Wednesday, June 28, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Luca by Sarah Castille



Synopsis:

Luca is the second book in a full-length, standalone series by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, set in Las Vegas and featuring deliciously sexy mafia bosses and the women who can’t help but love them.

Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in Las Vegas, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart...until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn’t enough for a man who takes what he wants—and Luca will do whatever he can to possess his mysterious temptress...

Police detective Gabrielle Fawkes lives for revenge. She lost everything at the hands of an unforgiving ruler of the Vegas underworld. Now she wants to see him six feet under. But when a near-fatal attack leads her into Luca’s arms, what was meant to be one night of unbridled passion becomes something forbiddingly more. Luca has his own agenda, but when strong, determined, kick-ass detective Gaby sets her sights on her target, Luca feels compelled to stand by her side and protect her at all costs. However, pursuing danger comes at a high price—and both Gaby and Luca must work together in order to eliminate the dark enterprise that threatens them.

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Sarah Castille is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Redemption Series, Ruin & Revenge Series, Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series, Legal Heat series and the Club Excelsior series. A recovering lawyer with a fondness for dirty-talking alpha males, she now is a full-time writer, who lives on Vancouver Island. Sarah’s books have been listed as Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Ten Picks and Best Summer Reads, and Amazon’s Best Romance Books of the Year, and have won numerous reader’s choice awards including the Holt Medallion.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Sarah Castille is a new favorite author of mine and Luca is the perfect example as to why. This book was everything. And I really mean EVERYTHING. The characters were all intriguing, the setting was fun, the plot had me on the edge of my seat, and the romance was off the charts hot. I really could not get enough of this book especially Luca. While Gaby was a good heroine, Luca was really the highlight for me. Mostly because throughout the majority of the book I wasn't sure whether to love him or hate him and overall he just made me feel a whirlwind of emotions and that is what really made this book for me. And then, of course, his romance with Gaby was fantastic. I really loved the back and forth between the two throughout the entire book. I also loved how their love story was both intense and really sweet. As for the plot focused on Gaby wanting revenge for her husband's murder, I really loved all the twist and turns that happened throughout her investigation and I really loved the big reveal at the end and how everything was resolved. It was all very satisfying. Overall, I have so much love for this book and highly recommend it.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss



Synopsis:

Big girls don't cry. They go after what they want.

Thanks to her bangin' curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie's luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective brother. But Valerie's determined to get Logan's attention…even if it means telling a teeny little lie to get a job at his new bar. 

Logan can't remember a time when Valerie didn't secretly fuel all his hottest fantasies. Now the curvaceous she-devil is working behind his bar, tempting him every damn night. It's only when he finds Valerie's naughty things-to-do list that Logan decides to break every rule in the book-by making each red-hot deed a reality. 

No one warned them that they were going to fall this hard. And no one warned them that sometimes the smallest secrets can have the biggest consequences.

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Alison Bliss grew up in Small Town, Texas, but currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it's no wonder she writes "girl books." She believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it's obviously meant to be. Alison pens the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, "Romance...with a sense of humor."

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

On the Plus Side was everything I have come to expect from an Alison Bliss book and more. This book was absolutely amazing! First off, Valerie was an absolutely fabulous heroine. I loved how comfortable she was in her own body and loved that the fact that she was plus-sized wasn't a point of conflict that she had to overcome. And Logan was a great love interest for her. I loved that he was Valerie's brother's best friend because that trope is always a fun one and Alison Bliss executed that aspect of the story perfectly. She also developed the romance in this story flawlessly. I really liked that both Valerie and Logan had been attracted to each other for years but never acted on it. It made the point when they finally go all in with their relationship all the more satisfying because it really felt like a long time coming. I also loved that in true Alison Bliss fashion that this book was really funny and sweet while also being off the charts hot. That perfect blend is what really always sells me when it comes to this author and she definitely delivered with this book. I loved this book so much and I highly recommend it!

