Week in Review
Welcome one and all to the week in review!
Week in Review is when we take a look at the past week and everything that’s been going on at Paperbackdolls.com – plus we share what you can expect from the week to come…
Last Week on Paperback Dolls…
On Monday Teresa shared a review of Notorious 19 by Janet Evanovich
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don’t do what Tiki tells you to do.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money—or maybe just desperate—Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again—a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory. . . . READ REVIEW
Then on Tuesday and Wednesday Chrissy was here and it’s time for her Over 18′s Only reviews
On Tuesday she reviewed The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica by Alison Tyler
In The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica Alison Tyler brings together 24 playful, pansexual stories to jingle your sleigh bells and curl your mistletoe. On, Cupid! On, Prancer! On, Vixen!
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa has a treat just for you. Replete with visions of sugar plums, big juicy candy canes, and stockings eager to be filled, The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica is a campy, blazing-hot feast of holiday erotica that will have you wishing the season of giving lasted all year long. Lynne Jamneck’s �What I Really Want for Christmas” is a tale of friendship igniting to passion with the help of an interfering family, good whiskey, and a Santa suit. In Saskia Walker’s �Rapt,” two strangers share a cab into London on Christmas Eve and explore each other’s holiday packages. And in Tom Piccirilli’s Spider Monkey Loves Rudolph,” a scorned screenwriter gets her revenge on an agent at a Beverly Hills Christmas party. READ REVIEW
And on Wednesday she shared a review of Alison Tyler’s Naughty or Nice anthology
A blazing-hot feast of holiday erotica sure to jingle sleigh bells and curl mistletoe.
Replete with visions of sugar plums, big juicy candy canes, and stockings eager to be filled, Naughty or Nice? is an irresistible collection of holiday erotica to make anyone wish the season of giving lasted all year long. The narrator of Shanna Germain’s Good Little Girl,” might pretend to be nice, but when she goes before her lover dressed as Santa, the naughty truth comes out. In Carol’s Christmas,” Lisette Ashton retells Dickens’ famous story, and though Carol doesn’t learn the ghosts’ lesson, she still gets just what she wants for Christmas. READ REVIEW
On Thursday Teresa was back – this time to share another step in her journey to becoming an author!
Next Week on Paperback Dolls…
On Monday Believer reviews Bloodweight Underdogs of the Arena Series by Eva LeNoir
As a young independent vampire, Ellen Banks takes the ring, and all eyes are on her. The lithe rebel has worked hard to get to this one moment in her less-than-stellar life. No one will stand in her way of that championship belt, especially not the powerful and impossibly salacious Nash Stanford. If only her traitorous body’s reaction would shut the hell up.
Nash Stanford, Vampire Sire of the East Coast, has been biding his time. He is a shrewd businessman and knows a good investment when he sees one. But when he looks at the incredibly sexy Ellen Banks, there is more than just money on his mind. Will she agree to work for him? More importantly, will she finally give into the hunger building between them?
On Tuesday Mona is here with an ARC review of The Downfall of a Good Girl by Kimberly Lang
Southern debutante Vivienne LaBlanc can’t believe bad-boy rock star Connor Mansfield is back in town for the New Orleans annual Saints and Sinners pageant. He has a reputation as wicked as his devilish smile, and Vivi has no intention of becoming one of his latest groupies! He once crushed her high school heart, so playing the saint to Connor’s sinner should be easy. But how can Vivi get those less-than-angelic thoughts out of her head-especially when Connor’s so good at tempting her to be bad?
Then on Wednesday Chrissy is here with an Over 18′s Only review, this time: Bedding Down, A collection of Winter Erotica
Ignore the weather report–there’s a heat wave coming!
Author, editor, blogger, and former sex columnist for the Village Voice, Rachel Kramer Bussel presents seven titillating tales guaranteed to steam up your bedroom windows in the midst of Mother Nature’s seasonal chill. A lusty collection of scintillating erotic dreams from some of the best writers in the field, here is a sexy and sure cure for the winter blues!
On Thursday Mona is back with an ARC review of The One That Got Away by Kelly Hunter
Good job? Tick. Newly purchased apartment? Tick. Evie’s life is on a pretty even keel at the moment. The only thing missing? A man with an edge to keep things interesting. Enter Logan Black. Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan has edge written all over him. He’s also the man who tipped Evie over the edge a few years back – she gave him everything, but he didn’t know when to stop taking. Leaving Logan was the hardest thing Evie’s ever done. Until now. Because Logan’s back, the chemistry is as blistering as ever, and this time he’s not going anywhere…
Then Friday Noa is here with an ARC review of One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah Maclean
The second in the incredible new Rules of Scoundrels series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean.
Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant fourth daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, Pippa wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she’s never seen before marriage. And she knows just who to ask: the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel, London’s most notorious and coveted gaming hell, known only as Cross.
Like any good scientist, Pippa’s done her research and Cross’s reputation makes him perfect for her scheme. She wants science without emotion—the experience of ruination without the repercussions of ruination. And who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? But when this odd, unexpected female propositions Cross, it’s more than tempting . . . and it will take everything he has to resist following his instincts—and giving the lady precisely what she wants.
Finally, on Saturday – On My Wishlist is back!
On My Wishlist a fun weekly event hosted by Cosy Up Book Reviews
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