Hit Hard (Brava) by Amy J. Fetzer is up first. Sam Wyatt has a mission to complete, along with a little vengeance for a wounded team member. He has no intention of picking up a stray. Viva Fiori's dilemma puts a real crimp in his plans. More adventure story than erotic romance, this one wasn't my cup of tea. I think I preferred Ms. Fetzer's paranormals of yore than her more recent tales. Oh well. I'm sure other readers will disagree with me and enjoy this one just fine.
Vanquished (Medallion Press) is Hope Tarr's first new book in several years, and it's good to see her back in action. Callie Rivers's position as spokeswoman for the suffragettes in Victorian London is firm. Nothing in her background gives her opponents anything to use against her, so they arrange to create something new. Photographer Hadrian St. Claire is 'persuaded' to participate in this quest, yet he finds she is far different than he'd imagined, and causing harm to her is soon the last thing he wants to do. With just enough historical detail to anchor you in the story yet not overwhelm the romance, this one has a worthy heroine and plenty of steam to keep historical readers enthralled. Welcome back, Ms. Tarr! This one's earned four of Cupid's five arrows.
Until next time, happy reading!