Tessa Bailey – Raw Redemption

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REVIEW

Sometimes I worry that my reviews can’t possible convey how exceptional some books are written.  It is much easier to articulate things one doesn’t like about a book.  This is my second Tessa Bailey book.  She has mastered the art of writing explosively hot steamy scenes.  They come often – the scenes, that is. 😉

The book passes muster for being a great suspense, as well.  I’m a huge Law and Order fan, which means I set the bar rather high for legal issues in books.  There are great twists to the plot.  I love it when an author can catch me with unexpected surprises.  More importantly, the twists support the character development and don’t seem out of place.

The balance between romance and suspense is incredibly enticing and makes this a 5 star book.

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Loving her might cost him everything…

Disgraced cop Henrik Vance is having a shit year. Banished to a derelict undercover squad, he’s been tasked with hunting down the daughter of Chicago’s most dangerous criminal. His obsession with saving the beautiful girl destroyed his career. And this time, it might cost his life.

Ailish O’Kelly doesn’t need a hero. She’ll save herself from her father’s violent criminal dynasty, thank you very much. Unfortunately, the sexy as sin cop who crashes her hideout isn’t hearing reason—especially not after the kiss that becomes much more.

His boss wants her as an informant. Ailish wants Henrik to keep whispering filthy things against her skin. But she knows too well the evil they’re up against, and when it comes down to protecting the man who owns her body and soul, she only has one choice…

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Raw Redemption

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ABOUT TESSA BAILEY

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Dale Mayer – Mason Seals of Honor

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REVIEW

This is a quick easy read with a lot of action.  While I included this as a romance book, there’s actually a lot more military action than romance action.  I prefer books where the military action isn’t quite so predominate.  However, I was entertained.

There’s a bit of humor sprinkled in to break up some of the stressful military scenes.  These were my favorite parts.

I liked the female character because she is strong and intelligent, which is in contrast to a lot of Seals books where the heroine is a damsel in distress.

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Kill or be killed.

Part of an elite SEAL team, Mason takes on the dangerous jobs no one else wants to do – or can do. When he’s on a mission, he’s focused and dedicated. When he’s not, he plays as hard as he fights.
Until he meets a woman he can’t have but can’t forget.

Software developer, Tesla lost her brother in combat and has no intention of getting close to someone else in the military. Determined to save other US soldiers from a similar fate, she’s created a program that could save lives. But other countries know about the program, and they won’t stop until they get it – and get her.

Time is running out… For her… For him… For them…

Thank You Arc to Dale Mayer!

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Samantha A. Cole – Take the Money and Run

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This is a great little romantic suspense book.  Don’t be turned off by the less than stimulating cover.

This is a perfect summer read: hot romance at a cool oceanside cottage.  The author writes in such a way that the words flow and you can’t put down the book.  The pace is perfect, the suspense is captivating, and the romantic elements are loving in a hot kind of way.

In this book, the author departs from her original series, Trident Security, where a group of men own a sex club.  There’s still a criminal suspense element in this story and one SEAL, but the sex is much more vanilla.  That’s not to say that’s it is boring.  The steamy scenes are delicious as you can feel the desire that the characters hold for each other.

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Samantha A. Cole – Whiskey Tribute

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Katy Evans – Legend

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Great book and a fabulous end to the series.  While I’m sad that this series finally came to an end, there’s some consolation in the fact the ending was spectacular.

I have to give the author credit for this book because both characters are quiet people that don’t talk a lot.  That presents quite a challenge for putting together a story.  Nonetheless, I felt like I knew a lot about the characters.  I love how the author slowly reveals all the facets of the characters.

The anticipation for when Maverick and Miles meet kept me on pins and needles throughout the book.  (No, this isn’t a spoiler but it was inevitable that they would collide).  Sorry, I won’t tell you what happened, but I promise you’ll love it.

I’m a huge fan of this series that started with Real.  For fans of the series, both Remy and Racer have a place in this book.  YAY!  If you haven’t read this series, it’s a great time to start.

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Legend

 

Helena Hunting – Pucked Up

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This is the second in this fun highly sexually charged series.  This book mostly takes place in Canada during the hockey off season.  If you’re a fan of another hockey team besides the Blackhawks, this book is less in your face pro Blackhawks (a welcome change for a Blues fan).

Despite the fact that Sunny and Miller actually haven’t sealed the deal at the beginning of the book, doesn’t mean that the story lacks sexual tension.  First off, the secondary characters provide quite a bit of guilty pleasure sexcapades.  Secondly, the greater the anticipation, the greater the sexual heat.

My favorite part of this book is the funny banter between Buck and his sister Violet.  They tend to over share a lot about their respective sex lives and other intimate issues.

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RELEASE DAY: Samantha A. Cole – Whiskey Tribute (Trident Security Novella Book 5.5)

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This novella diverges from the modus operandi of the full length novels of the Trident Security.  Don’t worry – all the heat that’s expected is included.  It’s just of a different flavor.  I really like the contrast to the other books because it highlights the positive similarities and acceptable differences.

