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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Forever Romance Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Feels Like the First Time by Marina Adair


FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME
Destiny Bay, #2
Author: Marina Adair
Forever
On Sale: April 25, 2017



In the tradition of New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Gibson, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis, comes the second book in a funny and charming new small-town contemporary romance series by Marina Adair.

What's wrong with a little white lie?

There are a lot of things Ali Marshal doesn't do: pink anything, a day without chocolate, and Hawk, her sister's ex-husband. Sure, he's a sexy former NHL star who can make her pulse pound with just a wink. But he belonged to Bridget first. And no matter how long she's had a crush on him, how great he's always been to her dad, or that her sister is engaged to someone else now and Ali needs a date to their engagement party, she can't give in to temptation. Can she?


It's been years since his disastrous marriage crashed and burned, and Bradley Hawk has finally moved on. So when Bridget blows back into town with her new fiancé, throwing the engagement party of the year, he could care less . . . until Ali tells one little lie that lands him smack dab in a fake relationship. After one promise to be Ali's date and two of the hottest kisses he's ever had, Hawk can't deny how much he wants her. But what happens when this fauxmance starts to feel very, very real?

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Rough Ride by Laura Kaye

 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the second title in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE ROUGH. A sexy romantic suspense, you might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! The Raven Riders Series takes you on a new adventure and kicks it into overdrive! Order your copy of RIDE ROUGH today!



 

About Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2, 4/25/17)


Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

TLC Book Tours Spotlight + Giveaway: No Getting Over a Cowboy by Delores Fossen

No Getting Over a Cowboy 
Wrangler's Creek, 2
Delores Fossen
HQN
March 28, 2017


The golden cowboy of Wrangler’s Creek returns home to Texas to discover some old flames never fizzle…

There are plenty of things Garrett Granger hadn’t counted on losing—his child to miscarriage, his wife to another man and the family business thanks to a crooked CFO. He also hadn’t counted on moving back to the family ranch, where he’s met by another surprise—former flame Nicky Marlow, who is renting his grandmother’s old house.

Nicky’s been rebuilding her shattered life since her husband’s death two years ago. But Garrett’s timely arrival in Wrangler’s Creek doesn’t automatically make him the missing piece of the puzzle. Even if he does seem to adore her two-year-old daughter… Even if seeing him again stirs up old feelings Nicky would gladly keep buried, forcing her to wonder if moving forward has to mean leaving everything behind…

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

InkSlinger PR Review + Giveaway: Emergency Attraction by Samanthe Beck


Emergency Attraction 
Love Emergency, 3
Samanthe Beck 
Entangled Brazen 
April 17, 2017



About the Emergency Attraction


Ten years ago when Shane Maguire chose the Marines as his escape from some trouble of his own making, he only regretted one thing—leaving Sinclair Smith behind. Despite his best intentions, she ended up as the one that got away. Now he’s back, determined to reclaim everything he gave up, including Sinclair. 

Sinclair is immune to Shane’s charms. She’s immune to stolen kisses behind the gym. And she’s definitely immune to that maneuver he did in the back seat of his car… Okay, maybe her hormones are susceptible, but she has absolutely no desire to risk anything on the bad boy who broke all his promises. 

When a little emergency lands her at his mercy, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. And this time, she’ll show Shane what it means to be left wanting… 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Marrying the Wrong Earl by Callie Hutton (Review)

Marrying the Wrong Earl was a pretty good read. First off, we have Lady Arabella Danvers. She's definitely different everyone in the ton. I mean she rescues and nurses animals. I mean she has to be a kind hearted person. However, this is looked down by the ton, even the Earl of Claredon.

Nash is the Earl of Claredon, and he has a goal to marry the most eligible young lady Lady Grace. I mean she's everything an earl could want. However, things don't work out ever since he collided with Arabella. He needs to map a road to happiness.

Who doesn't love scandal? A scandalous encounter between these two that forces them to be tied together. They have a bumpy road a head of them. I mean he's a bit condescending towards Arabella especially when she takes in more animals. Normally, I side with the guy in the story, but in this case I was on Arabella's. I wasn't a huge fan of Nash, but Arabella put up with a lot from Nash and her mother. She's quirky, and there's nothing wrong with that, I totally loved her. She was my favorite, because she was willing to stand up for what she believe in. Overall, a pretty good read.

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars

Monday, April 17, 2017

Love So Right by Marquita Valentine (Review)

I buckled down and read Love So Right by Marquita Valentine. I have to say that I did enjoyed this story, even though Apple McCoy is one of my least favorite McCoy sister out of the bunch. She's not the easiest person to love. Apple can be bit venomous at times, so you always want to be careful around her. However, she does have a soft spot for older people. I think knowing this helps her cause.

Now Preston has always had a thing for Apple. Yet McCoy's and Lawson's have always been at odds with one another, but it has been slowly breaking apart. I mean Lemon married Tristan, and Harper married Austin, so the walls are coming down. Why not Preston take a chance on Apple.

Basically, you have persistent Preston trying to tame the wild Apple, by the way it's a little rough. However, Apple does like Preston's attention, but she doesn't know how to truly handle it. All in all, Love So Right was a pretty good read. I enjoyed the banter between the two of them. Preston does have to stay on his toes when he goes head-to-head with Apple. Overall, a pretty good read, and fairly quick.

