Friday, November 17, 2017

Blog Tour: The Outliers (The Outskirts Duet #2) by T.M. Frazier


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Synopsis:

Sensual. Heartbreaking. Passionate. Overwhelming. Maddening.

That’s the love Finn and I share.

It's the kind you can never recover from.

The kind you never WANT to recover from.

That's why we'll do everything and anything to protect it.

When my past chases me all the way to Outskirts, we have to make a choice.

Let the lies destroy our chance at future together or...bury them deep in the swamp where they belong.

Got a shovel?

Review:

Note: This is the second part of the story that started in The Outskirts. If you haven't read book one yet you should or you may be a bit lost. Slight spoilers for book one ahead

The Outliers was another sweet read. Oh, Sawyer and Finn are perfect for each other! If you have read the first book you know some things will go down in this one, some things Sawyer never saw coming, and I was so glad that she has someone like Finn to be there for her and help support her. To give her that love and compassion in the hard times. They are great together.

At the end of the last book some ghosts came back into Sawyers life. People she never thought she would see again. I was really curious how this all would play out. How these people came to be back where Sawyer is and how it all worked. I was still expecting more of an intense, terrible situations plotline like the author's other books, but again this was a nice, sweet story. Not that there are not the bad part, bad people, bad things that happen, but it is not the same level. And I loved it.

Sawyer has a lot to work through. A lot of things she is thinking about. Now that she can do whatever she wants, now that she can learn and experience and explore she is a bit overwhelmed. But Finn is there for her every step of the way. He is there to talk things through and see where she may want to go from here. He was amazing. I loved Finn. Considering his past I did think he may get a bit too overprotective when some bad people come to town and Sawyer may be in trouble, but while he did do what he could to keep her safe he also let her be her. 

Sawyer is one of the strongest people. When she runs into a girl from her old church, a girl who lived as she did before she escaped, she does what she can to help her. Not that she necessarily wants the help, but she doesn't shy away from doing what is right even if it is a bit scary. She is amazing. I was so happy to see her get her happily ever after. To watch her work her way through everything obstacle life put in her way and see her come out the other side better for it. This book was a great read, but then again I always love this authors books. 

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

 
Excerpt:

My eyes went to her throat. I saw her pulse quicken beneath her smooth skin. She
twisted her pouty pink lips. Her hesitation only lasted a second before she wrapped her arms around my neck and pulled me down closer so that the tips of our noses touched.

Her lips feathered against mine. "Fuck me, Finn."

"Yes," I growled.

I may have been the one who told her to say those words but hearing them out of
her mouth caused the raging inferno of lust within me to explode beyond control. I had a feeling I'd be hearing those words on repeat in my head for the rest of my life.

Fuck me, Finn.

I lifted her up onto the nearest table and pushed her onto her back. I tore her
panties off in one tug and while I devoured her with my eyes, I somehow managed to
concentrate enough to unbuckle my belt and push my jeans down over my ass, freeing my throbbing cock.

Sawyer moaned when I parted her legs, stepping between them. The sound was
pure fucking heaven. Our tongues danced while we drank each other in. I savored the
way her body felt against mine. Hard against soft. I dug my fingers into the flesh of her perfectly round ass before moving them to her pussy where I parted her warm wet folds and strummed her swollen clit because Sawyer was my instrument of choice and only I knew how to play her to perfection.

The look on Sawyer's face when I inserted a finger inside of her was as if I'd just
given her a drug. She was high on the pleasure. Her lids were heavy. Her pupils large
and dark. I was dead set on making sure I wrung every bit of pleasure from her
gorgeous body and I gave her exactly what she’d asked me for.


Haven't read the first book yet? What are you waiting for?

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About the Author:

T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter. When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance. Well…it has a beach in it!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Keep Me Close (The Brothers Salem #1) by Elizabeth Cole

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Synopsis:

Hunt demons for thrills, then Netflix and chill.

Dominic Salem is many things: professional ghost hunter, curse breaker, and demon slayer to name a few. If there's one thing he's learned, it's never pick up hitchhikers. Something odd about this one made him stop. No doubt he'll regret it.

Lavinia "Vinny" Wake doesn't exactly trust her smoking hot ride, but her nightmares have her all messed up. The only thing she has faith in is her art. Life on her own is lonely, but at least no one can break her heart.

Dom can tell Vinny's nightmares aren't just dreams--they're way worse. Something or someone is drawing her into its trap. Turns out, though, Vinny's life isn't the only thing at stake. Her soul is on the line, too. No pressure.

The debut novel in The Brother Salem, a new contemporary paranormal romance series where a trio of demon hunters--armed with spells and snark--are on a mission to slay some demons, break some curses, and get their girls. Unless the girls get them first.

Review:

I was really excited to read Keep Me Close. I loved the prequel novella, One Touch of Silver. In fact that was what turned me on to this author. So I was excited to see where the story went. Only...it was a good read, but not as great as I was expecting. 

