Real Deal by Piper Rayne (Single Dads Club #1)

Available: Now

Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Red Flags…

Too loud.

Too clingy.

Too much make-up.

I could go on and on. The other guys in the Single Dad’s Club would say I’m obsessed with finding them. But none of their kid’s mothers call a maximum-security prison home either, so their opinions mean shit.

Caterina Santora has her own list of red flags…

She’s too young.

She’s my client’s daughter.

She’s my five-year old’s camp counselor.

Even after repeating this mantra to myself every morning on the way to Lily’s summer camp, guess what happens the moment I see Cat? Yeah, that mantra turns into ride me, doggie style and reverse cowgirl.

Every. Damn. Time.

The fact that she doesn’t remember me from six years before grates on me until I don’t have it in me to leave her alone any longer. I have to have her. But our lives are opposites in every way. In no way compatible.

When we’re together all the complications fade away and I have to keep reminding myself, even if I can have her— I can’t keep her.

I love Piper Rayne. I recently fell into the Modern Love series starting with book #3 and went

back to read the first two books. LOVED it. I can’t say enough about those books. So needless to say, I was really looking forward to the Single Dad Club series.

Marcus is a single dad of a five year old girl named Lily. While taking Lily to camp, he runs into Cat, the girl who at the age of 18 threw herself at the 28 year old soon to be dad. To say they have a history together is an understatement and it’s not something that Cat would like to remember. Cat acts like she doesn’t know Marcus because she is still embarrassed over what happened and the way he treated her. Unfortunately for her, Marcus is not going to let it go. He wants to know Cat in every single way possible. Especially since now that young girl is now a woman.

Cat is a 24 year old working at a summer camp, Camp Tall Pines, before she heads off to New York to show her artwork. Her dad is a customer of Marcus’ boat shop, Kent’s Restoration, and she is Tahlia sister. I love how Tahlia (Cat’s sister) and her husband Lucas (The Boxer) are intertwined into the storyline.

When I started this review, I didn’t feel that there was enough background into what happened between Marcus and Cat six years ago. HOWEVER, while I was writing this review, I received the “Jailbait” prequel from the authors which goes into detail about what happened between Marcus and Cat all those years ago. It totally changed everything for me! It explained so much and made me understand why Marcus is the way he is.

Will Cat get what she wanted all those years ago? Is Marcus looking for something more than a summer fling? Can Marcus let go of everything from his past and finally be able to move on?

I did enjoy all the banter between the guys in the Single Dad’s Club along with watching how the relationship between Cat and Marcus was going to play out. I really loved all of Cat’s friends and like how they all played a part in the storyline. I’m sure we will see much more of them to come.

Also, we learn about the other guys in the Single Dad’s Club, Dane and Garrett, whose books are coming up next. I can tell that I am going to LOVE Garrett but I’m really on the fence about Dane. He seems like such an asshole!! But, once again, I got a glimpse of Dane in the “Jailbait” prequel and I think I get him a little bit more now.

All in all, Real Deal was a good book. For me, there were a lot of highs and along with some lows. There were some laughs, not too heavy on the drama and the sex was mind-blowing. I liked how it flawlessly tied into the Modern Love series.

I look forward to the rest of the books in the series!!

I give Real Deal by Piper Rayne 4 stars!

Penalty by Jacob Chance + GIVEAWAY

 Genre: Sports Romance

Release Date: May 12, 2017

99c for a limited time

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited

He’s the bad boy quarterback of Boston University’s football team. As the son of a former NFL player, he’s showered with attention and praise twenty-four-seven. One flash of his smile and all the girls fall at his feet – or should I say to their knees?

And then there’s me.

Brady Lincoln is the last person I want attention from. He’s the kind of guy my father warned me about. His play on the field is legendary and his play with the ladies, even more so. I’ve managed to stay off his radar until recently.

What happens when the cocky quarterback breaks all the rules to win my heart? 

 ****Review From Liz****

Every book I read from Jacob Chance gets better and better. I truly enjoyed Penalty. I found it intriguing and devoured it from beginning to end.

Brady Lincoln is the son of a former NFL player and the star quarterback for Boston’s University football team. He is the bad boy player that every girl on campus, and off, wants. He has choices and stays clear of relationships. I liked Brady. Yes, he was cocky and all alpha, but when he meets a woman that matters, all bets are off and he steps up his game.

Harlow is a good girl. She plays by the rule and follows the path she set out for herself. Brady Lincoln is not an option. Not even close. A man like him, who plays the field and women, with expertise no one can deny, can break her. So she watches from afar and stays behind the scenes. She is not willing to risk her heart.

All it takes is one party, one drink and she is suddenly on his radar. Brady takes one look at Harlow and he is determined to make her his. He slowly begins to break down her walls. The more time they spend together, the harder he falls. But will his past come back to haunt him and destroy everything he wants?

I really enjoyed this story. I love sports romances and bad boys, especially alpha players who seem unredeemable. And then when the right woman comes around, everything changes. Brady wanted Harlow, but had no idea how to win her. Harlow wanted to avoid Brady at all costs, but their chemistry was undeniable.

Jacob Chance has quickly become a go-to author for me. I have read all his books since his debut and he has only gotten better. Penalty was sweet, hot, and sexy. Brady and Harlow were both great characters and I loved their friends, Nick and Raine. This was a great romance that will pull you right in.

I give Penalty by Jacob Chance 4.5 stars!

Author Bio

 Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.
A writer of erotic romance, QUIVER is his second release and is the follow up to QUAKE.
Jacob plans on writing many more sexy, suspenseful stories.

Author Links

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Without Words by Delancey Stewart

Available: May 22, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Entangled

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Michelle

Sometimes love speaks for itself…

After an accident in the line of duty, firefighter Roberto DeRosa’s life is turned upside down. His career fighting fires is over, and he’s left with an uncertain future and an injury that makes communicating difficult for him. The only time words flow easily is when they’re lyrics and he has a guitar in his hands. Talking to women is definitely out, especially if they have bright blue eyes that seem to see right into his soul.

Dani Hodge is on the brink of realizing her dream of opening a small combination wine and book store in San Diego’s funky Ocean Beach neighborhood. But before she can open the doors, there’s work to be done, more work than she can do herself.

When the tattooed guy who completely ignored her at a bar walks by and offers her a hand wrangling a tile saw, Dani can’t afford to say no—and why would she say no to Mr. Strong and Silent when his stare conveys more than words could?

If strong, silent, stoic, sexy men are your type, then this book is right up your alley. Without Words has everything a romance reader could want….an interesting plot, a likable heroine, interesting secondary characters and a to die for hero. I’ve always had a soft spot for an alpha hero with a vulnerable side, and Roberto DeRosa was all that and more. This book was like watching a lost soul find his way home and I enjoyed it so much.

When Danielle Hodge spots Rob DeRosa playing guitar at the local bar, she is instantly attracted to the tough-looking guy lost in his music. She tries to strike up a conversation during a break in his performance but it is awkward and uncomfortable and she leaves feeling insecure and foolish. Having been burned by love in the past, Dani tries to put aside her thoughts of the mysterious musician of few words and focus solely on opening her new business.

In a strange twist of fate, Rob stumbles upon Danielle’s shop while out and about and the instantaneous attraction they both felt that night at the bar flares to life again. Dani is excited to see Rob again, but hesitant because she can’t get a read on him. When Rob offers to help her with the manual labor in setting up her shop, Dani jumps on the chance to spend more time with him. As they spend hours building shelves and laying tile together, Dani learns more and more about her sexy firefighter: specifically about the accident at work, causing a traumatic brain injury. It is that brain injury that makes communication difficult for Rob, and he often has difficulty dealing with his emotions.

There is one thing that Rob has discovered that helps center him when he feels out of control. Playing his guitar at the club, getting lost in the music and ignoring the world around him has a way of calming him. Soon after meeting Dani, Rob learns that spending time with her has the same effect as his music. Around her he is calm, confident and able to hold a conversation better than he can any other time. He’s wildly attracted to the beautiful girl with the sunny disposition, but his feelings for her clash with the knowledge that someone like him, an out of work firefighter suffering from brain damage, has nothing to offer someone like her.

Rob and Dani each have their own fears and insecurities to work through when it comes to relationships. I loved the way the author had them work through their issues, both separately and together. The chemistry between them was explosive, and I loved how bright Dani made Rob’s world. He needed someone to center him, and her cheerful optimism was the perfect balance to his quiet strength. This book was heartwarming and sexy, and I loved it.

I give Without Words by Delancey Stewart 4.5 stars!

Going In Deep by Carly Phillips (Billionaire Bad Boys #4)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

He isn’t Mr. Nice Guy…

Julian Dane thought he’d hit rock bottom — until he met a woman (isn’t that what they all say?). He used her and broke her heart. Now he wants to turn things around but the damage he dealt stands in his way.

Kendall Parker’s unique issues have made it hard to live a normal life. Very few people understand her and she trusts even less … but she believed in Julian once, and he only betrayed her.

Now Julian is back — a new man — and determined to win Kendall’s heart. But this reformed bad boy just might find that Going in Deep is harder than it looks.

I’m fairly new to Carly Phillips so I have not read any of the books prior to Going In Deep which is part of the Billionaire Bad Boys series. However, I didn’t feel I needed to read them to get the jist of the situation.

We meet Julian and Kendall in one of the prior Billionaire Bad Boys books. Apparently, Julian was not a very nice guy, to say the least. He used Kendall to get back at his ex-best friend Kade. Julian was an alcoholic and drug addict, Kendall was bi-polar and had her own demons. Julian destroyed Kendall but also hit rock bottom himself.

No one knew of the pain that Julian dealt with and Kendall’s family, including Kade, were left to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Julian tore through her life. Now a year later, both Julian and Kendall have worked tirelessly to get their lives back on track. Kendall by keeping herself busy working along with medication and Julian through A.A. meetings and trying to right his wrongs.

“A man didn’t make mistakes. He made choices. Bad ones stayed with him for a long time, but with a little luck and a lot of hard work, hopefully not forever.”

Julian knows that the time has come to make amends with Kendall and to truly apologize for all of his sins. Kendall tries to avoid Julian at all costs but knows at some point there needs to be some closure. If she wasn’t still attracted to him, it would make it a lot easier.

With their attraction to each other still there, both Julian and Kendall slowly work their way back into a friendship and then into a relationship. However, Kendall knows the issues that will arise if her family finds out that she is once again with Julian.

Has Julian truly changed his ways? Can Kendall forgive him and move on with her life? What happens when everyone finds out their secret? Will it come down to family or love?

I love a good second chance romance but this story was totally unexpected for me. I honestly didn’t know if I could deal with such the heaviness of alcoholic and drug use along with bi-polar issues thrown in. I didn’t know how I would enjoy the story but I really did. It was a good lesson in forgiveness and moving on.

I give Going In Deep by Carly Phillips 4 stars!

Chance Encounters by Jessica Prince

Available: Now 

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

There are three kinds of nerdy women in the world.

– The Sexy Nerd

– The Confident Nerd; and

– The So-Socially-Awkward-it’s-Painful-to-Watch Nerd.

You can probably guess which one I am. After witnessing me making a fool of myself, Chance Hoffman decided to take pity on me. He’s smart, sexy, charming, and totally out of my league… and for some unexplainable reason, he wants to help me. Who am I to say no? Besides, I need all the assistance I can get.

There are three things that make a woman irresistible.

– Confidence

– A Wicked Sense of Humor; and

– A Killer Rack.

Melany Fitzgerald had none of those things. Or so I thought… until I really got to know her. She’s the total package and she doesn’t even realize it. Now I’m stuck with the uncomfortable task of helping her land another guy, all the while trying to ignore the fact that I’m starting to fall for her.

She thinks she’s an ugly duckling and wants to become a swan. All I want is her. And I’m not giving up without a fight.

Jessica Prince, Chance Encounters is absolutely fantastic. I have never read any of her prior books but I will after this! Apparently, there are two books prior to this that Chance is in, however, I did not read those prior to this and don’t feel you it’s necessary to follow this story. I will be going back to read them though!!

Chance Hoffman and Melany Fitzgerald are the last two people in the world who you would think would become friends.

Chance is a confident lawyer who has that smile that makes women swoon. He is a kind, generous, sexy hard working man who is just having fun. Chance has had his fair share of heartbreak and gets attached to woman very easily. Being burned twice, he is just going through life until he finds his happily ever after.

Melany is so very socially awkward it’s borderline uncomfortable. She is so inexperienced and has been hurt by some many so called “friends” and a mother who is a drunk, she has closed herself off from everyone. Until Chance offers to help her come out of her shell and get the guy she’s been crushing on for five years.

I cannot say enough about this book. Chance Encounters is so much more than a friends to lovers story. It is about inner beauty and self-worth and how the exterior of a person doesn’t matter half as much as what is inside of them. And how when you least expect it, love can come in all shapes and sizes.

I enjoyed how Melany and Chance balanced each other out. Chance was constantly trying to pull her out of her shell and Melany was only really comfortable with Chance. Their friendship came effortlessly while their attraction to each other grew over time. Once Chance realized what he had in Melany, how could he ever let her go? Could their friendship grow into something more or will Melany finally get the guy she’s been wanting for five long years?

This book was outstanding. It touched on serious subjects yet was fun and light. I was completely enamored with it and read it in one evening. Now to go back and read more of Jessica Prince!!

I give Chance Encounters by Jessica Prince 5 stars!

So Wicked by Melissa Marino (Bad Behavior #3)

Available: Now Amazon

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Forever Yours

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

Fate has a wicked sense of humor.

Alexis’s new life was made up of two things: baking and hiding the details of her old life in Chicago. The first allowed her to finally find some happiness. And the second is about to be destroyed by a man who knows all her secrets.

Marshall Rawlins was prepared to do anything when he moved cross-country to launch an upscale cocktail bar—anything except work with Alexis, his best friend and business partner’s ex-wife. Adding Alexis’s boozy-baked goods to his menu would be a major feat for his bar. But striking a deal means getting in bed with the enemy.

Battling between distrust and desire, Alexis and Marshall give in to a passionate, forbidden affair. They know if they’re discovered the consequences would be bad—it’s just hard to remember that when being together feels so, so good.

So Wicked is book #3 in the Bad Behavior series by Melissa Marino. I actually started with book #2, So Screwed and absolutely 100% fell in love! The series has everything, fun, drama, sassy woman, hot as hell men, you get the picture. I’ll be honest though, I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to read this story. How do you take the one woman who has been made to be such a god awful person in the previous books and make her LOVABLE???? AND on top of all of it, add in Aaron’s best friend, Marshall??

Well, Melissa Marino, I have to say that you wrote them FLAWLESSLY.

Alexis has moved from Chicago to escape the husband, child, job she left behind because of her demons. Alexis now has a successful bakery that she absolutely adores and that has given her soul a bit of peace with her past. With a new cocktail bar opening up in the area, Alexis will be working with them to provide her pastries to pair with the drinks.

Marshall is the owner of the cocktail bar and best friend of Alexis’ ex-husband Aaron. He had no idea who was running the bakery business he is now partnering with and is not too happy about it when he finds out it’s Alexis. However, Marshall knows her pastries are a fit for his business and chooses to keep Aaron, who is part owner, out of the loop for the time being. He’s just not sure how all it will work, especially when she’s the one who destroyed his best friend. For years. How do you get over that?

When Marshall and Alexis first meet after all these years, I really wanted to continue to hate her. I mean, she up and left her family! Her child! But when the demons start to show up again, I felt nothing but pure empathy for Alexis. The way Marshall just couldn’t fathom what she did and why and the way he spoke to her, while I understand completely, it utterly broke my heart.

Everyone has a story to tell regardless of what you believe or have heard. When Alexis told hers, I broke. It was the most gut wrenching thing I have read and no longer was she the evil woman from the past. She was just a woman, trying to make a life for herself.

Will Alexis and Marshall be able to work together? Can this attraction between them be something they can act on with their past? What happens when Aaron finds out about them?

