Review: HOLIDAY WITH A TWIST by Shannon Stacey

Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey is the perfect holiday romance. Stacey is an auto-read for me based on previous books because I know her writing will be fantastic, her characters will be lovable and there will be some sexy times for the couple too.

31201039In Holiday with a Twist, Croy and Leigh find themselves reuniting once again. Friends growing up, but spending the last several years in different states, they have made peace with one another after a bad situation over a mutual friend. Leigh is back home for the holidays and unexpected to both of them; Leigh and Croy explore these foreign feelings for each other.

Stacey writes smart characters with tough choices and real conflict. Novellas can be hit or miss with me due to the length of the story but Stacey always seems to make it work. Leigh and Croy date over a three week period and in that time frame we get to be a part of their budding romance, conflict over what to do when that time is up and spend some intimate time with them. It’s a perfect blend of watching Leigh figure out what to do with her life after some big changes and the romance aspect between her and Croy.

Stacey knows how to write fabulous holiday novellas and Holiday with a Twist is another one to add to her list. If you are looking for a sexy holiday romance to distract you from the hustle and bustle of the season, give Holiday with a Twist a try!

Reviewed by Amy

Review: ON THE PROWL by Cynthia Eden

On the Prowl by Cynthia Eden is a fantastic paranormal romance that lured me in like prey, hypnotized me with her dark sexy shifters, gutted me with the deeply raw emotional plot but allowed me to make it out alive with my heart in tact after the unbelievable action scenes.

30839780In On the Prowl, we follow Julian (panther shifter) and Rose (vampire). Lots of deals are made with the Lord of the Dark and the Lord of the Light, and more paranormals are introduced. Just when I think I am aware of all types of paranormal creatures in stories, Eden throws in another one. I am not going to share the one we meet in this story here, but it’s crazy cool. Or evil. I can’t decide.

Eden knows how to write tortured souls. You can’t help but fall in love with them even when they don’t see the good in themselves. Rose saw the good in Julian even though he constantly tried to prove her wrong. He saw Rose’s true heart and not what she was told she would become. It saves them both at the end. It was such fun to follow Julian and Rose on their windy road of a romance and finally get it right.

If you are looking for a paranormal romance that will suck you in from the beginning and not let you go until the vampire is finished with you, give On the Prowl a read.

Reviewed by Amy

Review: LOVING DEEP by Tracey Devlyn

Loving Deep by Tracey Devlyn was a surprise for me. The story has Devlyn’s fantastic storytelling, detailed plot, as well as interesting and endearing characters but the plot was not one I expected loving.

30551610I admit that when I first started reading this I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy it. I love all of Devlyn’s other stories and I trust her writing so I wanted to read Loving Deep. It’s just that the subject matter isn’t something that would typically spark my interest. However, it was the hero, Britt that made me love what he was passionate about. His quirkiness with Randi but his love for animals is so completely endearing. Randi is a good match for him in that she understood his passion and was a reasonable, independent woman who sees him for what he is, bad moods, overreactions and all.

Randi and Britt’s relationship was a rocky one, though. She was wary of getting involved with someone similar to her mom – someone who hurt her many times growing up. In a change of roles it was Britt that was the unreasonable one most of the time and Randi was level headed. Britt put his foot in his mouth often too. I wondered how Randi could stand to forgive him sometimes. It made their romance different and exciting because I never knew how a situation would play out. Britt and Randi’s story is one that will leave you with a happy and joyful heart when you finish the book.

Leave it to Devlyn to provide us with a unique suspense story. And she sure can write evil villains. At first the bad guys are shown as polished and upper class which makes you assume they are above certain things, but at the end of the book, you see their true colors. I couldn’t believe the evil that lurked under their fancy clothes and money.

There is a lot more I would love to tell you about Loving Deep, but you need to go read it for yourself. It is a wonderful story that will provide you with hours of entertainment. It brings together the Steele family for one of their biggest adventures yet. While I have read these books a bit out of order and they can be read on their own, I think the experience is best when they are read in order.

If you are looking for a romantic suspense story that combines a fresh plot, realistic romance, and a family that will support you with no questions asked, give Loving Deep a read.

Reviewed by Amy

Spotlight & Giveaway: DIRTY SCORE by Skye Jordan

Are you ready for a sexy hockey story from Skye Jordan? Check out her latest release called Dirty ScoreAbout the Book

dirty-score-750Title: Dirty Score (Rough Riders, #3)

Author: Skye Jordan

Release Day: November 14, 2016

Category: Contemporary Romance

Buy at: Amazon

Book Summary:

Rafe “Savage” lives up to his name on the ice and in the bedroom. Forging a legacy as the Rough Riders’ most notorious playboy is easy when the woman he really wants is off limits. Mia’s brother isn’t just Rafe’s best friend, he’s also a teammate. With the Cup in site, Rafe won’t screw with anything that threatens the team’s winning streak. But when Mia comes to town on a mission of her own, one little woman may turn out to be the toughest opponent Rafe’s ever faced.

When it comes to men, Mia is everyone’s best friend. But when it comes to romance, her relationships are destined for failure. With a new job awaiting her on the other side of the country, she’s determined to start fresh. To do that, she needs to let go of this stupid crush once and for all.

Seducing Rafe isn’t just the best option; it’s her only option. Until she discovers he’s been harboring the same feelings. And with his team weeks away from the biggest game of their career, and Mia’s new life waiting, their no strings affair threatens to tear both their worlds apart.

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About the Author

joanswan-skyejordan_headshotSkye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan. Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better.

When she’s not writing, Skye loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.

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Review & Giveaway: DEADLY ATTRACTION by Misty Evans

Deadly Attraction is another intriguing romantic suspense book by Misty Evans. Something I love about this author is her ability to research different things for her characters and implement them into her stories. In Deadly Attraction, we learn a lot about Forensic Psychologist Emma Collins and how she goes from analyzing criminals and working with the court system to helping juveniles on her ranch with her horses as therapy. It was a fascinating read from that standpoint alone. Add in struggling Mitch Holden, on loan to the Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce and it makes for an interesting combination.

deadly-attractionEvans writes such compelling characters in each of her stories and Emma and Mitch in Deadly Attraction are a great example of that. They have both been through tragic events in which they carry a large amount of guilt and they help each other in a way I didn’t expect. They didn’t try to fix each other, but just accepted each other with no questions asked. Evans crafts their romance fantastically as it intertwines with the plot seamlessly.

In addition to the sizzling romance, the plot was creepy. I found I was not able to read it before bed or worried I would not be able to sleep. The villain, a criminal that Emma helped put in jail has escaped and is after her. That is why Mitch is sent to protect her. They are trapped at Emma’s ranch due to wildfires and we are all left on the edge of our seat wondering when Goodsman (the escaped murderer) is going to show up. I was a anxious through all of it.

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