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Naked Cowboys and Desiree Holt continue to stoke the embers of sexiness and suave as she once again takes us on a visit to Saddle Wells for another hot and sizzling love story.

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Andrew Mac McDaniel has only goal in life and that is to bring to justice the guy who was responsible for his twin sister’s death. His quest for justice brings him to Saddle Wells as his final destination to plot his kind of justice. And Saddle Wells and Nadia seem to grow on Mac and this may very well be the place to set roots.

As one of the top realtors for her area, Nadia Beloit has gone through some painful experience that brings her to Saddle Wells to sprout new roots. The citizens of Saddle Wells look out for each other and with a steady group of some amazing women, Nadia makes a life on her terms. Quiet and normal disappear the minute Mac walks in through her door.

With well meaning but matchmaking friends and their blessings, Nadia and Mac succumb to the sparks of attraction and very soon are burning down the walls around their hearts. Another intense, short and captivating read “Naked Heat” makes our hearts race with anticipation. Desiree Hold is damn good with writing novellas that seem to flow seamlessly page after page.

Another short and riveting love story “Naked Heat” has enough sizzle to heat up the sheets!

Received an ARC from Samhain Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

The synopsis sounded great, the cover was romantic, unfortunately the story lacked depth and character. The second book in The Palmera Royals, “The Royal Affair” is lackluster in its narration and failed to dazzle me with its royalty.

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The premise of the story is actually really good. A royal princess with beauty and charm, Marina Palmera is smart, independent and super successful running her own thriving horse racing business. She falls in love with the successful horse whisperer Jonas Wilder but circumstances break them apart. And now fate brings them back together for a second chance.

As good as the story line may be, if the characters are not developed properly, it’s hard for a reader to relate to them or be with them. For all their success and individuality, I just couldn’t relate to Jonas and Marina or the way the story developed or was narrated. Neither was I very impressed with the journey to their happily ever after.

But I definitely believe Jane Beckenham has lot of potential and I hope with every book, she reaches success. With good grasp of language and creativity, it is only a matter of time for her to become a good writer, and I may circulate back to her.

Received an ARC from Samhain Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

Naked Cowboys and Desiree Holt continue to sizzle and burn the pages!!!

Burnt out Dallas PD cop Charity Vance leaves a commendable career behind and moves to Saddle Wells to give her life a makeover. Away from the crime and away from the threat of a hardcore drug lord, Saddle Wells gives her the haven to remain safe, re-connect with friends and breathing room to think of her future. And that future seems to circle back to the hot and brooding war veteran and bar owner Liam Douglas.

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Fate drops Charity literally into his bar and working tables to help him out and Liam Douglas absolutely has no idea how to restrain his cardinal feelings towards Charity. As she continues to put Liam at ease, Liam slowly starts smiling more and spending more time with Charity. Brooding he maybe, but he sure knows how to make his way into Charity’s heart.

As the threat of the drug lord reaches Saddle Wells, Liam goes all into protective mode, forgetting that Charity is a cop. Passion sizzles, control snaps, and when death comes knocking on the door, Liam would stop at nothing to protect Charity.

Short, charming and intense, “Naked Flame” is enthralling and captivating. I like the way Desiree Holt creates her characters – they are just the right combination of sexy and independent. Revisiting supporting characters is always a pleasure and the camaraderie among the characters is always fun to read.

Received an ARC from Samhain Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

Just thinking of Erin Nicholas brings out a chuckle in me…. always. Her books are just delicious, delectable and edible (it that is possible!!!). All her stories have unbreakable friendship, unconditional support, witty banter that rolls off the dialogues and intense love and passion that literally jumps off the pages.

The final book in the series “Counting On Love” is a an absolutely perfect ending as Connor Dixon is upped by Gabrielle Evans in more ways than five. Connor the ultimate charmer and lover, protective brother and a supportive friend finally gets knocked sideways once he realizes Gabby, his teammate, his friend, his comrade is actually a woman with all the assets!!!

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Gabby’s been in love with Connor for a long time, but the boundaries of working together have always stopped her from acting on her desire. But now when her apartment burns down, she ends up sharing Connor’s home and the game of lust begins and ends with Connor losing his heart and soul to Gabby.

Gabby and Connor are just one of the most amazing couples of Erin’s creation. Full of warmth and care, both coming from larger families, always putting others ahead of their needs, these two are just made for each other. Independent Gabby realizes that she needs Connor dote on her to death and Connor finally lets his heart do the talking as he finally accepts that fact that he doesn’t have to fix everything.

The secondary characters are just as wonderful to re-visit, the dialogue between them is just as masterful and witty, the strength of friendship and family values can easily be felt through every relationship. All in all “Up By Five” is an enticing and magnetic story and I didn’t expect any less from Erin Nicholas.

Received an ARC from Samhain Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

…. And oh yes, let’s not forget sizzling eroticism and some hot phone sex!!!!

I just can’t get over Erin Nicholas’s amazing penchant of perfect timing for humor and her fabulous narration of a billionaire caught in the cross-hairs of a sassy, hate-your-money, sweet, and in-your-face lady!!!

What Matters Most to billionaire Tony Steele is to get the girl of his dreams away from marrying his best friend. Whisking her away to Vegas, they paint the town red, leave footprints at various clubs, and in between the tequila shots and dancing, propose and marry her – all in a matter of few hours. Waking up to Mrs. Steele beside him and not remembering a single minute of their mind-blowing night takes Mr. Steele from between the sheets into a frying pan.

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What Matters Most to Reese Chaplin is to get away from her cheating bridegroom and the altar, lose herself in Vegas and Tony Steele. A night of magic, dancing, drinks and guilt-free celebration of passion, love and a spur of the moment wedding in a chapel!!! And all that mattered for Reese was that she’s with the man she had harbored secret feelings of lust and love, until reality kicks her in the rear.

And now What Matters Most for Tony is to convince the woman he loves that she’s the one for him with all her sweetness, independence, sassiness and her hatred for money. And he needs to convince her that sometimes it’s perfectly all right to enjoy life, and go crazy despite being a billionaire.

Tony is an absolutely fabulous billionaire, smart, helpful and just plain simple at heart, trying very hard to get rid of his billions to woo his lady back. Reese is the ultra helpful social worker, always looking out for the downtrodden, trying to balance the money and the have-nots. Both, adorable, frustrating, stubborn and so in love with each other!

There is not one single thing that I can pinpoint and say is the best. In the second book in Erin Nicholas’s Billionaire Bargain Series, “What Matters Most”, is that it’s a sheer perfection of humor, love, passion, and wit between a couple trying to bring a balance to their life, despite the fear of skydiving into a future with each other.

Received an ARC from Samhain Publishing via Netgalley for an honest review.

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