A SEAL to Save Her by Karen Anders

51TnKUcerZLThere is nonstop danger in the fifth book of the To Protect and Serve series, where trusting the wrong person could get the main couple killed. A SEAL who has committed his life to protecting others and the sister of his best friend are on the run, facing one difficult obstacle after another. While hiding from enemies, an unexpected bond forms, changing both their lives and raising questions. The To Protect and Serve series by Karen Anders is always packed with action plus emotion, and A SEAL TO SAVE HER has both in abundance.

As the leader of a group of SEALs sent on a crucial mission, Lt. Dexter Kaczewski keeps wondering if he could have made different choices and prevented the devastating outcome of the assignment. Since he ended up in a hospital because of a serious injury, he has lots of time to think about what happened. He is certainly surprised when he gets a surprise visit from the sister of a fellow soldier who was also hurt. Piper Jones may now be a US senator with an important bill to pass, yet when her younger sibling is wounded in Afghanistan, she puts family first. But before she can return home, the hospital comes under attack and it appears they are after her.

Dex must quickly decide the best strategy that will keep them from being killed, and he thinks getting Piper away from the area is the first step. His still healing injuries complicate the matter of staying hidden, but there is no time for resting as they will more than likely be followed. With numerous suspicions about the ambush making it hard to trust anyone, Dex and Piper are reluctant to seek assistance. As they try to stay a step ahead of anyone looking for them, they find their feelings are becoming involved despite knowing they should not.

The emotion in A SEAL TO SAVE HER is honest and deeply affecting. I was definitely moved by what either Dex or Piper said on quite a few occasions, as their words were frank and came from the heart. Both have suffered losses at some point in their lives, and how these deaths impacted them told much about their inner character. Piper is especially vulnerable because of how she lost someone very close to her, and her life cannot move forward until she can get past this tragedy. Dex may be an intimidating SEAL on the battlefield, but the compassionate nature he frequently shows to his friend’s sister proves he can be tender as well as daunting. Regardless of his behavior, I always thought he did what was necessary at that particular moment. The desire Dex and Piper feel for one another adds an unwanted challenge to their already tough situation, and I never knew what their responses would be when confronted with overwhelming passion.

As each of the unknowns in the story is revealed, I was often caught off guard as the disclosure was so unanticipated. Karen Anders created a number of clever scenarios for the storyline, and I just could not stop reading until everything played out. The danger is very real during the many harrowing incidents, and I feared for Dex and Piper countless times. Having several past NCIS agents already met in previous To Protect and Serve books was a delight, and I really hope the two men featured throughout the story get to tell about their own lives in upcoming releases. A SEAL TO SAVE HER is an emotion-filled adventure.

Received copy from author

Series:  To Protect and Serve

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  June 1, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/gosg8s5

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.karenanders.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Married for the Boss’s Baby by Susan Carlisle

51J3u954HxLOccasionally dreams are easily within reach, and then there are the circumstances where what is most desired can only be attained if a person is willing to take a chance. In the very captivating medical romance from Susan Carlisle, two individuals are given the opportunity to have a fulfilling life, but first they must learn to put their faith in someone else. An abundance of emotional scenes are in MARRIED FOR THE BOSS’S BABY, where challenges must be confronted or happiness may be short-lived.

When his father and stepmother are killed in an accident, Dr. Grant Smythe takes over the responsibility of caring for his infant half-sister, Lily. Though he and his father definitely did not always get along, the child needs someone concerned about her welfare to now look after all her needs. Since Grant is a surgeon and not married, he plans to hire a nanny who will watch over the little girl both day and night. Nurse Sara Marcum needs a job quickly or her financial woes will become even bleaker, so she takes the position of being Lily’s new nanny though she has some misgivings.

After hearing he may lose the baby to other relatives, Grant decides to follow through with the one detail that will more than likely give him custody. He must get married, and with Sara already familiar with the child, he hopes she agrees to be his wife, because he has no one else from which to choose and she is an excellent caretaker. What Grant did not expect is how much he enjoys spending time with the woman who is now his wife.

The current struggles in the lives of Grant and Sara are very realistic, as their personal troubles could certainly occur. Susan Carlisle takes these two through a number of emotional trials, where each ordeal could change their lives forever depending on their final choices. I found this couple not only likable, but also to be individuals that pulled me into their lives and kept me eager to discover what would ultimately happen to them. Their relationship may have started because Grant was in desperate need of a nanny, but their feelings gradually change as they experience the ups and downs of being a parent. I had to laugh when the talented surgeon turned pale with just the thought of being left alone with a baby, and I really enjoyed seeing how Sara responded to him during several of the instances which tested his abilities.

