Thursday, September 21, 2017

REVIEW: Seducing His Student by London Hale


Synopsis:

The last thing a newly hired dean should be doing is one of his students… 

Dirty flirting with the unbelievably hot barista at Bundt & Grind café is not how Elliott Goodridge should be spending his time. Temperance Falls College hired him to counteract a scandal—not burn through his paychecks on overpriced coffee with a side of impure thoughts. 

For the amount of time college student Samantha Monroe spends fantasizing about the new guy in town, she should know more than just his name. But despite putting out all kinds of signs that she's down for, well, putting out, Elliott hasn't made a move. Yet. 

By the time the truth is revealed, it's too late to stop the charge between them. Sparks fly, but so do rumors. For Elliott, a day without his hands on Sam is too long—and two orgasm-free weeks until graduation is flat-out impossible. 

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MY REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

Anyone who knows me or follows my reviews knows I absolutely love student-teacher romances and while Seducing His Student isn't a perfect example of that trope since Elliott is the Dean of Students and not Sam's direct teacher, the situation was close enough and I absolutely loved it!!! Seducing His Student was another A+ sexy novella by the amazing writing duo who make up London Hale. You would think that after releasing eight novellas back to back in the last several months that these ladies would start to falter in their writing, but in their case their stories are just getting better and better and as of right now Elliott and Sam's story is definitely my favorite of the Temperance Falls books. The way that they had everything play out between Elliot and Sam from them not knowing who each other was when they were flirting with one another at the coffee shop to them having a secret affair was so perfectly thrilling that I couldn't get enough. Overall, this book was a flawless steamy romance novella and it has me even more excited than I already was about what these two are going to write about next.

BLOG TOUR: His Hand-Me-Down Countess by Sorcha Mowbray



Synopsis:

His brother's untimely death leaves him with an Earldom and a fiancée. Too bad he wants neither of them...

Theodora Lawton has no need of a husband. As an independent woman, she wants to own property, make investments and be the master of her destiny. Unfortunately, her father signed her life away in a marriage contract to the future Earl of Stonemere. But then the cad upped and died, leaving her fate in the hands of his brother, one of the renowned Lustful Lords.
Achilles Denton, the Earl of Stonemere, is far more prepared to be a soldier than a peer. Deeply scarred by his last tour of duty, he knows he will never be a proper, upstanding pillar of the empire. Balanced on the edge of madness, he finds respite by keeping a tight rein on his life, both in and out of the bedroom. His brother’s death has left him with responsibilities he never wanted and isn’t prepared to handle in the respectable manner expected of a peer.

Further complicating his new life is an unwanted fiancée who comes with his equally unwanted title. Saddled with a hand-me-down countess, he soon discovers the woman is a force unto herself. As he grapples with the burden of his new responsibilities, he discovers someone wants him dead. The question is, can he stay alive long enough to figure out who’s trying to kill him while he tries to tame his headstrong wife? 

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Sorcha Mowbray is a mild mannered office worker by day…okay, so she is actually a mouthy, opinionated, take charge kind of gal who bosses everyone around; but she definitely works in an office. At night she writes romance so hot she sets the sheets on fire! Just ask her slightly singed husband.

She is a longtime lover of historical romance, having grown up reading Johanna Lindsey and Judith McNaught. Then she discovered Thea Devine and Susan Johnson. Holy cow! Heroes and heroines could do THAT? From there, things devolved into trying her hand at writing a little smexy. Needless to say, she liked it and she hopes you do too!

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

I wasn't familiar with this author before picking up this book, but now that I have read this book I'm definitely adding Sorcha Mowbray to my must-read authors list. His Hand-Me-Down Countess was a fantastic historical romance read. Everything about this story worked for me. I loved the characters and the circumstances that the main couple found themselves in were so entertaining and had me incapable of putting this book down. The way that the author had everything play out between Theo and Stone was perfect. But beyond just them, the non-romance related aspects of the book were also interesting to read about. But what I especially loved about this book was that it was so much more steamy than your typical historical romance because sometimes I just crave a really hot romance that is not a contemporary and this one satisfied that craving completely. Overall, I loved this book so much and I can't wait to read about the other Lustful Lords in future books!

