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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spotlight and Review: Crazy for you by Rachel Lacey









Title: CRAZY FOR YOU
Author: Rachel Lacey
Series: Risking It All, #2
On Sale: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever
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The second book in Rachel Lacey's irresistible contemporary romance series about three foster brothers who return to their hometown to open an extreme sports business, perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins, Rachel Gibson, and Jill Shalvis!

SHE'S TAKING A WALK ON HIS WILD SIDE

Emma Rush can't remember a time when she didn't have a thing for Ryan Blake. Haven's resident bad boy is just so freakin' hot-with tattoos, a motorcycle, and enough rough-around-the-edges sexiness to melt all her self-control. Now that Emma's over being a "good girl," she needs a little help being naughty . . . and she knows just where to start.

Before Emma's brother enlisted in the military, he made Ryan promise that he would protect her from everything--including himself. When her brother doesn't come home, Ryan needs to turn his screwed-up life around to honor his pledge. But he knows he's still not the right kind of guy for someone as sweet as Emma. Only he can't stop wanting to be with her. Wanting her. Falling in love with a good girl may be the craziest risk this bad boy can take . . .

MY THOUGHTS:
This book had so many of my favorite things: A romance that is semi-off limits and a bad boy who wants the good girl. Emma and Ryan are my new favorite book couple. There's something about the bad boy falling for the good girl but feels like he doesn't deserve the good girl thing, that I really enjoy.  It wasn't all smooth sailing and that's what I liked the best. It was angst-y, as is real life. I literally can't wait to see what characters are up next in this town I've come to love. 




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THE RISKING IT ALL SERIES


ROCK WITH YOU, #.5
RUN TO YOU, #1
CRAZY FOR YOU, #2
CAN’T FORGET YOU, #3

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She's been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets.

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Spotlight + Review: Forever mine by Erin Nicholas







Title: FOREVER MINE
Author: Erin Nicholas
Series: Opposites Attract, #2
On Sale: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever
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The second book in New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas's series about three geeky girls and the hunky guys who fall for them.

Maya Goodwin doesn't believe in holding back. Ever. As a cop, she never hesitated to throw herself into harm's way to save someone. Even after an injury on the job forces her to retire, she's not afraid to keep risking it all to get the life she wants. With a new career teaching martial arts to kids already underway, she's looking forward to the future - and taking a chance on the unbelievably hot Dr. Alex Nolan.

Maya - daring and spontaneous - is the exact opposite of what Alex always thought he wanted. But when a nine-year-old daughter he never knew existed shows up on his doorstep, Maya is the one who helps them hold it together. With love on the line, will the guy who's always played it safe be willing to take the biggest risk of all?


MY THOUGHTS
Erin Nicholas is one of those authors that you keep reading because she's just that good. I read the first book and I couldn't wait to read this one.
The thing that stands out in this series is how all of the female leads are seriously badass. They're confident and pushy and that's something you don't always see in books. Another thing that I love so much is that I always smile when I read them. This is a feel-good book that you'll want an entire afternoon to read it.
The chemistry between Maya and Alex was instant. They're almost opposites, but at the same time they completely work. Add in his long lost daughter and it's almost an insta-family. 
I can't wait to see what the next book brings.


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THE OPPOSITES ATTRACT SERIES

COMPLETELY YOURS, #1
FOREVER MINE, #2

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they're shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

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Spotlight + Review: holding Fire by April Hunt




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Title: HOLDING FIRE
Author: April Hunt
Series: Alpha Security, #2
On Sale: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever
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The second book in April Hunt's romantic suspense series, perfect for fans of Julie Ann Walker, Lora Leigh, and Rebecca Zanetti.

Alpha Security operative Trey Hanson is ready to settle down. When he meets a gorgeous blonde in a bar, and the connection between them is off the charts, he thinks he's finally found the one. But after their night together ends in a hail of gunfire and she disappears in the chaos, Trey's reasons for tracking her down are personal . . . until he learns she's his next assignment.

Elle Monroe never expected to see Trey again. The night they shared was incredible, but the last thing she's looking for is a relationship. Now that it's clear she's being targeted, though, she has no choice but to trust this man she barely knows with her life. And Trey's not just determined to keep her safe . . . he's determined to win her heart.

My Thoughts:
I haven't really read any of April Hunt's books before. I'm always looking for new authors to read, so when I got the chance to review this book, I took it. 
This is the second book in a series. I accidentally read them out of order haha. With that being said, I had no trouble following along.
I really enjoyed the push and pull that Trey and Elle did at the beginning of the book. I also really liked the suspense part of the book, trying to figure out who was after Elle. This is an author I'll definitely read more of in the future.


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THE ALPHA SECURITY SERIES

HEATED PURSUIT, #1
HOLDING FIRE, #2
HARD JUSTICE, #3

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April blames her incurable chocolate addiction on growing up in rural Pennsylvania, way too close to America's chocolate capital, Hershey. She now lives in Virginia with her college sweetheart husband, two young children, and a cat who thinks she's a human-dog hybrid. On those rare occasions she's not donning the cape of her children's personal chauffer, April's either planning, plotting, or writing about her next alpha hero and the woman he never knew he needed, but now can't live without.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: A ring of truth by Michelle Cox

Release date: April 4, 2017
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SYNOPSIS:
In this second book of the series, Henrietta and Clive delightfully rewrite Pride and Prejudice―with a hint of mystery! 

