Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fearless by Carly Phillips (Review)

Sometimes authors take a chance to write something out of their comfort zones, all because the story won't leave them alone. So, we have Fearless. Fearless is about a young woman who is just living her life. She tries not to make waves, she just living. However, life usually throws a wrench in the way, and we have to decide if we continue on the current course or take a chance. This is what we find with Halley Ward in Fearless.

We see Halley going through the motions of life, and not really living until Kane Harmon comes to her rescue. Kane kind of plants himself into Halley's life. He sees someone is yearning to break free, but not sure how to help. Halley doesn't realize she wants to break free from the monotony of life. However, she's holding back, because her past. Honestly, I wish Carly went into a little more in depth of Halley's past, because I probably would have been a little more sympathetic to her fear of being in a relationship. So, there were times I was frustrated with her. I did like Kane and his willingness to stick it out for her.

Yes, there ups and downs in this story. One of the downs almost breaks them apart for good. However, Fearless is a good story. It's a little different from Carly's usual books, but it's a good. I like how they can overcome past to get to happy ending. Overall, I liked Fearless. A fairly strong story, and I wish there was a little more depth with Halley's background, but overall good. I like how Carly went out of her comfort zone, and took on a challenge of something a little more different. A good read.

Copy provided by author via RockStar PR

3 1/2 Stars

Friday, March 16, 2018

Audiobook Review: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper

I finally finished listening to the Jane Jameson books. Let me tell you it has been a fun ride. Yes, I have listen to these characters about a couple of times each, and they are still hilarious. So, we draw a close with Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors. In this book we find Jane forced to turn Jamie. Now she's trying to raise a teenage vampire, plan a wedding, and figure out who's trying to harm her and Gabe. The girl can't cut a break.

Anyway, Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors was a fun read. I don't know where to go with my thoughts on this story, because a lot happens. We watch Jane become a sire and she has to find balance between siring and her relationship with Gabe. We have some psycho trying to harm Gabe. It wouldn't be a Jane book without the craziness that happens in her life. I thought it was pretty fun when Jamie tries to hit on Jane after he wakes up. However, there's so much more going on into the story. We also get to meet Iris Scanlon, which helps us introduce us to Half-Moon Hollow books.

Overall, Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors gives us nice closure on Jane's portion of life. I mean there is so much going on in Half-Moon Hallow that it's going to be a blast to revisit, and listen/read to all the antics. Amanda Ronconi does an amazing job with all the Jane Jameson books. She's one of my top narrators. So, if you are in need of a read, you might want to check out the Jane Jameson books. You are going to need to start with the first book, otherwise you won't get the full effect of Jane's life.

5 Stars

Friday, March 2, 2018

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Review: Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan

Baby Daddy 
Kendall Ryan
February 27, 2018

A hot and hilarious new standalone from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan.

We met in a trapped elevator.

Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie.

I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right?

At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting—I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.

After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner—he also insisted on something else—that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way.

But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for.

This full-length standalone contains a hot, swoonworthy hero, lots of playful banter and some hot baby-making ! Enjoy.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Avon Romance Review + Excerpt: Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Hello Stranger 
Ravenels, 4
Lisa Kleypas
Avon Romance
February 27, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can’t resist her

A woman who defies her time
Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.

A man who breaks every ruleAs a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett’s skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he’s ever known.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Blog All About It: Red

Since this months theme is about Red, I figure I should type my post in red. Fitting. Anyway. At the beginning of the month it seems like everywhere red explodes onto the scene. I mean with Valentine's Day being in this month. However, I decided not to write about Valentine's Day or about chocolate boxes that are red hearts. Oh no, I decided to write about my red phone that we never use. I love the color red, which is the reason I bought it. So, we have a land line, but we mainly use our cellphones for our main communications. The land line has come in hand, for instance when my phone was needing a charge, I was able to use my cute red phone. It rings constantly with telemarketers, I love my message on there. So, if you ever call it you will hear, "This is the May family if you really know us, then you will call our cell phones have a nice day." 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas (Review)

Can I tell you how much I love Pandora's story? Seriously, I LOVE HER! She's not an ordinary young woman. Her mind is going 90 mph, and going all sorts directions. When she accidentally entraps Gabriel, her first thought is I'm not marrying him. He's puzzled by that, her feelings toward marriage. After all, he's trying to do the right thing, and he's stuck with a girl who doesn't want anything to do with him. Puzzled and intrigued. Gabriel puts on this facade that he's pretty perfect, except for his mistress. Overall, he's on the up and up. Now he's kind of stuck with this high-spirited girl.

I love Devil In Spring, because we see that through most of the story Pandora trying to show how unsuitable she would be to Gabriel. Gabriel has no clue, but he wants this enchanting creature. His family adores her natural charm, and he kind of enlist their help to figure out a way to show Pandora it will be all right. Gabriel is a lot of fun, because he's such a stand up guy. At first he wants to marry her because it's the right thing to do, but he starts to fall for her hard and fast.

I kind feel like Pandora as I'm righting this, because there's so much I want to tell you about this story. At the same time I can't, because I don't want to spoil. Yes, Pandora does stumble onto something sinister, and I think this plot line carries into the next story. However, the main part of the story is about these two people who accidentally find themselves in a compromising situation. They both need to compromise what they are willing to give and take for happiness.

5 Stars

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Marrying Winterbourne by Lisa Kleypas (Review)

Okay, I bought this when this first came out, because I LOVED the first book. I loved the fact that Lisa was bringing a new family, and each of the character brings dynamic to the story. At the end of Cold-Hearted Rake Kathleen does something that pretty much pissed off Rhys Winterbourne, and the wedding is called off. At the time Helen was extremely confused, and not sure how she should feel. By the start of Marrying Winterbourne we see Helen do something ballsy, and she changes the course of her life. However, in Marrying Winterbourne we find out some deep dark secrets about the Ravenel which involve Helen. Actually, the secrets that lie in this story explain why Helen is the way she is.