Monday, September 18, 2017

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland



Synopsis:

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. 
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways. 
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke. 
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime. 
No questions asked. 
Think about it. 
Or don’t. 
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway. 
--Simon

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list seventeen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million and a half books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in seventeen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

REVIEW: Laid by Brill Harper


Synopsis:

Conner 
I’m in over my head with these kids, but I’m all the family they have left after my sister and her husband were killed. I’m a bricklayer, what do I know about twin baby girls? Nothing. Thank God for the sweet girl-next-door. 
But she’s a blessing and a curse. 
I’ve practically moved the poor girl in to help me care for these babies, but playing house is stirring up all kinds of feelings that should never see the light of day. I know she’s got a crush on me, but what I want to do to her body would crush her innocence forever. 
She’s too sweet, too innocent, and way too young for a perv like me. 

Cassidy 
Mr. Webster is trying so hard to do the right thing and take care of everyone. But who takes care of him? I know under normal circumstances I would hardly even register on his radar, but lately, when he looks at me, I feel like there’s more between us than there should be. Maybe more than he wants. 
He works so hard. Provides for his nieces. Makes sure I’m a happy babysitter. But he’s so tense. So unhappy. 
I want to give him something. 
Something he wants. Something he needs. Something no man has ever had before. 
Me. 

Author's Confession: Writing this series is like eating candy for dinner. I'm like...sorry, not sorry. Conner is the book boyfriend you want in your life. I promise. And if you ever had a crush on the DILF while babysitting, this book is for you. 

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MY REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

Laid was another fun and sexy novella from this author and I absolutely loved it mostly because it included so many of my favorite tropes. Seriously, the whole single dad falling for the young babysitter really worked for me. Like really, really worked for me. On top of that, the story was just really good. The overall plot was a bit far-fetched, but it was more developed than the previous books in this series, so it was particularly satisfying. But the best part of this book was how Conner and Cassidy were together. Their relationship was really crazy hot, but it was also quite sweet and that combination made these two my favorite couple in this series so far! I loved it so much and I absolutely recommend this book!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


Synopsis:

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. 
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways. 
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke. 
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime. 
No questions asked. 
Think about it. 
Or don’t. 
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway. 
--Simon

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list seventeen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million and a half books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in seventeen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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EXCERPT

Every time I considered leaving my room, I would grab the framed picture of Ben and stare at it.  The urge to go to Simon was so strong; I basically hadn’t put down the framed photo of my deceased husband in an hour.  I was lying in my bed, holding a picture of a dead man while fantasizing about one who was very much alive and in the other room.  With the door cracked open waiting for me.  There was one part of Simon’s note that I just kept reading over and over.

I want to make you come. Hard. I want you to get lost in me and I want to hear you say my name over and over while we fuck.

While we fuck.

While we fuck.

I was pretty sure that Ben had never used the word fuck like that before.  Did we even fuck?  We made love, sure.  Our sex life was normal—at least, I think it was normal.  Don’t get me wrong, the passion wasn’t the same as when we first got together.  But after ten years, both of us working full time and raising a child, it was normal to have some of the desire dwindle, wasn’t it?  

While we fuck.

I looked at the picture of my husband and sighed.  We didn’t fuck.  Not even in the beginning.   And I felt guilty for that now.  Maybe we should have been fucking.  I certainly didn’t do anything to entice him to want me the last few years.  Was it my fault our sex life had gotten boring?  I rested the picture of Ben over my heart and laid my hand over it.  I could feel my heart beating out of control beneath my fingers.  

Shutting my eyes, I tried to force thoughts of Simon from my mind.  But it was no use.  Visions of his hard, sculpted body hovering over me had infiltrated my brain.  So, here I was, a thirty-three-year-old, single mother lying in my bed all alone with a picture of my dead husband held to my heart while I visualized fucking another man.

Fucking.

Not making love.

I needed my head examined.  

After two hours and no sleep in sight, I decided the only way I was going to be able to get any rest was if I got everything I was feeling off of my chest.  Flicking on the light, I carefully set the framed photo of my beloved Ben on my nightstand and then opened the drawer and dug out a pen and piece of pretty stationery.  I would write down my thoughts to clear my mind.  I had no intention of actually giving the letter to Simon, so there was no reason to filter anything I said.

Dear Simon…

★★★★

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey



Synopsis:

You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…

Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.

Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?

