Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Every Night Without You: Book 2, Caine & Addison (Unfinished Love #2) by Violet Duke

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Synopsis:

Seven years.

Seven damn years of wondering whether the woman was still alive...whether she'd spent the last two thousand five hundred fifty-five days wondering if he was still alive.

Wondering whether that night was as burned into her memory as it was his.

Seven years having his heart tethered to Addison―and now she's back. With even more reasons to run than she'd had then.

Only this time, Caine isn't letting the gorgeous little flight risk out of his sight.

Regardless of how noble her reasons may be.

“Violet Duke is my go-to read when I just want to immerse myself in a captivating romance.” – NYT bestselling author J.S. Cooper

EVERY NIGHT WITHOUT YOU (Bk 2 of 2) takes place seven years after BEFORE THAT NIGHT (Bk 1 of 2), and is the conclusion of Caine & Addison's story of love, sacrifice, and the lengths one will run―and chase―when their past threatens their future.

Review:

*Note: This is part two of a two-part story. You should have read Before That Night prior to reading this. Some spoilers for that story ahead. 

Every Night Without You is the conclusion to Caine and Addison's story. If you read Before That Night then you know Addison is a sweetheart and Caine is wonderful with her and her siblings. I will admit that it had been so long since I read the first book I didn't remember exactly what happened, but you get all that info in here so I caught up pretty quick. 

Caine and Addison have been living apart for seven long years. They have not seen each other or spoken to each other in that time. It is hard for both of them as they were in love. Still are, but Caine needs to make sure Addison will be safe before he can try and find her again. He has been working as hard as he can to catch her stalker, but the stalker is always one step ahead of Caine. 

When Caine sees Addison one day that is it. He can't stay away anymore, especially since he knows where she is. He has missed too much of her and her siblings lives already. He doesn't want to miss any more. Only he can't just be obviously involved or her life might be in danger. Her stalker was pretty crazy so...they have to be careful. And Addison tries to stay away, tries to just be friends, but with the two of them that just won't work. I loved it. They were awesome together. Addison is still such a sweetheart, always putting the needs of others before her own. She has really done some amazing things in the past seven years. Really made a difference in a lot of people's lives. I loved her, and Caine was just as awesome. They totally work together so it was nice watching them try and figure everything out. How can they be together, but still keep everyone safe? 

These two don't have the easiest road to follow, but they never give up. There are a few twists and turns in there, a few things I wasn't expecting, which made this read lots of fun. 

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ 1/2

Saturday, January 28, 2017

How to Save a Life by Emma Scott

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Synopsis:

Josephine Clark is trapped. A harrowing past haunts her every time she looks in the mirror, and she can’t escape the violence of her everyday life. More and more, her thoughts turn to Evan Salinger, the boy she knew in high school. The boy they called a mental case. A loner. A freak. The boy who seemed to know things no one could know. For a few short weeks, Jo had found perfect solace in Evan’s company, sneaking every night to meet him at the local pool. In the cool of the water and the warmth of Evan’s arms around her, Jo had tasted something close to happiness.

Cruel circumstances tore them apart, and four years later, the sweet memory of their time together is dissolving under the punishing reality of Jo’s life now. Evan seems like a fading dream…until he reappears at the moment she needs him most. Guided by Evan’s strange intuition, they flee her small Louisiana town, and Jo begins to suspect there is something more to his sudden return than he admits.

Over twelve days across America’s heartland, deep secrets come to light, buried pasts are unearthed, and the line between dreams and reality is blurred as Evan and Jo fight to hold on to their soul-deep love, and discover that there is more than one way to save a life.

***

How to Save a Life is a complete second-chance STANDALONE novel with shades of the paranormal. It carries the characters from high school through to their early twenties. It is not YA; mature subject matter, and sexual situations. TRIGGER WARNING: domestic violence (on the page) and mention of sexual abuse (off the page) For readers 18 years and up.

Review:

How To Save a Life was an interesting read for me. I didn't really like the way it was written, but the story was interesting enough to keep me wanting more. I wanted to find out what was going on. Without the mystery of Evan and what happens to tear them apart I probably would have stopped reading after the first chapter or two. Jo was just okay for me. I never really got that she had horrible things happen to her. I know, I know, I was told what happened, but I never really believed it with her. And yet I still really enjoyed this story. Which is odd. Normally if the writing is off like that then the story is just eh for me, but instead I found myself at the end wanting more. So the story really carried the so so writing for me.

Jo has been moving around every few months with her mothers cousin. The rest of her family is not around after some bad things came to light and she doesn't really have anyone. Sure her mothers cousin is there, but he is a long distance trucker and gone most of the time. They don't have that close relationship, and for the most part she is okay with that. She moves from school to school and always tries to set up herself as the school slut. She has a scar on her face that she tries to keep hidden and she knows the kids will talk so why not make it what she wants them to talk about? If she is a slut then maybe she won't be the weird girl with the scar. She wears her otherness like a badge. She dresses the part of the freak as she feels like it makes it easier. She will just accept it and be in control that way. Then at least when people say stuff about her it is true.

