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New Paranormal Romance ~ 3.5 Stars for Night’s Caress by Mary Hughes!

Title: Night’s Caress
Author: Mary Hughes
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Day: September 25th

Night’s Caress Synopsis:
When artist Brie Lark left her vampire ex and her straitjacket of a hometown to breathe free in New York City, she promised herself two things: she’d never go back to Meiers Corner, and no more vampires. The last thing she expected—or wanted—was to be sent back home on an assignment. But her boss at the FBI needs her undercover on a murder case, working with a black-haired, black-eyed giant god of a man who’s her idea of perfection, except for one thing—he’s a vampire.

FBI Special Agent Seb Rikare is an ancient vampire hardened by loss. He’s cut all emotions to protect himself and leads a deliberately steady, almost sterile life. The brash young woman forced to pose as his lover irritates him, with her jangling bracelets and colorful hair. But as much as she irritates him, he finds himself drawn to her lively spirit and he’s tempted to make fantasy a reality.

My Review

3.5 Stars!
A paranormal romance about the uncanny partnership between an ancient, alpha vampire and sassy female who is his reluctant partner.
Mary Hughes has written an immersive novel that makes you feel as though you are right in Meiers Corners yourself. Very well-developed scenery. Unfortunately, I did not feel the characters were given as much due. Seb is difficult to warm up to. Brie is better, but it still took me some time. Then there is the way the book was written – Seb’s part was written in 3rd person and Brie’s in first. It was too distracting for me. It also took a bit of time to really get into the book.
Once Hughes finished her story and character development and really let herself go wild with the story… that’s when I really got involved. Once I got there, I was involved and ready to see it through. There were a few tense moments that had me biting my nails while I waited to see what happened.
A little slow to start, but don’t give up. The rest of the book is totally worth it!

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Mary Hughes Bio:
Who am I? A lover of stories that crackle with action and emotion. A mother, a flutist, a binge-TV-watcher of NCIS, Sherlock, and Agents of SHIELD.
I write steamy, wickedly funny romance including the Pull of the Moon series of witch/shifter love and the Biting Love series where sexy, gritty vampires meet small town mayhem. My martial arts background means the action is real.
Most of all, I’m a believer in grand passion, a forever kind of love.

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Blog Tour: 3.5 Stars for Black Tie Optional by Ann Marie Walker!

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The Proposal meets Two Weeks Notice in Ann Marie Walker’s new standalone romantic comedy, Black Tie Optional, which New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst calls, “a fun, sexy romp that will keep every reader entertained!”

Everything about Coleman Grant III oozes power and sex. And not the perfunctory kind either, but the sheet clawing, heart stopping, gasping for air after you’ve screamed so loud you can’t breathe kind. From his dark wavy hair that stands in an artfully rumpled mess, to the blue eyes that sear your skin, to his full, sensual lips – on the surface he’s pure perfection.

Too bad he’s an asshole. An arrogant, uptight corporate raider hell bent on destroying the environment one species at a time.

Everything about Olivia Ramsey screams hippie humanitarian. From her blond hair tied in a sloppy bun, to her faded jeans with the Bonnaroo patch sewn on the thigh, to her combat boots still splattered with mud from the previous day’s site visit.

So it makes perfect sense that they would get married. In Vegas. Stone-cold sober.

Cole needs a wife. Olivia needs to save an endangered species. But what starts as a marriage of convenience soon turns into a battle of wills and sexual tension. Love is a game, and Olivia and Cole are ready to win.

My Review:

 

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Excerpt

Chapter One

Just like clockwork, Olivia thought. She watched the gas-guzzling SUV roll to a stop alongside the curb, its hazard lights blinking as if some sort of justification for bringing a full lane of Chicago’s morning rush hour to a grinding halt. Every day the sleek black car stopped in exactly the same location so the almighty Coleman Grant III could get the same extra hot, double shot Americano from the same big-chain coffee shop, bypassing the smaller, neighborhood establishments trying to stay afloat as corporate America runs them into the ground.

A mountain of a man in mirrored aviator shades jumped out of the front seat to open the rear door, giving Olivia a clear view of the luxury vehicle’s interior. Two leather captain’s chairs with fold down keyboards and armrest tablet holders sat facing several television monitors mounted above what appeared to be a full-service bar. Forget running a business, it looked as though Coleman Grant ran NASA from his back seat. Honestly, what could possibly be so important that it couldn’t keep until he got to the office? The commute from his Gold Coast penthouse to his Loop headquarters was less than two miles. Hadn’t the guy ever heard of just chilling out with some tunes?