Newly engaged, Clive and Henrietta now begin the difficult task of meeting each other’s family. “Difficult” because Clive has neglected to tell Henrietta that he is in fact the heir to the Howard estate and fortune, and Henrietta has just discovered that her mother has been hiding secrets about her past as well. When Clive brings Henrietta to the family estate to meet his parents, they are less than enthused about his impoverished intended. Left alone in this extravagant new world when Clive returns to the city, Henrietta finds herself more at home with the servants than his family, much to the disapproval of Mrs. Howard―and soon gets caught up in the disappearance of an elderly servant’s ring, not realizing that in doing so she has become part of a bigger, darker plot. 

As Clive and Henrietta attempt to discover the truth in the two very different worlds unraveling around them, they both begin to wonder: Are they meant for each other after all?

MY THOUGHTS:
First off, I'm going to stop y'all and refer you to my review of the first book in this series. A GIRL LIKE YOU. I'm so happy to see that I was right about this becoming a series. 

I liked this book. It picked right up where the first book ended. This time we have Henrietta finding out somethings about Clive and her Mother. We also see Henrietta trying to fit in with Clives circle of friends, and making friends of her own. I would have liked a little more mystery solving in this book, it seemed to lack the mystery that the first book had. Other than that, I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to read the third book. 

Review: Hard Justice by Lori Foster

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lori Foster returns with the second installment in her explosive new series featuring sexy bodyguards who’ll do anything to protect the ones they love.

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Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size—skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage, and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she’s sweet and intriguingly innocent. It’s a risk-free assignment, until he’s required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.

Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life—going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it’s not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that’s real, raw and absolutely against the rules…


My Thoughts:
I flipping love Lori Foster! I read a Trace of fever about once a year (I'm currently reading it again for the 6th time). NO ONE does romance better than her. 
Her alpha-males are one of a kind and the heroines are always perfectly imperfect. Justice, to me,came across as a big softie when he was with Fallon. He fell hard and he fell fast. I also adored his personality. He's one of my top 5 favs of characters from Lori Foster's books. Fallon was so sheltered and just sweet. Justice and her made such an amazing couple. I'm really loving the "who did it" factor in these books. This is a great book and I can't wait to see what character is up next!
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: Legally Charming by Lauren Smith



Synopsis:
THE RIGHT DRESS CAN CATCH THE EYE OF PRINCE CHARMING…

Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…

EVERY PRINCE IS LOOKING FOR HIS SLEEPING BEAUTY TO KISS…

Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just hA workaholic lawyer comes home during a Halloween party and finds a princess sleeping in his bed. Find out what happens next in LEGALLY CHARMING, first in Lauren Smith’s newest #contemporaryromance #newadultromance series, Ever After!


My Thoughts:
I've been a fan of Lauren Smith since I read her first book. She always has the best male lead characters of any author. I loved Jared and Felicity, there was so much chemistry from the moment he found her in his bed. Felicity was a little naive, but what I really loved was that Jared never took advantage of that. He loved her innocence and that made me love him even more.
There were a few plot twists that I did not see coming, but that just made the book even better. Lauren Smith is one of those authors who can transport you into the book and make you feel like you're living the story-line along with the characters. I can not wait for the next book from her.

WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES AND COACHES TURN TO PUMPKINS…

Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been?

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About Lauren Smith:

Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. 


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: Whisper of Love by Melissa Foster


For the first time in years, Nash wants to let a woman into his world, 
but while his loss made him stronger, that strength came at a price.


WHISPER OF LOVE
The Bradens - Peaceful Harbor, MD #5
Melissa Foster
Releasing Feb 22, 2017
World Literary Press


Tempest Braden adores her family and her small hometown, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be confining. At almost thirty, having watched most of her siblings find true love, she’s anxious to experience her own happily ever after, and the move to Pleasant Hill, Maryland, is just the change she needs. When she rents a room from ruggedly handsome, and closed-off, artist Nash Morgan and his adorable son, Phillip, she thinks she’s found a little slice of heaven on the outskirts of town, where she can concentrate on building her business. That is, if she can ignore the undeniable heat between her and the sinfully hot single father.

When Nash bought his farmette, he had one goal in mind—to provide a loving, stable home for his son. He never imagined he’d be raising Phillip alone, or renting out a room to keep their heads above water. Then again, he never imagined losing his brother, or spending two years sailing around the world with parents who seemed to forget one son was still alive. 

Sparks fly from the moment Tempest moves in, and her positive energy and inquisitive nature brings new life into Nash and Phillip’s quiet, confined world. For the first time in years, Nash wants to let a woman into his world, but while his loss made him stronger, that strength came at a price, leaving him walled off and wary of opening his heart again.

My Thoughts:
I've read so many of Melissa's books that I couldn't even tell you how many. She has such a way of making each story fresh and new. This book was another great one!

I feel like I'm constantly saying this, but these characters are people I would be friends with *if they were real. Sigh* Tempest is such a positive person that she exudes happiness. She probably has one of the purest hearts of any character I've read in a while. Nash is a tortured soul, and I have a weak spot for tortured souls. He's the kind of character that you just want to hug, and the Father\Son moments made my heart happy. This book is happiness and warm fuzzies and should be enjoyed on the couch with a blanket. I can't wait to read the next book from Melissa Foster. It's always an adventure. 




Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 



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