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Monday, November 20, 2017

Author's Pal Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: How to Woo a Wallflower by Christy Carlyle


How to Woo a Wallflower
Romancing the Rules, 3
Christy Carlyle
Avon Impulse
November 14, 2017



An Unconventional Wallflower…

Clarissa Ruthven was born to be a proper lady, but she’s never wanted to live up to the expectations her late father set. Determined to use her inheritance to help the less fortunate women of London, she’s devastated to learn that she won’t be inheriting anything until she marries, a fate she has no interest in. Unwilling to let go of her plans, Clary works at Ruthven Publishing for Gabriel Adamson, a man who’s always hated her. She’s always returned the feeling, but as she begins to turn her family’s publishing company upside down, she finds herself unable to forget her handsome boss.

Never Follows the Rules…

Gabriel Adamson believes in order. He certainly doesn’t believe Clary should be sticking her nose in the publishing company, and she definitely has no business invading his every thought. But Gabe soon finds he can’t resist Clary’s sense of freedom or her passionate kisses and he starts to crave everything she’s willing to give him.

Especially When It Comes to Love… 

When Gabe’s dark past comes back to haunt him, he’ll do anything to make sure that Clary isn’t hurt…even if it means giving up the only woman he’s ever loved.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Audiobook Review: Roulette by Megan Mulry

I did not even complete this book. I got up to Chapter 7, and basically clapped my hands and said I'm done. I would have liked to said that it wasn't bad, but then again, I didn't even finished. I had a problem with Miki. I can tolerate a lot, but she was supposed to be a 30 year about to get 10 year at the university she was working. Yet, she read more like an early 20 year old finished with college trying to figure out what to do next. Yeah, not cutting it. I probably would have cut it a little longer had she not cheated on her boyfriend who just asked her to move in. Seriously, she had to talk herself into saying yes. Miki should said no and broke it off. Yet here she is in Russia, and a hot French playboy and she decides to say, "What happens in Russia stays in Russia." Cheating is never the answer. I couldn't hang anymore after that, so I stopped.

Since this was an audiobook, I was listening to Neva Navarre who wasn't bad, but I didn't like Roulette. I think she would do a pretty good job with younger heroines, I might give the Neva a try on another story.

Since I'm in the minority on disliking Roulette, it didn't work for me. Others loved this story, but I'm wasn't a fan of Miki to beginning with. Sleeping with another guy, because he was hot and a one time thing. Yeah, I'm all for getting out a relationship before sleeping with some else. This is where I stand on this story.

Rating:
1 Star

Friday, November 17, 2017

Rock Solid by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde (Review)

Can I say that Connor Prescott is absolutely lovable. Oh my gosh talk about a good decent guy. We finally get Connor's story. He's the relationship kind of guy, but he broke his code for one night. Honestly, he wanted to have more, but the girl ghost. Jump ahead three years, Katie Kaswell stumbles upon Connor's inform and decides to call him and let him know that he's a daddy.

Yes, I do love a good secret baby/child story, and Rock Solid is a pretty good one. I think it's because Connor was willing to take responsibility. Katie kind of bugged me at times. She couldn't see that Connor was willing be everything she didn't know she wanted. I'm glad that she had a best friend to tell her, dude you are being stupid. She based a lot of her insecurities from the way she was raised. Another heroine who would have benefited from counseling.  The moments of Connor and Val (his daughter) adorable.

Overall, I liked Rock Solid. Adore Connor, Katie had to warm up to, and Val, who doesn't love an adorable kid. So, if secret child is your read and need it to be quick Rock Solid gotcha cover.

Copy provided by author via RockStar PR

Rating:
4 Stars

Thursday, November 16, 2017

InkSlinger PR Review + Giveaway: Deal Breaker by Tara Leigh


Deal Breaker

Billionaire Bosses, 2
Tara Leigh
Swerve
November 14, 2017



Nixie Rowland is having a bad day. Rushing home to drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality television, she decides to take a shortcut to the subway where things take a turn for the worst. But Nixie’s bad luck doesn’t end there—the white knight who comes to her rescue is none other than the Dark Knight of Wall Street, a cocky Manhattan mogul whose ego barely fits inside his penthouse. To her horror, Nixie discovers the sizzling attraction between them is off the charts, and rising fast. Spending the night in his bed does nothing to lower the heat… And everything to set her heart on fire.

Nash Knight doesn’t have room in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond one-night stands or casual flings. And he certainly doesn’t make a habit of rescuing damsels in distress. Except that this particular damsel slips beneath his armor, the vulnerability she covers with a false show of bravado hitting him somewhere deep. Nixie is everything he never wanted… And exactly what he needs.

With Nixie on the run from a controlling ex, and Nash trying to salvage a business deal at risk because his conquests in the bedroom are overshadowing his wins in the boardroom, there’s one simple solution for them both: a marriage in name only. But when lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker?

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Author's Pal Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Dirty Games by Samanthe Beck


Dirty Games
Topical Temptation, 4
Samanthe Beck
Entangled Brazen
November 13, 20017



For six weeks, she’s all his....

A five figure fee. A private villa at an exclusive tropical paradise. Absolute compliance. Top tier celebrity trainer Luke McLean demands all of the above, plus strict adherence to his zero bullshit policy. Especially when faced with six short weeks to whip a spoiled starlet into leading lady shape.