Olivia approached the car just as Grant climbed out of the back seat. He paused to button the jacket of his navy blue Tom Ford and for a moment she forgot he was an arrogant, self-righteous prick hell bent on destroying the environment one species at a time. For a moment, she allowed herself to take in the physical perfection standing in front of her. From his dark wavy hair that stood in an artfully rumpled mess, to the blue eyes that seared her skin, to his full, sensual lips – everything about Coleman Grant oozed power and sex. And not the perfunctory kind either, but the sheet clawing, heart-stopping, gasping-for-air-after-you’ve-screamed-so-loud-you-can’t-breathe kind. But then his eyes narrowed and his lips curved into a knowing smirk and Olivia remembered exactly who she was dealing with.

“Mr. Grant,” she began.

The bodyguard moved to step between them but Grant waved him off. “Ms. Ramsey, what a surprise,” he said, not at all surprised since this was the eighty-third day in a row she had approached him. Not that it mattered. She had no plans to stop these sidewalk sessions until he either agreed to her demands or filed for a restraining order.

He made his way toward the coffee shop with Olivia tight on his heels. “You know, most people simply make an appointment with my assistant.”

“I’ve tried that, Mr. Grant. But for some reason your schedule is always full.”

“Pity,” he said, his voice void of all emotion. When he reached the glass doors, he yanked one open. “Please, after you.”

Bastard. Normally he charged in like he owned the place, never mind if she or anyone else got a face full of door. How dare he try to throw her off her game by acting chivalrous. As if the man had a courteous bone in his body. Olivia stood frozen in place, debating how best to handle this latest twist in their balance of power. As she did, Cole’s gaze raked her from head to toe, from her blond hair tied in a sloppy bun, to her faded jeans with the Bonaroo patch sewn on the thigh, to her combat boots splattered with mud from the previous day’s site visit.

She hated to admit it, but the scrutiny of his gaze was unnerving. And it wasn’t just the laser like focus. There was something about his expression, as if he wasn’t looking at her fully clothed in a shop brimming with customers, but rather undressing her with his eyes. She shifted in place, debating if she should call him out for his piggish behavior or simply stick to the topic at hand.

“Suit yourself,” he finally said, stepping through the doors and leaving her alone on the sidewalk.

Not so fast. She took a deep breath and joined him at the service counter. “Mr. Grant, as I’m sure you’re aware, the northern long-eared bat was recently granted protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.”

“Rather difficult to forget given your daily reminders. Although I must say, Ms. Ramsey, you disappoint me. No visual aids today?” He turned away from the counter with his extra hot, double shot Americano to find Olivia standing behind him with an 8 x 10 glossy in her hand. “Ah, it seems I spoke too soon.”

“This particular species of bat has been the most impacted by white-nose syndrome and the resulting decline in their numbers is what—”

“Those really are the most vile creatures,” Grant interrupted. “Have you ever considered taking up the cause of a more appealing animal, say a manatee?”

“There aren’t any manatees in Lake Michigan.”

“Precisely.” He smirked. “Perhaps you could move? I’m sure you could find some poor, unsuspecting Floridians worthy of your attention.” He raised his left hand and for the first time Olivia realized he was holding a second cup. He thrust it in her direction and without thinking she took it, dropping the photograph as she did. “You seem like the type who would order your latte with a hundred and one specifications, but hopefully skinny vanilla will do.”

Olivia blinked. He bought her a coffee? What the actual fuck? Did he really think he could charm his way out of the hot seat? She had spent her entire adult life and most of her teens speaking on behalf of those who couldn’t. It was going to take a lot more than a few random acts of fabricated kindness to get her off his back.

She was about to tell him not only where he could stick his latte but how in her twenty-eight years on earth she’d never ordered a “skinny” anything, when he turned toward the door. She bent to scoop up the photo then hurried after him, fast talking her case all the way to the curb where his bodyguard stood waiting with the door already open. As usual, Grant didn’t say a word, much less defend his stance. Instead he simply flashed a grin that would have made her drop her latte, not to mention her panties, if she didn’t find him to be lacking in not only morals and ethics but quite possibly a soul.

He gave her a quick nod before ducking into the car. “Until tomorrow, Ms. Ramsey.”

With that, the door slammed shut and the SUV pulled into traffic to the sound of protesting horns.

“Asshole,” Olivia muttered under her breath. “Gorgeous asshole, but still.” She turned on her heel and started down the street with her head held high. Coleman Grant III might have been trying to make a mockery of her attempts to persuade him, but their standoff was far from over. A slow grin curved her lips as an idea began to take shape. She’d just pulled her smartphone out to send herself a reminder when it began to vibrate in her hand.

“Are you bringing your swimsuit?” her best friend asked before Olivia had even managed a hello.

