Category: Contemporary/Historical Romance

Fun reads and the Alpha male

Posted May 7, 2014 by Victoria in 2013-Reviews, Contemporary/Historical Romance / 0 Comments

I’ve been waiting forever for Julie James’s book, It Happened One Wedding and it did not disappoint. This book was entirely too much fun and so well-written with the witty dialogue, it left me in a feel-good coma. 18136549 5-star-rating What a way to yank me out of a reading slump! If you are looking for a gritty book, this is not it. If you are looking for a hero with a dark past that can’t get into a relationship, this is not it. If you are looking for an angsty read caused by stupid miscommunication, this is not it. The plot of “It happened one wedding” is nothing new—a player not looking for a long-term relationship and a woman who had been burned by a past relationship and is hell-bent on looking for Mr. Right—however, the author’s flawless writing and her knack for witty banter will guarantee you an easy read that will have you grinning from ear-to-ear until your jaw hurts. I should know . . . that’s what happened to me. 🙂
There was a point when Sidney and Vaughn frustrated me, I mean I wanted to scream into my e-Reader and say “Are you two so freaking blind? You’re made for each other!” But thankfully, Ms. James wrapped it up in a way that made me believe how the characters finally realized what they were feeling. 
For those looking for a steamy read, this doesn’t have pages and pages of explicit sex scenes, which in most books I tend to skim by the third one, but I assure you Sidney and Vaughn’s verbal sparring makes for some awesome foreplay. 😀

What I also loved was the ribbing from Cade and Huxley—looks like the table has turned on Vaughn. 

Okay, I’m grinning from ear to ear again. If you want a classic, fun read, with some light angst, great writing, smart characters … don’t waste a second and pick this up now. 🙂

 

This other book is by a new to me author, A. P. Jensen. I came upon a free book of hers, which I liked, but the ending could have been better. So I went looking for her other books because I liked her style of no-fluff and her heroes were quite alpha. I nearly didn’t read Hell on Heels Christmas because the cover screamed chick-lit not really romance. Boy was I wrong. Fun characters, and if you like an alpha male caveman, you gotta take a load of Brooks, you won’t be disappointed. Now this book is quirky and clean . . . yes, I did a count of the F-word, nada, nil, zero . . . and the cock count was 1. Don’t let that deter you, I say if an author can avoid those words and still write strong engaging dialogue, she’s got real talent.  18996004 5-star-ratingI was pleasantly surprised when I came upon this author’s books yesterday. This is the fourth book I’ve read. I like her writing style, not much fluff, so I never have to skim.
Hell on Heels is a fun, engaging read involving interesting characters. Regan and Brooks were always that couple. However, when Brooks proposed when she was nineteen, she was struck with panic. She wasn’t ready to settle down and had that wanderlust gene in her so she said no. Fast-forward 10 years—is she ready to settle down?
I wasn’t expecting the no-prisoners, caveman, throw-over-the-shoulder alpha that was Brooks. After all, he did let the girl get away in the first place. Boy was I jumping with glee. With a girl as spunky as Regan—she had a reputation as a hell raiser, known as having a mean right hook—only a guy like Brooks can tame her and pin her down and this time he has no intention of letting her get away. Let the pursuit begin. 🙂
There are also her exes—a rockstar and a French photographer who remain her best friends, and an ex-fiance douche bag billionaire, so we do have fodder for some ear-smoking jealous, fist-clenching, claim-my-woman scenarios. 😉

I really can’t wait for more from this author. I realized I should have read this first before Songwriter, rock star Johnny was also in that one so I’m wondering if he’s getting a book, or he’ll be forever the reason all the main guys get jealous. 🙂

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Great Trilogy

Posted October 30, 2013 by Victoria in Contemporary/Historical Romance, New Adult/Young Adult / 0 Comments

Here’s a fantastic trilogy for you. It’s different. It has a love triangle. An unusual one. One man is dark, one is light. One is unpredictable, the other is true. It’s romance and suspense, just the way I like it.

sinsandneedles shootingscars boldtricks

4-star-rating

The trilogy is more of a 4.5 star read for me.

Here is my review for Bold Tricks:

This was a satisfying and epic finish to this trilogy. This could be one of my favorite series this year. It was action-packed, punctuated with interesting self-reflection and discovery by Ellie—who she really loves and who is the man for her. Camden continues to prove that he would do anything for Ellie whether she chooses him or not, he stayed true, he was her constant as was Gus. There are some big revelations toward the end, although I kind of figured it out. The sex scenes were hot, I will never look at mud the same again. Ahhh, Camden, you are such a swoon-worthy hero. I wasn’t so sure of him in the beginning, I thought he was too wimpy to hack it in book 1, but we’ve seen his growth throughout the books as a soulful tattoo artist to one serious badass.

Javier, ah, what a complex character he was, but I did not buy his character development in the third book.

The other books in the series:

On Every Street – a novella

Sins and Needles

Shooting Scars – I loved this alternate Ellie and Camden point of view.

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Military Ops romances

Posted September 5, 2013 by Victoria in 2013-Reviews, Contemporary/Historical Romance / 0 Comments

I’ve been on a military ops kick lately and I’ve gone through much of Cindy Gerard’s books and some of Lora Leigh. So I’m bringing you my favorites of the bunch.

First up.

withnoremorse

5-star-rating

With No Remorse – Cindy Gerard

Loved, loved this book.

I loved this book. The story, the writing and Luke Colter. I’ve been curious about Luke “Doc Holliday” Colter’s story since Risk No Secrets when he suffered an almost fatal gut shot. Ever since his near-death-experience, Luke believed he’s lost the edge and when some incident happens on a train he had felt like bailing instead of facing the bad guys head on feeling and thought that someone else should play the hero. But, you can never keep an good man down and Luke comes through and puts his life at risk to save a boy … which turns out to be Valentina – an international supermodel whose one name is synonymous with Beyonce and Madonna —instantly recognizable. Funny thing is Luke’s alway been a big fan so this is like a dream come true except bad guys are after her. I found the plot very interesting and it did not lose my interest at all. Sometimes with romantic suspense, the suspense part loses my interest and I start skimming those pages but with this I kept to every word. And it had to do with Cindy Gerard’s writing. The way she writes descriptions are so evocative you actually see, hear, smell exactly what your characters are sensing. I usually hate reading descriptions, but here I found myself absorbing every word.
I thoroughly enjoyed Luke’s self-deprecating humor. He is not bossy and is very respectful about Valentina’s wishes, but rather than getting turned off, I found it endearing. Okay, he does get bossy when it mattered but the thing is, Luke is a really great guy and I did not miss the uber Alpha male for a change. I think he makes up for it with his smart mouth and his badassery.
I also liked Valentina. She is this gorgeous model that is every man’s wet dream, but she isn’t superficial. Although, there were times I got annoyed with her indecisiveness regarding what she wanted with Luke, she came through in the end. She is a good blend of vulnerable as well as strong.
The sex scenes were short and sweet. I wanted more of an extended ending, I felt I needed to see how they both were after all the guns, explosives and such. But I’m not reducing the rating a single star, this is a great read!

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4-star-rating

Wild Card – Lora Leigh

Okay now. You all think I probably bought this book because of the cover. Well, I will not deny that it helped. But …

This was a great story and my first by author Lora Leigh. I really liked how possessive Noah Blake was and that Sabella stood up to him for the most part. The twist comes out early in the story and the reader is left waiting and waiting for the secret to come out. I was all set to give this story five stars except some of the scenes, especially the sex scenes were repetitive and way too long. Again, this my first book by this author so I don’t know if this is typical. And though I liked how alpha Noah was, his indecision about what he wanted with Sabella drove me nuts. I mean make up your mind already, it couldn’t be that hard.
Sex scenes are explicit.

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Pamela Clare I-Team series

Posted July 31, 2013 by Victoria in 2013-Reviews, Contemporary/Historical Romance / 0 Comments

Are you tired of all the cliffhangers? Well, here’s a great series to read. I read this backwards. I started with Breaking Point. My review is here.

Naked Edge

4-star-rating

When I read about Gabe’s fearless stuntman antics in Breaking Point, I just had to read his book. I’m glad I did!
Gabe is we they call a rock jock and adrenaline junkie. He’s also sworn off love and marriage and prefers to have meaningless sex. This was because his fiancee died three years ago but there was a little mystery regarding the circumstances of her death.
Kat is part Navajo and I really liked her. I usually do not like a damsel in distress but she has her own strengths and I like how she could see through Gabe’s BS. She does not want casual sex and is saving herself for her “other half.” Which doesn’t make Gabe a candidate at all.
Gabe wants to protect Kat from whoever is trying to kill her and the situation throws them together. Excellent sexual tension and what a climatic ending.

Also a great read was  Extreme Exposure. This was the first of the series, and Kara McMillian is a hard-nosed investigative reporter on the trail of some corporate evil-doers that are getting people sick. Think Erin Brockovich. Senator Reece Sheridan is hot straight-senator on the outside, dirty talker on the inside. 😉 I wish all our lawmakers were like him. The chemistry and sexual tension between the two is scorching. Although, I didn’t agree with how Kara did her job (with a young son, I would think it’ll be a big no-no to go after people who are ruthless) and want to scream at her at how she got herself in some situations, the resolution was satisfying.

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Fire and Ice an extended epilogue

Posted July 28, 2013 by Victoria in Contemporary/Historical Romance, Fire and Ice / 0 Comments

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Download PDF Fire and Ice: an extended epilogue

Download for free at Smaswords here (for all other readers like iPad and Kindle, Sony etc.)

Blurb:

Jack takes drastic measures to mitigate his fears with Maia’s risky job and his fiancée is furious. When two strong-willed people clash, sparks will fly. Will his jealousy and overprotectiveness burn their relationship to ashes or will they transcend these challenges and share an extraordinary love?

*Strong sexual content and language. Short story erotic romance, 12,800 words.

*This is not a standalone and expands on the events at the ending of Fire and Ice that ran concurrently with Beneath the Fire.

Q & A about Fire and Ice an extended epilogue

Is this book a standalone?

No. This book is the only one in the series that is not a standalone. The events here will make more sense if you have read Fire and Ice because the timeline falls under the ending of that book. Some events from Beneath the Fire are also mentioned here.

Do I need to read this before Silver Fire?

No. All my other books are written as a standalone, however you will realize some foreshadowing in this book that would make sense once you’ve read Silver Fire.

Why did you write an extended Epilogue?

The idea came to me when my friend read an advance copy of Beneath the Fire and said, “you need to write a Jack and Maia wedding now, your readers will expect it.” Problem was, Silver Fire was already written and there was no way I can insert the wedding without messing with the flow of the story.

Are there action scenes in this book?

There is one short mission in this book. Keep in mind that this is a short story, probably half the length of Beneath the Fire. The story will concentrate on Jack and Maia’s relationship.

Are there sex scenes?

What do you think? 😉

How explicit are the sex scenes?

Very. Those who read Beneath the Fire only and wanted more will be happy with the scenes in the book. The novella’s sex scenes were mild because it was a New Adult book. Those who have read Fire and Ice will be treated to a bit more. When I wrote my first book, I was thinking that my friends and family will be reading my book, so I held back. But after I received comments from my friends and they called me a “porn writer” anyway, I decided to let my writing voice lead me where it wanted to go. 🙂

Is this book professionally edited?

I used this book as a learning experience (experimenting with style, improving my voice etc.) and sent the first two chapters to a professional editor to coach me on this. The rest was self-edited.

*Note all my other books that are for sale had been professionally edited.

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Fire and Ice (an extended epilogue) cover

Posted July 26, 2013 by Victoria in Contemporary/Historical Romance, Fire and Ice / 0 Comments

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* Book Cover by: Robin Ludwig Design

Almost done with my free short story that expands on the events of the four months later at the end of Fire and Ice. 🙂 Folks who’ve read Beneath the Fire probably have an inkling what this may be all about. There is little action in this book and will concentrate more on Jack and Maia’s relationship. Explicit sex scenes and relationship discussions take up almost half of the book.  😉  12,800 words.

Blurb:

Jack takes drastic measures to mitigate his fears with Maia’s risky job and his fiancée is furious. When two strong-willed people clash, sparks are bound to fly. Will his jealousy and overprotectiveness burn their relationship to ashes or will they transcend these challenges to share an extraordinary love?

*Strong sexual content and language. Short story erotic romance, 12,800 words.

*This is not a standalone expanding on the events at the ending of Fire and Ice that run concurrently with Beneath the Fire.

Excerpt:

Maia’s three-inch heels were having trouble keeping up with Jack’s long strides.  Jack had not said a word since they left the bar and simply held her hand tightly as he pulled her beside him on the sidewalk. He turned into a deluxe boutique hotel. 

She dug in her heels and pulled on her arm. 

“Jack,” she hissed. “What are you doing?”

He yanked her into his chest. “Takes five minutes to get to the car, fifteen minutes to get out of Georgetown and twenty minutes to get home. I’m not waiting to put my cock inside you, Maia.” Jack’s eyes glittered with determination and heated intensity that caused her sex to spasm. When she just gaped at him, he growled,“Good, we’re on the same page.”

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Silver Fire ~ Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Posted July 15, 2013 by Victoria in Contemporary/Historical Romance, Guardian Series, Silver Fire / 0 Comments

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Here it is! The cover for Silver Fire! I hope you love it as much as I do. My thanks to Robin Ludwig Design for such a beautiful cover.

Blurb

What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an entire city?
Sophie Marie Leroux is a genius nuclear physicist who runs Silver Fire Research, a laboratory that has developed the technology to enrich Zefinium—an element so versatile, it can be used as an infinite power source. It is also rumored to be an alternative to weaponized plutonium. Certain factions want to see that research buried, and the only way to make it happen is to get rid of Sophie. But greed has brought out sinister forces that may just coerce her into building the most lethal weapon since the nuclear bomb.
Derek Lockwood has avoided commitment all his life. His past involvements in high-risk missions with the Army Special Forces and Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) are not exactly building blocks for meaningful relationships. Now an executive for a defense company, he finds himself attracted to his new business partner. An angel with a mind like Einstein—Sophie just may be the one woman who will have him forsake all others.
However, behind Sophie’s brilliant mind lurks a dark past, and Derek will need all his intellectual and sensual expertise to break through her emotional minefield.

Excerpt

*the manuscript is currently being edited and some words/lines may change or be omitted. Also this excerpt contain some sexual content.

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Super Alphas

Posted July 11, 2013 by Victoria in 2013-Reviews, Contemporary/Historical Romance, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

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4-star-rating

 

MacRieve. More like 4.5 stars. Once again, Kresley Cole gives us one sexy lykae in Macrieve. He was seriously messed up not only from his involvement in his parents death but also from his stint at the Order’s research facility. With no one to seek revenge on, he couldn’t wish sooner for death. Enter Chloe Todd and I’m stating right here if it wasn’t for the strength of the heroine I would have hated this book. Because Macrieve really tested my patience and I wanted to scream at him to get over it: “you’re a 900-year old Lykae for heaven’s sake.” I loved, loved Chloe and my heart ached for her almost for the entire book, but she was such a breath of fresh air. The way she handled herself in the face of Macrieve’s assholeness will have you rooting for her the entire time.
He wasn’t an asshole in the beginning, you could actually see how sweet he was after finding his mate, but something happened that made him turn against Chloe and he was almost cruel to her. Grrr, I almost wanted to reach into my e-reader and wring his neck. I wanted to scream at Chloe “Make him grovel!”
Anyway, Macrieve made up for it in the end in the most sexy and steamy way. Sigh, you cannot stay mad at these lykae forever.

This Man Confessed

 

5-star-rating

 

This Man Confessed. I love crazy, neurotic, OTT protective, jealous and possessive Jesse Ward. There is simply no other mindset going in when reading this book. You just have to accept the way the man is, otherwise you’re going to rationalize that his relationship with Ava is unhealthy and destructive. But for these two, there is no other way they can exist. That is how their relationship is and always will be: crazy, intense, retribution sex and sense f*cks. 😉
The author’s writing is superb and I’m so glad that she has cut back on Jesse saying “Watch your mouth”. We get more than a glimpse of the wedding and Jesse non-adherence to tradition. I have to admit that I rolled my eyes with what he did at the wedding but hey, this is Jesse Ward, he is ott. I’m still wrapping my mind around why Ava reacted the way she did when Jesse finally admitted something. This had always bothered me from the previous book, she’s pretty smart and she did admit to having her suspicions, but how she reacted afterwards was OTT.. .maybe Jesse is rubbing off on her. I just felt the drama was forced and had not warranted such reaction.
There are numerous unresolved issues from the past books that come back to haunt them to the point of threatening Ava’s life which led to more of Jesse’ hair pulling (seriously, I fear for this man’s hair, LOL!). And there are twists that happen that finally explain why Jesse is the way he is.
I felt that the book was a bit too long and I found myself skimming some pages. But when you get to the good scenes, they are fantastic.
I was ready to give this book 4 stars but holy f*ck!ng hell … that epilogue? That epilogue just made the book! It was written from Jesse POV and it was f*ck!ng brilliant, I fell in love with our man, Jesse all over again. sigh…

The first two books in the trilogy.

This Man

Beneath this Man

 

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Great alpha male reads this week

Posted July 6, 2013 by Victoria in Contemporary/Historical Romance / 0 Comments

I’ve been on a short book binge lately (200 pages and less). I found a couple of hot steamy reads from Entangled Publishing, the same publishing house that gave us “Officer off Limits”.

Listing them this way, I’ve realized that 1-click button on Amazon really gets me into trouble. These were my reads from this week alone. I had some free time because I was waiting for another edit for Silver Fire from a friend who happens to be a trauma counselor and English major.  She gave me some insight into my characters’ development. Great stuff. Yes, I’ve done what I’m calling my merge-edit. And should be starting the main edit today. In the meantime:

1. Private Practice ~ Samantha Becke 5-star-rating

I’d been searching all day for a quick and sexy read and Private practice did not disappoint. This book was smart, funny and the writing was engaging. Ellie Swann recently moved back to her home town to find out that Roger—her lifelong crush—was finally free of his engagement but rumor has it that the breakup was because his sexual proclivities had become more intense. Enter Tyler Longfoot—who was always known as the town’s bad boy (and whose nickname is “Footlong” *fans self*, Ellie was always known as the bookish awkward girl in high school.) Tyler and Ellie make a bargain, she avoids reporting his gunshot wound to the sheriff (she could lose her medical license) in exchange for five lessons on how to be a wild girl in bed and bring a man to his knees.
Straight up, I love stories like this where the h thinks she’s in love with someone else and the H is trying to help her win the other guy. We all know what will happen, right? 😉
Anyway, Ellie is adorably dorky as she treats the whole sex lessons very academically, she even makes a curriculum and I have to just laugh at Tyler’s inner thoughts on what he thought about all the chapters Ellie’s marked off on the sex book they were using. And their discussion of the different chapters was hilarious. I did feel bad for Tyler. I mean the guy is seriously hot but inwardly he was getting tired of being treated as nothing but good for sex and nothing more.
This was a refreshing read, there was no real mean villain, no stupid misunderstanding and is just a great book that will have you grinning from ear to ear. And the sex was hot. The author is now on my auto-buy list! 🙂

2. Lover Undercover ~ Samantha Becke ~4-star-rating

I enjoyed the first book more because there was more humor in it and the plot in this was a bit predictable. I did like Trevor, yummy alpha male detective and all. Could not connect that much with Kylie. The sexy scenes were sizzling especially the part with the lap dance. This was a great read and look forward to more from this author.

3. No Strings Attached ~ Nicollete Day ~4-star-rating

This was the perfect read for when you’re enjoying your coffee on the weekend before starting errands. It hot and sexy, there was enough background to feel connected with the characters to know what’s at stake.

4. Playing the Part ~ Robin Covington ~ 5-star-rating

I loved this book! What great characters. Piper James is a romance novelist whose helping out Sexiest Man alive and actor Mick Blackwell make the transition from bankable action star to oscar-worthy dramatic actor of a film adaptation of one of her books. Piper is wary of starting anything with Mick because of a scandalous past that nearly ended her career. Mick wasn’t taking no for an answer so they agree on just-sex, no strings attached kind of hookup. I love this kind of tropes especially when it’s the h that’s fighting the relationship. 🙂
There were a couple of conflicts, I could have done without the cheesy epilogue, but overall it did not detract from the overall enjoyment of the book.

5. Down for the Count ~ Christine Bell ~4-star-rating

I think I have another auto-buy author. This book is filled with great characters. Lacey was a good girl who did not want to take risks and always followed what her family wanted. All is about to change when she discovers her groom in a closet with one of her bridesmaids. What follows is a night of re-evaluation and dares and she finds herself on her honeymoon destination with her best friend’s sexy brother Galen. What happens next is a sensual vacation, of sexual tension, great sex and a funny incident with another couple. Anyway, great read and of course I already bought the next book which is about Galen’s sister.

6. Down and Dirty ~ Christine Bell ~ 4-star-rating

Straight-up, I love Cat even if I wanted to slap her a couple of times. She’s brave, spunky and quite the adrenalin junkie. She’s afraid to settle down with one guy because she’s afraid of giving up her dreams or that he may stymie her and control her. Enter the delicious Shane Decker who had loved Cat for some time and was hoping after all these years she had finally grown up. And there’s the conflict, Cat is attracted to Shane but is scared that he may just be the man who will make her not her. One thing I love about Shane is he doesn’t give up easily. I like my h to be hard-to-get although even for me Cat was a bit over-the-top. But I do like the ending and I love Shane’s mom! 🙂

7. Under the Covers ~ Rebecca Zanatti 5-star-rating

I absolutely loved this book. I did not want it to end. First of all Quinn Lodge – total alpha male. Not only that, he’s the sheriff in town, his family owns a ranch and oh my god what a dirty talker. He bosses our heroine, Juliet, around and for some reason it’s hot. Don’t worry, Juliet is quite spunky and even if Quinn tells her what to do, she doesn’t always listen. 😉 Anyway, I loved the dynamics and it was so funny how the whole town seemed to try to get them together when the h/H were on the outs. There’s some mild suspense that had to do with mobster involved and became the main conflict between the h/H. The sex scenes were scorching, Great supporting characters and it’s setting up for future books. Now I want to get myself a Montana cowboy.
I haven’t read the first book, but I’m about to rectify that.

8. Against the Wall ~ Rebecca Zanatti ~ 4-star-rating

I enjoyed this book, although not as much as the 2nd book of the series. I’m not sure why, maybe because there was a more interesting plot in the second book. Anyway, what I loved in this book was Jake Lodge. I mean can you have a more yummy alpha male than him. Let’s see, he’s an ex-Army Ranger. He’s also high-powered lawyer wearing an Armani suit. But on his free time he is a cowboy who owns a ranch, he wears chaps and he wrestles bulls to the ground and he’s good at it. Makes me want to move to Montana and lasso myself a cowboy. 🙂 Sophie was a likeable heroine, she’s a golf course designer and Jake is opposing the development of one because of its possible destruction to the beauty of their land. They start off as no-strings attached sex but suddenly they want more. The question is will Sophie give up her big city life or is Jake willing to move his daughter to the big city away from all his family just to be with Sophie. The supporting characters are awesome and we catch a glimpse of the the other brothers and Hawk.

* Next week, “This Man Confessed” and “MacRieve”!

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Breaking Point and Officer Off limits

Posted June 27, 2013 by Victoria in 2013-Reviews, Contemporary/Historical Romance / 1 Comment

I always like reading about men-in-uniform. They’re my favorite alphas, there’s something swoon-worthy about a man who can protect his woman, don’t you think?

Breaking Point
Breaking Point

4-star-rating

 

Breaking Point ~ Pamela Clare

This is my first book I read from this author and I loved it. You could tell that the book was well-researched. Although there were parts where I thought there were too much information, I think as a reader you can choose to read or to skim, I did not think it affected my enjoyment of the story because there is plenty of interesting plot and action.
I do like how badass Zach McBride was, so yes there is violence but it’s expected with this genre. I also loved Natalie, she could take care of herself when she needed to. There were interesting secondary characters but what stood out for me was the bromance between Marc and Julian.

The conflict ending was very climatic and the epilogue satisfying.

Officer Off Limits
Officer Off Limits

5-star-ratingOfficer Off Limits ~ Tessa Bailey

I was looking for a fun quick read and I saw one of my friends on GR reading a new Tessa Bailey book. I mean, how did I not know about this? Anyway, the author is an auto-buy for me because I simply love her brand of Alpha Males. Overprotective, insanely jealous and possessive. And Daniel Chase fits the mold in every way. You know what else I love about this series? Men in Uniform. I’ve realized I’ve thrown over my billionaire business man in favor of heroes in law enforcement or who have been in the military. Something about being an alpha badass.
Anyway, Story Brooks, the heroine, was no shrinking violet either. She was recently dumped by her fiancé, but felt an attraction to Daniel almost immediately. The problem was Daniel was a protegé of her father, Jack, which made him off limits. Anyway, the book had the author’s trademark panty melting, scorching sex scenes and sexual tension.
There was also great banter between Daniel, Brett and Matt (his partners) and I just laughed at the ‘panty move’ reference. I like that there was humor specially with the missed sexual opportunities. Also, Jack’s subtle warnings to Daniel—I alway love the old-fashioned overprotective dad—and using baseball to get his point across— :D. However in this, I was not expecting the twist. Hah! All I can say is we’re dealing with hostage negotiators and reverse psychology after all.
The length of the novel was just right. It spared me skim-worthy emotional monologues and left me devouring every page of great sex scenes, hot Alpha male and smart heroine and a great scene in the end. Yes, five freaking stars! 🙂

 

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