Growing up, I was anything but a reader. I hated everything about it. My mother had to help me cheat my way through all the required books in school by settling to read the first, middle and last chapters for book reports and tests. As an adult, I LOVE to read. I get overly irritated when anyone interrupts me when I am reading.
Facebook. I am guilty of wasting precious time scrolling through the never ending nonsense but it is a necessary evil! I stalk, I mean follow, a lot of my favorite authors via social media and I love that it provides a way to connect and interact with them on a personal level. Author C.C. Wood
is an author that I love. She wrote The Bitten Series and being vampire obsessed, it’s literally one of my all time favorite vampire series. Now, what does this have to do with this particular review? C.C. Wood was doing a “takeover” in a Facebook group called Cain Raisers
. Naturally, I joined the group and was so very happy I did.
Forbidden love is hell…
“Confident and quirky, Jo Sanford thinks her boss is God’s gift to women–and she couldn’t be further from the truth. Devilishly handsome, Luc DeVille will stop at nothing to lure his administrative assistant right into his arms–and bed.
Over Rafe Goodman’s dead body…
Rafe, Jo’s best friend, refuses to sit by and watch as Luc tries to win the heart of the woman he’s always protected. After all, Rafe is her guardian angel. Suddenly, Jo’s caught in the middle of a battle between good and evil. But the closer she gets to the fire, the hotter it burns. Now, Jo’s going to learn that when love battles lust, Heaven and Hell collide.”
Tempting Jo was the first book by Nancee Cain
that I had the pleasure of reading. Since then, I have read it again; I loved it so much. Shortly after reading it the first time, I remembered a shoot I did of some close friends of mine that fit the book so perfectly. After sharing a couple images with Nancee, I made a teaser photo for her, using one of my images from this particular set.
Models Penelope and Odysseus
Religion. Not something that I have really been interested in. I grew up Seventh Day Adventist but after age 15 or so, I just wasn’t interested. Nancee’s perspective and creativity with Guardian Angels, Fallen Angels, God, the Devil himself, was written perfectly! Her play on character names, Luc DeVille, instantly caught my attention. There is a perfect mix of humor, love, sex, suspense, temptation, without over doing it or leaving anything out.
For me, I am crossing my fingers that she writes more on Mr. DeVille. I’m not sure if it’s the dark attraction and temptation of sin, but man. His character demanded my attention.
“Friday” as Mr. DeVille has nicknamed Jolene, is a young, attractive single woman with a feisty cat named Atticus. Her Guardian Angel Rafe is back from a long break and comes to the realization that he is in love with Jo. Because he is on the job, keeping his emotions in check proves tricky. Seeing the struggles, He sends in help as Jo is drawn closer to temptation. Will Rafe’s love be enough to keep her safe or is Mr. DeVille just too tempting.
Nancee Cain has also written another PNR book that coincides with Tempting Jo, titled Saving Evangeline. I will review this at a later date. Both books can be read as a stand alone but really, you should just read them back to back.
She is currently working on a new book.
The Resurrection of Dylan McAthie (contemporary romance)
“At seventeen, music legend Dylan McAthie ran away from his Alabama home to chase his dreams. Years later, he’s forced to return—coming full circle to escape the nightmare his life has become. Hounded by paparazzi and plagued by the aftermath of personal and professional loss, Dylan craves some quiet anonymity so he can regroup and sort out what lies ahead.
Hired by his estranged brother, Jennifer Adams knows exactly who Dylan is. She grew up next door to his family and has followed his career. But the surly, overbearing man she’s caring for as a private-duty nurse is far from the charming boy she remembers. Nevertheless, she’s determined to be professional, do a good job—and not fail at her first time getting away from home.
As her patient heals, his demeanor softens, and their interactions grow less antagonistic. Soon their chemistry is undeniable—and inappropriate—leaving the inexperienced Jennifer thoroughly confused. Adding to the turmoil, scandal finds Dylan once again, threatening all the progress he’s made and putting Jennifer at risk as collateral damage.
It’s up to Dylan to fix what his fame has so easily broken and find a way to move forward with his life. But will his resurrection mean the death of any relationship with Jennifer?”
(clicking on the images will also direct you to some important pages you don’t want to miss out on.)