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ARC Review: Tangled Passions by Melissa Schroeder

 

Tangled Passions

Melissa Schroeder

Task Force Hawaii, Book 4

Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published March 3rd 2017 by Harmless Publishing
Facing an obsessive killer proves to be easier than falling in love.

Task Force Hawaii, Book 4

The last person Drew Franklin wants to work with is Cat Kalakau. Their history makes it difficult being in the same room, let alone being joined at the hip during a case. Months ago, they’d shared a night filled with romance and a bit more, but that ended after he was shot. Since then, even their friendship seems to have fallen apart. But he will do his job, even if spending more time with her is killing him.

Working with Drew every day reminds Cat she’s to blame for his injury. It doesn’t matter that she wants him more than her next breath, or that every time he looks at her she melts into a puddle of lust. She needs to resist her own desires to protect him as they hunt a serial killer targeting wealthy men signed up for dating services.

Soon though, their time together proves to be too much. One fight leads to a kiss, which leads to so much more. Neither of them is prepared for the overwhelming need they have for each other or the connection they seem to have. But when Cat realizes Drew is the object of the killer’s obsession, she will do anything to protect him even if it means sacrificing her life for his

 

 

 

 

4 Stars

 

Tangled Passions, the fourth book of Melissa Schroeder’s Task Force Hawaii series, is a humorous, sexy and emotional read that has you guessing until the end.

 

Cat and Drew’s story was highly anticipated for me. These two have been playing at a game of sexual tension for many books now. Cat is a strong woman with an even bigger personality. Drew is one of those rare, hard to find, good men. The chemistry these two create is more than intense. Denying their feelings has only made it worse. Seeing them finally give in to the attraction and feelings, wanting something more than a night or two, was magical.  Cat and Drew are intense, in every way. Their personalities are big, they’re passionate scorching. They truly to make the perfect couple.

 

Melissa Schroeder takes the reader to paradise once again while keeping them guessing with the turn of every page.  Perfectly blending romance and suspense, in a setting that is absolute breathtaking, while keeping the reader on their toes with the plot that’s turning. Tangled Passions is well worth spending a few hours in Hawaii.  Suspense done right and steamy hot passion, 5 Stars!!!!

 

A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Contant Craving by Melissa Schroeder

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Melissa Schroeder

Task Force: Hawaii, Book 3

Harmless Publishing

May 31, 2016

 

She might trust him with her life but she’s not too sure she can trust him with her heart.

Charity Edwards has never been a woman who liked to compromise–not at work and definitely not in her personal life. So, when TJ Callahan appears on the scene as their FBI liaison, she decides to take a chance on the slow talking Texan.

TJ doesn’t like undercover work, but thanks to an old case, he has been tasked to do just that. He uses his position to infiltrate TFH to investigate Charity, a woman well-known for her hacking skills. His almost instant attraction he has to Charity makes it impossible not to blur the lines and he soon finds himself falling for the impossible woman.

When his assignment is revealed, Charity wants nothing to do with him, but she has no choice. Thanks to TJ’s investigation, Charity’s life is in jeopardy and he will do anything to protect her–even if it means sacrificing himself.

 

 

 

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5 Stars

 

Melissa Schroeder nails romantic suspense.

Charity is a live in the moment, intelligent and caring woman. Fun and straightforward. A geek through and through.  She’s a fun spitfire, that you want on your side.  TJ was born into geekdom, making him destined for the life.   He’s kind of quiet, laid back and good at what he does.  He’s caring and kind with just enough alpha to make you more than want him.
A suspense plot that keeps your brain moving with chemistry and personality that keeps you moving through the pages. Constant Craving shines with what Melissa does best.  Characters with depth and quirks that make the read fun along with the suspense. Steamy passion and amazing chemistry that make the pages sizzle. Constant Craving is everything that I love about Melissa’s work. She draws you in, keeps you there, and makes you want more. Along with trying to figure out a way to life the good life in Hawaii.

Constant Craving like the other books in the Task Force Hawaii series is my new favorite of Melissa’s work.

