Review of Ruse by Kaley Copely

Ruse

Even revenge can be HOT! 

Genre: Erotica 

Book Length (Est.): 54 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

WARNING: This story contains explicit sex.

My pussy has a craving: Broad shoulders, finger-trapping thick hair, a voice to melt your panties off and eight inches of rock-hard mounting sensation.

Asta Everly is a bitch.

. . . Everyone knows it.

One of the wealthiest girls on campus—maybe even, the wealthiest.  But as long as people know their place, Asta’s middle name could be bitch—for all she cares.

But lately they’ve attached a new name.  Whore.  And the frenzy has stuck viciously in her mind.

When there’s no going back, the best consolation she has is to destroy someone else’s reputation—someone not so wealthy, someone not such a bitch, someone untouched—too pure to even hook up one time before saying— I do— the girl on campus whose face is smattered over every pathetic, waste of time, good deed, fundraising poster.  She just needs to enlist a game player to even her private score. . .

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Asta Everly is one of the most popular girls on campus. And I don’t mean the good kind of popular. Being named the whore of the campus has really struck a nerve down deep and she will stop at nothing to clear her image, even if she has to take down the cleanest image on campus to do so.

Shay McCallahan is known as the charity girl. She has the cleanest reputation on campus. Still being a virgin at her age, waiting for the right man and marriage makes her an easy target for Asta.

Bryson Cooper is the star campus athlete that is completely in love with Asta and is willing to do anything that she asks.

When I first started reading this book I was a bit disturbed by Asta’s actions. I am more the type to help people that are being picked on and really just wanted to kick her ass for being such a bitch for her own pleasure. However, I continued to read and actually really liked the story. Although a very short read the writing is really good, lots of humor and true love was found.

I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a short story, friendship and love.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: Asta really knows what she wants and how she wants it. Never settle!

“Pure pleasure for me – and the best-taste-of-woman, forever imprinted into his mind-my gift to him.” 

Mindy 3 star

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Review of Oh, Naughty Night! By Leslie Kelly

 

Oh Naughty Night

Brings a whole new meaning to ‘I’d like to make a deposit’!  

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 224 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Hot for the holidays!

Every Halloween party has its share of eye candy, and journalist Chaz Browning has just spotted a treat he can’t resist—a deliciously wicked witch with sparkly red hair and deep, dark eyes that promise all kinds of sexy tricks. She wants no names. No strings. Just a night of lust-filled magic.

The witch’s mask may hide her face, but Lulu Vandenberg knows exactly who Chaz is. They spent most of their childhoods tormenting each other. So the moment Chaz touches her and everything turns to lust, Lulu knows she can never reveal her identity. But desire has a memory of its own, and Chaz has vowed to find his fantasy woman before the holidays end…

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Harlequin in exchange for an honest review*

I’m not quite sure which holiday I enjoyed more. The delectable Halloween treats, the silent Thanksgiving admissions, or the emotional gift giving Christmas. Hell, who am I kidding, I loved them all.

Lulu was looking to get back into the proverbial saddle and thought a one night stand would do the trick, but when her potential man turns out to be a lot less than she’d hoped for and can’t even spark her flame she feels utterly frustrated. Not only that, but then she sees her childhood next door neighbor, the same one she’d spent years tormenting, looking hot as sin…and looking directly at her. Only bad thing, he doesn’t recognize her, which leads to a night neither will soon forget.

Chaz fell hard for the sexy witch, and couldn’t get her out of his mind, even after she disappeared without so much as a word. When he searches for his mystery woman, he finds Lulu instead, and much to his surprise she grew up, and grew up hot. But to him, she’ll always be the reason his tailbone occasionally hurts.

As neighbors once again Lulu and Chaz begin spending more and more time together. She wants to tell him the truth about her being his mystery girl, but at the same time fears his reaction. Friendship is all they’re meant to have. But sometimes passion ignites even between friends and lines that once were suddenly become blurry.

Oh, Naughty Night! is as sweet as it is hot. From the tender ‘friend’ moments to the scorching public sex you won’t be able to put it down. I know I couldn’t.

Downside…the beginning seemed to drag on forever. Yes, it was hot. Yes, I didn’t want to put it down. But holy hell, one night took up a quarter of the book.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: Throughout the story it tells of all the mean things Lulu did to Chaz when they were children, but when she explains the real reason behind the ladder incident I couldn’t help but laugh. Guess their parents were right. 

