Book review: Blossoms of the Heart

Blossoms of the Heart
by Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
The most intense and passionate romance you’ll read this year.
Why do I fall for guys I can’t have?
Okay, it’s not guys –plural.
It’s just one guy.
THE guy.
When I was 18 he stole my heart.
Tai was the guy I wasn’t supposed to have…
The tattooed rebel my mother told to stay away from me.
My heart stopped beating that day.
I was off- limits to him and he was forbidden to me.
I never thought I’d see him again.
He stayed away, just like my mother demanded.
Until… fate decided to hand us an all-access card eleven years later.
Leaving it to us to work out the kinks.
We got to see what could have happened if we got together.
Then it became complicated….
The passion and heat between us is wild.
Scorching hot and consuming.
He wants more. So much more…
But I can’t give him more…
This time it’s not my mother telling me I can’t have him.
It’s life …
Because …  now I have a secret.
A secret that could tear us apart.
**This is a full length novel with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no
cheating, and plenty of steam. ***

If you like hot, steamy, romance with gorgeous, drool worthy ex-marines
that, you will like this book.

**Only .99 cents!**
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My Review

This story is so complicated! The characters have such a complicated life. Well, mostly Phoebe. She has a lot to deal with and she is facing this all alone. I loved our main character and I loved this book!

Let me get into the details a little bit. Phoebe and Tai have been best friends since childhood, until one event on her 18th birthday sends them apart. Now married with a very influential man, she has a decision to make: continue in a loveless marriage or confront her husband and try to start over. She takes the obvious choice, but even after being away from Jason, his power still follows her.

Years later after their last night together, Tai and Phoebe meet. Now they can finish what they never could, but do they have a future? That remains to be seen, as both have unresolved things and secrets to protect. I felt so sorry for Phoebe. She genuinely cared for Tai and she envisioned a future with him ever since childhood. He, on the other hand, took some decisions that for me were hard to understand. This is one of the reasons for which I am decreasing my rating.

While the story was very interesting and intense for the most part, I must admit there are some issues with the writing, as some parts felt like dragging. I will not make any reference to our characters’ flaws because that’s what brings them closer to us.

All in all, I liked it and I would gladly check other books by Khardine Gray, as I’ve heard her other stories are even better J Until next time, happy reading!

 
Khardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her
husband, two kids, and three crazy ferrets.

She is well traveled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing
and ice skating.
When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot
chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends.
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Khardine’s books to become immersed in the fascinating stories and
characters she creates.
 
 
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Book Reviews: Avoiding the Badge

AVOIDING THE BADGE
Arizona K9 #1
by Dorothy F. Shaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 9/4/2018
 
Rayna Michaels may be a veterinarian, but she knows a little something
about the human heart—especially when it comes to worried pet
owners. Law enforcement’s bonds with their K9 partners are
legendary, and Derek Hansen is a perfect example—he’s had his dog
Axle in more times than she can count in the last few months. And
Derek’s sculpted muscles and heart-stopping smile would be truly
irresistible, if only he wasn’t an officer of the law…
Derek can’t get Rayna’s stunning face and no-nonsense smarts out of his mind.
Any excuse to see her will do, until he works up the nerve to ask her
out. He’s not sure where her resistance to cops comes from, though
he’s more than willing to prove he’s one of the good ones. But
when casual dating turns into explosive lovemaking, Derek knows he
has to come clean about his past before the woman he loves finds out
what he’s been hiding and turns tail to run…

My Review

“Avoiding the Badge” is a book that has a lot of promise. The story is not bad at all, the key events around which the plot is constructed is also no bad. It is a quick read and has a dialogue easy to follow and with lines that will put a smile on your face.

We have a sweet and innocent vet, dedicated 100% to her job, and a police officer whose attraction for the doctor has been visible for everyone but her. When they finally come clean to each other, they start building something nice, beneficial to both. However, each has a past and both are willing to set it aside for a while and live a little.

