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Reviewing the Black Hills Wolves: Wolf on A Leash by Virginia Nelson – BHW #15


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Wolf On A Leash
Black Hills Wolves #15
By
Virginia Nelson

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Summer Blurb

Longtime submissive, Patch Williams, never quite finds the release she seeks. When a new Dom comes to town, offering play she’s never tried before, it’s a battle to give into the pleasure he offers while keeping her wolf nature a secret.

Home from overseas service, Kennedy Laurie realizes a few things about himself—he only gets off when a little sadism is involved, and he’s terrified of going too far, getting lost in the play. Patch might be just the submissive he’s been dreaming of.

Patch recognizes the call to mate…but with an out-of-towner? Her body demands for her to submit, to tell him everything, but can her Dom tame the Wolf on a Leash?

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Patch is a submissive wolf who has being slipping through as many loopholes as she can without being in direct defiance of Drew and Ryker. While Ryker hasn’t told her not to go to the BDSM club, he hasn’t said she could either. She goes to the Club when she needs release from all the pressures around her and tonight is the night. Gee has a bad feeling and shows up warning her not to go.

Of course not being ordered by her Alpha means she will indeed go. So in her wolf mask and club clothes off she goes.

Kennedy is part owner of the club with his best friend Ogre. Now discharged from the military after his last deployment, he has no interest in playing. With his PTSD he is afraid he might get too lost in a scene and things would get out of hand. Then he meets Lupine (Patch’s moniker for the club) and feels an attraction he has never felt before. Here is a favorite scene where they meet.

“I’m sorry. I—” He cleared his throat. “Minotaur. You are?” No collar marred the delicate line of her throat, meaning she wasn’t owned.

He wasn’t sure why he cared, since he’d not come to play, but she wasn’t collared and it thrilled him.

Her lips turned up in a smile, almost as if she had a bit of a secret. His body reacted, an almost audible click inside him, and he lusted her at merely that slow Cheshire movement of her bright red lips. “Lupine. When I’m here, I’m Lupine.” The sound of her voice stroked him, despite the distance between them, and he suddenly hoped he’d get to touch the body that went with the voice.

“Wolfish, a reflection of your mask. Nice. Beautiful flower choice.” You’re beautiful. He didn’t say the words, though, shocked at his own turn of thought. He wasn’t the kind of man who felt the need for flattery or romantic notions, preferring his play rough and wild.

“I thought it was apt. So, Minotaur, we’ve never met before, and I’ve been coming here for years….” She left it at that, the question in her statement obvious, if unspoken. Who are you, and why are you in my club? Meaning she told the truth and was comfortable with her position in their society— something he and Ogre intended with the select membership and close nature of the members of their group.

“I’ve been out of town.” He might not have been at the club in years, but he remembered the rules. Nothing personal, nothing to disrupt the play with the uncomfortable realities of the outside world. They chose the location, the membership— all of it, really— with the intent of making a safe, private, and exclusive place where almost anything could happen.
Part of him longed to tell this girl more, though. To curl up beside her and tell her whatever she wished to hear, so long as she kept talking to him. The sheer strangeness of his response left him hesitant, and he took a step back, creating more space between them.

She stood, apparently not noticing his need for distance. As she moved toward him, he stiffened. However, she stopped little more than a foot away. Not crowding him, but still closer than he preferred her to come. “Nice to meet you.” Her small offered hand only proved she was close enough to touch. Close enough to taste. Close enough to smell.

The ripe scent of her— something musky and floral and female all in one sweet breath— stiffened his body further. He desired the little wolf, more than he’d craved another woman in longer than he cared to remember.

Which meant he was dangerous to her. Some of the things he’d imagined in dreams…. He pinched his eyes closed, almost as if he could escape the dark twisting paths of his own mind. Instead of answering, he turned away from her, heading to the door.

Her hand on his arm ground him to a halt, and he breathed through his mouth to resist smelling the mesmerizing blend of her aroma. “Wait, I’m sorry. I was being too forward. I’m sorry….”

She tapered off, running out of words and withdrawing her hand.

“You have a master?” The lack of collar spoke volumes, but he needed to be certain.

“No. I play, sure, but, well, I’m not anyone’s property or anything, if that is what you’re asking. I only take part in scenes, or, well….”
“Would you be interested in negotiating play, little wolf?” Even as he damned himself for making the offer, part of him surged up, ready to take her— right then if he could.

