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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal: Fireball by Nazare Andrews


 

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal for FIREBALL by Nazarea Andrews. Fireball is an adult contemporary romance, standalone novel, and it kicks off the brand new River Street Bar series. It will be released on March 8! 


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FIREBALL 
River Street Bar series, #1
Nazarea Andrews
A Standalone Contemporary Romance
Coming March 8

Blurb:


He’s infuriating…

Dempsey Jones has been a nuisance my entire life, the straight-laced Boy Scout grown up to be a firefighter, of all things. He was the one helping kittens out of trees and old ladies cross the road while I was lighting cherry bombs with my best friend in abandoned buildings, and now that we’re all grown up—even if my Dad doesn’t agree—he’s still just as annoying.

She’s impossible…

Taite Ridley has been a constant my whole life, the curly haired mischievous daughter of the police chief, charming and devious and alluring. She was wild in ways I never dared to be and too big for our little town. But she’s here, a small town cop, and I can’t avoid her, even if I wanted to. 

And I don’t want to. 

It’s like mixing fire and gasoline and when these two collide, someone is gonna get burned…

Excerpt: 

Stepbrother, Mine by Opal Carew (Review)

First off, I didn't know that Stepbrother, Mine actually started out as a serial. Yeah, it was a serial. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of serials. Fortunately, St. Martin press actually combined the volumes together to form a book, and I happen to find this at the bookstore. Of course, they had a put a sexy cover, and it was a must buy. Also, I have read other books from Opal Carew and had enjoyed them. Here we are reviewing.

So, we have a taboo kind of read, but here's the thing: I didn't think it was all taboo.  I actually have a valid reasons: 1. They were only 10 years apart in age, and he was technically out of the house by the time they met. So, that would be more of a reason why it's taboo. 2. They were only step-siblings for 2 years. Now had they been step siblings when she was 6 and he was 16, and they lived in same house for more than 5 years. That would have been more an ick factor. I guess for some it would have been taboo, but then again I would think of it like terms of the movie Clueless. I mean Josh and Cheri did get together in the end. Enough of why I didn't think it was all that taboo.

Since Stepbrother, Mine was originally a serial, it's actually broken down into three parts. I actually like the flow of the parts. They flow into one another very nicely. Part one focuses on Dana and Mason reconnecting. They both find that they like one another. However, Mason is trying to keep Dana safe, and Dana wants a more from Mason. After all they both feel this connection that goes deeper. Part 2 focus on Mason and Dana explore passions together. Part 3 when everything implodes, and the reunite.

Overall, I liked Stepbrother, Mine. However, a lot of this story is pretty unrealistic. If you are one of those people that is going to nitpick on the impracticality of the story, you are going to want to steer clear of this one. Dana is willing to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. Okay, I think it's pretty genius idea in some ways. Opal goes into detail why she had. Sometimes, you can't get grants after a certain point of educations, and she didn't want to get a student loan. Being a virgin she's probably unlikely to jump into BDSM shortly after losing that card. There's some impracticality. If you are willing to overlook those kind of factors you might enjoy this how steamy read. I gave you my reasons why it's not really taboo. Especially, when they actually hooked up they are 10 years older, she's 26 and he's 36. It was a pretty good read.

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Man Candy by Jessica Lemmon (Review)

First and foremost, I love the cover of Man Candy. I think it has to do with the candy in the background, and the guy isn't bad looking. So yeah, I read this book, because of the cover. I enjoyed the parts that focus on Dax Vaughn. He was totally yummy, and sweet. Oh my gosh talk about a guy who could go with the flow. Seriously, he puts up with a lot of crap from Becca. Now Becca Stone is probably not my top pick in the heroine department. Let me tell you, she drove me crazy. She's pretty flighty and kind of does her own thing. She's not super reliable. However, Dax falls for this girl. Her kind of lifestyle fits what Dax wants at this time. Yet, the more time they spend together, the more he wants to be in Becca's life.

Things I liked about this book. I liked that these two were kind of stranded. Yeah, Becca could have stayed at the restaurant will, but she took a chance to see if Dax would let her stay. They made good use of the time. I love Dax. Even with his own issues about relationships, he was willing to make it work with Becca. I really like that he let Becca dictate how the relationship went, and I liked that it drove Becca crazy. Seriously, she needed a taste of her own crazy.

Becca is one of the main reason I struggle with this book. There were times I wanted to strangle her. Moments where I was like Dax it's okay to find another girl, she don't want you.

In all and all, Man Candy wasn't a bad read. I wasn't a fan of being in Becca's head, but I did love being in Dax. Dax made the book worth reading. I did like the fact that Becca did come to her senses. I think what drove me crazy was Becca would say things along the lines "you probably think this stupid of m." Which I would think, YEAH. Most of the time, I was kind of humming theme to The Facts of Life. Overall, not a bad book, but not a great book.

Copy provided by LoveSwept via NetGalley

Rating:
3 Stars

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Crown Prince's Bride by Donna Alward (Review)

First off, The Crown Prince's Bride is an adorable read. It's the second book, and you don't have to read The Playboy Prince and the Nanny. However, I would still recommend reading it, because you actually see how far Raoul has come. In the first book he was pretty devastated, and he's finally finding himself after his loss. He's slowly realizing he wants to move on. He starts noticing Stephani. Now Stephani has been there the whole time, and she's always wanted someone like Raoul.

We see a budding romance between Raoul and Stephani. It's adorable, because they don't know if they want to pursue the relationship. I mean it could get a little awkward. First off, Stephani was cousin to his decease wife, and she's also his personal assistant. Feelings are a little complicated. Mainly Raoul is facing a personal battle of should he move on or not.

