Monday, February 29, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Right Kind of Mistake: Book 2 by Rebecca Thomas (Review + Giveaway)


Happy release day to Right Kind of Mistake: Book 2 by Rebecca Thomas!

Synopsis:

Unlucky in love, Haylie Keene can’t believe she’s dating another hockey player--especially her ex boyfriend’s former teammate. Sexy as hell Cam Erickson is impossible to resist, but Haylie's doubts keep her from jumping in with her whole heart. And when her ex makes a play to win her back, she’s completely torn.

Cam doesn't know the meaning of giving less than a hundred percent, whether it's to win a hockey game or Haylie’s heart. So when it looks like she might choose her cheating ex over him, he’s unwilling to sit the bench while she makes up her mind.

When Haylie realizes she might lose Cam, she knows she must fight to keep him. But can she thaw the ice around his heart before the last buzzer sounds on their relationship?




About the Author:


Rebecca Thomas has a love-hate relationship with Alaska, where she lives with her bush pilot husband and two teenaged sons. When she’s not reading, writing, or playing board games, she’s cheering for her sons at their hockey games and tennis matches.

A reluctant reader as a child, Rebecca didn’t become interested in books until her teen years when she discovered historical romance. Now she loves all sub-genres of romance and can’t decide which one is her favorite.

Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska and she was employed in the airline industry for several years before working in her current position as a program manager in higher education.

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***MY REVIEW***

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

3 out of 5 stars

So it was really hard for me to write a review for this book because I have real mixed feelings about it. While I really did enjoy Haylie and Cam's story, I feel like the second part of this story kind of fell flat for me because it just wasn't as climactic as I thought it was going to be after waiting months for it to be released. Honestly, I feel like the author and publisher should have released parts one and two of this story as one complete novel instead of in two novellas because I feel the story would have flowed better without the break between books one and two. But this is just my opinion. As I said already, I really did enjoy the overall story. Cam is a really excellent romance hero and you can't help but love him. And Haylie, while she can be a little much sometimes and made decisions that made me wish I could go into the book and smack her, she is still very likable and in reality the things that made me mad about her is actually what makes her more relatable and human. Also the HEA in this book was really super sweet and in my opinion it was the perfect spot in their story to leave things and I was super satisfied with it. Overall, I really did like this sweet NA romance despite my issues with how it was released and still highly recommend it.

Friday, February 26, 2016

ARC Review: Loving the Odds by Stefanie London

Title: Loving the Odds

Author: Stefanie London

Synopsis:

He's a risk she's willing to take...

Risk analyst Bailey Reuben might be in Las Vegas, but the last thing on her mind is sin. She’s there to find her jerk of an ex and get her grandfather’s watch back. Instead, she finds a smoking hot stranger. A stranger with a crazy plan to help her retrieve her family heirloom and get revenge. It’s a bad idea—she calculates risks for a living, after all—but she can’t say no.

Bad boy PR guru Lance Fulton is all about helping the gorgeous, quirky Bailey. She’s in desperate need of some fun, and pretending to be her new boyfriend is the perfect way to help her see how sexy she is, get the watch, and show her ex what he’s missing. But the more they get to know each other—and the hotter their attraction burns—the higher the probability one of them will end up with a broken heart…

***MY REVIEW***

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

4 out of 5 stars

I have read and reviewed enough of the What Happens in Vegas books now that I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but it can't be helped because these books are just such fun, sexy, light-hearted romances and Loving the Odds, Stefanie London's contribution, is not an exception. I really enjoyed this book that follows characters Bailey and Lance as they pretend to be in a relationship, so that Lance could prove to his boss that he's serious enough for a promotion and Bailey can get some help retrieving a family heirloom from her horrible ex. While they spend most of the book in a "pretend" relationship, the very real romance that develops between the two of them as a result was the best and made me so happy. They were one of the most adorable couples and I loved them so much.

But as much as I loved the romance, the real highlight for me in this book was the way everything played out in terms of Bailey getting back the watch. I can't go into it in detail because of spoilers but the scene made me laugh out loud and made me love Lance even more.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was another great romance in the What Happens in Vegas series and I can't wait to read some of Stefanie London's other books because this book has made me crave some more of her writing.

Review: Beauty and the Bachelor by Naima Simone

Title: Beauty and the Bachelor

Author: Naima Simone

Synopsis:

She may be the highest bidder, but this bachelor’s price is blackmail and passion…

Billionaire Lucas Oliver is hell bent on revenge. And his plan begins when Sydney Blake-the stunning daughter of his enemy-is tricked into bidding on Lucas at a bachelor auction. Then he serves up a little blackmail…followed by a marriage proposal Sydney has no choice but to accept.

Sydney has been controlled by her family her whole life. When Lucas threatens to reveal her father’s shady business, she is once again forced to do her duty for her family. But worse-oh so much worse-is the rush of lust that Lucas ignites in her blood.

Lucas is determined to make Sydney suffer, but it’s tough when he can’t keep from touching her-or thinking about touching her-all the time. She’s not fairing much better since she’s engaged to a darkly handsome beast intent on destroying her entire family…along with her heart.

***MY REVIEW***

5 out of 5 stars

Ever since reading The Millionaire Makeover a couple of months ago I've been itching to read another Naima Simone book and I am so happy that I finally read this book because I loved it even more than The Millionaire Makeover.

Lucas and Sydney were two fantastic characters and they grabbed my attention from the very first page and I was so hooked on their story that I neglected all my other responsibilities in order to read this book in one sitting. There is something about marriages in romances that really calls to me even if it is one that is forced by blackmail. Lol. But while the relationship began because Lucas was blackmailing Sydney because of something her father had done in the past, you can still believe that these two are really falling in love and the chemistry between the two of them was really off the charts. I loved them together so much!

