Manga Review: Heartthrob for Hire by Sara Nakayama

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I could not resist the title.  Heartthrob for Hire. Doesn’t that make you want to drive right into the story?  The blurb didn’t hurt either.  Kate’s family and friends think she’s gay because she hasn’t had a boyfriend, and after meeting Roy, Kate jumps to the erroneous conclusion that he’s a gigolo, because how else could a retired football player afford his luxurious digs?  It’s obvious that he’s selling his sexy body for big, big bucks so he could purchase an entire apartment building.  Kate is sadly out of touch with reality, and it took meeting Roy for her to reconnect with her family and with her life.

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Review: The Rancher’s Marriage Pact by Kristi Gold

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When it comes to Harlequins, I will read any of their series romances, and I especially can’t get enough of ranchers, cowboys, or rodeo stories.  The Rancher’s Marriage Pact at least delivered a rancher.  The cover is beautiful, and it’s the first book in Kristi Gold’s Texas Extreme series.  So I clicked the Borrow button at the library and hoped for the best.

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Manga Review: Fatherhood Fever! by Yoko Hazuki

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I decided to read Fatherhood Fever! because, really, who could resist that title?  I was expecting a cheese fest, and boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong.  This was a moving, intense story with beautiful art.  It is one of the best Harlequin manga I’ve read to date, and since I’ve read a lot, that’s saying something.  I wish I hadn’t read it, just so I could relive the discovery of this incredible title.

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Manga Review: Mission: Make-Over by Sae Nanahoshi and Penny Jordan

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I decided to read Mission: Make-Over because the cover is so cute.  Seriously, who could resist Lucianna’s happy expression, or Jake’s look of adoration?  And the background colors are bright and cheerful.  I also am a sucker for make-over stories, though I prefer when it’s the guy who gets the make-over. I had high hopes for this manga.

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Review: Trial by Fire by Chris Cannon

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Here is another series I love in premise, but not execution.  Bryn and her dragon friends are recovering from the attacks from the traitorous dragons.  Parts of the school have been destroyed, and many of the students have been injured.  Because a damaged dragon is a social embarrassment to the snobby blues, those students with life altering injuries are asked to stay home and be home schooled.  Bryn isn’t having any of that, so she and her grandmother plan a party to entice all the students back to campus, with mixed success. 

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Review: Thrown Down by Tessa Bailey

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Tessa Bailey’s writing is like chocolate mousse.  It tastes so good, but a steady diet of it will make you sick.  I find her writing eminently readable and have a hard time putting my Kindle down when it’s got a new Bailey book loaded and ready to go.  It’s like it’s teasing me.  You can’t put me down!  You can’t stop reading me!  I get tired of the dirty talking and her heroes are not for me, but I do find the chemistry between her protagonists irresistible.

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Review: Beyond the Night by Joss Ware

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Dr Elliott Drake and a group of his friends have awoken after fifty years to a nightmare.  The world they knew is gone, replaced by an earth devastated by natural disasters, and overrun with horrific monsters.  Elliott has a secret; he’s gained the ability to heal, but doing so passes his patient’s illness or injury to him.  He can pass it on to the next person he touches, but the ability terrifies him.  How can he purposefully make someone else suffer from a broken bone or an infection or a terminal illness?

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