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[ARC] Review: The Proposition by Katie Ashley

Book: The Proposition

Author: Katie Ashley

Expected Publication: November 1st, 2012

My Rating: 4/5

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Book Description:

With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She’s running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there’s always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.

Resident company womanizer, Aidan Fitzgerald, is used to always getting what he wants, especially in the bedroom. When Emma spurns his advances at the company Christmas party, he’s determined to have her no matter what it takes. After Aidan learns of Emma’s predicament, he is quick to offer a proposition that will benefit them both. He will father Emma’s child, but she must conceive it with him naturally. Not one for hook-ups or casual sex, Emma is reluctant to take him up on his offer, but his charm, coupled with her intense desire for motherhood, wins out.

Soon their baby-making sessions become more than just physical. Aidan can’t seem to walk away from her while Emma begins to wonder if Aidan could be the one. But can Aidan leave his past behind to become the man Emma needs him to be?

My Review:

Holy mother!

If you asked me what I thought of The Proposition, that’s what I would say. Okay, no. Maybe I would say something way stronger, but on the off-chance that there are kids reading this I won’t say it. And by the way, if you’re a kid, don’t read this.

Where shall I begin?

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Review: One Night with a Hero (The Hero #2) by Laura Kaye

Book: One Night with a Hero (The   Hero #2) –  [Book #1 review]

Author: Laura Kaye

Published: October 2012

My Rating: 4/5

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Book Description:

He wants just one night…

After growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Army Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott vowed never to marry or have kids. Sent stateside to get his head on straight—and his anger in check—Brady’s looking for a distraction. He finds it in his beautiful new neighbor’s one-night-only offer for hot sex, but her ability to make him forget is addictive. Suddenly, Brady’s not so sure he can stay away.

…what they need is each other.

Orphaned as a child, community center director Joss Daniels swore she’d never put herself in a position to be left behind again, but she can’t deny herself one sizzling night with the sexy soldier who makes her laugh and kisses her senseless. When Joss discovers she’s pregnant, Brady’s rejection leaves her feeling abandoned. Now, they must overcome their fears before they lose the love and security they’ve found in each other, but can they let go of the past to create a future together?

My Review:

One Night With a Hero was, damn, so good! Sexy, sweet, heartbreaking, endearing and all kinds of amazing (hello to hot cover!).

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Review: Her Forbidden Hero (The Hero #1) by Laura Kaye

Book: Her Forbidden Hero (The   Hero #1) – [Book #2 Review]

Author: Laura Kaye

Published: May 2012

My Rating: 5/5

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Book Description:

She’s always been off-limits…

Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco’s not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he’s not about to let her see the mess he’s become.

…but now she’s all grown up.

When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can’t stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa’s not looking for protection—not anymore. Now that she’s back in his life, she’s determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time…

My Review:

Oh my! Oh my! I’m still pretty giddy over Her Forbidden Hero. It was sooo good! Like Marco. Um… I guess I better get started with this review, no?

As my fashion goes I started this book last night, right about midnight. For some reason the books I choose to start late at night always end up keeping me up way more than I can actually afford to stay up… school night and all that. Who cares? I don’t regret it, at all. How could I really, after Marco this amazing book? Continue reading

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Review: Slow Burn (The Fitzgerald Family #1) by Ednah Walters

Book: Slow Burn (The Fitzgerald Family #1)

Author:  Ednah Walters

Published: May 2011

My Rating: 4/5

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Book Description:

She doesn’t want to deal with the past…

Ten years ago, Ashley Fitzgerald witnessed the death of her parents in a tragic fire and blocked the memory. She pretends to have moved on, is a successful artist and photographer, until the morning she opens her door to a stranger she assumes is a model and asks him to strip to his briefs .

He wants to expose the truth….

Wealthy businessman Ron Noble has the body, the jet, the fast cars and the women, but he hides a deadly secret. His father started the fire that killed Ashley’s parents. Now someone is leaving him clues that could exonerate his father and they lead to Ashley’s door. Blindsided by the blazing attraction between them and a merciless killer silencing anyone who was there the night of the fire, Ron dare not tell Ashley the truth. Yet the answer he seeks may very well tear them apart.