In regards to the issues between Lucas and Sydney's father I really liked how it was resolved. At the end of the day both men had made some really big mistakes but they both acknowledged them and paid for them in different ways.

Overall, this book was absolutely fantastic! I really loved it and I can't wait to read more from Naima Simone's backlist as well as what's to come next in the Bachelor Auction series.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Review: Tamed by the Outlaw by Michelle Sharp

Title: Tamed by the Outlaw

Author: Michelle Sharp

Synopsis:

He’s taking on the bad girl of romance…

Author Jessie Jameson is the Bad Girl of romance, making a huge name for herself writing love stories with sizzling hot sex scenes. No one needs to know that her real-life inspiration is sexy publishing exec Grayson Reynolds. Or that after the hottest sex of her life, Grayson walked out on her.

Grayson’s finally taken the reins of his family’s publishing business, and he’s determined to sell off the romance division. But Jessie Jameson’s contract is complicating things. It’s like she’s been trying to ruin him ever since the mind-blowing night they shared—the night she walked out on him.

Now the sparks are flying. Heated, sexy sparks. It’s a Wild West showdown between Jessie and Grayson. But when Romance ends up in bed with Business, only one can walk away…

***MY REVIEW***

4 out of 5 stars

I hadn't heard much of this author beforehand but this book is part of the What Happens in Vegas series and it was on sale for free so I decided to give it a shot which was a really good thing because I really enjoyed it!

This book was a perfect short and sweet feel-good contemporary romance. The story was hilarious and so entertaining. I really loved these characters and I enjoyed getting to follow them through this weekend as they came to realize that they actually loved each other despite how badly their one night in the past ended thanks to a misunderstanding.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was such a fun and lighthearted book and I kind of wish it was a little longer so that I could have followed these characters a little longer.

Cover Reveal: Fly by Molly McLain

Today I have the pleasure of helping share the cover of Fly, the first book in an all-new series by one of my favorite authors Molly McLain, which releases March 14, 2016!!!



Synopsis:

Meet Colton Wade, FMX rider...

I’m just a small town guy who caught a lucky break. Now I’m living the dream, on the brink of high-flying super-stardom. But something’s missing.



That something is Taylor.



She’s my best friend. The one who makes me want to push harder and higher. The one I fall back on when shit gets tough. The one I’d give it all up for.



I’d do anything to protect her. To make her dreams come true too.



But a single night changes everything.



And now the one she needs protection from...is me.

About the Author:

Molly McLain lives in a tiny little town in Wisconsin with her husband, three kids, and a sassy dog. She loves fountain soda, jellybeans, Luke Bryan and Avenged Sevenfold, thunderstorms, and camping at quiet lakes. She's been scribbling down love stories since she was old enough to dream about happily ever afters, and now she writes sexy, small town romance for real. 


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ARC Review: Brazilian Revenge by Carmen Falcone

Title: Brazilian Revenge

Author: Carmen Falcone

Synopsis:

Losing his heart wasn’t part of the plan…

Human rights lawyer Leonardo Duarte wants to destroy Satyanna Darling, the woman who disappeared after a weekend of earth shattering sex…along with his priceless sculpture. But when he finds her in a Brazilian prison a year later he realizes she didn’t act alone and blackmails her into helping him find the man behind the theft.

Satyanna wants to return to the US and stay out of prison, but she knows Leonardo won’t let her, unless she takes him to the man who really stole from him. As they embark on a cat and mouse game to find the man with all the answers, dodging their attraction to each other becomes even more difficult. But even while things heat up between them, secrets and mistrust threaten everything.

***MY REVIEW***

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

4 out of 5 stars

This book reminded me of one of my grandmother's telenovelas and I loved it so much because of that. It was hot, dramatic, suspenseful and filled with twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading.

I really loved Satyanna and Leonardo. The chemistry between the two them was really hot and from their first encounter I rooted for them despite all the madness going around them. But despite the fact that I loved them so much I had some issues with some of the things they did such as their lack of trust in each other even after it was very obvious they they were both victims in everything that was going on. But the way that the author wrapped everything up and gave the two of them their HEA made up for that because it was pretty-much perfect and made me so happy!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Twice now this author has impressed me with her fabulous storytelling and I can't wait to read more by her.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle

This week my pick for "Waiting on Wednesday" is Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle!

Synopsis:

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder…

As the captain of Field County’s ice rescue dive team, Callum Cook is driven to perfection. But when he meets new diver Louise “Lou” Sparks, all that hard-won order is obliterated in an instant. Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And with her, he’s never felt more alive…even if keeping her safe may just kill him.

Lou’s new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and she’s determined to make it on her own terms…no matter how tempting Callum may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who will stop at nothing to silence Lou—and prove that not even her new Search and Rescue family can keep her safe forever.

Hold Your Breath releases April 5, 2016!

Why I'm waiting:

I read and loved the novella that introduces this series, so naturally I can't wait for this book to see what happens with this next couple. From what we got to see of Callum and Lou in the first book in this series I just now they are going to make me completely obsessed with their story. Plus the plot of this one sounds like it's going to be one of the books that is going to have me on the edge of my seat the whole time with my heart racing.

So what are you all waiting on?

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Release Blast: The Rogue by Katharine Ashe


Happy release day to The Rogue, the first book in the Devil's Duke series by Katharine Ashe!!

Synopsis:

In the first book in Katharine Ashe’s stunning new historical series, to capture a duke, a lady must first seduce a rogue.

