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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Betting the Billionaire by Avery Flynn


Gabe Campos is a billionaire obsessed with revenge. The man who killed his father, Hector Hernandez, has gone unpunished. Dell Jacobs owns a custom furniture store and Gabe wants to buy it. Gabe tries to destroy it first, bankrupting Dell to make him pay for the crime. Keisha Wilson, Dell’s daughter, works at Fix ‘Er Up. She’s an auto mechanic, counting the days until she can leave town for an interior design job. Gabe has been calling Keisha, trying to get her to help him. She finds his voice too sexy to resist. Plus his picture on the Internet is enough to make Keisha give in. Gorgeous and rich and a pest. Gabe decides to drive down to check out the merchandise and Keisha. His car stalls in a snow storm and he has to walk to town. He shows up at her shop, almost frozen. She recognizes him and they spend the night in her upstairs apartment. The physical attraction can’t be denied, but is put on hold. When Gabe meets Dell, he accuses him of having a hand in his father’s death. Gabe has the wrong information about his father’s death. His mom confirms Hector was driving drunk. Dell comes up for a solution to help both sides save face: Gabe and Keisha each must make a table from scratch. The best table wins. They agree and are assigned to the barn to work. Realizing their motives aren’t the best, they agree on a compromise. Which one leads and which one follows?

This is a novella. Gabe and Keisha are compelling characters, both devoted to family and trying to make their own way. A couple of storylines could have been expanded. The secondary characters add dimension and bits of the back story. I didn’t want it to end.

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My Favorite Book Couple with Maggie Robinson


Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adjectives and adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances. Her books have been or will be translated into French, German, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Dutch and Italian.

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Review: Freeing Tuesday by Katheryn Kiden


Freeing Tuesday is the second book in Katheryn Kiden's Save Me Series. I really liked Tuesday in Where Words Fail and I was really intrigued by Evan. I have to admit that I really enjoyed this story and I thought it was even better than the first book in the series. This story sucked me in right from the start and I loved it. This book can be read as a standalone, but I would really recommend reading Where Words Fail first so that you get to know all the characters and that way the story isn't spoiled.

Tuesday works for her best friend Abby behind the scenes of her record company and the hit band that Abby is lead singer for. The members of the band have become her family, and as much as she cares about them she hasn't told them anything about her past. Despite her amazing singing voice, Tuesday refuses to sign with Abby's company out of fear of her past catching up with her. She doesn't allow anyone close enough to risk them getting hurt, but all that changes when she meets Evan. Evan quickly becomes her best friend and as much as she wants more from him, she refuses to put him in danger and she also refuses to ruin their friendship by sleeping with him. Evan is used to sleeping with as many girls as he wants whenever he wants. He has never wanted more until Tuesday. Evan and Tuesday try to keep their feelings in check and remain just friends, but before long they are unable to fight the connection between them. As things start to heat up, Tuesday's past resurfaces and leaves all of them in danger. Can they fight their way through, or will Tuesday do what she has always done and run and hide?

I really liked Evan. I wasn't sure at first if I was going to though. I had been intrigued by him before, but at the start of this book he is a total manwhore. He literally slept with pretty much anyone and it really irritated me that he even did it in front of Tuesday or he would leave her in order to be with someone else. I really didn't take his feelings for her seriously at first because of it, but he won me over. Once he really made the decision to be with Tuesday and admitted his feelings, he was fully committed to her. He was so patient with her and he was extremely supportive. For never having been with a girl that he saw a future with, it really surprised me how good he was at being in a serious relationship. He really believed in not only her, but in their future together and he wasn't afraid to stand up for her and fight for their relationship. I loved that he never gave up on her even when others did. Tuesday was really complex, and she had been through so much. She tried to keep walls up to protect herself, but she wasn't able to do that with Evan. Tuesday tried to not only protect herself, but also those she cared for. She was always worried about those around her and was willing to hurt herself in order to do what she thought was best for everyone else. I thought that she and Evan were perfect for each other, and they just seemed to belong together. They had a ton of chemistry and were smoking hot together, but they also had such a strong natural connection to one another.

