Wednesday, August 15, 2018

ARCs and Other Reviews

It's that time again.... We have one ARC review (yay Sawyer Bennett) and a TBR review - ENJOY!


Bishop (Arizona Vengeance, #1)Bishop by Sawyer Bennett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a friend

Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley

If you have enjoyed Ms Bennett’s Cold Fury hockey series, then this series will be right up your alley.
Well written and entertaining, I was pulled into Bishop’s story right from the beginning and could see the good guy underneath the playboy.
All of the characters were interesting and engaging and I appreciated the fact that Bishop was given multiple chances to screw up. You’ll have to read the book to find out if he passed those tests or not!
One of the things I really liked about this book is the fact that Ms Bennett was able to tell us Bishop and Brooke’s story while also building the world that will be the Vengeance series. Both things were done very well, and the quality of the story stood out because of it.
These are two characters that I liked and enjoyed seeing their somewhat unlikely connection. I am looking forward to getting to know the guys on the team a little bit better.

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 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

4.5 Stars - One of the Best

This is a book I picked up on sale a while ago based strictly on the recommendation of J A DeRouen, an author’s whose work I enjoy.
It’s fun to sometimes go into a book blind and this is a read that definitely rewarded the effort.
Well written and intriguing, the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo tells a tale that was as unexpected as it was raw. I was captivated hearing Evelyn’s story from her point of view. There were times when her truth was uncomfortable, but it was hard not to feel for her at the same time.
Monique is a secondary character and facilities Evelyn’s story, but has a unique tale of her own.
Both women and the web of characters around them were worth getting to know. Several hard topics were addressed - including what Love really means.
This author is new to me, but I will be seeking out more of her work in the future.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Last Letter ~ Rebecca Yarros ~ Cover reveal

 

The right words can save your life.

For fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult... A soldier falls in love with his battle buddy’s sister through their letters and returns home from Afghanistan with a secret that could destroy their fragile relationship. Don’t miss THE LAST LETTER by Rebecca Yarros, pre-order your copy today!

 
About THE LAST LETTER (Coming 2/26/2019):

Beckett,

If you’re reading this, well, you know the “last-letter” drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there were any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: Get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.

Ryan

 

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About Rebecca Yarros: Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee and chocolate. She is the author of the award-winning Flight & Glory series and The Renegades. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to her Apache pilot for seventeen years. When she's not writing, she's tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with her husband, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and their menagerie of pets. Having adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, Rebecca is a passionate advocate for children through her non-profit, One October.    

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Outrageous by Marie Force ~ New Release and Review


Today we are celebrating the release for OUTRAGEOUS, an erotic romance title that is part of the Quantum series by Marie Force. Check out the buy links and some teasers for the book below.

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OUTRAGEOUS by Marie Force

The 7th erotic romance title in the Quantum Series.

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Book Blurb:

  She drives him crazy… In more ways than one. Every time Leah Holt encounters Quantum Production’s chief counsel, Emmett Burke, the only thing she can think of is how much she wants to lick him. Everywhere. She’s never had that kind of reaction to a man, and the fact that he’s a much-older colleague makes her out-of-control attraction to him far more complicated than it should be. Every day, she brings a new legal question to Emmett, hoping to catch his attention and make him see her as a grown woman who wants him desperately. She walks a fine line in trying to remain professional as the assistant to superstar Marlowe Sloane while lusting after Marlowe’s sexy attorney. To Emmett, Leah is a fly buzzing around his head who can’t be swatted away. She’s always there, looking at him, asking him legal questions that have nothing to do with his specialty in entertainment law and generally driving him mad with her overt sexiness and sassy mouth. He wants to toss her over his desk and run the sass right out of her, which is hardly the way a professional who loves his job should behave in the office—especially with a young, fresh, sexy colleague. As the author of the company’s policy on inter-office dating, he’s painfully aware of all the reasons he should stay far, far away from her and the tantalizing temptation she represents. Then Leah gets her chance to step up for Emmett, to help him through an unfortunate “accident” and to show him she’s much more than just a smart mouth and a sexy body. When she realizes she has genuine feelings for him—and that those feelings are returned—she wonders if he will take a chance on her or continue to hold her at arm’s length. Slowly but surely, she chips away at his resistance, and he begins to crave more of her. But Emmett knows if he’s going to let her in, he has to let her all the way in. What will she think when he introduces her to his BDSM lifestyle? Will she still want him the way she does now or will she run away in horror? And what will he do if she runs away? When Leah confronts a dangerous threat from her past, Emmett is forced to acknowledge that his “annoying little fly” has worked her way firmly into his heart—and his bed. Also, join the entire Quantum team at the company’s vineyard in Napa for Hayden and Addie’s wedding! Contains the full TAME edition in the back for those who want all the romance with a less scorching heat level!

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Elizabeth's Review


My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend


Review Copy Provided by Author


This was a fun read about two secondary characters in the Quantum universe.
Leah and Emmett end up being a much different couple than I expected from the way the book started and I enjoyed the lighter take this story provided. Both characters still come with some baggage - it’s kind of a given with this group- but it doesn’t seem to be the soul ripping variety we’ve seen with other couples. There was a lot of humor in this book and it made the emotional evolution of both characters as pleasure to watch.
Outrageous can be read as a stand alone, but I think it would lose a lot of the punch without the backstory the previous books provide; especially as there are multiple references to events featured in past books. As much as this is Leah and Emmett’s story, it’s a catch up with other characters - and that’s probably my one complaint - there are a couple of places where Ms Force switches to the POV of supporting characters. The deviation from Leah/Emmett telling the story was a bit jarring and did pull me from the story a bit.
This is a series that has been very entertaining- I am hoping to see a book for Marlowe soon!

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The Quantum Series, written as M.S. Force, marks Marie’s first foray into erotic romance. In this series, she writes about celebrities working and playing in New York, Los Angeles and other locations around the world while pursing their passion for dominant sexual relationships. Join the principals of the Quantum production company as each of them meets their match in life and love!

Book 1: Virtous (Flynn & Natalie)
Book 2: Valorous (Flynn & Natalie)
Book 3: Victorious (Flynn & Natalie)
Book 4: Rapturous (Hayden & Addie)
Book 5: Ravenous (Jasper & Ellie)
Book 6: Delirious (Kristian & Aileen)
Book 7: Outrageous (Emmett & Leah)

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About the Author
Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.
All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @marieforce and on Instagram. Join one of Marie's many reader groups. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.
 

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Monday, August 13, 2018

New Release and Review Round Up

Good Luck with ThatGood Luck with That by Kristan Higgins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars - One of the Absolute Best

Review Copy Provided by Publisher Via Net Galley

I don’t care who you are, you need to read this book.
Georgia, Marley, and Emerson may be fictional characters, but they have a lot to teach us.
The focus here may be primarily weight and body image issues, but the over arching messages of acceptance and self love are important for everyone to hear.
Personally, I related most to Marley. I could see little bits of myself in her and cheered for her when she fully embraced her own value and started putting herself first.
I could also see myself a little bit in Georgia and was incredibly proud of the way she embraced her emotional evolution.
Ms Higgins took these two characters and the shake up of losing their friend to craft a powerful narrative about how to stop treading water and truly start living.
Incredibly well written,Good Luck With That is an emotional book  that made me cry a couple of times. Emerson’s journals showed a heartbreaking view of her life while Marley and Georgia dealt with their own issues.
Ms Higgins is an author whose work I pick up expecting to enjoy it. This fits the style I anticipate from her and takes it up a notch in terms of emotional impact.

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Down with Love (Laws of Attraction, #1)Down with Love by Kate Meader

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy Provided By Publisher via Net Galley

3.5 Stars for a cute, fun “not quiet enemies” to lovers story.
I liked Max and Charlie and truly enjoyed getting to know the characters behind the facades they initially portrayed. It was fun to watch them butt heads and eventually figure out what they needed.
Well written and entertaining this is a good start to a new series from the reliable Ms Meader. The cast, both primary and secondary, is well rounded and funny. I am looking forward to seeing more of them in future books.
One thing that I was very impressed by was Ms Meader’s ability to world build and introduce us to future players without taking away from Max and Charlie. Definitely a fun read!

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Taming Him (Bishop Brothers, #1)Taming Him by Kennedy Fox

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy Provided by Author

This is a book I struggled to rate. There are parts I really enjoyed and things that I found to be nails on a chalk board irritating. By the time I finished Taming Him, I decided that some of the irritating things fall under personal bias and preference, so I gave more weight to the things I liked.

The good:
The story itself.... good intro of the characters individually, great meet cute, entertaining interactions. I enjoyed the two pieces of the puzzle coming together and I appreciated the fact that the conflict of the story was more external than the characters creating drama for the sake of drama.

River and Alex.... I liked his emotional growth and his all in attitude. I appreciated that she was willing to reach out when the situation called for it.

