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Guilty Pleasure - Bound Hearts

Guilty Pleasure indeed -- although the only guilt here might not be the one they're referencing... Marty and Khalid's story could have been exciting, heart-stopping, and with enough fire to warm the entire Eastern seaboard during winter. Un...

3 Stars

Darkness Embraced

I had high hopes for this story, but it didn't quite ring all the bells. Escaped slave girl, the barbarian who saves her from a fate worse than death, and the always fun obstacle of incapability to communicate -- how could this go wrong? Th...

3 Stars

Phantom Desire - Psychic Ménage, #2

Disclaimer: New readers: This book does not stand alone, at all. That said, I'm not sure how useful it was to have read the first book. The politics didn't really come hugely into play in this book; most of it was centered around Chandra an...

3 Stars
  • Author: Houston Havens
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: BDSM, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, Series: Read in Order
  • Publisher: H.A.W.K. Publishing

Reason to Wed - Distinguished Rogues, #7

A quick, hot, entertaining read, even if asides from the little detail of what the various earls of Windermere do to ensure the fecundity of their wives, Reason to Wed isn't particularly out of the ordinary. Esme and Richard are fun togethe...

4 Stars
  • Author: Heather Boyd
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Under 45k Words, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: LLD Press

Perihelion - Queenships, #1

I'm fairly conflicted about this book. It's got an interesting premise and a wonderful cast of characters and an intriguing world and I loved Kato and Mas'ud, but I couldn't get past the issues. For one, it really doesn't read like it belon...

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A Scandalous Proposal - The Little Season, #2

Light-hearted fun with an endearing cast and a fun hero and heroine. The good: I really liked Coop and Dani. They're both realistic but optimistic people who do the best they can with that they have. Despite the rather grim matter of blackm...

3 Stars

Eight Ways to Ecstasy - Art of Passion , #2

Eight Ways to Ecstasy is well-written, poetic in its prose, lush in its imagery and the characterizations are so vivid I could imagine I could feel their emotions hovering in the air between me and the book. But I didn't love it. I might ha...

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Chase Me - Paris Nights Book 2

This book nearly got 4.5 stars. I relented because the reason was that I wanted more and it ended. Laura Florand's Chase Me is handled with her usual grace and exquisite sensitivity. Chase Me deals with issues of grief, of terrorism, the wo...

5 Stars
  • Author: Laura Florand
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Laura Florand

Six Degrees of Scandal - Scandalous, #4

Childhood lovers separated by stupidity/the rash pride of a young man and a second chance at love -- to be honest, at first the way things were set up just didn't work for me. I thought the reason behind James and Olivia's initial heartbrea...

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Pirate Bound - Telepathic Space Pirates - A Prequel

This first book by writing duo Carysa Locke is intriguing. A Talented, mostly telepathic race. Pirates in space. Two women on the run from a dastardly evil brother. What's not to like? Well. There's the slightly unsettling mental comparison...

4 Stars

Subject X

Fun, sweet, and romantic - I really enjoyed Subject X -- even though the science felt like it was on fairly shaky ground throughout. Charlotte was a great character, although I bemoan the trope of an intelligent woman having little clue abo...

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A Brazen Bargain - Spies and Lovers, #2

I enjoyed the fireworks between Rafe and Minerva greatly. I especially appreciated that Rafe was a good enough man to try and save Simon from himself. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous book, however, in part because of how fru...

4 Stars

Orphan's Blade

I'm pretty conflicted about Orphan's Blade. On the one hand, Valoria is pretty kick-ass and amazing for a minstrel princess. Yes. She harnesses the forces of darkness, pulls down mountains, and repels zombies with music. She's also honorabl...

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An Indecent Invitation - Spies and Lovers #1

Sweet, funny, and sassy, An Indecent Invitation put Laura Trentham on the map for me. I went into the story expecting that Lily wouldn't actually be able to do much, as most debutante-turned-spies tend to. However, I was very pleasantly sur...

4 Stars

Sinful Surrender - Psychic Ménage, #1

Decently entertaining, but lacking a certain spark. I like this book well enough -- the premise was interesting, the characters mostly engaging and the conflict was enough to carry my interest through the book. However, I felt that the worl...

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Happily Bedded Bliss - The Rakes of Cavendish Square, #2

Sweeter and more fun than I expected. Despite their rocky beginnings, Esme and Gabriel were a fairly persuasive couple. Tracy Anne Warren did a very good job of setting events up to create the situation while throwing the two together in a...

