Monday, January 31, 2011

Reveal Me by Cari Quinn

Alana MacGregor craves excitement, but when her sometimes lover dumps her at a popular sex club, she wonders if she’s outgrown her live-fast-and-recover-later lifestyle. The last thing she expects is to run into the nerdy guy she rebuffed in high school—or for him to rock her world in ways no other man ever has.

Hot on the trail of a story, Carter Nicholas can’t believe his luck at encountering the one woman he’s never forgotten. He’s come a long way from being a wall-hugging geek. Now he gets all A’s between the sheets. But can he convince Alana he’s her sure ticket to an unforgettable night—and maybe much more?

Going out with her friend Kelly to a sex club, Alana MacGregor is dumped by Ramon. She isn't having the best night ever. But the one person she ends up running into is Carter "Nicky" Nicholas, is the last person she was expecting to run into. Talk about a blast from the past. Nicky has always had the hots for Alana and those feelings are now resurfacing from seeing her again. 
Alana hasn't had a man who could just make her burn, but oh boy does Nicky. The way his hands feel on her makes her body just come alive. With him she can finally be herself. To Nicky's surprise he can't believe he is finally getting his hands on the woman he has wanted. He is now ready to welcome the future, but is Alana?

Alana is selfish and puts her needs first. Always. At first it was kind of hard to like Alana. She drags her friend, Kelly, to the sex club only to leave her not once, but twice. As the story progresses we learn that Alana isn't so heartless as she makes it seem, but their is a method to her madness.  

Nicky has always wanted Alana even with her being all about her. Nicky is sweet, sexy and lets not forget smart. Why yes ladies, he is the ultimate package. *swoons* When the sparks start flying between them it gets hot. I mean seriously hot. 

Reveal Me is a great novella that is very detailed. Not only is it sexy and hot, but has an interesting plot. I enjoyed the main characters so much. I hated to see it end because I wanted to read more about these two love birds. Although its short, it keeps you wanting more. Have no fear Quinn has written  more hot books to keep your fire burning. Matter of fact I will be going to buy all the books on Cari Quinn's back list. I am super excited for that. If you like it short, sweet and hot read Cari Quinn. You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Captive Spirit (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood #4) by Anna Windsor

Trapped by temptation, bound by desire
Saving humanity from the supernatural has been challenging lately—even for a well-trained earth Sybil like Bela Argos, who must harness the magic of a fractious group of warrior sisters and battle a new wave of paranormal attacks. Another challenge is Duncan Sharp, the hunky NYPD detective who might turn into a demon overnight and devour Bela in her sleep. Still, the darkness taking over Duncan’s body can’t stop the molten heat unleashed by the intense attraction between them.
Duncan has two major problems: First, he has the soul of a suspected serial killer hitching a ride on his vibe. Worse (yes, worse) he’s got a demonic fever raging inside that promises a world of hurt for everybody, especially Bela. Now he’s all about getting even with the demons that put this freak curse in his blood—satanic forces that dare to unleash their savage lust on Duncan’s soul, his city, and the woman he loves.

This is the fourth book of Anna Windsor's Dark Crescent Sisterhood series. If you haven't yet read the first trilogy you have no idea what you are missing. For this series a little background info is in order. So much happens  in the first three books I wouldn't want you to miss a single beat.  The series is about  women who can kick some ass with elemental powers, called Sibyls. They fight demons and the forces of darkness to make the world a better place. This series has plenty of action, sex appeal, and strong story line that keeps you just captivated by its characters and intriguing plot. 

Bela Argos is a earth sibyl that has lost her fallen comrades in a major battle. Now against all the advice she has been given, she is recruiting other Sibyls who are as devastated by their losses as Bela is, to join her quad. Not only is Bela determined to bring them all together for the sake of the mission, but the sooner she can pull it off, the better, because there's a new battle on the front. And everyone will need to be ready and in place for it.  

Duncan Sharp is a warrior and protector to the bottom of his soul. Being one of New York City's finest. He's tough enough to take on anything, well, except maybe the otherworldly threat behind some violence that has been going on. Caught up in the conflict between Sibyls and demons, Duncan will find himself sharing his body with another soul. The soul is threatening to take him completely over but can the Sibyls can help him now.

Although I liked this book, I just feel more of an connection to the previous books more then I did with this book. Some of the scenes here with Duncan are written fan freaking static. Windsor lets you for sure live out every moment she has written. Not only do you get a chance for the romance but the romance its self keeps your interest.

Bela was kind of hard to connect with her. I connected with her quad more than her, but still I felt she was missing something. Now don't get me wrong she isn't a bad character, I just think I expected more from her from hearing about her in the first three books. And there was plenty of buildup for that. I did enjoy reading this book, I was dying to know how will everything play out in the world Anna Windsor has created. 

