Her SurvivorTitle:  Her Survivor
Series:  Black Eagle Ops #1
Author:  Vonnie Davis
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Published:  July 19, 2016
Publisher:  Loveswept
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Navy SEAL Dustin Frank can handle physical pain; it’s his soul that needs mending. After losing part of his leg in an explosion, the panic triggered by his PTSD nearly drives him over the edge. So Dustin retreats to the Eagle Ridge Ranch, a charming hideaway tucked into the Hill Country of Texas. There he finds solace in the arms of a shy beauty who reawakens desires he thought he’d lost forever—and who makes him want to lose control, just when he needs it most.

Kelcee Todd sees beyond Dustin’s scars to the real man beneath: fiercely protective, strong yet tender. She wants nothing more than to feel his battle-hardened hands on her body. However, Kelcee is not the ordinary small-town girl she appears to be. Her brother is a killer with ties to the Russian mob, and after her testimony put him in prison, he’s out and eager for revenge. Now Dustin is her best defense, even if it could cost him everything. Kelcee could never ask him to make that sacrifice . . . but she can’t stop him, either.

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

Hot On His HeelsTitle:  Hot On His Heels
Series:  What Happens In Vegas #16
Author:  Margo Bond Collins
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 18, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing – Lovestruck
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

He’s exactly who she’s looking for…she just doesn’t know it yet.

Sadie Quinn is at the romance readers’ convention for one reason only: to find editor Jocelyn Dellarivier. Which she could do if she didn’t keep running into the most frustrating, gorgeous man ever. To make matters worse, she just won a contest and a date with him is the prize.

Jake Blaine could kill his boss for rigging the contest, but now he’s face to face with the one woman who could expose his alter ego. He’s not about to leave, but he can’t tell Sadie he’s the editor she’s looking for. But even though he’s playing with fire, Jake can’t seem to stay away. And after a night with the raven-haired beauty, he’s not sure he wants to.

Read on for my thoughts on Hot On His Heels.  No true spoilers, promise.

Totally Sweetly IrrevocablyTitle:  Totally, Sweetly, Irrevocably
Series:  Sweet Love #2
Author:  Kira Archer
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 18, 2016
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing – Lovestruck
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When Officer Rick Boyd answers a call about a peeping Tom, he doesn’t expect to find a gorgeous woman holding the binoculars. But Gina Silvano’s no peeping Tom, and she can catch her cupcake truck’s kinky vandals herself, thank you very much. No sexy cops required.

No matter how hot their stakeouts, by-the-book Officer Boyd can’t see a future with a dangerous, rule-breaking wild-child who despises the law. He’s never felt more alive, though, and expunging her from his heart might be impossible.

But loving each other might cost them more than they are able to give.

Read on for my thoughts on Totally, Sweetly, Irrevocably.  No true spoilers, promise.

scattered papersComputers hate me.  Yeah.  They really do.  *sigh*

I was going along, working like every day and out of nowhere *BAM*  *SMACK* … *Dead*

With the help of my computer whiz son over the last week we’ve pretty much rearranged this bad boy’s innards enough to get it working again… with a brand spanking new one on order.  So, for now, I’m workable… I think.  Guess time will tell.

So, with sincere apologies I’m now back at work writing up the reviews of the books I’ve had time to read (between doing computer surgery) while I was unplugged.  It really is no fun being unplugged when it’s not for a fun thing, like a vacation.  Nope.  Not one little bit.

Caught By AirTitle:  Caught by Air
Series:  The Watchtower Chronicles #4
Author:  Delwyn Jenkins
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Published:  February 24, 2016
Publisher:  Momentum Books – Moonlight
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Amelia will trust her body to a man, but never her heart. Unfortunately for her, Dane wants both.

Amelia Sutton isn’t interested in being a hero. She’s just a witch who wants to live a normal, happy life. But that life is under threat from Malleus – a practitioner of magic so dark it could bring down the world.

To protect her home and those she loves from Malleus, Amelia must perform a dangerous ritual to increase her power. Unfortunately for her, that means spending the night with a man already too close to stealing her heart and jeopardizing her no-risk future.

