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  • Wolf with Benefits: Pride #8 by Shelly Laurenston

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    My Review

    Plain. Ordinary.  That is how Toni sees herself, and how she believes everyone else sees her. Being one of eleven children is bad enough, but being only ordinary child among 10 prodigy siblings is worse.  It has been up to her to take care of the little ones and coordinate their lives.  Who knew that would be the training she needed to deal with hockey playing Shifters.

    Ricky sits and waits for the entertainment to come to him.  One look at Toni and the brood that tags along with her, and he knows the entertainment would be bountiful.  There is never a dull moment in Toni’s life and Ricky makes sure he has ringside seats for it all.

    Ricky is Toni’s voice of reason.  She needs time and distance from her suffocating family.  When a job opens up that seems was tailor made for her, Ricky refuses to let her give up.

    I knew they would be good for each other, and I was right.  The passion for each other is explosive and once they had that first taste, they would never get enough.

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    There’s nothing like a good ol’ boy wolf. And ace security expert Ricky Lee Reed serves, protects and seduces with all the right moves…

    Sure, Toni Jean-Louis Parker has to be the responsible oldest sister to a crazy-brilliant clan of jackal siblings. But now she’s cutting loose for some hot, sweaty, no-commitments fun—and the sexy, slow-talking, swift-moving predator assigned to keep her family safe is just the right thing to shapeshift her love life into overdrive. Trouble is, he’s starting to get all obsessive wolf on her every time he looks in her direction…

    Getting serious about anyone isn’t in Ricky Lee Reed’s plans. Hell, even now he doesn’t really have a plan—outside of catching whoever is threatening this dangerously brilliant family. But the more he sees of Toni, the more he’s howling for her. And whatever it takes to convince her that what they have is everything, well, this wily wolf is down for the sizzling chase…

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    Author Info

    Originally from Long Island, New York, Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should. Shelly is also the New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info about Shelly’s books go to www.shellylaurenston.com. Or to check out G.A.’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons go to www.gaaiken.com

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  • Wild Pitch by Sloan Johnson

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    My Review

    Sean and Mason have been friends for a long time.  Sean has always known he was gay.  He fell in love with his best friend a long time ago .  It killed him to see Mason get married to a complete bitch, but he will do anything for him.  

    Years later, Mason is getting a divorce and realizes he can’t hide this part of himself anymore.  And more, he can’t deny the feelings he has for his best friend.  To say Sean is shocked doesn’t even cover how he feels.  

    Once they are together, it is like it should have been years ago.  They are still friends, but now they are more.  They feel they have to hide their love.  It takes wise advice from a friend and a traumatic event for them to come out of the proverbial closet to MLB.   

    Sloan Johnson never fails to touch my heart with her stories.  Ms. Johnson has become one of my go-to authors.  She has my loyalty as a reader.


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    There’s never been any question in Sean Tucker’s mind that he’d do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.

    Sean showed rookie short stop Mason Atley the ropes, both on the field and off. The two forged a friendship which continued as both of them moved through the ranks of the farm system and into the majors. Unfortunately, there’s always been one secret Mason never felt he could share with Sean. Until now.

    For seven years, Sean lived with the fact that he loved a man who would never reciprocate. When Mason admits that he’s always known he’s bisexual but has never allowed himself to pursue a relationship with a man, will Sean be able to put aside his reservations about starting a relationship with the friend he’d always assumed was straight? And more importantly, will they be able to find a way to stay together when their careers keep them apart more than they can be together?

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    I waited until we’d polished off the entire pizza and the dishes were rinsed in the sink before confronting Sean about what I assumed was weighing on his mind.

    “So, are you still going to tell me you and Eric were just friends?” I asked, handing him a second beer. I’d switched to soda, on the off chance that he wanted to head back to the hotel. The only thing that’d make today worse was a DUI.

    “We were. We are,” he protested. His gaze bounced around the room, but never in my direction.

    “Bullshit. Trades are part of the game. We both know that, and yet Eric leaving managed to get into your head and throw off your game today. You can tell yourself whatever you want, but I know you better than that,” I reminded him. We’d lived together for the better part of a year, and not once was he able to pull the wool over my eyes.

    “Fine,” he grumbled, taking a long draw off his beer. I thought that was the closest I’d get to an admission from him as he rubbed the back of his neck. Then he crooked a finger against the side of his chin, twisting to the left, then the right, then the left again to crack his neck. As I watched him go through his nervous routine, I regretted pushing him when he obviously wasn’t ready. Something inside of him clicked and he started to talk again. “There may have been benefits included, but really, it wasn’t more than that. Neither of us are stupid enough to get involved with a teammate, so we settled for getting cozy in the closet when the urge struck. We figured it worked pretty damn well that the two gay guys wound up in the same room. What we did was no different from the shit the rest of the guys were doing, except we didn’t have to go out and find a new trick in each town.”

    “So you fucked and you were close enough that his leaving got to you, but you’re going to tell me you weren’t involved?” I shouldn’t push the issue, but I was pissed. I hated the fact that he was obviously in denial about what they meant to one another.

