Heather B. (HeatherLovesSpike) - Reviews

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Abby's Christmas (At the Carolina Diner, Bk 6) (Harlequin Superromance, No 1245)
Review Date: 9/2/2005


Abby Brannon has had a crush on Noah Blake since high school. So when he walks into the Carolina Diner after an absence of fifteen years, she's ready to seize the chance for a real relationship...and the adventure which always accompanied him. Noah has secrets, however, and a past that makes him bad news for a good girl like Abby. Though a few of their high school friends stand by Abby in welcoming Noah back, most of the folks in New Skye keep their distance. They know trouble when it lands on their doorstep.

Not one to take no for an answer, Abby goes after what she wants--Noah, the boy she longed for with all her young heart. In the process, she learns the truth about Noah the man, and about herself. Through the love Abby offers, Noah discovers the power of forgiveness.

And, together, they affirm the importance of a place called Home.


An Accidental Greek Wedding
An Accidental Greek Wedding
Author: Carol Grace
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/25/2005


Jane Atwood has been in love with her best friends fiance since college. She introduced Alex to Sofia Leonakis and it was love at first sight. Now Jane is on her way to the Greek island Mios, she seasick and not looking forward to being the maid of honor. The last person she expects to see at that moment is Alex himself. What's the first thing she does when she sees the love of her life? She throws up on his wedding shoes of course! You would think that this would be an oman of things to come and you would be right...sort of!

Alex has not seen his good friend Jane is a very long while. She has always been a good friend and good listener and he has some things that he's trying to work through. The last thing he expects his friend Jane to do is get sick on his feet but lifes not perfect.

Once they reach the home of Sofia's parents everything goes wrong. Jane Sophia and Alex have a fight and runs off in the middle of the night. Alex and Jane set out to find the missing bride but instead find a growing attraction that neither can ignore. It's not long before Alex sees Jane as a very attractive person instead of his college friend turned CPA, who has the reputation of being able to fix anything. Jane can't believe her luck. She is falling in love with Alex all over again and this time he seems to suffering from the same problem. What will happen between them when the find Sofia?


Against the Odds (Harlequin Blaze, No 69)
Against the Odds (Harlequin Blaze, No 69)
Author: Donna Kauffman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 39
Review Date: 9/7/2005


Misty Fortune is a famous erotica author a convincing one, too, despite her considerably more tepid real-life sexual experience. Worried that her extended dry spell is affecting her writing, Misty heads to a unique Las Vegas resort, one that promises to fulfill every sexual fantasy a guest could want. But an unexpected encounter with a gorgeous fire marshal has her thinking that a session with him would be hotter than anything the resort has to offer.

Tucker Greywolf knew it was his lucky day when the Las Vegas police asked him to assist on a case involving an unusual hedonistic resort. But he never imagined he'd meet this lusty English writer so teasingly prim and proper, yet so sexually adventurous and offer his services! He figures four days helping Misty tap in to her erotic side during his stay in town would be the break he needs, but four days may not be nearly enough!


The Australian
The Australian
Author: Diana Palmer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/6/2005


For two years Priscilla Johnson watched John Sterling manage his cattle station, and at the tender age of eighteen she innocently surrendered her young heart to him. He was big, brash, brazen and Australian. Everyone called it infatuation, Priss knew it was love.
But Priscilla had to move on with her life. Four years at college in Hawaii provided the time and distance to transform a naive girl into a desirable, mature woman.
Returning to Australia as a certified teacher, she was ready to put John to the test. And ready or not, he was about to learn a lesson he would never forget.


The Bartered Bride (Bride Trilogy, Bk 3)
The Bartered Bride (Bride Trilogy, Bk 3)
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/1/2005


Alexandra Warren ventures to Australia as a young bride eager for adventure. A dozen years later she is returning home as widow and mother when a pirate attack separates her from her beloved daughter and condemns Alex to a life of servitude. Then a miracle arrives in the form of a steely-eyed Yankee captain willing to risk everything to set her free.

A shocking turn of events brings an unexpected alliance with her rescuer, and Gavin and Alex arrive in London as intimate strangers joined by too many painful secrets. Yet attraction and affection soon overcome the trial of their first meeting. Until the past reaches out to change Gavin's lifeand threatens the passionate love he has found with his irresistible bartered bride.


Beast in the Tower (He's a Mystery) (Harlequin Intrigue, No 966)
Beast in the Tower (He's a Mystery) (Harlequin Intrigue, No 966)
Author: Julie Miller
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/30/2006


A MILLIONAIRE WHO NO ONES EVER SEEN

BECAUSE HE ONLY COMES OUT AT NIGHT.

Months ago, arsonists burned Dr. Damon Sinclairs laboratory. Now, Damon is a recluse, shut in at the top of his unfinished Sinclair Tower. And at the very bottom of the same building is the affectionate Kit Snow and her down-home diner.

