Friday, September 19, 2014


As if she didn't have enough scandal following her around,  Rose Barclay, the young widowed Duchess of Southdown collides with yet another in the form of handsome Scot, Steven McBride. When the very inebriated Mr. McBride passes out, her Grace sees no other remedy but her tend the unconscious man until her awakens from his stupor.

Steven McBride tends to drink himself into a daze rather frequently. The decorated soldier seeks to forget he misery and loss of war by gambling and womanizing, but when he wakes from his drunkenness to find the lovely Rose Barclay at his side, he is stunned and pleased by her.

Rose has been thwarted at every turn by the step-son who is trying to keep what was rightfully given to her by her deceased husband. Since becoming a widow, the rumors about so-called affairs have plagued the beauty as she tries to move on from her husband's death. Her immediate attraction to handsome Scot throws her for a loop when he claims she and he are betrothed, thinking he is helping her throw off the nosy press and ton. When Steven realizes that he would prefer his ruse of a betrothal become a truth, he and Rose seek a way to get what they both want without hurting the other.

Scandal and the Duchess (MacKenzies and McBrides 6.5) by the so talented Jennifer Ashley is quite the pleasurable read. There is just something about Ms. Ashley's Scots that suck me in every time. Her  non-whiny heroines are a clincher as both Steven and Rose are a formidable pair. There hasn't been one book or novella is this series that I have not loved and place the series at the top of my list of favorites. I highly recommend Scandal and the Duchess, even for a quick read, it leaves an impression.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

COWBOY BEHIND THE BADGE (Sweetwater Ranch #2) by Delores Fossen

When his nemesis, Laine Braddock appears in his home in the middle of the night with infant twins and a tale of murder, Tucker McKinnon knows he's in for trouble.

The Braddocks and the McKinnons, rival families since Tucker's mother stands accused of murdering Laine's father. Even though when they were younger, they shared a mutual attraction for one another, murder is definitely a deal breaker...or is it? Laine gives her side of how and why she came to have the twins, stating that before their mother died, she begged Laine to keep them safe. Tucker already knows that there is an illegal adoption ring wreaking havoc on innocent women and when he finds that Laine is involved, he puts aside his ill will to help Laine and to keep the twins safe from the aggressors who want them. 

Now Laine and Tucker have targets on their backs once they put themselves between the babies and the bad guys. Tucker's waning animosity for Laine blossoms into that attraction he once felt for her and even though both family's may hate it, that attraction isn't going anywhere. Putting their feelings in perspective while keeping these precious packages safe is paramount in Tucker's mind. As much as he wants to keep at arms length from this woman, he finds his character and his sense of honor  won't allow him to. Laine knows Tucker should hate her for all that's gone on between the families, her only hope is he out aside that hatred to help her and the twins from being hurt. 

COWBOY BEHIND THE BADGE  (Sweetwater Ranch #2) by Delores Fossen is an emotionally charged tale of  desire and intrigue. Tucker's loyalty to his family is what makes him such a honorable man. His softening and his re-awakened desire for Laine make him a force to be reckoned with and an amazing hero. I love Laine's inability to back down when by putting herself in danger by taking on care for the twins, it makes her a formidable heroine. COWBOY BEHIND THE BADGE is a wonderful follow-up in the Sweetwater Ranch series and I can't wait to read the next story by Delores Fossen, who consistently delivers in both the areas of romance and suspense have her firmly on  my TBR list.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Authors Note: The predominant theme in these books is girl meets hot guys in uniform and immediately falls in lust. The stories contain explicit sex scenes between consenting adults using explicit language. They also include erotic spanking and light bondage. If any of that offends you, you might want to skip this one.


Supporting the Troops – an Army Ménage
Knowing she and her husband Dylan won't be able to make love with his Army buddy, fellow Ranger Carter Erickson arriving the next day and staying with them for two weeks, Shelby Reynolds surprises Dylan by greeting him at the door naked when he comes home from work. Only Dylan isn’t alone. Carter came in a day early and gets an eyeful of her very nude body. While Shelby is embarrassed, she’s also extremely aroused.  She loves Dylan like crazy and shouldn’t be fantasizing about other men, especially his best friend. As Shelby gives in to her inner exhibitionist, it turns out that Dylan is just as turned on by the idea of a threesome as she is. After all, if a guy can’t share his wife with his best friend, who can he share her with?

