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Bishop - Sawyer Bennett
If you liked The Cold Fury series, you will love this new series just as much!

Bishop Scott used to play for the New York Vipers but when a new expansion team, The Arizona Vengeance, was formed, the Vipers didn't protect him and so now he is playing for the Vengeance. Before the season begins, Bishop decides to hit the town and see what the city has to offer. If he finds a hot female for the night, all the better.

Brooke Perron is in Arizona for a new job. Sure, her dad may have gotten her the job, and sure she left her job she loved in New York for it, but she still worries about him since her mom passed away. While at a bar in town by herself just having a drink, she is approached by a man who has actually gotten her attention for a change. When she propositions him, Bishop can't believe his ears....this is too good to be true, and a perfect one night stand!

Imagine Bishop's surprise when he shows up for the first day of training camp and who does he see.....Brooke....in an office....working for the Vengeance! Confronting her, things quickly turn sexy and guess who walks in.....her dad.....his boss.....Coach David Perron! So what does Brooke do....introduces him as her fiance! WHAT THE H***! She explains that she was just trying to help him so Coach doesn't take it out on him! So the two decide to be pretend fiances! As these two spend more time together, they both realize that maybe they are not really pretending.

I loved this story! Both Brooke and Bishop were great characters. I always enjoy a fake engagement story and this one was no exception. It was fun watching how everything played out especially with Coach Perron. Awesome start to a new series!
 
 
 
Man Hands - Sarina Bowen, Tanya Eby

If you are looking for a fun, laugh out loud, crazy story....this one is for you.

Brynn is newly divorced.  She realized she was in a marriage that was going nowhere and that she just wasn't happy.  On top of that she just lost her teaching job because her ex's dad was her boss.  To pass the time she is running a blog about food but uses sexy sounding names to describe the food.  

Brynn's best friends, Ash and Sadie want to get her back into the game and convince her that she just needs to find a guy to have a quick fling with.  Ash has the perfect thing....a party at some fancy house that she knows about.  While at the party, Brynn sees her ex with his new girlfriend and goes nuts.  Her friends convince her to go and kiss the first guy who makes eye contact so she sees the gardener and decides to go for it!

Tom Spanner is used to girls throwing themselves at him because of his TV show, Mr. Fix It Quick, but this is different and enjoyable.  He carries this girl to his boathouse so he can continue the exploration in private.  Damn, he is suppose to stay away from any woman for a whole year but he just can't help himself.  He wants this little firecracker!  A week later he can't get Brynn out of his mind and needs to figure out who she is....all he has left of her are her pink panties with chocolate bunnies on them!

When Tom's friend Braht calls Ash to find out if she knows who Brynn is they make a plan to get Tom and Brynn together....and then the fun begins!  As these two start working towards their happy ending, things from both of their pasts try to rear their ugly heads.  It takes a huge leap of faith for these two to get that happy ending.

Overall, this was a fun, laugh out loud, sometimes silly story and I really enjoyed it.  Both Tom and Brynn were fun characters.  I really enjoyed the talks Tom had with his body part!  I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

Tall, Dark and Charming - Erika Wilde

Aiden Stone and Daisy Parker work together at the Roth Owens Agency.  Aiden is somewhat of a playboy and never intends to settle down.  Daisy is just looking to be successful in her career, after a bad breakup.  After a successful client meeting Aiden and Daisy meet up in the hotel bar and end up having a drink together.....or a few....and then the flirting starts....which quickly leads to an agreement of a one-night stand with no strings attached.  And what an explosive one-night stand it was!  Fanning self!

Imagine everyone's surprise when Daisy ends up pregnant!  As Aiden and Daisy work through the news of her pregnancy, their relationship starts to change.  Both of them start wanting things they never knew they wanted and together they finally can find their happy ending.

I just freaking loved Aiden!  Tall, dark, sexy and a dirty talker all wrapped up with cute dimples on top!  You just can't help being smitten by him.  Daisy just wanted to find a happy ending after her idiot ex and never would have thought it would have been with Aiden.  I just adored this story and highly recommend it!

