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No Fear - Allie Harrison

Emma pulled with all ehr waning strength against her binds. She felt the terrot swirl at herself for being caught. Then Emma sensed she was no longer alone. The night had already been filled with so much horror she had seen unthinkable things and she had done as equally bad. She didn't look at him, wouldn’t let him see her terror. Then he said “ Hello Emma”. Emma had never heard a voice so smooth, as rich as the voice with which he spoke those two words. Still she worked not to dwell on that voice that compelled her to to turn and look into his eyes. He tried to convince Emma to look into his eyes and she refused. He told Emma he admired her strong will. He had admired her from a distance for awhile now. He said he knew how hard it was for her to do what she did to Mary Jenkins. He applauded her for it. Despite the fact he felt she owed him and what it would cost her. He had turned her friend Marcy. James was cloaked with the falling dusk. It had been five five years since she had felt a vampire close by. Emma had been attacked years ago. Emma, Gray had to make sure she was safe. Jilly was at the cemetery at night, standing before a stone- Amanda McComb beloved sister- the date of birth and death were carved in the stone. The death was one year ago today. It seemed like yesterday when Jilly sister Amanda had succumbed to that dreadful disease she had fought so hard to beat. A childhood  prank in a cemetery had left Jillian/Jilly scared for life. Now she was there to face her fear head on. Jilly talked as if Amanda was there and told her she had met a man. He also lives on the island so she wouldn’t have to travel to see him. He sent her roses at work. Graves started to open and bony grabbed her. Then they had her and told her they wanted her to stay there with them forever. James was the chief of police and at the cemetery where Jilly Had died. He thought getting out of Chicago and coming to Medusa Island hr would be able to end the evil he felt here before he had to see the dead bodies. James asked Duke what he had -Duke was the closest to a partner James had ever known. James had known Duke a long time.. James recognized Jilly, she had sold him his house. Duke said he didn’t know how she died, there was only some scratches on her cheeks and neck and Jilly looked terrified. James and Emma find a strong attraction between them when a storm isolates the island. But they have to face a dark killer who lives off the fear of others. Emma again became the target of a monster.

I enjoyed this this story. It keeps you reading to see what is going to happen next. It did drag for me at times but I did like the plot. I think this dwelled on James loving Emma a bit too much. I also thought there were just a few too many paranormal things in this- never thought I would say that. I think this is really more of a paranormal romance over being a mystery. As far as I am concerned this was definitely a unique vampire story. I did like James and Emma together when all was said and done. I did feel the ending was a little rushed. I did like the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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Dark Moon Wolf (Calling the Moon Book 1) - Sarah E. Stevens

Julie is a single mother who works as a librarian with a four month old baby- Carson- had turned into a wolf puppy on the full moon. Julia is totally confused and decides to go look for Carson’s father- Mac. Julie never told Mac she was pregnant. Julie tries to get in touch with Mac but can’t so she decides to go to his hometown with Carson. Julie finds Carson’s grandparents  who belong to the pack. But Mac had been murdered and he isn’t the only one from his pack who has been murdered. Lily is the pack leader of Mac’s pack and Julie shows prejudice toward Lily. . But now someone is after Carson. Julie does found out she has recessive wolf genes which means if she was bitten she could turn into a werewolf or die. The genes make Julie a Dark Wolf. Max had been murdered in Las Vegas. With the help of a friend Sheila who julie finds out is a witch. and Eliza who was a werewolf and a few other werewolves and they start hunting for the murderers.  

I really enjoyed this paranormal book. I do wish it had been longer. But I liked the plot and pace. It had my attention from the first page until the last page. This can be emotional and choke you up at times. I felt this was well written. I loved it had a lot of twists and turns. There were: wolves, witches, suspense, murder, mystery, betrayal, wolf pup power play, politics, experiments, action, loss, family, a Dark Wolf, and a lot more. I loved how the author  showed us a lot of different kinds of wolves. I also really liked how Julie didn’t have any special powers but she did find ways to contribute and help to try to find the murderers. I liked the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend..

