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NAUTI ANGEL by Lora Leigh

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NAUTI ANGEL by Lora LeighNauti Angel by Lora Leigh
Series: Nauti Girls
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Suspense

When Bliss MacKay is almost kidnapped mercenary Angel Calloway makes it her mission to protect her.  Chaya MacKay, Bliss’ mother, is none too happy with Angel.  Chaya knows Angel is hiding something from her and cannot trust her with her daughter until she knows the truth.

Reece “Duke” Duquaine is a former Army Investigator charged with keeping an eye on Angel and discovering her secrets.  The longer he’s around Angel the harder it is to deny the attraction between them.  But will Duke be able to protect Angel from herself?

The final book in the Nauti Girls series blows Author Lora Leigh’s Nauti World to pieces and then put’s it back together in true Lora Leigh fashion.

Within minutes of starting Nauti Angel I knew I was going to need some Kleenex.  I found myself mesmerized by Angel and her relationships with Chaya, Bliss and Duke.  I could not get enough and finished in one sitting.  Nauti Angel combines the perfect amount of emotion, action and hot sex.   I shed many tears and I’m sad to hear this is the final Nauti Girls book.  Angel and Duke have a rough start.  After all, women don’t usually appreciate a man trying to dig up her secrets.  However, he redeems himself when he stands by her after her secrets come to life.

The connection between Angel and Duke is passionate and exciting.  They are forced into some tough situations but always seem to make it through mostly unscathed.  Angel is a complex character and I enjoyed her journey throughout the book.  The action is intense and thrilling.  I loved the fact that we were able to spend a lot of time with all the Nauti Boys and Girls.  For me it was like a reunion.  I enjoyed finding out what they are up to now.  And the secret that Angel’s carrying around…well that’s a whopper!

Prepare yourself for another sexy hot ride from Author Lora Leigh in Nauti Angel.  The suspense, drama and sexual tension make Nauti Angel a keeper.  Author Lora Leigh outdid herself! Nauti Angel is the perfect way to end the fantastic Nauti Girls series.

GOING DARK by Monica McCarty

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GOING DARK by Monica McCartyGoing Dark by Monica McCarty
Series: LOST Platoon #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on LOST Platoon
Genres: Contemporary, Military, Suspense

A SEAL team goes missing in Russia, but all is not as it seems.  The surviving members of the team set off in different directions with new identities, looking for answers.

Annie Henderson is a passionate marine ecologist.  She followed her new boyfriend to Scotland to protest oil drilling.  The longer she’s around him and his friends the more suspicious she becomes.  It doesn’t take long for her inquisitive nature to get her into trouble.  Her only chance to survive this fool’s errand is the sexy but grouchy dive boat Captain, Dan Warren.

The last thing Dan needs is to get wrapped up in Anne’s problems.  He soon finds out he has no choice.  Anne’s so over her head if he doesn’t help it’s unlikely she will survive her trip to Scotland.  Can they unravel the mystery in time to save themselves or will their attraction end up getting them killed?

I absolutely Loved Going Dark!  Monica McCarty tackles military drama with her pen and gives readers one hell of a story!  Dan and Annie heat the pages with their sexy banter and intense chemistry.  The situations they land in range from funny to downright scary.  Ms. McCarty moves at a swift, exhilarating pace.  The core mystery behind the Russian mission is intriguing and I look forward to learning more about it in book two.

Ms. McCarty will have readers begging for more of her LOST Platoon series!

ARCHANGEL’S VIPER by Nalini Singh

ARCHANGEL’S VIPER by Nalini Singh

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ARCHANGEL’S VIPER by Nalini SinghArchangel's Viper by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #10
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal


 

Holly Chang was a happy college student on the day she and several of her friends went out on a girl’s day.  That all changed when they were kidnapped, tortured and, for Holly’s friends, killed by a crazy archangel.  Holly was the sole survivor when she was found by Elena, broken and changed, but alive.  It’s now been several years since that happened and Holly has worked hard to overcome what she was changed into and to deal with the creature she has become.  Unlike most humans when they are transformed, Holly isn’t quite a vampire nor is she human.  Now it seems that someone wants Holly, and they are willing to risk the Tower’s wrath to get her.