Double Dog Dare - Roxanne St. Claire

Darcy Kilcannon is the last of Daniel "The Dogfather" Kilcannon's kids whom he hasn't helped find her true love yet. Part of Daniel is reluctant because she is his baby girl and is he really ready for an empty nest?

On Darcy's 30th birthday party she informs her dad that she wants to move out on her own and start up her own dog grooming business. She even has already leased a place. While her dad is a little weary, he agrees and helps her find a place to live.

Imagine when Darcy shows up at the brownstone she is moving into to find out the owner is a hunky, sexy, hot guy.....hmm.....dad is up to his old games! Darcy is even more shocked to see that dogs are not allowed in the building!!!! So what does she do, she sneaks Kookie into her new apartment! Of course, Joshua "Hot Landlord" Ranier sees what is going on and that is where the fun begins.

Josh is trying to run from his old life. He has also sworn off woman after the number his last girlfriend played on him. Too bad, because his new tenant has really caught his attention. When Josh ends up with a blind dog that he is now trying to hide, Darcy comes to the rescue. As these two spend more time together, they both start realizing that maybe being independent isn't so important anymore.

I just adored these two. Neither of them were looking for a relationship, but sometimes that isn't the way things work out. These two fell fast and hard and it really scared both of them. Even though Josh is a rule follower and Darcy isn't, they meshed well together and it was fun watching them fall in love! Great addition to this series and I loved all the hints of women for Daniel! I can't wait to see who the lovely lady is going to be!

The Real Deal  - Lauren Blakely

April Hamilton is living in New York City much to the dismay of her parents.  They want their little girl to find a great guy and settle back in their hometown of Wistful, CT.  Too bad April enjoys her life in NY, especially her job of painting people.  When April has to go back home for the annual family reunion, she decides to hire a pretend boyfriend for the weekend long celebration that her friend Xavier recommended.  

Enter Theo Banks.  He will play any part, bad boy, guy next store, etc based on each person situational needs, but never anything emotional or physical.  So what happens when Theo first meets April.....BAM....instant attraction.  This attraction will make the job easy to pretend, but also hard because he wants more from April than what they agreed to.

Over the course of the weekend, April and Theo are having a hard time keeping their hands off of each other.  When they finally give in to their desires, the past will come back to haunt them.

This was such a great, fun, sexy story that I laughed out loud at many times.  I just adored both Theo and April.  They were both jaded from events in their pasts, but together they were able to move forward.  Read this, you won't regret it!

The Risk of Rogues - Sabrina Jeffries

Great addition to this series. This quick read gives us Captain Lord Hartley Corry's story. When Hart asked for Miss Anne Barkley's hand in marriage when they were teenagers, he was flatly refused by her father. Hoping she was still going to run away and elope with him, he was very disappointed when she didn't show. After time in the service, and his current work as a spy, Hart is finally back in England after 11 years of being away. Imagine his surprise when he sees Anne at his brother's house! It is obvious that the spark is still there and Hart wants to pursue Anne again but he is reluctant to tell her about his past since it could harm his current position as a spy. Through some soul searching and a few stolen kisses, these two finally get their happy ending. I loved these characters and their story. It was a fun, sweet story

Freed - Carly Phillips

Freed is the third book in the Rosewood Bay series and we finally get to meet the unknown sister, Juliette Collins. Phoebe and Halley Ward knew they had a younger sister but have not been able to find her ever since Juliette's dad took her away. What they didn't know was that she was living a very privileged and sheltered life in New York City. When Juliette finds out she has half sisters and that her dad kept that news from her she is livid. Juliette then decides she is taking her own life into her own hands and travels to Rosewood Bay to get to know her sisters.

What Juliette didn't expect was that Phoebe and Halley are wonderful people and she is so excited to be a part of their lives. Juliette also didn't expect to find a man that she is strongly attracted to, but Braden Clark becomes that man. Too bad Juliette doesn't know that her dad hired Braden to watch over her. While things heat up between him and Juliette, Braden starts to feel guilty about working for her dad. As Braden helps Juliette navigate taking control of her own life, he is quickly fall hard for her and she for him. What seems like a perfect relationship quickly turns into something horrible when Juliette's dad shows up. It takes an act of faith, and some family love for these two to get to their happy ending.

