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Review: Rush

Rush
Rush by Joan Swan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jessica Fury, Washington lobbyist, has money, connections, and her own firm. But five years ago she had something better: happiness. Her firefighter husband, Quaid, was handsome, courageous, and crazy about her. Then one day he walked into a chemical inferno–and never walked out. Jessica has been through hell to get back on her feet. And then a rumor surfaces that could bring a miracle or shatter her world–again.

Q has been a prisoner forever. He’s honed his mind and body into weapons. He’s developed abilities no one else understands. But he’s still at the mercy of a cabal of ruthless men, who blank his memory, test him like a lab rat, and tell him lies. Although his past has been erased and his future looks grim, instinct tells him he has a woman to live for. What his mind can’t remember, his body can’t forget. . .

The heat is on.”

Oh god. This was SO good. I was going “Oh god, no” a few times!
I’m loving the psychic powers that the former/current firefighters have. It adds a unique spin to the story.

Q/Quaid. My heart BROKE for him! Jessica, as well.

The story sucks you in, and you’re hooked! I’m DYING for the next in the series, and that’s not until January!

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Review: Blaze

Blaze
Blaze by Joan Swan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“The hotter they come, the harder they fall…

With a man like him, every mission becomes personal…
Ever since FBI agent Keira O’Shay started tracking a young boy named Mateo, she’s felt a connection even her empathic abilities can’t explain. She needs to save Mateo from the cult leader holding him hostage. Nothing can interfere with that—not even the reappearance of Luke Ransom, the hot-as-hell fire captain she’s regretted walking out on for three long years.

Losing Keira left Luke vulnerable—in every way. When they were together, the powers each possesses were mysteriously enhanced. But it’s the sexy, surprising woman beneath the tough exterior that Luke’s really missed. Even if she betrayed him utterly. And even if agreeing to help her uncover a government conspiracy means watching his life and his heart go up in flames again…”

I was hooked from the very beginning. Luke had me sucked in. I was so excited to read his story!
It was all-over a wonderful story!

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Review: How a Lady Weds a Rogue

How a Lady Weds a Rogue
How a Lady Weds a Rogue by Katharine Ashe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love these historical type romances.
This one was fast-paced, with a touch of unique.
It dealt with alcoholism, but it didn’t rule the story.
It was obvious the author put a lot of research into the aspect, and it made the story, not broke it!

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Review: Just One Last Night

Just One Last Night
Just One Last Night by Helen Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was heartbroken through-out the story.
She fell down the stairs and lost a child, and blamed herself. She told herself that she would be a terrible mother and left her husband, who loved her and never blamed her.
I love that he did everything he could to bring her back.
The surprise pregnancy wasn’t much of a surprise but it is a blessing in disguise.
It was a fast read, but a beautiful one!

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Review: A Night in the Palace

A Night in the Palace
A Night in the Palace by Carole Mortimer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Chapter 4, and he has announced he’s keeping her hostage, basically, until her brother returns his sister … whom the brother eloped with … did you follow that?”

Yeah, that described the whole book in a sentence. Oh, and they fell in love. Of course they did. In two days.

I’m not saying that true love/love like that doesn’t happen, but two days? And he’s chasing around the world for her? That just doesn’t seem true.

“I have never seen hair quite this colour before. Like sunlight caught in moonbeams.”
I love the descriptions though.

So, the story was good, but it was the same thing. Yes, I know. I’m reading a romance novel. A Harlequin Presents at that, but I would LOVE a story that is more unique, not the same formula over and over!

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