Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BEST READS OF...April 2013

Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

Lover At Last 
(Black Dagger Brotherhood #11)
by JR Ward

Paranormal Romance

Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.

Why I Recommend It: Fans of the BDB boys finally get to see Qhuinn and Blaylock get their happily ever after.  Their romance was one of my favorite parts along with the subplots involving Layla, Xcor, and Trez.  My review can be found here.

Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7)
Touch & Geaux 
(Cut & Run #7)
by Abigail Roux

Male/Male Romance

After having their faces plastered across the news during a high-profile case, FBI Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have become more useful to the Bureau posing for photo ops than working undercover. Just as Zane is beginning to consider retirement a viable option, Ty receives a distress call from a friend, leading them to a city rife with echoes from the past.

New Orleans wears its history on its streets, and it’s the one place Ty’s face could get him killed. Surrounded by trouble as soon as they land, Ty and Zane are swiftly confronted with a past from which Ty can’t hide—one with a surprising connection to Zane’s.

As threats close in from all directions, both men must come to terms with the lives they’ve led and the lies they’ve told. They soon discover that not all their secrets are out yet, and nothing lasts forever.

Why I Recommend It: The latest adventure for FBI agents Ty and Zane who are striving to discover the truth about a killer in New Orleans while still keeping their relationship a secret.  I loved how readers got to learn more about the guys's lives before the series started and that they still have a long way to go to get a happily ever after.  My review can be found here.

Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance (Knitting in the City, #1)Neanderthal Seeks Human 
by Penny Reid

Contemporary Romance

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit.

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalker-ish tendencies- to make her an offer she can't refuse.

Why I Recommend It: A hilarious contemporary with a unique heroine and sexy hero.  Janie's personality is so much fun and a mixture of Bridget Jones, Heather Wells, and Georgia Nicolson.  Quinn is extremely sweet with her and super hot in his own way.  Things get a bit over-the-top at the end, but didn't alter my enjoyment much.  A full review is coming soon.

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