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The Devil's a Werewolf - Seven Brides for Seven Shifters, #2

The blurb sounds like all fun and games, but the reality reads a bit more like a cross between a social justice crusader's blog and a disappointed shifter fan's denouncement of shifter mating tropes along with a helping of hypocrisy. There...

3 Stars

Probabilities - Fierce Hearts, #4

The "geek" and the "bubbly" schoolteacher learning to move beyond their self-perceived limitations and past traumas to find love amidst fire, explosions, and various other baddies being, well, baddies. Sound like fun? Except, it’s not reall...

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Alpha

Boy is responsible for death of girl's family; girl hunts for boy and finds boy; chaos hits the fan, as per usual, and then we get our happily ever after with a side of kinky sex. I did enjoy this book - I appreciated that there wasn't the...

4 Stars

Blue and Alluring - Tales of the Citadel Book 49

Viola Grace's talent for fantastical and wonderful ideas are brilliantly showcased in this story. The notion of a woman who is made of mist and who makes her living by altering other people, just as she can alter herself, is intriguing and...

3 Stars

True Claim - The Sigma Menace, #3

True Claim has put Marie Johnston on the list of authors-to-watch, for me. It strikes a great balance of romance; friendship, family, and intrigue, without losing a step. Benji and Spencer are the focus, as is proper, but there's also this...

4 Stars

All of Me

So. I thought the boys were really sweet together and I liked the voice and setting and everything... but it never quite really gelled together for me. Mostly because it was one of those "big misunderstanding because no one bothered to find...

3 Stars

Even Villains Fall in Love - Heroes and Villains, #1

This was a sweet and funny story and it's a great choice for a fast and light read. I enjoyed the idea of superheroes having lives and families outside of their hero-ing. I also thought that the idea of a super villain and a super hero gett...

4 Stars

More Than Words

The story started out with an enjoyable premise -- with the author being dropped into her own story. It was interesting to see how Kylie dealt with her errant love interest, Milo. Or rather, her heroine's love interest. The mystery of who t...

3 Stars

The Highest Tide - Eden Series, #4

I truly enjoyed this story about Jason and Lera. Perera strikes a very good balance between fantasy and realism in her world--not so gritty so that it gets depressing, but not so dreary that a happy ending seems impossible. However, I do th...

4 Stars

The Mermaid's Sanctuary - The Hunter's Series, #2

I couldn't get into this book enough to want to finish it. It felt hastily written, with a lot of telling and little showing, and the characters seemed one-dimensional. It didn't help that this is part of a series and it doesn't stand alone...

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  • Author: Charlie Daye
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: CMV

Magmon's Lover

I really enjoyed this story, even though I don't usually go in for age-gap romances. Often I find it hard to believe that the characters can surmount the barrier of years of difference in life experiences. However, Lyons did a good job of s...

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  • Author: Brenna Lyons
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Phaze Books

One Hot Fairy Tale

I thought the premise in Anne Kane's One Hot Fairy Tale was interesting, but I don't feel that the execution lived up to it and there were a lot of head-tilt moments. The main kicker though, was that I didn't really buy Rhiannon and Jack's...

3 Stars

All's Fair - It's All Greek To Me, #1

I really enjoyed this take on Greek mythology, but I felt like it was a bit rushed throughout and it sometimes verged on the edge of tipping from fun-campy to not-fun-campy. Davon Fury, God of War, Cassandra Cupid, Aris Cupid and Khrystal C...

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Revenge in Vein - The Complete Series

I enjoyed this collection, which came as a bit of a surprise -- I don't usually like revenge-fic. Either the original slight was heinous enough that it makes it hard to see the two together, or it was something petty that has me rolling my...

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Rusalka - A romantic fairy tale

I have to admit, I have a soft spot for fairy-tale retellings. However, this one is really, really good. I've never been fond of the way The Little Mermaid ended in the traditional story, so I was very pleased to see Jennifer's take on it....

4 Stars

Raashh Decisions - Xxan War, #3

I'm rather conflicted by this collection. I enjoyed it, yes, because Brenna Lyons truly is wonderful at characterization and world-building and I love the situations she puts her characters in... I just also wish that there was a little mor...

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Bellissima

This story put Anya Richards on my watch list. It's short, but it doesn't stint on detail and character development. I really liked Jane and Sergio -- they really came to life for me and Anya made their relationship seem real for me. It was...