I loved the attraction between our main characters, I liked their banter at times and I liked his overprotective nature. For Rayna this relationship is also a journey to self-discovery. She discovers new things when it comes to the intimate moments and she learns more about herself and her body. On the other hand, Derek is sure he has found his soul mate. It remains to be seen.

Unfortunately, there are also some things I did not enjoy. The characters were ok, but in my opinion, they had quite some flaws and while I liked the conversations Derek and Rayna had, I did not enjoy the dialogue between Derek and his best friend. I don’t know, it did not feel as … manly (?). And I was not very comfortable with the dirty talk. It was a bit too much.

All in all, this is not a bad book, made me smile, made me finish it and curious about how our characters will solve their differences.  Looking forward to read more from this series.

Dorothy F. Shaw lives in Arizona where the weather is hot and the sunsets
are always beautiful. She spends her days in the corporate world and her nights
with her Mac on her lap. Between her ever-open heart, her bright red
hair, and her many colorful tattoos, she truly lives and loves in Technicolor!
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Series Review: The Nomad Outlaws

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Ruthless
Nomad Outlaws Trilogy Book 1
by Tory Richards
Genre: Adult MC Romance
 
Four years ago Rebel ruined Ginger by claiming her to keep them both
alive, and then she disappeared. Bike Week at Daytona Beach brings
them back together. He’s a dangerous nomad. A ruthless killer. But
he’s her addiction, and she’s his. Can they keep the past where it
belongs and move forward, or is it too late?
No cliffhangers! Can be read as a standalone romance. 
Warning,
contains explicit sex acts, language, and violence. Adults only!
 

My Review

This series open up in full force! “Ruthless” made me fall in love with the series and with Rebel and Ginger. She’s seen it all – a vicious MC, with members that have no honor and enjoy making women suffer. Held against her will in the Red Devils MC, she finds an ally in Rebel, another bad guy, but with a conscience. She has no way but to trust him and in a very short period of time, they share something that none will forget, neither the good, nor the bad. Years later, they meet and things become complicated. Rebel is a nomad, he’s not the type to settle down and Ginger has trusting issues – very justifiable ones.

There is so much going on in this story. We have a lot of action and when you think things settle, another bad guy appears. The book is full of hot scenes and explicit ones. I would not advise it if you cannot handle a bad mouth. Rebel is a strong man, his only weakness being Ginger. As for her, she tries not to feel anything for the man, but she cannot forget that some time ago, he was willing to show her kindness, in his own way.

Ginger’s friendship with Della is so beautiful. When need arises, she is willing to risk her life to protect her friend. Ginger is a fighter, a smart one. Rebel’s nomad friends are also a curious type and I cannot wait to read more about them in the following books.

All in all, book 1 is a beautiful surprise and I cannot wait to tell you about the next ones in the series. 5 stars for “Ruthless”. Tory Richards surprised me and I am sorry I only managed to read her books now. I have so much to catch up!

And this will happen a few rows below 🙂

 
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Dangerous
Nomad Outlaws Trilogy Book 2
 
Jace is a nomad.
An outlaw biker who likes to work alone. 
Fierce.
Dangerous.
A killer when he needs to be.
He calls no place home, and no woman owns his heart.
Until her.
Luna.
 

My Review

“Dangerous” was a little bit of a letdown. We have Jace and Luna’s story and, while I liked it, there is a significant difference between Book 2 and Books 1 and 3. And I am a little upset and a little more frustrated, because there is so so much potential.

Luna is hiding from an abusive boyfriend, while Jase is in town to help the local MC club with business. Also a nomad, he has made friends in different MCs. So when his brothers need him, he says yes. No strings attached, no settling down. Luna, on the other hand, wants to lay low, forget and live a quiet life. She has limited contact with her family and is even reticent towards making new friends. Their attraction is immediate and what happens next is… again, full of action.

Same as “Ruthless”, we have a lot of explicit scenes, we have a lot of dirty talk but, as opposed to Ginger, I did not understand Luna. She appears shy and wanting to lay low, still she attracts the attention of the guys in the MC. I felt there were contradictions in the way she was created. Same goes for Jace.  Right now, he sees the innocence in her. But on the next page, he thinks the worst.

