Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dakota Ranch Crude by Leah Brooke

Dakota Ranch Crude by Leah Brooke (Dakota Heat series book 2)

ISBN # 1-60601-436-6

Publisher: Siren

When Samantha Cross goes to her brother's employers to ask for help, she had no idea it would change her life forever. To repay their debt, they both have to live and work at the Dakota Ranch for one year. Samantha has no option but to accept.Her brother's employers, Shayne and Jackson Montgomery, are not what she expected. Jackson, the younger brother, is too handsome and charming to resist, especially when he sets his sights on her. He wants her to share her life with not only him, but his older brother, Shayne.She realizes the only way is to show Shayne he's not the crude animal he's become convinced he is.Shayne is hard headed and won't believe it, convinced he would only hurt her. Can Samantha convince this tender giant he and his brother are perfect for her? 

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Librarian By Day by Paige Tyler

Librarian By Day by Paige Tyler

ISBN: 978-1-60313-425-5

Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Author's Website

Synopsis --

Shy, reserved librarian Jennifer Davidson has a secret side that few people know about. She writes erotic spanking romances. She’s never been spanked herself, but when her boyfriend stumbles across one of her books, all that changes.Nik Evans has always hoped there was a bad girl hiding underneath his prim, proper librarian, but even he is surprised when they begin to explore her fantasies and he finds out just how naughty she can be.Soon, Jennifer is embarking on a sensual journey of discovery in which she learns that having her bottom warmed for real is better than anything she’s ever written about in her books.

My Review --

Paige Tyler has created a book with two characters who have a wonderful sexual chemistry. Together Jennifer embarks on a path of self discovery when her boyfriend Nik surprises her with one of her biggest fantasies one evening. From there, Jennifer comes out of her shell little by little. Nik is one hot tamale who takes Jennifer on the journey of her life. I think Jennifer is a character readers could easily identify with and Nik is the man of any woman's dreams. If you're looking for a book to make you squirm in your seat, you'll want to pick up a copy of Librarian By Day.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cattle Valley Days by Carol Lynne

Cattle Valley Days by Carol Lynne (Cattle Valley series book 12)

ISBN# 978-1-907010-60-6

Publisher: Total E-Bound

Saddle up, Cattle Valley residents. It's time for the annual Cattle Valley Days, which means one thing. Cowboys, lots and lots of chapped cowboy butts.We'll be checking in with some of your favourite couples from the past as well as meeting a few new residents. Our old friends from the Good-Time Boys will also be dropping by for the annual rodeo festivities.So slap your spurs in and get ready for a wild ride!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Feral Moon by Regina Carlysle

Feral Moon by Regina Carlysle (also part of the Tempting Turquoise anthology)

ISBN: 9781419917974

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Synopsis --

In the midst of a smoky club, a firestorm of lust whips through Mahara Jones, drenching her panties, heating her core. The abnormal desire leaves her helpless and confused until her boss, Titus Declan, sweeps her away into the world of were-panthers and she learns she is destined to be his mate and queen of the Turquoise Moon tribe. It is a night of secrets and discovery, of sexual pleasure without equal, but her hybrid psychic powers present Titus with a challenge of his own. Tonight it will take more than one strong were-panther to bring her fully into his world. With the sexual help of his closest lieutenants, Titus will claim his queen and ensure the future of their species.
Reader Advisory: Includes a M/M/F/M scene.

