Fun Romantic Comedy With Heart

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-11-11-42-pmThis author, Lucy Score, writes romance with a depth that I didn’t see coming.

The story begins simply but with an interesting bread crumb and more of them follow as the story progresses.

The main character, Summer Lentz, is written smartly and oh, so very human, that one can’t help but continue to ask why… as the complications of her life and that of Carter Pierce’s criss-cross with well written humor.

What I enjoyed was the pace at which the romance builds. The path to this romance feels fun and original. Once the romance forms, what I didn’t expect was the stone that hit hard in what initially presents itself as a fun, fanciful romance but delivers a hard hitting and poignant punch of seriousness, the reader gets hit with.

I like stories like this. Stories where the other shoe falls and you feel the punch in your gut. I liked not being able to see how the author was going to bring Summer and Carter together in the end. It was unexpected, yet made absolute sense because of the groundwork laid in presenting who these character’s are. In the end, one will inevitably be who they are intended to be.

No More Secrets: A Small Town Love Story (The Pierce Brothers Book 1) gets 4 stars out of 5. I was intrigued to read books 2 and 3 in this series. Look for my upcoming reviews on them, as well.

 

 

Richard Castle’s “Storm Front” Is The Best Ride Of Bond-Like Fun and Hilarious Romance

richard-castle-storm-front-screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-7-58-02-pmI noticed Storm Front on display at my local library and I was intrigued to listen to it on audio CD because I was enduring long commutes.

I didn’t expect to enjoy the ride I got from this story as much as I did.

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality caliber of the writing. I was a fan of the TV series, Castle, especially the first season. The character’s edge of Beckett noticeably changed thought by season two and if truth be told I was a little disappointed in the softening edge that she became after season one. Still I picked the show back up a couple of seasons later and began to enjoy the cat and mouse romance written around the central murder drama. In particularly, I was attracted to the writing of Terence Paul Winter.

His Castle story ideas were fresh, always with an original angle and always came with a funny, edgy repertoire of plot. This is what comes through in Storm Front. Who’s writing this story…? I don’t know. I do suspect a name or two, as hinted in the story’s acknowledgement and guest appearances of bestselling authors on Castle. Nevertheless, the story doesn’t disappoint. It begins with high profile murder, on a global scale. I hadn’t read the previous Derrick Storm novels, and so I entered this tale’s story without a familiar history except for what was referenced in Castle’s story in the television series.

Derrick Storm is resurrected thanks to the underpinnings of the CIA in this story. Storm is delightfully funny in a James Bond type of fashion and appeal. He follows the murders centered on high finance and international trade. The villain is apparently an old nemesis who has somehow survived a previous death event orchestrated by the story’s strong hero, Storm. Not only do we travel around the world in this tale, but we also meet so many characters in between that are newly entertaining and so much fun to engage with in the story.

These novels have found another fan; I will be seeking out the former stories and the continuing tales of Derrick Storm. It’s such a great distraction and oh so much fun to just read about and enjoy! What better way to escape the real life complications of one’s present day drama than to delve inside this dark and delightful tale of murder and espionage? This story gets all 5 stars. The writing is truly fun and engaging. It’s been a great commute escape that I’ve had enduring the infamous sig-alerts of Los Angeles traffic. I’m very much looking forward to the next Derrick Storm novel!

Romance Releases

Riley Rose is now collaborating with Jessica Hart and J.H. York on some recent romance books written for Heart2Heart Bookreads (Publisher) and Uber Bookstore (Online). All have recently hit the Top 100 on Amazon. The titles below are in reverse chronological, release date order. Please take a look at them on Amazon, and pick up your copy NOW!

chamberlain-affair-front-cover-screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-6-02-54-pmCHAMBERLAIN AFFAIR

Dirty hidden secrets of love…

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Evan is a bad boy. In fact, he’s always been. But he’s the kind of bad that you always root for because he’s learned a thing or two in all the right ways. He sets his sights on the one woman he shouldn’t have, who stirs a desirous, possessiveness in him that makes his insides churn and twist.

Evan’s not just bad; he’s also very, very rich. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth yet he learns well from dear ole dad and he makes a fortune, in his own right.

Lindsey’s very young, blonde, fabulously beautiful, and married to the bad boy’s stepfather. She is his freaking stepmother! Lindsey knows that everyone thinks she’s a gold digger. Even the dazzlingly, beautiful Evan, whom she can’t stop thinking about. He hides it well but when he looks at her, but he also has distrust and suspicion in his eyes.
The bad boy may not trust her but he doesn’t want to bury her like his stepbrother and stepsister does…six feet deep and under, in fact…

Lindsey also has a secret she doesn’t ever want anyone to discover. Right now she is completely unavailable until she’s not… So what’s a bad boy to do but come to the rescue…?

The content is recommended for 18+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

 

finding-you-beneath-front-cover-only-screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-11-32-43-pmFINDING YOU BENEATH

Recovering her memories… Will release his driven desires.

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He had the perfect life. Then…KA-BOOM…everything was gone in one shocking moment that left him broken inside.