Overall, I thought that this book was really great. It is definitely my favorite of the series so far, and I thought that it was really well written. I had some problems with the first book, but this one was completely different and I was really able to get into it right away. Tuesday and Evan really captured my attention and didn't let go until I was finished. I did feel as though then ending was a bit abrupt though after everything had been resolved, and I just hoped for a little more. I would have liked to see how things played out for Tuesday and Evan after everything had come to a head and I think that even with the epilogue things felt a bit unfinished. I am curious to see where things go in the future of this series though, and I can already tell that Vanessa and Jason are going to be interesting to read about. They have a serious enemies to lovers vibe going, and I am curious to see if all that tension will ignite between them! I really like this series, and these stories are ones that I feel invested in right away. They really draw my attention and don't let go until the very end, and I would recommend them if you are looking for a different or unique read. These characters are flawed and complex, and are so real and believable. I think that is what appeals to me the most about these books is that they are just so easy to relate to. I look forward to reading more from Katheryn Kiden in the future.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Review: Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett


After a thirty year hiatus, the Sandpiper Park Snatcher is back. Cady Bell and her boyfriend, Lon Butler, have been recruited to track him down. The head of the Hellfire Club, Ambrose Dare, wants the Snatcher found because he’s targeting children of the secretive demon club. Lon’s son, Jupe, is in danger too. Jupe is a coming of age demon. His knack is persuasion. An interesting talent for a teenage boy to possess. He and Cady are becoming friends. Jupe even has her symbol tattooed to his back. The manhunt centers on those in search of the transmutation spell, becoming half human and half demon. Demons have the ability to travel over space and time. Cady has acquired ancient powers as well. As a magician and moon child, she can bind demons and send them away. They find one person who escaped the Snatcher. She offers up an important clue, he has two different color eyes. The Hellfire Club employed a magician with that attribute. Cady and Lon find him, but he’s just a pawn for a more powerful demon. Children continue to be taken and Halloween is coming. Plus a traitor inside the Hellfire ranks increases the risks for everyone. Will Cady and Lon be able to stop the Snatcher?

This is the second book I have read in this series. The story line continues to be strong. Cady and Lon are becoming a family. Jupe is welcoming and hopeful Cady stays with his dad. The relationship isn’t rushed. Lon listens to her opinion and recognizes her strengths. They are a couple still getting to know each other and experimenting with how to use their powers together. Cady’s friends add humor and rivals for Lon. Cady is on a learning curve about her strength against others’ talents. She would make any man a force to be reckoned with and everyone knows it.

Cady doesn’t see her allure. Her otherness has been her burden and her gift. Lon accepts all, encourages her, and never takes advantage. They make good role models for Jupe, a formidable front against evil, and a cute couple. Highly recommended.

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ARC Review: Flames of Love by Melissa Foster


Flames of Love is book number twelve in Melissa Foster's Love in Bloom Series and the third Remington's book. I have been looking forward to this story since the start since this book is about the only Remington girl, Sienna. I really enjoyed this book, and I have to admit that it is my favorite Melissa Foster book that I have read to date. It was well written, easy to get lost in, and I really loved both Cash and Sienna. This series is one that I have really liked, but I found myself connecting more with the characters of this book than I have with any of the others so far. I am really looking forward to getting Rush's book next, and I can't wait to see what else Melissa Foster has in store for this series.

Sienna is on her way to her friend's house when she gets caught in a storm and skids off the road. She gets stuck and is rescued by the handsome firefighter Cash. He believes in always being prepared and is the type that is always ready to help others. He gets Sienna out of her car and into the warmth of his truck, but he wasn't prepared to be so attracted to her. Sienna and Cash get off on the wrong foot despite the fact that he saved her. They end up running into each other again, and things continue to heat up between them. Soon their banter and tension turns into passion, and they are feeling more for each other than they have ever felt before. Cash and Sienna are soon dating and thinking of a future together. But when a chance at a great contract comes up for Sienna with a ton of strings attached, is she willing to risk her new relationship for her job?

