Archive | October 5, 2013

Review ~ Blind Acceptance by Missy Martine

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by Missy Martine

Blurb:

Laynee Conners has been in a school for the blind since her mother died when she was five. Now, her father wants her to come home so he can get his hands on the inheritance her grandfather left her. David and Eric Rivers are brothers, adopted into the Wind River Pack. They’re called home to Wyoming when their alpha wants to do a head count of all his pack members. Children are disappearing from other packs, and he’s concerned about his family. The brothers find Laynee in the woods, drugged and left to die. Both their beasts claim the fragile young woman as their mate. Can a bear and a wolf share a mate? Time’s running out. They have to convince Laynee she’s theirs before her father succeeds in his plans. Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

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Crystal’s Review:

When I saw the cover of this book I just had to read it. It looked very interesting and then I read what the book was about.

Laynee Conners has lived in a blind school since she was five years old when her mother died. Now all of a sudden when she turns twenty-one her dad comes to bring her home. She has never had a relationship with her dad and can’t understand why he wants to have something to do with her now. If only she knew that his plans to go camping involves in a plan to get rid of her.

David and Eric Rivers are shape-shifters and are called home to a family meeting. They are camoing out when they hear a man and his partner discussing getting rid of his blind daughter. They know that they need to find her before something happens to her. When Eric turns into his wolf he finds her surrounded by raw meat and a orange can of pop that has some drugs in it. When his wolf gets Laynee’s scent he knows she is his mate. When David sees her and his bear gets a hold of her scent he finds out that she is his mate to. So Laynee is the mate to a wolf and a bear.

This was a great story and I loved watching the boys interact with Laynee. She never let her blindness get her down and she is not ashamed of who she is. Eric and David has their hands full with Laynee and keeping her safe. This book was a great read and was exciting all the way through. I really enjoy reading books by this author and I will have to see if there is more books in this series so I can find out what happens next.

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Review ~ Whyt’s Plea by Viola Grace

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by Viola Grace

Blurb:
Whyt has been raised in luxury but craved two things, flight and getting her hands dirty. Her status as a half-swan keeps her from the first, and her mother keeps her from the second. She tries to escape both situations and, as a result, finds life as a test pilot and mechanic.

Styvin Arguat has met Whyt before. He thought she was a shy little ninny. When she breaks out of her family’s home with his help and heads to the research base, he guesses that there may be more to her than even she knows.

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Cara’s Review:
While it is not necessary to read Rhoe’s Request to enjoy this book, I would like to recommend you do so, as you will understand some of the characters and the world’s social mores a bit better. Whyt’s Plea is the story of half-swanling, Whyt Beiencar ascent into adulthood, as she breaks free from the life her parents set forth for her (okay, enough fowl jokes). She decides to follow her dreams.

Ms. Grace takes the familiar fairy tales, and weaves them into her own unique brand of Sci-fi Fantasy. Whyt, like most of Ms. Grace’s heroines, is strong, independent, and when push comes to shove, fights for what she wants. Styvin’s character is extremely supportive of Whyt, and helps her attain her dreams. (He’s also pretty yummy)

I enjoyed this book, and would recommend this book to anyone who wants something a little different, a new twist on an old favorite, and enjoys the exploration of new worlds and new cultures. Of course, all of us Viola Grace fans will enjoy this tale, because it’s another classic Grace novella!

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Review ~ Snowbound with the Soldier by Jennifer Faye

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by Jennifer Faye

Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Romance 
Pages / File Size: 253 Pages

Source:  book provided by author for review

Tags: Romance

Blurb:

Maybe this Christmas…?

It has been seven long years since Kara Jameson last saw Jason Greene. Returning home as a wounded war hero, Jason looks a shell of the man she once knew. Yet her heart still skips a beat as if it was yesterday….

Stepping back into civilian life, Jason looks to Kara for help. But there’s too much water under the bridge—not to mention too much lingering attraction.

But it seems that the mountain weather has other ideas, and when Kara and Jason end up snowbound together they are forced to confront the ghosts of Christmas past.

Purchase links: http://www.amazon.com/Snowbound-Soldier-Harlequin-Romance-ebook/dp/B00CFX3BB0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1380811570&sr=1-1&keywords=snowbound+with+the+soldier

Crystal’s Review:

Kara Jameson finds out that the Lodge that she works has been sold and that everyone will probably lose their jobs and Christmas is still weeks away. She doesn’t know how she is going to support her daughter and herself. That is her main concern until a ghost from her past shows up. Jason Greene was engaged to Kara seven years ago until he found something out about his past and he walked away and joined the army.

These two try their best to ignore the feelings that they have for each other. Seems getting snowed in, in Jason’s cabin seems to be working to bring them closer than ever. Both have secrets that could cost them a new relationship. All they need to do is trust each other and figure out that they can work out anything as long as they do it together.

I didn’t know what I would be reading until I started this book. I just couldn’t put it down. I had to find out what their secrets were. Sometimes being a father isn’t because you share any DNA. It just takes a special man that can love a child as his and do what is best for them. That is what I loved about this book. It made me believe in Christmas miracles again.

Reviewer: Crystal N.
I received a copy of this book from SSLY in place of an honest review.

