Review: K.J. Charles – An Unseen Attraction (Sins of the Cities #1)

51su9h-caalAuthor: K.J. Charles
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Historical

Summary:

Slow-burning romance and a chilling mystery bind two singular men in the suspenseful first book of a new Victorian series from K. J. Charles.

Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life. He’s happy with his hobbies, his work—and especially with his lodger Rowley Green, who becomes a friend over their long fireside evenings together. If only neat, precise, irresistible Mr. Green were interested in more than friendship. . … Continue reading

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Review: Lila Leigh Hunter – Dating in Retrospect (States of Love)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Giving the commencement speech at his alma mater doesn’t fit Clay Keller’s meticulous schedule. As Chief Executive Officer of Travel Mogul—the largest travel connoisseur company on the West Coast—he has no time to get back in touch with his country roots. He left fifteen years ago without a second look, but a medical scare makes him change his mind about the speech and brings him face-to-face with … Continue reading

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Review: Helen Kay Dimon – Guarding Mr. Fine (Tough Love #3)

51x32bi3wclAuthor : Helen Kay Dimon
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Random House/Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Mystery

Summary:
In this steamy novel of seduction and international intrigue, two brave men are stripped of their defenses—and exposed to dangers and desires that simmer below the surface.

As an agent with the CIA’s special activities division, Seth Lang lives for risk—and yet he’s stuck playing bodyguard to the U.S. consul general in Munich. Although Seth’s last assignment nearly killed him, babysitting some desk jockey … Continue reading

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Review: Trina Lane – Shards in the Sun (The Heart of Texas #1)

51Z1-Ioam8LAuthor: Trina Lane
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

The heart of Texas beats strong, fuelled by the love between two men whose lives are interwoven like the long grass of the hill country they call home.

Brandon Blackstun has spent the last decade moving on from the hellish halls of high school. With an invitation to his reunion in hand, he plans to show his former classmates that not only did the repeated occurrences of being … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Rhys Ford – Hanging the Stars (Half Moon Bay #2)

51N59--klILAuthor: Rhys Ford
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Summary:

Angel Daniels grew up hard, one step ahead of the law and always looking over his shoulder. A grifter’s son, he’d learned every con and trick in the book but ached for a normal life. Once out on his own, Angel returns to Half Moon Bay where he once found…and then lost…love.

Now, Angel’s life is a frantic mess of schedules and chaos. Between running … Continue reading

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Review: J.L. Merrow – Tortoise Interruptus

51kM7nQ1U5LAuthor: J.L. Merrow
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Cursed by an impatient witch to turn into a tortoise at inopportune moments, Tip is horrified to find himself tortoise-napped by a customer at the Isle of Wight cafe where he works.

Things start to look up when Tip ends up very literally in the capable hands of drop-dead gorgeous Steve, but Tip soon begins to wonder just how far he can trust Steve, who turns out to … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Clare London – Romancing the Wrong Twin (Dreamspun Desires #21)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Rusty Topsfield
Summary:

How tangled can a romantic web get?

When gruff mountaineer Dominic Hartington-George seeks sponsorship for his latest expedition, his London PA insists on a more media-friendly profile—like dating celebrity supermodel Zeb Z.

Zeb can’t make the date, so he asks his identical twin, Aidan, to stand in for just one evening. Aidan, a struggling playwright, shuns the limelight to the extent people don’t even … Continue reading

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Review: Julia Talbot – Wolfmanny

51vFxCPRZiLAuthor: Julia Talbot
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal

Summary:

Three hot werewolves, sexual tension thick enough to cut with a knife, an impending Colorado winter, and a rambunctious pack of werewolf pups. Stand back and watch the fur fly.

When Kenneth Marcon loses his nanny to a bite from one of his inherited kids, he knows he needs someone strong to contain five werewolf children. What he finds isn’t a stalwart nanny, but a werewolf manny named … Continue reading

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Audio Review: Adam Carpenter – Crime Wave (The Jimmy McSwain Files Book #2)

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Author: Adam Carpenter
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Summary:
Jimmy McSwain returns to help his sister’s boyfriend fight a murder charge–and finds he may just have a lead on a cold case.

Hell’s Kitchen private investigator Jimmy McSwain returns in a twisting tale of past sins and present-day vengeance. Jimmy McSwain isn’t thrilled about taking a case for free but when his sister fears her boyfriend, Rocky, is cheating on her, … Continue reading

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Review: M.J. O’Shea – The Worst Best Man (Dreamspun Desires)

51OQO1OXQpLAuthor: M.J. O’Shea
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

It was her special day… but his worst nightmare.

A rekindled romance wasn’t part of the plan.

Despite his American background, August O’Leary is the most sought-after wedding planner in London. Naturally, Libby and Edward come to him for a wedding the city will never forget. But Edward is an international businessman, so the details are left to Libby and her best friend—who happens to be the love … Continue reading

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