Review: Her Sexy Vegas Cowboy by Ali Olson

May Contain Spoilers

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

May Contain Spoilers

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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Review: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

May Contain Spoilers

What a cool concept!  Cas is a Reckoner trainer-in-training.  She’s been surrounded by the humongous sea monsters since she was a baby.  The Reckoners are commissioned by large corporations to protect ships from the pirates that infest the NeoPacific.  When Cas’ first solo job ends in disaster, she is captured by pirates and forced to train their secret weapon: a stolen baby Reckoner that will help the crew attack bigger, better protected ships. 

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Manga Review: Marriage Material by Banana Sarusuberi

May Contain Spoilers

I decided to give Marriage Material a spin because I have enjoyed novels by Ally Blake in the past, and I was curious to see what a manga adaptation of one of her books would look like.  It looked great! I really enjoyed this one, and despite the cheesy cover, the interior art was beautiful.

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Manga Review: The Dangerous Mr Ryder Part 1 & 2 by Masako Ogimaru

 

May Contain Spoilers

I latched onto The Dangerous Mr Ryder when I saw the cover for the second volume.  It’s really cute and it hinted at crossdressing.  Something I love, but most especially enjoy in a historical.  This was a fun, exciting read.  I loved the character designs, and thought Jack’s hair was particularly engaging.

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Novella Micro Review: Streaming Dawn by Steve Bein

 

May Contain Spoilers

I’ve been fighting a cold and didn’t have the energy to write a long review for this novella that takes place in Feudal Japan, so here’s a micro review.

While I enjoyed this Fated Blades novella, I did not like Kaida, the main character. She’s a shinobi, and part of the secretive Wind organization that carefully sets events in motion to control the rulers of Japan. I loved the setting, and that an old woman could be such a fearsome opponent, but I didn’t like her. Kaida is near the end of her career as an assassin, and she’s determined to avenge the death of one of her students, in direct opposition of her current assignment.

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Review: The Bull Rider Meets His Match by Jeannie Watt

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I didn’t enjoy The Bull Rider Meets His Match as much as other Watt’s books. The twins were the best part of the story, as tough guy Grady stepped in to help his sister after a series of unfortunate events sets her back. Grady moves back home to the property he owns with Annie, and realizes that she’s been busting her tail to make ends meet while he’s been traveling the country riding bulls. He is resolved to spend his down time back in his home town, closer to his family.

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