VIRTUAL TOUR: Love with a Scottish Outlaw by Gayle Callen




Synopsis:

Catriona Duff can’t remember who she is. Discovered in the midst of a raging thunderstorm, she has no recollection of how she came to be there or how the guards around her ended up dead. She certainly doesn’t remember that the handsome Highlander who saves her is her family’s sworn enemy. All she does know? She’s starting to fall in love with him. 



Duncan Carlyle couldn’t believe his luck when he found Catriona, the daughter of the man who made him an outlaw and forced him from his ancestral home, stranded on the road with nothing to her name--including her memory. Speaking out against Aberfoyle’s evil practices of stealing poor and orphaned children to sell to the highest bidder has cost him everything, but now he has the opportunity to make the man understand the true price of a missing child. But as Duncan begins to know Cat, guilt over his actions wars with his irrepressible desire for her.



When Cat discovers the truth of her identity, she decides she can teach the outlawed clan chief a lesson, but in love, there’s more than one way to win.

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About the Author:

After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she’d always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than twenty historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers’ Best Award, and been translated into eleven different languages. The mother of three grown children, an avid crafter, singer, and outdoor enthusiast, Gayle lives in Central New York with her dog Uma and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero. She also writes contemporary romances as Emma Cane.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Love with a Scottish Outlaw was an exceptional historical romance. I've been craving historical romances set in Scotland more and more recently and this one was perfect. I loved everything about this book. All the characters were fantastic and the plot focused on Cat having amnesia and Duncan "kidnapping" her hooked me from the very first page. I also really loved that the majority of this book takes place in a cave. I know it's weird that I loved that, but I found it so unique because most historical romances I read whether set in England, Scotland or elsewhere always take place in nice houses and castles, etc., so to have this one take place mostly in a cave really added to the thrilling storyline in this book. And then, of course, I loved the romance in this book. It was sweet and sexy, but most of all it felt real and that is what I loved most about this book. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and Gayle Callen's other books are now moving up to the top of my TBR pile because I need more of her storytelling. 

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki



Synopsis:

She cannot resist the man behind the mask...

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer—whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask—sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.

But will he betray his country for a kiss?

Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie's true identity—and learns that her father is accused of treason—will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?

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Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy writes steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past.

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MY REVIEW

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

4 out of 5 stars

The Highland Commander was another thrilling historical romance by Amy Jarecki and I liked it very much. Both Aiden and Maddie were both characters that I enjoyed reading about immensely. Their love story was exactly what I was expecting based on my experience with this author before and I liked that about it. But one thing I liked that was unexpected was how unexperienced Aiden was. Virgin heroes aren't something I see much of in historical romance, at least not in the many that I've read, so it was interesting that he was. I also really loved that the relationship between Aiden and Maddie had an instalove feel to it given that the attraction and connection between the two happens at the very beginning, but still takes a while to build up over time. And talking about things building up over time while I really enjoyed that the relationship develops over a year, I was not a fan of the constant skipping over time in this book because it made the whole plot about Maddie being accused of treason less exciting than I wanted it to be. All the really good stuff tends to happen off the page and it was a bit of a let down. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book. The romance was sweet and made me feel and in the end that is what I want from my historical romances, so overall this book was a win for me.

Friday, June 23, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Blackmailing the Bad Girl by Nina Croft



Synopsis:

Cynical CEO, Nik Masterton, believes he’s finally met a woman who isn’t interested in his money…until she vanishes with a hefty amount of it. He’s been searching for her ever since and has finally found her doing a stint in Holloway prison for stealing...from someone else. Clearly, he’s just one of many. Now she’s coming out, and it’s time for a little payback.

After two years in prison, Summer Delaney is determined she’s never going back. While she had good reasons for doing what she did, it’s time to move on to a new life and earn an honest living. Unfortunately, there’s a glitch in her plan, and he’s waiting at the gate as she comes out.

Nik isn’t above using blackmail to make Summer work for him until he decides just how he’ll get his revenge. But this time they’re both determined to keep their distance. Right until the inconvenient attraction explodes between them...

