Review – The Cajun’s Captive by Selena blake

The Cajuns CaptiveGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Stormy Weather, Book 1
Downloaded my copy from Amazon for FREE on May 30th, 2013

Blurb
After centuries of solitude the stars are finally aligned just right. The handsome Deveraux brothers of Louisiana are going to meet their match this Hurricane Season.

Sebastian Deveraux is the Alpha of his pack and like all the Deveraux men, he’s sexy as pure sin. He’s waited for decades for just the right woman. For his mate. And ten years ago he’d been sure he’d found her in Amanda St. James. But she’d run from him.

Now she’s back. He’ll do anything to keep her. Even if it means chaining her to his bed.

Thoughts
Werewolves are my favorite heroes in romance novels, followed closely by cowboys. I couldn’t wait to read this book and started it right after I snatched it up. Selena Blake knows how to keep the readers turning the pages. I couldn’t put it down.

The Cajun’s Captive is a short read, that is hot and tells basically the whole story in a little amount of time. I didn’t see anything that was missing. With most novellas, I feel as if I missed some of the story, not so here. I got the back story and the current story all in one. This book drew me in and made me pace wanting to grab book two. I definitely will be.

Rating: 5 stars
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Review – Temporary Arrangement by Karen Erickson

Temporary ArrangementGenre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Renaldis Series, Book 1
Downloaded my copy from Amazon for free on February 11th, 2013

Blurb
Look, but don’t touch…

The Renaldis

Alone and broke, Paige Stewart can’t believe her good luck. Who hires a virtual stranger out of a New York City coffee shop to care for their adorable grandson? Apparently Claudia Renaldi does.

Widower Matteo Renaldi isn’t pleased that his mother found a replacement nanny so soon after he fired the last one. Yet little Matty takes to Paige like no other nanny before. And Matteo can’t deny he’s quite taken with her as well. She’s beautiful. Sweet. And far, far too young for him.

There’s something about the gorgeously sexy Matteo that fills Paige with longing to break through his wall of formality and touch his softer side. But no one knows better than she that crushing on her boss is one thing. Acting on those feelings is forbidden. Foolish.

Inevitable…

Thoughts
I love Karen Erickson. I couldn’t wait to read this free read. Temporary Arrangement is a prelude to the Renaldis Series. I can’t wait for book 2 which is the full story of Paige and Matteo.

A tortured hero, who feels guilty over the fact his wife is dead and even guiltier over the fact that he doesn’t really miss her, Matteo spends all his spare time with his son, who is his life. After a string of nannies that haven’t worked out, Matteo’s mother comes to the states to help out with her grandson and the nanny search. When his mother hires one that she met in a coffee shop while interviewing others, without a background check or references or anything, Matteo is furious until he sees how his son reacts around her.

Kayla is extremely down on her luck. She’s broke and a long way from home. After being nearly raped, then dismissed from her job as a nanny (where she worked for a year), she’s close to calling home for help. Then an Angel in the guise of Claudia saves her.

There was too much heat for these two to fight it for too long. I hate that it was left with a cliffhanger, but I will definitely buy the next book as soon as it comes out.
Rating: 5 stars
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Review – Blood Oath by Charity Santiago

Blood OathGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Rapid City Wolves Series, Book 2
Borrowed my copy using Amazon Prime on May 28th, 2013

Blurb
Eve has claimed leadership of the Rapid City wolves, but her insistence on maintaining a platonic relationship with her beta werewolf, Max, has caused friction within the pack. Centuries-old tradition mandates that Eve and Max must be mates as well as co-leaders, but Eve’s heart and soul belong only to Jericho, the vampire that Max has sworn a blood oath to kill.

To make matters worse, Jericho has all but disappeared, and the only indication of any vampire’s presence in Rapid City is a sudden rash of brutal murders. Eve knows that claiming Max as her beta wounded Jericho deeply, but surely her decision wouldn’t drive her soulmate to start killing again…would it?

Thoughts
I read the first book and immediately had to go grab the second. And damn it, the third one isn’t out yet. Uhhhh! I love this series. I totally connected with Eve. I don’t understand how Jericho stays away from her for so long, but he definitely comes around when she needs him the most.

There is so much I want to say, but I don’t want to spoil the book for you and what I REALLY want to talk about would be a HUGE spoiler. Let’s just say there are twists and turns in this book that I didn’t see coming. I completely agree with Eve, even though at the beginning I didn’t see how she was upset over something that happened over a 100 years ago, I totally got it at the end.

Rating: 5 stars
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Review – Blood Lust by Charity Santiago

Blood LustGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Rapid City Wolves Series, Book 1
Bought my copy from Amazon for $3.99 on May 28th, 2013

Blurb
Eve came to Rapid City to escape her parents’ messy divorce, but what she finds in South Dakota exceeds her wildest dreams- and nightmares. After Eve is attacked by a wolf outside her grandmother’s house, she stumbles into a new and frightening existence as an alpha werewolf. Fated to lead the pack and obligated to choose a beta to lead beside her, Eve still cannot bring herself to forget Jericho, the mysterious vampire who saved her life. Will the wolves force Eve to choose between her destiny and her soulmate?