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Living with Her One-Night Stand  - Noelle  Adams

Jill left her roommates  arguing and ran down t the to the tea shop- Tea For 2- that was under her apartment. Jill was meeting for the first time someone she had met online at a local bar. This was something Jill had never done before. The bar was about a half mile from the apartment to wait for her date. She saw two men at the bar- one was to old and one too good looking to be her date that she had communicated with from the app. Jill had been in a relationship with Ted  for four years she had even moved here with him when he went to grad school. But after she had worked and put Ted through school when he graduated he dumped Jill. It had been a year now and Jill was ready for someone new. Jill was twenty six and had only the one serious relationship- with Ted- in her life. Jill had met Ted her last year of college and they had only been dating five months when she had agreed to follow him here. But she has a new job now and is ready for a new man. But the blind date never showed and the handsome moved closer and they had started to talk. Usually Jill was awkward and stiff when it came to dating or even talking to men. Jill said during their conversation that she follows the herd when its going somewhere she wants to go otherwise she lets it pass by. Mostly Jill hangs out with the nerdy types as they were usually as socially awkward as she was. The man admitted he had sex without commitment as he wasn’t into commitments any more. At one time he had spent most of his life doing what everyone else did. He played sports, got good grades at school and went to a local college. Then he got a good but boring job as a CPA and he then brought a house in the same neighborhood as his parents and got engaged to Carly. But his life was vanilla. He did what everyone expected him too. He worked hard every day and followed the rules. But then BAM he found the world he was living in wasn’t the world he wanted. It changed everything so he quit his job, sold his house, and broke his engagement. Then he started to live his life differently, not doing what anyone expected him to do. Just doing what he felt like doing at any given moment. He didn’t fight the current anymore he rode the tide, he did work at tax time but Lucas- the man- wasn’t going into any office everyday. He wasn’t going to make promises to women he wasn’t sure he could follow through on. Jill then said they were in opposite motion in that she was looking for roots, for stability whereas he was trying to tear his roots out of the ground. Then Lucas suggests Jill live for the moment and she decided to go ahead and have a one night stand with a guy that she didn't even know his name and would never see again. Lucas had not planned to talk to Jill or take her back to his hotel room but she had been interesting. Pretty, and genuine. Then the sudden unnerving emotional connection they’de experienced had really moved him. Lucas was relocating to Blacksburg and was moving right into his apartment the next day. But when Jill had asked he had said he was staying the one night meaning the hotel, not the place. Lucas had come to Blacksburg for another new start  one of a series of new starts he had made for himself in the last two years. Jills clothes, makeup, her whole manner was unique, original, full of personality. Jill had seen on his back a large scar and asked him about it as she got ready to leave as he woke up and he said it was a scar he got from being a good boy. Jill woke up early th4e next morning and was glad she had went with him even though she didn’t know his name and would never see him again. Michele and chloe were Jills best friends they had all been roommates until Chloe lost her job and went back home to live at her parents. Steve was Michelle’s boyfriend and they fought a lot. Then they had a new roommate coming to live with them, he was a guy Steve had known at college and his name was Lucas and he was a nice guy. Jill like to feel comfortable and settled. Then the new roommate appeared and it was the guy- mhe was Lucas the man Jill had spent the night with. Lucas decided to let Jill lead the way and she acted like she had never met him and Lucas followed her lead. Jill had been avoiding Lucas for about a week going to her room right after work instead of hanging out with her roommates as she used to do. One evening when Jill got home from work Lucas and jill decided to try to be friends and even though Lucas wanted her in his bed again he told Jill he wouldn’t touch her unless she wanted him too.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a roller coaster ride, but a quick, easy fun read. I loved the pace and flow. I never had a problem with my attention from the first until the last page of this book. I loved how there was the insta lust but the story built up to a beautiful romance. I was so happy Lucas and Jill got their HEA. I loved Jill and Lucas together. I loved how Michelle. Chloe, and Jill were so close and there for each other. I felt bad for Michelle and Steve as if I were there with them all. I also really loved when Lucas reached out for his family and they were so happy to be there for him. This was a book I happily read in one setting. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend

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Soulmates (Drag.Me.To.Hell, #2) - Nadine Nightingale

