Friday, May 24, 2019

Noontime Martini: Amazon Recommendations To Me - Line Of Duty Series By Tessa Bailey

I would love to have a Girls Lunch Date with a Dirty Martini and Talk Bookish and Non Bookish with you all. Well since I can not have that, Noontime Martini was created.
Thoughts: Curious what Amazon has recommendations for me. I have already bought both Kindle books from Amazon and reviewed on their page. I am surprised out of the many books by Tessa Bailey Amazon picked these two for me. Loved both books and Asking For Trouble (Line Of Duty #4) was a 5 star. Brent and Hayden ended up being my favorite couple and story for the series. Loved the whole series and Tessa Bailey writes delicious dirty talking heroes.

Protecting What's His by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line Of Duty #1
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen (February 23, 2013)
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She’s running from the law, and the law wants her bad.

The opportunity was just too damn delicious for Ginger Peet to pass up. The purse full of money she finds—$50,000 to be exact—could give her and her teen sister the new start they need. So she grabs the cash, her gothy sibling, and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton, and blows outta Nashville in a cloud of dust. Chicago, here we come...

Turns out, Chicago has some pretty hot cops. Hot, intense, naughty-lookin’ cops like Derek Tyler, who looks like he could eat a girl up and leave her begging for more. And more. Tempting as he is, getting involved with the sexy homicide lieutenant next door poses a teensy problem for a gal who’s on the lam. But one thing is certain—Derek’s onto her, and he wants more than just a taste.

And as far as he’s concerned, possession is nine-tenths of the law.

Asking For Trouble
Series: Line Of Duty #4
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

The fighting was just foreplay...

Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich familys charities. He's a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.

Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together, the mutual attraction simmering beneath the surface of Brent and Hayden's non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it wont be the last, as far as Brent's concerned.

Hayden has a secret, though. Her father's company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden's marriage to the CEOs wealthy son can secure the deal. If she's to protect her family, she'll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.
Have you read Line Of Duty Series? Have a favorite couple or book?

Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: Raphael (Vampire's In America #1) by D.B. Reynolds

Raphael by D.B. Reynolds
Series: Vampire's In America #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ImaJinn Books (December 10, 2013)
Pages: 224
Source: Bought

Malibu, California-home to rock-and-roll gods and movie stars, the beautiful, the rich... and vampires.

Powerful and charismatic, Raphael is a Vampire Lord, one of the few who hold the power of life and death over every vampire in existence. Thousands call him Master and have pledged absolute loyalty on their very lives. But when, in a brazen and deadly daylight attack, a gang of human killers kidnaps the one female vampire he'd give his life for, Raphael turns to a human investigator to find his enemies before it's too late.

Cynthia Leighton is smart, tough and sexy, a private investigator and former cop who's tired of spying on cheating spouses and digging out old bank accounts. When Raphael asks for her help in tracking down the kidnappers, Cyn's happy to accept. But she soon realizes her greatest danger comes not from the humans, but from Raphael himself.

Battling Russian mobsters and treacherous vampires, and betrayed by those they trusted, Cyn and Raphael find themselves fighting for their lives while caught up in a passion of blood and violence that is destined to destroy them both.
Rating: 4 Stars - Loved It
I have a new Vampire crush and another favorite couple. Raphael is A Powerful Vampire Lord who is  head of all Vamps in his territory. No one betrays Raphael even his vampires or human workers and not pay a price. Every one that knows him or heard of him fears him as they should. Love that readers are shown how powerful Raphael is. He is to the point and has no patience for mistakes. He is protective of all his vampires. Loved that I got enough details on Raphael's past.
Cyn has a strong backbone but at the same time has personal issues like everyone else. Has no problem protecting herself from a vampire if it came down to it. She might fear Raphael and his vampires but she sure as not going to show it. She can hold her own with Raphael but also knows when to back off.
The Romance was not front and center or love at first sight. Their relationship develops right a long with the story. This worked just fine for me as I got to see Raphael slowly be intrigue with Cyn. Especially since Raphael and other Vampires see Humans weak. The more time Raphael spends with Cyn he does not see her this way.
Had some good secondary characters loved Duncan and Lonnie. Duncan is Raphael right hand Vamp. Lonnie is the head of the Feedlot for the vampires also is some what a friend with Cyn. His character did bring some humor to the book.
He shrugged and smoothed his hair back with hands that were shaking worse than hers. "I had no choice, Cyn. When Raphael says jump, I say, "Please don’t hurt me, Master."
The world building  was easy and right along with Cyn  I was learning about the Vampires ways. Most Vampires do not interact with humans more so in a business dealing. Loved that humans do know Vampires exist but some who have not met any think they are just rumors.
Plot was interesting with the kidnapping of Raphael's female vamp. Nice twist I did not see coming. Cyn did have me on the edge of my seat especially with one scene. I was so nervous and not sure how everything was going to work out for her.
D.B. Reynolds easy story telling has me wanting more. I think I might of found a new Vampire series.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday Post: Lack of communication

Sunday Post is a weekly recap hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer
Life: Hi everyone. Hope you had a beautiful week. Mine was pretty easy and nothing exciting. I had plans to get some blogging done on Thursday but did not go as I plan. I knew my hubby had a doctor appointment but thought it was later in the day and he would take a half day of work. Nope his was in morning and took the day off. So his plans for us were to go looking at bath liners (having work done soon in the bathroom).  Good news got our bath liner and was not all that bad he fed me after. Had a nice lunch with the hubby.
No book haul last week. Been slowly getting my plants. Love Ferns since I can not kill them.
How was your week? Get any good books?