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Kristin Miller – The Bad Boy Meets His Match
Claudy Conn – Collide & Burn
Melanie James – Snowflakes, Exes and Ohs
Mindy Klasky – Fly Me To the Moon
Holly S. Roberts – Ruck
Stephanie Rowe – Wrapped Up In You
Diane Rinella – It’s A Marshmallow World
Kate Angell – Snow One Like You
Kimberly Kincaid – Play Me
J.D. Tyler – One Last Miracle
Robin Covington – When You Open Your Eyes
Suzanne Ferrell – Close To The Mistletoe
Kathy Ivan – Yours For the Holidays
Selena Laurence- Prince of the Press
Jennie Marts – Worth the Shot
Teri Riggs – Finding True’s Love
Jennifer Theriot – Unwrapping Noel
MJ Fredrick – Bluestone Christmas
Deb Julienne – All I Want For Christmas
Well written, enjoyable read. The Kiss and Tell Mountain Retreat sounds like a wonderful place to get snowed in for the holidays, and makes for a wonderful backdrop for Alex and Cora to see if the sparks from the past will transform into something long lasting.
The characters had depth. I genuinely liked them and wanted to see them make a go of things. The author had a way of weaving her story so that I kept turning the page to find out what would happen next on each step of their journey. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary holiday romances. Wonderful job.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
With two men vying for her affection, Abbie’s heart is torn between the two. One has always been there for her, no matter what. The other left when she needed him the most.
Lexi thinks she’s recovered from the fire that burned her years ago. But when she falls for PTSD-ridden army veteran Finn, she learns how deep some scars can be.
Van, one of the best players in rugby and the hottest player between the sheets is looking for a holiday miracle. His brother won the girl and Van’s heart is broken. Could the gift of a lifetime be his for the taking or will this bad boy ruck it up again?
Can the Christmas magic of a coastal Maine island heal two broken souls when a winter storm strands them together?
One Christmas, Darla was given a mystical gift, along with an ominous message. Years later, meeting Chris puts her head in a spin. Could it be that gift from long ago holds the key to their happiness?
A Vermont Christmas Eve blizzard forces Allie to close Hartley’s General Store. Her best friend Rhys arrives by snowmobile, not wanting her to endure the snowstorm alone. A playful kiss under the mistletoe warms more than their hearts.
Sophie Drayton has seen enough of the wild life to know that Emilio Barrett is bad news. But the sexy stripper has secrets of his own. Will Sophie’s past come back to haunt her, or will Emilio prove that a bad boy can be also be a good man?
After a case gone horribly wrong, FBI Agent Mark McClendon retreats to his late grandfather’s isolated cabin, determined to escape his pain. He’s completely unprepared to find himself falling for his pretty new neighbor–but when the past comes gunning for him, Mark’s newfound love may mean the difference between a second tragedy and a holiday miracle.
War tore Gabe and Ellie apart and three years later, he’s almost given up any hope that she’ll come back to him. When she returns just before the holidays, he wants nothing more for the damaged, stubborn woman he loves to stay forever but she’s ready to run as soon as the gifts are opened. Chased by her nightmares, Gabe’s only hope of keeping Ellie is to convince her that he’ll be there when she opens her eyes.
When teacher Holly Murphy walks into Westen’s only bar to help her friend celebrate a divorce, she doesn’t expect hot carpenter Nick Fisher to save her from an embarrassing situation. His heated kisses awakens something deep inside her, but when someone sets his sights on Holly, will Nick be the one to protect her close to the mistletoe?
Six months after True’s last boss viciously attacked her, she’s ready to take her therapist’s advice and go back into the work force. She wants her life to be normal again and working for another man will be a giant step towards that goal.
Nick has been betrayed by a pretty face for the last time and has sworn off relationships. Or so he thought until the day his new assistant, True Kelly, walked into his office.
Come back to Bluestone, Minnesota for Christmas, where single mom Willow Branson has moved from Texas to make a home with her daughter. But moving from a Texas winter to a Minnesota one is more challenging than she expected, and handsome handyman Chase Granzer is more than happy to help her adapt…and keep her warm.
Rafe Donnelly hates everything to do with the holidays. Ali Sanders is a single mother, juggling two jobs and missing most of her son’s childhood. Who knew a little boy’s Santa wish could change so many lives?
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Trapped in an abusive relationship for two years, leaving could prove deadly for Becca Kian. But when she’s pushed a step too far, Becca has no choice but to flee. After an accident that leaves her unconscious, Becca wakes to find herself in the cabin of a man who’s as entrancing as he is dangerous. Because this man makes her want to dream — dream of a world where Alex Scar doesn’t exist.
Both Minotaur and human, Aster Tavros is a shifter in hiding. Living in Woodland Creek, he’s made no effort to form relationships, too afraid to allow others to see his true nature. Because when they do, they run. Yet when Becca comes crashing into his life, he ignores every one of his rules. Passion ignites between them, but when secrets and pasts collide, Aster has a choice. He can hide his identity, or reveal his true self to save Becca, all the while, risking losing her forever…
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She woke in a strange bed, surrounded by unfamiliar smells and in a world of pain. Yet she wasn’t in a hospital, so that meant the man who’d ran her off the road had heard her desperate plea.