Lady Constance Read is independent, beautiful, and in need of a husband-now. The last man on earth she wants is the rogue who broke her heart six years ago, never mind that his kisses are scorching hot…

Evan Saint-André Sterling is rich, scarred, and finished with women-forever. He’s not about to lose his head over the bewitching beauty who once turned his life upside down.

But Constance needs a warrior, and Saint is the perfect man for the job. Only as a married woman can she penetrate Scotland’s most notorious secret society and bring a diabolical duke to justice. When Constance and Saint become allies-and passionate lovers-he’ll risk everything to protect the only woman he has ever loved.


About the Author:

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers Weekly, Women’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world. 


Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit www.KatharineAshe.com or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Virtual Tour: Life on the Level by Zoraida Cordova (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)


Life on the Level, the third book in Zoraida Cordova's On the Verge series goes live tomorrow!!

Synopsis:

The tantalizing third book in Zoraida Córdova's steamy New Adult On the Verge series!

River Thomas was born a wild card. Her mother left before River hit puberty, and her alcoholic father raised her to have the best poker face in the city, but when he dies unexpectedly, River's already dangerous lifestyle spirals out of control. Six months sober, she relapses, and the resulting bender ends with her on the run from a guy looking to settle a score.

She wants to be better--needs to be better--before she ends up like her dad. The road leads her to Sun Valley, Montana, where she checks herself into a rehab center. But before her first night, she decides to go for a last hurrah, and the beautiful stranger at the bar is just what the doctor ordered.

She leaves before sunrise, and starts her ninety-day program, still thinking of his face. But her last hurrah with the guy of her dreams is also a counselor and extremely off-limits.

Their attraction is too strong to ignore, and soon she finds herself gambling with the one thing she never thought she would—her heart.

Excerpt:

From Chapter 1

Zero days sober

“I hope the sky’s not the only big thing in Montana,” I whisper in his ear.

His full lips smile against mine. 

“You’re a handful, aren’t you?” His voice is like the whiskey, burning right through me.

I pull away from him to get a good look at his face again. The dim blue light of Grizzly Country Bar frames his sharp cheekbones and strong jawline. He has dark eyes and darker hair that coils around the tips of my fingers. I’ve finally met a guy that makes my heart skip a beat.

I’ve been in town for a little less than two days, on the road to salvation. Actually, on the road to Sun Valley, Montana. Tomorrow, my life changes forever. Tonight, I’ll allow myself one last hurrah, and his name is—well, actually, I don’t know his name. But from the moment I set foot in the bar and saw him hunched over his beer, looking like he was just as lost as I was, I knew it had to be him—and only him. 

I went right up to him, grabbed his beer, and took a swig from it. It was still frothy and cold. His midnight-black eyes went wide and a little angry. Then he looked me up and down, and his eyes softened. Unlike other guys, he didn’t linger at my long, suntanned legs. He looked straight into my eyes, and I didn’t look away for a minute.

“Hey, Trouble,” he said, an irresistible grin spreading across his beautiful face. 

The rest of his body is solid, and even sitting down, he looks tall. I bet he’s one of those guys who rides around on horses, rounding up cows and stuff. Men aren’t built like this in New York. Salt of the earth and all that.

“Hey, kind stranger,” I said. “Can I buy you a drink, since I stole yours?”

He looked taken aback by the offer. Some guys don’t like aggressive girls, and even more girls don’t like aggressive girls. But what did I care? If he was into me, great. If he wasn’t, then it wasn’t meant to be. He looked a little nervous. He asked me my name, and I pretended the music was too loud. I loved watching him turn toward me. I asked if he wanted to sit in the corner booth for more privacy.

My heart skipped when he hesitated—just because a guy is smoking hot doesn’t mean he’s a manwhore. I put on my best mischievous smile, thrilled when he decided to follow. 

And now we’re here.

I was surprised at how easily he talked about himself. I didn’t want to care. But I found myself smiling while he spoke. He was born and raised in Montana, and went to the U of M right here in town. He’s going to tell me what he does for a living, but the waitress comes over and drops off our next round. He wants to know too much. Asks too many questions. In turn, I’m super vague. 

I’m from out east, I say, and he guesses New York because of the way I asked for water. I’m an only child, and an orphan. What do you know? So is he. Then we’re kind of quiet, and I feel something tight in my heart. He smiles so easily and reaches for my hand. I tell him, I’m just passing through.
No, I don’t go to school. No, I don’t have friends in town.

He watches me like he’s trying to unravel a mystery, and I watch him because I want him to kiss me first. When he doesn’t, I kiss him. I press my lips to the corner of his mouth, and he watches me for a long while. It feels too intimate, but what do I know of intimacy? My skin flushes when he reaches for my long blonde curls. He brushes them over my shoulder. I see him trying to make up his mind. I see him convincing himself that this anonymous hookup is right.

“You look nervous.” I rest my back against the leather of our cozy little booth.

He chuckles. “I’m not used to putting on a show.”

A few locals nudge each other in the ribs. Waitresses eye us in their perfunctory ponytails and maroon tank tops two sizes too small, to get that perky and pushed up look. Or I should say, they eye me. It’s like I’ve taken something precious from them and kept it for myself.

My best friend Sky always reminds me that I don’t like to share. That goes for my fries and my men.

“Only when you’re sharking some dudes at pool?” I ask.

He cocks his head to the side and takes a sip of his beer. It’s local, and there’s a picture of a moose on it. It matches the moose head on the wall, among other mounted wild animals. This is the closest to nature I’ve been in a long time. Unless you count the squirrels that try to hijack my food in Central Park. 

“I know what you’re doing,” he tells me, pulling my legs across his lap. “You’re trying to make me guess your name.”

