Borrowing a Bachelor by Karen Kendall borrowed is something new… 

Nikki Fine’s debut as an exotic dancer is also her closing act. Because the moment she pops out of the “cake” at a bachelor party, Nikki manages to whack Adam Burke. Fortunately, he overlooks their collision, which leads to a very private – and satisfying – encounter.

But it seems this fling isn’t meant to be. It turns out Adam is a conflict of interest at Nikki’s new day job – the one she can’t afford to lose. Resisting him is easier said than done when he keeps turning up at the office. Maybe she can risk borrowing this bachelor one more time…

All the Groom’s Men: These guys are too hot to be left at the altar!


I'm always happy to read a Blaze romance and wasn't put off by the unusual premise or how the characters meet in the beginning. Unfortunately, after reading the book I feel that these are the only positive things I can say about it.

Firstly - the characters. Adam was far too immature for my tastes right off the bat and not just because he was only 25. I prefer the male lead to be a strong, confident man but Adam was a juvenile, college boy. Nikki, however, just left me shaking my head in disgust. She too was young, immature and so whiney that I actually couldn't stand her. The pair had no chemistry and the sex scenes were embarrassing to say the least. I want to read about men I want for my own and women that can inspire me - not two kids fumbling and groping about, playing at love and sex.

The plot was flimsy and ridiculous and just didn't interest me at all, I'm afraid. The language used was unbelievably unsophisticated and I just couldn't believe how the characters acted and interacted.

Whenever I put this book down, which was often, I started thinking that perhaps I was being too harsh and that it couldn't have been that bad. So I would pick it up to read again and find out that yes, it really was that bad.

Some books are so bad they are funny. This book didn't even reach those heights. I'm actually flabbergasted that this was a Blaze book and will be avoiding this author from now on. I'm still shaking my head that I wasted so much of my time reading this book and I can't recommend it by any stretch of the imagination. 1 star.


224 pages

Once Upon a Valentine by Various Authors had long, gorgeous hair

Summer Tomlinson always had a thing for Andrew Macmillan. Now that they're business partners--as well as bed partners!--Summer wonders if letting her hair down will catch him for good....

He sought a sleeping beauty

Historian Ashlynn Scott is seeking the fabled castle of Sleeping Beauty. But with just one kiss, she finds herself tangled up--and tangled in the sheets!--with a rogue adventurer. She might never want to wake up!

She was being chased by every man

Ginger Redman wanted to be irresistible, so she made a wish on a magic cookie. And the baked treat delivers--sending her sexy best friend, Stephen Fox, right into her bed!


All Tangled Up by Stephanie Bond
Andrew is back in his small town after the death of his estranged father. He finds his father's estate in turmoil but can gorgeous neighbour, Summer, with long flowing hair, lead him back to find a happily ever after.

I swear I've read this story a hundred times before - man back in home town, estranged father, girl who loved him when younger etc etc etc. This really didn't excite or interest me and apart from Summer's hair I could see little resemblance to the fairy tale.

Sleeping with a Beauty by Leslie Kelly
Historian, Ashlynn is searching for Sleeping Beauty's castle when she finds herself accosted by rogue adventurer, Raine. With one kiss Ashlynn realises that even though she hasn't found her castle perhaps she has found her Prince Charming.

In this cute and unique story we travel back to the fairytale land of Elatyria which featured in a few of Kelly's previous short stories. Both Raine and Ashlynn are lovely characters and their love story is cute and satisfying.

Catch Me by Michelle Rowen
All Ginger wants for Valentine's Day is for men to want her so that she can have her pick rather than being stood up on the most romantic night of the year. But when a magic cookie makes her dream come true she takes refuge in the arms of her best friend, Stephen, the one man she dreams of having a happily ever after with.

I couldn't remember much about the tale of the Gingerbread Man but when I read this story I definitely saw the clever similarities. I loved both Ginger and Stephen and their relationship was so sweet. I've never read Michelle Rowen before but I'll look out for other Blaze books by her in the future. Good fun.


I didn't like the first story at all but the other two certainly made up for it. If you're looking for light, sweet and romantic stories then even with the bad apple at the start I would still recommend this book to you. 4 stars.


224 pages

Johnny Loves Krissy by KyAnn Waters
Kristina Taylor's biological clock just went off. She has endometriosis. Now “who's your baby's daddy” just took on a completely new meaning. A brilliant plan for conception includes her hot best friend Johnny Huston. Taking him to bed won’t be a hardship—if she can only get him to play by her rules. After all, she wants to maintain their friendship. Not easy if he ends up being the best sex of her life.

Knock her up? Krissy has to be crazy. Or is she? Johnny has loved her since high school. Her plan might not include life after baby. His does. But how is he going to show her how good they can be together with all her rules—no kissing, no touching, no caressing. He can make love to her, but she’s determined not to enjoy it. To hell with that and to hell with her rules. He’s determined to show her friendship is the best foundation for a relationship.

But there are always complications…

With Johnny, Krissy is afraid to look to the future. Right now, she can’t get enough of the present, and she dreads the thought of losing what she’s had with him in the past.


I was in the mood for a light, erotic tale and as I enjoy the storyline where friends fall in love I thought this one sounded perfect.

Almost from the start I realised that this story wasn't going to hit the right notes with me. Both our main characters were of college age and acted like it. Their priorities certainly weren't the same as if they had been a little older or more mature. There's nothing wrong with that but it made me dubious about whether they were making choices that could last in the long run.

I didn't really find either of the main characters likeable or relatable, either. Johnny was fair but Krissy just didn't do it for me. She was touted as a slim, gorgeous girl with oversized surgically enhanced breasts and her personality came across as childish, demanding and unsympathetic. The pair were constantly playing games with each other or creating conflict that a simple conversation could have sorted out - very frustrating.

Now onto the sex. Perhaps because of my points above, I found the sex completely unsatisfying despite there being a lot of it. It was a little tawdry and I got bored with them boinking, not boinking etc etc. There was also Johnny's fixation with Krissy's 'ass' which could only lead to one thing. This doesn't do it for me at all and even so, was written in a way that made me feel quite uncomfortable.

Good points about this book are that it's short and fairly inexpensive. Apart from that the elements just didn't work for me and I can't recommend it. 1 star.


234 pages

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