Mar 9, 2019

{Blog Tour: Review + Excerpt} Covet by Ella James


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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Addiction 
Covet (Sinful Secrets, #3)
Covet (Sinful Secrets, #3)
by Ella James

4.26 · 468 Ratings · 177 Reviews

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Homer Carnegie. Admit it—you know my name. Your kid’s got my e-trading card. Your husband sits up straighter when I stroll onto the TV screen. He knows I’m going to crack the bat and save the day. Even your grandma’s jonesing for my autograph. But women my age? They’re the worst. Or would that be the best?

It’s not my fault they line up at the door. They catch my balls all right, two at a time sometimes, or even three. Believe me, everybody wins.

At least they did—until the video. I heard TMZ paid a million for a bird’s eye view of Homer on his A-game. The only folks who didn’t watch with eager eyes? Red Sox management. They want me benched, or worse, shipped off to rehab.

It’s a long story, what happens next. How I end up on a boat, bound for the world’s most remote island: Tristan da Cunha. Just a speck of dust in the Atlantic.

Except my heart is there.

I don’t know that when I step onto the boat.

I don’t know a lot of things.

What I’ll covet…

What I’ll lose…

REVIEW:

This was my first introduction to Ella James and the Sinful Secrets series. The writing was unique, as one character was almost stuck in a different era in the way she spoke, while the male lead was of the present. I liked how different they were from each other, but connected on a different level that brought them together emotionally and physically.

Covet follows Declan Carnegie, who is going down a dark path due to substance abuse. He comes from a well known family as well as being a star baseball player, so being in the spotlight while suffering isnt helping him. He gets away to get himself together by going to the island of Tristan. His father helped make the little area grow. He comes across a young woman who seems to be able to heal the broken side of him, she has no judgement on his past and sees the best in him. But both have something that stands in the way of them truly connecting.

This was a whirlwind story, it dives deep into someone who is suffering from substance abuse and really brings light on such a sad and dark situation. You really pull for Declan to find some help, to let this woman Finley help him. He has so much good in him, after so many bad decisions, I felt bad for the guy.

Finley is a very unique character, it took me a while to connect with her, mainly due to how she spoke. Since the people of the island were almost stuck in the past it seemed, it was hard to understand her at times. At first she can't stand the sight of Declan, but soon see's something in him, something vulnerable and she is pulled into wanting to know more about him.

Overall this was a really eye opening story, because of how deep the author went with Declan's side of the story. You really want him to let Finley help him, you want him to win his battle. The author did a great job to make it real and see how it effect someone life. The romance is innocent and sexy, finely is naive and Declan is something out of the norm for her. In the end I enjoyed seeing how these two opposites could find their own little happiness.







Excerpt:
“You’re a liar.” The words are like velvet, and his face is set like stone.
“No, I’m not! Now go away from me!”
I shove his chest without forethought and then recoil as fear pounds through me.
“Tell me you don’t want me. C’mon, fucking tell me, Finley. Make it easy.”
“I want you, and I hate it. I hate you!”
“Tell me you don’t want my hands on you. My mouth right there.” His finger points to my throat. I can’t swallow. His hands run down my arms, the warm palms feather-light. His face is grave as all the universe.
I can say nothing. I’ve made unforgivable mistakes, so many errors in judgment. My foot is caught in moss I’ll never break free of...and still I crave him.
“I don’t want to want you,” I say, the words barely there.
To my surprise, he laughs, his prince’s mouth twisting before he tosses me over his shoulder and makes off toward the curtain, striking it aside to stride toward the beds.
“I don’t want to either, so I guess that makes it even.”


About the Author:
Ella James is the USA Today and Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of twenty teen and adult love stories. She’s an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.
Ella is an Alabama native who makes her home near Boulder, Colorado, with her writer husband, three young children, and hyperactive dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found hiking the foothills, taking nature photos for her Instagram account, and swilling vanilla cream soda.

