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Originally posted at mystery, male confusion and female mayhem are only the tip of the iceberg in the two fun stories that make up this delightful and entertaining book.The first one has a yummy title, The Steadfast Hot Soldier which is quite accurate in describing the hero, John Midwinter He s a solder coming home to help out his mom Sounds so sweet, loyal and benign, doesn t it Not so fast His mom is not Donna Reed or Claire Huxtable butlike a flighty Mommy Dearest It s amazing he s as well adjusted as he is but no one can be emotionally unscathed growing up in that kind of household What s it going to take to bring a soldier some peace and happiness Certainly not a brash and aggressive woman Nope, he needed a tiny dancer.Veda is a sweetheart She has some New York experience under her belt so she s not as countrified as John expected her to be I enjoyed how the heroine slowly chipped away at John s preconceptions and resistance little by little and the only tactic she used was being herself She has her own baggage to deal with, like an interfering over loving mother, and a bird that quips jokes and complains of bunions She s got a big heart, and a huge crush on John, a k a Bear.I loved how John Bear went with his instincts It caused a whole new kind of conflict between him and Veda which ultimately leads to what a reader expects them falling in love for real and a happily ever after What s awesome is the sense of humor and tongue in cheek encounters that lead to real tongue in cheek, and other places, which lead to some very steamy and exciting encounters between the two Their passionate encounters were placed well in the story and the author wrote them with vivid language that highlighted the action.Another great aspect of this story is the townspeople The author effectively tapped into what makes a community vibrant and interesting gossip, well meaning manipulation, a sense of connection and a competitive baking contest John Bear finds something equally valuable and stunning the longer he stays in the town he never wanted to come back to When I combined the townsfolk viewpoint of him, Veda s tender and accepting love,and the final revelation of what the town of Hydrangea actually offered the hero, it generated a very warm and happy feeling.The Steadfast Hot Soldier is entertaining, delightful, certainly spicy but full of charm and ends up with a wonderfully satisfying happy ever after.The next novella, Wild Thing by Tawny Weber, is an incredibly exciting who done it combined with a whacky and unlikely romance There arelaughs and passionate sighs in store for readers and it s guaranteed fun.Percy is the put upon hero who has gone to the dogs He s a macho P I who has better,important things to do, like save his sanity, than search for a spoiled yappy puppy However his ever faithful and convincing secretary bullies him to do this one last, little, easy, quick and painlessly simple innocuous case Nothing is ever that smooth and uncomplicated and I was already grinning with anticipation Sure enough, Percy finds trouble in spades and curves and flashing eyes as he finds the source of all his inner turmoil and personal strife gagged and tied up in a chair Why is that sweet innocent woman the cause of his internal angst I m not saying It ll ruin the fun.Andrea is in a bind literally The last person she expects to see is the one that walks through her business s door That whole scene is pretty darned funny and again, I m not going to give details Suffice to day, it set the tone for the story as well as the conflict, and it makes clear that the push pull attraction that exists between the heroine and Percy is going to be one of the funniest highlights of the story And the most rewarding, and hot and very romantic.The most endearing character is Medusa I think those dogs are weird looking and certainly Percy starts off in agreement What s adorable is how Percy slowly yet inexplicably finds himself changing his perceptions and opinion about the little canine And the dog s response to him is pure giggles and sweetness Ultimately, he becomes a warrior on Medusa s behalf and it gets pretty exciting.The mystery is about trying to figure out who is really trying to kidnap the dog There are a lot of suspects and the answer isn t a simple one The author wove a wonderful and interesting criminal plot throughout the story to spice up and complicate Andrea and Percy s growing relationship.What the hero does at the end is clever, shifty and downright genius and it turns out to be the best engagement gift a man could give to a woman like Andrea It s the key