along-came-a-rogueTitle:  Along Came A Rogue
Series:  The Secret Life of Scoundrels #2
Author:  Anna Harrington
Genre:  Historical, Regency Romance
Published:  February 22, 2016
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

THE WICKEDEST SECRET…
Major Nathaniel Grey is free to bed whomever he wants, whenever he chooses, and that’s exactly how he likes it. His only loyalties are to country and the two friends he served with—brothers he’d do anything for. So when one of them is gravely injured and asking for his little sister, Grey will move heaven and earth to bring her home. He’s greeted not by the gangly girl he remembers, but a stunningly beautiful woman holding a loaded musket. And he’s utterly captivated by her…

IS A SECRET SEDUCTION
Once upon a time, Emily would have loved nothing more than a stolen hour with her brother’s best friend, the dashing officer who captured her heart and soul. But things are different now—and so is she. Gone is the eager young woman who believed in love. In her place is a widow weighed down with secrets who desperately needs to disappear before they’re revealed. But Grey’s sinfully sexy smile offers protection unlike anything she’s ever known, tempting her to risk everything . . . even her heart.

Titles in this series include:  Dukes Are Forever, Along Came A Rogue, How I Married A Marquess

Read on for my thoughts on Along Came A Rogue.  No true spoilers, promise.

through-the-veilTitle:  Through The Veil
Series:  The Aisling Chronicles #1
Author:  Colleen Halverson
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  February 22, 2016
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing LLC (Select Otherworld)
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale. Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants more than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. But after the ancient Irish text she’s studying turns out to be more than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead. And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half-Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.

As Commander of Trinity’s elite warriors, Finn O’Connell isn’t used to having his authority challenged. He doesn’t know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody. When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth’s abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he’ll risk everything to help her.

At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making. Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds her.

Read on for my thoughts on Through The Veil.  No true spoilers, promise.

discovery-of-desireTitle:  Discovery of Desire
Series:  London Explorers #2
Author:  Susanne Lord
Genre:  Historical Romance
Published:  September 6, 2016
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

AN EXPLORER LOST…
To the East India Company, he’s the ideal explorer: unwed, uncomplaining, strong as an ox and profitable. There’s nothing Seth Mayhew can’t find—until his sister disappears en route to India. The expedition is the first he fears he may fail, until he discovers a valuable, and irresistible, ally sailing on the same ship to Bombay.

A LADY FOUND…
But Wilhelmina Adams is on an expedition of her own—for a husband. With six sisters, no dowry and no marriage prospects in her Derbyshire village, Bombay promises a husband and security. But assisting a dangerously distracting explorer won’t improve her prospects.

A LOVE DISCOVERED…
It’s an inevitable partnership, but the winds of fate are ever changing. Adventures that begin in the bazaars of Bombay can diverge to the slums of London and patchwork fields of England. And at each port of call, Seth and Mina will have to risk everything to unearth the heart’s greatest prize.

Titles in this series include:  In Search of Scandal, Discovery of Desire

Read on for my thoughts on Discovery of Desire.  No true spoilers, promise.

roadside-assistanceTitle:  Roadside Assistance
Series:  Body Shop Bad Boys #2
Author:  Marie Harte
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 6, 2016
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Foley Sanders figured he’ll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him bewitched and intrigued-much to her annoyance.

Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed, super-hot mechanic next door. But she’s tired of feeling defensive about her size and has sworn off men. She’s got a new job, new life, perfect plan. Foley has trouble written all over him-no way is she going to fall for his charms.

Foley might look like a bad idea, but underneath, he’s all gentleman. Too bad Cyn’s not buying it. What’s a bad boy to do when the goddess of his dreams won’t give him the time of day?

Titles in this series include: Test Drive, Roadside Assistance, Zero to Sixty

Read on for my thoughts on Roadside Assistance.  No true spoilers, promise.

book n rose in redVacations are a wonderful invention, but like all good things they eventually come to a close.

Now it’s back to the books – the reviewing of novels – for me.

I had my fun, an amazing trip, a visit to the Las Vegas edition of the Titanic Exhibit – which was simply stunning and moving beyond words… but I did spend some time on the Kindle, so it’s back to the non-vacation fun stuff for me.

