Sunday, May 31, 2009

Eye of the Beholder by Carol Lynne

 
Eye of the Beholder by Carol Lynne (Cattle Valley series book 11)

ISBN #978-1-907010-25-5

Publisher:  Total E-Bound


For a year, Bo Lawson has tried to get closer to his boss, Backbreaker Ranch foreman Rance Benning, but the stubborn ex-rodeo champion refuses to be swayed. Bo can't understand Rance's aversion to being alone with him. Could it be Bo's HIV status?Rance noticed Bo the first day he laid eyes on him at Brynn's Bakery. Since that time, he's done anything and everything to stay away from the dangerous-looking gardener with the chiseled six-pack and tight-fitting jeans. Rance has seen what pity in a lover's eyes looks like, and he doesn't plan on ever putting himself in that position again.When one of the ranch's prize bucking bulls breaks through the fence and disappears, Rance and Bo are thrust together to help find the one ton money-maker. Although Bo sees their forced time alone as an opportunity, Rance sees it as torture. Every minute with Bo threatens the secret Rance won't tell anyone, least of all this dangerously sexy man.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton


The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton

ISBN # 978-0-9824170-2-7

Publisher:  Lyrical Press


Love hurts...if you're lucky. Kaden knows he's dying, but before he goes, he has one problem he needs to solve - he must ask his oldest friend Seth to take over as his beloved wife's Dom and Master after his death. Seth has always seen himself as the perpetual screw-up and Kaden as the strong and steady one, so his friend's request rocks his world. Now Seth finds himself immersed in a role he's far from comfortable with: inflicting pain to provide emotional comfort for the woman he's secretly loved for years. Can he deal with his crushing grief and learn the skills he must master in time to become THE RELUCTANT DOM? Warning: m/f/m menage, anal sex/play/toys, BDSM, bondage, D/s relationship, and the lesser-known "normality" of the world of BDSM.

My Review --

The Reluctant Dom is one of the best books I've ever read.  Kaden is a man who learns he's on borrowed time.  He's dying and asks his best friend Seth to take care of his wife Leah.  Not only take care of her but become her Dom, her Master.  Seth is thrown into a life he's not sure he can deal with.  How can he cause the woman, he's been in love with for years, pain even if it's something she craves on a daily basis?  Tymber Dalton brings out a wealth of emotions as Seth, Leah, and Kaden deal with Kaden's impending death and the grief that envelopes them when it happens.  This book is definitely going on my keeper shelf.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Back at the Ranch by Wendi Darlin


Back at the Ranch by Wendi Darlin (Cowboy Games series book 2)

ISBN: 1-60601-486-2

Publisher:  Siren


We're back at the ranch for more lovin' in this sequel to Wendi Darlin's bestselling erotic romance, Cowboy Games. Garrett plays by the rules, and rule number one is don't screw around with the ranch employees. Clayton is tired of lusting after his boss from afar, and makes a move that leaves them both breathless. This could be the beginning of something big, or the end of his days working at the ranch. Even if Garrett is willing to bend the rules for Clayton, the obstacles in their path are far from removed. Garrett's ex-boyfriend has decided he's not out of the picture, and Clayton's obligations to his family's business are calling him back to Los Angeles. Can these two cowboys overcome everything that stands in their way, or will they lose the "once in a lifetime" they've both been waiting for?

My Review --

The sequel to Cowboy Games, Back at the Ranch revisits the Fantasy Ranch.  We met both Garrett and Clayton in the first book.  Garrett is part owner of the ranch and Clayton is one of the employees.  Garrett, being the no-nonsense type, thinks it's best to steer clear of messing around with one of his employees.  But Clayton has other ideas and backs Garrett in to a corner in more ways than one.  An ex-boyfriend and an overbearing family are obstacles they both need to overcome to find their way to happiness together.  I loved seeing Garrett and Clayton find their way together although I wished there was more to their story.  Wendi Darlin has written a wonderful story of love.