My Review --
Feral Moon is an sizzling quick read. Mahara is anxious and confused over her body's reactions. And Titus is just the man to fulfill those desires. He introduces Mahara to her destiny in a tantalizingly erotic adventure. The chemistry between Mahara and Titus is sensuous and explosive. Regina Carlysle definitely doesn't disappoint with this one.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dangerous Obsessions by Blake Deveraux

Dangerous Obsessions by Blake Deveraux (Men of Danger series book 1)

ISBN: 978-1-60435-280-1

Publisher: Red Rose

Author's Website:

Synopsis --

What can bring a strong career Marine to his knees?
Daniel Deveraux is a man of action. He doesn't allow his life to be complicated by anything or anyone. He left the Marines after deciding that the don't-ask-don't-tell policy was more than he could abide. He returned home in search of a simple life, one devoid of the insanity he'd endured in Iraq. Love for him was a distant dream.
Brandon Matthews is an exceptional man, both in body and in mind. His magnetic personality and exceptional good looks were an impenetrable wall behind which this damaged man safely hid. His journey found him working days as a carpenter, and nights as "eye candy" at a local gay bar.
The two men find themselves on a tumultuous journey of emotional and sexual revelation that threatens to destroy them both. The intense sexual relationship binds them in a way neither one expects.
The question remains—will the deep sexual bond bring the two men together in a deep and enduring love? Or will it destroy them?

My Review --

Dangerous Obsessions leads you into the dark journey between two men who have been through a lifetime of emotional upheavals before they even meet. As I was reading Brandon's past, I really wanted to kick some ass and defend him. And Daniel's anger after returning from war drove him almost to the point of no return but thankfully he finds Brandon. Blake Deveraux does a wonderful job at getting the reader to root for both Brandon and Daniel with hopes they can get their acts together for each other. This book is intense and not for the faint of heart but quite enjoyable all the same. I look forward Blake Deveraux's next book.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Reunion by Carol Lynne

Reunion by Carol Lynne (Men In Love series book 7)

ISBN: 978-1-907010-46-0

Publisher: Total E-Bound
Author's Website

Your favourite families from the Men in Love series are back.For over ten years, Gabe Whitlock's ex-SEAL buddies have searched for the woman who abandoned him as a small child. When Jake Sommers receives a phone call from a woman claiming to be Gabe's long-lost sister, he calls the team together once more.As the past unfolds, and mysteries are uncovered, the gang converges on the Triple Spur to rally around their friend.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tortured Souls by Carol Lynne

Tortured Souls by Carol Lynne (Men In Love series book 6)

ISBN 9781419910777

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Two very different men, two very different pasts. Private Investigator Bram Blackstone thought he’d closed off his heart forever. Making do with one-night stands and short-term relationships, Bram thought he was satisfied. Until the day he met Dr. Declan O’Malley.
Once upon a time, Declan O’Malley thought he had it all. A rewarding and promising career in front of him and a long-time lover beside him. When life dealt him an agonizing blow, Declan shut himself off. Then he met Bram. His heart told him he was ready to take a chance at love but when push came to shove, Declan turned away.
When Bram’s past catches up with him and Declan becomes the pawn in a game of revenge, Bram will do anything to save him. Even if it meant traveling to the place of his nightmares.
Reader Advisory: This story contains M/M sex scenes. References to violent situations and rape.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Going Against Orders by Carol Lynne

Going Against Orders by Carol Lynne (Men In Love series book 5)

ISBN: 9781419910463

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Raised under the iron control of his father, Nicco pushed aside the one true love of his life. When Nicco realizes that nothing short of perfection will garner the love of his father, he decides to take back control of his life.
Mac has loved Nicco since they were teenagers. When Nicco pushed him away and joined the Navy, Mac thought he’d lost him forever. He joined the Marines and was shipped overseas. When an explosion almost costs him his life, Mac is saved by his then lover Amir. After waking in the hospital, Mac makes a promise to himself. If he can’t have Nicco, he’ll have no one.
After years of celibacy it seems Nicco has finally decided to go against his father’s orders and love whom he chooses. Life together seems promising for Mac and Nicco, but with Amir still in the background how will their relationship survive? And what will happen when Nicco goes against orders?
Reader Advisory: Contains M/M/M sexual activity.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Completing The Circle by Carol Lynne

Completing The Circle by Carol Lynne (Men In Love series book 4)