Quinn Sheridan suddenly has half the time she anticipated to turn herself into an action hero for the role of her career. Luckily, her agent calls in a secret weapon, but the demanding, drop dead gorgeous hardass fails to understand SHE’S the client. She has no problem taking direction, but Luke’s definition of cooperation feels more like complete and utter submission. And she’s tempted to give it to him...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Forever Romance Review + Giveaway: Once Upon A Maiden Lane by Elizabeth Hoyt


Once Upon a Maiden Lane
Maiden Lane, 12.5
Elizabeth Hoyt
Forever
November 14, 2017




A stand-alone novella from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt!

Miss Mary Whitsun is far too intelligent to fall for the rakish charms of a handsome aristocrat. But when the gentleman in question approaches her in a bookshop, mistaking her for his fiancée, Lady Johanna Albright, the flirtatious encounter only raises more questions. Could Mary, a servant raised in a St Giles orphanage, actually be Lady Joanna's long-lost twin sister? If so, Mary has been betrothed since birth---to the rakishly handsome artistocrat himself . . .

Henry Collins, Viscount Blackwell, is far too intrigued by Mary to let her go so easily. He's drawn to her sharp mind, indomitable spirit, and the fiery way in which she dismisses him---ladies simply don't dismiss Lord Blackwell. But as Mary makes her first hesitant steps into society, she can't help but wonder if she truly has a place in Henry's world---or in his heart.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Blog Tour Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne



An Ex for Christmas
Love Unexpectedly

By: Lauren Layne
Releasing November 7, 2017
Loveswept





Blurb
She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.

When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.

Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along.


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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Audiobook Review: The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper

About six years ago, I stumbled upon a Molly Harper book, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf. Never heard of this author, but a couple of things kind of screamed my name: 1) I was on a werewolf kick at that time. 2) It was on sale. 3) I had a gift card to use. So, I made my purchase, and it was a smashing good time. All I knew was I fell in love with Molly's writing style. Now flash forward to present day, I needed to beef up my Goodreads goal, and the best way is through audiobooks. I happen to have The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires already on my audible account, I figure I need something entertaining. Best decision ever made. I started to listen to this title and realize dude, I forgot how much I love Molly Harper's books. Granted I have only read a couple, but still a rocking good time. Which I need to get more Molly Harper books.

Anyway, Iris Scanlon is a daywalker. A concierge to the undead. Iris is a fun character; she's sassy, sarcastic, lively, and at times has inappropriate humor. Seriously, like the best kind of heroine in a story, when she stumbles upon Cletus Calix (Cal). Now Cal is her polar opposite. A condescending vampire that believes humans are way below him, but he needs Iris's help. He has a bit a trouble trying to get help, after all she's just human. These two are great together. It takes a little while for Cal to warm up to Iris. I mean Iris is a spitfire and can a be little much to take in.

The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires had me hanging on to every word. Molly sure knows how to make a girl laugh out loud. Definitely a good time read. Since this was an audiobook, the narrator was Amanda Ronconi. By the way, she did an amazing job with the book. I love how she read Iris. Amanda brought Iris's sass to life, and she even made Cal seem so disdainful. I love how she read The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, that I had to listen to the story again. Seriously, that good.

Totally loved The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires. I would totally recommend for the escape, and even going for the audible version.

Rating:
5 Stars

Friday, November 10, 2017

Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes


No Other Duke Will Do
Windham Brides, 3
Grace Burrowes
Forever
November 7, 2017




One of Amazon’s Top Romance Picks for November

"Compelling, sympathetic characters and a rare blend of passion and humor result in another exquisite gem from a master of the genre. Gorgeously done."―Library Journal, starred review


Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts. Though he has a long-term plan to restore the family finances, his sister has a much faster solution: host a house party for London's single young ladies and find Julian a wealthy bride.

Elizabeth Windham has no interest in marriage, but a recent scandal has forced her hand. As much as she'd rather be reading Shakespeare than husband-hunting, she has to admit she's impressed by Julian's protective instincts, broad shoulders, and, of course, his vast library.

As the two spend more time together, their attraction is overwhelming, unexpected... and absolutely impossible. With meddling siblings, the threat of financial ruin, and gossips lurking behind every potted palm, will they find true love or true disaster?

Excerpt:

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal + Excerpt +Giveaway: Deal Breakers by Tara


Deal Breakers 
Billionaire Bosses,  2
Tara Leigh
Swerve
November 14, 2017



Nixie Rowland is having a bad day. Rushing home to drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality television, she decides to take a shortcut to the subway where things take a turn for the worst. But Nixie’s bad luck doesn’t end there—the white knight who comes to her rescue is none other than the Dark Knight of Wall Street, a cocky Manhattan mogul whose ego barely fits inside his penthouse. To her horror, Nixie discovers the sizzling attraction between them is off the charts, and rising fast. Spending the night in his bed does nothing to lower the heat… And everything to set her heart on fire.

Nash Knight doesn’t have room in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond one-night stands or casual flings. And he certainly doesn’t make a habit of rescuing damsels in distress. Except that this particular damsel slips beneath his armor, the vulnerability she covers with a false show of bravado hitting him somewhere deep. Nixie is everything he never wanted… And exactly what he needs.

With Nixie on the run from a controlling ex, and Nash trying to salvage a business deal at risk because his conquests in the bedroom are overshadowing his wins in the boardroom, there’s one simple solution for them both: a marriage in name only. But when lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker?


Excerpt:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Cover Reveals: Out of Line Books by Jen McLaughlin

GUYS! This is not a drill. I repeat, this is NOT a drill!!

Some of you might remember the OUT OF LINE series (rich girl goes to college, falls for "bad boy" surfer, finds out he's not what he seems). Some of you might not (and that's okay, too, because this book can be picked up without it). Those of us who remember it, get ready to squeal because despite Jen McLaughlin saying she was done writing books for Finn and Carrie...
THEY'RE BACK!