Feb 28, 2019

{Blog Tour: Review + Excerpt} Sweet Liar by Laurelin Paige



My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Age Gap
Sweet Liar (Dirty Sweet, #1)
Sweet Liar (Dirty Sweet, #1)
by Laurelin Paige

4.28 · 598 Ratings · 256 Reviews

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British ad exec Dylan Locke isn't looking for love. He isn't looking for fate. He's definitely not looking for Audrey Lind. She's pretty, far too young, and overly romantic--in short, exhausting.
But when the girl, young enough to be his daughter, literally lands in his lap and asks for his expertise, he'd be lying if he said he wasn't interested. In her body, in her innocence, in her philosophy.

In the kind of kismet that starts with kisses.

But Audrey isn't looking for love either--she's looking for lessons, and she's certain Dylan knows everything she needs to learn.
If he agrees to play the teacher can he keep his heart?

Of course he can.
Then again, he might be lying.

REVIEW:

I absolutely loved Donovan and Sabrina's story from the previous series, after getting a little snippet of Dylan in that story line, I was dying to know more. He was older, mature, sexy and I could tell he was going to be a lot of fun. Sabrina's sister Audrey seemed like a spunky curious and sweet girl and I loved the idea of these two together. Thank goodness Paige decided on this duet because I'm now finally out of my book rut.

Sweet Liar follows Audrey who is visiting her sister for the holidays, but while her sister is going through some relationship issues, Audrey finds herself attracted to Dylan, a friend of Sabrina's man and one of her bosses. After a steamy kiss that lead both to wanting more, Audrey is determined to show Dylan the kismet spark she felt between them.

This was a great quick read, I did wish it was longer and that's really my only issue, because I felt it stop just when everything was getting good. Both characters are wonderful, Dylan a dad struggling to reconnect with his son, dealing with his horrible ex, while lusting after a younger woman, he is going through a hell of a time right now. But I adored his sex, sweet and dirty talking self. Audrey is an open book, ready to explore what she feels with Dylan who doesn't believe in love, but her innocents wants Dylan to teach her things she hast discovered yet in herself.

Overall I can't wait to see how this concludes, I like both of these characters, so different from the other series and I like the age difference. Some think its a little taboo but I feel when there is a connection, just go for it.




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Excerpt:

Too bad she was that kind of girl. The kind of girl who wanted a man to love her before she lifted her skirt.
God, she was young. Younger than whatever ridiculous young age she actually was.
I’d sworn off love years ago, but not sex. Never sex. And Audrey Lind was all sorts of temptation, the kind I knew better to stay away from. She was too romantic. She was too American. She was too young. Much too young. I was definitely old enough to be her father. Probably.
Definitely.
I didn’t want to think about that.
“I’m pretty sure I can convince you kismet exists too, if you’ll just do one thing.”
“What’s that?”
“Kiss me.”
I was alone. I would always be alone.
I was a girl who felt things.
Dylan was polite, but he wasn’t nice.
I thought she’d be less dangerous in the sunlight.
I was wrong.
She was sex on heels, and I was a goner.
Audrey Lind: Part wildling, part devil, part innocent, all contradiction.
I wanted to kiss her again. Because she had perfect plump lips. Because she tasted like honey. Because she was warm and the night was cold, and I’d been in the dark for so long.
Colliding into her had been like crashing into sunshine. She made me feel warm in places that had been cold for oh, so long.
“I can’t decide if I need to shelter you, or if I should show you off.”
I stretched her and filled her and punished her pussy for being so perfect, so tight, so inexperienced
I fucked her like I’d paid for the hour.
“I’ve never watched anyone watch me like you’re watching me now.”


About the Author:
With over 2.4 million books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. Her international success started with her very first series, the Fixed Trilogy, which, alone, has sold over 1 million copies, and earned her the coveted #1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller list in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia, simultaneously. This title also was named in People magazine as one of the top 10 most downloaded books of 2014. She’s also been #1 overall books at the Apple Book Store with more than one title in more than one country. She’s published both independently and with MacMillan’s St. Martin’s Press and Griffin imprints as well as many other publishers around the world including Harper Collins in Germany and Hachette/Little Brown in the U.K. With her edgy, trope-flipped stories of smart women and strong men, she’s managed to secure herself among today’s romance royalty.
Paige has a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theater and a Masters of Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis, and she credits her writing success to what she learned from both programs, though she’s also an avid learner, constantly trying to challenge her mind with new and exciting ideas and concepts. While she loves psychological thrillers and witty philosophical books and entertainment, she is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.



