Guest Review: Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres

Irresistible Force

Tracy's review of Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres. For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep. Officer James Cannon is one … [Read more...]

Guest Review: Final Lap by Erin McCarthy

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Tracy's review of Final Lap (Fast Track #8) by Erin McCarthy Switching into high gear…… At a friend’s lavish wedding, Harley McLain and her twin sister, Charity, meet sexy stock-car driver Cooper Brickman. The more reserved Harley is immediately smitten—until he hits on her twin. But Harley has had enough of being the “nice” girl, and after trading dresses with Charity, she seduces Cooper for a night of wild sex. ……ready for a hot lap. What was supposed to be a one-night fling gets … [Read more...]

Review: Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young

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Rowena's review of Echoes of Scotland Street (On Dublin Street #5) by Samantha Young. Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wakeup call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she’s sworn off men—especially those of the bad-boy variety. Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid—gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a … [Read more...]

#BloggerBlackout: On Entitlement #HaleNo

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Things have been pretty intense in the blogosphere as of late. A publisher is suing a blogger; An author stalked a reviewer, going so far as to visit her home; An author complained that Amazon's Vine program tanked her book; An author actually assaulted a reviewer. The explosion of the interwebs since Hale's article has not shown many in a flattering light. Like many others, these events have left us feeling pretty battered and bruised. Our faith in our community is sadly waning. When the … [Read more...]

Review: Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh

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Holly's review of Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter, Book 7) by Nalini Singh Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing … [Read more...]

Weekly Winners Wrap Up

Congratulations to the following weekly winner: The winner of the print copy of Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young is: Melanie           You will receive an email in the next couple of days regarding this giveaway. If you do not receive one please email us at contests AT thebookbinge dot com to claim your prize. Be sure to check back every Sunday to see if you’re a winner in any of our giveaways! … [Read more...]

WTF Cover Saturday (89)

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      This week's WTF Cover is a doozy. It's such an epic WTF entry because not only is the cover bad but don't leave this post without reading the summary that goes with the cover.   A man living with only his daughter comes home from a business trip to find a party being thrown in his house. Upon closer inspection, he finds his daughter lying ass up in his bed with no panties on. What's a man to do, but get a piece for himself? But all is not what it … [Read more...]

What Are You Reading? (220)

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Holly: I haven't had much time to read this week. I read Secrets at Midnight,  Nalini Singh's entry in the upcoming Night Shift anthology.  I stopped reading the Psy-changeling series after book 4 or 5, but this made me want to pick it back up. The Long Way Home by Kathleen O'Brien is another novella I picked up. It's a reunited lovers theme, which I tend to enjoy. I didn't dislike this one,  but I didn't love it, either.  I may have liked it more if it were a bit longer. I also read … [Read more...]

The First Book I Loved to Hate: Open Thread for Readers

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Warning: This post contains spoilers! I've marked them below. The Open Thread at Dear Author got me thinking today about the first romance novel I ever loved to hate. When I first started reading romance I pretty much loved everything I read. Not having a basis for comparison, it all seemed wonderful. Even when the characters or plot frustrated me, the ending always made it all worth it. Now I'm much more critical in my reading and rarely give 5 star ratings, because I rarely love a book so … [Read more...]

Book Binge: The Beginning

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Rowena: Before we started blogging, Holly and I were really into the author bulletin boards that we were apart of. A huge chunk of our days were spent discussing different books (the same books over and over again, but still) and heroes and just being ourselves. Ha, I still remember our sign on names for those boards. Holly: Eventually Rowena and I outgrew those author message boards and decided to start our own. We really enjoyed moderating them for a time, but at some point Rowena … [Read more...]

Evolution of a Romance Reader

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Holly: Back in the early 2000's, my life was a mess. I had just gotten out of a bad marriage, moved to a new state and started over. I'm not going to lie, I was in a bad place. My head was a mess. I had no friends. I was starting a new career. I was raising two kids on my own. It wasn't pretty. A few months after I moved to California, my mom went on a roadtrip with my grandparents. They love audiobooks and always had one available for their trips, and this was no exception. The book they … [Read more...]