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Love Struck by Laurelin McGee, LOVE STRUCK is a story of love in bloom, with an irresistible mix of strong-willed characters, tension, wars of the heart and an electric chemistry. Magnificent! Read Review>>

The Dark Vampire: A True Vampire Novel, The Last True Vampire Series, Book 3 by Kate Baxter, Kate Baxter’s new story in the LAST TRUE VAMPIRE series has it all, danger, heat, suspense and spunk! Read Review>>

Colton's Surprise Heir - Colton's of Texas #2 by Addison Fox, COLTON'S SURPRISE HEIR (THE COLTONS OF TEXAS #2) is part of a series about the Colton's that will each be written by a different author. There will be twelve books out in 2016 - one per month - but this is the only one I've read, so far! Read Review>>

It's In His Smile by Shelly Alexander, IT'S IN HIS SMILE is a heartwarming but steamy read. Miranda and Talmadge have a history that goes way back, one that ended seven years ago. When they meet up again, will they pick up where they left off or not? Read Review>>

Daring in a blue dress by Katie MacAlister, Emanuel "Alden" Ainslie plans to renovate the old, historical house he recently bought and resell it later once completed. After her first job prospect fails, Mercedes "Mercy" Starling settles for a position with a medieval reenactment company. Can Mercy help with Alden's anxiety problems? Or will other circumstances derail Alden's intentions? Read Review>>

Barefoot at Sunset by Roxanne St. Claire, Mark Solomon believes he cannot love again after losing his precious soulmate sixteen years ago. Emma DeWitt feels jaded after the dismal way her fiancé broke off their engagement.Is it possible to have two soulmates? Can Mark convince Emma that she is his? Read Review>>

The Assassin's Kiss, Assassins Series, Book 2 by J.A. Kazimer, Deadly assassins and sizzling romance combine in this second story in the ASSASSIN series starring Nate Taylor, a top-notch assassin, and Julia Jensen Harding-Taylor, a beautiful, brainy society maven. There are plenty of devious dudes with deadly intentions and dodgy deception galore. Whom can Julia and Nate trust? Can they even trust each other? Read Review>>

Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh, The 18th book in Nalini Singh's bestselling Psy-Changeling series is not to be missed! Fans of the series are already clamoring for more... Read Review>>

The CEO Buys In by Nancy Herkness, THE CEO BUYS IN (WAGER OF HEARTS #1) burns up the sheets with Chloe's and Nathan's loving. But there's a lot more to the story. There are complex characters, secrets, and a bet between three billionaires who are all searching for love. Read Review>>

Seducing the Sheriff by Donna Alward, SEDUCING THE SHERIFF is a short story with lots of story to tell. Cass and the sheriff, Joe, are only acquaintances. But that soon changes in the blink of an eye! Read Review>>


From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD is a steamy read with misunderstandings galore between wedding photographers Leah and Jason, who share a history. Some of it's oh-so-good, and some of it is definitely bad! Read Review>>

A Peach of a Pair by Kim Boykin, A PEACH OF A PAIR is Southern women's fiction that had family, warmth, small towns in South Carolina and Alabama, heartache and love. Get a glass of sweet tea and enjoy the ride. Read Review>>

Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas, Lady Helen is ready to marry but she has only one man in mind. Businessman Rhys Winterborne is far different from the aristocratic men she has known all her life. But, he is the only man who can break through her shy demeanor to the determined and intelligent woman craving his attention. Read Review>>

She's Out of His League by Kate Curran, Baseball and farming fans will enjoy this second chance story set in Defiance, Indiana. Can these childhood sweethearts smooth out their differences and realize their career goals together? Read Review>>

White Tiger by Jennifer Ashley , Jennifer Ashley will leave you all hot and bothered, begging for more. Read Review>>

The One for Me by Sydney Landon, This Danvers Novel is a sweet romance that can leave butterflies in your tummy. Read Review>>

TORN-A Second Review by Cynthia Eden, A great new read from Cynthia Eden, and an addition to her LOST series. Romantic suspense at its best. Read Review>>

Driven To Temptation by Melia Alexander, DRIVEN TO TEMPTATION--Engineering a relationship never felt so good. Read Review>>