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Feb 20, 2019

{Cover Reveal} Sweet Fate (Dirty Sweet #2) by Laurelin Paige


Sweet Fate (Dirty Sweet #2) by Laurelin Paige
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance



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Blurb:
Dylan Locke knows that pining over the young ingenue Audrey Lind is pointless. He can’t offer her what she wants. He definitely can’t give her what she needs. Thank goodness she’s half a world away, and he doesn’t have to deal with his attraction head on.
But fate has other plans for him, and when Audrey once again lands in his path, it’s only too easy to fall back into their easy rhythm. And then their easy banter. And of course, each other’s arms.
He tells himself nothing has changed. She still wants forever, and he still thinks tomorrow is long enough. But watching her search isn’t as easy as he thought it would be, and now Dylan must figure out if he’s really the love Scrooge he professes to be or if he’s been Fate’s willing victim all along.


About the Author:
With over 2.4 million books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. Her international success started with her very first series, the Fixed Trilogy, which, alone, has sold over 1 million copies, and earned her the coveted #1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller list in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia, simultaneously. This title also was named in People magazine as one of the top 10 most downloaded books of 2014. She’s also been #1 over all books at the Apple Book Store with more than one title in more than one country. She’s published both independently and with MacMillan’s St. Martin’s Press and Griffin imprints as well as many other publishers around the world including Harper Collins in Germany and Hachette/Little Brown in the U.K. With her edgy, trope-flipped stories of smart women and strong men, she’s managed to secure herself among today’s romance royalty.

Paige has a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theater and a Masters of Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis, and she credits her writing success to what she learned from both programs, though she’s also an avid learner, constantly trying to challenge her mind with new and exciting ideas and concepts. While she loves psychological thrillers and witty philosophical books and entertainment, she is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.


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Feb 19, 2019

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Luck of the Devil by Meghan March


Luck of the Devil (Forge Trilogy, #2)Luck of the Devil by Meghan March
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Angst Love
Luck of the Devil (Forge Trilogy, #2)
Luck of the Devil (Forge Trilogy, #2)
by Meghan March

4.56 · 1,319 Ratings · 384 Reviews

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New York Times bestselling author Meghan March continues the story of ruthless, calculating billionaire Jericho Forge in Luck of the Devil.

My poker face has always been one of my greatest assets, along with my grit and determination. I was beholden to no one. Asked permission for nothing.
Then Jericho Forge took my life by storm.
I traded my freedom for something infinitely more precious, but I didn’t realize he was holding an unbeatable hand.
Now, all I have to do is survive the high-stakes game that is my life—with my heart intact.
But not falling in love with Forge? That will take the luck of the devil.

Luck of the Devil is the second book of the Forge Trilogy, and should be read following Deal with the Devil. The Forge Trilogy concludes in Heart of the Devil.

REVIEW:

This was such a fantastic second installment, thank goodness this is only a trilogy be cause each time the cliffhanger just guts me because I wont know what happens for another month. March as always writes an insanely good romance, with tons of angst, humor, shocking twist and exciting characters that you can't help but love.

Luck of the Devil picks up right where book one left off, India and Jericho's relationship is tested, both open up a lot about their pasts. India learning more about her new husband and about her family ties that she dint even know about to a fortune of her own. Even when they butt heads India and Jericho have so much chemistry it melts off the pages. Their intense together, but so so so good together. I love how neither were prepared for these feeling to develop and even with all the chaos surrounding them they build this trust in one and other that truly becomes a special bond.

