Reviews: The Army Doctor’s Christmas Collection by Helen Scott Taylor

The Army Doctor’s Baby by Helen Scott Taylor

After his wife betrayed him, Major Radley Knight dedicated himself to becoming the best Army doctor he could be, dedicated himself to saving soldiers’ lives. When he returns on leave from Afghanistan he is ready for a break. Instead he finds himself helping a young mother and her newborn baby. He falls in love with Olivia and her sweet baby boy and longs to spend the rest of his life caring for them. But Olivia and her baby belong to Radley’s brother.

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I must admit that I’m a sucker for military romances. So when I saw this book, I was excited to read it.

 

To start off, ih ave to say that this is a novella. I always get nervous reading novellas because they can feel rushed. Helen Scott Taylor did a good job of making me care about the characters  with such a short book. I really liked Radley. We got some info about Rad’s past and it made my heart break for him. Even though we never met his ex, I hated her. I just kept hoping that he wasn’t going to go through that again. I also liked, and respected Olivia. She was a strong woman that was doing everything she could to provide for her son. And the scenes between Rad and little George were just adorable.

I found this book to be really enjoyable. It was a sweet, fluffy romance with no angst or dark hidden secrets. It was a nice change of pace compared to everything else out there. 

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The Army Doctor’s Wedding by Helen Scott Taylor

Army doctor, Major Cameron Knight, thrives on the danger of front-line Battlefield medicine. Throwing himself into saving the lives of injured servicemen keeps the demons from his past away. When he rescues charity worker, Alice Conway, and a tiny newborn baby, he longs for a second chance to do the right thing, even if it means marrying a woman he barely knows so they can take the orphan baby to England for surgery. The brave, beautiful young woman and the orphan baby steal his heart. He longs to make the marriage real, but being married to an army officer might do her more harm than good.

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I have to start out by saying that I really disliked Cameron in the first book. He was an immature twit and I wanted to kick his butt for the way the acted toward Olivia and George. George was just a novelty to him and he was put out when Radley and Olivia fell in love. So coming into this book, I wasn’t looking forward to reading Cameron’s story.

After reading The Army Doctor’s Baby, I was glad that Cameron was stepping back and letting Rad be a father to George. Cam was a stupid immature guy that refused to step up to his responsibility. But after getting to know him in this book, I felt kind of bad for him. He realized what he missed out on and that was just sad.

In some ways, I felt like this book wasn’t as rushed as the previous one. Maybe it’s because the course of the book seemed like was months longer or maybe it was because there was more action. Either way, much to my surprise, I enjoyed this one more than the first.

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The Army Doctor’s Christmas Baby by Helen Scott Taylor

After he loses his wife, army surgeon Colonel Sean Fabian protects his damaged heart by cutting women out of his life. He dedicates himself to his career and being a great dad to his twin babies. When he asks army nurse Kelly Grace to play nanny to his children over Christmas, he realizes how much he misses having a beautiful woman in his life and in his arms. Caring for Sean’s adorable twin babies is Kelly’s dream come true. She falls in love with the sweet little girls and their daddy, but she’s hiding a devastating event from the past. If she can’t trust Sean with her secret, how can she ever expect him to trust her with his bruised heart?

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This was a short and (maybe too)sweet romance about two people finding love when they least expected and creating a family where there was once almost no hope of having one. Sean lost his wife in a car accident just after their twin daughters were born. What he never told anyone was that their relationship was ending which led him to close himself off to ever trusting another woman or finding love. Kelly has been in lover with her friend for years and after watching him marry someone else, she’s decided to retire from the military and take her nursing skills overseas to help a children’s charity. A chance meeting one night brings Sean and Kelly together. Ok, maybe not so chance… She’s dressed as a sexy bunny to sing Sean Happy Birthday as arranged by mutual friends. I found this pretty funny 🙂 Turns out Sean is in need of a nanny while his au pair is on holiday and Kelly fits the bill. What starts out as a harmless way to pass another lonely Christmas for Kelly leads the two to realize that it’s ok to start over in love and that when you meet the right one, you just know. ❤ It was a sweet romance that had no drama, I’m just mad that there was no sex 😉

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Nikki

Review: Sweet Seduction Series by Nicola Claire Books 1-3

 

Ok this post is gonna be a little different than the norm. It’s for  three books, all in the same series! I recently finished book three in the Sweet Seduction series by Nicola Claire, after having read books 1 and 2 back to back. I was so enthralled in this series, I LOVED them all! And since I couldn’t even take the time to do the books justice by writing proper reviews for each book, as I was too anxious to get to the next one, they all got short, but sweet reviews to express my undying love! winking love struck


 
So, I thought I’d do a little something different and post an omnibus review for all three! 

 
Book One: Sweet Seduction Sacrifice 
 

I abso-freaking-lutely LOVED it! I have no words right now! I also have about 20 pages of highlights on my kindle to comb through for my review! Full review to come! 😉

As you can see, I never made it back to complete the review. That was because I went on to read book two and was immediately sucked in and, as we all know, I can’t multi task. But here are a few highlights I finally went back to get just for this post! 🙂 But since you know me and I can never do anything small, here’s the link for a few of my favorite highlights! 😉



Nikki’s Favorite Highlights 🙂



Book Two: Sweet Seduction Serenade 

And again, absofuckinglutely AWESOMSAUCE!!!!!! I was planning on writing my review for book one before reading this but I couldn’t wait. Now I’m in love with both Anscombe brothers!  There are no words! Nicola Claire has just blown me away with her talent! I have the biggest, dumbest grin on my face too! The epilogue alone is worth 5 stars! LOVED IT!!!