My Favorite Moment: There are a lot of crazy hot moments, especially the ones in the first quarter of the book, but Lawrence’s casual response to a question regarding Lulu and Chaz and their responses made for the perfect moment. Not to mention how the rest of the weekend turned out. OMG! Yum!

Jenn 4 Heart

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Cover Reveal: The Ultimate Killer (Battles in the Dark #2) by Kimberley Clark

The Ultimate Killer

The Ultimate Killer (Battles in the Dark #2)

Release Date: November 5, 2014

Brought back to life, Kira awoke to a world where she no longer belonged. She was one of them now…a mythlend, the scourge that she’d lived her entire life hunting. What was worse, she had become the species that she and a number of other mythlends had tried desperately to stop from being awoken…the Hunrati.

But they had failed.

By the time Kira had opened her eyes, the Hunrati were already living up to their reputation, torturing, massacring, burning cities to the ground like all indestructible killing machines do when they see themselves as gods; any resistance to their actions were therefore deemed futile within days of their first appearance.

Kira wanted to stop them, but she had become their prisoner when she attacked their Queen out of rage for what they had done, and as such, she was rendered incapable of using any of her abilities.

Trapped, alone, and not knowing what had happened to those she cared about, her only way out was to earn their trust. That meant getting close to the volatile and extremely attractive Pheres, and doing everything he instructed, regardless of how depraved it was.

But how close was she willing to allow such a dangerous creature when he wasn’t the man she loved?

Better yet…how far was she willing to go before she lost her humanity completely?

 

Excerpt:

Knowing Pheres wouldn’t wait long for her to cooperate before he decided to punish her; Kira grabbed either side of the tub and pulled herself upwards until she was standing. The water and soap suds cascaded down her body, her wet hair clinging to her breasts.

Trying not to act as if she cared she was on display in front of him, her stare held fast on his face.

Those golden-amber eyes of his scorched her skin as he looked her up and down, taking in every part of her and making her want to cover herself with her hands. Kira managed to restrain herself and kept them by her sides. It became worse as those luminescent eyes became focused on a number of soap bubbles making their way down one of her breasts, curling around one pink nipple, then following a path down her stomach till they found their way between her legs. His eyes stopped there, not following the soap as it continued to travel down her legs. Instead becoming transfixed on that one spot which for some reason seemed to escalate in temperature, as did the cheeks on her face.

For a moment, she also swore Pheres’s expression changed to one of hunger. Not the need to eat flesh kind of hunger either. The look on his face was quickly replaced by an emotionless stare when he looked back up at her face. “As I predicted, there’s nothing special about you. You’re ordinary.”

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I loved The Species Within and absolutely cannot wait to read The Ultimate Killer!

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Review of Soulfire (Nightwing #1) by Juliette Cross

Soulfire

Marked by a Dragon.

Consumed with his touch.

Bound with his Love.  

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 109 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

In a world divided by prejudice and hatred, only love can bridge the chasm.

Tensions are rising in the Gladium Province. The boundary between humans and Morgons has begun to blur. While the human aristocracy strives to maintain distance between their daughters and the dragon-hybrid race, fate has other plans.

As the daughter of the corporate king, Jessen Cade is duty-bound to honor her arranged marriage to a man she detests. Feeling trapped by family duty and a loveless future, she longs for more, straying to the Morgon side of the city.

Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the powerful Morgon clan, and the greatest enemy of Jessen’s father. When a bar-room brawl thrusts Jessen into his arms, his dragon roars to the surface, craving to sate his carnal hunger in the brown-eyed beauty. The beast in Lucius recognizes her as his own, even if the man refuses to admit the truth.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review*

The Morgon are half human half dragon and they are all that’s left of their dragon ancestors. Most humans have great prejudice towards them and although they’ll do business with them, they do not want their daughters anywhere near them.

Jessen Cade’s father is a corporate mogul and in order to keep control of his empire he has her future planned out…right down to marrying her off to someone she hates. She has other plans. After sharing a kiss with her first Morgon she cannot get Lucius out of her mind. She longs for him and doesn’t know why.

Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the most powerful Morgon clan. He doesn’t interact with humans on a personal level and never wanted to, that is until one encounter with Jessen brings his dragon to the surface and claims her without any say so from his human side.

When Jessen and Lucius realize that no amount of time apart will lessen the desires they have for the other they each have to decide if the repercussions from their mixed union are worth it.

In Soulfire bonds will be forged, boundaries will change, lines will be drawn, and two hearts will merge into one. It’s a fantastic start to a new series and I cannot wait for Windburn (Nightwing #2) to come out. I’m officially hooked!

