Loving Lies (Men of Summer 1) by Lora Leigh


Love will find a way…

Slade was Jessie’s life, the first love that filled her heart and soul and bound her woman’s spirit. Years of waiting culminating in an incredible weekend of sexual abandon—teaching her everything she needed to know to be his woman and branded her as Slade’s woman for life. Jessie was certain Slade had to love her.

Until he whispered the lie, the ultimate betrayal, and walked away only to wed another woman.

Now five years later Slade returns, his soul has withered without Jessie’s presence, and now he’ll have her, one way or the other. The love for her, the fierce overriding hunger and need consumes his heart and binds his soul. No matter the obstacles, Slade will get her back.

Whatever it takes.

Whatever he has to do.

Book: Loving Lies (Men of Summer 1) by Lora Leigh
Published: February 14th, 2006
Pages: 276
Genres: Sexy Alpha Male, Romance, Erotica
Format: Kindle
Date Read: October 21, 2010
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

Okay I absolutely loved this so much I read it twice before I could review. The story made my heart ache so bad for Jessie and Slade. All they wanted was to be together and time and obnoxious people kept getting in the way!

Slade was hawt! So yummy, loved the alpha male in him.

Jessie had a lot of spunk and didn’t just jump right back in his arms when he finally came back – I loved that about her!

Jessie and Slade fought hard and loved just as hard! This book was wonderful and I expect nothing less from Lora Leigh.

Oh and the lovin’ between Jessie and Slade? So hot!

Right Here, Right Now by HelenKay Dimon


For Gabby Pearson, being dumped in public before the dessert course has to be the lowest of the low, especially when it’s the old, “It’s not you, it’s me” speech. Honestly, how about something original: “I have five minutes to live” (very possible); “It’s not you, it’s the voices in my head” (thanks for the warning); or “I am such a powerful sexual being I could put you into a coma with one kiss” (wishful thinking). Not that Gabby would ever know since Reed Larkin never bothered to take her to bed. Why does a girl bother (to shave)? The only thing left to do is offer the guy a goodbye forever drink on his head.

Damn. Reed did his job: he walked away from Gabby rather than drag her into his unstable life and danger. Now he’s wearing her full glass of wine instead of throwing her onto his sheets. It doesn’t help that the woman is smart as hell and could stop a man’s breath with that wide smile and those shapely curves. Gabby has it all, and Reed wants every inch of her. And now the joke’s on him, because new intel says Gabby has just become his assignment: He has one day to win her back, get information from her she may not know she has, and somehow protect her at the same time. The stakes are high. The odds are impossible. And the mutual attraction is as hot and strong as Gabby’s anger. And Reed can only hope his next speech, “It’s you, baby, it’s definitely you,” will be the start of something wild, something crazy, something dangerous, something wonderful.

Book: Right Here, Right Now by HelenKay Dimon
Published: January 1st, 2008
Pages: 305
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Format: Kindle
Date Read: August 20, 2010
Rating: 4 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔

This book had it all – romance, humor, drama, even a bit of mystery. I fell in love with the main characters, their storyline was realistic and just wonderful. And the romance part of it? They loved hard and fought just as hard. This book had me laughing out loud pretty frequently, some scenes were just too funny that I couldn’t help myself. If you haven’t read this, check it out!

The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons 2) by Julia Quinn


1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London’s most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better…
–Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1814

But this time the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry–he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield–the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes to not make the best husbands–and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate’s determined to protect her sister–but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself…

Book: The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons 2) by Julia Quinn
Published: October 13th 2009
Pages: 384
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Historical
Format: Kindle
Date Read: May 1, 2010
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

Updated 2021: This is my favorite book in the Bridgerton series, I have read it over and over again.

I loved this book! Anthony and Kate were so funny – their witty jabs back and forth were very entertaining. Julia Quinn did such a great job describing the settings and characters for this historical romance. She made it very easy to forget that I was wrapped up in a completely different time!

I will definitely be rereading this book again and again.

Talk Me Down (Tumble Creek 1) by Victoria Dahl


What happens when the girl next door isn’t so innocent?

Molly Jennings might look like the girl next door, but she has one naughty little secret: her job. Molly is a very successful writer of erotic fiction. Until her inspiration runs dry-—thanks to a creepy ex-—and she decides it’s time to move back home to tiny Tumble Creek, Colorado.

Tumble Creek doesn’t have much going for it, but one look at luscious chief of police Ben Lawson, who starred in her girlhood dreams, and Molly is back in business. But while her fantasies are pouring out on paper, the town gossip is buzzing at her door and, worse yet, a stalker seems to be watching her every move. Thankfully, her very own lawman has taken to coming over, often. The only problem now is that Molly may have to let the cat out of the bag about her chosen profession, and straight-laced Ben will definitely not approve…

Book: Talk Me Down (Tumble Creek 1) by Victoria Dahl
Published: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 352
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Heroine Loves Siblings Best Friend, Erotica
Format: Kindle
Date Read: April 5, 2010
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

I absolutely loved this book and will definitely be rereading it again and again in the future. It had everything that a romance book could possibly have – humor, sex, a HEA, and lots of DRAMA!

If you are even pondering getting this book, just buy it now! It is so worth it! 🙂

Making Chase (Chase Brothers 4) by Lauren Dane


Matt is an expert and the Chase is on. Tate doesn’t stand a chance.

Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She’s spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn’t looked back.

Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she’s certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she’s ever seen! Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he’s ready for that too. It’s all a matter of finding the woman who captures his heart. He’s certainly sampled his fair share of them but none has moved him the way Tate Murphy does when he goes to her shop to thank her for some cookies and a thank you note.

But as Matt gets to know Tate and appreciate her strength and unique beauty, he also realizes she’s got some big self esteem issues about her past. To build a future, he’s got to find a way past some big road blocks.

Book: Making Chase (Chase Brothers 4) by Lauren Dane
Published: June 12th, 2007
Pages: 237
Genres: Military/Men In Uniform, Romance, Tattoos/Piercings
Format: Kindle
Date Read: April 2, 2010
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

I loved this book so much! I love it when you can easily relate to a heroine! Tate was headstrong and independent! She didn’t want Matt to just come in and take care of her. She wanted to prove that could do it all on her own and still be with him! Tate’s only downfall was that she had very low self-esteem. But, what female on earth isn’t insecure with their body in some shape or form? Such a great heroine.

This series from start to finish was so amazing. I love it when authors continue to include all of the characters from each book as well as the town they live in. It’s nice when authors make a book only about a specific couple but these types of books are also great. We get to find out what’s going on with the previous couples and keep up with the wonderful Chase family. Simply wonderful!

Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James



Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her–not even her cheating ex-fiancé. So when she’s assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob’s charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.


Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. When Taylor Donovan gives him the cold shoulder, he’s thrown for a loop. She’s unlike any other woman he’s ever met: uninterested in the limelight, seemingly immune to his advances, and shockingly capable of saying no to him. She’s the perfect challenge. And the more she rejects him, the more he begins to realize that she may just be his perfect match. . .

Book: Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James
Published: October 7th, 2008
Pages: 324
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Format: Kindle
Date Read: January 4, 2010
Rating: 5 Potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

This book was so great! It had be laughing from start to finish! It was absoultely wonderful! No instant falling in love here – no, we get a great build up over time, misunderstanding and – GASP! – a happily ever after. I’ve already read this book twice. The second time being on my kindle since I have it in softcover as well.
Buy this book, you won’t regret it!