Review: J.L. Merrow – Tortoise Interruptus

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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

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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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Review: Angel Martinez – Wild Rose, Silent Snow

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Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

Summary:

Newly expanded version!
A huge bear at the door, a handsome, naked stranger in the snow, magic fish, enchanted beards—and Rowan thought his life was odd before.
Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists … Continue reading

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Review: Kim Fielding – Love is Heartless (Love Can’t Series #2)

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Author: Kim Fielding
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Small but mighty—that could be Detective Nevin Ng’s motto. Now a dedicated member of the Portland Police Bureau, he didn’t let a tough start in life stop him from protecting those in need. He doesn’t take crap from anyone, and he doesn’t do relationships. Until he responds to the severe beating of a senior citizen and meets the victim’s bow-tied, wealthy landlord.

Property manager and developer … Continue reading

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Review: L.A. Witt – Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2)

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.

Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and … Continue reading

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Review: Annabeth Albert – Off Base (Out of Uniform #1)

51q4q0mx7ilAuthor: Annabeth Albert
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

After trading the barracks for a fixer-upper rental, navy SEAL Zack Nelson wants peace, not a roommate—especially not Pike, who sees things about Zack he most wants to hide. Pike’s flirting puts virgin Zack on edge. And the questions Pike’s arrival would spark from Zack’s teammates about his own sexuality? Nope. Not going there. But Zack can’t refuse.

Pike Reynolds knows there won’t be a warm welcome in … Continue reading

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Review: KJ Charles – Wanted: A Gentleman

51iixtlj1ol-_sx327_bo1204203200_Author: KJ Charles
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Historical

Summary:

WANTED, A GENTLEMAN
Or, Virtue Over-Rated

the grand romance of

Mr. Martin St. Vincent … a Merchant with a Mission, also a Problem
Mr. Theodore Swann … a humble Scribbler and Advertiser for Love

Act the First:

the offices of the Matrimonial Advertiser, London
where Lonely Hearts may seek one another for the cost of a shilling

Act the Second:

a Pursuit to … Continue reading

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