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Rating 3 Open Books

3 Open Books—Average Read.

Today I will be reviewing Tawny Weber’s May 2009 Harlequin Blaze release, which I got an ARC of, Going Down Hard. I was lucky enough to have Tawny get in touch with me for an author interview, author guest blog and two book reviews for her April 2009 and May 2009 Harlequin Blaze releases. The first guest blog for her April 2009 release, Coming on Strong, was posted in March and the second guest blog for her May 2009 release, Going Down Hard, was posted at the end of April. I have had the pleasure and honor of interviewing Tawny Weber here on my blog and she answered all the reader comments. I also posted my review for Coming on Strong for you to read because it is the first part and ends with the story in Going Down Hard, which I’m reviewing today. In the first book Coming on Strong we met Sierra and Reece but we didn’t get to know them only got glimpses of their hot attraction to entice us into waiting for their own love story.
So in Going Down Hard, Sierra Donovan is flying high on her company’s rising success with her partner and best friend Belle. Her bonus for all of her success is…another sexy one-night-stand with cowboy Reece Carter–also known as the best sex she’s ever had. But when sick blackmail photos start to show up, (we got a little inside peek in the previous novel) fiercely self-reliant Sierra suddenly finds herself needing a 24-hour bodyguard. Now who better than cowboy turned security specialist Reece Carter to protect her because though Reece is tall, dark and dangerous…and he’s getting in Sierra’s take-charge way she knows he can keep her safe. But, oh god, can he make every single nerve ending on her body sizzle and Sierra soon realizes that coming home to great sex each night has its benefits. That is, as long as her bodyguard can keep her alive long enough to enjoy it which I think you may know that from his characteristics he would give his own life for hers if necessary.

Well it has taken me a while to get this novel read and reviewed because life got it the way for me but I have finally finished it. I have to say it wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be like when I first read about it. I had a bit of trouble getting into it at first but after midway through the book I was excited to finally find out how things would end for Sierra and Reece. Sierra is a strong and independent woman who has a tough time getting close to the opposite sex especially Reece since she has a very strong sexual attraction that she doesn’t want. Reece is a cowboy with military and security background that has not had any luck with the ladies since his horrible marriage to a woman who he thought he loved. Together they may seem like total opposites but that is just on the surface because deep down they are perfect for one another if they would only give themselves the chance to finally figure that out. I give this book 3 Open Books:

3 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:

GOING DOWN HARD by Tawny Weber $ 4.99 (Book 1)(216 Pages)

Her satisfaction is guaranteed…

Going Down Hard by Tawny Weber

Sierra Donovan is flying high on her company’s rising success. Her bonus? Another sexy one-night-stand with cowboy Reece Carter–also known as the best sex she’s ever had. But when sick blackmail photos start to show up, fiercely self-reliant Sierra suddenly finds herself needing a 24-hour bodyguard. Who better than cowboy turned security specialist Reece Carter?

Reece is tall, dark and dangerous…and he’s getting in Sierra’s take-charge way. But, oh god, can he make every single nerve ending on her body sizzle. Sierra soon realizes that coming home to great sex each night has its benefits. That is, as long as her bodyguard can keep her alive long enough to enjoy it…

Today I will be reviewing Tawny Weber’s May 2009 Harlequin Blaze release, which I got an ARC of, Going Down Hard. I was lucky enough to have Tawny get in touch with me for an author interview, author guest blog and two book reviews for her April 2009 and May 2009 Harlequin Blaze releases. The first guest blog for her April 2009 release, Coming on Strong, was posted in March and the second guest blog for her May 2009 release, Going Down Hard, was posted at the end of April. I have had the pleasure and honor of interviewing Tawny Weber here on my blog and she answered all the reader comments. I also posted my review for Coming on Strong for you to read because it is the first part and ends with the story in Going Down Hard, which I’m reviewing today. In the first book Coming on Strong we met Sierra and Reece but we didn’t get to know them only got glimpses of their hot attraction to entice us into waiting for their own love story.

