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New Moon (Moon Series Book 8) - Lisa Kessler

Jaguar shifter Sebastian Severino is a loner. Having been his father’s assassin for years, he trusts nobody and nobody trusts him.  Isabelle Wood is a wolf shifter and a bounty hunter. She’s determined to take down the evil organization that was responsible for her father’s death, starting with it’s crown prince. When her wolf claims him as her mate while her knife is at his throat, she can’t bring herself to kill him even as she denies what her wolf is telling her.

This is the final book in Lisa Kessler’s Moon series and I think it’s my favorite. I simply fell in love with Sebastian and Isabelle. They book had to go through so much to find family and love in the end, especially Sebastian. It makes me sad that this is the last of a great series. A great book. I highly recommend.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

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Demon Lore - Karilyn Bentley

Gin is an empath which means she has the ability to real people’s feelings and thoughts by touching them. She also shares a bond with her brother T. Gin is an E R nurse. Then one of Gin’s co-workers is assaulted. Then a strange silver bracelet with a mind of it’s own appears in Gin’s pocket urging her to put it on. Then things change and Gin is introduced to a sexy  guardian named Smyhte and his colleague . Gin also learns her bracelet: the Justilia was created to slay demons and she is now a Demon Slayer. Also there are demonic minions and certain guardians that want to see Gin dead. People show up by a portal to kill Gin.  Gin’s brother T encourages Gin to put on the bracelet so Gin does. Then Gin is kidnapped by a demon.

I liked this story a lot. The plot was very good and I really enjoyed the story. This also kept my attention from the beginning to end. I loved the twists and turns. Even though Sargon was a demon it made me snicker with his love of peanut butter. I loved the bond between Gin and T. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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Bite Somebody Else - Sara Dobie Bauer

Imogene and Celia were at their favorite dive bar The Drift Inn and Celia was talking about her upcoming wedding. Celia and Imogene are vampires. Celia is pregnant by her human fiance. Ian. Celia was “ special” even for a vampire. Imogene was a blood dealer. Wharf was Imogene’s maker and her sex buddy as well as she sold blood to him. Imogene had met Wharf when she was twenty three and homeless in Miami. Imogene met the specialist Dr. Rayna Savage had called in about Celia- Nicholas . Imogene cut in while he was dancing with Dr. Savage . Imogene thought Nicky as she called him was handsome. But she didn’t trust him even if he was a vampire. Imogene had mixed emotions about Nicholas between really wanting to see him naked and really wanting to punch him in the face. Nicolas came to Imogene about buying blood and she asked Nicholas if he wanted to have sex  and Nicholas said he wasn’t interested in her. Imogene couldn’t figure it out guys were always interested in her since she was thirteen. Dr. Sawyer’s boyfriend Dean refused to let Nicholas stay any longer in their home once he learned “ Rain” and Nicholas had been lovers and Nicholas had painted the nude painting of the doctor in the house. Nicholas ended up moving in with Imogene as Ian and Celia didn’t have the room.

This was a good story. It had a slow beginning for me but once it got going I really enjoyed it. I chuckled at times while reading this. I liked the plot. I loved how Imogene was portrayed so opposite to Nicholas at least that side of Imogene  at first anyway. I like how she grew as the story went on. I loved how protective Imogene was of Ian and Celia. I also loved the way the baby was in Celia’s stomach and laughed and her first word was the f word she had learned from her future godmother and aunt Imogene. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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Not Another Rock Star (Hot Under Her Collar Book 3) - Amber Belldene

Suzannah/Suze is a young Episcopalian minister who is trying to get a food pantry going. Rushmore/Rush is a rock star who has been classically music trained and steps in to play the organ at church one Sunday even though he  hates church. Rush is hiding out from everyone : his band the media . Rush has been diagnosed with a disease and he is keeping that a secret from everyone even the band. Rush is in the process of trying a new treatment out. Rush is afraid he will go deaf and not be able to perform music anymore. At first Rush and Suze just don’t get along  as Suze has the memory that she had dated before and had been painfully dumped by a rock star. But there was an attraction between Suze and Rush right away. Suze tried to fight it at first but it didn’t work and she finally decided to let Rush  in.

