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Heat by Chris Quinton and RJ Scott

51WPz+tmzML._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Heat

Series: Salisbury Stories #1

Author: R.J. Scott & Chris Quinton

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 141 pages

Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited (October 23, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: Serving up passion, family, love and hate, with a side order of arson.

Lewis has lost nearly everything, and now it seems that Devon is here to take the last thing he has left – working in his beloved restaurant, Laurels. But when an arsonist threatens everything Lewis loves, he realizes sometimes everyone has their ghosts, and he discovers an unexpected ally who is prepared to risk everything for him.

ISBN: 9781311353382

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Lewis and his sister Rachel had been dealt a couple of horrible hands in the past. The loss of their parents, Rachel having been severely hurt from the accident, the betrayal of someone he thought loved him, the amount of debt, the sale of his home and restaurant were just at the tip. Now the new owners were going to come and change everything.

Devon is a millionaire in his own and comes off as a complete ass at first. He knows everything about family traditions and about business. However it is not to be mixed at all, that is until he meets Lewis and Rachel. He is learning so much from these two, including love. To top it off someone is burning businesses around them and the fear that they are next is getting to them.

From one point it seems that Devon’s change of heart comes to fast. It was like one minute he was an ass, the next he was close to being in love. Although I suppose in some relationships it does happen like this. But in this instance it just seemed a bit off to me. Like it was rushed in a way. Also the mystery part of the story didn’t rock like it should have. It wasn’t really too hard to figure out who was behind it. To me it just seemed a little weak and thrown in there for the effect. Other than that I actually had a bit of fun with the story. The pace wasn’t to slow but it wasn’t really fast at all, so it was a good read for me.

Over all I wished that it had been more expanded with the mystery part. I wanted something to sink my teeth into but it didn’t come off that way. But like I said above Devon’s attitude change just came off to fast, and there really didn’t seem to be the spark between them that should have been there.

I am looking forward to seeing what the next story will give me.

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The Rancher’s Son by RJ Scott

therancherssonTitle: The Rancher’s Son

Series: Montana, 2

Author: RJ Scott

Genre: Cowboys/ Western Contemporary Romance

Length: 200 pages

Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd; 1 edition (March 22, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: A man without memories, and the cop who never gave up hope.

When he wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a brutal beating, John Doe has no memories of who he is or who hurt him. The cops can find nothing to identify him and he can’t remember anything to help… except the name Ethan and one recurring place from his dreams. Two words and they’re not much, but it’s a start: Crooked Tree.

Detective Ethan Allen’s has never stopped searching for the two boys who vanished. When a report lands on Ethan’s desk that may give new leads, he jumps at the chance to follow them up. The man he finds isn’t his brother, but it’s someone who could maybe help him discover what happened twelve years ago.

What neither man can know is that facing the very real demons of the past could destroy any kind of future they may have together.

ISBN: 9781785640445

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Reviewer:  Cat

Review: This is book two in the Montana series. I do not feel you have to read them in order though both books are excellent so why not! Plus you meet the other characters that are in this book some as well.

Adam Strachan has been missing since he was 15. He and Justin Allens. Justin’s brother Ethan became a police detective to help keeps searching for Adam and Justin when all others had given up. This is a sore spot between Ethan and his father, Marcus. Marcus wanted Ethan to follow his footsteps and keep his share of Crooked Tree alive.

Ethan gets a call from Chicago that they have a John Doe that mentioned Ethan and Crooked Tree Ranch. When Ethan arrives, he knows it’s Adam.

Adam has no memory of Ethan or anything but is willing to go home with him to try to get his memory back, but he feels a connection to Ethan. Small bits come back as they take the long ride home.

This is a very angsty story. It is well written and beautiful. I fell in love with Ethan right away. It was evident the moment we met him that he had feelings for Adam.

I applaud RJ Scott that she walked us carefully through both Adam regaining his memory and Ethan exploring his feelings.  Yes, he was in love. Yes the love had just begun, and both were very young love, first love, but she didn’t make it immediate on either man’s part as adults. They had to learn each other all over. The long trip home in the car and hotels helps all that.

There are a few surprises and twists. The sex is sensual, yet hot.

I loved this story, both men and his series. All three are on my favorites list for this year. I can’t wait for the next book!’

If you like ranchers, policeman, angsty stories, romance, surprising twists and some sensual man-sex you will love this book!

