Catching Up…

Wish I could say I was completely caught up but who would I be kidding.  While I’ve been busy with life I’ve also been reading so I had a few reviews in que just never got them posted but my goal is to post as often as possible coming up I have the following reviews being posted hopefully by September 1….

Heart’s Choice by Celeste O Norfleet, Star of His Heart by Brenda Jackson, Promises to a Stallion by Deborah F Mellow, Promise to Paradise by Sandra Kitt, Hearts Rewind by Donna Hill, Temptation’s Song by Janice Sims, Never Cry Werewolf, Cursed to Death, Undead on Arrival , Bite the Bullet, Bad Blood by LA Banks (Yeah that’s basically the first five books in the series I am apt and waiting on the last one this Sept), Yes, I Do by Gwyn Forster, Promises to Keep by Linda Hudson Smith, Sinful Chocolate, Body Heat, Two Grooms & A Wedding by Adrianne Byrd, and Summer Heat by AC Arthur

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Published in: on August 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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When It Feels So Right

When It Feels So Right

Celeste O Norfleet

Rating 4

Past vs. Future

Celeste Norfleet writes a story about an exciting family who goes to the limits to protect each other. However, love will put everyone to the test.

Joanna Butler has been given the task of ghostwriting a memoir for a powerful family. A family that goes the limits to keep their past where it is buried in the family’s home but what no one has realized was love had brought this story out so when Jacob Buchanan decides to let the story be told the family thought it was another one of his not so sane moments. That is when they send in their PR media specialist none other than Andre Buchanan the family front man. Andre will stop at nothing to protect his family but when everything he dishes out backfires on him and he finds himself opening up but not before everything, he has set in motion before his discovery returns and finds him with a decision of love or family.

Celeste takes us on an adventure of Alaska introducing us to things that make the reader want to go visit for their selves to see if it is actually there. I would love to hear more about the Buchanan family.

Published in: on August 19, 2010 at 10:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Trail of Kisses

Trail of Kisses

Michelle Monkou

Rating 4

Kimani Romance

Falling in love again

Asia Crawford has lost her job due to the struggling economy. Her sorority sisters decide to cheer her up by sending her away for a few weeks of rest at a resort in the Colorado Rockies. Trace Gunthrey is a widower with a twelve year old who is having a hard time adjusting to life without her mother. Trace decides it is time for an intervention and sends his daughter to a behavioral boot camp for two weeks.

With karma in the air Trace, Hannah, and Asia find themselves with reservations for the same cabin.  With no way to fix the mix up, they are forced to stay in the cabin together. For Asia this trip was suppose to be to help her come up with a better game plan for her life. Finding love and a readymade family was not in the plans. Trace, a judge that often plays the role of guardian angel to many youths, cannot seem to get through to his own child.  When Trace finds himself falling in love with the woman that connects with his child, he will do everything to convince her to trust him.  When Asia learns to trust herself and go after what she wants she finds that happily ever after is for her.

Michelle Monkou writes the first story to The Ladies of Distinction series and does a fantastic job. This book was a great read because at the end of the day you realize that yes we put our lives into our jobs but what happens when everything on the home front falls apart and when the career falls apart we have to find our footing in life. Michelle writes a story that reminds people to live and love.

Through The Fire

Through The Fire

Donna Hill

Rating 4.5

To Live & To Love

Donna Hill writes a soul stirring love affair novel about two people who have loved and simply lost it all or so they thought.  The novel was a slow start but as it begin to pick up all the emotions truly came out and the characters are simply real and almost touchable.

Quentin Parker has lived the life and been in the limelight as well as been in the dumps but where meets Raw Lindsay he soon finds out that the act of feeling sorry for himself and not living was no longer a option.  Rae was his future and she was taking him with all the baggage, dents, and issues he had.  Raw Lindsay has made decisions that have cost her greatly but when she finds herself face to face with Quentin Parker and realizes she wants to live, again she will go the extent of facing her demons to regain her life.  With their headstrong and stubborn personalities the relationship is bound to have their bumps in the road but can the two get past their past to get to their future.

