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A Member of the Council

16041732by: Lynn Cahoon

Pages: 82

Published: November 5th 2012 by Lyrical Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616504243

From Goodreads: A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.

Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks donÆt show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother’s warnings that sheÆs different, well, she’ll cross that bridge if she comes to it.

But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.

Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? HeÆs a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council’s rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretaryÆs dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.
A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance

 

This was a very quick read. I knocked it out in one day, no problem. It was a nice little escape from the world and since it was in once of my favorite genres, of course I enjoyed it. This was a nice setup for the next one as well. (That review will come later.) I was intrigued by the introduction and was interested to know more about the world that this author was setting up. I liked the hero and heroine’s instant connection. Their personalities are a little different than your basic paranormal hero and heroine, so I liked getting to feel the chemistry between them. It felt really unique. The ending does leave you wanting more, so be prepared to read the next one. It’s not a story you’re going to be able to be done with after just reading this. You won’t be satisfied. This is quite a unique paranormal world and I loved how much everyday stuff there was to deal with. I always enjoy when the magical and normal worlds collide. If you’re an urban fantasy fan, go ahead and give this a try. 🙂

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Risking Delaney

by: Rhonda Leah

Published: April 18th 2011 by Lyrical Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1616502622

From Goodreads: A few weeks of great sex, sure. A lifetime of danger–hell no.

Running the family campground was the last thing Brock Chandler wanted. But, when it’s dumped on him, he makes big plans. Incorporating extreme sports into the thriving business is his top priority…until his grandfather, the majority stockholder, says he has a corporate buyer and wants to sell.

Delaney Breaux is giving up the rat race in Manhattan and heading home to New Orleans. Leaving her job as a busy marketing executive is the one thing she’ll miss. Spending a few weeks with her about-to-be-married best friend seems like a good transition. Instead it turns into an adventurous detour.

Brock Chandler is a walking ad for danger and she’s lived her life for security. When their worlds collide for a second time anything can happen.

Content warning: This story contains explicit sex, strong language, and men who live for danger

 

I really liked this novella. What I thought made it really refreshing was the fact that the heroine had reasons for wanting to keep herself from falling head over heels for Brock, and they were all legitimate reasons. Something that drives me crazy with a lot of romances is when the heroine just seems to randomly come up with reasons just so they can continue to not be together for a little longer. Delaney has real reasons. She lost someone to a dangerous life before and she knows that realistically people don’t form life-long relationships on the type of foundation that she and Brock laid. I thought this story line was a lot more complex than a lot of romances I’ve read and it’s shorter than a lot that I’ve read too! This is definitely something worth picking up if you’re looking for something romantic that is grounded in more realistic moments. I would recommend this to romance readers who are looking for something that’s a little more substantial than your everyday romance. It’s also something that can be read in a very short period of time. I read this in a day. It’s fun to be able to find books like that sometimes and this is a great one. 🙂

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About Last Night

by: Rhonda Leah

Pages: 63

Published: August 16th 2010 by Lyrical Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1616501804

From Goodreads: Her life is an endless string of disasters. When Misty McNeil is arrested for breaking and entering, calling Tanner Theroit to bail her out seems like a good idea…until he asks what’s so important she’d risk going to jail for. Admitting she was trying to retrieve a gift he’d given isn’t something she wants to confess. Misty’s night in the slammer is only the tip of the iceberg. Her life quickly takes a turn for the worse. With only one week to move out of her apartment, she turns – yet again – to Tanner to bail her out. Tanner is determined to prove he wants nothing less than all of her. Too bad Misty has a been-there-done-that attitude when it comes to relationships. But…will Tanner be the one man who can offer her a deal she can’t refuse? Content warning, explicit sex, strong language and a sexy, hard bodied construction worker turned executive.

 

I normally don’t read novellas, but I’m thinking I may have to change that way of thinking. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I think that’s because I didn’t think that novellas necessarily had the type of in-depth character development that I enjoy when I’m reading regular novels. This one had it though and I loved reading how Misty and Tanner dealt with the situation at hand as well as how they struggled with their feelings for each other. I’ve always liked romances where the characters have always had a thing for each other. I think that’s because it reminds me of all of the stories that would play out in my head as a kid when I thought that I’d end up with the guy I had a crush on for so long. 🙂 Of course, I’ve grown up and realized that doesn’t happen very often and it’s very good that it doesn’t, but some people do find love in this way and it’s really fun to read about. It was a very quick read, but there’s a lot more to it than just an entertaining romance. I’d tell any romance fan that is looking for a new author with rich entertaining stories to look no further. 🙂

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