The less good....
This is where personal bias and preference comes in....
I honestly didn’t like the characterization of the Bishop boys and the small town they live near. I felt like is was over the top and shoved every potential stereotype of what Texans are into one person/family. This seemed to be toned down as the story went on, so it moved from a story killer to annoying.

Overall, I enjoyed Taming Him and rooted for Alex and River to find their happy ending. I enjoyed meeting the other Bishop Brothers and am looking forward to their stories.

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Crazy Sexy LoveCrazy Sexy Love by Alison G. Bailey

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy won in a contest

This was a cute not-exactly- enemies to lovers read.
Doug and Sophie have been each other's orbit for years when fate/life put them in close proximity.
I liked both Sophie and Doug, along with their friends, and enjoyed seeing their interactions. Not only are they interesting on their own, they are really fun together.
This was my first read by Ms. Bailey, so I went in with very few expectations and was pleased with what I found. The only thing that kept this from being a full 4 star read was that the ending seemed rushed.
I definitely enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by Ms. Bailey.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Forever Love -~J Lum ~ Blog Tour


Today we have J. Lum stopping by with the blog tour for FOREVER LOVE! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Forever Love

Author: J Lum

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Forever Love:

To appreciate the sun, you have to withstand the storm. Free-spirited, poetic Casey Loughlin has had her fair share of rain, and she always manages to see the silver lining. During her teenage years, when she met Toby Cardona, she learned everything she ever needed to learn about love and loss—all in one year. When Toby lost Casey, everything changed for him. The once caring and endearing boy, with dreams and hopes of his own, became the cold, broken, money-hungry man he swore he'd never be. Now, with Casey back in his life, it's up to her to show Toby that the second time around, love can still hurt, but it's worth every painful prick. Will Toby weather the storm, and embrace a second chance, with the woman he’s always loved?  

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About J Lum:

J. Lum resides in the Northern Virginia area. While she calls Virginia home, she is constantly on the go. She’s got a constant case of #Wanderlust; most of the time, you can find her traveling around the world to see her book besties, or checking off her bucket list places. Her second home away from home is Hawaii, where her family is from. The love for the ocean runs through her veins. She also has a love of pugs, unicorns, and anything chocolate. She and coffee have been having a love affair for many years. And, if you don’t find her wandering around the world, she’s more than likely hanging with her pug, Lani.  

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Not Until You by Corinne Michaels ~ Cover Reveal

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Not Until You by Corinne Michaels 
Publication Date: September 24th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photography: Perrywinkle Photography 
Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
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I have two rules in life: 1. No relationships, falling in love or attachments. 2. No sleeping with clients of my interior design firm.
Since the last guy turned out to be married, they’ve been easy to follow.
Until him.
Callum Huxley is a ridiculously sexy Brit, and the connection we have the moment our eyes lock scares the ever-loving hell out of me. Thank God I came to my senses before going back to his hotel where I would’ve ended up naked, panting, and unable to forget him.
Thinking I walked away from that night unscathed was stupid. Sure enough, at the biggest meeting of my career waits the CEO of Dovetail Enterprises—him. It might be the most embarrassing moment of my professional life. And breaking my no-client rule might just be the hottest moment of my personal life.
Learning to trust has never felt so good, but falling has never hurt so bad.
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Meet Corinne:
Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller author. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.
After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A Splash of Vanilla by Bethany Lopez ~ Cover Reveal


Today we are celebrating the cover reveal for A SPLASH OF VANILLA by Bethany Lopez. A Splash of Vanilla is the third book in the contemporary romance series, Three Sisters Catering. Check out the buy links for the book below, along with a giveaway for a Kate Spade necklace!

 

A Splash of Vanilla by Bethany Lopez

(Three Sisters Catering, #3)

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Synopsis:

For the past year, Dru has put everything she has into building a catering business with her sisters. She’s so used to working until all hours of the night with them by her side, that when they both find love and move out, Dru decides to focus on something that has always weighed on her… finding the father who’d abandoned them.
For the past year, Mick has been living the good life. A content bachelor with his own business as a private investigator, he enjoys making his own decisions and answering to no one. When a couple of clients-turned-friends bring him in contact with Dru, his first thought is that he wouldn’t mind getting her alone for a night, but when she hires him, that spark is extinguished. Mick doesn’t mix business with pleasure.
When their lives become constantly entwined, Dru becomes more and more determined to get Mick to break his rules. Will they discover that even a seemingly perfect dish, can be made better with the right amount of spice, or are they too set in their ways?

 
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A1nt0F1SfnL._UX250_ Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
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