“To the desert? You’re joking, right?”

“I wasn’t sure.”

“Cassie, I know you’ve had your head buried in cookbooks for the past few years but surely you can remember how a vacation works…lounge chairs, suntan oil, blended drinks with tiny umbrellas that make you say ridiculously inappropriate things to cabana boys.”

“I have never said anything inappropriate to a cabana boy. And that’s sexist by the way.”

“Cabana person?” Olivia laughed at her own joke. “I’m playing. But you’ve got to lighten up a bit. We’re headed to Vegas, Sin City, what happens there stays there and all that.”

“You sound like a tourism ad.”

“All I’m saying is you better be ready to party Hangover style.”

Cassie snorted. “Yeah, cause that worked out so well for them.”

“I promise I won’t leave you stranded on a hotel roof.”

“This is a bad idea. I should be staying here and looking for a job.”

“You’re the sister of the groom. You can’t very well ditch out on the bachelor/bachelorette festivities. Besides, if I can break my ‘Harass Coleman Grant’ streak for a few days, then you can certainly give the stand mixer a rest.”

“How’s that going by the way?”

Olivia groaned. “New day, same story. ”

“Maybe it’s time to—”

“Move on? No way.” While it was true that working freelance allowed Olivia a certain amount of latitude, she prided herself on never giving up. There was no way Coleman Grant was going to blemish her perfect record. “I’ll just have to double my efforts.”

Cassie laughed. “I’m actually starting to feel sorry for the guy.”

“Don’t be fooled by the looks. He might be hotter than Ryan Reynolds and Ian Somerhalder combined, but underneath that perfect exterior beats the heart of an ogre.”

“Sounds like someone has wet panties.”

“Why Cassandra Miller, is that smutty talk I hear coming out of your mouth? There may be hope for you yet.”

“Don’t change the subject. You’ve got the hots for this guy.”

“Hardly. He’s eye candy all right, but he’s also a spoiled, self-centered asshole who think it’s his way or the highway. Not this time though.” Olivia nodded to herself. One way or another he was going to give in to her demands. Coleman Grant III had finally met his match. He just didn’t know it yet.

My Review:

3.5 Stars!

You are cordially invited to this hilarious fake marriage romp!

Cole and Olivia are crazy fun. The fake marriage had so many hiccups and the fact that despite their mutual attraction, C & O didn’t really even like each other… well, it made for one super fun read. Cole is alpha. Olivia is a laid-back hippie.

Opposites attract is this sexy, hilarious romp!

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Author Bio:

Ann Marie Walker writes steamy books about sexy boys. She’s a fan of fancy cocktails, anything chocolate, and 80s rom-coms. Her super power is connecting any situation to an episode of Friends and she thinks all coffee cups should be the size of a bowl. If it’s December she can be found watching Love Actually but the rest of the year you can find her at AnnMarieWalker.com where she would be happy to talk to you about alpha males, lemon drop martinis or supermodel David Gandy. Ann Marie attended the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in Chicago.

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Blog Tour: 3.75 stars for Holly Freakin’ Hughes by Kelsey Kingsley!

Today we have the blog tour for HOLLY FREAKIN’ HUGHES by Kelsey Kingsley! Check it out and grab your copy today!

About Holly Freakin’ Hughes:

31-year-old HOLLY HUGHES is happy with her life. She’s a moderately successful teen advice columnist living in a tiny studio apartment on the Upper East Side with her boyfriend STEPHEN and their cat CAMILLE. She has grand plans of marrying Stephen and having his babies, until Stephen announces that he is in fact gay and in love with someone else, his boss ANTHONY. This twist of fate is the beginning of a slew of life-changing events in poor Holly’s life. Her boss fires her from the magazine for being too old, leaving her unemployed and unable to keep her apartment.

With nowhere else to go, Holly moves back to Long Island to live with her younger sister LIZ and 3-year-old niece ANNA, and takes over as Anna’s babysitter until she can find the confidence to get herself back on her feet.

As a part of her babysitting routine, Holly takes Anna on bi-weekly trips to the local bookstore, where they attend Story Time. On one occasion, Anna just so happens to run face-first into 36-year-old BRANDON DAVIS, a tall, handsome man who just so happens to be an international best-selling author of a fantasy book series. Holly is unaware of this bit of information, and remains oblivious as their friendship and love for each other grows.

When Brandon faces his personal qualms toward his career and confesses who he is to her, Holly is left to face her own issues with inadequacy.

The story deals with acceptance for one’s position in life, forgiveness, and overcoming the feeling of simply not being good enough.

 

My Review:

3.75 stars!

