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Danger by Dalliance is “HOT! HOT! HOT!”

I was delighted the other day when I discovered that the wonderful Regina from Coffee Times Romance had awarded Danger by Dalliance 5 Cups, the highest rating they give. Her review is wonderful and describes Danger by Dalliance as “Hot! Hot! Hot!” and “one of the best steampunk romance novels I have ever read”.

Below is the full review and here is the link.

Happy Monday!


“Sarah Rigdon is desperate to keep her father safe and happy. Unfortunately, when it comes to money and anything sensible, her father has lost his way since her mother died. With no money and the tax man at the door, she knows she has to do something desperate.

Archer Latimer is an inventor with a secret; he is in love with his house mate Warren Dorvee an artist. The two men are lovers, but…he is also very attracted to Sarah and believes she could be their third. Too bad she seems to want nothing to do with him.

Warren Dorvee loves Archer very much and even though he has some misgivings about bringing another into their relationship, he is willing to do so.

When the tax collector offers Sarah a deal she knows would ruin her and her father, not to mention just plain creeps her out, she knows she has to find a way to get the money to pay their taxes right away. Sarah is attracted to Archer Latimer but she feels she cannot act on her attraction. Archer is a known playboy and she cannot do anything to besmirch her reputation. Desperate to get the money, Sarah takes her father’s latest invention to Latimer hoping he can make it work since Sarah’s father was not able to. With fake pound notes appearing everywhere and no way to tell whether a pound note is a fake or not, Sarah’s father’s machine could be just the thing to stop the counterfeiters. But Sarah is not the only one who is desperate, Archer wants Sarah for himself and Warren, and not just as a plaything but as their wife. So, Archer hatches a scheme to have Sarah pose nude for Warren in return for him giving her the money on her father’s royalties early. To his surprise Sarah agrees. However, they all get far more than they bargained for when one of the counterfeiters targets Sarah and her lovers. Will they be able to keep their relationship secret? Or will the counterfeiter have the last word?

Whew! Hot, hot, hot! Is about all I can say for this lovely novel. I made more than one trip to the kitchen for ice water, let me tell you! This has to be one of the best steampunk romance novels I have ever read. I just enjoyed it more than I can say. It has a wonderful plot and the descriptions of this alternate universe/time line are just spectacular. This is the first book I have read by Tina Christopher but I assure you it will not be the last. I plan to go and purchase ALL her books at the first opportunity. If you love steampunk with your romance, or in this case steaming erotic romance, then you do not want to miss this book, I highly recommend it!

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More”


Books, Books, Books!

Hi there! I hope wherever you are in the world that summer is treating you to beautiful weather and the opportunity to be outside.

This week I want to share with you one of my favourite contemporary series. It is Jaci Burton’s Play by Play series. I’ll give you a minute to…admire the covers.

Exactly! All done?

I have to say I have no interest whatsoever in sports. I have no idea about the rules of the games or why grown men and women get so excited about a bunch of super-fit men running after an egg-shaped ball, nearly killing each other over a flat vulcanised piece of rubber or smacking a ball with a wooden bat like there is no tomorrow.

But that doesn’t matter for this series. Jaci’s stories are what keep my bum glued to the chair. That and her characters (it doesn’t hurt that the books are HOT! HOT! HOT!;). The stories are compelling enough I can skim over the parts that I don’t understand. I imagine for fans of the relevant sport her details add to the story, but even without that I keep coming back to this series of siblings and friends all linked through their love of sport. I love a series where I revisit couples from a previous book or where I am introduced to the hero or heroine of the upcoming book as secondary characters. Jaci does an amazing job of keeping everything connected and making readers feel like they know the characters.

If you’re looking for some great contemporary reads with chemistry hot enough to burn your fingertips as you turn the page, give the Play by Play series a go. And there are quite a few, so you can binge without having to wait for months in between books.

What contemporary book or series do you count as one of your favourites?

Hot and Bothered at Darker Temptations

If you would like to know what books get me hot and bothered come over to Darker Temptations and find out. For the last two weeks everyone has been sharing their favourite sex scene. Just make sure you have a glass of ice water handy;).