She froze at his words, looking startled. Quickly regaining her composure, however, she nodded. As she licked her full lips, further hardening his already rock-hard cock with the tempting peek of pink, she considered his body before she answered. “I would, yes.
Nelson, Virginia. Wolf on a Leash (Black Hills Wolves Book 15) (Kindle Locations 199-229). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Now when a dominant finds his/her mate they can usually formulate a reasonable plan for making this fact known. But Patch is a submissive both in human form and wolf. This man she believes is her mate, while human is a Dom. So dominant in fact that he fullfills her every dream of a Dom. But how does she stand up to her Alpha and Enforcer in wanting a human and how does she divulge that she is a wolf to the man of her dreams.

A very hot, sexy read. One I couldn’t put down and one that showed how powerful a submissive really is.

5 Contented Purrs for Virginia!

Summer About the Author

Virginia Nelson Virginia Nelson

Virginia Nelson believed them when they said, “Write what you know.” Small town girl writing small town romance, her characters are as full of flaws, misunderstandings, and flat out mistakes as Virginia herself.

When she’s not writing or plotting to take over the world, she likes to hang out with the greatest kids in history, play in the mud, drive far too fast, and scream at inanimate objects.

Virginia likes knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, and heroines who can’t remember to say the right thing even with an author writing their dialogue.

Her books are full of snark, sex, and random acts of ineptitude—not always in that order.

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Release Celebration And Giveaway – HeartBreakers & Heroes Box Set: 12 Stories, 12 Fabulous Authors!


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Love doesn’t always play by the rules in these twelve sexy HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES stories about a brotherhood of men bound together by their troubled youth and the mentor who taught them the rules for becoming men of honor. These all new romances from USA Today bestsellers and your favorite contemporary authors are guaranteed to get your heart pounding.

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About the books in the
HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES Box Set
HIDING WITH THE HEARTBREAKER
by USA Today bestseller
Virginia Nelson

 

Rule: Protect the innocent.
Making people laugh for a living is easy, but when a beautiful stranger needs Aloysius Sutton’s help, he has to find a way to become Jude’s hero.

 

Excerpt:

“When they found you and Mr. Braunberger, you were with the victim,” said the female officer.

“Yes, I ran to his side when I thought he might have been hurt.”

The woman nodded. “I see. Yet you didn’t make a sound or call the police or 911 at that point?”

Shaking her head, Jude twirled her ring. “No, because I wasn’t sure what I saw.”

“I see,” said the woman, jotting something down. Another officer entered the room and whispered something to the male officer.

“Miss Cramer, is it true that you exchanged heated words with Mr. Braunberger earlier today?” he asked.

Spinning the laptop to face her, he played back the security footage of her and Braunberger talking earlier that day. It looked incriminating. But she hadn’t done anything. Surely…

“I’d like to speak to an attorney, please,” she said.
Copyright © 2016 by Virginia Nelson

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HOW TO UNBREAK A HEART
by USA Today bestseller
Jennie Marts

 

Rule: If you love her, don’t let her go.
Solitary cowboy, Trip Turner finally has a chance to correct the mistakes he made when he let the woman he loved walk out of his life twelve years ago. But now that Bre Wilson is back, will he be able to unbreak her heart?

 

Excerpt:
He tried to keep the images of Bre Wilson from flooding his mind, but they were there—hell, they were always there—under the surface, like the ache in a sore tooth. A reminder of the woman he’d never been able to forget.
Copyright © 2016 by Jennie Marts

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SECOND CHANCE HERO
by
Michelle Major

 

Rule: A real man doesn’t build himself up by tearing someone else down.
Travis Jackson might not be the white knight Hailey Moore needs, but he’ll risk his future to win her heart.

 

Excerpt:
“Here’s what I know, Hailey. I know you deserve to give your heart to a man who wouldn’t be fool enough to let you go.”
Copyright © 2016 by Michelle Major

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HERO IN DISGUISE
by
Sharla Lovelace

 

Rule: A real man doesn’t buy respect, he earns it.
Billionaire playboy Jake Jericho thinks he has it all, until one phone call reminds him otherwise. Can one week in disguise reform this trust fund playboy, or will his deception destroy the only real love he’s ever known?

 

Excerpt:
“Feel that?” He pressed her hand to his chest. She felt heat. She felt his heartbeat racing. She felt too much. “That’s me, Harper. That’s my heart going ninety miles an hour just because you’re standing in front of me. I’m still me, regardless of what my name is.”
Copyright © 2016 by Sharla Lovelace

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HER HEARTBREAKER BOSS
by
Carmen Falcone

 

Rule: Never leave your woman unsatisfied.
Can Stefano and Roxie resist the heat flaring between them or will working together force them to face their rocky past and give them the happily ever after they deserve?

