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Serving Love: Court Appointed / For Love and Country / Hot Ticket
Serving Love Court Appointed / For Love and Country / Hot Ticket Author:K. A. Mitchell, Annmarie McKenna, Mary Winter Court Appointed by Annmarie McKenna: — Jackson knows he needs protection from a stalker, but the last thing he wants is to want his bodyguard. After receiving several suspicious “gifts”, His Honor Jackson Benedict is assigned an agent for protection. He’d be fine with a bodyguard...if he was anyone but ... more »the man who enters his courtroom looking hotter than any man has a right to look. Thank God Jackson’s robe hides his interest.
Trey London is more than happy that Jackson has practically been handed to him on a silver platter. If his job requires he stay close to one of the country’s youngest federal judges, it’s no skin off his back. The closer the better, actually. But someone else is getting closer, too, and when the gifts turn into attacks, Trey is forced to trade his status of new lover for that of protector. He’s not about to let anyone come between him and his judge.
For Love and Country by Mary Winter:
Love? Or duty? His choice will damn his country -- or his heart. Vampire Basile Gagnon wants nothing more than to put the United States, its war, and the heartbreak he found on its shores far behind him. He has suffered the loss of one too many mortal lovers, and refuses to risk his heart again, not even for Emil, the mortal he turned away five years ago. When Union soldier Emil Franks steps aboard Basile’s ship, his mission is to try to convince Basile to lend his vessel to the Union cause. But with one look at his former lover, he reveals far more -- his lingering love for Basile.
Neither time nor the fires of war have dimmed their passion for each other, but not even the fact that Emil is now a vampire can sway Basile from his course. In two days’ time, he leaves for his native France. On this war-torn Valentine’s Day, Emil must choose: Love? Or country?
Hot Ticket by K. A. Mitchell:
Love’s the last thing you expect to find in the trash. Elliot Graham doesn’t make mistakes. So when he ends up serving community service at a recycling plant for inadvertently buying stolen property, he’s certain it’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to him. That is, until he finds tickets to a sold-out concert in the trash, tickets that immediately disappear into the pocket of the hottest -- and most exasperating -- guy he’s ever met.
Cade McKuen has never been one to follow society’s expectations. That’s why he’s serving time sorting trash for destroying his cheating ex-lover’s car rather than apologize. Finding those tickets is an unexpected bonus to an otherwise smelly sentence. But when cute, sputtering Elliot claims a share, Cade decides community service might be the best thing that’s happened to him all year.
Cade is determined to keep Elliot off balance and tap into the passion he senses is hidden under that buttoned-down exterior. Elliot is fascinated by Cade’s outrageous way of thumbing his nose at the world. Opposites attract, but can passion be the ticket to something lasting?« less
Ben (flutedude04) - reviewed Serving Love: Court Appointed / For Love and Country / Hot Ticket on
I've never had such mixed feelings about an anthology. This is what I thought about them individually to give me the average rating:
Court Appointed, by Annmarie McKenna (2.5): I liked it, but really wished it was longer.
For Love and Country, by Mary Winter (0.5): I just didn't care about the characters, and I gave up after just two chapters.
Hot Ticket, by K. A. Mitchell (4.0): I really enjoyed reading about Elliot and Cade. While I wished their story was longer, it felt complete; unlike the first story. I will definitely look for more novels by this author!