Monday, December 29, 2008

Dangerous Boys and Their Toy by Shayla Black

Dangerous Boys and Their Toy by Shayla Black

ISBN: 9781419916885

Police detective Cameron Martinez and bounty hunter R.A. Thorn are on the search for Curtis Lawton. He's the star witness in a major criminal case and Thorn put up the fifty grand to bond him out of jail. Their search leads them to Lawton's secret love nest where they find the lovely Brenna Sheridan. At first, they believe she's his mistress but something about her tells them otherwise, she knows things about him she's not telling.

Thorn thinks the way to get information out of her is to seduce her but he quickly draws Cam in to the scenario; Thorn's wild and Cam's sensitive. Just what Brenna needs to accomplish what she hasn't been able to ever, orgasms. But once they've all shared, they find it difficult to stop themselves; they crave each other. Thorn has always tried to hold himself aloft from everyone and keep them from getting too close. Brenna has never felt loved by anyone after being abandoned as a young child. Now Cam sees more than what either of them thinks and he's the one to help them break through their barriers.

Shayla Black always writes a very hot read. When I started this one, I couldn't put it down. The characters are real. I felt so much for Thorn and what he'd been through since childhood. I wanted to climb right in and take care of him myself. Brenna's loss of family at such a young age, contributed so much of her adulthood and what she needed in life. And Cam, the glue to hold them all together. This is an exceptional story that will get you really hot and bothered, especially if you love a menage!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Bare Devotion by Lacey Thorn

Bare Devotion by Lacey Thorn (Bare Love series book 4)

ISBN: 9781419914058

Ally Samms comes to the town of Legacy in search of the person who killed her mother and her mother's lover,The Messenger, a serial arsonist/murderer. While at the last house he torched, she thinks if she could get some clues to figure out how to stop him and that is where she meets the fire marshal, Blake Summers. Within an instant, the flames of desire ignite between the two and they begin an affair that threatens to burn them both alive. Could Ally have really found someone that completes her and give her the family she'd always longed for? And what about Blake? He thought he'd never trust another woman again after his ex-wife had nearly destroyed him.

Catherine Daniels has devoted herself to her family all her life especially after the death of her husband two years prior. But she's still a young woman capable of love and she's fallen in love with Roman Davis. Roman's tired of hiding his relationship with Rin and wants it all out in the open. She could lose him if she doesn't come forward and tell her children but if she does would she lose her children instead with the truth?

I love, love, love this series by Lacey Thorn. It has all the elements that make a great romantic suspense story; passion, sexual tension, anticipation. Both Ally and Blake were new characters just introduced in this story and you become captivated with them right off the bat. Returning characters of Catherine and Roman are a delight as well as old favorites from the previous and future books. I really look forward to the next book in this series and kudos to Lacey Thorn for another job well done.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mistress Christmas by Lorelei James

Mistress Christmas by Lorelei James (Wild West Boys series)

ISBN: 978-1-60504-274-9

Holly North lets her friend talk her into filling in as Mistress Christmas, who's out sick, at her Christmas themed strip club. This is so unlike her, being an accountant, so she dons a mask hoping no one will recognize her. The anonymity of the mask along with the costume provides her with the perfect solution to act out of character.

Nick West, cowboy turned detective, arrives at Sugar Plums strip club hoping to catch Mistress Christmas in the act; the act of drugging and robbing another man just like she had his friend. But when he sees Mistress Christmas, the attraction between them dances out of control and he forgets his main purpose of being there. He returns the next night hoping for a little more Christmas cheer and she lets him in on her Christmas wish, one night of sexual abandon with him. Of course, that's his wish as well.

Their time alone provides them with the perfect opportunity to come forth with their secrets. But they find themselves falling deeper for each other and they both know when the night is over, their emotions will be stripped bare.

Lorelei James does it again, one hot, sexy read. You become entranced with the characters and involved in their lives. Nick is a sexy man I wouldn't throw out of my bed. Accident prone Holly is a mess but with Nick, it doesn't matter. I think he's even more entranced by it. It's nice to catch another glimpse of our beloved McKays through their cousins, the Wests. Keep 'em coming Lorelei.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Boyfriend for Hire by Missy Lyons

Boyfriend for Hire by Missy Lyons

What with running the Washington Press newspapers, Angelica Heart didn't have time for a boyfriend and with her mother interfering in her love life, she needed to do something. So why not hire a boyfriend to take home, if only for the Christmas weekend?

Bradley Pennington, shows up on Angelica's doorstep to let her know his brother, would be breaking his date with her. When he arrives, he's got an ulterior motive since he's running for U.S. Congress. He knows who she is but does she know who he is and is that why she was hiring his brother. But when he sees her he decides to play along and get to know her better.

This read went by way too fast. I wanted more and felt there could have been a more indepth story here. Angel and Brad are meant for each other but the relationship starts out on a lie which is never good. If you're looking for a short quick story, this is a good one.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? by Jami Davenport

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? by Jami Davenport

Ebook ISBN: 1-60601-043-3
Trade Paperback ISBN: 1-60601-115-4

Jake Reynolds discovers a woman sleeping in his bed when he returns home from a trip. Then what's he do but hire her as his assistant for his construction office. His wealthy family thinks he's reverting back to his bad boy ways when they meet her. He doesn't agree with them in the least but she does turn him on.

Harlee Davis doesn't realize when she sneaks into Jake's house that her friend Rose no longer owns the house. She been through a lot lately, a lost job and a lost boyfriend, and just needs somewhere to get her bearings to figure out where to go with her life. Harlee accepts Jake's offer of a job and place to live even though she's attracted to him.

When Harlee finds out Jake will be destroying Rose's camp to build condo's, she decides to do whatever she needs to stop him. And Jake can't give in to Harlee's wishes regarding the camp, since the project would get him back in his family's good graces especially since they could lose everything. But all the while, their sexual attraction builds to a culmination of desires neither one could deny.