So in Going Down Hard, Sierra Donovan is flying high on her company’s rising success with her partner and best friend Belle. Her bonus for all of her success is…another sexy one-night-stand with cowboy Reece Carter–also known as the best sex she’s ever had. But when sick blackmail photos start to show up, (we got a little inside peek in the previous novel) fiercely self-reliant Sierra suddenly finds herself needing a 24-hour bodyguard. Now who better than cowboy turned security specialist Reece Carter to protect her because though Reece is tall, dark and dangerous…and he’s getting in Sierra’s take-charge way she knows he can keep her safe. But, oh god, can he make every single nerve ending on her body sizzle and Sierra soon realizes that coming home to great sex each night has its benefits. That is, as long as her bodyguard can keep her alive long enough to enjoy it which I think you may know that from his characteristics he would give his own life for hers if necessary.

Well it has taken me a while to get this novel read and reviewed because life got it the way for me but I have finally finished it. I have to say it wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be like when I first read about it. I had a bit of trouble getting into it at first but after midway through the book I was excited to finally find out how things would end for Sierra and Reece. Sierra is a strong and independent woman who has a tough time getting close to the opposite sex especially Reece since she has a very strong sexual attraction that she doesn’t want. Reece is a cowboy with military and security background that has not had any luck with the ladies since his horrible marriage to a woman who he thought he loved. Together they may seem like total opposites but that is just on the surface because deep down they are perfect for one another if they would only give themselves the chance to finally figure that out. I give this book 3 Open Books:

3 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:

GOING DOWN HARD by Tawny Weber $ 4.99 (Book 1)(216 Pages)

Her satisfaction is guaranteed…

Going Down Hard by Tawny Weber

Sierra Donovan is flying high on her company’s rising success. Her bonus? Another sexy one-night-stand with cowboy Reece Carter–also known as the best sex she’s ever had. But when sick blackmail photos start to show up, fiercely self-reliant Sierra suddenly finds herself needing a 24-hour bodyguard. Who better than cowboy turned security specialist Reece Carter?

Reece is tall, dark and dangerous…and he’s getting in Sierra’s take-charge way. But, oh god, can he make every single nerve ending on her body sizzle. Sierra soon realizes that coming home to great sex each night has its benefits. That is, as long as her bodyguard can keep her alive long enough to enjoy it…

Tami Hoag was the first adult author that I read when I was in Junior High School. Her books were my first as a growing adolescent and the books that lead me to other authors that I called some of my favorites. The first book that I ever bought on my own was Guilty As Sin by Tami Hoag and I will always love that book. I have almost all of her books and they are mostly mystery books but she started out writing romance and lately she has been reissuing those books and I have bought them and loved them when I finished reading them. Rumor Has It is the first book in her Quaid Horses series and I will be reading and reviewing the next and last book in the series called, The Man of Her Dreams. Katie Quaid, the heroine, could never refuse a dare and that has been true throughout her life. It was the quality that had once made her a world-class equestrian and it was also the reason she’d been elected to introduce herself to Briarwood’s intimidating gorgeous new resident.
It took one week to make Nick Leone the focus of the Virginia town’s rumor mill and so far he was a CIA agent, a male model, a fugitive and maybe even all three. But whatever Nick was, Katie learned one thing right away was that she liked him and that made him the greatest danger she’d faced since the accident that had ended her riding career. In the five years since, she’d buried herself in her business of restoring historic homes because she’s afraid to share her scars with any man. These scars had destroyed more than one of her dreams and it has kept her from ever really developing a real and lasting relationship with a man. Nick had disappointments of his own, but after meeting Katie, he sensed that fate had a better plan all along for them both. And soon he would pose her with the greatest dare of all…to love again because they both deserve to be happy.
I really love reading Tami Hoag’s romance novels because they show me how different she writes her mystery novels after writing her romance novels in the beginning of her writing career. I really loved the cover of this book when I found it on the bookshelf at BN and after reading the blurb on the back cover I decided to give this novel a try since I loved reading her previous romance novels. Katie Quaid is such a strong heroine who has had her share of disappointments but she has tried to go on with her life as best as possible so I think that meeting Nick Leone was the best thing that could ever happen to her. Nick Leone is such a sexy, strong and amazing man who I really think could be just the man that Katie has been waiting for but didn’t know it. I really thought it was so funny when I finally found out what Nick’s previous job was before he moved to Briarwood because it was totally not what I thought it would be but it made the novel that much more interesting. I had fun reading this novel and I look forward to reading the next book in the series because it’s about Katie’s older brother and her best friend’s budding relationship that we get an introduction to in this book. I give this book 3 Open Books:

Here are the descriptions of the books from the back cover and pictures:

RUMOR HAS IT $ 6.99 (287 Pages)



Katie Quaid could never refuse a dare. It was the quality that had once made her a world-class equestrian. And it was the reason she’d been elected to introduce herself to Briarwood’s intimidating gorgeous new resident. It took one week to make Nick Leone the focus of the Virginia town’s rumor mill. So far he was a CIA agent, a male model, a fugitive—maybe all three.

Whatever Nick was, Katie learned one thing right away: she like him. And that made him the greatest danger she’d faced since the accident that had ended her riding career. In the five years since, she’d buried herself in her business of restoring historic homes, afraid to share her scars with any man—scars that had destroyed more than one dream. Nick had disappointments of his own, but after meeting Katie, he sensed that fate had a better plan all along. And soon he would pose her with the greatest dare of all—to love again.

Tami Hoag was the first adult author that I read when I was in Junior High School. Her books were my first as a growing adolescent and the books that lead me to other authors that I called some of my favorites. The first book that I ever bought on my own was Guilty As Sin by Tami Hoag and I will always love that book. I have almost all of her books and they are mostly mystery books but she started out writing romance and lately she has been reissuing those books and I have bought them and loved them when I finished reading them. Rumor Has It is the first book in her Quaid Horses series and I will be reading and reviewing the next and last book in the series called, The Man of Her Dreams. Katie Quaid, the heroine, could never refuse a dare and that has been true throughout her life. It was the quality that had once made her a world-class equestrian and it was also the reason she’d been elected to introduce herself to Briarwood’s intimidating gorgeous new resident.

It took one week to make Nick Leone the focus of the Virginia town’s rumor mill and so far he was a CIA agent, a male model, a fugitive and maybe even all three. But whatever Nick was, Katie learned one thing right away was that she liked him and that made him the greatest danger she’d faced since the accident that had ended her riding career. In the five years since, she’d buried herself in her business of restoring historic homes because she’s afraid to share her scars with any man. These scars had destroyed more than one of her dreams and it has kept her from ever really developing a real and lasting relationship with a man. Nick had disappointments of his own, but after meeting Katie, he sensed that fate had a better plan all along for them both. And soon he would pose her with the greatest dare of all…to love again because they both deserve to be happy.

I really love reading Tami Hoag’s romance novels because they show me how different she writes her mystery novels after writing her romance novels in the beginning of her writing career. I really loved the cover of this book when I found it on the bookshelf at BN and after reading the blurb on the back cover I decided to give this novel a try since I loved reading her previous romance novels. Katie Quaid is such a strong heroine who has had her share of disappointments but she has tried to go on with her life as best as possible so I think that meeting Nick Leone was the best thing that could ever happen to her. Nick Leone is such a sexy, strong and amazing man who I really think could be just the man that Katie has been waiting for but didn’t know it. I really thought it was so funny when I finally found out what Nick’s previous job was before he moved to Briarwood because it was totally not what I thought it would be but it made the novel that much more interesting. I had fun reading this novel and I look forward to reading the next book in the series because it’s about Katie’s older brother and her best friend’s budding relationship that we get an introduction to in this book. I give this book 3 Open Books:

Here are the descriptions of the books from the back cover and pictures:

RUMOR HAS IT $ 6.99 (287 Pages)



Katie Quaid could never refuse a dare. It was the quality that had once made her a world-class equestrian. And it was the reason she’d been elected to introduce herself to Briarwood’s intimidating gorgeous new resident. It took one week to make Nick Leone the focus of the Virginia town’s rumor mill. So far he was a CIA agent, a male model, a fugitive—maybe all three.

Whatever Nick was, Katie learned one thing right away: she like him. And that made him the greatest danger she’d faced since the accident that had ended her riding career. In the five years since, she’d buried herself in her business of restoring historic homes, afraid to share her scars with any man—scars that had destroyed more than one dream. Nick had disappointments of his own, but after meeting Katie, he sensed that fate had a better plan all along. And soon he would pose her with the greatest dare of all—to love again.

This is my second book by the author Lauren Dane and my first book by the author Megan Hart who both wrote this book together. I was lucky enough to have one this ARC of Taking Care of Business and thought it would be a book that I would end up enjoying very much. I’m sorry to say that wasn’t the case when I was about a quarter into the novel and started drifting from the novel since the plot was not really grabbing my attention any more. I did finish the novel and was satisfied with the ending but throughout the novel I had to stop because I couldn’t keep my attention on the book. I thought the characters were intriguing enough when I started reading it but towards the middle of the novel I felt that there was more sex and not enough emotion to keep my interest anymore. Don’t get me wrong I enough having my romance novels full of hot steamy sexy but there has to be some emotion in it mixed with some drama and intrigue as well. I was disappointed a bit that I wasn’t getting it here even though I thought that it was going to be a good read. I enjoyed the characters Leah, Kate, Brandon and Charles a.k.a “Dix” because they are characters with personalities that captured me. That doesn’t mean that for someone else it will be disappointing because everyone has a different taste in novels and it might be just the book for you. I am sad to say that I have to give this book 3 Open Books:

Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:


TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS $ 12.95 (295 Pages)


After leaving the wrong man, Leah Griffins’ not ready to look for the right one. All she wants to do is survive the conference she’s planned and spend time with her best friend, Kate Edwards. But she never expected the conference services manger to be so tall, dark and handsome…or so eager to please. It’s Brandon Long’s job to make Leah happy, and after a scorching interlude in her hotel room, neither can deny that business has become pleasure.

Smart, driven and successful attorney Kate Edwards has spent her life making the right choices. Directly counter to those right choices, she’s involved in a long distance, secret love affair with a co-worker. And Charles Dixon is a bad choice she can’t help but make—over and over. A conference and a promotion bring Kate back to Pennsylvania and suddenly Dix wants far more than a few nights in random hotel rooms. He wants something permanent and Kate has to figure out if sometimes a wrong choice is exactly what a woman needs.

This is my second book by the author Lauren Dane and my first book by the author Megan Hart who both wrote this book together. I was lucky enough to have one this ARC of Taking Care of Business and thought it would be a book that I would end up enjoying very much. I’m sorry to say that wasn’t the case when I was about a quarter into the novel and started drifting from the novel since the plot was not really grabbing my attention any more. I did finish the novel and was satisfied with the ending but throughout the novel I had to stop because I couldn’t keep my attention on the book. I thought the characters were intriguing enough when I started reading it but towards the middle of the novel I felt that there was more sex and not enough emotion to keep my interest anymore. Don’t get me wrong I enough having my romance novels full of hot steamy sexy but there has to be some emotion in it mixed with some drama and intrigue as well. I was disappointed a bit that I wasn’t getting it here even though I thought that it was going to be a good read. I enjoyed the characters Leah, Kate, Brandon and Charles a.k.a “Dix” because they are characters with personalities that captured me. That doesn’t mean that for someone else it will be disappointing because everyone has a different taste in novels and it might be just the book for you. I am sad to say that I have to give this book 3 Open Books:

Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:


TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS $ 12.95 (295 Pages)


After leaving the wrong man, Leah Griffins’ not ready to look for the right one. All she wants to do is survive the conference she’s planned and spend time with her best friend, Kate Edwards. But she never expected the conference services manger to be so tall, dark and handsome…or so eager to please. It’s Brandon Long’s job to make Leah happy, and after a scorching interlude in her hotel room, neither can deny that business has become pleasure.

Smart, driven and successful attorney Kate Edwards has spent her life making the right choices. Directly counter to those right choices, she’s involved in a long distance, secret love affair with a co-worker. And Charles Dixon is a bad choice she can’t help but make—over and over. A conference and a promotion bring Kate back to Pennsylvania and suddenly Dix wants far more than a few nights in random hotel rooms. He wants something permanent and Kate has to figure out if sometimes a wrong choice is exactly what a woman needs.

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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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