I liked this story a lot but at times got a little confused. However this was well written and I liked the plot. I like how Rush encourages Suze  and how she was always there for him. This kept my attention and I did enjoy this book. But I did feel the ending was a little rushed but did not ruin the story for me. I liked the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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Island Idyll (A Sexy, Beach Romance Novella) (Bandicoot Cove) - Jess Dee

Sienna had been with Ben eight years and they were engaged. But Ben was married to his job and slowly Sienna seemed to mean less and less to Ben and she broke the engagement three months earlier. Kylie is Sienna’s friend and she mentions Sienna going to the soft opening of the new luxury resort called the Bandicoot Cove. While throwing seashells in the ocean Sienna decides to let go of the past and move on. While at the Cove Sienna runs into her HS crush- who she hasn’t seen in twelve years-Josh who is a tech expert there. Then Sienna discovers she still has a spark for Josh and this time round he was interested in her. Although she does find out most all of Josh’s HS fantasies included Sienna. But then Ben her ex fiance shows up at the island and wants to win Sienna back and become engaged again. But Sienna doesn’t want to just walk away from Josh.

I liked this story. It was a novella so a quick read. But it had a lot of action. I loved Josh  and how carefree he was and Ben for how sorry he was for taken Sienna for granted so much and that he had hurt her. I did like the plot but not too much into menage but understood here. I did wish was longer But I did like the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

great story and characters

Fierce Obsessions (The Phoenix Pack Series) - Suzanne Wright

Riley woke up with a horrible hangover from Tequila. Then she remember the Phoenix had thrown a birthday party for their head enforcer Tao. Riley had come to the pack six months ago for sanctuary with two orphaned shifter  - a cheetah cub who was two named Dexter and a viper who was four named Savannah.  Riley was a lone raven shifter who refused to give the Phoenix pack a reason she wasn’t with a flock. Even then and despite the fact she hadn’t accepted or decline their offer to join the pack. And still treated Riley like she was pack. Or most of them did. Riley rarely slept the whole night through. Then Riley realized she was sleeping next to Tao Lukas the head enforcer. Worse off the had sex and  a lot of it through the night and Tao didn’t even like Riley even though he may want her and acted possessive of her. Worse off Riley’s raven wanted Tao with a primitive intensity since Riley had met Tao. Tao was fearless, brutally blunt, action oriented and forceful. Tao had no time for patience or diplomacy. Riley admired Tao’s refusal to tailor his judgements to placate others. Riley had super bad judgement when it came to men. Riley told Tao they needed to forget the night before had ever happened and went into the bathroom Tao charged into the bathroom and told Riley she didn’t want to forget last night that she wanted to do it over and over and so did he. Tao also said he would not let Riley forget the night before. At first Tao didn’t like Riley but over time Riley had charmed both Tao and his wolf. And earned her respect with her wit, fearlessness, and the protectiveness she displayed for the young. Riley kept most people at an emotional distance. Tao knew Riley argued with him, snorted at him, challenged him, and poked him. Tao asked Riley to let him in just a little and lat what they had play out and she surprised Tao by saying okay. Riley’s uncles were having a surprise anniversary party shot for them by Riley’s flock  Riley’s good friend Lucy- was also the alpha’s daughter-  showed up to ask Riley to please attend as they uncles would be so happy then and Riley finally agreed but so did Tao. Lucy’s uncle’s- Ethan and Max- had mated before she was born but when her parents died when Riley was four and her uncles stepped right in to raise her. Riley had left her flock four years ago and hadn’t been back.

