Monday, November 30, 2015

COVER REVEAL... On Solid Ground by KL Grayson

Today we’re revealing the cover of K.L. Grayson’s On Solid Ground! I am so excited to share this gorgeous new cover with you! 

On Solid Ground is a novella in the Touch of Fate series and will be releasing Janurary 5th!

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  About On Solid Ground: 
June 5, 2008 I made a mistake of epic proportions. Moving home was an easy choice because I knew that I had to make things right. I had hoped to win back Harley’s friendship, but I never imagined that I’d win her heart … or the heart of her son. Now that I have, I’m never letting them go. They’re my life, the reason I breathe. We’ve worked hard to get where we are, and we’re finally standing on solid ground. Or so I thought … *** Tyson’s ex-fiancé wasn’t supposed to move back to St. Louis … that wasn’t part of the plan. And she sure as hell wasn’t supposed to start working with him. I trust him—at least I think I do—but when secrets are being kept and things start to unravel, I’m left wondering if I made a mistake. I allowed myself to fall in love with the only man to ever break my heart. And now I’m afraid he might break it again … 

 This is a Harley and Tyson Touch of Fate Novella and can be read after book #1 or book #2 but should not be read as a standalone.     Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada   

 Read the series now! Where We Belong | Pretty Pink Ribbons


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Kirby_9135  K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order. 

 IG: @booksbyklgrayson

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH... Safe In His Arms by Melody Anne

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH!!





 Safe In His Arms
by Melody Anne
AVAILABLE NOW!

Can a California transplant survive Montana’s deep snows? New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Melody Anne breaks the ice between a sexy fireman and a brand-new teacher in this steamy holiday tale—originally published in the sizzling anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside—which launched her popular Unexpected Heroes series.

Natalie Duncan is thrilled to get her first teaching job, but southern California didn’t prepare her for winter in Montana—or for gorgeous fire chief Hawk Winchester. For a man dedicated to putting out fires, Hawk really knows how to add heat to Natalie’s life, especially when he’s rescuing her from compromising situations. A man this strong and capable should know exactly what to do when a lady is trapped under the mistletoe. Suddenly Natalie’s blue Christmas is glowing red-hot...

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About Melody AnneMelody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series out; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon - Rise of the Dark Angel. She's been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelors degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen.

When Melody isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.

See Melody's Website at: www.melodyanne.com. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

It's that time of the year again... BIRTHDAY BASH fun!

It's my birthday and I can celebrate by giving away some goodies if I want to!

It's better to give than to receive, so I'm giving THREE people a chance at winning some great goodies. 
1st prize will be a $25 Amazon E-Giftcard
2nd prize will be a $5 Amazon E-Giftcard
3rd prize will be any ebook priced at 2.99 or less ~winners choice~





All entries WILL be verified. 
All winners will be notified by email and will have 24hrs to respond. After 24 hours with no response a new winner will be chosen. So make sure to check those emails!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW... Beauty and The Boss by Diane Alberts + Giveaway!!




Beauty is about to tame her beast...
Researcher Maggie Donovan has no luck with men, and it doesn't help that she can't keep her eyes off of her sexy boss - the one everyone else in the office calls The Beast. Relationships in the office are forbidden. So no one is more surprised than Maggie when she pretends to be his fiancée to save him during a difficult situation. Not only has she put her job on the line, but the future of the company.
Billionaire Benjamin Gale III doesn't believe in love or romance, but the look on his mother's face when Maggie tells her that she's his fiancée is worth millions. Instead of firing her for her insubordination, he goes along with the ruse. In his arms-and in his bed-she'd be everything he could ever want…which is why he can't have her.
But if he doesn't let her go, they'll lose everything…


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I received a copy of this book via NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review 

This Book Nerd Says: 
More Beauty than Beast!
This was without a doubt an enjoyable read for me. I enjoyed the retelling of the well known story of Beauty meets Beast but what was even better was the fact that it was it's own story. 
While the story moves pretty quickly we aren't left in want of understanding the connection that Maggie and Benjamin have. It's apparent from the beginning and addressed consistently. Despite their being from two different worlds, they each brought a refreshing balance to each others lives. 
Maggie is quirky and fun and I love the light she brought to the story. She was one of those characters I'd put on my list of "book besties". She was down to earth and yet never dimmed her own intelligence and personality for the sake of the situation around her. 
One of my very favorite things about this story was the maturity of the characters (in particular Benjamin). I like the way they consistently called each other out on things. Benjamin calls Maggie out on the reasoning behind her hesitation; Maggie calls him out about hiding his emotions behind the "Beast" label. 
The drama was expected and the villain does a fantastic job at being villainous. But the ending was lovely, sweet, and utterly romantic and left me with that fluttery feeling of contentment. 

