Tuesday, June 30, 2015

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Hard To Let Go by Laura Kaye

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye's HARD TO LET GO! HARD TO LET GO is the 4th novel in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance! It is being released on June 30, 2015!! 

Hard to Let Go - cover


Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

My Thoughts:

Forever Romance Top 5 Beaches + Giveaway: Summer at the Shore by V.K. Sykes

For today's post Vanessa and her husband shared their Top 5 beaches they would like to visit (no particular order). 

 1.     Santorini, Greece: a beautiful island with an amazing variety of beaches with white sand, black sand, and even red sand.

 2.     Capri, Italy: Sunshine, beautiful blue water, and Italian food!

 3.     Maui, Hawaii: Gorgeous, white sand beaches and a lush and gorgeous countryside.

 4.     La Jolla, California:  A classic California beach with surfers and even seals! And it’s a really cool town, too.

 5.     Avalon, NJ: That’s where Vanessa spent her summers as a child, and it’s still her favorite beach. Soft white sand, water ices, and evenings at the Wildwood boardwalk!

Now you know there picks, what would be you guys pick for a beach? 

InkSlinger PR Release Day Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: Hard To Let Go by Laura Kaye

We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Laura Kaye's HARD TO LET GO! HARD TO LET GO is the 4th novel in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance. Grab your copy of this sexy, suspenseful book today!!

Hard to Let Go - cover


Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

 A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

Excerpt from Hard to Let Go:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Forever Romance Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Last Chance Hero by Hope Ramsay

Last Chance Hero
Last Chance, 9
Hope Ramsay
Forever Romance
June 30, 2015


Ross Gardiner has had his fill of difficult relationships. Returning to Last Chance after a rough divorce, the town's handsome new fire chief just wants safety and stability-a tall order given his dangerous job and the way he has the attention of all the single women in town. All except Sabina Grey, the girl who stole his heart when they were teenagers. 

Sabina knows a lot about playing it safe. Always the good girl, she's now responsible for her antiques store and caring for her sister. But having Ross in town brings back the memory of one carefree summer night when she threw caution to the wind-and almost destroyed her family. Now that they are both older and wiser, will the spark still be there, even though they've both been burned?

Excerpt from Last Chance Hero:

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lusting for Covers (77): Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

This Weeks Selection:

Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt
Publisher: Forever Romance (Nov 2015)
Series: Maiden Lane, 9
Genre: Historical



Prim, proper, and thrifty, Eve Dinwoody is all business when it comes to protecting her brother's investment. But when she agrees to control the purse strings of London's premier pleasure garden, Harte's Folly, she finds herself butting heads with an infuriating scoundrel who can't be controlled.


Bawdy and bold, Asa Makepeace doesn't have time for a penny-pinching prude like Eve. As the garden's larger-than-life owner, he's already dealing with self-centered sopranos and temperamental tenors. He's not about to let an aristocratic woman boss him around . . . no matter how enticing she is.


In spite of her lack of theatrical experience—and her fiery clashes with Asa—Eve is determined to turn Harte's Folly into a smashing success. But the harder she tries to manage the stubborn rake, the harder it is to ignore his seductive charm and raw magnetism. There's no denying the smoldering fire between them—and trying to put it out would be the greatest folly of all.

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Bright cheery dress. It's all about the dress and the title. We all need a sweet scoundrel. ;) What do you guys think of my pick this week? 

Rescuing the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon (Review)

I love Jessica Lemmon's Rescuing the Bad Boy. This story just grabbed me from the first page. However, I had to put it done, because of other circumstances. This is one of the stories I wish I had a clone at times, but I finished it. Boy did it get me. Oh my gosh what an amazing story.

Okay, we have Donovan Pate who grew up in Evergreen Cove, but he had no desire to ever return once he left. However, he has to return for the home that was left to him. All he wants to do is sell it and get the hell out of there. Too bad things can't go according to plan. Basically, he finds out he can't sell the house until after a certain charity event, and he tries to talk Sofie Martin out of it. Well, she's not having any of that and she plans to stand up to Donovan.

When Donovan shows back up, he tries to renege the contract his grandmother signed. That whole situation doesn't look good, but he's unable to find a loophole so he's stuck with Sofie around the house getting ready for the charity event.