 

Excerpt:
Stefano swallowed. Hard. His new employees talked to him, but it turned into background noise. Moisture evaporated from his throat, and even before his brain named her, his body responded. Roxie Sullivan. Those two words were the blood thrumming through his veins. They were the tight string stretching across his shoulder blades.
Copyright © 2016 by Carmen Falcone

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HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER
by
Codi Gary

 

Rule: A real man never kisses and tells.
When an A list actor returns to his hometown, old wounds and fresh gossip emerge… along with a second chance at love, if he’s brave enough to stick around.

 

Excerpt:
“I thought you didn’t do it in cars anymore?” He dragged his teeth across her sensitive skin and she gasped, “I guess you’re the exception.”
Copyright © 2016 by Codi Gary

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REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER
by
Christine Glover

 

Rule: A real man never breaks a woman’s heart.
Can Olympic mountain bike champion Ryder Bennett and his public relations rep Addison Carrington keep things professional between them this time around, or will they risk a sexy scandal for a chance at love?

 

Excerpt:
He lowered his mouth to hers, intending to give her a simple brush across the lips. One that danced on the edge of friendship, and skimmed around the border of his desire and stopped short of leading to more than they could handle. But when they connected, she felt so right and sweet in his arms that all of his good intentions shot into the stratosphere and flew over the Montana mountain range.
Copyright © 2016 by Christine Glover

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HER UNWANTED HERO
by
Veronica Forand

 

Rule: A real man always helps someone in need… he may be the only one who does.
A disenchanted police officer must choose between keeping a woman’s affection or keeping her alive.

 

Excerpt:

“If you need anything, holler.”

Holler? He needed to stop acting like she was a contagious disease and make a move.

“Hey,” she hollered.

That got his attention. “Are you okay?”

She smothered her laughter. “I need something.”

“Anything.” He looked like he meant it too. He’d probably run out for ice cream if she asked. Men could be so dense.

“Rocky Road ice cream.” His brows furrowed. Was he thinking of the logistics of buying dessert at one in the morning? Seriously? “Umm. Sure. I think I can go to the 7-11.”

“That would take too long. What about if I just take you instead?”

A flash of hesitation crossed his expression and then he stood. “Me?”

“Yeah. Ice cream would be a bit more satisfying, but I figure you’d do.”

He remained welded to the floor in front of the couch.

Self-doubt crawled back into her conscience. She’d taken a chance and lost. No harm, no foul. “Never mind.”

She retreated toward her bedroom. By the third stair, his hand rested on her hip, causing her to stop and turn.
Copyright © 2016 by Veronica Forand

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ONCE A HEARTBREAKER
by
T.J. Kline

 

Rule: A real man never lies, especially to a woman.
Ty Preston ran out on the woman he loved twelve years ago, but now he’s back to prove he’s a changed man. However, Rayne can’t risk getting her heart broken by the cowboy again.

 

Excerpt:
He was so close she could feel his warm breath against her ear and, in spite of how much she wanted to hate him, she leaned back against into him, letting his strength support her, like she always had. Ty had been her rock from the day they’d met. It was instinct for her body to crave his touch, but she knew she had to fight it. His lips brushed the shell of her ear, and a shiver of longing raced down her spine. “I left Saddle Creek for you, Rayne, but I’ve come back for the same reason. I lied when I left. I loved you then, Rayne.” His voice was husky with emotion, making her entire body quiver from the inside. “I’ve never stopped loving you.”
Copyright © 2016 by T.J. Kline

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MAKE MINE A HEARTBREAKER
by
Jodi Linton

 

Rule: Love should always be fun.
She’s about to change this playboy’s rule book.

 

Excerpt:
“You wouldn’t happen to have a geeky blow-up doll of a guy who looks like a cross between Chris Hemsworth and PeeWee Herman. With glasses?”
Copyright © 2016 by Jodi Linton

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HOMETOWN HEARTBREAKER
by
Heather Long

 

Rule: A real man always puts his best foot forward…
Zeke always planned to steal her heart, but she left him on base. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and Charity is up to bat. Can she tell her two-all stars the truth or will a foul end her best chance?

 

Excerpt:

Surprise flickered in his blue eyes, and she dropped her gaze to study his very kissable mouth. On that thought, she pushed out of the chair and he let his hand fall away. For a moment, hurt turned down the corners of his mouth and fresh regret stung her. She hadn’t meant to react so badly.

Catching his hand before he could walk away, she searched for the buoyant mood she’d had earlier. “I’m sorry. Maybe I am tired. I didn’t mean to snap. The coffee smells good…care to have a cup and watch me eat one of the cupcakes I made?” They’d been a final surprise of the day, Andie had adored hers but, based on his earlier comment regarding his diet, it hadn’t surprised Charity when he’d declined one of his own.