 

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Crooked Tree Ranch by RJ Scott

51h-fNilu3L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Crooked Tree Ranch
Series: Montana, #1
Author: RJ Scott
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Length: 193 pages
Publisher: November 16th, 2015 by Love Lane Books Ltd (2nd edition)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: When a cowboy, meets the guy from the city, he can’t know how much things will change.

On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with an expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana.

With his sister, Ashley, niece, Kirsten and nephew, Josh, in tow, he moves lock stock and barrel from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch.

Foreman and part owner of the ranch, ex rodeo star Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Todd has been running the dude ranch, for five years ever since his mentor Marcus Allen became ill.

His brothers convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the business grow. He knows things have to change and but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow – he just isn’t prepared for how much.
This is a previously released title. It includes a new chapter and is re-edited with new cover art.

ISBN: 9781785640322

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Reviewer: Cat

Review: Crooked Tree Ranch is the opener book for the Montana Series.

In this book we learn that three families own the Ranch, The Allens, the Strachens and the Todd brothers. Marcus is an older depressed man with health and issues and depression. His main job is to manage the money and take care of bills. He has been slipping lately and the Ranch is in big hurt with a failing economy and bad management. The Strachens are silent partners leaving Marcus and the three younger Todd brothers. Marcus suggests now insists they hire a marketing manager to help them stay afloat.

Jay has just lost his boyfriend and job and after no luck in finding a new one he moves his sister and her family with him to Montana. Both he and his sister fall in love with the location, the ranch and Todd brothers.

I loved this story. There is quite a bit going on, and it is in two views but easy to follow.

The characters are all well-developed, and I loved them all. I loved how Jay and Nate fought their attraction and how it was inevitable. The chemistry was perfect.

If you like market managers, creative men, rugged cowboys, new series, Montana, cute kids, sweet romance and some hot man-sex, this is for you
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Love’s Design by R.J. Scott

51sXl0UZQ9L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Love’s Design
Series: Bodyguards Inc. 5
Author: R. J. Scott
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Holiday Novel
Length: 172 Pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited (December 11, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Can Christmas be the time when Kirby finally stops running and allows himself to fall in love with the man who saves his life?

CIA Agent Stefan Mortimer is cooling his heels in the UK until he can go home. Taking on easy assignments with Bodyguards Inc. seems like a good solution to keep him sane. He’s used to life throwing him curveballs, and it’s just another day at the office when he rescues Kirby Devlin and his niece and nephew. Now he has to keep Kirby and the kids alive and stay professional.

Kirby Devlin has one priority; keeping his small family safe. On the run, and facing danger at every turn, Kirby finally runs out of places to hide on a snowy December day at an Edinburgh train station. Stefan comes to the rescue, saves him and the children. Is it possible that Kirby finally has someone to trust?

Now, if only it would be as easy for Kirby to trust Stefan with his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-78564-036-0

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Bodyguards Inc. collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

I came across R.J. Scott’s books when she wrote the Sanctuary series, and I fell in love with the guys. Now I am falling in love with the Bodyguards Inc. series. RJ Scott is one hell of a writer and has always given a story that pulls you into a world that just calls you. She is one of my top three contemporary authors that actually is on my automatically buy list.

Not only do you have danger from different directions, but you have alpha men who protect those they love. Not to mention the fact that when you think of bodyguards, you think of hot men with guns. I always love the strong man who protects, but this one has a little more of a twist. This for me was a lot of fun.

Stefan was a CIA agent who had men who wanted him dead, which to me is a bit odd. I would think there would be more people out there that would want to kill him. He is a favorite of mine though. He is chilling in the UK with his friends, doing a little work for Bodyguards Inc. on the side.

Things were going good, till he spots a man who has him on edge. It turns out that his gut feelings were definitely working. He ends up saving Kirby’s life from a beating, only to find out that he was indeed saving Kirby and two little ones.

Kirby had been kicked out at the age of sixteen for being gay. He had left his little brother behind, only several years later finding out that he was an uncle. Robbie needed Kirby to keep his children safe. Kirby needed Stefan to keep them safe after they ran when Robbie was hurt. The problem is Kirby didn’t trust easy so it was going to take a while for Stefan to get him to take him for his word. Not to mention Stefan was falling in love.

