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.

Or have a listen to a sample from the audiobook:

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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.

Review for The Warrior’s Prize

The Warrior's Prize, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix and book #4 in the True Love Brides SeriesEileen (Booktalk with Eileen) has posted a wonderful review of The Warrior’s Prize. She reviewed the audiobook edition, which was narrated by Saskia Maarleveld.

Here’s part of the review:
“I could not put this listen down, truth be known.  It was highly suspenseful, layered with themes Malcolm, Elizabeth, and Raphael are struggling with — the meaning of honor, how a person’s character drives choices made, and how events change how life is perceived. It also highlights the angst a person deals with in changing who they are, and accepting the challenge to be better.”

Read the rest of the review on Eileen’s blog.

You can buy The Warrior’s Prize at these portals:
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Listen to a sample of the audio edition:

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