HEATED PURSUIT – An April Hunt Review

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April Hunt’s Heated Pursuit is one hot, thrilling, alpha novel the likes of Maya Banks’ KGI and Julie Ann Walker’s BKI. I hadn’t read anything from her before but was immediately hooked from the synopsis!

Penny Kline has made the drastic change from counselor to bounty hunter when the last member of her family, her beloved nice Rachel, is kidnapped by the kingpin of drug lords. Little did she expect to run in to alpha hottie Rafe Ortega on her mission to Honduras to infiltrate and rescue.

Let me tell you this little firecracker red-head was one of the best sassy female leads I’ve read in a long time. Penny holds her own and fights for what she believes in and has trained for in order to rescue Rachel. She’s got one hell of a strong mind and pushes herself to cross lines she never would’ve imagined. Fighting deadly mean in alleyways, going undercover to a crime lords home, running through the jungle in a suicide mission; this girl does it all with no fear and mega-courage. I love, love, LOVED Penny.

Rafe was one hot-headed alpha; something we’re used to seeing. But there was something different about him that made me like him. You DO see his caring side form the get go. Penny does try to drag it out of him, try to make him see it. But I liked that as a reader we got the chance to see his thought processes and how he saw Penny and the world around him. It was a lot brighter that he even thought himself. Plus he had just the right amount of bossy that would melt any girl. These two were a match made in jungle heaven!

I’m so excited for more the Alpha Security series from April Hunt! Trey’s book is next (Penny’s seemingly long lost somewhat foster brother). But i’m a bit more excited for Vince’s or Charlie’s book!!!

Unitl next review…

XOXO Nalla

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5200579.jpg.pngApril blames her addiction for chocolate on growing up near the country’s chocolate capital, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in a rural area, April always had lots of time to cultivate an active imagination, penning her first book at the age of ten, with a child’s typewriter a lot of liquid white-out. Even though both her stories and writing methods have changed drastically through the years, one thing hasn’t.

Her imagination.

Cowboys, military men, and alpha bad boys with a penchant for corrupting the good girl are among her favorite heroes to bring to the page. As both a contemporary and romantic suspense author, April loves sweet, second-chance romances as well as the thrills and squeals of being involved with a man who feels more naked without his Glock than without his skivvies.

When April’s not donning her writing gloves, she’s busy raising two energetic kids and husband. And there isn’t a day that passes when she’s not dreaming up yet another happily ever after…



KEPT – A Maya Banks Review

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Maya Banks is back with her Enforcer Series third installment: KEPT

Silas has a tragic past that makes him the perfect right hand to the one and only Drake. But when downtrodden Hayley steps into his path he suddenly can’t control the urges he has to own her and make her his.

I loved Silas when we first met him in Mastered. The quiet sidekick (although thats a poor name for his role in Drake’s life, he IS his brother) struck a chord with me and i hoped that one day Banks would tell us his story. I had no idea how tragic it truly was. Banks left me speechless and heartbroken from the horrid details that transpired from Silas childhood. No one deserves love more than this man.

Hayley made me want to fight for her from the get-go. Strong-willed despite the tragic past and fate that befalls her. She exudes this finite level of innocence and stubbornness is one tiny package. I don’t think there has ever been a more perfect depiction of the fine line between helpless and hopeful. I was rooting for these two from the start.

The pain that Silas goes through in order to protect Hayley after he realizes their whirlwind romance has gone too far gutted me! Here is man who says and does all the right things for a woman he truly cares for and who deserves that love but he cannot see the forest for the trees! He doesn’t believe he is worthy of Hayley. Bless her for all she went through to bring him back to us!

Really, really hoping Maddox is next but Zander won me over a bit more this time too.

Until next review…

XOXO Nalla

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Connect with Maya…

MayaBanks03_home.jpg I live in Texas with my husband, three children and assortmentof cats. There’s also the dog that my daughter presented us a two page written proposal on why she should have it. (Don’t ask) When I’m not writing, I can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker. A southern girl born and bred, I love life below the Mason Dixon, and more importantly, I love bringing southern charactersand settings to life in my stories. Not all my stories are set in the south, but most are 😉



MISTLETOE GAMES: A Jaci Burton Review

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Hey all! I was fortunate enough to get the chance to FINALLY read Mistletoe Games the holiday anthology set from Jaci Burton!

