Tuesday, August 26, 2008

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Janice Maynard

Hot, spicy, erotic doesn't even begin to describe Janice Maynard's By Appointment Only. This is one steamy, beyond hot read which centers on Hannah Quarles a woman with commitment and trust issues and Morgan Webber one sensual, gorgeous and romantic man!

From the moment they literally bump into each other, it's obvious to the reader that Morgan is knocked off balance. This wonderful man truly adores and eventually falls deeply in love with Hannah. Their journey literally ripped out my heart and I was cheering for them the entire way.

Hannah is a beautiful, sensual and deeply caring person. She is a "personal shopper" for the Seniors who live in retirement communities. It's obvious to the reader when one learns about her upbringing that walking down the isle with Morgan is going to be a tough sell, so when he tries to get her to commit to a date and leaves a bridal magazine, well let's just say it's a journey you won't want to miss!

From now on, Janice Maynard will automatically be an auto buy. Her whit, charm and her characters are incredible and this is one great, sizzling and entertaining read!

Book Description:

A good marriage is based on love, commitment, and enough hot sex to last a lifetime...

Hannah loves Morgan enough to become his fiancée, but that doesn't mean she wants to get married. In her experience, everything goes downhill after you say "I do"—and it all starts in the bedroom. For Morgan, marriage isn't the end, it's the beginning, and he's aching to get started.

They find the perfect compromise with a new form of counseling—premarital sex therapy. Each private session brings them closer together, revealing the quirky, kinky sides of their deepest desires. As the role-playing sessions heat up, Hannah discovers that marriage might be the sexiest game of all.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

KATE HARDY - ONE NIGHT, ONE BABY


From the moment they meet it’s immediate attraction and Jane has a goal to experience everything on her list because today is her birthday and family, friends and co-workers seem to have forgotten. On her list is to photograph a handsome man which she does drawing attention immediately to herself. Mitch is intrigued and invites her for coffee, then as they spend the day together and check off everything on her list, the attraction continues and leads into a night of passion.

Mitch is one attractive and vibrant man but he’s vowed never to commit because of a past experience in loosing a woman and baby he loved. Now he finds out that his one night with Jane has left her expecting his child. I promise the reader you are in for one moving and tearful read with One Night, One Baby as only Kate Hardy can deliver!

This is a story of so many dimensions, Jane’s “interesting” upbringing, her warm, loving and caring friends and housemates, Mitch’s occupation of being a “storm chaser”, just the whole dynamics makes for a truly enjoyable read.

Book Description:

Everyone seems to have forgotten Jane's birthday—but meeting handsome, brooding millionaire Mitch Holland gives her good reason to celebrate. The attraction between them is intense, but Mitch puts a strict limit on their time together: he can offer her one night only.

A few weeks later, Jane is still struggling to forget gorgeous Mitch—and their unforgettably sexy night together. Then she discovers she's pregnant….

Friday, August 15, 2008

THE RICH MAN'S RELUCTANT MISTRESS - Margaret Mayo



For Lucinda Oliver the men in her life always seem to leave. First her father dies when she's 15, and then her fiancé leaves her for another woman so she's very guarded when it comes to men. Especially when it comes to men like Zane Alexander whose reputation for being a womanizer is renown. A few years ago she was hired by Zane to be his orphaned nephew’s nanny and now she finds herself under his employ as a designer for his newly acquired St. Lucia home. Will she be able to resist his good looks and charm?

From the moment Zane Alexander sets his eyes again on Lucinda he is stunned by her beauty. He decides to take some time off and accompany her to his new home because after their brief meeting he sees her as a challenge and he’s determined to act on the sexual attraction between then.

Their love story is so full of passion it leaps off the page. It’s as if when they finally act on their attraction they can’t get enough of each other. Lucinda is one spunky woman and she’s so overwhelmed by Zane. When they suddenly have to return to England because again, Zane needs to take care of his orphaned nephew she’s determined not to get hurt. However, as fate would have it, she succumbs to his charm and moves in with him.

Margaret Mayo has written a winner The Rich Man’s Reluctant Mistress and honestly, you won’t want to miss reading it! Rocky road really doesn’t even describe their journey in finding happiness.

Book Description:

When Lucinda Oliver first worked for Zane Alexander, she considered him an arrogant, womanizing playboy. But she was just his lowly employee, and he called the shots….
Now Lucinda has built her own successful interior design business and she's shocked to discover her latest client is her former boss! What's more, the assignment involves staying with him at his beautiful hideaway mansion in the exotic Caribbean. Lucinda's determined not to become another notch on his bedpost, but soon she's battling to resist Zane's sizzling brand of dark desire….

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Miranda Lee - THE MILLIONAIRE'S INEXPERIENCED LOVE-SLAVE



This is extremely sensual and entertaining with a "mystery" to be solved. It involves a "grief stricken" Sharni who tragically lost her husband and daughter 5 years previously. Her sister sends her on a trip to Sydney for a little R&R. After a day of shopping she stops for lunch and absolutely is shocked when she sees a handsome man who looks exactly like her dead husband.

Adrian Palmer is a successful millionaire architect, has a passion for his work and brunette's and on one particular day he meets Sharni. He's been known by past lovers as a workaholic and womanizer but this woman is something special. Adrian absolutely sweeps Sharni literally off of her feet!

