Publisher: Ballantine Books

UNHINGE by Calia Read

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UNHINGE by Calia ReadUnhinge by Calia Read
Series: Fairfax #2
Published by Ballantine Books Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyVanessa

Victoria Donovan remembers some things from her past, but when she became Victoria Donovan, it goes blank.  However, Victoria knows that the man that visits her in Fairfax Mental Health Institute may hold the answers to her questions.  He only comes when no one else is around, and he has a power over her that no other seems to hold.  Victoria knows him as her husband, but her doctors continue to tell her that her husband is dead!  How can that be when his very touch ignites her?  They have to be wrong, because a ghost couldn’t do that, but then, she is in a mental health institute.

Unhinge is a psychological twist that will keep you guessing until the final revelation is revealed.  Victoria is convincing in her beliefs and actions, but the antagonist was a surprise in Unhinge. I found myself rooting for Victoria’s happily ever after, but I also felt a bit let down in the end.

THE GIRL FROM SUMMER HILL by Jude Deveraux

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THE GIRL FROM SUMMER HILL by Jude DeverauxThe Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux
Published by Ballantine Books Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyVanessa

Chef Casey Reddick had finished with men!  Seeking some peace and quiet she believes she has found the means to make a fresh start in the small town of Summer Hill.  However, her world is upended when she spies a man believing he has found a refuge from his hectic life and is enjoying a moment of solitude with no idea of what is really going on.

Tate Landers, the newest Hollywood hunk, doesn’t exactly act sweet and leading man material to Casey when he discovers what she has been up to.  But who wouldn’t react that way when they are used to the paparazzi staking them out all the time?  Soon, these two are forced to work in close proximity for the betterment of the town, if you will, and sparks are flying!  Then a little handsome devil shows up to toss some water and horrifying tales out for Tate and Casey that just might dampen their ardor.

The Girl from Summer Hill started out with such promise from Casey and Tate’s first meeting, but soon it puttered out as Casey continually annoyed me with the oversized chip on her shoulder.  I understood why Tate reacted the way he did in The Girl from Summer Hill, but I just couldn’t get behind Casey and her stance!

Casey completely buying the “water” that was tossed about in regards to Tate also annoyed me because I felt that she should have been more savvy after some of the things tossed her way in The Girl from Summer Hill.  This may have been a retooling of a classic novel, but I just didn’t feel intrigued enough to get on board the Tate/Casey wagon.

ONCE TOUCHED by Laura Moore

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ONCE TOUCHED by Laura MooreOnce Touched by Laura Moore
Series: Silver Creek
Published by Ballantine Books Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyMelissa

Quinn Knowles isn’t thrilled when her father asked her to pick up family friend Ethan Saunders at the airport.  She’s too busy spending her time working towards her goals of building a sanctuary for animals. Ethan is trying to recover from his time in Afghanistan but finds it harder than he ever imagined.  That’s why he never imagined that he would find himself drawn to Quinn and with Quinn dedicated to her goal, she never thought that Ethan would come into her life.  She definitely never thought he would come to mean so much to her.  Both Ethan and Quinn have found each other when the timing isn’t right and both have their own issues to deal with.  Ethan and Quinn want the surprise relationship they have found but can they make it work?

 

Laura Moore always delivers a great read and Once Touched is no exception!  Ethan and Quinn both had things to work through but I wanted them to!!  From the moment they met at the airport I knew they would be good together and I was right.  Emotional and realistic, Laura Moore has gifted us with a great book! I have missed the others in the Silver Creek series but will now have to add them to my reading list!!

TAILORED FOR TROUBLE by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

TAILORED FOR TROUBLE by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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TAILORED FOR TROUBLE by Mimi Jean PamfiloffTailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: Happy Pants
Published by Ballantine Books Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by Dani

First, I have to say I loved Tailored for Trouble. It was funny, different and one of the best books I have read this year. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff was a new author to me and if her previous books are anything like this one I have really been missing out on some awesome reads.

 

Sometimes I find that all CEO books tend to run in the same direction as all the other ones out there but Pamfiloff brings the perfect spin to Tailored for Trouble that made it stand out among the rest. Bennett may be cocky, sexy as sin, and very blunt but underneath that tailored suit is a man that genuinely cares. It might be for certain reasons but at least he’s trying. Bennett comes off as a real asshole at the beginning of the book but gradually starts to transform into the man who he really is and the man he wants to be and, hell, even I fell for the CEO.

 

Taylor lost her job for going toe to toe with Bennett and decided to start her own company. She is shocked stupid when the man who ruined her life at one point comes to her asking for help. Of course a big chunk of money is involved and after thinking on it Taylor agrees, after all they both can benefit from this working relationship.

 

Taylor is one of my favorite heroines after reading this story. She was feisty and just as blunt as Bennett was but in a nicer way. Taylor knows he’s hot and the sexual tension between these two is smoking but I loved how she wouldn’t let it go further. This is one of those stories when the characters didn’t like each other at all. There was no love or lust at first sight, honestly after one meeting they couldn’t stand one another which made this story way more fun. The way they call each other names throughout half the book seriously gave me the giggles.

 

Tailored for Trouble had great dialogue, sassy and unique characters but the best part was the “magic cookies”. I felt the plot was strong and definitely entertaining from the start right to the very end. I already put a watch on future books in this series; that’s really how much I enjoyed it. If you are looking for a humorous read with funny banter I highly recommend giving Tailored for Trouble a shot!