Her Dakota Men by Leah Brooke

 
Her Dakota Men by Leah Brooke (Dakota Heat series book 1)

ISBN #:1-60601-368-8


Author's Website

Stacy Daniels left the ranch she loved so much years ago. Not being able to cope with her abusive father, she'd stayed away as much as possible. Infrequent visits to the ranch to visit those she loved caused her heartache, but she couldn't stay away.
Wolfe, Travis and Cash Dakota, the foreman's three sons, lived and worked on the ranch and she'd loved them forever. Realizing the futility of loving all three, she carefully kept her love for them hidden as guilt consumed her.
She wanted more than anything to stay on the ranch she loves so much with the only real family she's ever known. But if she gives in, loving all three of them the way she does, she'll ruin everything.
Not wanting to cause anyone pain, she has no choice but to flee.
Wolfe, Travis and Cash Dakota have other plans for her and won't let her go. They've waited for years to be Her Dakota Men.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cowboy Boots and Untamed Hearts by Natalie Acres


Cowboy Boots and Untamed Hearts by Natalie Acres

ISBN: 1-60601-373-4

Publisher:  Siren Publishing

Sydney has a problem with Bitch. The horse her father treasures more than gold is running loose and a blizzard is headed for Southwest Virginia. After spending the entire morning chasing the darn animal, she discovers she's probably not going to earn Cowgirl of the Year for her efforts.
So what's a damsel in designer jeans to do? Call in reinforcements and fortunately, she knows where to find them.

The Donovan men are known for their good looks, alpha-male ways, and their skills behind stacks of hay bales. It's their skills that often keep Sydney up late at night, only she's just dreamed about them. She's never had the opportunity to act on them because her father's career often kept her on the move.

A blizzard strikes out and the Donovan brothers want to take the first step and make Sydney their own. Only first they'll have to reveal a torrid past and answer some tough questions about their family and Sydney's father. Soon, they discover their innocent little Sydney harbors several secrets of her own and from out of nowhere, a stranger rides in the storm with a surprise for the Donovan brothers.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Turbulent Passions by Anne Rainey


Turbulent Passions by Anne Rainey

ISBN: 978-1-60504-490-3


Author's Website: http://annerainey.com/

Five years is a long time to live your life in the shadows, hiding your secrets. Since her parents died, Sapphire Demas and her twin brother have kept to themselves. If the wrong person found out their secrets, it could get them killed. But now Sapphire finds herself craving something more. When she falls over an unconscious man in her woods, she realizes he's just what she's been craving.

Adam Richton is an investigative journalist that can sniff out a scoop anywhere. But when he's rescued after a fall and a hit on the head, all is lost to him except the beautiful woman before him. His attraction keeps him close to Sapphire even after his memory returns with his purpose for being in the woods. Then he chances onto Sapphire's secrets. What will Sapphire do when she finds out who he really is? Can he trust in their new found love?

Anne Rainey has created a wonderful story that grabs the reader's attention and keeps you turning the pages. I just wish the story had been longer. Sapphire's vulnerability is the heart of this story and Adam is the man to heal her. Sapphire and Adam's passion is steamy and naughty and will leave you breathless. Now I'm wondering about Sapphire's brother, Aries. Could his story be on the agenda? I hope so!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

One On One by Cathryn Fox

 
One On One by Cathryn Fox

ISBN: 978-1-60504-376-0

Publisher:  Samhain


It was just a sexy game. Then things went south…
Taylor Dayton has been holding back a secret from her best friend, firefighter Christian Bain: he’s the only man who can douse the flames inside her. It’s time he noticed her as more than an ice cream and movie pal. What better way to melt the blinders from his eyes than propose an irresistibly sexy grooming session?
Christian can hardly believe the woman from his erotic dreams has just issued a siren call no red-blooded male can resist. He’ll give her what she wants, and when he’s done with her, she’ll need more than a fire hose to cool her down.
When their little game leads them to discover their secret fetishes and fantasies, they realize that this sexy seduction is no longer just a game.
This time, it’s for keeps.
Warning: Hot sex in creative places, may leave reader salivating for more…

