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HER WILD HERO by Paige Tyler

HER WILD HERO by Paige Tyler

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HER WILD HERO by Paige TylerHer Wild Hero by Paige Tyler
Series: X-Ops #3
Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
ReviewedbyMiranda

Declan McBride is a bear shifter that has yet to embrace his shifter side.  He works for the Department of Covert Ops using his skills to serve the government.  His latest mission takes him and a team to the jungle of Costa Rica.  Declan didn’t count on one of his teammates being the beautiful Kendra Carlson.

 

Kendra has been with the DCO for years and is finally going out in the field after rigorous training.  She is looking forward to the operation in Costa Rica but never counted on being chased by an army of hybrid shifters.

 

When Declan and Kendra get separated from their team they must fight to survive and deal with their underlying feelings for each other! They both will have to push themselves to the limit if they’re going to get out of the jungle alive.

 

Paige Tyler’s Her Wild Hero is explosive, action-packed romantic excellence! I swear I felt like I was in the middle of a theater watching a summer blockbuster as Her Wild Hero took me for a wild, exhilarating ride.  Ms. Tyler is crafty with her pen as she makes the reader fall in love with two characters as they are right in the middle of a death-defying journey.

 

Declan and Kendra have been my favorite characters since book one in the X-Ops series, Her Perfect Mate.  Declan is such a teddy bear, pun intended J.  He has been in love with Kendra since they met but she has been hard to pin down.  Kendra is a smart character with a huge heart.  She has been good at pairing other people but always going after the wrong guy herself.  Finally, these two must spend some quality time together.  It is a shame they are doing it under fire in the middle of the jungle but it does heighten the sexual tension and add more drama to this fantastic novel.

 

Her Wild Hero will leave you wanting more of Tyler’s X-Ops!

BOUNDARY CROSSED by Melissa F. Olson

BOUNDARY CROSSED by Melissa F. Olson

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BOUNDARY CROSSED by Melissa F. OlsonBoundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson
Series: Boundary Magic #1
Published by 47 North Genres: Urban Fantasy
ReviewedbyMiranda

Former Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther doesn’t pull any punches. When she stumbles across two people trying to kidnap her niece she goes into full warrior mode.  Lex does a good job of saving her niece but loses her life in the process.  It’s a good thing she has the uncanny ability of coming back to life.

 

When it is discovered that Lex’s niece is a “null” meaning she cancels out magic the supernatural world upends Lex’s.  Now Lex must work with Quinn a vampire fixer to unravel the mystery surrounding her niece’s attempted kidnappings and stop the villains before something worse happens.

 

I received Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson as a Kindle First novel. Every month Amazon gives prime members the opportunity to try upcoming novels. There were many great sounding titles to choose from but Boundary Crossed called out to me.  I am thrilled that I chose it because it was unstoppable entertainment from the first page.

 

Lex is a strong and smart heroine. She knows how to protect herself and those she loves.  Author Melissa F. Olson creates such depth of emotion within Lex in the first stunning scenes when she realizes her niece is in danger.  I found myself holding my breath as Lex fought mind, body and soul to hang onto her niece.  It was powerful and spine-tingling AND this was just the beginning!!

 

Boundary Crossed is the beginning of what is guaranteed to be a hit series for Olson.  The action, suspense and emotion where gripping throughout the novel.  The intensity was so great I read the entire thing in one sitting.

 

The novel definitely leans more towards urban fantasy than paranormal with not a lot of romance mixed in. However, there is definitely sparks flying all over the place and I can’t wait to see what Lex gets into next and who will be there to light her fire. Boundary Crossed is a Joyfully Recommended Read and I will be counting down the days until I can get my hands on Olson’s next Boundary Magic novel!

THE NEW YORK SAINTS SERIES by Melanie Scott

THE NEW YORK SAINTS SERIES by Melanie Scott

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THE NEW YORK SAINTS SERIES by Melanie ScottThe New York Saints Series by Melanie Scott
Series:
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

The Devil in Denim

 

All her life all Maggie Jameson has wanted to do was run The Saints when her father retired. She’s worked every day since she was a child to help the team. The last thing she ever expected was her father to sell the team out from under her. Alex Winters has always loved The Saints so when the chance came, he and his three friends jumped to buy the team. It’s a dream that they have always shared. Maggie allows Alex to convince her to stay and help The Saints but she can’t stop feeling betrayed and the anger is aimed directly at Alex. As they work together to make The Saints better, they find the attraction between them is white hot and before long, attraction becomes something more. But when Maggie is offered the dream she’s worked for all her life, can she turn it down for what Alex is offering her?