The scenes in “Dangerous” were too much for me, some I think were not very believable. Trigger warning for abuse and rape, but my respect for the author and how she treated the character involved in this.

Oh, and I almost forgot, there are so many explanations regarding the MCs and the rules. Sometimes they are even repeated. It felt more like a book 1, than a 2. I don’t know. It didn’t stay well with me. Hard to rate it, but I’ll go with 3 stars, for now.

 

 
Furious
Nomad Outlaws Book 3
 
Moody had had it all once, and had lost it in a heartbeat. Now he goes
through life as a cold, heartless nomad. A man to avoid and be afraid
of, uncaring that each day could be his last. He gives a fuck about
nothing and no one, until an innocent woman appears out of nowhere,
unafraid of his fury, challenging his demons, making him want to live
again. Is he strong enough to let her into his heart?

My Review

“Furious” brings us an interesting character. Moody is our third nomad and also a bar owner. He meets Bailey, hired by one of his most trusted employees to help around. What’s his reaction? Fires her. Yup, he fires her. He doesn’t think she’s able to hold her ground in a bad frequented by bikers and other dangerous people. When she is blackmailed to steal something from Moody, they begin a sort of game, in which everyone has to lose. Some their heart, others even more.

The story is very interesting, but what makes it even better is Moody. We know from the other books that he is not the talking kind and he has a past that still bothers him. His issues melted my heart and I have all my respect for him and for what he’s been through. Bailey and her getting involved with the wrong people was a little forced. With Moody’s influence, the situation could have ended a lot faster.

So with all my liking of the characters, I cannot overlook the small flaws we have in the action. Definitely “Furious” is better that “Dangerous”, but it does not come close to “Ruthless”. We see a more reserved biker, one that is afraid of lowering his guard and that is what makes  this book special.

4 stars for Book 3 and my appreciation to the author for creating such a beautiful character, with such a great mix of emotions.

 
 

Overall

As for my series review, I would have gladly given all the stars, if it were not for my issues with “Dangerous”.   By far my favorite book is “Furious”, definitely my favorite nomad is Moody. All books have a lot of action, all books have a lot of steamy scenes and explicit ones. So be aware, before going into any of them. I had fun reading them and I quickly became addicted to this series and to all the other characters from the other MCs. Tory Richards has her way with words and with creating strong and in the same time emotional characters.

Let me know in the comments below if you have read any of her books or if an MC Romance is something you would like to try of have tried already.

Tory Richards is an Amazon bestselling author who writes smut with a plot.
Born in Maine, she’s lived most of her life in Florida where she went
to school, married, and raised her daughter. She’s retired from
Disney and spends her time with family and friends, traveling, and
writing. .
 
 
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Book Review: Hard Drive (Tech Titans #1)

Hard Drive
Tech Titans Series Book 1
by Marcella Swann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Can I tame the Bad Boy Playboy of Silicon Valley?
Damian Black: He’s gorgeous and knows it.
A titan of the tech industry and not yet 30.
Models and starlets are his for the taking.
A billionaire.
And so very good at being bad.
I tell myself I don’t want him even though I do, in the worst way.
But I’ve got a secret that could ruin everything.
Gigi Stevens: She’s brainy and beautiful and has a tongue as sharp as an
ice pick. 
I’m the face of a multi-billion-dollar tech company and I’ve got a rep.
I’m used to shallow and superficial but that’s not her.
That’s not her at all.
And it throws me.
Is something real worth the risk?
There’s only one way to find out.
It’s a dangerous dance:
Will she tame the Bad Boy or will she be the one who’s conquered?
**Only .99 cents!**
 

My Review

While this book is a love story that happens in a shot amount of time… and pages, I see it as a little more, maybe because both characters have flaws and personality traits I am not crazy about. I am trying to see this as a positive thing. Let me explain a little what I mean by that.

Damian and Gigi meet at a party organized by him and his major tech company. The meeting, while accidental, has an important effect on their hearts. None can escape thinking about the other. So, at some point, Damian takes her away to lunch, at 10 PM. The book explains it all, I won’t get into too much, as I’ll end up spoiling it. During this short amount of time, they eat, they talk, they get to know each other better and … things move south.

