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I love reading new authors and my first read of Nicole Helm, and is definitely a surprise.

“Cowboy Seal Homecoming” is a charming read of a prodigal son returning to his roots and starting fresh outside of his SEAL days. Alex Maguire returns home to with his SEAL buddies, to a home he’s ignored, to a life that he had refused to be a part of, and to a step- sister he hardly remembers.

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Becca Denton had heard a lot about her stepfather’s son, and the reality of him being on the ranch that she considers her own is far more tempting than she had imagined. Her dream of turning the ranch into a haven for wounded vets is one of the things she and Alex share.

Mr. Organized meets Ms. Live-The-Life-That-Comes-At-You. As they get acclimated to the living arrangements working towards a common goal, they find the sparks of attraction as another common anomaly that takes them surprise.

With a good plot that keeps the readers interesting, Nicole Helm pens a charming story as Alex and Becca go through the path of getting to know each other, working side by side and the attraction that progresses into love, the secondary characters add charm, humor and family, “Cowboy Seal Homecoming” is a definite good read cozied up on a couch

Received an ARC from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley for an honest review.

The Ultimate Series by Lori Foster is a brilliant compilation of a group of friends, protecting their neighborhood, engaging young kids to keep them out of trouble, creating a haven for troubled teenagers, and throwing muscle in the ring when called upon. And in between all this, they have their own personal demons to face and fight for the love of their lives.

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Book four in the series, “Fighting Dirty”, finally gives Armie Jacobson his story of pain, redemption and love. As a badass MMA fighter and being the best, he’s got girls falling for him, but his heart beats only for his Rissy aka Merissa Colter. And of course she’s got be his best friend’s sister.

Merissa Colter is classy, independent, tough and a nurturer by nature. She loves her group of friends and she loves Armie to death. Of course convincing Armie of that fact is altogether another fight that she needs to muscle through. Armie and Rissy make an engaging couple what with their witty banter and chemistry flaming the sheets.

I’ve always loved the way Lori Foster makes sure all bases are covered in her romances, be it supporting characters, closing loops and paying attention to details. The whole concept of young MMA fighters taking care of their community is rich in education as well as giving the readers a captivating romance to warm the heart.

Received an ARC from Harlequin via NetGalley for an honest review.

Rebecca Zanetti writes some wickedly sexy paranormal and sci-fi stories that keep our adrenaline flowing, with spine chilling confrontations and passionate and lustful encounters that melt even the ice-cold glaciers!

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Book two in the Realm Enforcers,“Wicked Edge” puts Daire Dunne in the cross hairs of beauty and danger. As the enforcer of the Coven Nine he has his job cut out for him, but nothing prepares him for the drugged lust and attraction he feels for the sexy Cee Cee, little knowing that this is one dangerous lady on a mission.

Cee Cee finally has the intel to avenge the death of her family. With the people responsible for the death of her husband in sight, she has no time for the alpha Daire or his rules. But a lady gotta do what she’s gotta do to reach her goal as she kicks ass and Daire is one unhappy enforcer left woozy!. Circumstances put them in each other’s company to protect Cee Cee and keep her safe as he supports her in her mission.

And what we get is another action packed story as Rebecca Zanetti takes her readers on a ride of danger, death, betrayal and love. It amazes me the plot that she comes up to keep her readers captivated and have them at the edge of their seats! And it is no easy task to keep a series going with the same momentum and passion!

Received an ARC from Kensington Books/Lyrical Press) via NetGalley for an honest review.

 

Last man standing Adam Baudouin finally falls for the girl-next-door-everyone’s-friend Harper Owens, in the fitting finale of Marina Adair’s Heroes Of St. Helena Series. I enjoyed each love story of the Baudouin brothers and their tryst with their sassy heroines. Needless to say that this series was my first read of Marina Adair and she’s warmed into my heart with her charming and captivating stories.NeedYouForMine-StHelenaHeroes-MarinaAdair

 

Harper Owens needs Adam Baudouin as much as he needs her for himself. What starts off as pretend relationship to save her lingerie store and get him a promotion, both Harper and Adam never saw the fire that ignites between them. Their chemistry is hot, connection is soul deep, and the empathy and caring they have for each other takes them by surprise. Throw in a generous dose of wit and family meddling, you’ve got one sexy read of a romance.

Harper is just this colorful, ultra sweet and an amazingly good person, and Adam compliments her with his protective and helpful, the imperfectly perfect hero for his heroine. “Need You For Mine” is a dazzling narration and writing prowess of Marina that keeps the story interesting and brings a chuckle as Harper and Adam muddle through relationship to get their happily ever after.HeroesOfStHelena-MarinaAdair

From “Need You For Keeps” to “Need You For Always”, to finally “Need You For Mine”, Marina weaves heartwarming stories of the Baudouin brothers, considered as the Heroes of St. Helena.

 

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley for an honest review.

I have to repeat this in my review – “Call me biased, but in my opinion Jennifer Ryan writes one of the most romantic suspense stories that I’ve ever read. “The Hunted Series” is always going to be my chicken soup for the soul, having lost count of the number of times I’ve read that series.”

What fascinates me about Jennifer Ryan is her immense ability to create a heroine so different from each other in every one of stories. With courage, loyalty and strength, being the common foundation, every one of her heroines has a story so filled with pain, betrayal and hurt that reading each one of them makes us question the evil that exists in this world yet gives us hope that there is good to counter this evil attack and faith that honor exists.

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The opening scene of her latest story of her Montana man, “Stone Cold Cowboy” is just an insight into the evil that exists in our world today with Sadie Higgins being hung upside down and a breath away from a frozen death. And with equal valor we have a person with honor, integrity and love in the ever-protective Rory Kendrick to save Sadie and breath life back into her, because a life without Sadie is not acceptable for Rory!

It is so hard to let go of things in our life; to let go of hope that a brother will find his way back to humanity, to let go of a father on the brink of death, to let go of relationships that bind us with love and give us pain at the same time and to let go of blood and be selfish for a change. And the bond between Sadie and her father is so poignant and emotional that it grips you with grief and tears…and trust me when I say I’ve shed more than a few tears as I was reading this book!

Sadie Higgins will make you cry, will make you laugh, will make you feel her every breath of pain she draws, and will make you root for her as she kicks ass with Rory supporting her with the utmost patience and love. Rory Kendrick and his brothers give hope that there are good men in this world who would protect and care for their own as well as never turn their back on evil.

For the uninitiated, the Montana Men Series takes us to the Bowden brothers, Gabe, Blake and Dane, brothers of Caleb (married to Summer Turner) from The Hunted Series…and flows to the neighboring Kendrick brothers -Rory, Colt and Ford. I love when the stories have cross over characters from various books.

Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

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