After stopping a back-alley mugging, Kits good intentions earn her the gratitude of the dark knight doctor. Only, she doesnt want his charityjust all of his most intimate secretsputting her between her mysterious protector and the black marketers seeking to pillage the Sinclair pharmaceutical empire. But the only thing Damon guards closer than his multimillion-dollar formulasis his heart.

Powerful, sexy, secretiveHes a Mystery


Because of Francie (Precious Gem Romance, No 48)
Because of Francie (Precious Gem Romance, No 48)
Author: Karen Rose Smith
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 10/20/2005


ROMANCE ON ICE

When businessman Noah Gordon arrives in the quaint town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to sell off one of his 'Roller Fun' skating rinks, no one is more surprised than the rink's manager. Francie Piccard. Because of her. Roller Fun is now a thriving community center for people of all ages. How dare this man - handsome hunk though he is - deprive the town of its main attraction without a second thought?

That's when Francie decides to take action. For the sake of her hometown she will make it her mission to save the rink. As an ex-Olympic figure skater. she has faced adversity before...and won. This time her battle will be off the ice. And this time, the odds just might be stacked against her - especially when Noah starts playing by passionate rules of his own...


Beneath a Blood Red Moon (Alliance Vampires, Bk 1)
Beneath a Blood Red Moon (Alliance Vampires, Bk 1)
Author: Shannon Drake
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/1/2005


Maggie Montgomery, the owner of Magdalena's, an elegant New Orleans boutique, was shocked to learn about the mysterious beheading of a local street person, and the trail of blood that led from the corpse to her building. Her shock turned to turmoil when she met Sean Canady, the police officer who arrived to question her... and inspires a dangerous desire. Something powerful - and beyond reason - had brought Maggie and Sean together. Something that spoke of an interwoven past, and a passionate torment that began generations before under a blood red moon. For on the night, over a hundred years ago, disturbing events occurred within the Montgomery family, and now Maggie must begin a quest to find the one man whose love was pure enough to save her from the darkness within.


Betrayed by Love (Ranch Rogues) (Western Lovers, No 1)
Betrayed by Love (Ranch Rogues) (Western Lovers, No 1)
Author: Diana Palmer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/12/2005


Jacob Cade had strong opinions about which women were off-limits and which werent. And he thought Kate Walker was a little free with her favors. Hadnt he once thrown her off his ranch for misbehaving? Hed never stopped wanting her, though, and now shed come roaring back into his life. But Jacob didnt know that Kate had been in love with him since childhoodand she wasnt the kind of woman who took love lightly. She knew she was taking a dangerous gamble with her heart just by being with him. But it was a risk worth taking.


Blue Flame (Firefighters, Bk 2)
Blue Flame (Firefighters, Bk 2)
Author: Jill Shalvis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/1/2005
Helpful Score: 7


Calli Hayes runs a dude ranch in Arizona. She has been working hard to make it a sucess with the dream and hope of eventually buying it from its rather absent land owner. This dream is shot down though once absent landowner shows up. Firefighter Jake Rawlins is there to recuperate after a nasty accident he sustained while fighting a fire. Callie can't forget the first time they met and the explosive attraction that surrounded them. She wants to stay immune to him but she can't fight the feelings he brings out.

Jake Rawlins is an injured fireman with no where to go, no one to care, and little options. He finally decides to go to "Blue Flame" in order to heal from his wounds. Immediatly things start to go wrong. He has to fight an attraction to the sassy Callie, face the insecurity that he many never fight fire again due to his injury, and try to fit in where he doesn't belong. On top of that...someone is out to destroy the Blue Flame. Little things soon become overwhelming big things that could undermine the success of the dude ranch and no one is above suspicion. Who is trying to harm Callie and the ranch...and why?


Born In Texas (West Texans, Bk 5) (Harlequin Superromance, No 862)
Born In Texas (West Texans, Bk 5) (Harlequin Superromance, No 862)
Author: Ginger Chambers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/15/2005


Jodie Connelly is resourceful, but her husband, Tate, has her stymied. She just doesn't know what else she can possibly do.

As a lawman, Tate was injured in the line of duty - he got caught in an ambush. Six months later, he's still hurting and badly out of shape.

Tate's unhappy and so is Jodie. But Tate claims to have a solution. Divorce. The trouble is, Jodie can't go along with it. Not when she loves her husband. Not when she's expecting his child.

Jodie wants her baby and her husband. Maybe some heartfelt Texas meddling can turn his thinking around - once Jodie gets Tate out to the Parker Ranch!


Breathless Passion (Desire)
Breathless Passion (Desire)
Author: Emilie Rose
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/1/2005


Struggling to get her business off the ground, Lily West was suddenly offered a tantalizing proposal: pose as millionaire Rick Faulkner's fiancée and the pick of landscaping jobs would be hers. But she was a tomboy with a green thumb not a socialite dripping in charm. So Rick became Lily's tutor in the ways of sophistication.

