Review: Relentless by Cheryl Douglas

Relentless (Nashville Nights #5)Title: Relentless
Author:  Cheryl Douglas
Series: Nashville Nights
Publisher:  self
Format: ebook
ISBN: B008EW4MGY
Genre: Romance
Release date: June 25th 2012
Number of pages: 171

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Summary

Nikki Spencer is all grown up, but the world still sees her as the little girl she used to be. She’s ready to prove to her adoring public, and a certain rough riding rodeo champion, that sweet little Nikki isn’t as innocent as everyone seems to think.

J.T. McCall has a reputation as a rough rider, both on the bull-riding circuit, and in the bedroom. So what’s he to do when an innocent, like country crooner, Nikki Spencer, sets her sights on him? He plans to do what any good old country boy would do, save the lady from herself. But who will save J.T. when this little firecracker sets his world on fire?

My Thoughts
This book was sweet and fast. We already met these two in previous books and and we can actually see how they discover a way to be together.
Nikki is the perfect girl, daughter of Luc and is now trying a career as country singer. She’s really good and popular plus with the father she has every dream is becoming reality. She also have a plan for the next ten years and everything that matters to her is singing.
JT is Ty brother and after their parents sold the ranch, he’s following a very dangerous life as a rough rider, but he always thinks about miss Nikki and once they met again he’ll give her a night to remember.
Everything was fine so far for me, but the relationship didn’t evolved really well, plus there was no time and explanations about where things were going between these two. They are not my favorite couple but the book was good. Only wished to see more after they decided to be together. Nikki is set about her future and that’s great but she could also think about a love life on the side. She is not in tour the entire year and JT is the marrying kind now.

 

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Books in this Series

#1 – Shameless
#2 – Fearless
#3 – Ruthless

#4 – Reckless

#5 – Relentless

#6 – Heartless

#7 – Hopeless

#8 – Careless

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It took me thirty-seven years to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. I thought I’d found my calling. In fact, I worked as a nutritionist for twelve years before I finally admitted to myself that while I enjoyed my work, I couldn’t imagine doing it for the next thirty years.

My sub-conscious knew that I wanted to be a writer long before the conscious part of my mind decided to get with the program. While my sub-conscious was hard at work creating character profiles, plots and storylines, my conscious mind was telling me it was crazy to give up a successful business on the off-chance one of my manuscripts might rise to the top of someone’s never-ending slush pile. After years of listening to that negative voice, I was finally ready to stop making excuses, face the fear and follow my dream of becoming a full-time writer, no matter the outcome. I’m so thankful I did.

I love bringing my characters to life and I am so grateful to have readers who love those characters as much as I do.

When I take a break from writing it’s to spend time with my husband (a.k.a. my real life hero), my son, and my writing partner, Tia, a spirited Havanese who enjoys tapping her paw on my keyboard whenever I need a little comic relief.

www.cheryldouglasbooks.com

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Review: Beg For It by Stacey Kennedy

Beg For It (Pact of Seduction, #2)Title: Beg For It
Author:  Stacey Kennedy
Series: Pact of Seduction
Publisher:  Loose Id
Format: ebook
Genre: Erotica
Release date: May 29th 2012
Number of pages: 90

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Summary

The Pact of Seduction has one rule—fulfill your ultimate fantasy. Bella’s problem, she can’t live up to her vow. But her failure spins events that lead her into unknown territory. Kole, a Dom at the sex club Castle Dolce Vita, wasn’t part of her fantasy, but he’s about to show her he should have been.

Kole is more than willing to introduce Bella to BDSM since he’s held an interest in her for some time. But the feisty woman isn’t easily tamed and her strong personality proves to be difficult. While she might be determined to keep him at a distance, Kole has other ideas. He won’t allow her to shut him out.

A pact between best friends brought them together, emotional barriers tear them apart. Kole skillfully reminds Bella through pleasure and punishment that she is now his submissive, and her place is under his command.