I have found that R.J.’s books are one of my favorite contemporary stories. There is just something about them that pulls you in and keeps you there. There is a twist to the stories that are fun to read and the stories just flow off the pages. Once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down.

I felt bad for Kirby from the first part, but also wanted Stefan to win him over. I would have loved to find out that his parents were deceased but you never find out. They were definitely parents that should have never been allowed to have children.

It also shows one that thinking one way is not always the right way. Kirby had his thoughts of his brother and he was definitely not right. It just shows how this book seems like real life to me. This book has a fantastic story line and gave this group of guys the perfect Christmas.

I had a blast reading this and would definitely recommend it. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

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Oracle – The Complete Collection by RJ Scott

518SrzZ3MIL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Oracle – The Complete Collection
Series: Oracle (books 1 & 2)
Author: RJ Scott
Genre: Paranormal/Action-Adventure
Length: 279 pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books (18 Sept 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Oracle The Complete Collection gives readers an opportunity to own both books at a reduced price.

Book 1 – Oracle

Love, adventure, an empath & an ancient relic that could destroy the world.

Alex Sheridan is a thief, able to steal even the hardest to reach antiquities. Luke MacKinnon is a professor of ancient languages.
When they come together to locate the Oracle, it is because both men have targets on their backs. Can love blossom when each day could be their last? And, how can they survive the evil that wants the Oracle?

Book 2 – Book of Secrets

Kidnapping, adventure, drama and the fight for eternal life.

Alex is making good on his promise to put things right; retrieving items he had stolen, and returning them to their rightful owners. It’s dangerous work, especially since he lost his most useful Oracle-given powers.

When Luke is kidnapped by a man intent on finding the secrets to eternal life, Alex has to make a bargain with the devil and break steal an item from the private library at Windsor Castle. Will Alex be too late to save the man he loves?

ISBN: 9781785640254

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: This collection from RJ Scott is the second edition collection of the Oracle and its sequel, Book of Secrets. Together they make some interesting and fun reading filled with mystery and danger, hence the overall rating. However, breaking down the collection to the separate stories is interesting, because I have to say there is a big difference between the two in terms of the feel, the action and, in some ways, the pace of the stories.

Both books are mostly centred on Alex. He was found as a child, scarred and with no memory. He’s grown up into a six-foot-odd tall man with more than a few bizarre and interesting talents. When we first meet him, he is with Edward, his partner in crime and lover until tragedy strikes. Then Alex meets Luke and that is when the story begins to take off.

So, the two stories:
Oracle ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
So the introduction to Alex as described above is the place where we start in Oracle. Instantly, we go into the action – although to me there was more explaining than there was doing while said action was happening – there’s an ancient mystery and Alex doesn’t know who he can trust.

But then there is Luke, he is like a light in the darkness. He is an American professor of ancient languages who goes to London on business. Alex and Luke have wonderful chemistry together. There was a door of minor characters but my favourites – stand outs for actually getting the story where it needed to go – are Lieutenant Chris Samuels (of the US Army) and Griff (who is a title English gent).

Book of Secrets ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
This is probably a bit more light-hearted than the first book. Since the mystical events of the first book Alex has grown a lot as a character and he is starting to make amends. He has Luke by his side, and in some weird share-house situation, there is also Griff and Chris (from Oracle). This is quirky in some ways but is filled with danger and even more mystery (did Alex truly lose his powers?). It is fast past and a real nice conclusion to Oracle.

Part of me wishes that was longer, if only to give more time to Dragan, the Serbian assassin (or whatever). He was an interesting guy and it felt like he had rather more to say – or maybe I just wanted more to be said so that things made a bit more sense in my mind.

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Seth & Casey by R.J. Scott

71guQM-uWHL._SL1425_Title: Seth & Casey

Series: Storming Love 2: Blizzard, 03

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (71 pages)

ISBN: MLR-1-02014-0371

Publisher: MLR Press (February 6th 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: The blizzard of the century has stranded teacher Casey McGuire and pupils at a country retreat. As a last resort and fearing for their lives, he calls his ex, fireman Seth Wild. The same man who promised that he would always be there for Casey.

Seth is on sick leave after a terrible accident leaves him near dead. He’s wallowing in self-pity and he’s already driven away the only man who cared about him. Casey. When he receives the call, he is the only person left to help and nothing will stop him.

