TROUBLE HAS ARRIVED
Elisa Cardoso longs for passion in her life. Though she’d much rather spend her days photographing the stunning Wyoming landscape, food photography is a lucrative, if uninspiring, way to pay her bills. But when her next assignment brings her face to face with sexy restaurant owner Brody McDermott, Elisa can’t deny the delicious effect he has on her.
From the minute Brody sees Elisa, he’s dying to unleash her inner bad girl. He knows there’s more to the sophisticated photographer than meets the eye. Now getting the sexy shutterbug into his bed is on his menu, but when she starts making her way into his heart-big problem. Love has been tricky for Brody, and he’s not too eager to try his luck again. But when a golden opportunity means Elisa may be leaving Trouble for good, can Brody find the courage to grab on to love . . . before it slips away?
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Along Came Trouble is a sweet, easy read. I loved the characters of Brody and Elisa, they were very well-developed, along with the story line. The character of Brody had to learn how to love completely and to let go of the past. He married young, because his girlfriend was pregnant and he wanted to do the right thing. When things got bad in their marriage and they separated, he cheated on her. Now that he has fallen for Elisa he can’t bring himself to let go that he cheated on his first wife and caused his divorce, even though he was not really in love with her. Elisa is putting herself out there, but she doesn’t want to be hurt again. So she gets to South America to visit her brother and then to South Africa for a photo shoot. This is where Brody finally tracks her down and professes his love for her. I loved reading Along Came Trouble and I give it 5/5 stars.
For Nolwenn witch Talaith, a bad day begins with being dragged from bed by an angry mob intent on her crispy end and culminates in rescue by – wait for it – a silver maned dragon. Existence as a hated outcast is nothing new for a woman with such powerful secrets. The dragon, though? A tad unusual. This one has a human form to die for, and knows it.According to dragon law, Talaith is now his property, for pleasure…Or otherwise. But if Lord Arrogance thinks she’s the kind of damsel to acquiesce without a word, he’s in for a surprise…Is the woman never silent? Briec the Mighty knew the moment he laid eyes on Talaith that she would be his, but he’d counted on tongue-lashings of an altogether different sort. It’s embarrassing, really, that it isn’t this outspoken female’s magicks that have the realm’s greatest dragon in her thrall. No, Briec has been spellbound by something altogether different – and if he doesn’t tread carefully, what he doesn’t know about human women could well be the undoing of his entire race…
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About a Dragon is a book that will have you rolling on the floor laughing. It is very well written with a very well-developed story line and characters. The dialogue between Talaith and Briec is witty, sarcastic, and humorous. When Briec meets Talaith he rescues her from being burned at the stake for being a witch. When Talaith starts to give Briec a tongue lashing, and with her own form of sarcasm only makes Briec want her more. Where he only wanted to get rid of her, now he wants to keep her for a couple hundred years . Talaith doesn’t want to get close to anyone ,because of her own dark secrets. She had to give up her only child, and was banished from the Nolwenn witch’s. It still does not keep her from falling in love with Briec. Also, she ends up reunited with her daughter who decided she needed to find her mother. This story had me laughing out loud at times, and I had friends and family looking at me funny. I love reading G.A. Aiken, her books always puts a smile on my face. I give About A Dragon 5/5 stars.
VISIONS OF TERROR Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible. Jon Barnett knows that what’s happening is far worse. Sent by a group of paranormal investigators known as the Damask Circle, Jon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But fate gives him only one choice. Madeline Smith has retreated to an isolated farmhouse, afraid of the abilities she cannot control—abilities that have killed. But when a “ghost” brings a warning of danger and her nephew goes missing, Maddie not only has to leave her haven, she has to place her trust in a man who is neither ghost nor human. As the noose of sorcery tightens, the search for the teenagers becomes a race against time. But the greatest danger to Maddie and Jon could be the intense feelings they refuse to acknowledge but cannot ignore.
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This is the first time that I have read anything from this author, and I really enjoyed the book. I will buy the next book in this series when it is released. I like the story line and the character development, they were very well-developed. It was a fast read and I will buy more books from this author again. When Madeline goes looking for Jon, the man in her visions, and also looking for her missing nephew, she may have stumbled upon more than she wants to know. Someone is killing kids and stealing their youth. The more Jon and her investigate the more things start to happen, and her life is in danger. She will have to learn how to control her own magic in order to defeat those who are behind it all. She will also have to put her trust into Jon, a man she has just met, and someone she is slowly losing her heart to. This is such a great story and I love how the author has pulled everything together. I give Circle of Fire 5/5 stars and recommend it to everyone.
