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QUARTER BACK DRAW by Jaci Burton

QUARTER BACK DRAW by Jaci Burton

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QUARTER BACK DRAW by Jaci BurtonQuarter Back Draw by Jaci Burton
Series: Play by Play
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Grant Cassidy know he wants Katrina Koslova from the moment he sees her. But Katrina doesn’t have time for a relationship, no matter how hot the chemistry is between them. She’s been raising her teenaged siblings since the death of their parents. Even her job as a model is to provide for them the best life she can. As a famous quarterback, Grant’s not used to women not being interested and he intends to pursue Katrina. But as their relationship becomes something more can Katrina let go and let Grant in?

 

Quarterback Draw maybe my favorite my favorite Play by Play novel! Grant and Katrina make the book sizzle page after page. Jaci Burton has always been a favorite author of mine and Quarterback Draw proves why!

DEAD HEAT by Patricia Briggs

DEAD HEAT by Patricia Briggs

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DEAD HEAT by Patricia BriggsDead Heat by Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega #4
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
RecommendedbyJO2

For once, Charles and Anna are going away on a trip for pleasure, which has nothing to do with the pack.  It’s going to be Anna’s birthday soon, and Charles has finally come up with the perfect present for her—one that they will pick out while also visiting one of Charles’ oldest friends’, Joseph, who is still human and getting older every day.  Because Charles has selfishly kept away from Joseph, even knowing his health has not been good for several years, Charles now feels the need to not only go see his friend, but to introduce Anna to him.

 

Anna is very excited to meet Joseph and to pick out her very special birthday present—a horse from one of the best breeders/trainers in the country.  The idea is for her and Charles to stay at the ranch and to just relax while visiting and to try several of the horses out to see which one Anna would pick out for herself. But their plans change when serious and bad magic affects Joseph’s daughter-in-law. Suddenly, Charles and Anna are involved in a mystery that is trying to turn deadly. Very quickly they know that the Fae are involved, but just who is behind it and why is the question. As the clues produce answers showing just how old this magic is, it’s a race to see if Charles and Anna can find the actual killer before anymore of his victims die or are forever damaged.  In the final battle, lives will be lost protecting the innocent, but will the Fae’s latest strategy win, or will the good guys once again show the Fae that might isn’t always right?

 

What began as a happy pleasure trip quickly turned into a battle of pack against the Fae for Charles and Anna.  Dead Heat takes Charles and Anna to Scottsdale, Arizona and yet another adventure which will pit them against the old Fae. Right off the bat, I could see just how Charles and Anna had grown in their relationship by their conversation that starts the book.  Nope, won’t tell you what it is about, but I can’t wait to see where it will eventually lead to. I loved just how playful they were as the trip started, and yet I wasn’t at all surprised at how fast they both kicked into action when violence was brought upon Joseph’s family.  I really loved watching as Charles and Anna systematically discovered what and how was behind the attacks. Even better was seeing the relaxed interactions between Charles and Anna.  So much has changed since they first came together, wondering if they could overcome the drastic hurtles of old baggage that they each had.

 

Dead Heat proved to me once again just why Charles and Anna are one of my all-time favorite fictional couples. I would love to tell you more of just what happens, but that would ruin some great reading.  So, instead, I will say that you won’t want to put down this book even to sleep. If you happen to read both of Ms. Briggs’ series, I foresee an interesting time for Mercy in that next book. You will know why if you do read both series. Dead Heat is not only a must-read and one that you will want to leave on your keeper shelf, but it is also a book I just have to Joyfully Recommend as just that—a must-read keeper.  My only regret is that now I have another wait for my next glimpse of Charles and Anna.

THE WARLORD’S WIFE by Sandra Lake

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THE WARLORD’S WIFE by Sandra LakeThe Warlord's Wife by Sandra Lake
Series: The Sons of the North #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Historical
ReviewedbyMiranda

Independent Lida is used to fending for herself.  When her husband, the love of her life, died he left her with a gift. Unfortunately, his family called her a whore when they discovered her pregnancy and sent her packing.  Now she has a beautiful daughter and lives with her family.

 

Jarl Magnus is a celebrated Warlord looking for a sturdy wife to bear his sons.  He makes an offer to wed Lida and expects no objection.  He was sorely mistaken.  After much deliberation Lida agrees to marry him.  He doesn’t understand why Lida isn’t content to be his wife and wallow in his riches.