Evan is the current school freak. The outcast. The one no one will talk to and everyone picks on. Jo first hears of him from the gossip around school, but when she sees him she is confused. He doesn't look like a freak. He doesn't dress in black and whatnot. He actually is quite good looking and if she didn't know any better she would have assumed he would sit with the popular kids at lunch. Hang out with them. She is so confused as to why he is okay looking normal and wearing whatever he wants. This is part of the Jo just being eh for me thing. Like I don't understand her judgements of people based on what they look like and what not. Like if other kids make fun of you that means you should automatically look like you don't fit in? I didn't get it.

Evan and Jo both don't fit in, but when Jo is around Evan she feels safe. It is nice. And when they find themselves both at the swimming pool late at night they start to get closer. It was sweet and I loved how Jo wasn't afraid to be seen with him in school. How she didn't care what people would say. She liked him so that was that.

The first chunk of this book is them getting to know each other. I kept waiting and waiting to see what would happen to tear them apart and man. It was ridiculous! Evan's adopted family is not the best, his "brothers" pretty terrible to him, and it is not good. Evan gets it, he understands why they pick on him, but sometimes he has to say enough is enough. I really liked him. He has some strange stuff going on, things he tries to hide from most people (except Jo), and he was really sweet and wonderful. He really made the book for me.

So things happen, Jo and Evan were planning on running away together, but those plans get thrown off track. It is not good, especially for Jo. Good thing Evan knows when she needs him and I loved how they came back together. Still I kept thinking how in the world will these two make it? How will they get out of this situation they find themselves in? It definitely didn't play out the way I expected it and it was a lot of fun. An interesting storyline and I am curious to read more by this author.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Any Time, Any Place (Billionaire Builders #2) by Jennifer Probst


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Synopsis:

HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst. 


When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind. 

Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future... 

Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart- mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both...or finally mend two broken hearts.

Review:

Any Time, Any Place was a good read. It is the first I have read in this series, but I definitely want to go back and read the first book now. Dalton and Raven were meant to be together even though Raven tries to fight it. This book was great. 

When she was young Raven's father was killed in a car accident. She had lost her mom already so he was the only parent she had. If that weren't bad enough her dad was with another woman and they were running away to Paris. He was leaving her and never coming back! Plus the lady's family was saying that her father seduced their mother and that is why she was there. It ruined her father's name and Raven vowed to get revenge on the Pierce family when she was able to. They can't get away with ruining her good father's name. They just can't. 

The Pierce family was devastated when their mother died running away with another man. Dalton especially. He was the closest to her. They were like best friends and confidants and to see that she was leaving him and never coming back broke him. He lost faith in love and marriage. So now he loves women, but not long term. No commitment. Only a few times together and then move on to the next one. He loves everything about women. I really loved Dalton. He was upfront about who he was, but also wasn't that afraid to change for the right person. He also didn't have that male must protect my little woman thing going on. Raven is more than capable of taking care of herself and when she does he is so proud of her. I loved it. 

When Raven moves back to town and opens a bar she doesn't expect to run into the Pierce brothers right away. Nor does she expect the crazy pull she has towards Dalton. He had run off to California to try and be his own man, but after his father's passing he was forced to move back home and be part of the family business. He is a woodworker and he loves it. He can see what a piece is or should be. Sometimes their clients ask for one thing, but he knows it should be another so he usually goes with what he knows and the clients end up happier. When he first meets Raven there is just something about her that draws him in. He wants to get to know her, to be there with her, yes to have sexy time with her but the more he is around her the more he just wants to be around her. I loved him. The issue? He knows she feels the connection as well, but she acts like she hates him most of the time. He can't figure it out. What did he do? Why does she hate him for no reason? 

Of course Raven tries to stay away as he is one of the dreaded Pierce brothers. She will get her revenge. She is determined to prove that their mother seduced her father and led him astray. Oh, Raven. I understood her pain and heartache, but I hated that she instantly just wanted to prove that their mother was a horrible person. She never once considered that it could have just been they fell in love and neither of them had nefarious reasons. It was like she was determined to have them go through everything she went through whether it was correct or not. I hated that! But I still enjoyed the book. 

Slowly these two start to get to know each other and Raven really struggles. She wants Dalton, but is she betraying her father if she gives in to him? So she tries to just use his interest to learn about his family. To find clues to what really happened. You know as they are growing closer and actually start to develop feelings for each other that it is not going to be good when Dalton finds out who she really is and what she was up to. I was waiting for the big blow up and man it was a doozy. I loved Dalton, but man. I get it. I mean he still hasn't forgiven his mother for leaving him so how would he react to finding out the guy's daughter, the guy he blames for his mother's death, is actually Raven? Oh, they have a lot to work through, but it was so fun to watch. I loved how everything worked itself out. These two were meant for each other, but that doesn't mean it was easy. My heart broke for Dalton so many times, but everything that happens makes them stronger. I really enjoyed this read. It was a lot of fun. 

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

More Books in the Series:

 
Everywhere and Every Way 
Available on

Pre-order All of Nothing at All (Coming July 25, 2017)


About the Author:

Jennifer Probst - Bio: Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two (King #6) by T.M. Frazier

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Synopsis:

Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.

Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair.
A girl who isn’t even an option.

