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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Alpha’s Obsession by Renee Rose & Lee Savino

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A WEREWOLF, AN OWL SHIFTER AND A SCIENTIST WALK IN A BAR…

Sam

I was born in a lab, fostered out to humans, then tortured in a cage. Fate allowed me to escape, and I know why.

To balance the scales of justice. Right the misdeeds of the harvesters.

Nothing matters but taking down the man who made me what I am: A monster driven by revenge, whatever the cost.

Then I meet Layne. She thinks I’m a hero.

But she doesn’t understand–If I don’t follow this darkness to its end, it will consume me.

Layne

I’ve spent my life in the lab, researching the cure for the disease that killed my mom. No late nights out, no dates, definitely no boyfriend.

Then Sam breaks into my lab, steals my research, and kidnaps me. He’s damaged. Crazy. And definitely not human.

He and his friends are on a mission to stop the company that’s been torturing shifters, and now I’m a part of it.

Sam promises to protect me. And when he touches me, I feel reborn. But he’s hellbent on revenge. He won’t give it up.

Not even for me.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

Let’s just get down to the nitty gritty with this one (which is coincidentally exactly what happens in the book) –> this is pretty much just an alpha wolf having kinky sex with a meeker female who he desperately wants to mate. Said female suddenly discovers she likes being spanked which leads to crazy, kinky wolfy sex. Oh, and there is a plot of sorts running in the background.

I really liked the first four books and I had high hopes for the mysterious Sam. The first chapter that was a teaser at the end of the fourth book had me intrigued. Unfortunately, besides the kinky, wolf sex the book never really went anywhere. Don’t get me wrong. I liked the book. It was hot and the chemistry between Sam and Layne was pretty scorching. The characters were likable enough and I loved the return of characters from the previous books. The story itself, while it kept my interest, it was a bit over the top and I felt it alienated Sam even more than he already did himself. He was intense and really had Layne’s best interest at heart despite having to use her to further his revenge plan. To be frank, it was Layne I didn’t like. I understand she was supposed to be a bit of a meek scientist and all that, but ugh… I just could never really like her.

What I did LOVE was the secrets that both Sam and Layne were keeping. I figured them both out pretty quickly and it was those secrets that kept me reading until the end.

Another shifter romance with kinky sex. For me it was just okay, but it will appeal to many, especially fans of these authors.

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About the Authors:

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky romance novels. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Historical, Best Erotic, Best Ageplay and favorite author. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in the Erotic Paranormal, Western and Sci-fi categories. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams. To receive FREE Renee Rose books, click here.

Renee loves to connect with readers! Please visit her on:

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Lee Savino has grandiose goals but most days can’t find her wallet or her keys so she just stays at home and writes. While she was studying creative writing at Hollins University, her first manuscript won the Hollins Fiction Prize.

She lives in Richmond, Va with her awesome family. You can find her on Facebook in the Goddess Group (which you totally should join).

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Blog Tour ~ 3.5 Stars for Almost by Danielle Norman

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Almost doesn’t count for Carter and Sophie.
The second book – a standalone! – in Danielle Norman’s Iron Orchids Series is AVAILABLE NOW!

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Some people are unforgettable.
Like, the first sheriff that pulled you over for speeding.
The first person to kiss you senseless on the hood of a car.
And, the first guy to make you orgasm.
But, when all of those things are from the same man; let’s just say unforgettable doesn’t even come close.

I wonder if he ever thinks about me and everything we ALMOST had.

Oh, he remembers and he’s prepared to put his money where his mouth is…

My Review

3.5 Stars!

I have mixed feelings about Almost. It is well-written and I liked the characters. A good cast of secondary characters only added to the book. But, I thought the whole secret thing dragged on too long and was a bit anti-climatic for my liking. At nearly 300 pages, you can imagine how long it dragged on. It was a little too easy to figure out and when the secret came to light there was just more book left than I thought necessary. When I did finally get to the end it was wrapped up to quickly and neatly. I guess I just felt the plot had so much potential and could have been developed a little more.

