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review 2018-03-06 17:34
Indecent Suggestion (Harlequin Blaze, #189) - Elizabeth Bevarly



First one of these friends-to-lovers books that I haven't spent half of it muttering invectives at one of the MCs.


H loves the h. He knows it, he's known it for some time. But she's shown reluctance to move past friendship and he doesn't want to lose her completely.


h is having difficulties of late - she keeps remembering a party a few years back where they'd come close to ah...doing it. She doesn't want to mess the friendship up though, because for several weeks after the incident (which she'd come to her senses and stopped before tab A got anywhere near slot B), he'd been cranky and had avoided her. She's a bit slow on the uptake. She's attracted, but in her mind, feels like she came on to him and that anything more will screw things up.


They have a little smoking issue. He loses a bet so they attend a hypnotherapist who gets them mixed up with a newlywed couple who're having...difficulties. The unsafe word is "underwear" - a bad thing since they're working on an advertising project for a company that makes sexy...underwear. This causes some hilarity initially as the poor h is affected by this (the H apparently wasn't open for that particular suggestion) and well, she seems to have little inhibition when the word is uttered. Eventually though, he is clued in - by the hypnotherapist who asks him how everything is going, which is when they figure out the mixup.


Much soul searching and a visit to said hypnotherapist later, she's figured things out for herself and corners in his lair where he's hiding, feeling sorry for himself. A bit of hanky-panky and a ring later, HEA.


Highlights - likable couple. Did I mention smokin'? I meant the steamy version; not the one they originally sought the hypnotherapist for.


Low-lights - was he really willing to play third wheel if it meant being able to be around her? The narrative was like, you know, being in someone's, I dunno, head. (yes; there were places it was written like that). Ok, thinking about that, we are theoretically supposed to be in someone's head but it shouldn't be so choppy there. Speech I can see.

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review 2017-10-29 19:54
Blaze: The 7th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series (The Chloe Daniels Mysteries) - Deidra D. S. Green,Lashawone Powell

Title:  Blaze

Author:  Deidra D. S. Green

Publisher: Rathsi Publishing Presents

Series: The 7th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series (The Chloe Daniels Mysteries)

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean


Rating:  Five



"Blaze" by Deidra D. S. Green


My Thoughts.....


Another good mystery, thriller and suspenseful series.  All I have to say is to fully understand what all is or has gone on up to this seventh series I would suggest that the reader will need to start with this author's first installment of 'The Chloe Daniel Mysteries'.  This 7th series focus was on Jeremiah but there is so much more as this series continues on.  One thing is for sure one will be left wondering will Jeremiah be caught before he succeeds in burning down everything? 


There were even some new as well as old characters in this series of 'Blaze' that will definitely keep you turning the pages to see who gets dealt with next. I really enjoyed  how well this author envelopes these series so very well where they are all tying to the main story and definitely shows how well this author can write such intriguing series!  It will be even more interesting when this whole series comes together and we get to see a ending!  But until then we will just have to continue to read on to the next series to see what will go on next for all of these characters.  The next series is "Snatched" The 8th installment in the Chloe Daniels Mysteries.

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review 2017-10-18 18:29
Kidnapped! (Harlequin Blaze #345)(Forbidden Fantasies) - Jo Leigh

I've spent the last 7 days staring at it balefully. The back cover reads interesting. But then you get to the set-up...and the end.


The h was kidnapped as a teen, along with her cousin. She escaped, her cousin...didn't. She sort of got over that, only to get kidnapped *again* while in college, by a couple of fellow students. So she's become agoraphobic - supposedly. Daddy Warbucks has surrounded his precious darling with ex agents and military types, under the guise of well, household employees. She lives "alone" and is clueless of this.


The H is one of these - her chauffeur. He finds the whole thing stupid - he wouldn't mind the elaborate security if it was a head of state, but some pampered princess? Yes, he does hold her in contempt. He's worked for her for a few months. She is attracted to him, and he's aware of it, also finds it amusing.


Her therapist suggests a kidnapping for hire adventure to help her with her phobia.


He listens in on her telling her friend about it, does research (which he apparently left lying around)


She meets her dad for dinner at a restaurant, which is cleared in advance of their arrival, sees pity in the H's eyes, and decides to go through with it.