Probably because this is a novella, we do not get a significant plot development, but we see enough about the characters to view them interesting. Damian’s ego is as big as his empire. The author gives us info about how he and his partners started, but he is the one most aware of what power can do. He pushes the limits of his influence and is not ashamed to admit it. Gigi has had a difficult upbringing and because of that, she has left her family behind once collage began. She has never looked back since then and is ashamed of her origins (family and accent included). In a way, they are both being someone they are not. Damian is actually a pretty nice guy and she is not as innocent as they come.

I wanted a little bit more. I  wanted more plot development, I wanted a bigger conflict and a less rushed conclusion. But it was a very fun read and I enjoyed my time with “Hard Drive” (don’t quite get the title yet though). The writing is beautiful, with funny moments that made me enjoy it even more. All in all, I am giving this book 3.5 stars and I am looking forward for what’s next in the series.

 

 
Marcella Swann is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of heart-thumping and
heart-melting contemporary romance. She’s plied her trade in the
newspaper business, written and produced a way off Broadway play, and
is the proud mama of a singer-songwriter. When she’s not trying to
save newspapers from eminent doom (by subscribing to them all), she
loves to take her readers on dreamy journeys to that place where all
the men are hotties and the women are beautiful and strong. She also
swings a mean kettle bell at the gym and likes people watching at
Grand Central on a busy day. 
 
 
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Series Review: The Bridesmaid’s Checklist

Laura’s Wedding
The Bridesmaid’s Checklist Series Book 1
By K.T. Castle
​Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kassandra is a single, independent woman who prides herself on her own success.
But when she’s asked by her best friend Laura to be the
Maid of Honor in her wedding, Kassandra finds herself
questioning her lifestyle. Helping Laura plan the wedding
is no problem—she’s done it before for all their other friends.
The first time was a blast, the second super fun, but doing it
without receiving any help from the rest of the girls gets old really fast.
The whole event kicks off with the worst kind of surprise
when Kassandra discovers who her friend’s fiancé really
is, and she’s torn between supporting Laura’s future
happiness and hiding the deeply buried, intimate past she shares with
the groom-to-be. Struggling to be the bigger person and do all the
hard work on her own, Kassandra finds surprising comfort in
Josh, the best man in the wedding and someone she’s been avoiding for
years. He’s charming, thoughtful, handsome, and the worst kind of
womanizer, but she just can’t seem to stay away. All the
while,Kassandra can’t help wondering if the wedding could be anymore cliché—until she finds unexpected ways to change things up a bit.

My Review

First book stars quite well! We meet Kassandra, who we will follow throughout the series, and some of her friends. We see her planning one of her best friends’ wedding, with all the ups and downs of such a job, but we see a story of taking chances and having a strong protagonist and a complicated relationship.

Our main character is shocked to find out who the groom is. Remembering all the reasons why their relationship couldn’t work and seeing him marry her best friend, all the while trying to act professional is a challenge. Her encounter with the best man, Josh, is a refreshing moment. She can now set aside her problems and focus on the handsome man anting her attention.

This book has hot scenes, positive and negative emotions, good friends, hysterical ones and much much more. It was a delight! While I admired Kassandra for her strength and desire to succeed and be independent, I saw her easy to be influenced – maybe that’s not the proper word. But she did take enough bad words without having a strong comeback.

Still, I liked the story and I cannot wait to tell you what I think of the next one. For now, 4 stars for Book 1.

