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Cover Up (Skin Deep Inc. #3) by L.A. Witt 4 Star Review!

   Cover Up: A Skin Deep, Inc Novel (Skin Deep Inc.) by L.A. Wit 4 Stars! 

After ten years of blissful marriage, Navy Pilot Nate Chandler is divorcing his cheating husband. Single for the first time in years, Nate is numb to all emotion and kisses any chance of another relationship goodbye.

Not only is Nate struggling to get through this divorce, but his body is branded with a permanent reminder of his failed marriage: a matching tattoo with his ex. Searching for a place to cover up his old tattoo, Nate finds himself at the Skin Deep, Inc., where he meets the young and charming cover-up tattoo apprentice, Lucas Brandt.

From just flirty glances to steamy hot encounters, Nate and Lucas dive headfirst into a fling of hookups. But worried that he’ll forever be Nate’s “cover up” rebound relationship, Lucas fears that their love won’t be anything more than just skin deep. What was once just a casual attraction, Lucas now hopes to turn into a real relationship. But will he be able to convince the still tender-hearted Nate to fall in love again?

Review

I  read this in one sitting. I am fan of the series and I hope there will be more books though it doesn’t look like there is another couple teed up.

Lucas is a wonderful hero who is struggling to regain his feet after two divorces and starting his tattooing career. I love the way his bisexuality is presented in the book.

Nate is in the process of getting a divorce. This love story pivots on the question of rebound or not rebound.

It is a lot about loss inherent in a divorce as well. I really liked this part of the book.

The circle of friends is a real treasure in this book as is the tattooing and Navy aspects.

There could have been more depth with the family of the two heroes but overall this is a really nice read from a great series.

Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc., #2) by L.A. Witt Review

   Pounding Skin (Skin Deep Inc.)  by L.A. Witt 4 Stars!

Fighter pilot Jon Russell never sleeps with the same man twice. Known for his lack of shame when it comes to hooking up, Jon has no interest in commitment—even friends with benefits sounds like too much work.

Matt Huffman has slept with lots of women. He’s had loads of girlfriends. So why does the hot as hell pilot getting a tattoo as the result of a lost bet stop his breath? And how come he can’t stop thinking about him, even after he’s gone?

When Jon returns to Skin Deep the second time, he doesn’t want another tattoo. He wants to hook up with the gorgeous artist he spent hours agonizingly close to, and Matt wants to explore some curiosity about men. Fulfill the desire he can’t stop fantasizing over. And he wants to do it with Jon.

As their casual hook up becomes more than just skin deep, both Matt and Jon are faced with questions they don’t want to answer. Matt understands he’s bi—but are these feelings he has typical of hooking up with a man? Or is it only Jon that can make his heart pound? If Jon wanted nothing more than a fling, why does he find himself needing not just Matt’s body, but all of him? And can their relationship withstand the hardships that makes Jon avoid them in the first place?

 

Review

This starts out with a not cute meet of John getting a tattoo on a bit and ends up a lovely romance about one hero finding his full sexuality and another hero changing his mind about commitment.

I particularly like the exploration of how Matt’s bisexuality has been suppressed by him and his willingness to think about this process carefully.

This is a well written, hot, character driven romance that I enjoyed every moment of and can’t wait for the next book in the series!

I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it!

 

Govern by Viola Grace Review

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Govern - Viola Grace

A woman, with a foul temper and her own spaceship, ends up an escort for a stunned ambassador. Her perfect mate.

Leo runs her ship with precision and an attitude shaped by pain. Gathering an ambassador in stasis, she is surprised to find his ability to match her innermost desires, and he is surprised to find that she wants him in his own form and not the one she craves.

Ambassador Wikkio is a Beholder. Born to a race that can change to match any other species right down to venom or scales, he is an ideal representative for races who are skittish around strangers. Meeting Govern surprises him. He had not thought to meet the woman of his dreams when he woke from cold sleep and never had he imaged that he would enjoy his woman sharpening her wit on his hide.

The Gold Fairy brought them together, and now, she is determined to keep them that way.

 

Review

 

 

Yea! Such a great cranky heroine (she has good reason) with a cool shapeshifting hero.

 

This heroine really needs and deserves love so this romance is particularly compelling.

 

We also get a ship with a mind of her own. Fun! 

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Warriors’ Providence (Cadi Warriors Book 2)

  Warriors’ Providence (Cadi Warriors Book 2) by Stephanie West 3.5 Stars! 

Providence worked hard to become one of the first women to join her pararescue squad. It was difficult being one of the guys and yet not, all at the same time, but she was up for the task. Besides, there was nothing more satisfying than helping your fellow man, it was what she was born to do. Never in a million years did Providence expect to find herself abducted from a routine mission off the Florida coast by…ALIENS.
Dagaa and Madhava, once enemies, became fast friends after a centuries long civil war. Both of them were beyond ready to see Cadi enter a new era. But now they face a new battle, convincing all of Cadi to embrace and rescue the Toufik, their former slaves, from a dying planet. It wasn’t going to be an easy task. Infighting threatened their hard won peace and put Cadi at risk from a new foe.
With so much at stake Madhava and Dagaa are blindsided when they find a fiery-haired human female on their enemy’s ship. Providence’s bold and loving nature awakens a side that both warriors had long since forgotten. The only problem, can Dagaa and Madhava share her affection, and can Providence withstand the love of not just one, but two overprotective warriors. Only fate knows a warrior’s providence.