Any emotions expressed by Sara and Grant are always genuine plus frequently very honest. I was certainly glad to see them open up to each other at times, as this gave me hope as to whether they could turn their marriage for the sake of the child into something much more. Susan Carlisle creates compelling scenes where sincere feelings are often conveyed with much candor. Their conversations contained a wide range of sentiments, and I could always tell exactly what was going on in their minds. The medical aspects were well-written, and let the expertise of this couple shine. MARRIED FOR THE BOSS’S BABY is an enchanting medical romance filled with drama, laughter, and passion.

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Publisher:   Harlequin Medical Romance

Releases:  May 1, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/j45pgo6

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://susancarlisle.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood

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While I do not want to reread every book, many of the connected stories written by Julie Garwood are ones which bring enjoyment regardless of the number of times I revisit her wonderful characters. The stories about the Claybornes and the people important to them is definitely a series I always find engaging, causing laughs and plenty of smiles during the humorous scenes, while touching me when emotions are in conflict. I fell in love with these likable characters many years ago, and their appeal is just as great now. This romantic story about one of the Clayborne brothers and the woman who catches his attention may be a novella, but it is filled with reading pleasure. ONE PINK ROSE is delightfully enchanting.

Though Travis Clayborne is not related to the people with whom he lives on a ranch in the Montana Territory, he is very close to each one. The three men and one younger woman are his siblings in every way, and the individual called Mama Rose is the only mother who now matters. So, when the older woman asks him to accompany a woman from one town to another in order for her to marry, there is no way he would deny her request. But when Travis meets the energetic Emily Finnegan, he just knows the short time they will spend together is going to be quite a unique experience.

After a discouraging incidence back in Boston, it did not take Emily long to come up with a plan that will hopefully improve her bleak life. Marrying a stranger in Montana may not sound like a good idea, but she will try to make the best of whatever happens. However, before she reaches the location where her future husband awaits, Emily starts to wonder if her hasty decision to be a mail-order bride will bring her lasting happiness.

Honest emotions and quick-wit can be found all throughout ONE PINK ROSE. Julie Garwood has a way with conversations that makes the most of every word spoken, resulting in discussions filled with hilarity to insightful declarations. The intelligent banter between Emily and Travis caused me to smile a lot, and I always wanted to discover who had the last word. Emily is all alone in a land where she does not know anyone, and her way of coping with all the circumstances she had to face was sometimes comical but could turn serious in an instant. Travis has many thoughts about the spirited woman that he is escorting, and how they contradicted with what he actually said let me know his real inner thoughts.

A relationship is certainly not on the minds of Travis or Emily when they begin their journey, but then personal revelations start to draw them toward one another. Julie Garwood does not make it easy for them to be together, and I never knew what their reactions would be during several decisive situations. At the beginning of the story, it was a treat to watch all the brothers along with their brother-in-law have a chat, as their comments were totally hilarious. I am really looking forward to reconnecting with another fascinating Clayborne soon. ONE PINK ROSE is amusing, stirring, and even unexpectedly surprising.

Copy received from publisher

Series:  Clayborne Brides – Book 1

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  May 9, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/jayfrps

Genre:  Historical

Author website:  http://juliegarwood.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

The Ravished Rose by Suzanne Quill

51fEVKTfC1LThe latest historical romance from Suzanne Quill is filled with conflicted emotions and much honesty. When two strangers must form a relationship founded on necessity, their futures could turn out to be blissfully happy or miserable from that day forward. I enjoyed how the author took her main characters on a journey where they learned not only lots about each other, but also discovered some new facts about themselves. THE RAVISHED ROSE is delightfully entertaining.

Though Allan Ridgefield has no desire to marry soon, he has just been reminded of the strict requirement in his father’s will. If he does not wed in only a few weeks, he will lose all that being the Earl of Ridgecrest entitles him. Sadly, he would have been married for years had his beloved fiancée not been killed in a riding accident. Now he is being forced to carry out a requirement that will satisfy the instructions of his dead father. However, Allan believes there will never be another woman whom he can truly love and only wishes for friendship.

