Archive | July 15, 2013

Review – Devious – Mark Love

Devious

Blurb:
Jamie Richmond, reporter turned author, is doing research for her next book. Attempting to capture the realism of a police officer’s duties while on patrol, she manages to tag along for a shift with a state police trooper. A few traffic stops and a high speed chase later, Jamie’s ride takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses the trooper being shot. Although it is not a fatal injury, Jamie becomes obsessed with unraveling the facts behind this violent act. While she is trying to sort out this puzzle, she becomes romantically involved with Malone, another trooper with a few mysteries of his own. Now Jamie’s attention is divided between a blooming romance and solving the crime which is haunting her. Jamie begins to question the events that took place and exactly who could be behind the shooting. It was a devious mind. But who?

Review by Allyson
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I received a copy of this book from the author exchange for an honest review. This book was a great read. Devious was filled with humor, suspense and Romance. Jamie Ray or Jay is author whom is writing a book about police. She convinces her Step-Father to let her to go on a ride-along, she rides with Smitty. The ride-along went South and Smitty was shot. Jay was this strong-willed, quick tempered woman. But I also felt sorry for her, her mother had been through numerous marriages and boyfriends during her life, so she struggled with relationships. She also had a very strong imagination.
While at the police station she meets Malone, there is a strong physical attraction. Malone is strong-willed as well, but also protective, caring, and understands Jay’ s quirky ways. The police department is trying to find out who shot Smitty, including Malone and it still haunts Jamie. Jamie’s life is threatened, the stakes change.
This book took several twists and turns I never saw coming. It was a great read, there was lots of romance as well as humor in Jamie and Malone’ s Relationship. An SSLY recommended read!
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Review – Wanted:Wife – Lacey Wolfe – New Release

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Blurb:
Help Wanted: A Wife

Darcy White can’t believe she’s answering a help wanted ad from someone looking to hire a wife, but she’s hit rock bottom and is on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. When she learns that the guy she had a crush on in high school is the one looking to hire, she’d be crazy not to live out her fantasy.

Steven McDonald needs a wife, or at least a fiancée, before his grandfather retires or else he won’t inherit the family business. He knows not just any woman will do, and in a desperate attempt to find a solution, he places a help wanted ad in the local paper. The day Darcy White answers it, his dreams begin to come true.

As Darcy and Steven pretend they’re engaged, they make a promise to keep things platonic. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep their hands off one another. With his grandfather’s retirement approaching, and the possible end to their fake engagement, can Steven and Darcy admit their feelings to not only themselves but each other?

Content Warning: contains adult language and sensual love scenes

Tamara’s Review
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I love Lacey Wolfe! She is one of my “go to” authors. If I want a sweet heartwarming love story I always know Lacey will deliver, and Wanted:Wife is no exception. While the basic premise for Wanted:Wife has been done before, the author gives it a few twists to make it her own, and story lines become cliche because they work!
One twist on this romantic trope is that Steven and Darcy knew each other in High School, but haven’t seen each other in ten years. They also had mutual secret crushing going on in the past.
I love Lacey’s characters! They are so real you feel like they could be your next door neighbor. Darcy is warm and loving, strong and independent, if a bit of a rebel. Steven works a little too much, has a crazy grandfather (whom I adored) and a dysfunctional relationship with his parents and brother.
I enjoyed watching Darcey learn to stand up to her overbearing mother, without cutting her out of her life. Now, Stevens family, other than Grandpa, could all take a long walk off a short pier. But, unfortunately , as they say you can’t choose your relatives, and his do come around eventually.
Wanted: Wife delivers my three “musts” for a perfect romance: Heart, Humor, and Heat. An SSLY recommended read!
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Morgan K. Wyatt’s Dangerous Curves ~ Mesmerizing Monday ~ & ~ Giveaway

Dangerous Curves
Wolfe Jackson is hot on the trail of a domestic terroristic who has been causing havoc and panic by blowing up factories. The trail, although sketchy, has led to a convention in the Midwest. Is it a false trail? Wolfe is unsure, but he knows that a certain blonde named Krista bears investigating.

Krista Harlow finds her life as a principal dull. So bland in fact, she thinks attending the annual administrator conference might enliven it. She even harbors secret romantic aspirations. As a principal, she must keep everything strait laced and buttoned down, but that was before she was mistaken for a corporate saboteur and possible murderer.

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Excerpt:
Wolfe initially approaches the suspect by pretending he knows her. Krista plays along, proving she’s either devilishly clever or interested in him as a man. The road to restore his credibility is full of dangerous curves
“Rachel, didn’t you hear me calling?” He stepped closer and put one hand on her arm, sending an arc of electricity through her body.
This is where it got difficult. How well did Rachel know him? If they’d been lovers, she would know him very, very well—definitely well enough to remember his name.
“So sorry, handsome,” Krista purred. “I was thinking about the dress I didn’t buy.”
“Sounds like you. Have you had dinner yet?” He watched her with one expressive eyebrow lifted.
“Um…no.” Krista had doubts about how far she should go with the Rachel thing, but she needed to eat sometime. Why not have dinner with him? Oh sure, it would be a hardship to have dinner with Mr. Stud Muffin.
He cupped her elbow and guided her in the direction of the steak house where the aroma of mesquite-flavored beef enticed shoppers. There was a significant wait so they moved to the bar. A few people called out greetings as they entered. She listened closely in effort to catch his name. Krista was sure his name wasn’t buddy or friend—no help there. He ordered oversized margaritas for both of them. Krista was about to tell him iced tea when she remembered Rachel might love margaritas.
“Wolfe, Wolfe Jackson. You don’t remember me, do you?”
His grin was devastating against his tanned skin. He reminded Krista of a pirate, the swashbuckling type as opposed to the peg-legged ones. She was lost. Perhaps someone would scrape her up as she melted at his feet. Krista shook her head since talking was more than she could handle at that moment.
“We met at my cousin’s wedding, Samuel Levinson. I believe he married your friend Ruth, or is she your cousin?” Wolfe placed his hand over hers on the bar.
Krista nodded eagerly at the verbal lifeline he’d thrown her while she tried to ignore the heat radiating from his hand. “She was, um, is, my friend. I don’t see her much since I moved.” He might wonder if she never talked to her cousin. Krista gulped the margarita in an attempt to alleviate the sudden heat streaking through her body, but the alcohol raised her body temperature instead. Not one of her better ideas. The liquor singed her empty stomach like three-alarm chili, while giving her an air of flirtatiousness she normally lacked. She remembered why she didn’t drink—she couldn’t hold her liquor.
The bartender lingered nearby and asked if they needed anything. Krista looked Wolfe up and down boldly and knew she had everything she needed. Wolfe’s wink caught her unawares, and she almost slipped off the stool. In a flash, he was beside her, wrapping an arm around her waist. For an instant, she leaned into him, inhaling the smell of sandalwood, soap, and a hint of gasoline. Then she remembered she was supposed to be sitting on a stool not oozing all over him like a melted ice cream bar and jerked upright. What kind of girl was Rachel? Krista was secretly hoping Rachel was a touch fast. Fast sounded superb.

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Morgan K Wyatt, raised on a steady diet of superheroes, believed she could fly at a very young age. After using trees, barn lofts, sliding boards, and even a second story window as launch pads, she found her flying skills were limited to fast and downward. By the age of nine, her dreams to be a superhero needed some modifications, which caused her to turn to writing and horseback riding as alternatives to flying.

At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.

Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.

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