Review: At Close Range by Laura Griffin


When you read a Laura Griffin work, you know exactly what you’re getting, and that’s pulse-pounding action and excitement, as well as a hot and sizzling romance. There seems more of the romance in this book, and I, for one, am ecstatic about it.

The mystery and danger is closer to home this time, with a double murder, and the change from the terrorist plots of the previous books that I’ve read is a welcome change. Scott and Daniele’s chemistry is hot; I’ve always loved the trope of the hero falling or having the hots for the best friend’s little sister, and Ms. Griffin didn’t disappoint. I love every scene they had together–the intimacy, the conflict, the angst.

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Review: Playing with Fire by Kate Meader


PLAYING WITH FIRE is the magnificent, hot hot hot follow up to Flirting with Fire. What makes it hot? Dominant hero, saucy-mouthed heroine, power games in and out of the bedroom. Combine that with witty dialogue, and you’re in for an amazing ride you don’t want to end!

When firefighter Alexandra Dempsey saved major Eli Cooper’s life, it helps bring up his ratings in his bid for re-election. And the fake dating’s a win-win. But what happens when the fake turns all too real?

I’ve read a lot of books, and it’s rare to find one where both the hero and the heroine are larger than life. Rarer still for me to love both so much that I wish the book would just go on and on and on. (Ms. Meader, that’s a hint for Eli and Alex to have meaty cameo roles in the next book, if not a novella.) In some books, the hero would overshadow the heroine or vice-versa, but not so here! They’re both just so loud (in a good way) and bold and they’re just perfect for each other. Continue reading

Series: Hot in Chicago by Kate Meader

This series is drawing to a close, the third book will be out next year, I think, but it’s such a phenomenal series for me that I can’t help but highlight it.

Series Overview:

The series is about this group of foster siblings, the Dempseys, who all followed their foster father into firefighting in Chicago.

The Books:

This is the prequel to the series, featuring Beck Rivera and Darcy Cochrane.

This introduces the siblings and how they got the tattoos on their arms, but is nothing noteworthy, so it can be skipped.

Review to come soon. 4 stars.

Get it here.


Flirting with Fire is about one of the older Dempseys, Luke Almeida, and Kinsey Taylor. I started here in the series, and it was fun, funny (I laughed out loud several times) and there’s just something compelling about Kate Meader’s writing style that compels you to read onward. Ooh, and it’s also hot hot hot! Alexandra and Gage, the two younger siblings, also feature somewhat here with their eventual partners, Gage more than Alex, and his scene with Brady was hot and raw. If you love  to read mm, you’ll love the glimpses you’ll have of them here and you’ll probably run to get the next novella, which features them. Continue reading

Naughty or Nice?

This year, for some reason, I’ve read a bunch of Christmas stories and some I’ve lined up in my TBR pile when I haven’t in previous years. Anyway, with the holiday season approaching, I thought I’d share my Naughty or Nice list (thanks to St Martin’s Press for the idea and the banner!).

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I think I have more Naughty than Nice on the list. And in no particular order, here’s my list.


And all the best gifts worth giving…

On the Naughty List is a collection of holiday stories from some of today’s brightest stars Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Sugar Jamison, and Beth Ciotta.

Great stories to keep you hot this cold season! My review to follow.


Miss Gwen Prim is mortified that she attacked a duke, but even more concerning is the way her resolve melts when she’s near him. She’s never felt this way about a London gentleman in her life. And with the magic of Christmas in the air, she may end up with a proposal she didn’t expect…in this delightful Regency gem, The Duke and Miss Christmas by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey

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Review: If the Viscount Falls by @SabrinaJeffries @Pocket_Books “Sweet, romantic. Must read!”

From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries, the deliciously sexy fourth book in the “Duke’s Men” Regency romance series—the first of which was called “a totally engaging, adventurous love story” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick).

The heir presumptive to the Viscount Rathmoor, Dominick Manton once had his heart’s desire within reach—a bright future as a barrister and engagement to Jane Vernon, a wealthy baron’s daughter. Then a shattering betrayal by his vindictive brother George snatched away Dom’s inheritance and his hopes of offering Jane a secure future. Brokenhearted, and attempting to end their engagement without destroying Jane’s reputation, Dom staged a betrayal of his own to convince her that he’s not the husband-to-be that she thought.

Now George is gone and the viscountcy restored to Dom, since his brother’s widow, Nancy—Jane’s cousin and closest confidant—never bore an heir. But when Nancy goes missing, a panicked Jane calls on her former fiancé to track down her cousin. Dom knows the mistakes of the past may be unforgiveable—but now, entangled together in mystery and danger, will they rekindle a passionate longing that was never lost to begin with?

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Rating: 5 stars


I’m not a fan of second chance romance, but IF THE VISCOUNT FALLS made me change my mind. Sabrina Jeffries delivers a sweet, romantic tale of two lovers who found love with each other again after being separated for twelve long years by circumstances and sacrifice (or betrayal, depends on how you look at it). Continue reading