18086963Holiday Games takes us back to Liz and Gavin Riley after they’ve married. Liz, as with all the women of the Play by Play series, is strong and independent. Her whole life she’s done what she could to get ahead despite having a gigantic crush on her client Gavin. in Changing the Game we got to see her walls finally come down and watch as her and Gavin fell head over heels for one another in an explosive affair. Now we get to glimpse into their life as they attempt to get pregnant. I like the fact that Burton took the route of the difficulty of pregnancy. Liz struggles with herself and the troubles she’s had to get pregnant. I also enjoy that Burton didn’t focus just on Gavin’s support of Liz, she focused on Liz’s ability to have faith in herself and from her closest girlfriends and family. Truly a heartwarming story that I love!

20985459Holiday on Ice introduces us to two knew but familiar characters, Stella: the lead ballerina and Trick, the stud hockey player. Stella’s past holds a terrible break up that leaves her without the ability to commit to any man. She has no problem having her fun with them and Trick was one of the best she ever had. When Trick sees Stella months after they seemingly drifted apart, he knows he can’t let her go again. Undeniably attracted to one another, these two make for one steamy pair. But when Trick begins to lay out how he feels and Stella fears that the past may rear its head again, she can’t decide what to do. Trick’s commitment to Stella and his honesty with her is what drew me most to him. Plus glimpses of Drew and Carolina made me exceedingly happy!

26040381Hot Holiday Nights is one of the sexiest Jaci Burton stories I have EVER read! WHEW! Victoria is finally on vacation in Hawaii after working her ass off as a sports agent and she’s been looking forward to some much deserved vacation bliss. What she didn’t expect was a surfing competition that leads her to sexy surfer Alex and a hot night between them. Surprisingly after their tryst it turns out that Alex’s agent, Ben, had been in the room and witnessed their love affair! Now Victoria’s got eyes for Ben too; and it seems they both don’t mind sharing. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. After nights of insane pleasure beyond their dreams, Victoria, Ben, and Alex have to come to terms with how they all feel for one another…and what the future will hold. This last story honestly took me by surprise and i have to commend Burton for going a little out of her general romance/sexy field in the steamiest scenes I’ve ever read from her!

Until next review!

XOXO Nalla









THE FIX-UP: A Kendall Ryan Review


From New York Times Bestseller, Kendall Ryan, comes a sexy new standalone novel.


My tempting, and very alpha friend Sterling Quinn is someone I consider off-limits.

It’s not just that we’re friends, he’s also cocky, confident, and British, which means he’s a walking aphrodisiac.

But lately he’s been giving me the look. You know the one. When he thinks I’m not paying attention, and his gaze lingers for too long.

And then we start working together, and that’s when the sexual tension between us gets so thick, I want to hack through it with a machete. I want to make all these deep feelings I’ve harbored for him disappear, because there’s no way this can end well.

The lines between business and pleasure become irrevocably blurred, and I’m stuck between a rock, and Sterling’s very, very hard place.

Rather than keep a level head about our growing attraction, Sterling wants to go all in, showing me just how explosive we can be together.

But I’ve been around long enough to know that this British bad boy is more than my heart can handle. I’m not about to be cast aside like yesterday’s underwear when he’s done having fun.

Sterling’s never been told no, and he’s not about to put his ego aside and play by my rules. But I never thought he’d fight so dirty.



I twist the doorknob, and finding it unlocked, let myself inside.

Sterling’s place is compact, but modern and classy. It suits him. After a quick glance around the living space, I spot him on the balcony outside, just beyond the glass doors at the far end of the living room. He’s facing away from me, his hands gripping the railing, his head bowed.

My smile from moments ago is gone. Seeing him like this—looking distraught—brings the reality of our situation crashing back.

Sterling suddenly turns and we lock eyes. A thousand emotions are revealed in his eyes, but mostly there’s anger. There’s also a sadness in his gaze that I’ve never seen. It’s haunting.

I swallow a lump in my throat, wondering what’s going on.

“Sterling?” I ask, slowly approaching the balcony.

It’s beautiful—plush pillows and twinkling lights, and a chilled bottle of white wine all nestled together in a romantic picnic for two.

He lets out a heavy sigh and runs one hand through his hair.

“This is beautiful,” I say since he hasn’t spoken, hasn’t even moved from the spot where he’s rooted, and his stony silence is killing me. “Are you okay?”

“Just fine,” he says curtly, his gaze looking past me.

He doesn’t seem fine. He seems off. Why go through all the effort if he’s just going to act sullen and withdrawn?

And what could have possibly changed in the twenty-four hours since we last spoke on the phone? He seemed so excited—like he hadn’t a care in the world. Now it seems he doesn’t want me here.

