ARC Review: Rescuing Emily by Susan Stoker
Delta Force Heroes, Book 2
Renting out the apartment over his garage shouldn’t be a life-changing decision, but when Delta soldier Cormac “Fletch” Fletcher meets Emily Grant, he feels an instant connection. He can’t stand the thought of Emily and her young daughter living anywhere unsafe. Offering cheap rent is a small price to pay for their safety…and Fletch’s peace of mind.
Being a single mother is difficult at best, but renting the extremely affordable space from Fletch makes Emily’s life a lot easier…until it doesn’t. Suddenly all the money she’s saving thanks to Fletch’s generosity is going into the hands of a blackmailer. And what little food Emily can afford goes to her daughter Annie, so the girl doesn’t go to bed hungry…leaving Emily weaker and weaker.
When miscommunication has Emily assuming Fletch is in on the blackmail, he not only has to gain her trust, but also deal with a man holding a grudge against Fletch and his entire Delta Force team. A task made more difficult when the dangerous man gets his hands on Emily and Annie…
** Rescuing Emily is the 2nd book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Emily is single mom trying to provide the best she can feel her daughter. A strong and independent woman with cunning and smarts. When an opportunity for the betterment of life( living in a safer and more economical place), Emily’s world changes. Both good and bad. Even in the face of danger this woman holds her ground and uses her head.
Fletch is one of the sexy members of the Delta Force team. Hot, hot and more hot. A strong, hard alpha male that believes in honor, duty, loyalty and brother. He’s got a soft heart for a tough man. In a move of kindness and generosity, he falls for not just one, but two women who make a lasting impact.
Susan Stoker combines passion, chemistry and action giving the reader a super hot and edge of your seat story. Passion comes through the story is so many ways. Fletch and Emily are fabulous together. Add in the rest of the Delta and a funny child, layers the depth and feeling to this story. Ms. Stoker is a damn fine writer and with Rescuing Emily she more than shows up.
Release Day: The Santinis: Vol 2 by Melissa Schroeder
The Santinis: Vol 2
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Series: The Santinis, Bundle Two
Series Tagline: Born for Sin, but Made for Love.
Main Genre: Family Saga Military Romance
The volume includes books 6, 7, and 8 in the series and is on sale for .99 for a limited
time. Regular retail price: 5.99.
Order Links: http://bit.ly/Santini2order
A Santini In Love
Genre: Military Romance/Romantic Suspense
She was the last woman standing.
Madison Baker was born and bred to be a Marine. When a roadside bomb ends her
first deployment—not to mention her career—she is left to pick up the pieces of what is
left of her life. She’s returned to Oceanside to regroup and move on. It doesn’t mean
she’s ready for a relationship, even if a particular Santini has different plans.
Love happens when you least expect it.
When he first met Madison back at the Academy, Dante Santini is sure the woman was
put on the earth to irritate him. She’s prickly and mouthy. She always thinks she’s right.
Worse—she almost always is. She hasn’t really changed over the years. One
disagreement ends up with them lip locked and very nearly falling into bed, Dante
discovers he might need to rethink his first impression.
When Madison is convinced she witnesses a murder, the only person who believes her
is Dante. Together, they sift through the meager evidence, trying to unearth the secrets
someone is trying to hide. Neither one of them expecting it would draw them closer—or
that a killer is hell bent on making sure those secrets stay buried.
Read the First Chapter: http://bit.ly/Inloveexcerpt
Falling for a Santini
Genre: Military Romance/Romantic Suspense
A crush that turned into love.
Being the only girl in a family with five Santini brothers was never easy on Elena Santini.
She always tried to be faster and smarter to make sure they always took her seriously.
They were always trying to tell her what to do, and worse, who she could date. That’s
why falling for her oldest brother’s best friend wasn’t smart especially when he treats
her like a sister. That is, until she gets him alone in her apartment one night.
NCIS agent Jethro Thomas, known to everyone as JT, has always played it smart.
When his admiration turned to attraction a few years ago, he started avoiding Elena. A
guy wasn’t supposed to have those kinds of thoughts about his best friend’s little sister.
After returning from an undercover assignment, and about to go on another one, he
can’t seem to resist the temptation. One night with her and he knows he’s lost, but he
JT returns from the assignment with a few more scars, both physical and emotional–but
he survived for one reason. He’s ready to start a new life with Elena, but a dark cloud
hangs over the new love. When small incidents evolve into near death accidents, JT
realizes someone from his past is ready to destroy his happiness, even harm Elena to
READ THE FIRST CHAPTER: http://bit.ly/Fallingexcerpt
One Night with a Santini
Genre: Military Romance
He was searching for something that was missing from his life.
Brando Santini is headed to New Orleans to blow off some steam with a few of his
buddies. The respite from his life as a Marine doesn’t really seem to do the trick until he
runs into his college crush, Kaitlin Fitzpatrick. After a little dancing and a few drinks,
they end up in bed together and Brando knows she’s the one for him.
