The Santinis Collection is a compilation of interracial stories featuring four Italian-American brothers and their journey to finding the perfect women. Each story is funny and refreshing and can be enjoyed independently. When any of the men is going through some angst, he can rely on his brothers for candid input, unwelcome meddling but best of all, unwavering support. The camaraderie is endearing and comes across clearly with the author’s depiction of the closeness they share. The matriarch, Joey Santini, is intrusive and frequently ...more
Chrysalis is a very captivating interracial romance constructed around a dark and ominous secret, which isn’t revealed until the very end. The main characters, Nicholas and Sydney, share a connection that transcends the pages of the novel and feels alive and believable.
A teenage Sydney Johnson experiences a horrific incident one night that leaves her guarded and withdrawn. Now in college, she hides in plain sight. Nicholas Dhalton’s family is one of the wealthiest in Utah but also very dysfunctional. The title, Chrysalis, is interesting as it ...more
Those Jones Girls reveals the story of the oldest of three sisters. An interracial contemporary romance, it features a restaurant manager and an auto repair shop owner. Knowles often takes her characters through fire as she molds them into the remarkable people they eventually become. Most notable, the characters are often everyday people with issues that are sometimes extraordinary. Sabrina, the oldest of three girls, witnessed the demise of her parents’ relationship and later became her father’s unwilling participant during his steady decline into ...more
A SEAL’s Heart is a heartfelt interracial romance recounting the story of Navy SEAL Fitzgerald Carrigan who returns home disillusioned by the volatility of war and too broken to accept the love he deserves. The depiction of Fitz’s physical and emotional problems is so powerful, it is impossible not to relate to his dilemma. Zuly is a great complement to Fitz because while she loves and wants to coddle him, Zuly realizes it would get Fitz no closer to seeking the help he needs.
The sparks flying between Archie and Sean burn up the pages from the very beginning. The two can hardly keep their hands off of each other whenever they are together. However, it is the caring between the two men that really makes this story a good one. Sean’s actions in trying to get to the bottom of Archie’s sudden and out of character desire to set up a friends-with-benefits arrangement illustrate how well he knows Archie and values his friendship. And though Archie wants more, ...more
Submission Island-where submissive women can go to satisfy their deepest kinks. But Natalie’s there under false pretenses. She’s a botanist looking for a rare orchid that blooms only at night, and only on Submission Island. She just hopes she can escape the sexy Doms who run the island long enough to find out the orchid’s secrets, and that means pretending to be more submissive than she thinks she is.
This was a fun book. I enjoyed that Natalie wasn’t full of angst over her secret and ...more
Cort Strang is a homicide detective called to a scene where a man has been strangled with the cord from a keyboard — not a pretty way to die. The man who found the body, Patrick Gallagher, is pretty, though. He’s also an off duty detective from Computer Crimes.
Not a long story, it’s tightly written to solve a murder and start a romance. The author does well on both counts. I liked the romance Cort and Patrick sparked from the beginning, getting better as the ...more
The second book derived from the original Hammer series, these stories are significantly fluffier than their predecessor. I liked this one, not as much as the first book but it was entertaining.
The characters from main to supporting are well written. Even though I liked Jeff and Paul, I was engrossed with little Mike’s story. It stole my attention away from the main event. I hope the next book is about him.
If you like extra sweet, light BDSM stories then you will enjoy the read. I ...more
No matter what genre the amazingly talented author Sam Crescent writes in she proves time and time again that her storytelling gift is absolutely amazing, always touching, filled with heart and endless amounts of sensuality and passion, creating a story the reader can cherish and enjoy. Ms. Crescent does a superb job in her plotting and pacing of the story, but she really excels in creating characters that seem to leap off the pages and Lana and Kent are no exception. The development of the relationship ...more
Allie Ritch: Author Rosanna Leo is on my blog today (12/7/13) to share character profiles on Soren Snow and Gioia Clementine from her shifter romance, Predator’s Serenade. Check it out at allieritch.wordpress.com
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Lori Stone: *whispers*. I never got past the third chapter in the original ”50 shades” but this rendition on the theme looks interesting. Please enter me into today’s giveaway. Thanks!
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