Like I said The Crown Prince's Bride is an adorable read. Not much in the drama department. Plus, it's a fairly quick read. So, if you are in the mood for something light and sweet, The Crown Prince's Bride is calling your name.

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley

Rating:
4 Stars

Monday, January 8, 2018

Blogger Shame Review Challenge 2018: His Best Mistake by Diane Alberts


I feel so accomplished here, I finished another Blogger Shame book. Seriously, this is super exciting. I finally read His Best Mistake by Diane Alberts. So, here is my thoughts on this title.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Blogger Shame Challenge 2018: Wild Heat by Lucy Monroe


I have decided to take up the Blogger Shame Challenge again. This time I set my bar a little low, this way I can accomplish it, and if I read more than my four it will be bonus. First up is Wild Heat by Lucy Monroe. Now I feel really shameful for waiting so long on reading this title, because it was pretty good. Even though it dealt with some heavy subjects in the story, it was still a pretty good read.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal: Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan (I think I love this cover)


BABY DADDY
Kendall Ryan
Release Day – February 27th, 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.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Blog All About It: Winter



This months prompt is WINTER! Okay, winter can be a scary word. I mean you when you see pictures like

It's been a while since I have seen a winter like the ones in Montana. I sure do miss the snow. I know Blasphemy. It actually kind of grows on you. Plus, I have come to the realization that if it's going to be cold, it might as well snow. Living in a southern state doesn't have the same feel as it use to. So, I guess I miss winter as in the form of snow. 

What are your thoughts on winter? What kind of winter do you like? Are you snow or sun kind of person?

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Just Thinking: The Last Post of the Year


We have finally come to the end of the year. YAY! Now to plan for bigger and better things, or at least try. This year I have manage to read 153 books, at least according to Goodreads. I felt most of them were mediocre, but to my surprise I did read 21 books that I deemed 5 Stars, which is impressive, because towards the end I didn't feel that way. I did get a chance to learn the values of Molly Harper, by the way she was a lifesaver for when I stuck in the monotony of books that didn't grab my attention. Yes, I would recommend The Jane Jameson books. However, I think my favorite book would probably be The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare. This book almost cost me a limb on the elliptical, but would have been worth it. 

Now to my least favorite book of the year. Since there were only two that got one star I might as well mention them Roulette by Megan Mulry, I couldn't get pass chapter 7. Seriously when the heroine is in a relationship and because she's in another country doesn't give you a pass to cheat. Then to hear the hero cheats on her, I guess what goes around comes around, but they end up together. So not for me. The other read was Almost A Bride by Jo Watson. This story had so much potential to be great, but it flopped. I think my favorite line from my review on this was "I felt Almost A Bride was a train wrecked that derailed in crazy town." 

Now for going forward, I plan to do Blogger Shame Challenge which is Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting. I also signed up for another challenge through her, Blog All About It, which is you write about a certain prompt each month. I don't know what else I will be adding to the mix. I guess we will see what the new year brings. 

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful New Year, and don't party too hard. 




Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren (Review)

Okay, The Ones Who Got Away is a little different Roni's kinktastic reads. In some ways its a bit subdue, but still a pretty good read. Basically, we have these group of kids that forged a bond after a terrible mass shooting 12 years and came back to do a documentary which happens to be a title of the book. The story introduces these people, but focuses on Olivia (Liv) Arias and Finn Dorsey. We also meet Rebecca Lindt, Kincaid Breslin, and Taryn Landry. These girls form and unlikely friendship after the shooting, and they are there for Liv when she needed them most in the story.

The Ones Who Got Away was a pretty heavy story. I mean with the past, and the past looms over Liv and Finn's head through the most of the book that it makes you wonder if they are ever going to move pass the past. In some ways the past is cock blocking their relationship. However, Liv is willing to take a chance for a taste, and so we see Liv and Finn working on something. Both of them suffer from PTSD that does causes issue with moving forward.

Anyway, the story is a pretty deep for a read, but was a pretty good read. At times it's a little slow, but I think had Liv and Finn rushed to bed it would have ruined the story. They are both pretty damage, and they helped one another to move pass the tragedy. I'm curious on how Roni moves the characters forward, and how the tragedy impacted their lives. Especially Rebecca's, because she mentions in this story that Jeremy was gunning for her, but why. Those questions will be hopefully answered in the next book. 🤞

Copy provided by Sourcesbooks via NetGalley

Rating:
3 1/2 Stars

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Art of Running in Heels by Rachel Gibson (Review)

The Art of Running in Heels was a pretty good read. Okay, this is Lexie Kowalsky all grown up, so those who have read Simply Irresistible get to see this. Now for those who are jumping into the story with out reading about her mother, like me, you I think it's a safe bet you will be okay. All I know is Lexie and her mother have similar tendency, they are both runaway brides.

Now trying to figure out where to beginning with this story. I thought it was a cute read. We have Lexie who has decided that getting married on reality TV is probably not the best thing, but she doesn't man up, oh no she runs. So right there makes the story interesting. She basically crashes Sean Knox's flight, and has no clue who he is. While he recognizes her as the coach's daughter. They basically hit it off. Things get a little complicated and they need to have a fake relationship. By the way, love fake relationships. We all know it's down hill for both of them. Now all they need to figure out is how to make this fake relationship as a real one.

Yes, I thought this story was super cute read. I thought Sean and Lexie were adorable together. I love how she kind of drives him crazy, but deep down he loves it. As I got closer to the end, I was thinking this story could use an epilogue. I thing seeing these two a little down the road would probably helped the story, but then again that's my opinion. However, The Art of Running in Heels was still a cute read. If you are a fan of fake marriage and reality tv, you might consider reading The Art of Running in Heels.

Copy provided by Avon

Rating:
4 Stars