One night will never be enough.
Kaitlin never forgot Brando. She never would have thought the sexy nerd would have
remembered her. More than that, she definitely didn’t expect he would be interested in
seducing her. Their time in New Orleans is intense but much too short. The memories of
his lovemaking leave her counting the days until she sees him again.
A complication neither of them expected.
By the time Brando arrives in Maryland, Kaitlin suspects that their one night together
has left them with more than memories. When Brando insists on marriage, she refuses
on the grounds he doesn’t love her. But what Kaitlin doesn’t understand is that when a
Santini wants to prove his love, nothing will stand in his way—not her five brothers, his
own annoying family, or even the woman he adores.
Read the First Chapter: http://bit.ly/onenightexcerpt
From an early age, Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book. Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to sixty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, thirteen nominations for AAD Bookies, and made the USA Today bestseller list in 2013 with The Santinis. Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. After twenty years as an AF spouse, she and husband, a long with their brats, both human and canine, are now happy they get to pick where they live. She lives in the middle of wine and horse country in Virginia and shops for million dollar homes in Hawaii.
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ARC Review: Rescuing Rayne by Susan Stoker
Delta Force Heroes, Book 1
As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger…or a life-altering night in his bed. One evening is all the enigmatic man can give her, and Rayne greedily takes it, despite suspecting it will never be enough.
Heading home after another extreme mission, Keane “Ghost” Bryson hadn’t planned to seduce someone during his layover, but Rayne is too sweet to resist. Being a Delta Force member means lying to protect his identity, which is unfortunate, considering Rayne seems made for Ghost, right down to the tattoo on her back. For the first time in his life, regret fills him as he slips away the following morning.
Both are shocked when, months later, they meet again—under the worst possible circumstances. Seems fate has given them a second chance…if they can survive the terrorist situation they’re in. If Rayne can forgive Ghost his lies. And if Ghost can trust Rayne to be strong enough to endure the secrets and uncertainty that come with loving a Delta Force soldier.
** Rescuing Rayne is the 1st book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Ghost is one of those Alpha men you can’t help but to enjoy his presence , even if he’s stubborn and hard headed. The man is walking sex. He’s loyal, a leader and true brother. Humor and passion make Ghost a man to hold on tight to.
Rayne seems to always have some kind of excitement going on. Never a boring moment with her. She’s a strong, confident and witty woman. Her humor and awesome come back will leave a smile on your face while reading.
Susan Stoker once again captivates readers with damn fine writing, well developed characters, and a plot that keeps you going. Rescuing Rayne is a romance, laced edge of your seat read, that you don’t see coming. A excellent balance of suspense and passion. Ms. Stoker starts the Delta Force Heroes series with a bang.
A complementary copy of this title was provided by the author/publisher for an honest review. Receiving a complimentary copy does not affect the outcome of this were here.
ARC Review: Protecting the Future by Susan Stoker
Protecting the Future
SEAL of Protection Series, Book 8
An unforgiving desert, perilous mountain terrain, a rising body count and insurgents on the hunt…all of this and more stands between the SEALs completing their mission and returning home to their women, left to bravely deal with fears of their own stateside.
Sometimes a mission is more than one team can handle. With a little help from newfound friends, the SEALS won’t stop until they’ve won the day. Failure is not an option.
** Protecting the Future is the 8th and final book in the Seal of Protection Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Susan Stoker overwhelms readers in the best way with the conclusion to her Seal Of Protection Series, Protecting the Future.
This was a book you didn’t just read, you felt it. Passion, joy, worry, friendship, faith and hope grip your heart as you hold your breath with the turn of the page. As the Seal Team heads out for their lasted mission Ms. Stoker reminds readers of why all the men fight for what they do and women who stand beside them.
An overwhelming good book. Drama, passion and danger keep the story moving. While love, anticipation and family give the reader all things we love in a romance. Ms. Stoker’s intricately written words take the reader into the story. Making it more of an experience than a read.
A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
ARC Review: Too Hard To Handle by Julie Ann Walker
Julie Ann Walker
Black Knights INC. Series, Book 8
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker continues her red-hot Black Knights Inc. series in rough-and-tumble Peru
“The Man” is back
Dan “The Man” Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He’s hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan’s number one priority.
And this time she’s ready
A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she’s excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can’t forget. And a secret that’s going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.
Penni is one kickass woman. Smart, can take care of herself and will to do what it takes. The chemistry she felt with Dan has kept her wake more than a night or two. Flying around the world and standing side by side in gunfights show just how brave, loyal and a bit crazy this woman is.
Dan has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. A complex character who can break your heart one moment and have you in a puddle the next. Being widowed took Dan “The Man” on a downward spiral to the bottom of a bottle. Through the help of his brothers, friends and some chemistry on an explosive mission, The Man begins see life again. All Alpha and sexy to the bone, a second chance at love awaken Dan from the darkness.