This was one of the best series I have ever read, hands down. I just cannot say enough about this story. The way everything played out, the demons that were unleashed and the ending? Get your Kleenex ready. It’s beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of!

I give So Wicked by Melissa Marino 5 stars!

Sex In The Sticks by Sawyer Bennett (Love Hurts #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

Valentine French may be the sassiest dating columnist in New York City, but the abundance of metrosexuals in her adopted metropolis is seriously cramping her style. Where are the beefy all-American boys? Hoping to find some inspiration, Val heads to Alaska, where the men outnumber the women fifteen to one and wrestle grizzly bears for sport. Or so she can only imagine. Suddenly the most eligible bachelorette in a town full of horny lumberjacks, Val is writing her best columns ever. But if she doesn’t get her nose out of her laptop, she just might miss out on Mr. Right.

Logan Burke is the sheriff of the little podunk town that Val finds so charmingly backward. He’s not that different from the guys she’s using for her little experiment; it’s just that one date would never be enough for Logan. As he listens to Val complain about love over beers in the local tavern, he realizes that she can’t see the forest for the trees. Because if she would ever give up her Prada bags and fourteen-dollar martinis, Logan would give her the only luxury that matters: his heart.

Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett was nothing like what I expected! This was a fun, sexy and heartwarming romance about Valentine French and Logan Burke.

Valentine is a very well to do woman. She comes from a family of money and is sort of the black sheep of the family. Val live in Manhattan, does not work but runs a blog detailing her dating life. Which is boring as of late. Different guys yet all the same, she needs a change of pace.

At the persistence of her cousin, Val decides to go to Alaska to see how different the men are. She’s up for a new adventure, with some REAL manly men, and will document the process for her followers on her blog. She couldn’t have picked a more different world to relocate to if she tried!

A New York woman in the Alaska, what could possibly go wrong?

The minute Valentine walks off the boat, Logan Burke, Chief of Police for East Merritt, knows she is going to be a hot commodity in his town. In a place consisting of mostly lumberjacks, fishermen and loggers, and VERY few woman, a Manhattan princess is unheard of. Little does Logan know that is exactly what Valentine is counting on.

“I’m a man-eater. I love men. I love to date, I love to be treated well, and I love good sex.”

Logan and Valentine keep running into each other day after day and they begin a friendship. Until more of the town’s men start taking in interest in Val and asking her on dates. Logan has no right to be jealous, should he?

Logan and Valentine had such great chemistry. I love the fact they became fast friends and how extremely caring and helpful Logan was. Even though Logan knew this city slicker didn’t know what she was doing, he went out of his way to be helpful, all while maintaining a safe distance from the drop dead gorgeous woman who everyone loved.

The man is a complete gentleman….but inside the bedroom….HOT DAMN. Those sex scenes? I’m still blushing! (But I loved every single word of it😉)

Also, I loved the Alaskan backdrop. It was something totally unique and fun to read about. Lumberjacks, fisherman and loggers..OH MY!!

Will Valentine and Logan be able to make the most of their time together before she heads back to New York? What will Logan do once he reads her blog? One click Sex in the Sticks today and find out!

I give Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett 4 stars!!

All About the D by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam

Available: Now

Type: New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

That sexy, deep voice on the phone makes chills erupt down my arms, but he won’t tell me his last name. Too risky, he insists.

He’ll show me why.

His email says it all with four little letters–NSFW.

But I click anyway.

All About the D by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam has got to be the best thing I’ve read all year! I have never read anything from these authors before and I have to say, I will most definitely be one clicking all of their work.

Evelyn Mills is an uneventful woman. According to her ex, she’s not very spontaneous and boring. However, she is so busy as a junior associate at a law firm, trying to make her way to partner, she doesn’t have time for anything else.

Evelyn needs a big client, a HUGE one at that. Well, that client happens to Josh Cartwright, a wealthy architect. The Cartwright family if a well-known family in the Portland area and they are expected to represent the family with prestige and not damage the family name. EVER.

While on the outside, Josh is nothing but respectful of his family and their name, on the inside the man has a HUGE secret. One that could cost his family everything. A bet was made and lost, a blog was created and All About the D is off and running. But Josh needs an attorney to represent him and keep him anonymous.

“I take pictures of my dick and post them online. I’m a modern-day flasher in a raincoat.”

Evelyn decides to meet with Josh to discuss what he needs are, but the sexual tension between the two of them is unreal. Being that Josh could be a potential client, Evelyn knows nothing can happen between them. Yet, she is trying not to remember the fact she already knows what the man looks like naked….

What starts off as a hands-off friendship turns into so much more when the law firm rejects taking on Josh as a client. The relationship is well on its way to developing into something absolutely wonderful when all of the sudden the law firm changes their mind and Evelyn is back to being Josh’s lawyer.

Will Evelyn and Josh be able to keep their hands off of each other? Can they be just friends? Would Evelyn be able to deal with knowing all of these people get to see the most intimate part of someone she’s falling for? Are they willing to risk it all for love?

This book has the perfect amount of drama, definitely some fun, home improvements, dogs and sexiness. I was laughing my ass of most of the book, it was so crazy good, especially the mold scene! Then, I fell in love with the way Josh describes Evelyn and how she owns him completely. I think in some respect, I think that we all hope our loved one feels that way about us, with nothing but complete admiration. I love that Josh is a nerdy type of guy with glasses but is totally hot and that Evelyn was a gorgeous woman that was still a little insecure about herself. They just went together so well and the supporting characters were also wonderful. I’m looking forward to the story of Drew and Kendall!!

All About the D is one of those books I’ll be digging right back into again.

P.S. – As I was reading this book, I kept thinking about this blog on Tumblr that I follow and how it seemed to fit in flawlessly with this book. Little did I know…

I give All About the D by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam 5++ stars!!

Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood…for the best joy ride of your life.

I’m at your service. Ready to go all night long.

But then a wildly sexy brunette appears in my life and throws a wrench in all my plans. She’s fiery, she’s talented, she’s gorgeous, and I’d really like to know what makes her engine hum.

Henley also happens to be my biggest rival, and now we’re forced to work together every day on the most important custom car build of my career. The trouble is I can’t quite figure out if she wants to kick me in the lug nuts or beg me to give her a good, hard fuel injection. Until one night that question is answered on the hood of a sports car when she calls out my name three times. And we can’t seem to put on the brakes.

If sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea, how much more dangerous would it be to fall in love with her?

She did it again. Lauren Blakely is my hero. I’ve missed her over the last few months but it was well worth the wait. As you all know by now, Lauren Blakely can do no wrong in my eyes. I have yet to read a book that she wrote that I haven’t absolutely adored. She could rewrite the phone book (they still have those, right??) and I’d love every single word. The level of romantic comedy, heart and yes, good ol’ dirty sex is absolute gold in Joy Ride!

Max Summers and Henley Marlowe are custom car builders and very talented ones at that. Five years back, Henley worked for Max until an unfortunate event happened and Max let her go. Now, Henley’s back and Max just isn’t sure what to do with her. She works with the competition and he owns his own business, Summers Custom Autos, so they are destined to be rivals. Right? Until they are both commissioned to work on a car, together, for a network TV show and spend more time together under the hood than they bargained for.

“I’m jealous of whoever it is that knows this woman better than I do. I want to know her. I want to understand her.”

The sexual tension was off the charts the minute Henley walked up to Max. They are both doing their best to avoid the inevitable until they are just about ready to combust (so was I!). Henley and Max are all types of perfect together, hell, they LOVE cars with such passion it is hard not to do the same. Yet, both of them have secrets that they are keeping from each other. And until they come clean with each other, their race to the HEA checkered flag will be red flagged.

I love how this story was told by Max, with Henley’s To Do lists thrown in occasionally. And by the way, all the To Do list should have said was DO MAX 😊 Honestly, I think I love Henley more than I love Lauren Blakely! Henley is one bad ass chick making her way in a man’s world yet has such a feminine side, she had now surpassed every single Blakely girl by a mile!!

The attention to detail alone, my god. Lauren definitely did her research on this one! Get ready for the Joy Ride of your life with Henley and Max!

I give Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely 5 stars!

Bombshell by C.D. Reiss (Hollywood A-List #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Montlake Romance

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.

Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…

Wow. Simply wow.

I read Shuttergirl and had this obsession with Brad Sinclair. I really wanted to know who he was. He seemed like a good friend to Michael, yet, he seemed like he would be one of those guys who is a total dick. A playboy. A guy who got whatever he wanted and didn’t give a shit about anything.

Well, I finally got my story and damn it, if I didn’t fall in love with Brad Sinclair.

Brad Sinclair, Oscar nominated movie star was just enjoying life. Gorgeous, fun loving and now a single dad who is learning to deal with a daughter he knew nothing about. Nicole was thrust in his lap after the death of her mother. It was refreshing to hear Brad admit he had no idea what to do with her. He desperately thought both his old lifestyle and this new one, which included a five-year-old girl, could coincide.

“I was going to have to fake it until I made it. Act like I thought dads should act.”

Cara DuMont has worked as a nanny for years. She is down to earth and has no qualms about telling it like it is and plans to help with the transition Brad and Nicole will have to face. However, Cara’s desire for Brad was something unexpected. However bad she wanted him, she also didn’t want to destroy her reputation as she watched her friend, Blakely, do with one of her former employers. She took her job VERY seriously and would walk away if needed. But she couldn’t.

Something about Brad, and his daughter Nicole, just drew Cara in from the start and she was absolutely fooling herself if she thought that she could not be affected by the both of them.

The sexual frustration and attraction was almost instantaneous. Neither Cara nor Brad had any intention of letting it become anything more than a professional employer/employee relationship. But I’m so glad it did.

I love the fact that I got just about half way through the book before anything happened. It was a slow build up from the first-time Cara and Brad looked at each other just coming out of that bathroom with his daughter until when they finally succumb to their desire for each other.

There were so many unexpected moments, so many things I never thought were even possible in this book. At times, I was laughing at the banter between the two and the theatrics of a five-year-old little girl. The next moment, I was enjoying the dirty sex and then the world completely turned on its axis and the drama began. And by god, I never expected what I read. Not in a million years.

“There’s no one else I want to be better for. It’s you. I’m going to be better for you, and if you leave I’m afraid I’ll never have a reason to stop being a fuckup.”

The connection between Brad and Cara was so much more than a physical one, it became emotional as they connected over the love for a little girl. Absolutely brilliant.

All in all, to me this story is about growing up. Coming to terms with life and not running away but dealing with what is thrown your way head on. Making mistakes is part of life but you have to learn from them too.

Putting your #familyfirst

Making your priorities something that you never thought possible #Bradvsmydad

Becoming the best version of yourself that you can be #ImWithSinclair

I 100% loved this book. It is something that will stick with me for a long time to come. I look forward to more in the Hollywood A-List series.

I give Bombshell (Hollywood A-List #1) by CD Reiss 5++ stars!

The Bohemian and The Businessman (Blueberry Lane 4 – The Story Sisters #1)

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Priscilla Story, the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her inheritance good-bye.

Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests, but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose to marry.

In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla, who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman to find their happily ever after.

**REVIEW BY LIZ**

The Bohemian and the Businessman by Katy Regnery was such a delightful read. How could two people who are complete opposites ever make it work? But sometimes opposite is what you need to balance you.

Priscilla Story has always been the black sheep of her family. The Story’s are a straight-laced and no-nonsense family. Her father is rigid and very old-fashioned. Priscilla, on the other hand, lives the by beat of her own drum. She decided a long time ago she was going to live her life how she wanted without a care in the world. But when she finds herself with a growing problem she cannot hide for long, she realizes she is going to have to make drastic plans.

Shane Olson is ambitious, determined and hard-working. He has had his plan for his future set since he was a young boy and nothing, even the wild and beautiful Priscilla Story will change his course. But when Shane realizes the drastic measures he will have to make to ensure the successful future he wants, plans change.

I really liked Priscilla, even when she knew she was a disappointment to her family, she was happy, care-free and determined to live life her way. I hated the way her family made her feel. They could not see Priscilla for how wonderful she was, because she was not like them. Shane was very stiff and determined. He did not mind making plans to further his career, because he wanted the security and success he always dreamed off. But as we got to see him with Priscilla, we began to see a different side of Shane.

I really like this story. Shane and Priscilla were attracted to each other, but knew the other could not give them what they wanted. They were just too different. But once they decided to move forward with the marriage of convenience that would benefit both, they began to spend time together and got to know each other. You get to see them develop feelings and truly care for each other. But with an expiration date on the horizon, could they really make it work?

So much happens in this story. Priscilla is trying to make plans to care for herself and her future. Shane is trying to secure the career path he has always wanted. And her father drives them both crazy. But as the story moves forward, you can’t help but cheer for Priscilla and Shane. I found this story sweet and charming.

I give The Bohemian and the Businessman by Katy Regnery 4-stars!

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Broken Dreams by Callie Anderson

Available: Now 

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Ethan is the boy who climbed into my bedroom every night.

He’s everything I love.
Laced with everything I despise.

He’s every happy memory.
And every shattered dream.

He’s my everything.
But he broke every part of me.

I’m supposed to hate him.
But I can’t.
I don’t know how.

 

Broken Dreams is the story of Leslie and Ethan, high school sweethearts who were separated for 8 years due to unfortunate circumstances.

Leslie is just a girl focused on ballet. Ethan is just a boy trying not to fall into his father’s footsteps.

Leslie and Ethan were neighbors. Unfortunately, Leslie was well aware of what Ethan was having to deal with at home. One night, Leslie witnessed first hand what was going on in Ethan’s house and invited the poor boy into her room so he had a safe place to stay.

Nights turned into days, days into weeks and weeks into years as the love between Ethan and Leslie grew into so much more. Dreams were shared, plans were made and they were moving on from town once they graduated high school. However, life got messy and one night, an accident changed their lives, their hopes and dreams, forever.

Eight years later, Leslie is back in Arizona to deal with family issues all while trying to avoid the man she so desperately has tried to forget. Her first love, her first everything. Leslie has spent years trying to forget the man who just up and left her when she needed him the most.

Coming back to Arizona, dealing with family, old friends and a lover she never could get over make Leslie and Ethan’s trials and tribulations far from over.

Will Leslie ever be able to forgive Ethan? Did Ethan really leave Leslie likes she thinks? How will Leslie ever be able to go back to her life outside of Arizona?

I’m not usually a fan of stories that go back and forth from past to present. However, this story was written so well that I didn’t mind it one bit. The story of how Leslie and Ethan came to be, their trial and tribulations were explained flawlessly. The issues that both of them had with their parents, get ready to pull out your tissues. And the twist I didn’t see coming towards the end? It made their relationship that much more meaningful.

I give Broken Dreams by Callie Anderson 4 stars!

The Negotiator by Avery Flynn

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

Wanted: Personal Buffer

Often snarly, workaholic executive seeks “buffer” from annoying outside distractions AKA people. Free spirits with personal boundary issues, excessive quirks, or general squeamishness need not apply. Salary negotiable. Confidentiality required.

Workaholic billionaire Sawyer Carlyle may have joked he needed a “buffer” from their marriage-obsessed mom, but he didn’t need a waiting room filled with “candidates” to further distract him. (Thanks, bro.) But when a sexy job applicant shooes his mom and the socialite in tow out of his office, Sawyer sees the genius of the plan. And the woman. In fact, Miss Clover Lee might just get the fastest promotion in history, from buffer to fake fiancé…

This “free-spirit” might look like hot sunshine and lickable rainbows, but she negotiates like a pitbull. Before Sawyer knows what hit him, he’s agreed to give up Friday nights for reality tv, his Saturdays for flea markets (why buy junk still baffles him), his Tuesdays and Thursdays for “date nights” (aka panty-losing opportunities if he plays his cards right). And now she wants lavender bath salts and tulips delivered every Monday?

