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THE GAME by Vanessa Fewings

THE GAME by Vanessa Fewings

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THE GAME by Vanessa FewingsThe Game by Vanessa Fewings
Series: ICON #2
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary, Suspense


 

Can she outwit the ultimate master in a timeless game of seduction? 

Chasing Icon, the world's slickest art thief, was the most seductive thrill of London art investigator Zara Leighton's career…until the clues led her to the man who holds command of her body and heart, Tobias Wilder, an American billionaire with charisma to spare. Her duty to capture him is complicated by the intensity of their passion. Her will to end their connection is tinted with red-hot need to never let him go.

Tobias's heists are about more than money and ego. His plot to orchestrate the perfect deception in Los Angeles is destiny. No one—not even Zara—knows the depths of his motivation. And no one suspects the truth behind a single artifact that holds the secrets to an entire civilization. Forced to deny one calling to satisfy another, he knows something must be sacrificed: his code of honor or his loyalty to Zara.

Vanessa Fewings has the magic touch.  I didn’t think there was any way The Game could live up to the excitement within Fewings first ICON book, The Chase, but boy did it!  Zara and Tobias totally Rock My World!  I’m so in love with this couple and their adventure!   Fewings impressive writing style takes the reader on a journey of a lifetime.  I’m not sure I can properly express how magical it was visiting all the art galleries in these books.  I could see each piece and feel the beauty as if I was standing before them.

 

The Chase featured mostly classic art but The Game gives us some sensational modern pieces that boggle the mind and make you beg for more. Fewings spectacular description of one piece will leave you breathless, guaranteed!  The Game delivers everything.  The suspenseful romance lover will eat this up in one sitting.  I am thoroughly impressed with Vanessa Fewings ICON series.  I was so geared up for The Game that I went back and read The Chase again which only reminded me why I love Zara and Tobias so much!  This is a couple you can’t help but root for!

 

I need more and I need it now! I was shocked by the ending and now I’m counting down the days until the final book in the trilogy, The Prize comes out! I hope this is very soon because I am excited to find out what happens to Zara and Tobias next!  I’m also sad because it means I will be saying goodbye to these fabulous characters and riveting story.  The Game is one sexy, sweet, edge of your seat treat!  If you hear me squeeing you will know I’ve gotten my hands on The Prize! 🙂

THE CHASE by Vanessa Fewings

THE CHASE by Vanessa Fewings

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THE CHASE by Vanessa FewingsThe Chase by Vanessa Fewings
Series: Icon #1
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary
 



Will she risk it all for a priceless desire?

A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.

She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…

The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?

I love, love, love Vanessa Fewings first ICON novel, The Chase!!! I’m not sure when an ending has left me so desperate for the next book in a series.  I’m about to die in anticipation of The Game!

The Chase is a mix of The Thomas Crown Affair and The Catch.  It’s a high speed romantic adventure that shouldn’t be missed.  Ms. Fewings fuels her characters with sexual chemistry, wits and tenacity.  Zara and Tobias have that instant connection that all of us crave.  Their passion for art is just as sexy as the passion they share in the bedroom! Tobias will absolutely get your motor running with his gorgeous body and scintillating mind but things quickly go into overdrive when he starts giving orders.  Zara is a charming and brilliant character who tugs at your heartstrings.  She is vulnerable without being helpless.  As the story progresses Zara really finds herself in the deep end and it tests her in ways she never expected.  Her journey is thrilling and highly entertaining. I love a story filled with intense emotion and The Chase has that in spades.

The Chase is a decadent treat that shouldn’t be missed.  The intrigue and suspense is palpable as Tobias and Zara are drawn deeper into the dark side of the art world. The mystery surrounding Zara’s family paintings and the current art thefts give the reader a sense of urgency that only ramps up the sizzling romance between Tobias and Zara.

The ICON trilogy is about to go international in The Game and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD by Julia London

SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD by Julia London

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SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD by Julia LondonSinful Scottish Laird by Julia London
Series: Highland Grooms #2
Published by HQN Books Genres: Historical

English widow Daisy Bristol, Lady Chadwick is in an untenable situation.  Per her Husband’s will she must remarry within three years of his death or forfeit her son’s inheritance.  As the deadline quickly approaches Daisy takes her family and flees to a hunting lodge in Scotland to avoid the fortune hunters vying for her hand in marriage and to wait for the possible return of her once love, Captain Robert Spivy.  She had no idea what she would find when she arrived or how it would change her life.  But will it change her for the better?

