I'm back in the reading groove and I came home from Nationals with sixty-one more books to add to my pile. I know. It's obscene and I'm loving it! My daughter actually raised a brow at the stack. [But it didn't stop her from digging into the pile and stealing a few treasures for her to be read pile.] I actually took three books with me on vacation, but did not read a thing. I cannot imagine why I had no time to squeeze it in between theatre, art museums, family geneology, and swimming pool time.
While at Nationals, I finished Rescue Me. If you track down my last Weekly Reader post, you'll find the review for the first story - Cherry Adair's Tropical Heat.
Lora Leigh's Atlanta Heat
Em Delaney has wanted bad-boy Macey March for as long as she can remember. But as a Navy SEAL under the command of her overprotective godfather, Macey is off-limits to Em . . . until a kidnapping attempt forces them to share tantalizingly close quarters -- and a forbidden desire.
Do I really have to explain my attraction to this story? Hello. Navy SEAL Slut here. I've run into Macey in another of Lora's books and was intrigued by his unique living arrangements. Em was the perfect heroine for him. And this story had the strongest opening hook I think I've ever read. Check out my 'Sometimes It Sings' post.
Cindy Gerard's Desert Heat
Assistant D.A. Elena Martinez never wanted to fall for police detective Seth King. When they are teamed up on a charity hike in the Grand Canyon, however, their chemistry sizzles under the desert sun. But a vengeful drug lord is determined not to let them survive the canyon with their lives -- and love -- intact.
Seth made this story decent. He was smart, saavy, and understood Elena. The ending was a little flat and the bad guys slightly inept, but Seth made this story. Did I say that already? :-)
Overall, this book was worth the buy with all of them rating solid 4s.
A shocking betrayal...her father's murder... and a life-threatening accusation...Heiress Charlotte Court has walked into a waking nightmare -- one that sends her running from her wealthy home to anywhere she can hide.
Across the border in Mexico, Charlotte creates a new identity and finds refuse in the battle-torn arms of Navy SEAL Matt Sanders. Fleeing his past, Matt yearns to protect her and replace her pain with pleasure. But Charlotte can't trust anyone, not even someone she's starting to love. She knows she's a target -- and out of sight, a soulless killer is zeroing in on his prey . . .
Restless after I got home -- and definitely not ready to start Sherrilyn Kenyon's massive 728 page Archeron -- I dug around in my box and pulled out this one from the Grand Central Publishing signing. I won't say why I picked this one up because if you read the description y'all already figured that out. Right?
Fifty one pages. The only reason I didn't put this down is because I am a true-blue Navy SEAL Slut. There were fifty one pages of telling BEFORE she got to the story. A plus to that telling was I really got a birds-eye view of Matt and loved his grit before Charlotte even met him. But there were so many spots she could have showed us what was happening instead of telling. In any case, it picked up after that and I fell totally for Charlotte's artistry - I want to buy one of her paintings -- and for Matt's sexy guardian nature. The bad guy was even well depicted. The ending was a month-later epilogue type and was a tad flat. Overall this one rates a 4.
And yes, before you ask. The one that I'm reading right now - it's another Navy SEAL. Ok. So I'm in a mood. LOL! TTFN!