Publisher: St. Martin's Press

RUGGED TEXAS COWBOY by Lora Leigh

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Publisher
RUGGED TEXAS COWBOY by Lora LeighRugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Erotic


 

 

COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE
Melina is one of two gorgeous twin daughters, the clever and considerate one who always spared her parents the humiliation of what her sister Maria had wrought. But now, Melina is finally ready to stand up for herself and seize control of her life?until she is kidnapped by a cowboy, named Jardin, who is dead-set on settling the score with her family. There’s only one catch: In capturing Melina, this tough, rough, hunk of a man has actually found a way to unleash her greatest fantasies, body and soul. . .
COWBOY AND THE THIEF
Beautiful, spirited Angel Manning has always longed to experience the power of her ancestors’ most precious heirloom. Her mother once told her that the legendary Irish torque would lead Angel to the one man worthy of possessing her heart. But when Angel learns that her father, now a widower, has sold the torque to the notorious two-timer Jack Riley, she is furious. Of course she plans to take back what is rightfully hers, by whatever means necessary. But the fate of the ancient Druids works in mysterious ways. . .Could it be that this slick, smooth-talking cowboy was destined to satisfy Angel’s deepest desires all along?

 

Cowboy and the Captive

Luc Jardin and his business partner Jack were almost killed and not Luc is out for revenge.

Melina is tired of always cleaning up her sister Maria’s messes.  She finally gets brave enough to stand up to her parents and refuse to help Maria.  Unfortunately, Maria’s recent crimes land Melina in the hands of Luc.

A Kidnapping for revenge turns into something neither Luc nor Melina are prepared for.

Cowboy and the Thief

Angel Manning is desperate to get back a family heirloom.  Jack Riley wants to claim what’s his.  When Angel breaks into Jack’s home he takes drastic measures to get what he wants.  Will Angel give into Jack or leave him in the dust?

Rugged Texas Cowboy gives the reader two stories from Author Lora Leigh.  Cowboy and the Captive and Cowboy and the Thief have been revised and expanded from versions previously released.

Both Cowboy and the Captive and Cowboy and the Thief are erotic.  While highly erotic both stories have their fair share of emotion.  I have to say I enjoyed the actual emotion more than the sex.  Author Lora Leigh’s Rugged Texas Cowboy is sizzling.

THE BILLIONAIRES: THE STEPBROTHERS by Calista Fox

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Publisher
THE BILLIONAIRES: THE STEPBROTHERS by Calista FoxThe Billionaires: The Stepbrothers by Calista Fox
Series: Lover's Triangle
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Menage


 

Scarlet Drake is an insurance fraud investigator on the hunt for a missing art collection.  Everyone is a suspect including the victims’ sons.

Michael Vandenburg, known as the Wolf of Wall Street in business circles, he has no time to deal with the fraud investigator stalking him for an interview. However, she leaves him little choice and once he meets Scarlet he’s intrigued and eager to learn more about her.

Sam Reed left the high society world his family resides in after a devastating heartbreak.  He now lives in Montana working with horses.  When Scarlet crashes into his life with questions about his mother’s missing art Sam is caught off guard by his desire for her.

A powerful connection forms immediately between Michael, Scarlet and Sam but can they figure out a way to make the connection last when they live thousands of miles apart? Oh and there’s still that little fact that Scarlet is on the hunt for the missing art collection and someone out there will stop at nothing to make sure she doesn’t find the culprit.

The Billionaires: The Stepbrothers is a feast of erotic proportion with the emotion to match.

The connection between Scarlet and Michael and then Scarlet and Sam are swift and magnetic.  While the sex was great as it usually is in Ms. Fox’s writing I really enjoyed the mystery surrounding the missing artwork and the depth of emotion in Sam’s personal history.  Sam’s story yanks on the heartstrings! I love him!

I love the fact that Scarlet doesn’t let her feelings change how she does her job.  She’s persistent even when she may hurt herself in the long run.  Scarlet’s job is intriguing and brings thrilling suspense to the story.  The Billionaires: Stepbrothers is an excellent addition to the Lover’s Triangle series!

THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Publisher
THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista FoxThe Billionaires by Calista Fox
Series: Lover's Triangle #1
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary, Erotic

 

Wine Country is about to catch fire in The Billionaires…

 

Calista Fox has a hit with The Billionaires! Rogen, Jewel and Vin make for one hell of a fiery read! The Billionaires take passion to new heights as they discover the truth behind their family’s feud and their feelings for each other.  The Billionaires is an erotic feast! However, it’s much more than just hot sex there is an excellent story built around Rogen, Jewel and Vin’s sinfully delicious attraction and the emotional obstacles standing in their way.

 

The backdrop of The Billionaires is beautifully described by Ms. Fox. She takes the reader into wine country and makes you feel like you’re about to have the tasting of a lifetime. I really enjoyed Jewel’s fierce personality, Rogen’s sensuality and Vin’s uncompromising hunger.  Ms. Fox gives us three strong characters that are determined to fight for each other and everything they believe in.  Rogen and Vin will bewitch the reader as they seduce Jewel.  There are plenty of titillating sexual situations but romance is the star here.

 

I am Joyfully Recommending The Billionaires for the month of April. I cannot wait to read the next books in the series.

UNDER THE SURFACE by Anne Calhoun

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Publisher
UNDER THE SURFACE by Anne CalhounUnder the Surface by Anne Calhoun
Series: Alpha Ops #4
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Suspense


 

When I stared Under The Surface by Anne Calhoun I originally thought this was the first book in a new series but it turns out this is the fourth book in the Alpha Ops series. Since I haven’t read the previous books I feared that I would be lost but I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t feel that way and was glad this could be read as a standalone.

