Publisher: Forever Yours

THE BEAR WHO LOVED ME by Jade Lee

FTC Disclosure: The publisher, author, book tour company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased it with my own funds. The opinions I share are mine and not influenced by the publisher, author, or book tour company if received for review.

THE BEAR WHO LOVED ME by Jade LeeThe Bear Who Loved Me by Jade Lee
Series: Grizzlies Gone Wild #1
Published by Forever Yours Genres: Paranormal
Source: Author

Maximus or Alpha of the local bear shifter clan Carl Carman is a natural at the job although there are certainly days he’d rather be doing anything else.  Working with the kids at day camp is one enjoyable adventure after another.  Dealing with belligerent bear shifters refusing to abide by clan rules is a total pain in the ass.   Some days it just doesn’t pay to be the boss.

 

Becca Weitz is completely oblivious to the clan of bear shifters in their midst.  Running a successful bakery in town Becca is also responsible for raising her teenage nephew Theo.  She doesn’t know that the camp Theo attends is a way for him to learn about his heritage without humans being involved.

 

When Theo goes missing Becca is told to alert Carl, which seems odd to say the least.  Beyond worried about her nephew it doesn’t make sense that she feels so drawn to the camp leader.  The baker is about to get an eye opening introduction into a world she believed to be simple fantasy.

 

Dealing with the crisis and her feelings for Carl is a tall order for Becca.  As they search for the missing teen, the Maximus learns that two wolf shifter boys are also missing from the local pack.  Something, someone is after shifters and it’s Carl’s responsibility to uncover the truth and bring Becca into the clan, as his mate.

 

The Bear Who Loved Me blends a tender romance with an action packed mystery and the results give readers a riveting adventure.  Issues with stubborn bear shifters, a missing teen, and a mate who completes him keep Carl busy indeed.  It’s all in a day’s work for a sometimes overwhelmed Maximus.  Tensions rise with an unknown foe and a sweet love story blossoms.  Thoroughly entertaining, The Bear Who Loved Me is a wonderful start to a new series.

BARGAINING FOR THE BILLIONAIRE by JM Stewart

FTC Disclosure: The publisher, author, book tour company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased it with my own funds. The opinions I share are mine and not influenced by the publisher, author, or book tour company if received for review.

BARGAINING FOR THE BILLIONAIRE by JM StewartBargaining for the Billionaire by JM Stewart
Series: Seattle Bachelors #3
Published by Forever Yours Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
reviewedbydani

I’m not totally up to date on the Seattle Bachelors series but I did read the book prior to Bargaining for the Billionaire and I enjoyed it so of course I had to know the whole story behind the Madison and Grayson love/hate relationship. JM Stewart takes these two characters on a trust journey and it all starts with coming to terms with what happened to them in the past.

 

After a bad break up Madison is determined to keep her heart on lock down and never give another man the chance to break it. It’s been three years since her ex and watching her friends fall in love and move on with their lives is making her feel a little on the lonely side. When her friends embark on a mission to help her date she is nervous. They sign her up to be one of the dates of a bachelor that is in an auction. While her friends know who the mystery man is she has no clue but the more she texts him the more she feels that just maybe she will be able to give her heart away again.

 

Grayson knew he messed up with Madison 3 years ago but Madison never even gave him the chance to explain himself. When the opportunity to be her mystery man arises with the help of her friends he takes it as a sign. Of course deceiving Madison for the second time doesn’t sit well with him but he needs for her to finally hear him out on the whole story. It isn’t going to be pretty but Madison deserves the truth and he will stop at nothing to win back the woman he has never been able to get over.

 

From the moment Grayson and Madison started texting I knew I was going to fall in love with him. Grayson was seriously on a mission to win her back but he didn’t do it with sweet words but listening and even sending meaningful gifts. I really liked how he kept giving her little hints here and there that it was him, but still kept the mystery going on until the night of their date. When Madison realizes its Grayson I can’t believe that she wouldn’t even listen to what he had to say. I mean I get she was hurt by what happened in the past but it was three years ago.