At least, not anymore.

Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.

This is book six in the King Series and the second part of Preppy and Dre's story.


Review:

Note: This is NOT a standalone book. This is the second part of Preppy and Dre's story, but you should really have read all of the books in the King series prior to reading this one or else you may be a bit lost. They are all amazing anyways so what are you waiting for? Spoilers for prior books ahead!

I love Preppy! I loved him from the first book and I love him even more now. He is amazing! I went into this book super excited to read it, but also dreading it a bit as man, he went through a lot. How is he going to get back to himself in this new world he finds himself in? Will he be able to get back to that amazing guy we all know and love? He was locked up and tortured for a long time and that has to be hard on anyone. Plus, will he be able to work things out with Dre? Who all was behind keeping him alive in secret? What else are these people I love going to have to endure before they prevail? 

This book felt a bit tamer than the author's other books but in the best way. Like it felt like what this book needed to be and I loved that the author didn't add more to the story. That she really told this wonderful story the way it should be told. Plus we get a third part which only makes it better! Preppy has come back from the dead and Dre can't believe it. She thought he was dead along with everyone else, so when she shows up it is...Preppy is not himself. He is struggling, really struggling, but he doesn't want to talk about it or burden anyone else with what he went through. He just wants to get back to normal, but he doesn't know how. He doesn't know how to be himself after so long. That and everyone is treating him like he might break any second and he is having a rough time. Oh, Preppy. I love him so much and it was hard watching him struggle. Thankfully he is surrounded by wonderful people who love him just as much as I do. 

Dre was really great in this story. She is clean and sober and ready to be there for Preppy. She had come to get closure, but how can she walk away from him? Especially when he is struggling just to be? These two. They don't have an easy time of it, but really who does in these books? But what they go through, the demons the fight and the struggles the overcome just make them better people. Stronger. Wiser. Ready to take on the world. All of the people in Preppy's self-made family are incredible. They would all do anything for each other and I loved it. Preppy himself felt like he grew a bit. He is more clear on what he wants and needs than he was before he was supposedly killed. I loved this story. I loved how simple it was in a way, but not really simple at all. I don't know that that makes sense, but read this book and then you might see what I am trying to say. It was wonderful. Kind, Ray, Bear, Thia, Preppy & Dre - I love these characters and I can't wait to see what happens next. This does end on a bit of a cliffhanger, but I didn't find it to be too bad. Maybe it is because I know these characters and the wrath that will fall down on anyone who tries to mess with one of them. I am just excited to see how this all turns out. I know they probably have more hell to go through, but hopefully they all make it out the other side. I cannot wait!

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Release Day: Any Time, Any Place (Billionaire Builders #2) by Jennifer Probst


Today we are sharing the release of ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Jennifer Probst. This is the second title in the Billionaire Builders series. You won't want to miss this incredible book, and check out the links below for other titles available now from the series.

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Synopsis:

HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst. 


When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind. 

Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future... 

Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart- mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both...or finally mend two broken hearts.


More Books in the Series:

 
Everywhere and Every Way 
Available on

Pre-order All of Nothing at All (Coming July 25, 2017)


About the Author:

Jennifer Probst - Bio: Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Crown of Bitter Orange (La Vie en Roses #3) by Laura Florand

Coming tomorrow!!! Pre-order your copy today!
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Synopsis:

From international bestselling author Laura Florand:

Childhood friends.
Tristan Rosier might have asked Malorie Monsard to marry him when he was five years old, but things had only gone downhill from there. She’d spent the rest of their lives ignoring him, abandoning him, and destroying his perfumes. Now she was back, to wreak who knew what havoc on his life.

Lifelong enemies.
Tristan might choose to dismiss the generations-long enmity between their two families, but Malorie didn’t have that privilege. Like all the other privileges wealthy, gorgeous Tristan took for granted that she couldn’t. But if she was going to restore her family company to glory, she might just need his help.

Or the perfect match?
They’d known each other all their lives. Could these childhood friends and lifelong enemies ever uncross their stars and find happily ever after?


Review:

Man Laura Florand's books are simply wonderful to read. I don't know how she does it, but she always writes the most beautiful stories that are like a balm for my soul. So soothing and make me so happy. If I need to be wrapped up in the warm and fuzzy, need some comforting, need some awakening of all of my senses, then Florand is the one to read. The way her characters see the world and think about things? I wish I had that. I wish that was the world the way I perceived it. It sounds magical and marvelous and makes me want things I don't even like. Every time I start one of her books I know I have to have the time to finish it as I get so drawn into her world I don't realize how much time has passed. I fall in love with the characters, the places, the things that are important to them. I want it all. And as the pages start dwindling I start to get sad because that means I am about out of time with these wonderful people. I am about done with their story and I never want it to end. I love Laura Florand and her books, and this one was no exception.