    “Yes, Mason, that’s exactly what I’m saying. Look, just because I don’t want a relationship doesn’t mean I don’t want to get laid every once in a while,” he argued. “And not wanting a commitment doesn’t mean I want a random stranger. Eric understood that and respected it. He’s in the same boat as me and we did what needed to be done.”

    “Then why the head trip? Ever since I’ve known you, you’ve sworn you’d never do anything that fucked with your game. What’s so special about him that he was worth it?” As I ranted, I thought I sounded like the scorned friend who’d never be what Sean needed. And how could I be when he had no clue that he was so much more than my just my best friend?

    Sean jumped off the couch and started pacing around the room, squeezing the back of his neck. “Because other than you, he’s the only person who’s come close to understanding how much baseball means to me,” he admitted. “I knew he wasn’t cut out for no-strings sex but he was willing to settle for that for me. He’s a good guy and yeah, I’m going to miss him. There, are you happy now?”

    About the Author

    Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

    When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

    Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

    Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.

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  • Beyond the Cut by Sarah Castille

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     My Review

     Dawn thought she finally got out of the MC life.  Her ex set her up and her twins were taken from her.  Now she is  being blackmailed by her ex sister-in-law to get more time with her daughters.  Now she works three jobs just to see her daughters as much as she can until she can get them back.  

    After a couple of hot nights with Dawn,  Cade cannot get Dawn out of his head.  When her ex puts her and her daughters life in danger, he has to protect her.  He never thought he would get an old lady, but with Dawn, anything is possible.  

    Cade is the badass with the heart of Gold for the right woman I love in books.  He will rip off  the arm of any man that looks at her wrong and shove it down that person’s throat.  How awsome is that!   

     

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    She’s Holding on Tight.

    As a teen, Dawn Delgado ran from a life on the streets straight into the arms of Jimmy “Mad Dog” Sanchez, a biker who promised to be her knight in shining armor. But his love was just another cage. Ten years later, Dawn is determined to start over again—and be the kind of woman, and mother, she was meant to be. Could it be that Cade “Ryder” O’Connor, a member of a rival club, is the answer to her prayers?

    Will He Give Her the Ride of Her Life?

    A loyal member of the Sinner’s Tribe, gritty outlaw Cade is another hard-living, hard-riding biker who’s willing to sacrifice everything that defines him—because that’s what losing the cut means. Dawn can’t deny the full-speed attraction that blazes between them, or the safety she feels in his leather-clad embrace. But will Cade’s love lead her down the road to her dreams? Or will she arrive at yet another dead end?

     
     
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    New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. 

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  • Zack: Cold Fury Hockey # 3 by Sawyer Bennett

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    My Review

    This is the third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series and it is as touching and entertaining as the other two. Zack lost the woman he loved. The only thing that saved him from succuming to his gult was his son. These days the only way to feel anything is when he is with his son, but it isn’t the same. Now, Zack needs to be a Single Dad, but being a professional hockey player, he will need help.

    Enter Kate. She had to make her way through school counting every penny as she went along. Now that she has graduated, she needs somewhere to live and to make money. Since her degree is child psychology and she took care of her three nephews from birth, being a live-in nanny is her best bet.

    Kate is brash and brutally honest. Love that! Since she is a psychologist, figuring out what Zack’s motivation is with his words and actions, she is perfect for him. Zack only needed to see her when she wasn’t hiding from the world to realize how special she is.

     

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    Synopsis

    New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives.
    Warning: The following contains spoilers from a cliffhanger in Garrett.

    Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.

    Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.

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    About the Author

    USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

    Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series. She will be releasing her third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, June 2015.

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  • Skilled by S. Reynolds

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    Chloe is a very strong woman, which I absolutely loved.  She knows what she is, and she wants justice for those wronged.   Damon is a cop, and you know how much I love cops!  One glimpse at Chloe and that was it.  He was hooked.  He had to have her and if it can only be on her terms, so be it!  They have a little issue of what she does for a living to get through, but love will overcome everything.

    Synopsis

    He’s Armed…She’s Dangerous
    Chloe Justice grew up on American soil and in Old World China. When she witnesses her best friend’s murder, her life takes a drastic turn. Chloe dedicates her life to tracking her friend’s killer, and honing her own skills.
     
    Detective Damon Delandre’ is having zero luck closing the homicide cases crossing his desk. When he unexpectedly stumbles upon the first and only piece of evidence in one of his cases, his ethics and heart are at odds.
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    About the Author
    Stephanie is a new indie author who loves to write. She lives in West Virginia with her 2 children and dog. Stephanie lives in West Virginia with her two children and dog. She has visited a few states and loves to travel, however she is more of a homebody and she loves to curl up with a good book and get lost in another world.
     
    She has a BS in Criminal Justice and has spent her years reading about and exploring the mind. Her long time goals are to be a Criminal Profiler and to write her stories. She is now completing one of those goals.
     
    She has her Special Operations Command Series, Book 1 & 2 out and 3 is on its way. Her novella, Skilled: Book 1 is now out and 2 is on its way. She will have many books available soon, including a fantasy series requested by her daughter.
    She loves feedback and to hear from fans so send her an email with your thoughts!
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