It’s a funny thing—I don’t remember his name. I don’t know his birthday. I can’t figure out if his sign matches mine in any sort of astrological way. I don’t know where he got those cheekbones, that creamy skin, those callouses on his hands, or the scar right under his bottom lip shaped like a crescent moon. I don’t know any of these things, but I sure do love looking at him.

Sure, it’s not the first time I’ve been with a guy whose name I’m not too sure on. At least, I’m planning on being with this guy. At least, I know I want to. At least, until morning.

Morning. Tomorrow. Focus. 

Think of the now. But isn’t the now what gets me into trouble in the first place? 

About the Author:

Zoraida Córdova was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens. She is the author of The Vicious Deep Trilogy. She studied English Lit at Hunter College, and The University of Montana before finding a home for herself in the (kinda) glittering world of New York City’s nightlife. She prefers her cocktails shaken, her bacon crispy, and her men with a side of chivalry.

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***MY REVIEW***

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

5 out of 5 stars

Life on the Level was another great addition to this amazing series by Zoraida Cordova! Although unlike with the previous two book in this series, it took me a lot longer to warm up to the main characters in this one. But that's not to say that I didn't love River and Hutch because they were both amazing when you got to know them and I really did love them both by the end.

River is the perfect example of the "unlikable heroine" but that is what makes her feel more like a real person and her attitude and reactions towards the beginning of the book are all understandable. And then we have Hutch who was almost too good and perfect but as we see as the story goes on he really isn't perfect which made me love him more.

The overall plot in this one was the most interesting of the books in this series and really raised my blood pressure as I read since the stuff that was happing at the rehab center felt a lot more high stakes. While the previous two books in this series were more cutesy, the plot of this one was more serious because people's lives were literally at stake if things were to go horribly wrong. But even with the more serious plot, this book was still filled with plenty of swoon-worthy moments that I absolutely loved. And this book actually had my favorite HEA of the three books in this series.

Overall, I loved this book so much and with it Zoraida Cordova has become a new top favorite author of mine.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Review: Love on the Ledge by Zoraida Cordove

Title: Love on the Edge

Author: Zoraida Cordova

Synopsis:

Sky Lopez thought she had it all—the perfect job, the perfect relationship, the perfect life…until she discovers her not-so-perfect boyfriend has been cheating on her. So when her uncle asks her to help plan his Hamptons wedding, Sky jumps at the chance, leaving all of her “perfect” future plans in the rearview mirror.

The wedding doesn’t prove as good a distraction as she’d hoped, because when her relatives and friends find out she’s single, they put Sky in their match-making sights. Never mind that she’s only twenty four. Never mind that she doesn’t want to settle for anyone other than Mr. Right. Seemingly everyone in Sky’s life wants her to get married and have babies. Like, yesterday.

So when Hayden—a sweet, sexy roofer—plummets through the ceiling and practically falls into her lap, she can’t help but think that maybe nice guys do just fall from the sky.

Soon Sky finds herself juggling crumbling wedding plans, the cheating ex who’s trying to win her back, the cute plastic surgeon her family thinks is perfect for her, and the hot roofer she can’t seem to get off her mind.

As the wedding date draws closer, Sky will need to choose one—or none—to keep herself from falling off the ledge, and maybe into love.

***MY REVIEW***

5 out of 5 stars

Love on the Ledge, the second book in Zoraida Cordova's On the Verge series was even better than Luck on the Line. I wasn't sure about how I felt about Sky in Luck on the Line because we were always seeing her through Lucky's eyes but I absolutely loved her in this book. She was so great and I related to her character on a very personal level. And then we had Hayden. If I was to describe my dream boyfriend it would be him. Now if only a guy like him would fall through my roof. Lol.

Anywho, I really loved this book. The plot was even better than that of the first book. I also really loved how diverse this book was. I mean we have a gay wedding between an Ecuadorian man and an Italian man at the center of the plot which is complemented by the main romance between Sky and Hayden which is a interracial relationship. And talking about the relationship between Sky and Hayden it just gave me so much life with how perfect it was.

In regards to the overall plot, I loved how realistic all the interactions between all the character were. All the meddling on the part of las viejas as Sky called them reminded me so much of my very loud Hispanic family and as much as they annoyed me, I loved how spot on their portrayals were.And kind of going along with all the meddling, the highlight of this book for me wasn't even the romance but the point in which Sky finally stood up for herself and put her foot down. It was glorious!

Overall, I really loved this book. It is was another great new adult book by this author and like with Luck on the Line I can see myself rereading this book time and time again.

Review: Luck on the Line by Zoraida Cordova

Title: Luck on the Line

Author: Zoraida Cordova

Synopsis:

To turn her life around, she’ll have to stand the heat. To fulfill his dreams, he’ll have to get Lucky.

Despite her name, Lucky Pierce has always felt a little cursed. Refusing to settle for less or settle down, she changes jobs as often as she changes boyfriends. When her celebrity chef mother challenges her to finish something, Lucky agrees to help her launch Boston’s next hot restaurant, The Star. Even if it means working with the infuriating, egotistical, and undeniably sexy head chef.

James loves being known as Boston’s hottest bad boy in the kitchen, but if he wants to build a reputation as a serious chef, he has to make this restaurant work and keep his scandalous past out of the headlines. Getting involved with his boss’s spoiled, sharp-tongued daughter is definitely not on the menu.

As the launch of The Star looms and the tension and chemistry heat up in the kitchen, they’re going to need more than a little luck to keep everything from boiling over.

***MY REVIEW***

5 out of 5 stars

Luck on the Line was one of those books that I've seen round both online and stores that grabbed my attention but for some reason I never got around to reading it to now. But, hey, better late than never because I ended up loving this book even more than I though I already was going to.