A Crown of Bitter Orange was a wonderful read. Tristan and Malorie have known each other their whole life. Tristan is a Rosier and Malorie a Monsard. A Monsard whose father used people all the time to try and make it seem like he had it all, who didn't care about hurting Malorie or her mother or anyone. A father who was not good, but then again a lot of her family's history is not so good. They used to be something in the region until they ruined themselves with their sordid past. Malorie feels the weight of everything those before her did. Even though she is so sweet, so kind, she can't get out from under what her relatives did. She never feels like she could fit in where she grew up, so she just left one day. She left and made something of herself, but now she is back to settle a few things. What should she do with her family's run-down storefront? Should she sell it and go back to her life far away, or should she stay and fix it up and try to make Monsard a good name again? Try to make it something to be proud of instead of a weight keeping her down?

Tristan was so wonderful. I love love loved him! He is incredibly smart, but people don't often see that as he has too much energy. He can't sit still and school was very difficult for him. He is constantly being told that the way he is is not right and he needs to try and be different, but he can't. He doesn't know how. Oh, Tristan was wonderful! He has always like Malorie, always tried to get her to notice him, but she never does. He tries and tries, but she doesn't seem to care about him at all. When she shows up in town again he is unsure at first what to do. He still likes her, maybe even loves her, but can he win her over? Can he get her to take a chance on him?

These two. Malorie has this image of Tristan that is not completely true. She always saw him as a ladies man, as someone who just wants her to like him because he needs everyone to. She never realizes what he is really trying to do. That he cares for her. She always saw them as enemies, but that is not completely true. She likes him even when she doesn't want to. Oh, these two. I loved watching them circle around what they both want. I loved watching them try to figure it all out and see if they can get to that happily ever after. Tristan and his perfumes and Malorie and her numbers. She hurts him at times when she doesn't even know, but he does the same. He doesn't know what her life and her own expectations she puts on herself is like. They both have some learning to do about the other, but I loved watching them come together. They were so sweet and wonderful!

This book was a fantastic read. Tristan and Malorie are so sweet together I loved it. They love to rile each other up, but beneath it all there is genuine care for the other. They just have to see that and figure out how to make this work between them. Another fantastic read by this author.

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart

Staci Hart's newest book is coming February 9!! Check out the beautiful cover below and add it to your to-read list on Goodreads


Synopsis:

Sometimes your life is split by a single decision.

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.

But now he’s back.

I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid.

Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance.
One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey brought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.

*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*





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, even 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. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

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 sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Finn by Ahren Sanders

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Synopsis:

I thought I knew what love was, but I didn’t have a f*%king clue. Now, I’m in the fight of my life to win over the woman who owns my soul. ~ Finn Black

The face of an angel…
The heart of a saint…

One look, one smile, and I didn’t stand a chance. The instant my eyes landed on Presley Chambers, I was a goner. She was a force of nature that turned my world upside down. Sweet, sassy, and sexy as hell, she brought me to my knees.

But she isn’t just any woman, she’s a gift, she’s a goddess, she’s my disease… and I’ll fight like hell to erase her fears.

Sometimes fate has other plans. Now our future is in her hands.

I can only hope she’ll give us the chance we both deserve.

The idea that someone could possess me was insane… until I met Finn Black.~ Presley Chambers

The face of Adonis…
The heart of a hero…

Finn Black infiltrated my safe world the minute he breathed my name. He broke down my barriers and convinced me to take a chance. For the first time ever, I was living my life with a man who promised me a future only dreams are made of.

Sometimes the line between love and longing are tested.

He’s asked me to trust him, to trust us, but the fear of losing him became too much.

Now I must decide if I’m willing to take a leap of faith, and hope he’ll be there to catch me.

Review:

Finn was not my favorite story. *Spoilers ahead*

This story was a lot of telling in the way that is over telling. Like too much description of everything so it made the story a lot longer than it needed to be. I don't like it. I don't like all the useless stuff being thrown in and clogging up my story. Sometimes it is just me. Sometimes the descriptions are just too much for me, but it doesn't bother other people, which might be the case here. I just don't like that writing style.

This is the story of Finn and Presley. Finn who works in security, helping save people from bad situations, and Presley who has security issues. She is afraid of losing people and I knew right from the beginning how this story would end. Finn's job would put him in a sticky situation, Presley wouldn't be able to deal with it and would freak out, then they would have to try and find their way back to each other. And that is exactly what happened. Finn did surprise me in that section though. He just gave up when Presley's fears got to her. It didn't make a lot of sense. For him to be all in, she is the one, no one else will do, and then just give up like that didn't make sense to me. I understood he was hurting, but still. You think he would have tried even a little bit to make things right if you are that hung up on the girl.

Finn is also an alpha male in a way I didn't like. He came across as not cool instead of what I normally enjoy. I like alpha males. I like the overbearing guys, but not like Finn was. I am not really sure why. Like one time Presley was at the gym and one of the guys called Finn to let him know some guy had his hands on her. A guy who was a teacher in her class and helping her with her exercises. Not just some random dude, and Finn goes crazy and embarrasses Presley. The way it was written I was just like not cool dude, not cool at all. That is not the kind of alpha guy I like. Well maybe if they have a girl who won't put up with that nonsense and makes him see reason it could be okay, but that was not Presley.