My Favorite Moment: Every moment spent thinking about or talking about what Jessen saw in the art gallery. I loved how she reacted and then later how she confronted Lucius. 

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Crossing the Line (A Taboo Love Series #3) by M.D. Saperstein and Andria Large

Crossing the Line

What Do They Say? Oh, Yes… Practice Makes Perfect!  

Genre: Romance (M/M)

Book Length (Est.): 272 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Parker Hamilton – movie star! That’s what the world knows about me. Oscar winner, prominent bloodline, playboy. But there is so much more to me. My friends are my real family, and they are what matters most. But I’d be lying if I said that I’m not concerned about my reputation. Everyone who lives in the spotlight is.

Listen, I can play any role – drama, comedy, romance. You name it. I can act my ass off, and I have the proof on a shelf in my office. But when my agent calls me into his office to offer me the role of a lifetime, I am hesitant. Not only would I have to act opposite Chance Steele, the most egotistical schmuck I know, but we would also have to pretend to be intimate. Really intimate. As in gay lovers.

Now, don’t get me wrong; I am as open-minded as they come. People can love whom they want, screw whom they want, even marry whom they want. But when you ask me to make out with a dude, pretend to roll around in a bed with him, well, that’s where I draw the line. Maybe.

Sometimes lines are blurry. And sometimes lines are just meant to be crossed.

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Crossing the Line is book 3 of the Taboo Love series and picks up where Unmasking Charlotte left off. As with Hey There, Delilah and Unmasking Charlotte, it is a standalone – so don’t worry if you haven’t read them yet – with a HEA. That means no cliffhanger! Oh, and expect to see some of your favorite characters.

Contains graphic m/m scenes. Not intended for readers under 18.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I love Andria Large’s Renegade series and when she asked if I’d be interested in reviewing Crossing the Line I of course said yes. And I was not disappointed at all!

I have not read books one or two and as it says in the synopsis it can be read as a standalone. Of course after glimpsing the couples from books one and two I want to now go back and read their stories too. They are just that awesome and I couldn’t help but love them as much as I did Parker and Chance as their friendships and support are also a big part of this story.

The only good family Parker has is his Grams, but that doesn’t matter because his friends are his true family. They’re the ones who will always be there no matter what. His parents and brother aren’t worth the frustrations they cause him.

Chance hasn’t had an easy life by any means, but he made it to the bigtime and he’s proud that he’s done it all on his own. Of course at the end of the day all that means is that he’s alone.

Both Parker and Chance are ladies men. They’re handsome bigtime actors with a sexiness that radiates off them. But when a ‘hopefully’ blockbuster movie puts them together as FBI agents who fall for each other things get a little tense. They’ve worked together in the past, but never really liked each other, and now they have to kiss and touch and make it seem real on screen. So how do they do that? They practice.

“As I take another sip of water and turn the page, my eyes skim the first line of the page. Immediately, I spew the water that is still in my mouth across the table and start choking. What the fuck? My character, Jackson, just kissed Chance’s character, Wade!” 

Chance forces Parker to practice and it doesn’t take long for him to realize he’s thoroughly enjoying touching and kissing Parker. For Parker it’s different. He fights it every step of the way, especially after he discovers his body actually reacts to it.

“My breath catches. I’m really about to kiss a man…on purpose. I can’t tell if the butterflies in my stomach are from excitement or dread, and that just adds to my anxiousness.” 

Crossing the Line is a beautifully written story that completely held my attention. It’s filled with manipulating family, nonjudgmental friends, and a love that shouldn’t have happened but couldn’t be denied. Not to mention it has sex scenes that’ll leave you breathless and wanting more. I’d suggest planning a date night after reading this. You’ll need the release.

“Fucking asshole. Bane of my existence. And now he’s in a god damned, motherfucking, personally tailored, form fitting Armani two-button suit from Barney’s of New York. And he looks… he looks… fucking delicious! Cocksucker.” 

My Favorite Laughable Moment: It was funny when Parker attempts to outdo Chance at the gym. It’s even funnier when they make the bet. 

My Favorite Moments: I have three… First, Chance’s confession at the baseball game and Parker’s sweet reaction to it. Second, when Chance calls out Carla. I mean how can you not love it when he calls her a “twunt”? I know I did! And third, two words…flash mob!

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Sarge by Bey Deckard

Sarge

Y’Sir!  

Genre: Erotica (M/M), Military, Sci-Fi

Book Length (Est.): 49 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time… with the right person.