Semper Fine – a Marine Ménage
Delaney Shaw is stunned to discover that her high school crush Colt Baxter is the best man at a wedding where she’s the maid of honor. Too shy to ever come on to him back then, she doesn’t intend to make the same mistake now. There’s only one problem. She’s just as attracted to his friend and fellow Marine, Jagger Cruz. Not wanting to come between them, Delaney decides not to make a play for either one. But when it turns out that in between them is exactly where Colt and Jagger want her, she gives in to her desire to be the center of a hunky Marine sandwich.

Fleet Week Fling – a Navy Ménage
When Sophie Montgomery promises her best friend she’ll be her “wingwoman” during Fleet Week in San Francisco, she doesn’t have any plans on hooking up with anyone herself. But when she meets Navy hunks Cameron Gerard and Kellen Devane, her resolve crumbles. Not only do they look hotter in their uniforms than Alexander Skarsgard in Battleship, but they’re sweet, too. So, when they suggest a threesome with a little bondage thrown in, how can she possibly say no?

Rescue Me – an Air Force Ménage
When Kayleigh Ellis gets stranded in a ditch on the side of the road during a storm, she’s sure that she and her cat are in deep trouble. But luckily Air Force Pararescue Jumpers Austin Fuller and Kyle Larsen show up just in time, giving her and her cat a ride home. Wanting to thank them for their help, Kayleigh invites them to stay for dinner. Austin and Kyle don’t want to put her to any trouble, but she insists. And while the dinner is fun, Austin and Kyle are more interested in dessert, particularly if Kayleigh is on the menu.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


In SAVED BY A SEAL, the second story in the HOT SEALS series by Cat Johnson, Navy SEAL, Zane Alexander must buck up and go to his rich father to ask for help. After ten years of active duty, Zane and his teammates want to open their security company and they need a million dollars in start-up costs that Zane's father just has floating around. Only problem, Zane and his father have been on the outs since Zane joined  Navy, so much so that the elder Alexander cut his son off financially.

When Zane shows up at his father's office for a meeting about the funds needed, George Alexander gives his son some terms that may be too much to agree upon. Mr. Alexander wants Zane to date and marry Missy Greenwood, a local senator's daughter and a friend of the Alexander family. Missy, five years Zane's junior had a pretty big crush on him before he joined the military, but ten years is a long time to pine over a guy. Zane wants to do right by his team and will do pretty much anything to get that funding. The self proclaimed love 'em and leave 'em type, Zane shudders and the prospect of a relationship.

Missy Greenwood is getting ready for her teaching stint in Nigeria. She has volunteered to teach English in the volatile country. After finally reacquainting himself with Missy and liking the woman she has become, he begins to worry that her going to Nigeria is not such a good thing. Missy, finally getting the attention of her teenage crush and shes take her chance to try to get Zane where she wants him.  Zane being relationship phobic does something more than stupid, and Missy leaves the U.S. for her trip.

Back at work, Zane and his crew are apprised of a situation in Nigeria. A group or girls and their teachers have been taken by force and will most likely be sold into slavery. When Zane hears Missy's name among the list, he springs into action to save not only her, but the relationship he threw away. 

SAVED BY A SEAL is an exciting and very appealing continuation to the Hot Seals series by Cat Johnson. Hunk and a half Zane Alexander has been on his own for so long, he doesn't recognize a keeper when he sees one, nor does he believe he deserves that good thing. His father's expectations of him are a bitter reminder of how he has let his family down, but he neither lets his friends down, nor the beauty he intends to save from a terrible fate. Missy Greenwood is a breath of fresh air for a society girl. One minute she can wear designer duds and then next combat boots. She was attracted to Zane when she was just a teen, but she is even more attracted to the man he has become. Once he tells her of his father's terms, she doesn't run for the hills, but Zane does. I loved this story. Cat Johnson has told a complete tale with such few words, a tale that will stick with me and makes me yearn for the next one.



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Monday, September 15, 2014


After a tumultuous ten year marriage to a much older man her family bound her to when she was only thirteen, the lady Alison Douglas is finally free from the ties that bound her in her unhappy matrimony. She has two beautiful daughters for doing her time with the Blackadder and now she prays she never has to marry again. So over her dead husband in fact that she burns the bed that belonged to the deceased Laird slept in.

David Hume and his family have been through devastation. His father and brother are executed and his step-mother has been taken hostage. David has now become the new Laird of Wedderburn and he is needs to have his step-mother freed, so her young sons can have their mother back and he wants to exact revenge on the Blackadders, by taking their castle and the widow, Lady Alison. Since taking over his lands and Hume Castle, David has gained quite the reputation for himself as the Beast of Wedderburn, a reputation for which he welcomes if it gains him the fear and all he covets.

Lady Alison is having trouble with her people. They show her no respect since their Laird showed none for her when he was alive, and Alison is at a loss with how to deal with them. When she asks her Douglas brothers for help, they quickly push her needs aside to take care of their own lives, leaving her people on the verge of starvation since her lands are being raided consistently by the Beast of Wedderburn. 

After laying siege and capturing Blackadder Castle, the Beast forces the Lady Alison to marry him to use her as a tool to gain all he wants, but when he sees the beauty, he is out of sorts and in for much more than he bargains for. If he thinks  that Alison is going to be a meek bride, he has no idea  what he is in for. Alison vows she will never be mistreated again, but this leads to quite a few misunderstandings between Alison and her new husband. She yearns for his trust, but when she makes a serious miscalculation when dealing with her family, she causes a rift that may never be able to be repaired between she and David. 

At each turn their sad pasts create a bitterness within them the each attempts to heal in the other, but with outside forces hoping to destroy all they attempt to gain, it will take a miracle and no less for David and Alison to come to terms with what has them at odds. 

CAPTURED BY A LAIRD  the first book in the Douglas Legacy series by the very talented Margaret Mallory is such a captivating read that I could not put it down once I began reading, David Hume's loss and Lady Alison's, so different, but such that it brings them both together. After making many mistakes in their new relationship, Alison tries to do all she can to tame David, but not so much that he loses all pride in himself. David's attempts to awaken the naive Alison while he cements his relationship to her, her daughters and his newly acquired people is a journey worth taking while reading each page of this touching tale. Revenge is what he seeks, but what the Laird of Wedderburn finds is so much more worthy in the end. I highly recommend this exhilarating story and I wait patiently (not) for the next installment of The Douglas Legacy by Margaret Mallory. 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014


After her friend Aimee disappears the night before Halloween in the small mountain town called Wolfe Creek when they stopped to gas up, Maggie does the one thing she promised her friend she would never do – she leaves.  Almost a year passes by the time the story begins, with no new leads and the investigators are no closer to finding Aimee, and Maggie is on her way back to Wolfe Creek determined to find her friend.  There she quickly becomes friends with local Candi, and gets close to Koda Wolfe, one of the deputies working on Aimee’s case.  Things quickly heat up and Maggie and Koda have to work together to figure out the puzzle of Aimee’s disappearance.

After only ten pages in, I was hooked on this story.  I read it almost straight through, pausing only to refresh my snacks, and I quickly felt like I had a personal stake in Maggie’s mission – her pain and determination became mine.  Kaylie Newell’s writing was able to grip me in a subtle but strong way that I haven’t felt from the last few novels I’ve read.  Her writing is not superfluous, but refreshingly straightforward and elegant, much like Maggie herself.

I really loved about this novel was that even though it’s in the paranormal genre, Newell puts the focus is on the characters and the search for Aimee rather than on supernatural abilities or forces that try to drive characters apart.  It’s wonderful to read a novel about characters and not abilities.

Each character’s drive is deep – Maggie’s desire to find her missing best friend; Koda’s desire to find Aimee, keep Maggie safe, and watch over his bad-boy younger brother – and it’s fascinating to watch unfold.  I thought I had the ending figured out, but I was wrong.  This novel is absolutely captivating; Newell’s charm works the characters into your heart until you can’t put the book down.