Dom is a paranormal investigator. He travels the country getting rid of ghosts and demons and curses and anything else you might need. He lives with his brothers and they need to money. It is hard work, but he would do anything for his family. 

Vinny used to have nightmares when she was younger, but then they went away. Only they started back up recently and her bff is in trouble. Her bff who lives on the other side of the country. Her bff who she had a fight with and is now super worried about. So she has to go check on her and make sure she is okay. Only Vinny doesn't really have any spare money so she is hitchhiking her way across the country. Yes, it can be a bit...dangerous. You can get picked up by some real creeps, but what else is she supposed to do? 

When Vinny gets kicked out of the car by a super creep in the middle of nowhere she doesn't have much hope of getting another ride. Or to a town before she dies of thirst. When Dom drives by on his motorcycle she is not sure she wants to accept his ride, but what other choice does she have? 

These two were cute together right from the start. Dom doesn't want anything from Vinny, he normally doesn't pick up people on the side of the road, but there was something about Vinny that made him stop for her. And Vinny is very skeptical, especially since her last ride didn't work out so well. She doesn't want to like Dom even if she starts to. They did have some chemistry between them, but they both have walls securely in place when they meet so it takes a while for them to get over those initial hurdles. 

Dom and Vinny were sweet together, though when they start trying to figure out what is going on with her friend and how Vinny may be involved the story went downhill for me. I didn't understand Vinny and why she would lash out all the time. Really the both of them were quite ridiculous. I swear I read the last parts *spoiler alert* where they kind of break up because Dom says he needs to head home like a billion times. I still don't understand why Vinny was so upset and took that as Dom doesn't like her/doesn't want to be with her. It was odd. And didn't make a lot of sense to me. Really her behavior when she was at her friends house made no sense to me. So that dragged the story down a bit. Dom had his head scratching moments as well, but he was more okay overall. 

So yeah, this book was a good read, but I found Vinny a bit confusing at times and as it went on her character made less sense to me. Oh well.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★1/2

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tap Left by A. Zavarelli

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Synopsis:

Former hot mess seeking dysfunctional relationship single, well-together male. Sanity preferable.

From now on, I’m going to do everything right. I’m going to make good choices. Say goodbye to the bad boys, narcissists, and emotionally unavailable men. Because starting today, I’m a girl on a mission.

Find a man to walk me down that aisle.

It’s a good solid plan, but there’s only one tiny hiccup.

Adrian Daire.

I’ve asked for his help because if anyone can make me marketable, it’s him.

Only problem?

He’s also one of the aforementioned emotionally unavailable bad boys/ narcissists. Oh, yeah and he slightly crushed my soul once before. But no biggie. I’ve got three whole weeks to exorcise him from my head and my heart… for good.


Review:

I loved Tap Left. It was the perfect book for me. It had everything I love in a story. All that angst and drama and hate, but not hate. Oh, I loved this story. I enjoyed the author's other books, but this is now my new favorite. 

Lola is super sweet, but she makes the worst decisions when it comes to men. She just wants to find someone to love her. Someone she can marry. She was going to marry her latest, boring guy because hey, why not? They have been together for a while and that is what you do right? So what if she is not madly in love with him. She just wants the stability and everything that comes with it. So she is going to change. She is going to figure out how to get better men and find one to marry. Easy peasy. 

Only it is not so easy. Lola already has everything you could want in a partner, she just doesn't know it. But Adrian Daire does. He has known Lola for a long time, but these two don't get along very well. Daire is a huge jerk to her, but she still has this little thing for him. Maybe he is why she is not making good choices. She doesn't want to get hurt again like she did once upon a time. 

Daire and Lola share a past. Something happened and when you start reading you don't really know what. All you know is someone died. Someone that links these two together even now. That is the only reason they still see each other - because of their past. I loved figuring out what actually happened and how these two were together. There is so much anger and hurt and feelings between them that it is not easy. Daire is always kind of a jerk, but a bossy, take charge jerk that Lola can't seem to stop thinking about. Can't seem to actually stay away from especially once she asks him to teach her how to get the guys. 

Oh this story I couldn't put down. I felt so bad for Daire at times Yes he is a jerk, but he also has a huge heart. I loved him so much. There were a lot of ups and down in this story. People needing to find the truth and fight their demons. People needing to grow into the person they can be so things might have a chance of working out. Lola and Daire were amazing together. Sure they started out as enemies, but were they really? Or were they meant to be right from the start and things just kept getting in the way of that? 

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Stolen Memories by Alyson Reynolds

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Synopsis:

When Megan Douglas finds herself about to marry a man she hates, she calls her best friend to save her. Hunter Abbott would move mountains to make sure that Megan gets the happy ending she deserves, but when he finds out her father is trying to blackmail her into a loveless marriage, he decides that there is only one option to keep her safe -- to marry her first. The fringe benefits of a marriage of convenience to a billionaire can’t be that bad can they?

