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Susan Mallery

Well I have been reading a lot of books since I joined up to be a reviewer for the website Manic Readers and this is one of my many reviews for them. Today I’m going to be posting my review of Straight from the Hip which is an advance readers copy of the third book in Susan Mallery’s new series Lone Star Sisters which I wrote for Manic Readers. I hope to soon be reviewing the last books in the series for Manic Readers soon and will be posting it here as well so keep an eye out for them.

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Izzy has always been the fearless Titan sister but when an oil rig blows up, leaving her with only 30% of her vision, her sisters find themselves as concerned by her emotional withdrawal as by the possibility that the explosion was not just any accident. Are the mind games their long-lost brother Garth has been playing turning physical even though he has admitted to all the other misfortunes but this one? Or is someone else out to get them? When her sisters signed her up in a survivor training camp Izzy is not happy because Nick, her instructor, is determined that she won’t be left in the dark, in more ways than one. But if he tells her the terrible truth behind why he’s helping her, he’ll never see her again, unless they’re both willing to take the biggest risk of all. Letting themselves fall in love with one another with no restrictions and past baggage to interfere.


Under Her Skin is the first book in her Lone Star Sisters series, which will be officially be released in May 2009 with the second, Lip Service, and the third, Straight from the Hip, novels releasing in June and July 2009. Susan Mallery’s novels are wonderful reads because she always seems to come up with similar yet totally different novels with such compelling characters with intriguing issues. I like her series novels more than her stand alone novels but they are both very good reads in their own way. After reading and reviewing her first and second book in the series I was so looking forward to reading about the last sister’s love story. Reading the oldest Lexi Titan’s amazing love adventure with Cruz Rodrigues as well as the middle sister Skye Titan’s exciting love journey with former Navy SEAL Mitch Cassidy made me so excited about finally getting to read Izzy’s love story. Izzy Titan is the youngest of the three Titan sisters and in the first book seemed like the flaking and adventurous daughter who wanted nothing from her father unlike her older sister Skye. Jed is a man who was never there for Izzy or her sisters like a real father should have been while they were growing up. I like Izzy though at times I thought that she should finally grow up and settle down with a career that she’s really passionate about. Her relationship with her sisters is not as ideal as she would have liked but they seem very close to each other though Izzy, who is the wild child, seems to be a bit of a flake in the first two books seems to be growing up now. Skye and Izzy have the same mother and since she is the older of the two she controls the money that was left to them by their mother. Izzy’s struggle is to come to terms with her partial blindness since she has a childhood fear of the dark that still lives with her as adult.


Nick is just the perfect guy for Izzy because they both have personal past baggage that has really defined all of their relationships with the opposite sex. I thought that Nick was such a wonderfully sexy and strong man who could really use a wild and fun woman like Izzy in his life to shake things up. There were so much delightfully funny scenes mixed in with some lovely intimate scenes that I so enjoyed reading about between Izzy and Nick. I was also glad with all the progress the sisters have made with their relationships as sisters since the first novel in this great series. Reading about all the struggling that they were going through just to get their happily ever after was great fun and I knew that they would get there. Susan Mallery has delivered a wonderfully exhilarating story of the last of the Titan sisters to what I believe is one great new series that everyone should watch out for this year. Now there is one more novel in this series coming in November 2009 called Hot on Her Heels, which is about Dana the Titan sisters’ best friend and their older half-brother Garth. I’m very looking forward to reading that novel because it will give me the conclusion to the series and I am sure it will be amazing!

Under Her Skin review on Manic Readers

You can find the original review of this book on Manic Readers and you can find it by clicking on the banner above to get there.

Well I have been reading a lot of books since I joined up to be a reviewer for the website Manic Readers and this is one of my many reviews for them. Today I’m going to be posting my review of Lip Service which is an advance readers copy of the second book in Susan Mallery’s new series Lone Star Sisters which I wrote for Manic Readers. I’ll also be reviewing the next two books in the series for Manic Readers soon and will be posting them here as well so keep an eye out for them.


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Skye Titan’s wealthy father, Jed Titan, thinks he can still control his daughter’s choice in men since he arranged her first marriage to a wealthy older man who she gave up her true love for. Now Skye is a widowed and single mother, who isn’t the gullible yes-girl she was before, especially since, Mitch, the love of her life is back in Texas after joining the Navy SEALs eight years ago when she broke his heart. Former Navy SEAL Mitch Cassidy comes home to find nearly everything different and his wounds from battle have changed the way people treat him and he finds out that his once cattle ranch is suddenly organic. This is a change that he is having a very hard time adjusting to besides his physical injury of losing part of his leg. But even after so many years apart it hasn’t touched his desire for his first and one true love Skye—or the sting of her betrayal and forget the lip service. Mitch won’t like the answers to the questions he’s asking about why she left him at the altar and about her eight-year-old daughter who he thinks might be his. He wants the truth from Skye’s own lips but is he going to be able to put the past aside to help Skye get out from under her father’s thumb and in the process help both Skye and himself recover from their past broken hearts?


Susan Mallery’s novels are wonderful to read because she always seems to come up with similar yet totally different novels with such compelling characters with intriguing issues. I like her series more than her stand alone novels but they are both very good reads in their own way. Under Her Skin is the first book in her Lone Star Sisters series, which will be officially be released in May 2009 with the second, Lip Service, and the third, Straight from the Hip, novels releasing in June and July 2009. After reading and reviewing her first book in the series I was so looking forward to reading about the next two sisters’ love stories. Reading the oldest Lexi Titan amazing love adventure with Cruz Rodrigues made me so excited about finally getting to read Sky’s love story. Skye Titan is the middle child of the three Titan sisters and in the first book seemed like the daughter who wanted nothing from her father but the love she thinks will keep her from becoming her mother. Jed is a man who was never there for Skye or her sisters like a real father should have been while they were growing up. I like Skye though at times I thought that she should finally see that she can’t always let her controlling father make her do everything he wants because it helped him with his career. Her relationship with her sisters is not as ideal as she would have liked but they seem very close to each other though the youngest, Izzy, who is the wild child, seems to be a bit of a flake. Skye and Izzy have the same mother and since she is the older of the two she controls the money that was left to them by their mother. Now reading about Skye’s past relationship with the love of her life was so much fun because it was only hinted about in the first book.

Mitch Cassidy is such a strong male character even though at the beginning he seemed like a bitter man who wanted to hurt everyone even those that loved him. I thought that though Skye and Mitch have a lot of baggage in their past with one another they can somehow find a way to make it work so they can finally be happy together. Mitch and Skye are wonderful characters that really kept me on my toes throughout the entire novel because they always did something I didn’t see coming. I also really loved the interaction between Mitch and Skye’s eight-year-old daughter Erin because I love to read about children in my romance novels since they add that bit of child fun to the novel. Reading about all the struggling that Skye and Mitch were going through just to get their happily ever after was great fun and I know that they will get there in the end. Susan Mallery has delivered an exciting and pleasurable continuation to what I believe is going to be one great new series that everyone should be watching out for this year.

Under Her Skin review on Manic Readers

You can find the original review of this book on Manic Readers and you can find it by clicking on the banner above to get there.

Well in my bio I mentioned that I joined up to be a reviewer for the website Manic Readers and this is one of my first reviews for them. I also reviewed an e-Book by Keta Diablo called Decadent Deceptions that I wrote for Manic Readers. Today I’m going to be posting my review of Under Her Skin which is an advance readers copy of the first book in Susan Mallery’s new series Lone Star Sisters which I wrote for Manic Readers. I’ll also be reviewing the next three books in the series for Manic Readers soon and will be posting them here as well so keep an eye out for them.

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Lexi Titan can just see the headlines of the town’s newspaper as well as all the other newspapers out there. With all of Titanville, Texas, buzzing with the latest juicy gossip of a Titan, not that she has any other choice. Lexi is faced with exactly twenty-one days to come up with two million dollars in cold, hard cash and she is out of options or so she thought. Except now she has one option and that is to marry Cruz Rodrigues or lose everything—the chain of day spas she built herself. She could also lose her tyrant of a father’s respect as well as the long-standing competition with her sisters for the family business. The proposal is cold and hard when Cruz delivers it to Lexi at one of her sister’s foundation parties raising money for needy children. Cruz has money, success, smolderingly good looks—everything but the blue blood needed to become a true member of Texas society—that he can’t buy with all the money he has. So if Lexi agrees to be his fiancée for six months, lending him her famous father’s last name and his snobbish connections, he’ll hand her a check for two million dollars on the spot. And in six months they’ll go their separate ways, but neither one is prepared for their long-ago shared passion with each other when they were young to throw a big wrench into what would seem to be the perfect deal.


I love Susan Mallery’s novels very much because she always seems to come up with similar yet totally different novels with such compelling characters with intriguing issues. I like her series more than her stand alone novels but they are both very good reads in their own way. Under Her Skin is the first book in her Lone Star Sisters series, which will be officially be released in May 2009 with the second, Lip Service, and the third, Straight from the Hip, releasing in June and July 2009. I look forward to reading about the next two sisters’ love stories. Lexi, which is short for Lexington is the oldest of the three Titan sisters and the one with the most to prove to her father, Jed Titan. The man who was never there for her or her sisters like a real father should. I like Lexi because she is such a real character that is independent, loving, caring and wants to succeed in the career of her choice not that of her fathers. Her relationship with her sisters is not as ideal as she would have liked but they seem very close to each other though the youngest, who is the wild child, seems to be a bit of a flake.

Now Cruz is a hot guy who Lexi met when she was in college about 10 years ago and they had this connection that she had never felt before. Then they had one night of passion. Cruz could not handle it because it meant so much to the both of them—he was so scared he had to run from it. But as luck would have it after a decade Cruz needs Lexi’s family connections to help him achieve his new goal. Cruz has some very serious family issues that have really gotten in the way of his past relationships with women but it is really getting in the way of his relationship with Lexi now. They have something real with each other that I really loved reading about especially since their past relationship is what really brought them together again. Reading about the struggle that they went through just to get their happily ever after was great fun and I knew they will get there. Susan Mallery has delivered a fun and exciting beginning to what I believe is going to be one great new series that everyone should watch out for this year.

Under Her Skin review on Manic Readers

You can find the original review of this book on Manic Readers and you can find it by clicking on the banner above to get there.

I love Susan Mallery and I love her books. The Buchanan Family Series is a good series to read and I enjoyed it because it had some funny scenes and romantic scenes. The Buchanan Family is made up of 3 brothers and 1 sister and put them all together with their cold hearted grandmother makes for some good reading. Here are the descriptions of the books from the back covers and pictures:

DELICIOUS $ 6.99 (Book 1)(377 Pages)

Menu
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Appetizer

Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town—the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife, Penny Jackson.
Entrée
Penny really needs this opportunity, but she doesn’t need the distraction of working with her ex. She’s sworn off romance—she’s even having a baby on her own. But before she knows it, the heat is on…and the attraction between her and Cal moves from a low simmer to a full boil!

Dessert
The rest should be easy as pie, but a secret from Cal’s past could spoil everything. Maybe it’s true that to many cooks spoil the broth—or maybe two is enough to make it irresistible.

IRRESISTIBLE $ 6.99 (Book 2)(376 Pages)

It wasn’t just her homemade brownies that made Walker find Elissa irresistible…
When ex-Marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it’s just the neighborly thing to do. and when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she’s just returning the favor…right?

Both of them have sworn off dating—Elissa’s determined to protect her little girl, and that means ditching her taste for dangerous men…especially former Marines with dark secrets. Walker knows that he’s not cut out for hearth and home…his own crazy family made sure of that. But the sparks won’t stop flying between them.

Now the two are struggling to keep their relationship “just friends,” but with every kiss, their rules fly out the window.

SIZZLING $ 6.99 (Book 3)(376 Pages)

Reid Buchanan was always a fan favorite on the baseball diamond. But between the sheets?
A spiteful article about the former pitcher and current playboy questions his talent in the bedroom. And the newspaper’s just the first bad news. Reid’s grandmother Gloria’s broken hip means she needs constant care—but Reid hired Nurses 1 and 2 for their bedside manner with him. So for Number 3 he chooses Lori Johnson, the first candidate who seems immune to his brand of charm.

Lori’s never wasted her time with amoebas like Reid Buchanan. So why are her well-fortified defenses starting to crumble under the force of his sexy smile—and the kindness he shows her at every turn? There’s only one explanation for the feelings flaring between them—chemistry. Chemistry so hot, it’s sizzling!


TEMPTING $ 6.99 (Book 4)(379 Pages)

Nothing’s hotter than a disaster in the making…
After three romantic flame-outs in a year and a restaurant career going nowhere, Dani Buchanan needs a fresh start. She goes looking for her biological father, but never expects to find a senator running for president. As his long-lost “love-child,” Dani could seriously derail the election—something his handsome campaign manager Alex Canfield isn’t going to let happen. Dani isn’t about to let Alec run her life, no matter how tempting she finds him—and Alex isn’t going to allow Dani to melt his cynicism, no matter how close he has to get. The last thing either of them wants is love, especially with scandals brewing and family trouble on the way. But Dani and Alex are forced to trust each other, and when trust turns to passion, the potential disaster is only a tabloid scandal away.
I loved reading Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery. It was sad at some points because Cody is such a wonderful little boy and it’s horrible that he had that hurtful diease. Kerri is such a wonderful mom and she is so brave to have gone through so many years with Cody being in this condition. I think it was awesome how she went in and blackmailed that Cold Bastard Nathan King. But Nathan only seems like a Cold Bastard on the outside but on the inside he’s just a man grieving for his young sons own death which was caused by the same diease that Cody has.
I loved this book. I recomment it to everyone. I give it a 5 star rating. Here is the book description from the back of the book:
WANTED:
—Single mom seeks billionaire’s pocketbook to fund dying son’s research cure. Will seduce if necessary. Blackmail is not out of the question. Miracles welcome.

—Cynical billionaire seeks working mom with a heart of gold for PR campaign to improve his standing in the community. Must be willing to attend social events. Anyone looking for love need not apply.
It seemed like the perfect match…until the unthinkable happened.
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Phoebe Jordan
Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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