Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Venice Black (Alex Polonia Thriller #1)Venice Black by Gregory C. Randall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Venice Black is a good start to the new Alex Polonia Thriller series. I received an early copy via NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Alex has dreamed of going to Venice all of her life and finally gets a chance to visit during Carnivale. Marika has visited Venice before but her current visit is not just a vacation. She is there to try to unmask a war criminal publicly to the world during a public event and wants the U.S. to back her and those she wants to unmask are hot on her trail. Alex has not come from the U.S. quite on her own either and given they are mirror images of each other there are competing threats to both Marika and Alex.

Venice Black started out pretty heavy and the thrill of their always being some form of action works really well. One of the things I thought worked really well was giving the history of the Croatian area and the war as well as some of the items we all saw in news coverage about the war as it was happening. The reader also gets introduced to the beauty of that region as well as that of Venice. I recognized all of the spots in Venice and could picture them in my mind which made the story more interesting. I was fascinated by Alex and Marika being mirror images and wished that had been fleshed out a bit more. Although the ending was exciting, I was not totally happy with how things ended for some of the characters, especially if their story ends in this book. But, Alex was drawn detailed enough to get a good feel for her and her portion of the story ends in a manner that let's the reader know that more is to come. I will definitely be sticking with this series.
Off LimitsOff Limits by Clare Connelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jack Grant and Gemma have worked together for two years. They travel together, work together and spend the majority of their time together. After two years Jack is finally going to make his move. I received a copy via Barclay Publicity and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Off Limits is one of the books in Harlequin's Dare line. If I did not understand how the line differs from their other lines the "romantic" scenes in the book are quite explicit. For readers that want to get the down and dirty of the romances between the hero and heroine, this is your Harlequin line!

Jack is a billionaire who lost his wife more than two years ago. Since that time he has been a one or two-night stand as he fights the memories of losing his wife. He has been fighting his attraction to Gemma and he suspects she is also attracted to him and he goes out of his way to test her resolve. Gemma is cool and very professional. Jack cannot help but see just how far he can push her despite the fact that she is his internal counsel or, as he likes to put it his "assistant". Jack doesn't want a relationship as he is still mourning his wife and Gemma has never seen herself being married or having children though she does envy her grandmother and grandfather's love story. She just does not see how it will ever happen to her. As Jack's employee she is off-limits and Gemma is well aware of Jack's current sex life and does not want to be another one of his one-night stands. The contention between Jack and Gemma is at a point where they have to decide if they are now willing to do something about it or still consider each other Off Limits.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Beat the post-Valentine’s Day blues and the cold February nights with Jennifer Gracen’s latest The Harrison’s novel, IT MIGHT BE YOU!


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Title: It Might Be You
Author: Jennifer Gracen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Publisher: Kensington Publishing/Penguin Random House
Series: The Harrisons
Format: Print & Digital

 

Synopsis:


When Officer Nick Martell learns that a sick child needs his help, he flies to the young Harrison boy’s side. But once in the heart of the wealthy Harrison family, Nick faces a shocking truth—he is none other than a Harrison son himself, born of a secret affair. Though the blue-collar bachelor struggles to accept the elite clan as his own, compassion for the vulnerable boy compels him to stay. That, and the deep spark of connection he feels for the child’s beautiful nurse . . .

Amanda Kozlov never felt such a strong and sudden passion for a man before. But falling for Nick is not an option—the life the rugged cop leads is too dangerous, the wounds he carries from his explosive family history too fresh. Yet watching Nick bond with the young boy in her care, experiencing tenderness in his arms, Amanda longs to take a chance on the one man who could save the Harrison heir—the only man with the power to shatter her heart. And as drama swirls around them, only time will tell if they’re brave enough to give their love the future it deserves .


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About Jennifer Gracen:

Jennifer Gracen hails from Long Island, New York, where she lives with her two sons. After spending her youth writing in private and singing in public, she now only sings in her car and is immersed in her passion for writing. She loves to write contemporary romance for readers who look for authentic characters and satisfying endings. When she isn’t with her kids, doing freelance proofreading, or chatting on Twitter and Facebook, Jennifer writes. She’s already hard at work on her next book.

Connect with Jennifer at: Website | Facebook | Twitter| Goodreads | Google+
Instagram: @jennifergracenauthor

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“Let’s have one really good night together. Just be together, and let go of it all... forget everything. Yes?” –IT MIGHT BE YOU by @jennifergracen @kensingtonbooks @Barclay_PR

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“She felt exposed. And crazy turned on, and a little mad, and confused. But she couldn’t break away. He’d put her under a spell. Hypnotized her with raw sex appeal.

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2/26/18
RoloPoloBookBlog
2/26
What Is That Book About
2/26
OMGreads*
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2/26
LadyTechie's Book Musings*
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2/26
Cat's Guilty Pleasure*
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2/26
Books to get lost in*
2/27
Book Magic - Under a spell with every page
2/27
Margay Leah Justice
2/27
We All Make Mistakes in Books*
2/27
Yearwood La Novela*
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2/27
Teatime and Books*
2/27
Lilly's Book World*
2/28/18
Elaine Brent
2/28/18
It's All About the Romance
2/28/18
The Voluptuous Book Diva*
2/28/18
More Books Than Livros*
2/28/18
Victoria's Thoughts and Reviews*
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2/28/18
Crazy Beautiful Reads*
3/1
A Soccer Mom's Book Blog
3/1
Lisa Loves Books*
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3/1
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
3/1
A small girl, her man and her books*
3/1
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3/1
The Reading Diaries *
3/2/18
Nicole's Book Musings
3/2
Crazy Beautiful Reads
3/2
I Love Romance *
lovestruck677.blogspot.com
3/2
Lisa Book Blog @ LEL*
3/2
A Chick Who Reads*
3/2
*Deborah Favorite Book Reviews, Spotlight and More
3/5/18
Romancing the Readers
3/5
Evermore Books*
3/5/18
nikkis book nook*
3/5/18
Those Crazy Book Chicks*
3/5/18
Lisa's World of Books*
3/5/18
Sweet Red Reads*
3/6/18
Sea's Nod
3/6/18
Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance
3/6/18
Reese's Review*
3/6/18
Jenerated Reviews*
3/6/18
wickedcoolflight*
3/6/18
*Sascha Darlington's Microcosm Explored
3/7/18
Smitten with Reading
3/7/18
Cathy's World
3/7/18
Romance Reviews Today Blog*
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3/7/18
TBR Book Blog*
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3/7/18
Fiction Fare*
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3/7/18
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3/8/18
Bibliophile Ramblings
3/8/18
The Power of Three Readers
3/8/18
Buried Under Romance
3/8/18
Luv'N Lambert Life*
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3/9/18
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3/9
SiK Reviews
3/9/18
MI Bookshelf
3/9/18
Once Upon a Book Blog*
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3/9/18
AlwaysReiding*
alwaysreiding.com
3/9/18
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