Sunday, July 27, 2014

Two Week Seduction by Kathy Lyons

What it’s about

She’s going to break all of his rules… 

Tech Sergeant John O’Donnell was never fond of his hometown. Too many reminders of poverty, his rocky family life, and the girl he was never allowed to have. Now he has exactly two weeks to sort out his mother's finances before he heads back overseas. Two weeks that he's determined to spend as far from his best friend’s little sister as possible. 

Alea Heling has a naughty streak a mile wide. Sweet and simple? Boring. She’s been craving a bad boy like John since their wild days together in high school, and this time, she’s not taking no for an answer. But with every panty-meltingly hot encounter, Alea forgets one hard, cold reality—this soldier won't let a fortnight turn into forever...and forever might be exactly what they both need.

Kathleen’s Review

Story Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4 Stars
Ending ~ 3.5 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

Two Week Seduction is about an attraction that has been on hold for 10 years. John took off for the Air Force along with Sam, his best friend, who also happens to be Alea’s older protective brother. Before John and Sam joined the Air Force, Sam noticed John’s and Alea’s attraction. He had warned John to stay away from Alea, who at that time was only 16 years old and much too young for any relationship. While John was in the Air Force, he never forgot Alea and would fantasize about her all the time. Alea also held onto to her feelings for John while he was away. She had many day dreams of hooking up with John and she could hardly wait until the day he would finally come home.

It’s been 10 years and John is coming home on leave for 2 weeks. Alea is helping John’s mother plan his welcome home surprise party. She wants to make sure that she is there for his arrival. John, on the other hand, just wants to stay away from Alea because he feels he is not good enough for her. Well, Alea pulls out all the stops. She knows that John is attracted to her. She’s not going to stop until she’s had John hard and fast, wearing nothing but his boots.

I absolutely LOVED both Alea and John. They were perfect for each other and Alea knew it way back when she was just a teenager. John, on the other hand, had always thought that she was too good for the likes of him. She came from money after all, while his family just barely scraped by. It was wonderful experiencing the chemistry between these two. I also enjoyed reading how much John struggled with his true feelings for Alea. Another plus for this read was that there was plenty of humor added. The banter between them throughout was hysterical to read, I loved every moment.

The heat level was VERY high. OH YEAH! Alea did get to have John hard and fast with him wearing only his boots. As a matter of fact, she had him in all sorts of positions as this story continued. These scenes SCORCHED the pages and had me just as turned on as they were while reading them.

The one thing that bugged me a bit was the ending. I felt it should have continued on just a bit longer and once again, no epilogue! I have to add there is no need to fear, Two Week Seduction does end on a happy note, I just wanted more.

Overall, this was a fun sizzling read with great characters and a really good story line to boot. I most DEFINITELY plan on reading more of Kathy Lyon’s books in the future.

*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

No Limits (Ultimate #1) by Lori Foster

What it’s about

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster…

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it.

Release date: August 26th

Dorsey’s Review

4.5 Stars!!

I loved, loved, loved Cannon "Saint" Colter! He’s everything we come to expect from a Lori Foster hero; alpha protective, loyal, and definitely sexy!!! Yvette is the girl who always loved Cannon, but ran away from him, her hometown, and the horrific memories that continue to plague her.

We first met Cannon in Getting Rowdy, and get to know both him and Yvette in Dash of Peril (LF reveals their back story in No Limits, so if you haven't read either of those you won't feel lost). Cannon is an MMA fighter and he returns home to find that Yvette is back in town due to her beloved grandfather’s death. Cannon is shocked to learn that he is named in her grandfather's will.

Cannon decides to use her grandfather's last wishes to his advantage and does what he can to convince Yvette that Ohio is where she needs to be. For Yvette returning home and seeing Cannon not only brings back horrific memories, but also reminds her how much she loves being with him and how much she actually misses her hometown.

“Don’t run from me,” he said low, his mouth touching her ear. “Swear to God, Yvette, it only makes me want to chase you.”

Yvette is stalked by an ex and there is a side story with someone who is constantly after Cannon. While they deal with these pesky problems Cannon tries to tie Yvette to him. Yvette has sexual hang ups because of the past, and when she confides her sexual issues to Cannon in an attempt to drive him away, he decides to help her with her problem.....I've got to say I love Cannon's methods!!! I'd let him heal me!!

“Stay with me, honey.” And then, “You’ll like this.” With building anticipation Yvette
Watched him bend down until his dark head was between her thighs, his breath hot,
His mouth hotter”.

So why 4.5 Stars instead of 5? The stalker ex storyline was great, and fit in with Yvette’s current emotions, and the need to maybe move back home. But, the conclusion to Cannon's storyline was sort of anti-climatic and seemed more like “filler” to me.

In closing, it was fantastic to catch up with the Love Undercover series characters (Rowdy & them!!!) and meeting fighters Armie, Denver, Stack, and Miles. I am soooo looking forward to Armie and Denver's books...which LF sort of sets up in No Limits.

*A copy of the book was provided by Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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