This book was a great read, suspenseful, enticing, romantic. Even though they're at crossroads, you want to see Harlee and Jake beat the odds and come together with a solution about the camp. The chemistry between them is passionate and sizzling. The secondary characters held my interest and added great dimensions to the story. I know more stores have got to be in the making and eagerly await them.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa's Helper by Yvette Hines

Santa's Helper by Yvette Hines

ISBN 1-59426-581-X

Nicole has been in love with David, the son of the family who owns the department store she's worked at for several years. At the same time she's been fending off the advances of his older brother. Their mother has taken to depending on Nicole for everything, including wearing a too small elf costume as she helps with the Marco's Christmas Eve party. Her night goes from bad to worse when she learns David will be moving out of state and opening up a new family store and then her car won't start.

Business oriented David Marco has had his mind on more than business lately; that being the lovely Nicole. He's wanted her for a long time but kept his distance. He decides not to let his chance pass him by any longer when her car battery dies and she needs assistance. Giving her a ride home isn't the only ride he wants to give her.

This short holiday story is enough to perk up the senses. You feel for Nicole as she tries her best to keep her distance from the older brother but longs for David and his heart. And the sexual tension between Nicole and David sizzles. You'll love this story.

Bound By the Past by Mackenzie McKade

Bound By the Past by Mackenzie McKade (Ties That Bind Book 2)

ISBN: 1-59998-945-X

Jessica Evans controls every aspect of her life. The bedroom is the only place she's willing to give it up, but even then she makes the choices. Multiple partners is one way of keeping her distance and not getting emotionally involved. But she never counted on one cowboy, Wade Peterson, to cut through those emotions and now he wants to marry her.

Wade is stunned by Jessie's rejection of him cause he knows she cares for him. He realizes he'll have to go easy or he could lose her forever. Help comes in the form of Jessie's friend, Clancy; a man whom he shares her with. Clancy and Jessie had made a pact to never marry when they were young.

Then Jessica's past comes back in a big way and along with it someone she never knew existed. And she gains the insight in to the future that never knew she longed for. And Wade is there to help her with her realizations until she decides to take a chance at love.

What a wonderful book this was. Poor Jessie has had a difficult life since childhood and doesn't know how to trust anyone. Wade, what a man! He's everything Jessie needs, her saviour. This is the first book by Mackenzie McKade that I've read and I'll definitely be reading more.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Trapped in the Storm by Kelley Nyrae

Trapped in the Storm by Kelley Nyrae
ISBN: 978-1-60435-195-8
Stephanie Bridges tries but can't seem to stay away from her ex-boyfriend, Luc Carr, especially since she's the town carpenter and he owns the local hardware store. Where else can she get supplies without driving 40 miles away? He hurt her when he broke off their relationship and she's never forgiven him. She hopes to make a quick trip in to the store to pick up some wood when a monster storm blows up and she ends up trapped with Luc until the storm ceases.
Luc has never forgotten what Stephy feels like and he wants her back. If only he could get past the defenses she's built around herself. Maybe being trapped together during the storm is their chance at finding their way back together and he'll do whatever possible.
Kelley Nyrae writes a wonderful, little story that pulls you in quickly. The sexual tension between Luc and Stephy is hot and you want so much for Stephy to give Luc another chance. Misconceptions broke them apart and it's nice to see them overcome their doubts. You won't be disappointed by this short read.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Rough Stock by Cat Johnson

Rough Stock by Cat Johnson

ISBN # 978-1-60202-159-4

Mason Smith and Clay Harris noticed how their friend went from little girl to smokin' hot babe and wanted to keep their distance and libidos under control. After all, this was their boss's daughter but then April returns home from the prom with a torn dress, bruises and a busted lip. They take matters and justice into their own hands and when they return to the April's afterward, she gives them her reward, herself.

April Carson has fallen in love with her best friends, Mason and Clay but she would never be able to choose between them. Even though she knows it's wrong, she enters into a sexual relationship with both of them. But at the end of the summer, life sends each of them in different directions, April to college, Mason to the military and Clay on the rodeo circuit.

Tragedy strikes several years later bringing them all back together. Each of them have been hurt by the loss of contact and deceptions that have spiraled out of control. Now it's time for the truth to bring back what time split apart.

Rough Stock is an exceptional story of friendship, lost love and healing. Cat Johnson's first forage in to menage was well written and keep me enthralled in the lives of Clay, Mason and April.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Lassoed by Ann Jacobs

Lassoed by Ann Jacobs (Heart of the West book 3)

ISBN #9781419915697

Matt Rogers is willing to do anything for Diana McTavish. She's his first love but she turned down his proposal when they were young. She needed to finish raising her younger brothers and he was off to college and a football career. She didn't want to hold him back. Now 22 years later, he decides he'll play submissive to her Domme if that's what she wants from him.

Diana McTavish needs to be a Domme after having been a submissive to an abusive Dominant ex-husband. She's spent a year in therapy to overcome what's been done to her in the past and thinks becoming a Dominant is the way for her to go so she's in control. When she sees her teenage boyfriend Matt, a man who's always had a piece of her heart, she scared to take a chance at love again. Then they're snowed in together for a few days and Matt shows her he's the man she can trust with her life, love and future.

Matt was such a sweet man to give Diana what she needed. It was so understandable how she needed to reclaim herself after her abusive past. Sometimes vanilla is the way to go. This is the third installment in the Heart of the West series and you'll see exactly what true love is all about.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bound by Love by T.A. Chase

Bound by Love by T.A. Chase

ISBN: 1-60504-259-5

Tyler Newsome has been living life on the rodeo circuit but he's grown tired of it and always taking care of his selfish twin J.T., who believes Tyler's life should continue to be devoted to him.
When he gets home he runs right into neighbor Ren, whom he's always had a thing for. He made the mistake of telling J.T. about how Ren turned him inside out before and J.T. took advantage of the information and started his own affair with the cowboy.

Ren Alston, neighbor to the Newsome family, has wanted Tyler since he was young. But being the older man in this situation, he knew he'd have to wait until Tyler was grown and came to him. Ren made the mistake of dating J.T. a few times but only as a substitute for Tyler, which he realized was a huge error in his judgement. J.T. was nothing like Tyler. Ren and Tyler quickly become involved in a passionate affair that they know they must hide due to the prejudices that could come about in their ranching community.

