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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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