Jul 19, 2016

For Her Protection by Amber Bardan Review

By: Amber Bardan
Releasing July 19, 2016

You shouldn't mix business with pleasure.

Yet pleasure seems to be the one and only thing on Charlize's mind the moment Connor steamrolls into her life. Desperate to save her family company, prove she's more than a pretty face and worthy of being CEO, pleasure is a distraction she can't afford.

She doesn't want a bodyguard, especially not one whose caveman heroics kick her libido into hyperdrive. Surrounded by enemies, she's not sure if Connor is a man she can trust.

Connor knows better than to get personal with clients. Yet there couldn't be anything more personal about his feelings for Charlize. He'll win her trust, preferably one orgasm at a time.

With Connor in her office, her home, driving her to sweet, merciless distraction, there's only so long Charlize can resist his sexy, dominant brand of protection.

WARNING: This is an Amber Bardan Alpha Romance, featuring one dirty-talking hero obsessed with his heroine, and a Happily Ever After. No cliffhangers.


Charlize Halifax aka Charlie is the president of her fathers company and is currently battling her Uncle for control, but someone is doing a hatchet job on Charlie and her reputation! But after an extremely stressful day, Charlie and Melanie took a break and went to a bar for a break…but after Melanie took off with a guy she hooked up with, his friend dumped Charlie like she was a Duff…but that give Charlie the confidence (or maybe it was the Alcohol) to go and ask the man that has been staring at her all night for a kiss, and even though he left her at the door, it won't be the last time she sees him again.

Conner Crowe has owned his own security (Crowe Security) for a long time, but when the undercover protection detail of Charlie came across his desk, he couldn't let anyone watch her, he became obsessed with her from the first look and after working covert security on Charlie for a month, his cover was completely blown when she came up and asked him for a kiss.

Both Conner and Charlie want more than just a quick hook up, but Charlie is in danger though, she was nearly kidnapped, hit by a car and her name smeared in the press and Charlie and she doesn't know who to trust! Can Conner show he is loyal to her, all the while keep her safe!

I have simply fallen in love with Amber Bardan books! And coming from someone who really isn't a huge fan of Romantic suspense books! But the author makes the books not only thrilling and delicious,  but her writing manages to get in to your head and never let go! And the story line! Wow!! Its panty wetting and nail biting all at the same time

I could honestly go on and on about just how much I love Charlie and Conner! I love Conner's alpha male approach to keeping Charlie safe and I love Charlie's compassion for everyone she works with, my only comment is to ask for a little more back story on Charlie's father and Uncle, other than that its darn near perfect! I'm just hoping that Melanie gets her own book too!

I give For Her Protection 5 stars!

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She came right at him.
Connor leaned back in his seat. Shit. You’d think five-years in the job, he’d have more discretion.
But what red-blooded man wouldn’t stare at her?
She weaved between tables, hips swaying, full-fucking-irresistible cleavage peeking out from her blouse.
He kept his eyes on his glass, even if his peripheral was having a feast.
“Hi.” Her voice was as lush as the rest of her.
He’d fucked up. She’d noticed him watching and now there’d be a confrontation. If he was compromised, then he’d be forced to take matters to the next level.
He looked up.
Jet-black hair flowed over her shoulders. He’d seen her tug that hair from its ponytail and fluff it. Cheeky, attention-seeking minx. It hadn’t been so bad from over there. He hadn’t been able to smell her as he did now. He hadn’t known she used vanilla scented shampoo then. His fists curled. But her hair wasn’t the problem, even if he kept imagining it curled around his fist. The problem was her wide, almond-shaped eyes the color of butter warming in a pan, melting his brain.
She flinched, smile slipping, then reached to her front. He tried to stay still, damned hard work, because she reached between those magnificent tits and pulled out a bill. “I’ll give you ten dollars if you kiss me right now?”
He glanced at the money in her hand. Un-freaking-believable. “Do I look like a gigolo to you, woman?”
“No, I imagine the scowl would be terrible for business.” She laughed, the husky sound of it had his muscles clenching. “But I saw you looking at me, and I really need you to kiss me, so if the money’s offensive, would you just do it for free?”
Kiss her for free?
It’d cost if he kissed her—no way out of that, but he’d be the one paying.
She held his gaze, then sighed and squeezed the bill back into her top. “Never mind, I must have misunderstood.”
Her big eyes went soft and sad.
Fuck, did she do that on purpose? Did anyone ever actually say no to her?
He scooted back his chair. Well, if was a kiss she wanted, he’d damned well show her how it’s done.
Her lips parted as he rose, and her head tipped back. She gulped. He was used to that. Little women like her realizing they’d bitten off more than they could chew. She probably hadn’t noticed when he’d been seated that he’d have over a foot on her.
Maybe he’d have gone slow, moved in gently, if she hadn’t demanded that last part—right now.
The cheek.
He took a step. She swallowed again. This time he let himself take in the sight of her curves—he let his gaze trail all over her.
He reached for her shoulder, but the next thing he knew he’d buried his hand in that hair he’d been fantasizing about since he clamped eyes on her.