I loved this book. Tyler is a very likable character and you want him to realize his dreams of a life with Ren. Ren's life has been a difficult one with his war background and baggage that continues to hang on. You want them to find happiness together with all the problems surrounding their brothers. My heart goes out to Ren's brother Keith and Tyler's father was so cool. And J.T. needs a good man to put him in his place.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hitched by Ann Jacobs

Hitched by Ann Jacobs (Heart of the West book 2)

ISBN: 9781419915635

Keely has spent many years of her life taunted by her peers for the life her mother lived as a submissive. After Keely's dominant father died, her mother married an abusive dominant who mistreated her. Keely, who learned she was submissive too, vowed to never be dominated this way so she wouldn't be taunted or embarrassed. She joined Roped and Lassoed, the local BDSM so she could get her submissive fix without committing herself to one master.

Brad McTavish, owner of Roped and Lassoed, wants one submissive and that submissive is Keely. He's ready to settle down and commit himself to one woman but Keely is a hard one to convince. How is he going to break through her barriers and get her to take him as the man to love her for the rest of her life. When they get snowed in together during a blizzard Brad decides this is his opportune time to show her what life would be like with him as her man.

This is the second book in Ann Jacobs Heart of the West series. Brad hooked me with his gentle way of dealing with Keely's insecurities and hangups from her teen years. Keely learning she could really trust in Brad and his love makes a person believe in love. Now I'm looking forward to reading the final story in this wonderful series.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Roped by Ann Jacobs

Roped by Ann Jacobs (Heart of the West - book 1)

ISBN #9781419912672

Sexual dominant Jared McTavish returns from war a wounded man, missing part of his leg. He figured he'd never be able to satisfy any submissive with part of his body missing. He's haunted by his dreams of a submissive woman with the face of his nurse, Ninia. But the nurse he knows is not like the submissive in his dreams until he catches her in a vulnerable moment.
Ninia Barker, a widowed submissive, sees in Jared the master she needs to fulfill her life again and when he's released from the hospital, she asks a friend to send him an invitation to a local dungeon. Accepting the invitation, he arrives and spies Ninia waiting for him to supply her with his dominance. He now knows she is what he's been craving all along and that he's the man to satisfy her pleasure.
If you're looking to read a story of BDSM that is not real hardcore, this is the book for you. It shows a relationship between two passionate people that are drawn to each other out of necessity and quickly turn to love. You feel Jared's pain as he deals with the loss of his leg and what he thinks this loss does to his manhood and Ninia's, as she finally says goodbye to her deceased husband of four years and lets herself become a part of another man. This is a captivating short story and I look forward to reading the next in the series.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Take Me Out by Gabrina Garza

Take Me Out by Gabrina Garza
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-135-7
Ty Parker, independent pro baseball player, has strived to hide his sexuality and keep his private life separate from his teammates. He's even got a "girlfriend" but his life has always been missing something. So when his roommate is injured and replaced by a new player, it turns his world upside down. From the moment he lays eyes on Jaegar Wise, Ty can only think of him and what he could do with him.
Jae Wise joins the team temporarily, replacing an injured player and can't deny his attraction to his new roommate. When they come off the road, Ty's girl London invites Jae to stay with them for the week he'll be in town and that's all it takes for Ty and Jae to move beyond teammates. But now where does this leave them?
Together Ty and Jae make a sizzling pair and this is an extremely hot story. They're attracted to each other but feel they must keep their true feelings hidden for fear of being ostracized by the baseball community and the game they love. Ty and Jae's chemistry makes for a great read and I look forward to reading more by Ms. Garza.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Target of Deception by Jennifer Cole

Target of Deception by Jennifer Cole

Originally published through Dark Eden Press (currently not published)

Alexis Ranier began stripping when her life turned upside down. She needed a lot of easy money since she was having to pay for the cost of keeping her brother in a nursing home on life support and caring for her niece. One night after she was finished stripping, a police detective tells her he's been assigned to protect her. She doesn't trust cops now that her brother, a former police detective was shot and left to die while on assignment. Slowly, she begins to trust Adrien with her niece and her heart.

Adrien Spence was assigned to watch over stripper Summer Rain (Alexis Ranier). He's was never told by the police chief why he must watch over her but as time goes by he finds himself wanting to be closer to Alexis and her niece. Then the chief stops the assignment saying her life is no longer in danger. When Adrien questions him further he admits he's been trying to get some evidence that Alexis may have in her possession to help find her brother's assassin. Should Adrien help the chief or risk losing Alexis if she finds out what he doing?

Target of Deception is an exciting story. Alexis is a smart mouthed heroine and I really like her attitude when she calls Adrien "cop." Adrien is a sexy man who can protect me any day. Miss Cole kept me intrigued throughout the book and the sex is hot and never boring. If this book is ever published again, read it and you'll be as thrilled with the story as I was.

Tequila Truth by Mari Carr

Tequila Truth by Mari Carr

ISBN: 1-60504-218-8

Kylie Halston has been playing the game of Tequila Truth, with her roommates Colt and Heath, since they were freshmen in college. They pour shots of Tequila, ask a question and truth is the only exceptable answer. On Heath's 25th birthday, he asks what everyone's ultimate sex fantasy was. Heath has a bondage fantasy, Colt a spanking fantasy but Kylie's fantasy combines the two. She wants a menage with two men that includes bondage and spanking.
Six months later, the guys are still thrown for a loop by Kylie's declaration but don't have the courage to act on it until Kylie puts herself into several dangerous situations. After the last one, they propose to Kylie one no-holds-barred, anything you want sex weekend starring them. Will they be able to go back to just friends when the weekend is over or will any of them want more?
What a hot story this one was? I love friends turning in to lovers stories and this one doesn't disappoint. Colt and Heath are two men that combined together would make one perfect alpha male. Kylie shows a vulnerability but puts her men in their place. Mari Carr was a new author to me and after reading Tequila Truth, I'll be seeking out more of her stories.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spanish Topaz by Regina Carlysle

