Monday, February 28, 2011

Snowbound by Larissa Ione

  • Pub. Date: September 2007
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Sold By: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOKbook (eBook)
  • Sales Rank: 14,169
Snowbound by Larissa Ione was a wonderful read about a proffesional Skier named Sean Trenton and a radio station manager named Robyn Montgomery. They meet when he gets off of ski patrool and while she is on vacation. Will she be able to break his fear and will he help her with her job? This is a wonderful read that you will wish there was more books too. It is hot enough to melt the snow!! If you havent read this yet then give it a try, you wont be sorry. Leave comments if you have read this already!! Enjoy!!

Here is the write up on Snowbound by Larissa Ione:


Passion hot enough to melt the slopes and their hearts. Thanks to a devastating medical diagnosis, ski patroller Sean Trenton has endured two years of celibacy. Two long years that have chipped away at his confidence. Now, with the career opportunity of a lifetime on the line, hes ready to remedy the celibacy situation, and sexy snowbunny Robyn Montgomery is just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately, the last thing reliable, intense radio station manager Robyn Montgomery wants in her suddenly turbulent professional and personal life is a thrill-seeking former Olympic skiereven if he is a total hottie. Shes had it with guys who hog the spotlight and leave her in the shadows. So why is it that even an icy blizzard cant temper the combustible heat between them? Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language.

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4 Orgasms Read (Awesome!!!)
4 Stars (Brilliant)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Highland Heat by Mary Wine

This is the third book in Mary Wine's Highlander series and I hope there will be more. The character, Deirdre Chattan first appeared in To Conquer a Highlander.Deirdre, the eldest of the Chattan sisters, is now in a convent after disgracing herself and her family by taking Melor Douglas as a lover while she was betrothed to Laird Connor Lindsey. Melor was using her to exact revenge on Lindsey for lands that he believed belonged to Douglas. Deirdre, resigned to spending her youth in the convent alongside her sister Kaie who has a true calling, toils away with the knowledge she really doesn't belong in the convent

Along comes Laird Quinton Cameron who has lusted after Deirdre for some time. He believes that Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland has taken sanctuary in the convent where the Chattan sister's reside. He insists on searching against the wishes of the nuns but Deirdre attempts to stand in his way. Deirdre and Quinton have a heated exchange which only proves the pair would be a volatile combination. Not finding the Queen hidden at the convent, Quinton and his clan members leave.

That evening, while Deirdre labors away on the convent floors, a knock sounds at the door. It is the Queen after-all and she is asking sanctuary. When she sees a resemblance between  Deirdre and herself, she asks Deirdre to trade identities with her so she may freely travel to meet her betrothed. Queen Joan offers Deirdre a place in her household once she is safely married. Deirdre, seeing it as her chance at freedom, agrees, but with that agreement comes a journey and life-changing events. These events lead her to Quinton Cameron, but is it truly her place?

I really enjoyed this book. I read To Conquer a Highlander and Highland Hellcat and was eager to finally read Highland Heat.  When we first meet Deirdre, I wasn't a fan of hers in the least, but she redeems herself completely.

Here is an except from Mary Wine's Highland Heat, which can also be found on her website

