Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I'm talking about my favorite romance reads of the summer. I read some really great books the past few months. I'm sure I probably forgot one or two but here are some of my favorites. Check out these reads. You seriously won't regret it!
Museum director Mandy Cooper has always been obsessed with nineteenth-century artist Catherine Burke—and the artist’s erotically charged relationship with Atacar, her enthralling American Indian lover. But Mandy’s link to the legendary couple runs deeper than she knows. She’s having a heated affair herself—with Jared Cabrillo, Atacar’s perilously handsome great-great nephew. And the consuming passion Atacar once used to seduce Catherine is now being engaged by Jared. He knows precisely what it takes to move a woman…
He’s in possession of Catherine’s wildly explicit journal. He knows every intimate detail of what she wanted and needed. But he also knows how desperately Catherine had loved Atacar and how dangerously he’d loved her. The journal is timeless and tragic, and the secrets contained within its pages can bring Mandy and Jared together, or just as surely destroy them both—desire by shocking desire.
What I thought:
LOVED this book. The sex scenes with Jared and Mandy are creative and sexy as hell. They play some really hot sex games that had me downing ice water while devouring the book. What really got to me about the book are the journal entries between Catherine and Atacar. Sensual, sexy, tender, and heart touching. I was enthralled with their story. It touched me on a unique level that not many books can do.
Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron endured a lifetime of hatred. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.
Only it was never that simple...
For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he never wants revealed.
Now his survival, and ours, hinges on the very woman who threatens him. Old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.
War has never been more deadly... or more fun.
What I thought:
Wow! The first half of the book is Acheron's past. Heartbreaking to say the least but it makes you care so much more about the man he became despite what he went through. Knowing his past is a must. His heroine was strong and spunky. She fit him perfectly. His happily ever after is one I'd been waiting years to read.
The last thing she needs right now is a man
Lindsey Brooks had it all—an awesome job doling out advice to the lovelorn, a fabulous high-rise apartment, and a to-die-for fiance. But then she got dumped—wearing nothing but a Kiss the Cook apron—and desperate to escape, she retreats to a tiny Montana town to reclaim a family treasure. She never dreamed anyone would try to stop her – or that he’d be sexy as sin.
Too bad she finds such a hot one …
Rob Colter isn’t into relationships—but Lindsey sees Rob as the perfect guy to help her “get back on the horse.” The sex horse, that is. Unfortunately, he comes complete with a mysterious past, which gets even more mysterious when she finds his passionate letters to another woman – whose name happens to be tattooed on his chest.
And too bad he has so many secrets …
Now Rob’s dangerous past is about to catch up with them both. And if that’s not horrible enough, Lindsey is falling for him – hard. For a girl who usually has all the answers, Lindsey is up to her neck in trouble
What I thought:
It's no secret Toni Blake is one of my favorite authors and this book jumped right up near the top of my list of favorite Toni books. Lindsey was great. Loved her growth and feisty personality. Rob is a tortured hero to die for. This book had Toni's signature emotional connection blended with scorch the pages sensuality.
Four-alarm fires have nothing on him…
Howard may love being a firefighter and riding his Harley, but there’s nothing he values more than his bachelorhood. That is, until a feisty, curvaceous teacher named Kat McKenna falls into his arms at the scene of a fire—and melts the six-foot-six tower of bronze muscle…
But just as passion ignites between them—and they explore new heights of sexual ecstasy—a ruthless arsonist with a deadly secret and a thirst for vengeance becomes their worst nightmare…
What I thought:
I'd read multiple reviews that rated this book off the charts so I knew I had to pick it up. Howard, (not the typical name you hear in a romance but it fit him) is a special hero. He's a gorgeous, muscular, monster of a man who is vulnerable and and a little unsure of himself when it comes to Kat, the heroine but at the same time he is an Alpha male who loves to be totally dominant in the bedroom. The sex scenes are HOT. One of the more erotic books I've read that isn't listed as erotic but hits all the right places when you're reading it. Kat is confident, curvy woman makes no excused about her figure. Love that. The villain is pure evil and even though I figured out early on who it was I still couldn't turn the pages quick enough.
There you have it, some of my favorite reads of the summer. What about you? Add to my to be bought list. What are some of your favorite reads from this summer?