Heather C’s Reviews

Book Review: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

Reviewed by Heather C

27240743Title: Duke of Pleasure
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Series: Maiden Lane #11
Hero/Heroine: Hugh Fitzroy/Alf
Genre: MF Historical Romance
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: IN THE ARMS OF DANGER

Bold. Brave. Brutally handsome. Hugh Fitzroy, the Duke of Kyle, is the king’s secret weapon. Sent to defeat the notorious Lords of Chaos, he is ambushed in a London alley-and rescued by an unlikely ally: a masked stranger with the unmistakable curves of a woman.

IN THE HEAT OF DESIRE

Cocky. Clever. Courageously independent. Alf has survived on the perilous streets of St. Giles by disguising her sex. By day she is a boy, dealing in information and secrets. By night she’s the notorious Ghost of St. Giles, a masked vigilante. But as she saves Hugh from assassins, she finds herself succumbing to temptation . . .

ONE KISS WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOREVER

When Hugh hires Alf to investigate the Lords of Chaos, her worlds collide. Once Hugh realizes that the boy and the Ghost are the same, will Alf find the courage to become the woman she needs to be-before the Lords of Chaos destroy them both?
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Coloring Book Review: Love Between the Lines by Christina Collie

Reviewed by Heather C

29775890Title: Love Between the Lines: An Adult Coloring Book for Book Lovers
Author: Christina Collie
Genre: Coloring Book
Length: 96 pages
Publisher: Forever and Forever Yours
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Available at: Forever and Forever YoursAmazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Fall in love all over again with this adult coloring book featuring 45 hand-drawn illustrations inspired by romance novels from bestselling writers Colleen Hoover, Anna Todd, S.C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, K. Bromberg, Jodi Ellen Malpas and more. Sit back, grab your pens and markers, and get ready to explore LOVE BETWEEN THE LINES.

In the pages of this book you will find:
· Designs to help you relax and reduce stress
· Hidden images and book quotes
· Each design printed on a separate page
· Elaborate drawings as well as quickie pages for when you just have a few minutes to color.

Illustrations inspired by the works of:

Anna Todd, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Colleen Hoover, S.C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, K. Bromberg, Claire Contreras, Jillian Dodd, Amy Harmon, Tiffany King, R.K. Lilley, Molly McAdams, Tara Sivec, Alessandra Torre, Mia Sheridan, J. Sterling, Katy Evans, Emma Chase, S.L. Jennings, K.A. Linde, Beth Ehemann, Tarryn Fisher, Karina Halle, Helena Hunting, Leisa Rayven, Madeline Sheehan, Harper Sloan, and K. A. Tucker
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Book Review: Scoundrel’s Seduction by Jennifer Haymore

Reviewed by Heather C

17333946Title: The Scoundrel’s Seduction
Author: Jennifer Haymore
Series: House of Trent #3
Hero/Heroine: Sam Hawkins/Elise Dunthorpe
Genre: MF Historical Romance
Length: 371 pages
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: May 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  TEMPTATION KNOWS NO BOUNDS . . .

Undercover agent Sam Hawkins has devoted his life to protecting king and country. So when he receives orders to assassinate a ruthless traitor, he doesn’t question his mission. But Sam didn’t know his deed had a witness–the beautiful and mysterious betrayer’s wife. Now he has no choice but to take her as his prisoner–one he can neither trust . . . nor resist.

Élise, Lady Dunthorpe, will do anything to escape her powerful captor–including seducing him senseless. She didn’t know of her miserable husband’s crimes, but she has secrets of her own, secrets that threaten everything she holds dear. With his piercing dark eyes and gentle touch, Sam inflames Élise’s deepest desires, but how could she ever trust a man who won’t let her go? Caught between the crown he’s sworn to serve and the woman he’s come to love, Sam will risk his heart–and his very life–to keep her safe.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Raven’s Rest by Stephen Osborne

Reviewed by Heather C

31675602Title: Raven’s Rest
Author: Stephen Osborne
Heroes: Michael Cook/Trey Ramsey
Genre: MM Romantic Suspense
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 23, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Michael Cook has left his abusive lover and settled in the small town of Banning, Illinois. Having nowhere else to go, he checks into the Raven’s Rest Inn and soon learns that the haunted reputation of the hotel is well deserved. Michael gets a job at a local café, where he meets Trey Ramsey. Though Michael has misgivings about starting up a new relationship, Trey seems to be the complete opposite of Michael’s controlling ex, so he decides to give Trey a chance.

Life at the Raven’s Rest becomes increasingly frightening when the ghost of Coleman Hollis appears in Michael’s room. Coleman seems to want something from Michael, and the mystery deepens when Michael discovers he’s the spitting image of Coleman’s lover from years ago. Together, Michael and Trey must discover why Coleman’s spirit is drawn to the Raven’s Rest—and to Michael.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Heat of the Moment by Ruby Moone

Reviewed by Heather C

31849279Title: The Heat of the Moment
Author: Ruby Moone
Heroes: Milo Callan/Robert Grange
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 12,500 words
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: September 17, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Milo Callan is convinced the disease that ravaged his legs and left him in a wheelchair as a child has damaged something inside him because, as he grows to adulthood, he only becomes aroused by men. His secluded life means he’s convinced he is alone in this until the day Robert Grange, his temporary valet, rescues him from his life inside and takes him into the summer heat, changing his life forever beneath the shade of an ancient tree.

Overwhelmed, confused, and helplessly in love, Milo struggles to deal with his feelings and pushes Robert away time after time.

When Robert can bear it no longer, he decides to leave. Beside himself with grief, can Milo find the strength to believe in himself and accept their love? Will he be able to convince Robert to stay, or has he pushed Robert away for the last time?
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Out of My Mind by A.J. Truman

Reviewed by Heather C

31676665Title: Out of My Mind
Author: A.J. Truman
Series: Browerton University #3
Heroes: Mac and Gideon
Genre: MM New Adult Romance
Length: 234 pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Mac had to be out of his mind.

Completely out of his ever-loving mind to even consider rooming with Gideon. The same guy he kissed during his freshman year who said he was straight. He’s held Mac’s mind hostage for the last two years after running out that one special night. Mac was a fan of social experiments, and this one was going to be a doozy.

Gideon doesn’t sweat anything. He was always two lies ahead of everyone. A master at spinning rock solid alibis to protect the house of cards that was his life. To Browerton University, he’s the popular guy getting over a breakup. To his family…the dutiful and responsible son. But rooming with Mac was bringing up old memories and forming new ones. First, a friendship develops, and then a late night infused with alcohol pushes them into uncharted, benefits-laden waters.

As their sexual experimentation continues, and the lies add up, both of them fight to withstand the feelings growing between them, feelings that could ruin their friendship and topple Gideon’s house of cards for good.

Out of My Mind is the 3rd book in the Browerton University series, but can be read as a standalone. It contains humor, heart, and hot guys. This book is intended for readers 18+.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Made for Sin by Stacia Kane

Reviewed by Heather C

26848737Title: Made for Sin
Author: Stacia Kane
Hero/Heroine: Speare/Ardeth
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 205 pages
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A lot of bad hands get dealt in Vegas, but E. L. Speare may be holding one of the worst: He’s cursed with the need to commit sins, and if he misses his daily quota, there’s hell to pay—literally. Fortunately, his hometown affords him plenty of chances to behave badly.

But Speare’s newest case really has him going out on a limb. The right-hand man of a notorious crime boss has been found dead in a Dumpster—minus his right hand, not to mention the rest of his arm. What catches Speare’s attention, however, is that the missing appendage was severed clean by a demon-sword, a frighteningly powerful tool of the underworld.

Speare’s out of his element, so he turns to a specialist: Ardeth Coyle, master thief, dealer in occult artifacts, and bona fide temptress. Ardeth’s hotter than a Las Vegas sidewalk on the Fourth of July, but she’s one sin Speare has to resist.

The dismembered corpses are piling up, unimaginable evil lurks in the shadows, and if this odd couple hopes to beat the odds, Speare needs to keep his hands off Ardeth, and his head in the game.
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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Mystery of Nevermore by C.S. Poe

Reviewed by Heather C

29759618Title: The Mystery of Nevermore
Author: C.S. Poe
Series: Snow & Winter #1
Heroes: Sebastian Snow/Calvin Winter
Genre: M/M Mystery Romance
Length: 230 pages
Publisher: DSP Publications
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: It’s Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective, Neil Millett. When Snow’s Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can’t let the mystery rest.

He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian’s sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he’s falling hard for the lead detective on the case, Calvin Winter. Sebastian and Calvin must work together to unravel the mystery behind the killings, despite the mounting danger and sexual tension, before Sebastian becomes the next victim.

In the end, Sebastian only wants to get out of this mess alive and live happily ever after with Calvin.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Reviewed by Heather C

26114463Title: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle #1
Heroine: Mia Corvere
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 448 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Nevernight is the first in an epic new fantasy series from the New York Timesbestselling author, Jay Kristoff.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, a sixteen year old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic ― the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church’s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.

Revenge.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coloring Book Review: Bookish – Adult Coloring Book by Martha Sweeney

Reviewed by Heather C

29600801Title: Bookish – Adult Coloring Book
Author: Martha Sweeney
Genre: Coloring Book
Length: 94 pages
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Amazon Best-Selling Author Martha Sweeney has combined the love of books and coloring!

Finally, a coloring book for book lovers, bookies, readers, bookworms, book nerds and the like. Whatever you prefer to be called, this coloring is perfect for you and anyone who has a love for books. This coloring book shares in your love of reading with over 40 different designs to color, games and interactive pages and some hidden little gems inside.

This adult coloring book is full of some of your favorite book terms and phrases such as; book lover, so many books so little time, once upon a time, and much more. Amazon Best-Selling Author, Martha Sweeney knew that a bookish coloring book needed to be created when she couldn’t find any for herself.

Pages are single sided, allowing those who prefer markets to color also. (Note: A divider is recommended when using markers.)
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