Excerpt - Highland Heat
Deirdre gasped, shocked by the revelation.   “She said naught of that.”
Quinton grinned.   “Of course she would nae, for ye are no’ unintelligent.” He studied her for a moment.   “And ye favor her in too many ways. It was a stroke of luck that she encountered ye. I can see why she took advantage of the opportunity.”
Deirdre didn’t care for the way his words made her feel.   “Ye men may be concerned about matters of politics with good cause but it does nae change the fact that the queen is a woman who wants to live her life while she has the chance. I helped her because…”
“Because ye know what it’s like to be used by men for the furtherment of their causes.”
She snorted and moved away from him.   “Ye do nae ken so very much about me laird Cameron.”
When she looked back toward him, he was watching her from the same spot but there was a twinkle of something in his eyes again that warned her the man was making ready to be entertained by her once more.
“Well now, since ye’ll be staying here in my home lass, we’ll be having the chance to learn more about one another.”
“I will nae be staying.”
His lips rose and parted in a smug expression of arrogance. His gaze traveled down her length once again, stopping at the hem of her over robe with its trim pulled in several places from the rugged terrain of the Highlands.
“Well now, those little slippers are suited to walking on Persian carpets and no much else.”
Her feet agreed, renewing their complaints over how many sharp stones she had felt jabbing into her unprotected arches recently. Quinton raised his gaze to her face and her throat contracted when she looked into his eyes. Determination blazed there.
“That velvet will nae keep ye warm in the spring rains that are upon us now. It’s a fact that I believe the queen is more comfortable in yer undyed nuns robe. Ye’ll freeze if ye try and cross me land.”
“I’ll take my chances.”
He lifted one finger between them again.   “To do that, ye’ll have to escape me men and I ordered them after ye. I believe ye’ll find they do what I say because my orders are most often given for the benefit of every Cameron.”
“Ye sent them after the queen and I am not who ye seek.”
He waved his finger between them.   “Ah, but ye allowed them to assume that ye were the queen.”
“A mistake easily revealed for what it is.”
“Aye.”   He nodded agreement.   “But me men are Highlanders lass, they will nae be happy to hear ye duped them. In fact, I suspect that they just might wait to hear from me on the matter of whether or not ye are the one I wanted them to bring to me.”   His grin faded.   “I doubt they will allow ye to depart until they have my word upon the matter.”
Shock held her in its grip. Words felt too large to force up her throat while she stared at the pleased expression on his face. She opened her mouth twice before managing to form her thoughts into words.
“Ye…ye must tell yer men that I am not who ye seek.”
He turned his back upon her. Deirdre watched as he returned to his chair and settled himself without a care for the way he was tormenting her.
“Ye must Quinton.”
“Ah…now I admit that I do enjoy hearing my name on yer lips.”   His expression became smug once more.   “It’s the truth I am looking forward to having ye here, so we might get to know each other better.”
“I will not remain here.”   She shook her head and her hands returned to her hips.
“I can nae wait to see how ye plan to outwit me men lass. Ye began this game and I believe they will be happy to continue it so that they might score a few points of their own. Highlanders do like to win.”
“I’m from Highland stock myself sir.”
His eyes narrowed and his attention slipped down her body once more.   “Aye lass, I’ve noticed that, more often than I should. There are no women like the ones who live in the Highlands. Ye have more than yer share of boldness and I find it captivating enough to tell ye I shall nae make it simple for ye to ride out of here into the hands of men who might slit yer creamy throat.”
“Ye do nae have the right to keep me here.”
He stood up and came toward her. Deirdre didn’t retreat but it wasn’t because her pride demanded that she stand and confront him.
It was worse than that. She felt desperation clawing at her as the walls seemed to be collapsing inward.
“I will nae clear the way for ye to leave Deirdre, that is my final word on the matter.”
He stroked the back of his hand across the surface of one side of her face. It was such a simple touch and yet it stole her breath for how tender it was. So pleasing, in every way, somehow she’d forgotten how good it felt to be touched.
She gasped and made to step away from his touch.
He leaned down and sealed her protest beneath his lips. His hand cupped her nape, pulling gently so that her face rose and his kiss might become bolder. She jerked, shaking her head to break the connection but his body moved as fast as a leather whip, twisting along with her as his other hand slipped over the curve of her hip and settled on the flat of her lower back to hold her in place.
She moaned, a tiny sound of panic because she expected his kiss to turn savage. He soothed her nape with a slow stroke but he did not release her. His mouth moved against hers, pressing her to open her jaw until she yielded. He deepened the kiss but didn’t thrust his tongue inside her mouth as she expected. Instead he teased her lips with his own, tasting her mouth like he might a fine glass of French wine.
She discovered that she was drowning in sensation. Her senses were too full of awareness of him for her thoughts to penetrate. She raised her hands to push him away but her fingers became too aware of how hard his body was beneath his clothing.
How could a man feel so good to only her fingertips?
Her heart was racing and along with it, her lungs labored to pull more air into her chest. The scent of his skin flooded her senses, threatening to send another moan past their joined lips because she enjoyed his scent.
She mustn’t…