ISBN 9781419910388

Left alone and pregnant, Cory did the unthinkable and married the best friend of the man she loved. For eight long years Cory paid for her choice. She was finally set free from her torment the day her husband died.
Remy loved Cory, but was heartbroken when he returned after fighting overseas to find that she’d married his best friend.
When secrets and lies are revealed, bridges are mended and Cory and Remy embark on a new life together. Their happiness is soon threatened by the appearance of a mysterious gift and phone call. Cory is convinced the voice on the phone is her dead husband. When an explosion threatens their lives, Remy decides it’s time to call in favors. With the help of his friends, Remy and Cory’s lives are about to become complete.
Reader Advisory: This book contains group sex scenes.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Open To Possibilities by Carol Lynne

Open To Possibilities by Carol Lynne (Men In Love series book 3)

ISBN 9781419909931

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Gabe Whitlock had been without a family his entire life. Gabe’s best friend Jake sold him his father’s ranch and told Gabe the way to find love was to open himself to all possibilities. Gabe had no idea what he meant until he met and fell in love with his ranch foreman, Rex Cotton. The two men decided to build a life together. When Rex hears there might be oil on the Double B he and Gabe decide to find out if its true. They hire Boone, a geology student, for the summer to help determine if their dry and dusty ranch has oil. The threesome quickly form a three-way bond. With three men loving each other the possibilities are endless.
Reader Advisory: This book contains M/M/M sex scenes.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ben's Wildflower by Carol Lynne

Ben's Wildflower by Carol Lynne (Men In Love series book 2)

ISBN 9781419909276

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

What would make a woman cut herself off from the town she grew up in for seven years? For Kate the answer is one man, a powerful man.
When Kate is in danger of losing her ranch to the bank, she enters into a partnership with Ben. This six-foot seven-inch, overly endowed ex-Seal is looking for a home. He finds a home and love with Kate. When problems on the ranch begin to escalate, Kate points the finger at one man, the man from her past who is determined to drive her out of town.
What’s an ex-Seal to do but bring in the rest of his team? Ben summons a few members of his team to help protect Kate from a man who believes he’s above the law.
Reader Advisory: This book contains references to rape and graphic violence. It also includes a brief male/male sex scene.

Branded By Gold by Carol Lynne

Branded By Gold by Carol Lynne (Men In Love series book 1)

ISBN 9781419909214

On the run from her stepfather, Jenny Barnes wakes up in hospital to find the two men she’s loved for years are with her. Her stepbrother, Jake, and his best friend and lover, Cree, have finally been called to her side after they spent years searching for her. But when they take Jenny home to their new ranch, even they can’t keep her tormentor away. With the help of their ex-Seal buddies they set out to keep the love of their lives safe and to capture Jake’s own father.
Reader Advisory: This book contains references to rape and graphic violence.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Twin Temptations by Carol Lynne

Twin Temptations by Carol Lynne

ISBN 978-1-906328-40-5

Publisher: Total E-Bound

Author's Website:

Synopsis --

For twins, Ryker and Ranger Good, life has never been easy. Kicked out of the house when they were barely eighteen, the brothers started a new life, together. Now in their thirties they are ready to make a commitment, not only to each other but to the woman they’ve waited to claim for four years.
Lilly Bevin’s has been in love with the Good twins for years, only to be treated like a child by them. Now twenty-one, Lilly’s ready to spread her wings. Working in the town bar is just one of the ways she’s declaring her independence, dating is the other.
When the twins find out the woman they want is dating a smarmy hustler they try to talk some sense into her, only to be told to butt out. Now it’s up to them to tame their wildcat and bring her into the fold of their love. A wildcat, however, has claws and Lilly isn’t shy about using hers to her advantage.
Reader Advisory: This book contains a This story contains a twincest relationship (M/M sex scenes) as well as M/M/F scenes.