As a Watchtower Knight, Dane is sworn to defend and protect Dahnan Witches. His sense of duty and loyalty has always come first, and despite his feelings for Amelia, he knows she’s not meant for him. But when Amelia asks him to join with her in an ancient binding ritual, he dares to believe they may have a chance at love after all.

Read on for my thoughts on Caught by Air.  No true spoilers, promise.

Necessary RiskTitle:  Necessary Risk
Series:  Bodyguard #1
Author:  Tara Wyatt
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published:  February 23, 2016
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Former child star Sierra Blake is making a stunning Hollywood comeback—and attracting a scary amount of attention. When her home is vandalized and her safety threatened, she knows it’s time to bring in the professionals. But from the moment she sets eyes on her indecently sexy new bodyguard, Sean Owens, Sierra’s thoughts are anything but professional…

Few things in this world scare Sean—until he realizes he’s in serious danger of losing his heart to his new client. No matter how much he wants to, Sean won’t let his feelings for the smart and gorgeous Sierra get in the way of doing his job. Because as the attacks against her escalate, crossing the line between business and pleasure could get them both killed.

Read on for my thoughts on Necessary Risk.  No true spoilers, promise.

Taking The ScoreTitle:  Taking The Score
Series:  Tall, Dark and Texan #2
Author:  Kate Meader
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 15, 2016
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing – Brazen
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…

Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out.

Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction … and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland. And then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma.

Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one steamy, illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.

Read on for my thoughts on Taking The Score.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Valentine GambleTitle:  The Valentine Gamble
Series:  Whiskey River #6
Author:  Katherine Garbera & Eve Gaddy
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 3, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Johnny Gamble isn’t afraid of anything. Except Fiona Lannigan’s effect on him. It’s not just that she sees through his love ‘em and leave ‘em ways, she’s also his partner in Whiskey River’s most prestigious law firm. He believes she deserves better than him until they “matched” at the annual Valentine’s Day dance and the night turns into one of the most romantic of his life. Convincing him that he’s found a woman he doesn’t want to leave.

Fiona is all for a good time with Johnny. There have been sparks between them from the beginning, but more than one night between the sheets isn’t in the cards. Or so she thinks, until Johnny turns on the romance.

Can Johnny convince Fiona that this is one Valentine’s Gamble worth taking?

Read on for my thoughts on The Valentine Gamble.  No true spoilers, promise.

*Please note:  This title, the series, the titles of the stories in the series and the covers have all undergone a transformation.  The stories within the new covers with new titles remains the same.

Anything But LoveTitle:  Anything But Love
Series:
Author:  Abigail Strom
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 12, 2016
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Socialite Jessica Bullock can’t catch a break. After a lifetime of chasing perfection, hoping to please her parents, all her hard work is set to pay off. But on her wedding day, her fiancé leaves her high and dry. Humiliated, she finds her calm, cool facade beginning to crumble…until an unexpected wedding guest, her childhood best friend and crush, offers to help her pick up the pieces.

Never in his wildest dreams would Ben Taggart have imagined he’d be escorting Jessica on her honeymoon to Bermuda. Although they haven’t seen each other in years, he can’t leave her to fall apart. Agreeing to keep things platonic, they vow to make the most of their spontaneous vacation—until an unplanned kiss sparks a powerful passion.

They tell themselves that what happens in Bermuda will stay in Bermuda. But when old secrets are revealed and new feelings ignite, will Ben and Jessica be able to leave their romance behind?

Read on for my thoughts on Anything But Love.  No true spoilers, promise.

An Affair In WinterTitle:  An Affair in Winter
Series:  Seasons #1
Author:  Jess Michaels
Genre:  Regency Romance
Published:  July 12, 2016
Publisher:  The Passionate Pen
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Widow Rosalinde Wilde is on her way to her beloved sister’s wedding when an unexpected storm waylays her at an overcrowded inn. There she meets a tempting stranger who sweeps her into a night of unforgettable passion.

Grayson Danford never expected a night with the irresistible Mrs. Wilde, but she was a welcome distraction from the unpleasant duty of breaking up his brother’s impending nuptials. He’s shocked when he discovers his passionate lover is none other than the sister of his brother’s intended.

Now Rosalinde and Gray will butt heads, even as their simmering desire for each other threatens to boil over. Who will win? And who might lose it all?

Read on for my thoughts on An Affair in Winter.  No true spoilers, promise.

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