Publisher: Signet Eclipse

SILVER THAW by Catherine Anderson

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SILVER THAW by Catherine AndersonSilver Thaw by Catherine Anderson
Series: Mystic Creek
Published by Signet Eclipse Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Amanda Banning fled her abusive husband with their six year old daughter. She’s barely scrapping by working two jobs when a winter storm destroys the rental house they live in. Jeb Sterling has been finding little notes all over his property, wishes actually and now that he’s met Amanda he thinks he knows exactly whose wishes they are. Before long he has Amanda and her daughter staying with him and knows he’s in over his head as he falls in love with Amanda and her daughter. But just as things are beginning to look up, her soon to be ex-husband shows up, determined to punish Amanda. Can Jeb protect the family he’s come to love from the monster in her past?

 

When it comes to romances filled with emotion that connect with the reader, Catherine Anderson is a master. Handling the difficult story of domestic abuse, filled with moments of happiness and suspense keeps you on edge! Silver Thaw is another winner from Catherine Anderson.

HERO by Samantha Young

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HERO by Samantha YoungHero by Samantha Young
Published by Signet Eclipse Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Melissa

Alexa Holland is ashamed of her father. The things he’s done and the lies he’s told. Caine Carraway hates the Holland name. Alexa’s father was directly involved with his mother’s death and he’s never forgotten nor forgiven.  When Caine runs into Alexa his animosity ends up getting her fired!

 

Caine isn’t sure why he feels guilty for Alexa losing her job but he finds himself giving her a new job working for him. Now they are in constant contact with each other and before long give into the attraction between them. They quickly discover their attraction deepening into love. But with the past still standing between them can they find a way to make it work?

 

Hero is the first book that I’ve ever read by Samantha Young but it certainly won’t be the last. Sexy and drama filled Hero keeps you hooked on Alexa and Caine. You can’t go wrong here!

HILLBILLY ROCKSTAR by Lorelei James

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HILLBILLY ROCKSTAR by Lorelei JamesHillbilly Rockstar by Lorelei James
Series: Blacktop Cowboys #6
Published by Signet Eclipse Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Western
Reviewed by Talia Ricci

Good ole boy and country western star Devin McClain enjoys what he does for a living, who wouldn’t? Fame, fortune, and women are enjoyable to this nonchalant cowboy and he knows that some fans are more into him than others.  He has to take a step back and look, however, when he begins getting threats that seem out of the ordinary.  Agreeing to a bodyguard, Devin wants his protection on the down low…like that is going to happen!

Liberty Masterson is ex-military and has had somewhat of a hard time adjusting to life as a civilian.  Becoming a bodyguard for a highly respected security firm, Liberty agrees to become the bodyguard of a country and western star not knowing that in order to protect him quietly, she will have to pose as his girlfriend.  Piece of cake, right?

I just love Lorelei James.  She makes me giggle every time I read her and while I am not sure that is her intention, I love to laugh with her books all the same – Devin expected his bodyguard to be soft and sexy – he got balls to the wall Liberty Masterson.  Except, he instinctively knew the one place she was born to be soft – in his bed.  Alone with each other, their passion flared pretty dang bright and Liberty and I both couldn’t get enough of Devin McClain.

I highly recommend reading Ms. James Blacktop Cowboys series in order – the reader doesn’t have to but why waste an opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Hillbilly Rockstar and the rest of Ms. James’ wild, wild west?

SWEET HARMONY by Luann McLane

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SWEET HARMONY by Luann McLaneSweet Harmony by LuAnn McLane
Series: Cricket Creek
Published by Signet Eclipse on October 7th 2014
Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Melissa

Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is no Nashville—it’s a sweet, small town outside the big-city limelight. But here, two headstrong country music stars will need to rely on their Southern roots and explosive chemistry to top the charts together. When Cat Carson drops her record label and signs with an independent label based in Cricket Creek, it’s a huge upset in the music world. But the residents of Cricket Creek are thrilled to have a real country music star in their midst. Everyone except Jeff Greenfield, that is—a local rising star himself, who’s been asked to record a duet with the stunning beauty. Jeff grew up on a farm, but his smooth, soulful country style is starting to get him noticed outside Cricket Creek. And while a duet with Cat Carson could send his career skyrocketing, he doesn’t want to lose touch with his roots—or lose his head. Because sparks are flying every time he and Cat hit the studio. And it’s more than a little distracting....

Country star Cat Carson is ready for a change. She switches music labels, a move that brings her to Cricket Creek and Jeff Greenfield. Jeff is not a big fan of Cat’s brand of country music, he’s all about classic country. Now their label wants them to do a duo together. From the moment they meet it’s a case of opposites attracting and being forced to work together is not what either had anticipated. But as they spend more and more time together the differences between them seem not to matter any longer.

 

Sweet Harmony is the first Cricket Creek novel that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I found myself giggling several times at Cat’s clumsiness and wanting to shake Jeff for his stubbornness. I enjoyed myself so much that I am now forced to find all of the other Cricket Creek books to read. Thank you Luann McLane!

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

BOUND TO DANGER by Katie Reus

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BOUND TO DANGER by Katie ReusBound to Danger by Katie Reus
Series: Deadly Ops #2
Published by Signet Eclipse on 2014-08-05
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense, Thrillers
Reviewed by Miranda

At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget. Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.

JRBestof2Maria Cervantes is known around Miami as a community activist.  Unfortunately, at the latest charity event Maria overhears the wrong conversation.  As Maria attempts to get help the party is blown to bits.  Being the only survivor Maria is a hot commodity among the good guys and bad guys.  The bad want her dead and one very hot NSA agent wants to keep her alive for personal and professional reasons.

 

Agent Cade O’Reilly has carried a torch for Maria for a long time.  She was there for him like no other could be when he served overseas.  But tragedy took him away from her and now a different kind of tragedy brings them back together.  Maria doesn’t know who is out to get her.  Cade is going to do whatever it takes to keep her safe and figure out the next target before it’s too late.

 

Katie Reus knows how to get the adrenaline pumping with her latest Deadly Ops. novel, Bound to Danger.  While this is the second book in Ms. Reus’ Deadly Ops novels it can be read as a standalone.  Before reading Bound to Danger make sure you are ready for high stakes action, drama and a romance to bet your life on.

 

Maria Cervantes is a smart and likable character.  She walks into danger unwittingly, suffers unimaginable loss, but keeps fighting against those that are hunting her down.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she has one strong and handsome man of honor ready to defend her.  Cade O’Reilly is a man who knows what he wants and makes it clear he’s going to get it.  He has this effortless way of asserting his dominance.  He isn’t arrogant like most Alpha types which I liked.  Don’t get me wrong I love the “I am Man hear me roar” type of Alpha but there was something subtle about Cade that I really enjoyed.  It didn’t hurt that these characters were backed up with a great plot.  I don’t really care for the villain’s point of view but it works here.  It helps to heighten the dramatic tension.

 

If you are like me and never found a summer blockbuster to fall in love with Bound to Danger is for you.  Katie Reus’ Bound to Danger packs tons of intensity into her latest Deadly Ops novel.  I started this read after searching Netflix, Amazon and Hulu for something filled with action and romance with no luck.  Bound to Danger exceeded my high expectations and if you are in need of an entertaining read this is the book for you!

 

Bound to Danger is a Joyfully Recommended Read!

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FLAMEBOUND by Tessa Adams

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SPELLFIRE by Jessica Anderson

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