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MAESTRO by Elizabeth Coldwell

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MAESTRO by Elizabeth ColdwellMaestro by Elizabeth Coldwell
Series: Paramour Collection #3
Published by Totally Bound Genres: BDSM, Contemporary

Jaclyn Wiltshire, more commonly known as Jax, lives for opera and she really loves her job as the chief costume designer.  While she is cleaning up costumes from the last performance at the London Opera Company, Jax is approached by the company’s artistic director to learn just who the male lead will be and to discuss some of the costumes with him.  Jax can’t believe who she will have in her hot little hands for the run of the show.  Even if she is years older than him, no one says she can’t look and dream while fitting him for his costumes.

 

Kieran Vale is the hottest male lead in opera right now and while he may be young, Kieran knows his own mind in all things.  So when he meets the chief costumer for his newest show, Kieran knows right away that Jax is the woman for him.  But first he has to show her that he is much more than a great body and vocal cords.

 

Jax finds it hard to believe that Kieran wants anything more than a mild flirt with her, yet when she is given a chance to share a hidden passion with him, Jax gives into her dreams.  As their nights heat up, things get a bit kinky and the entire time Jax is waiting for Kieran to tell her their fling is over. Jax has wondered if she will ever have a family like her friends have. Kieran wants to give everything to Jax, if only she can get past her fear that he will leave her for someone younger and sexier. As if.

 

When a younger man finds the woman of his dreams in an older woman he is trusting his body to, it’s going to take every bit of his abilities to prove their passion is just the beginning of a lasting love.  Kieran takes on just that job with Jax in Maestro.  Jax was a character I just loved from the very beginning with her well-rounded life, and I found myself hoping that the only piece missing would be just around the corner.  Actually, Kieran was in her design studio at the opera company and hot enough to melt the fabrics.  I loved just how Kieran threw down the kid gloves when he went after Jax.  There were many places where I laughed and a few where I was shaking my head at what was happening.  Best of all, I loved how Jax and Kieran found their way around the worse type of mischief that could have torn them apart.  Maestro is exactly like a firecracker: short, hot, and filled with sparks. Yet, I never felt like I was missing something when it was over. That is a true mark of a well done novella.  Bravo Ms. Coldwell.

NIGHT VOICES by Elizabeth Coldwell

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NIGHT VOICES by Elizabeth ColdwellNight Voices by Elizabeth Coldwell
Published by Totally Bound Genres: BDSM, Contemporary

Laurie Macari has been the hottest thing in night radio for many, many years so when he is told that his ratings have dropped so low compared to other shows in his time slot, Laurie isn’t happy. Yet, he totally is not expecting to be told that he is going to be sharing his show with a sex doctor a couple of nights a week.  Just what he needs…a dried up prune spouting sex advice that she might have never experienced herself—at least that is what Laurie visualizes in his mind.

 

Dr. Roxy Rose is anything but dried up or old.  In fact, she is one heck of a head turner.  Roxy is excited to be part of a nightly show, even if only a couple nights a week.  But first she needs to prove to Laurie that she isn’t trying to take over his show, just pump it up.  Right after meeting Laurie, Roxy knows she would love to pump him up, but he is so against her that Roxy doesn’t think she will ever get a chance with him.

 

Laurie might have been against Roxy, yet he learns while watching her interact with his callers that she is much more than a sex doctor and a beautiful woman.  Working in such close quarters and talking about sex has an effect on both Laurie and Roxy—an effect that has them erupting into passion one night.  The next few weeks show Laurie and Roxy that sometimes even the experts can be shown new tricks as Laurie proves to Roxy that sometimes surrendering to new experiences can bring the best kind of passion.  This is one night time radio show that is melting the radio waves.

 

When a nighttime radio voice and a doctor of sex join forces, the outcome can only be one filled with erotic passion.  Roxy and Laurie will fight a subtle war and both come out the winners in Night Voices.  Wow!  I swear I could feel the emotions come through my reader as I watched Laurie and Roxy find their balance and passion while turning up the ratings in their night talk show.  I have to admit there were more than a couple of times I wondered if blows were going to happen instead of kisses.  However, I knew for sure that all would be well when Laurie gave Roxy a pretty sexy challenge, and she accepted it.  By the end of the book, I could tell that they really had won the best prize of all—a lifetime of passion.  Night Voices is like a whisper in the night that starts out soft and subtle and seduces you as it grows until you give in and are happy to have done so.  Hmm…that sounds exactly like something Roxy would say to try with Laurie’s full approval.

ICY CONTROL by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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ICY CONTROL by Elizabeth LapthorneIcy Control by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #8
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Robert Stevens is an agent with the Agency and right now he and his partner, El, are working on a stolen painting case.  Rob has known Sally for the majority of his life and has always tried to protect her.  That includes from himself, his dangerous life, and the love he has had for her for most of his adult life.   However, now Rob has been convinced to contact Sally and see if she has any connections that could help them locate the painting.

 

Sally Langtry is an artist and while she might seem fragile, she has a backbone of steel when needed.  Sally always has time for Rob, and she looks forward to each time he shows up at her place. Even if most of the time it is with food to make her eat while she is wound-up in her art.  Sally is very happy to see Rob the day he appears at her door early on a work day, and she is amazed when he tells her what is going on and then asks for her help.  Sally never thought that Rob would ever show her that part of his life.