“If this is a bad time, if tonight doesn’t work . . .” I trail off, my voice suddenly shaky.

“The meal’s already prepared.” He brushes past me, headed toward the kitchen.

Unsure what to do, I follow behind him.

He’s acting like an asshole, and I suddenly feel so stupid for getting all done up tonight. I’m not going to stand around and embarrass myself by begging for his attention.

“You know what? Never mind. This was a bad idea, anyway. I’ll see myself out.” I turn and head for the front door, anger and rejection dueling inside me.

It takes all of three seconds before Sterling’s long strides catch him up to me by the door. His grip around my wrist stops me. “Wait.”

I turn and face him. I’m halfway between wanting to flee and staying to hear his explanation.

He releases a heavy exhale. “I received a phone call just before you arrived.”

With him so near, the combination of his clean soap and his spicy cologne intoxicates me. Memories of our intimate dinner rush back. But apparently tonight is not meant to be a repeat. Waiting to see what he’ll say next, I inhale and hold my breath.

When he doesn’t continue, I ask, “Is everything okay?”


***ARC received from InkSlingerPR for an honest review***

This was my first Kendall Ryan book and I was not disappointed! Sterling Quinn is one tempting man and watching him attempt to win over Camyrn Palmer was so entertaining. Sterling has a reputation for being a ladies man and isn’t one to have issues spending time with a woman. But that may come to en end when he finds out that a multi-million dollar inheritance is headed is way and it has one condition: he’s got to be married. Cameron Palmer makes it her business to handle any PR nightmare; and when Sterling comes up on her docket she realizes her crush on him may just get in the way of helping him find a wife.

Sterling seems to have an innate ability to push Camryn at just the right time and to the right extent. He knows they need to work together but he can’t seem to fight the attraction he has to her. The constant will they/won’t they edge to the story kept me going the whole story. Camyrn is completely  relatable for me as far as how she needs to be independent after her showdown with her last ex. Trusting Sterling isn’t something she can take likely: she’s known him as a womanizer and  serial monogamist. But when he starts to show how he’s enjoyed spending time with her in a non-sexual way, she can’t help but imagine that there may be something there. The push-pull of her battling her feelings for him were nail biting. You knew how Sterling truly felt and you just wanted to shout at her to go for it!


Ryan completely threw me for a loop when Camryn’s friend and assistant, Anna, decided to throw in her hat and try to date Sterling!! I was in SHOCK! Honestly…thinking “No way…she’s got to be up to something to help get these two together..” But no…she just threw out the girlfriend code book and went gung ho. Touche, Ryan…you got me good!

Absolutely going to add more of her to my future reading list! Until next review…

XOXO Nalla

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kendall-ryan-headshot-1-picABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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In Safe Hands – A Katie Ruggle Review


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Katie Ruggle closes out with a BANG! The Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue has come to a close with In Safe Hands and the action has never been better.


Daisy is agoraphobic after witnessing the death of her mother in a horrible robbery at 16. You’d think that would make for little to no love life. But the deputy that rescued her, Chris Jennings, has become her best friend over the years. And it’s become much more on Daisy’s end right when the murders, fires, and mysteries of this small Colorado mountain town come to a crest and Daisy’s in the crosshairs of the killer.

I have yet to read a book that does such an amazing job as  In Safe Hands when it comes to a budding romance between two best friends. Daisy and Chris have such a wonderful friendship with small nuances of what could be more. Daisy is also this kick-ass fitness guru! I love that Chris has been training her with self defense and that helps to bring in all the girls from the RMS&R crew together. It’s when all the puzzle pieces from each story begin to unfold that they begin to find out that all of their troubles have been related.

When I finished Gone Too Deep, Book 3, I was STUNNED at the ending as to whom the true killer was in this crazy town. Spending this entire book knowing The Sheriff was nerve wracking but in such a delightful way! I love stories that show the other side of the story as far as good-guy / bad-guy. Juggle’s was so carefully planned over 4 stories that it made for one hell of a ride.

Hoping for more soon from Katie Ruggle! Until next time…. Happy Bingeing Beauties!

XOXO Nalla

P.S. George will ALWAYS be my favorite 🙂










Shadow Silence – A Yasmine Galenorn Review


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Yasmine Galenorn has been one of the most descriptive writers I’ve ever read. Her magical worlds fall off the page and create such beautiful imagery that I always want to jump right into the story.

