Publisher: Sourcebooks

EVERY DEEP DESIRE by Sharon Wray

EVERY DEEP DESIRE by Sharon Wray

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EVERY DEEP DESIRE by Sharon WrayEvery Deep Desire by Sharon Wray
Series: Deadly Force #1
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Source: Publisher



He's taking it all back
His honor, his freedom, and the woman he loves


Rafe Montfort was a decorated Green Beret, the best of the best, until a disastrous mission and an unforgivable betrayal destroyed his life. Now, this deadly soldier has returned to the sultry Georgia swamps to reunite with his brothers, and take back all he lost. But Juliet must never know the truth behind what he's done...or the dangerous secret that threatens to take him from her forever.

It took Juliet Capel eight long years to put her life back together after her husband was taken from her. Now Rafe is back, determined to protect her at any cost, and it's not just her heart that's in danger. The swamps hold a secret long buried and far deadlier than either of them could have imagined...

Author Sharon Wray’s Every Deep Desire is phenomenal! I’m officially obsessed with the characters in Wray’s new Deadly Force series.  Every Deep Desire is a modern Romeo and Juliet story filled with action and passion that will leave you breathless. This Romeo and Juliet must battle similar enemies as the original. Rafe and Juliet must take on their families, community and the past if they don’t want their story to end in a tragedy.

Rafe and Juliet’s love seems ill-fated.  The possibility of an Happily Ever After appears out of reach.  The burning yearning between Rafe and Juliet is palpable.  It’s impossible to deny the beautiful relationship between them. These two deserve a second chance romance.

I must say that Ms. Wray has done an outstanding job of building her Deadly Force world.  Wray has created many rich layers within the story.  It was fascinating taking the journey across the centuries learning about the history of Rafe and Juliet’s families and the rest of the families that live on the Isle’s off Savannah.  Ms. Wray has an uncanny skill when creating a scene. You could almost feel the sultry Savannah heat as we walk through the muggy swamps surrounding Juliet’s ancestral home.   Every Deep Desire has set up the rest of the series magically with many plotlines ready to unfold in future books.  I cannot wait to read the next book!  The characters are thoroughly engrossing with their many facets.  I especially look forward to reading Nate’s book.  He is such an interesting character and his attraction to Sara is sexy and sweet.

Every Deep Desire is a MUST READ for lovers of spinetingling suspense and endless love inspired storytelling.  I’m happy to Joyfully Recommend Every Deep Desire for January 2018!

EARL INTERRUPTED by Amanda Forester

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EARL INTERRUPTED by Amanda ForesterEarl Interrupted by Amanda Forester
Series: Daring Marriages #2
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Historical
Source: Publisher


Captain Robert Ashton, Earl of Darington, knows finding a bride in London will not be easy―not since he has been notoriously dubbed as the "Pirate Earl". What he didn't expect was to get abducted―and to have his escape go horribly awry when an innocent lady gets caught in the crossfire.

Amateur physician Emma St. James is on her way to meet her betrothed when she is rescued by an injured gentleman. Despite her shock after discovering he is the Pirate Earl, Emma feels drawn to the man who saved her life. Duty forces them apart, but when they meet again on the high seas, Darington will risk all―his fortune, his name, and even his life to keep her safe.

 

Emma St. James is about to come into her majority which means she will gain her inheritance.  Unfortunately, Emma’s Step-mother and Step-brother don’t want to turn over the reigns of her fortune. They’re willing to do anything, including sending Emma to an asylum to keep from doing it.

Privateer Dare “Lord of Darlington” is famous for his exploits on the high seas.  After his recent haul, Dare realizes it’s time to find a wife.  Unfortunately, he must go to London to do that.  Upon arriving in London Dare’s sister is kidnapped and he is wounded.  Thankfully, a beautiful stranger comes to his rescue.  The woman affects him more than any before.

Danger lurks everywhere.  Emma and Dare must lean on each other to remain alive.

Dare and Emma have one hell of an adventure in Earl Interrupted.  I liked the action in Earl Interrupted.  It came quickly and kept the story rolling.  I felt for the characters immediately.  Emma and Dare’s situation is dire.  They have excellent chemistry my only problem was the romance moved at a slow rate.  I kept waiting for more conversation and less introspection.  I loved parts of Earl Interrupted but it’s a little too slow to form the romance for me.

