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OUT OF THE PAST by Sean Michael

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OUT OF THE PAST by Sean MichaelOut of the Past by Sean Michael
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbySabella

Ten years ago Steven’s life crashed around him when he found out his lover, Andy, had died in a car crash.  So he is stunned and suspicious when he comes across a man that is eerily familiar and claims to be Andy.  But once he is convinced that this man is his Andy, nothing will stop Steven from claiming Andy again as his own – not even Andy himself!

 

When Andy woke up from a coma to find his body broken, almost beyond repair he was flabbergasted to find out that his lover, Steven, who had professed undying love, walked away from him.  But Andy slowly recovered and his anger at Steven was a great motivator.  So when he comes across Steven again he is still hurt when Steven doesn’t recognize him but also stunned to learn that Steven had thought him dead all these years.

 

Now, to make this work Andy will need to let go of his anger at Steven and Steven will have to work at proving to Andy that his love for him never died.

 

Out of the Past is a heartwarming story about love lost and found, while also proving that true love will survive even after death.  Steven and Andy are men that have been damaged by the actions of their families and the lies they were told to keep them apart.  However, when they come together and choose to forget the past and its hurts in order to build a future, it is a quick, yet beautiful thing to see.  As readers have come to expect Sean Michael delivers a story with well-drawn characters and passion hot enough to singe your fingers.  Out of the Past is a great read full of love and passion perfect for readers who like their romance with a spice of angst ending in the perfect HEA.

REMY’S PAINTER by A. C. Katt

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REMY’S PAINTER by A. C. KattRemy's Painter by A. C. Katt
Series: Werewolves of Manhattan #2
Published by MLR Press Genres: MM, Paranormal

Chief Alpha for all of the North American werewolves Armand Le Marche has honored Remy Clavier by naming him as second in command to the North American Council of werewolves.  It is a valued position and one that Remy would love – to refuse.  Remy never lobbied for the job, the responsibility, and the headaches aren’t worth the power he’s receiving.

 

A huge house in Brooklyn has been chosen as Remy’s home base.  The property is large enough for him, his two Betas, and the rest of the staff.  Other homes in the area are also being purchased.  The only work left to complete in Remy’s home is the paint work.

 

Two weeks ago Ian Sullivan lost his father and older brother Billy in a car accident.  On the one hand they were the only family Ian had left, on the other his father’s life long verbal abuse and Billy’s lack of backbone weren’t going to be missed.  They had all worked together in a family painting business and now Ian is alone.

 

With their accidental death and paperwork a mess their wills are in probate forcing Ian to use all his own savings to bury them.  At their funerals he is blindsided by Sal Ferrara, a loan shark demanding Ian pay Billy’s sizeable debts or else he will become the thug’s next bed warmer.

 

Ian’s only hope of a reprieve is to win the bid on a new paint contract.  His world’s been turned upside down already.  Wait till he meets his new client. A werewolf and his mate.

 

The Werewolves of Manhattan series returns to entertain readers with another pulse pounding tale in Remy’s Painter.  Single minded Remy takes one look at Ian and all bets are off.  Skillfully blending a riveting romance with a dark drama Remy’s Painter is a definite page turner.  A realistic vibe within a werewolf framework there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  Remy’s Painter will leave readers hungry for the next book.

FAMILY JEWELS by M. J. O’Shea

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FAMILY JEWELS by M. J. O’SheaFamily Jewels by M. J. O'Shea
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM

Corbin Ford is following in the career path of his family as an international jewel thief.  His father was known as the Nightwatchman and never caught.  Corbin’s mother is still pulling off elaborate heists when boredom sets in.  She has no plans to retire at the moment like dear old dad.  Though Corbin has more than enough tucked away he’s not ready to walk away either.  In truth he’s recently resurrected the Nightwatchman to stump the police in Europe.

 

American Luke Eldridge joined Interpol’s Art Crimes Unit several years ago and calls a flat in London home.  Luke’s been assigned to a recent rash of high stakes break-ins all over Europe.  It has all the earmarks of the legendary Nightwatchman, yet there’s no way the thief could be the original after so many years.  He’s dubbed the criminal NW2 and been frustrated time and again because they’ve got nothing to go on.

 

The only positive in his life right now is Corbin.  It was supposed to be a simple hookup after a visit to his favorite gay pub, but day after day the two grow closer.  Neither is aware they are both lying about their jobs.  Luke and Corbin are playing a cat and mouse game of international drama without either being the wiser.  The truth will be a bitter pill to swallow.

 

A rich, intricate drama unfolds in Family Jewels.  Their intimate and detailed storyline will capture and hold the reader from the first page to the last.  Corbin and Luke breathe life into Family Jewels.  Doomed one way or another it’s a fascinating journey to the truth.  Family Jewels has strong, complex characters who honestly love each other and no way out.  Witty and agonizing throughout.   A real page turner.