An advanced reader’s copy was provided for an honest review.

 

 

deana

ARC Review: Bound For You by Jayne Rylon

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Bound For You

Jayne Rylon

Men in Blue Series, Book 6

 

Ben has lived through hell. He only survived captivity and torture by the brutes who’d been attempting to develop Sex Offender, a potent aphrodisiac used as a date rape drug, because of the guy he met—and fell in lust with—in the drug lord’s dungeons.

Ryan became Ben’s roommate after they escaped. His nearness is constantly tempting Ben to force Ryan to submit to his dark desires. Disgusted by how similar that makes him to their captors, he’s managed to hold off so far. How long can he keep his cravings for Ryan’s sexy body at bay?

On top of that, they both seem to be falling for the same woman. If Ben has reservations about unleashing his sexual appetites on Ryan then that goes double for Shari, who is entirely too sweet and inexperienced for either of them. Or so Ben thinks.

When Shari teams up with Ryan to change Ben’s mind, it seems like Ben might consider turning their three-way fling into something serious. Until a threat to Ben’s niece reminds them that it’s not always possible to keep those you love safe. After losing his sister in the Sex Offender scandal, Ben might never be ready to take that risk again.

None of them could have realized they were bound for something greater than a traditional partner in life, but Shari and Ryan are sure the three of them will benefit from the love of not one, but two, strong, giving soul mates who can help them leave the darkness of their past behind.

Will they be able to convince Ben that living fully is better than living cautiously?

 

 

 

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4.5 Stars

 

Ben is a dominate alpha to the core. Stubborn, hard headed and extremely protective. Ryan is sweet and a more than willing to give submissive. A strong personality, that allows him to share his mental and physical strength with others. Shari’s presence invokes balance. She’s a take no crap kind of woman, and will do anything in her power to help.  The trio share of a past tragedy that has bonded them tighter than friends. An experience that has left scars, emotional turmoil, questioning of friendships and lustful desires.

 

Family is not always about who you’re born to, it’s about the people in your life that love you unconditionally no matter what. The Men in Blue through tragedy, triumph, pleasure and pain have come together to make a family stronger than blood can bond. Jayne Rylon flawlessly continues the bonds of friendship and love with Bound to You.  Emotionally deep characters, a twisty plot, pure erotic passion and healing hearts.  Jayne Rylon gives readers a full array of emotions in Bound to You.  A sexy and raw read that will have you panting.

 
A complementary copy of this title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

deana

Audio Review: Night Is Darkest by Jayne Rylon

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Night is Darkest

Jayne Rylon

Men in Blue Series, Book 1

Audible Audio, Unabridged

Published June 23rd 2014 by Audible

 

 

 

Lacey Daughtry’s perfect weekend is interrupted by tragic news of her brother’s murder in the line of duty. Plagued by a rash of mysterious phone calls, she turns to her brother’s best friends and fellow officers for protection…and comfort.

Spending time in close contact with Mason and Tyler, the two men she’s dreamed of since her first girlhood crush, seems like the answer to a prayer. Especially when they begin to explore the desire she’s harbored for so long.

But the partners are holding out on Lacey. Determined to suppress the most extreme facets of their lust, they agree to settle for sharing the woman they crave while concealing their desire for each other. Until Lacey cracks their resolve, unleashing a torrent of emotions that threatens to distract them when they can least afford it.

Their blossoming relationship is complicated by secrets. And the only way to evade the killer threatening their lives is to bare their souls in the darkest hours of the night. Or everything will come crashing down, just before the dawn.

Warning: After reading this book you’ll never look at a pair of hot cops, a cemetery or a can of Spaghetti-O’s the same way again.

 

 

 

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4 Stars

In the darkness of tragedy three people, bound together by years of friendship stop skating around their feelings and start living their most erotic fantasies.

 

Mason is dominant to the core.  Tyler is an alpha with a submissive side and warm hearted nature. Lacey is young but not naïve with a passion that’s waiting to be tapped. These three have bonds that go deeper than friendship. In the wake of losing a brother and best friend the feeling that have been pushed away for years surface with a renewed blaze.

