Manhattan Ten Series (Books 1-3) Review + #Giveaway

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Temptress

Manhattan Ten Series

Book #1

Lola Dodge

 

Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance, Superheroes

Release Date: June 12, 2012

Publisher: Samhain Publishing Ltd.

 

ISBN: 978-1619211094

ASIN: B0083WTVT8

 

Pages: 114

Goodreads Rating:  4.03

My Rating: 5.0

 

 

Book Description:

 

Kiss your powers goodbye.

 

Kidnapping a super-powered suspected felon from a Vegas bachelor party is another day at the office for Jenny Ray, alias Temptress. With one kiss, any naughty supe’s powers are hers. Except this time she’s caught by her mark’s boss, who’s no ordinary superhero.

 

It’s Thinktank, leader of the toughest hero crew around. One destroyed men’s room and near-toilet-drowning later, Jenny’s forced to steal an innocent hero’s powers.

 

For a super brain, Tank’s feeling pretty idiotic. First, he let Jenny close enough to get to him. Second, he’s helpless against the tide of desire that rises in him every time he kisses her. Which he’s doing a lot, since she’s trying to give him back his power—only it’s not working. As he shadows her on her various freelance casino security jobs, he realizes she’s no she-demon—she’s a time bomb. Her acquired powers are shredding her, body and soul.

 

As they give in to desire, a shadowy figure from Jenny’s past surfaces with a kidnapping plan of his own. Jenny will do anything—even level Las Vegas—to rescue the man she loves. But there may not be anything left of her when the dust settles.

 

Product Warnings
Contains high-stakes poker, high-end cocktails, and high-flying over Las Vegas skies. Never drink and fly!

 

 

Ivory

Manhattan Ten Series

Book #2

Lola Dodge

 

Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance, Superheroes

Release Date: April 30, 2013

Publisher: Samhain Publishing Ltd.

 

ISBN: 978-1619214415

ASIN: B00BUKRAJI

 

Pages: 115

Goodreads Rating:  4.0

My Rating: 4.5

 

Book Description:

 

That cold day in hell? It’s here…

 

If Ivory’s fellow flight attendants whisper that she has ice in her veins, they’d be right. She’s spent years ruthlessly suppressing her dangerous ice powers, pretending she didn’t grow up wild on the tundra.

 

Her legendary coolness has held solid—until a crazed attacker snaps her composure, unleashing her ice beast and blowing her cover. And she’s not sure if the man who defuses the situation is any less dangerous.

 

When Panther’s trans-Atlantic catnap is interrupted by Ivory’s ice spear through his mark’s gut, he doesn’t hesitate to claim her as one of the Manhattan Ten. It’s the only way to shield her from prosecution. It doesn’t hurt that the Nordic beauty puts his inner cat on the prowl.

Panther tempts Ivory in every smoldering way, but to let him melt her resistance is a risk she can’t afford. But when her past rises up to claim her, Pan is caught in the crossfire…and the only way to save him is to let the beast claim her, body and soul.

 

Product Warnings
Contains one smoldering ice vixen and the sexy beast man who wants to get his claws all over her. Make sure your icemaker is in tip-top shape before reading. Mukluks optional.

 

 

 

Belle Fury

Manhattan Ten Series

Book #3

Lola Dodge

 

Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance, Superheroes

Release Date: Feb. 4, 2014 

Publisher: Samhain Publishing Ltd.

 

ISBN: 978-1619222670

ASIN: B00HF8X4DU

 

Pages: 111

Goodreads Rating:  4.25

My Rating: 5.0

 

 

Book Description:

 

This is one diva with killer moves…

 

Belle Fabian has worked her toes to the bone to become an internationally renowned ballerina. When the curtains rise on her career-making performance of Giselle, she brings down the house—literally.

 

Mid-dance, she manifests a superpower that nearly destroys the Metropolitan Opera House, wiping out a line of chorus girls and sending the audience dashing for the exits. As she flees the theater, she assumes the worst. Her hard-won career is over.

 

The Manhattan Ten’s leader is playing hooky with his new lady, so it falls to Red Ruin to round up the super-powered danseur. It’s just one small, bird-boned woman hiding in a convenience store. How hard could it be?

 

Their first encounter generates sparks that border nuclear and their chemistry sends Belle’s powers into overdrive, but their perfect storm of passion is marred by her suspicion that Ruin is holding back. That secret that could turn the sweet burn of Ruin’s lightning into a permanent scar on her heart.

 

Product Warnings

Contains one lightning-hot hero and a not-so-blushing ballerina. May cause third-degree burns and spontaneous tango

 

My Take On The Books:

 

I’m a scatter brain, my scheduling absolutely sucks and I tend to forget deadlines, so I’m not surprised I almost missed this review O_o. Not only that, but for the longest time I was sure that the series was titled Manhattan Teen. Anyways, these books were absolute gems. Romantic, action packed and steamy where they needed to be.

 

I feel that its safe to admit wanting my own Manhattan 10 guy. Squee. I loved, Loved, LOVED book 1. The story between Tank & Jenny (Temptress) was just too freaking cute. I loved the build up to the big shebang. It wasn’t a love at first sight thing, really it was more of lust at first sight that boils into a steamy love affair… love being the operative word. I loved how book 2 explains the story of Panther and Ivory and how the team made their way to Vegas for the beginning of book 1.

 

But suffice to say that Book 3, Belle Fury, is my favorite of the series thus far. There is just something so sweet about their story. Its different from the others in the sense of trust and vulnerability. They know each other’s real names for the moment they first meet so there is no secrecy there. (Also, I may be a bit biased due to my love of Ballet and wanting a Red Ruin book while reading Temptress).  My only pet peeve is the Angel angle. I didn’t want them to go there are they did so it irked. I loved her character in book 2 and continued to like her in book 3 but it was where the author wanted her character to go emotionally that made me really sad and uncomfortable.

 

 

Temptress – 5 Quills

Ivory – 4.5 Quills

Belle Fury – 5 Quills

Overall Rating

5 Quills

 

Book 4 where are you?!?! I need my hero romance fix stat. It feeds the comic book/ super hero nerd in me. It’s a book that can be enjoyed by anyone who likes romance, action and intrigue. If you like strong female leads, sexy bruiting males and love stories to curl you toes, dip into the Manhattan Ten Series now.

 

 

 

About The Author 

 

Lola Dodge was forged in the suburbs, tested in the retail wastelands and reborn as a romance writer after several strong cocktails. Armed with her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction, she travels the world in search of story fodder and men with accents.

 

Website: http://www.loladodge.com/

 

 

Enter The Giveaway Here

Open Internationally | Must be 13+ To Enter, 18+ to win the books.

1 Winner will get a $25.00 Gift Card to Amazon (INTL)
1 Winner will get a $25 Gift Card to Sephora (US)
1 Winner will get the eBook Set of The Manhattan Ten series (INTL)
and 1 winner will get a Bottle of Lola Nail Polish (US)

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