 

Stewart wrote her characters with so much passion that when they finally come face to face it was like the fourth of July. Fireworks everywhere. I loved how they couldn’t keep their hands off one other yet Madison still kept up her stubbornness’. I just found both of these characters likable and really enjoyed the way they interacted. Stewart also had them heat up the pages a few times and boy are these two hot together!

 

While most Billionaire books tend to be the same in many ways or at least run in the same direction, Stewart put her own spin on the story and the characters that made it stand out. Grayson was alpha and yet it was his softness for Madison that had me swooning. I loved the development of the characters and how they finally came together in the end. Their relationship wasn’t easy but to get there they had to face the past and wow was it worth it.

 

I enjoyed Bargaining for the Billionaire until the very last page. I’m not really sure if there will be future books in the Seattle Billionaire series but I really do hope so. In the meantime I will be starting from the beginning to see where it all started and getting to know the characters who I have grown to love from the last two stories.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEDDING by Sara Richardson

FTC Disclosure: The publisher, author, book tour company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased it with my own funds. The opinions I share are mine and not influenced by the publisher, author, or book tour company if received for review.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEDDING by Sara RichardsonRocky Mountain Wedding by Sara Richardson
Series: Heart of the Rockies
Published by Forever Yours Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyMelissa

Ruby James is thrilled that she is finally marrying the man of her dreams. When she moved to Walker Mountain she wanted to start over but never expected the life she has now. Marrying Sawyer Hawkins and adopting the foster child she’s come to love. So when she discovers that she is expecting a child, it seems life can’t get any more perfect!

 

Rocky Mountain Wedding is the conclusion to Sara Richardson’s Heart of the Rockies series and this is the way an author should end a series you’ve truly enjoyed. Romantic and heartwarming, it was just what I was looking for to bring this series to a close. Kudos to Sara Richardson to the great time I’ve had in Walker Mountain!

WICKED DARK DRAGON by Lolita Lopez

FTC Disclosure: The publisher, author, book tour company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased it with my own funds. The opinions I share are mine and not influenced by the publisher, author, or book tour company if received for review.

WICKED DARK DRAGON by Lolita LopezWicked Dark Dragon by Lolita Lopez
Series: Wicked Heat #3
Published by Forever Yours Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher
ReviewedbyJo

Ivy Morales is a college student who thought going to Mexico for spring break would be a fun break.  That was until she was captured and thrown into a prison by some really nasty people—people who seem to know about her gift of seeing things and are trying to break her to use her for something evil.  Ivy is determined not to break or give in.  Ivy has always known she was different and not just because of her gift.  It’s while in that prison that she learns the truth about herself and also sees a man that can help her—if she can just get him to see and understand her.

 

Ian Madoc is a Welsh Dragon shifter, and he is also one of the Brotherhood of the Green Hide.  Ian isn’t sure what is going on as he begins to dream strange things night after night until he realizes he is seeing someone’s dream life in the dream.  The outcome of this is he learns that a sexy female half-dragon is being held against her will and needs his help to escape.  Ian is not about to ignore her pleas, because Ian has also figured something else about Ivy. She is his mate.

 

Ian arrives to the same prison where Ivy is being held and ends up a prisoner with her, which was part of his plan, but that plan went a bit awry and the rescue doesn’t go the way he planned at all.  Now, both Ian and Ivy are keeping  each other sane while waiting for the rest of the Brotherhood to show up and get them out.  During this time, Ian is forced to watch Ivy be tortured, and it’s killing him hour-by-hour.  The only good thing about this time is that Ivy and Ian get to know each other while they wait. They also have to fight the attraction that could weaken them if they give in to it. Finally, they are rescued and believed to be taken to a safe place, but a double betrayal not only places Ivy and Ian at deadly risk, but also might destroy the Brotherhood.  When the fighting is over, just who will come out the winners?