I really liked Cash and Sienna. Cash was strong and sexy, and really kind. I loved that he wasn't afraid to be completely open and honest about his feelings. He had no problems laying his heart out to Sienna even though things between them happened pretty fast. He was also really thoughtful and was always taking care of her and those that he cared about. Sienna was sweet and really down to earth despite her high-profile job. I really liked that she was so normal and that her character was really easy to relate to considering that she was a model. She was funny and was able to hold her own, and I liked that she was also really up-front about everything going on in her life. She really struggled with the decisions that she had to make, and it made her extremely likable and I understood all of her actions even if I didn't always agree with them. I liked her relationship with all of her brothers, and I thought it was really sweet that she wasn't willing to settle for anything less than a guy that treated her like her brother's treat their women. It showed that she was looking for the right type of guy and that she was interested in a real relationship rather that just someone to fill her time with. Cash and Sienna had a ton of chemistry, and I really felt like their relationship was real and believable despite the short length of time that they had known each other. They were a great fit for each other, and I thought that they made the perfect match.

Overall, this was the best Remington's book so far in my opinion. I really enjoyed Cash and Sienna, as well as getting to see the other characters that we have come to know and love. I really enjoy seeing how they are all interconnected and its nice to see how strong these relationships are between them from book to book. I did feel that the ending was a bit abrupt, and while it was good it kept me from being able to give this book five stars. I think that the book was easy and quick to read though, and it kept my interest from the start. Rush's story Slope of Love is next, and I can't wait to read it. If you are a fan of Contemporary Romances, I would recommend checking this series out. The characters are likable and unique and they have some really great relationships between them. These books are all connected, but can be read as standalones. I would suggest reading them from the beginning though to really get full enjoyment out of the stories so that you really get to know the characters and the relationships between them. I look forward to reading more from Melissa Foster and her Remington's series in the future.

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My Favorite Book Couple with Robin Bielman


Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows and coffee drinks. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her Secret Wishes series includes Kissing the Maid of Honor, RITA® Finalist Her Accidental Boyfriend, and Wild About Her Wingman. In July, 2014 her first single title paranormal romance, Veiled Target, will be released. She loves to connect with readers.

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Feature and Giveaway: Flames of Love by Melissa Foster


FLAMES OF LOVE is the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.

As one of New York’s Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman’s car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he’s there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman’s well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he’s nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.

As a model, Siena Remington has dated some of the wealthiest, most handsome men in the industry, and she’s made peace with the idea that most men are just looking for eye candy and they wouldn’t know how to romance a woman to save their lives. When she’s rescued by a tall, handsome stranger, she thinks that maybe, just maybe, she’s found her own real-life romantic fairy tale—until he opens his mouth and everything that comes out is gruff, ornery, and aggravatingly sexy.

Thrown together during an annual firehouse calendar photo shoot, the passion between Cash and Siena sizzles, and neither one knows how to control the flames. After an evening of verbal sparring followed by a sinfully sensual night, their darkest secrets are revealed—and so is Cash’s warm, romantic heart. But Siena’s secret might be too much for big, strong, always-prepared Cash to handle—and Siena is forced to choose between a man who’s everything she’s ever dreamed of and an opportunity of a lifetime.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

ARC Review: The Affair by Lily Maxton


Elizabeth is the Countess of Thornhill and a widow. She has moved back in with her family. Her late husband let his family estate fall into disrepair. After enduring an unhappy marriage, Elizabeth inherited nothing. She’s glad to be free and decides to walk home after a shopping trip. Caught in the rain, she dashes to seek cover in a doorway. She collides with a man, the owner of Cameron’s Lending Library and Booksellers. He offers her tea and warmth by the fire. She’s heard of her rakish host. Rumors have swirled around Cale Cameron after his affair with a less than discreet duchess. When Elizabeth’s late husband’s cousin arrives at a ball, she dances with him. Her sisters’ place bets about her marriage prospects. Her mother would be delighted to see Elizabeth stay a countess. Cale is at the same dance. He catches Elizabeth outside. She tells him things she has never admitted. She’s glad her husband died and there were no children. He invites her to his dinner party for authors. She slips out to attend it. Her sisters know she isn't meeting with the cousin, who has proposed. To help her family, she must marry well. Instead she takes a cottage outside of London. Cale follows with his own plans for their future.

