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The Marriage Contract

The Marriage Contract is the start of new mafia romance series featuring three families whose lives are intertwined by violence and intrigue – the O’Malley’s, The Sheridans and The Hallorans. Each book is a standalone romance, but there’s a clear sense that there will be a continuing story a ...

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The Wedding Pact

I’ve never been big on Mafia/gang books. I don’t mind the Mob making an appearance in my romantic suspense from time to time, but in general I stay far away from books involving such groups. I think it might actually go back to my love of West Side Story; I grew up hearing the soundtrack and dre ...

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The Marriage Contract

So…who do I have to hold hostage to get the second book in this series early? I cannot wait until April of next year for it. Katee Robert has introduced a new family to the romance world and, boy, are they trouble. And I want more of them. In The Marriage Contract, Teague O’Malley and Callist ...

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Last Hit: A Hitman Novel

I’ve found a new source of book crack. Last Hit: A Hitman Novel, a collaboration between best selling author Jessica Clare and relative newbie Jen Frederick, hits all the right buttons and kept me turning the pages way later than is good for me, but there are parts of it that I freely admit are ri ...

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Ink

I chose to review the young adult paranormal Ink because of its unusual setting – Japan. Indeed, author Amanda Sun does a fabulous job evoking the feeling of being in an environment and culture wholly unlike my own. And while the paranormal aspect sometimes confused me, overall I really enjoyed th ...

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The Witness

I didn't much care for the movie Country Strong starring Gwyneth Paltrow. But there is a song in that film that describes this book exactly, Timing is Everything by Garrett Hedlund. Here are the lyrics I am thinking of: You know I’ve had close calls When it could have been me I was young whe ...

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The Son Between Them

I didn't have much hope for this book. The cloyingly sweet cover, combined with a secret baby plot and the Mafia, left me cringing. Happily, I was wrong - very, wrong. When done well, a series romance can pack a tremendous punch and Molly O'Keefe's The Son Between Them, is a complex, emotion-packed ...

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Extreme Danger

Shannon McKenna’s books rate as guilty pleasures. Her heroes are barely civilized sex machines, her heroines are nice enough but hardly memorable, and she can write some very nasty torture scenes. Also, her prose is deeply, darkly purple. And yet, I love her books and buy them in trade paperback. ...

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Exit Strategy

Get ready to have your conscience pricked. A hot, new hitwoman recently entered the business and she could become a legend if she so chooses. So what would hold her back? She was once a cop. Nadia Stafford was born into a law enforcement family and joined the ranks after graduating high schoo ...

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Bodyguard

I'm just crazy about Harry - Harry O'Dell, that is, the hero of Suzanne Brockmann's latest blockbuster. He's a foul-mouthed, rough-edged, rumpled FBI agent from Brooklyn, out to save a dead man's former trophy wife from the mob. Before you start reading this book, make sure dinner's cooked and the d ...