Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#ThreeLittleLies Series by Sara Ney - Reviews for all three novellas

I love the #ThreeLittleLies series! Each story is a quick read and so much fun! These were the first introduction to this author and definitely not my last! I had read the first and third book before but somehow missed the second one. I have no idea how I managed to do that. If you haven't read Sara Ney before why not start with some cute, fun novellas? I love them all!

THINGS LIARS SAY:

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Synopsis:

Lies, lies, lies; everybody tells them....

Greyson Keller didn't intend to lie; it just came out that way. So when the object of that lie shows up on her doorstep, she is confused, shocked, and embarrassed.

Calvin Thompson is an Ivy Leaguer, attending University over an hour away, playing rugby and basically not giving a crap. So imagine his surprise when some guy named Greyson begins rumors online that they're dating -- the only logical solution is to drive an hour and confront him...

Be there when Greyson and Cal finally meet face-to- face because.
Sparks. Will. Fly.

This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.
Yes, sparks fly. That's why this book is intended for those 17+ and older.
Foul language, cursing, and sexual content.

Review:

I must say I was hesitant to start reading this book. I didn't think it would be for me. The synopsis just seems so...not like something I would enjoy.

Color me surprised when I loved this story! It was sooo cute!! I really loved it right from the get go. It is a quick read, but even if it wasn't I couldn't put it down. My husband was bugging me about something and this was one where I just waved him off with a "reading" and nothing more. I couldn't be bothered to put it down as it was so much fun!! Greg and Calvin were so cute together!

So what is this all about? Well Grey's sorority sisters keep hassling her to name who she is bringing to their big soirée they are having (that Grey is planning) so she makes up a lie. She comes up with a name - Cal Thompson - based on things she sees around her. She starts tweeting to a fake Cal Thompson and thinks no harm done. Only there is a real Cal Thompson, roommate to one of her sorority sisters cousins, and said cousin brings up the fact that some guy, Grey, is tweeting about him. Maybe stalking him! So Cal makes the hour drive to go confront this guy...and finds Grey. A girl.

From there it was so so cute! They start emailing back and forth, texting each other and they start falling for each other. Cal is a rugby player and is always a bit beat up, but Grey doesn't mind. Nobody has ever thought he was super good looking before, but Grey does. She thinks he is super sexy and hot and wonderful. It was so cute watching them flirt with each other and figure this out. That last chapter from Calvin's sisters point of view? Amazing!! Man they were adorable. A super cute, fun, quick read.

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

THINGS LIARS HIDE:

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Synopsis:

Authors Note: This novella, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.

Secrets, secrets, everybody has them…

Tabitha Thompson is many things, but a liar isn’t one of them. Unless you count the sexy secret she’s spent a year hiding from everyone: her friends, her family. The secret she never counted on anyone discovering…

One chance encounter.
One clumsy mistake.
One sexy discovery.

Now, only Collin Keller stands in the way of her secret—and everyone else. And he just may be the one who ruins it all…

Tabitha Thompson, you secretive little sneak.

Review:

When I started reading Things Liars Hide I was really confused. I was just so so on reading it, but definitely willing to give it a try since I loved the other two stories in this series. But Tabitha? I thought her secret was something else and I didn't expect to really like her. But I did. Because how could you not?

Tabitha has a secret. Something she has been keeping from everyone for a long time. Her friends, her family, everyone. No one knows her secret. Until Collin. Sexy, funny Collin. Her brother's girlfriends brother. It would be weird if she liked him/dated him right? Like siblings dating siblings - parents wouldn't like that right? Oh Tabitha. I didn't really understand her totally, I don't get being so embarrassed by things and whatnot, but I so enjoyed reading her story.

Collin is taken with Tabitha as soon as he sees her. It is a bit of an awkward first meeting, Tabitha makes some assumptions about some things that she quickly learns are not as they appeared, and it was a lot of fun. Collin is interested so he won't let her standoffish ways dissuade him from trying to get her to give him a chance especially when he keeps running into her. He is wonderful. He learns her secret and is amazing with her. So supportive and there for her however she needs. These two were great together. Tabitha fought it at first, but she liked Collin from the beginning as well. There is only so much fight she can put up before she gives in to a guy as great as he is. This book was another
great read in this series!

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


THINGS LIARS FAKE

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Synopsis:

What if…

Someone you barely knew asked you for a favor.

