THIRSTY

Author: Mia Hopkins

Pub Date: March 13, 2018

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group-Loveswept

Romance: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

Life hasn’t been kind to Salvador “Sal” Rosas, aka “Ghost.” 9780525478638As a gangster, “Ghost” has paid the price for a life on the streets, spending most of his time taking part in criminal activities which rewarded him with five years of imprisonment. Now released from prison, Sal longs to retire into a life away from the gang. Given a new opportunity to learn the craft of brewing along with a chance at happiness with the one woman who owns his heart, Vanessa Velasco, Sal is in for the fight of his life.

My thoughts:

Thirsty is the first book in Mia Hopkins Eastside Brewery series. Written in first person point-of-view, Ms. Hopkins, treats her readers to the intimate thoughts of Salvador Rosas. Raw and emotional, I found this novel to be enthralling. When viewed through Sal’s eyes, readers get the unique opportunity to see the epitome of a man. Strong. Tough. Hard. Tender. Anxious. Scared. All facets of Salvador Rosas were stripped bare.

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***I received an ARC copy of this novel and was happy to give my honest review.

 

DUKE OF DESIRE

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Pub Date: October 17, 2018

Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Romance: Historical

Synopsis:

A victim of mistaken identity, Lady Iris Jordan, was kidnapped by a secret society bent on revenge. duke-of-desire-250-400Held captive by the ruthless Lords of Chaos, Iris is presented as a living sacrifice at one of their masked events. When Raphael de Chartres rescues her from the perverted society, Iris shoots him, wounding him severely.

Raphael de Chartres vowed to destroy The Lords of Chaos. The evil group was responsible for his life of darkness and despair. In order to save Iris, he forces her to marry him. Injured both mentally and physically, Iris is determined to break through Raphael’s private hell and bring him into the light.

My thoughts:

Intimacy at its best. I’ve been an admirer of Elizabeth Hoyt’s works for years. Her compelling characters are often misunderstood, gritty and raw. Ms. Hoyt isn’t afraid to reveal the strengths and weaknesses in her characters. Her talent of blending a loving relationship among insurmountable odds makes her a master story-teller. Basically, what I’m saying is any time Elizabeth Hoyt pens a new novel it is bound to be a treasure.

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***I received an ARC copy of this novel and was happy to give my honest review.

 

AS THE DEVIL DARES

Author: Anna Harrington

Pub Date: March 6, 2018

Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Romance: Historical

Synopsis:

Mariah Winslow has dreamed of becoming a partner in her father’s shipping company since childhood. Strong willed and independent, Mariah has partaken in some pretty outlandish behavior.pic Both beautiful and intelligent, she cares little for what society thinks. However, her father is determined to turn her into a proper lady. When he does the unthinkable, enlisting the help of Robert Carlisle to assist in finding Mariah a suitable husband, she becomes a force to be reckoned with until she finds she actually likes the intolerable man.

A partnership with Winslow Shipping Company is the opportunity that Robert Carlisle has worked tirelessly for. There is only one obstacle—Mariah Winslow. To seal the deal, Robert agrees to use the Carlisle family’s influence to marry off the insufferable woman. He hadn’t planned to find himself in love with Mariah nor did he plan to have to choose between loving her, obtaining a partnership, or reconciling with his past.

My thoughts:

The chemistry between Robert and Mariah was combustible. I couldn’t put this Regency romance down. Anna Harrington is one of my all-time favorite authors and once again, she’d written a spellbinding story.

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***I received an ARC copy of this novel and was happy to give my honest review.

HIS TO COMMAND

Author: Opal Carew

Pub Date: April 15, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin Griffin

Romance: Erotic

Synopsis:

After a night of betrayal, Kate wanted Matthew out of her life for good. The move from New York to Connecticut was supposed to make her forget her desire to yield to Matthew’s command. imagesHowever, even a new apartment, new group of friends and the owner of a new business, Kate is tormented by her yearnings to be a submissive. When she accepts an invitation to meet with a potential financial backer for her company, she is forced to face the past. Can she really form a business partnership with her ex-dominant?

My thoughts:

Well-known for her erotic romances, Opal Carew excels at writing a torrid story of sexual domination. Any reader that enjoys second chance romance may want to consider HIS TO COMMAND. Hot. Steamy. Sinful. HIS TO COMMAND is a story about redemption and the emotional journey to trust again.

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