 

Cailean Mackenzie of Arrondale is satisfied to lead his life alone as Laird of his land and as a smuggler.  Cailean’s heart was broken long ago by an English woman and he has no intention of ever letting another woman rule his heart. However, he never counted on the vivacious woman that would plant herself in his life with her bold and sexy demeanor.

 

Daisy is eager to oversee her life but the world seems to be against her.  Therefore, she is determined to have fun while visiting the Highlands and Cailean is exactly the man she would like to play with. He is determined to deny her regardless of the feelings she stirs within.

 

Will Daisy’s long lost love come and rescue her from her predicament or will her season of freedom end with a forced marriage to a stranger?  Find out what happens when this Sinful Scottish Laird faces one determined English Lady.

 

Julia London’s Sinful Scottish Laird hits all the right spots.

 

Sinful Scottish Laird features fascinating characters, intense sexual tension and one hell of a story.  Historicals are not usually my first choice but I simply cannot resist the men of the Highlands.  Ms. London does an amazing job of taking the reader into the highlands.  The world building in Sinful Scottish Laird is superb.  I could picture it all in my mind and I wanted to go and see it for myself.  I wouldn’t mind running into a man like Cailean either.  While that seems rather unlikely to happen I must live vicariously through Ms. London’s characters.

 

My heart went out to Daisy and the situation she faces.  I could feel her pain and frustration as I sped through the pages.  When she lays eyes on Cailean the first time the attraction is powerful.  Cailean is dealing with his own inner demons when it comes to trusting women.  He is baffled by the boldness Daisy exhibits toward him and does everything he can to ignore her.  Their bickering is simply hilarious and adorable.  I could not get enough of it. They made me laugh out loud so many times!

 

Cailean may be sexy as SIN but he melted my heart with his kindness towards Daisy’s son Ellis.  I was expecting more intrigue as Captain Robert Spivey entered the picture.  I was disappointed a bit but the rest of the novel exceeds expectations making Sinful Scottish Laird a Joyfully Recommended Read for February.

 

Sinful Scottish Laird is a romance you will not soon forget.  This sexy couple will sweep you off your feet and have you racing through the pages to discover if they find their happily ever after. Ms. London gives us a remarkable read with Sinful Scottish Laird.  I cannot wait to take my next trip to the Highlands when Cailean’s brother Rabbie discovers love in Hard-Headed Highlander.

 

DON’T TEMPT ME by Lori Foster

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DON’T TEMPT ME by Lori FosterDon't Tempt Me by Lori Foster
Series: Guthrie Brothers #1
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary


 

 

Don’t Tempt Me is the first book in a brand new series by Lori Foster and right off the bat I am already in love with it. We are introduced to amazing new characters and a new town that already has me looking for the next book in the Guthrie Brothers series.

 

Jason Guthrie keeps busy with fixing up things for his neighbors and his community and while working Jason is also helping his widowed brother and nephew get back on their feet. All around he is a good guy so when he meets his new neighbor, Honor, and realizes she is the one who bought the rundown house next door he offers to help fix it up even if she is determined to do it on her own.

 

Honor Brown was raised by her devoted grandfather and she decided it was time to move closer to the nursing home he is now in to spend as much time with him as possible. Honor knew the house she bought was a fixer upper but she already has a lot going on by taking care of her grandfather and working as a hair dresser. She is working herself to death by trying to keep up with getting the house in order but with Jason around and wanting to help with everything she feels like she is losing her independence. The more time that Honor spends in Jason’s company the more the walls that she built up around her are starting to fall but will they stay down when Jason gets a glimpse of her past?

 

From the moment Jason and Honor met they had such great chemistry and even though their meeting for the first time wasn’t that smooth I was already rooting for them as a couple. Both Honor and Jason were such great characters and I was really drawn to them right away. One of the moments I really adored was when Jason and his friends bring Honor in as a part of their family since she was basically all alone. They showed her so much love, devotion, and protection that I wanted to move on the same street as them.

