#Review of The Fireman’s Son (Where Secrets are Safe #11) by Tara Taylor Quinn w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @tarataylorquinn


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The Fireman’s Son
(Where Secrets Are Safe #11)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
May 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance

Secrets are burning out of control

After she broke his heart in college, Faye Walker is the last person fire chief Reese Bristow ever expected to see again, especially as his new EMT. But that’s not Reese’s only surprise. Faye has an eight-year-old son, Elliott, whose counseling at The Lemonade Stand shelter is her first priority.

It’s nearly impossible to accept that she had a child with another man—and married that man—right after their breakup. Trusting Faye won’t be easy. Especially when she reveals a secret about the boy that might tear them apart for good.

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Okay, its me again with another 5 Harlie read from Ms. Quinn.  But what sets this apart from the others in the series, is the content.  Ms. Quinn took a very touchy, taboo subject and made it very grown up.  Yes, grown up.  Faye isn’t looking for a man to make her “right” again.  She just wants to know that her son, Elliot, has the proper care after everything that they have been through.  Faye and Reece’s story isn’t an easy one to read but read it, I did.  My heart broke for them; it still does.  This story hasn’t left my heart.  I can’t imagine what Elliot heard and how his “father” hurt his mother all those years.  He still has a ways to go but with the help of the Lemonade Stand and Lucy, he will come through.

Reese is an angry person when it comes to Faye.  I was really surprised at his reaction to Faye when she starts working with him.  I could sorta understand in the beginning but once Faye starting telling him what she and Elliot had gone through, I could see his heart melting a bit.  What I didn’t except was reaction to Elliot once the whole truth came out.  At that point, I really wanted to slap him but in the end, I think he finally understood what needed to be done.

Another in the book, is there are NO smexy times.  I know, right?  But once you start reading the book, you will understand.  Faye doesn’t see herself as capable of having sexual thoughts, urges anymore.  But what I truly like was seeing Bloom again as her counselor and helping her through her feelings toward Reese and how to cope with them and figure out what she really wanted in a relationship with Reese.  I miss Bloom.  It was nice to see her hubby again, too.  Once the whole awful truth comes out about that night with Reese and Faye in college, I nearly wept.  Miscommunication at that time, I can understand but the way that they finally come together…beautiful.  I was crying a little.

Overall, Ms. Quinn tackles a hard subject and hits it head on.  She doesn’t sugarcoat it with her characters but let’s her characters speak for themselves.  This series is fast becoming one of my all time favorites.  Her stories in this series just keep getting better and better.  I can’t wait to see in future books how Elliot is doing and how the Lemonade Stand is and the characters that surround it.  Bravo, Ms. Quinn.  You did it again.

About the Author

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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Happy Release Week & #Review of Sheik’s Rescue (Desert Justice #2) by Ryshia Kennie! @ryshiakennie

 

As a sheik, he always got what he wanted—until he met his beautiful and challenging new partner… 

Zafir Al-Nassar knows everything about Jade Van Everett. He’s studied the cases she’s worked for his family’s company and for the FBI. And it’s hard not to notice that she’s absolutely gorgeous. Teaming up for a routine security detail, Jade is desperate to prove herself and Zafir can’t help but admire her determination. But when their assignment turns deadly, it becomes difficult to stay focused on the job. Because although they were hired to protect a Morrocan royal from a trained assassin, Zafir also has every intention of keeping Jade safe and by his side. Forever.

  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue (May 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2017

 

Another sheik for me to drool over.  I will have to warn you though, these brothers are mine.  Sorry peeps but I claim all of them.  Sheiks are a very big weakness for me and my guiltiest pleasure when it comes to heroes in a book.  Shocked you?  You shouldn’t be since I’m such a tropy reader.  The tropy the better.  Bring it.

Anyway, I will have to say that this book is much more action orientated.  Not much in the smexy times but when Zafir and Jade kiss, it’s like lightening in a bottle.  You can feel the connection and the HEA that they both deserve.  One of the things that I loved about Zafir that has much as a playboy that he is, he fell hard for Jade.  It was almost like love at first sight but it made sense.  He had already read everything about her that he could before he even met her and I actually liked that.  I know, it goes against the grain of instant love but with him, it wasn’t.  He just knew you know.

Jade is such a bad*ss in this book.  She is fearless, completely unaware of her appeal to Zafir.  She just wants to do the job.  Code white is what they called it but it quickly turned to red in a heartbeat.  And the person they were protecting was a hoot.  Stanley is a complex character that takes awhile to get to know but peeling those layers is fun.  I also liked how Ms. Kennie made Stanley human.  The dogs…

Like I said, this book is clocked full of action and it never stops.  It seems like they are constantly on the run and the end climax left me breathless.  I also liked seeing Talib and Emir.  I can’t wait to get my hands on Talib’s story.  If I had one, tiny thing about the book is that I would have liked to have seen or at least heard about Kate.  I miss her and I would have like to hear her say something to Fasir when it comes to falling for Jade.

This book has everything.  Passion, exotic settings, characters that you can love and swoon over and a climax that I never saw coming.  Breathtaking is what this book is.

