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Tori’s Mini Reviews

Tori’s Mini Reviews

Every once in a while I like to do a short write up of some  “mini reviews” for books that for various reasons were not able to be included on the review schedule. I don’t grade these reviews, I merely offer up my thoughts and opinions to you.
20816303Takedown (Bannon’s Gym, #2) by Cat Grant
Romance Contemporary M/M
July 29, 2014
Samhain

I liked the premise of Takedownbut found the story didn’t engage me.…

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Review: Fast Track by Julie Garwood

Review: Fast Track by Julie Garwood

18693854Fast Track (Buchanan-Renard, #12) by Julie Garwood
Romance Suspense
E book
July 29, 2014
Dalton Adult

Reviewed by Tori

Cordelia (Cordie) Kane was raised by her father and has always had a crush on her best friend’s brother, Aiden. When her father dies unexpectedly, leaving Cordie devastated not only by his death but with the news that her mother is alive and didn’t die in a car accident as she was…

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Review: Rogue with a Brogue by Suzanne Enoch

Review: Rogue with a Brogue by Suzanne Enoch

rogueRogue with a Brogue by Suzanne Enoch (Scandalous Highlanders #2)
Released: July 29, 2014
Historical Romance
St. Martin’s

Reviewed by May

London, 1817: Stuck in a Mayfair ballroom thanks to his lovestruck brother, highlander Arran MacLawry wants nothing but a bit of distraction from an arranged betrothal—and a clever auburn-haired lass in a vixen’s mask promises just that…until he discovers that…

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Review: Looking For Trouble by Victoria Dahl

Review: Looking For Trouble by Victoria Dahl

lookingfortroubleLooking For Trouble by Victoria Dahl (Girls’ Night Out #1)
Releases: July 29, 2014
Contemporary Romance
Harlequin

Reviewed by Mandi

When I recently read the novella that kicks off this new series, I really hoped I’d enjoy the first full length book as much as I enjoyed the previous story. And hooray, I did! This book has a sexy hero, a sexy heroine and just the right amount of conflict.

Twenty-Fi…

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Review: Lead by Kylie Scott

Review: Lead by Kylie Scott

19286623Lead (Stage Dive, #3) by Kylie Scott
Romance Contemporary
Ebook
July 29, 2014
St. Martin’s Griffin

Reviewed by Tori

Favorite Quote:It’s a message from the duty manager at the donut shop apologizing for the lack of long tasty phallic shaped éclairs. Apparently they don’t get baked until later in the day,” […] “Since you failed to believe me when I explained this to you yesterday. I thought you…

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Review: Deceptive Innocence by Kyra Davis

Review: Deceptive Innocence by Kyra Davis

deceptDeceptive Innocence by Kyra Davis
Contemporary Romance
Released: June 24, 2014
Published by Gallery Books

Reviewed by Sheena

Blurb: Ever since Bell’s mother died while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit, Bell’s been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by Jonathon Gable, the head of both the powerful Gable family and an international banking corporation. Now…

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Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

magicbreaksMagic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews
Urban Fantasy
Releases: July 29. 2014
Ace

Joint review by Mandi & Tori

When trouble comes to Atlanta, you can always guarantee Kate Daniels is smack dab in the middle of it, swinging her sword. And trouble is definitely come to Atlanta in the form of Hugh D’Ambrey.

Being consort to the Beast Lord isn’t an easy job. Between struggling to keep her…

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Review: Falling for Max by Shannon Stacey

Review: Falling for Max by Shannon Stacey

falling for maxFalling For Max by Shannon Stacey (Kowalski Family #9)
Releases: July 29, 2014
Contemporary Romance
Carina Press

Reviewed by May

Tori Burns knows that she never wants love or marriage – just look what it did to her parents! Name calling, fights, and a messy divorce left her soured on the whole institution. She’s content to work as a graphic designer and part-time waitress at the local diner. At…

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Smex Scene Sunday

11277601I’m a fan of M/M suspense romances involving an in the closet male (usually a cop or detective) and the one man he can’t seem to stay away from. Usually angst filled dramas with some heartbreak, some laughter, and lots of smexy times.  I just recently discovered Kaje Harper’s Life Lessons series and devoured the first book in the series-Life Lessons- in about 2 hours.  A great story that deals…

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