My Review --

Twin Temptations completes the Good Time Boys series with the story of twins Ryker and Ranger Good. They've been waiting for Lilly Bevin to grow up before they commit to her. They figure the time is right when she declares she's going to date another man. I thought I'd be a little creeped out by the twincest part of the story, but I wasn't. I really just saw this as two men having a deep abiding love for each other. Throw Lilly into the mix and you have a hot menage and a wonderful love story. Thanks Carol for a perfect end to a great series!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Rawley's Redemption by Carol Lynne

Rawley's Redemption by Carol Lynne (Good Time Boys series book 3)

ISBN 978-1-906328-32-0

Publisher: Total E-Bound

Author's Website:

Synopsis --

After unjustly losing his job, ex-Sheriff, Rawley Good turns to the one person he has long denied himself, rancher Jeb Greeley. But Rawley soon learns he can’t always be the boss when it comes to love. Relationships aren’t like running a town and a man like Jeb is not about to be dominated, even in the name of love.
Though he is no longer the Sheriff of Summerville, Rawley isn’t about to back down from his investigation into his brother’s shooting. Something’s not right. There is a murderer to catch, corruption to fight and a job to get back. More importantly, Rawley isn’t about to walk away from the greatest love of his life. Sheriff or not, Jeb Greeley is the man for him.

My Review --

Carol Lynne has written another wonderful book with Rawley's Redemption. This returns to the story started with Sonny's Salvation and continued through Garron's Gift. Rawley's Redemption focuses on the relationship between Rawley Good and Jeb Greeley. After being fired from his job of sheriff, Rawley decides it's now time to no longer deny his feelings for another man. No longer caring what the town thinks he declares his love for Jeb. Also, the entire family works together to bring Sonny's shooter to justice. I'm really enjoying this series about the Good brothers and their significant others. You'll root for Rawley throughout the story with the challenges he faces. At times Jeb seemed like a spoiled brat in his reactions to Rawley, but in the long run you understand his reasons. Also, what a great introduction to Nate, Rio and Ryan's romance.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Garron's Gift by Carol Lynne

Garron's Gift by Carol Lynne (Good Time Boys series book 2)

ISBN 978-1-906328-24-5

Publisher: Total E-Bound

Author's Website:

Synopsis --

Garron Greeley thought he had it all—a great new job and the man of his dreams to call his own. When his lover Sonny sprang the idea of a commitment ceremony on him, Garron couldn’t have been happier. Except for a few men, the town seemed supportive of their relationship, and many showed up to witness their special day. The ceremony is everything he hoped for, until an act of bigoted violence shatters Garron’s world, leaving his new husband in a pool of blood in the middle of the street. He’s left wondering if asking for everything will leave him with nothing.
Working with his new brother-in-law, Garron sets out to prove the identity of the shooter and bring him to justice. Along the way he learns that true love can have many different forms.

My Review --

Garron's Gift continues the story of Sonny and Garron from Sonny's Salvation. Sonny and Garron commit their lives to each other in a fabulous ceremony with their family and friends attending. But there are some townfolk that don't like it. When they start for home on Garron's motorcycle, Sonny is shot in the head. If it weren't for Garron's gift of a motorcycle helmet, he'd have surely died. With the passing of time, Sonny continues to heal. In the meantime, Garron and Sonny's brother, Rawley investigate the shooting but not with much luck capturing the culprit. An enjoyable addition to the Good Time Boy's series, I could really feel the love between Garron and Sonny. It tugged at my heart-strings while Garron was sitting by Sonny's bedside hoping for his recovery. Now I'm off to continue the story with Rawley's Redemption.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sonny's Salvation by Carol Lynne

Sonny's Salvation by Carol Lynne (Good Time Boys series book 1)

ISBN 978-1-906328-21-4

Publisher: Total E-Bound

Author's Website:

Synopsis --

Sonny Good loved his life as an FBI agent, but when his father died and he was needed back home, he quit the agency and became a rancher. Now several years later, Summerville, Nebraska is starting to seem a little isolated. An openly gay rancher in the middle of Nebraska just doesn’t have many prospective dates.
That is until Garron Greeley moves to town. Garron is the town’s newest resident and bad boy bartender with shoulder-length dark brown hair and tribal tattoos. Sonny is struck by lust at first sight. Things between the two of them take off like a rocket until Sonny learns Garron is also the brother of the man who owns the neighbouring ranch. The man Sonny considers his enemy, which leaves Sonny to decide, what’s more important-the feud with his neighbour or a potentially blazing passion with Garron?

