Saturday, October 17, 2009

Child of My Heart by Merry Stahel

Title: Child of My Heart
Author: Merry Stahel
Publisher:White Rose Publishing
Published date: 2009
Genre/Theme: Contemporary romance
Length: 63 pages
Hannah didn’t expect to be raising her mother’s surrogate child. But Baby Seth’s parents also died, and he has no one else...Until Uncle Aaron shows up, demanding that Hannah give up her half-brother to his family, since genetically, Seth is their son.
Can the love of one tiny baby unite two families?

Review: Child of My Heart is a warm and enchanting story of a situation of unusual circumstances that leads to romance and a happy ending. The author brought in the emotions of the characters that struck me with reality.

rating: 4 flames
heat level: sweet
Reviewer: Jennifer R.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Stranger Behind the Kiss by Tess Thieler

Title: The Stranger Behind the Kiss
Author: Tess Thieler
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Published date: 2009
Genre/Theme: Crimson Rose Contemporary
Length: 17 pages

Alone and having just moved to a new small town, Arden Majors treats herself to a wonderfully romantic movie that leaves her primed to be kissed. Little did she know that the ruggedly handsome man racing down the dimly lit alley towards her would fulfill that need. By allowing this stranger to impulsively kiss her, Arden inadvertently rescues him from a dangerous position. The tables suddenly turned on Detective Jake Summers' surveillance job and now two drug dealers want him and the video that would put them behind bars. With fate forcing them to work together, can these two passionate strangers stay focused on the situation, and not on each other, long enough to ensure their safety…and their future?

I think it's every woman's fantasy to have a total stranger kiss the daylights out of her. Jake Summers does just that and knocks both he and Arden's socks off in the process. Instant desire flares between them. Throw in a few drug dealers,an explosion and an abduction, and they've bonded big-time. This was a fun read that packed a lot of story into a small space. I look forward to reading more from Tess Thieler!

Rating: 4 flames
Heat Level: sensual
Reviewer: Jillian

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wolfe, She Cried by Bliss Addison

Title: Wolfe, She Cried
Author: Bliss Addison
Publisher: Write Words, Inc.
Published Date: April 2007
ISBN: 9781594315213
Genre/Theme: Mystery/Crime/Susp/Thriller
Length: Novel

Blurb: The day Chief of Police Simon Wolfe anxiously awaited arrives---the only woman he has ever loved and fellow police officer, Evie Madison, returns home. When an island resident is heinously murdered Simon enlists Evie's help with the investigation.
What trace evidence is left behind is virtually useless, at least until they have a suspect. Soon after, two men are identically murdered on the mainland. As Simon and Evie become closer and the investigation progresses, he uncovers evidence that leads him to believe Evie is the killer. Will Simon have the courage to arrest her?
When first starting this book, it will blow you away. Once you get into the book, there are a few places where the plot slows down. Please keep with it. The way the plot gets twisted around will have you turning the pages as fast as you can. You will also be pondering exactly where the author is leading you. I was completely surprised by the ending in a good way.
The two main characters, Simon and Evie, will have you rooting for their relationship from the beginning. There happens to be quite a bit of dialogue throughout the book. Some of the banter between the characters will have you laughing in places. Each character have demons from their past they have to deal with. Evie has more than anyone should have to deal with.
This is definitely a book for a suspense junkie to read. Please pick this up, you will not be disappointed in the least.

Rating: 4 Flames
Heat Level: Sensual
Reviewer: Roberta

Her Maine Man by Sylvie Kaye

Title: Her Maine Man
Author: Sylvie Kaye
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press – Champagne Rose
Pub Date: 2008
ISBN: 1-60154-460-X
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 331 pages
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Review: Maddie wants a one-weekend affair with Jon, a sexy stranger visiting Maine. Jon couldn’t believe the deal when it was offered to him, but why pass it up? Maybe because Maddie’s family is full of scandal and everyone has their eyes on the lookout for a scandal. Things go great between the two until lies and deception play into the plan and once a year isn’t nearly enough.

Ms. Kaye creates a world I want to escape to. Her Maine Man was a book full heart felt romance, sensual kisses, lies and deception. Just these four points will capture your attention from the beginning and keep your interest until the last word and still leave you yearning for more. In my reading experience, authors either describe their characters until we are tired of them or leave us hanging for details. Maddie and Jon are implanted in my mind. I know every feature, every movement, and every detail. I know just enough about both characters to keep up with the story without wondering more about them.

There are several twits and turns in this novel that will have the reader’s mind reeling with information and clueless to what’s going to happen. You can guess, you may even think you know, but Ms. Kaye will send a delightful surprise your way.

I honestly believe Sylvie Kaye has taken a simple story plot and made it into a masterpiece. I will be on the lookout for more books by her!

Rating: 5 Flames
Heat: Spicy
Reviewer: Tonya Callihan