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Growing up in the cold, wet, north of England, Nina Croft spent a lot of time dreaming of faraway sunnier places and ponies. When she discovered both, along with a whole load of other things, could be found between the covers of a book, her life changed forever. 

Later, she headed south, picked up the perfect husband along the way, and together they volunteered to work in Africa. There they discovered a love of exotic places and a dislike of 9-5 work. Afterward they spent a number of years travelling (whenever possible) intermingled with working (whenever necessary.) Eventually they stumbled upon a remote area in the mountains of southern Spain and the small almond farm they now call home. 

Nina spends her days reading, writing and riding her mare, Gencianna, under the blue Spanish skies—sunshine and ponies. She reckons this is proof that dreams really can come true if you want them enough.

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MY REVIEW

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5 out of 5 stars

Blackmailing the Bad Girl, the second Cutting Loose romance by Nina Croft, was even better than the first book! I really loved Nik and Summer's romance! Like with any Nina Croft novel it was over the top hot, but at the same time this book wasn't just sexy times. There's some substance to the romance that develops between these two. And talking about the way that their romance develops, I love the way the relationship began with them meeting at night with him not knowing she's a thief and her not knowing that he was the CEO of the company she was trying to rob. It made the romance all the more entertaining and it also made me understand where Nik was coming from in his blackmailing of Summer. Usually I get angry at the guys in romance novels when they are being vindictive, but in Nik's case I was totally on his side. But while I was on Nik's side, I also really liked Summer's character and I understood her reasons for doing what she did as well. In the end, both characters were wronged and did bad things to get revenge and that and the way they both came to terms with their past, moved on, and fell in love is what made this book so enjoyable for me! While it doesn't seem like it at first, this book is a really wonderful second chance romance and I loved it so much. 

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely



Synopsis:

There are three little words most guys don't want to hear on the first date. Not those...I mean these... "knock me up."

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming -- and he's also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.

I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three.

Right?

****

There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date -- "your place or mine?"

When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place -- as well as any position -- I can't refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.

There's no way I'll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?

Be prepared to swoon and fan yourself from the heat! This full-length standalone contains lots of hot baby-making s-e-x, happy tears, playful jokes and a hot, swoon worthy hero you will fall madly in love with. One-click now for pure reading enjoyment! 

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EXCERPT FROM THE KNOCKED UP PLAN

Yanking open the door, I head inside. I stride to the small cafe where Ryder said he’d wait for me.

My chest falls. The man is known for punctuality. I scan the white bakery case and the five round iron tables, but he’s not here. When I spin around and survey the bookshelves, my heart nearly leaps from my chest.

He’s in the . . .

Oh my fucking God, he’s waiting for me in the . . .

I bring my hand to my mouth, and I want to run, to leap into his arms. When he sees me, his blue eyes twinkle with mischief.

I am a teapot about to whistle. I am a dog dancing before dinnertime.

He taps the shelves and holds up a book.

A pregnancy guide.

He’s ten feet from me. But I sprint anyway, and I grin like a fool. I stop two inches from him and clamp my hands on his broad shoulders. “Is that a yes?”

“Yes—”

I tackle-hug him before he can say anything more. I knock the breath from him in an oomph as I rope my arms around his neck and crash into him.

“But I have one condition,” he says, embracing me back.

I’m crying tears of happiness, so I don’t care. “Anything. Name it.”

“You better hear it before you agree.”

The moment screeches to a halt. He’s going to want visitation rights. He’ll want lots of money. He’ll want summers, or weekends, or evenings out.

I unwrap myself from the warmth of his strong chest and swallow. “What’s your condition?”

“I thought it would be best to present it in the form of a column.”

“A column?”

“Top five list and everything.”

I groan inside. He has five conditions? Maybe my mother was right. Maybe asking for baby-mix from someone you know is a big mistake. Anonymous donors request nothing but greenbacks.

I steel myself as he fishes in the back pocket of his jeans. The paper is square, folded in quarters. He hands it to me. “Open it.”

