May 26, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Mia and the Bad Boy by Lisa Burstein


Mia and the Bad Boy by Lisa Burstein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Young Adult
THEME: Romance, Rock Band, Contemporary
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This good girl’s about to meet her match…

Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the rules. And that includes behaving with his new—and super cute—├╝ber-good-girl tutor.

Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring her favorite member of her favorite band? It’s a dream come true…until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He’s crude, arrogant, and pretty much a total jerk. And the worst part? She’s roped into pretending to be his girlfriend so that no one finds out he’s being tutored. Fake kisses, plenty of PDA, and even sharing his hotel room…

But sometimes even the baddest of bad boys needs a little redemption.

REVIEW:

I’m a fan of the bad boys, it’s those dark, moody and mysterious guys that have such an interesting story.  Even though I hadn’t read the first in the backstage series, I was easily able to grasp the world of the band boy life and how each guy is struggling with many different personal issues.

Mia and the Bad Boy follows, Ryder Brooks who the “bad boy” of the band Seconds to Juliet. However its not his ideal life, he gets to be around his love of music. But he eventually wants more, he needs to get his GED in order to attend the music college of his dreams. Now this bad boy gets a tutor but it needs to stay secret not only for his image but because being a celebrity he has many secrets. Mia is not prepared to be the tutor of Ryder especially since his persona is not so nice, but Mia is the only one who can help him. Together they need to get along to reach their goals but aren’t prepared for the blooming connection that they have the longer their together.

Ryder is a complex guy; young and talented in writing music, he hopes to one day take his career in another direction. But he needs and education and wants to go to music school. Luckily his manager gets him a secret tutor, not so lucky she is forced to pretend to be his girlfriend so not to ruin his image and make him seem uneducated.  I loved this concept, Ryder is hard to get along with, and I mean everyone has a hard time including his band mates. So it was nice to see Mia, his new tutor gives him a piece of his own medicine but also be kind enough to understand his feelings. Ryder has an interesting past with his family, it effects him greatly and also pushes him to move forward and be better. I liked that he had goals set for himself and how much Mia pushed him to do better and be better.

Mia is a smart and sweet girl, who has done everything in life to make her parents happy. She is hoping to get accepted to UCLA for medical school, because its what her parents want. When she meets Ryder she is taken back by his demeanor but she slowly sees the better person he is and how much music means to him. He also opens her up to expressing herself and her true talents. I loved how they both pushed eat other to become the person that they wanted to be, not what others wanted them to be,

Overall this was a sweet romance between two talented people. They were both misunderstood by their parents who were blind to their children’s talents and didn’t love them for them.  I wished we knew more about the families since it seemed to focus hugely on what they thought of their children; this also made their decisions in life change. In the end I enjoyed seem the band members interact, they are so different and hilarious get along and don’t get along. But it was nice to see how they dealt with their rise in fame. I also was hoping for more drama and more clashes then there were, but its sweetness won over. I look forward to continuing the series and seeing how each member finds their happiness.


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About the AuthorLisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University and is glad to finally have it be worth more than the paper it was printed on. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.She wrote her first story when she was in second grade. It was a Thanksgiving tale from the point of view of the turkey from freezer to oven to plate. It was scandalous.

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May 25, 2015

{Release Day Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway} ALWAYS YOURS, BABY by Airicka Phoenix

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Today is the release day blitz for ALWAYS YOURS, BABY by Airicka Phoenix. This is a new adult, standalone novel that is the 4th book in The Baby Saga. Check out the materials below for buy links, an excerpt, and a giveaway!

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Title: Always Yours, Baby
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: The Baby Saga
Series Number: #4

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How could someone so pure want filth like him?

Damon Comb was no stranger to pain, hunger, loneliness, and abandonment. Being given a family that would die for one another didn’t erase six years of torture. It didn’t take away the nightmares. She did. She was everything someone like him should never be allowed. She was goodness and strength and she made him human.

How could someone so broken complete her?

Willa McClain had it all, a family that adored each other, the love of an entire town and a future she worked her butt off to get. But all she wanted was the boy with the sad blue eyes and the crooked smile. He was her best friend, her protector and the only one who really understood her.