Spanish Topaz by Regina Carlysle
ISBN #9781419918667
When Graciela Fuentes got a phone call from old friend and lover Cash Carter to return home, she wastes no time in getting there. He told her he'd found something she'd be interested in since she is an art curator. Gracie has always been close to Cash, even as a small child growing up on his family's ranch where her parents worked. Gracie would sneak into Cash's room after her vivid dreams would awaken her; he was her safe haven.
Cash vowed to never let Gracie go again once he got her back home. But then he produces the topaz-studded danger he found in the creek bed and what he knows suddenly changes when Gracie touches the dagger handle. Appearing before them is Miguel de Castillo, a Spanish conquistador. Gracie realizes the voices and the dreams she has are of his long-dead bride and knows she must do whatever she can to reunite their souls once again, even at the expense of her own and what it could do to her relationship with Cash.
Regina Carlysle has become an autobuy author for me. I hadn't even read the blurb of this book before I bought it. What a surprise I got when: a) I was reading it and it flowed right into a menage and b) it was a paranormal. I haven't read a great deal of paranormals so I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I really couldn't figure out while reading how Grace and Cash were going to work this out and keep it all together. Regina kept me captivated with Cash and Gracie's hot sex and then with the introduction of Miguel, the sex was even better. Regina, you did it again!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cowboy and the Thief by Lora Leigh

Cowboy and the Thief by Lora Leigh (A Wish, A Kiss, A Dream anthology)

ISBN: 1-4199-0081-1

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

In Jack Riley's travels, he's searched for something elusive to him. While visiting Ireland, he's offered ownership of an ancient Torque. Legend has it the Torque must be owned by an Irish lass but worn by the man of her heart. It's been passed down through the same family for ages. At first Jack has no desire to own such a piece until he meets the daughter of the man selling the Torque. It's supposed to be bequeathed to her since the death of her mother. But Mr. Manning decides to sell and Angel is fit to be tied.

Angel Manning knows the legacy is hers because of her dreams in the night but how will she get it back? She decides the only way is to break in to Jack's home and steal it and Jack grabs her before she can find it. She pleads with him to give up the Torque to no avail and he bribes her to stay with him or go to jail. What's she going to do now that Jack won't give it up? And she's afraid if she stays long she'll lose her heart to Jack but gain nothing in return.

Cowboy and the Thief is another great short story by Lora Leigh. Jack and Angel have great chemistry and if they're not fighting, they're making love. It's a recommended read.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cowboy and the Captive by Lora Leigh

Cowboy and the Captive by Lora Leigh (Cops and Cowboys anthology)

ISBN: 1419952021

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Luc Jardin had a grudge against Maria Angeles since she almost got his friend Jack and him killed. He's been seeking revenge against her ever since so he decides to kidnap her with the help of her brother Joe. But unbeknownst to him, Maria has a twin sister, Melina.

Melina's family (except for Joe) has forced her to live in her older sister's shadow. She's paid the price more than once for her sister's mistakes and the last time almost killed her. So when her parents ask her once again to take her sister's place, she can no longer risk her life; she wants more. What she wants is Luc Jardin, the man her sister came close to killing with her drug deals.

Melina met Luc when he came to her parent's to inform them about their daughter and what she'd done. While he was there, her parent's introduced her as Maria. She was made to portray her sister then and Luc had no idea there were two Angeles daughters. Now to make Maria see the error of her ways, Luc has kidnapped her. Melina tries to tell him who she really is but Luc doesn't believe her. After all, she's lied to him before. Little things force Luc to see that everything's not quite what they seem and he's determined to find out what's going on and who he's falling in love with.

This was another good story by Lora Leigh, not quite in the league of the Bound Hearts series, but good none the less. Melina is a fighter after what she's been through with her despicable sister and parents. Luc is just the man to finally love her as she deserves and thank goodness for her brother Joe to get her out of the clutches of Maria.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Loving Lies by Lora Leigh

Loving Lies by Lora Leigh (Men of Summer series)

ISBN: 1-59998-056-8

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Slade Coulter has wanted Jessie from the time she was 16 years old and shared a dance. From that moment on, he considered her his although he knew he must wait until she was of age to claim her fully. The weekends in Loudoun, Tennessee were filled with drinking, fishing and all around good fun as everyone camped around the riverbank clearing and Jessie's 21st birthday was celebrated on one such weekend.

Jessie Benton loved Slade for as long as she could remember and on the occasion of her 21st birthday, she decides the time had come to seduce him and make him hers forever. She stows away in the back of Slade's RV when he takes off in it to his quieter camping place. When he finds out she's with him, he can no longer control his desire for her and they spend a whirlwind weekend of sex and loving together. He's ready to make his full commitment to only her.

But when Slade arrives home to grab some clothes before heading back to Jessie's for dinner and "dessert", his whole world is turned upside down. Although he was partner in a construction company, he'd been recruited, while in college, by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to infiltrate a family of arms dealers. He'd thought the case had fallen apart and was over but when he arrived home he found his partner Amy Jennings and his handler from DHS waiting for him. The case was back on and they needed to go back undercover. He had no choice but to comply or put Jessie and the rest of his friends in jeopardy if the arms dealers found out who he really was. So Slade goes to Jessie and lies to her about why he no longer wants to be with her; he tells her she is too young for him.

Five years later, Slade is back; the case is finally over with the arrest of the arms dealers and death of his partner Amy (whom he had to marry as part of the case). Jessie hasn't moved on; she lives in his apartment, owns his RV, wears his clothes. But when she sees him, she's still so hurt, she can't give him another chance to break her heart all over again or could she? And Slade has never stopped thinking of Jessie; she was the reason he made through those long five years. He has to find a way to overcome the obstacles and win Jessie's heart all over again.

