Friday, April 18, 2014

Risk of a Lifetime by Claudia Shelton & Her Desert Treasure by Larie Brannick with Reviews

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Her Desert Treasure
By Larie Brannick

Tagline:  Can their love save her life?

Synopsis: Inheriting her grandfather’s ranch is the perfect opportunity for Meg Reynolds to begin again. The land is her only chance to hold on to the last bit of family she had. But Jake Matthews has other plans. Despite the heat blazing between them, he’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants. When someone threatens Meg and seems willing to kill her for her land, Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. And when she’s kidnapped, Jake wonders if he’ll ever be able to let her know he cares more for her than the land that stands between them…

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My Review: 4 stars
Meg and Jake are terrific together. Jake is the vet who moved to town a couple of years ago. He's got some issues from his past he's dealing with, and isn't ready for a relationship. Until he sees Meg. Meg had come home after being away for too long to stay and to deal with her grandfather's estate. She's surprised when she finds out the amount of the estate she's dealing with and also that a corporation she's never heard of is contesting the will. Meg and Jake meet under not so good circumstances and Meg unleashes some of her pent up fury at Jake. The way that they come together is steamy and hilarious all at once. Meg saves Jake from someone from his past, while getting to know him herself. There are some definite twists and turns, but this road is a good one, and I loved what was at the end. 

Author Bio: Larie is a Colorado girl, born and bred.  She and her husband live in a small mountain town where they are settling into life as empty-nesters.  When she isn’t writing, reading or thinking about romance, she works for two busy orthopaedic surgeons.

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Risk of a Lifetime
by: Claudia Shelton
Tagline: Can she survive his past?

Synopsis: Three years ago, Marcy Bradley let the man she loved go so he could follow his career dream of being an FBI agent. She sent divorce papers. He signed. She never filed them.

With a killer after them, Marcy and JB run for their lives, escaping to a lakeside cabin. Their love is rekindled, and JB realizes they’re still married, but will there be time for their passion amidst the explosions and gunshots?

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My Review: 4 stars
This was an exciting read from the first page to the last. I found it interesting that Marcy would have gone through the trouble of sending divorce papers and then not sending them in. That's pretty much a huge sign saying you don't want things to be over. Be that at it may, JB had thought that things were over, and wasn't happy to say the least. When he comes back to take care of a family matter, he finds that his ex-wife in the middle of a bank robbery and being targeted. He sets out to find out why, only to realize he still loves Marcy and she loves him. Oh, and they're not divorced either. This was an action packed book with a second chance at real love. I enjoyed the hell out of it. JB is hot and sexy in an alpha male way, and Marcy realizes what a mistake she made letting him go. Their re-connection is fantastic and so passionate. I couldn't believe who was after Marcy when it came out! This book will keep you on your toes and then some. Fantastic debut Claudia!! 

Author Bio: Award-winning author Claudia Shelton thought she wrote mainstream when she began writing, but before long, someone told her she sounded more like romance. Then those pesky alpha heroes and the women strong enough to love them, started running through her mind insisting she write their own happily-ever-after. Since then, she's focused on HEA with a splash of suspense or intrigue, becoming a two-time finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier (Unpublished) awards for excellence in mystery and suspense. During her downtime from writing, you'll find her sipping a cup of cocoa in winter's chill or enjoying a drink by the water in summer's heat--either way, she's always enjoying life. Her novel RISK OF A LIFETIME releases April 2014.

Giveaway Info: 
$25 Amazon GC from Claudia Shelton
$25 Giftcard from Larie Brannick


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Mary. Hope Risk of a Lifetime keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspense and romance!

  2. Ramblings of a Book Lunatic is a very cool site. I'm glad you liked JB and Marcy's story, I really enjoyed writing them a happily-every-after. Smiles to everyone.

  3. Nice review!! Claudia, this is a lovely book. Best of luck with the release!!! Barb Bettis