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Reviews by Dr. J

191 Ratings
Avg - 4.23
Caught by the Master (MF) by Cooper McKenzie (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$3.99
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

As first in a series, this story is all about the BDSM life as seen through the eyes of a newcomer, a reporter that thinks there is a story of less than noble content. Thinking that somehow Club Esoteria is connected to the "sale" of sex slaves, Whitney manages to sneak into the club but is "caught" and given the choice of facing charges or being under obedience to Master Taurus, the co-owner of the club. Her introduction to BDSM, while certainly not hardcore, was more than she ever dreamed and opened up some inner vistas she had previously ignored. It is a story of one woman's journey of discovery and the awakening of Master Taurus to the possibilities that there was one woman for him who could be his one and only. It is a short but delightful love story but it most definitely contains the basics of the BDSM life. Regardless of the reader's feeling about that particular life, Ms McKenzie once again gives her readers a story that is entertaining and educational. Erotic though it may be, her story is always the most important thing. Under all his tough disciplined exterior, Master Taurus is a man who cares deeply and whose respect for others is never questioned. Perhaps in Whitney he has finally found the person with whom he can show those deeper qualities. A really delightful read.

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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172 Ratings
Avg - 4.48
A Contract Bride's Triple Surprise (MFMM) by Reece Butler (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$7.99
Categories: Historical, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

Like the first novel in this series, this story uses as its historical context the reality of the Brides Trains that became a part of the post Civil War years in America when women back East were having difficulty finding a husband and men in the West were finding women to be very scarce. This story highlights the experience of a woman whose sister has died leaving an infant daughter and who has asked her sister to come West to marry the gentle younger brother to her husband. This Amelia agrees to do but finds she is married to a different brother and it appears that her life is once again out of her control. Counsel from her neighbor who has lived with similar circumstances--multiple husbands--begins to encourage Amelia to move forward with a more positive attitude. This is a beautiful love story about people who really want a relationship full of genuine loving and a respectful, kindly way of interacting with people who share goals for the future. And when a common enemy rears his head, it will take their togetherness and common bonds that are forged in love to defeat the attack on their way of life. Just a splendid read and one that will greatly please fans of American historical romance.

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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152 Ratings
Avg - 4.39

This second half of the novel picks up the story of Madeline's relationship with Dalton & Garrett Ellis. These two playboys continue to struggle with Maddy's refusal to allow their wealth to overwhelm her even though she loves them. They have a hard time accepting her love--like many in Male Order they have been conned and misused by people who see them more for their money than for themselves. They have an enemy who will seek to injure the brothers through Madeline. Only when they almost lose her can they begin to realize her worth to them that is far in excess of any financial resources they possess. I found this story to be very uplifting as it dealt with the issues that come with great wealth and the need for these two young men to understand the way the rest of the world works. They, like all of us, needed to see life through a different set of lenses and in their case, those eyes were provided by Madeline. While they could promise her that she would never lack for anything, she could give them a way of touching the world they had never possessed before. It was quite a trade. A very erotic novel in two parts, but one where the story was the thing and the eroticism was the servant of the tale. Just a really fun and enjoyable read.

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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176 Ratings
Avg - 4.42

This first part of the novel introduces the main characters and begins the saga of the Ellis Brothers and their life-changing meeting with Madeline Spencer, a woman who loves kids and loves to see them learning, who is willing to brave the inner sanctum of some of the richest people on the planet, and who is blown away by their willingness to listen to her plea for funds for her kids. Madeline is one of those interesting people who has given her life to better others and that is, in large part, her charm and her attractiveness to others. But the Ellis Brothers also see a woman with sexy curves, flashing eyes, bright and engaging mind, and a person who makes their world light up in a way no one ever has before her. This first part also narrates their efforts to draw her into a relationship with them both--they have always shared their women--but recognize that what they have begun with her is so different than anything they have yet to experience. They are also on their own learning curve, even though they choose to lavish signs and symbols of their wealth upon her, when they slowly begin to understand that she really likes them for who they are and not for their money. Dalton is slow to give his heart even though Maddy lights his fire more than he could ever dream and Garrett is playful and winsome in his dealings with her. This story is really about a clash in cultures and the struggles to find authentic love between people who come from such opposite worlds. It is another fine effort from Ms Mitchell and Holiday and is a very engaging read.

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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199 Ratings
Avg - 4.43
A Bride for Two Billionaires (MFM) by Lola Newmar (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$6.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

an engaging love story about two young men who have more money than they know what to do with, but who know that with their wealth come fortune hunting women. They have their pick, but it is only when they encounter beautiful Taylor during one of their visits to their home town that they are ensnared in her beauty and delightful personality. They are also fascinated that she really is working to resist them in spite of the expensive and rare gifts with which they seek to woo her. This story is about trust and how is can so easily be violated, how it is so difficult to renew after some experiences, and how it takes more than earth-shaking sex to build a relationship. These two playboys also are forced to face themselves and their lives, whether or not they are going to continue to spend their days frivolously or can they form a lasting and permanent life with Taylor that will give them all an opportunity to experience true love, respect, and emotional security. Ms Newmar knows well how to write hot, erotic romance but the story always prevails over the eroticism. She uses words so well and her style is a joy to read. She has an awesome portfolio of published stories and certainly has proven her skills as a writer and story teller. Any fan of romance fiction will find this a fun and very enjoyable story and a splendid read.