All right, there is a lot of tension between Donovan and Sofie. A lot has to do with the night seven years prior and boy he was a jackass. So, Sofie is trying to protect herself from getting hurt again, but Donovan can't seem to stay away from her. Finally, they cave! Of course, they have to issues to work through. Like Donovan overcoming his past and seeing that he's worth saving. There isn't much wrong with Sofie, but she just needs to be understanding to Donovan and willing to go through a little pain.

Man this story is an emotional wrecking ball of a read, but oh so good. I love Rescuing the Bad Boy, because it's definitely a story about overcoming the past and finding happiness. I can't wait for Connor's story, because he just seems like so much fun. Most of the parts that had me cracking up were with Connor in them. So, grab yourself a plate of shrimp scampi and s'mores and enjoy Rescuing the Bad Boy. Definitely a worth while read.

5 Stars

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rock Star PR Cover Reveal: Gypsy Love by Jillian Neal

Gypsy Love
Gypsy Beach, #2
COMING JULY 14, 2015

Arley Copeland vows never to trust anyone, much less a man, ever again. After her fledging career as a romance writer grinds to a halt and her ex blabs to the press about her preferences in bed, she heads to Gypsy Beach desperate to regain some anonymity and maybe figure out what to do next.

Divorce attorney John Rowan has been in on the explosive end of more marriages than he can count. Love never lasts. Of that he’s certain. Sick of barely existing inside the concrete jungle of Atlanta with the endless traffic and endless noise he heads towards a two-week reprieve in Gypsy Beach, North Carolina.

From the moment he lays eyes on Arley Copeland, John is determined to prove that not every guy on the planet is out to hurt her, and maybe teach her a thing or two about herself in his bed and out. With every sinfully sweet caress, they’re falling more and more in love. Their pasts may be fading away, but will John ever be prepared to risk it all on a lifetime love when he doesn’t believe such a thing could ever exist?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Duke But No Gentleman by Alexandra Hawkins (Review)

Alexandra Hawkin's A Duke But No Gentleman is definitely not for everyone. Some aren't going to like the hero and say he isn't a real hero. That might be a tad bit true. However, Alexandra's heroes aren't really hero material, they tend to be down right scoundrels. So, if this isn't your type of guy you might want to move on, but if you are willing look past bastard of a hero you might find this enjoyable. Enough of the preamble and lets get on with my thoughts.

I for one do enjoy Alexandra Hawkin's writing, and I did enjoyed her A Duke But No Gentleman. At the beginning of the story we meet Tristan Bailey Rooke, Duke of Blackbern and Cason Brant, Marquess of Norgrave. Now these two guys have been best friends for ever, and practically did everything together even shared women. Yes, they sound like upstanding gentleman <insert the eye roll>. So, when Blackbern encounters Lady Imogene he kind wants to keep her a secret, but his friend is all too keen. Basically, the wager is established. It can't be any simple wager, oh no it has to be the claiming of her maidenhead. We see them trying to charm and seduce the young lady. Neither one of them actually plays fair, but Norgrave is a bit more ruthless in his pursuit.

Now Imogene is taking in her first season and enjoying the attention that she is receiving from these two scoundrels. Yes, they are scoundrel. However, I actually thought Blackbern wasn't as bad as Norgrave. Norgrave gave off this icky, slimy feeling. However, that's how you are suppose to feel and you are suppose to like Blackbern more. Imogene actually is drawn more to Blackbern. Even though Blackbern is a scoundrel you are given the impression that he is better between the two.

I stand with those who liked A Duke But No Gentleman. I had no problem with Blackbern lacking a moral fiber. I did like the guy. *Spoiler* I could have fine without the rape scene, but it was Norgrave's way at attacking Blackbern. Norgrave definitely had no morals, he was ruthless. I did like the interaction between Imogene and Blackbern, they were kind of fun to watch there banter.

Like I said at the beginning this story is not for everyone. I think those who had enjoyed Alexander's previous work will enjoyed this story. It is a little rough at times, but it was still enjoyable. If you don't mind a not quite a hero guy, you might enjoy A Duke But No Gentleman.

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley.

4 1/2 Stars

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cover Reveal: A Covert Affair by Katie Reus

A Covert Affair 
Deadly Ops #5
Katie Reus
(March 1, 2016)

She’s the only woman he ever loved…

Returning to duty after being wounded in action, NSA Agent Nathan Ortiz has returned home to Miami, eager to get back in the game. But he doesn't expect his newest mission to lead him straight to the one woman he loved, lost, and has never gotten over.

A beautiful, successful restauranteur, Amelia Rios enjoys giving back to her community, especially struggling women. A woman she recently hired stops showing up for work, and unfortunately, she isn't the first to go missing.

