No Strings Attached

No Strings AttachedTasha Riordan went wild seven years ago with a man who turned out to be a drug dealer and because of circumstances she was thrown in jail for two days in the Bahamas. Now seven years later she will find that he is a half brother to her friends boyfriends. Not able to trust this man she keeps him at a distance but the chemistry is still there to tempt them back together.

Luc Bradshaw was a DEA agent and was undercover. During his stay in the Bahamas he finds a woman he wants and connects with. When he leaves for a meeting he will find her disappeared. Seven years later he will find the woman and see that she is not happy to see him. Luc will find out the reason and understand and hope to start again but he first has to get her trust again.

No Strings Attached is the third book to the Razor Bay/Bradshaw Brothers by Susan Andersen. I liked the book and thought it went well with the series. You are drawn into the plot and even though elements of the book are predictable I was enjoying the story.

The chemistry is steamy between Tasha and Luc and always will be it seems but it bugged me that Tasha would just give in. She had seven years to get over those two days and she kind of had but it seems that she holds quite a grudge with Luc and then she falls back into bed. Well it is not that simple as she does make peace with him but with the amount of anger she had you would think it would take some more time. But I really did like Tasha because she was a determined and kind person who was doing what she needed to do. Luc was the same way, a little more cocky with his attitude, but a good guy. I did like that they were able to get that second chance as I wanted them to be happy.

There was no real villain except who ever put Tasha in that prison and that does get solved. Basically the person was an ass and making sure that she would not get in the way. I was happy that the person who did that to Tasha was finally called out for it and gave closure for them.

Will this be the last of the series or will there be another half siblings out there that is a Bradshaw?

Some Like It Hot

Some Like it HotHarper Summerville is at the town Razor Bay for one purpose which was to examine the charity that is asking for grant money. As she was the one who ran the foundation that her father started it was her job to investigate if they were a credible organization. Harper will find herself being pulled into this town, making new friends and having things heat up with a certain Deputy.

Deputy Max Bradshaw does his job well but at times he feels he is being pulled in all different directions. He will find himself being pulled once again when he will be attracted to a new girl in town, Harper.

Some Like It Hot is the second book to the series Razor Bay/Bradshaw Brothers from Susan Andersen. I have read the first book which I did like. The second book follows the same pattern with some heartwarming scenes along with plenty of steamy scenes as the main characters get together. I will admit it took me some time to get into the book but that was more than likely because I had to keep putting the book down, so my attention was drifting. As I moved halfway through the book I was able to sit down and just read leaving me to enjoy the rest of the book.

Harper’s character was caring but at first she was a little cold as she was just doing her job. It was when she started to really volunteer you saw that she cared for those kids. Max was good man and good cop. He did right by things and helped out when he could especially with kids who were not privileged. I liked that he was taking a chance finally with Harper but you knew that by her not telling them all that was going on there would be an argument coming her way. Personally I didn’t think it was such a big thing to get all angry about. She wasn’t exactly lying to anyone, just not admitting the whole truth.

Andersen has written the next book with Luc and Tasha which I will hopefully getting soon. It sounded like at the end they had a connection of some sort so I am sure we will find out in this next book which should be the last book. That is unless there is another half brother out there yet to be discovered.

That Thing Called Love

That Thing Called LoveJake Bradshaw is thirteen years too late to start raising his son but it was better late than never. Jake is back to take custody of Austin and start a life with him but life is never that easy. He is not his son’s favorite person and there is also the woman who helped raise Austin. He will have to win both of them over which will be a challenge.

Jenny Salazar has helped raised Austin like her own and when his father comes back into town she is terrified at the news that Austin is to leave. Jenny  knows she has no right to him but cannot stop her heart from breaking. She will give in as it is right only to discover more to Jake.

