In Feral we have two example of them; Ethan is a shapeshifter cougar and one of the last of his breed. Ethan's past is not so clear, from clue here and there, we can understand that he lost his mother when he was still a child and managed to become an adult living more or less on the streets. App Joely Skye's shapeshifter are not the usual strong men and women of the paranormal romances, more often than not they are renegade shapeshifters, with a troubled past and with a lot of behavioral issues. Apparently Ethan was a cute boy and sought the help of older man, he bartered his body for a warm meal and a place where to stay; Ethan was wise even then, and he only chose nice men, who didn't treat him.
At some point, it's not clear how and when, he began a relationship with a female werewolf, even her older than Ethan, a former friend of his long lost mother. Actually I didn't understand if it was a sexual relationship or not, but for sure it was a close bond, and Lila, the woman, was killed by her pack for this reason, and that same pack tortured Ethan before he managed to escape. After that traumatic experience, Ethan chose his animal side and now it's 8 years that he is prowling the woods as a cougar.
He is not bothering noone, but Doug, an Alpha male of a wolf pack has some hidden reasons also them not quite clear , to hunt down and capture "feral" shifters. Ethan is his last prey and he manages to take him captive with the help of Bram. Bram is a werewolf of the same pack that previously tortured Ethan, but he was only a 16 years old boy back then, and an outcast himself.
He doesn't agree with his Alpha's idea, but Bram is an omega inside the pack and so the last who can say something in the matter. Plus Bram is gay, and he has not a mate: the Alpha Male, Doug, uses him like a boy toy, and Bram's quite submissive nature let him doing so. They are an odd couple these two: Ethan a lonely man for nature, who thinks at sex more like barter money than something connected to feelings, and Bram, an animal pack till his core, who sees sex like the only moment when he is allowed to feel something.
It will be not simple for them to connect on a common ground, and I don't feel like Bram will overcome all his inner issues Anyway, Ethan doesn't want and will not take on the role of Alpha for Bram, he will only allow Bram to be his fellow companion during the path. The story is part of a common universe, but it's not strictly connected to the other books, you can read it as a stand-alone book without problem. Most of the supporting characters in the book are previously appeared in other books, and so if the reader questions about them, he can probably find some answers reading the previous novels, but still I have the feeling that both Ethan than Bram's past was not fully developed or explained.
Great part of Ethan and Bram's problems are legacy of their upbringing and so I wouldn't have minded to have a bit more of an insight on it. The nice aspect of the book is that it's quite "touchy" feeling, there is a lot of nuzzling and cuddling, and hugs and comfort This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
I'm still not a fan of e-books, but when it's not available in book form I guess I don't have a choice. Ethan is a rare were-cat cougar who years ago had been caught and repeatedly tortured by a wolf pack for consorting with an even rarer she-wolf it seems nearly all shifters are male. It's a little unclear what "consorting" means.
Generally speak I'm still not a fan of e-books, but when it's not available in book form I guess I don't have a choice. Generally speaking it would imply sex, but the she-wolf in question was apparently more of a mother figure so I'm not sure if Skye intended for there to be a slightly incestuous angle or not. I don't think she did, in which case a less ambiguous word should have been used to describe the relationship.
Ethan eventually escaped and the story opens with him having remained in his cougar form for nearly a decade and once again on the run from a bunch of werewolves. The torture from last time was so horrific that he'd rather die than be recaptured but a tranquilizer dart prevents him from reaching the cliff he'd been running for. When he wakes he's been forced back into human form because Bram, one of the wolves who was chasing him, is holding him tightly and physical contact makes it harder to stay in cat form and harder to shift once the change to human has been made.
As it turns out, it's the same pack that had held him captive before, but this time they're attempting to civilize him again because when shifters stay in animal form for too long they can go feral and become dangerous not only to other weres but to the oblivious human population as well. Bram, the low man on the totem pole, ends up doing most of the physical contact mostly restraint but some kissing and fumbling around and eventually a bond forms between Ethan and Bram just about the time Bram figures out that civilizing Ethan isn't the only thing on his alpha, Doug's, agenda.
