Author: Lora Leigh
Publication: St. Martin's Griffin (August 24, 2010)
Description: Reno’s Chance- never before released as a standalone novella! Previously published in the anthology Honk If You Love Real Men.
Ever since she was a little girl, Raven McIntire has secretly pined and longed for her best friend's sexy older brother, Reno, a Navy SEAL who has just returned home from duty. What she doesn't realize is that his only true mission is to get into her heart and get her into his bed.
My Thoughts: This was a fun, erotic romance. Reno has had enough waiting. Now that Raven is an adult he feels free to convince her that she is the only one for him. Raven has loved Reno for years but is afraid to commit to him because he has a dangerous job as a Navy SEAL. Her father was a SEAL and he and her mother fought all the time about the career. The main thing that Reno has to do is convince her that she is not her mother. Very heated!
Wolf Tracks: Granite Lake Wolves, Book 4
Author: Vivian Arend
Publcation: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (October 26, 2010)
Description: Score one for the underdog…er…wolf.
Granite Lake Wolves, Book 4
TJ Lynus is a legend in Granite Lake, both for his easygoing demeanor—and his clumsiness. His carefree acceptance of his lot vanishes, though, when his position as best man brings him face to face with someone he didn’t expect. His mate. His very human mate. Suddenly, one thing is crystal clear: if he intends to claim her, his usual laid-back attitude isn’t going to cut it.
After fulfilling her maid-of-honor duties, Pam Quinn has just enough time for a Yukon wilderness trip before returning south. The instant attraction between her and TJ tempts her to indulge in some Northern Delight, but when he drops the F-bomb—“forever”—she has second thoughts. In her world, true love is a fairytale that seldom, if ever, comes true.
Okay, so maybe staging a kidnapping wasn’t TJ’s best idea, but at least Pam has the good humor to agree to his deal. He’ll give her all the northern exposure she can stand—and she won’t break his kneecaps.
Now to convince her that fairytales can remake her world—and that forever is worth fighting for.
By popular demand: Clumsy sidekick wolf grows up, sarcasm reigns, and the wilderness gets wilder. Includes hot nookie in places you expect—like a remote cabin—and places you don’t.
My Thoughts: This was a great return to the world of the Granite Lake wolves. I liked TJ having a chance to come into his own and find his own mate. Too bad his mate is full human, older than he is, and only interested in a fling. It takes a kidnapping and time alone for her to realize that TJ is the man... err... wolf, for her. This was a romantic story set in the lovely, Canadian? wilderness. I liked the humor and the strong emotions shown. It is just TJ's luck that Pam is a canine patrol officer for the RCMP.
Both of these works were novella length. Both were enjoyable romances with sympathetic and believable characters.
Favorite Quote (from Reno's Chance):
What good did it do a man to fight the endless wars, to survive the wounds and the loss of friends when there was no warmth left in his life? Only fantasies. And it was time to make the fantasies come to life