The book is billed as a romcom with a splash of drama. I did LOL often. There is one scene in particular that had me laughing until I cried. I was sitting in my car waiting on my kid to get out of practice and was laughing so loudly that the mom in the car next to me came over to investigate. There isn’t really anything particularly heavy about the story, so I guess the splash of drama thing was technically correct, but it also lacked any real angst.

I enjoyed the book, but I felt it could have been better. For me, it was just a decent second chance romance.

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About Danielle

Danielle is a Harley riding romance writer. Most days she can be found in jeans, t-shirts, and pearls (she’s a lady like that).

Danielle writes about men that will open the door for you during the day and throw you against them at night. She loves stories that will make you laugh and fall in love without all of the emotional baggage faced every day in our real lives.

And her talent is the ability to tell the difference between a rye, wheat, corn, or potato vodka in just 1 sip, but she prefers a few glasses just to be certain.

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Blog Tour ~ 3.5 Stars for Mr. All Wrong by R. C. Stephens

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The first time I met Evie Harper, she threw a cream pie at my face. I actually hadn’t met her, just saw her. It was more like she hated everything I stood for and showed me her opinion with an airborne cream pie. Yes, she smacked me front and center on my face. The second time I saw Evie, I didn’t realize she was the cream-pie-throwing bandit, and she took my breath away in a flowing red gown at a gala.

Of course I couldn’t resist her looks, so I asked her to dance. She called me a schmuck and stalked off.

My own Cinderella ran away from me. I shouldn’t have chased her down. We were all wrong for each other. But her fire red hair and feisty personality reeled me in, and I was hooked. Chicago’s most renowned playboy was finally falling head over loafers. At least it felt that way because she was like no other woman I’d met before . . . Evie was special . . .

Problem was I had trust issues when it came to women. Freud would’ve probably said it was my mother’s doing. Somehow Evie made me believe in her . . . trust her . . .

Big damn mistake!

One I hope I won’t live to regret . . .

But then again how could someone so wrong for me turn out to be so damn perfect?

My Review

3.5 Stars!

A good but different romance from R. C. Stephens, one of my go-to authors.

This was a good story, but it was a bit wordy and took me much longer to read than I anticipated. I had a hard time getting into the book despite the chemistry between Evie and Colt. There was a lot of drama and side dish of comedy. Evie was a great character – funny, smart, dedicated. Colt was harder to like. I think my problem was that I was supposed to feel sorry for Colt because of his predicament, but I really didn’t.

Despite all of the above, the writing was fantastic and other than being wordy, the plot moved along nicely and the ending was great!

A good read from R. C. Stephens.

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“What’s going on in that pretty little head of yours?” he asks and presses his nose to mine briefly causing my breath to hitch before he pulls away.

“Your suit reminds me that you are the governor,” I say and I know it sounds weird, but somehow in my head on the last few dates, I tried to convince myself that he was just a regular guy.

He chuckles, and again I wish I knew the sound of his laughter. “I’m still the same guy whether I’m in a suit and tie or a pair of jeans,” he replies. I want to tell him that he looks hot as sin in his suit but something tells me that his ego is inflated enough.

“Isn’t the governor’s mansion in Springfield? Why are you always in Chicago?” I ask, knowing this because I also teach history and the governor’s mansion has been in use since 1855.

“Yes, the governor’s mansion is in Springfield, and I do occupy it in a way, but I hate it there. It’s big and empty. I much prefer my apartment here in the city. Truth is since I met you I’ve been spending more time in Chicago than I have in Springfield,” he says, and his blue eyes blaze as he makes the admission. My chest turns warm and saliva pools in the back of my throat. Fuck! I am so turned on by him.

“Oh,” is the only word I can formulate right now.