I liked Juliette. Even though she was sheltered her whole life, she still had the will to take control back and it was fun seeing her do many things that others do younger in life. I really loved Braden. He was so sweet and loving and yet sexy at the same time. I really loved how he was with his dad too! Such a hard story line, but he dealt with it the best way he could. I also loved the little sneak peak at Andi's story! I can't wait to read it!

I Think I Love You - Lauren Layne

I freaking love this series! Lauren Layne writes such great, perfectly flawed characters and gives them such fun and sexy stories!

Hunter Cross loves having Brit Robbins as his best friend, even if she is a female, and one of his employees. She is smart, gorgeous and very dedicated to her job. When Brit comes to him one day complaining that she sucks at dating....everyone just treats her as one of the guys, not as a sexy woman, she decides she needs to take drastic action. She asks Hunter, a huge playboy, to help her learn how to be sexy and how to date. Reluctantly, Hunter ends up agreeing and this is where the fun really begins. Slowly as Hunter is "teaching" Brit dating techniques, their feelings towards each other start to change until they both finally give in. Oh my gosh, the things these two went through were so laugh out loud funny, while being sexy as hell at the same time. The journey they took to get to their happy ending was wonderful and perfect!

His to Protect: A Bachelor Bad Boys/Masters and Mercenaries Novella - Carly Phillips, Lexi Blake

This novella is part of Lexi Blake's Crossover Collection from her Masters & Mercenaries series.  I have never read any of the books in the original series, but it is not needed to enjoy this story.

Talia Shaw is a scientist for a big pharmaceutical company and is working on a new formula that could change people's lives.  Imagine her surprise when someone tries to break into her lab.  Talia knows they are after her formula and she decides to hide and calls her brother.  He tells her to head to Shane Landon's house to hide, since he is a body guard.  Talia is hesitant to seek help from the one man she has always longed for, but at least she knows she can trust him.  As Talia shows up at Shane Landon's house, she is very surprised to catch him showering outside, and all naked!

Knowing that Shane needs to get Talia to safety, they have to swing by her apartment first to get her work that is safely hidden and then get her to her mentor who has the rest of the work.  Of course on the way they run into all kinds of trouble.

As Talia and Shane are spending more time together, things quickly heat up.  After an explosive, action packed ending, these two finally get their happy ending.  This was a fun, and quick moving story and both of the characters were really fun.

Wanderlust - Lauren Blakely

Joy Danvers-Lively decided to take a new job overseeing the fragrance lab at L'Artisan in PARIS!!!!  She had had enough with her boyfriend, Richard and wanted a break from everything.  Joy has been trying to learn French, but she will still have an interpreter with her during the days at work.  Her first day in Paris Joy wanders into a bakery and hears the most delicious, British accent she has ever heard....coming from a tall, dark man with a sexy butt and he starts flirting with her.

Griffin Thomas has been living in Paris for a year.  It was an item on his brother Ethan's bucket list that they made while his brother was dying.  Just as he was finally able to leave Paris for his next journey, Griffin finds out that he has been reassigned to a different job, not the big cushy one that would have earned him all the money he needed to leave.  Now he has to be an interpreter for and American woman who is an organic chemist.

Griffin is enjoying flirting with Joy.  It's the first time in a long time that a female has excited him since his brother died.  After they part ways, they both keep thinking about the other.  Imagine their surprise when they are introduced later at her new job.  Oh, the fun banter between these two was superb!  Both very quick witted!

As these two spend more and more time together because of work, it quickly turns into more time together after work so Griffin can help her with her French even more.  The sexual tension between these two was explosive.  Once they finally crossed that line it was LOOK OUT!!!!

I really enjoyed both of these characters.  Griffin was chasing a dream and he ended up finding something completely different than he thought he was looking for.  Joy was running from life and ending up finding just what she really always wanted.  I really loved their happy ending.  It was just perfect!

