Monday, July 31, 2017

Something So Perfect ~ Natasha Madison ~ New Release

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Drafted first round pick when I was seventeen, playing first line at eighteen, branded NHL's bad boy at nineteen. At twenty-three I was cut from the team and living back home with my parents. A knock on the door brought an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. All I had to do was prove I learned from my mistakes, so no way would I fall for a chick with a pouty mouth even if I wanted to spend all day devouring it.


When my father gave me a job, I had no idea it would be to babysit some washed up NHL player. He wanted me to be his chaperone, his overpaid babysitter. I thought it was a joke. Then I met him, Matthew Grant. I wasn’t prepared for this particular bad boy. He’s not only hot but he’s arrogant and kinda sweet in a 'you make me crazy' kind of way.
Basically now that he’s finished screwing up his life, he’s decided to turn mine upside down.

She’s the first thing I’ve ever wanted more than hockey.

He’s the guy I know I should stay away from.

But what if this thing that started out so wrong turns into something so perfect?

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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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Friday, July 28, 2017

Limitless Love ~ Audrey Carlan ~ Coming Soon

Book: Limitless Love (Lotus House #4)
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Release Date: January 16, 2018 #limitlesslovecoverreveal
I’m a good person. At least I try to be. After my husband left me, I picked up the pieces of my broken heart and tried to move on. One shattered piece at a time.
Just when I thought things were looking up, that I had suffered enough at the hands of fate, my past came back with nothing to lose and a blade that cut…deep.
Figuratively and physically scarred, I had nothing left to hold on to. That’s when Clayton Hart entered my world. With his blue eyes, spikey blond hair, and a body packed with muscles, I never stood a chance.
Clayton pushed his way into my life, my bed, and my heart, proving that only the truest love can be limitless.
Meet the Author
Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that's sexy, sweet, and so hot your ereader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters" or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon

Jacqueline: As an adult woman--and the vice president of a marketing firm--I shouldn't be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he's a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can't bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he's borderline obsessive about "getting me laid." (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it's clear: The one I'm falling for is Vince.

Vince: Jackie Butler's got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn't bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can't ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything's going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.


Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy provided by Publisher via Net Galley

This was a cute story where each of the main characters get a second chance at Love.

Jackie and Vince are coworkers whose friendship carries over into their off hours. She was his hand to hold as he got over his divorce, but nothing more until...

Enter the hot guy who runs by her office everyday....

What happened next led to some cringe- worthy moments for me (and is a big reason this isn't a full 4 star read-it's personal preference, but I think it could have been handled differently)

The appearance of running guy and the fallout leads to Vince and Jackie finally acting on their feelings. The story that follows is sometimes sweet, sometimes sad, and sometimes frustrating as they both have to face demons and insecurities from their prior marriages to get where they are going.
The overall secondary cast is pretty small, but we spend a lot of time with Vince's friend, Davis, so I would expect to see him featured soon.

Overall, a good read - maybe not one of Ms. Lemmon's strongest, but definitely worth the time.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hook & Burn ~ The Duplicity Duet ~Elisabeth Grace

Release Date: July 26, 2017


The first time she got pregnant. The second time she got paid.
No one ever thinks they’re going to end up as a high-end call girl in Las Vegas. But life doesn’t always go as planned. I know this better than anyone.Over the years I've felt a lot of things about my occupation...but not regret—never regret. I have my reasons for doing what I do and nothing and no one has ever made me question them.UNTIL MARCO VALENTI.He changed me and I'd naively fed into the fairy tale. But Marco wasn't my Prince Charming. He had secrets of his own. Secrets that would eventually rip away everything I held dear.


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USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a hot spot for alpha males and a soft spot for happily ever afters. She lives outside of Toronto, Canada with her husband, two small children, and killer cat. Her theory is that Satan himself spawned the white furball. She's almost always eaten a chocolate bar before 10am (don't judge) and has a mild, but healthy obsession with model David Gandy. ;)
If you're a lover of romance novels, hot sex in obscure places, alpha males, and a little LOL on the side than you may enjoy her work! She LOVES talking with fellow readers about books! If you're the same she encourages you to reach out to her via one of her social media links!  

