What I’m reading ~ Kaleidoscope ~ Kristen Ashley

This is the sixth book in the Colorado Mountain series.

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Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at “hello.” His relationship with Emme’s best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that’s ever happened to her?
It isn’t easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she’s a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme’s always been the one; she excites Deck’s body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme’s past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she’ll let him . . .

 

What did I think:

I’ve waited for this book for a long time. It was good, not what I expected but really good. I enjoyed it.

My rating, 4 howls


What I’m reading ~ Rule Breaker ~ Lora Leigh

Rule Breaker is book #29 in the Breed Series.

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Lion Breed and enforcer Rule Breaker has just a few rules he doesn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone—like never have sex with a woman outside his own breed, especially a human woman. Especially someone too helpless, too fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone help him to protect her.
If the damned animal inside him insists on a mate, then why pick her? A woman who is an easy target and who can be used as a weapon against him at any time.
But what he suspects is mating heat may not be that at all. Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he’s away from her.
Okay, he can handle that.
What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat and will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the Breeds—for she’s possibly been working against them…

 

What did I think:

Lora Leigh is one of the few authors that I will stop whatever I’m doing to read a new release. This one was well worth it. I settled in with the book and I had a hard time putting it down until I’d finished it. After waiting so long to find out Rule’s story, it was well worth the wait. I loved the book. I highly recommend  it to anyone who likes a good steamy romance.

 

My rating: five howls.


What I’m reading ~ Tiger Magic ~ Jennifer Ashley

Unlike most shifters, Tiger was created in lab. No one is sure who did it, or why, but his life, until his recent release, was not good. Now the people in Shiftertown are trying to protect him and teach him to live among them. He knew he was different, that he didn’t belong, but he didn’t know where he should be. Until he met Carly. From the moment he caught her scent he knew she was his mate. It was a struggle to keep from hauling her off and hiding her away. Could he manage it?

 

What did I think? ~ 

I’ve been reading this series for some time, I love it, this one is no exception, it’s a great next installment to the series.

 

5 howls.


What I’m Reading ~ Edge of Courage ~ Elaine Levine

This is the first book in the Red Team series.

After more than seven years on an undercover assignment in Afghanistan, Rocco is out of the military now, but he’s haunted by things he can barely remember. He doesn’t sleep because the nightmares will come, but they don’t always stay away when he’s awake either. When his friend and buddy, Kit, asks him to back to their hometown, Wolf Creek Bend, Colorado, to check into some trouble his sister is having, he doesn’t want to go, but he owes his buddy.

Mandy wasn’t thrilled that her brother sent someone to check up on her, but she soon realized that he needed to be there as much as she needed the help. She knows that with patience and persistence, she can help him to deal with the past that haunts him, but will he let her? When her brother’s troubles make her a part of them, she’s more thankful to have him there to help her, but is that all there is to it?

 

What did I think? I loved it. It showed more of the darker side of what some of our returning soldiers are dealing with and what it takes to help them back. At the same time there was an intriguing mystery and a good romance. I can’t wait to pick up the next one in the series.

 

4 howls.


What I’m reading ~ Rock Chick ~ Kristen Ashley

This is the first book in the Rock Chick series.

Indy Savage is a cop’s daughter and bookstore owner, she’s been in love with Lee Nightingale, and trying to catch his attention, since she was five. That was until ten years ago, when he told her that she was like his little sister, there was no chance anything was going to happen between them. She’s tried to get on with her life, but there one problem. No one else is Lee.

Now, she has trouble, one of her employees has lost a bag of diamonds and the people who it belongs to want it back. Badly enough that they started shooting at Indy and her employee. Lee’s willing to help, but he has a price. Can Indy bring herself to open up enough to let him in again?

 

What did I think?

I loved it. It was gripping in a way that kept me up until 3am, despite knowing I had to get up before six. I laughed, a lot. Bossy leading men really doesn’t do a whole lot for me, unless you pair it with a leading woman who doesn’t do what she’s told. I can’t wait to start the next book in the series. 4 stars


Still reading Kristen Ashley

I’m slowly working my way through her back list, one series at a time. I started with the Dream Man series and I was hooked, I can’t wait for the first book in the Chaos series to come out so I can see where the story goes next. I recently finished her Colorado Mountain series, and it was just as good, just as gripping, and hard to put down, and I’m ready for the next book in that series. I’m still having a hard time realizing that it’s 2am and I have to get up in less than four hours so that I can get a semi-decent amount of sleep, but the stories are so worth it. 

I plan to start the Rock Chick books tonight, we’ll see how functional I am in the morning.


What I’m reading ~ Dream Man series ~ Kristen Ashley

My latest reading obsession has been the Dream Man series by Kristen Ashley. I’ve just finished the third one, Law Man and every time I pick one up, I have a hard time putting it down for any reason. Last night, when I went to bed, I intended to read for twenty minutes or so, then go to sleep, because I had to get up early. I didn’t have a book I was in the middle of, so I started Law Man. I was immediately sucked in, and it wasn’t until about two hours later that I remembered I had to get up, by then I was going to get maybe four hours sleep.  Every book I’ve read in the series has been that way. I haven’t read any of her other series, but I plan to, she is just that good.


What I’m Reading ~ Backfire ~ Catherine Coulter

This is the 16th book in Coulter’s FBI Thriller series.

FBI Agent Dillon Savich receives a vague but ominous threat, while they’re trying to trace who might be after him, and why, a long time friend, and federal judge, Ramsey Hunt is shot in the back and nearly killed. Savich and his wife, fellow Agent Lacey Sherlock fly to San Francisco to help find whoever is trying to kill Hunt.

What did I think? I liked it, I love this series and usually fly through the books, unfortunately, I’m so busy with other things it took me a week to finish this. Savich and Sherlock are true to character, taking care of each other, their son and their friends while, at the same time, doing their job. This one kept me interested even when I had to put it down over and over.

4 howls


What I’m Reading ~ Echoes at Dawn ~ Maya Banks

This is the fifth book of the KGI series.

Grace has been running for a long time. She knew better that to get caught but they found her, now something has happened and she’s free again, but weak. She doesn’t have the energy to run anymore, and she won’t be taken back.

Rio knew the moment he saw Grace on the video, and he volunteered to find her for her sister, Shea. Can he find her in time? Can he convince her to trust him? that she’s not like the people who’ve tortured her for so long?

 

What did I think? I really liked it. The characters were likable and believable. I stayed up until 2am to finish it, I had a very hard time putting it down.

4 howls.


What I’m reading ~ One Night Rodeo ~ Lorelei James

This is book four in the Blacktop Cowboys series.

Kyle and Celia wake up in Vegas, after an after concert party by their friend Dylan, to discover they’re married, to each other.  Celia is determined to get the marriage annulled, immediately, But Kyle has other ideas. He has been after her for a long time and now, if he can convince her to stay, even for a while, it might work out. When his mother calls and tells him that the father he never knew is on his death bed, he has the excuse he needs to delay the annulment. But can he convince her to stay long term?

 

What did I think?  Not bad. The verbal and emotional interaction between Kyle and Celia occasionally left me wanting, but their physical interaction kept me on the edge of my seat. I lost sleep reading this one.

Four howls.


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