4 Stars

Damaged - Planet Alpha

I'm a bit conflicted on this story -- I thought that it had a good premise and I liked the characters and their backgrounds showed a lot of promise. However, I feel like this story was really more of a lick and a promise rather than the ful...

4 Stars

Her Cyborg Lover

I really enjoyed this story with Natalie and Jebediah -- I especially appreciate how Anne Kane flipped the usual trope of how a woman who is at the top of her game meets a man who can out-fly her. Natalie definitely leaves Jebediah in the d...

4 Stars

Familiar Desires - Protective Affairs, #5

This story was entertaining and mostly sweet, but be aware that it really doesn't stand alone well. I was very confused about the roles, traditions and expectations about the various groups involved and how they were supposed to interact wi...

3 Stars

Jaguar in the Sun - Unveiled Seductions, #4

This story was short, sweet and hot. I did wish that there was a little more background laying for their relationship, but Anya did manage to convey that they had a pre-existing relationship and fondness for each other that made the danger...

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Guarded Heart

I really liked this -- the inversion of the usual trope where a woman is being guarded and both has no true concept of the danger and throws a fit at the "excessive force" that the bodyguard uses trying to keep her safe. I also really liked...

4 Stars

Darkest Ecstasy

Where to even start... Okay, so the sex was pretty hot. Not exactly my cuppa tea, but hey, I figure it'd do it for some other person. That said -- the rest of the story just had me shaking my head. --- (Mini Spoiler) Part of the problem was...

3 Stars
  • Author: Tawny Taylor
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Aphrodisia

The Devil You Know

This was an exceptionally well-written short - there was enough back-story to get one's teeth into without dragging the story down and there was suspense and intrigue enough to keep it interesting. The steamy bedroom scenes are just an adde...

4 Stars

Blutjagdfrau Lost

I really liked this installment in the Warrior world, especially since it hearkens back to an earlier time and it somehow felt more fitting with the entire feel of their culture and traditions. I also appreciated the relationship between Ah...

4 Stars
  • Author: Brenna Lyons
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Rom: Historical, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Phaze Books

Nareen of the Draca - Daughters of Draca, #3

Nareen of the Draca is short, sweet and fluffy. Reading this is not a bad way to while away some spare time, but this story is definitely more cotton candy than gummi bear. Amusing enough, but I felt like things overall felt rushed and the...

3 Stars

Angel's Power - Angel Shifters #2

I feel like this book suffers from "intriguing premise, lackluster execution" -- the worldbuilding is tenuous, the character development iffy and the conflict feels very flimsy. I'm not quite sure how the angelic society works, not sure wha...

3 Stars

Wicked Magic

Short, sweet, but needed a bit more length. The chemistry was hot and the sex fun, but I felt like I wanted to get to know the characters and their world a bit more. There's a lot of assumption on how their world works, which carries the st...

3 Stars

Love's Labyrinth

Interesting premise, but I couldn't quite get into it. A large portion of my problem was that it's very much telling, not showing. It also opened up with an info-dump, which didn't help. I felt like I was never in the character's minds and...

3 Stars

The Only Sorceress - The Only Sorceress, 1

Okay, I'm going to say upfront that I liked this, I got the second book and I'm going to read the third book when it comes out -- but whoa trope city. I like Kora. She's spunky, funny and she's mostly got a good head on her shoulders. She's...

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The Sorceress Screams - Sorceress Series, 2

More stunning views in Trope City downtown -- I really enjoyed my stay even though there was enough cheese to make a person lactose intolerant. If you read my last review of the first book, you'll know that I really like Kora, I really like...

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Lord Regret's Price - A Jane Austen Space Opera, Book 3

Entertaining and tightly paced with more than a dash of steamy sizzle, Joely does not disappoint. Although this is book 3 out of a series, it can be read on its own even as it doesn't stand alone. Burkhart does a fantastic job of weaving in...

4 Stars

Broken - Planet Alpha

Erin creates an interesting world and dynamic in this story -- it was short and sweet, with welcome spots of humor. I really enjoyed the interplay between the men and their history, even though some of it was confusing and might even be con...

4 Stars

Angel's Shield - Angel Shifters, #4

I was left with some very conflicting thoughts when I finished this story. For the technical bits, there's a bit of "As you know, Bob, x and y and z..." and a fair bit of telling, not showing. As such, the romance and story left me with mos...