to making their happy ever after possible and it gave me the warm and fuzzies There were a couple of emotional loose ends that the hero and heroine tied up at the end and the final line in the book was a hoot.Wild Thing ended as it began, with a grin Ms Weber consistently shares her sense of humor with readers through the antics of her characters and she s succeeded again I was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end.Blazing Bedtime Stories, Volume VII isn t a book that will put you to sleep, instead those bedtime stories will help you dream saucy and sexy dreams with delicious heroes that know how to love their women It s a great read and I recommend this book for any reader who likes a variety of action, heart, mystery with grand and romantic gestures and happily ever afters that satisfy Ms Nelson and Ms Weber sure know their way around romance. The Steadfast Hot Soldier Rhonda NelsonThis one was okay Bear has come back to his hometown on leave, only to discover his crappy mother has bailed, AND stuck him with a job fixing up her own dance studio The new owner is a Tiny Dancer, Veda, who once had a big crush on him, and it s not gone away.One of my pet peeves is the giant hero and the tiny heroine generally I find that creepy, and or badly choreographed, but in this case, the author s done her homework or perhaps, fieldwork and the sex scenes are steamy and believable.Wild Thing Tawny WeberI was a little annoyed when Andrea kept repetitiously referring to her 15 extra pounds in the first few chapters we get it, we get it, she feels fat and insecure Likewise, the hero, Percy, could STOP joking referring to how good he is with the ladies However, when Medusa the butt ugly but rare dog came into the picture, I really began to enjoy this story, and laughed out loudthan once.It s a good read, but not a great one, and one further annoyance was the book was simply put together on the cheap The paper felt low quality, and the margins were all over the place. I really loved both of these stories great reads Two sizzling hot stories in one novel Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com THE STEADFAST HOT SOLDIER by Rhonda NelsonBetween his skill and size, Major John Bear Midwinter, a U.S Army ranger, is a natural warrior Although he did not feel that he owed his mother anything, he had returned to his hometown of Hydrangea to ready his mother s dance studio and apartment for sale Bear does not even know his father s name His mother had been a gifted ballet dancer in New York when she got pregnant with him and every day she let him know how he had ruined her life, body and career The happiest day in his life was when he left home to go to college But now he has hopes that she may have changed and hopes they can build a relationship while he is back in town However, when he arrives, she is just leaving for the airport and a trip to Paris, leaving everything up to him.Veda Hayes is tiny and she had been young when she knew Bear so he had given her the nickname Tiny Dancer since she took ballet lessons from his mother After her dream of joining an international ballet tour was dashed by one too many stress fractures, she decided to purchase the studio owned by Bear s mother Now that he is back in town, she sees that he is even bigger and handsomer than she remembered Seeing him again makes her insides melt, but then he had always had that effect on her All of the girls had had a crush on teenage Bear, but he had held her twelve year old heart in the palm of his giant hand When she heard he was returning to town to help his mother, all of those old feelings had sprung back to life But that is the last thing she needs to feel when she is in the midst of rebuilding her life and starting a new business As the divorced women in town begin to come on to Bear, he gets Veda to pretend to be his girlfriend But this act soon becomes all too real Do they have a chance at a future together, or will he leave her behind when he finishes the renovations In this delightful story, author Rhonda Nelson takes a friendship between two childhood friends and a secret crush and turns it into a forever after love In THE STEADFAST HOT SOLDIER, readers cannot help but have empathy for Bear s relationship with his mother and his vulnerable childhood I found myself rooting for Bear and Veda to get together These two seem to be meant for each other I look forward to readingof Ms Nelson s work.http readrhondanelson.com WILD THING by Tawny WeberLately, Private Investigator Percy Graham seems to be on a losing streak, including the woman he has been unable to forget After spending a passionate night