Archive for the ‘Contemporary’ Category

Knee DeepKnee Deep by Jolene Perry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ever since she lay eyes on him, Shawn has been the one Ronnie Bird has pledged her love to for the rest of her life. He was charming and considerate and wooed her with just the right words. She promised him forever, told him she’d love him no matter what. Yet everything changed the day his parents decided they’d pack up and leave town.

Devastated, yet optimistic about not having Shawn near, Ronnie is still content to remain in contact with him. She yearns for the day when she can see him again and holds the memory of him deep within her heart. Immersing herself in her studies and giving most of her time to her two best friends, Mindy and Luke, she’s grateful for the bounties she has within her life each and every day. Read on »

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 My Merlin Awakening (My Merlin, #2)My Merlin Awakening by Priya Ardis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From the moment she pulled Excalibur free of the stone, Ryan DuLac’s life went from being practically unknown to being plunged into the limelight, so to speak. It didn’t help that Matt had revealed himself to be Merlin before the entire world thereafter. Oh no, that’s quite a little thing compared to the enormous weight that now sits upon her shoulders. Her priorities have taken a different turn and she’s supposed to fulfill the obligations that surround the life of a sword-bearer now that she can wield Excalibur. That, unfortunately, is the least of her worries.

Determined to shun the responsibility of being the sword-bearer, Ryan claims that she needs more to time to come to grasp with her new status. She wants nothing to do with Camelot or the sword itself. In her mind, she did her duty and Matt can take care of the rest. Yet when a second tremor rocks the entire world, she realizes she can’t quite run from her past or the rocky onset of the future. Read on »

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My Boyfriend Merlin (My Merlin, #1)My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Arriane DuLac, or Ryan, as she prefers to be called has had to put up with a lot of pain and heartache. Her mother was taken from her unexpectedly as she’d tried to protect her from outside forces. Forces that are hell-bent on ending her own life, once and for all. Ryan, on the other hand, refuses to go down without a fight. Deep inside, she yearns to avenge her mother’s death and hopes to get that very chance some day soon.

When a giant stone with King Arthur’s stone, Excalibur, falls smack dab in the middle of Trafalgar Square, Ryan and the entire world are thrown for a loop. Her ex-boyfriend, Matt Emrys seems to know something about the spectacle itself, yet he refuses to say exactly what it is he knows. Ryan does her best to get Matt to divulge his secrets, but her feminine wiles can only go so far. Not that Matt’s falling for them, mind you. He has a much larger agenda on his hands and he’s not quite paying attention to the situation at hand. Or so Ryan thinks. Read on »

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Night SkyNight Sky by Jolene B. Perry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jameson has been in love with Sarah ever since he can remember. Everything she needs help with, he’s always there to lend a hand. While friendship is something they share between, deep inside he’s hoped that some day soon he could make her girlfriend. Yet Fate has other ideas. Never once did he expect to lose her to another, most especially Eric.

Despite the disappointment, he’s determined to make the most of the situation. While making his way home one night, he meets the gorgeous, and elusive. Sky. She’s older, wiser, and she stirs his senses in a way that Sarah never has. Part of him wants to know the secrets she holds inside, to know what makes her who she is. Divulging little tidbits of wisdom every time they meet, Jameson finds himself drawn to Sky with every moment that passes. Everything about her intrigues him. Read on »

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The Mark of KaneThe Mark of Kane by L.W. Herndon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thaddeus Kane has lived his life serving others. Abandoned at a young age, he had no choice but to succumb to Shalim, the leader of the demon clan that found him one day. Granted, his existence has never been a happy one, but he’s made sure to show those around him that he’s quite capable of living up to the clan’s standards. He harbors a strong will to live and will do anything to make sure he doesn’t check out early.

Tasked with searching for every single sorcerer and putting a stop to their sordid plans, Thaddeus is good at what he does. With the help of his trusty sidekick, Chaz, he’s never deterred from the missions he’s undertaken. Until now, that is. An unexpected source has alerted him to the sorcerer’s activities and Thaddeus is hell-bent on discovering what their current purpose is. Read on »

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