Thoughts
I really got into this book. I could totally relate to Eve’s plight. She was just trying to help out her grandma, when her whole life changes. Then, she soul bonds to her mortal enemy. That is so what would happen to me. I mean yes, she’s lucky she found her soul mate at 18, but really, how lucky is it that he’s a vampire when they are werewolves worst enemies, especially after she just gets turned into a werewolf.

I wanted to like Max and did at first, but he seems kind of manipulative now. I am buying the second book and reading it now. Look for its review tomorrow. Blood Lust definitely drew me in. I loved it and couldn’t stop reading.

Rating: 5 stars
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Review – More Than Friends by Jess Dee

More Than FriendsGenre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The More Than Series, Book 1
Bought my copy from Amazon for $4.99 on May 29th, 2013

Blurb
He was her best friend until he became her fantasy.

Lucy Lawson’s got it bad. Bad as in stunned speechless by the situation she’s in, by the feelings sitting on her chest, ready to explode. She’s in love with her best friend.

Problem is, telling Sebastian Blackford could destroy the best thing in her life, but the longer she keeps her feelings under wraps, the stronger the need to spill her secret.

The last thing Seb suspects is that his best mate is madly, wildly in love with him, or that he’s the star of her seriously dirty fantasies. Worse, he’s just started seeing someone he’d like to see again and Lucy knows it.

So why does her confession hit him like a runaway train? And why can’t he get her explicit description of her fantasies out of his mind? They’ve never been more than friends, but now that he knows how Lucy feels, everything is out of whack.

Seb figures it’s up to him to get their relationship back on track. He’ll do it too, just as soon as he establishes which track is the right one.

Warning: After reading this, you may just be tempted to jump your best friend. It’s recommended you keep your partner on speed dial or a toy with fresh batteries on standby.

Thoughts
I needed a lighter read after the book I read before this one and thought this would be perfect. It was just what I needed. Steamy hot chemistry and sex with some angst. It took a lot of balls for Lucy to tell Seb how she felt, and his reaction was less than perfect, in fact it was pretty much THE WORST. I can’t imagine how she felt.

Once they worked everything out, I was extremely happy. I didn’t need any extra drama or details, to me this was the perfect amount of everything.

Rating: 5 stars
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Review – Willing Sacrifice: A Paranormal Werewolf Fantasy by Cree Walker

Willing SacrificeGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Sugar and Spice Series, Book 2
Bought my copy from Amazon for $4.99 on May 29th, 2013

Blurb
Sugar is the widowed wife of Alpha werewolf Jack Coon. Werewolves mate for life, and normally when a mate dies the other is soon to follow, but Sugar won’t and Jack’s ghost isn’t giving up yet. He wants what every werewolf wants…a forever mate, and if Sugar won’t die naturally he’s willing to force the situation.

In this story Sugar makes several willing sacrifices for her freedom and that of her Pack – some of which that will haunt her forever, and one that puts her in debt to a Reaper.

Thoughts
I read the first book in this series, Whisper on a Scream (review here) and loved it.  I couldn’t wait to read the second book. Sugar is one strong as steel woman. I don’t know how she lives through everything she has. Then all the shit that hits her in this book, well let’s just say she is amazing.

I couldn’t decide if I liked Robert or not. He seemed like an ass for most of the book. In the end, Sugar finally gets some happiness and is finally loved the way she should be. I can’t imagine living with the secret of the price she bargained with the Reaper for. OMG. There has to be a third book. PLEASE CREE, I need MORE!

I cried, like literally bawled throughout most of this book. It’s a very emotional read. I’ve never cried like that while reading a book. When a book can bring out my emotions that strongly, to me it’s a very well written book that drew me into the characters so closely that I could literally feel their pain. I loved it.

Rating: 5 stars
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Testing Fate by Belinda Boring

Testing FateGenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Mystic Wolves Series, Book 3
Purchased my copy from Amazon for $2.99 on May 28th, 2013

Blurb
Nothing burns as bright as the flames of the refiner’s fire.

Moments after hearing the Council sentence her enemy to life imprisonment for attempted murder and illegal use of magic, Darcy is whisked away by the Fates—accused of tampering with destiny. The cherished dream she shared with Mason has been called into question, placing doubt about whether they are actually true mates. To resolve it, a price must be paid—the Heart or Death—a grueling series of tests designed to reveal a person’s worth.

The stakes are high and Darcy finds herself facing the unknown in conditions that leave her more vulnerable than she’s ever been. Separated from Mason and her Pack, with Devlin as her only companion, she is pushed to her very limits. She must succeed—or lose everything.

Will she crumble under the pressure or emerge stronger for testing fate?

Thoughts
I have read and loved all of the Mystic Wolves series. I was waiting on this book when I found out – it was already released. I was so excited I bought it immediately and started reading it. It hooked me right back into this story. I love Mason and Darcy. They’ve been put through the ringer and it just doesn’t quit. Ms. Boring has been killing me (and not so softly) with the cliffhanger endings in the first two books of the series. There’s another one here, but it’s not as bad. I can live with this one.

Devlin is my favorite secondary character. I can’t wait until he finds his love. He deserves it so much. I have a feeling he already has and just doesn’t see himself as good enough for whoever it is. I can’t wait to find out if I’m right. I love him.

Rating: 5 stars
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