Saturday, 25 May 2013

Trust Me Released Today



Don't miss my new book, Trust Me.  An exciting and very hot romantic suspense story.  








Lawyer Alaina Simmons never imagined that she would be defending her deceased father against accusations of terrorism when she agreed to protect his legacy, a group of documents he’d placed in an archival repository.  FBI Lawyer Donovan Prentice insists that her father and the organization he worked for were terrorists and that crucial evidence is in the documents Alaina has sworn to protect.  Now she is forced to combat the FBI and her compelling attraction to Donovan Prentice while unaware that she is also Donovan’s suspect. 
Special Agent Donovan Prentice is working undercover posing as a lawyer in an attempt to gain access to the evidence he needs to convict a group of terrorists as well as determine if Alaina Simmons is working with them.  Things become complicated as Donovan becomes more intent on getting his suspect in bed than  putting her in  jail.

When the bullets start to fly and the lies begin to unravel Alaina and Donovan begin to explore their intensely sexual relationship, but the couple will have to learn to trust each other both in and out of bed before the terrorists’ game of intrigue can end.

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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Crisis of Identity by Denise Moncrief

Anna’s Satin Sheets Romance Review of Crisis of Identity by Denise Moncrief


 
 
Title: Crisis of Identity
Author: Denise Moncrief
Author's Website:
http://www.denisemoncrief.blogspot.com
Publisher:  5 Prince Publishing 
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense
Length: 189 pages
Buy Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Crisis-of-Identity-ebook/dp/B00B5L0I7S


Tess Copeland is an operator. Her motto? Necessity is the mother of a good a con. When Hurricane Irving slams into the Texas Gulf coast, Tess seizes the opportunity to escape her past by hijacking a dead woman’s life, but Shelby Coleman’s was the wrong identity to steal. And the cop that trails her? He’s a U.S. Marshall with the Fugitive Task Force for the northern district of Illinois. Tess left Chicago because the criminal justice system gave her no choice. Now she’s on the run from ghosts of misdeeds past—both hers and Shelby’s.

Enter Trevor Smith, a pseudo-cowboy from Houston, Texas, with good looks, a quick tongue, and testosterone poisoning. Will Tess succumb to his questionable charms and become his damsel in distress? She doesn’t have to faint at his feet—she’s capable of handling just about anything. But will she choose to let Trevor be the man? When Tess kidnaps her niece, her life changes. She must make some hard decisions. Does she trust the lawman that promises her redemption, or does she trust the cowboy that promises her nothing but himself?



Anna’s Review
I loved the concept for this romantic suspense story.  The idea of somebody stealing someone’s identity to escape your problems only to find yourself caught up in that person’s problems was incredibly intriguing to me.   Crisis of Identity started off with a bang and kept me turning pages.  Unfortunately, that’ didn't last.
The author didn't take the time to develop the main characters.  Tess, Trevor and Jake are very one dimensional people.  I found it very frustrating that I virtually knew nothing about any of them.  The author was very slow to reveal information about Tess and her background.  It wasn't until halfway through the book that we start to get an inkling of Tess’ background, and then it seemed like a cardboard cut-out of a hard life.
The plot that had so much promise became nothing but a series of attempts on Tess’ life and the books resolution left far too many questions unanswered.  A second sub-plot was carelessly swept aside with little explanation.
The romance in this book was practically non-existent.  The author never built a credible relationship between the Tess and Trevor.  After their first kiss he declares he loves her.  Really? Why? Just when the couple finally begin to communicate Trevor disappears and doesn't reappear to the end of the book.
The book was filled with grammatical errors and unrealistic dialogue.  The strongest curse Tess uses in the book is “jeesh.”  This from a woman whose boyfriend was a drug dealer, her mother was an alcoholic and her father was abusive?

Crisis of Identity was a good concept that failed.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Anna's Review of All the Way by Jennifer Probst


Title: All the Way
Author: Jennifer Probst

Blurb
The food critic…

Miranda Storme never expected to see Gavin Luciano again. Three years ago, they had an intense affair—and then he bolted. Now he’s back, and Miranda has the pleasure of a little payback: a scathing review of his restaurant. Revenge is a dish best served the first chance you get…

And the restaurateur…

With three months to make his family’s struggling Italian restaurant successful, a bad review is Gavin’s worst nightmare. But this isn’t just about the meal. He's finally realized what he left behind and is determined to spend the next eight weeks proving himself to her in the kitchen…and in the bedroom! This is one dish she won’t be able to refuse.

Anna’s Review

I’m a big fan of Jennifer Probst’s Married to a Billionaire series, and I was really looking forward to reading her new book.  This story just lacked her usual charm and I often had trouble liking her characters.
Miranda is extremely bitter over Gavin’s break-up and Gavin expects her to leave her life behind once he declares his love.  Miranda eventually gets over her anger and Gavin realizes that his life needs to change if he wants to be with her.  I just didn't enjoy the journey they had to take to get there.

The restaurant scenes and Gavin’s family were charming and entertaining, but they didn't make up for the romance that just seems to miss the mark.

I will continue to read Jennifer Probst’s work, she’s a fun author.  This particular book just didn't do it for me.
  

Monday, 13 May 2013

Review-Wallbanger by Alice Clayton




Book Blurb


The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an—um—intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed “dating hiatus,” and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly. . . .
In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight...


My Kobo had kept recommending Wallbanger, but I didn't like the idea of a guy who was banging a different woman every night.  To me that didn't sound very romantic.  Then a friend of mine insisted that I would love it so I took her advice and read it and I’m glad I did.
This book was so much fun!  It was sweet, charming, sexy, romantic and made me laugh out loud.  The book was not what I expected.  Simon was not an insensitive womanizer and Caroline wasn't a pathetic woman falling for a great set of abs. Okay, so Simon did have a great set of abs, but that’s not why she fell for him.
I really loved Caroline.  She was a smart, independent woman that was totally comfortable being on her own.  She adores Simon, but doesn't want to become part of his harem. 
Alice Clayton tells their story through Caroline’s odd sense of humor that keeps the reader laughing throughout the whole book.  The book also is rich with great secondary characters that have romances of their own which only serves to add to the fun.


I felt that the ending was too drawn out, but the book was still fabulous and I highly recommend it.