Younger by Suzanne Munshower

Book Description

April 1, 2015

When PR pro Anna Wallingham gets dumped by her last client, she finds herself running out of options in LA, where looks trump experience. Desperate to prove she is still relevant, the fiftysomething accepts a shady job offer from Pierre Barton, secretive billionaire owner of Barton Pharmaceuticals. Isolated in a facility outside London, she agrees to test a new top-secret product guaranteed to make her look thirty years younger. Anna is starting to look on the outside the way she feels on the inside: ageless. But she soon discovers that her predecessor died under mysterious circumstances, leading her to research just who stands to gain—and lose—with this miraculous product. When Pierre drops dead in front of her, she takes off on a dangerous journey across Europe hoping to stay alive long enough to uncover the truth.

With the hard-won knowledge that younger isn’t always better, Anna is determined to escape and reclaim her life before it’s too late.

Review –

Fantastic book and a very fast read.  It’s like James Bond meets Max Factor times ten.

A television series based loosely on this story line starts March 31, 2015 on the TV Land channel.   I plan to watch the first episode to see how bad they stray from the book and depending on how that goes I’ll decide whether or not to watch it weekly.

Should be interesting.

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The Club (The Club #1) by Lauren Rowe

Book Description:

Published: January 4, 2015

When playboy businessman Jonas Faraday receives a private note from the anonymous intake agent assigned to process his online application to an exclusive club, he becomes obsessed with finding her and giving her the satisfaction she claims has always eluded her, in order to fulfill his own desperate need for redemption. Sarah: “When I read Jonas Faraday’s brutally honest personal message on his application to The Club, I practically climaxed at my desk. I’m an idiot to risk losing my job but I couldn’t resist contacting him. I knew my confession would be like dangling an irresistible carrot in front of his nose—but never in a million years did I think he’d actually hunt me down.” Jonas:”I was shocked to get my intake agent’s email—I’d attached that note to my application on a whim, never expecting a reply from an actual person, let alone a reply as mind blowing as that. Her message was so alluring, so irresistible, I’ve been spiraling into a full-blown obsession ever since I got it. What’s her name? What does she look like? Finding her is my top priority.” In The Club, what starts out as an innocent exploration of attraction quickly spirals into a steamy story of unbridled passion, obsession, heartbreak, and, ultimately, redemption.

**Contains graphic adult content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

Review –

When Jonas Faraday sent in his application for membership in THE CLUB little did he know that it would lead to an obsession with his “Beautiful Intake Agent” and lead them both on a whirlwind, sex-filled relationship that results in danger for Sarah.

It’s a wonderful storyline about two people with hang-ups. His being trust and hers being sexual. I was finally glad to read a story about a woman who has never had an orgasm because ever other erotica story has the female climaxing multiple times at the drop of a hat. That is not real life.

Great read and I look forward to reading the next one in the series.

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Murderous Muffins (Chubby Chicks Club #2) by Lois Lavrisa

Book Description

October 11, 2014
Bezu is a beautiful southern belle with genteel manners. But her problems are anything but. Deep in debt, she’s illegally taken in a few lodgers. A sweet stripper and her bodybuilder boyfriend, an Asian man loudly learning English through pop music, and a mysterious stranger with the most amazing blue-green eyes — and a secret. When one of them mysteriously dies and it looks like her muffins were the murder weapon, Bezu and her fellow Chubby Chicks Club member, Cat, must discover who the killer is before she ends up in jail…or worse. Will they succeed? Find out in Murderous Muffins, book two in the Chubby Chicks Club cozy mystery series.
Review –
This was a nice cozy mystery that made for  pleasant read to cleanse the mind, but I probably will not read any more of this series. If this one hadn’t been offered FREE I wouldn’t have chosen it to read.
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The Chase (The Chase #1) by Jessica Wood

Book Description

June 1, 2014
735 to 1.735 = number of notches on his belt.
1 = the notch he couldn’t get.

Who is he?

Dean Chase.

He loves the thrill. He loves the women. And above all, he loves the chase.

But the one thing he doesn’t love is being tied down by a woman. To him, once the chase is over, it’s time to pull up his boxers and move on to the next target.

That is until he meets Blair Parker.

Blair is unlike any of the women under Dean’s belt. She’s confident, mysterious, and sassy. In Dean’s world, she’s the wicked curved ball he couldn’t figure out. She’s the first woman who always seems to be out of reach no matter how hard he chases. So when it comes to Blair, Dean couldn’t move on.

Dean will need to change his ways in order to chase Blair down to make her the 736th notch on his belt. But will chasing after Blair become Dean’s undoing and end his love of the chase once and for all?

**Mature Content** Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.

Review –
Just your run of the mill erotic book with plenty of explicit sex. No real engaging story line.
SideNote:   Who chooses the covers for these erotic books?  This one is a loser.
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The Fun House by Dean Koontz

Book Description:

Published: 1980

Once there was a girl who ran away and joined a traveling carnival. She married a man she grew to hate—and gave birth to a child she could never love. A child so monstrous that she killed it with her own hands…Twenty-five years later, Ellen Harper has a new life, a new husband, and two normal children—Joey loves monster movies, and Amy is about to graduate from high school. But their mother drowns her secret guilt in alcohol and prayer. The time has come for Amy and Joey to pay for her sins…

Because Amy is pregnant.