Once again, after this quickie review I dove straight in to book three and was hooked from page one. 



Book Three: Sweet Seduction Shadow

I think this one may be my favorite so far! I loved Ben and Abi! Their pasts were heartbreaking and the way they came together was simply beautiful! day dreamingAgain I have so many highlights on my kindle but I don’t even know where to start with a longer review! All I can say is I absofreakinglutely loved this book and the entire series thus far! I can’t wait for Jason and Katie’s story next!!!

So as you can see, not very detailed I’m afraid, but definitely to the point! 


All three books have a love at first sight aspect to them, which would normally turn me off as I feel that’s a little unrealistic. However, Ms. Claire does it so well and in a way that I fell in love at first sight right along with the characters! It was astounding how awesome of a job she did here! Along with that, there was flying bullets, flying punches (some by the kick ass heroines ;)), lots of drama to keep you on the edge of your seat, and some serious hot sex! (hot unlucky ) me fanning myself before my cold shower 😉 

Considering that I was sucked into these three books, I know you’re thinking that I went on to devour book four…and you would be right…but alas, I wasn’t able to because it hasn’t been released yet. sad BUT! I have it on good authority (straight from the author herself!) that it will be out within the next few weeks! So, check back and you can see if I’ll be able to do it justice with a longer review! winking

                      Here’s three more random quotes that I liked:



Check out the series on Goodreads!

 

 



Review: Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey

Shine Not BurnShine Not Burn by Elle Casey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS.

I can’t be held responsible. Things that happen there are supposed to stay there, right? Right? Yeeeah. Not so much.

Andie’s just days away from tying the knot, but there’s just ooooone little glitch. Apparently, she’s already married. Or someone with her name is married to a guy out in Oregon of all places, and the courthouse won’t issue her a marriage license until it’s all cleared up. Tripping her way through cow pies and country songs to meet up with a man who gets around places on horseback is her very last idea of how to have a good time, but if she’s going to get married, make partner at the firm, and have two point five kids before she’s thirty-five, she needs to get to the bottom of this snafu and fix it quick … before her fiance finds out and everything she’s been working toward goes up in flames.

 

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Review: Losing Control (A Babysitting a Billionaire Novel) by Nina Croft

Book Description: Four years after escaping her abusive ex-husband, Kim finally believes she’s in control of her life and her emotions and she’s determined to never risk either again with a man. She has a great home, a job as a security specialist which she loves, and Jake for a best friend. But things are a tad lonely in the sex department, so she decides to embark on a no-strings-affair with one of her hot co-workers. And who better to help her remember how to lure a man than her best friend?

Jake has wanted Kim from the moment he first saw her, but four years ago, she was too young and too damaged. So he kept her close and he kept her safe, offering her a job in his security company and the training to feel safe again, and he bided his time. But now, after the long wait, if she imagines he’s going to stand by while she seduces some other guy…

Never going to happen.

 

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REVIEW: Seize Me by Crystal Spears

Seize Me (Breakneck, #1)Seize Me by Crystal Spears

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

Winter Belov was the sweet innocent one in her crime family, the dutiful daughter that never disappointed her father. One day, her father does the unspeakable. When he turns his back, Winter flees across the country, taking her life savings with her, determined never to enter that sort of lifestyle again.

No longer innocent, she now lives in Nevada. Lana is her best friend and the only family Winter has. Together, they are two of the best exotic dancers in the county. While working a shift, Pyro, Lana’s long time crush, propositions Winter. He begs her to do a private gig at Breakneck. She accepts, with the condition that Lana dances with her.

When Winter’s eyes lock with Braxxon Breaker’s, the President of Breakneck, she realizes she is no longer free; she has been seized. He is everything she is running from but at the same time, everything she wants. Braxxon will not take no for an answer, and purposely disrupts Winter’s life.

Rivals of Braxxon’s club are vicious and they do something that will have him out for blood. Winter’s and Braxxon’s relationship is anything but a normal one. If they want to be together, crimes must be committed, friendships will be broken and people are going to die.

What happens when all that chaos mixes with Winter’s father locating her? It will be a bloodshed when Winter and Braxxon seek revenge and take no prisoners.

***WARNING***

This novel contains explicit language, sex, drugs, abuse and some sexual situations.

For readers 18 & up!

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Review: Taming the Bachelor (Moretti Novels, #1) by M.J. Carnal

Taming the Bachelor (Moretti Novels, #1)Taming the Bachelor by M.J. Carnal

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ex marine and bad boy, Mark Moretti, made a pact with his childhood friends to live life to the fullest and never allow a woman to tie him down. After years of success and the world at his feet, he is determined to make that pact a reality. A move back to his beloved Los Angeles threatens to change the future he had written for himself when the shy and beautiful, Sophie Barringer, ends up being the Maid of Honor at his sister’s wedding. 



Sophie has been burned at love. The last thing she needs is a self proclaimed bachelor to turn her head. But her heart may have other plans. 



Forced to spend a week together in paradise, can they deny their steamy chemistry and stay away from each other or will they give in to lust and take the chance? Can Mark get over his player reputation to take a shot at love or will fate be cruel enough to deny them their happily ever after?

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Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1)Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other.

Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.

 

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