Dare to Love by Jaci Burton


Dare to Love by Jaci Burton

Ebook ISBN: 1-60504-081-9
Print ISBN: 978-1-60504-279-4

Publisher:  Samhain


A romantic game of chicken—and they’re both too stubborn to flinch.
Lucy Fairchild, lawyer and heiress to the Fairchild fortune, has just had the worst day of her life. Her father has found the perfect man for her to marry. Yes, she’s thirty and single, but that doesn’t give her father the right to run her life. She’ll choose her own husband—someday.
Jake Dalton is struggling to make his fledgling construction company a success. Ever mindful of his father’s derogatory comments that he’d never amount to anything, he’s spent his entire life trying to prove he’s not a failure.
From their first meeting on a construction site, verbal sparks fly. Their argument escalates into a dare for a date—and the game is on. Lucy thinks Jake is the perfect fake boyfriend to parade around in the hopes of getting her father off her back. Jake is amused by the chance to annoy both Lucy and her dad—he doesn’t intend to take the dating thing seriously.
But the heart is a fickle thing, and not above playing dirty. In their quest to prove something—to each other, or maybe to themselves—they find themselves building a case…for love.
And suddenly all the rules have changed.
Warning: This book does NOT contain hot monkey lovin’, threesome action or anyone swinging from the chandeliers (sorry ‘bout that). It does contain sexy romancin’ on a trampoline under the stars, fun one liners, a dog named Rascal and a smokin’ hot construction worker named Jake that the author is convinced you’re going to fall madly in love with. She dares you to read it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lisa's Gift by Mackenzie McKade


Lisa's Gift by Mackenzie McKade

Ebook ISBN: 1-59998-497-0
Print ISBN: 1-59998-643-4

Publisher:  Samhain


Friendship crosses boundaries and love becomes a triangle. Can Jana learn to trust—through submission?
When opportunity knocks, Jana Ryan knows it’s time to face her demons and return to the city she ran fast and far away from. Her homecoming isn’t exactly what she expects—she finds Lisa, her best friend, in a rather erotic position with the one man Jana has dreamt of since high school.
The redheaded beauty is everything Lisa promised Nicolas Marchetti. Jana is sexy and exquisite and he can’t wait to sexually dominate both women. The triangle with the gorgeous redhead and beautiful blonde is every man’s fantasy. Yet there’s something about Jana that makes him want her and her alone. His attraction to her is unsettling—it goes beyond the physical.
Only by conquering the trials ahead of them, can Jana and Nicolas find their way into each other’s arms. Forever.
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, f/f/m interaction, foursome and BDSM.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sapphire's Seduction by Ruby Storm


Sapphire's Seduction by Ruby Storm

ISBN #1-4199-0766-2

Publisher:  Ellora's Cave

Author's Website

Two married couples plan a vacation to Jamaica. Destination? An adults only resort called Sapphire's Oceanside Hedonism. No kids, no rules, and clothes optional. Not that Melanie and Dan Ryan and Corrie and Mike Jenson plan to frolic naked in the white sand. It's just that Sapphire's inclusive package has everything they're looking for. Hesitant at first, the women finally agree that they can put up with nude bodies dotting the beach because the price for the trip is within their means. And any outlandish behavior will definitely be observed from afar. They simply want tropical sun, white sand and turquoise water.Or so they think, until Sapphire's seductive spell of fanciful desire for the extraordinary begins to trifle with the sensuous side of what reality is and what reality can be.Innocently, Melanie stumbles upon the Jensons in a heated sexual clinch, never realizing that her stunned voyeurism will lead them all into a sexual adventure the likes of which they had never even dreamed.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rough & Ready by Wendi Darlin

 
Rough & Ready by Wendi Darlin

ISBN # 1-60601-030-1

Publisher:  Siren


Undercover D.E.A. agent, Hollis McAllister, has learned to guard his secrets well. People close to him are always in danger, and he's never in one place for long. Those are two good reasons not to fall in love. Too bad he slipped up and fell for Taima Everhart when he infiltrated the biggest drug operation in the Southwest. Drug lord, Marques Santiago sniffs out Hollis. With his cover compromised and local police on the wrong side of the law, Hollis leaves before he has a chance to give Taima an explanation. She hunts him down, but she's not the only one who wants him dead. Cornered, Taima and Hollis must fight for their lives. She can play rough, but when it comes to Hollis McAllister is she ready to play for keeps?

