11 Jan '15

Top Picks WC 11th Jan : Incl. releases from Carrie Ann Ryan, Karen Erickson & Christine D’Abo

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This is our Top Picks post. In it, I highlight books that take my fancy. This could be because of the author name on the front, the blurb or even the cover (sometimes, that’s all it takes). Please be aware of our new policies regarding books which means that only authors I would spend my money on will appear on here. EDIT … I am no longer using US affiliate links on the site. Any US link you click on posts from today will be buy links but I’ll be making no money from them.

This weeks Top Picks are….

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Buy Links : Amazon US | Amazon UK

Status on TR list : I love the Redwood Pack books … this is on the TR pile.

The war between the Redwood Pack and the Centrals is one of wolf legend. Gina Eaton lost both of her parents when a member of their Pack betrayed them. Adopted by the Alpha of the Pack as a child, Gina grew up within the royal family to become an enforcer and protector of her den. She’s always known fate can be a tricky and deceitful entity, but when she finds the one man that could be her mate, she might throw caution to the wind and follow the path set out for her, rather than forging one of her own.

Quinn Weston’s mate walked out on him five years ago, severing their bond in the most brutal fashion. She not only left him a shattered shadow of himself, but their newborn son as well. Now, as the lieutenant of the Talon Pack’s Alpha, he puts his whole being into two things: the safety of his Pack and his son.

When the two Alphas put Gina and Quinn together to find a way to ensure their treaties remain strong, fate has a plan of its own. Neither knows what will come of the Pack’s alliance, let alone one between the two of them. The past paved their paths in blood and heartache, but it will take the strength of a promise and iron will to find their future.

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Buy Links : Amazon UK | Amazon US | B & N

Status on TR list : I have had very good experience with Christine D’Abo’s work and the premise of this is … intriguing!

Reality Romance Reunion

Tamara Foles hopes acting as a judge on a new reality TV show will give her struggling interior design firm the boost it needs. But she doesn’t count on being thrust into the mean girl role. Or on her ex, Reid Jacobs, being the assistant director. Whatever may have gone wrong in the past, the physical connection between her and Reid is still very much alive. Navigating an old relationship made new again is difficult enough without the whole world watching…

With all eyes–and cameras–on them, there’s no more running from the past. Will Tamara and Reid survive their turn in the spotlight? There’s only one way to find out.

Viewer discretion advised. Mature audiences only.

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Buy Links : Amazon UK | Amazon US | B & N

Status on TR List : I read the free prequel to this and I loved it. This is on the TR list.

Sometimes dream crushes do come true.

Vegas Nights, Book 1

Reagan can’t believe her luck—and not in a good way. One minute she’s hanging out with her friends at an exclusive party in Las Vegas. The next, she’s attracted the attention of a famous actor. Not just any actor. Declan Carter, the man on which she used to—okay, might still—have a fangirl crush. Whose blue eyes leave her embarrassingly tongue tied.

All Declan wants is to meet a nice, normal woman who won’t use him as a stepping stone to fame. Something about Reagan tells him she could be that rare woman, and he follows his instinct to invite her back to his suite—where they proceed to have wild monkey sex. All. Night. Long.

What was supposed to be one night of no-regrets sex stretches out into a blissful weekend of two people who can’t get enough of each other. But when the glamour of Sin City wears off, they’re standing on the edge of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn a weekend fling into something lasting. Will they take the jump?

cooltext1265143614Buy Links : Amazon UK | Amazon US | Barnes and Noble

Status on TR List : I like Cat Grant’s stuff but this the first I’ve seen of this series. I shall be reading.

t’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

As a child, Tom Delaney did the best he could to protect his mother from his abusive father, but her eventual suicide left him a guarded and wary man who’s still carrying around a metric ton of baggage.

At Bannon’s Gym, Tom learned how to take back his power, and found love with fellow mixed martial arts fighter Travis Gallagher. Yet Tom can’t bring himself to take their relationship to the next level. Not if moving in together means leaving behind Gloria, his surrogate mom, who’s desperately ill.

When Gloria’s son, Eddie, hires an out-of-work nurse to care for Gloria, Tom is out of excuses—and afraid he’s being pushed out of his family of choice. That fear explodes in a violent sparring session that leaves Travis with a broken nose and Tom on the brink of getting booted out of Bannon’s Gym for good.

When tragedy strikes, Tom realizes it’ll take more than fists to conquer his fears, or he risks losing everything—his fighting career, his family, and the man he loves.

Warning: Sweat- and testosterone-drenched alpha males ahead! More angst than an entire season of Downton Abbey! Wear a helmet—this could get messy!

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2 Responses to “Top Picks WC 11th Jan : Incl. releases from Carrie Ann Ryan, Karen Erickson & Christine D’Abo”

  1. Pansy Petal

    Interesting list of books. Looks something like mine – eclectic. 😉 Thank you for sharing.

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