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THE ITALIAN’S DEAL FOR I DO by Jennifer Hayward

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THE ITALIAN’S DEAL FOR I DO by Jennifer HaywardThe Italian's Deal For I Do by Jennifer Hayward
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Rocco Mondelli is shocked to discover that his late grandfather didn’t leave him a controlling interest in the family’s business.  He is also disheartened to learn that his grandfather had been keeping a mistress young enough to be his granddaughter!  However, Rocco soon finds that the young woman is super-model Olivia Fitzgerald, and she doesn’t want anyone to know who she is or why she skipped out on a very lucrative contract.  Olivia Fitzgerald has her own demons to ward off and fighting an attraction to the handsome playboy isn’t helping things.  Wanting only to realize her dreams and seeing that she doesn’t have another option, she agrees to the proposal that Rocco presents her with at the risk of losing herself.  Will Rocco and Olivia find that sometimes the price of fulfilling their dreams is too great, or will they push on to achieve their goals?

 

The Italian’s Deal for I Do is an emotional tale that pushes the protagonists to work through their issues and truly trust each other before attainting their HEA.

 

Rocco was the typical jump-to-conclusions Hero, but he wasn’t too prideful to issue that apology when it was called for in The Italian’s Deal for I Do.  Olivia was amusing when she teased Rocco about things that he completely denied.  Placing him in the hot seat just added to the foreplay between the two of them in The Italian’s Deal for I Do.  The troubles that Olivia went through seemed quite plausible, and I felt that Rocco was truly there to hold her hand as she navigated her way through them.  Rocco and Olivia learned quite a lot on their road to HEA in The Italian’s Deal for I Do, and it was gratifying when they completed their tasks.  I found that there was some symmetry in both Rocco’s and Olivia’s tasks, as well.  Hindrances were placed in both their paths, but they had to choose what was more important in order to see things through.  They seemed to realize that sometimes they would have to give up things in order to move forward in The Italian’s Deal for I Do, and this seemed to fully evolve their characters, too.

HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF by Paige Tyler

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HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF by Paige TylerHungry Like The Wolf by Paige Tyler
Series: SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #1
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Miranda

The Dallas SWAT team is famous for their high success record.  They are considered the elite and all other SWAT teams try to live up to them.  There is one investigative journalist that finds their success suspect and is determined to discover their secrets.  Mackenzie Stone needs a hot story and she believes that spending a few days with Dallas SWAT will result in the story she needs.  She must get through one helluva a roadblock first.

 

Gage Dixon, head of Dallas SWAT, wants nothing to do with the nosey journalist that has insinuated herself into his SWAT compound.  This is exactly what Gage and his team need.  As leader of a SWAT team of wolf shifters, Gage must work double time to make sure their shifter status is kept secret.  In his effort to keep their secret, Gage decides to keep Ms. Stone at his side.

 

Mac never counted on being attracted to the arrogant SWAT leader and Gage doesn’t want to like the thorn on his side. However, both of them find it hard to ignore the intense chemistry swirling between them. Will they be able to explore their feelings or will danger take away their chance?

 

Whoa! Hungry Like The Wolf is packed with Alpha testosterone, one persistent woman and exploding sexual chemistry!  This action-packed novel keeps your heart pumping as you head into dangerous situations with the sexiest SWAT team in the world.  Hungry Like The Wolf also seduces the reader as Gage and Mac dance around each other.  Talk about intense…Gage and Mac go from 4 to 400 on the heat scale as they banter like champs and sizzle as they become closer!

 

Since this is the first book in a new series we get to know all of the characters early on in the book.  I have to admit, while I learned about the other members of the SWAT team, all I could think of was damn these guys need to be on a calendar, preferably one hanging on my wall.  I can’t wait to get to know them better in the next SWAT book from Ms. Tyler!

 

Hungry Like The Wolf will have you speeding through the pages and begging for more!

HER SECRET AGENT by Paige Tyler

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HER SECRET AGENT by Paige TylerHer Secret Agent by Paige Tyler
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Miranda

The Director of Covert Operations John Loughlin is trying to recruit operatives for his top secret covert unit.  John has been looking to recruit the foxy Cree Forest. He is supposed to remain detached but he can’t seem to stop the urge to keep his eyes on Cree 24/7.

 

Things are never truly as they seem in the world of covert operations. John has been watching Cree and it turns out Cree has been watching John. Cree has been assigned to keep an eye on John and she is also having problems separating her job from the urge to taste the handsome Agent. Is it possible for these two to find love in the dark world of covert ops they live in?

 

Author Paige Tyler packs a lot of sexy, suspenseful goodness into Her Secret Agent.  John and Cree are two very intriguing characters.  One thing that I love about Ms. Tyler’s writing is the fact that she creates such strong female characters.  Her female characters go head-to-head with the men making the stories must read in my book!