EVER AFTER by Jude Deveraux

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EVER AFTER by Jude DeverauxEver After by Jude Deveraux
Series: Nantucket Brides Trilogy #3
Published by Ballantine Books Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyVanessa

Physical therapist, Hallie Hartley, learns that she has inherited a house on Nantucket and that a potential client is staying there, but can easily be moved if Hallie is inclined to shove him aside.  Jamie Taggart is in need of more than a bit of physical therapy, but neither he nor Hallie truly knows the depths of his injuries and scars.  Revealing a different tale to the lovely Hallie, they embark on a bit of a relationship that will test the bounds of their trust and possibly provide some healing balm for the hurt that they have both endured in their lives.  Of course, a few meddling ghosts with their romantic tale doesn’t hurt to bring these two together either.

Jude Deveraux has done it again!  Ever After is a charming romance that develops the relationship between the two protagonists over time and shows the deep, strong bond that is laid down between Jamie and Hallie.  Both, Jamie and Hallie, were fully developed and fleshed out making them seem realistic and likeable in Ever After The secondary characters in Ever After served to solidify Jamie and Hallie’s relationship instead of hindering and detracting from it.  Even the history of the house that Hallie inherited was intriguing with its entourage that came alone with it.  I found myself longing for a few of those tasty treats as well.  Ever After proved once again that Jude Deveraux still has it!!

MIRACLE ROAD by Emily March

Coach Lucca Romano suffered through a horrific tragedy which left some of his basketball players injured and dead.  He is in need of some deep healing.  After running from the problem he has landed in Eternity Springs.  He’s hoping his time in Eternity Springs will tell him which way he should go next.  He neverContinue Reading

FORGED by Jacquelyn Frank

Ahnvil is a gargoyle who was made by one of the Templars, Kamen, and his entire purpose was to do the dirty work for them.  For years and years, Ahnvil plotted on how to get away and then one day finally succeeded.  Ahnvil finally arrived and has lived and helped the Politics for many yearsContinue Reading

SWEET REWARD by Christy Reece

Jared Livingston likes living life on the edge. His job as an operative for Last Chance Rescue gives him the adrenaline rush that he needs. However, his recent case hits a little too close to home. His ex-wife’s baby is kidnapped and she calls on Jared for help. It seems babies are being nabbed fromContinue Reading

SWEET REVENGE by Christy Reece

Jamie Kendrick was kidnapped by the vicious Stanford Reddington. She narrowly survived being sold and sexually tortured when the Last Chance Rescue team saved her. Now Jamie wants a little revenge. Reddington runs a human trafficking ring and she plans on bringing him down but she needs a little training first. Jamie goes to LastContinue Reading

THE VIPER by Monica McCarty

Lachlan “Viper” MacRauiri is known among his peers as the man who will do anything for a price. He has the ability to get in and out of sticky situations better than most among the Highland Guard. That is why he is sent to retrieve Countess Isabella MacDuff from her husband’s castle so she canContinue Reading

SWEET JUSTICE by Christy Reece

Former FBI agent Honor Stone is now an operative of the Last Chance Rescue team. She has a passion for finding the missing and is eager to join a team where she has a better chance of finding people alive. Honor never counted on coming face-to-face with the man that once broke her heart.Seth CavanaughContinue Reading

REFLECTION POINT by Emily March

REFLECTION POINT by Emily March

Another lost soul has come to Eternity Springs to find a home…Savannah Moore is ready to leave her past behind and find a home in the small town of Eternity Springs. The people are sweet and welcoming of her and her new handcrafted soap business. She prays that they don’t find out about her troubledContinue Reading

HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED by Maya Banks

HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED by Maya Banks

The last year has been hell for Genevieve McInnes. She was taken by a madman and abused at his every whim. She thinks things may be looking up when her captor is killed by a rival clan. She may finally be free from the daily torture. Perhaps she can live out her days as anContinue Reading

IF YOU HEAR HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU HEAR HER by Shiloh Walker

Lena Riddle is a blind chef living in Ash, Kentucky. She prides herself on her ability to be a fully functional blind woman. When she awakes to screams in the middle of the night she is determined to find the victim. Unfortunately, the local police aren’t taking much of an interest in her screaming woman.DetectiveContinue Reading

IF YOU KNOW HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU KNOW HER by Shiloh Walker

Nia Hollister cannot get over the death of her cousin. She should be able to put this to rest since they found the person responsible for the ghastly murder but that’s the problem. Nia doesn’t believe that the killer has been found. Nia believes he’s still out there stalking women and she’s determined to findContinue Reading

IF YOU SEE HER by Shiloh Walker

IF YOU SEE HER by Shiloh Walker

Hope Carson’s been running from her abusive ex-husband for two years. When she finally decides to lean on an old friend and settle in Ash, Kentucky things begin to look up and then they spiral downward. After Hope and her friend are viciously attacked by a murderer she becomes the prime suspect. The locals beginContinue Reading

FORSAKEN by Jacquelyn Frank

Leo Alvarez is a mercenary who as seen a lot but right now he is struggling with the hardest thing he’s faced – the fact that there are many things in the world that hide in plain sight.  The only reason that Leo knows and is even trying to work out this knowledge is becauseContinue Reading

FOREVER by Jacquelyn Frank

  Jackson/Menes knows that it’s time to move on because the longer he stays with the force and around his friends, he is putting them in danger from the bodywalkers who would love nothing more than weaken or kill Menes’ host and put him back into the mist.  Once again its danger that teams upContinue Reading

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