Although I didn't love this book as much as I was expecting, I am still looking forward to the rest of their journey to saving the world. Next up is Captive Soul and I am dying to start it and get all the answers to my unanswered questions.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Why isnt it book release tuesday yet?

I am sure I am not the only one waiting for new release Tuesday. So many book are being released. Squeeeee!!! my husband might kill me, but it is all for a good cause :) I want these and I am sure I have missed some good ones, but these are my must reads. 

Animal Magnetism (Berkley Sensation)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Instant Temptation (Wilder, #3) by Jill Shalvis

Yummy! My favorite Wilder! *licks lips*  I love, love, love TJ Wilder.

This is the third and final book in the Wilder series and I am sad there are no more Wilder brothers to read about. And I cant begin to tell you how excited I was to finally read about the one who seems the least likely to fall in love.

Harley has been holding a grudge against TJ for a serious long time and the sad part is that he doesn't know exactly why. Having always been attracted to each other but each keeping it a secret for two different reasons. TJ ends up helping her with a project in the wilderness for a few days. What neither expect is to have their relationship hit a whole new level.

I really liked Harley and loved her inner dialogue, it actually had me hysterical. You cant help but fall for TJ. The bantering between TJ and Harley was just to die for. The flirting back and forth flirting was filled with tension but promising. Lets not forget the sexual tension between the two heated up the charts. Most think the story was a little drawn out but not I. I have no complaints. 

Not only do Harley and TJ just keep you captivated but Shalvis also has extraordinary side characters who actually do play a big part in the Wilder series. And also revisiting with Cam and Stone was fun. I usually hate when series leave out important characters from previous books, but Shalvis never does that.

 This book also had great secondary characters like TJ's aunt Annie, Harley's sister Skye, and of course the other two Wilder brothers. This is truly my favorite book in the entire series.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book and the ending left a huge smile on my face. Both likable characters, great side characters and lots of love you wont be able to get enough of. I cant wait to get my hands on another Jill Shalvis book, but I wont have to wait long. She has written plenty of  books I can back track on and her future releases will always be on my read list. You Rock Jill !!

Instant Gratification (Wilder #2) by Jill Shalvis

Another fantastic read by the talented Jill Shalvis!This is the second book of this series and wow! Not only was it as good as the first but better if that is possible. 

Stone is the middle brother of three who helps run the lodge.  He keeps everything running smoothly. because he is a very organized person. Although lately he thinks just running the lodge might  not be his passion anymore and would like to do something in his true passion, remodeling and flipping real-estate. He keeps this to himself  because his family and the lodge need him.

Emma is a NYC doctor that has come to the small town in the Sierras to run her doctor fathers’ clinic while he recuperates from a heart attack. She is all business but Stone does not get past her radar. Not so happy about being in this small town. Emma is attracted to Stone and that pisses her off because Stone is not her type. Stone actually likes her and wants her to loosen up, but as Stone will find out that it isn't that easy for her. 
More then ever Emma is dying to get back to her regular life. After being together, each time she runs and tucks her tail because she is not able to handle the feelings that are growing for him. 

I love Jill Shalvis writing.  Again she brings you another humorous and romantic treat. I love all genres, but  contemporary is a genre I want to explore more into. This series is especially great because you have so much fun while reading. Shalvis’ characters are not only fun to read about but you find a special connection with them. Stone is an excellent businessman, great in sports and always thinks about others before himself. I loved the fact he wants to show Emma she can find a place of her own in their town. *swoons* If Emma doesn't want it, I will for sure take it for her.
I loved being able to continue to get to know the characters who were also in the first book. Although he was a supp Although I am a Stone fan, I cant wait for my favorite Wilder .....TJ. Throughout the first two books you see deeper into the men they are and want to be.

Finding a good book is hard to do, but finding a good series is even harder. Not with Jill Shalvis! Book after book you will get hooked and beg for more. I am really excited to read about my favorite Wilder TJ. *drools* If you haven't read this book or this series you have no idea what you are missing. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Instant Attraction (Wilder #1) by Jill Shalvis

This is the first book in the Wilder Series and boy does it get off to a great start!

Katie Kramer is the only survivor of the tragic collapse of the Santa Monica Bridge. It her time to head off into the world and find some new adventures. It just so happens her first adventure lands her in the beautiful Sierras, working for Wilder Adventures as an office temp. But will she stay when things don't go as planned?