**Only .99 cents!!**
Marisol’s Wedding
The Bridesmaid’s Checklist Book 2
Kassandra’s last single friend got married in the summer. But even if Kassandra
herself is the only unmarried girl in the pack, she isn’t single
anymore. Now that all her friends are married and all the wedding
planning is over, she has a chance to concentrate in her relationship
with Josh. Or so she thought until Marisol visits her with
a major, life-changing crisis. Helping her friends plan their wedding
was no problem─dealing with an unexpected pregnancy is a whole
other thing.
Kassandra is unable to decide the best way to
help Marisol, especially when her relationship with Josh reaches
a level of commitment she wasn’t expecting. Both girls will have to
remember the past in order to move their relationships forward.
Destiny is full of surprises, and sometimes, the plans
you have aren’t laid out on the path set before you.
Join Kassandra and Marisol as they
remember how they planned Sol’s wedding while they solve together
the difficulties in the present.
**Only .99 cents!!**

My Review

 

Book 2 brings us another crisis. Kassandra seems the friend everybody comes to in need. She is dependable and wants to make sure her friends are well. Even those she has not seen in a while. We see Josh willing to stand by her, willing to leave his days as a womanizer behind. But is she really ready for that?

What I mostly loved about this book was that we see a more introspective approach. Now is the time for her to think about a future. If book one faces her with her past, now she has something to look forward for, on a personal note as well. Kassandra seems more mature, more ready to focus on this side of her life. I wish I could have understood as well where things stood from Josh’s perspective, but that’s ok. We have girl power here!

I loved “Marisol’s Wedding” more and for now, the series is getting better and better. 5 stars for book 2.

Natalie’s Wedding
The Bridesmaid’s Checklist Book 3
Kassandra never thought she’d be in another committed relationship, but now
she’s living with her boyfriend Josh. Things can’t get any
better. But they can get worse.
Natalie has dropped a major bomb on her, confessing she believes her husband
is having an affair. Kassandra is always ready to help a friend, but
accepting that one of their marriages isn’t working goes against
everything she believes about the people she loves. Wanting to help
their friend overcome this difficult situation and provide Natalie
the support she needs, Kassandra and the girls pull a lot of strings
to help Natalie uncover the truth. In the process, Kassandra
discovers remarkable similarities between Josh’s recent changes and
those in Natalie’s allegedly cheating husband. She’s always been
an independent woman who prides herself on her own success, and when
she digs up one dirty secret after another, she can’t help but
wonder if her man’s womanizing days are really behind him. 
Sometimes, love makes us twist reality to avoid hurting those we hold closest to
our hearts. Join Kassandra and Natalie as they struggle to reconcile
their fears in love with the truth.
**Only .99 cents!!**

My Review

“Natalie’s Wedding” brings us face to face to a feeling called “confidence”. Someone is hiding something and that something looks to be not good. Both Natalie and Kassandra are now trying to understand if their men are really so loving and faithful as they pretend to be. Kassandra is taken by Natalie’s problems and sees them in her own relationship.

This book was the longest of the series and the most difficult to read. I had the impression our main character was trying to find flaws in an otherwise great relationship. I felt the length of the story was a bit too much and I must admit I skimmed through some pages. But that doesn’t mean I liked it less than the other 2. I couldn’t wait to see the conclusion. I guessed what the ending would be, to some extent, and I was anxious to find out how they get there.  Other than that, we see yet another story about friendship, we see Kassandra helping another friend, even if she faces her own problems.

I liked it, but it was a long 3.5 star read.  As in case of the other two books, the writing was great and the characters as well, just a bit too long this time.

Overall Series Thoughts

As for my conclusion to the series review, these 3 books were an enjoyable read. I must admit I had to read through them really fast and I marathoned them. That’s probably why I got tired when reading the last one. I loved the time I spent with Kassandra and Josh and I loved seeing them go through so much together.

K.T. Castle loves reading, writing, and painting. She’s on a quest to find
the words, forms, and colors to materialize the worlds and people of
her imagination. She loves reading Romance, especially Young Adult,
New Adult, Contemporary, and Paranormal. She never saw herself as an
incurable romantic, but lately, that’s what she finds herself musing
about. Love is found everywhere, regardless of whether it comes from
a nice person or an ass—mundane or even vampire.
When she’s not busy with work, in front of a computer placing many
thoughts in order, she does her best to be creative or relax with a
good TV series and snacks. Some of her favorite characters are
Lucifer, Jace, Clary, Affton, Cable, Poppy, Zack, Maleficent, and Ariel.
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Book Promo: Mailroom Delight

