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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Negotiator by Avery Flynn (Review)

I think The Negotiator should come with a spew warning. Like don't drink any liquids while reading this. Such a fun romantic comedy. We have Sawyer Carlyle who is trying to run his family company while dodging his mother's candidates to be the next Mrs. Sawyer Carlyle. He really doesn't have anytime for his mother's antics. So, his brother decides to make an ad for a personal buffer, which brings Clover Lee. Clover is an interesting character, I mean she's gone on many wild adventures she can handle being a personal buffer. Oh dear lord, she's an entertaining character. The story does get progressively more fun.

Adore Clover, she brings fun into Sawyer's life. Sawyer does start to lighten up as the story goes on. In some aspect the story kind of reminded me of Pretty Woman except Clover's not a prostitute. Overall, the story was pretty entertaining, and I hope that Avery will right a story for Sawyer's brother. He seems like a fun kind of guy, but that is wishful thinking. Like I said The Negotiator is a fun romantic comedy that does have a little steam hear and there. If you are in the mood to laugh, The Negotiator is up your alley.

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Getting Over A Cowboy by Delores Fossen (Review)

What made me want to read No Getting Over a Cowboy: 1) The author. I haven't read all her books, but the ones I have they have been GOOOOOD. 2) The Cover. I was tempted to lick the cover. He's a mighty fine guy. 3) Liked the first book and thought hey I might need to read the next book. By the way, I have to read the third book. Seriously, I need the Roman's story. NEED!

Anyway, we are getting a closer look at Garrett Granger. He's the nice Granger, but life has dealt him some crappy blows. Let's recap what happen in Those Texas Nights, because he's in there. His father dies, his wife and him are not on good terms, wife cheats on him and is caught on film, now he's trying to pick up the pieces of his life. Then Nicky Marlow nee Henderson comes into his life. Now these two have a history, not only that she has some major baggage. You thought that Garrett had problems, they don't come pair to Nicky.

Basically, Nicky has formed a widows group and trying to make a retreat so they can grow and heal. What she has planned doesn't go according as plan, and brings a slew of issues.This was a fantastic story. We have Nicky and Garrett rekindling a romance, Nicky trying to fix herself while trying to keep secrets hidden. There are some pretty good secrets that aren't revealed until the end. Seriously, No Getting Over a Cowboy was a mighty fine read. I'm honestly glad Garrett's ex-wife didn't cause too much of trouble, she tried; however, she was squash like a bug. Towards the end it does get a little crazy, but in a good way. I definitely enjoyed the story. I did chuckle at parts, and got a little choked up, so worth the time. If you are in the mood to tangle with a cowboy, you might want to give No Getting Over a Cowboy a try. I can't wait for Roman's story.

Copy provided by Harlequin

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars

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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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Million Dollar Cowboy by Lori Wilde


Million Dollar Cowboy
Cupid, Texas #5
By: Lori Wilde
Releasing March 28, 2017
Avon





Blurb
New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Wilde returns to Cupid, Texas with a heartwarming story of a cowboy who comes home to the family ranch for a wedding filled with surprises…

The illegitimate son of a Texas ranching dynasty, Ridge Lockhart left home ten years ago with one goal: to become more successful than the father who never accepted him.

Mission accomplished, but now he’s back at the Silver Feather Ranch for a wedding—three days of best man duty until he can hightail it out. Then he spies Kaia Alzate, and suddenly leaving isn’t quite so appealing.

Kaia Alzate grew up the daughter of the ranch foreman, servants to the mighty Lockharts in the mansion. Back then, she followed Ridge around like a puppy. Now, she’s fighting the attraction she feels for this sexy CEO. She’s determined not to make a big mistake—but when Ridge takes her in his arms she’s stunned…could he be the man she’s waited for all along?

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The English Duke by Karen Ranney


The English Duke
Duke Trilogy #2
By: Karen Ranney
Releasing March 28, 2017
Avon






Blurb

In the second in New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney’s scintillating series, society’s most coveted duke finds the one thing wealth and position cannot buy—the perfect partner…


For years, Martha York has been fascinated by a man she’s never met—Jordan Hamilton, the new Duke of Roth and protégé to her inventor father. Could the elusive gentleman possibly live up to his brilliant letters? When Martha travels to his estate to carry out her father’s last bequest, she discovers that the answer is a resounding yes, for the duke’s scientific mind belies a deep sensuality…

Jordan was determined to complete his prototype alone, but it’s impossible to resist the alluring young woman who shows up at his door. Working together, they grow ever closer, until a case of mistaken identity leaves him bound to another. A woman’s heart may be more complex than the most intricate invention, but Jordan must find a way to win Martha’s, or lose the only woman who can truly satisfy him… 

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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki

Talk about going to my happy place, we have a scotsman who happens to be a duke. Seriously, you can't go wrong there. Anyway, Amy Jarecki has come out with a new series Lords of the Highlands.  The story takes place early 1700s where you find the Jacobite uprising. Definitely an interesting period. I would definitely recommend reading the author's note's after reading the story. I know this helped me out a lot with so my issues with the story.

Anyway, George Gordon (aka Geordie) who happens to be the Duke of Gordon. Now he's in an area where he's not suppose to be fighting the good cause, but he's injured. Arika Aryes happens to find him and basically rescues him from death. Basically, they are on the run for most of the book. While trying to escape a perilous death they fall in love. The end. Just kidding.

Actually, The Highland Duke is pretty good. We have Geordie who  is stuck of the confines of his title and he happens to fall in love with a tinker (gypsy). Gypsy were looked down upon, so to fall in love with her would be pretty bad. Anyway, he sees that she is sweet and kind, so it's easy to fall in love with her. Akira at first sees a stubborn man, but learns more about him and comes to love him. Yes, there love is tested as the story goes on. It's not easy being a duke and falling for someone who is deemed below a commoner. So, there relationship is an interesting dynamics.

Anyway, I totally enjoyed The Highland Duke and I look forward to read more of this series. I hope to see one of the characters in this story get his own story eventually.

Copy provided by Forever Romance via NetGalley

Rating:
4 Stars

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: A Small-Town Bride by Hope Ramsay


A SMALL-TOWN BRIDE
Chapel of Love, #2
Hope Ramsay
Forever
On Sale: March 28, 2017



The second book in USA Today bestselling author Hope Ramsay's Chapel of Love contemporary romance series about a small-town wedding chapel is perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, and Sherryl Woods.

Amy Lyndon is tired of being the Poor Little Rich Girl of Shenandoah Falls. In her prominent family, she's the ordinary one - no Ivy League education and no powerful career. But when her father tries to marry her off, she knows it's finally time to stand up for herself, despite the consequences. Now that she's cut off from the family fortune, her first challenge is to fight her attraction to her handsome new boss.

When Amy shows up looking for work with his landscaping crew, Dusty McNeil thinks there's no way such a pampered princess will ever get her hands dirty. But as Amy proves him wrong and gets down to the nitty gritty, Dusty's admiration turns to like, then lust - and then love. But can a high-society woman like Amy ever fall for a man like him?

Excerpt:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Foolish Bride by A.S. Fenichel (Review)

I decided to take a chance on the Foolish Bride. The first book in the series was so-so, but showed promise to the series. We met Elinor in Tainted Bride. She's portrayed as a ditz in the first book, so thinking it might be interesting. Anyway, she's been burned by Sir Michael Rollins, and she had to withstand some scandal. However, the final straw was when he called off the wedding, because he wasn't whole. Basically lashed out her, instead explaining that he might be able to father children in a rational way. I totally get it, he was angry at the world, and her father didn't help the situation at all.

Anyway, she decides she's done playing the flighty airhead, and decides she wants a backbone. I struggle with this transition, because she started to lash out at everyone too. Tis a good thing she has good friends who stood by her side even when she was being a B. Once Michael came to his senses, all he ever wanted was Elinor's happiness. He might not have handle the situation with tact, but he did love her enough to let her go. However, things start to look up and he feels that he good be the man she needs. Yet, there are few challenges and obstacles ahead. You the know the road to true love isn't always the easiest.