Everything about this book worked for me. The heroine was both likable and unlikable if that makes any sense and that is what made me absolutely love her from the very first chapter. And then we had James who was too HOT, at least in my head he was and I couldn't get enough his character. Although, like Lucky he wasn't perfect and did things that made me frustrated, but he also made me swoon, so all was forgiven. Lol.

The romance at the center was pretty much perfect and developed in a way that built up the anticipation but also didn't leave us hanging for too long. The overall story was fun and interesting. All the things that these characters had to deal with while trying to get the restaurant ready was hilarious. I also really enjoyed all the drama in the book although there were a few characters involved in that drama that I wish would have just gone away a lot sooner.

Overall, I really loved this book. It was a really good new adult contemporary romance and I can see myself rereading it time and time again because I really enjoyed it.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

My Rambling Thoughts: Instalove vs. Slow Burn

In all the years I've been reading romance novels I have never been able to decide whether I prefer romance novels with instalove or romance novels with a slower burning romance. I have friends who are very adamant about preferring one over the other but I must confess that I love them both pretty much equally and that whether I read one type or the other really just depends on my mood at the moment.

A lot of people say that instalove is not very realistic, but honestly whether it is realistic or not has never really bothered me because I don't read romance novels for realism. In actuality I read romance novels to escape from the reality of everyday life and don't need everything that happens in one to be feasible in the real world as long as the author can make me believe that the two characters are in love whether it's love at first sight or something else. Personally, I don't think that slow burn romances are any more realistic either, but just like with instalove they work for me especially when I'm in the mood for a romance that is going to build up all the anticipation and drive me insane as I wait for the characters to stop being idiots and realize that they are in love with each other.

So, yeah, no matter what anyone else says I love them both. As long as the author can make me feel all the emotions I don't give a damn whether it's a case of instalove or not because as I said already it's all about the execution for me and whether or not I can believe that the love is real.

*My Rambling Thoughts is a bi-weekly feature on this blog in which I vent, rant, and/or gush about bookish topics that are currently on my mind.*

Friday, February 19, 2016

Review: His to Take by Katee Robert

Title: His to Take

Author: Katee Robert

Synopsis:

Truth or dare…

Erin Robinson is having an epically bad year. Her blossoming career on Broadway tanked, forcing her to crawl back to home to Wellington. The icing on her failure cake? Her former on-again, off-again fling is in town, and the sexy Marine is taking up way too much space.

Warren Davis always knew Erin was special, which is exactly why he can’t have her. A girl like her deserves something permanent–something neither of them wants. But now that they’re both back in town and she’s right there in front of him, a challenge in her eyes he’s never been able to resist, he’s questioning everything.

That challenge quickly escalates into an epic game of Truth or Dare. Erin’s sure she’s got him on lock, but as the night progresses, Warren’s dares intensify, drowning her in lust. But with the past still breathing down their necks, there’s no way either of them can win…

***MY REVIEW***

5 out of 5 stars

So this review is going to be short since this book was a really short read, but for such a short read, His to Take was really satisfying and I really enjoyed it so much! It was the perfect little snippet to this new couple in Katee Robert's Out of Uniform series and while I would have loved a longer story for these two it's more of a want than a need because the author wrapped up everything so perfectly and beautifully. I really loved Erin and Warren and especially loved that they managed to leave such an impression in a short story that only followed them for one night. Overall, this was a really great short story and I loved it.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Review: Tell Me You Want Me by Joya Ryan

Title: Tell Me You Want Me

Author: Joya Ryan

Synopsis:

She’s getting dirty with the bad boy…

Determined to find her inner badass and save her business, boutique owner Michelle Ruby signs up for a twenty-four hour survival class. Except, she’s the only person who registered, and the guide is a sex-on-a-stick G.I. Joe come to life. Between his massive muscles, smoldering blue eyes, and “there’s no crying in camping” attitude, she’s in trouble…in more ways than one.

Search and rescue squad member Dex Young never thought he’d be roped into teaching “survival skills” to pageant queens. His sole student is upper class, upper state, and sexy as hell. And he has a sneaking suspicion that beneath her tight updo and designer jeans, there’s a sex kitten waiting to claw her way out.

But Dex knows women like her. Knows they only bring guys like him home to piss off their daddies. If it’s the bad boy experience she wants, she’ll get it. And Dex? Well, he can’t wait to find out just how dirty Michelle’s willing to get…

***MY REVIEW***

5 out of 5 stars

Tell Me You Want Me was another good installment to Joya Ryan's Search and Seduce series! I enjoyed it almost as much as I did the first book in this series. When I first started reading, I didn't read the blurb and was kind of hoping that it was going to be about Natalie and Easton, but I'm actually happy that it was actually about Michelle and Dex instead. I really loved them A LOT.

The whole set-up and execution of this love story was flawless. The beginning scenes with Michelle taking the survival class that Dex was forced to teach was absolutely hilarious. She was so hopeless in her heels while trying to build shelter out of sticks. Lol. But I got to say I loved how determined she was and that is what made me love her as a character so much! The hero, Dex, took some warming up to. He was really judgmental at the beginning, but thankfully he wasn't a complete idiot and realized how wrong he was before it was too late especially since that was his only shortcoming.

I really loved the romance in this one. The way they would try to explain the sexual situations they got into by pretending it was "survival skills training" had me laughing out loud. It was really a highlight for me in this book.

The only issue I took with this book was with Dex's refusal to completely trust that Michelle wasn't some snobby rich girl just because she came from money. I get that he had some hangups, but you'd think that after everything that happens between the two of them he would not be so quick to jump to conclusions at the end but luckily he comes to his senses quickly.