I feel like the only thing that really gave me reason to pause was that I didn't truly understand Benjamin being called a beast. 
Serious... yes. 
Emotionally detached... a bit. 
But beastly... No. At least not to me. 

Overall I'd give this story 4 Stars.




About The Author: 


Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She’s hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. 


Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

RELEASE DAY BLAST... Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd

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VEGAS LOVE BY JILLIAN DODD IS LIVE


Vegas Love Blurb: 

Hollywood actress, Ashlyn Roberts, just had the worst week of her life. Her ex released a sex tape of them and just when she was convinced her current boyfriend was a keeper for standing by her side, he breaks up with her at a friend’s wedding. She’s planning to drown her sorrows in booze when she meets a sexy stranger as she’s leaving the wedding and they end up in Vegas, married. Cash Crawford is offered a dream job working with his brother as a junior talent agent. He’ll put his shiny new law degree to good use and make a bunch of money in the process. His first task is simple: Keep Ashlyn Roberts out of trouble and don’t sleep with her. Which might be kind of tough, since they definitely consummated their Vegas wedding. Will this one-night stand end in the quickie divorce they promised each other? Or will they realize they got lucky in love?



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Vegas Love is now available everywhere:


Here are some of Jillian’s favorite things about Las Vegas: 

Hotels
  • Mandarin Oriental
  • Encore at the Wynn
  • Four Seasons
Food
  • Burger: Nine Fine Irishmen, New York New York.
  • Mexican: Pink Taco, Hard Rock
  • Nachos: Wood-Grilled Chicken Nachos, Double Barrel Roadhouse, Monte Carlo
  • Breakfast: Hash House A Go Go, Rio
  • Cocktail: Cotton Candy Martini, Serendipity 3, Caesars Palace
Nightlife
  • GNO: Thunder From Down Under, Excalibur
  • Show: KA by Cirque de Soleil, MGM
  • View: Top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Clubs: Tryst, Wynn; Hakkasan, MGM
  • Bars: Foundation Room at the House of Blues, Mandalay Bay
  • Outside: Bellagio Fountains
  • Drinks: Chandelier Bar, Cosmopolitan
  • View Strip: Voodoo Lounge, Rio
  • Casino: Cosmopolitan
  • Limo: Get a limo with some friend



About Jillian Dodd: 
 Jillian is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the The Keatyn Chronicles, Captive Films, and the That Boy series. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She currently lives in Florida. 
 Website: http://jilliandodd.net/ 
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillianDodd1 
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/JillianDodd 
 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilliandodd/

TEASER BLAST... Just Close Enough by Elizabeth Marx




We're celebrating the upcoming release of  Just Close Enough by Elizabeth Marx, on December 1st. 





Title: Just Close Enough (Alabama Secrets Series #2)
Author: Elizabeth Marx
Mature NA Contemporary Romance



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A man out for revenge…

When Alexander Volkow raced into Crossroads, Alabama and bought up half of Broad Street, the entire town questioned his motives, but he didn’t care. He did it for one reason and only one reason — to find the man who went AWOL from the military with his brother, Kon. Knowing Kon, something is terribly wrong, and Alex is set on retribution.

But when all roads lead to the town’s favorite daughter, who just happens to be the missing man’s fiancée, Alex can’t help but be mesmerized by her alluring southern charm and sexy little snort.

A woman searching for a way out...

No amount of bartending, snake charming, or organic cotton growing can stop the fear blooming inside Polly Anna Coots. She knows if her MIA fiancée is found alive, he’ll want to follow through with their marriage plans, but she has had a change of heart — and not just because of the new man she can’t get out of her head. If her fiancée returns and she reneges on their future, she’ll end up DOA.

When one of Polly Anna’s snakes runs Alex off the road, sparks fly, and the two embark on a steamy collision course in a small town filled with secrets that add fuel to the smoldering fire.

Can either one of them get just close enough to acquire what they need from the other without falling in love?

*Can be read as a stand alone.







