Double the Pleasure is a collection of four stories by four different authors. My drive to read this book was because of Lori Foster’s novella Deuces Wild. This novella is part of the series Winston Brothers and Cousins. I loved this series especially the story that had Joe in it. I liked this novella. It was short but overall it was good. The story was about twin brothers and Hart had to leave but needed Dex to stay and pretend to be him. The problem happens when Dex’s meets and girl and she thinks that he is Hart, and Dex goes along with the lie. I felt that the girl forgave a little too easily but it had to be done quickly with the story being a novella. I liked the twin brothers. With reading Dex’s story I am intrigued with Hart and what was going on with the girl he had been with then left. It might be awhile before I find his story but I will be on the look out for it.
The other authors and their stories are The Lucy of the Irish by Deirdre Martin, which is about a carpenter who has the choice of going home to Ireland or sticking around in New York. With this one I wished that it was a book because then you would have gotten to really know the characters. You got to know them but it felt way to quick. The next book is Your Room or Mine? by Jacquie D’ Alessandro. This one is all about coworkers who judge each other to quickly but with a weekend to bond things will heat up. I liked the story. Once again I thought it was too short but it was enjoyable. The last book of the collection is Double the Danger by Penny McCall which is with an FBI agent and witness protection. Personally I wasn’t that into the book. I read it but it didn’t really thrill me.
Overall I will have to say that this collection was an enjoyable read.
The newest addition to the New York Blades series is Icebreaker by Deirdre Martin.
Sinead O’Brien is a top lawyer and a partner in her firm. She has a few rules and one was never date a client but that all changes when she comes to toe with Adam Perry.
Adam Perry needs a lawyer as an assault charge is filed. He knows it was not assault but he needs a lawyer. He is quiet spoken and says little but a fire builds between them and soon more than lawyer/client relationship is built.
I liked this story, not as much as The Penalty Box but I liked it. There was a good story involved and the characters were well built.
I thought it was interesting with the ending as Martin creates it to be anything but old fashioned. Its kind of a sad situation if you look at it from one specter but it works.
Sinead’s family is wonderful and there are old and new characters which pop back up. I did like Adam’s attitude and its because of his past which created his attitude that kept him strong now.
Take a chance and pick up a book from the New York Blades series.
Thumbs up for The Penalty Box. Deirdre Martin creates another book in the series New York Blades which will touch your heart as a nerd and ex-hockey player will find love.
Katie was always considered heavy and was teased always in school but school is out. As Katie begins to write her novel she comes back home for some research. She ends up going to her reunion and is surprised by the many people who are actually nice and admit they were mean to her expect her nemesis Liz. But that is not all that happened that night because Paul finally noticed her.
Paul, an ex hockey player taken away from the game before it was time. He hated it and settled for coaching but it was not in the league he wanted. Coming back to his home town was not what was expected especially when he finds a much prettier Katie.
The two start dating but it is rocky as he already slept with Liz again and he is the coach for the little league of Katie’s nephew and Liz’s son.
With stories that are about bullying for me they are so much more powerful. It should be discussed because it happens to many. I loved how Martin creates Katie to be stronger but inside she is still hurting.
This story was a roller coaster. There were great highs and the lowest of the lows. I didn’t know how the story would end up but I hoped with a happy ending.
All the characters from bad to good guys were very realistically written and entertaining to read. I loved the story on Tuck, the nephew because it seemed so real.
The Penalty Box will pull at your heart strings and make you believe in second chances.
Got a taste for passion open up one of the books to the New York Blades series from Deirdre Martin and find out how two chefs will heat it up in the kitchen.
Anthony Dante is head chef of Dante’s for years. Its his families business and he loves it. Over a year now he has become a widower as his wife was killed in the line of duty. Sparks will soon fly as a woman from Paris will try to make her way into his block.
Vivi Robitaille is from Paris but she can’t be there and have her dream, a dream of creating a Bistro where people will fall in love with the food and each other. With the help of her half sister Vivi will strive to make this Bistro work. What she doesn’t not factor in is how her heart will find it to another, Anthony. But as the two battle for their restaurants will there be any room for love?
As the first book I read from Martin I liked it. It was cute and the characters were real in being stubborn with their feelings and they had to be worked on to realize what they truly wanted.
The back story on both Vivi and Anthony led to further their character development which added to the appeal to the plot.
Just A Taste is the seventh book in the series New York Blades.