How could a love like theirs be extinguished?

But nothing ever lasted forever. Damon knew better than anyone how quickly the tides could change. Can he keep his past at bay before it consumes the only light in his dark world? Can he finally tell Willa the truth, or will his fears tear them apart forever?

How could love so strong ever fail?
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EXCERPT:

She beamed, but it didn’t go all the way to her eyes like it normally would. There were lingering fingers of shadow along the edges that prickled his attention.

“What?”

“Does it feel different?” she asked.

He hooked her hair with a finger and dragged them back behind her ear.

“Does what feel different?”

“Us,” she whispered. “I feel like it should feel different, but I feel the same.”

He hummed quietly, knowing full well what she meant.

“How do you want to feel?”

“Like this,” she said immediately, eyes growing urgent. “I love the way I feel when I’m with you. I don’t ever want that to change. But I have been so scared for so long that I just … I wasn’t expecting to feel exactly how I always felt.”

He let his fingers ghost along the elegant curve of her brow, down the lines of her face to the hollow of her cheek. He watched as her eyes closed and her head tilted into the touch.

“How have you always felt?” he wondered, his voice constricting with the band that had tightened around his chest at the simple gesture.

“Loved.” Her eyes opened and met his. “Wanted, happy, excited. A little sad.”

He felt his muscles stiffen at the confession. “Why sad?”

“Because I know one lifetime with you won’t be enough and it kills me.” Her eyes bore into his, reflecting the fear she spoke of. “I can’t lose you, Damon. I’d never survive.”

He kissed her gently on the mouth with one hand lifting up to cup the back of her head. He pulled back a second later before caution could be thrown to the winds and he started something he would be powerless to stop.

“You will never lose me,” he promised. “I won’t ever let that happen.”


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Airicka PhoenixBIO:
Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.
When she's not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.
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May 21, 2015

{Blog Tour: Trailer + Promo & Review} Run by Gillian Zane


Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the Run tour for Gillian Zane. Hosted by Parajunkee.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Apocalyptic
THEME: Zombie, Romance, Erotica
RECEIVED: Tour

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Zombies are on the loose in New Orleans and of all the End of the World scenarios, Alexis Winter wasn’t prepared for this one. But, an apocalypse is an apocalypse and she should have this covered. She has been “prepping” for the last three years. The problem is location and timing. She’s stuck downtown and she has to get to her house on the outskirts of the city so she can get her supplies and bug-in (for the “non-preppers” this means hole up and stay safe).

Agreeing to work on a Saturday is now coming back to bite her on the ass big time. Hopefully, it won’t be a literal bite by the walking dead.

Luck favors the prepared, and as luck would have it, it comes in the form of the ridiculously hot Blake Miller. Former military man, current mercenary, Blake Miller, the man with the plan, his goal: steal a boat and trek up the Mississippi until they find safety. Alexis thinks this is a great plan and she decides to team up with Blake. The two team up in unexpected ways as they find they can’t keep their hands off of each other even when the world is falling down around them.

Can Alexis and Blake survive the end of the world, and if they do make it through the night, find a place that is safe and secure? Can their newfound attraction lead them down the road to love or heartbreak?

Zombies, sex, romance and carnage…you can’t get any better than this.

REVIEW:

I’m a fan of The Walking Dead and couldn’t wait to dig into Run, where its just the start of a “zombie” like virus spreading. Gillian Zane created a short but smoking hot and intensely scary story that is only just the beginning.

Run follows Alexis Winters who trying to escape her office and get back home. Why you ask? Well a virus has broken out and has infected people like a zombie outbreak. Alexis is a survivor and has been prepared for something like this since Katrina hit her home state. Luckily Alexis meets Blake Miller, a man who is military trained and is in the same survival mode as she is. Together they move forward to safety, their goal is to survive and keep going. They cant fight the attraction, even with the world coming to an eerie end, but anything could tar them apart.

Alexis is tough as nails, she is ready to take the zombies head on with her ax swinging. I liked how head strong she was, how she knew that she had to fight and look out for herself. With Blake she lost a little bit of her focus, but together they helped each other stay alive. I adored her German shepherd, which she trained as a guard dog. My bond with my own German shepherd is just like that and he’s trained similarly. In the end Alexis in left in an interesting position, the man she’s grown to care for send her for a brutal loop. If I were her I would say good ridden, but I have a feeling this tough chick is going to end up helping him.

