Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blog Tour: Love on Tap by Meg Benjamin



Synopsis:

Wyatt Montgomery knows a barrel of legendary Zoria imperial stout will help his Denver gastropub stay on top. The only problem is the brewery that made it is no longer in business. When Wyatt hears the brewmaster has only one barrel left, he won’t stop until it’s his. He doesn’t consider what this mythical barrel might cost him. And he certainly doesn’t anticipate his reaction to the heart-stoppingly beautiful brewmaster he needs to convince to sell him the beer.

When Wyatt rushes into Bec Dempsey’s small-town cooperative offering to buy the last barrel of her precious Zoria, she’s thrown for a loop. She’s been burned by city-slickers before, and she’ll be damned if she’ll let it happen again. But when things start heating up between them, Bec decides to make Wyatt a counteroffer. One she hopes he won’t refuse.

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About the Author:

Meg Benjamin is an author of contemporary romance. Her books have won an EPIC Award for Contemporary Romance, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Award of Excellence among other honors. Meg lives in Colorado with her DH and two rather large Maine coon kitties (well, partly Maine Coon anyway).

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MY REVIEW

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

4 out of 5 stars

Love on Tap was such a fun contemporary romance. For someone who hates beer like me I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book with all the talk of beer, but really I found how passionate these characters were about it really interesting. Plus, while there was a lot of beer talk in this book, at its core this book was a really well-written love story. The way that author set up the romance between Wyatt and Bec was really nice. I liked that things started out as strictly a business transaction and then evolved as they spent more time together and got to know each other. The way everything developed made this romance extremely satisfying, but as satisfied as I was with this romance I was still a little upset when the book ended because I kind of wanted to read more about Wyatt and Bec because they were both great characters and I loved them. Aside from the romance, I also enjoyed the focus on Bec rebuilding her relationships with people she ending up having a falling out with when her brewery shut down. It made this book all the more satisfying. All in all this book was a very enjoyable romance and I recommend it.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Release Day Blitz: It Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley



Synopsis:

In the tradition of New York Times bestselling authors Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Marina Adair, comes the first in a new series by Lia Riley about two city sisters finding love in a small town.

The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . . 

Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal's plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn't an option. So when the town vet—
and her sexy new neighbor—offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one needs to know that man's best friend is her worst nightmare . . . or that Everland's hot animal whisperer leaves her panting.

The last thing Rhett Valentine wants is to be the center of small-town gossip. After his first love left him at the altar, he's been there, done that. These days, life is simple, just the way he likes it. But sultry southern nights get complicated once sparks fly between him and the knockout next door. When she proposes a sexy, secret fling—all the deliciousness and none of the prying neighbors-it seems too good to be true. And it is. Because Pepper's determined to leave Love Street, and when she goes, she just might take his heart with her . . . 

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About the Author:

Lia Riley is a contemporary romance author. USA Today describes her as "refreshing" and RT Book Reviews calls her books "sizzling and heartfelt." She loves her husband, three kids, wandering redwood forests and a perfect pour over coffee. She is 25% sarcastic, 54% optimistic, and 122% bad at math (good thing she writes happy endings for a living). She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

So this is going to be quite a short review because I don't have much to say about It Happened on Love Street other than that it was pretty much a perfect contemporary romance. This book was all types of adorable, sweet, and sexy with some really great albeit quirky characters who had my attention from start to finish. I honestly could not get enough of this book. It was such a wonderful romance that tugged at my heart strings and had me going from laughing to tearing up at any given moment and I loved every second of it! It had been a while since I had read a Lia Riley book, but this book was so worth the wait and needless to say I really recommend it!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Tour: Falling for the Billionaire and His Baby by Sasha Summers



Synopsis:

When Jessa Talbot’s boss offered her a promotion, she agreed—no questions asked. Her family needed the money, but fighting the attraction she feels for her brooding employer is tough. Worse, she instantly bonds with his infant son she’s caring for. But this is a temporary solution and she can’t get attached to either of them.

Finnegan Dean is cursed. He’s a nicely dressed monster, the wolf inside always looking for a way out. But there are two things he and his wolf agree on. They must protect baby Oscar and Jessa—his mate. While the wolf hungers to seal their bond, Finn fights the instinct. After all, if he really cares for her, he’d never doom her to the life he lives.

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About the Author:

When Jessa Talbot’s boss offered her a promotion, she agreed—no questions asked. Her family needed the money, but fighting the attraction she feels for her brooding employer is tough. Worse, she instantly bonds with his infant son she’s caring for. But this is a temporary solution and she can’t get attached to either of them.

Finnegan Dean is cursed. He’s a nicely dressed monster, the wolf inside always looking for a way out. But there are two things he and his wolf agree on. They must protect baby Oscar and Jessa—his mate. While the wolf hungers to seal their bond, Finn fights the instinct. After all, if he really cares for her, he’d never doom her to the life he lives.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

I don't read as many paranormal romance anymore, so when I do get to read one it's always a treat and this one was an exceptional one. I loved this book so much! It was a wonderfully swoon-worthy romance with just enough supernatural elements to keep things interesting without being too overwhelming. Basically everything that I love most about a paranormal romance and more in that this book also some of my favorite contemporary romance elements as well with some of the tropes used.  All together it made this book an extremely enjoyable and memorable romance that I couldn't get enough of. The one thing I would say though that I didn't like was that the end happened way too quickly. As happy as I was with the HEA in this book, I was still left with so many questions, but thankfully this book is part of a series so fingers crossed those questions get answered in book two. But other than that this book was fantastic and I highly recommend it!

