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


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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?

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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



http://www.ellorascave.com/


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.
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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


http://www.samhainpublishing.com/


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



ISBN:1-59998-280-3


http://www.samhainpublishing.com/


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


http://www.samhainpublishing.com/


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


http://www.samhainpublishing.com/


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.