Special Ops? Not for me…

The Battles Book Cover The Battles
Special Ops #1-#6
Kristina Weaver
military, thriller, literary fiction
Kindle

SHANE
Rory is my soul mate, my one, the woman who has the power to bring me to my knees. As Shane Heart I know I have a good chance at getting my woman and making her mine, but as Vasili Alexandrov, the cover I’ve had to hold for months on an op we’re running for my boss, I am nothing more than a slick Russian mobster who bought her as a slave.

BANNER
I’m a mercenary, an ex-soldier who’s spent the last years searching for Natalie Masters, the sister of my boss, my friend, my fellow Battle Dane. That’s been my whole life for these last years, so colour me surprised when I meet the woman of my dreams on this op only to have her betray me in the worst way.

BRANDON
I’ve waited years and planned the last four of them down to the nth degree to finally get the revenge I’ve been dreaming of. Unfortunately the only way for me to do that is to use Natalie Masters as bait to draw out the men who killed my little brother.

DANE
How do you hate the mother of your child and the one woman with the power to bring you to your knees? The answer is you can’t, I can’t. I need to win her back and keep her by my side no matter what because after years of pain and grief I want the happiness I had with Jazz and I want the family she was supposed to give me. I just have to protect her and keep her with me. If she’ll let me.

NOAH
She’s angry and hurt and bitter, not that I can blame Jay after she got shot in the back trying to feed my team and I information that was dangerous to know in the first place.But she’s still all mine and I want her like I have never wanted another. I just hope I can slay her dragons and be the prince she so desperately needs. If not, I don’t think Jay and I stand a chance at working through the obstacles facing the love we once had.

MORGAN
I love Lola Edmunds. I think I always have no matter how far or long I ran from the memory of the girl who saved me every night for years. I’ve spent years being a bad ass, a soldier, a man who has no ties, no love for anyone but my ragtag family known to all as the Battles. But now she’ back and I have to have her. So yeah, I’ll play dirty and use every trick in the book to get my Lola back. It’s hard though because the woman is stubborn and has no care for her life.

* Not suitable for readers below 17. These books feature bad boy, military alphas, and lots of steamy scenes.

 

Boring. I just managed to finish 1 book in hope that 2nd would be better. It wasn’t. I never finished the 2nd let alone the rest of the series.

 

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Brothers forever

Corbin Brothers Book Cover Corbin Brothers
Corbin Brothers #1-5
western, anthology, romance
Kindle

HUNTER
People weren't supposed to live through what I lived through, and most of the time, I wish I hadn't. I came away from military service fucked up beyond all recognition, slinking back to my family's cattle ranch in Texas to heal, my tail between my legs. Well, leg. Singular.

My brothers hire Hadley Parsons to put me back together again, and she's the best of the best, tough and beautiful to boot. She won't take an ounce of bullshit and she's made it her mission to see me through my recovery one way or another. With her unconventional methods, I find myself looking forward to seeing her every single day.

AVERY
Our ranch has been in our family for generations and generations, and it's said that ranching runs in Corbin blood. If that's true, though, I must not be a Corbin. I've always dreamed of doing something different — anything different — from the ranch, but blood is blood, and I can't see my brothers' dream go under. But when the ranch faces a real threat, I don't have a choice but to do the unthinkable — enter into a marriage of economics with Paisley Summers, daughter of a wealthy rancher one property over.

I've known Paisley since elementary school, but that doesn't mean I like her. Can we learn to love each other in this new arrangement, or will this marriage tear our families and our ranches apart?

EMMETT
I don't know what it's going to take for me to get noticed in this family, but I'm pretty sure it won't take very long to get my brothers' attention associating with one of the most notorious women in town.

Peyton Crow is best known for granting instant gratification to lonely souls in town, but she's a lot more than she seems. Once you get past all the sex and conflict, she has a heart of gold and a love and understanding for horses that rivals my own.

But will my brothers finally take my ideas for expanding the family ranch seriously? And will Peyton ever see that she's worth much more than anyone gives her credit for?

TUCKER
I have secrets in my past that need to stay there — things I don't talk about. But when one of those nightmares comes back to life, there's nothing I can do to hide those terrible things from my brothers any longer.

Amelia Banks makes frequent appearances in my nightmares, both of us survivors of a sadistic serial killer from my time away from the ranch as a cop. I thought that was all over and done with — it had almost killed me and driven me crazy. But when Amelia shows up on the ranch, terrified that the killer is hunting her once more, I start to realize that some things are never really other.

CHANCE
I've been taking care of the ranch and my brothers ever since our parents died, and have watched my brothers pair off with women who love them one by one. I'd like to experience some of that love, too, but I only have eyes for one woman — who happens to be our housekeeper. It would be too complicated. There would be too many factors against us being together. But I can't get her off of my mind — even as our ranch suffers a brutal attack that might end the family business for us Corbins once and for all.

There are 5 brothers in the Corbin family – no girls and all born within 10 years… popped out as their friends say ready to work the ranch.

But then their parents die and the eldest, at 18 is left with the job of bringing up the boys and also keeping the ranch going. Not so easy when the other boys don’t think they want to ranch and have other ideas – perhaps a cop, perhaps a Marine, perhaps a horse breeder and perhaps an entrepreneur.

So some leave, but come back for various reasons and this book set tells why and also finds them all a romance.

But in between there are trials and tribulations. Some relating to the ranch – cattle smuggling, drought and so on; and some relating to the girls they choose to fall for.

Nice steady set of books with enough drama to keep a contemporary romance going.

3.5. not quite  a 4 star.

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Billionaires for sale?

Billionaire Investor Book Cover Billionaire Investor
Small Town Billionaire Romance #1-5
Alexa Davis
contemporary fiction, romance, humour
Kindle

Justin is a self-made man, with millions to his name. But he also has a needy brother tagging along, spending his money almost as fast as he can make it, without any desire to pull his own weight. This leaves Justin with two choices: cut his brother loose or find a new investment.

In truth, he knows the right choice is to make his brother stand on his own, but the guilt is too much. So he starts seeking out new investments, which leads him to Annie and her combination café and bookstore.

Unfortunately, her store isn’t the right investment for him, but Annie herself is irresistible. And her daughter is just too lovely, making him start to see a new future for himself. But between his business and his brother, can he really find room in his life for Annie and her daughter?

A series of 5 books of which I only read the first as too bored to read further.

I kept saying ‘you can’t franchise the idea of a bookshop that sells coffee and cakes, and behaves as a community centre’ – and finally the heroine agreed. I really can’t even consider why anyone, even the author thought this was a good idea for an investor – so as the characters are clearly very far from business minded I decided, as they say on the Apprentice ‘You’re fired’ to the books.

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Please watch over me!

The Watchers Book Cover The Watchers
#1-6
Kristina weaver
Crime, Thriller & Mystery, anthology
Kindle

Seducing the Storm
I’m a soldier. I’m a hard man. I don’t do love and I don’t do cute but the moment I meet Lenny Coleman that is exactly what I get. The little doctor is a mess, a walking disaster and also my wet dream come to life. I should walk away and tell one of my men to protect the little doctor from the danger dogging her, but when Lenny makes me a proposition I can’t refuse and I finally get my hands on her…well the only taste I want more than my freedom is the good doctor, in my bed. Forever.

Bringing down Jericho
When someone shoots my house up and tries to hurt me I find that one hot bad boy with a grin so hot he scorches my drawers, is exactly what I need. Seems I’ve brought down the walls of Jericho and the man may just be exactly what my god girl heart desires.

Flirting with Fire
Blaze Peters is my brother’s best friend, a surly brute and possibly one of the sexiest men I have ever seen. When Jericho, my big bad brother, gets a bug up his butt about one small burglary and tiny murder attempt…I find Blaze on my doorstep and a whole lot of heat that won’t be satisfied unless I convince the big sexy soldier that resisting temptation is the last thing he wants to do.

Landing King
My name is Brett King. I don’t want a woman more than one night, maybe two if she gets the message that commitment ain’t happening. That’s how I live and I am more than happy to keep it that way. Until Kinsley Jacobs show up on my doorstep, the one woman who made me want more than one night.

All Shook Up
When a friend called and asked me to protect one of his employees, I thought this job would be a cake walk. I’d go in, find the person responsible for scaring Rosetta Mayhew and move on to my carefree existence and quick flings. What I get instead is a female Elvis impersonator and one night that permanently alters my very soul.

Owning Trace
Trace Matthews storms back into my life on a golden chariot and expects me to just forgive and forget the past? The man abandoned me years ago and broke my heart into jagged pieces that still make me bleed.

A series of 6 novels about a group of ex-army buddies who set up a private security firm.

Rather  potty mouthed and explicit in terminology, with some sexual fetishes explored, take note if you are cautious, but still fun stories about how each of the guys involved finds his ‘true love’. And the gals – despite being married to somewhat, apparently, controlling guys, find a way to manage their husbands so that they have enough independence.

Running through the stories – which involve each gal having a threat to be overcome – is that of the Watcher – a story of someone watching over all the guys but who is also using them as bait for an old enemy, in the meantime saving the guys and gals from various threats. He works for a mysterious agency we don’t learn about until the very end when the web of conspiracies

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4 Red Hot Heroines

Red Hot Divas Book Cover Red Hot Divas
Mimi Barbour
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery, Anthologies
Sarna Publishing; 1 edition
(17 July 2016)
Kindle

Special Agent Francesca (Award-winning novel) Book #1 – Undercover FBI: Violence, suspense and sizzling romance explode during Francesca’s humorous journey, fighting off the mob! Dr. Sean Collins wants to tame her! Yeah-like that’s gonna happen. Only one thing keeps Francesca motivated. Proving to her mother, the FBI “Snow Queen”, that working undercover is where she belongs.

Roll the Dice Book #2 – Vegas Series: This powerful, romantic suspense about two detectives with differing agendas - yet after the same rapist – will grab you and the continuing conflicts will keep you entranced. Kai, the bald-headed, blue-eyed, purse-carrying cowboy tries to wrestle control from his new partner, gorgeous yet grumpy Aurora, but till the shocking end she fights him… and then things really deteriorate.

Let it Ride Book #6 – Vegas Series: Lisa Jordan’s life changes drastically after she begins work as a detective in Vegas. Her new female partner is a pit-bull. Her sister passes on and she becomes guardian for her adorable, three-year-old nephew. And she sleeps with a millionaire casino owner who’s kidnapped shortly after. Their steamy one-night-stand forces her to take the case… like she has any choice.

This is an anthology set in Las Vegas where the heroines will become known to each other.

Book 1 is about an undercover FBI agent who is a Martial Arts Champion.

Books 2 and 3 are about cops in the Las Vegas Police Dept – in my opinion, the heroine in book 3 was the least convincing.

For me, Mimi Barbour writes heroines as we wished we were. They have long slim legs. They are athletic. They have beautiful hair and are admired and respected by the men they work with, and for. They are loved intensely by strong males who adore babies and small children, and who will protect them at all costs.

There is lots of humour in these stories – see the cops when they become Las Vegas showgirls with blue feathers – and in the ( nice) scenes between characters.

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