Brody by Emma Lang

Brody (Circle Eight Book #2) By Emma Lang

My Review:

Wow, where do I start. Honestly one of the most enjoyable books in a long time. I picked it up and had a hard time putting it down (thank goodness I travel a lot for work and can read!).

Brody is on the hunt for Benji the missing Graham brother. As he sets out on the trail he is shocked to find out that Olivia Graham followed him and is planning on joining him on his search. He does not want her and hopes to convince her that this is not a place she wants to be. Olivia does not back down and proves time and time again that Brody needs her as a partner.  I was hooked on Olivia  from the beginning.

I will say that I did not like Olivia when she was introduced in the first book, she was a bitch, let’s be honest. But I will admit now that I really like her. Wow, is she a great character. It was great to see the transformation of Olivia from the first book to this one.  And Brody, where do I start. The rugged, moody Texas Ranger, he just sounds hot! You knew he was not happy being stuck with Olivia as he searched for her missing brother Benji.  The chemistry between them is hot and you can feel that they are into each other.  I really enjoyed the steam scenes between them and even their bickering back and forth.

Brody is really, really well done. I got hooked in the story within the first chapter and I was glued to the pages.  All the additional characters came together to create a really believable story and at the same time making me emotionally interested in the outcome. You really pull for Brody, Olivia and the Graham family.

Author Website:

www.EmmaLang.com

Synopsis from Book/Publisher:

A year after their family was brutally torn apart, the Graham siblings begin to put their lives back together at their ranch in East Texas. With their parents gone, their bonds will truly be tested…Olivia Graham has worked hard to take care of her younger brothers and sisters at the Circle Eight Ranch. But their family circle was broken when their young brother Benjy disappeared. She can’t shake the feeling that he must be out there, somewhere. Brody Armstrong, a handsome but rough-around-the-edges Texas Ranger, has been working on their case for months, and now he has a promising lead. As Liv follows him across the rugged Texas landscape and into Mexico, she’ll begin to find the answers she needs—as Brody finds a passion he didn’t know he wanted…

ISBN-13: 9780758269058

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation

Publication date: 6/26/2012

Where to Purchase:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Brody-Circle-Eight-Emma-Lang/dp/0758269056/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340757372&sr=8-1&keywords=brody

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brody-emma-lang/1107159287?ean=9780758269058

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Standoff by Lauren Dane

Standoff  (Cascadia Wolves Book #5) By Lauren Dane

My Review:

Woo Woo, Cade finally gets his story! I have loved Cade Warden from the beginning and I am so happy to read his story. Cade is definitely a drool worthy character, he is the Alpha of Cascadia Pack and tired of sitting at home when other people are in the field. Cade decides to go to Chicago to work on stopping Pellini and the war.

Grace Pellini is Warren’s sister and comes to the wolves with some information to help stop Pellini and his group. She is a doctor and has been working in the lab, so she has access to some important information.  When she meets Cade at this meeting, they both realize that they are mates.  After living away from wolves for so long Grace is overwhelmed that she has a wolf mate and is part of a family.

This book pretty much wraps up the war that has been going on for the last several books. It was a great ending to the story. Quite the twist at the end of with Cade’s new position but it feels right.

Category/Tags:

Paranormal, Shifter, Cascadia Wolves, Lauren Dane

Synopsis from Book/Publisher:

Cade Warden has always put his Pack first, setting aside everything else even his need for a mate. Now Warren Pellini has a new biological weapon, threatening everything Cade holds dear. Into his life walks Grace Pellini, sister of his greatest enemy and his destined mate. Grace walks a dangerous line, gathering information to aid the Nationally Allied Packs. In the midst of their rising passion and desperate search for the key to disabling the weapon, Pellini raises the stakes with a Challenge. Grace must stand by, Cades life in her hands, as her mate risks everything for his people

ISBN-13: 9781605040950

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, LTD

Publication date: 4/1/2009

Author Website:

www.LaurenDane.com

Where to Purchase:

Samhaim:

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/standoff-p-2481.html

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Standoff-Cascadia-Wolves-Book-ebook/dp/B0016IXM7I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340675441&sr=8-3&keywords=standoff

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/standoff-lauren-dane/1100228537?ean=9781605040950

Matthew By Emma Lang

Matthew by Emma Lang

Matthew is the first book in a new series, The Circle Eight, by Emma Lang. This book is a historical romance set in the early 1800’s.  I have read many historical romance books and Matthew is one of the best that I have read.  Matthew Graham and his family have lived through the loss of their parents and their young brother Benji is missing. If that’s not enough, Matthew has trouble claiming the additional land for their ranch. In order to claim the additional land for their ranch, Matthew goes to Huston to sign the papers and receive the deed for the land. While at the land office, Matthew learns that in order to claim the extra land Matthew must be married. He states that he is married and his wife’s name is Hannah. Matthew now has 30 days to find a wife named Hannah. I thought it was a great part in the book when Matthew said he was married and actually gave a name for his wife.  He does not know how he is going to find a wife, let alone one named Hannah. When Matthew arrives back in town he runs into Hannah.  Hannah herself is a wonderful character, in the beginning she is a little shy and accepting of her lot in life. As the story and her relationship with Matthew progresses, I felt that Hannah really came into her own. She grew stronger and became a wonderful charter.  The relationship between Matthew and Hannah has some rough spots but they do work it out. The book also introduces you to the entire Graham family. It will be great to read more about them as the series continue. If you are looking for a great romance book, Matthew is a great book.

Synopsis from Book/Publisher:

In the wake of his parents’ murder, Matthew Graham must take the reins at the Circle Eight – a vast spread in the eastern wilds of the newly independent Republic of Texas. He also needs to find a wife in just thirty days, or risk losing it all. Plain but practical, Hannah Foley seems the perfect bride for him…until after the wedding night. Their marriage may make all the sense in the world, but neither one anticipates the jealousies that will result, the treacherous danger they’re walking into, or the wildfire of attraction that will sweep over them, changing their lives forever…

Where to Purchase:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Circle-Eight-Emma-Lang/dp/0758269048/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339439788&sr=1-3

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/matthew-emma-lang/1102035363?ean=9780758269041

Author Website:

www.EmmaLang.com