I loved this story and everything about it. A slightly different slant- a wolf shifter and a raven shifter being true mates also how Riley brought to the pack A cheetah cub and a young viper and all in one wolf pack and loved it. I missed sleep reading this story I just didn’t want to put this down. Two settings and I was done. Never lost my interest for a second. I enjoyed this and everything about it. I loved how Tao’s and Riley’s relation grew as time went on. I loved how the pack excepted Riley and Dexter and Savannah. There was nothing to complain about I have a new favorite shifter book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs and action in this story and I highly recommend.

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Falling for the Fake Fiance - Jennifer Blackwood

Jill was to get a quarter of her grandmother’s- Grammy- estate but will only get the money if she is married by her thirtieth birthday which was in two months. If Jill is not married the money will go to her grandmother’s favorite charity. Jill had been closer to her grandmother then her mother Deborah. Jill had a daughter named Emily who was seven years old who was very smart and went to a private school. Emily’s father- Jake- had not even stayed around to see what sex Emily was instead when Jill was in labor he stole her bank card and went to a casino. Every guy Jill ended up with just seemed to be garbage. Jill’s best friend’s were Mia and Kate. Jill was worried about keeping Emily at Brighton College Prep School. Jill wanted nothing more than to be out of her mother- Deborah’s and brother- Gage’s debt. They had been helping Jill for the last year pay the private school’s tuition. Maybe Jill had lost the ability to love. Then Jill let Kate talk her into a single’s speed dial social but that wasn’t going to well. Then Jill left the social to go up to the room Kate had said she was in when she knocked Aaron opened the door. Jill hadn’t seen Aaron in eleven years. Aaron had just got out of the army and was helping his father with his business until he started a job in D C.

I like this story a lot. It had my interest from the first page of this book until the last. But it did drag a little for me. I liked the plot and the pace for the most part. I loved Jill and Aaron together and how Aaron was with Emily. I was rooting for Aaron and Jill. I also thought Emily added a lot to the story and enjoyed her. I did feel this was a little unrealistic that all of sudden Jill are Aaron realize they are in love but still enjoyed it. I loved the characters and the ins and outs and I recommend.

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The Wedding Date Bargain - Mira Lyn Kelly

Max wanted to punch his best friend Sean in the face but the church was not the place to do it. Normally all the bull Sean spewed to the press and females didn’t bother Max.  Max was a cop and his partner  C J was getting married. Max was a follow the rules kind of guy but Sean had brought the one person that Max has problems following the rules around - Sarah Cole. One week ago Sarah had almost slept with Max  now she was here with Sean who Max didn’t know was Sarah’s boss. Max loved Sean like a brother but no girl he cared about was getting in with Sean.  Maax has the reputation of being a player but he was getting tired of different women all the time. Sarah hadn’t really dated anyone in eleven months and that had been a flop and he was a butt of major proportions Sarah thrived on the challenges of her career. The last person Sarah had involved with was Corey who was a butt and and she had been engaged to that was four years ago. Eight years ago Sarah and Max had become unexpected friends. Sarah had thought about Max a lot and wished she had made a different choice. Sarah’s smile had hit Max like a freight train all those years ago and he worked to get that smile as often as he could. Sarah had also loved Max’s smile. Piper was Sarah’s best friend and they had known each other since first grade. Sarah had a mission to get rid of her virginity. Max used to walk Sarah home after the library closed. But eventually Max let Sarah go because there was things Sarah wanted that she would not have been able to have with Max. But here Sarah was again and he wasn’t going to let her go as quickly this time. But Sarah knew Max wouldn’t be helping her out with her mission as he had the chance eight years ago and turned her down.

