Flying a Falcon Corporate Jet into dangerous conflict zones for a business mogul supplying weapons to arms dealers, First Officer Kate Harrison launches into a world where nothing is what it seems, and the one man she doesn’t trust might be the only one who can save her when the world spins out of control. And the weapon in his possession might very well be the most incendiary weapon of all. Once ignited, passion isn’t something she can escape….
Still tormented by a past he can’t change, Greg Bentley has been living the life of another man for so long that he’s almost forgotten who he was before. With a score to settle and a secret to keep, he’d sooner sell his soul to the devil than blow his cover. Working undercover for a newly-formed branch of the National Security Administration and Homeland Security, his identity and mission cannot be compromised, but keeping that secret might be a death sentence for the woman he would risk everything to save.
Locked in a desperate race against time to stop the sale of Tomahawk missiles fitted with nuclear warheads to insurgents in Afghanistan, Kate and Greg must learn to trust each other in a world where nothing is what it seems and love is the most dangerous illusion of all.
The start of the story spikes the adrenaline, makes your heart beat, and set off with a high speed into the story of espionage, terrorists, political games, and power struggles.
At times it was hard to tell, who were the good guys, where they truly good guys, and what were their motives and interest. So many lies, layers of lies, and deception. As Kate and Greg's passion and affection grow and intensify, what are his true motives? Why is he really after her with such vigor? With every turn and twist in the story, more questions arise, that keeps you turning pages, trying to find out, what really is the truth, where are the loyalties, and what are the rue motives of each action.
The pull between Greg and Kate is tangible, but is it really love and passion, or is it just a manipulation for the goal? The author lays such a web in the story, it pulls you in, and keeps the hold, until all comes to light. And even in the end, you are left with questions of the true motives.
The book has lots of military, political, and cultural details, scenery that is built well, and is enticing. Sometimes too many details, that are not directly part of the plot, can be tedious, and the reader looses the train of thought, if not interest.
Interesting story, that kept me guessing, even after the end
~ Three spoons with a teaspoon on the side
A sexy, former SEAL and beautiful Mayan anthropologist find more than they bargain for when they team up to complete a decades old family treasure hunt in Cancun. From crystal clear waters to hot, steamy nights, they must work together to escape the danger waiting for them on the Riviera Maya. KaLyn Cooper has penned an exciting, spicy tale of love in the first book of her new, contemporary series, In Cancun. Curl up in your favorite chair and escape to the beautiful Caribbean with Christmas In Cancun.
Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.
Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life, although, after mourning for two years, she’s ready for one in her bed.
An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.
During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure is family?
Scorching hot romance, on the beautiful location of Cancun, with a mix of mystery, family functions, and Mayan history. Don't let the name fool you, Christmas is not the main theme in the story, more like the reason why the family is together at this time.
Jack and Jillian had an instant attraction upon meeting each other for the first time, despite the fact that Jillian is a widow of Jack's brother. At first I thought that might setting might be a bit awkward, but the connection is real, the attraction is hot, and the bond is unquestionable. The story is riddled with steaming love scenes, Jack and Jillian set the heat level high. But they have other interest in common as well, and the tidbits to the history, and mystery, of Mayan culture are interesting. Also a bit suspense/action added to the story, when Jack and Jillian are on the hunt to find answers to questions and treasures, many have tried before.
Jack also immediately connects with Jillian's daughter, Addison. She nearly steals the show, what an adorable kid she is. Jack's love for children is palpable, and admirable. The trio makes an adorable family unit immediately.
The big family is dysfunctional enough to be real, Levi, the older brother is cocky, and I can't wait to see him fall for feisty woman. This is a series, I want to keep following. The characters were charming, charismatic, and likable. The flow of the story was pleasant, and the tidbits of the mystery and history alluring.
~ Four spoons
Ancient rituals. Up-to-the minute deception.
