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Monday, 16 January 2017

Eagle Warrior

Eagle Warrior by Jenna Kernan

Publisher: Harlequin

February 2017

ISBN: 978-1-335-72080-1

Pages: 247


Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Arizona

Ray Strong is a former US Marine who is also a Turquoise Guardian. He is also no stranger to high-risk situations. Ray suspects there is more to his latest mission than meets the eye when he is assigned to protect Morgan Hooke, who is a single mother and also the daughter of the Apache that killed a mass gunman. He has to figure out if Morgan is an innocent bystander or the keeper of her father’s secrets and blood money. Ray feels a powerful attraction to Morgan despite his better instincts. Ray is motivated by the loss and love of both his parents and his best friend. He will do anything to keep Morgan safe and out of the hands of unseen enemies.



This is proving to be an intriguing and engrossing series. It will take readers on a roller coaster of a ride and have them wanting to find out just how everything ends. The characters are well written and make for a story that readers can relate to as the characters deal with all the baggage and issues that their pasts have left them with. It will also have readers hoping that everything works out for both Ray and Morgan. Readers will be on the edge of their seats having to wait a few months for the next book to come out. This series is building the suspense very well and keeps the reader guessing just who is behind all that is happening and who is involved with them. It will be interesting to see how the series ends.



I give this one 5 red roses




LRH

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Turquoise Guardian

Turquoise Guardian by Jenna Kernan

Publisher: Harlequin

January 2017

ISBN: 978-1-335-72073-3

Pages: 248


Contemporary Romantic Suspense



Arizona


Carter Bear Den is an Apache on the Turquoise Canyon Reservation and is proud of that fact. He is also a former US Marine that works to protect his people and their land as a member of the Turquoise Guardians. Carter’s one thought after discovering a grisly mass shooting at the Lilac Copper Mine is to find Amber Kitcheyan.

Amber found work at the mine after she relinquished her membership with the reservation and breaking her engagement to Carter. She is the sole survivor of the shooting. At the best she is a witness at worst she is a suspect. Carter is determined to protect the only woman he has ever loved. Even if by protecting her he loses everything else.


This is a great start to a spin off series. The characters are interesting and the overall story arc is proving to be fascinating. Readers will be interested in seeing where this series takes them and how it gets there. It isn’t necessary to read the first series before this one but it will make this series ever more enjoyable to read. If the rest of the series is similar to this book this is will be another series for the keeper shelf. The action starts at the beginning and doesn’t stop until the very end of the story. It also takes some great twists and turns that keep readers guessing just who is doing what. It also brings another way of life to vivid life for the reader. This is definitely worth reading.


I give this one 4-1/2 red roses




LRH

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Tribal Law

Tribal Law by Jenna Kernan

Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

May 2016

ISBN: 978-0-373-69906-3

Pages: 218



Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Black Mountain Apache Reservation


Gabe Cosen is a tribal police chief that would do anything to protect both his people and their reservation. It is this dedication to the law that cost him his fiancĂ©e. When he sent Selena Dosela’s father to prison she never forgave him. Gabe has vowed to keep her safe with trouble back on her doorstep.

The only thing that would allow Selena to accept Gabe’s help is extreme fear for her family. Selena knows she can trust him with the lives of those she loves despite all they have been through. Gabe as a lawman would never break his word. He might break her heart again if she isn’t careful though.


This is proving to be an amazing series that keeps the twists and turns coming in the overall story arc between the books. It will also have readers eagerly reaching for the last book in the series to see how it all ends. The characters are wonderfully written and really come to life for the reader with each word read. While each book can be read as a standalone readers will get a much richer story experience by reading them in order. This is definitely a series for the keeper shelf.


I give this one 4-1/2 red roses




LRH

Override

Override by SJD Peterson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

August 2016

ISBN: 978-1-63477-240-2

Pages: 212


Contemporary BDSM Romance m/m


Never judge a book by its cover…

Donavan Gregory is an auto worker that is over six feet with a body he has honed in the gym so he is used to people assuming he is a dominant top. They are wrong, unfortunately and it makes Donovan’s desire to explore his submissive side go unfulfilled.

