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Review: Outlaw MC of Mars: A Christmas Story

Outlaw MC of Mars: A Christmas Story by James Cox
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I stand corrected. This last book in the series is the true feel-good wrap up to this series. The government has been overthrown. Enemies of those who want a better and more equitable world are vanquished. What more could happen? This book is what happens after the happily ever after.

From Liam's perspective, we see how all the couples in the previous books are still happily together. It is nice to see everyone smiling and free. For Liam, he should be fine but his nightmares are non-stop. His nightmares involve the Beast, not sexual violations. The beast is a nasty mutated octopus that could walk on land and kill humans. This was actually pretty cool. I liked this part of it and Mr. Cox paints a dark and grim picture. It is easy to visualize the horror and desolation in Earth's prison.

Memories of Liam's time at the end, right before he is rescued can be summed up in two words: soul crushing. The s…

Review: The SEAL's Rebel Librarian

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The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

PTSD can come in different forms. For Jack, he loses control of his body which infuriates him. His shakes and lack of coordination make no sense to him. Trying to recover at home is not helping much. When he decides to enroll in some classes at a local college, he finds a prim and proper librarian to jolt him alive. Erin Kent is going through her midlife crisis early. Recently divorced, she feels free to finally stop compromising and living with a regrets. Her regrets all start with the word "not". Not buying that motorcycle. Not skydiving. Not going on that European tour. Frankly, her ex-husband sounds like a boring jerk.  Whilst Erin may have her bucket list, dating a younger man who happens to be a student at her school is not on it.

This short and sweet romance features Rose's brother Jack. This boo…

Review: The Second First Chance

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The Second First Chance by Blakely Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ms. Bennett is an auto-read for me. Her writing just gets better and better. When I first read the blurb of this story, I was mixed. It is intriguing but I'm not too interested in contemporary romance. Within the first few pages (or screen swipes) I am hooked and I know I made a grave mistake. I started this book right before I was going to bed. Warning, do not start this book just before you are going to do something or go to bed. Set time aside to savour this book from beginning to end. This is one of those books that give you quite a book hangover. I'm emotionally wrung out after going through Jayden's second chance to be with the love of her life.

The set up of the story is filled with angst. If you were given one chance to go back in time with all the knowledge you currently have, would you do it? What if …

Review: Exquisite Trouble

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Exquisite Trouble by Ann Mayburn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Although this may be the first book in the series, for me, it comes better after reading the third one. In Exquisite Trouble, Swan, Sarah's twin sister is trying to live a life of her own. She is out from under her father and stepmother's influence. She loves them, but staying in a prepper's compound is a bit too isolated. Super smart, she is ready to take on the outside world. This dream to be independent is curtailed quickly when she is drawn into her birth mother's crazy schemes.

I really enjoyed this book and now I am becoming more of a motorcycle club fan. Granted this motorcycle club holds more honourable men than in reality, still, it is alluring. Swan is an interesting character. I thought she would be similar to her twin, Sarah. Swan is a little like Sarah but different enough to distinguish between the two women. Swan is less…

Review: Hide Away

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Hide Away by Iris Johansen

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Hide Away starts off a new arc within this series.It promises to be fabulous as readers are introduced to a new young girl Eve and Joe will foster, Cara Delaney.This book can be read as a standalone.However, I recommend reading the prior books to appreciate the characters and how they relate to each other.The relationships are complicated.Cara first appears in the last book, Shadow Play.Cara is the daughter of a ruthless drug lord in the Mexican Cartels.Her mother is no saint, the spoiled princess of a Russian mafia boss. At the young age of 11, Cara has experienced more fear and death than most in their lifetime.She knows there is a kill order on her as the two closest her have been murdered.With the killer removed, a fresh start may be possible with Eve and Joe.Unfortunately for Cara, her death is worth more to certain factions…

Review: Taking Fire

Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What does a Mossad agent have in common with a dishonourably discharged special ops man? They have a passionate fling in a hell-hole city, Kabul. All is fair in love and war takes on a different meaning when Bobby crosses paths with the sexy Talia. Bobby knows in his gut, Talia is up to something but he ignores it to his detriment. He falls into her honey trap and precious intel Bobby is working on is blown away, literally. Bitter to be double-crossed again, Bobby will never forget or let himself be taken in again. Six years later, his reputation is restored and he is working on another undercover mission. When he meets Talia again, he is shocked and blown away again, literally.

Full disclosure, I have not read any of the previous books in this series. I think it is fine to read this one as a standalone. It was quite easy to pick up the One-Eyed Jack reference. As a military suspense, it is quite mild on the suspense. On the terroris…

Review: Dark Submissions: Death's Hope

Dark Submissions: Death's Hope by Laurel Cremant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ready for a sexy scene with a Death demon and a Hope? Dark Submissions is a single scene centered around Dora and her desire for Alphonse to recognize her as a lover. What Dora doesn't realize, is that Alphonse already claimed her, he is just hesitant to make the final physical move.

This story is easy to follow with smooth dialog between Dora and Alphonse. There is a bit of sexual tension as the two have yet to culminate their burning desire. This bit of unfulfilled need creates a nice conflict. The graphic sexual orgy is nicely set up and panty wetting goodness. Both Dora and Alphonse are uncomplicated characters who know what they want yet fear the other may not be able to handle their dark secrets.

For those who need plot development or character building, this is not the book for you. For those who enjoy erotica with excited abandonment, this is the book for you. This short tale for the most part is…

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