Friday, December 20, 2013

Quick Reviews: Kiss Me at Midnight, One Night in Santiago and Twelve Days of Seduction

KISS ME AT MIDNIGHT by Diane Alberts

Her New Year’s resolution was seduction…

Doctor Ashley Hanes has one mission and one mission only—end her annoyingly long dry streak and ring in the New Year with a bang. Literally. When her long lost and oh-so-sexy ex-best friend, Ethan Pierce, shows up as if he hadn’t broken her heart all those years ago, suddenly she doesn’t want to bring home just any man. She wants Ethan.

What should have been one night of blow-your-mind make-up sex quickly turns into another. And another. Before long, Ashley thinks maybe she and Ethan should reunite for good. If only the elusive bachelor will stop running from his tortured past and trust a future in Ashley’s arms…
(From Goodreads)

This was a really sweet story about missed opportunities and second chances to get it right. I really liked the characters and the interplay between them, how they faced and resolved issues from their past in order to be together. Definitely a good read, especially for this tine of year. Sweet, sexy, and a hot hero - what more could you want?


Lily Stanton's vacation goes from bad to worse when a storm strands her in a foreign country, arguing with an arrogant—and very sexy—stranger over the last available hotel room.
Successful CEO Bruno Komarov wasn't expecting the gorgeous woman checking in at the reception desk to challenge him over a room. Even more surprising, he actually enjoystheir exchange.
But when Lily proposes a compromise—she'll take the bed and he can sleep on the couch—Bruno pushes his attraction aside and assures himself that this can remain strictly business. After all, they're both adults capable of keeping their hands to themselves. They'll share the room, get a good night's sleep, and be off to their respective destinations in the morning.
What could possibly happen in just one night?

(Form Fresh Fiction)

This was hot, hot, hot and I really liked it that way. I loved the fiestiness of the heroine and the drop dead gorgeous beauty of the hero. They were perfect for each other and together, they were explosive. I gobbled this one up faster than you can say 'Santiago.' I would have loved for this to be a longer book than it is - I wanted more Bruno!


Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward's governess misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he’s quite displeased, even if she is one of the most intelligent women’s he’s ever met. His ward deserves a reputable governess, so he threatens to give Adriana the sack mere days before Christmas.
Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she's grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to prove she’s not the reputable governess he believed he hired. If he can seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, she will leave without protest..
But when they find the challenge more difficult than either imagined, can they face the consequences of their decisions?
(From Fresh Fiction)

Unfortunately, this one was a miss for me. I just wasn't drawn into the way i wished I could be, so it ended up being a dnf for me.

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