Long legs, a figure to die for. Lily West had everything Rick needed to secure his family empire and a place in his bed. But in his quest to seduce his beautiful faux-fiancée, he overlooked one fact: Having made Lily his, how could he ever dare let her go?


The Bridesmaid's Gifts (Brannon Brothers, Bk 2) (Silhouette Special Edition, No 1809)
Review Date: 1/4/2007


Not a hardcover book but a paperback book

Very Good and it a sequel to SSE The Date Next Door


Carved in Stone (Les Gargouillen, Bk 1)
Carved in Stone (Les Gargouillen, Bk 1)
Author: Vickie Taylor
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/9/2005


Six year old Rachel Vandermere didnt believe in monstersuntil she saw one kill her parents. Now all grown up and an INTERPOL investigator, Rachel has quietly amassed an impressive collection of evidence to support the existence of preternatural creatures. But she dares not go public with her beliefs until she can produce a living, breathing abnormal being to show the worldwhich she is certain she can do if only she can convince the enigmatic Nathan Cross to help her.

Disavowed from the Chicago congregation of Gargoyles, Nathan has given up life as a guardian of mankind for a quieter, more human existence. But when Rachel shows up at his door spouting her crazy theories about monsters, he is thrust into the role of protector once again. For Rachels theories arent as crazy as some people might think, and her diligent pursuit of the truth might just get them both killed if the wrong people find out what she knows.

With an ancient evil force gathering on the horizon to destroy them, Rachel and Nathan must both come to terms with the secrets of their pasts before its too late for them to save their futuretogether.


Cattleman's Choice
Cattleman's Choice
Author: Diana Palmer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/14/2005


Carson Wayne had come to Mandelyn Bush with the ultimate request: he needed her to teach him how to treat a lady. No doubt he'd asked the right person -- Mandelyn was as polished and feminine as Carson was rough and reclusive. And she was the only person who could reason with him during one of his barroom brawls.

It was too intriguing a challenge to turn down. Mandelyn was curious about what lay beneath the outlaw's hard shell. She suspected that the renegade was really a caring and sensitive man.

But what she hadn't counted on were her own feelings for this irresistible rebel.


Cinderella Story (36 Hours, Bk 5)
Cinderella Story (36 Hours, Bk 5)
Author: Elizabeth August
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/8/2005


They shared one moonlit dance before she disappeared intot he night, leaving Alex Bennett with no clue to the mystery woman's identity. But this influential oilman never backed away from a challenge... Life is hardly a fairy tale for Nina Lindstrom. Out of work and with an ailing child, the struggling single mom is running low on hope. Then Alex Bennett finds her and proposes an alliance that could be the answer to her prayers. Will she play his betrothed for a price?


Claiming His Own (Seven Devils, Bk 1)
Claiming His Own (Seven Devils, Bk 1)
Author: Linda Lael Miller, Laurie Paige
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/8/2005


Book 1 of the Laurie Paige's Seven Devils series


Covert Conception (Harlequin Intrigue, No 950)
Covert Conception (Harlequin Intrigue, No 950)
Author: Delores Fossen
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/12/2006


Natalie Sinclair was stunned to discover she'd been druggedand impregnated. Even more shocking was the identity of her baby's father: Rick Gravari, her sworn enemy. Now the only way to uncover the truth and reveal the mastermind behind their mysterious one night together was to join forces with the one man who was completely off-limits.


The Cowboy wants a Baby (Trueblood, Texas)
The Cowboy wants a Baby (Trueblood, Texas)
Author: Jo Leigh
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/8/2005


Isabella Trueblood Made history reuniting people torn apart by war and an epidemic. Now, generations later, Lily and Dylan Garrett carry on her work with their agency, Finders Keepers. Circumstances may have changed, but the goal remains the same.

Lost
One grandson. Ailing Eve Bishop desperately wants to find her estranged grandson and heir before she dies. Lily Garrett is on the case.

Found
One ornery cowboy. Now all Lily has to do is find a way to hog-tie a lone wolf and get him back to Grandma's house. Gossip says that dangerously handsome Cole Bishop is going to pay someone to have his child, which gives this Little Red Riding Hood an idea . . . .


Crossfire (Silhouette Intimate Moments No. 1275)
Crossfire (Silhouette Intimate Moments No. 1275)
Author: Jenna Mills
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/7/2005


Trained to be the best, bodyguard Hawk Monroe lost all objectivity when it came to cool, beautiful Elizabeth Carrington. Once, he would have given his life to keep her safe. But there was no defense against the fury and desire that raged through him now when a deadly new threat swept him back into her world.

Hawk. Two years later, memories of their lovemaking still burned inside her. This time, she wouldn't walk away. This time, there was no holding back from the passion that took them to the edge and back. But even if they survived the terrible danger stalking her, both their hearts were now directly in the line of fire.


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