What if…

They needed you to be something you weren’t, in exchange for nothing. Unless you count a mouth full of lies and a half-broken heart. Faker. Pretender. Liar. There are worse things to be called.

So would you do it? Would you?

Daphne Winthrop did.

And you’re about to find out what happens in the end.

Review:

Phew! Daphne and Dexter we so hot together! Ah! I loved this story! After reading Things Liars Say I immediately wanted more. I had this one on my Kindle so I had to read it and it was another great read. It was a lot of fun, super cute, hilarious story.

Daphne first sees Dexter when she is out with her girlfriends at a wine bar. He is with a bunch of jerk guys, but he doesn't seem to be happy to be with them which intrigues her. Plus he is wearing a sweater vest. To a bar. On a Saturday night. Who does that? Nothing really happens, but when they both find themselves alone at the theater the next weekend things get interesting. They are both there for the same vintage Sci-Fi film and there is that awkward they say hello, they go into the same theater, do they sit together? Do they keep talking? What should you do? thing.

They both liked each other right away, but Dexter is not very confident with women. Especially not women like Daphne whom he thinks is way out of his league. She is a hot, sexy nerd, but still a nerd and so she is perfect for him. She thinks Dexter is incredibly hot with his glasses and suspenders and oh I loved them! She wants to go on a date with him, but isn't sure if he is into her like that.

When his family thinks they are dating he asks her to play along. To go to a family gather as his fake girlfriend, and she agrees even if she is a bit disappointed to have to be his fake girlfriend. He always thinks she wouldn't go for someone like him, but they are sweet. With the help of Dexters pesky twin sisters these two eventually figure everything out, but I loved watching them get there. Lot of fun shenanigans that lead to super freakin hot sexy times! These two were perfect. This story was great. A super fun, lighthearted, funny, cute read.

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


About the Author:
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out- loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Heartless (Amato Brothers #1) by Winter Renshaw

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Synopsis:

My obsession was born of innocence and good intentions, and it began the day I spotted a handwritten journal lying in the bushes outside a townhouse on Lexington Avenue. It was raining sideways that morning, and my intention was to return it the next day; safe and dry.

Only I kept it.

I kept it, and I read it.

A week later, overwhelmed with curiosity and feeling guilty for harboring secrets that didn’t belong to me, I tried to return it.

Only I wasn’t expecting to meet him.

Unapologetically heartless and enigmatically sexy, he claims he knows nothing about the journal I found outside his place, but the reticent glint in his blue-green gaze tells me otherwise.

There’s something different about him; something damaged yet magical, and I’m drawn to him; pulled into his orbit.

There’s just one problem.

The more I get to know him, the more I’m positive the journal belonged to him . . .

. . . and the more I find myself hoping, selfishly, that I’m wrong.

Review:

Heartless was a fun read. Aidy and Ace were perfect for each other. Aidy is all positive sunshine and rainbows and Ace was more reserved, more serious and could use Aidy in his life. It was a sweet read. 

Aidy lives with her sister and nephew and runs her own business, which is starting to pick up. She found a diary a little while ago in the rain and fully intended to give it back to the owner, but she ends up reading it and can't quite part with it yet. The guy who wrote it loved this girl so much, in a way that Aidy wishes someone would love her. She is kind of obsessed with the diary and its owner, but she knows she eventually needs to give it back. When she goes to return it though she meets Ace and let's just say it didn't go too well. He was not in a good mood, he claimed to have never seen the diary before and just chases her off. She thinks that is the last she will see of him, but fate has other ideas. What do you do when you keep running into the same person again and again?

Ace hasn't had the best of years. He is still a bit messed up from some things that had happened and is trying to figure out what he is going to do with his life. He doesn't really think he is fit to be around people, and the day he first meets Aidy proves that. He makes a lot of mistakes, but he is not a bad person. When he keeps running into Aidy he is intrigued. She is fun and light and carefree - everything he is not. When they start to get to know each other it was fun. I loved Aidy and Ace was just as wonderful. These two were awesome. 

Now there was one part towards the end I didn't care for. Aidy was a bit...stupid? She acted like she was a lot younger than she ever seemed and it was just okay. But then the author turned it around and all was right in the world again. This was a new to me author, but I will definitely be reading more. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wild (Wild #1) by Adriane Leigh

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Synopsis:

Kat Kennedy moved to the rugged coast of Maine to start a new life, but encountered much more than she bargained for in dark, dangerous, and seductive Lane Wild.