Overall, I really loved this book a lot. It was another fun and steamy Brazen romance by one of my favorite romance authors and it has made me anxious for what Joya Ryan has in store for readers next. 

Review: Tell Me You Need Me by Joya Ryan

Title: Tell Me You Need Me

Author: Joya Ryan

Synopsis:

Playing dirty can be the best kind of fun…

Chloe Franklin wouldn’t call herself a commitment-phobe, so much as she’s allergic to anything long term. She loves the sexy, sweaty and intensely hot hours of the night that come before the sun rises, though. Especially when those nights are spent with Search-and-Rescuer Gage McGraw…

Gage loves his job, but there is one thing he’s starting to like more than the rush of a mission—a stacked blonde with a mouth that haunts his dreams. Every time he steps foot in the sleepy town of Beaufort, he hooks up with Chloe. But he’s tired of hooks-ups. He wants more.

Just the sight of Gage gets Chloe’s blood going. Hot, bothered, and finally naked, she’s ready for their night to start. But before he takes her, he whispers what his intentions really are…and then the games really begin.

***MY REVIEW***

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was everything that I've come to expect from this author and more. I can honestly say that out of all of her books this one is my all-time favorite. It was a hot friends with benefits romance and I really liked Chloe and Gage the most out of all the characters this author has ever written.

They were imperfect in the most perfect way and I loved them so much! Chloe and Gage were quite the pair with his fear to commit to a permanent place of residence and her fear of committing to a relationship because of what happened with her mother and father. Granted I thought their issues were stupid, but I could fully understand their reasoning and it added a good bit of drama to the story that I thought was necessary. Plus it was fun getting to see the ways that they dealt with their issues the closer they became as their relationship developed from strictly being a friends with benefits situation to something so much more especially all their antics as Gage tried to romance Chloe while she tried to keep thing strictly sexual. It was hilarious and super hot and I couldn't get enough.

Overall, as I stated at the beginning of the review I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was a super fun and steamy romance and another perfect example as to why I love Brazen books so much!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ARC Review: A River Bend Wedding by Molly McLain

Title: A River Bend Wedding

Author: Molly McLain

Synopsis:

The pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage of Carissa Joy Brandt & Joshua Daniel Hudson on Saturday, the thirteenth day of February, at St. Joseph’s Parish.

But shh! Keep it on the down-low, because the bride doesn’t know!

*It is recommended that you read the book before the wedding - Can't Shake You - before digging into this novella. Can't Shake You is available at all major ebooks retailers for FREE!




***MY REVIEW***

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

5 out of 5 stars

This book was the best! I really loved that this author chose to continue on Josh and Carissa's story and have them get married in the most adorable way. I mean, seriously, Josh took it upon himself to make the wedding happen with the help of the other River Bend couples that I love so much, so that Carissa could stop stressing. The man is perfect and it's a shame that he is fictional. Lol. Anywho, I spent the entire time I was reading with a big goofy smile on my face because everything that happened in this book just made me so happy! It was the perfect book for me to end up reading on Valentine's Day and I'm so happy that Molly McLain decided to surprise us with this new installment to her her River Bend series! It was so wonderful and now I'm even more pumped for what's to come next!

Waiting on Wednesday: Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

This week my pick for "Waiting on Wednesday" is Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton!

Synopsis:

From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series.

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down.

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

Fly With Me releases May 3, 2016!

Why I'm waiting:

I LOVE Chanel Cleeton's books to death, so naturally I'm crazy excited for this new series by her that begins with Fly With Me in the spring. But even if this book was not written by this lovely author it would still be high on my TBR because it has a hero in the Air Force (I do love me some military men) and  romance that begins thanks to "one scorching weekend" in Las Vegas. Seriously, this book was literally made for me and I need it to be May already so that I can read it!

So what are you all waiting on this Wednesday?

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Review: Rekindle the Flame by Kate Meader

Title: Rekindle the Flame

Author: Kate Meader

Synopsis:

Cuddle up by the fire with the irresistible prequel to Kate Meader’s smokin’ Hot in Chicago series—originally published in the sizzling holiday anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside—a superhot e-novella that will warm you from your head to your heart and all the way to your toes!

Chicago firefighter Beck Rivera always knew his destiny would be defined by two things: his dream to follow in the footsteps of his legendary foster father Sean Dempsey and his teenage passion for heiress Darcy Cochrane, the one girl who could both stoke and cool his fire. Loving her meant setting her free and breaking her heart—and his. But when a chance reunion at his family’s bar, sparked by a drunk Santa, places her in his path again, destiny can no longer be denied.

The last thing heiress-turned-tattoo-artist Darcy Cochrane needs is the rollercoaster of emotion stirred up by her first love: sexy, gorgeous man-on-fire Beck Rivera. But he always had such talented hands. And more talented lips. And...maybe one time can’t hurt. Then she’ll send him packing like he did to her all those years ago. But Darcy and Beck soon discover that nothing ignites holiday flames like rekindling a lost love...

***MY REVIEW***

5 out of 5 stars

This book was a short and sweet read that made me feel like my heart was going to burst by how happy it made me. Even though I already knew how Darcy and Beck's story was going to end given that I had already read two other books in this series, Flirting with Fire and Melting Point, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book like if I was meeting these two characters for the very first time. I loved getting to see just how these two rekindled their romance and attained that HEA that is still thriving in the rest of the books in this series. Having read the other books in this series, when reading this it also made me happy to see the other characters before they attained their own HEAs and I don't know why but getting to see Luke pre-Flirting with Fire and Gage and Brady pre-Melting Point made me too happy.