THE LAST WOLF by Maria Vale

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THE LAST WOLF by Maria ValeThe Last Wolf by Maria Vale
Series: Legend of all Wolves #1
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher


 

 

For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild.

If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die.
But if she stays...


Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack's social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn't all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves...

Silver is the runt of her wolf pack. Always looked upon as less than.  Circumstances tie her fate to Tiberous.  Ti is a shifter.  Shifters are hated by many of Silver’s kind.

The Last Wolf was nothing like I expected.  Ms. Hale goes into great depth regarding the legend of the wolf and politics between Silver’s and Ti’s kind.

The prologue was fast paced and intriguing.  However, the first few chapters lag a bit.  I had trouble getting attached to Silver and Ti as individual characters or feel chemistry between them.  They are truly victims of circumstance at the beginning.  It’s easy to feel Sil’s desperation to keep her place within her pack.  The Last Wolf begins to heat up around 40%.  An attraction blooms between Silver and Ti and we begin to learn more.

The story is completely from Sil’s point of view and at times that made it hard to decipher Ti.  Ti is a very complex character with enhanced abilities we never really learn much about.  Many times, I would’ve liked to get into his head.  Especially as we learn more about his background.

The Last Wolf is truly a story about the wolf.  Silver’s intense need to be wild overpowered most of the story and made forming an emotional connection difficult.  Did I like The Last Wolf…yes, I liked parts of it, but I wanted to love it.

ALWAYS RED by Isabelle Ronin

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ALWAYS RED by Isabelle RoninAlways Red by Isabelle Red
Series: Red #2
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Source: Publisher

The highly anticipated and epic conclusion to the Chasing Red duology

"Red," Caleb whispered. "Do you know how I felt when you left me?"

I looked into his eyes. The emotion I saw in them, the intensity, and the tenderness filled up my throat.


"I felt ruined. Because, Red, every time you break me apart, you put me back together. And I always come out better than before."


"So," he cupped my face, stroking my cheek with his thumb. "Ruin me."


Always Red gives the reader an honest portrayal of the myriad of emotions we struggle with while discovering First Love.

Isabelle Ronin’s Always Red is brimming with poignant scenes that will have you crying one second and cheering the next.  Caleb is the man all women want to fall in love with.  His feelings for Red are intense and the way he expresses them will make you swoon.  At one point I was thinking, “Damn he’s good.”  How can you not fall in love with him?! I did.

Veronica is such a strong character.  She has such a challenging time overcoming her issues but she wants to so bad for herself and Caleb.  I love her boldness.  She does not back down even when people are trying to pin her in a corner.  The scenes between her and Beatrice-Rose, Caleb’s former bestie, and Caleb’s mother are my favorite.  At her age, it’s rare for someone to have the staunch backbone that Red has.  She is the perfect woman for Caleb! He’s a wealthy guy used to getting what he wants.  He needs a woman that will stand up to him and tell him like it is.

Always Red captures your heart and doesn’t let go.  Be prepared for one hell of a story, packed with romance and a bit of treachery.  Always Red is the second book in a duology you must read Chasing Red first. You don’t want to miss a second of this series.

CHASING RED by Isabelle Ronin

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CHASING RED by Isabelle RoninChasing Red by Isabelle Ronin
Series: Red #1
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Source: Publisher

THEY SAID SHE WAS GOING TO BE MY RUIN...
THEN LET HER RUIN ME.


He had everything—wealth, adoration, a brilliant future. Until one chance encounter changed everything.
The moment Caleb Lockhart spotted the mysterious woman in her siren red dress, he couldn't tear his eyes away.
For the first time in his life, he wanted something. Something he knew he could never have.
The unforgettable stranger he dubs RED.


Chasing Red is torturous in a good way.  Author Isabelle Ronin’s Chasing Red is a sexy, angsty romance that leaves the reader begging for more.  Caleb isn’t quite ready for Veronica “Red” Strafford.  She’s a fiery woman that surprises him at every turn especially when she say’s no, which she does a lot.  Red doesn’t know how to take Caleb either.  It’s hard for her to handle his generosity and the wildness of his world.  Caleb allows her to find another piece of herself that she’s kept buried.  Watching both characters grow while learning about each other is fun.  Caleb and Red are two puzzle pieces that slowly find a way to fit together.

 

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