Friday, July 21, 2017

A Scandalous Vow by Ava Stone

When I started A Scandalous Vow, I was a bit conflicted the story premise. Granted the story has been in the making for sometime, but how it would happen always boggled my mind. I mean Lady Staveley was a happy married woman, but an unfortunate event occurred, her husband was killed. My blood thirsty side would have liked to be a little more gruesome, but it wasn't. I wasn't overly attached to David. He wasn't a character that really stood out in the stories, he was steady, stoic, constant. Yes, I struggle with the idea of Caroline without David, and I know I shouldn't have worry about her getting with Marcus. However, there was that worry. I even had a campaign to keep David alive, but as you can see it didn't workout she has a second happy ending of her choosing. Actually, Caroline and Marcus ended up with a happy ending of their choosing. This was my thought process before even starting A Scandalous Vow, now you get to see where it went after reading the books. Here we go:

Caroline has gone through the morning process, so in A Scandalous Vow we jumped into what she's going to do after David. Now she's given more freedom now that she's a widow, so she decides to take a chance with her feelings with Marcus. Of course, Marcus isn't going to say no to her, after all he's had feelings for her for sometime. So, we see a relationship starting between these two, but there's something nefarious going on at the same time. Who knew that the scoundrel had a decent bone in his body, but Marcus would do anything for Caroline and her family.

I'm happy to say that I liked A Scandalous Vow. I honestly was scared to read this book. When I actually got an early copy, I looked at the book, and trying to decided when I should really dive into the story. Granted I know that David wasn't coming back, because I read the death, and still in shock. In a way reconcile that Caroline was still young enough to have another love; yes, it was hard. To actually see to characters that you love, but not sure if you are going to love together. Ava did a pretty good job with bringing these two together who are loved for their own ways, and creates story to unite them as power couple. Each of them has their own power and would be an asset to navigate the ton. I think they should probably be afraid of these two. Anyway. Definitely pleased on how well A Scandalous Vow turned out, and yes, I was scared for nothing. So, if you have been a fan of Ava's book and have been following her stories for sometime, I don't think you will be disappointed with Caroline and Marcus story.

Copy provided by author.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Social Butterfly PR Spotlight + Review

The Scottish Bride
By Marquita Valentine
Publication Date: July 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The Scottish Bride, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marquita Valentine is is now LIVE!!!

Tired of waiting for her older brother's best friend to come to his senses, Cadence Romanov travels to New York City in order to bring Maddox home. But seeing him again opens up raw wounds of abandonment. Refusing to be easily led by him again, she runs away to Holland Springs, but not before leaving him a note as to where she's going. This time, it's all up to him to win her back.

After one reckless night ends in tragedy, Scottish rugby player Maddox Stewart turned his back on his former life, leaving everything behind, including Cadence... until she tracks him down and demands answers. As soon as Maddox sees her, he knows that nothing has changed between them and there's nothing he won't do to have her again. Forced to confront his demons, Maddox must find a way to forgive himself and win back his wife.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Resurrection by Katie Reus (Review)

When I started Resurrection a few days ago I was a little worry. Yes, worry. I didn't want to dive into the story. Basically, we have Colt Stuart who fell hard for Skye Avévalo, but there time was cut short cause of Skye's death. Or so he thought had died. However, he comes to find out that she was alive trying to protect him. Now he's trying to rescue Skye from her problems.

In Resurrection we have a second chance love story. I do find the title fitting for the story, because Skye was presumed dead. Now Colt has to rescue her before she vanishes again from his life. Skye and Colt's story is pretty cut and dry. We see Katie bring to life a new suspense romance. This isn't a spinoff of any of her previous books, but friends who come together for a greater cause. I think that this is a pretty good start to a new series. We are introduce to cast of characters that will are going to play a big part into the series. So, I like how Katie used Resurrection as a jumping point to a new series. I can't wait to see how these guys help the world to become a better place.

I did like Colt and Skye. They seem like a perfect match for one another. They are a great time to take down the bad guy. Anyway, if you are looking for a new series this might be up your alley. I'm kind of excited to see what happens next.

Copy provided by author.

4 Stars

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Forever Romance Teaser Excerpt + Giveaway: The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Coming Soon The Forbidden
by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Forever Romance
August 8, 2017

A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy.

Annie has never experienced the 'spark' with a guy-that instant chemistry that renders you weak in the knees. That is, until a night out brings her face to face with the dangerously sexy and mysterious Jack. It's not just a spark that ignites between them. It's an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who's had such a powerful impact on her must be dangerous. She has no idea that he belongs to another. That he's forbidden.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Review: Jilted by Sawyer Bennett

Love Hurts, 2
Sawyer Bennett
July 11, 2017

Hollywood hath no fury like a woman scorned. In this fun, flirty second-chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, an aspiring starlet reconnects with her first love. 