Torn by Cynthia Eden, Victoria and Wade, members of LOST, a private agency that specializes in finding missing people, are teamed together to reopen an old case involving a missing college student. As the abductor stays one step ahead of them, will Victoria be his next victim? Wade pulls out all the stops to keep from losing the woman he loves. Read Review>>

The All-Star Antes Up by Nancy Herkness, THE ALL-STAR ANTES UP (WAGER OF HEARTS #2) has romance and love along with burn-up-the-sheets moments. A quick paced read with wonderful characters and a story that kept me turning pages late into the night! Read Review>>


Scandal at the Midsummer Ball by Marguerite Kaye, Bronwyn Scott
 SCANDAL AT THE MIDSUMMER BALL is two books in one, connected stories that take place at the Midsummer Ball in Brockmore Manor. These historical romances are set in England in the early 1800's with characters that have dreams along with passion. The title is very apropos!

Sweet Little Lies - Heartbreaker Bay series, book 1 by Jill Shalvis
 When San Francisco tour boat captain Pru meets pub owner Finn, she knows this is one man she could lose her heart to. Finn is fascinated by Pru and the kiss they share is unforgettable. But Pru has a secret, one that could destroy any chance of a future with Finn.

The Stolen MacKenzie Bride - MacKenzies series, book 8 by Jennifer Ashley
 From the moment that Scotsman Malcolm and English Lady Mary lock eyes, they are unable to forget each other. Stolen moments together soon turn to passion. But just as they make plans to elope, their plans are thwarted when war breaks out between the Highlanders and the king's army. Will this end their dreams of a future together?

Remembrance, Mediator Series, Book 7 by Meg Cabot
 REMEMBRANCE gathers momentum and carries readers on a bumpy ride filled with emotionally unstable people, wisecracks, distinctive oddball characters, old and new, with Ms. Cabot’s trademark style and wit.

Drive You Wild - Love Between the Bases series, book 3 by Jennifer Bernard
 Kilby Catfish baseball player Trevor has a reputation as a player but that changes when the Catfish owner's daughter Paige starts working with the team. However, trouble from the past pursues Trevor and he strives to keep himself and his sister safe. When the danger catches up with the two women he loves, will he be able to save them?

What Happens in Texas - Cadillac series, book 1 by Carolyn Brown
 Although alike in looks, twins Cathy and Marty are completely different. Cathy is eager to settle down with a husband and children while Marty is the wild one. With the town taking bets on who will marry next and her biological clock ticking, Cathy sees no hope in sight for herself. When her world comes crashing down, Cathy finds it just may take setting the town on its ear to get what she desires.

Awakened by Fire - Dragons of Bloodfire, Book 2 by Erin Kellison
 Warrick Voclain is a red dragon to be feared. Samantha Vine fears, by returning home, that she risks the Voclain Reds learning her secret. Will Samantha be able to keep her secret from falling into the wrong hands? Can Warrick protect Samantha from his kind?

Duke of Sin - Maiden Lane series, book 10 by Elizabeth Hoyt
 To find the incriminating evidence against her aristocratic mother, Bridget gains employment as a housekeeper to the Duke of Montgomery. Back from exile, the duke, Valentine, finds his new employee kneeling on his bed. Between hidden secrets and heated attraction, the passion between them escalates and Bridget begins to lose her heart to him. But will taking a chance on this man whom society sees as truly evil lead to her doom?

The Wicked Duke - Wicked Trilogy, Book 3 by Madeline Hunter
 Lancelot "Lance" Hemingford's rapscallion ways are widely known. Marianne Radley enjoys a modest life in the country tending to her traumatized cousin. Can Marianne domesticate "The Wicked Duke"? Or will the death of Lance's brother destroy any possibility of a happy future for them?

Test Drive - Body Shop Bad Boys series, book 1 by Marie Harte
 Reformed bad boy Johnny only has eyes for sexy bartender Lara, but each time he asks her out she turns him down. Lara has one rule - no dating the guys who frequent the bar where she works. But when Johnny comes to her rescue, she asks him out as a thank you. As their attraction heats up, Johnny falls for her. But will issues from his past destroy any chance of a future for them?

Dukes Prefer Blondes, The Dressmakers Series, Book 4 by Loretta Chase
 DUKES PREFER BLONDES is fast-paced, enticing, romantic with plenty of action and twists, turns and titillating adventure! Very snappy!