Release Week Blitz: Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey



Synopsis:

The third book in New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey's Romancing the Clarksons series about four siblings on a cross-country road trip, perfect for fans of Gena Showalter and Julie James!

This time, she's calling the shots.

Peggy Clarkson is returning to her alma mater with one goal in mind: confront Elliott Brooks, the man who ruined her for all others, and remind him of what he's been missing. Even after three years, seeing him again is like a punch in the gut, but Peggy's determined to stick to her plan. Maybe then, once she has the upper hand, she'll finally be able to move on.

In the years since Peggy left Cincinnati, Elliott has kept his focus on football. No distractions and no complications. But when Peggy walks back onto his practice field and into his life, he knows she could unravel everything in his carefully controlled world. Because the girl who was hard to forget is now a woman impossible to resist.

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About the Author:

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love. 

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Tessa's Dream Cast for Too Hard to Forget

For the record, this is SO HARD. For the Romancing the Clarksons series especially, I have a specific image in my mind for each character and none of them match an actor/actress perfectly. So I am going to take Elsa’s advice and Let it Go (let go of the images in my head, that is). Enough rambling! Here is my dream cast (the main characters, anyway) for TOO HARD TO FORGET!

Coach Elliott Brooks: Jon Hamm. Now, I’m not talking about suave Don Draper. If Jon is going to pull off my hard-ass football coach, he’s going to need some scruff and a bad attitude. There was an episode of Mad Men where Jon went juuuuust the right amount of dominant and that’s what makes him my Elliott.

Peggy Clarkson: Ashley Greene. This one is a little easier. I think Ashley Greene is incredibly beautiful and she could also pull off Peggy’s devil-may-care flirtatious presence, while still guarding secrets with her eyes.

Kyler Tate: Christian McCaffrey. Okay, so he’s not an actor. He plays for the Broncos. But he has the perfect sexy charmer smile and a ton of charisma. I would pay for his acting classes myself!

Alice Brooks: Kiernan Shipka. Might as well stick with a Mad Men theme, right? She already played Don Draper’s daughter (Sally Draper) and can exude angst like nobody’s business, so she’s a great choice for Alice!

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Too Hard to Forget was an amazing contemporary romance, which really wasn't a surprise because Tessa Bailey is incapable of writing something that I won't absolutely love to pieces. But even by Tessa standards this book was particularly spectacular. Everything about this book worked for me! The characters were amazing. The romance was wonderful. And I especially loved the way that the author inserted the flashback scenes, so that we were able to learn more about Peggy and Elliott's past and how it affected them and lead them to where they were in the current storyline. Also since this book was part of a series I really enjoyed the way that things connected to the previous books in this series as well as continued to set up the next book in the series. All of this made for an exceptionally great contemporary romance and as always I couldn't get enough of Tessa's writing.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Blog Tour: Emergency Attraction by Samanthe Beck



Synopsis:

Ten years ago when Shane Maguire chose the Marines as his escape from some trouble of his own making, he only regretted one thing—leaving Sinclair Smith behind. Despite his best intentions, she ended up as the one that got away. Now he’s back, determined to reclaim everything he gave up, including Sinclair.

Sinclair is immune to Shane’s charms. She’s immune to stolen kisses behind the gym. And she’s definitely immune to that maneuver he did in the back seat of his car… Okay, maybe her hormones are susceptible, but she has absolutely no desire to risk anything on the bad boy who broke all his promises. 

When a little emergency lands her at his mercy, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. And this time, she’ll show Shane what it means to be left wanting…

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering husband, their turbo-son, and a furry ninja named Kitty.

When not dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-after, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Emergency Attraction, the third book in Samanthe Beck's Love Emergency series, was an absolutely amazing contemporary romance. This book was such an exceptional second chance love story with some especially juicy history between the heroine and hero, Sinclair and Shane and I absolutely could not get enough. This was a bit surprising since I didn't pay Sinclair much mind in previous books and when I started reading this book it actually took me a little while to remember who she was, but once I remembered who she was her character and the the things she had to go through really grabbed my attention and through what happens in this book she ended up becoming my favorite of this author's characters ever. Shane on the other hand, I loved immediately. He was so ridiculously charming that I couldn't really help but love him even while Sinclair "hated" him. But as much as I loved him, he wasn't perfect by any means. He was one of those characters who owned up to his mistakes and had really made a change for the better. I mean it took him 10 years to be where Sinclair needed him to be and they still had a lot of problems to deal with since Sinclair wasn't 100% honest with him, but the point is that they both got there. That development is what made this romance so satisfying. There was a lot of painful history between Sinclair and Shane and these two had a lot to work out, but I never doubted that their love was genuine and that really sold this book for me. I loved this book so much and obviously I highly recommend it!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Blog Tour: Saving the Space Pirate by Nina Croft



Synopsis:

Killian Sharpe, is in over his head. One minute, he’s a notorious space pirate with a price on his head. And now, he’s suddenly become one of the good guys. How did that happen? He can only think of one reason – sexy, spunky Ruby Robbins. 