As her first Season draws to a close, Elizabeth Mannings has attended social gatherings but did not get a proposal yet. Then the unthinkable happens when she is making her way home one night, and the physical assault will forever change her life. When her father hears of a man needing a wife, some quick decisions are made. Though Allan and Elizabeth are complete strangers, neither has much choice at this point in their lives.

The way in which Suzanne Quill describes many of the scenes in THE RAVISHED ROSE definitely let me experience the moment to the fullest. With very thorough details, from locations to any items found in a particular setting, I could easily visualize what the characters were also seeing. Several homeopathic remedies are used in the story, and I found each instance to be interesting.

London in the 1830’s is still a time when society judges other people, frequently with much prejudice, and this often unfairly affected the lives of anyone tainted by something considered unacceptable. Elizabeth is a victim of circumstances not of her making, but desperate measures must be taken or her life might possibly be ruined. Allan is also caught up in a situation where he has to act fast or all that matters to him will be lost.

When Allan and Elizabeth first meet, their reactions are genuine and I certainly felt for both of them. The author lets what they are feeling be known through their thoughts and responses, and I came to understand much about these two wonderful individuals. Though they may not have always put into words how they felt inside, their actions let me know what was in their hearts. Allan and Elizabeth have suffered because of two different events, and triumphing over their pain is the only way to move forward. I thought each of them was very realistically portrayed, thus letting me connect with them and begin to really care. There are three good friends of the couple who are intriguing, and I would like to see them get their own stories. THE RAVISHED ROSE is a compelling romantic story.

Received copy from author

Series:  Order of the Crimson Lotus

Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing

Releases:  April 4. 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/z4427ec

Genre:  Historical

Author website:  http://www.suzannequill.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Dare to Take by Carly Phillips

51pXzHA43DLThere is so much to like about the Dare to Love series by the talented Carly Phillips. From well-developed characters to plenty of emotional circumstances, every scene drew me into the complex lives of the Dare family. These close-knit relatives had to live through a huge traumatic incident in the past, and none were more affected than Tyler. What transpired with his dad still greatly influences his decisions to this day, and when he once again comes in contact with a woman who also had an impact on his life, then things become even more challenging. I experienced a vast assortment of emotions while reading about Tyler and Ella, as Carly Phillips causes the reader to feel a deep connection to her romantic couple. Honest reactions and fiery passion make DARE TO TAKE compellingly enjoyable.

As the assistant to a fashion designer, Ella Shaw often gets everything ready for any photo shoots. The latest location is St. Lucia, and she has enjoyed her time in the tropics. But an approaching hurricane has caused flights to be cancelled, and now she is stuck until the storm is gone. When her situation turns even more alarming and her best friend, Avery Dare hears about what just happened, the man whom Ella never wanted to be around again comes to her rescue. It has been years since the fateful night when she and Tyler Dare were intimate, and although she might have long desired him, the evening did not end well for either of them.

When Tyler had been home for Christmas nine years ago, he knew giving in to the yearning for his sister’s friend was wrong. But Ella made it extremely difficult to deny her. Though they have avoided each other since then, Tyler feels he must help her out, and his reasons are not only to make his sister happy. Guilt may have been what motivated him at first, but soon regaining her trust is also very important.

With DARE TO TAKE being the final installment of the Dare to Love series, I am truly sad. However, the way in which Carly Phillips wrapped up many developments that recently arose in the lives of this likable family left me with a big smile. Though the books can be read out of order because of enlightening details, it would be best if this one was last since several events are brought to a close. Tyler and Ella have been featured throughout the series, and I kept hoping they would eventually get together. DARE TO TAKE is an emotional ride packed with joy, heartache, sexual fulfillment and self-discovery.

The relationship of Tyler and Ella is very complicated. While they may have been acquainted for many years, one event changed how they saw each other from then on. Now that they are older and are once again together, both have lots of concerns to work through. Family issues play a big part in what they have to overcome, and Ms. Phillips makes their problems realistic plus very moving at times. I felt for this couple and what they endured when younger, and I eagerly kept reading to see what they would choose to do as adults. Since their craving for one another has only become more consuming, sex between Tyler and Ella is often off-the-charts steamy. Carly Phillips definitely knows how to turn up the heat to scorching. A new series is coming with a connected character, and I cannot wait.

