Genre: Contemporary Romance

Review: Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Review: Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Posted July 30, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

This story is a pretty brave undertaking in that it attempts to fuse a romance with some very tough social issues. For the most part, it succeeds in achieving that goal without sacrificing any part of the story.   The set up Adelaide (Addy) Davis returns home to Whiskey Creek after a 15-year absence. She’s been living about an hour away in Sacramento but has never once visited her grandmother, Milly, the woman who raised her, since graduating high school. Addy was brutally assaulted by members of the baseball team when she was 16 and one of her rapists died that same night. Complicating matters is the fact that she had been in love with his twin brother, Noah Rackham, and she never told anyone […]


Blog Tour | Making The First Move by Reese Ryan

Blog Tour | Making The First Move by Reese Ryan

Posted July 28, 2013 by Jonetta in Author Guest Post | 7 Comments

Strong Heroines & Vulnerable Heros In Jami Alden’s Private Pleasures, Wendy Carmichael is a high-powered attorney who is trying to attain partnership in her firm. Working in an industry where any sign of weakness will derail her career plan, it’s no wonder she’s unwilling to show her true feelings for the hero. Drew Walker is rich, brash, and cocky. In many ways he’s a typical alpha hero. Yet, he has a decided vulnerability where Wendy is concerned. Taylor Elliott—the heroine in Robin Covington’s His Southern Temptation—is strong and determined. She isn’t afraid to forge her own path—regardless of what anyone else thinks. Former Black Ops assassin, “Lucky” Landon has a classic alpha hero background and we see his strength of character in the story. Yet, […]


Audio Review: Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Audio Review: Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Posted July 23, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | 11 Comments

Ok. I stayed away from this series because it’s been compared to 50 Shades of Grey. No I’m not read 50 Shades and I don’t see it in my future. So I can’t compare the two personally. So why did I listen? After being on a huge Urban Fantasy reading/listening kick I needed some smut in my reading life. After reading The Bawdy Book Blog‘s funny audio review on it I decided to give it a listen.  I didn’t have much knowledge about the characters or plot line going in. All I knew was the guy, Gideon was a billionaire and there was hot sex scenes. Some people have been calling it a BDSM book so I thought there might be some kink in it. But there was NO BDSM […]


Review: More Than This by Shannyn Schroeder

Review: More Than This by Shannyn Schroeder

Posted July 20, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

More Than This By Shannyn Schroeder The O’Leary’s #1 Source: Just Contemporary Romance Giveaway Rating: A- The set up Quinn Adams thought she needed to shake things up in her life. She’s the one always taking the practical path and is in sort of a rut with her career and love life but doesn’t know how to alter her course. Ryan O’Leary would love a shot at being the romance in her life but she sees him as being cut from the same mold as her ex…a bartender who can’t resist the flavor of the night, even though he’s so much more than that. The issues Quinn’s polar-opposite, outgoing sister Indy and friend Kate help her put together a list of things she must do […]


Review: Innocence Defied by Lainey Reese

Review: Innocence Defied by Lainey Reese

Posted July 18, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Innocence Defied (New York #3) By Lainey Reese Source: Author Review Request Rated: A Gage Hollister is a Southern Dom looking for a full time sub/slave. When his family’s business brings him to New York City for an indefinite stay, he decides that now is the time to find her. Night after night he prowls the local BDSM club in search of a woman whose need to be dominated equals his thirst for true submission. As the search drags on he begins to wonder if his perfect match even exists. When he is asked to play chaperone for a family friend embarking on her first trip as an adult; he welcomes the chance for distraction from his thus far fruitless endeavor. Zoe Marshall is the youngest […]


Review:  Weighting for Mr. Right by Patricia W. Fischer

Review: Weighting for Mr. Right by Patricia W. Fischer

Posted June 26, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

The set up When the time comes for Megan Sayla to say “I do,” she said no, abandoning her groom, Travis Carter at the altar. She winds up in a men’s bathroom stall at a car wash (don’t ask) giving sort of a confessional to a total stranger named Jacob Dante who just happened to be there. She didn’t know it right at that moment but Megan had just taken her first step in gaining control of her life.  I wasn’t certain if this was going to be a funny or tragic story and in some ways it was a bit of both and a whole lot more. While Megan is very talented (she speaks seven languages and is a nurse), she’s overweight and has […]


Bare it All by Lori Foster

Bare it All by Lori Foster

Posted June 6, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

The set up This story picks up the next day after the end of the previous book where Alice Appleton, Reese Bareden’s mousy next door neighbor, saved his life, along with his partner Logan Risk and his boss, Lieutenant Margaret Peterson. Reese’s apartment is now a crime scene and he has no choice (yeah, right) but to sack out on Alice’s couch.  As strange as Alice behaves, Reese is drawn to her physically and emotionally, even though it is obvious that she is hiding from something or someone. What worked well Reese is 6 and ½ feet of blond, green-eyed brawny male and makes no bones about what he wants from Alice and can’t help but feel protective of her. She is also very much […]


Review: It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis

Posted June 4, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

It Had to be You By Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor #7 Source: Publisher via Netgalley Rating: A+   I’m a big fan of this series and have really liked every story…until this one. I LOVED it! It’s one of those rarities where you have equally strong feelings for both main characters. Ali Winter has had a tough life but through it all, she’s held her head up high and believed life would get better, not in a sappy way but more resolute. You couldn’t help admiring her spirit. The town loves her. Luke Hanover is one of the good guys, the person you can count on to do the right thing but underneath that determination is a bag full of guilt about the three times […]