HER WILD AND SEXY NIGHTS by Theodora Taylor

HER WILD AND SEXY NIGHTS by Theodora Taylor

My first novella, HER WILD AND SEXY NIGHTS, (part of the Harlequin Kimani DIM THE LIGHTS anthology) is finally here–and ooh-la-la, it’s set in Paris. I got such a kick out of this story’s rough English footballer hero, Mick Attwater, and I think you will, too. Oh, and did I mention RT Book Reviews gave the collection 4 1/2 stars?!?! Sweet! Here’s the description: Janatha Simmons is jetting off to Paris solo to take her mind off a very public breakup that has left her with no love for athletes. But before the plane even lands, she’s starting a sizzling fling with ruggedly sexy Mick Attwater, and he’s taking her to new sky-high heights. Could this affair turn into something more—even after his secret is revealed? Click below to...

TO HOLD AND TO LOVE and TO HOLD AND TO HEAL by Naomi Lecroy

TO HOLD AND TO LOVE and TO HOLD AND TO HEAL by Naomi Lecroy

  Description: TO HOLD AND TO HEAL: Nice is at her wit’s end, struggling to keep her alcoholic father’s bar and grill open after the death of her brother, dealing with flaky employees, and just about working herself to death. She more than needs some sexual diversion, so when a sexy vet with a limp offers her a one night stand, she takes him up on it–only to have him walk through the bar’s door the next day. As it turns out, he was one of her dead brother’s best friend’s. He promised her brother he’d take care of her, and he’s not going home until he does. TO HOLD AND TO LOVE: When Alyssa starts writing a Navy Seal in a pen pal program, she has no idea that their letters back and forth will eventually ignite sparks...

TAKEN BY A NYMPH by Lizzie Lynn Lee

TAKEN BY A NYMPH by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Description: Nymph Prince Avaran de Charmange is having a terrible time finding a wife, which he needs in order to take his rightful place on the Surian throne, but then he encounters plus-sized beauty, Raine Jackson. The Good: Well, I just loved that the heroine was a plus-sized, plain jane nurse divorcee. This story is funny, has good pacing, and also has good stakes and action. On another note, I really enjoyed Ms. Lee’s bio. The Bad: The novella suffers from a lack of romantic conflict, though it’s well set-up for such. In the end, the hero has a great arc, but the couple does not. The Naughty: Erotic. Explicit language. Tons of hot sex. Older woman, younger man. Editing issues: 5 typos found. Publisher: Indie Length: 61 pages Final Grade: B Click...

RESCUE ME by Shara Azod

RESCUE ME by Shara Azod

Description: When Dieter inadvertently rescues Deja from the Croatian mafia, he plans to make her his mistress, but his heart, soon has him demanding more from the beautiful woman than just sex. The Good: I really loved that the hero hailed from Germany. Ms. Azod did a wonderful job of building up to the sex, and she created really great villains with nice, specific details. The stakes are also well set. It is impossible for the reader not to want to see Deja truly rescued from the life that awaits her. The Bad: The great premise is hindered by a lack of character and story development. Dieter’s characterization suffers from excessive interior dialogue. And Deja, in particular, is so underwritten that it’s hard to get a good read on her. Almost every...

HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART by Asha King

HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART by Asha King

Description: After getting dumped by his girlfriend, former playboy, Joshua Merrill, begins looking at his friend, Derica, in a whole new light. But can she forget about his past and give him a green light to her heart? The Good: It was nice to read a novel populated by people in their early twenties, and I love the “circle of friends” concept. Super-cute cover! The Bad: Unfortunately, this read like an episode of Beverly Hills 90210 during the post-college years — which I actually loved — but in this case, way too much time was given to other characters, and since we haven’t seen the episodes that came before this one, there was a lot of telling us about main characters and their back stories as opposed to actual character...

SHERRY’S WOLF by Maddy Barone

SHERRY’S WOLF by Maddy Barone

Description: Sherry Rowe is reeling from 1) surviving a plane crash that sling-shotted her fifty years into the future, where after a nuclear disaster, there are very few women and a ton of Native American werewolves looking to mate; 2) the death of her philandering, abusive husband who was also on the plane, and 3) a werewolf named Jumping Stag, who won’t take no for answer. The Good: This is a great premise. I also love that Sherry is Catholic and really conflicted about her problematic marriage, even now that its over. Also, who doesn’t love a group of men who hold women in the highest regard. And I really like that Jumping Stag is a virgin — it made their sex scene hotter somehow. The Bad: Sadly this a case of a great premise completely...

STAKING HIS CLAIM by Lynda Chance

STAKING HIS CLAIM by Lynda Chance

Description: When alpha male rancher, Raul Vega, meets innocent nursing student, Elaina Ruiz, he works hard to resist her, believing she’s too young for him. Elaina finds Raul too intense and doesn’t disabuse him of the notion, even though she’s old enough for what he has in mind. But how long can they deny their attraction? The Good: Chance’s writing has a lot of energy, which is harder to achieve than one might think. You won’t get bored, and you’ll keep on turning the pages. Also, this novella is a bargain at $0.99. The Bad: The Hero (Hispanic): It’s a thin line between aggressive would-be lover and judgmental bully with Raul, and if you’re sensitive to that line in alpha males, you might have trouble fully...

THE CONTRACT by Zena Wynn

THE CONTRACT by Zena Wynn

Description: Cecily marries Billy, but is forced by his company to also take Billy’s brother Renardo as a husband and lover after Renardo’s wife dies. Drama. The Good: Ms. Wynn takes a complex situation and makes it surprisingly simple and extremely hot. The reader feels for her main character, who really put in a tug-of-war situation. Though the drama is plentiful it also feels organic and earned. Also, I loved that the main characters are working class. And Ms. Wynn’s world building is so seamless, I kept forgetting that this was technically a sci-fi romance. She never let the world building overshadow the story. The Bad: The emotional arc is well-plotted and earned, but it doesn’t necessarily feel like the sexual arc is fully resolved....