3 Stars
  • Author: Erin M. Leaf
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Honor Bound

Honor Bound has placed Michelle Howard on my list of authors to watch and I can't wait to see more of this world. The premise involves a great many of the usual and expected tropes: a marriage of convenience initiated by the woman who is in...

4 Stars

Take Me Home - Country Roads

"We’re supposed to have a boy day. We’re going to play Vikings and cook hot dogs over a fire and burp and spit and scratch our balls and stuff I can’t do when girls are around.” Never let it be said that Inez doesn't know how to write spark...

4 Stars

The Place I Belong - Country Roads, #2

"West Virginia girls don't retreat, they reload." As usual, Inez delivers. I loved Zury's fire and Jonah's slow burn. The interactions between them were great and I appreciated how they were able to set aside their work differences to be fr...

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Summer Girl, Winter Boy

Heartbreaking and funny at the same time, even if I hadn't previously fallen in love with Barbara's writing already, this would have put her on the map. Barbara tackles some hard concepts in this story face-on, not flinching away from them,...

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Trapped at the Altar

I thought I would like this book because I adore childhood friend turned lovers. Unfortunately, this just did not do it for me due to a combination of factors: the background plot of what forced them together wasn't particularly believable,...

3 Stars

The Secrets of a Scoundrel - Inferno Club, #7

Nice, but didn't quite hit the spot. For those who think I am damning with faint praise, they'd be right. My interest was caught for the entire book and there were points where I laughed but I never really grew to love the characters and th...

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Vixen in Velvet - The Dressmakers

I don't think I've read Loretta Chase before this, but this book has put her on the map for me. Unfortunately, I might be so in love with Leonie and Simon that I won't be able to read anything else with as much pleasure. I adore Leonie, the...

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Cries of Penance - Chronicles of Surrender 5

To be frank, if this wasn't the 5th book in a series, it'd be a 2.5 star review. Just in way of full disclosure. I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt that I'm missing a lot of vital stuff coming in on a 5th book. Honestly, I don't know wh...

3 Stars

Sins of the Reaper - WesternWind 10

This book doesn't stand alone. I've read other stories by this author and usually reading books in chronological order isn't necessary, but for this one it really is. It didn't read like a romance. It read more like a sci-fi story with hot...

3 Stars

Becoming the Prince's Wife - Princes of Europe

I have to admit, this story didn't really do it for me. I found myself rushing through it to get to the end to see how things would pan out without enjoyment. I found the insta-love problematic. It wasn't just attraction, it felt like they...

3 Stars

You Taste So Sweet

Interesting premise, but problematic execution meant that it fell short of the mark. I liked Lark and how strong she was and how she interacted with the guys, who were the perfect blend of strong, sweet and vulnerable. However, I really fou...

3 Stars
  • Author: Erin M. Leaf
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * SPICY: HOT Romance, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Ever After

His Choice - Carrie Ann Ryan: 2.5 stars This story suffered from chronic telling and not showing, which made it hard to really get into the character's minds. The conflict felt contrived and I ended up simply not really feeling it at all. B...

3 Stars
  • Authors: Carrie Ann Ryan, Marie Harte, Rebecca Royce, Lia Davis, Leia Shaw
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution

Should've Been Home Yesterday - Country Roads, #3

As per usual, Inez Kelley sinks her hand into my chest and proves I have a heart in the most sweetly painful way possible. It's a very sweet read -- Webb and Molly are two good people trying to make the best out of a bad situation, one that...

4 Stars

RetroCog - A Power Up! Story

Hot, just a little bit dirty and with enough danger and mystery to keep things interesting -- this is a good addition to Harte's psychic hottie series. Despite a bit of insta-love and pronto-commitment, I really did like this romance betwee...

4 Stars

Girl Most Likely To

I'm always amused that when I pick up Barbara's books, I always skim over the sexy scenes in a bid to find out what happens next. I adored the interactions of Wren, Adam and Tomas -- it would have been so easy for Wren to have been overshad...

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Bondmate - Planet Alpha, #1

Have to admit, this didn't quite do it for me. I'm the first person to admit I love a good trope as much as the next person, perhaps more, especially when it comes to alien menages but there wasn't enough spark in this to really get my engi...

3 Stars

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