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Wives of War by Soraya M. Lane

Ruth West - Monday, July 24, 2017
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The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely

Ruth West - Monday, July 24, 2017

There are three little words most guys don't want to hear on the first date. Not those...I mean these... "knock me up."
This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming -- and he's also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.
I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three.
Right?
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There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date -- "your place or mine?"
When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place -- as well as any position -- I can't refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.
There's no way I'll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?

Be prepared to swoon and fan yourself from the heat! This full-length standalone contains lots of hot baby-making s-e-x, happy tears, playful jokes and a hot, swoonworthy hero you will fall madly in love with. One-click now for pure reading enjoyment!

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After All by Karina Halle

Ruth West - Sunday, July 23, 2017

- A fake relationship? √
- Lovers to enemies to lovers? √
- A steamy one-night stand turned into a wild publicity stunt? √

A hot & cocky Hollywood actor meets his match when he falls for the sassy girl next door in AFTER ALL. Light, fun and sexy as sin, it's the PERFECT SUMMER READ. From the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You.

Emmett Hill is the perfect gentleman.

At least that's what his PR team wants the world to think.

Tall, handsome, and wickedly charming, Emmett is in the midst of a career comeback, having landed the role of a villain in a popular TV show. The only problem is, Emmett has come a long way from the "nice guy" characters he used to play and his old squeaky clean image is quickly being tarnished by bar fights, womanizing and bad boy behaviour. Considering he's two years shy of forty, it's an act he needs to drop. And fast.

Enter Alyssa Martin.

At twenty-eight, Alyssa is tired and ready for a change. Her job as office manager has grown stagnant and unfulfilling, while she's become continuously frustrated with Vancouver's lackluster dating scene, always searching for Mr. Right in a city of Mr. Wrongs.

When Emmett and Alyssa's paths cross at a mutual friend's wedding, their chemistry is off-the-charts hot, culminating in a steamy one-night stand.

What neither expected was for the media catch wind of their coupling - and run with it.

Now Emmett has to convince Alyssa to date him for the sake of his image. Her curvy, cute and "normal" persona is just the ticket to smoothing out his reputation, while Emmett provides Alyssa with the excitement and change her life has been lacking.

The only problem is, the two fight like cats and dogs outside of the bedroom.

And considering their arrangement is just for show, they shouldn't be in the bedroom with each other anyway.

Right?

Try telling them that.

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Lady Lures the Earl by Eleanor Meyers

Ruth West - Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lady Madalene Kay doesn't fit into the mold of the ton, so has declared herself finished with Society...

After getting her heart broken, she becomes a spinster and a teacher at St. John's School for Girls in Bath.
She'll go where her mission for good takes her... even if that place is in the lair of a villain.

Marshal Pengross had been called many things, but the title of murderer was what had him thrown in jail.
Accused of his father's death, he suffered a short imprisonment before he'd been cleared of the charges.

Sadly, he'd been left to bear a scar that rendered his face ugly.

The only gift in life that he'd been able to keep was his daughter Lilias, and he's not willing to let her go.

But in less than a day, Madalene finds that the earl, though quick to anger, is not who everyone claims him to be...
They're both unconventional, but can an improper lady and a beast of an earl learn to trust again?

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The Breeders by Katie French

Ruth West - Friday, July 21, 2017

When you're an endangered species, it's either LIVE or LOVE.

Sixteen-year-old Riley Meemick is one of the world's last free girls. When Riley was born, her mother escaped the Breeders, the group of doctors using cruel experiments to bolster the dwindling human race. Her parents do everything possible to keep her from their clutches-moving from one desolate farm after another to escape the Breeders' long reach. The Breeders control everything and they're hunting Riley.

When the local Sheriff abducts the adult members of her family, Riley and her brother Ethan are left to starve. Then Clay arrives, the handsome gunslinger who seems determined to help to make up for past sins. As Riley's affection for Clay grows she wonders can she trust Clay with her secret and risk her freedom? The three embark on a journey across the scarred remains of New Mexico.
When Riley is forced into the Breeder's hospital, she learns the horrible fate of her mother-a fate she'll share unless she can find a way out.

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Mail Order Groom by Dana Wayne

Ruth West - Friday, July 21, 2017

Title: Mail Order Groom
Author: Dana Wayne
Publisher: Y&R Publishing, LLC
Published: April 2017
Genre: Historical, Western 


I thoroughly enjoyed the story, but am confused as to the title in how it relates. The Hero was not mail ordered that I could tell. The Heroine and other main characters definitely made me feel for her and the Hero as well. I enjoyed the twists and turns and the Villain was just nasty enough I wanted to do away with him as well. I think the book was satisfactorily written but needs more editing. There were areas that were a bit confusing when first started to read the paragraph/chapter that you had to remember who was talking and what they were talking about, so it could use a bit more attention in that regard.
Overall it was a good book and I really enjoyed it.
Reviewed by Barb Wallace


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Magic and Romance by Niamh Murphy

Ruth West - Friday, July 21, 2017

Magic and Romance is a cross-genre anthology of Sapphic tales.