This is one of Donna Hill’s greatest pieces not only does she truly show emotion but she pushes the characters further in finding their selves and learning to trust again

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Rochelle Alers

Rating 4

Mystery Man Who Are You

Rochelle Alers writes an excellent story testing the trust of two people who have had relationship issues.

Charadra Eaton has found pleasure in teaching students throughout her travels but when she finally finds a craving to return home she realizes that during her travel she has not really found home. After living aboard for two years and living through her sexual frustrations through dreams that she writes down in vivid details. She finds that she has finally met her match with Preston Tucker when she mistakenly leaves her journal in a cab and Preston finds it. Preston Tucker is a famous playwright who has been known for his enticing plays but when he finds Charada’s journal and reads it in its entirety he decides that he must meet the woman behind the erotic dreams and writings. Preston is intrigued with CHarada Eaton when he meets her he realizes that not only is she a excellent write but she’ feisty and intelligent and he come sot realize he she compliments him perfectly. What neither Charada nor Preston realizes is they are soul mates and destiny ahs place them together but will trust allow them to build a true relationship.

Rochelle writes about an elegant family with the dream of happiness but when it comes to finding happiness the test of all has to come true.

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Swept Away

Swept Away

Rating 3.5

Gwynne Forster

Humanity

Although the book starts out slow it picks up and takes the reader on an interesting walk through a relationship that has a large dynamic created that will either break the relationship or enhance it.

Schyuler Henderson is an Advocate for Children in foster homes but he’s also an engineer who has a deep priority to those who can’t help their selves.  When he learns about the injury of a young girl who is in the career of an agency that has a lasting reputation he goes for the jugular never realizing that the ending results could be deferential to him later.  When Veronica learns of the chargers and find herself looking like the bad guy she is determine to clear her name and help keep the Agency reputation at its stellar level but afterwards it’s time for her to take some time for herself to figure out who she is but there are secrets that could injured both parties before there’s opportunity for repairs.

The story itself had a lot of secondary characters who had stories within their selves that made this story even realer for the reader not only did the characters remind you of people but they touch your hearts in ways that not many authors can pull together however Gwynne Forster pulls out the stops and writes a three dimensional story that is a heart touchier.

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Sultury Storms

Sultry Storms

Rating 4

The Good, the Bad, and the Oh-Oh

Destiny and Karma are the only things that could explain this couple. Mia & Stephen were made for each other or at least Stephen knew Mia was made for him. He was so sure of this that he was willing to be patient and wait for the right time. Stephen never thought Mia would risk her life to save what she consider so precious and what he already owned. His secrets could kill what could possibly be a passionate encounter.

Mia James never knew that feeling of guilt could drive you crazy. But she learned that lesson the hard way when her ex-fiancé jacked up her father’s estate. She is ready to kill him but first she must do everything in her power fix the damage before she loses everything. Driving into the middle of a hurricane is nothing compared to the guilt she feels and her need to fix the damage left behind by her ex. A hurricane feels like nothing until she meets Sheriff Stephens who knows who she is but does not let on until the time is right because of fear of losing the woman of his dreams.

Stephen knows that when Mia figures out his secret there will be hell to pay, possibly losing everything he has ever dreamed of. Stephen has done everything to keep the secrets he harbors from Mia but with her friends in Atlanta doing the research and with him falling deeper in love he never realizes that the information could later slap him in the face.

A storm brewing with a passionate interlude what more could you ask for. Sultry Storms reminds everyone that true love can bypass all else because soul mates will always win in the end.

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Sweet Deception

Sweet Deception

Rochelle Alers

Rating 4.5

Second Chances

Rochelle Alers returns with the second Eaton. Mr. Myles Eaton a law professor who lost his first love to deception but will do anything to regain what he lost for he never let go.

