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Blog Tour ~ The conclusion to the Unknown Trilogy, Undone by Wendy Higgins is here! Read an excerpt and my 5 Star review!

 

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Higgins comes a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America brought to life and entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more. UNDONE, the stunning conclusion in the Unknown Trilogy is now available! Grab your copies of the Unknown Trilogy today!

 

 

About UNKNOWN (Unknown Trilogy #1):

Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.

In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.

 

My Review of Unknown

4.5 Stars!!

What happens when the world is attacked by an unknown enemy? For Amber and her family and friends, it means survival any way they can.

I got sucked into this book from the first chapter and read it in nearly one sitting. I went into this without reading the synopsis. I cracked open the book and was a thrown by the prologue (you’ll see why). Then, I started into the chapter one and I was hooked. The book is broken into two parts, before and after the attacks, essentially. Amber, the protagonist, is a young girl at the start of the book. We learn about her family and Rylen, the neighbor boy who quickly becomes her whole world. The first part of the book is all about Amber and her life as she grows up, her relationship with Rylen and who her feelings for him grow beyond brotherly. Then the attacks happen and everything changes.

I am so impressed with this book. Other than the alien aspect, the scarily-realistic response to the disaster was eerie. The writing is phenomenal as I’ve come to expect from Wendy Higgins. She takes care to put detail into her writing without overwhelming the reader. There is just enough given away within the story to fuel your curiosity and yet not enough to resolve the crisis. BUT, the real star of this book/series is the burgeoning feelings between Amber and Rylen. It is sweet and angsty with twists you won’t see coming and heartbreak that will squeeze that muscle in your chest.

The book ends on a cliffhanger as this is a trilogy and the end of the book is enough to make you want to throw the book or your ereader to the ground.

An amazing first book in a series that is sure to be a hit!

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About UNREST (Unknown Trilogy #2):

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

 

My Review of Unrest

4.5 Stars!

The second installment of the Unknown Trilogy is here and it is fire!

Picking up immediately after the cliff-hanger ending of book one, Unrest, our merry band of survivors begins the trek to DPG and hopeful safety. Their journey is not easy. They deal with danger, weather, sickness and lack of supplies. They finally make it in the knick of time and that’s where this book really begins.

After the survivors arrive at DPG, the book changes pace and deals with the interpersonal relationships among the survivors and the new group of people they encounter at DPG. Amber really starts to reach her full potential in her new role. The guys are allowed to be the soldiers they were trained to be. Remy blossoms. Relationships ebb and flow. The will they won’t they of Rylen and Amber reaches a resolution. And then…

CLIFFHANGER! GAH!

I loved the last chapter of this book. I won’t give it away in case you haven’t read it, but Higgins changes things up a bit and it works. I am hopeful this continues into the third book because the entire landscape of the series changed in an instant at the end of Unrest and a change up would be perfect. It isn’t all about Amber anymore.

An amazing installment in this NA sci fi series!

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About UNDONE (Unknown Trilogy #3):

Amber Tate never dreamed their heart-wrenching escape from the enemy’s attack would lead them to the most beautiful place she’s ever seen. Like everywhere else in the world, Elmendorf military base in Alaska has been taken over, but it’s time to take it back—all of it—one base, one city at a time. After losing so much, Amber clings to the one precious person she has left, and vows to sacrifice everything to help save the Earth.

Remy Haines is a lover, not a fighter, so when she finds herself in enemy territory, expected to feign allegiance while gathering intel for the rebel cause, she’s never been more out of her element. Tensions only increase when her feelings for Jacob “Tater” Tate won’t go away, and the enemy’s leader takes an interest in her. She’s torn between what her heart wants, and what she knows she should do. As for what her body needs…well, it’s always had a mind of its own.

 

My Review of Undone

5 Stars!

It’s here and it is fantastic!

Book two left off with a killer cliff-hanger and Undone picks up right where Unrest left off. We find out what has become or Amber, Remy, Rylen and Tater and it is not good for any of them. The safety they were promised is no longer safe. With all of the merry gang of humans facing dangers, Undone is a suspenseful, heart-pounding ride.

Amber is even more bad a*# than before. She and Rylen burn hotter than before. I love those two! Tater is still an emotional mess, but getting stronger with a new found determination. The surprise of this book is Remy! She comes into her own. When faced with making tough choices, she finally pulls up her big girl panties and does what needs to be done. I love the emotional tension between Remy and Tater. They are unknowingly healing each other.

