Publisher: Harlequin

NO LIMITS by Lori Foster

NO LIMITS by Lori Foster

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NO LIMITS by Lori FosterNo Limits by Lori Foster
Series: The Ultimate Series
Published by Harlequin on September 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Melissa

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it….

Three years ago, Connor Colter rescued Yvette Sweeny from very dangerous men who had broken into her grandfather’s business. Conner knew then that Yvette had feelings for him but she was too young. Now the death of Yvette’s grandfather has brought Yvette back into Connor’s life and this time Connor has no intention of letting her go. Faced with danger from the past Connor must protect Yvette even as he works toward convincing her to stay with him.

 

I only have one word for No Limits …..WOW! I’d been waiting for Connor and Yvette’s story for what seemed forever!  However, once I got my hands on it I couldn’t stop reading. Sexy, full of adventure and my favorite characters from previous books, Lori Foster delivered a winner!

THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer Hayward

THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer Hayward

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THE MAGNATE’S MANIFESTO by Jennifer HaywardThe Magnate's Manifesto by Jennifer Hayward
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

It was only meant to be seen by his buddies.  However, Jared Stone’s manifesto on women made the rounds on the Internet, and now he needs to do some major clean-up in order to salvage his company with its shareholders.  At the top of his ‘to do’ list is promoting Bailey St. John to VP of marketing. Being the schemer that he is, Jared works it to his advantage until he finds he is more involved than just business relations.

 

Bailey St. John has been working for Stone Industries for several years, and she hoped to have met her life’s goal by now.  However, Jared refused to promote her to a job she felt she could do in her sleep.  When his manifesto comes out, she realizes that her boss is just a pig, and her job is a dead end!  Resignation in hand, she is offered her dream job, only she didn’t read the fine print.

 

The Magnate’s Manifesto was an engrossing chemistry-filled scandalous read from beginning to end.  I enjoyed the fact that Bailey was a hard worker that she was prepared to walk when her boss’s manifesto leaked.  However, she was also willing to put aside some personal issues for the sake of the company, and was confident enough to know that she could help it to succeed in The Magnate’s Manifesto.  Jared was a thrill to watch as all his preconceived perceptions of women were kicked to the side by Bailey and her company-first stance.

 

I also liked that even though Bailey didn’t have the best beginnings, she reinvented herself against all the odds to rise to the top in The Magnate’s Manifesto.  Generally, the hero in these stories seem to have a lot to overcome, and Jared did in The Magnate’s Manifesto, but I preferred the growth of Bailey more.  I think that Jared meant every single word of his manifesto, but Bailey blew those beliefs out of the water, and it was fun watching Jared realize his assumptions were wrong in The Magnate’s Manifesto.

 

The Magnate’s Manifesto had Jared and Bailey slow burning over the course of the tale, and a sleazy villain was tossed in to stir that combustion a little more in their favor.  Who wouldn’t love a story like that?  Therefore, I Joyfully Recommend The Magnate’s Manifesto.

 

CHRISTMAS IN DA CONTI’S BED by Sharon Kendrick

CHRISTMAS IN DA CONTI’S BED by Sharon Kendrick

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CHRISTMAS IN DA CONTI’S BED by Sharon KendrickChristmas in Da Conti's Bed by Sharon Kendrick
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Niccolo Da Conti liked to be in control of many things, including his sister.  However, she is pushing to have her unacceptable school girlfriend, Alannah Collins, act as her bridesmaid, and Niccolo can NOT have the ‘tacky topless model’ sullying his sister’s reputation.  To make matters worse for Niccolo, he finds that he is still attracted to the little tramp.  What else is the billionaire to do, but offer her something she can’t refuse in order to get her out of his system and move on with his life?

 

Alannah Collins has some secrets that her tougher than nails exterior desires to hide.  Going toe-to-toe with the attractive Niccolo Da Conti is one that she is desperately trying to conceal.  However, he pushes the limits on those boundaries, and Alannah can’t refuse his offer for her future, but at what cost?

 

Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed is a fast-paced, page turning hoot that kept me glued to my Fire until the last page was reached.  It’s Sharon Kendrick at her finest with the old school HP that we’ve come to enjoy.

