Review: Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem

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It’s rare to read a book that touches you on so many levels. LOVE LIKE THE MOVIES is more than a rom-com; it’s about love, life and choices–the ones we make and the ones that are forced upon us. And courage, of course.

Kensington Shaw finally has the boyfriend that’s guaranteed to win her battles with her family. Bradley Connors is the one…or so she thinks until her ex, Shane Bennett, comes back into her life. To secure her job, she has to make nice with Shane (who’s hiring her agency), and if it includes living–acting out–movie moments with him, then she’s game. But what happens when these scenes reach inside to rediscover the girl who’s been hiding beneath all these years? Continue reading

Review: Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen

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Cindi Madsen takes us on a wild, thrilling ride in CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY, which is unexpectedly fun to read.

Lindsay is a great narrator; I love her voice and her strength, especially the way she turned her life around and made the goal of pursuing her dream. More than her though, I love Ryder, especially the way that Lindsay’s past didn’t matter to him, and that he only wants “her future”. If only more men were like him! Both characters are lovable and relatable, and I kept rooting for them all the way! Continue reading

Review: The Librarian and the Spy by Susan Mann

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I was intrigued by the summary–I mean, a librarian caught up in spy games–and I took a chance, and boy, was I glad I did! THE LIBRARIAN AND THE SPY exceeded my expectations, being a compelling read with original, unforgettable characters.

Susan Mann seamlessly weaved popular culture (Harry Potter, LOTR, etc… the only thing lacking was Game of Thrones) into Quinn’s and James’s conversation, and their banter and quips were quick and lively and engaging. Quinn is an amazing heroine–refreshing and strong and confident in herself. I love how she totally loved books (kindred spirit there!) and how they need her mad librarian skills to solve the mystery. I also love the way she lived and breathed spy novels–it’s in her every pore and pours out in her conversation and actions. I thought she, the untrained civilian, would overshadow James the spy, but I was glad to see James held his own in the end. Continue reading

Review: Sleeping with Her Enemy by Jenny Holiday

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Sometimes I get the urge to read something light and fun, and SLEEPING WITH HER ENEMY certainly fits the bill. What I didn’t bargain for was how much I would enjoy this book, or that I would add another name to my must-read list of authors!

Amy Morrison has just been jilted on her wedding day, and who should she run into but Dax Harris, her office enemy. Surprisingly, while he and Amy have always sniped at each other, Dax couldn’t leave her alone when she was so obviously heartbroken and torn apart. So, he bought her a drink (or several) and then whisked her away to safety to his island home. Amy decided then to enjoy life as a single woman, something she’s missed out on during her seven long years with her ex, and who better to have casual hookups with than Dax, the king of hookups himself? Continue reading

Review: Only For A Night by Naima Simone

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Unbelievable hotness packaged in one dynamite of a story!

The first in The Lick Series, ONLY FOR A NIGHT is full of dirty, carnal sex scenes, but don’t let that scare you away. At its heart is a romantic story of a love that triumphed over time, abuse, insecurities and maybe even death. Let Rion (man, I love that name!) and Harper sweep you away into their erotic second chance at love. I can’t wait for the next book in the series! Continue reading

Review: The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon

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THE BASTARD BILLIONAIRE is hot yet sweet, with sympathetic, unforgettable characters you root for. I was so invested in Eli and Isa’s story that I was disappointed when I reached the end!

Eli is a bear to work for, but Isa stood her ground and wouldn’t let him run her off. I love that while Eli was attracted to Isa’s beauty, it was her fiery spirit that captivated him and “felled” him. Because of Eli’s insecurities due to his prosthetic limb, the story was full of angst and bittersweet longing on his part, yet Isa’s ready acceptance of him–all of him–finally made him realize there’s this woman who didn’t care about his missing limb, because she saw him–the man underneath the physical attributes. Although of course, aside from his missing leg, he was all man, every mouthwatering, muscled part of him.

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