The Beast of Clan Kincaid - Highland Warrior series, Book 1 by Lily Blackwood
 An enjoyable debut, THE BEAST OF CLAN KINCAID creates anticipation for this mercenary's missing brothers' stories. Fans of Scottish historical romance books will especially enjoy the twist at the end of this novel that propels us forward to book two, expected in December 2016.

Heart Like Mine - Echo Lake series, Book 2 by Maggie McGinnis
 Noticing that the plot of this book is set in a hospital pediatrics ward made it that much more interesting to read. I spent a few years working in a hospital unit for intensive care babies. I know what the families go through and it was interesting to see which twists were put into this book.

Grace's Forgiveness - Keepsake Pocket Quilt #2 by Molly Jebber
 GRACE'S FORGIVENESS is set in Ohio in 1900. It's a wonderful Amish story of family, friends, and their way of life at its core. Grace is a caring and loving soul, even though she's had hardship in her life. But it's only made her stronger.

The Hunter - Victorian Rebel series, Book 2 by Kerrigan Byrne
 Christopher Argent belongs to the shadows of the lawless Underworld. Millicent LeCour lives in London's limelight as an actress. Can Christopher keep Millie and her young son safe from the danger that stalks them? Or will Millie's secrets spell her death?

A Better Man - Sunshine Creek Vineyard series, book 1 by Candis Terry
 After his parents' are killed in a plane crash, hockey player Jordan returns home to help his siblings save the family vineyard. While helping his seventeen-year-old sister who is withdrawn and angry, Jordan must work with her teacher Lucy whom he betrayed in the past. Jordan soon loses his heart to Lucy - can he convince her that he is now A BETTER MAN?

The Witches of Cambridge by Menna Van Praag
 Never having heard of this author before and looking for new authors to try, I loved the title of this book and knew I wanted to read it. I have a fascination with witchcraft and the spells they cast.

Desire After Dark - Gansett Island-15 by Marie Force
 DESIRE AFTER DARK returns us to Gansett Island where the many, many characters laugh, cry, love and have great times. Whether making a return visit or new to the island, sit back and relax and enjoy all the McCarthy gatherings.

The Girl from Summer Hill - Summer Hill series, book 1 by Jude Deveraux
 Chef Casey is shocked to find a gorgeous, naked man on her porch. Not aware that his guest cottage has been rented, heartthrob actor Tate believes Casey is a reporter and the sparks fly. As they play opposite each other in the local play for charity, the hostility begins to simmer into intimacy. But when Casey hears some disturbing tales about Tate, she wonders if he is the man she believes him to be, or is he just using her?

Much Ado About Highlanders - The Scottish Relic trilogy, book 1 by May McGoldrick
 Catching her husband in a compromising position with another woman on their wedding day, Kenna leaves. Now, six months later, kidnappers looking for her cousin take them both. When they arrive at their destination and she comes face-to-face with her husband, a battle of wits soon ensues.

On the Naughty List by Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Beth Ciotta, Sugar Jamison
 ON THE NAUGHTY LIST is an anthology that has four stories all set at Christmas with lots of loving and naughtiness. Each novella is totally different and wraps up the story-line, even though they left me wanting more.

An American In Scotland, MacIain Series, Book 3 by Karen Ranney
 AN AMERICAN IN SCOTLAND is an enthralling tale filled with deception, desire, dangerous escapades and discovery. This book is not to be missed!

The Rock, Highland Guard Novel, Book 11 by Monica McCarty
 THE ROCK is a passionate, raw, gripping historical novel filled with grit, sweat and a romance so deep it hurts.

Hot Cowboy Nights - Lucky Penny Ranch series, book 2 by Carolyn Brown
 To save face from the gossipy townspeople after she is dumped by her preacher fiancé, Lizzy gets sexy cowboy Toby to indulge in a pretend courtship with her. She knows he is not the type to settle down. In fact, she has no plans to tame him, but in the interim, this good girl plans to go bad and enjoy their HOT COWBOY NIGHTS.

Temptations of a Wallflower - The Wicked Quills of London series, book 3 by Eva Leigh
 Summoned to London, Vicar Jeremy is tasked with uncovering the identity of the Lady of Dubious Quality who writes scandalous, erotic fiction. Considered a wallflower, Sarah hides her identity as this lady well. When she and Jeremy meet, the sparks are instantaneous and Sarah is overjoyed when they marry. But will uncovering her secret identity destroy their chance at happiness together?

