Wes Sinclair was adamant about winning the bet which he won fair and square. When he won he got Natalie to be his slave for two weeks. He will find ways to drive Natalie crazy but she will turn the tables on him until they both give in to desire.
Natalie Prescott was determined to win the bet she made with Wes but in the end she will lose, though things will quickly change between them. Natalie will find herself losing the bet but getting much closer to Wes.
Big Shot is the first book to the series Book Boyfriend by Carly Phillips. I really enjoyed this light and steamy read from Carly Phillips. Its a book that you can just sit down and read and enjoy the banter between Wes and Natalie.
Wes was an egotistical male but you could not help and like him. I wanted him to take a chance and just be honest with Natalie but it is hard to cross that boundary. I was cheering for him especially when he showed his gentler side, he was a true romantic at least when it came to Natalie. Natalie was a determined woman who wanted to do all that she could, she wanted to be the best. Like Wes, I wanted Natalie to open up to him about her feelings and tell him once and for all how she felt. Although I did like that she was not waiting for him, she was doing what she could with her life.
I really liked the cross over with the Dirty Sexy series. It was fun to read about the Kincaid brothers. It actually makes me want to reread their stories.
Liberty Jones had dreams of leaving, but when circumstances change her life is forever altered. Liberty does her best to do everything she could for her sister. Their lives will change when Liberty meets the Travises family but things will get complicated when her past shows up.
Sugar Daddy is the first book to the series Travises by Lisa Kleypas. I liked this book a lot. I found it dragging a little in the beginning but it was needed as you got to know Liberty’s character.
Liberty’s character was interesting. She was kind and tried her best especially with her sister. Where many would give up, she kept going. What drove me a little crazy was her obsession with Hardy. It was annoying as she kept comparing every man to one heated kiss she had received from Hardy years ago. I almost wanted them just to have sex so it would be over and done with. I figured once it was done they would figure out they wouldn’t last. Of course I was glad they didn’t as that would really end Liberty and Gage.
The Travises family were good people and very wealthy, but they were hiding something and that will connect them to Liberty. The hints are there and pretty easy to figure out. Within the family I really liked the father, Churchill. He was a kind older man who wanted friendship from Liberty. Gage, Churchill’s son, wanted more from Liberty. I liked Gage for the most part. He grew on me as he interacted with Carrington and Liberty.
Throughout the book I didn’t really like Hardy. He wasn’t a character I was rooting for. Yeah I am happy he helped Liberty in her childhood but he truly was ruthless and I think cared more about himself. Not sure how I am going to like him in the next book but I will try it out. I am reading Blue-Eyed Devil next.
Animal Attraction is a collection of stories that are definitely on the steamy side. I picked up this book for one reason which was the story from Lori Foster. I had just found out that Lori Foster is continuing the Buckhorn Brothers series. I have read that series over and over, and loved it every time. So far it looks like Lori Foster has written three novella’s that further the series but it is with the kids of these original brothers.
Buckhorn Ever After is the sixth book to the Buckhorn Brothers series. Shohn is the son of Sawyer and Honey, and Casey’s little brother. The plot is simple, Shohn will find himself attracted to Nadine and will find an excuse to spend time with her and to make her believe he was serious. I was excited that Lori Foster was continuing the series with the kids. So I thought that this book was a great addition to the series. I will say that this book seemed much more steamy than the others, but as I think about it the others books were just as steamy except there was more detail in the plot. Buckhorn Ever After was a novella which always makes the situations go much faster.
I loved Shohn. He was another alpha male whose job was a park ranger and he took his job very seriously. He was certainly a player but one with a good heart who had come from a good family. I liked that Shohn was persistent with his intent to be with Nadine and I loved how his new animal would not leave him alone. Nadine owned a pet hotel. She was a friendly person but her character was also cautious. She had wanted Shohn and loved him since she was a kid but she was in the friend zone. Of course that changes when Shohn becomes determined to be with Nadine, and you want a man like Shohn to pursue you.
The other three stories to this collection I decided to read as well. I have never read anything from these other authors, Heidi Betts, Maisey Yates, and Jules Bennett, and I have to say that I liked them. They were again very steamy and had some humorous situations that added to the plot.
I will be reading the seventh story to the Buckhorn Brothers series next.
Millie Barnes has loved one man, Joe Carpenter, since high school and she will finally have a chance with him. Though as Millie gets her chance her eyes look towards Sam who is her ex brother in law.