I unfold it then read the headline out loud. “‘Top Five Positions for Getting a Woman Pregnant’?”

I blink and stare at him. The cogs turn slowly in my brain. I part my lips to speak.

He raises a hand to silence me. “Hear me out. You explained how it worked. The room, the cup, the magazines, the videos. The whacking off in a fucking public place. The cost. But most of all . . . the wait. You’d have to wait for an appointment for me, for the testing, for the jerking off, then for your special date with the turkey baster.” He cups my cheek. His hand is big and warm. “What if we did it the old-fashioned way?”

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About the Author:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In June she'll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

REVIEW: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle


Synopsis:

He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet 'Jules' Jackson, he can't seem to stay away. It doesn't help that Theo's new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules's rambunctious family.

Or that when he's with her, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye—or the heart—of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home...

And this time, there's no escape.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Last year Katie Ruggle became my favorite romantic suspense author with the publication of her Search and Rescue series and with Run to Ground, the first book in her new series it seems like she's going to be my favorite romantic suspense author this year as well because this book was amazing! This book was everything I love about romantic suspense novels. The plot was thrilling and the threat against the characters wasn't too obvious or too difficult to figure out in the end. Basically, it was the Goldilocks of mysteries. But what I loved most about this book is that on top of just being an excellent romantic suspense story it was all an extremely sweet love story. And the sweetness in this book didn't only extend to the wonderful romance, but also to the family relationship between Jules and her younger siblings as well as to the strained relationship between Theo and his K9 partner. It really rounded out this story for me. And while Gone to Deep is still my favorite of Katie Ruggle's books, this novel is definitely a very close second favorite!

REVIEW: Fighting Attraction by Sarah Castille


Synopsis:

My sweet, sexy Penny has a dark side. Just like me.
I will have her. And then I will lose her, and suffer a lifetime of regret.

Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption’s top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn’t the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He’s hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it.

Twice a week, Rampage transforms into Master Jack, a notorious dom only the most hard-core submissives will play with. How can he-a Southern gentleman, bred to respect and protect women-want to dominate them?

But Penny Worthington wants him. Beneath her pearls, kitten heels, and prim British exterior beats a tortured heart…Master Jack is the only one who can set her free.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Fighting Attraction is the first book I've read by Sarah Castille and it has me kicking myself for not trying out this author sooner! I loved everything about this book. The main couple, the secondary characters, the sizzling love story. All of it was absolutely amazing and I couldn't get enough of this author's writing. But what I loved most about this book was that it's about MMA fighters. It's been a really long time since I've read a book with an MMA fighter and this book has renewed my love for that type of hero because they are always so intense and that intensity always gets my blood pumping and has me on the edge of my seat dying to find out how everything is going to turn out. And that is exactly how I felt the entire time I was reading this book. On top of an intense hero, the romance in this book was off the charts hot! I knew this book was going to be steamy with it's BDSM plot, but it actually ended up being even hotter than I was already expecting it to be. The one thing I will say about this book that threw me off and still does is the fact that this book just has so many characters. It's the fourth book in a series so it's to be expected, but I found it more difficult than normal to keep all the characters straight in my head. Other than that this book was great and with it Sarah Castille has become a go-to author for me! I, of course, really recommend this romance!

REVIEW: Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet


Synopsis:

Between boot camp and two TOD’s in Iraq, my buddies Max, Gavin and me have been through some serious hell. So the last thing I ever expected was to find the biggest challenge of my life back home.

My girlfriend died. I couldn’t even attend her funeral, let alone tell her goodbye or that I’m sorry I wasn’t there like I should’ve been.

But she left me a gift. The best and scariest one I could’ve ever asked for. One I didn’t think I could handle…until the day I saw her tiny blues looking up at me in that airport. Chloe.

Now here I am, raising my baby girl—with the help of my two best friends. Things couldn’t be better. Until she walked into my life.

All I wanted was a nanny. Someone to take care of my girl when I couldn’t. What I didn’t count on was Addison, the brown-eyed temptress with a body of sin, and everything I didn’t need, but suddenly wanted.

