Temptation Bay by Anna Sullivan

Posted February 10, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments
Temptation Bay by Anna Sullivan

      This is the first book I ever received on Netgalley about 4 years ago. I can’t remember why I got it or why I didn’t read it. The COYER challenge got me to pick it up and read and review. Dex comes to an island which is like a small town with everyone knows everyone and is into their business. He is trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a baby during the Prohibition. Maggie is an independent small business owner who has a charter business. She flies him to the island. Dex is attracted to her and sees her as a fun way to gather information quietly. Neither wants a relationship. Maggie is not willing to trust a man. Dex has no plans to stay on the small island.  They work together to solve the mystery. Someone doesn’t want the mystery solved and tries to stop […]


Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

Posted February 9, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments
Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose

   I’ve looked forward to each book in the Romantic Suspense series and enjoyed them. I started with Closer Than You Think believing it was the first in a spin-off series. It was originally listed as Faith Corcoran #1 but this changed and she is just briefly in the next 2 books. So, it is more like the Cincinnati section within the larger series as it is now titled. I happily went back and read the previous 15 books, before going on to review Alone in the Dark last year.  Now, a year later,  is Every Dark Corner. These books are looooong, but so interesting they go quickly. The characters are wonderful in the depth of their development and emotional connections. I was frustrated this time with not remembering details about some characters. It made me crazy and less absorbed into the story. The bad guys are doing gut-wrenching things, so the […]


Playing by the Rules by Reese Ryan

Posted February 8, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments
Playing by the Rules by Reese Ryan

    It’s been six months since Meredith (Merrie) Jane broke up with Liam Westbrook after a five-year relationship. She’s clear that it’s really over this time and the first step in moving on is attending her cousin Daphne’s Valentines Day party for singles. When she runs in to Liam’s brother, Hunter at the party, things move in a direction she never saw coming.   I’ve read the first book in the Pleasure Cove series (this is also the prequel for that series), which is Liam’s story, and never thought these two could redeem themselves. Boy, was I so wrong. You’d think it would be impossible for a brother (Hunter) who takes up with his sibling’s ex to dig out of this kind of hole but not so here.   I really liked Merrie and Hunter, their romance and how maturely they faced the issues created from them just being […]


Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders

Posted February 7, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments
Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders

Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders is a great debut novel in her Blank Canvas series!   Reasons to read Under Her Skin Ivan – bearded, blacksmith neighbor who looks dangerous but has a heart of gold Uma – on the run from abusive ex but stays strong through her road to recovery Ms. Loyd – old hag that needs love and friendship Romance novel wrapped in mystery, suspense and the dark and light sides of love Uma’s past wouldn’t have allowed for an instant hook up and I’m really like how the romance element was the main focus until about half way through the story. The romance between Ivan and Uma was a slow burn something both of them needed. These characters were hunted and tormented by their pasts and they really needed each other. Their connection was so beautiful. The suspense of what could, would, should happen with surrounding […]


Blog Tour: Fatal Love by Misty Evans

Posted February 6, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Fatal Love by Misty Evans

    Wow! Two romances in one and the action is riveting.   Beatrice is in labor and Cal agreed to her plan to have the baby at home. No sooner than they and Hunter arrive home from Chicago, trouble shows up in a big and awful way. With all agents assigned and out of town, it all falls in the hands of Connor McKenzie, the more than able Shadow Force International (SFI) office manager, and Sabrina Merinos, one of their pilots.   I loved this story. Seeing Beatrice tamed by labor was an experience in itself. The assault on her and Cal’s home was chilling and everything that happened going forward was breathtaking. I’d always wondered about Connor and in just a few pages, I got him and the brewing romance between him and Sabrina. Seeing SFI in action is always interesting and this situation delivered (pardon the pun). […]


#COYER Review Round Up for January

Posted February 4, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

  Anne and I are taking part in COYER Blackout Winter Storm reading challenge. The only books we can read for the challenge are books we bought for less than $1.00 or audio books purchased for less than $5.00, plus eARCS (Netgalley, Edelweiss, etc.) and audios we have received for review. Each month during the challenge (December 17, 2016 – March 3, 2017) we post an update to show what books we have read/listen to for the challenge. These posts will be a combination of short reviews and links to books with longer reviews we previously posted during the challenge. Anne’s COYER Update Books previously reviewed: Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper       I got behind in the Charley Davidson series because I wanted to read this novella in order. Finally, it became available at the library and it became my 11th COYER book after I read 10 others. Some of those books will show […]


Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

Posted February 3, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments
Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

read it, track it is a way for me to track books for my reading challenges and the reviews will be super short. Anne reviewed Any Time, Any Place already so I’ll keep my review short. The second book in Probst’s Billionaire Builders focuses Dalton Pierce, the brother of the hero of the first book, Everywhere and Every Way. Dalton spent some time away from the family business and home in California but after the events in the first book he came home and now he trying to show his brothers he is not the flake they think he is. He’s serious about his wood work but never serious about a relationship with the ladies. Raven is connected with the Pierce brothers from the past but they don’t know it yet. The connection is the reason she won’t give into her attraction to Dalton. Raven is a strong and independent woman looking […]


Audio Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted February 2, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment
Audio Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

               This is a modern day Cinderella story. Which means it is a classic billionaire guy rescues penniless gal. This is not my favorite troupe. At All. I was offered both the ebook and the audio for review and decided on the audio. So how did this work out? I was pleased with The Bachelor Auction mostly. The characters were either well-developed or overblown caricatures of a cliche type. Our Cinderella, Jane, is easy to love. She is hard-working, kind, compassionate and honest, even when treated badly. Her sisters are unrealistic stereotypes but it works. Our prince charming, Brock, isn’t a bad guy either. He’s always been a serious hard worker, trying to do what’s right for his family. His brothers are playboys but they grow into defined figures. The plot was okay. It had some odd manipulations going on by various members of the […]