Thursday, May 25, 2017

VIRTUAL TOUR: How to Lose a Highlander by Michelle McLean



Synopsis:

Forced into marriage by their king in order to stop years of inter-clan feuding, Sorcha Campbell and Malcolm MacGregor are each determined to drive the other away.

Malcolm knows he can never trust his new shrewish wife, despite the fact that everything he observes seems to prove that she’s not only trustworthy, but utterly perfect for him.

Sorcha knows she can never let her guard down around the man she believes betrayed her father, yet the longer she’s with him, the more she discovers he is nothing like she was led to believe.

They’ll have to fight their way through past prejudices and their own determination to destroy their union in order to gain their perfect HEA in this Taming of the Shrew meets How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days tale.

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Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, loves history and romance and enjoys spending her time combining the two in her novels.

When Michelle's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and three very spoiled cats.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

How to Lose a Highlander was an enjoyable historical romance! I was originally expecting the book to be more serious, but in reality it was really sweet and lighthearted and I really enjoyed that about this book. Also, I don't know why I love historical romances with forced and arranged marriages so much, but I do and this book was a really great example of the trope. I loved the way that the author set up everything with how Sorcha and Malcolm met before the king made his decision and kissed without knowing who the other was. Having that happen really laid the groundwork for me to become invested in their relationship and root for them from the very start even when they were scheming about how to get out of the marriage. And talking about their scheming it really made for some humorous situations that I really enjoyed, but of course the highlight for me was the way in which these two moved passed the scheming and the hating each other and actually fell in love. Their love story was really wonderful and I honestly couldn't get enough of it! All in all this was really good start to this series and I highly recommend it!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BOOK BLITZ: Much Ado About Bachelors by Caitlyn Blue



Synopsis:

Drama teacher Sarah Callahan has been falling for Harrison Academy’s hot, new chemistry teacher since the first day of school. Unfortunately, this sexy nerd has a policy against dating coworkers after his relationship with a teacher at his former school crashed and burned. So what do you do when you’re hot for teacher? Pretend to be drunk so he’ll take advantage of you of course.

Reed Barron has done a great job resisting the beautiful, quirky Sarah. Then comes the night she parties a little too hard and begs him to kiss her. How’s a guy supposed to hold out against…begging? Chemistry like theirs doesn’t happen every day, but Reed isn’t going to give their romance a chance. He’s learned that when things get too intense, it’s safer to retreat.

Armed with Shakespearean quotes and a Goldendoodle puppy, Sarah is determined to teach Reed how to open his heart. But when he’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime to teach abroad, it looks like she might lose him—and their shot at love—forever.

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About the Author:

Voracious reader with an overactive imagination, chocolate addict, lover of fancy cocktails and tasty edibles, sucker for adventure movies and any music with a beat.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ: Real Sexy by Meghan March



Synopsis:

In Nashville, country stars are a dime a dozen. 

I swore I’d never get caught up with one, but Boone Thrasher made a liar out of me. 

I said I’d never put my heart on the line, but he didn’t ask before he stole it. 

Now we’re facing my worst fears, and we'll see if this country boy is tough enough to see it through.

Girls like me don’t get happily ever afters… but maybe he’ll prove that wrong too. 

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About the Author:

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Brazilian Capture by Carmen Falcone



Synopsis:

Financier turned activist Emanuel Duarte has promised he would find the one witness who can testify against real estate developer Silas Lancaster. Sick of having every attempt at exposing Silas shut down, Emanuel wants to honor a promise he made, and takes from his opponent what matters most—his beautiful daughter Erika. Only he gets more than he bargained for with the tempting—and frustrating—woman. 

Fundraiser and socialite Erika Lancaster can’t believe she’s been kidnapped. Her sexy captor is feeding her lies about her father that she refuses to swallow. Emanuel’s plans will hurt her and ruin her mother’s legacy—and that she can’t allow. Desperate to find a way out of the lush Brazilian jungle, she decides there’s only way to disarm the enemy—seduce him. 

But her plan backfires and soon she realizes that seducing the enemy comes with a hefty price…loving the enemy simply isn’t an option.

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About the Author:

Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beats doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband—living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she’s not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars


Brazilian Capture was another great romance from Carmen Falcone, which is really no surprise because she has never let me down before. I loved this book a lot. The characters and plot were intriguing and had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The one thing I would say though and it is why I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 is that everything happened way to fast and Erika's father didn't get a punishment that was satisfying enough for me. I was expecting some big climax in this book, but it just never happened. But other than that, everything else that happened in this book was great. I loved the relationship between Emanuel and Erika and the way it changed over the course of the book. Their love story really made this book for me and the way that it was all wrapped up in the end was satisfying and made me really happy. Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It was an exciting romance and I highly recommend it!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

REVIEW: Nanny with Benefits by London Hale


Synopsis:

She's completely off limits
In my eyes—and those of every woman on Temperance Falls—Doctor Josh Hutton is the ultimate catch: single dad, handsome surgeon, and lonely widower all rolled into one. He’s also my boss. I shouldn’t want to take our relationship from professional to personal, but I ache thinking about even one night in his bed. 

His control is slipping
I know better than to lust after Bailey, but that doesn’t stop me from doing it. She’s my employee, the person who cares for my son when I can’t, which only makes the dirty thoughts I have about her even more inappropriate. But she’s also a beautiful, sexy woman living under my roof, and that temptation is hard to resist. A door left ajar and a breathy moan is all it takes. One night of pushed boundaries, and all my rules go out the window.

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MY REVIEW

 I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

After finishing reading The DILF and meeting Josh, I couldn't help but read Nanny with Benefits immediately and I was right to not put off reading this book because it was another amazing addition to the Temperance Falls series! Having the story focus around a hot single dad falling for his son's young nanny really worked for me! The whole falling for the nanny is not my favorite trope in romance books, but London Hale really had me reevaluating my opinion of them with this book because it was done so perfectly. Seriously, the ladies behind London Hale outdid themselves with this book. I enjoyed reading about Josh and Bailey so much! The whole boss and employee aspect of their relationship made things more intense and hotter than it would have been if this was just another age-gap romance. And of course I loved every word of this book. I found myself unable to put this book down and spent the entirety of my break from work and commute to and from work reading as much of the book as I could because it was just so good! Overall, this book like the previous two installments was the perfect short and steamy read and I can't wait to read the steamy romances we have to look forward to in the future from London Hale!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

REVIEW: The DILF by London Hale



Synopsis:

She’s the definition of trouble
For as long as I’ve known him, Brandon has always been the workaholic single dad to my best friend. But one night, one evening alone with him, makes me ache for something I never knew I wanted. Makes me aware that he’s so much more than what I thought. He isn’t just a dad—he’s a DILF. One I desperately want warming my sheets.

He can’t stop fantasizing about her
I never should have looked at Genesis the way I do, never should have seen her as more than just my daughter’s best friend. I’m too old for her, too wrong. Dating the fiery redhead with the killer curves could end my career and destroy my relationship with my daughter, but I can’t resist her siren call. One night, and I’m a man obsessed. One night, and I’ll do everything in my power to keep her.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars


The DILF, the second book in London Hale's Temperance Falls series was an even hotter romance than Daddy's Best Friend. I didn't even know that was possible, but somehow these two collaborating authors pulled it off and it was EVERYTHING! I really loved that this book paired up Genesis with her best friend's father. In the previous book Brandon was against his daughter hooking up with his best friend because of the age difference, so to have him basically do the same exact thing with Genesis was so satisfying. But as much as I loved that irony, the highlight for me in this book was just how perfect Brandon and Genesis were for each other. At the beginning of the book Brandon was a total workaholic dad who really did not know how to relax and Genesis really got him to revaluate his priorities not only for her benefit, but for his as well because the situation he was dealing with at work was kind of miserable and being with Gen made him make changes for the better. Overall, I loved this romance! It was perfect short and steamy romance and I honestly can't recommend this book enough!

Monday, May 15, 2017

VIRTUAL TOUR: Romancing the Bachelor by Diane Alberts



Synopsis:

Eric Hamilton isn’t looking for love. Hell, he isn’t even looking for a girl. He has a five-year plan, and he’s one hundred percent focused on that. But then Shelby walks into his life, and suddenly, he can’t think about anything else. Unfortunately for him, she hates his guts, and wants nothing to do with him. But he’s a man who loves a challenge.



Shelby Jefferson can’t wait to get out of the city, and back to her country roots. She moved to Atlanta for a guy who promptly left her, and the last thing she wants is to fall for another man who might make her want to stay. But Eric is nothing if not persistent, and before long she’s inside his arms, in his bed, and she’s falling for him. Hard. But when history repeats itself, and she has to choose between a man and herself––again.

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About the Author:

Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

It's been a minute since I've picked up a Diane Alberts book and therefore this book felt like a real treat. Romancing the Bachelor really was a fantastic romance. I loved everything about this book especially the two main characters. Eric was really wonderful. I really loved his persistence in this book. It had the potential to look a little bit creepy, but his personality made him look a lot more charming and endearing. And Shelby was a great heroine in every way. I loved that she was driven and was determined to accomplish her goal of getting out of the city. The romance was also really wonderful. I liked how things went from Shelby not liking Eric to them being sort of friends to being friends with benefits to finally falling in love. The love story was so much fun and so satisfying and I couldn't get enough of these two. Overall, I enjoyed this book so much and I highly recommend it!

Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.com/tours-master/2017/3/29/romancing-bachelor-diane-alberts 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ: The Magnate's Marriage Merger by Joanne Rock



Synopsis:

The matchmaker meets her match…in one very persistent tycoon!



Secretive matchmaker to the rich and famous, Lydia Whitney prefers to stay behind the scenes. But after one mistake, rich resort developer Ian McNeill is hot on her trail, and he’s more attractive—and persistent—than ever before.

Ian can’t believe it when he figures out who’s messing with his family: a woman who has deceived—and seduced—him before. What’s her agenda? And why can’t he resist her? He’ll get the answers to all his questions, if Lydia agrees to his convenient marriage proposal. But once she’s in his arms again, will he let her go?