The group think and dismissal of individual personalities and will is what really bothers me about most were stories. Bram doesn't even come off as particularly submissive, although I think that's what an Omega is supposed to be. He doesn't like confrontation, but that's not the same thing. I really like Ethan and Bram. I think they compliment each other well and it was good to see that they both had their strengths and weaknesses.
The world is an interesting one, too, and I may check out the other stories set there. Jan 26, Kc rated it liked it Shelves: glbt , erotica , weres. As in shapeshifters. Or, more commonly, weres. In any case, this book is a homoerotic relationship between two shifters of different species. Meet Ethan, a cougar shifter, and Bram, a wolf shifter. As the synopsis goes, Ethan finds himself captured by Bram's pack and confined in a room. Bram becomes his babysitter, delivering his food and making sure nothing happens.
And other duties. It's pretty commonplace that when two individuals are stuck in each other's company for an extended pe Shifters. It's pretty commonplace that when two individuals are stuck in each other's company for an extended period of time, their initial relationship changes. For Ethan and Bram, they grow closer - even though it is forbidden for them to do so. Bram is the pack's omega i. The relationship Bram has with Doug is a complicated one thanks to certain events in the past. However, this complication doesn't seem to be portrayed as smoothly as a reader might hope.
I had a problem with connecting with the characters. The fluidity of their conversation and their interactions with each other seemed forced and awkward. The wolves' feelings for each other didn't seem genuine, and I had a hard time connecting with either man. Bram especially was hard to sympathize with.
I didn't feel like I could reach into his head and empathize with his actions. As for Ethan, I could partially sympathize with him, but he too lacked enough depth for me to get really involved with his side of the story. The characters as a whole seemed too two-dimensional and shallowly developed. While the plot itself is interesting and had kicked off to a thrilling start, I didn't feel overly compelled to finish the book in one sitting like I might others.
I might have enjoyed the story better if I had a better understanding of the dynamics of either shifter species, and why it was so important to break through these psychological defenses. Or how. And when it came to the sex It wasn't personal enough for my liking, or erotic enough to make me wonder if I should be sitting with a box of tissues at my side.
It wasn't so much the description as the method it was told that turned me off. In combination with flat characters, I struggled to find it emotionally drawing. I was overly tempted to just skip it entirely. I wouldn't recommend this as an 'introductory' book into the genre of gay erotica. But it might still appeal to someone who wants to pass the time with a bit of guy love when there's nothing else to read.
Overall: 2. The dynamics of the book are surprisingly well-written. The author actually takes to time to explore the implications of the whole "feral" business and such. I can definitely see some parallels between the whole pack dynamics thing and how that might be a sort of allegory for certain real-life situations, which adds a whole new layer of depth. And also, these characters actually appear to have real personalities beyond the superficial basics, which is, again, quite unusual - at least for me to find - in a shifter book. I have problems with the speaking subvocally thing because yeah, while there's artistic license, that's something that's just not physiologically possible for humans.
Or cougars. I mean, enough is revealed that I had an idea of what had happened Before, but still weird. I mean, there are parts that are still really weirdly incongruous and parts that seem neglected, but I dunno. Sometimes it can get a little too much angst-inundation, though. Actually, I think it's fairly clear I'm a little confused as to what to think about this book.
It seems good, but I still feel like I'm missing something quite major. Oh, yeah. And before I forget again. Just sayin', but I really wanted Ethan to bottom Or is it that I wanted Bram to top? Either way, different intentions, same result But it didn't happen Jul 24, Sandra rated it liked it Shelves: m-m , shifter-stuff , paranormal-romance , nook-lendable. I liked this book. The first half may have been a little better because it had more suspense and drama, and the way the characters met and connected was definitely interesting to read. I enjoyed the second half as well but it had more of a nice leisurely feel to it.
While there was a bit of drama and climax at the end, it's wasn't really super suspenseful or surprising how things worked out. Now to be fair, when PNR usually goes back and forth and someone gets kidnapped or almost killed and ther I liked this book. Now to be fair, when PNR usually goes back and forth and someone gets kidnapped or almost killed and there is all this buildup, I bitch because I just want them to be together and be happy damn it!
