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ARC Review: Gemini Rising by Ranae Rose

geminiGemini Rising

Ranae Rose

Tempting Signs Series


May 19th 2015

Fated Desires Publishing


12 Authors. 12 Zodiac Signs. 1 Explosive Series. What seductive, contemporary romance will you find today? GEMINI.


Whoever said fighters can’t be lovers was never a fighter. Any fighter knows that to succeed, he has to be honest with himself – brutally honest. A real fighter knows his strengths, his weaknesses. And he fights and lives with them in mind, no holds barred.


Grant’s weakness is Daniel, an up-and-coming welterweight who once lived, breathed and trained with him before skipping town for the West Coast. Daniel’s weakness is Grant, a light heavyweight champion who disrupted Daniel’s life with an addictive intensity he’s never found in anyone else.
Lila is a woman who grew up cageside and inhabits the same world as Grant and Daniel, a rose among thorns. She’s completely unlike the women they’re used to. And when they’re honest with themselves, they know she’s what they need to be complete.


review4 Stars

Ranae Rose scorches readers with her installment in the Tempting Signs series, Gemini Rising.  A quick read that will cause the sweat to drip in and out of the ring. Daniel and Grant’s past love affair cause lingering feeling and a lot of tension in their present.  Lila’s attraction to and from both men has her head in a tail spin. Wishing for taboo fantasies to be real. Whether you prefer the term ménage or polyamory, this m/m/f story is hot. Raw passion and emotions make a sinfully good read. Not a conventional relationship.  Very heavy on the male/male. If that is your cup of tea, Gemini Rising is one for you.



ARC Review: Lust Actually by Heather Long


Lust Actually

Heather Long

Tempting Signs Series, Book 1 Aries

Fated Desires Publishing

Release March 26, 2015


12 Authors. 12 Zodiac Signs. 1 Explosive Series. What seductive, contemporary romance will you find today? ARIES.

Ethan Andrews makes his living reading people and tailoring his sales pitch to what they want. He lives his life on the road, traveling from city to city, hotel to hotel, and it all works for him until he meets Norah Silver—the woman he wants to come home to.

Norah Silver has a plan, one that requires focus and dedication. She’s working sixty to eighty hours a week between her two jobs—one for money and the other for her passion. She thrives on giving solid relationship advice that may be based in the stars, but also grounded in reality. The last thing she expected was to find a sizzling love connection of her own.

Sparks fly when these two stubborn Aries launch into an impulsive relationship. Telling themselves lust is actually enough turns out to be a lie, but can these rams bend enough to recognize it or will their off the charts chemistry explode before they really get started?





4.5  Stars


Chance encounters, spontaneous actions and rising passion!


For anyone who enjoys astrology, it’s always fun to see when two people of the same sign couple. Both are so alike but yet different. It could be an explosion, of both good and bad waitien. Heather longs novella Lust Actually begins the Tempting Signs with the Aries. The ram, spontaneous and optimistic people by nature also inpatient and egotistical.  They are kind of hardheaded but have the mind to get things done.


Ethan and Nora have it in every way possible. The chemistry is off the charts, their personalities complement each other, the passion and lust is instantaneous. They knew how to have fun without trying too hard to have fun. Ethan’s charisma and personality along with his mannerisms and charm had me wanting to be right next to him. Norah’s honest, fun and even though it pained her at times she has this go with the flow attitude that I had to admire.


Heather Long gave great characters a fun and sexy story spotlighting all the qualities of the Aries sign. A quick read that will have you laughing as the pages get steamy.

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



Early ARC Review: Finally Found You by Carrie Ann Ryan

Finally Found You

Carrie Ann Ryan

Tempting Signs Series, Book 4

June 23rd 2015 by Fated Desires Publishing, LLC

The moment Presley Mackenzie walks into her kitchen only to find her boyfriend in a sweaty encounter with another woman on her kitchen counter, she vows to give up men forever. Between her testosterone-heavy day job in the gaming world, her broken heart, and her need to grow into her own shoes, dating just isn’t important.

Mason Sutton not only just got dumped by the woman he thought he’d spend the rest of his life with, but now he finds himself healing beside the woman his brother cheated on. He’s spent his entire life living in his brother’s shadow only to find himself wanting the one woman he can’t have.

As Presley and Mason soothe each other’s hurts, they find themselves falling for each other even as they fight it. But as they learn to forgive and fall in love, their pasts come back to haunt them and the future they thought they could have starts to crumble before it can take hold.




4 Stars

Presley and Mason have both gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to love. Months since both of their respective break ups, Mason and Presley have become tighter than most friends. Spending most days of the week eating together and sharing time doing all the things a couple would do but they are NOT dating! Yea right!  The two are so compatible and perfect for each other.  Sad part is the just don’t want to see it, but being burned by love with do that to a person.

Once the hormones started flaring,it was no surprise that  Presley and Mason took your friendship to the friends with benefits level. Woo! Do we have some dirty talkers on our hands!!  As passion heats, the feeling that these two are trying to suppress become to hard to ignore. Add in life throwing a wrench into all that is comfortable in their world.  See how two people who say that don’t want to feel love, in all reality do.

A sweet love story between friend with a dirty twist.  Carrie Ann Ryan turns geeky escapades into steamy passion.


A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author/patient for an honest review.  Receiving a complimentary copy does not affect the outcome of any review.