Iron Canuck

Sharing my love of reading and hope to help authors by promoting books I enjoy.

Unusual couple, nicely suspenseful

An Unseen Attraction - K.J. Charles

Clem is a simple man with a complex history. Roxley also had a rough beginning and learned that a solitary existence was best for him. Clem runs the lodging at his brother's request, following his rules. Roxley is one of the few lodgers. They are an unlikely couple. Clem, handsome, tall, yet simple. Roxley is shorter, private, with an unusual occupation. There is an attraction between the two, but they are hesitant to act on it. Bad things begin to happen, murder, arson, brutal attacks, that show them the strength of their feelings for each other. As the suspense builds, I found it harder to put down the book, and I did enjoy the twists and turns of the story.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Good paranormal MC story

MUNDO (BBW Bear Shifter MC Romance) (MC Bear Mates Book 2) - Becca Fanning

Mundo is finally being released from jail, as far as he is concerned, for the last time. He has incentive. He has found his mate. Now he needs to claim her. Christie had no idea what was happening to her until Mundo shows up at her apartment. She accepts Mundo's explanation for her body's reaction and finds herself enjoying his presence. She is a strong woman, willing to accept the unknown, and able to keep her head during her kidnapping. There are down sides to her new life, but with Mundo, she will face them. Mundo is such a sweet man, wanting to please and protect his woman. I enjoyed this story.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

another suspenseful M/M by HelenKay Dimon

Guarding Mr. Fine - HelenKay Dimon

A one-night stand could affect his job. Seth was caught off guard when faced with "Blue eyes" who turns out to be his next assignment. Rick had not forgotten that night either nor their shared past. As they work together, learning personal things about each other, danger kept coming at them. Watching these two men decide how important they were to each other made this a page-turner for me. The relationship with its ups and downs had a real feel to it. I have enjoyed this series, and this book continued that enjoyment. I look forward to more.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Gripping story, makes me want to read more books in the series

Haunted Moon: Otherworld Series, Book 13 - Yasmine Galenorn, Cassandra Campbell, Recorded Books

This is the second story in the series that I have listened to. Camille is finishing her training to be the priestess to the Moon Mother amidst zombies, bone walkers, spirit demons, and much more. I find her strength and that of her family worth the time as they fight for the good of all. I recommend this story and the series.

I received this audio version as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Gritty but enjoyable

Highland Vixen - Mary Wine

Helen goes from being Marcus' captive to tricking the Regent in order to save Marcus to being kidnapped a couple times. She never loses her spirit. Each time she is rescued by Marcus, her feelings become stronger. Marcus is a War Chieftain and is not good at expressing himself. His lack of communication has Helen turning from him. As they spend time together between disasters, Marcus shows his personal side. Together, they finally give into the feelings. There are many characters in this story, lead ups to future stories, and I want to read more to see how their stories go.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and it is a Book Obsessed Chicks Star Review selection. This is my unsolicited review.

Interesting beginning to a new paranormal series

A Bear Comes to Town - Macy Babineaux

Ben has been on the run for most of his life until he finds a small town. When he sets eyes on Savannah, he begins to feel there may be something to stay in one place for. Savannah is a single mother. After helping Ben, she loses her job. Things go from bad to worse when those chasing Ben show up. Protecting each other in different ways, they decide it is worth it. I enjoyed this story and look forward to more in this series.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Word of Honor (Knights of Honor) (Volume 1) - Alexa Aston

This is a story full of ups and downs. Merryn and Geoffrey have some moments of despair and brutality throughout a life of love. Watching Geoffrey overcome his issues with the help of Merryn's determination and love kept me turning the pages. Just when everything looked rosy, another curve is introduced. I enjoyed the characters, and my heart became engaged in the story as it unfolded. I recommend this story and look forward to more in this series.

I received a copy of this book through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.

End of series, quick read

Endings and Beginnings: A Risqué Regency Romance (The Gypsy Gentlemen Book 3) - Sahara Kelly

This is a second chance after many years. Annabelle had to run for her life, leaving Fabyan behind. They find each other again and realize their feelings have not changed. There are surprises and danger aplenty on the way to their HEA. There are story lines from the previous stories which get wrapped up in this book. This is a quick read.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.

