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RUNNING FROM THE PAST by Katie Reus

RUNNING FROM THE PAST by Katie Reus

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RUNNING FROM THE PAST by Katie ReusRunning from the Past by Katie Reus
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
RecommendedbyMIRANDA2

Miami socialite Emma Garcia is used to running to sales not from gun wielding psychos.  But when she witnesses her fiancé murder two women she has no choice.  Luckily, she finds a job as a horse farm chef in the middle of nowhere.  However, she never expected to find herself attracted to her hot boss.

 

Caleb Ryder is a wealthy ex-Marine.  He owns a horse farm and is in desperate need of a chef for his employees.  Caleb has a feeling the young lady applying for the job is lying about who she really is but he hires her anyway. Emma proves to be an exceptional chef.  He cannot resist her food or her body.

 

Someone get me a fan! Katie Reus sets the pages on fire with Emma and Caleb in Running from the Past.  These two are on fire with sexual chemistry.  Caleb is the perfect Alpha male to protect Emma’s body and heart. He is one of those sexy types that turn you on when he goes above and beyond for his woman.  Emma is a strong woman.  She learns just how strong she can be when she is able to be free in this new life with Caleb.  Loads of suspenseful moments and blistering scenes make Running from the Past a Joyfully Recommended Read! I could not put this down once I started!

LACEY’S LUHPYNES by Honor James

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LACEY’S LUHPYNES by Honor JamesLacey's Luhpynes by Honor James
Series: Beyond the Veil #1
Published by Siren-BookStrand Genres: Futuristic, Menage
ReviewedbyJo

Earth and the humans who inhabit it got a serious wake-up call many years ago when the veil that separated the realms came down and humans discovered just how far down the food chain they really were. It probably would not have been so bad except when humans learned just who and what their neighbors were, the first course of action humans did was violence—the one thing that would not be tolerated. Now humans live under rules set up by the other races to keep the other races safe from the humans’ violence. One of the consequences of those rules is a new policing agency, the Alien and Earth Defensive Alliance, or the AEDA as most refer to it.  One of those human agents is Lacey Rose, a human who has been teamed up with two Luhpynes, and that is both her heaven and hell.

 

Ansell and Zhubin might not be blood relations, but they act like brothers and were raised together. However, their personalities are very different as Ansell was not adopted by Zhubin’s family until he was a young child and those few years made a difference. One thing they do agree on is the fact that they were marked long ago as being the mates of the same fated female—Lacey. These last few years have been rough for them to control their feelings, because it appeared that Lacey had a boyfriend and they would not interfere with that. But when the truth about a brutal attack on Lacey comes out in to the open and the truth is known, nothing is going to stop Ansell and Zhubin from claiming the woman they love and keeping her safe.

 

Lacey can’t believe that part of her hell was just misunderstandings on al ltheir parts. Now that the truth is known, their mutual attraction is ramping up fast and their mating is not far behind. However, the danger facing them all, from an unknown hybrid, is also taking a more deadly and determined turn—that of Lacey’s death now that she is newly mated. With their future looking so happy, their only issue right now is taking care of the onetime assailant-turned-stalker. A trap is set and with a little help from other agents and a lot of luck, that problem will soon be over. Or will the trap be sprung against Ansell, Zhubin, and Lacey, thus ending their hope of that future forever?

 

The world is much different and a whole lot larger now, but the journey to love is just the same as three people will soon discover.  Lacey’s Luhpynes will take Lacey, Zhubin, and Ansell from the struggles of fighting their feelings to mated happiness.  I fell in love with this unique Earth and the neighboring worlds pretty quickly, and I even fell faster for Lacey, Zhubin, and Ansell. Seeing that no matter what your race, there were still the same day-to-day issues made this story and the new world so believable. Watching as Lacey, Zhubin, and Ansell found the answers and fell so deeply in love was a really pleasant way to spend my time. I really can’t wait to see more of these special agents and their co-workers fall in love and work to make all the worlds a much better place to be. Lacey’s Luhpynes is a pretty fast-paced story with lots of suspense and romance spaced throughout it, with just that right touches of humor.

LILLY’S TORMENT by Honor James

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LILLY’S TORMENT by Honor JamesLilly's Torment by Honor James
Series: Beyond the Veil #2
Published by Siren-BookStrand Genres: Futuristic, Menage
ReviewedbyJo

Lilly Webb is a good cop with a mad skill of making weapons. Recently, Lilly escaped after being held somewhere for a time, and she has just been cleared to go back to work. However, it seems that her weapons-making skill has been noticed in high places, and she has been offered a job with the AEDA (Alien and Earth Defensive Alliance). Earth might be much different than in the past now, but some things remain the same—there are always going to be bad guys, and there will always need to be the good guys to stop them. Lilly is really happy with the promotion, but there is one shadow…her episodes of missing time that come and go lately. Not that she will let that stop her anytime soon.

 

Artaxias is a Vhampire and Gavriel is a Spiryte (the most magical of the races) have known each other for many, many years. As a matter of fact, Artaxias was originally hired to be Gavriel’s bodyguard when he was a young boy. When he matured, they found out that their relationship might one day be much, much closer as they were both marked to mate with the same woman. When they met their new partner, Lilly, they discovered that she was that very woman. They aren’t about to let anything stand in their way of getting to know Lilly and to show her that they are just the men for her as their marks show.