 

Venom is one of Raphael’s seven, his private guard.  Known for his slick dressing, eyes like a viper, and poison that he can release with his fangs, Venom usually faces the world behind dark glasses.  Venom is one of the seven who has been working with Holly, because it appears they are the only two on earth with faster than fast reflexes and deadly poison that they can release with their fangs.  When the bounty on Holly comes to light, Venom volunteers to become Holly’s “babysitter” and personal bodyguard until they find who is behind the threat and terminate it.

 

Holly would rather spend time with anyone OTHER than Venom, but she is so far down the Tower’s chain that she is stuck with him after Dimitri assigns them together .  As Venom and Holly work on following the clues on why someone would want to kidnap Holly, they also continue working on Holly discovering just what her gifts are and how she can control them.  They also slowly begin to discover that their game of baiting each other is revealing an attraction that quickly becomes a passion.  The deadly game of keeping Holly safe is interrupted by an even deadlier search to reveal the answers to just what Holly has inside her and how it is connected to the insane archangel who transformed her.  This search will take Venom and Holly from New York and into the stronghold of an archangel who will destroy them if they are discovered before the truths come out and a final battle is waged—one that might end Holly’s life once and for all.  It will take all of Venom and Holly’s strength and trust in each other to overcome the battle before them and come out alive and able to explore the overwhelming passion they have found together.

 

Match up one of the personal bodyguards to the New York Archangel with a petite Chinese-American woman who has lived through horrors, throw in a treat and a deadly  mystery, and you have the journey to love that Venom and Holly will travel in Archangel’s Viper. I would have never put Venom and Holly together and, yet, as I watch them circle around and try to one-up each other, I found that they were the perfect match is so many ways.  I absolutely loved watching as Venom and Holly at first fought against their attraction and then as they started to explore their passion and finally as they battled to overcome the deadly horror that was threatening Holly’s life.  I also enjoyed learning more about Venom’s background and the why and how he was made as he was.  But what I learned most about Venom was that behind his slick suits and those dark glasses, he has a big heart and a soul that needed someone to love and to help him forgive long past hurts that were still festering deep within him.  Holly’s zest to live out every minute of life and to make every day count was exactly the person to help Venom finally free himself to accept the love that has connected them.

 

I was captivated from the first page and wasn’t let go until I turned the final page.  I could not wait to discover what would happen next as Venom and Holly worked to find all the answers that would allow them to have a future to love and learn more about each other.  I also loved seeing some of the everyday life of Raphael’s seven when he wasn’t around.  The timing of Venom and Holly’s story was just as revealing as the Tower’s curtain was slightly moved aside to reveal some of its inner workings.  There was much more I could have talked about, but I will just say that you have to read the book. I would suggest that you wait to open the cover until you have a good long stretch uninterrupted time to read.  To say that I Joyfully Recommend Archangel’s Viper as a must-read and a true keeper, doesn’t quite cover it, but I do so whole-heartedly.

 

BOARDWALK SUMMER by Kimberly Fisk

BOARDWALK SUMMER by Kimberly Fisk

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BOARDWALK SUMMER by Kimberly FiskBoardwalk Summer by Kimberly Fisk
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal

Hope Thompson has never recovered from being left by the love of her life, Nick Fortune. The man who fathered her twin children. When her son becomes ill she is left no choice but to contact Nick for help. Something which ties her up in knots.

 

Nick Fortune has succeeded in life, becoming a famous race car driver. When Hope originally contacts him, he’s sure this is some kind of con. But after checking he realizes he does have two children that he’s never known. He’s beyond furious at Hope for never telling him about the twins and is determined to get to know them. However, as he does he finds that his feelings for Hope are still there and decides he wants to be a family. Can he convince Hope to give him another chance?