My favorite thing about the book was the ending. Finally seeing these people who have fought so hard get their lives back and get the HEA’s they so deserve!

Wendy Higgins, you are a queen! An amazing ending to this trilogy!

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Wendy Higgins’s Unknown Trilogy Series Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

December 6th

All Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt

Candace Reads – Review & Excerpt

Literary Dust – Review

Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Lovely Books – Review & Excerpt

December 7th

By Valia Lind – Review & Excerpt

Ficwishes – Excerpt

Mes Livres – Review

T & G Book Boutique – Review

YA Fantasy Worlds – Review & Excerpt

December 8th

Movies, Shows, & Books – Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review & Excerpt

Read more sleep less – Review

Sister Sister Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World – Review & Excerpt

December 9th

Amy’s Review Obsession – Review & Excerpt

KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt

Le Journal de Cacahuète – Excerpt

Rad Babes Read – Review

December 10th

Ceres Books World – Review

Julalicious Book Paradise – Review & Excerpt

Quesarasera Book Blog – Review

The Wandering Bookaholic – Review

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Forget the Housework, I’m Reading… – Review

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Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt

Two Chicks on Books – Excerpt

Words We Love By – Excerpt

December 12th

Binding Addiction – Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

Moonlighting Scrivener – Review & Excerpt

Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

December 13th

Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt

Jen in Bookland – Excerpt

Milky Way of Books – Review

Pretty Little Book Blog – Review

The Book Maven – Review

December 14th

Books Make Me Happy – Excerpt

Ms. Me28 – Review & Excerpt

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The Bookish Introvert – Review

December 15th

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt

Novelgrounds – Review

PBC – Excerpt

Sharing Inspired Kreations – Review & Excerpt

The Butterfly Reader – Review & Excerpt

 

 

About Wendy Higgins:

Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

 

 

 

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Blog Tour: Read my 5 Star review of The Outpost by Devney Perry! A Top Read of 2017!

 

 

The Outpost by Devney Perry is out now! Check out our blog tour post and be the first to read this sexy new romance from Devney—grab your copy today!

Title: The Outpost

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Outpost:

Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn’t expect to fall for his big heart.

Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.

Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.

My Review

5 Stars!!

The Outpost is book perfection!

This is one of my favorite series of all time and this is my favorite book in the series! I knew Beau’s book was going to be great, but this exceed my expectations! Beau, the quiet mountain man is serious, full of loyalty and love for his family and full of love just waiting to be given. Sabrina is strong and independent, but also vulnerable. The chemistry between Beau and Sabrina is palpable and instant.

The entire story is engrossing. Beau and Sabrina are amazing characters, but the real surprise is the outpost, which is a character in and of itself. It is a living, breathing entity of isolation and protection and the catalyst for what happens between Beau and Sabrina. Yes, the circumstances that lead to Sabrina showing up in Prescott are a factor, but it was Beau’s decision and willingness to protect Sabrina, a woman he didn’t even know, that led him to hide her at the outpost and eventually confront his feelings for her.

This isn’t an easy book to read. It is full of angst and hidden feelings. Sabrina will get to you. Beau will make you swoon. The two of them spend so much time miscommunicating, but it only adds to the depth of the story and leads to the perfect HEA and a sweet epilogue! The Outpost has everything that makes an amazing read – emotion, angst, a little danger and most of all love!

This is a 5 star, must read, go and buy it right now kind of book!

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Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.

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Blog Tour ~ Read my 5 Star review of Nightshade by Molly McAdams! A Top Read of 2017!!

Title: Nightshade
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: A Redemption Novel
Genre: Romantic Suspense


She is chaos. She is poison. And she is the one thing I crave.

The heart-stopping final installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Redemption series.

My life has never been my own. From the time I could walk, I was trained to be the mob’s hardened assassin. To be a monster. I’ve been told what to do, when to kill, and who to love. The minute I strayed, I lost everything.

Then I met Jessica.

She swept into my life like a storm of heartache, seduction, and intrigue. She’s everything I hate, but with one look, I can’t stay away. With one touch, she ignites a craving unlike anything I’ve ever known.

But her secrets threaten to destroy everything closest to me. Including her…

Together we’re poison. A destructive combination of darkness and chaos. And I want to savor every drop in my veins.

 

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My Review

5 Stars!

The final book in the interconnected Redemption series will knock your socks off! Powerful, intense, incredibly emotional, Molly McAdams ends the series with a bang.