 

Eve Webber was a former cocktail waitress turned business owner of Eye Candy which caters mostly to the female population due to the hot male employees. Eve has been looking for a new bartender since she had to let the last one go since he didn’t follow the rule not to mess with the customers. When “Chad” walks into Eye Candy looking for work Eve is attracted to him and figures it’s only a matter of time before she gets him in bed, but she has other important things going on in her life, like an old friend who wants to launder money through her business.

 

Detective Matt Dorchester is used to undercover assignments and is damn good at his job. He has all the skills that will pass for being a good bartender, but what he doesn’t expect is the attraction he feels for Eve. He knows she is working with them but the police department doesn’t fully trust her so keeping an eye on her is what he plans to do. The more time Matt, aka Chad, spends with her the harder it is to keep his cover, but all bets are off when someone starts threatening her life. Now trying to keep Eve safe and out of harm’s way is his new mission but if she lands in between his sheets the lines might blur.

 

I really liked Eve from the beginning. She’s smart, funny and quick on her feet. With her background I wasn’t sure what kind of heroine she would turn out to be but I loved her and it only made her more likable. Matt was a little on the quiet side and more serious but he had to be because of his line of work. I love how dedicated he was not only to his family but his job. He showed strength in so many ways and he was the complete opposite of Eve’s character.

 

Since this was a romantic suspense the love scenes were a little dialed down, but that didn’t matter because the story really entranced and had me not wanting to put it down. Ms. Calhoun focused more on the romance that was building instead of the suspense which I was okay with. The romance starts off on the slow side with a few heated kisses and cute banter but once these two got started the chemistry started to flow and the passion started to rise.

 

The secondary characters also stood out in their own way, but I wasn’t really focused on them while reading Under The Surface. I’m pretty sure The Alpha Ops series main focus will be the men and women of the police department protecting the hero/ heroine from whatever is in store for them. Already I’m looking forward to see where the Alpha Ops series will go and who will be next to find their happily ever after.

DIRTY by Kylie Scott

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Source: Publisher
DIRTY by Kylie ScottDirty by Kylie Scott
Series: Dive Bar #1
Published by St. Martin's Press


 

Its Lydia’s wedding day which should be one of the happiest days of her life, but just before she is ready to walk down the aisle she receives the shock of her life in the form of a video. When Lydia opens the video and sees her soon to be husband and the best man involved in intimate acts she knows she has to get out of there. Without thinking this through she leaves him to deal with the mess and plans the great escape. She never thought she would end up in someone else’s bathtub or come face to face with a naked man who is looking for some answers on how she came to be in his house.

 

Dirty was absolutely hilarious! From the moment the story started I was drawn to the dialogue and the banter between Vaughan and Lydia. Upon their first introduction I could feel the attraction and wondered how long it would take these two to make it to the bedroom. But when they started to become real friends and began telling each other things that no one else knew I knew that their bond was growing deeper. While Vaughan might have been the opposite of who Lydia was picturing herself with, he really was a great guy. He didn’t have to give her a place to stay while she was getting back on her feet, but he was not only intrigued by her and her breasts, but genuinely interested in her as a person.

 

There is always pleasure in finding a new series that has wonderfully written characters and comedy that isn’t only entertaining but welcomed. Kylie Scott is a new author to me so when I started Dirty I didn’t know what to expect but staying up well past my bedtime was worth it. The one thing I would have liked to have seen was the story told in dual povs. I wanted to get into Vaughan’s head instead of just Lydia’s. Although Lydia was very entertaining it sometimes felt a little one sided. It didn’t take away from the entire story, but could have possibly made it a little better.

 

I also really enjoyed getting to know the secondary characters and how they were going to fit into this series. With every new group of characters there will be a certain amount of drama and I have to say Ms. Scott did not disappoint on that. There were a few shocking and jaw dropping moments that have me eagerly awaiting the second book, Twist, in the Dive Bar series.

DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Dawn Ryder

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher DangerousContinue Reading

HARD TO BREAK by Bella Jewel

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Author HardContinue Reading

TANGLED by Kate Douglas

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher TangledContinue Reading

AWAKENED by Kate Douglas

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher AwakenedContinue Reading

UNDERTOW by Cherry Adair

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher UndertowContinue Reading

THE BEAST OF CLAN KINCAID by Lily Blackwood

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher TheContinue Reading

THE DARK VAMPIRE by Kate Baxter

THE DARK VAMPIRE by Kate Baxter

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher TheContinue Reading

PLAYING HARD by Melanie Scott

PLAYING HARD by Melanie Scott

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher PlayingContinue Reading

REDEMPTION by Kate Douglas

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher RedemptionContinue Reading

INTIMATE by Kate Douglas

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher IntimateContinue Reading

HEAT OF THE MOMENT by Lori Handeland

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher HeatContinue Reading

IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Lori Handeland

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher InContinue Reading

SMOKE ON THE WATER by Lori Handeland

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher SmokeContinue Reading

PRIMAL HEAT by A. C. Arthur

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Publisher PrimalContinue Reading

CLAIMED BY THE MATE by Kate Douglas & A.C. Arthur

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.Source: Author ClaimedContinue Reading

Header Banner by Nit_Witty Copyright © 2014
Joyfully Reviewed
Site Design, Graphics & Maintenance
by Miranda Grissom