Review: TRICKED by Rebecca Zanetti

Title: Tricked (Dark Protectors – Reese Family Novella, #7.75)

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Category: Paranormal Romance

Source: Received from a Book Conference

Reviewed by Amy

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Tricked by Rebecca Zanetti is my first experience int he Dark Protectors series and boy am I ready to start at the beginning! Imagine my joyous surprise when I learned there are a lot of books in this series! What fun I am going to have reading them!

I wasn’t sure what to expect since I am not a die-hard paranormal romance fan, which means I am pretty picky about what I read in this genre. Well, from the first page of Tricked, I was hooked. I loved Ronni’s toughness even on her deathbed and Jared’s willingness to do what he could to protect her. I wasn’t sure how the two of them would really connect, but holy cow! They have chemistry. They are amazing together. It would be awesome to read a full length novel about the two of them.

Zanetti’s writing was wonderful. I felt that I hung on each word and couldn’t wait to learn the world she had created. What creatures exist? What vampires can and cannot do? And all those other fun things that happen in a paranormal world. The story unfolded at a good pace for a novella and I was intrigued with every page.

If you are looking for a quick paranormal romance that is full of heat and suspense, give Tricked a read!

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Review: SEARING NEED by Tracey Devlyn

Title: Searing Need (The Kingstons, #3)

Author: Tracey Devlyn

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC receive from Author

Review by Amy

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What a fantastic story! Searing Need by Tracey Devlyn is an entertaining romantic suspense story filled with danger, romance, the great outdoors (of course), Kingstons and Steeles! You also get to experience a little camping while reading this book, a bit of Cost Rica, experience cocky Reid Steele and do a little yoga to relax. Who wouldn’t want to read this book?

Riley is an amazing botanist that comes up on a man camping in he forest while working. This man is on Steele land. Why is he here? Her curiosity gets the best of her and she starts to stalk, study, and eventually interact with him. Coen is a special forces soldier looking for a little rest and relaxation after a terrible mission and was granted it courtesy of the Steele brothers. At least he was until Riley came storming into his life. The romance between Coen and Riley is entertaining from the start. I always love it when I can’t imagine the two characters together when they meet and by the end I can’t imagine them apart.

In addition to the mystery that is Coen, Riley also receives a few visitors that bring lot of crazy with them.  Devlyn is a fantastic story teller. She comes up with such interesting plots and the descriptions she provides makes the reader feel as though they are in the story. The emotions each characters are feeling are so real and raw, too. Devlyn’s characters are always so fascinating to me and I often learn a lot! It’s why I love her books so much!

If you are looking for a unique romantic suspense story filled with mystery, intrigue, a few Steele boys, romance, and a whole lot of danger, give Searing Need a try!

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Review: PROMISE ME YOU by Marina Adair

Title: Promise Me You

Author: Marina Adair

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received via NetGalley

Reviewed by Amy

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Holy smokes! I am am so in love with Promise Me You by Marina Adair. The story was so unique and had me experiencing so many emotions and feelings while I was flipping pages as fast as I could. Adair writes a captivating romance between two people that couldn’t be in more different places in their lives. The icing on top was Mackenzie’s dog Muttley. It was just so good.

Hunter and Mackenzie have been friends for awhile. They wrote songs together and have the same love of the music industry. She has also been in love with Hunter forever. Unfortunately, when the story begins, he is going to marry someone else. Fast forward a few years and the two meet up again after not seeing each other. Hunter is expecting to pick up where they left off but little does he know that Mackenzie’s life is very different than it was before.

I really enjoyed Mackenzie’s personal journey as it was so outside of what I know. I can’t imagine being in her shoes. I found myself aching for her at times when she was frustrated and feeling defeated. I loved watching Hunter learn Mackenzie’s world and what he could do to support and help her.  Adair writes the romance and intimate scenes between the Hunter and Mackenzie so perfectly for the story and the characters.

If you are looking for a fantastic contemporary romance story to read, give Promise Me You a try. The writing is smooth, the story moves along at a great pace, the romance is sexy, and you will be left with so much hope and love.

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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: DEADLY TARGET by Misty Evans

Title: Deadly Target (SCVC Taskforce, #9)

Author: Misty Evans

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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Get ready to hold on for this blockbuster of a hit with Deadly Target by Misty Evans. I know this book isn’t on the big screen but it sure should be. I felt like I just watched an intense movie that had me covering my eyes at some scenes and yelling at the characters during another. Evans delivers an emotional, complex, exhilarating story that will have you glued to the pages so you don’t miss a thing. In addition to all the betrayal that is going on in Deadly Target, we are also in the midst of a passionate love story between the two main characters…and perhaps another. It’s got everything I love in a good book.

When I have to set a book down because a scene is just about to get real and my emotions can’t quite handle the upcoming action or raw emotion, I consider it a job well done. The fact that Deadly Target could affect my emotions to the point I had to take a break, speaks volumes of Evans’ story telling ability. I love that I am affect physically when I read this book. Deadly Target made heart beat quicker, tears in my eyes threaten to overflow because of what I was reading. It’s that good.

Victor Dupe is the Director of the west coast FBI and Olivia Fiorelli is a US Marshal, who introduced to us in Deadly Holiday. They are a couple that you instantly love from the beginning. Their interactions are easy going and the chemistry is off the charts between these two. Evans does a fantastic job with their love story and I am so glad that Victor finally gets his love story!

If you are looking for an intriguing, sexy, romantic suspense, give Deadly Target a read. It stands alone, so if you haven’t read any of the other SCVC Taskforce books, you won’t be missing anything. And if you have read the other books in the series, you definitely won’t want to miss this one!

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