Some men just have more to offer. Like hard-muscled, shape-shifting Bo Novikov–part polar bear, part lion, pure alpha. . .Ten years after Blayne Thorpe first encountered Bo Novikov, she still can’t get the smooth-talking shifter out of her head. Now he’s shadowing her in New York–all seven-plus feet of him–determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights. Even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only neighbors are other bears almost as crazy as he is. . .Let sleeping dogs lie. Bo knows it’s good advice, but he can’t leave Blayne be. Blame it on her sweet sexiness–or his hunch that there’s more to this little wolfdog than meets the eye. Blayne has depths he hasn’t yet begun to fathom–much as he’d like to. She may insist Bo’s nothing but a pain in her delectable behind, but polar bears have patience in spades. Soon she’ll realize how good they can be together. And when she does, animal instinct tells him it’ll be worth the wait. . .
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I love these characters. Blayne Thorpe and Bo o Novikov are two opposites that you would think that would not get along, but they are perfect together. They help to balance each other out. Bo Novikov likes his world perfectly planned out to the last-minute, where as Blayne basically starts out planning her day but ends up flying by the seat of her pants. Her plans are always pushed back and she is always late. This drives Bo crazy. He hates to be late for anything, especially practice. Blayne is a plumber by day and at night she is in a shifter roller derby team. She is a very hyper wolf-dog hybrid and she is very scatterbrained . She is very loving and always helping someone even though they don’t thin they need it. Bo is a part polar bear and part lion, and they met years ago and she ran. This book has many laugh out loud moments that you want to make sure you don’t eat or drink anything while reading so you don’t choke while reading. I really like it when Blayne torments Dee Ann who has been hired to guard her, but Blayne is not supposed to know. Dee Ann thinks that Blayne is this empty-headed airhead, but in truth Blayne is smart just she is hyper active and basically has ADHD. She gets distracted easily. I recommend Beast Behaving Badly and I give it 5/ 5 stars
InThe Mane Event, Shelly Laurenston introduced a whole new breed of heroes—sexy, shape-shifting hunks who redefine the term Alpha male. Now, inTHE BEAST IN HIM, one gorgeous lone wolf is about to meet his match…Some things are so worth waiting for. Like the moment when Jessica Ward “accidentally” bumps into Bobby Ray Smith and shows him just how far she’s come since high school. Back then, Jess’s gangly limbs and bruised heart turned to jelly any time Smitty’s “all the better to ravish you with” body came near her. So, some things haven’t changed. Except now Jess is a success on her own terms. And she can enjoy a romp—or twenty—with a big, bad wolf and walk away. Easy.
The sexy, polished CEO who hires Smitty’s security firm might be a million miles from the lovable geek he knew, but her kiss, her touch, is every bit as hot as he imagined. Jess was never the kind to ask for help, and she doesn’t want it now, not even with someone targeting her Pack. But Smitty’s not going to turn tail and run. Not before proving that their sheet-scorching animal lust is only the start of something even wilder…
I loved The Beast In Him, it was well written with well-developed characters and story line. Anything Shelly Laurenston writes is a keeper. Smitty or Bobby Ray Smith and Jesse Ann have a past together. They have known each other while growing up. They were friends, and Smitty always came to her rescue when she was picked on and beat up. Now they meet again when Smitty’s company is doing the security for Jesse’s party which she is throwing for her company, in which she is CEO of a security system company. He wants to be friends again and she does not want have anything to do with him. Jesse has been in love with Smitty, but when he left town and did not even kiss her goodbye hurt her worse than anything could. Now he has to try to convince her that he wants her, and loves her. I loved all the chaos that Jesse Ann lives in, because she has no privacy or solitude to herself. There is always someone underfoot and it makes or some pretty humorous situations. There are parts where they are being attacked and there is some funny dialogue going on. Be warned when you read this you will laugh quite a bit, so keep any liquids away from any electronic devices in case you spill your drink while laughing. I give The Beast In Him 5/5 stars.