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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…

Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley (Book two of the Chaos series)

Title: Fire Inside Author: Kristen Ashley Series: Chaos Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Rating: 4.5 stars Oh my goodness, I still can’t believe I’m reading books about a motorcycle club. AND LOVING THEM. SO MUCH. Note to self: must read Dream Man series, and soon. Fire Inside is the second book in Kristen’s series about the Chaos Motorcycle Club, and its timeline pretty much runs parallel to the events of the first, Own the Wind. We see little glimpses of Shy and Tab throughout (and they’re super cute!), but the focus is definitely on Lanie and Hop–where, of course, it should be. Lanie Heron is Tyra’s…

Willowleaf Lane by RaeAnne Thayne (Book five of Hope’s Crossing series)

Title: Willowleaf Lane Author: RaeAnne Thayne Series: Hope’s Crossing Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Rating: 3.5 stars Candy store owner Charlotte Caine recently turned her life around. She grew up with six older brothers and had always been on the chubby side, but it wasn’t until the age of twelve when her mother died from cancer that she began to really put on weight as a method of coping with life. Fast forward fifteen years or so, and another life altering event–one of her brothers losing an eye and part of his arm fighting overseas–inspires her to eat smarter, exercise, and lose eighty pounds. Life…

Lover Be Mine by Nicole Jordan (Book two of the Legendary Lovers series)

 Title: Lover Be Mine Author: Nicole Jordan Series: Legenary Lovers Genre: Historical romance Published: 2013 Rating: 3.5 stars Lover Be Mine is the second book in the Legendary Lovers series by Nicole Jordan. I haven’t read the first one yet, Princess Charming, though I do have it–if memory serves, I bought it back when Eloisa James featured it on one of her Barnes & Noble columns, maybe? I’m not sure. All I know is it looked good, I bought it, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I received this one through the Early Reviewers program at LibraryThing, though, so I wanted to read…

Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley (Book one in the Chaos series)

 Title: Own the Wind Author: Kristen Ashley Series: Chaos Genre: Contemporary romance Published: 2013 Rating: 5 stars Favorite quote (okay, one of many): “I decided that all’s well that ends without bloodshed.” An excellent rule of thumb. Oh. My. Gosh. I sooooo get the Kristen Ashley fangirl squeeing that’s been going on online now. I. Loved. This. Book. Must read book two SOON. Like, REALLY soon. You feel me? 😉 Own the Wind is the first in Ashley’s new series, Chaos, which focuses on the Chaos Motorcycle Club. It’s her first published with a “bona fide publisher”, as Kristen writes in her acknowledgements (previously, she self-published). It’s…

Blurred by Tara Fuller (Book two of the Kissed by Death series)

Title: Blurred Author: Tara Fuller Series: Kissed by Death Genre: Paranormal YA romance Published: 2013 Rating: 5 stars Tara Fuller’s Kissed by Death series is about reapers–it focuses on teen/young adult aged ones (I’m not sure if there are adult ones or not, I haven’t seen any, anyway)–who are charged with taking souls to their final destination. Or at least, their final destination for now. In this world, reapers are assigned to specific  geographic regions, and each reaper usually is only responsible for souls bound for a specific destination (Heaven, Hell, or Inbetween, a kind of limbo), unless he or she is filling in for or assisting another…

Deja Voodoo by Elle James (Book three in the Cajun Magic series)

Title: Deja Voodoo Author: Elle James Series: Cajun Magic Genre: Paranormal romance Published: 2013 Rating: 2.5 stars Alexandra Belle Boyette is fairly content with her life. Sure, she’s almost thirty and the second oldest of nineteen children, but she runs her own business, has two close friends in Calliope and Lucie, and a loyal golden retriever named Sport. So what if Lucie’s blissfully married now to Alex’s older brother Ben and they’re expecting their first child? Alex isn’t jealous–much. And she might have a sometime-stalker in the guy she never should have given the time of day to but did during a weak moment at the…

Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery (Book eleven in the Fool’s Gold series)

Title: Two of a Kind Author: Susan Mallery Series: Fool’s Gold Genre: Contemporary Published: 2013 Rating: 3.5 stars I went back and forth on this one. And back. And forth. And back again. There were things I liked, things that drove me a little crazy, things that made me go “Huh?”, and parts that were mildly disturbing. I really enjoyed the ending, though, for all its abruptness (quick endings seem to be the way of things in Fool’s Gold, I’ve noticed), so I’m sticking with three and a half stars. My love/hate relationship of sorts with this series continues. Two of a Kind is the eleventh…

This Girl by Colleen Hoover (Book three of Slammed series)

Title: This Girl Author: Colleen Hoover Series: Slammed Genre: Contemporary New Adult Published: 2013 Rating: 4 stars The Slammed series tells the story of Will Cooper and Layken Cohen (her mother wanted to name her Layla, her father Kennedy, so they compromised). When the series begins, newly eighteen-year-old Layken has just moved to Michigan from Texas with her mother Julia and much-younger brother Kel. Her father had died unexpectedly six months earlier, and Layken is dealing with the after-effects of that as well as resenting the enforced move. Will and Caulder (his much-younger brother) are their new neighbors, and the first people the Cohens meet in Michigan. Slammed deals…

What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (Book One of the Duke’s Men series)

Title: What the Duke Desires Author: Sabrina Jeffries Series: Duke’s Men Genre: Historical Romance Published: 2013 Rating: 4 1/2 stars What the Duke Desires is the first title in Sabrina Jeffries’ new series Duke’s Men, and if the first one is any indication, it could be my favorite series by her yet! Lisette Bonnaud is the illegitimate daughter of an English viscount and his long-time French mistress. After her father’s unexpected death, George, his eldest son and heir, turned Lisette, her mother, and older brother Tristan out of their home. The three are forced to leave for the continent when Tristan steals a…

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