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"strong entry"

Taming Kate by Jeanie Cesarini. New Yorker Kathryn Roman inherits a legal brothel in Love, Nevada. She rejects the lifestyle change, but the townsfolk send hunk Trey Holiday to persuade her to relocate as the Madame to the local cash crop.

Jared's Wolf by Mary Janice Davidson. Jared Rocke lives for one thing only to revenge the death of his sister from werewolves. To his personal disgrace, Jared desires Moira, protector of the werewolf pack. Soon these sworn enemies will need to unite to stop a killer even as love flares between them.

My Champion, My Love by Alice Gaines. In 1888 Upstate New York Celeste wants the same sexual and other freedoms granted to males, but denied her gender. She seeks a hero and thinks she has found him in Robert, a mayor, but love makes both redefine her quest.

Kiss or Kill by Liz Maverick. In 2043 DC, the world has dramatically changed and not for the better. Military officer Camille must decide between destroying or allowing Meat the Robo to live based on whether her target can prove he is human. Though he makes her feel good about being a woman, she has doubts whether he is a man or a machine.

All four tales are well written and fun to read because even the sexiest scenes are not written for shock value, but interwoven into the plots. This quartet contains strong plots and solid lead characters, but then again what else would one expect from the no longer SECRETS anthologies.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 1, 2002

SUMMARY

The Best in Women's Sensual Fiction

Taming Kate
Jeanie Cesarini
Kathryn Roman inherits a legal brothel. Little does this city girl know the town of Love, Nevada wants her to be their new madam so they've charged Trey Holliday, one very dominant cowboy, with taming her.

Jared's Wolf
MaryJanice Davidson
A Wyndham Werewolf novella
Jared Rocke will do anything avenge his sister's death, but ends up attracted to Moira Wolfbauer, the she-wolf sworn to protect her pack. Joining forces to stop a killer, they learn love defies all boundaries.

My Champion, My Lover
Alice Gaines
Celeste Broder is a woman committed for having a sexy appetite. Mayor Robert Albright may be her champion--if she can convince him her freedom will mean a chance to indulge their appetites together.

Kiss or Kill
Liz Maverick
In this post-apocalyptic world, Camille Kazinsky's military career rides on her ability to make a choice--whether the robo called Meat should live or die. Meat's future depends on proving he's human enough to live, man enough--to makes her feel like a woman.

 

Secrets: Volume 8
by Jeanie Cesarini, MaryJanice Davidson, Liz Maverick, Alice Gaines

Red Sage Publishing
December 1, 2002
Available: December 1, 2002
ISBN #0964894289
EAN #9780964894280
221 pages
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Other Books by
Jeanie Cesarini

Secrets: Volume 10
Secrets: Volumes 7 & 8 (2-in-1 Volume)
Secrets: The Best in Women's Erotic Romance, Vol. 4
Secrets Volume 3


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