Wanted by Outlaws by Natalie Acres


Wanted By Outlaws by Natalie Acres

ISBN #:1-60601-372-6

Publisher:  Siren

They're not your average bad boys. They're armed, dangerous, and ready to kill. Trouble with that is, they look good enough to eat, even when they're drawing their guns. Still, Emily has somehow avoided getting tangled up with the three men who share too many delicious similarities. They should--they're cousins.
Making a pact to stay away from the gentle and beautiful woman living all alone, the outlaws form a friendship with Emily and it proves important soon enough. With a crooked town and a bought marshal, Emily never sees the trouble that comes looking for her. She never expects the kind of danger she'll be forced to face alone.
But she's not alone.
With a torn dress, swollen face, and men just positioned to take advantage of her, Clay, Levi and Luke make it to her place in time to save her, but it isn't enough. Soon, they want to make it their full-time duty to love and protect her. However, she's not ready to love three men who are wanted by every lawman in the west, until she realizes the true pleasure found when a woman is wanted by three handsome outlaws...and the marshal who can save them all.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Riding Double by Eve Adams


Riding Double by Eve Adams (Riding series book 1)

Publisher:  Siren


Tough as nails Skye Taylor considers love the mother of all four-letter words. She's witnessed too many failed relationships, and has no intention of ever falling in love.
Trent Harris wants nothing more than to show Skye how much he loves her, but with the bulletproof armor around her heart, he can't get close enough. Growing up on a Montana ranch with Skye as his playmate, and now lover, he's willing to take her any way he can have her.
Caleb Jennings knows real when he sees it, and Trent's love for Skye is as real as it gets. Trouble is, his love for Skye is just as real. He knows what they all need is love in the third degree to really spice things up.
These country boys show Skye how a cowboy stays warm in Montana. She will discover just how hot it can get when RIDING DOUBLE.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Roughrider by Shawna Moore


Roughrider by Shawna Moore

ISBN: 9781419912597

Publisher:  Ellora's Cave


Whenever Kimberly Taylor’s around her childhood friend—former champion roper and rider, Jack Dodson —the sexual tension between them crackles more than lightning in the Texas summer sky. But both have learned the hard lesson that business must sometimes come before pleasure. Jack’s now co-managing a local ranch and bent on getting his life back together after a series of upheavals, injuries and dead-end relationships. Western outfitter Kim wants to slay her sexual demons and find out if Jack can bring the satisfaction so many have promised but never delivered. During her vacation visit with the Dodsons she uncovers a sex-slave ring operated by the man who may become Jack’s next father. Rabid curiosity clashes with criminal minds and escalates the drama in a small town where love and loyalties are harder won than any rodeo trophies.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cowboys Make Better Lovers by Kelly Wallace

 
Cowboys Make Better Lovers by Kelly Wallace

ISBN # 978-1-60202-068-9

Publisher:  Linden Bay Romance

Author's Website

When Sarah Collins loses her only sister in a car accident, she’s surprised to learn that guardianship of her two nephews and infant niece has fallen equally to her and her brother-in-law. Sarah’s not ready to be a parent, but can she trust playboy Raif Manning to do the job?Raif, an illustrious photographer, is ready, willing, and eager to give up his wild bachelor lifestyle. He’s just purchased an old, rundown farmhouse in Kansas and his number one priority is to restore it as the perfect place to raise his new family. Raif knows that he has to have a proper home for the kids if he’s going to convince Sarah to give him sole custody. But when Sarah shows up on Raif’s doorstep he’s completely unprepared. The house is in shambles, the kids are running amuck, and what’s worse? As soon as Raif gets an eyeful of the sexy Sarah with her sassy attitude and completely transparent suit of armor, he falls hard and fast. Little does Raif realize that while h’\'s trying to find a way to lure Sarah into bed, she’s finding her way into Raif’s heart and helping him realize his dreams.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Three for the Rodeo by Luxie Ryder