Desire and temptation smolder before she succumbs to her darkest fantasies with the captivating stranger. She doesn't expect to see him again after an explosive one-night stand leaves her breathless and craving more, but just like lightning in the darkness, he shows up in her life at the most unpredictable moments.

A sensual game of cat and mouse ensues before the attraction between them reaches a fever pitch—the magnetism combustible, the sexual tension nearly unbearable—and Kat finally abandons inhibition and explores the cunning, selfish, and sexual side of a world she's never known.

They have the perfect non-relationship—passion-fueled nights with no strings attached—until life gets real and the past and present collide in a dangerous storm of lust and obsession.

Warning: The Wild Series is packed full of unfiltered, rough around the edges, dirty-talkin' alpha males intended or mature audiences. Enjoy!


Review:

I went into Wild thinking I would love it. Hot alpha male? Yes please! Only...it felt like this book was just sexy times, and not sexy times I loved, and not much else. Sure there is the makings of a story in there, but it wasn't focused on. So what I was left with was underdeveloped characters who I couldn't connect with at all, immediate change in thinking and such that was just told to me not shown, and sexy time. Oh and a two second "dangerous past" situation that was just resolved almost instantly. Not for me.

Kat is running from her past and hiding out on the coast of Maine. She doesn't want connections to anyone or anything in case she has to run again. Only she runs into a super hot guy in town and she can't seem to stay away from him. Or rather he won't stay away from her. She lashes out at him whenever he is near and yet he still likes her. He likes her fiery side and he knows they have super hot sex so why not continue? Neither wants anything more so it will be perfect. 

Then somewhere along the way they fall in love or something. Honestly I didn't see the connection between them. I was told it was there and that feelings developed but...I never saw it. Then again I never really knew the characters, just what I was told of them. Also the POV switches from Kat to Lane every few chapters and I must say I didn't care for Lane's POV at all. I found him...He is the one that was really against getting involved with someone and I didn't believed he fell for Kat at all. I know he told me he did, but I didn't see it. 

This whole story felt very underdeveloped. Like it was just pieced together and only kind of fleshed out from an outline. Like okay now this happens so I am told it did. Now he feels this so I am told he feels this now. Now she does this so I am told she does it. It was...it was choppy. It felt like the story just jumped from one thing to another and was just filler to get from one sexy time to the next. Now granted I don't mind just having a book full of sexy time light on the story, but then I want the sexy time to be amazing. And this was alright, but things kept being brought up in said sexy time (like adding a partner) that were then never addressed again. I kept expecting Kat to really go and let loose and give into her darkest fantasies like the synopsis says...but she really doesn't. She comments on one thing Lane does and how it would be okay if certain conditions were met and I thought oh, that will be fun to read, but then it never happened.

Overall this book left me disappointed. I couldn't connect with the characters or story since it was just fluff and the sexy time wasn't good enough to make up for it. Just an okay read, but nothing amazing. 

Rating: ★ ★

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

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Synopsis:

Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she's enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor's wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.

As Susan reads, she's drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine, and as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield's thriller. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.

Review:

After watching and loving Nocturnal Animals I saw there was a book the movie was based on. This book, so I put it on hold at the library to see what it was like. I was hoping I would love it just as much as I did the movie.

Tony & Susan was an interesting read. Because I had just seen the movie I knew where it was headed (if it was the same), and yet it was still really intense! I still was holding my breath at times waiting to see what would happen. It was particularly interesting because it was the same, but different. Everything that happened was basically the same as the movie, but small things were different. Susan was a bit different, the specifics were a bit different, but it still was very much the same.

Susan gets a book one day from her ex-husband Edward. He was always trying to write while they were together, but she was really harsh with him and didn't really think he had it in him. Not everyone does. So when he writes her asking if she will read his book she agrees. She is just hoping it won't be too bad so she doesn't have to be harsh when she tells him what she thought.

Susan was an odd one. She...the way she thinks about things is just strange to me. But it was Susan. I didn't really get her, but that was okay as I didn't need to. I just knew what she was like and that was good enough.

