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A very steamy but quick read

Lord Barclay's Seduction: An Erotic Historical Menage (Cavern of Pleasures) - Em Brown
I picked up this story for a quick read. It is a steamy read with a first M/M for Jonathan. It is an interesting glimpse into the life of Jonathan. The interaction between Genevieve and Phineas throughout the encounter was one of acceptance.

This is my unsolicited review.


Troubles in Legacy continue, good read

Yearning: Enchanting the Shifter (Legacy: A Paranormal Series Book 3) - Ciana Stone, Mary Harris

Grace returns to Legacy where her heart had been broken. I loved how she aspired to be the person she once was, to overcome the damage her ex had done to her. She put family first even when she thought she was losing her mind. Beau was a caring and patient man. I enjoyed his interactions with Grace's children and mother. Once Grace accepted Beau and all that she had seen, the strength they had together was nice to see. I enjoyed this story and have enjoyed the series.

I learned of this book through the Candid Book Review group, and this is my unsolicited review.

Good beginning to a series, wonderful characters

Wed to a Spy: An All the Queen's Spies Novel - Sharon Cullen
This is going to be a good series. Aimee is inept as a spy but has the strength of character as a warrior. Simon is a great spy but wants out of the business. Sparks fly as danger and death surround them. This was a page turner for me. What would happen next? Would they get caught? I enjoyed the characters, the setting, and the story telling. I recommend this book as well as this author.

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


When Things Got Hot in Texas - $0.99

Opposites bring out the best in each other

Trying It All - Christi Barth

Riley always plans ahead, works out what can go wrong, then finds a way to minimize the damage. His world is shaken up when he tries to prove to Summer he can be impulsive and kisses her in public. Their hate-hate relationship becomes a learning curve for both of them as they work around their completely opposite views on how to live life. I really enjoyed Riley's willingness to step outside himself to correct his view on life. No matter how angry or hurt he was, he took that step forward. Summer's need to live in the now countered that, but she also accepted the changes he brought into her life, and this made the story a good read.

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

Good read.

Hot Shot: A Last Shot Novel - Kelly Jamieson

Carrie is a model with a complete understanding of the superficial nature of her job. Her career is coming to an end and she is trying to figure out where to go from here. She puts plans in motion and then is confronted with Marco. Their friends are together so they need to find a way to get along. In learning about each other for the short term, they find more deep within the other. The vulnerabilities that these two have made the story more interesting, more real. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

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

Very quick read with dark material

Harvest Moon - J.E. Taylor

This is a lead in to Blood Moon. Alessandra makes a bad decision that leads to the nightmare of her life. This is a dark story that may have triggers for some people. It is not too graphic in details but enough to allow the reader to understand what is happening.

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

Quick read, a little dark

Blood Moon - J.E. Taylor

Alessandra survived one horrific night and exacted her revenge with the help of Hunter. Having broken Council rules, they are on the run. She wanted to remain strong and found the strength within herself because of Hunter. The story is a quick read and is full of danger, rescues, and making the ultimate choice for love and happiness.

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

First story by Amy Daws and loved it!

Challenge - Amy Daws

This was an unexpected story. I fell in love with both Indie and Camden from the beginning. There were several points where I had tears in my eyes as my heart and their hearts were breaking. I am glad for the strength of Indie to move beyond her comfort zone and for Camden's jumping in with both feet when he realized that this was different. The idea of using each other to help themselves achieve something was not unusual but was played out brilliantly. I highly recommend this story, and I enjoyed the use of the two voices in the telling.

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

Audio version of a series of graphic novels, done with multiple voices

Locke & Key (Full cast audio) - Joe Hill

This was most definitely an interesting listen. I enjoyed all the different voices as the story unfolds. There are many secrets in this house, and following the Locke family through many dangers and unusual situations kept me listening. Having the different actors helped keep the people straight. This set consists of several books though none truly end as the story focus just changes and characters resurface. There are a few moments when I felt that a visual was needed, but it did not take away from the story. Be prepared for the dark nature of this story.

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

Enjoyable continuation of the series and world.

Veil of Mists (Seven Deadly Veils Book 2) - Diana Marik

This is the next installment in the world of the Seven Deadly Veils. The story progresses with lots of secrets, duplicity, danger, and passion. I enjoyed the deepening of the connection between Remare and Miranda. I have been waiting for this. As well, Miranda's abilities are growing and changing. The ending of this story surprised me and had me laughing as the different points of view were shared. I have enjoyed this series to this point, and this is no exception. I look forward to more of this world and watching Miranda become the person she is meant to be.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and it is a selection of the Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team. This is my unsolicited review.

Second chance story, good read

Georgia On My Mind - Amanda McIntyre

A second chance/reunion story. I enjoyed the story as Georgia and Justin found their way back to each other. Georgia is a determined woman willing to do what it takes to make her son happy and healthy. Justin is understanding and can admit to his mistakes. I smiled through the story, and there were tears. I recommend this story.

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

Short story with a happy surprise.

A Christmas Surprise - Emily Murdoch

A quick read of love from an unexpected source. Audrey takes a hand in planning her coming out at the family annual Christmas Ball and makes it a masquerade. She gets more than she bargained for. Secrets are revealed as she admits to what is in her heart. This is a fun, short story, and I plan on reading more by this author.

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

Kenny (Shifter Football League Book 2) - Becca Fanning

I enjoyed the story although I found Kenny a little hard to take. He is self absorbed and leaps before looking too much. Audrey was stronger after all she had been through, and I did care that she found someone who was willing to protect her. When they both need to run to stay alive, I watched as they grew closer and realized that I also had grown to care about their HEA.

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

Werewolf's First Love - Viv Phoenix, Aly First

This was a short read. Wyatt is a werewolf and he finds a woman, a human, that he wants. Charity is a generous woman and accepts Wyatt as a shifter. The story has a couple ups and downs. I found it a bit forced at times but I did enjoy their journey.

I received a copy of this story through RR Book Read and Review, and this is my unsolicited review.

Quick read with some twists

Sapphire - Elizabeth Rose

Sapphire is a quick read and part of a series, but does stand alone. There are several twists in this story and a lot of adventure. I enjoyed Sapphire and her strength to keep going. When she meets Roe, her original betrothed. Roe is determined to make her his, and they must overcome a few obstacles. Their journey kept me turning the pages.

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

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