My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

Book Description:

Published: January 31, 2017

Format: Audio/OverDrive

When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she’s determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything.

But Lily is not the only one with secrets. Her next-door neighbor Carla may be only nine, but she has already learned that secrets are powerful things. That they can get her whatever she wants.

When Lily finds Carla on her doorstep sixteen years later, a chain of events is set in motion that can end only one way.

Review –

Newlywed London lawyer Lily Macdonald’s best intentions land her in some of the worst predicaments in British author, Jane Corry’s U.S. debut, in which almost no one proves totally trustworthy.

For instance, Lily’s generous impulse to befriend nine-year-old neighbor Carla Cavoletti, a bullied Italian immigrant with whose vulnerability she identifies, will eventually change the course of the lives of Lily and her artist husband, Ed, unfortunately not for the better. In the same way, Lily’s drive to champion clients she views as underdogs, which stems in part from experiences with her autistic brother, blinds her to the fact that some are dangerously manipulative liars who actually belong behind bars. But well-meaning as Lily is, readers will discover she isn’t above hiding some rather unsavory secrets of her own. As twisty as little Carla’s glossy curls, which inspire Ed’s best work, this swiftly moving psychological thriller offers surprises right up to the finish.

Great read!

Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here (The Others #3) by Christine Warren

Book Description:

Published: November 2, 2010

Format: Audio/OverDrive

Danice Carter wakes up naked and confused. She can’t figure out how she got into bed with a man she’s never met, because there is no way she would forget meeting McIntyre Callahan. The man is everything she’s ever fantasized about, a mind-bendingly mouth-watering hunk…who is just as puzzled about what’s going on as she is. When they discover the explanation involves a fugitive from Faerie, some very tricky magic and a theoretical hotel room, things start to get a little weird. Good thing the attraction between Danice and Mac makes all the sense in the world.

Review –

As some of you know, book covers call to me so when I saw the cover for this book on OverDrive I  borrowed it straight away. I didn’t read the blurb or synopsis. That was my mistake. It is a PARANORMAL ROMANCE. I used to read some books in this category but I hadn’t for a very long time.

Attorney Danice Carter gets an unexpected assignment from the head of her high-powered New York law firm: find his granddaughter Rosemary and convince her to file a paternity suit. Danice was already dreading the assignment, but things take a strange turn when she meets half-fae PI Mac Callahan, who is also hunting for Rosemary.

Mac’s client is an unnamed party in Faerie, but what do they want with a human female? To find out, Mac must enter Faerie, something he hasn’t done since he was an infant. When a determined Danice refuses to be left behind, Mac is concerned, for he suspects their trip may bring them into contact with the dangerous Unseelie Court.

Neither trusts the other nor appreciates the attraction they feel towards each other, but the sexual chemistry between them can’t be denied, BUT they hadn’t really connected beyond the physical attraction.  Although the description of the sex was good, the whole attraction between Mac and Danice was a bit too INSTALOVE.

I haven’t read the previous books in the series so I really didn’t know what to expect. Suffice it to say paranormal romance is still not my favorite.

 

Hawk’s Property (Insurgents MC #1) by Chiah Wilder

Book Description:

Published: October 26, 2015

From the first time Hawk saw her, he knew he wanted to do dirty things to her in his bed.

Hawk, the muscled, tatted, badass Vice President of the Insurgents Motorcycle Club, sees women as bed warmers, nothing more. He never stays with the same woman, and although there are plenty of women who want to be his old lady, he wants none of that.

He doesn’t date.
He doesn’t let chicks ride on the back of his bike.
He doesn’t fall in love.

And that suits him just fine until he meets her whose eyes light a fire in him. Problem is she’s not so easy to get into his bed. Hawk wants her. And when Hawk wants something he takes it.

Cara Minelli doesn’t want to go to the biker bar, but her friend talks her into it. Swearing off men since she caught her fiancé cheating on her right before her wedding, she has buried herself in her career not wanting a man in her life. Until she sees him. He is sexy, rough, crude, and oh so very wrong for her. So why can’t she stop thinking of all the nasty things he’ll do to her if she relents and lets him in her bed?

Then a vicious killer who has been strangling women in the area focuses on Cara. Police think bikers are involved. Can Cara set aside her trust issues and let Hawk into her life?

Hawk sees it as his job to protect what is his…and Cara is very much his even if she doesn’t know it yet. Cara keeps her heart guarded, but when danger comes calling, their lives collide. Hawk will stop at nothing to keep Cara safe and make her “Property of Hawk”.

The Insurgents MC series are standalone romance novels. Hawk’s Property is Book One in the series. This book contains violence, strong language, and steamy sexual scenes. HEA. No cliffhangers. The book is intended for readers over the age of 18.

Review –

I’ve become a big fan of erotic romances involving motorcycle clubs and this is one of the best I’ve read. It is a bit predictable at times but that can be overlooked  because of the steamy sexual tension between Hawk and Cara. They come from difference worlds and she is a lawyer but love conquers all and in the end they have their HEA.

Great read.  Adult with explicit sex

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Dirt (Stone Barrington Series #2) by Stuart Woods

Book Description

 Series: Stone Barrington Novels

Feared and loathed for her poison pen and ice queen persona, Amanda Dart has made her share of enemies. Then the tables are turned. An anonymous gossip monger is faxing Amanda’s personal and private peccadilloes to anyone who can read. Desperate to save her reputation, she enlists the help of New York lawyer and private investigator Stone Barrington to learn the identity of the faxer. And everyone in the world of tabloid journalism becomes a suspect.

But the faxes don’t stop. In fact, they get worse. And Stone winds up with more leads than one man can handle, until Amanda takes matters dangerously into her own hands and turns the world of gossip on its head. As the circle of suspects shrinks, Stone discovers that even the most respected members of the social scene will stop at nothing—even homicide—to clear their sullied names.

Review –

I’ve read other books in this series but  have missed a few and this is the first step to change that.  It was a pleasant read and even though parts were a bit unbelievable, the character of Stone Barrington,(isn’t that a great name) an ex-cop turned lawyer and a “special” one at that, captivates the reader with clever antics,romantic escapades and the spirit of a knight in shining armour.  Now how can that be a bad thing?