So this wasn't the story for me. I didn't like the way it was written, I didn't care for the characters, I knew how it would all play out from the get go, it just wasn't for me. Oh one other thing. Everyone kept going on about how Presley uses such big words...but she doesn't really. It was like constantly brought up how she uses so many big words...words like divine and stuff. Nothing super crazy or like things I have never heard of. It was such a big deal, brought up so many times, I expected her to have a crazy vocabulary. Instead it was just normal to me. Yeah. This wasn't the book for me.

Rating: ★1/2

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cover Reveal: Singe by Aly Martinez


Who's excited for Aly Martinez's new standalone series?? Book 1, Singe, is releasing February 6th! I cannot wait!

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Synopsis:

She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her.

I hadn’t been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.

Heroes aren’t always saints. Sometimes, we’re nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness.

And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds.

But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn’t the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I’d burn the world down to protect.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five- including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cover Reveal: Fake Fiancée by Ilsa Madden-Mills


Fake Fiancée is a new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills releasing February 6th!
Meet Max Kent & Add Fake Fiancée to your TBR on Goodreads

Synopsis:

A new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills...

They say nothing compares to your first kiss,
But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.
Our second kiss…that one was REAL.
He cradled my face like he was terrified he’d f*ck it up.
He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.
Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,
He inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate,
And he'd never get another piece.
A nip of his teeth, his hand at my waist...
And I was lost.
I forgot he was paying me to be his fake fiancée.
I forgot we weren’t REAL.
Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don’t exist…
Then you’ve never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.

Get ready for breathtaking kisses and dreamy football players…



About the Author:
Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.

She loves to hear from readers and fellow authors. Email her at ilsamaddenmills@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Release Day: Call Me Daddy by Jade West


It is here! Jade West's newest is now available!! I just started reading it and eek!! I am loving it!! Go grab your copy today!! Review to come soon! 

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Synopsis:

I want him to be my first.
I want him to be the one.
I want him to be my everything.

I didn’t expect to spend my eighteenth birthday stranded in the pouring rain with no way to make it home.
I didn’t expect to be rescued from the worst night of my life by the most amazing man I’d ever seen.
His name is Nick, and he says he wants to take care of me, says he’ll look after me, says I don’t need to be alone anymore.
He treats me like a princess, like the fragile little girl he saved from the cold.
But I like him… I like him like that.
I’ve never liked anyone like that before…

And it’s weird, this thing we have…
It’s like I can’t decide how we’re supposed to be… what we are…
Until he says the words…
Call me Daddy.

Warning.
If Daddy smut is your kink, dive right in. If not, this definitely, definitely is not the book for you.
You have been warned.
I don't issue this warning lightly. :D





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.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Under His Protection (Red Stone Security #9) by Katie Reus


Synopsis:

Julieta’s stalker doesn’t play by the rules...

Lingerie shop owner Julieta Mederos has worked hard to get her business off the ground. Now she’s looking forward to some quality time with her friends and her big, boisterous family. But explicit texts from random phone numbers and vandalism at her shop makes it clear someone dangerous has fixated on her. Without any solid leads, the police can’t help her and she’s forced to turn to the last man she wants to depend on.

…but neither does Ivan.

Former Army Ranger and newest Red Stone Security employee Ivan Mitchell has gotten used to being alone in the world. He never even thinks about it anymore—until he meets sexy, independent Julieta. She’s everything he could ever want…but she seems determined to keep him at arm’s length. Until now. Maybe the cops can’t do anything to protect her, but he can. When things escalate faster than even he expected, he finds himself pulling out his most extreme combat skills to protect her. He’ll do what it takes to save her life—and prove to her she belongs in his.

Review:

Under His Protection was a fun, quick, light read. I don't know why, but I love reading books with big, tough security guys. They are just really entertaining reads normally, and this one was no different. 

Julieta owns her own lingerie shop. She has worked hard to get to where she is today and she loves it. Yes, she works a lot, but she finally seems to have some time for family and friends. 

Ivan is the strong, silent type. He first meets Julieta when he is working. He is assigned to guard Mina, a girl who ends up befriending Julieta as they both have other friends in common. After that first night he can't keep his eyes off her. He wants her, but is also a bit afraid of her. He has never wanted more than one night with someone, but he knows Julieta would be different. She could break him. Even though Ivan is infatuated with her, Julieta doesn't realize this. She thinks he is super hot, but that he hates her. He always glares at her or ignores her so she has tried to forget about him. 

When Julieta finds herself with a stalker who is escalating quickly, Ivan jumps in to help out. Immediately he doesn't want to let her out of his sight until they catch whoever is stalking her. He works hard to try and figure this all out and keep her safe. At the same time they both get closer and it was intense! So hot! So much fun! I loved it. 

One of the main things I really enjoyed about this story was the quick pace. There is not a lot of time spent setting everything up. You get a quick intro to our two main characters, then pretty suddenly you get to the meat of the story - the stalking case and these two being thrown together. I was enjoying it so much and such a quick pace I got to the end and thought no! I am not ready for this to be over yet! Good thing there are still plenty more books in this series to read. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cover Reveal: Call Me Daddy by Jade West



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Synopsis:

I want him to be my first.
I want him to be the one.
I want him to be my everything.

