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ROCK HARD by Nalini Singh

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ROCK HARD by Nalini SinghRock Hard by Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyJo

Charlotte Baird was always very shy, but she was feisty when needed. After a viscous attack in a place that she should have been safe, now she is shy and scared. In fact, Charlotte has nick-named herself “Charlie-Mouse.” Because even the thought of having to interview for a new job can give Charlie hives, she has allowed herself to be taken advantage of at work. Charlie’s normal day at work could get even more interesting, as new CEO is coming, and he is known for taking no prisoners.

 

Gabriel Bishop was known as “the Bishop” on the rugby field and as one tough competitor. When an injury took Gabriel off the field, he walked into his second love—bringing companies back from the brink of ruin. The challenge of turning a shrinking business around and making it profitable gives Gabriel the same type of rush that racing down the rugby field did. Gabriel is once again stepping in to help an established and world renowned business to take its place back in the world of elite retail shopping.

 

To say that when Gabriel and Charlie first met it was all but a disaster might not be strong enough. But Gabriel has always used the assets he finds to their best advantage, and Charlotte is definitely an asset for the company. Now, if he can only find a way to bring out the feisty woman he sees in her eyes when they are together instead of the timid and scared mouse, they will be an unbeatable team. Charlie doesn’t care what Gabriel’s nickname might have been before, but she has the perfect one for him now—T-Rex. As the months go by, it’s a fun loving battle between a Charlie-Mouse vs. T-Rex. It’s one that is peppered with passion as respect turns into friendship and that turns into feelings that cannot be denied. When Charlie is once again threatened by a nightmare from her past, Gabriel is going to show just why he was so good on the rugby field, and this is one T-Rex that knows how to protect those he loves.

 

When a quiet and timid woman with a core of feistiness meets a man known to chew up and spit out incompetents, the outcome is a book you just can’t put down.  Charlotte and Gabriel have quite a journey that will encompass everything from a shaky first meeting to friendly workmates to a romance that rocks both of their worlds in Rock Hard. I just can’t tell you how many times I laughed and cheered both Charlie and Gabriel on while I watched their relationship progress. I also really loved the chapter titles that showed up, because then I couldn’t wait to see how the title was reflected in the chapter itself. But mostly, I felt for Gabriel as he helped Charlie regain the parts of herself that had been lost to violence. Charlie’s inner strength and determination will totally have you cheering for her to kick butt on her fears and grasp every element of the love between herself and Gabriel. Rock Hard is a wonderful story about beating the odds with an adorable couple that I just want to hug now that they have it all. Before reading about Gabriel and Charlie, I only wanted to see the rest of the band have their books, now I not only want that, but I also want to see Gabriel’s two single brothers find their happy endings too.

SCARLETT RED by P. T. Michelle

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SCARLETT RED by P. T. MichelleScarlett Red by P. T. Michelle
Series: In the Shadows #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyJo

Talia met her Blackie many years ago and then met him again just a few years ago as her sexy Mr. Black. That meeting was full of so much sexual contact and discovery, but circumstances forced them apart yet again. Now Talia is no longer a college student with a journalism major, but an up and coming erotic writer who used to be a reporter. However, for being an erotic writer, Talia’s personal life leaves a lot to be desired, and that is how she comes to a resort during the singles weekend. It is also how she meets Sebastian once again, her sexy Mr. Black, and this time even though they don’t meet in costume, it still takes Talia time to believe who he is.

 

Sebastian has also changed a lot since his last meeting with his Ms. Scarlett. He is no longer in the military, but now has his own security company, and he lost his part of the family fortune by breaking the understanding that would have left him in the shadows of his father’s family. Sebastian has no regrets on any of that, but he has always regretted letting his Scarlett slip through his fingers. Now that she is in his sight once again, Sebastian is determined to make her his once and for all.

 

As Talia explores the mystery of someone using her pen name, she learns that her Mr. Black is just as forceful as always and also just as sexy. Yes, things have changed for both of them, and yet nothing has changed that instant passion that has always existed between them. Danger has attached itself to Talia, and it takes the wits of both Talia and Sebastian to defeat this threat before anyone else is killed. In the aftermath, Talia is all but ready to submit to Sebastian in every way, not just sexually, but before she can, there is one piece of information that she must tell Sebastian of their past. Before that can happen, once again outside influences have made even more misunderstanding and believed betrayals. Will Scarlett and Mr. Black ever have a chance to see just what they could be together? Or can Talia and Sebastian finally find a way to leave their pasts once and for all and discover the future that seems to be calling and yearning for them?

 

The next chapter of Scarlett and Mr. Black is even hotter and sexier than ever with danger circling in on them in Scarlett Red.  I have to admit that I had set a pretty high bar for the chapter of Talia and Sebastian’s journey to love. Their first meeting was just so explosive; however, I had nothing to worry about with this meeting. It was even hotter and had a more intense element of suspense that kept them busy while they circled around each other. I really loved how Talia kept wondering if she was losing her mind on thinking Sebastian was with her and then learned her first instincts were more than correct. Sebastian was even more dominating than both of the times he saved Talia, and yet it is so obvious that they belong together. I wanted to scream when this part of their story ended just where it did, and yet it has me more than ready to see what happens during their next encounter.  I know that it will be hotter and sexier than either of these first two parts, and yet I know that many hurt feelings and misunderstanding will need to be cleared away before either Talia or Sebastian can go forward. Scarlett Red will keep you bound to your seat just turning pages spellbound by the intense emotions that surround Talia and Sebastian.