And the carnival is coming back to town.

Review –

I’ve only been to a carnival once or twice but after reading this book I’ll never go again.

Really suspenseful and creepy with well-defined characters and “beasties”and plenty of blood and guts.  Horror at it’s best, written by one of the best.

If you like spooky, this is for you.

 

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Good Girl Gone Bad (Hot Cops#1) by Karin Tabke

Book Description

September 12, 2006
IN HER SIZZLING DEBUT,KARINTABKE SETS THE SCENE WITH HARD-HITTING COPS, A SCANDALOUS CRIME, AND UNINHIBITED PASSION THAT CAN’T BE DENIED….Straight-laced, by-the-book police officer Philamina Zorn has always lived by the letter of the law — that is, until she is assigned to work with Lieutenant Ty Jamerson, a tough-as-nails, arrogantly handsome cop who knows exactly how to press her buttons. Staking out Klub Kashmir, the Bay Area’s hottest gentleman’s club, Phil and Ty go undercover to bait the kidnapper of three young women — including two strippers from the club — while trying to keep their clashing personalities at bay. Baring more than just her inhibitions, Phil dons a barely there ensemble, straps on stilettos, and reveals her feisty side as Kat, a seductively sexy cocktail waitress who lets her luscious curves do the talking. Not only is she determined to expose a criminal but she has vowed to show her hot-headed lieutenant, a.k.a. floor manager of Klub Kashmir, that she’s no shrinking violet.

As Phil and Ty become more deeply entrenched in the sordid underground world of exotic dancing, where money means everything and passions run wild, flaring tension becomes uncontrollable lust. It’s all they can do not to surrender to desire — a hunger that intensifies with each playful encounter. Meanwhile, a cold-blooded criminal is hiding in the shadows — and a devastating secret that, if revealed, could shake Phil to her core.

Review –
Great story line and clashing characters with a fiery chemistry. There is so much hot sex that my Kindle was sizzling.
Adult.
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Born In Shame (Born In Trilogy #3) by Nora Roberts

Book Description:

Published: 1996

A talented graphic artist, Shannon Bodine’s life revolved around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. But her world was turned upside down whe she learned the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother’s last wish, Shannon reluctantly traveled to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melted away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed. And amid the lush Irish landscape steeped in mysticism and legend, she discovered the possibility of a love that was meant to be…

 

Review –

A wonderful conclusion to a romantic Irish series by Nora Roberts. No one can tell a tale the way she does. Fantastic read.

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The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Book  Description:

Published: 2004

Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?

So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny—and a little duck that is about to hatch!

Review –

I wanted an Easter Book to send to my niece and her cousin (ages almost 2 and 15 months) and although this isn’t an Easter Book per se  it has a bunny and a duckling which was good enough for me.

The bunny finds an egg and tries to find out what’s inside by throwing small pebbles at it and rolling it down a hill among other things. All of this exertion wears him out and he falls asleep and while he’s resting the egg breaks open and there is a yellow downed duckling .

He sees the sleeping bunny and uses the same methods as the bunny to wake him up but to no avail. When the bunny does wake up and see the little duckling they are both happy because now they are not alone.

Cute book and nice illustrations

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Give Into Me (Heart of Stone #3) by K.M. Scott

Book Description

February 7, 2014

The third book in the Heart of Stone series concludes the sensual and emotional story of Tristan and Nina that began in Crash Into Me and continued in Fall Into Me…

Tristan Stone has lived a life other men would kill for. Literally. But all the money, women, and fast cars mean nothing to him since Nina came into his life. Danger lurks around every turn with enemies wearing friendly faces. Whatever it takes, he’ll protect the woman he loves because without her, life isn’t worth living.

Nina Edwards had no idea of the world Tristan would give her. All her dreams have come true, but with the good comes the bad, and this world of his has more than enough of that. For love, though, she’ll face not only Tristan’s demons but anyone who stands in her way of finally finding happiness with the man she loves.

Review –
This is the last book in the Heart of Stone Trilogy and Tristan and Nina are living apart, with Nina under 24 hour protection. they are no closer to finding the connection that binds their families together and the threats made against them both.  I won’t give anything away because it is a powerful ending to a fantastic book series and Nina and Tristan will become one of your favorite book couples.
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Fall Into Me (Heart of Stone Trilogy #2) by K.M. Scott

Book Description

November 24, 2013
The second book in the Heart of Stone series continues the sensual and emotional story of Tristan and Nina that began in Crash Into Me…

Wealthier and more powerful than most men his age, Tristan Stone merely has to give voice to his desires and whatever he wants is his. Money has given him the ability to say nothing and no one is beyond his reach.

Except for Nina. Stripped of her memory after an accident, she doesn’t remember the man who loves her. Now he must find a way to show her why she fell in love with him, but the past is always just a step behind, threatening to take her away forever.

Unsure of everything about the past four years, Nina believes Tristan loves her. But will the secrets he holds tear them apart just when she needs him most?

Review –

Tristan has to get Nina to trust and love him again because she doesn’t remember anything that happened in the last four years, even her Father’s death.  Tristan kept secrets from Nina before and that lead to the car accident, so did I really think he had learned his lesson? He did not.   She remembers everything after a deja vu moment and again has to explain why he did what he did. Tristan finds her father’s notes and a clue as to why certain people want Nina dead.
This was a great read.  Love it!
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