Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All He Ever Needed (Kowalski Family #4) by Shannon Stacey

He won’t stay put for a woman, and she won’t chase after any man…

Mitch Kowalski lives out of a suitcase—and he likes it that way. Traveling for work has the added bonus of scaring off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. But when he’s called home to help with the family lodge, he’s intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn’t need a man. If there’s one thing Mitch can’t resist, it’s a challenge.

After a nomadic childhood, Paige Sullivan is finally putting down roots. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she lives by the motto “Men are a luxury, not a necessity.” But when Mr. Tall, Dark and Hot pulls up a stool in her diner and offers her six weeks of naughty fun with a built-in expiration date, she’s tempted to indulge.

They’re the perfect match for a no-strings fling. Until they realize their sexy affair has become anything but casual…

4/5 stars

 I wonder if there are any Kowalski relations that live near me, because I would love to have one or two. These guys are definitely hot and sexy and I just love reading about the women who can come in and tame them. Though this book started off a lot slower then the rest it was still a great romance. I think Paige was the perfect fit for Mitch and can't wait to get little sneak peeks of their life in the future books. And speaking of future books, I think I'll get started on Ryan's book right now.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Men of Smithfield: Adam and Holden by L. B. Gregg

They were star-crossed lovers from the start.

Former television sensation and renowned world explorer, Holden Worthington, is held prisoner by crippling agoraphobia. When a sexy young laborer arrives to set his property to rights, a ray of light begins to glimmer in Holden's dark and narrow world. A grisly discovery throws the two men together, and Holden finds his world turned inside out-- by his inappropriate longing for his awkward, young employee, Adam Morgan, and by a threat growing around them both. All of Smithfield believes Holden has something to hide, and Adam is determined to bring everything--including Holden Worthington--into the open.

5/5 stars

Who knew agoraphobia could be so funny?  I certainty didn't, but it was hard trying to keep a straight face while reading this installment of the Smithfield series.  It was full of great characters and funny as hell inner monologues.  I love the wit and humor that Gregg uses for each character.   I really hope that there will be future books in this series because I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading as much as I did while reading this series. 

Holden has a crippling illness that makes it Damn near impossible to go outside, so instead he stays inside his big house and watches the world safely from his porch or balcony.   It's from his porch he starts watching his new gardener and imagining all the dirty things they could do together.   Adam is his young hot new employee who finds a dead body in Holden's yard.  What follows is a often times funny murder mystery that brings the two men together as they try to figure out what happened while trying to figure out their new relationship.   I loved these two guys and really didn't want the book to end.  Their understanding of each other was a wonderful thing to read. 

I recommend this book, along with the rest of the series, to anyone who likes a little humor with their romance.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Savage Hunger (Heart of the Jaguar #1) by Terry Spear

Kathleen McKnight is on a dangerous mission to help her army team take down a drug lord.  She’s a tough as nails recruit, but when she’s caught in the crossfire, she has to rely on a mysterious man to save her. She has no idea that he has big plans for her…
   Connor Anderson is a jaguar shifter who is looking for his mate. When he rescues Kathleen in the jungle—twice—he can’t help but be intrigued.  Will a bite or a scratch turn Kathleen into the perfect jaguar mate? 

4/5 stars

I love Terry Spear's Werewolf series so when I saw this new series I just knew I had to read it.  I really liked that they were Jaguar shifters and that the story took place in the rainforest.  The change of scenery from urban America to the jungle of Colombia was a welcome change in the shifter genre.  Spear's writing was so descriptive that I could actually see the cats prowling around protecting their territory.  I loved Connor and his sister, Maya.  They're both looking for mates, but don't know if there are any other jaguar shifters.  During an annual vacation, Connor finds the perfect woman for himself, but she is just a regular human unless Maya can do something about that.  While trying to figure out mating urges they must also contend with natives and drug cartels.  I read the book in two sittings and can't wait for the next book.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Men of Smithfield: Seth and David by L.B. Gregg

All Seth really wanted was a simple massage—was that too much to ask? When his usual therapist is replaced by a sexy young masseur, Seth finds himself obsessed with the unpredictable - and wholly inappropriate - David Cooke. Pushed to the breaking point by forces both mysterious and not so mysterious, Seth must lose his rigid control to find the happy ending both he and David deserve.