Ruby is thrilled that her mission is almost over.  Not only will she have saved her planet, but she’ll finally be able to live happily ever after with the space pirate of her dreams. 

But a tragic twist suddenly puts everything into jeopardy. And it’s up to Ruby, with Killian at her side, to change to world for good this time. She can only hope they both survive the ordeal…

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About the Author:

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.

Nina’s writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

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MY REVIEW

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

4 out of 5 stars

As the final installment in the Ruby Robbins serial, there was a lot going on in Saving the Space Pirate and of the three parts this one was by far my favorite. I really enjoyed the way everything with the vote progressed and the parts that Ruby, Killian, Zak etc had in it all. I also really loved the extra bit of information we got about Killian's past. And of course I loved the way the relationship between Ruby and Killian progressed because it wasn't until this book that I became sold on their relationship. But as much as liked this book, I found that everything happened a little too quickly for me to be 100% satisfied with the story But all-in-all I enjoyed this book and if you are a fan of steamy science fiction romance I would recommend this book!

Virtual Tour: A Charmed Little Lie by Sharla Lovelace



Synopsis:

Lanie Barrett didn’t mean to lie. Spinning a story of a joyous marriage to make a dying woman happy is forgivable, isn’t it? Lanie thinks so, especially since her beloved Aunt Ruby would have been heartbroken to know the truth of her niece’s sadly loveless, short-of-sparkling existence. Trouble is, according to the will, Ruby didn’t quite buy Lanie’s tale. And to inherit the only house Lanie ever really considered a home, she’ll have to bring her “husband” back to Charmed, Texas for three whole months—or watch Aunt Ruby’s cozy nest go to her weasel cousin, who will sell it to a condo developer.

Nick McKane is out of work, out of luck, and the spitting image of the man Lanie described. He needs money for his daughter’s art school tuition, and Lanie needs a convenient spouse. It’s a match made . . . well, not quite in heaven, but for a temporary arrangement, it couldn’t be better. Except the longer Lanie and Nick spend as husband and wife, the more the connection between them begins to seem real. Maybe this modern fairy tale really could come true . . .

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About the Author:

Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs.  She is the author of five stand-alone novels including the bestselling Don’t Let Go, the exciting Heart Of The Storm series, and the fun and sexy new Charmed in Texas series.

For more about Sharla's books, visit www.sharlalovelace.com, and keep up with all her new book releases easily by subscribing to her newsletter.  She loves keeping up with her readers, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Q&A with Sharla Lovelace

Describe yourself in five words or less.

Snarky (Might be kind of scary that this was the first one that came to mind.)
Introverted
Sneaky
People-watcher (notice how I hyphenated to get an extra word? Yeah, see #3)
Dog-lover (it worked last time)


Can you tell us a little about your book?

It’s about lying! LOL. Truly, it’s about when all your little white lies catch up to you, and what the hell do you do then? You make up a gargantuan sized one to cover them, and then hope it doesn’t swallow you whole. Unless it’s in the form of a hot sexy get-under-your-skin man….then by all means swallow!  (I did not just say that.)

Lanie and Nick’s story was honestly one of my favorite books to write—EVER. It was so much fun, and such a runaway train ride with no hands!  I loved literally watching them fall for each other, I loved Lanie’s spunk! I loved every second of it, and it birthed the town of Charmed, so I hope you will love it as much as I do. 

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

I Hope You Dance

Name one thing you won’t leave home without.

My phone and a hair tie on my wrist. (That’s 2. Damn I have trouble following rules.)

What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?

I adore writing intense scenes with either sexy-smexy chemistry burning up the page or fast snappy dialogue. Sex scenes before the sex…with the tease and the tension and the snarky back and forth talking…I love that.  Also fights are a blast with all that emotion churning around.  Dialogue is always the most fun. I groan to write description…

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?

Everyone says this, but seriously, never give up. I met Sandra Brown at a writer’s conference, and she was behind a table signing for a line of hundreds, and when I got up there I said “Everyone in this line wants to be you one day.” She looked at me and said, “You’re here. You’re already halfway there. Don’t ever stop learning and don’t ever stop writing. You’ll get here. One day, maybe I’ll be in your line.” I never forgot that. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing by any means, but my first book was published almost exactly 5 years ago, and now A CHARMED LITTLE LIE is my 10th published book, and I’ve just finished writing my 12th.  Don’t give up on your dream. Also, remember that you write about life, and to do that you have to live. There are times (deadline evil times) that you have to stay in a cave and pound out words, but outside of that, find a balance and enjoy your life. It will show in your writing when you do…and when you don’t. If you write romance, kiss your husband every day. And if you are writing about hot sex and he is one of your readers, you’d better be prepared to give up the goods. Saying you aren’t in the mood after penning being banged against a wall—doesn’t cut it honey. ;)