H's brother is worthless pondscum that the H has been bailing out since they were kids. He finds the "research" and decides to fill in...or arrange a fill in - I quit at this point - because he owes some bookie a lot of money.


Since I read the last few chapters as well...the h apparently only found out that her staff were all security people after she more or less rescued herself, because her dad was incensed and blamed the H for everything. The H kept to his cover as hapless chauffeur the entire time he was in her presence, and didn't take the opportunity to take care of the bad guys when he had several chances. No - I didn't understand that. She was in her room, he could have taken them out one by one, and solved the whole problem. Granted, he likely wouldn't have killed his brother but still...


The part I didn't read - the middle - I can only guess that...the kidnapping happened, he allowed himself to be captured assuming it was just a game, slept with the h (that he considered useless and pitiable), figured out it wasn't a game, didn't do anything about it until AFTER they'd reached the Caymans and she'd been dragged off the boat (read *that* part), etc.

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review 2017-09-14 00:39
Able-Bodied (Harlequin Blaze #451) - Karen Foley

I had difficulty getting into this one.


The H...eh. He was intense. I get that at least some of it might have been because of his military position. He had his moments that I wanted to you know, knee him one.


The h OTOH... Ok, she comes from a well-off family. She's a reiki healer whatever that is - she has a gift, so this is how she chose to work with it. Why she didn't take up therapeutic massage, I dunno. Seems like being in a respected medical field would have been safer. She ran into trouble in her home "town" of Boston in that she set up shop as a new age healer, her shop was vandalized, and the cop who approached had mob connections. Eventually, she snuck off during the night. She really didn't do much to cover her tracks though - any half-assed internet search could have found her.


I don't know that I would necessarily say TSTL, but pretty danged naive and clueless anyway.


So she moved into the apartment below the H, and set up her shop next door. His pacing (he was on leave due to injuries) woke her up, so she goes to visit him - in a tank and a pair of boxers? She did have the thought briefly that she maybe should have covered up more but nah; all her parts are covered, she's good. He assumed she was offering.

She gives him a treatment the next day, they kiss, and he makes some derogatory remark about her not being exactly stacked. He comes onto her the next day? That evening? Whatever, she's once again wearing sleep clothes.


She suggests sex like...the next day...because of the chemistry ya know. Much making out happens. He gets back from training and bangs her again - with his buddies working in the shop next door. Of course, he's had a background check run on her because something seems off. Funny that if he'd grabbed those newspapers she had packing her stock, he could have connected at least one dot.


The bad guys move in, because she had done such a good job of covering her tracks <sarcasm> that it seemingly took them a few weeks. Of course she's concerned that the H and his buddies might be in trouble (delta force? not likely) going against the crooked cop and his mob buddies. I had to laugh at that one.


I'd probably knee him harder if I didn't suspect he was trying to scare her off. Since she didn't seem to pick up on what he was doing, I just want to smack her with a clue-by-four.

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review 2017-09-11 17:39
One Sentence Review – Hearing Voices by Axel Cruise #AxelCruise
Hearing Voices: An Isaac Blaze Thriller - Axel Cruise

I won a signed copy of Hearing Voices by Axel Cruise.


Love the cover, vigilantes and all the thrills and chills.


See the Book Trailer here.


Hearing Voices: An Isaac Blaze Thriller

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I love Isaac Blaze, a take no prisoner, do the right thing kind of guy, in this action packed, thrills and chills, vigilante tale that takes us worldwide to cleanse the world of those who feel it was created as their very own toybox.


Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars


“The cool character jackpot” – Readers’ Favourite     


“You’re a dead man,” he yelled.
“That’s great. Now answer the question.”
                                            – Isaac Blaze


Isaac Blaze.


A quick wit, zero allegiances, and every major government agency after him. He’s also got two voices in his head. Neither of which is particularly helpful. Or care to be.


But at least he’s never been caught.


Hell, he’s barely even come close.


So when finally a SWAT team does actually manage to take him in – and with such ease at that – they probably should’ve been asking themselves: why?

Too bad they didn’t.


A lot of people got killed.


(Only for fans of Deadpool, Jack Reacher, Derrick Storm, Jason Bourne, Ben Hope, Harry Bosch, Gabe Quin, Lee Child, The Punisher, Elmore Leonard, Wolverine, and Richard Castle.)


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