His tongue swiped over his lower lip. “Watch you eat a cupcake?”
Copyright © 2016 by Heather Long

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TUTORING THE HEARTBREAKER TO LOVE
by
Hayson Manning

 

Rule: A real man never touches the hired help.
Can Savannah teach serial heartbreaker Walker to be domesticated in ten days and convince him that maybe they can have a shot at a ‘them’ or can Walker convince Savannah there can be a ‘them’ on his terms only?

 

Excerpt:

“Savannah, I know you’re checking me out.”

“You’ll need a couple of Sherpas to climb your Mount Everest ego because I was not checking you out.”

He turned and grinned. “I don’t have an issue with you checking me out. I just wondered if you liked the view?”

Well, only a blind nun wouldn’t mind taking in that view.
Copyright © 2016 by Hayson Manning

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Heartbreakers and Heroes
TWELVE New Novellas
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Virginia Nelson, Jennie Marts, Carmen Falcone,
Veronica Forand, Codi Gary, Christine Glover, T.J. Kline,
Jodi Linton, Heather Long, Sharla Lovelace, Michelle Major and Hayson Manning

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Get your hands on TWELVE sexy HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES, a brotherhood bound by their troubled youth. A tragedy reminds them of the mentor who taught them all the rules to become a man. But some of them haven’t been following the rules…

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Rule: A real man always puts his best foot forward…
Zeke always planned to steal her heart, but she left him on base. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and Charity is up to bat. Can she tell her two-all stars the truth or will a foul end her best chance?

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I want to thank Heather Long for giving me her novella in this wonderful collection to review.

Zeke has no idea of the surprises awaiting him as he travels home for the first time in 8 years. He hadn’t gone before because he couldn’t bear to see the love of his life with someone else.

Charity lied all those years ago, lied so Zeke wouldn’t give up his dreams. She’d been making decisions for everyone now it’s time to come clean. The truth is going to hurt but she finds she can’t continue living the lie.

All things considered Zeke handles the declaration quite well, and as they continue to get to know each other as a family the bonds from the past surface. A favorite scene is after Charity and Andie take a day to be with Zeke and Andie is asleep.
“Adulting is hard,” she admitted.

His devastating dimple appeared as his cheeks creased. “Adulting, eh? Is that what we’re doing?”

The tension holding her captive burst, and she laughed. “Yes, it’s what we’re supposed to be doing.” After all, she’d admitted a long deception, which kept him from his child and tried to find a way to fold him into her daughter’s life. “I mean, we’ve handled everything with maturity, right?” Did she want confirmation that they were simply two parents stumbling into the direction of working together or did she want him to deny her charge and…

“Sometimes you think too much.” The drawled observation didn’t carry a tone of insult, but at the same time…

“Sometimes I don’t think everything through,” she admitted. “Like the inherent danger in kissing you.”

Nostrils flaring ever so slightly, he turned his sharp arresting gaze from her lips to her eyes. Raw passion scorched her. “What are you afraid of?”

“I think a better question would be what am I not afraid of?” Eight years ago, she would rather have melted into a puddle than admit her fears. That was then, she reminded herself. “We’re not in high school anymore, Zeke.”

“No,” he agreed, too easily. “We’re not.”

“Any attraction we’re feeling…it’s normal. We know each other so well.” Then she amended hastily. “I mean we knew each other well.”

“Yes, to both. Though I like to think we still do… You’re still the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known.” The creases in his cheeks reappeared. “More beautiful now than then…and smart, determined, funny.”
Hometown Heartbreaker. Heartbreakers & Heroes (Kindle Locations 9882-9897). Kindle Edition.

There is a lot of emotion in this book, a lot of things to be said and acted upon. I truly enjoyed this sort of second chance tale.

5 Contented Purrs for Heather!

I can’t wait to read the rest of the “Rules” in this collection.

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Heather Long

 

 

 

Heather Long

 

 

 

National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas in the summertime.

From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books.

When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

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Love doesn’t always play by the rules in these twelve sexy HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES stories about a brotherhood of men bound together by their troubled youth and the mentor who taught them the rules for becoming men of honor. These all new romances from USA Today bestsellers and your favorite contemporary authors are guaranteed to get your heart pounding.

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About the books in the
HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES Box Set
HIDING WITH THE HEARTBREAKER
by USA Today bestseller
Virginia Nelson

 

Rule: Protect the innocent.
Making people laugh for a living is easy, but when a beautiful stranger needs Aloysius Sutton’s help, he has to find a way to become Jude’s hero.

