breaker by Lora Leigh
Series:
Published by Penguin on 2014-02-04
Genres: Fiction, General, Romance
Pages: 448
Reviewed by Jo

There’s a fine line between animal instinct and human desire—and in her “highly erotic saga” (Fresh Fiction), #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh crosses it. Now, in her new novel of the Breeds, the mating heat continues... Lion Breed and enforcer Rule Breaker has just a few rules he doesn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone—like never have sex with a woman outside his own breed, especially a human woman. Especially someone too helpless, too fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone help him to protect her. If the damned animal inside him insists on a mate, then why pick her? A woman who is an easy target and who can be used as a weapon against him at any time. But what he suspects is mating heat may not be that at all. Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he's away from her. Okay, he can handle that. What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat and will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the Breeds—for she’s possibly been working against them...

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Enforcer Rule Breaker is a lion breed with very strict rules for himself and one of his most important ones is to never, but never let himself mate.  Seeing the horrors that happened to his family in the labs is something that Rule will never forget and the reason he will never allow any woman to become that tied to him.  But there is one woman who Rule has been waiting for, just waiting until she was no longer a teen.  Now the time has come for Rule to act on the fierce attraction he feels for her and he knows for a fact she isn’t his mate because he has none of the known mating aspects.  Game on.

 

Gypsy Rum McQuade lost her childhood as a young teen when she watched her brother be killed while trying to save her from Council coyotes who were using her against him and ended up losing even more than that.  That night changed Gypsy’s life forever, now she has two lives – one in the dark shadows and one is the bright light of society.  Gypsy is determined to do everything she can to prove herself, for what and to whom only she will never admit even to herself.  Life has been hard enough lately but now she seems to have one hard and hot lion on her tail and he wants to play.

 

Rule’s instincts has had him spending the past several years protecting Gypsy as well he could, but somehow she still became the focal point in the semi-secret mission the Breeds are doing in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. Rule knows that Jonas will do anything to protect and save his baby daughter’s life, even if it means using a woman he swore to protect years ago.  Gypsy can tell that something is afloat with the Breeds and even her friendship with many of them might not be enough to help her if the truth about what and whom she knows ever comes out.  Rule would lay down is life to find the answers to save Jonas’ daughter but not at Gypsy’s expense.  The lust that both Rule and Gypsy have been ignoring for years won’t be ignored any longer but just when ecstasy should have ruled the night, Rule discovers that maybe he didn’t know himself as much as he thought.  Even worse, his actions may have caused an insurmountable divide between him and Gypsy.  The answers that Jonas, Rule and the other Breeds have been hunting for in New Mexico are about to come out and they will bring about even more hurt and heart break before it’s all over. Relief, joy and happiness will greet some, while sorrow, betrayal and disbelief will await others – which side of the coin will Rule and Gypsy end up on or will they even be on the same side with it’s all over?

 

It’s a battle of the wits when an enforcer finally meets a will he can’t ignore any longer when passion bursts to life.  Rule Breaker shows Rule and Gypsy that sometimes you just can’t let past horrors determine the future.  My heart broke for Gypsy when I read about what changed her life when she was so young and what her life had become.  I have wondered for a while if Rule would ever meet a woman that would allow him to feel the intense love needed to mate and soothe his soul.  Once I saw them together, I knew that when Gypsy and Rule finally allowed themselves to accept what was between them it would be intense and would engulf them and I wasn’t wrong.  I have followed the mini arc that has been in the last several Breed books involving the Navajo Nation and the hunt to save Amber’s life.  So many answers were found in this book and yet I saw a few more threads that seemed to unravel just as others were knotted tightly.  The paths that Gypsy and Rule walked that lead them not only together but allowed them to still fight the good fight had me reading late into the night and yawning all the next day at work.  Rule Breaker is intense and playful, suspense and passion filled all while proving to two very stubborn people that some things just can’t be denied.

 

Ms. Leigh is pretty much an auto buy for me, but even saying that Rule and Gypsy’s story is the ultimate in moving along a story line while being hot enough to steam while you read it. Yes, you guessed it – I just knew that Rule Breaker would be a must read from me and also a Joyfully Recommended book.  I just know that it will be a story you won’t forget anytime soon.

EVENING STARS by Susan Mallery

EVENING STARS by Susan Mallery

EVENING STARS by Susan MalleryEvening Stars by Susan Mallery
Published by Harlequin on 2014-03-01
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 400
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the poignant tale of two sisters on the verge of claiming their dreams.Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More

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WILD DARKNESS by Lauren Dane

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RISING ASSETS by Rebecca Zanetti

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WHEN WE MET by Susan Mallery

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