If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots?  Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Disorderly Conduct, the first book in Tessa Bailey's Academy series was another great contemporary romance by this author which is really no surprise. I couldn't get enough of these characters. I'm not going to lie, Ever and Charlie were a little fucked up with the way they viewed relationships, but it all made for an entertaining romance and made it all the more satisfying when they fell for each other in the end. But as much as I enjoyed all the shenanigans in this book, I feel like the reasons behind why these two viewed relationships in the way they did was kind of weak. And the whole Mistress Manifesto thing was really kind of ridiculous and I was never really able to wrap my head around it. Other than that this book was wonderful. The love story in this book was sweet and sexy and so much fun and all in all this book was a win for me and I really recommend it!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

REVIEW: Wrecked by Brill Harper


Synopsis:

I knew the moment I saw her bent over the hood of her car on the side of the road that Layna was trouble. 

It looked like the opening scene from a porno—a shapely blonde in a short skirt waiting for me to tow her sports car out of a ditch and dirty up that sweet, pure body with my filthy mechanic hands. I could hear the bow-chicka-bow-wow soundtrack in my head. 

Then she opened her sassy mouth and everything about my reclusive, sensible, quiet life changed because Layna is not reclusive, sensible, or quiet. 

Unfortunately, she’s also mine. 

We both knew it right away, whether we wanted it or not. But she’s got her demons, and I’ve got my work cut out for me. 

She thinks I’m big, surly, and overprotective. She has no idea. Whatever she’s running from, I’m going to fix. Whatever she needs, I’m going to give her. And the sooner she figures out what she needs is me, the better off we’ll both be. 

Author’s confession: Like all my Blue Collar Bad Boys, this hero is outrageous, excessive, overblown (heh), and overdone. Just the way we like them. He’s dirty; she’s sweet. He’s from the wrong side of the tracks. She’s a poor little rich girl. It’s trope heaven up in here. Also, not to spoil anything but there might be neckties and bedposts happening. What would you do if the dude on this cover was bound and determined to let you do whatever you wanted to his body?

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MY REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

Wrecked, the fourth Blue Collar Bad Boys book, was another quick, hot, and dirty book by Brill Harper. It was everything I've come to expect from these over the top and outrageous books and I loved it! Rogan and Layna's story was so much fun to read. I loved that these two were secluded in his small home for the majority of the story. The close quarters added to how hot I found their relationship. The part of the plot focused on Layna trying to get away from her abusive stepfather was okay, but this was the first time I kind of wanted to know more about something not surrounding the intense and sexy relationships between the main characters in these books. But other than that I absolutely loved this book. As I stated at the beginning of my review Wrecked was a fun, quick, hot, and dirty book. I loved it!!! And like with the other Blue Collar Bad Boys books I highly recommend this book.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

REVIEW: Reunion by London Hale


Synopsis:

We're heading back to Temperance Falls for a second chance at love...

She’s ready to move on 
High school reunions are supposed to be fun. Unfortunately, mine starts with a storm that traps me in a house with my newly ex-boyfriend...and his hot-as-sin stepbrother. Luke kept in touch with me over the years, but not like this. Not with his hands, his fingers...his mouth. If my ex finds out, it’s more than just a friendship on the line. I could destroy a family. 

He’s done holding back
Hannah’s been off-limits for twelve long years, ever since my stepbrother swooped in and claimed her before I could. As if coveting from afar isn’t bad enough, now I have to suffer through our ten-year reunion watching them together. But things aren’t as perfect in paradise as it would seem. One overheard conversation between them, and I’m ready to throw caution to the wind. If my stepbrother can’t make her scream, I’m more than happy to get the job done.

London Hale's books can be read in any order or as standalones. Looking for something quick, filthy, and taboo with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating? The couples of Temperance Falls deliver. 

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

So far, Reunion is definitely my favorite of the books set in the Temperance Fall world. This book was just so satisfying. The whole situation with Luke wanting Hannah for over a decade and finally getting the chance to show her that he is the man she belongs with really was perfect. And of course everything that happened between Luke and Hannah was off the charts hot as well as really sweet given their history as friends. I absolutely could not get enough of this book to the point that I couldn't help but read it twice. This book was just that good. I'm telling y'all Reunion was a flawless erotic novella and has once again proven that the duo that makes up London Hale can do no wrong with these stories. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

REVIEW: When the Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington


Synopsis:

Annabelle Green needs a husband-and quickly. To inherit the only home she's ever known, she must be married by her twenty-fifth birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just who to turn to . . . 