My Thoughts
The first book on this series was really good and now we get to see how Bella fulfills her fantasy since this hole thing was her idea.
This book was not what expected because we started thinking Bella’s fantasy was having sex with another women, but everything changed and now we get to see her with uber sexy Dom Kole.
At first it was a surprise for me because she doesn’t act much submissive but things turned better than ever after I realized that these two have a really great chemistry, plus he made her surrender in such a glorious way.
In the first book we met him and I got the felling we would be seeing him again, but not with Bella, since he’s desire for pain is very strong and in this book he was very gentle and not everything he could be because he wanted her so bad and since is her first time in BDSM he tried to be strong but not excessive.
I liked these two together and the spicy scenes were really good, plus Bella needed to deal with some issues from her past and Kole was the perfect person to help her.
Cant wait for the next book now.

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Books in this Series

#1 – Bind Me

#2 – Beg For It

#3 – Untitled

#4 – Untitled

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Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and they even give you a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance eBooks bestseller lists.

Stacey welcomes comments from readers. You can find her at http://www.staceykennedy.com

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Review: Bind Me by Stacey Kennedy

Bind Me (Pact of Seduction, #1)Title: Bind Me
Author:  Stacey Kennedy
Series: Pact of Seduction
Publisher:  Loose Id
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781611185706
Genre: Erotica
Release date: October 11th 2011
Number of pages: 60

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Summary

Four best friends embrace their fantasies and make a pact of seduction to live out their deepest and darkest desires. The women place their lives in the hands of fate and one short straw declares Marley will be the first to awaken her secret wishes.

Reed, a Dom at sex club Castle Dolce Vita, has lived the BDSM lifestyle for awhile, but has yet to find a submissive that suits him. That is until he meets Marley, a woman seeking to indulge her fantasies.

As Reed guides her through a night of pleasure, Marley brings more to him than a perfect submissive–she stirs emotions in him long ago lost. By binding Marley, he runs up against his own limits, and now he has to choose between his self-protective barriers or surrendering to the wildfire Marley has reignited in his heart.

My Thoughts
The book start at Marley 25th birthday and she’s happy with her life but a bit bored. After some drinks are poured Marley and her three best friends decide to make a pact and fulfill their darkest fantasies. They share with the others and will help each other, Marley was lucky and she is the first.
Marley is a teacher and wants for one to be controlled as in a light BDSM adventure. That’s how we came to met Master Reed. He is a Dom in the Castle Dolce Vita club, a very exclusive environment to help people with BDSM life. Master Reed was looking for a new sub and came across Marley on the club forum website.
I liked how these two fit perfectly. She wanted a taste of this life and he’s an expert on light BDSM, but I felt so sad for him. After his girlfriend and sub broke their relationship two years ago, he never found a women that could touch his heart and fantasies. Marley does that and even more. Master Reed is a bastard for a short time but he come to his senses really fast and the end was sweet and sexy.
This was a novella that really entertained me. As a BDSM fan I could understand the plot and loved the characters personality. Now I can’t wait for the rest of the series to be released.

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Books in this Series

#1 – Bind Me

#2 – Beg For It

#3 – Untitled

#4 – Untitled

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Reed Tsk- Tsked: “Oh sweetheart I see doubt in those eyes. Doubt I do not deserve. He lowered the crop. “Have I not earned your trust and proved to pleasure you?”
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Review: The More I See by Lisa Mondello

Title: The More I See
Author:  Lisa Mondello
Series: Texas Hearts
Publisher:  Avalon
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781476431666
Genre: Romance
Release date: Published 2012
Number of pages: 192

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Summary

As a top-notch cutting horse trainer, Cody Gentry was riding high until he lost his eyesight after a freak chemical accident. Unable to see the hand in front of his face, never mind the horse or cattle he trained, he knows his life is over and slips deep into depression. His whole future hinges on the success of an eye surgery that could give him his old life back.

When guide dog trainer, Lyssa McElhannon, arrives on his ranch like Florence Nightingale coming to save him, he wants no part of her or her guide dog. But something about Lyssa’s musical laugh coupled with her tenacity digs under his skin and won’t let go. Having been blind most of her life, Lyssa understands the paralyzing fear Cody feels after losing his vision. But she refuses to let the stubborn cowboy waste his life away sitting in a chair when she knows first-hand that a good guide dog can change his world. She just needs one month to prove it to him.

Falling in love with Cody was not part of Lyssa’s plan, nor was having him open her eyes to see that there was a whole lot of living she’d been missing out on.