TEMPTING THE BEAR by Charlie Richards

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TEMPTING THE BEAR by Charlie RichardsTempting the Bear by Charlie Richards
Series: A Paranormal's Love #12
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal

Big and burly Wren Cleaver runs the successful diner Goldy’s Burgers and Bites.  He is also known for his tender heart and giving people in need a helping hand.  Recently his goddaughter Penelope Grath became enamored with a man twice her age that lives within the mysterious Falias Estates on the outskirts of town.  Usually a responsible man, Wren sneaks onto the Estate and accidentally witnesses a pair of boa constrictors change into men.  Shocked he faints and bangs his head on a large rock.

 

Gargoyle Perseus, a doctor, is stunned to find his latest patient a human stranger and his longed for mate.  It will be up to the gargoyle to explain the world Wren has walked into.  Hopefully Wren is willing to look past the wings and into the heart of a good person and mate.

 

It is sweet chaos for a down to earth diner owner and his gargoyle mate in the twelfth offering in the A Paranormal’s Love series.  Tempting the Bear with the right kind of hot loving is the way to win Wren’s heart in the latest tale.  This human has his hands full accepting his new reality and handling a blackmailing problem at the diner.  As always pleasant characters and an entertaining plotline make this series shine.

SECRET SISTERS by Jayne Ann Krentz

SECRET SISTERS by Jayne Ann Krentz

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SECRET SISTERS by Jayne Ann KrentzSecret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Suspense
ReviewedbyJo

Madeline Chase recently lost her grandmother—the woman who raised her after her parents died when she was young.  Now Madeline is in charge of a hotel chain, and she is going to have to face the place that she and her grandmother fled eighteen years ago after an unspeakable night of horror for Madeline and everyone else.  Madeline had to turn her back on many things, most of which she didn’t mind, but one of those things was her best friend, Daphne, the person who she made a pact with as her secret sister.

 

John Rayner, but known as Jack, is the head of the security firm for the hotels that Madeline now owns and runs.  This is his second security firm as his first one went under when his partner died.  With a background as a profiler, which was beginning to change him, Jack left that behind and started his own business.  Right now, Madeline’s company is his biggest client, which could be a serious conflict of interest based on the attraction he has towards her.  Jack is not happy when Madeline says she is going alone to a property on an island that she hasn’t seen in eighteen years and that only the old caretaker is at.

 

Madeline returns to Aurora Point Hotel only to find her old friend and the caretaker dying from an obvious attack and to hear his attacker is still in the hotel building.  Not knowing where else to turn, Madeline brings in the police and calls for Jack to join her.  As Jack and Madeline begin to put the pieces together of what happened, it leads them to that horrible night when Madeline was attacked. The only good thing is that Daphne and Madeline are brought back together.  As Jack, Madeline, Daphne, and Jack’s brother, Abe, begin to put the pieces together, the answers bring danger closer than ever.  Also during this time, romance is in the air as Jack and Madeline have finally given in to their attraction.  But first, they must determine final answers on who killed whom and, more importantly, why, along with just how it’s all entwined with the night Madeline was attacked.  The final answers will tear a family and a community apart and, just when you think it’s finally over, more wrinkles appear before Jack and Madeline can plan for their future together.

 

A woman facing a past terror and a man who wants to protect and love her will uncover a deadly secret while falling in love in Secret Sisters.  I’m not sure where to start, but to say that Ms. Krentz produced a book that I could not put down. The story also sucked me in from the first page until the very last one.  Madeline and Daphne lost a huge part of their childhood way too early and now they would once again find their old friendship as the answers became clear on long ago acts, which have turned deadly once again.  Jack and Madeline’s romance was mixed with thick suspense and deadly danger and yet, it drew me in with their bantering back and forth.  After I learned about just why Jack had to start over twice, I was shown just how strong of a man he really was and that he was the perfect person to complement Madeline’s personality.

 

I have always enjoyed the romantic suspense from Ms. Krentz, yet with Secret Sisters, I found even more than I expected.  I found that the plot and writing had something extra which made the book and characters richer to me.  The ending grabbed me as again, it was also unexpected and answered each and every question by the time it was over.  Secret Sisters is a must-read for anyone who enjoys romantic suspense.  It is well written and well worth the time to read and enjoy.  It is also Joyfully Recommended by me.  My only advice is, don’t start it when you will only have a short time to read.

PRIMAL HEAT by A. C. Arthur

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DRAGON FALL by Katie MacAlister

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COMING BACK by Lauren Dane

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BABY’S GOT BITE by Candace Havens

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FATE UNDONE by Linsey Hall

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HIGH-HEELED WONDER by Avery Flynn

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MAKE ME UP by Avery Flynn

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NO ROOM FOR ERROR by Julie Moffett

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PASSIONATE INVESTIGATIONS by Elizabeth Lapthorne

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THIS YEAR’S BLACK by Avery Flynn

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WARLOCK UNBOUND by Dana Marie Bell

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TEMPEST by Lisa Henry & J. A. Rock

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SPEAKIN’ OF THE DEVIL by Gabrielle Evans

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MOON’S CAPTIVE by Lexi DeHalo

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THE WOLF WHISPERER by Stephani Hecht

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