Eighteen years is a long time to never forget…
Retired Navy SEAL Oswald “Oz” Morgon assembled an elite team of men with skills far surpassing those of ordinary bodyguards. To save and protect is a creed that goes beyond simply guarding their wards—it’s a way of life. And these guys are his heart and soul, his brothers…and the family he’ll never have. Now, his next call is to find the one woman who always had a grip on his heart. A decade ago, he walked away from her. But she’s thrown back into his arms—and under his protection.
As a JAG Corps Officer, Rose Kilbourn never expected to be kidnapped for doing her job. And there’s only one man who can save her. Back in the day, she believed Oz was the man for her. Then he vanished, leaving her with a secret she can’t confide to another soul on Earth.
If Oz had chosen a different path, he might have Rose now. But a man who’s lied, cheated and killed to save those he guards doesn’t deserve the sweetness of a woman like Rose. Still, he can’t help but steal moments while he can, and Rose can’t bring herself to walk away from the happily ever after she always wanted. Now she must decide whether or not to use her secret to ensnare the wild man who must protect her or die trying.
About Em Petrova
Em Petrova was raised by hippies in the wilds of Pennsylvania but told her parents at the age of four she wanted to be a gypsy when she grew up. She has a soft spot for babies, puppies and 90s Grunge music and believes in Bigfoot and aliens. She started writing at the age of twelve and prides herself on making her characters larger than life and her sex scenes hotter than hot.
She burst into the world of publishing in 2010 after having five beautiful bambinos and figuring they were old enough to get their own snacks while she pounds away at the keys . In her not-so-spare time, she is fur-mommy to a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff and works as editor with USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors.
Collision Course contains language that some people may find offensive. This is a high heat level erotic romance.
When an unexpected accident disrupts the life of Samara Holloway a professional dancer, she is back at Blackwood, a place she considers home. Samara is prepared to start over and settle in her new life when an old flame makes an unexpected appearance. It’s Addison Clarke, a rich businessman who can’t keep his eyes or hands off of her. He’s used to turning heads but the woman he desperately seeks is afraid to take a chance on him. Collision Course is a short steamy, erotic romance between to past lovers fate keeps bringing together.
This was my first book from this author after seeing the beautiful cover. I had to read it and I was not disppointed.It was a great reading experience. It starts off with a steamy scene between Addison and Samara, immediately I get a sense of their personality and I could see that Samara is trying and failing to keep her distance from this sexy man. Whenever I read erotic romance I can often visualize what’s happening between two people. Ms. Jones not only described but she engaged my senses. I knew what Addison felt like, what he smelled like and that made me move through the book quicker than I would have liked.
The main character Samara is a beautiful confident woman who works hard for what she wanted. I loved that she didn’t just give up on her dreams for a man and didn’t let her personal feelings control her. I was able to relate to her and there were times I was talking to her as if she was a real person.
I appreciated the change in point of view. I enjoyed listening to Addison’s thoughts. He was madly in love with a woman who developed a sort of unorthodox friendship. Listening to Samara’s thoughts I thought he was a jerk, a sexy jerk but listening to his thoughts how he interacted with family and the lengths he went to get her attention I liked it. Their relationship wasn’t the usual fairytale Prince Charming and I liked that. I loved that even though Addison wanted Samara he gave her some space and he let her come to him in the end.
The only con would be I wish it was longer, I wish I got to see Addison more in his element running his business or some of the other women flirting with him. I had to take the author’s word that he used to have a revolving door of women. No one popped up to try to rekindle anything or try to distract him from pursuing Samara.
I loved reading this book and it opened my reading appetite for the other book in the series. The second book in this series Controlled Chaos follows Addison’s older brother Andre and his love interest Drew Dawson.
Lady Emilia King has found herself in quite a predicament. She is still mourning the loss of her fiance when a wealthy businessman with a scandalous reputation pays her a visit. Her ill father gambled away his fortune and her only hope is the rough Devereaux Winter, her rakish neighbor. Mr. Devereaux Winter proposes a marriage between the two to help his five sisters get respectable husbands to take care of them. All Lady Emilia has to do is marry the man and help his sisters, a task she is not looking forward to. To save her family Emilia marries Mr. Winter with the intention to stay far away, she is thrust into his family and their world and she realizes there is more to the Winters than their rowdy reputation.
Wicked in Winter by Scarlett Scott is a steamy historical novella written by Scarlett Scott. I came across this book while surfing the Kindle Unlimited catalog. Kindle Unlimited is a book subscription from Amazon giving readers the ability to read books for free. The fee is $9.99 a month and you can borrow 10 books at a time. This review is my honest thoughts.
Wicked in Winter is the first book in the Wicked Winters series. The book started with Devereaux Winter visiting Lady Emilia King to inform her of her situation and to propose a plan to keep her family from becoming destitute. The book had a strong opening and I was immediately drawn in by the scene. The author did a great job of painting the scene and describing the characters through actions.
The heroine Lady Emilia is a strong woman that ended up in a bad situation. She didn’t cower when confronted with her circumstances. I appreciated that she was no damsel in distress. She fought hard at every turn. I liked that she wasn’t perfect, just like people in society she was a snob. She turned her nose down at Mr. Winter and his sisters when she first heard of them. It was good to see how her character developed. The readers saw her struggle and change. She was a real person with a few shortcomings but I understood that had more to do with the times and not her personality.
