Review | Toni Anderson - Cold Pursuit

Single mom Vivi Vincent is thrust into her worst nightmare when she’s trapped inside a mall during a terror attack along with her eight-year-old son. With the help of Jed Brennan, an FBI special agent on enforced leave, Vivi and her son survive the assault. But the danger is far from over.

Vivi’s son may have witnessed critical details of the terrorists’ future plans and is targeted for death, but he’s mute, and he’s traumatized. Still someone launches a strike against the FBI’s safe house, and Jed fears the bad guys have an inside man. No longer knowing who to trust, he hides mother and son in a log cabin deep in the heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods. There Jed and Vivi try to figure out how to unlock the information inside her son’s head. What they don’t bargain for is the red-hot attraction that flares between them, or the extent of the sinister plot that threatens to rip apart not only any chance of happiness they might have together, but also the very fabric of American society.

Gossip | Übersetzungen, vor denen es mir graut

Heute möchte ich mir ein Thema von der Seele reden, das mich schon einige Zeit lang stört/frustriert/ärgert. Es geht um Übersetzungen. 
Ich lese hauptsächlich Contemporary Romance und Romantic Thriller. Außerdem auch gerne mal Erotica oder New Adult. Meist im englischen Original, denn genau in den Genres habe ich in letzter Zeit ein großes Problem mit der deutschen Übersetzung. Meist sind diese meiner Meinung nach nämlich wirklich lachhaft.  Beispiele gefällig?

Review | R.S. Grey - The Design

Five minutes until the interview begins.
Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview.
She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.

Three minutes.
For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.

Two Minutes.
But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday.

After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.

Cover Monday | Calia Read - Unravel und The Survival Trace

Cover Monday ist eine von Maura ins Leben gerufene Aktion, bei der wir wöchentlich ein wunderschönes Buchcover vorstellen. Das Tolle daran ist, dass es keine Regeln gibt. Hauptsache, das Cover gefällt dir. Mehr dazu gibt's hier.

Review | Rachel Grant - Concrete Evidence

Accused of stealing artifacts from a five hundred year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s concealed her past and taken a job certain to give her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She's finally closing in on her goal, when she's distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge.

But Lee Scott is no intern. He's looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.

As Erica and Lee struggle to conceal their real agendas, the one thing they can’t hide is the attraction that burns hot between them. When Erica’s quest puts her life in jeopardy, Lee must choose between old loyalties and a woman he never expected to fall for.

Review | Sawyer Bennett - With a Twist

Wyatt Banks is ready to give one woman the world. Unfortunately, his job as a cop tends to interfere with other goals. When Wyatt is sent deep undercover to investigate a sex slave ring, he doesn’t have time to do anything but focus on staying alive in a dark and dangerous underworld. Wyatt isn’t alone though in his quest to save the women that are being sold into sexual slavery. His partner, FBI Agent Andrea Somerville, is immersed just as deeply as he is, and she’s the bait to lure the sex slavers out into the open, as she poses as an erotic dancer in an attempt to snare the enemy. But danger runs as high as the sparks between them, and now Wyatt is caught between the job he loves and the woman he wants.

Wanted | New (e)books in March

Die gekauften Neuerscheinungen vom Februar sind noch nicht einmal alle gelesen (von all den anderen Büchern ganz zu schweigen) und ich freue mich schon auf die Bücher, die im März veröffentlicht werden. Ein ewiger Kreislauf, dem ich nicht entrinnen kann. Und schon wieder sind einige neue Reihen von neuen Autorinnen darunter, dabei wollte ich mich ja lieber auf die konzentrieren, die ich bereits angefangen habe… Aber gut, ich hab mir schon immer schwer getan, Vorsätze einzuhalten :D 

Review | Monica Murphy - Owning Violet

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul. My everything.

Cover Monday | Honey Brown - Dark Horse

Cover Monday ist eine von Maura ins Leben gerufene Aktion, bei der wir wöchentlich ein wunderschönes Buchcover vorstellen. Das Tolle daran ist, dass es keine Regeln gibt. Hauptsache, das Cover gefällt dir. Mehr dazu gibt's hier

85%  meiner Bücher besitzen Cover, die Personen zeigen. Frauen, Männer, manchmal nur Körperansichten, manchmal Pärchen etc. Das gehört wohl dazu, wenn man vorwiegend Contemporary Romance oder Romantic Thrill liest. 

Review | B.N. Toler - The Suit

Fed up with the farm life and his one-time love of training horses, John Wilson has traded his tattered boots and jeans for power suits and cufflinks. Through hard work and determination, John has just graduated from law school and is focused on a fresh start. Refusing to let his bitter past hinder his future, John is intent on moving forward with his new life. Except there’s one last thing he has to do - settle old debts before he can truly move on. Unfortunately, settling debts involves him returning to a life he’s worked hard to forget. A mind-numbing summer working on a horse farm awaits him, and he’s dreading every damn minute of it.

Edie James is mourning the loss of her grandfather when John Wilson shows up in his perfectly tailored suit, reeking sexiness and city elegance - everything she’s not. Their meeting is less than pleasant as they both distastefully size up one another.

