Book Review – The Parent Pact by Laurie Kellogg

Publisher: LK Books
First Published: January 1, 2012
Series: Return to Redemption, #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
233 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Sypnosis:

Cinderella and Prince Charming never had to consider the welfare of their children.

When widower Tyler Fitzpatrick meets Annie Barnes at his daughter’s school, his libido goes tilt. The sexy single mother is everything he and his grieving little girl need. Unfortunately, Annie flatly refuses his dinner invitation. She wants a husband and a father for her son—not just a boyfriend. And the last time she checked, wealthy, summa-cum-laude lawyers didn’t marry high-school-drop-out housekeepers.

Tyler concedes there’s a vast difference between their experiences and lifestyles. Still, he’s inexplicably drawn to the impoverished young woman—even though her little boy reminds Tyler of an underprivileged past he’d rather forget. While becoming better acquainted, he offers Annie a job caring for his daughter and home in Redemption, PA. He also proposes a Parent Pact—an agreement to become role models to each other’s child and to fill one another’s needs as single parents while they continue to search for true love.

Accepting Tyler’s offer would solve a lot of Annie’s problems. However, surrendering to her weak-in-the-knees attraction to the irresistible widower could very well leave her and her son heartbroken. Yet, when circumstances threaten her ability to feed her child, Annie reluctantly agrees to the pact, making it clear she has no desire for Tyler to fill her so-called needs in bed. It’s a bald-faced lie, but she knows the man’s desperation to give his daughter the nurturing she needs will compel him to accept a purely platonic relationship.

Now, Annie’s only problem is resisting the overwhelming temptation to let sin-in-a-tailored-suit Tyler seduce her.

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Book Review – The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

Published by: Kristen Painter
First Published: May 26, 2015
Series: Nocturne Falls, #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
370 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Free Books on Amazon
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Sypnosis:

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn’t know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.

Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets…

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Book Review – Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Published by: Avon
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Series: The Survivors’ Club, #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
400 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Sypnosis:

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

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Book Review – Bryan Quintana by Sonia Francesca

Series: Stallion Revisited, #11
Genre:
 Tagalog Romance
Pages: 128
Published: January 2017 by Precious Hearts Romances
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Sypnosis:

Napasok si Ella sa isang arranged marriage dahil sa isang pangyayari na kinasangkutan ng namayapa niyang ama. But she led a very pampered life and loved every bit of it, so she would do anything to defy that marriage. Wala siyang balak na hayaan ang isang estranghero na basta na lang pumasok sa payapa at maayos niyang buhay. Gusto niya na mapag-isa. Masaya at kontento siya sa pag-iisa at walang pakialam kung hindi man makapag-asawa. Basta may pera siya.

Pero nalaman ni Ella na mahalaga ang papel ng mapapangasawa niya para masiguro ang maayos at payapa niyang buhay. At ang pera niya. Idagdag pa ang katotohanan na ang Stallion boy na inihulog sa kanya ng Diyos ay buo ang paniwalang mapapapayag siya sa kasal na iyon, using all romantic tactics to dismantle her cold, cold heart.

“Hindi ako playboy. Good boy ako. Lalo na ngayong ikakasal na ako. Takot ko lang sa future misis kong walang kasingganda.”

Peste. Kinilig yata siya do’n, ah.

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Book Review – Only Enchanted by Mary Balogh

Published by: Signet
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Series: The Survivors’ Club, #4
Genre: Historical Romance
400 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Sypnosis:

Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée’s desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back—and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.

Agnes Keeping has never been in love—and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage.

When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she’s determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.

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