I went into this one with a bit of trepidation. The word “player” in the title gave me visions of dirty manwhores, and I HATE dirty manwhores. But I’m so glad I didn’t let my manwhore prejudice get in the way of giving this book a chance, because not only was Luke, the hero, NOT a manwhore, he was a yummy cinnamon roll of the highest order. (And he was UNBEARABLY hot and sexy and a dirty talker, so...yeah, he was pretty much my book boyfriend catnip.)
This one was a re-read for me. I’ve read everything Celia Aaron has ever written, and I’ve never rated any of her books less than a 5, I don’t think. So, it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one when I say I loved this book.
Plot overview: Archaeology student Elise encounters mystery and intrigue on the property of Garrett Blackwood while investigating her father’s disappearance under the guise of an official dig. It’s a dark romantic suspense with a side of erotica, and sort of a loose interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.
Category: Contemporary romance Publication date:06/10/2019 Kindle Unlimited:Yes Cliffhanger:No
I’ve had so many DNF books lately, folks, that I was starting to get depressed. I actually watched an episode ofDance Momsbecause I didn’t have anything to read. (I’m not proud of that. It was a low moment.) But after that rock-bottom moment, I noticed that Tia Louise had a new release, so I 1-clicked as fast as humanly possible, because THIS is a woman who has NEVER let me down. And because of her, my slump was broken.
Publication date: 07/02/2019 Kindle Unlimited: No Cliffhanger: No
My TBR list was ridiculously overflowing when this book came along, and I added it my list anyway. Why? Because it’s an office, road-trip romance with a STEM heroine and a grumpy hero. In other words, this book is my personal kryptonite. I was powerless NOT to read it.
Publication date: 06/20/2019 Kindle Unlimited: Yes Cliffhanger: No
Guest Review by mom, romance fanatic, and (someday) published author Summer Raines! This is a new-to-me author who I could get all fangirly over. This book was almost like a black hole the way it sucked me in! I was very upset when life intervened and made me put my Kindle down. I tried completing other tasks, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the story and wondering what would happen next.
Look, I realize I’ve been pretty hard on romantic suspense in the past.But there are some authors who do it so brilliantly that I never have anything to complain about. Laura Griffin, with her Tracers series in particular, is one of those unicorn authors who can write in a category I don’t especially care for and still make me adore her work. Here’s what she does right in this book, and pretty much every other book she writes:
I’ve struggled lately with books that are in Kindle Unlimited. And when I say “struggled” I mean that I’ve read some crap that has made me scratch my head and wonder how anyone could’ve even considered publishing it. But after reading this one, and its predecessor,You Complicate Me...well, I won’t say my faith in Kindle Unlimited is FULLY restored, because I’m a paranoid person and it’d take way more than 1 or 2 great books to do that, but I WILL say that I have no complaints about this author or this duet. In fact, I might even be doing a little happy dance.
Publication date: 03/15/2018 Kindle Unlimited: Yes Cliffhanger: No
Audiobook narrators: Chris Chambers and Elizabeth Hart Length: 9 Hours, 8 minutes
There’s so many things I love about this book, and I’ll get to all of them. But just to be clear, this book isn’t going to be for every romance reader, so I want to point out that if you like alphahole, manwhore heroes, you’ll want to stay far, FAR away from this one, because Ezra, the hero, is maybe the nicest, most honorable guy I’ve ever run across in Romancelandia, and I DIG THAT ABOUT HIM!! (Sorry about the shouting. *clears throat* I digress…)
Publication date: 03/08/2019 Kindle Unlimited: Yes Cliffhanger: No
This book was LOADS of fun. I might gush a little, so prepare yourselves…
First of all, the heroine, Marley, is far from at “rock bottom.” I mean, sure, things have gone wrong for her lately and she’s not thrilled to be back home in the small town she ran from after high school, but she’s not in any way broken.
Publication date: 08/31/2016 Kindle Unlimited: No Cliffhanger: No
Whether or not you like this book might depend on if you enjoyed The Hangover. Personally? I thought it was hilarious. (The sequels? Not so much. But I digress…) This book starts out kind of like The Hangover, in that Nate and Julia wake up naked in bed together with no memory of what happened to them the night before. From there, they have to piece together the previous night’s events while they’re both in Vegas (him for a friend’s wedding, her for a romance convention). The hijinks that ensue are cute, hilarious, and sexy, all at the same time.