Anyway, this book was also just really enjoyable all on it's own. It's a second chance romance at it's best and I had no complaints about anything that happened in this book. It was flawless and while I'm not a new to this series I loved how perfectly it set up this world leading the way for the following books in this series. Overall, I really loved this book if that wasn't already obvious and I highly recommend it because you can never go wrong with a second chance romance featuring a hot firefighter!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Strong Signal, the first Cyberlove novel, by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell was released today!!!

Synopsis:

I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn't planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can't stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it's love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn't go as planned.

*Strong Signal is a standalone, full-length novel with no cliffhanger*


Buy Strong Signal on Amazon!

About the Authors:

Megan Erickson is a former journalist who switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better. She likes to pretend she has control now, but usually her characters are the ones who hold the reins. Her romance novels have a touch of humor, a dash of nerdy, and always a happily ever after.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two cats named after John Hughes characters. She's still waiting for the party she was promised when she grew to five feet... maybe because she never got there.

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Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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Virtual Tour: Taking the Score by Kate Meader (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)


Taking the Score, the second book in the Tall, Dark, and Texan series, by the lovely Kate Meader is live today!

Synopsis:

His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…

Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out.

Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction … and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland. And then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma.

Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one steamy, illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.

Excerpt:

Good. Fuck.

Brody had entered some sort of fever dream. East was west, up was down, and Ms. Strickland was a stripper who had just wrapped her typing fingers around his granite-hard cock.

His prim and proper personal assistant was neither prim nor proper, but he’d give her top marks on her next performance evaluation for personal. The hand stroking his dick was very personal indeed. No way in hell was he gifting sexy little Emma Strickland to whatever drunken louts remained out on the main floor. If he had to buy the damn club so he could stop her from working here, he would.

Right this minute, his gorgeous PA belonged to him.

His gorgeous stripper PA. 

All these contradictions were driving him mad with curiosity, confusion, and mind-wiping lust. He had to know more about why she was here.

He had to know her.

His mouth returned home to hers, teasing, dragging a frustrated moan from her throat.  She chased his lips but he pulled back, then went in again with a nip of her lower lip. Soft and pillowy. He shouldn’t be playing this game with her. It wouldn’t give him information. It would only frustrate.

Them both.

“Brody—”

“Hush, now, I’ll give you what you need.” He ground his cock against her hand, and her shocked gasp almost undid him. “That’s what you want, right?”

“Yes,” she whispered. “That’s—yeah, that’s—”

No, this is. Though it killed him, he removed her hand and hitched her leg over his hip so he could rub his best parts against her best parts. A grinding thrust had her moaning, a sound so sweet he longed to hear it over and over. If he could hear it along with his name when she came, it would be revelatory.

The problem was he might shoot off first.

He had to get her off quicker. Still with one hand under her ass, his other found the zipper at the side of her shorts and pulled, creating a gap for his searching fingers.

They both moaned as he entered taboo territory. She was already soaked, her slick heat spilling over his fingers. Every stroke ramped up her moans, drove him to brink. To feel her clamp down on his fingers as she rode them through her orgasm— The goal spurred him on. His mouth was so close to hers he could have kissed her again, accelerated the pace, but he didn’t want to miss her eyes, which had fluttered closed.

“Look at me when I make you come, Emma.”

Those eyes flew open, fiery blue suns exploding with desire.

He resumed his teasing stroke below and kept his gaze on his target: those beautiful lust-stoked pupils. Little silver sparks seemed to light up when he stroked a little slower. She liked it languorous. All women were different, but his experience was that most preferred it quick, more friction, get it done.

Not his Emma. She rocked against his hand, her mouth parted in a silent plea.

He turned his finger so the callus glanced over her clit. Her breathing quickened. She tried to say something but nothing emerged, her words lost in the build to her orgasm.

Fascinating.

He had always enjoyed puzzles, working things out, moving pieces around until it made sense. Ms. Strickland did not make sense.

He would learn her.

He plunged two fingers in and thumbed her clit, spreading moisture over where she was most sensitive. She cried out and locked down around his digits.

“That’s it. Squeeze me tight, baby. Give me a preview of what my cock can expect.”

Shit, he needed to shut that down. Not chatty by nature, in Brody, lust seemed to open some conduit in his brain and tap into his basest desires, producing a torrent of dirty talk most women blushed to hear. A nice girl like Emma Strickland would not enjoy his trucker mouth, but then he recalled that he was no longer dealing with a nice girl.

His dick was still contained, and this was already the hottest fuck of his life.

About the Author:

Originally from Ireland, Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

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***MY REVIEW***

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

5 out of 5 stars

Given my taste in romance books you would think that I would've read more books about falling in love with the boss but surprisingly I haven't and Taking the Score makes me want to read more books with this set up because it was so GOOD! This book was all kinds of perfect in every way and I actually loved it even more than I have loved all the other books I've read by this author to date.

Brody and Emma were everything and I couldn't get enough of them and the romance that ignited between the two of them. Everything that happens between the two of them was so HOT but it was also so much more than that, which I especially loved. From the very beginning you can really see just how perfect these two are together even with all the craziness going on with Brody's hang up from a past engagement and Emma's money problems thanks to her sister and her creepy boss at the strip club trying to extort info about Brody since he comes from a prominent family, Thankfully, they were able to get through all these obstacles and prove that at least in romance novels love conquers all and attain a happily ever after that was more than satisfying.

Overall, I adored this book! It was another great read by Kate Meader and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next in this series to see if she can outdo herself again like she did with this book.