So in the spirit of not being a hypocrite, I will say that while this didn't have that little something that makes my heart rate pick-up we're speaking with respect to non-sexy scenes of course and nearly gives me an ulcer with anticipation I still enjoyed the read and was never bored. I won't rush out to buy them but I will definitely check out more of Skye's books at some point. And by the way I read this book in the series first and don't feel like I missed anything by going out of order although I plan to go back eventually to read 'Marked'.
Liam does appear as a minor character in this but no big spoilers for book number one that I could tell. Oct 30, Isa K. I feel the opposite of most people about this book: I didn't care for the beginning, but fell in love with the rest of it. I will say, though, that much of the action in the plot seemed resolved offstage independently of the MCs, which was a little annoying.
If you're going to whip us up into a tizzy with dramatic tension, don't have a random hero swoop in and declare everything fixed. But anyway, I absolutely loved Bram and Ethan kind of grew on me. They spend most of this book being insufferabl I feel the opposite of most people about this book: I didn't care for the beginning, but fell in love with the rest of it. They spend most of this book being insufferably adorable It avoided the sick Stockholm feeling a lot of these type of books give me and made the inevitable happy ending just that much sweeter :D Aug 12, leigh rated it really liked it Shelves: scribd.
Enjoyed the original take on shifters: the way their human forms make them vulnerable, not just physically, but by craving emotional contact with other humans. Ethan has been hiding for eight years from a pack of werewolves, and he has forced himself to stay in his cougar form for that time. Finally captured at the start of the book, he fears shifting to human because it will make him susceptible to manipulation.
The nature of shifters both wolf and cougar , pack dynamics, and the relationship b Enjoyed the original take on shifters: the way their human forms make them vulnerable, not just physically, but by craving emotional contact with other humans. The nature of shifters both wolf and cougar , pack dynamics, and the relationship between Bram and Ethan were all interesting.
The plot had a dull stretch for the middle third where very little happened and questions remained unanswered. After the climax and epilog, there were still things view spoiler [ Ethan's childhood, the motives of the villainous group hide spoiler ] unexplained. Given the length of the book, I felt more could have been resolved for the reader. The book kept my interest and was in general well-written. This series just keeps getting better and better.
In this installment we meet Ethan, a cougar shifter, who is just having a tough time with a pack of werewolves. This is an action packed story that moves along at a fast pace and keep the reader on the edge of their seat. In addition to the action there is plenty of man-on-man romance and some very steamy sex. I look forward to readin This series just keeps getting better and better.
Shelves: m-m , paranormal-romance , werewolf , challenge-mm-gang-bang , no-longer-loanable-kindle , shifters. For some reason, no matter how many times I have to refresh my memory, I can't get any of these books straight. I have them all confused in my head. This latest one, while I liked it - I couldn't keep Bram and Ethan straight. I guess because they were both such victims it was hard to distinguish. Trey is still a man of mystery for me. I keep reading these because I want each little puzzle piece to figure out the big picture. I recommend this book to be read with all the others, one right after a For some reason, no matter how many times I have to refresh my memory, I can't get any of these books straight.
I recommend this book to be read with all the others, one right after another. Otherwise, it is confusing for the first bit trying to recall how this fits in the world Ms. Skye has created. Not sure why, I really liked book 1 and I usually like paranormal books but there was just something about this one that didn't work for me. I liked the fact that this was an interspecies story line It also makes me realize what crappy movies they make these days. So I got to thinking about the best books I ever read and realized that the list changes over time.
Not just because something new is better, but because, in retrospect, the book I thought was so great did not hold up over time. So from time to time, we need to revisit our lists, and update them — and actually reread the books we on our lists. So I went back and re-read the book myself. He was right. It was good, not great, and had not aged as well as it should. I also re-read Sphere of Influence by Kyle Mills and realized it had held up much better over time for an action thriller. Favorites tend to have a lot of humor for me.
