Friday, July 25, 2014

Extreme Measures by Elisabeth Naughton

★★★★ Naughton always writes great books! This one had all the action I expected, good heat and tension between the characters, thought there was a bit too much sex for me and I found myself feeling the need to skim through some of those scenes. Also, nearing the end I was having trouble with the fact that neither character could believe/trust the other with their feelings.. That said I LOVED Landon Miller... I wanna say I have read about him in one of the other novellas also... and hope he gets his own story. Once he appeared in this book.. he kinda stole the show! I kept longing to read about him and sadly after Landon... Zane wasn't as appealing as I wished he'd been. Even though this all sounds like a lot of negatives.. it really isn't. This book is definitely a worth a read. I Highly recommend any of Naughton's books.  Very much looking forward to her next one! 

Here's the blurb: 

Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and—even more surprising—in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he’s now demanding the one thing that she can’t give him: the truth.

When he caught her breaking the rules years ago, Zane let Eve walk away without an explanation. Now someone has not only sabotaged Aegis but also turned an American city into a war zone, and all signs point to Eve. Zane needs answers that can come only from Eve’s still-tempting lips, and he finally has the elusive operative right where he wants her—at his mercy.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis

★★★★ This is the eighth book in the "Lucky Harbor" series. It was good, had some laugh out loud moments that were great, and I really liked how Jack was a strong character and how he believed in and supported/showed Leah how he saw her and how she should see herself. That said, Leah was a bit weakish for me. Seemed to make the same silly mistakes repeatedly and I was getting a bit bored of watching that happen. (That's what lost a star from me) Still a good book and I am looking forward to Ben and Audrey's Story!!!

Here's the Blurb:

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING

After dropping out of pastry school and messing up her big break on a reality cooking show, Leah Sullivan needs to accomplish something in her life. But when she returns home to Lucky Harbor, she finds herself distracted by her best friend, Jack Harper. In an effort to cheer up Jack's ailing mother, Dee, Leah tells a little fib - that she and Jack are more than just friends. Soon pretending to be hot-and-heavy with this hunky firefighter feels too real to handle . . .

No-strings attachments suit Jack just fine - perfect for keeping the risk of heartbreak away. But as Jack and Leah break every one of their "just friends" rules, he longs to turn their pretend relationship into something permanent. Do best friends know too much about each other to risk falling in love? Or will Jack and Leah discover something new about each other in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Plain Jayne by Laura Drewry


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This book was Fantastic!!! I am not sure if I have read this plot line before - best friends - to more - but I will be on the look out for more if they are all this good!!! The characters were great and funny. They had wonderful chemistry and I couldn't put the book down!! (and when I had to, I just LONGED to pick it right back up!) I saw there was an excerpt for a second in this series... Can't wait to read Drewry's next book!!!!

Here's the blurb:

In Laura Drewry’s funny, heartwarming Loveswept debut, a man and a woman learn the hard way that a little bit of love makes staying friends a whole lot harder.
 
Worn out from the long drive back home, Jayne Morgan can only smirk at the irony: Of course the first person she sees from her old life is Nick Scott. Once best friends, they lost touch when Jayne left town at eighteen, but nothing could keep them apart forever. Jayne has returned to take over her grandmother’s bookstore, determined to put all her bittersweet memories and secret disappointments strictly in the past—until, that is, Nick insists she bunk at his place.
 
Nick never did care what people thought about having a girl for a best friend—or the “scandal” she caused by showing up to his wife’s funeral four years earlier—so he’s got no problem with the gossips now. Jayne was always the one person he could count on in his life. Now Nick is starting to realize that he never wants her to leave again . . . and that being “just friends” isn’t going to be enough anymore.
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.