Blake is a mans man, someone you hope to run into during a zombie outbreak. He’s trained for action and has the friends and back up to help. I enjoyed his character at the beginning, he really was Alexis’ equal and they contrasted each other’s persona and survival strength really well. He was a bit of a kinky guy, who seriously would make any girl need to fan herself a little… or a lot. In the end he kind of did a 180 and I really think he turned into a jerk. I’m totally rooting for Alexis to say good luck and see yah or choose Zach! (He’s a bit of a fun and sexy mystery).

In the end a lot happens that I don’t want to give away since this is a short story. But I loved the idea of where Alexis and Blake end up and that there is a hope of getting through this insane apocalypse. I cant wait to see what happens next and look forward to more from Zane.



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Gillian Zane has been writing fiction stories since she was first able to put pen to paper. She has published a few non-fiction books in her field of study, which is Art, but finally, after all, these years her first fiction novella is being released. Gillian is obsessed with anything that gives her a thrill and feels adding romance to any storyline is a good thing. She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and couldnt imagine living anywhere else. She lives with her husband, too many animals in a little house that has way too many books.

May 19, 2015

{Media Blitz: Magazine Post + Giveaway} of Beautiful Little Fool by KK Hendin


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Trouble at Feingold Investments? CEDAR REYNOLDS was seen walking into Morris & Associates today, around the same time as board members RICHARD MAYBERRY, WILLIAM JAMES and CHARLES WATSON. After Feingold’s death last week, the world has been atwitter, wondering what exactly his will said. Not to be biased here or anything, but we are totally rooting for CEDAR. Not just because she’s the best dressed member of the board.
Today, Cedar dazzled in a Chanel suit and Brian Atwood heels. That’s how you dress to go potentially inherit an empire.

CHRISTINA SMITH-HARRISON looked like she had a lovely dinner last night at Bella. She looked beautiful in a Thakoon shift and Charlotte Olympia heels, all cozied up with banker THOMAS ASTOR. SMITH-HARRISON seems to be moving on from her very public break-up with SAM ROCH in February. THOMAS seems to be a perfect match for the real estate agent for the stars. Maybe it’s just a business meeting, but we’re thinking happy thoughts here.

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KK Hendin’s real life ambition is to become a pink fluffy unicorn who dances with rainbows. But the schooling for that is all sorts of complicated, so until that gets sorted out, she’ll just write. Preferably things with angst and love. And things that require chocolate. She’s the author of the NA contemporaries HEART BREATHS and ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.
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{Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway} of Someday Beach by Jill Sanders


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Someday Beach by Jill Sanders
(Grayton Series #2)
Publication date: May 19th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:
Shelly has always dreamed of going back to Surf Breeze. When she finally sets out on her own and buys a run down building along the popular boardwalk, she hires a sexy, but annoying contractor to help her turn it into her dream boutique. What she hadn’t counted on was finding herself slowly changing with her surroundings. Fighting against an overbearing family, she’ll learn to not only follow her own dreams, but stand up for something she believes in.
Marcus has been waiting his whole life for a woman who could see through the horrors he’d been through as a child, and the humor he uses to mask it all. Now that he found her, he’s not quite sure what comes next.


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Jill Sanders is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Pride Series, Secret Series and West Series romance novels. Having sold over 150,000 books within 6 months of her first release, she continues to lure new readers with her sweet and sexy stories. Her books are available in every English speaking country, audiobooks, and are now being translated to 6 different languages.

Born as an identical twin to a large family, she was raised in the Pacific Northwest, later relocating to Colorado for college and a successful IT career before discovering her talent as a writer. She now makes her home along the emerald cost in Florida where she enjoys the beach, hiking, swimming, wine-tasting, and of course writing.