Sarge is the short story of a burgeoning D/s relationship between two space marines stationed on an alien planet where an endless war drags on.

Sergeant Wilkes is a hard man with a long, celebrated military career. Brawny, tattooed, and utterly submissive, Murphy is just an interesting diversion… until Sarge realises he has found something truly rare.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Bey Deckard is easily becoming one of my favorite authors. His Baal’s Heart series continually wins me over so of course I’ll read anything he writes. Saying that…I have to admit although I love Sci-Fi movies I don’t typically enjoy reading the genre and this has not persuaded me to delve any further into it.

I’m not sure how else to do this so I’m going to break it down. The Military and Sci-Fi aspects were more of the backdrop, which for a short story is expected. We all want the romance part anyway, or at least I do.

“Sarge is hitting on me. There’s no mistaking the gleam in his eye, and I can see it coming off of him in waves. You could not have painted me more shocked.” 

The Sci-Fi side brings new and interesting technology, which of course needs to be explained, but at the same time it kind of made me want to skip ahead.

Sarge and Murphy being military men shows in their demeanors, and what interactions they have outside of their quarters displays what kind of men they are. Murphy being the quiet man who could give a rat’s ass what anyone thinks of him and Sarge being the badass who could make a soldier wet his pants. Two complete opposites who come together under not so savory conditions. War on an alien planet.

“I swear to god, I have never made a sound like it before; half whimper, half gasp, it’s past my lips before I can stop it. Sarge sees the effect his words have on me, and he smiles.” 

As for their relationship…Bey wrote it so of course it’s HOT. The only thing lacking is the emotional attachment. Sometimes it’s their and sometimes it’s not.

If you want a quick dose of a sexy military man on his knees before his superior with a twist of Sci-Fi then Sarge is the book for you.

My Favorite Moment: When Murphy shares his special abilities with Sarge so he can see how he affects him. 

Jenn 3.5 Heart

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Review of Sacrificed: Heart Beyond the Spires (Baal’s Heart #2) by Bey Deckard

Sacrificed

Plunder Me, My Sexy Pirates!  

Genre: Erotica (M/M, M/M/M), Action/Adventure

Book Length (Est.): 380 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Reunited once more, the crew of Baal’s Heart must make the long and treacherous journey south to the towering spires of the Devil’s Isles. The path through the mountain range is fraught with peril; mayhem and tragedy plague the pirate ship, but what the men find beyond the spires is the most shocking of all.

In this sequel to the acclaimed Caged, the pirates are dragged into a dangerous new world by Captain Baltsaros’s all-consuming obsession. In the midst of terror and chaos, Jon learns that the captain and first mate have been keeping secrets from him. But will the truth tear them apart?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I loved Caged and could not wait for the sequel. Let me tell you, it does not disappoint. Jon, Tom, and Baltsaros come back with all the same intensity as in the first book and then some. Their relationships are pushed to new and intriguing depths and the sex is still unbelievably hot. As for the adventure…it’s definitely there. A new land full of craziness that’s sure to get the blood pumping.

With Tom back, Baltsaros will need to find a balance between caring for two men and the jealousy that comes with those two men also loving each other. But for him balance isn’t always that easy, not with the beast that lives within him.

“Go to him, and see if you can’t make some sense of this. Go to him, and help me fix this.” 

For Jon, it’s about trusting his gift to lead him to truth. Baltsaros and Tom still hide things from him. They still tell half-truths. But one should always be careful for what they wish as the answers they seek may be too damning to be forgiven or overlooked.

“You hate lying to me,” murmured Jon. “Yet, you fucking do it anyway.” 

Tom wasn’t sure if his place was back upon the Heart, but it’s where he’ll end up. Torn between his feelings for both Baltsaros and Jon, he’s not sure what to do and he wonders if anything will be like it was once before. Figuring it out is the hardest part.

“He sees the good in me, Da, plain as day. That’s somethin’ worth fightin’ for. Maybe even dyin’ for.” 

Sacrificed continues the unrelenting journey of the Heart and its men. It’ll take you deep into a God fearing civilization built upon sacrifice. There will be those who we lose, but there will also be those who we will gain. Action, adventure, and sex…what a combination!

My Favorite Moment: When Jon and Tom spend a night together that is so passionate words are not needed, for the meaning of those unspoken words will be felt. 

My Favorite Laughable Moment: Language lessons. I’m sure anyone could learn a new language with those kinds of incentives.

“You do realize now every time I think of the word ‘cat’, an image of Tom’s mouth around my cock is going to come to mind.” 

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of Alex (Cold Fury Hockey #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Alex

Holy Hockey Pucks – Alex is HOT!  

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Book Length (Est.): 301 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.

As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

 

YAY – Double Review!

 

Mindy’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Alex Crossman is known to the world as the MVP of the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team. And when I say MVP I mean “Most Valuable Prick”, but that doesn’t mean much when he is also the best hockey player on the ice. He gets his job done, but management is not amused and wants him to clean up his reputation with himself and his fans. Alex must participate in community service or be benched for the season. His past makes him hate the one and only thing that he is good at, but can a stunning fireball of a red head make him change his ways?

Sutton Price is used to dealing with complicated people as she is a counselor at a rehab facility. She has been assigned to work with Alex Crossman to design a drug-abuse awareness program for kids. Not knowing a thing about hockey or even who Alex is makes for a very interesting first meeting. Sutton also coming from an abusive background knows how to stand tall and not let her past dictate her future. Too bad the man in front of her can’t seem to understand that. However, spending personal time with Alex might just be what rubs the good vibes onto his image and his game.

I really enjoyed reading this story. I have found that I really like reading sport themed stories. The storyline is definitely not for the faint of heart as we watch them deal with personal abuse from their past and how to deal with it and lead the life that you want. The way the author handled the situations was very powerful and courageous. Alex is a mess in his personal life but at his best in his professional life. Being an arrogant, cocky star will get you nowhere with Sutton fast, no matter how HOT you are. The chemistry between the two will have you cheering one on and wanting to yell at the other. When Sutton shows her true self and what she has come from, Alex finds himself enjoying playing the game again, hanging out with his teammates and actually being nice to people. However to overcome your past you must deal with it head on.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a great romance story about overcoming your past and learn to enjoy living with who you are and not what you were molded into.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: I had to laugh when Sutton goes to her first hockey game and she has to sit by not only a seasoned fan but one that has no filter. Yes, this will definitely have you laughing out loud.

My Favorite Moment: I really love how Sutton takes charge of this arrogant man. When she wants something she will stop at nothing to get it accomplished.

“That’s not dirty talk,” I tell him as I give him a squeeze. “That’s what I’m telling you is going to happen.” 

Mindy 4 Star

  

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Alex, Most Valuable Prick, knows he’s an awesome player. He just doesn’t care. His father turned him into the player he is today, but he’s also the reason he hates the game. A hockey star who hates playing hockey – it’s kind of sad.

Sutton is a counselor at a rehab facility and just got handed the opportunity of a lifetime, working with Alex on a drug awareness campaign for kids. That is until she meets Alex and realizes he has issues and she’s not sure if she likes him or hates him.

Forced to work with a woman he finds sexy as hell, Alex notices he’s changing. He’s starting to enjoy hockey, he’s not such an ass all the time, and it’s all pointing to Sutton as the reason. He knows he should stay away from her, but he’s a selfish bastard and nothing can keep him away.

Sutton hadn’t expected to fall for Alex. Nor did she expect for it to happen so quickly. But no matter what shields he puts up, she’s determined to break them down one at a time, because if she knows anything it’s how to rise above a broken parent.

Alex is a heartwarming story filled with an unlikely connection, saddened pasts, and sex so hot it’ll warm the air around you. I enjoyed the book, the only downside was that there was so much focus on their messed up childhoods. It kind of popped my happy balloon.

My Favorite Moment: Alex and his boards. I enjoyed the sweetness along with the humor…even if the humor was directed at Garrett.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Passion Never Dies by Joy Tremay

Passion Never Dies

Some Attractions Cannot Be Denied!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 160 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Devoted preschool teacher Diana Mulroney is content living in Las Vegas until hunky and handsome Jake Redmond unexpectedly comes back into her life. He’s ready to continue what they started years ago and their red-hot romance quickly develops into something more. But Diana knows Jake isn’t in Vegas for good. She braces herself for a future without him…but what she doesn’t know is this time he’ll do anything to keep her.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This book starts with how Diana and Jake first met. Their kismet attraction towards one another went borderline out of control. That is until they were interrupted by her father. Talk about making a situation awkward, and fast.

Then fast forward to nine years later to when they meet again. Diana never forgot Jake, but she’ll wonder if he remembers her. A question she won’t have to ponder long as he’ll make sure she remembers him.

“To me you’ll always be that gorgeous girl on the beach that night, Diana,” he answered, his voice deepening.