Fools Rush In is a novel from Kristan Higgins. This author can write a story that is entertaining, easy to read which is filed with heartwarming and heartbreaking situation that feel real.
Millie has been a stalker when it had come to Joe, not a bad stalker, just someone who was hopelessly in love with a man that never really paid attention to her. She has loved him since high school. I will have to say that as I got to know Joe I didn’t really like him. He was nice but a little too immature for my tastes. Millie will learn that she might need someone else other than Joe. Now Sam is another nice man like Joe but he is much more mature. He is grounded and is an all around good man.
I loved how Kristan Higgins slowly built the love that blossomed between Millie and Sam. They were friends and something switched, they started to see each other in a different light. Now with the rational part of my brain I thought Millie and Sam together was a little weird as he was her brother in law for eighteen years. Though the romance reader in me loved the romance that had happened between Millie and Sam.
Manda Munroe was privileged and had been a spoiled young woman but she had changed when the man she loved was killed in a car accident. Tragedy will follow her until her brother hires a bodyguard who will marry Manda to draw out the stalker.
Hunter Whitelaw had been friends with the Munroe’s for years. He will receive a call from his friend Perry who was asking for help. Hunter will readily agree to act as bodyguard and husband to Manda so he can stop her stalker.
Whitelaw’s Wedding is the fourteenth book from the series Protectors by Beverly Barton. I was surprised by this book. There was more to this book than it appeared to be. First thoughts were that it was going to be a romance between a spoiled girl and seriously gorgeous man. Well Hunter is described as big and gorgeous but he was also filled with mistrust. Not so much that he would not be able to be with another woman but I would say that his ego was bruised. Now Manda had grown up from her spoiled ways. She had learn hardship and heartbreak and there was a fear that followed her.
Thoughts on who the person could be were several people. I was actually nearing down the suspect and thought that I had guessed right but I was wrong. I should’ve realized that my guess was too obvious. You had to look a little more closer to discover the person that did not want Manda to have any happiness.
I would be definitely up to reading more from Beverly Barton, either from this series or her other novels.
Callie was a wedding planner who moved back home to help her grandmother. She will be shocked to find Tanner, her high school crush, living there. She will be even more shocked when he finds her attractive.
Tanner was an ex-Navy Seal and businessman. He was also a father but had very litter interaction with his son, though not because he didn’t want to. He will get a chance to have that relationship but it will be trying. He be will tested by his sons attitude but also by Callie who moved back to town.
One in a Million is the twelfth book in Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series. I loved this book. I started the book early in the morning and since I had to work I had to put it down and actually work. Though on my lunch break I was back reading it. I finished the book later into the evening and when I go to the last page I was thrilled. The characters of Callie and Tanner were flawed but so perfect for each other, if they gave each other a chance.
I loved the fact that Callie was the granddaughter of Lucille. Lucille has been a fun character throughout the series. She has been a little pushy at times but you can’t help but like her character. Now Troy who is Tanner’s son was a great character. You needed to have Troy in the book because it gave some more depth to Tanner’s character and Troy’s character was well written.
The last book which I have to read is the 12.5 book which is actually a novella that is revisiting with Chloe and Sam.
Carina Conte has loved Max since she could remember but she had to forget about him and move on. It was easy until her brother decided that she should shadow Max as she started into the family business.
Max Grey knew that Carina was off limits as she was his best friends sister so he will keep those thoughts to himself. That is until he finds himself too captivated with Carina that he can’t keep his hands to himself and with one scorching night together all things will change.
The Marriage Mistake is the third book to the series Marriage to a Billionaire by Jennifer Probst. As this was the first book I had no expectations other than hoping I would like the book and I thought Jennifer Probst wrote an interesting story that captured my attention. I wanted to know more about these other characters and what happened in their stories.
This book falls to family dynamic as this is a very Italian family and I liked them. They were a little old fashioned but that was how these characters were written to be. I liked that Carina was breaking free of the mold and trying to become the woman she was meant to be, instead of what her family expected. Max is a man with a past he doesn’t want repeated. He doesn’t feel like he is good enough for Carina and keeps all relationships very easy. Chemistry for these characters is not a problem but it only comes alive when they are angry or at least that is how it starts and it will be scorching between them.
What was interesting was this book of spells that Carina used and this book was used before in the previous books for the two main woman who were looking for the right man. I liked the idea of the spells but I definitely wouldn’t say this was supernatural, it just had a small supernatural spin to it. From how the book ended with the women commenting on the book Julietta will find herself reciting a spell like the others. I will find out soon as I am reading Julietta’s story next.