Yup, she’s just screwing with him. Good thing she’s got this non-negotiatable six-weeks-and-she’s-gone rule or Sawyer may have just met this match…

Let’s just start with the cover, shall we?!? Wow…that alone is worth the price of admission 🙂

Avery Flynn, I’m not quite sure why I had not read any of your books until now, but I promise you, if the rest of your books are anything like The Negotiator, you have a new fan.

After the death of his father, Sawyer Carlyle is drowning with the responsibility of his family and their business. Sawyer’s mother plans to get him married off sooner than later and is throwing socialites at him left and right. However, Sawyer is content running the family business and growing the Carlyle legacy. When an ad has been placed for a “buffer” between Sawyer Carlyle and his mother, Sawyer had no idea what he was in for.

What could possibly go wrong with this cover up??

Jane “Clover” Lee is a free-spirited woman who jumps around from job to job and is looking to make some money to get her off to Australia. She is well traveled and tries to make a difference wherever she lands. Answering an ad for a “buffer”, Clover goes in for the interview and tells off Sawyer’s mother instantly. OMG, I died laughing! This girl has it all…brains, beauty and such a smart-ass mouth to top it all off!

“I love that even without saying a word, you’ve out negotiated me. Every time.”

The CHEMISTRY between Sawyer and Clover just makes this book! Their banter is one for the ages and was funny as hell. Clover absolutely makes this book. Her intelligence and charm totally win everyone she meets over. Through the entire book, the dialogue between the main characters was written with plenty of fun, touching moments and a bunch of attitude 😉There were plenty of touching moments as well as the “what are you thinking?” moments.

The Negoitator has enough sass, fun times and a little drama to make it a great read. I highly suggest one-clicking this book!!

I give The Negotiator by Avery Flynn 4 stars!

The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie

Available: Now 

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

According to the law of attraction, women and men can’t be friends. Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We’ve been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut. She’s hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we’re like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven. She’s the bomb. Did I mention she’s smokin’ hot? I’ve checked her out…maybe once or twice. Hey, I’m a guy. Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I’m the boy friend—the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations. Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry. Now I want more. I want her. All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends. Right? If only it were that easy.

I have never read Mika Jolie before…WHY didn’t anyone tell me what I was missing out on! The Boy Friend just gave me the book hangover of the weekend!

This book, well, it’s simply everything. The cover is yummy, Dean and Cori were amazing, the storyline was excellent, the entire book read like a dream. The titles of each chapter…I LOVED that!

And if this tells you anything, I just read it and as soon as I’m done with this review, I’m going back in for round two!

Friends for twenty years, things change between Dean and Cori when she decides it’s time to start looking for her forever. A husband, a family, the works. Dean is less than thrilled as he knows his time with Cori will change forever once she finds her “lobster”.

While deciding to help Cori on her journey to find her forever, Dean starts to wonder if he could be the one for Cori. Up until now his life has just been woman after woman, no strings attached. His family is pushing him to find the girl of his dreams as they keep asking for grandbabies…and whether or not Cori could be the one to share that life with him.

You know damn well that Dean is going to screw this all up because, hello…men and feelings don’t exactly mix well. Especially when chances are taken and things change. Jealousy rears its ugly head and it makes people sit up and take notice. Everyone else sees what Cori and Dean don’t, they have always been more than just friends. They have spent 20 years acting like a couple. But yet in Dean and Cori’s eyes, they have not. They are strictly friends.

Friends that are just friends…that can never become more…that have never thought about each other in an intimate way. Or have they? Can Dean help Cori to find the one? What will happen to their friendship when that happens? Will their friendship survive Dean and Cori finding their lobsters?

I absolutely love how this was written. Details without being too detailed, in Dean’s POV. Loved it. I actually didn’t want to know Cori’s side of the story, Dean explained it that typical guy way. Saying it without saying it I guess you could say? It was fabulous. And the ending??? Obviously, I can’t tell you but it was a HEA to beat all others!

If you are looking for a friends to lovers romance, THIS is the one for you!!

I give The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie 5 stars!

Save Me by Logan Chance

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Save Me

A Sex Me Novella

By Logan Chance

Cover by: Judi with Concierge Literary Designs

Release Date April 25th

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A friends to lovers romance.

Life changes us all. But, not as much as the military. Ryan Wagner is fresh out of the service, and trying his hardest to settle into his life in Miami.
The only souvenir from his time spent overseas is a shoulder injury which brings him closer to his best friend.

Lizzy ‘Lizard’ Packer hasn’t seen Ryan since he left for boot camp. The boy who left is nothing compared to the man who has returned.
As a physical therapist, Lizzy gets to rub her hands all over his strong arms.
It’s just a friendship.
A friendship she’s cherished since she was a little girl.
But, when the lines blur and then become nonexistent, will she be able to keep her feelings at bay?
What happens when life throws you a curve ball, and nothing is as it seems?
Sometimes you never truly see someone until it’s too late.
For others, sometimes seeing someone is all it takes.
But for these two, sometimes seeing is just an illusion that one day fades.
Follow along as these two try to help each other seek the answers they’re both searching for.

**REVIEW FROM LIZ**

Save Me by Logan Chance is the next in his Sex Me Novella series. All of which are standalone novellas. In Save Me we get a friends to lovers story about two old friends reconnecting after years of not talking. This was both a sweet and heart-wrenching read.

Lizzy Packer and Ryan Wagner were best friends for years. Lizard and Cryin’ to each other. Always there for each other, they promised to be friends forever. But sometimes life has other plans. Ryan joined the marines right after high school and Lizzy went on to get her degree. They lost touch with each other.

Four years later, so much has changed. Ryan is home, but with demons that haunt him and injuries that trouble him. He is trying to find his way in this new normal for him. He is a bit lost and broken. I really liked Ryan. Even as life weighed on him, he was strong, determined and caring.

Lizzy was finally succeeding in her career, but her personal life, not so much. She had great friends and was very likeable, but was just not connecting to anyone. She was so sweet and understanding.

Lizzy and Ryan reconnect and after a few awkward moments, easily fall into friendship again. But the more time they spend together, they realize there may be something more there. But Ryan is fighting

his demons and feels Lizzy deserves so much more than a broken man. Lizzy has always cared for Ryan, but kept her feelings at bay to keep their friendship, could he ever feel the same way?

For a novella, there is so much happening. I was consumed from beginning to end. I loved both Lizzy and Ryan, even as they stood in their own way of happiness. Lizzy and Ryan have a lot to work through, but if they can be honest and open with each other, the payoff would be so worth it. My heart broke for them throughout their journey.

As always, Logan Chance delivers such a tantalizing read in a novella. The characters were real and honest. I devoured this story. And it was a nice surprise to see Kayla and Erik as well. A great, quick, fun and emotional read.

I give Save Me by Logan Chance 4-stars!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Logan Chance enjoys the simple things in life. Star Wars, music, and pretty girls. Always in trouble at school, he was made to copy the dictionary while the others played. This began his word fascination.

With a love of words he then realized he loved stringing those same words together to create stories to inspire all.

From Boston, and relocated to Florida, he lives out his days writing, reading, and avoiding the beach.

Not afraid to tell it how it is, Logan is definitely a man of his own.

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Checkmate: This is Effortless – Drew & Courtney by Kennedy Fox (The Checkmate Duet Series #2)

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Type: New Adult/College

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.

Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.

She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.

All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.

She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.

Checkmate, sweetheart.

**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**

The huge cliffhanger at the end of This Is Reckless had me going crazy!! I couldn’t believe Drew and Courtney’s story ended on that note and was seriously counting down the days to This Is Effortless!

Courtney and Drew are friends and roommates. Courtney is hilarious and one of those people everyone wants to be friends with. How she can live with Drew, the sexy cop AND her best friend, without wanting to jump his bones, I’ll never know.

Throw in the bitch of a girlfriend, Mia, and you feel nothing but sorry for poor Drew. If he would only see what is right in front of him…

By the time, we get to This Is Effortless, Drew and Courtney have admitted their feelings for one another, have had some awful things happen while trying to nurture a new relationship and are taking a much-needed break to Las Vegas. Well, the ex Mia came to play with Drew and she had a little help from a friend which set this up to be one hell of a story.

Unfortunately, I feel it went downhill from there.

The upside of the book is that the story delves deep into the relationship between Drew and Courtney and how they will do anything they can to protect each other and how deeply the love each other. You get a good idea of how Courtney grew up with her family in Texas as her and Drew travel there on occasion. I enjoyed how Courtney is sassy with everyone in her life, especially Drew.

Now, I really, REALLY wanted to love this book like the first one. I expected this to be an epic story but it ended up being not exactly what I was looking for. So, in the midst of all the chaos with Mia, they rescued a dog. Now, all of the sudden, it seemed like half of the book was about the dog! I mean, great, they got a dog but I felt like chapter after chapter was about the dog. I wanted more family time, more on their friendships and definitely some drama with Mia.

Mia. I had high hopes for you girl, I really did. Now, don’t get me wrong, there were some definite moments that were awesome, especially when they uncovered who was helping Mia, but overall I was not impressed. The story gave a tiny bit of background info on why Mia was acting the way she did but I really thought it would be drawn out into a good portion of the story. It was not. What totally floored me, and not in a good way, was how things ended with Mia. It even was written that it was “like something out of the movies” which it totally was. I just expected so much more from that scene.

I enjoyed This Is Reckless and even the beginning of This Is Effortless. Half way through the book, I was no longer enjoying it and really was uninterested in finishing it. I did finish it but really don’t feel a certain way about it. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t bad either. However, I am intrigued by Logan and Kayla, two supporting characters who will be getting their own book, Checkmate: This Is Dangerous, this summer.

I give Checkmate: This is Effortless – Drew & Courtney by Kennedy Fox 3 stars!

Feels Like The First Time by Marina Adair (Destiny Bay #2)

What’s wrong with a little white lie?

There are a lot of things Ali Marshal doesn’t do: pink anything, a day without chocolate, and Hawk, her sister’s ex-husband. Sure, he’s a sexy former NHL star who can make her pulse pound with just a wink. But he belonged to Bridget first. And no matter how long she’s had a crush on him, how great he’s always been to her dad, or that her sister is engaged to someone else now and Ali needs a date to their engagement party, she can’t give in to temptation. Can she?

It’s been years since his disastrous marriage crashed and burned, and Bradley Hawk has finally moved on. So when Bridget blows back into town with her new fiancé, throwing the engagement party of the year, he could care less . . . until Ali tells one little lie that lands him smack dab in a fake relationship. After one promise to be Ali’s date and two of the hottest kisses he’s ever had, Hawk can’t deny how much he wants her. But what happens when this fauxmance starts to feel very, very real?

**REVIEW FROM MICHELLE**

Every book I pick up by Marina Adair turns out to be a solid read, and this one was no exception. Feels Like the First Time brings us back to Destiny Bay where we first met Ali Marshal in Luke and Kennedy’s book. This wasn’t your run of the mill friends to lovers story. Marina Adair took that classic plot and added a complicated twist – one that had me wondering right up until the end how it was going to work out.

Ali and Hawk have a history, but not a romantic one. For as long as she can remember, Ali has been in love with Hawk. Unfortunately, Hawk fell in love with her sister Bridget instead. Watching from the sidelines as the former NHL star fell for and married Bridget while keeping her own feelings inside was one of the hardest things Ali has ever done. Taking care of her family, putting other’s needs before her own, is what she’s used to, so for years Ali focused on her career and spent her time taking care of her ailing father.

Hawk was devastated when his marriage to Bridget fell apart. He poured himself 100% into their relationship and he had to work hard to redefine himself after he lost the woman he loved as well as his career due to injury. He only asked for one thing in the divorce: his hometown. He had a plan to pick up the pieces of his shattered dreams, but he couldn’t do that with Bridget still in his life. She left, he stayed, and he carved out a new life that he loved….a life that kept him in close contact with his former father-in-law and Ali.

Hawk wasn’t sure when he finally got over Bridget and started looking at Ali as a woman instead of his ex-wife’s sister, but a pretend date and a hotter than hot kiss had

things changing in a hurry. Suddenly his future seemed a whole lot brighter and a lot less lonely. What started out as a fake romance turned real overnight and Hawk was determined to show Ali they could be more than just “sexy friends”. Ali was devastated when her mother left – and took Bridget with her – after her parents’ divorce, and secretly crushed when her sister wound up with the man she’d wanted for herself. Even though she’s all grown up and Bridget had been away for a long time, all it took was her sister sweeping back into town for Ali’s doubts and insecurities to rise back up.

I really loved Ali and Hawk. They were both real, honest and vulnerable. I loved the way they each took care of the other in their own way, and I like the way the author took them from friendship to flirtation so easily. This book was heartfelt and sexy. I enjoyed the little cameos by Destiny Bay’s other residents, and I was desperately hoping for a happy ending right alongside Ali.

I give Feels Like the First Time by Marina Adair 4 stars!

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LAST KISS OF SUMMER, #1

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME, #2

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marina Adair is a #1 National bestselling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Destiny Bay series, she is also the author of the Sugar, Georgia series, the St. Helena Vineyard series, and her new Heroes of St. Helena series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive.

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Lost Rider by Harper Sloan (Coming Home #1)

Available: April 25, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Pocket Books

My Copy: Netgalley

Reviewer: Liz 

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago? 

What is not to love about a sexy, alpha cowboy? Especially one given to us by Harper Sloan? Lost Rider is a western romance with a sexy cowboy, the girl he lost and a second chance at love.

Maverick Davis had one goal when he turned eighteen. To leave and become a rodeo star. It was all he ever wanted, even if he crushed those he left behind, including the girl who held his heart. But ten years later, he is coming home to the one place he never thought he would see again. A place that held pain and loss for him.

All Leighton James ever wanted was Maverick Davis. But after he broke her heart on his way out of town, she learned to move on, even if her heart did not. She built a life she was proud of, even if she was never able to give her heart to anyone else. Maverick may be back, but she was a strong and independent woman now who did not need him at all, right?

I really liked Mav. He was lost and broken, but once he made up his mind on something, he followed through with all he had. Yes, he could be cruel and harsh, but as we learn more about his past, we begin to understand him more. And what he wanted was a future with Leigh. Leigh who was now strong and determined. So different than the girl Mav had left behind. She was sweet, loving, loyal and caring. She was determined to keep Mav at arm’s length, but life never works out as we think we want it too.

Once Mav comes home, he begins to realize how much he actually lost when he left. As he reconnects with his siblings and the town he left behind, he finally begins to realize things could have been different. We see him struggle to find his place. Meanwhile, Mav and Leigh can’t seem to stop pushing each other’s buttons. The sparks fly all around them.

I liked Mav and Leigh. Mav had so much weighing on him he never shared with anyone, that it nearly broke him. Leigh was so hurt by Mav when he left, she was afraid to give her heart away. Will they finally be able to be open with each other and see where they go from here?

Lost Rider by Harper Sloan was a sweet second chance at love story about two people who were always meant to be together, but lost their way. Their journey was not easy, but both worked hard for what they wanted. And I absolutely loved Quinn and Clay, and the quirky town people. A good read, especially if you love cowboy romances.

I give Lost Rider by Harper Sloan 4-stars!

The Player by K. Bromberg (The Player #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance/Sports

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to side in the club’s best interest if he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat or is one of them bound to get burned?

K. Bromberg writes damn good books. I was a little late to the game but I thoroughly enjoyed The Driven Series along with everything else she’s written. I just recently read Sweet Rivalry, Holy Hotness! That book was amazing! Needless to say, I really enjoy a good K. Bromberg book. But, I was a little worried about The Player. I hate to say it with my Cleveland Indians going to the World Series and all last year but I’m not a baseball fan. At all. I would rather watch paint dry than go to a baseball game.

Ms. Bromberg has changed my mind. Completely. This book was written so beautifully I’ve actually started to watch baseball, much to the joy of my husband and son!

I fell in love instantly with this book.

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. His father is a legend and expects great things from Easton, which he has accomplished up until now. A dirty play injures Easton’s arm and he is on the disabled list for the time being. However, this cocky player is determined to get back to the field sooner than later and will be working hard to make that dream a reality.

