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One Night With The PlayboyTitle:  One Night with the Playboy
Series:  Whiskey River #5
Author:  Katherine Garbera
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 2, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Barrel rider Reba Duvall has been crushing on Nick Blue since the moment they met, but she kicked him to the friend zone to keep her heart from being bruised and battered by the charmer… until they turn to each other for comfort when their best friend dies. Reba knows it’s for one night only, but still, it hurts to wake up alone. But it turns out a memory is not all Nick left her with…

Nick Blue never guessed his father was one of the richest men in Texas. Or that he’d have to live in Whiskey River with two unknown brothers for a year to inherit his share of the family property. But hey, stranger things have happened, such as bumping into his friend and one time lover in that same town… the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about all this time. But running into Nick is not an accident. Reba has a plan. She wants baby Martina to know her father.

Reba may not know what she wants from Nick, but it sure isn’t a half-assed marriage proposal and sharing a luxurious bedroom at Kelly Ranch. She plans to keep things platonic. Can Nick convince her she needs more than one night with the playboy?

Read on for my thoughts on One Night with the Playboy.  No true spoilers, promise.

You Think You Know MeTitle:  You Think You Know Me
Series:  London & Cambridge Mysteries #1
Author:  Clare Chase
Genre:  Women’s Fiction, Mystery
Published:  September 7, 2015
Publisher:  Choc Lit
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sometimes, it’s not easy to tell the good guys from the bad …

Freelance journalist, Anna Morris, is struggling to make a name for herself, so she’s delighted to attend a launch event for a hip, young artist at her friend Seb’s gallery.

But an exclusive interview isn’t all Anna comes away with. After an encounter with the enigmatic Darrick Farron, she is flung into the shady underground of the art scene – a world of underhand dealings, missing paintings and mysterious deaths …

Seb is intent on convincing Anna that Darrick is up to no good but, try as she might, she can’t seem to keep away from him. And as she becomes further embroiled, Anna begins to wonder – is Seb’s behaviour the well-intentioned concern of an old friend, or does he have something to hide?

Read on for my thoughts on You Think You Know Me.  No true spoilers, promise.

Taming Her WolfTitle:  Taming Her Wolf
Series:   Fire Creek Shifters #1
Author:  Dee Carney
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  September 7, 2015
Publisher:  Carina Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

For disgraced physician Kim Sharpe, Fire Creek was supposed to be a sanctuary, a place to hide from media scrutiny and the public eye. But when a group of wolf shifters break into her clinic and demand she save the life of a packmate, her serene world unravels. And when the wolf dies despite Kim’s efforts, she’s dragged into a hunt she can’t control, led by a man she desperately wants to understand.

All shifters live with their beasts, but Chris “Brick” Preston’s is dangerously close to the surface. And it wants Kim. Sex keeps the beast sated for now, but unless Kim can help him find a more permanent solution, Brick risks becoming a feral, banished—or put down—by his pack.

With each incredibly intense encounter, Brick and Kim grow closer. But time is not on their side. When Kim is faced with betraying the pack in order to save Brick’s life, the consequences may be more than they can survive.

Read on for my thoughts on Taming Her Wolf.  No true spoilers, promise.

Her Secret LoveTitle:  Her Secret Love
Series:  Secrets of Cherry Lake #3
Author:  Paula Altenburg
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 1, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Whoever claimed it’s better to have loved and lost has never met Jess Palmer.

Small business owner and metalworks artist Damon Brand finally has his future in sight when his past rattles into town in a broken down car stuffed with designer clothes and sky high heels. The last time he saw Jess, he declared his undying love. In return, she stranded him by the side of the road, taking his boots, pants and the tattered remnants of his heart.

So much for the bright lights of LA. Failed actress Jessica Palmer arrives back in Cherry Lake, Montana homeless, destitute, and desperate. She’s hoping her grandfather will let her have her inheritance early so she can make a fresh start—anywhere but Cherry Lake. No deal. She has to stay for six months and get a job to prove she’s matured. Not easy in a town where she flamed all her bridges in order to flee a wild child reputation and her high school sweetheart.

With every door that’s slammed shut in her face, Jess grows more determined than ever to prove she’s changed, even if it means she must turn to her first love, Damon, for a job at his gas station. Surely 10 years is enough time for him to forgive and forget.

Read on for my thoughts on Her Secret Love.  No true spoilers, promise.

Fire me UpTitle:  Fire Me Up
Series:  Deacons of Bourbon Street #2
Author:  Rachael Johns
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, MC
Published:  September 1, 2015
Publisher:  Random House – Loveswept
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Travis “Cash” Sinclair values only two things from his days with the Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now Priest Lombard is gone, and Cash has inherited the Deacons’ clubhouse—not to mentions its unexpected tenant. She’s exactly the type of woman he tries to avoid: all incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs?

Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life among the grit and glamour of the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her from her dreams, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Cash is dangerous, with an untamed streak he tries desperately to conceal. He drives Billie wild, sending her too close to the edge for her own good. And she won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.

Read on for my thoughts on Fire Me Up.  No true spoilers, promise.

Win Me OverTitle:  Win Me Over
Series:  Hearts and Crafts #2
Author:  Nicole Michaels
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 1, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperback
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

WINNING ISN’T EVERYTHING

Callie Daniels is a singular sensation. She owns and operates her own bakery, contributes to a popular lifestyle blog, and is the dance team coach at a local high school. She lives by her own design and is much too busy to consider dating. Mr. Right will have to fit into her life when the time is right…

UNLESS YOU’RE PLAYING FOR KEEPS

Football coach Bennett Clark always plays by the rules. He knows that his new colleague Callie is off limits but she’s so beautiful-and irritating!-that Bennett can’t get her off his mind. She wants him to participate in a charity dance contest, and won’t take no for an answer. Soon, what begins as a festive athletic endeavor turns into a heated flirtation on and off the dance floor. Could it be that the free-spirited Callie has finally found a way through Coach Clark’s line of defense?

Read on for my thoughts on Win Me Over.  No true spoilers, promise.

Start Me UpTitle:  Start Me Up
Series:  Hearts and Crafts #1
Author:  Nicole Michaels
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 3, 2015
Publisher:  St.  Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Paperback
Cover Description:

Why do Do-It-Yourself…

Single mom Anne Edmond can handle—and hand-make—just about anything. From table settings to party favors, floral arrangements to nursery décor, there is no project her creativity and a glue gun can’t tackle. But dating? That’s a whole ’nother story. Case in point: Mike Everett. He’s a gorgeous mechanic and known car-whisperer, a man who can work with auto parts like nobody’s business. And he has thrown a monkey wrench into Anne’s carefully-crafted life…

When you can do it together?

One look at Anne is enough for Mike to know that she’s no fixer-upper. She’s perfect just the way she is—and the chemistry between them works like a charm. Mike’s always been a no-strings kind of guy, but Anne’s impressive self-reliance—and gorgeous exterior—gives him pause. This time, a fast joyride just doesn’t seem like enough. But first he has to convince Anne that he means to take her all the way.

Read on for my thoughts on Start Me Up.  No true spoilers, promise.

Hanover HouseTitle:  Hanover House
Series:  Hanover House Chronicles 0.5 prequel
Author:  Brenda Novak
Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Published:  September 1, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the antisocial mind. Why do psychopaths act as they do? How do they come to be? Why don’t they feel any remorse for the suffering they cause? And are there better ways of spotting and stopping them?

After having been kidnapped, tortured and left for dead when she was just a teenager—by her high school boyfriend—she’s determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her. So she’s established a revolutionary new medical health center in the remote town of Hilltop, Alaska, where she studies the worst of the worst.

But not everyone in Hilltop is excited to have Hanover House and its many serial killers in the area. Alaskan State Trooper, Sergeant Amarok, is one of them. And yet he can’t help feeling bad about what Evelyn has been through. He’s even attracted to her. Which is partly why he worries.

He knows what could happen if one little thing goes wrong…

Read on for my thoughts on Hanover House.  No true spoilers, promise.

Rogue You KnowTitle:  The Rogue You Know
Series:  Covent Garden Cubs #2
Author:  Shana Galen
Genre:   Historical Romance
Published:  September 1, 2015
Publisher:  Sourcebooks, Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

She’s beyond his reach…
Gideon Harrow has spent his life in London’s dark underworld-and he wants out. A thief and a con, he plans one last heist to finally win his freedom. But when everything goes wrong, he finds himself at the tender mercies of one of Society’s most untouchable women-Lady Susanna Derring.

…and out of her depth.
Susanna has spent her life in London’s glittering ton, under the thumb of a domineering mother-and she wants out. When a wickedly charming rogue lands at her feet, she jumps at the chance to experience life before it’s too late. But as she descends into London’s underworld, she finds that nothing- not even Gideon-is as it seems. As excitement turns to danger, Susanna must decide what price she’s willing to pay…for the love of a reformed thief.

Read on for my thoughts on The Rogue You Know.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Skeleton in the ClosetTitle:  The Skeleton in the Closet
Series:  Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2
Author:  Angie Fox
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  August 30, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone…even a dead someone…must have witnessed the crime.

Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own.

Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer.

Read on for my thoughts on The Skeleton in the Closet.  No true spoilers, promise.

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