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Untamed (Untamed #1) by Victoria Green & Jinsey Reese

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Untamed (Untamed #1)
Synopsis:

Rich, beautiful, and wild, Reagan McKinley has everything she needs...but nothing that she wants. That is, until she spends one hot night in the arms of sexy, unbridled Dare Wilde.
She's a girl trapped in a rigid world she desperately wants to escape, and he's an untamed artist with an attitude, hell-bent on freeing her—body, mind, and soul. But Reagan's life is not her own, and Dare is not welcome in it. She can't include him in her carefully-controlled, extremely public lifestyle...and yet she cannot give him up.
Will a shared passion for art—and, increasingly, each other—be enough to keep them together? Or will it be the thing that ultimately tears them apart?
Review:
Untamed was an annoying story for me. It was a poor little rich girl story. I guess I am supposed to feel bad for Reagan and all, but I didn't really understand why she just didn't leave her family. She was old enough to get out on her own so...why does she put up with …

Winning Appeal (Lawyers in Love #4) by N.M. Silber

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Winning Appeal: A Lawyers in Love Novella
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Once upon a time, a good girl who wanted to be naughty, met a naughty boy who wanted to be good...
Beth Pierce, is the Director of Fundraising for her older brother's new legal non-profit. She spends her weekends fighting off lecherous men at charity galas and her weekdays trying to hide her attraction for a certain sexy young attorney in her office.
Mark Patterson, is the object of Beth's desire. He spends his weekends having casual encounters with women and his weekdays trying not to think about how gorgeous, smart, and sexy Beth is. Because not only is Beth his colleague, she's the younger sister of one of his closest friends.
When Mark is assigned to escort Beth to those weekend galas, they both quickly realize that things could get very interesting. Will Beth be as naughty as she would like to be? Can Mark be as good as he wants to be? Even if they give in to their desire for each other, how can they risk romance when so …

Kyland (A Sign of Love) by Mia Sheridan

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Kyland
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Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk. 
Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.
Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.
They're both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind? 
Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Ad…

Sweet Victory (Hope Falls #3) by Melanie Shawn

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Sweet Victory (A Hope Falls Novel Book 3)
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Samantha Holt has spent her entire life focused on her career as an Olympic snowboarder - to the point that she's never even had a boyfriend. Now the auburn-haired beauty has taken an early retirement to focus on her personal life, which is about to get a lot more interesting when a sexy man from her past comes to town. Can she trust him enough to be her first?
Luke Reynolds has moved back to the Sierra Nevadas to be closer to his family. A big bonus is the chance to finally be close to Samantha Holt, the girl he's been interested in for the entire ten years he's known her. Their snowboarding careers have put them in close proximity before, but Sam seems to have walls up when it comes to him. The bright blue eyes and sexy scruffiness that melt other womens' hearts seem to have no effect on her. Will Luke be able to show her that it's safe to let her guard down?
Review:
I was really excited to start reading Sweet Victo…

Blog Tour: Better When He's Bold (Welcome to the Point #2) by Jay Crownover - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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Available Feb 3! Pre-Order now on Amazon * Amazon.de * Barnes & Noble Add to Goodreads
Synopsis:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover, comes the second book in a combustible new series, Welcome to the Point, that is sexier, darker, and better than ever.
There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who is bad. . . . Welcome to the Point.
In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them. Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like The Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself?
Brysen Carter has always seen the real Race—a guy too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous. Basking in his golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she’ll eventually get burned. She has en…

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam #2) by Margaret Atwood

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The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2)
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The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood. "The Year of the Flood" is a dystopic masterpiece and a testament to her visionary power.

The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners--a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life--has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible.

Have others survived? Ren's bioartist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers, survivor…

Home Sweet Home (Hope Falls #4) by Melanie Shawn

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Home Sweet Home (A Hope Falls Novel Book 4)
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Lauren Harrison didn’t have time for games. Everything in its place. Everything in its order. Everything in its time. But the gorgeous, high-powered real estate agent was about to find out that when it comes to love, there were some things she couldn’t control. 
Nothing in life comes easy. Ben Stevens knew this to be true from an early age. The handsome host of a successful real estate reality show knew all too well that he had what he had because he worked hard for it. His charming demeanor radiated from the screen, but behind the camera, he kept his real life out of the spotlight. 
After becoming co-hosts for a new real estate reality show, Lauren and Ben will both find out that sometimes there is more to someone than meets eye. Will Lauren be able to see the side of Ben that lives behind the camera? Will Ben get to see what’s underneath Lauren’s polished shell? Only time will tell if they can both find a home of their own within eac…

Engaging the Boss (Heirs of Damon #3) by Noelle Adams

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Engaging the Boss (Heirs of Damon Book 3)
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For years, Jonathan Damon has buried himself in his scientific research, but now his uncle threatens to pull the funding for his lab unless Jonathan makes strides toward marriage and family. So he decides to bring a fake fiancee to his cousin's wedding to mollify his uncle. And the only convenient candidate for this particular experiment is Sarah. 
Sarah has been Jonathan's assistant for years, and she knows he's never thought of her in any other way. She's happy to play the part of his fiancee, but being thrown into unusual intimacy with her brilliant, sexy boss stirs up feelings she has never been able to admit before. 

