RATING: READ IT
Made for Him: A Mafia Baby Romance by Rae Lynn Blaise – So when Laurelin Paige recommends a book, you just have to check it out, right? Well…I do! This was the first book I’ve read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. The sex was hot right from the beginning, making me blush. Jessica + Matteo have a one night stand that ends up with Jessica pregnant. I know, I know…we’ve seen this story before. What you don’t see is the twist coming! No spoilers here, so you’ll have to read. I thought the story was great and I read it all in one sitting. My only complaint would be that the story was too short and I could have used more story. But I really enjoyed the book and would definitely read something by her again. Thanks for the recommendation, Laurelin!
Vortex (SAI Book 1) by Lea Hart – I love this group of characters! I’ve read some other books by Lea Hart and she always writes alpha men and strong women who know what they want. Sometimes, that’s not always a big alpha male! Vortex is the first in her new series, SAI, and we meet Joel, a retired SEAL, and Vivi, a doctor. Both of them have lost their significant others and don’t think love is in the books for them. They know each other through Vivi’s sister. Joel always felt something for Vivi, he just didn’t want to accept those feelings. There’s a solid story about people who are after Vivi and trying to steal drugs from her clinic as well as settle a personal score with her. Joel finds that the more time he spends with her, the more he can’t bear to let her go. It was a good story about slightly older characters (late 30s) finding love for the second time. The supporting cast around Joel + Vivi were loveable and fun as well. I hope they all get their stories told in this series.
Home for Three by Nicole Stewart – Are you looking for a steamy ménage? If so, look no further! This was a little different for me in the respect that in most of the MFM books I’ve read, it’s a M/F couple who pick up a male third. Home for Three is a M/M couple who pick up a female third. I loved that they didn’t all hop in the sack right away and that they set out to build a friendship. A friendship that turns into so much more. We have Kess + Jack, who have both been burned by love before and are afraid of relationships. And Welwyn, who just flies by the seat of his pants and has walked away from all of his relationship as friends, so he doesn’t understand the heartbreak. The three of them complete each other. I loved the characters and how the threesome seemed so natural. And, of course, the hot and steamy parts are always a bonus. Good read!
Dylan (Bachelors of the Ridge Book 1) by Karla Sorensen – I love when the heroine is a quirky character and I adored Kat in this book! She was a foster kid and doesn’t believe that anyone could want to be in her life for any amount of time, much less love her. She doesn’t let anyone get close and passes it off as, ‘they don’t like her because of her quirks’. Dylan has a large, loving family that he left behind when he moved to Colorado. He is the type of guy that we ladies dream about! Hot, knight in shining armor, loving, great with dogs – the total package. Their relationship starts out as a friends-with-benefits set up. Now, we all know how that’s going to end! Both of them are convinced that’s all they want, until it becomes so much more. I loved these characters and the supporting crew around them. Dylan’s family and friends helped to not only bring out some of Dylan’s character, but Kat’s as well. I will have to go back and read the other books which have Dylan’s family in them and hope that his friends’ books are coming! Very enjoyable read!
As of 6.23.16, all four titles are all available on Kindle Unlimited.