 

Excerpt:

“When they found you and Mr. Braunberger, you were with the victim,” said the female officer.

“Yes, I ran to his side when I thought he might have been hurt.”

The woman nodded. “I see. Yet you didn’t make a sound or call the police or 911 at that point?”

Shaking her head, Jude twirled her ring. “No, because I wasn’t sure what I saw.”

“I see,” said the woman, jotting something down. Another officer entered the room and whispered something to the male officer.

“Miss Cramer, is it true that you exchanged heated words with Mr. Braunberger earlier today?” he asked.

Spinning the laptop to face her, he played back the security footage of her and Braunberger talking earlier that day. It looked incriminating. But she hadn’t done anything. Surely…

“I’d like to speak to an attorney, please,” she said.
Copyright © 2016 by Virginia Nelson

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HOW TO UNBREAK A HEART
by USA Today bestseller
Jennie Marts

 

Rule: If you love her, don’t let her go.
Solitary cowboy, Trip Turner finally has a chance to correct the mistakes he made when he let the woman he loved walk out of his life twelve years ago. But now that Bre Wilson is back, will he be able to unbreak her heart?

 

Excerpt:
He tried to keep the images of Bre Wilson from flooding his mind, but they were there—hell, they were always there—under the surface, like the ache in a sore tooth. A reminder of the woman he’d never been able to forget.
Copyright © 2016 by Jennie Marts

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SECOND CHANCE HERO
by
Michelle Major

 

Rule: A real man doesn’t build himself up by tearing someone else down.
Travis Jackson might not be the white knight Hailey Moore needs, but he’ll risk his future to win her heart.

 

Excerpt:
“Here’s what I know, Hailey. I know you deserve to give your heart to a man who wouldn’t be fool enough to let you go.”
Copyright © 2016 by Michelle Major

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HERO IN DISGUISE
by
Sharla Lovelace

 

Rule: A real man doesn’t buy respect, he earns it.
Billionaire playboy Jake Jericho thinks he has it all, until one phone call reminds him otherwise. Can one week in disguise reform this trust fund playboy, or will his deception destroy the only real love he’s ever known?

 

Excerpt:
“Feel that?” He pressed her hand to his chest. She felt heat. She felt his heartbeat racing. She felt too much. “That’s me, Harper. That’s my heart going ninety miles an hour just because you’re standing in front of me. I’m still me, regardless of what my name is.”
Copyright © 2016 by Sharla Lovelace

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HER HEARTBREAKER BOSS
by
Carmen Falcone

 

Rule: Never leave your woman unsatisfied.
Can Stefano and Roxie resist the heat flaring between them or will working together force them to face their rocky past and give them the happily ever after they deserve?

 

Excerpt:
Stefano swallowed. Hard. His new employees talked to him, but it turned into background noise. Moisture evaporated from his throat, and even before his brain named her, his body responded. Roxie Sullivan. Those two words were the blood thrumming through his veins. They were the tight string stretching across his shoulder blades.
Copyright © 2016 by Carmen Falcone

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HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER
by
Codi Gary

 

Rule: A real man never kisses and tells.
When an A list actor returns to his hometown, old wounds and fresh gossip emerge… along with a second chance at love, if he’s brave enough to stick around.

 

Excerpt:
“I thought you didn’t do it in cars anymore?” He dragged his teeth across her sensitive skin and she gasped, “I guess you’re the exception.”
Copyright © 2016 by Codi Gary

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REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER
by
Christine Glover

 

Rule: A real man never breaks a woman’s heart.
Can Olympic mountain bike champion Ryder Bennett and his public relations rep Addison Carrington keep things professional between them this time around, or will they risk a sexy scandal for a chance at love?

 

Excerpt:
He lowered his mouth to hers, intending to give her a simple brush across the lips. One that danced on the edge of friendship, and skimmed around the border of his desire and stopped short of leading to more than they could handle. But when they connected, she felt so right and sweet in his arms that all of his good intentions shot into the stratosphere and flew over the Montana mountain range.
Copyright © 2016 by Christine Glover

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HER UNWANTED HERO
by
Veronica Forand

 

Rule: A real man always helps someone in need… he may be the only one who does.
A disenchanted police officer must choose between keeping a woman’s affection or keeping her alive.

 

Excerpt:

“If you need anything, holler.”

Holler? He needed to stop acting like she was a contagious disease and make a move.

“Hey,” she hollered.

That got his attention. “Are you okay?”

She smothered her laughter. “I need something.”

“Anything.” He looked like he meant it too. He’d probably run out for ice cream if she asked. Men could be so dense.