Reporter Taylor McWhorter knows something is going on at the newly reopened uranium mine on the local Navajo reservation. The Native workers are being fired. Rumors of bad Native American spirits and shapeshifters mingle with the stink of leach pit mining. The rough red mountains and steep canyons hide more passes and getaway trails than any maze. And Taylor’s sources keep turning up dead…
Until she meets Captain Trace Yazzie, head of the tribal police force and plenty to reckon with on his own. The chemistry between them is enough to incinerate Taylor’s rule about mixing business and pleasure. But with a murderer on the loose, priceless Navajo artifacts turning up in the wrong places, and Trace’s suggestion that spirits disturbed from looted burial sites might be part of the problem, Taylor can’t afford to lose her head to lust. This might be the story of the year. But unless she keeps her wits about her, it could be the last one Taylor ever tells…
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Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, until he no longer knows what’s real. Lacey Adams knows she can’t save all of her cases, but can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL?
There are many reasons to love Lost and Found series, one of them for me is the fact that the heroes are true, broken, battle weary men who are fighting to get back on their feet and live again, despite the damage the war has done, both physical and mental.
In the very first book of the series we met Lacey, the nurse in the VA hospital. How delightful that she also got her HEA, and a hero on her side!
Max is truly broken, the medicine he has been given to fight his PTSD has robbed the rest of his life away. Added alcohol, and he is lost.
From the first time Max and Lacey meet, they have a connection, chemistry, and attraction. How they work, so that Max could get back on his feet is admirable.
The reunion, and building a life together is not only adorable, but steaming hot, and captivating. I rejoiced with the new possibilities and plans they had, and I'm looking forward to meet them again in the future Lost and Found stories.
~ Four spoons with a teaspoon on a side
Her marriage. Her job. Her body image. Mia beat cancer and is ready to rebuild her life in her hometown of Marietta, Montana. Literally. Her first order of business is to build a house on the ten-acre parcel she was awarded in her divorce settlement. And she's damned if she'll let some stranger camp on her land and claim squatter's rights. So maybe he's not a squatter. The high-end bike and camera hint at more. Plus, he's hot, gorgeous and smart, but that doesn't make him less of a threat--especially when he has the audacity to claim the land is his. Look out, darlin', Nitro is back and prepared to prove what the other Big Sky Mavericks always knew: small packages can pack a big punch.
Ryker Bensen doesn't have much--
And that suits him fine. Less than a year ago, he had everything: a beautiful girlfriend, a baby on the way, a career that earned him fame and a very comfortable living...until he didn't. Grief sent him to ground, and his favorite ground growing up was a ten-acre patch along side the Marietta River where he camped every summer - land held in trust until his thirtieth birthday, now just a few weeks away. When a beautiful spitfire named Mia Zabrinski shows up and orders him off what she says is her land, Ryker realizes she might be the spark he needed to jumpstart his interest in living again
They both had lost so much, had gone through such a difficult time. And they both were healing, in their own ways. But was there enough things in common to make a relationship, or was it just a rebound fling? Or was it serendipity?
I adored that the author wrote about such an important issue, as a breast cancer survivor. How Mia was healing, dealing and living with it, came through loud and clear. I would give the author a big hug of thanks for just that.
But Mia wasn't the only one who had faced a battle of life, Ryker had lost his love and child, so heartrendingly young.
But together they come to life again. You can sense the fun, the spark, the attraction between them. It is beautiful, how Ryker takes time to teach Mia how to love her body again. The relationship between them moves fast, it is like a lightning. I would have loved more insight, and more details on that.
The way their path had crossed before, as children, was endearing, the whole story uplifting, and inspiring. No matter what you go through in your life, there is the possibility of a new chance, if you are brave enough to grasp it, embrace it and go for it.
~ Four spoons
A crush that turned into love.
Being the only girl in a family with five Santini brothers was never easy on Elena Santini. She always tried to be faster and smarter to make sure they always took her seriously. They were always trying to tell her what to do, and worse, who she could date. That’s why falling for her oldest brother’s best friend wasn’t smart especially when he treats her like a sister. That is, until she gets him alone in her apartment one night.
One night in Heaven.
