Sunday, April 29, 2012

7. Review: Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones

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The Walker Brothers...

Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.

Dangerous Secrets --- Luke and Julie's story!

Being a divorce attorney for the rich and famous isn't all it's cracked up to be. Julie Harrison has learned that love doesn't last, and she's sworn never to make the same mistakes as her mother, or her clients. She uses the games men play to keep them at a distance. The only man who managed to break down her walls was Luke Walker, a Navy SEAL who loved her and left her, and changed her forever.

When Luke arrives back in New York, running Walker Security with his brothers and having left his Navy SEAL days behind, he sets his sights on Julie, the woman he's always wanted and couldn't have. Except, she runs from him every time he gets close.

But now, one of Julie's clients, a powerful judge, gets involved with a dangerous cartel, and his soon-to-be-ex wife ends up dead. Julie's next on the list, and she finds herself on the run from those who believe she knows too much, and counting on Luke to keep her alive. In the deepest, darkest moments of the night, passion will bring them together while danger threatens to tear them apart. Can Julie and Luke trust each other and find their happy ending before they find ... the end?


Her hand went to his wrist and heat darted up his arm, but it was the vulnerable, insecure look on her face that undid him. She didn't think he wanted her. Despite his attention, despite the kisses that would, and should have, set off a five-alarm blaze, she didn't know.

He slid his hand to her neck. "I only want one woman and that's you."

"Then act like it, Luke," she said, "because you're confusing me and I don't know what you want. I--"

He covered her mouth with his and for the first time since his return, he let her taste his desire, let her feel the hunger inside him that no one had sated since her. His hand slid over the sexy curve of her hip to the dip of her tiny waist.

Her arms wrapped around his neck, and she molded herself to his body. She was no longer vulnerable or timid. She was the seductress she could be, the seductress he knew had just lured him to the very place he'd sworn he wouldn't go. To the land of lust and forgetfulness where she ruled, where sex was a weapon, and a wall of separation grew despite the absence of clothing.

I want me a Seal or in this case an ex-Seal. Luke is definitely a sexy alpha hero and I want me one. He is so protective maybe a little overprotective and that is not good for Julie with her issues. Though this book can defintely stand on its own it left a few major issues unresolved and I am so hoping that the next brother's book will take care of that.  This book has it all romance, sex, suspense, sex, drama, and did I mention hot sex plus some truly scuzzy bad guys. If you love books with seals, sex, or suspense this series is a must read for you. And btw this book though it was part of a series it reads very well as a standalone.

Lisa sent me a digital copy of this book with the only requirement that I post an honest review. I give this book a 4 1/2 stars and am looking forward to the other two in this series.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

6. Review: Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston

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He's big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He's also about to get trapped by own his game. . .

Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that's turning Crush's lone-bear world upside down--and bringing his passion out of hibernation. . .

As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she's joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who's got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn't because Crush's stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways. . .

Let me just start by saying Jello Shots and bears don't mix well. Roflmfao at the opening scene of this book had my hubby looking at me like I had lost it. It wasn't the first time he's done that when I'm reading one of Shelly's books and probably won't be the last. I want a bear like Crush.  A bad ass bike man bear who is honest as the day is long. He is totally nice guy and well let's just say that the same can't be said for Marcella "Bare Kuckles" Malone. She's totally my kind of heroine. She doesn't take no crap from anyone and loves to mess with folks. I really like that about her. We didn't learn much about the bad guy in this book except that he's a smart, ruthless, full-human that likes to hunt and stuff shifters. Not good at all and even though they didn't get him this time I am hopeful that the next book will take care of him. What I like this series is that each book is about a different couple but that you also get caught up with the others in this series in each book. Don't know about you but I seriously want Hannah's book but may have to wait since she's young by any standards.
I bought this book for my reading pleasure and what a pleasure it was. I give it 5 stars.

Friday, April 13, 2012

5. Review: Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison

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Oracle’s Moon

As a second daughter, Grace Andreas never had to worry about the intrigues of the Elder Races. But when her sister, Petra, and Petra’s husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister’s two young children – neither of which she is prepared for.

Yet, she is not alone. Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid – driven by his genuine caring for the children – has decided to make himself a part of the household both as their guardian and as an exasperating counterpoint to Grace’s impudence toward the Elder Races.

But when an attempt is made on Grace’s life, she realizes that Khalil is the only one who can protect her – and offer her more than a mortal man…

I loved Grace in this book. She is a very strong individual. Even though she knew there was a possibility of her becoming the Oracle she definitely didn't expect it since her older sister wasn't much older that her and inherited those powers. But when her sister died become the Oracle she did and she also gladly took on the responsibility of raising her young niece and nephew without much support financial or otherwise. And when Khalil enters her live she is not overly impressed with him nor is he with her. But as these get to know each other and Khalil especially goes about figuring out how to interact with humans especially little manipulative ones like Grace's niece they finally come to an understanding.  I love the way Khalil gets Grace the financial wherewithal to support herself and the kiddos that she needs all the while proving that she can depend on him.. what we learned about the Oracle's powers in the last book helps us understand how Grace takes the Oracle's power in a wholly different way and I suspect this will be useful to the Elder Races in the coming books more than we can tell right now. Her special twist on those powers was a little convenient to the story but loved it non the less. At least she didn't go around saying I see dead people lol.

I bought this book for my personal enjoyment and I give it a 4.5 stars. If you've not read this series what are you waiting on run to the nearest book store. These books are one the best series I discovered last year.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

4. Review Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh is back in the shadows of a deadly, beautiful world where angels rule, vampires serve, and one female hunter must crawl out of the darkness to survive...

The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past...but Dmitri's need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel's right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality...the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting...and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more...
This book is in the same world as Elena and Raphael but Dimitri is no Raphael. He's a very dangerous man and Honor has been through at lot but man when she starts taking care of herself and living her life. She takes on the biggest bad around. I love the way she stood up to Dimitri and wouldn't take any of his crap. After you figure out what is going on you realize that they are perfect for each other no matter the age difference. I am glad we get to see more of this world that just Raphael and Elena's story. And we also see where Dimitri and Raphael met. Love these tidbits. I hope Ms Singh continues this trend. I wouldn't mind seeing books about most of the angels we met so far. I bought this book myself for my own personal pleasure and give it a solid 4 stars.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April To Read List

Page Count Contest

I joined the April Page Count Contest over at Reading Angel and am hoping this will increase my reading this month and also my review. I am determined to read/review and then enter the page count in the contest. Wish me luck. I have about 8 books I've read that I need to review and am hoping to get those caught up this month. It might go faster if blogger was as agreeable as it was when I first signed up lol. But its so hard to post covers now. But I am slowly working my way through them.

April Reading list
Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston
Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler
Switched by Amanda Hocking
Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison
Darker after Midnight by Lara Adrian
Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck
Death Magic by Eileen Wilks
Midnight Enchantment by Anya Bast
Night Magic by Jennifer Lyon

Trance by Kelly Meding.