4 Stars

Rebellion - Alien Attachments Book 2

Politics, kick-ass heroine, a rebel with a cause, telepathic fated mates -- usually a recipe for success, but this one fell a bit short for me. I felt like the author was trying to do way too much at the beginning of the book. This isn't th...

3 Stars

Theirs To Take

Steamy, intense, with a surprising dollop of love thrown in for good measure. I went into this book expecting it to be kind of dark and grim and was pleasantly surprised otherwise. Yes, it talks about pretty stark things like human traffick...

4 Stars

Dangerous - Rockwood Family Series, #2

Well-written with vibrant lovable characters and an interesting premise. Besides, how can you resist a scholarly gentlewoman who knows more about Egyptian artifacts than the average museum curator of the time? Couple that with a devilishly...

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Mirage

All right. Bonus points for writing a sheikh in the time of corsets and smelling salts and the Little Season. Also bonus points for writing an intrepid code-breaking Egyptian-ologist (is that a word?) heroine. Further bonus points for a smo...

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Love Me, Love Me Not

Well written with an interesting premise and lovely prose. I adored Pierce and I loved the relationship between him and Ana and how sweet and beautiful it was. But honestly, none of it balanced out the frustration for me. There was just way...

3 Stars

The Rogue - A Devil's Duke Novel, #1

It is difficult to judge this book. It was both sweet and poignant, lovely and poetic, and a confusingly paced slog through things that I wasn't sure I cared about in the end with threads left untied. The good: Saint was, well, almost saint...

4 Stars

The Groom Wore Plaid - Highland Weddings, #2

Gayle Callen’s The Groom Wore Plaid was unexceptionally sweet for a romance, but the paranormal theme was thrown into the story more for spice, rather than for the meat of the tale. The lack of paranormal was unfortunate because I rather li...

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Deviant

Let's be honest here - this is straight out brain-candyland. We have the hardened hitman with a dark and traumatizing past and the girl on the run who inexplicably is drawn to him and his darkness. That is not to say that Natasha Knight doe...

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Not Okay Cupid

Sweet, cute, and gave me a mixed bag of feelings. What I loved: Hazel and Felix are really, really sweet and cute together. I also loved that Hazel had her life together and didn't fall into the overused trope of "unattractive geek girl wit...

4 Stars

The Art of Taming a Rake - Legendary Lovers, #4

I have to admit, this story initially got off to a rocky start for me. The "stronger (shrewish?) older sister protecting younger sister from a rake" setup has always been a bit hit or miss because I'm not all that fond when the heroine is a...

3 Stars

Grading the Curve

Had the potential to be more than a fun quickie, but sadly fell a bit short. To be fair, Nicola Cameron packs quite a lot of oomph into what is there. Cord's personality stands out, as does the potent chemistry between him and Ellen. Unfort...

3 Stars

Kiss Across Swords - Kiss Across Time Series, #2

Very well rendered with just the right amount of historical detail for fun without sinking too much into the horrors and barbarism of times past. I am uncertain about how much I believe in the way time works in Cooper-Posey's world, but tha...

4 Stars

4-Ever Theirs - Four to Score

...now looking forward to re-reading some of Jayne Rylon's previous stuff because this really just didn't do it for me. For one, the interactions and the romance just wasn't sufficiently there. She has this wonderful relationship with each...

3 Stars

Stealing the Bachelor - Stealing the Heart, #3

I wavered a lot between the 2.5 and the 3 and it ended up being the 2.5 because I honestly didn't manage to get through the book. I skimmed most of it just to find out what happened and to make sure it really wasn't getting any better. For...

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Edge of Obsession

Pure girl porn, otherwise known as sheer id-fic. And I mean that in the best way possible. Helena is strong, smart, has plans, is courageous without being stupid about it and knows when to bend. Tyr is hot, sexually dominant, knows what he...

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Deep Water - Olympic Cove, #3

Nicola Cameron took on some pretty heavy stuff in this story and managed to wrangle a believable HEA out of it. A pretty good HEA, to be fair. Impressive, I'd say, considering I'm about to warn of Greek Gods Behaving Badly: rape/infidelity/...

4 Stars
  • Author: Nicola Cameron
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire - Dead in the City, #4

I didn't fall in love with this story the way I was expecting to. I was expecting a bit more sass, more fire and kick-ass abilities from Trixie and I was looking forward to a smooth-talking, sweet with a bit of bite cowboy and lots of fun a...