with her, he awoke to find her gone Since then he has not been able to reach her She will not even answer his phone calls or respond to his messages He has decided to take a break from trying to drum up customers and to put off the thought of taking on a partner Getting ready to fly off on a vacation, he agrees to take on a last minute assignment A client is in the middle of a custody battle with his ex wife over their Chinese Crested dog known as Medusa He claims to have custody of the dog, but his ex wife refuses to relinquish her But now that Medusa is at the groomers, it is the perfect time to retrieve her After all, it should not take long to stop at the upscale Fur sace Salon, pick up the dog, return her and be on his way.Andrea Turner, who owns the Fur sace Salon, has been trying to forget her night of passion with Percy Being curvy, she believes her svelte sisters are muchbeautiful than she is So after their night together, she had taken one look at him and realized that she could never hold onto a man like him She had seen the way other women wanted him and figured he probably had a harem So she had bolted.Arriving at the salon, Percy heard strange noises and found the woman of his dreams tied to a chair and gagged Releasing her, he discovered that a thug had taken the dog that Percy was supposed to pick up He agrees to go after the criminal, but Andrea insists on going with him After all, the dog had been taken while in her custody As they search together for the dog, Percy is given a chance to show her how much he cares for her Will he be able to win her, or will she continue to give him the cold shoulder Author Tawny Weber is known for her hot, sassy romances and this one is no exception With attitude, passion, suspense and romance, this story is brought to life right before your eyes WILD THING is a delightfully sensual romance that will turn first time readers of Ms Weber s work into fans I highly recommend this story and look forward to Ms Weber s next novel, NICE AND NAUGHTY due out in December.http www.tawnyweber.com Hot, hot, hot These two scrumptiously sensual stories by bestselling authors, Tawny Weber and Rhonda Nelson, which comprise the book BLAZING BEDTIME STORIES, VOLUME VII, will capture your attention from the very beginning as they turn up the heat If you enjoy stories with plenty of spice, sass and humor, this is the book for you Combining humor, sizzling passion, charismatic characters, intriguing plots and romance, Ms Weber and Ms Nelson have penned winners Do not miss this unforgettable novel Dottie, RomanceJunkies.com [ FREE ] ♵ Blazing Bedtime Stories, Volume VII ⚑ It S Bedtime And Bestselling Authors Rhonda Nelson And Tawny Weber Have Two Deliciously Wicked Tales To Tell You The Steadfast Hot Soldier By Rhonda Nelson Army Ranger Tucker Bear Midwinter Has Two Rules When It Comes To The Ladies No Tiny Women, And No Dancers So Why Does Petite Ballet Teacher Veda Hayes Turn His Blood Into Liquid Fire Still, The Heat Between Them Won T Be Denied Will This Soldier Meltor Burn Up Wild Thing By Tawny Weber Compared To Her Beautiful Siblings, Groomer Andrea Tanner Always Felt Like An Ugly Stepsister But When She S Left Tied Up And Fuming, Her Prize Pooch, Medusa, Stolen, Andrea Can T Help Hoping Her Prince Will Come And He Does Hunky PI Percy Graham Arrives In Time To Save The Day And To Remind Her That He Hasn T Forgotten The Naughty Night They Once Shared I just loved The Steadfast Hot Tin Soldier There was just something sweetly compelling about Bear and Veda One of my dislikes has always been interfering parents, but even Veda s super annoying mother couldn t ruin this for me I give this novella 5 stars Wild Thing was a 3 1 2 stars It was a pleasant enough read, there just wasn t any punch to it I thought the elaborate dognapping plot was implausible and never did feel a spark between Andrea and Percy. I loved the Rhonda Nelson half of this book Rhonda Nelson s stories are always a lot of fun, and this one was no different The novelette by Tawny Weber was trite, and forced and just plain pretty darned bad One of those stories that makes me wish I didn t feel the compulsion to finish every story book I start. This was a fun, quick read with two new to me authors I think I enjoyed story number two a little bit better but I think that s going to be a personal preference I just found it a little sexier than the first Other than that, great introduction to new authors and a fun read. I loved Rhonda Nelson s story, THE STEADFAST SOLDIER Tawny Weber s story, WILD THING, was good, but seemedlike a romantic comedy than a Blaze. Miniseries Bedtime StoriesCategory Passion