11.30.2016

Review: Out of Love

Out of Love Out of Love by R.C. Boldt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Damn, but this story was sweet. This may have been the first time I tried something from R.C. Boldt, but it definitely won't be the last (looking forward to Clam Jam chica!). This book had a certain charm to it. It was heartwarming and a bit sappy. It was funny with plenty of snark, witty banter, and traces of self-mockery. It was also sexy as hell!!

This story was about Foster and Noelle. Foster was a former SEAL, who started his own security business with some of his military buddies. Noelle was the office manager. They wanted each other from the moment they met, but chose to resist the pull. Everyone was trying to push them together because their desire was THAT apparent, but without success. Until one day they kiss, which lit the spark and a scorching affair began. As their relationship developed, Foster was hesitant to stake his claim. He suffered from PTSD and believed himself unworthy and undeserving of Noelle. What happens when the love of a good woman doesn't seem to be enough?

There were tons of laughs (thanks Kane and Lawson), a bit of suspense, a lot of sexy times, and many examples of love. I am left wondering... What really happened to Hendy and will this be covered in a future book?

Release Day: December 6, 2016



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Beautiful Forever by Emery Jacobs

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Beautiful Forever (Beautiful Fate Duet #2)
Cover Design: Amy Queau/QDesign
Cover Photographer: LJ Photography
Cover Model: Alexandria Rose
Release Date: November 30, 2016

Synopsis

Once Henley Matthews decided to take control of her life, everything changed. Her newfound outlook was clear—crisp—and unflawed. She knew all the disappointments from her past had led her to this point…to him. And fear of the impending darkness was finally gone.

Caleb Bonelli never imagined a life that included love. After so much tragedy and loss, he had determined it was not in the cards for him. Henley changed all of that. She gave him hope for a brighter tomorrow.

But once he learns what lies ahead for them, will his feelings change?

Will forever be in their future?

***This is book two of the Beautiful Fate Duet. Beautiful Torture must be read first.

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The Hopeless by Kristen Hope Mazzola & Dawn Robertson

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Blurb:

I am not a good person.

In fact, I am the worst of the worst. I am a god. I give life and I taketh away. I can ruin someone at the drop of a hat and often do it for fun. Yet the world would never know. I smile for the cameras and live the privileged life. But with every vile existence comes the opportunity for redemption.

She is my Redemption.

I am the Huntress.

Society doesn’t realize how deadly I truly am.

When the Clock Strikes Twelve by Elisabeth Grace

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Cover Design: Marta Chade
Release Date: November 30, 2016

Synopsis

Max and Chloe had prepared themselves for a short trip to Aspen after celebrating Christmas in his Manhattan penthouse. It was the perfect opportunity to finalize their wedding details and get in a few runs on the snow-covered slopes. Being born and raised in Maine means Chloe’s no stranger to snow, but when a blizzard hits all their plans go awry. The result is something that will change both of their lives forever.

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O'Gallagher Nights: The Complete Series by Mignon Mykel

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O'Gallagher Nights: The Series

by Mignon Mykel
O'Gallagher Nights, #1-3
Publication Date: November 30, 2016
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis: The three O'Gallagher siblings, all in one set.
Includes bonus material such as slightly expanded stories & a Christmas novella not otherwise available!
O’Gallaghers has been a long-lasting establishment in San Diego, known for its Irish brews and fare. When the next generation of O’Gallaghers take over though, it becomes known for a little bit more…

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11.29.2016

Review: Destiny on Ice

Destiny on Ice Destiny on Ice by S.R. Grey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! No, I really mean it. I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It was soooo good. Sweet, funny and sexy good. And when I say funny, I really mean hilarious.

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Honestly, I was laughing my big ass off all over the place. It was a bit hard for me to even stop laughing when I read ANY scene with Mr. 51, especially in Chapter 12. I'm just saying. This author has the magic touch and has created a spectacularly refreshing story!

I rated this book so highly because of how it moved me. I busted a gut laughing. I felt the emotional turmoil of the characters. I was caught up, involved, and invested in Brent and Aubrey's relationship. I was in it with them. The third wheel if you will. I was in deep. And I loved every single minute of it.

Brent's POV, aside from his dialogue, came across like he was breaking the fourth wall. He was talking to me. Little ol' me.



Got me blushing all over the place Dude!! The conversation was full of his scintillating wit. Aubrey's POV had a bit of that as well and it worked in this story's favour by drawing me in and making me feel like part of the process.