 

As each one struggles with their own personal issues surrounding an untimely death, the bigger struggle is accepting the reality that what they feel is not unconventional. Jayne Rylon gives readers one hell of a smoking hot story. Highly erotic with a dash of suspense and a lot of unexpected emotional turmoil.  Mason struggle was not what I expect at the beginning of the book.  He was a much deeper character than I gave him credit for.  His story changed changed the book in a very good way for me.

 

Gregory Salinas smooth and seductive voice perfectly delivers all the emotion, passion, fear and hope that Mason, Tyler and Lacey experience through their journey.  Reading Night is Darkest was hot, listening to Gregory read it takes the erotic level of the book three levels higher.
An audio copy of this book was provided for an honest review.

 

 

deana

 

 

 

ARC Review: Dark Blue by Ranae Rose

View of a eerie Tavira street in the night located in the Algarve, Portugal.

View of a eerie Tavira street in the night located in the Algarve, Portugal.

Dark Blue

Ranae Rose

South Island PD Series, Book 1

ebook
Published October 12th 2015

If Belle is going to get a speeding ticket, it might as well be written by the hottest cop South Island has ever seen. But Officer Jackson Calder isn’t just a daydream in blue, he’s the first man she ever slept with, and the only one she doesn’t regret.

One routine traffic stop, and Jackson’s past is back to haunt him in the most bittersweet way imaginable. Too good for him and too good to forget, Belle became a fantasy after she left the island. Now that she’s home for good in the Lowcountry, she’s a living, breathing temptation he can’t resist.

He was her first, but that was just the beginning. It’s being the last that counts.

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 4 Stars

Belle is a sweet, fun woman. Easygoing, likable and relatable. Healing from a disastrous relationship, has Belle slowing down only where is comes to men.  I loved that she want to slow things down. Become something with someone. Good morals and a giving heart. A true sweetheart.
Jackson is what I picture as a my perfect southern gentleman. He’s charming and sweet, built and good looking. An  Alpha male with just the right about of dominant and compassion to make you swoon. Jackson is a romantic, who was not afraid to show it. One of the thing I liked the most about him.
Ranae Rose’s introduction to her South Island PD series Deep Blue, heats the pages with life like passion and Southern charm.  A bit of drama and a dose of suspense, Belle and Jackson give a respectful look at what it’s like caring for someone who put the life on the line daily. Building passion, life altering events and true love make Dark Blue what I call a true romantics read.

deana

Ranae Rose’s South Island PD~DARK BLUE~Series Release Blitz/Giveaway

South Island PD Series Release Week Blitz

DARK BLUE

 

 If Belle is going to get a speeding ticket, it might as well be written by the hottest cop South Island has ever seen. But Officer Jackson Calder isn’t just a daydream in blue, he’s the first man she ever slept with, and the only one she doesn’t regret.

One routine traffic stop, and Jackson’s past is back to haunt him in the most bittersweet way imaginable. Too good for him and too good to forget, Belle became a fantasy after she left the island. Now that she’s home for good in the Lowcountry, she’s a living, breathing temptation he can’t resist.

He was her first, but that was just the beginning. It’s being the last that counts.

Book 1 in the South Island PD Series.

Available at:

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0158VRCLK

iBOOKS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dark-blue/id1014297533?mt=11

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-blue-ranae-rose/1122228004?ean=2940152000825

KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/dark-blue-5


ABOUT RANAE: I write what I know and love: adult romance with blue-collar heroes and real-life flavor. Tattoos, handcuffs and men in uniform are a few of my favorite things, and it shows in my thirty+ published books.

 

I live in the South with my man in uniform, who I married for the entertainment value. Just kidding – it was the handcuffs true love. So far, our happily ever after includes a couple kids, German Shepherd dogs and a mutual appreciation of timely ‘that’s what she said’ jokes.

 

When I’m not writing, I love reading, good coffee, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and whatever outdoor adventures I can find.

 

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