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MY REVIEW

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5 out of 5 stars

Saying that I loved this book is an understatement. It's been months since I read this book back in February and I still can't stop thinking about it. Seriously, Reckless Hearts was an absolutely flawless contemporary romance. Everything about this book absolutely worked for me. First off, Collin was a fantastic hero. Single dads in romances always get to me and Collin is by far my favorite single dad in romance. Secondly, Addison was the perfect heroine to pair up with someone like Collin. And then we have Chloe who was absolutely adorable. I always love babies in romance books because watching the adults interact with them is always entertaining and when it came to the Collin and his friends interacting with baby Chloe it was extra wonderful. The romance in this book was everything! I really enjoyed the way the relationship between Collin and Addison developed from beginning to end. Their romance was sweet with just the right amount of sexy and I couldn't get enough of them together. Overall, this book was absolutely amazing and I absolutely cannot wait for Max and Gavin's stories! In the meantime, I'm going to be rereading this book again and again. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

REVIEW: Sinful Temptaion by London Hale


Synopsis:

She’s too sinful to resist
I escaped my hometown the second I could, only to be brought back by my late grandmother’s will. The Christian bookstore and tea shop she bequeathed to me was the perfect place to open the island’s only adult toy store. Being across the street from a church is a bonus. Even better? The new to town, hot as sin pastor I’d love nothing more than to sully. Pastor Noah may be off-limits, but that won’t stop me from tempting him.

He could lose it all if he gives in
Sin is my greatest obsession and my congregation’s biggest distraction. Harper—the owner of the aptly named adult store—is too forward, too overtly sexual for such a quiet island town, which is why I can’t keep my eyes off her. One chance encounter, one moment of surrender, and my fate is sealed. No amount of praying will absolve me of these sins.

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Sinful Temptation was another amazing read by the duo that makes up London Hale. I don't know how these ladies do it, but they have once again delivered a flawless steamy novella with a forbidden love storyline that had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The whole small town pastor and the sex shop owner getting together really worked for me. Harper was one of my favorite secondary characters in the previous book, so it brought me joy to have her find love like her friends and having it be with the pastor of the church across the street from her shop was perfect. And like always with London Hale books I loved that while this story was raunchy and taboo that there was also some emotional depth to the romance between Harper and Noah. It wasn't just sex between these two. They genuinely cared for each other and I loved that Noah was never embarrassed to be with Harper even though many of the people of his church were judgmental. That really made this book for me and like always I couldn't get enough of this book! Now to impatiently wait for the next Temperance Falls book!

REVIEW: Can't Let Go by Molly McLain


Synopsis:

Everyone has a secret... 

Reed Fletcher has spent years perfecting his reputation as River Bend's most shameless player. Don't confuse him with a heartless asshole--he's just honest about what he wants and he'll do anything to get it. Being born under less than perfect circumstances has given him no other choice.

Everyone has a story... 

Mia Carderas has used her sweet and sexy demeanor to get everything she could possibly want out of life. Or so she lets everyone believe. When her father falls ill back home, that carefully constructed fa├žade begins to crack. The only way to keep it together is to accept help from a former friend...and more recent lover. A man who knows more than he should--a man who could ruin it all if she isn't careful.

Everyone has a weakness... 

Finding a balance between what Reed wants and what Mia needs proves harder than he expected. With every slow blink and every shared moment, he loses more of himself to her...willingly. Maybe neither of them is who they've pretended to be. But where exactly does that leave them when it all comes crashing down?