Soon Amelia finds herself thrust into a shadowy, dark world working side by side with Nathan, the only man she's ever loved. They must confront old feelings as they battle a ruthless enemy who is out to destroy them. The heat simmering between Nathan and Amelia could mean a second chance for them—but first they have to make it out alive.

Praise for the Deadly Ops Novels

“Romantic and suspenseful, a fast-paced sexy book full of high-stakes action.” —Heroes and Heartbreakers

“Reus strikes just the right balance of steamy sexual tension and nail-biting action.” —Publishers Weekly

A Covert Affair pre-order links

About the author:

Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

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What are your thoughts on this cover? Have you read any of the Deadly Ops books? 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PUYB & Lyrical Press Spotlight: Wicked Ride, Waking the Dragon, and Brand of the Pack

Wicked Ride
Rebecca Zanetti
Lyrical Press
Paranormal Romance

“Non-stop action and a hero to die for!” —Alexandra Ivy

If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!
Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.

Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Perfect Bargain by Jessa McAdams (Review)

Last week I was able to read The Perfect Bargain by Jessa McAdams. I personally thought it was cute story about a girl who was trying to escape her meddling friends from fixing her up with more bad dates while she recover from a broken heart. However, they couldn't let it go so they decided to follow her to Scotland. To preempt their strike she was going to have a fake boyfriend and breakup with them before they got there, but change of plans they decided to come early. Now she needs to find a fine specimen to pretend to be her boyfriend, but she's in the small town where the only guy that is even is decent is pub owner. What sane person would want to go along with this harebrained scheme? Basically, we have the bases of our romantic comedy in The Perfect Bargain. Let's meet our girl.

Sloane Chatfield. Oh boy, where do you begin with her. All right Sloane is nursing a broken heart in search of a "Jamie Fraser" of her own. The best place to do this is Scotland. So, she heads off to Scotland regroup and get away from her meddling friends. However, they decided to invite themselves along. You can't tell the meddling type to stay out of your life, because they can't. She finds herself in a pickle trying to find a pretend guy to show her friends she's doing all right. In the small village there is one guy, but he thinks she's like a loon. A pretty loon, but still a loon. Now we meet Galen Buchanan. He's the pub owner, and he's a bit financial strapped so he's willing to play along with Sloane.

In some aspects it's kind of like The Wedding Date where the Debra Messing pays a guy to go with her to the wedding, at least Galen isn't a male prostitute. He kind of is, but doesn't do professionally. Anyway, this story is cute. We have this chemistry between Sloane and Galen, but they kind of want to ignore it or believe it isn't there. Before Sloane's friends arrive they get to know each other, but every time they draw close to one another one person says something making sure the other party remembers it's a paying situation. It's like two steps forward, one step back. I actually love them together, because Galen helps Sloane loosen up. Seriously, the girl was wound up tight.

Overall, the story was cute. It's romantic comedy worthy. The Perfect Bargain has all the elements that make a romantic comedy fun. I look forward to How to Marry Highlander Stories will popup. So, if you are looking something light and fun, why not give The Perfect Bargain a try.

Copy provided by Publisher via NetGalley

4 Stars

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lusting for Covers (76): Fire Me Up by Rachel Johns

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

This Weeks Selection:

Fire Me Up by Rachel Johns
Publisher: LoveSwept (Sept 2015)
Series: The Deacons of Bourbon Street, 2
Genre: Contemporary


Can a scorching affair with a bohemian beauty tame a motorcycle man with a dark side? Rachael Johns takes the wheel in the sexy series co-written with Megan Crane, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.
Travis “Cash” Sinclair values only two things from his days with the Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now Priest Lombard is gone, and Cash has inherited the Deacons’ clubhouse—not to mentions its unexpected tenant. She’s exactly the type of woman he tries to avoid: all incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs?
Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life among the grit and glamour of the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her from her dreams, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Cash is dangerous, with an untamed streak he tries desperately to conceal. He drives Billie wild, sending her too close to the edge for her own good. And she won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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He just looks like a bad boy with soulful eyes. We all love bad boys. So, what do you think of my pick today?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rock Star PR Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: For the Win by Brenna Aubrey

For the Win
Gaming the System, #4
Brenna Aubrey
Releasing: June 16, 2015


Millionaire bad boy Jordan Fawkes has problems. Big problems.
That molten-hot intern he hooked up with at Comic-Con is now his assistant. No one can know they’re the stars of the cosplay sex tape that broke the Internet.

