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Review: HOT WINTER NIGHTS by Jill Shalvis

Title: Hot Winter Nights (Hearbreaker Bay, # 6)

Author: Jill Shalvis

Category: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense

Source: Borrowed from the Library

Reviewed by Amy

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I know when I pick up a Jill Shalvis story I will be thoroughly entertained with a fun storyline, hot chemistry, and witty dialogue. Hot Winter Nights was no different.  I have been reading the Heartbreaker Bay series a bit out of order, but they are still so much fun. In Hot Winter Nights, Molly and Lucas are center stage for the readers and their romance and personal challenges are quite engaging. 

Molly works at Hunt Investigations behind a computer. She is excellent at her job but wants to be out in the field. Problem is, her boss and her brother don’t think she is ready and would like to keep her safe. Lucas is recovering from being shot weeks ago and is going stir crazy at not being able to get back into the action. What a perfect time for him to tag along with Molly on an unsanctioned (by her boss) case of the “Bad Santa.” 

I love romantic suspense stories so I was glad Shalvis added a touch of it to Hot Winter Nights. While it is still very much a contemporary romance, the bit of suspense makes the story so much more interesting to me. She does a wonderful job weaving he romance, personal struggles, and investigation plots together. 

Most that read Shalvis’ books want the hot romance and they will get it in Hot Winter Nights. Lucas and Molly have undeniable chemistry, a relatively easy going relationship and just work so well. They feed off one another and it makes you wonder how they survived this long without one another. 

If you are looking for a contemporary romance story with a bit of suspense, give Hot Winter Nights a read. You will be hooked and ready for more books in the series!

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Review: RAPTURE by Skye Jordan

Title: Rapture (Renegades #8)

Author: Skye Jordan

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received form Author

Reviewed by Amy

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Oh how I can’t get enough of Skye Jordan’s Renegades! Rapture, the eight book in the series is captivating, steamy, raw, and romantic. When I read a series with so many fabulous characters, I often wonder if Jordan can write another story that will be as good as better as the others. I shouldn’t doubt her. Zahara, the first stunt woman that has been featured in the Renegades series and I loved it!

Zahara and Chase, the main characters of Rapture are explosive from the beginning and the story works so very well for them. Their conflict is not so unlike others but it is a raw and real. Jordan has an incredible way of putting the reader into the story and feeling all the same emotions as the characters. From the beginning during the hot, passionate, incredible love scene to the anger and disappointment when Chase wasn’t quite living up to his words. I love feeling the gamut of emotions while read Jordan’s stories.

I have enjoyed the stunt world that has been the Renegades series. Just like in the intimate scenes, Jordan does a fantastic job of showing us what is going on in the stunt scenes. From the exhilarating jumps over cliffs, to the painful landings of some stunts. It is an exciting and action filled part of the story! I loved every minute of Rapture!

If you are looking for a very sexy story with a long, detailed intimate scene along with fantastic story and well developed characters, give Rapture a read. Each of the books in this series stands alone, so while reading the others is a must for entertainment purposes, you can still start with Rapture. You will love it!

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Review: UNHITCHED by Jamie Farrell

Title: Unhitched (Misfit Brides, #7)

Author: Jamie Farrell

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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If you are looking for a fun, flirty, quick romance, give Unhitched by Jamie Farrell a try. This is a great story about a couple who did the whole Vegas marriage only to part ways shortly after, assuming they were legally divorced. Ten years later, Tarra realizes the divorce didn’t get filed so she takes the papers to Ben, her husband she hasn’t seen in ten years.

Farrell writes an engaging story from start to finish from the dialogue between the characters to the romance and chemistry between the stars of the book, and Tarra’s wacky family back in Bliss. It is all fantastic!

If you haven’t read a book by Farrell yet, give Unhitched a read to get a taste of her writing! If you already love Farrell’s books, you must add this one to your list!

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Review: DARE TO RESIST by Laura Kaye

Title: Dare to Resist (Wedding Dare, #0.5)

Author: Laura Kaye

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: Purchased from Amazon

Reviewed by Amy

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Talk about a hot book! Colten and Kady (aka Cupcake) burn up the pages in Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye. They have such great banter, playful interactions, and off the charts chemistry.

Colten and Kady grew up together as he is her older brother’s friend. Life happened, they went their own ways, and then find themselves at a business meeting stuck in a hotel together. They both want each other bad physically, but don’t act on it for a number of reasons. When they both figure out they want the same thing, watch out. I blushed a little, got a little fidgety, and ended the book with a big smile.

If you are looking for a quick, hot, sexy read, give Dare to Resist a try!

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Review: BLAME IT ON THE KISS by Robin Bielman

Title: Blame it on the Kiss (Kisses in the Sand, #2)

Author: Robin Bielman

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: Purchased from Amazon

Reviewed by Amy

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Blame it on the Kiss by Robin Bielman was such a fun story to read. It’s that light-hearted, sweet, sexy, contemporary romance that takes you away from reality and lost in a love story. Bielman writes so effortlessly that you find yourself flipping pages and before you know it, the story is over. Her characters are flawed, yet as dreamy as romance characters should be. Blame it on the Kiss is the type of story that will have you wanting to snuggle up against your significant other and improving yourself. It is a fabulous story.

Bryce and Honor are the couple in the story and are quite compatible. Their camaraderie was easy and I enjoyed their interactions. Their affection for one another is easy and light. Bryce was the perfect match to Honor letting the relationship progress at her speed while encouraging her along the way in little ways. The result of the respect this couple has for one another certainly showed in the bedroom. Their physical chemistry is off the charts hot! Bielman provides the perfect amount of show in these intimate scenes to flow with the story.

If you are looking for a fun, take-me-away romance story, give Blame it on the Kiss a read. It will leave you with happy sighs and a full heart. I can’t wait to read the other books in the series!

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