All right, I almost gave up Foolish Bride. I seriously didn't like Elinor's attitude. She was kind of cruel and mean. I did press forward with the story, because I did like Michael. Both of the characters did grow as the story continues and they learn to love the people they have molded. Actually, it wasn't until about halfway through the story I had a change of heart on my feelings. I did start to enjoy the story. The beginning was a little rough for me, but it was a pretty good ending. Plus, the story got good during and after the house party. Overall, I liked Foolish Bride. I'm glad I stuck with the story.

Copy provided by Lyrical Press via NetGalley

Rating:
4 Stars

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki


THE HIGHLAND DUKE
Lords of the Highlands, #1
 Amy Jarecki
Forever
March 28, 2017




Blurb

Indie author Amy Jarecki makes her print debut with a brand-new series about rugged Highland lords.

She'll put her life on the line for him . . .

When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name.

Yet she can never learn his true identity.

Geordie knows if Akira ever discovers he's the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe is to ensure she's by his side day and night. But the longer he's with her, the harder it becomes to think of letting her go. Despite all their differences, despite the danger-he will face death itself to make her his . . .

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Hard Justice by Lori Foster (Review)

I actually had a hard time with this cover. I was thinking, dude this isn't how I picture Justice. The deeper I got into the story, I was like okay now it make sense. Now to get the good stuff of Hard Justice. We learn that Justice is still having a hard time coping he's no longer MMA fighter. He still believes he has some fight in him, but he knows he's never going to be a great one. He's slowly accepting the fact that he's going to be a bodyguard. Now he's getting to his second assignment which involves Fallon Wade.

Justice is trying ever so hard to keep it all professional, but he seems something in her. However, he's trying to have the hands off in his mind. While Fallon is trying to spread her wings cause she's led a shelter life. At first they have a communication issues. He's trying to do his job, while she wants to have fun. On top of that Fallon is trying to find herself, because she hasn't much experience in life. The one time she did, well, it didn't go too well.

I adore Justice, because deep down he's a big ol' teddy bear that can kill if needed. Fallon is so sweet and innocent. I enjoyed Hard Justice. I'm excited about this series. I like that you see the guys come help Justice when he needs a little more help. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good read, and I can't wait for more.

Copy provided by Harlequin via NetGalley

Rating:
4 Stars

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Barclay Publicity Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Legally Charming by Lauren Smith


A workaholic lawyer comes home during a Halloween party and finds a princess sleeping in his bed. Find out what happens next in LEGALLY CHARMING, first in Lauren Smith’s newest #contemporaryromance #newadultromance series, Ever After!




Synopsis:

THE RIGHT DRESS CAN CATCH THE EYE OF PRINCE CHARMING…

Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…

EVERY PRINCE IS LOOKING FOR HIS SLEEPING BEAUTY TO KISS…

Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy.

WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES AND COACHES TURN TO PUMPKINS…


Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been?

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Starlight Bridge by Debbie Mason (Review)

A few weeks ago I read Starlight Bridge, and I thought I was going to hate the story, because of one of the character. The problem was she's a secondary character, but at the same time she kind of plays a major role in Griffin Gallagher's life. Seriously, I wanted to throat punched Lexi. I wanted to throat punched her for most of the book. To top it all off she's pregnant, so I was torn because of her character. However, the urge to throat puncher was overwhelming. As the reader I shouldn't be focusing on Lexi, but more on Ava and Griffin's second chance at love. Even then I wasn't sure how I felt about that. Yes, Griff should have probably have tried to figured out why his wife loved him so much then all of the sudden wants a divorce. Then again they were young and both a little hot headed.

Don't get me wrong I did like Ava and Griffin's reunited love, but every chance they would draw closer so one would try to tear them apart. I didn't have a problem with Colleen as the ghost, because she's the only one who was on team Ava.

Overall, Starlight Bridge wasn't a bad read once the situation with Lexi got taken care of. How it was handle was a bit overdramatic. I didn't have problem wanting to throat punch Lexi, but having her redeemable was a little too much. I liked Griff and Ava, and they are good together. So far, the Harmony Harbor books aren't grabbing my attention like her Christmas books. I'm not sure I want to continue. On one side I do, because I have to see Colleen get to her final resting place, but at the same time, do I want to deal with the series. There are a ton of people who love this series. I don't know.