He’s the proven psychiatrist who helps the oh so many who need to loose a bad habit, get ride of an irrational fear, or explore their hidden past…

She is his new female client that is stunningly beautiful, darkly mysterious and factually a troubled young woman who has lost her memory. As their sessions begin her deep dark desires are exposed and he finds out that she is not what she appears to be.

When he uncovers her past he loses all sense of professional decorum. He realizes he needs to abandon their scheduled weekly encounters—but he just can’t help himself…

What scares him most is what he is finding out about myself….

She somehow knows that he is unlike any man she’s ever known. He is movie star handsome, with a ripped body and has that hot’n sexy, American Aristocratic accent. She can see what others can’t, there’s pain in his eyes and he won’t say why.

To recover her hidden memories she grants him the permission to explore into the darkest places inside her mind, now flashbacks have begun. The big issue is that she doesn’t recognize the people in her new dreams.

She simply can’t say a thing because she fears he will cease his work with her and she just can’t let him walk away. She craves his smoldering gaze and desires his touch.

He doesn’t know that the deeper he goes the more entangled they become….

The content is recommended for 18+ due to mature themes and sexual content.

 

rebeccas-decision-front-cover-only-102016REBECCA’S DECISION – REBECCA SERIES, PART THREE

All is fair in love and war…

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Twenty three year old Rebecca felt left behind after she was dumped for her inexperience in reaching orgasm. In part I, Rebecca’s Awakening of the Rebecca series, she got breakup recovery advice from a group of girlfriends during a one-week get away. She met Jefferson, bestselling romance novelist at the same getaway, now her two girlfriends coach her on how to improve her sex life.

All of her fantasies seem to be simmering in all the right places until her best-laid plans get a blast of cold water in part II of the Rebecca series, Rebecca’s Education. Rebecca gets one large dose of education in the most challenging way. She didn’t see her way clear before falling down the rabbit hole as her own best laid plans ricochet and catch her off guard leaving her unprepared to deal with her own reality check.

Now in part III, Rebecca’s Decision, her very own desires come into question. Is she chasing the dreams she really wanted to come true or some form of what might be expected of her at this stage of her life. Rebecca has some final decisions to come to terms with. Will she make the right choice given the conditions of her considerations…? She’s got just a few short days to find and make the best decision she can…

 

rebeccas-education-front-cover-screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-11-42-13-pmREBECCA’S EDUCATION – REBECCA SERIES, PART TWO

All is fair in love and war…

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Twenty three year old Rebecca felt left behind after she was dumped for her inexperience in reaching orgasm. In part I, Rebecca’s Awakening of the Rebecca Series, she got breakup recovery advice from a group of girlfriends during a one-week get away. She met Jefferson, bestselling romance novelist at the same getaway, now her two girlfriends coach her on how to improve her sex life.

Jefferson is a childhood friend who grew up in all the ways Rebecca finds absolutely appealing. After following the encouraging advice of her friends, she secretly follows the heartfelt desires of her burning love life.

Jefferson is the hot, hot, hotness she has been seeking in every possible way, but she’s told no one including her new best girlfriends coaching her and encouraging her in everyway.

All of her fantasies seem to be simmering in all the right places until her best-laid plans get a blast of cold water. Rebecca’s about to get one large dose of education in the most challenging way, will she survive a shake-up she couldn’t possibly see coming…?

 

rebeccas-awakening-book-cover-screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-12-24-amREBECCA’S AWAKENING – REBECCA SERIES, PART ONE

All is fair in love and war…

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Twenty three year old Rebecca, feels left behind after she’s dumped for her inexperience in reaching orgasm. She gets advice from a group of friends during a one-week get away.

Rebecca begins by looking for some tender romance but her search quickly turns into some hot Lessons of love. She runs into a childhood friend, he’s older, movie-star handsome and successful, and finds her young and enticing. She expands her limiting lack luster horizons and follows her newly aroused sexual fantasies to overcome her inhibitions and solve her shortcomings in the field of love.

Jefferson is the flame that draws in the moth instincts of Rebecca. Wanting to burn them up, she embraces his invitation to get to know him in the most hot and delicious ways.

She allows his control and dominance to take her to high peaks of arousal. The clock begins to tick away during her fantasy vacation. Will her affair with Jefferson end well, or will she just end up heartbroken all over again?

 

Wounded Heart book cover

WOUNDED HEART

Once unmasked, can beauty love the beast…?

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Kayla Mistry’s new home is now a remote castle. And the man, Mr. Wadleigh, who owns her, she has never seen him.

His face is hidden beneath a mask. She only knows fear of him at first, but his voice and his touch brings a secret desire to her surface. She is escorted to him each night to be ravished but he leaves her while she sleeps.

There are dark secrets that she intends to uncover. He will do everything in his power to prevent her discovery of his truth.

Will the beast survive the consequences of her desire?

Note: This romance story is of more intensity and it explores a darker topic that may be unsettling for some readers, however it does conclude with a happily ever after in the end…

The content is recommended for 18+ due to mature themes and sexual content.