If you like reading stories with historical romance, vampires, werewolves, ballroom dancing, contemporary rom-com, or even epic fantasy, all with a twist of lesbian romance and a dash of adventure then you will love this exciting, funny, and free collection of Niamh Murphy’s lesbian short stories.

- In Rhythm (Contemporary Teen Romance)
Kara Telfer wants to be a great dancer. When she dances with her instructor, Ruby, their chemistry is obvious. The problem is, she has to dance with Felix, and the competition is tomorrow.

- Enthralled (Lesbian Vampire Thriller)
Stella is a huntress, she only has one mission: to kill. But one night she decides to take on a Vampire hive alone, and with an ulterior motive...

- Is She? (Contemporary LGBT Humour)
Claire is lesbian, has just started university, and has the most beautiful housemate in the world: Jasmine. But how do you tell if a girl is interested?

- The Lady Edris and the Kingdom in a Cave (Adult Myth & legend, Authurian Adaptation)
Lady Edris is on a quest to find the cure for a terrible plague when she is captured by the very woman from whom she has sought help. Should she agree to terms and betray her people, or trust a stranger and risk her life?

- Reason to Stay (Lesbian Teen Humour)
"I admit it, the way I handled this was all wrong. I got a little obsessive, then got a bit freaked out and then made some HUGE mistakes. Now the whole thing has got a little bit messy... but right now I need to run because there is a girl and I need to tell her something before she leaves. Forever."

- Mask of the Highway woman (Historical Action Adventure)
When Evelyn Thackery, the spirited daughter of a wealthy aristocrat, ventures across rough terrain to meet her future husband, she’s abducted by a gang of vicious outlaws, one of whom she finds strangely fascinating.

- The Black Hound (Victorian Gothic Werewolf Suspense)
When Isobel is forced to live with her beautiful, but cold, Aunt in the crumbling ruins of Lansdowne, her only escape is to walk for a few hours on the bleak and lonely moors, but something sinister lurks in the darkness…

- Delicious (Contemporary Lesbian Romance)
Realizing she is pining for someone out of her reach, Charlotte decides to end her friendship with her cookery teacher, Nadia, and move on. But Nadia is not the type to let her go that easily...

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His Ex's Little Sister by Bella Love-Wins

Ruth West - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Title: His Ex's Little Sister
Author: Bella Love-Wins
Published: July 12, 2017
Publisher: Bella Love-Wins Books
Genre: Contemporary 





His Ex's Little Sister has a lot of depth and a decent amount of backstory that makes the book well-rounded, while being a quick read. I finished this story in less than two hours. Reid's character is charming and likable, even with his history of having abandoned his high-school girlfriend. He accepts responsibility for his actions and doesn't flinch in the face of danger. At times he's a little too pushy toward Robin but he's not anything like her ex-boyfriend that is just plain awful. I would have liked the author to expand on this further, making the book a little longer. Also, at times I found Reid's work to be an important part of the story but not as exciting as I'd have liked. I much more enjoyed the scenes between Reid and Robin. The ending came quick and though I appreciated that there was an epilogue added, I would have liked the pacing at the end to be slower.
Reviewed by Kate

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The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

Ruth West - Thursday, July 20, 2017

In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.

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That Boy by Jillian Dodd

Ruth West - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Title: That Boy
Author: Jillian Dodd
Publisher: Jillian Dodd Inc.
Published: Jan 13, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary




The writing in That Boy, comes across as juvenile. Maybe it was intentional with chapters spanning back as far as fourth grade, but I would have rather had flashbacks or a series of memories from an adult's writing with a juvenile perspective. Even more mature writing would have made the story stronger. Instead the sentences were short and choppy, grammatically correct but bland to read. I could not for the life of me get into Jay's character and like her. She's kissing Danny for "learning-sake" while getting ready for a date with another boy. It made me hate her character, this juvenile behavior and yes she's a teenager but I feel like the writing and characterizations make Jay look even more immature and selfish. That Boy lacked substance that other young adult titles like The Selection, Looking for Alaska, Fangirl, Delirium, and Before I Fall are drenched in. I wanted to love That Boy, even with the writing not up to my taste and I kept reading as the main character grew older, hoping that her story would mature, but I just didn't feel a solid connection to the story or the characters.
Reviewed by: Chloe Stafford

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