NCIS agent Jethro Thomas, known to everyone as JT, has always played it smart. When his admiration turned to attraction a few years ago, he started avoiding Elena. A guy wasn’t supposed to have those kinds of thoughts about his best friend’s little sister. After returning from an undercover assignment, and about to go on another one, he can’t seem to resist the temptation. One night with her and he knows he’s lost, but he has a job to do.
A changed man.
JT returns from the assignment with a few more scars, both physical and emotional–but he survived for one reason. He’s ready to start a new life with Elena, but a dark cloud hangs over the new love. When small incidents evolve into near death accidents, JT realizes someone from his past is ready to destroy his happiness, even harm Elena to make him pay.
I love the falling in love with the friend's sister storyline, always have found it entertaining. Elena and JT practically grew up together, him being the honorary Santini. JT's respect and honor towards her family is admirable.
They know each other inside out, and still falls in love, have a smoldering passion between them, and want the forever with each other. Completely swoon worthy.
I like that there wasn't that much anxiety and conflict in between them, but the build up came from outside sources, like from her brother and the threat that seemed to loom around. I wish that would have been built a bit more, that the suspense aspect would have been brought more into the story.
I got the understanding, there are two Santini stories that are happening in the same time frame. I had to go back, and to see did I miss something, twice. Once there's a murder happening around the family, and just mentioned in passing line. Also the time JT was under cover, was just passed over in the story with a paragraph. Maybe that could have been a great time to show how the feelings grew.
I did enjoy the part of the story that was told, it was funny, loving, and steamy. I liked how Elena and JT are together. The Santini family is so insane, but caring as well, and would do anything for each other.
But the second storyline going on in the other book really bothered me, so I wouldn't recommend this as a standalone, read the book before in the series first.
~ Three spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Chicago homicide detective Camille Martell will stop at nothing to track down “Angel,” a sexual predator who has already butchered two young victims—even after her off-the-books investigation leads to her suspension. But when her relentless attempts to contact Angel online puts her teenage neighbor in mortal danger, Camille’s worst fears are realized. Panicked and overwhelmed with guilt, Camille needs help—even if it comes from the one man she swore she’d do anything to forget.
After serving time for a trumped-up charge, private investigator Drago Nance doesn’t trust cops. Nothing will change that, not even the steamy weekend with Camille that burned itself into his memory. But with an innocent girl’s life at stake, Drago can’t ignore the need in Camille’s eyes, or the heated promise in her touch. He agrees to help—if she’s willing to play by his rules. He just never suspected that seducing his partner could be just as thrilling as chasing a madman.
The author pulled me right into the story, with such vivid images and feelings of terror, fear, and dread of a new capture of innocent victim.
The anxiety and frustration of Camille are palpable. She is running with emotions on top, only on fumes, trying to catch the cruel murderer. At first, her overly emotional behavior was a bit confusing to me, since she is the top detective, but soon the story started to unfold, her reasons came clear, and her actions and reactions more rational.
I loved how Drago was able to center her, how he understood her, and was able to take care of her, when needed. The connection, attraction, lust, and passion between them was clear, and had been fuming for years. The misconceptions between them, had made both of them to believe, that they were not suitable for each other, except sexually. When the truth finally came to light, it was a relief, to me as a reader. Because Drago had principles, values, and conventions, anyone should admire, not contempt him for.
I was completely hooked on the story, felt like I was right there with them on the hunt for Angel. The suspense is fierce and scary, with a couple scenes that truly freaked me out. The hunt for Angel was effortful and frustrating. The relationship between Camille and Drago is lustful, steamy, yet balancing at the same time. The efforts of the teams, both the police force and Drago's connections was seamless and tireless.
Pure edge-of-your-seat action with a sensuous romance
~ Four spoons!
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A tragic accident ends Laura Nelson s career as a surgeon. After accepting a position as Vice President for Research in a large pharmaceutical company, Laura works to finalize the imminent approval of the company s groundbreaking new drug. But Jake Harter, a malicious Food and Drug Administration employee, cannot let that happen. He is obsessed with Adawia Abdul, the beautiful Iraqi scientist who discovered the drug. As soon as the drug is approved, Adawia will collect a substantial bonus and reluctantly return to replace her dying father, the lead scientist in Saddam Hussein s bioweapon program. As Hussein s henchmen apply brutal pressure to assure Dr. Abdul s speedy return to Iraq, Harter uses his influence to stall the drug s approval. If Laura gets in his way, he will eliminate her as he has her predecessor and his own wife."