Three Promises - The Billionaire Bachelors series, books 1-3 by Lily Everett
 I love the stories set on Sanctuary Island and these three novellas brought me back to this beautiful isle. I enjoy reading Lily Everett's books and didn't know these tales were out there and I was excited to dig into more of them.

Dirty Girl ( Dirty Girl Duet, #1) by Meghan March
 Meghan March’s latest release is a spin-off from her Billionaire series. Greer Karas takes a page from big brother Creighton’s book and places an ad for what she’s looking for in a partner. Thinking the ad was a joke, she soon realizes how quickly things go viral on the internet “when the one who got away” shows up to apply for the position.

Hittin' it Out The Park by Allison Hobbs & Karen E. Quinones Miller
 HITTIN' IT OUT THE PARK, is a very steamy sports romance that has many secrets. What you see is not what you get. Unfortunately, star baseball player Randy seems all too clueless about the women he lets into his life.

Caught By You - Love Between the Bases series, book 2 by Jennifer Bernard
 Single mother Donna is trying to gain custody of her son, but her over the top personality manages to get her into trouble, especially whenever she is around Kilby Catfish catcher Mike. Believing he is to blame for her problems, Mike offers to marry her, but Donna is sure that he is still in love with his former fiancée. Will marrying Mike end in unhappiness or forever love?

Carolina Dreaming - Dare Island series, Book 5 by Virginia Kantra
 Dare Island is Gabe Murphy's last hope in turning his life over and starting anew. A former survivor of an abusive marriage, Jane Clark has succeeded in making something of herself by running a small yet successful bakery. Will Gabe find the home he has been desperately searching for? Can Jane give Gabe a reason to remain permanently on Dare Island?

Appealed - Legal Briefs #3 by Emma Chase
 APPEALED is a contemporary romance that is more often than not steamy but has a darkness to it as well. What happens when childhood friends, Brent and Kennedy, unexpectedly meet after fourteen years? How have their lives changed during that time...and how have they remained the same?

At Love's Bidding - Ozark Mountains series, book 2 by Regina Jennings
 After a mistake at an auction house owned by Miranda's family, which threatens the future of their business, she and her grandfather buy the auction house in the Missouri Ozarks where the item was sent. Wyatt is upset when Miranda arrives, expecting to buy the business, but he soon loses his heart to her as they deal with a situation which only seems to get worse.

How I Married a Marquess - The Secret Life of Scoundrels series, book 3 by Anna Harrington
 Thomas undertakes an assignment to capture a highwayman at a house party to convince his bosses that he is ready to resume his duties as a spy. Josie, a baron's adopted daughter, will do anything to provide for the children at the orphanage, even become a thief. Thomas realizes he must make a choice between his mission and keeping the woman he loves out of jail.

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply - Silver Town Wolf, book 6 by Terry Spear
 While coming to the rescue of an injured wolf from another pack, wolf shifter/park ranger Eric meets a delectable she-wolf he would love to make his own. Pack leader Pepper has been betrayed too many times so she is not looking to be mated with one who will surely take over her pack. But could Eric be the exception – her perfect mate?

How the Duke was Won - Disgraceful Dukes series, book 1 by Lenora Bell
 Put four young ladies in a room, all vying for the hand – and body – of a duke, then stand back and watch the fireworks begin. However, one of the four is not a true lady, at least not in society's definition. She has secrets and compelling reasons to win; a fortune and a new start for herself and a husband for her sister. But will she win at the cost of her heart?

The Angel Wore Fangs - Deadly Angels series, book 7 by Sandra Hill
 Pastry chef Andrea seeks help from Cnut, a Viking vampire angel, when her sister ends up in the hands of ISIS. Fortunately for her, his assignment coincides with hers, but when their forced escape from a dangerous situation lands them in the tenth century Norselands, they must work together to get back to the future. But even if they succeed, will Cnut lose the woman he loves after breaking his vow of celibacy?

Ransom - Northern Border Patrol series, book 4 by Terri Reed
 My love for suspense books has just added another author to my preferred list. Ms. Reed knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat as you turn page after page until the final, thrilling climax.