Scout Dalton is about to turn his life upside down.

Scout is a PT who is following in her father’s footsteps. She knows all too well how players “play” and she refuses to succumb to their advances. And there are plenty of them tossed her way…the guys just can’t seem to stay away from the hot woman PT.

Scout is in for the experience of a lifetime trying to hold her own against Easton and he will do whatever he needs to get back into the game he loves. However, they both have so many issues their relationship may sink before it even truly starts.

“I’m putting myself out on a limb for a woman who wants to run, when for the life of me, I’ve never been one to stay. But I’m not going anywhere.”

The chemistry between Scout and Easton is incredible. The push and pull from both of them, WOW. She can give it back to him as good as he gives it. The build of their relationship, from Scout being his PT, to their friendship, to an actual relationship is written so flawlessly, I was mesmerized with every single word. It was a nice change of pace to see the heroine who wants to run while the hero patiently waits for the woman he loves.

“But, I want tomorrows with someone. I want yesterdays, tomorrows, and next years with someone because I’ve never gotten that chance before.”

The Player is an excellent read. I cannot recommend it enough. I enjoyed every single aspect of this book…. along with the cliffhanger ending (and what a cliffhanger it is)!! I cannot wait to see how Easton and Scout’s story comes to an end in The Catch!

I give The Player (The Player #1) by K. Bromberg 5 stars!

Wolf’s Mate by Chantal Fernando (Wind Dragons MC #5)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Gallery

My Copy: Sent

 Reviewer: Nikki

Vinnie was once the youngest prospect at the infamous Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club but finally, he’s going to be initiated as a full-fledged member! But when Vinnie (now known as Wolf) puts on that WDMC leather for the first time, little does he know what he’s in for. The Wind Dragons have made enemies, and being a member means being on the front lines…

First, I loved this book, so what I’m about to say may sound a bit weird. What is up with that blurb? That’s not even remotely a good blurb. Not only isn’t it accurate, but it tells you NOTHING about this book at all. Vinnie isn’t newly initiated into the club in this book, nor does anyone call him Wolf. Wolf is his road name but I think they mention it once, maybe twice throughout the book. This is NOT the blurb on the back of the book, however this is the blurb on Goodreads, Amazon and B&N. Here is the better, on the back of the book blurb:

“Vinnie – or Wolf, as he’s known now that he’s no longer a prospect but a full-fledged member of the Wind Dragon’s MC – has always been a man of his word. So when Talon, the leader of a rival MC, cals in a favor, Vinnie must respond, even if his fellow Wind Dragons aren’t too keen on it. Little does Wolf know that the “favor” is babysitting Talon’s cousin Shayla, who’s known to be a spoiled princess whose daddy embezzled his way into the slammer. 

But when he meets the damsel in distress, she’s far from spoiled – in fact, Shayla’s pretty amazing. But her security is crap, and Talon’s guys don’t know what they’re doing. It’s up to Wolf to take matters into his own hands, and not even his brother in the WDMC can help with this one, Shayla’s all his – if he can keep her alive”

See? Much better, although still not great because again, not newly initiated, but I’ll take it. Ok, now where were we? That’s right, how much I loved this book. I actually love this entire series. There’s just something about MC books that I can’t get enough of. The men are alpha, yet they treat their women with such care. I. Love. It.

Vinnie has very concrete rules about his life. His brothers come first because they are the only family he’s ever had. When he meets Shayla he’s thrown because he was expecting a spoiled princess and she’s much more laid back and caring than what he was told. She’s been sequestered away in hiding due to her father cooking the books of some of the roughest men in the area and now they are looking for her because they think she has what they need to keep their dirty hands hidden. So of course she’s a bit grumpy being couped up for days on end with shit security. Vinnie quickly learns that his growing attachment to Shayla isn’t something he wants to fight, but embrace. Regardless of what her cousin Talon may think.

Shayla had no idea her father was up to his eyeballs in dirty accounting, and is devastated when he went to prison. Now, all she has left is her cousin Talon. She knows she needs his help keeping out of the line of fire and so she does whatever he asks of her, even after he sends in someone from a rival MC to watch over her. Vinnie is unlike any man she’s ever met and the sparks instantly fly between them. Add in all his protective brothers and their women and Shay may have just found the family she didn’t know she was ever missing.

The Wind Dragons are a fearsome group for sure. They protect what is theirs from the moment they decide to bring someone into the fold. They may live be a different set of rules than most people, but those rules are what make them so special.

The only thing I can say somewhat negatively about Wolf’s Mate was the lack of action. In the past books something generally happened towards the climax of the book and I didn’t feel like this one had that aspect. It seemed like it was leading up to it but it fizzled out without much fanfare.

Overall, another wonderful romance from Fernando! I can’t wait for more!

I give Wolf’s Mate by Chantal Fernando 4.50 stars!

 

Behind The Curtain by Beth Kery

Available: May 2, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Cultures clash and passion ignites in the novel that will leave you begging for more—from the bestselling author of The Affair and Looking Inside.

There’s something about this woman…

On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago—and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s soon transfixed by the lyrical voice and sensuous body of a woman who performs behind a thin, shimmering veil…

…That could bring a man to his knees.

The veil gives Moroccan American Laila Barek the anonymity she needs since she has never been able to reconcile her family’s values with her passion for music. But one man is inexplicably drawn to her. And when Asher confronts her on a subway platform after a gig, he’s shocked to recognize the woman who walked away from him nine years ago…

Laila has never been able to forget the touch, the feel, the taste of Asher. And despite the doubt and fear that wind their way into their lives, they must trust the heat of their desire to burn down the walls the world has placed between them…

Behind The Curtain was a very interesting, poignant romance, with the majority of the book taking place as a flashback.

Asher knows the moment he hears her voice onstage, behind a veil, that the woman singing is the one woman who brought him to his knees years before. Having been out of the US for years, and only newly back on home soil, he’d only wanted to get out and enjoy an evening with his friends. Instead he finds himself instantly reliving his past in the sultry voice of the woman he once loved.

Being a Moroccan American means Laila straddles a line between her family/faith and the American way of life. As a teenager, even her love for Asher couldn’t trump her need to please her family. Now as an adult she’s determined to show Asher that they should fight for the love they once shared.

When I picked this one up I figured it would alternate between the past and the present, but about 75% of the book takes place when Laila is a teenager and Asher is in his early twenties. Because of that, the romance is there but it’s very tentative since Laila is so young and inexperienced. I would call it more sensual than sexual, at least until the last 20% of the book where it fast forwards back to present day. It was very well done overall, even if it took a different road in getting there. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting but it was a beautiful story that spanned years.

I really enjoyed the ethnic thread that Kery has woven into her characters in this book. I thought she portrayed Laila and her family very well, explaining their traditions and familial ties that bind them so close together. Laila was in a tough situation as a teenager, between her family and her budding attraction and love for Asher. Knowing her family would never approve of her dating him caused her to lie and sneak around which inevitably made it worse when everything is revealed.

Although there is no series name at this time, Asher’s two friends play a large part of the book (both in the past and the present) and I’m betting they each end up getting a book of their own.

I give Behind The Curtain by Beth Kery 4 stars!

Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne (Love Unexpectedly #4)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.

Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.

Walk of Shame was the first Lauren Layne book that I have read and I was not disappointed! It was a great read that was just enough of a romantic/funny/sexy story that I had to go back and TBR all of Lauren’s other books! This book was a great story about two people from two totally different worlds annoying the hell out of each other. Until it becomes so much more.

Georgie is a socialite who spends all of her time working on charity events, going out with friends every night, brunching with the parents every weekend, hell, she’s one busy girl!! Most importantly, she always made sure to be in the lobby of her apartment building at 5:00 a.m. SHARP so she can annoy the very rigid lawyer, Andrew, who refers to her as ridiculous every time he speaks with her.

Andrew is the best divorce lawyer that money can buy. However, he is very set in his routine, hardly ever smiles or socializes and annoys Georgie just as much as she annoys him. Little does Georgie know that Andrew enjoys their little encounters just as much as she does.

This story had me from the first chapter! Honestly, I was sucked in when Andrew was described as the love child of Thor and Captain America! That’s a story I can get behind!! 😊

I absolutely love the banter between Georgie and Andrew. Even though Andrew is just so proper, he can really hold his own against Georgie’s quick wit and you can just feel the chemistry and wonder how they just don’t act on their attraction to each other!! It was nice to read a story that the main characters don’t jump each other’s bones within two chapters. I really enjoyed the game these two played, getting almost to the end before they finally give into their desires. AND IT IS AMAZING! Andrew is like Clark Kent…all business but when that suit comes off, HOT DAMN!!

Walk of Shame will be one of those books I go back to over and over because it is “perfectly ridiculous”!!

I give Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne 5 stars!

Turning Back by J.A. Huss (Turning #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz 

I lived in the dark for three years. My whole world revolved around the whims and happiness of three men. It was just a trip into the forbidden. A way out of a bad situation and forward into nothingness. Quin, with his easy smile and charming good looks. He was always there for me… Until he wasn’t. Smith, and his dispassionate attention. He was never there for me and he never regretted it. Bric, the one who listened, but only to himself. Self-absorbed, self-obsessed, and self-serving. He was never the one I wanted. And now he might be the only one I have left. It was good while it lasted, I guess. But it could’ve been so much more. It could’ve been so much better. And that’s why I’m turning back.

Turning Back is book 2 in the Turning series by JA Huss. We knew who Rochelle was from Taking Turns, but not why she left. And now she is back. Why did she leave? And more importantly, why is she back now? I have said it before and I will say it again, JA Huss has a brilliantly wicked mind. Her stories are full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Now we meet Rochelle. We get to know why she left. We also get to know more about all the men. But can they trust Rochelle now? She left without any explanations or goodbyes. They want her and she may want them back. But what will be the new dynamics now that things are different?

Because though she is back, things are different now. It is only three of them now. How will that affect their new normal? And what happens when feelings are finally admitted that may leave one of them on the outside looking in?

I truly am a big fan of all of JA Huss stories. She is an amazing storyteller that weaves intricate stories that will intrigue readers from start to finish. And when you think you have it all figured out, she throws in a twist that changes everything.

This story is so full of suspense and mystery. The chemistry is off the charts. The interactions and banter between all the characters will pull you right in. There is so much going on, but you never feel loss. But you do need to read Taking Turns first. It is a series, but it is so worth it!

I love how JA Huss gives us such taboo stories that consume us. And while this story is full of wonderful, kinky sexual interactions between the characters, there is so much more underneath that. The characters are not perfect, but are captivating in their own flawed way. Another amazing series from this author and I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Turning Back by JA Huss was a 5-star read for me!

Hate 2 Lovers by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield (2 Lovers #2)

Hate 2 Lovers

by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield

2 Lovers Series #2 (May be read as standalone)

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

Purchase: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

She hates him and his big head.

He likes her and her big t*ts.

She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.

He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.

She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.

He likes her because she’s carrying his child.

She hates the way he gets inside her head.

He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.

Andie: I hate you.

Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.

***This is book two in the series. It is best if you read book one first to fully understand this couple’s story.***

 

**Review From Liz**

I loved Text 2 Lovers. It was a great book with a great story. I wondered how Roman and Andie’s story in Hate 2 Lovers would compare, but honestly, each story really is unique. And I absolutely loved Hate 2 Lovers! It was different than Ram and Dani’s story, but that is okay, because this was Roman and Andie’s journey. K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield truly gave us a book that is so worth the read.

We meet Andie, Dani’s best friend, and Roman, Ram’s older brother, in Text 2 Lovers. And though I must say you do not HAVE to read book 1, you get so MUCH MORE of the dynamic if you do and honestly, the story is just really too good to pass up. Andie and Ram hated each other on the spot. From their first accidental meeting, to every time they see each other after. They could not be more opposites if they tried.

But under that hate is an attraction neither can deny. Even as they constantly fight against it. Yet, somehow every time they are together, they end up naked. I laughed so much with their early antics. They literally drove each other insane.

I really liked Andie. On the outside she is this tough, no-nonsense, completely independent woman that no one gets in the way off. She plows right through anyone that dares stand in her way. But on the inside, she has insecurities founded on a past full of disappointments. She does not want to get hurt and only lets a select few in. And when it comes to love and marriage? No way, not in the cards for her. She will fight it kicking and screaming.

Roman is hardheaded, determined, strong and when he is in, he is all in. There is something about Andie that pulls at him, but he knows he must tread lightly. He was so caring, patient and understanding with Andie, even as she pushed all his button and drove him crazy.

Andie is crazy, loud and has no filter. Roman is a planner, reserved and has rules he follows. But when Andie finds herself pregnant and terrified, Roman has a clear head and is determined to make her his. She fights him every step of the way, even as he begins to steal bits and pieces of her heart. Add to that the danger that lurks in the shadows and secrets that may come between them and you have a story that pulls you in from the start. I am truly enjoying every book in this series and cannot wait to get Reagan and Linc’s story next. Hate 2 Lovers was a great read and one I highly recommend.

I give Hate 2 Lovers by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield 4.5 stars!

It’s the start of nothing good.

I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.

And he replied.

Him: Show me a picture.

Him: Tell me your name.

Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?

It’s the start of everything right.

I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.

And she made me laugh again.

Her: You’re probably a creeper.

Her: Possibly a stalker.

Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?

Him: Take a chance with me.

Her: This is crazy.

Him: I need to see you.

Her: What are we doing?

Him: We’re about to find out.

Her: PHOTO ATTACHED

Him: PHOTO ATTACHED

About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

Website: www.authorkwebster.com

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About J.D. Hollyfield

Author JD Hollyfield

Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero…

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

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Wild & Sweet by Rhenna Morgan (Haven Brotherhood #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Carina 

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Zeke Dugan is not a man who walks the straight and narrow. He may have sworn an oath as a trauma doc, but he has zero problem leveraging his medical skills outside a hospital if it means giving the Brotherhood—the group of men he calls family—an advantage. Blood before business. All that changes when shy Gabrielle stumbles into his life and ignites his protective instincts.

Mechanic Gabrielle Parker prefers the complexities of an engine over men. Her life wasn’t always quiet and well-ordered, but now that it is, she finds peace in the solitude. When a robbery in her neighborhood forces her out of her safe bubble, she never fathoms that a dangerous, cocky trauma doctor will fix more than her injuries.

Zeke doesn’t play by the rules that Gabrielle follows but knows that he’s exactly what she needs in her life. He’ll show her the fierce and uncompromising protection that comes from belonging to a man like him.

When tension outside the Brotherhood threatens Gabrielle, Zeke will do anything to keep her safe, and damn the consequences. No one will hurt his woman, even if it means putting the very men who saved his life at risk.

After my undying affection for book one in this series, Rough & Tumble, I was just a bit skeptical if Morgan would be able to keep up the adrenaline in book two.  I am happy to report I really enjoyed this one too and will be eagerly awaiting book three to see just where Morgan intends these characters to go.

What I loved most about Wild & Sweet was Gabrielle. What isn’t there to love about a heroine who is a mechanic? I absolutely love when an author has a heroine who is as competent and unorthodox as Gabrielle. Sure, she had her faults to overcome, but who doesn’t? And it would have been a boring story if she was perfect. I saw a lot of myself in her, and I think that’s what drew me to her as a character. She has a hard time with lots of people and because of that she seems bitchy or standoffish, but in reality she just can’t process those situations and tends to withdraw into herself.

Gabrielle and Zeke together was just good reading. They lit the pages on fire with their attraction and their back and forth. Gabrielle is a headstrong woman and she’s leary of her own brother joining this group of misfit men (as she sees them). She’s protective and doesn’t understand his need to be accepted by them. Yet as much time as she spends denying her brother that need, the more she grew to need Zeke.

Oh Zeke…caught between the woman he loves, who seemed to shy away from his brotherhood, and the men he calls brothers. A rough, motorcycle riding, leather wearing, ER doc. Talk about shattering all expectations. In book one we had a lawyer, and now a doctor. I absolutely adore the men in this series! Zeke was no exception. He’s loyal and hard working and very, very hot. He worked hard to assuage her doubts regarding his brothers while still managing to do his demanding day job.  I liked his ability to switch off between the two sides of his personality and focus on the problems at hand, whatever they may be.

This book had EVERYTHING. It had the romance I crave, characters I adore and just enough suspense to keep me turning the pages in a hurry.

I give Wild & Sweet by Rhenna Morgan 4.5 stars!

 

Faking It by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde

Available: Now Amazon

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn’t into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there’s only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.

Hailey Ellison runs her own successful matchmaking business. Due to the recent growth of her business, she’s in looking for new office space and is extremely particular about the space she’s looking for. She’ll know it’s the one when she sees it!

Max Sterling to the rescue! Max is Hailey’s real estate agent and while he knows exactly what Hailey is looking for, he cannot help but be enamored by her. However, there’s a big ol’ ring she’s rocking on her left hand and he’ll be nothing more than professional with her.

After a few months of touring property after property, Max finally show Hailey the space she’s been looking for from the start. While out celebrating their big accomplishment, the mother of a former client of Hailey’s exposes her secret she’s been keeping. Max, realizing what is really going on, steps in and helps her out. However, now that he knows what Hailey is really up to, he’s more than happy to play along in her little charade but definitely for his own benefit.

I love this story. Max is so patient and understanding, he absolutely melted my heart. I was completely smitten with Hailey. A successful woman who has insecurities like we all do, with a gorgeous, intelligent and sexy man falling at her feet? Yes, please! Hailey took a while to warm up to Max with all of the issues she had about herself, but it made me love her even more.

Can Hailey and Max work through all her insecurities? Can they keep faking something that is turning out to be so very real? Will Hailey get past her insecurities and let Max love her for who she really is? Will Max get everything he never thought he wanted?

I enjoyed this book tremendously. I first read Carly and Erika’s Big Shot and loved it!! These ladies know how to write a smoking hot love story and Faking It is just as good, if not better, than Big Shot!! I cannot wait for the next book!

I give Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde 5 stars!

Grounds For Seduction by Shelli Stevens (Seattle Steam #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Entangled

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Nikki

Madison Phillips is focused on making her new coffee shop a success. She also wouldn’t mind if the sexiest cop in Seattle, Gabriel Martinez, would start seeing her as more than just his best friend’s little sister. When her shop gets robbed and she’s the only one who can identify the increasingly violent Espresso Bandit, Gabe’s there to keep her safe. Having Gabe act as her personal bodyguard is certainly no hardship, and Maddie’s ready to try anything to tempt him into providing some hands-on protection.

Maddie has worked hard to open her new coffee shop. With minimal help from her wealthy parents too. Maybe she doesn’t know a single thing about making a good cappuccino, but hey, that’s what employees are for right? She’s confident in her abilities to manage and she’s confident in her desire for her brother’s best friend, Gabe. The sexy cop who has filled out in all the right places.

Being subtle isn’t in Maddie’s nature and Gabe certainly knows when he’s on the receiving end of her wiles. Determined not to go down the road to break all “bro codes”, he rebukes her efforts. Well, for the most part anyway. There’s only so many times a guy can say no when everything else is screaming yes.

When Maddie’s brand new shop is the scene for a robbery and she ends up hurt, Gabe knows he needs to protect the feisty female. Protecting himself from her though is entirely other situation.

This was my first Shelli Stevens book, but it definitely will not be my last. Other than the horrible name given to the robber (Espresso Bandit? Really?) I really enjoyed this one. It was the perfect mix between erotic romance, contemporary romance and suspense.

Maddie as our heroine was just awesome. She came from money but really put a lot of thought and focus into her future and she didn’t do it while relying solely on her wealthy parents. She followed her dreams and built her shop from the ground up. Her brazen attempts to attract Gabe were both amusing and hot. I loved how she didn’t hide what she wanted.

Gabe’s resistance to Maddie’s charms didn’t last very long, probably because she was throwing herself at him at every turn. What starts out as a need to simply protect the sister of his best friend, turns into a whole lot more while they are sequestered in a cabin deep in the woods. His initial impression of a spoiled rich girl seems to change over the time they spend together yet he had a hard time opening himself up to her about his own past.

While the suspense towards the end is a bit unorthodox, I think it helped both characters see each other in a different light, which is what they needed to move forward with their budding relationship. Oh, and the sex? Yeah, the sex in this one was H.O.T. Stevens definitely knows how to capture a readers attention and leave them breathless. Wow.

Grounds For Seduction is smooth, steaming and sweet. Just like I want my coffee.

I give Grounds For Seduction by Shelli Stevens 4 stars!

 

Resistance on Ice by S.R. Grey (Boys of Winter #2)

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Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Liz 

Hockey star Nolan Solvenson is nothing short of skilled perfection, both on and off the ice. Or so everyone thinks. His teammates are constantly hitting him up for advice, but really, when it comes to his own life, Nolan can’t seem to make the right moves anymore.

Blame it all on Lainey Shelburne, a woman he wants but is determined to keep at arm’s length. That’s why, after a few sexy encounters, he unceremoniously blows her off.

When they’re reunited, facing off against the fiery cocktail waitress becomes the challenge of his life. Lainey is furious with him for dumping her and wants nothing more than to kick him in the junk. But Nolan–typical man–is only interested in getting Lainey back in his bed.

That plan is shot all to hell when they reach a shaky truce and Lainey drops the bomb that all she’s looking for now is a “just friends” relationship with Nolan.

Take that, Mr. Hot Right Winger!

Suddenly, the “know-it-all” athlete is skating on thin ice as he tries to hide his burgeoning feelings from the one woman who has the ability to thaw his heart. But is Lainey willing to try a relationship with him again? Can Nolan resist the urge to walk away? 

Resistance on Ice by S.R. Grey, a sports romance, had me laughing out loud. It was a fun and easy read. The characters were enjoyable and the story flowed well.

All Nolan Solvenson wants is Lainey Shelburne, but he messed up. Big time. Nolan is known for being a player, both on and off the ice. Then Lainey entered his life. They hit it off immediately and their chemistry was hot and steamy. But as Lainey gets closer, Nolan pushes her away, until he finally pushes her completely away.

I liked Nolan. He was lovable, but also very frustrating. A secret from his past haunts his future and stops him from going after what he wants. Because of this, he wants to stay away from forming any type of relationship outside of just sex. But Lainey is ready for more.

Lainey knows who Nolan is. Knows his history, but after spending time with him and their very steamy sexual encounters, she is ready for more. She knows they are good together. But as soon as the words are out she knows Nolan is having none of it. So, when he pushes her away, she walks away from him for good. His loss.

Lainey knew there were things Nolan was keeping from her. Knew it affected his choices, even if he was afraid to admit it. But she knew what she wanted and if he could not give it to her, then so be it. I loved how was strong and determined she was. Even when all she wanted was to fall into his arms.

Nolan knew he wanted Lainey. She made him feels things he never felt before. But it also scared him. So when Lainey decides all they can be is friends, he realizes he has no choice but to follow her lead. But when two people have the intense connection and chemistry these two have, it is not always easy. And so they embark on a journey that may end up leading them on separate paths. Can they realize what they really mean to each other in time?

I enjoyed Resistance on Ice. I loved the interaction between Nolan and Lainey. I loved their inner-interaction with themselves. And I especially loved the interactions between the teammates. A good story that will make you laugh and frustrate you just a little bit.

I give Resistance on Ice by SR Grey 4 stars!

Ends Here by M. Robinson (Road to Nowhere #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz 

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. And all that fucking shit. I had killed. I had sacrificed. The innocent and the corrupt. I knew blood and I knew violence. Never imagining I could know love too. Mia Ryder was a woman to love. To cherish. To fucking claim. Now, forever, and every day in between. If there was anyone I’d go to Hell and back for, it was her. Even if it meant, going to war with… My fucking brother.

My heart! I was not sure I was going to make it! I absolutely loved Ends Here by M. Robinson. This is the conclusion to Creed and Mia’s story that started in Road To Nowhere. I loved, and at times hated this story, all at the same time! This book made me feel so much! The angst and emotions were all over the place! Bravo M Robinson. You retain the title Queen of Angst.

We pick up right where we left off in Road To Nowhere. Here is where it gets difficult, because this book should be read with no spoilers. The story is not an easy one. Creed and Mia face a very difficult and heartbreaking journey, but it is their journey to take. My heart continuously broke for them.

Add to the heartbreak, the action and drama surrounding all the characters. Where was the danger coming from? Who were they really after? Was Mia safe with Creed or better off staying away from him? So many questions and every time we thought we had something figured out, more questions emerged.

I have to admit I did not always like Mia in this book. But that was more for personal reasons. But I understood where she was coming from and what she was trying to do. She did not want to hurt and disappoint anyone, but the only person that really mattered was her and what she wanted. It took her a while for her to see that.

Creed really stood strong for me in this story. No matter his background, his love for Mia was strong and always there. He never gave up on her or them. Deep in his heart he knew they were meant to be together and regardless of anyone, including his own brother, he never gave up on keeping Mia safe. No matter the cost.

Noah played a much larger part in this book, which if you read the first book, is a given. But how much really surprised me. At times, I really hated him. I think I still do, but I do understand him.

At the end of the day, this story must be read with an open mind and heart. Creed, Mia and Noah had a very difficult journey. Each fought hard for what they wanted. But at the end, you knew one of them would be hurt and devastated, if not all of them.

M. Robinson continues to break me, as she does with every book she writes. The emotions I feel when I read her books nearly break my heart almost every time. But I always come back for her. M. is an amazing author that weaves stories that completely consumes her readers. She breaks them to put them back together. She is a must-read author for me. I cannot recommend both a Road To Nowhere and Ends here enough.

Ends Here by M. Robinson was a 5+ stars read for me!

Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley

Available: Now 

Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

He’s too hot for words.

Mia

Alex Lawson might as well be the hottest book boyfriend imaginable. A fun, romantic, possessive, panty-melting man. And the best part?

He’s real.

For a girl like me—a slightly awkward book addict—Alex is a dream come true, straight off the pages of my favorite romance novels. But our story is turning into a whirlwind romance—the kind that only exists in books.

And I wonder if we’re heading toward our own happily ever after, or if he’s too good to be true.

Alex

Here’s the thing. I’m not a bad guy. Lying to Mia wasn’t part of the plan. Finding success as a romance author using a female pen name wasn’t part of the plan either. But sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Like realizing the woman you’re falling for is your alter-ego’s online best friend.

Online, she thinks I’m a woman named Lexi. In person, she knows I’m all man. I want to worship her body and claim every inch of her.

But if she finds out the truth, I could lose everything.

Claire Kingsley is a new author to me. I took one look at that cover and figured, why not? This sounds like a story that could totally happen in real life, why wouldn’t I want to get into this book?

This book! OMG. This book was everything! Alex Lawson….where can I find one? I mean, come on. He’s quintessential book boyfriend material! Sexy, gorgeous, loves books, is attentive, (did I mention SEXY) takes care of and loves his family, is a writer of romance novels, (did I tell you he’s SEXY as all hell?) and is just an all around good guy.

Mia is your average girl. She has a job at the local hospital, has friends but prefers to be a homebody, loves her romance novels and runs a blog under a fictitious name! Mia has become good friends online with Lexi, an amazing author with whom she has a friendly relationship with and they support each other like they’ve been friends with one another their entire lives.

On a trip to the local bookstore for a signing, Mia literally runs into this absolutely stunning man, Alex, who offers to buy her books for her. What guy does that? Only a book boyfriend would do that. No average guy would ever think of something like that. They instantly hit it off and so begins the journey of their whirlwind romance, which seems to jump off the pages of a romance novel. And you know Lexi gets every detail imaginable 😉

“Happily ever afters exist so rarely in real life, they might as well be unicorns.”

Every single time I read a book, I can just see the story play out in my head. I often wonder if men like the ones in the romance novels really do exist somewhere in the wild. When I read Book Boyfriend, I could just see this book play out in real life. It made me feel as though any one of us could have a romance like those in books, that is how well the story is written. I mean, who doesn’t want an Alex of their own??

To say I adored this book would be an understatement. Alex and Mia are just an impressive couple. The romance is stunning and the sex between them was hot, very sexy and yet so very sweet. You just know this couple is meant to be together. But with such a high standard Mia has set for a boyfriend, is Alex too good to be true? Can Mia protect her heart while falling head over heals for Alex? Was this romance doomed from the start? I highly suggest you read Book Boyfriend and find out!

I give Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley 5 stars!

The Banker by Piper Rayne (Modern Love #3)

Available: Now

Type: New adult/college/romantic comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, and not just Mr. Right Now?

My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really, what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks.

Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?)

Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine.

So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in Lennon Hart’s dictionary.

Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business.

It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money. I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful.

Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING.

So, I just so happened to stumble across Piper Rayne during my weekend of first time authors. I LOVE the cover and the blurb, well, pretty damn funny. And HOT. Why not give it a shot?

Well, I started at the end of the series. The Banker is book #3 in the Modern Love series. Now, when I started The Banker, I had not read the first two books, but honestly, I was ok without reading them and got the gist of things pretty quick. However, as soon as I finished The Banker, I started in on The Bartender and The Boxer immediately.

Lennon Hart. OMG Lennon. I absolutely 100% have a lady crush on her! Holy hell, she is amazing! Lennon is the crazy chick in the group of girlfriends that runs a tattoo shop, is sporting those tattoos like a goddess, drives a unicorn van (say what!!!) and designs sex toys. Yep, sex toys. Lennon knows what she’s doing with those sex toys as she surely enjoys men and sex. Lennon is looking to get her business going with help of investors, one of which happens to be a friend of her brother named Jasper Banks. However, her brother won’t exactly let her get in contact with Jasper so she makes it her mission to track the man down.

Jasper Banks, well, Lennon just can’t find him anywhere. He is nowhere to found on the internet, no photos of him online, nothing. Lennon is bound and determined to find him, yet she meets the most handsome stranger in Starbucks and second guesses herself, just for a minute, with the man who just seems like he’d give her a run for her money.

Now, you know by reading the blurb on the book that Jasper and Lennon meet. From that point on, this book had me hook, line and sinker!

“Quickly, I realize that he’s the male version of me. Strike that, he’s better than me.”

Jasper Banks is Lennon’s match. The connection between the two of them was unreal. Their chemistry was absolutely steaming hot and the banter between them had me laughing my butt off! It seemed as though their relationship was way too good to be true…..and then in walked the drama.

Now, there was a plot twist that threw me for a loop! I was completely taken aback by it and NEVER saw it coming. However, I feel it made the story just that much more interesting as to how Lennon would deal with this situation.

This story is about determination, finding love, GREAT sex, relationships with lovers, a great set of girlfriends and family. It was a fantastic end to the series and a great first time read by this author for me!

I give The Banker (Modern Love #3) by Piper Rayne 5 stars!

A Fare To Remember by Opal Carew

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Erotic Romance

Publisher: St. Martins

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Stevie just caught her boyfriend cheating, so without a second thought, she packed her suitcase and tossed it in the back of her cab. Unsure of where to go next, everything changes when sexy billionaire Reid steps into her cab.

Reid senses a powerful connection the instant he sets eyes on the beautiful but guarded cabdriver. Both at their loneliest points, Stevie and Reid succumb to a moment of passion that leads to a proposition: Reid will pay Stevie a hefty fee if she accompanies him to a business getaway as his escort. It’s up to Stevie if she’d like to share his bed while they’re away. But once she’s had a taste of pleasure at the gorgeous billionaire’s hands, will she ever be able to walk away?

This book was awful. Awful from the second chapter when Stevie and Reid (the dude she just met who hailed her cab) have unprotected sex in a dirty alley, to the middle of the book when Stevie has unprotected sex with Reid AND his business partner Dylan in a weird three way, all the way to the end when Stevie has an accident and disappears and Reid just assumes she doesn’t want him and goes on with his life.

Seriously people, what the ever loving fuck did I just read? How was this published? By the grace of God or some weird guardian angel shit that’s how. That’s gotta be it because I have no other ideas on how something this horrifically bad can end up published by a big 6 publishing house.

The weird sexual shit that went down in this book is the stuff porns are made of. No…really…two dicks one hole…look it up if you dare but how the fuck is that even sexy. Guess what, it’s not. It sounds painful and unless you’re so stretched out that it’s like throwing a hot dog down a hallway…NOT POSSIBLE. Where does the two dudes bodies go in this position? The fuck if I know. We’re not talking one in the front door and one in the back..we’re talking TWO DICKS IN THE SAME HOLE. No thanks. I’ll pass. Especially since both dudes have these ginormous horse dicks like were described in the book.

The threesome in this book was in no way normal. Reid and Stevie were just using Dylan for his extra dick. Stevie didn’t ever acknowledge feelings for him past the superficial and he got the short stick every time. I felt bad for the guy. I mean, Dylan, you deserve more then the weird fucked up relationship you’ll be having with these two. Go find you another couple who will actually take your feelings into account. Not send you packing when they don’t want you around.

Ugh. I can’t with this book. I just can’t. I should have known better having read an Opal Carew book before (see Meat by Opal Carew), but the blurb sounded so fucking normal and nice. NOPE. Stay away, stay far far away.

I give A Fare To Remember by Opal Carew….nope, can’t do it…

The Castle by Skye Warren (Endgame #3)

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Safe in the ivory tower…

Gabriel Miller swears he’ll keep me safe. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army held back by these walls.

Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage?

There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust.

No escape from a past determined to capture its prize.

**Review From Liz**

The Castle by Skye Warren is the last book in the Endgame series. I have read several Skye Warren books at this point, but this series is by far my favorite of her work. Her writing is intense, captivating and suspenseful. The way she brought it all together was amazing. Even with it all coming together, she had twists at every turn.

The chemistry between Gabriel and Avery is off the charts. Their relationship is not a simple one. They push and pull each other in every way, but they are finally developing a stronger bond. But can they get answers in time?

I loved Avery in this book. We have seen her grow into herself and be able to stand on her own and for herself. She is so much stronger this time around. Especially when it comes to Gabriel. Gabriel has not changed. He is still dark, dominant, possessive and protective. He is as intense as ever, but we also delve more into who he is and what made him the way he is. And I still loved him.

The suspense is intriguing with twists and turns until the very end. Their sexual encounters continue to be hot and sexy. Now they are in this together to save each other. But can they bring down their walls and let each other in? Can Gabriel and Avery survive?

I loved this story. I was captivated and loved how it ended. This final installment had it all! Suspenseful, emotional and still very dark. Through it all, readers are kept guessing until the end. Truly a great read. And I am excited to get Damon and Penny’s story.

I give The Castle by Skye Warren 4.5 stars!

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“Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping.” – Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author
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“Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!” – Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

The price of survival…

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left.

There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction…

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

Except he’s playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

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The power of pleasure…

Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what’s mine.

He thinks he’s beaten me. He thinks he’s won. What he doesn’t realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen.

And the game has only just begun.

THE KNIGHT is book two in the Endgame series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

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About the Author:

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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Royal Disaster by Parker Swift (Royal Scandal #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Forever Yours

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

Meeting Dylan Hale has turned my life upside down. I’m dating an actual duke who’s devastatingly handsome and deliciously naughty. On the surface, I’m living the high life. But this surreal world of royalty and paparazzi is getting out of control.

Someone knows way too much about Dylan and me-about the moments when we’re alone, about how his hands leave a trail of fire over my skin . . . about the complete control he has over me between the sheets. And worse, it’s starting to become clear that Dylan’s keeping secrets from me, too . . .

 

Royal Disaster is the second book in a three-book series and the debut of author Parker Swift. I once again enjoyed the cover of this book and was once again surprised by the British hero, Dylan Hale.

Lydia is an American who is trying to make a life for herself after her father passed away from cancer. She had been a nanny for a very well to do family for the summer before starting her life in London as a fashion designer. She ran into Dylan, an architect (and oh by the way, a DUKE!) and the two have had a relationship, crazy as it may be, ever since.

There still is that amazing chemistry between Lydia and Dylan but something is just off. Lydia is trying her best to get Dylan to open up but he still is keeping her out of portions of his life. Now with a crazy stalker, taking pictures of their intimate encounters and recording all of their very naughty love life, Dylan is more on edge than ever. Throw in problems with his father and Lydia is at a total loss of what to do to help Dylan.

Royal Disaster is once again a very fast paced, instant love kind of story. I enjoyed the continuation of it but felt at some points that Dylan was so totally closed off from Lydia, it was like, why is she even trying anymore? There was a little more drama in this book then the last one and I was very surprised at the reaction of Lydia, I just didn’t expect that out of her character. I was pleasantly surprised at some points of the story but I feel like it ended just the way I figured it would. I am intrigued to see how the author plans to end the story with book #3, Royal Treatment.

I give Royal Disaster (Royal Scandal #2) by Parker Swift 3 stars!

Hot as Puck by Lili Valente

Available: Now

Type: Sports/Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

The NHL’s biggest bad boy is about to fall for the virgin next door…

I am the world’s biggest dating failure. We’re talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.

But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans—my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise.

Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous…stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.

How hard can it be?

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I have never been so hard in my life.

The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty.

But I’m a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we’ve graduated to a hands on approach to her sexual education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn’t a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses.

Give me a month, and I’ll transform Libby from wall flower to wall banger, and ensure she’s confident enough to seduce any guy she wants.

Problem is… the only guy I want her seducing is me.

I am a sucker for a friends to lovers book and this was a very enjoyable, quick read. Lili Valente is a new author to me and I truly adored this book! I will be checking out more of Lili’s work!

Hot as Puck is the story of Libby, a quiet and shy school teacher and Justin, a gorgeous NHL hockey player who have been friends forever. To top it off, did I mention Justin is a knitting hooker?!? I love it!!

Libby is a cute kindergarten teacher who is truly not good with men. The one man she has messed around with became a priest. A priest!! That tells you exactly what kind of experience she has, hence the need for a little help from a friend.

Justin is famous hockey player who has skills on the ice and in the bedroom. A breakup with his girlfriend at his birthday party has Justin questioning what to do with life. Then everything is thrown upside down when his friend Libby shows up looking like a sex goddess, not the innocent girl he’s known forever. Gone is the “cute” girl he has had for years and Justin begins to see her for the woman she really is.

Justin gets the biggest birthday surprise of his life when Libby asks for a favor, and a big one at that. Libby wants dating and sex lessons from the master of the game. Libby desperately wants to be noticed by the guy at work she is crushing on and hopes that Justin can help her score. When Justin realizes he can help Libby out and actually get to touch her without this going anywhere dangerous, it’s game on. Being friends can’t possible change anything between them, can it?

“I don’t want to be friends with benefits or to keep this a secret or to help Libby grow confident enough to start a relationship with someone else. i want her to be mine.”

I loved the dynamic between Libby and Justin. They really just come together (in more ways than one) so well, it’s a fabulous story. Libby is so innocent yet when she is with Justin, her inner goddess just comes right out. Justin is completely and utterly smitten with Libby and cannot keep his hands off of her. He knows this cannot go on without someone getting hurt, but what is a man to do?

I love the friendship, the humor, the sports, the foreplay and most of all the sex. Throw a little hockey in there, and this is just an all-around great book!

I give Hot as Puck by Lili Valente 4 stars!

Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Carina Press

My copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz

 I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted.

I’m done being invisible. It’s time to move on.

A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He’s kind, sexy, and attentive—everything a girl could want.

I thought I got it right this time. That my heart could mend, and I would be happy. Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.

What do you do if you have loved one man for over twenty years, but never commits? If you are Grace you have had enough, even if that man is Trent Hennington. In Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels we get all the feels as we get Trent and Grace’s story.

Grace has loved Trent Hennington for twenty years. She has always known he was the one for her, but every time they get too close, Trent pushes her away. And every time she breaks a little more. She cannot take it anymore. Grace finally stands up for herself and steps away from Trent. She is ready for marriage and family and if Trent is not willing to give that to her, maybe it is time for her to find someone who would.

Trent Hennington loves Grace. She has been in his life for as long as he can remember and have been involved for twenty years. He wants her, but something holds him back. Not being able to explain it to Grace, he thought they would okay as is, with no changes. But then Grace walks away and everything changes.

I loved Grace and Trent. Grace is sweet and caring. But she is falling apart waiting for Trent. At some point, something has to give. Trent is strong and determined, but for some reason, he stops himself from having it all with Grace. But when you are about to lose everything you want and love, can you get it back?

This story was so emotional. Grace finally stood up for herself, even as her heart was breaking. Trent began to realize what matters most to him. Throw in another handsome cowboy, meddling old ladies who mean well and friends and family and you have a story that will consume you.

I loved Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels. Even as Grace and Trent were trying to figure their issues out, other questions come to light that threatens everything they have ever known. Can they find a way back to each other? All in all, it was a great ending to the Hennington brother’s stories and I will miss this little town and all its’ residents.

Say I’m Yours by Corinne Michaels was a 5+ read for me!

Sweet Spot by Stella Rhys

Available: March 30, 2017

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Our first meeting as neighbors was screwed from the start.

He was hot. I was naked. And we had no chance in hell at ever being platonic.

I’ll be the first to admit that I live at extremes. After going ten years locked in what felt like a dysfunctional marriage, I’m now decidedly boy-free. In nearly three years I’ve had no boyfriends, no flings, no dates and no sex. For the sake of my dream career, the sacrifice has been easy.

At least it was.

Until he came along.

Lukas Hendricks. He’s rude, gorgeous, arrogant – a stone-carved wall of muscle and distraction. He’s everything I know to avoid but there’s no avoiding your next-door neighbor. Oh yeah. The man now lives three steps from me and to make matters worse, he crashed into my life while I was relaxed in the tub – mortifying to say the least and it went something like this: I was exposed. He looked. He laughed.

And then I locked myself out.

In short, Lukas Hendricks was trouble from the start. And me?

I was – for the first time in years – about to be screwed.

I spent the weekend trying to get in some new authors. I have crushed my task at hand and I have found a few new favorites. Sweet Spot by Stella Rhys was so completely unexpected and I adored this book! From page 1, this book had my undivided attention and I finished it in one evening. Be warned, this book is truly addicting and is most definitely a book worth reading over and over again!

Lia is a workaholic. Since leaving her boyfriend of ten years, Lia has been desperately trying to make a name for herself. All work and no play leaves Lia a very dull girl. She is very by the book and everyone knows how little fun she is. Lia is not looking for anything but the new mystery man across the hall has caught her attention.

Lukas. Lukas Hendricks. My lord, this man is pure swoon worthy, book boyfriend to replace all others material. He works hard and plays even harder. With plenty of women at his disposal, he never knew what he was missing until he ran into the neighbor across the hall, who just happened to be stunningly beautiful…and almost completely naked.

Instantly attracted to each other, Lia knows better to mess around and needs to stay 100% focused on what she is trying to accomplish. It doesn’t help Lukas any that Lia can see completely through his manwhore ways. Lukas is bound and determined to break down Lia’s no nonsense ways and teach her how to have a little fun. He soon realizes that he is the only one that he wants her to have fun with but does she feel the same?

“I don’t want to be without her. I don’t think I can.”

Both Lukas and Lia have demons in the closet, some worse then others. I love how Lia completely opened up to Lukas and eventually, when he did the same, my heart broke. Their journey had so many ups and downs, nothing overly dramatic but just enough to make them have to fight for what they really wanted. The end result was an absolutely beautiful story. And not to be forgotten, the sex you ask? AMAZING…WONDERFUL…HOT..MIND-BLOWING…you get my drift 😊

This was my first Stella Rhys story but it will definitely not be my last. I highly recommend this book!

I give Sweet Spot by Stella Rhys 5++ stars!

Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin (Vegas Billionaire #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: New adult/college

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and she’s dressed like a stripper—because she is one. Drunk off an unfamiliar cocktail of lust, pity, and compassion, Finn offers to pay Macey’s debts if she cuddles up to him around town . . . and does whatever he wants between the sheets.

Macey came to Vegas for one reason only: money. She’s got a young daughter to support, and the tips really are bigger in Vegas. But when she blows her earnings on blackjack, her guardian angel is the rich boy who once stole her heart and never called her back. Although Macey would love to turn the tables on Finn, she can’t afford to refuse his proposition—and soon she’s enjoying herself much more than she cares to admit. Macey’s used to baring her flesh, but baring her soul will take far more courage.

Macey is a single mom of a ten year old girl, Morgan, who is living paycheck to paycheck trying to get out of the hell hole she and her daughter live it. Working two jobs, one at a diner and one at a strip club, she is doing whatever she can to make her situation better. When Macey learns of an opportunity to double her income working in Las Vegas, she leaves her daughter with her friends and heads out to make a better life for her child.

Finn McCormick is the owner of Allure, a casino/hotel in Vegas. He does not believe in relationships let alone marriage and fills his bed with woman who believe the same. Finn comes across Macey in his casino, trying to double her earnings from stripping. Luck is not on Macey’s side and she loses everything she has worked so very hard for. Finn recognizes Macey from his past and propositions her to be his for one week…for $30,000. A week of parading her around while at meeting with potential investors, a week of no strings attached sex, sounds good, right?

I feel the author did an amazing job of telling Macey’s story. I felt her struggle, I felt her sadness for what she could not provide for her daughter. All the emotions were there. When it came to Finn, he just felt so cold to me. I just couldn’t find anything to connect with him on. His past was screwed up but it wasn’t told in depth which I felt would have explained so much more about him. There is a plot twist…one I saw coming a mile away. Once that happened, there seemed to be such a drastic change in everything. The one other issue I had was that NO ONE realized this woman was a stripper. NO ONE. Not a single one of Finn’s friends or even his potential investors. How is that even possible??

I just didn’t feel any certain way about this book. It wasn’t great, it wasn’t horrible. It reminded me way too much of the movie Pretty Woman.

I give Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin 3 stars!

Bossed by Sloane Howell

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Sports/Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Loveswept

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Kim

He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.

Bossed is a fast paced, witty story with some heartbreak thrown in for good measure. I loved it! The first chapter alone had me hook, line and sinker. I truly enjoyed Ethan and Jenny!!

Jenny is an intelligent, sassy baseball fan who needs a good job to help support her ailing father. She loves her family and sports and this job opportunity can help her family in so many ways. Jenny will just have to put up with the one man who pushes her buttons, in more ways than one, to provide for her family.

Jenny runs into Ethan prior to her interview and it literally took seconds for Ethan and Jenny to be at each other’s throats and stay that way throughout the book. Their verbal sparring leads way to an attraction that they are both reluctant to explore…at first.

Ethan is the owner of a successful sports agency who uses his past to define his future. He’s cold with a lack of empathy for anyone, until Jenny turns that all upside down. Ethan likes to think he’s going to break Jenny, the sassy one who has no fear of him, but what his brain wants to say and what actually comes out of his mouth are totally different. He knows having Jenny work for him is a bad idea and that he’ll never be able to keep his hands off her but it was fun to watch him try!

“Smart, intelligent, dignified women like her didn’t ask for favors, they didn’t back down – they didn’t break.”

I enjoyed watching the relationship of Ethan and Jenny evolve from nothing but snarky attitudes into something great. Both of them are broken in their own ways and you learn why through their relationships; Jenny with her dad and Kelsey, and Ethan with his best friend Matt. I love that their family/friends each played an important role in this story and weren’t just there as fillers.

The connection between Ethan and Jenny wasn’t as easy as you would think, but I truly feel the author did an excellent job of outlining why. Sometimes I feel that Ethan and Jenny were a tad bit overdramatic, but I have to say that the sex definitely made up for it 😊

I look forward to the story of Kelsey and Matt, the secondary characters, who have their own book this coming May. I will definitely be reading their story!

I give Bossed by Sloane Howell 4 stars!

His Alone by Alexa Riley (For Her #2)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Carina Press

My copy: Sent 

Reviewer: Liz

She thinks I’m perfect. A good boss, a good man. She thinks that I play by the rules.

She has no idea who I truly am. Why I’m really here.

Paige Turner is trying to outrun her past, but there it is, tossed back in her face anytime she manages to get two steps ahead.

She has no idea what a man like me will do to get what he wants.

Her need for Ryan got in the way of revenge, took her off course. Redirected her focus. Before she knew it, he’d made his way into her life. Into her heart.

I’m dirtier than she knows. She thinks I’m good to the core, but she doesn’t know the things I’ve done. The things I would do for her.

True love doesn’t let secrets as big as these stay buried. And when the truth about Paige’s father is finally exposed, Ryan will do anything to fix everything. Paige has always been his—and his alone.

I am a huge fan of Alexa Riley. Love their steamy, sexy quick reads. Their standalone books are all that and so much more! We get the same sexy, possessive alpha men, but we also get so much more! We get the backstory, more detail and character buildup and more of the of the steamy, sexy scenes we love!

His Alone is a standalone in the For Her series. This is book 2 and is Captain (Ryan) and Paige’s story, who you first met in Everything For Her. You do not need to read book 1, but it is a great read as well.

Paige Turner’s past consumes her. She wants revenge against the one person she hates more in the world. But at what cost? I loved Paige. On the outside she is tough, confident and has it all together. But on the inside, all she really wants is to be loved and be part of something. But the one person that she wants, she believes is too good for her. How can someone like her be loved by someone who follows all the rules?

Ryan Justice, or Captain America as Paige and Mallory dubbed him, is far from perfect. He has secrets and a past Paige knows nothing about. All he knows is that Paige Turner has been his since the moment he first saw her. Everything he has done and set in motion was with her mind. I loved Captain. He was sexy, possessive, obsessive and determined. He knows what he wants and what he wants is Paige.

Ryan is Paige’s boss. Nothing should come from the attraction and pull she feels whenever he is around, but he has other plans. But Paige has her own plans. But her plans come with a high price. Can she go through with it and lose Ryan forever? Or is Ryan what she needed all along? How far will he go to protect her?

This was a great read! I loved Paige and Captain’s story. His Alone will keep you drawn in from beginning to end. It is an over-the-top insta-love story, as you come to expect from Alexa Riley, that is hot, steamy and oh so sexy!

I give His Alone by Alexa Riley 4-stars!

I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan

Available: Now

Type: New Adult/College

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

“Go to college,” they said. “Get a good job,” they said. “It will be a piece of cake.” Well, whoever they are, they lied. Sure, college was a blast, but after college, not so much. The finding a job to go with my expensive education, that part was not so easy. At least not until I was offered a position at the new club in town.

Life is defined by the little moments that have the power to change it completely. I never thought getting a cup of coffee would change mine, but it did. She did. She’s one of those moments.

He’s my boss.

She’s my employee.

I want him.

I can’t resist her.

Kaylee Ryan is a new author to me and I have got to say I’m so very sorry that I haven’t read her books prior to this!! I Just Want You is a wonderful story!

Berklee and Crew. Crew and Berklee. Anyway you say it, it is just right! These two are an amazing couple. Berklee recently graduated from college and just cannot catch a break. She is looking for a job with her degree in Business administration but most places want experience. How can you have experience when no one will hire you? So instead, Berklee works at a local coffee shop until she can get her dream job.

Crew was living paycheck to paycheck working construction until he came into some money. Ten million dollars’ worth. But now things are going to change with the opening of his new club, Club Titan. With his best friend, Zane on board things are finally looking up.

Crew would stop in to see the beautiful woman with the long red hair working at the coffee shop almost daily but never pursued anything more. Until one day he goes in to find she has accepted another job and that in two weeks he will never see her again. To say Crew was disappointed is one thing…until his 4:00 meeting with his new business manager for Club Titan walks through the door…and his destiny is changed forever.

I must say, Crew is one of the most amazing men I have ever read. Alpha male who is completely and utterly devoted to his woman and wants to shout it from the rooftops? Yes, please! Berklee was an amazing woman, I like that she knew what she wanted. It was funny how they knew each other’s friends but their paths had never crossed. Friends knew cousins knew brothers who knew parents, etc. At some point, their paths should have crossed but fate had made the decision for them. The ONLY thing I did not like was how this relationship needed to be a secret from everyone. Hell, with a man like that you need to be telling everyone about him lady!!

I enjoyed all the talk of family and all the outings with friends. Some authors go over the top and drag unnecessary characters into the story, but this all fit just right. There were definitely some moments that made me hold my breath and question how it would all work out in the end. It did and I’m glad I took the opportunity to read a new to me author. I read this entire book in one afternoon and loved it. Congrats Kaylee Ryan, you have a new fan.

I give I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan 4 stars!

Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige (Dirty Deut #1)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn’t stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

And then what it was like to lose it.

Ten years later, I’ve found my way back. Back to their world. Back to him.

This time, I’m ready. I’ve been down this road before, and I know all the dirty, filthy ways Donovan will try and wreck me.

But it’s hard to resist. Especially when I know how much I’ll like it.

I don’t even know how to start this review. I love Laurelin Paige. After I got on the 50 shades train a few years back, the Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin was the next series suggested to me. I’m not even sure who it was that told me to read it, but whomever it was, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I LOVE Hudson. He truly is my number one book boyfriend. With that being said…Ms. Laurelin Paige just blew Hudson out of the water with Donovan Kincaid and Weston King. Forever.

I love how Laurelin writes her heroine a little messed up because, hell, aren’t we all? No one is perfect and Sabrina Lind is far from it. In Dirty Filthy Rich Boys, the prequel to Dirty Filthy Rich Men, you find out the story behind Sabrina, Weston and Donovan. It’s not a necessity to read it but i would highly suggest it.

Sabrina was a student at Harvard when she noticed Weston King. Ice blue eyes, dark blond hair, gorgeous in every way and he never noticed her. She would sneak into parties at The Keep just to keep her eyes on her crush. But yet, when an unfortunate incident happens after a party at The Keep and Donovan Kincaid ends up being the last person in the world Sabrina thought would save her, Sabrina ends up totally confused on what/who she wants. The man who she has had her eye on since day one or the one who sets her blood on fire like no one else? One day, Sabrina’s luck changes. Weston finally notices her…and Donovan notices it all. Sabrina is finally going to get what she has hoped for all freshman year, a date with Weston. However, an unexpected issue arises and Sabrina’s life changes forever.

Ten years later, Sabrina is in New York for a convention and runs into Weston King who remembers her. After drinks with Weston, a night together turns into a job offer which turns into something so crazy your head will explode.

Now, if you’ve read Laurelin before, her men are gorgeous, ALPHA males who are most definitely assholes. They do what they want, when they want and do not apologize for a damn thing. Well, Donovan Kincaid is probably the biggest asshole you are EVER going to read about. And he’s HOT as hell. Like get a fan and a couple extra pairs of panties hot. You know EXACTLY the kind of guy I’m talking about, the one you LOVE to hate.

“They were both standing in front of me now, staring at me. Weston to my right, Donovan to my left, like a real game of This or That, and of course the choice was This. It was the only choice. practically. For my sanity. The other one wasn’t even an actual option.”

This story was so totally unexpected. I read Dirty Filthy Rich Boys and had my own ideas of where this would lead. I was so very wrong. I was met with so many lies, twists and turns, unexpected events that my head was absolutely spinning when I was done reading this book. I had no idea what I was in for but my god, it is the most amazing story I have read this year. Does Sabrina go with the safe bet of Weston? Does Sabrina finally figure out why she just can’t stay away from Donovan?

This book was downright DIRTY. The mind games and secrets were DIRTY. The sex was DIRTY….VERY DIRTY. And I loved every single minute of it.

The ONLY downside…major cliffhanger…but such a good one…AND the next book, Dirty Filthy Rich Love, does not come out until September!! SEPTEMBER?!?! Are you trying to kill us Laurelin?

I give Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige 5++ stars!

Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott

Date: March 28, 2017 

Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

My savior isn’t prince charming.

I’m not that lucky.

He’s my worst nightmare.

He’s my one-night stand from two years ago.

And he doesn’t remember me.

What happens on vacation doesn’t always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.

I never thought I’d see her again.

My Cinderella didn’t leave me a shoe to find her.

Not that I’d need random footwear to recognize her.

Her kiss is something I’ll never forget.

Work hard. Play hard. I’m paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn’t always about making good choices. That’s the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

I was a little unsure when I asked for an ARC of Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott. I had never read any of her books but I decided this weekend was all about the authors I have never read before. I absolutely struck gold! I really loved the cover and blurb, so why not give it a shot? I was 100% loving this story!

Crazy Over You is a feel-good story that made me happy. Mara and Jesse hit it off two years ago, in a drunken night of fun. Mara was in a drunken stupor and Jesse found himself having the time of his life with her, despite the issues he was going through at the time. After the night ended, Jesse left without more than a simple note to Mara and was never seen again. Did they have sex? Was it so bad that she just didn’t remember? Mara chalked her lack of memories to a lack of a memorable night with Jesse.

Two years later, in Aspen, Mara is now the new veterinarian in town and has had an anxiety attack on a ski slope. Can you guess who’s going to come to her rescue? Jesse is a sexy bearded man who works for the ski patrol and is absolutely just as stunning as he was two years ago. Problem is, Mara doesn’t know if she should be happy he has no idea who she is or should she be mad she was so forgettable? Little does Mara know that Jesse knows exactly who she is and has a plan to make her remember him also.

“My savior isn’t prince charming. No, I’m not that lucky. He’s my worst nightmare. He’s my one night stand from two years ago. And he doesn’t remember me.”

Mara and Jesse are such an easy hero/heroine to love. They fit together seamlessly and an were so very enjoyable to read. I loved all of the secondary characters as well, and will be going back to read the first book in this series. There was no overly intense drama which made this book absolutely perfect for my weekend binge reading session! I am in total awe of these two characters and this will definitely be a re-read for me, many times over!

“Life’s never long enough if you love someone.”

Crazy Over You is my first book by Author Daisy Prescott and I am absolutely in love! This story had all the feels with very little drama and some laughs thrown in for good measure. This book has such a good balance of everything I was looking for, it was a good way to start my weekend! Ms. Prescott, you have a new fan!

I give Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott 5 stars!

The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston (Call of Crows #3)

Available: March 28, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Kensington

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Nikki

Stieg Engstrom, Angriest Viking Ever, has got big problems. The human Viking Clans of earth are in danger of being obliterated—along with the rest of the world—and the only one who may be able to save them is a super pain-in-the-ass Crow. Most people annoy Stieg, but this is the one woman he really can’t stand…

Erin Amsel loves being a Crow! Why wouldn’t she when the other Viking Clans are so hilariously arrogant and humorless? She’s not about to let all that come to an end! She just didn’t expect to be shoulder to shoulder in battle with Stieg. Then again, he’s so easy to torment—and also kind of cute.

With the future of the world riding on them, Stieg knows he’ll have to put aside his desperate need to kiss the smirk right off Erin’s face. Wait. What? He didn’t mean that—did he? No! They have one goal: To conquer the idiots. Because nothing bugs Stieg more than when idiots win. If only he can keep himself from suddenly acting like one….

Shelly Laurenston is probably one of my all-time favorite authors. I was unsure on this series at first because of it’s unique storyline. Its mythology mixed with paranormal romance is unlike anything I’ve ever read. Combined with Shelly’s typically long character list, it can be a bit of a daunting task when you pick up her book. It’s definitely never a book you can gloss over. You may even want to take some notes (I’m only kind of joking here).

Book one and two of the Call of Crows series introduced us to a group of women who have risen from the ashes. All hand picked because of how they died. Now sisters with an unbreakable bond, they fight together along with other clans in the Greek mythology realm. Well, sometimes they fight each other too.  Ok, they fight each other a lot. And it’s hilarious as all Laurenston books tend to be. Focusing on dialogue and action sequences, The Unyielding allows readers to immerse themselves fully in the world.

Erin Amsel is a bitch through and through. She lives to get her kicks from pissing people off. She has no fear and she says what other people don’t want to.  Yet she’s also willing to do whatever it takes to win the coming war with her sisters and the other clans. The only person she doesn’t seem to affect is Steig, the viking with the hair trigger switch.

Steig tries not to let the things around him get to him. The key word being “tries”. Except the redheaded crow Erin. She pushes his buttons just being in the same room. Now that everyone knows she’s the key to stop the upcoming war, he’s found himself agreeing to follow her for her own good. She can’t die before she completes her mission and the way she runs her mouth she’ll probably get shot in the head before she can even try. Maybe more than once. Maybe by him.

I loved the budding connection between Erin and Steig from the start. They had a school yard type crush where you just knew they were going to end up together even though they seemingly hated each other. Their constant bickering was fun reading. Steig’s unlikely pet goat made for some interesting dialogue and scenes too. I mean…a pet GOAT. Only in a Laurenston book. The interaction between the multiple clans can be a lot to remember, but each ones plays their own role so it’s important to fully grasp the world building that Laurenston is so good at.

The Unyielding grabs you from the beginning but I do not recommend reading these out of order or as stand alones.  There is just way too much information in each book that to pick this up without reading the prior two would leave you lost quickly. The characters are hilarious, the situations they find themselves in unparalleled, and the sex scenes unrivaled.  Laurenston has once again delivered a book high on content and which is supremely good. This is a definite must read series!

I give The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston 5 stars! 

 

The Black Lily by Juliette Cross (Tales of The Black Lily #1)

Available: March 27, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Entangled

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Nikki

Cinderella like you’ve never seen before…

With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…

The Black Lily was a surprising find that perfectly mixed paranormal romance with historical romance and added a fairy tale touch. I’ve come to expect greatness from Juliette Cross and after finishing this in record time, I can definitely fully recommend it.

When reading traditional fairy tales I often found myself filled with longing for a heroine who could also kick ass. Even as a child I lamented the lack of female role models. Often princesses were simpering fools who needed a man to fall into insta-love with and live happily ever after. I wanted the fairy tale princess who could also hold her own against any foe who might head her way. I never really got any.  Now as an adult, I have finally got what I wanted. A fairy tale story filled with action and behind it all….a female I can root for.

Arabelle just wants justice for her family and in order to get that she has her sites set on killing the local vampire prince Marius. There is no way she can believe he has no knowledge of the increasing number of bodies that have been turning up on the outskirts of their village, savaged and drained of blood. Setting off to seduce and kill the man/monster at his own ball seems a fitting ending. She never expected him to deny the killings so vehemently or her to find him so attractive….

Marius is shocked when the elusive female nearly kills him at his own masked ball. He’s even more shocked of her claims of rogue vampires picking off innocent villagers right under his nose. Determined to find the attempted murderer and get to the bottom of her claims, he sets off to find her and bring her in to learn more. He quickly learns that not only has the anonymous woman claimed his heart, but things in the local village and his palace are not what they seem and the answers may lie with those close to him.

What I loved most about The Black Lily was the combination of historical, paranormal and fairy tale aspects and the way the Cross did it in such a seamless way.  Never a dull moment, the mystery surrounding the murdered villagers and the romance between Marius and Arabelle progressed at a natural rate. Arabelle was a born leader of their vampire resistance with her combat skills and her complete disregard of social conformity.  Marius was, of course, swoon worthy, heroic and a born leader of his people in his own way. I really liked how he didn’t shrug off her claims knowing that while stronger, he needed the villagers for a variety of reasons. He didn’t think his social standing was a reason to trample on those beneath him, just as a true leader should feel.

The Black Lily is a wonderful start for Juliette Cross’ new series! It laid the groundwork effectively and introduced several potential characters for upcoming additions. It will be interesting to see how the series progresses in respect to the vampire resistance now that the leader has bound herself to the one thing she swore she never would. Where does that leave the rest of her followers? How will they feel moving forward and will there be those who refuse to acknowledge the news and change in direction?

If you love fairy tales with a twist, this is a definite must read! I can’t wait for more!

I give The Black Lily by Juliette Cross 4 stars! 

Ransom by Logan Chance (Aces & Eights Motorcycle Club #1)

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RANSOM

By

Logan Chance & Jacob Chance

Release Blitz

Release Date: March 23rd

Hosted by: Chance Promotions

 

Blood by birth – Brothers by choice

Aces & Eights Motorcycle Club is all they’ve known for the past twelve years. They live hard, bound by the code of brotherhood.

Liam Fox: Vice President of Aces & Eights
Height: six foot one inch
Hair color: dark brown
Eye color: brown
Alias: Lo

Rory Fox: Sergeant at Arms of Aces & Eights
Height: six foot one inch
Hair color: dark brown
Eye color: hazel
Alias: Knuckles

The ladies know them as: Dominant males to submissive females, erotic, dirty talking, alpha male, bad boy, lumberjacks of all trades with no known accidental pregnancies or babies with the last name Fox.

Just kidding…

What they’re really known for is riding, fighting, whiskey and women. With the brotherhood, they never have to standalone.

Aces & Eights is about to face their toughest enemy and play out the Dead Man’s hand.

Links:

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*****Review From Liz*****

Ransom by Logan and Jacob Chance, a brother writing duo, is their entry into the MC genre. And it was sexy, dirty, suspenseful and naughty, just what you have come to love and expect from both of these writers.

We meet the Fox brothers, five brothers who have been a part of the MC for the last twelve years after a tragic loss. Mick, the president, took them in and was there for them. This is where they belong. Ransom focusses specifically on Liam and Rory Fox. Liam is the Vice President of the club and Rory is the Sergeant at Arms. Both are very alpha, tough and take no prisoner type of men. They are gorgeous men and they know it.

The writing duo jumped right in and delved right into the life of an MC. The violence, the sex, and the drinking, with no apology. It was not pretty. Things have not been right for some time. A rival MC is getting into their business and know things they should not even be aware off. Who can they trust?

And the women are just as tough and beautiful. You have your club whores, but both Liam and Rory have something, or rather someone different in mind. But for both of them, their choices can get them killed. Rory has always loved Fallon, but she is forbidden. As the President’s daughter, she is too good for any of them. Liam on the other hand has always loved and wanted his high school sweetheart, but somehow they find themselves on different sides. Can Rory and Liam find a way to save the MC and get the woman they want?

This was a quick read with a lot of action, suspense and steamy scenes. The story was told in alternating point of views by Liam and Rory. Even with everything going on, I was intrigued and could not wait to see what would happen next. I am looking forward to reading more about the Fox brothers and the Aces & Eight MC.

I give Ransom by Logan and Jacob Chance 4-stars!

 

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Fighting Attraction by Sarah Castille (Redemption #4)

Available: April 4, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Michelle

My sweet, sexy Penny has a dark side. Just like me. I will have her. And then I will lose her, and suffer a lifetime of regret. Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption’s top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn’t the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He’s hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it. Twice a week, Rampage transforms into Master Jack, a notorious dom only the most hard-core submissives will play with. How can he-a Southern gentleman, bred to respect and protect women-want to dominate them? But Penny Worthington wants him. Beneath her pearls, kitten heels, and prim British exterior beats a tortured heart…Master Jack is the only one who can set her free.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Sarah Castille is a master of her craft. She could write the phone book and I would read it. I’ve been a fan of the Redemption series since the beginning and I was gleefully anticipating reading Rampage’s book. Even the hard core BDSM theme of the book (sadism and masochism) wasn’t enough to put me off because I knew Ms. Castille would write a story worthy of a Redemption fighter.

She did not disappoint. Rampage was HOT! Normally the easygoing “nice guy” whom everyone loves, he hides a dark side. Rampage is a sadist. He enjoys giving pain. He gets off on it. He needs the release it gives him, so he allows himself to give in to those desires at Club Sin, where he is known as Master Jack. Having just moved up to the pro level of MMA fighting, Rampage knows that this is one secret he can’t reveal. His dominance and sadism have already cost him his fiancée, the career he should have had, and his family. He won’t let it destroy the newfound success he has found as Rampage.

Unfortunately that becomes a possibility when Penny Worthington stumbles upon him at Club Sin. There to serve papers to the club’s owner on behalf of her lawyer boss, Penny is shocked to her core when she observes Master Jack doing a scene with one of the club submissives. Gone is the caring, fun-loving gossip that she knows from working out at Redemption. In his place is a strong, powerful, cold as ice sadist in complete control of everything. And Penny immediately wants in.

Not only has Penny hid her longtime attraction to Rampage (knowing someone like him would never look twice at an awkward, chunky British law clerk), but she has her own secret. Penny is a masochist. She wants someone to control her pleasure, she longs for the release a little bit of pain can give her. She’s never met anyone who made her understand her needs. Until Jack. Suddenly she’s not worthless or broken or a freak. She’s a woman with kinky desires who needs what a man like Master Jack can give her.

Never in a million years did I think I would enjoy a romance about sadism. I’ve read other books with BDSM elements, but the hardcore stuff usually turns me off. While there is nothing in me that understands the attraction or need to give or receive pain, I completely believed it with Jack and Penny.

Sarah Castille wrote those elements of the story so well, and in a way that even the most vanilla lover could appreciate. Jack and Penny made me laugh, they made me cringe, and they turned me on. I loved all of the scenes with the other couples and how the friendships between the Redemption guys and their girls play a huge part in this series.

I have to say it: this book is a story of redemption for Jack and Penny. They both learn from each other, and use their budding relationship to overcome some nasty business in their pasts. If you haven’t read anything by Sarah Castille, you are missing out. If she can make me fall in love with a guy who likes to hurt his woman, she can do anything. Once again, she delivered a book that I couldn’t put down.

I give Fighting Attraction by Sarah Castille 5 stars!

By Her Touch by Adriana Anders (Blank Canvas #2)

Available: April 4, 2017 Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks

My Copy: NetGalley

Reviewer: Michelle

He Will Always Bear the Scars

Undercover cop Clay Navarro left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of every brutal act he was forced to commit tattooed across his skin. He doesn’t have space in his messed-up life for anything gentle–not now, maybe not ever. Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger’s pain, intimidated but intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay’s frightening exterior. But when the Sultans return looking for revenge, she finds herself drawn into the dirty underbelly of a life forged in violence…that not even her touch may be able to heal.

By Her Touch is the second book I’ve read by Adriana Anders. It’s also the second book I’ve LOVED by Adriana Anders. If you are looking for an author who creates incredibly real, flawed and vulnerable characters who deserve a happy ending, look no further. Clay and George were so perfect for each other, despite everything they had going against them. Just when you think they were on the right path, the story would twist another way and suck you in again.

We first met Dr. Georgette Hadley in Under Her Skin when the heroine of that book needed some tattoos removed. That is the same reason that brings Clay Navarro to George’s little town. As a federal agent working undercover with the Sultans motorcycle club, Clay was forced into situations and actions that scarred him inside and out. Now that he is out – and hiding out until he can testify at trial – Clay is looking for a way to erase the damage done to his appearance. He’s hoping that Dr. Hadley can remove the tattoos that brand him as something he’s no longer pretending to be.

When she sees Clay, George is wary but intrigued. Everything female in her reaches out to the big, tough, scarred, tattooed man who obviously needs help. His skin bears the evidence of the violent life he’s led, and his eyes reveal the tortured past of a man who has seen too much. A widow for the past ten years, George is unprepared for the fierce attraction she feels for the stranger. The pull between them is too strong to resist, though, and soon even their doctor-patient relationship isn’t enough to keep her from reaching out to him.

Clay knows getting involved with the beautiful doctor is a mistake. A happily ever after ending is not in the cards for someone like him, and letting her get close to him will only open her life up to the danger that surrounds his. She refuses to ignore their mutual need, though, and the man deep inside who still believes in the good of the world runs to her like a moth to a flame.

This book was dark and harsh and gritty with its violence and the sexual attraction between Clay and George was very intense. If you’re looking for a sweet, light-hearted romance, this is not the book for you. By Her Touch is a sad, touching love story that will make you feel like your heart is being shredded before you’re done. I loved how George remained true to herself, even when it meant going against her principles as a physician, and when it meant giving up on a dream that wasn’t hers anymore. Clay adored her and it was very obvious how much she meant to him, even though he wasn’t a man who knew how to handle loving someone.

I give By Her Touch by Adriana Anders 5 stars!

Between The Secrets by S. Ferguson

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Between the Secrets by S. Ferguson

Release Date: March 16th, 2017

Between the Secrets, an all-new MM romance by S. Ferguson is available now!!

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Sometimes the past won’t let you escape no matter how much your future wants you to.

Jake James lives in the shadows of his shame. The guilt for what he’s done, for what was done to him, has left him hollow and haunted.

Greg Bissen just wants Jake to let him in, having accepted who he is a long time ago, he is desperate to break through Jake’s defenses.

When danger and an agonizing loss threatens to tear them apart, will Jake let the burdens of his past crush him?

Or can love really conquer all, even if it’s hiding in between the secrets?

***Review From Liz***

Between the Secrets by S. Ferguson deals with some very emotional subject matter. I was gutted. This is a M/M friends-to-lovers romance. Sometimes you find just that what you always needed was right in front of you.

Jake’s background was so hard and staggering. I felt so much for him. His past had so much hurt and pain that he never really dealt with and that haunted him. He threw himself into alcohol and random hookups with women to forget. But because of the guilt he carries with him, he was never free to live his life as he wanted.

Greg is Jake’s best friend and roommate and has always been there for him. They are very close, but Greg also wants more from Jake. But he hides his feelings from Jake because he knows he is dealing with so much. It hurts Greg to see Jake hook up with random women, but above it all, his love for Jake stood strong.

Then one night everything changes. Can they find a way to be together in a world that is already hard to live in? A world that is full of violence, alpha and very macho men, can they be open with their love and still be respected? And then there is the mystery that surrounds them. Is anyone safe?

I loved Greg. He was a mob enforcer with a tough exterior, but when it came to Jake, he was patient and caring. I loved seeing these two discover and share their feelings and insecurities with each other and coming to terms who who they were.

Greg and Jake’s journey was heartbreaking and hopeful. They have been through so much. This story had romance and suspense and keeps you captivated to the very end. S. Ferguson’s writing was remarkable and kept me at the edge of my seat.

I give Between the Secrets by S. Ferguson 4-stars!

Excerpt:

I hear a clatter, pulling me out of my own head, as Jake tries to yank the dusty cloth off the stove. That’s enough of that shit. I don’t know if the stove is still connected to the gas and I don’t feel like dying in a giant fireball tonight.

Marching up to Jake, I grab his shoulders and try to steer him toward the back door, but he isn’t having it. Spinning around, he puts us chest to chest. I swallow the sudden lump in my throat. Does he know? Of course he doesn’t.

The tension between us has been rising to a boiling point. Our chemistry is so much deeper than just friendship. Jake’s walls come down when he drinks, but I have never dared to hope for a moment like this.

“There isn’t any food,”Jake pouts, his baby face making him look like an adorable child—a child I want to smack and kiss, in no particular order. I’m tired too and ready to go home. But I know Jake won’t drop his hunt for food. We’ve been down this road before.

I sigh in defeat. “I’ll take you to Waffle House,”I whisper. I’ll push aside my tiredness for Jake. I would do almost anything for him. This moment feels intimate, being in the dark alone with him in my arms. It’s pretty much every dream I’ve ever had come true.

“Greg…”Jake’s voice trails off. I can just barely see in the dim light, but it looks like his eyes are focused on my lips.

“Fuck, don’t look at me like that.”It’s only a half-hearted protest. More of me wants this than not. And that’s the problem.

Jake doesn’t speak. He just leans forward and then, after a brief hesitation, pushes his lips to mine.

My entire body stiffens, afraid to move. God I hope this isn’t some drunken mistake on his part. My hands lock into their position resting on his shoulders. I’m so nervous I’ll spook him. I know his history, probably better than most. I don’t know if he realizes what he’s doing. I know I’m a bastard for not pushing him away, and despite all these thoughts, about ninety percent of the blood in my body is rushing south.

Jake ignores the fact that I’ve frozen on my feet. Slanting his head, his tongue teases my bottom lip, asking me to open up.

And I do. Oh my God, I do.

He wraps his arms around the back of my neck, pulling us even closer. I can feel I’m not the only one aroused by this, his erection pushing against mine through our dress pants. He moans when he feels my hard-on pushing back, and that’s all I need to thaw. I move my left hand up to the back of his head and take control of the kiss. I don’t even think about it; I lower my right hand to rub him through his pants. Despite the material between us, I can feel how hard he is. I feel the heat coming off of him. He moans long and low into my mouth, thrusting himself into my hand.

I curse as I manage to undo his button and fly with one hand, mentally high-fiving myself for the coordination, and reach past the layers of fabric to grip him. He’s just as big as I thought he would be. Smooth skin over something hard enough to hammer nails. I run my hand from his base to tip. I had already known from plenty of times in the men’s room together that he was uncut, but feeling it like this makes me want to do so many dangerous things to him. I wonder how he would feel about me nibbling on…

A sudden crash scares the shit out of us. I rip my mouth from Jake’s and we both turn our heads to our left at the same time.

Ron is standing in the doorway. Despite the shitty lighting, I can see his heaving chest. His eyes are wide and he’s holding his gun.

This is not good. This is so not fucking good.

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Tame Me by Natalie Rios (Heiress #2)

Available: March 17, 2017 Amazon

Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

The Wild Child. That’s me. A loud and crazy former Park Avenue princess who just fell from grace. I went from traveling the world to making copies and fetching coffee for Satan.

Okay, so my boss isn’t really Satan. But he might as well be.

Brody Connors is infuriating, incorrigible, unsympathetic, stern, and…gorgeous. Yes, he’s a handsome devil. A large man of few words with the body of an action hero, a face sent from the heavens and the mannerisms of Lucifer.

But sexy as hell or not, he’s still my evil boss. And I need to keep this job. So that’s all he can be, right?

Right.

An office romantic comedy perfect for those who love zany heroines and the sexy bosses they exasperate.

I had the pleasure of reading Catch Me, the first book in the Heiress Series and jumped at the chance to read Tame Me! I do like the occasional enemies to lovers stories but this blows them all out of the water! This office romance was comical especially with a little romance and a hell of a lot of sexiness thrown in!

Charlotte Kensington is a hilariously smart and wealthy New York girl who is used to coming and going as she pleases, spending money and traveling the world like it is her job. Until she gets cut off by her family and has to do what normal people do…earn money and fend for herself.

Brody Connors or “Satan” as he is so lovingly referred to (and I LOVE that title) is the owner of a resort and works alongside of his brothers and sister where Charlotte happens to overhear about a job opening of being Satan’s personal assistant. Brody is a tough, sexy alpha male who is delicious at 6’5” and massive enough to be a linebacker.

“Remember how I said nothing could bring me down? That was before I met Brody. AKA my boss. AKA Satan.”

The tension and chemistry between Brody and Charlotte is HOT and flies off the pages! The bantering and arguing they do? OMG, hilarious!! The nicknames the call each other had me rolling on the floor. Brody and Charlotte were so easy to connect with, the story was just entertaining. And the sex you ask? Yeah…it was mind-blowing!

Of course, there was some drama thrown in but nothing life altering. I utterly loved the way Charlotte handled everything. Hell, I want to be her when I grow up!

The supporting characters are amazing and I enjoyed the how they all interconnect with the main characters. The author does an amazing job describing every detail, so much so that it makes you feel as though you are right there at the resort with all of them.

I have thoroughly enjoyed both books I have read by Natalie and look forward to so many more!!

I give Tame Me by Natalie Rios 5 stars!

, PHPlist