Somehow September is over already. I was pretty busy in real life this month, so I didn’t accomplish quite as much as I was hoping to, but I did sneak in a few great books here and there. Hopefully my schedule will relax in October and I’ll have even more time to read. 😉
Kissing Comfort by Jo Goodman: This book absolutely thrilled me. Not only was it awesome to read a great book, it was also great to dive into Goodman’s particular style. Twisting plots, clever dialogue, subtle characterization…it all works so well for me. This book gets a strong A from me. The review and a Tempting Teaser are coming soon, so keep an eye out.
He held her gaze, and Comfort didn’t look away; she didn’t want to. His eyes no longer reflected the violet-blue spark of light glancing off steel. What she saw were deep, warm pools that invited her to stir their perfect stillness.
Without quite knowing why, she accepted their invitation. She raised her head. Her lips parted. She waited.
She understood what she hadn’t in the moment before he touched her mouth with his.
Bode’s eyes had been the calm before the storm.
Midnight by Ellen Connor: The world in this series is so awesome. I love how the author shows us a different perspective about the Change with each book and each character. Here, the heroine, Rosa, actually had her life improved by everything going to hell. I really loved the characters and the romance in this one and can’t wait for the third book. The review for this A worthy book will be coming soon.
Chris wondered if she could feel the intimacy of what was happening. Ex was just a human tool, the means to do Rosa’s bidding. Every stab of the needle into Chris’s skin was her command, her claim over him.
Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun: I am not much of an Erotica reader, but I had heard such great things about this book that I couldn’t help but give it a try. It was simply fabulous. The hero and heroine had an excellent connection and way more depth than I expected. I would love to read more like it! This gets an A from me. You can read the review for it here.
In that moment he knew why he’d stayed. He didn’t want her to think he was the kind of asshole who picked up a woman at a bar, fucked her and left in the middle of the night. So what if this was the first time he hadn’t been that asshole? She didn’t need to know that.
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare: I can’t honestly say that I’ve loved every Tessa Dare book I’ve read, but when she’s on, she’s really on. This was definitely one of those books. Bram and Susanna were excellent together. The story is setup as your average battle of the sexes romance and the hero and heroine occasionally display stereotypical attitudes, but it is all so much more than that. I loved the depth and complexity that drove them both to behave the way they did. Watching them both come out of their shells and fall in love made me sigh with happiness. This book gets a strong A grade from me. You can expect a review and Tempting Teaser soon.
“No, Susanna,” he said. “I cannot love you just a little. If that’s what you want, you must find a different man.” His green eyes were breathtaking in their intensity. His thumb brushed her bottom lip. “Because I can only love you entirely. With everything I am, and everything I will be. Body, mind, heart, soul.”
His Mistress by Christmas by Victoria Alexander: This one was so fun. It was light and happy and was filled with farcical situations that had me laughing out loud. I know that whenever I pick up an Alexander there’s a good chance that I’ll get a dose of happy. This was no exception. I closed the book grinning from ear to ear. This clocked in at an A- for me. A Review and Tempting Teaser will be featured on Fiction Vixen soon.
Sebastian is a man of courage and intelligence and, for the most part, honesty. He’s certainly not perfect–”
Someone, Sebastian wasn’t sure who, choked back a laugh.
“–but then few of us are. I wouldn’t want a man who was perfect. I would certainly not fare well in comparison. And yes, he can be most annoying, and he is certainly one of the most arrogant–”
Sebastian leaned toward her and lowered his voice. “Are you defending me?”
“Yes, darling, I am,” she said firmly.
“Interesting way to go about it,”Diana murmured.
“I say seduce her, seduce her tonight. Break the door down if you have to. Tell her all those things you said to me about her. You will love her more tomorrow than today and how you want to die with her hand in yours–which is an excellent line, by the way, that I fully intend to borrow when the time comes.”