Apr 22, 2016

{Blog Tour: Reivew + Excerpt + Giveaway} of The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid


The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Mature, Humor, Sport
RECEIVED: Tour

BLURB:

THE PIXIE
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.

As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.

THE PLAYER
Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.

His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.

THE PLAN
Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal?

Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.

REVIEW:

I loved the Hooker and the Hermit, so I was super excited to continue the series but now following Ronan’s sister on her romantic adventures. What was even more exciting about this story, was the Ronan’s sister is falling for his enemy and cocky fellow teammate Sean Cassidy… Loved it!!!

The Player and the Pixie follows Lucy Fitzpatrick, sister of Ronan Fitzpatrick, famed Rugby player. Lucy has been going through some tough times because of the pressure her mother constantly puts on her, which results in Lucy acting out by stealing random small items. But when her twitchy fingers grab something and catch the attention of Sean Cassidy, her bothers enemy, it sets up an interesting relationship between the two. Sean and Lucy’s attraction is intense but they both have trouble escaping the family pressures and old habits. When things start to shift into something more serious, Lucy is wondering how its going to effect not only her but her brother who hates Sean with a passion.

Lucy is a sweet and sassy girl; she loves to be different with her multi colored hair and free spirited demeanor. Her mother is constantly nagging Lucy, that she hasn’t done enough and needs a man in her life. Luckily she has the love and support from her brother and his fiancĂ© Annie, whom is her boss. She finds herself attracted to Sean, even though he has caused a lot of hell for her brother, aka sleeping with her brothers past fiancĂ©. But she soon finds out that not everything is as it seems with Sean, and there is another side to him that he’s afraid to let out. I loved how Lucy opened up with Sean, they had some hilarious banter and she was actually a lot more patient with his cocky self than I would ever be.

Sean is a bundled of trouble in a hot package. Known as a player with a bad rep, he’s not well liked on his team but he’s a hell of a rugby player. He catches Lucy stealing one day and also cant seem to get her out of his head. They make a deal and Lucy teaches him things about sex that he was very obvious too. Now that he’s found someone whom he actually cares for he wants to explore things that he’s never much cared for in the past. What I loved about him is that he was so similar too Lucy both took things because of family stuff and in the end replaced the theft side with each other’s company. I also loved how he enjoyed riling up Ronan, there was a bit of jealousy even if he didn’t admit it, but those two boys really get on each other’s nerves.

Overall I loved this next installment; Lucy and Sean have some hot and heavy moments and really hilarious encounters. I feel this one beat the first book just because I thought I laughed a heck of a lot more. This can be read as a stand alone but I feel the first should be read so you can see where Ronan and Annie started. Plus I loved seeing how they progressed. The writing is fun, sweet, and sizzling, I adore both Cosway and Reid for creating such an awesome series with memorable characters, and of course creating a new love for rugby.


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Excerpt #1


*Sean*

I DIDN’T KNOW what I was doing.

Requests, things I wanted, words I would never speak or allow myself to think were

now uncontainable.

It’s the sex, I reiterated. Again. I’d used this explanation, now on repeat, as a simple

justification for the complex cacophony of my mind.

“Be with you?” Her long, dark lashes fluttered, beating like distressed butterfly wings

against warming pink cheeks.

I licked my lips, tasting her there. “Yes.”

She stared at me, confused. I was also confused. And oddly frightened.

Because it wasn’t the sex.

Several seconds ticked on as we studied each other in breathless silence. She found

her voice before I did. “What does that—”

“Lucy?” Annie’s voice was paired with a soft knock on the bathroom door. “Are you

I opened my mouth to whisper a clarification to the question Lucy hadn’t quite

posed, because I was compelled to tell her it wasn’t the sex. We didn’t have to have sex.

We could just . . . talk. Or play cards. Or touch. Or look at each other from across the

We could merely be together.

But she covered my mouth with her hand. Her features arrested with unmistakable

“Yes. I’m fine! I just . . . started my period is all. Made a mess in my jeans, like a

crime scene.” Lucy hollered in response then grimaced. She immediately mouthed I’m

sorry to me. Her cheeks flushed red.

I lifted an eyebrow. She rolled her eyes, ducking her head with obvious

embarrassment. I pressed my lips together so I wouldn’t laugh.

Issuing me a quelling look, Lucy released me and skittered out of the stall,

whispering, “Stay here and count to three hundred.”

“Oh! Do you need anything?” Annie’s voice was less muffled and I surmised she’d

opened the bathroom door.

“Ah, no. Have it all sorted now. Thank God Tom has these nice absorbent napkins

instead of those troublesome hand driers. Although I feel like I’m wearing a nappy.

