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Wilde in Love by Eloisa James

Ruth West - Friday, November 03, 2017

Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.

Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.

Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He’s never lost a battle.

But a spirited woman like Willa isn’t going to make it easy. . . .

The first book in Eloisa James’s dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and sexy charm—and introduces a large, eccentric family. Readers will love the Wildes of Lindow Castle!

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Beast by Anna Hackett

Ruth West - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Abducted by alien slavers and taken to a lawless desert world, the last thing starship pilot Mia expects is to find herself in the protective, brawny arms of a wild, blue-skinned alien.

Rescued by gladiators on the alien world of Carthago, Mia is working to find other abducted humans who are still lost. But someone else also needs her help--the untamed alien who's saved her twice. Rescued from vicious fight rings he's fought in since he was a child, Vek is prone to losing control in aggressive fits of rage...and Mia discovers that she is the only who can calm him. As she finds herself drawn to the man beneath the beast, she knows that with his enhanced senses, Vek can help her find her friends.

For years, all Vek'ker has known is death, darkness, and killing. Despite his newfound freedom, he is struggling to control his rages and withdrawal from the drugs his captors used on him. Only one scent soothes him, one voice calms him, and one woman is his light in the dark. Vek will do anything to protect Mia and make her happy...including vowing to find her friends.

With the gladiators from the House of Galen, Vek and Mia follow mysterious clues into a dangerous part of the desert on the trail of the missing humans. They are drawn closer together but as they enter the deadly Illusion Mountains, they have no idea of the dangers lying in wait for them, or how far they will both be pushed to their limits in order to survive.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen) and a steamy romance (between a a wild blue alien and a small, tough woman from Earth). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!

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Cuffed by K. Bromberg

Ruth West - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“I hate you. I never want to see you again.”

Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.

Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.

But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it.

What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right?

***

I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves.

That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up.

Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story.

I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight.

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Duets and Dominance by Anya Summers

Ruth West - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Elizabeth “Lizzie” von Klepper has a problem of mythic proportions—she’s the oldest virgin in the world. Invited to perform on Pleasure Island with her best friend, she devises a plan to seduce Solomon, and rid herself of her infernal status. They’d shared a knock your socks into orbit kiss a year ago and that had to count for something, right?

Solomon Ventura adores his best friend, Lizzie. She’s been his best friend since their humble beginnings at Julliard, but deep down he’s yearned for her. And ever since he tasted her, a stolen kiss he’d not been able to forget, he cannot seem to stop his mind from conjuring up myriad fantasies with Lizzie in the staring role. But he’s not the man for her. She’s light where he is dark and his brand of love would shatter the only woman he’s ever cared about.

After a heated exchange, they strike a bargain, and give in to the temptation the other presents. Except as Solomon capitulates to his desire for Lizzie, he worries that now that he has sampled her seductive charms, he cannot remain unaffected. Can Solomon return to just being Lizzie’s friend at the week’s end? Or will their days filled with music and nights suffused with earth shattering seduction destroy them both?

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Taken by the Enemy by Jennifer Bene

Ruth West - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Emmie has spent her life pampered, sheltered, and mostly unaware of just how bad things are inside and outside of the city that she calls home. A place where the rich and powerful can do anything they want. But when reality comes knocking, Emmie doesn't stay and fight, she runs.

After fleeing the city in the dead of night, Emmie expected the hazards of the forest, but she never thought she would run into real danger or be brutally taken by one of the men banished outside the city walls. She never thought she would be tied up and forced to submit to the rules of their society, and she never planned to find herself kneeling before their leader - no matter how gorgeous he was.

Lucian has spent most of his adult life figuring out how to protect those banished by the corrupt men inside the city, but when he meets Emmie, he doesn't just want to keep her safe... he wants to claim her. Body and soul. But once he does, and she despises him for it, how can he possibly show her how good life can be in their world? And how can he show her that a good life might be possible with him?

'Taken by the Enemy' takes readers on a dark journey of discovery where the truths that Emmie has held close since she was a child are turned inside out. The enemy she's been raised to fear might just be her future, and Lucian's people may just be the ones who can save them all.

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Maverick by Karina Halle

Ruth West - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Forget playing it safe.

John "Maverick" Nelson is the first member of the search-and-rescue team to ascend into danger, no matter the risk. Ice, avalanche, treacherous mountain paths? Bring it on.

But when it comes to women, he remains as untouchable as the North Ridge mountains. Every woman in British Columbia knows that the cocky, rugged sex god would rather fall down a crevasse than be tied to a woman.

And then he meets his new employee-- Riley Clarke.

His desire for her could scale the next peak, but he has to put the team ahead of his feelings. Of course, the adrenaline-soaked situations they're in lead to scorching hot sex in no time.
They need to keep their hands off each other, keep it professional. But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.

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Changing Her Mind by Stevie MacFarlane

Ruth West - Tuesday, October 24, 2017



Come fall in love with The O'Malleys!


I never craved anyone the way that I did Mason.
I wanted him bad.
A church wedding?
No thanks.
Lets go straight to the blazing hot sex.
Except Mason has other ideas...which may leave my bottom scorched.



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Running Hot by J.L. Shepperd

Ruth West - Monday, October 23, 2017

Title: Running Hot
Author: J.L. Shepperd
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Published: June 23, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, MC




When I first started reading Running Hot, the second book in the series I was a little worried. It was following to closely with the first book but I keep reading and was not disappointed. I decided that the way it was first written it would make it an easier read for anyone that never read the first book in the series. As in the first it has everything, intrigue, anger, uncertainty, mystery and love. But not the easy love, the kind that takes a while to hit you beside the head and be truthful with your feelings. The main characters are enough to drive the reader nuts, like just tell her or him already damn. They wouldn't go through so much hurt if they would. I definitely will read more J. L. Sheppard's books.
Reviewed by Anna



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Believe in My Heart by Maria K. Alexander

Ruth West - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Title: Believe in My Heart
Author: Maria K. Alexander
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Published: Nov 17, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday





This was a well-written contemporary romance. The characters were engaging and I really enjoyed that Hope was honest, vulnerable, and willing to be open to a relationship even though she had recently gone through a break-up. Vinnie had also experienced a break-up, and he was willing to look at himself and make some changes to become a more mature, balanced person. I was drawn in to this story and found it difficult to put down while I read to the end to find out what would happen. I was rooting for these characters. This book can be read as a standalone story, though it is the fourth in a series. I will be looking for the other books in this series as well as more books by this author.
Reviewed by Robin


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Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan

Ruth West - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bell Harbor is a one-million copy bestselling series.

If Sadie Turner is good at anything, it’s putting stuff in order. So when she finds her “perfect” life in disarray, she hopes a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house will help her piece it back together. She wants to relax, reboot, and heal the wounds left by her cheating ex-husband. And that requires time away from men. All men.

Or so she thinks.

With two slobbering dogs and two cousins living there—one a flamboyant decorator intent on making over Sadie—it’s hard to get a moment’s peace at eccentric Aunt Dody’s house, especially with everyone so determined to set her up with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor.

Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. Tall, tanned, muscular…and to top it off, he’s great with her kids. But he must have a flaw—he’s a man—so Sadie vows to keep her distance.

As summer blazes on, the life Sadie is trying so hard to simplify only becomes more complicated—a new career presents itself, her evil ex haunts her, and Aunt Dody reveals a tragic secret—but maybe a little chaos is just what Sadie needs to get her life back in order.

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