D is for Deacon: An Older Man Younger Woman Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain) by Natasha L. Black

Blurb:

After the Army, 
I started a logging business with my buddies up in the mountains.
I put on a good show, but the truth is, I’m lonesome.

Rebecca may be too young for me.
But sparks fly.
We have a connection.
Friends and then lovers.
Suddenly, I’m hoping for a life with her,
A family of our own.

I’m falling too fast.
She’s pulling away.
I have to tell her how I feel, 
Risk my heart.

Suddenly, I’m fighting for my life.
I never got the chance to tell her I love her.
Now it might be too late.
Or will her love for me pull me through? [Amazon]

Sparks fly. We have a connection. But will age come between us? A well-written older man, younger woman romance. He’s retired from the Army. She’s a waitress / tattoo artist. He’s ready to settle down and start a family. She’s got her whole life planned out. What could they possibly have in common?

Deacon and Everett have been best friends since basic training. They moved to a cabin in the mountains outside Ashford, Tennessee to start a logging business with Carter. They owed Carter everything since he had saved their lives. They had a good group of close friends that they got together with frequently, but he was still lonely. Deacon has his eye on the young waitress at the diner.

Rebecca was trying to move on after her parents’s death. She was working at the same diner that she’d waited tables at since she was a teenager. She missed her best friend, Lauren, since she left the diner. The highlight of her day was when Deacon came in to eat. She has a huge crush on the older man.

Release Date: February 23, 2022

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

His Angel (Trident Security Book 2) by Samantha A. Cole

Blurb:

Angie has been looking for Mr. Right, but all her dates have turned out to be Mr. Oh-so-wrong…

Until she meets her new neighbor’s boss—tall, dark, and devilishly handsome. A man who practices control in all things, Ian, owns a private security company and an elite club where the wildest fantasies come to life. Including hers.

Ian has wanted the pretty blonde since the moment they were introduced, but he never mixes business with pleasure. He convinces himself she deserves better.

When trouble comes knocking on Angie’s door, she puts her life in Ian’s hands, and he surprisingly puts his heart in hers, but after the smoke clears, will she walk out of his life forever? [Amazon]

The six men who made up the primary core team of Trident Security were all retired Navy SEALs. Once dubbed the Sexy Six-Pack by one of their subs, they were not relationship material. It’s turning out to be a great series. It is well-written with plenty of action and suspense. It is very erotic.

Angie had just moved into a new house. She is a graphic designer who works from home. Her best friend was home for a visit. He’s a former Marine who now works with the DEA. They were sitting in her backyard when she heard the men laughing in Brody’s backyard. Her new neighbor was hot and his friends were even hotter.

Ian was lusting after Brody’s new neighbor. But apparently, she has a boyfriend who is rubbing her feet at the moment. What he wouldn’t give to be in his shoes. He would just have to go to the club and find a sub to alleviate his needs. Now, Ian and his team are racing against time to save her from the drug cartel, after her best friend’s cover was blown.

Release Date: June 28, 2015

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Leather & Lace (Trident Security Book 1) by Samantha A. Cole

Blurb:

How does a naive divorcée write a novel that depicts the darkest bedroom desires . . .

Kristen needs personal experience to inspire the sequel to her unexpected and titillating bestseller. Ex-Navy SEAL and private club owner, Devon, is all too happy to help.

After a weekend of alluring, hands-on education, their temporary relationship shifts into something deeper. But while fighting their unexpected connection, a killer sets Devon in his sights, and Kristen is caught in the crossfire.

Will they survive with their hearts and lives intact? [Amazon]

Between Trident Security and The Covenant there’s plenty of romance, suspense, and steamy encounters. Come meet the Sexy Six-Pack, their friends, family, and teammates”. Too bad life wasn’t a steamy romance novel. This is a great erotic romance. It is well-written with plenty of action and seduction. It is a definite must read.

