Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sexy Dare by Carly Phillips (Review)

I got a chance to read Carly Phillips latest release Sexy Dare. You can't go wrong with a Dare. When they find the right girl they will protect them to the end. Which brings us to Jason Dare and Faith Lancaster. Since there are a lot of Dares he's one of the New York Dare.

Anyway, Jason has no interest in getting into a long tern relationship. He swears off relationship, and we learn the reason why. He believes pretty strong about this even after meeting Faith. Yet his protective instincts kick in when he meets his curvaceous girl. Faith is adorable, and lovable, also she makes candy. She slowly whittle's down his wall.

Sexy Dare is a pretty fast read. Yet it packs heat quickly, and you want these two to get together. I love that Faith isn't a curvaceous and not a stick. I love that the cover even matches the description in the book. Jason loves the way she is. The ending comes quickly. I'm curious about how his business partners are going down, because they were just like Jason. It should be good.

Copy provide by author via RockStar PR

4 Stars

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis (Review)

Let me start with I'm so excited Kel O'Donnell gets his own book. Some of you might be going, "Hey this is the first time we are seeing Kel." I would say you are wrong. We actually meet Kel in another series, and I felt that he needed his own book, but then that series ended. Yep, I was sad to see that happen. Yet, Jill was able to bring him to San Francisco and he gets his own story. YAY!!!!!!

Kel is definitely a sexy sherif in another series, and he's still sexy. It's been a while since I read that series, but I always felt needed to have a girl. I totally forgot that he had a few bad things happen to him. Anyway, he's kind of like damage goods emotionally. However, he's willing to take a chance on Ivy. Okay, Ivy owns the taco truck that everyone loves. She's been included into the group, but feels like an outsider. That's partly her fault. She continues to keep up a wall, because she's afraid they aren't going like her background. As the story goes on Kel starts to breakdown the walls and is slowly falling in love with the girl, and the say can be said about Ivy.

Anyway, the story seems like everything is going to be picture for these, but trouble seems to creep back into Ivy's life, and she's not sure what to do. Towards the end I felt bad for Ivy, because you get the full extent of her past courtesy of her brother. Which makes Kel doubt Ivy, but that stems from his past. I really thought this was going to be a sappy read that didn't have any real drama, but I had to wait for the drama. Drama is part of life, and it would have been a pretty dull story if there wasn't something that push these two apart and back together. I hope that we can get a story for Ivy's brother. I think that would be an interesting read. Maybe a spinoff, maybe not. Wrapped Up In You was a pretty good read.

Copy provided by Avon.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Avon Spotlight + Review + Excerpt: When the Marquess Was Mine by Caroline Linden

When the was Mine 
The Wager of Sin, 3
Caroline Linden
September 24, 2019

In the game of love…

Georgiana Lucas despises the arrogant and cruel Marquess of Westmorland even before learning that he’s won the deed to her friend Kitty’s home in a card game. Still, Georgiana assures Kitty the marquess wouldn’t possibly come all the way to Derbyshire to throw them out—until he shows up, bloody and unconscious. Fearing that Kitty would rather see him die, Georgiana blurts out that he’s her fiancé. She’ll nurse the hateful man back to health and make him vow to leave and never return. The man who wakes up, though, is nothing like the heartless rogue Georgiana thought she knew…

You have to risk it all

He wakes up with no memory of being assaulted—or of who he is. The bewitching beauty tending him so devotedly calls him Rob and claims she’s his fiancée even as she avoids his touch. Though he can’t remember how he won her hand, he’s now determined to win her heart. But as his memory returns and the truth is revealed, Rob must decide if the game is up—or if he’ll take a chance on a love that defies all odds.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Wildfire Spotlight + Review: The Boyfriend Contract by Victoria James

Victoria James
Entangled Amara
September 23, 2019

Emily Birmingham has had it up to here with men.

Growing up with an overbearing father and then her brother inherits everything she’s worked her whole life to build. Now she’s living in her grandmother's dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere Canada, jobless, and dealing with the most annoyingly sexy contractor on the planet. Exactly when did her life become an anti-Hallmark movie?

Cooper Merrick learned the hard way that love is definitely not worth the risk. He’s happy running the family contracting business alongside his well-meaning but overly-opinionated brothers...happy enough until polished and perfect Emily enters his world. Nothing prepared him for the ways she turns his life upside down and reaches the parts of himself he’s closed off from the world.