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Can't Let Go, the fifth novel in Molly McLain's River Bend series was another great contemporary romance by this author. It's been a while since I've ventured into the world of River Bend, so reading this book and seeing what all the previous characters were up to while also finally getting to see Reed finally get his own HEA made this book extra wonderful to read. Like I did with most of Molly's other books I laughed, I cried, and felt a multitude of other emotions while reading this book and in the end I was extremely satisfied with how this author decided to go about this love story. Reed was my least favorite character in previous books, but that also made him the character I most wanted to read about and Molly of course did not disappoint me with his story. I especially loved the heroine that he was paired with. Mia was so fierce and independent, but she also had a big heart when it came down to it and that made me love her so much! I also loved that there was history between these two and I loved the way that history both created challenges for their relationship as well as made it possible for them to finally be together. All-in-all this book was absolutely amazing and while the author made us wait forever for this book, it was definitely worth the wait!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VIRTUAL TOUR: Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly



Synopsis:

In Vanessa Kelly's captivating series, three young women are descended from royalty in the most improper way. But that doesn’t stop them from pursuing lives rich in adventure. . . 



Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, comes from a long line of notorious women. Raised by her grandmother, formerly mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale, she has little hope of a respectable marriage. But the new Marquess, her childhood friend, Jack Easton, would make a very desirable protector . . . if he weren't too honorable to take her to bed. 



It's bad enough being saddled with a title he never desired. Now Jack must resist the beautiful woman he desires far too much. Duty calls, and he is duty-bound to choose a wealthy bride. But then Lia makes another outrageous suggestion: asking Jack to devise some tests to find her the perfect paramour. Tests that involve flirting, kissing, and other pleasurable pursuits. Tests that, in a matter of weeks, could transform friendship into the ton s greatest scandal, igniting a passion even duty can t deny. . . 



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About the Author:

Vanessa Kelly is a USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.”  Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. 

Vanessa’s previous series, The Renegade Royals, was a national bestseller. She is currently writing a spin-off series called The Improper Princesses. My Fair Princess, book 1, was named a Goodreads Romance of the Month. Vanessa also writes USA TodayBestselling books with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes. 

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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Three Weeks with a Princess, the second Improper Princesses novel, was a another fun historical romance by Vanessa Kelly and I loved this book so much. I loved almost everything about this book especially the characters because Jack and Lia and their family and friends are really what made this book as amazing as it was. They were all so entertaining to read about because these characters especially Lia's extended family really had a habit of finding themselves in scandalous situations. But getting back to Lia and Jack they were amazing all on their own and I especially loved how their relationship developed in this book. They were both incredibly stubborn characters, but it was always obvious that they were perfect for each other whether they were ready to admit it or not. I also really enjoyed reading about all the other things going around Lia and Jack from the scandalous history between the Notorious Kincaids and Jack's family to that nasty, unfortunate situation with Sir Nathan. All of it had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish and it was topped off with a remarkably sweet HEA. Overall, this book was extremely enjoyable and I highly recommend it!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

BOOK BLAST: Somebody Like You AND Nearest Thing to Heaven by Lynnette Austin


Synopsis:

WHEN A COWBOY MEETS AN HEIRESS…

Cash Hardeman thinks he’ll have all the time in the world to find the right woman...until he discovers he might lose the family ranch if he’s not married by his 30th birthday. So when Boston beauty Annelise blows into town on her Harley, Cash can't help wondering if she's the sexy, leather-clad answer to all his problems.



Giving her bodyguards and the paparazzi the slip, heiress Annelise Montjoy comes to Maverick Junction on a mission to help her ailing grandfather. But keeping her identity hidden in the small Texas town is harder than she expected—especially around a tempting cowboy like Cash. He’s the kind of man who makes her want to spill all her secrets. Soon Annelise starts to wonder if she’s finally found the man who can love her for herself rather than her money. But will the secrets they both keep ruin their plans to ride off into the sunset together?

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THE COWBOY AND THE CITY GIRL



Sophie London hates Texas. The longhorns freak her out and the wide-open spaces are more unnerving than a Chicago alleyway at night. But Sophie wouldn’t miss her cousin’s wedding for the world—even if it means returning to Maverick Junction . . . and to the dangerously irresistible Ty Rawlins.



A single father of rambunctious triplet boys, Ty knows trouble when he sees it—and Sophie’s got it written all over her. Yet he’s never been able to stop thinking about her, after their one brief meeting. Maybe fate is giving him a second chance. But if Ty wants Sophie to swap her stilettos for cowgirl boots, they’ll each have to face the past—together.

