Publisher: Self Published

INFATUATION by Melissa Schroeder

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INFATUATION by Melissa SchroederInfatuation by Melissa Schroeder
Series: A Little Harmless Military Romance #1
Published by Self Published on 2012-05-01
Genres: BDSM, Erotic, Romance
Pages: 164
Reviewed by Miranda

To prove her love and save her man, she has to go above and beyond the call of duty.Infatuation: A Little Military Harmless RomanceFrancis McKade is a man in lust. He's had a crush on his best friend's little sister for years but he has never acted on it. Besides that fact that she's Malachi's sister, he's a Seal and he learned his lesson with his ex-fiancé. Women do not like being left alone for long months at a time. Still, at a wedding in Hawaii anything can happen—and does. Unfortunately, after the best night of his life, he and Mal are called away to one of their most dangerous missions.Shannon is blown over by Kade. She's always had a crush on him and after their night together, it starts to feel a little like love. But, after the mission, Kade never calls or writes and she starts to wonder if it was all a dream. Until one night, her brother Mal drags him into her bar and grill and Shannon gets the shock of her life.Kade isn't the man Shannon knew in Hawaii, or even the last few years. Losing a friend and being injured, especially one who had never felt so vulnerable. He still can't shake the terror that keeps him up at night. Worse, he is realizing that the career he loves just might be over.Shannon is still mad, but she can't help but hurt for the man she loves. He is darker, a bit more dangerous, but beneath that, he is the Kade she's known for so many years. When he pushes her to her limits in the bedroom, Shannon refuses to back down. One way or another, this military man is going to learn there is no walking away from love—not while she still has breath in her body.Warning: This book contains two infatuated lovers, a hard-headed military man, a determined woman, some old friends, and a little taste of New Orleans. Of course, there is a Dom who wants to be in a charge and a sub who wants to challenge him. As always, ice water is suggested while reading. It might be the first military Harmless book, but the only thing that has changed is how hot our hero looks in his uniform—not to mention out of it.This is an original novella that is approx 32,000 words. It is an interracial military romance with light bdsm.Also includes for the first time in print the Harmless shorts: A Little Harmless Fling, A Little Harmless Kalikimaka, A Little Harmless Surprise and A Little Harmless Gift.

A beautiful wedding brings family and friends together to celebrate. It also provides the perfect opportunity for Shannon Dupree to finally take advantage of the man who has been starring in her fantasies for years. Kade is her brother’s best friend and his Navy Seal teammate. Shannon never wanted to get in between them, but she is dying to get Kade between the sheets.

Francis McKade has been infatuated with his best friend’s sister forever but always wary of taking things to the extreme like he wants to. A Hawaiian wedding sets the perfect mood for romance and Kade is more than willing to take advantage. However, after being wounded months later Kade is unwilling to go there again with Shannon, yet he can’t stand to see her with another man. Can Kade man up or will he watch the woman of his dreams walk into the arms of another? 

Infatuation is overflowing with passion and fire! Kade and Shannon are sizzling together in and out of bed. Shannon is a firecracker and the perfect woman to make Kade toe the line. I just loved Kade’s struggle with jealousy. He so deserved it! I cannot wait to see what happens with the other characters that I have come to love in the Harmless series. It was great to see Mal, Shannon’s brother, again and I hope to read more about Mal and Kade’s other teammate Deke. Even though this is primarily set in New Orleans we still got some glimpses of Hawaii and the Harmless characters we love. Melissa Schroeder’s Infatuation is brimming with romance and it features an ending that is simply swoon worthy. 

PROTECTIVE HEAT by Tami Vinson

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PROTECTIVE HEAT by Tami VinsonProtective Heat by Tami Vinson
Series: Heat #2
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Self Published on 2012-12-12
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial
Pages: 168
Reviewed by Nikita Steele

All is not what it seems...Beautiful actress Vivaca Carlton had everything she'd ever thought she wanted. Her talent had acquired her enough fame and fortune to leave the roots of her broken childhood behind and make her a star. But she's coming to learn that fame and fortune mean nothing without love.Hired to protect the actress, Quinn Thomas is prepared to be professional and get the job done despite his past distrust of women in the industry. But when he sets his eyes on Vivaca, he knows that guarding her body will be anything but professional. From sizzling to burning hot, they will both break the bonds of their pasts to claim a love that is worth protecting.

Actress Vivaca Carlton thinks the threats made against her life are meaningless and due to an overzealous fan. Yet, her agent sees things differently and hires a personal body guard.  Unhappy at first with a bodyguard shadowing her every step, Vivaca is glad have Quinn Thomas around as her protective safeguard when the threats towards her take a turn down a deadly path.

 

Security expert, Quinn Thomas is determined to successfully complete the assignment he is hired to do regardless of the fact that it lands him smack in the middle of a situation that he has avoided for a number of years – celebrity limelight.  One look at his new client, Vivaca Carlton, Quinn knows that is going to difficult to maintain a strictly professional relationship between them.

 

With an obsessive, crazed fan stalking Vivaca, will Quinn be able to keep her out of harm’s way?  And, more importantly, will Quinn be able to get past his bias hiccup of women in the film industry to have a meaningful, lasting relationship with Vivaca?