 

Alannah was tough, and she didn’t quite give in to the playboy right away.  In fact, one of my favorite scenes was when he pretty much objectified her in Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed and he knew it, so he endeavored to make it better!  Niccolo got everything wrong with his double standard bit, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing him squirm slightly in Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed.  He wanted someone whom he thought was less than perfect, and he didn’t really like that she didn’t exactly follow his commands either.

 

I enjoyed that Alannah was strong enough to try and carry on, but that Niccolo was man enough to step up and proved that he truly knew her in Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed.

 

Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed was reminiscent of the HPs I have come to thoroughly enjoy.  So I Joyfully Recommend Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed, and I hope to keep it on my keeper shelf, as well.

A VIRGIN FOR HIS PRIZE by Lucy Monroe

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A VIRGIN FOR HIS PRIZE by Lucy MonroeA Virgin for His Prize by Lucy Monroe
Series: Ruthless Russians
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Romi Grayson dated Maxwell Black for a year, but when he made her a proposal without a ring to go with it, she called it off.  Now she hears he was offered a deal involving a ring with her “sister”.  Not being the stand-in-the-corner type, Romi confronts the tycoon.

 

Maxwell Black wants Romi back, but it can’t be completely on her terms.  He finds a way to blackmail her into giving him what he wants.  Romi, seeing deeper into Max and his motivations, gives in, but did she truly see what was there or was she viewing what she wanted to see?

 

A Virgin for His Prize was a delightful read that had more to tell at its heart than the surface explained.  I know for all of Max’s beliefs in his ruthlessness, he wasn’t as awful as he wanted to be, at least not to Romi.  Max was more like a wild bear that had already been tamed before A Virgin for His Prize opened.  However, he can’t see that he’s really a softy, and so he goes about achieving his goals through his usual means in A Virgin for His Prize.

 

I liked that Romi was someone who put herself out there, and it showed in her chosen life, as well.  She didn’t just talk about things, she actually did them.  Max showed that he would defend Romi, even to family in A Virgin for His Prize, and that showed that he was a true hero in the end.

 

I think in the end Max can still deny his teddy bear leanings, but Romi trusts him completely and knows differently in A Virgin for His Prize.  So what’s wrong with letting him believe he is the big bad wolf for a while?

AN HEIRESS FOR HIS EMPIRE by Lucy Monroe

AN HEIRESS FOR HIS EMPIRE by Lucy Monroe

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AN HEIRESS FOR HIS EMPIRE by Lucy MonroeAn Heiress for His Empire by Lucy Monroe
Series: Ruthless Russians
Published by Harlequin on 2014-10-01
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 192
Reviewed by Melissa

The story: Innocent debutante Madison Archer has hit the headlines for a scandal not of her making. Now, marriage to the unscrupulous Viktor Beck is the only way to save what's left of her reputation! The contract: Maddie has always featured in Viktor's plans to take over her father's company and expand his empire. The intense attraction between them only sweetens the deal he's offered…. The secret: Though love doesn't beat in Viktor's heart, he'll show Maddie just how hot their chemistry can be. But even this corporate shark is in for a shock—his wild socialite is still a virgin!

Madison Archer has loved Viktor Beck for years. She tried long ago to make him see her as a desirable woman but he rebuffed her. Now Maddie is faced with a terrible scandal in the tabloids because of a so called friend who spread lies about her for money. Her father is infuriated and insists that Maggie chose between several men he has selected to lead his company, among them is Viktor. She must marry the man she chooses immediately to counter the scandal. It’s always been Viktor for Maddie so she allows him to convince her to go along with her father’s plan and choose him. Viktor has always wanted Maddie but was sure she was too young before, now her father has played right into his plans. He desires Maddie not only as a woman but also for business reasons. Can Maddie turn desire into love? Or is she destined to love a man who will never love her?

 

 

Can I just say this maybe my favorite Lucy Monroe book in years?! I always love to read her books but with An Heiress for His Empire she has hooked me again. Maddie and Viktor are both blinded to how the other really feels. Add to that the devious friend and Maddie’s less than functional relationship with her father and you have a book that keeps you turning the pages. Joyfully Recommended for all readers who are looking for an addictive read!!!

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A GENTLEMAN TIL’ MIDNIGHT by Alison DeLaine

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED by Susan Anderson

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