 

The day that Rob asks for Sally’s help is a turning day in their relationship in more ways than one.  It is the day they can no longer ignore the feelings between them and passion explodes before either realizes what is going to happen.  The painting is soon discovered and, upon examination, the mystery on why this particular painting was stolen starts to be revealed.  As Sally and Rob investigate these new clues, they face deadly danger while trying to figure out how to clear the painting from all other attempts to take it.  Rob is facing his worst nightmare as Sally has been threatened because of the danger of his work.  But Sally is there to show him that their friendship and love is stronger than anything that might threaten him.  The question is, can Rob come to terms with any future threat that Sally might face because of his work, or will he let it destroy their love just as it is beginning?

 

A savvy agent and a dreamer artist finally acknowledge their love amid the danger in Icy Control.  I found that the title totally described Rob and his attempts to keep Sally free of the danger that surrounds his life.  I really enjoyed watching as Sally tore down each of his ideas about what she could face and if she could handle his love.  I really wasn’t surprised when their passion totally exploded the first time that Rob asked for Sally’s help in a case.  I found that Rob and Sally were the perfect team in many ways as their story unraveled. I had to smile as the perfect way of keeping the painting safe in the future was put into place.  Rob and Sally have many, many loving years ahead of them with Rob making sure that Sally eats while in the middle of an artistic masterpiece—not all has changed now they have their love.  Icy Control takes love ignored and danger to a new place as love is found and control is lightened up in order to protect against future danger so love can be free to grow.

BURNING INTENSITY by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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BURNING INTENSITY by Elizabeth LapthorneBurning Intensity by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: The Agency #7
Published by Totally Bound Genres: Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Eleanor Williams, known as El to her friends and co-workers, is an agent for the Agency. She and her partner, Robert Stevens, are usually brought into cases that are going to be difficult for one reason or another.  Just now, El and Robert have been given the job of conducting an interview with a criminal who is believed to have been part of a painting heist from the National Gallery. As the interview and facts become clearer, El knows that they are going to need insider help, and she turns to an ex-boyfriend, James.

 

James Waters is a part time gentleman thief with connections that no one in the Agency could ever hope to have. He and El came together for a brief and explosive time, and then her work tore them apart. James is amazed to answer his door to find El there after all the time that has past. However, once they talk, it’s like they were never apart.

 

Passion interrupts before El has a chance to tell James about the case that has brought her to his door.  When they do get around to talking about the case, James agrees to team up with El to locate the missing painting. Locating and following the clues takes James and El from one situation to another, until they finally go with their instincts and follow the clues to the painting itself.  All of this happens while they overcome the bridge of time that was between them and learn just how strong their love really is.

 

A lady spy and a gentleman thief team up to locate a stolen painting and rediscover a passion that could have been lost with time.  Burning Intensity brings El and James back together to solve a crime against the National Gallery of England.  I really loved watching as El and James rediscovered their love and then moved it forward all while tracking down a missing painting.  Their journey was filled with suspense and passion from start to finish. Burning Intensity takes you along the discovery of love while giving you just a touch of suspense.

ASK THE ORACLE by J. J. Black

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ASK THE ORACLE by J. J. BlackAsk the Oracle by J. J. Black
Series: Revelations #1
Published by Totally Bound Genres: MM, Paranormal
ReviewedbyLisa

One of the most powerful Oracles in the world, Grayson Muir earned the title the hard way.  Abandoned as a newborn and raised in an orphanage group home Grayson’s background was unknown.   As a child he suffered through psychic visions without knowing how to handle them.  Adult caregivers thought him demon possessed or mentally ill.  If not for the intervention of a renowned psychic who recognized Grayson’s gift he wouldn’t have made it to adulthood.

 

Setting up a career as an Oracle gave Grayson purpose and a sense of rightness in the world.  Not only does he work for clients, Grayson also helps with the police when necessary.

 

The satisfying results of aiding the police with a kidnapped child changes to irritation the moment a Lust Demon materializes in Grayson’s office.  A past experience with a Demon soured the Oracle against any future contact.

 

Lust Demon Andreo ‘Dreo’ Demos isn’t interested in the Oracle’s prejudices, he needs Grayson’s skills, immediately.  Their leader, Lord Lucifer has been murdered.  The Oracle must tell them who did the dark deed and who would be the best choice for a new leader.  Tempers are fraying and tensions are high in the Underworld.  The Oracle is their only hope.  Complicating matters is Dreo’s belief that the Oracle is his mate while Grayson’s hoping it’s simply a by-product of being a Lust Demon.  Mating a Demon is the last thing he wants, the very last.

 

For a sensual, enthralling story one simply needs to Ask the Oracle.  The first book in the Revelations series offers a unique, sizzling hot mystery to solve.  A pair of forceful, dynamic characters butt heads over almost everything until they close the bedroom doors.  Grayson’s talent adds another exciting layer to Ask the Oracle.  Entertaining from beginning to end, Ask the Oracle leaves readers hungry for more.

MONSTER by Erik Clarke

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ROYAL BLOOD by Carol Lynne

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RIDING AND REGRETS by Bailey Bradford

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OUR OMEGA by J. J. Black

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HUNT by Bailey Bradford

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