Kristen is an author of romance and suspense novels. She is writing her second erotic novel and she needs to do some research. When she enters The Covenant, she is surprised at the decor. While visiting with the man she thought was the owner, one of the Sexy Six-Pack walks in. When he spots her, he seems angry, but why?

Devon is a former Navy SEAL and a Dom. He and his brother own Trident Security and The Covenant, a members-only BDSM club. Now someone is gunning for SEAL Team Four. When he returns to The Covenant, he sees the brunette from Donovan’s. His surprise quickly becomes anger. WTH is she doing here?

Release Date: April 21, 2015

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hammered (The Invincibles Book 9) by Heather Slade

Blurb:

HAMMER
Bottom line, I put the hammer down. That’s the truth and nothing but the truth. But when the CIA director calls in a favor, I’m forced to comply. Keeping an eye on his feisty, reckless sister goes way beyond my retainer. The relentless bar owner doesn’t know when to throw in the towel, which is why I can’t get enough of her.

MAEVE
On my own, doing it my way, that’s all I want. Maybe the bar wasn’t the greatest idea. Punks are stealing from me, quitting on the spot, and worst of all, I’m breaking up bar brawls nightly. Now, I’ve got a rabid lawyer breathing down my neck. Granted, he’s hot as Fireball on a Friday. But I have a job to do; the last thing I need is to get HAMMERED. [Amazon]

He’s a ruthless attorney. She’s a determined bar owner. Together, they plan to bring down the Aryan Brotherhood. This is a well-written story with great characters. It’s suspenseful and full of mystery. The characters had amazing chemistry from the start.

Hammer is the Invincibles’ attorney, a private security, and intelligence firm. His new assignment is to get Maeve out of jail and the charges dropped. When he sees her, he’s speechless. She’s the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.

Maeve was arrested after she shot the sheriff‘s brother, in the leg. She didn’t know at the time who his brother was, but that wouldn’t have made a difference. The guy wanted to renege on his offer and then wanted sexual favors. While she’s sitting in her cell, a man approaches. This man is her attorney whom her brother has hired. He is older but very handsome.

Release Date: February 24, 2022

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Held Hostage at Whiskey Gulch (The Outriders Series Book 3) by Elle James

Blurb:

To discover what real life is about, Outrider Joseph “Irish” Monahan left the army. But the former Delta Force soldier still needs his military skills. A masked stalker is attempting to murder Tessa Bolton, and Irish is assigned to be her bodyguard. Though the fiercely independent nurse resists his protection, Irish won’t back down…or abandon his mission to catch the killer and keep Tessa alive. [Amazon]

Do you believe in love at first sight? Neither did they until it happened to them. Irish left the military so he could get married and start a family. Tessa was through with men. Never again would she let a man run over her. This story is full of mystery and suspense. It has a few twists and turns with some romance on the side.

Tessa is a nurse. She recently divorced her abusive husband. Now someone wants her dead. The only one she trusts right now is Irish, who she hardly knows. They have come across each other jogging, but she senses he’s a good person. She has put her life into his hands.

Irish is new to Whisky Gulch. He recently retired from the military. Now he works for Trace as a ranch hand. Trace wants to start a security service. Irish is all for that so he can put his military training to use. His first assignment is the lady he passes on the jogging trail every morning.

Release Date: February 22, 2022

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Have Mercy: A Kidnapping Survivor, Second Chance Romance by N. E. Henderson

Blurb:

Now a top 75 Bestseller in the Kindle Store!

We were high school sweethearts. One day she disappeared after class and didn’t come back. She left me high and dry. I was angry. I took it out on her by sleeping with her best friend. Then she showed back up months later with story I didn’t believe. I was done.

Fast forward 18 years and my band made it, I married her best friend after she got pregnant, and now I have a seventeen-year-old son who’s stuck in the middle of our divorce.

Out of the blue, I saw my ex again. Feelings arose I thought I buried years ago. She’s still mine. I proved it against a wall after a heated argument. I found out there’s been no one else since me, and now that I’ve had her again, I’ll make sure there is no one else.