No, not great books and certainly not great literature, just best friends. I like a lot of books, but not many well enough to re-read them again and again over the years. No where near the perfection of Some Like It Hot, but it does have the best pie fight ever filmed. Sounds ok, right? But the real kicker? Yeah, we really do all get it wrong. Same is true of books.
Winning awards may, or may not mean anything. And some of the lame cozies that win awards just baffle me. Great movies, great books, and great food are very personal tastes. He wants simple food, not some complicated thing. Yes, I just flinched writing that. We both like dates stuffed with Skippy peanut butter and rolled in granulated sugar, something we learned to make in Kindergarten.
Heart attack on a plate. I like good wine and really appreciate great, but not pretentious, food. Seriously, food is a science experiment? I can watch a favorite movie so many times I can do the dialogue.
And I can re-read a book till the poor thing all but falls apart. Part of her Bombay Assassin series, it was also one that did not impress at first, but again, has stood up to time. Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon is another funny assassin book that has created a whole fan club for its characters as well as homepage for Sinful, Louisiana, the setting for the books. It was great on the first read and is still great. It has some of the BEST lines ever. All I have to do is put on my scary face.
Seriously, how could I not love this book? By the way, the second book is tentatively scheduled for and the proposed title is Stiletto. It will pick up where The Rook left off. Hounded , by Kevin Hearne makes this list too. The most re-read mystery? Lullaby Town by Robert Crais. After that, meh and after 13, I barely made 1 read. And Raymond Chandler. By the way, all those books make good beach reads……….. That one is a bit hard to put down. I was playing in a swap on PBS and asking various trivia and riddle questions good thing I had the answers on the riddles, because I SUCK at riddles when I realized I was thinking a lot about my favorite films.
But I love my comedies. AFI loves doing lists of greatest actors, movies, comedies, etc. The film? On the run from mob hitmen, Lemon and Curtis dress in drag and join an all girls band on its way to play at a Florida resort. The script, acting, and direction are nothing sort of brilliant. And it comes full circle when the gangsters have a meeting at the hotel when our two musicians in drag are playing. Just as not all mystery films are serious, neither are all assassin film filled with CIA or covert ops people being serious about national security — or just killing for money, some are pretty funny.
Do I like a good laugh with action? Yup, so here are some good beach book options ………….. This book was the second collaboration between Jennifer Cruise, a PhD, occasional college instructor, and full time writer, and Bob Mayer, a West Point graduate, former Green Beret, and military action thriller writer. This off-beat story is a classic blend of humor, action, and mystery set in a sleepy southern town that somehow became to home to a couple of Jersey mob guys, and slightly cranky food writer named Agnes. One of the mob guys has a nephew ………….
But what about the guys that need protection from her? Agnes has some ………….. The cast is large, the story complex, hitmen abound, and ending has lots of surprises. It took me awhile to warm up to this book, but once I did, I fell in love with the quirky characters and far from traditional romance.
Like most of her books, except the two she did with Mayer, its short. And unlike her other books, this one had a mystery woven into the plot. She thinks he has a demented hero complex. Here is a series that kind of defines quirk. I mean, how many times do assassins try and put together a marketing plan in PowerPoint to get more government jobs because freelancers are undercutting your costs?
But my favorite is Standby By Your Hitman which has reclusive inventor Missy Bombay shipped off to a cheap Canadian knock-off of Survivor to kill an international arms dealer masquerading as a contestant. Some of the scenes have me laughing hysterically even when I reread the book. Guns Will Keep Us Together is another good one. Unfortunately, Dorchester was the publisher of these books, so the Bombay series is mostly out of print, but they are available as Kindle ebooks and and are good beach reads.
She kills the brother of an arms dealer using the heel of her Prada Shoe and ends up with a huge bounty on her head. Talk about not fitting the role. Louisiana Longshot starts the story, but my favorite line is in book 2, Lethal Bayou Beauty , when her former partner Harrison is yelling at her for killing two people one with a knitting needle! This series feature ultra-straight-arrow and former MP John Ceepak as the new detective on the force of a fictional New Jersey beach town.