Megan can’t remember how she ended up where she is, but now all she wants to do is find her sister and figure out how she fell head over heels for her best friend. Everything is falling apart around her, and now she has to figure out to handle the future. Is being Mrs. Hunter Abbott really such a hardship? Having a sexy, billionaire husband can’t be all that bad, especially if he can help save her sister from a fate worse than death.

Can Megan and Hunter manage turning from friends to lovers and actually live happily ever after? Or will their marriage be over before it even gets started?

Review:

Stolen Memories is a novella and once again one that maybe would have been better as a full length story. As it was everything happened super quickly, Megan was really annoying, and it was all a bit of a mess for me.

Megan is going to be forced to marry a guy she hates so her bff Hunter steps in to marry her instead. Only she loses her memories and then has to figure everything out again. She has fallen for her bff, but when her memories start come back there are some issues. She was...whiny and I didn't like her. At all. So it was not such a good read. Oh well, it was a quick one so I didn't waste a lot of time with it.

Rating: ★ ★

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Misadventures on the Night Shift by Lauren Rowe


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Synopsis:

Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy- rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas’s erotic games. But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she’s dead wrong.

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Review:

I'll be honest here. When I first started reading Misadventures on the Night Shift I thought this might not be the book for me. I was on a long plane ride super early in the morning and still half asleep, but it wasn't what I wanted to read right then. So I put it aside hoping when I was in the right mood I would enjoy it more. And I am so glad I did that! Because once I was in the mood for some super sexy fun this book was great. Even with a rock star lead character (I normally don't like famous people in my stories). 

This is the story of Abby and how she meets her biggest crush, Lucas Ford. Rock star extraordinaire. The guy she has crushed on since she was a teen. And phew - when these two got together it was hot hot hot! As I said at first I was a little bit iffy on this story, but by the end I was loving it. I loved that Abby wasn't the typical female lead (though she was trying to subvert her natural inclinations when this story opens). And Lucas, while being a bit rockstar, wasn't what I expected either. Or maybe he was, but in a way that was better than normal. I don't know. It was interesting. He still has that big personality, that he is the best kind of thing, but he was also kind and sexy and fun. I really loved these two and together. Part of it is that you don't really know what Lucas is thinking the whole time. They have a deal, an agreement, an understanding. But just because you agree to something doesn't mean that pesky feelings won't get in the way. 

Now I don't want to spoil anything so I am not going to say much more except you should really check out this book. It was fun and sexy with a bit of sweetness thrown in for good measure. Not at all what I was expecting, but a wonderful read. 

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


About the Author:

USA Today and internationally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever-patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her wonderful family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. With enticing characters, enthralling situations and a general love of romantic fiction, Lauren has created a world of her own, full of wit and sensual desire.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bad (Bad. Dirty. Power. #1) by Stevie J. Cole & L.P. Lovell


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Synopsis:

True power is never held by good men, only the most perfect of villains. And she and I are both villains…

Two very bad people who want very bad things are never safe together.

Some love stories have no heroes.


Review:

Bad was an interesting read for me. I haven't read a lot of the authors other works so I went into it not knowing much about it. I knew it would be a dark read, but that was about it. And oh, it was fun. Definitely dark and twisted in a way I am not used to seeing.

Ronan is a Russian crime lord and really great at setting up what he wants to have all the power. People fear him for good reason. He doesn't care who he has to take out or what he has to do to get what he wants. He is a master at pretending to be a good person when he needs to be.

Camilla is a Cartel boss, but she has been kidnapped by Ronan when she gets caught up in what he wants. These two. They both are used to getting what they want and both love fire and blood. While I never really got that these two really liked each other, never mind loved each other, they are drawn to each other. They are the perfect compliment and together they could destroy anyone and anything in their way even if they would never trust the other. And it would be glorious.

Now this book does end on a big cliffhanger! I can't wait to see what will happen next. I really think anything could. I love how diabolical Ronan is. How he plans out everything and makes everything work. I can't wait to see what he does next, and what will happen with Camilla. It should be fun.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★★★1/2


About the Authors:

LP Lovell

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.

She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.



Stevie J. Cole

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her husband and two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel.

Raw. Gritty. Love.

Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.

P.S. Stevie's greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!

Release Day: The Outliers (The Outskirts Duet #2) by T.M. Frazier


Who else has been eagerly awaiting The Outliers, Book 2 in the Outskirts Duet? I know I have been and it is now live!!! So so excited to start reading!

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Synopsis:

Sensual. Heartbreaking. Passionate. Overwhelming. Maddening.

That’s the love Finn and I share.

It's the kind you can never recover from.

The kind you never WANT to recover from.

That's why we'll do everything and anything to protect it.

When my past chases me all the way to Outskirts, we have to make a choice.

Let the lies destroy our chance at future together or...bury them deep in the swamp where they belong.

Got a shovel?


Haven't read book 1 yet? What are you waiting for?

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About the Author:


T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter. When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance. Well…it has a beach in it!
Connect with T.M. Frazier: