Thursday, December 1, 2016

Book Club Thursday: Clearing Off The Shelves

Hi Readers! It's Book Club Thursday so thank you for joining us. Time is flying by and it's the last of the holiday season-Christmas. It's a happy and hectic time of year, so we at BCT appreciate you stopping by for a visit each week. This week, we are Clearing Off The Shelves. We have a list of topics to choose from and then the story must be at least six months old or older.

Contemporary Romance
Historical Romance
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Suspense
Hardcover or Trade
Any Series or Category 
Sports Themed

My Pick: Cops/FBI

Sinful pleasure and forbidden desire rule in #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh's story For Maggie's Sake, previously published in the anthologies Real Men Do It Better and Taken, now exclusively in e.
Maggie Chavez is in protective custody with a member of her former lover's SEAL team. Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding information from him about a powerful drug lord and the deaths of some SEALs. He intends to seduce her and get the information before she can sell it back to the drug cartel. But the desire crackles between them and their attraction is undeniable. How can Joe use her and leave her, when all he wants is to hold her close and never let go?

The hero in the story, Joe Merino, is a DEA agent. His best friend and fellow agent is dead and the friend's wife has been brought in for questioning for any knowledge of her husband's involvement with a drug cartel. Maggie's husband implicated that she was involved with some unsavory doings. And- she is Joe's ex-lover.
     This is a novella and it's fast-paced and intense. Joe has his doubts that Maggie was involved and nobody is making a breakthrough with her. It's decided that he will take Maggie to a safe house and maybe Joe will get through to her. He has the best shot of wearing Maggie down even if he has to use their former involvement to do it.
      The cartel story isn't the important thing here. Deep down Joe knows that Maggie is innocent. The relationship between the two characters is the focus and what went wrong with it 2 and a half years ago. Communicating in bed was never their problem, it was communicating in the real world that broke them up. Enter a manipulative and resentful friend bent on betrayal blindsiding Joe and using Maggie to do it. As they spend more time together, they put the pieces together on their break-up and if they can mend what was broken. The scenes in the bedroom prove that there is still a spark, make that an inferno, that author Lora Leigh writes so well.
     When I started reading the story, I didn't realize that it was a novella previously released in 2007 in an anthology, REAL MEN DO IT BETTER. That was nine years ago and the story still holds up nearly a decade later. Now, FOR MAGGIE'S SAKE is being released in e-book December 13th. Fans of sexy romantic suspense will enjoy this one.


   B & N

I hope that you enjoyed Clearing Off The Bookshelves. I can't believe that this is the final one of the year. What have you been wanting to clear off your shelf? Thanks for joining us and don't forget to visit us again next week, December 8th, when we will be sharing our final FREE DAY of the year. Until then, Happy Reading!


  1. I have this one to read too. Nice review.

  2. I haven't read her in ages. I enjoyed your review

  3. I haven't read her in ages. I enjoyed your review