Grabenstien was a comic, so his writing has a light hand that he deftly mixes with some very dark plots. He captures the Jersey boardwalk perfectly and anyone like me who has spent time in various NJ beach towns will feel right at home. These are great beach reads and good, if light, mysteries.
Never published in mmpb, they can be bought used on Half. If you want to watch a good movie with a great script, wonderful directing, and some fun acting, see Some Like it Hot. It features not only Edith Head costumes on the comely Natalie Wood, but the best pie fight ever filmed. Death really does come as the end, to paraphrase Dame Agatha Christie. For some it comes too soon. As anyone who reads my blog knows, Vince Flynn is one action thriller author I read. Even when his books got average, he remained as solid choice for CIA assassin reads.
At the age of 47, Vince Flynn died June 19th from prostate cancer. He was open about his 3 year battle with the disease, so it was not a shock to his fans. I had hoped he would be one of the lucky ones and beat the odds. He has two releases scheduled for this year, his latest Mitch Rapp book and a collaboration with Brian Haig which I have on pre-order. If they both go to press, they might well be his last, though I expect another author will continue his Mitch Rapp series.
I shall miss all the stories Vince Flynn had yet to tell. New releases mean the most recent chapter in favorite series, a whole new series by a favorite author, or maybe a new author or two. The first Tuesday of every month is usually the big release day.
June is about an average month for me. So, here are some reviews. They would meet in a month. The only ground rule, no sex with the other person during the month. Nick and Tara were finding that hard, but managing. I liked the way Ms Kelly handled this whole thing. But Lu also wants Tara to go to workout with her at the health club so she can lose the weight she packed on after her cancer surgery, chemo, and quitting smoking.
It has so many different plots running concurrently it gets a bit fuzzy. It lacks a clear focus and the building tension of solving the crime. This fault was compounded by a piece of stupid by Tara at the very end. Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers was good, but not on the same level as the earlier books in this series, a series I happen to really like.
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OK, call me a sucker, but I had to try this novel. Now caper stories have had some excellent practitioners over the years — notably Ross Thomas, Donald E Westlake, even the redoubtable John Sanford writing under his real name of John Camp did this style with his Kipp books. Caper novels being basically con jobs — and like any good con, even the reader should not see the final plot twist.
In the hands of the masters, like Thomas and Westlake, they move at a breakneck pace and have more twists than a pretzel factory and the ending is usually brilliant and completely unexpected. The basic plot of straight out of the TV series White Collar with the female lead taken from Castle and stuck playing the Peter Burke role. Yes, you even have the sexual tension between the tough cop ……. The bad part is, it will most likely be popular too.
Kate has been after Nick Fox for ages and finally has him, too bad the man is shrewd as well as slick. They team up and get to Greece so she can take a highly illegal flight over Athos and parachute in to drag Nick out. She and Nick are about to be partners in some highly illegal plans to get fugitives back to the US. And the con is on. All in all, tension is minimal, the con is actually pretty straight forward, action is blah and the characters 2 dimensional. A fast easy read that was mildly entertaining, but actually not as well done as the plots in White Collar.
These are not series books, so read his caper novels in any order. There are 13 all together apart from the three series he also wrote. Or try one of the Dortmunder books by Donald E Westlake. Mayhem at the Orient Express is a first book by Kylie Logan. Set on an island in the Great Lakes, the story centers around a group of 3 female neighbors with petty grievances that have driven the local magistrate to distraction.
To help his librarian wife keep the grant money that runs the town library, he sentences the women to a book club. The one enthusiastic member is a local widow and fishing charter captain. Only Luella Zak, the local fishing boat operator was at the meeting willingly. As a first book, the unwilling group agreed to read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie — not knowing an April snowstorm would find them kind of reliving it.
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Only problem is, Peter is dead, stabbed with his own knife. The police finally let them go and the skid home to their respective houses. When Bea renovated the old Victorian a work still in progress , she installed a back-up generator. She was about to bless that piece of foresight.
Like search the rooms of her off-island guests curious. The best part of the book is watching these very different women slowly find a way to get along and work together and sort of like each other. Like most first books, a lot of time was spent developing the backstory behind various characters, especially Bea, who remains deliberately vague in her history.
