24 Jan '12

A Vicky Review – Susie White and the Right Hand Man (4 Stars)

This short story is a new take on the snow white / wicked witch classic and has been really well written so you are kept entertained and wondering how this version is going to play out. When Suzie’s mum dies she doesn’t want her dad to be on his own when she leaves for university so she encouraged him to start dating again and was happy when he met Louise but after the first meeting it was obvious that Louise didn’t like Suzie at all.  Suzie meets Scott at her dad and Louise’s wedding and they bond over a mutual dislike for the bride. After a ruined father / daughter moment Suzie drags Scott off to find out all the dirty secrets she can about her new step-mother and her gorgeous assistant. As the relationship between Suzie and Scott continues to develop after that night at the wedding, the step-mother sets out to put her plan in to motion to make herself the most beautiful one of all again. The… Keep Reading »

23 Jan '12

A Nix Review – Tingle All the Way by Catelyn Cash (2.5 Stars)

Innara Grant used to love Christmas, until her thoughtless ex ruined it.  Now, she finds herself working late at the office, the only one around on the last day before the holiday season begins. When she starts to leave, the lift suddenly stops leaving her alone in the dark. Or so she thinks. A voice from behind her signals that she is actually in the company of her dark and dreamy boss, the one who has plagued her thoughts for months.  Things quickly become heated in the lift and once the power comes back on, she finds herself in his apartment, making her fantasies become a reality. Once the handsome security guard Lee joins them in to complete her ultimate fantasy of a threesome, her night is complete. The morning it turns out that he doesn’t want her to leave, she has to decide whether or not she wants to play for keeps. At first, I really enjoyed this little story. It was cute, sexy and made me smile. When… Keep Reading »

22 Jan '12

A Nix Review – Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre (5 Stars)

When Gabe rescues Megan and her daughter Summer from their burning home, he recognises the pull of attraction that he feels when he looks at her. But Gabe has learned his lesson about dating people he rescues on the job because it’s darn hard to be the hero they expect to see every-day.  Megan too recognises the pull of attraction, but puts it down to the fact that he had saved the life of her and her daughter. After her husband died, she swore she would never get involved with a man in a risky job. They resolve to keep away from each other but Summer has other ideas. When she decides to take a shine to the man who is her hero, Gabe and Megan find themselves in a situation where they have to try to be friends.  Try as they might, they can’t ignore the fireworks that flare between them when they’re alone. Scheming from little Summer and members of his family don’t make resisting each other any… Keep Reading »

20 Jan '12

A Nix Review – Deacon’s Touch by Callie Croix (5 Stars)

Jessica has dropped everything to be part of the bachelorette party at the dude ranch.  Not looking forward to leaving her world behind, she comes armed with mobile phone and laptop, ready to continue her work in-between the revelry. When a hunky cowboy turns up as her ride from the airport to the ranch, she can’t quite believe her luck. Immediately, attraction flares between the two of them and soon the car journey is starting to get them both a little hot under the collar. But Jess is off limits to Deke as a guest at the ranch and Deke is a complication that Jess doesn’t need after her broken relationship. Both have their doubts, but when they keep finding themselves alone together, soon the attraction is too strong to deny. Once they succumb to the inevitable heat that is between them, they head on a sensual and emotional journey together. But the bachelorette party is a short term holiday and soon Jess will be returning home.  Will they be… Keep Reading »

19 Jan '12

A Nix Review – The Locked Heart by Christina Thacher (3.5 Stars)

When Darby finds herself stuck at the Airport hotel, the last thing she expects is to find her hidden submissive side. When a dark and mysterious man approaches her in the bar, she feels sensations that she has never felt before and feels powerless to stop. She can’t resist when he tries to take her back to a room, can’t resist when he commands her to pleasure him. After she wakes up alone, she can’t get him out of her mind. He left her his card, left her a way of contacting him but never any actual encouragement to do so. Will she brave the fear of rejection to discover more about herself? Master Damien never expected his airport fling would turn into something so terrifying. He has always been the cold aloof Dom, the man who subs can expect pleasure from but nothing more. Darby turned him inside out from the second they met. Her willingness to submit, her complete innocence at what she was doing, left him with… Keep Reading »

16 Jan '12

A Vicky Review – Kithra by Dani Worth (5 Stars)