Loving Lies is a wonderful book that had me laughing at the supporting character Jazz, crying over the heartbreak between Jessie and Slade. I was aggravated with the fact that Slade should have told Jessie as soon as he was back exactly what went down during the time he left and returned instead of waiting for the right time. I do hope Lora Leigh continues the Men of Summer series; I'm highly anticipating Jazz's story.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh

Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts book 8)

ISBN: 0312368712

Publisher: St. Martins

John "Mac" McCoy resigned from his membership with The Club and his job as an FBI agent after he married Keiley Harden. They moved away from Washington DC to his farm in North Carolina to start fresh. Mac knew Keiley would never be able to give into to the dark desires of sharing her with another man. After three years away, Mac's fantasies and Keiley's curiosities of his former passions begin to haunt him. He invites his former partner and best friend, Jethro Riggs for a visit, with the hopes of showing Keiley what kind of pleasures she's missing out on with loving two men. In the meantime, a past FBI case comes back to haunt Mac when a stalker invades his home and begins to play games with Keiley. Can he and Jethro find out who the stalker is and protect Keiley before it's too late?

Forbidden Pleasure was a hot and mysterious read. It kept me guessing as to who the stalker was. The Bound Hearts series keeps getting better and better. Lora Leigh never disappoints the reader.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rough, Raw, and Ready by Lorelei James

Rough, Raw and Ready by Lorelei James (Rough Riders series book 5)

ISBN: 978-1-60504-230-5
A few years back, Edgard Mancuso went back to his home in Brazil, leaving the love of his life and his rodeo partner, Trevor. At a bad point in his life, he comes back to the states in search of Trevor to see if there's anything left to salvage in their relationship. Trevor Glanzer has since married happily and is content with his wife of a year, Chassie West Glanzer. He couldn't believe Edgard just showed up out of the blue and he'd never told Chassie about his relationship with Edgard in the first place. Chassie invites Edgard to stay a while not knowing her life was about to change.
Edgard helps Chassie out around the ranch and they become friends while Trevor broods about Edgard and what to do. There's still a huge attraction but he doesn't want to lose his wife, whom he loves with every bit of his heart, over Edgard. Chassie ends up spying on Trevor and Edgard in a heated moment and discovers what Trevor has been hiding from her. Feeling betrayed and shocked, she decides she must leave to sort out her emotions and turns to her family who are also friends with Trevor and Edgard. Once she learns of their earlier connection, she returns home to see if her marriage is worth saving and how Edgard factors in on the future.
Let me tell you, I have read each one of the Rough Rider books. Before this one, Long Hard Ride was my favorite and that was where Trevor and Edgard's story began. Now after having read RR&R, it has become my favorite. I laughed, I cried. I felt so bad for Chassie finding out about Edgard and Trevor's relationship the way she did. Edgard was so sweet to Chassie and you could feel his love deepen for her as well shine ever brighter for Trevor. And the glimpse at what Trevor grew up with and how he became the man is was enlightening to say the least. And catching with old friends, Channing and Colby, Kade and the rest of the McKays was like a wonderful homecoming. I so look forward to another installment of the Rough Riders series and what Lorelei James has in store for us with the next story

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bound Hearts series by Lora Leigh

Embraced by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts book 6)
ISBN: 1-4199-0086-2
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Marey Clayton has fantasized but denied her feelings for Sax Brogan for over three years, ever since her divorce. Just when she decides it's time to reach out to Sax, her ex-husband Vince attacks her. Now she's afraid for Sax and what Vince could do to him.
Sax wants Marey, plain and simple. He's waited for what seems like forever and he'll do whatever, he has to, to have her. But now she needs protection from Vince before he kills her. Will Sax be able to convince Marey to embrace her life and his love?

Shameless by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts book 7)

ISBN: 1-4199-0149-4
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Ian Sinclair, owner of The Club, is being tempted by the innocent daughter of his best friend. He knows he must keep his distance from her when she visits but he is drawn to her and her hijinx to get his attention.
Courtney Mattlaw has known her destiny since she was rescued, as a small child, by Ian. He's her destiny. She now has to break through his defenses and force him to admit she is the one whom he could love and trust with his heart. When the barriers are finally tramped down, their hunger and lust for each other is shameless.

Bound Hearts books 6 and 7 are fabulous. Marey and Sax are perfect together. She has a difficult time admitting to her feelings and he's so sexy. Courtney is a spitfire and Ian has to keep up with her which is quite a chore. But he does it so well.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bound Hearts series by Lora Leigh

Wicked Intent by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts book 4)

ISBN: 1-84360-879-0

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Tally Raines was never out of control, from the time she was a small child in school. She'd just taken over control of Lucian Conover's office, with the merger of Delacourte's and Conover's. But for some reason she was having trouble controlling Lucian.

What she doesn't realize is Lucian Conover made her part of the package deal between Delacourte and Conover. He wants her to lose her control and loosen up. And he knows just the way to accomplish that. With some wicked help from his twin, Devril, he intends to have her where he wants her but is he willing to get more than he bargained for.

Sacrifice by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts book 5)

ISBN: 1-84360-996-7

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Kimberly Madison is one of the female members of The Club. She goes there to let off a little steam directed at her father, the Senator. Of course, she must maintain her virginity to inherit her mother's estate or marry someone of her father's choosing. Her father has her examined every three months to assure the virginity is still intact. So she works around it in every way possible to fulfill her needs.

Jared Raddington, knows he's the man for Kimberly. But he's also her step-brother and her father will not approve of him as the man for Kimberly. Kimberly has been dodging Jared for a year cause she knows he's the one who could break through her barriers and sacrifice all for his love. An assignment brings her to Jared's farm and in turn, to his bed and she realizes she doesn't want to sacrifice Jared's love


Books 4 and 5 in the Bound Hearts series are enticingly hot books. You'll learn a little more about The Club. I loved Tally's boldness with Lucian and Devril but they are the perfect men to keep her in line. And when Kimberly learned of the heartbreak her mother went through for her, I was crying. Jared is so good to her and for her.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bound Hearts series by Lora Leigh

Bound Hearts series by Lora Leigh

Surrender (Ties That Bind anthology) by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts book 1)

ISBN: 1843606194

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Tess Delacourte's parents divorced several years before due to differences in their sexuality. Tess moved with her mother but occasionally visited her father who eventually remarried a much younger woman. Her new stepmother's brother, Cole Andrews, has wanted Tess for a long time, any way he can get her. Tess tries her best to stay away from him but she goes to her father's for a week for one of their annual parties. Cole decides it's his chance to finally have Tess right where he wants her; in his bed.