 

Boardwalk Summer is the first book I have read by Kimberly Fisk and I thoroughly enjoyed it. From the first page I wanted Hope to have the happy ending that had eluded her. And Nick still adored her and wanted to know his children. I loved watching Nick learn how to interact with teenage children, which is never easy! I do have one pet peeve, while Nick has gone on with his life, had other relationships etc…Hope has been frozen almost the same as when Nick left her. While I have no problem with Nick and Hope being each other’s soul mate, it drives me crazy when the heroine of any story has no relationships while the hero dates all around. Kimberly Fisk has written a sweet romance with a happy ending that will keep me on the look out for new books she writes.  I love a romance that leaves me with a smile on my face!

 

SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh

SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh

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SILVER SILENCE by Nalini SinghSilver Silence by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal


 

Silver Mercant has a full card with her dual jobs of being the director of the Emergency Response Network known as EmNet and as the senior aid to Kaleb Krychek.  She really doesn’t have time the for bear who keeps asking her for an ice cream date.  Yet, when an assassination attempt is made on Silver, it is that same bear who not only saves her life, but finds the way the attempt was made.  When it’s time for Silver to “disappear” from the public eye for a while, it’s just her luck that the place she is sent is to the very home of her persistent bear suitor.

 

Valentin Nikolaev is the Alpha of the StoneWater bear clan in Russia and while he has the same overall attitude as most bears, when it comes to protection for those under his care or those he loves (sometimes one and the same), there is no doubt about why Valentin is the Alpha.  Valentin has been attracted to Silver since he first saw her, and he is determined to show her that they could be an item if she would only give it a chance.  All Silver’s constant refusals do is fuel his determination.  When Silver is moved into the StoneWater clan home, Valentin knows he will never have a better chance to prove to Silver his love and how they belong together.

 

Silver starts out as just mystified by how the bears live and go through their day-to-day activities, but as she is exposed to life in the clan and sees Valentin in action, it becomes harder and harder to stick with her silent leanings.  Valentin is even amazed at how good he and Silver are once she gives their attraction a chance to become love.  What Valentin never expected is a fight that Silver has kept secret and how her feelings have become a danger to her.  So as Silver and Valentin hunt the person or people behind her attack, all while exploring the love that has sprung up between them, they both are working on figuring out a way to solve the worst danger of all to Sliver and their love.  When Valentin convinces Silver to go for an all or nothing cure, it’s with the knowledge that he may lose his mate forever to silence or death.  The question is, can Silver and Valentin have their forever after or will their future die before they ever get the chance to reach for it?

 

Take one pushy and laid-back bear Alpha and one efficient and silent woman, throw in equal parts of danger, adorable bears and a passion that quickly turns to love, and you have just a bit of an idea of what Silver Silence is all about.  I quickly grew to love Valentin and saw just as fast on why, if anyone, could drag Silver out of her silence, it was him.  I will also say that I never thought anything would get Silver to leave the silence that she has lived with her entire life.  Watching as Valentin showed Silver just how good life could be when you included feelings, and especially love, was an adventure at every turn.  I also loved watching as Sliver fought and then gave up her attempt to not give in to her feelings. She was such a goner as soon as she moved into the clan home.

 

All of the things I have said above only covers the top layers of why I fell in love with Silver and Valentin’s story.  There are also times that made me want to cry and times when I laughed out loud.  This was a book that I turned around and re-read as soon as I finished it, and I discovered new elements that I had missed the first time.  If you ever wondered just how determined bears can be—Valentin not only won Silver’s love once, but he did it twice against all the odds against him.  How can you not love a man who can do that??  Silver Silence is definitely a Joyfully Recommend Read and has become one of my top favorites in the Psy-Changeling stories.  I can’t wait to see where this Trinity series is going to go next.

 

KEPT by Maya Banks

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JUST THIS NIGHT by Mari Madison

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ON BROKEN WINGS by Chanel Cleeton

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More Than Anything by Kimberly Lang

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CRIMSON DEATH by Laurell K. Hamilton

CRIMSON DEATH by Laurell K. Hamilton

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CHOSEN BY BLOOD by Virna DePaul

CHOSEN BY BLOOD by Virna DePaul

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