Review for Just One Fake Date at Rendezvous with a Romance

Just One Fake Date, book one of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeHere’s a wonderful way to start the day – with a glowing new review for Tyler’s new book, Just One Fake Date, thanks to Heather at Rendezvous with a Romance:

Deborah Cooke decided to re-write the first book of the Flatiron Five Fitness with a new female lead for Tyler, Shannyn Hawke, with a whole new plot. Shannyn is a freelance photogapher who went to college with Tyler and she has a job to cover the alumni who own Flatiron Five Fitness. From the moment she walks into his office, sparks fly and the story vibe was a lot different from the original book.  I liked it a lot. I liked the chemistry between Shannyn and Tyler, I enjoyed watching Tyler fight for a real relationship with her, and the passion was great between the two.  The original book had Tyler playing two characters, him and a BDSM character with Amy and I just didn’t like how Amy had difficulty seeing how Tyler is the man for her.  In this one, Shannyn had commitment issues, and I liked that conflict better. Tyler had to fight to prove to her that a relationship could work and that he wasn’t going anywhere. There was no need for any subterfuge in this one and I loved how the story flowed and concluded. Overall, so much better start to a series that was awesome! I just want to know what his new billboard looks like with Shannyn 🙂

The billboard is described in book two, Just One More Time.

You can see the review on the Rendezvous with a Romance site, right here.

Thank you, Heather!

Wonderful Reviews for Dragon’s Kiss

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeIt’s always great to see fabulous reviews post for a new release, particularly when it’s a book close to my heart. I’m very happy to share some reviews for Dragon’s Kiss this morning. They are the first ones, and they’re just wonderful.

“What a magical, sultry romance with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Can Kristofer convince Bree to work with him instead of against him and win her heart? Loved it!!” —Amazon Reviewer

DRAGON’S KISS is a detailed exposition of information and history connecting Norse mythology with a modern day supernatural world. With the revelation of other paranormal creatures including Valkyrie, vampires, Fae and more, the dragons find themselves no longer the oldest or most powerful beings on the planet but one of many. The enchanting premise is fascinating and intense; the characters are numerous and dynamic; the romance is passionate and seductive. DRAGON’S KISS is an imaginative take of Norse mythology and paranormal romance.—The Reading Cafe

“This was an excellent, well-written book. I could not put it down and can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Bree is amazing, and I loved Kristofer’s absolute faith in the firestorm. These two were great for each other, and I enjoyed this book so much. I highly recommend it.”—Amazon Reviewer 

“Five Stars
Wow! Amazing start to a new series.”—Amazon Reviewer

“EPIC Fantasy Romance! This series is AWESOME. It’s on par with the big romance Urban Fantasy series’ that we all know. I was blown away by the hugeness of the world Deb has created and the rich characters that inhabit this complex story… I can’t wait to dig into the next story!”—Goodreads Reviewer

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeHer kiss could be his doom…

When dragon-shifter Kristofer feels his firestorm ignite, he eagerly follows its spark to his destined mate. To his surprise, the heat leads him to a Valkyrie intent on claiming his soul. Even so, Kristofer has never met a woman as alluring as the fierce warrior before him. Trusting in the firestorm, he must convince her to fight with him instead of against him.

Trading the life of a dragon shifter for that of her sister Valkyrie is an easy choice for Bree…until she meets Kristofer. Experience taught her that dragons are evil, but in him she sees a bold and noble warrior. Finding his confidence as irresistible as his touch, Bree fears she is being tricked into abandoning her sister. But how can she take Kristofer’s life when his very presence makes her burn with desire?

When they’re compelled to join forces, Kristofer seizes the chance to convince Bree that they’re stronger together. Yet as a sinister plan unfolds, an ancient dragon is roused from his slumber. With danger closing in, can Kristofer convince Bree to surrender her immortality for their forbidden love? Or will Bree’s distrust of dragons prove justified?