THEIR VIRGIN’S SECRET by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

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THEIR VIRGIN’S SECRET by Shayla Black & Lexi BlakeTheir Virgin's Secret by Lexi Blake, Shayla Black
Series: Masters of Menage #2
Published by Self Published Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Menage
ReviewedbyMiranda

A year ago Burke and Cole Lennox left the woman they loved for a mission to save a young girl.  When they arrived home it was to discover that Jessa, the woman they both love has married someone else.  This crushing blow threw the brothers into chaos.  They headed back into the action saving as many women as possible from sexual slavery.

 

Jessa Wade threw caution to the wind to indulge in a week of bliss with Burke and Cole.  She was devastated when they left and never returned.  They told her they loved her.  She has never gotten over Burke and Cole’s desertion.  When they come speeding back into her life full steam claiming she is in danger Jessa has no choice but to believe them and give them one heck of a surprise.

 

Can Burke and Cole protect the woman they love and win her heart again?

 

Their Virgin’s Secret is a pulse-pounding lust filled romance.  Their Virgin’s Secret starts off with a bang.  The excitement and yearning is totally enthralling.  I’m not a huge fan of telling a story in flashback fashion but it works here.  I really like Jessa and her adamant denial of her feelings for Burke and Cole.  She is so certain she is done with the men that left her but she can’t fight the heat that engulfs them all when together.  Their Virgin’s Secret is an erotic romantic feast with a splash of suspense.

THEIR VIRGIN CAPTIVE by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

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THEIR VIRGIN CAPTIVE by Shayla Black & Lexi BlakeTheir Virgin Captive by Lexi Blake, Shayla Black
Series: Masters of Menage #1
Published by Self Published Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Menage
ReviewedbyMiranda

Gavin James is the CEO of Black Oak Oil, his family’s company.  He just happens to be in love with his admin Hannah but afraid to acknowledge his feelings because of a dark secret from his past.  It just so happens that Gavin’s brothers Slade and Dex also share deep feelings for Hannah.  Slade and Dex are used to indulging in the more risqué in life.  They are ready to move on their feelings for Hannah. They want Gavin to be a part of the relationship with Hannah but are worried about convincing him to let go of the past.

 

Hannah Craig left her West Texas town to find a better life and she lucked up with her job at Black Oak Oil.  A job that at the time she was totally not qualified for.  She can’t deny the feelings she harbors for her three bosses but she refuses to act on them.  Unfortunately, Hannah has a stalker.  Someone has been leaving her nasty notes and now her cat has gone missing.  She called the police but they can’t do anything.  She never intended for Gavin, Slade and Dex to find out about her stalker, it is something she wants to take care of herself.

 

It couldn’t stay a secret forever. Now that they know the domineering brothers have taken over her life and kidnapped her!  Well they have another thing coming if they think she will obey their every command. Who will win this battle of wills; the gutsy Hannah or the sexy brothers?  Can Gavin overcome his past to see the possible future with Hannah?  Can they figure out who is stalking Hannah before it’s too late?

 

Shayla Black and Lexi Blake knock it out of the park with Their Virgin Captive!  Emotion, danger and domination take center stage in Their Virgin Captive!  Hannah makes a sensuous and endearing heroine to Gavin, Slade and Dex’s hard-edged heroes.  There are many things going on in this novel besides your standard stalker storyline.  While the suspense part of the story is very good, it is the emotional part that strikes a chord.  Gavin with his guilt captured my heart.  Dex the long lost brother was found at the age of seventeen by Gavin and Slade.  He has plenty of issues regarding his parentage and the way he grew up.  I love that Slade is the glue holding these two brothers together.  Always the peacemaker, he is determined to bring Gavin and Dex together and bring Hannah into the family as well.  Their Virgin Captive is blistering hot, overflowing with passion and romance.

FALLING FOR A SANTINI by Melissa Schroeder

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FALLING FOR A SANTINI by Melissa SchroederFalling for a Santini by Melissa Schroeder
Series: The Santinis #7
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Lisa

Captain Elena Santini, a Marine Corps Raptor pilot is living the life she’d dreamed of and set her sights on through her own intelligence and hard work.  With five elder brothers, one her twin, Elena has learned how to deal with the fragile male ego in her family and on base.  The only negative in her full life is the lack of someone special.

 

NCIS special agent Jethro ‘JT’ Thomas is at the top of his field in undercover work.  When he’s not on assignment JT spends time with his best friend Anthony Santini and the rest of the family.  In fact he’s now considered an honorary Santini which suits him fine since his own childhood was a nightmare.

 

From the time Elena was a teenager there’s been an undeniable chemistry between them, but JT refused to act on it.  By the time she was an adult he did his best to steer clear completely because you don’t poach your best friend’s sister.  The day finally arrives when Elena takes matters into her own hands leaving JT helpless to deny her.  They keep their relationship on the quiet prior to another undercover assignment JT is sent on.  Ironically it’s his absence that makes the family aware something is going on.  Coming home brings about several changes for the lovers, including the feeling that something from JT’s past has caught up with him.  Battling touchy brothers may prove easier than a stranger with a vendetta.  Maybe.

 

At last it is time for the youngest to shine in Falling for a Santini.  Fans and new readers alike will enjoy reading about Elena’s rocky romance and ultimate love in this testosterone fueled series.  Author Melissa Schroeder pens a realistic love story with all the family angst and drama readers expect while steamy hot encounters add the necessary spice.  Falling for a Santini gives a charming voice to the lone female sibling in this exciting storyline.  Elena and JT have their time at last.

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MISTER BLACK by P. T. Michelle

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ROCK COURTSHIP by Nalini Singh

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PEANUT GOES TO SCHOOL by Thea Harrison

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THE COWBOY’S KINK by R. G. Alexander

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