Mailroom Delight
by Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Dear Jason, 
Thank you for your emails. It sounds like you need to get laid,
or possibly have a sex marathon. 
Today’s modern woman doesn’t need to be put in a category to serve men,
and I’m sorry if you think my advice lacks heart-warmth, or whatever it
was you said. It is what it is.
Now maybe you should take a lesson or two from me. It could spice up your
love life in the most unimaginable ways. Imagine being with a woman
who will rock your world. It’s the difference between a $2 hook up
and a mind-blowing experience.
I will gladly show you what I mean, so call me if you need
clarification on any of the matters discussed. I look forward to
meeting you.
~Paige

 

That was the letter I sent my boss when he suggested my
advice column needed more heart. 
That, was the letter he wasn’t supposed to get…
Jesus Christ, I was drunk. Wasted, off my face drunk.
I didn’t know how in the hell I managed to get myself in these sorts
of crazy situations.
And… I didn’t know that letter would open up my own personal
Pandora’s Box where my heart was in for the ride of its’ life…
If you love steamy, sexy romance with a drool-worthy
Alpha male you’re gonna love this.
 
 
Khardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her
husband, two kids, and three crazy ferrets.
She is well traveled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing
and ice skating.
When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot
chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends.
No need to spend money on an airline ticket. Simply pick up one of
Khardine’s books to become immersed in the fascinating stories and
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Series Review: Dragon Planet Romance Trilogy

Runaway Dragonette
Dragon Planet Romance Book 1
by Lynne Murray
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
When the Dragon King demands that Princess Verity choose a romantic
partner from 26 dragon shapeshifters, she’s not allowed to say,
“No.” But she has to. 
Verity must escape her father’s romance plans for her, but it won’t be
easy with cameras broadcasting her every move and the whole Dragon
Planet watching.
Meanwhile on Earth, Ryan, a tech industry millionaire, loves dragons more than
anything in the real world. He has moved back to his home town to run
a dragon-centered bookstore. When a portal misfire lands Verity in
Ryan’s store, the attraction is instant and irresistible.
Ryan jumps at the chance to compete to win Verity’s hand. The Dragon
King allows it. He doesn’t expect a computer nerd human to survive
a competition with fire-breathing dragonshifters.
Can Ryan win the dragon princess’s hand by defeating a pack of hulking,
jealous, firebreathing dragon men who don’t play fair? Will Verity
be able to save her true mate from death by dragon fire?

My Review

Book one was a little bit difficult to get into. I mean, it was difficult for me to understand the entire dragon system or if the people knew about the existence of a dragon planet or not. The beginning was not that good. But once you move past it, the idea is pretty amazing and unique – at least I have not read any romance stories between half-dragons and humans.

We have our dragonette, looking for something more than dragon wings and flames in her mate. Her father has set up the entire scheme of a TV show, at the end of which she is supposed to select a mate, aka someone who can make sure the king has nephews. Because the king was so focused on one thing only, it made easier for me to understand what Verity went through.

As for Ryan, because of the not so good beginning, I thought his only feelings towards the princess were curiosity and awe because of his obsession with dragons, not because she was as beautiful and as smart as she seemed in that TV show. But later on, I started to like him.

All in all, ”Runaway Dragonette” was an acceptable beginning to a very interesting and original series. If it were not for the first pages telling Ryan’s story, I would have increased my rated one star. For now, I’m sticking with 3.5.

 

 
 
Bachelor Dragon Blues
Dragon Planet Romance Book 2
 
Can the love of an Earth woman save a dragonshifter from the
ticking time bomb inside?
The Dragon Planet hails Jevrath as a war hero for a military action that
wounded him. No one knows that spy bots invaded his wound during the
battle. They track his every move. They can kill him at will. The
only threat Jevrath knows about is the Dragon King’s vow to force
him into a planetary romance show, to publicly select a dragonshifter
mate. Jevrath refuses and heads for Earth for a vacation. Then Beth,
a human woman, walks through the door of the resort bar and his world
will never be the same.
Beth’s dream is to work with endangered species, but who knew they would be
so sizzling hot? She needs a weekend away from her lab tech job and
her lecherous boss. When she walks into the resort bar and sees tall,
dark, commanding Jevrath, her dreams seem about to come true—along
with her worst nightmares. She can have a lab of her own on the
Dragon Planet, if she pretends to go along with the televised romance
show. But her desires for Jevrath go dangerously beyond pretending.
Can the devotion of a dragon man sustain Beth in the face of 26
firebreathing dragon women who don’t mind killing for love?
 