This is at its core a story of redemption, even more so than the preceding books in the series. Keiran blew me away. He is dangerous and flawed and so beautiful. Jessica is strong and amazing. She does what she has to do to survive. Her misguided efforts to help out her addict mother are sad, yet you can’t help but see her in a shininng light. Keiran and Jessica’s story burrowed itself into my soul, pulling and tearing at it along the way.

This is a dark, emotional romantic suspense that is a must read!

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The muscles in Kieran’s jaw ticked, and the anger rolling off his body suddenly felt like a living thing. But his stare never wavered from mine as I soundlessly opened the knife at my side.

“Or did I hit a little too close for comfort last night?” I asked, my voice both seductive and mocking as I took another step closer to him and then another. “Could you just not satisfy her?”

“Enough.”

My brows rose at the growl behind his demand. “Is that right?”

His eyes held so much warning as I took the last step to press my body against his.

My body trembled and begged to get closer still, but I forced myself not to move.

I hated him for the way he felt.

I hated him for the way my body craved more and betrayed me.

I hated him for everything he was and for making me want him in a way I’d never wanted a man.

I hated him.

“Who knew the mob’s feared assassin was lacking.”

One second I was in front of him, staring into those wild eyes, the next I was pressed face-first to the wall with Kieran’s hard body caging me against it. His strong hands were pinning mine to the wall. My knife was gone.

His chest moved roughly against my back, his breath made my hair dance along my cheek and lips, and I ached to push against where I could feel his hardened length in his jeans.

Oh God.

What is wrong with me?

I tried to force a wild laugh from my lungs.

I tried to taunt him.

But there was nothing.

“How long?” he demanded, his voice hoarse.

I curled my hands against the wall and shivered beneath him when his body moved closer and he pressed our hands harder to the wall.

“What?” I asked breathlessly.

“How long have you been watching us?”

“Wouldn’t you like to know?”

A huff tumbled from my lips when his mouth met my ear. The sound ended on a whimper when the movement forced my butt against his erection.

I needed the heavy, sickening feeling weighing my body down. I needed the disgust and hatred at having a man so close. I needed the reminder of who I was and why I did what I did.

But all I could smell was the subtle hint of his soap.

All I could see was his tattooed arms twisting over mine.

All I could feel was his lean muscles crowding around me in a way that felt so foreign and good.

And I wanted more . . .

Weak. So weak.

“How long?”

My body tensed.

If he had yelled the question, it might have been easier. But there was something truly terrifying in the soft tenor of his voice. And for the first time, I was afraid to be in the same room as him.

But I wasn’t scared for my life.

I was scared for my soul.

I slowly looked over my shoulder and forced myself to hold his disturbing stare. “Nearly half my life.”

A powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.

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A captivating romantic suspense that will keep you breathless until the last sentence.

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New Romantic Suspense! 5 Stars for Dignity by Jay Crownover!

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with the second title in her romantic suspense series, The Breaking Point, DIGNITY. Check out the excerpt below and grab your copy today!

 

 

About DIGNITY:

Looks can be deceiving.

I knew that most people took one look at the ink and the impossibly big and strong body it covered and decided I was a brawler…a bruiser…a beast. However, I was hardwired to be a thinker, not a fighter.

I should have chosen to use my brain and talents to be one of the good guys, a hero, a man with dignity and worth.

I turned my back on dignity and sold my soul to the highest bidder, deciding to dance with the devil, instead.

I couldn’t figure out how to help myself, so there was zero chance I knew how to save someone else.

That someone else was Noe Lee. She was the unkempt, unruly thief who was just as smart as I was and twice as street savvy. She was annoyingly adorable beneath the dirt and grime, and she was in trouble. In way over her head, I told myself it wasn’t my job to keep her from drowning. In the Point, it was sink or swim, and I wasn’t the designated lifeguard on duty.

I shut the door in her face, but now she’s gone…vanished…disappeared without a trace. It took less than a second for me to realize that I wanted her back.

When a woman comes along that melts all the frozen, hard things you’re made of; you’ll do anything you have to, to bring her home.

What you see is not always what you get…and with a man like me, what you get is more than anyone ever bargained for.

 

My Review

5 Stars!

Fantastic. Amazing. Ridiculously good. I could keep going with the adjectives but I will say this… This is by far my favorite Jay Crownover book EVER! I didn’t think anyone could top Bax. Yes, I know. All those Marked Men and Saints, but I love Bax. Only, I love Stark! He is intuitive and honest and dark and so full of emotion. His connection to Noe was perfection.

The gritty world of The Point is already a character in and of itself. Crownover has written it into an living, breathing character. Then, she writes these fantastic, real characters to live in the world of The Point and the entire thing becomes something big and palpable and engrossing. I have been waiting for Noe and Stark’s story since reading the end of Honor. I just knew it was going to be amazing. I had hyped it up in my head and it lived up to all that I had hoped. Danger and intrigue combined with beloved characters and a love story that exceeded my imagination combine to make one helluva read.

The Point pulls people in and won’t let them go. Diginity is much like that… it sucks you in and you find yourself turning pages long into the night.

This book is a MUST read and goes on my Top Reads of 2017!

 

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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour: 5 Stars for Unloved by Katy Regnery!

 

Today, I am thrilled to share the amazing Unloved by Katy Regnery!

“The sins of the father. The burden of the son.”

Title: UNLOVED, a love story
Author: Katy Regnery
Publication Date: October 8, 2017
Pages: 325
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sub-Genre: Suspense

 

My name is Cassidy Porter…
My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was executed twenty years ago for the brutal murder of twelve innocent girls.
Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware – every day of my life – that I am his child, his only son.
To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.
I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.
It’s a promise I would have kept…if Brynn Cadogan hadn’t stumbled into my life.
Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain…
Unloved.
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My Review

5 Stars!

Amazing!!  A Top Read of 2017!

I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this book! Katy Regnery goes outside her norm and brings us a highly emotional tale of love and healing. Told in alternating POV, you will love Cassidy and Brynn and their unique story!

I loved the unique back story of Cassidy’s life. The son of a serial killer? What??? Poor Cassidy had it bad – the people in town unfairly condemned him as a boy solely on who his father was. His family convinced him he would grow up to be bad and set the course of his life. When he meets Brynn his life turns upside down in a good way but he is holding back, convinced he is bad to the core. Brynn is a breath of fresh air. She does her best to convince him he is good and can be loved. She just never gave up.

So emotional. I ugly cried more than once. Regnery s writing sucked me in from the very beginning. I appreciate the care and time Regnery must have spent researching for this story.

This is a hard left from Regnery’s usual style, but it was a successful venture outside her norm. I hope for more of the same!

5 Stars for this amazing new release! A definite must read!!!

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Hot New Release! 5 Stars for From This Moment by Melanie Harlow!!!

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From This Moment, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow is LIVE!

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From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: October 10th, 2017

It was like seeing a ghost.

When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him. Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent. I don’t want to go backward.

But I’m drawn to him, too. He understands my grief and anger and guilt like no one else—and I understand his. Before long, that understanding becomes desire, and that desire becomes uncontrollable.

He says he doesn’t care what people think, and love can never be wrong. But life has taught me its cruelest lesson–love doesn’t always win.

If only my heart would believe it.

 

My Review

5 Stars!!

Holy, beautiful romance! This book is at the top of my 2017 Top Reads list! Melanie Harlow has outdone herself with this emotional tale of healing and love.

Hannah’s husband died a sudden death leaving her alone with their young daughter. Wes, the twin brother of Hannah’s husband, returns home two years after his brother’s death and he runs into Hannah. Things are awkward and emotionally charged, especially for Hannah who sees her dead husband’s face on this man who is not her husband.

The writing in this book is phenomenal. Harlow has outdone herself with this book. She has written so much emotion into every word, every page. You will get sucked into Wes and Hannah’s relationship so far you won’t even see what is coming. I ugly cried, people! More than once! There is so much to the story, but at its core, the book is about healing and love and doing what is right for you.

This is a MUST read that I can’t stop raving about!

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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak. Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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1001 Dark Nights Presents: Stud Finder by Lauren Blakeley! Read my 5 Star review!

 

 

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the sexy and hilarious title…STUD FINDER, a new novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights!

As a broker of happily ever afters, Evie Milligan’s job is to serve as a “stud finder,” pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them and will adore them. Her next assignment ought to be an easy one — the man she’s seeking a match for is fun, smart, rich and in demand. The trouble is, Evie is falling hard for her client. What happens when the matchmaker meets her match?

Grab your copy today to find out!

 

My Review:

5 Stars!

I just want to know how Lauren Blakely does it. How does she keep coming up with these sexy stories with sexy heroes and they keep getting better with each one?

First, let me say, this book is hysterically funny. Dylan is adorkable, sexy and outrageously full of himself in the most comical way. Plus, he is sexy as heck!!! Now, let me tell you about Evie. She is one of my top female book characters… ever! She is funny, takes no guff and isn’t afraid to put Dylan in his place.

The entire novella is great – sexy, funny, silly at times, but that happily ever after???? Gah! The Best!

Don’t deprive yourself of this Lauren Blakely slice of genius!

 

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Man seeking woman: Hot, rich, smart, witty, self-made multimillionaire Internet genius seeks classy, intelligent, sexy, fun-loving woman who’s interested in settling down and sharing all the good things.

There. Best. Ad. Ever.

I will absolutely find the woman of my dreams, someone who’ll love me for me. Even if my sister thinks I need help dating, I’m confident I can pull this off, courtesy of the great worldwide web.

Let me just hit the upload button right now…

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No. Just no. As a woman and a professional matchmaker, I can’t let Dylan Parker run this ad. He’s the catch of all catches. That’s why his sister has asked me to help her ridiculously good-looking, insanely rich, but socially clueless brother find a woman. As a broker of happily ever afters, I’m known as the Stud Finder since I make a great living pairing wildly successful women with men who won’t fleece them but will adore them. After all, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t fall in love with Dylan?

I mean, besides me. It totally won’t be me.

 

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“Witty dialogue, fun dates, and a deliciously nerdy hero all match perfectly with a heroine who doesn’t really know she needs all that until it’s right there in front of her. Lauren Blakely has another winner with this one!”

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What am I doing?

Dylan is my client’s brother.

Dylan is now my client.

I’m not interested in a match for myself. I’m not looking for love. I’m focused on work, and Dylan is my work.

The trouble is, my work turns me on more than I expected, and that’s for one elemental reason—I like him.

I like him so very much.

That’s why I jerk this conversation back to the purpose of these get-togethers—prepping him for his princess charming, whoever she may be.

I brush one palm against the other. “The big question is—are you ready for me to set you up on your first date? Or do you think the fall in yoga has set you back?” I wink.

“You think falling in yoga means I’m not ready to date?”

I laugh. Nervously. “Well, not entirely. But it did remind me what we talked about before we had tea. That we all have a bit of dork in us. So, I didn’t know if you wanted to walk through all the potential topics, moments, pitfalls, and so on.”

“Like a pre-date prep? Or maybe even a practice session?”

“Sure, we can practice now if you’d like,” I offer.

He doesn’t answer right away. When he does, he takes his time, like he’s making an offer. “Or maybe we can practice in a true date simulation.”

Tingles race over my shoulders. “Like a practice date?”

His eyes twinkle like stars. “I need a practice date badly. Can I take you on one? It would be so helpful to review everything. Make sure I’m ready.”

When he puts it like that… “Yes, of course.”

I want him to put his best foot forward. I didn’t say yes because I want to date him. I wouldn’t do that, even though when he walks away, all I can think is how on earth did I wind up with a pitter-pattering heart for a man I’m handing off to another woman?

 

 

 

 

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In October she’ll release HARD WOOD, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

 

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Blog Tour: 5 Stars for The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry! One of my 2017 Top Reads!!!

Today we have the blog tour for The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry! Be sure to grab your copy now!

Title: The Lucky Heart

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Lucky Heart:
Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.

Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.

Silas doesn’t need much. He’s got a great horse, close friends and the Lucky Heart ranch, but something has always been missing. He’s not an idiot. He knows the missing piece is Felicity. And now that she’s returned to Prescott, he’s got a second chance to win her heart. This time, the only thing standing in his way is history. Drudging up the past is going to be about as painful as playing tug of war with barbed wire. But if they can heal old wounds, he’ll get the girl he should have had all along.

My Review:

5 Stars!!

This amazing series just keeps getting better!

The Lucky Heart is a second chance romance with amazing characters and a rich, emotional backstory!

Silas and Felicity have been friends for most of their lives and as they got older an undeniable attraction grew. Silas has loved his best friend’s little sister from the beginning, but Felicity was with Wes, his other best friend. Then, Wes let Felicity down and she ran. She only returned a few times in sixteen years, but when she did their attraction flared and led to nights together, only for the to separate again in the morning. Now, Felicity is back for good and ready to make amends, but she and Silas are on shaky ground.

I loved this book! I appreciated that Perry didn’t make their journey an easy one. There were so many things at play in the book including Felicity’s lack of confidence in Silas’s ability to forgive and her own self-confidence. Family interference and misjudgment also play into things. But, there is a pleasure in reading about a character’s redemption and Felicity deserved hers.

If you haven’t read the series yet, do so. You don’t have to read the other books in the series first as all are written as interconnected standalones, but there are some spoilers in each book. This is a definite must read!

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Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.

 

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Blog Tour: 5 Stars for Firefly by Molly McAdams!


Title: Firefly
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: A Redemption Novel
Genre: Romantic Suspense


“I’m wrecked, ruined, destroyed, and in awe.” – #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken

The next captivating installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Redemption series.

As the Princess of the Irish-American Mob, there’s no shortage of men ready to help guard and protect me. To slowly suffocate me to the point of seeking freedom—a place where I can breathe.

Kieran Hayes has been saving me for as long as I can remember. It’s in his blood, and one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. Until my favorite trait became his biggest flaw, making me resent the man I love. An unwavering warrior, his love for me has been shrouded by those instincts.

Save Lily. Protect Lily. Hide Lily. Cage Lily.

What I wasn’t prepared for was Dare—the man who would set my world on fire with just one touch. He saw straight through to my soul, as though he knew I was desperate for freedom, and silently demanded my heart from the beginning.

And I didn’t expect Dare to be Demitri Borello—the reason for so many deaths in my family. A man who will take my life the moment he finds out who I am.

Despite it all, I’ll love him until that moment comes.

A fire will die if there is no oxygen for it to consume. Ours is rapidly stealing every last breath we can sacrifice to it.

 

***The Redemption series is a series of romantic suspense standalones***

 

My Review:

5 Stars!

I am wrecked! This book wrecked me in the best way!

The second book in the Redemption series is an emotional tale of enemies-to-lovers, competing worlds and recognizing your soul mate in the last place you would expect.

Lily O’Sullivan is trapped. Trapped in a her life. Trapped in a relationship. Trapped by the people who love her most and some who don’t. She longs for something else. She finds that something else in a person who is her sworn enemy. Dare is the leader of the Italian mafia in their town. He is angry and looking for revenge, while trying to pull his family out of the bad business of mafia life. He suffered a terribly tragedy at the hands of his sworn enemies and longs for revenge, has been planning it for years. He never thought he would love again, until her.

This is a complicated story with so much history driving it. Lily and Dare are complicated and beautiful. I swear Molly McAdams words are like poetry at times, sucking you in and making you feel deeply. I wanted to cry and rage at Lily and Dare’s situation. I rooted so hard for them and yet couldn’t see a way for them to be together. I felt it all.

The writing is amazing. The secondary characters are engaging and I found myself wanting more of them. I felt for some and raged against others. This is not a quick read. It is thoughtful and engrossing and you won’t want to miss a single word or emotion.

Firefly goes on my Top Reads of 2017 list! Grab it today!

 

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“Nothing’s getting past me,” I assured her.

Her breath washed over my lips as I leaned in to kiss her again when she whispered, “I thought we were talking about you.”

I paused for a few seconds, then looked up into her hazel eyes. “What?”

“I think I’m in danger from you.”

My brow pulled tight, and I forced out a low, frustrated laugh. “Me.”

She nodded again, the movement of her head so slow as her eyes explored mine. “I need you to let me go for so many reasons, but I easily forget why when you don’t. I think there was a reason neither of us crossed that invisible barrier before today. Because being in your arms?” She hesitated, her tongue quickly darting out to wet her lips. “Trust me, it’s dangerous.”

A weight pressed down on my chest, making it hard to breathe. Because damn it if she wasn’t right.

There were dozens of girls over the years who’d meant nothing more than a night. Maybe two. Not one could I remember the name of, most I couldn’t remember their face.

Then there’d been one who I would’ve sold my soul for if I could’ve had one more night with her.

My days with her had been everything. A slow burn that had built over time until I hadn’t been able to get enough of her. Until she’d meant too much.

And there hadn’t been a girl since.

Not a second glance. Not a thought. Nothing.

Until one morning at Brooks a few years ago.

But there was nothing slow about the thoughts and needs for the girl pressed against me. There hadn’t been since the very first morning I’d found her staring at a mirror like it had the power to destroy her world. Like that possibility fascinated her.