The mystery is OK, but watching the women was the real entertainment. Mayhem at the Orient Express gets a B- 3. Kudos to author Suzanne Johnson.
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She does some expected and unexpected things with her characters and really puts her young wizardress, DJ or Drusilla to Jean Lafitte and her grandmother , thru a lot. More importantly, this series is one of the few that made the jump to my keeper shelf. Starting just a few weeks after the end of River Road , the plot runs at a breakneck pace from the opening chapter with an investigation into a serial killer.
I want a print copy for my shelf. Your favorite assassin is back with a special tale to tell — one that centers around not Gin Blanco, but her closest friends Sophia and Jojo, the dwarf sisters that have been family to her since Fletcher Lane took her in after Mab Malone killed her family. Owen is back, struggling to make amends for his behavior after realizing Gin had no choices in what she did to his ex-fiancee.
That is a strength I do like to see. And with the focus on Sophia and Jojo, and the flashbacks to when Gin was just training with Fletcher Lane, makes for an all around good read. My grade is B- 3. Why is it that many Urban Fantasy UF books are released around the same time? Anyway, this seemed like my week for UF. Some good, some WTF moments, and some leaving me wanting more. Usually the territory of science fiction writers, and occasionally cross-over mystery writers, the surge in women readers has lead to a kind of subset to the typically noir UF. Tough women, but female leads and with a more romance, or at least emotional turmoil — and often using the two guy choice plot device — tiresome, but frequent.
She is also many time great-granddaughter of Lucifer, widow of Gabriel, mother-to-be, and budding slayer of evil. Maddy destroyed Azazel, her father, and thought she destroyed his experiments, vampires that had been given the blood of angels so they could walk in the sun. But suddenly thousands of vamps storm into Chicago in broad daylight laying waste to the human population in downtown. Now Maddy has another enemy to run from, all the damn bounty hunters out to get her. In getting through yet another attempt by Tatiana to kill her, by capturing J.
Since all books in this series are short, try buying them used or borrow them. A good series, fast, easy reads, and entertaining without the kind of rich complexity that Jim Butcher or other UF authors have. It is, however, sufficiently original and well dome to worth the time and effort to find and read the whole series.
Fans of Kitty Norville and Cassie Palmer will enjoy this one. Good thing too, because this was a strange read. Meredith is beside herself with worry and even Mel is concerned. Concerned enough she approaches the pack Alpha, Chuck, to ask if he knew anything. Werewolves were not generally a friendly bunch, but she Chuck got along. Like many Arcanes, he was very long lived, so that meant moving himself and his pack to a new location every years. Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way.
A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity.
Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera; that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present, and Liam? Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light.
For Mina is a descendant For Mina is a descendant from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairy-tale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end. Talented by Sophie Davis. When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Offered a choice between accepting their fate and exacting revenge, Talia trains to become one of the country?
Luckily, Talia was Luckily, Talia was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia is poised to graduate from the McDonough School for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves Talia, herself. Her greatest asset may also be her undoing; while a formidable weapon in the field, Talia? But Talia can? She must regain the single-minded determination that has brought her this far, or it may cost Talia her life when she finally faces Crane.
And even after being molded in to a weapon of war, she? With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different meant being cast out alone. When her family moves to a new school When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way.
Grateful for an influence outside of her parents? Only the boys have secrets of their own and they? Bit by bit, Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected. Will her loyalty change when she's forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she's traded one house of secrets for another? Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships and heart-throbbing intimacy.
The Academy, ever vigilant. When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowland? A rich kid who? College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinn? But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts? Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets he? She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastian?
To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himself?
Not intended for young adult readers. Then there? Not like my father. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse. And now I? Christina Duval. Lost and Found by Nicole Williams. And there? After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen? Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.
Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she? Rowen knows there? But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn? When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she? Chasing Beautiful Volume 1 by Pamela Ann. What would you do if you had two hot men fight over you? Sienna Richards decided to study and pursue her dreams in London.
