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The Postman Knock #100

Woohoo, it's my 100th Sunday post! How the time has passed so quickly?
We've almost finished building our kitchen this week, so here is a quick glance...
More on the progress on our Facebook page, Olives and Acorns.

Here is what I READ in the past 2 weeks:

I've already discussed DESERT BOUND together with Vika in our joint review. RUIN has been reviewed as well. THE SCHOLOMANCE and COTTONWOOD are absolute, pure brilliance from R Lee Smith, and I just adore this author! I wish she wrote more books, peeps. and I might need to re-read Last Hour of Gann now... She is unpredictable, horrifying, sadistic, spell-binding and invigorating. I'd recommend her books to anyone :)
This is it. Not much for 2 weeks, I know, but I've been so tired and wrapped up in building work I haven't had time to finish any of my review books.


This is it for me, and how was your week?
Have a lovely weekend, tchau!

Erotic Romance Early Review: Captivated by Megan Hart & Tiffany Reisz

Captivated by Megan Hart & Tiffany Reisz (Cosmo Red-Hot Reads)

Egalley thanks to Harlequin

Synopsis from Goodreads

Double the passion and seduction as New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart and international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz weave two provocative tales about power, bad-boy lovers and secret desires! 

LETTING GO by Megan Hart 
Colleen goes to the same bar every night and orders the same drink: a whiskey, neat. She doesn't drink it, though. Jesse the bartender notices the beautiful, sad woman who keeps to herself. Until one night when she lets go and lets him in. And after that, Jesse has only one mission to show her one night is only the beginning…  

SEIZE THE NIGHT by Tiffany Reisz 
Five years ago, a night of forbidden passion between Remi and Julien, the heirs of two powerful and competitive horse-racing families, led to a feud that is threatening to ruin both farms. Now Remi must find Julien again but when she does, her need for Julien is just as strong and just as forbidden…
Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository | Fishpond


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Letting Go by Megan Hart was a lovely story, which introduced me to this author. I enjoyed the atmosphere, the writing style and the idea that Colleen was an older, more dominant woman who was just discovering herself after a very bad marriage.

Jesse was a very nice, good-natured guy who in his own quiet way suited Colleen to a tee, and I enjoyed the dynamics of their relationship. The story had that cosy, feel good vibe, which made me think of Jill Shalvis and Nora Roberts, and I'll definitely be reading more of this author in the future.

Seize The Night by Tiffany Reisz didn't have any of the characters we knew from her previous novels but it was a) involving race horses and b) mentioned Wesley's family, so I had warm fuzzies because of that. The story itself was tons of fun! Boisterous, clever and gorgeous!

It was a reverse take on Romeo and Juliet, but a comedy instead of tragedy, and with Merrick instead of Mercutio. Merrick in Miss Reisz's own words is a male version of Nora, so you can imagine what was coming out of his mouth every ten seconds... *laughing*

Overall, very much recommended, and both stories complimented each other beautifully!

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Очень понравились истории от обоих авторов, хотя я была и не знакома до этого со стилем Меган Харт и книгу запросила у издателя только из-за того, что вторая история написана моей любимой Тиффани Райс!

Меган Харт описала женщину в среднем возрасте, оправляющуюся от очень неудачного брака, который уничтожил её самооценку и заставил сомневаться в каждом из своих поступков.

Колин - сексуально женщина доминирующая, и когда Джесс - бармэн в заведении, куда она ходит каждый четверг, начинает за ней ухаживать, она не тольков  ужасе от того, что он её моложе, но и от своей собственной реакции на него. Пара вышла у Меган Харт очень гармоничная, и история сама по себе комфортная и напоминает стиль Норы Робертс и Джилл Шалвис.

Тиффани Райс описала комедийный вариант Ромео и Джульетты, и с её романами его связывает всего лишь два пункта. Во-первых, здесь замешаны кентукские игровые лошади, а во-вторых, здесь упоминается (вскользь) семья Уэсли.

Сама по себе история смешная, красивая и язвительная до невозможности. Меркуцио, то есть Меррик - по словам мисс Райс, мужской вариант Норы, так что вы можете себе представить тот хаос , в котором он оказывается замешан. Сами Реми и Джулиен - милейшие и добрые персонажи, и я надеюсь, что мы с ними встретимся снова.

В общем, хороши оба автора, рекомендую!

Joint Urban Fantasy Review: Desert Bound by Elizabeth Hunter

Desert Bound by Elizabeth Hunter (Cambio Springs #2)

Ecopy from the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
Can you turn the clock back on your first love? Would you even want to try?

Alex McCann and Teodora "Ted" Vasquez left Cambio Springs together. Ted came back. Alex didn't.

Now, years later, the future alpha of the McCann wolves has returned with plans to bring new life to the dying desert community. Plans that could change everything for the isolated enclave of shapeshifters in the California desert. Some love the plan. Others hate it.

As the town's doctor and one of the strongest daughters in the cat clan, Ted has her own concerns about exposing her community to outsiders. The two former lovers are at each other's throats. And everyone is watching to see what happens.

But when murder once again strikes Cambio Springs, can they overcome their past to help the community they both call home? And can the love they shared once burn again when so many stand against it?

DESERT BOUND is an adult paranormal romance in the Cambio Springs Mysteries series.

Amazon US | Amazon kindle US/UK



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Small town romance, passionate couple who can’t help but argue every step of the way, and a murder mystery that once again has shaken up the small, quirky town of Cambio Springs. Elizabeth Hunter does not disappoint, which I should know by now; and this small town with its inhabitants is full of character, charm, and of course a bit of mystery.

Erotic Romance Review: Ruin by C.D. Reiss

Ruin by C.D. Reiss ( Songs of Corruption #2)

Egalley thanks to the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
Antonio is a killer.
He's beautiful, educated, a prodigy of a thief and as violent a motherfucker as ever came of the boat from Napoli.

Theresa knows it, but that doesn't stop her from getting emotionally and physically entangled with him, and this is how, maybe, she got it in her head that she can protect him.

But it's not her job to save him, and she's just not getting that. Every time she tries to protect him, she practically gets him killed, and the tighter he grips her, the more dangerous she becomes.

It's almost as if...well, he'd never admit this....but it's almost as if protecting her the way he does is the one thing he should stop. As if the only way he's ever going to find a moment's peace is to just embrace her as a partner, rather than a defenseless creature.

But he'd never do that. Not this violent motherfucker.

WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling firearms and explosives; and scenes of violence with a crystal Virgin Mary cigarette lighter.

Amazon kindle US/UK


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This book is explosive, ladies and gents, and I could not for the life of me have expected such a shocking ending! Wow.

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