New Release ~ 3 Stars for Knocked Down by Nikki Ash

Title: Knocked Down
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Single Dad Standalone Romance
Release Date: June 5, 2018

Griffin
After years of struggling as a single father to make ends meet, I’m finally content.
Until my son and I are barreled over by a puppy and its gorgeous owner.
The dog knocks my son down-literally-while the woman knocks me down-figuratively. 
With her adorable accent and her taco-loving t-shirt, she has me reevaluating my life and wondering how content I really am.
 
Ava
No-strings.
Simple fun.
That’s all I was looking for.
But the day I met Griffin and his son, everything changed. 
My walls are starting to crumble, piece by piece, as he and his son chip away at the concrete protecting my heart. 
Now I’m questioning everything I thought I wanted, and wondering if maybe, he’s worth the risk.

My Review

3 Stars!

Man! I wanted to give this book more stars, but I had issues. First, it ended at 76%. It drives me nuts when authors do that. There are two excerpts from Ash’s other books. Essentially, this makes the book closer to novella length. Second, because it was novella length, things moved super quickly and there just wasn’t enough character development for my taste. Even with the shortened length we could have gotten more about Griffin and Ava’s pasts.

Knocked Down is a single dad romance. Single dad, Griffin, moves in next door to Ava, a graphic designer after a meet cute outside their apartments when her dog knocks down Griffin’s son by accident. They quickly become friends and there is an obvious attraction, but Griffin is afraid to let a woman into his son’s life because of past experiences and Ava is gunshy because all of her exes cheated on her.

The book takes off like a horse of the gate and barrels along to a two prologue finish. There is not much in the way of content. Much of the book reads like a sex manual. Seriously, these two go at in every way imaginable after knowing each other for like a week. She’s letting him get up close and personal with all her orifices and yet she refuses to give a relationship with him a chance. What the heck? I get being gunshy, but come on now. This could have easily been rectified had the book been fifty pages longer.

Overall, the story was good enough to keep me interested, but I just wish it would have been longer to allow for more development.

 

TDC Book Reviews – “Highly addictive and entertaining”

 

Allyson – “….fun, cute, sexy.”
Rachel – “This book made me laugh, made me blush, squeezed my heart and left me with a happy sigh and a great big smile at the end.”

 

 

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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Donut Be Shy by F. G. Adams!

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Sweet and delightfully decadent.

In celebration of national donut day and its yummy goodness, a bakers dozen of authors have come together to give you a sugary sweet, calorie-free treat!

13 Brand spanking, fun new stories by FG Adams, Amy Briggs, Teresa Crumpton, Tracie Douglas, Fifi Flowers, Felicia Fox, Regina Frame, Jessika Klide, Kristen Luciani, Kristen Hope Mazzola, Mayra Statham, Shantel Tessier & Winter Travers.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

A fun, short read from F. G. Adams. Sexy and sweet, this second chance romance will win your heart!

 

New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Heaven’s Reject Box Set by Avelyn Paige!

Title: Heaven’s Rejects Volume 1

Novels Included: Sins of the Father ~ Heaven Sent ~ Angels and Ashes

Series: Heaven’s Rejects MC

Author: Avelyn Paige

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: May 25, 2018

Join the Heaven’s Rejects brotherhood with the first three books of the series bundled together for the first time.

Sins of the Father – Prequel Novella

Absolute power corrupts absolutely; it was a harsh lesson that my father learned too late. Now we’re all going to burn for his mistakes.

Heaven Sent – HRMC #1

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation, or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?

Angels and Ashes – HRMC #2

When Darcy Kyle sticks her nose in the club’s business, Raze finds himself questioning his loyalty to his brother’s memory. How can he resist an angel bathed in the ashes of the fallen?

MY REVIEW

3.5 Stars!

An unexpectedly good MC Romance box set. (I am seriously picky about my MC romances). Heaven’s Rejects includes a novella and two full-length novels featuring the sexy men of the MC and the women who they love. The books are emotional, exciting and intriguing reads.

