February 28, 2010

Review: The Séduction of Simone by Chérie De Sues

When her aunt Celeste dies, Simone Devereux is shocked for two reasons. First her family didn't learn about Celeste's death until after her accident and cremation. Second, Simone inherits Celeste's estate which would be perfect for her business as a portrait painter. Since her clients pose with their partners in the nude the estate makes the perfect place to offer privacy and comfort if she can turn it into a bed and breakfast.

But danger threatens not only her safety but that of her guests. It seems that Celeste was really murdered. Since Simone looks surprisingly like her aunt right down to the birthmark on her chest seeing this gets the killer ramped up again. Together with her handsome neighbor Simone and Trent need to gather enough evidence against him before he strikes again.

Oh and did I forget to mention??? There are two hot Irish poltergeists that are trapped in the mirrors of Simone and Trent's estates. Being poltergeists they have the ability to come to Simone in that moment between being awake and falling asleep and prove their reputation as womanizers who love sharing one woman between them.

Three words... hot, hot, hot. Okay, technically that's one word but The Seduction of Simone is a heart pumping erotic read that is not overly graphic as most erotics I have read are. It has a storyline with meat on it's bones and loveable characters. I highly recommend this one for anyone who enjoys a read that can get you hot and bothered. Hopefully you're lucky enough to have someone nearby to take it out on. But in that case they'll be the lucky ones. LOL

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February 21, 2010

Review: Without Hesitation - The Rasner Effect II by Mark Rosendorf

In book one of this series, The Rasner Effect, Jake Scarberry was forced into cleaning up after frat boys as part of his cover in the Witness Protection Program. Now three months later he's back in the program and working in a bar but it's not as bad as it seems. He's met a woman who just may be the one to allow him to leave the past behind him and begin a normal life.

But just when things are looking up for Jake the government comes knocking. The new head of The Duke Organization, Jennifer Duke, has plans of reuniting the group. The only trouble is that those who aren't dead are in prison or in the case of fifteen-year-old Clara Blue, in The Brookhill Children's Psychiatric Residence. Jen's plan starts with infiltrating the residence by posing as a therapist. Once there she manipulates Clara into recruiting the toughest of her fellow schoolmates. For the withdrawn Clara this is harder than it seems. When all doesn't go as planned its up to Jake to save everyone from Jen but can he be convinced to assist in time?

Mark Rosendorf himself admits to being only 83% sane and I believe it! How else can you think up such mind boggling action scenes? As with The Rasner Effect the good guys and bad guys change with each turn of the page which makes for one very intriguing suspense thriller.

I highly recommend both books for suspense and thriller lovers but I don't feel that Without Hesitation is a standalone read. With all the twists and turns you'll definitely need to have read The Rasner Effect to know who's who and remember what's going on. But get started now because there is a huge cliffhanger that I'm absolutely positive means there will be a Rasner Effect III and I can't wait.

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