Complicated but Hopeful Romance!

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By: Shevaun DeLucia

Pages: 423

Heat Level: 4 FLAMES (Erotic Steamy)

Rating: 5 STARS

Reviewed By: Raven Queen

 

Kyle Saunders is nothing more than a playboy. He is 24 years old and in his prime. Well, in walks Maxine “Max” Daniels. A 33 year old business woman. She is getting away from her South Carolina roots and sparks begin to fly between her & Kyle. They decide to have the friends with benefits relationship since they work together. Can this lead to more? Will it get messy? Not to mention they both have “stalkers” following them around. Only time will tell in this “complicated” but “hopeful” love story called “Jayded.”

From the beginning I really bonded with Max. She knew exactly what she wanted and built her business from the ground up. A merger with a larger company was a great opportunity. Plus, she gets to move to Rochester, New York. A long ways away from her South Carolina upbringing. Max has secrets as all women do. Things she isn’t willing to let anyone in to see. That is until she meets Kyle. Things she begins to tell come a little more easy for her as time passes between them. But, she has a big issue with his age. Will Max let Kyle’s age hinder her happiness or will she say the (H E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS) with it?

Kyle is always out to prove himself to his Dad & older brother Junior. Kyle’s mom sees how hard he works but the other family members think of him as a screw up. Doesn’t matter that he graduated with a Bachelors & went on for a Masters Degree. He will always be a “self entitled” kid to Dad and a “spoiled brat” to big brother. Junior has his issues with Kyle and is always butting his nose in where is doesn’t belong. His dad seems to always feel the need to micromanage everything. I kind of giggled at some of the conversations or squabbles they got into. LOL Kyle doesn’t care about age when it comes to Max. What he wants is her honesty & why she runs away from things. Can she tell the truth or risk losing him forever?

Kinsey is Max’s assistant and old college roommate. This girl I get a complete kick out of. She reminds me of a older version of Kinsey from Lost Girl. She is as straight laced as they come and has no problem tearing people a new ***hole. She would do anything for Max.

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Maxine Daniels was made an offer that she couldn’t refuse. She couldn’t think of a better time—after breaking things off with her fiancé—to change cities and merge her company with Saunders Literary Agency. At thirty-three, she isn’t getting any younger, so it’s time to start fresh and leave her past behind. What she doesn’t anticipate is the diversion that lies ahead. Kyle Saunders is a catastrophic tsunami that enters her life and consumes her world in just a matter of minutes. Everything about him is telling her no, but her heart and the heat between her legs is screaming yes. He was never a factor in her divine plan—nor was she in his. Kyle is the cliché bachelor; he is a twenty-four-year-old charismatic chick magnet who refuses to settle down. He’s dead set on living the carefree single life—that is—until Max comes strolling in. Then all his ridiculous rules fall to the wayside. Who knew that just one hello could alter their lives forever?

Cute Paranormal Read!

                                     Pursuing Grace, Shifter Chronicles

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By: Anita Cox

Pages: 143

Heat Level: 3 FLAMES (Erotic Sensual)

Rating: 4 STARS

Reviewed by: Mary Ann Clarkson

I have had the pleasure of reading other books by Anita Cox and have liked all of them. This story is no different. I read the first shifter story “Saving Grace” so it was nice to be able to read how it all began.

Grace was in the dark. She didn’t know about her family. She didn’t know she was a shifter. Ada, the woman who raised her wasn’t even her grandmother by blood. Even though the woman took her in and protected her all these years. Now the wolves are at the door literally. She has to decide to trust Roman and Colin and go with them when they are attacked by other wolves at her house. Her grandmother has left her a book with a note about her past and she has to trust this woman she has loved all these years.

Grace is thrust into a world she knows nothing about and finds out that not only is she a shifter but she is royalty. Of course there is a threat of her being kidnapped and everyone is on high alert to protect her. She tries to digest all the information that is being thrown at her but it is a little overwhelming.

I really liked this story. I have liked Grace from the beginning. She has stood up for the women and young girls and wants to make things better for the pack. This becomes a problem when she constantly is butting heads with the Alpha, Colin of her pack. She is very strong minded herself so I am sure this won’t be the end of their confrontations. I also like Roman. He is so caring and concerned for Grace. Even knowing that she could be his mate he doesn’t push her. He lets her take her time getting to know the traditions and the history of all the supernatural community.

I can’t wait to read the second book in this series. I give this a 4 Flaming hearts.

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Content Notes: Adult content

Though Grace McGovern just graduated college, she’s restless, and to top it off, she finds herself single and unsatisfied with relationships in general.

Roman intends to claim Grace and make her his mate and part of his pack. He’s searched for her for five years and now she’s within his longing grasp, apart from one minor problem. She has no idea she’s a wolf.