 3 Orgasms Read (Very Good)
3 Stars (Excellent Read)


Monday, February 21, 2011

The Perfect Play Book One in the Play-by-Play Series by Jaci Burton

  • Pub. Date: February 1, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: NOOKbook (eBook) , 336pp
  • Sales Rank: 38
 The Perfect Play Book One in the Play-by-Play Series by Jaci Burton was a wonderful book. It had me hooked from beginning till the end. This is one book you don't want to miss out on. Mick and Tara have a complicated relationship. But Tara lets her fears rule her, can Mick change her mind or will this just be a summer fling for them. The way Mick opens up to Nathan and Tara just makes your heart swell. I can not wait for the next book Changing the Game August 2011. All i have to say. IS IT AUGUST YET?? Happy reading everyone!!
    Here is the write up about The Perfect Play Book One in the Play-by-Play Series by Jaci Burton:

    Football pro Mick Riley is an all-star, both on the field and in the bedroom. But a sexy, determinedly single mom just might be the one to throw him off his game...
    For years Mick has been taking full advantage of the life available to a pro athlete: fame, fortune, and a different girl in every city. But when he meets and beds confident, beautiful event planner Tara Lincoln, he wants much more than the typical one-night stand. Too bad Tara's not interested in getting to know football's most notorious playboy any better.
    As the single mother of a teenage son, the last thing Tara needs is the jet-set lifestyle of Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand was unforgettable. Tara's life is complicated enough without being thrust into the spotlight as Mick's latest girl du jour. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there again, especially with a heartbreaker like Mick.
    But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind.
    Go here to read the Excerpt:

    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    Watch Me (Sneak Peek Series) by Shelley Bradley

    * Pub. Date: July 2007
    * Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
    * Sold By: Barnes & Noble
    * Format: NOOKbook (eBook)
    * Sales Rank: 9,779

    Watch Me (Sneak Peek Series) by Shelley Bradley is one hot book that goes along with Show Me (Sneak Peek Series) by Jaci Burton. This book is as hot as Show me. Watch me is about the other club owner Alejandro Diaz who runs the club with Del. But this isn't just any club. Can Shanna York handle what she has to do and see? This is a great story and if you havent read it then you need to. If you have leave your comments, we would love to hear them. Enjoy!!

    Here is the write up on Watch Me:
    To stop a blackmailer and achieve her dreams, she only had to do one thing: seduce the enemy.
    Shanna York was set to achieve her glittering ballroom dreams and become a dance champion—until her dance partner gets tangled up in scandal and blackmail. With the clock ticking and all her ambitions at stake, the last thing she needs is the gorgeous owner of a sex club tempting her with the forbidden.
    Or maybe that’s the very thing she needs…
    Alejandro Diaz has sizzled for Shanna since he set eyes on her months ago. Her repeated rebuffs will make her surrender that much sweeter. She’s ambitious and driven…but so is he. When she asks for his assistance to ensnare a voyeuristic blackmailer with a video fetish, he doesn’t hesitate to help her stage a bedroom trap. But neither is prepared to face scorching, endless passion, the blackmailer’s real identity—or the undeniable love that grows between them.
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    5 Orgasms Read (Mind Blowing Hot)
    5 Stars (Hook Line and Sinker)

    Saturday, February 19, 2011

    Show Me (Sneak Peek Series) by Jaci Burton

    • Pub. Date: July 2007
    • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
    • Sold By: Barnes & Noble
    • Format: NOOKbook (eBook)
    • Sales Rank: 5,033
    Show Me (Sneak Peek Series) by Jaci Burton was a wonderful hot steamy story. Janine friends take her out for her 30th birthday to a "Special" club that is owned and run by Del. But this is no club anyone is use to. This book is so hot and steamy that you better have a fan by you while you are reading it. You will deffentily need it. Let me know if you have read this, if not you better get started, this is one you do not want to miss!! Enjoy!!

