Jaxson (River Pack Wolves #1)

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Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Series: River Pack Wolves #1

Print Length: 253 pages

Characters: Jaxson. Olivia

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Former SEAL Jaxson River would give his life for his brothers and his pack, but if he doesn’t claim a mate soon, he’ll be forced to step down as their alpha. There’s only one problem: Jaxson’s dark secret would kill any mate he claimed. With someone kidnapping shifters off the street—and only Jaxson and his brothers, Jace and Jared, to stop them—now is not the time for his secret to come out.

Curvy Olivia Lilyfield is a half-witch orphan with a dark secret of her own. She wants to atone for it by doing good in the world, so when she finds a wolf being tortured in an alley, she doesn’t hesitate to help… even though wolves and witches mix like matches and TNT.

Olivia’s dangerous magic means she can’t let anyone get too close—but Jaxson can’t keep his hands off her, and his kisses are more than she can resist. As they race to save the disappearing shifters of Seattle, the true danger lies in loving each other. They’re playing with magical fire… and their secrets could end up destroying them both.

You wouldn’t believe what you could find to read when you’re bored. I came across Jaxson the 1st book in Alisa Woods River Pack Wolves series. I have to say this was pretty good. Jaxson River is a former SEAL also Alpha of the River pack or for now anyway. Due to a curse, he wouldn’t be able to fulfill the number one requirement of being an Alpha, finding a mate.

Even though he found the one women he wants to be with, he still can’t claim her. Jaxson was a great book from beginning to end. With a well-developed set of characters and scorching shifter romance that burns the pages. This book was worth reading.

Wolf Moon (Moon, #7)

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Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Light Street Press

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Series: Moon #7

Print Length: 248 pages

Characters: Luke, Raven

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As the last Pack member without a mate, Luke Reynolds has become an outsider. When he takes a job as the head horse trainer Sedona, Arizona, he’s looking forward to starting a new life. But everything changes the night he finds beautiful woman stranded on the side of the highway.

Raven Wood has been bitten and turned against her will. Luckily, her spirit is stronger than most, and she has every intention of escaping the Sedona Pack. Somehow. The sexy lone wolf who rescues her might be just the answer she’s looking for.

But the Sedona Pack Alpha has a mission, and unless Luke and Raven can stop him, they’ll lose everything.

Luke Reynolds was the baby, in his wolf pack and the only unmated male. Deciding to take a job somewhere that he’s not an outsider, he took a job as a head horse trainer in Sedona, Arizona; Not expecting the one thing he would value most his one true mate.

Raven was human at one time. Bitten and turned against her will, and mated against her will by an Alpha who thinks finding that one true mate will make a pack weak and whom is in league with another pack to attack the Reno wolf pack, Raven must escape to find help for her sister and to warn the Nevada pack of her Alpha deadly plan.

Wolf Moon is book #7 in Lisa Kessler Moon Series and it held its own with the other. With high action and sexy romance. Wolf Moon was a treat for any reader who likes alpha type men who know how to take care of himself and the women who fall for them.

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The Duke (Victorian Rebels, #4)

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Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Series: Victorian Rebels #4

Print Length: 384 pages

Characters: Collin, Imogen

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He’s noble. notorious. And takes no prisoners…

Strong as a Viking. Handsome as Adonis. Rich as Midas. Collin “Cole” Talmage, Duke of Trewyth, is the stuff that legends are made of. He’s the English Empire’s golden son–until fate has its way with him. Cole’s family is killed and his closest comrade betrays him on the battlefield, leaving him gravely injured. But Cole is not one to dwell on misfortune. He is a man of duty, honor–and desire. And now he’s ready for the fight of his lifetime…
Imogen Pritchard is a beautiful lass who works in a hospital by day and as a serving maid at night. Years ago, when she was young and penniless, she ended up spending a scandalous night with Cole, whose tormented soul was matched only by his earth-shattering passion. Imogen entered a marriage of convenience—one that left her a wealthy widow—but she never forgot Cole. Now that her long-lost lover has turned up in her hospital, injured and with no memory of her, Imogen is torn: Is it a blessing or a curse that their past remains a secret to Cole, even as his new passion for her leaves him wanting to protect and possess her…at all costs, in The Duke, the next Victorian Rebels novel by Kerrigan Byrne.