Now this book switched between Susan's life and Edward's story. At first I would get so into Edward's story that when it switched back to Susan and what she was thinking/feeling it was so jarring. Like someone splashed me with cold water. And I couldn't wait to get back to Edward's story. As it moved along I was enjoying both parts and it was interesting to see her take on what he had written.

The book Edwards writes is quite intense, and I loved it. This whole story, the idea, the concept, I really enjoyed. It is not a happy go lucky story. It is dark and raw and intense in the best way. If you have seen to movie and enjoyed it give this book a read. If not read it then see the movie. Both are amazing and really interesting.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cover Reveal: Logan - A Preston Brothers Novel (Book 2) by Jay McLean



Logan is coming Oct 1! Who else is excited to read this newest Preston Brothers book? I know I am counting down the days!! For now check out the cover and pre-order your copy! I cannot wait!!


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Synopsis:

As a kid, Logan Preston was a brat.

Through his teens, he became the bad boy

Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to expect.

***


High school dropout, Logan Preston is a

good-for- nothing stoner.

A black sheep.

A disappointment.

The worst Preston Punk of the lot.

At least that’s how everyone in his small town

makes him feel.

But Logan Preston has secrets.

Secrets so dark and so deep below the surface that the only way he can fight them is to stay high, high, high.

He wears cockiness as a mask.

Arrogance as his armor.

Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing question:

What's beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?





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Prior Books in the series (click title to go to my review):

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The Preston Brothers Series is a spin-off of the More Than Series. Meet the More Than men in:


More Than This (Book 1) - Jake Andrews: Sweet jock

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More Than Her & More Than Him (book 2 & 3) Logan Matthews: Arrogant asshat.

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More Than Forever (Book 4) - Cameron Gordon: High school sweetheart.

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More Than Enough (Book 5) - Dylan Banks: Broody, silent Marine.

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About the Author:

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, as well as skilled procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Release Day: The Outskirts (The Outskirts Duet #1) by T.M. Frazier


 The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier is now LIVE! 

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Synopsis: 

Sawyer wants a life of her own.
Finn wants to forget he ever had one.

After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes 

into the swamp to be alone.
That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up, 
all SCORCHING HOT innocence, 
claiming she owns the land less than 
fifty feet from his front door.

Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse?
She makes him WANT things.
Things Finn hasn’t wanted in a very very long time.

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.
Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.

The Outskirts is Book One in the Outskirts Duet.




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! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

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Synopsis:

Sisterhood in all its drama, hilarity and tears is at the heart ofNew York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins's thoroughly captivating new novel, featuring the wit and romance that readers have come to expect from the much-loved creator of the Blue Heron series... 

Wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate understands the happily-ever-after business, yet somehow she's still involved in her ex-husband's life. In fact, Owen's new wife may—inexplicably—be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this, well, relationship isn't helping her move on, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll be able to bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life…and hopefully make one of her own. 

Her timing couldn't be more perfect, since Rachel will need her younger sister. Her idyllic marriage has just fallen to pieces in spectacular fashion after she discovers her husband sexting with one of his colleagues. Second chances aren't in Rachel's nature, but the desire for an intact family has her rethinking her stance on adultery, much to Jenny's surprise. Rachel points to their parents' "perfect" marriage as a shining example, but to protect her sister Jenny may have to tarnish that memory—and their relationship­—and reveal a secret about their family she's been keeping since childhood. 

During this summer of secrets and lies, temptation and revelation, Jenny and Rachel will rely on each other to find the humor in their personal catastrophes, the joy in their triumphs…and the strength to keep hanging on. 

Review:

*Some spoilers ahead*

If You Only Knew is the story of two sisters, Rachel and Jenny. Rachel who is trying to be a Stepford wife with her husband Adam and her triplets. She thinks that is she can keep everything perfect everything will be great. Only she quickly learns her husband is cheating on her with another women who is amazing in bed. Adam was pretty terrible to Rachel throughout the whole book, wanting her to just get over it already even though he is the one who hurt her. I didn't care for Rachel through most of it as she was a doormat. She didn't have a backbone and she wants everything to stay the same and perfect for her kids. I get that, but...kids pick up on things. Kids know when there is tension between adults. I know you may want a two parent household, but sometimes it is better to be single parents for the kids. So Rachel had a lot to work through in this book - can she forgive Adam? Can they stay married? Can she make their home that picture perfect like she wants it to be?