Then I met her son, and he looks just like me. He’s also seventeen and best friends with my son. [Amazon]

This book may cause some triggers for some. Take that into account before reading it.

OMG, I loved this book. It’s one of the best-written stories I have read in a long time. “Until death do us part. It’s supposed to be that simple”. But it’s not. “The thing about me is, once you cross me, I don’t give you second chances”. “That’s the one thing I always knew was true with us. We were meant for each other from the very beginning”. Sometimes a damaged heart isn’t so easily mended. This book is full of mystery and intrigue. It is action-packed with a lot of twists and turns. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Jamie is a member of the rock band, Bleeding Heart. He is a newly divorced man from a woman he never loved. Then he comes face to face with the only woman he has always loved.

Jenna Elise is a senior special agent for the FBI. She counts on Cole, a member of the band, more than she should. They couldn’t stand each other before it happened. Now she’s face to face with the man that shattered her heart.

Release Date: May 2, 2019

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Secret Baby 4 the SEAL’s: Military Reverse Harem Romance (Alphas and their Queens) by Teddy Paisley

This story is filled with suspense, drama, and a secret baby. We shared one magical, sweaty, sexy night. Then he was gone. Five years later, I met them, Kris’ teammates. All four were sexy, hot as sin former Navy SEALs. Adam was my dirty talker. Liam was my gentle lover. Charlie was my wild, sexy stallion stud. Kris was my serious, over-cautious baby daddy.

Sam is thinking about leaving the interview process. After all, they are running late for the interviews. But she needs to think about Max. Then he walks in, the man she met five years ago, the father of her baby.

Kris, Adam, Charlie, and Liam owned the Grand Paradise Security company. They were looking for a personal assistant. As soon as Adam saw her, he knew they needed her. They needed her as a body double, but more importantly, she was the one they had been waiting for.

Release Date: February 7, 2022

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hidden: An enemies to lovers dark romance (Club Exposure Book 1) by Ivy Nelson

This story is well written, full of drama and suspense. The characters fight their attraction at first, then things become explosive between them. A great start to a new series for sure. I can’t wait to read the next one.

Carrie is doing research for a story, visiting with women who worked at The Doll House Cabaret and other strip clubs in the area. She liked field reporting and investigative journalism. Then she was kidnapped and urged to call the one guy she wanted to forget, Peter Mercer.

Peter was passed over for a promotion, one he had been trying for a while. He had gone from the CIA to the Secret Service. His goal is to become the CIA Director, but he’d settle on his own field office for now. Now he’s guarding the one person he never wanted to see again. Then she came into his life and all hell broke loose.

Release Date: January 25, 2022

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

C is for Carter: A Secret Baby Mountain Man Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain) by Natasha L. Black

The heat between us was getting intense. We couldn’t keep our hands off each other. But keeping this secret was killing me.

Carter’s friends were moving to Ashford, to start a logging company with him. Some of Carter’s other friends were getting married and starting families. All of a sudden, he felt alone. He wanted that but was reluctant because of a failed relationship. He has had his eye on a waitress at the diner. Maybe he would ask her out.

Lauren is the manager at Dina’s diner. She missed waitressing but was happy in her new position. Her best friend had quit the diner after she got married and started a family. She wanted that but after the disaster of a previous relationship, she wasn’t sure she could go through that again. She enjoyed flirting with Carter, but he was a lot older than her. If he asked her out, she might consider it.

Release Date: January 26, 2022

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Twisted Bond: A Dark Mafia Romance (Twisted Saga Book 3) by SR Jones

“The best family, people say, is the one you choose”. This series is amazing. Suspenseful, mysterious, and intriguing along with lots of romance. What started as revenge, has quickly turned to love.

Giovanni is beside himself. She’s gone. She’s gone and she’s not coming back. WTH have I done. He’s going after her and nothing will stop him.

Amelia has done it. She has escaped Giovanni. Now she’s headed back to America. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in greater danger now than she was with Giovanni. She should have never trusted her Grandmother.

Release Date: August 26, 2021

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️