    Here is the write up on Show Me (Sneak Peek Series) by Jaci Burton
    Sneak Peek
    featuring Jaci's novella Show Me
    Socialite Janine Bartolino has always been in the public eye. Managing her late father's philanthropic interests, she keeps her pastimes above reproach. But when a surprise thirtieth birthday celebration at a private club opens her eyes to wicked pleasures, and an intriguing man offers her the chance of a lifetime to indulge her every secret fantasy, Janine takes a leap of faith... at great personal risk.

    Phillipe "Del" Delacroix knows what Janine wants, even if she isn't aware of it herself—a chance to explore the world of voyeurs and exhibitionists. Soon, the once staid and reserved woman transforms into a daring and passionate lover, giving Del everything he could ask for in a partner. But when something happens that puts Janine's reputation, her career, all she's worked for, in jeopardy... Del must prove that loving him is worth the risk.

    Go here to read a Excerpt:
    5 Orgasms Read (Mind Blowing Hot)

    5 Stars (Hook Line and Sinker)

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    Maya Banks- Colters' Woman- Colters' Legacy Book 1

    Meet  brothers Adam, Ethan and Ryan Colter, three handsome "cowboys" living in Colorado. Enter the damsel in distress, Holly, who is found unconscious and almost freezing in a snowy ditch on the Colter property one morning by Adam. From the moment he has Holly in his possession, Adam has an instant attraction to her then his brothers meet Holly and they have the same attraction happens to them as well. The Colter brothers propose a rather unconventional relationship to Holly, only problem is, she is otherwise "engaged" and running from someone. This outstanding story follows the Colter brothers and Holly striving to form a permanent bond with each other while trying to keep Holly safe.

    I had no idea what to expect when I read this book. I read it on a recommendation of one of my book club friends ( Dr. Jen) and I was so pleasantly surprised. I couldn't sleep until it was done and had to immediately begin Colters' Lady. I now recommend Colters' Woman to you all. It was a very hot read!!!


