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Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott (Book one of the Las Vegas Dragons series)

Title: Luck of the Dragon Author: Susannah Scott Series: Las Vegas Dragons Genre: Paranormal romance Published: 2013 Rating: 4 stars Dr. Luciana De Luca is a respected gemologist, in demand for her expert appraisals of gems and jewelry. She’s worked hard to put her family’s less-than-respectable past behind her. Except Joey, her twin brother, and his gambling addiction keep dragging her back…. Casino owner and King of the dragons Alec Gerard knows that Dr. De Luca was invited to his Las Vegas casino to appraise his brand new exhibit. So why has she palmed his keycard? And why does he…

Fatal Affair by Marie Force (Book one in the Fatal series)

Title: Fatal Affair Author: Marie Force Series: Fatal Genre: Romantic suspense Published: 2010 Rating: 4 stars When John O’Connor doesn’t show up for work on the most important day of his career so far, Nick Cappuano, his chief of staff and best friend, goes to his apartment to bring the senator in. However, he discovers to his horror that the junior senator from Virginia hasn’t slept in—he’s been brutally murdered. Nick’s day gets even more surreal when the Metro Police homicide detective assigned to the case turns out to be none other than Sergeant Samantha Holland, the woman Nick spent…

New Release Review: THE SUMMER I BECAME A NERD by Leah Rae Miller

Title: The Summer I Became a Nerd Author: Leah Rae Miller Genre: Young adult contemporary Published: 2013 Rating: 4 stars     Blurb: On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way. Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real…

Love at High Tide by Christi Barth

Title: Love at High Tide Author: Christi Barth Series: n/a Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Rating: 4 stars Love at High Tide is like a trip to the beach—light, frothy, fun, and over too soon! It *almost* made up for the fact that we haven’t gone to Ocean City in (sigh) two loooong years…. Darcy Trent, the only daughter of two academics, has just finished up her doctoral dissertation in cultural anthropology, and has one week to decide if her career will take her back to Africa—an option her parents love, but Darcy is less sure about—or somewhere else. It’s a…

Operation Blind Date by Justine Davis (Book three of Cutter’s Code series)

Title: Operation Blind Date Author: Justine Davis Series: Cutter’s Code Genre: Contemporary romantic suspense Published: 2013 Rating: 4 stars Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I don’t bother reading the author notes before or after books, though I do read them more often than not these days, looking for insight into the writer’s mind and the art of writing itself. In the case of Operation Blind Date, not only did I read the author’s note at the beginning of the book, I immediately read it out loud to the Mini Moes. I’m pretty sure Mini Moe #1 had headphones in, but #2 thought it was as…

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