Submission by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts book 2)

ISBN: 1843609452

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Ella Delacourte, Tess's mother, returns to Virginia, hoping to repair the damage she did to their relationship and Tess requests a favor from her. She wants Ella to allow James Wyman, to stay the week in her new home. James is the one man from Ella's past that she's never forgotten and has fantasized about since her divorce. James has decided it's time to show Ella that it's okay to fulfill her hidden desires and submit to him.

Seduction by Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts book 3)

ISBN: 1843609452

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Terrie Wyman, has been in love with her brother-in-law, Jesse, since before she married his brother, Thomas. But she ran from those feelings not knowing if she could ever accept his desires. Jesse Wyman, James' twin, has taken care of Terrie, since his brother died in a car accident. Jesse knows Terrie has been hiding her needs from him so he decides to seduce her. But is it really Jesse seducing Terrie or the other way around?


The first three books in the Bound Hearts series are hot reads. So enticing, it's difficult to put them down once you start reading them.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Men of August Series by Lora Leigh

Men of August Series by Lora Leigh
This series is about the 3 August brothers and the women they love.

Marly's Choice by Lora Leigh

ISBN: 1-84360-331-4

Marly McCall fell in love with Cade when she was a young teen, after her mother had left her in his and his brother's care. It seems Marly's stepfather had grown obsessed with Marly and her mother went on the run with Marly from him to keep him from getting to her. She thought she could keep him from knowing she left Marly with Cade. Marly's love for Cade went from teen adoration to full blown love as she grew older. Now in college, she fantasizes and daydreams constantly of Cade. When Marly comes home to attend Cade's father's funeral, she decides it's time to seduce Cade and get him to realize she is a red blooded woman who can fulfill his dark desires.

Cade August's past is full of pain and shame and full of secrets; secrets he shares with his brothers. It seems he likes to share his women with his brothers and this is the only way he can bond with and love his brothers after what they went through several years ago. As Marly grows older, Cade tries to fight his feelings for girl he's thought of as his niece but he wants Marly with every bit of his soul. He knows once he's had her he'll have to share her with his brother's Could he put Marly through that?

Now Cade must protect Marly again from something more than his desires, a stalker is threatening her. Strange happenings are going on around the ranch and they suspicion it's Marly's stepfather, Jack Jennings back to claim her. As Cade watches over her, he knows now is time to he must lay his claim before something darker than him gets to her.

Sarah's Seduction by Lora Leigh

ISBN: 1-84360-379-9

Six years prior, Sarah Tate was shown a passion by Brock August that scared her. She ran right in to the arms of another man. Newly divorced and seeking the passion she remembered from long ago, she searches out Brock for one more night. What she finds is a man who never forgot her and more than one night.

When Brock August sees Sarah that night, he'd been patiently waiting for her to return to him. Now he plans to never let her go again. How was he going to make her see what he and his brothers needed? He knows in the long run he's going to have to tell her his deepest, darkest secrets to keep her but he was afraid it might send her running again.

The stalker decides to make a reappearance and threatens to take Sarah from Brock before he convinces her of his love. Now he and his brothers have to protect Sarah from this unknown assailant out to destroy the August brothers and their loves.

Heather's Gift by Lora Leigh

ISBN: 1-84360-581-3

Heather March is on assignment with a team of bodyguards to protect the August family from a stalker that keeps slipping through their fingers. She'd love to do more to Sam August's body than just guard him. But she also knows what being a part of Sam's life will entail.

Sam August is haunted by his past. His nightmares threaten to destroy him along with the mad man who won't leave his family alone. He tried to keep Heather at arms length after she is scarred by the mad man in the same way he was scarred so many years ago. But Sam can't deny his passion for the sexy bodyguard.

Will Sam's desire for Heather destroy him or could Heather be his ultimate saviour? And could she ever accept what he and his brothers need to keep their souls intact? And will the stalker ever be caught and made to pay for all his crimes against the August family?

August Heat (The Twelve Quickies of Christmas anthology) by Lora Leigh

ISBN: 1-84360-727-1

It's Christmas time for the August family and it's been a little over a year since a stalker had been attempting to destroy the family.

Cade, Brock and Sam along with their wives are still living and sharing under the same roof at the August ranch. Marly, Sarah, and Heather have been plotting and the brothers are having trouble figuring what is going on with their beautiful wives. So the men decide to let them know exactly how proper August wives should accomodate their men.
This series is fabulous, somewhat unconventional but worth it. Starting the series in the middle is not recommended. I think without knowing the story from the very beginning would really confuse the reader and even disgruntle someone who doesn't understand the story line. Marly is smart mouthed and Cade is just the man to handle her. Sarah is naive but before long Brock sees her for the wildcat she's been hiding. Heather is the perfect woman to heal Sam. And let me tell you, I had no clue as to who the stalker was until the very end. What a mystery! Lora Leigh, you have done a fantastic job with the August family and really kept me glued to the stories. Highly recommended reads!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Running With the Devil / Babe in the Woods by Lorelei James

Yes, I'm on a Lorelei James kick. lol Had to get caught up on all her books before the next one is released in November. Now I am.

Running With the Devil by Lorelei James

ISBN: 1-59998-318-4

When Drake March (undercover DEA agent) makes contact with Kenna Jones at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, he's not sure what exactly her relationship is with a murdered informant. He knows she's hiding something but what? He decides he's not going to let her get too far away from him until he figures her out. So he cons her into helping him so he can keep her close but close is definitely where he wants her considering he feels this unbelievable attraction to her.

Kenna Jones (real name Kaye Anne) can switch up her look in nothing flat. After she lost her chance the year before for a grant to pay her tuition, her friend talked her into getting paid by escorting rich bikers at the Rally. This was a fast way to earn the money she needed but no funny business was involved. She hated the fact she'd have to do the same two years in a row. Agent March threatens her with police and IRS if she doesn't cooperate with his investigation and pose as his escort this year.

