Sunday, May 27, 2018

Innocent Target by Katie Reus (Review)

First off, Innocent Target can be read as a standalone, kind of. There are a lot of characters from the previous books that are in play here. However, the story does focus on Hadley & Axel. In previous story, Hadley does move to Redemption Harbor to get know her brother and father, so you might want to read the previous books.

Anyway, since she's reconnecting with her family she  thought that didn't want her, she has become a target. After all, she connect to two powerful men. Basically, someone wants to harm her, but Axel is trying to prevent the situation from happening. At first, Axel was there to make sure nothing happens to Hadley, but once he gets to know her he doesn't know he wants her out of his life once he has completed his mission. His life is pretty shady, and Hadley seems so pure and clean that she might not want Axel once everything is out in the open.

Anyways, I liked Innocent Target. I had a little hard time getting into the story, because you have something happen, and then you would have to wait. A lot of waiting game going on in this story. However, my patience did paid off, and the story does pick up towards the middle when stuff starts to really take off. The key is being patient with this story. Overall, Katie does a pretty good job with this story.

Copy provided by author

4 Stars

Friday, May 25, 2018

Audiobook Review: Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper

When we last saw Finn, he was chasing after Libby Stratton in The Single Undead Moms Club. Seriously, Libby wasn't a good fit for Finn, and I was so glad she picked Wade. Now Finn gets his own story in Where the Wild Things Bite. By the way, Anna Winthrop is a better fit for Finn.

Where do I go with my thoughts on Where the Wild Things Bite? Seriously, I don't where I should go. I mean a lot happens. Finn is trying to get something from Anna, yet he admires and respects her. Anna doesn't put up with Finn's cramp. She basically looks at him wondering if he's for real. However, they need one another otherwise it's not going to end well for either one of them. Boy do they have an adventure, and they both have to lean on one another. I actually like Finn and Anna together. Character wise they both grow in the story. Anna develops more self-confidence while Finn's learns not to be so self-absorbed. Trust me for Finn that is a huge accomplishments.

Anyway, Where the Wild Things Bites was way more entertaining. When you have two people who are definitely not the outdoors kind of people, it definitely gets entertaining. Plus, this adventure is something you don't want to miss. You could probably get away with not reading or listening to the previous books, but you would definitely miss some stuff. Plus, why would you want to do that. Anyway, very fun to listen to, and Amanda Ronconi does an amazing job.

4 1/2 Stars

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hot Asset by Lauren Layne (Review)

I have come to realize I totally enjoy Lauren Layne's book. Seriously, they are fun and entertaining. Yes, Hot Asset has a extremely rich hot guy, who has more money than he needs, but I actually loved Ian Bradley. He does start off as a man about town. He can get any woman he wants. He's a hot asset on Wall Street, but there's a complication when he comes under fire by the SEC for insider trader. His world comes crashing down by a cute SEC investigator, Lara McKenzie.

Lara is trying to work her way into the FBI, after all her parents are agents and she wants to be an agent too. She's waiting for her big break, Ian Bradley might be the key. However, there was a complication she didn't see coming, she's attracted to the "Wall Street dickhead". He's totally wrong person for her, he's just too much for her.

Hot Asset is definitely entertaining when it comes to Lara and Ian. In some aspects they aren't good for one another, I mean Lara is trying to find out if Ian is guilty. Ian is trying to keep himself out trouble, but it's hard when he's attract to the SEC girl. Here is our conflict through most of the book. She's a good SEC investigator, but it's hard to investigate someone who's clean.

Truth be told, I felt bad for Ian, because he was under such scrutiny for no reason. Overall, he's a decent guy. Lara starts to question why her boss wants to get Ian so bad. Hot Asset is a pretty good read, and Lauren does a pretty good job with this story.