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I wouldn’t be here without you, and I love and adore you so much for taking the time to buy my books and give my stories a try. And when you email or message me to tell me about it…oh my God you just don’t know the rainbows and unicorns that fill me up. Nothing is more important in this job than readers. When I make you happy…when I make you laugh or cry or feel something that you are moved enough to tell me about…my God, ice cream isn’t even as good as that. It’s close. But not quite. ;)

Giveaway:

MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

A Charmed Little Lie, the first book in the Charmed in Texas series, is my first experience with this author and I loved it! So much so that I can't believe that I hadn't picked up a book by this author before. This contemporary romance was such a fun, feel-good read, but while the story for the most part was very lighthearted it was still extremely emotionally satisfying. I loved Lainey and Nick to pieces. Both characters found themselves in some desperate circumstances with Nick needing money for his daughters school and Lanie needing a husband after her little fib to her aunt blew up in her face, but they made the most of it and while they could be a bit frustrating at times I found both characters to be quite endearing, so while I found the awkward situation they were in hilarious, I also couldn't help but root for them especially with all the "sabotage" they had to deal with. And in the end all the stuff that these had to go through in this book from fielding unwanted advances to confronting exes was so worth it and I was so happy with how everything was resolved. It was all so perfect!!! And I can't wait to read more from this wonderful author!

Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.com/tours-master/2016/12/20/a-charmed-little-lie-charmed-in-texas-1-by-sharla-lovelace

Cover Reveal: Daddy's Best Friend by London Hale

Today I have the pleasure of sharing the cover of Daddy's Best Friend by London Hale which releases May 2nd, 2017!!!!!!



Isn't it beautiful?

And for those who like me like to purchase print copies of their favorite books here is the full cover wrap for the print edition!


Synopsis:

She’s temptation personified

Nathan had always been more than just my dad’s friend. I never thought he’d see me as an adult, especially not after avoiding me for so long. But one hug, one moment feeling every inch of him against me, shattered that illusion. Consequences no longer mattered—I was eighteen, and I was willing to risk everything for my shot with him.

He’s not going to resist anymore

I never should’ve seen Eve as more than my best friend’s daughter. As a cop, I knew it was wrong. It was my job to protect her from guys like me. Chasing her could cost me my career—not to mention the only family I’d ever known—but I couldn’t hold back another second. One taste, and I wanted her. To hell with the fallout.

Pre-order links coming soon!

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About the Author:

London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. Martin’s Press, and Carina Press. She hates coffee, thinks green Skittles are the work of the devil, and has never heard of a party she didn’t want to attend. Don’t ask how they became such good friends or work so well together—they still haven’t figured it out themselves.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

ARC Review: Playing Dirty by Taryn Leigh Taylor


Synopsis:

A game they both want to win 

Lainey Harper has never been a puck bunny. She wants nothing to do with hockey or hockey players--not after what she's been through. So why can't she resist Cooper Mead?

Portland's newest hockey star, Cooper, is all muscle and charisma. And he's Lainey's worst nightmare. Hooking up with him would bring back memories that Lainey needs to keep buried. And risk the hard-earned anonymity she's sacrificed everything to protect.

When Lainey finally gives in to Cooper's sexy charm, the chemistry's intense--but so is the media exposure. And now Lainey's got even more to lose than her secret--she's got Cooper.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Playing Dirty was an awesome contemporary romance! I loved this book so much! It was everything that I wanted and needed in a romance! Lainey and Cooper were absolutely wonderful in every way and I absolutely loved the way that he love story progressed from beginning to end because the way that the author set up everything really got me invested in these characters and their ability to find happiness together and fall in love. Although, I got to say one thing that I didn't like was the reason that Lainey wanted nothing to do with hockey and hockey players. I found the reason a bit stupid and I didn't understand why she wanted it to be a secret. Yeah, the reason was embarrassing, but still I feel like things would have been a lot easier for her if she would have just stopped hiding it because the secrecy is what made it worse when people would find out. But moving on, other than that this book was pretty much perfect for me. The romance was just so well done and the way everything ended had me smiling like an idiot. I loved it and needless to say I really recommend this book!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

ARC Review: His Pregnant Royal Bride by Amy Ruttan


Synopsis:

Pregnant with the prince's baby 

Nurse Shay Labadie's one exquisite night of passion with Dr. Dante Affini was meant to be a beautiful memory. But now Shay's expecting…and Dante is expecting her to take his hand in marriage! 

Dante's proposal is shocking enough, but then he drops an even bigger bombshell—he's not just a doctor, he's a prince! Now to win his child and the woman he loves, Dante will have to prove he can master his most important role yet—as the husband Shay deserves…

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

His Pregnant Royal Bride is the first Harlequin Medical Romance I have read and I got to say I've been missing out because this book was so good and I absolutely loved it. This book was wonderful! First off, it had my all-time favorite trope: secret babies! But on top of utilizing my favorite trope the plot of the book was really good. The whole thing with Shay ending up pregnant with Dante's baby after a one-night stand and then him trying to convince her to marry him so that he could get his inheritance led to some good drama especially since Dante was only interested in a "marriage of convenience". Watching these two people fall in love despite everything was some good stuff. The whole situation made this story a fun and swoon-worthy romance that I couldn't get enough of. Needless, to say I highly recommend this book and I'm definitely going to be seeking out some more Medical Romances in the future especially ones by Amy Ruttan. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cover Reveal: Father by Clarissa Wild




Synopsis:

Confess your sin.