Cale isn't the typical historical hero. He’s a shopkeeper and orphan who built a life for himself. Elizabeth is caught in society’s opinion of widows. She must mourn and be content to be alone. Both want to break free from these constricts and choose their own paths. Both are interested in reading and meeting people who expand their world views.

Elizabeth’s sisters have small parts in the novella. The fact that they wager about Elizabeth’s men is funny. A bit of a modern twist. The women rebel against the system and slowly chip away at it. Enjoyable read.

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My Favorite Book Couple with Anna Campbell


ANNA CAMPBELL has written eight multi award-winning historical romances for Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins and her work is published in sixteen languages. Anna is currently engaged in writing the "Sons of Sin" series, which started in 2012 with SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED. Look out for WHAT A DUKE DARES in August 2014. Anna lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia where she writes full-time.

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ARC Review: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey


I have become a huge Tessa Bailey fan after reading a few of her books now. I was excited when I found out that she was writing a New Adult book about Willa. Willa is Ginger's sister from Protecting What's His. You do not have to have read Protecting What's His though to understand Unfixable as it is about Willa and can be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed this story, and I liked Willa and Shane a lot. This story brings the heat that one expects with a Tessa Bailey book, but it is a bit toned down compared to her Line of Duty Series.

After a bad breakup that leaves her feeling hurt and against love, Willa Peet enters and wins a photography contest that sends her to Ireland for a month. She isn't looking for friendship, and plans to spend her time taking pictures and moving on. She instantly gets off on the wrong foot with Shane Claymore, the guy sent to pick her up at the airport. Shane's family owns the inn where she is staying and is also a Formula One driver. Both Shane and Willa are struggling with issues, and even though they are both attracted to one another they bicker and argue. But the chemistry between them is strong and the fighting becomes more and more like foreplay. Soon they are starting to get to know each other, and they find out that there is much more to each other than they first expected. When things heat up, both are determined to enjoy each other while they can. As their time together approaches an end though, will they be able to give each other up?

I really liked Shane and the fact that he had an Irish accent didn't hurt! He was sexy and protective, and also a lot deeper than you first think. I liked that he wasn't afraid to say what he was thinking and call Willa out when she needed it. I think he was the perfect match for her willful personality. He brought her out of her comfort zone and really forced her to take a look at her life and things that she would rather try to avoid and run away from. I wasn't sure what his immediate bad reaction to her was though at the airport, and it kind of puzzled me a bit. I didn't understand why they pretty much hated each other at first sight. I also don't remember ever seeing how old Shane was. For some reason I kept wondering about that while I was reading. It was clear that he was older than Willa, but I'm not sure if it was ever said or if I just missed it. Willa was strong and surprisingly sweet. She wasn't overly sweet by nature, but she would do all of these really kind things for others as though she didn't even have to think about it. She wasn't at all like you would expect her character to be at first glance, and I really enjoyed how she was with both Faith and Kitty. I also really loved how fierce she was about defending Shane and trying to make him realize that everything he had been struggling with wasn't his fault. She showed him that he was worth it and that he deserved everything he had worked so hard for. Shane and Willa had a lot of chemistry, but they also developed a great relationship. There is a part where Shane is teaching Willa how to drive a stick shift, and it is hands down my favorite part of the book. They are so cute together, and you could tell just how much these two were starting to feel for one another.