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Happy Book Birthday & ARC #Review of The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride (McNeill Magnates #1) by Joanne Rock w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @TastyBookTours @JoanneRock6

A mix-and-match mock engagement? 
THE MAGNATE’S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE
The McNeill Magnates #1
Joanne Rock
Releasing April 4th, 2017
Harlequin Desire


A mix-and-match mock engagement? Ballerina Sofia Koslov’s career is on the line when she’s accosted at the airport by a rich, reckless playboy who thinks she’s his mail-order bride! But the playboy’s levelheaded brother, Quinn McNeill, solves the media snafu with a switcheroo. He’ll pretend to be her legitimate fiancé to protect her reputation—and to protect his family’s business deals from her father’s wrath.

Sofia’s one condition: they’ll share the spotlight as a loving couple but won’t share a bed. But soon Quinn’s gentlemanly ways strike a chord, and Sofia’s dying to renege on that condition and have a real fling…


“I never would have guessed your brother would spend a small fortune on a ring for a woman he never met.” She edged out of his grip. “I thought he was a romantic, not completely certifiable.”

Quinn’s smile faded. “I assure you, Cameron is neither.” He set the ring on the steamer trunk beside her. “I’ll let you decide whether or not to wear it in the morning. And in the meantime, I’d better let you get some rest.”

He rose to his feet, leaving a priceless piece of jewelry balanced on last month’s Vogue.

“Quinn.” She stood to follow him to the door then reached back to grab the ring so she could return it. “Please. I don’t feel right keeping this here.”

He turned to face her as he reached the door, but made no move to take the glittering ring.

“If you were my bride-to-be, I would spare no expense to show the world you were mine.” His blue eyes glowed with a warmth that had her remembering his kiss. Her breath caught in her chest and she wondered what it might be like for him to call her that for real.

Mine.

“I’m—” At a total loss for words. “That is—” She folded the diamond into her hand, squeezing it tightly so the stones pressed into her soft skin, distracting her from her hypnotic awareness of this man. “If you insist.”

“It’s a matter of believability, Sofia.”

“It’s only for one month.” She wasn’t sure if she said it to remind him or herself.

“We’ll work out the details tomorrow.” He reached to smooth a strand of hair from her forehead, barely touching her and still sending shimmers of pleasure along her temple and all the way down the back of her neck. “Sleep well.”

She didn’t even manage to get her voice working before he was out the door again, leaving her alone in a suddenly too empty apartment.

Squeezing the ring tighter in her fist, she waited for the pinch of pain from the sharp edges of the stones. She needed to remember that this wasn’t real. Quinn McNeill had only agreed to this mad scheme to clean up his brother’s mess. Any hint of attraction she felt needed to be squashed immediately, especially since Quinn was cut from the same mold as her father—focused on business and the accumulation of wealth. Her world was about art, emotions and human connections.

Her mother had taught her that people did not fall into both camps. In Sofia’s experience it was true. And since she wanted her own relationships to be meaningful bonds rooted in shared creativity and ideals, she was willing to wait until she had more time in her life to find the right partner. Romance could not be rushed.

“It’s only for a month,” she said aloud again, forcing herself to set the engagement ring on the hallway table.

Surely she could keep up her end of a fake engagement for the sake of appearances? She’d made countless sacrifices for her career, from dancing on broken toes to living away from her family on the other side of the globe to train with Russian ballet masters.

Ignoring the sensual draw of Quinn McNeill couldn’t possibly be more difficult than those challenges.

Yet, even as she marched herself off to bed, she feared she was lying to herself that she could keep her hands off the man anywhere near as easily as she’d set down the ring.

 Ms. Rock…welcome back to Desire.  I’ve missed reading your alpha’s and the women that tame them.  Yes, I know that you have written other books and yes, I’ve read them but there is something about a Desire from you.  You just “get” the line.  You put a loveable but somewhat dimwit (when it comes to women) alpha and a very strong female together and you make magic.  Plus, you don’t put filler in your stories.  You get right to the point and then let the characters take over.  
Quinn just cracked me up from the beginning.  Trying to save face for Cam and then realizing that Sofia was truly the one that needed his skills.  I also liked that the arc with her dad isn’t over.  It isn’t resolved and I found that intriguing because I’ll get more of Quinn and Sofia in future books.  Quinn isn’t your typical Desire hero either.  He’s not a total douche that needs to be redeemed but he does need to realize what is more important to him and for that he needs Sofia.
I loved Sofia.  I must see pictures of her capes.  With fur.  Yes, fur.  I love fur and come on, she’s Ukrainian (like me) so it’s totally appropriate for her to wear.  Plus, she is a ballerina and she can totally pull the look off.  I really liked the scenes dealing with the ballet.  I’ve always loved the ballet and the end with the idiot choreographer.  *Growl*  I’m glad that she did what she did.  Too bad she told Quinn to NOT hit him.  I would have loved to have seen that.  
But truly this book is about two people that meet under the strangest circumstances and it somehow works.  They try to resist but in the end, the pull is just too great.  I loved watching them fall in love and then fight and then love again.  Again, Ms. Rock knows the line and doesn’t fill it up with a bunch of filler that you skip through.  This story is about a lonely ballerina that misses her mom and therefore her passion is life is gone and the man that reignites that passion in her.  I can not wait to read Ian and Cam’s stories.  

 



Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly–love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career.
She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her
favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.
 

 

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