If only those feelings could be returned...
Review:
When I first started reading Engaging the Boss I thought it was just okay. Just a cheesy romance that would just be meh. The more I read, the farther I got in the book, the more I started to get into it the more I enjoyed it.

Jonathan and Sarah have been…

Snow Days (Hope Falls #6) by Melanie Shawn

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Snow Days (A Hope Falls Novel Book 6)
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She wanted to feel pleasure… After twenty-nine years, high school English teacher Amy Maguire realizes something is missing in her life…passion. Always one to tackle a problem head on, Amy makes a plan to remedy her situation. Phase One: find a suitable candidate. Phase Two: experience passion. Simple. Right? Except after countless dates she hasn’t once felt that spark, that chemistry. That is until the sexy new History teacher walks into her classroom…
He wanted to forget pain… Matt Kellan knows he’ll never love again. After tragically losing his wife five years ago, Matt has been in a holding pattern. Every woman he meets wants to fill a void that he knows will never be filled. Until he meets Amy. Her quest to find fulfillment has nothing to do with letting her into his heart…just his bed.
Passion brought them together. Love may drive them apart.
Review:
Okay so I really didn't think I would love any of Melanie Shawn's couples more th…

ARC review: Once Upon A Rose (La Vie en Roses #2) by Laura Florand

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Coming soon! Add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads
Synopsis:

She stole his roses.
Fleeing the spotlight, burnt out rock star Layla—“Belle”—Dubois seeks refuge in the south of France. That old, half-forgotten heritage in a valley of roses seems like a good place to soothe a wounded heart. She certainly doesn’t expect the most dangerous threat to her heart to pounce on her as soon as she sets foot on the land.
He wants them back.
Matt didn’t mean to growl at her quite that loudly. But—his roses! She can’t have his roses. Even if she does have all those curls and green eyes and, and, and…what was he growling about again?
Or maybe he just wants her.
When an enemy invades his valley and threatens his home, heart, and livelihood, Matthieu Rosier really knows only one way to defend himself.
It might involve kissing.
Review:

*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Wow Laura Florand writes stories that are so amazing they make me want things I don't even really …

Sweet Reunion (Hope Falls #1) by Melanie Shawn

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Sweet Reunion (A Hope Falls Novel Book 1)
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For Amanda Jacobs, dealing with the pain of losing her beloved Dad is the toughest thing she's ever gone through, and it comes with a lot of complications, as well - like taking over the family business, Mountain Ridge Outdoor Adventures. It makes her miss the simplicity of being a teenager, when she was surrounded by her amazing friends, The Fabulous Four, and she was madly in love with her Dad's right hand man, Justin Barnes. His sexy smiles and deep brown eyes had made her heart race in a way she's never felt before or since. When the Fabulous Four unexpectedly show up on her doorstep to support her through this complicated time, things seem to be looking up for Amanda. But that's not the only surprise visit in store for her...

Justin Barnes left Hope Falls ten years ago, in the dead of night, and didn't think he'd ever set foot there again. That was just fine with him, except for one little complication: Aman…

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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One day, a young girl named Alice is sitting on the riverbank with her sister, when she sees a curious looking white rabbit. She soon after falls into the magical world of Wonderland, where she meets a series of strange creatures.
Review:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the first book for my Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge! It was such a great first read for this challenge! So fun and silly and just ridiculous in really amazing way. I loved it. I loved how the story just kind of goes round and round and gets off track every two seconds. You just keep meandering here and there and everywhere. I loved how it would go from one thing to another by use of the same sounding words, but different meanings in just ridiculous ways. Like when Alice was wet and needed to get dry the one character starts reciting the driest thing he knows which is just...oh I just loved it. I love word play things like that, especially when it is so whimsical. I ju…

Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

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"I live in two worlds, one is a world of books." -Rory Gilmore
I was super excited when Gilmore Girls was added to Netflix last year as I love love love that show. It is definitely one of my favorites. At the time I kept seeing references to the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. Prior to this I hadn't heard of it, but someone compiled a list of all 339 book referenced in Gilmore Girls! Well I knew I needed to work my way through the list as I had not read very many of them so that is what I am going to do. The end of last year was a bit busy for me so it got pushed off until this month, but here we go! So I am just going to read through the list kind of in order. I have read a few of the books for book club so I might read some out of order for that, but otherwise just I will just read them as they are listed. If I have read the book before and remember reading it I might skip it for the time being and then come back and re-read the skipped ones at the end. I might also re…