Quinn can hardly believe that the shy bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking . . . and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He'll help Belle find a husband and be on his way. But if he can't control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames-of wicked desire.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

I read an ARC of this book back in June but I loved it so much that I still haven't been able to get it out of my mind. When the author first introduced the brothers in How I Married a Marquess I knew that Quinton was going to end up being my favorite of the Carlisle brothers and I wasn't wrong. His character was absolutely fantastic. He was everything I love in a hero of a historical romance novel and more. Pairing him with Annabelle was perfect. There was a lot of back and forth between these two making for a an entertaining read especially given Quinn's role in Belle's past misfortunes. But moving on from that I really loved the way that these two's relationship developed throughout the book from Belle's desperation to get married to Quinn's decision to help her to the meddling of others. Everything combined with their sweet interactions made for a swoon-worthy romance that I couldn't enough of. Overall, this novel was another perfect romance by the amazing Anna Harrington and I can't wait for the next book from the author! 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Ruthless King by Meghan March



About the Book:

Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.



New Orleans belongs to me. 

You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. 

My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. 

I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. 
To have her in my debt. 

She doesn’t know she caught my attention. 

She should’ve been more careful. 

I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. 

It’s time to collect what I’m owed. 

Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.



*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*

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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson

Today I have the pleasure of sharing with all of you the cover of A.L. Jackson's upcoming book, Show Me the Way!!!


And for people who still like to purchase paperback copies like me here is the full cover wrap!


About the Book:

The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.

Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .





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About the Author:

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

I'm going on a blogging hiatus...

So I have been feeling crazy overwhelmed lately. If you follow me on social media, you probably would have read that I recently moved from New York to Pennsylvania and between that move and all the extra hours I have been putting in at my day job there are just not enough hours in a day, which means that I have found myself in a blogging slump. It's gotten so bad that I was starting to not enjoy running this blog and was seriously considering abandoning it. But after giving it a lot of thought, I've decided that I don't really want to abandon this platform because I really do love talking about books and sharing my reviews, but for my own sanity I have decided that I will be taking a two week hiatus from blogging starting immediately and ending August 13th. I will be spending those much needed two weeks to regroup and and get back into the right mindset where I actually enjoy blogging again. In the meantime if you want to keep up with me I will still be popping by on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads to talk about books every once in a while, so don't hesitate to come say hi. Other than that, I'll be back and ready to go on Monday, August 14th with my review of Irresistible You by Kate Meader!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

REVIEW: Need You Now by Nicole Helm


Synopsis:

He’s mountain-tough. She’s city-smart. The sparks are about to fly…

Only the most resilient of souls could breathe new life into an all-but-forgotten town nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains—but what they get in return might be worth the heartache it takes to make it happen…

Gracely, Colorado, was once a booming mining town. No one knows that better than Brandon Evans. His father’s company kept the town thriving for years—until Brandon threatened to expose his illegal practices and drove him away. Everyone blames Brandon and his brother for turning Gracely into a ghost town—but the tenacious residents cling to a long-held legend about the land’s healing powers. And Brandon has a plan to spin that legend into reality…

Lilly Preston took a leap of faith and moved to Gracely a year ago to save her nephew from an abusive situation. She would do anything for him, even sacrifice her glamorous job. Reluctantly, the former PR hot shot takes a job at the ruggedly handsome Evans brothers’ Mile High Adventures, a company offering restorative Rocky Mountain vacations.

Brandon thinks PR is pointless, and Lilly knows less than nothing about the outdoors. Which is exactly why they need each other—in ways neither ever imagined…

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Need You Now, the first Mile High Romance by Nicole Helm was such a good romance. It wasn't my favorite book by Nicole given that that spot is still taken by True-Blue Cowboy Christmas, but it's definitely my second favorite. I wholeheartedly enjoyed reading about Brandon and Lilly. Lilly was a good heroine. I loved how determined and loyal she was. As for Brandon, he was bit grouchy, but he was still likable.All in all he was good man, trying to fix his father's mistakes, which was quite honorable. The romance developed a lot slower than I usually like in the romances that I read, but the author developed it so wonderfully that I really worked and I found myself really loving these two together. All in all this book was a good series starter and I recommend it.

REVIEW: Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland


Synopsis:

He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska.

A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive.

When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.

My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

I wanted him, but Chance wouldn’t make a move. I thought he wanted me too, but something was holding him back.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we’d be going our separate ways.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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MY REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

Cocky Bastard was one of those books that everyone had raved about and had been on my radar for a while now, but I never had the chance to read for one reason or another, so when I was offered a free copy of this book through an author's newsletter I finally decided to give this book a shot and see what everyone was talking and OH. MY. GOD!!!