With kids in the mix, there’re added challenges for their relationship.  It just forces Curt and Dana to get a little more creative in a fun way.

In the other books, the retired SEALs prove to be incredibly sexy and unbelievably competent.  Here, the team shows how good hearted they are.

As an added note, after reading the book, I absolutely love the title!

Whiskey Tribute

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Samantha A. Cole – Whiskey Tribute (Trident Security Novella Book 5.5)

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This novella diverges from the modus operandi of the full length novels of the Trident Security.  Don’t worry – all the heat that’s expected is included.  It’s just of a different flavor.  I really like the contrast to the other books because it highlights the positive similarities and acceptable differences.

With kids in the mix, there’re added challenges for their relationship.  It just forces Curt and Dana to get a little more creative in a fun way.

In the other books, the retired SEALs prove to be incredibly sexy and unbelievably competent.  Here, the team shows how good hearted they are.

As an added note, after reading the book, I absolutely love the title!

Whiskey Tribute

Pre-Order Available $1.99, Release Date is May 4, 2016

Universal Amazon Link – hyperurl.co/lmlp5u

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RELEASE DAY: Samantha A. Cole – Watching from the Shadows

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The Sexy Six Pack is back and just as hot as ever.

Marco ‘Polo’ DeAngelis makes for a sexy Dom.  He steps up in numerous ways when challenges are presented to him.  He’s got his priorities in order.  And, he’s very creative in a playroom.  😉

Harper is an attorney.  It’s great to see a sub that can be intelligent and in a powerful career position.

Portrait of young romantic heterosexual couple

Awesome gratuitous threesome scene.  Sure, it wasn’t exactly critical to the story.  It does show a bit of willingness on the part of the Dom.  I love that it is the first time that a certain obvious stumbling block was addressed in the middle of this scene.  So, in response to such an added bonus – thank you.

Watching From the Shadows

The author does a great job of layering the elements of suspense in the story.  I also liked how the Trident security team worked with local law enforcement as opposed acting completely above the law without consequences.

As per usual in the awesome series, the entire cast makes a significant presence in the story.

This book is available at

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Samantha Cole – Watching from the Shadows

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The Sexy Six Pack is back and just as hot as ever.

Marco ‘Polo’ DeAngelis makes for a sexy Dom.  He steps up in numerous ways when challenges are presented to him.  He’s got his priorities in order.  And, he’s very creative in a playroom.  😉

Harper is an attorney.  It’s great to see a sub that can be intelligent and in a powerful career position.

Portrait of young romantic heterosexual couple

Awesome gratuitous threesome scene.  Sure, it wasn’t exactly critical to the story.  It does show a bit of willingness on the part of the Dom.  I love that it is the first time that a certain obvious stumbling block was addressed in the middle of this scene.  So, in response to such an added bonus – thank you.

Watching From the Shadows

The author does a great job of layering the elements of suspense in the story.  I also liked how the Trident security team worked with local law enforcement as opposed acting completely above the law without consequences.

As per usual in the awesome series, the entire cast makes a significant presence in the story.

This book is available for Pre-Order, release date is April 21, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Watching-From-The-Shadows-Security-ebook/dp/B01C7SEY3G?tag=smarturl-20

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RELEASE DAY: MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron – Jagger

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Just like a boxer needs to stay on their toes during fight, this book keeps the reader on his/her toes.  I like all the twists to the story.  This is one of those books that gets better page by page.  One of the best Epilogues that I have read.

The theme that you need to focus on the good things in life resonates throughout the book.  It’s presented in meaningful and very alluring ways.  It never comes across as an annoying cliche, where the author seems to be preaching to the readers.

The main characters are compelling and well suited for one another.  They both come from abusive pasts, but neither wants to be defined by their history, but rather their triumph in spite of it.

Jagger makes for a a great bad-boy romantic hero.  He is hot but flawed.  He is a champion in the underground fighting arena, but there is a darkness in his need to fight.  On the other hand, he is fully committed to fostering a relationship with Tatiana and has a plan in place to ensure her happiness.  At the forefront he wants to comfort her in her time of need and protect her from further abuse.  Not until then, does he intend to claim her.

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Despite being abused by her father, Tatiana isn’t just a damsel in distress.  She is intelligent, resilient, and strong.  She is also able to stand up to Jagger when necessary.

My favorite scene (not going to give away too much) was absolutely hysterically funny.  You would expect that the scene would be sappy and romantic.  Instead, it was like sitting through a roast for the characters where you can feel the surrounding characters’ love and respect.

Just as Tatiana fell in love with the Caldwell family, so did I.  While this is a stand alone book, I think I would have preferred to have read this series from the beginning.

Jagger: A Caldwell Brothers Novel 

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