Rhys is definitely ambitious, and he's willing to take down anyone who gets in the way. In some aspects he scares Helen. She truly fears that his ambition will be the reason they won't get married, and there's more to her fear. Helen is an extremely sweet, shy girl, and she's falling everyday in love with Rhys. However, she has a fear that once he learns the truth about her past, he's not going to want anything to do with her. It's a huge burden for her to carry, and she carries it through most of the book. I love how Rhys softens a little for Helen, because she needs that. After all she never really received that as a child. There parents were special. 

Overall, Marrying Winterbourne is still a pretty good read. I love that see the whole family throughout the story, but at the same time they are in the background. However, the Ravenel's do know how to bound together in a time of need. I can't wait to see how the other children behave. 

4 Stars

Thursday, February 15, 2018

InkSlinger Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Devil in Tartan by Julia London

From New York Times bestselling author Julia London, comes DEVIL IN TARTAN—the fourth novel in her Highland Grooms Series! 

DEVIL IN TARTAN releases on February 20, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!


Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders. Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey. When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior. For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival’s ship and now holds the devilish Scottish captain Aulay Mackenzie under her command.

Tied, captive and forced to watch a stunning siren commandeer the Mackenzie ship, Aulay burns with the desire to seize control—of the ship and Lottie. He has resigned himself to a life of solitude on the open seas, but her beauty tantalizes him like nothing has before. As authorities and enemies close in, he is torn between surrendering her to justice and defending her from assailants. He’ll lose her forever, unless he’s willing to sacrifice the unimaginable…


Thursday, February 8, 2018

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt: The Coaching Hours by Sara Ney

The Coaching Hours
How to Date a Douchebag, 4
Sara Ney
February 5, 2018


Well, there are, but they’re not who this story is about.

This story is about me—the coach’s daughter.

When I moved to Iowa to live with my dad, the university's take-no-prisoners wrestling coach, I thought transferring would be easy as pie—living with my father would be temporary, and he'd make sure his douchebag wrestlers left me alone.

Wrong on both counts.


A bet is placed, and I'm on the table. After one humiliating night and too much alcohol, I find the last nice guy on campus. And when he offers to rent me his spare bedroom, I go all in. It’s time for the nice guy to finish first.

Midnight chats and spilling my problems turn to lingering touches. Lingering touches turn to more.

And the ultimate good guy has the potential do more damage than any douchebags ever could.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Schemer by Avery Flynn (Review)

Tyler Jacobson is pretty awesome. I mean he built himself out of nothing. The title is fitting, he's definitely a schemer. Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks does that to a person. We see that he has built himself up a perfect kind of life, but there is one person that is getting under his skin, Everly Ribinski. They kind of hate each other. Here's the problem between these two, they get off on the wrong foot. They have a simple misunderstanding, but they both interpreted the wrong way, so the things kind of escalate into straight up crazy. Each of them tries to out maneuver one another, until the attraction explodes.

Okay, these two were burning hot from the very beginning, it would have been all fine and dandy had they actually talked with one another and explain their actions, but no. They both run hot thinking the other is out to get them, and it's not until a little ways down the story they come together, and trying to work one another out of the system. Which is a total logic reasoning until someone or both fall in love. Tyler and Everly grew up the same way, and both worked their ways to where they are today. Each of them looking something, but in essence the same thing, and they don't even realize it. Towards things get a little heated, and little more emotional. I like these two characters, because they both have flaws, yet they balance one another out. However, they are kind of blind on what they want and what they actually need, which is each other. We get see Tyler's ex-fiancee in this story, both she's a piece of work.

Overall, The Schemer was a pretty good and entertain read. I had fun between Tyler and Everly. I hope we get to see Hartigan's in there own stories. Seriously, that is my wish. So, if you are in the mood for some escalating antics, The Schemer is your read.

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

4 Stars

Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath (Review)

Okay, it's been a while since I last read a Lorraine Heath book, which is kind of crazy I love her books. She tends to be an auto-buy at the story. Then again it's those amazing covers. Anyway, I actually liked Beyond Scandal and Desire, even though it had a slow start. Boy did story start to get interesting when we started to see Mick Trewlove's revenge plan start to play out. I have to say there is a little twist, I didn't see coming towards the end. Lorraine does a pretty good job at adding this little twist.

Alright, in Lorraine's new series we follow the lives at these adults who happen to grow up as bastards. The first up is Mick, the oldest. He also finds out that he's the child of the Duke of Hedley. He grew up without the privilege of his Hedley's other son, all he wants to do is be claimed as a bastard. However, Hedley has no desire, so a plot of revenge ensue. Boy is there a lot of collateral damage, and one of them is Lady Aslyn Hastings. All Mick wants to do is seduce her away from the heir, but we starts to admire Aslyn. We see a problem happening, Mick has to make a decision on what is best: continue on the set course or let it go.

Oh my goodness, I really liked Beyond Scandal and Desire, and the title is so fitting. Lorraine does a pretty good job with this story, and we even see Mick's brothers and sisters. I look forward to the other story, especially Fancy. However, being the youngest we probably won't see who she marries for awhile. However, there are other interesting siblings. Mick and Aslyn is a wonderful story. Yes, you do need to be patient, because it's building to something big. Everything starts to make sense on why Aslyn is so shelter. Overall, it's a beautiful story.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss

4 1/2 Stars