Devereaux Winter isn’t your typical Alpha male hero, he is a ruthless businessman with a soft spot for his five sisters. Devereaux was hardened by his abusive father, he is a master strategist, a quality that worked well in business but it doesn’t get him far with Lady Emilia. He admires her defiance and she seems to bring out the worst in him. Emilia though headstrong and beautiful slowly peels back his hardened layers and brings about a change in the brutish man he used to be. Mr. Winter is under no illusion about how others look at him and his place in the world. He is selfless and wishes to see his sisters happy and secure. I loved that he didn’t shower Emilia with compliments and gifts when she was hell-bent on insulting him, he gave as good as he got.
I loved the consent present on the pages. In steamy historical romances, I often cringe when a character uses a woman’s body language to give consent. He was patient and he asked permission before indulging. I was concerned that naming five additional characters would bog down the story and not move the plot forward but Emilia’s interaction with Mr. Winter’s sisters helped illustrate the change in her personality and it moved the plot forward. This was a steamy evenly paced steamy historical romance. I enjoyed the competitive banter between the main characters, their love was filled with equal parts passion and angst. I enjoyed reading this book and I cannot wait to read the second book Wedded in Winter following the youngest Winter Bea and her brother’s plan to get her married against her wishes.
Thank you for reading my review. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
I received an Advance Review Copy from the publisher through NetGalley. This review is my honest thoughts and opinion.
The Bachelor follows the twin sister of the Duke of Thornstock Lady Gwyn Drake. This is the second book in the Duke Dynasty, a historical romance by the Author Sabrina Jeffries.
After a moment of indiscretion, Lady Gwyn Drake is being blackmailed by a scoundrel that deceived her. To save face she concocts a plan to get money so the scandal doesn’t ruin her introduction to society. What Lady Gwyn doesn’t anticipate is having a bodyguard. The delectable Major Wolfe, he is a war hero on half-pay from the military. As he struggles to accept his new reality, he gets sucked into the life of the mysterious Lady Gwyn. A beautiful socialite with secrets of her own. They both try to ignore their attraction for each other as they are forced together by duty.
The Bachelor grabs your attention from the first chapter, Lady Gwyn is facing her blackmailer. She is rescued by Major Wolfe who isn’t happy about being close to her. Gwyn is immediately drawn to the Major from the very first encounter. I loved watching the progression of their relationship from a teasing banter to full-on passion. Their relationship was not the usual we get each other you often see in romance. They irritated each other and they both had self-deprecating tendencies so they thought that the other mirrored the same feelings they had about themselves. I liked that even in their passion that there was a silent rivalry.
Lady Gwyn is a strong woman who wants to learn to protect herself, she understands her limits and she knows how to navigate the world she lives in socially. She is tired of not having control in her life, she loves her brother but resents his protection. I love that she tried to fix her problems with her blackmailer herself and she did not try to involve her brother. She cares about her family and would do what it takes to keep them from harm even from themselves.
The Bachelor is a steamy historical romance exploring early cultural customs painting a vivid picture of the people, places they frequented and gives a glimpse of the things they valued. The story was evenly paced with the right amount of steam and suspense. I appreciated the happily ever after for now and the lurking mystery that the third book of the Duke Dynasty series “Who wants to Marry a Duke” will pick up.
The book can be read as a standalone, the author presents glimpses of past events that occurred in the previous book. I felt a connection for the supporting characters and it did not distract me from the central couple of the story. The supporting characters were fully realized without and aided in the progression of the plot. Joshua Wolfe is a special love interest. He is not the usual dashing prince who wants to swoop in and save the day. He is a real man who suffered from the wars he faced, he mostly kept to himself it was good to see his character evolve from the quiet gamekeeper to the protective bodyguard. He had special limitations and the author handled his character with grace.
The only thing that disappointed me was the demise of Lady Gwyn’s blackmailer. I don’t think that justice was served. I would have liked to see him prosecuted, I wanted him to be held liable even though I understood the way he met his fate worked with the story.
The Bachelor was a great reading experience and I look forward to reading Who wants to marry a Duke the next book in the series.
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Thank you for visiting my Book Blog. Before I post my first review, I wanted to put into the book universe the kind of books I wanted to read. This Wishlist is not your average list of books I would like to read from Authors I love. This is a list of ideas of books I wish existed. If you’re a writer and you come across this blog and you get inspiration from reading this post all I ask is I get a spot in your acknowledgements or maybe I should get your first born. Whichever comes first (I’m joking). I don’t require anything I love sharing my thoughts and I believe if I put this post into the world maybe just maybe I will get to read a book I wished for.
To Be Read Shelf Wishlist
Genre Bending Futuristic Utopian Society with diverse characters: I would love to see a romance with a main character from the future with a robotic arm or leg. I want to see enhanced cities, fresh technologies and swoon worthy romance.
Paranormal Romance with a creature not widely used: I love shifter and vampire romance from Twilight to Suzanne Wright’s shifter romance series. I heart them all, but I am ready for more. I really wish someone would take two creatures and make it something unique. I am interested in learning about their society, how they love, how they fight and what they honor or serve. I need diverse characters not just diverse in race but in culture. Examples are Octavia Butler Wild Seed or J.T Geissinger Night Prowler series to name a few.
I need more small towns, beach reads, summer camp romances and outer space cozy mystery: I want to solve mysteries, fall in love and learn something new when I pick up a new read.
I could go on and on about books that I would like to read but I won’t. As I evolve as a Book Blogger, I hope my desires and what I want in books evolves as well. Just a month ago I only read Romance now I enjoy Cozy Mysteries, particularly paranormal cozies in quiet towns with tons of mischief.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you will return to read my very first review. I have six new books in my NetGalley shelf and ten with Kindle Unlimited.