He walks toward me at such a slow pace, and I feel like someone has pressed a slow-motion button. I take a large gulp as he closes the distance between us. He pushes a stray strand of hair off my face. “I’ve been thinking about kissing the hell out of you all day,” he says. My knees buckle, at least they feel like they do because the next thing I know his lips are on mine, hot and wanting. He kisses softly at first before his tongue begs entrance into my mouth. His taste is as intoxicating as I remembered. Our lips meshed together in a way that tells me, we fit. This is more than perfect. This kiss is everything.

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About R.C. Stephens:

R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a master’s Degree in Political Science.

R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn’t cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she’s snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She’s a fan of drama and suspense but she’s also a sucker for a happy ending.

Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.

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Blog Tour: 3.5 Stars for Every Moment with You by J. E. Parker


Title: Every Moment With You
Series: Redeeming Love
Author: J.E. Parker
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2017


Rosa – “Oh my goodness what an emotionally beautiful love story.”

Marsha – “This had a lot of feels.”

Brandy Roberts – “I can’t wait to read more by J.E Parker who did a amazing job telling a story.”

Two broken hearts. One second chance.

Maddie
I’ve loved Hendrix Cole ever since I was a little girl.
From the moment I first saw him, I knew that one day, he’d be mine.
And he was. At least… until he threw it all away.
I gave Hendrix my heart and he shattered it into a million pieces.
I begged him not to leave. Still, he walked away.
It’s been six years since I’ve seen him.
But now a cruel twist of fate just brought us face-to-face.
He swears he never meant to hurt me.
He begs me for another chance.
I still love him. Always have. Always will.
But can I trust him?
Losing him once almost killed me.
I won’t survive if it happens again.
Hendrix
I’ve loved Maddie Davis ever since I was a kid.
From the moment I first saw her, I knew that one day, she’d be mine.
I was right.
Maddie gave me her heart and I gave her my ring.
But like the screw-up my father says I am, I blew it.
Before I could explain, she vanished.
Our love? Gone in the blink of an eye.
I know I hurt her and I hate myself for it.
Now she’s back.
This is my chance.
I won’t let her walk away.
Not again.
Maddie is mine.

My Review

3.5 Stars

Very emotional story that spans over several years allowing the reader to experience Hendrix and Maddie’s relationship and how it progresses over time. Tears will flow, so grab the box of tissues! Likable characters and an endearing story make this a good read!

J.E. Parker is an American romance author who was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. A southern belle at heart, she’s addicted to sweet tea, Cheerwine, and peach cobbler.

Not only is J.E. married to the man of her dreams (albeit a total pain in the rear), she’s also the mother of a herd of sweet (sometimes), and angelic (only when they’re sleeping) children. Despite their occasional demonic behavior and bottomless stomachs, J.E. loves her little tribe more than words could ever express.

On the weekends, you can find her sitting on the couch, cheering on (or cursing) her favorite football team, stuffing her face with junk food, and guzzling a bottle of cheap red wine.

When she’s not busy making sure her husband doesn’t burn the house down or acting as a referee for her fighting children, J.E. enjoys reading, writing (obviously), and listening to a wide variety of music.


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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Doggie Style by Piper Rayne!

Title: Doggie Style
Series: Dirty Truths #2
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 20, 2017

 


Rumors never bothered me. If people want to guess at my sexuality because I design dog clothes for a living—let them. I know the truth.

I’m a red-blooded heterosexual male and just because I don’t have my tongue hanging out of my mouth around every female like my dog Cooper, doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the female form.

Now with Teegan Lowery in my life I’m suddenly panting right next to Cooper, hoping for a taste.

I hired her for her stellar PR skills, but she’s slowly weaseling her way into a spot I’ve kept a NO VACANCY sign on for years. Everything about Teegan screams unavailable. The last thing I need is another dramatic, high maintenance woman in my life. Believe me, been there and done that.

But the sexual tension between us is like a game of tug-of-war and neither of us wants to lose.

I love dogs.
She hates them.
Turns out, we both love doggie style.

 

My Review

3.5 Stars!

Doggy Style is a cute, fun romance between Leo and Teegan, but the real star of the book is Cooper, the dog.

