The Phoenix Force miniseries continues with another original story about a very special team of navy SEALs who possess paranormal abilities. In the second book, numerous Mages have opposing views on what action needs to be taken against threats to their kind. Now two individuals must risk their futures and possibility their lives in order to keep the situation from claiming innocents. The gifted Bonnie Vanak has constructed an intriguingly believable world for her supernatural beings, and PHANTOM WOLF is packed with hidden dangers throughout.
When Sam Shaymore and Kelly Denning were much younger, they thought their feelings were more important than what society dictated for their Mage classes. His Elemental Mage status meant he was seen as powerful while those who had Arcane standing like her had very few rights, but they were not going to let their hearts be ruled by these guidelines. Sadly, an unthinkable event was too much for their relationship to withstand and they parted ways.
Both have put their whole lives into their careers and not let anyone get close again. Sam is a navy SEAL on the Phoenix Force team, where his shape-shifting capability plus other talents often comes in handy. Kelly continuously tries to help Mage children, and hearing about the kidnapping of several has her going to rescue them. When her plan does not going according to her wishes, she comes to realize Sam is the only one who can help her. However, he and his teammates have been sent to Honduras to bring her back for not doing as commanded. Kelly tries to make Sam understand the allegations she has made are true, yet much in his life could be lost if he decides to assist her.
Stories where lovers are reunited are some of my favorites, and the emotional ties between Sam and Kelly are some of the strongest I have read. The incident that destroyed their relationship would be difficult for anyone to overcome, and so many of their conversations in the present have a connection to their past. The many disagreements they have over the differences in their classes are often conveyed with extremely earnest feelings, and I certainly felt the serious intensity of each word. The author makes it very clear as to how the perception of someone can cloud the judgment of another person, even when no personal knowledge is actually known. Bonnie Vanak has a knack for creating likable characters, and this couple touched me on so many levels at different times during the story. They made me feel the sadness over what happened in their lives, and some of these moments are especially poignant. When they shed a tear, I wanted to right along with them. There are also several light-hearted scenes, and the one where there is a reversing of roles really had me chuckling because of what they experienced. Both of them are very determined and stubborn, and I liked how Kelly never gave in regardless of the circumstances she had to face. She is a gutsy woman with commendable values, and her responses to each new incident had me enjoying her character even more. When she and Sam interact, I came to know him much better, too, and discovered just how much he keeps hidden from others. While they try to make themselves believe the emotional ties between them were severed while apart, it along with their sexual desire is just as strong as in the past. The eagerness they express when sexually intimate is off the scale, and just proves how much they still care. Some twists in the story are unanticipated and took me completely by surprise, proving Bonnie Vanak is skillfully clever. PHANTOM WOLF is constantly entertaining and remarkably fascinating. With so many hunky Phoenix Force team members, there will hopefully be quite a few more books in this enthralling series.
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Neil Pettit feels out of place in his own hometown of Shady Grove, Pennsylvania where everyone knows everything about everyone else and the past can never be lived down. Neil may be a big time hockey player for the NHL now but when he returns home to Shady Grove all his insecurities rise up to haunt him, especially his feelings for Maddie Montesano and their eleven year old daughter.
Maddie is not about to let Neil forget what he did eleven years ago nor will she never forgive him for leaving her alone and pregnant. She is raising their daughter Bree by herself and trying to protect them both from Neil as he makes one of his infrequent trips to Shady Grove, expecting to connect with Bree before blowing town again. But this time is different, Neil is truly trying to be a good father and his efforts touch Maddie’s heart.
Award winning author Beth Andrews begins a new heartwarming series, In Shady Grove, set in a small Pennsylvania town. This passionately charged second chance romance, TALK OF THE TOWN, has realistic characters with an age old problem. Neil and Maddie fell in love when they were teenagers and their love resulted in a pregnancy. Maddie thought she wanted a baby and a home in Shady Grove while Neil didn’t know what he wanted other than to get away from Shady Grove. TALK OF THE TOWN is their story and how their child helps to give them both a second chance. Talented Beth Andrews motivates her readers to emotionally invest in the characters through her distinct dialog and poignant plot. TALK OF THE TOWN is a gratifying read that must not be missed.
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All the adventures in the three books of The Hunted miniseries have been packed with dangerous threats, and the peril in the last story repeatedly takes a deadly turn. There are also plenty of tricky circumstances that must be dealt with correctly by the hero and heroine or justice may never be served. SPECIAL OPS EXCLUSIVE has everything you could want in a romantic suspense story. It has bad guys, plenty of secrets, lots of emotional altercations and powerful desire. Elle Kennedy writes from the heart and creates an enthralling novel.