Bulletproof Badge - Texas Rangers: Elite Troop series, Book 1 by Angi Morgan
 Loving to read about sexy Texas Rangers and the damsels they save, makes this new-to-me author of such stories one I will seek in the future. I couldn't put this book down until I was to the end.

Smoldering Hunger - Dark Kings, Book 8 by Donna Grant
 Darius relishes in eradicating the world of the Dark Fae menace. Sophie keeps men at an emotional distance after the devastating effects of her prior relationship. Can Darius protect Sophie from the Dark Fae and Ulrik's calculating schemes? Or will Sophie become another victim?

The Untamed Earl - Playful Brides series, book 5 by Valerie Bowman
 When Lord Owen's father demands that Owen give up his womanizing ways and marry Lady Lavinia by the end of the month or lose his monthly allowance, he finds help in the lady's younger sister, Alexandra, who has been in love with him for years. But as all her advice backfires, Owen's attraction to Alexandra deepens. When her true motives come to light, will it end their budding romance?

Along Came a Rogue -The Secret Life of Scoundrels series, book 2 by Anna Harrington
 Major Nathaniel Grey cannot refuse his dying best friend Thomas's request for him to bring his estranged sister Emily to him. But on the days long journey back, things between Grey and recently widowed Emily turn heated. However, Emily has an enemy who wants to see her and her unborn child dead. Grey longs to protect her, but the War Office expects him to leave for Spain. How can he protect her from Spain?

Lana and the Laird - Untamed Highlanders series, book 3 by Sabrina York
 Lachlan is somewhat resigned to his fate of dying before his thirtieth birthday, like his ancestors, until he meets the woman of his dreams. Lana has always seen Lachlan in her dreams as a rugged Scotsman, not the Englishman he appears to be. But she can see the true heart of Lachlan and she wants a lifetime with him. But can she prove to him that their love is stronger than any curse?

The Earl Takes All - The Hellions of Havisham series, book 2 by Lorraine Heath
 Due to mistaken identity, Julia shares a passionate kiss with her beau's twin brother, Edward. Livid at his trickery, she keeps her distance from him, even after she and Albert marry. The twins take one last adventurous trip together, but only one twin returns home. At his dying brother's request, Edward pretends to be him to keep Julia from losing her baby and begins to fall deeply in love with her. But will he lose her for good once the truth comes out?

The Viscount Needs A Wife, Rogue Series by Jo Beverly
 THE VISCOUNT NEEDS A WIFE is a clever and captivating escapade that proves falling in love is the greatest thrill of all!

Nobody's Princess - Willow Park series, Book 3 by Sarah Hegger
 The third book of the Willow Park series deals with bad choices, second chances, and the inner strength we can find to repair the damages. Sarah Hegger's writing reminds me a lot of the humor of other authors' style I have enjoyed reading.

Only Beloved - The Survivors' Club series, Book 7 by Mary Balogh
 The seventh book in the SURVIVORS' CLUB series features an older couple, each with a painful past, hoping to find peace and companionship. A charming finale of a beloved series.

Claiming Her - Renegades and Outlaws series, Book 1 by Kris Kennedy
 Katarina knows from experience the perils of incensing Queen Elizabeth. Aodh Mac Con upholds his father and grandfather's dreams of reclaiming their ancestral home. Can Aodh bend Katarina to his will? Or will Katarina choose her queen over Aodh?

Dirty--a Dive Bar Novel by Kylie Scott
 Kylie Scott has rocked my world. She had me giggling like a high school girl. This book is filled with everything you could ask for in a romance. Drama. Sex. Humor and a love story that you least expected.

Sweet Haven - Home Sweet Home series, book 1 by Shirlee McCoy
 For anyone who has read Shirlee McCoy's Apple Valley series, this new series will be a true delight. For anyone who hasn't read her books, it would be a blessing for you to do so. You'll enjoy stories of love, family and a small town community who thrive together.

Stone Cold Cowboy - Montana Men series, book 4 by Jennifer Ryan
 The beginning of this book is so graphic and heartbreaking that I almost wanted to put it down and not finish it, but knowing Jennifer Ryan's stories, I realized it would get better soon. Needless to say you better have a box of tissues to read the first chapter. Wonderful suspense.

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