Copy provided by Forever Romance

Rating:
3 Stars


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tease Me, Baby by Katie Reus (Review)

Tease Me, Baby is a super quick read with Fallon O'Connor and Brad Fulton. This insta-love kind of read is super fast. Basically Fallon is about ready to leave, but is having doubts. Brad is determine to get with her no matter how much time they have together. Seriously, that's the gist of the story.

Anyway, this read is sweet and steamy. Wholly moly was there heat packed in quickly. Brad and Fallon are trying to find the right footing for there insta-relationship. Overall, Tease Me, Baby was cute. Not overly steam, but not completely clean for those who like clean romance. But perfect who are looking for that super quick read and need a little heat.

Copy provided by author.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Nocturne by Elizabeth Ellen Carter (Review)

I had a chance to read Nocturne by Elizabeth Ellen Carter. Honestly, I don't know how I feel about the story. I finished last week and I'm still processing. Nocturne wasn't bad story, but it also didn't stand out to me. I tried to see where it's categorized as in the romance-land, and it came out to be a gothic romance. I can see where you people see that. I mean the location is kind of dark and dreary with sinister feel. The heroine Elle not sure how she fits into the picture as the new governess. We also have the hero Thomas who is a shadow of himself living with his brother who happens to be the Earl. Then I also felt that it wanted to go in an inspirational kind of read, but never quite did. There were phrases that kind of made me think that.

Like I said Nocturne wasn't a bad read, but didn't wow me. I think story probably should have been longer, but it is what it is. There are those who loved the story. It's more like meh to me.

Copy provided.

Rating:
3 Stars

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Audiobook: Deadly Obsession by Katie Reus (Review)

A couple weeks ago I had a chance to listen to Deadly Obsession by Katie Reus. Okay this has been sitting my audible collection for sometime, and I'm finally getting to it. I wanted a little suspense in my life. Oh man, the bad guy is super creepy and a freak. I honestly didn't know who the dude was till the end. However, he was one messed up kind of dude who had an obsession for Lily Carmichael.

Now Lily is suffering from PTSD, and is trying to cover her issues. By the way this got on my nerves and the reason she left the area. How she handled the situation was pretty messed up when she broke up with Braden Donnelly. She should have told him and let him believe her or been dick. We don't know what he would have done, because she never gave him a chance.

Basically, she comes home for her aunt's funeral, and a bunch of things start to happen that put her life in danger. Of course this draws Lily and Braden together. They try to figure out what the heck is going, and at the same time solve a problem that has been bugging Braden.

Lily kind of bugged me, because she had this need to prove that she can do it on her own attitude. I get that she wanted to prove that she was strong, but it drove me nuts. I like Braden, because he had a good head on his shoulders. Plus, he didn't want to get hurt by Lily again, after all he did get burned.

Okay, the story was super creepy. The narrator, Eliza Foss, does an amazing job with this story. There were times I was glad I was listening to the story during the day. She was able to capture each of the characters voice. The villain's voice still creeps me out. She would be someone I would be willing to listen read another suspense story.

Overall, I liked Deadly Obsession. I had to listen to the story, and I wanted to know who the killer was. However, this is an older Katie Reus book, and it might not have the same feel as her newer books. I still enjoyed the story, and would be willing to listen to it again.

Copy provided by author.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Starlight Bridge by Debbie Mason


STARLIGHT BRIDGE
Harmony Harbor, #2
Debbie Mason
Forever
February 28, 2017




A second chance for romance...

Hidden in Graystone Manor is a book containing all the dark secrets of Harmony Harbor, and Ava DiRossi is determined to find it. No one—especially not her ex-husband, Griffin Gallagher—can ever discover what really tore her life apart all those years ago. With Griffin back in town, it's more important than ever that she find the book before someone else does. Because her ex is still angry with her for leaving him. And he still has no idea Ava never stopped loving him...

