Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Werewolf's Wife by Michele Hauf

Review of The Werewolf's Wife by Michele Hauf

Published: April 3, 2012

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: "The legacy he must obey…

The child she must save…

The man who threatens to fulfill her every fantasy…and break her heart.

Alpha wolf Ridge Addison left his wife in Las Vegas, vowing to put their one reckless night of passion behind him and return to his clan. Thirteen years later he needs a divorce so he can become pack leader. Yet he’s never forgotten the sensuous witch whose life he saved…or the knee-buckling kisses he still craves.

After they parted, Abigail tried banishing Ridge from her memory. Now her heart belongs only to her son. But when the boy is kidnapped, she knows she alone can’t save him. Though Abigail’s body still aches for Ridge, she’s willing to give him his freedom in exchange for his help. But who will shield her heart from the only man she’s ever let claim her, body and soul?"

The Werewolf's Wife by Michele Hauf is an inspiring story about knowing what you want out of life and knowing you deserve it. I love Michele Hauf and am a big fan of her writing so much so that I am not surprised I feel in love with this story and her characters so easily. I love that as readers we are sucked back into a world in which reality is so much bigger than what people consider normal or even standard.  Getting to know Ridge more as a character is a real treat because he is a walking contradiction of himself, he possesses the whole package.  Re-meeting Abigail and finding out about her past as well as her past with Ridge was addicting.  Throughout the entire story I was rooting for Ridge to get his future he clearly wanted for himself.  I don't want to give anything away about this story because that's what makes reading this story so enjoyable, the twists and turns. In short, I give The Werewolf's Wife by Michele Hauf 5 smirks because I couldn't put it down and the ending was a moment when readers will say "FINALLY!"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Goddess In The Middle by Stephanie Julian

Review of Goddess In The Middle by Stephanie Julian

Published: July 3, 2012

4 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: "Amity, the Goddess of Health, works as a medical aesthetist, using her remaining goddess powers to help people heal their spirits. Her profession soon brings two masculine Etruscan werewolves, Remy and Rom, into her life. The two werewolves have been searching for a woman powerful enough to handle both of them, but they've never met a woman strong enough...until they meet Amity. Together they must use the power generated by their love to kill a vicious demon and keep him locked away forever, or risk losing everything."

Goddess In The Middle by Stephanie Julian is a supernatural story about possibilities. What I really love about this story is how Amity, Remy, and Rom all seem to heal one another and find what they have all really been looking for.  This story takes on a life of its own with surprising revelations and unique characters who will make you wonder if their story is next.  Goddess In The Middle is a sensual, erotic, adventurous, funny, enlightening story that will have readers begging for more.  I give Goddess In The Middle by Stephanie Julian 4 smirks because the characters are ones who will live in readers minds forever.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Immersed In Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz

Review of Immersed In Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz

Published: February 28, 2012

4 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: "The Manhattan Mermaids: Believed to be the most beautiful women in the city, they entertain wealthy, powerful men in an exclusive club called Fathoms....and are all virgins. Derek Prince doesn't believe they really exist, until he meets the stunningly sensual Xenia. She drives him wild with desire, but giving in to temptation means losing her position at Fathoms. Derek is incredibly turned on by the thought of being Xenia's first...but will he be willing to wait for her?"

Immersed In Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz is a short erotic story about fairytales coming to life.  While Xenia may not be a real mermaid, she certainly plays the part of someone who is uniquely in their own world.  Derek on the other hand has a complete reality check after meeting Xenia and realizes he wants more out of life.  This extremely virginal story is so fantasy filled, it should be illegal since there is no real sex involved (at least not until later).  Immersed In Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz is captivating, sweet, pure, and erotic.  I give it 4 smirks or should I say fish.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Harder They Fall by Trish Jensen

Review of The Harder They Fall by Trish Jensen

Published: May 1, 2012

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: "Food fight, love match, or both? She’s a lovable klutz trying to save her family’s restaurant chain. He’s a stuffed shirt angling to buy it. Who will trip up and fall in love first?

Darcy Welham’s dad is ready to sell his five-star restaurants and retire, but she’s determined to prove she can be trusted to keep the family business going. Darcy’s sure it’s what her mother would have wanted. Only one problem: her life turns into a comedy show when she’s nervous. Pratfalls, spills, slips and fires—all in a day’s misadventures for Darcy. She can’t even wait on tables without dumping food into the customers’ laps. When supper lands on a sensitive area of businessman Michael Davidson’s finely creased trousers, he tries to have his gorgeous but careless waitress fired, only to discover that she’s the person he has to win over if he wants to buy the restaurant chain for his bosses.

From that antagonistic start, Darcy and Michael soon find that there’s more to each other than first expected. She’s clumsy because she’s got low self-esteem. She may be a disaster as a waitress, but she’s a genius as a cook, with a talent for creating mouth-watering new dishes. Darcy begins to realize that Michael is not a stuffed shirt at heart—he’s patient, strong and brave, which any man who dates Darcy has to be, because she turns into a Danger Zone every time he makes her heart flutter."

The Harder They Fall by Trish Jensen is a laugh out loud, hilarious story about being yourself and finding the one who loves you because of it.  Darcy is a very matter of fact character whose frankness is both endearing and oddly funny.  Michael is an uptight character who starts to loosen up once he's been in Darcy's company.  Though these two characters do not make sense as a couple, but they really do complement one another and reveal one another's true path.  I love the courtship of Darcy and Michael, how it evolves to something more than business with Michael as soon as he spends significant amount of time with Darcy.  I also love how clumsy Darcy is except when she feels confident.  All in all this is a must read, own, and recommend book I give 5 smirks to.