I don’t know it was just something about this book that I couldn’t really get into the characters. It was interesting at the beginning but somewhere in the second chapter, it went downhill, and never really recover until I turned the last page. That was back in December. I decided to give the book another go, and maybe just maybe something would change. I found that it was the two main characters.

Colin is blaming the world because of his missing body part and Imogen always the victim. I thought that sooner or later the characters would come to know that you and only you can change your destiny or life as it may. But with the lack of character development comes the lack of knowledge on the characters.

Even though this was part of a series book #4 of Victorian Rebels. The Duke can be read as a stand-alone. I never read any of Kerrigan Byrne other books. I might just have to give this book a third read after reading the other books in this series.

Last Night with the Duke

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Genre: Regency Romance

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: March 7th, 2017

Series: The Rakes of St. James

Print Length: 304 pages

Characters: Griffin, Esmeralda

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Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?

The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling around London that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind–until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways, he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.

Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride in Last Night with the Duke, the first novel in the brand-new Regency Rakes of St. James series by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.

The Duke of Griffin is the first title in Amelia Grey’s Rakes of St. James. When Griffin heard that a plot to ruin his sisters at their debut, just because of what he and his friends done some years ago, the protection of Griffin’s twin sisters became paramount. With his aunt, unable to attend the season with the twins. Griffin decides to take matters into his own hands and hire a chaperone. What he finds was an intriguing Esmeralda Swift.

Esmeralda has her own problems mainly taking care of her 12-year old sister and her employment agency. But with the shady landlord swindled her into a higher price for ownership of the agency. She needs a cash flow. When Griffin enters her world with an offer she couldn’t refuse, she accepts but swore that she wouldn’t fall for one of the Rakes of St. James.

The plotline had so much promise. But fell flat on the delivery. For instance, the mystery of the person doing the plotting of ruining his sisters. The revelation was so lackluster. That I found the reuniting of pet and owner more enjoyable.

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Into the Firestorm (BOSS, Inc. #3)

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Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Zebra

Publication Date: January 31st, 2017

Series: BOSS Inc #3

Print Length: 400 pages

Characters: Luke, Emma

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M. Cassidy—Luke Brodie had heard the name before, some novice bounty hunter working Seattle, catching tricky skips with more success than a newcomer should expect. But the dark curls, sparkly top, and impressive cleavage were not what Brodie had pictured.

Emma Cassidy is tough and smart and sexy as hell. She’s also popping up a step ahead of him every time he’s close to the capture he wants most . . . and there’s no room for learning on the trail of this monster.

Emma has idolized Luke Brodie, the bounty hunter who can bring anyone in. The big man in the soft shoes, with a face like a fallen angel and a reputation for breaking hearts. Watching him in action is intoxicating. But her fight with Rudy Vance is fiercely personal. If he gets too close, Brodie will find out just how ferocious she can be . . .

Into the Firestorm is the 3rd book in the BOSS, Inc series, penned by Kat Martin. I thought it was the best out of the series so far. The reason, the plot, the plot, the plot. Not to say that I am easy, but when an author can hold my attention longer than a chapter, then I know that I am in it for the remainder of the book.

Emma Cassidy didn’t want to become a bounty hunter, it was forced upon her. When her young niece was raped and the same man attempted to do it again. Emma decided to take the law into her own hands to bring the man to justice. But, to do so, she must outwit the top bounty hunter Luke Brodie.

Into the Firestorm was an enjoyable book from the beginning, middle, and end. This book is a keeper. A must read for readers who like strong female characters who can go toe to toe with a strong dominating alpha male.

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Into the Fury (BOSS, Inc.)

Into the Whirlwind (BOSS, Inc.)

Into the Firestorm (BOSS, Inc.)

Lethal Game (Red Stone Security, #15)

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Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: KR Press

Publication Date: January 10th, 2017

Series: Red Stone Security Series #15

Print Length: 248 pages

Characters: Graysen, Isa

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He broke her heart.

Graysen’s betrayal nearly destroyed Isa a year ago. Now that she’s working for Red Stone Security, she’s managed to piece her life back together after a rough year and a broken heart. Then he appears back in her life and makes it clear he’s not going anywhere until she gives them a second chance. A chance she refuses to take.

Now he’s back to claim what’s his.

Graysen’s never gotten over Isa and he knows he never will. It’s his fault she walked away, but he can’t seem to let her go. He quit his job with the CIA and called in every favor he had to get hired by Red Stone Security just to be near her again. But Isa doesn’t care that he’s desperate to make things right between them—she wants nothing to do with him. He doesn’t blame her, but he’s not willing to give her up. When they’re cornered by lethal terrorists, everything changes. Graysen and Isa must find a way to work together if they want to survive. Only then will he be able to convince her to claim the chance at happiness the past stole from them.

 

In the finale of Katie Reus Red Stone Security series. You have a second chance at love story. When Graysen betrayed the women that he loved a year ago; he knew that there was only one way to get her back. That one way required for them to work together. He knew that if he could prove to Isa that he would never hurt her again that maybe there is a chance for them to have what he wanted most…Isa in his life forever.

As a second chance, love story goes. Lethal Game wasn’t too bad. The characters were somewhat likable. The story had a nice pace. Lethal Game had a perfect ending to close out a wonderful series.

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Lucifer (Vampires in America #11)

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Genre: Paranormal

Publication Date: Nov 18th, 2016

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

Series: Vampire In America: Vampire Wars #11

Print Length: 303 pages

Characters: Lucifer Scuderi, Eleanor Morel

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Montreal, Quebec . . . A charming city on the St. Lawrence River, historic, sophisticated, but beneath it all lies an extensive underground where treacherous vampires are plotting to seize the country.

Lucifer Scuderi is a vampire—handsome and charismatic, a powerful hunter of unusual skill—who arrives in Montreal to take on the most important hunt of his life. Someone has kidnapped the mate of Canada’s ruling vampire lord, and it’s up to Lucifer to find him before his death sets off a crisis that could engulf the entire continent.

Eleanor Morel lost everything—including the love of her life—when she became a vampire. But now, twenty years later, she’s a trusted bodyguard to the Canadian lord, Sophia, and the only person Sophia can count on to lead the search for her endangered mate. But what Eleanor doesn’t know is that the special hunter she’ll be working with is none other than her long-lost love. And he’s demanding answers.

Lucifer’s love for Eleanor burns as hot as his anger towards her for leaving him. But they’ll have to find a way to set history aside and work together if they’re going to unravel the twisted betrayal that threatens not only Sophia and her mate….but the whole continent. Because the European vampires are on the move. And if Canada falls, the rest of North America could follow . . .

Now this is a series I could get behind. A story with great character development. Lucifer the #11 title in Vampire In America: Vampire Wars series wasn’t too slow, nor to fast. It flowed flawlessly.

 I do want to point out that the main storyline in Lucifer, However, might make you want to visit Sophia story to see how she became who she is. But this reviewer enjoyed Lucifer so much that I am going to start from the beginning and reread Lucifer again. This book was that good.

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Raphael (Vampires in America Book 1) Jabril (Vampires in America Book 2) Rajmund (Vampires in America Book 3)

Sophia (Vampires in America Book 4) Duncan (Vampires in America Book 5) Lucas (Vampires in America Book 6)

Aden (Vampires in America Book 7) Vincent (Vampires in America Book 8) Deception (Vampires In America Book 9)

Christian (Vampires in America Book 10)