Rumor Has It - Jessica Lemmon

OMG I am in love with Barrett Fox!  He was so cocky, funny and sexy all at the same time!  Barrett was a football player but after a career ending injury, he decides to go into broadcasting.  Well, when his cocky mouth gets him in trouble, he ends up being assigned a job at The Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, OH by the boss Mia Blakely.  Mia decides she wants her prim and proper journalist, Catarina Everhart to fake date bad-boy Barrett and the two of them will each write a column from their own point of view for the on-line Columbus Community Chat.  

These two couldn't be more perfect together.  Fox loves to fly by the seat of his pants.  Cat loves order to her life and only does things pre-planned.  She even picked out her perfect boyfriend based on certain criteria.  What starts out as hate relationship quickly turns into something more.  Cat starts to realize that there is more to Fox than the cocky jock.  The fake dating these two do is so perfect.  They keep trying to one up each other and that just adds to fun.

Overall I just LOVED this book.  I loved both of the characters and loved the journey they went on to get to their happy ending.  If you love fun, sexy, laugh out loud stories, read this one...you will not be sorry!

Breathe - Carly Phillips
I could not put this book down....I read it in one day! This book is the second in the series and Phoebe Ward's story. Phoebe fell in love with Jake Nichols when they were in foster care together. Phoebe gave up her virginity to him as a teenager only to be caught by her foster family and permanently separated from Jake. After finding out she was pregnant, Phoebe couldn't find Jake to tell him and ended up raising her son, Jamie by herself. Now, Phoebe is a realtor, and is helping her friend out with overseeing the work on her house. Imagine Phoebe's surprise when she goes to meet with the contractor and it ends up being Jake Nichols!
It has been 12 years since Phoebe has seen Jake so what does she do? She freaks out and leaves! LOL. After coming to her senses, she realizes that she has to tell Jake about Jamie but of course he finds out before she can tell him and then that's when the fun begins.

Jake of course wants to be a part of Jamie's life, but he also has to deal with his own six year old daughter Callie from his previous marriage as well as an ex-wife. It was fun watching Jake interact with Jamie and I loved all the together time. I also loved how Phoebe and Jake still had such strong feelings for each other after all those years apart and how they quickly picked things back up. I just adored both of the kids in this story. It is funny how sometimes adults can complicate things so much that kids see so matter-of-factly. I really liked how true love prevailed and Jake and Phoebe got their happy ending. This was another great addition to this series. We also get a sneak peak at the missing sister, Juliette. I can't wait for her story. It looks like it is going to be awesome too!
 
 
 
A Duke Like No Other - Valerie Bowman

I just love second chance romances. General Mark Grimaldi's professional life couldn't be any better. He is finally up for the job of the minister of Home Office, the position he has wanted his whole life, but he finds out there is a small problem.....they would prefer it, if he was married. Funny thing, Mark actually is married. He just hasn't seen his lovely bride in 10 years!!!! Mark foolishly married Lady Nicole Huntington, thinking they were in love, but then he came to find out Nicole had a secret that she kept from him, thus breaking his trust. The two of them have been living separate lives, content with how things are. Now, Mark must find Nicole and ask her for a favor....pretend to be his loving wife, at least until he gets the job. Then they can go back to separate lives. Too bad Nicole has a favor of her own! Oh, my lord I loved these two. They are both so stubborn and pig headed, but deep down they both still had feelings for each other. When they make the agreement that they will help each other out with what they each want, that is when things get fun. I loved the banter between these two. I also really enjoyed the mystery revolving around Mark's cousin. It was fun watching the women help solve the "who done it". Overall, this story has some really wonderful characters and a great story line that kept me entertained....and the chemistry between Mark and Nicole was sizzling!

On The Line (Milwaukee Dragons #1) - Liz Lincoln

Carrie is a recently unemployed middle school, science teacher. Seth is a defensive lineman for the Milwaukee Dragons football team and a single dad of a teenage daughter, Madison. Seth was just recently traded and had to move away from his family who usually helped him out with Madison.