I didn’t expect to spend my eighteenth birthday stranded in the pouring rain with no way to make it home.
I didn’t expect to be rescued from the worst night of my life by the most amazing man I’d ever seen.
His name is Nick, and he says he wants to take care of me, says he’ll look after me, says I don’t need to be alone anymore.
He treats me like a princess, like the fragile little girl he saved from the cold.
But I like him… I like him like that.
I’ve never liked anyone like that before…

And it’s weird, this thing we have…
It’s like I can’t decide how we’re supposed to be… what we are…
Until he says the words…
Call me Daddy.

Warning.
If Daddy smut is your kink, dive right in. If not, this definitely, definitely is not the book for you.
You have been warned.
I don't issue this warning lightly. :D





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.

The BlackBurne Legacy (Bloodlines Legacy #1) by Apryl Baker

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Synopsis:

For the last nine years, Alexandria Reed has been locked away, a prisoner of her own nightmares. Determined to escape, she convinced the doctors she was sane. It wasn’t even that hard really. She leaves behind her fears and joins her family in their new home, Jacob’s Fork, West Virginia, where she plans out her nice, normal life.

But she’s not normal. She can never be normal.

Soon after her arrival to the sleepy little town, Alex comes face to face with her past and learns something terrifying. There’s a secret her family has killed to protect, a secret that has now put her and her brother’s life at risk.

Luka Rinaldi both fascinates and frustrates Alex from the moment she meets him. He’s dark and broody, arrogant, and hot enough to scorch brimstone. She’s drawn to him despite all the warning signs telling her he means her harm. She wants to trust him, but her instincts tell her to run.

Aided by her new friends, who have some dark secrets themselves, can she survive long enough to figure out the secret behind the secret?

Review:

I had such high hopes for The BlackBurne Legacy, but unfortunately it was just not good. It was all tell not show which I hate. That and I don't feel you get to know any of the characters, a super whiney main character, and it made for a story that I simply did not enjoy. It was not good, but I seem to be one of the only ones with this issue. Makes me think did I read a different book that everyone else?

So the story is all tell not show. Most of it is just big data dumps of information. Oh, you need to know what is happening now? Well let me just give you all the information in a not so good way. Plus the conversations in this book were painful to read as they do not read as realistic. Not good.

This is the story of Alexandria who has been locked up in the nuthouse, but now she is out. She still thinks she is crazy, but she can't be in there anymore. She moves in with her brother and meets some new people who she becomes instant friends with. Oh, and Luka who is apparently a love interest, but was hardly in the story. At one point Alexandria says she might be in love with Luka and at that moment I thought "oh yeah. I forgot about him..." and also really?? You spent like two seconds with the guy and he dropped out after than and suddenly you are somehow in love? I don't understand. It wasn't even insta-love. It felt like suddenly she was in love with a random person...odd.

Alexandria is also incredibly stupid and whiney! Oh goodness gracious she liked to whine a lot. It was super annoying. So there are some bad guys who are coming for her, she knows this and knows she has some powers and stuff and what does she do? Nothing. No trying to learn things or prepare for the bad guys or anything like that. Nope, better to do nothing and just whine about everything instead. That is a great plan. Oh she was annoying. At one point she is staying at Luka's as that is the safest place for her, she knows this and knows that she should stay there, but she doesn't think twice about leaving. Oh, bad guys are after me and I am safe as long as I stay here? Eh, might as well leave, and not tell anyone cause then I could just whine some more about poor poor me if something happens. Ugh.

Now my favorite part of this story was Luka even though he is hardly in it. He is the only one I could really picture or felt like I knew at all. He was so cute. He is this big, tough guy who speaks broken English with a Romanian accent. Love! I wish he would have been in the story more. It definitely would have made it a more enjoyable read.

Really I was expecting this book to more of a mystery. Like what is really going on? Is she really crazy? Who are these other people? Instead it felt very piecemeal and like you don't get the full story, just these long explanations at times. It is just Alexandria telling you again and again and again how she is crazy, how she was in the nuthouse and she had to get out, and is now out. How she is not comfortable with real life, how she is mad at her mom for leaving, how everything is just so so hard, poor, poor Alexandria.  I couldn't deal with her and since everything was just told to me I couldn't connect to much of anything in the story. Not good.

Rating:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

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Synopsis:

Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast-paced novel of suspense.

She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far.

It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens—but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it human-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them—a young woman the show’s producers call Zoo—stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game.

Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life—and husband—she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills—and learn new ones as she goes.

But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways—and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing.

Sophisticated and provocative, The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real: how readily we cast our judgments, how easily we are manipulated.

Review:

The Last One was a really great read. I try not to get my hopes up when I read books like this, suspense novels, as they usually leave me disappointed. Not this one. I was hooked right away and absolutely loved the way this story was written. Now to wait for more from this amazing author. 

The Last One is half from the point of view of Zoo (I know the book mentions her real name at some point, but she is almost always referred to as Zoo) and half a re-cap of the reality TV show she is on. It was such a great read. Every other chapter is the story of the TV show and the twelve contestants. It goes through when they first start filming and some of their first challenges and everything. Yes, there were a lot of people so at first it was a bit hard to keep everyone straight, but it didn't really matter. It was just fun reading a bit of a behind the scenes of a reality TV show. And since the show is like Survivor and the contestants get split up, when things go wrong they don't all know. 