Dr. Seth Manning is smaller and older than Donavan and doesn’t look like a typical Dominant. When the two meet at Pride, Donavan feels Seth just might be his perfect counterpart. Donavan doesn’t have as much experience with the BDSM world as he would like which might be a problem. He doesn’t see what a man like Seth, who is educated, handsome and confident, might see in Donavan. Seth knows that they will fit together just fine, despite the differences on the surface, when it comes to kinky fun and discovery he must convince Donavan there is no problem.



This is a quick read that starts a series that looks like it will be very interesting and complex. The characters are complex and move the story along very well. The story will also have readers wishing it is a longer story as they won’t want to leave the characters. This book will also have readers looking at other books by this author.


I give this one 4-1/2 red roses




LRH

Twisted

Twisted by Cynthia Eden

Publisher: Avon

May 2015

ISBN: 978-0-06-234964-4

Pages: 363



Contemporary Romantic Suspense



New Orleans


Dean Bannon is in New Orleans for the sole purpose of tracking down a sixteen-year-old girl that is missing. At least that was the reason until he meets a con artist that is drop-dead gorgeous and makes him want to lose his control that is legendary.

Emma Castille doesn’t claim to be psychic especially with her past. She is very good at noticing things that other people miss. Things like the pain in an ex-FBI agent’s heart or the fear in a runaway’s eyes. Emma follows her passion not someone else’s orders especially when it comes to the blistering chemistry she shares with Dean.

After a madman breaks into and leaves a twisted message of You’re Next in Emma’s home, Dean refuses to let her out of his sight. At least until he pries every last secret from her full, sexy lips. Suddenly Emma is aching to give him everything he wants.


This is another book in a series that just gets better with each one. The reader is taken on a trip to the dark side as this story unfolds into an engrossing suspenseful story that leaves the reader wanting even more in this series. The characters are complex, flawed and completely relatable. The action doesn’t stop until the very end. It has some mind boggling twists and turns that has readers turning the pages just to see what will happen next and if everything will work out for both Dean and Emma. It will be interesting to see just where this series will take the reader as they read each book.


I give this one 5 red roses




LRH

Hunter Moon

Hunter Moon by Jenna Kernan

Publisher: Harlequin

January 2016

ISBN: 978-0-373-69882-0

Pages: 217


Contemporary Romantic Suspense



Black Mountain Reservation, Arizona


Clay Cosen would like nothing more than to put his dark past behind him. His work of impounding free-roaming cattle is creating new enemies though. Isabel Nosie is a rancher that has her own reason for mistrusting him. She has never forgiven him for her fiancĂ©’s death even though she loved Clay once. It is a death she thinks Clay could have prevented. She soon has no choice but to turn to him as he is the best tracker on the reservation and can hopefully find who is killing her cattle.

Clay is soon a target and a suspect when he attempts to protect Izzie when she is in danger and even as he works to clear her name. Clay is at risk of losing everything: the woman he has never stopped loving and the respect of his family and his tribe.


This is proving to be an amazing series that gives a glimpse into another life. It is full of action and while each book can be read as a standalone readers will get more enjoyment if they read them in order. The characters are complex and intriguing and make for a series that will have readers eagerly reaching for the next book to see what will happen next in the series and to the family. This is also a series that will end up on a lot of keeper shelves.


I give this one 4-1/2 red roses




LRH

The Terms of Release

The Terms of Release The Release Series Book One by BA Tortuga

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

March 2014

ISBN: 978-1-62798-614-4

Pages: 240


Contemporary Romance m/m


Texas


Some say a man can always come home. Sage Redding, after doing hard time, heads to his family’s northeast Texas ranch to help his ailing daddy with the cutting horses.

Adam “Win” Winchester is the cousin of one of the men that was killed in the incident that sent Sage to prison for almost a decade. He is also a county deputy. Win’s uncles, Jim and Teddy are determined to make the entire Redding family and Sage pay for their loss. Win sees it differently in that he figures Sage paid his dues and could just maybe use a friend. Maybe more than a friend. Win is counting on that in fact.

No one is denying that Sage is an ex-con that went to prison for manslaughter. He knows that returning will likely make things go badly for him regardless of the love he has for his father. Maybe a man can always come home but he just might not be able to stay.


This is a very interesting start to a series that if the other books are written like this one should be very good. This one takes readers on an emotional roller coaster that has some major ups and downs but proves to be a book very much worth reading. The characters are intense and complex and they move the story at a fast pace. This is definitely worth checking out and will have readers looking at other books by this author.


I give this one 4-1/2 red roses




LRH