My Thoughts
This book tells the story of Cody Gentry and he’s related to Beau from the first book of this series. They are brothers and after do many years apart from each other it sounds like the family is coming together again since Beau is living on The Double T.
But the book is all about Cody and his sight problems. After a accident eight months he lost his sight and delved into a depression, especially since all his life the most important thing for him was the ranch and a blind guy is mostly useless on a ranch. That’s when his father brings home Lyssa.
Lyssa used to be blind and after a surgery got her sighting back, now she works with the only thing that kept her sane while without seeing, a guiding dog. She now helps other blind people to be independent and have a normal life with a dogs help. And that’s how she met Cody.
I loved how the author made these two character fit so well. They both have flaws and after arguing about the dog, both connected so well that is beautiful to see. Cody had to trust in her and Lyssa needed to lose some fears and start living more. The relationship that started between them was really special and I was cheering for them to be together at the end. Great book.

 

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Books in this Series

#1 – Her Heart for the Asking

#2 – His Heart for the Trusting

#3 – The More I See

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Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she’ll ever have. She’s not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she’d still be penning stories with paper and pen.  Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 350,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at http://www.lisamondello.blogspot.com or chat on Twitter at @LisaMondello.

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Review: His Heart for the Trusting by Lisa Mondello

His Heart for the Trusting (Book 2 Texas Hearts)Title: His Heart for the Trusting
Author:  Lisa Mondello
Series: Texas Hearts
Publisher:  Avalon
Format: ebook
ISBN: B007AWZGSM
Genre: Romance
Release date: February 15th 2012
Number of pages: 192

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Summary

Ever since Mitch Broader set foot in Texas, he dreamed of owning his own ranch. Now that he’s bought a share in the Double T Ranch, he’s one step closer to the dream. Then his past greets him in the form of a baby basket, complete with infant and birth certificate naming him as the father. He can’t change diapers and work toward his dream at the same time.
When Sara Lightfoot, “Miss Hollywood” in Mitch’s eyes, rescues him with her particular knack for handling his precocious son, he hires her on the spot as a temporary nanny. No matter how much Sara’s dark eyes and warm heart make this bachelor think of making their arrangement permanent, she’s made it perfectly clear she has other plans that don’t include him or his dreams.
Sara Lightfoot never thought she’d return to her home on the reservation. Now she plans to reclaim the life she left by going back to the reservation as a Native American storyteller, teaching the Apache children stories of their culture. She didn’t expect Mitch Broader’s sexy smile or job offer as a live-in nanny to derail those plans. After all she’s been through to come home, can she open up her heart once again to love?
My Thoughts

I do love a good romance and I expected more romance in this book, maybe because of Sara’s past, but I liked the twists this stories showed.

 

We met Mitch in the first book of this series and for me he was nothing more that another ranch hand, but we discovered in this book that he’s now starting a business on the ranch along with Beau. But what he’s really after is to buy his on peace of land. But one day Mitch ex-wife dumped a baby on his hand and disappeared.

 

That’s when Sara showed up. She was moving back home after a bad separation and knows how to take care of a little baby and since Mitch is very busy and don’t a thing about babies, she agreed to be a nanny until he finds another person to care for the little guy.

 

I liked how these two learned to live together and still protect the baby, especially after we realized that his mama is nothing but a gold digger and is only trying to take Mitch’s money by using the little baby.

 

What I didn’t like was the speed of the relationship, especially after we discovered how bad Sara’s husband used to treat her. She accepted Mitch is her life rally fast and we couldn’t see more that a kiss and these two are already telling the L world to each other. But I liked how Sara fought for Mitch and the baby.

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Books in this Series

#1 – Her Heart for the Asking

#2 – His Heart for the Trusting

#3 – The More I See

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Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she’ll ever have. She’s not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she’d still be penning stories with paper and pen.  Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 350,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at http://www.lisamondello.blogspot.com or chat on Twitter at @LisaMondello.