While picking up her things she would need, someone shoots at Kenna and Drake which puts her in even more danger than either thought. Kenna didn't trust Drake but yet something inside told her he was the one she needed in the long run. Drake knew he'd need to protect Kenna plus get to the bottom of the Diablo drug ring. How was he going to protect his heart from her? Would Drake be able to save Kenna before time ran out?

This story was really different. It gives you a glimpse of what the Sturgis Motorcyle Rally must be like. Drake and Kenna are quite a pair. They hate each other with a passion but that passion is equally explosive when they are loving each other. And they come up with some pretty inventive ways to have sex. This hot read was not a dissapointment at all.

Babe in the Woods (The Beginnings Anthology) by Lorelei James


Lacy Buchanan decides to prove to her ex-boyfriend that she can handle a survivalist hiking trip in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. But she ends up getting lost and is rescued by one of the hike's guides. While they are hiking to meet back up with the rest of the party, she encounters a rattlesnake which Becker has to save her from. And Lacy ends up breaking their only compass while trying to get away from the snake.

Sam Becker wants to break Lacy's pretty little neck for getting them in the situation they are in. He's not really an experenced guide, just the moneyman behind this new tour business. He only filled in at the last minute cause they were short on help. What was he going to do now to save them after she broke the compass? That was their only chance at finding camp.

Together, Lacy and Sam learn to trust in each other to get through their ordeal. With their trust fulfilled, they end up letting themselves go and their desires come out. Sam sees Lacy is not the empty headed bimbo he thought and Lacy realizes Sam isn't a bossy caveman after all.

Lacy and Sam's banter is what got me with this short story. Funny! Lacy loves to say things to antagonize Sam and Sam doesn't want Lacy to see he's not what she believes him to be. The sexual tension is off the charts. You'll want to take up hiking for sure once you read this story if you could get lost in the woods with a man like Sam.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wicked Garden / Dirty Deeds by Lorelei James

Wicked Garden by Lorelei James

ISBN: 1-60504-249-8

Ten years ago, Eden LaCroix was left behind, with her dress down around her ankles, by Billy Buchanan on prom night, no explanations given. She was supposed to give him her virginity that night but he walked out refusing to do the deed. Eden, now administrator of the local Community Center, is confronted with her past when Billy walks back in the door. Billy has returned as consultant to the city council, which is studying whether to update the community centeror close it's doors to build a newer version in a different part of the city. All the passion Eden felt for Billy was brought back to the forefront just at the sound of his voice. Eden decided she'd be professional at work, but what was wrong with having a fling with Billy in private. Maybe it would put to rest their past and she could move on.

Billy Buchanan never stopped thinking of Eden during those long 10 years away and he was at a crossroads trying to decide which direction his life should take when he was offered this temporary position of consultant. Now Eden was back in his life, even if it was only for a short time. How was he going to be objective with his decisions regarding the community center when his desires for Eden were overflowing?

Then to top it off, Eden's sometime lover, Jon White Feather, returns to town for a break from his rockstar life. Would this cause a problem between her and Billy? Billy decides to give Eden an extra special gift. He includes Jon in a tryst, making Eden feel like the truly beautiful woman she'd never realized she was. Could Eden and Billy heal their pasts or would they let their love slip away again?

Wicked Garden is a truly enjoyable story. Reunited lovers is always a favorite storyline I love to read. Although I love a good menage story as well, I didn't feel it was really necessary with Eden and Billy's story. It flew by that quick. But Jon White Feather is a very appealing character and am hoping he'll end up with a story of his own sometime. Having read this one, I then had to go ahead and read the previous story from the same town.

Dirty Deeds by Lorelei James

ISBN: 1-59998-073-8

While Tate Cross is in town to settle her aunt's estate, she decides she wants to have a down and dirty, no strings attached affair but who with. In the meantime, she learns she must comply with new landscaping regulations for her aunt's house before she can sell the property and return to her life. Tate's finances are almost burned out since she's on a leave of absence from her job as a graphic artist. She asks her friend Val for suggestions. Val thinks her brother, Nathan, may be the right man for the job. She thought a trade off was in order; Nathan could use some help with art lessons for his growing business and Eden could use a break on costs with her landscaping expenses. Val even thought commitment shy Nathan was the man for Eden down and dirty affair.

Nathan LeBeau wasn't sure he wanted to get involved in anything with his sister's friend, Tate but Val convinced him to give it a try. He knew this might be his perfect opportunity to prove himself to the city council and build his business in a different direction. When he met Tate, he was totally bowled over by her beauty and brains. His last girlfriend had told him he was too involved with his work and didn't have time for romance. But all Tate wanted was sex. How was he going to prove to Tate she should give him a chance at more than just sex?

This is the story of two strong willed people, each having a much different agenda. What Tate and Nathan don't realize until it's almost too late is they are perfect for each other. I so loved this story. Lorelei James brought out some emotions in me the reader that really make a good romance story. If you want a story that will make you laugh and cry, read this one.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Bananaz by Dee Dawning

Bananaz by Dee Dawning

ISBN # Excess0000013

Joel awakens from a nap on the couch to find his girlfriend, Teri in the kitchen with three of her friends, all wearing nothing but bikinis. When he peeks around the corner to see what all the giggling is about, he finds them practicing blow job deep throating techniques on bananas. After he's discovered watching, the girls talk him and Teri into a real live demonstration. This demo turns in to a wild sex romp between all of them with some sexy surprises happening along the way.

All I can say is WOW! What a hot, sexy little story this was. If you like a lot of sex, Bananaz won't disappoint you. Be prepared, it goes by way too quickly!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cutting Loose by Susan Andersen

Cutting Loose by Susan Andersen

ISBN: 0-373-7730-48

Jane Kaplinski vowed growing up never to let passion rule her life. Her parents were more interested in the alcohol, acting and themselves than Jane. At 12, Jane and her friends Poppy and Ava met Miss Agnes Wolcott. Miss Agnes took the girls under her wing and they had tea monthly for the next 18 years. When she passed away, Miss Agnes bequeath her estate to the girls. The girls ccouldn't afford to upkeep of the Wolcott mansion, so they decided selling would be the best thing for them to do. The contractor called in to make the extensive renovations the mansion needed is Devlin Kavanagh. When Jane meets Dev, they share an instant attraction. Jane tries her best to avoid him and the passion between them.