I love discovering new to me authors and I am so glad to have found Kelsey Kingsley!

Holly Freakin’ Hughes was just plain fun to read. Poor Holly is a hot mess. Her life was near perfect until her boyfriend informs her he is gay and her life crumbles around her. She goes from living the life to living in her sister’s basement as a glorified nanny to her niece. Oh but the niece! Man, I wanted to scoop that kid up and hug her. Not just because she’s cute, but because she runs right into the perfect man for Holly! Holly and Brandon were quite perfect for each other and it was a joy to read their relationship develop.

Brandon and Holly are great characters, but could have used a bit more development and there were a few inconsistencies in the story (nothing overly distracting, just my overly pragmatic brain). Honestly, for a debut this was quite good. I believe Kelsey Kingsley has a bright future in writing. I look forward to reading more from her.

 

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About Kelsey Kingsley:

Kelsey Kingsley grew up in the great state of New York, and still lives there with her family and a cat named Ethel. When she isn’t writing her fingers to the bone, she enjoys a good (or bad) book, reruns ofFrasier, ruining the lives of her Sims, and singing and dancing in the kitchen. She somehow survives off a diet of tea, doughnuts, and French fries. However, she hates cheese and listening to people chew. You’ve been warned.

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New NA/Contemporary Romance Release: 3.5 Stars for Heartless by Michelle Horst

 

 

 

 

I’m warned that Carter Hayes is heartless.

He’s part of the screw crew.
He’ll just use you and leave you.
He’s ruthless and always gets what he wants.

Just look for the trail of broken hearts and dreamy sighs and you’ll find him.

“Hot as sin, Carter.”

I don’t have time to fall head over heels for any guy. Besides, he’d never notice someone like me. I have a three step plan. Get through college. Get a job. Get my sister out of the hell hole I left her in. That’s all I have time for.

That’s until I hear of the betting pool the guys started. Whoever screws me first gets the money.  The moment Carter looks at me, I know it’s only because of the bet.

I tell myself our first kiss is only for show.
I hate my heart for falling for his irresistible charm.

For one foolish moment, I actually want him to be my first earth-shattering love. All it takes for me to give in is a little attention, a cocky smile, and a fake promise of a happily-ever-after.

When I’m surrounded by crumpled sheets and the smell of sex, I realize I let him have me for four hundred dollars.

 

To save what little pride I have left, I pretend it didn’t mean anything, that he’s just one last screw before we all leave college.

I’ve spent the last four years lying to myself. When I’m ready to take the final step of my plan, and save my sister, guess who walks through my front door?

My Review

3.5 Stars!

Heartless is the first book in Michelle Horst’s Enemies to Lovers series. It is an angsty roller coaster ride from start to finish.

Long story short – Della and Carter are both students at UNC, but they are from totally different worlds. Della is poor and has to work to cover expenses outside of school. Carter is from a wealthy background and his future is already set out for him. The two do not hit it off initially, but there is no denying the sparks between them.

Here’s the thing. I love the enemies to lover trope. It is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, this book just didn’t work for me. The writing is good, as I have come to expect from Michelle Horst, but the flow of the story was just too frenetic for my tastes. Della and Carter’s relationship had too much up and down and it felt like I had book whiplash. Seriously, one minute he’s saying really horrible things to her and the next he’s forcefully kissing her and telling her he wants more. The first 30% or so of the book is their back and forth that culminates in him finally deciding he likes her and has to be with her and she is throwing her virginal self at him. Now, I have to be really careful about how I proceed so that I don’t spoil anything.

So, if you read the blurb, you see that a $400 bet is the catalsyt for Della and Carter’s interactions. Well, it is and it isn’t. The bet is only mentioned in the first couple of chapters and then suddenly, Della is no longer butt hurt about five guys making a bet about sleeping with her and they are all friends. Say what? All of a sudden, the douche is a prince, the prince is a douche and the three stooges are just filler characters. Then, after the de-virginizing and a misunderstanding, Della runs away…again and Carter is all butt hurt. In my notes, I wrote the following: “Ok. Where is she going with this? He just said he was done trying to date? Just like that? He gets turned down once and boom that’s it, he’s off to sleep with half the campus to make himself feel better. Ummm…ok, sure.” So, what happens in the 1st third of the book could be an entire book, but nooo… now, we’re taken on a ride. The story jumps forward almost a year, then it jumps ahead 4 years. And we’re back to I love you but I hate you. But wait…we jump forward in time again. It was like a jolt to my book-reading soul each time the book jumped forward in time. Now, let’s talk about the word whisper. I get this is a popular word for romance authors to use during an intimate situation between two characters. I like the word when used in moderation. Unfortunately, Carter had only two volume levels when speaking – the whisper and the growl. Ok, there was a snap once. The overuse of the word whisper distracted me so much… so much!