She thinks he’s arrogant and a white-collar yuppie.
He thinks she’s a simple, goody two-shoes farm girl.

Edie’s grandfather made a new will before he passed leaving stipulations in order for Edie to inherit the family farm. And as if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the suit has to work on the farm with her for three months to settle a debt he owed to her grandfather. And he’s moving in with her.

With a rocky start, the two seemingly polar opposites call a truce and attempt to be friends. As their unexpected friendship blooms, an attraction develops and both realize their first impression of each other is far from the truth. Now this once dreaded summer is set to be the hottest and most unforgettable they've ever had.

Review | Mira Lyn Kelly - Touch & Go

Vivacious and successful, Ava Meyers is living her dream life, except for one thing: Ever since childhood, she’s been in love with her best friend… and she’s never admitted it. Back then, Sam Farrow was a damaged young man with a tough past. Now he’s supremely confident, super-sexy, and totally untouchable - until the night when Sam pretends to be Ava’s boyfriend to save her from some unwanted attention. In a moment of weakness, Ava finds out that a long friendship is no match for blistering sexual chemistry.

After years of denying his own feelings, Sam finds that one amazing night with Ava isn’t enough to chase away all the pent-up fantasies. So he proposes they spend a few weeks driving each other wild, exhausting their every desire, and then return to their perfect platonic relationship like nothing ever happened. But Sam’s plan has one fatal flaw: the part where they give each other up. Because the more they let go of their inhibitions, the more they’re tempted to never go back.

Gossip | Neuzugänge Januar

Es sind in letzter Zeit wieder ein paar gedruckte Bücher bei mir eingezogen, die sich gerne präsentieren möchten.

Cover Monday | Jennifer E. Smith - Der Geschmack von Glück

Cover Monday ist eine von Maura ins Leben gerufene Aktion, bei der wir wöchentlich ein wunderschönes Buchcover vorstellen. Das Tolle daran ist, dass es keine Regeln gibt. Hauptsache, das Cover gefällt dir. Mehr dazu gibt's hier

Das Cover, das ich euch heute zeigen möchte, ist schön sommerlich - ganz im Gegensatz zum momentanen Wetter. Es gehört zu dem Young Adult-Roman „Der Geschmack von Glück“ von Jennifer E. Smith.

Review | Marina Adair - Kissing under the Mistletoe

Regan Martin stopped believing in Christmas miracles six years ago when she lost everything - her house, her job, and her impeccable reputation in the wine industry - after she fell in love with a man she had no idea was married. Then Regan gets a chance for a fresh start in the Napa Valley. With her dream job, dream home, and her daughter enrolled in a wonderful new school, she starts wondering if holiday wishes really do come true.

But she soon tumbles back down to earth when she learns that her new boss is none other than Gabe DeLuca, the scorned wife’s brother. Gabe wants nothing more than home-wrecking Regan Martin out of his life, his sister’s world, and his family’s business. Mostly, he wants the lush beauty out of his head. Yet his attempts to run her out of town have him thinking twice, especially when he sees that Regan may hold the key to tracking down his sister’s stolen start-up capital. Even worse for Gabe, Regan might just be his Christmas wish and hold the key to his heart.

Retrospects | January 2015

Mit dem neuen Jahr möchte auch ich euch einen monatlichen Überblick geben. Hier erfährt ihr, was gelesen wurde, welche Rezensionen noch erwartet werden dürfen und alles, was sonst noch wert ist, berichtet zu werden.

Cover Monday | Pepper Winters - Tears of Tess

Das Cover des Buches, das ich euch heute im Rahmen des Cover Mondays zeigen will, hat mich sofort angesprochen: es ist jenes von Pepper Winters "Tears of Tess". Die Farben, die Schriftart, die Darstellung - Nichts Auffälliges, aber wie man schon bei den bisherigen gezeigten Cover sieht, ist das genau meins. 

Gossip | Reihen - Fluch oder Segen?

Dass ich kein Fan von Reihen bin, hab ich schon mehrmals erwähnt. Damit meine ich Inhalte, die sich über mehrere Bücher ziehen, wie etwa „Fifty Shades“ etc. Ich kann die Vorteile solcher Reihen - vor allem im Fantasybereich mit dem ganzen World Building - nachvollziehen, sie sind aber nichts für mich. Sie fangen mich leider allzu oft zu langweilen an, daran kann auch ein Cliffhanger am Ende nichts ändern. Meist komme ich dann nie dazu, wieder dort anzuknüpfen, weil mich neue, unbekannte Geschichten mehr reizen.

Wenn Reihen bloß in derselben Stadt oder auch über eine Familie und deren Freundeskreis ziehen, allerdings in jedem Buch ein anderes Paar im Mittelpunkt steht, ist das etwas anderes - damit kann ich ganz gut leben :D

Während ich, wie bereits in einem anderen Post erwähnt, meine Bücherregale neu sortierte, kam ich auf die Idee, mich gleich auch mal meinen Reihen zu widmen. Und dabei ist wieder mal mein Listen-Fetisch durchgedrungen und es sind folgende drei Übersichten entstanden.