And Jenny is still hung up on her ex who cheated on her and is now married with a kid - everything Jenny has always wanted. She was also not my favorite as that is all she cared about, being married with kids. It was almost like the guy came second. Like she didn't care who it was with just as long as she had a guy, any guy. So she starts seeing the emotionally unavailable guy who lives in her building and of course falls in love with him even though he is not really available. He keeps telling her he is not forever, this isn't permanent, nothing serious, etc. She just doesn't listen. He has a lot of issues and things to work through and is in no way ready to move on with his life. Not ready to be with someone again. I got it. It would be rough to be in his shoes and he was very upfront about no attachments. 

So this was just an okay story. I didn't care for either sister and then the ending was not the best. Suddenly everything worked out the way it should and it was sunshine and roses. I didn't buy that suddenly the emotionally unavailable guy was okay and ready to be with Jenny or that Rachel was ready to stand up to Adam and give up on her perfect wife dreams. I would have preferred for Jenny to be single at the end and okay with that than this magical everything is suddenly wonderful and we live happily ever after. It doesn't work like that. It made the rest of the story even more of a let down. 

Rating: ★ ★

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cover Re-reveal: #ThreeLittleLies Series by Sara Ney


Check out the brand new covers for the #ThreeLittleLies Series by Sara Ney! These covers are fantastic and available now on Kindle Unlimited.

THINGS LIARS SAY
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Synopsis:

Lies, lies, lies; everybody tells them....

Greyson Keller didn't intend to lie; it just came out that way. So when the object of that lie shows up on her doorstep, she is confused, shocked, and embarrassed.

Calvin Thompson is an Ivy Leaguer, attending University over an hour away, playing rugby and basically not giving a crap. So imagine his surprise when some guy named Greyson begins rumors online that they're dating -- the only logical solution is to drive an hour and confront him...

Be there when Greyson and Cal finally meet face-to- face because.
Sparks. Will. Fly.

This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.
Yes, sparks fly. That's why this book is intended for those 17+ and older.
Foul language, cursing, and sexual content.


THINGS LIARS HIDE:

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Synopsis:

Authors Note: This novella, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.

Secrets, secrets, everybody has them…

Tabitha Thompson is many things, but a liar isn’t one of them. Unless you count the sexy secret she’s spent a year hiding from everyone: her friends, her family. The secret she never counted on anyone discovering…

One chance encounter.
One clumsy mistake.
One sexy discovery.

Now, only Collin Keller stands in the way of her secret—and everyone else. And he just may be the one who ruins it all…

Tabitha Thompson, you secretive little sneak.


THINGS LIARS FAKE

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Synopsis:

What if…

Someone you barely knew asked you for a favor.

What if…

They needed you to be something you weren’t, in exchange for nothing. Unless you count a mouth full of lies and a half-broken heart. Faker. Pretender. Liar. There are worse things to be called.

So would you do it? Would you?

Daphne Winthrop did.

And you’re about to find out what happens in the end.


About the Author:
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out- loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cover Reveal: Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Falling Fast is the newest standalone from Aurora Rose Reynolds!
Meet Colton & Gia October 2017!
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Synopsis:

Colton Allyster is relieved to be back home. After six months of rehabilitation, losing his career as a Marine along with his fiancé, he’s had to learn quickly what’s really important. Colton grew up wanting to serve his country. Managing his parents’ biker bar was never part of his plan, but after meeting Gia Caro, he’s beginning to think that’s exactly where he’s meant to be.

Ever since Gia Caro arrived in the small, sleepy town of Ruby Falls, Tennessee, her life has spiraled out of control. Between losing her grandmother a little more each day to dementia, and her hot boss’s constant attention, her once quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore.

After weeks of sidestepping Colton, things get out of hand, and before Gia knows what’s happening, she’s spending her nights in his bed and her mornings in his kitchen. And as he cleans out drawers and makes room in his closet, she starts to wonder if she’s falling too fast.




About the Author:

Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Protecting the Movie Star (The Protectors #4) by Samantha Chase & Noelle Adams

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Synopsis:

Protecting the Movie Star was originally published as Home Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

The story of my life isn't pretty. I come from the wrong side of the tracks. I've been a criminal. I've been homeless. I almost killed my father, and I might be responsible for the death of my best friend.
I should not be wanting Evangeline.