Devlin is only working for his family's contracting business until his brother's illness has improved. Then he'll be returning to Europe to and work. So Jane eventually decides what's wrong with no strings sex since Dev will be leaving anyway. But after, she never would have guessed her feelings would change and grow. And she'd finally let passion into her life.

I enjoyed this first book in Susan Andersen's Sisterhood Diaries trilogy and look forward to the next in the series. The chemistry between Jane and Dev is explosive from the beginning when they're arguing more than anything else. Once they decide to stop arguing and make love, the chemistry is off the charts.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pleasure After the Pain by Savannah Chase

Pleasure After the Pain by Savannah Chase

ISBN: 978-1-60435-201-6

Out on the town, Serena stops by a tattoo parlor with her friend. While waiting for her friend to get inked, Serena browses through the album for a tattoo she might be interested in getting. Nothing grabs her attention until something falls out of the book she hadn't noticed before. So intrigued by the design, it draws her back to the parlor before the end of the night and she has it inked on her. This is when the fun and magic begins.

All I can say is, wow! What a hawt little story! Makes me want to get a tattoo; something I've never had any desire to do. Don't miss this one. Savannah, how bout a sequel?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Web of Deception by Emilie Rose

Web of Deception by Emilie Rose

ISBN: 9780373768943 (#1894)

Nadia Kincaid had been living in her father's Dallas penthouse apartment due to his will. It stated for her and her brothers to inherit she must take a leave of absence from her job with the family business, move to an unknown city, live off a monthly allowance, have a curfew and get her driver's license in one year. If she didn't follow those rules, they would lose everything to her father's biggest rival. Daddy didn't like the turn Nadia's life was taking so he thought he would continue to try to control her from the grave. Nadia became quite bored living in the penthouse with no job and not much money. She learned to cook and clean up after herself but she'd made a pest of herself with the many visits to the businesses in her building and gotten banned.

Hearing a noise in the hallway, Nadia opens her door, hoping to find her long lost neighbor finally home; she was lonely. What she didn't plan on seeing was her dead husband of eleven years. She thought he had died in a car accident on their wedding day along with their unborn child. Lucas Stone was shocked to see his ex-wife in the doorway across the hall. He had been paralyzed from the waist down and Nadia's father conned him in to taking a bribe to divorce her so he wouldn't be a burden to her and his family. Having recovered from the paralysis, Lucas focused on revenge against Nadia's father.
Could this meeting be accidental or a well thought out plan by Nadia's father? And could Nadia and Lucas find their way back to each other after all the hurt feelings and emotional scars of the past eleven years? I have to say I enjoyed this book and could hardly put it down once I began to read it. I could really understand why Lucas had taken the money from Nadia's father. Nadia was just a spoiled little rich girl who had begun to reach out for her full potential when she met Lucas then all was lost and she didn't know what to do. Her father was a major manipulator all her life even from the grave. This is book 3 in a three part series called The Payback Affairs. But this book stands alone without reading the other previous books. I will not miss out on the other books though as I will be going back to read them as well.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Boys Back Home by Sierra Dafoe

The Boys Back Home by Sierra Dafoe

ISBN: 1-60504-181-5

When Cassie Jordan was young, she fell in love with her best friends, Kyle Watson and Alan Caine. Now how could she ever choose between the two of them? She knew she couldn't have both of them. That was just unheard of in the small town of Preacher's Bend, Idaho.

But after catching Kyle and Alan in a more than compromising position with each other, Cassie hurriedly leaves town to start life over without them. She eventually turns to another man, becoming engaged. After having been gone for three years, Cassie decides it's time to return to the town she grew up in, so she could deal with her unresolved feelings for Kyle and Alan. How could she ever totally commit to her fiance and set a wedding date unless she did?

Alan and Kyle had turned to each other because they didn't want to force Cassie to make a choice between the two of them. Once all the misunderstandings are brought to the forefront, they decide there was no way they were going to let Cassie take off again.

I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I felt it ended a little too quickly. I wanted to reach in and give Cassie a big hug knowing she was having such a difficult time. Poor Alan and Kyle, it took them awhile but they finally got their act together where Cassie was concerned. If you choose to read this story, you won't be disapppointed. Kudos Sierra!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Surrender by Kimberly Zant

Surrender by Kimberly Zant

ISBN 978-1-58608-899-6

Anna is deperate to save her babies from being taken away by her ex-husband. He only wants them to spite her. Answering a newspaper ad for a six week job, Anna signs a contract to make a staggering amount of money to perform various sexual acts. She doesn't even understand why she was picked after seeing the other much younger, well built women who applied.

Arriving at the "mansion of ill repute," she quickly adapts to her temporary life of sexual submissive to five men. She tries her best to keep herself emotionally detached from her "bosses," which becomes more difficult as time goes by.

This book is one of the hottest I've ever read. The sex scenes are scorching and very detailed. While this book is written in first person pov, I quickly got used to it and enjoyed the story very much. One thing, I wish there would have been more information about Anna's "bosses," so I could have gotten to know them better. I recommend this book if you like a lot of explicit sex plus there is a happily ever after.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Killer Curves by Regina Carlysle

Killer Curves by Regina Carlysle

ISBN #9781419917844

When Carrie Martin Salem's husband died, she left the racing circuit behind and returned home to Texas. But when she left, she not only left racing, she left behind her friend, J.T. Sims.

Having never forgotten his best friend's wife, J.T. Sims decides it's time to pay Carrie a visit. Sparks fly when J.T. and Carrie let their passions ignite after so many years apart.

Could Carrie finally take a chance at love with J.T. or would she continue with her safe, quiet life?

This book was wonderful. Who wouldn't want a man like J.T.? I adored him and you could really feel his love for Carrie, the love he'd been hiding all those years. Poor Carrie was still hurting from her disastrous marriage and her husband's death. I really felt for what she'd been through and J.T. was the right man to save her from herself. Don't hesitate to read this book, you won't be disappointed.