This, the second book in the Dirty Truth series, is well-written, has a bevy of fun characters, an alpha hero and a strong heroine. But, that was about it for me. It isn’t that I didn’t like the book, I did, but it wasn’t my favorite. The drama was high and then it was just resolved, just like that and at about the midway point in the book. There wasn’t a fluid transition from the drama to the sexy times. Also, I didn’t feel the sexual tension that has been present in the other books. The sex scenes were good and hot, as I have come to expect from this writing duo, but even then they are few and far between. Lots of great secondary characters. Teegan was great, but I wasn’t sold on Leo. Cooper the dog… he was the star. That dog was hilarious!

Entertaining with a good plot, but just falls a little short in the execution.

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

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New Dark Romance ~ 3 Stars for Crowned by Hate by Amo Jones

 

 

Title: Crowned by Hate
Series: Crowned Trilogy #1
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Dark Romance/Thriller
Release Date: November 14, 2017

 

Blurb
Some would say I have a privileged life. Daughter of the current President of the United States, wealthy, famous, and all things that some girls wish they had. 
 
Only I’d dream of having a simple life. A life where I wasn’t marrying the scariest man I have ever met. Well, I thought I had just met him, but it turns out, there’s so much I don’t know about myself. That’s all thanks to a past so twisted, so warped, that no amount of money, or presidential status could wipe it clean. 
 
I’m the rebel child. Or as some may see it, the disappointment. I’ve never cared about expensive wedding gowns, or how much someone paid for a tailored suit. I don’t care if your wedding dress is from Walmart, or if it’s from some fancy, upscale designer line. 
 
So why am I marrying the devil dressed in a thousand-dollar 
suit? 
 
I’m about to find out how I got here. To marrying one of the most powerful men in the country. The road to finding out, though, is paved with darkness, painted with the blood of innocents, and it leads my ass straight to hell. Only this hell is a multi-million-dollar penthouse suite in New York City where Bryant Saint Royal, sits on his throne. 

My Review

3 Stars!

Amo Jones brings back her dark, twisted story-telling with this dark, twisted first book in her new Crowned trilogy.

I have read all of Amo Jones’s books to date and have enjoyed them. She has a real knack for dark and twisted story-telling, but this one was just too much for me. I finished the book with a giangantic WTF hangover. Seriously. I have no idea what I just read. No worrying about spoilers, because I’m not sure what is a spoiler and what isn’t. Despite that, the tale is dark and twisted and I finished the book. I felt like I had to, because I was sucked in. As I’m sure you can figure out (since this is a trilogy), the book ends on a clusterF of a cliff-hanger. I gave the book 3 stars because it is Amo Jones and I know she will reveal all in time and because who else can write this kind of stuff and still be entertaining!

If you’re looking for dark, twisted and slightly insane, then this will be the book for you.

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Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar. She loves to write like how she lives, hanging on the edge of insanity with a wine glass in one hand and her morals-or lack thereof- in the other.


Those are not my monkeys, I swear….
Oh those hellhounds? Yeah, those are mine.
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Blog Tour: 3.5 Stars for The Proposition by Elizabeth Hayley!

 

 

Professional hockey player Ben Williamson doesn’t quite know how he got himself into this situation; hiring someone to be his date to his brother’s wedding is way out of character for him. But with family pressuring him to settle down, going stag just isn’t an option. It would just be one more thing his polite, cultured family uses as ammo against him.

Ryan Cruz is having a bad day. Wait, make that a bad year. Broke, technically homeless, and living on a friend’s couch, she’s now also unemployed after her sharp tongue gets her fired from her job. So when a handsome stranger approaches her out of the blue with a proposition–he’ll pay her to be his date to his brother’s wedding for the weekend–accepting his offer is a no brainer. She needs the cash and figures it wouldn’t be in the best interest of a professional athlete to murder her.

What starts as a simple business arrangement soon becomes more as these opposites attract and get caught up in the wedding magic. Will Ben and Ryan be able to turn their relationship into something more? Or is love based on a proposition too much of an obstacle to overcome?

 

My Review

3.5 Stars!

A fun read about finding lovely unexpectedly!

Ben, a hockey player, is stressing over going to his brother’s wedding. He has to find a date, but time is a-tickin’. He has an accidental run in with Ryan, a newly out of work, former stripclub waitress in need of cash. Ben hires Ryan to be his date. I bet you can figure out what happens next.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It has characters you can get behind and a familiar trope that is still successful and Hayley worked it well. The book moves along quickly and I got involved in the story, until the end. For some reason, things didn’t quite click for me in the last 4th of the book. However, I enjoyed the wedding scenes and the HEA was satisfying.

A little disappointing at the end, but overall a good read.

 

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“All right, all right,” Gabe said. “I’ll be serious and help you.”

“Thank you,” Ben said, happy he had the support of both his best friends. The three had been practically inseparable since they’d met in college and roomed in the athletic dorm. All three had been lucky enough to play professionally, Gabe as a shortstop for Philadelphia and Jace as a quarterback for New Jersey. His friends’ close proximity to one another was the reason Ben chose to get an apartment in Philly and spend his time here in the off-season. “I knew you were kidding when you mentioned the bet, but—”

“I wasn’t kidding. I have an idea that might work.”

“No,” Ben said sternly.

“Didn’t you learn anything from me, Torres?” Jace asked Gabe. Now that the bet they’d made last summer was behind them, they could all joke about it. But a year ago, it would have been a different story. Jace had nearly lost Aly when the three friends had competed to see who could bring the hottest date to an awards ceremony. Jace had unexpectedly fallen hard for the beautiful doctor, but all of that had almost crumbled when she’d learned he’d initially asked her out because of a bet.

“Okay, I get why doing a bet again would be a bad idea, but I do think that finding some arm candy as a distraction is a solid plan. A buddy of mine brought some chick he met at an airport to his parents’ anniversary party, and everyone thought they’d been dating for months.”

Ben was skeptical. “Like a fake girlfriend? There’s no way that’ll work.”

“I don’t know, man,” Gabe said. “It might. The secret to a good lie is you gotta believe it yourself.”

“You’re so wise,” Ben said flatly.

“I’m serious,” said Gabe. “The chick I was telling you about ended up getting my buddy’s grandmother’s crab cake recipe, and that shit’s for family only.”

“Just to make sure I’m understanding you right, I should believe you because of a crab cake recipe?”

Jace raised his eyebrows at Ben and Gabe. “It’s actually not a bad idea.”

Ben rolled his eyes. “Not you too.”

“You got any better ideas?” Jace asked. When Ben was silent, Jace continued. “I didn’t think so. There’s a decent chance this could work. We just need to figure out who to get to pretend to be your girlfriend. You’re gonna be up there for a few days.”

Ben rubbed a hand over his forehead in frustration. “I don’t know. Fuck. No one’ll want to spend that much time with my family. A few hours with them is more than enough.”

“She doesn’t have to want to spend time with them,” Gabe said, a look in his eyes that told Ben he was up to something Ben was probably going to want no part of.

“Should I even ask what you’re talking about?” Ben said.

“Probably,” Gabe said. “Because I have the answer to your problem.”

Ben looked at him expectantly, but when he realized that wasn’t enough, he said, “Fine, you’re really gonna make me ask, aren’t you? Why doesn’t it matter if she doesn’t want to be there?”

A smile spread across Gabe’s face. “Because you’re gonna pay her,” he said simply.

“Like a prostitute?” Ben replied.

“Not a prostitute,” Gabe said. “An escort.”

 

 

 

Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. The product is Pieces of Perfect, their debut novel. They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands’ chagrin).

They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

Elizabeth Hayley’s writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: “I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”

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Blog Tour ~ 3.5 Stars for Hangry by Lily Kate!

Today we have the blog tour of Hangry by Lily Kate! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: Hangry

Author: Lily Kate

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Hangry:

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informal

  1. bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

 

Ladies & Gents,

I sold my soul for a hamburger.

And I have no regrets. When a girl is trapped indefinitely in an elevator with a smoking hot burger and an empty stomach, even the strongest of women will crumble.

The story goes like this: Bradley Hamilton, the most frustrating human alive, offered me half of his hamburger in exchange for a date. I took him up on the offer—while under duress—and now I’m stuck with the consequences. Specifically, the scorching kiss at the end of our date that has me drooling for more.

However, there’s one whopper of a problem. This man has been a thorn in my side for the last twenty years—ever since he moved next door and became my older brother’s best friend. We’ve gone head to head for years, and now, he’s trying to buy out my restaurant in order to plop one of his big fat gyms there instead.

I refuse to let him ruin my business. Unfortunately, Bradley Hamilton is like an order of french fries: you just can’t have one. It appears our lips are addicted to kissing. He’s alarmingly handsome. Deliciously confident. And worst of all? Underneath that salty exterior he’s starting to show signs of sweet.

Brad Hamilton is my guilty pleasure, my cheat meal, my greatest craving.

Which is why he’ll be one habit that’s hard to kick.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

A friends to lovers romance that will make you smile.

Lexi, Brad and her brother, Lucas, used to be the best of friends until they had a falling out. They haven’t spoken in three years. When Brad and Lexi get trapped in an elevator, things change.

I liked the premise of the story, but the characters were a bit lacking. I didn’t really connect with Brad or Lexi. This isn’t to say I didn’t like the book. I did. I read through to the end and the HEA was sweet and a perfect ending. I enjoy Lily Kate’s books, this one just wasn’t really my favorite. There were some LOL funny parts and you can feel the emotions between Brad and Lexi.

A sweet story of friends to lovers that all can enjoy!

 

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About Lily Kate:

USA TODAY bestselling author Lily Kate works a pretttttty boring day job and writes books filled with heat, heart, and humor by night. Her debut novel, Delivery Girl, landed instantly on the USA TODAY list, thanks to all of her fabulous readers! 🙂

 

When she’s not writing books, you may find her watching Christmas movies before Thanksgiving, eating whipped cream from the can, or hanging out with her family.

 

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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Colby by Casey Peeler

 

 

 

 

Colby Drake is Mr. Fix It and likes to take things into his own hands. Working in Aunt Tootie’s shop, Dixie is always taking matters into her own hands, and Colby is determined to solve all her problems regardless of whether she wants the help or not. But she’s no damsel in distress looking to be saved.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

Self-proclaimed bachelor, Colby, meets fiery Dixie and sparks fly. He wants to save her and she doesn’t need saving. There’s a lot of push and pull leading to a very sweet, very sexy moment when Dixie finally gives in! I enjoyed this one, a lot. Colby is not my favorite of the Drake brothers, but he was still lovable. Dixie made this story, for sure. Lots of fun to read, Colby is a hit with me.

The moment the door to the store flies open, it takes all of two seconds to see that ginger walk back in here like she’s done a minimum of two times a week since she arrived into town three months ago. Dixie is a spitfire with hair to match, emerald eyes, and is fucking independent as hell.

“Mornin’, Colby. I got a leak at the shop. Can you tell me if you’ve got one of these?” she says as she tosses the spray hose on the counter. Looking at it, it’s an easy fix, and I know I’ve got the Belvedere hose that should easily fix it.

“Yeah, come on. It’s on aisle three.”

“Thank goodness! How the hell am I going to shampoo hair without a freaking sprayer?”

“You could use a cup,” I say as I try to refrain from laughing.

Rolling her eyes, she places her hands on her hips. Shit. Here it comes. “Drake, you listen. I will not have folks getting shampooed with a freaking cup. This ain’t some five-dollar mall beauty parlor. I’ve got a good thing going, but damn, every time I turn around something’s falling apart.”
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Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn’t an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.  That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn’t writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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Pretty Dead Girls

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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