Much more than a night out.

Published April 19, 2014 by petulawinmill

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                He Ain’t Lion.
               By Celia Kyle.
                 ★★★★☆
This is a book from the erotic shelf. It’s fun and a bit kinky. The c word makes too many appearances for my liking, but apart from that I enjoyed it. It also had me giggling in places.
Maya is a curvy girl who has had her confidence shattered,by a selfish ex. She decides a little sexual healing is in order. A friend has told her ,the local lion shifter pride have a special night in their club. She should be able to pick up a one night stand there.
She gets a lot more than that. The inventive names she called Alex the next day are so funny. The things going through her mind that next day would have anyone freaking out.
Alex is the prime in his pride. He knows this tasty looking female is going to cause trouble when she walks in the club. He just didn’t know how much. He makes some silly mistakes.
I will be reading the other books in the series.  Soon.

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Out of This World

Published April 18, 2014 by petulawinmill

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               Ral’s Woman.
            By Laurann Dohner
.               ★★★★☆
As I have nearly caught up with the New Species series,  I thought I better check-out some of Laurann’s other books so that I don’t get withdrawal symptoms.  This is the first in a sci-fi series.
Ariel has been abducted from Earth.  She finds herself in the hands of a brutal race who are scouring the galaxies looking for females to mate with. Their home planet has not got enough females. When they see that she is incompatible, they decide to let the other slaves they have fight for her.
Ral and a lot of his people were taken from one of their planets. They are forced to work the mine.
I don’t want to spoil this for you so I won’t say anymore about the storyline. 
It is quite a savage adventure, with lots of very unusual sex scenes. There is also a fair amount of violence. So this is a book for adults only.
I enjoyed it and will be reading the rest of the series. 

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Picking up the Pieces .

Published April 17, 2014 by petulawinmill

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            Tangle of Need.
         By Nalini Singh.
                ★★★★★
This is another in the fabulous Psy/Changeling series.  You must read this series in order, or it will not make sense.
The Snowdancer pack are recovering from the attack that nearly finished them. Hawke’s Mate Sienna  saved the day but is now worried that the pack will be afraid of her. The mating ceremony that is organized shows her what the pack really  think of her.
Riaz is a lone wolf who has come home to the pack after his time in Europe.  He finds himself drawn to Adria, but he knows she can’t be his Mate, and is furious that he can’t get her out of his head. Adria has suffered a heart break and is not going to allow it to happen again.
On the Psy side there is also a lot of fallout from the attack. The Arrows, the warriors of the Psy find themselves having to make some decisions.
There is such a lot happening in this book, drawing some loose ends together, and starting new threads. With this series you don’t get cliffhangers, each book has an ending but still makes you want to run out and get the next one.

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Trust.

Published April 12, 2014 by petulawinmill

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                  ENFORCER.
         Cascadia Wolves. #1
             By LAUREN DAY.
                 ★★★★★

This is the first in the series.  It introduces us to a world that knows werewolves exist, and live  and work alongside humans.
Nina is a florist. She has looked after her brother,  Gabriel  since their parent’s died, when she was barely a teenager.Her brother was bitten and infected by a werewolf a while ago and works with the pack. When he gets in trouble he turns to his big sister for help.
Lex, the enforcer of the pack comes looking for Gabriel. Nina  refuses to help Lex find her brother, so Lex has to follow her to track Gabriel. 
The pack has problems with a rogue pack nearby. Someone in the pack is stealing and working with the rogues.
Nina has had no one to look after her, and finds it hard to trust anyone. Just when she thinks she has someone, she gets badly hurt.
That is all I will say on the storyline, I don’t want to spoil it. This is an adult book with some very sexy scenes. The c word makes a very few appearances. I personally don’t like that. But it wasn’t enough to make me stop reading. The story is funny in places, and Nina is a great character. I love her strength. Lex is not perfect by any stretch of imagination but Nina can knock him into shape.  The alpha of the pack is a good secondary character, I’m guessing the next book might be his. I certainly will be reading the series. 

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Love Struck

Published April 9, 2014 by petulawinmill

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               Dust of My Wings
            By Carrie Ann Ryan.
                  ★★★★★
This is the first in the Dante’s Circle series.  A great introduction to what I know is going to be a marvellous series. 
Shade is a Warrior Angel, he is summoned before the council because a human has got hold of some of his angel dust.  He has to get it back to stop humans from discovering their existence.
Lily is a laboratory assistant, with a slight case of O.C.D.. Her boss, who she hates gives her some strange blue dust to analyze. She has other things to finish first, so she will get to it after the weekend.
Lily is feeling low, but knows a night out with her best friends is just the boost she needs. A lightening storm hits at the end of the night.  All of them feel the strike, but it seems to have awakened something special in Lily.
Shade has to get close to Lily to find out how much she knows. Once he sees her his dust problem goes to the back of his head.
I won’t say more about the storyline.  I don’t want to spoil it.
Shade is a very sexy angel. There are a few sex scenes in the book. I would call the book spicy hot, not erotica. Lots of good fun, and fascinating characters. I loved it.

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The Courage of a Brother.

Published April 8, 2014 by petulawinmill

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                   Lover at Last.
                  By J.R.WARD.
                   ★★★★☆

This story is about emotion, and having the courage to live  the life you want, not the life  you think you should.
Quinn was rejected by his family as soon as he was born. He has felt he will never be good enough for anyone. His best friend Blay, has been there all the way. Now Blay is dating Saxon, Quinn’s perfect cousin.
Quinn and Layla are having a baby, so why isn’t everything perfect. 
When the Brothers are out hunting Lessers one night one of them is very badly wounded and there seems to be no way to get him home. Quinn turns out to be the hero,again. He has proved himself to the Brothers but still sees himself as worthless.
Many things go drastically wrong, his emotions are spiraling out of control.
There are several other characters being drawn further into the storyline. Some we have met before and some new. They all look very interesting. Some of the story is predictable but there was also a few suprises. There is also a huge problem for two of the characters, that I can’t see HOW our talented author is going to fix.
I look forward to reading the next book, but I’m sad that I have nearly caught up with the author. That means I will have to wait longer for the book after the King.

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The Butler Knows Best.

Published April 6, 2014 by petulawinmill

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    Her Master and Commander.
          By Karen Hawkins.
                ★★★★★

This is a fun historical romance, with a little sex but lots of laughs.
Tristan and his twin brother Christian are the illegitimate sons of the Earl of Rochester. When they are only ten years old their mother is thrown in prison, leaving them in the care of their unscrupulous  tutor. There came a time when the twins had to try and escape from the tutor, Christian gets away but Tristan is caught.
Many years later the Earl is dying without legitimate heirs, so he decides to make the twins legal heirs, but they must not shame the name of Rochester. 
It is Reeves,  the Butler’s job to make sure Tristan passes the scrutiny of the trustees.
Captain Tristan is a wounded war hero, more interested in helping fellow wounded seamen than anything else.
Prudence is a young widow, living with her mother and trying to start a seminary for young girls. She is persuaded to help teach Tristan how to behave in polite society, so he can get the money that goes with his new title.
Reeves is a very sneaky person, and knows just how to get people doing what he needs them to.
Lots of things happening behind the scenes that the main characters have no idea of. A lovely light hearted read. I now want to read Christian’s story.

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