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Review at the Reading Cafe

The Reading Cafe has posted reviews of all three books in the Secret Heart Ink series in a feature on their blog. Here are some excerpts from the reviews:

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke“Secret Heart Ink is a tattoo shop, owned by the mysterious Chynna, located in Manhattan’s Flatiron Five. Along with her sidekick Tristan, during the full moon, Chynna creates one tattoo to set two hearts afire in the hopes of the recipient finding ever lasting love….

Deborah Cooke pulls the reader into a sexy and engaging story line with a stubborn and guarded heroine, and a determined hero. The premise is moving; the romance is provocative and fated; the characters are strong and edgy. A quick read, SNOWBOUND is an energetic, sensual and erotic read for all to enjoy.”—The Reading Cafe

“SPRING FEVER is a story of betrayal and loss; acceptance and denial; love and a happily ever after. The premise is engaging; the romance struggles in the face of Reyna’s emotional up and downs; the characters are colorful but damaged and lost.”—The Reading Cafe

One Hot Summer Night, #3 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke“ONE HOT SUMMER NIGHT is a story of second chances; a rekindling, of a sort, for two people whose lives went in opposite directions eventually finding one another when the time was right. The premise is heart breaking and emotional; the romance is passionate; the characters struggle to move on from the past. Deborah Cooke invites the reader into a spirited yet tender, revealing and sensual tale of family, loss, commitment, and love.”—The Reading Cafe

You can see the feature and complete reviews at The Reading Cafe right here.

Thank you for the wonderful reviews, Sandy!

Find out more about the Secret Heart Ink series: Snowbound, Spring Fever and One Hot Summer Night.

A New Review for Some Guys

Some Guys Have All the Luck, #4 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThere’s a wonderful new review posted today at The Reading Frenzy for Some Guys Have all the Luck. Here’s a bit:

“Cooke’s latest in her Flatiron 5 series is a hot frienemy-to-lovers tale that deals with some tough, timely issues and stars a couple who will light up and heat up the pages. Reid is the typical misunderstood bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks and Cassie is a woman with a past full of secrets and regrets whose problems have followed both of them to adulthood. The dialogue is casual, immersing readers right into the story and one of the first love scenes has an OMG result that will blow the audience away. The co-stars help fill in all the missing personality and storyline puzzle pieces. Cassie and Reid are definitely the novel’s rock-stars, so if you’re looking for a poignant sexy heated read and don’t mind shedding a few tears along the way this just might be your next must read.”

Thanks Debbie! You can see the whole feature right here.

Review for Some Guys at The Reading Cafe

Some Guys Have All the Luck, #4 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThere’s a new review posted at The Reading Cafe today for Some Guys Have All the Luck.

Here’s an excerpt:
“The premise is heart breaking, emotional and entertaining; the characters are broken, animated and embittered; the romance is sensual, spicy and hot. SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK is a raw, gritty and sensitive story where, ala Thomas Wolfe, it’s best not to go home again!”

You can read the entire review right here.

Thanks Sandy!

New Review for Snowbound

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeDebbie Haupt has featured Snowbound on her review blog this week.

Here’s part of her review:
“Cooke’s Snowbound is the debut in her Secret Heart Ink series, a companion/spin-off of Flatiron Five. A short and sweet with plenty of heat friends-to-lovers tale featuring a heroine who doesn’t believe in Happy Ever Afters and a hero who’s willing to take one, two or several for the team to prove her wrong. The couple are genuine, Spencer a farm-to-table chef and Olivia is an entomologist who studies the diminishing bee population and readers will get to know them intimately through some fabulous pillow talk during an epic snowstorm. The concept of both the series and this story is intriguing and fresh, the love scenes are smokin’ hot with tons of emotion and the way Spencer won Olivia’s heart through passion and food was delectable! Get ready for a repast good for body and soul!

Thanks Deb! You can read the entire review right here.

New Reviews from Heather

I have some wonderful reviews to share with you today from Heather at Rendezvous with a Romance!

