A Week's Reading of Romance Novels

Happy 2015! The best way, in my opinion, to bring in the new year is with a new romance novel! I love reading because it can take you to any place and make you forget your own problems. I am going to review the novels or series and also give you the overview. My life's mantra is reading is love!

1. The That Man Trilogy by Nelle L'Amour 

Review: I was browsing Barnes and Noble's online website in search of a new book or series when I stumbled upon this. The overview was interesting and the NOOK Book price was pretty awesome, FREE! I have to admit that I read the entire series because I'm one of those that needs to know what happens but it was quite a letdown. This series cannot stand to compete with The Crossfire novels or the This Man novels like Alessandra Torre's Innocence Series does. The writing of L'Amour's series is lack luster and mediocre. The plot line was overly rushed, even for this type of series, and the characters weren't developed enough. I wouldn't recommend this as I view it as a waste of money, but as I stated before, the first book is a free download if you are curious as to why I'm not excited over it. 

Book One Overview:

There's a new beautiful player in town...
Blake Burns, the sexy head of SIN-TV, who goes through women like some go through water. Until he meets Jennifer McCoy, his outspoken new assistant and development executive.
Newly engaged Jennifer has no idea that her devastatingly gorgeous new boss is the man she kissed, blindfolded, in a game of Truth or Dare. That kiss, that man, that beautiful stranger she cannot forget.
Blake hasn't been able to stop thinking about that kiss either...and he'll do anything to win Jennifer -even if it means being a beautiful bastard and breaking all the rules.
2. Brother Dearest by Penelope Ward

Review: The title kind of makes people look at me weird because they believe I'm reading incest when I'm not. This novel is about step-siblings that fall in love. Before you jump the gun, they were not raised together and are only together for a few months when they fall in love. I love Elec's character and think he's the perfect mix of complex and broken to be a tragic hero type. I also love Greta for her complicated makeup and great heart. This book spans from their first meeting until they are adults living on their own. It has a few unexpected turns, heartbreaking moments, and a happy ending I didn't think would come. I honestly remember screaming into my pillow at about two in the morning because I was so excited! Ward fleshes out the characters so well that you believe them to be real people and the plot is great. This book reminds me that love, real love, will always find a way. I highly recommend this novel and warn you now, you won't be able to put it down. 
You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you. 

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be. 

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here. 
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room. 
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him. 

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. But things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night. 

Then, just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California. 

It had been years since I’d seen Elec. 

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again. 

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.
3. Falling for the Enemy by Samantha Beck 

Review: Who doesn't love a little heat between the sheets with a man who can guarantee you multiple orgasms? Well, not even the self proclaimed celibate Virginia Boca can, when it involves SEAL Shaun Buchanan. He's a bit dark, a bit mysterious, and someone she shouldn't be with when she's running against his father for the Mayor position. I loved the dynamic of the characters, the plot line, and the writing. Writing style is always so important because if I feel I can write on a higher level than the author, there's a problem. Overall, this book is a nice steamy read with a few quirks to make you laugh and keep you on your toes. 
Caught between a rock and a rock-hard body… Salon owner Virginia Boca has declared herself celibate...at least until she wins the election for mayor of Bluelick, Kentucky. No hot men. No sex. And her plan to play the good girl might have worked—if the mysterious, hard-bodied stranger she’s seen around town hadn't pulled her from the street and saved her life. The least Ginny can do is offer her savior a free haircut. But when an innocent haircut turns into hours of wickedly hot sex, former Navy SEAL Shaun Buchanan knows his plan to keep a low profile is shot. Especially once Ginny finds out he’s the current mayor's son. With her reputation and the election on the line, Ginny seems determined to keep their nightly sexcapades a secret, but Shaun’s not willing to stay in the shadows forever…
4. Stepbrother Billionaire by Colleen Masters
Review: I stumbled upon this book when scrolling through Tumblr as I follow a few romance novel review blogs. Since I liked Penelope Ward's step sibling romance so much I thought to give this book a shot. I'm really glad I did for several reasons including the interesting plot line, the character development, and the proof that love is always worth it. Abby is from a wealthy family and Emerson is the exact opposite but their parents getting together forces them into the same world. The funny part is, they have attended high school together and were aware of each other before their parents hooking up. The two had secret crushes on one another and it is only brought to light after some rather interesting events. Through a horrible twist of fate, just after the two come to realize their feelings for one another, they are ripped from each other's side. You'll have to read to find out what happens! 
I’ve hated him since middle school. 

The effortlessly popular, lacrosse superstar, beautiful, blue-eyed nightmare Emerson Sawyer. Funny thing is, he didn’t even know I existed until our senior year, when his mom started hooking up with my dad. 

Now he torments me in the hallways, calling me “Sis” whenever he gets the chance, relishing in the fact that I can’t hide my blushing whenever he’s around. Even though I can’t stand him, my body betrays me—and he loves it. 

Emerson and his mom just moved in with us, and as if crushing on him wasn’t weird enough, now our bedrooms share a wall. 

The sexual tension keeps building between us, but I know nothing can ever happen…especially now that our parents are engaged. I try to tell myself that I hate him, that he’s wrong for me, that we’ll never be together… 

So why did I agree to play Seven Minutes in Heaven at his girlfriend’s high school party? 

And why does Emerson suddenly have my panties in his hands?