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About the Author:

Lynnette Austin, a recovering middle school teacher, loves long rides with the top down and the music cranked up, the Gulf of Mexico when a storm is brewing, chocolate frozen custard, anything by Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and Thomas Rhett, and sitting in her local coffee shop reading and enjoying an iced coffee. She and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida's beaches and Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Having grown up in a small town, that's where her heart takes her—to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse. Writing for Grand Central and Sourcebooks, she’s published twelve novels and is at work on a new series.

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MY REVIEWS

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SOMEBODY LIKE YOU

5 out of 5 stars

Somebody Like You, the first Maverick Junction novel was a great contemporary romance. The whole rich city girl falling for the country guy is a story that I have read many times before, but Lynnette Austin took the popular trope and made it stand out from the crowd in this extremely memorable and satisfying romance. I absolutely loved this book! It was such a flawless love story and I couldn't get enough of Cash and Annie. Everything about how their romance developed was absolutely wonderful. I loved all the back and forth between these two as well as all the sweet, adorable moments. I also really loved that this book didn't turn into a marriage of convenience story given Cash's situation. While I do love that trope, I really enjoyed that that was not the case with Cash and Annie. When it came to these two finally getting together it was because they loved each other and not for any other reason and that is what really made this romance for me. Another thing that I really loved about this book was all the family drama. Some of it felt kind of like I was watching a soap opera, but it was all so entertaining. Overall, I enjoyed this book so much and with this book Lynnette Austin has become a go to author for me.

NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN 

5 out of 5 stars

Nearest Thing to Heaven, the second Maverick Junction novel was even more amazing than the first book. When we first met Ty in the previous book I immediately fell in love with him because single dads are my absolute favorite type of hero in a romance novel, but that's not the only reason I absolutely loved this book. While Ty was great, I also really loved Sophie, she was quirky and so very likable. But what I loved most about this book were the triplets. Jonah, Jesse, and Josh were absolutely adorable and all the scenes in which we get to see the way Ty was with then and also the way Sophie was with with them absolutely made this book for me! Then on top of all that cuteness, the romance in this book really was on point. It made me feel all the feelings which is always the goal for me when I'm reading a romance. The only thing I didn't absolutely love about this book was the part concerning Sophie's possessive ex. I didn't really find that part necessary and the book would have been the same without those scenes, so it just didn't work for me. But other than that I loved this book! It was a phenomenal heartfelt romance and I highly recommend it!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TEASER REVEAL: Comeback Cowboy by Sara Richardson



Synopsis:

A WOMAN NEVER FORGETS HER FIRST COWBOY . . . 

As a single mother, Naomi Sullivan is used to doing things on her own. She's finally saved enough from working at the Cortez Ranch to buy a lovely home for her and her little girl. Life is going as planned. But when her high school sweetheart comes riding back to town, this self-sufficient woman feels something she hasn't felt in years: red-hot, unbridled need for the handsome cowboy who left her behind.

Lucas Cortez doesn't plan on being in town long. Yet when he sees Naomi again-the gorgeous girl he never stopped loving-he's tempted to hang up his hat and stay awhile. He's already charmed his way into her daughter's heart, but he'll need more than sweet talk and roses to convince Naomi to give them a second chance-especially when she's hiding a secret that could change their lives forever . . .

EXCERPT

“I’m so sorry, Naomi.” For whatever reason, her heart had opened to him. Maybe only a crack, but that was all he needed. He stepped closer to her, so that her body was pressed against his. Out in the parking lot, a line of headlights moseyed out to the road, but he didn’t care. He didn’t know when he’d have this chance again. So he took her into his arms because he couldn’t wait. Couldn’t analyze. He had to see. He had to feel her. Had to know she was as desperate as he was.  

“Lucas…” she whispered, closing her eyes.  

He rested his hands on her hips, urging her closer. “I need to know you don’t hate me,” he said, drowning in the feel of her. His hands slipped down low on her back, until he had her locked in his arms. 