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeHere’s her review for Snowbound:

“First off, I didn’t want this to end. I wanted more from Olivia and Spencer; I really wish this had been a full novel. They were such strong characters together and the plot was entertaining and wonderful. Loved every second and wanted more. Second, I didn’t even mind that this was pretty close to being a novella; the plot was strong enough, the characters were great, and the chemistry just made for an awesome story. This does not fall to the novella curse! Loved. Every. Second. Deborah, why did this one have to end so soon??”

LOL. This review made me laugh. 🙂 Don’t worry, Heather. I’m not done with Spencer and Olivia.

You can read the whole post right here.

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah CookeHere’s her review for Addicted to Love:

“Loved every second of it. It has the kind of character development rarely seen in romance novels. Everything happens within a few days, maybe a week or two, but this one started twelve years ago when they first met, then flash-forward to present day and he is her brother’s best friend, their past is a secret, she is married and he is the bearer of bad news. From that moment on it is a slow burn and a strong build up to a great relationship. It spans months and Cooke does it seamlessly with no dull parts. It was great. I loved the slow build. I loved that Kyle had to work for it and that Lauren refused to settle. The progression of the book was great and the conflicts were strong. I loved how Lauren set her cheating ex-husband straight in front of a group of strangers, and I love how Kyle grew from a man who wanted nothing but one night stands, to one who wanted forever and how he grew as a character. There isn’t anything I didn’t like about this book.”

You can read the whole review right here.

Finally, here’s her review for In the Midnight Hour:

In the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke“Book three in the Flatiron Five series was passionate, with a well developed plot and great characters. Book 2, Addicted to Love, is definitely still my favorite in the series, but this one is a close second. Haley is the perfect partner for Damon and Damon has demons that need to be faced before he can find his happy ever after. Damon’s mom is dying of cancer and he hasn’t told his partners at F5 any of what he has been dealing with alone for months. They think that he has a girlfriend that he sees every Friday when in fact he is at the hospital with his mom. Haley is a nurse interested in therapeutic methods that don’t require medications and has heard that every Friday Damon gives his ailing mom a massage and it seems to help her more than the medications. She wants to see for herself, and possibly, ask him some questions about his methods. What she doesn’t expect is for him to offer to teach her. He doesn’t expect the prim little nurse to actually take him up on his offer, but when she does he is intrigued. Their relationship was hot from the start and I really like how the characters in this book, and in book 2, were honest and straightforward. They didn’t play games. They didn’t say one thing but mean another. Haley was straight up honest with Damon and it was that which pulled him in, just like Lauren and Kyle. Loved it and am definitely now looking forward to more in this series. So good.”

You can read the whole review on Heather’s blog right here.

Thank you, Heather!

Eileen’s Review of Wyvern’s Mate

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, in audioHere’s a new review from Eileen for Wyvern’s Mate, which she listened to in audio.

“Both Troy and Drakina have every reason to succeed in their individual quests–the stakes are high on both sides.  Drakina is intrigued by Troy and decides to draw out her time with him–she has 48 hours. Troy is captured by not only her beauty, but her spirit and finds joy in her dragon form.  So what to do?  Can either do what they set out to do?

I hope you enjoy this story where galactic justice just may prevail and two souls find true love.”

You can read the whole review, right here.

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Review of Wyvern’s Warrior at the Reading Cafe

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeSandy posted a review of Wyvern’s Warrior last weekend at The Reading Cafe. Here’s her summary:

“WYVERN’S WARRIOR is a story of determination and love; specieism and a millennia’s old law that warrants a look into the possibility of change; of heartbreak, falling in love, and finding one’s ‘HeartKeeper’. The premise is entertaining; the romance is sexy and imaginative; the characters are fated and animated. WYVERN’S WARRIOR is a story of action, adventure, and romance where two individuals find one another against the odds.”

Thanks, Sandy!

You can read the whole review right here.