People call me Father, but I prefer Frank because I’m the worst preacher you’ll ever meet.

Days spent completely wasted pull a number on you, especially when you’ve got a truckload of baggage that comes with it.

Until this beautiful girl in the back of the church takes my breath away.

…And we end up committing sacrilege in the confessional.

Did I mention I’m filthy?

Bad doesn’t even begin to describe me, and after one taste of what she’s got to offer, I want more.

Too bad having a dirty mind isn’t the only thing we’ve got in common…

Our past is laced with sin.

Author’s Note: This book is not for everyone. It’s raw. It’s vulgar. It’s downright offensive. But it’s oh so damn delicious with a capital D. If you are easily offended or prudish, please don’t read this book. But if you like a bit of humor mixed in with raunchiness and brawling, you’ll love this book.

Contains disturbing situations, strong language, and graphic violence.



FATHER releases April 25th, 2017!

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About the Author:

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, VIKTOR, and Bad Teacher. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Blog Tour: Stolen by the Space Pirate by Nina Croft



Synopsis:

After a brief, but magical interlude with a couple of stunningly gorgeous space pirates, Ruby is back with the slavers, and her mission is on target. Now all she has to do is stay out of trouble, be a good little slave, and let her tracking device lead her allies from Earth straight to the slavers’ center of operations. Hopefully, before anything really nasty happens.

Protecting Ruby is becoming a habit for Space Pirate, Killian Sharpe. When he learns the slavers’ final destination, he knows there’s more at stake than just Ruby’s mission to save mankind. Because he’s going home. This time, saving Ruby might cost him his life…

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About the Author:

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.

Nina’s writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

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MY REVIEW

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

4 out of 5 stars

Stolen by the Space Pirate the second part in the Ruby Robbins' Sexy Space Odyssey serial was another interesting installment. Like with the first part I enjoyed this book a lot, but when I think about it this installment was basically that part of a full length novel that usually drags for me as I'm wait for the real conflict to begin. Although while the beginning of this part dragged for me, the second half of it was quite thrilling especially once we find out the truth about Yolanda's "kidnapping". Once that whole situation came to the light Nina had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen now with Ruby and Killian and the rest of the crew and I can't wait for part three!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Cover Reveal: Chaser by Kylie Scott

Today I have the pleasure of helping to reveal the cover of the third book in Kylie Scott's Dive Bar series which releases April 17th, 2018!!!


Synopsis:

Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant.

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.

There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?

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About the Author:

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

ARC Review: Playing the Spanish Billionaire by MK Meredith


Synopsis:

Mateu Espasa, CEO of Barcelona’s most luxurious hotel, knows how to deliver a five-star experience. When he learns the identity of hotel reviewer, London Montgomery, it seems harmless to play as her local tour guide to make sure she enjoys her stay and places his hotel back in the running for the Elite Life and Travel Magazine's hotel of fame. But every moment with London makes Mateu want her just as much as he needs that review.

Constantly working to cover her mother’s medical bills, London needs to have a little fun on this vacation. First on her list: Kiss a hot Spaniard, and her knight-in-shining-Armani at the train station seems to fit that bill—he’s local and definitely hot! But when she discovers the man charming her is really CEO of the hotel she’s reviewing—supposedly secretly—she decides to see how far he’ll go to make her dream vacation a once in a lifetime experience.

Mateu shows her the romance of his city and his soul, but when the truth comes out, the fun is over, and it turns out nobody wins in a game of hearts.

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MY REVIEW

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

4 out of 5 stars

Playing the Spanish Billionaire, the second book in MK Meredith's International Temptation series was a pretty good contemporary romance. The situation that sets up this story is similar to the previous book in this series in that we have a successful, wealthy billionaire trying to take advantage of a successful women for their own personal gain, but while I liked the previous book in this series the way the situation was presented in this book was so much better, especially since in this instance both characters where on equal footing because London knew what Mateu was trying to achieve in showing her around and making her vacation memorable.

Moving on to the romance, while the relationship between London and Mateu is built on lies, the love they come to feel for each other never came across to me as tainted. While both of them had ulterior motives, the author made me believe wholeheartedly that their love was true and special and I found myself really invested in how everything was going to turn out between these two because despite their secrets and lies both London and Mateu where good people who where dealing with a lot of personal problems and they deserved to be happy and loved. But as much as I loved the love story in this book, I feel like the secrecy just went on for a little too long and in the end I was kind of upset with how much of an asshole Mateu behaved. While he did redeem himself, his behavior at the dinner made me want to smack him.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! MK Meredith is always one of my go-to authors and she did not disappoint with this book. I can't wait to read what she writes next!

