Review: Baby for the Deputy by Cathy McDavid

May Contain Spoilers Cathy McDavid is one of my favorite Harlequin Western Romance writers.  Her books always feature likable, relatable characters.  Instead of exotic locations and billionaires, she writes about cowboys and ranches and living in rural America.  In Baby for the Deputy, the protagonists have to deal with the unexpected discovery that their no strings attached relationship now has a very important string; Melody is pregnant.  While she and Aaron struggle to figure out how to work a baby into their lives, and what their relationship really means to them, Mel must learn to become more open-minded in terms of Aaron, her future, and even the rest of her family. Read more

Review: A Cowboy in Her Arms by Mary Leo

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This was another mixed bag for me, and I knew I would have issues with certain aspects of the story. While in college, Callie had an argument with her boyfriend, and he stormed off. She discovered later that he cheated with her best friend. When her best friend ends up pregnant, Joel does the noble thing and marries her, breaking Callie’s heart. She retreats to her small hometown, and tries to forget both Joel and Sarah, and all the hurt they caused her.

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Mini Bites–Catching up with Kate Daniels

Reviews by Poo Penny

Magic Breaks:

Another awesome installation! Hugh is back! I love Hugh. I think besides Derek he is my favorite character.

Anyways, this book focuses on Kate. Well, the series IS called Kate Daniels, not Kate Daniels and friends. She flexes her consort of the pack muscles. The fight scenes are great, again, there is a TON of information in this book. HOW do they keep all this stuff straight in their heads while also writing 2 other series? IA is amazing. This series is amazing, do yourself a favor, and start reading it.

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Review: Her Colorado Sheriff by Patricia Thayer

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After Shelby’s sister is murdered by her ex, a cop, she flees Kentucky with her nephew, Ryan. She discovers that the job she was expecting to have is no more, and that the housing that came with the job is also gone. Instead, she ends up in the house Cullen just inherited. Thankfully, he’s a reasonable guy and offers to rent the cottage out back to Shelby. With his help, she also lands a job in town. But can she trust him? Cullen is the temporary sheriff in a small Colorado town, and Shelby is terrified that her sister’s murderer will track her down.

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Mini Review: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

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I have been reading the Kate Daniels books pretty much back-to-back, and I do not know how the Ilona Andrews writing team have managed to keep them interesting and engaging, but they do.

Yes, there was a lot of drama in this book, but since it is not my life, I welcome it. Also, I thought they did a GREAT job telling the whole story here, not just focusing on the drama. There were also some awesome fight scenes, between Kate and Hugh, between Kate and monsters, and the scene when Kate finds the shepherd (it’s been a few days and a few books, this is what he called himself, right?) after almost drowning is interesting. There is plenty of information in this book, and it is not really centered around Kate and Curran.

Grade: 5 stars

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Review: Heavy Hitter by Sarina Bowen

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I really liked O’Doul from Rookie Move, so I was looking forward to reading his story.  At first I didn’t find that there was much chemistry between Patrick and Ari, and I was a little disappointed.  Maybe I wasn’t totally behind Ari as his love interest. I’ll be honest; a yoga instructor just isn’t on my list of to-die-for occupations.  It’s like my disinterest in chef characters. While I love to eat, I have no love for cooking.

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Mini Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

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Well, another freaking great novel in the Kate Daniels series. I am SO happy I have the next 2 books at my side, and that my library has the next 2 waiting for me to pick up, because I would drink myself into oblivion if I didn’t have them. It’s not hard to do, I have the same tolerance as Kate does in that bathtub scene, a beer and I am loopy. Just ask my husband!

Well, seriously, get on these books! I love them! They just get better and better. I don’t know how they do it. I just hope I get a Kate, Curran, and Derek OD soon or I wont know what to do.

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Novella Review: Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman

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I love these Tor novellas.  There are times when I’m in the mood for a shorter read, because of time constraints or frame of mind, but I still want something that feels meaty.  These novellas hit the spot every time.  Brother’s Ruin is a magical steampunk adventure with a feisty heroine who puts herself in harm’s way again and again to save her family.

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