“Rocky Road ice cream.” His brows furrowed. Was he thinking of the logistics of buying dessert at one in the morning? Seriously? “Umm. Sure. I think I can go to the 7-11.”

“That would take too long. What about if I just take you instead?”

A flash of hesitation crossed his expression and then he stood. “Me?”

“Yeah. Ice cream would be a bit more satisfying, but I figure you’d do.”

He remained welded to the floor in front of the couch.

Self-doubt crawled back into her conscience. She’d taken a chance and lost. No harm, no foul. “Never mind.”

She retreated toward her bedroom. By the third stair, his hand rested on her hip, causing her to stop and turn.
Copyright © 2016 by Veronica Forand

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ONCE A HEARTBREAKER
by
T.J. Kline

 

Rule: A real man never lies, especially to a woman.
Ty Preston ran out on the woman he loved twelve years ago, but now he’s back to prove he’s a changed man. However, Rayne can’t risk getting her heart broken by the cowboy again.

 

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He was so close she could feel his warm breath against her ear and, in spite of how much she wanted to hate him, she leaned back against into him, letting his strength support her, like she always had. Ty had been her rock from the day they’d met. It was instinct for her body to crave his touch, but she knew she had to fight it. His lips brushed the shell of her ear, and a shiver of longing raced down her spine. “I left Saddle Creek for you, Rayne, but I’ve come back for the same reason. I lied when I left. I loved you then, Rayne.” His voice was husky with emotion, making her entire body quiver from the inside. “I’ve never stopped loving you.”
Copyright © 2016 by T.J. Kline

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MAKE MINE A HEARTBREAKER
by
Jodi Linton

 

Rule: Love should always be fun.
She’s about to change this playboy’s rule book.

 

Excerpt:
“You wouldn’t happen to have a geeky blow-up doll of a guy who looks like a cross between Chris Hemsworth and PeeWee Herman. With glasses?”
Copyright © 2016 by Jodi Linton

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HOMETOWN HEARTBREAKER
by
Heather Long

 

Rule: A real man always puts his best foot forward…
Zeke always planned to steal her heart, but she left him on base. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and Charity is up to bat. Can she tell her two-all stars the truth or will a foul end her best chance?

 

Excerpt:

Surprise flickered in his blue eyes, and she dropped her gaze to study his very kissable mouth. On that thought, she pushed out of the chair and he let his hand fall away. For a moment, hurt turned down the corners of his mouth and fresh regret stung her. She hadn’t meant to react so badly.

Catching his hand before he could walk away, she searched for the buoyant mood she’d had earlier. “I’m sorry. Maybe I am tired. I didn’t mean to snap. The coffee smells good…care to have a cup and watch me eat one of the cupcakes I made?” They’d been a final surprise of the day, Andie had adored hers but, based on his earlier comment regarding his diet, it hadn’t surprised Charity when he’d declined one of his own.

His tongue swiped over his lower lip. “Watch you eat a cupcake?”
Copyright © 2016 by Heather Long

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TUTORING THE HEARTBREAKER TO LOVE
by
Hayson Manning

 

Rule: A real man never touches the hired help.
Can Savannah teach serial heartbreaker Walker to be domesticated in ten days and convince him that maybe they can have a shot at a ‘them’ or can Walker convince Savannah there can be a ‘them’ on his terms only?

 

Excerpt:

“Savannah, I know you’re checking me out.”

“You’ll need a couple of Sherpas to climb your Mount Everest ego because I was not checking you out.”

He turned and grinned. “I don’t have an issue with you checking me out. I just wondered if you liked the view?”

Well, only a blind nun wouldn’t mind taking in that view.
Copyright © 2016 by Hayson Manning

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Heartbreakers and Heroes
TWELVE New Novellas
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Virginia Nelson, Jennie Marts, Heather Long,
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Get your hands on TWELVE sexy HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES, a brotherhood bound by their troubled youth. A tragedy reminds them of the mentor who taught them all the rules to become a man. But some of them haven’t been following the rules…

HIDING WITH THE HEARTBREAKER
by USA Today bestseller
Virginia Nelson

Rule: Protect the innocent.
Making people laugh for a living is easy, but when a beautiful stranger needs Aloysius Sutton’s help, he has to find a way to become Jude’s hero.

HOW TO UNBREAK A HEART
by USA Today bestseller
Jennie Marts

Rule: If you love her, don’t let her go.

Solitary cowboy, Trip Turner finally has a chance to correct the mistakes he made when he let the woman he loved walk out of his life twelve years ago. But now that Bre Wilson is back, will he be able to unbreak her heart?

