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.

What I’m reading ~ Obsidian ~ Laurann Dohner

This is the eighth book in the New Species series.

880 was comatose when the NSO found him, and in the months since he has healed, but not regained consciousness. The human doctor working for the NSO, Alison, has a theory, something she wants to try to wake him, but everyone she talks to refuses, so she takes matters into her own hands and kidnaps him, taking him to a rented farmhouse for a few days to see if he will get used to her scent and wake.  She knows that she’ll lose her job, and is risking imprisonment, but it’s worth the risk.

When NSO agents find where they are hiding, she knows she’s out of time, but no one is prepared for what happens next.


What did I think? I enjoyed it. I was so drawn in, so intrigued by the story that I stayed up past 2am to finish it, despite knowing I had to get up at 6.

My rating? 4 howls.

What I’m Reading ~ Kissin’ Tell ~ Lorelei James

This is the thirteenth book in the Rough Riders series.


Tell McKay has had a crush on Georgia Hotchkiss since they were both in high school, but he knew he never had a chance. She was too involved with her jealous boyfriend. Ten years later fate smiles on Tell when Georgia comes back to Sundance. She came because of her job, but can he give her a reason to stay?


What did I think? It was hot. Not as kinky as some of the Rough Riders books, but very good. The story of Tell and Georgia and how they’ve both grown up and into themselves, is great.

What I’m reading ~ Mesmerized ~ Lauren Dane

This is the second book in the Phantom Corps series.


Like a lot of others, Andrei was recruited to the Phantom Corps sitting in lock up. He trained hard and worked his way from an angry teenager looking for fights to be third in command of the elite military unit. But when a mission takes him back to his home world he can’t resist the trip to see what was left of his family, the ragtag group of survivors making in the harsh environment. What he hadn’t counted on was that Piper was still there, and still stirred the same feelings in him he’d left behind. Can he do his job, and keep her safe? What is she insists on staying with him?


What did I think? I liked it. Piper is tough, she can handle whatever’s thrown her way and makes sure that Andrei knows it. Not willing to let him rule her, and determined to live her life to the fullest, she does her best to take care of him at the same time.

What I’m Reading ~ The Perfect Play ~ Jaci Burton

This is the first book in the Play-by-play series.


Foot ball player Mick Riley is known for his plays on the field and having beautiful starlets on his arm off the field. But when he meets Tara Lincoln, a sexy single mom, it throws him. He wonders if it could be time for all that to end. Is she ready?


What did I think? I enjoyed it. Despite the sports theme, it was good. It kept me intrigued and interested The characters were real, they had personalities and flaws and it made you love them more because of it.