I will admit that while I really enjoyed this book, there were a few things that kept it from being my favorite of Tessa Bailey's books. I felt like Shane and Willa's instant fighting was confusing. I couldn't really figure out why they got off on the wrong foot right away. It just didn't really make sense to me other than that they were both pretty judgmental right off and were making a lot of assumptions they shouldn't have been. I also thought that because it was a NA book, the level of heat was less than normal. There was still a lot of chemistry and there was a good amount of steam, but not what you would normally think of with a Tessa Bailey book. That is entirely a personal opinion though, as I really enjoy Tessa's dirty talking heroes and explicit scenes. But it was still really good even with the more tame scenes and writing. I love her writing style, and she has a really great way of drawing you instantly into her stories and keeping you invested the entire way through. Unfixable was no exception, and Shane and Willa were easy to like and root for. I highly recommend any of Tessa Bailey's books, especially if you haven't ever read anything by her before. But I would definitely recommend Unfixable to fans of the NA genre and those that are looking for a good hate to love story. This one was a quick and easy read, and was a lot of fun to experience.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ARC Review: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid


Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne is pointing a derringer at Sebastian, the Duke of Calydon. She is in search of his brother, Anthony, who promised marriage. She has his gift of a locket to prove it. Sebastian points out Anthony has married Miss Phillipa Peppiwell. Jocelyn’s decides she’ll marry Sebastian instead. She is desperate to provide money for her family. Sebastian has avoided society since he received a scar in a duel. The lady in question lied to both men and then killed herself. He agrees to accept Jocelyn’s offer and they will be married in the morning. He needs an heir and the attraction is mutual. He’s delighted with her courage and determination in confronting him. He’s falling in love with her, but keeps her at a distance. Women have hurt him in the past. Some have cheated, but his mother was the worst. She flaunted her lover and had two children with him. He banished her and cut off financial support. Anthony returns in time to hear Jocelyn’s declaration of love for Sebastian. Anthony encourages his half-brother to read their mother’s diaries and give Jocelyn a chance. She decides to invite both sides of the family over for Christmas. Sebastian says no until he reads the diaries. He was wrong about his mother and welcomes her back. Jocelyn is thrilled to give her younger siblings a wonderful holiday and her husband a blessed surprise.

Jocelyn makes a dramatic and memorable entrance. Sebastian is amused and intrigued. They make an excellent couple. She helps him heal his relationship with his mother. He provides for her family. Jocelyn is not a docile woman. She searches for ways to make life better for others and stands up for herself. She’s chipping away at the status quo and paving the way for her sisters. Sebastian appreciates her powers of persuasion. He sees beyond convention and falls in love.

This is a classic tale of ‘How I met your mother’ to tell their children. I enjoy reading a story and imaging the couple in the future. Jocelyn and Sebastian have little in common, but enough to keep the other interested for years to come.

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My Favorite Book Couple with Virna DePaul


Virna DePaul is a USAToday and New York Times bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction. Whether its vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot cops or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love. Bedding The Wrong Brother is a #1 Bestselling Contemporary Romance, and is followed by Bedding The Bad Boy. Her PNR series with Random House launches on April 1, 2014 with Turned.

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Review: Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige


I really loved this book! Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige is so good, I can't believe I waited so long to read this one. I literally could not put this one down, and I loved every single second of this story. Alayna and Hudson are fantastic characters, and what makes them so great is how real they are. Trust me this book is definitely a must read, and I cannot wait to get more of these two. The writing is engaging and I love Laurelin Paige's ability to draw you in from the very start. Her books are well paced and they keep you interested throughout.

Alayna has just finished school with her MBA is determined to move her way up through the ranks at the nightclub she works at. She is on the fast track to management and her business ideas have all been well received. But the sale of the nightclub could change everything for her. She is willing to work hard to convince the new owner that she has what it takes to bring the nightclub more success in the future. With a past full of stalking and restraining orders, she is determined to through herself into work and avoid any guys that she can't be casual with. All that changes when a sexy stranger comes into the bar one night. Alayna is instantly drawn to him and the attraction between them is intense. When Alayna meets Hudson Pierce the new owner of the club, he is none other than the sexy stranger she had previously met. Hudson also feels the chemistry between them and he needs some help of his own. Hudson proposes that she work for him in addition to the nightclub as his fake girlfriend. He needs help getting out of a relationship and engagement that his family is pushing and in exchange he will pay off all of her student loans. Hudson also lets her know that he wants her in his bed, but that it will be separate from their business relationship. Alayna knows that she should run away from Hudson, but she can't seem to stay away. With both of them having issues things get complicated quick. When both of them start having real feelings for each other, they find themselves out of their depth. But they also begin to wonder if maybe their less than perfect pasts make them the perfect ones to understand one another.