Cameron Wilder was
snowboarding Olympic gold medal winner who was involved in an accident that left him having to leave his career behind. Now he is back from traveling the world and trying to get his life back on track. He's lost so much, but he returns to the family business. What he didn't expect was to find Katie not only in his cabin, but in his bed. 
Though they are strongly attracted to each other, they each have their own issues to overcome the traumas in their lives. The story of how they do by themselves and together is outstanding. Shalvis blesses this story with heartbreaking and humorous moments.
I’m glad she made their struggles so realistic. I think besides the romance that was the best part of the story. You want to be able to connect to the the characters in some way or another and connect you Shalvis does. Their attraction happens to be instant but slowly acted upon. Shalvis lets the sexual tension build that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite authors. Her books are absolutely fantastic, the dialogue is witty, the love scenes are oh so steamy, and the characters so much fun to get to know. The only parts that I wasn't to fond of where the ones with Serena. I did not take a liking to her at first even though she is Cameron's ex-girlfriend. But when Serena spends time with Katie I began to see the picture in clear form. One of my favorite scenes is when Katie (who doesn't drink) happens to get drunk with her. I was laughing at loud.

I just loved Katie and Cam. Katie had such determination to try new things and to try not to be afraid of them. Cam was such sweetheart as the story progressed even considering the life he has been living. 

Jill Shalvis should be on every one's to read list. Her books keep you interested from the beginning to the end. Because of her I have decided I want a Wilder of my very own. I am really excited to finish this series and even move on to another series by her. I would recommend this book for sure.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Long, Lean and Lethal by Lorie O'Clare

If I thought Justin was hot in the first book, sexy Special Agent Noah is such a great runner up I might have to have a claim on him as well.

Neither FBI agent Noah Kayne nor local policewoman Rain Huxtable are particularly happy when they are forced to partner up on a big case. But a serial killer seems to be stalking a swinging community in Nebraska. They have no choice but to shack up and play a married couple to catch this killer. While working undercover the sparks between these two send them both into a serious attraction and the tension mounds. Getting inside the swingers club is easier then either one was expecting. Now with four dead swingers, Noah and Rain must put this killing to a stop but it proves to be far more difficult than they expected. 

Lorie O'Clare mixes action, mystery, and of course romance. The sexual tension between Rain and Noah is so off the charts you could cut it with a knife with it. The romantic scenes are scorching!!! *swoons over Noah*  At first Noah and Rain each fight for dominance both in and out of the bedroom. But as the story progresses each will take their turns being dominant.

I loved this story as much as the first one. Noah and Rain are perfect for each other. O'Clare brings such a special treat involving the FBI and local Law Enforcement you cant help to fall in love with them both. Both tough, passionate and willing to do what they have to do to overcome the situation they have been put it. I hope the third book is just as good. I am also hoping this series will grow and grow.

Fans will enjoy the escapades of two law enforcement officials finding love while working on this case together. If your a sucker for a man in uniform, passion and romance this is the book for you.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Strong, Sleek and Sinful by Lorie O'Clare

I wasn't really to sure about his book. I had read the first one and caught my attention right away nut this not so much. Then finally getting into it, I had a hard time putting it down. I loved how close to home it hit these characters.  I love the whole Alpha male thing as well. Perry is a hot one at that. This is one steamy hot action packed read, one that will keep you interested and not being able to turn the pages fast enough. A killer a waits...

In this book Kylie is posing as a collage student to help bring down a man that kidnapping teens and killing them. Well let me tell you it sure surprised me when I found out who. Kylie is an outstanding FBI agent. Kylie happens to befriend Perry's nieces. And this is only to help her in write a thesis on teens, but Kylie begins to really care for the girls. From here the story just seems to suck you in. She wont be able to hide who she really is much longer.

Lieutenant Perry finds a teen porn site and whats to put a end to it once and for all. When Perry sees Kylie at the school he is attracted to her right away. When Perry sees her with his nieces he doesn’t trust her and it just so happens she shows no signs of  being a collage student. Finding out who Kylie really is will be tricky.  Will Perry be able to handle Kylie, his nieces plus this case?
I loved how all the characters all came together even the bad ones. It keeps you guessing and guessing what will happen next. Their isn't way to much romance going on just lots of tension and attraction. And of course   getting tangled in the sheets. Now things are passed complicated whose heart is more at risk of being broken?

Such a great read. I am hoping there will be some more hot FBI agent books being released by the fantastic Lorie O' Clare.