My Review:

I don’t seem to be particularly inspired today to write a review. I don’t even know how to start. But hey! That doesn’t mean the book wasn’t good or anything, it just means that my brain doesn’t want to cooperate today.

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Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Book: Beautiful Disaster

Author:  Jamie McGuire

Published: May 2011

My Rating: 4/5

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Book Description:

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

My Review:

I’ve caved in. I read it. Finally I read it!

This is a difficult review to write. I’m trying to stay honest and not turn this into an endless ranting, but it’s hard. Who am I kidding? It’s not going to work! Rant here I come!

Beautiful Disaster is a train wreck (in a good way). Travis’ and Abby’s relationship is a train wreck, one that just didn’t happen to end on tragedy. This book is a train wreck and it will mess with your head. You will either love it or hate it, there’s no in-between.

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Review: Rules of Negotiation by Inara Scott

Book: Rules of Negotiation

Author: Inara Scott

Published: February 2012

My Rating: 3.5/5

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Book Description:

He let her make the rules…

NYC’s most eligible bachelor, Brit Bencher, is also known as The Slayer for his reputation in the boardroom…and the bedroom. And he’ll do anything to take care of his family, even seduce high-powered corporate attorney Tori Anderson in the hopes of getting her to reveal confidential information about one of her clients. But for the first time in his life, he finds he’s falling for a woman.

…and then he started to break them.

After juggling the demands of her career and the stress of caring for her ailing mother, Tori Anderson doesn’t have time for relationships—but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to feel like a woman. When Brit offers a no-strings attached fling, it sounds like exactly what she needs. But what will she do when Brit decides he won’t take “one night stand” for an answer? When Tori uncovers his lies, will he lose his chance with her forever?

My Review:

(It might be a tad spoiler-ish)

I had quite some mixed feelings over this book. I felt a bit disappointed. I expected more. Way more. And though it wasn’t a bad read, it left me wanting for something else, some sort of deeper connection with the characters.

Tori Anderson is a twenty-something lawyer. She’s driven, determined and strong. She’s better known as a workaholic. Work is her life. And she’s also very untrusting when it comes to good looking, charming men. Having learned from her mother than any men with too much charisma was not to be trusted, Tori takes her advice to the heart. Brit Bencher is exactly the type that falls into that rule. Into Tori’s Rules of Negotiation.

Rule of Negotiation #1: Beware of sexy CEOs bearing favorable contracts.

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Review: His Secret Temptation by Cat Schield

Book: His Secret Temptation

Author: Cat Schield

Published: April 2012

My Rating: 4/5

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Book Description:

Who’s the sexy blonde stranger sleeping in Simon Holcroft’s bed? The workaholic returns from a business trip to find someone stretched out on his sheets. Between the laundry basket at her side and the smell of orange cleaner, he deduces that the young woman is his maid-and resists the urge to kiss her awake.

But when his brother’s fiancé-his own ex-bursts in and strips down to her panties, Simon has to get her dressed and back where she belongs. So he introduces the maid as his fiancée. But his little white lie gets bigger, because now he has to bring his supposed bride-to-be to meet the whole family. One offer-she-can’t-refuse later, Simon has bought himself a temporary fiancée.

In debt up to her eyeballs and all alone for the holidays, how could struggling grad student Caroline Sampson not accept her gorgeous client’s fantasy proposal? But acting like she’s in love comes more easily than she ever expected.

My Review:

Oh my! I don’t know where to start. I’m actually really tempted to just spill all the magnificence His Secret Temptation was, but I’ll take it easy, for all of our sake’s.

His Secret Temptation starts rather great. If I’m being completely honest I loved the beginning more than anything else. There’s nothing like arriving home to find a gorgeous blonde woman sleeping in your bed, is there Simon? Or that’s what I would think if I were a boy, but I’m not. Whatever. I get you, Simon, no worries. So that’s how the story starts off, with Caroline fast asleep on Simon’s oh-so-comfy-and-great-smelling-bed. Yummy . After a startled wake Simon and Caroline get an unexpected guest, breaking their clear attraction. Can we say swoon? Or maybe I should have said shit? *giggle*

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