The other chapters were about Zoo trying to make her way home playing the game. She has a phrase she can say to end everything right now, to quit, but no matter how bad things get she just can't. You know that during these chapter it is not really the game still, but she thinks so. I loved watching her make her way through this desolate landscape and come up with how this is still the show. How the producers put everything she sees there just for affect. You are reading and thinking how much does she have to see before she realizes something is not right? I loved it. It made sense even if Zoo was a bit delusional at times. And slowly things start to change. Zoo starts to change and you get to see a lot of her thoughts and self reflections. It could have been a really cheesy read, but instead the writing made it amazing. I just wanted to keep reading and see where it would all end up. 

I highly recommend this book. The writing is fantastic, the story really great (I really enjoyed that you don't really know what happened or what is going on at all times) and it was just a fantastic read.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

Friday, January 6, 2017

Crow (Boston Underworld #1) by A. Zavarelli

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Synopsis:

He’s a killer. A mobster.

The last man on earth I’d ever want to be with. I won’t lose my head just because he’s hot, Irish, and has a wicked accent to boot.

He’s one of the only leads in my best friend’s disappearance, and I don’t trust him.
So I’ve got a few rules in mind when it comes to dealing with Lachlan Crow.

1. Keep a clear head and don’t get distracted.
2. Do what’s necessary and never forget why you’re there.
3. Never, and I mean never, fall for him.

Fourth and final rule?

Throw out the book altogether. Because the rules don’t apply when it comes to the Irish mafia.

It was only supposed to be temporary, but now Lachlan thinks he owns me. He says he’s not letting me go.

And I believe him.

***

Lachlan.

I don’t know who she is. I don’t know why she’s here.

But if it’s my attention she wants, she has it.

The Russians want her dead, and now it’s up to me to look out for her. This girl is trouble. A distraction I can’t afford.

So why have I already decided she’s mine?

I’ve claimed her and there’s no going back now.

This is a full-length standalone novel full of hot Irish guys with accents. Steamy and dark mafia themes throughout. HEA included.

Review:

I enjoyed Crow much more than I thought I would. Even though I haven't read many Mafia/Mob stories I always think eh when I see them. Why? It is just not something I am really interested in. This is the second mafia book I have read and really enjoyed so maybe I should broaden my horizons more. We shall see.

Crow is the story of Mack and Lachlan. Mack who thinks she's this tough, street smart kid who knows everything and Lachlan who is high up in the Irish Mafia. Lachlan who is her way in to try and find her missing friend. Oh Mack. She came across as so incredibly young and naive. Like she hadn't lived on the streets for a few years. Like she didn't know how things worked. She has this plan to infiltrate the mob and find out what happened to her friend, but the way she goes about it is so incredibly stupid.  She thinks Lachlan got to be where he is by fawning all over some tits and ass. Like she just has to shake her stuff and he will let her do whatever she wants. It seemed incredibly naive. Like they are not just going to let anyone in. I am sure Lachlan could hook up with whoever he wanted so why would  he just go stupid over you? I cannot imagine that is how the high ups in the mafia world got to where they are. Lucky for Mack there are other things in play, namely Lach has to handle her for now, because without that? I think she would be up the creek without a paddle. Her "plan" was so naive and so laughably bad I thought without the addition of the Russians wanting her and Lach having to watch her storyline she would have been dead. It was all really stupid and in direct contrast to how her character thinks of herself. I can't imagine how she has survived as long as she has. She says what she wants and has no filter. She just tells Lachlan early on she knows exactly who he is and all his business which....really doesn't seem smart. I know she wants to find her friend, but you are supposed to be tougher than this. You are supposed to be smarter than you are. Have the streets taught you nothing? She just comes off as a naive little girl playing at things that she knows nothing about.

Luckily I still liked Mack. The way she was written, while it could have been really annoying, was alright to read. Yes, she is stupid at times, but it was okay. As the story progresses we keep getting scenes where she realizes she is not as tough as she thought. How her pride always told her one thing, she was too proud to need anything or anyone, when really she is not cut out for this. She does need other people. Without those scenes maybe I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much, but at least at times she realizes that she is in a bit over her head.

Now Lachlan was awesome. I loved him. He is very cold and doesn't trust easily, but there is just something about Mack. He has never wanted to settle down with one woman or anything like that, never wanted kids and such, but Mack slowly worms her way into his heart. I loved him. I loved seeing how possessive he was over her and watching him try and deal with her childish ideas. He was awesome. You can see how much he cares even if he doesn't want to. Of course both of them have secrets, things that will hurt the other when they find out, but they were cute together.

There is a lot going on in this story. The Mafia world is not very stable at the moment, there are some moles in the mix, and a lot of violence as a result, but I really enjoyed the story. I think Lachlan was what really sold it to me. He is the kind of guy I love reading. The last parts were a bit heartbreaking at times, but oh these two. So this was a really good read. I enjoyed the story even if Mack was a naive little girl. Lachlan made up for it.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ 1/2

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hired Bride (Beaufort Brides #1) by Noelle Adams

hired bride
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Synopsis:

For years, Deanna's eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she's finally managed to do it. Deanna has spent her life trying to take care of those she loves, and a six-month marriage should be a simple enough way to keep their historic Savannah house from falling down around their heads.

Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to finalize a business deal, and he snaps up Deanna as the most expedient option. Because she's quiet, he thinks she'll be easy enough to manage as a wife.

He couldn't be more wrong. 

Review:

Hired Bride was a fun, quick, light read which was just what I wanted when I picked it up. I just wanted a fun summer read and that is what I got. 

Deanna's grandmother has been trying to fix her up with a rich guy to marry. A guy who will have enough money to give them so they can fix up their giant house that is falling apart. Her grandmother is very much into tradition and keeping the past and their heritage alive, but they simply can't afford the upkeep on their old place. Deanna doesn't mind that much, she does whatever her grandmother wants to try and keep the peace, but she doesn't think she would just marry someone just because she said so. She would put her foot down if it was really necessary, but not for something that doesn't matter in the long run. So she dresses up and goes to balls and everything just to make her grandmother happy. 

Mitchell doesn't believe in marriage. He doesn't understand why anyone would get married. Why not just be with someone until you don't want to be then move on? Though when he gets cornered during a business deal he needs a fiancee and fast. And Deanna is the one who most recently caught his eye, so he wants it to be her. Plus she seems like she would be easy to control and get to do whatever he wanted which would make their fake marriage more pleasant. After all he doesn't like to work hard for things. He likes the easy way. 

When the business deal is arranged they both agree to a 6 month marriage with Deanna getting money to fix up the house and Mitchell getting his business deal. Only how they both saw the other isn't matching up once they start living together. Deanna is not the pushover Mitchell thought, and Mitchell isn't as heartless and horrible as Deanna thought. It was fun watching them get to know each other and figure out how to make this work. Of course more feelings come into it than either anticipated and it was cute seeing them both fall for the other. I will say at times reading Mitchell was slightly annoying as he just kept saying how he wanted to have sex with Deanna so much, even once he started to care for her he was just like all about having sex in a way that was not the best for me. Like I get it, but...it was a bit off for me at times. Still overall it was a fun, sweet, quick read. 

Rating: ★★★

Monday, January 2, 2017

Wife By Wednesday (Weekday Brides #1) by Catherine Bybee

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Synopsis:

Blake Harrison:
Rich, titled, and charming…and in need of a wife by Wednesday. Blake turns to Sam Elliot, who isn’t the businessman he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, beautiful and feisty with a voice men call 1-900 numbers to hear.

Samantha Elliot:
Owner of matchmaking firm Alliance and not on the marital menu…that is, until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. And there’s nothing indecent about this proposal. The money will really help with her family’s medical bills. All Samantha will need to do is keep her attraction to her new husband to herself and avoid his bed.

But Blake’s toe-curling kisses and sexy charm prove too difficult for Sam to resist. It was a marriage contract that planned for everything…except falling in love.

Review:

Wife By Wednesday was a surprisingly good read. I was expecting the cheesy, light read, which it is, but it is also so much more than that. It was a wonderful story and my first book by this author, but it won't be my last. 

Blake needs a wife by Wednesday. If he doesn't get married soon he will loose his inheritance and he can't have that. He won't let his horrible cousin get anything and let him kick his mom and sister out of their house. It should all rightfully be his, but his father was not the kindest of men and even from the grave is trying to control Blake. So he needs a wife. Someone who will stay married for a year, act for the cameras and spies from his father's law firm, and he doesn't care about emotional attachments. So he signs up for a matchmaking service who will find him someone in the allotted time. 

Sam is the owner of the matchmaking service Blake signs up with. She always goes by Sam since she knows a lot of men wouldn't meet with her if they knew she was a woman. She has had a rough go of it. She grew up in the lap of luxury until it was all taken away from her and her family. It was not good and the repercussions keep her from really trusting any men. I would have a hard time with that as well if I were her, especially after everything she went through. When she meets up with Blake she is ready to set him up with one of the women who use her service. Only Blake has other ideas. From the first moments he wants Sam and only Sam. She never thought she would be in this position, but the money would really help. She could do so much if she didn't have to worry about bills and such so of course she agrees to his terms. 

These two were really fun together. They don't want to be attracted to each other, but they are. They get married right away and it is only afterwards that they start to really get to know each other. Blake leaves fairly quickly for business in Europe and they have to keep up the pretenses that they are married. They call and chat and quickly start liking each other, but there is still that one year deadline looming. Sam especially has a hard time with that once she starts falling for Blake. She knows he doesn't want more, but she can't help it. Especially when he is so sweet. 

Now there are some bumps in the road of course. Blake's dad won't be won over that easily, even from the grave. Now here is where the book really shined for me. Where it turned into a story that was much better than I was expecting. One of the plot points is something that I normally hate. Something that I normally roll my eyes at and and think why did you have to do this?? But in this situation it felt organic. It worked. I loved it. This author turned a plot point I can't stand into something really sweet and fun. It was awesome. 

Overall this is a great read. Blake and Sam are so sweet (and hot!) together. I can't wait to read more from this author. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★