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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289 Ratings
Avg - 4.49
Untamed Desire (MFM) by Lana Dare, Leah Brooke (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$8.99
Categories: Historical, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

This is one of those delightful novels that takes the reader all the way back to the beginning and introduces fans of Brooke/Dare to the characters that started this unique community with its unique guiding principles intended to protect their women and create a safe place to live amidst the dangers of the Old West. The concept of menage was not that strange in a land where women were scarce, but to this young woman it was a difficult change in the way she expected her married life to play out. It is a story that highlights the difficulties for those early pioneers and ranchers, but it also highlights the struggles many of those hardened men endured in coming to terms with the necessities of living tough while acknowledging the soft and tender feelings they had for their women. Many men never found a way to resolve that dilemma but that struggle is at the core of this story and makes for fascinating reading. I can't recommend this novel strongly enough.

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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237 Ratings
Avg - 4.43
Amanda's Texas Rangers (MFM) by Leah Brooke, Lana Dare (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$6.99
Categories: Historical, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

A woman who has never really known love, respect, or caring and is desperate to save her mother and sister from the damaging anger of her father encounters two rough and hardened Texas Rangers who are ready to lump her in with the gang of thieves and murderers they have arrested. However, after telling her story they agree to travel with her and in the process become enthralled in her beauty and quiet courage and find they want to marry her. In spite of their best-laid plans to retire from the Rangers and buy their own ranch, circumstances conspire against them and even though Amanda is a married woman and entitled to the respect due the wife of Texas Rangers, she is subjected to the rage of vengeful people, kidnapped, and held as a hostage. However, Amanda is able to use these circumstances not only to aid her Ranger husbands but to demonstrate that she is truly a Western woman with skills and abilities that can make her husbands proud of her. This is a very energetic story and one that will be enjoyed by fans of historical novels set in the Old West. It is full of hot loving but the eroticism is never allowed to take over the story. It is the love of her Rangers which allows Amanda to become a woman who is secure in her own skin and proud to be who she is. She is a far cry from the beaten down and desperate woman they found on the trail. It is a wonderful love story and a delightful read!

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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545 Ratings
Avg - 4.62
Dark Desire (MF) by Leah Brooke (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$7.99
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

This entire series of novels has been a great reading experience for me and one filled with novels to which I have returned several times. All the characters are delightful and the strong bonds which define this community are evident in the way these people hold one another in their affections, full of respect for their individuality and for the contributions they make for the common good. In this latest book, the sheriff is featured, a man with dark and deep needs he is certain no woman can truly tolerate and so he has sealed his real feelings behind defensive walls. Now Hope Sanderson has returned and become the co-owner of a woman's club. Her heart has been set on Ace for years but she is hoping that now that she is grown, a college graduate, a business owner, and able to care for herself, that this dark and withdrawn man will allow his evident attraction to her become the foundation for a relationship. Yet even as he resists her persistent overtures, Ace realizes that his heart is caving in to his desire for her and she is meeting his every challenge with fortitude and continuing love. It is really about a man who wants so much to love but is really afraid that giving in to that need will diminish him. Hope is the only one who can change his mind and his life. It is a spectacular love story and carries on the tradition of find romance fiction for which Leah Brooke is well known. It is also another fine addition to this series and those who have followed it from the first will not only enjoy reading Ace & Hope's story but the continuing saga of this community and people already introduced in the other novels in this series. It is a wonderfully entertaining read and is sure to please all serious romance fans.

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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264 Ratings
Avg - 4.44
Divine Grace (MFMM) by Heather Rainier (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. )
$9.99
Categories: Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre, Western/Cowboys

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

One of my favorite novels of all time and one I have already re-read. It was the first Heather Rainier book I read and I was riveted to the characters, their kindness and respect for one another, the Jack, Ethan, & Adam's deep love and regard for Grace, and how their continuing expressions of love healed her damage emotionally and psychologically from an abusive long-time relationship, one from which these three men saved her. It is a romance that is full of kindness and grace-filled moments (no pun intended) and one where adversarial content can find no home. It is the kind of love all of us wish for in any relational configuration, and one that renews Grace so that she becomes the woman who delights everyone with whom she comes in contact. This novel is a major writing effort and one that does Ms Rainier proud. Lovers of erotic romance will find their hearts warmed and their libidos massaged. It is well worth the time and effort to read and will always be a novel I will return to repeatedly.

Reviewed by: Dr. J (Date: 06/27/2011)
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