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Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day

5/5 Hockey Styxx

On the day of her wedding Lady Jessica Sheffield watches as the decedent and indecent Alistair plays with his latest paramour in the gazebo;  all the while keeping contact with her eyes, with her soul.  Running into her betrotheds arms, Jessica all but throws herself to him, begging to be taken even before the vows are read.  With her beloved Benedict gone a year now it is time for Jessica to take care of business, planning to head back to the island and the plantation her husband had left to her.  Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would meet up with Alistair again or the power he held over her after 7 long years.  The power to make her weep with need and desire like he had done so briefly without a touch under the waning moon so long ago.

Alistair Caulfield had never gotten over the one woman who had captivated his heart so long ago despite their very brief yet intimate interlude and the connection made despite never touching each other.  Now a successful merchant he had stayed away as much to be out of his father’s reach as to stay away from Lady Jessica.   When her brother in law asked his favor in keeping the widow safe on her journey he could neither say no nor submerge his desire to finally capture the woman of his dreams.  No other had captured his heart and no other could come closer than the Lady Jessica herself.

Taking a return trip back to the islands was not what he intended but it would give him the chance to see Jessica as she is now and attempt to win her over especially when he not only had purchased a berth on the ship she intended to sail on but owned that ship and others thanks to his determination to prove himself.  Jessica had never forgotten the passion that Alistair had stirred within her but the younger man had always been much too arrogant in his preening  for her to admit her notice even with her betrothal to a man who had captured her heart.  Tarley had once held her heart and admittedly a comfortable passion but it was nothing like the erotic intensity that Alistair ignited within her and a temptation that she could not deny.

Whew. This erotic historical delight was beyond what I was expecting when I opened the first pages.  I was absolutely enthralled in their arousing and exciting adventure that led them to opening up themselves to both passion and love like they had never found before.  A little danger, a lot of spice and a fantastically delicious helping of sexy sensual interludes combine to deliver one of the best historical reads I have read this year.  I loved their interactions, their emotional bond and their intimate explorations as they give in to a connection that they had let simmer for 7 years before consummating it this exceptional read.

BookDepostitory.com:

http://www.bookdepository.com/Seven-Years-Sin-Sylvia-Day/9780758290410

Amazon Print:

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Years-Sin-Sylvia-Day/dp/0758290411/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349403502&sr=1-1&keywords=seven+years+to+sin

Kindle Copy:

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Years-to-Sin-ebook/dp/B008TSNRKK/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1349403502&sr=1-1

Note: I received this copy for review from Net Galley.  This is my honest opinion of the book.

A Jaguar’s Kiss by Katie Reus

4/5 Hockey Styxx

Gabriela Segura needed some time away from her job after dealing with the loss of her team so accepting her mother’s invitation to return home for a visit was the perfect escape.  If only she could escape running into Owen Wright, her once best friend who had cut her to the bone and severed their growing bond before they could fully explore what they might have had.  Getting accosted and kidnapped by his brother was not what she expected when she stepped out of the restaurant though, and apparently neither did Owen when he found her bound in his office leaving her jaguar no other choice but to run from the wolf.

Alpha Owen Wright knew who was waiting in his office before his brother opened his mouth to tell him what stupid thing he had done in hopes of flushing out the jaguar who had been attacking humans from the community.  Gabriela was the one woman he let get away.  The one he had always wanted and the one he had no clue as to why she ran from him.  He had to catch her and let her know the reason why his idiot brother took her off the streets at gunpoint before she found herself in danger from the killer hiding amongst them.

Gabriela and Owen have a history that needs some details filled in but the one thing they both know, even if they only admit it to themselves, is that there is a connection between them that the miles and years apart from each other did nothing to diminish.  With the stunning revelation that they had more than the severed connection between them to keep them in each other’s lives they both realize that they need to face their past if they hope to have a chance of working together to find out who was truly behind the attacks.

Sexy, fast paced, exciting and dangerous!  This novella captivated me just as quickly as Ethan snagged   Gabriela off the street and drew me into their plight and the emotional connection of Owen and the woman he let get away so long ago.  The immediate flair of desire is evident as they briefly glimpse each other before Gabriela runs and Owen, for several reasons, follows hooking me into their story even more.  I am totally diving into more Katie Reus books as soon as possible!

 

I received this review copy from the author for an honest review.

4.5/5 Hockey Styxx

Watch Me by Lisa Renee Jones

Stepping Up Series

Meagan Tippan is more than just the producer of a reality dance show, America’s Stepping Up.  It’s her baby and the last chance to prove to everyone, including herself, that she has what it takes and is worth the risk.  One that proved even riskier since the series of mishaps began on set causing rumors to swell and consume the entire cast and crew as well as the media who had glammed on to the news.

Samuel Kellar, head of security, knew Meagan was the kind of woman who could hold her own in almost any situation but things were quickly getting out of hand with the “accidents” and it was his job to get involved and flush out who or what was behind them.  Even if it meant getting closer to Meg than he had expected.  Call it a bonus.

Meagan had a passion for dancing that an injury put on permanent hold but nothing compared to the one which forced Sam to resign from his Special Forces position.  She needed to focus on that passion and this project.  Not failing. And not getting involved with the sexy as sin head of security.  The studio was promoting the curse as a paranormal threat against the show but the danger is real and the danger of falling in love is even more so for Meagan when Sam steps in to flush out the real threat.  A threat to the show, to Meagan and to her very real connection to Sam’s heart.

Lisa Renee Jones is the Queen of taking every day “reality fiction” and creating captivating romantic escapes for her readers.  With her spin on “Storage Wars” as part of the base for If I Were You she created an erotic world of intrigue and emotional revelations for her characters.  In Watch Me, a spin off a reality dance show is the basis for a suspenseful romantic read that kept me entertained from cover to cover.  Sam and Meagan were both intriguing and sexy as hell as they finally give in to the instant chemistry that they had been denying for a while and let it lead them into both a relationship and a passionate love that they both shared.  I loved their banter and deliciously passionate and arousing path they take in finding out the truth about who is out to stop them from sharing a future together and making the show the success they both want it to be.

Harlequin Store Print:

http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=26641

Kindle copy:

http://www.amazon.com/Watch-Me-Harlequin-Blaze-ebook/dp/B0088NGZB4/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1349386802&sr=1-1

Amazon print copy:

http://www.amazon.com/Watch-Harlequin-Blaze-Renee-Jones/dp/0373797141/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349386802&sr=1-1&keywords=watch+me+lisa+renee+jones

Nook copy:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/watch-me-lisa-renee-jones/1109631992?ean=9780373797141

I received a kindle copy of this book for an honest review.