Received copy from publicist

Series:  Dare to Love – Book 6

Publisher:  CP Publishing

Releases:  May 3, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/hmk39ca

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.carlyphillips.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

How to Manage a Marquess by Sally MacKenzie

51T4F+cEhSLThe clever premise of the Spinster House series continues with a story where the wishes of one woman and a man are constantly at odds, and growing sexual tension between them only adds more conflict when they are together. Sally MacKenzie is known for creating stories filled with lots of hilarity, and humorous scenes are scattered all throughout the latest Spinster House installment. HOW TO MANAGE A MARQUESS is entertaining with delightful characters and engaging moments.

For many years, it has been the duty of the Marquess of Haywood to keep his cousin from being harmed because of a curse. All of those who have become the Duke of Hart in the past two centuries have died before their heirs were born, just as the curse foretold. Now his cousin is the current duke, and Nate must discourage him from marrying now that he has fallen in love. Having traveled to Loves Bridge, he hopes to keep his family member from making a mistake which may cost his life. But it appears a good friend of the woman with whom his relative is in love is going to make things difficult for him.

Since Anne Davenport does not want to live with her father if he marries a much younger woman, she hopes to be the next person selected to live at Spinster House. It is a place where she could live life without being ruled by a man, and she thinks this would make the days ahead much happier. While two other women would also like to move into the home now that it is vacant, Anne is pushing her good friend toward marriage as it would make one less person trying to be chosen. Yet Nate seems equally determined to make sure his cousin does not marry her friend.

Though at first some of Anne’s behavior was questionable, I quickly came to understand what motivated her when certain reasons became known. Times were much different for women in England during the early 1800’s, and I could see why she might be worried about her future. Anne is rather strong-minded for someone of that era, and her desire for independence kept her pressing for something better in life. Nate is someone who follows the rules of society and is always respectful, yet he can only think about pushing certain forbidden boundaries when around Anne. I really enjoyed his stern talks with himself about staying disciplined when it concerned the woman who tempts him like no other. The relationship of Nate and Anne does have many ups and downs, where several incidents are comical, while other circumstances are surprisingly affecting because of all the emotional honesty.

Several secondary characters really touched me in quite a few ways, especially the two young boys in the story. They could act and speak just like a normal child at times, but then they could turn so serious and their actions often greatly affected me. There is also a very intelligent cat connected to the Spinster House, and her antics definitely caused many smiles. The two main books in the series are taking place at the same time, and though it would probably be best to read the first story before this one, Sally MacKenzie gives plenty of explanations to keep the reader informed of any simultaneous activities. There is laughter and an abundance of emotion in HOW TO MANAGE A MARQUESS.

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Series:  Spinster House

Publisher:  Zebra

Releases:  April 26, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/hcjgss5

Genre:  Historical

Author website:  http://www.sallymackenzie.net/

Rating:  4 Stars

Her Colton P.I. by Amelia Autin

518MiG4Jk+LIn the fifth book of The Coltons of Texas continuity, danger could happen at any time to one woman, while the murderous rampage by the Alphabet Killer continues. The new case for an experienced private investigator causes him way too many painful memories, but the safety of three individuals means more than not reliving his troubled past. From the very start, my thoughts were completely caught up in what would happen to the compassionate P.I. and the mother who would do anything for her children. Amelia Autin contributes an enthralling installment to The Coltons of Texas series, where one personal issue after another tugs at the heart. The emotional realism in HER COLTON P.I. is truly remarkable.

After hearing the facts of how their daughter-in-law suddenly left and took her twin sons with her, Chris Colton is determined to personally locate the woman who devastated her in-laws. Holly McCay is now the trustee of her late husband’s money, which will go to the two boys when they are older. But the grandparents fear she will misuse the funds, plus they just want to see the toddlers before they get any older. Since Chris was a foster child, he knows the importance of family while growing up.

Though it is not too difficult for Chris to find where Holly is presently living, he decides to learn her side of the story before informing his clients of her whereabouts. When he does confront her and hears what is going on, he realizes the woman that is supposed to be devious is actually in danger from the scheming older couple. Now Chris needs to have evidence which will provide the truth, while also making certain Holly and her sons remain safe.

Every story created by Amelia Autin has particularly true-to-life characters. Regardless of whether they have good intentions or their motives are deceitful, the behavior of each person comes across as completely convincing. Chris has lived through many traumatic incidents, and several still deeply affect his current life. Being the son of a serial killer made it difficult for him to make close friends, and his foster family did not always make things easy either. So I really admired him for doing everything he could to make himself a respectful citizen, despite what others in the community may have thought. While his business may be successful, Chris seldom takes time for any social life.