After spending years imagining fictional adventures, Amber Bardan finally found a way to turn daydreaming into a productive habit. She now spends her time in a coffee-fueled adrenaline haze, writing romance with a thriller edge.
She lives with her husband and children in semi-rural Australia, where if she peers outside at the right moment she might just see a kangaroo bounce by.
Amber is an award winning writer, Amazon Bestselling Author, and member of Romance Writers of Australia, Melbourne Romance Writers Guild, and Writers Victoria.

Wyoming Strong by Diana Palmer Review

Wyoming Strong
Wyoming Men #4
By: Diana Palmer
Released: October 28th, 2014

 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author DIANA PALMER returns to Wyoming with a fiery new couple!

Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon are arch enemies from ages ago, but mischievous fate has brought the tall rancher with the pale blue eyes together with the dark-haired beauty - on neighboring Wyoming ranches. At first, sparks fly, but despite Wolf's misguided notions about the spirited Sara and her indignance over the assorted injustices he has thrown her way, a truce - of sorts - forms. Suddenly Sara notices Wolf's face, while not conventionally handsome, draws her like no other man has ever attracted her. And Wolf sees into the compassionate soul that Sara hides from the rest of the world.

But they are two passionate people with a talent for falling out...can love find the space to take root on the stunning Wyoming plains?

Sara Brandon was a survivor! After surviving an assault by her step father and then abandoned by her mother, she was very thankful for her brother Gabriel, whom not only saved her but always stood by her. But that doesn't stop Gabriel's friend and ex-mercenary Wofford Patterson from teasing her and generally driving her crazy. But Sara has a few pleasures in life, the opera and playing World Of Warcraft.

Wolf Patterson had survived! Not only being a mercenary, but he also survived the betrayal of a women he thought he loved. Now back in the states, it can't help but antagonize Sara. He knows something has happened to her, but she won't tell him, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to drag her out of her icy shell.

But after a steamy and life changing encounter between them forces them both in to therapy. But it's a huge step forward for both of them and love starts to bloom. Until threats from Wolf's past rears it's head and Wolf is forced to use lies and camouflage to protect Sara, but at what cost!

I have to say I'm absolutely amazed at how many amazing stories that Diana Palmer can produce, that are completely individual!  In Wyoming Strong the author had touched on hot bed topics, such as abortion, child abuse, therapy and unmarried mother, but she does it in an non graphic way that doesn't leave the reader traumatized by reading the book.

As normal with Diana Palmer books, Wyoming Strong is well written and without potholes and fluff and you honestly cannot help but fall in love with Sara and Wolf's story, including all of the other characters that you are introduced to…especially Amelia Greyson! Oh boy do I want to read her tale!

I give Wyoming Strong an outstanding 5 stars!