Amanda was a witch and Alec was a witch hunter they were born and raised to hate each other as technically Amanda and Alec were enemies. Alec and Amanda want nothing to do with each other. Amanda is living in NY going to school at NYU and had a waitressing job - trying to live like a normal person with a magic free life and that wasn’t easy. She keeps having nightmares of Alec being hurt and dying. Amanda had promised to not try to contact Alec but something is going on. The nightmares are really wearing on Amanda. Amanda is also still dealing with the feeling of betrayal she feels from Alec.   She also feels like she is constantly being watched. Then weird things start to happen and Amanda starts to question what is going on and maybe she is in danger. Then one morning Jesse- Alec’s brother- shows up on her doorstep with a barely conscious Alec who looks like he has been attacked. Jesse begs Amanda for her help. Alec and Amanda had wanted nothing to do with each other and Alec had basically been a butt to Amanda but she can't turn her back on him and not try to help him. Alec had sold his soul and only had a few days until his time to live was up. So Amanda gets help from her best friend Bonnie who uses Cajun voodoo and starts out to try to help Alec. Bonnie and Chelsea were Amanda’s roommates.  

I really enjoyed this book until the end and then found a big cliffhanger and i hate cliffhangers. And that brought down my rating quiet a bot. I did like the way Amanda and Alec interacted with each other when he wasn’t being a butt. But then again Amanda isn’t always the nicest person and even calls herself a bitch. I loved the twists and turns in this book. I also really wanted Amanda and Alec to work things out and be happy together. This was fast paced and I really liked the plot. This had: witches, witch hunter, demons. A demon strip club. Selling a soul. Love, action, suspense, emotional turmoil, a little voodoo, mystery, and so much more. You should read the first book before this one to have all the background and things read smoother at least I think so. I liked that the author showed some of Amanda’s past to show us why she acts like she does. Alec could be very confusing and frustrating. Even though I had really liked this book the cliffhanger really disappointed me. I do wish i could have rated this a 3.5 though

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Soulmates (Drag.Me.To.Hell, #2) - Nadine Nightingale

Amanda was a witch and Alec was a witch hunter they were born and raised to hate each other as technically Amanda and Alec were enemies. Alec and Amanda want nothing to do with each other. Amanda is living in NY going to school at NYU and had a waitressing job - trying to live like a normal person with a magic free life and that wasn’t easy. She keeps having nightmares of Alec being hurt and dying. Amanda had promised to not try to contact Alec but something is going on. The nightmares are really wearing on Amanda. Amanda is also still dealing with the feeling of betrayal she feels from Alec.   She also feels like she is constantly being watched. Then weird things start to happen and Amanda starts to question what is going on and maybe she is in danger. Then one morning Jesse- Alec’s brother- shows up on her doorstep with a barely conscious Alec who looks like he has been attacked. Jesse begs Amanda for her help. Alec and Amanda had wanted nothing to do with each other and Alec had basically been a butt to Amanda but she can't turn her back on him and not try to help him. Alec had sold his soul and only had a few days until his time to live was up. So Amanda gets help from her best friend Bonnie who uses Cajun voodoo and starts out to try to help Alec. Bonnie and Chelsea were Amanda’s roommates.  

I really enjoyed this book until the end and then found a big cliffhanger and i hate cliffhangers. And that brought down my rating quiet a bot. I did like the way Amanda and Alec interacted with each other when he wasn’t being a butt. But then again Amanda isn’t always the nicest person and even calls herself a bitch. I loved the twists and turns in this book. I also really wanted Amanda and Alec to work things out and be happy together. This was fast paced and I really liked the plot. This had: witches, witch hunter, demons. A demon strip club. Selling a soul. Love, action, suspense, emotional turmoil, a little voodoo, mystery, and so much more. You should read the first book before this one to have all the background and things read smoother at least I think so. I liked that the author showed some of Amanda’s past to show us why she acts like she does. Alec could be very confusing and frustrating. Even though I had really liked this book the cliffhanger really disappointed me. I do wish i could have rated this a 3.5 though

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Forest of Thorns and Claws - J.T. Hall

