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Deacon’s Touch by Callie Croix

Title:Deacon’s Touch
Author:Callie Croix
Genre: Erotica
Buy Link:http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=182&products_id=840
4 sighs

Review –

When Jessica agrees to go to the Dumen Ranch for Bridgette’s bachelorette party she never expected to meet a man like Deacon. Jessica envisioned a quiet weekend enjoying the outdoors and having some fun with the girls but after meeting Deacon those are the last things on her mind. Will Jessica find the fun she longs for this weekend or will she let it pass her by?

I really enjoyed meeting Deacon and Jessica. Deacon is a strong man inside and out. He may be a little battle scarred but Jessica sees past that to the man that Deacon truly is. Jessica is a confident woman who loves with all her heart. The two make a wonderful couple. Watching their relationship grow made for a great read. There is so much depth and emotion through out their story. The love that they show for each other shines through in everything that they do even as they try to fight it. Deacon is such a good man and tries so hard to fight his feelings for Jessica all because he thinks he is not worthy of someone like her. I loved seeing both Jessica and Deacon ready to fight for their love and never give up on it.

Callie Croix does a great job of bringing these characters and their world to life. This book grabbed me right from the very first page and had me glued to my seat turning the pages and hoping that Jessica and Deacon would find their happy ever after.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

Dustin’s Gamble by J.J. Ranger

Dustin's Gamble

Title: Dustin’s Gamble
Author: J.J. Ranger
Genre: erotica
Buy Link: http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=87&products_id=844

Sighs: 4 sighs

Review –

It has been years since Shannon has been back to the Dumen Ranch. Even all those years when she returned home to she never dared to come back to the ranch. Always afraid of the pain that a visit would bring she avoided the ranch and more importantly Dustin Dumen every visit home but now she is back and must not only deal with her past but her Grandmothers passing as well.

I have loved each and every one of my visits to the Dumen Ranch and this visit was no different. Shannon and Dustin are a great couple. Shannon is an independent woman who loves with all her heart and Dustin is a strong man who tries to give Shannon the room she needs to make her own choices. Even after all these years apart the love is still strong between Shannon and Dustin but misunderstandings and their past may keep them apart. I loved watching the two rekindle their relationship and seeing them try to work through it all was a wonderful read. This is a fast paced story full of strong emotions that pulls the reader in right from the start. Not only do we get a hot read but we also get a beautiful romance with this book.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

Dane’s Restraint by J.J. Ranger

Title: Dane’s Restraint
Author: J.J. Ranger
Genre: Erotica
Buy Link: http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=87&products_id=886

Sighs: 4 sighs

Review –

Tired of being the shy and quiet one Sara decides that she is going to let loose at her cousin’s bachelorette party this weekend. When she meets Dane she throws all caution to the wind and hopes for the best. Only things may not go as easy as Sara plans when her ex boyfriend decides he wants her back. As if she doesn’t have enough to worry about as she tries her luck at seducing one hot cowboy.

I really enjoyed this story. Dane is a good man. He may not be looking for love and someone to settle down with but it looks as if love has found him. I loved Sara; she is a strong woman when she needs to be. Watching Sara find her self as she begins to try to seduce Dane was a great read. The two make a wonderful couple. The sparks ignite right from the beginning and seeing them grow into so much more as the story goes on made for a nice read. Not only do Sara and Dane burn up the pages but they also find love. This author does a wonderful job of bringing the Dumen Ranch and its inhabitants to life. Making the reader feel as if they are visiting family not just characters in a book. This fast paced read grabbed my attention right from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I enjoyed my visit to the ranch and hope that I get to visit again sometime soon.

Reviewed by Gabrielle

Taste Of Candy by Shoshanna Evers

Title: Taste Of Candy
Author: Shoshanna Evers
Genre: Erotica
Buy Link: http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=833

Sighs: 4 sighs

Review –

Many of us have had the fantasy of catching and keeping that rocker bad boy. In this book Candace gets to live that fantasy out. Winning a date with lead singer Dave Roads begins Candace’s journey. Never in her wildest dreams did Candace think that anything like this would ever happen to someone like her. Dave is more than just a bad boy and he finds that he has more than a passing fancy when it comes to Candace but will she take a chance on him?

I enjoyed watching Candace and Dave hit it off. I got to watch their relationship bloom from attraction to so much more. The sparks ignite from the start between the two and turn into fireworks as the story proceeds. Dave is a wonderful man and continues to show Candace just how much he cares for her all the way to the end. I loved watching Candace bloom under his love and she finds herself enjoying some BDSM play along the way. The two make a wonderful couple. So in tune with each other and willing to fight for their love, making this one hot read. This book not only brings us a hot and daring read but also a wonderful romance. Fast – paced and full of emotion this is a book that should not be missed.

Gabrielle

Rawhide: Slapping Leather by Desiree Holt

Title: Rawhide: Slapping Leather
Author: Desiree Holt
Genre: BDSM
Buy Link: http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=177&products_id=835

Sighs: 3.5
Reviewed by Gabrielle

Review –

How does a person know that they have met the one person that is perfect for them? Would you be able to tell? Ranch owner Elizabeth Gillibrand may have met her match in Alex Wright. The sparks ignite right from their very first meeting and only burn more intensely as the story goes on. The two make a wonderful couple but Elizabeth cannot commit to more than a few play sessions. As Alex tries to win Elizabeth’s trust we see her begin to open up again and enjoy herself. Elizabeth is a strong woman who finally decides to take a chance and try to live her life again. While the relationship between Elizabeth and Alex was a hot read I would have liked to see a little more depth and interaction between the two outside of the club. There is not a lot of attention paid to Elizabeth’s past and her intimacy problems. I think that a little more attention to those things would have made this a better read for me.

 
While this book may have not been a favorite for me I still enjoyed the book. The author does a good job of keeping the reader’s interest. I was pulled into Elizabeth and Alex’s world right from the beginning and kept turning those pages to see if they would find their happy ever after.

Saddle Up by Marie Tuhart

Title: QuickSilver Ranch: Saddle Up
Author: Marie Tuhart
Genre: Contemporary erotica, BDSM
Buy Link: http://www.wilderroses.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=87&products_id=831

Sighs: 3.5 sighs
Reviewed by Gabrielle

Review -

After her good friends wedding Angie finds herself making a deal with Jared. Spending two weeks with him alone can’t be all that bad right? Will Angie be as brave as she pretends to be or will Jared’s sexual preferences scare her away? Only time will tell but that time is limit. Maybe if they both let the other in they will find what they have been searching for.

I enjoyed watching the relationship between Angie and Jared grow. Not only must Angie make some hard decisions she finds herself giving her heart away as well. Angie is a strong woman who has been through so much in her life yet every time she is knocked down she gets right back up and brushes herself off. I loved her determination and her guts to try things even when she was afraid. Jared may be a hard man to please but he may have met his match in Angie. He needs to find love just as bad as everyone else. Jared may want things a bit more on the rough side but he is always a caring and watchful Dom. Seeing the two together and watching their reactions makes for one hot read. The two make a great couple. The sparks begin right from the start and quickly turn into a full-blown fire. The love that they share shines through in everything that they do. If only the two could put aside their own fears and embrace what they have.

This is the second book in the series. While it is not necessary to read the first book you will get a better understanding of the characters and their world if you do. I will remind that This book does contain strong sexual interaction and a ménage. I enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing more from this author in the future.

The Big Bad by Nina S. Gooden

Title: The Big Bad . . . Riding Hood Tales Book One
Author: Nina S. Gooden
Genre: Paranormal
Buy Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=177_136&products_id=4528

Sighs: 4.5

Reviewed by Gabrielle

In this story, we find a new version of the little girl with a red hood. Roux finds herself in a strange new world where she is the center of all the chaos. Can she trust Aldrich or will he be the death of her? Just whom can they trust, if not each other, to figure out who wants them out of the picture?

The Big Bad is a great story, with wonderful characters that are full of emotions and depth. Roux is a woman who longs for love, especially from her father, but is continually disappointed by him. Yet, even after so much disappointment, she is more than willing to open her heart when she meets Aldrich and let love in. She is a strong woman, who is always ready to fight for those that she cares about and watching Roux find not only herself, but love as well, makes for a very entertaining read. Aldrich is an honorable man, who will do anything for his mate and wishes only to make her happy. As the two figure out who and what is going on, the love for each other grows stronger and burns up the pages.

This author does an exceptional job of pulling the reader into a wondrous world full of wolves and magic. I truly enjoyed this visit into Roux and Aldrich’s world and hope to come back and visit again soon.

The Arcane by Mur Rathbun

Title: The Arcane
Author: Mur Rathbun
Genre: Paranormal romance
Buy Link: The Arcane

Sighs: 4.5 sighs

Review –

This book is a wonderful read with characters full of depth and emotions. Adame is a demon who finds himself summoned to Earth by a witch. Roseline has no idea how she summoned him, let alone how to send him back. Yet she feels drawn to him and wants to protect him as much as she can. The two must work together and find a way for him to get back home before it is to late and the evil he fights gains the upper hand.

Right from the start Adame and Roseline endeared themselves to me. Roseline is more than willing to try and help her coven even after her past mishaps. Adame is a good man who fights for those that he cares for and will do what ever it takes to keep them all safe. The two make a great couple. The bond of trust that begins to form between them was nice and seeing that trust turn to love was a wonderful read. Not only are the main characters entertaining but the secondary characters make an impression as well. I just loved the bantering between Roseline and Ashley when they see Adame wear jeans.

From start to finish this book was entertaining, never a dull moment in it. I kept turning the pages to see what would happen next. The author does a great job of mixing the romance and action together. I would love to see more books from this world, especially with Adame’s brothers and Dakkar.

Reviewer – Gabrielle

Seamless By Tara S. Nichols


Title: Seamless
Author: Tara S. Nichols
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Buy Link: Seamless
4 sighs

This story was a quick and hot read. Tara S. Nichols writes a funny and sweet story all rolled up in one. Geoff is a great character. Feeling unsure of himself he lets his sister make him over so he can be more confident when he asks Bridgette out. As Geoff is composing himself at Bridgette’s door he hears her in distress and runs in to save the day. Bridgette’s distress turns into much more after Geoff’s attempt to save the day but his actions afterwards were not only hilarious but romantic as well. Making most women wish they had such a wonderful man and such a great story to tell about how they actually started dating. This short story was a great introduction to this author. My only complaint would be that it was too short. I would have loved to know more about this couple and their escapades. If you are looking for a great quick read this is one that should not be missed. I know I will be looking for more stories from Tara S. Nichols in the future.