Her life story is the stuff of dreams. She's America's sweetheart - beautiful, talented, and famous - and she doesn't want anything to do with me. I'll protect her from a stalker since it's my job, but that's all I'm allowed. No touching, no lusting, no falling in love. I'm all wrong for her, and she's completely off-limits.

But I've never been good about following the rules.

Review:

Protecting the Movie Star was a fun read. I was really curious to see who Cole would fall for and how he would be once he opened up a bit. He has always been a bit of a mystery, a bit...too serious. He hasn't had the best past and he hasn't been able to figure out how to get over things that have happened in his life.

Cole is friends with the other guys in the security company, but he feels like other people feel he is not as good as they are. Like everyone is judging him for who he was and his previous circumstances. Like he is not good enough for good people. He has always felt this way and still lashes out at times over things he perceives as insults that really aren't there. He has a bit of a complex about it. And I get it, but it also makes things harder for himself by clinging to this life isn't fair, everyone thinks less of me idea he has.

Cole really doesn't like rich and famous people. They have to all be spoiled brats who look down on everyone beneath them. He would definitely be beneath them so he lashes out with the anger before they can look down on him. Only his job is to now protect a movie star who is being stalked. He wants nothing to do with it, nothing to do with her, but no one else has the time to do it so it is up to him. So he resigns himself to doing the job and getting out of there. He is not there to be mister nice guy fall all over the star, he is there to keep her safe and that is it.

Evangeline may have grown up with a silver spoon, but she is not all posh judgy rich girl. She is genuinely nice to everyone and people love her. Except for her stalker. She thought she had enough security, but things keep getting by them and she doesn't know what to do. So she calls up her friend Sebastian since he started a security company and could help. And he sends Cole. Cole who she is drawn to until he opens his mouth and is not very nice. She doesn't know what his problem is, but obviously he is a grumpy, angry guy. Or he just really hates her for some reason.

These two were a lot of fun to read. They definitely don't start off on the right foot and even when they start to like each other it isn't easy. Cole gets in his own way all the time thinking things that aren't true just because he has his complex. The back and forth, the mean guy and nice guy, I loved it all. This might be my favorite out of the series. I mean how can I pass up a grumpy guy who becomes so sweet by the end? I can't.

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Protecting the Girl Next Door (The Protectors #3) by Samantha Chase & Noelle Adams

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Synopsis:

Protecting the Girl Next Door was originally published as Forever Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

I like women, and I like adventure. I always have. The last thing I want to do is settle down with the girl next door and live a boring, domestic life. So I have no idea what I'm doing here, posing as a first-grade teacher.

It's the most ridiculous undercover security job I've ever had to work. Corralling a bunch of six-year-olds while I try to do my job and keep anyone from knowing how clueless I really am. I manage to fool everyone. Except Kristin.

She's an actual teacher, and she's determined to find out what I'm really doing here. She doesn't trust me, and her daughter doesn't like me. And the worst part is that I'm starting to like them. A lot.

So now, instead of being the tough guy, I'm stuck with rowdy children and Christmas pageants and falling in love. It's not the way I thought I'd spend Christmas.

Review:

Protecting the Girl Next Door was a great read. I enjoyed the original story, but it has been long enough that I don't remember the details so it was like reading it again for the first time. Kristin and Declan were really cute together.

Declan is a big, tough ex Marine who is tasked with protecting a first grader. She is fine outside of school, but her father needs someone to watch her while she is there. So Declan has to pretend to be a substitute teacher for her first-grade class and he has no idea what he is doing. He is not a kid person, not a teacher, he is in way over his head.

Kristin is a fellow teacher who has a child in Declan's class. Her kid loves school, loves learning and working on whatever. Lilly, Kristin's daughter, tells her how the substitute isn't really teaching them anything which Kristin doesn't like at all. Man, she was not very easy to like at first. She is very strict and not very happy to find Declan teaching her daughter. She knows there is something odd about him, he won't talk about his past teaching experience or anything like that. She thinks he is a fraud and is determined to out him and get to the bottom of everything. She feels bad about it slightly, but she doesn't know what else to do. So what if she is attracted to him...that doesn't matter. She hasn't dated since losing her husband. She still misses him, but Declan gets to her.