They’re bad for the environment, so I should talk to him about replacing the napkins.

Maybe make a few available for emergencies . . .”

Lucy’s anxiety-riddled chatter faded as the bathroom door clicked shut.

I released an audible exhale. My heart was beating as though it might leap from my

chest. I needed to catch my breath. Neither had anything to do with being caught.

What the fuck were you doing?

It was the sex. She’s phenomenal in bed. You’ve never had that before. It was just

I nodded, reiterating the logic of my justification for the uncharacteristic behavior. If

I repeated it enough, perhaps I would believe it.

I didn’t count to three hundred as instructed. I counted to one hundred and twenty-

three, then realized what I was doing.

“You’re mad, Sean,” I muttered, shaking myself and promptly leaving the ladies’

room. I checked the cufflinks on my dress shirt—a nervous habit—and strolled back to

the table, eyeing the assortment of eejits gathered.

About the Authors

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

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Apr 13, 2016

{Sale Bllitz} Idle Bloom by Jewel E. Ann

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Meet Oliver & Vivian in this sexy, quirky & emotional stand-alone. You will laugh, you will cry and most of all, you will not be disappointed!

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Blurb
"What lies beneath my veiled perfection is the ugly truth—my truth, my reality, my destiny."

Vivian Graham has an acceptance letter into Harvard, a badass tattoo, loyal friends, ties to marijuana, a penchant for Dunkin’ Donuts, and her pesky V-card.

Everyday she takes the Red Line to her job at The Green Pot in Boston while her friends enter the coveted, black iron gates to higher learning. The ramifications from a tragic accident have put her life on hold while time marches on for everyone around her.

After graduating from Harvard Law, Boston native, Oliver Konrad, moves to Portland to start his career and his life. Three years later, after a horrific discovery, he returns home to trade in his three-piece suit for leather work boots and his suburban home for a condo in Cambridge.

All he brought back to the East Coast was an aversion to pillows and secrets he keeps hidden behind a mysterious locked door. Oliver’s days are predictable and his nights are lonely until he meets Vivian on the subway. Her long raven hair, green eyes, and mile-long legs are achingly sexy, but the way she "innocently" fingers and licks her Boston Kreme doughnut can only be described in two words—complete torture.

When their paths cross at every turn, laughter is abundant, friendship is easy, and love is unintentional. However, their future seems improbable.

About the Author:
Jewel E Ann
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Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.
With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.


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Apr 12, 2016

{Blitz Tour: Promo + Giveaway} The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

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The Player and the Pixie
by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports, Humor

How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?

The Pixie and the Player is a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the second book in the Rugby Series.

THE PIXIE
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.

As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.

THE PLAYER
Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.

His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.

THE PLAN
Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal?

Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.

L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

Penny Reid

SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

Apr 7, 2016

{Release Week: Promo, Excerpt + Giveaway} Werewolves of Chicago by Faleena Hopkins

Werewolves of Chicago: Howard:
New Release Sale and Kindle Fire Giveaway Blitz!

Not every wolf gets a cool name. some of them have to earn it. An action-packed tale of courage, love, good vs. evil, and leaps of faith. 

In the wake of taking down the Russian mafia, runt wolf Howard has finally come into his own. And now that he's falling for a blue-haired girl, he has to discover what it means to be powerful before facing the greatest challenge of all, his past. 

Bonus Content: the novel Werewolves of Chicago: Curragh is included in this Limited Release eBook Edition. Available in Kindle Unlimited or on sale for .99 during this blitz.

FROM THE BOOK

Who am I trying to kid? 

I slow down as I near the end.

"HOWARD!!" Xavier yells, pissed off. 

I grab onto the chain-link fence and bend over, panting and humiliated. "I can't." 

Draik mutters really quietly, "He can't do it," so I know I wasn't meant to hear it. And the thing is, had it been a couple months ago, I wouldn't have been able to. But I did hear it. And it makes me angry. 

He. Can't. Do. It. All my life I've been hearing that. My whole fucking life.

A heat launches into me. One I've not felt since that night at Kruglov's, and never before then. I don't have a name for it because it's foreign, but it feels like there is literal fire in my chest as a voice inside my guts says, I can and I will. 

The dirty fence clatters behind me as I push off from it, running with gaining speed. My hair starts to tingle, wind whipping though it. The exposed parts of my skin feel cold from the sudden sting of the chilled night air. My muscles come alive, burning and expanding like they're growing with every hit to the sidewalk even though my feet feel separate from me. I let go of my mind and allow my body to show me what it can do. My arms pound back and forth, maintaining my balance. I start to make a sound I've never made. 

I hear Xavier say, "That's it," from a faraway place. "He's feeling it." 

I make it to the fence, whip around and race back in the other direction, pushing myself to cut however little time that took, in half. My chest feels like it's going to explode in volcanic ash. 

I'm pure energy. Possibility. I'm ALIVE. 

I run so fast that, unable to stop my velocity, I hit the fence with a loud SLAM. 

Falling in a heap on the ground, I begin to laugh. 

Draik and Xavier stroll up to loom over me, and I'm still laughing. They've got grins on their faces bigger than I've ever seen. 

"You found it," Xavier says.

I pant, "What? What did I find?" smiling wide. 

Draik tips his head up. "Courage."




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AN INTERESTING BIT ABOUT HOW THIS BOOK CAME ABOUT, by AUTHOR FALEENA HOPKINS

I've written seventeen novels, and six of them are about werewolves. In my books it's real life. The world does not know they exist. But they do. Never did I anticipate writing about a wolf named Howard. But there he was, showing up in Werewolves of Chicago: Curragh (also included in this one download for a limited time, since you really should read it first). Howard was then a scrawny wolf who just wanted to play with the big boys, and who they called upon for help since he's a doctor. Then from out of nowhere he did something so brave that he grew into the wolf he was always meant to be - one like them. All muscle and power. I never planned that. I don't plan plots and never know where a story is going or how it will end, when I begin it. After releasing Curragh's book, fans wanted to know more about this sweet, unassuming and courageous wolf, as did I. Werewolves of Chicago: Howard was born.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR

"The first book I ever wrote I tied with yarn, illustrated with crayon, and sold to my parents for a buck. I was about five years old. Ever since, stories of love and redemption have always struck a cord in me." An actress and director, too, Faleena Hopkins currently lives in Atlanta, GA, where she loves the unpredictable weather patterns after having lived in LA for twenty years. "Last night a thunder storm, today 75 degrees, tomorrow snowflakes drifting in the night sky. Can't beat it." 
Learn more about her filmmaking career at: http://imdb.me/faleenahopkins

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Mar 29, 2016

{Release Blitz} Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry

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One moment...

That’s all it takes to change your life.

What happens when your entire future is on the line because of one reckless moment? This is what Breanna Miller and Thomas “Razor” Turner have to face in Katie McGarry’s WALK THE EDGE. Blackmail, family secrets, future plans on the verge of collapsing, two people who aren’t supposed to be together fall in love, and the power of social media in defining who you are when you’re not even sure who that person is yet…Join the Club and and immerse yourself in the world of the Reign of Terror. Pick up WALK THE EDGE today!

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One moment of recklessness will change their worlds


Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

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"There's something about McGarry's writing that's totally enthralling. Her characters are vivid, flawed and riveting, making this is a truly amazing read!"

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"Katie McGarry is a master of her craft! Raw emotion, pure grit, I hang on every word. Her characters are real people with real problems and I cheer them every step of the way. Ready for a new addiction? Look no further than Katie McGarry's books."

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"I finished WALK THE EDGE by the amazing Katie McGarry. It was SO good that now I feel bereft. I already miss Razor & Bre - I need to know more! She is by far my #1 favorite author. She paints a picture with the words, puts you IN the story... LOVE."

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About Katie McGarry:
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Mar 23, 2016

{Blog Tour: Review} of Vengeful Love by Laura Carter



Vengeful Love by Laura   Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Mature
RECEIVED: Tour


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He's a devastatingly handsome, filthy-rich CEO. She's a high-flying London lawyer. All it takes is one boardroom pitch. One hostile takeover.
Vengeful Love is darkly suspenseful, sinfully sexy white-collar romance at its very best.

I've always walked the straight and narrow—following the rules, never straying from my chosen path.

Until Mr. Sexy Bazillionaire CEO Gregory Ryans walked into my life. It was only supposed to be business, but one brush of his wicked lips against my skin changed everything.

I can't deny what this man inspires in me. I'll do anything he asks…even help destroy the enemies from his past.

But he's hiding more than he's telling me.

When our love leads to tragedy, there's no going back. Gregory's past is trying to kill our future.

They say love can bring a person to their knees.

I've just proven that vengeful love is the strongest force of all.

REVIEW:

The first book in the Vengeful Love series has a ton of suspenseful moments and steamy romance. I was pleasantly surprised with the major focus being on the families of both lead protagonists. Each family has its issues, both effecting the happiness of both leads and creating a challenge to move forward in their romance.

