Publisher: Self Published

DARE TO TAKE by Carly Phillips

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DARE TO TAKE by Carly PhillipsDare to Take by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love #6
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Tyler Dare and Ella Shaw have a secret.  Years ago they had one night together that ended badly. Even though Tyler’s sister is Ella’s best friend, they have managed to avoid each other whenever possible. But when a hurricane is bearing down on the tropical island where Ella is staying, Tyler can’t say no when his sister begs him to rescue her. For the first time in years, Ella and Tyler are forced to spend time alone together and discover that the attraction between them is even stronger. Can they overcome the past to have a future together?

 

Dare to Take is another addition to Carly Phillips Dare to Love series and I’m loving it! Tyler and Ella are so hot together that my screen steamed up. I couldn’t wait for them to take a chance and be together. This is one series that romance lovers shouldn’t miss out on!!

ROGUE ALPHA by Carole Mortimer

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ROGUE ALPHA by Carole MortimerRogue Alpha by Carol Mortimer
Series: Alpha #7
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary

The past year was the worst time of Diana Moore’s entire life.  She fell hard for diplomat Jeremy Moore, but after they married and he was transferred to Bogota, Columbia the abuse began.  At the local market one day she was kidnapped by bandits and held for ransom.  Soon after her rescue Jeremy was killed and Diana went home to her parents in Wales to nurse her sorrow.

 

Finally the day came when Diana felt strong enough to start over. She accepted a job in Paris and made a new life for herself.  It wasn’t long however before Diana began to feel as if someone was watching her, following her.  Unable to shake the feeling Diana journeys to London and straight into the arms of Seth Armstrong, the man who rescued her in Bogota all those months ago.  He saved her life once.  Seth Armstrong is the only man she can trust.  It’s up to Diana and Seth to figure out what’s truly going on – if they can keep their hands off each other long enough to think.

 

Hot and sweaty in bed – butting heads the rest of the time.  High tension drama from start to finish Rogue Alpha ignites.  Diana and Seth challenge each other at every turn.  Intrigue and adventure are the hallmarks of this intense Alpha series.  Rogue Alpha fits perfectly into their testosterone filled world.  Sensual entanglements and suspense make Rogue Alpha a worthwhile addition.

Player’s Challenge by Koko Brown

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Player’s Challenge by Koko BrownPlayer's Challenge by Koko Brown
Series: Hand's Off #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Interracial

Whereas, Devin Spencer’s reputation as the Champions League goalie is legendary, his personal status leaves a lot to be desired.  On more than one occasion, Devin’s off-field disreputable activities have shined a bad light on him.  So much so, that he needs a sports agent to revamp his persona or he can kiss his career goodbye.

 

Gemma Clarke is an up and coming sports agent who is good at her job.  All is well until her former lover, Devin Spencer, is added to her client roster.  Determined to prove that she can keep things strictly business between them, Gemma sets out to restore Devin’s image in the soccer world.

 

After reading the first book in this series, I was a little leery of diving into Player’s Challenge.  I am glad to say that I am happy that I did.  I so love second chance type storylines.  The plot is a sincere love affair that could no longer be denied by Devin and Gemma and with a little begrudging added in to spice things up.  It has the right amount of excitement, humor, emotions, and sex encounters to keep one turning page after page to see how the saga would unfold.  Koko Brown has redeemed herself with book two in the Hands Off series.

PLAYER’S ULTIMATUM by Koko Brown

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PLAYER’S ULTIMATUM by Koko BrownPlayer's Ultimatum by Koko Brown
Series: Hands Off #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Interracial

Yvonne Floyd is willing to do anything for her childhood friend, Robbie Gutierrez – even pose as his fiancée until he can land a lucrative soccer contact in exchange for him paying off her student loans.  Easy, right?  Wrong!  Yvonne did not count on quickly falling head-over-heels in love with Robbie’s teammate, Paolo Saito.

 

Paolo Saito is a famous football (soccer) player in the European league.  He has some misguided anger towards Robbie because he replaced a friend of his on the team.  And, to make matters worse, Paolo is sexually attracted to Yvonne, Robbie’s fiancée.  What better revenge against Robbie than to seduce Yvonne from right under his feet.  But, Paolo’s plan backfires when he develops deeper feelings for her.  Will Paolo continue with his vengeance against Robbie or will he try to win Yvonne’s heart?

 

I am on the fence about Player’s Ultimatum.  On one end of the spectrum, I really adored the concept of doing a non-harmful favor for a friend where both parties enter the bargain willingly.  However, on the flipside, there were times where I did not like Paolo and Yvonne’s characters very much.  Yvonne’s sense of loyalty is a big issue for me.  There are times where her control just flies out the window, putting her friend’s career in danger and leaving me saying “what the hell”.  And, to add fuel to the fire, Paolo comes across as alpha-type male jerk that I would have kicked to the curb.  Nevertheless, the chemistry between Paolo and Yvonne is electrifying and develops at a non-forceful, steady pace. The sex is mega hot.  Ms. Brown does an incredible job of introducing readers to the world of soccer.  I felt like I was actually sitting in the stands watching the game.

JAX by Kym Grosso

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JAX by Kym GrossoJax by Kym Grosso
Series: Immortals of New Orleans #7
Published by Self Published Genres: Erotic, Paranormal

Katrina Livingston is the daughter and sister of Alphas.  It is no wonder that she possesses dominant she-wolf characteristics and it is very difficult for her to ask for help.  In spite of this, while on the run from demonic forces that are trying to steal her wolf, the only person that she can turn to is the Agrestis Wolves Alpha, Jax Chandler.  Who just happens to be her mate…the same mate that she has been avoiding for over a year for fear the magic that has infected her will cause him physical harm.

 

Jax Chandler is out for blood.  He is determined to find and eliminate the lead scoundrel who kidnapped and tortured him.  While escaping from his torturous event, Jax rescues another captive who just happens to be Kat Livingston – whom he believes to be his mate.  With a scorned past wedged between them, will Jax and Kat be able to put their differences aside in order to destroy the evil predator that is determined to steal their wolves?  But, more importantly, can their love survive without trust.

 

Whereas, I found Jax to have a good storyline with thrilling action, something is still missing that does not totally capture me like the preceding novels within this series.  Do not get me wrong, Kym Grosso continues to deliver the spine-tingling ambiguity and intense sexual tension between the hero and heroine in her amazing writing style.  Yet, my desire to finish this read as quickly as possible was not there.  Nevertheless, I adore the dominant Alpha personalities of Kat and Jax.  As you can imagine, it leads to some steamy sexual encounters and fascinating, robust dialogue.  The suspense behind the abductions is an attention-grabbing mystery with the need to discover the whys.  Overall, Jax is a satisfactory read and I eagerly look forward to Ms. Grosso’s next installment in the Immortals of New Orleans series.

HOT DREAMS by Rachelle Chase

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GIRL by Eden Bradley

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EXPOSURE by Kelly Moran

EXPOSURE by Kelly Moran

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LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN by Thea Harrison

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PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD by Thea Harrison

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SHY TALENT by Bianca D’Arc

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LYRIC’S ACCIDENTAL MATE by Elle Boon

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RAVENOUS by R. G. Alexander

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THE HALF OF US by Cardeno C.

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WARRIOR ALPHA by Carole Mortimer

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TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE by Suzanne Rock

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WILD: Part 1 by Vivi Anna

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WILD: Part 2 by Vivi Anna

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MINE TO TAKE by Cynthia Eden

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LOST EMBRACE by Kym Grosso

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