First off, I got to say the ridiculous title and cute and sexy sounding blurb did not prepare me for what I was about to read. Seriously, I ended up texting my friend who had read this book already to vent because I felt like I had been sucker punched in the chest with all the feels that these two authors had me feeling from all the things that where happening in this book!

Also, the romance in this book was fantastic! Everything from how these two met to their road trip to their reunion was absolutely perfect! Like I already stated, the love story made me feel so many feelings because some of the things that happened were intense, but this story was also really sweet and humorous and basically all the things I was expecting this book to be when I decided to read it.

Overall, this book was a flawless romance novel. I loved it so much and I'm so happy that I finally got around to reading it because it definitely ended up being one of top favorite romances I've read this year and I would even go as far as saying it is one of my top reads of all time! Needless to say, I really recommend this book!

REVIEW: Big Rock by Lauren Blakely


Synopsis:

It’s not just the motion of the ocean, ladies. It’s definitely the SIZE of the boat too.

And I’ve got both firing on all cylinders. In fact, I have ALL the right assets. Looks, brains, my own money, and a big cock.

You might think I’m an asshole. I sound like one, don’t I? I’m hot as sin, rich as heaven, smart as hell and hung like a horse.

Guess what? You haven’t heard my story before. Sure, I might be a playboy, like the NY gossip rags call me. But I’m the playboy who’s actually a great guy. Which makes me one of a kind.

The only trouble is, my dad needs me to cool it for a bit. With conservative investors in town wanting to buy his flagship Fifth Avenue jewelry store, he needs me not only to zip it up, but to look the part of the committed guy. Fine. I can do this for Dad. After all, I’ve got him to thank for the family jewels. So I ask my best friend and business partner to be my fiancée for the next week. Charlotte’s up for it. She has her own reasons for saying yes to wearing this big rock.

And pretty soon all this playing pretend in public leads to no pretending whatsoever in the bedroom, because she just can’t fake the kind of toe-curling, window-shattering orgasmic cries she makes as I take her to new heights between the sheets.

But I can’t seem to fake that I might be feeling something real for her.

What the fuck have I gotten myself into with this…big rock?

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MY REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

Big Rock was one of those books people kept telling me I needed to read and now that I have finally read it I can say that those people were absolutely right in telling me to read this book because it was absolutely amazing! This books was all types of hilarious and sweet and of course lets not forget absolutely steamy. And if those three things weren't enough, this book also featured one of my all-time favorite romance novel tropes, the fake relationship and it was by far the best fake relationship romance I have read. The story that the author crafted focused on Spencer and Charlotte was everything! I loved that before everything that they were best friends. That fact made the romance that developed between them as result of Spencer's little lie so much more sweeter. The fact that they were friends also made it really easy to root for these two as a couple because based on their friendship and everything that happens between them in this book it was impossible to not to. These two are absolutely adorable together and while through the entire book they are just pretending to be together nothing between them ever seems fake. Their relationship always felt very much real and I couldn't help but become extremely invested in their love story. Overall, this book was an exemplary romance novel and I can't recommend it enough! 

REVIEW: Sinful Distraction by London Hale


Synopsis:

She’s the one thing he won’t give up on
The calls started a year ago. I needed an easy release, and he was there, for a price. One call turned into two, and before I knew it, I was falling for the voice on the other end of the line. When he shows up and introduces himself as the newest firefighter on the island, I’m terrified...at first. As the mayor, the last thing I need is a scandal. But Riley won’t take no for an answer, and I’m finding it hard to refuse him.

He’s a distraction she can’t afford
Kate, the mayor of Temperance Falls, has a naughty little secret. Except I’m not so little and a hell of a lot more than just naughty. A year of weekly phone calls with our identities disguised has left me craving more. Being together could ruin everything she’s worked for, but there’s no turning back. Now that we’ve actually met, now that I’ve had a taste, nothing will stand in my way of making her mine.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

I love, love, loved this book! It was absolutely amazing and as of right now my top favorite of all the London Hale books I have read to date! Riley and Kate's story was everything I was expecting it to be and more. Usually I'm not the biggest fan of the woman being other than the man. It just doesn't work for me, but in this case it really worked for me. Also phone sex is not something that I usually find all that sexy, but this book made me love it. It made this book especially entertaining and romance extra exciting and satisfying. Phone sex aside, I just really loved the way that Riley and Kate were together. There romance was sexy and sweet. Everything I have come to expect from a London Hale couple and so much more. And to top it all off the ending off this book was extra wonderful and totally was the icing on the cake. Overall, as I stated at the beginning of my review I love, love, loved this book and I really recommend it!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

RELEASE WEEK BLITZ: Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes



Synopsis:

As a captain in the army, Colin MacHugh led men, fixed what was broken, and fought hard. Now that he's a titled gentleman, he's still fighting—this time to keep his bachelorhood safe from all the marriage-minded debutantes. Then he meets the intriguing Miss Anwen Windham, whose demure nature masks a bonfire waiting to roar to life. When she asks for his help to raise money for the local orphanage, he's happy to oblige.