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“You’ve got a nice space here.” He looked out at her view. The boardwalk was below them and he watched for a moment as people strolled by. Beyond that was a long strip of beach and then the emerald water. It was a calm day and barely any waves rippled the water, which made it look green for as far as the eye could see.
He turned towards her and noticed that some soft strands of her blonde hair had fallen around her face. She had either forgotten to put on makeup that morning or had very little on. Her skin looked so soft, he itched to reach out and touch it. His eyes roamed over her and he couldn’t deny the sudden and powerful tug he got from looking at her curves. She was taller than most women he’d dated. He gauged her height around five-eight. The old jeans she was wearing were snug in all the right places, making him wish he could run his hands over those long legs.
When she turned her eyes towards him, catching him in his assessment of her, he couldn’t stop the smile.
“Beautiful view,” he said, softly.

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“I… I guess we can’t deny what’s between us,” she said with her eyes glued to his lips. His eyes went to hers in response.
He shook his head no. “Why are we even trying?”

She stepped back and took a deep breath. She shoved her hands into her pockets and shrugged her shoulders. “I guess there’s no real reason.” She looked up at him again.

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{Blitz: Excerpt + Teaser} of Badass by Alana Albertson, Linda Barlow


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Badass by Alana Albertson, Linda Barlow
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Genres: Action / Adventure, Contemporary, Erotic, New Adult, Romance

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Badass: A Stepbrother SEAL Romance
I f**ked a SEAL—the human kind, the kind who shoots terrorists, sports rock hard abs and tattooed biceps, and scores an easy lay with every girl he ever wants.

I should’ve known better. I should be studying harbor seals’ breeding habits, not conducting my own research into mating rituals of the Navy variety.

He’s a jackass. An arrogant, womanizing, patronizing, Harley-riding jerk.

A one-night stand. One night of the most incredible sex I’ve ever had. Shane is trained to kill with his bare hands in 300 different ways—and he knows 300 ways to f**k me, too.

Now my father is engaged to his mother. And we’re heading to Mexico for the wedding. The prick is blackmailing me. He’s threatening to ruin their big day if I don’t surrender to his demands.

Quit is not in his vocabulary. I hate him, but I know he’ll never give up until he gets everything he wants.

Screw that! I won’t give up—I’ll never submit to America’s cockiest badass.

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Alana Albertson is the President of RWA Contemporary Romance Writers, former President of RWA's Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters, and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

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Linda Barlow is the author of 25 novels, with more on the way. She lives in New England with her mysterious spouse (who sleeps during the day, which has often made her wonder if he's a vampire) and their equally enigmatic and nocturnal cat.
Linda has written in various genres, including historical and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, New Adult romance, family sagas, and general mainstream fiction. Publishers have included Doubleday, Dell, Penguin, Warner Books, Hachette, New American Library/Signet, Berkley/Putnam, Silhouette and Harlequin.
Linda is a USA Today bestselling author. She's proud to have earned a few awards over the years, including the Rita from Romance Writers of America for Leaves of Fortune; New Historical Novelist of the year from Romantic Times for Fires of Destiny; and a Career Achievement award from RT.

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“Shane, this is Henry. And his daughter, Cassie.”
“Nice to meet you, Henry.” I shook Henry’s hand.
“Nice to meet you, son.”
I walked around the table to Cassie and kissed her on the cheek. “Pleasure to meet you,” I said out loud. Then I whispered under my breath, “I can’t wait to fuck you again.” She bit her lip and her chin quivered.
Fucking hot. She looked even sexier than I remembered. Her skin was tanner, her hair longer, her lips fuller. The image of her riding my cock, her face flushed with pleasure flashed through my mind.
What were the odds? There were hundreds of thousands of chicks in San Diego and I happen to find and fuck the daughter of my mom’s boyfriend. Guess both Cassie and her dad liked to go slumming.
One of the Victorian carolers the Del hired was singing “Deck the Halls” with her hands in a fur muff—they only muff I wanted to put my hands in was Cassie’s.
Fuck—I had wished to see her again, but not like this. Though I had it admit, I found this whole situation funny as shit.
I pulled the chair out next to Cassie and grabbed the menu. Cassie’s ears were turning red. The tablecloth covered our legs, and my hand clamped down on her thigh. I was making her uncomfortable. As for me, I was just happy to be sitting next to the girl who had starred in my fantasies for the last nine months.
A waiting waitress ran over. “Can I get you something?”
My mom interjected. “Oh, I don’t think he can stay very long.”
I had no intention of exiting this scene early. I texted my instructor buddy Pat to tell him I was taking a dinner break. “No mom, actually I’m starving. I’ll have the New York Strip, medium rare and a martini. Make it dirty.”

