#ReleaseBlitz “Grand Slam” Paperback Release by Heidi McLaughlin

GRAND SLAM by Heidi McLaughlin

Series: The Boys of Summer, #3

On Sale: August 15, 2017

Publisher: Forever

Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD  eBook: $4.99 USD  Audio: $21.98

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 My musings…

4 Crowns

Of all the Boys of Summers series, Grand Slam by Heidi McLaughlin is by far my favorite. The drama and angst combined with the likable characters made this one a delightful read.

Travis Kidd, the starting left fielder for the Renegades, has always desired Saylor, but she has kept him at a distance.  Always the jokester and woman-loving player, he wasn’t someone she could risk her future on, but throughout the story, readers get to see the softer more lovable man who really only wants a family and people to love. Saylor is a single mom with a lot on her plate. Readers are going to absolutely respect her desire to provide for her child and sacrifice for her happiness.  Whenever these two are together, they cannot resist their attraction for each other, and readers won’t want them to resist it either.

There is so much going on in this plot. There is the obvious forbidden nature of their relationship with her being a manager and him being a baseball player.  On top of that, they both have legal issues that are plaguing them, setting up yet another obstacle to prevent these two from being together.  Even with the many obstacles between them, these two fight to overcome them.  With the amount of pressure they are under, the conflict explodes in an expected manner, and readers will love Travis’s solution to the issues.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Wish You Were Here” by Renee Carlino

WISH YOU WERE HERE

By Renee Carlino

Release Day August 15, 2017


Synopsis:

You know when you’re looking at someone and you can’t help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That’s what was happening to me, and it was making me feel…happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn’t exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks.

Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, searching for a spark to jump-start her life and give her a sense of purpose. She’s had as many jobs as she’s had bad relationships, and now she’s feeling especially lost in her less-than-glamorous gig at a pie-and-fry joint in Los Angeles, where the uniforms are bad and the tips are even worse.

Then she collides—literally—with Adam, an intriguing, handsome, and mysterious painter. Their serendipitous meeting on the street turns into a whirlwind one-night stand that has Charlotte feeling enchanted by Adam’s spontaneity and joy for life. There’s promise in both his words and actions, but in the harsh light of morning, Adam’s tune changes, leaving Charlotte to wonder if her notorious bad luck with men is really just her own bad judgment.

Months later, a new relationship with Seth, a charming baseball player, is turning into something more meaningful, but Charlotte’s still having trouble moving past her one enthralling night with Adam. Why? When she searches for answers, she finds the situation with Adam is far more complicated than she ever imagined. Faced with the decision to write a new story with Seth or finish the one started with Adam, Charlotte embarks on a life-altering journey, one that takes her across the world and back again, bringing a lifetime’s worth of pain, joy, and wisdom.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Wild Card” by Karina Halle

Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE

by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!

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Wild Card by Karina Halle
Release Date: August 15th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

Wild Card is a standalone novel and the first book in the North Ridge Trilogy about rough and rugged Canadian mountain men, the Nelson brothers. Canada’s never felt so hot.

She swore she’d never go back home.

She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.

But you don’t always get to choose your path.

And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.

Rachel Waters thought she saw the last of the small mountain town of North Ridge, British Columbia, when she left six years ago. But while her advertising career blossomed beneath the skyscrapers of Toronto, her mother’s sudden illness has the 26-year old returning to North Ridge to care for her, putting her career on hold while dealing with family secrets, regrets and unresolved goodbyes.

Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of three brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.

But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life.

She was the girl he pushed away.

Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.

Despite the odds, Shane will do everything to convince Rachel he needs a second chance that he doesn’t deserve but when the two of them head off into the wilderness together in search of lost cattle, more than just their hearts are at stake.

Whether it’s love or lives on the line, one thing is for sure: always bet on the wild card.

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#ReleaseBlitz & #MBReview “The Soul Mate” by Kendall Ryan

THE SOUL MATE

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day – August 14, 2017


My musings…

4 Soulmate CROWNS

Just like the other standalones in the romantic comedy Roommates series, Kendall Ryan has delivered a fun, light, and sexy read. Filled with a fast paced plot and enjoyable characters, it is the perfect way to end your summer.

This novel follows Mason and Bren who share a passion for their work and yet couldn’t be more opposite when it comes to relationships and love. Both of their pasts have formed who they are as adults, as well as their fears and desires about their future. Kendall Ryan does a great job explaining their choices and what motivates them, making these two incredibly likable. The chemistry between them is good, but there is a wall that goes up between them anytime real intimacy comes into play, which hinders the full blossom of the relationship.

