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Texas Passion by Anita Philmar

Title: Texas Passion
Author: Anita Philmar
Genre: Erotic Historical
Sighs: 5/5
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Excerpt: “Well, now, did you think I’d ever arrive?” He shut the door and tossed his hat onto the table by the door. Dark curly hair circled his head, and his dark brown eyes met hers.

“I had no doubt you’d get here eventually.” Her hands shaking, Catherine laid her book on the rocker and tried for a more seductive tone. “But I’d like to know what delayed you.”

One corner of his mouth turned up in a crooked grin, he stepped forward, and then paused. “Wait a second, don’t I know you?”

Catherine nodded and toyed with the knot holding her robe together. Should she shed her robe and try to seduce him first? Or just tell him her name?

He tilted his head slightly, and a frown formed on his lips. The subdued lighting of the lantern didn’t mask the lines marring his brow.

Apprehension slithered over her skin, and a lump the size of Texas grew in her throat. “I…uh…”

“Catherine?”

More of an accusation than a question, her name echoed in her head. “Yes, I…” She edged closer.

He shuffled backward until his back hit the door. “What the hell are you doing here?” His gaze dropped to swell of her breasts, and the cattywhumped expression on his face registered. Clarity filled her head. The man might deny it, but the heat in his eyes proved he found her appealing. Energy pulsed through her, and she untied the knot at her waist. “I decided, since we’re practically engaged, I didn’t want you sleeping with another woman.”

“Whoa, don’t even think about removing that robe.” He held out his hands to stop her, but his tongue slid over his parched lips and the blaze in his eyes sparked higher. Catherine’s confidence grew, and the doubt that had plagued her for the last few hours faded. He might resist, but she’d show him this was what they both wanted.

Review: Shorter stories (50 pages or less) normally leave me wanting more, or lacking information that I really wanted to know. But Anita Philmar’s portrayal of the characters of Texas Passion did not leave me wanting for anything. Not only were the sex scenes hot, but the woman was strong even without her man! I can’t stand the waifish woman who can’t even stand on her own two feet. I’m certain I will never have to worry about that in one of Ms. Philmar’s books.

Weaving words that do not disappoint, Texas Passion is a must read for all who love the country, Texas and a strong storyline.

Red Leather Reunion by Karen Bostrom

Title: Red Leather Reunion
Author: Karen Bostrom
Genre: Contemporary
Sighs: 5/5
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BLURB: Ron Granger never expected his twenty-fifth high school reunion to bring his heart’s desire one step closer to reality. But when Jane Hunter shows up unexpectedly—in a hot red leather dress, no less—Ron wonders if he’ll finally get a second chance to tell her how he feels.

Local TV reporter Jane Hunter never wanted to attend another Summerville High School reunion—not after the explosive split with her ex-husband twenty years ago. But the opportunity to defuse his mean-spirited campaign to smear her is too enticing to miss. Besides, she’s after something more important than compliments and envy in her killer red dress—it’s another man from her past she’s hoping to dazzle.

Unrequited love, resentment, and vengeance create a steamy mix—will the lives of these three estranged friends ever be the same?

REVIEW: Holy WOW Batman! It’s amazing how much heat you can create without actually having sex. Just Jane’s description and manners showed greatly how good of an author that Ms. Bostrom is. Each move, word, and glance had a reason and design. There was no fluff to dig through and nothing that I have to guess about. I loved every second of this book and can’t wait to get my hands on another book by Karen Bostrom.

More Than a Stud by Eliza March

Title: More Than a Stud

Author: Eliza March

Genre: Erotic

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Sighs: 3 1/2

Blurb: With her biological clock ticking away, Carina Roth, CEO and owner of a corporate security company, wants a child. On the night of her forty-second birthday, Carina’s 35-year-old corporate intel officer, Evan Douglas, offers to be her baby’s daddy. Evan not only wants to father Carina’s child, he’s ready to prove he can fulfill her every need and that, for Carina, he wants to be…more than a stud.

Eliza March certainly gives you reason to sigh in this Cougar Club title. I enjoyed the storyline Ms. March so deftly weaves for us, I just wish there had been a little bit more meat to it. Carina and Evan dive straight into a relationship with nearly no backstory. I will tell you though, the sex is steamy, and the emotion raw. This is a good read if you don’t mind a bit of meat missing from your book. Give it a chance, you won’t regret it.