For the second book in the Whisper Hollow Series, Shadow Silence,  we come back to Kerris Fellwater as a cold winter begins to settle into the town. Everyone knows the towns rules regarding the Lady of the Lake and the victims she claims. But when her best friend, Peggin, is in her clutches, Kerris must do whatever it takes to save her.

Peggin falls under the spell of the Lady and nearly dies multiple times. Kerris is so incredibly intelligent when it comes to putting the puzzle pieces together. A dream that leads to an accident, which then leads to a long dead secret hidden away beneath ANOTHER secret. Peggin was brave in her withstanding to survive the Lady’s curse. And sneaking in the background are the mangy Hounds with whom we may have a major player coming to visit Whisper Hollow soon. CAN’T WAIT!

I absolutely love Kerris Fellwater. I have managed to fall for each character Galenorn has created but Kerris has become my all time favorite. She’s so solidly strong and supportive in her beliefs and values that I find myself wishing to be more like her. The continuing romance between her and her guarding, Bryan was perfectly laid out. How the two discover that they’ve fallen for one another is just beautifully told.

On par with Galenorn and her magnificently terrifying companion: we finally meet Veronica, Queen of the Dead. In what has to be one of THE best sounding introductions EVER. 3 words: THRONE OF BONES. I tend to be wary of these creatures Galenorn’s main characters must partner with and yes Veronica is deadly but I want to see her in all her glory! Hoping there’s more to come with her in the series.

Love love loved getting the chance to review Shadow Silence and can’t wait for more from Yasmine Galenorn in the Whisper Hollow Series!

Until next review…Happy Bingeing Beauties!

XOXO Nalla










Blood Red Kiss – A Kresely Cole, Gena Showalter, and Larissa Ione Review


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Kresely Cole writes some of the steamiest scenes in the industry. And her Valkyries have been and will always be my favorite characters in the Immortals After Dark Series.

In this short story we get to follow vampire Nikolai Wroth and valkyrie Myst the Coveted as they discover that Myst is Nikolai’s fated Bride; his one true match. There’s just one slight issue….the valkyries and vampires are at war. And if Nikolai takes possession of Myst she will be well and truly screwed. And she just might like it.

I love the fact that Cole’s females are always as bad ass as the males in her stories. Myst had fallen for Nikolai when she heard tales of him as a human warlord so now that he was an immortal warlord she’s impressed even more. It’s been foretold that her true match in battle will be the one she falls for and Nikolai is just that man. The electricity (no pun intended) between the two of them is insane! Myst uses men as weapons in war and Nikolai starts off as just any other until he tries to win her over by vowing to her as no vampire or man has ever before.

I’ve loved the IAD series from the start and it was amazing to get another sneak peek into their world!

Larissa-Ione-books.pngFORSAKEN BY NIGHT – Larissa Ione

I love stories that pull form Native American legends and Larissa Ione’s MoonBound Clan Vampire Series does not disappoint!

Lobo has been ostracized for years by the MoonBound clan due to his heritage; skinwalkers are shunned and frowned upon in the vampire world. When he has no hope left, he finds a near-death wolf, Tehya, and their bond becomes so strong and keeps them both alive. Years laters when Tehya is shot by poachers, Lobo risks it all to save her again. He knows the only way she can survive is if the MoonBound clan steps in. What he didn’t count on was that her injury would force her to shift back in to her human form; one he didn’t know existed.

Tehya and Lobo’s willingness to save one another throughout their journey reminds me a of old tales of how true love can overcome all obstacles. I’ve only read the first book in this series but I know that book 2 will soon be on my reading list!


One of my queens! I love anything and everything by Gena Showalter and this short story back into the world of the Otherworld Assassins Series does not disappoint.

Lilica Swan and her two sisters were born in a lab and experimented on their whole lives for their handful of otherworld abilities. Lilac, dubbed Lady Wicked, has made it her mission to survive and never back down so she can protect and save her sisters. But when Alien Investigation Agent Dallas Gutierrez steps in and throws temptation in her face, her plan goes haywire.

The last thing Dallas expected was the temptress of his dreams to be a real and tangible prisoner caught in a war on disease in the new world. Lilica and Dallas can hardly fight the strong pull between them, especially when Lilica discovers that Dallas is her mate and at their bond goes far deeper than the one with her sisters. Dallas has to decide between his loyalty to his job and the love of his life.

My favorite part of this story was the fact that Lilica and Dallas had so many telepathic conversations and sensations to one another. The pull between these two was unbelievably strong and sensual. I missed the Otherworld Assassins series so much!!!

Until next review!!! Happy Bingeing Beauties!

xoxo Nalla






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