Book Review: Chase the Darkness by J.D. Tyler

Chase the Darkness by J.D. TylerTitle: Chase the Darkness
Series: Alpha Pack, Book 7
Author: J.D. Tyler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: August 4, 2015 by Signet

Believed dead by his Pack mates, Micah Chase, a wolf shifter and Dreamwalker, was held captive for months, subject to tortures that left him physically scarred and emotionally unsettled.

Now under the care of the Alpha Pack’s doctors, he’s been prescribed an experimental healing drug, but he still can’t shake the nightmares. Even more damning is that Micah’s problems pose a danger to his team, and if he doesn’t get himself under control, they’ll all suffer a terrible fate.

There is a key to his salvation. Jacee is a beautiful coyote shifter, and though her kind is hated, she’s falling in love with a man whose very future is in her hands. Together they’ll face his personal demons as well as a deadly enemy—and for both of them desire has never come with such risk.

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Reviewed by: Crissy

Book Review: Finding the Cure by Cassandra Giovanni

Finding the Cure by Cassandra GiovanniTitle: Finding the Cure
Author: Cassandra Giovanni
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: review copy provided by author
Published: June 18, 2015 by Show n’ot Tell Publishing

Ellie Abela’s life has been anything but easy. Tragedy follows her where ever she goes, and she’s been a lot of places. At twenty she’s lived in over ten different states, all because of her dad’s career in medical research. His career is just another list of the causes of tragedies in El’s life. He’s dying, and with every breath he takes closer to Heaven, Ellie dies a little bit inside too.

At twelve she lost her mom in a drunk driving accident, and in a matter of months she fears she’ll lose the last person she has in the world to cancer.

While Ellie’s life has been rife with sadness, Trent Wentworth’s has been a challenge. A drug-addicted mom and a dead-beat dad meant at twenty three he was the adoptive father of his two year old sister. Now at twenty five he’s working his way up the corporate ladder and a struggling single parent.

Each is searching for a cure to the things in their lives dragging them down.

Not all cures are black and white; not all cures save us–and sometimes saving isn’t what we need. Sometimes we just need to realize how lucky we are to be alive, at least for this moment.

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Reviewed by: Sara

Book Review: For Real by Alexis Hall

For Real by Alexis HallTitle: For Real
Series: Spires Universe
Author: Alexis Hall
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: June 1, 2015 by Riptide

Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he’s pushing forty and tired of going through the motions of submission.

Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable. Everything Laurie can’t remember being.

Toby doesn’t know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, that he wants Laurie. He wants him on his knees. He wants to make him hurt, he wants to make him beg, he wants to make him fall in love.

The problem is, while Laurie will surrender his body, he won’t surrender his heart. Because Toby is too young, too intense, too easy to hurt. And what they have—no matter how right it feels—can’t last. It can’t mean anything.

It can’t be real.

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Reviewed by: Crissy

Book Review: Love by the Book by Melissa Pimentel

Love by the Book by Melissa PimentelTitle: Love by the Book
Author: Melissa Pimentel
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Literature
Sensuality Rating: Mild
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: February 3, 2015 by Penguin Random House

A hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating, Age, Sex, Location is Bridget Jones's Diary for HBO's Girls generation.

An American living in London, Lauren is intelligent, beautiful and loves to party. So why can't she convince a man she isn't after something more serious than scrambled eggs and goodbye in the morning?

Determined to snare some regular male affection, she embarks on a project: each month she will follow the rules of a different dating guide - from refusing to pay the bill to chatting up every man in her path - and will switch seamlessly to the next book at the end of each month.

Lauren's love life is about to get scientific . .

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Reviewed by: Monica

Book Review & Giveaway: Scandalous Series by Caroline Linden

Love and Other Scandals It Takes a Scandal Love in the Time of Scandal

Title: Love and Other Scandals; It Takes a Scandal; Love in the Time of Scandal
Series: Scandalous, Books 1-3
Author: Caroline Linden
Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality Rating: Sensual-Steamy
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: July 30, 2013; April 29, 2014; May 26, 2015 by Avon

Book Review: The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. WardTitle: The Bourbon Kings
Series: The Bourbon Kings, Book 1
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Mild
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: July 28, 2015 by NAL

For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted—and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets.

As family tensions—professional and intimately private—ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.

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Reviewed by: Crissy and Monica