Genre: Contemporary Romance

Slow Burn by Pamela Clare

Posted March 21, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Slow Burn by Pamela ClareSlow Burn by Pamela Clare
Series: Colorado High Country #2
Published by Self Published on September 19, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 287
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Victoria Woodley is done with men. Fresh off a dating nightmare, she flies from her home in Chicago to Scarlet Springs to take part in her best friend’s wedding. Who picks her up at the airport? Eric Hawke. Of course. She made a fool of herself over him last time she was here. He’s cocky, charming, and sexy as sin. But the fact that she’s attracted to him is all the proof she needs that he’s bad news. She would ignore him if she could. But he’s the best man, and she’s the maid of honor. She can’t just tell him to jump in a lake—especially not when her lips are locked with his.

Eric isn’t looking for a relationship. Between running the firehouse and volunteering for the county’s search and rescue team, he has enough on his plate. He doesn’t need to get tangled up with a woman from the big city, especially one whose idea of roughing it is going without designer coffee. Yet from the moment he looks into Victoria’s big brown eyes, the attraction he feels is too strong to deny. Faster than he can imagine, the spark of desire that has smoldered between them since the first day they met will flare into full-blown passion.

But can Eric convince Victoria to set aside her doubts and trust him with her heart before their time together runs out?

 

 
Victoria (Vic) Woodley is back in Scarlet Springs, Colorado for her best friend’s wedding. A year before, Eric Hawke met her at the airport and they really got off on the wrong foot. She’s Lexie’s maid of honor and he’s Austin’s best man so this time, they’ve got a week to change course. And, that new course direction was definitely a slow burn.

 
I was really happy that this next book featured Victoria and Eric as their first encounter was so lively and interesting they were destined to have a strong story. They are well developed characters with strong senses of self but also a great understanding of each other. There aren’t any relationship gimmicks used in this story as theirs is open, honest and mature. That’s not to say it was bump free but how they handled those issues was in tandem with their natures.

 
I loved this story, especially the intersection with characters from the I-Team series, one of my favorites. Aside from Eric and Victoria’s relationship development, the beauty of the Colorado region was showcased through the week of pre-wedding activities. And, as Eric is a fire chief and search & rescue team member, we get incredible insights about those roles and the impact on family and relationships.

 
Pamela Clare is an auto-buy author for me and this story inspired me to keep her on that list. I liked everything about this book.

About Pamela Clare

USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. This year, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two college-aged sons, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a two-time RITA finalist (Surrender, Defiant) and a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist (I-Team series). She loves history, having studied archaeology in college, and has traveled extensively, living for almost three years in Denmark, which feels like home to her. She attributes her love of historical romance with the years she spent visiting ruins and castles in Europe.


Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology

Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology

Posted March 20, 2017 by Jennifer in Blog Tour, Book Review | 6 Comments

In Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology, USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Desiree Holt, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice—who are all a part of the fictional Cajun Rage hockey team. In addition to being a great read at a great price, 20% of the royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will be donated to the Homes for Troops charity, a nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially modified homes for severely injured veterans. Check My […]


Rule Master by Sienna Snow

Rule Master by Sienna Snow

Posted March 18, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

    I loved getting introduced to Milla and Lex in the first book, Rule Breaker so I couldn’t wait to get their story. Their story was great! Since we get the start of Lex and Mills’s story in Rule Breaker there will be a mild SPOILER AHEAD. Lex and Mills have been secretly married for ten years. There has been a few people who knew of their relationship but only one person knew they were married. Why secretly? Milla has family issues, well really mommy issues. Her mother is a major bitch and because of some rules where the family business is considered Milla has to kept her marriage to Lex a secret in order to inherit her part of the business. This is a big issue they deal with […]


Madly by Ruthie Knox

Madly by Ruthie Knox

Posted March 16, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

       Ruthie Knox is one of my favorite authors. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read which is almost all, including by Robin York.  They are just amazing! But what does that mean and why do I enjoy them so much? It’s the everyday, real characters. They make me feel. They have problems and fears and do stupid and embarrassing things. I care about them; I hurt for them; I root for them. They make me laugh. The story is rich with various relationships and family issues creating an interesting, emotional journey. Madly is the follow up to Truly in the New York series. Truly was a free serial on Wattpad for a year before it was published. You can read my 5 star review here.  Madly […]


Rule Breaker by Sienna Snow

Rule Breaker by Sienna Snow

Posted March 15, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

      Read It, Track It is a way  to track books for my reading challenges and they will be super short. Rule Breaker is my introduction to Sienna Snow and I have to say it wasn’t a bad first meeting. Snow writes great strong female characters and sexy male counterparts.  Rule Breaker is a romance built around two characters that get a second chance at love but must go through some heart ache and deadly events to get their HEA and boy did they earn it! While Rule Breaker focused on a D/s relationship it wasn’t too heavy into kink that readers who don’t normally read the genre would be turned off. Snow’s writing grabbed me and had me starting the second book, Rule […]


Blog Tour: The Sex Bucket List by Prescott Lane

Blog Tour: The Sex Bucket List by Prescott Lane

Posted March 13, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review | 2 Comments

    Review Emerson Baker is a PR and Marketing exec for her family-owned private commuter airline and a divorced mother of three. She’s really not moved on emotionally since her divorce and her ex keeps sending her mixed signals. When she comes across the sex bucket list she and her two friends created on a buzzed girls night out some time ago, Emerson decides to take action just as the handsome Mateo Reyes sends her a clearer signal about his intentions. I absolutely loved this story! Emerson is the 40-something woman you know, trying to make it all work and have her children not suffer because of divorce. You get her guilt, sacrifice and loneliness along with her need to still be seen as […]


Home at Last by Lily Everett: Excerpt & Giveaway

Home at Last by Lily Everett: Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted March 1, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Giveaway | 5 Comments

Excerpt   Quinn had taken the floor for exactly the reasons she’d said, in addition to the knowledge that however little she liked to think it mattered, Marcus was ten years older than she was. And he was a secret stress case who carried all his tension in his back and shoul- ders. She should know, since she’d nearly sprained her thumbs trying to dig the knots out during a massage that had started out sexy and turned into a to-the-death battle between Quinn and the long muscles lining Marcus’s spine. Marcus didn’t need to screw up his back by lying on the floor for eight hours, was her point. Not that she would ever say that to him. She didn’t have a death wish. […]


Crave Me by Cecy Robson

Crave Me by Cecy Robson

Posted February 27, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

        I’ve had Cecy Robson on my TBR ever since I meet her a few years ago at RT book con. She is so sweet and I’ve heard great things about her novels. So, I’m starting my reading experience with Robson with Crave Me, the third book in the O’Brien Family series. I know, I know the third book? I was assured that I could read Crave Me before, Once Kissed and Let Me and I agree that readers can easily start with Crave Me. After enjoying Wren’s story I’m going back to read her brother’s stories. The O’Brien family is made up of seven children and Wren is the only girl which means she is tough as nails. She has a mouth of a sailor but looks like a beauty queen […]