 

Lida and Magnus have no trouble in the bedroom but if they don’t learn to communicate outside the bedroom their marriage is doomed. Danger lurks on the horizon. Will they learn to communicate before it’s too late?

 

Author Sandra Lake’s debut novel The Warlord’s Wife is a gem! I had such a wonderful time reading this novel.  I even finished it in one sitting.  Lida has been dealt a rough set of circumstances. She isn’t keen to be under someone’s thumb.  But Magnus makes a deal she cannot refuse.  At some points both Lida and Magnus aggravated me because they are so darn stubborn. For two people that are so hot in the bedroom they should be able to talk outside it for five minutes without making each other mad.

 

Poor Magnus! While his male chauvinist side rubbed me the wrong way at times I felt bad for him as well. He could not figure out Lida’s mind but he really wanted to.  There are some really funny moments in the story as well.  Ms. Lake has created multi-layered loveable characters.  I could not get enough of Lida’s daughter Katia and how Magnus was with her.  Magnus and Katia’s relationship was adorable.

 

The Warlord’s Wife has it all; a feisty couple, cute kids, bad guys and an outstanding plot.  When Magnus and Lida begin working together as a team they cannot be defeated.  I loved taking the journey to happily ever after with them!   I look forward to the next book in the series, The Iron Princess.

HOT AND BOTHERED by Crystal Green

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HOT AND BOTHERED by Crystal GreenHot and Bothered by Crystal Green
Series: Rough & Tumble #3
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Suspense, Western
ReviewedbyMiranda

Rochelle Burton is a successful author with a stalker.  She is headed to her home town, outside of Las Vegas for her latest book tour and needs a bodyguard.  It just so happens that her ex is a professional bullet catcher. Rochelle isn’t all that excited to be contacting her ex to be her bodyguard. After all the last time they saw each other he took her virginity and she snuck out of bed and right out of town.

 

Gideon Lane has shared his bed with many women since Rochelle but none compared to her.  He is shocked when she asks for his help.  There is no way he could turn her down especially after seeing the woman she has grown up to be. Gideon has no problem keeping her safe from her stalker but who will protect her from him?

 

Rochelle and Gideon are determined to keep things professional but some things are just plain impossible. Will they rekindle their love or will a tryst get things out of their system?

 

Rochelle and Gideon have great chemistry in Hot and Bothered.  Unfortunately, their lengthy internal monologues got on my nerves.  The lead up to them having sex was hot but after things fizzled for me.  The stalker story wasn’t as suspenseful as I would have liked. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first two books in the series and knew all of the secondary characters.  There are definitely some colorful characters that reside at the Rough & Tumble but I couldn’t get into them. :(

TAKING IT ALL by Maya Banks

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TAKING IT ALL by Maya BanksTaking it All by Maya Banks
Series: Surrender Trilogy #3
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Talia Ricci

Chessy Morgan and her husband Tate have practiced Dominance and submission for years.  Well, at least they used to before Chessy’s husband let work interfere with their day to day lives.  Chessy has hopes though that her husband loves her as much as she loves him, especially since it is their anniversary.  She needs her dominant lover like she needs to breathe and she is getting pretty tired of coming in second.  Taking it all doesn’t mean she is a doormat and Tate finds out pretty soon that his wife is now in charge.  Here’s hoping that Tate gets his head out of his…work?

 

Book three of Maya Banks’ Surrender Trilogy, Taking It All, has it all.  Love, tempers, passion, tears, lies, fears – the whole gamut of emotions.  I found Tate to be a bit oblivious at times, but I get where he was coming from – he was taking care of his wife and life so that he didn’t have to scrimp on anything when really all Chessy wanted was his time.  It’s a good case of money can’t buy everything, least of all, Chessy’s heart.

 

Once again, my favorite, Maya Banks has written something profound and erotic and quite simply, wonderful.  Start with book one of this series if you want – it would make more sense.  If not, then go ahead and immerse yourself in the passion and powerful emotions of this prolific writer!

REAPER’S STAND by Joanna Wylde

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NAUGHTY BITS by Joey W. Hill

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WILD WOLF by Jennifer Ashley

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KEEP ME CLOSER by Rhyannon Byrd

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NIGHT’S HONOR by Thea Harrison

NIGHT’S HONOR by Thea Harrison

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