 

Review

This is a fast paced action filed romance with Demon Aliens and a great heroine. It is fun ride through a culture in the midst of a shift after years of civil war.

We get a gruff and grumpy hero and a sunny flirt of a hero for our highly accomplished para rescue heroine. The scene where she kicks slaver butt is everything.

It is a good love story and a nice move forward in the series.

Her Pregnancy Bombshell (Summer at Villa Rosa #1) by Liz Fielding Review

 Her Pregnancy Bombshell (Summer at Villa Rosa)  by Liz Fielding  2.5 Stars

Expecting her boss’s baby! 

Pilot Miranda Marlowe is too sick to fly her plane, and she must face the truth: she’s pregnant! She knows well enough that her boss, Cleve Finch, is still grieving for his late wife, so to think, she heads to her sister’s new inheritance, Villa Rosa.

Despite the spiders and dust, the Mediterranean palazzo is as gorgeous as ever. Until Cleve turns up with a dramatic offer: a convenient marriage as soon as it can be arranged! It may be the sensible answer…but is it enough for Miranda?

 

Review

I was enjoying this romance with its look at grief and comfort between two pilots.

The heroine has been in love with the hero since she was 18. He married another. The book opens with him in deep grief and the heroine comforting him physically.

She gets pregnant. I like very much what a respected pilot and airplane designer the heroine is. I like the setting of the the crumbling Italian Villa the heroine flees to (and the hero follows) to sort out what do to with her life now.

Then, for me the book goes south. The secondary characters don’t work well for me and worse the mystery of why the hero and heroine weren’t together misses the details I want and the details I get make me dislike almost everyone in the book.

Well written but it lost me. I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it.

Ascent by Viola Grace Review

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Ascent - Viola Grace

Lili Ann Baker has been enjoying her time as a cargo captain. She spends huge swathes of time alone getting world building materials to where they are needed and the appreciative recipients give her the feedback that she needs. When she delivers the final harvest containment to Geko 7, the party that erupts is wild and she is invited by the grateful population to enjoy the fruits of their first harvest.

Admittedly, Lili Ann has more wine than she can account for and the next morning she wakes up in bed with a man who does not meet the specs of the colonists. She assumes he is a pilot, like her, and sneaks away in the early dawn hours.

Her ascent is denied by a hungover ground control and she has to wait on the tarmac until the local government can sort things out. Imagine her surprise when her bedmate is leaning against the side of her vehicle, the mind of the Geko 7 swirling in his eyes.

Yavoy has been waiting for decades to find a woman of his own and despite her rather relaxed language, Lili Ann has something that completes him, an enthusiasm for life.

 

 

Review

 

A fun romp with a pilot heroine and a hero who is the avatar of a planet. This short story makes for a nice afternoon. 

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Sarazen’s Vengeance: Book 1.1 by Isabel Wroth Review

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Sarazen's Vengeance: Book 1.1 - Isabel Wroth

Having gone from invisible engineering personnel, to one of the few remaining human survivors, Andi Starsong is struggling to acclimate to her new situation. She’s been identified as a potential mate by one of the hulking Sarazen warriors, and if that wasn’t terrifying enough, he’s come to claim her.

Ohlen’s little mate is terrified of him. Despite having done everything he can think of to put her at ease, Andi shies from him each time he so much as glances his way. He can no longer deny the roaring of his beast, the instinct that tells him she is in danger. He has no choice. He must claim her.

When the warship reaches Sarazen territory, Ohlen and Andi must navigate their blossoming bond and the danger of the treachery brewing within the pride. Treachery that could destroy more than just their bond

 

 

 

Review

 

If you read and liked the first book in this series (which I did), you should enjoy this one.

 

It tells the events of that book with a movement forward in the series plot arc from another couples point of view.

 

The writing isn’t lazy as you see the overlapping scenes in a new way.

 

The hero is beyond perfect and heroine is pretty shatter by an abused and tortured past but she heals in the book. I do enjoy that there are no lack of communication issues in the book and when something occurs to change how they communicate they work through it.

 

It is a sweet tale. There are some issues with the limited complexity of the hero and also of the heroines trauma but I enjoyed the book overall even if I felt it could have been more interesting in how it retold the events of the overlapping time periods.

 

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Seducing Stag (Cyborg Seduction, #10) by Laurann Dohner Review

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Seducing Stag (Cyborg Seduction Book 10) - Laurann Dohner, Dar Albert, Kelli Collins

Stag and the crew of the Varnish are on a mission, responding to a distress signal of a freighter that has been attacked by the Markus Models. Instead of finding the enemy, they discover one sole survivor. Nala’s a human, and having suffered at their hands during his time on Earth, there’s no species Stag despises more. But when the petite woman confuses him for an android and tries to order him around, Stag decides she’ll live—and pay for her slights.