     From Maya Banks Website:
    Colters' Legacy
    Colters' Woman Holly sat at the bar between Adam and Ryan as Ethan served up plates of bacon, eggs and toast. She glanced between them often, gauging their mood, their reaction to her, but they seemed unruffled.
    It was as if they made such proclamations every day. She shook her head and speared another piece of egg with her fork. How could such a relationship work? Jealousy would be inevitable. And things would be much more difficult for her than for any of them. They would only have one "spouse" to contend with while she would have three.
    Three men to please, put up with, all different. The mere idea of the complexities involved in the situation made her head ache even harder.
    Ethan was the easiest going of the three brothers. She relaxed around him. It was a natural reaction. Even if she didn't know Adam was the oldest, it was as clear as if it was written across his forehead. And even though he had gone to great lengths to make her feel at ease, she knew he could be dangerous when crossed. He exuded power and authority, wore it like a mantle draped around him.
    Her gaze flitted sideways to Ryan. He was an enigma. The only one she didn't have an idea formed about already. He was quiet and serious, but more than that, she saw pain in his eyes. Like her, he'd seen the darker side of life.
    "Are you all right?" Ethan asked.
    She looked up to see him frowning at her.
    "Just a headache," she replied.
    He walked to one of the cabinets and retrieved a bottle of ibuprofen, shook out several pills and handed them to her. Just one more example of them taking care of her. It warmed her to her toes and scared the hell out of her all at the same time.
    "What's on your mind, baby?" Adam asked.
    Was she that easy to read? Could they already see inside her mind and soul? Her fingers tensed on her fork for a moment as she contemplated denying that anything was on her mind, but Adam's honesty compelled her to be equally honest.
    "The dynamics of the whole relationship you all propose… It's rather mind-boggling."
    She didn't miss the triumphant smiles passed between the brothers. Surely to them, this was a sign they were making headway. And maybe they were, as insane as she was to even contemplate it.
    "Anything in particular you want to talk about?" Adam prompted.
    She sighed and set down her fork. "This has all pretty much blown me away. I don't even know where to begin. I keep expecting to be told this is one huge joke at my expense."
    Ryan put a hand on her knee. "This is no joke. Now tell us what's on your mind."
    She took in a deep breath, told herself she was completely nuts and then proceeded to tell them precisely what concerns she had.
    Colters' Woman"The thing is, you guys only have one person to concern yourselves with, relationship-wise. I have three. Three overbearing, overprotective, rather large men. I don't see how it's remotely possible that I could please all of you all of the time."
    Cocky, self-assured grins adorned the three men's faces.
    "I don't think any of us expect perfection," Ethan said. "Though," he added with an up-and-down sweep of her, "I'm not arguing with what we've been given."
    "We've discussed this many times," Adam said in a serious tone. "We know it won't always be easy. It wasn't always easy for our mother and fathers, but if we all work at it, there's no reason we can't live in harmony."
    "I guess I just don't understand the concept," Holly said. "I can't wrap my brain around it."
    Ryan reclaimed her attention by turning her back around to face him. "Then think of it this way. Three men completely devoted to your happiness. Three men worshipping your body with theirs. Three men who would love you with complete abandon. Three men who would protect you and cherish you always."
    She stared at him open-mouthed. "Well, when you put it that way."
    "Damn, Ryan, why didn't you speak up earlier?" Ethan said in amusement.
    "The first order of business is to go into town and buy you some clothes and whatever else you need," Adam said, changing the subject.
    "But I don't need anything," she protested. Well, that wasn't entirely true, but she didn't want them buying her a bunch of stuff.

    "Ryan, you care to repeat that part about three men devoted to her happiness, worshipping her, etcetera?" Ethan spoke up. "Because I'm pretty sure making sure our woman is clothed and provided for falls under that heading."
    Holly blushed.
    "Ethan, you and Ryan want to drive her into town? I need to check out the horses and get the hay out. It's supposed to snow again tonight." Adam turned to Holly. "There's a western store in town. It isn't much but you'll be able to get boots, jeans and some shirts. And a coat. You need a decent coat. Next week, we'll drive into the city to do the heavy shopping for you."
    "Thank you." She couldn't manage much more around the huge knot in her throat. She felt dangerously close to tears and fought to contain them.
    Adam leaned forward and brushed his mouth across hers. He was surprisingly gentle. For the first time, she reached a hand out to touch him, running her fingertips across his cheek, feeling the slight stubble along his jaw.
    When he drew away, his eyes were burning with passion, and she felt heady with the knowledge she had affected him.
    Ryan stood up from his seat at the bar. "Well if we're going into town, we need to go now. We don't want to be late getting back if it's going to snow."
    "Is it…is it safe for me to go into town?" she asked. The idea that someone might see her and report back to Mason struck fear into her heart, despite the brothers' vow to protect her.
    "We'll make sure you're not seen," Ethan said. "Riley's Western Store is on the edge of town. We'll park you in a corner of the store and do your shopping for you, let you try on stuff if you need to, and we'll keep a sharp eye for anything unusual going on."
    She expelled a long breath. "Okay. Let's do it then."
    End of Excerpt.

    5 Orgasms Read (Mind Blowing Hot)

    5 Stars (Hook Line and Sinker)