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Welcome also to Steamy Saturdays! Saturdays is when we have a peek at one of the books that I’ve read that is on the steamier side of romance. Today’s choice is one that I read a while ago and really enjoyed. I hope you enjoy my thoughts on another edition of Blazing Bedtime Stories!
Blazing Bedtime Stories Volume VII by Rhonda Nelson & Tawny Weber
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Release: June 2012
Source: I purchased a copy of this book to read and review
It’s bedtime–and bestselling authors Rhonda Nelson and Tawny Weber have two deliciously wicked tales to tell you…
The Steadfast Hot Soldier by Rhonda Nelson
Army ranger Tucker “Bear” Midwinter has two rules when it comes to the ladies–no tiny women, and no dancers. So why does petite ballet teacher Veda Hayes turn his blood into liquid fire? Still, the heat between them won’t be denied. Will this soldier melt…or burn up?
Wild Thing by Tawny Weber
Compared to her beautiful siblings, groomer Andrea Tanner always felt like an ugly stepsister. But when she’s left tied up and fuming, her prize pooch, Medusa, stolen, Andrea can’t help hoping her prince will come. And he does. Hunky P.I. Percy Graham arrives in time to save the day–and to remind her that he hasn’t forgotten the naughty night they once shared….
This book is one of the novella collections that Harlequin is fond of putting together. I received this book as part of my monthly subscription and thoroughly enjoyed it!
The first story was about Army Ranger, Tucker (Bear) Midwinter, who has been shamed into helping his mother move during his first leave in a long time! Imagine his surprise when his mother is leaving just as he gets there, and he is left alone in the little studio he grew up in. He’s left to finish the renovations that the new owner wants done before she takes possession. Imagine his surprise to find that the new owner is Veda Hayes, whom not only had a crush on him growing up, but he can’t seem to resist. Although he has sworn off of small women, and certainly doesn’t want anything to do with dancers, the more time he spends with Veda, and the community he grew up in, the more that he finds he wants to make a life with this wonderful woman in this great supportive community.
This was a different sort of a story. I wanted to slap Bear’s mother for the years of neglect that he underwent, but at the same time, it was a wonderful illustration of how a community can really raise a child. Simply a beautifully written love story.
The second story in this novella is about Percy Graham’s second time around with Andrea Tanner. Andrea has always seen herself as the plain member of the family and when the gorgeous Percy Graham expresses interest in her, she really doesn’t believe that he could be interested, so she stops returning his calls. Imagine his surprise when during an investigation of custody situation of a dog, he finds Andrea tied to a chair in her grooming business and the dog gone. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime that has been committed and now more than curious about the claims of his client, Percy takes Andrea along on a crime solving adventure that has them working though their issues and dropping laundry along the way!
This was a cute, ultra hot novella that must not be missed.
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