Nala Vestria has lost her freighter, her crew and her father, only to become personal maid to a cyborg. Stag is surly, short-tempered, and completely untrusting of humans…not to mention intense, commanding, and maybe the hottest being Nala has ever seen. When she finds him temporarily at her mercy, Nala isn’t sure if she wants to kill him or kiss him. Then again, life is short. She opts for the latter.

Nala swiftly becomes a distraction Stag can’t afford, especially after he’s had a carnal taste of what the woman has to offer. He’ll take her back to Garden, his home planet, and be rid of her—as well as the emotions she evokes. But as their journey home becomes harrowing, Nala may prove to be more of an asset than a liability. To both the ship…and the lonely cyborg who commands her.

Review

If you started the series here, I am not sure you would keep going.

There needs to be much more complexity for most aspects of the book.

I read the whole thing and enjoyed it on a certain level with the surprise action, the crew, the heroine’s backstory and skills, and the moments of sweetness.

Other parts were not good. The heroine comes really close to forced seduction of the hero. They both hold on to stereotypical ideas for too long to give a full romance and the end is just rushed. We get very little time with them in a relationship which I like especially in a Science Fiction Romance where there is culture shock.

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Grapes and Gravity (Violet Visions) Viola Grace Review

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Grapes and Gravity (Violet Visions) - Viola Grace

Stuck as a prize in the arena, Tara discovers there are worse things than being ignored. Being chosen is one of them.

Tara, a crashed pilot, has spent months being waved in front of the arena fighters as a pleasure option. There have been no takers.

The day that a fighter looks at her and promises to make her his, Tara’s life freezes. She watches him fight and wants him to win, but is terrified of the consequences if he does.

Galeno has no interest in the arena. His sole interest is in the soft female sitting on the podium. She is his and it will be a short time before she knows it.

 

Review

 

 

A fun science fiction short story with a rescue and a good fight and sexy times. 

 

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The Arathian Series Bundle by Nicole Krizek Review

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The Arathian Series Bundle - Nicole Krizek

Alien Savior is the story of Kor and Ty, a mated pair that come across a rare Earther female being auctioned as a slave. Unable to deny her exotic beauty, and a chance to test her DNA, they buy her. What the males don’t expect is the intense lust they feel for the small female and the protective urges that tell them to keep her safe at all costs.

Alien Rescue features Rexvan, the Arathian Ambassador to the Galactic Alliance. Now onboard the Adastra with Kor, Ty, and Lacy, they discover another human female that makes Rex yearn for a life beyond what he’s known. Will giving in to this temptation spell disaster, or be his salvation?

Doctor Maggie Walsh is a top surgeon on Earth. As an academic, she never found a man worth her time. Suddenly she’s faced with a fatal diagnosis which brings her face to face with a darkly handsome man, who claims he can cure her disease. But in return, he wants her to live in space…forever.

Alien Incursion is the story of Lukas, Jayda, and Deian. Princess Jayda has fought hard to become a respected member of the Arathian Defense. She has everything she always wanted, except for the one thing she didn’t realize she needed: a mate to share her life with. She suddenly finds herself next to two males that ignite passion within her that goes far beyond her royal duties.

Deian doesn’t care that he’s built a promiscuous reputation over the years, but now he’s been bewitched by a Princess who makes him want to forsake all others. But will this devotion be challenged by the arrival of another male… or strengthened?

Lukas Ferguson, former Army Specialist turned Air Marshall, has his life changed forever when the plane he’s protecting is suddenly drawn into space by alien slavers. Once he’s safe aboard the Adastra, how is he supposed to feel rescued if he can never return to his home-world? More importantly, when he’s surrounded by Arathians who are openly bi-sexual, how is he going to continue to hide the secret part of himself that yearns for the company of other men?

Warning: The Arathian Series books contain scenes of: erotic sex, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, and heterosexuality between consensual (and eager) adults. M/M, M/F, M/M/F

 

Review

Each book builds on each other in a way that makes it important to read them all together.

 

I say this because way hands down favorite book in the series is the last one. Alien Incursion

 

This story tells the tale of Lukas, an air marshal, who is saved by the aliens as his plane goes down and offers to help the aliens in their war (he is ex special forces) in order to protect Earth as well and to build a life in this new world since he can’t return home.

 

The plot of him using his unique knowledge to surprise the enemy doesn’t really go anywhere which is a flaw but the romance is grand.

 

Lukas is bisexual though he has suppressed the part of his nature that is attracted to men and he is now facing a culture that embraces bisexuality and homosexuality.

 

His falling in love with both a female and a male in a poly relationship (also common in this culture) is well done and moving.

 

I love it when the human in alien romance is male.

 

The other romances Alien Rescue and Alien Savior are more typical of the Alien Science Fiction Erotic Romance genre but on the sweeter side with good world building.

 

I really enjoyed all three and can’t wait to read more by this writer.

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