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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

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

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.

 

Chasing Red is full of multi-dimensional characters, some good and some bad. It’s fun finding out which are good and bad.  Chasing Red is quite addictive with its feisty heroine and fierce hero.   I couldn’t get enough of these two and their endearing romance. The cliffhanger is killer and will have you screaming for more.

THE BILLIONAIRES: THE BOSSES by Calista Fox

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THE BILLIONAIRES: THE BOSSES by Calista FoxThe Billionaires: The Bosses by Calista Fox
Series: The Billionaires #2
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Menage

What do you do when you have not just one hot boss, but two? And they both want you?

What will it take to make her theirs?

Bayli Styles leaves California wine country behind for the bright lights of New York City, in search of fame and fortune. However, fame and fortune are a little further out of reach than she had hoped, so to supplement her meager modeling income, she seeks a hostess position at Manhattan’s hottest new venue, owned by billionaires Rory St. James and Christian Davila. Bayli gets much more than she bargained for when both devastatingly handsome and magnetic men make her blood sizzle…and offer her the guiltiest of all pleasures—themselves.

Bayli is the perfect solution to the two problems currently plaguing entrepreneurs Rory and Christian, professionally and sexually. She’d make the ultimate “face” for their current joint venture, but both men are thinking beyond business and waste no time seducing Bayli into their brand of double pleasure. In the end, the threesome will put it all on the line—their bodies, their hearts, their souls—either destined for failure, or for the redefinition of true love.

This is a standalone ménage romance with an HEA by Calista Fox. (Book 2 in the Lover’s Triangle Series)

The Billionaires: The Bosses takes the reader on a sensual journey.  Bayli is an ingenue looking to make it big in New York.  The chance meeting with Rory St. James and Christian Davila changes her life.  She is soon introduced to their high society world, their delights in the bedroom and oh how she likes them.

The Billionaires: The Bosses is a sexy tale.  Rory and Christian are an interesting match.  They are heterosexual but enjoy ménage relationships.  In their public life, they work well together as a chef and businessman.  The plot is interesting.  The idea of Bayli hosting their cooking show with Rory works well as does the suspense portion of the story.  However, it was easy to figure out who the villain was.  The adventure getting to the end was entertaining.  The Billionaire: The Bosses is a fun romp.

DEVIL IN SPRING by Lisa Kleypas

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DEVIL IN SPRING by Lisa KleypasDevil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels #3
Published by HarperCollins Genres: Historical


 

Lady Pandora Ravenel doesn’t wish to be like other ladies of the ton.  Pandora would prefer to make a name and a go at her board game business, making her own money, and not being dependent on a man.  She wishes to work!

Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, is a rake that every debutante would like to ensnare, however he has managed to avoid that trap until he stumbles upon Pandora.  After “compromising” Pandora, Gabriel is forced to offer for her, but her family isn’t the typical family of the times, and she is allowed to make a choice. Gabriel must pull out the stops to ensnare Pandora or let her walk away.

Devil in Spring was a sweet story with a bit of suspense tossed in towards the end.  I really enjoyed Gabriel, but I couldn’t quite understand Pandora’s originality in the context of the tale.  It seemed that Devil in Spring took a contemporary female protagonist and mixed her up with a historical male figure.  I felt that some things could’ve been fleshed out a bit more in Devil in Spring, as well.  Pandora was a likeable character, but Gabriel was the best part of Devil in Spring, however his proclivities could have stood a bit more exploration, maybe more showing and less telling.  The supporting characters lend a bit more to the story, but some weren’t too deep and could’ve been more rounded in Devil in Spring.  In the end, Devil in Spring, is a cute light romance to cut your teeth on, but one would expect a bit more from such a seasoned writer as Lisa Kleypas.

THICK AND THIN by Charlie Cochet

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THICK AND THIN by Charlie CochetThick and Thin by Charlie Cochet
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Urban Fantasy

Destructive Delta team leaders Dexter J. Daley and jaguar Therian Sloane Brodie have managed so far to separate their professional partnership at work with their lives as lovers at home.  A lot of things have happened in the last few days, important, life altering things.  Surprisingly nothing scares them more than telling the family and the THIRDS team what’s going on.

 

In less than a week Dex has dealt with his father getting shot and single handedly killed a Therian murder suspect.  Oh, and Dex died and came back a human-Therian hybrid.  Even with all that, Dex and Sloane are worried about telling the people they love and respect what’s happening.  Bruising and blood may be involved.

 

Readers will truly enjoy the addition of Thick and Thin to the complex THIRDS series.  The tension, grief, and feelings of betrayal strongly come across as the book unfolds.  Dex and Sloane’s emotional journey continues to evolve as does the rest of the characters stories.  Steamy moments, poignant interludes, and testosterone charged arguments are all parts of the whole which is Thick and Thin.  But at this point new readers are advised to read this series in order.  Embrace this exceptionally diverse reality with great characters and their unique world.

KEEPING FAITH by Kris North

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THE STRENGTH OF THE RISING SUN by S. A. McAuley

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THREE WISHES by Sean Michael

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THE OTTER’S TALE by Charlie Richards

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THE DISCIPLE by Susan Laine

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SPELL FALL by Jacob Z. Flores

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SEVEN MINUTES by Grace Kilian Delaney

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SAND TRAP by L. M. Somerton

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OMEGA ARRIVAL by Rebecca James

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LOST AND FOUND by Rick R. Reed

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JERRICHO’S FREEDOM by Jake C. Wallace

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JAEGER by Evelise Archer

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INHERITANCE by Sean Michael

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HANGING THE STARS by Rhys Ford

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THE UNDERCOVER PET by Samantha Cayto

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