Attempting to sit up, Becca gasped as her skin stretched, igniting fire through her nerves. Feet sounded from the other room and a second later, a man appeared at the door. He was huge. Alex had been well built, and covered in sleek muscles, but this guy was on a whole other level. He filled the doorway, to the point where Becca thought he’d have to turn slightly sideways to fit through. His arms bulged with layer upon layer of pure, lethal strength. She was sure she’d be unable to wrap her fingers around them. A tight T-shirt stretched over the chiseled planes of his chest and stomach, and seemed to be painted to his skin. Becca gulped as her eyes traveled up to his face. She’d never met a man like him. Rough, masculine beauty, with skin of bronzed gold and hair of the darkest ink, he made Becca’s skin flush hot, and her mind scramble.
She didn’t answer, her voice lodged in the pit of her stomach.
“Are you okay?”
The same stupid question snapped Becca from her daze. “You ran me over. Of course I’m not okay.”
An unreadable emotion flashed across his gaze, before he said “Hmm, yeah, sorry about that.” He rubbed the back of his neck in an awkward gesture. The movement scattered Becca’s thoughts, her eyes focusing on the flex of muscle and stretch of clothing.
“So, why no hospital?”
Her eyes zeroed in on his face, narrowing; she’d not be telling her secrets to another man again. She’d learned her lesson. “None of your damn business.”
Deciding it was time she was back on the road, running from her demons, Becca forced herself up. She couldn’t stop the noise of pain, even though she’d bitten her lip in hopes of doing so. From encountering years of hurt, physical pain wasn’t anything compared to months of mental torture.
“Wow, what are you doing?” He entered the room, seeming to take up every inch of space. “Get back in bed. You’re in no state to be going anywhere.”
Becca ignored him and glanced around the room. “Where’s my jacket and boots?” Her muscles protested with each miniscule movement.
“Get back in bed before I put you there.”
She would never follow orders from a man again. “Listen to me, asshole, I don’t take orders kindly, and definitely not from men who’ve run me off the road.” Fire filled her words, an old anger awoken.
Forcing herself to take a step, her head swam. A wave of dizziness passed through her like a drug. Her limbs went limp, losing any energy she’d had. Breath rushing out in a startled gasp, Becca’s knees gave way, and she braced for the pain that would follow from hitting the floor.
It never came. He’d moved with such speed, she’d not been aware of him reaching for her. He held her as if she weighed nothing, his strength and heat almost overpowering.
“I said, back in bed.”
Becca narrowed her eyes, mustering as much defiance as possible into her tone. “I want my jacket, boots and bike.”
Ignoring her demand, he carried her toward the bed. Becca struggled, though the effort was painful and pointless. Even fully healed, she’d have had no chance against this man. Mouth set in a hard line and eyes blazing with rage, Becca attempted to hold her ground and masked the fear within.
A part of her wondered if she’d run from one abusive man and straight into the arms of another. Would he hold her captive? For all she knew, this man could be even worse than Alex. Yet even as her pain whispered her fears, her instincts didn’t tell her to run. That was why she fought him when she knew he was right, because her first instinct was to melt. But her instincts had been wrong before. She’d never suspected Alex to be the man he was.
But you were innocent then, the seductive voice whispered. You’re not innocent anymore… Melt!
Shaken by the direction of her thoughts, Becca lost her fight and succumbed to being pressed tightly against his body, her breasts crushed against the heated wall of his chest.
“Bed,” he whispered roughly.
Her mask slipped for a second as she pictured not this stranger’s face, but Alex’s with his lips curled in a cruel smile, and the look in his eyes telling her he intended to hurt her tonight. Cold air replaced what had once been sizzling heat. Loss and loneliness pulsated through her, and she bit her lip to keep the desperate, needy sound inside her contained.
Placing her onto the bed, he retreated immediately. Becca stared at the man who’d been manhandling her a second ago, but now watched with concern from across the room.
“I won’t hurt you.”
“Too late for that,” Becca muttered before she could stop herself.
“Not intentionally. If you would really like to leave, then be my guest, but your bike won’t start and the more you move around, the longer it’s going to take for your back and hands to heal.”
At the mention of her wounds, Becca felt the full extent of her pain. She’d been so determined to escape that she hadn’t felt the stab of agony as she flexed her hands, or moved her back. Looking down, Becca gazed at her torn fingers. Slowly turning her hands over, she inspected the pads of gauze taped to each palm.
“You should have worn gloves,” he murmured softly. Though Becca was certain she heard a thread of anger.
“Didn’t exactly have much time,” Becca whispered, not bothering to look up.
“What’s that supposed to mean?” he asked, taking a step closer.
“Nothing.” Looking up, she met his gaze. “What’s your name?”
“Aster. I’m Becca. I’m gonna take that offer of rest now.”