“I don’t hate you,” she squeaked. “God, I don’t hate you at all.”  

That was all he needed. Holding her tightly in his arms, he lowered his mouth to hers, unable to stop himself, unable to hold back anything. Her lips tasted sweet, so warm and wet. He pressed into them, drinking in the scent of her, the feel of her curves fit so tightly against his throbbing body. 

She kissed him back, sighing deeply into his mouth as though letting go of her protests and hesitations.  

His tongue sought hers, rekindling that connection they’d always had, electrifying everything else until the sparks of desire flashed all through him.  

Her soft moan purred into him as her lips clung to his, and those hands of hers, always delicate but strong, climbed their way down his chest. He’d never regretted walking away from her as much as he did now, gripped by this one small taste of how it could’ve been with her… 

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About the Author:

Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.

Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: Too Close to Call by Tessa Bailey



Synopsis:

All-American wide receiver Kyler Tate’s life is about to change. A fairytale college career skyrocketed him to the NFL draft. Adoration and opportunity are thrown in his direction wherever he goes, thanks to being chosen in the first round by the Los Angeles Rage.

None of the accolades mean anything, though, without his high school sweetheart, Bree Justice, by his side. Four years ago, she walked away from Kyler, choosing a quiet life over the flash and notoriety his career would someday bring.

Now he’s back in their Indiana hometown, refusing to leave for Los Angeles without her. Demanding she give their life together a shot. Her heart never stopped bleeding for the love of her life, but Bree’s decision was final. Too bad their wild attraction has only been amplified by their separation, and Kyler won’t quit until Bree is wearing his ring.

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving 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 of eight years and four-year-old 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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MY REVIEW

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

5 out of 5 stars

Once again Tessa Bailey has proven that she is physically incapable of writing something I will not love! Too Close to Call, a novella in my favorite Romancing the Clarkson series, was such an amazing sweet and sexy read. From the moment we met Kyler in the previous book in this series, I was already itching to read more about him, so I was happy that we got his story in this novella. The story is short and quick because it's a novella, but it is still extremely satisfying and given the background between Kyler and the heroine, Bree, you never doubt their love for each other. From the very moment Kyler first mentions Bree at the very beginning of the book I was rooting for this couple to get through their issues and finally get their HEA because I could see just how perfect they were for each other in every way. Their love story was equal part sweet and steamy and I couldn't get enough of these two. I love this book to pieces and highly recommend it!

Monday, June 12, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Falling For The Fake Fiance by Jennifer Blackwood



Synopsis:

Jill Michaels prides herself on one thing: being independent. That is until her daughter gets into an elite school, and she needs money more than ever. It seems her fairy godmother—aka her deceased Grammy—has granted that wish in the form of one-fourth of her estate. The only catch? She must be married by her thirtieth birthday. In two months.

Aaron Collins is fresh out of the army and back in town to help his father’s failing business. When he runs into Jill at a hotel where she’s attending a single’s mixer, he makes sure she doesn’t make it past his room and into another guy’s arms. When he hears about her predicament, he has a plan: they’ll get married and keep it a secret. And maybe have a little sexy fun until he leave towns for his new job.

But letting go of the woman of his dreams may be harder than Aaron could have ever imagined.

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About the Author:

Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.

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MY REVIEW

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

4 out of 5 stars

I really liked Falling For the Fake Fiance. Jennifer Blackwood's second Snowpocalypse novel was a fun and sexy contemporary romance and exactly what I have come to expect from this author. I loved the characters a lot and I especially loved the bit of history between these two. It made the fake fiance storyline all the more interesting. Although talking about the fake fiance storyline in this book, I did find it a bit ridiculous that these two really thought they were going to be able to keep their fake marriage a secret. Other than that this romance was wonderful. Jill and Aaron were perfect together and I really loved their love story in this book. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and really wish Jennifer Blackwood would write more snowpocalypse books because these snow storms make for some really good, steamy romances and I need more!