The Madness of Lord Westfall (Order of the MUSE #2)

madnesscover72454-mediumAuthor: Mia Marlowe

Publisher: Entangled Publishing 

Rating: 4 stars

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Blurb: Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall is mad. Everyone knows it. He fell from a tree when he was a boy and woke to hear strange voices. When the voices grow stronger as he grows older, his family commits him to Bedlam. But what he hears are the thoughts of those around him—a gift to be used in service to the Order of the M.U.S.E. Until he falls again…this time for a totally unsuitable woman.

Lady Nora Claremont hides her heartbreak behind the facade of a carefree courtesan. Viscount Westfall is the most confusing man she’s ever met. He seems to know exactly what she wants…and what she’s thinking.

Which is a dangerous thing, because what Nora wants is Pierce.

And what she’s thinking could expose her as a traitor to the crown… Continue reading The Madness of Lord Westfall (Order of the MUSE #2)

The Dare

da_thedareAuthor: Denise A. Agnew

Publisher: Loose ID

Rating: 4 stars

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Blurb: Mousy and just plain boring… 

Tired of self-denial and being cloistered by her father’s over-protectiveness, wealthy painter Isabella takes a vacation alone.

Tough and way too cocky… 

Police officer Luca Angello is self-confident, powerfully sexual, and on the trail of gang members attacking women.

Isabella thinks Luca is shallow and only out for a good time. Luca thinks Isabella needs some loosening up. When danger throws her into his arms, she discovers that he can reach her depths in ways she never could have imagined.

Fear brings them together, but will violence tear them apart?
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Midnight Fire (Midnight Series #7)

midcover71946-mediumAuthor: Lisa Marie Rice

Publisher: Carina Press

Rating: 4 stars

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Blurb: Jack Delvaux is alive…

Summer Redding thought the blindingly handsome jock who’d loved and left her years ago had died in the Washington Massacre. She grieved for her lost golden boy as the rest of the country mourned their dead—until she comes home to find a very alive Jack Delvaux waiting for her with a devastating secret that turns her life upside down.

No longer the carefree man he was in his youth, this Jack is dark, hard and dangerous; a fifteen-year veteran of the CIA hungry for answers…and hungry for her. The rich, good-looking charmer who broke her heart once before would have been easy to resist, but this man, this powerful man? Summer needs him, and he knows it.

When Jack’s mission uncovers evidence of government involvement in the Massacre—and plans for another attack—he’s primed for revenge. But he has more than vengeance to live for now, and when Summer’s life is threatened, it’s nearly Jack’s undoing. Someone taking shots at his woman? That’s a dead man walking. Continue reading Midnight Fire (Midnight Series #7)

The Scam (Fox and O’Hare #4)

scamcover70375-medium (1)Author: Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

Publisher: Random House/Ballantine/Bantam

Rating: 5 stars

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Blurb: The fourth book in the fast-paced, action-packed Fox and O’Hare series from Janet Evanovich, #1 bestselling author of the blockbuster Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author of the Monk series.

Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch.

THE SCAM takes Fox and O’Hare on a whirlwind adventure–from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Continue reading The Scam (Fox and O’Hare #4)

Facing Off with Alexi (Witch Field Prowlers #2)

facingoffwithalex_coverinAuthor: Selena Illyria

Publisher: Loose ID

Rating: 3 stars

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Type: Novella

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Blurb: Captain of the Witch Fields Prowlers Hockey Team, Alexi Kurraine, is looking forward to spending 4th of July weekend with his best friend and sometimes lover, Tianna. Between their busy careers and now living in different cities he wants to spend as much time with her as possible before they go back to their separate lives. One moment of honesty between them puts a strain on his relationship with her and leaves him wondering about their future together not only as best friends and lovers but as a possible couple. Can he convince her to take the leap despite her reservations?

Tianna loves Alexi, always has. He’s a constant in her life that she desperately needs after moving to a new city. He’s best friend turned lover and she likes the status quo even though it leaves her wanting more from their relationship. Their week together only reinforces her desire to be with him but she fears that a long distance relationship will cost them more than just the sex. She can’t lose her best friend. Can she silence the voice of doubt or will she pull away from one of the most important relationships in her life? Continue reading Facing Off with Alexi (Witch Field Prowlers #2)

Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts

BewareOfGeeksAuthor: Charlie Cochet

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 5 stars

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Type: Novella

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Blurb: Julian “Quinn” Quintero, a gruff, tough Miami SWAT officer, has been injured on the job, and all he’s looking for is a little peace and quiet to recover—difficult to achieve with his large Cuban family. An adventure in picking up his prescriptions puts him in the path of his geeky, brownie-baking neighbor, Spencer Morgan. Spencer sweeps into Quinn’s life like a tropical storm of sunshine and rainbows. Not surprisingly, it’s chaos at first sight. Quinn’s in need of a little tender loving care, and Spencer decides he’s just the man for the job. Their very different lives might clash, but they might also find some common ground—and maybe more. Continue reading Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts

Bad Romance, A Stepbrother Novel

badcover72116-mediumAuthor: Jen McLaughlin

Publisher: Random House Publishing – LOVESWEPT

Rating: 4 stars

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Blurb: In this explosive novel from bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, a good girl falls for the ultimate bad boy: her stepbrother. Perfect for fans of Sabrina Paige, Caitlin Daire, and Krista Lakes, Bad Romance proves that passion can be so wrong it’s right.

Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that’s all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She’s still her rich daddy’s little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she’s still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn’t resist her then. How the hell can he resist her now?

Lily is about to marry a man she doesn’t love, and commit to a high-stress job she hates, all to please the father who controls every waking moment of her life. On top of everything, her teenage crush is back, with a sleek, chiseled body and a trace of the rebellious boy whose lips sealed her fate. Jackson’s timing couldn’t be worse . . . or better. Because Lily’s all grown up, too. She’s aching for another taste. And for the first time, she’s ready to be a bad girl. Continue reading Bad Romance, A Stepbrother Novel

The Grand Ballast

Author: J.A. Rock

Publisher: self

Rating: 4.5 stars

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Type: Novel

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Blurb: In a future where live sex shows abound to keep a jaded population entertained, dancer Bode Martin falls for the brilliant and unstable Kilroy Ballast, who molds Bode into the star attraction of his erotic circus, the Grand Ballast. Drugged beyond any real feeling, Bode trades freedom and his once considerable pride for an illusion of tenderness—until he inadvertently rescues a young man from a rival show, and together they flee to an eccentric town in the west where love still means something.

Valen’s not an easy man to know, and Bode shed his romantic notions under Kilroy’s brutal employ. Yet their growing bond becomes a strange and dangerous salvation as they attempt to overthrow the shadows of their pasts and wade together through a world of regret, uncertainty, beauty, and terror.

But Kilroy won’t let Bode go so easily. Long ago, Bode was responsible for the loss of something Kilroy held dear, and he still owes Kilroy a debt. As the three men battle toward a tangled destiny, Bode must decide if his love for Valen is worth fighting for—or if he was and always will be a pawn in the story Kilroy Ballast will never stop telling.

WARNING: Contains violence and noncon. Not a genre romance.

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Head Over Heels for the Boss (Donovan Brothers #3)

headcover72138-mediumAuthor: Susan Meier

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC. BLISS

Rating: 4 stars

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Blurb: Isabelle Cooper’s in big, big trouble. Her flower shop? Well, it was just bought by the man she’s had a crush on forever. Her new boss, Devon Donovan, is a tall glass of melt-in-your-mouth hotness. The problem? Devon is definitely not interested in love. No ifs, ands, or buds about it.

Devon knows Isabelle has been crushing on him since college, but buying her business shouldn’t be a problem. Not only is she his employee, but as the eldest Donovan brother, he’s too busy protecting the family fortune for romance. But tomboy “Izzy” is all grown up now. And he’s finding it impossible to resist her, no matter how hard he tries… Continue reading Head Over Heels for the Boss (Donovan Brothers #3)

Tell Me It’s Real

Author: TJ Klune

Narrator: Michael Lesley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 5 stars

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Type: audiobook

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Blurb: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn’t. Paul doesn’t believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother’s homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

Enter Vince Taylor.

Vince is everything Paul isn’t: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul.

But when Paul hits Vince with his car—in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it’d-only-be-manslaughter kind of way—he’s forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself—and that is one obstacle Paul can’t quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince’s family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he’s perfect the way he is. Continue reading Tell Me It’s Real