As Grace tries to identify and cope with her inner wolf, she also needs to figure out the unprecedented and undeniable pull Roman has on her. Could he finally offer her the fulfilling relationship for which she’s been yearning?

Love the Military Romance

Explosive Combination

Explosive Combination 

By: KaLyn Cooper

Pages: 210

​Heat Level: 3 Flames (Erotic Sensual)

Rating: 5 STARS

Reviewed by: Debra LaFever

Found the facts very well stated as military goes. Awesome story line and very HOT HOT sexual content. Amazing story look forward to reading more from KaLyn Cooper.

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Separately, Harper Tambini and Rafe Silva are lethal…together, they’re explosive.
ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva. As they make their way through the rivers, mountains and jungles, their desire for each other detonates. But Harper reminds Rafe of his murdered fiancée, and the shadow world he wants to leave. Harper learned the hard way that men never stay, so now she doesn’t keep them around long enough to see if the sparks can light a fire that will last forever. In their short time together, can they crystalize a relationship, or will it all blow up?

A Mysterious main character

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Legacies Book 2

By: DawnMarie Richards

Pages 138

Heat Level: 3 FLAMES (Erotic Sensual)

Rating: 2 STARS

Reviewed by: Angela Arnold

 

I received this book for an honest review. Honestly, I could not get past page 50. The main character is supposed to come off as mysterious and she does most of the time but the more details that come out about her makes her look like a harlot. The son Bennett comes off as an indecisive twit. Not much good to say about this book.

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When Griffin Bennett returns home, two surprises await him … he has been named the sole heir to the family fortune and he finds himself undeniably in lust with his father’s grieving widow. Gilding Lillian by DawnMarie Richards is Book 2 of her contemporary romance series, Legacies. Sexual attraction marked their beginning, but l – o – v – e could spell their end. What will it take to convince her reluctant heart? Griffin Bennett returns to his childhood home unprepared. Despite his long absence, he learns he has been named the sole heir to the fortunes of two venerated Bostonian families. Possibly even more disturbing is his reaction to his father’s widow, a stunning woman whose mere presence provokes vivid images of sex in wildflower meadows. Lillian Gustave Milton Bennett has always enjoyed men, even marrying a select few. But when circumstances conspire to keep her in the family home with her deceased husband’s estranged son, a mutual sexual attraction becomes an unwelcome complication. She resists, but it becomes clear the most efficient way to exorcise the man, and his odd effect, from her psyche is to sleep with him. Griffin is well aware Lillian wants nothing more than to work him out of her system, but in a few short weeks his feelings for her have grown from the primitive to the sublime. Realizing her next husband awaits, Griffin struggles to make her understand. But for Lillian, love is an excess, an unnecessary construct, and Griffin’s heartfelt declarations are not enough to make her stay.

Great beginning for this new series!

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Angels & Demons #1

By: Tich Brewster

Pages: 169

Heat Level: 1 FLAME (Sweet)

Rating: 4 STARS

Reviewed by: Alyssa Williams

Let me be honest, but you have to read the whole review to honestly understand. At first I didn’t think I was gonna like this book when I first started reading it. There was two reasons for this. First, the author kept jumping in between the characters thought without notice that it would change to the next character’s in the next paragraph. Secondly, I really didn’t like Hannah’s character. She seemed like a Queen B but then she was down to earth the next minute.

Now, I know the first part wasn’t the most positive I should say but I had to get that out of the way because I can honestly say I fell in love with this book. Through out the book Hannah matures a lot. I think it does have a few parts that I kept thinking was unrealistic even for a paranormal book; mourning for instance. Must read to understand. I will say that sometimes there are books with characters that drag it all out and I get annoyed. I really did come to adore Hannah though, and even more so the brothers.

This author definitely has a good grasp on keeping the readers attention. I knew the end was coming but I was so mad it was coming. There was a ton of angst and suspense throughout the book. For once, I have found an other that knows how to leave you hanging without you wanting to stab her! I hate cliffy’s something fierce, but this book doesn’t end with that kind of cliff. The author pretty much lets you know there is more to come but ends the book where we know a chapter has certainly been closed and yet it will continue out the way it is meant to be. So Bravo! Even though for me it was a rocky start I am beyond sold and definitely looking forward to the next books in this series!

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Angels and demons, God and Satan, heaven and hell. What do you do when you find out that these things are not some made-up fantasy but they are real? Not only are they real but you discover that you were created to fight in this warfare. Hannah’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that everything she thought was fictional is actually real. Everyone she loves is in danger and to top it off, she learns that she is a Devada. She was created to kill demons. Will she be able to learn and master her Devada abilities before the demons find her?