SECOND CHANCE HERO
by Michelle Major

Rule: A real man doesn’t build himself up by tearing someone else down.

Travis Jackson might not be the white knight Hailey Moore needs, but he’ll risk his future to win her heart.

HERO IN DISGUISE
by Sharla Lovelace

Rule: A real man doesn’t buy respect, he earns it.

Billionaire playboy Jake Jericho thinks he has it all, until one phone call reminds him otherwise. Can one week in disguise reform this trust fund playboy, or will his deception destroy the only real love he’s ever known?

HER HEARTBREAKER BOSS
by Carmen Falcone

Rule: Never leave your woman unsatisfied.

Can Stefano and Roxie resist the heat flaring between them or will working together force them to face their rocky past and give them the happily ever after they deserve?

HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER
by Codi Gary

Rule: A real man never kisses and tells.

When an A list actor returns to his hometown, old wounds and fresh gossip emerge… along with a second chance at love, if he’s brave enough to stick around.

REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER
by Christine Glover

Rule: A real man never breaks a woman’s heart.

Can Olympic mountain bike champion Ryder Bennett and his public relations rep Addison Carrington keep things professional between them this time around, or will they risk a sexy scandal for a chance at love?

HER UNWANTED HERO
by Veronica Forand

Rule: A real man always helps someone in need… he may be the only one who does.

A disenchanted police officer must choose between keeping a woman’s affection or keeping her alive.

ONCE A HEARTBREAKER
by T.J. Kline

Rule: A real man never lies, especially to a woman.

Ty Preston ran out on the woman he loved twelve years ago, but now he’s back to prove he’s a changed man. However, Rayne can’t risk getting her heart broken by the cowboy again.

MAKE MINE A HEARTBREAKER
by Jodi Linton

Rule: Love should always be fun.

She’s about to change this playboy’s rule book.

HOMETOWN HEARTBREAKER
by Heather Long

Rule: A real man always puts his best foot forward…

Zeke always planned to steal her heart, but she left him on base. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and Charity is up to bat. Can she tell her two-all stars the truth or will a foul end her best chance?

TUTORING THE HEARTBREAKER TO LOVE
by Hayson Manning

Rule: A real man never touches the hired help.

Can Savannah teach serial heartbreaker Walker to be domesticated in ten days and convince him that maybe they can have a shot at a ‘them’ or can Walker convince Savannah there can be a ‘them’ on his terms only?

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Heartbreakers and Heroes
TWELVE New Novellas
By
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Virginia Nelson, Jennie Marts, Tonya Burrows,
Carmen Falcone, Veronica Forand, Codi Gary, Christine Glover, T.J. Kline, Jodi Linton, Sharla Lovelace, Michelle Major and Hayson Manning

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Get your hands on TWELVE sexy HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES, a brotherhood bound by their troubled youth. A tragedy reminds them of the mentor who taught them all the rules to become a man. But some of them haven’t been following the rules…

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Hiding With The Heartbreaker

by Virginia Nelson

Hiding with the Heartbreaker

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Rule: Protect the innocent.
Making people laugh for a living is easy, but when a beautiful stranger needs Aloysius Sutton’s help, he has to find a way to become Jude’s hero.

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I want to thank Virginia Nelson for giving me her novella in this wonderful collection to review.

The characters in this novella make some interesting mistakes right from the start.

Jude witnesses something at the gallery where she is hosting a showing. She just isn’t sure what she saw which makes her look guilty. She makes her mistake by running from something that’s not her fault. On top of that she involves her pregnant sister and brother-in-law who arrange for someone to help her hide for a while.

Al had just finished another funny video for his internet following. He has taken some time off, much to the dismay of his business partner, to go visit with his mentor who is in a coma. That’s when he remembered the “Rule” and got the call to help Jude.

Jude and AL are like oil and water. Jude is so uptight, scared and paranoid, she can’t stand anything Al does to try to ease her fears. The more he tries the more prickly she becomes.

A favorite scene is when they stop for the night, hidden from the eyes of any rangers patrolling.

“I’m guessing you couldn’t sleep?” His voice jarred her, breaking the almost eerie silence of the night, and she twisted around to try to see him in the darkness.

“Yeah, too many thoughts in my head for rest.” Sighing, she patted her rock in an inviting way. “Look, like I said before, I’m sorry we got off to such a bumpy start. I’m not usually so terse, but I was freaked out.”

The honest words didn’t cost her anything, but she couldn’t read his face in the starlight to see if it mattered to him either way.

“Have you looked up?” he asked.

Instead of answering, she tilted her head back. His thigh was warm against hers, so for a second, she didn’t register what she saw.

