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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Review: Her Sexy Vegas Cowboy by Ali Olson

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I love me my cowboy books, so when I saw Her Sexy Vegas Cowboy at the library, I knew it must be mine.  I’ll admit straight up that the Blaze line isn’t one of my favorites.  I far prefer Harlequin’s Desire line, though the American Romance series is my absolute favorite.  However, I was in the mood for a quick read, Vegas is one of my favorite vacation retreats, and cowboys?  Yeah, I thought I’d give this a spin.

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Manga Review: Expecting Royal Twins! by Kaishi Sakura

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My streak of enjoyable Harlequin manga continues! (And I was worried about this after the duds I read last week.)  I chose Expecting Royal Twins! because I have read Melissa McClone titles in the past, and since they usually manage to hit a sweet spot and almost make me cry, I thought it would be fun to read a manga adaptation of one of her books.  The cover is colorful and pretty, and that didn’t hurt the decision.

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