Tall, Dark and Deadly by Lorie O'Clare

*Fans self*  I have not a clue where to begin. I ended up lost in borders romance section and found this. Cover hot (check), summary interesting, (check) and now time to pay (check). This is my first ever Lorie O'Clare book and I fell in love. I have never had a book boyfriend, but what I know is that I want the hot, sexy,  FBI Agent Justin Reece. *swoons*

Grace Jordan was kidnapped at age 18 by someone known as "Master". He kept her locked in a mansion for 5 years as a sex slave prisoner until she set it on fire, saw him burn, and finally escaped. She was tortured and shared with others. Trying to move on with her life she becomes a homicide detective. Moving to Rockville, S. Dakota, to work as a police detective is the new start she is looking for. But once she arrives a serial killer begins raping, torturing and killing women in the town where she now lives. The scary part is that this serial killer is using some of the methods used by the dead "Master". Now enter sexy FBI agent Justin Reece to help Grace solve these murders. What they both don't expect is that they both are attracted to each other.
The sex between Grace and Justin was not only Hot but Explosive. OMG!! My favorite sex scene was the on the lawn and it was hot as hell!!!!  Grace's use of her tortured past to kept an emotional distance from Justin, but that didn't stop them from humping like rabbits. I thought from sexual past it would be a issue but she seems to do it without another thought. Justin doesn't know about Grace's past just yet so when things get rough, how will Gracie react?

I loved this book. It seems like I say that a lot but I can't help it. It kind of bothered me that she didn't really express to anyone her feelings of these cases and that she said on to work them. I understand the need for privacy, especially where her past is concerned but to stay on a case that is so close to home, I gave her props.

This book is not only action filled, but had romance and mystery twist to it. I mean since she watched "Master" die, it couldn't be him, right? This is one story line that will not only intrigue you into the world of Police Officers and FBI agents but into a world of Power. But the big question is, Who holds that power?

Tall, Dark and Deadly was a four star book. I am truly excited to read more from this fabulous writer. Next book in this series is Strong, Sleek and Sinful. I am hoping this series just keeps getting better and better.

Feed the Fire by Melissa Ecker

I think there is something to say for a man in a uniform and needless to say Cade does wear it well. Not only is Melissa Ecker talented but brings a new excitement to romance. Feed the Fire is book three in this series and what a treat it is.

Olivia Andrews returns to Memory Grove for her best friend's wedding after 8 long years. She does not want to get involved with the sexy fireman Cade but finds herself in his bed. Now there is no turning back for her when some secrets come to light. Their affair suddenly turns complicated when an unexpected visitor for Cade and parts of Olivia's past come into their future. Can love actually overcome everything?

I absolutely loved the fact that we got a chance to see the characters from the previous two books. All for Olivia's best-friends wedding and while in town she has it’s the best time to return home and begin a whole new life.

Cade offers to help her out, but he doesn't realize that by doing this, will turn his world upside down. Although, Olivia has a lot of work to do to overcome her past, the one person she can count on is Cade.  Finally she is happy for the first time in a long freaking time, but is having a little trouble adjusting to her new life. She just isn't used to not looking over her shoulder every step of the way anymore.

Throughout the story, Olivia's character grows into herself and becomes the person she was meant to be. Cade is a giving man. Her true perfect match. Not many guys have the patience to help you work through issues or nightmares but he wants a partner and will be there every step of the way. But not only is Olivia dealing with  issues, but he has a few on his plate.

Feed the Fire is awesome book. From now on Melissa Ecker is on my read list. I definitely recommend this series and you will not be disappointed. I am excited to see what will come next. 

Mount Up by Melissa Ecker

Now so far this book is my favorite in the series. Luke is to freaking die for. *swoons*  I just have this thing for sexy cowboys!

Mount Up is the second book in the Memory Grove series. In this installment we get to meet Natalie who is a ER  Doctor and Luke who just happens to be rodeo cowboy. Who would have thought that two different people could fall so hard under each others spell like they did.

Natalie accepted a residency in Arkansas and now she is staying. There are somethings she is still trying to work but after she meets Luke, he captivates not only her body but her mind as well. Luke is a local star in the rodeo crowd and everyone in his town loves him. After Luke gets hurt he is taken to the ER where Natalie works. She keeps cool and calm while treating this cowboy even though all of the nurses are fighting to help her take care of Luke. From the first time Luke lays eyes on her he is interested but can’t figure out why she doesn't fall head over heels for his charm.

Ecker gives you nail biting attraction and hot sex with a cowboy. When they finally get to know each other and there relation progresses the story just gets better and better. I loved the fact she made it a reality scenario so it wasn't far fetched. I loved the way they had to deal with everyday issues such as jealousy, anger, fear and the past.It was so easy to connect to both of them. I wish it never had to end because Luke is just too hot. I loved Mount Up and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series, Feed the Fire.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pull the Trigger by Melissa Ecker

Pull the Trigger is the 1st book in  the series Memory Grove. Rebecca is newly divorced. She thought she married her first love, but come to find out he was knocking down her self image. As the story progresses, we see how he knocked her self image down over the years they were married. Taking a chance is what she is looking for and accepts Justin's invite to dinner. 

Justin is a police officer in this small town where everyone knows everything about one another. He was popular in school. Now come to find out he has a connection with Rebecca and the only problem with that is well, she will be leaving in two weeks.

I totally fell in love with Justin. He was goodhearted and very patient with Rebecca in helping her move past her issues. Adoring them as a couple is a understatement, their characters just jump out at you. They were interesting and I would love to read more about them. You just can't help yourself to be sucked in.
The airport scene was one of my favorites and it jumps out at you. It was so romantic. 

Ecker takes you on a journey of giving a second chance at love. Romantic, steamy and  very enjoyable read. I am keeping my fingers crossed that in her other books we get a chance to check back in on their lives. I loved how the story came together so perfectly. Who could ask for more? Wait, I can because I can't wait to read the two other books in this hot series.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter #3) by Nalini Singh

This is my first book by the talented Nalini Singh and I was not disappointed. I was told this series was a must read and then I received the ARC so of course I jumped right in without reading the first two. Needless to say I will be starting this series over from the beginning so I able to drool over Raphael all over again.

Now that Elena is an angel, she is young compared to others in the immortal world. With the help from her lover and archangel Raphael she is getting stronger and wiser every single day. Now that there relationship is hitting a whole new high, she must now deal with her her father, who she is not close to, and protect her younger sister.

Elena still helps the Guild track vampires even though she still is now an angel. Its hard to get away from hunting when she still have the hunter blood flowing in her veins. With the weather starting to change Raphael knows that something isn't right. Hold on tight because this is one ride you will never want to get off.

Archangel’s Consort not only made me love this serious, but has moved it to the top of my read pile. The conflict was heart pounding. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out the story about Raphael’s mother waking up. There are so many twists thrown in that not only make this a fun but exciting read.

Who said being an angel was easy? Elena is trying to find her place with the other angels. I loved the way the picture was painted. The way Nalini Singh writes is pure magic. I was overwhelmed with all these details but I happen to have loved every minute of it. I was also drawn to the way Elena tends to face off with the Raphael. He is so overprotective and so Alpha I love it. In and out of bed this man means serious business. Even with him being so powerful, I loved that he still needs Elena. The romance scenes between this two are not only powerful and intense but dark and intimate. Singh makes the passion to top the charts.

This book comes out January 25th and if you have not picked up the first two books (Angels’ Blood and Archangel’s Kiss), I suggest you go out and buy this series. I already did so and I can't wait to start from the beginning. This is a paranormal series that all paranormal fans will enjoy. Happy Reading.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

Abigail Donovan is an Author who is down on her luck. It has been a while since her first novel was chosen as one of Oprah’s book picks. Now, Abigail can't get anyone to come to her book signings. Instead she is asked to dress up in bunny costume and reading another author’s book to children.

If Abigail can't finish her next book she will be out of a job. Now here is where it begins. Abigail’s agent signed her up for a Twitter account. She knows nothing about twitter but is still willing to give it a shot. While jumping on Twitter for the first time is where she meets Mark Baynard. Mark is a total pro on Twitter. Since Abigail needs a crash course Mark will show her the ropes. Soon Abigail and Mark are carrying on conversations that are absolutely hilarious.
This is the first book I have read by Teresa Medeiros and I loved it! I loved the fact it had to deal with Twitter. *grins* Goodnight Tweetheart will captivate you. It's not only funny and romantic, but emotional at parts. I cried. Although there is break your heart crying and happy crying don't let that put you off. It is an excellent read. I can't say enough how much I loved this book. It touched my heart and made love the characters.
You will get a complete surprise. As they are tweeting you kinda get the feeling that something is going on but you will love it because it is all apart of the mystery in there conversations. I really felt a connection to Abigail and Mark. Both were actually very appealing. I was totally rooting for them to meet and get together. Mark was a sweetheart himself. The connection they shared was genuine. The ending was great. I would recommend this book. Now that I have been introduced to this talented author, I am looking forward to reading more books she has written and the ones she will continue to write.Goodnight Tweetheart is a must read!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars #5) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I could never get bored with the Chicago Star series. It's one great book after another.

First of all, I just have got to say, this was such a  great read! This book has everything that makes a great romance and more. 

Molly and Kevin’s story is a real fascinating one. The journey on how they got there is not a easy one.I thought it was sweet that they finally found what they needed in each other. At first glance, Molly and Kevin couldn’t be further apart from one another if they tried. A children’s books author, her characters you find are closely linked with Kevin’s escapades over the years, Molly has had a huge crush on Kevin as long as she can remember. Not that football jock Kevin even knows she exists. With the continuous string of the doll faced women with no brains of their own that parade through his life, Kevin seems to be at the top of his game but how quickly Molly will knock him off his game.

Molly tends to hold on a streak that has got her into trouble in the past. This is what ends her up in Kevin’s bed, seducing him in his sleep and an outraged Kevin who gets rightfully upset about being taken advantage of. Kevin makes Molly promise to him that if there ever were consequences of their coming together she would let him know, which of course Molly doesn’t when she finds herself pregnant with Kevin's baby. Finding out turns Kevin's' world up side down.

After getting married, Molly suffers a miscarriage which quickly spins her world in a downward spiral. Kevin who shakes her out of depression, takes her off on a trip to Wind Lake, and finds herself running the quaint bed and breakfast that Kevin inherits from his aunt which Kevin wants nothing to do with. Kevin and Molly finally find friendship, and finally give in to there desire for one another.

I think I might have liked Kevin too much. I could connect to both of them and I really enjoyed this fabulous journey. With so many ups and downs and the funny playful moments to keep you locked it. I really liked the part about those Daphne books Molly was writing. That was really cute and creative and showed how much he actually meant to her.
The characters are so lovable. This book just happens to be witty and adorable.Highly recommended for those who love a good romance with a witty cast of characters that could make you laugh and fill you up with plenty of emotions. Funny and heartwarming, this is must read for romance lovers.

Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I have officially decided that I want a natural born charmer. The last book in the series is just as powerful as the first one. I wish the series didn't have to end. I could have read about these sexy football greats.

Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard is the luckiest man in the world: sports superstar and the pride of the NFL and lets not forget his career as a buff billboard model for underwear. But life in the glory lane has started to come to a stop, and Dean has set off on a cross-country trip to figure out what's gone wrong in his life so he will be able to get back on track.

While traveling along this highway he comes across a woman in a beaver suit. Blue Bailey is on a mission to murder her ex.  She needs a ride, and America's most famous football playboy has an imposing set of wheels. Now, all she has to do is keep him entertained for the time of there trip. 

Blue is the toughest woman Dean has ever met. They're soon heading for his summer home where their  complicated lives and attraction is ready to be entangled with his family. As the summer progresses, the wandering portrait artist and the charming football star play a high-stakes game, fighting themselves and each other for a chance to have it all.

This story makes you want to forget about your old life and concentrate on the new. As always very funny and witty parts  but then you get to the serious parts that not only break your hart but sob into plenty of tissues.

The wandering portrait artist and the charming football star play a high-stakes game, fighting themselves and each other for a chance to have it all. Dean is truly the natural born charmer. Although this book is the last it will make a great impact in the romance world.

Realistic, interesting and mind wondering! Phillips not only delivers but makes a powerful debt for the last book in the Chicago Stars series. Do I wish their was more.. well, yes of course. Do I wish I had more of an ending. Absolutely.

If your haven't gotten a chance to read this wonderful series you are missing out. Although I think it died to early this series will always be apart of my favorite books.

Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars #3) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips brings not only a modern, youthful, and edgy story line, but keeps you captivated. I loved this book. It wasn't only a page turner, but an emotional ride that I couldn't get enough of. Heck, I couldn't even bring myself to put this down for even five minutes.

Dr. Jane Darling is a genius professor with an outstanding IQ. The time has come and Jane is finally ready to be a mother. The only problem in wanting to have a baby is that she has no man in her life for the moment. Now she needs to find a prime candidate to give her the baby she wants with a no strings attached relationship.

Cal Bonner is the current quarterback for the Chicago Stars. For his birthday his teammates decide to get him a woman. Jane sees an opportunity to seduce Cal. She tricks him into getting her pregnant. Jane thinks Cal is just a dumb jock but she will come to find out that Cal is actually a really smart man and when all is revealed the fireworks begin.

Know the couple will end up together at the end doesn't distract you away from the story. This book was not only fun with all the craziness but the ride to discovering that they actually do love each other is enjoyable.

There were some funny scenes throughout the book along with some heart wrenching ones. I am not afraid to admit that I was in tears. One of my favorite funny scenes in the story was the part with the "lucky charms" *laughs* I wouldn't want to spoil this for anyone but this story will make your emotions go on overload.

This series just keep getting better and better. Truly a fantastic read.

Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars #4) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Another terrific installment in the Chicago Stars series. And to think I was somehow not looking foward to reading this book. I am so glad I ended up changing my mind. Like all her previous books in this series I got caught up in the story and suddenly I was swept  into the lives of Gabe and Rachel.

Gabe is still mourning the loss of his wife and son, who died in a car accident two years prior. Rachel happens to be a widow of a faith healer, who was not only corrupted but he destroyed there town. Now back int he town where her husband ruined lives, she just wants to find the money and get out of dodge. One problem Gabe wants her bad.

