Comfort Reads

Dangerous Games (Tempting SEALs, #2)
Grade-A
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-Mild
Series-Tempting SEALs #2
Reviewed by Kay

This is the first full length novel in this series. It is about Clint McIntyre and Morganna Chavez. It starts with flashbacks. These two people grew up together. He was her brother’s best friend and she was his sister’s best friend. I know, it’s kinda confusing. He’s a SEAL and she an undercover DEA agent. He doesn’t know she’s an agent though. He has always loved her but he has demons that he feels make him no good for her. She has always loved him and has been constantly rebuffed by him.

This was my first full length novel of Lora Leigh’s and definitely not my last. I found Clint an alpha male, which I love. Morganna was a strong and confident female who knew what she wanted. There’s a BDSM undertone to this book but no real deep description about that world, which was perfect for me. I love this book for the unrequited love story. Add in the date rape drug story and what you get is a great read. Oh and the sex scenes set the pages to blazing.

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Comfort Reads

Reno's Chance (Tempting SEALs, #1)

Reno’s Chance by Lora Leigh
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-Low
Series-Tempting SEALs #1

This is one of my comfort reads. It may not strike others as a comfort read but for me, absolutely. It started an addiction for me with Lora Leigh’s SEALs. This is short story that spawned the series. It is about Reno Chavez and Raven McIntyre. Reno is a SEAL and several years older than Raven. Raven is the little sister of his best friend and SEAL teammate, Clint. She is also the best friend of Reno’s little sister, Morganna. These two have been raised around each other’s families through good times and bad.

I love Reno and not just a little bit either. A lot! He is alpha to the extreme but very patient with Raven. He’s waited for her for years to be mature enough for a relationship with him and all that entails. Raven is adorable too. She has been in love with Reno for as long as she can remember. He kept her close but not as close as she would have liked. It has always been a balancing act for her because loving Reno may come with a steep price. Her father was a SEAL and was killed in action and she doesn’t want to take a chance with her heart.

Watching the push and pull of this relationship always brings a smile to my face and has locked up a place in my heart forever for Lora Leigh. It doesn’t hurt that it’s hot as hell either.

Comfort Reads

So, I had this bright idea that we should do a joint post.  We haven’t had many books to review lately, because I’ve been reading what Kay is reading, but about a week behind, which doesn’t work well for review purposes.  Kay’s work schedule got a little more involved.  That’s the only excuse I can come up with.  Or maybe she just thought I was slacking?  I don’t know, but the result is that we haven’t posted any new reviews and I’m about 2 days (or more) away from finishing my current read.  (And, Oh Wow! I am loving Riveted by Meljean Brook.  So good.  And Kay won’t even read the series because it’s not hot enough for her.  Kay, you’re missing out!)

 
OK, so I was thinking a joint post about what our favorite, comfort read are would be fun.  One where we both contribute, talking about what we read again and again.  I was going to get Kay’s input and then rewrite everything, but after looking at our emails, I think you’ll get to know us better by seeing them as they were sent.

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From: Anne
To: Kay
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:30 PM
Subject: joint post

Hey, let’s do a joint post about comfort reads.  I’ll write it, but will you send me a short list of the books you read over and over for comfort and why they are a comfort read for you.

 For me, off the top of my head, it’s

 Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon, because I love the relationship between Vane and Bride.  I love that she’s a bigger woman and that’s a turn on for him.  I have to ignore the WTF time travel in the middle, though.

Irene’s story* in Shelly Laurenston’s series.  It’s just so over the top and perfect, I love it.

Laid Bare by Lauren Dane is one I’ve enjoyed multiple times.

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward is a great re-read, and since you already know what happens you can totally skip the Lessers.

 I’ll think about it and may edit my list a bit, but if you want to send me your list I’ll make it into a post.

 ~Anne
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From: Kay
To: Anne
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 1:27 PM
Subject: joint post

Don’t laugh, this is my short list:

If You Deceive-Kresley Cole
A Hunger Like No Other-Kresley Cole
Highlander Untamed-Monica McCarty
Dark Lover-J.R. Ward
Lover Eternal-J.R.Ward
Extreme Danger-Shannon Mckenna
Nauti Nights-Lora Leigh
Nauti Dreams-Lora Leigh
Nauti Intentions-Lora Leigh
Only Pleasure-Lora Leigh
Wild Card-Lora Leigh
Raising Kane-Lorelei James
The Mane Event-Shelly Laurenston
The Mane Atrraction-Shelly Laurenston
Miss Congenialty-Shelly Laurenston
Tucker’s Claim-Sarah McCarty
Dance With The Devil-Sherrilyn Kenyon

All this did was upset me because now I wanna read these books and I’m too far behind. As usual!

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So, first off you might notice that Kay’s definition of a “short list” of books is not very short.  That’s ok, I understand.  Upon reflection you might also notice that I can’t write a short email.  Nope.  I just can’t.  This one to Kay is one of the shortest I’ve ever written.  And it contains a list.  And I can’t just give a list.  No, I need to write out my reason for every entry on the list.  That’s just the way it is.

So, there you are, a little insight into Kay and me.

~Anne

PS *The Shelly Laurenston story I mentioned is Miss Congeniality by Shelly Laurenston.