Chapter 11 Cassie

It was as if I was seeing everything through wavy glass. Or through a face mask at 50 feet below the surface where the depth of the water makes everything a little too dark. Shane, the man I had stranger-fucked or maybe hate-fucked. Whom I’d stupidly given my number to. Who’d never called, never texted.
Shane the asshole, Shane the dick. Shane the bad boy stud who still made guest appearances in my most erotic dreams.
Through my fog, I was a little slow to get it. Shane wasn’t just strolling through the restaurant, maybe checking out the chicks for his next mark. He was here, with us, being introduced as if Molly knew him. Which, of course, she did. As his blue eyes burned into mine, I saw how similar those eyes were to Molly’s blues. And his mouth—god damn, it was her mouth. Shane was Molly’s son.
My stomach lurched in horror. I had had sex with Molly’s son. Molly was with my Dad now. So that was—Jesus, I didn’t know exactly what that was, but it was enough to make my head swim and my eyes glass over.
What if they found out? I had to keep it together. If I passed out here at the table, everybody would know something was wrong.
Oh god, oh god, oh god. How had this happened? I’d fucked exactly one man in the past year and he’d been Molly’s son?
And Shane, I’d learned during the meal that the jerk had showed up so late for, was a Navy SEAL. Which must be one of the reasons why she’d been so happy to meet my dad. Her son was located in San Diego with his Team. San Diego was where he lived and worked and preyed on foolish women like me.
“Would you like another drink?” the server asked me.
My glass wasn’t entirely empty, but I gulped the rest of now. “Please.” My voice didn’t sound like me. My heart was pounding so hard I could hardly speak.
He had kissed my cheek! I was still burning from the brief contact. Pretending he didn’t know me, huh?
God, I was so tempted to blurt something out to prove that he did know me. He knew my whole damn body. I had an image of him looming over me, his pecs bulging as he held his weight on his raised arms and thrust his hips against mine while I writhed beneath him, driven into a frenzy by the quick, hard pressure of his cock.
But I controlled myself before I could make some wiseass remark that might reveal the whole messed-up situation. How bad was it? Shane and I had fucked once. Well, maybe it had been more like four times, plus a couple of blowjobs and some other stuff. It had been a busy night.


May 15, 2015

{Book Tour: Excerpt + Review + Giveaway} of Black Rainbow by J.J. McAvoy

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Suspense, College
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Synopsis: A sweet and steamy New Adult Romance from Amazon bestselling author of the Ruthless People series, J.J. McAvoy…

After an erotic one-week fling with a musician she meets in a bar, Thea Cunning never expects to see Levi Black again. Then Monday morning comes around, and she discovers that her former lover is not only her professor, but he’s also one of the top criminal lawyers in the state of Massachusetts.

With everyone in class vying to be one of the twelve disciples—a group of twelve students that Professor Black takes under his wing—tensions run high. Thea considers dropping his class, given their passionate week together and their undeniable chemistry. After all, there are other (less infuriatingly sexy) law professors on campus.

But to accomplish her goal and get her father out of prison, Thea knows she needs to learn under the best of the best—and that’s Levi Black.

But can she learn under the best, without being under the best?
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I love forbidden romances and couldn’t wait to see how both the student and professor handled their romance and schooling. I’ve been really into political and law romances lately and J.J McAvoy has definitely gain a new reader with her snarky but smart characters.

Black Rainbow follows Thea Cunning who had an unforgettable week with a smooth singing Levi Black. After meeting at a bar, Thea wanted to drink away her problem and Levi found a way to make her forget in other ways. But what neither of them were prepared for was that Thea wasn’t just great in bed but also his student.  Thea is not only shocked but surprised in how different he is as her professor than their nights together. Thea must toughen up to Levi’s content challenges if she wants to help her father who is on death row.

