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Grimm’s End (Grimm’s Circle #9)

grimmcover74066-mediumAuthor: Shiloh Walker

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Samhain & Amazon

Type: Novel

Provided by Publisher

 

Blurb: He would walk into hell for her. Hell’s not willing to let him back out.

Grimm’s Circle, Book 9

Years have passed since Will flung himself headlong into demon central. Everyone has told Mandy he’s lost to them, but she still won’t believe it. He was her heart and soul—still is—even if he never admitted they belonged together.

When a friend is nearly torn through a rip between the worlds, Mandy gets the sign she’s hoped and prayed for. Her friend is thrust back through to safety by no other than Will himself.

With all hell breaking loose on earth, only two Grimm can be spared for the mission to retrieve their leader—Mandy and the only other Grimm crazy enough to go with her.

Will would forget the color of the sky before he’d forget the love of all his lives. But his time is done. It’s only a matter of which demon will finally destroy him.

He never thought his final moments would be haunted by Mandy’s face. But is it a fitting punishment, or one last chance to atone for crimes he committed so long ago?

Warning: This book contains too much angst, too many secrets, and two people who long to be together. It’s also the end of a long, fun ride. Thanks for taking it. Continue reading Grimm’s End (Grimm’s Circle #9)

Matchless (Black Brothers Trilogy #2)

Autcover56382-mediumhor: Brynley Bush

Publisher: Brynley Bush

Rating: 4 stars

Buy links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb:  When her boss asks for her help on a high profile intellectual property case, the last person attorney Mila Kingston expects to walk into her office is the gorgeous stranger she had an unforgettable one night stand with on her birthday. Navy SEAL Griffin Black has been upfront since the beginning that he’s not looking for love or commitment, which is just fine with Mila, who’s focused on her career and certainly doesn’t have time for a charming playboy. However she can’t pass up the opportunity to represent Griffin and his brother in a landmark trade secret case involving a plant from the Amazon with the potential to cure cancer and the greedy woman who will stop at nothing to possess the rights to the research.

Although Mila’s determined to keep him at arm’s length, the more time she spends with Griffin, the harder it is to resist his easy going charm and his promises of forbidden pleasures. Before long, Mila is entangled with Griffin in a battle for the rights to medical research that could change the world of medicine, as well as her heart. Continue reading Matchless (Black Brothers Trilogy #2)

Betty Crocker The Big Book of Pies and Tarts

 

Pie Friday

 

    

      Author: Betty Crocker

     Publisher: Betty            Crocker

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Cookbook

     Purchased

 

 

Blurb:  The complete compendium of pies, both sweet and savory If you love pies, you’ll love Betty Crocker The Big Book of Pies with its collection of delicious recipes. This book is overflowing with pies of every type including fruit pies, creamy and chilled pies, mini pies and tarts, and savory pies. You’ll find plenty of inventive new ideas and flavor combinations, like Apple-Pomegranate Slab Pie, Bourbon-Chocolate-Pecan Mini Pies, and savory Muffin Tin Taco Pies.

You’ll find everything you want right here. For a hearty dinner, you’ll love Mini Bacon Chicken Pot Pies or Potato-Onion-Bacon Slab Pie Satisfy a sweet tooth with Caramel Cream Pie or Chocolate-Chip Cookie-Stuffed Pie. Whatever your fancy, you’ll find the pie here.

Features more than 200 pie recipes using both frozen or from-scratch crusts Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photographs of prepared dishes Includes an introductory section on pie-baking basics with advice on creating perfect pastry crusts, freezing and storing pies, and decorating crusts
If you love pie—for dinner, dessert, or any other time of day—Betty Crocker The Big Book of Pies is the ultimate pie lover’s cookbook.

Continue reading Betty Crocker The Big Book of Pies and Tarts

Blake’s Home (The Love Shack #1)

cd_blakeshomeAuthor: Cheryl Dragon

Publisher: Loose Id

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: LId and Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: Plenty of men have tried to get ranch hand Blake Louis to The Love Shack but none succeed. At the White family ranch, Blake has found friends and a home. He desperately wants to stay. Yet he must keep his shifter secret and avoid his feelings for Jared White. This job has to work out. No one ever wanted him forever—none of his family did—so why would a rich successful rancher want more than a roll in the hay with a dirt poor ranch hand?

Screwing the staff is a bad idea but Jared White needs more than sex from Blake. The men are friends but he’ll risk it for a chance at more. Love has never worked for Jared and a childhood rival delights in sabotaging him. Jared can’t give up hope. He believes that Blake is the one.

The only smart place to start is The Love Shack, a neutral place where Jared isn’t the boss and Blake isn’t the hand. Determined to win Blake’s heart, Jared delves into Blake’s past. As amazing as the sex is, Blake resists sweet promises. Love, trust, and happiness are as crazy to Blake as the bobcat he can shift into.

Continue reading Blake’s Home (The Love Shack #1)

Wanting Forever

52c7dcb7cedeb3731ca99c5345c1baf2Author: Diana Gardin 

Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Hachette, Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

 Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: Sometimes the one thing you want is exactly what you can’t have.

For Sam Waters, it’s Aston Hopewell. Talk about a girl out of his league. But he’s just a hired hand, happy to keep his head down and work hard on her father’s ranch. With a warrant out for his arrest, he can’t afford trouble.

Everyone thinks Aston’s life is perfect, but she knows the truth: nothing is as it seems. The only one who gets that is Sam. He understands her in a way no one ever has. But even he won’t tell her everything-until the night that changes their destiny forever . . .
Continue reading Wanting Forever

Noble (Indigo Knights #4)

     Author: Jet Mykles

     Publisher: Loose Id

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: LId and Amazon

     Type: Novel from Series

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  Donny “Foxy” Foxley is hot. Noble knows it. All those screaming teen girls know it. And so does the production company with their millions staked on the teen idol’s dreamy good looks.

So when the supposedly straight movie star comes onto him, Noble is floored. Never one to ignore the allure of a pretty young man, Noble can’t resist and doesn’t even try. Why should he? Even if it has to be a secret, he’d be crazy to pass up a night of sexytimes with the one man everyone wants.

But one night turns into two, then blossoms into a friendship with the potential for so much more. If that’s what Noble was after, which he’s not. But Foxy gets under Noble’s skin until he cares way too much. Because there can never be anything but sex between them. To the world, Foxy is straight and Noble is anything but.  Continue reading Noble (Indigo Knights #4)

On Her Father’s Grave (Rogue River #1)

cover53779-medium     Author: Kendra Elliot

     Publisher: Montlake Romance

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Book in Series

      Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: The first of four thrilling Rogue River novellas, On Her Father’s Grave launches a new romantic suspense series from Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh, with each author alternating writing books in the series.

In a small town like Solitude, Oregon, keeping a secret can be murder.

Stevie Taylor had left her sleepy Oregon hometown for a more exciting life. But after her police chief father passes away, the LAPD cop returns to Solitude and signs on as a patrol officer, hoping to heal from her loss…and from the horrific things she’s seen in the city.

In Solitude, everyone knows everyone else’s business—and, to Stevie’s dismay, local gossip soon ties her to the new police chief and a man from her past. Tragedy then shakes up the small town when a teenager dies after taking a strange new drug. Now, the seasoned LA cop must hunt down the dealer while investigating the most important case of her life, one that could divide her tranquil town. Continue reading On Her Father’s Grave (Rogue River #1)

Spaghetti Western (Delectable #5)

SpaghettiWestern     Author: EM Lynley

     Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

     Rating: 4

     Buy Links: DSP and Amazon

     Type: Book in Series

     Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb:  A Novel in the Delectable Series

Cordon Bleu-trained chef Riley Emerson arrives in Aspen, Colorado for a summer at the best restaurant in town, only to discover his jerk of a boyfriend has dumped him, leaving his heart and his plans in tatters. Doubting himself and longing for a change of pace, he takes a low-paying position at the Rocking Z guest ranch, though he expects nature up close and personal won’t hold a candle to his exciting Paris lifestyle.

When born-and-bred cattle rancher Colby Zane spots a newcomer being pawed at by a passel of horny cowboys at Aspen’s Club Rawhide, he rushes in, throws the guy over his shoulder, and rescues him. Sober, Riley Emerson is sweet and sexy, but not interested in more than a one-night stand. Still, Colby’s over the moon when Riley later arrives as the new cook on his family’s ranch.

But all’s not well at the Rocking Z. Unsurmountable financial problems force them to seek a cash infusion from outside investor Fitz Wellington. Fitz is hot for Colby, and he won’t sign on the dotted line without some very personal incentives. The future of the ranch is at stake, and Colby’s just that desperate, but saving the Z might mean losing Riley. Continue reading Spaghetti Western (Delectable #5)

The Catch

nv_thecatch     Author: Nessa Vincent

     Publisher: Loose Id

     Rating: 4 star

     Buy Links: Loose Id and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

Blurb: John Dearborn, newly dumped, meets a handsome stranger named Vic. Vic is a little weird, but he’s a catch—sexy, sweet, and an animal in bed. If John didn’t know better, he’d think Vic were too good to be true.

And in fact, Vic has a secret: despite his impressive good looks, he’s normally gray-skinned, hairy, and four feet tall, just like every other fairy in the woods. But to catch John’s attention, Vic is masquerading as a human—temporarily. When the spell breaks, Vic turns into a fairy again, John freaks out, and their relationship shatters.

Vic can’t go back to sleeping in a dead tree and eating bugs; he needs his human body, and he needs John. He has one last chance to pick up the pieces and become a human man again. But now there’s a catch. Vic will only remain human if he can wring a commitment out of a hurt and wary John, and the spell will keep him from confessing his feelings. Instead Vic has to show John why they’re so good together, and he can think of only one way… Continue reading The Catch

Prince Charming Wears Garters

cn_princecharmingwearsgarters     Author: Clancy Nacht

     Publisher: Loose Id

     Rating: 4 Stars

     Buy Links: LId and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Received from Publisher

 

 

 

Blurb: Sara feels like her life is on track. She has the career of her dreams as a senior art director at one of the hot ad agencies in town. Her only real annoyance is the womanizing account executive in the office next door, Chuck.

When Chuck lands a new account, he sets his sights on Sara to work with him, but she gets the feeling he’s looking for more. Working late one night she discovers Chuck’s secret.

As a career-oriented woman, she’s not sure if she’s ready to balance her steamy encounters with work life, and she’s positive that trying to date Chuck would be a disaster. Yet, each time they get together she can’t help but speculate on what Prince Charming’s wearing under his well-tailored trousers. Continue reading Prince Charming Wears Garters