India has a lot of shockers put on her shoulders this time around, from her father, to learning more about her husband that she actually begins to fall for, to her career that puts her in some sticky situations. All in all her new husband supports her, she is learning how to come to terms with the fact that this man, even though he went about things in an unusual way he never would intentionally hurt her.

Jericho is alpha to the max, I adore him. We learn more about his awful past and how he came to be who is is now. I love seeing more of a vulnerable side to him and how much he does began to care for his new wife.

In the end we are left with another shocker ending, it's killer but so so worth it, because I know March and she always finds a way to bring us some awesome ending to her trilogies. Plus anyone who is a fan of March will love how she ties in characters from her past series!!



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Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

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{New Release} Tinsel by Devney Perry


Sofia Kendrick has always cherished her tiara. As the youngest daughter of a wealthy New York family, she’s lived the life of an American princess. But after two scandalous divorces and a breakup smear her name across the society rags, the shine from her crown has dulled. People call her superficial, even gaudy.

She’s nothing more than tinsel.

Desperate for escape and starving for peace, Sofia heads to Montana for a holiday weekend with her brother. But she doesn’t get the relaxing vacation she planned. Instead, she’s put to work in a bar alongside Dakota Magee—a man who does not want her help. A man who is set on teaching her a few lessons about real life and hard work. But Sofia has a couple of life lessons of her own to teach. Like how to fall in love.

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{New Release} Boyfriend for Hire by Kendall Ryan



 I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped . . . all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver.

I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night—except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck.

But I’m not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years.

And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn’t know we’re just pretending.

There’s a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven’t felt in so long. One kiss, and I’m losing all control.

But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?

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Feb 12, 2019

{Cover Reveal + Excerpt} Ms. Baker by Lea Coll

Today we have the cover reveal for Lea Coll’s MS. BAKER. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy March 26th!

Title: Ms. Baker

Author: Lea Coll

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 26th

About Ms. Baker:

Ever since Jack protected Samantha from a high school bully, the two have been friends. But she wants more from the sexy firefighter. Too bad Jack has always seen her as the shy sweet girl, who can’t stand up for herself.

She can’t resist his boyish smile when he stops by the bakery for coffee. Or stop herself from bringing baked goods to the fire station.

It’s time to prove she’s all grown up and can take care of herself.

And show him, she’s done being friends


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My eyes traveled around the room until I saw Jack leaning against the counter by the coffee machine in his department-issued navy blue shirt, blue cargo pants, and boots. I flushed to find his eyes on mine. I couldn’t get the feel of his hands or lips out of my head. He made no move to grab a donut, so I walked over to him. “Not hungry this morning?” I asked.

“Oh, I’m always hungry,” he said, his eyes steady on mine as he took a sip of his coffee.

After the dream I had, I couldn’t help but take that comment literally. “You should eat an apple cider donut before they’re gone," I said, my heart pounding, I turned to grab a plate to hide my face, but Jack grabbed my hand pulling me back. “Don’t worry about it, I can get it myself,” he said.

The movement knocked me off balance and I fell back onto his hard chest. His arm came around my middle to steady me. “Whoa there,” he whispered into my ear, as his body curled around mine. “I said I can get it myself. You’ve been on your feet all morning. Why don’t you sit down and rest?”

I heard the guys joking around me, but couldn’t follow their conversation.

“Samantha?” Jack’s voice caressed my ear again.

“Yeah?” I asked, breathing in the smell of coffee, and leaning my head back a little to look up at him. His eyes crinkled in amusement and his lips tilted up into a smile.

“Are you going to sit down?”

His chest was warm on my back, and my hands instinctively gripped his bare forearms, which were wrapped around my waist. I wanted to sink back into him even more, but I reluctantly moved out of his hold, feeling the loss of warmth immediately. I shook my head to clear it and pulled a stool from the island to sit down. The guys were still standing around the counter, but the box of donuts was almost empty.






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About the Author:

Lea Coll worked as a trial attorney for over ten years. Now she stays home with her three children, plotting stories while fetching snacks and running them back and forth to activities. She enjoys the freedom of writing romance after years of legal writing.

She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Maryland with her family.


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