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Review ~ Her New Year’s Knight

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by Selene Grace Silver

Blurb:
The holidays are a time for family. So what if Darla doesn’t have one. She’s a trained psychologist and well-versed in all the dangers of inflating the importance of one week of the year. Besides, she has her clients who need her. Unfortunately, one of them seems to have a dangerous obsession for her. She doesn’t need Santa to bring her a family. What she really needs to find under the tree is a strong protector.

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Beverly’s Review:
A fun and romantic suspense, Her New Years Knight is a ‘don’t want to put it down’ story. Jake and Darla are well rounded and their interaction entertaining. The suspense of Darla’s stalker moves their romance along showing not all is light and joy but romance can happen anywhere, anytime. Jake’s love at first sight conviction and Darla’s response entertaining. Her New Year’s Knight is definitely worth the time to read.

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Return ~ Lynn Rae

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by Lynn Rae

Blurb:
James Winchester is content with his predictable small town life. He lives alone, helps out at his family farm, and doesn’t miss an ice cream social. His life is so neat and ordered he could use one of his accounting spreadsheets to chart his upcoming years.
Evelyn Prentiss’s world is in chaos. She’s returned to her home town twenty years after leaving and the transition isn’t as smooth as she’d anticipated. Her home needs renovated, her parents are once again too hands-on, and she only has the summer months to settle in before she starts her new teaching job.
In an effort to be a good neighbor, James finds himself stopping by Evelyn’s house more and more to help with her endless to-do list. When a mystery from their past resurfaces and opens old wounds, the two find comfort in each other. And so much more.

 

Excerpt:
Evelyn was not sure what she was doing other than enjoying the music and proximity to James’s body, mainly his chest and arms and hands. She knew she was lonely and missing male companionship, so she hoped he didn’t take it too personally when she leaned in closer and sighed. His arms tightened a bit and she almost let her head fall to his shoulder, but that would be too much. All she was hoping was that another slow song would come up on the playlist and that the canny woman looking over the pictures in the booth would leave them alone for a while.
“I’m sorry about this.” James rumbled.
“What? Dancing with me?”
“Lucy putting you on the spot, that’s what I’m apologizing for.”
“What spot?”
“Having to dance with me, that spot.” To his credit, he actually did sound apologetic.
“It’s not a spot.” Actually, Evelyn felt like it was a good spot but to say so would be pathetic. His thighs brushed against hers and if she breathed really deeply her breasts would be touching his chest. Which would also be a good spot.
He was silent a moment. “Lucy likes telling people what to do.”
“Oh. But this is nice.” She hoped that he would agree with her or at least not comment negatively. Her ego couldn’t take that. Not when she was enjoying this so much.
“Well, yes, it is nice.” He made this agreement grudgingly.
“And I like this song.”
“It is a good song.” He concurred while maintaining a polite distance.
Evelyn started to smile, he was being so careful not to touch her more than the bare minimum. If it was anyone other than James she would be insulted or grateful, depending on the attractiveness of her dance partner. But he was different. He was a friend, an unexpectedly sexy friend, but this was entirely comfortable no matter how close or how far apart they were. She couldn’t even remember the last time she’d danced with a man. Walter never went anywhere dancing was an option. His favorite places were sports bars, school fundraisers, and chili parlors. And now her thoughts were rattling aimlessly around in order to divert herself from how her body was feeling. Intellect over instinct, that must become her new mantra.
“Are you as miserable as you sound?”
“I’m not miserable,” he protested. “I just don’t like being coerced into dancing with you.”
“Is it the coercion that bothers you, or is it me?”
“Evelyn.” He sounded exasperated now.
“Just curious.” She leaned her head back and caught his eye. “So?”
With a suffering sigh he looked over at the wall as their bodies swayed. But he kept hold of her hand, and his arm was firm around her waist. She kept her eyes on him and pressed a little on his shoulder.
“Coercion bothers me.”
“So dancing with me is okay?”
“Yes.” He sounded strained as he admitted it and she felt happier.
“So would we be dancing without Ms. Overberger’s prompting?” Evelyn just couldn’t help herself, he was so much fun to put on the spot.
James tried to look fearsome but she just snorted out a laugh and finally let her head fall against his shoulder, like she’d wanted to do for interminable minutes. Then her nose was close to him and she sniffed guiltily, like sneaking a chocolate from the box, and his clean skin scent floated up her nose directly to her brain and her body said yes.
Everything went hotter and tighter and it was hard to breath for a moment. Oh dear, she was locked and loaded now. Seven years out of the dating pool and she was interested in this quiet considerate man who would likely be flummoxed by the idea of her opening her shirt by one more button. He didn’t want to dance with her or even touch her.
Maybe she should try to divert herself with Will Painter after all. He could help her get over Walter, he could help her ignore James and his intoxicating pheromones and big hands and strong arms and…

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Lynn Rae Bio:
Lynn Rae is a romance writer residing in Columbus, Ohio. With professional experience in fields ranging from contract archaeology to librarianship along with making donuts and teaching museum studies, Lynn Rae enjoys incorporating her real-life adventures into her writing (except the naughty parts).
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