Avelyn Paige is an international bestselling author. She resides in a sleepy little town in Indiana with her husband and three crazy pets. While she may be a Hoosier by birth, she is a Boilermaker by choice. Boiler Up!

Avelyn spends her days working as a cancer research scientist and her nights sipping moonshine while writing and book reviewing. She loves everything paranormal, Cajun culture, and wants to try tornado chasing as a hobby when she finally grows up. She just has to get over that pesky fear of thunderstorms first.

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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Follow Your Arrow by A. M. Willard

Release Date: May 22, 2018

Cover Design: MadHat Books

Synopsis

All I wanted to do was run my bookstore, forget my failed marriage, and escape my past. But life on a tiny island makes that tough, especially when rumors are swirling that Justin Albott, famous mystery writer and my first love, is returning to the island.

I’ve watched his career. Stocked my bookstore with hardcovers that bear his glossy photo. There seems to be two sides to his personality. The online persona, who smiles when prompted, and the one that I remember—the thief of hearts. The one who just walked into my store and crooked that familiar grin.

We’ve both changed over the years. I’m no longer married, and he’s no longer the boy who left me behind.

I’d give anything to know why he’s really come back and if that kiss between us was real.

My Review

 

3.5 Stars!

Lots of feels with this second chance romance. Justing left Leslie behind on the island where they grew up. He went off to make a name for himself as a writer and she stayed behind running a bookstore. She sold his books, a reminder of what she lost every day. She married, but the marriage failed. Now, Justin in back and old feelings return.

This is a good, old-fashioned second chance romance with heartbreak, regret and linger feelings. Leslie is a bit wishy-washy and I had a hard time connecting with her. Justin was kind and patient, too patient, in my opinion. But, I guess we do crazy things for love. Nonetheless, the book was good. It kept my interest, had feeling the feels and cheering for their HEA.

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Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She’s also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart for twenty years ago.

After releasing her first novella series back in 2014, A.M. set out on a new goal to bring her readers a broad range of romantic stories from her desk. This includes Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and from time to time some Sexy Romance.

A.M. is an active member of RWA (Romance Writers of America).

 

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Blog Tour ~ 3.5 Stars for 13 by Rhonda James

 

Today we have the blog tour of 13 by Rhonda James! We are so excited to share this sexy new romance with you! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: 13

Author: Rhonda James

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About 13:

“Fake it till you make it.”

 

A notion I once considered utterly ridiculous. Until one crazy night with a mysterious man resulted in a social media frenzy that had the entire entertainment industry talking.

 

Seems a fake marriage was just what my career needed to make Hollywood come knocking.

 

Convincing him to continue the charade was almost too easy. The chemistry between us made it impossible to keep my hands to myself. But it was all just pretend, right? Love was never in the script.

 

That is, until he re-wrote it.

 

13 Reasons You Should Stay:

 

  1. I’m crazy about you
  2. I make you laugh
  3. You totally dig me

 

My Review

3.5 Stars!

A cute read from a new to me author. 13 is a fun romance between two people who have survived a bad year and now find themselves in an interesting situation. This is insta-love all the way, but it was done really well. Hawk and Sophie are great characters on their own, but I didn’t really feel their chemistry as much as I wish I did. However, I really enjoyed the story and thought it was a good read.

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The first thing I noticed were his eyes. Bottle green with the tiniest flecks of copper scattered throughout, and when the light hit them just right, those flecks sparkled in the most intriguing way. His shaggy caramel-blond hair stuck up in all directions, as if he’d been running his fingers through it all day, and the longer I stared, the more I found myself wanting to do the same thing. Tattoos circled both of his wrists, and his ears were pierced and adorned in black onyx. He had a smile that could simultaneously melt your heart and panties. Everything about him screamed male model, and if he wasn’t, then he sure as hell should be. He was that gorgeous. The bar was packed, and he was seated close. So close his muscular thigh pressed tightly against mine, making it impossible to ignore his presence. Not that I wanted to or anything.

By the time I finished examining him, I looked up and found his pouty lips were puckered as if he was deep in thought. Either that or he was thinking about kissing me. Yeah, I knew we hadn’t been formally introduced, but I’d definitely consider kissing those lips. His gaze was intense, and it roamed my entire body, slowly, as if he were cataloging every detail for later when he was alone and naked in the shower. The thought of him naked, alone or otherwise, excited me.

“No one special.” I fidgeted in my seat. “Old boyfriend.”

“If you ask me, he’s a dumbass for letting you get away. You’re much prettier than candy.”

Another blush heated my cheeks as I shook my head and responded, if only to keep him talking, “Ahh, but you haven’t seen this particular piece of candy.”

“Don’t need to. He gave you up. In my book, that’s reason enough to achieve asshole status.” He winked and tipped his glass to mine. “But, thanks to his assholery, you’re here with me. So… to assholes.”

Okay. He was definitely flirting.

 

 

 

About Rhonda:

Rhonda is an Amazon bestselling romance author who strives to create a book boyfriend for all her readers. She’s married and lives in Michigan with her family. In her spare time you can find her talking to readers, getting lost in a new book, or just spending time with her family.

 

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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Breath of Deceit by Selena Laurence

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Cian MacFarlane is the oldest son of Chicago’s reigning crime family. Now the defacto boss of the organization after his father’s retirement, Cian is feared by his enemies and revered by his brothers. But what if Cian isn’t all he seems to be? What if his end game isn’t to maintain his father’s empire but to topple it? As the MacFarlanes broker a deal with the owner of the world’s largest dark web site, Cian brokers a deal with the FBI. But when he meets Lila Rodriguez, a genius hacker working with the dark web, his feelings for her only make life more complex.

Determined to save his brothers, even if it means sacrificing himself, Cian lives moment to moment in a deadly underworld of cybercrime, drug deals, federal agents, and a vengeful parent who won’t hesitate to remind his oldest son what it means to be a MacFarlane. Through it all, Cian fights for his brothers to make it out of Chicagoland crime. But will the pieces fall into place before his breath of deceit is discovered?

*Breath of Deceit is the first volume of The Dublin Devils Series and contains an HEA for certain characters, but readers are forewarned that the MacFarlane family story will continue in three additional novels.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

Breath of Deceit is a thrill ride type of book! Set in the world of the Chicago Mafia, we are introduced to the world of Cian MacFarlane. Filled with danger, deceit, twists and turns, Cian’s story is filled with danger around every corner. This is more suspense, than romantic suspense, but there is a bit of romance involved. It just isn’t the focus of the book.

I enjoyed this read and look forward to the next books in the series.

About Selena

Selena is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense as Selena Laurence, and paranormal/UF as Eden Laine. She loves mocha lattes, the mountains in Colorado where she lives, and her Goldendoodle. Her favorite city is London, her favorite color is purple, and her favorite shoes are Converse, but really anything that will get her feet from point A to point B works.

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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for His Beauty by Sofia Tate

It’s time for this beast to finally claim his beauty.
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Fans of New York Times bestselling authors Samantha Young, Sylvia Day, and E. L. James won’t want to miss this modern—and deliciously wicked—take on a classic fairy tale . . .

She never should have come here. Twice a week, Lily Moore comes to work for me, stealing my breath with her light and beauty and sweetness. She doesn’t know the dangerous path she’s on. All she knows is that I am a reclusive artist living on a crumbling estate. That I am scarred, broken by life. A beast . . .

Lily ignites a hunger unlike anything I’ve known, one that could shatter the isolated world I live in. Even as I see the same longing for me in her oh-so-blue eyes, I know she belongs to another—one who does not deserve her. But it’s just a matter of time before the tension between us breaks. For this beast will have what he desires. To hell with the consequences. This is my world . . . and I will claim my beauty.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

A modern day Beauty and the Beast re-telling.

This one is a little different that what you will remember of Beauty and the Beast. There is a Beauty, Lilly, and a Beast, Grayson, but instead of books and a library, this one is art and a studio. The general plot of the book is pretty much the same as the familiar fairytale. Unfortunately, I just didn’t connect with this one. There wasn’t the angst that the original fairytale had and I felt like it took too long for them to give in to their attraction. But, they do get their HEA.

An okay book, just not my favorite.

About Sofia

Growing up in Maplewood, New Jersey, Sofia was the good girl who went to Catholic school and never misbehaved. If only the nuns could see her now – writing contemporary erotic romance with smoking hot heroes, strong heroines, and lots of naughty words!

Once a month, she watches “North and South” with Richard Armitage because she loves hearing him say, “Look back. Look back at me.” She is also slightly obsessed with European royals and reruns of “Battle of the Network Stars” every Monday night on ESPN Classic.

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Blog Tour ~ 3.5 Stars for Hooked On You by Kate Meader

Hooked on You

by Kate Meader
Chicago Rebels, #4
Publication Date: May 7, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS:

The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal—on and off the ice.

Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.

Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander…but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.

For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.

 

My Review

3.5 Stars!

A hot, hockey player with a host of problems meets the secret child of the now dead owner of his team. Sparks fly, first impressions are wrong and the sexy is hot and dirty! Bren St. James is HOT. Violet is fun and sassy! The story was good, one of redemption and acceptance. I love a good hockey romance and this one was pretty great!

 

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ABOUT KATE MEADER

Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Shutdown Player by Jami Davenport!

She wanted to give her body to him because he already had her heart.
Shutdown Player by Jami Davenport is AVAILABLE NOW!

After a brief marriage to an unfaithful, gold-digging wife, Jared Roderick is looking for the perfect good girl, and he thinks he’s found her. Sweet, quiet, prim Stephanie Clarke is exactly the woman he wants and nothing like his cheating ex. Now to convince a reluctant Steph they were meant to be together.

Steph has had enough of men controlling her life from her preacher father to her abusive boyfriend. She wants to regain the innocence she lost and ignore the ugliness of her recent past. She’s not the pure and sheltered virgin Jared is looking for and fends off his advances despite the sizzling chemistry between them.
Jared is as determined to win Steph over as he is to win hockey games; but when his fantasy becomes tarnished, does he have the strength to skate the distance?

My Review

3.5 Stars!

While this one is not my favorite of the series, it is still a good sports romance. This one is a little heavier than its predecessors and touches on a topic that could be a potential trigger for some.

Jared is a great hero. He is sensitive, loves being part of a couple, is tenative but knows what he wants. He also treats Steph like a queen. Steph is damaged and timid, but is slowly finding her voice. She was formerly in a controlling relationship with a guy who used her and systematically isolated her from her family and friends. Jared and Steph are pretty close to perfect. The story is a little heavier, as I said, but still a good read.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary, sports, and new adult romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle series and the Men of Tyee series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland dog with a tennis-ball fetish, and a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
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New Release ~ 3.5 Stars for Psychopath’s Prey by V. F. Mason

Psychopath’s Prey by V.F. Mason is available NOW!

“This was an exhilarating novel that will suck you up and leave you gasping for breath and hoping for more. Bravo! 5 stars!” – Bookgasms Book Blog

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Once upon a time she became mine.
Mine to hunt.

A criminal psychologist and a serial killer.
The love between them shouldn’t exist.
Or so the world thinks.
Her mission is to find him.
His single obsession is to catch her.
The hunter and the prey.
Let the games begin, and may the stronger one win.

My Review

3.5 Stars!

What the holy heck did I just read?!

Dark, twisty, and did I mention dark? This highly suspenseful read was intense! You get just enough kernels of information at the beginning to set the story and then V. F. Mason really takes off and the rest is a thrill ride.

If you like dark romantic suspense then this is for you.

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About the Author:
V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.
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