My Review --

Sonny's Salvation is a good beginning to the Good Time Boys series. This mini story introduces us to Sonny Good and his brothers. Sonny falls quickly for the new bartender in town, Garron Greeley. Their relationship is fast-paced and hot. I look forward to the continuation of their story in Garron's Gift, the second book in this series.

Submission Times Two by Claire Thompson

Submission Times Two by Claire Thompson

Publisher: Romance Unbound

Synopsis --

Ethan and Cam met the year before at an underground BDSM club and their connection was intense and immediate. There was just one small problem--they're both subs. To work around this, they agree to find their own Doms for play, engaging in hot scenes complete with whips and chains, but leaving their hearts at home.
The setup works fine, until the day a hot Dom named Maestro enters the picture. For the first time, Ethan finds himself keeping secrets.
Maestro has secrets of his own. Unrequited passion and sizzling hot D/s lead to the three agreeing to a play scene that ends up ensnaring them all in something more powerful than any of them had dreamed of. Can two subs submit to a man who would claim not only their bodies, but their hearts and minds? Or will the intensity of a D/s ménage break their world apart.

My Review --

Claire Thompson has created three characters who fit together perfectly. Cam and Ethan are in love but both are subs needing a Dom. Not being able to fulfill for each other what they need, they agree to look outside their relationship. Enter Maestro, a Dom Ethan has found himself entranced by. But Maestro is really Andrew, a former geek who had a unrequited crush toward Ethan since high school. Confession leads them all to a connection intense and powerful. One thing I loved between Cam and Ethan is the communication they share, even when faced with the possibility of losing their relationship. You sympathize with Andrew coming into an already developed bond between Cam and Ethan not knowing where it would lead him. Thanks Claire for a thoroughly enjoyable book. You've outdone yourself.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Miss Firecracker by Lorelei James

Miss Firecracker by Lorelei James (Wild West Boys series book 2)

ISBN: 978-1-60504-594-8

Publisher: Samhain

Author's Website:

Synopsis --

MISS FIRECRACKER...She’s the match, he’s the explosive combination
One year ago Willow Gregory entered the Miss Firecracker contest on a dare—and ended up with the crown. As a working carpenter, she’s not exactly the tears-and-tiara type, and after a year of walking the straight and narrow she’s ready to cut loose.
Waking up in a sexy stranger’s bed with no memory of the havoc she wreaked the night before wasn’t quite what she had in mind. Nor was agreeing to his mandate—work for him at the tavern until she repays the damage. Or go to jail.
Blake West thinks he could possibly be the only man alive who could say no to a drunken, horny, naked beauty queen. There’s something about the former Miss Firecracker that makes him want to blow his Mr. Nice Guy persona all to hell.
It helps that Willow is ready to dive headfirst into a no-heartstrings-attached affair. Which fits in perfectly with Blake’s temporary gig managing his friend’s bar.
Every grinding kiss, every stolen touch leads to another…until a harmless little white lie becomes the detonator that could explode their chances at a happily ever after.
Warning: this light-hearted beach read features a hero hotter than the 4th of July and a feisty heroine who knows exactly how to pop his top.

My Review --

Willow and, what a dynamic couple Lorelei James has created. Working along side men on an every day basis, tom boy Willow never really thought she'd have the opportunity to fall into a no strings love affair. But after waking up in nice guy Blake 's bed, she believes now may be the time. Blake is at a crossroads in his life, not knowing what his next move should be. Then he meets Willow who throws him for a loop and makes him even more confused. When they're together, they combust; they're hotter than hot. Sparks fly with every touch. Miss Firecracker is a fun short story with real-life characters and a marvelous addition to the Wild West Boys series.