 

Don’t Tempt Me was a sweet and emotional read that had me hooked from the beginning. Ms. Foster introduced new characters that were well thought up and detailed so well that they meshed perfectly. There wasn’t one character in this new group of friends that I didn’t want to know more about. Don’t Tempt Me focuses on the romance between Jason and Honor but there is a side romance going on as well between Honor’s best friend Lexie and her neighbor Sullivan. These two were funny and I wished they had their own book but I am looking forward to seeing them again in future stories.

 

I just loved Don’t Tempt Me and watching these two polar opposite couples fall in love. In true Lori Foster fashion Don’t Tempt Me had me laughing, crying and most of all swooning. I am really looking forward to see where Ms. Foster will take the Guthrie Brothers series and most of all I can’t wait to revisit with these characters.

HONOR BOUND by B. J. Daniels

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HONOR BOUND by B. J. DanielsHonor Bound by B. J. Daniels
Series: The Montana Hamiltons #6
Published by HQN Books Genres: Suspense
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I have never read a book by B.J. Daniels before but when I read the blurb for Honor Bound I thought it sounded like a book right up my alley. I had no idea I was starting on the sixth book in The Montana Hamiltons series and I figured I could just jump right in and not feel lost but that wasn’t the case for Honor Bound.

 

The oldest daughter to presidential candidate Buckmaster Hamilton, Ainsley has always been the responsible child out of her siblings. While scouting out locations for a commercial she has come to realize that she has a stalker who has been following her for months. His presence leaves her feeling vulnerable and yet she still can’t shake the feelings coursing through her. While checking out a spot for the production company she feels he’s there but when a rock slide happens she couldn’t be more grateful that a handsome cowboy has saved her life but what Ainsley doesn’t realize is that this is just the beginning of what is about to come.

 

Sawyer Nash is on medical leave from the FBI after being hurt on his last job, he’s bored out of his mind but isn’t cleared for active duty yet. As a favor to the Sheriff he has offered to keep an eye on Ainsley. When he shows up on location they mistake him as an extra and Sawyer decides to go with it since it will be easier to keep her in his sights. The more time he spends with her the more his feelings grow, but when things start happening around the ranch he will do anything to keep her safe including blowing his cover even though she might end up hating him in the end.

 

This is one of those series that should be started from the beginning as I said before. While this story was new and gave hints on what happened in the previous books I still didn’t get the full effect of what was going on or what this family had been through prior to Honor Bound. There were two different stories going on that kind of mushed together towards the end but it turned out they weren’t connected.

 

As far as the characters go I liked them but it was hard getting a read on them and their feelings. Sawyer and Ainsley didn’t spend that much time together yet they were falling in love which I didn’t completely understand. There was literally one date and for me one date doesn’t say “hey come fall in love with me now”. Another issue I had was there were too many people having voices throughout the story. Not only was it Sawyer and Ainsley, but Sawyer’s ex-girlfriend/undercover FBI agent, Ainsley’s mother and father, the stalker, and so on. Was this why the romance portion was cut short? I believe so. Yes, so much was going on in Honor Bound but I didn’t need to hear from everyone every single time.

 

I also found this story to have a lot of drama, I swear if it wasn’t the stalker, it was a murder and jewelry thieves. Don’t even get me started on Sawyer’s ex-girlfriend who drugs him with sleeping pills so he misses a date. For a FBI agent she was crazy and they should have taken her badge for the shit she pulled. Not only did it stop Sawyer from doing his job, that she knew about mind you, but also put Ainsley in danger.

 

Overall, I found Honor Bound just an okay read. Would I have felt different if I read the previous five books in this series? Maybe, but I don’t think so. As far as series goes I will have to pass on going back and starting The Montana Hamiltons from the very beginning.

 

SHADES OF TEMPTATION by Virna DePaul

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TOUGH LUCK HERO by Maisey Yates

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RIVERBEND ROAD by RaeAnne Thayne

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DECEPTION ISLAND by Brynn Kelly

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FIGHTING DIRTY by Lori Foster

FIGHTING DIRTY by Lori Foster

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TOUGH LOVE by Lori Foster

TOUGH LOVE by Lori Foster

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THE CLOSER YOU COME by Gena Showalter

THE CLOSER YOU COME by Gena Showalter

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THE ONE YOU WANT by Gena Showalter

THE ONE YOU WANT by Gena Showalter

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BACK TO YOU by Lauren Dane

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HOLDING STRONG by Lori Foster

HOLDING STRONG by Lori Foster

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