Donavi=on was British but spent a lot of his life in Sumatra, Indonesia, Donovan was a veterinarian. He is involved in in conservation of tigers habitat and tiger rescue. He runs  a research and conservation center. And fights to save the rainforest. Donovan’s speciality is tiger conservation. He also fights for land that is supposed to be federally protected land where rare and endangered species of flora and fauna are. But also unknown to humans including Donovan a tiger shifter clan or were tigers live. Donovan had been rescuing a tiger who had been injured by poachers and was bitten. The timing was not good as a company was looking to but some jungle land for agriculture. Donovan isn’t feeling very good since he was bitten. Kersen is from the tiger shifter clan and had lived his whole life in the jungle and didn’t know anything different.  But he must get his sister back from the tiger rescue then he finds Donovan was bitten by her and is starting to change into a were tiger and he will need help getting through that. The sooner Kersen gets Donovan away from humans the better. Kersen has to find a way to tell Donovan what is happening to him and help him survive the change. Kersen also realizes Donovan will help the fight against deforestation. Donovan and Kersen are attracted to each other. But Donovan may not be accepted by the people of Kersen’s village. Donovan is still an outsider with a very different background, education, and status then Kersen. Kersen’s people have hid themselves from humans for several centuries

I did really enjoy this book. I did love how the author portrays the problems of the rain forest and things about its people. I liked the story a lot for the most part but I didn’t realize Kersen was a male as I don’t read M/M or F/F romances. Although this story did pull me in and I just skimmed over or ignored the romantic/sexual parts. I did feel this was insta/lust/love but also know from reading that can be the way with shifters. I loved Donovan’s commitment to conservation and preservation of the rain forest as well as tigers. But things moved a little too fast for me for the most part.  I really liked how the author showed how human greed destroys animal habitats as well as the animals themselves especially endangered species. I recommend this book as long as it is realize it is M/M love interests.

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Truly Dead (Elise Sandburg Series) - Anne Frasier

Homicide detectives Elsie and David had left the Savannah GA PD and were starting to set up their own PI business after successfully solving a serial killer case in Chicago. Then they get a call from the ME Dr John Curry who is also a friend and he asks them to come back to Savannah and consult unofficially at a  tragic case involving murdered children. Children’s bodies had been stuffed in the wall of a house and one was put there recently and found by a demolition team as they were tearing down the house. Frank Remy had once lived in that house but the bodies were thirty six years old and put in the house before remy was arrested  all but one. But remy who was a brutal horrible serial killer had been put in jail and died there. Elsie’s father jackson had actually put Remy in prison. The recent body in the wall looked eerily similar like some homicides in Florida. Elsie was still severely messed up with PTSD from her kidnapping brutal rape and torture she had endured for three days with psycho killer Treman. Elsie refuses to be intimate with anyone because her body had been disfigured during the torture.  Weird things are happening around Elsie and sometimes it is hard for her to tell what is real and what isn’t and is erratic herself. David is in love with Elsie but knows she is nowhere near being ready for a relationship. So he is thinking about other options and getting on with his life. Elsie’s friend and Jackson’s lover was Strata Luna. Elsie and her father Jackson’s relationship was shaky but he warns her to back off from this case and to leave town but Elsie won’t. Elsie thinks Jackson know more than he is saying. The PD exhumes Remy’s body and things go wrong and Elsie and David get their jobs back at least for now.

I enjoyed this book but felt it was more about Elsie and her issues and relationship with David then the actual case. This is a dark read so be prepared. But this had a lot of twists and turns that I really liked. You keep reading as you want to see what is going to happen next you don’t want to put the book down. I did feel a little confused at times. This was depressing in a lot of ways bit a big one for me besides the children’s murders was Elsie did not have one happy moment in this entire book not one. If David was in love with Elsie why was she with someone else and then hid her in the shower when Elsie wanted to come in and talk about the case. Why didn’t he bring the woman out and let Elsie know he had been with someone if he was really trying to get on with his life? The ending was also a kind of let down I thought this would end with a bang but I was wrong oh well it happens. I did like there was a lot of action. I advise you to read the series in order. I liked the fast pace and plot. I also felt this was well written. Although realistically I don’t believe Elsie would be able to function as a detective. But I did enjoy this and I recommend this book