To say anymore about this book would ruin the storyline but I promise you'll not be able to put it down. It will have your heart aching and racing at the same time.

Monday, August 11, 2008

THE PRINCE OF MIDTOWN - Jennifer Lewis



Jennifer Lewis’s writing style and the way she describes her characters and their places of travel absolutely makes one believe they are there and living and experiencing it along with them.

I personally loved Tessa Banks the personal assistant to Prince Sebastian Stone of Caspia. She was efficient, lovely, and talented plus she adored her boss for years. She cared for him so much so that she realizes she must leave his employ and move on because she can no longer watch him dating models and starlets. She wants a future with someone who will love her for who she is, not taking advantage of her organizational skills. So upon the Prince’s return to New York she hands in her resignation notice.

Tessa leaving him? No way will he allow nor stand for it! This rugged and handsome Prince is used to having his way and his business is in financial trouble. He needs his efficient PA to help him overturn and make it a success. Prince Sebastian comes up with a plan, he entices Tessa to accompany him to Caspia and dangles a few suggestions……travel to a beautiful seaside city to rest, relax and help him to set up meetings with the principals of the luxury designers who make up Caspian Designs.

Sebastian charms her with sightseeing trips, horseback riding, balls and lovemaking taking Tessa’s breathe away and melting heart. It’s a Cinderella story with its own very handsome Prince Charming, Sebastian Stone. Yachts, ball gowns, and the rich and famous. There’s a love scene involving “crown jewels” you absolutely will not want to miss!

Time and time again, I was drawn in and so appreciated Jennifer’s descriptive writing, the humour she interjected and the way the tables were turned on this worldly Prince. It’s an extremely entertaining, sensitive and seductive love story.

Book Description:

721 PARK AVENUE: Apt. 12B
TENANT: Sebastian Stone, Prince of Caspia

SCANDAL: Seducing a commoner!

Crown Prince, billionaire businessman and globetrotting bachelor Sebastian Stone needs assistant Tessa Banks to hold his life together. From his Manhattan office she organizes his public and private life with ease. So when Tessa gives notice, Sebastian resorts to what he does best: seduction. Ermine and jewels in his sun-drenched palace…sensual pleasures beyond her wildest fantasies. But when the two weeks' notice is up, the prince discovers his plan has backfired. He's fallen for a woman he can never marry.…


Other books in the Series:

Child, Maureen - High-Society Secret Pregnancy
Wright, Laura - Front Page Engagement
Dunlop, Barbara - Marriage, Manhattan Style

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

IN THE TYCOON'S BED - Kathryn Ross



This fierce and proud millionaire from the moment he set eyes on Nicole Connell thought only of having her as his mistress. And now she’s working as an executive at RJ Records during the day and in the evening occupies his bed.


Nicole left England behind when she was offered a position with RJ Records. She’s left behind an ex-husband who hurt her badly. For years she believed herself happily married and struggled to conceive a baby with no success. Then she learns her husband has been having an affair and they are expecting a baby. Will she ever trust again and give her heart?

Luke has commitment issues but he knows that he must continue to see Nicole but she has other ideas. When she realizes she’s fallen in love with her boss she decides to end the relationship before she’s hurt any further. Luke has other ideas and he’s not going to budge. RJ records are working on a very important business deal to purchase another company. The owner is insistent that whoever purchases his company must be married. Therefore, Luke comes up with a plan that will seal the deal and allow him to continue his relationship. He tells owner that he and Nicole are engaged to be married and that they will both fly to his exclusive island to seal the deal. The meeting goes well and so does their time alone together. In fact so well, that Nicole finds out she’s expecting.

Luke is shocked! He’s going to be a father. Nicole has other ideas…..she wants to return to England and raise the baby herself. She’s aware that Luke will never commit and she’s fine with being a single parent. Luke has other ideas.


Sometimes it takes a tragedy to wake a stubborn alpha and make him see the light and that’s in the end what happened to Luke Santana. This book was an amazing love story. I loved the way author Kathryn Ross used their lust, attraction and the pregnancy to bring them together. Luke’s realization that he loves Nicole will have you in tears.

Monday, August 04, 2008

THE SHEIKH'S BLACKMAILED MISTRESS - Penny Jordan


From the moment they collide in a hotel hallway, share a kiss they are both affected so strongly......was it fate?

The man, a sheikh and a proud and honorable ruler. Prince Vere has vowed he will never love again as to love only brings pain. As a young man he lost both of his parents and that pain has long stayed with him. Just one brief encounter with Samantha McLennan has reminded him he must never give in. However, desire and that one encounter never leave him. He sees Sam in his dreams and then on a trip to the desert he encounters her again.

Sam is shaken by the man and the kiss. She too cannot erase the memories out of her mind. It's painful, keeps her awake and when she takes an assignment to map the boundaries of a few Arab countries she believes she can shake those memories until she meets him again face to face.

Vere immediately puts up a wall and then one of her "jealous" co-workers puts it into his mind that Sam cannot be trusted. Vere seeks his brother's counsel and they decide to investigate her. He proposes a trip to the desert and then everything goes down hill from there. They act on their feelings and everything spirals out of control.

A wonderful love story with so much passion and pain and in the end Vere learns the lessons of love, trust and healing. A great sheik book, excellently penned by Penny Jordan!
 

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