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About the Author:

Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

The Magnate's Marriage Merger was a great contemporary romance. I loved everything about this book especially the two principal characters! Ian and Lydia were both characters that intrigued me and as a result they had my full attention from start to finish. I also really loved that this book was essentially a second chance romance. Second chance romances are of course one of my favorite tropes because history between the hero and heroine always makes for an extremely satisfying read and this book is definitely one of my top favorite examples of the trope. On top of being a second chance romance, I loved that this book was also a marriage of convenience story. I love that trope even more and the combination of the two was one of the major reasons I loved this book so much. And of course I really loved all the family drama present in this book. All these factors together made sure that there was never a dull moment in this book and it made for an exceptional romance that I couldn't get enough of. Overall, this book was amazing and I highly recommend it!!!

Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.com/tours-master/magnates-marriage-merger-joanne-rock 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Gabe by Leigh James



Synopsis:

His Woman. His Family. His Company.

When the going gets tough, the tough get Alpha.

Silicon Valley billionaire CEO Gabriel Betts has finally found the happiness he’s been searching for—in gorgeous, brilliant fellow billionaire Lauren Taylor, the so-called reigning queen of the biotech industry. But when Chinese healthcare mogul Li Na Zhao kidnaps Lauren’s sister in a high-stakes game of corporate espionage, the world they’ve worked so hard to protect comes crashing down. Li Na agrees to trade Hannah for Lauren’s Paragon Laboratories and her help—onsite and in person. In an attempt to keep Lauren safe, Gabe calls in his security-industry professional brothers to help get Hannah back. But when the rescue effort stumbles, Gabe must pick up the pieces to protect the woman he loves…before she makes the ultimate sacrifice.   

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About the Author:

Leigh James is an author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She is a vocal lover of strapping alpha males in movies, books and real life, which makes her three kids roll their eyes and makes her husband feel appreciated.

When she's not writing, you can usually find her reading or watching Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Vikings (see penchant for alpha males, above). She has a degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire, which is good for deadlines and word counts, and a law degree from Suffolk University with a Concentration in High Technology Law, which is helpful when writing about sexy tech billionaires with legal woes.

For more information about Leigh, please visit her website, “Like” Leigh on Facebook and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads. Join Leigh’s newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming releases. She’s loves hearing from her readers. Email her directly at leighjames@leighjamesbooks.com.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

So I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars, but really this book was more of a 3.5 star read for me. I say this because while I enjoyed reading more about Gabe and Lauren, this book just wasn't as exciting as the first book. The storyline was interesting and all, but I just really wanted more crazy stuff to happen instead it was more of the same of what we got in the first book with all the back and forth between Lauren and Li Na Zhao with Gabe doing everything in his power to prevent Lauren from getting herself kidnapped or worse killed. Also, I found that the romance was kind of pushed to the side in this book. I understand that Lauren and Gabe were dealing with some life or death situations, but I still feel like their romance should have had more of a focus than it did. Those things aside there were still a lot I enjoyed about this book. The biggest highlight for me was of course meeting Gabriel's brothers and I really hope they become more important in future books because they really intrigued me. And of course I enjoyed the way this book ended. I really liked the way the author left things with Lauren and Gabe. After everything these two go through in the book it was nice to see that they could could still have a normal and happy relationship. All in all, I enjoyed this book and while I did have some issues with it, I'm still extremely eager to see what Leigh James has in store for these characters next!

REVIEW: Lauren by Leigh James


Synopsis:

Two Headstrong, Driven CEOs. One Undeniable, Scorching Attraction.

Being a scientist gives Lauren Taylor a purpose in life. At twenty-five, she's the CEO of a billion-dollar biomedical company, Paragon Laboratories. On the brink of a major discovery, Lauren lets nothing interfere with her work. Until she meets Gabriel Betts, the gorgeous and brilliant CEO of another Silicon Valley startup, and is forced to face her inconvenient and overwhelming attraction to him.

Billionaire Gabriel Betts is a successful scientist in his own right. He's made his way in the world by being an early adapter and never losing focus. Captivated by Lauren's brilliance and unselfconscious beauty, he's determined to win the reclusive female CEO over at any cost.

But what neither Gabe nor Lauren are prepared for is the white-collar danger that's lurking in Silicon Valley... The danger that threatens not only their companies, but their very existence.

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MY REVIEW

4 out of 5 stars

Lauren, the first Silicon Valley Billionaires book, was a pretty good suspenseful romance! Lauren was a wonderful heroine. She could be a bit stubborn and dense at times, but she was still a very powerful and independent women and I admired her character a lot. And Gabe was a total alpha male, which I loved a lot. He came on a bit strong at times and was overprotective, but it never got to the point that he was unlikable. Leigh James balanced his personality really well and I found him to the be perfect love interest for Lauren because they were the only people who could really take each other on. The plot of this book was just as great as the characters. The situation that Lauren found herself in was quite thrilling and exciting and it wasn't obvious how things were going to turn out, so I really enjoyed going along for the ride with Lauren and Gabe as they figured stuff out. All in all, this was a nice read. It's only the first book I have read by Leigh James, but I'm eager to read more from her in the future.