Reading Between the Wines: Bev Elle’s Book Recommendations 11/19/18

 

The idea was just too novel to pass up. I enjoy drinking wine, and I enjoy reading, so combining these two loves of mine was a no-brainer. This week, I have a few new authors to introduce you to. Hope you’ll enjoy reading their words between sipping your favorite vino. I certainly will!

 

CHERISH HARD by Nalini Singh

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh kicks off her new Hard Play contemporary romance series with a sizzling story that’ll leave you smiling…

Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future – to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman who blushes like an innocent… and kisses like pure sin.

Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener.

And Sailor Bishop has wickedness on his mind.

As Ísa starts to fall for a man who makes her want to throttle and pounce on him at the same time, she knows she has to choose – play it safe and steady, or risk all her dreams and hope Sailor doesn’t destroy her heart.

My Review

I’ve seen Ms. Singh’s paranormal romances around and thought that was primarily what she wrote, but this Hard Play series of New Zealand brothers is exquisite. I couldn’t get enough of the Bishop boys. Do they have any more cousins?

Other Recommendations

CRACKED DAISY by N.S. Hill

Description

When the teacher’s pet, A.K.A. school jock offers to help me in algebra, things get tense. Just when I think my summer is gearing towards the worst possible path, Mica swoops in with his quick motorcycle and superb math skills saving the day. I am sure he is keeping a secret from the rest of the school but will I uncover something sinister or enchanting? Will it end in regretful revenge that seems to come easily for a Cracked Daisy like myself?

INNOCENT TEARS by Iris Blobel

Description

Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn McCormack, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it pulls the feet right out from underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight. He didn’t know about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody.

With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’ ideas, and Emma is voicing her opinion, too, leaving Nadine right in the middle of it all, still grieving the loss of her mother. There’s no doubt she’s afraid about where and with whom she will settle.

Will a letter Flynn receives help him decide what to do?

Reading Between The Wines . . . November 13, 2018

 

The idea was just too novel to pass up. I enjoy drinking wine, and I enjoy reading, so combining these two loves of mine was a no-brainer. This week, I have a few new authors to introduce you to. Hope you’ll enjoy reading their words between sipping your favorite vino. I certainly will!

 

THE MUSE by L.M. HALLORAN

“A scorching hot Professor/Student Romance that burns up the pages!” — L.V. Lewis

In her final year of graduate school, Iris Eliot’s dreams are within reach. She’s ready to put the past behind her and embrace whatever the future brings.

Until the future brings him.

Professor James Beckett, bestselling author and award-winning poet, is the new head of the Creative Writing Department at her university. Brilliant and obnoxiously sexy, he’s more dangerous than Iris knows.

When Beckett sets his sights on Iris, it’s not just her heart on the line or her academic and professional careers. Surrendering to the way he makes her feel will rewrite her past.

My Review

Beckett and Eliot. The surnames were apropos to their vocations. Both writers, one a professor, the other his student and TA. This is a recipe for forbidden, hot romance. These two have an immediate chemistry which neither expects given their stations and the fact that he’s found himself in this position once before. Yet, Iris’s secrets, once finally revealed are served up with a healthy dose of betrayal that she just doesn’t see coming. There is much that one can criticize about this book, but it serves up exactly the recipe of romance, conflict and complications one would expect from just such a genre romance. Suspending disbelief allows one to enjoy this story for what it is: an achingly hot romance between two consenting adults, despite the secrets that could destroy them both.

Other Recommendations

A GIRL AND HER TIGER by Zoey Gong

Description

She didn’t plan on becoming a rebel…

After watching her parents serve in British households for her whole life, Priya grew to despise every aspect of British colonialism. After an introduction to a British family in an attempt to secure a servant position of her own ends in disaster, Priya runs away to try and find a better life.

But she doesn’t get far.

Alone on the streets of Bombay, Priya is kidnapped and taken captive aboard a smuggler’s ship bound for the slave markets of the Americas.

And in the cage next to her – is a ferocious mama tiger named Nabhitha!

When Priya and the tiger see a chance for escape, will Priya dare to take it? Or will she end up the tiger’s dinner?

Follow Priya and Nabhitha on a journey of courage and second chances.

A Girl and her Tiger is the third book in the Animal Companion Series, but each book is a stand-alone novel with new characters and adventures.

SHADOW WINGS by Anna Holloway

Description

Myra Dean thought she escaped the tragedy that pushed her to the new town. However, when her boss’ son rides in on his Harley, she finds herself wondering who he truly was. Was he the man of her dreams or was it his motorcycle brother, the golden eyed detective who melts her heart?
Cross and Blaze come from two different backgrounds but their duty is to protect Myra. She was born with the blood of two different species running through her veins making her a target for the demon, Malach. With the taste of her blood, he can do what no other demon could do, return to heaven.
Will Cross and Blaze figure out how to control their jealousy over Myra so they can protect her or will she have to save them instead?