GARRETT (Cold Fury Hockey #2) by Sawyer Bennett

Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.

HINDSIGHT: Season 1, Episode 6

Ashley Pullo has a recap of last night's HINDSIGHT. If you're new to the show, she shared a series primer with us yesterday...

THE FIRST WIFE by Erica Spindler

THE FIRST WIFE is an expertly crafted mystery that pulled me in from the first page and kept me guessing until the very end. The sex is fade-to-black but the relationship building is laid bare...

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Ep 3

This show just keeps getting better and better. Not in an “in your face” way but in a subtle, can’t look away kinda way...
Agent Carter


Elizabeth K. Mahon is here to recap last night's episode. We open in 1944 Russia...

THE MINDY PROJECT: Season 3, Ep 15

It’s taken thirty positive pregnancy tests and one negative Popsicle stick but Mindy is finally ready to tell Danny that she’s pregnant...

REBOUND by Noelle August

Boomerang was one of my favorite feel-good romances of 2014. I couldn't wait to get my hands on REBOUND! I loved this book! Rebound was a sexy, romantic, tension-filled, happy romance (all the things!!) that left me smiling at the end. Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger are such a great writing duo. I hope they keep working together because they are making me a very happy reader. They are taking the new adult genre to a wonderful place.

RODIN’S LOVER by Heather Webb

As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprentice—and his muse—their passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s success is overshadowed by her lover’s rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness. Rodin’s Lover brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era’s greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.

Film Review: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (*Spoilers!)

We know you're curious about the movie. Who isn't? We're happy to share: author Sofia Tate snagged a spot a Fifty Shades screening, and shares her thoughts on the film event we've all been waiting for! (If you haven't read the books, spoiler alert...)

BEAUTIFUL BELOVED (Beautiful Bastard #3.6) by Christina Lauren

In Beautiful Stranger , finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart.

SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 11

This crazy train kicks off with Fitz realizing that the whole Liv kidnapping fiasco has been an inside job all along...
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THE FIRST KISS (Sweetest Kisses #2) by Grace Burrowes

James Knightley's brothers worry he spends too much time at the office. But personal failures have caused James to find solace in his work as a law expert… and in the unfailing comfort of his little black book. Vera is a twice-divorced mom, fiercely protective of her young daughter, and a world-class piano soloist. When threatening messages cause her to fear for her daughter's safety, she turns to James for guidance. Business becomes pleasure until Vera learns of his past. As danger looms, can James convince her that he's not the man he used to be?

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 2

So, how does one handle the problem of a naked, dead spy? Well, if you’re Phillip, you call your wife, she brings a big suitcase and the two of you systematically, without words or direction, bend, break and contort the dead body until she fits snuggly in said suitcase. It was awesome...

LOVE BY THE BOOK by Melissa Pimentel

When I saw the description of LOVE BY THE BOOK on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it: As an ardent Anglophile from birth, I’m a sucker for books about Americans moving to London to meet hot British buys. LOVE BY THE BOOK is one part Bridget Jones’ Diary and one part Sex and the City, and 100% laugh out loud, fun.

ALL OF ME (Inside Out #6) by Lisa Renee Jones

A mini novel at 50,000 words: Passion. Mystery. It all collides in the breathtaking ALL OF ME. He's rich and famous, his past dark, but so is hers. Can they save each other? Or will the darkness tear them apart?
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Elizabeth K. Mahon has all the deets on last night's episode of Agent Carter.
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RISE & FALL (THIRDS #4) by Charlie Cochet

After an attack by the Coalition leaves THIRDS Team Leader Sloane Brodie critically injured, agent Dexter J. Daley swears to make Beck Hogan pay for what he’s done. But Dex’s plans for retribution are short-lived. With Ash still on leave with his own injuries, Sloane in the hospital, and Destructive Delta in the Coalition’s crosshairs, Lieutenant Sparks isn’t taking any chances. Dex’s team is pulled from the case, with the investigation handed to Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs. Dex refuses to stand by while another team goes after Hogan, and decides to put his old HPF detective skills to work to find Hogan before Theta Destructive, no matter the cost.  With a lengthy and painful recovery ahead of him, the last thing Sloane needs is his partner out scouring the city, especially when the lies—however well Continue

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another. Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets the compelling and mysterious Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. When he betrays her, Isabelle races headlong into danger and joins the Resistance, never looking back or giving a thought to the real--and deadly--consequences.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Season 2, Episode 15

Last week’s show provided a return to the SLEEPY HOLLOW of old: Abbie, Ichabod, and Jenny working together to solve crime; the welcoming of Irving back into the fold -- of the living, if not the Apocalyptic Witness crew; and the departure of Hawley to chase after his Oedipal issues…I mean his guardian-turned-monster. I enjoyed last week’s show, but was it a case of one step forward, two steps back? Let’s find out!