“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—Violet Duke 

Eden Goodnight went to Los Angeles to make it big, not to be publicly humiliated by her cheating fiancĂ© at a red-carpet premiere. But when Eden returns to her hometown to put the scandal behind her, she can barely find a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Turns out the locals are worse than the paparazzi, and they all think she’s turned into a spoiled brat. But in a strange twist of fate, the one person who seems to understand what Eden’s going through is Cooper Mayfield . . . the boy she left behind. 

Small-town charm is no match for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. At least that’s what Coop’s been telling himself all these years. As Eden’s old flame—and the landscaper for her family’s historic home—Coop feels some responsibility for getting her out of her funk. But as soon as he sees that million-dollar smile, he’s a goner. Soon they’re making out like teenagers again. But when a life-changing role falls into Eden’s lap, Coop just hopes she doesn’t give up on a love that’s meant to be. 

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Lost and Found Sister by Jill Shalvis (Review)

The past couple of days I have been reading Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis. I have to say that it was pretty good. Jill is known for her light fun small town romance. Now Lost and Found Sisters is a little different from her normal stuff, but still pretty good. We meet Quinn Weller who comes to find out that her life isn't what it seems. Throughout most of the story she has been living in a fog since her sister died. Now she has found out she's adopted and her birth mother left stuff behind. Now she needs to decided how to proceed. Basically she's at a crossroads, does she decided to live life in a fog or decided to take a chance a see what could happen with this new life.

The new life come with a new challenge, like baby sister. So, she needs to tread on this landmine carefully, because teenagers can be volatile and unstable at times. She also meets a new guy that kind of rev her juices. Not an easy choice.

Overall, Lost and Found Sisters is a pretty good story. The title is absolutely perfect, because Quinn does has lost a sister and she comes to find a new one. Like I said she's waking up from a fog through the story, and it isn't easy for her. Quinn struggles with deciding to stick with the status quo or stretch herself. I like that she struggles with the story, but she does have a little help who cares. Some people may think she's crazy, but hey whatever helps. Lost and Found Sisters is a pretty good read for a book club selection. You have a variety of themes that can be discuss. I would definitely recommend for a book club selection kind of read.

Copy provided by Harper Collins

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly

Three Weeks with a Princess
The Improper Princesses #2
By: Vanessa Kelly
Releasing June 27, 2017

In Vanessa Kelly s captivating series, three young women are descended from royalty in the most improper way. But that doesn’t stop them from pursuing lives rich in adventure. . .

Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, comes from a long line of notorious women. Raised by her grandmother, formerly mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale, she has little hope of a respectable marriage. But the new Marquess, her childhood friend, Jack Easton, would make a very desirable protector . . . if he weren t too honorable to take her to bed.

It s bad enough being saddled with a title he never desired. Now Jack must resist the beautiful woman he desires far too much. Duty calls, and he is duty-bound to choose a wealthy bride. But then Lia makes another outrageous suggestion: asking Jack to devise some tests to find her the perfect paramour. Tests that involve flirting, kissing, and other pleasurable pursuits. Tests that, in a matter of weeks, could transform friendship into the ton's greatest scandal, igniting a passion even duty can t deny. . . 

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

The Day of the Duchess
Scandal & Scoundrel #3
By: Sarah MacLean
Releasing June 27, 2017
Avon Books

The one woman he will never forget…

Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer’s end. There is only one problem—he already has one.

The one man she will never forgive…

After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal—to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement…which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist.

A love that neither can deny…

The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day...

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne (Review)

When you are in the mood for something light and fun, you can't go wrong with Lauren Layne. She definitely knows how to write a light and fun book. You will not be disappointed when you read Walk of Shame.

In the story we meet the socialite, Georgiana Watkins (Georgie), and she's friends with everybody. She doesn't exclude anyone, and genuinely cares. However, she seems to rub Andrew the wrong way, because he finds Georgiana's antics ridiculous. He's a bully to her at times. He just doesn't know how to bask in her light. Georgie is a lot to take in, but she definitely has a heart of gold. Best way to describe these to be night and day, doom and gloom and sunshine and roses. They are pretty much opposites. Yet, they're drawn one to another.

Walk of Shame is a fun read. It's mainly told from Georgie's perspective with a dash of Andrew now and again. As silly as Georgie's perspective can be, it's probably better to be told through her. I love that Georgie knows what she wants, and is willing to put her heart on the line for it, while Andrew hides behind his cynicism. It takes losing her for him to realize that he needs a little sunshine in his life. If you are in need of fun, Walk of Shame is your book.

Copy provided by LoveSwept via NetGalley