 

Fans of Tami Vinson’s Protective Heat series will not be disappointed by Protective Heat.  This storyline is just as exciting as the first installment, Winter’s Heat.  The heat between Vivaca and Quinn instantly sizzles to a scorching height and does not burn out one bit.  Add in the very dangerous and deadly stalking element and you have an exciting, thrilling tale that will successfully hold your attention until the very end.  Protective Heat is book two in Ms. Vinson’s Protective Heat series and can be read as a standalone novella.

WINTER’S HEAT by Tami Vinson

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WINTER’S HEAT by Tami VinsonWinter's Heat by Tami Vinson
Series: Heat #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial
Reviewed by Nikita Steele

Winter Jones is determined to keep her excellent paying job in order to continue sending funds to her sister to support their aunt’s medial needs.  However, life has thrown her two major curve balls that could hinder her plan.  Without discussing with her, Winter’s roommate has decided to move in with her crazy boyfriend from hell.  And to complicate matters on an even more on a personal level, Winter has been covertly lusting after her wealthy, drop-dead gorgeous boss, the one man she knows she cannot have.

For the past year, Eric Jameson has secretly been obsessing over his housekeeper.  With each passing day, his desire for Winter Jones has slowly stewed until the point where Eric is just moments away from breaking his number one rule of never mixing business with pleasure by claiming Winter as his woman. 

I found Tami Vinson’s Winter’s Heat to be a pleasant read.  Where Eric is a tough, hard-core very alpha male who demands respect without question; Winter is an innocent, kind-hearted, yet determined heroine who finds the inner strength that she never knew she had when confronted with an unbelievable harmful act.  The couple is a perfect match for each other.  It amazes me how long it took for Eric and Winter to finally submit to their desires for one another; yet, when they finally did, it was no turning back to the way things used to be.  The sexual tension between them is intensely hot and very passionate.  All in all, Winter’s Heat is a good read.

UP ALL NIGHT by Lyric James

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UP ALL NIGHT by Lyric JamesUp All Night by Lyric James
Series: Beach House Nights #3
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial
Reviewed by Nikita Steele

Stella Lewis is determined not to end up like her mother; a reckless woman who moved from man to man without care for the impression that it left on her young daughter.  As a result, Stella rarely dates and solely focuses on growing her antique business.   So, when her best friend invites her for a weekend getaway at her beach house, Stella is over the moon at the opportunity to discover the hidden treasures in the attic.  What Stella did not expect is to be sidetracked by an alluring temptation of the handsomely, annoying playboy, Ian Hollis.

For three years, Ian Hollis has been trying to catch the attention of Stella Lewis but she refuses to give him the time of day.  Nonetheless, at every opportunity, Ian shameless flirts with Stella hoping she would finally give him the chance to prove that he is more than a rich playboy.  Because beneath her aloof exterior, Ian knows lays a fabulous, sensual woman waiting to break free and to be cherish by him.  So, when he discovers that they will be spending a weekend together at a mutual friend’s beach house, Ian is determined to win Stella’s heart.

I am really enjoying Lyric James’ Beach House Nights series.  With each new release, the storylines just keep getting better and better.  Her third standalone installment, Up All Night is an incredible, heartfelt read because of Stella’s emotional baggage.  While I scream at Stella to give Ian a chance, I completely understand her internal fear against taking a step that she perceives as reckless behavior that her mother committed time and time again in the past.  I admire Ian’s strength of character and his wholehearted compassion towards Stella.  It’s no wonder why she has a difficult time fighting the intense attraction between them.  Their sexual encounters were plentiful and lustfully romantic; definitely, body temperature raising moments.  All in all, Up All Night is a spectacular read!

THE END OF DARKNESS by Jaime Rush

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THE END OF DARKNESS by Jaime RushThe End of Darkness by Jaime Rush
Series: Offspring
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Reviewed by Miranda

Erica Evard has always been different but now she knows what she is supposed to do.  She plans to hunt down every evil person and make them pay.  She feels the evil growing and understands that her lifespan might be cut short by her need to seek justice. When she meets Magnus McLeod, she can feel the darkness within him but there is also something about him that draws her near.

Magnus has run from his family out of fear. The darkness hiding inside him could come out and hurt those he loves.  When he meets Erica he is drawn to her immediately.  He wants her passionately and is determined to get her then protect her, but she doesn’t need him as much as he thinks.  As the danger starts hunting them they must rely on each to survive the darkness.

The End of Darkness is an exciting end to a wonderful series. I love Jaime Rush’s Offspring series it’s full of great characters, sexual chemistry and intense suspense.  Erica and Magnus both have dark issues they are dealing with so it is only fitting that these two bring down a big baddie.  I love Magnus, always have, and Erica is the perfect woman for him. She is tough and sensitive. Erica can stand with her man and up to him as well.  It was also great to watch Copeland find love too. His character has always been interesting and I wanted him to find some loving as well.  The interaction between him and Lanna is lustful and funny. They share some really great scenes.  I hope to see all of these characters resurface someday.  The End of Darkness is fast-paced, emotional and hot!

SOMETHING WET by Lyric James

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LOVE’S REDEMPTION by Tami VanGurp

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HOT FOR TEACHER by Roslyn Hardy-Holcomb

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ETERNALLY DEVOTED by Stacey Kennedy

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