Life was starting to look up when out of nowhere, her boyfriend Kyle decided to end things. She vowed never to love again. But what she didn't see coming was the revelation But what she didn't see coming was the revelation of feelings her friend Blake had in store for her. Blake a handsome British mogul-in-training and a good friend who? This is Sienna? Every Little Piece by Kate Ashton.
Secrets never stay in the past. The night before high school graduation changes everything. Lies are told. Mistakes are made. Secrets tucked away. Lives are changed in the span of a few hours. A year later, Haley is still reeling, numb with the constant ache of guilt. She's in a place she never She's in a place she never expected to be: lost without her friends and Seth.
Until he enters her life again, dredging up everything she's trying to forget. Everything about that night. Seth returns to his hometown determined to share his truth, his side of the story. He desperately needs to make things right with Haley, even if it means losing her forever. Because the truth will ruin any chance of her ever loving him again.
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Except neither of them are prepared for the shock of what really happened the night before graduation. All My Life by Rucy Ban. Seventeen-year-old Kari meets Neil Mars. Neil as in Armstrong and Mars? A boy who beats every vampire, werewolf, highlander fantasy Kari has ever had. But she knows she can? Not ever. Because that would mean telling him everything. Coming clean. And Kari can? Like she? His reverence is something too precious to lose. Perhaps even at the cost of losing him. But Kari doesn't know why Neil calls her his?
Boundless joy, unending longing and a fuckload of heartache. Emily Logan - An adult orphan, foodie, and a believer in happily ever after - gets dumped by Max, her college boyfriend of four years, the night of their graduation, the night he was supposed to propose. Her world shattered, she picks up the pieces when she finds love again with Jake. Jake Reid - Successful doctor, loving boyfriend, the one who wants to fulfill Emily's happily ever after - falls in love with Emily at first sight and pushes their relationship fast and furious.
Max Davis - Reserved, indecisive, Emily's first love - believes he let go of his first love for her sake, for all the right reasons. Eighteen months after the break-up, he's ready to win Emily's heart again. Insecure from her broken relationship, Emily can't fully trust Jake's passion and love for her and struggles between Jake, the man who wants to create a future with her, and Max, the man who wants to relive the past. When both men propose, Emily's indecision causes her to lose her true love.
Laugh, cry and cheer for Emily as her relationships unfold through culinary delights that begin in Napa Valley and weaves through eateries in San Francisco, Kyoto, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Paris. Who she chooses for her happily ever after may surprise you in the end. Abby Lewis never pictured herself on the survival game show, Endurance Island. She's just not the survival type. But when her boss offers her a spot on the show and the opportunity of a lifetime, she packs her bags and heads to the tropics to be a contestant.
Once in the game, though, Once in the game, though, it's clear that Abby's in over her head. No one's more competitive than sexy, delicious and arrogant Dean Woodall. Sure, he's clever, strong, good at challenges, and has a body that makes her mouth water. He also hates Abby just as much as she hates him. That's fine with her; she'll just ignore the jerk.
But the rules of Endurance Island are working against them. It's either work together, or go home. Stuck with no one's company but their own, they learn they might just make a good team after all. And Abby learns that with just a little bit of kindling, the flames of hate can quickly turn to flames of passion. This book features enemies, lovers, enemies who become lovers, and lots and lots of tropical heat. Nothing stays hidden forever. Kara Pierce has held onto the same dream since she was a little girl: to be the next Katie Couric.
Vince Gage, a budding filmmaker whose I-don't-give-a-shit attitude cancels out his charm, almost ruined it for her once, and now he? They return to Iowa where Kara grew up to research her grandfather's service in World War II, instead they find themselves in the middle of a family scandal kept quiet for far too long. As Kara and Vince investigate the scandal deeper, they realize the price of uncovering the truth is so much more than they bargained for.
Gow was able to guide her characters through tough situations without making it too heavy for Gow was able to guide her characters through tough situations without making it too heavy for the first book in the Loving Summer Series. It's very possible that you'll be reduced to tears while reading the passion in the characters' words, actions, and motivations.