Archive | April 26, 2013

Some quick reviews!

I have to admit, I like a certain kind of hero, a certain type of romance. I’m sure everyone has their favorites. But sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone. A man that would risk anything for the one he loves? A man who risks anything for those weaker than him, to protect the world around him because he can. This is what I think of when I think of hero. What I look for when I pick up a book.

But sometimes, you need something just a bit different. Here are few entertaining tales.

In the first one, I just have to say, I love a twisted fairy tale. I’ve always devoured them since I was a child. Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Anderson’s Fairy Tales, I read everything I could get my hands on. (I’m very fond of the erotic fairy tales I can find now!) Alice in Wonderland has always caught my imagination. Mainly because I adored the Hatter.

HHer Mad Hatter

Alice is all grown up. Running the Mad Hatter’s Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe is a delicious job, until fate–and a fairy godmother with a weakness for bad boys–throws her a curveball. Now, Alice is the newest resident of Wonderland, where the Mad Hatter fuels her fantasies and thrills her body with his dark touch.

The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for sex, but he takes no lovers. Ever. But a determined fairy godmother has forced Alice into Wonderland–and his arms. Now, as desire and madness converge, the Hatter must decide if he will fight the fairy godmother’s mating–or fight for Alice.

This is a enthralling tale of Wonderland. Hatter caught and held my imagination. His tale is tortured and twisted and wildly crazily insane. This is one of those books that you can’t walk away from. It leaves its grip on you hours later. It captures your imagination, draws you in. Go on, get a little crazy. Read it and you will love this tortured bad boy as much as I.

All this tale did was addict me more.

Cowboys, right? *sigh* What’s not to love? How about a cowboy gone wrong? Guilt and grief can turn many a man bad. They don’t always have someone to turn them back. But Cole gets that second chance.

Her Fated Cowboy
Her Fated cowboy

L.A. cop, Jordan Masters Ryan has a problem. Her normal method of meeting a crisis head-on and taking it down won’t work. Not this time. Not when fate is her adversary. Having kept her from the man she thought she’d always marry, the same fickle fate took away the man she eventually did. Thrown back into the path of her first love, she finds hers is not the only heart fate has damaged.

Widower and software CEO, Cole McCall fills his days with computer codes and his free time working the family’s cattle ranch. Blaming himself for his wife’s death, he’s become hard and bitter. When his visiting former neighbor sets out to delete the firewall around his heart, he discovers there’s no protection against the Jordan virus. Though she understands his pain and reawakens his soul, will it be enough for Cole to overcome his past and embrace their fated hearts?

Both Cole and Jordan are hurting in this moving tale of loss and love. Jordan has bounced back better than Cole from the horrific losses in their lives, but you can’t always control your dreams. Always Cole’s nemesis, Jordan cannot bear the dead look and unfeeling man Cole has become. Jordan knows that she has to show Cole that life is worth living. What better way than to make him totally lose his cool?

In One Too Many Men (is there really such a thing?) You have a doctor and a gardener. One saves lives and the other her plants and quite possibly her sanity.

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In One Too Many Men, physical therapist Lucy Jamison comes to grips with her glaring lack of a love life. Her mother likens it to her ability to neglect a potted plant to death in less than two weeks. Her best friend thinks she needs to throw herself into the dating world and find herself an orgasm-buddy. Doggedly, she sets Lucy up with one horrifically strange man after another with absolutely no success.

Until she matches Lucy up with Dean Coulter, a hot young doctor who treats her like gold, feeds her Chinese, and makes her body sizzle with lust. Lucy and Dean move from dating, to sex-capades, to nearly being a couple.

But there’s something missing–she’s not in love with Dean. Lucy’s in love with Gus, the abrasive though handsome plantery owner who helps her in her hapless efforts to keep her potted plants alive, along with her hopes for a love life.

With the good doctor suddenly proposing and Gus turning the sexual heat up on her, Lucy must decide which man is the one for her, before she loses them both.

One Too Many Men contains scintillating sex and romance, lots of bitchy humor, dating disasters at every turn, and a surrounding cast of wild women–all mixed together like a frothy frozen margarita.

I laughed. I howled. Lucy is hilarious and her BFF Bess is a wild one. Commiserating over “Cocksuckers” Bess’ version of a Slippery Nipple, Bess vows to help Lucy’s non exsistant love life. Enter the agoraphobic that calls her for a date, then the funeral home director…the creepy man that knocks on her door by mistake looks good compared to them…and the others. Bess strikes gold when she sends Dean to Lucy. In the meantime, between the underbelly of NY looking for a date, Lucy goes psychotic when her plant almost dies. Again and again and again. She runs pass florist shops (how could they save Ozzie they sell DEAD plants!) to find a gardener. A hot hunky gardener who Lucy immediately hates. But he stars in her amazingly erotic dreams. Too bad he’s gay. Or is he? Does it matter when Dean sends her into multiple orgasms every night? What will Lucy do with one too many men? Check Cosmo of course! lol! Read it read it read it! Hard to put down. Be prepared to be looked at funny as you snort and giggle and laugh out loud through this comedy of Lucy’s love life.
I didn’t even mention Lucy’s mom did I? 😀 Just go get it already!

Three delightful tales, all in their own way. I enjoyed them and recommend them, not your traditional romance, but who really has that? Life is different and wonderful and never normal.

So enjoy!