Vengeful Love follows Scarlett, a smart young lawyer who gets a big opportunity to work on a major deal with a large company. Scarlett isnt prepared to deal with the very young and very handsome CEO Gregory Ryans, who sees something in Scarlett he cant resist. But he needs something from her, he needs her help in taking over a company, but there are some secrets that he’s keeping. These secrets may effect not only their attraction to each other but also their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

Scarlett is a woman with a good head on her shoulders, she is smart, super hard working and knows how to do her job and does it well. She is assigned as the lead in a major deal, but she wasn’t expecting to fall for the CEO and be dragged into danger along with it. Scarlett is dealt with many heavy blows, she is trying to take care of her sick father, who isn’t getting any better, as well as the stress of what Gregory wants her to do, and then is targeted because of the deal she closes. I felt for her with her father, as I just lost my grandfather to Alzheimer, its hard to see someone you love forget who you are. I was glad she had Gregory to distract her but she also needed to find happiness for herself. But nothing comes easy for either Scarlett or Gregory.

Gregory is a big mystery at first, the deal he wants Scarlett to take on is not so simple and he has an ulterior motive. Even though I think what he does isnt terrible, he doesn’t really look at the risk of involving other people. In a way I felt it was selfish of him to put Scarlett in a dangerous position but I can also see that he was damaged because of this man.

Overall I enjoyed the character building and steamy romance, with the cliffhanger ending I’m not sure what damage is going to come out of what happened. I’m not a fan of cliffhangers but I liked the we got somewhat of a conclusion that I don’t feel angry over the ending. If your looking for an adrenaline driven plot and smoking hot romance, this is definitely one you should be reading.



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Series: Vengeful Love #1

Release: March 21st 2016 by Carina Press


Laura is a lawyer by day, working for a global business law firm. By night, she puts pen to paper, writing about wealthy billionaires and sassy alpha females.

Laura grew up in England, UK and has spent a lot of time travelling the world. It was whilst she was living in Australia in 2009 that she began drafting her first novel (now safely in a drawer for a later date!).

In 2012, working as a lawyer in London, inspired by the blinding lights and corporate world, the writing bug bit Laura again. From a small bedroom in the city, Gregory Ryans and Scarlett Heath were born in the first book of the Vengeful Love trilogy.

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Mar 22, 2016

{Review} The Score by Elle Kennedy

The Score by Elle Kennedy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Mature, Sports
RECEIVED: Bought

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He knows how to score, on and off the ice

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.

REVIEW:

Off- Campus is on of my top five favorite series that’s out right now, each lead male has that special something that I adore. The couples that get together not only have off the charts chemistry but they help each other grow so much. The third book has all the sweet and spiciness of the first two but focuses on the biggest player of them all out of the guys. I wasn’t sure how this guy was going to not be the playboy he’s use to being.

The Score follows Allie Hayes who is majoring in acting, but is unsure about her next step after graduation. She is also dealing with the final straw with her now ex-boyfriend, he isnt supportive of her future and she’s done with his on and off persona. But he really isnt taking no for an answer, so luckily her best friend Hannah lets her stay her boyfriends place while their away. It also means she has to deal with Dean Di-Laurentis, the biggest playboy and flirt she’s ever met. After a drunken night, Allie tries to forget the one night stand she had with Dean, but he wants more. She wasn’t prepared for Dean to actually want something more from her, nor was he prepared for one girl to finally hook him into wanting a relationship.

Allie has always been in a relationship, after breaking it off with her long time boyfriend who just cant seem to leave her alone, she just want to get away his constant texting. I loved how she and Dean try to deal with each other, she wants him to keep her from reading her text from her ex, he just wants to get in her pants. In the end they do help each other but also awaken some smoking hot feelings neither knew they could have. I loved that Allie resisted Dean afterword’s, a first for him to deal with. She also has this sweet relationship with her father, that reminded me of my dad and I. She adores him and he wants only the best for his little girl, meaning Dean isnt the picture perfect guy he wants for her. Allie and Dean keep their connection a secret, unsure about what their friends would think.

Dean is what many would say is a typical jock, drinking and women are his main focus outside of the rink. But Allie changes everything, other woman arnt doing it for him, all he can think about is Allie. It was funny to watch Deans frustration with trying to convince Allie to give him another shot, but soon he starts to see another side of himself. He actually begins to care about her feelings, as well as seeing that he may not want to be a lawyer, which he just assumed he would do. He finds interest in helping kids with hockey and enjoying watching their growth and happiness in playing. I loved how interacted with this kiddos, so cute!

Overall this couple was definitely the wildest of the bunch, as well as made me laugh the most. Dean is a character, especially at the beginning, he enjoys his snarky sarcastic talks with Allie and Allie knows how to handle him. Both of them learn from each other what they truly want for their futures as well as trusting their feelings. I cant wait to read the next book, because the cliffhanger for Tucker, holy moly!! I have no idea how this is going to turn out!


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Mar 10, 2016

{Review} of Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs


Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Shifters, Werewolves, Fae, Romance
RECEIVED: Publisher

BLURB:

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

REVIEW:

Briggs seems to always know what I’m looking for in her Mercy Thompson series, as this urban fantasy is the one that I’ve stuck with from the beginning for a very good reason. The reason? It’s not just the fantastic writing, it’s the characters, they have progressed so much, they have been challenged, heartbroken, loved and lost through the nine books and they just keep getting stronger and better with each one.

Fire Touched continues from with the tension between the fae, but this time the fae puts lives in danger whom mercy and her husbands pack are sworn to protect. After a troll rampages on a bridge, putting human lives in danger, Mercy and her pack risk their lives to stop it. Luckily working together and getting help from old friend Zee and his son Tad, they are able to stop it. But with their reappearance from the fae world, they brought along a young boy who is anything but young and human. Aiden is fire touched and can help the packs newest member control his fire beast. But the fae want Aiden and Mercy makes a oath for protecting those in need, which causes a big stir among the paranormals.

Mercy is her usual bad ass self, devoted to her husband and pack and always wanting to help those in need. But she puts herself in a bit of a pickle by declaring safety for those in need in the paranormal world, which causes the Marrok to cut ties with Adams pack. It also puts a big target on their heads. Mercy has to deal with a lot of fae drama, which brought back zee and Tad whom I love. Zee is a stubborn old fae, and his interaction with Mercy are always classic, it reminds me of the first few books with Mercy working in the shop.

This book is super heavy on the fae war, the pack has to deal with the backlash of Mercy’s declaration, which introduces a ton of new and familiar faes. I loved the Adam and Mercy moments that we did get, especially when Jesse’s friend brings her mother to their house and tries to sell Mercy oils. There is a hilarious moment with an oil that’s suppose to help in the bedroom, of course the whole pack can hear their conversation and Adam thinks its hilarious. Obviously Mercy and Adam don’t need help in the bedroom.

Anyways the main focus is the pack and Mercy protecting Aiden, who was once human but was taken by fae and changed. He has a unique ability with fire. Along the way the meet some interesting Gray Lords and a very powerful female fae who doesn’t want to join her people in their war. I enjoyed the move forward with the fae and I’m super interested to see how the pack does now that they have been separated from the Marrok. If he will take them back or now that the pack as a few non werewolves in it, does this add a new dynamic to the meaning of packs. I cant wait to see what happens next with Mercy. As always I’m never disappointed and wish this book never ended.

Thank you to ACE publishing for sending me a copy to read and review.




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Mar 2, 2016

{Cover Reveal} Relics of Camelot (Legendary Saga #3) by L.H. Nicole

Relics of Camelot (Legendary Saga #3)
Release Date: 03/29/16

Summary from Goodreads:
Making
a devil’s bargain with a Fae queen is a dangerous thing.

Thrown
back to the golden days of Camelot, the Destined One needs to find the object
that will lead her and the Knights of the Round Table to the Grail of Power.
But Aliana must also figure out and complete a mystery task before she can
return to her own time. 

The consequences of revealing Camelot’s future to King
Arthur or any member of the Round Table family could be devastating. She is
forced to keep secrets, feeling more alone than ever, even with the support of
new friends and allies. With the unwelcome knowledge of their looming deaths,
will she be able to resist the temptation to save the people she loves?

The
attentions of Sir Galahad and King Arthur are a delightful yet confusing
distraction. Her feelings for Arthur—even this version of him who doesn’t know
her—continue to grow. The sparking sensation she’d felt whenever she touched
Sir Galahad is mysteriously missing, but she can’t deny a continued connection
with the protective knight.

Weapons powerful
enough to destroy even Excalibur surface along with a shadowy figure that even
seems to have influence over Mordrid. The time of the eclipse grows ever closer
and everything Aliana thought she knew will once again be tossed into question
again as she continues on her Legendary quest.
 



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About the Author
I am a seasoned Pastry Chef in our nations capitol and a life long fairytale (Disney and Grimm) lover, believes in love at first sight, is addicted to 80’s & 90’s cartoons and anything that can capture my ADD-way-to-overactive-imagination. Joan Lowery Nixon and L.J. Smith were the first authors I became addicted to and who inspired me to steal away whenever I could to read and write. You can keep up with me, and all my news and adventures on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Blogger and Legendary Saga website.



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