ARC Review: A Limited Engagement by Bethany Michaels


Synopsis:

Getting engaged was supposed to be the easy way out…

Derek Sawyer, sexiest bad boy on the racing circuit, is about to land a huge sponsor. The only problem is the oil baron’s daughter wants to make Derek part of the deal. Worried he’ll offend the old billionaire if he rejects his daughter, Derek comes up with the perfect plan—pretend he’s already engaged to his friend Lilly.

Lilly Harmon used to daydream about her childhood crush Derek proposing to her…but not like this. Since she just lost her boyfriend and her job, and her five-year plan is drastically off track, playing pretend with Derek just might be the perfect distraction from her life.

Money. Family. Love. The truth could destroy everything. And to think this engagement was supposed to be the easy way out…

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

A Limited Engagement was a wonderful contemporary romance. I loved this book for so many reasons. First off, it was a fake relationship and a friends-to-lovers romance, which are two of my all-time favorite tropes. Secondly, the characters were just great. Lilly was going through a lot at the beginning of the book with her boyfriend dumping her on top of losing her job and that made her a character that I could really root for because after all the bad stuff that she had to deal with, I wanted her to finally get a win and come out on top and Derek's proposition gave her the perfect opportunity. And talking about Derek, he was definitely a romance hero that I could love. He had a lot of hang-ups about relationships among other things thanks to his strained relationship with his father, but while he was this hot shot race car driver he was actually a pretty decent and nice guy. His way of gaining a coveted sponsorship and dealing with the unwanted advances of the sponsor's daughter was a bit shady, but the situation allowed the relationship between him and Lilly to develop, so in the end it was all worth it. And talking about the relationship between Derek and Lilly it was really all types of wonderful. Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely LOVE the fake relationship trope and the fake relationship in this book is definitely one of my top faves. The situations that Lilly and Derek found themselves in as they pretended to be engaged was humorous and sweet and sexy and I absolutely could not get enough of these two. Overall, I loved this book so much. It's only the first book I've read by this author and I might have requested an ARC of this book on a whim, but given how much I loved this book, I'm definitely going to be purposefully seeking out this author's work in the future.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ARC Review: Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London


Synopsis:

He’s her first one-night stand—and her new boss. 

It was only supposed to be a little white lie. When Emmaline Greene pretends to be Sarah, the confident, sexy woman she wishes she could be, she figures no harm, no foul. Her one-night stand will never find out. Wrong. The gorgeous guy she slept with isn’t just amazing in bed…he’s also her new boss.

Parker Wentworth has a lot to prove. He’s just been appointed CEO of his family’s company and is tasked with repairing its scandalous reputation. He can’t afford any distractions or complications. Too bad the attractive blonde he takes to bed turns out to be both. So why can’t he forget the incredible night they spent together and move on?

And why does he have this need to know the real Emmaline?

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Taken by the CEO was another amazing contemporary romance by Stefanie London. Books like this are why I always jump at the chance to read another one of this amazing author's books! I couldn't get enough of Emmaline and Parker's love story. It was so much fun and sexy and sweet and overall the book just left me feeling so happy and satisfied. It took some time for these two to get on the same page with all of their personal issues, but from the very beginning the author had me convinced that these two were perfect for each other and I rooted for them from the very beginning to the very end. Overall, I loved this book so much! It was perfect in every way. And like with every one of Stefanie London's other books, this book has proved that I'm right to love this author and I can't wait to see what she writes next!!

ARC Review: Masquerading with the Billionaire by Alexia Adams


Synopsis:

When the masks come off, the game gets real.

World-renowned jewelry designer Remington Wolfe is competing for the commission of a lifetime and someone is trying to destroy his company from the inside. He’s in for more than one surprise when his unexpected rescuer turns out to be a sexy computer specialist with a sharp tongue and even sharper mind.

Kat Smith is a cyber-security expert and master of disguise. So being assigned to masquerade as Wolfe’s girlfriend while she uncovers who slipped malicious code into his corporation’s computer systems is no problem. But when Kat’s past catches up to her and their fake relationship starts to feel a little too real, problems are all she seems to have.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Masquerading with the Billionaire was the first book I have read by Alexia Adams, but it definitely won't be my last. This book was an absolutely amazing read and while it has been some months since I first read it in January the love story that sparked between Remington and Kat is still one that I can remember in detail because it was that amazing and memorable. I loved this book so much! Kat was one of those heroines who is so feisty and overall awesome despite suffering some horrible things in her past. And Remington was the perfect alpha male and I loved him so much. He was the perfect person to both challenge and love Kat. Their relationship was everything! I loved that from the very beginning that everything was complicated because of Kat's past and the commission that Remington was trying to attain, but that is what made this story so fun and entertaining. And of course all the complications led to an extremely satisfying ending that left me with a big goofy smile on my face because it was so perfect for these two. Overall, I found that this book was absolutely wonderful. I loved it so much and I can't wait to read some more books by this author in the future!

ARC Review: Tangling with the London Tycoon by Suzi Jennings


Synopsis:

They don't believe in happy ever afters, until they find themselves in one.