This was a good read. I loved how Max was very protective of Sarah even if it was even if it was the best thing for her. I loved Sarah and Max together they were just right. I didn’t want to put this down once I started it. I loved Sarah and Piper’s friendship. I liked the closeness of Max and his fellow cops. I

liked the plot a lot. This drag at times for me. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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Secrets of Southern Girls: A Novel - Haley Harrigan

Julie tells herself it’s not your fault she is dead. She had told herself this same thing for ten years. But it’s a lie and Julie knows it. Julie had just been in a scene in a workshop for actors and screenwriters that had hit close to home. Julia is a tour guide on a bus in NYC.  Julie has a daughter named Rebecca/Beck. Evan is Beck’s father who is an actor. Is in a private kindergarten paid for by her father. Julia feels Beck is poised and smart even at her young age. Julie’s best friend was Brighton. How long had Julie told herself acting would change her life. No more part time jobs ? Julie also teaches Yoga classes . Brighton is the only one of Julie’s college friends who chose her over her ex husband -Evan- after their divorce. Brighton used to be an actor but was a double major in college and had degrees in both drama and finance. He really seems to like the financial job he chose. Julia is thinking of Ruby again as she does most every day. Julia is with Brighton at a jazz club where Brighton’s boyfriend is in the band. Julie realizes that August is at the bar. This is the third time August has found her although he would have no way of knowing it. The most recent contact was the letter from six months ago. The email was the first attempt to contact Julie three months before the letter, Julie and August finally meet up and he asks for Ruby’s diary. Julie hadn’t even known Ruby kept a diary and then August convinces Julie to go back to Mississippi to see if they can find the diary.

I liked the story but I did get a little confused at times. It dragged some at times for me also. But I did enjoy reading the pages of Ruby’s diary. I like the plot and couldn’t wait to find out what really happened to Ruby. It did keep my attention all the way through the book. I liked the characters a lot and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

Moonlight by Lisa Kessler Free For a Limited Time!!

 

Embrace your destiny…

Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf’s biggest challenge is keeping his kin’s true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.

Lana Turpin doesn’t realize she’s a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she’s being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back–even though she’s never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.

It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls…mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her…and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.

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To Tame a Wild Lady: A Duke-Defying Daughters Novel - Ashlyn Macnamara

Lady Carolyn/Caro Wilde was the second daughter of the Duke of Sherrington. Since the kid Gus came to  Sherrington manor at the end of the school  term he had begged Caro for riding lessons. Gus was seven but wanted to jump the big hedges the way Caro did. Caro wants to join the next great hunt. Caro was determined to be allowed to ride in the male oriented sport of Hunting. Caro was not interested in gossip or drinking tea with other young ladies as was appropriate Gus’s father was married to Caro’s sister. Caro found Gus in a ditch but she was having problems lifting Gus out of the ditch. Then a man rode up named Adrian and said” it appears to me that you need my. help”. Then he realized one of the people in the ditch was a female and told her they had to get the boy to the manor and get a doctor. Caro was blaming herself when Lizzie- her sister said no one actually knew when Gus would wake up. Adrian was born out of wedlock but was raised with an education. Adrian’s mom was a tenant of Lord Wyvern and the Lord’s wife decided to take Adrian under her wing therefore he received an education he learned everything there was to learn about managing an estate ..  Adrian was hired to work for Caro’s father as the new estate manager as there had been a recent exposure that the  old manager was embezzling the family so then they had needed a new estate manager. Adrian was to get the estate back into good standing. Adrian feels they need to plant the fields. But Caro wants that land to work and train her horses .Caro’s father was in bed most of the time with one imaginary illness after another.  Adrian and Caro are attracted to each other. Caro had no plans of marriage or children.

I basically enjoyed this story for the most part, it just didn’t WOW me in any way.So I did have mixed feelings about it. It dragged some but not enough to make me want to stop reading. I liked Adrian’s character a lot but wasn’t crazy about Caro who to me was very self centered and selfish. Then all of a sudden she falls in love with Adrian even though they can’t publicly be together but will change herself completely for the man just didn’t sit right with me not realistic as far as I am concerned. This had a pretty good plot. I liked the ins and outs of the story but still had mixed feelings. I would have liked to rate this a 3.5.