He smiled and it was completely disarming. Aster had a dominating, lethal presence, but when he smiled with a softness in his eyes, it made her relax and forget the walls she’d built around herself to keep people out. “I’ll see you in the morning then. Shout if you need anything.”
The door closed with a soft click, and a heaviness spread throughout her body. Lying back, she pulled the covers over herself and succumbed to sleep. She should have been frightened; after all, she’d killed a person earlier that day, and Alex would be hunting her down. But even though she was in a stranger’s house, and her only mode of transport was broken, safety wrapped a protective arm around her as she relaxed, preparing for sleep. It was silly, and irrational, but still, she felt safe.
Rating: 5 ✩✩✩✩✩
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it most definitely won’t be the last. It should be packaged with the following label. “WARNING! Nothing will be done, food prepared, fires put out, etc. Until the reader has completed the final chapter.” Because that’s what will happen.
I had no idea what to expect from this book. I accepted it as an ARC for my blog, so I knew the blurb must have interested me, because I’ve severely cut down the amount of books I take in to review. My TBR short list, is a mile long. But when I downloaded the book to my Kindle, I was clueless in what to expect.
I read the first paragraph and BAM I was hooked. Breakfast and lunch were made and consumed while reading. I might have burnt something. I was enraptured. The pacing was perfect which kept me turning the pages, having to find out what happened next. The characters were well fleshed. In Aster’s case extremely well fleshed. He and his beast are so going on my Book Boyfriend list. And Becca makes me want to alternately hug her close, or shake some self confidence and self worth into her. I love that the main characters have to grow in some way before they are able to accept each other. They are not perfect people, but you want to root for them and cheer them on, when they finally realize, that they don’t have to be perfect to be loved..
This book touched me on many levels. I look forward to exploring more books by this author. I would recommend this book to anyone who like paranormal shifter romances.
Disclaimer: This book was given to me for an honest review.
RELEASE DATE January 2016
Due to Winter Wolf being picked up by Skyskape Publishing Rachel has had to postpone the release of Wolf Dancer until January 2016.
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Find Home in the Heart of our Heroes this Veteran’s Day as
The Red Hots Release Red Hot Heroes!
One bullet made it physically impossible for
Sarah Bryant to fulfill her dreams of a military career. With her family’s
sympathy suffocating her, she escapes to Stone River, Texas, determined to
rebuild a life and maybe find a new dream.
Silas and Jeremy are two brothers who are as
different as Texas is big. One is an adrenaline fueled former Army medic, the
other is a laid back tow truck business owner. The two things they have in
common? They know they want to live life in a ménage relationship, and Sarah is
the woman for them.
Sarah has too many doubts about herself to
believe she can be enough for one man let alone two. Can these souls find what
they need to grow together, or will they leave more emotional scars to match
their physical ones?
I absolutely adored this book. If you love a good ménage or maybe a bit curious, then this is the book for you. It will tug at your heartstrings one moment, then have you fanning your yourself in the next. There is plenty of love and lust interspersed with humor and growth.
Sarah has to grow and heal, before she can accept Silas and Jeremy fully into her life. Luckily these sexy men are more than able to give her the encouragement and support she needs to get there.
I heartily recommend this book to anyone who loves a HEA, and ménage. This baby just went to #1 favorite Lori King book.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review, but I also purchased my own copy.
STARTING OVER by MAGEN MCMINIMY
All sales of this title through November 15th, 2015
to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
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15th, 2015 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
REPORT FOR BOOTY by JODI REDFORD
All sales of this title through November
15th, 2015 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
Former army rangers, Mason and Nash want nothing more than to get up close and personal with their curvaceous new neighbor they’ve named Miss Lucious. Regan has a weakness for men in uniform, and a BFF who helps run a strip club. So is it any wonder she comes to the wrong conclusion when the studly duo show up in her doorway with a box of adult toys. Thus began a deliciously engaging story that was had me turning the pages from beginning to end. Light-hearted, fun, sexy read I would recommend to my friends.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
SNAKE’S SALVATION by Aliyah Burke
Werewolves, witches, and wounded souls make for an enchanted story in the town of New Hope. Although Arden Dixon is sexy as all get out, he needs to work through some trust and control issues, before he can win the feisty Quinn Lamone, then together they need to find the rogue pack that is creating new werewolves and keep them from destroying their lives.
Well worth the time and money. Well written, smooth flow, and characters you can’t help but want to get to know. I finished reading this enticing story yesterday and eagerly await the next book in the series.
After a lifetime of guilt over his mother’s death, Arden Dixon has grown weary of the push and pull on his soul as the Alpha of the Dixon Pack. It seems he’s forever playing peacemaker, and protecting the innocent. When he finds a beautiful woman in the midst of a painful transition, he realizes that his fate lies in her hands.
The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time
Quinn wanted nothing more than to live her solitary life in peace selling her treasures in her own store, but a brutal attack by a wolf has given her no choice but to embrace a new family and a new way of life. That doesn’t mean she has to embrace the whole mating thing though, right?
A man with a need to protect, and a woman with a desire to stand on her own. Can these two souls find peace in each other, or will the brutality of their circumstances break them for good?
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