Gwyn Cready is a new to me author. Shame on me! A quick internet search tells me she has nine books out there that all fit nicely with my reading mojo. Her Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series is actually a trilogy. It tells the story of three women in 1705 that are in unique positions of power, a clan chieftess, a shipping heiress and a fortune teller. All three women need a man for a very specific reason and when the locals aren’t cutting it, they turn to magic. Magical time travel gone seemingly awry lands twenty-first century men, men of power, in the unsettling position of having to quickly adapt to life in the unsettled times of the 1700s.

DOWNTON ABBEY, Season 5, Episode5

This week’s episode was filled with some relationships ending, some relationships beginning, and more talk than anyone needed to hear about change.  This was also the episode where literally everyone tells Barrow that he looks like crap. Because Barrow is trying to change his nature by shooting himself up with what is probably apomorphine (a drug used for psychiatric treatment of homosexuality in the early 20th century). Some commentators have suggested that Barrow is shooting heroin; if so, he seems to have skipped the euphoric stage of that drug altogether.  Baxter, who has no reason at all to be kind to Barrow, tries to get him to stop what he’s doing but he’s set on ‘changing his path.’  He even tells her that it’s working. Oh Barrow, I would have more sympathy for you, if… Continue

GIVE IT ALL (Desert Dogs #2) by Cara McKenna

When we left the dusty town of Fortuity at the end of Lay It Down, Vince and Kim somewhat saved the day and found true love along the way. The Desert Dogs got the band back together to help protect their hometown from the evil corporate raiders that are buying up their lands for casinos. As we all know, casinos have a nasty rep when it comes to illegal activity, and it all begins before the building are even constructed. People are being murders, bribes are lining pockets and threats are ruining the lives of innocent people. Vince, Miah, Casey, Raina and the unlikely, stiff suited Duncan, are here to right the wrongs…by any means necessary.

SCANDAL, Season 4, Episode 10

The mid season return of SCANDAL shot out of the gate at lightning speed. I’m talking jaw-dropping, whiplash, what the heck is going on, I can’t keep up holy cow I’m exhausted before the first commercial break action. When the show opened, all I could think was, is Olivia Pope dreaming? Is this some sort of homage to Bobby Ewing? (Did I just date myself with that question? Dallas? Dream season?) After a few moments I realized this was not a dream, this was indeed a nightmare for Olivia. Let’s start at the top and try to figure this out together. Olivia is dancing around in her “I am woman hear me roar” groove, demanding to not talk or think about her father. For once in her life, Liv it choosing Liv…not Jake, not… Continue

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: Season 1, Episode 10

It’s been almost two months since we last saw the Keating Five.  Asher and Bonnie hooked up, and Connor, Michaela, Wes and Laurel covered up the fact that Wes murdered Sam Keating with the immunity idol. This week’s episode picks up with Annalise, with a spiffy new hairdo, being interviewed by the police.  She explains that she thinks that Sam fled because she told him that she had ordered a DNA test to see who the father of Lila’s baby was.  She’s so convincing that even I almost believe her when she tells the cops that she had no idea that Sam was having an affair until Bonnie told her that evening. Oh, she suspected something but she never had proof before.  While she’s talking, we see what really happened.  When Wes returned to the… Continue
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WORTH THE RISK by Claudia Connor

Claudia Connor swept me off my feet again with this beautiful, heartfelt, and passionate romance. The epilogue was just so completely, and utterly perfect. I’m eagerly counting the days until her next story.

THE AMERICANS, Season 3, Episode 1

The Americans is one of those shows that’s been on my radar since it started two seasons ago. When I was asked to recap it, I was more than excited for a reason to binge-watch so I could catch up. Thank you Romance@Random for giving me this new obsession! To kick off season three, The Americans dives right in with a healthy dose of tension between Elizabeth and Phillip.