But when he finally gets up the nerve to ask Emily out, she says her next date will need to come with a written contract and some very particular ground rules. Yeah, it sounds crazy, but why does he find himself wanting to sign on the dotted line?

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Dark Memento by Katie Reus (Review)

I got a chance to read Dark Memento by Katie Reus. Dark Memento is the beginning to her new series Verona Bay, which was interesting read. I liked that this story kept you guessing on who might be the killer. Which makes me wonder what direction the series will be going. This feels like the stories are going be more like standalone with common ties to an area.

Anyway, I liked Lucas Jordan. He was sweet and a good guy. Then we have Serenity Washington single mom, survivor, and the target. While reading the story Katie had me guessing who it could have been, and I didn't know who it was until we reached in the end.

Overall, a pretty good, and fairly quick read. Yes, Dark Memento will be keeping you guessing until you draw closer to the end.

Copy provided by author.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Review: Take it Off the Menu by Christina Hovland

Take It Off the Menu
Mile High Matched, 3
Christina Hovland
August 23, 2019

Saying "I Do" has never been such a mess.

Marlee Medford just got dumped. Yes, things have become ho-hum in her longtime relationship, but she was two days away from walking down the aisle with the man she thought was her forever when he called it off. Convincing herself that they'd be able to reignite their spark once the wedding craziness settled? That was easy. Suddenly finding herself without a fiancé? Not so much. Marlee needs to regain control of her life, and a weekend away with her friends is a solid first step.

One of Denver's best up-and-coming chefs, perpetual bachelor Eli Howard, isn't into serious relationships--especially the kind that ends in marriage. As if to prove his point that they aren't worth the trouble, the wedding he was supposed to be catering just fell apart. Feeling oddly protective of the jilted bride--his little sister's best friend--his weekend plans now involve a trip to Sin City with her group of friends. But it looks like he had a bit too much fun in Vegas when he wakes up night included.

Marlee's attempts at getting her life back together are failing miserably. Her ex-fiancé is taking the house, her chihuahua is intent on a love affair with Eli's sneakers, and she's now accidentally hitched to the guy who can't even say the word marriage. With their quickie annulment denied, Eli and Marlee just have to hang tight until the divorce goes through. It's just a little divorce amongst friends, what's the worst that could happen?

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

What a Difference a Duke Makes by Lenora Bell (Review)

What A Difference a Duke Makes was a fabulous read. It was one of those reads that I had to make myself stop reading to sleep. I had a lot of fun reading this title. We have Mari Perkins who would be a cross between Mary Poppins and Maria from the sound of music, with a dash of country bumpkin. She's not cut out to be a governess to a Duke's kids, but then no one is. The Duke of Banksford kids are rambunctious, and they have scared off every governess. However, Mari isn't a governess, but who has to know. SHE NEEDS THIS JOB.

Edgar Rochester is a Duke in trade. Oh the scandal. He doesn't really have time for his kids, and he needs the help. When Mari pops in his life he's not sure on how to feel about it, but something magical starts to happen.

Overall, I had a lot of fun reading What a Difference a Duke Makes. Mari was a fun character with lovability, and wanting to help these children. Edgar was a good father, but a little distracted with work.

5 Stars

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Dare Me Tonight by Carly Phillips (Review)

I guess I just need to dive into my thoughts. We have have Sienna Dare the youngest of the Dare clan. She felt that she was responsible for the destruction of the families, but that was her father's fault. However, she still feels that way. Then we have Ethan Knight. Ethan has his own baggage, after all when we first we meet him he found his wife dead from an overdose, and secrets come out.

Anyway, it was a fairly quick read with these two. They have an instant attraction, but don't want to cause waves with Sienna's family. However, it all comes crumbling down, and Ian becomes the big bad brother. Yet, more things happen in the story. Some of the things that happen make me wonder about somethings.

Overall, this was a pretty good read with Ethan getting a happy ending and a good life. He deserves it, and Sienna gets a pretty happy life too.

Copy provided by author

4 Stars

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Avon Spotlight and More: The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

The Wallflower Wager
Girl Meets Duke, 3
Tessa Dare
August 13, 2019

They call him the Duke of Ruin.

To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door.

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even.

Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.

When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.

Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?

And a two-legged dog.

And a foul-mouthed parrot.

And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . .

Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.

Not if he ruins her first.

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