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Just in Case (Alabama Secrets Series #1)




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About Elizabeth Marx

Elizabeth Marx writes deeply emotional romances that take her readers on a roller coaster ride through desire and despair. She is not afraid to push you over that first drop just when you think you know what’s going to happen next. Her writing is described as hilarious, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. Her characters achieve the ‘happily ever after’ through a journey of poignant and passionate moments.

Elizabeth resides in Chicago with her husband, girls, and two cats who've spelled everyone into believing they're really dogs.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

COVER REVEAL... Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind

We're so thrilled to reveal the cover of debut author Kelly Siskind's CHASING CRAZY, which releases January 12th from Forever Yours! 

We absolutely can't wait for everyone to get their hands on this new adult contemporary romance. 

Check out the beautiful cover below, read a sneak peek, and enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

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About CHASING CRAZY 
 "With an endearingly awkward female protagonist, a swoon-worthy male love interest, and Siskind's superb storytelling, this is one of the best New Adult contemporary romances I've read to date." -- USA Today bestselling author K.A. Tucker 

Dear Mom & Dad, I dropped out of school. I'm going backpacking. Sorry. Love you both. 
At nineteen, Nina has endured two lifetime's worth of humiliation. Tired of waiting for it to get better, she decides to get going-across the globe to New Zealand. There she soon faces what she most fears: a super sexy guy ready to be Nina's next mistake. Once Sam's life was all about having fun. That was before the accident. Now his friends have bailed and his world is broken. But when a gorgeous girl on his flight looks at him with passion instead of pity, Sam feels his old self coming back to life. Now traveling together, Nina and Sam know this isn't just a fling. They're falling fast, hard, and deep. More than anything, Sam wants Nina to forget her fears. But to help her do that he must reveal his own painful secret-and risk Nina never seeing him the same way again.

CHASING CRAZY releases January 12, 2016 - add it to your Goodreads list here!

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Excerpt

Frickin’ Hot Guy and his stupid hike. He thought his limp would slow us down, but I’m the one huffing and puffing, trying to figure out how I ended up on Mount Everest while in New Zealand. I chance a glance up, using the moment to inhale a mouthful of air. Sam leans over the edge, hands on his knees, grinning down at me. If there was ever a reason to summit a mountain, that face is it. Sam, who I’m falling for. Sam, with that jaw. Sam, who I’ll be sleeping with. In a tent. Alone. Another five agonizing steps later, he’s got me by the shoulders, helping me up. In the blink of an eye, he has my straps undone and is easing the bazillion-pound weight from my back. The air still feels sharp in my lungs, like it could slice through me. “Keep moving around,” he says. “Come on, let’s walk it off.” He grabs my hand and leads me over the rocky ground, the two of us walking in wide circles. After a few laps, the air is less daggerlike and my breathing slows. I blink at my surroundings. So focused on my aches and pains, I didn’t stop to soak in the landscape, if that’s what you’d call it. This is probably what the moon looks like. A few hikers passed us on the climb, but we’re alone in this crater, surrounded by jagged outcrops of brownish-black rocks and yellow tufts of grass, low mountains on all sides. It’s majestic and eerie and otherworldly, and I’m here because of Sam. “Beautiful, isn’t it?” he asks. He’s still holding my hand as the silence engulfs us, my heart pounding in my ears. The air is cold and damp. It alleviates the heat from that insane climb but doesn’t do much to quell the warmth between Sam’s hand and mine. Still, I don’t let go. And he doesn’t let go. I could stand here forever. “Yeah, beautiful,” I finally say, no longer referring to the scenery.

Giveaway 
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About Kelly Siskind

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in Northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings—Gummy Bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning. She is represented by Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy Literary Group. 2015 Golden Heart® Finalist 

  Connect with Kelly Siskind Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

Monday, November 16, 2015

RELEASE DAY BLITZ... My Soul To Keep by Kennedy Ryan

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Synopsis

It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold...
KAI
I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music. Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way, making my mark. I can’t afford to fall for one of music's brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I’m holding on tight with both hands. I won’t let go, not even for Rhyson Gray.
RHYSON
I had one thing in my life that mattered – music. The only constant, it’s taken me to heights most people only dream about; a gift dropped in my lap at birth. I thought it was enough. I thought it was everything until I met Kai. Now she’s all I think about, like a song I can't get out of my head. If I have to chase her, if I have to give up everything - I will. And once she's mine, I won't let go.

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Excerpt

  I shouldn’t have come. All the things I felt and fought, the things I suspected he felt too, he just spewed all over me. And as much as I want to be, I’m not sure I’m ready. I’ll never forget seeing my Mama in bed for days after Daddy left. And even though she got up, I suspect a part of her never left that bed, but just stayed there, waiting. We had to leave the house where she grew up and where I spent my first years, because Daddy left us with nowhere to go. Mama learned to stand on her two feet, and I’ve done the same. I just didn’t count on Rhyson sweeping me off of them. “We’re obviously on different pages about this.” I pull my hands free and turn to leave, but he steps in front of me, blocking my grand exit. “Let’s talk later.” “Enough talking.” The heat of his body grabs me before his hands do. He traps my chin between two fingers, taking my mouth in a paradox of rough and tender. I want to move. To slide away from his body pressing me into the pool table. But I can’t. Not with his hand caressing my back. Not with his tongue in my mouth. Not with his erection pressing into my stomach. I can’t. I won’t. I have been denying myself this, and I’m so damn hungry. My mouth opens under his, ravenous and wet and hot. His groan vibrates against my lips. “Yes. Good God, yes, Pep.” His words slip down my throat. I strain up on tiptoes, clawing my fingers into his dark hair, forcing him closer. He lifts me onto the pool table, planting himself between my knees. His fingers skim my bare thigh, working up my leg until he reaches a damp patch of silk. He pushes my panties aside, rubbing his hand into the wet flesh there before sliding one long finger and then another inside of me. I rock into these fingers which have awed millions with their skill. They own me. I’m the instrument in his hands. He’s playing me. Plucking at me. Strumming me. He tugs at the wide neck of my sweater until it falls away from my shoulder, slipping his hand in and cupping my naked breast. He brushes his fingers over my nipple, and I lose my mind and every inhibition. My head flops back and I stretch my legs wider, offering him anything he wants. “Are you kidding me?” His question burns the vulnerable curve of my neck as he drags his lips to my shoulder. “You come here wearing no bra and think I won’t…” He abandons the words, his dark, untidy head disappearing under my sweater, and before I have time to regain even millimeters of sanity, my nipple is in his mouth and he’s suckling me. Not gentle. Not soft. My breasts are so small, he almost eats me whole. Every draw, every suck, every bite sends a power surge to my core until my knees hold his hips in a desperate grip, and my nails rake across the flat surface of the pool table behind me. His mouth at my breast. His fingers inside me. His clean scent surrounding me. I have nowhere to hide anymore. I am exposed. I want to spread myself wide open for him. That voice that has been telling me I can’t rely on him. I can’t trust him. I can’t need him—that voice is stunned into silence by his thorough possession of my body, by the inferno between my legs, blazing a hole right through my soul and scorching my heart.   





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About Kennedy Ryan

 
I just can't write about myself in third person for one more bio! I'm a wife, a mom, a writer, an advocate for families living with autism. That's me in a nutshell. Crack the nut, and you'll find a Southern girl gone Southern California who loves pizza and Diet Coke, and wishes she got to watch a lot more television. You can usually catch me up too late, on social media too much, or FINALLY putting a dent in my ever-growing To Be Read list!
 

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

ARC REVIEW... My Soul To Keep by Kennedy Ryan





It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold...

KAI

I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music. 
Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way, making my mark. I can’t afford to fall for one of music's brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I’m holding on tight with both hands. I won’t let go, not even for Rhyson Gray.

RHYSON

I had one thing in my life that mattered – music. The only constant, it’s taken me to heights most people only dream about; a gift dropped in my lap at birth. I thought it was enough. I thought it was everything until I met Kai. Now she’s all I think about, like a song I can't get out of my head. If I have to chase her, if I have to give up everything - I will. And once she's mine, I won't let go. 






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

THIS BOOK NERD SAYS: 
This is the first book in a brand new series by Kennedy Ryan. I was completely sold by the synopsis and the story has me a bit hooked for all the right reasons. 
Let me back up for a bit...
The story opens in Kai's voice. We quickly get a peek into her close and treasured relationship with her mother coming to a close. In those moments we immediately get a good grasp on her dreams and we later come to discover her fears. 
When her path crosses the famed Rhyson Gray she's determined to keep him at arms length to allow nothing to deter her path to success on the stage. 
Rhyson knows from the first moment he sees Kai that she is different from anyone he's ever met before and the feelings that he feels are too strong to deny. He's determined to have her...

He could have me (sorry I'm not sorry). Rhyson was everything I needed in a book boyfriend when I sat down to read this book. He's got the sweet alpha down pact and even though he stumbles from time to time, he was most definitely forgiveable (and lickable). 
Kai. 
I enjoyed her character even more. I understood her reasoning and principles even if at times I wanted her to let go of all the unnecessary worry and give in already. 
This book had the long simmering tension between Kai and Rhyson down to a science. The attraction, chemistry, and passion is there from their first interaction... and then BAM simmer
And then more simmer. 
And a tiny bit more before I ended up saying YES FINALLY. But it was worth the wait. I actually appreciated it a bit more because during all that simmering story... Kennedy Ryan actually made me believe in their undeniable attraction. I knew all the whys... 


Kai and Rhyson have a pretty strong and enjoyable "supporting cast". There was a perfect amount of their backstory that pulled me into their characterization a bit more despite me not really liking them at the moment. So for those few characters that got my side eye... I will be hoping they redeem themselves in the series to come. 

It was a lovely story that ends with a slight cliff hanger because if you are like me you're going to need to know what's going to happen  (don't say I didn't warn ya!)

I'm giving this one 4 Stars!

And make sure you pop back over here on Monday! I'll be helping celebrate this book's release and there'll be a fun excerpt and giveaway to check out as well!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

DOUBLE SPOTLIGHT REVIEW... Double the Boys of Baseball...

Hey Hey All...
Today I'm featuring not one but two books of the THE BOYS OF SUMMER series by author Katie Rose. I read both books back to back without reading the preceding books in the series and in my opinion they stand on their own perfectly fine. While the characters from the previous books make appearances, I never felt lost and the dots seemed to connect seamlessly. 
So without further ado lets get into it... 

*Please note I received both books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*



The Boys of Summer are back! In Katie Rose’s sweet, sparkling novel, the newest New Jersey Sonic falls for the woman who’s trying desperately to save his career.

Physical therapist Jessica Hart has learned her lesson: Never date professional athletes. She’s been down that road, and barely recovered after the relationship crashed and burned. Then Jessica meets Gavin King. An All-Star slugger with chiseled good looks, Gavin was traded to the Sonics because he hurt his knee sliding into second, and now his future is in her hands. Gavin’s no bad boy—but he’s tempting enough to make Jessica think twice about all her rules.

Gavin is trying to find a comfortable routine. If he wants his old life back, he must take it easy, stay out of the limelight, and keep his distance from gorgeous redheaded physical therapists. The thing is, Gavin isn’t the kind of guy to sit on his ass and let other people pull his weight. And when he sees something he wants, he can’t help but fight for it, even if it means risking everything, even if it only lasts a single moment: like one kiss from Jessica.


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This Book Nerd Says: 

I really enjoyed this story. Like I said I found that it stood solid as a standalone read while also igniting a desire to go back and read the previous books just to get to know the secondary characters better because they all seemed really charismatic and fun. 

If I had to pick a favorite thing about this book it'd be Gavin... easily. 

I loved him from start to finish. He brought a true sense of maturity and self awareness about his situation that marked it as a true contemporary read. He was Alpha... without the personality issues that other Alpha males seem to have throughout the genre which was a thousand percent refreshing.

For the most part this was a just an enjoyable fun kind of read. There are no seriously heavy emotional things to shift through and there were some just plain make you smile moments. HOWEVER, the only thing that wavered for me is that as much as Jessica has a lot of the things I adore in my female leads, there was a big turnoff with her. Her reluctance to get involved with Gavin was understandable in the beginning but then it seemed to morph into an unjust prejudice that kinda drove me bonkers. Gavin does a terrific job at proving himself and yet she has a hard time in just giving the guy a break. He never does anything to warrant the wavering in her feelings and because of that I found myself defensive of his character. 
In line with this,  I found some of the drama that came their way a bit unnecessary. 
But it was tempered with a quick resolve so overall I'd give this book a 3.5-4 Star Rating.






Perfect for readers of Joanna Blake and Sawyer Bennett, hailed as “charming, sexy, and smart” by Lauren Layne, the Boys of Summer series from award-winning author Katie Rose heats up as a homegrown baseball star returns to snag the one that got away.

When veteran catcher Connor Jackson gets traded to the New Jersey Sonics, he welcomes the opportunity to possibly cap his career with a World Series ring in his home state. But there’s another reason Connor is glad things have come full circle. In pursuit of hardball glory, he left behind his college sweetheart, the one girl he could never forget. Seeing her again stirs up long-lost desires . . . and this time, he’s determined not to strike out.