 

Lilly has always been up for a new adventure and after meeting Artaxias and Gayriel and learning just who she is to them, it appears that a new job and a move are not the best new adventures for Lilly.  They are immediately called out on a case, but as the investigation begins, all three of them will learn that somehow Lilly has had “suggestions” placed in her mind. That quickly changes just how this investigation is handled and what they are actually investigating, which is not the murders themselves, but who did them and why they targeted Lilly even before she came to AEDA. Falling in love and mating was actually the easiest part for Lilly, Artaxias, and Gavriel even with all of the danger surrounding Lilly as they try to keep any possible triggers away from her. Artaxias and Gavriel will protect Lilly any way they have to, while giving her the support to deal with what happened to her.  After all, the Fates have spoken and fated them with a long life together full of love.

 

A new job brings one feisty cop a totally new life when she meets her two new partners and discover just what mating with the races really means in Lilly’s Torment. When I finished this story, all I could think of was what an odd group of people to mate, and yet it was so perfect for them. I laughed many times as Gavriel got up to his antics and really enjoyed his relationship with Artaxias. I found that Lilly was exactly the right person to bridge them together and fulfill all their lives with love and humor. I loved how the suspense was drawn out, and I am more than ready to open up the next book to discover just how high up this betrayal really goes. I will also enjoy seeing just how Lilly, Artaxias, and Gavriel have progressed in their mating.  Lilly’s Torment is full of passion and humor with touches of suspense and danger that keep you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next.

THEIR VIRGIN’S SECRET by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

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THEIR VIRGIN’S SECRET by Shayla Black & Lexi BlakeTheir Virgin's Secret by Lexi Blake, Shayla Black
Series: Masters of Menage #2
Published by Self Published Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Menage
ReviewedbyMiranda

A year ago Burke and Cole Lennox left the woman they loved for a mission to save a young girl.  When they arrived home it was to discover that Jessa, the woman they both love has married someone else.  This crushing blow threw the brothers into chaos.  They headed back into the action saving as many women as possible from sexual slavery.

 

Jessa Wade threw caution to the wind to indulge in a week of bliss with Burke and Cole.  She was devastated when they left and never returned.  They told her they loved her.  She has never gotten over Burke and Cole’s desertion.  When they come speeding back into her life full steam claiming she is in danger Jessa has no choice but to believe them and give them one heck of a surprise.

 

Can Burke and Cole protect the woman they love and win her heart again?

 

Their Virgin’s Secret is a pulse-pounding lust filled romance.  Their Virgin’s Secret starts off with a bang.  The excitement and yearning is totally enthralling.  I’m not a huge fan of telling a story in flashback fashion but it works here.  I really like Jessa and her adamant denial of her feelings for Burke and Cole.  She is so certain she is done with the men that left her but she can’t fight the heat that engulfs them all when together.  Their Virgin’s Secret is an erotic romantic feast with a splash of suspense.

THEIR VIRGIN CAPTIVE by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake

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THEIR VIRGIN CAPTIVE by Shayla Black & Lexi BlakeTheir Virgin Captive by Lexi Blake, Shayla Black
Series: Masters of Menage #1
Published by Self Published Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Menage
ReviewedbyMiranda

Gavin James is the CEO of Black Oak Oil, his family’s company.  He just happens to be in love with his admin Hannah but afraid to acknowledge his feelings because of a dark secret from his past.  It just so happens that Gavin’s brothers Slade and Dex also share deep feelings for Hannah.  Slade and Dex are used to indulging in the more risqué in life.  They are ready to move on their feelings for Hannah. They want Gavin to be a part of the relationship with Hannah but are worried about convincing him to let go of the past.

 

Hannah Craig left her West Texas town to find a better life and she lucked up with her job at Black Oak Oil.  A job that at the time she was totally not qualified for.  She can’t deny the feelings she harbors for her three bosses but she refuses to act on them.  Unfortunately, Hannah has a stalker.  Someone has been leaving her nasty notes and now her cat has gone missing.  She called the police but they can’t do anything.  She never intended for Gavin, Slade and Dex to find out about her stalker, it is something she wants to take care of herself.

 

It couldn’t stay a secret forever. Now that they know the domineering brothers have taken over her life and kidnapped her!  Well they have another thing coming if they think she will obey their every command. Who will win this battle of wills; the gutsy Hannah or the sexy brothers?  Can Gavin overcome his past to see the possible future with Hannah?  Can they figure out who is stalking Hannah before it’s too late?

 

Shayla Black and Lexi Blake knock it out of the park with Their Virgin Captive!  Emotion, danger and domination take center stage in Their Virgin Captive!  Hannah makes a sensuous and endearing heroine to Gavin, Slade and Dex’s hard-edged heroes.  There are many things going on in this novel besides your standard stalker storyline.  While the suspense part of the story is very good, it is the emotional part that strikes a chord.  Gavin with his guilt captured my heart.  Dex the long lost brother was found at the age of seventeen by Gavin and Slade.  He has plenty of issues regarding his parentage and the way he grew up.  I love that Slade is the glue holding these two brothers together.  Always the peacemaker, he is determined to bring Gavin and Dex together and bring Hannah into the family as well.  Their Virgin Captive is blistering hot, overflowing with passion and romance.

FALLING FOR A SANTINI by Melissa Schroeder

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PEANUT GOES TO SCHOOL by Thea Harrison

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NAUGHTY BITS by Joey W. Hill

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FOREVER YOURS by Lynn Hagen

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