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One Night with her Best Friend (One Night Novellas #1) by Noelle Adams

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One Night with her Best Friend
Synopsis:

It just took fourteen years...and one hot night.

After growing up with an unstable father, Kate has always prided herself on her organized and well-planned life. She's secure now with a good job and an impressive boyfriend. And with Aaron, her best friend since high school.

Aaron might be smart, funny, and sexy, but he has never been anything more than a friend. Kate will never risk her stable world and her closest relationship by turning the friendship into romance. It doesn't matter how irresistible she's starting to find him, she still intends to resist.

But then everything changes in only one night...

Review:

One Night with her Best Friend was a fun, cute novella. The story moves fairly quickly, but you get to know the characters and it was just a cute read.

Kate and Aaron have been friends forever. Kate moved around a lot when she was younger. Her dad was not the most stable person and now she needs structure and stability and l…

Special Announcement from Cora Carmack!

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Alright super special announcement from Cora Carmack for fans of her Rusk University series!


All Closed Off, book 4 in the series, is coming in 2016!!! I love this series so I am very excited about this!! Even more so once I read what the story is going to be about. It should be amazing as I know the author will do a great job with this hard topic. After reading the below message I am really looking forward to this story. This is something that is very close to my heart and I have my own story. Not many authors take on something like this as it is difficult to read let alone write about, but it is important. Anyway keep reading to find out all the details!


Check out this message from Cora!
*WARNING: This letter contains spoilers for All Broke Down. If you haven't yet read that book, read at your own peril. SECOND WARNING: this letter talks about fictional characters as if they are real people. Sorry I'm not sorry. THIRD WARNING: The letter below broaches a serious topic that coul…

Loved So Long (The Callahan's #1) by Shauna Leigh Williams

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Loved So Long: The Callahan's Book 1
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Amy Callahan has loved her older brother's best friend and cowboy, Beau Weston, forever. When Beau rides into town after a mysterious three year absence, Amy discovers the love she harbors may not be as unrequited as she thought. Can Amy overcome her insecurities and win Beau's heart for her own?
Review:
Loved So Long was a quick, fun read. Some of the conversations and way things were worded were just a little cheesy, but I liked that. It just made it a really fun read.

Amy has always had a crush on her brothers friend Beau. He is a few years older than her, and when he starts to feel like he cannot control his feelings for Amy he leaves. He leaves with the plan to come back once she is a few years older and be with her. Of course he never tells her this, he just leaves one night without a word.

Three years later Beau is back in town, but Amy doesn't know why he came back.  She still hasn't really gotten over him, but is …

Matched by Angela Graham & S.E. Hall

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Matched
Synopsis:

Date, Mate, Fate. The reality show like no other.  Celebrity edition. 
Eight men and eight women thrown together in paradise, their every move filmed. 
Thorough compatibility testing says everyone’s soul mate is here, in the house with them…but would you know “the one” if you saw them?  One thing a computer can’t do is manufacture love. But in this house, anything’s possible. 
Rated NC-17 for foul language, heavy drinking, and graphic sex . 
*Full length stand alone novel with no cliffhanger.*

Review:

I was looking through books the other day and realized I hadn't read Matched yet. I love Angela Graham's Harmony series, but I haven't read anything by S.E. Hall so I was curious to see how this book would be.

So Matched is not a typical book I would read. It is about a reality show and the people who are on it. It is told from the point of view of Harlow, Oakley, a famous football players, girlfriend. I must say I did not like Oakley right from the start. It is obvi…

Beckman: Lord of Sins (Lonely Lords #4) by Grace Burrowes

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Beckman: Lord of Sins (The Lonely Lords Book 4)
Synopsis:

Beckman Haddonfield is ready to live again...
After years of wandering, Beckman emerges from the shadow of the old sorrows by agreeing to restore a family estate...and embarking on a dalliance with the quiet, pretty housekeeper who resides there. But the lady is not who she seems...