Brent and Aubrey were smart, clever, and incredibly sexy together. I can't recommend this book enough! If you like romantic comedy, do NOT pass this story up! I'm still chuckling over every scene with Al. These two were such a hoot!!

Release Date: December 1, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
POV: Dual POV - first person



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Back to Good by Laura Benson Blog Tour

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Today we have the blog tour for Back to Good by Laura Benson! Check out this sexy contemporary romance and enter Laura’s giveaway today!

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About Back to Good:

Charlotte Banks (Charlie) is newly graduated from college and working in public relations. She is given a case that is just a bit too close to the heart. Joey Carino is a rock god, but now with his life spinning out of control, it's up to Charlie to try and save his reputation with his record label and his fans. However, dealing with Joey means dealing with Matthew Johns, Joey's best friend and Charlie's worst nightmare.


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Fighting for Phoebe by Jennifer Ann Blog Tour

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Title: Fighting for Phoebe
Author: Jennifer Ann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: November 28, 2017
Blog Tour: November 29 - December 12

About Fighting for Phoebe

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Jace Daniels is undeniably sexy.

I mean who doesn’t like the muscular, tattooed type who’s all mysterious and brooding? But he’s on the run from something dangerous, and I have enough of my own problems.

My existence has revolved around deception for as long as I can remember. Sometimes lying is like a damn disease...one I’ve been exposed to since birth. And as many times as I’ve dreamed about running away, my mother’s grasp on me runs deep.

Phoebe Carson is hot as hell.

She’s not just gorgeous, but quirky and a lot of fun. Even though I can’t afford to get involved with anyone, I feel a need to protect her from her psychotic ex.

After a failed attempt to expose the truth about a fellow Marine’s disappearance, running was my only option. I don’t know how much time I have until they’ll arrest me, but I’m determined to make things right.

When their paths collide, the passion is so explosive that neither of them can walk away. But once the truth unravels, proving it’s more than fate that brought them together, will Jace still decide she’s worth fighting for?

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Ink Exposed by Carrie Ann Ryan

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He failed himself. His family. His heart. Will he fail her? New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan's INK EXPOSED is available now! Get your hands on Alex's story now. You can find out more about INK EXPOSED, read the first chapter, and enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card below!


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About INK EXPOSED

The Montgomery Ink series continues with the brother that deserves a second chance, and the woman who has always loved him.
Alex Montgomery lost his first love and then proceeded to leave himself in the bottle. Only he and his ex-wife truly know why he fell so hard and so fast down a path he never thought he’d take. Now he’s clean, out of rehab, and learning how to be a Montgomery once again—a task that isn’t quite as easy as some of his family assumes.


Tabby Collins is an honorary Montgomery and the organizational mastermind behind Montgomery Inc., the family’s construction company. She loves her planners, friends, and a certain dark-haired man who’s never given her a second glance.


Alex is slowly re-immersing himself back into the world, but the demons he faced before aren’t out of the picture, and he’ll have to learn to rely on others to make it out whole. When Alex discovers that Tabby’s life is in danger, he not only finds a way to help her but also learns the true woman behind the soft smiles he’s always seen. Their romance won’t be an easy one, but nothing this passionate and heart-pounding ever is.
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Hold Me Down (Part 4) by Shari Slade

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Hold Me Down

by Shari Slade
Devil’s Host MC Serial ,#4
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Genres: Adult, Serial, MC Romance, Erotic

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Synopsis: 

I knew how to survive before I met, Noah. Now…
I need to fight.
Noah pulls me deeper into the club, where everything is life or death. He lets me peer into the dark hearts of violent bikers. Shows me glimmers of hope. Family, loyalty, honor—but everything comes at a price. This one might be too steep for me too pay.
Reading Order for the Devil’s Host MC Serial:
Ride Me Hard (Part 1)
Break Me In (Part 2)
Drive Me Wild (Part 3)
Hold Me Down (Part 4)
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Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane

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Three Sweet Nothings is coming on December 12th - your dirty sweet tooth will thank you! Keep reading for an extra hot excerpt!

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Blurb:
Five years ago, we’d been together and on fire, but the flames burned us both. Now she’s back in my life and is all my wildest fantasies in the flesh.

I want her. The desire is too powerful to argue against, but I’m not interested in what we had. This is an arrangement about pleasure and finding out who we are behind closed doors. There won’t be talk of love or any sweet nothings whispered by either of us.