Copy provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley

4 1/2 Stars

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Breathe by Carly Phillips (Review)

I really liked Breathe, and I wasn't sure if I was going to like Phoebe Ward. She just seemed a little high strung in the first book, but she has a lot on her plate. However, I really liked her. She's a single mother, and had her child at 16. I honestly didn't see this book as a secret pregnancy/child story, partly because she wanted to find the father. She didn't find him until years later. Yes, Jake Nichols was surprised to find he had a child, but he took on father like champ. Then again he already had a child.

Overall, I really liked Breathe. I thought more as a second chance kind of love story. Jake and Phoebe's second chance is a fairly fast read, and something special. However, it does have complication of an ex-wife. The story could have been a little longer, and Carly could have made the ex a little more scary. She did have some crazy tendency. It was a pretty good read.

Copy provided by author via RockStar PR

Monday, May 14, 2018

Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis

The Good Luck Sister
Wildstone, 1.5
Jill Shalvis
William Morrow Impulse
May 1, 2018

After a difficult few years, Tilly Adams is ready for life to start going right. Though she has a case of first-day nerves teaching art at the local community college, she knows it isn’t anything a few snuggles from her rescue puppy won’t cure. Until she sees Dylan Scott again, her one-time BFF and first love sitting in the front row.

Dylan knows he should’ve left well enough alone, but when he sees Tilly living her dream, he can’t help but make contact. Ten years ago, he left Wildstone and everything in it behind, including Tilly. He had his reasons, but now he wants her back in his life, anyway he can get her. 

When Tilly agrees to design the logo for Dylan’s new helicopter touring company, it’s business only... until she finds herself falling into his arms once again. Can she possibly open her heart back up to the only man who’s ever broken it? But soon they’re both realizing the truth—love always deserves a second chance.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

My Oxford Year
Julia Whelan
William Morrow
May 2018

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she’s envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn’t anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret. 

Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she’s falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she’s always wanted are the same ones she’s now yearning for.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

A Duke Like No Other by Valerie Bowman (Review)

First off, the cover art of A Duke Like No Other is absolutely gorgeous. So, with this gorgeous covers comes an incredible read of a second chance love story. Yes, I'm about to gush on how much I loved A Duke Like No Other.

So, we have General Mark Grimaldi who is up for a major promotion, but there's one catch he needs to prove the he can be a family man and find a wife. However, he already has a wife, but has been estranged for 10 years. Now he needs to convince his wife to come back to England to play the doting wife. Sounds easy.

We have Nicole Huntington Grimaldi who has been living in France these past 10 years minding her own business when her husband walks back to her asking for this huge favor. Well, she has a favor to ask in return.

In A Duke Like No Other we have these two people who are still in love with one another, but are too stubborn to forgive one another. Actually, I blame Mark for most of the problems in this story. Trust me he's stubborn as all one can get. You see the flashbacks on their relationship. Each of them provides a glimpse of what they had, and what led to the fracture in their marriage. So, we get a chance to watch them weave back their lives together and fix the problem, but it seriously takes time them the whole book to fix their stubbornness.

Overall, I loved A Duke Like No Other. It's beautifully written. This book happens to be my favorite in the series. The other one that was my favorite was the first one. I love how the characters are masterfully written to be flawed and stubborn. Each knows how to out stubborn one another. Yet, it's still a beautiful second chance love story.

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5 Stars

Friday, May 4, 2018

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Review: Bro Code by Kendall Ryan

Bro Code 
Kendall Ryan
May 1, 2018

From New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a flirty new standalone about falling for your older brother's best friend.

There’s pretty much only one rule when you’re a guy.

Don’t be a douche.

Turns out, the fastest way to break that rule is to fall for your best friend’s sister.

Ava’s brilliant, sharp-tongued, gorgeous, and five years younger than me.

She’s the sexual equivalent of running with scissors. In a word, she’s dangerous. And completely off-limits.

Falling for her could ruin everything.

Yet I can’t seem to stop, even when her company is threatened by a lawsuit, and my promotion hinges on representing the opposing client—and winning.

I can’t see a way out of this mess that doesn’t end in a broken friendship, a broken heart, or a ruined career.

I may have broken the bro code when I fell for Ava. But do I have the balls to handle what comes next?

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