A divorced mother of four, Tracy Coleman no longer aspires to gossip-mag glam—but she’ll make an exception for a date with Connor. Their chemistry is hotter than ever, and being alone with him is more seductive than she anticipated. Who could blame her for leaving out a little detail like the kids? Now all she has to do is come clean and convince the man of her dreams that they—Connor, Tracy, and her children—have a future together.


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This Book Nerd Says: 

If you are in the mood for a sweet guys with kids story... this one will satisfy your craving. 
If you are feeling like you could go for a great second chance love story... yep. This one. 

Connor wants to go out on top. Traded to the Sonics he's looking for a chance to get a World Series win in before he retires. But more than that he's looking to get back his first love and the girl he hasn't forgotten about- the recently single Tracy. 
Connor knows she's divorced but he doesn't know about the four kids who call her mom. 

If you were guessing that I loved Connor, *ding ding* you'd be right about that. Connor is older than the other guys in the series and it shows. As soon as the story opens we know where his focus is and it never wavers. 
Tracy has a lot on her plate as a single mother. I could understand her apprehension (to a degree).  Her children are adjusting to a divorce and she doesn't want them to get attached to more disappointment. But there were so many little issues that left me a teensy bit frustrated with the way she handled her relationship with Connor. 
So yeah like the previous book the main issue I had with the story laid with the female lead... in this case Tracy. I really wanted her to find her backbone and death grip it. I wanted to see her exhibit that strength and determination in defending her right to be happy and to be with whoever made her happy - okay honestly I wanted her to tell the ex-husband to screw himself and then I wanted her to fall into Connor's arms and let him love her and her kids!

Still it was sweet and fun, with quickly resolution and of course closure with a lovely happily ever after. 

I'm giving this one a 3.5 Star rating!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

COVER REVEAL... Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye

So excited and thrilled to be one of the blogs to bring you the Cover Reveal for Laura Kaye's RIDE HARD! 

Releasing April 26, 2016, RIDE HARD is the first novel in Laura’s Raven Riders Series, a spin off from her New York Times and USA Today bestselling Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance an imprint of HarperCollins. Pre-order your copy of RIDE HARD today!

 

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  About RIDE HARD:
  Brotherhood. Club. Family. They live and ride by their own rules. These are the Raven Riders… Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile. Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could. The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before… 






Author Photo   About Laura Kaye: 
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

TEASER TUESDAY... Just Close Enough by Elizabeth Marx




We're celebrating the upcoming release of  Just Close Enough by Elizabeth Marx, on December 1st. 





 Just Close Enough (Alabama Secrets Series #2)
Author: Elizabeth Marx
Mature NA Contemporary Romance



Pre-order Just Close Enough
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A man out for revenge…

When Alexander Volkow raced into Crossroads, Alabama and bought up half of Broad Street, the entire town questioned his motives, but he didn’t care. He did it for one reason and only one reason — to find the man who went AWOL from the military with his brother, Kon. Knowing Kon, something is terribly wrong, and Alex is set on retribution.

But when all roads lead to the town’s favorite daughter, who just happens to be the missing man’s fiancée, Alex can’t help but be mesmerized by her alluring southern charm and sexy little snort.

A woman searching for a way out...

No amount of bartending, snake charming, or organic cotton growing can stop the fear blooming inside Polly Anna Coots. She knows if her MIA fiancée is found alive, he’ll want to follow through with their marriage plans, but she has had a change of heart — and not just because of the new man she can’t get out of her head. If her fiancée returns and she reneges on their future, she’ll end up DOA.

When one of Polly Anna’s snakes runs Alex off the road, sparks fly, and the two embark on a steamy collision course in a small town filled with secrets that add fuel to the smoldering fire.

Can either one of them get just close enough to acquire what they need from the other without falling in love?

*Can be read as a stand alone.








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Just in Case (Alabama Secrets Series #1)




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About Elizabeth Marx

Elizabeth Marx writes deeply emotional romances that take her readers on a roller coaster ride through desire and despair. She is not afraid to push you over that first drop just when you think you know what’s going to happen next. Her writing is described as hilarious, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. Her characters achieve the ‘happily ever after’ through a journey of poignant and passionate moments.

Elizabeth resides in Chicago with her husband, girls, and two cats who've spelled everyone into believing they're really dogs.

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