Saturday, 18 May 2013

Kaleb by Nicole Edwards


Zoey Stranford might’ve had a crush on the sexy boy next door since middle school, but she’s a woman now, and that crush has turned into a full blown case of lust. So why is it that at twenty nine, her libido decides to ramp into high gear and the only thing she can focus on is the intensely sexy, scorching hot boy next door who is definitely not a boy anymore? 

The only problem is that Zoey and Kaleb have been best friends for as long as she can remember. Not to mention, Kaleb and his brothers are working on buying Stranford land to build a new resort, and she’s more than a little hesitant about his intentions.

Kaleb Walker has had his eye on Zoey for close to twenty years, but never before has he considered taking their friendship to the next level, no matter how many fantasies he’s had about her over the years. That doesn’t explain why Kaleb is hell bent on having her – in as many ways as possible. 

Kaleb finds himself in a precarious situation. His brothers have nominated him to pursue Zoey’s father about purchasing the land needed to get their new resort off the ground. Finding out that Carl Stranford is on the brink of foreclosure and Zoey might just lose her house and the land, Kaleb now has to convince her to put aside her pride and let him help her.

It doesn’t take long before the flames start burning bright and hot, and the two of them burn up the nights and the days as they explore each other’s forbidden fantasies. But can their friendship survive a business transaction or the new friends with benefits clause? Or will they realize that they’ve been overlooking something much deeper that’s been right in front of them all along?

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to m/f/m encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Consider yourself warned! Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.


Oh, wow!! What can I say?

I'm not sure which blurb I read before purchasing the book, because I missed the warning lol.

This is one hot story with characters you love and want to read a hell of a lot more about.

The book was recommended to me by another reviewer on amazon and I am so glad I let my curiosity get the better of me.

Kaleb and Zoey sure set fire to the pages from the beginning, when Kaleb is trying to purchase her fathers land.  Zoey doesn't have a clue that the land is about to be taken by the bank, but Kaleb and his brothers want to purhcase the land quickly to use, to build access to the resort they are about to build.  I really hope this series continues once the resort is built and open - oh boy!

Anyway, once a friend of Zoey and Kaleb's arrives home (He's a long haul truck driver), things certainly heat up in a very hot, naked kinda way - get the fans out ladies.

This is the first book in the series, each book carrying on the resort story, but about a different brother (I presume).


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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase


Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master's degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it's to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D'Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he's had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women--especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She's stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone's front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.


At first when I started to read this book it felt too much like the Princess Diary's, which I've watched a few thousands times with my daughter!

By chapter four I was sucked into the story and absolutely loved it, not able to put it down. In fact I loved it that much I gifted a copy to my seventeen year old daughter.  There is some explicit scenes towards the back of the book, so if you are thinking about letting your daughter read it, I suggest you read it first.

You can feel the heat between the two main characters straight from the start, which just gets hotter and hotter through the book.

Samantha's personal assistant is a hoot and was a really good secondary character.

A feel good romance which really did leave me smiling!

The Vacant Chair by Kaylea Cross


The Civil War has torn Brianna Taylor’s family apart and made her a widow. Determined to ease the suffering of the wounded crowding the Union hospitals and honor the memory of the man she loved, she embarks on a career as a nurse. But then he arrives—a patient who makes her feel alive again in spite of her resolve to stay detached. 

Captain Justin Thompson understands the cost of war all too well, yet he felt compelled to fight for the Union his father died defending. Wounded at Cold Harbor and left to die at a military hospital, he owes his life to Brianna, who seems determined to guard her professional boundaries despite his best efforts to breach them. Just as he’s winning the battle for her heart, he’s forced to return to the front of a cruel war that could very well separate them forever. 


There is only one word to describe this book and that is AWESOME!!!

This book was so out of my usual genre, preferring Contemporary Romance, Erotica, New Young Adult, but having read all of Kaylea Cross's other books (Military Romance and Paranormal), I bought this the day of release as well and I loved it too bits and didn't want it to end. This is a full length novel, but I could have carried on and on.

The novel is set during the American Civil War, so you also get a bit of a history lesson. Not too much to bore someone who isn't interested in the War, but enough to give you an idea about it, and one thing you can guarantee is that it will all be fact, as Ms Cross has been praised in previous books for her factual content.

Both characters, Justin and Bree are loveable right from the beginning and you can feel the attraction between them. Their first meeting is short and the second so much longer, because Justin is Bree's patient in the hospital. I so wish she'd given him a proper sponge bath lol.

Once Justin is released from the hospital they separate yet again, but finally come together (make sure you have a fan handy), but it still isn't easy sailing for them both and of course there are a few more, fan needed, scenes.

This was my first historical romance book that I've read in years and I really really really hope that Ms Cross write more of these. Maybe Morgan and Cahill?????

Thank you for an amazing read and I can't wait for the next one!!!

Kaylea Cross also write's as Callie Croix (check her out for an even hotter read).

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Profile of Evil by Alexa Grace

Profile of Evil is book #1 of the Profile Series.


In Profile of Evil, Carly Stone is a brilliant FBI agent who's seen more than her share of evil. Leaving the agency, she becomes a consultant for Indiana County Sheriff Brody Chase, who needs her profiling skills to catch an online sex predator luring preteen girls to their deaths in his county.

An undeniable attraction forms between the sheriff and his profiler, and they are unsure of how they feel about that. She's in Indiana to do a job. That's all. Once the killer is captured, she'll head home to Florida. They both vow to end the job with their hearts intact. But will the heat between them prove impossible to ignore?

As the body count increases, can the predator be stopped before he kills again? A life hangs in the balance, and the two rush to stop the most terrifying killer of their careers — and time is running out.


Having read all the books in the Deadly Series by Alexa Grace, I couldn't wait for the release of Profile of Evil and yes, I read it on release day!!

Alexa has a way of pulling you into the story with the characters.

I loved how she described Brody as being like Joe Manganiello, the actor from True Blood. I was like - YEAH!!!!

When he first meets Carly, had me laughing, and if you read the book, you'll see what I mean! The attraction between them is there straight from the start and only gets hotter, until Brody's brother speaks some home truths to him, and then there is no stopping him. Wow!

But with a sexual predicator out there..... I thought this was written really well, and obviously a lot of research had gone into this part of the story, which was slightly OMG - in places.  I will say it isn't really gruesome, so shouldn't put anyone off, just an excellent read which left me hungry for more of the story.

I am so looking forward to the other two books in this series which feature Brody's brothers!