The initial meeting between Carrie Heron and Seth Chamberlain was priceless. Such a funny, laugh out loud meeting. While in the grocery store, the chemistry between these two is just off the charts.
They exchange phone numbers in case Seth has more questions regarding his daughter and this starts their fun texting back and forth. Having been a single dad most of his daughter's life, Seth generally doesn't bring woman around, but something about Carrie has Seth wanted to have an actual relationship.

Carrie's brother, Jason works for the Milwaukee Dragons and he knows of a nanny job that is looking for someone to live at the football player's house and take care of his teenage daughter. Unable to find a teaching job, Carrie decides to apply for the nanny job. Imagine her surprise when the football player is Seth! Knowing they both need the help of the other, Carrie and Seth decide they cannot pursue any type of relationship except an employer/employee one. That is when the fun begins! These two have a very hard time keeping things platonic between them. It was fun watching the build up between these two.

I loved how Carrie got along so well with Madison. They had so many fun things in common together and it was a great addition to the overall story. I really enjoyed the road Carrie and Seth went on to get to their happy ending. This was a fun, sexy story that I would highly recommend.

Ruff Around the Edges - Roxanne St. Claire

Aidan Kilcannon thought he would be in the Army for life, but when his best friend, Charlie Spencer, is killed in action, his plans change.  As Charlie is dying, he makes Aidan promise to get his dog Ruff back to Bitter Bark and to take care of him.  Wanting to honor his best friend's dying wish, Aidan calls his dad, Daniel "The Dogfather" Kilcannon for help.  Once Ruff arrives in Bitter Bark, Daniel informs his son that there is a paper stating that the dog was left to Charlie's sister, Rebecca "Beck" Spencer.  

Charlie and Beck were raised by her Aunt Sarah and Uncle Mike when their parents were killed in a car accident.  It just so happens that Beck is here staying in Bitter Bark for awhile because her Uncle Mike had a stroke and he and Aunt Sarah need help running their pizza place Slice of Heaven.  Aidan reluctantly takes Ruff over to Beck because he doesn't have any proof that Aidan wanted him to have the dog.  Ruff is a big, rambunctious, bad dog and Aidan is hoping Beck will change her mind once she sees him.  Unfortunately, Beck is just as stubborn as Aidan and she wants Ruff to help her heal over the loss of her brother, just as Aidan does.

As Beck and Aidan spend more time together between making pizza at Slice of Heaven or dealing with Ruff, sparks start to fly.  These two souls who both feel lost in a new life that they weren't expecting to have, start to form a strong bond.  Aidan is all ready to jump feet first into something more serious but Beck has reservations because everyone she has ever loved has died.  It takes a serious leap of faith for these two to get to their happy ending, but they finally do in such a great way.

As always, I just adore Roxanne St. Clair's books.  She has wonderful characters that go on such an emotional journey together to get to their happy ending.  Aidan is just a sweet, sexy military man and Beck is sweet, friendly and just wants a big family again.  Read this book, you will not regret it.

Murder Notes (Lilah Love) - Lisa Renee Jones

Holy cow!  I could not put this book down.  I just had to keep reading to find out answers.  Imagine my surprise when I realized this book ends on a cliffhanger.  Ugh....I want, no, I NEED to know the answers to this mystery and it is killing me having to wait.

Lilah Love works as an FBI profiler.  She understands how killer's think and is really good at her job.  Lilah is now living in California after running away from her past in the Hamptons, NY.  Imagine her surprise when her latest case is dragging her back into the past she has been trying to run from.

Back in the Hamptons, Lilah finds herself immersed into another murder and having to deal with her father, the mayor, her brother, the police chief, and her ex, now the head of the local crime family after his father was murdered.  As Lilah is investigating things in New York, someone else is leaving her notes taunting her.  Just when you think you have something figured out, the story takes a hard left turn.

Overall I love this story and I really love Lilah.  She is a total bad a$$ type of girl with such a foul mouth, but she really knows her job.  I love this ride Lilah is taking me on and I can't wait to see how it ends.