Did the American government betray his Special Ops team and if true, who was responsible? These are the questions that Nick Prescott wants answered, and he has come to the country of Cortega in order to hopefully get the actual facts from an informant. He and two other Air Force soldiers have been hiding out for almost a year, and he wants this episode in his life to be over. A demonstration related to a recent election is taking place in the capital city, and although Nick is trying to stay clear of the huge crowd, he jumps in to rescue a female reporter who gets caught up in the violent mass of people.
Although Rebecca Parker will tackle any situation where she believes a news story needs to be reported, the TV journalist did find herself in trouble and is grateful to the handsome American who helped her. She comes to the conclusion there is also something about Nick that justifies her questioning him further, and they do talk for a short spell. When it comes time to leave, he emphatically tells her to forget about their time together and not to say anything about meeting him. The reporter in Rebecca cannot leave her doubts about Nick alone, and her inquiry brings threats into both their lives.
The bravely fearless heroine of SPECIAL OPS EXCLUSIVE certainly ruffles the generally calm nature of the hero, and this leads to numerous exchanges packed with intense emotional outbursts. Elle Kennedy has brought two individuals together whose extremely different personalities cause captivating scenes. While Rebecca does swap ideas with Nick, she is also remarkably good at instigating a course of action on her own and may not always follow the directions given to her. But I must say, while she does not always think through what she is going to do and its possible consequences, she can improvise on the spot and never gives up. Rebecca is a courageous woman whom I came to really admire. As for Nick, I have respected him from the moment he was met in the first book because of his outstanding personal traits. A true gentleman who is courteous and thoughtful, he also has a daring side and does what is required if needed. The relationship between Nick and Rebecca definitely starts off rocky, as their dissimilar views result in much friction. This does not keep their conversations from being smartly intelligent, and a number of their comments are very clever. While they may not always agree on what path to take, even when it comes to the sexual awareness of the other, there are some feelings they just cannot ignore. When they finally explore their desire, heatedly explosive responses are quickly ignited. Since this is the final book in the trilogy, ongoing secrets are ultimately exposed while other surprising revelations come to light. Nick and Rebecca are continuously being sought, and the uncertainty of when they will be threatened upped my immersion in the story. SPECIAL OPS EXCLUSIVE perfectly combines gripping conspiracies with steamy passion. An exceptional ending to The Hunted miniseries.
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Lucy Knight spent the last five years in an Italian prison. She maintains that she was unjustly convicted of man slaughter but is now relieved that her imprisonment is finally over and she can try to pick up the pieces of her tattered life. As she takes her first step to freedom, she is surrounded by flashing lights and shouting voices. The paparazzi is clamoring for her story. Just when she is totally overwhelmed, Lucy is rescued by Domenico Volpe, the brother of the man she is accused of killing and the very man she thought would stand by her.
Domenico can not believe he is really protecting the woman that killed his brother but his sister-in-law begged him to make sure Lucy would not cause more heartache for the family by talking to the press. Nether can he deny that he still feels something for Lucy although she is not the innocent that attracted him five years ago.
Best selling author Annie West never disappoints her readers, gifting us with stories filled with glamor, intrigue and passion. CAPTIVE IN THE SPOTLIGHT is a titillating improbable love story between a wrongly indicted woman and her accuser. Brilliantly talented Annie West manages to take this unlikely scenario and deliver a most satisfying happily ever after that leaves her readers sighing with enchantment.
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Like so many others, Callie Matthews came to Hollywood looking for her first big break into acting. While waiting, she had been working for Dr. Noah Foster, talented and renowned for his skills as a plastic surgeon. She finally lands a part only to have her dreams shattered by a semi.
Noah Foster knows how hard Hollywood can be on someone as innocent as Callie. When he hires Callie, he vows to protect her as he could not with someone else he loved. When Callie is badly injured, he resolves to help Callie heal not only the outside but on the inside as well. The only problem is that having her live in such close quarters may not be good for the attraction he feels. Does his bedside manner include being in that bed?
Jules Bennett is a master at creating realistic characters that hop off the pages and into our hearts. Both Noah and Callie were in so much pain but the key to resolving one person’s pain lay in the heart of the other one. House calls never looked so good as it did for Callie and her Noah. That is until misunderstandings took over. Emotion, romance, and the unknown – Hollywood House Call has it all. Jules Bennett pens stories designed to keep us up late all while satisfying our heart’s desire for love and romance.
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