But then the almost magical glitter of a thousand diamonds thrown against the night sky took her breath away. It was as if the sky was split—an almost perfect line of stars at the thickest point which tapered off. She wasn’t sure if she could see colors, exactly, but she wasn’t sure she couldn’t either. “Wow. What is that?”

“You’re looking into the Milky Way. I remember when I was a kid, growing up in Dallas, I thought that the stars were all spread out, you know? Like they were no more than confetti.

Some in random constellations, sure, but not really clumped so much. I got sent to a camp in Montana when I was a kid—blah, blah, blah, poor little rich kid behaved badly and was sent away from home—and one night I looked up. And I saw this. From then I have to admit I researched more, looked at it through telescopes and whatnot, but there’s something special about a really dark sky and being able to see it with your own eyes, if that makes sense.”

His voice was soft, a rumbling whisper of sound which soothed parts of her she hadn’t realized were still edgy. Without thinking about it beforehand, she leaned her head on his shoulder and kept looking skyward. “Yeah, it does. This is spectacular. This is the stuff of artist’s dreams and creator’s inspiration.”
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Al and Jude have to face their demons both together and apart. With family and others complicating things along the way, this is a delightful comedy of errors. All leading up to hot sex, heartbreak and romance to remember.

5 Contented Purrs for Virginia!

I can’t wait to read the rest of the “Rules” in this collection.

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Virginia Nelson believed them when they said, “Write what you know.” Small town girl writing small town romance, her characters are as full of flaws, misunderstandings, and flat out mistakes as Virginia herself.

When she’s not writing or plotting to take over the world, she likes to hang out with the greatest kids in history, play in the mud, drive far too fast, and scream at inanimate objects.

Virginia likes knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, and heroines who can’t remember to say the right thing even with an author writing their dialogue.

Her books are full of snark, sex, and random acts of ineptitude—not always in that order.

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Wicked Odd by Virginia Nelson – A Wicked Tale from ARe


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Wicked Odd

A Wicked Tale

By
Virginia Nelson

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Best way to tame a bad wolf? Be a little wicked yourself…

Carmen finds it hard to trust—then again, her father went mad and had to be put down by her current Alpha. Carmen might hold a position of power within the pack, but part of her always wonders if they could turn on her as quickly as they did him. When she finds a man who she’s pretty sure the current Alpha failed on a lot of levels, she decides to take matters into her own hands and prove Dara isn’t as perfect of an Alpha as everyone thinks.

Seth lost his mate, but he survived. He can’t stand to watch other wolves happily carrying on with their lives and mates after he’d failed to protect his own. Dara allows him his privacy and ensures that he survives, even if there are days when he wishes otherwise. When one headstrong and opinionated she-wolf decides she’s going to end the unique hell of his isolation, Seth has to make a choice…

Kick her butt to the curb or answer the call to claim her. But can he dare claim another mate when he knows he failed once to be the man his mate needed?

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Seth is an unusual lone wolf he has a pack but lives away from it. He follows a yearly ritual, one that holds a memory that his Alpha Dara understands. She accepts his behavior, but isn’t pleased he chooses to stay away from his pack.

Carmen is a young not so well meaning she wolf. She thinks Dara is falling down on the job and is trying to find proof of that. She encounters Seth on the night of his ritual and smells pack, but she has never seen him before. Thinking  he holds the evidence she needs that her Alpha has ignored or abandoned him she tracks him down.

What ensues is comical, sweet, sad and extremely sexy. Carmen has questions, questions Seth has no intention of answering. This is one of my favorite scenes.

In seconds, he was shimmying out of his jeans, providing even more of intoxicating view. “Look, probably me showing up naked gave the wrong impression…”

Because no matter how much she and her wolf wanted to crawl up that tempting body, he was still a stranger and she just wasn’t that kind of gal, no matter how much she might want to be right that second.

His snort of laughter called forth an answering grin from her. “Not why I’m stripping but I have to admit I like how you think, nosy wolf.”

She opened her mouth, proud of herself for keeping her gaze north of the beltline, but he interrupted with a single raised finger.

“I’m not going to answer your questions and you’re so tempting, so…”

The crunch of bones and flow of muscles warned her seconds before he started to change. “Aw, hell… Seriously? That’s weak dude.”

But she wasn’t talking to a man anymore. He stood on four feet, positively grinning at her with his toothy wolf mouth.

There’s lot of snark and lots of frustration in this delightful tale. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

5 Contented Purrs for Virginia!

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Virginia Nelson likes knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, and heroines who can’t remember to say the right thing even with an author writing their dialogue. Her books are full of snark, sex, and random acts of ineptitude–not always in that order.

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