The story moves quickly into insta-love. Now the premise of the novel, explains the sudden rush of emotions from the characters. I did like the avenue the author took to slow down the fast-paced plot, showing the maturity and level-headedness of the characters. There are not real plot twists or OMG moments in this book, but readers will still enjoy the journey the author takes them on.

The Soul Mate is a great conclusion to this series. It had me laughing and swooning and enjoying all the antics of this characters and their journey.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Royally Endowed” by Emma Chase

ROYALLY ENDOWED

The Royally Series Book 3

By Emma Chase

Release Day: August 14th 2017


Synopsis:

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
***
Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Savior” by S.L. Scott

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Title: Savior
Series: The Kingwood Series #2

Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Release Date: August 13, 2017


Synopsis:

Everything is not as it seems.

Alexander IV has succeeded to the throne of the billion-dollar Kingwood Empire, but the people he thought he could trust aren’t allies.

They’re enemies.

Everyone he cares about is at risk.

Decisions–SACRIFICES–must be made.

What will he do to protect the people he loves? Will Sara Jane live or die?

Find out NOW in this EPIC conclusion to the bestselling The Kingwood Duet. Savage, book 1 in the series, should be read first and is LIVE on Amazon.

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#ExcerptReveal “Toying with Her” by Prescott Lane

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Toying with Her by Prescott Lane
Release Date: August 17th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

No one said finding love was easy, but when you invented the world’s best selling vibrator, it’s near impossible. Yep, that’s right. That little toy hidden in your bedside table is my brain child. It’s aptly named Woman on Top. And you know what they say . . . it’s lonely at the top.

So I’m headed home to my Southern roots. It’s supposed to be an extended Summer vacation — nothing more. But Rorke Weston has other plans for me. Plans that not only involve me being on top, but also underneath him.

It’s been said you never forget your first. For me, that’s definitely true. No night has ever lived up to the one I spent with Rorke.

He’s turned into quite a man. Tan from the Southern sun, and stubborn as the day is long. And there’s nothing sweeter than the swipe of his tongue.

Rorke wants his chance. The one we never had. But that was a long time ago. When I still believed in Prince Charming and Happily Ever Afters. Even ten years later, I feel a pull. And it’s not simply Rorke yanking down my panties.

Do second chances really happen? Or is my heart simply toying with me?

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#SoontoDrop My Most Anticipated Releases of the Week

Another release week is here, and these three books have my interest piqued!

Check back throughout the week in order to see my reviews and other book news, and make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

Also, don’t forget to comment on any post throughout the week in order to enter to win any ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit).  Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


Releasing TOMORROW!!!!

My musings…

I love Emma Chase’s novels, because she takes romance to the pure essence of love and relationships. The Royally series is nothing short of adult contemporary fairy-tales with princes slaying hearts and heroines being strong and fierce.  I cannot speak highly enough of this series and this author. You just have to one-click it.

Full review to come on Wednesday.

Synopsis:

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
***
Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

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#NewReleases for the Week of August 13, 2017

The following list indicates the top romance books being released this week. Check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week! Also, don’t forget to comment on any post throughout the week in order to enter to win an ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit). Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


  • 8/13 – Savior – S.L. Scott
  • 8/13 – I’m in It (The Reed Brothers Book 10) – Tammy Falkner
  • 8/14 – Irresistible You (The Chicago Rebels Series Book 1) – Kate Meader
  • 8/14 – Royally Endowed (The Royally Series Book 3) – Emma Chase
  • 8/14 – The Soul Mate – Kendall Ryan
  • 8/14 – Love in the Friend Zone – Molly E. Lee
  • 8/15 – Wish You Were Here – Renee Carlino
  • 8/15 – Thousands – Pepper Winters
  • 8/15 – Illegal Contact (The Barons) – Santino Hassell
  • 8/15 – Wild Card – Karina Halle
  • 8/15 – The Lucky Heart (Jamison Valley Book 3) – Devney Perry
  • 8/15 – The Secret – Christie Ridgway
  • 8/16 – The Perfect Bastard – LK Collins
  • 8/16 – Crazy Girl – BN Toller
  • 8/16 – Swept into Love – Melissa Foster
  • 8/17 – Encore – Ruth Clampett
  • 8/17 – 7 Dirty Lies – Alexis Anne
  • 8/18 – Amnesty – Cambria Hebert

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#BlogTour “Wicked Wish” by Sawyer Bennett

WICKED WISH

The Wicked Horse Vegas – Book 2

By Sawyer Bennett

Release Day  August 11


 My musings…

4.5 Erotic CROWNS

I have said it before and will say it a million more times. I love Sawyer Bennett, and I love her stories.  Her worlds vary, the characters are different and three-dimensional, and the steam varies to meet the tone of the story and the type of characters of each novel.  What made me fall in love with this author a little bit more, though, is the opening commentary by the author, voicing her stance on writing and reading erotica. I love it and her, and it makes me incredibly proud to be a lover of this erotica series.

As with every Wicked Horse book, the instant chemistry and fulfillment of desires happens pretty quickly (you shouldn’t be surprised as it is a series revolving around a sex club), and Wicked Wish starts off in a similar fashion. The fun begins when Jorie and Walsh realize who is behind the masks, beginning the forbidden best friend’s little sister trope.

While the basic plot line of this novel does follow the expected trope, there are several aspects of the story that make it different. First, Jorie and Walsh have an established connection based on shared past experiences.  She wasn’t and isn’t just the little annoying sister.  There is more there before they accidentally and then on purpose come together. Second, Jorie is different then the standard heroine in these tropes. She is searching to find herself again, to gain back her self-esteem on her own terms, and to own her desires for sexual exploration without shame. Finally, once the inevitable and expected conflict occurs, readers find a stronger heroine who comes to the resolution of the story on her own terms.

One of the reasons I love this series so much is the theme of embracing your own sexual desires, whatever they may be.  There is no judgment at the Wicked Horse.  There is no judgment among the characters.  Each couple and story contains its own kink and its own for of debauchery, and, yet, Sawyer Bennett writes about these scenes and the reactions in a completely normal way because it is. This is a place for safe exploration of desires and that alone is enticing and seductive.

If you haven’t entered the erotic world of the Wicked Horse, you must. All standalones, readers can start wherever they would like, but know you won’t ever want to leave because Sawyer Bennett delivers not only erotic scenes in and outside of the walls of the Wicked Horse but she also gives real romance and storylines to go with it, meeting the needs of all romance lovers.

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#BlogTour “So Good” by Nicola Rendell

So Good by Nicola Rendell

Available NOW!!!


My musings…

4 SO GOOD CROWNS

I always enjoy a Nicola Rendell book. They are heavy on the steam, filled with fun heroines and dominate alpha heroes, and great romances. So Good, while having a lighter and easy going tone, still has all of these qualities.

Max is the alpha hero readers have come to expect from this writer, dominate in the bedroom, super protective, and romantic with his lady. Max is all of this and more. His love of and devotion to Rosie is the stuff of dreams. Readers will love the way he puts her first and tries to make her dreams come true. Plus, seeing this man with cupcakes is just about as cute as seeing any romance hero with a baby.

Rosie has a dreamer quality to her character. Her antics with the cat are hilarious, and her devotion to her friendship with Max is great. Readers will find her hesitancy to be frustrating, yet understandable. Ultimately, thought, she doesn’t what is needed.

The plot of So Good is very light and fun, driven by the friends to lovers trope story line. Nicola Rendell adds her flair with the steamy and dominate scenes between the main characters. Adding to the light feel of the novel is a uncomplicated conflict that is resolved easily. The ending is great, and the nod to the beginning of the novel is perfect.

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#BlogTour “Beneath the Truth” by Meghan March

Beneath the Truth by Meghan March

Beneath Series, Book 7 (standalone)

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 My musings…

5 01001100 01101111 01110110 01100101 CROWNS

I can’t imagine the pressure a writer must feel when completing a series, especially one with a huge fan following. The need to see the characters again, to wrap-up all the stories together, to honor the tone and world created in the other books, and to give one last ride to the readers of the series has to be such a huge undertaking, and Meghan March did it all. Lovers of this series will be nothing but astonished with the final story of the Beneath series.

Hennessey, what a hero and certainly worth the wait. With every book, readers have leaned more and more about this man. They have seen the honor and loyalty he has. They have seen his quest and desire to find love. They have seen him fall at some of his weakest moments, and, yet, he still maintains everything that is good about him. Even in this story, his core qualities shine through and readers love this man for all the reasons they have loved him throughout all the books. As with the rest of her heroes, Meghan March has hit the right balance of alpha male and loving man. These men, every single one, knows how to “claim” their women while also giving them freedom to be who they are and chasing what they want, and Hennessey, more than the others, has hit this dead on. March has certainly done his character justice, and he will go down as one of my favorite characters from this series.

Ari is more than I could have hoped for in the heroine for this book. I have personally praised Meghan in the past for creating independent and fierce heroines who know how to reign in their alpha men and make demands for their needs, and Ari does all this and more. She is smart and driven, brave and fearless, and dedicated to those she loves. Although, there are many moments where she shows how naive she can be, the author has balanced it with this sexy and sassy side that makes her character endearing and the perfect match for Hennessey.

As with the rest of the series, Beneath the Truth takes readers on a ride that will have them biting their nails, trying to figure out the all the twists and turns, and turning the pages as quickly as they can. Meghan entices readers with the romance of Hennessey and Ari, drawing them into this “second chance-esque” romance with all wooing and steaminess. She keeps readers enthralled by the mystery, leaving readers to piece together all the parts of the story to figure out the how it is going to end. The inevitable action that has readers biting their nails in anticipation of a conclusion they know will be epic only serves to keep those eyes running across the pages. And the particular ending of this one is not only perfect for the main couple, but perfect for the whole series. She really nails it, making this reader deliriously happy and satisfied with how she brought the whole series full circle.

This series will always have a special place in my heart. Not only have I enjoyed every single character and story written in it, but it introduced me to the world of Meghan March. It saddens me to see it end, but the best things about books is that I can always go back and a return trip to Nola will be at the top of the list.

***Can be read as a standalone.

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#ReleaseBlitz ” Wicked Wish” by Sawyer Bennett

WICKED WISH

The Wicked Horse Vegas – Book 2

By Sawyer Bennett

Release Day  August 11


Synopsis:

Jorinda Pearce thought she did everything right – graduated from college, married her long-time sweetheart, established a career. But what does she have to show for it now? A degree she doesn’t use, a job she hates, and an ex-husband that broke her heart.

Looking for a long overdue adventure, Jorie takes a walk on the wild side and attends a masquerade event at The Wicked Horse Vegas. It’s exactly the escape she’s looking for, and even better, she can explore anonymously. Drawn to the man masked in black leather with the body of a god, Jorie finds the greatest pleasures of her life at the hands of a stranger.

Walsh Brooks is the most sought after man in The Wicked Horse. Sex is nothing but a game to him and he’s the type that will always leave at the end of the night without looking back. Unfortunately for Walsh, there’s no way he can walk away from the mysterious green-eyed beauty behind the mask of sapphire feathers, because he knows exactly who she is.

Jorie is his best friend’s little sister and there’s not another woman in the world that’s more off limits.

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#BlurbReveal “Dirty Filthy Rich Love” by Laurelin Paige

Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige

Release Date: September 11th


Synopsis:

I’ve discovered Donovan Kincaid’s secret.

It’s dirty and filthy and rich – as dirty and filthy and rich as he is – and it haunts me as much as he ever did.

Even after knowing what I know now, I still want to talk to him, to touch him. But there’s an ocean between us, and I’m not sure it can be crossed with something as easy as a phone call or a plane ride.

Yet I’m willing to try.

He doesn’t know this yet, but this time I’m the one with the power. And maybe – just maybe – if the air were cleared and all our secrets bared, there could still be a chance for us.

And this dirty, filthy thing between us might end up being love after all.

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#CoverReveal “From this Moment” by Melanie Harlow

From This Moment, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow is coming October 10th!

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From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: October 10th, 2017

Cover Designer: RBA Designs

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography Model: Forrest Harrison


Synopsis:

It was like seeing a ghost.

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

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

We make excuses. We blame our sorrow. We promise each other it will never happen again.

But it does.

And when our secret threatens to destroy his family and my reputation, we’ll have to decide what’s more important—loyalty or love?

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#CoverReveal “The Learning Hours” by Sara Ney

THE LEARNING HOURS

How to Date a Douchebag Book 3

By Sara Ney

Release Day: September 26, 2017

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Synopsis:

He’s not a douchebag; but that doesn’t stop his friends from turning him into one.

MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID.

So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry?

Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have pulse. Text him at: 555-254-5551

The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.

THIS ISN’T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT.

One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up—they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.

Especially her.

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#CoverReveal “Savior” by S.L. Scott

Title: Savior
Series: The Kingwood Series #2

Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Release Date: August 13, 2017


Synopsis:

Everything is not as it seems.

Alexander IV has succeeded to the throne of the billion-dollar Kingwood Empire, but the people he thought he could trust aren’t allies.

They’re enemies.

Everyone he cares about is at risk.

Decisions–SACRIFICES–must be made.

What will he do to protect the people he loves? Will Sara Jane live or die?

Find out NOW in this EPIC conclusion to the bestselling The Kingwood Duet. Savage, book 1 in the series, should be read first and is LIVE on Amazon.

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#BlogTour “The Forbidden” by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The Forbidden
by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Publication Date: August 8th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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 My musings…

4.5 You & Me CROWNS

The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas is one for the books! This story takes readers on a journey of angst and torture, leaving readers torn between loving and understanding the characters and being upset with the choices they make.

Jake and Annie are two characters who have twisted me up inside.  On the one hand, readers are going to love these two. Annie is a driven woman who has been focused on her career and business her whole life.  She surrounds herself with her friends, and these interactions with the secondary characters makes Annie real and likable. Jake also excels in his profession, but unlike Annie, he doesn’t seem to have the similar type of friends in his life.  Although readers will like Jake, when his background is revealed, reader loyalty comes from sympathy for him. What is undeniable is the chemistry between these two from the very moment they meet.  Readers cannot help but want these two to get together and to get through all the obstacles that are placed in front of them.

This story is a doozy, a rollercoaster of emotions.  Jodi Ellen Malpas makes readers loves these characters and then she rips that security blanket away. While watching these two struggle with their feelings and desires, as well as their responsibilities and obligations to others, readers begin to question their own preconceived notions, showing that relationships aren’t always as black and white as they want them to be. There is also a whole lot of craziness in this story I wasn’t expecting, but it is completely necessary for the evolution of the relationship between the main characters as well as for the progression of the plot.  As a result, readers will find themselves thinking and making judgments about the characters that are similar to that of the secondary characters in the novel. The ending of the story, while hard to read about, ends on an uplifting note, making the wild ride worth it in the end.

This is a hard trope for me, usually making me dislike characters for their choices and actions, but Jodi Ellen Malpas has created a story that had me rooting for this couple. I felt what they felt, their pain, their passion,  and their love, and she had me yearning for an outcome that I wouldn’t normally want. It twisted me up and reformed me into someone with a gray point-of-view on the topics addressed in the novel, making this another must read of 2017.

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#BlogTour “Bad Deeds” by Lisa Renee Jones

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Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: August 8th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


My musings…

5 The Suspense is Killing Me CROWNS

The third installment of the Dirty Money series has been the best one yet! I was riveted to the page, watching all the chess pieces move in this very dangerous and deceitful game with very real consequences.

Shane Brandon continues to be the hero we love, and Emily is the level-headed and caring heroine. Throughout the novel, readers get to see these two become stronger together, and it seems the more difficult the world becomes the closer they unite.

The surprising character for me during this book is Derek. He has been this two dimensional antagonist throughout the entire novel. In Bad Deeds, though, readers get to see incredible depth to his character, and his evolution had me loving him.

The plot of Bad Deeds is what makes this book so good. It is heavy on the suspense, and, while it has its steamy moments, the romance is minimal. This doesn’t mean there isn’t romance. There is, just not in the typical fashion. The ending is what really have readers screaming and making them crave the final book in the series.

I’m loving this series from Lisa Renee Jones. It is a well crafted web of intricate and varied plot lines, and the characters and their stories have consumed me.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Wicked S.O.B.” by Zara Cox

WICKED S.O.B.: A Dark Desires Novella by Zara Cox

Series: Dark Desires, #2.5

On Sale: August 8, 2017

Publisher: Forever – eBook: $1.99 USD

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My musings…

Wicked S.O.B. by Zara Cox is a novella that revisits the couple, Q and Lucky, from Beautiful Liar, book one in the Darkest Desires series. It is super quick and very steamy, and readers of the series will appreciate the return to this unforgettable couple.

Quinn and Eylse are very much the same characters we were left with at the end of Beautiful Liar. Readers, however, get thrown into the aftermath, examining how these two are coping now that they don’t have revenge plots and escape plans to execute. And while it isn’t all happily ever after, it is clear the passion and inexplicable connection between the two is as strong as ever. Add to it the new dangers that have approached and readers get a tense and angsty story.

Lovers of this series will really enjoy this glimpse into the new life of Quinn and Elyse. In a short span of time, Zara Cox delivers the angst, the steam, and the pull that readers remember from this couple.
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