Look. I have read almost everything Michelle Horst has written. I like her books and her writing styles, but this one just missed the mark. It was a good start to what is apparently going to be a series, about these five guys I’m thinking. There was decent set up for two of the additional characters for their future stories. The characters were easy to love and the base of the story was great. It will definitely appeal to angsty story lovers.

While it wasn’t my favorite, I would recommend it.

 

 

Michelle Horst is a Bestselling Romance Author who likes her books hot, dirty, and with a touch of darkness. She loves an alpha hero who is not scared to fight for his woman.

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New Release: 3.5 Stars for Reunion by London Hale!

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Blurb:

We’re heading back to Temperance Falls for a second chance at love…

She’s ready to move on

High school reunions are supposed to be fun. Unfortunately, mine starts with a storm that traps me in a house with my newly ex-boyfriend…and his hot-as-sin stepbrother. Luke kept in touch with me over the years, but not like this. Not with his hands, his fingers…his mouth. If my ex finds out, it’s more than just a friendship on the line. I could destroy a family.

He’s done holding back

Hannah’s been off-limits for twelve long years, ever since my stepbrother swooped in and claimed her before I could. As if coveting from afar isn’t bad enough, now I have to suffer through our ten-year reunion watching them together. But things aren’t as perfect in paradise as it would seem. One overheard conversation between them, and I’m ready to throw caution to the wind. If my stepbrother can’t make her scream, I’m more than happy to get the job done.

London Hale’s books can be read in any order or as standalones. Looking for something quick, filthy, and taboo with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating? The couples of Temperance Falls deliver.

My Review:

3.5 Stars!

You’re in for a sexy, sweet, smutty treat with Reunion!

Hannah is home for her high school reunion, but during a raging storm she gets trapped in a house with her ex and his stepbrother, Luke. She’s always been attracted to him, but was dating his stepbrother. Luke put Hannah in the off-limits category, but now things are different.

So, taboo? Not really. The chemistry is off the chart. The sex… five alarm hot! I enjoyed the short, slow burn that built as Hannah and Luke worked their way to each other. The story was good with the perfect mix of conflict and relationship. I love this duo’s writing style.

If you’re looking for a fast, sexy read, then Reunion will satisfy your needs.

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About London:

London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. Martin’s Press, and Carina Press. She hates coffee, thinks green Skittles are the work of the devil, and has never heard of a party she didn’t want to attend. Don’t ask how they became such good friends or work so well together—they still haven’t figured it out themselves.

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New Release: 3.5 Stars for Lukas by F.G. Adams

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Blurb:

Oh, the foolish games we play.

The moment I was gifted a test drive of the luscious Sage Blackwood, I knew she was mine. I was broken, half a man, until she pieced me back together. She changed my world forever with her magnetic humor and hot body. Sage is an expert of subterfuge. Her logic overrules her cravings. It doesn’t matter if she feels the same; I’m the master at games and puzzles. And I’ll win this game in the end. I always do.

Oh, the tangled webs we weave.

Pushing the wrong buttons is Lukas Roger’s forte. Except he presses all the right ones when he’s sending me to heaven with each and every delicious touch. But I can’t give him what he wants. I will never give myself completely to another. It just doesn’t work in my world. I bury those dreams deep. My job connected us. Now this powerful bond scares me. My body desires to cling to what Lukas offers, while my mind is telling me to run away.

Far.
Fast.
Forever.

My Review:

3.5 Stars!

This is a fast-paced, super steamy romantic suspense novel with a stellar hero!

This is not my favorite from this series. It will take a lot to top Oliver for me, but that’s just a personal opinion. However, I did like the straightforward story with no outside drama. It was just two people who were hot for each other but one of them can’t commit. Hello, Sage. I’m talking to you. This is where the book fell flat for me… Sage. I just didn’t care for her. She does improve later in the book, but I just never really warmed up to her. The secondary characters (old and new faces) were nearly the highlight of the book. Well, except for the caliente smexy times!

A nice addition to the series, if you like an alpha, you will love Lukas!

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F.G. Adams writes contemporary and paranormal romance about sexy alpha heroes and feisty-mouthed heroines. The wonder twins forming F.G. enjoy a healthy obsession of reading that started at a young age. Their books reflect an avid imagination that was cultivated by their grandmother who taught them the mind has no limits and to use both hands when reaching for the stars. Partners in writing, they both thrive on creating unique storylines for you, the reader to enjoy.