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The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend) - Linda Broday

Today was Houston’s wedding day. He was marrying Becky the only girl he had ever loved. She was ten and Houston was twelve when he fell in love with Becky.  His brother Sam was hurrying him up. Sam had been a Texas Ranger until he married Sierra and now he was the sheriff of Lost Point, Texas. Their father Stoker was glad Sam was close to the Lone Star ranch- home- now. Sam and Houston wondered if their other brother luke would make it to the wedding. He was out looking for the man who set him up for murder. Luke had a thousand dollar price on his head for robbery and the murder of a federal judge -Edgar Percival. Luke did show up for the wedding But then a shot rang out and Becky cried out and as she collapsed houston caught her and blood oozed from her chest. Luke whirled and fired and Sam jumped over bodies to capture the shooter. Becky died in Houston’s arms. Houston sat next to Becky’s cold body holding on to hre bloody weil. He wanted to grieve in private. He wanted to be left alone in the darkness of his soul. In the shadows he could pretend it was all a dream and Becky would wake up. Houston was lost in a thick haze . little thought could penetrate. Houston didn’t know how he could live without Becky. But then he found out from the man- Ernie Newman that killed Becky- that she had been cheating on Houston and was pregnant by the man- but was going to marry Houston anyway and lie to him as he would be a way better provider. The Doc conformed all this. Her lover had shot an killed Becky and his unborn child. Houston vowed never to trust love again. He would never speak Becky’s name again or allow it to be said in his presence. Betrayal still tore Houston to the core. But Luke’s life was a tangled mess worse than Houston’s. Luke and his brothers went for a ride. Luke said the man who had set him up and really murdered edgar Percival  was going by the name of Ned Sweeney. Luke asked if they could ask around and send some telegrams to see if anyone had heard of a man around going by that name. Sam said he still had ties with the Texas Rangers and his old boss captain O’Rielley. Sam and Houston had access to to people and Places Luke didn’t have. Luke had helped get rid of a outlaw mess and saved the people of the town and made that part of texas safer. Luke had also saved his brother Sam and the woman Sam was to marry Sierra. Houston felt it would take him a lifetime to forget the woman who ruined him. Lara Boone had been attacked,beaten, raped, and scarred and ended up pregnant and now a mother of a baby girl she named Gracie. Lara now needs protection from a very evil man that will stop at nothing to possess her. Stoker had lost at gambling and had put the Lone Star Ranch up for collateral. Now he came to Houston and said he had to marry a neighbor or they would lose the ranch. Houston agrees knowing he really doesn’t have a choice. Lara’s father held Stoker’s gambling debt and he would forget it if Houston married Lara and gave Gracie his last name. Lara agrees to the marriage for her daughter’s sake that she would have a last name. Lara and houston meet at the altar. Houston is on a tight schedule to take his cattle on a cattle drive and he has to find a cook. Lara volunteers to be the cook and goes with Houston. Gracie wraps houston around her little finger. Then that horrible man brings fear into the lives of Houston and Lara and the people they are protective of.

I loved this book. I loved the plot and the pace. I didn’t want to put the book down.this had my attention from the first page until the last. I was happy when Houston decided he really wanted his marriage to Lara to work. I loved watching Houston and Lara grow into a loving relationship. This was an emotional roller coaster and action packed and I loved it. If you read the books in order this will make more sense and you will have the background you need for this to run even smoother for you. I loved Lara and Houston together. Gracie added to this book also. I also loved how Houston saw Lara’s scar after he lifted her veil and he told Lara she was beautiful and he was a very lucky man. Also loved how Houston called Gracie his “ Little Angel”. I really couldn’t find anything to criticize while reading this book and loved that. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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Her Scottish Mistake - Michele de Winton

Janie is on a couples retreat vacation by herself She ;loves science and is an aspiring blogger. She is a small town girl from Texas who takes care of her father and brothers. Janie works at a small petting zoo handling snakes.  . Her boyfriend and cheated with her best friend and they were now to marry and she had even been invited and she had no intention of going to that wedding. So instead she was a ten day dream vacation in Thailand. Away from ex's,- boyfriend and bestfriend and their wedding date. She is by the pool and bumps into Blaine and spills her Pina Colada all over him. Janie invites him to her room to clean him up. Blaine is a well known personality in his own country of Scotland, who is hiding out from the Paparazzi  but Janie doesn’t know that. Blaine is happy to find someone who isn’t out to exploit him and is a real person. Blaine gives Janie the fake name Bevan. Janie and Blaine decide to spend their vacation together even though Blaine is suspicious of everyone. Janie finds out Blaine lied to her about who he was now she has to decide what to do. Janie couldn’t seem to resist Blaine. Blaine would do anything for his brother after the upbringing they had. Blaine had always been his brothers protector then and now always would be. Blaine got out of the spotlight to keep his brother safe. He also has to play fake fiance to a woman who isn’t helping his image. Press makes out that Janie trying to get her moment of fame being with Blaine and he doesn’t take that well. Blaine’s agent does manage to get them to a very private resort.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I lied it was a nice building romance. I laughed at times while reading this book. I loved the adventure Blaine and Janie had. I didn’t like the lie but understood why Blaine did it. However Janie calling her female parts Miss muffin annoyed me after a bit. Also when Janie kept referring to her ovaries . Why didn’t Blaine’s agent get him to that very private resort sooner? I did enjoy the descriptions of Thailand also. I didn't really feel the connection between Blaine and Janie until the end. I like janie still went on her dream vacation even if she had been hurt and was alone. I also liked that Janie didn’t run when her world got all topsy turvy. I did like the ending and the twists. This did have my attention from the beginning until the end. I liked the plot and pace too. I liked the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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Royally Roma (The Royals Book 1) - Teri Wilson

Julia had a prince in her bed and julia was a commoner or actually she was pretty much an outcast in American social circles. But in Rome she was just a nobody and julia loved that. It had been a while since Julia had looked at any kind of tabloid not since her father was the embezzler lucas Costa. Julia had sworn off all social media since her family’s turmoil had been a trending topic.Once again Julia had fallen for the wrong man her ex fiance had stolen all her money when everything came out about her dad.  Julia was now a tour guide while she studied for her PhD in Archeaology. Julia had mistaken the Prince for her next client an toike him on a private tour. When Julia looked at Harry she forgot to breathe. She needed more time to absorb this bizarre turn of events. Time to figure out what to do with him. Julia’s closest friend was Chiara. Julia hated anyone thinking she was naive, she had already played the role of the trusting innocent. She definitely wasn’t naive anymore. Just when things were turning around for Julia. Just when she thought fate may at last be on her side she met a prince and didn’t even know it at first. He had lied to her , got her fired from her job, and owed her money. He had lead Julia on a wild-goose chase through Rome. Then he made her want dangerous things and now it would all be front page news. She’d be the laughing stock of Italy. Reduced to little more than scandal again. Her face would be on every newsstand on every corner in all of Europe.  They would dig up her family history and say she was trying to extort the prince. Worst of all they would say julia threw herself at Harry. This was more about a pressing need than sex. This was about self respect and money. He owed her a lot- 1000 Euros. She wasn’t letting Harry out of her sight until he paid her. She had gave him a full day’s guided private tour. Then harry told he never carried money. What had the past two days meant to Harry- was she some royal joke? Niccolo/ Nico threw the front page of Repubblica on a pile of newspapers on the table. His Royal Highness Crown Prince of lazaretto. Nico was grandson to the king, heir to the throne, lord of the manor, duke of a few small territories. Sometimes Nico lost track of the royal titles. There were a lot. Out of all his various roles, one was a standup as far as grief it caused him , every headache, bout of insomnia, every clench of his jaw could be attributed to his one position only- older brother to Cassian La Torre - more often than not the role weighed on Nico more than all the others combined. Nico was the face of the Torre family. He was the P R man, the one who went from country to country shaking hands, cutting ribbons, supporting every charity under the sun and more often than not cleaning up after his younger brother. Nico was tired of covering up for his brother. So needing a break from his responsibilities he takes advantage of Julia’s mistaken identity of him as her next tour. But then Nico could not pay his bill and then his identity came out andher past is revealed.

I had mixed feelings on this book. The first chapter was on the present and then went to the near past in the next chapter and I didn’t really care for that. I did like the plot and fast pace for the most part. This was a light easy read. I would have liked more build up to the romance but also understood that Nico really didn’t have much time. I did enjoy how the author described things. I also enjoyed the adventure. Very unrealistic and I felt there should have been at least some realism. It very annoying a prince out and about with no money at all. Then took advantage of Julia’s mistake and went for an all day private tour and even cost her the tour job. I did chuckle at times though I did like the passion Julia showed for the history and archaeology of Rome since I have visited there. This did somehow managed to drag for me at times. I also felt the ending was just to abrupt. But as I said I had mixed feelings about this book.

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It Happened in the Highlands - May McGoldrick

On the cusp of their wedding, Lady Josephine Pennington was jilted by her fiance because of the talk and rumors surrounding her birth. Sixteen years later, Captain Wynne Melfort finds information that could help Josephine to uncover her past so he decides to right a wrong and help her uncover the mystery.

I’m not a fan of second-chance romances, but they aren’t usually a plot in historical romances. I decided to try it out of curiosity. This wasn’t a horrible story, per se. My problem was with Wynne. I didn’t like him or his story at all. The thing is, what he did to her in the beginning completely ruined her and her life. The more the author attempted to justify it, the more it made me not like him. I’m not sure if I’ll try anything more from this author.

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The Secret of Flirting - Sabrina Jeffries

From the moment Baron Fulkham met Princess Aurore of Chaney, he knows she’s not the princess, but an actress he met several years ago that totally entranced him. He’s determined to get to the bottom of why.

This was a great story as are all of this author’s books. She creates great characters in familiar settings, has a way of connecting the characters in her books seamlessly, and is able to throw in some good drama. This one had a couple of twists I hadn’t actually seen coming, but really enjoyed. Once I started this book, i didn’t really put it down until it was done. I look forward to her next book.

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Alpha Unleashed (Grizzlies Gone Wild) - Kathy Lyons

After being abruptly kicked out of the military for being outed as a shifter, Simon has spent the past 10 months living as a bear. When Alyssa tracks him down for help, he’s not ready to deal yet, but he’s eventually pulled in to help her in Detroit where the shifter community is up in arms.

This was a decent book. It literally starts off with a bang:) The author spent a lot of time building Simon’s inner-conflict as a shifter, something most shifter books don’t really spend much time with. It keeps moving at a steady pace. Both characters were well written. The book ends kind of of with a cliffhanger. I recommend.

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Forbidden - Elisabeth Naughton

Natalie’s best friend was recently found dead in a way that was too suspicion for her so she headed to New York to find the answers to her friend’s death. She didn’t count on the forbidden temptation of Luc.

This was a great story. Lots of steamy parts wrapped into the mystery that Natalie is trying to solve. I really loved Natalie’s determination.to find the answers. The author keeps you guessing at every turn. I can’t wait until the next installment! I highly recommend.

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Great Book and Great Characters

Protected (Deadly Secrets) - Elisabeth Naughton

Kelsey McClane is an up and coming designer, on the brink of success. Unfortunately, she’s also dealing with a stalking ex-husband who seems set on destroying her. Hunter O’Donnell, an old family friend, has been hired to protect her.

This was a great story that pulled you right in. I loved every minute of it as Kelsey and Hunter have to unravel what’s happening and deal with their attraction at the same time. The interactions between Hunter and her brothers in the end definitely earned some chuckling. I highly recommend.

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Good Book and Characters

Shadow Hunt - Melissa F. Olson

Scarlett is a null who lives in LA with her bargest Shadow. When something happens that turns her world upside down, she leaves town in a panic to figure out what to do. This puts Shadow and her partner Jesse in danger. She get through everything that is happening in order to survive.

This was a pretty decent story. My one complaint is it takes a while to explain things that took place in other books that is important information. I did like Scarlett and the journey she went through. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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