Business school hopeful April Weiss has drama. Big drama.
Working under the CFO of Draco Multimedia should be the opportunity of a lifetime for her, but Jordan Fawkes is the boss from Hell—a sexier-than-sin boss from Hell who holds all the cards for her future career.

And then there’s the small problem of a certain video…

My Thoughts:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Blog Tour Spotlight + Giveaway: Yours All Along by Roni Loren

Yours All Along
Roni Loren
June 16, 2015

Book Blurb:

The new Loving on the Edge romance from the New York Times bestselling author of  Nothing Between Us turns on the heat between two men who wonder how much they’re willing to risk in the name of love.

Four years after an accident tore their friendship apart, Hunter and Devon are living separate lives. Hunter is now the all-America hero—a congressman’s son and a pro pitcher in Houston preparing to marry his beauty-queen girlfriend. Devon is in Dallas running a new restaurant.

But when Hunter unexpectedly shows up in Devon’s bar, Devon can’t turn him away. Damn it if the man isn’t still gorgeous. But engaged? Hell no. All he’s doing for Devon is bringing back memories of their college-roommate days, and the night their relationship went too far. Turns out Hunter has never forgotten it either.

Now Devon can’t help but be drawn in all over again by the only guy who’s ever gotten close enough to break his heart. Maybe one more night together would be enough for both of them to finally move on. Or maybe one night will change everything…

Excerpt from Yours All Along:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Debutversary Blitz + Giveaway: When You Are Mine by Kennedy Ryan


We are pleased to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Kennedy Ryan's debut, WHEN YOU ARE MINE!

Make sure to check out the rafflecopter giveaway!

AND...only if you've read WYAM, click at the very bottom of the post to catch up with where the characters are now! ***Spoilers if you haven't read!!!***

Happy Debutversary!

“Ryan’s debut is rife with sexual tension, while her easy style and likable characters bring this unpredictable love triangle to life.” —Karina Halle, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author of The Pact

“When You Are Mine is exactly what I look for in a romance! Achingly beautiful with palpable, real characters, you cannot help but completely fall in love with. I cannot wait for more!” –A.L. Jackson, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author of Take This Regret and Lost to You

"Holy hot love triangle! When You Are Mine is a beautiful, yet tragic, intense yet gentle story that grabs you immediately and does not release until the very end. I know a lot of readers get turned off by a love-triangle, but rest assured this one just works perfectly." –Brandi, Talk Books To Me

"You know the writing is suburb when you can laugh and cry and get so angry at the characters...My hands were shaking when I started writing this. I screamed at the ending. Going to end with BLOWN AWAY!!!" –Nelle, Nelle's Nightstand



Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Healed By Love by Melissa Foster

Healed By Love
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor # 1 (The Bradens #13)
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing June 11th, 2015
World Literary Press


The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor are the newest addition to the award-winning Braden series and the Love in Bloom family, joining the Snow Sisters, the Bradens, the Remingtons, & Seaside Summers, (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES by Supportive Business Moms, UK).

Fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

My Thoughts:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Zack by Sawyer Bennett

Cold Fury Hockey # 3
By: Sawyer Bennett
Releasing June 9, 2015


New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives.
Warning: The following contains spoilers from a cliffhanger in Garrett.

Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.

Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.

My Thoughts:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lusting for Covers (75): The Earl's Complete Surrender by Sophie Barnes

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.

This Weeks Selection:

The Earl's Complete Surrender by Sophie Barnes
Publisher: Avon (Dec 2015)
Series: Secrets at Thorncliff Manor, 2 
Genre: Historical 


An unexpected passion ignites as secrets are exposed in Sophie Barnes's captivating Regency-set romance...

Despite the diversions offered at Thorncliff Manor, former spy James, the Earl of Woodford, has one purpose in staying there. He must find an encoded book that exposes a conspiracy within the British aristocracy. And he must do so without revealing his purpose to the clever, tempting Chloe Heartly. The lady has a knack for appearing wherever it is least convenient. In the library. In the salon. And, especially, in his arms...

Somewhere within Thorncliff's labyrinth of rooms lies the journal Chloe desperately seeks. When she realizes the brooding, handsome earl is hunting the same quarry, Chloe enters into an uneasy partnership. But in the face of public danger and enemies hiding in plain sight, both must decide how much they're willing to risk to solve the mysteries of the heart.