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New Release: 3.5 Stars for Prince Brock by Xavier Neal

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I’m the hot tempered, blue eyed beast whose bark is is just as vicious as his bite.

Every man that walks out onto the stage is loved like a prince.

I’m Brock and this is my story.

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My Review:

3.5 Stars!

Ok. Let’s just be honest. I had a difficult time with this book. I liked the story, but I didn’t like Brock and I liked French even less. However, I appreciate the romance between Brock and French who have danced around their feelings for years.

At it’s heart, Prince Brock is really an amazing love story. Brock is a hot mess. He comes from a crappy childhood never really knowing love. French has always been a pawn to her parents and her parents only ever loved themselves. French rescued Brock from a miserable life ten years earlier and now the two have a very unconventional relationship.

Here’s the thing about these two. Brock is always angry, threatening and, in my opinion, kind of obnoxious. Also, he uses the F-word A LOT! Nearly every other word out of his mouth. I’m not joking. I’m no prude. I enjoy liberal use of the F-word, but Brock puts nearly every other book character to shame. French isn’t much better.

As you can probably imagine by my mention of the repeated use of the F-word, the sex is off-the-charts hot! Sizzling, scorching and any other s-word related to sex you can think of. I guess that’s what happens when you deny yourself what you’ve wanted for 10 years.

There is other stuff going on in the book including locating a missing relative. Of course, there is lots of conflict and turmoil. I just had a hard time focusing on that what with all the F-words, the throwing of things and slamming of doors and then this whole Breaking the 4th Wall deal.

Ah yes. Xavier Neal chose to break the mythical 4th wall. Meaning that not only do you hear the characters inner monologues and their external coversations, but they talk directly to the reader. I am okay with occasional use of this writing style, but not through the entire book. It was just too distracting for me, especially because the 4th wall parts were typed in Bold. It’s probably because I have a desk job and I see typed correspondence all day every day and the 1st rules of correspondence etiquette are no bold face and no all caps. Both indicate yelling. So, I felt a bit like the characters were yelling at me, which really isn’t too far off base considering most of what they say to us is said when they are angry.

I know this is a lot to take in, but I am asked to provide an honest review, so I do. This book is not going to be for everyone. If you like angry, alpha males and b*t&hy females and angry sex, then you will likely enjoy this. However, there is a lot in here that might easily offend someone. So, be forewarned.

I gave it 3.5 stars because I really feel the plot itself is kind of beautiful. The writing is good. It flows well, even if the choice of words and the use of 4th wall are a bit unconventional. I am a romantic at heart, so even with all the detractors, I liked the story and it had a lovely HEA.

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New Release: 3.5 Stars for Martinis & Moolight by Andrea Johnston

Today we have the release day blitz for Martinis & Moonlight by Andrea Johnston! Check out the release day festivities and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Martinis & Moonlight

Author: Andrea Johnston

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Martinis & Moonlight:

Minnesota “Minnie” Walker has worked hard for the life she has – a close knit family, successful career, and long-term relationship. When a tragedy strikes, Minnie sacrifices everything to be there for her family. Never expecting a move to the small town of Lexington would change the course of her future, Minnie finds herself wondering if what she always thought was perfect is really what’s best for her … and her heart.

 

Owen Butler has lived in the town of Lexington his entire life. After years of feeling second best and wasting his time vying for the attention of his father, Owen has settled into an uncomplicated life. Not one to believe in happily ever after, he never expected the new woman in town to have him questioning everything he thought he wanted in life.

 

Together, under the rays of the moonlight, Owen and Minnie find themselves wondering what the future holds and if facing it together is worth the risk.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

I love this series about small town love.

Minnie is new in town and has her plate full with her new job at the construction company and taking care of her sister’s two kids while her sister is away. Owen Butler is the current town manwhore. He doesn’t believe in love and prefers hookups. They meet through work and there is an instant attraction, but things stand in their way–mostly they stand in their own way.

I enjoyed the book. It was a nice, slow burn kind of romance. The MCs both had issues they let stand in the way. Unfortunately, I didn’t connect as well with this book as I did with the first two in the series. I felt there was a lot of unnecessary filler that sort of detracted from the main story and it dragged a little. But, overall, it was a sweet romance and I really enjoyed the HEA.

 

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This week has been particularly quiet in the office, and as much as I hate to admit it, I’d even take an encounter with Owen at this point. Yep, be careful what you wish for.