5/5 stars

I really have no idea way I've waited so long to read this series. I laughed through certain parts and sighed while wearing a goofy grin through the rest. I loved that David got to shake up Seth and helped him heal in a way. I didn't think I was going to like Seth very much considering the way he acted during the first and second meetings with David, but he definitely made up for it. Adding not just one but two little girls into the mix was a really good bonding experience for the guys too. Not to mention their smokin' hot sex was quite the turn on. I can't wait to read more about the men from Smithfield, in fact I think I'll head on over and download the next one in the series.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

White Wolf (White Wolf #1) by Jianne Carlo

“I’m counting to ten and then I’ll start shooting,” Sheriff Gray White balanced a rifle on one shoulder and held a spotlight at eye level effectively blinding the perp.
“My name’s Sorcha McFadden, officer, and as you can see I’ve been skinny dipping,” his very naked, very sexy perp announced.
Stunned, White Wolf Gray can’t reconcile the nude, auburn-haired nymph, Sorcha, with his little sister’s childhood best friend. Especially when fate and his own body decree her his mate.
At thirteen, Sorcha watched Gray screwing Tonya Hazzard, the captain of the cheerleading team, from her perch in the hayloft. The image of his pumping hips invaded Sorcha's every fantasy, propelled her every climax from that day forward.
They're destined for each other, except... Sorcha doesn't believe in the supernatural, but her life—as well as the answers to the mystery surrounding her parents' murder-suicide fifteen years—earlier depend on it. Gray's the only thing standing between her and certain death, but her grandmother's last message was "Trust no one." Does that include Gray?

3/5 stars

I'm not sure about this book. I was a little confused at times and at other times I was rolling my eyes. If I had to read the phrases "honey" and "three lines on his forehead" anymore I'd probably go crazy. The story or maybe it was the wording didn't flow at times and I had to go back and reread certain parts thinking I had missed something. At least the two MCs had known each other before so it gave them a little more believable instant romance. I'm going to read the next book in the series and hopefully I'll like it better cause there is a lot to like about this book. For instance, the wolf spirit in the person, but not being able to actually shift into one. The MC being in law enforcement was something I liked along with the involvement of the RCMP. The sex was pretty hot too.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc. #3) by Julie Ann Walker

He Never Misses a Target

Jake "the Snake" Sommers earned his SEAL codename by striking quickly and quietly - and with lethal force. That's how he broke Michelle Carter's heart. It was the only way to keep her safe - from himself. Four long years later, Jake is determined to get a second chance. But to steal back into Michelle's loving arms, Jake is going to have to prove he can take things slow. Real slow...

She Aims to Make Him Beg

Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for being so cliché as to "love her and leave her." But when her brother, head of the Black Knights elite ops agency, ticks off the wrong mobster, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in Jake's hands. No matter what they call him, this man is far from cold-blooded. And once he's wrapped around her heart, he'll never let her go...

5/5 stars 

I really want my own Black Knight! This series just keeps getting better and better. In this book we meet Jake, who broke the heart of Shell. Four years later he rides in on his motorcycle intent on winning back Shell no matter what. Shell is having a hard time being around Jake and while she still loves him she's scared that he'll break her heart all over again. She's also trying to keep her son safe from a mobster that has sworn vengeance against the Black Knights and their families. And of course the best person to protect Shell and little Franklin is Jake, but can she handle being around Jake 24/7? The tension between the two was hot enough to set my ereader on fire! I was cheering Jake on from the start and found myself wanting to smack Shell a few times because you could see how hard he was trying and how hard she was denying what she felt. I loved these two together and after everything they went through they definitely deserved a happy ending.

This book was full of second chance romance, lots of action and one cute little boy who steals everybody's heart. I really hope there will be more books in this series because each character we meet keep getting more interesting. The secondary storyline was with Rock and Vanessa and I'm really hoping we won't have long to wait to read their story.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Miss Lavigne's Little White Lie (Beau Monde #3) by Samantha Grace

A Scoundrel Drives a Hard Bargain...

Spirited and determined to protect her young brother at any cost, Lisette Lavigne is desperate to flee New Orleans. There’s only one ship sailing to England, though, and the rakish Captain Daniel Hillary will only allow Lisette’s family aboard for a very steep price...

But a Lady Always Gets the Upper Hand...

Daniel prides himself on running a tight ship, and he knows a lady will be nothing but trouble on a long voyage. Yet he can’t help but break his own ironclad rules when Lisette persuades him that being gentlemanly just this once is his wisest course of action.

4/5 stars 

I was so excited to read Daniel's story and I wasn't disappointed.  He was such an ass in the last book so I just knew it was going to be an exciting book when he was the MC.  I thought it would've taken a really strong confident woman to tame Daniel and was surprised that someone so young and innocent was what it took.  Lisette was like a breath of fresh air for Daniel and it was fun to read him falling under not just her spell, but her brother, Rafe's as well.  I also liked that most of the book took place aboard Daniel's ship instead of ballrooms and Town.  It actually made you understand Daniel a bit more and the reason behind his stand-offish behavior.  I really hope this series carries on through a few more books, because I really love to read Samantha Grace.  I can't recommend this series enough and while they can be read as stand alone, they are much more enjoyable read in order.