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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Breathless by Beverly Jenkins (Review)

I was given the opportunity to read Breathless by Beverly Jenkins. I didn't read Forbidden, so I don't know if Portia pops up in the story. However, Breathless focuses on Portia and Kent. When Kent first met Portia she was scared of men and young, but now she's all grown up and mighty fine. Kent had some growing up to do before he could present himself to be a suitable suitor. After all, he liked to play the field while he was younger. Kent has his work cut out for him, because Portia has no desire to marry, after all what her mother did to her and her sister. Pretty heartless.

Anyway, Breathless was a pretty good story. I did like the chemistry between Portia and Kent. I love that he was willing to find a way to break through Portia's wall. I loved Portia's younger sister and I do hope there is a story in the works for her, because it could be so good. I can't tell you why. We find a budding romance, but being the old west there is some danger lurking around. Those who have been a fan of Beverly's books will probably enjoy Breathless.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss

Rating:
4 Stars

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

TLC Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Wyoming Brave by Diana Palmer

The Wyoming men are back! In their quest for true love on the range, are these ranchers bold enough to open their hearts to the women under their protection?

Ren Colter may own an enormous ranch in Wyoming, but he scorns his wealth. He's closed himself off since his fiancée left him years ago, so he's shocked when he allows Meredith Grayling to stay with him. He tells himself it's only to protect the blonde beauty from a stalker, but Ren's alpha instincts soon kick in.

The last thing Merrie wants is a devastatingly handsome man like Ren lurking around her. He's too experienced, too appealing for her already shot nerves. What she needs is just to get away from it all: the man haunting her waking dreams and the one hunting her like an animal. But no woman escapes this Colter cowboy!

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lethal Game by Katie Reus (Review)

You never know what is going to happen in the last book in the series, a lot can happen. Sometimes it can be a hit or a miss, but with Lethal Game it was definitely a hit for me. Yes, it's sad to to see these guys leave, but they are leaving on a high note. Katie did not disappoint in Lethal Game. There were times I had to hold my breath till the next chapter she had me hanging on by a thread. Yes, suspense was there. The romance part was pretty good. Okay the romance was a little rocky because Isa and Graysen had a past. Graysen had his work cut out after all there past dealt with her father's misdeeds.

Overall, loved Lethal Game. Seriously, a perfect ending to the series. Action, suspense, and romance in a perfect combination. Katie did a nice job closing this series off. I think this is my favorite out of the series.

Copy provided by author.

Rating:
5 Stars


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

St. Martin Review + Excerpt: Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins


Ready Set Rogue 
Studies in Scandal, 1
Manda Collins
St. Martin Paperbacks
January 3, 2017




From the bestselling author of The Lords of Anarchy series, comes the exciting first installment of Manda Collins’ new Studies in Scandal series: READY SET ROGUE. Collins is back in the Regency era with a passionate, yet unexpected romance that comes in the wake of a thrilling murder mystery.

 When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she’s one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste’s nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another...

Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings—no matter how lovely they are to look at—is a travesty, and Quill simply won’t have it. But Lady Celeste’s death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed…and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he’ll need Ivy’s help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he’s finally met his match—but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?

Don't miss Ready Set Rogue, the first in Manda Collins' new series set in Regency England!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon


The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon is out now! Check out this sexy romance today! Follow the tour and grab your copy today!



About The Fixer:

He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.

Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.

Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Just Thinking: New Year, New Me! Right.


Happy belated New Year! Well, I'm glad 2016 is over. For me it was the year of Meh. A lot happen in that year don't get me wrong, but it didn't feel right. We moved to Oklahoma and I'm finding that I'm loving it. Reading didn't go so hot for me. It was hard to find a lot of reading time during last year, especially while we lived in a hotel *shudders*. If anyone tells you that living in a hotel is awesome is a LIAR or has never done it. I could never get in the mood to read. I had found some great books, but a lot of so-so. 

However, New Year, new goals. Last year I did start and Instagram account. Which has a lot more of my obsession of LulaRoe. Seriously, their clothing are comfy. I wasn't sure about them until I tried on a pair of leggings. They are made from unicorn tears of joy. However, I hope to use it towards my reading stuff. I also decided to join Snapchat too. It's more for me being silly and posting on Facebook or Instagram. 

Now reading goals. I'm only going to do the Goodreads Reading Challenge. Last year I tried to do another reader challenge. I was shamefully bad at the Blogger Shame. Might even post about my latest obsession, who knows. However, I know that this year I aim to get more reading done and not stress about it. I think that was part of my problem was I stressed about it. Time to let it go and move on. 

What are your goals for this year? I mention a couple of mine, so share with me. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

A Spiced Apple Winter by Emma Cane (Review)

This is a the first time I have read an Emma Cane book. I have read other stories by this author written under Gayle Callen, and I enjoyed those stories. However, there is something magical about small town romances and all the trouble they can stir. Yet, there wasn't a lot of trouble in A Spiced Apple Winter. Nope, there's just these two people who have been friends together forever, and one night had a little fun. Now both parties are trying to forget, but can't quite forget.

Tyler Fairfield has come home to do his duty for the family farm. He has a set time limit, and eventually would like to get back to his life in New York. At the same time he needs to keep his distance from a certain red-head, this makes for some awkward encounters. Now Brianna MacDougall has a lot on her plate, and she's trying her best to keep cool. Again there is an awkwardness between her and Tyler. Sleeping with friends changes things. Of course, Tyler thought the best course of action is help another friend and pretend to be in a relationship. This should help him keep his distance from Brianna.

Talk about things being complicated. However, they seem to start to workout as the story progresses. However, it wouldn't be much of a story if there wasn't a little scandal. Anyway, A Spiced Apple Winter definitely put a smile on my face. I love the small town story, but it wasn't loaded with drama. Yes, there is a happy ending. By the time I finished the story, A Spiced Apple Winter definitely had me yearning for more. Do I plan to checkout the backlist Emma Cane books, oh yeah. A great balance of romance, trouble, story.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss.

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan by Melissa Foster


Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan
Bad Billionaires After Dark #2
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing December 21, 2016
World Literary Press






Blurb


Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He’s a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, fucks like she’s passion personified, and wouldn’t let a man help her if she was hanging onto a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?


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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

InkSlinger PR New Release + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon


The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon is out now! Check out this sexy romance today! Follow the tour and grab your copy today!



About The Fixer:


He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.

Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.

Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.

Excerpt:

Friday, December 23, 2016

Forever Romance Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrows


THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES
Windham Brides, #1
Grace Burrowes
Forever
December 20, 2016




This first novel in a new Regency series from USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes is a spinoff of her highly popular Windham series.

THEY CALL HIM THE DUKE OF MURDER...

The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse—a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.

No one was fiercer at war than Hamish MacHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he'll take on any challenge—even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn't the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she's fighting battles of her own. For her, he'll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.

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