 

The door to the office opens and I sense him before I hear him. Maybe it’s that I smell him. Not smell in a gross way, but a way that is like some weird mating call. I’m sure there’s a name for that but I can’t think of it because there he is, walking toward me in a pair of khaki cargo shorts, a sleeveless T-shirt that, thanks to the sweat on his body, is clinging to his torso and chiseled chest, and a pair of sunglasses sitting atop his head. That smile I mentioned taking over his face as he gets closer to my desk has me quickly looking away in embarrassment. I know he can tell that he affects me. I know my tell-tale giveaway to embarrassment has completely taken over my arms, neck, and cheeks in a glorious shade of strawberry.

 

“Well, Miss Walker, fancy meeting you here.”

 

“Oh, hey.” I don’t take my eyes from my screen and very diligently read the same line over and over. Why does he make me nervous? I don’t get nervous.

 

“Here are some invoices for you and I signed off on the time cards for my crew.”

 

I finally lift my eyes from my screen to see Owen sitting in the chair in front of my desk, leaning back so he is rocking on the back two legs of the chair, with his arms crossed, and a smirk on his face. The same smirk he usually offers me before not so subtlety suggesting something flirtatious.

 

“Thanks. Checks will be ready Monday as usual. Was there anything else?”

 

“What’re your plans this weekend? Date with your boyfriend? Painting your nails with the squirt?”

 

Clicking the save icon on the spreadsheet I’m working on, I sit back in my seat, crossing my feet at the ankle while folding my arms, and contemplating how to answer this. He’s trying to get to know me and I promised myself I’d be open to new friendships. Owen Butler is a lot of things, and while I’m not sure he’s completely harmless, I doubt he’s much more than talk.

 

“No boyfriend,” I casually respond before whispering under my breath, “anymore.”

 

“What? Some schmuck let you go? What a loser.”

 

I snort out a laugh; I guess my whisper was louder than I thought. The more I’ve thought about my relationship with Kent, the more appropriate a word like “schmuck” is a perfect way to describe him. Boring, self-absorbed, career driven, and missionary style are also other ways.

 

“Well anyway, I’m actually going to just hang out this weekend. The girls are going with my parents and it’ll be the first time in weeks I’ve had time to myself. How about you? Got a date?”

 

Owen chokes on what I think was supposed to be a laugh, startling me a little while simultaneously sending a little shiver down my spine to my lady bits. His voice is deep and gravelly, as is his attempt to laugh, almost like he doesn’t do it very often and his vocal cords don’t know how to respond.

 

“Yeah, I don’t date. Hook up maybe, but dating indicates I’m interested in a relationship and that’s not the case.”

 

“I hear ya. A relationship is the last thing on my mind these days.”

 

We sit in silence for a few ticks before Owen clears his throat and rests his chair on all four feet. I follow suit by sitting up more in my chair and grabbing my mouse. A few clicks and Owen stands and then taps the top of my monitor.

 

“You should call the girls.”

 

I look up at him, slightly confused, but not before acknowledging the sweat has dried from his torso while his shirt still clings to his skin. He must notice my gaze has lingered a little longer than necessary because he offers me that smirk again.

 

“Sorry, the girls – Piper and Ashton. Me and the guys are heading to the lake for a little fishing so I’m sure they’re around.”

 

“Oh.” The realization of how much my life has changed in the last few months struck me; when he said “the girls,” I thought of my nieces. “Yeah, uh, maybe.”

 

“Well, all right then. Have a good weekend, Minnesota. See ya next week.”

 

I don’t bother asking Owen to not call me by my full name. I know he knows it’s not my preference. And honestly, for whatever reason, it doesn’t bother me when he says it. I would never tell him that, but it’s true.

 

 

About Andrea Johnston:

Andrea Johnston spent her childhood with her nose in a book and a pen to paper. An avid people watcher, her mind is full of stories that yearn to be told. A fan of angsty romance with a happy ending, super sexy erotica and a good mystery, Andrea can always be found with her Kindle nearby fully charged.

 

Andrea lives in Idaho with her family and two dogs. When she isn’t spending time with her partner in crime aka her husband, she can be found binge watching all things Bravo and enjoying a cocktail. Nothing makes her happier than the laughter of her children, a good book, her feet in the water, and cocktail in hand all at the same time.

 

 

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New Release: 3.5 Stars for One Night by Christie Ridgway!

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ONENIGHT_1

Landscaper Brett Walker might have two sisters on the brink of making marriage commitments, but he’s not ready to promise a lifetime to any woman. Especially not to tempting and beautiful Angelica Rodriguez, one of the resort area’s wealthy visitors. They come from two different worlds.

Angelica Rodriguez wants family, friends, and a place where she can sink her roots deep. A man, not so much. After all, her father has just swindled her savings away. What she needs is a job, and when Brett’s sister offers her a position cleaning houses and his other sister says she can stay at the family cabins, Angelica can’t say no—though it means becoming a neighbor to the maddening and oh-so-masculine Brett, who makes her want to say yes, yes, yes.