3 Stars

Dukes Prefer Blondes - The Dressmakers Series, #4

A bit of Sherlock Holmes meets ...well, meets cute? If you've ever wanted to see the indomitable Holmes brought to heel by emotions and tamed to a velvet hand, you just might enjoy this. I thoroughly enjoyed this story - I had a foolish gri...

5 Stars

Challenging Saber - The Alliance, #4

Spirited girl with a fighting spirit. A gentle but fierce warrior. A love that has been there forever. Commitment to a love despite tragedy and loss. On paper, all of these things sounded like they should combine to create a book that would...

3 Stars

The Fix Up - First Impressions

Funny and sexy and adorkable. I liked this story - I'm always fond of a strong woman and a guy who's hyper-intelligent and I love to see when sparks fly between two well-matched people and The Fix Up definitely delivers. What I really appre...

4 Stars

Awaited - Wasteland #2

I really enjoyed this book - more than I expected to, actually. I expected something a bit more fluffy (not that fluffy is bad), but this was much grittier than I expected (in a good way). There's sacrifice and decisions to be made, and non...

4 Stars

Redeeming the Earl - Perfect Series Companion, #3

I was a bit conflicted about this book. There's the usual trope of the heroine trusting the hero on sight despite his tarnished name and loving him anyway, but it was sweetly done and for someone who specialized in unearthing the truth, I c...

3 Stars

Empress of Storms - Two Thrones Book 1

Flawless and stunning - Empress of Storms has put Nicola M. Cameron on my must-read list. I'll admit, this story has many of my favorite elements: royal marriage of convenience, unrequited love that ends up being ...well, requited, politics...

5 Stars

Steal Me - New York's Finest, #2

So we have the classic grumpy scowly cop who falls for someone completely inappropriate case-wise (when do they ever not, in cop romances?) and shenanigans ensue. Oh, and throw in the fact that the heroine is a struggling waitress writing a...

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  • Author: Lauren Layne
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Forever

Veiled Magic

Veiled Magic is definitely worth picking up. The story is tightly written with wonderful characterization and an intriguing plot. Blake introduces the reader to a fascinating world with interesting rules and manages to do it without a singl...

4 Stars

The Queen's Flight - Emerging Queens

Rollicking good fun with a generous side of kick-ass. I adored seeing Viola grow into her own as a dragon queen - her badassness (yeah, totally a word) was hysterically funny, the way the three heads never seemed to agree was a hoot, and I...

4 Stars

Once Upon a Power Play - Risky Business, #2

Oodles of fun with sassy, sexy banter and two intelligent adults who aren't quite sure what to do with each other -- other than bang each other into next week, that is. I really liked that Ryan isn't portrayed as the stereotypical athlete h...

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Dream Knight

Dream Knight is a story a tortured, noble hero and his feisty, foisted-upon-him wife. It has just enough witchery to spice things up without venturing into paranormal. So there was a lot less magic than I expected from the blurb. Really, al...

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For The Win - Gaming The System, #4

Accidentally leaked sex video, cosplay, gaming geeks equals lots of steamy fun, right? Unfortunately, not quite. I was expecting something a little more light-hearted, a little more fun, and a little more ...romantic. What I actually got wa...

3 Stars

Kiss of Twilight - Dark Bonds, #1

Guy on the verge of losing his humanity? Check. Girl who really wants to jump in on the saving the world business against guy's wishes? Check. Guy needs girl to do this so he can live? Check. Guy completely refusing any reasonable logic abo...

3 Stars
  • Author: Loribelle Hunt
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Carina Press

The Bloodline War - The Community Series, #1

The Bloodline War wasn't quite what I expected - I was anticipating something a little more frothy and a little more tropey and somewhat more light-hearted. Not quite so and kudos for it. Tappan actually takes a good hard look at the much l...

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Seven Nights to Surrender - Art of Passion , #1

Playboy billionaire running away from himself trying to drown himself in pretty tourists for the ultimate in disposable relationships meets damaged artist struggling to find herself - hi there, trope city. To be honest, I didn't have super...

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His Work Of Art - Hot & Nerdy Book 4

I had a good time following Reese and Adam as they worked together to create a piece of art and a shared love. Schroeder did a great job anchoring the story in the details of fandom without ever moving into roll-your-eyes territory. This is...

4 Stars

Seducing the Rake - Cursed Treasure Book 3

I love a good amnesia-to-love story, but this story sort of fell short of the mark. Unfortunate, because it was highly enjoyable otherwise. The main problem is that the story feels like it cuts short right when it should be getting interest...

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