For his part Declan never thought he would settle down with a wife and kids and white picket fence. He just didn't think it was for him. But Kristin and Lilly have him thinking differently. He likes them both, he falls for both of them. He wants to be with them, but Kristin isn't sure she can be in a relationship again. She doesn't want her daughter, or herself, to be hurt if things don't work out. Better to not take a chance. Only life doesn't always work that way. It was cute watching the two of them figure everything out. From being not really friends to more it was a cute read.

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Monday, August 28, 2017

Release Blitz - Muscle Memory by Stylo Fantôme




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Synopsis:

Her lips, the way she feels, how she moves against me. Her voice when she laughs, her eyes when she cries. Her soul connected to mine, for better or for worse, for all eternity.

I don't remember.

A blank face. Unrecognizable. The darkness and impenetrable fog, day after day after day. Who am I? And for that matter, who is she?

I can't remember.

Two sides to the same coin – one wants to remember, and the other wants to stay forgotten. Which side will win? Can he trust his heart to bring him back to her? Or will she stay lost in the fog forever?

I might never remember.

Warning: features adult themes

Review:

I'm going to be honest here - it took me a while to get into Muscle Memory. Like 20% before I started enjoying the story. I honestly almost stopped reading before then and was just never going to finish it. Because the beginning? I didn't care for it. I found it...kind of boring. I didn't care for the guy, I didn't care for the before story, I didn't connect with any of it. So it wasn't that good.

But I was sitting here and needed something to read for just a little bit and I thought I would give this story one more try. One more chance to see if it drew me in, and surprisingly it did. This is why I have a hard time not finishing books - they might surprise me and become great reads. After about 20% the story picked up for me and I started to enjoy it. I started to want to know what was going to happen. You have the before chapters and the current chapters and I was curious to see how they would match up. How we got from before to now and what would happen if the guy ever regained his memory.

Jon woke up alone in the hospital. He doesn't know who he is or what happened and no one has come looking for him. He knows he used to take drugs, at least that is what the doctors say. He apparently detoxed while he was in a coma. But he has no memories. Nothing that he knows for sure, expect things like he is left or right handed and can read. Nothing concrete. So how do you start your life again when you don't know who you are or what you like? It is tough.

Jay is a druggie. He hasn't talked to his family in years, ever since he stole from them to pay for his addictions. He is not the best guy, he can't hold a job, he just likes getting high and partying and doing whatever. Then he meets her. Delany. And he knows this girl is something special. And she likes to party too. He knows he might not be the best for her, he is dragging her into his druggie ways, but he loves her more than anything. And she loves him just as much. They don't have much, they are really on a super destructive path, but they have each other.

Jon is trying to figure out his life, but it is hard when he can't get a new social security number so he can't get a job. He gets set up in a halfway house with volunteer work to pay for his housing. And that is where he meets some new people who become like friends to him.

Now Jon doesn't know his past, he remembers things every once and a while, things that aren't important like something he liked or not, but that is it. It is all a fog. Sometimes he says something or does something and he gets a feeling that he did it before or said it before, but he can't find the details. Until things get complicated and people from his past start showing up. Until he finds out who he is even though none of it sounds familiar. He wasn't the smartest, he made a lot of stupid decisions, but I still enjoyed it. I mean I don't really know what I would do or that I would make better choices if I were in his place. I enjoyed it and would read more from the author and see what the other stories are like. This story was an interesting idea and after that beginning I enjoyed it even if it was a bit cheesy at times.

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2



About the Author:

Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

Shift (Hearts and Arrows #2) by Staci Hart

Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you the second installment of an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

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Synopsis:

Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars. It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. But my prize is far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — I want her. 


And for the first time in a very long time, I have the chance to keep her. 

Because now the ground has shifted, tilted in my favor, and with her footing unsteady, she will fall. 

I will catch her. 

This time, I won’t let go.


Excerpt:

ARES

The city stretched up like quartz against the fading sunlight, the colors of the sky deepening with every second that slipped by. Ares’s eyes were on the horizon, slashed with the darkening skyscrapers at the southern tip of Manhattan, but his mind was a thousand years behind him, and her face filled the space in between.

They were Mars and Venus. Man and woman. Ares and Aphrodite. The bond between them was unbreakable, undeniable, no matter how she had tried to reject it, tried to stay away. She’d never quite succeeded. She never would.

Even the gods could not betray the will of the stars.

It had been a hundred years since she warmed his bed, a hundred years of waiting for her. Now they would compete again in a game that mattered little to him. His prize was far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — he wanted her. And for the first time in a very long time, he had a chance to keep her.

