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Reap Not the Dragon by Debra Kristi

Larena, April 8, 2015




Contemporary, Paranormal Romance


Sebastian isn’t going to follow commands anymore no matter what the higher powers want. He has an agenda of his own. He is determined to find Kyra and help her recover her memory.

His plan is going better than expected for the would-be Reaper. Just as life is starting to look up for Sebastian his metaphorical sickle gets caught in a web of complications.

When it comes to Sebastian and Kyra things are never smooth.

An unexpected and unwelcome detour takes Sebastian into a grave situation. The cards he has been dealt are misfortune and misunderstanding. The events are not in his favor.

Being a young Reaper makes him the target of creatures from hell that all want a piece of him. If he ends up dead he can accept that because he has a more grievous beast to worry about. Sebastian will venture into the heart of an all-powerful fire demon to save the woman he loves.

Sebastian needs to find a missing dragon along with the key to Kyra’s missing memory and manage to not be devoured by sinister beasts. He also needs to make sure he isn’t consumed by his own demons either.


This second book picks up were the first one left off quite nicely. While it answers some of the question left from the first book it gives readers some more questions that they will be dying to have the answers to and it also ends with a bit of cliffhanger. This is proving to be an interesting series that keeps readers hooked as they will want to find out just were this one is going to take them and how ultimately it will end. The characters are complex and make for a story that pulls readers in as they venture into the world of the story. When readers get to the last page they will be mourning the fact that they will have to wait for the next book to come out to get more from this fascinating world. This is one world worth getting lost in.


Received a review copy.
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Harlequin Romantic Suspense #1840: The Marine's Temptation by Jennifer Morey
Harlequin Romantic Suspense #1840: The Marine's Temptation

Larena, April 8, 2015



Contemporary, Romantic Suspense


Georgia Mason is a librarian that has seen what money can do to people. She has seen a wealthy Adair ruin her stepmother’s life. She is also determined not to get involved with his son, Carson. Carson might be a former special ops soldier who showers her with gifts and he might be hot but she isn’t going to let that change her mind. As Carson searches for his long-lost stepbrother and also searches for the traitor behind his last mission that was botched, it makes it very hard for Georgia to hate him especially when he is the sexiest man she has ever met. Carson protects Georgia when her life is threatened and by doing so it ignites the passion between them. Georgia is finding that just maybe the love of money isn’t the root of all evil. There might be more to Carson to respect, trust and love.



The story plot starts with a good idea but doesn’t quite reach its potential. While the story isn’t bad at times the way it jumps between scenes makes it a little confusing to follow. The characters are a little too one dimensional, specifically, the book would have made for a great read if the characters feelings and thoughts would have been explored a little more. For example, Georgia’s reaction to different situations makes it difficult to connect with her. For readers looking to read a book for light reading this one would work. Sadly the potential was there but didn’t quite deliver. Some readers might find it still worth checking out as things work out in the end, but it could have much better if the characters were developed a bit more.


Received a review copy


I give this one 3-1/2 red roses

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Montana Hamiltons #1: Wild Horses by Bj Daniels
Montana Hamiltons #1: Wild Horses

Larena, March 26, 2015

Contemporary, Romantic Suspense


Beartooth, Montana


One impulsive moment on a two-lane highway cost Livie Hamilton more than she could imagine.

Cooper Barnett is a determined cowboy that feels a man is responsible for his own prosperity. What he has sacrificed to get a piece of Beartooth, Montana for himself and his fiancée, Livie, no one could know or guess. What he is willing to do for love no one knows. At least until someone’s twisted vendetta threatens their happy ending, one that should have happened long ago.

Livie is keeping more than one secret from her fiancé. One fateful mistake is just the beginning. She was victimized during a blizzard by a man she mistakenly thought she could trust. Now she is pregnant and isn’t sure who the father is. With the threat of exposure by a blackmailer, she now must confess all to Cooper and trust that he will still protect her. When the truth comes out she might end up losing the only man she has ever loved or something even worse.


This is part of a series set in and around the small town of Beartooth that makes for a wonderful return to the town and population. It will have readers wondering how it is possible to have so much happening in such a small town but makes for a series that is fun and interesting to revisit time and time again. It has plenty of action and suspense that the reader will never guess just what is going to happen next. It will also have readers hoping for more from Beartooth. While the story can easily be read as a standalone readers will find it much better if they read the other books in the series first. Readers who enjoy westerns or contemporaries will find an amazing series in this one. Even readers that don’t enjoy westerns will find themselves loving this series. It is definitely one to check out.

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Harlequin Intrigue #1553: Deception Lake by Paula Graves
Harlequin Intrigue #1553: Deception Lake

Larena, March 25, 2015

Contemporary, Romantic Suspense


Deception Lake, Tennessee

Jack Drummond is a cowboy whose rodeo days have come and gone. Now it seems he is in for a different ride of a lifetime. A ride that has life hanging in the balance. He unexpectedly runs into an old flame, Mara Jennings. Which sets off a series of events that Jack never saw coming.

One problem is that Mara isn’t anything like the woman Jack knew. She looks and sounds like Mara but is completely different now. The passions that are reignited between them aren’t enough to hide the fact that she is harboring a very big secret. She is also hiding out from an even bigger enemy. The truth may be the only way they will be able to stay alive. Then again the truth just might tear them apart permanently.



This is a story that slowly builds at the beginning but once it catches some speed it doesn’t stop until the very end. It is part of a series but readers won’t have any problems following the story as it unfolds. This book has enough twists and turns to keep readers on their toes as it all comes out and reveals an ending that doesn’t disappoint in the least. While readers might guess some of the secrets there are enough others that will keep them turning the pages. It will also have them wanting to read the rest of the series to learn more about this particular world.
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Harlequin Intrigue #1553: Deception Lake by Paula Graves
Harlequin Intrigue #1553: Deception Lake

Larena, March 25, 2015

Contemporary, Romantic Suspense


Deception Lake, Tennessee

Jack Drummond is a cowboy whose rodeo days have come and gone. Now it seems he is in for a different ride of a lifetime. A ride that has life hanging in the balance. He unexpectedly runs into an old flame, Mara Jennings. Which sets off a series of events that Jack never saw coming.

One problem is that Mara isn’t anything like the woman Jack knew. She looks and sounds like Mara but is completely different now. The passions that are reignited between them aren’t enough to hide the fact that she is harboring a very big secret. She is also hiding out from an even bigger enemy. The truth may be the only way they will be able to stay alive. Then again the truth just might tear them apart permanently.



This is a story that slowly builds at the beginning but once it catches some speed it doesn’t stop until the very end. It is part of a series but readers won’t have any problems following the story as it unfolds. This book has enough twists and turns to keep readers on their toes as it all comes out and reveals an ending that doesn’t disappoint in the least. While readers might guess some of the secrets there are enough others that will keep them turning the pages. It will also have them wanting to read the rest of the series to learn more about this particular world.
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