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#MomFail Anthology ~ New Release and Review

Cover Design: MadHat Books
Release Date: July 25, 2017


Everyone just stop for one bleeping minute so we can all get real with each other. Being a mom is some tough $#!†. You're constantly wearing questionable substances that make you ask, "is this chocolate or ... oh, crap ..." and your purse is merely a receptacle for three-week-old snacks and broken crayons. Let's be honest ... even when we're doing this “mom” thing right, we're somehow doing it completely wrong. Pardon us while we dust off our collective Mother of the Year trophy and proudly present you with an epic anthology of #MOMFAILS. *Stories inspired by real life (unless you’re a cop, then it’s all complete fiction). Names and situations have been changed to protect the guilty (and by guilty, we mean the moms). Because motherhood is a battlefield and we're all just trying to survive by any means necessary. Featuring this amazing lineup: Alissa York, A.M. Willard, BL Berry, Carina Adams, Claudia Burgoa, Crystal Burnette, Dylan Allen, Faith Andrews, Gia Riley, J.A. DeRouen, Kate Anslinger, Leddy Harper, LK Collins, LL Collins, Marie James, Piper Rayne, Riann C. Miller, Shari J. Ryan, Stephanie Rose, Stephie Walls, SM West, TL Swan, Teresa Michaels, and foreword written by: Nicole Kane Knepper.    




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Elizabeth's Review

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

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oh my gosh....
If you are a parent then you seriously need to read this anthology!
This is a collection by 24 authors. Some of the stories seem to be very true to life essays while others are fictional, some are even continuations of characters that loyal readers would have seen before.
Whether the content was real life or fictional, there were times when I could see my life as a mom in the stories being told and they honestly made me feel a little bit better to know that other people are going through similar things.
Then there are the laugh out loud stories that honestly made me grateful that those particular things haven't happened to me!
There are times when parenting can feel like you are on an island and collections like this help build bridges to others so that this journey doesn't feel quiet so lonely.

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Can't Stop Lovin' You by Lynnette Austin

Brawley must find a way to convince Maggie 
that their one true home is with each other.

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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.


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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Elizabeth's Review

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

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This was a really sweet conclusion to the Maverick Junction series.
There is useful backstory included in books 1 and 2, but this really is a stand alone book that can be read independently.
Can't Stop Lovin' You wraps several interesting messages into one book, but does it very well. There is a second chance romance for high school sweethearts Maggie and Brawley, the idea of fulfilling dreams - and how those dream change, and the idea that home really is where the heart is.
Maggie and Brawley have been dancing around each other as we have watched Cash and Annie then Ty and Sophie fall in love, but here we finally get to find out what is behind the animosity she carries for him.
Both are characters that are genuinely good people and easy to like, but I have to admit I cheered everytime Maggie softened towards Brawley a little bit more. Well written and entertaining, this is a great series that I am almost sad to see end.

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Worth the Wait ~ Lori Foster ~ New Release and Review

Ready or not…love will find a way 

 Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the "barbecue master" at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads…until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses…and see just how sweet small-town living—and loving—can be.

 Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff's badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there's more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the eye—but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there's something about the elusive beauty Nathan can't walk away from—and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for.

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 Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley

Ms. Foster returns us to small town Ohio to continue the story of the Gutheri brothers and their friends. This time the focus is on 2 couples Hogan and Violet and Nathan and Brooklin.
I normally don't like books that split attention between two couples, but these two stories are interconnected and woven together very well.
Hogan and Brooklin both come with baggage that makes the idea of a romantic relationship scary. It takes patience on the part of Violet and Nathan to bring them around.
Add in a little suspense and we have a well written and entertaining book with Foster's hallmark of devoted families, wonderfully alpha males, and strong heroines.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

A Few new releases and TBR Reads

Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels, #4)Misconduct by Samantha Kane

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

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I think this may be my favorite of the Rebels series.
Technically, this is a stand alone, but a lot of the character development takes place in the books that come before. If you are new to the Rebels books, this is an issue you should consider before diving in.

