Wednesday, April 22, 2015

REVIEW : Hot Alphas by Lora Leigh, Laurelin McGee, Shiloh Walker, Kate Douglas


SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE : May 19, 2015
In Erin's Kiss by Lora Leigh, ex-Marine Turk has become Erin's sworn protector. The target of her CIA-operative brother's foes, Turk is the only port Erin has to cling to in a storm. He promised her brother long ago never to touch her--but how can he resist a woman who aches to be with him as much as he burns for her?
In misTaken by Laurelin McGee, Jaylene is an independent woman whose feminist values run deep. The last thing she wants is a man telling her what to do. Until she meets her mysterious new neighbor. He makes her realize that you can still be strong and relinquish control... in the bedroom. But as their passion consumes them, Jaylene isn't sure he is who he says he is.
In Burn for Me by Shiloh Walker, Tate longs to spend his nights with Ali, a woman he's loved for years. But while Ali's heart aches for him, her head has reservations. Ali knows that Tate has unresolved anger that is a force to be reckoned with...but the heat that blazes between them is undeniable. Now both Tate and Ali are left to wonder: Can love really conquer all?
In Tangled by Kate Douglas, Nate shows up to work at Tangled Vineyards ready to do what he loves best--craft award-winning wines. But when something better comes in the form of Cassie, the winemaker and former owner, Nate is completely love-drunk. Getting involved with Tangled's mixologist is a bad way to start off a new job, but with Cassie as a temptation, Nate doesn't stand a chance.
Major thanks to NetGalley and St.Martin's Press for the ARC.


Erin’s Kiss by Lora Leigh – The bar setting slash CIA hideout is so amusing to me. Erin is just a bartender to most folks but she’s hiding quite the secret. Turk plays bar security and the object of Erin’s desire. When allegations are made towards her, her secret is exposed and it’s up to Turk to try to protect her.

I liked this but so many loose ends!

misTaken by Laurelin McGee -  Probably my favorite of the 4 featured reads. This was funny, sexy and very smart. Absolutely loved the handling of the feminism debate and how so many people really don’t understand its true meaning. The role reversal between Jaylene and Noah as they deal with the many stereotypes and stigmas surrounding gender and sex is so refreshing.

Run to Me by Shiloh Walker – Tate and Ali have been doing the whole friends with benefits deal for many years and Ali is no longer cool with it. Ali believes that Tate and she can be a real family with her kids but Tate is wrapped up in the trauma of his past. He doesn’t trust himself to be what they need when he couldn’t protect the woman he loved most.

This was really good but again I was left hanging with a mystery that is KILLING ME!

Tangled by Kate Douglas – When her father is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it is up to Cassie to take over the wine making duties he is leaving behind. Nate has been hired as the new vineyard manager and when he meets Cassie, its instant attraction. The two tiptoe around mixing business with pleasure but soon they are dealing with more than they bargained for. Seems Cassie’s father has some explaining to do.

All in all this was a very solid assortment from great writers.