This book was sad but had a warm ending. I cant even begin to tell you how beautiful and heartfelt it was. If I had to deal with every single person in one town hating me , I would have left. Rachel doesn't leave she stays strong and wanting to just get her hands on her money so she can take care of her son.

Gabe and Rachel's relationship is amazing. The only part I was unhappy with was how rocky they started out even though attraction was there. As the story started to progress all the pieces started to fall into place nicely. You also get an excellent side story about Ethan (Gabe's brother) and Kristy. The side story is fun too.

Not only will you be smitten but keep a thing of tissue near by.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars #6) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Let me start by saying this: I love romance novels. Not only are they sexy and fun, but romantic and emotional.

Annabelle Granger is a vivacious redhead who has inherited a match making business from her grandmother. Now Annabelle has decided the bossiness needs some modernizing and is finally changing the name  to Perfect For You. She just needs a big name client to help spread some buzz - that's where super sports agent Heath Champion comes in. Heath is searching for the perfect wife, and Annabelle's connections to some famous footballers and their wives, finds her way into speak to Health about hiring Perfect For You to find him his perfect wife, but little does he know she has been in front of him the whole time. 

Annabelle was just adorable. I actually enjoy her quirkiness and the way she loved Heath. I wanted her to have him and live happily ever after. Not only because he was to-die-for, but because he was the perfect match for her. I was kind of upset by the little game they kept playing as if you couldn't figure out that each of them were looking at other one in a new light.

Heath tended to be a complete idiot and I am so glad he points that out to himself. Annabelle deserved the whole package and not the portions Heath was trying to feed her. I was very proud of Annabelle to sticky to her guns and not settling for those sorry portions. Heath got a chance to do a lot of groveling to win her back and that was a plus for me. If you act like a jerk like heath you are expected to grovel to make things right.

Not only does this story have great main characters but I happened to also love the secondary characters. I loved little Pippy the most. The way she was written was just too cute. I also loved that she has a certain fascination with cellphones. When those parts came in the book, you cant help to say "awww" or laugh out loud.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable read. Hilarious at times plus you get the romance that you were waiting for. This contemporary novel was fun and now I am dying to finish all the books in the Chicago Stars series now. If you haven't read this series, you don't know what your missing. ;)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Believe by Lauren Dane

Believe is a follow-up to one of Lauren Dane’s other books. I was kind of disappointed that I didn’t start the other book before this but overall it was a great read. Jude and Rori have started their lives and have settled into bliss. With them being so into family and eager to create Christmas memories and traditions of their own, Jude just happens to plan a Christmas getaway so they can be alone and celebrate the way they want to. They have plenty of privacy to entertain their Dom/sub sexual relationship.
Lauren Dane can turn up the heat ,so crack your windows because it will get steamy. Rori and Jude were such likable characters and their love for one another shines like the sun. The erotic scenes are so believable. It was a pleasure to get a peek into their lives and now I am really excited to start their story from the beginning now.

It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I really, really enjoyed this romantic story!! It was filled with humor, romance and had some real emotional parts.

Phoebe Somerville is what most men would call a total bombshell. She has a killer body, a sexy voice, and the attitude that she can back up. What people don't know about Phoebe is that she has sexual past that she rather forget and uses her hot body and witty remarks to cover it up. After her fathers funeral she comes to find out she has inherited the Chicago Stars football team. Phoebe learns that, while her father considers her his only failure, he's given her an opportunity to make it up to him. Now Phoebe has only one season to lead the Stars to the AFC Championship or the team will go to her cousin.

Dan Celebow is the sexy coach of the Stars. The head coach of the Chicago Stars, wants nothing to do with Phoebe, believing she useless because she doesn't know about football. Dan just wants to coach his players, for the team to win, and for him to find himself a nice, comfortable, woman to finally settle down with. After  inheriting the team Phoebe takes off leaving contracts unsigned and the team wanting questions answered, Dan decides he has to bring her back to make this all work.

This book is not only heartwarming and sexy but it is absolutely hilarious. Susan Elizabeth Phillips did a wonderful job of making the sparks fly between Phoebe and Dan. Phoebe is a force of nature to be reckoned with. I loved the fact Dan was finally able to break through all the walls he has put up to keep everyone at a distance.  As for Dan, I love that he was an arrogant alpha male.He puts his players and the Stars above everything else. Now trying to fit Phoebe into this transition was very fun to read about.

This was my first book by Phillips, but I can assure you it will not be my last. I was laughing out loud hysterically many times. I liked the crisis towards the end forcing Dan to compromise his principles for what he really wants. The story was so funny and wonderfully written and it is now one of my favorites.

Next book in the series is Heaven, Texas and I am truly excited to read more about these hot football players in the windy city.

Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars #2) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I am in love with Bobby Tom!!! So far in the series this is my favorite book and it’s only number two. *grins*

Heaven, Texas is book two in the Chicago Stars series. Gracie Snow, as she puts it, is a homely woman who has recently been given a chance to prove herself with a movie company and was given the difficult task of getting Bobby Tom Denton down to Texas to film a movie.

Bobby Tom is a former pro football player who had to retire because of a knee injury. At 33 years old he feels lost because football has always been his world. What is he to do now? This movie he is supposed to star in doesn’t seem to appeal to him as much as he had hoped. Not only is Bobby Tom is egotistical, selfish, and insensitive guy but he is also charming, sweet, charitable and to top it off an overall nice guy.

Needless to say, I loved it!! Bobby Tom could be my boyfriend any day. I loved every part of this humorous, yet emotional story. They make a very interesting couple. So, yes opposites do attract. When things don’t go his way it end up driving their relationship to almost breaking point. Bobby Tom ends up doing some really stupid things. Their were times I loved him to pieces and then times I just wanted to knock some series sense into him, but then I realized that he can’t help it. It take him a lot longer to understand the emotional part but Gracie, on the other hand, is the absolute opposite and thinks there is no way a guy like him could fall for a girl like her.

I found it funny that all these woman want to be Mrs. Bobby Tom Denton. What was funnier is that Bobby Tom actually asks these woman 5 questions and if they answer them right they get the chance to be his wife. My favorite part was when he finally asks Gracie the 5 questions football quiz.

There is a secondary romance for Bobby Tom’s mom with Way Sawyer. It’s really sweet!!
The story was great. You can connect with the characters in so many different aspects and that truly made the book for me. Phillips brings humor along with the sex, drama and romance to her writing. I am looking forward to finishing this wonderful series and this is a romance you can’t forget.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Explosive by Beth Kery

Beth Kery not only brings suspense to Explosive, but she brings some serious heat!

Sophie Gable is a doctor of internal medicine and Tom Nicasio is an investment advisor who just so happens to have an office in the same building as Sophie. Tom used to be an explosives expert for the NAVY. Sophie and Tom have seen each other frequently, being in the same building. It just so happens they have been attracted to each other but have never acted on it.

Taking some time off Sophie heads out to her cabin, and to her surprise Tom shows up and tell her he has to be inside her. Trying to the bottom of what is going on with Tom, Sophie wants to help him. There have been some murders of people close to Tom, and he may be next. His amnesia isn’t helping. But during this time, he has an insatiable need for sex with Sophie. And  lots of it, she is the key to getting to the bottom of what really has happened with Tom.

Tom desperately wants Sophie in so many different ways and lucky for him Sophie is more than happy to comply. The sex scenes were so hot I was wondering if I was panting and drooling. I actually could not put this little hot read down. I loved how Tom and Sophie got together, after the weeks of being attracted together and they just didn't jump into bed together. The suspense part of the story relates to murder and Tom’s adopted father being investigated for organized crime activities. I was dying to know who the murderer was and if his father was in fact involved in these activities.

I loved Tom!! I felt for him loosing some important people in his life and loved the way Sophie was trying to help him move past it. Tom was a pure Alpha male and loved every minute of it. I was relieved when Sophie took a liking to it as well. I mean who doesn't like a take charge kinda man?

Explosive was the perfect title for this fantastic read. Not only did it have some explosions but had tons of explosive sex. This is a well-written book that's loaded with some intensely steamy pages, as well as an element of suspense. An entertaining read. If you like a sexy as hell hero who will save the day, you'll love Tom as much as I did. *swoons* Thomas and Sophie, two people who both felt like they never really belonged in their families found everything they needed in each others arms.

I can't wait to read more from Beth Kery, she always knows how to get you interested and you keep you on the edge of your seat.

Unwrapped by Megan Hart

Newlyweds, Leah and Brandon are spending their first Christmas as a married couple at a ski resort in Colorado. While they have defined roles in their bedroom play, Leah is the dominate one and Brandon is all board with that. They actually have a very nicely balanced relationship outside of the bedroom. When Leah is injured on the slopes she insists Brandon continue to enjoy the outdoor activities while she hangs around the lodge. She begins to think about their lives wonders how this will affect their future.

Megan Hart writes emotional and powerful stories and in reading this novella it is clear this couple has history. But, having the chance to read the previous two books I was missing parts of their full story and so I think that is perhaps why I didn’t get into this one as much. The sex is so very erotic but Megan Hart has always set the bar very high. While this was an enjoyable, very erotic story, I feel like I would have enjoyed this one much more if I had read Leah and Brandon’s full story first but now that I know this I will be back tracking.