Snowed In (Hope Falls #7) by Melanie Shawn

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Snowed In (A Hope Falls Novel Book 7)
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The Free-Spirit…  Nikki Maguire does what she wants, says what she wants, and lives by her own set of rules. She is an intoxicating combination of beauty, sex-appeal and sharp wit that men find irresistible. Unfortunately for them, none have ever come close to holding Nikki’s attention, and settling down is not even on her radar. 
The Politician…  Sexy Senator Michael Gowan lives under a microscope. As a man of power and influence, he always has to do and say the right thing. Every move he makes is heavily scrutinized. After being named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People and landing on countless Most Eligible Bachelor lists, the spotlight on his personal life has never been more intense. But Mike has no interest in love...he doesn’t even believe it exists. 
The Stormy Night…  Grounded by a snowstorm, they share an anonymous night of passion and connection, both finding what their souls have been missing. But in the light of day, will the…

My First - Jason & Katie (Crossroads #1) by Melanie Shawn

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My First - Jason & Katie (Crossroads, Book 1)
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Jason Sloan is known as Harper’s Crossing’s resident Romeo, and he’s never had to work too hard to live up to that nickname. With his easygoing charm, whiskey-colored brown eyes, and sinfully sexy half smile, women just seem to fall all over themselves when he’s around.
Well...most women, anyway. Katie Lawson’s the one woman who isn't putty in his hands, and she's the only one he’s ever wanted in his arms.
Katie Lawson left Harper's Crossing in the middle of the night ten years ago, immediately after her high school boyfriend Nick's funeral. She left behind all memories of Nick, and she left behind her life-long best friend, Jason Sloan.
Now she's on the fast track to junior partner at one of San Francisco's top law firms. She's made a life for herself that's all about maintaining order and sticking to the rules. Rule #1 is keeping herself WAY too busy to think about all that she ran away from. If s…

Whatever It Takes by L. Maretta

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Whatever It Takes
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Gavin Fitzgerald is the perfect husband. His wife, Emma, was always able to brag to her friends about how caring, loving, helpful, and successful he was. Having been married five years, they have just put the finishing touches on their dream home and are ready to start a family. Everything seems ideal until one day Gavin confesses to Emma that he was unfaithful, turning their entire relationship from perfect to a total disaster. 
Suddenly Emma's carefully controlled world is chaotic and her future uncertain as she struggles to determine if she is able to forgive Gavin or have the strength to move on.
Review:
I was looking forward to reading Whatever It Takes. It is not your normal romance since it starts off the day after Gavin admits he cheated on his wife Emma. I was curious to see if the author would be able to write it so that the couple would be able to work it out and get stronger or if this was the beginning of the end of the relationship.

Gavin chea…

Honor Bound (The Protectors #2) by Samantha Chase & Noelle Adams

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Honor Bound (The Protectors Book 2)
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My life was just like any other girl’s until the Maxwell corporate empire ruined my family and stole my future. I’d given up hoping to see justice done, but then the way to right this wrong was dropped in my lap. My job with an event planner can get me into the home of one of Maxwell’s business partners. I can find evidence of what they did to my father. I can make sure they pay.
I wasn’t expecting Sebastian.
Sebastian has been hired for security, but he is also the son of the man I despise. I should hate Sebastian purely on principle. I shouldn’t care that he’s sweet and funny and sexy as hell. He’ll always be a Maxwell, and that means he’s my enemy.
I can’t help but want him anyway.
He seems to want me too, but only for a good time. He’s the son of privilege, and he’ll never be serious about me. He’ll also never betray his family. If he finds out what I’m really doing here, he’ll turn on me in an instant. He’ll keep me from finding justice.

It’…

Duty Bound (The Protectors #1) by Samantha Chase & Noelle Adams

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Duty Bound (The Protectors Book 1)
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I used to think I could be a hero, but one deadly night destroyed that delusion. So I’ve come home defeated. My military career, my best friend, my purpose—all of it is lost.
What I find is her.
She’s my best friend’s sister, and she’s everything I shouldn’t want. She’s on a hopeless quest for answers about her brother’s death, but those are secrets that can never come to light. She’s always been a fighter, and she desperately wants the truth.
I desperately want her.
Someone is trying to kill her now, and she won’t let me keep her safe. I have to do it anyway, even if she doesn’t trust me, even if she hates me for it. A man protects what’s precious to him, whether or not he can ever claim her for his own. So she becomes my purpose.
I’ll become a hero for her.
Review:
I was really excited to start Duty Bound. I recently discovered Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams and have enjoyed their works. I thought perfect! I like these two authors, I should enjo…

Cover Reveal: Obligation by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Obligation by Aurora Rose Reynolds, book 2 in the Underground Kings Series, is coming Feb 12th!! I am so excited for this one as it should be amazing! Check it out on Goodreads.

Synopsis:

[ob-li-gey-shuh n] An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral.

Myla was sent to a family her father and mother had chosen for her when they knew their time on earth was almost up. Kai has been watching Myla from afar since he took over the family business from his father and inherited the responsibility of keeping her safe. When word gets back to Kai that Myla is in danger he immediately jumps into action and does the only thing that can be done at the time by marrying her. To Kai, Myla is an unwanted obligation, something that has to be done in order to protect the family business. And to Myla, Kai is another man who she believes will let her down. Neither Myla nor Kai would have thought that something that started off as a farce would become the mos…