THE BROKEN H by J.L. Langley

THE BROKEN H by J.L. Langley

Description: When Sheriff Grayson Hunter is called back to his ancestral home, The Broken H, he has no idea he’s really getting a call to fall back in love with its handsome Apache foreman, Shane Cortez. The Good: This couple is easy to root for, and Ms. Langley pays a lot of attention to developing their relationship in and out of bed. I loved that Shane wore glasses and had really long hair — both of which drove Grayson crazy with desire. Ms. Langley gives this couple several interesting obstacles, including a 13-year age gap and a secret past. Also, there definitely isn’t any skimping on the sex. This book is chock full of it. The Bad: Way too many typos, and plot threads — a few of which don’t get wrapped up or are resolved in a...

CLAIMING SHAYLA (True Mates) by Zena Wynn

CLAIMING SHAYLA (True Mates) by Zena Wynn

Description: When Shayla flees Refuge, North Carolina after an intense mating session with Rory McFelan, she thought she was done with the alpha of the Sparrowhawks. But as it turns out, she has to go back for her favorite cousin’s wedding. Also, she’s pregnant. And perhaps most importantly of all, Rory isn’t at all prepared to let her go. The Good: As always, Ms. Wynn’s excels at introducing really hot sex into unique situations. There’s a lot going on in this book plot-wise: a rip-roaring romance, a meaty family mystery, and some seriously hardcore sex. Ms. Wynn really goes there — so sensitive readers, be warned. I was worried at points by how many balls she had going up in the air, but somehow she manages to juggle them and...

HAVEN by Nia K. Foxx

HAVEN by Nia K. Foxx

Description: As a shifter, who can’t shift, Ashlei Preen has pretty much given up on love — that is, until the new sexy shifter sheriff catches her scent. The Good: I really liked the premise of a shifter who couldn’t shift living in a town of shifters. The sex was very hot, and fans of shifter romances will appreciate the primal details. There were also some really funny comedic moments and the town’s residents are a hoot. The Bad: As much as I loved the premise, the story was weighed down by a really resistant, really insecure heroine, who isn’t given believable motivation. Her stubborn refusal to believe that the hero was truly interested in her was baffling and made for a frustrating read. I also didn’t understand the class...

SANTA BABY by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

SANTA BABY by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

Description: The moment real estate tycoon, Trip Wakefield, lays eyes on blues singer, Arietta, he’s thunderstruck. He wages a campaign to make her his kept woman, but after a reversal of fortune, he must rethink his ideas about love or risk losing her forever. The Good: This was a very charming story with some seriously hot sex scenes. Trip is one of the most realistic portraits of an alpha business man that I’ve seen. I love that he and Arietta both have financial ups and downs and that’s it’s weaved into their romantic storyline. I also loved that they both came from big, funny and ridiculous families. In the end, they turned out to have more in common than one would have thought reading the description. Also, this story is on and...

TRUE MATES by Zena Wynn

TRUE MATES by Zena Wynn

Description: A bi-racial woman who works too hard and plays too little is unexpectedly transported to a meadow, where she is literally left hanging for her true mate werewolf. He finds her — oh, does he find her. But will her need for control kill their newfound relationship? The Good: Well, the sex comes fast and hot. But at the same time I completely believed that these two passionate people would hook up from the jump off. Ms. Wynn does a great job setting up the story in that regard. And it’s a great situation, in that they have sex first things first, then spend the rest of the story getting to know each other. The heroine is big-boned, and I really liked the gentle-but-alpha hero. The Bad: The story falls into the same trap that many...

HE’S SO SHY by Lena Matthews

HE’S SO SHY by Lena Matthews

Description: Gillian Foxe thinks her newish co-worker Lennon Wright is way too shy and launches a plan to bring him out of his shell. She couldn’t me more incorrect. The Good: I’m a huge fan of office romances, and the main couple had amazing chemistry. Also, I love when two nice people manage to pull off really hot sex. The Bad: After a ton of build up, the resolution ends up being so rushed. The Naughty: Erotic, orgy, workplace sex, sex in public places. Editing issues: n/a Publisher: Loose Id Length: Novella Final Grade: B- Click on the book cover to buy at Amazon for...

HAPPILY EVEN AFTER by Lena Matthews

HAPPILY EVEN AFTER by Lena Matthews

Description: Two kids and one divorce later, Creigh finds herself pregnant once again from a one night stand. As it turns out, her ex-husband, Dean, just might be her knight in shining armor. The Good: I’m a sucker for situations I’ve never seen before, and I’ve never come across an IR romance in which the heroine is divorced, pregnant with another man’s baby, and falling back in love with her ex-husband. I weirdly loved all the pregnant hanky panky, and also liked that Matthews highlighted the romance of really knowing each other. In this book, familiarity breeds really hot sex. The Bad: These two fight a lot and it gets plenty petty on both sides. Watching another couple fight isn’t fun in real life, and it got to be a bit much at...

GOLD MOUNTAIN by Sharon Cullars

GOLD MOUNTAIN by Sharon Cullars

Description: In 1865 both Leah and Qiang come to California during the Gold Rush, hoping to find their fortunes. Instead they find each other. The Good: Oh, I just loved this book. Both the hero and the heroine were worth cheering for all the way to the end. The sex was super-sensual and what a lovely, lovely romance. Cullars has an amazing sense of time and place, and really plunges you into her historical setting. The love interests were very well-developed and well-matched. This is by far the best BW/AM romance I have ever read. The Bad: Considering the quality of the writing, this book hasn’t found nearly as many readers as it should have. If you do read it and love it as much as I did, please consider telling a friend or at the very least, leaving a...