Bear Faced Lies: A shifter Romance Novella by Merryn Dexter

Harriet’s bad luck just doesn’t seem to let up so when a handsome stranger helps her out at the cattle market she doesn’t get her hopes up. When he offers her help on the ranch, she’s reluctant after everything she’s been through but his calm manner and easy way with animals are too good to let go. It doesn’t take long before her work-based interest and her lonely heart intertwine but they both have baggage. Will Harriet end her spell of bad luck and will Tobias divulge his secret?

This is a cute shifter romance with an edge. It was an easy read with likeable characters although Tobias’ use of the word ‘sweetheart’ was a little too frequent for my liking. I did, however, really enjoy the addition of Clyde who gave the ranch a proper old cowboy feeling.

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The Accidental Sire (Half-Moon Hollow #6) by Molly Harper

Who plays ultimate Frisbee with weights, anyway?

When a vampire game turns into a tragedy at a human-vampire mixer, Megan finds herself turning to the vamp side. That near death experience is the beginning of a run of bad luck for Megan and anyone who gets close to her. Between Jane’s expert guidance and her newfound skills, not to mention a new on-off boyfriend, can Megan get to the bottom of the mystery that she has become?

This is another great example of Harper’s work. A mixture of sweet, sexy, and funny with an extra dose of Southern humour and you’ve got a great read. I’m even getting used to the freaky child vampire with the psychotic tendencies. The only thing I will say about this author is that she doesn’t write quick enough, I’m ready for the next instalment.

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To Buy a Wife (The Dark Future #1) by K. C. Klein

In Hudson’s world, it isn’t just customary to buy a wife but also necessary for the security of his farm. When he sees the beautiful prisoner on the executioner’s block he jumps in like a white knight but Lake isn’t a damsel in distress and she quickly lets him know. Having spent everything he had on this one chance can he make her stay?

I love a romance set in a dystopian future and this one has an intriguing back story. Women always seem to get the rough end of the deal when it comes to the future but Lake isn’t taking her lot without a fight. Klein’s ability to create a realistic and interesting world in a dystopian future is what sets this book apart from other romances of its kind but it is also an easy read. I’m looking forward to finding out what the next book has in store for us.

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Frost Security: Richard by Glenna Sinclair

Jessica’s simple, happy life begins to disappear the moment her silent business partner dies. A few calls she can handle but when her friend suggests a security firm, she figures it can’t hurt. Inextricably being drawn to her security detail while dealing with ever increasing threats all semblance of her peaceful, happy life disappears. It doesn’t take long before the world as she knows it is shattered.

This is a romantic suspense, and the story contains plenty of suspense, threat, and malice but the romance is a little light for my taste. There’s no magical build-up and I think that lets the book down. Jessica is a nice enough character, and she is going through something traumatic but I would still expect to feel more during the so-called romantic moments. Richard is a fairly well-developed character, and I wanted to hear more angst, more feeling.

The ongoing story that will carry the series is sound and I would like to know what happens next but this particular story ended without really resolving the two main characters’ issues and that was disappointing. Still, the next book in the series may well appear on my Kindle.

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Fight (Caged Trilogy #2) by H. G. Lynch

Having been caught and made prisoner once again, Tilly is helpless. The fact that Dominic is incarcerated with her makes everything worse. She doesn’t dare resist the witches request because Dominic will pay for it in pain and the witches know just how to cause pain.

The first book in the series brought up plenty of questions and many of them are answered in this story. Tilly’s whole life has been one long sentence of misery and servitude but that doesn’t stop her falling in love. Her strength and endurance shine through even when others around her turn their backs.

Frank’s orders cause major conflict and Tilly is still pulled between the two male wolves like an eternal triangle. This is not just a love story. Lynch is particularly adept at pulling readers into the action and creating an addictive story.

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The Blackwater Legacy (Bloodlines Legacy #2) by Apryl Baker

When Saidie starts college, she meets a group of people who she becomes firm friends with. They all seem to have a supernatural element to them and she doesn’t mind being the only normal human amongst them. The trouble is she isn’t a regular human, but it takes the not so fresh, recently buried, animated corpse of her dead dog to tell her that something is amiss.

When Alex’s uncle sends Saidie away to learn how to use her newly awakened gift of necromancy, she hopes to be able to control her unpredictable gift but something terrible is going on in the colonial plantation and she is trapped.

Saidie’s gift makes for an interesting character and I was hooked on the story from the start. Full zombie action is interwoven with love interest and although they seem an unlikely mix they work. This book was even better than the first in the series and I can’t wait to read the next. Baker has an addictive style of writing that leaves you hungry for more.

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Ride by Roxie Noir

Mae has to put her career first. It doesn’t matter that the man she’s going to photograph was the man she almost lost her virginity to or that his looks were so distracting she could barely think straight. He was the reason she’d put her heart and soul into her career in the first place. There’s nothing like being caught drunk, half-naked, and horny in the back of a pickup truck and it had made her swear off alcohol. Mae was a serious photographer.

Jackson had a reputation to uphold, and it meant living on the edge and never sleeping alone. Knowing the name of the buckle-bunny in his bed wasn’t a requirement so long as he remained lucky in the ring. That is, until Mae shows up; the girl that got away.

This is a sweet romance with plenty of ouch moments and not just the ones that require hospital treatments. Mae’s a strong character but Jackson’s lifestyle is hard to comprehend. The steamy scenes are tasteful and amusing as is the humour between the couple making it a great read.

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