 

An ancient dragon shifter and a young half dragon with strong powers come together in a dangerous situation where only love will get them through.  Wicked Dark Dragon is an action-packed and very unusual love story.  After all, who would think a prison and torture would be the perfect background for a love story?  Yet, I felt it worked for Ian and Ivy’s story, even with all the hardships they went through.  I might have been just as mad as Ian and Ivy about the betrayal and where it came from, and I really hope that karma strikes the betrayers hard. I loved watching as Ian protected Ivy as much as he could while they were captured. I also loved how Ivy could use Ian’s strength to keep her going when it was tough.  Wicked Dark Dragon is full of suspense, passion and, best of all, the journey of two strong people falling in love.

RED HOT DRAGON by Lolita Lopez

FTC Disclosure: The publisher, author, book tour company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased it with my own funds. The opinions I share are mine and not influenced by the publisher, author, or book tour company if received for review.

RED HOT DRAGON by Lolita LopezRed Hot Dragon by Lolita Lopez
Published by Forever Yours on 2013-10-01
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by Jo

Griffin Cadogan is surprised when Avani Monroe, the sworn enemy of his dragon family, walks into his gym. With his mating phase approaching, the dragon shifter wonders why she risks coming into enemy territory. Yet the dark-eyed temptress shocks him even more with an outrageous demand: She wants him to help her have a baby.After her mother's dragon line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani vows to continue her unique dragon breed-and the registries indicate that Griffin is the best candidate. Determined to mate, Avani plans to use her seductive beauty and powerful scent to entice Griffin. The big, strong Welsh man will make for a fitting partner . . . if he doesn't kill her first.When they spar over the terms of her proposal, Griffin and Avani can't deny the intense, primal attraction they feel for each other. But as they become closer to creating a child, the lovers can hear danger encircle them as loud as the clapping of wings. The dragon slayers are coming . . .and they're gunning for Griffin, Avani, and the entire dragon race.25,000 words.

Avani Monroe is a very unusual type of dragon, a serpent, and the very last of her line, thanks to a massacre of her mother’s family by the Knights.  She is very determined to not let her species die with her and has picked out the best man to help her by mating and producing a child.  That is the good thing here, the bad thing – he is a sworn enemy to her because of the past between their families.

 

Griffin Cadogan is a warrior and part of the Brotherhood, a group of dragons who have very strict rules on mating.  Griffin was amazed that Avani had to the guts to walk into his gym and then to tell him that she wanted to mate with him and produce a baby.  Griffin is ready to shut her out based on who she is and the past grievances between their families.  However, Avani is a beautiful and strong woman who convinces Griffin to go along with this mating – after all it wouldn’t be forever.

 

Things turn quickly on the night they lock themselves in to begin their quest for a baby. First, an attraction has turned into a passion and both start off wondering if this really is going to be a convenience thing only.  Second, the deadly enemy of all dragons has figured out where they are locked in and has made this the night to attack and kill them.  After all, they are separated from all other dragons and any supportive help.  What began as a night of heated passion has turned into a struggle to survive and to kill those who want to kill them while hoping that help from the Brotherhood arrives in time.  When the slayers are killed and the danger is over, it’s suddenly time to face the charges of the past and the mistrust between Avani’s people and Griffin’s to be addressed.  Can the love that Griffin and Avani found survive the actions of the past and the Brotherhood’s leaders?

 

Not all dragons are the same or well liked within their community, something two determined people will overcome when danger and passion comes to call one night.  Red Hot Dragon has Avani bringing Griffin an offer he can’t resist which leads to a danger and passion filled night.  I knew that Avani was one spunky woman when she faced Griffin in his own gym and asked for a child.  Then as I learned all that was between their families in the past, I was further amazed that Griffin agreed.  I loved that in between that first meeting and the night they fought for each other that their attraction had turned into a love so strong that Griffin would go up against the Brotherhood, a group he believes in with his very being.  I also loved that Avani might have been against violence but when Griffin needed her help in dealing with the slayers who attacked them, she instantly changed and went all in.  Red Hot Dragon shows that the sins of fathers, or past family members, should not matter when love claims the hearts of would be enemies.  The action packed plot is just another plus in this tale of suspense and romance.

 

Header Banner by Nit_Witty Copyright © 2014
Joyfully Reviewed
Site Design, Graphics & Maintenance
by Miranda Grissom