I had a hard time deciding what category I should put this book, since there are many murders, but the only mystery is, will the police ever catch up with the killers. And there was suspense, but not with the murders, since the reader is constantly aware who did and what. And there's marriage proposals, relationships, but not really 'romance' as in romance novels.
Yes, I feel a bit overwhelmed at the moment, there were so many plot lines in the book, I don't know where should I start.
It was interesting to see Jake's deteriorating mental capacity. It was never brought up, if the war in Vietnam had any influence to his mental capacity, even though he did have a desk job there. The delusional behavior towards the end just made me wonder, how far would he have taken it, if possibility for that would have risen.
Adawia was stuck between two cultures. As smart as she was, after 12 years in the States, one would think she had a better grasp of US government, and the laws, that surprised me. She seems immature emotionally, something I put on her upbringing. The destiny of those two left lots of questions in my mind, 'what if' - going on long after I finished the story.
Tim, what an upright, solid, good guy he is! No one would doubt his love and devotion to Laura, his emotions and intentions came very sincere and clear.
Laura had lived with so many lies, with so many secrets, for most of her adult life, did she self know anymore what was true?
Very interesting, intriguing storyline, so many of them in this one book, and in the end, somehow all come to twine together, if loosely, but together anyway. The build up is great, and you can feel the stage is set up for a big crescendo, but after all the built up, it seemed a little anticlimactic. There was a bit repetition in the story, but with 70 chapters, and multiple story lines, some of it was warranted.
Interesting to end five book series into a sort of a cliffhanger.
Mixed feelings with this one,
~ Three spoons
Model Olivia Winters comes home to escape her job in New York City, and finds herself compelled to investigate the suspicious suicide of a former high school classmate. She enlists the help of private investigator Max Lyon, an ex-detective from a troubled family. Posing as husband and wife, the pair uncovers a grisly trail of murder, and the danger propels them into each other's arms.
With a murderer on the loose, Max and Olivia realize they're in too deep, too late. They're getting close to the truth—and to each other's secrets
Intriguing murder mystery, a book three in the series, that I just jumped in with this story.
The murder mystery is captivating. Dead bodies of classmates are showing up, as the 10th reunion is approaching. It seems all the possible suspects are from the certain group of friends, and so the chase starts. The clues and hints slowly coming in, the suspense is building, and many of the questions are leading towards certain duo of friends. But there comes another, surprising, action that muddy up the waters. So lots of twists, turns in the plot, that will keep you guessing through the story.
The chemistry in the story wasn't all there for me. The three investigators, who is supposed to be closer than brothers, don't come off that way. Olivia and Max have noticed each other in high school, and now as life has brought them together, the attraction is there, and even though they fight it for a short time, they soon are so driven by the passion that they can't help it. I wish I could have felt that scorching fire between them, but for me, it was a bit lacking.
There are some very sensitive topics brought up in this story, and I understand that in romantic suspense those two elements are at the front and center. But if you bring up multiple cases of such a violent attack against a woman, as a rape, I would wish some kind of work with healing to be shown to the readers, more than just a closure with a love scene. I'm sorry about the spoiler, if you feel it is so, I just wish to warn those who are not comfortable with that topic in romantic literature.
~ Three spoons
"That's the way I like it - hot and wet."
Not something I'd typically say in a job interview, but it just kind of slipped out. I blame Ronnie Tate the woman is sin in stilettos. As bosses go, the sexy ex-showgirl is way more appealing than the Miami billionaire who hired me to find his missing mistress.
The girl's trail ends at Ronnie's bay-side bar, so I've got to get close to the people there to find out more. And I plan to get real close to Ronnie in particular. She's hiding plenty,like why she's clinging to this dump her late husband left her, and why her employees keep disappearing. If I have to expose more than just Ronnie's secrets, so much the better.
Slinging drinks isn't private investigator J. P. McCoy's usual MO. But nothing is what it seems in this sultry noir tale of blackmail, murder, sex and scandal.
Edgy, dark, tense and scorching hot Noir story from Carol Ericson sets the tone in a totally different world from the norm.
The attraction, and heat, between Ronnie and J.P. is sizzling. There's voyeurism, exhibitionism, raw and sweltering sex scenes. J.P., the recovering alcoholic, is borderline obsessed with Ronnie, with jealous rage running through him. He calls her his new addiction.
While J.P. was just suppose to find the missing mistress of a billionaire, dead bodies start to show up, all Ronnie's employees. Something fishy is going on, and while having fun with each other, Ronnie and J.P. are trying to solve the mystery of several deaths, before they end up victims as well.
There's twists and surprises in the plot that keeps your interest. It is a dark, different kind of story, representing Noir fiction well. Interesting dip into the genre for me.
~ Three spoons
Everyone has baggage by the time they’re into their thirties.
When single mom and Marietta High School teacher Gemma Clayton acquires a strong, family-oriented and very good-looking new neighbor over her back fence, she’s not put off by his complicated past as the attraction flares between them. Her own past is a very different matter, however.
Nobody knows what she went through on the night of the 1996 Marietta High School senior prom, between running after Judd and Garth Newell’s car as it left River Bend Park and limping into her friend Neve Shepherd’s street two hours later.
But Gemma’s secrets have been rusted up inside her for so long that not even a gorgeous man like Dylan Saddler can help her to break them free.
I enjoyed the love and attraction between Gemma and Dylan, two grown up people, with a connection, that grew over time. They had the time to get to know each other, for months talking over the backyard fence. They felt the attraction, the pull for each other, and with time, acted on it. Dylan's belief that Gemma had just waited on him, was endearing.
There were secrets, so many of them, and they were serious, life changing secrets. Baggage was on both sides of the fence, but they dealt with the issues, forming a team and support system for each other that was admirable.
As a part of the series, questions from the past were answered, brought into the light. As the story unfolds, the family unit, as unconventional as it is, is forming. The growth within the characters was noticeable. I wish there would have a bit more insights into the future, what and how some of the issues were dealt with, how the family functions in the future. Overall, a charming tale of family, love, dealing with past hurt, and how undisclosed issues and events in a person's life, can form a prison inside, and keep from living in the truest of the potential of life.
~ Three spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Ex-Navy SEAL Daz Montoya and rescue dog handler Renee Black have made a career out of saving people. But when their whirlwind affair resulted in pregnancy, Daz’s verbal fumble tore their budding relationship apart.
It’s been a tough eight years for Renee, raising Charlie alone with his autism-fueled impulsiveness, but she’s managed—until now. When she has to chase him to the edge of a cliff in a snowstorm, seeing the face of their rescuer is just the rotten cherry on top of an already rough day.
In the close confines of a snowbound cabin, Renee and Daz rediscover the heat still simmering between them. But while Renee welcomes Daz’s renewed determination to help Charlie however he can, she’s reluctant to trust him with her heart.
With the Phoenix Institute’s help, Renee and Daz discover their son’s gift for animal telepathy is real. And that to save him from old enemies that would kill to control him, they must join forces—and risk losing everything they’ve ever loved.
I love it when a story surprises me, that this one certainly did that.
Renee and Daz have chemistry, the attraction sizzles between them. They are both very likable characters, and their love for their son, Charlie, is palpable, and constantly present, admirable. The story is told by going back and forth in the past, nine years ago when Renee and Daz met, and in the present. The time period was clearly marked at the beginning of the chapters. You could clearly see how the characters had grown and developed, seeing most of the history of their relationship. Very intriguing and passionate love story.
There was action in both time periods, and it was intense, energetic, and vivid. The fear, tension, and intense situations were well built, and kept my interest.
I don't shy away psychic storyline, I find them interesting. But in this story, after all the other psychic abilities, when the immortals were introduced, the story lost me.
But before that point, alluring and compelling second chance romance with vivid action, and intense situations
~ Three spoons