Diana Palmer, AKA Susan Spaeth Kyle, was born in 1946 in Cuthbert, Georgia, the eldest daughter of William and Eloise Spaeth. She and her younger sister, Dannis, were raised in Chamblee, where Susan graduated from Chamblee High School in 1964. The family moved to Cornelia, Georgia, in 1965. Susan married James Kyle in 1972. They have a son, Blayne, who is married to the former Christina Clayton. They are both graduates of Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. They live in Tennessee and have a daughter, Selena Marie Kyle, born in February, 2009.
In 1991, Susan returned to college and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, in 1995. She continues to work on her master’s degree in history as time permits. Her first novel as Diana Palmer was published in 1979. She has over 115 novels in print. She has written historical novels as well as contemporary romance, and has produced science fiction, with her novel THE MORCAI BATTALION appearing in hardcover in 2007. Two sequels to this book have been released as eBooks. THE MORCAI BATTALION: The Recruit and THE MORCAI BATTALION: Invictus are both available from all eBook retailers now. Her latest hardcover novel is INVINCIBLE by HQN, released in August 2014 and mass market paperback novel is WYOMING STRONG by HQN, released November 2014.

Susan’s hobbies are gardening, knitting, crocheting, astronomy, archaeology, and animals. She has dogs, cats, birds and lizards. She enjoys getting mail from her readers, but is slow to answer it. 

A Buckhorn Summer by Lori Foster Review

A Buckhorn Summer
Buckhorn Brothers Book 8
by Lori Foster
Release Date June 2nd, 2015

In a sexy new Buckhorn Brothers novella, New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster welcomes readers back to the small town that’s big on romance…

Lisa Sommerville’s wild one-night-stand was completely out of character for the workaholic businesswoman. So when she arrives in Buckhorn, Kentucky to spend a summer rethinking her career, she’s stunned to find that Gray Neely has stepped out of her steamy memories and taken up residence in her hometown. What’s more, the laid-back ex-cop wants to pick up where they left off.

Lisa has been on Gray’s mind every day since that mind-blowing encounter. He was reeling from a tragedy in the line of duty, and their connection was instant and intense. Still is. But sleepy Buckhorn is a million miles from her corporate world. And he has one sweet, hot summer to prove they have a future there, together…

Lisa Sommerville has a high powered job rescuing businesses from…themselves. But one night in Chicago, Lisa gives in to the loneliness and has a one night stand with one of the hottest men she has ever seen. The next morning she wakes next to her fantasy man, then leaves; she knows that she will never she her stranger again. Now a month later she is even more burnt out and decides to quit her job! But at the urging of her employers, Lisa is on a sabbatical for the summer, so she goes home to Buckhorn, to be with her family. But fate has a was of changing our plans and she finds herself in front of the man she thought she left behind in Chicago; the one she has been craving.

Grey Neels retired from the police force after loosing his partner. While in Chicago for his partners funeral, he met and had a one night stand with a women; a women he couldn't get you of his head! But he also knew things needed to change and that he couldn't go back to the police force; so he packed it all in and bought the Marina in Buckhorn, but what he never bargained on, was the women of his dreams standing in front of him again.

After Grey offers a job to Lisa for the summer and she excepts it, it quickly becomes more, but with attacks happening against Grey and the marina, it draws Lisa in to the line of fire and Grey will do anything to protect the women he is falling in love with…but how does Lisa feel about him? And what will happen at the end of the summer?

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! That is exactly how I feel about Buckhorn summer! I loved that the author has taken us back there! Seriously, I have loved this series for years! And it’s the one series that I re-read every summer hoping upon hope that a real town like Buckhorn will spring up in my own little part of Pennsylvania. This town and the characters are BRILLIANT!

The characters truly made the book for me! It seems that the cousins are coming out of the woodwork like crazy! Grey!! Wow Grey! I absolutely love him and I wish he was real! I will also have to say that I love that it is Lisa's story and that she has an alpha type personality like her father Jordan! I would just like to offer a quick and Huge THANKS to the author for including "the originals" Buckhorn brothers into the story! I will have to say that I honestly still don't know which one I like the most! But I'm excited to meet the new generation. W

Lori Foster's writing is truly amazing and I have always loved that fact that she writes the stories from both the male and female perspective! I love the way that the author has designed a whole town, and ties multiple characters into the story! I love the way that the author has never dragged out the story line or left plot holes to drive the readers nuts! I just wish more authors could be like Lori Foster and write such magnificent tales.

I give Buckhorn Summer 5 Stars!

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About Lori Foster: Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN