Review of Dark Lover by J.R Ward

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RATING: B

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

Ok, first of all let me say please please don’t hate me for this review.

That being said, this book was not my cup of tea. While it was a solid plot and well written, it just didn’t capture my attention enough for me to run out and buy book two. However, I was told that I should give book 2 a chance before I decide on the whole series. Because of this advice, I may buy the ebook of book 2 sometime in the future and give it a shot.

The things that did intrigue me included Beth’s personal story, the fact that Wrath was practically completely blind, and the concept of an almost vampire fraternity kind of situation. The chemistry and connection between the “brothers” was strong enough to feel. The connection between Beth and Wrath was amazing and incredibly intense. It had it’s good points, but it also had it’s low points. Of course, every book does.

I know it is a really popular book and I’m glad for that, but it just wasn’t for me.

~Genevieve~

Review of Never Desire a Duke by Lily Dalton

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RATING: A+

A secret from his past holds the key to their future…

A Marriage Beyond Hope

Lady Sophia has long been estranged from her husband, Lord Vane Barwick, the Marquess of Claxton, whose rumored list of amorous conquests includes almost every beautiful woman of the ton. Yet a shocking encounter with him in a crowded ballroom—and a single touch—are all it takes to reawaken her furious passion for him. But how can she trust the man who crushed her dreams and took away the one thing she wanted most?

A Love Beyond Reason

Lord Claxton has never forgiven himself for the youthful mistake that ruined his marriage to Lady Sophia. Now, after nearly a year abroad, the reformed rogue vows to win back the only woman he’s ever truly loved. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove he can be the honorable husband she deserves—and the passionate lover she desires. As the snowdrifts deepen outside their ancestral home, can they rekindle the flame that burned so bright and find a new path to forever?

Ok, first of all let me just say that I very much enjoyed this book. Although it is a historical, I found myself forgetting that at times, because all in all it was just a very good story. I loved the characters had moments that you wouldn’t normally see during that time; like sabotaging each other’s cakes or sleding down a hill. This book made me tear up several times; both good and bad reasons. It made me laugh, worry, and made my heart break. It was one of those books that are absolutely impossible to put down. I had to literally force myself not to read another chapter and another when I had other things to do. Robyn DeHart might have started my obsession with Historical Romances, but Ms. Lily Dalton is definitely keeping it alive. I cannot wait for the sequel!

~Genevieve~

Girls Night Out Release

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Baby, it’s cold outside! So how about a Girls Night Out to heat things up? Bestselling authors, Allie K. Adams, Morgan Kearns, Marianne Morea and T. Lynne Tolles have joined forces in a Girls Night Out themed four-pack of sizzling stories! Bundle up with this hot combo of contemporary and paranormal novellas guaranteed to spice up your Holidays Season!

99 cents! (limited time offer)

Here are the Bestselling Authors and their Titles:
Allie K. Adams – Hiring the Player – Campus Players #2
Kayla is about to graduate and doesn’t have a single college experiment story to her name. After a crazy Girls Night Out, her best friends hire Jake, a player, to grant three wishes they want for her. He’s more than happy to show Kayla how to have a little fun.

Morgan Kearns – Assigned Guilt, Deadlines & Diamonds #5.5
A guilt trip and a promise of fun have Stephanie McCallister dressing up for Girls Night Out. But a brand new club leads to an adventure teaching her an entirely new meaning of “fun”.

Marianne Morea – Night Play, Cursed By Blood 1.5
After running from an arranged marriage, Emily Leighton is finally home…and what better way to celebrate than a hot night on the town with friends? The full moon turns up the heat on a one-night stand, giving Emily a glimmer of possibilities she’d rather not face. His name? Ryan.

T. Lynne Tolles – Sisters in Blood, Blood #6
A Bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Katarina, Rowan and Melanie allows the women of the Blood series a well deserved break to unwind with the ladies that have become more than family – they’re Sisters in Blood.

Review of Hard Break (Deadlines & Diamonds #5) by Morgan Kearns

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RATING: A+

All Photojournalist Ian McCallister wants is a woman to love him. Not just any woman, though, his heart wants Kayla Black. He fell for the dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty the moment she smiled…and introduced her children.

Kayla Black is living her very own Happily-Ever-After. She has three beautiful children and a man she adores. Until the day her hero of a husband straps on his badge and is struck down by a drug dealer’s bullet.

Her perfect world shattered, Kayla has no interest in moving on and is only attempting it for her children. She doesn’t want help, doesn’t need it. And she certainly doesn’t need Ian. Or does she?

Miss Morgan captured my heart and emotions when I read Lucky 13. She roped me in like a cattle at a rodeo. I never thought anything could compete with Lucky 13 from her, but Hard Break has done it. I now have a new favorite Deadlines & Diamonds novel! Right from the very beginning, Morgan’s words captured my heart, squeezed, and didn’t let go until the very last sentence of the epilogue. Whether I was feeling sad, happy, humorous, excited… erotic, it didn’t matter. This book is all about the heart-the breaking of a heart, the repairing of a heart (as well as 3 little ones), and the true heart of a relationship. This book IS love; it defines it in ways that no other author has been able to do for me. Ian is a man that everyone craves, yet he has moments that will completely blow your socks off… or panties, as the case may be. Yes, Ian, they are called panties; there’s no shame in saying the word. You certainly had no trouble with wanting to get into Kayla’s… Speaking of Kayla, that poor woman! I don’t know if I could go through what she went through and not fall to pieces. She’s a strong woman that I envy. I wish I was more like Kayla, but then I don’t have children, so maybe it’s that Mama Bear Syndrome coming through there. Anyway, it was nice to see a book where the hero was “alpha” but not so much that you want to punch him in the mouth. Ian was a TRUE ALPHA. He cared for the ones he loved, with as much patience and understanding as he could. Whether he was reading a bedtime story, or letting Kayla cry on his shoulder…. Sigh, he was just perfect. Morgan, when can we create a man making machine and replicate him? I’ll take two, please! It was also nice to see a book where the woman was a sort of alpha herself. She stuck up for herself, protected her kids like only a  mother can, and stayed strong when she needed to. The chemistry between the two, not to mention the heat and passion, was remarkable. Never before have I believed a couple quite so much. It was like I was a friend and I watched the whole thing unfold. Even the secondary characters, like Penelope, Chase, Sadie, and Stephanie were extraordinary. This book had everything, and you will not regret reading it. One-click this NOW. If you don’t, you WILL regret THAT. Well done, Miss Morgan. Very well done.

http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Break-Deadlines-Diamonds-5-ebook/dp/B00GJCG3L8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388846494&sr=8-1&keywords=Hard+Break

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-Genevieve-