Sara Hunt enjoys the attention bestowed upon her by the estate's handsome visitor, though she knows Beckman's growing affection will die should he learn her startling secret. She's prepared to let him go, but this time, Beck's determined to stand and fight for the one he loves..
Review:
Alright, Beckman: Lord of Sins is the third Lonely Lords book I have read in as many days. While I did enjoy this story, I did like all the characters, I can't help but notice that the same basic outline is followed in all three stories. As I was reading I just thought okay, now this will happen, now this next, oh this is about when this will show up, …

Ethan: Lord of Scandals by Grace Burrowes

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Ethan: Lord of Scandals (The Lonely Lords Book 3)
Synopsis:

Ethan Grey's life was shattered...
Estranged from his family, widowed, and weary from fighting his troubled past, Ethan Grey now has a chance to replace loneliness with love. His sons' beautiful and stubborn governess might help him battle his ghosts, but it's been a long time since he let himself get close to anyone.
Alice Portman has more in common with Ethan than she can comfortably admit. For now, she's satisfied with helping him rebuild his life and family, but the dangerous past is about to catch up with them both.
An unforgettable Regency tale of two wounded people who get another chance at love. Award-winning New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author Grace Burrowes's extraordinary writing will immerse you in a Regency world unlike any you've experienced.
Review:
After reading Nicholas I was interested in getting to know Ethan, the estranged brother, more. Ethan: Lord of Scandals was another grea…

All For You (Paris Hearts #1) by Laura Florand

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All for You (Paris Hearts Book 1)
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Some crushes aren’t meant to be
When her older brother’s best friend left to join the Foreign Legion, eighteen-year-old CĂ©lie moved on to make a life for herself as a Paris chocolatier. Now, five years later, the last thing she needs is another man to mess up her happiness.
Let alone the same man.
But five years in the Foreign Legion is a long time for a man to grow up, and a long time to be away from the woman he loves.
Especially when he did it all for her.

Half strangers, more than friends, and maybe, if Joss Castel has his way, a second chance…
Review:

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

Laura Florand just writes the best books. I love her style of writing and I have never encountered someone who writes quite like her. No one makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside like she does. I just cannot get enough. All For You is the start of a new series about women making their way in Paris and it is just as…

Blog Tour! Asa (Marked Men #6) by Jay Crownover - Review & Giveaway

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Available now Amazon * Amazon.de * Barnes & Noble * Goodreads

Synopsis:
Jay Crownover’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with the much anticipated story of southern charmer and certified criminal Asa Cross.

Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s tr…

Talk Sweetly To Me (Brothers Sinister #4.5) by Courtney Milan

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Talk Sweetly to Me (The Brothers Sinister)
Synopsis:

Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She’ll take obscurity, thank you very much.

All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He’s an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he’s also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and heart-stoppingly handsome. But when he takes an interest in her mathematical work, she realizes that Mr. Shaughnessy isn’t just a scandal waiting to happen. He’s waiting to happen to her…and if she’s not careful, she’ll give in to certain ruination.
Review:
Talk Sweetly To Me is a quick read, but one I greatly enjoyed. I love how Milan writes intelligent, strong women in her books. They are all just amazing and refreshing to read. This novella was no different.

Rose is a…

Release Day!!! Asa (Marked Men #6) by Jay Crownover

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Today is the day!! Asa is finally here!! This is one you definitely don't want to miss. I am so excited for this book, but also a bit sad as it is the last in the Marked Men series. It is sad that such an amazing series is coming to an end, but I can always re-read these books when I need my fix. Also Jay is working on a new series with some of the characters we have met in these great books. I cannot wait! For now go get your copy of Asa now! It is a amazing ending to an amazing series.

Available now Amazon * Amazon.de * Barnes & Noble * Goodreads

Synopsis:
Jay Crownover’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with the much anticipated story of southern charmer and certified criminal Asa Cross.

Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He d…

Nicholas: Lord of Secrets (Lonely Lords #2) by Grace Burrows

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Nicholas: Lord of Secrets (The Lonely Lords Book 2)
Synopsis:

Nicholas Haddonfield has something to hide...
After a wild youth, Nicholas Haddonfield, Viscount Reston, has promised his ailing father he'll finally take a bride, though doing so will force Nick to make impossible choices and face old, painful wounds.
Leah Lindsey is glad to find refuge from her own desperate situation in a marriage of convenience with the gallant viscount. But soon convenience is not enough, and Leah can't understand why Nick remains so distant. What is he hiding, and will he ever allow her into his heart?
An extraordinary and passionate tale of courage tested and fears overcome. Once you enter the lush Regency world of award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes, you'll never want to leave.
Review:

Nicholas:Lord of Secrets was a great read. Nick is so kind and caring, even if he is a bit stubborn and won't share all his thoughts and feelings with others. He is a …

Falling Into Forever (The Springs #2) by Elena Aitken

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Falling Into Forever: Small Town Holiday Romance (The Springs Book 2)
Synopsis:

Welcome Back to The Springs!
The last thing Officer Rhys Anderson expected to encounter at the end of his quiet Sunday afternoon shift was a beautiful woman stranded by the side of the road in his hometown of Cedar Springs. After that one chance meeting, and despite the fact that Rhys knows there’s something Kari’s hiding, he can’t keep his mind off her. 
All Kari Fox wanted to do was run as far away from her life, and her controlling ex-husband, as possible. She never planned to end up stuck in a small mountain town, and she definitely never expected to fall for the handsome police officer who helped her.
With a good job at the Springs resort, good friends and a steamy new relationship, things are finally beginning to go right, and Kari might even be starting to believe that she has a future in Cedar Springs. 

But Kari has secrets. Secrets that threaten to destroy everything she’s trying to create, including he…

Summer of Change (The Springs #1) by Elena Aitken

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Summer of Change: Small Town Holiday Romance (The Springs Book 1)
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With the Springs resort set to open in mere weeks, Trent Harrison needs to stay focused and see to every detail. The last thing he needs is a complication, even one that comes in the form of sexy bar owner, Samantha Burke. 
Samantha loves her quiet close-knit community of Cedar Springs, just the way it is. The addition of a fancy new resort as well as its arrogant owner, and the change they’re both sure to bring, is certainly not welcome. 
With Trent pushing his way into her town, and her life, Samantha’s resistance to him wavers in the face of the passion and heat they share. Change is inevitable, but can either of them drop their guard long enough to accept it when there’s so much on the line?

Review:

Summer of Change was a fun, light read. Trent and his brother have always wanted to own a healing resort. When they find Cedar Springs they build the Springs based around the natural hot springs in the area. They are…

The Suffragette Scandal (The Brothers Sinister #4) by Courtney Milan

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The Suffragette Scandal (The Brothers Sinister Book 4)
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An idealistic suffragette...
Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope...but she needs more rope, and she needs it now.
...a jaded scoundrel...
Edward Clark's aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She's only a pawn to use in his revenge.
...and a scandal seven years in the making.
But the irrepressible Miss Marshall soon enchants Edward. By the time he realizes that his cynical heart is hers, it's too late. The only way to thwart her enemies is to reveal his sc…

Worth: Lord of Reckoning (Lonely Lords #11) by Grace Burrowes

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Worth Lord Of Reckoning (The Lonely Lords Book 11)
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Consummate man of business and rake at large, Worth Kettering, repairs to his country estate to sort out his familial situation, trusting the ever efficient (though as yet unmet) housekeeper, Jacaranda Wyeth, will provide his family a pleasant summer retreat. To his surprise, his household is manage by a quick-witted, violet-eyed beauty who’s his match in many regards.
As Jacaranda and Worth become enamored, the family she’s kept hidden from him, the financial clients Worth feels singularly protective of, and the ragged state of affairs between Worth and his estranged older brother Hessian all conspire to keep Worth and Jacaranda apart. Worth must choose between love and profit, and Jacaranda must decide between loyalty to her family, and the love of a man who values her above all others.
Review:
Worth: Lord of Reckoning was a really fun read. I was expecting Worth to be a bit more of a ladies man since the synopsis says he is a …