London publishing tycoon Rosco Redmond closely guards his family, his business, and his privacy. When his sister’s wedding brings the paparazzi baying at his door, wedding photographer Kitty Mayfair unwittingly becomes his decoy girlfriend. But the mysterious Kitty has secrets of her own.

Despite the sexy hint of an appealing Irish brogue, Kitty’s new boss is bent on micromanaging his sister’s wedding and the crazy fake relationship she’s been dragged into. The only thing they seem to have in common, is that neither of them believes in happy-ever-afters. But the more time Kitty spends with the tycoon, the more she begins to suspect there’s a lot of fire beneath his cool facade.

With the past complicating their present, and the zoom lenses of photographers everywhere they go, the commitment phobic control freak and the globe-trotting free spirit clash and ignite.

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MY REVIEW

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

2 out of 5 stars

Tangling with the London Tycoon was one of those books that based on the blurb I thought I would absolutely love, but when I read it it fell flat for me. The plot of the book was interesting, but sadly the romance was kind of lacking. I usually love the fake relationship trope, but it did not really work for me in this book. Mostly because I never really felt a spark between Rosco and Kitty, so as their relationship developed from fake to real I was never able to really become invested in their relationship and to be frank I was a bit bored by them. Also, another thing that didn't work for me in this book was that are all the "sex scenes" happen off the page. Now, normally I don't mind a sweet romance without explicit sex scenes, but the way the blurb is written for this book I was expecting some heat in this book and there is none and in my opinion that paired with the fact that I didn't see a spark between Rosco and Kitty outside of the bedroom made this romance not work for me. Overall, the premise and the situation that Rosco and Kitty had to deal with had the potential to be a fun romance, but the execution fell short and I found this book to be a very "meh" read. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Virtual Tour: His Last Defense by Karen Rock



Synopsis:

Semper Paratus. Always ready.  

Years ago, Coast Guard rescue swimmer Dylan Holt left Kodiak, Alaska, with his heart in pieces. He thought Nolee Arnauyq and her mouthwatering curves were behind him—until he's sent to rescue the crew of a capsizing boat…including Nolee. And Dylan is definitely not ready for the too-familiar way his body aches at seeing her again.

Nolee's always gone after what she wanted, and to hell with the risks. Now she's a rookie ship captain taking on the deadly waters of the Bering Sea. But out on these treacherous waters, there's no way to avoid the sizzling sexual tension between them—or the dangerous pull of emotions that could leave both their hearts lost at sea…

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Excerpt from His Last Defense

How she wanted him…

“We’re older now,” Nolee whispered.

“Wiser.” One eyebrow rose. Dylan’s hands settled on the outside of her knees and skimmed their way up her thighs, pausing on her hips.

“We won’t make the same mistakes we made before.”

“So you’re saying…”

The force of her need for him shook the fingers she slid up his biceps. What would it feel like to have this officer obey her every wicked whim? If she was in charge, surely she wouldn’t be as vulnerable… in danger…of giving him everything, including her heart.

“I can’t fight this, Dylan.” The fire he’d ignited inside her two weeks ago, the one that continued to smolder, could no longer be contained. The sensual flames licking over her flesh confirmed her assessment. “If we keep things physical only, we can indulge a little while you’re here.” Her eyes dipped to his hard, handsome mouth.

“We shouldn’t waste the time we have left together.”


About the Author:

Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes red-hot novels for Harlequin Blaze and small-town romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who’s typically immersed in three different books at a time, all in different genres. She also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, Christmas (no need to specify—she loves every bit of it), and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete. Learn more about her at her website.

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Q&A with Karen Rock

Describe yourself in five words or less. 

Romantic dreamer and complete dork.

Can you tell us a little about your book?

This is a high-stakes, action-packed second-chance romance that takes place on Alaska’s most deadly waters: The Bering Sea. Nolee Arnauyq is a crab fishing boat captain who’s determined to make her own way in a man's world after growing up dependent on others' charity. She doesn't want to be rescued, least of all by the ex that broke her heart, USCG rescue swimmer Dylan Holt who plucks her from her sinking vessel after he's been assigned back to his old hometown in Alaska. Out on the most dangerous waters in the world, where a tumble overboard will stop your heart in five seconds, Dylan's greatest worry is his returning feelings for Nolee, a woman who's never left his heart or thoughts, no matter how far he's traveled for his coast guard work. He plans to transfer stateside as soon as possible, and leave the stifling hometown that holds bad memories, but Nolee's proving to be one sizzling temptation his body, and heart, can't resist.

How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

I’m addicted to Discovery Channel’s hit show THE DEADLIEST CATCH! I knew I wanted to set a book in this extreme setting but needed the right, high-octane story. When I saw an episode where a USCG Air and Sea Rescue team rescues a crab fishing crew from a sinking vessel, I imagined the ultimate sexy alpha hero- a fearless rescue swimmer daring and determined enough to fling himself into most dangerous waters in the world to save others. Of course, then I needed a heroine strong enough to go toe-to-toe with such a tough guy and who better than a headstrong, fearless crab fishing boat captain whose staked her claim in this testosterone-charged world. I wanted them to be second-chance lovers with lots to lose by risking their hearts with each other again. Putting them on a boat together in a life-and-death adventure, where they can’t resist their sizzling chemistry, made this one of my favorite sexy romances to write of all time.