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From London with Love: Rebellious Brides - Diana Quincy

Emilie’s wedding day was ruined for the second time in five years by Hamilton Sparrow. The wedding this time was to be the grand society wedding of an untitled heiress to a much admired grandson of a Duke, a promising diplomat who charmed everyone he met- the Honorable Edmund Worsley. But it was the image of another man that flashed before Emilie, another groom who had said the morning they were to have wed that he was sorry but he couldn’t marry her. Even though Sparrow was not there or so Emilie thought he was managing to ruin her wedding again. Emilie was determined to shove Hamilton’s memory out of her mind and into the past. Emilia told told herself she was just having wedding day nerves. Even if Edmund sometimes seemed to forget she existed not in a mean way but just like she was an afterthought.But at other times he gave her his full focus and mesmerized her with the promise of the adventures they would soon share. Emilie didn’t love Edmund but she was enchanted by the life he could offer her. Emilie loved to draw and paint. Emilie was her father’s only heir and to inherit a large fortune.  The marriage would give Emilie everything she wanted, escape from her boring country life , to keep her promise to her grandfather , and to avoid a long and lonely spinsterhood. She did respect and admire Edmund. Then Emilie heard a voice she recognized fro a long time ago- Hamilton or Sparrow as he was called, he stepped out and told Emilie she mustn’t go through with the wedding. Then Sparrow added he could not allow it . the Emilie told Sparrow she would not let him ruin another wedding for her. Then Sparrow just tossed Emilie over his shoulder . Hamilton Sparrow had been invited to the wedding but then he had seen Pierce Graves who was a hired killer at the wedding . Sparrow saw Graves track Emilia until she entered St. George’s. Sparrow had worked with Graves before in another life and recognized all the signs of a professional planning for his next kill. Sparrow wondered why Emilie but that would be after he got her to safety. Then Sparrow told Emilie there was a hired killer at her wedding. Sparrow was now Lord Vales. Sparrow takes Emilie to a cottage in a seaside village that he had inherited, Sparrow had been hurt by a woman and swore never to open his heart again and just to have casual sex. No relationships. The woman who broke Sparrow’s heart had been a spy who leaked valuable information to the French which ended with the capture, torture and deaths of a number of Sparrow’s men. Then Sparrow starts to get to really know Emilie and develops feelings for her but could Emilie forgive him for jilting her ?

I liked this story but found it to have something lacking for me. Maybe realizing who the villain is without any doubt. But I did really enjoy the story otherwise. I enjoyed the action and this had a good plot. I loved the ending. I didn’t want to put the book down until I found out why Emilie was wanted dead. This is fast moving. I liked the slow build up to the romance in this story. I did chuckle at times while reading this story. I liked the characters and the ins and outs of the story and I recommend.

Hard to Handle (Gargoyles Series) - Christine Warren

Michael /Drum was a man blessed with four  independent sisters. Drum had a persistant tingling at the back of his neck  had plagued him with an reachable itch for the last six months. Through dreams Drum was having persistent dreams of things he refused to name and would prefer not to remember. Drum impressed on his family not to take silly chances in today’s world. The family was meant to stick together and watch each others back Drum owns a bar called Skin And Bones. Drum and his family has gifts that set them apart Drums gift  is he can find things. His sister Maeve has the gift of sight. Drun did not like his sister being out alone at night. That was the night he met Ash and his life was changed forever. Ash was the first of her kind and she has no idea why she woke up or woke her up. Ash is a woman Gargoyle who is to protect humans. The Order of Darkness  is a threat coming closer to being a problem.  Drum and Maeve .are the only ones there and they aren’t Wardens. But Ash has to accept their help. It didn’t take long for evil to come after Ash. In the heat of the battle Drum discovers he has more gifts that he hadn’t known about and is actually a warden. Drum and Ash are very attracted to each other.