When he encounters Holly, his gut instinct and careful observations lead him to make correct deductions about her situation. She is refreshingly honest with the clever P.I., and I certainly enjoyed their many enlightening conversations. The danger she is facing is chillingly real, as sometimes greed is a powerful motivator for being ruthless. Her relationship with Chris is also portrayed with lifelike developments, where emotions come into play and cause candid responses. Their relationship is beautifully depicted with much sincerity and plenty of sensual desire. Love for her two boys is evident in numerous ways, and I was often moved by how Holly reacted to a situation that involved all three of them.

New information comes to light about two of the ongoing mysteries in The Coltons of Texas series, and I was definitely shocked by how one dilemma was resolved. Though some answers have been revealed, there are still plenty of problems to work through before everyone in Granite Gulch, Texas can rest easy. HER COLTON P.I. is an emotional adventure filled with compelling discoveries.

Received copy from author

Series:  The Coltons of Texas

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  May 1, 2016

Purchase:   http://tinyurl.com/zk83z6k

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.ameliaautin.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Fate and Forever by Sophie Jackson

51SSTcsK6tLThe emotional impact of each A Pound of Flesh story has deeply touched me, and though the fourth book is only a novella, the wide range of feelings depicted drew me into every compelling moment. While more attention is centered on Kat and Carter, there is also some insight into the current lives of Max plus Riley, letting me know what has been going on with these two interesting men. Sophie Jackson manages to always create intriguing circumstances for her characters, and FATE AND FOREVER delivers quite an emotional punch.

Kat Lane and Wesley Carter have just said “I do” to each other, and it is definitely a marriage between two individuals who seem totally opposite. They connected when she was his prison tutor, and now they are planning a rewarding future together. Their honeymoon was absolute perfection, where fantasies were fulfilled with lots of lusty sex. Then Kat brings up the subject of kids, and Carter does not know how he should respond to her comment.

Even though Carter loves Kat with all his heart, he frets over the idea of being a dad someday. His father was not a man that showed love, thus making him wonder how he will treat his own child. After returning from their honeymoon, everything looks to be great for the couple in all ways. But when Kat starts to act strangely, Carter worries if she might be keeping a secret from him.

There are a close-knit group of friends in the A Pound of Flesh series, and several fascinating facts are exposed about these likable people in the latest installment. What is learned about Riley is especially exciting, as I know additional details will be discovered in his upcoming story. Seeing more of Max and Grace is also wonderful.

Although every aspect of Kat and Carter’s marriage appears to be picture-perfect, all it takes is one innocent remark to turn his world upside down. From that moment on, anxiety about what will occur if they have children is never far from his mind. I really enjoyed how Sophie Jackson made every single instant in the story come across as truly realistic, from candid statements to genuine responses, making me feel as though I was actually watching lives unfold with honest reactions. I am very glad the author wrote the very informative FATE AND FOREVER, as it brought me up-to-date on several very important developments.

Series:  A Pound of Flesh – Book 4

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  April 18, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/j5e434c

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  https://sophiejacksonauthor.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

The Flyboy’s Temptation by Kimberly Van Meter

51O6Ltwn77LAfter a death-defying escapade at the very beginning of THE FLYBOY’S TEMPTATION, perilous threats continue to occur with few breaks. During the periods when danger does let up for a short time, lots of steamy sexual encounters take place because desire between the main couple is often practically uncontrollable. Kimberly Van Meter fills her latest Blaze release about a pilot and a scientist with action, passion and plenty of emotion. I thoroughly enjoyed their thrilling adventurous journey.

Upon getting out of the service, James “J.T.” Carmichael and his brother started Blue Yonder, a charter plane business. Since he was a pilot in the Air Force, he is certainly qualified to fly the company’s aircraft. When a new client requests to be flown to South American as quickly as possible, J.T. has a feeling something about the deal may not be completely legitimate. But after just having his brother inform him of their need to make a profit soon or their business will have to close, he agrees to her terms because the amount she is willing to pay may keep them working for a little longer.

Unfortunately, before J.T. and Dr. Hope Larsen can make it to her destination, they have problems and are forced to crash land in a remote area of Mexico. The jungle poses its own dangers, and with no idea of where they actually are, the couple has to prepare themselves for any number of scenarios or they may not make it out alive. Though Hope does not fully disclose her reason for making the journey, she and J.T. do need to work together without conflict in order to survive. But getting close to each other has its own complications.