To Tame a Wild Lady: A Duke-Defying Daughters Novel - Ashlyn Macnamara

Caro has been allowed to run a bit wild. She is an excellent horsewoman who wants to ride with the men in a hunt. Marriage would mean an end to that. Adrian comes into her life, shows tenderness to a boy he does not know, and tries to help manage the family money. Curiosity and lust pulls Caro to Adrian, and she loses her heart. There are some ups and downs, misunderstandings and good intentions throughout, enough to keep me reading. When Caro took the chance of giving up everything she cared for, I rooted for her to be right. I recommend this story and the series.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Kept me reading

Convenient Proposal to the Lady - Julia Justiss

Ben tries to help Alyssa avoid being ruined but things do not go as planned. Alyssa has a plan that is very much not what society wants for her. Together, they support each other and find a way to allow the love to come through. Ben is such a sweetheart, wanting to be honorable and having to work at it, but very sure of himself. He willingly gives Alyssa what she needs to feel strong and independent. Alyssa tries not to care about what others think of her, but she has the fortitude to do what is best for her and her future. When given the chance, she does what her heart tells her. I enjoyed this story, and have enjoyed the series, and I recommend both.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Highland Abbey - Fiona McKellar

A quick read and shows that you may not always seen what is right in front of you. Sarah is in charge of the town drama and she hopes to be successful because of Glenn Sinclair. His money and looks should bring in the people and their money to see the drama. Glenn's charms, her family's financial situation, the danger of losing her friend, and gossip threaten to change Sarah's life. I really enjoyed the ride.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Engrossing tale full of dark and honest emotion.

The Scoundrel's Honor - Christi Caldwell
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Penelope is an adventurous spirit trying to fit into the ton. She wants to be different than the rest of her family. She flees the taunts only to find herself in a compromising position with Ryker. Ryker believes that he is irredeemable but Penelope sees beneath his pain and loneliness. Tempers flare, secrets come out, passion arises until hearts are laid bare. The honesty of the writing, the descriptions, the danger pulled me into the story, and I needed a couple tissues at the end. I highly recommend this book.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and it is a Book Obsessed Chicks Star Review selection. This is my unsolicited review.
 
 

 

Part of a series but stands alone, good read

Surrendering to My Spy (Linked Across Time Book 4) - Dawn Brower
Rosanna loved Dom since she was a child. His harsh words to protect her from his life change it to hate. As time passes, Dom realizes that he needs to give up his life as a spy and settle down. He decides to pursue the woman he pushed away as she has never been far from his thoughts. Intrigue, danger, and a daring rescue made this an interesting ride. Rosanna finally understands why Dom did what he did, and they find a way to move beyond. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.
 
 

 

Review for the first story, not the bonus stories.

ROMANCE: Gay Paranormal Romance: Bear's Baby (MM Paranormal Mpreg Romance) (Gay Biker Romance) - Sy Walker

This is a quick read about two men who find each other. Charlie is inexperienced and is drawn to Tommy, who is a shifter trying to prove he is the rightful Alpha. One night together provides that proof. I loved how Tommy was so tender and willing to allow Charlie to be in charge at times despite his Alpha nature. Charlie's acceptance and willingness to help was written well. I enjoyed their journey. There are bonus stories which I am not rating at this time.

I received a copy of this story as a gift and this is my unsolicited review for this story only.

Enjoyable historical western romance, second in series

Lydia's Gunslinger - Julie Lence

This is part of a series but a standalone. This is Lydia's story. She arrives in Revolving Point with orphans in tow to move into the orphanage that is being completed for her. She runs into Roth as she steps out of the carriage, and her opinion of him is low. With dangers all around and more coming into town, Roth keeps an eye on Lydia. Feelings evolve but misunderstandings abound as these two find their way to happiness. Roth's almost instant feeling of responsibility for Lydia and her four charges marked him as a good man despite his past. I loved how Lydia always looked at the orphans as her own children and would do what she needed to do for their sakes.

I received a copy of this as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Fun with Dick and Jayne - Delilah Devlin

This is a quick read. It starts hot and keeps going. Garrett finds himself being a peeping tom but cannot help himself. Through a prank, he is brought into actual contact with the couple he has been watching. They make a proposition that he decides to accept. Garrett is very hesitant, and I found this more real than not. Richard is open to the idea because he cares about Jayne, and Jayne is such a free spirit, doing what makes her happy. The trio approach life from different angles and it works.

I purchased this book, and this is my unsolicited review.

Currently reading

Catch and Release by Laura Drewry