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars

Friday, April 14, 2017

RockStar PR Spotlight + Review: Faking It by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Faking It 
A Book Boyfriend Novel, Book 2

Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
January

Blurb:

Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn't into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there's only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tasty Book Tours Guest Post + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: A Study in Scoundrels by Christy Carlyle



Have you ever wonder how to a Scoundrel? Christy has been kind enough to share five tips on how to do this. Lets see what she has to say:

How to Write a Scoundrel in Five Steps by Christy Carlyle

Make him a renegade. Every scoundrel is, in some sense, a renegade. He does not conform to society’s rules. Whether he’s a viscount or a valet, a scoundrel doesn’t give a fig what others think of his outrageous behavior. In fact, he relishes his rebellion and the effect he has on others. To shock a virginal debutante into a blush. To send a society matron searching for her smelling salts. To make a rival livid with disdain. Those are the moments a scoundrel lives for. Even if he’s meant for ultimate redemption (and, of course, he is), a true scoundrel always starts as a rule breaker.

Infuse him with magnetism. A scoundrel must draw you, tantalize you, no matter how much of a rogue he is. A scoundrel should wield a kind of magnetism that’s impossible to deny. A magnetism based on more than his charm, handsome features, and appealing physique, though it helps if he possesses those in spades. Yet even a scarred, flawed scoundrel intrigues the most proper heroine, exuding a charisma that makes her curious enough to look beyond his reputation and bad behavior. When I think of the magnetic scoundrel, Lisa Kleypas’s Derek Craven from Dreaming of You comes to mind. From his first appearance on the page, he exerted a magnetic pull on me, as a reader, and on Sara, the story’s heroine.

Turn up the confidence. Scoundrels rarely regret their sins. At least at first. To be a true scoundrel, a man must revel in his naughtiness for a while. One of the keys to being a successful scoundrel, after all, is acquiring a terrible reputation, and it takes effort to convince everyone around you that you’re an unprincipled man. Part of a scoundrel’s appeal lies in his confidence, whether in his looks, his charm, or some skill that he performs particularly well. And, no, I’m not only thinking of talents in the bedroom. Consider Han Solo, the Star Wars scoundrel we all love. Han may have suspected Leia’s feelings for him, but he knew with absolute certainty that he was one of the best pilots in the galaxy. Confidence is sexy, and scoundrels have plenty.

Dig into his history. He may be the life of the party. Embracing every sin. Indulging every impulse. But the best scoundrels have a history that’s far less about pleasure than their lifestyle would suggest. Often there’s a wound, a trauma, some deeply buried regret that they seek to block out with hedonism and sensual gratification. He can’t escape his past, of course, no matter how much he carouses. My hero, Jasper Grey, in A Study in Scoundrels has never quite gotten past the death of his brother. His guilt is what drives him to overindulge and embrace his role as a scoundrel.

Give him a formidable challenge. Every hero is presented with a challenge. Part of the appeal of a scoundrel is that he usually faces provocation with gusto. Whether he schemes to avoid marriage, or attempts to outwit a clever heroine, a scoundrel never backs down from a dare. Challenge intrigues him, excites him. Probably because his overconfidence convinces him he’ll always emerge the victor. Of course, a challenge often alters the scoundrel in ways he doesn’t expect, especially if confrontation comes in the form of a fierce, smart, determined heroine who strips away his seductive veneer and digs deep enough to unearth the man inside.

A Study in Scoundrels
Romancing the Rules #2
By: Christy Carlyle
Releasing April 11, 2017
Avon Impulse



Blurb

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Audiobook Review: Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres

Why has this taken me so long to read D.D. Ayres? Seriously, I need to kick myself for not discovering her sooner. The funny thing is I have a couple of her books in my Kindle. *Head/desk* That's okay, time to rectify the situation.

Anyway, I listen to Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres narrated by Jeffrey Kafer. Of course Jeffrey Kafer does an amazing job reading, and LOVE his voice. Honestly, I couldn't put my phone down when it came to this story. Oh my goodness D.D. Ayres did an amazing job at keeping my attention with this story. Basically, we have James Cannon which he's to die for yummy. He's such an awesome hero. Talk about dreamy good looks, but all round good guy. Even after what Shay does to him, he goes in for the rescue. Totally my hero. Then we have Shay Appleton who is having a rough time when James comes into her life. All I could think of Bonnie Tyler's Holding Out For A Hero as I was listening to Irresistible Force.

Overall, Irresistible Force was an amazing story. There were a couple of time where Shay drove me nuts, but James makes up for that. This is a story where it's worth revisiting in the future. Like I said, Kafer does an amazing job and he's part of the reason I got this book. Now I need to get the rest of the book in the series.

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars


Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Small Town Bride by Hope Ramsay (Review)

Whenever I see that Hope Ramsay has a new book out, I totally get excited, because I know I'm going to have an enjoyable ride. Hope knows how to make a feel good story. It would be no surprise that I delighted in reading A Small-Town Bride.

So, we have Amy Lyndon who's the rich girl of Shenandoah Falls. She describes herself as the ordinary one of the family. Kind of the black sheep, since everyone else is super smart. Anyway, Daddy gives her an ultimatum marry Grady or be cutoff. I guess her dad wasn't bluffing. She comes up with an idea of getting a job in order to guilt him into saying he was wrong. Basically, we see this rich girl slumming it through the story, but you know what she learns something about herself and she's more than a pretty face. I felt bad for Amy. It was an adjustment, and everyone thought she would take the deal that was offer to her. Amy showed gumption, and I did really liked her.

Now Dusty. Oh man, he was a jerk. Truth be told he was pretty mean to Amy, and he truly didn't believe Amy was down on her luck. Man did he have to eat crow. Some of the things he did to Amy were jacked up, and he felt bad for doing them. Deep down Dusty was a decent guy, he didn't know how to handle Amy.

Anyway, A Small-Town Bride was a pretty good. Definitely gave me the feelies, then again I haven't read a Hope book that didn't. There's some major character growth between Amy and Dusty. Of course there are some bumps along the way, but without a doubt a enjoyable. So, if are in need of a small town read, you might give A Small-Town Bride a go.

Copy provided by Forever Romance

Rating
4 1/2 Stars