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It's pretty, case close. Plus, the guy with his shirt partial off is pretty nice too. Overall, I like it all the cover, title, and the blurb is intriguing. So, what do you guys think of my choice?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Review + Excerpt: Revenge Best Served Hot by Jackie Braun

Revenge Best Served Hot
A Men of the Zodiac #6
Jackie Braun
Entangled Indulgence 
June 9, 2015

Sign: Virgo
He's all business...until he's all hers
Brody Flynn waited years to get his revenge on Douglass Shipping for his parents’ accidental deaths. Now the company is fumbling, profits are down, and it's the perfect time for a hostile takeover. Vengeance. But the former CEO's daughter Kate Douglass has other plans...
Kate’s been waiting for her chance to take on a real role at Douglass and prove to her family that she's not the fragile piece of glass they all think she is. There's no way she'll give up without a fight. All she has to do is convince the gorgeous new CEO to hire her...and not fall for him.
But Brody was never supposed to feel attracted to the daughter of his enemy. He was never supposed to want her as hard as he does. And the only thing stronger than his hunger for revenge is his hunger for her...

My Thoughts:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dirty Beautiful Rich (Part 5) by Eva Devon (Review)

We have finally come to the finally of the Dirty Beautiful Rich (Part 5). Yes, we finally find out if Damien pulls his head out of his ass. At the end of Part 4, we see Julie going back in the bar with another guy while she leaves Damien outside. WHAT! Yes, she ditches Damien. So, we are left hanging and that's why I said what I said at the beginning. Which it was ballsy of Julie to do what she did. Don't worry people, she doesn't do anything stupid with Fion. Damn the man is such a good guy. Seriously, Fion is an awesome guy. Don't fret no love triangles popping up, Fion just is a great sounding board for Julie. I would love a story for Fion, but I don't know how you get him a story. Okay moving on.

Julie and Damien have a lot of issues to overcome. I like that Julie has all these people there trying to protect her. She has Stella, Kat, Margaret (Damien's grandmother), and Alanna (Damien's mother). I even surprise to say that Alanna was even championing for Julie, because in the previous stories she came off as a bitch. She's still kind of is, but she's working on it. One of the biggest change is Julie and her growth during the serial. When we first met her she was timid, shy, and blended in, and now she's no longer hiding. Damien had some growth and slowly learned to overcome his grief.

Dirty Beautiful Rich has been a beautiful story of overcoming adversity and trials. I enjoyed that both Julie and Damien were able to look past each other flaws, but I would bet Damien would say that Julie didn't have any flaws. The ending was quick, but tidy. Overall, this is something that should be read all at once. It's sad to see this all end.

Copy provided by author.

Rating 4 1/2 Stars

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blame It On The Kiss by Robin Bielman (Review)

YAY! We have book two of the Kisses in the Sand books. In Blame It On The Kiss we focus on Honor Mitchell and Bryce Bishop. Okay, I love this story. It's one of stories I just couldn't put down. Let share the greatness of this story and hope to not overshare, because I LOVE IT!.

If you read Keeping Mr. Right Now you would remember Honor and Bryce from the previous story. Honor is the one to help Sophie's revamp her image, and Bryce is best friends with Zane also his agent. Now we are getting ready for Zane and Sophie's wedding. However, a lot has happen and here we go.

Bryce and Honor kind of have a past together, sort of. Here's how they are linked together: Payton. Who's Payton you ask? Well, she's the ex-girlfriend to Bryce, and best friend to Honor. Yeah, gets kind of complicated, but she's no longer in the living. Anyway, her memory is haunting these people. Basically, Payton never told Bryce she was extremely sick and just dumped. She kind of left Bryce with a shattered heart. So he decided to make a rule:
Never get too attached and never give a woman power to damage his heart again.
Damn, that sucks for the next girl. Then we have Honor who has been dubbed by her friends as the serial dater. Yeah, these two are going to make a fine pair.  If that wasn't there only problem, it would be Payton.

Payton plays a huge part in this story, because every time Honor and Bryce draw close together they remember Payton. Talk about a major buzz kill. They are both compound by guilt, but more on Honor's side. A lot of Honor's guilt stems from a relationship that had gone wrong in high school. Her ex-boyfriend did a number on her. He was a total jerk for calling her selfish. Anyway.