Because if Seth can’t help, then very possibly Casey and the kids won’t make it out of this alive.

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Review: Warning: Once you start, you won’t want to put it down!

This story is breathtaking. I sat in suspense the entire time I read. For such a short story this one was very complete and covered so much ground. It was like reading a novella.

I could feel Seth’s pain and anger. I really felt for him. Once the storm hit and Casey and the kids were trapped I was so afraid for them there was so many ominous clues dropped I kept wondering what may happen to him and the kids trapped in that. Would they freeze? Would the trees break on them? Could anyone even get to them? There was just so much suspense!

I loved this story and how the storm was more integral than just a backdrop outside a window.

If you like, teachers, Firefighters, suspense, and a very well written short story this is definitely for you!

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The Ex Factor by RJ Scott

91NA6OTtVDL._SL1500_Title: The Ex Factor

Series: Bodyguards Inc, 02

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (202pgs)

ISBN: 9781311342478, B00LCA8612, LLBEx01

Publisher: Love Lane Books (27th June 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3½ – 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: When Bodyguard, Ben Collins, finds Daniel Lincoln in a room, hiding, and hurt, he doesn’t immediately think Daniel is the victim of abuse. Daniel is good at pretending and being a finalist in a TV singing competition he seems like he has it made.

But something about Daniel calls to Ben’s need to protect and he hands Daniel a card to contact him if ever Daniel needed help. Abruptly, after one frightened phone call from Daniel, Ben is racing to Daniel’s aid and what he finds is a horror he can’t imagine.

Daniel is trapped in a relationship where anger and controlling hate are the only emotions he is given. When his boyfriend crosses the line and leaves Daniel vulnerable and broken there is only one man that he wants to call.

The sexy bodyguard who promised he could help him.

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Review: This story is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. Ben hates being a bodyguard at a TV singing competition but he does what he has to do, when he comes across one of the contestants hurt he jumps to his own conclusions. Daniel just needs to place third but being injured could jeopardize his singing, dosing himself with over the counter pain pills is becoming a habit. Daniel needs someone to keep him safe, Ben is the one he eventually turns to and the truth finally comes out, Daniel’s ‘loving’ boyfriend, Cam, has finally gone too far and Daniel needs all the protection he can get.

This is a great story that shows the vulnerability of an abused man, the secret hope, and desperation of an abuse victim and the courage it takes to finally say ‘no more’. Ben comes to Daniel’s rescue when Daniel needs a knight in shining amour the most, his ex-boyfriend, Cam, won’t take no for an answer and Daniel has to confess the truth of his relationship. Ben has a soft spot for the young rock singer, he has to try to put his feelings aside while he guards the young man but rescuing Daniel and getting to know him has him wanting to be more than just a bodyguard.

I have to say that this is a pretty powerful story of abuse and addiction, the mind-set that people can fall into when in a terrible relationship and the huge amount of bravery it takes to start to get your life back on track. Daniel had already started on his journey when he needed the extra support of Ben; Cam had refused to just let his cash cow disappear and resorted to manipulation. Ben and Daniel’s budding relationship isn’t ignored and we can see the growth between the two men as Ben supports and encourages Daniel to take steps to stop Cam for good. Their romance is fraught with doubts and danger, but it is also filled with reassurance and support as they turn to each other and begin to build a solid base for them to start from.

I really liked how this story was put across. It doesn’t make light of the pain pill abuse or the domestic violence. It has a victim who knows he needs help, but also knows he needs to help himself first. And we have the rescuer who doesn’t take over, but encourages and guides. We then also have the abuser losing control, as he loses control of his victim. Mixed in with all of that we have Daniel’s supportive parents and the record label doing what they can to protect their investment so nothing is ignored or left at the wayside. This is a wonderful story that has a romance blossoming from the ruins left by abuse and two men who couldn’t have deserved love more.

I recommend this to those who love knights in shining armor, victims who fight back, justice being served and love blossoming into something strong and protective.

A Better Man by R.J. Scott and Jaime Reese

13632055Title: A Better Man

Series: The Men of Halfway House 01

Author: R.J. Scott and Jaime Reese

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: Novel

Publisher: Silver Publishing (July 21st, 2012)

Reviewer: Thommie

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: Matthew Doner, ex-con, needs a second chance and his aunt’s inheritance will finance his dream. Julian Capeletti is a contractor in need of a job. Will renovating a house together let them become better men in the process?

Matthew Doner has been given a second chance. After a five-year prison term, he receives a bequest from an aunt on the condition that he uses the money to make things right. His challenge–create a safe place for people like him to find purpose and start a new life.

Julian Capeletti likes challenges. He is confident, brash, and just what Matthew needs. Working as the contractor to renovate the crumbling house is the right job at the absolutely perfect time.

What neither man realizes is just how dangerous it is to keep secrets, nor how hard it can be to open your heart. Is one year enough time to renovate the house and become better men in the process?

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Review: Mr. Boner is in need of a handyman…

Yes, this is how this story begins. It’s a hilarious start that promises good times. And you get them eventually. But, you need to overcome the storm and the barriers in order to get there.

Matthew Doner is a character lost in emotions such as guilt, anger and fear. He feels guilty for not being the perfect son, anger that he’s required to be perfect at all times and fear that he will not manage to be the man he wants to be. A better man.

When he gets out of prison he has a goal and is determined to reach it. He needs to create a place for people like him. People that come out in the world and have nowhere to go, no one to help them, no hope for a better future. But the road he has to travel is a hard one and every turn has another demon that scares him to his core. The only thing anchoring him and gives him some peace is the handyman he hired to help him with his project. Julian is a determined man. He has his own demons kept close to his heart and walled up from everyone. But, when the man puts something into his head, he delivers. He is the rock that steadies Matt when things threaten to overwhelm him.

This story is a romance in its core, heavy and intense with emotions. While I disliked the fact that the protagonists laid the “I love you” line even before they hit the sheets, it didn’t ruin the plot for me. There are all the stereotypes involved here; there is the cold mother, the uncaring father, the irresponsible brother, the old money and expectations that come with it and the victim of a protagonist. And on the other side there is the abusive father, the mother that endures it all, the lost big brother and the child who is forced and determined to be a better man despite his past. Yes, quite cliché yet I loved it, the text and story and the entire development was lovely to read.

The characters were so very enjoyable, their constant battle with their walls and secrets, the effort they both put to open up to each other, the way they made a big deal out of things that seemed so easy to overcome. All that had me loving these characters even more. The chemistry between them was exquisite as well. I loved them together. I loved it when they kissed and made love to each other. I loved how they bonded. Again, despite the fact that that line was thrown early on, it didn’t affect my view or how I perceived this couple.

In the end though, the most lovable thing of all was Matt’s dad. He surprised me and I couldn’t have wanted it any other way. It is obvious this story has a happy ending and it is obvious that this is a journey that each of the character primary or secondary take to become better men through each other’s strength and support. That much you know from the start. What you want to know is if the journey and the read are worth it. It is and I think anyone who loves a good romance will simply adore this one.

The Case of the Wicked Wolf by Amber Kell and R.J. Scott

thecaseofthewickedwolf_800Title: The Case of the Wicked Wolf

Series: End Street Detective Agency 02

Author: Amber Kell & R.J. Scott

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (101pgs)

Publisher: Total E-Bound (29th April 2013) This title is available up to 4 weeks early (1st April 2013) with TEB VIP club.

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Naiads, humans, sirens and a challenge for Alpha make up the intricate story in the race to rescue the missing children.

Sam and Bob have more than just the case of one lost child to handle. Not only is Shelby Hartman missing, but other paranormal children have disappeared. The race to rescue the children is hampered by naiads, humans, sirens and a challenge for Alpha.

Hartman Hunter is desperate to find his daughter. He turns to the demon Danjal Naamah for help. The problem is that Danjal is the only person Hartman has ever loved—the man he let go for the sake of the pack…

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Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. When Sam and Bob go to the aid of Trawl, the troll, they discover that it isn’t only Shelby (Hart’s daughter) that has been taken.  they discover that many other paranormal children have been taken. Hart is desperate and turns to the demon, Dan, for help. It isn’t easy getting the demon on side though, because Hart broke his heart. But, the children have to come first, before Hart can make thinks right with his demon.

Whoop.  Well, I am just loving this series from Amber Kell and R.J. Scott. A human (?) PI getting dragged further into the paranormal world, no matter what he really wants and falling in love with a vampire named Bob.  I just love it! In this new addition to the series, we have not only Bob and Sam and their new shenanigans, but we also get more of Hart and we are introduced to his love interest, Danjal.  We also find out more about the missing paranormal child case and find out the truth about her disappearance.

Sam and Bob’s relationship seems to be moving forwards in leaps and bounds.  Even if Sam still does find Bob annoying.  Sam discovers he has more new powers, even if he tries to deny them and Sam also seems to have made a scary enemy. Hart gave up his love to do his duty by his pack.  But, now he turns to Dan in his hour of need.  Dan was hurt by Hart’s actions and words, but sets it aside to find Hart’s daughter.  They discover the backstabbing of some in the wolf pack and Hart has to face down an Alpha challenge.

This story is really well written and switches between the couples as they hunt for the children.  There’s danger, excitement, some great characters and just a touch of hot loving.  There’s betrayal and there’s forgiveness and then there is the mystery that is Sam. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.  Could there be a love interest for Mikhail?  Ohhh. Maybe for Teddy the ghost??!! I also hope we get to see Trawl again, because he seems like a lovable big lug.

I will recommend this to those who love paranormal PIs, vampires, hot demons and wolves, betrayal, danger and a great storyline with a happily ever after for a wolf and his mate.

 

 

The Teacher and the Soldier by R.J. Scott

teacherTitle: The Teacher and the Soldier

Series: Ellery Mountain 02

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (87pgs)

Publisher: Total E-Bound (22nd April 2013) This title is available up to 4 weeks early (25th March 2013) with TEB VIP club.

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Ex-soldier, Daniel Skylar, falls hard and heavy for school teacher Luke Fitzgerald. How can he make him stay in Ellery?

Luke Fitzgerald left Ellery Mountain for college and vowed never to come back. When his father is murdered he has no choice but to return. Luke only goes home to sell off his share of the Ellery Mountain Cabins, but everything changes when he meets the son of the other owner. Daniel Skylar is an ex-soldier who lives every day to the limit and sees a future in Luke.

It doesn’t matter what Daniel says, or how much he needs Luke; Luke isn’t staying once everything is sold off. Surely Daniel can understand that?

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Review: This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Luke left Ellery Mountain ten years ago and vowed never to return. But, when his father is murdered and leaves Luke his half of the cabins, Luke feels it’s time to face the past before he continues his life.  But, meeting Daniel, the son of the other owner of the cabins, throws him for a loop.  But, there is no way he will be able to stay in Ellery with the ghosts that haunt him, can he? Daniel is frustrated to be unable to get hold of Luke to find out what the man plans to do with his share of the cabins.  Meeting the man and getting to know him makes him want more, but even he can see that the past haunts Luke.  Is what they have enough to chase away the ghosts?

Ahhh. Sexy Daniel’s story. hmmm *drool*. Luke returns to a place he hates.  He swore never to return, but he believes that he can settle his father’s will and get out of town without losing it.  But, he never counted on crossing paths with Daniel. Daniel has plans to help other soldiers like himself who return home needing help.  But, first he has to sort out what is happening with the cabins.  Meeting Luke he recognizes a wounded soul and they begin a hot affair.  But, when it’s time for Luke to leave, Daniel doesn’t want him to go. Will love win or are Luke’s fears driving him too hard?

This is an excellent story that delves into the long standing repercussions of childhood abuse. Luke is an excellent character.  Although, he has had therapy, the abuse he suffered while the town seemed to turn a blind eye affected him deeply. He is a strong man, but facing Ellery Mountain again shakes him to the core.  Finding love there scares him and he has to work through his feelings, before he loses love. Daniel is a wonderful man.  He wants to do something good for those affected by war and he also wants to keep a tight hold of the love he has found in the man who is perfect for him.  But, he knows that he can’t force Luke to stay.

This story is really well written and it does tug at your heartstrings for what Luke had to face alone and also the effect it is still having on him.  Daniel and Luke are an excellent pairing and are very hot together. They have a strong connection that goes further than a physical attraction and they make a great couple. The storyline is very good and I liked how Luke seemed to overcome his obstacles to accept the love he is offered and I liked how Daniel didn’t pressure Luke to recount his past. We see Max and Finn (from The Fireman and the Cop) again and Kieran and Liam and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to both their stories (The Carpenter and the Actor, and The Doctor and the Bad Boy).

I will recommend this to those who love facing the past stories, fighting for love, hot sex, great characters, a good storyline and a happy ending.