Anwen is amazed at how quickly Lord Colin takes in hand a pack of rambunctious orphan boys. Amazed at how he actually listens to her ideas. Amazed at the thrill she gets from the rumble of his Scottish burr and the heat of his touch. But not everyone enjoys the success of an upstart. And Colin has enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin him and anybody he holds dear.

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RELEASE BLAST: Can't Stop Lovin' You by Lynnette Austin



Synopsis:

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Maggie Sullivan can't wait to get out of Texas. Luckily, she just got the break she needed to make her big-city dreams a reality. But then Brawley Odell swaggers back into Maverick Junction, looking hotter than ever in his dusty cowboy boots and well-worn jeans. He's the guy she still dreams of at night. The guy who broke her heart when he left her behind.

Fed up with city life, Brawley jumps at the chance to return home and take over the local vet's practice—and get back to the smart, sassy woman he's never been able forget. He couldn't be prouder of Maggie's new wedding-dress business . . . until he realizes it may mean losing her all over again. Determined to win her back, Brawley must find a way to convince Maggie that their one true home is with each other.

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Lynnette Austin, a recovering middle school teacher, loves long rides with the top down and the music cranked up, the Gulf of Mexico when a storm is brewing, chocolate frozen custard, anything by Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and Thomas Rhett, and sitting in her local coffee shop reading and enjoying an iced coffee. She and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida's beaches and Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Having grown up in a small town, that's where her heart takes her—to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse. Writing for Grand Central and Sourcebooks, she’s published twelve novels and is at work on a new series.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

The third book in Lynnette Austin's Maverick Junction was another wonderful romance. The story was a second chance romance which is one of my favorite tropes, so it is no surprise that I really enjoyed this book. When it came to this romance, I loved everything about it. I especially loved the way that the author set everything up within the series. Saving Brawley and Maggie's story for last meant that there was a lot of built up to this story, so by the time I started reading this book I was dying to find out the truth of what went down between Brawley and Maggie when they were teens and dying to see how they were going to get past their past and move and get their own HEA like Cash and Annie and Ty and Sophie. And I got to say that Lynnette Austin did not disappoint with Brawley and Maggie's story. The reason why they broke up when they were teens and more specifically the reason that Maggie was so angry at Brawley was heartbreaking and as heartbreaking as it was it really worked for me. But what worked for me most in this story is the way that Brawley and Maggie's relationship developed in the present. Given their painful history, it was gonna take a lot of groveling on Brawley's part to get Maggie to forgive him and for them to move on and I liked the way the author made Brawley go about it. To me it really proved that he really did love Maggie and made the overall romance very satisfying. Overall, this was a great contemporary romance and I really recommend it.

Monday, July 24, 2017

JULY HISTORICAL RELEASE BLAST


Synopsis: 

Vivienne La Fleur is one of London’s most sought after opera dancers and one of England’s best weapons: the spy known as the Flower. When a French agent pressures her to change allegiance by abducting her sister, Vivienne is forced to seek the help of the only man in London who doesn’t want her, Maximillian Westwood.

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Synopsis:

Lady Mariel is an archeress of unrivaled skill, as is Robert, the Earl of Huntington. With a tongue as sharp as her arrows, Mariel wants nothing to do with the gallant earl. Robert is intrigued by his Scottish wilding but they are no match made in heaven.

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Synopsis:

Lord Henry Radcliffe can only exorcise the demons of his past through physicality. Intent on scandalizing London, Princess Irina Volkonsky is a hellion and every gentleman’s deepest desire. She knows better than to provoke the earl, but will stop at nothing to win the heart of the only man she’s ever loved.

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Synopsis:

Nicholas would give up his family and his fortune if Amelia would ever see him as more than a childhood friend. He’ll go along with her scheme, even if it means ruining both, because he’s got a plan that will change her mind.

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