Thea has a lot on her mind, not only her father, her mother whom was a well-known lawyer, but also being in the same vicinity with the guy whom she had mind blowing sex with is her teacher. I felt so bad for her because Levi was such a different person; no matter how good he is as a lawyer he treated her in a way I felt was wrong. I rooted for her to show him up and she defiantly does. Thea is an extremely smart woman, determined and I feel is a good counter part to Levi.

Levi is a guy who I adored at the first encounter but totally changed when his professor side was introduced. His has a soft side and he’s stern and rude lawyer side. Known for never loosing a case he is surprised to see his suppose to be “one night stand” in his class. But more so that she is the daughter of “The Shark”, her mother whom he looked up too.

Overall I enjoyed watching the couple’s relationship developed, the flashbacks to their romantic meeting and encounter was hot and heavy. I kind of wished I got that all at the beginning, but its just preference. Both Thea and Levi have some intense pasts, Thea with her family and her Gram who raised her and her sister, while Levi dealt with his ex-wife who hurt him. I liked Thea’s character and persona a lot, it took a while for me to connect to Levi but I enjoyed the chemistry and relationship build up. I actually enjoyed the legal side of everything, even though I’m not family with the law besides what I’ve seen on television.

In the end I’m looking forward to more McAvoy and enjoy discovering new authors. If you enjoy a fast paces storyline, with smoking hot forbidden romance, family drama and some really interesting legal cases, then this is a book you must read.

About J.J. McAvoy

J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.”
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May 14, 2015

{Thoughts of Thursday} The Duff and the Drama of High School



Thoughts on Thursday is a feature I've had on the blog for a while. This is where I pretty much discuss anything, even personal stuff, sometimes it will be book related but it's mostly to discuss what's been on my mind.

I just watch the movie The Duff the other day and it made me think of high school. All the clicks and popularity contest that constantly went on...such drama. I haven't had the chance to read the book but I adored the meaning the movie represented, that being who you are and just be the better of who you are. 

It's funny to think back to the "mean girl" in school, "the nerd", "the jock", etc. but thankfully I went to a school that I knew everyone from a young age so it wasnt hard to talk to "jock" or the "popular girl".  There were the new kids however that thought they were "gold" and well... lets just say they are forgettable to me because they thought they were the best of the best.

Anyways, I'm curious now about reading the book, so for those who read it. Tell me yay or nay because I thought the movie was hilarious and so true to some of the things I saw in high school. Also tell me if you had any drama experience in high school, is The Duff similar to what you experienced?

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Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

May 12, 2015

{Release Day} Reckless (Black Thorns #1) by Franca Storm

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Title: Reckless (Black Thorns #1)
Author: Franca Storm
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
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Neil “Ax” Barron walked away from the Black Thorns MC two years ago. Now he’s back as Vice President for one reason: to take out the President of ruthless rival club, the Devil’s Mavericks. A sadistic, soulless man who is also his father. Ax has his orders to carry out his mission covertly so Black Thorns isn't thrust into open war. But when he meets his contact—a ball-busting, smart-mouthed woman—he quickly realizes he’s got his work cut out for him.
Roxana James hates bikers and a relationship is the last thing she wants. Settling down is her worst nightmare. No man will tame her! She’s content on her own and she’s done well for herself. Until a rough, dirty-talking biker turns her world upside down. He challenges everything she’s ever known.
Together they break down one another’s walls. Two opposites really do attract. The fiery connection between them quickly evolves into much more, despite resistance from them both.
But with so many forces aligned against them and Rox determined not to become part of Ax’s club life, is there really a place for their love? Or will the sacrifices needed for them to be together, come at too high a price?


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franca_storm_bio_picFranca was born in Surrey, England and currently lives in Niagara Falls, Canada with her husband and their Labrador, Rocky.

She is a long-time lover of erotica and romance novels, especially those with sexy-as-sin alpha males. She decided to try her hand at writing her own and writing romance is now her obsession and the perfect way to put her dirty mind to good use!

Her writing spans many different sub-genres of romance: contemporary, biker romance, paranormal romance, new adult, romantic erotica and romance suspense. She’s got a ton of stories to tell and many more works up her sleeve.

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