…and I have to admit, it’s going to be a really good feeling to sleep in my own bed tonight *grin*

vegasSometimes you just gotta cut  loose – so I’m heading to Vegas, baby.  Gamble?  Nah, I’m guaranteed to lose but there is more in Sin City than gambling.   Plus the surrounding area is stunningly beautiful so some day trips are happening as well.

I hope you all have a safe and fun week – and I’ll be back in touch next Wednesday.

Viva Las Vegas!   (in my poorly done imitation of Elvis.  *grin*)

fully-ignitedTitle:  Fully Ignited
Series:  Boston Fire #3
Author:  Shannon Stacey
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 23, 2016
Publisher:  Carina Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When Jamie Rutherford takes a temporary assignment as lieutenant of Boston Fire’s Engine 59, she doesn’t anticipate any problems. She’s been in the fire service for a long time and, even though she’s fairly new to Boston, she knows how to make any firehouse her home. What she’s not prepared for is her reaction to firefighter Scott Kincaid.

Scott is looking for a wife. It’s been a fun ride as a single guy, but he’s tired of being the third wheel, and nearly losing his brother-in-law finally made him realize just how much he wants a family of his own. When the new guy at the firehouse turns out to be a capable, confident and very attractive woman, his plan is completely derailed.

Hooking up with a fellow firefighter has never been part of Jamie’s plan, but she’s tempted by Scott—even though getting involved with him could tarnish the reputation she’s worked so hard for. And Scott can’t stop thinking about Jamie, despite the fact that she’s his superior and not sticking around. Chemistry can crush the best-laid plans, though, and while Jamie and Scott might not be each other’s future…there’s no resisting the right now.

Boston Fire Series titles:  Heat Exchange, Controlled Burn, Fully Ignited

Read on for my thoughts on Fully Ignited.  No true spoilers, promise.

youre-the-one-that-i-wantTitle:  You’re The One That I Want
Series:  Nashville Connections #4
Author:  Angela Britnell
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 13, 2016
Publisher:  Choc Lit
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

What if you didn’t want to fake it any more?

When Sarah, a teacher from Cornwall, and Matt, a businessman from Nashville, meet on a European coach tour, they soon find themselves in a relationship …

Except it’s a fake relationship. Because Matt is too busy for romance, and Sarah is only trying to make her cheating ex-husband jealous … isn’t she?

As Matt and Sarah complete their tour of Europe, they do all the things real couples are supposed to do – from visiting fairy-tale castles in Germany to recreating the scene from Romeo and Juliet in Verona. And, of course, for every picturesque destination there’s a loved-up selfie and Facebook post to match.

But as their holiday comes to an end, Sarah and Matt realize that they’re not happy with their pretend relationship. Perhaps, they want the real thing.

Series titles:  What Happens In Nashville, The Wedding Reject Table, Love Me For A Reason, You’re The One That I Want.

Read on for my thoughts on You’re The One That I Want.  No true spoilers, promise.

her-rogue-alphaTitle:  Her Rogue Alpha
Series:  X-Ops #5
Author:  Paige Tyler
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Published:  September 6, 2016
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Former Special Forces Lieutenant Jayson Harmon can’t believe that his war scars don’t matter to beautiful feline shifter Layla Halliwell. Why would she saddle herself with a broken man?

But Layla knows that Jayson is a hero to the core, and that only she can heal his wounded soul. So when Jayson is deployed on another deadly mission, no way is Layla staying behind…

Read on for my thoughts on Her Rogue Alpha.  No true spoilers, promise.

dark-alphas-embraceTitle:  Dark Alpha’s Embrace
Series:  Reapers #2
Author:  Donna Grant
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  February 16, 2016
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

There’s no escaping a Reaper. I’m an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

I’m a warrior. My unbreakable determination, my backbone of steel define me. As a Reaper who does Death’s bidding, weakness is a word I don’t understand. Until a stunning librarian stirs emotions deep within me I’ve never felt before. Her soft curves blunt the sharp edges of my soul, crushing my defenses – yet make me stronger. But underneath those wide eyes and fierce femininity, she has a weapon, one she won’t hesitate to use. And when the Dark begin their deadly descent, we’ll need each other’s love and protection…or risk fracturing apart.

Read on for my thoughts on Dark Alpha’s Embrace.  No true spoilers,, promise.

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