Saturday, June 30, 2018

Author's Pal Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Tempted by the Viscount by Sofie Darling

Tempted by the Viscount
Shadows and Silk, 2
Sofie Darling
June 27, 2018

London, April 1825

Lord Jakob Radclyffe left his past behind in the Far East. Or so he thinks until a ruthless thief surfaces in London, threatening to ruin his daughter’s reputation. With the clock ticking, Jake needs the scandalous Lady Olivia Montfort’s connections in the art world to protect his daughter’s future.

Olivia, too, has a past she’d like to escape. By purchasing her very own Mayfair townhouse, she’ll be able to start a new life independent from all men. There’s one problem: she needs a powerful man’s name to do so. The Viscount St. Alban is the perfect name.

A bargain is struck.

What Olivia doesn’t anticipate is the temptation of the viscount. The undeniable spark of awareness that races between them undermines her vow to leave love behind. Soon, she has no choice but to rid her system of Jake by surrendering to her craving for a single scorching encounter.

But is once enough? Sometimes once only stokes the flame of desire higher and hotter. And sometimes once is all the heart needs to risk all and follow a mad passion wherever it may lead.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon (Review)

Talk about a fun read. Oh my goodness, I totally had fun reading Rumor Has It. So, we have two people who are probably the least likely to be together trying to fake a relationship. First off, we have Catarina Everhart. She's career driving and wants to be the best journalist she can be, and here she gets stuck with Barrett Fox who she sees as a joke. Basically, they have to fake a relationship, and it's to help Barrett get back to what he loved. Barrett says such outlandish things to Catarina that completely fluster her.

We have fun loving Barrett who got himself in a bit of a pickle, and he's finally picking himself back up. He has to work with the super serious Catarina. This makes great news. As they get to know one another they are to realize that maybe they would make a pretty good couple.

The banter between these to is absolutely fun, and totally make it worth a read. I love how this story was written. It starts off with Barrett going to his ex-girlfriend to tell her how he screwed and how he can fix the situation with Catarina. The main story is Catarina and Barrett came together and fell apart. It was a story I couldn't put down. Yes, there were a little surprises here and there. Yes, it's part of a series, and it can be read as a stand-alone. So, if you are need a little fun, and craziness, Rumor Has It would be a good pick.

Copy provided by LoveSwept via NetGalley

5 Stars

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stripped by Tara Wyatt (Review)

So, I had a chance to finished Stripped by Tara Wyatt. It had a Magic Mike kind of vibe, but with a better plot line. We aren't even going to my thoughts on Magic Mike, but I did liked Stripped. Plus, I'm looking forward to other books in the series.

In The Blue Heat series we basically have these top notch detectives that go undercover to get the bad guys. Makes me think of Law and Order: SVU or Criminal Intent, anyway. However, one of there guys died and the team is dealing with the aftermath. However, they are going to get the bad guy. Which leads us to Sawyer Matthews who wants to get out of his headspace for a night and ends up hooking up with Brooke Simmons who has bad luck with men. Only later to find out that Sawyer is her new partner. To say they had a rough working relationship at first would be an understatement. Yet, they eventually find there groove at work and off the clock.

Like I said we have Sawyer and Brooke, and they are super hot when they finally get together. Seriously, some of the that sexual tension is pretty intense. That alone would make you need a cold shower. At the beginning of the story Sawyer is pretty intense and a dick. Some of the things he does in the story makes you want to slap him. Fortunately, he does get his head out of his ass. Brooke is pretty much kickass kind of girl. She works hard to get where she is today. I admire her for most of the story. It wasn't until the end I wanted to smack the girl, for being a girl. I get why she was so pissed, but I still wanted to smack her.

Basically, Stripped was a much better read than watching Magic Mike. Seriously, the plot is SOOOO much better. If you liked watching Magic Mike then you might enjoyed Stripped, because it had a better plot. Plus, who doesn't love a good cop romance with one of the detectives who goes into an assignment as a stripper. Plus, it's a hot read, if you are looking for a little steam. The beginning is a little slow, but story does progress. Like I said I'm looking forward to more in the series. The next one goes undercover at a school. Fun times there.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss

4 Stars

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting (Review)

I Flipping Love You was definitely a fun read. We have Pierce Whitfield who basically stops in Rian Sutter in the middle of a grocery story isle mistaking her for her twin sister Marley. Rian is thinking what the heck. So, begins an interesting courtship.

We have Pierce trying to get a chance to go out with Rian and will practically do anything to get that chance. While Rian is pretty leery about Pierce. He's wealthy, good-looking guy, and also she has a secret past. Those secret past. Anyway, these two have more things in common than just attraction, they have a thing for flipping homes.

Helena Hunting is such a fun author read. She tends to bring to life fun characters, with fun drama. Some of the things her characters say are hilarious. So, if you are looking for something fun and light to read, you might want to trying I Flipping Love You. This book is tied to a series, but you can start with any book and will be okay. In this series they focus on the couple in the story.

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley

4 1/2 Stars

Monday, June 4, 2018

Too Wilde to Wed by Eloisa James (Review)

I had a lot of fun reading Too Wilde to Wed. Seriously, a lot of fun. So, we have Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde, better known as North as his friends. Who was after his perfect future duchess, and thought he found her in Miss Diana Belgrave. However, she disappears from his life one night. He goes on a hunt for her, but later finds she has a child. He left to pursue a military career without even asking any question just assuming the worst.

Diana is the most beautiful and sought after debutant, but she makes an error in judgement, and doesn't tell North what she was doing. Actually she didn't think he would understand, so she thought it would be better for her to let him think the worst of her.

Two wrongs don't make a right, and communication is the key. So, everyone assumes the worst of North when he comes back to England. However, his family knows the actual true. Now that he has come back he finds Diana absolutely delightful even if she makes a terrible governess. Diana is even willing to sacrifice her happiness in order for North to find true happiness. What would make North truly happy is having Diana as his future Duchess.

Again, I had a lot a fun with North and Diana. Diana tries so hard to keep North at arms-length, after all it's not proper for him to go after a governess. North sees that Diana is the perfect girl for him. I couldn't put this story down, and I can't wait to see wait next in these Wilde books.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss

5 Stars