There is just something about a situation where two strangers are fighting for their lives that really grabs my attention, and when the attraction between them is sky-high, then it can lead to all kinds of passionate developments and make the story doubly interesting. With J.T. being someone who makes hasty decisions while Hope is a constant planner, their behavior is vastly different and often has them at odds with one another. Their comments are frequently sarcastic, and both can come up with a sharp retort in an instant. I could not keep from laughing at some of their more comical comebacks. The situations J.T. and Hope must face are often life-threatening, and I enjoyed seeing how each would respond to the danger. Though he often appeared laidback, the military training of J.T. would kick in when needed, while the logical thinking of the scientist did not always lead to the right conclusion.

With the huge contrasts in just about everything that concerns J.T. and Hope, it did not seem like a relationship would ever work for this couple. With plenty of highs and lows, Kimberly Van Meter puts these two through a large number of challenges before anything significant can build between them. The threats to them are a possibility in our modern world, and the author makes several of the situations certainly frightening. What J.T. and Hope had to experience often resulted in emotional turmoil, and I eagerly waited to see what they would decide in the end. It appears there will be an upcoming story about the hero’s brother, and I am very glad for this opportunity to discover more about Teagan. THE FLYBOY’S TEMPTATION is hotly sensual plus action-packed.

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Publisher:  Harlequin Blaze

Releases:  April 19, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/z2he3zl

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://kimberlyvanmeter.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Rogue Belador by Dianna Love

612stNWGUaL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_The seventh Belador story begins with a battle, and the many beloved characters in this series are either troubled by emotional complications or find themselves in a dangerous situation on every compelling page. Dianna Love totally captures my full attention with vivid descriptions and constant originality, and the paranormal world to which I am transported comes across as particularly believable. With the large number of characters in the series that I have come to really like, I immediately became involved in the latest personal story being told. Since Tzader Burke may finally get to have the future he has long desired or will lose everything important to him, I was eager to find out what he would have to face, and Dianna Love did not disappoint me. Every emotional conflict in ROGUE BELADOR captivates with deeply affecting realism.

Her position as the Belador queen means Brina is a very significant individual, and she has been under special protection for years. But an enemy’s attack has caused her mind to deteriorate and soon no personal facts will be remembered, causing the man in love with her much worry. Though some only care because of her heritage, Tzader Burke wishes for Brina to be his mate and is willing to do whatever is necessary to make it happen. As time passes with no improvement, he makes a deal that might bring back her memories, but it could come at a great cost to him.

By going to TÅμr Medb and doing the bidding of a being that seems to possess much knowledge, Tzader could possibly get the solution to saving Brina. Yet traveling to the place where the Belador enemy lives is not only dangerous for him, but could be fuel for a new war. As plans are made and answers are sought, hidden truths are discovered about the Beladors and Medb. Tzader receives the unexpected assistance of several close friends, and they each find it hard to obey the vows they have sworn to follow as secrets are exposed.

When it comes to urban fantasy stories, Dianna Love is a master. What takes place in the Belador series is frequently innovative, and the circumstances in the seventh book are sometimes perilous and always emotional. The traits assigned to each of the characters are certainly unique, and I was delighted by how many of the individuals I have come to love that were featured. I really want Casper to have a big part in an upcoming book, as someone with ghost traits fascinates me.

Evalle and her mate Storm plus Quinn all play major parts in ROGUE BELADOR, and it was great catching up with the events in their lives. But the major focus is on Tzader and what will happen to Brina. I have watched these two suffer throughout much of the series, and my heart ached for them each time another difficulty kept them apart. Their story is about not giving up hope, and it was heartwarming to also see the importance of friendship. One new character is definitely intriguing, while several of those who have been met before and only have evil objectives are once again up to their ruthless tricks. I never knew what would be the end result of more than one power struggle, as some abilities came as a surprise. Ms. Love has also created a new interesting creature, and I hope to see more of Oskar in a forthcoming book. ROGUE BELADOR has riveting action, profound emotions and unforeseen twists.

Received copy from author

Series:  Belador – Book 7

Publisher:  Silver Hawk Press LLC

Releases:  April 12, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/gu8vaxu

Genre:  Urban fantasy

Author website:  https://www.authordiannalove.com/

Rating:  5 Stars