What gave you the most trouble with this story?

My biggest challenge was the painstaking research I undertook to ensure that I created an authentic experience for the readers in the unique world of crab fishing on Alaska’s Bering Sea. In addition to watching lots of THE DEADLIEST CATCH episodes and videos of USCG Air and Sea rescues, I fact checked with USCG Commander Bill Friday, a Jayhawk pilot who was stationed for several years in Kodiak, Alaska and one of THE DEADLIEST CATCH’S captain's THE TIME BANDIT'S Jonathan Hillstrand. He provided the kind of insider details that helped me convey an unforgettably sexy romance set on treacherous waters.

Name one thing you won’t leave home without. 

My cell phone! I’d feel lost if I couldn’t connect to my family and friends via social media, email and texts. The downside is that it’s also next to me as I write and even though I mute it, and turn it upside down, I still find myself checking it way too much.

Name three things on your desk right now. 

Since my “desk” is really an easy chair where I write with my laptop, the following three things are on it: a can of lemon-flavored seltzer water wedged between me and the arm rest, Post-It notes stuck to the edges of my laptop reminding me of appointments, changes to make to my MS, reminders for contests and grocery lists, and my puppy, Zoey, who takes her job as “author assistant” very seriously by laying at the end of my chair, her head resting on my ankle, as I write.

Tell us all about your main characters—who are they? What makes them tick? Most importantly, what one thing would they need to have with them if stranded on a desert isle? ;)

Nolee Arnauyq has a white father, who abandoned her before she was born, and an Inuit mother who struggled to provide for them due to her serious health issues. Growing up dependent on others' charity has made Nolee fiercely independent and determined to make her way in the world- even in a man's world- like becoming a crab fishing boat captain. This high risk job also comes with huge rewards and she's willing to gamble all, even her life, to never be dependent on anyone else again, and to provide for her mother. It surprised me just how easy it was to insert a female character into such a macho world. The crew men accept her as their leader and look up to her because she's good at her job and keeps them safe while pulling lots of crab to fatten their bank accounts. She can also transform from tough as nails captain to an irresistible temptress when she decides to make the most of her time with her ex, gorgeous USCG rescue swimmer Dylan Holt. If stranded on a deserted isle, the one thing she’d need to have with her would be a fishing pole since she’s an expert fisherman and could feed herself with it. 

Dylan Holt grew up in Kodiak Alaska. He’s the youngest son of a father he could never please, especially when he refused to join the family business to join the Coast Guard as a rescue swimmer. He’s tough, fearless and gorgeous with a sense of humor that’s disarming and so sexy. He’s also loyal and passionate and he’s never forgotten his first love, Nolee Arnauyq, who crushed his heart years ago. He vowed never to return to Alaska, but can’t avoid confronting his past when he rescues Nolee off her sinking crab fishing vessel when he’s transferred to the USCG Kodiak Air Station. Dylan is a talented swimmer and exceptional athlete. If he were stranded on a deserted isle, he’d need to have his swim gear (snorkel, mask and fins) so that he could deep dive for crab and other fish to feed himself, and possibly swim to safety. If anyone could cross an ocean in fins- it’d be Dylan.

Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

Military and law enforcement heroes are the ultimate sexy alpha male romantic hero. They’re strong, commanding, passionate, fearless and are smoking hot in those uniforms! I love personal courage and conviction and plan to write many more books featuring them. I’m drawn to stories with lots of edgy action and am currently working on a high-stakes suspense series set in a Dallas male strip club that will feature under cover law enforcement. Book One- Dangerous Moves- will be released with Kensington Press in 2018. For updates about my new releases and giveaways, follow my Amazon author page at http://amzn.to/1NSRVrT , follow me on Goodreads on http://www.goodreads.com/karenrockauthor or drop by my website at http://www.karenrock.com

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MY REVIEW

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

4 out of 5 stars

His Last Defense was not as thrilling a romance as I was expecting to be, but it was was still a fun sweet and sexy second chance romance and I really enjoyed it. The story which followed Nolee as she reconnected with Dylan was one that really grabbed my attention. I couldn't get enough of these two and although Nolee could be a bit frustrating at times with some of her reasoning for doing things she was still a character that you could root for. And really the fact that she was a bit hard-headed made the point in the story where she realized she was wrong about certain things when it came to her relationship with Dylan all the more satisfying. And talking about Dylan, I was completely on his side throughout the entirety of this story. It was so clear to me as a reader just how much he loved that very stubborn women and his determination to be with her was everything. However, Dylan wasn't perfect by any means, but characters who are imperfect and human are always the most fun. The romance in this book was as I said already extremely sweet and sexy, which is always my favorite combination when it comes to romance books. So all-in-all I found this book to be a really good contemporary romance. I loved it a lot and since this is only the first book I have read by this author I am now excited to have the chance to go back and read some more of her books.

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