 

 

Angel in Armani

 

Sara Charles has been doing everything she can to hold her family’s business, Charles Air, together since her father’s accident incapacitated him. Sara is taking every flight she can to keep the business running. Lucas Angelo and his two friends bought The Saints. Now Lucas is the team surgeon and finds himself constantly traveling between his practice and The Saints training location. When a storm traps Sara and Lucas together they spend a passionate night together but Sara isn’t reading anything into it and is determined not to repeat it. Lucas wants Sara around so he can change her mind, he’s sure there is something between them that he wants to explore. He pulls some strings to have Sara made The Saints personal pilot. With the current shape of Charles Air, it’s an offer that Sara cannot refuse. Even if it means spending time with Alex and constantly being tempted. As they spend more and more time together can Alex overcome Sara’s fear of the differences between their lifestyles and convince her to take a chance on him?

 

Lawless in Leather

 

Raina Easton never saw herself teaching a bunch of would be cheerleaders dance moves. But when the owners of The Saints offer her the coaching job for their new cheerleading squad The Fallen Angels, she can’t turn it down. Malachi Coulter keeps telling his partners there are no cheerleaders in baseball but they are convinced that The Fallen Angels will help sell tickets and fill The Saints stadium. Now he’s faced with the owner of a burlesque club running a squad of baseball cheerleaders. Against his will, he finds himself so intrigued by Raina that he visits her club just to learn more about her. As the passion burns between them and the feelings grow stronger, can Malachi learn to let his control go enough to hold on to Raina forever?

 

When I first received Lawless in Leather for review, I couldn’t believe I’ve never read Melanie Scott before! How did I miss her or The New York Saints series?! I immediately went and picked up Devil in Denim and Angel in Armani . Once I’d read them both I knew this series had to be a Recommended Read but I couldn’t pick just one. How did I chose between Alex, Lucas or Malachi? So they all had to be recommended! Readers won’t be disappointed if they only read one title but you sure will be missing a treat if you don’t read all three of these books. Super sexy, filled with romance and laughter this is one series that is not to be missed!!

BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY by Jessica Lemmon

BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY by Jessica Lemmon

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BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY by Jessica LemmonBringing Home the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon
Series: Second Chance
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Evan Downey has decided to start over. Since the death of his wife, he and his son have been in limbo. Now, he feels like he can move on from the grief and start a new life. Charlotte (Charlie) Harris has supported Evan and his son in every way she could since the death of her best friend, Evan’s wife, Rae. But as they are both moving forward they discover that their feelings for each other have changed into something more than friendship. Can they move past their feelings for the woman they both loved and let themselves find a new love together?

 

Before I even start let me first say as a rule, I really dislike and avoid books where the heroine is not the hero’s first choice. A book where the hero looks over the heroine for her best friend at first is one that I usually avoid like the flu virus, feeling as though the heroine is the second choice. Bringing Home the Bad Boy caught me totally by surprise. Both Evan and Charlie have to deal with their feelings for Rae along with their feelings for each other. Jessica Lemmon skillfully made me feel Evan and Charlie were meant to be without taking away their love for Rae and making Charlie seem like second choice. Bringing Home the Bad Boy is my first book by Jessica Lemmon but I’ve already put her next title on my “must be read” list!

QUARTERBACK DRAW by Jaci Burton

QUARTERBACK DRAW by Jaci Burton

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QUARTERBACK DRAW by Jaci BurtonQuarterback Draw by Jaci Burton
Series: Play by Play
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Grant Cassidy know he wants Katrina Koslova from the moment he sees her. But Katrina doesn’t have time for a relationship, no matter how hot the chemistry is between them. She’s been raising her teenaged siblings since the death of their parents. Even her job as a model is to provide for them the best life she can. As a famous quarterback, Grant’s not used to women not being interested and he intends to pursue Katrina. But as their relationship becomes something more can Katrina let go and let Grant in?

 

Quarterback Draw maybe my favorite my favorite Play by Play novel! Grant and Katrina make the book sizzle page after page. Jaci Burton has always been a favorite author of mine and Quarterback Draw proves why!

THE UNLEASHING by Shelly Laurenston

THE UNLEASHING by Shelly Laurenston

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IN HIS KEEPING by Maya Banks

IN HIS KEEPING by Maya Banks

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DARKER THAN DESIRE by Shiloh Walker

DARKER THAN DESIRE by Shiloh Walker

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STRAIN by Amelia C. Gormley

STRAIN by Amelia C. Gormley

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LUCA’S MAGIC EMBRACE by Kym Grosso

LUCA’S MAGIC EMBRACE by Kym Grosso

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