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5* Review The Keepers: Archer Rae Rivers

The Keepers: ArcherThe Keepers: Archer is an exciting book combining modern paranormal themes with excellent storytelling and the added complication of forbidden love. The expert weaving of action and dialogue never gives the reader time to relax.

The first book in a trilogy it successfully builds the paranormal world where the action, romance and stories take place. A page turner, which could easily be read in one go but to fully understand the paranormal world of ‘The Keepers and Witches’ I recommend a slower perusal.

Some ideas were alluded to but not fully explained in this first book. Whilst this is momentarily frustrating for the reader it is essential in a series whose overriding story isn’t concluded until the last line of the last book.

Sienna is a contemporary woman, the modern face of an ancient legacy of witches. She is a dichotomy; the powerful witch with a vulnerable heart. It is this susceptibility which threatens her well-being and the safety of those she cares for. She is an easy character to like as she strives to accept her fate.

Archer is the protector every woman dreams of; sexy, witty and fiercely loyal. His brothers and fellow Keepers Declan and Ethan are equally gorgeous and I can’t wait to see more of them in the next two books.

The sexual tension between Sienna and Archer is well written and the love scenes are sensual.

The antagonist is an important component of the story. Warrick the evil Warlock lives up to this potential and I defy you not to hate him by the end of the story.
The ending is action packed and notable as is the lead onto the next adventure.

If you like modern paranormal romance this is definitely for you.
The prequel The Keepers: Sienna is out 26 September 2013. I can’t wait to read and find out more about Sienna and her Keepers.

The Keepers: Archer

The Keepers: Archer by Rae Rivers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rae Rivers

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5* Review of ‘On The Scent’ Angela Campbell

On the Scent

If you love books where the animals are the stars then this romantic suspense novel is for you.

It has a very sexy hero in Zach and a feisty, gutsy heroine in Hannah but Abbott and Costello make this a 5 star read for me.

Abbott is a cat with an ‘A’ list superiority complex but a heart of gold and Costello is a lovable if slightly dim dog. These two remind me of the Siamese cat detectives Koko and Yum Yum in the Lilian Jackson BraunThe Cat who…’ series, which I also love.

The plot is interesting and many layered with lots of twists which kept me turning the pages. Coupled with the paranormal element, which allows Abbott and Costello to become fully fledged characters it is an enjoyable read full of comedy, suspense and romance.

The romance between Hannah and Zach is fraught with obstacles, most stem from their inner demons. The sexual tension dominates the story and culminates in a sensual love scene which further increases the pressure on their new romance. At the end of the story you feel they’ve earned their ‘Happy Ever After’.

Supported by an array of fascinating secondary characters I can’t wait to see what happens in book two of this trilogy.

‘I received an ARC from Harper Collins UK HarperImpulse via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review’.

On the Scent by Angela Campbell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

On the Scent

Angela Campbell

Jane Hunt Writer First Steps

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5* Review What’s a Girl to Do? Aimée Duffy

What's a Girl to Do? (Indecent Proposals #1)

After reading and loving ‘Sinfully Summer’ I couldn’t wait to see what Ms Duffy could do with an erotic romance and I wasn’t disappointed.

What’s a Girl to Do? is a scalding hot read. What makes it memorable is the romance.

Unwanted by her supermodel mother Shey’s attitude to men, sex and relationships is tainted. The need to control every variable means Shey’s romantic encounters lack spontaneity.

Player Calvin hides a fragile heart. Devastated by his ex-wife. He vows he will never lose his heart, reputation or wealth to a woman again.

The scene is set the control freak meets the ice man.

Their first encounter will make you shiver and remember. The humour and sexual tension are beautifully written.

Despite her tangible fear Shey loses control in the most intimate way possible. Shey agrees to a relationship but only with rules. Calvin forgoes his dating embargo. He can’t risk losing her. He wants her subservient but soon finds the tables turned on him. Love the taxi ride.

Their romance is driven by emotion not lust shown by the sacrifices they both make.

As a novella this story is a teaser but reaches a satisfying conclusion. Perfect for a little late night reading or on the way to work. Just remember sighing on public transport may draw some funny looks. 🙂

I received an ARC from Harper Collins UK, HarperImpulse via NetGalley for an honest review.

What’s a Girl to Do? by Aimée Duffy

What's a Girl to Do? (Indecent Proposals #1)

Aimée Duffy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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