 

Her Secret Agent is a prequel to the X-Ops series. It was great to learn how things began for the Department of Covert Operations.  As usual the story begins rapidly with smoking hot sexual chemistry and loads of bullets flying.  John and Cree manage to keep steaming up the pages as trouble follows them everywhere.  I couldn’t get enough of Her Secret Agent and I’m looking forward to Tyler’s next X-Ops novel.

WOLF AT THE DOOR by N. J. Walters

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WOLF AT THE DOOR by N. J. WaltersWolf at the Door by N. J. Walters
Series: Salvation Pack #1
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Gwendolyn Jones grabbed at the chance to follow her dream and write full time when she inherited a cabin in Tennessee.  Gwen’s dream of writing isn’t what most people would call the great American novel, but her interest in the paranormal or just plain “other” is her subject matter and proving it doesn’t exist.  A chance call and meeting in a cemetery gives Gwen data she never expected and an up close and personal entry into the world of werewolves, it turns of to be  nothing like she ever dreamed of.

 

Jacque LaForge is the alpha of the small pack of wolves. They broke out of his father’s pack – mainly because they didn’t want to live with pack rules any longer.  However, Jacque and the others know that if that information that was given to Gwen ever gets out – his father’s pack will strike first and not bother with the questions. He pays Gwen a visit that same night to retrieve the data, but a funny thing happens when he realizes that Gwen is his mate. Now he has two missions – to protect his small breakaway pack and to protect Gwen from everyone.

 

Gwen’s first impulse is to escape Jacque, but when she is injured, he and his pack not only take care and heal her but show her that werewolves also have the everyday worries and concerns like everyone else.  Jacque will do anything to keep Gwen safe, to prove to her that the feelings that are between them are the lasting type and that she is his mate – forever. The fight is on and mating is the goal if they can defeat those sent to destroy them all.

 

A writer wanting to expose the paranormal in the world is surprised when she meets and falls for an alpha werewolf in Wolf at the Door. I’m honestly not sure who was more surprised – Gwen or Jacque when they discovered their instantaneous passion between them.  Their path to mating might not have been smooth, but once Jacque and Gwen accepted the truth, nothing, not even a hostile and murderous pack will keep them apart.  I really enjoyed watching as both Gwen and Jacque journey from an argument to passion to a forever mating filled with love.  I also enjoyed seeing how the others who broke away with Jacque begin to believe that love might be in their futures as well.  I know that life will not be easy any time soon for Gwen or Jacque while the threat of his father’s pack is out there. I also know that handling it as a team will be much richer than alone.  Wolf at the Door is full of suspense, passion, death and humor all mixed together and rolled into a great story of unexpected love and the paranormal.

 

PRINCESS’S SECRET BABY by Carol Marinelli

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PRINCESS’S SECRET BABY by Carol MarinelliPrincess's Secret Baby by Carol Marinelli
Series: The Chatsfields Gold #11
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Princess of Surhaadi, Leila, is determined to break from the oppressive pall that has covered her family for the past sixteen years! Forcing a confrontation, revealing a truth that Leila has long suspected, she runs away….and into the arms of a willing stranger!

James Chatsfield believes that the beauty is up to some media coverage subterfuge for a competitor, but he can’t help being drawn to her. Unable to turn down what she is clearly offering, James falls for her and discovers some things that Leila failed to mention!  Attempting to contact her again, he finds his way blocked, and he is soon headed off to forget her.  However, when the news reveals something she should have, James wastes no time to right the wrongs of the past.

Princess’s Secret Baby grabbed on to the reader from the start with the dark ominous truths revealed in the opening pages.  The tale couldn’t maintain that darkness throughout the pages though, as Princess’s Secret Baby would have been a terribly depressing story.  Carol Marinelli knew what she was doing when she developed James as he completely embodied a romance hero in Princess’s Secret Baby.  Sure, he had some failings, one that was glaring and a little off putting, but it wasn’t in your face, and I tried hard to overlook it, because he did have a point for his actions.

Leila was a complete and utter innocent in more ways than one and that was hard to swallow in Princess’s Secret Baby, however, she did come from a completely different background.   James worked hard to win Leila, and I felt that she probably should have let him off the hook in one area that truly wasn’t his fault, but I don’t think she knew that he blamed himself for that in Princess’s Secret Baby.

In the end, Princess’s Secret Baby is a part of a series, however, there was something that wasn’t completely wrapped up or explained about things that occurred in Princess’s Secret Baby.  I’m afraid that in order to garner that information, one would have to read Leila’s brother’s story Sheikh’s Desert Duty.

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PROTECTING WHAT’S THEIRS by Tessa Bailey

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UNFIXABLE by Tessa Bailey

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HERO by Samantha Young

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HARBOR ISLAND by Carla Neggers

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