Ava is no longer the vibrant, happy woman Griffin had once loved and married, and he would do anything to bring back the sparkle to her brilliant green eyes. But what's never changed are the sexy sparks of attraction between Ava and Griffin, and he won't give her up again without a fight. He knows there's the real possibility of a future together...if the truth doesn't burn the bridge between them forever.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

InkSlinger PR Excerpt + Review + Giveaway: Blush for Me by Kristen Proby


From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a steamy new standalone romance in her bestselling Fusion Series…
BLUSH FOR ME!



About BLUSH FOR ME:


New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby continues to delight the senses with the latest novel in her delectable Fusion series.


As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland's hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn't afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she's forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.

Ryan "Mac" MacKenzie hasn't been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn't think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he's got a handle on what life can throw at him and he's not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can't forget.

Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…?

Excerpt:

InkSlinger PR Review + Giveaway: Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye

 

Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life. Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…






About MASTERING HER SENSES (Blasphemy #2, 2/21/17):



12 Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

He wants to dominate her senses—and her heart…


Quinton Ross has always been a thrill-seeker—so it’s no surprise that he’s drawn to extremes in the bedroom and at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, where he creates sense-depriving scenarios that blow submissives’ minds. Now if he could just find one who needs the rush as much as him…

When an accident leaves Cassia Locke with a paralyzing fear of the dark, she’ll try anything to get help. Ready to fight, she knows just who to ask for help—the hard-bodied, funny-as-hell Dom she’d always crushed on—and once stood up.

Quinton is shocked and a little leery to see Cassia, but he can’t pass up the chance to dominate the alluring little sub this time. Introducing her to sensory deprivation becomes his new favorite obsession, and watching her fight fear is its own thrill. But when doubt threatens to send her running again, Quinton must find a way to master her senses—and her heart.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Tasty Book Tours Guest Feature + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: His Cowboy Heart by Jennifer Ryan



Meet My Hero


Ford Kendrick is a genuine nice guy, trying to do the best he can for his family, ranch, and the woman he loves, even when he sends her away for her own good. It’s a sacrifice he’s willing to make for her happiness. But when she returns broken in heart and soul, he’ll do everything he can, even if it’s to just be the friend she desperately needs. Ford isn’t about to give up on Jamie until she’s well and happy again. His patience, unwavering dedication to her recovery, and steadfast resolve to push her to be better and give her a helping hand when things don’t go her way all help Jamie to overcome her obstacles. But it’s his love through the good times and bad that bring them back together.

His Cowboy Heart
Montana Men #6
By: Jennifer Ryan
Releasing February 21, 2017
Avon Books





Blurb

Bound by honor and by love…
That’s a Montana Man

Ford Kendrick has often dreamed of the day that Jamie Keller would come home to Montana. After high school, she needed to leave—and he, duty-bound to rescue his family’s ranch, pushed her to go. The Army made Jamie a hero, but Ford still sees the gorgeous, loving woman who lit up his whole world.

Every day since she left, Jamie has longed for Ford. One glimpse confirms it: the sexy, dangerous-looking cowboy left a hole in her heart that nothing else can fill. Yet the battle scars she bears—inside and out—won’t let her trust anyone enough to get close.

Ford wants to bring Jamie back to the life they dreamed of building. But locked somewhere in her memories is a dark truth that threatens her safety. It’s a battle Ford won’t let her fight alone, not when he’s determined to keep her by his side, now and always… 

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

RockStar PR Spotlight + Review: Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips

Going Down Hard
Billionaire Bad Boys #3

Carly Phillips
October 11, 2016

Blurb:

A stand-alone Billionaire Bad Boys novel.

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Derek West rose from poverty to take the tech world by storm. He's sexy, confident and gets any woman he wants. And who he wants is Cassie Storm, the rich girl he’s never been good enough for.

She’s desperate to save her family company and there’s only one man who can help. But Derek isn’t interested in helping. He wants to possess both the company and the woman he’s never been able to forget.

His plan? To screw her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Perfect for You by Candis Terry


Perfect For You
Sunshine Creek Vineyard #2
By: Candis Terry
Releasing February 28, 2017
Avon Books






Blurb
Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll do what it takes to protect their legacy--but what happens when love gets in the way?


