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Caliente by Melissa Hale
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Callie Miller just wants to have a normal life. She wants to put down roots and grow her sauce business into something her mother will finally approve of and she is well on her way to achieving her goals until Trey Cain barges into her kitchen and her life.
Trey ends up in Callie's kitchen purely by accident… the first time. Every time after that is entirely on purpose. He is determined to take advantage of every opportunity to get closer to the fiery brunette. So when she has an opportunity to film a documentary about her hot sauce, he is only too happy to offer the custom gourmet kitchen he built himself.
Trey and his big family is everything Callie has always wanted, if only she had the guts to grab on.
Caliente by Melissa Hale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Looking for a feel good, romance story? Caliente by Melissa Hale is the perfect book about two normal, realistic people falling in love. Is it a quick love? Yes, but that is ok. After all, we read fiction for the fantasy of true love.
This book is filled with laughter and some intimate moments. While Callie is full of doubt about love and marriage, Trey shows her not all couples end in divorce - much like her mother's five marriages. Callie learns how to trust and let others into her life. She overcomes the need to please everyone but herself. Trey teaches her the importance of making herself happy, which in turn allows her to fall in love with him.
This is a great contemporary romance story. I did enjoy Trey Cain's family and the large family dynamic, especially since Callie is an only child.
However, I do wish the ending wasn't so rushed. Maybe that is personal, since I hate to see couples go. I always want to know more about their lives!
Overall, Melissa Hale did a great job with what I hope is the first in a series about the Cain brothers.
*I was given an ARC by the author for a true and honest review*
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Meet the Author:
Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four children. Her real life is crazy but she always manages to find time for her imaginary worlds. Her escapes into fiction are frequent and varied.
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Dom Wars The Final Round by Lucian Bane & Aden Lowe
Release Date August 13, 2014
BDSM Erotic RomanceSynopsis: *RECOMMENDED FOR AGES EIGHTEEN AND UP DUE TO EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, AND STRONG LANGUAGE When Gladiator Inc, an adult toy company expands their market to familiarize the ‘vanilla’ world with the elements of BDSM, the result is a pay-per-view reality show with video feeds streamed live to subscribers. The show, Dom Wars, is a competition to determine the Top Dom that will become the spokesperson for the company. The contestants all wear cameras to film every moment and angle of the competition, while they complete various challenges to determine who has ultimately Dominated various elements of themselves. The hero and heroine of the series, Lucian Bane and Tara Reese, have barely made it into the Sixth and Final Round of Dom Wars. This week-long Survival Round will determine the Top Dom, once and for all. The contestants are taken to an uninhabited island, where they will have to cross formidable jungle terrain. First Dom to reach the boat anchored on the other side of the island wins the million dollars and the title. Seems simple. Except Lucian’s old adversary, the Sadist Jase Duff from Round One, has been tasked with making sure none of the five teams make it to the boat. If he is successful, he wins the prize, only it's not money that Jase Duff cares about, its revenge on Lucian and Tara. And his sadistic need to inflict pain makes it game on.
About the Authors:
Lucian Bane:My name is Lucian Bane, and I'm an Ineffable Dom. That just means, do yourself a favor and please don't try to fit me into categories. Complicated Dom, Intricate Dom, or Confounding Dom work too. I don't want a woman I can break, or overpower, or exercise my dominance over. I want a woman I can come undone with. I want a woman I can lose myself in. I think there are many men like myself, and I hope my writing will be a map for them. (And women, to let them know Doms like this exist.) I want to challenge men to go for the complete power exchange with a woman, but don't be a coward and not give the same that they demand or expect. Consider that when you give one hundred percent of yourself to a person, there is no more of you to give away. You now belong to them the way they belong to you. Inner Doms need a master to train them. I once bowed to my Dom's reckless and tireless desires, but when I gained control, he bowed to my will. The transformation made me into what I am today. What many would call an Ineffable Dom. But its equal term in the Vanilla world, in my opinion, is a real man.
Aden Lowe:As an English major in college, I took a summer job as a proofreader for a small town newspaper, and got hooked on editing. I also worked my way through college training horses. After graduation, I landed a job for a small independent editing firm, and stayed there for 15 yrs. An old friend, Lucian, approached me to edit his special fiction project, and I got hooked. After an insane few months editing his Dom Wars series for him, Lucian convinced me I should try my hand at writing as well. I’m his co-author for Round Six, the final Dom Wars installment, and we will co-write the White Knight Academy series as well. And in Sept 2014, I’ll release my debut solo work, an Erotic Western with BDSM elements, “Big Game: A Hunted Love Novella”. In addition, I have a military series in the planning stages.
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