Three for the Rodeo by Luxie Ryder (Midnight Cowboys series book 3)

ISBN: 1606014706

Publisher:  Siren


Sadie wants to be just like the guys. She longs to join them in the rodeo ring, riding the broncos and bringing down steers. But her friends, Kyle and Gabe, have strong objections. Unable to understand why they refuse to help her, Sadie's frustration boils over, resulting in a wild night in the bar that forces them all to reassess their relationships with each other. Embarrassed by her behavior, Sadie is shocked to learn that rather than ruin the friendship, she has simply reignited the sexual interest they've had in her since the day she arrived in Hurley.Learning how to ride a bull is the last thing on her mind while she has her hands full with two sexy cowboys. She's determined not to let their relationship with her return to a platonic state.One sassy woman. Two rugged cowboys. Three for the Rodeo!

Two Cowboys for Christie by Luxie Ryder


Two Cowboys for Christie by Luxie Ryder (Midnight Cowboys series book 2)

ISBN # 1-60601-314-9

Publisher:  Siren


When Christie revisits her childhood home, she never dreams that her adolescent fantasies are about to become a reality. She'd once been inseparable from the boys on the next ranch, but Garrett and Connor are all grown up and the games they want to play now aren't for kids.When the two men make her an offer to pick up where they left off one drunken night in the barn as teenagers, Christie finds she is tempted. But who wouldn't be with two muscle bound, blue-eyed cowboys offering to make all your fantasies come true? Christie reacts as they hope she will and a hot, steamy night ensues, leaving her with a difficult decision to make. Should she let society and her own sense of what is right and wrong keep her away from the two men she has never stopped loving and the place that is her destiny?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Strong, Silent Type by Lorelei James


Strong, Silent Type by Lorelei James (Wild Ride anthology)(Rough Riders series book 6.5)

ISBN: 978-1-60504-521-4

http://www.samhainpublishing.com/

Author's Website: http://www.loreleijames.com/


When he saw his wife in the arms of another man, it was just enough to force Quinn McKay to rethink the way he'd handled the separation she demanded. He thought she'd come to her senses and ask him to come home long before now. Where had he gone wrong and what could he do to convince her how much he loved and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her?

Libby McKay was at the end of her ropes with Quinn and felt she should just give up since she'd kicked him out three months ago and nothing had changed. He was still living in the horse trailer and not discussing their problems. All she wanted to do was shake him up but to no avail. She may as well start the divorce process.

Not wanting to lose Libby for good, Quinn comes to her and suggests a wild weekend of sex, sex and more sex. Along the way, they discover things about themselves they hadn't realized and the healing process begins.

Another winner from Lorelei James and another great addition to the Rough Riders series. This story was totally different from the series with this being about a married couple attempting to patch up a broken marriage. Quinn is another hot McKay cowboy who's always kept his feelings to himself and must learn to reach out and tell his wife what he thinks. Libby always thought she had all the answers and doesn't realize she's been the one to actually push Quinn away. Don't miss the wonderful short story.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Merry Widow by Adriana Kraft


The Merry Widow by Adriana Kraft

EBook ISBN: 978-1-60313-175-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60313-174-2




Recently widowed Merry Delaney is reawakened sexually by her best friend Camille. She'd abstained from sex for several years after her husband diagnosis of MS. With one kiss, Camille got Merry thinking about what she was missing from her life and Merry decides to jump right in to Girl's Night Out and beyond.

Police detective Jim Barnes requests Merry's help with case against the mob in which she unknowingly has intimate knowledge of. He spies on her with her female and male lovers to figure out if she's part of the case. He gets turned on more and more every time he watches which leads to some enticing phone sex. Unable to stop himself, he takes her against the wall in her foyer.

Passion between Jim and Merry escalates along with the mob's threats. Will they be able to survive, in more ways than one?

The Merry Widow is a scorching hot read. You see Merry's transformation into the butterfly she relates to in the story. Jim is that ultimate sexy man who anyone would love to have in their life. Don't miss this wonderful story!