Like the previous books in the series, Ms Kane packs Misconduct with plenty of racy sexy time, but it's not the core issue that it has been previously. The budding Tom-Danny-Carmina relationship definitely has more of an emotional component than we've seen in the series before.

If you have been following the series from the beginning, you will get to see early friends make an appearance as this book seems to encompass at least a portion of all the couples we've met to date.

This also touches on the difficulties that returning veterans can face, this is handled in a way that shows Carmina's strength, but also the vulnerability of her character.

This is a must read for Rebels fans!


Frisk Me (New York's Finest, #1)Frisk Me by Lauren Layne

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

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This was a cute read featuring a dedicated NY cop and the reporter tasked with telling the tale of America's hero cop.
Luca and Ava are both entertaining characters and I enjoyed their journey from antagonists to friendly to lovers. Both Luc and Ava had demons to battle and while that led to crossed swords, it also took them on a journey of self discovery.
This is the first book in Layne's New York's finest series and as such introduces a fun secondary cast that I look forward to getting to know better.


Naughty Prescription: A Bad Boy Medical RomanceNaughty Prescription: A Bad Boy Medical Romance by Tia Lewis
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

oh boy....
This story had potential to be cute. Older, successful doctor "meets" young nurse at his hospital via an online dating app not realizing they work together. A relationship develops, they get caught, and eventually get back together.
The cute idea died on the operating table and was killed by poor execution. The dialogue is incredibly stiff and stilted and the characters are underdeveloped and hard to connect too.
Even if the conflict and eventual resolution are semi realistic, that is blown out of the water by the "twist" in Anna's background revealed at the very end.
This just wasn't a good read for me.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Temptation Saga ~ Helen Hardt ~ Blog Tour

The Temptation Saga Series by Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
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Do you like hot cowboys? 
Steamy stories that tug at your emotions? 
Then dip into the Temptation Saga, a seven book series written by #1 New York Times bestseller Helen Hardt, which follows two families in the fictional town of Bakersville, Colorado. 
Though each of the books can be read as a standalone, they are best enjoyed in order. 
This series will tempt you, tease you, and take you away as you escape into the lives and loves of the McCray and Bay families.
Meet The Author:
#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.
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Elizabeth's Review

My rating: 3 of 5 stars - Average Read

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Before I go into my review - I need to note that Treasuring Amber is an interconnected stand alone and I have not read the books that come before in the series. I think some of the factors that influenced the rating I gave the book would have been different had I read the whole series - or even just more of it.

Treasuring Amber is an interesting premise. Amber is a young woman (very early 20's) who has recently moved to town and is creating a life for herself. She's a little brash and might need lessons on how clothes can send an image, but most everyone seems to like her. An impromptu kiss with a friend's brother leads to sparks and a case of insta-lust and the potential for more - maybe.... until a jerk neighbor discovers a past betrayal and everything blows up.

I struggled in connecting to Amber and Harper (her love interest), but I think a part of that goes back to not having read more of the series. I have the feeling that a lot of their character development happened in prior books. I did find myself rooting for Amber - she seems like a girl who has done the best with the hand life dealt and I have to admit to getting angry on her behalf.
Harper was a little harder for me to relate too and understand his "feelings" for Amber and believe that they were genuine, so that made the ending of the book a little harder for me to accept. I would have like to have seem him work a little harder.

Overall, this was a well written book and entertaining. I would caution readers who have not spent time with this series as I think the backstories would help connect some of the dots a little bit.

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Drunk Dial ~ Penelope Ward ~ Cover Reveal

We are excited to bring you the upcoming standalone from New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Penelope Ward.

DRUNK DIAL will release on AUGUST 21!

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Vadim Ivanov
Cover Photography: Kevin Roldan
  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.
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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 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.  

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