When you experience an intense passion like they did it’s hard not to compare others to it and find them lacking. This has always been the case for both of them, but when they have the opportunity to rekindle that out of control passion it may be too scary for either to fully commit. Then again it may not be stoppable either.

“Somehow, you’ve gotten under my skin-“

Passion Never Dies is filled with an undeniable hunger between two complete opposites, a preschool teacher filled with compassion and a ruthless businessman. It’ll take you on their whirlwind romance and weave you through their fears. It’s a great read!

My Favorite Moments: I loved the romantic dates Jake would take Diana on. He was definitely never boring. Everything from distant lunches to weekend getaways.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Semper Mine (Sons of War) by Lizzy Ford

Semper Mine

A Marine’s Love Runs Deep! 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance

Book Length (Est.): 207 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

A STANDALONE novel in the Sons of War contemporary military romance series …

“A freak accident landed both of the Khavalov twins under my command, just before a routine mission turned into a nightmare. I brought home one twin in a coffin and the other in a coma missing his leg. I did everything right – and still people died. I can’t forget that night or how many lives it changed, including mine.

It’s natural for their sister, Katya, to blame me. I made one decision in the middle of a firefight, and it shattered her sheltered world. I’m the ice to her fire, and when we first meet, it’s not pretty. I don’t fear war or death, and I am definitely not going to let a beautiful woman with a quick temper and broken heart scare me off, either. I know she’s hurting, and I’m determined to make sure she’s okay. It’s the least I can do for the twins.

I may have failed them that night, but I won’t fail her. What I’m not counting on: the feelings she ignites within me.” – Captain Sawyer Mathis

 

YAY – Double Review!

 

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Nothing More Intense Than When Anger Turns to Love!

On Sawyer’s first commanding assignment four of his men are killed and one left severely injured and in a coma. To say that he blames himself is putting it mildly. The only way he can deal with his emotions is to turn his icy exterior on full force and turn everything else off.

Petr came home missing a leg and is still in a coma. His twin Mikael gave his life to save his team. And their younger sister Katya places all the blame on one Captain Sawyer Mathis. Her grieving process puts Sawyer in her crosshairs and she’ll take every opportunity to remind him that her brother’s death was his fault. I could understand her pain, but I always felt so bad for Sawyer every time she’d throw one of these reminders in his face.

Forced to work together Sawyer and Katya take every chance to get under the other’s skin, but there’s a fine line between hate and love. When other emotions start to seep in they both do what’s best…find a way to piss off the other and return the hatred that’s kept them going.

Semper Mine is a moving story about two broken people who learn to feel again. It’s filled with sadness, feistiness, an occasional wake-up prank, and a relationship that will tug on your heartstrings.

I’m looking forward to reading Petr’s story in Soldier Mine. 

My Favorite Moment: I don’t want to give it away so all I can say is…white shoes and the conversation that immediately follows.

Jenn 4 Heart

 

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Captain Sawyer Mathis has to make tough last minute decisions in time of war. In the midst of a gunfight choices can make so many people’s lives turn upside down. Sawyer makes a last minute decision that will leave one twin dead and another in a coma with a missing leg. Knowing he did everything right people’s lives are still shattered including his own. He is broken and he does not even really know it himself until meeting Katya.

Katya Khavalov is the sister to the twins that were under Captain Mathis’s command. Not knowing where to put her anger and blame she directs it straight at Captain Mathis. Never leaving her brother’s side to make sure he fully recovers after waking up from his coma and learning to use his new leg brings out the mother instinct in her. Born into a trust fund Katya does a lot of charity work and doing so in her brothers honor will bring her out of her element and into one week of camping with no other than Sawyer as her partner.

This book is very touching and emotional. Anything that has to do with military touches my heart and draws me in. The author touches on the struggles of coming home from war, losing part of yourself, and the struggles a family must go through when the worst happens. However, this made me laugh a lot along the way. The chemistry between Sawyer and Katya is hilarious and it doesn’t really help that her brother might be playing match maker with the one person she wants to hate so bad. That is until he teaches her some self-defense and has to put his arms around her. Leaving her to go back to war proves to be a struggle and they must own up to their true feelings for each other to be truly happy.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a great military romance read.

My Favorite Moment: I have to say that the love/hate relationship between Sawyer and Katya is my favorite so far. They really do not know how to deal with each other unless they are picking a fight.

My Favorite Family Bond: I am always a sucker for a brother and sister relationship that loves beyond reason.

Mindy 4 Star 

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