On the autumn shores of beautiful Blue Arrow Lake, can two lonely, wary people open their hearts to love?

This is an enhanced version of a book previously published as CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING and includes extras.

 

My Review:

3.5 Stars!

This was not my favorite of the series, but it was still a good read and it is written by Christie Ridgway, so I automatically wanted to read it.

Brett is closed off and kind of a jerk. Angelica is determined, proud and down on her luck. The connection sparks between them, but Brett fights it at every turn. He has a preconceived notion of Angelica and it takes him forever to change his mind. It took me a bit to warm up to Angelica, but she grew on me. I really wanted them to work out and I liked that Ridgway wrote them both as a bit untrusting. It made that moment when they woke up and realized what they needed was right in front of them so much better.

While I didn’t necessarily connect with Brett and Angelica as I have with characters in the previous books, I did enjoy the story and, as usual, Ridgway’s writing is great!

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Mackenzie Walker is attempting to enjoy the last of her siblings’ weddings when her long-lost first love, Alexander “Zan” Elliott, crashes the reception. During the last ten years she’s cultivated her reputation as tough and unsentimental, but one glimpse of Zan softens her heart and sets her pulse racing. But he claims to be a short-timer in the area and she’ll never admit—not even to herself—she’s been carrying a torch for him all this time.

Zan Elliott has business at Blue Arrow Lake and then he’ll go right back to his wandering-the-world life as a documentary filmmaker. But seeing the Walkers again, seeing Mac again, brings back the best of childhood memories. There are lessons he learned then too, however. Love means loss and starting things up once more with Mac might ultimately hurt them both. Yet battling his feelings is getting more difficult by the day…

Winter is anything but cold in the snowy mountains surrounding beautiful Blue Arrow Lake as a reunion between two former lovers sparks a brand new fire.

This is an enhanced version of a book previously published as CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING and includes extras.

About the Author:
Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.
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New Release: 3.5 Stars for Damaged Goods by L. Wilder

Title: Damaged Goods
Series: The Redemption Series
Author: L. Wilder
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 8, 2017

 


Nitro-
With one look, she became my obsession. 
There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to have her, even if that meant risking everything I’d worked so hard to build. I put it all on the line and did what had to be done – for her.
I’m determined to have her in every way. But it’s not that easy. Like me, she’s damaged through and through, scarred by a past that haunts her very existence. She resists me, rebelling at every turn, but I can’t let her go. She doesn’t realize she holds the key to my salvation. She’s the only one who can calm the beast that rages within me. 
Tristen-
Nathan James is every girl’s fantasy—rich, powerful, and devilishly handsome. I should be happy that he came to my rescue, saving me from my worst nightmare, but I’ve just exchanged one hell for another. He was the highest bidder, and now he thinks he owns me. He gave me my freedom. He gave me a second chance that I thought was stolen from me. He’s given me everything, except the one thing I truly want—his heart. 
Will their love heal the wounds of their past, or will they both remain damaged goods?


My Review:

3.5 Stars!
Nathan/Nitro is hell bent on revenge until he meets the beautiful Tristan.  Both of them are damaged, seeking something more out of life.  I thought the writing was great.  The story flowed well and had a little bit of everything.  The relationship isn’t easy, which I appreciate, and there is plenty of fire between Tristan and Nathan.  At times, I felt like Nathan was more focused on revenge than Tristan, even after declaring she was so important to him.  The secondary characters nicely add to the story.  A bit of intrigue and suspense are an added bonus.
I will issue a warning – this is book one in a new series and it says it can be read as a standalone, but I beg to differ.  So much from the Stan’s Fury series bleeds into this book.  It isn’t necessary to read that series first, but I wished I had because I was confused at time.
3.5 Stars for suspenseful, sweet and sexy Damaged Goods.
Leslie Wilder grew up in a small town in West Tennessee. A country girl at heart, she’s always thought that life is too short, but she had no idea how short it really was until her brother passed away in 2014. She’s always been an avid reader, loving the escape only a great book can give, and wondered if she had what it took to write one of the wild romances she’d come to adore. With the support of her family and friends, she published Inferno: A Devil Chaser’s MC, one year after her brother’s death. With him in mind, she fulfilled her lifetime dream of writing. Since then, she’s completed the Devil Chaser’s Series and continued on with the Satan’s Fury MC Series. She has so many stories in her head, and can’t wait to share each and every one.
Leslie has been blown away by the support of her readers, appreciating every message, review, and encouraging word she’s received over the past year. She looks forward to continuing this journey with them for years to come.

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