This time, I’ll control the heat between us and make sure neither of our hearts get too close to the flames.

11.28.2016

Review: Beauty in the Ashes

Beauty in the Ashes Beauty in the Ashes by Micalea Smeltzer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was really hard to rate this book in the end. Why? Because I almost didn't make it.



It doesn't happen often. It was written well and it was honest and for most of the story I was hovering close to a 5. Not quite there but I was really enjoying myself. I love broken heros and Caelen was devastating. The horrors of his past still haunted him and it seemed the only things he wanted in life were drugs and alcohol. That is utnil Sutton showed up in his life. From their first encounter I was rooting for them. However, towards the end I got blindsided, which dropped this story to a 1-star rating. Seriously, who the heck was Memphis??? And why was there no mention of him in the blurb???

Speaking of the blurb:



Why you ask???

Because it doesn't make any freaking sense once you read the book. It's misleading. WTF?! I hate being made a fool of and I feel not only fooled, but also duped and bamboozled!! I get what the author was doing. I do. Not every broken couple is destined for a HEA and that's what made this realistic. But I get enough reality in my REAL LIFE !! I read fictional books about fictional characters to escape my NON-FICTIONAL life. I appreciate some realism in the work, but this just hurt me. I think there should have been more of a lead-in or warmup that could better prepare people for what's in store.

So, overall, a great book. Be prepared to have your heart torn out. Micalea Smeltzer is a great puppeteer!

Release Date: December 6, 2016



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Review: Six Years Gone

Six Years Gone Six Years Gone by Jessica Gouin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A solid 3.5-ish stars!

I was all set to write a sweet review. I was set to extol the wonderful writing, amazing characters, and intriguing plot. Who doesn't love a second chance romance??? It was all of that. This story was written really well, had a unique way of presenting a somewhat predictable plot, and definitely grabbed my attention. However, by the time I made it to the end, none of that mattered.



I needed a bit more freaking booze for this ish!!



Why??? WTF??? What kind of fcking ending was that??? I'm really not trying to give away anything, but this is about my HONEST opinion right? Well, honestly I'm fcking pissed! Why would the author do this? What was I supposed to gain from that ending?



I'm freaking stumped over here!! So yeah, I can't get past that ending and have nothing else to add other than that Jessica Gouin is a genius manipulator of emotions. Well played madam. Well played.



Release Date: December 1, 2016


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Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck


Nothing
will stop this sexy cop from staking a real claim 


on her body
and her heart. 


HARD COMPROMISE
Compromise Me #2
Samanthe Beck
Releasing Nov 21st, 2016
Entangled: Brazen



Laurie Peterson assumes her impulsive one-night stand with sinfully sexy Sheriff Ethan Booker is the biggest surprise of the year…until her bakery burns down while she’s basking in the afterglow. It looks like her dreams are up in smoke, but then Ethan proposes a deal too tempting to resist.

Ethan has no intention of settling for a one-night stand with Laurie. Nor does he want anything to do with the women his wealthy family wants him to meet. Not when he’s waited ten years for his chance to make his move. His deal might have strings—and Laurie may not know the stakes—but nothing will stop this sexy cop from staking a real claim on her body and her heart.




After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

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After We Fall by Melanie Harlow
Publication Date: November 28th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

Jack Valentini isn’t my type.
Sexy, brooding cowboys are fine in the movies, but in real life, I prefer a suit and tie. Proper manners. A close shave.
Jack might be gorgeous, but he’s also scruffy, rugged, and rude. He wants nothing to do with a “rich city girl” like me, and he isn’t afraid to say so.
But I’ve got a PR job to do for his family’s farm, so he’s stuck with me for ten days, and I’m stuck with him. His glares. His moods. His tight jeans. His muscles.
His huge, hard muscles.
Pretty soon there’s a whole different kind of tension between us, the kind that has me misbehaving in barns, trees, and pickup trucks. I’ve never done anything so out of character—but it feels too good to stop.
And the more I learn about the grieving ex-Army sergeant, the better I understand him. Losing his wife three years ago left him broken and bitter and blaming himself. He doesn’t think he deserves a second chance at happiness.
But he’s wrong.
I don’t need to be his first love. If only he’d let me be his last.
“Second chances are not given to make things right, but are given to prove that we could be even better after we fall.” —Unknown

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About the Author:

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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