I really loved Hudson. He is so complex and there are so many different sides to his character. He isn't just your typical dominating alpha billionaire. He has issues and has done things in the past that he isn't proud of, but he never tried to hide them or avoid talking about them. I thought it was great that while he didn't come right out and admit it to Alayna, when she asked he told her the truth and didn't try to lie or hide it. He was open and honest about who and what he was, and he was always able to tell her what he expected and could or couldn't handle. I loved that he had his dominating and possessive side, but he also had a fun and playful sweet side as well. It was clear that he was starting to see her differently that he had originally intended and it was great to see him start to develop real feelings for her. Alayna was smart and I really liked that she was so easy to relate to. She was upfront about who she was and about everything in her past. She struggled with obsessive love and relationship issues and had problems with trust. I really liked how understanding Hudson was and that he didn't freak out, but instead encouraged her to come to him when she was feeling things or thinking about acting on some of her impulses. She was extremely confident sometimes and yet at other times she was vulnerable and a bit insecure. I just found her character to be one that seemed to be so normal, despite her issues. I loved that she couldn't help but be an open book with her feelings when it came to Hudson, and I loved watching as she tried to fight her feelings for him. She really tried to protect herself and avoid having something with him, but it was great to see her give in and go after what she wanted. Hudson and Alayna had a ton of chemistry and they were really steamy together. But they also had a great connection forming between them too, and I loved when they played their get to know you game. It was really cute, and really strengthened the relationship they started to form.

Overall, this was a great first installment to this series. I really loved the entire book, and I loved the characters. This one was a quick read for me because I read it in one sitting. I just couldn't stop reading, and I had to know what would happen next for Alayna and Hudson. I am really looking forward to reading more about these two and seeing what Paige has in store for them next. I know these two still have a lot to deal with from their pasts as well as their future, but I can't wait to see the rest of their journey. I highly recommend this one. It is well written, captivating, and filled with deep and interesting characters. Every book I read by Laurelin Paige makes me more of a fan, and this one was no exception. If you haven't read anything by her yet, I would definitely suggest checking her work out. I look forward to reading more from her in the future, especially the rest of this series.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ARC Review: The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart


Robyn DeHart delivers a fantastic romance/suspense story packed with tension and romance. I read a novella by her, “No Ordinary Mistress” which was also fantastic. DeHart is a great writer and very engaging. Her heroines are ahead of their time and women that make their own rules. The heroin in this story is no exception. Anna is a lady who is attending medical school. She is determined to become a physician even against her mother’s wishes. Anna is not interested in following the rules of society, finding a husband and marrying. She wants to follow her passion for medicine.

Our hero, Andrew Foster, is also very interesting. He begins the story in a jail, imprisoned because he is suspected of being Jack the Ripper. Drew has a lot of ghost in his closet. He is an illegitimate son, and has spent much of his life drinking to forget about his problems. Simon, Anna’s brother is a Scotland Yard detective. He offers Drew an opportunity to assist in the Jack the Ripper investigation. This becomes a redeeming opportunity for him, he realizes that he is a good detective and feels useful in helping in such an important investigation. Anna and Drew are brought together in the middle of this investigation. Drew needs Anna’s medical expertise with his investigation. I liked them as a couple and thought that they were a great match.

I have to say that this was such a fantastic story! The secondary characters were so fantastic! The theme of Jack the Ripper was a great addition. The author gives him a voice in the story so we get an insight into his thoughts and the reasons for his murders. Because the story is based on the true killings of The Ripper there are some scenes that are difficult to read and very graphic. Aside from this I could not stop reading anything that took me away from this romance/ suspense was unwelcome. I highly recommend this story and plan to read the previous one in the series, The Secrets of Mia Danvers, so I can have a better understanding of Anna and Drew! Great story!

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