I liked this story but had mixed feelings. I had some trouble with things being repeated like Drum complaining about having his life  interrupted by Ash Also there was too many villains and they didn’t last very long. I did like the fighting scenes. At times this drags for me. I liked the plot. I didn’t like Drums whining it took him awhile to man up and this annoyed me so as I said I had mixed feelings.

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Tangled in Texas - Kari Lynn Dell

Delon woke up mad at the world. No difference than any other morning in the last four months. He had been hurt at the end of the best rodeo season Delon ever had. He had been trampled by a horse and his lung collapsed and his leg was messed up also. Delon was to see a new physical therapist. His sessions were getting to be very frustrating that only showed the lack of progress. Delon had a son with Violet named Beni. Delon and Violet weren’t together and he just let her do whatever she wanted to do as long as Beni was ok Violet had been Delon’s childhood friend and in his heart he wanted to get together with Violet and the three of them with their son Beni be a family. But she was involved with a rodeo man named Joe. Delon had to have his knee reconnected. Then a person from his past was to work with Delon her name was Tori Delon had been with Torin for five to six months. Ten she was gone without goodbye or anything. Tori was a rich girl and had walked on the other side. The voice- Tori’s voice- whispered through Delon’s memories for seven years. Delon had been one of the top bareback riders for years. Tori was sure she could be Delons therapist but she would do her best to be successful with him. Tori had been married but her husband died. Delon’s father owned Sanchez Trucking. Delon’s brother was leaving for North Dakota so Delon agreed to take his load so it didn't affect the business. Delon feels he is different and doesn’t even really like himself. Delon and Tori were taking the time to really getting to know each other and go slowly into a relationship.  

I liked this story . a lot. I liked Tori and Delon together and I rooted for them. I love how they slowly went into a relationship even though the attraction was still very strong.But they are taking time to get to know each other. I loved Shanee as a character and felt she added to the story. This did drag at times.at times. This did make me chuckle at times. It did get a little repetitive at times and a little confusing . But i really liked the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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Yours and Mine: Freshman Forty #2 - Christine Duval

Laurel and Danny had a one night stand one year ago. Laurel had been up with Danny every summer for the last three years. Laurel was a couple years younger than Danny.   Then Laurel shows up on Danny’s doorstep  with a little girl that is Danny’s daughter. Laurel wants Danny to give up all his parental rights. But Danny wants to be in his daughter’s -Carolyn- life now that he know he has a daughter. Laurel ends up in court with Danny and the judge orders shared custody arrangement. Laurel has a player on/off again boyfriend. She isn’t close to her father and her mother died when she was a preteen. Laurel is secretive and withdrawn. Laurel has difficulty in sharing her feelings or recognizing feelings in other people. Danny has been working a full time job for a long time and was now working on his Master's degree in Homeland Security.

I like this book a lot. I liked the plot. But I felt Laurel was selfish and immature. This was fast paced and kept my attention. But I would have liked more background. This was a quick enjoyable read. I liked the characters a lot and loved the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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Cowboy Pride - Anne McAllister

Brenna was widowed and pregnant and she returned home to her father’s ranch. Her father had a stroke and Breena had to help him and with the ranch. Jed is raising his ten year old nephew Tuck. But he also had to prove to the authorities he is the best thing for Tuck. It is suggested that Tuck take art classes as he is very talented. Brenna misses her husband he was her best friend but she hadn’t loved him. Brenna had always loved her teenage love Jed.  Breena had left to become a famous artist. Jed never let anyone else touch his heart after Brenna. Even though Jeb had ended the relationship ten years ago. Jed doesn’t want to see Brenna. Brenna started giving Tuck private art lessons. Tuck loves Brenna and thinks she needs a husband and and his uncle Jed should be the man she marries it would help them all. Jed does ask Brenna to marry him and surprisingly she accepts.

I liked this story a lot. The plot was good as was the writing . I loved Brenna and Jed together and rooted them on. I loved Tuck and felt he really added to the story. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.