Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tempt the Playboy ~ Natasha Madison ~ Cover Reveal



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play·boy
ˈplāˌboi/
noun
a wealthy man who spends his time enjoying himself, especially one who behaves irresponsibly or is sexually promiscuous.
Synonyms: socialite, pleasure seeker.

Noah
I have it all, money, looks, and any woman I want.
Till I meet her and my universe is knocked on its ass and she wants nothing to do with me.

Kaleigh
My motto: never date the same man twice. I have less chance of breaking my heart that way.
Till my eyes land on the only man I’ll break my rule for.

She thinks she can run. That I’ll let her get away.

He thinks he can handle a woman like me.
He has no idea.

A man who has it all needs one thing and one thing only. A temptress.

Watch me Tempt the Playboy.






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When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Gentleman Never Surrenders ~ Lauren Smith~ Cover Reveal

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Release Date: September 12, 2017
 

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Love is worth a little scandal. Owen Hadley needs a wife. Preferably a wealthy one. Alas, there aren't a great number of heiresses willing to marry a rogue of no particular fortune---luckily, if there is ever a gentleman capable of melting a lady's chilly heart, it's Owen. Milly has had enough of the marriage mart. If matrimony means giving up her freedom for a foppish husband, then society can take their idea of marital bliss and toss it. But when the ton's most notorious rogue mistakenly makes his way into her bedchambers, Milly finds herself unexpectedly and unwillingly at the altar . . . Yet the more time she spends with her new husband, the more Milly starts to wonder if the marriage she never wanted may be the best thing that's ever happened to her. Now it's up to Owen to convince Milly that what started as a mistake is anything but---and that every night with him will be more wonderfully scandalous than the last.  

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Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.
 

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Ready to Run ~ Lauren Layne ~ New Release and Review


Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon and iBooks 


READY TO RUN
I Do, I Don't #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 22, 2017
Loveswept


The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.

Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.



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


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When I first started this book, I really sure how I felt about the hero. Luke had supposedly left 3 women at the altar, he was gruff and rude, but the town around him all considered him a good guy. So who was the real Luke?

Jordan (our female lead) was definitely easier to connect too and I enjoyed how she went about getting to know Luke and the people of Lucky Hollow.The story surrounding Jordan and Luke was cute and a unique premise, but to be honest the stellar secondary cast is what made this book work.

I appreciated how we saw Luke pushed from the funk he'd grown comfortable in and Jordan was reminded that there were good times to in her own small town to remember, not just bad memories. They really were exactly what the other needed.

Fans of Ms Layne will not be disappointed with this latest effort!




Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she's written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAYNew York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.




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Drunk Dial ~ Penelope Ward ~ New Release

   

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him. Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions. I didn’t think he’d call me back. I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become. Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets. Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake. A complete STANDALONE.

 
 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 sixteen 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.   Connect with Penelope Ward Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram    

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Show Me The Way ~ A L Jackson

Show Me the Way

The first stand-alone novel in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...

Coming October 2nd

Cover: RBA Designs
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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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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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Raiding the TBR Pile

The Vixen and the Vet (A Modern Fairytale)The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Oh my heart!
My book world friends have raved about Ms Regnery for a while now, so much so that when this book showed up on sale, I one clicked. It has lingered in the TBR since and I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner!
This is a twist on Beauty and the Beast. Savannah - an exiled reporter trying to rebuild her career in the role of Belle and Asher, an injured veteran in the role of Beast. There is even a kindly Ms. Potts!
Incredibly well written, the Vixen and The Vet pulled me in and wouldn't let go! (I read the book in one day) Both Savannah and Asher are very likeable characters and I loved them together and rooted for them as they worked to see where they belonged in each other's worlds.
The secondary cast is fantastic and plays a wonderful role in letting us know who Savannah and Asher really are. The emotions is the story are powerful and tug at the heart strings as you read - especially at the end when Asher finally figures everything out.
This is the type of story that leaves such a big impact, I almost don't want to pick anything else to read for a few days. I want to linger in their house on a hill with a cup of coffee, watching the sun set through stained glass windows.

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 His Virgin: A Bad Boy Billionaire RomanceHis Virgin: A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance by Nikki Chase

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Free at the time of purchase

This is a case of a decent book being stuck with poor title.
Caine and Daisy are both interesting characters. She is definitely the more sympathetic of the two, but as the story moved along I liked them both and eventually liked them together.
This effort has an intrigue element along with the romantic story. I actually felt like the intrigue story line was the more developed of the two and it would have been nice to see Caine and Daisy spend more time developing their romantic relationship.
While the title is accurate - it really doesn't describe the overall story.

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Big Bad ProfessorBig Bad Professor by Tia Siren

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

The title story here is NOT a book, at best it's a short story and took up less than 10% of the kindle file. The other 90% was "bonus" content or what I consider "racking up page count to get paid under Kindle Unlimited" - since I actually paid for the story, it feels like a rip off.
I paid 99 cents for 30 minutes of poorly written material.

By poorly written, I mean the following:
- A bad set up. The two main characters don't have enough interaction prior to anything to make a relationship be believable.
-Unrelatable characters. The female MC is made out to be a cheater and willing to prostitute herself for grades. The male lead is a drunk and a jerk.
-Sexy times are overly graphic and several descriptions are just gross.

I picked this up because the premise with it's forbidden element was intriguing. Had there been some build up or back story this could have been an entertaining read, but as it's written, it's not material I could encourage anyone else to pick up.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Irresistible You ~ Kate Meader ~ New Release


Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise 
and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, 
and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.


IRRESISTIBLE YOU
Chicago Rebels #1
Kate Meader
Releasing Aug 14, 2017
PocketStar


Hot in Chicago series author Kate Meader returns with her all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…


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Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.



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Elizabeth's Review


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


Review copy provided by Publisher via Net Galley


Ms Meader does it again!
In Irresistible You, she returns us to Chicago, this time with a professional hockey team - The Rebels. We have family drama, team drama, and an unlikely romance between team owner and a player.
Harper is the oldest of three estranged sisters forced to work together to run the Rebels team by the terms of her father's will. Remy is player toward the end of his career and unwillingly traded to the Rebels team.
Well written and fun, Ms. Meader takes this unlikely couple and the people around them on a romantic, sexy, and emotional journey. Harper and Remy have an antagonistic beginning, but the more they are together, we see him unlock parts of her emotional life that lead to wonderful changes all around. Both characters were easy to like, but I was particularly fond of the super sexy, Cajun Remy. Harper is crustier and harder to relate to at first, but her evolution is one that makes you root for her to find her happy ending.
This is the first book in a new series, but is a complete story all on it's own. We meet Harper's sisters and they are key secondary cast members, along with the Rebels players and Remy's family, but the focus is Harper and Remy. This is definitely a series I want to read more of!


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