This is a fantastic, entertaining story with a lot of emotional turmoil simmering underneath all the heat. Lux is a spaceship captain who is reassigned, along with her second-in-command, to Kithra, a planet that was destroyed by explosions and poisonous gases years before. The planet is now uninhabitable and they will be working together to re-establish the mining capabilities along with a Gwinarian survivor. When they meet Egan at the collection point it becomes apparent that there is a history between Lux’s second-in-command, Kol, and the Gwinarian. Lux was a great character who I found easy to identify with – she knows what’s important to her and what she has to do to keep hold of that but she isn’t selfish when she cares about people. When she struggles with her feelings she doesn’t immediately blurt everything out, she keeps things to herself and deals with them before voicing anything. Kol has kept his feelings towards Lux to himself, along with a lot of other painful memories from his past…. Keep Reading »

09 Jan '12

A Nix Review – Perfect Strangers by Gem Silvad (A 3 Star Conflicted Review)

On the days that followed the disappearance of his young wife, Ambrose stopped hoping and dreaming that she would return to him and their children. Then the day he due to be hung for her murder, a heavily scarred woman with no memory is dragged back into town by his brother, desperate to stop his death for a crime he didn’t commit. The woman certainly looks like his Lucy, but the woman in front of him acts nothing like the immature, bubbly young girl that ran away. When she was found wandering in the desert, Quincy had been beaten, raped and left to die. Without her memory, the Sheriff of the town she arrived at had no idea where to take her so he let her stay. Now she has to face her past as her supposed brother in law turns up to take her back to her old life. Standing in front of the children she supposedly abandoned the husband she supposedly ran out on and a town full… Keep Reading »

08 Jan '12

A Nix Review – Rocky Mountain Haven by Vivian Arend (5 Stars)

  When Beth’s abusive husband died, she decides to up sticks and move away for a fresh start. It was never going to be easy; with three small boys and a leg savaged by the car accident that left her a widow, she was never expecting this to be the least stressful experience but she wasn’t quite expecting the house she was supposed to be moving into to become suddenly unavailable. When a helpful member of the town allows her to temporarily move into one of the homes on their ranch, the last thing she expects to see is a man who was the first one to stir any real feelings in her since her husband. She doesn’t want to get involved with another man, doesn’t want to take the risk that another man abuses the trust of her and her children but can she really deaden her heart forever? Daniel Coleman is the middle of 6 boys. The middle child, he has always been the calmest of all the… Keep Reading »

04 Jan '12

A Nix Review – A Man of His Word by Sarah Anderson (4.5 stars)

Dan Armstrong’s day can’t get any worse. First his evil Uncle Cecil calls him to site of their companies latest project to try to resolve some long running “problems” and then a Native American woman on horseback takes a pot-shot at him, narrowly missing his head and putting a hole in his favourite hat. Upon arrival at his Uncle’s house, he starts to see that all is not well with the construction project in which his company has invested millions of dollars. It seems that Uncle Cecil has run into “problems” with the Native American tribe whose land the company intend to flood with the Hydroelectricity Dam. He has been summoned to use his pretty boy looks and Cowboy charm on the tribes Lawyer, Rosebud Donnelly. Upon arrival to her office, he discovers the identity of his mysterious shooter… Rosebud Donnelly has been working tirelessly on getting an injunction to stop the construction of the Hydro-Dam that will flood her tribe’s reservation. After dispatching multiple lawyers, enduring persistent intimidation and… Keep Reading »

31 Dec '11

A Nix Review – Xavier’s Loving Arms by KT Grant (4.5 Stars)

When I began this book, I didn’t know what to expect. Yes, I’d read the blurb, but never having read any of Ms Grant’s work, I couldn’t quite fathom what I was in for. What I got was a very sweet, steamy romance which made me smile. I knew I was in trouble when I cried at the dedication. Those few sentences, written to someone completely unknown to me, made me realise that these characters were going to make me feel. Becca’s life is completely out of her control. Her house is about to be repossessed (even though she works multiple jobs) and the only family she has to lean on is her Grams, who currently resides in a care facility, unable to look after herself. The only person who knows the true extent of her problems is Dev, her ex-boyfriend. She knows that Dev is the source of the majority of her problems, that he is the root cause of her eating disorder and the financial problems that were… Keep Reading »