Rock Solid

Connor Prescott wanted more when it came to relationships but he seemed to be unable to forget the one who had gotten away. He had been with her almost three years ago and only knew her first name. Then by chance he will get a call from her three years later and she will give him unexpected news.

Rock Solid is the fourth book to the series Book Boyfriend by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. I liked this novel. Like the others it was fun, fast and steamy but I will say that out of all the books I would have to rank this one my least favorite. I suppose I just wasn’t pulled into the story as much but again it was well written and I was happy with the ending.

Connor for me was lovable like all the other guys, he was someone you wanted in your corner and he was sweet. The mystery woman, Katie, was heartbroken when she met Connor. She just wanted a one night stand. I did like that this was not a story of her holding on to a secret because she did not trust him. She was holding on to her secret because she honestly could not find Connor.

Overall this Book Boyfriend series was worth reading.

Some Guys Need a Lot of Lovin’

Some Guys Need a Lot of Lovin'Marcus Weston was a paramedic and beloved coach of the football team for young kids. He was happy with his life then a brush fire will change everything for Marcus when one of his players will die in the fire.

Juanita Slattery was moving to a small town for a couple months to work. She never expected to find her one night stand in the town or that he was a man who needed therapy. Juanita will know to stay away but with Marcus she will not be able to help herself.

Some Guys Need a Lot of Lovin’ is the third book to the series Outback Heat by Amy Andrews. I liked this book. This felt different than the others, it had a more emotional pull with how Marcus was feeling.

Juanita’s character was a strong driven woman who was very independent. I liked that she was like that but also that she was a woman to make her own decisions. She didn’t let the man dictate what she needed to do. Though I did like Marcus’s take charge attitude when he was with Juanita, although Juanita had that same take charge attitude. Marcus’s character was a happy go lucky guy and someone who was a bit of a player. Though it was interesting to read how it all changed with him. I thought Amy Andrews did a really good job writing about Marcus’s PTSD. I could believe that his character had it. The ending was heartbreaking but it was what was needed for Marcus.

I am reading the fourth book next. I am looking forward to Ethan’s and JJ’s story.

Suddenly One Summer

Suddenly One SummerVictoria Slade is trying to find Mr. Right but so far things haven’t been going right especially when she has a break-in. Victoria will have to move which is where she will meet Ford. She will instantly think him a player but as they work together she will find that was not the case.

Ford Dixon is trying to help his sister find out the guy she had slept with and he will get help from a neighbor. He will want the neighbor immediately but will find her difficult. Ford will do what he can to win over Victoria and help his sister.

Suddenly One Summer is a novel by Julie James. This is not part of a series but it does have characters from the series FBI/US Attorney. I thought this was a good book to read.

I haven’t read anything from James for a while but I will say that she is a good storyteller. I kind of wish she embellished on the scene with the break-in that happened in the beginning. I liked where that was going, though how she created Victoria to have a panic disorder after that felt very real which I liked. Someone who goes through a break-in would not go unaffected. I liked Victoria’s character, she was a little hard but being a divorce lawyer probably made her more jaded. Though I did like that she was able to help out Ford’s sister. Ford’s character was the laid back kind of guy and kind of a player but not a serious one. I wanted Ford to break down the barriers and really get to know Victoria which he will, it just takes a while.

I thought the part with the sister was sweet and I was glad that everything worked out for the best.

One Night with a Hero

One Night with a HeroArmy Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott was back home from the military trying to start his life again. Brady knew he was holding back which was why he was trying to get therapy for his problems that were from his past. Brady will get sidetracked when a one night stand comes into his life.

Joss Daniels has had a rocky childhood and things in her adult life weren’t going so great. Joss was determined to give herself a stable life and low risk, though when she meets Brady she can’t help but take a chance.

One Night with a Hero is the second and final book to the Hero series by Laura Kaye. I really liked this book, I liked it better than the first book. I guess it held my attention throughout the book and I thought that the characters had drawn me in to the story very quickly.

Both of the characters are connected with their childhood traumas. Joss had grown up in an orphan while Brady lost his mother and in turn lost his father who had changed into a anger driven man. I liked Brady for the most part but he took too long to realize that he had screwed up, though he did make up for his mistake. I loved how he tried to woo Joss back, he did it right. Joss’s character I liked as well. For her I thought she should have given him another chance to explain, but of course that didn’t happen, at least not right away.

I only have one more book in my list to read for Laura Kaye, at least for the moment, Hearts in Darkness, which I will be reading next.

A Buckhorn Summer

A Buckhorn SummerLisa Sommerville needed a break from her life. She was worn out from all the work she does and decided to come back home for the summer. Lisa will be shocked to find that there is a new person in her town and it just happened to be the man she had a one night stand with.

Gray Neely needed a change in location and took a chance on Buckhorn. He loved the small town and was looking forward to moving on. Then Gray will see the woman that has haunted his dreams after a steamy one night stand. Gray knows that he can’t let this opportunity slip and will make sure Lisa knows he wants more than one night together.

A Buckhorn Summer is the eighth book to the Buckhorn Brothers series by Lori Foster. I am really enjoying these stories. I am so happy that Lori Foster decided to write about the kids of these alpha males.

Lisa is a workaholic but has finally burned out. She needed a break and the best place for her was home. I liked Lisa. She was a strong woman and she had to be with her father and all of her uncle’s and cousins who were the macho males. Now Gray’s character was another macho male but he was a little bit broken due to his injury he had gotten on the job. I liked that Gray was one that didn’t tiptoe around a subject, he just asked or said what he needed to, well he did for the most part. The part about his injury was a very sore subject. You do find out about what happened which was tragic.

The sexual chemistry is again leaping off the pages just like in the other two novellas. Lisa and Gray are very steamy when they get together and there is no stopping them. It is humorous with all of Lisa’s family eyeing Gray but it made sense as they didn’t want him to break Lisa’s heart. Well aside from the sex there is a little danger that happens in the book. I was wondering if the threat would be bigger but in the end it was not what I was thinking.

Now having finished these novellas my only thought is when will Amber’s story be coming out and Adam’s. I want more and hopefully Lori Foster will be continuing the series.

Last Groom Standing

Last Groom StandingMarnie Price needed certain things to survive all her friends finding happiness. At the bar she finds it in drinks and she wouldn’t be alone in drinking as Dylan will be by her side. She will be waking up with him in her bed and it wouldn’t stop there. Marnie will want more but find that Dylan might not want that.

Dylan Brookes is a sensible man who is organized and does the right thing. He messes up with sleeping with his ex’s best friend. After that one night Dylan wanted more and will pursue this woman but he isn’t sure if he wants to take it all the way thanks to his parents.

Last Groom Standing is the fourth and final book to this series Wedding Season. Kimberly Lang finishes up this series with her story that pairs off the last of the friends. This was a cute finish up to the series.

It was interesting pairing between Marnie and Dylan but I liked them together as they were very much alike. The chemistry they have is obviously compatible especially as they continue this fling. I liked Marnie as she knew what she wanted but she also gave up too quickly. She didn’t want to be hurt by Dylan so she took the easy way out. Dylan is the straight-laced sort of guy and his world is shaken up with Marnie in it. I thought the information about his parents was interesting as it shaped him how he was and how he acted. As with the other books there were up and downs but when the time was needed I thought Dylan finally got it together.

I don’t read too many series where multiple authors contribute but I felt that the Wedding Season series was written well by all four of authors.

Maid of Dishonor

Maid of DishonorGina Carrington was not one to shy away from flirtation and sex but with one night with Carter ten years ago she felt shame. She broke up a friendship and damaged a soon to be marriage. Gina changed after that, she was still a flirt but wiser. She will now be making apologies to Carter but old habits are hard to get rid of. She will find herself with Carter once again but this time there was nothing stopping the relationship.

Carter had never forgotten Gina since that night and now he has a second chance with her and this time he wouldn’t let her get away. Though it wouldn’t be easy to keep Gina at his side.

Maid of Dishonor is the third book to Wedding Season series by Heidi Rice. I liked this book at lot and found it intriguing to read with the secret that Gina had been holding, and the hurt feelings that night which ruined a friendship.

As I am going through this series it is very interesting that it is being written by four different authors and yet they all work. The personalities are all the same from book to book which is great as you get the fluidity of the series.

Carter and Gina’s story which was talked about in hushed terms throughout the series with what happened between them ten years ago. Though this book will go in more discussion with what happened and give Gina’s side of the story, not just the crude one she had given. Gina to me seemed more with this story. I liked her before but she is a better person to me as I find out what happened that night and the aftermath. Carter to me seemed like a player but that was deceiving as he was much more. I liked that he was focused on what he lost and was determined to find a way to win her back. There are bumps in that road a secret that Gina was keeping will come out and will be shocking everyone, but it gives them that second chance that was waiting for them.

The final book, Last Groom Standing, is next for me.