Review: Lips Close to Mine

cover-lips close to mineTitle: Lips Close to Mine
Author: Robin Bielman
Series: Wherever You Go #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: 20th November

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I wasn’t supposed to see Levi Pierce ever again. A few months ago, he charmed the pants off me and we spent one incredible night together.

End of story.

Only it wasn’t. Pretty soon everywhere I turn, I see him. Our best friends are dating. My mother mistakenly—and happily—thinks he’s my plus-one to my cousin’s wedding. And he’s the guy I have to work with on the most important job opportunity of my life.

Here’s my problem: I like Levi. I like his killer smile and his dreamboat eyes and definitely the way he makes me feel in bed. But I’ve sworn off relationships. So when the sexual tension reaches epic proportions and we fall back into bed together, I tell myself it’s temporary. When I start to feel more, I tell myself it’s over. 

Only Levi isn’t a forget-it kind of guy. When his lips are close to mine and he swears he’s always wanted me, my defenses disappear. But some things in life just aren’t meant to be.

Or are they?


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Review: Two for the Show

cover-two for the showTitle: Two for the Show
Author: Megan Derr
Series: Lovesongs #4
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: Short novel
Available: Now

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Nikko needs a scandal. Something, anything, that will keep media eyes on him and far away from the fight for his deadbeat brother’s children. When he sees Jake Hallow in a bar, it seems a perfect solution. What would cause more noise than planting a kiss on a ruler-straight country star? He didn’t expect Jake to kiss him back.

Jake’s faced a lot of surprises in the forty-four years he’s been alive. But being kissed senseless by the beautiful Nikko Star is something else entirely, and he doesn’t at all know what to do with the long-banked feelings that Nikko turns into a blaze. Or the disappointment he feels when he learns the real reason Nikko kissed him.

But hearing Nikko’s story, Jake decides to help, and agrees to give the world a fake love affair for the sake of protecting a couple of kids. And he’s always believed in putting on one hell of a show—no matter how much it leaves him hurting when the lights go down.


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Review: Heart of Steel

cover-heart of steelTitle: Heart of Steel
Authors: Cora Walker, Avery Stiles, Christina DZA Marie, TS Porter, Heather Morris, B.A. Huntley, Helena Maeve
Genre: LGBTQ+ Fantasy Romance
Contents: 7 novellas
Available: Now

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Everyone loves the stories of knights: chivalry, bravery, loyalty, love gained, lost, unrequited and timeless. Daring feats, epic quests, bloody wars, and more…

The Queen’s Dragon Rider by Cora Walker—Tessandra dreamed of being the first woman in her family to join the Legion of the Bold. But that promising career in the Legion was dashed when the riderless dragon Merryn selected Tess, much to her disappointment. Now joining the queen’s service, though not in the capacity she expected, Tess is about to begin her first mission—and it’s already shaping up to be full of peril.

The Silent Knight by Avery Stiles—As a courier, Loran has always worked alone, but her latest delivery comes with a companion: a mute knight without a name. The strange knight at first seems more hindrance than help—especially after they insist on saving the life of a brigand Loran would have preferred dead.

To Tame a Dragon by Christina DZA Marie—The Septimoan Law of War states, “No woman shall ever bear arms for king and country. Should she participate in war, her only acceptable role is that of nurse.” But Floriane has no patience or time for such a law—especially once she finds herself right in the middle of a war.

Blackberries and Buckthorn by TS Porter—Ser Isolde has been tasked with the underwhelming duty of escorting young Lady Siofra home from her sorceress’ training. She has better things to do with her time than babysit a silly girl, but at least the matter will be simple and quickly over…

The Heartless Knight by Heather Morris—Long a part of Prince Tom’s inner circle, and newly knighted, still Isi is a man eternally out of place. Once a slave, always a foreigner, and that’s only the start of what makes him odd to most. Confusing feelings for Tom do not remotely help.

Ser Rae of Del by B.A. Huntley—The king is dead, and Rae finds herself dragged right into the heart of politics when her lover, the queen, orders her to find a rumored bastard child and bring them back at any cost.

A Shieldmaiden’s Vow by Helena Maeve—Setting aside her vow to defend against wickedness, a disillusioned Maud turned her back on the Order of Saint Kilda four years ago and struck out on her own. Then two of her former shield-sisters arrive in town town, hell-bent on dragging her back into the fold, and Maud’s past and present collide.


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Review: Ash (Hell Squad)

cover-ashTitle: Ash
Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Hell Squad #14
Genre: Sci-Fi Action Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: Now

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In the middle of an alien invasion, will the bad boy berserker catch the geeky tech genius?

Computer genius Marin Mitchell is doing her part to help humanity survive the raptor invasion, working tirelessly to decrypt alien data. She spends her days working and drooling over a certain tattooed, biker berserker from Squad Three. But Marin knows the rules: geeks do not snag sexy bad boys. She spends her nights playing her favorite computer game where she is a kick-butt badass, and a match for her mysterious online fight partner, SuperSoldier3.

A member of the Squad Three berserkers, Ash Connors knows that whenever he reaches for something good, life slaps him back down. He gave up on his dreams a long time ago, and instead, focused on running his motorcycle club with his best friend. But after the alien invasion, he does what he does best, fight and take down the aliens. When cute, smart, and sweet Marin catches his eye, he tries to steer clear, but can’t seem to stay away…online or in real life.

When Marin discovers information about a central alien data hub, her skills are needed to hack into the system. That means a deadly mission deep underground, right into the heart of alien territory. That throws her right into Ash’s tattooed arms. As the sexy berserker fights to keep her safe, he also vows to show Marin that while she might follow the rules, he likes to break them.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (dangerous missions and deadly aliens), tough warriors (the badass berserkers of Squad Three) and a steamy romance (lots of sexy times between a sexy former biker and a smart, geeky gamer). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!


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Review: With This Christmas Ring

cover-with this xmas ringTitle: With This Christmas Ring
Author: Manda Collins
Series: Lords of Anarchy
Genre: Regency Romance
Length: Novella
Available: 3rd Oct

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A wallflower determined to fulfill a dying promise, the rogue she jilted years ago, and an orphaned baby are all brought together amidst the magic of Christmas in this new novella from Manda Collins.

Miss Merry Parks makes a deathbed promise to a schoolfriend that her infant daughter will be taken to her absent father. There’s only one problem—to find the baby’s father, she’ll have to consult his cousin, Viscount Wrotham, the man she jilted five years ago. The man she couldn’t forget.

Alex Ponsonby, Viscount Wrotham, is stunned to find Merry Parks—looking more lovely than ever–on his doorstep with an infant in her arms. His shock soon turns to dismay when he learns his own cousin William is the man who abandoned his wife and child. As head of the family he’s duty bound to see right is done. But he can’t let this opportunity pass. He’ll take Merry and the baby to his cousin, but he’ll woo her back in the process.

Merry agrees to travel with Alex and the baby to Wrotham Castle, where the entire Ponsonby family has gathered for Christmas, but her plans to see the baby settled then leave are ruined by a snowstorm. After five years apart, Alex and Merry will spend the week getting reacquainted. Perhaps it’s the spirit of the holiday, or the magic of the season, but there could be something else in the air this Yuletide…A Christmas Reunion.


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Review: Haunted Hope

cover-haunted hopeTitle: Haunted Hope
Author: Inés Saint
Series: Piper Sisters #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: 12th Sept

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For the Piper girls, returning to Spinning Hills, Ohio, is a chance to rebuild their lives. And in the process, each of them will welcome the promise of a whole new love . . .
 
For Hope Piper—aka Heartless Hope—career is everything. Requesting a transfer from her tony California office back to the Dayton regional headquarters where she got her start is a sacrifice she would make only for her sisters. There are good reasons she left Spinning Hills behind years ago—and once she’s back, her subconscious mind decides to replay them, leading a sleepwalking Hannah back to the scene of her young heartbreak. And as luck would have it, the man living in that house is currently her fiercest opponent . . . and a distractingly good-looking one.
 
Matt Williams has one job—to keep industry in Ohio. When he learns that one of the region’s most important employers has secret plans to close their local headquarters, he takes action . . . and finds himself up against the woman who keeps showing up at his house in the middle of the night. In those moments, when Hope is grieving and vulnerable, Matt would give anything to ease her pain. But romance isn’t realistic for two people with completely different goals—unless working together gives them both the chance to vanquish ghosts, heal old wounds, and start living for love . . .


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Reviews: The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic

cover-rules and regulations magicTitle: The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic
Author: F.T. Lukens
Series:
Genre: YA Paranormal
Length: Novel
Available: 7th Sept

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Desperate to pay for college, Bridger Whitt is willing to overlook the peculiarities of his new job—entering via the roof, the weird stacks of old books and even older scrolls, the seemingly incorporeal voices he hears from time to time—but it’s pretty hard to ignore being pulled under Lake Michigan by… mermaids? Worse yet, this happens in front of his new crush, Leo, the dreamy football star who just moved to town.

Fantastic.

When he discovers his eccentric employer Pavel Chudinov is an intermediary between the human world and its myths, Bridger is plunged into a world of pixies, werewolves, and Sasquatch. The realm of myths and magic is growing increasingly unstable, and it is up to Bridger to ascertain the cause of the chaos, eliminate the problem, and help his boss keep the real world from finding the world of myths.


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