By the Light of the Moon (Rise of the Arkansas Werewolves #1) by Jodi Vaughn #BookReview
I don't know why I waited so long to start this series, but I'm glad I finally did. By the Light of the Moon is a solid shifter romance with strong Southern notes and standout characters. Even in a genre where alpha males are a dime a dozen, Ms. Vaughn has crafted a male both strong enough to earn the tag "alpha" and sensitive enough to appeal to independent female readers. He's dark, intense, and wears an air of no-nonsense lethality like a second skin. Damon's past is haunted by personal demons, and the self-sacrificing way he holds himself inspires empathy and respect. This wolf is also not perfect—he'd be the first to tell you, and he's not shy about making mistakes on page. Damon [...]
June 24, 2016
The Bourbon Kings (Bourbon Kings #1) by J.R. Ward #BookReview
When Tulane Bradford gets a call that his Mama is dying, he heads straight home to be with the woman who raised him and runs right into old flame—and head gardener of the Bradford estate—Lizzie King. Lizzie isn't a blue blood, so she'll never be good enough for golden boy Lane Bradford, but their fire runs deep and they're drawn to one another regardless of circumstance. The Bradford family may lead a substantial empire in the Bourbon industry, but hard times fall on even the best investors, and this family is in the beginnings of a downward spiral that will change the way they see (and live) life forever. More Dynasty-style soap opera than contemporary romance, this first book in the [...]
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