My Review

“Bachelor Dragon Blues” brings more to the story than “Runaway Dragonette”. By this second book, I was already familiar with the concepts and knew I should expect extraordinary dragons. The author created a very nice background this time, a much more interesting background. That made me more and more intrigued.

Javerath has no plans in spending more time than needed on Earth, but little did he know that his visit will end up being much more than that. He is offered a small escape from his already stressful life and he offers the same in exchange. When Beth confesses her problem with her boss, his protective instincts kick in. Now the question is: Will Beth be able to handle dragon women? And will she be able to secure Jeverath’s heart?

Definitely I liked this book better than the previous one. Main reason is that the characters have a little more depth and that the action flows a little bit more in sync with what it should be expected from a short story. It felt more natural and better planed in a way. We cme back to the TV show, where this time a bachelor needs to select its mate, but this time, the badass dragon-ladies show their wings and flames.

Loved it quite a lot, 4 clean stars – or flames, or little dragon babies. Ok, you got the idea!

 

 
Billionaire Dragon’s Secretary
Dragon Planet Romance Book 3
 
Jill is kidnapped by a lying, cheating dragonshifter and stuck on the
Dragon Planet. Romance with a dragon is the last thing on her mind.
She only wants to earn enough to pay for a ticket back to Earth, but
her billionaire dragon shifter boss sets her senses on fire, and he’s
trying to give her every reason to stay. Targon, “the Gold
Whisperer,” fiercely guards his heart and his hoard until his new
secretary, Jill arrives. Instantly he recognizes her as his True
Mate. How can a dragonshifter convince an angry Earth woman to trust
him when he doesn’t trust himself?

My Review

Oh, book 3 is even better! Ok, I feel the need to make a short summary of the series until now. We had Bachelorette Verity, who’s heart was gain by a human, then we had Bachelor Javerath, who’s heart was lost to a human earlier than the TV show could start and now…. Who’s the prize?

“Billionaire Dragon’s Secretary” is even better than the other there in the series. That is mostly because this time the characters feel more on an even ground than in the other books. Even if Jill lands up on the Dragon Planet against her will, she knows what to expect and she knows exactly what she wants: to get back home to Earth. So while she unleashes her emotions on her dragon boss, Taragon must stand tall and guard himself.

This time, the dragon is almost bossed around by the human. An even fresher angle to the dragon shape shifter story,  the third book brings us even better characters and a much much better plot. Or maybe it’s just me, liking these type of romances better. But definitely, the background of the characters goes way deeper and their story needs more analysis.

I’m still going with 4 stars, even if when comparing to the other two, I liked this one best!

 
 
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Overall Opinion

 

As for the overall series, I loved it very much. It is a refreshing approach, it has romance and dragons – two of my addictions! I would have wanted more background on the Dragon Planet and to understand more their relationship with earth and the other way around. But other than that, I only have good words.

The plot gets better and better, the characters become even more interesting with every book you read and that’s proof of a great writer! Can’t wait to read more by Lynne Murray

 
Lynne Murray was born in Illinois and grew up in transit Texas, Alaska,
Florida, Washington state, and Southern California due to her
father’s work with the military. 
Lynne writes the kind of books she loves to read. Those usually feature a
lot of action, quirky characters and supernatural attitude. She just
might read anything that isn’t tied down, but some of the books that
have to be restrained also make it onto her list. Her favorite
authors include Illona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Patricia Briggs, Kim
Hamilton, Terry Pratchett and T.H. White.
She now lives and writes and stares out the window at the ocean in San
Francisco with a group of rescue cats, who rescue her right back with
heroic feats of purring.
 
 
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