Adonis had been in the way far too long — even murdering the human hadn’t removed him from the equation — but now the ground had shifted, tilted in Ares’s favor, and with Aphrodite’s footing unsteady, she would fall.

He would catch her.

This time, he wouldn’t let go.

Ares had already chosen his human player, and soon he would make his way down to the throng of gods who waited for the game to begin. She would be there. She would make her choice, and the fire between them would ignite as it always did — first with a spark, then a flicker. Then, she would be consumed, and so would he.

It would be the same as it ever was, and he was so starved for her, his body tensed from head to heart to heel in anticipation of what was to come.

From a hundred years down to a few days, the distance traveled worth every second of longing, and with every moment that passed, the stars moved closer to alignment and to his favor. And there was nothing she could do to fight it.

He’d see to that.


About the Author:


Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bait by Jade West


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Synopsis:

A stranger online. Dark hair and even darker eyes that knew my dirty desires before I did.
A fantasy that should never be spoken. But he pulled the confession from me.
And now he’s coming for me.
Rough. Dirty. Dangerous.
It’s supposed to be one night to get me off and make me forget.
He’ll make me his and I’ll pretend I don’t want him to.
I’ll run and he’ll chase.
Because I asked him for this.
I begged him for this.
Tonight, in the darkness, he’s the hunter.
And I’m the bait.


Review:

Bait was a fantastic read. I love Jade West so so much. Not only are her stories super hot, but they have a great story to them as well. Usually for this kind of smut I can get one but not the other, but with her books even if you took out to super hot sexy times you would still have a great story. Just a note about the story - the girl wants a monster to chase her and take her when he catches her and not stop, even if she says no because he knows she doesn't mean it (yes this is arranged beforehand). If that doesn't sound like your thing then don't read this book. If so then read on!

Abigail is broken. She hasn't had the best times recently and she is not sure how to start living again. One thing she does know is her dreams are back. Her monster is back. And maybe now is the time to take this fantasy into reality.

Abigail has always had the same dream - a monster chasing her. It started when she was young and they were a nightmare, but over time it grew into something more. It grew into a fantasy that she is a bit ashamed to want. She is at a point now where she wants to see if she can find her monster. Can find the guy who can use her like she wants. Who will chase her, make her afraid, but then give her all the pleasure pain she wants.

Phoenix is a monster. But not really. His past has made him this way and I loved the slow reveal of what actually happened with him. Why he isn't speaking to his brother, who made him the monster that he is, all of it. He has baggage too, just like Abigail, but when he sees her ad looking for a monster he is intrigued. He could be that for her. Make sure she doesn't get herself into a truly bad situation. One night, that is what she said. That is what he can give. One night and then it is done. She will never even know his name, never know anything about it. It should be perfect.

Only these two. Oh, it was hot, but also sweet. For as much as he hurts her (like she wants), he is also there to take care of her and make sure she is okay. They start off and shouldn't be anything to each other, but eventually grow to be everything. They have their ups and downs, they have their issues they have to work through, but if it is worth it they will figure it out. They will find a way to deal with everything as it comes at them. I loved Phoneix, I loved Abigail, but I really loved the two of them together. They were absolutely perfect for each other and together they made the other person better.

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★



About the Author:

Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact.

Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted.

Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile.

She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness.

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Release Day: Shift (Hearts and Arrows #2) by Staci Hart

Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you the second installment of an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

Now available on

Synopsis:

Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars.

It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. But my prize is far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — I want her. And for the first time in a very long time, I have the chance to keep her. Because now the ground has shifted, tilted in my favor, and with her footing unsteady, she will fall. I will catch her. This time, I won’t let go.




About the Author:


Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Teaser: Muscle Memory by Stylo Fantôme

Coming soon! Add to your to-read list on Goodreads

Synopsis:

Her lips, the way she feels, how she moves against me. Her voice when she laughs, her eyes when she cries. Her soul connected to mine, for better or for worse, for all eternity.

I don't remember.

A blank face. Unrecognizable. The darkness and impenetrable fog, day after day after day. Who am I? And for that matter, who is she?

I can't remember.

Two sides to the same coin – one wants to remember, and the other wants to stay forgotten. Which side will win? Can he trust his heart to bring him back to her? Or will she stay lost in the fog forever?

I might never remember.

warning: features adult themes