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Review: Her Heart for the Asking by Lisa Mondello

Her Heart for the AskingTitle: Her Heart for the Asking
Author:  Lisa Mondello
Series: Texas Hearts
Publisher:  self pub
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781465908490
Genre: Romance
Release date: February 8th 2012
Number of pages: 182

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Summary

Promises made…secrets kept…

Mandy Morgan swore she’d never step foot in Texas again after Beau Gentry left her for life on the rodeo circuit eight years before. He once promised he’d love her forever. But he’d abandoned their love for the rodeo and she hadn’t seen him since. Now she’s back in Texas. Her uncle’s heart is failing and Mandy has to convince him that surgery will save his life. She never dreamed the first thing she’d see when she stepped off the plane would be her biggest nightmare…the one man she’d never stopped loving.

Beau Gentry had the fever for two things: the rodeo and Mandy Morgan. But for Beau, loving Mandy was complicated by his father’s vendetta against her uncle and a promise he’d made to an old friend. Hank Promise, Mandy’s uncle, was more like a father to Beau than his old man had been. The hardest thing Beau had ever done was leave Mandy behind for the rodeo. He can still see the bitterness and hurt on her face. It has killed him all these years to think Mandy had forgotten him…maybe even in the arms of another man. But now they’re both back in Texas, and Beau’s going to do all he can to win back her love.

My Thoughts

Mandy and Beau were together eight years ago when she visited her Uncle Hank during summers. Mandy loved Beau but he ended things with her and decided to join the rodeo, claiming not love her.

 

Now Mandy is back in her uncle house, because he’s terrible sick and needs a surgery, but being a stubborn guy he doesn’t want it. Now Mandy has to deal with uncle Hank surgery and beau back in her life.

 

I loved how Mandy discovered her true feelings and also a few stories, but didn’t like her relationship with Beau since the first place. She was sixteen when they had a thing and now she’s not happy in her life, but thinks everything is because of him and how they broke up.

 

I didn’t like the fact she was pushing her life because everybody say is better and not choosing for herself. She is a big girl and it took her some time to realize things needed change. But why only in the last few pages I don’t know.

 

Wish we could see more of these two relationship in the present, because we only have a few memories from the past and both changed a lot since them. I didn’t like the fact they jumped so far in the relationship after years being far away and Mandy a couple days before was really hurt. things happened a bit too fast for me.

 

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Books in this Series

#1 – Her Heart for the Asking

#2 – His Heart for the Trusting

#3 – The More I See

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"What are you doing here?" Mandy Morgan asked, dropping her too-heavy overnight case on the sun-roasted tarmac. After a grueling forty-eight hour work stint and a five-hour flight from Philadelphia, she stood wilting under the brutal Texas sun, facing her biggest nightmare.

 

Beau Gentry.

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Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she’ll ever have. She’s not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she’d still be penning stories with paper and pen.  Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 350,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.

You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at http://www.lisamondello.blogspot.com or chat on Twitter at @LisaMondello.

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Review: Kade’s Dark Embrace by Kym Grosso

Kade's Dark EmbraceTitle: Kade’s Dark Embrace
Author:  Kym Grosso
Series: Immortals of New Orleans
Publisher:  self pub
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780615613376
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 5th 2012
Number of pages: 250

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Summary

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. Will she eventually give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade if she makes it out alive?

My Thoughts
The book has two of my favorite things at the moment: a serial killer investigation and vampires. It was pretty good for a new series and now I have this debut author on my watch list.
During the book we follow detective Sydney and the vampire Kade. At this reality the vampires and other supernatural beings are know to the population and they have a special police to investigate their crimes called P-CAP.
Kade was called by a friend to investigate a few mysteries happening in Philadepia and at his first night in the city he met Sydney on the street and didn’t know they would work together. Sydney has a big problem with trusting the supernaturals of any kind after being attacked a few years back.
So the first death brought these two together and now Sydney has to work with a vamp that makes her tingle everywhere. It’s kinda interesting to now what these two are felling, because the sensations are new to both of them, since Sydney never had a serious relationship were she loved another person deeply and Kade has lived far too long but never really found his soul mate.
I loved how protective Kade was but at the same time he accepted how strong and capable Sydney was and he never just used her. Sydney is struggling with her new feelings and trying to wrap her mind around the fact that a vampire is making her happy and meddling in her life at the same time.
The investigation was a very good fact that showed a mystic side of New Orleans and the Voodoo religion. Loved how the deaths were explained and how it helped to understand the connections with the past. It was a great book and now I believe the new is about Luca.

 

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