Declan Kincade has spent so much time chasing success he’s almost forgotten how to just live. Lately though, his all-business routine has been thrown into disarray. Brooke Hastings is the best employee Dec’s ever had: polished, capable, and intelligent. After four years, he’s just realized that she’s also smoking hot. But their working relationship is too valuable to stake on a fling, no matter how mind-bendingly pleasurable it promises to be.

What’s worse than never meeting the right man? Finding him, and then working side-by-side every day while he remains absolutely blind to your existence. That is, until one temptation-packed road-trip changes everything. Teaching her gorgeous, driven boss how to cut loose and have fun is the toughest challenge Brooke’s ever faced. But it’s one that could give both of them exactly what they need, if Dec will take a chance on a perfect—and perfectly unexpected—love.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Forever Romance Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: If the Duke Demands by Anna Harrington


If the Duke Demands
Capturing the Carlisles: Book 1
Anna Harrington
Forever
February 28, 2017



A LESSON IN SEDUCTION . . .

Miranda Hodgkins has only ever wanted one thing: to marry Robert Carlisle. And she simply can't wait a moment longer. During the Carlisle family masquerade ball, Miranda boldly sneaks into his bedchamber with seduction on her mind. Soon she's swept into rock-hard arms for the most breathtaking kiss of her life. But when the masks come off, she's horrified to find herself face-to-face with Sebastian, the Duke of Trent-Robert's formidable older brother.

Shocked to find Miranda in his bed, Sebastian quickly offers her a deal to avoid scandal: He'll help her win his brother's heart if she'll find him the perfect wife. But what begins as a simple negotiation soon spirals out of control. For the longer this reformed rake tries to make a match for Miranda, the more he wants to keep her all to himself.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saved By Darkness by Katie Reus (Review)

I enjoy the Darkness books. They all have been pretty good. I have a couple of favorites, one being Hunted By Darkness. This is where we meet Bo's brothers. Yes, has brothers, then again his father tried to sleep any creature he could get his hands on. Nice. Anyway, that reasoning is revealed in Saved By Darkness. Pretty cool, I know.

So, in the last book Into the Darkness, we had a sub-plot with Rory (Bo's half-brother) and Liberty. So, they found a love. Now in Saved By Darkness, we focus on Ian. We learn quite a bit the half-demon-dragon. One is he lost a love. 😢 He was planning to spend the rest of his life alone. Which is a freaking long time. Well, his first and only love came into his life again, Fiona O'Riley.

Fiona's family didn't approve Ian, because of his heritage. Horrible dragons by the way. So, they tried to keep him away from his love. In someways she stayed away to protect him. Anyway, they are thrown together in a huge mess and now Ian is trying to save Fiona, but time could be running out.

Saved By Darkness was emotionally brutal. I can't say too much why, because that would give the story away. However, they travel into the Hell Realms and everything turns out bad. I would use more vulgar phrases here, but I hope you get the point. Anywho, a ton things happen, and I still think Drake's mother is one of the most frightful characters in the series. Overall, still a good story. Yes, this can be read as a standalone. Yes, you will get glimpse of Fiona and Ian's past that leads to the present. Plus, other things happen. I'm looking forward to more Darkness books, because another character was added to the mix and now I want his story.

Copy provided by author

Rating:
4 Stars

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Tangling with the London Tycoon by Suzi


Tangling with the London Tycoon
Brick Square #1
By: Suzi Jennings
Releasing February 13, 2017
Entangled Indulgence




Blurb
London publishing tycoon Rosco Redmond closely guards his family, his business, and his privacy. When his sister’s wedding brings the paparazzi baying at his door, wedding photographer Kitty Mayfair unwittingly becomes his decoy girlfriend. But the mysterious Kitty has secrets of her own.

Despite the sexy hint of an appealing Irish brogue, Kitty’s new boss is bent on micromanaging his sister’s wedding and the crazy fake relationship she’s been dragged into. The only thing they seem to have in common, is that neither of them believes in happy-ever-afters. But the more time Kitty spends with the tycoon, the more she begins to suspect there’s a lot of fire beneath his cool facade.

With the past complicating their present, and the zoom lenses of photographers everywhere they go, the commitment phobic control freak and the globe-trotting free spirit clash and ignite.

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