Zabrian Mixon was heads over heels in love with Myles Eaton but when her father’s life is put into her hands with a simple decision Zabrina finds herself giving up her future an sacrificing her life to allow her father to live but she knew Myles was dealt the worst of the hand. Zabrina lived a lie for more than a decade and after her father and husband died she was freed to live her life but life had away to reward her for her compassion. Myles Eaton had fallen head first in love with his sister’s best friend and when he finds himself engaged to her he considers himself lucky to have the woman of his dreams. With one phone call she shattered that dream but when he sees her after a decade he’s still hasn’t gotten over her so when he finds himself in her presence again he’s looking for answers. Those answers are only answers Zabrina can give him but as she starts providing the answers he seeks, he realizes why he loved her and has accepted the second chance. As the two attempts to put their lives back together, they learn that their love was sacrificed to save two lives.

Rochelle Aleres writes a story full of love, compassion, and forgiveness. The story reminds us that love can whether any storm.

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Spontaneous

Spontaneous

Brenda Jackson

Rating 5

Combustion

Brenda Jackson writes a red hot novel with blazing scenes of two people who deserve to be loved battling to ensure they never acquired heartbreak as their parents have endure by the one’s they loved.

Kimani Cannon is set on being a doctor but also she knows that she will never marry after enduring her mother being her father’s punching bag after becoming intoxicated.  However  her mother has continue to believe that Kim has the chance to find love when all Kimani can do is think of nothing what happen to her mother and wanting her mother happy.  When her mother calls her announcing her fifth marriage Kim is determine to ensure her mother’s happiness and safety.  Duan Jefferies has never realized that love would hit him especially after his mother walked out of his and his siblings’ lives without a backwards glance.  Duan is happy that his siblings have found love but when he finds himself face to face with Kimani he finds himself infuse with her not only her looks but also her feistiness and her outlook on life.  Duan never thought he would gain happiness but when he finds it, he knows he will not come between Kimani and her dreams but destiny has better ideas.  Duan has prepared to save himself from making a fool of himself while Kim has learned some valuable lessons as well as information that is vital to their relationship that will take them both on another level.

Brenda Jackson has done it again writing about a family with their own issues but still find time to help others as well as fall in love.  Mrs. Jackson wrote a complete story even tying in her secondary characters perfectly another job well done.

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Safe in His Embrace

Safe in His Embrace

Candice Poarch

Rating 4

Running from You

Candice Poarch writes a sensual story that teaches us how far someone goes to protect their heart and to protect their life but our hearts cannot be protected from true love.

Senetra Blain has been on the run from her ex-husband who has been able to avoid any type of punishments from the various abuses he has put her through. Force to go to a place where he would not think to look for her she is force to reconstruct her life to the point to where she does not even make contact with her mother directly. Senetra recreates whom she is to name herself Regina Novak but when she meets someone who is close to her home state she finds herself retreating but not before, she finds herself curious about him and with that little bit of curiosity he breaks through the wall she has put around her heart. He gets there slowly but surely and soon they are dating but not before he makes the mistake of blurting out her real name during a weekend getaway that sends her running for her life thinking that her ex-husband has found her. Alex Wilson sees Senetra and knows who she is but decides for whatever reason she is living in Alaska as Regina he would wait for her to feel close enough to him to provide the information. He has gradually fallen in love with her but a moment in bliss leads to him giving away what he knows and it puts her on the defensive leaving him with the time of his life on his hands getting her to believe him and trying to win her back. While Alex and Senetra are dealing with their problems and trying to reach beyond a point that can lead them to a happy life Senetra mother is trying to reach her without avail to get her information that can possible bring her back home. Not before, she opens up a lifeline that provides extra opportunity for Senetra to learn how to love again.

Candice Poarch writes an excellent story that teaches us that learning to love is something that is hard once it has been broken. I love how Candice bridges families together and bring them back to become one and how she takes us on a visual tour of Alaska.

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