LOVED Blame It On The Kiss because it was a fantastic read that dealt with overcoming guilt and regret. Plus, there were some fantastic lines like:
Walking with our heads down trying to pull the weight of our mistakes doesn't make them go away. Choice is the only thing that conquers regret. Choosing to learn from our past and waking up with hope on the pillowcase beside us rather than remorse. 
Not only that it had some humorous parts especially, when Midge and her "Street Team" enter the scene. Those ladies crack me up. So, if you want a happy sappy story with a little more steam than a normal Bliss book, you might consider Blame It On The Kiss. This story can be read as standalone if you haven't had a chance to read Keeping Mr. Right Now.

Copy provided by Author via Author's Pal

5 Stars

Author's Pal Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Blame It On The Kiss by Robin Bielman

Blame It On the Kiss
Kisses in the Sand #2
Robin Bielman
Entangled Red-Hot Bliss
June 9, 2015

The one guy she shouldn’t want…

Honor Mitchell has lived with guilt and regret for a long time, so when she promises to do the things on her dying best friend’s wish list, she’s determined to follow through and do something right for a change. But when she’s thrown together for wedding duties with the one man who complicates her vow–just by looking at him–she has to put her faith in Bryce Bishop’s pledge to help her, no strings attached.

Bryce’s near one-night stand with his ex-girlfriend’s best friend a few months ago might have been a mistake, but helping the beautiful, free-spirited Honor with her promise isn’t. His trust in women is shot, but he can’t help but play his best man card to his advantage and help Honor tick off the items on his ex’s list, even if it puts him in a no-win situation. Because his assistance might get Honor what she wants, but suddenly being the do-good guy puts his plans–and heart–in serious jeopardy.

Excerpt Blame It On The Kiss:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Easy Target by Kay Thomas (Review)

I have been finding myself enjoying this series. When we last left off in Personal Target Sassy Smith was kidnapped, and Bryan decided to go after her and save her. In essence this is where we pick up in Easy Target. Oh boy. This was pretty good.

Okay, I never understood why Sassy always got underneath Bryan's skin, but it was finally made clear in Easy Target. I always thought he just didn't like reporters, nope it's a bit more complicated than that. As we know Sassy has been working on clearing her brother's name, and Bryan just wanted to make sure she stayed safe. After all he was best friend to her brother.

Yes! We have a best friend after sister romance. However, Bryan doesn't want to have feeling for Sassy, because of being best friend with her brother. What do we? We run away from out feelings. Yet, he gets himself in the mix of things and feelings run high.

Other than the whole romance thing, we still have a problem that needs to be solve and the danger level is kicked up a bit. Bad guys lurking around every corner. Easy Target is a pretty good read and I was surprise by the ending (meaning the epilogue). I don't know if there is going to be another story. I do hope there is for Sassy's brother. Anyway, this is a fast pace action book book with best friend is in love with sister romance. I know I'm glossing over a lot, but there is a lot that might be given away to the story. I know I have been know to get so excited to give too much away. Pretty darn good story.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss

Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy Book Day to Jenn LeBlanc for The Duke and The Domina (Excerpt + Giveaway)


He’s poor. She’s rich.
He’s a sub. She’s a switch.
It’s not love.
It’s a marriage of Kink-venience.

Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, never expected two things.

The first was to be recalled from India by Queen Victoria where he worked for the quiet purposes of the crown. He must now become the Duke of Warrick after the tragic deaths of his father and brothers. However, tragedy is entirely in the eyes of the beholder, and Grayson doesn’t want the title, or to return to what remains of his family. Grayson wants to remain invisible, an outcast, a man in exile for the way his body and mind behave and the secrets he needs to keep.

The second thing he never expected was to be forced into marriage to a woman from the twenty-first century.

Lulu is no mere woman, however. She’s a switch who works as a professional Dominatrix—at least, she did. When she wakes up in a strange house, a strange world, a strange body, she isn't quite sure what to think and is certain she’s dreaming. She has less than a day to gain her bearings and make a decision that will dictate the rest of her life in this world—whether or not to marry this beautiful stranger.

As Lulu and Grayson attempt to begin a life together, she discovers the true reason why this man is a stranger to his family. She can only hope she can persuade Grayson to accept who she is, and who he was born to be, before he forces her out of his life in order to maintain his well-kept secrets.

Trust doesn’t come easily to either of them, but it’s the only thing they have.

Grayson will have to give in to his need to submit in order to get his wife to open up and allow him to possess her fully in return.

It’s a cautious dance between two people who have never known how to trust, or love.

Excerpt The Duke and The Domina: