November 2013 Archive

Hot Water

17703536by: Maggie Toussaint

Pages: 323

Published: March 25th 2013 by The Wild Rose Press

ISBN: 9781612178301

From Goodreads: Solving Mossy Bog’s first fire fatality could net police officer Laurie Ann Dinterman the promotion she desperately wants. When the state arson investigator arrives to take over the case, Laurie Ann is assigned to give the man everything he needs while keeping him alive. The fact he’s the sexiest man ever to hit town shouldn’t make a difference.

Hot on the trail of a serial arsonist, Wyatt North demands justice for his partner, the arsonist’s first victim. He’ll find the murderer or die trying–no matter how distracting the tall, lithe figure of his local partner is.

As the investigation zeroes in on a suspect uncomfortably close to Laurie Ann’s life, her cop instincts conflict with her feelings for Wyatt. Worse, the arsonist will do anything to protect his identity. Can Laurie Ann accept the truth in time…or will she and Wyatt go up in flames?


I found this book really interesting. I absolutely loved the interaction between these two characters. I’m not necessarily the biggest romantic suspense fan out there, since I’m more likely to pick up something paranormal or fluffy, but these are the kind of hero and heroine I look for when I do pick one up. Laurie is smart and determined and is the kind of heroine that you can relate to and look up to at the same time. I liked that while she wanted love, she didn’t absolutely need it to make herself feel complete. She’s okay on her own. Wyatt is, of course, the kind of hero you can drool over for a whole bunch of different reasons. This book was full of action and I never felt that either the action or the romance took up more time than the other. Everything was very equally balanced and well written. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and I think that anyone looking for a romantic suspense to pick up need look no further. 🙂

Cupcakes: Romantic SuspenseRomantic SuspenseRomantic SuspenseRomantic Suspense

Wolf’s Paradox

18048722by: Margaret Taylor

Published: June 2nd, 2013

ISBN: B00D553XE2

From Goodreads: Kathy Granite is not your ordinary writer. She’s a Weaver – a spinner of great tales and has the ability to write or rewrite the history of a world. Only one problem, she doesn’t know it. She’s spent the last six years telling the stories of people dragged to Earth from a variety of places by her Layren Protector, Ronon Wulfdrak.

Ronon has spent that same time keeping Kathy in the dark and only brought her people who simply want their story told. He’s carefully chosen who would appear and even though she’s become quite the sensation in our world, she’s clueless as to her effect on any others. Ronon aims to keep it that way and hopes she’s safely hidden from his own people. For, if anyone finds out what she really is, they will tear her apart to get at her power.


This book was awesome! I thought it was hysterical and it drew me in right from the very beginning. I’ve always loved books where the author is causing something or is involved in the story somehow. I think it’s so unique a concept and this one was better than any others with this kind of a situation. I loved the characters and I love the transformation Kathy goes through over the course of the story. I read it in almost one sitting because I didn’t want to stop. It’s a good sign when a book makes you want to ignore the rest of the world and this one succeeded. If you’re a fan of funny, fast-paced, well-written and interesting novels, then this is a good one for you. I’d recommend it to any fantasy fans. This is the second book I’ve read by this author and I loved both of them. I would be happy to read any books this author writes, so if there’s any more I hope I get a copy soon. 😉 Seriously, this is worth the read and I would definitely recommend it!

Cupcakes: Paranormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban FantasyParanormal Urban Fantasy

Buy this from Amazon: Wolf’s Paradox (The Layren Series)

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One Night’s Desire

roses2by: Rue Allyn

Published: July 15th 2013 by Crimson Romance

ISBN: 9781440567186

From Goodreads: A woman on the run: Rustlers, claim jumpers, and fire—nothing will stop Kiera Alden from reuniting her family. But an accusation of murder threatens her dreams and sets Marshall Evrett Quinn on her trail. She may be able to escape prison bars and eventually prove her innocence, but she can’t escape Ev’s love.

A lawman in hot pursuit: Marshall Evrett Quinn is relentless in pursuit of law-breakers, and pretty Kiera Alden is no exception. Clever and courageous, she evades him until a chance encounter turns the tables. Finally he has this elusive desperado under arrest, but success is bittersweet when she captures his heart.


I love this series. 🙂 This is the second one I’ve read and I would love to get my hands on more. Kiera is a very strong heroine. I love that because she’s someone that doesn’t need a man. I think it’s the best romances where the man isn’t needed. She prefers to save herself, but it’s too proud to accept help if it’s offered and she could use it. I really liked her and it’s not very often that I actually like the heroine. Normally, I’m more interested in the hero. Of course, I loved Everett as well. I think both of their characters were extremely well-written. That’s something I really like about this series. The backstories are rich and everything is written so well that you really get to know these characters. They feel multi-dimensional, which is how it’s supposed to be. 🙂 I read this book very quickly. It kept me wanting more. I’d definitely recommend this book to romance fans. It’s a bit of historical and suspense all rolled into one and it’s one of the best romance series I’ve read recently. I wasn’t too sure about it when I started because it’s not the kind of historical I normally read, but I loved all of it. 🙂

Cupcakes:  Historical romanceHistorical romanceHistorical romanceHistorical romance

Buy this from Amazon here: One Night’s Desire: Book 2 of the Wildfire Love Series (Crimson Romance)

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