Fuck, if I didn’t need to find out why.

Dangerous was exactly what we were. Only she had no idea just how much.

My gut twisted as unwanted thoughts entered my mind, but I pushed them away. Because I knew what I needed to do. I needed to let her go and force myself not to follow.

But when there’s a flicker of light in your life after so much darkness, it’s impossible to stay away.

And this girl burned so damn bright.

Calling to me and beckoning me toward her, and I knew no matter how many times I let her slip away, I would follow her just to catch her again.

I brushed my thumb across her full lips. “Goddamn firefly.”

A powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.

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Review Blitz: 5 Stars for Trust by Kylie Scott

 

 

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

My Review:

5 Stars!

Dive into this amazing YA read!

Edie and John survive a harrowing experience that changes their lives and then go their separate ways. When they are unexpectedly reunited, they start a tentative friendship that slowly grows into more as they lean on each other to survive, to cope and to heal.

Kylie Scott has written a complicated story of healing, recovery and learning to trust again. Edie and John are complicated characters with so much depth. The story never rushes, instead moving along at a steady pace in a way that gives the reader the opportunity to feel and absorb and really care about the characters. Edie is insecure and tentative at the beginning, but as time progresses she really comes into her own. As she gives into the fear and uses it constructively to improve her life, you find yourself rooting for her to be okay, to let go. John is complex and brooding. His life was already complicated before the robbery, but after, he makes a concerted effort to change only to be met with resistance from others. No one believes John can be more than he was except Edie. Eventually, they rely on each other to heal and cope, because no one else an fully understand what they went through. Their road to recovery is not an easy one and Scott took the time to write honestly and carefully, never rushing and yet pushing the characters just enough. She lets their relationship develop and grow naturally culminating in a lovely partnership between two people who need and love each other.

This highly anticipated YA book from the amazing Kylie Scott is a 5 star read and one of my top reads of 2017!

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“You were going to give it up to Duncan Dickerson?” he sneered. “Are you serious?”

I halted, staring at him. This was not good. “How do you know about that?”

“Anders overheard you and Hang talking.”

“Bastard.”

“Well?” he demanded, acting all authoritarian. Idiot.

“To be fair, I didn’t know his last name was Dickerson,” I said. “That’s unfortunate. Though, I wasn’t actually planning on marrying him, so . . .”

“Not funny.”

I shrugged.

“You barely know the guy.”

“Um, yeah. None of your concern. We’re not talking about this.” How mortifying! My face burned bright. People should just gather around and cook s’mores. “I appreciate that we’re friends. You mean a lot to me. But this is going to have to fall under definitely none of your damn business, so go away please.”

“We’re talking about it.” He advanced a step.

“No we are not.” And I retreated.

“You were going to let a complete stranger touch you.” Advance.

Retreat. “People do it all the time. You do it all the time.”

“But you don’t,” he said, taking the final step, backing me up against the side of his car and getting all in my face. “Edie, this is your first time we’re talking about. Isn’t it?”

“Yes, and it’s going to be messy and painful and probably horribly embarrassing and I just want it over and done with.” I tried to meet his eyes but failed, settling for a spot on his right shoulder. “You’re not a girl; you wouldn’t understand. Also, last time I checked, you’re not the gatekeeper of my hymen, John Cole. So back the fuck off.”

He said nothing.

Deep, calming breaths. “Look, someday I’ll meet someone I really like and we’ll have a deep and meaningful relationship and go at it like bunnies. But I don’t want to be the dumb virgin in that scenario.”

He slowly shook his head.

“Also, I do not want to die a virgin.”

“What? What the hell are you talking about?”

“Hey, you and I both know death can occur at any time.”

“This is crazy.”

“I’m seeing a therapist!” I told his shoulder. “I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m a little bit messed up these days. It’s hard for me to trust people. That’s not going to change anytime soon.”

He screwed up his face at me. “Wha—”

“I’m just trying to be practical.”

“Well, you’re being ridiculous. None of this makes sense.”

“It does to me.”

Again, he said nothing.

In fact, he said nothing for so long that I finally looked him in the eye. The anger had left him, replaced by an emotion I didn’t recognize. Worst of all, he still smelled like summer. A little sweat and the open night air, everything I loved. Liked. I meant liked.

“What?” I said, finally.

He let loose a breath. “I’ll do it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kyliescottimageKylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

 

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