Friday, February 12, 2016

ARC Review: Drummer Girl by A.J. Pine from the 80s Mix Tape: A Romance Rewind Anthology

Title: Drummer Girl in the 80s Mix Tape: A Romance Rewind Anthology

Author: A.J. Pine

Synopsis:

Sam Walsh is done—done with college, done with guys, done with the whole scene. After graduation tomorrow, she'll head home, ready to start her job as an elementary school music teacher in the fall. But her roommate coaxes her out for what she promises will be an epic last night, a night that ends up changing everything.

London Calling is the up-and-coming band playing at the local bar, and Sam can’t take her eyes off the sexy drummer. When he dedicates the drummer’s choice song to her, she knows the evening might be more epic than she’d imagined. Then one kiss turns her world upside down, making her question everything she thought she wanted out of her last night at school.

Ben McCarthy is the guy behind the drums, the would-have-been 306 valedictorian who dropped out three years ago to follow his dream. Tomorrow he and the band leave for London, but for one unforgettable night, it’s just Sam, the music, and him. Can a girl with her feet planted firmly on the ground fall for the boy who reaches for the stars when the only result is a broken heart?

***MY REVIEW***

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

4 out of 5 stars

A.J. Pine's contribution to the 80s Mix Tape anthology was a nice and short read. I really enjoyed it, but it wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be based on my experience with this author's other works. Even for a short story this story felt way too short. Right when I was starting to really like these characters and become invested in their romance the story ended. But with that said, what we did get to see of their romance was really sweet and I really did like getting to see their relationship begin, I just wish we could have followed them to see what was going to happen next.

Side note: Since A.J. Pine was the only author in this anthology that I was familiar with already, hers was the only story I read since I've been really busy lately. I still really want to read the other stories in the anthology though and hope to be able to go back and read them in the coming months. :)

ARC Review: Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Title: Strong Signal

Author: Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Synopsis:

I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn't planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can't stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it's love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn't go as planned.

***MY REVIEW***

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

4 out of 5 stars

I'm usually wary of books written by multiple authors, but I love Megan's books so much that I decided to give it a chance even though I had never read anything by Santino Hassell. And this book was actually really, really good. It was slow to start at the beginning and I even considered not finishing it, but I pushed through it and was rewarded with a really memorable romance.

I really loved Kai and Garrett. They were both so different from each other but they were so perfect together. Many interactions between the two of them left me feeling like my heart was going to burst by how cute they were together especially in the scene when they were talking with each other through Kai's apartment door after Garrett came home from overseas. That scene just made me so happy. Also on top of all the perfectness of them just being together, this book also had some really excellent steamy scenes that I really enjoyed.

Aside from the romance, I also really liked the way the gaming aspects that were such a big part of Kai and Garrett's lives was highlighted. I'm not a really big gamer but I enjoyed the chat conversations and getting to see what Kai did for a living instead of having it glossed over. And I also really liked the way the fact that Kai had anxiety over going out in the world was dealt especially with how understanding Garrett was.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a really great romance and the perfect example as to why you sometimes have to stick with a book past a slow beginning instead of being quick to giving up on it.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Review: Say You're Mine by Diane Alberts

Title: Say You're Mine

Author: Diane Alberts

Synopsis:

She’s a challenge he can’t afford to lose…

Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She’s been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he’s managed not to ruin.

Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.

Lauren’s watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can-she pretends she doesn’t want him. But all’s fair in love and war, and Steven’s not about to lose the only person in his life who matters…

***MY REVIEW***

4 out of 5 stars

This series is one of my all-time faves and as a result I actually expected more from this book. I was really excited for Steven and Lauren's story, but it just wasn't as amazing as I wanted to be. It was still a great read but it was missing the extra "oomph" that made me so obsessed with the previous books in this series.

I still liked this book regardless. Steven and Lauren were great characters and I'm so happy that they got their chance to attain their HEA. I love best friends to lovers romances and this one was a really good one but as I said already it was missing something to make me really love it. While I enjoyed the book and it made me happy because I really did love these two together, I was left wanting so much more from this story. So much more.

Anywho, I enjoyed this book overall and still think it was a good addition to this series even if it wasn't my favorite and I'm so happy that this author did not leave things between these two characters unresolved and gave them a nice HEA.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill

My pick for "Waiting on Wednesday" this week is Just a Girl by Ellie Cahill.

Synopsis:

In this pitch-perfect novel from the author of When Joss Met Matt (“One of those books that make you forget everything around you.”—Sophie Jordan), a rock ’n’ roll diva must choose between her career and her heart.

After getting kicked out of her own band—by her own boyfriend—Presley Mason finds herself back in Wisconsin, helping her parents run their renowned music store. Instead of belting out powerhouse vocals to sold-out crowds in L.A., she’s stocking shelves and inspecting rental violins. But the shop isn’t all bad: When she’s vacuuming up late one night, she bumps into the guitar teacher with the smoldering amber eyes and the killer tattoo. And that’s when things take an interesting turn.

Presley soon finds that Paul Kellerman is as good in bed as he is on guitar. So why isn’t he stoked to share his band, Jukebox Bleu, with her? Turns out Paul has crippling stage fright, which he’s been self-medicating without much success. But when Jukebox Bleu’s lead singer gets called for military service, the other members beg Presley to front them. Even though she swore never to mix men with music again, the temptation to perform is almost as intense as her chemistry with Paul. Now Presley must decide what’s more important: a second chance at love . . . or rock stardom.

Just a Girl releases June 21, 2016!

Why I'm waiting:

I'm not usually the biggest fan of books written about musicians or people in the music industry in general, but this one is written by one of my favorite authors, so I'm gonna give it chance because she has never disappointed me before. I'm sure that this author is going to make me love this book just as much as I loved her other NA books so I can't wait for it to be released!

So what are you all waiting on this Wednesday!?

***"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***