Intricate weaving of danger, romance and suspense to a level that has the reader hanging on every word. My introduction to Ms. Walker’s Black Knights Series, Too Hard Too Handle left a very lasting impression. Yes, I know I started this series way in, however I was able to understand in this ongoing story around Dan and Penni. Emotional and sexual tension keep the reader’s heart racing as much as the action and danger on the pages. Julie Ann Walker drew me into her world of Badass secret agent bikers with one book! Now it’s time to go back to the beginning of the Black Knight series and get lost in this dangers world.
A review copy of this title was provided by Netgalley for an honest review.
ARC Review: A Santini Takes the Fall by Melissa Schroeder
Santini Series, Book 9
Release Date: July 14, 2015
A man avoiding his destiny.
Anthony Santini is happy with life. The former Marine is now working a dream job for NCIS in a dream location: Hawaii. He’s watched his cousins and now his siblings fall into the Santini Curse and that is not for him. Not yet. He’s happy to play the field and enjoy life. It still doesn’t stop his cousin’s wife from trying to fix him up.
A woman avoiding love.
Lalani Hawkins has had enough heartache to last a lifetime. The professional dancer isn’t looking for love and she definitely doesn’t need a man like Santini in her life. After the worst blind date in history, she thinks she’ll never see him again.
For two people who want to avoid each other, Lalani and Anthony can’t seem to achieve that. Each time they meet, Lalani falls a little more under the Santini spell, and for Anthony, he is drawn to the vivacious dancer. But when Anthony senses her hesitation to commit, he starts to formulate a plan. Because when a Santini man decides he’s found his mate, there is no stopping him.
Anthony is stubborn, somewhat pig headed and happy in his single life. He will tell you how it is without thinking twice about. Blunt is a light way of putting it. He is also a Santini. Good looking and being built is written into their military blood. As is a curse. Anthony swore that he wouldn’t fall into the Santini curse. Living the life with his dream job in paradise, Anthony finds the rock that makes him fall hard. Now the truly hard part is making her see what’s falling into their lives.
Lalani is beauty inside and out. Smart, caring and real. Being the daughter of a marine has make her a tough woman and past love has given her a guarded heart. Returning to Hawaii from the fast paced life of New York, for family and starting a dance school, Lalani life need a change for the good. Good changes become frustrating when an ex marine she wants nothing to do with gets under her skin.
Melissa Schroeder takes us to Hawaii for what is now my favorite Santini book. Anthony and Lalani make you laugh from the moment you meet them. Both wanting to stay as far from one another as they could, they couldn’t seem to stay away. No instance flames here. A steady building attraction that gives Anthony Santini the fall of his life. A Santini Takes the Fall is funny, sexy and passionate. Everything g I have come to love in a Melissa Schroeder book!
Review: One Night With A Santini by Melissa Schroeder
One Night With A Santini
The Santini Series, Book 8
Kindle Edition, 96 pages
Published February 24th 2015
He was searching for something that was missing from his life.
Brando Santini is headed to New Orleans to blow off some steam with a few of his buddies. The respite from his life as a Marine doesn’t really seem to do the trick until he runs into his college crush, Kaitlin Fitzpatrick. After a little dancing and a few drinks, they end up in bed together and Brando knows she’s the one for him.
One night will never be enough.
Kaitlin never forgot Brando. She never would have thought the sexy nerd would have remembered her. More than that, she definitely didn’t expect he would be interested in seducing her. Their time in New Orleans is intense but much too short. The memories of his lovemaking leave her counting the days until she sees him again.
A complication neither of them expected.
By the time Brando arrives in Maryland, Kaitlin suspects that their one night together has left them with more than memories. When Brando insists on marriage, she refuses on the grounds he doesn’t love her. But what Kaitlin doesn’t understand is that when a Santini wants to prove his love, nothing will stand in his way—not her five brothers, his own annoying family, or even the woman he adores.
I truly adore the Santini series. There is nothing like the moment when a Santini man stumbles over his self when he realizes she’s the one. Then watching (reading) what these tough, sexy military men will do to prove their love.
Brando and Kaitlin have harbored secret crushes on one another for years. A chance meeting, an amazing night of passion, a stubborn woman and the Santini curse. Leaving more than longing and memories. Giving this reader just what I love about a Santini book.
Brando and Kaitlin’s chemistry sets this novella on fire. Melissa has this amazing way of writing couples that are perfect for each other. Giving each distinctive personalities and charisma, that you can’t help but to like. Humor, meddling families, insatiable passion and romance make you fly through the pages. The Santini Family will suck you into their world!
Readers note: I got a very strong feeling while reading One Night With A Santini that Mel is hinting around at some thing. Maybe spin off to another series. Maybe a prelude to something. I could be wrong and just imagining it. However from what I read it feels like something good is coming.
A review copy was provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.