That Thing Called Love is definitely a heartwarming story by Susan Andersen. I liked that several stories were going on at the same time one of them being with the teenager Austin. It was fun to read from different points of views with the characters. Andersen does a good job with creating the characters to be likable even Jake who abandoned his son. You want to give his a second chance and hope this works. She creates the story to be realistic with the idea of the relationships between a son and his estranged father. Andersen also keeps the readers engaged as Jake and Jenny find the chemistry between them to be irresistible. The pages are steamy and sizzle at your fingers. Now with the exception of a little heartache a happy ending is to come but Andersen leaves it to the last minute.

Playing Dirty

Cade Gallari was not the same stupid teenager who made a pointless bet but he wasn’t sure if Ava believed that he had changed. With filming the documentary he would prove he changed as he still wanted Ava as there was fire that had not disappeared even after thirteen years.

Ava Spencer was devastated back in high school but she had come a long way from the plump girl. Now thirteen years later the boy who broke her heart was back and needed her help. Ava would help but keep her distance as she was not sure he could be trusted though with each look she felt her control crumble.

Playing DirtyPlaying Dirty is the third book of the Sisterhood Diaries series from Susan Andersen. I liked this book immediately as it stirred an emotion of fury which I had felt back in high school during my freshman year. Personally I think no matter what high school is hell for most even if they don’t want to admit it. In Playing Dirty Susan Anderson does a fabulous job with recreating a situation that is very real in a high school with the upper and lower status of the students.

You wanted to hate Cade for what he had done to Ava in high school but then you always wanted to shake Ava as to say that he is not the same person you had known and it was time to let it go. Throughout the book I found myself flipping the pages enjoying each scene that Andersen created. There was a little humor, passion and a mystery which followed the book. I thought the mystery of the diamonds gave a nice ending to the book and series.

Burning Up

Susan Andersen’s writing is fun and character driven. I tried one book from her already and wanted another. This time I grabbed just a novel not part of a series. So picking up Burning Up I knew it would be fun to read I looked at the summary but surprisingly enough it was a book that just told a really great story.

Macy O’James ran away from the town that believed the worst of her. Most hated her or thought the worst of her except for Macy none of it was true but only a few believed her. But Macy is coming back. She is thriving as a dancer in MTV videos but her cousin needs her help and she will drop everything for family. Now that she is back there will be the problem of peoples memories and the new Fireman Chief.

Gabriel Donovan has been in this town for only a little to know much of the old and new gossip. He is thrown when he finds himself meeting the one person who most of the gossip was about. He will not know what to do with Macy except want to get her into bed but the more he spends time with her he doesn’t know what he had done with most of his life.

Andersen gives a story in Burning Up its not original (but what is original nowadays) but its fun. I did not want to put the book down. She gives the characters interest and make them realistic. I like how authors gives stories which seem to be real but at times over-dramatized. I guess I also like stories that involve the bullies and how the victims overcome and have some sort of justice. I loved Macy’s hard exterior and how she hides herself from the town which had all but abandoned her. I also love how Gabe sees beyond the person she is portraying and likes her for who she is.

Anderson gives some good twists which are funny and typical but at the end there is a happy ending with a twist. She also gives a little epilogue which is cute and sweet for the characters. A happy ending for all.

Getting a Cop on your side has never been so good

That’s all Poppy Calloway needed. Detective Jason de Sanges to be on her side but of course he would not. Poppy would not give up on her group of kids and she was able to get Jase to help them out. Poppy’s only concern was to give these kids a chance who are coming too close to breaking the law. But Poppy is going to be endanger along with the kids.

Jason de Sanges is a good detective but he doesn’t want to help these kids because he knows they are already damaged or are they? Jase gets a second look at them and Poppy. Jase and Poppy are together with the kids but when the kids are away passion heats up between the two.

Susan Andersen’s series Sisterhood Diaries Bending the Rules is the second book to the series and sizzles as the two characters bicker back and fourth endlessly throughout the book. But the bickering turns to passion and passion grows to love at least on oneside.

I liked the story dialogue with the kids and the troubles they encountered. The story was not just about the two authority figures, Poppy and Jase. I did like how the two characters were polar opposites. Each gave something the other was missing so everything balanced.

I am interested to read how the series started and how it ends with the first and third book.